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To avoid spamming the dashboard I have compiled the Inbox ASKs and answer them together in this post (‘∀’●)❤ ( A few questions are repeated, so I have combined them as one.)  Questions that are not listed here, the answer will be revealed in future comics 👍

Again, thank you so so much for the interest, encouragement and support❤

♛18.06. Update: Sorry for the late reply, I have compiles some more anon asks under the “Read more.” :) Again thank you for the questions!
♛So Sorry Guys. Link fixed

✒ Is the Fox personal bodyguard a male or female?

The Fox is a lady…? To be honest, I didn’t have a gender in mind when I design the fox, so feel free to interpret it anyway you like :)

Will we be seeing any more new faces in the animal court?

There will be other minor characters, such as other soldiers, maids, butlers, gardeners and royal members. And of course the King and Queen of the Goose and Swan kingdom. However majority of the story will still focus on the core 7 below.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dryer, 1928

from “Nay Rather” by Anne Carson:

There is something maddeningly attractive about the untranslatable, about a word that goes silent in transit. I want to explore some examples of this attraction, at its most maddened, from the trial and condemnation of Joan of Arc.

Joan of Arc’s history, especially the historical record of her trial, is one fraught with translation at every level. She was captured in battle on 23 May 1430. Her trial lasted from January to May of 1431 and entailed a magistrate’s inquest, six public interrogations, nine private interrogations, an abjuration, a relapse, a relapse trial, and condemnation. Her death by fire took place on 30 May 1431. Thousands of words went back and forth between Joan and her judges during the months of her inquisition; many of them are available to us in some form. But Joan herself was illiterate. She spoke Middle French at her trial, whose minutes were transcribed by a notary and later translated into Latin by one of her judges. This process involved not only the transposition of Joan’s direct responses into indirect speech and of her French idioms into the Latin of judicial protocol, but also the deliberate falsification of some of her answers in such a way as to justify her condemnation (this criminal intervention was revealed at a retrial that took place twenty-five years after her death). Yet these many layers of official distance separating us from what Joan said are just an after-effect of the one big original distance that separates Joan herself from her sentences.

All Joan’s guidance, military and moral, came from a source she called ‘voices’. All the blame of her trial was gathered up in this question, the nature of the voices. She began to hear them when she was twelve years old. They spoke to her from outside, commanding her life and death, her military victories and revolutionary politics, her dress code and heretical beliefs. During the trial Joan’s judges returned again and again to this crux: they insisted on knowing the story of the voices. They wanted her to name, embody, and describe them in ways they could understand, with recognizable religious imagery and emotions, in a conventional narrative that would be susceptible to conventional disproof. They framed this desire in dozens of ways, question after question. They prodded and poked and hemmed her in. Joan despised the line of inquiry and blocked it as long as she could. It seems that for her the voices had no story. They were an experienced fact so large and real it had solidified in her as a sort of sensed abstraction – what Virginia Woolf (in To the Lighthouse) called 'that very jar on the nerves before it had been made anything’. Joan wanted to convey the jar on the nerves without translating it into theological cliché. It is her rage against cliché that draws me to her. A genius is in her rage. We all feel this rage at some level, at some time. The genius answer to it is catastrophe. 
I say catastrophe is an answer because I believe cliché is a question. We resort to cliché because it’s easier than trying to make up something new. Implicit in it is the question, Don’t we already know what we think about this? Don’t we have a formula we use for this? Can’t I just send an electronic greeting card or Photoshop a picture of what it was like rather than trying to come up with an original drawing? During the five months of her trial Joan persistently chose the term 'voice’ to describe how God guided her. She did not spontaneously claim that the voices had bodies, faces, names, smell, warmth or mood, nor that they entered the room by the door, nor that when they left she felt sad. Under the inexorable urging of her inquisitors she gradually added all these details. But the storytelling effort was clearly hateful to her and she threw white paint on it wherever she could, giving them responses like:

…You asked that before. Go look at the record.
…Pass on to the next question, spare me.
…I knew that well enough once but I forget.
…That does not touch your process.
…Ask me next Saturday.

And on 22 February 1430, when the judges were pressing her to define the voices as singular or plural, she most wonderfully said (as a sort of summary of the problem):

The light comes in the name of the voice (in nomine vocis venit claritas).

The light comes in the name of the voice is a sentence that stops itself. Its components are simple yet it stays foreign, we cannot own it. Like Homer’s untranslatable molu it seems to come from somewhere else and it brings a whiff of immortality with it.

Things in modern history we should’ve learned in school, but didn’t:

Things in modern history we should’ve learned, but didn’t:

  • The Troubles, a series of violent conflicts between the Irish and English over who would control Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years.
  • The UK’s economic slump in 1980-1 that led to riots
  • Margaret Thatcher’s policies led to unemployment and a housing crisis that persists to this day
  • The Falklands War
  • The Iran-Iraq War
  • Canada’s separation from England in 1982
  • Kwangju Massacre in South Korea following an uprising over military leader Commander General Chun Doo-Hwan declaring martial law and seizing control of the country. An estimated 600 people died.
  • Indira Gandhi’s assassination following Operation Blue Star, which lead to damage to the most sacred Sikh shrine and deaths of innocents
  • The Chechen Wars
  • The Rwandan Genocide
  • The Oka Crisis between Canada and the Mohawk nation in 1990
  • Afghanistan falling under Taliban rule in 1996
  • The LA Riots over the acquittal of four police officers by an all-white jury in the Rodney King police brutality case
  • The Somali Civil War

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I thought I’d touch on the subject of Driver’s dual gender. Originally, it was just a way to lampshade the self-insert nature of it a bit and make it more customizable for others who’d like to play with the concept, but it’s turned into something else.

As I’ve mentioned before, Driver has a twin sibling. They’re of the opposite gender, so when Driver’s a guy, he has a sister (and vice versa.) And how could I not want to explore that dynamic? Twins are so interesting! The relationship between Driver and their twin is now at the heart of my 10th class concept. Basically, they each represent what the other one could have been if things have been just a tiny bit different.

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Companions Don’t Know Everything

It is all too common within the community for a person to state a UPG, only to have someone tell them they are wrong for a multitude of reasons. While this is a problem in itself, I have seen one argument that troubles me more than others. This argument generally goes along the line of ‘Well, I asked my companion(s) and they said that you’re wrong.’

While one can learn a great deal from their companions I feel that this argument (or even train of thought) comes from the idea that one’s companions are never wrong. Now, before anyone gets bent out of shape over this, I myself am guilty of doing just this. A friend of mine was asking about a specific type of energy and a spirit I work with decided to add his two cents in. However, it was later pointed out that the spirit I was working with was misinformed due to indoctrination and propaganda from information spread by spirits higher up on the political hierarchy where he lived. Not only was the spirit I was working with shocked, but he was also very apologetic for giving misinformation. Note, he did not do this because he was being malicious he was just very misinformed.

This experience makes me very wary of those who counter other people’s experiences by stating anecdotal evidence from their companions. They may be misinformed, have their own biases, or may even misunderstand what someone is talking about. Especially if your companion is not from the same species, culture, group, etc… that the person is speaking of. A good example of this is demons. There are countless species of demons with different cultures and norms. Just because your companion happens to be a demon that does not make them an expert on all demons. That would be like me, a human, claiming to understand ALL humans which clearly is not the case.

Another problem with this, is many times when someone posts an UPG on a species, it may not be entirely clear which species they are working with or even what culture or group. I’ll use myself as an example yet again. I work with a group of Larvartum demons, however they do not represent the entirety of their species as they are military Larvartum. To break it down even further they are a specific group of Larvartum demons that work in a specific territory which makes them separate from what one would consider the ‘norm’ for most military Larvartum. If I were to apply what is ‘normal’ for this one group of Larvartum to ALL Larvartum I’d be terribly mistaken. However, if I posted an UPG on Larvartum demons and failed to mention what specific group I am working with, it could be understandable that another Larvartum demon from a different group would go ‘No, I don’t live like that. What is that person talking about?’ and in this case the misunderstanding would be completely understandable.

As you can see I’m simply pointing out a few flaws I’ve noticed when dealing with UPG’s and other’s companions. I’m not saying don’t trust your companions, that your companions are wrong, or anything along those lines at all. I’m simply stating that if you are going to attempt to refute someone else’s UPG: first off try and get more information about who or what exactly the person was dealing with if possible, secondly try and determine how accurate your companion’s information is. If you’re worried that questioning your companion will offend them, just explain why you are questioning their information. It’s the same as asking your human friend how they got their information on a group of people or various cultures. Sources and specifics are important and can help avoid miscommunication and/or the spreading of misinformation.

anonymous asked:

What's some common slang/jargon a veteran character might use in civilian life? Thank you!

I think it varies significantly depending on what part of the army you were in and how much you absorbed the lifestyle, but here’s a few I still use on a regular basis. Some of them might actually be fairly common irl ones; I can’t even tell the difference at this point.

Hooah: I can’t help myself. I told my husband at one point to spray me with water if I said “hooah” and I just can’t stop. It’s just such a convenient word that replaces most forms of communication to something akin to a grunt and that’s great when you’re me and you hate talking.

• Hurry up and wait: the army wants you to hurry the fuck up and run your ass ragged only to stand around for literally hours doing nothing. We have to wake up at four a.m. to pre-preassemble at a location where we’ll preassemble before we actually assemble at. Like. Eight a.m. Sometimes it feels like the real world is just as ridiculous with its timing. 

Soup Sandwich: A fuck up of epic proportions. It feels like everything’s a gd soup sandwich these days.

Voluntold: When someone “volunteers” for something but in fact they were told to volunteer for it, making it more of a demand. I ask myself this all the time when I see businesses doing giveaways or protesters/public speakers and shit, when I pick my passengers in my car who say they do volunteer stuff like that, I want to ask if they actually volunteered or if they were voluntold. 

• …and a wake up: A unit of telling time in the military we learn in basic training to help us get through the weeks of training. It cuts down on your days left by one with the reasoning that if the final day is just a ceremony or something as equally easy, the final day doesn’t count because the hardest part is waking up on that day. So instead of saying we have fifty-six days left, we’d say we have fifty-five days and a wake up. I still say shit like that to my husband. “We have an appointment in three days and a wake up.” Yes, it’s pathetic.

•  as you were/as I was: Return to your prior task/I’ve made a verbal error, please disregard the last thing I said. I often sometimes just say “disregard.”

Roger: yes, confirmed, heard, understood, you got it, I’m on it, roger-fucking-dodger bro.

• skillfully acquire: steal. Literally just steal. 

• high speed: good shit, A+, 10/10

• the crud: a common cold, especially one with fluid leakage.

• Charlie Foxtrot: a clusterfuck. A complete and utter fuck-up.

• MIA: missing in action. Applied to literally anything that isn’t where it’s supposed to be. “I can’t leave ‘cuz my damn keys are MIA.”

• Stay in your lane: this one is common in the civilian world nowadays, but when we used it we meant it quite literally: on the range we each had our own lane, and when the range was hot (guns being fired) you don’t cross over to someone else’s lane because people are literally shooting weapons why would you put yourself in that situation. Also used in the same metaphorical sense civilians use nowadays, aka “you do not know about or understand this so stick to what you know.”

• The real world: civilian life, non-military life. Every day I wake up and am grateful I now live in the real world.

• Zero dark-thirty: too goddamn early in the morning for this bullshit

• Beer-thirty: it’s socially acceptable for me to get fucked up thank god

As you can see, most of these I still use because they apply to both the real world and the army. We wouldn’t use most of our slang here because it normally wouldn’t apply. There is no need for me to tell a fuzzy to grab a donkey dick so we can juice up the 5k.

Some soldiers are REALLY hardcore about keeping their personal life and their working life separate and they go to great pains to avoid slipping in military jargon. Others just really don’t care at all. It’s okay to have a character be either of those or somewhere in the middle, but I recommend trying not to overdo it on jargon, such as the above example I gave. You can’t expect most civilians to be able to know what most of these slang terms mean, and you’d be holding up your story having to explain them so often. I recommend keeping jargon relatively sparse, using only when it’ll have the greatest effect. Using jargon just to show off will always drag down a story.

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Now, that the part of the interview about Eren and Armin has been translated, I’d like to give my thoughts on it. I usually don’t like to talk too much about the interviews, since Isayama (just like any other writer) doesn’t want to reveal the plot in the interviews. He can only hint at the things that the manga has already hinted, and it’s the fandom that usually tries to make it sound like Isayama has said something big, even though he didn’t. But this interview is a treasure.

Isayama talked about some scenes between Eren and Armin, in the same way that some of the blogs that I follow have talked about, months/years ago. Isayama basically confirmed a lot of the meta writings that our community wrote, which brings smile to my face.

The scene in ch72 where Eren doesn’t give Armin the response he expected to hear, Isayama said that it was a shock for Armin. It just brings joy to my heart seeing how Isayama is focusing on the moments that Armin/Eremin fans have been talking about for so long, while the majority of the fandom has ignored it, thinking it’s irrelevant.

It was a shock for Armin to see how Eren doesn’t seem to have that dream anymore, because he heard him talking about it during the graduation ceremony, just 3 months prior.

And it’s interesting how Isayama used the words “The end of a dream”, when Eren ignored Armin who wanted to show him the sea shell. It’s basically a confirmation to what we’ve already been talking about many times before, that for Armin, there is no dream about the outside world, if he can’t share it with Eren.

Armin said in ch72 “Let’s start by going to the ocean.” The realization of his dreams were supposed to start at the ocean, but the dream ended there, because he couldn’t share it with Eren.

We always knew that the root of that dream was different for Eren and Armin ever since they were kids, but Armin didn’t knew that. He thought that Eren wanted to see the ocean, and other wonders, for the same reason that he wanted. It’s the one and only time where he misinterpreted Eren’s thoughts.

Eren and Armin aren’t the same in anything, really. They are opposites in many aspects, but they are like the opposite sides of the same coin. Even though the root of that dream was different, they shared the same dream. Similarly, even though the root for why they didn’t get along with the other kids in town was different, and they acted differently (Eren either fought them, or ran away, while Armin never ran away from them), they shared that they didn’t get along with the other kids.

Their friendship didn’t start because of the dream, the dream just made it more powerful. They were already best, and only friends to each other, before Armin ever came to Eren running to him with that book. And after wall Maria was destroyed, they didn’t talk about the outside world for 5 years, and yet Jean thought that they were way too close to each other.

Eren and Armin were always drawn to each other. They never managed to create a bond to anyone else that is near as strong as their bond to each other. They feel incredibly comfortable in each others company. They understand each other better than they understand themselves, and have accepted each other for who they truly are without judgments. They complete each other, just one look in each others eyes can bring peace to their hearts. Their fear vanishes when they are next to each other. They sacrificed themselves, and “died” for each other.

Their childhood friendship lasted for 8 years, from the time when they were 8yo, to the time when they were 16yo. Whatever relationship they happen to have in the future, it won’t be as innocent as before, cause they aren’t kids anymore.

Their “separation” as hinted, suggests that they will take different responsibilities in the military, which won’t allow them to be as close as before. This was hinted in the manga a long time ago. In ch3, Eren suggests to Armin that since he was the best at theoretical courses, that he should work on that. But, because of the dream, Armin joined the SC. Though now Armin probably won’t think that he has that dream anymore.

The veteran SC members are all gone, so 104th squad has to fill the gaps, and EMA should take the responsibility and work in the area that they’re good at. Since Armin is more of a strategist/tactician, I assume he wasn’t as close to Eren and Mikasa in the last three years, since Eren and Mikasa are good at different areas (combat).

The dream itself has ended for now, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. Just because they aren’t kids anymore, it doesn’t mean that they can’t dream anymore. Armin’s parents were grown ups and yet they wanted to explore the outside world together. Erwin had a dream until the day he died. I can definitely see Eren bringing back that dream to Armin after the war is over, and make his eyes shine again.

After all, Eren wants to feel free, but there is no freedom for him without Armin. He wanted to see the ocean, and other wonders of the world, because he thought that if he’s able to see it, than it would mean that he’s free, but the thing is that he always wanted to see it with Armin, just like how Armin always wanted to see the ocean, and other wonders of the world, with Eren.

uhnkass  asked:

Your word is the Law for the next 10 minutes, what would you do/order?

Eliminate the bipartisan system in U.S. politics, eliminate Sharia Law, make circumcision available only by recipient’s choice, reduce superfluous military spending, impose complete separation of church and state, increase funding for prostate cancer research, provide feminine hygiene products for homeless and women’s shelters, and create Free Cake Day.

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Trump to lift military gear ban for local police
The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a policy implemented during the Obama administration.
By Laura Jarrett, CNN

Washington (CNN) – The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a policy implemented during the Obama administration.

President Barack Obama issued an executive order in 2015 prohibiting the transfer of a host of equipment, including armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage uniforms following controversy over the “militarization” of the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there’s an occupying force as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said at the time.  "It can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message.“

President Donald Trump will sign a new executive order Monday rescinding Obama’s directive and Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the policy change during a speech at the annual conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received multiple standing ovations and appeared touched by the warm welcome.”

(W)e are fighting a multi-front battle: an increase in violent crime, a rise in vicious gangs, an opioid epidemic, threats from terrorism, combined with a culture in which family and discipline seem to be eroding further and a disturbing disrespect for the rule of law,“ Sessions said, as he walked the audience of mostly law enforcement officials through a broad tour of his policy changes at the Justice Department over the past several months.

"The executive order the President will sign today will ensure that you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job and send a strong message that we will not allow criminal activity, violence and lawlessness to become a new normal,” Sessions added.

Trump’s new executive order was first reported by USA Today.

Civil rights groups swiftly blasted the equipment policy shift Monday, saying the Obama-era guidelines were critical to rebuilding trust with communities of color.

“These guidelines were created after Ferguson to ensure that police departments had a guardian, not warrior, mentality,” said Vanita Gupta, former head of DOJ’s civil rights division under Obama and who now leads the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.  "Our communities are not the same as armed combatants in a war zone.“

But the National Fraternal Order of Police applauded the news and the group’s president, Chuck Canterbury, explained that the FOP has been working to roll back Obama’s restrictions since the day they were announced.

"The previous administration was more concerned about the image of law enforcement being too ‘militarized’ than they were about our safety,” Canterbury said in a statement.  "In an effort to shut down a single program run by the Defense Department, known as the 1033 program, they restricted access to surplus equipment throughout the federal government.“

Congress originally launched the so-called "1033 program” in 1990 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which allowed the Defense Department to transfer surplus hardware and equipment to state and local law enforcement for use in “counter-drug activities.”

The recycled gear included equipment the agencies would normally be unable to afford and the original program has resulted in the transfer of more than $5.4 billion worth of gear since the 1990s.

Armored vehicles and other military gear were also used by police officers during the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

A Trump administration document describing the policy shift says that it “sends the message that we care more about public safety than about how a piece of equipment looks, especially when that equipment has been shown to reduce crime, reduce complaints against and assaults on police, and make officers more effective.”

CNN’s Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.

“There’s a reason you separate military and the police.  One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people.  When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.” — Commander Adama, Battlestar Galactica, s.01:ep.02 “Water”

Or: when you get a bunch of hammers, everything starts looking like nails.
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The Ultimate Wingman - Rated T (Warning: Fluffy Smut - clearly marked for skipping) - COMPLETE 

Main Ship: KLance / Side Ship: Shallura

Type: College AU

Summary: Lance and Hunk have moved in to the new student apartments at Garrison University called The V at Garrison.Living on their floor, they meet and befriend their neighbors: Pidge, a child prodigy in robotics. Matt, Allura, and Shiro, life time friends with the boys watching over their siblings. And Keith, the anti-social boy who hates change.As time progresses, they all become friends and Lance finally finds someone to help him explore his bisexuality - his gay neighbor Keith.They strike a deal = Lance helps Keith find a social life while Keith becomes Lance’s wingman, but what happens when both men realize that their deal has become more complicated than they expected.

Lion’s Chain - Rated T (Warning: PTSD, Some Graphic Description of Violence, Consensual Smut - smut marked for easy skipping) - Incomplete/Updated Weekly

Main Ship: KLance / Side Ship: Shatt-Miro

Type: Veteran/Modern AU

Summary: Keith is returning from deployment overseas, officially released from duty in the military. However, his first stop back in the states isn’t the place he expected to be - the funeral of his military partner Miguel McClain.There he meets Lance, the younger brother of the fallen soldier, along with the other grieving members of the McClain family. Unsure of the next steps in his life and unable to separate his military and civilian life, Keith looks to the one place he can even consider home - the family Miguel loved and left behind.Using group therapy, meeting new people, and becoming closer with the McClain family, Keith tries to put his life back together and live past the tragedy of losing his best friend. In turn, he grows a bond with Lance and realizes that maybe Miguel was right along - the two seemed made for each other.

Steam - Rated M (Warnings: Violence, Consensual/Light BDSM and Non-Consensual Smut/Rape) - COMPLETE 

Main Ship: KLance / Side Ship: Shalluratt OT3

Type: Fantasy AU, Rose Queen Series Crossover

Summary: 20 years ago, Arcadia ended a civil war against an evil Queen. With the rightful Queen taking her place, the kingdom was left to fix years of racism, bigotry, hatred, and inequality.Finding themselves in a time of moderate peace, a young hunter named Keith fights against the left over oppressors. As a rare Human fire mage, he seeks to perfect his craft at the Queen’s Academy.He finds a black feline Demi-Human, Lance, who is on the run from his clan. Considered a dark omen to his people, Lance journeys to find the King in order to save himself and his family from execution. Wielding the powers of ice, Lance is considered a rare creature, leaving him in constant fear of death or captivity.They assist each other on their goals, but fail to realize that they were fated to meet and every decision they make changes the very fabric of time.One wrong choice and the future Arcadia will fall.

Elements of War - Rated T (Warning: Violence) - Incomplete/Updated Randomly

Main Ship: KLance / Side Ship: Shallura

Type: Witch AU by @thesearchingastronaut

Summary: The Civil War between the Altean Kingdom and the Galra Empire has reached its breaking point with he assassination of King Alfor and his Altean royal court.Regardless, Lance - a water witch - wants no part in fighting the war until his mother, a healer, becomes ill and the only way to save her is to join the war effort in order to find a cure for her deadly disease, He joins the Garrison Academy for Military Witches and meets a prodigy fire witch named Keith. Not all at the Academy goes as planned as Lance struggles to find his magical strength as he watches his comrades surpass him.Then one day he unlocks magic he didn’t know he had and would lead him on a journey he never intended to join - Lance is a healer.

Interstellar Dreams - Rated T (Warning: Possible Future Fluffy Smut) - Incomplete/Updated Randomly

Main Ship: Allotor-Alfive x Lotor

Type: “Nothing Bad Happened” AU by @littlecofiegirl

Summary: Alfive’s lab partner Honerva is taking a leave to give birth to her third child. In the mean time, her second son Lotor will take the duties of working with Alfive on research and development of various planetary resources to better the universe.What neither of the two expected was to become so close and, eventually, discover more than just research.

One Day at a Time - Season 2 - Ed Quinn to Recur

Ed Quinn (2 Broke Girls) is set for a recurring role on Season 2 of One Day At A Time, Netflix’s reimagining of Norman Lear’s classic. The new version is about a Cuban-American family and centers on a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son. She’s “helped” by her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.

Quinn will play an EMT who served with Penelope (Machado) in Kabul. They run into each other at the hospital, and sparks fly.