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ID #16396

Name: Delaney
Age: 17
Country: USA

Hi, my name is Delaney and I’m from the US. I’m pretty extroverted, and I love getting to meet new people! I’m a competitive dancer, but other than that I like to write, read, watch Netflix, color and draw (even though I’m not that great at it). I also love listening to music, my favorite artists are Ben Howard, Oh Wonder, Daughter, and Ed Sheehan. Some TV shows I like are The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, 13 Reasons Why, and Girl Meets World. I’m also OBSESSED with pretty much anything Disney I love learning about the cultures and people of different parts of the world, so I think having a penpal would be so fun!

Preferences: Preferably around my age (16-20 age range). I would also prefer to write letters because the excitement of getting mail is so cool and rare nowadays, but keeping contact over email/ social media would be fun too!

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Kingdra

Kingdra @ Choice Specs  
Ability: Swift Swim  
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe  
Modest Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Hydro Pump  
- Ice Beam  
- Draco Meteor  
- Surf

Moves: Hydro Pump is an extremely powerful water stab that allows Kingdra to blow past opposing Pokemon when under Rain. Ice Beam covers the Grass-types that will try to switch into Kingdra. Draco Meteor nukes several Pokemon as it’s best Dragon stab move. Surf, unlike Hydro Pump, doesn’t miss, making it useful for sweeping late game. 

Spread: Max special attack with a Modest nature and a Choice Specs allows Kingdra to easily break through the opponent’s team. With max speed, Kindgra can easily outspeed several threats, and thanks to Swift Swim, under rain it outspeeds virtually the entire metagame, allowing Kingdra to be a terrifying sweeper and revenge killer. This is because Swift Swim doubles Kingdra’s speed when rain is active. 0 attack IVs will minimize the damage taken from Foul Play and confusion recoil. 

Team Support/Usage: Kingdra is one of the best rain abusers in OU thanks to its great special attack and ability. Obviously, this makes it a fantastic choice for rain teams and offensive teams with rain cores. That does mean that you’ll need a rain setter to support Kingdra. The best Pokemon for this job is Pelliper thanks to its decent bulk and access to a reliable recovery option in roost and U-turn. As far as other teammates go, you will want a physical wallbreaker that can take on the likes of Chansey, which Kingdra has no chance of taking out. Personally, I like Mega Heracross for this job, but Mega Medicham or Mega Mawile can perform just as well. Ferrothorn is also a great partner for Kingdra because it provides spike support, weakening the opponent’s team, and loves having rain around to weaken the power of fire attacks. Lastly, other rain abusers like Kabutops and Mega Swampert can preform greatly next to Kingdra

Thanks everyone for reading! If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, or requests, don’t hesitate to leave me an ask, and I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks!

sewer-medic  asked:

IKTF, Anon. Lvl 500 here, reached plat, dragged kicking and screaming to silver SR by leavers, trolls, etc. Constantly told I should be ashamed, and that doesn't count 1500 hrs on TF2. Being told "Enjoy losing constantly, because you fucking suck." hurts. Bad. I'm amazed how such a great game can be stained by such a bad community.

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Another mercy video, enjoyyy

i say “i’m seeing a therapist” and he takes a step backwards. why he wants to know. what happened. what made me like this, basically. what was the final step that pushed me safely into the side of scary people like them.

there’s a lot i think about. like how my illnesses effect me outside of the actual symptoms. like beyond the weight there’s a second river to drown in.

i mean we don’t talk about having to stare at employment papers where they ask you to self-identify your problems. that little bead of sweat that forms when you worry - what if i don’t tell them and i need help? what if i tell them and they think i’m a risk factor? what if they won’t give me the job?

we don’t talk about the way some people act when they find out. the ones who are rude about it are one thing. but then there’s those people you thought were your friends who act like you just told them you’re infectious. who become weird and distant and suspicious like a switch flipped. like if they get to close to you, you’ll give it to them.

we learn to be okay with things we overhear on the bus but we never get used to it coming out of the mouth of the people we love. we carry this secret with us like a rotted fruit, clutching it to our bodies. we’re ashamed of our scars in front of our boss. we don’t talk about our panic attacks during lunch breaks. when the cop pulls you over “i’m disassociating” isn’t an excuse we can open the page on. when you watch people make these ranting posts about how real friends always text back, how if someone loves you, they’ll find the time to spend. success stories make other people cry with inspiration while some part of your brain is saying you can’t do that, you’re not like them. things are uglier at the bottom. you can’t explain why you can’t just make friends. you can’t write because you’re depressed but when you’re depressed you write best. you can’t eat today and no don’t ask why please. nevermind taking the train. never mind trying to be happy. never mind reading books and watching movies and wondering where exactly are people like you in hero stories. i watch a video where a man tells me that being depressed is just a mindset. when i wear all black someone remarks i look particularly emo today. it’s 2017 does anyone say emo anymore, i ask her, and she laughs, “you just look like one of those fake-depressed girls.” okay.  

i don’t tell him my therapist is actually why things don’t happen anymore. why i’m getting a handle on it. my tongue feels swollen. i feel embarrassed talking about it. in the highest twist of irony, i think of how many people know my problems anonymously on the internet. i almost spill out all my troubles onto him. instead i tell him it’s just a precaution. that i think everyone should really see a therapist, they’re brain mechanics and we all need a tune-up now and then. he relaxes.

okay. okay. i’m sorry i’m one of them.

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Misha Collins awed by a Costa Rican jungle; Gishwhes 2015 Winner’s Trip

Photos taken and edited by me. Please do not repost or remove caption. Message me if you’re still looking for a competitive team/want to win Gishwhes.