(3/3) “I miss that we can’t go out and dance. Or visit other people. We used to volunteer at the senior center every Wednesday. She’d play the piano, and I’d turn the pages for her. The hymns were some of the last things she remembered. Music was her life. But one day she wouldn’t play anymore. And I told the staff that they’d need to find someone else. So we stay here now. But I don’t see this as a curse. It’s an honor. This is what the Lord has given me to do. She has served this family her entire life. And now it’s my turn to serve her. I might not have her mentally. But I have her. I can still make her smile. I can make bubbly noises, and blow on her, and she’ll smile. Every morning we’ll sit in this chair and we’ll cuddle until noon. I rock this lady more than I rock my grandchildren. She likes to slip her hand under my shirt to feel my skin. And she still likes to kiss. Every once in awhile she’ll reach up and give me a kiss. Sometimes she starts ‘yakking.’ She doesn’t say actual words. And it doesn’t make any sense. But I never tell her to be quiet, because it’s better than nothing at all.”
Nomi & Neets:
They are like the overly involved aunts of the group. They are the ones that have the safe sex talk with everyone else. "We just want you to understand your body." "We had an orgy once I think it's gonna be fine." "Okay but I have some diagrams here." *cluster trying to smother themselves with a pillow*
Lito & Hernando:
The pep talk couple. Not so much Lito, but like if one of the cluster is feeling down Hernando will wax poetically about art and the beauty of that person until they feel better. Lito just makes suggestive eyebrows.
Wolfgang & Kala:
Are teased mercilessly by the cluster. "Wolfie and Kala sitting in a tree..." "stop" "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" *loud groaning noises*
Will & Riley:
So unbelievably cute and precious that everyone is a little grossed out by how sweet they are. "My dentist said I need to cut back on sweets." "They are blushing again while holding hands." "I can feel the oogy love from here."
Sun & Dog:
Nomi gets Sun's teacher to start a blog about the dog. Literally a dog with a blog. Sun is shown the pictures regularly.
Capheus & Boundless Optimism:
Sometimes first thing in the morning he can be a little hard to handle.
if you want to draw/write/etc him and want to make him sound and seem more realistically Brazilian here are some Brazilian day-to-day things that he would probably do “probably” being the key word here, u do you thing, follow your dreams.
Also, other Brazilians should add more stuff
- He would kiss your cheeks when he meets you
(in some places boys only kiss girl’s cheeks, and shake other boy’s hands. Also, we only do it once on one cheek. And instead of actually kissing we just press our cheek to your cheek and make kissing noises.)
- He would probably have a bag full of plastic bags in his house
- He probably walks around with flipflops most of the time. Out of the house, in the house, to the movies, to the mall, etc. So says the carioca stereotype.
- He’s probably very chill about being on time
getting to a party 30 minutes “late” is the polite thing to do.
- He certainly takes at least one shower a day, probably two, sometimes even three.
- He would probably call everyone by their first name
Like, even when he’s being formal. In Brazil there would be no Mister Morrison. Mister Jack would be the formal way to go.
- On a date he’d probably sit by his date’s side, not in front of them.
It’s more intimate and closer than sitting across the table. ;)
- “We should meet later!” “Oh yes, let’s meet later!” and then nothing ever happens.
- He’d probably be very touchy-feely.
Brazilians usually are. He’d probably lean, cling, hug, hold hands, pass arms around friends and loved ones as casually as possible, it’s something most people in Brazil don’t mind at all.
- If he gets engaged the brazilian way then both him and his spouse-to-be would have engagement rings
- Basically we’re all very chill
- Also he is a black man but he’s also latino, don’t forget that :(
- And it’s Portuguese, not Spanish. This one is not optional. I’ll fight the next person that makes him say “Hola” instead of “Olá” stg
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“It’s so weird, right? It’s so weird that this happened,” Dan said sarcastically as you slid into the seat beside him. “If only someone had told you to take your car in and get it looked at for that weird noise it’s been making for three months.”
“Dan,” Phil chided.
“That car is bloody falling apart, Phil. It’s bad enough Y/N got stranded in the rain for twenty minutes, but this could have happened in some murder alley at midnight–”
“Hang on. What’s a murder alley?” you interrupted with a grin, and Dan looked at you, straight-faced.
“It’s where cars go to die. And it’s where people go to be murdered, Y/N. It’s serious business.”
“Then it’s a good thing we were here to valiantly save the day,” Phil said, and you caught his eye in the mirror before bursting into laughter as Dan shook his head at the two of you.
Marissa Alexander’s trial is scheduled to begin on July 28, 2014 on Dec 8th, and she has a hearing on August 1st when she will learn if she will get a new Stand Your Ground hearing for immunity from prosecution. You are welcome to come to Jacksonville for the local week of action, or organize events in your own communities. More info here: http://www.freemarissanow.org/standing-our-ground-week.html
Marissa is facing 60 YEARS IN PRISON for defending her life! This is an emergency, we can’t let this happen. Let’s do everything we can to win her freedom!