the healthy questions

classic lit authors on ao3
  • Jane Austen: The slowburn writer to end all slowburn writers. Has a mild case of purple prose syndrome. Sets you up to think she's using a really lame trope or cliche, but then pulls the old BITCH U THOUGHT. Gets in fights with commenters who completely miss the point of her work.
  • William Shakespeare: Where dick jokes meet feels. Recycles old plots that have been in the fandom for years, but always manages to put a new spin on it. That said, he's better known for good character writing than good plots. Kind of problematic, but people love him anyway. Laughs at and encourages commenters who completely miss the point of his work.
  • The Brontë Sisters: Their fics get lots of comments but they never reply. They never leave author notes, either. They share an account, and there are talks of a collab fic coming soon. Write fics for OTPs of questionable healthiness and consent. Only ever write darkfic. Like, REALLY dark. ...People are getting kind of worried about them.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Also only ever writes darkfic, but at this point, people have moved past being worried about him and have just accepted that he's weird, he's morbid, and we love him. Channels his feelings about his ex into his writing. It results in really good stories but everyone's sort of like, "...Dude."
  • Charles Dickens: Trying to set the record for highest wordcount on ao3, and it shows.
  • Victor Hugo: Currently holds the record for highest wordcount on ao3.
  • Oscar Wilde: Only ever writes M/M. Has a BAD case of purple prose, but it's worth it if you manage to get through. His stories are either hilarious or soul-crushing. Or somehow both. People love him but know better than to disagree with him publicly, lest he destroy you with one of his infamous subtweets.
  • L. Frank Baum: Wrote one really well-loved story that's among the most famous in the fandom, and it's literally all he's known for, and it pisses him off. His popular story became a multichap against his will because it's the only one of his stories anyone actually reads. He keeps trying to end it so he can work on other things, but always ends up coming back.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle: Feels L. Frank Baum's pain. SO much.
  • James Joyce: Has fascinating ideas, but takes forEVER to get to the point in his stories. Also a stoner, and it shows.
  • Lousia May Alcott: Writes stories for her unpopular OTP (that's a NOTP for most of the fandom) and breaks up everyone's favorite ships, mainly out of spite. Also kills everyone's favorite characters, less so out of spite.
  • Mary Shelley: Writes incredible stories, but publishes under her boyfriend's account because she's banned from ao3. ...Again.
Touka and Mutsuki, setting up foils and conflict

What you said about mutsuki and touka how they are both fixating on the same thing kinda like a dream was really interesting and true to me. It makes the whole touka mutsuki kaneki/haise conflict even more complex would love to hear more about that from you 

Alright, since I’m the one who brought up this idea and also I’ve seen it go around in others inboxes, I’m going to devote the Touka and Mutsuki comparison to its own Meta rather than just having it as a point in a shared meta. 

To clarify, what do I mean when I say that both Touka and Mutsuki fixate unhealthily on the idea of Kaneki/Haise? Also, why does the narrative set this up?

To begin with, I’ve received several asks as to what I mean by Touka is obsessed with Kaneki, and I’ve also seen other people point out that Mutsuki’s love for Haise is way different and much more violent than Touka’s all accepting love for him and therefore there’s no point in comparing them. However, I raise that this seemingly total opposite difference is exactly why we must compare them. Let me demonstrate to with another chart:

The two are in opposite directions, and Mutsuki is much more extreme yes. However if Mutsuki were not compared to Touka in this moment, you might mistake Touka’s own devotion as healthy if it were not being flagged like this. This is literally the origin of the term foil, which is a foil placed on a stage to highlight something, its something used to call attention to something in someone else.  Let’s elaborate under the cut though. 

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I Want To Protect You

||| @ilook-soperfectstandinghere14 asked: could I have a EXO mafia au where they meet the reader who like knows they’re in the mafia but isn’t involved with any of it, please? |||


Byun Baekhyun x Reader

Genre: Mafia AU, fluff

Word count: 930

Originally posted by fy-sexo-exo

You tapped on your chair’s armrest impatiently with your fingers. Why do you have to be here so early everyday, when you know most of the customers come in only at night. You leaned back in your chair, hovering a little bit over the ground and looked outside. It was so early that it was still dark. You started rocking back and fourth when you lost your balance.

“Oh shit.” you thought bracing for an impact when somebody caught you. You looked up and saw a man staring at you.

“Baek!” you didn’t even hear him come in.

“I saved you, again.” he smirked.

“Yeah right.” you scoffed standing up. You eyed him from the bottom up.

“This is not a hospital, you know.There are more things here that can kill you rather than help you.”

“I know but you were the closest, where else was I supposed to go?” he whined.

“You say that all the time while being on the complete opposite side of the city.”

“Come on Y/N! If you don’t hurry I might bleed to death.” he said slumping down on the chair, pretending that he’s about to die. You couldn’t take his terrible acting and just sighed.

“Fine.” you said going out of the room to get the first aid kit. A very genuine smile spread on his face as he followed you out with his eyes. You opened one of the closets and quickly grabbed what you needed, you hated seeing him all beaten up like that. When you came back you noticed him struggling to get his jacket off.

“Let me help you with that.” you said approaching him and he didn’t protest when you undressed him. He flinched when you touched his shoulder.

“Does it hurt? What happened this time?” you asked him seriously concerned.

“Since when do you worry about me this much? Oh could it be, are you falling for me?” he teased. You had to really control yourself not to smack him.

“Like anyone would fall for an annoying child like you.”

“I’m not a child.” he pouted. “Agh Y/N! Are you doing this on purpose?” he shouted when you touched his shoulder again interrupting him. Blood was seeping through his shirt. You started unbuttoning it.

“Whoa! Getting straight to business I see.” he winked.

“Baekhyun, could you stop your yapping, I’m trying to help.”

“Okay okay, I will be quiet.” he said slightly raising his hands in surrender. You took his shirt of, trying to ignore his well toned chest and focused on the shoulder. This looked bad, most definitely a stab wound.

“I will have to stitch it.” you told him and he just looked at you in surprise.

“What?” you asked.

“I didn’t know you know how to do that but go ahead, I can take it. I have had worse.”

“Worse?” you thought but didn’t let this distract you. You had to clean it first and he didn’t let out a sound when the damp cloth made contact with his skin. It must have stung anyway because you noticed how hard he clenched his fist. You got the needle out and began your work.

“Who did this?”

“No one you should worry about, it was taken care of.” he said looking out the window, resting his chin on his healthy hand. You didn’t question him beyond that, you preferred not to delve deeper into the things he does.

“How long do you plan on working here?” he suddenly asked out of the blue.

“What do you mean?.. As long as they don’t kick me out, I will stay here. I need the money.”

“Can’t you find a job elsewhere? This part of the city is dangerous.”

“I know but it was hard finding a place as it is, I’m not about to quit just because it seems dangerous.”

“I can give you the money.”

“What?” you stopped what you were doing and looked at him but he was still watching the street.

“Come work for me.” he told you. You couldn’t believe what he was saying and also sounded kind of suspicious.

“Why?”

“What do you mean why!?” he said. “I’m trying to protect you, you dumbass.” he mumbled.

“What did you say?”

He turned around, his eyes finally locking with yours, his face flushing.

“I said I want to protect you!”

You were dumbstruck for a moment and just continued to stare at him for a few long seconds.

“Protect me? When I’m the one saving your life right now?” you laughed getting back to work. Baekhyun just sighed.

“There. All done. Make sure not to open it up by doing something stupid again.” you told him finishing patching him up. He stood up.

“Thanks.” he said giving you a small smile and putting his shirt back on.

“Thanks won’t be enough. You owe me.” you teased.

“Oh I see how it is, then I will make sure to pay back double.” he told you going to the door.

“Baekhyun!” you shouted after him. He stopped and turned to you.

“Be careful.” you smiled.

“Don’t worry, you can’t get rid of me that easily.” he smirked and went outside. He stood there in front of the entrance, the first rays of sunlight reaching his face.

“Aish, that girl can’t read the atmosphere at all. How dense can she be?” he thought pinching the bridge of his nose. “And it was the perfect moment for my confession. It looked so dramatic.” he chuckled. “But now I have one more reason to go see her again.”

Abusive Ships

I am beginning to worry that fandom is an inherently damaging phenomenon.  I wanted to enjoy it, but I see so much that just makes me question its healthiness for everyone. 

I mean, I look at @organafinn ‘s work on calling attention to the suspect ships in the Star Wars fandom and the backlash she receives because of it.   I mean, I can imagine the dark thrill of shipping Kylo Ren and Rey, but I don’t see how you could possibly defend it as something to be admired and emulated.  We’re all tempted by the darkness.   I don’t see in any way, shape, or form the temptation of Kylo Ren and Armitage Hux.   There is flirting with evil and then there is giving it a full-body massage.  

While my own fandom, Teen Wolf, has plenty of dark ships, I didn’t think I would ever have one to match Kylux, until I had a conversation with someone who shipped Jackson Whittemore with Isaac Lahey.  This is literally shipping a canonical abuse victim with someone who knew he was being abused and did nothing about it because it was ‘none of his business.’  Their only interaction in the show was when Isaac kidnapped Jackson to be interrogated and then coerced him into recanting testimony. 

I argued with this person for a long time that maybe they were not actually shipping the characters, that they were shipping what the characters looked like.  While the person admitted ‘they would look pretty together,’ they were adamant that they were simply following the old ‘enemies to lovers’ trope.  They even went so far as to argue that Jackson would have been the ‘True Alpha’ if Colton Haynes had stayed, redeemed by Lydia’s love, and Isaac’s devotion to Scott would have been transferred to Jackson.

I think I hate that trope.  I think it’s objectification.  I think it is anti-feminist.  I think that people really need to revisit their ideas about romance.    I am really beginning to worry that fandom not only indulges in this type of thinking, but that fandom encourages it.   Has it become a ‘badge of courage’ to ship darkness and abuse?  Is that the allure?

anonymous asked:

So, I have two dogs and I have been feeding them both Beneful for their entire lives. I know that Beneful isn't good for the dogs, but it's what I can afford, I also give them plenty of meat and other dog-healthy foods on the side though. I recently went to the vet and they said that both of my dogs were healthy. So, my question is that even though my vet says that both of my dogs are healthy should I still try and change their food?

Knowing that you’re feeding your dogs one of The Worst foods, that has reportedly killed multiple dogs, isn’t taking proper care of them. By no means does anyone have to feed their dog the best of the best and blow all their money on food, but i think your standards should be a little higher than the lowest quality grocery brands. Here are some cheap dog foods that are okay quality:

  • Nature’s Recipe
  • Iams
  • Beyond Simply 9
  • Eukanuba
  • Halo Spot’s Stew
  • Nutro Max

On its own, Ni is a very extreme function. It’s so easy to get lost within Ni if one isn’t careful because it’s such an interesting world. Insights are anywhere and everywhere to analyze. Anything and everything can strike your fancy and you can spend hours trying to unravel a single intuition. It’s like a never ending maze of twists and turns without any dead ends. And that’s where the danger lies. Without any dead ends, how do you know when to stop? How long will you keep walking into an endless void of truths before you lose yourself in it? After all, when everything is a concept and interpretation, what is real?

Medicine that HAS to exist or else I’m cancelling star wars:

-breast implants for women that look completely natural

-EXTREMELY low mortality rate among “first-world” planets for delivering mothers, even with complications

-Low mortality rates even among poorer women just because of how medicine spreads

-SRS and HRT are completely easy to access and normalized
+ fully-functioning penises, probably genitalia trades for people who match

-change donated blood to be one type instead of another (change O to A, for instance)

-children with more than just two biological parents since we’re doing it now anyway (http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/08/523020895/a-baby-with-3-genetic-parents-seems-healthy-but-questions-remain)

-transplants of things like limbs and also basically every organ (except for probably the brain)

-Vaccines are made more quickly

-a lot more cancers actually have cures

-Plastic surgery that doesn’t fuck up

And honestly the health insurance is already canonically great because even members of backwater planets have functioning robot limbs/eyes and they’re clearly dirt poor

EDIT: honestly I feel like they would have synthetic hormones that behave exactly like naturally produced ones.

anonymous asked:

Hey, how can you tell if a snake is overweight?? I'm wondering because I just got a new one and she seems a bit pudgy. Thank you in advance

Hi there!

The answer depends on the species of snake and it does have a bit to do with age as well. Some species are naturally slimmer and some are stouter, and of course babies are going to be a bit skinnier because they’re still growing whereas adults will tend to conserve more energy and store more fat.

If we’re talking corn snakes, the ideal body condition for a corn is something like a loaf of bread: rounded on top, straight down the sides, flat on the bottom. I’ve taken the liberty of including some photos of varying body conditions below so that you can see the difference.

Dextro, shown below, is underweight. His spine is visible, his back is more tented at an angle than it should be and his neck is sharply distinguished from his body and head. He’s not dangerously underweight, but he is visibly skinnier than a healthy corn snake should be. This boy’s got some genetics stuff going on that made his entire clutch a little different-y. I promise I am not underfeeding this animal and he has been tested for parasites

Ramesses has an average body condition. His back is rounded on top but his sides are fairly straight down, and his tummy scales are flat to make maximum surface contact with the ground. If you were to take a cross-section view of him, he would look a bit like a slice of sandwich bread. He’s got a clearly defined neck and tail, but he tapers gradually and not sharply. He’s a bit stout but densely muscled and strong.

Hatshepsut is overweight. Her spine is slightly concave from the padding around her back and her sides are bowed out. She’s got little fat pads at her hips that are clearly visible and her neck is not well-defined. Her belly scales are rounded. 

Many corn snakes in the pet trade are prone to obesity as we provide what we think is the very best for them and unintentionally overindulge. Without a need to get up and hunt for shelter, water, and food, many corn snakes are perfectly happy to live a life of eating, sleeping, and pooping.
While most of my other snakes take readily to provided enrichment and enjoy regular adventures and activities, Hatshepsut is satisfied to snuggle under my sweater while we watch TV or fall asleep on a warm laptop keyboard. I love her and I want her to be happy, but I also want her to be healthy and have a good quality of life. So the goal is to find a balance that works best for her to keep her feeling well cared for while actually BEING well cared for.

Some ways to keep your snakefriend in tip top condition are going to include making sure your enclosure is an appropriate size and offers a variety of perches and hides so that your snake is comfortable moving from spot to spot instead of camping on a head pad under a fake rock. You should also be providing enrichment that encourages your snake to move and explore. You can also reduce feeding frequency if your snake is starting to look a little chunky, or maintain frequency but reduce prey size. Corn snakes should eat a meal slightly smaller in diameter than the largest part of their body. Babies should eat every 5-7 days, adults should eat every 7-14 days, with more frequent meals for more active or breeding animals and less frequent for non-breeding and sedentary animals. Never starve an animal or force it to engage in any activity that it is actively trying to escape to try to make it lose weight. 

I hope that this helps to give you a better idea of where your snake’s body condition is on the spectrum and I wish you and your noodlefriend a very long and happy and healthy life together!

anonymous asked:

Have you ever gotten in a drinking contest with the others. Aren't you kinda like Thor and Steve (where they once drank that really fermented wine from Asgard and they weren't more than like slightly tipsy)? Is that at thing?

yes, we do have drinking contests but we play in teams as part of an elaborate drinking game called ‘forget your traumas.’ 

right now the teams are “water-related trauma;” which is tony and steve, “brainwashing & assassins;” which his me, nat and clint, and “anger issues” which is thor and dr banner.

 right now the method of play is some kind of freeze tag? and the floor is lava. there are ping pong balls involved. jarvis keeps track of the rules and tells people when they have to drink. we never know who wins though because we cant agree if winning is the most or the least drunk.

anonymous asked:

i heard you like htp trick

I’ve been sat here for the longest time trying to figure out what the fuck htp meant i was like “is it some Harry Potter thing i don’t know about? Harry the Potter???” so the fact it took me so long to even know that u meant hydra trash party should tell u how much i like it lmao

no, if i see it on my dash/added to my posts/in the Bucky or Seb tag then ur blocked 🤷🏽‍♀️ abuse isn’t cute, fictional or otherwise

Finally - Chapter 2: Dinner

aka: 9 times Jay tries to win Voight over (intentionally and not so intentionally) and the 1 time he doesn’t need to.

Also on ff.net and AO3.

Many, many thanks to @justkillingtimewhileiwait for all of her help, listening to me bounce ideas off her, ramble on about what I wanted to write and mostly, the beta-ing. You are awesome! :)


Jay wiped his hands on a tea towel when there was a knock at the door, making sure the hobs were turned off as he left the kitchen to answer it. Taking a quick look through the peephole, he opened it once he saw it was Voight on the other side.

“Hey, come in. Erin’s getting cleaned up. They gave her some strong pain meds so she just woke up,” he stated as he let Voight in, knowing exactly why he was there.

They had gone on a raid that afternoon, and although they had caught everyone they needed and closed the case, Erin had been struck in the head with the end of a gun as she had rounded a corner. She hadn’t been knocked unconscious, but it was a head wound which meant the two of them had spent the rest of the afternoon at Med whilst Erin was being checked out.

“Why does it feel like you’re always here, Halstead?” Voight asked gruffly, entering the apartment and coming to a stop on the other side of the kitchen counter to where Jay was.

“Because I live here now?” Jay replied slowly, furrowing his brow when Voight failed to reply and sending a small jolt of panic through him momentarily. There was a small, irrational part of him that worried he should grab the knife he had left on the counter when answering the door before Voight did. The rational side told him that there was no way Voight would hurt him in such an obvious place. Especially with Erin in the next room. “Wait, you do know we live together now, right? It’s been about 6 months, there’s no way it hasn’t come up.”

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anonymous asked:

*ANSWER BEFORE 5/19 PLS* sorry for sending this so late lol, but I have 2 weeks to lose 8lbs for my formal. I also want to lose excess fat on thighs and no longer have rolls on my stomach. What should I do? (I'm at 123lbs, my goal is 115)

Eat clean. Watch your portion sizes. Drink lots of water. And drink milk (if you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just prefer milk alternatives, any type of soy, almond, rice, coconut etc. milk works). Drink before meals (to prevent yourself from overeating), after a meals (prevents eating after full), or when you feel like snacking and don’t want to over-do it. Try chocolate milk to kick sugar cravings. And chew gum instead of absent-mindedly eating. Running is a really great form of exercise for weight loss. Make sure to always go for healthy alternatives (the least processed the better). Ditch refined sugar: try some of these recipes https://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/no-added-sugar-recipes?utm_term=.lg7Qz8gmB#.ouYYAJqz7 It’s important to stay healthy and nourished at all times. While you should only be eating when you’re hungry, don’t starve yourself. It’s all about making healthy choices, smart diet changes, making sure you’re eating so that the nutritional benefits are worth the calorie intake. DO NOT starve or do anything dangerous (avoid laxatives and diet pills) 

Jared answering a question about healthy coping mechanisms:

[I just watched this panel and I thought it was important to type up Jared’s response to a question a fan had.]

In response to the question: “Have you guys ever had, like, some kind of unhealthy coping mechanisms and how did you get out of it?”

Jared: “That’s a huge, that’s a huge, huge, huge, wildly important question. And very, very, very, very near and dear to me and my heart and my family and my soul. Unhealthy coping mechanisms are…. very unhealthy.”

Jensen: “We established that.”

Jared: “Yeah. I consulted and still consult a professional—a doctor— about how to cope more properly with pain and sadness and depression and with anxiety. It gets really scary sometimes. The world’s a scary— it can be a scary place. Even from where I stand, you know? And I’m a six foot four white dude who has [a beard], you know? Like, I get— and I get pretty scared sometimes, and I get pretty worried. And sometimes my wife isn’t there to tell me it’s alright, sometimes [my boys] aren’t there to tell me it’s alright, sometimes my friends aren’t there to tell me it’s alright, and I, I choose to listen to the bad instead of the good. So I went to a professional and am proud of it.
I’m certainly not qualified to give proper advice, but to say— I hope this doesn’t sound like a cop-out—but to say, if I want to learn how to be a kickboxer, I would go to a kickboxing professional. If I want to learn how to be a nutritionist, I would go to a nutritionist. It I want to know how to be a surgeon, I would go to medical school. I wanted to learn how to take care of my mental health, so I went to a mental health professional. And I’m proud of it.
And I truly wish that for everybody. I think there’s a weird stigma right now where if you go like, ‘hey,’ if you say, ‘I’ve got cancer, so I went to a doctor.’ People are like, ‘Well, yeah!’ But if you say like, ‘Hey, man, I’ve got some wild anxiety.’ They’re like, ‘Oh! Well, just relax.’ You know? Which doesn’t make sense. I think we’re moving in the right direction as a society. But there was something going on in my head that I wasn’t controlling, that is not dead today, you know? So I go to— I go to a doctor, you know? Because something’s going on and I just want to get answers. There’s not— there’s no shame. There’s no like, ‘Oh, you know I talked to somebody about I’m feelings sad.’ ‘What?! Why are you sad, you know? You’re rich!’ or whatever, you know what I mean? F*** that. F*** that.
So I say to everybody that one of my greatest blessings in life was realizing before it was too late that I wanted to figure out what was going on in my head. So that’s my answer.”