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BATTLES WITH MYSELF

"Okay, lets turn something light and mindless on in the background while we pack. How about-"
*FRINGE!*
"No, we need something we’re not going to get sucked into-"
*Bates Motel!*
"MINDLESS!"
*Hemlock Grove!*
"I said!"
*Breakfast at Tiffany’s!*
"WE"
*No Country for Old Men!*
"NEED"
*We were Children!*
"SOMETHING"
*Winter’s Bone!*
"MINDLESS!!!"
*… Star Trek: Into Darkness?*
"…Fine, whatever!"

cellothroughyourwindow:

shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

i know a few emts and theyre all great people

ALRIGHT PEEPS, GATHER ROUND!

I want to share a couple things, because I’ve gotten punched out for this junk, so I want to share my knowledge.

I am not EMT, I am first responder. I have taken First Aid, and a couple other courses, so I’m there to keep your arse safe while EMT arrives. I have this because I work this really cool festival each year. ANYWAY! My job is to help you, and get as much information out of you to pass onto EMT, to make their jobs easier. I AM GOING TO ASK YOU WHAT THE HELL YOU’RE TRIPPING ON! I AM THEN GOING TO TELL THE EMT’S WHEN THEY SHOW UP! I AM ALLOWED TO DO THAT!

I can only share with them, that’s it. In a sense, I am like a time delay EMT that holds down the fort until they get there.

I AM TELLING YOU THIS DUE TO THE FACT THAT TWO YEARS AGO, while at my bitchingly awesome festival, we had a guy take something, and trip balls so HARD, he challenged the whole Sweedish food tent to a fist fight over their perogies. So, as team lead, I have the honour of coming up to this guy and going “Yo, I think you need help, you have a fork sticking out of your hand. Can I assist you?” And he went from manic warrior to “hey, that’s really sweet of you” and followed me over to First Aid. I’m doing the whole kit and caboodle with him, learn that he basically took a TONNE of stuff to help accentuate the fireworks later in the evening. EMT arrives, I tell them what he told me, and then received a lovely fist to my head. Along with a bunch of “YOU SAID YOU WOULDN’T TELL THE COPS, YOU LYING WHORE!”

Guess what… the cops showed up. And they figured out what the guy was on, and he was arrested.

MORAL OF THE STORY: FIRST RESPONDERS ARE LITTLE EMT’S! THEY ARE GOING TO TELL THE EMT’S WHAT YOU TOLD THEM! THAT’S IT! PLEASE DON’T PUNCH US IN THE HEAD WHEN WE DO THIS! WE ARE DOING WHAT WE VOLUNTEERED TO DO!

knitmeapony:

alykat86:

authorkurikuri:

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

who is on your team, captain?

#completely convinced marvel just finds the actual characters to play their parts

Marvel’s casting department cannot be beat. Literally all of the actors are their characters.

Sarah Halley Finn, casting director for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and every single Marvel one-shot. All hail the queen. 

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!!!

ALL HAIL

(Source: ayyecaptn)

kreativedragon:

teamfreekickass:

I WAS LISTENING TO A ROCK SONG AND IT WAS REALLY PUMPING ME UP. 

SO I RAN DOWN MY HALLWAY AND DID A HIGH JUMP AND I LANDED FORWARD. 

BUT APPARENTLY MY DOG HAD PEED ON THE FLOOR

SO I SLIPPED IN IT

AND LANDED FLAT ON MY BACK IN URINE

AND IT’S REASONS LIKE THIS I HAVE TRUST ISSUES WITH THE GOVERNMENT 

well… looks like urine a slippery situation

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YYEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

SCREW YOU ELI, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING!

BE PROUD OF ME, GODDAMMIT

META RAMBLE SQUEE FOR FRACTURE SERIES

I’m doing this here because I am DAMN proud of what Eli and I have done, so I want to be able to brag, and strut, and parade our awesomeness for all to see!

Some of you might know, we’re doing this really cool writing project together. It started off as a half joke, and has turning into a full world encompassing, multi character, threaded plot line, basket case that currently sits at over 250 000 words.

Hot Damn son!

The story centers around two main Characters

Armon Jaeger

Child super soldier, infested with nanobots, trained assassin, cocky little shit (ahaha, he’s actually over 6’ so scratch the little), stealth cuddlebear.

Max Viggofsdottir *

Foster kid that ended up hanging out with OTHER Child super soldiers, made her way to New York, became the pseudo little sister to Clint (AWW YEAH FOSTER KID BONDING), overly fond of Kukri knives and Candy, collector of Korean things.

By some TWIST of fate (and Eli’s subtle manipulation) these two fuckers are together. Going-to-die-for-you, steal-all-your-blankets, I-will-gut-you-if-you-eat-the-last-serving-of-ice-cream, I-need-you-and-it-scares-me relationship. And this is what I want to rave about. Because we have made a DAMN good relationship out of two very fucked up people.

When I was originally writing Max (from another series that I’ve half smashed together with the Fracture Series), she was going to be the character that everyone loved, but they couldn’t love enough. And Max is used to that. Mom ditched her for drugs when she was two, she’s bounced through the foster care of Alberta until she was 16 and ran off to New York, and even the person who she willingly calls brother has left her at one point (Not Clint’s finest moment, but DAMN am I proud of that scene!). She has a host of quirks and quarks and problems that usually push people over the edge. Between her stimming, self harm, sensory issues, repetition, aversion to touch, emotional outbursts, love of fire, poor social skills, inability to leave well enough alone, and fixation on “who’s on first” and “The General”, something would snap, and she would be off to the next foster home. Or her roommate/best friend would leave, or her ‘brother’ would say “Maybe it’s time you go back to Calgary.” Max still has the duffel bag from her stint in Foster packed and ready to go in the closet of her apartment, because she’s convinced that someone is going to call her social worker at any moment, and she’s going back into the system.

She’s 19. There’s no going back. But it’s still an ever present fear for her.

The constant “shit, this kid is just too much for me” worked. It matched my characters, it matched the situation, it was how it played out.

Eli has created a character that will not leave.

Not only will Armon not leave, he doesn’t see these things as problems, or issues. He see’s them as Max. Her sensory issues are just as much a part of her as the weird bend in her left ring finger. Her stims just as normal as her eye color.

Everyone else has worked hard to ‘cure’ Max of these things, implementing strategies such as “Eyes on” and “Quiet hands” and “Use your words” to fix things that Max has to do. But Armon see’s it as another part of Max. Throughout this story, you are constantly shown small hints on how Armon accepts these traits, and accommodates them. There have been some pretty intimate scenes, where Max has flapped her hands, and Armon has not blinked an eye at it. Her sensory issues have always been a thing he looks out for. And it hasn’t been a “Oh, you don’t like the fabric? Well maybe you should just touch it a bit, c’mon, get over yourself”, it’s been an “Oh, you don’t like the fabric? *strips shirt off* How about this fabric? Eeyyyyy.” It’s a non issue, almost like dating someone with peanut allergies. It’s something you look out for, but ti’s not a defining feature of your relationship.

And it’s because of that, Max has been able to get through a lot of these issues. If you try and get over your hate for velvet, you’re going to try and touch the velvet, and that’s going to lead to a sensory freak out. IF you are in an environment that’s going to punish you for this action, you’re going to learn to just NOT TOUCH THE VELVET! Avoid it at all costs! And you don’t get over anything. You don’t grow.

But if you’re in an environment where A) You’re not being pushed to get over these issues and B) You’re not going to be punished when you try and fail to get over them, you’re probably going to be more open to trying and either getting over them, or finding strategies to live with these issues. And that’s what Max is doing. She feels safe enough to try and touch the velvet, or listen to Korean Death Metal, or actually cuddle with her boyfriend. Because of this environment, Armon is able to be a cuddle monster with Max. She can stand it, and it’s actually becoming something she seeks out.

Armon didn’t try and fix anything, he just accepted, and Max was the one that thought “You know what, I want to get over this, lets work on it”, and Eli writes Armon in such an INCREDIBLY believable way when it comes to these things. It was subtle enough that I barely caught the changes in Max myself. You know it’s damn good when I still have to force Max to have physical interactions with other characters, characters she has known for six years now, but I can easily write her engaging and seeking physical interaction with Armon.

Even though Armon is incredibly accepting of all of Max’s quirks, there are some he is NOT okay with. And those are Max’s tendencies to self harm as a way to replace stimming and “unwanted” behavior. When she’s nervous, she chews her thumb, when she’s distressed, she bites herself, when she’s in full on “Everything is on fire” mode, she scratches and naws, and breaks things. Everyone elses reaction when these things occur is to go “Hey, stop that!”, while Armon’s reaction is to go “hey, it’s okay”.

When someone is crying, you hand them a tissue, you don’t sit them down and talk about how tears are an emotional release, but maybe they should channel that into Art or walking a dog or something “better”. Max biting her thumb is the same as crying. And Armon pulling her hand away is the same as giving her a tissue. Everyone else has sat Max down and gone “We don’t do that, stop, that’s not helping, get over yourself!” in different tones. Armon doesn’t stop the behavior, he just tries to redirect her to other, safer alternatives. THIS is what you do. And I know this, because that’s what my family does with me. I based Max’s thumb biting on my own habit. And my family has learned that it’s just a lot better for everyone if they quietly redirect my behavior. One example, in a therapy session, I was chewing pretty heavily on them, and the therapist was trying to engage me about it, get me to talk about it. And I couldn’t focus on that because I was in emotional and sensory pain. My dad took his watch off (this giant, heavy, metal beast of a thing he’s had forever, with lots of neat links and knobs) and handed it over to me. Instant stopping of the thumb mutilation. Armon does this with Max, taking her hand and giving her something to fiddle with (lighter anyone?), giving her something tactile to feel, giving deep pressure. He doesn’t punish the action, because he knows there is a valid emotion and thought behind it.

And you know what the coolest part is? We didn’t plan it like that. We knew we wanted our characters to have certain traits, and we presented them as such, and just started writing. And STILL Eli created a character who has the right mentality to deal with my character in THIS way. It’s believable, it’s logical, and it makes sense character wise. And that is so FUCKING COOL THAT WE DID THIS!

TL:dr? Eli is a DAMN good character writer, I have a lot of Max/Armon feels, and we’ve created a healthy relationship with someone who has SPD and a host of other issues.

*Note: My face claim for her is Ellen Page, simply because Ellen captures ALL of Max’s mannerisms so very well. But Max is Metis, and it is my biggest pet peeve that I cannot find a Metis actress to use as a face claim for Max. I feel like I have FAILED!

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