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Transference (M) – Chapter 02

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Summary: During a routine visit to the local bakery, you stumble upon an intriguing business card and figure, what the hell. The business arrangement becomes…mutually beneficial. Y’all know where this is going.

Pairing: Hoseok x Reader

Genre: Smut, Angst

Word Count: 4,877

Warning: Tantric!Hoseok, therapist/client relationship, sexual themes, discussions of BDSM, shibari, profanity.

A/N: Thank you everyone for the outpouring of love and support for our favorite therapist. I sincerely hope you all enjoy this next installment.

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“Postgraduate training was characterised by work-life imbalance. Long hours at work were typically supplemented with revision and completion of hte e-portfolio.

Trainees regularly moved workplaces which could disrupt their personal lives and sometimes led to separation from friends and family. This made it challenging to cope with personal pressures, the stresses of which could then impinge on learning and training, while also leaving trainees with a lack of social support outside work to buffer against the considerable stresses of training.

Low morale and harm to well-being resulted in some trainees feeling dehumanised.

Work-life imbalance was particularly severe for those with children and especially women who faced a lack of less than full time positions and discriminatory attitudes. Female trainees frequently talking about having to choose a speciality they felt was more conducive to a work-life balance such as General Practice.

The proposed junior doctor contract was felt to exacerbate existing problems.”


Well, at least my peers are getting some papers about how bad our work-life balance is becoming. I don’t know what we’re actually going to do about it, but it’s a start…


(Photo and transcription from the Junior Doctor Contract Forum)

Don’t tell me to “calm down”
Don’t say, “it isn’t that serious”
Don’t repeatedly say “just relax”
I have panic disorder, IT DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT.
Chemical imbalances are real, and I can’t control when my mind is thrown out of whack.
I can not control when my body goes into fight or flight mode.
What you can do:
Distract me by watching a funny movie, go on a walk with me, talk about a book you’re reading, or we can even bake some cookies.
Never tell a person with anxiety that it’s not that serious, because mentally they feel like they’re in a life threatening situation.

100 Things You Learn Third Year of Medical School

So every year I’ve been writing these lists of 100 things you learn in each year of medical school (Found here). I am incredibly excited this year to bring you my list of 100 Things You Learn in your Third Year of Medical School.

This list contains advice about how to function on the floor, how to study, and how to handle your work-life imbalance. Click through to find such advice as:
• Whatever size scrubs you wear will be the least common size to find. Take as many pairs as you can find and stockpile them.
• EVERY procedure in OB requires shoe covers. Better to not need them than to have forgotten them
• Night shifts only come in two flavors: Insanely busy or so quiet you can not keep your eyes open.
• The best residents will notice when you’re sitting around doing nothing and will send you home—the worst residents will forget you’re even there.
• Falling asleep at 9pm is nothing to be ashamed of—in fact be proud of it.
• Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Best of luck all you new MS3s!

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First “workout” since the flu tried to destroy me and I was jazzed about my outfit, did some hip strengthening! If yall haven’t noticed, the hip rehab I frequently prescribe to my athletes is my go to when I can’t fit in a workout.

3x15 glute bridges
2x20 clamshells
2x20 side leg raises
2x20 donkey kicks
2x20 fire hydrants

This is done 2-3 times a day for my athletes with hip muscle imbalances. It works smaller muscles such as the ever-weak-in-females glute medius. Do it.
Every day.
Several times.
You’ll love/hate me.

Welcome to the inaugural installment of The 100 Femslash Challenge!

As most of us know too well, femslash is drastically underrepresented in fanworks. Even in our fandom with a canon primary F/F ship, less than a third of the works on AO3 feature a femslash pairing! Let’s work on this imbalance and flood our fandom with femslash!

The 100 Femslash is a fic and art challenge that seeks to increase the amount of femslash in the fandom. Any and all female-only ships are welcome!

If you have questions, check out our FAQ and rules pages, and if you’re interested in joining, sign up here. You’re also welcome to sign up as a beta! Sign ups close before midnight central time on November 2nd. Works are due December 28th by midnight, and will be posted on January 1, 2016.

We look forward to seeing what you guys come up with. Let there be femslash!

This has been discussed before, but today I went on an epic tangent talking to Sparks about shipping.

It is a commonly known psychological fact that victims of child abuse tend to be emotionally stunted due to their trauma. Without intervention, most child abuse victims tend to be emotionally closer in age to themselves at the time of trauma than their physical ages.

I think this pretty obvious in the case of Daryl. Physically, he’s somewhere in his mid thirties to mid forties, but emotionally, when the series starts, he’s basically a teenage boy. We see him progress as he becomes part of the “family” and starts to know what familial love is. This is really why Bethyl works. There is no imbalance of power as on an emotional level, Beth and Daryl are equals. And it’s with Beth’s help, the burning of the shack, etc, that Daryl begins to grow emotionally even more. Prior to their fight in “Still,” he’s closed off, barely surviving, and Norman himself said had Beth not been there, Daryl probably would have “opted out.” But after their fight, he begins to express himself in ways we have never seen him do before. He’s emotionally and physically expressive with Beth.

Then she gets taken and in “Consumed,” Carol acknowledges the changes that his time with Beth have brought on. He has hope, where she does not, that they can save Beth. He gives Noah the benefit of the doubt when she doesn’t. Bethyl shipper or not, no one can deny the changes that Beth brought out in Daryl.

Then he finds her and she gets shot. This brought on a massive regression in Daryl’s personality. He’s completely shutdown in 510. When they get to the ASZ, he doesn’t want to be there, is incredibly uncomfortable, and flat out says he’s there because Carl and Judith need a roof.

So what happened to that Daryl that was willing to spend the rest of his days in a funeral home with Beth “making it work?” He regressed. Beth got shot and he suffered another trauma before he was able to even tap the surface of his childhood traumas. He may have shown tremendous growth during his time with Beth, but he was still ill-equipped to emotionally deal with such a gut wrenching trauma. He had just learned to have hope and faith and it was violently taken away from him.

So, what’s my point? At this point, Daryl is stuck. He has regressed far enough back that he does not have the emotional capabilities to deal with losing her. At this point the only person that can help Daryl deal with the emotional trauma of losing Beth is Beth. Either Beth has to be alive or until Daryl gets killed off, he’s going to be mourning Beth. And I don’t know about the rest of you, but that would be boring as all hell.

“I feel like marginalized voices when they do show their perspective they’re always kind of pushed to the front for critique. If you don’t do it perfectly people are going to come with their pitchforks and that’s not fair. We definitely shouldn’t put that pressure on every minority to reflect the whole population.”

How often is work by POCs judged more critically and also not as authentic when certain tropes/stereotypes aren’t represented? In the latest episode nilaffle also speaks to the imbalance between work by POCs and the representations that are expected to be fulfilled.