trying everything i can to help!

anonymous asked:

Everything went according to the manga on yesterday's episode. You're a foreigner who can't understand English subtitles very well it seems.

Lol okay.

If you’re only looking at the subtitles and not at the exposition, presentation and display, you’re either:

a) Reading the wrong manga.

b) Watching the wrong anime.

Actually I’m sorry. It might be both from my observation.

I spend a beefy portion of my time editing my YouTube videos and trying to make them as best as I possibly can. Writing a text and putting it on a screen is what you probably think it’s about, but everything from the idea to the color of the outline you used for the font in that video (not to mention other visuals which you may argue are “more important), and if there’s anything close to the importance of the actual content and purpose, it’s EXPOSITION and PRESENTATION.

Let me give you the help you obviously need.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=exposition

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=presentation

Done? Good, good. Now we’re getting somewhere.

Oh wait.. maybe not.

If you haven’t figured it out, the point I’m trying to make is that adapting a manga is more than just redrawing it in a better art style and having someone read out the dialogue box while rolling safe with the classic trope of a windy ambient track in the background, eh?

Let’s just ignore the flashback and Eren’s pure display of fury and jealousy when Mikasa came in to… you guessed it! Save his ass when it still needed saving before the Titans broke in!

For starters, the screenshots I posted above show what the slightest change of dialogue can mean. I speak on my behalf, and you may argue I’m just looking for the smallest thing to spray mikasalt about, however the way these sentences are structured give off a COMPLETELY different concept for the reader. (I don’t speak Japanese, so I don’t know how you would interpret it, even more so as a native speaker if you simply listened to the original dialogue)

And of course, this is an ANIME. Every little thing matters on the subject of exposition and presentation. EVERY. LITTLE. THING. Once again, I am speaking from my perspective, on MY behalf. However, the way these two scenes were presented, ON TOP of the flashback in the anime give off an OOC Mikasa which I hoped to God would NOT happen in this season, especially after OOC Levi in Episode 28 (3). And unfortunately, it did.

By now I’m sure there’s more people who are “pissed off” at me than before, but let me just state I LOVE MANGA MIKASA. Everything that was portrayed in the Clash arc was perfect. It wasn’t irritating, it wasn’t cringy and most of all, Isayama wasn’t trying to stick it down the reader’s throat.

What I’m trying to say, ONCE AGAIN, is that this is a matter of overadaptation. I can guarantee you over NINETY PERCENT that this is NOT how Isayama meant to portay Mikasa in the manga. Not a LITTLE BIT.

I’ve seen arguments saying that anime generally tends to improve over manga and well… give it color (literally), and it has been the case with SnK so far. However, misconceptions from the Staff and false interpretations lead to what you call my “problem” with Episode 8 of Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2.

Once again, the finale has the greatest potential of redeeming this mistake for me. It can balance out the mistake that was made here and at least SOMEWHAT balance Mikasa’s character to the point where it’s… inside of character, so to say.

That was it!

“You’re a foreigner who can’t understand English subtitles very well it seems.”

I am a foreigner indeed, but English isn’t an universal language displaying everything that the human brain can process in a millisecond. I’ve had my fair share of it for almost two decades, and I once heard a saying “Action speaks louder than words.” In your case, however, there seems to be a silencer attached to both of those certain things, if they are even where they are supposed to be in the first place.

Have a nice day.

anonymous asked:

I'm tired of being used like a best friend and treated like the annoying friend you have to put up with. I'm tired of being the therapist to your problems. I'm tired of me trying to vent and you changing them around to dismiss them and relating them to your problems. Not everything's about you! I want to help but I'm tired of being used!! I can't even tell you this because you'll cry and not even listen to me, you'll just talk about how much you hate yourself for doing it but not change!

anonymous asked:

hcs Boba Fett + someone very impressionable, please?

(hope I interpreted this correctly!)

Dating Boba as someone who’s very impressionable:

  • Him being fiercely protective of you and always being wary of who you talk to.
  • So that means he interrupts conversations all the time when the two of you are out.
  • “y/n, who is this?” “He’s a Jedi?” “He’s clearly not a Jedi- oh whatever, let’s go.” 
  • Him trying to explain to you that you can’t believe everything someone tells you, but you just argue back that he has to learn to trust people sometimes.
  • If he even suspects someone is taking advantage of you, he’ll be sure to kick that person’s ass.
  • Although he hates it when people take advantage of you, he can’t help but have a little fun sometimes.
  • “Don’t forget your oxygen canisters when you go out into space.” “You know, I can actually breathe in space.” “Wow, really? That’s- wait, are you tricking me?”
  • Always threatening people before you meet them just as an extra measure.
  • “If I think you’re taking advantage of y/n, I will blow your brains out. Got it? Alright, be nice to them.”
  • Him calling you ‘gullible’ as a nickname, so as a result you just call him ‘stubborn’.
  • “Hey, gullible, get over here.” “Go away, stubborn.” 

REQUESTS ARE OPEN!

[ Please read: I'm going to take a small break]

I won’t be online at all for the rest of the week, and I need some time to cope with a few things.

I can’t eat anything without being disgusted with myself, and I haven’t eaten that much lately.
Whenever I do eat, I feel like throwing it up.

I cannot help but feel disappointed in myself with everything. I try a lot, but I feel like I’m going nowhere.

I’m going to therapy for a few other things too, and the school counselers are checking up on my everyday now…

Appreciation blog

I first changed this blog to Ikon, I was really scared about interactions. I didn’t know if people would like him or me, that I was annoying, everything. Yet there people interacted and stayed by me! ((Even tho I’m annoying as fuck so sorry.))

@theyondu My first friend and rp partner, I enjoy just talking with them! They pushed me to message people and try to get out there more. They’re an amazing comfort to me.

@halfnxt I love this crazy bastard, Talking with them is neat plus I can be laid back. Their crazy ravager helps Ikon remain calm. @txllk

@ask-ravager-peter-quill my cosplay partner and now friend. I have so much fun exploring things with Jukin and Ikon with younger Peter. Theyondu said they were pretty chill and awesome and bam, they are!

@recklessxndrelentless This Person is awesome and I never thought I would get to rp with them. They handle allllll my shit at times with Ikon x Peter (which is too cute omg) I’m happy to know them

everytime i think the shipping on twd can’t get more ridiculous and ugly it does. shipping n*gan with carl is fucked up enough, why would you add daryl into the mix now when n*gan hold him hostage in a cell and tortured him? what the fuck why do y’all hate healthy ships? daryl isn’t fedex, stop shipping him with everything that is breathing in a 5km radius of him. and just…don’t ship n*gan with anyone to be fucking honest…like…help. (i mean you do you but wow i totally don’t even try to understand i guess). and while we are at it stop trashing the badass, amazing twd ladies when you’re ready to gloss over n*gans shitty behaviour because he is “so hot”. 

I’m having a really hard time trying to describe what I’m feeling lately. So I’m just going to throw it all out here

Night shift has been rough lately because it leaves me kinda lonely. Everything’s fine when I’m at work, but on my days it sucks to be awake half the night with nothing to really do and no one to talk to. Spending hours watching tv or on the internet. And then when I try to go to sleep, it can sometimes take me ages to fall asleep. I stay awake thinking about so many things and it gets me so stressed out to the point where I have tears in my eyes. I really want to see a doctor to get some help in managing my anxiety, but I honestly have no clue where to even begin. It’s so hard to make appointments, people don’t call back or their waiting list is months long.

I’m really happy with my career and the different ways that my career will be able to take me. I’m not entirely fulfilled in other areas of my life just yet though. At times I feel as if I am just a passerby, a supporting character in others’ lives. I know I’m still young and there’s still time for that.

The boy I like right now is really great. I however haven’t seen him in a few weeks and that is starting to get to me. Medical school is really tough but I can’t help but fear he’ll go dark on me like he did in the past. I know I need to sit down and tell him about why I’m feeling scared and find out where he stands on things, but it’s so hard when our schedules are like this. Telling him how I feel makes me really scared.

I don’t know what else to say, I’m just feeling anxious and sad a lot of the time. I want to get better but I don’t know where to begin

miss-sparklez  asked:

Part of this community is breaking apart and people are starting to hate one another for really stupid reasons. Any advice for all this mess?

I’ve noticed and it’s really disheartening to see. 

I think we all need to just think before we write things to each other. Understanding and communication are the key to keeping things civil on a mainly text based platform. 

I’ve been guilty of not doing this myself from time to time and for that I apologise. I can get frustrated and phrase things in a way that’s not helpful or productive.  I can’t be here all the time and I can’t answer everything every time I am so it’s up to you guys to keep each other in check and talk among yourselves without attacking or insulting. 

We don’t all have to pretend to be happy all the time to avoid rocking the boat or be afraid to speak up when the time is right but we can do so in a respectful way that helps us all learn and grow. I am definitely going to try harder in that regard and I hope we all can :)

Steal my car, I'll wreck your life.

Back story, i am apart of a small family-owned type used car dealership (cue used car salesman joke here) we have maybe 50 cars on the lot at any time and our main business is sub-prime or people with less than perfect credit. We truly want to help the people that can’t afford/have the credit to buy from a new car dealership. We’re actually very liked in our small community.

So recently I had these customers, lets call her wife and him husband (They’re early 20’s). They come into my store and I like them, they seem like a nice young couple trying to start their lives out, they have two very sweet little girls, and could just use a break. They have made some mistakes in their early lives and have less than perfect credit. I coach them on how to improve their credit and they seem sincerely interested in fixing it so I bust my ass to get them a loan with the wifes mother cosigning on a nice third row SUV. Wife is literally crying hugging me because every other dealer turned them down. Now they are a little short on the down payment so i take a check for the balance and we agree i’ll cash it on his next payday (Mistake number one) but pretty common in this line of work.

I forget about them until the next week when I drop the check at the bank along with other deposits. The next thing i know i receive a notice that the check has bounced. Along with a couple NSF fees attached for me, and the check comes back. It’s a dollar amount that is considered a first degree misdemeanor in our state, just under a felony. I reach out to wife to see what happened and how we can make arrangements to get this taken care of. The last thing I want to do is go after a young couple with two small kids. At first wife is a little shocked and insists the funds were pulled from their account and I show them the picture of the NSF check. She understands and says they can pay half in 2 weeks when she’s paid again and in another 2 weeks pay the other half. I agree to this and just take them on their word (mistake 2).

A couple weeks rolls around and I don’t hear from wife or husband and am now thinking i’ve been taken for a ride Ignoring my calls/texts/etc you get the point. I get a call from the bank and come to find out they haven’t made their first payment either.

Now with this particular bank if the customer does not make their first payment we have to “Buy Back” the deal. Basically we have to give the bank the money they sent us for the loan. After blowing up their phones and facebook they finally call me back. I get the sob story he got let go from his job and he just started a new one and mom is going to help them get back on their feet. I go through hell and high water with the bank to make a deal that if they make their payment they’ll keep the loan but i’m still on the hook if they miss any of the next 3 payments. Wife also tells me they’ll make payments to me on the bounced check once he starts getting paychecks. So i agree, they make their payment to the bank and i go about my life….Until the next month comes around.

I get an email from the bank saying wife didn’t make the next months payment and won’t answer their calls. At this point i’m furious and ready to just go get their vehicle. They won’t answer any of my calls and call mom, mom scrounges everything in her social security paycheck to help try to make the payment for them and is short. Wife and husband tells her they’ll cover the balance and of course don’t pay. Bank says deal is a buyback we need our money back for the loan within 7 days. Now the only way I can payback their loan is if my floor plan (Basically giant credit card we buy cars on) gets pictures of the car in my possession.

I try to call/text/email/message on facebook to get ahold of both wife and husband and they block me on everything. They’re basically just stealing the vehicle without paying. They even blocked mom who has been trying to help them get this handled, yes they screwed over their own mother in this ordeal. I just want the vehicle back and move on with life. So this is where i go @prorevenge on them.

I begin by dropping the check off at the local prosecutor, and they’re delighted to file charges against them. I do some skip tracing calling family members, all of which are more than happy to help because come to find out husband has had 7 jobs in 4 months and has burned every single family member with money they’ve borrowed. I find wifes Father on Facebook, Father has been trying to take custody of deadbeat wife and husbands 2 kids because of how they treat them. He informs me they are staying in sisters house right over the border (we are on the state line of 2 states remember this) I call up a repo company and even myself drive the hour to go get the vehicle. They’ve been hiding it in the garage (according to neighbors and repo company). I do some searching and find out they’re both on probation for stealing a bunch of stuff from multiple stores. So I of course find and call up Mrs. Probation officer to see if she has a last known address. I then mention to her they’re staying above the state line and bounced a very large check to me, and they’re facing fresh charges in my town, she appreciates the knowledge.

Now while I was up at their house one evening I talk to one of the neighbors (Who also hate them they’re always yelling at their kids and eachother) and convince neighbor to call me if they see the vehicle outside. It took one day, I get the call, I send a very large friend who lives nearby them to go get the vehicle. After many expletives, berating my friend, they hand over the vehicle. But not before finally calling me while he was there and tell me how they’re going to sue and blah blah.

I’m out quite a bit of money from the ordeal, but here’s the best part. I just found out by living out of state they violated probation and just got sentenced to 30 days in jail from that, and they also just had their “video court date”(because they’re currently in jail with the probation violation) with the local judge on the new charges of the bounced check. I got my vehicle back and guess what? Deadbeat wife’s Father got custody of the 2 kids.

Old Farmer

Context: After having lost everything to some thieves, our rogue dwarf is given some ten gold by our monk to help get back on her feet.

Dwarf: Can I prostitute myself for ten gold?

DM: …you know what, why not. Roll for Wisdom.

Dwarf: *fails* Damn…can I try again?

DM: On who? The old farmer or the barmaid?

Dwarf: The old farmer! *rolls a nat 1* …damn.

DM: Right…you manage to get him into bed with you, where he gives you a night so wonderful *you* pay *him* 10 gold.

Dwarf: What??

DM: And you get an STD.

*players laugh*

Dwarf: *turns to monk* Can I have another 10 gold?

In Motion (M)

Character: Jeon Jungkook x oc/reader (with POV switches)

Genre/words: Smut / 6,721 words

Summary: The rule is simple - you can look but you can’t touch. You’ve been attending the event for a few times but it was only when a certain boy arrives at one occasion did you feel the fire of lust burning inside

Warning: exhibitionism, public display of masturbations, graphic smut scenes, mutual masturbations, mentions/use of sex toys

Warning 2.0: this is only the beginning

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honestly the fact that right now louis is most likely stuck with the same shitty record label and working with the same people he did back on the x factor while harry gets to duet onstage with stevie nicks in front of a crowd of industry greats really shows you how gigantic the gap between the two of them is. 

this disparity has been glaring for years but at this point in time the divide is the biggest it’s ever been and i’m so angry that louis always gets the short end of the stick. he’s sacrificed so much for the band over the years and stood up for all of them and he gets nothing in return and i don’t understand how anyone in this fandom can act like things are normal and totally okay when they’re so clearly not.

who does he have in his corner? who is standing up for him and trying to help him? because it’s not looking so good from where i’m standing and i’m fucking livid about it.

8

I like things that are eye-openers, I like learning, I like experiencing, and I said that I enjoy coming upon new things. And so I am the type to try everything. That way, I can inform the people that I like and I can be of help. When people say they’ll do something, I can recount my experience and that will help them. I think that also includes how I see the world. So I think I will challenge all kinds of things.

— wishing my prince & my one and only sehun a very happy birthday ♡ (12.04)

billionyengirl  asked:

IS THERE GONNA BE A SECOND PART OF THE OTHER GIRL??? PLEASE SAY YES

Author’s note: YES!!! You can read part one here 

The Other Girl part 2

The hell?

You shifted uncomfortably in your seat, trying to avoid Zen’s glare. His scarlet eyes narrowed as you squirmed.

Just ignore him… ignorehimignorehimignorehimignore

“MC?”

“Him-Ah, I-I mean, what?”

Crap, I’m not crying again, am I?

“…I asked if you invited Allergy to the next party,” Seven leaned forward, slightly tilting his head. His eyes softened, silently asking if everything was okay.

You gave him a reassuring smile. “Yeah, I sent an-”

“MC, can you help me with something in the kitchen?”

Zen moved his petite girlfriend off his lap and stood up. He walked out of the room without an answer.

I guess I don’t have much of a choice…

You sunk farther back into your chair and closed your eyes.

Maybe I can pretend I didn’t hear him.

“MC, aren’t you going to help him?”

You gritted your teeth and slowly stood.

“I guess I will, Yoosung.”

As you walked away, Yoosung ‘hmph’ed.

“Who spit in her coffee this morning,” he muttered.

Life. Life spit in my coffee.

You peeked your head into the kitchen.

“Zen?”

“Over here.”

Zen looked over at you, the familiar glare returning to his face.

Oh my gosh-

“-What the hell is your problem?”

Zen continued to stare at you, completely ignoring your question. The kitchen light above you flickered, and the low hum of the refrigerator filled the heavy silence.

“I don’t have to put up with this.”

As you turned away, a warm hand grabbed your wrist.

“Wait.”

Slowly, Zen pulled you back in front of him. He closed his eyes and sighed.

You looked down at the iron grip he had on your wrist, and then back up to his face.

Seriously? First he acts like some angsty teenager, giving me the silent treatment, and now I can’t even leave?

The burning in your chest overwhelmed you, rage bubbling up inside every inch of your body.

Okay, okay, I need to calm down. 

You looked down at your shoes, trying to remember what Seven told you before the party.

Seven placed both his hands on your shoulders. “Okay, MC, listen up. I’m about to give you some grade A wisdom!”

You sighed and tilted your head. “What is it this time?”

“If you ever feel too overwhelmed just count to ten!”

“…Huh?”

“You know… one, two, three-”

“I-I know how to count,” you playfully pushed him away, “but does that really work? I mean, is that what you do?”

“No, I just push away the people I love and dig myself into a hole of self-hatred.”

“Anddddd, why can’t I do that??”

“Because,” Seven patted the top of your head, “I care about you too much to let you do that.”

Zen let out a heavy sighed, bringing you back to reality. 

Counting to ten, huh? Alright… I’ll try your way first.

You let out a breath and looked back up at Zen. He opened his eyes, loosening the grip on your wrist.

One.

Zen moved closer to you, his eyes trained on your face.

Two.

Your back hit the counter, trapping you between the wall and him.

Three.

His cold eyes turned soft, and the smile you had grown to love appeared on his face once again.

Four.

You heart was beating so loud you could’ve sworn he heard it.

Five.

He let go of your wrist, slowly moving his hand up to your cheek.

Six.

The world around you stopped. Your stomach flipped, and you mentally cursed at your now flushed face.

Seven.

Zen’s eyes looked down at your lips, his hand slowly pulling your face toward him.

Eight.

You held your breath.

Nine.

He leaned in to close the gap.

Ten.

“S-Stop.”

Zen’s warm and ragged breath tickled your nose. Your eyes wandered up to look into his red ones, his faces only centimeters away.

Despite everything your heart was telling you, you pulled away. Your back hit the cold counter again and you winced, readjusting your stance. You leaned against the wall and stared at the white tile floor, avoiding the confused look Zen was giving you. He cleared his throat.

“I thought-”

“That was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”

You bit your lip, failing to hold back the tears already streaming down your face. You looked up at Zen through blurry eyes. “You have a girlfriend… you didn’t choose me, you chose her.”

Your voice felt distant and unfamiliar. Slowly, you began losing control of your surroundings. The world-

No.

Your world came crashing down. In one short burst of courage, you pushed past him.

“Can’t I love both of you?”

Those words stopped you in your tracks.

I’m such an idiot.

Everything felt cold and numb. Without turning around, you spoke up.

“Are you really so selfish as to keep dragging me along like some kind of… kind of… cat toy?”

Despite the situation, you smiled.

Jumin would be ecstatic right now.

You felt a hand on your shoulder.

“I’m not selfish, I just don’t want you to end up with… anyone else.”

“That’s the definition of selfish!! And who the hell else would I-”

That’s when it clicked. That’s when everything clicked.

Zen’s glaring.

Seven’s kindness.

Your feelings.

You shrugged off Zen’s hand and opened the door to the living room.

“MC, please just… wait!”

But you were done waiting. You stormed out of the kitchen, Zen on your heels.

I finally understand now.

“There they are, we’ve been waiting! We’re gonna play charades.”

Jaehee smiled at you and Zen, oblivious to the fight that had just occurred in the kitchen.

“MC, pleaseeee be on my team!! I’ll be your best frienddddd!!!!”

Zen’s stare burned holes in the back of your head and you heard him audibly scoff.  Seven stood up and smiled at you, extending one hand toward you.

Seven…

In one big swoop, you grabbed his hand and pulled him toward you. You placed a hand on the back of his neck, connecting your lips with his.

It didn’t take long for him to react. He cupped your chin, deepening the kiss. When the two of you pulled apart, you were both out of breath.

You wiped your mouth, sending a cold glare Zen’s way. When you looked back at Seven he was as red as his hair.

“I-I thought you liked-“

You leaned your forehead against his.

“I like you, Seven. It just took one selfish prick,” you glanced back at Zen, “to help me figure that out.”

Seven gave you a goofy smile and-oh no…

“SevEN PUT ME DOWN!! D-Don’t spin me, I’M GONNA HURL!”

He laughed as he released you from his giant bear hug, plopping you back on the ground. You grabbed his arm for balance.

After you re-orientated yourself, you looked back at the shocked group.

“So… charades?”

In the Heart of the Storm (Part 5)

Bucky x Reader

Summary – You are house-sitting for some friends on the Chesapeake Bay in the middle of a hurricane. Unbeknownst to you, you’re not alone. Takes place immediately following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. 

Warnings – None

Word Count – 1,260

Notes – As usual, I’m taking a lot of liberties with Bucky in this fic.  None of us know just how much he actually remembers, or when those memories starting coming back.  I have a plan on where I want this fic to go, so I need him to remember certain things to get us there.  As always, I appreciate all of your feedback and questions!!!

Part 1  

Series Masterlist

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Previously:

At the mention of the Helicarriers, his head shot up.  His eyes were wide, and you could practically see the memories flooding back into his mind. “Steve.  Oh my God, Steve.  Is he dead?”

“Steve?  Do you mean Steve Rogers, Captain America?”

With every word you spoke, his face seemed to crumple.  He looked down at his left arm in disgust as he flexed the metal fingers.  “What did I do?”

“Oh my God, you’re the guy that almost killed Captain America.”  You didn’t wait for him to confirm or deny your statement.  Without thinking about the consequences, you turned and ran for door behind you.


 

You made it to the back porch, your feet mere inches from the grass when a cold metal arm wrapped around your waist, pulling you up against a solid wall of muscle.  His right hand clamped over your mouth as he effortlessly carried your struggling form back into the house.  

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I would not call “13 Reasons Why” incredible, or beautiful, or amazing. But I would call it real, and I do not regret watching it at all. I don’t think I’ll ever understand exactly why Hannah made the tapes, I’m not even sure that I agree with her doing so.

And I know a lot of people are upset with how triggering it is, or that they portrayed depression the wrong way. Because yes I understand that depression is a chemical imbalance. But when someone commits suicide, having depression is not always the reason.

Depression I know is the main cause to suicide, and you can’t control it. And maybe you’ve stopped reading this already but if not, just bear with me here for a second.

Hannah Baker went through things that unfortunately a lot of girls in high school have gone through. But if I read one more fucking thing where someone says that “they got through it so she should’ve” I’m going to riot.

I don’t think Hannah had depression. And anyone can correct me on this if I get it wrong I’m not trying to act like I know everything but from what I’ve read, depression is being constantly sad, tired, and empty without having a reason or not knowing what that reason is. A chemical imbalance.

Hannah knew exactly why she was empty. She knew her reasons. She was not depressed. She was scared, and violated, and broken down. But she knew exactly why she felt that way.

I wish she would’ve gotten help, I wish she would’ve told anybody about everything that was happening as it happened and not when it was all over.

But this show, I do believe It does have a message. I understand it was her choice, but every choice in life is led up to by previous events, sometimes those events are people.

Say that it’s an an awful show, you have that right. But don’t say that they portrayed what she went through the “wrong way” because a lot of people who watched this show really related to what she went through and were really affected not because of her actions but the things the other characters did to her.

So just understand, if you blame this show for doing it “the wrong way” you have now minimized the problems that those who relate to her character have gone through in real life,and they are not fictional.

Do not say bad things about Hannah Baker or how her character was represented on the show. Because there’s a real Hannah Baker out there, who probably has another name, and could’ve read your post about how “unnecessary and dumb” her storyline was.

The shows message was that what you say, and what you let be heard matters. Your words matter that you said negatively about the show and about Hannah and everything she went through.

So congratulations, you’re no better than anyone on the tapes. Except you’re real.

Tips for driving while autistic

I feel like a lot of autistic people have a lot of trouble driving and getting their license. For many people that’s okay, there’s nothing wrong with that, y'all are valid in every possible way. Unfortunately, many of us live in cities where public transportation might as well not exist, in food deserts, in situations where we do not have people who can drive us places, in cities which make bike riding life-threatening and sometimes illegal. I would like to reiterate: there is absolutely nothing wrong with not being able to drive. The fucked up thing is a system which forces people to drive. This is intended to be suggestions for autistic people in similar situations to mine: in a food desert, no public transit, not enough money to pay for uber, etc.

Tips for driving while autistic and things to be prepared for:

-if you start dissociating and don’t feel that you can drive safely, pull over if you can. If there’s no clear place to pull over, get as far to the side as possible and turn your hazards on (this is the button with two red triangles, one inside of the other)

-keep plenty of water in the car. Keep food in the car too, but to prevent mice and rats from being tempted to investigate, keep the food in tightly sealed containers.

-if you miss the turn, it’s ok. I promise, it’s ok. Just take the next turn. Usually you’ll still be able to get to your destination by taking the next turn, and if not, it’ll give you a chance to pull over and re-evaluate or turn around.

-people will use some body language to indicate what they are intending to do. A waving hand means, “you go ahead of me.” A still hand, palm out means, “I’ll go first/thank you.”

-if you’re driving down a street too narrow for two cars, and you meet a car going in the opposite direction, just pull over for a second. Or if it’s super narrow, someone may have to back out of the street. It’s not a big deal. Try to be nice in those situations and they usually will be too. For that matter, sometimes I have to swerve slightly into the lane of incoming traffic because of bicycles and that happens too. People around you will do their best to compensate, but try to make sure you’re giving them enough time and warning for them to compensate (use your turn signal or hazards and spend as little time in the wrong lane as possible).

-no one wants to crash. Usually if you do something stupid the people around you will compensate and avoid you, although you might get some honks and middle fingers (yeah, mentally prepare for that)

-in terms of speed limit, it’s usually better to match the cars around you. The actual speed on a road is usually about 5mph over the posted speed limit.

-it doesn’t matter if you are going 15mph over the speed limit. There are still assholes who will tailgate you. (Meaning they will drive really close behind your car attempting to intimidate you into driving faster) The key thing to remember is that they also don’t want to crash, which means all they will do is intimidate. Because I’m an asshole and I hate tailgaters, I usually slow down when someone starts tailgating me. Remember: do not start driving faster. Police will ticket the person in front (aka you) because that person is “setting the speed” and they will not ticket the tailgater.

-parking is stressful, especially in downtown areas. Be prepared to wander for a while looking for parking and factor that into your drive time.

-some places no longer require you to learn to parallel park. Please learn anyway if you feel able. It will make finding parking a lot easier later on.

-bicycles will always be where you least expect them. Always. Especially if it’s illegal for them to be there. Just be prepared for them being anywhere and everywhere and not following the laws of traffic at all.

-the first time it rains or snows in the fall/winter, literally everyone will have forgotten how to drive. It’s a thing. Be prepared for the roads to be chaotic

-the most difficult part is the test itself. That’s the part where you disregard everything I’ve said about how driving actually works and just obey the letter of the law the best you can. Don’t forget you can retake the test if need be. Also, there will often be reviews online talking about which DMV in your area has the easiest test route.

-I try to do meditation breathing a lot while I’m driving under stressful circumstances. It’s very helpful for me

I hope this is helpful. If anyone else has any other tips for driving while autistic, I would be glad to hear them.

Edit: I can’t believe I forgot this! I’ve found that certain types of stimming can be somewhat dangerous while driving. I’d say chewing stims are fine, vocal stims are cool, but I would hold off on the visual and physical motion stims until you’ve had quite a bit of driving practice. Auditory stims are somewhat ok, but be careful to make sure you can still hear sirens and stuff (also earbuds/headphones while driving are illegal in many places)

-turn signals can basically function as a way of telling people around you “hey, pay attention! I’m about to do something!” Even if you’re just changing lanes or are swerving around an open car door you can use them to communicate that people should be ready for you to do something unexpected.

-traffic will stop much more quickly than you expect. Always keep an eye on the brake lights ahead of you.

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Dragon Maid & Dragon Butler 

Man Out of Thyme

Originally posted by seabasschino

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Summary: You snapped at Bucky and he misunderstood. 

A/N: Inspired by real-life events that happened to my parents on my dad’s birthday. Also, this is a result of me being put under pressure, I completely ignore what I’m supposed  to do and did this instead. 

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How The Elements Comfort 💛

I made this with moon signs in mind but do consider Rising and Sun. Also kinda based on personal experiences.

Earth signs: instead of telling you how everything will be okay and looking on the bright side/future they focus on the present. Is there anything I can do to help? Is there anything that can be done to fix your problem? Have you tried x? Physical comfort, if they know you like that.

Fire signs: distractions and a focus on what you can do. Let’s go explore. Let’s egg their house! Wanna go get a tattoo? They/it was lame anyway. Might rant about it more than you will.

Water signs: sympathises. Looks after you. Might exaggerate the situation. Might try take control like earth signs. You should do this, not this. This is what I would do. I’m so sorry you’re going through this. You don’t deserve this.

Air signs: lightens the situation. Tries to put it into perspective. But hey you didn’t really like them anyway right? Lolz. Why does it bother you so much? It’s not worth your time. 3 years from now just think about where you’ll be.

I can see how some would overlap. Capricorn might be similar to air etc. Cancer/cap/Aries/libra (cardinals) can also take the assertive, what can you do approach. I might remake this with specific signs but I’m trying to focus on what the elements share.