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Everything I Didn’t Say (5 Seconds of Summer Series)


I was wrong I admit

“[Y/N]…” Ashton whispered. “I was wrong, I admit.”

I turned my back to my boyfriend, trying to hold back tears. “Admitting your mistake is the first step, but that still doesn’t make it okay.”

Ashton sighed. “Yes, I know, babe, but I was just acting out of anger. I know that doesn’t excuse any of my actions towards you, but I couldn’t control myself in that moment. You know I would never call you a bitch, m’love.”

“But you did, Ash…and it hurt.” I sighed.

“I was just upset because it has been such a long day and all I wanted to do was have some time to myself. You did nothing to purposely annoy me, darling, but for whatever reason…” his voice faded off.

“But for whatever reason, I got on your nerves.” I finished his sentence, my voice quivering. Turning around, I looked at him with sad eyes. “I know how that feels, Ashton. You get on my nerves practically every month! I never use my PMS-ing as an excuse to call you a bitch because I know you’re not! Do you understand, Ashton? You wouldn’t have said it if you didn’t believe it.”

“But I don’t believe it!” Ashton interjected.

I shook my head. “Maybe not now, but at the time you must have.” Ashton was quiet. “I don’t know.” I said, wiping away my tears. “I just need some time to think. You know I love you, babe, but maybe you deserve someone who will calm you down after a hard day, not someone who will make it worse.”


Flowers I should’ve bought

Luke had been in his room all day. He hadn’t talked to anybody, nor did he want to.

“Luke?” Calum peeked his head past the door. “Can I come talk to you?” Luke grumbled and rolled his eyes, but Calum walked into the bedroom anyway. Sitting on his bed, he began talking to Luke. “The boys and I have been worried about you lately. Are you upset because you and [Y/N] broke up or is there something else we should know about?”

Luke sat up with his hair sticking in every direction and his eyes red and puffy. “I don’t like admitting it, but I miss [Y/N], and I wish we were still together. Now that we are broken up, I am thinking of all of the things I could have done to keep her around.”

“Yeah? Tell me about them.” Calum insisted, knowing all Luke needed to do was talk it out.

Luke thought for a moment. “Well, for one, I know she loved to dance, especially slow dance. I, of course, didn’t want to look like a fool, so I always rejected her. I also should have payed more attention to her when she was talking about her favorite things. Like…her favorite color. I could have bought her clothes in whatever color that was, I don’t even remember. Oh, and her favorite flowers! Those are easy gifts! Girls love flowers so why did I not think it was very important while we were together? I guess I should have tried harder to keep her around, you know? I don’t know how I’m going to react when I find out that she has moved on from me and is with some other guy who will probably treat her so much better.”

Calum put his hand on Luke’s back. “Well, if it makes you feel better, you are one heartbreak closer to finding the perfect one for you!”

Luke glared at Calum. “Too soon.” He said, burying his face in his hands.


I know that it’s a little too late

“Mate, I really think you should talk to [Y/N] about all of this…” Luke said, referring to the numerous journal entries that were scattered across Michael’s bed.

Not knowing what to say, Michael just shook his head. “i just…I know that it’s a little too late to discuss this with her.”

Luke sighed and sat down next to me. “Michael,” He began. “I’m sure she will listen to you if you start your conversation with the fact that you were wrong.”

“Yeah, probably…” Michael laughed. “But Luke, I don’t even know what to say after that! What if she gives me a chance to express how I feel and how wrong I was to break up with her, but all of my thoughts are so jumbled that the point I’m trying to get across to her just doesn’t make any sense?”

“Well, let’s not forget all of these notes you have written since your breakup…” Luke said, moving a couple pages so he could sit next to Michael on the bed.

Michael looked around and saw the huge mess he was creating with all of the paper. “This is all just a bunch of clutter. There is no way I can gather all of my thoughts onto one piece of paper by myself.”

Luke picked up some of the papers and handed them to Michael. “Then I’ll help you!” He chirped.

“Thanks, mate.” Michael smiled. “I appreciate it!”


I wish that I had put you first

“That’s the thing, though!” Calum ranted to the boys. “I didn’t listen to what she was saying half of the time because I thought she would be mine forever!”

Michael gave Calum a confused look. “So you assumed you could keep a girl because you believed her to be your soulmate, but you didn’t put any effort into the relationship?”

Calum looked down, defeated. “I mean - I tried to show her affection in other ways, but I never really listened to her problems she was having.”

“Yeah, I noticed that.” Ashton chimed in. “I hate to admit it, Cal…but even I noticed how selfish you were at times. For example, when she found out that her mom was sick about a month ago, you didn’t seem to care at all. You told her you had bigger problems than her and that your career was more important than any of her issues in her personal life. I’m sure that was a huge reason she left you, mate.”

“Wait…” Calum’s eyes got wide. “Her mom is sick?”

Luke shot Calum a surprised look. “Uh…yes! She was admitted to the hospital in critical condition before [Y/N] broke up with you!”

Calum buried his face in his hands. “I’ve really screwed things up with [Y/N]…I need to call her and set things straight as soon as possible.”

GMS Fanfiction - Jack/MC - Rescue

Dark Jack, anyone? I had fun with this one. I wonder what that says about me? XD

I’m going to be safe and put a slight trigger warning here and now. This fic mentions and strongly implies drugs being used for nefarious purposes. Nothing too heavy, I think, but I’d rather warn you guys now before anyone has a negative reaction to any elements used here. Regardless, I hope you guys have as much fun reading as I did writing!

The hard wall at her back was the one thing grounding her to reality as her head swam with sensation. She felt too hot here, wracked by an uncontrollable shiver while noise pounded in her head. The club hadn’t been this loud before, had it? Even through her shroud of clouds she knew that to be true.

“Well, well.” The familiar voice seemed to be everywhere, brushing over her prickling flesh like a physical touch. Eyes like fire burned into her, their crimson irises unearthly in the flaring of the strobes. Teeth flashed white through the chaos, though she could not tell if it was in a snarl or a smile. “A little rabbit, all alone and vulnerable.”

“J-Jack,” she croaked dryly, pain lancing down her throat as she swallowed. Her expression twisted. “H-hurts.”

His hand was cool as he stroked softly over her cheek. The contrast provided a brief respite, and she leaned into it. “Silly girl,” he crooned, lips feathering over the shell of her ear. She shivered violently. “You really should mind who handles your drinks.” She watched him cock his head as he watched her, like some great bird of prey who had spotted his next meal. “What do you say we get out of here, hm?”

His fingers grasped her wrist, and he tugged her along behind him as he moved for the door. They cut through a swath of bodies in motion, but Guinevere could not comprehend their erratic movements in the state she had found herself in.

It was raining outside the club, icy daggers of water hitting her and leaving a lingering sting that made her want to duck for cover. Jack’s grip on her did not allow her to do so, however, and so she was forced to go along with his direction.


Jack abruptly stopped as a too-loud voice echoed through the alley, the line of his shoulders rigid.

“What gives?” A middle-aged man stepped out of the club’s back entrance behind them, scowling unhappily. He gestured to Guinevere. “Those drugs were expensive, man. You can’t just swoop in after I went through all this trouble!”

Jack turned, hold slackening, and Guinevere shuddered as she saw his face. He was grinning, but there was no mirth there, no warmth, no amusement. Just an unfeeling lack of emotion that chilled her to the bone. He exuded danger, even as his body relaxed. “So you were the one to target my girlfriend here?”

The man paused, eyes widening. “I-”

Jack advanced on him, slowly, fluidly. His movements were precise and deliberate; the movements of a predator.

“Look- I didn’t know man!” The man stumbled backwards, until his back met the brick of the wall. He tensed, blatant alarm dawning on his face when he realized he had nowhere to go.

“Oh, I’m sure you didn’t.” A glacial pause. “But it’s too late to take it back now.”

A fork of lightning bloomed across the sky right as Jack reached him, searing painful light over Guinevere’s eyes. She squinted, and the harsh rumble of thunder drowned out the scream that struck the air and echoed.

She flinched as a cold hand touched her. He reeked of iron.

“Relax, little rabbit,” he murmured, gazing at her with a tenderness that spread an ache through her chest.

“Did you-”

She wasn’t given the chance to finish before he kissed her, his lips slick with rainwater. Immediately she was caught in the moment, melting into him like she had so many times before, unresisting when he drew her into a shockingly warm embrace.

“Let’s go,” he said softly, so close his chest grazed hers with every intake of breath. “Before we both catch a cold.”

He stepped back, lacing his fingers through hers as he led her away.


Okay, I saw the episode and was not impressed.  Honestly, the Daxamites - from Mon-ew, Rhea, to Lar Gand - their sole purpose is to create “forbidden love” drama.  To think an entire alien race, which could have been rehabilitated is being reduced to revolve around Kara and Mon-ew’s relationship.  

I just don’t get what the lesson or moral of the story is.  What has Kara learned from dating Mon-ew that she didn’t already know on her own?  Even if you look at it from an overcoming prejudice angle, it’s not as though she was wrongly prejudiced against the Daxamites and Mon-ew opened her eyes to see the misconception she had.  They were, in fact, awful.

Even in spite of how awful they are, Kara has from the beginning believed the best in others, that people can change, and has given them the benefit of the doubt (whether they are deserving of it or not).  That is the foundation of who Kara/Supergirl is.  So once again I come back to, how has being with Mon-ew changed her for the better?  I understand very well how he has benefited from being in this relationship.  But I don’t see what she gets out of it.  Or what we as the audience are meant to take away from it.  Aside from a cringy Romeo & Juliet parallel.  Two teenagers blindly falling for each other and then killing themselves is not exactly a high standard of romance to aspire to.

Writing Trans Characters


1. Treat them like regular people, like actual human beings, because they are people, not just trans

2. Mention they’re trans at some point, because proper representation is important- it doesn’t have to be a huge reveal, it can just be one sentence, it can be totally offhand

3. Be confident about including trans characters in any setting- there have been trans people since there has been gender, there’s no context in which their presence makes no sense

4. Research things like binders and tucking and hormone therapy if you don’t know anything about them


1. Do that thing where a character’s like “I was Steve… But now call me… Stevette”

2. Include a trans character simply for the purpose of fetishisation

3. Feature unsafe practices like binding with bandages unless it’s really crucial to the plot, somehow

4. Use the phrase “trapped in the wrong body” or outdated terminology like “transsexual”- all of which can be easily researched- because like, honestly, it’s just not correct


A lot of people have just been pointing this moment out that this is Hunk making Galra jokes, which is definitely happening, don’t get me wrong, but I also feel like it overlooks something else that Hunk is trying to point out:

Galra Keith, really is, way funnier than regular Keith.

Keith is more emotional than ever before this season. Believe me, I loved Keith a lot in the first season as well, but after Keith has figured out some stuff about his past, he has changed. And here’s the kicker:

I think the writers paired him up with Hunk specifically for this purpose.

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I honestly feel for Lance when it comes to him disliking Keith, especially in the beginning of the show

Here he’s told that he wouldn’t even be a fighter pilot if it wasn’t for Keith dropping out

I can’t even imagine how bad that must’ve made him feel, almost like he didn’t have a purpose there at all because of Keith. If you think about it, Keith being better than him in the Galaxy Garrison probably made him feel inferior and unimportant, which is why he developed a grudge against him in the first place. 

This feeling of inferiority and being put down before Keith is why he always feels as if he was one-upping him. 

Then there’s the fact of Shiro who he looks up to a lot and has literally called him his hero, and it has probably already been made aware to Lance how close he is to Keith. This also put him at a disadvantage when it comes to being noticed by him.

This is most likely why he blew up at Shiro that time when he chose Keith over him to come on the mission. He probably felt that Shiro was favouring Keith just because of their closeness, even though he has practically the same potential as him, and even more if anything. 

Then there’s Allura

Lance is always flirting with her and trying to make moves, but she never seems interested or cares in the slightest. 

Then she happens to become involved with Keith and it’s really no surprise why Lance would be jealous

He’s trying so hard with her and then he gets the impression that she may be more interested in Keith, someone who is literally always stealing the spotlight from him. I can’t even imagine how low that made him feel too.

Even though I feel like their relationship is slowly improving, because we got to see in season two how Lance actually cares about Keith

I think this issue of him being put below and feeling inferior to him will be very serious in season three now that Shiro’s gone

Who did Shiro put his faith in to lead the team if anything happened to him? Oh yeah, Keith. Then there’s also the fact that Lance felt like a seventh wheel

During this scene he made Shiro proud of him, which is why it was such an important moment. Shiro praised him, making him feel valuable and like an important part of the team. 

Then he disappears, and the news is going to be broken that he wants Keith to lead instead of Lance? Leading Voltron is a big deal, and if Lance finds out that Shiro has no faith in him to lead, that’s going to kill him guys I can just feel it. 

Keith and Lance, especially Lance, are going to have to overcome their differences if they want to move forward in Voltron and eventually find Shiro. Lance needs to face his inferiority problems with Keith, only then can they work properly together without any issues. Except if that doesn’t happen, there’s going to be a lot of conflict this season with them and no progress in their relationship. 

And that’s exactly what we don’t want, considering I’m almost 99.9% sure Keith doesn’t even hate or dislike Lance, he only has to feel that way because of how Lance acts towards him. 


Okay but this is something that needs to be talked about, because I think that this might be important. 

I’ve seen several people on here claiming that YOI will not be able to get more seasons, because Yuri has said that this will be his only and last season with Viktor as his coach, which is why he so desperately wants to win the Grand Prix finale, so he can have as much time as possible together with Viktor. 

But what if that doesn’t necessarily mean that their story has to end there? True, ususally sports anime end when the most important competition (championships/finales/etc) have been won, but in this case, I think that they can still go in so many different directions. 

Everyone has been anticipating Viktor’s return to skating ever since he took a break because he had “lost inspiration”. But Yuri has given him back his inspiration. Coaching him, has given Viktor a new purpose and therefore new motivation and inspiration. I honestly think that there is a very big chance that after Yuri (probably) wins the Grand Prix Finale, he will return to skating, because Yuri has given him his inspiration back. 

The gifs above this could confirm this theory. Viktor doesn’t deny the interviewer’s assumption. He doesn’t even give a verbal reply to it. Instead, he smiles. This could mean anything really, but what it most definitely does mean, is that he probably likes the sound of that. Whether or not that question has crossed his mind before, he most certainly seems entertained by that question. 

I have stated before that I think it’s very likely for YOI to get a season 2 (or more) since almost every other popular sports anime has several seasons (Haikyuu, Free!, Kuroko no Basket, Yowamushi Pedal, Diamond no Ace, etc) And I think that this particular scene and question could be a very possible hint to the plot of the second season. 

Just think about it. Viktor returning to skating, and Yuri and him being forced to face-off in that seasons Grand Prix Finale. That will cause a lot of mixed emotions, feelings and amazing drama. And even though this show hasn’t been all that dramatic so far, it is most definitely something that could happen. 

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Scientists have pinpointed the ticklish bit of a rat’s brain.

The results, published in the journal Science, are another step toward understanding the origins of ticklishness, and its purpose in social animals.

Although virtually every human being on the planet has been tickled, scientists really don’t understand why people are ticklish. The idea that a certain kind of touching could easily lead to laughter is confusing to a neuroscientist, says Shimpei Ishiyama, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin, Germany.

“Just a physical touch inducing such an emotional output — this is very mysterious,” Ishiyama says. “This is weird.”

To try and get a handle on how tickling works, Ishiyama studied rats, who seem to enjoy being tickled, according to previous research. He inserted electrodes into the rats’ brains, in a region called their somatosensory cortex.

Brain Scientists Trace Rat Ticklishness To Play Behavior

Photo: Shimpei Ishiyama and Michael Brecht/Science

i have been thinking about supernatural beings that have natures outside of their intended purpose. about where the myths come from and if those myths are fair.

the myth of the succubus. the woman who is too wily and sexual and has power through it. who lures men away from the light simply by existing. and of a succubus born into a body that is naturally alluring; is entirely asexual. has to listen to men tell her she’s wicked while all she wants is a close romantic connection. someone who will love her for all she is, not what she is.

a werewolf is a man with bipolar disorder, is either happy and friendly or strange, distorted, a sudden version of himself unfamiliar. he is also allergic to dogs. who is more often locked up as a man, itchy and puffy and red, than he is as a wolf. who can’t ever tell if his mind is what’s making him into this or nature is. if the wolf in him is his disorder or his curse or maybe both. who hurts himself and his loved ones not just in canine form, who finds himself standing in the shattered remains of his life; having pulled it apart with his own human hands. trying to figure out what it means to be man.

a witch is a woman who knows too much. she is also a catholic, very devoted. who has to choose between her god and her gift. who has to watch bad things happen to good people and wonder if she couldn’t just step in and stop it - and if, by not acting, she’s being good or evil. if she has this for a reason, and if that reason might just be temptation. how much power is too much power. if she gives in and succumbs but uses her gifts solely for good, is she playing god? if she agrees to sacrifice herself to hell in the name of others, will she still be judged as wholly evil?

a ghost is a sad memory we’re trying to chase away. it is what you bring with you to the beach where you didn’t kiss her. where you hid your grandfather’s unfinished painting. a ghost remembers for you so you can come visit again. a ghost wants you to be happy. that’s the thing. they show you what has been to remind you what is. to show you what you survived losing.

The fact that it looked very much like BOTH Magnus and Alec were prepared to lose just to make the other happy, hurts my heart.

Magnus knows how hard it’s been for Alec as of late (what with almost dying, and the whole deal with the demon hijacking his body to commit a murder) and I feel like he was purposely holding back on his abilities —which I’m not surprised that he has, of course, because he’s over 400 years old; he’s had plenty opportunity to get super good at this game— because he just wanted to see Alec smile again.

(I believe he would have continued to the end of the game feigning to be a poor pool player, if he hadn’t noticed that Alec had noticed Magnus being less than his sassy self about it — and whats the point in them both pretending to suck? lol.)

As for Alec, he may not have known that he was being played, but it was clearly obvious to him that Magnus wasn’t really having too much fun with the game (which I understand, because if you’re really good at something and you have to hold back, I imagine that might be difficult and make things slightly less enjoyable), and Alec was all ready to lose in messing up his shot just so he could see that sparkle come back to Magnus’ eyes.

It’s because of this that I want to scream into a pillow right now. These two are so adorable together, and they are going to fall so helplessly in love with one another, and it’s already being, and I don’t think I can handle it guys. I’m going to fall apart.

Kpop Groups as Your Friends

BTS: Would somehow turn every conversation into a deep social commentary on the issues of society when you only wanted to know how their day was.

Monsta X: Would scream, jump around and strip until you finally paid attention…Then would forget what they wanted to say in the first place.

Big Bang: You already know if you get caught doing delinquent activities with them YOU’LL be the one in a jail cell and they’ll pretend they don’t know you.

Seventeen: They lowkey make you feel like you’re not trying hard enough in life but they don’t do it on purpose. Exudes pure energy and can turn any situation into a party.

EXO: You argue all the time but that’s because your friendship has been tested every kind of way. Would do anything in the world for you and has learned to have your back.

iKon: Tries to be tougher than what they are, and their mouths always get them in trouble. Shops at thrift stores for vintage swaggy hip hop gear.

NCT: Your friends that are always going through a “phase”. Their identity is always evolving and changing and you can’t even try and keep up.

Block B: Your parents hate them and think they’re a bad influence but they’re actually the nicest people in the world.

Vixx: Everything they say has a double meaning and you only barely ever have a clue of what they really mean. You just nod your head “yes” a lot.

Got7: Not even sure how you all became friends. Migraine medicine has to always be kept handy as the noise level is always on 10.

B.A.P.: Use to be sheltered and is now obsessed with tasting all the pleasures that life has to offer. Drinks 12 Red Bulls a day.

Winner: You don’t see them much. They’re always grounded even though they did nothing wrong. Cell phones were taken away.

Ok I’m gonna rant bc this is important to me

I love that viktor gave yurio agape and yuri eros. I know that that the “eros” piece is much more fitting to yurio’s personality, but I feel like there’s some things that a lot of people forget.

Yurio is 15. He’s just a kid that’s growing up so quickly. He’s entering a senior division of skating with men that are much older than him (other than our little 17 year old Guang Hong). They’re experienced and have been skating for maybe longer than he has been alive.

And I think viktor knows this. Viktor knows how fast Yurio is growing up. I think he also knows that because of Yurio’s slender frame and body, that their might be people out there that might be sexualizing him. I think the writers did this on purpose aswell.

Fans, especially the ya//////oi ones, like to ship all sorts of male characters together, including underage ones with older ones. We see this in fandoms like Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, and a few others. I think the writers wanted to emphasise how innocent Yurio really is. They (and by default viktor), chose “agape” to show that he truly is a child and still has his innocence.

Yuri Plisetsky is just a kid. Viktor wants him to retain that purity and hold onto his childhood. He knows he’s growing up too fast and he wanted to take the opportunity to show him that it’s okay to still be innocent and a child.

For the record I fricken love Jyn Erso. So please leave me alone if you wanna hate on her because I find her character very important personally and I feel like there are a lot of pieces of her I can identify with.

People have said they don’t like Felicity’s performance, I understand and respect that opinion, but I personally disagree. We’ve seen bold, intelligent, and witty women in Star Wars already. We have Padme, Leia, and Rey who are all beautiful characters each with their own nuisances. I think Jyn is just a different type of character. She’s more muted with her emotions and for a genuine reason.

Jyn has been dealt a pretty rough deck of cards in her life. She’s been without a family since she was a child, she felt abandoned by Saw whether that was the intention or not, and she’s lost herself. Jyn continues to rebel because that’s all she has left. She doesn’t have any real direction or purpose, her rebellion is what keeps her going. She’s a deeply flawed person. Jyn is broken and has hardened herself to a point where she doesn’t show her emotions as much as others. That’s what makes her relationship with the other characters so important.

Jyn starts off self-centered and a bit arrogant and slowly transforms into someone selfless and loving because through the mission and through meeting Cassian and the others, Jyn finds purpose and family in her life. She completes what her father started and is able to move forward and become who she is meant to be. Everyone handles their grief and troubles differently and how I see it, Jyn holds it all in and has learned not to show her weakness for fear of betrayal and judgement. I can appreciate Star Wars creating this type of character because I can identify with her and I think it’s an interesting change of personality from the more spunky, outgoing ladies we’ve seen in the past. There isn’t just one type of personality for a woman character and I like that Jyn Erso is different in this way.

Backyard Flower Garden Questions

Ageratum: Are you friendly or wary of strangers?

American Marigold: Is there anything you will not/cannot eat?

Black-Eyed Susan: Have you ever given/received a black eye? Why?

Bleeding-heart: Do you open up freely with their emotions, or do you bottle it up until you burst? If you do hold it in, what is usually your breaking point?

Butterfly-Weed: What is one thing that always makes you stop and admire, no matter what you were doing prior?

Common Yarrow: Do you easily blend in with the crowd, or do you wear/act so that you are noticeable and stand out?

Cornflower: Is there a color you don’t particularly care to wear? Is it because it clashes with your style, appearance, or any other reason outside of simple dislike for said color?

Creeping Zinnia: Do you listen into other people’s conversations, either idly or purposely? Has there been anything you learned from it? Have you gotten into trouble?

Daylily: Do you have any daily routines/habits? Are they ingrained into you as a child or have they been recent additions?

Field Pansy: Have you ever gone and flown a kite before? Do you wish to do so if you haven’t?

Flowering Cabbage: Name one thing you keep, despite it being pointless or purposeless other than sentimental value or you simply cannot throw it away, and state the reason why you hang onto it.

Garden Impatiens: What causes you to lose patience? How do you react when you lose it? 

Gooseneck Loosestrife: Is there anything strange or unusual you can do, or have noticed happening around you without an identifiable cause?

Hosta: Do you enjoy the time out in the sun, or do you relax in the shade whenever you get the chance to do so?

Ivy Geranium: Do you have any pets? If so, how are they doing?

Japanese Bloodgrass: When was the last time you drew blood, either from yourself or from another? What was the reason? 

Lady’s Mantle: What is one outfit you remember your mother/guardian wearing when you were a child?

Lambs Ears: Do you remember how old you were when the last time someone tried to sensor their speech around you?

Lavender: Is there a particular scent you are fond of? Do you smell this scent often or rarely? 

Million Gold: How much money do you make, if any? How much money do you have currently? 

Moss Phlox: Have there been any new friends you have made? What do you want to know about them the most?

Nasturium: Have you ever been the one to be told a secret? Did you keep it or did you share it with someone else? Was the secret worth being kept?

Ornamental Purslane: Do you wear any jewelry? Which ones are your favorites? Do you favor certain metals/gems/styles?

Rose Campion: If you had to fight, which one person would you chose to fight at your side? Would you pick them based on skill, on trust, or both?

Salvia-May-Night: What your habits/rituals you do when preparing for bed? How long do you usually sleep for?

Snapdragon: What sort of things would you hoard, if given the chance? Would you? 

Snow-In-Summer: Would you rather have winter or summer? What are the benefits or reason to your preferred season over the other?

Sunflower: Name one thing that will always make you smile.

Thread-leaf Tickseed: Are you an insect-magnet when you go outside, or do you insects generally leave you alone? 

Variegated Solomon’s Seal: What is one thing you wished you could seal away and never see/feel/use/etc again? Why?

Wheat Cockscomb: Name one thing you could do that you wished you could do, but cant?

Yellow Cosmos: What is your favorite constellation? Why?

  • What she says: I'm about to watch Yuri on Ice, again, starting from episode 1
Formal notice.

Dear Human,

This is a formal notice of your impending passing. Allow us to explain.

About one Earth-year ago, our race arrived at your planet and began a systematic harvest of humans, as was deemed ethical by the Etoxi Ethics Council due to the disease plaguing our planet. We were in dire need of bone marrow, and it happened that human marrow was compatible with our bodies.

However, you will be happy to know that we Etoxi value ethics and morality above all else. The Ethics Council ordered that once fighting ceased, remaining humans be wiped of recent memories and placed in comas with implanted dreams of life continuing normally. Thus, we have minimized suffering and allowed you to live in peace.

The arrival of this notification, placed somewhere accessible within your dream, indicates that your body has been sufficiently drained of all bone marrow. Rest assured that 100% of this marrow has been used for medical purposes, as required by the Etoxi Ethics Council. Because the electricity needed to maintain your comatose state is better used rebuilding our home planet, your system will be shut off soon.

Thanks to the Ethics Council, you are granted a 24 hour grace period to say goodbye to your dreamed friends and family. Studies have shown that humans pass away with more happiness when given the chance to bid farewell to others.

Please note that when your system powers down, you may regain consciousness briefly before passing on. Some sharp pain and memory regaining may accompany this. Please do not look down at your body; this may cause some distress.

Thank you for your service to our species. Your name will be displayed on a memorial in our rebuilt capital.

Have a good day!

Sincerely, The Etoxi High Council