the nailbiter

Some people manicure their nails,
Some people trim them neatly
Some people keep them filed down,
I bite ‘em off completely.
Yes, it’s a nasty habit, but
Before you start to scold
Remember, I have never ever,
Scratched a single soul.
—  Shel Silverstein, ‘The Nailbiter’

Dang I wish I had fidget toys in school. With my anxiety, I would bite my fingernails so badly that they bled and I would even bite the entirety of a few off sometimes so I had no fingernail. Thankfully I got medicated which helped my anxiety (but not my habit hah) so I wasn’t anxious at all times, and therefore I could put that nasty nail biting polish on and my fingernails are all grown back and painted! 
But wow I know that these toys help people who need it for stimming/fidgeting of any mental illness/disorder/etc. Even nt people could use them, since I know bad habits like nailbiting or eyebrow picking etc can be learned habits. If you have any of these toys no matter what, please be respectful when using them and don’t disrupt class! Teachers really have no choice but to ban them. People like me could get a doctor’s note, but psychiatrists and other specialized doctors are hard to come by and it isn’t easy for people to get doctor’s notes.
Psychiatrists are so expensive and hard to get to that I am one of the only people who could use medication out of many I know that has one, and it’s even the doctor I repeatedly go to after I “graduated” from therapy. That’s why these toys can be super helpful for anybody, and I’m glad they’re being normalized.

April recs

A bit short this time, since I was reading books more than fic last month.

The Throne in the Hall by @butteredonions (Voltron, gen)

The only way to save this planet, and his friends, is to fight. It’s not the same; it’s close enough. Shiro doesn’t have a choice.

Action-packed nailbiter that reads like an episode, and really maxes out the Shiro feels, aka exactly everything I want in this fandom.

comfort food by @lightshesaid (Voltron, gen)

Popcorn,” Lance says. “Like, movie theatre popcorn. With extra butter.”

“Gross,” Keith says, shuddering.

“Oh yeah? What’s your comfort food then, mullet man?”

“Don’t call me that.” Keith crosses his arms, considering the question seriously before he answers. “Hot chocolate, maybe.”

“That’s a drink,” Pidge says, pointing at him. “Doesn’t count.”

The team discusses comfort food, and Keith’s tragic backstory rears its head. Fluffy and feelsy and TEAM.

makes no sense to fall by @codenamecesare (Yuri on Ice, Victor/Yuuri)

“If you’re not serious about Yuuri, you need to back off. You have no idea how many times I watched your programs with him and listened to him rave about you. He’s memorized interviews of yours that you forgot you ever gave.”

“I’m very serious about Yuuri.“

“Are you very enough, though? Because Yuuri’s idolized you forever.”

Well, yes. That’s the idea. If Victor bought into his own press, he’d idolize him too.

Takes the shovel talk trope, turns it inside out, and twists the knife. JFC, Cesare could have just literally stabbed me and saved me some pain. Sooo good.

Shelter in a Hopeless Place by @igrockspock (Rogue One, Galen/Bodhi)

Bodhi Rook was a local boy from Jedha.  He’d kept dozens of trivial secrets for Galen and twice betrayed anti-Imperial sentiments.  He was perfect for the mission.  There was just one problem: Galen didn’t want him to leave.

Ugh, BODHI. I love him so much. I love how this doesn’t shy away from the fact that Galen is using him, but they find something human and heartbreaking between them anyway.

I’m looking at some people’s responses to the scene in John Wick: Chapter 2 where John and Cassian are sniping at each other in a crowded building, and it’s surprising to me just how many folks think that’s a serious scene. Everyone knows silencers don’t work like that. Everyone knows it’s not smart to repeatedly shoot at someone in a moving crowd while the target and you, too, are also moving. Between the directors, the fight choreographers, and the weapons experts working on the franchise, they already know all that stuff. They didn’t “mess up” that scene. Everything “wrong” with it was intentional.

The John Wick movies are highly stylized and are filmed with amazing attention to the tiniest detail. One detail was an homage to Buster Keaton at the beginning of JW2. That should have clued everyone in to the fact that the entire movie was going to be one nailbiting, wacky (and at times comedic) ride. Thus, the scene of two expert assassins having what amounts to a slap fight with unrealistic sound effects after failing to brutally murder each other earlier ends up in the movie…and is awesome!

IDK about y'all, but that was some funny stuff. 😁

yourplisetsky  asked:

11, 14, 21, 22, 26, 37, 75, 116, 137! :)


11. What does the most recent text that you sent say? 


14. Do you believe in luck and miracles? 

yes!! 100% i do!! :) i believe in good and bad luck, and miracles do happen! =)

21. What are you bad habits? 

nailbiting, lying sometimes yikes, not sure if this counts but i’m an extremely negative person when it comes to myself and my own problems (but with others i’m always super positive it’s weird). i’m really tough on myself when i fuck up, and my self-esteem is like non-existent, i also sing like all the time. all the time. i also talk tooo much, but especially when i just wake up since im a morning person and i’m getting ready with my sis and im babbling away and shes like, ‘pls stop not everyone has as much energy as you’. i could literally go on for a million years about my bad habits but ill stop here lol

22. Where would you like to travel? 

ICELAND!!! i’ve wanted to go there for so many years. the nature, the culture, everything is so beautiful and i want to go desperately, especially to see the northern lights and Jökulsárlón!

26. What do you do when you wake up?

before i even get out, i get my phone and check tumblr for a few mins, my email, and my messages!! and then i make my bed and then brush my teeth, hair, wash my face yadayada sometimes i’ll shower too. then i make breakfast and go to school

37. What do you say during awkward silences? 

i usually sense them fairly quickly so i make up something to say/a new topic off the spot because i despise awkward silences haha

75. Favourite animal? 

hmmm uhhhhhh. i’ve never really had one favorite animal. i love cats, dogs comes second, i love seals they’re soooo cute. BIRDS!!! i. love. birds. especially tiny round ones ahhhhds

116. Are you listening to music right now? 

not right now! which is funny because i have headphones on…but no music

137. How tall are you? 

i am barely 5′2″, or 157 cm, i am tiny

thank you for asking me stuff @yourplisetsky ILY!

The one picture of each party leader which sums up their election night

Election nights are make or break for party leaders, and 2017 has delivered another nailbiting vote for those at the political summit.

Recent general elections have triggered leadership resignations galore – in 2015 alone Labour, the Lib Dems and Ukip were all looking for new leaders by 12.15pm the next day.

Here’s a quick visual guide to how election night 2017 played out for the big five.

Theresa May – Conservative

(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Sorry Mrs May, you’ll have to open your eyes, it’s not a nightmare. A tough night for the Prime Minister after her massive gamble on a snap election backfired sensationally. Ministers and close colleagues lost their seats, Labour are already calling for her to resign, and Tory MPs are being asked by journalists about the leadership succession.

Jeremy Corbyn – Labour

(Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Smiling Jeremy Corbyn appears to be the only real winner among the party leaders, with a strong performance during the election campaign helping confound his critics. Labour claimed numerous Tory scalps on the night and held off their challenge in many marginal seats. Mr Corbyn will probably still be smiling like this when he gets back to Westminster.

Tim Farron – Liberal Democrats

(Danny Lawson/PA)

Tim Farron had a bit of a fishy night in more ways than one. He held on to his own seat in Cumbria with a majority slashed from 8,949 to 777 – with independent candidate Mr Fishfinger scooping up 309 crucial votes as well. Nationally the Lib Dems made some gains but overall failed to harness the votes of Remainers to spark a resurgence after the low of 2015.

Paul Nuttall – UKIP

(Joe Giddens/PA)

Paul Nuttall’s face tells the story of a sticky night for Ukip. Mr Nuttall came a distant third in Boston & Skegness, taking little more than 3,000 votes to the Tories’ 27,000. The national Ukip vote collapsed as voters returned to Labour and the Conservatives. And former party leader Nigel Farage could soon be back on the scene as he said he would have no choice but to return to frontline politics if Brexit was in doubt. No wonder Mr Nuttall is loosening his tie.

Nicola Sturgeon – SNP

(Andrew Milligan/PA)

As you can see, it wasn’t the happiest of nights for Nicola Sturgeon. Scotland’s First Minister has become used to election triumphs, and she described the 2015 SNP “tsunami” of seats as a historic watershed. But just two years on the party has suffered a major reverse, losing many seats and seeing senior figures Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson defeated. By the Conservatives. Yikes.

They’re listening to
it’s kenma’s phone. c:

Kuro had to shave part of his hair because he pulled too much. Kenma’s been doing pretty good lately with the nailbiting though, all things considered.
Starting to fall into a groove with drawing bfrb kenma, this is the first time I’m really tryin to get kuro though.

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