you know how it is with losing people

❗️Things you should know about the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill ❗️

• There is not enough time between now and September 30 to get an accurate CBO score that tells us how many people will lose coverage as well as what the bill will cost, and that is inexcusable.

• It ends individual and employer mandates, which will drive premiums up. It will also end federal subsidies for individual insurance. This is estimated to leave 32 million people uninsured.

• It takes the money going to the states that opted ‘in’ to Medicaid expansion and distributes it among all states, even those whose legislatures irresponsibly voted against expansion. In 2026, funding for Medicaid expansion would end entirely, and the shortfall would be left for the states to cover.

• It institutes a one year freeze on Medicaid reimbursements for Planned Parenthood (even though federal law already prohibits federal tax dollars being used to fund or finance abortion services)

• It allows individual states to define what constitutes an “essential benefit”, which will likely result in a slash of coverage for maternity services, cancer treatments and services, ER visits, prescription drugs, and many more benefits. This could also further prevent women’s clinics from charging Medicaid for things like cancer screenings and birth control.

• It allows insurers to double their surcharge for elderly patients. (The ACA allows insurers to charge older customers up to 3 times as much as younger ones. This bill increases that to up to 5 times as much.)

• It allows insurers to charge higher rates based on health status, and it repeals language in the ACA which prevents changing insurance rates after a patient is diagnosed with a condition.

This is not a drill, friends. Call your senators. We have until the 30th.

202-224-3121 -> US Capitol Switchboard. This will connect you directly with the senate office you request.

ResistBot is another great resource. If you text 'resist’ to 50409, you can fax straight to your senators office by texting what you want to say.

TL:DR; the healthcare bill still sucks. Call your senators. Information on how above ^^

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#No but this moment literally killed me. For an entire year, Mike had no idea where Eleven was, or if she was even alive. And even though he never gave up hope, we saw how much her loss affected him: calling her every day, not being able to take down her fort, thinking he was crazy because he kept seeing her, closing himself off to new people. But then finally, finally, after a year he is reunited with her. Then moments later she has to leave him again, to save them all, which is how he lost her the first time. And you can see it on his face, how it is absolutely killing him to let her go.  And even worse, you can see the fear, how terrified he is that this time, this will be the last time he sees her. 

“I can’t lose you again.”

Mike Wheeler isn’t exaggerating. He knows that he wouldn’t be able to handle losing her a second time 

Unhealthy Moons

Aries: The Aries moon has a lot of conditioning to do. Aries is like a child that needs to be constantly reassured and nurtured. Unhealthy Aries moon lacks emotionally maturity. They tend to be agitated, confrontational and also very vulnerable. They have an “angry” cry. Unhealthy Aries moon doesn’t see the importance of active listening, they completely disregard the other person’s feelings. They can also make themselves seem like a victim—again going back to that “child” complex. Struggles with identity are also highlighted

Taurus: Unhealthy Taurus moons have very BAD coping mechanisms. Keyword is indulgence but over indulgence. You tend to have an abundance of what’s not good for you. This can be alcohol, food, sex, compulsive buying, drugs, etc. They also are pessimistic. They can’t see a good and does absolutely nothing to change it. They just sit and let the fire just burn them. Unmotivated to do anything but also can get heavily attached to their “values” whether it’s people or again, their mechanisms etc. The biggest indication of an unhealthy Taurus moon is their lack of wanting to create or curate art. This sign is very in touch with expressing and spreading creativity. When that is hindered, they feel less of value. They tend to demonstrate poor budgeting skills and will become unresponsive to their environment

Gemini: Unhealthy Gemini moon is a bit tricky. Again mutable moons are usually very adjustable. But an unhealthy Gemini moon is one that is too sporadic that it’s hard to comprehend their needs. They can be very isolated which causes even further agitation. Also, they are constantly stressed. Unhealthy Gemini moons are very insecure when it comes to their worth and the validity of their ideas. On the other extreme, a Gemini moon may be too “happy” (happy isn’t the best word but close enough) that they just do things without thinking. Spending way too much money or just being out of touch with reality. This can hinder their rationality skills. 

Cancer: Unhealthy cancer moon lacks balance. They can almost be “stuck” in the past and refuse to push forward. They constantly victimize themselves and has a poor ability to communicate with their partner or those around them. Hindrance in creativity is also noted.  They find too much refuge in the home so they can be a “failure to launch.” Overabundance in comfort can be manifested into lethargic behavior. Unbalanced emotions also can lead to outbursts and saying things they don’t mean. 

Leo: Unhealthy leo moon lacks the intuition and drive to create. They are unsure of their talents, can be very needy and latch onto people. Constantly needs reassurance that it can drive them into a state of inactivity and lack of worth.They can make things about themselves than those around them. There is a sense of disregarding other people’s needs and all around being unrealistic and having unrealistic expectations. There is also an “obsession” with how you look. You want to please people TOO MUCH that you lose who you are in the long scheme of things.

Virgo: Mercury dignities in the moon placement is always a call for self destruction. Unhealthy Virgo moon lacks the ability to comprehend their emotions which manifests into anxiety and frustration. Also, poor structure and low self esteem. You will rely too much on organization that it only stresses you out further. Unhealthy Virgo moons don’t know how to phrase how they feel to others and will feel that it is a lost cause. Poor self care methods = bad health. Can have constant stomach aches. 

Libra:  An unhealthy libra moon really struggles forming authentic and proper partnerships. They can be really self deprecating, they may even do this to get sympathy from others. They thrive on pleasing their mothers specifically despite a strained relationship. They can get very stress induced when the ppl they try to please dont reciprocate. by return, they can act shallow and disregard others. on another flip, they can be very stagnant and use ppl for their own gain, their own pleasure, their own need for having ppl around them (libra moons NEED partnerships). They can lament about relationships when tbh half the time they are ones at fault–almost like a self sabotage.

Scorpio: Unhealthy Scorpio moons can be a bit selfish. They need others to comfort them but will simultaneously push them away. They might be too paranoid to open up to others bc of the fear of being incriminated or manipulated. They, too, lack emotional maturity. Their wounds may be too deep for others to understand so they just sit, mope around and wait for death. Sounds over dramatic but that’s exactly what an unhealthy Scorpio tends to operate or act. Again, they disregard people’s needs and may victimize themselves too much. Worst thing of all, they may not even realize it. They can be repulsive, pessimistic and lonely. 

Sagittarius: Unhealthy Sagittarius moon can be very resistant and almost stubborn to understanding other people’s perspectives. they feel they are the most correct and like other people said, unhealthy sag moons can be TOO dogmatic. They like to be “free” and this idealization of freedom can get in the way of reality and being practical. they always fight for their own cause without being realistic about it. unhealthy sag moon can evolve into extremist behavior. Since they are fire, they may use “force” to voice their beliefs and make them become widely accepted. too much independence and self centrism can make it difficult for connections to flourish.

Capricorn: Unhealthy Capricorn moons are scared. they can be really isolated but on the lowest of keys, thrive for some emotional comfort and security. believe or not they can have outbursts and show anger/frustration. i mean how can they not when they feel “lost” in the world. They may not be in control and that can terrify a cap moon. Not being in control means no framework holding them together. “just going with it” scares a cap moon and this can turn into bad behavior, reliance on substances etc. Like we will see in an aqua moon, unhealthy cap moons may despise and get frustrated by feeling “small” in the world. They can be heavily pessimistic and do nothing to change it. Capricorn is the architect–when they no longer want to build or create, they have hit rock bottom. They may feel like they have nothing left to “fight” or strive towards. They can ruin their connections with others bc of frustration. Again, very self deprecating and rather be left alone despite NEEDING guidance

Aquarius: Unhealthy Aquarius moons are said to be “very detached” but that is not entirely true. They actually become too chaotic. They can become too extreme, completely disregard ppl’s feelings, and may even act out to get ppl to care about them and what they stand for–to see how integral they are in the world. When air moons get going they REALLY get going. Again, aqua is air so there is nothing keeping them stable. their emotions can be so consuming that eventually it makes them NUMB. They can get lost easily, lose sense of purpose and destroy all their connections. Unhealthy aqua moon will drop everything and just immerse themselves in the fucking woods tbh. They will lack worth, lose common sense and completely shut down. there is no longer clarity. 

Pisces: Unhealthy Pisces moon lose their agency. They can get too raveled by how other people feel. they will feel like a lost cause; extreme loneliness and they will lose all sense of wanting to create and heal others. Unhealthy pisces moon might get attached to substances or anything that can take them to a different realm. they will lack clarity which can get them or others hurt. also, they can get very tensed, easily strung up and may not even be able to make sense of it. As a last resort, unhealthy pisces moon will look for some type of salvation; look for some type of spirituality that can be offered by people who have bad intentions. The unhealthy pisces moon can eat their souls away. 

What she says: I’m fine.

What she means: THE MARAUDERS DESERVED BETTER. CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW REMUS FELT WHEN HE WOKE UP ONE DAY, ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT TWO OF HIS BEST FRIENDS WERE KILLED AND THAT HIS OTHER BEST FRIEND WAS SENT TO AZKABAN FOR THEIR MURDER? CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW SIRIUS FELT BEING STUCK IN THAT AWFUL PLACE FOR 12 YEARS, KNOWING EVERYDAY THAT REMUS DESPISED HIM, AND THAT HE CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT? HOW HARRY WAS BEING RAISED TO HATE HIM AS WELL WHEN HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE CLOSEST PEOPLE TO HIM? AND JUST WHEN REMUS GOT SIRIUS BACK, JUST WHEN HE GOT HIS BROTHER BACK, FINALLY KNOWING THAT FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS HE’S HATED THE WRONG PERSON, HE HAS TO WATCH SIRIUS FALL THROUGH THE VEIL, LOSING ONE OF THE ONLY GOOD THINGS IN HIS LIFE FOR GOOD.

Slytherin: Are you okay?

Ravenclaw: Nope.

Slytherin: Okay, I’ll bite, why?

Ravenclaw: I just like to be prepared, you know? Set yourself up for the worst and then anything otherwise and you’re pleasantly surprised.

Slytherin: You’re never pleasantly surprised by anything.

Ravenclaw: Well, no, because if something good is happening, then something really bad must be about to happen.

Slytherin: And people think I’m the depressing one.

alright real talk

i love that a character like keith exists because when i realized how bad my abandonment issues were, it was to the point where i pushed people away to save myself too. i got scared of getting attached because i knew i’d lose them just like i had with so many others. i still feel that way. and i felt so… alone.

but then you get a character that is going through the same internal conflicts that you are and suddenly you don’t feel so alone anymore.

you don’t have to face it all by yourself.

and that feeling is honestly so relieving.

there’s this really important scene in Justice League that’s not vital to the plot but it speaks volumes about so many things it’d be a shame if i even attempted to list them all, and i’m aware most of you haven’t watched the film yet, but i felt it was super important to mention because of some concerns i’ve seen about barry allen’s character in the DCEU. spoilers, though not huge, follow, so if you want to stay away from all that, you’re welcome to skip this

there’s this moment where barry low-key loses his shit. it’s been featured in the trailers again and again, how he “has never done battle, i’ve just pushed some people and run away”, how he’s inexperienced and this, all of this, is way out of his league. and in the lull of a very important moment, like a throaway line, batman tells him, “save one.”

“what?”
“save one person.”
“and then?”
“then you’ll know.”

barry, after having to psych himself up, saves one person. and then, with barely any time to even think his next action, saves another one and another one. because he saved one person. because he realized that he can save one more. one more, one more, and that this is how batman does it. being a hero starts a lot with saving one person, doesn’t it? and the scene, it’s never explained. we never have the conversation go anywhere after that point because it’s clear what’s happening to him and it’s awe-inspiring to figure out. i thought barry’s character was still young in the universe, he didn’t have time to develop into the barry we know, it’s why he seems so much like wally west instead of who allen is in the comics, but this barry isn’t just young or inexperienced. he’s still just barry. he wears the suit and he runs and he pushes people of the way, but he’s not the flash yet. he hasn’t had the opportunities or right incentive to be. as a matter of fact and taking in account some facts we learn about him in the film, it’s been more of an obstacle so far than anything else

and that scene… maybe DCEU’s barry is meant to be an amalgam of barry and wally after all. or maybe we have seen so little of him and there are some major changes happening to him soon. but, honestly, that wasn’t even what really struck me as one of the best scenes the DCEU has had to date. bruce helped him so much in that moment by simply guiding him one step at the time, by pushing him to the right direction and watching him figure everything out on his own, it was so fascinating to experience the subtle way it alluded to how he must have been with his robins. what an absolutely wonderful film

Bruise [ VII ]

Genre [Rating] : Angst [M]

Length: 6.5k

Pairing: Chanyeol x Reader

Summary: He wasn’t yours, and you weren’t his, but that couldn’t stop your heart from believing otherwise.

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Something about winter made the world all seem so much more serene, the frozen flakes that floated through the air taking their time to reach the ground, slowing time to their will. They covered the grassy plains, covered the concrete pavement, concealing the weeds and cracks that stood out amongst them. The beautiful white hid the imperfections, hid the flaws that laid just below the surface a step away from being seen, and in some ways you were jealous you couldn’t be covered by the snow yourself. Your troubles couldn’t be hidden from view with a simple change of the weather; they were in the forefront of your mind and beginning to strain at your muscles. You didn’t want to deal with it, didn’t want to face the reality that things with Chanyeol were making the doubt bubble over in your chest, his quiet pleads for you to not leave him whispering in your ear over and over like a skipping record as you watched the snow fall.

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cabezotapequeno  asked:

Do you have any advice if someone wants to create an entirely new mythology for their story?

Mythology is a human creation which serves as a way to make sense to the world, surroundings and, mostly, natural events. Mythology tells the story of origins of the world, of people, of elements, and such. My approach to the creation of new mythology will have the geography as the foundation for mythology. The reason for this is that we try to explain, or find a reason, to what we see, hear, or sense. I can not explain, even with a myth, snow if I have never seen it, or heard about it. I can not explain the Aurora Borealis if I don’t know it exists. This might be reductionist since mythology relies on more than meets the eye (aka symbolism, rites, traditions, roles, kinship, among others), but it is a starting point.

Geography
When creating a new mythology you have to know where the story will take place and the conditions of said place. The weather, the animals, the flora, the natural events, and so. How do the people of your story understand and perceive the sunrise, the sunset, the waves, the rivers, the eclipses, the storms. Is there a story behind the shape of the mountains, are the animals a representation of gods and godessess. What about the stars, do they mean something to them? Compile the geography of your setting, use mythology to explain what your characters can see, the vital elements to their survival, and natural events that can happen from time to time. The geography itself can play an important role in the developing of the story, take for example a city surrounded by mountains, the sun rises from the mountains and sets behind them. There are no hurricanes, no tornados, no tsunamis, nothing that can harm the population to a big extent. What role do the mountains play here? Are they protectors of the city? How do the people feel when they travel to a place where there are no mountains? On its counterpart, what about people living on an island, how do they feel about the ocean? What it means to them?

Creation
How did things begin for the people in your story? What’s the beginning of their world. What are the elements arround it? Did a powerful entity created it, was it because of a natural, yet untraceable event. How did the rivers become rivers, who or what created the moon, or is i tan entity on its own?

Life
Is life given or is it created? If so, who, or what, gives it; who, or what, creates it? What is the definition of life to the people of your story? Is the ocean alive? Do the mountains speak to the people who can understand them? Is life a synonym of movement? Is the wind an influx of life? Are living organisms separated into body-mind, body-mind-soul, body-soul?

Destruction
Some natural events can fall into the destruction category, such as volcano eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, among others. For your people, is the creator also a destroyer, or are there other entities besides the creator. Is the destruction seen as something bad or as something natural and even necessary?

Death
Is death the opposite of life? What do the people of your story consider death? Is it given, is it earned? Who can die, who can live forever? Does the sun dies after it sets? What happens to the body after death? Is there an afterlife people can look up to?

Time
Is time linear or circular? How is it measured by the people on your story? Do the days turn into weeks or do they remain days forever? How do people differentiate one season from another? Is there an entity that controls the time, or is it time an entity on its own?

Symbols
Do the entities have a correspondece here on earth, are specific symbols associated to them? Are certain events a warning for something bigger?  Do the people wear objects that resemble the entities they worship? Is there any iconography for these entities?

Prophecies
Are there any prophecies in your mythology? It could be about the end of the world, about the arrival of a different group of people, about a natural event, among others.

Heroes
Mythology also relies on heroes who have accomplished great tasks in order to prove themselves worthy of something. They are usually portrayed as role models for the society, as they embody the values of it.

Rites (also involved in religion)
Are there any rites involved in your mythology? This could be before eating, before hunting, before a birth, or after those above. A rite is usually a sacred act that allows people to go from one state to another within their society.

Traditions (like rites, they respond to a diferent structure)
These are a less sacred form of rites. Traditions carry the past on them as they rememorate an event of importance to society, to a family, ore ven to a single person. A birthday celebration can be labeled as a tradition.

Suggestions
Below you’ll find a list of books written by anthropologists and such, about mythology. Not all of them are explicit about it. Also this books were written by people outside the societies they wrote about, so read them with a critical eye.

  • Tim Ingold - The temporality of the landscape (paper)
  • Pierre Clastres - Chronicle of the Guayaki India
  • Claude Levi-Strauss - Mythologiques / How myths die / Many of his work
  • Mircea Eliade - Many of his work
  • Louis-Vincent Thomas - Anthropologie de la mort
  • Joseph Campbell - Transformations of Myths through time
  • Fernando Santos-Granero - Writing history into the landscape: Space, Myth, and Ritual in Contemporary Amazonia

Advice

  • Define what is sacred and what is profane for the people in your story.
  • The same goes for values and moral expectations. Think of archetypes here.
  • In many cultures, as well as in many mythologies, you can find a universal flood and universal fire myth. This is because both elements have cleansing properties. There can be mythological creatures associated to them or not. As well, these myths can be replicated when someone is born or when someone dies.
  • Mythology is part of the worldbuilding, and it plays an important role in society since it permeates to daily life.
  • As time passes, myths change, or are changed, to keep them alive. At the same time, they can be transformed to fit societal changes.
  • Mythology is not the same as religion. This being said, monoteism is not a higher or more advanced state than animism or polyteism.


I hope this works for you!

Lia

Below there’s a not-so-short passage of the book Blindness by José Saramago. It isn’t a major spoiler but it shows how much incidence we, humans, have on the gods we create and re-create. It’s rather long, so if you want to skip it, or read the book (which I advice), feel free to do it. Also, I cut off some parts, but it stills makes sense.

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New episode will come out very soon and you all know what it means. Let’s start theorizing how many days we will unstoppably cry!
Anyway. There is my old comic, about fandom and Cami (I think it will never lose actuality)
GlitchTale belongs to @camilaart
Comic idea by Fedor Comix

anonymous asked:

Do you think being part of the Marmora is a better job for Keith than piloting the black lion? I wrote so many times about how he loves flying and speed and piloting. With BOM is basically spy stuff (and sacrifice). I miss Keith flying Red through asteroids you know?

The thing is, “better” is a pretty broad term. Better for Keith to get the extra training? Better for the team to have a Marmora spy in their ranks? Better for the BOM? Better for Keith’s identity crisis? Better for his longterm emotional stability? Cause if we’re talking about his mental health, I think the answer is a firm no

It takes a hell of a lot more out of Keith to be part of the BOM than Voltron. With Voltron, they’re all friends. At the end of the day, they can all just squish together on the couch and have a movie night. With the BOM, Keith’s seeing his comrades die right before his eyes. The guy right next to him might well not be there tomorrow. That’s absolutely terrifying, and we see firsthand just how hard that loss hits Keith. He’s someone who has difficulty connecting to others as it is–imagine how closed off he’ll be now that he knows every new friend could be a corpse the next day. And Keith is so selfless and dedicated to helping others, wants so badly to save people. And knowing he can’t save everyone, knowing he could do everything in his power and still lose people? That’s incredibly traumatizing.  

We’ve seen in past seasons how readily Keith would give his life for the sake of the mission. And self-sacrifice is simply a part of the BOM. Knowledge or death. You have to be ready to throw your life away knowing no one will come chasing after you. It’s part of what I mean when I say Keith has this tendency toward daring, life-threatening stunts. I’m not going to say he’s suicidal exactly, but he feels his life is of no consequence and would discard it without a second thought. It’s heartbreaking, and I’d hate to see him continue down that path. 

I feel the universe has taken enough from Keith as it is. I love him training with Marmora and uncovering more of his background, reestablishing his ties to some sense of identity–but I don’t want him to be there on the front lines longterm. I don’t want to see him be just another causality out there. He deserves better. 

Jupiter, the gift of the gods

Jupiter in Aries: Bravery and participating determinedly in competition. When enthusiastic these individuals will take action out of impulse and had over heels start something new but never lose their true goals. Not afraid to expand their horizon, even though challenges may occure - they will fight. Headstrong nature usually and short tempered, adventure is good for them and like to do work on their own and most likely to not take orders from just anyone.

Jupiter in Taurus: Knows their inner worth, won’t go for anything below their standard usually,  likes prosperity. Patient and will hold on to secure believes/arguments, but ‘realistic’ optimists. Quality before quantity. Need to take their time to adjust to new situations, plans ahead and waits for their future profits. Investement and shares could be something for them. 

Jupiter in Gemini: Differently interested, has no problem to connect everything together/enjoys finding similarities and differences. Gaining knowledge = key, curious characters and highly flexible. Has no problem usually to adjust to different people and situations, new chances always lie ahead (small or big ones) and are usually socially engaged. 

Jupiter in Cancer: People feel comfortable around you, these individuals are needed and love to be needed and to be usueful as well. Give of homey vibes an naturally have a tolerant and friendly side to them which leads to others trusting them easier/easily. Empathetic but not easily fooled because they are emotionally intelligent enough to see through lies (or at least sense them), won’t give their heart warming side to anyone though because they do not like being used or fooled. 

Jupiter in Leo: They feel like the royality themselves or better said are royality themselves. Humorous and creative showing others the way and do not appreciate being understimated/made fun of or just plainly talking when they are speaking. They will take care for anyone who lives in their kingdom and bring of course a theatralic nature to them, joyful and proud they expect a pat on their shoulder, if not? they sure know how to gain respect are make you respect them. Also: a healthy, real self confidence is key. 

Jupiter in Virgo: High standards for themselves and others which can be very benefitting. When interested they will gather all the knowledge there is and aim to be great or perfect at their thematics. Go into detail but won’t lose the main string usually, great teachers and patient people will appreciate their willingness. if not suffering from negative self conciousness they will know the worth of their work. 

Jupiter in Libra: Harmonic and welcoming, good at being with people or handling them well, want to treat everyone equally and correct. Charming and due to that easily gain popularity. Aesthetically pleasing or have a good taste and like to be surrounded by wealth and to live the ‘good life’. Can gain or win chances due to being people smart, but again, being real is essencial. 

Jupiter in Scorpio: Seeks out the truth and will find it, finds magic in the dark. Sees through people and many situations, your sorrow is their sorrow and when confronted with injustice will fight against it harshly. While standing up for others they will find themselves in a position of power: the strength of moderation, restraining oneself and realistic views of others will give you a sense of rightness and what is good for you and others.

Jupiter in Sagittarius: Doubled luck, you arrow shoots right through the cosmos. Expanding makes you lucky, no matter what and how, likes to be in the light and was born to live in it. Searces for something bigger and believes in the cosmos, optimistic nature, believe that karma will help them and the universe will find its ways. Their horizon is endless and strive for wisdom. 

Jupiter in Capricorn: You know which position you would like to have in your preferred society/community and has the dream to be appreciated for their ideas and knowdledge. Disciplined, knows what they are fighting for, persevering and ambitious, they will be adored by many who look up to those power packs. Know how to spend their ressources wisely and plan ahead, proudly they will show what they earned. Same with Taurus, investement and shares  could be something for them. 

Jupiter in Aquarius: Unconventional and love freedom. Their ideas flow like a river through them and always ahead of others. A scheme is nothing for them, character development happens naturally in their freedom and can work with a team but usually gives the ideas. There is a rapid change in their (financial) life situation now and then, but they sure know how to find a way out of it, trust their guts or people in their community. 

Jupiter in Pisces: Universal, cosmic love and their will to help are endless. Their heart is big and are spiritual gifted. Like to gift their loved ones. Idealistic and appreciate love from others. Might seek others out for help when emotionally (financially) in need, their wisdom and potentional is not dependent on others, they need to realize their own great potentional at times, a good word from friends is pure bliss. 

11x18 v 13x02

So these are both Bucklemming episodes, these “heart v head” scenes are intentionally contrasted, it’s fantastic. Kudos really. I don’t want to, but I’ll give them the kudos here.

Good Ideas v Bad Ideas. Heart choice v Head choice.

11x18:

- Dean might be emotionally compromised over Cas? Never!

- Sam: but Cas might be our only shot at defeating Lucifer! He’s more emotionally removed from Cas and he wants to focus on defeating Lucifer because of his own issues and motives. Cas/Jack are a way to potentially get what he is focusing on. He is not emotionally removed from everything and logical. His emotional focus is just elsewhere and he frames it as him being more logical and Dean being more emotional because of the immediacy of the conversation.

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Sam claims Dean is making the heart choice whilst he is the poster boy for the head choice. But his choice is also from the heart, it’s just different and less obvious because it’s more internal, about himself, and it also aligns with a general big picture view, whereas Dean’s is more obviously open worry about Cas first and foremost.

The key thing here is that before they start arguing both Dean and Sam are 100% on the same page versus Crowley. They both agree that they need Lucifer to take out Amara. 

HOWEVER that is where it ends. Why? Cas.

Sam: “DEAN’S RIGHT. Priority is to set the horn of Amara into Lucifer’s hands to take out Amara”.
Dean, nodding: “After we exorcise Lucifer out of Cas and put him into a new vessel.”
Sam (now the conflict arises): “What? Really?”
Dean: “Yes really, I’m not gonna send Lucifer into battle inside of Cas, what if he doesn’t make it?”
Sam: “Dean, it’s a strong vessel, it’s held Cas for years and we know what he’s been through, I’m guessing it can hold Lucifer”.
Dean: “It’s not an IT, Sam, it’s Cas!”

This is the only thing where their priority is not the same in this whole narrative, as emphasised by this conversation where they start off 100% on the same page, using worlds like “Dean’s Right” and “Priority” then shifting completely into an argument about CAS.

Cas IS what Dean is focusing on, Cas IS Dean’s motivation. Sam is focusing on something else, his motivation is to defeat Lucifer and Cas comes second to this (Lucifer is key to his own story). 

Sam: Defeating Lucifer comes first to saving Cas.
Dean: Defeating Lucifer comes second to saving Cas. 

Dean’s focus is to get Cas back, then defeat Lucifer and Sam’s is to end Lucifer regardless of Cas. Yes he wants to do this to save the world but it’s also so he can forgive himself for everything he’s ever done regarding Lucifer, the demon blood arc, letting him out in s4, everything. His motivations aren’t 100% selfless even if they are good, he needs to do this for the world but for himself too. 

Their motivations are not the same so their focus is not the same. Neither is emotionally removed and neither is 100% right or wrong.

13x02: I can’t gif it so here’s some screen caps:

The first shot it of Jack (in Cas’ spot, sleeping in precisely the same place Cas did the one time Dean watched him do it and commented on it. Cas again is all over this scene. Not to make a point of it really as Cas is all over every scene in 13x01-02 and particularly scenes with Dean but yeah, they made it clear again). 

Sam: “Look, losing mom and Cas, it’s a lot to process Dean, especially on no sleep and the kid”.
Dean: “The kid? Come on man you know how this plays out, when we try to bend the rules, pretend that the bad guys aren’t that bad or that things will get fixed, thats when people that we care about get hurt. Then we end up doing what we should have done in the first place which is end the problem. So this time let’s start with the obvious. As soon as i find a way to take care of … it”.
Sam: “Dean, the problem might be our only shot at saving mom”.
Dean: “Moms gone. There’s no fixing that”.

Bucklemming purposefully mirrored this conversation with the whole “IT” thing and making Dean pause before saying it for emphasis.

So Sam is emotionally removed from the Cas situation and apparently focusing on the bigger picture. However he is completely emotionally compromised about Jack specifically because his motivation to save Jack and him not be evil is a reflection of himself. This is the same as his motivation of self forgiveness re: Lucifer in 11x18. 

Neither is 100% right or wrong in either scene, it’s just all about showing their individual focus and how they come to a loggerheads sometimes because they are different people with different motivations and priorities.

Later Sam tells Dean (and us) he thinks they’ve been this far down before, thinks they have experienced this before. Thinks they are experiencing this in the same way.

Sam keeps using “we” to describe their feelings. But this is just not accurate. He and Dean are not experiencing this in the same way. Sam keeps talking about Mom then Cas then Jack. Dean is heart wrenchingly focused on Cas then Mom then Jack, that was clear all throughout 13x01. They are not in the same place here, they are not experiencing the losses in the same way. 

Dean is right. They are not on the same page.

At all.

I am 100% done with the discourse about who is right and wrong in 13x02. Neither is. They are both human and making their own choices, they both have their own motivations which are GOOD even if they don’t always make the right choices and sometimes make mistakes. Neither is 100% a perfect cinnamon roll whilst the other is a mean nastie poopooh head. They are human, they have their own stories, motivations and choices to make and just because sometimes they’re not 100% right doesn’t make them bad people worthy of vilification. 

That is the key message of the show!

Dean and Sam are not the same, they are not one coherent ball of “Winchester”. They are their own individual people with their own individual motivations, making their own choices and with their own individual endgames. 

Even if they are close, living/working together every day, generally having the same, best intentions for the world and the big picture, they are still their own separate people with their separate wants and needs and lives and I am so here for that.

Me & Cinderella

Originally posted by heart-attackles

Summary: The reader always knew Dean Winchester was the one. But when her college quarterback boyfriend gets considered for the pros, they let each other drift apart so he could go after his dream. Seven years later, Dean realizes just what happened all those years ago…

Pairing: Football Player!Dean x reader

Word Count: 8,500ish

Warnings: language, angst, self-depreciation

A/N: Thank you to @imissyoualittlemoreeveryday for giving me the inspiration for this story! Written in split POV between Dean and the reader…


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Say you love me - Dean Winchester x Reader x Jack

Title: Say you love me

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader, Jack x Reader

Warnings: Slight age gap with Dean

Imagine: Imagine getting closer to Jack as you two slowly form a bond and Dean not wanting you to get attached because he’s in love with you and is scared he’ll lose you too. Other than being a little jealous.

Come on, man. You know how this plays out.” Dean shook his head with a sigh, gripping the steering wheel tighter “Look, when we try to bend the rules, pretend that the bad guys aren’t so bad or that things will get fixed, that’s when people we care about get hurt and we-” the older man almost choked, stopping himself as he clenched his jaw. He glanced at you in the rare view mirror and took in a shaky breath. A sad frown formed on Sam’s face, a knowing sad smile there too, as he looked from his brother back at you staring out of the window with your headphones plugged in, completely oblivious to the words exchanged between the brothers.

Look, Dean, we probably can’t save everyone but we- we could at least try, you know? We are already doing the best we can and-”

Clearly not.” Dean cut his younger brother off with a growl and Sam raised an eyebrow at him but didn’t really have to ask when he saw you look at Jack with a sympathetic smile. You made a move to grab the blanket you always kept under the seat and unfolded it to lay it on top of the sleeping nephilim. A content sigh left his lips and he relaxed more as you tucked the blanket around him. You smiled as well and tucked a few strands of hair out of his face which made a small smile to form on Jack’s lips, even in his sleep.

Clearly not.” Dean repeated in a rough voice, clenching his jaw before pressing harder on the petal.

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A Single Voice Above The Noise

Anyone ask for another soulmate AU? No? Well, have one anyway. In this one soulmates share a telepathic link.

Summary: Stan doesn’t have a soulmate. That is fine. He doesn’t need one. Or so he thought until he suddenly hears a voice in his head that is not his own

Meanwhile Richie and Eddie can’t wait to meet each other and just have to make do with what they’ve got

Word Count: 17692 (I know it got long)

Pairing: Stan/Bill & Richie/Eddie

http://archiveofourown.org/works/12393633


Some people heard voices in their head and Stan had a hard time understanding how these people were not on medication or in therapy. No… hearing voices was considered a good thing, desirable. Well, voices, plural, might not be. But hearing your soulmate talking to you was normal. At least that’s what people said, Stan had never experience it and he was honestly pretty glad about that. Sometimes he wondered if he should try it, but the day he gave in and tried to communicate telepathically with someone who probably wasn’t even real, he’d lose all self-respect. It’s not that Stan didn’t believe in soulmates, and he somehow also believed in the voices thing, because his friend Eddie heard a voice, and he didn’t think Eddie was crazy. But Stan didn’t believe that hearing a voice would be good for him and he didn’t believe there was a soulmate for him. That’s normal too, not everyone had one.


He was in his mid-twenties, if he had a soulmate, he’d have heard him by now, right? Eddie said, he’s heard the voice for years now. Stan didn’t know how he dealt with it, because there’s no rules to the voices and everything needed to have rules, everything needed to follow a certain path. So no, Stan was not envious of the people hearing voices. He was quite happy that he didn’t, but if everyone could stop pitying him every time he said so, that would be great.


Sweetcheeks!


I’ve told you not to call me that.


You never like any of my names for you.


Because they’re awful!


If I knew your name, I could personalize them for you.


Richie immediately regretted saying that, he knew what was going to happen next and sure…


My name is… And then silence.


Richie groaned. He had wanted to tell him about band practice, but now his soulmate was gone. This always happened when either of them tried to be a bit more specific. At first, he had thought his soulmate was a fucking tease, always shutting up when they tried to arrange a meeting or whatever.

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i need snk season two. i’ve been reblogging variations of the same 10 anime scenes for almost two years now and it is driving me insane. i get it. the world is cruel and also very beautiful. eren and armin want to see the ocean and the outside world. i get it. levi’s squad died and it was sad. i get it. we are so thoroughly out of material it it driving me up a wall. possibly up many walls. maybe even wall maria.

How long is too long? How much is too much? When do you lose hope? When you give up? When do you know it’s time to leave things or people behind?

There’s never an easy way to just walk away from the thing or person you want the most, especially if you want to stay, yet you know it in your bones it’s the right thing to do - not just for them, but for yourself.

We are taught to be kind to others, but we have never learned how to be kind to ourselves. Walking away from toxicity is the nicest thing you can do for yourself.