your only option

Zodiac Checklist: Scorpio
  • Zodiac Checklist: Scorpio
  • ☑: You don't believe in the media, hype or politicians
  • ☑: You know survival, alone, has been your only option since you were a child
  • ☑: You are constantly trying to adapt to mood changes
  • ☑: Excess is a part of your nature
  • ☑: You immediately detect lies
  • ☑: If they don't want to talk about it, it needs to be talked about

if you remember that life is fluid you’ll never feel stuck. nothing is the end all or your only option. when something ends it’s your time to start something new. it doesn’t matter how often doors close if you’re always moving forward. don’t dwell or try to open those old doors. the more you keep moving, the more you’ll see life is working in your favor.

Love is commitment. Love is not always understanding them, but trying to. Love is knowing that when life gets too heavy, you have them to spot you. Love is both words and action. Love is when your mistakes are your fault alone and making excuses is too risky so your only option is to try to fix them. Love is not having to wait until you’re drunk or it’s 2am to show them your soul. Love is when flaws are just another part of the masterpiece. Love is saying what needs to be said because honesty might be painful but they’re too priceless to lie to. Love is when you can’t be happy if they aren’t. Love is respect. Love is patience. Love is being kind. Love is love is love.
—  maxwelldpoetry // What is love to you?

anonymous asked:

Is your former teacher aware that you live off of art now?

nope! not sure she would care, either. BUT i did get a kind of petty sort of “IN YOUR FACE” moment my senior year @ this teacher, though

she actually retired when i was entering my senior year, and she was replaced with a teacher that was coming in from another school. this teacher was really nervous, and couldn’t quite find a footing. she was afraid she would make the art department look bad

i was one of, i think, 3 advanced art students??? and she told us “do whatever you want, pick a subject from this, interpret it, it’s fine” because she was just stressed with the workload

at the end of that year, our school was placed into something called the “art conference show” which showcased and rewarded students in the visual arts from 8 different schools. in that show i won best in painting, students’ choice, and best of show. i had to get interviewed. it was absolutely terrifying

but the new teacher was so relieved, she thanked me. and that teacher that told me i had absolutely no future in this field stayed in town so i know her hearing about it wasn’t something she could avoid

AND YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS CAN LEARN FROM THAT, TOO!! 

if you have an art teacher that’s supportive right up until you mention you’re serious, take no shit. go behind this teacher’s back, and work. and work and work. there comes a point where you can learn faster than what’s being taught. do the assignments, get work done, and then advance yourself. if you’re in high school, you don’t have to rely on their blessing to advance.

So that post going around about frustrating stuff in the original Animal Crossing is great but can we just talk about how frustrating Wild World was for a moment?

  • This game introduced a lot of features that are now staples of the series (emotes, hairstyles, etc)… but made them needlessly difficult and complicated to get
  • You couldn’t change your hair at all until you got the final Nook upgrade with Shampoodle built in, which required you to have a friend who also had the game to come and shop at your Nook’s store. Your only other option was to have a friend who already had the final upgrade and just use their Shampoodle. And some of the default hairstyles are… questionable at best…
  • Did I mention that since wifi services are shut down for the original DS, it’s now by extension impossible to change your hair at all if you don’t have Shampoodle already? Hope you had a style you liked when you last played!
  • Shrunk was a random special visitor instead of something you could do daily. Changed your mind about one of your emotes? You had to wait indefinitely for him to show up.
  • There was no way to tell if you watered your dying flowers. So you watered one pixel too far to the left? your hybrid garden is gone now.
  • Seriously you’ll never truly appreciate the beautiful town ordinance in New Leaf until you’ve gone through this for YEARS playing WW
  • Villagers would give zero warning if they were moving out, a random villager would just already be in boxes every 1-2 days and it could take anywhere between five minutes and one hour or more to talk some of them out of it
  • Good luck making money in spring, fall, or winter, at least the original Animal Crossing had the island
  • There was no grass wear, but your town was straight up 75% dirt instead
  • There was a widespread and infamous glitch where you’d sometimes never be able to get snooty villagers’ pics because they’d randomly bring up dialogue that would imply they already gave it to you, which would lock you out of EVER getting it
  • Art was extremely hard to get in this game, and you had NO way of telling if it was fake
  • There was a flea market holiday where every villager in your town would randomly barge into your house and try to buy all your stuff
  • Heck, there was no halloween, toy day, or any holiday of note in this game, just weird oddball ones that didn’t have to do with anything
  • Also logging on in the fall meant your town would be absolute acorn hell thanks to one of these holidays
  • If you’ve played WW for as long as I have you understand why the hammer tour in New Leaf is so goddamned satisfying
  • This game introduced putting patterns on the ground, but had it so guests to your town could accidentally remove them
  • Almost every song on the OST was punctuated by fart-y tuba noises
  • The Boondocks
  • Lyle

anonymous asked:

How realistic is stopping a knife from killing you by grabbing the blade with your hands?

Kind of. It’s realistic in the sense that it can and does happen. At the same time, it probably won’t save your life. Knife wounds to the palms, (called, “defensive wounds,”) are fairly common when someone has been attacked by a knife wielding opponent. Usually, what happens is they’ll attempt to block the knife by putting up their hands, palms out, and their palms and fingers will take the initial assault. That I’m most familiar with the term from autopsies should say a lot about how well this usually works out for the victim.

If you’re dealing with a situation, where someone’s trying to stab you and your only option is to catch the blade with your hand, it is better than dying. However, it is also a very temporary solution, and one you can’t repeat after using. It’s also, probably, not your best option.

When you bleed, your body is trying to do two things; first clean the wound and expel any foreign objects in it, then seal the wound over to allow the tissue to heal. Fresh blood is aggravatingly slick. Once exposed to oxygen, blood becomes tacky and coagulates over the course of a few minutes. (Specific clotting times vary based on a number of factors. For example: if your character is an alcoholic, their blood’s ability to clot will be severely impaired.) It only remains tacky for a few minutes, and will then harden into a solid mass, so the window here is fairly narrow.

When you take a knife to the hand, you’re going to bleed all over your hand. That means your hands will get slick, and have a harder time gripping the blade. This is before you consider the part where your hand is actually getting cut to pieces. Eventually the blood will clot (whether you survive long enough to see this or not), at which point gripping the blade would become easier, but that’s not a realistic consideration because the fight won’t last long enough to get there.

As I’ve said before, your body functions on a kind of pulley system. Your muscles pull on tendons which in turn tense against your skeleton, causing your limbs to move. When you start cutting tendons, the pulley system starts to break down. Some of the most delicate pieces of this system are in your hands and feet. Start carving those apart, and your hand will not work. This isn’t an, “oh, I can force my way through on sheer willpower,” situation. The mechanical components critical to making your hands work will be damaged or destroyed. The spirit may be willing, but the flesh has been turned into butterflyed steak. Catching a knife with your hand will stop that strike, but it means your hand will not work again. Yes, if you survive, it can be repaired surgically, but that’s not going to keep you alive.

The better option, if you have sufficient manual dexterity to catch the blade is to catch your opponent’s wrist instead. Again, this isn’t a great position to be in, and wrist grabs are some of the weakest and riskiest holds, but it is far better than trying to grab their knife. Your arm or hand might get nicked by the blade, but that is vastly preferable to taking a direct blade to the hand. Going for the wrist is a legitimate strategy and a part of some knife fighting doctrine. Granted, your best option would be to maintain distance, and never let a knife wielder get close enough to attack, but that’s not always a practical option.

-Starke

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Lance and Keith are cuddling..
  • Lance: Hey babe, you know how I'm bi, right?
  • Keith: Yes.
  • Lance: You know what that means? ;)
  • Keith: .. you're attracted to people of your own gender and people of other genders?
  • Lance: .. well yes. But! It also means out of all the people in the universe I could have dated, I chose you!
  • Keith: Awh babe. There's only like 7 people on this spaceship including ourselves and tbh Pidge wouldn't touch you with a ten foot pole if you tried to date them; Shiro and Allura are a power couple that no being can get between; Coran likely isn't over the people he's lost; and Hunk is your best-friend. I was your only option really.
  • Lance: .. I would still totally date Hunk.
  • Keith: Okay point.
  • Lance: So you would rather I had said "hey babe I had only two dating choices and I went with you"?
  • Keith: Not really, but I'd have appreciated your honesty.
  • Lance, whispering: Even if a had a choice from every being in the universe, I'd still chose you.
  • Keith, shoving a hand in Lance's face while blushing: O-okay.
Rooftops : Jughead Jones Pt. 1

Part Two

request: a jughead x reader lil thang where maybe the reader broke up with archie? or one of the football players. and they used to always chill on the readers roof (a cute childhoodism) and he maybe finds them up there and comforts them (possibly romantic?) 

 requested by: anonymous

A/N: I DID NOT MEAN TO VILLIANIZE ARCHIE, but I did. I am so sorry about that. Whoops. Overall, though, I am in love with this. I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did writing it. I would love if you guys would give me some feedback on this. Potential fic???? Let me know, darlings. xx aubree

warnings: cheating. 

word count: 993

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MASTERLIST

Originally posted by screamkin

On the weekend of July 4th, Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, and Y/N Y/L/N were planning on taking a road trip. Archie had bailed on both his best friend and his girlfriend, earning the wrath of both. Archie and Jughead hadn’t spoken since, until Betty brought them together. Archie and Y/N had been having relationship problems ever since.

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I’m probably pissing off some people by saying this, but it is the truth; doing sports with a binder will hurt you.

Binding in general is not the healthiest thing to do to your body, but to transboys like me it’s not really an option to wear one or not. But no matter how uncomfortable I’ll get by not wearing a binder in (somewhat) public, I WILL NOT do anything considered sport or exercises! 

Wearing a binder makes you unable to use all of your lungs, and if you bind tightly with a big chest, you can even end up pusing your ribs. You wouldn’t wear a corset on a jog, so don’t wear a binder. 

I’d actually recommend, if you can’t do any exercises without a binder, DO NOT DO IT. Sure a healthy body is important, but if binding is your ONLY option, it is NOT worth it. I’d rather recommend accepting your body as it is for the time being and owning what you got. I got big breasts and I’m not too fond of them, but with a sports bra and a tight tank top, damn I look fine. (but not as fine as I’ll look with a flat chest ayy am I right?)

Please, if you GOTTA do anything in a binder, just go for a long WALK but get your binder off as quickly as possible afterwards.

- Addam

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Theo x Reader

Requested by Anon

Warnings: Reader is attacked


“So, you think she’s coming for Scott?” Theo asked, glancing at you for confirmation.

“I haven’t gotten close enough to see.” You sighed, avoiding Theo’s eye contact as the group muttered to each other.

“Do you think we could get you close enough?” Stiles asked and Scott groaned.

“I don’t think we should, she knows who most of us are.” He muttered and you lent against the table. “Plus, maybe… you’re just jealous of her?”

“Why would I be jealous of her?” You snapped and Scott glanced at Theo.

“Maybe she… is just in need of a pack.” Scott mumbled and you glowered at him.

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