the sentimental reason

Would you consider professional flirting a power? Idk

Zen’s the guy you’d go to if you need some help in hand-to-hand, blade-to-blade combat. Replication is his main thing, and it comes in handy when tackling the bigger, badder villains. The clones however, only possess his base proficiency at combat and flirting and none of his other powers. He also has a sporadic Psionic Intuition, which allows the team to see glimpses of the future (psychic dreams anyone?). Albeit fleeting, Zen tends to be extra sensitive to the bigger-scale, future-altering, history-making events. He might not be able to see how well you’d do in a test, but he’d definitely see Godzilla rising out of the water a couple days or weeks before it happens, so don’t worry. :D

Adoptive Muscle Memory is less of a power and more of a skill he developed. Quick perception and hella body-eye coordination allows him to study your moves and learn them with time. Short battles are of no use to him, but if the duel is extended or you come back for a rematch, then watch out bc he’s probably got all ur moves figured out. 

Yes, I did the math and estimated that his sword would be about 0.84m long in proportion to his height, which I think was about 5″9. I’m extra that way.

my experience with adhd
  • I don’t even remember putting that thing down but now it’s not in my hand and I don’t know where it went
  • ‘what do you mean you can just think about nothing? what’s that like? I don’t understand’
  • *tuning out of a conversation halfway through somebody else’s sentence because I just thought of something interesting*
  • carrying my psychiatrist’s business card with me at all times because I see her once a month and every time I go I forget what floor her office is on. I’ve been there 8 times
  • ‘Between A & B, A would be the right thing to do’ *a cascading thought process that takes a few seconds tops, justifying option B* ‘actually B would be the right thing to do’
    • somebody else, later: why did you think B was the right thing to do??
    • me: …. it’s not important, I’ll know better next time
    • (spoiler: I won’t know better next time)
  • I know you already told me this thing like 12 times but can you tell me again just one more time because I forgot
  • it’s not that I forgot that I wasn’t supposed to do this thing. it’s just that in that particular moment i thought it was okay to do it anyway for reasons that would take 48 minutes to explain even though it only took me 3 seconds to justify it in my thoughts, so it’s easier for me to just say ‘I forgot’
  • ‘I already told you that’ ‘really? I must have forgotten, i’m sorry’ ‘it was FIVE MINUTES AGO. in this SAME CONVERSATION’
  • this internal conversation:
    • me: I feel motivated to do this responsible thing
    • me: if I don’t do this responsible thing right now I will get distracted and forget to do it for another 5 hours
    • me: so I should do this thing right this second, there is nothing stopping me
    • me: after I finish this one cell phone game
    • me, 5 hours later: I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN
  • almost flunking a class because I straight up didn’t know any homework had been assigned despite loving the class and always attending
  • trusting the memory of literally anyone else over my own memory
  • intending to do something for days. sometimes months. never doing it
  • *cuddling somebody* mm this is nice … *2 seconds later* bored now
  • somebody is mad at me. I might as well fucking d i e
  • the options in company are: overshare about the one thing I care about or not talk at all
  • insensitive or inattentive? YOU decide (and when you tell me that i hurt your feelings and I didn’t notice I’ll rejection sensitive dysphoria into fantasies of disappearing forever)
  • being excellent at my job for months on end, doing everything right and everything well, and then suddenly & without explanation being t h e  w o r s t at it for several weeks, making dumb mistakes everywhere for no discernible reason
  • when asked to explain something: well it all started when I was a baby
    • ‘they don’t need that much explanation’ well YOU tell ME where to start b/c I have no fucking clue tbh
  • i can’t throw away anything b/c when I look at it I remember all the sentimental reasons I keep it around and they seem just as important as actually needing it and when I close the storage box back up I forget I had it in the first place until the next time I try to get rid of my clutter and repeat this process
  • i wasnt’ idle for a second all day and yet I didn’t accomplish a n y t h i n g
  • am i a speed-reader or was I so impatient for what came next that I read only half a page and then skipped to the next one?
  • getting excited about a project, starting it, then racing to finish it as fast as I can because when I get bored I’ll abandon it and never go back. must beat the boredom
    • edit my fics? working twice on the same idea? /uproarious laughter
    • well I fucked that up. too bad I can never rework it because I no longer have passionate energy for it
  • me, opening a bottle of adhd meds: I don’t have adhd. I’m just a lazy bum who doesn’t try hard enough
For Sentimental Reasons (Part 1)

Pairing: Steve x Reader
Word Count: 1070
Warnings: Fluff.  Pure fluff
Notes: This is the first part of a little series, I think.  Let me know what you think!

Originally posted by themichaeline


You should have never met Steve Rogers.  Your old college roommate works for Stark Industries and invited you to a come with her to a party.  She loves her job and quickly gets lost talking to coworkers and mingling.  It didn’t bother you much.  You had an excuse to where this beautiful blue dress, one that fit your top but flowed down to your knees.  It felt like something vintage and that made you splurge a little to buy it.  So you were standing on the balcony, with a glass of wine in your hand, watching the lights of New York City around you.

“It may have changed in the last seventy years, but she’s still beautiful.”

Glancing to the side, you see Steve Rogers, Captain America himself, has joined you.  It makes you a little nervous but he looks relaxed as he leans against the railing.  So you tell yourself what the hell.  You could talk to him.  “Yeah.  I love all the lights, the bustle of the cars and the cabs.  Some people don’t get it, think it’s too busy.  But for me, it’s home.  Can’t imagine myself somewhere else.”

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Some new eyes

You’ve all seen me post before about replacing patients’ eyes.  The eyes come out because of washer incidents, or pet attacks and I put new safety eyes in, or reinstall the originals if possible.  This red panda was here this week for eye and nose reinstall:

And here he is ready to go home yesterday:

20/20 vision and perfect smell! 

Some patients, however, have different types of eyes that can’t just be replaced or reinstalled.  This winter I had a couple patients whose plastic googly eyes were replaced with cloth eyes so they would not only have 20/20 vision, but would be safer for babies.  First was Cookie Monster. His person’s spouse wrote:

I am looking to get my husbands Cookie Monster toy repaired. Right now it has hard plastic eyes, and one of them is broken. (I have attached photos) I was wondering if it is possible to have the plastic eyes removed completely and be replaced with plush eyes. This was his favorite childhood toy and I’d like it to be repaired for our future child. Please let me know if this is possible and the price.

This is actually a fairly common email except for the eyes.  Many people send animals to the hospital to be spruced up for the next generation.  We agreed Cookie Monster would have a spa and new eyes.  Here he is on arrival in January:

Of course, he started with a bubble bath:

New stuffing is a must for patients going to the next generation, but he kept a bit of his original stuffing in a heart:

Then it was on to all new soft eyes:

His family wrote:

He looks great! Love the eyes! Thank you  again so much for your work, I can’t wait to surprise my husband with him :)

p.s. his original eyes went back home with him.  His family wanted them for sentimental reasons. :-)

Now Cookie Monster’s cloth eyes weren’t the only ones this winter.  I also had a visit from a turtle who’d lost an eye.  His original was flat, and felt, so that’s what his new eye is too.  He is over 50 years old and wanted to be presentable not to a new child, but to a new grandchild!  So, he also had a spa.  Here’s his arrival photo:

And here he is clean, able to hold his head up, and with 20/20 vision again:

His person wrote:

It is here - thank you, love it so much!!

if vicchan’s own version of a katsudon™ as yuuri’s birthday present isn’t the purest thing ever then idk what else is

Everyone’s Watching Us 

[Listen] Playmoss
[Listen] 8Tracks

Ƴσυ cнαηgє уσυя ѕтуℓє ℓινιηg тнιѕ ℓσηg
вυт тнє ѕσηgѕ ѕтιℓℓ мєαη тнє ѕαмє.

Ƭнєу нανєη'т cαυgнт ση
Ɛνєη ωнєη єνєяуσηє'ѕ ωαтcнιηg υѕ.
[A timeline of songs from the 1920’s to Today for these old timers and their romance.]

Let’s Misbehave- Irving Aaronson and his Commanders || Yes, Yes My Baby Said Yes- Ambrose|| The Very Thought of You- Al Bowlly || Pop Goes your Heart- Lew Stone|| I Love you for Sentimental Reasons- Nate King Cole || It’ll Be Me- Jerry Lee Lewis || This Song is You- Frank Sinatra || Can’t Help Falling in Love with you- Elvis Presley || Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood- The Animals || Love- John Lennon || September- Earth, Wind, and Fire || Power of Love- Huey Lewis and the News || A Wink and a Smile- Harry Conick Jr.|| You’re Still the One- Shania Twain || Iris-Goo Goo Dolls || Us- Regina Spektor|| Can you Keep a Secret- The Cab || Classic ­-MKTO || Into You- Ariana Grande]

Cover art from @memekeymouse, used with permission

For Sentimental Reasons (Part 3)

Pairing: Steve x Reader
Word Count: 3086
Warnings: Smut and Steve being an adorable neighbor
Notes: This is slightly AU, as if CW didn’t happen.  The title if from the Nat King Cole song and will make sense eventually.  Thank you all so much for all the love! It’s really amazing and definitely motivating me to continue this story.

Part 1Part 2

Originally posted by from-wizards-to-soldiers


The air turned colder as the days went on.  You could smell the hint of snow on the air as you walk towards Steve’s apartment.  Christmas is coming up and you know that you’re looking forward to going to visit family.  It is one of your favorite times of the year.  Though you haven’t talked about it yet, you’re planning on asking Steve if he wants to spend Christmas Day with you and your family.  Maybe he will have plans, but you’re his girlfriend.  You should figure out a plan, right?

You step off the subway in Brooklyn and pull your coat tighter around you.  They had mentioned something about snow on the weather that morning but you didn’t pay it much attention.  Steve’s apartment was just a few blocks away.  He’d been so happy to get a place near where he lived before.  The neighborhood had changed, but it was still home to him.  You had been happy for him too, because it meant he had a place of his own, a place where he could be Steve instead of Captain America.

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anonymous asked:

Do you think Keith from Voltron could possibly have Autism?

I would actually say that seeing Keith as autistic, and relating to him as an autistic person myself, is a big part of my read on him?

Keith is not especially antagonistic or cold towards people deliberately. And he can definitely be sarcastic himself. But there’s a part of Keith who is a little slow to pick up other people’s cues. I would say a big part of this is Keith’s behavior in the party in episode 4.

He’s sort of hovering around Hunk and Lance and really isn’t sure how to approach the Arusians. Keith’s response to strangers is to either focus on whatever seems better to focus on, or a kind of sheepish hesitance. We also see this as he starts to really care about the other paladins, he gravitates more towards them, but, doesn’t say so much to them.

Traits I think Keith shows in canon that make me read him as autistic:

Doesn’t really realize the impressions he gives: Keith has kind of a default ‘stern’ expression that doesn’t seem to really reflect how he feels all that much. In general, I feel like Keith has trouble expressing himself through his body language. Consider how Lance thought that Keith was deliberately looking down on him, I.E. a rivalry- part of that was Lance internalizing the instructors’ tendency to talk up Keith as their golden boy even after he was kicked out of the garrison, but it’s entirely possible part of that involves Keith genuinely not realizing how he comes across to other people.

I feel like this is also very likely why Keith ends up as kind of a loner- he doesn’t deliberately mean to alienate people but he can be misread as standoffish when he isn’t sure how to proceed and would like the other person to clearly signal to him. We also see him hanging onto something unusual that could be easily perceived as threatening or contribute to a “dangerous” image- a knife- but given the way he relates to it, and the fact that it never leaves his side, he almost certainly keeps it for sentimental reasons- and probably doesn’t realize maybe having a knife with a blade almost as long as his forearm could be read as alarming by others.

Can be sarcastic on his own, but has a hard time picking up other people’s turns of phrase: “Vol….tron?”

(also I personally find it very appealing, as someone who sometimes doesn’t get ‘obvious’ jokes, that Lance was very patient with Keith and then dropped the subject without getting frustrated. Good on you, Lance!)

Unsure how to proceed when confronted with intimacy: I feel like another part of this is Keith is kind of touch starved and not that used to being around groups of people, but, see: his response to Hunk swiping him into a hug in episode 2 (he doesn’t pull away, and actually lingers longer than Lance does, which suggests he liked it, but, he still expresses a bit of confusion) and his response to the Arusian hugging him (awkward pat pat)

I read Keith as someone who is comfortable in his own space, and has a misunderstanding a bit like how many housecats do- where from his perspective, things are great and he’s hanging out with his buddy, but from the other person’s perspective they’ve just sat in a room while Keith ignored them. So people have gotten frustrated with Keith in the past and moved away from him, and Keith leaves it feeling hurt, because… weren’t they having a good moment there? This leaves him insecure and unsure of if other people share his perceptions. 

(Yes I’m sorry my read on the infamous Bonding Moment scene is more sad than it is funny)

Establishes routines and then follows them with little variation: Keith is the one we see establishing a regular training regimen and pursuing it regularly. It’s also entirely possible that physical activity is something Keith does to focus and stay calm.  

The Big Paranatural Conspiracy Theory

aka my brain saw one theory concerning Forge and connected a bUTT TON of dots and i have no real substantial proof of this (yet) but also theres nothing currently proving me wrong so im wrITING IT DOWN SO I CAN YELL IF IM RIGHT

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