I know they’re just fictional characters, it’s been
78 years and this is not good for my blood pressure, but it
physically pains me when people take the best scenes of Sasuke caring
as proof of how much he doesn’t care.
Sasuke can’t word. Like,
at all. He’s absolutely terrible at stuff like giving verbal reassurance or even at explaining himself clearly. He’s
your go-to guy if you have a meteorite problem or an alien problem
or… some other highly unlikely problem like that, but to assume
that he possesses the basic skills necessary to send an obligatory
‘get well soon’ card to someone without accidentally insulting the
person’s intelligence and ancestors in the process would be a
To make things even more hilarious (or sad depending
on the context) it’s not even a tsundere thing. He doesn’t say the
opposite of what he means, he says exactly what he means but in such
a succinct and blunt fashion it leaves people feeling like he’s being
purposefully vague or just straight up rude. This is because Sasuke
can not only not word but he also can’t people, so he’s the
type who will assume that his partner in conversation will just get
what he means if he gives them a nudge – or a hn, I suppose –
in the right direction. A prime example of this would be every time he called Sakura “annoying” when what he really meant was, “I already decided to leave you and everyone else I care about behind so could you maybe stop actively reminding me of how incredibly difficult that was,” as well as this glorious mess right here:
What Sakura thinks Sasuke just said: My life is none of your business.
What Sasuke thinks Sasuke just said: It’s my road to
redemption. You have nothing to do with my sins. [It doesn’t matter
whether or not I want you with me because this isn’t your cross to
bear. I can’t expect you to leave your family and friends behind and put your career on hold
in favor of wandering around the continent with me while I sort out
the mess that is my life. You have a life of your own and while I’m
grateful for your offer, I care about you too much to take you up on
i’m kinda thinking of becoming a more traditional idea of a witch. like, if you want a spell or to ask future advice/omens etc i’ll do it but like give me teeth or toenails clipped during the bluemoon. u know bones and shit man
To clear the air: I’m not just talking about Moftiss. But I’m also talking about Moftiss.
The thing about plot holes is that there are two types: ones which are unresolved plot threads, and things wherein the writers failed to show us something and assumed we would fill it in ourselves. An example of the first type would be John’s letter to Sherlock at the end of TST. Why introduce the letter if it was never going to be shown, read, or referred to again? An example of the second type is how John got out of the well and still had feet in later scenes. There, the writers could have showed us John realising that only his shoes were chained and showed him removing them and climbing up the rope, or they could have showed someone climbing down to cut through the chains. But it feels like a hole because they didn’t.
Eurus *could* have used all of her brainwashed fellow inmates/patients to make all of those arrangements, but without seeing any of it, it feels difficult to swallow. If they’d shown even one scene of her doing some of this, we might have been more willing to extend some benefit of the doubt, some extrapolation of “oh, I guess there was more of that, then, ok”, but we didn’t see any of it. There was nothing there to explain how supposedly-dead Mary kept sending posthumous home videos.
Then again, most Bond/spy movies do the same thing, honestly. If Bond’s credit cards were cut off, how did he rent that Aston Martin? Where did he get that new suit? Last time we saw him, he was wearing jeans and a ripped t-shirt and had no luggage with him. Has he been wearing the same underwear for the entire movie? Does he ever brush his teeth? Personally, I’m one of those irritating watchers who always wants to be shown the parts that make it feel real. I suspect that screen writers leave this stuff out deliberately for three reasons:
1) They think it will be dull. They figure audiences don’t want to see Bond trying on shirts or going to the bank to take out cash or maxing out on a credit card. Better put in some more car chases!
2) They’re already trying to edit things down to fit into a prescribed run time. Therefore Bond doing cardio to keep fit for all those foot chases gets cut.
3) They actually don’t want the protagonist (or villain, as the case may be) to seem human; they want us to see them as almost super-human, so Bond clipping his toenails never gets written.
The thing is, the day and age of willing suspension of disbelief is over. Audiences are more analytical than they used to be. We’re used to getting explanations when we want them, because information is so widely available now. When things don’t add up or make sense, we find it irritating, not artistic. I honestly think that Moffat and Gatiss think they’re being artistic by not explaining things fully (though that doesn’t excuse them by a mile for constantly underplaying the realistic emotional fall-out of the things their characters suffer), but the fact is that their audience simply finds it underwhelming and sloppy. I think it may be partly a question of generations, too, but I also know fans of Sherlock who are their age and older, who find their plot holes as irritating as fans in their teens do. Personally, the more realistic something is, the more it will draw me in. I want to know where Bond got those dry socks from to replace the ones that got wet in the rain. I want to see him jet-lagged after flying halfway around the world. I want to know how he paid to get to that island or that city without any working credit cards or debit cards. You can’t book a flight with cash, not a commercial one, at least. “He took a charter,” the screen writer says, shrugging it off in an interview. Sure, fine: then show it.
Moffat mentioned somewhere that Sherlock delivered Rosie, which is a frankly appalling thought, especially given that there was an actual doctor in the car, and given Sherlock’s horrified face at the thought of an event involving female genitalia unfolding in his very presence, I somehow can’t picture this in the slightest.
Part of the problem is also that their episodes span too much time too rapidly to address the questions of how their day-to-day relationships function, what those dynamics really are, etc. Too much is skipped over for the sake of advancing the plot. I would personally rather see more attention given to detail and less to unbelievable plot arcs. I expect Doctor Who to be wholly unbelievable (and even there I used to snark about dropped plot threads and unsatisfactory resolutions as well as under-handled emotional fall-out, when I still watched it). I expect Sherlock to be believable, though, and there was just so many holes.
All I’m saying is that Sherlock is not the only show that does this. There are a LOT of holes in series 3 and 4, but my larger issue is the emotional fall-out thing and the dropped threads. (Why make such a big deal with the memory altering drug? Why was there a dog bowl that Sherlock recognised? What did that damned letter say??? What did Ella tell Sherlock to do for John? Because I bet it wasn’t “go to hell, Sherlock”, yet that’s the advice he chose to take. Why???) Yeah: we like to be shown these things. It’s not enough to explain it later in an interview or a panel at a conference. Put it right there in the canon as though you meant to all along. That’s what ticks my boxes, at least.
Rambling aside. Back to the current fic. As you were!
a harry potter inspired potion to help you take on the qualities of someone else
“The Polyjuice Potion, which is a complex and time-consuming concoction, is best left to highly skilled witches and wizards. It enables the consumer to assume the physical appearance of another person, as long as they have first procured part of that individual’s body to add to the brew (this may be anything — toenail clippings, dandruff or worse — but it is most usual to use hair)”
step one okay let’s avoid using body parts of someone, no toe clippings ok
ROSEMARY SYRUP (optional for potency)
combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and ¼ cup rosemary needles
dissolve sugar in a boil, remove heat and let sit 30 minutes
strain syrup into a sterilized glass jar, seal and let cool.
stores for up to 1 month refrigerated
combine lavender, mint, lemon balm, and black tea
steep 3 minutes with a representative object in or nearby the tea
☕ focus on the qualities of the person you’re drawing from as it steeps
add a few drops of prepared rosemary syrup (optional)
GRIMTALK is a weekly snapshot of my personal Grimoire as it progresses each week and this week on GRIMTALK is Healing Poppets.
A poppet is a physical representation of a person and is used
in both baneful and beneficial witchcraft. Historically, poppets have been made
out of roots carved into the shape of a human, grain or corn shafts, paper, wax,
potatoes, clay, branches, and cloth figures stuffed with herbs.
Poppets also usually contain a taglock from the person they
are to represent such as hair, finger/toenail clippings, blood, spit, tears,
sweat, mucus, semen or urine. This taglock ensures that the poppet will only
work on the person they represent.
Healing poppets are especially useful because you can target
them towards a person’s specific needs. Cloth poppets are perfect for assisting
with healing because they can easily be placed under the pillow or mattress of someone
who is sick or injured.
Cloth poppets are quite easy to make. Simply, draw a humanoid
figure on a piece of paper. Cut out the figure and transfer the outline to a folded-over
piece of cloth. Cut the cloth around the paper outline so that you have two humanoid
Now you can sew, draw or paint sigils, words or symbols onto
the poppet to assist with healing. You can also sew on a little heart, yarn
hair and button eyes if you wish.
Pin the two sides together and begin to stitch them around
the edges. When three quarters of the poppet is stitched, fill it with the
appropriate herbs and a taglock. Then finish sewing up the poppet and place it
under the pillow or mattress of your target.
*(Note: Around the
world, serpents have been to symbolise life, death and rebirth for thousands of
years. Because snakes can heal as well as hurt – add shed snake skin to the
poppet to speed the healing process.)
To see any of the previous weekly photos, check out the GRIMTALK page!
Is there any chance that Lance is actually Altean??? I like that a lot more than galra Keith, it would be really cool. Also Allura??? And Lance??? Bonding??? Being friends???? Please dreamworks
as far as i know it’s all just fan theory and speculation for now. i LOVE altean lance meta but whitewashed altean lance fanwork???? not so much. not at ALL to be honest in all honesty as an honest person.
also?? jeremy shada yelling “lance is altean let me have this!!!”??? cleansed my pores, cleared my skin, clipped my toenails, cut my split ends, fed my cow,
So, I was vacuuming the fitting rooms during closing cleanup this evening (3/19/17). And wanna know what I find in one? A bunch of nail clippings scattered about. Like, not even dumped in a pile like they'd been discarded from a purse or pocket. Did someone seriously clip their toenails in the store? What the shit?
I don’t even know why anyone does this in public. Seriously. WHY? -Abby
things to care about that don't involve who other people marry:
- your life
- your choices
- your plants. if ya don’t have plants, get some! problem solved!
- cleaning out the lint trap in your dryer
- have you clipped your toenails lately?
- climate change
- the BLM movement
- did you know April is sexual assault awareness month?!!
- possibly WWIII
- those tiny cobwebs in the corner of your room that you keep saying you’ll get to later
- literally anything else
Things your esthetician/stylist wishes they could tell you...
I’ve worked in a few different salons. I have fond memories of working with strong women, harsh chemicals, and tedious tasks. Don’t get me wrong here- the people working on your hands, feet, faces, hair and body parts LOVE THEIR WORK- but there are a few things that you should know, that will make their lives a little bit easier. Now that I’m not working in the industry, I have nothing to lose by writing, and sharing this with you. I hope that my former coworkers, some of the most amazing people I’ve ever known, will benefit from it.
1.) PREBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENTS If you have a positive experience and like the person who does your service- book your next appointment with her before you leave the salon/spa. I cannot stress this enough. Many of the shifts in the salon industry are given based on appointments booked- so if this awesome stylist/esthetician that you just had doesn’t have pre-booked appointments- she also might not have work. I know you’re busy- and you don’t know what your schedule is going to look like in the next few weeks/months… but by prebooking (you can always change your appointment later) you could be ensuring that your esthetician has a job. Even the greatest, most experienced salon professionals depend on their repeat clients. Plus- you’ll only be able to blame yourself if you don’t pre-book and suddenly you can’t get your christmas-tree nail art done on Christmas eve because the ONLY girl who does nail art is totally booked. BE THE REPEAT GUEST!
2.) SHOW UP If you make an appointment- show up for it. If you can’t make it- call to cancel. Often times, if you don’t show for a 2 hour hair appointment, it means that your stylist loses 2 hours of pay. If you call to cancel, your stylist will likely be able to find someone else to take your spot, and not lose money. I would hate to think that my actions directly impacted someone’s ability to pay their rent, but when you don’t come to your appointment, and you don’t give heads up, that’s exactly what can happen. Not to mention, if you make a habit of it, you could get blacklisted and not be able to get your favorite person to work on you next time.
3.) DON’T EXPECT MIRACLES These people WILL do their best. You are literally a walking advertisement for these professionals. So, when you ask for something, they will do everything in their power to make it happen. HOWEVER- if you box-dye your hair black, and are expecting to leave the salon as a platinum blonde, you are likely to be disappointed. If you want a beautiful french manicure but you pick at your cuticles and bite your nails, you are likely to be disappointed. If you tweeze your eyebrows between visits, but want to look like Kim Kardashian, you are likely to be educated in the wonders of makeup (and possibly disappointed). Realistic expectations aren’t always easy- but they’ll make everybody’s life better. TRUST these stylists when they advise against something, and know that if an esthetician says that a french manicure might not turn out like you hope- she’s going to try her darndest to make it happen anyway.
4.) WAXING ETIQUETTE Body hair needs to be long enough to lay flat, or it won’t get picked up by the wax. HAVING SAID THAT- if you your hair is long enough to curl around your finger… it’s too darn long. Hair that is too long WILL wax but it will hurt about 13,250,000x more than if the hair was the appropriate length. What’s that length? About as long as your pinky fingernail, or the eraser on a pencil. That’s the sweet spot. Too much longer, and it’s gonna hurt significantly more- too much shorter, and the hair won’t lift. If your esthetican provides you with a wipe or cleansing option- use it. I don’t think I need to explain that one- just be considerate. If you have questions about waxing- ask them. DO NOT TAN! For goodness sake! This might sound like anti-cancer propaganda (but seriously- it’s 2015), but your skin can legitimately lift right off… leaving you AND your esthetican scarred for life. Don’t tweeze between appointments unless advised otherwise. There’s probably lots more- but those are the main ones, I think.
5.) TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT Some people like things to be done ‘Just Right’. Nothing wrong with that, folks. You like your french lines thick? Like your bangs SUPER-blunted? Want light pressure during your massage? GREAT- give your service provider a heads up. They might be great at chit-chat, and remembering how you like your coffee… but they’re not mind readers. They would MUCH rather (I promise) have you give explicit detail as to what you want, then have you ask them to redo their work after completion. I can verify that there is honestly nothing more frustrating than finishing a job to a point where you are satisfied and having your client say- “Oh… those french lines are really thin- could you make them thicker?” If you notice that something isn’t quite what you like- tell them right away!
6.) IF YOU ARE VERY SICK/CONTAGIOUS- CONSIDER RESCHEDULING Massage therapists and estheticians especially work in very close, closed-off quarters. If they’re rubbing your face/head/etc and you’re breathing your very thankful, but infected breath all over them… they’re going to get sick. They know it too, as they’re sitting there. You’re breathing through your mouth, or dripping from your nose all over the place- and they’re thinking *I can feel myself getting sick already*. They 100% can’t afford to be sick, I promise. So if you’re a walking illness factory- rebook for when you’re feeling better.
7.) CASH TIPS Tip with cash. Tip with cash. ALWAYS try to tip with cash! This doesn’t just apply to the salon environment- but every environment. Cash tips are easily accessible, and often can be spared the vigorous taxation process that debit/credit tips go through. Also- try to remember to bring a tip, even if you’re using a gift card. **If you’re not tipping, start tipping**
8.) IT’S NOT ALWAYS THEIR FAULT If you are late, for example, and are booked for a manicure.. and you request a french manicure, with extra glitter and a painting of the statue of liberty on your index finger, and your middle name spelled out in Hebrew on your thumb… your nail tech/esthetician will do their best to make it happen. IF, however, they can’t- it’s probably not their fault. There’s a good chance that she’s already running late for her next client, has had to skip/shorten her lunch, or was done her shift 20 minutes ago. Try hard to be patient and understanding. They will always try to make you happy- but some things just can’t be done.
9.) TELL YOUR FRIENDS HOW GREAT YOUR EXPERIENCE WAS There’s nothing more flattering than a client referral. Word of mouth is a salon professional’s best advertising. Spread the word. Post pics on instagram/facebook/tumblr… tell the world that YOUR STYLIST/NAIL TECH/MASSAGE THERAPIST/ESTHETICIAN is the best!
10.) GIVE THE FRONT DESK A BREAK If your esthetician nips your cuticle accidentally or doesn’t quite capture the brow shape you want… or your hair stylist just can’t quite match the Jennifer Anniston picture you brought in (she’s probably crying about it in the staff room), it’s totally okay to let front desk know. It’s SO NOT OKAY to give front desk a third-degree about customer service, standards, business, or anything else. The front desk people who work in spas and salons have to deal with SO MUCH MORE than you will likely ever know- so just be patient and kind to them, and it’ll pay off.
11.) LISTEN TO THEIR ADVICE If they’re giving you product recommendations, lifestyle tips, food recommendations, service recommendations… listen to them! They want what’s best for you, I SWEAR. If your nail tech says 'hand lotion would really help with your hangnails’- she means it. If your stylist says 'you really should try to come in for a cut more often, it would help your hair to grow longer’- she means it. If your esthetician says 'drink more water and your skin won’t be as flaky’- she means it. If your massage therapist says 'practice some deep breathing and stress relief techniques to help your tense shoulders’- she means it. You see what I’m getting at here? They don’t have a hidden motive. They really just want to see you be the best you can be! Listen to their advice, and ASK for recommendations if you need them.
12.) BE KIND Okay, last one. This applies to everybody all the time, of course- but I’m speaking specifically about salon/spa professionals here. Think for a moment about the work they’re doing for you. Clipping your toenails because you just haven’t had time? Washing your hair for you and doing that amazing scalp-rub thing? Rubbing the stress-knots out of your butt-cheeks? Try not to drop lines like: “Ugh.. if I had to touch feet, I’d gag.” or “I don’t know you can put your hands on people’s bare skin like that.” or “I could never wash someone’s stinky head.” - That’s actually really insulting. These people have CHOSEN this career path, so respect it. These people do some incredible things for us. Let’s all be nice to them.
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I miss Gary so much.
Flirting with Kevin and making William jealous? Icon!!!!!
Giving everyone in the house shitty eyebrows? Legend!!!!
Sleeping and clipping his toenails as Dallas pleaded for his life in the game?