the legitimate excuse


It’s All Acoustic features a song from Shawn Milke’s old band The Legitimate Excuse. Check it out!

257. We should pretend to be on our ‘Time of the Month’ and burst into tears at random intervals, complain about stomach ache, watch angus thongs and perfect snogging and eat amounts of chocolate to rival Remus, otherwise Evans will slap us (again).

I’m not gonna lie, the slap was kinda hot. - SB

Don’t be weird. - JP

It’s times like this when I wish I was a girl. - PP

Now you’re being weird too. Stop it. - JP

In any case, I learned that Remus is the only one in our group who has a legitimate excuse to allude to his time of month. If you know what I mean. - SB

I will bite you. - RL

Thanks to @owlweirdo for this submission! 

nicodiangelo-has-victuuri  asked:

So I saw your Tanakane headcanon thing, which made me find out about and immediately ship it... oops? Anyways I was wondering if you had anything about how they find about each other's... mythological activities

pt1 pt2

  • After the events of Son of Sobek, Sadie knows about greek gods, however Drew doesn’t know that Sadie knows, or even that Sadie herself is a magician 
  • Of course Sadie does occasionally tease Drew with, “But you have to; I’m Egyptian royalty!” when Drew doesn’t want to do something Sadie says
  • In those same conversations, Drew has almost countered with “Well I’m the daughter of goddess” too many times for comfort 
  • It all comes down to an argument between the two, where Drew accuses Sadie of cheating on her because Sadie always randomly disappears for periods of time without legitimate excuses, and Drew can never come over to Sadie’s house
  •  Sadie counters that she can never see Drew over the summer because of her weird summer camp that Drew only vaguely alludes to occasionally 
  • They both realize that if they don’t come clean, this will be the end of their relationship. But even if they come clean, the other person might just think that they’re insane
  • Sadie gives in first, making Drew promise not to speak until she finished 
  • She details her adventures, about how the Egyptian gods are real and she’s a magician and she saved the world with her brother 
  • To end the revelation, she pulls her wand out of thin air, and is nervous because she can’t figure out the face Drew is making or what her girlfriend thinks 
  • Drew blinks once, looks Sadie in the eyes and says, “My mom is the greek goddess of love, lust, and beauty.”
  • and before Sadie can even fully process what Drew just said, she gets a shit-eating grin on her face and replies, “I can tell.” 
  • They both lose it
  • The insanity of the situation and the relief of getting the secrets off their chest all come crashing down and they end up just laughing for a solid five minutes before either can compose themselves 
  • It’s one of those situations where the hysterics will stop for a moment, but then their eyes will meet and they just burst into laughter again 
  • In the end, they spend all night talking about their godly heritage and the House of Life/Camp Half Blood 
  • Afterwards, Drew will occasionally come over to Brooklyn House and cheer her gf on when Sadie teaches 
  • Most of the other members of Brookyln House end up with at least a little crush on Drew, which makes Sadie super protective and clingy of Drew whenever she comes over, and it’s pretty adorable 
  • Once in a while one of them will recruit the other for help on a quest or mission or general monster chasing after them
  • Everyone gets so sick of their flirting at the House of Life that they’ve been kicked out multiple times to “go on a date or something, I don’t care so long as it isn’t here” -Carter Kane 
  • It’s a wonderful feeling to have someone who you know will be there when you have magic-related problems, especially for Drew who didn’t really have anyone to confide in about demigod issues during the school year  
  • To sum everything up: they’re in love

here’s a lil tip from me 2 y’all:

if you like a problematic fave, embrace it. do not try to pretend like they’re pure and innocent and like they’ve done nothing wrong. if they’re an asshole, don’t pretend like they’re not. if they’re mean, don’t act like they’re nice. don’t paint them as misunderstood, and do Not use mental illness as a scapegoat for unhealthy coping mechanisms and abusive (emotional or physical) behavior. do Not come into my house with that kind of attitude.

some characters are assholes. and that’s okay. what’s Not okay is defending them when they’ve done something wrong and excusing legitimate concerns around what other people think and feel. do Not talk over these people. listen, understand, and implicate it into your words, and actions.

and – for the love of god – stop giving them free passes because ‘they’re my fave and i love them so much uwu’. white male characters get away with So Much because of what they look like (conventionally attractive), and how fandom reacts to them vs a complicated character of color whose morally grey. someone like that can only step out of line once before they’re put up on the chopping block by everyone else, but the white male fave? ‘leave my son alone he didn’t mean it!!!!!! ;o; uwu uwu uwu’

don’t act a fool. own up to your shit or get the fuck out.

wanna play ME3

wanna catch up on fanfics

wanna do something actually useful around the house

wanna get some work done on something creative

I have no legitimate excuse not to be able to accomplish ALL of this. so instead i’ll probably spend the rest of the afternoon in a blanket-burrito on my couch drinking coffee and doing none of this and staring at tumblr. 

legitimate excuses for male students based on my high school dress code:

“Sorry mom, I failed English because SARAH just couldn’t keep her shoulders covered!!”

“DAD IT’S NOT MY FAULT, ABIGAIL was wearing A CROP TOP and it was SO DISTRACTING that I couldn’t finish my quiz!!!”




Have such bad Monday-morning-itis this morning; I’ve a loooong day at work and I’m already exhausted but unfortunately I don’t think “I need to stay home to organise my Harry Potter collection on my new bookcase” is a legitimate excuse for not going in

(It should be.)

  • friend: makes a legitimate excuse to leave
  • brain: ok but did you consider this, they actually left because you're terrible company and they hate you, just a thought
  • me: what? no, they had a reason, they sai-
  • brain: they were lying. it's because you're awkward and suck at making conversation
  • me: ... you know what you're right
10 Reasons I love being an INTP

1. I have a legitimate excuse for nerding out (as though I needed one).

2. My mind is broader than my social circle, but that’s actually kind of fun.

3. I can drive my ESFJ friend up a wall without trying. (Poor dear, she’s actually quite a nice person, and I appreciate how she puts up with me!)

4. I can launch off on a fifteen-minute rant about anything in which I’m interested without even realizing it.

5. I can also ignore people without realizing it.  (Sorry, guys!  I was just thinking.)

6. People think I would make a good cranky book critic. (Yes, I do find this to be complimentary.)

7. No one expects me to be the life of the party.

8. Everyone thinks I’m extraordinarily intelligent. (They’re in for a big surprise!)

9. Children actually like me.

10. I can have a blog about being an INTP, which is kind of a cool personality type to have.

Daily Tafsir of Ibn Kathir

Legitimate Excuses for staying away from Jihad

Allah mentions here the valid excuses that permit one to stay away from fighting. He first mentions the excuses that remain with a person, the weakness in the body that disallows one from Jihad, such as blindness, limping, and so forth. He then mentions the excuses that are not permanent, such as an illness that would prevent one from fighting in the cause of Allah, or poverty that prevents preparing for Jihad. There is no sin in these cases if they remain behind, providing that when they remain behind, they do not spread malice or try to discourage Muslims from fighting, but all the while observing good behavior in this state, just as Allah said,

(No means (of complaint) can there be against the doers of good. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.) Al-Awza`i said, “The people went out for the Istisqa’ (rain) prayer. Bilal bin Sa`d stood up, praised Allah and thanked Him then said, `O those who are present! Do you concur that wrong has been done’ They said, `Yes, by Allah!’ He said, `O Allah! We hear your statement,

(No means (of complaint) can there be against the doers of good.) O Allah! We admit our errors, so forgive us and give us mercy and rain.’ He then raised his hands and the people also raised their hands, and rain was sent down on them.” Mujahid said about Allah’s statement,

(Nor (is there blame) on those who came to you to be provided with mounts) Mujahid said; “It was revealed about Bani Muqarrin from the tribe of Muzaynah. ” Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Al-Hasan said that the Messenger of Allah said,

(Some people have remained behind you in Al-Madinah; and you never spent anything, crossed a valley, or afflicted hardship on an enemy, but they were sharing the reward with you.) He then recited the Ayah,

(Nor (is there blame) on those who came to you to be provided with mounts, when you said: “I can find no mounts for you.”) This Hadith has a basis in the Two Sahihs from Anas, the Messenger of Allah said,

(Some people have remained behind in Al-Madinah and you never crossed a valley or marched forth, but they were with you.) They said, “While they are still at Al-Madinah” He said,

(Yes, as they have been held back by a (legal) excuse.) Then, Allah criticized those who seek permission to remain behind while they are rich, admonishing them for wanting to stay behind with women who remained in their homes,

(and Allah has sealed up their hearts, so that they know not (what they are losing).)

(94. They (the hypocrites) will present their excuses to you (Muslims), when you return to them. Say “Present no excuses, we shall not believe you. Allah has already informed us of the news concerning you. Allah and His Messenger will observe your deeds. In the end you will be brought back to the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, then He (Allah) will inform you of what you used to do.”) (95. They will swear by Allah to you (Muslims) when you return to them, that you may turn away from them. So turn away from them. Surely, they are Rijs (impure), and Hell is their dwelling place – a recompense for that which they used to earn.) (96. They (the hypocrites) swear to you (Muslims) that you may be pleased with them, but if you are pleased with them, certainly Allah is not pleased with the people who are Fasiqin (rebellious).)