okay but like. remember when someone took red beanies to a book signing and got dan and phil to wear them and the blurry pictures taken from a distance were everywhere because beanies. remember when dan apologised every time his hair was even the slightest bit curly. remember when he’d insist he looked absolutely terrible when a fan told him otherwise. and now dan just casually did a liveshow in a pastel beanie with his hobbit hair. like it’s not the biggest deal but he just looked really soft and comfortable and happy and it makes me feel all warm inside and i’m just really grateful for dan howell

Happiness update for yall: my girlfriend's kid sister is going to draw the comic book

I’m going to use to propose to her!!!!!!!!

She’s working on the cover right now!!!!

(Also one of my students is starting a queer club at his school and asked me to help him plan things and I’m just so proud of him!!!!)

A handy list of poisons for writing reference, provided to you by me, Bella

Poisoning is one of the oldest murder tactics in the books. It was the old equalizer, and while it’s often associated with women, historically men are no less likely to poison you. This is not a guide on how to poison people, you banana bunches, it’s a guide on writing about poisons in fiction so you don’t end up on a watch list while researching them. I’ve taken that hit for you. You’re welcome. These are just a few of the more classic ones.

  • Hemlock: Hemlock (conium maculatum) is one of the more famous ones, used in ancient times most notably in Socrates’ forced suicide execution. So it goes. The plant has bunches of small, white flowers, and can grow up to ten feet tall. It’s a rather panicky way to die, although it wouldn’t show: hemlock is a paralytic, so the cause of death is most often asphyxiation due to respiratory paralysis, although the mind remains unaffected and aware.
  • Belladonna: Atropa belladonna is also called deadly nightshade. It has pretty, trumpet-shaped purple flowers and dark, shiny berries that actually look really delicious which is ironic since it’s the most toxic part of the plant. The entire plant is poisonous, mind you, but the berries are the most. One of the most potent poisons in its hemisphere, it was used as a beauty treatment, so the story says, and rubbed into the eyes to make the eyes dilate and the cheeks flush. Hench the name beautiful lady. The death is more lethargic than hemlock, although its symptoms are worse: dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, tachycardia, loss of balance, staggering, headache, rash, flushing, severely dry mouth and throat, slurred speech, urinary retention, constipation, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, and convulsions. It’s toxic to animals, but cattle and rabbits can eat it just fine, for some reason. 
  • Arsenic: Arsenic comes from a metalloid and not a plant, unlike the others here, but it’s easily the most famous and is still used today. Instead of being distilled from a plant, chunks of arsenic are dug up or mined. It was once used as a treatment for STDs, and also for pest control and blacksmithing, which was how many poisoners got access to it. It was popular in the middle ages because it looked like a cholera death, due to acute symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhea, confusion, convulsions, vomiting, and death. Slow poisoning looked more like a heart attack. The Italians famously claimed that a little arsenic improved the taste of wine.
  • Strychnine: Strychnine (strick-nine) is made from the seed of strychnos nux vomica and causes poisoning which results in muscular convulsions and eventually death through asphyxia. Convulsions appear after inhalation or injection—very quickly, within minutes—and take somewhat longer to manifest after ingestion, around approximately 15 minutes. With a very high dose, brain death can occur in 15 to 30 minutes. If a lower dose is ingested, other symptoms begin to develop, including seizures, cramping, stiffness, hypervigilance, and agitation. Seizures caused by strychnine poisoning can start as early as 15 minutes after exposure and last 12 – 24 hours. They are often triggered by sights, sounds, or touch and can cause other adverse symptoms, including overheating, kidney failure, metabolic and respiratory acidosis. During seizures, abnormal dilation, protrusion of the eyes, and involuntary eye movements may occur. It is also slightly hallucinogenic and is sometimes used to cut narcotics. It also notably has no antidote. In low doses, some use it as a performance enhancer.
  • Curare: Chondrodendron tomentosum is lesser known than its famous cousins, but kills in a very similar way to hemlock. It is slow and terrible, as the victim is aware and the heart may beat for many minutes after the rest of the body is paralyzed. If artificial respiration is given until the poison subsides, the victim will survive.
  • WolfsbaneAconitum has several names; Monkshood, aconite, Queen of Poisons, women’s bane, devil’s helmet) and is a pretty, purple plant with gourd-shaped flowers. The root is the most potent for distillation. Marked symptoms may appear almost immediately, usually not later than one hour, and with large doses death is near instantaneous. Death usually occurs within two to six hours in fatal poisoning. The initial signs are gastrointestinal including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This is followed by a sensation of burning, tingling, and numbness in the mouth and face, and of burning in the abdomen. In severe poisonings pronounced motor weakness occurs and sensations of tingling and numbness spread to the limbs. The plant should be handled with gloves, as the poison can seep into the skin.
  • FoxgloveDigitalis is large with trumpet-shaped flowers that can be many colors, but usually a pinkish shade. It may have from the term foxes-glew, which translated to fairy music. Intoxication causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as sometimes resulting in xanthopsia (jaundiced or yellow vision) and the appearance of blurred outlines (halos), drooling, abnormal heart rate, cardiac arrhythmias, weakness, collapse, dilated pupils, tremors, seizures, and even death. Slowed heartbeat also occurs. Because a frequent side effect of digitalis is reduction of appetite and the mortality rate is low, some individuals have used the drug as a weight-loss aid. It looks a bit like comfrey, which is an aid for inflammation. Make sure not to confuse the two.

Man, you could see all the pent up feelings, and sexual tension in that kiss. I loved the way he was going to leave her because he thought she didn’t return his feelings that was so sweet. He was going to respect her decision because that’s what she wanted. Then when Kara stopped Mon-El (she moved so fast I thought she was using her super speed 😂) and said please so low it was barely audible (to a human ear 😋) was so cute and emotional. Kara really didn’t want him to leave and it just shows that this relationship is really worth it for her, and she’s not going to let it go like her other relationships. Mon-El looked so dang happy when Kara told him that she lied to him about them being compatible. This man has no clue about relationships and he’s just trying and trying to be better so he would be worthy of her. You can tell that his conflict with Mxy wasn’t really with Mxy, but himself. He didn’t think he was worthy of Kara, and didn’t deserve to be with her. But as Kara said before she is SUPERGIRL, she doesn’t need people telling her what she wants or who she should be with. She is a grown woman who can make her own decisions, and it’s infuriating when I see BS like Mon-El is manipulating her or they’re abusive relationship. You guys have a zero idea of what an abusive relationship if you actually think Karamel is abusive. Fighting and squabbling comes with getting in a relationship, it is something one should expect. However, doesn’t make it abusive or do you think every relationship is abusive? Because there is no single relationship in this dang universe that hasn’t gotten in a fight.

Mini rant over, back to their adorkable relationship. Karamel is so great because she inspires Mon-El to be better, and Mon-El shows Kara how to loosen up and let go. They give and take that’s what a relationship should be. These these two don’t tell each other sorry all the time because they make it up in their actions and strive to do better. Kara is learning to express her feelings, she’s learning to jump first, and experience a relationship fully. With Mon-El she can give it her all, she can let loose and not have to be gentle. He can take her fervor. She doesn’t have to treat him like glass, and she can truly feel his touch for all its worth. Mon-El is learning what it feels like to actually deeply feel something for someone, and be a hero. They are both learning, and growing from each other. They challenge and make each other better.


“Assume his father was just as dark as you say, but was unable to murder his own son, assume he found a way to secret Thomas away from London…“

“He didn’t.”

Ok but how come no one is acknowledging the way Barry is looking at Iris in the scene? He’s literally staring at her like she’s the only woman in the world. There could be an earthquake going on and Barry would still be so captivated by her face. He’s so in love with her omg, i’m wheezing so hard 😭😭. Get you somebody that looks at you the way Barry looks at Iris.

anonymous asked:

Shaunry is the True OTP. I am curious, how is Shaunry !Morgan?

Of course Henry taught him dark magic, be it behind my back or right under my nose. The kid is no good with a sword despite all my efforts but he’s a magic prodigy.

Also he has no problem remembering the stuff he read like 6 months ago at 1am but usually can’t recall what he hate for breakfast.

And he reads while eating.

He and his father usually play in the mages’ tent and guess who has to come running when they both somehow raise the dead?

My thoughts on Thomas Hamilton possibly being alive are:

Thomas Hamilton did not deserve to have his father turn on him, have his close friend betray him, be torn away from the two people he loved most in the world and be chucked into an awful place where he eventually died so if the writers are going down the route of “he was smuggled out of the country and is just keeping a low profile and will be eventually reunited with the love of his life and they’ll both finally be happy at last.” then GOOD.