justamus asked: Dearest Anne, I feel ashamed to admit I have never read Defiant Ones. Would you be so kind as to send me a link thereto? With your grace I remain, your humble servant, Mus. :)
Oh wow, how long as this been sitting here?
As luck would have it, I just got this up on AO3, so… have at it. My first real TF2 fic.
Slowly but surely setting everything to music. Again, feel free to ignore because OC stuff.I may or may not wind up with a playlist for every RP OTP that I have…
1) Nemeses- Jonathan Coulton
2) It Just Won’t Quit- MeatLoaf (Yes. Yes, Meat is on almost every playlist I make.)
3) 19th Nervous Breakdown- The Rolling Stones
4) Creep- Marty Casey (I have so many covers of this song it has become ridiculous. Just thought I’d put that out there.)
5) Rest In Peace- Once More With Feeling
6) Tim I Wish You Were Born A Girl- Of Montreal
7) But Not For Me- Elvis Costello
8) You Don’t Know Me- Michael Buble (happens to be the cover I own)
9) So In Love- k.d. lang (originally from ‘Kiss Me Kate’, but she does it really well. Then again, so does Brian Stokes Mitchell, so… you know, pick your poison.)
10) Ever Fallen In Love- Nouvelle Vague (yes, a Buzzcocks cover)
11) Piece of My Heart- Janis Joplin
12) Drive- Cars
13) You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me- Dusty Springfield
14) Someone Like You- ADELE
15) I Don’t Want to Get Over You- The Magnetic Fields
… this one got depressing…
Myth #1: Mental illnesses are not true illnesses like cancer or heart disease.
Fact: A physical illness like a heart attack can easily be detected by some simple tests. In contrast, mental illness is an invisible disease which can’t be observed by the general public. This can lead to judgment and to prejudice.
Myth #2: People with diagnosed with a mental Illness tend to have a lower IQ.
Fact: Mental Illness affects people across the entire IQ spectrum. In fact, many extremely intelligent people have been diagnosed with mental illness, are able hold down powerful jobs, and carry a high level of responsibility.
Myth #3: Most of those who suffer from mental illness are violent.
Fact: Very few sufferers are actually violent. In fact, research indicates that they are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of violence.
Myth #4: It is mainly women who suffer from mental illness.
Fact: There are millions of people – both men and women - in all of the different mental illness categories.
Myth #5: Most people diagnosed with mental illness were abused as children.
Fact: Although the incidence of some types of mental illness is more highly correlated with childhood abuse, there are many, many people who have never been abused.
Myth #6: A lot of those who claim to be mentally ill are basically just selfish, or self-centred, individuals.
Fact: Many forms of mental illness have been shown to have their roots in chemical and neurological problems in the brains. They are not character defects.
Myth #7: People with mental illness can get better if they just work a bit harder at getting over their issues.
Fact: Although mental illness symptoms can often be managed successfully through a combination of medication and counselling, it is likely that suffers will continue to struggle throughout their life. It’s not just a matter of “trying a bit harder”.
Myth #8: Those who suffer from mental illness will never recover from their disorder.
Fact: Although many sufferers will continue to battle, or will find their symptoms resurface overtime, they can often manage these successfully. Thus, most of them will lead a fulfilling life.
So fucking relevant.
I can’t count how many times people have implied that I just have to tough it out and quit being a baby about having depression. Tell me, good sir, how does tell neurotransmitters to quit being babies? I would like to know
you miserable cunt.
While enjoying Girls Night at the mall, my friends and I entered the pre-teen to teen clothing store Hollister. While looking around, we discovered that not only was the slimmest member, who was 5’7” 125 lbs, with a 25” waist, was the only member of our group who could fit into the large size clothing they sold, but also that their mirrors are manufactured to do something of a highly disturbing nature.
One of my friends is a photographer, who is well aware of distortion and skew in images, noticed the mirrors. Upon approaching the mirror, she noticed something odd. She called both myself and our other friend, who was able to fit into a large, over. While looking at the mirror, she realized that the mirrors were manufactured to distort our images. They made us appear shorter and wider than we actually were. This was true with my friend who is 5’7”, 125 lbs, with myself, and the photographer. All of us have very different body types, but none of us are unhealthy.
We left Hollister and traveled to American Eagle, to find that their mirrors did the same thing but to a lesser degree. Which, upon reflection could have been a manufacturing default, since the mirror next to the dressing room in American Eagle did not have the same effect, while the one in the middle of the store did, but it should be noted again here that it did so to a dramatically less degree.
In Hollister, the three mirrors that were there that we saw all did the same thing. This store targets pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults with their fashion and atmosphere. The image that the mirrors in Hollister portray are less attractive on purpose. The level of psychological trickery is disgusting. This needs to be addressed and this needs to be corrected.
Also their clothes are horribly HORRIBLY overpriced god why would you even shop there?
I never did, but I definitely won’t now. That’s just pretty awful.
I’ve never shopped there.
But this is absolutely disgusting.
Never shopping there ever, now.
atcdblu replied to your post: get me off of leekeworld i just wanted to see if…CURSE YOU, LEEKE. Someone else must make a cheaper compatibly-sized rocking horse shoe… it seems like every company makes a rocking horse shoe. It was all I could find when I first started dolly shoe shopping…
LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS MOTHERFUCKERS
I NEED THEM, ANNE. I NEED THEM
they don’t look like rocking horses…
lolita term, darling. fashion is weird.
i thought the same thing when i looked at them
and then i realised that rocking shoes would be exceptionally hard to walk in and gave up thinking about them
yeah i would never attempt walking in them myself but dolls cant walk haha so i can stick POTATOES ON THEIR FEET and theyre good
Oh man… those are prettier than most. You’re right, those are the most gorgeous Loli doll shoes.
(Source: wienermeister, via wienermeister)
jgllt asked: Ububu I just really adore you
Baw, you. *blush*
This guy I occasionally blog about… he just… he needs to become my boyfriend. But I cannot summon up the courage to bring it up in an email because I have too much time to talk myself out of it, and we never get to actually see each other in person…
The only guy to make me kind of get over my disastrous experience of falling in love with a really good friend who saw me as more of a sister. Like, every other crush fell really short, and this guy kind of has everything, and I am terrible with human relationships.
Okay, tumblr, I need to go eat and do dishes. Then I will return to the internet with a clearer head. Thanks for letting me dump all my emotional issues in front of you.
Okay, if you do that, I appreciate it.
But if you’re going to do that and then proceed to hyperventilate/yell/take photos of me without my permission, please don’t.
Communism doesn’t kill, it burns on conservative nutholes like you.
I wish people stopped me outside and were like, “Lakrymosa?”. :c
If anyone ever stopped me and said “Are you Joemccarthyblues?” I would probably freak out a bit and check my pocket for my switchblade.
I once went to an EB Games to preorder Command And Conquer 3 and the girl behind the counter stopped me and went “…Are you prostshocker??”
and i sorta was like, “uhh yeah… so can I put that on debit?”
someone at a furre convention recognized me as AdrioftheDead as opposed to AtomicStoney
I wasn’t sure what to think
I got asked for my autograph from a 16 year old girl who follows me on Tumblr and has read my fics.
It was pretty surreal because a buddy of mine from college was also her art teacher and we were right in front of his table.
I have never been recognized as Anne the Cat Detective offline… I don’t know how I would react— I guess it would depend on the situation. Like, at some form of convention, excellent, I would proceed to attempt ‘friendship’/geek out over shared interests/flail around and yell ‘I don’t know why you like meeeee but thank youuuuu’. At Target, it would be like ‘Oh no wait, someone from the real world knows internet me? What if we know the same people? Don’t tell the checkout lady I write gay erotica about video game mercenaries I don’t want her to look at me any weirder than she already will because I’m a grown-up buying toys and ice cream!’
5 BOOKS FOR THE DISSATISFIED HUNGER GAMES READER
- Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi— Brilliant YA futuristic dystopia that actually examines interplay between race/class/power; heterosexual male protagonist and rest of cast all POCs, brings critical lens to current USAmerican —> global institutionalized inequalities with many thrilling action sequences
- Graceling, by Kristin Cashore— action/adventure fantasy novel all about gender and power. Fabulous white, heterosexual female heroine, like Katniss, is bad at feelings, good at killing; unlike Katniss, her entire book is a study of her agency, and she thinks extensively on whether she wants a romance and ultimately makes that decision, too.
- Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler— not YA, but the best dystopia ever??? Yes. Heroine & most of cast are POC, explores race & gender in futuristic unraveling of USAmerican society & one incredible woman who manages to build something new in the rubble; she is, like Katniss, logical & determined, and unlike Katniss, in charge.
- Octavian Nothing, by MT Anderson— YA historical duology about a heterosexual African American boy during the American revolution. The author explicitly plays on the popularity of YA fantasy dystopias to interrupt the reader’s expectations of a traditional fantasy narrative with the reality of US history— like Hunger Games, grim adventure that doesn’t traditionally conclude, unlike Hunger Games, explicitly about race
- Sisters Red, by Jackson Pearce— white werewolf hunting sisters in contemporary USA; older sister is focused, protective, and genuinely asexual!!! while younger sister has a perspective, agency, and doesn’t die. The entire book is about their difficult changing healthy A+ relationship.
I am excite about this list! (Looove the Parable books, had Graceling on my to-read list for ages.) I would like to add though, that there’s been a lot of talk about Paolo Bacigalupi’s racism and Orientalism in The Wind-Up Girl, so…. I don’t know if Ship Breaker is just not that way or what, but I WORRY.
I don’t know if my sister is interested in dystopias. But, she likes to keep her finger on the pulse of the YA market (as well as middle-grade), so it’s good to know.