silent calls

i lost my voice for a week & nobody noticed because i never freaking talk
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this one here is called the silent princess. despite our efforts, we can’t get them to grow domestically yet. the princess can only thrive out here in the wild. all that we can hope is that the species will be strong enough to prosper, on its own.

ماهرخ
—  Mahrokh, literally “moon-face”. A Persian name chiefly for girls. The moon is associated as one of the highest levels of beauty in Persian culture. To be named this is to be called the silent beauty of a full moon on a clear night.

Chester. Bennington. Of. Linkin. Park. Committed. Suicide. He was 41.

Let that sink in.

All the music he did, the songs where most of us felt like we weren’t alone in the struggles we had. What if they were silently a call for help? And all along, we had no idea. He had been a part of everyone’s teenage rebellion playlist, and it fucks my mind so much because as far as depression is concerned, it knows no bounds. Who cares if you’re a 40 year-old guy with a generously huge fanbase and lots of people who love and enjoy what you do? Once you let depression consume you, it’s over.

What a deadly disease of the mind. Literally.

Silent Bob

So in this game, we had communication devices and were leading a small rebellion. one of the generals was an NPC called Silent Bob, named because he was mute. This is what happened when our leader called the base asking for reinforcements:

Leader: I call Silent Bob.

DM: Ok. *Rolls* The call goes through.

DM: ………..

Us: ………

Me: dying of laughter in the background

After at least two minutes of confusion and the leader yelling “Silent Bob?” I decided to speak up,

Me: *Wheezing* Guys!! He’s SILENT BOB!!! SILENT……BOB!!!!!

Everyone then proceeded to facepalm and blame our leader.

THE END

Heart Rate!

Harry was on Grimmy’s show once again, for like the millionth time. It wasn’t a special occasion, at least as far as Harry knew. Nick had told him he just wanted to check in with him, let people know what he was up to. It was unusual, but what in their relationship wasn’t.

Of course you had joined him and were now sitting behind the glass, seperating the audio booth from the control room.

“Now, I brought back a friend of yours, because you enjoyed it so much the last time.”, Grimmy was currently telling Harry with a laugh.

Harry groaned when he saw the heart rate monitor.

“Not again.”, he said, shaking his head and shooting you a look, silently calling for help.

You just laughed, while nervously playing with the hem of your shirt. Lou put a hand on your shoulder, soothing you.

“It’ll be fine, hun.”, she told you, giving you an encouraging smile.

You nodded hastily. You were glad the monitor wasn’t hooked up to you right now, because you were certain your heart rate would tell everyone just how nervous you actually were.

“Let’s start with something simple.”, Nick said, after Harry had been prepared and the monitor was ready.

He held up a picture of a puppy, making Harry smile.

“Cute.”, he chuckled.

“Staying steady in the face of an adorable puppy.”, Grimmy commented for the benefit of those listening at home.

“I’m more of a cat person.”, Harry explained.

They both looked at you and you nodded in affirmation.

“Well then.”

Grimmy continued with a few more pictures that barely had an affect on Harry, which to you wasn’t suprising, since you had been the one to pick the pictures.

Finally things got interesting when it came to the next picture.

“Aah, beautiful, wonderful.”, he turned it to Harry, “What about your lovely fiancée?”

Harry grinned and the numbers on the monitor went up quite a bit, to a good 95.

You smiled at him through the glass as his eyes found yours.

“Still makes my heart beat faster.”, Harry said, more to you than to anyone.

You blew him a kiss.

“Ugh, too much cheesiness, let’s move on.”

You held your breath.

“Now, Harold, what do you think of this?” Grimmy turned the next picture.

Harry frowned for a moment, then his eyes widened.

“Is that…?”, he stuttered, looking from Nick to you again.

You smiled broadly and gave a nod.

“Oh my gosh!”

The monitor gave a loud beeping, because Harry’s heart rate was through the roof.

“This, ladies and gentlemen, is Harry Styles’ reaction to realizing he’s gonna be a dad.”, Grimmy explained, turning the picture so the camera could see it. It was a sonogram of yours and Harry’s first child.

Harry had tears in his eyes and broke out in a hysterical fit of laughter, covering his eyes with his hand and turning from the microphone.

“Oh gosh.”

When he came back up, he shook his head with a laugh.

“I hate you all so much.”, he said, with a glance over at you and his friends behind the glass.

You were laughing as well, tears in your eyes.

“Well, go on! Go kiss your baby mama!”, Grimmy told him.

He didn’t have to tell Harry twice. He jumped up, ran for the door and into the control room. You had barely gotten up, when he already scooped you up and gave you a bone crushing hug. You slapped his arms.

“Watch it! Don’t squish the baby.”, you reprimanded him with a laugh.

He immediately let go, just gently holding onto your shoulders.

“I love you so much.”, he said, then kissed you with a smile.

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9. SILENT PRINCESS

There’s one! Oh! And another! The flowers we have in Hyrule aren’t just as beautiful… They’re also quite useful as ingredients for a variety of things. This one here is called the silent princess. It’s a rare, endangered species. Despite our efforts, we can’t get them to grow domestically yet. The princess can only thrive out here in the wild. All that we can hope… is that the species will be strong enough to prosper, on its own. Oh! Is that what I think it is?! Look at this! I don’t believe it, but I actually caught one! This delicacy is known to have very, very potent effects under proper circumstances. Tada! Research from the castle shows ingesting one of these can actually augment certain abilities. We wouldn’t be in a controlled environment out here, and with your level of physical fitness… you’d be a perfect candidate for the study! Go on! Taste it!

‘5 a Day’ challenge (learn around 500 new words by 2018)

This wonderful post here got me thinking about how realistic and manageable learning five new words a day actually is, and I’ve come up with a challenge.
It’s primarily aimed at language-learners, but if you have a butt-load of definitions to learn it could be useful (although, I recommend only learning 3 longer definitions a day) or for law cases if you just need the name and a sentence about the case eg -
Ireland;Burstow (1997) - silent phone calls can be assault.

The challenge:

Starts - Monday 4th September
Ends - Sunday 31st December

How it works:

  1. Monday to Saturday, you learn five new words each day, and on Sunday you revise the words and focus on the ones you find difficult.
  2. Monday to the next Saturday, you learn another five new words each day, and on Sunday you revise that week’s words AND the previous weeks’ words. 
  3. And so on.
  4. Each Sunday you revise all the previous words - just a brief check for those you know, and spend a little more time on those you don’t.

By the end you’re should have learned around 500 new words!