#me @ vet school essays
sampaguitaa 8 months ago
i am so good at my job and that is so sexy of me
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birthedstars 3 months ago
Could you do 14, twins, overdue, trying to hide the fact they鈥檙e in labor (only to inevitably fail)?
Every other final was easy. Tests, essays, those just required my head and a bit of focus. But this exam was different type of animal. A physical fitness test. In any other year. Any other semester, I would have skirted through this exam with ease. But no, my lack of luck decided I'd take a physical test under the worst conditions possible.
I sigh and put the largest gym shirt I could find over my head and stretched it as far as I could over the slope of my overdue belly. The stretchy shirt barely went down to where my outie used to be. Now my belly button just looked like a discolored patch of skin with a dark linea nigra running through it. Glad I've gotten used to my classmates seeing my belly or else I'd be super embarrassed. The tight skin of my stomach undulated with the kicks of my babies. They were always so active, but more so now that they'd dropped.
It only took the first cream pie. Hell, the first time having sex was enough for me and my boyfriend to conceive these twins. Its inconvenient timing, but we are excited all the same. Not so much excited for doing tests with them though.
Their movements were coupled by my muscles tightening around their shapes. I rub my hands over my belly and breathe deeply. Contractions have been coming consistently for the past few days but finals were my priority. I managed to grit my teeth through finals this morning If I was to graduate next semester I'd need to pass every class in this semester. And this mandatory physical fitness class was the worst.
Just as I pick up my shorts to put on, the pressure in the base of my stomach and crotch increased wildly. I'm glad everyone else was already out of locker room so they couldn't hear me moan. A striking pain, almost like a pin prick, went through my cervix and I felt liquid trickle down my leg.
"Damn it..."
I'm in labor. Like real labor. I quickly stick two fingers up my canal and feel around. 4 centimeters. That's fine. These are my first kids and they're pretty big for twins. It could be hours until I actually have to push. I just needed to bear through the contractions.
I quickly wipe the residule fluid waddled out of the locker room. Just a few steps made me realize how low and hard the head of my first baby was in my pelvis. If I was anymore dilated I think it would have fallen into my canal.
I waddle out to the air conditioning deprived gymnasium. I try my best not to put my hands anywhere around my aching swell of skin just not call attention to it. But it never really worked.
"Nice of you to join us big momma, were you planning to skip out on finals too?" A gruff man in full gym gear shouted.
Professor Langley. An iron hearted war vet with less sympathy in his heart than a cat playing with a dead mouse. He ran the class like he was a drill sergeant for a batch of new recruits rather than a college. He gave everyone a demeaning nickname out of habit. I'd requested accommodations early in the semester but both the school and Langley refused. The school only said no because they didn't want to anger Langley who was a very influential donor in his own right.
"Look alive maggots! We're starting with laps around the gym! Count the laps in your head and count them right, I can tell when you lie!"
Everyone in the class started running. I can only manage a slight jog in my state. My gait wasn't wide but trying to keep form was a pain.
"Get it moving! Or I'll start docking points!"
Of course he would. I start to pick up the pace. The weight of my stiff belly started to move up and down with my steps. The movement made it feel like my baby was battering my cervix. They're so heavy. Fluid drips down my canal and stains my shorts with each jostle of my stomach. My cervix has to be dilating more with this.
The laps continue without pause. I try my best not to slow down, to grit through contractions. They were coming so much faster now. Just needed them to wait a full hour. Just enough to finish the test.
After the laps, Langley went through the entire workout regimen. Jumping jacks made the weight of my womb go up and down on my cervix. Push-ups and planks made my back feel like it was going to break under the heavy weight of my babies. I could barely keep my legs closed for sit-ups.
An hour had passed and my stomach was tightening every other minute at this point. The test should be over now. I needed to get out and call my boyfriend. I might not make it to the hospital now, but anywhere was better than here.
"Alright, next up is timed squats!" Professor Langley shouted.
Shit. It's not over.
I hesitate to get into position. There's no way I can last much longer. A sheet of sweat was already covering my laboring body. My stomach was so much lower than it was at the beginning of the exam. I feel a drop of fluid trickle down my leg. The instinct to push has been increasing every minute. If I get into a squat, I don't know if I'll be able to resist bearing down at this point.
"Problem, big momma? No? Then get to it or I'm docking points!"
I reluctantly start to squat. I feel the baby begin to wedge itself further as I lower. Fuck, the baby is coming. I have to be fully dilated now. Just have to hold on. Anything to pass. I can do this. Just a little more.
My baby is moving downward through my cervix with each squat. I can feel my inner hole spreading around the head. I squeeze my eyes together and do my best to breathe through the pain and contractions. My stomach looks rigid and misshapen. The pressure continues to mount. Fucking hell it hurts. It hurts so much I want to scream. I want to push. I need to push.
No. Just a few more minutes. Just a few more.
I squat a few more with the contractions and I feel the baby shoot down further in my canal. My legs quiver. Another squat. The pressure in my lower belly increased. Two more squats. Fluid seeps from my laboring slit. Three more. My baby has completely filled my vagina and my back was shrieking in pain.
Finally, I squat once more in a struggle to stay on my feet. My crotch begins to burn. It was crowning. Holy shit it was crowning. No no no no no, fuck. I struggle to keep my composure and squat again, but the burn intensified to an insane degree.
"MY BABY IS COMING!" I scream as my baby crowns in my shorts. My crotch is burning like someone set a hot iron on it. I fell onto the gym floor clutching my tight stomach.
Every student stopped to look at me. Professor Langley was gawking at the wet, discolored bulge in my leggings. I don't care who sees my sensitive parts right now. I tear off my gym leggings as fast as I could. The crown was getting wider by the second.
My back arches involuntarily as my baby stretches me open more. I can't even control my breathing at this rate. I get my leggings down to my ankles and the entire class was witness to the head of my baby. God, it burns. The pressure is too much. The spasming in my belly felt like it was already forcing my 2nd baby into my hips.
Pushing doesn't even provide me relief. It just hurts. My fingers dig into the tight dome of my belly. My mouth and throat are locked in a permanent position as I scream. The contraction intensifies, compressing and contorting my stomach further. Finally, I feel a release. I feel fluid gush out around the baby, staining the gym floor. The head was out. But I already can feel the shoulders.
My swollen belly lurches forward as I bear down. My scream rips my throat as my labia peels open. The baby slowly slides out onto the gym floor. But I didn't have time to process I'd just given birth. The second baby os taking its chance to enter my canal. I push more with the continuing contractions.
A few of the other students rushed over to support me. I can barely register any of their helpful praises or cheerleading. All I can feel is the pressure and the beginning of my 2nd baby's head spread me open. The stinging pain was coming back.
Why doesn't the second baby feel any easier? Why does it feel like I wasn't built for this? I should have skipped class. I should be at a fucking hospital right now. I press down on the top of my belly to force the baby out of me. It inches forward more. My voice was ragged with howling in pain. My stomach was near permanently shrunk with my muscles twisting it.
My pussy began to bulge out into a wide circle and finally the head popped out. Then the shoulders slide out painfully. The second slid next to its slightly older sibling. My stomach deflated into a mound of pudge. If not for the student behind me, I probably would have fell back onto the hard gym floor.
The ringing in my ears subsided enough for me to hear them cry. Their synchronized cries made my chest ache. Throughout labor, I didn't even notice that
Two students brought my babies up to my milk staining chest. I take my messy babies into my hands. Thankfully, they seem healthy enough. I look over at Langley, standing opposite to me. I completely forgot about the exam.
Langley still looked dumbfounded by the sight of me until he finally spoke.
"Well...I guess you deserve at least a B+."
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talesfromtreatment a year ago
My oldest friend recently became a vet tech, and she had some rough days. If I can ask for her benefit, how do you cope?
Partly by remembering why I do this. For me, I'm not a vet tech because I love animals. In school my main instructor had us write an essay about why we wanted to be a vet tech, and we weren't allowed to use any version of the phrase "Because I like animals", due to the fact that, and I quote, "No duh!" If the only reason is because you love animals, you end up burned out and resenting thy very creatures you used to love.
It might help your friend to write such an essay herself.
Mine boiled down to the fact that I need to help things that are hurting or need protection. I'm almost 39 years old and I still rescue worms from puddles and move snails and rollypollies off of sidewalks. My coworkers all know that if I've had a shitty week, my need for bottle babies or a medical foster, if I don't already have them, goes through the roof. Because my response to stress is to find something to take care of, something that I can make a difference to. I also find medicine absolutely fascinating. That I can take a kitten like Britney, like Gilmore, like Grace and fix them? How wondrous! How amazing! Look at what we accomplished, this kitten and I!
It also really is vitally important to have hobbies that do not involve animals in any way. Those help you weather the stress a lot easier.
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miekasa 7 months ago
reading a short five page essay that my professor assigned for the day: 馃樋
reading mie鈥檚 19k word fanfic about rich boy eren: 馃い
anywho, i am always thinking about nice!eren <33 love him sm <33 also,, what ny college do you think each character attends,, i have my own ideas but i wanna hear yours
SHSKDKD PLEASE you guys are so :(( I say it every time I get an ask about this fic, but it means so much to me that you all continue to read/reference it after so long :(( that fic is my baby, I鈥檓 glad you all like it!! And please do tell me your ideas!!!!
Armin, Annie, Connie, and Sasha all go to NYU. Armin and Connie are in the same program for computer science. Annie goes to the school of business, and Sasha is in the arts program. All the NYU students are a year or two younger than everyone else, so they鈥檙e all sophomores, but, Connie and Armin will probably graduate a year early.
Reader, Eren, Jean, Bertolt, Reiner, and Ymir all attend Columbia. OC majored in engineering and physics, Ymir does radiology sciences and is basically pre-med, Jean and Eren are both in Arts & Science, and Bertolt and Reiner both attend the business school, but Bertolt does a double major in Media and Literacy. Bertolt is also a sophomore, but all the other Columbia students are seniors.
Mikasa goes to Parson鈥檚 for fashion design and history. She鈥檚 being vetted by Vogue and LV, but Carla called dibs lmfaooo.
When NICE takes place, it鈥檚 towards the end of their fall semester. By the time they鈥檙e going to France, Eren, Jean, and Mikasa are all done with the requirements for their degree, so they鈥檙e not in school the following semester.
Hange, Levi, Erwin, and Moblit are also Columbia students, but attend the grad school. Hange and Moblit went to Brown for undergrad, and Erwin was going to go to Princeton, but stayed in the city.
Marco doesn鈥檛 go to college, tho he is the same age as everyone else at Columbia. He鈥檚 about to inherit his family鈥檚 company, so he鈥檚 basically spent the last three and half years networking, schmoozing, and being molded into a CEO.
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This is another redo.
I鈥檓 21, go by she/her, and I鈥檓 straight.
I鈥檓 around 5鈥5 at least, and I鈥檓 a brunette (fairly long, fine, wavy hair) with what I鈥檇 describe as (though in my case, they鈥檙e kind of sunflower eyes) basically green eyes with a brown ring. I have fairly pale skin and bluish glasses. I kind of have hooded eyelids, though I don鈥檛 take much note of that, if any. I also have a bit of a baby face according to my family (I was mistaken for a 17 yo at age 19). In regards to my body type, I don鈥檛 know my exact body type, but to give you an idea, I鈥檓 not skinny but not exactly chubby either. I鈥檓 not exactly sure how feminine my body is, but that鈥檚 ok. I have a few birthmarks scattered here and there on my body and a few moles, but only like 2 of them or so are particularly visible (the one on the right side of my forehead isn鈥檛 too big, but it sticks out). I鈥檓 half-Mexican (mom鈥檚 side) and half-Chilean (dad鈥檚 side), but have some Sephardic ancestry on my mom鈥檚 side, so maybe that鈥檚 where it comes from lol.
I鈥檓 an ISTJ, a Scorpio (year of the dragon), and a Ravenclaw.
I鈥檓 generally very patient and easygoing, which makes me very easy to please (the downside of that is that it can make me fairly indecisive sometimes). Like, I鈥檓 that person who will order mashed potatoes at a restaurant but will still eat the food if I get fries instead. I鈥檓 introverted but I can kind of handle a large group, though I do prefer to be alone or with a small group most times (and yes, family and friends are part of that small group). I鈥檓 generally quite soft-spoken, so I don鈥檛 yell much. I鈥檓 very much a homebody, so I prefer to be close to home. I don鈥檛 typically indulge in fashion and makeup-related affairs, but I鈥檓 at peace with that. Reading (more often than not digitally), however, is among those things I do enjoy. As for what genre, most are generally fair game, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen being a few examples. I also like swimming when the weather permits it. I鈥檓 also a huge opera and musical theater nerd, but I like any genre of music. Of course, I have sensitive ears due to me being on the autism spectrum, so I usually like to have things like noise-canceling headphones on hand. Also, I鈥檓 rarely in a bad mood according to my family. Also, I rarely ask for anything. Of course, I should also mention that I am staunchly pro-choice but I鈥檓 still in favor of the idea of having a family of my own at some point. I generally like to assume the best of people according to my family, which may cause some issues. Also, I can be a bit of a mom friend.
Some things I鈥檓 good at include singing, playing musical instruments (piano and flute, but I鈥檓 open to learning others), sewing (my mother jokes that I sew like a Victorian lady-in-waiting), possibly writing (my professors have said I write good essays), academics, and taking care of animals (I鈥檝e volunteered at the same vet clinic for a number of years and I鈥檝e learned a lot) I鈥檓 also multilingual (I speak English, Spanish (due to growing up in a Spanish-speaking household), and French (due to me taking lessons in high school)). I鈥檝e also been said to be good at puzzles by my family. If needed, I鈥檓 fairly good at comforting people (according to family members). As for dancing, I鈥檓 decently good, but a bit rusty since I haven鈥檛 danced in a long time (I usually like ballroom or Latin dance styles). I鈥檓 also decently good at doing voice impressions (accents included). According to my parents, I actually have quite a good memory, which may be both a blessing and a curse in a relationship. I鈥檓 also good at giving massages, according to my family.
Of course, I do feel that I have to give you warning of a few drawbacks: For one thing, with me being on the spectrum, I struggle to directly address what I need (still working on that). It takes me a few tries to say what I want to say sometimes. Furthermore, I have some issues with social skills, so I need a gentle nudge in the right direction once in a while. According to my mother, I have something of a lack of a social filter (she knows me better than virtually anyone). On top of that, I process things slower than most, so that may cause some issues. Also, the hearing thing means I don鈥檛 take the best to yelling.
Now, in regards to my sense of style, I don鈥檛 wear dresses much, if at all, so I have mostly shirts and shorts/pants, sweatpants and nice pants included. This also extends to me wearing my brother鈥檚 shirts if they fit me well enough (I鈥檓 a size medium). I reserve dresses mostly for special occasions, like recitals. Occasionally, though, they may see some use if I travel abroad. For example, if I travel to Cancun or Monterrey, one of the two Puebla dresses I have may see some use. This is dependent on timing as the Puebla dresses I have are short-sleeved and thus best for summer.
As for what I seek in a man, when it comes to looks, I鈥檓 not really picky. I don鈥檛 mind if he鈥檚 shorter than me or if he has some unusual features of any kind. For me, the first thing I notice about a guy is his voice. Like, if I like his voice, that attracts me to him further. Tying into that is accents. If he has a unique accent, that is a bonus for me, whether it鈥檚 Cockney, southern, or something else. If he can sing, that鈥檚 even better. Of course, even if he can鈥檛, I鈥檒l still love him anyway. As for his personality, I usually like gentle, patient, caring guys. Bonus points if he鈥檚 good with kids on some level. Also, it would be nice if my future s/o had a sharp mind. Like, they could discuss things like philosophy and psychology (I鈥檓 open about being on the spectrum) with me. In regards to cooking, I don鈥檛 mind doing it if needed, but it would be nice if my partner could too. Of course, while all this is good, at the end of the day, I mainly want my would-be s/o to be caring, patient, and faithful. I鈥檓 not a jealous woman, so I鈥檓 not going to pry too much into his business. I may ask questions out of curiosity but that鈥檚 it because I want to go into this trusting my future s/o. As for what kind of a relationship I鈥檓 looking for, ideally, something solid and long-term. Also, I would want my would-be s/o to feel loved, so I鈥檇 dote on him as best I could if he liked.
I hope I鈥檓 not asking too much, but sweet J e s u s, I鈥檝e said a lot! I am so sorry. You鈥檙e doing amazing You鈥檙e doing amazing by the way; have a nice day/evening/night/whatever it is in your time zone!
No worries. Thank you for the request and the kinds words and I hope you鈥檙e doing well too.
Notes: I鈥檓 doing two characters depending on if you鈥檙e reading the manga or not and I apologize that I did not add everything.
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Snake cherishes friends and those who he views as family so having someone who is similar in that sense will make him very grateful. He鈥檇 love that you鈥檙e a mom friend too as it would really make him feel loved and appreciated. As for your beliefs, I feel like Snake would have the same or at least similar views so you won鈥檛 have to worry about any disagreements. He鈥檚 new to a lot of things so having someone patient in his life would help a lot. He鈥檇 be very understanding of you being on the spectrum and if he ever doesn鈥檛 quite get something then he鈥檚 completely open to you explaining things. Your intelligence and love for animals will get him falling in love with you all over again too.
Now, Snake also struggles with social skills which will be difficult for you both but I see the possibility of the two of you slowly but surely working each other out of your shells though you may feel as though you both aren鈥檛 going anywhere which is where both your and Snake鈥檚 patience will be tested. I don鈥檛 think he鈥檚 too fond of loud noises either so if you two ever find yourselves in a situation that is too overwhelming then either Snake will give you as much comfort as possible wether it be getting you and him earmuffs and holding your hand (if you鈥檙e okay with it) or finding you both a quieter place to relax depending on the situation. He wouldn鈥檛 mind your sense of style at all (despite what other people in the Victorian era would think) and would find your overall appearance charming. This man will love how talented you are but he will also have moments due to how much he鈥檇 care for you where he may get insecure so reassurance is key with him. Snake speaks for his snakes so you鈥檒l get rather used to multiple voices and accents when it comes to being around him but he鈥檇 definitely be more open about just talking to you himself. He鈥檚 so incredibly gentle as a s/o and would treat you with the upmost respect.
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Blavat Sky!
Where do I even start? Blavat has would take great interest in you as a whole. Your intelligence to your musical talents, to your powerful beliefs and love for discussing psychology and philosophy. Blavat loves it all and though he may be a bit odd and out there, he鈥檚 certain to be a very understanding and caring individual. Although he may tease you for being the mom friend, he doesn鈥檛 mean any harm and he鈥檚 honestly such a sweet and hardworking guy too (which counts in relationships.) You being on the spectrum won鈥檛 trouble him and he might even ask questions only out of curiosity and interest. You being good with kids would be amusing to Blavat and I can see him loving you all the more because of that.
You needing someone to help nudge you into being social bit by bit would be Blavat鈥檚 honor and although he may not seem like it sometimes, he鈥檚 very observant and understanding so he鈥檒l notice if you get a bit too uncomfortable. Your indecisiveness will annoy him just a tad which could result in a few arguments but he would always want to try and understand so talking about it will help but brings me onto another thing, the difficulties you have with communication can be troubling for both of you though Blavat wouldn鈥檛 blame you as it鈥檚 more of him struggling with how to help you with this but again, he is very observant and also good at reading people so he鈥檒l also be able to figure out anything that might be difficult to bring up. Although he hasn鈥檛 been animated yet (he needs to be), I headcannon Blavat with a really soothing and nice voice and I feel like he鈥檇 enjoy reading with you so the thought of him with that beautiful voice reading Pride and Prejudice would be a literal dream. He is into spirituality so he鈥檇 definitely be into reading your fortune but only if you鈥檙e comfortable with it. I honestly think he鈥檇 find your style and overall look adorable and would genuinely respect you for how knowledgeable you are with writing, knowing so many languages and singing (he鈥檇 definitely ask for you to sing for him too.) All in all, Blavat would be a very calming, intelligent and supportive partner but let鈥檚 not forget teasing as well.
Other matches are Wolfram Gelzer and Sebastian Michaelis.
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phantom-of-the-keurig a year ago
Not me finally getting around to writing this personal essay for my vet school application 馃槵
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ask-a-vetblr 10 months ago
How much does GPA matter for getting into vet school?
vet-and-wild here.
Less than it used to, but still depends on the school. GPA is one factor of an application and for some schools it is a big factor. But if you're lacking in your GPA you may be able to make up for it with your GRE scores, essays, interview, experience, references, etc. I got in with a 3.4 and that was way lower than the average of other people admitted my year. However, all the schools that accepted me actually weighed "last 3 semester" GPA pretty high. Mine was a 3.9 because I was taking classes I was interested in and that weren't as tough as say, organic chemistry. They didn't care that my 4.0 was in horsemanship; it was still a 4.0 to them. But other schools wouldn't have weighed that as highly because it wasn't a "core" class. So pay attention to your school's requirements. Do they weigh science classes differently than electives? Do they measure your last 3 semester GPA as well? Do they care if you retake classes? There are ways to fluff your GPA, but honestly a lot of schools are starting to emphasize other things more. Turns out that admitting a bunch of animal nerds with good grades and no social skills doesn't make very good vets.
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rosedavid a year ago
Hey just wondering, what do you think of Alexis and Ted鈥檚 breakup realistically? More in the sense that how they broke up and also whether leaving someone for career reasons etc? I feel like it鈥檚 not a black and white answer and even though when thinking about it, I could say for me it鈥檚 realistic cause people may break up because of career reasons or they may follow other people, but what is your opinion? Also even though I wished they were going to be together I did like how Dan handled it, it was sad but I鈥檓 glad about the time they had together (especially s5).
So I wrote a whole essay about this and then tumblr glitched out and I lost ALL of it ugh. But I鈥檒l try to rewrite it.
To start out, I鈥檓 going to say this: As much as I loved Alexis and Ted together, I think that the two of them breaking up was the direction the show needed to go in.聽
Character growth and development is such a huge part of Schitt鈥檚 Creek. In fact, I鈥檇 argue that one of the main things that makes Schitt鈥檚 Creek so successful in everything that it does is the character growth throughout the seasons. Of course, as we look at the different characters and relationships, we seem them all growing and changing in different ways.聽
For example, let鈥檚 take David and Patrick because their relationship arc turned out so differently than Alexis and Ted since they got married in the end. But the thing about David and Patrick ending up where they did (which I also think was the right decision) is that where they inevitably ended up has to do with their beginnings. With Patrick, we see him moving to a completely new place, leaving is fiance whom he has been dating since high school, the person he鈥檚 been expected to be with and eventually marry his whole life, and the person who he does love but learns he loves in a different way than he thought. Then, he meets David, who helps Patrick embrace his identity as a gay man, who Patrick comes to love more than he thought possible. Next, we have David. As we know, David has been burned by many people in past relationships, and he doesn鈥檛 really believe in love and trust. With Stevie, we see maybe David wants to have that connection but he doesn鈥檛 really know how (and obviously Stevie isn鈥檛 the right person). Then, after David meets Patrick and they start to date, we start to see David open himself up more and more, learning about non-sexual intimacy and love for a partner.聽
Really, from the start, David and Patrick鈥檚 character/relationship growth is focused on love and trust and relationships in general. Now this isn鈥檛 to say that they don鈥檛 also have important growth in other ways, such as owning Rose Apothecary, but really since the introduction of both of these characters, love and trust have been at the forefront of their growth.聽
Now let鈥檚 get back to Alexis and Ted. Despite being another much loved relationship in the show, their paths are much different than David and Patrick, since obviously they don鈥檛 end up married. But the focus of the character鈥檚 growth is also much different.聽
With Alexis, we see the primary focus throughout the show on Alexis鈥檚 own successes. At first, Alexis seems more of an adventurous, carefree spirit who isn鈥檛 serious and doesn鈥檛 care about work or education or anything. However, we see this start to change, starting with graduating high school, working at the vet clinic, going to college, organizing events, and eventually becoming an epic business-woman/girl-boss. Again, this isn鈥檛 to say that her growth in the other realms, such as her relationship with Ted, isn鈥檛 crucial to her development, but I don鈥檛 think it was ever the focus. Ted, on the other hand, isn鈥檛 a main character, but we can still see that, in addition to his love for Alexis, he has a passion for animals and his work. Going to the Galapagos was one of his dreams. Again, we see a focus on career early on in Ted鈥檚 own character arc and growth.聽
Here鈥檚 the pivotal questions that need to be asked: What events made the characters in Schitt鈥檚 Creek grow from the people they were before, and how does that impact their future?
For Alexis especially, the answer to that question is her own success in school and her career. For me personally, all of the most important Alexis growth moments were career related; her graduation, her deciding to get a college degree, her deciding to leave the vet clinic, her organizing singles week into a huge success, her getting attention from interflix for publicity, etc.聽
In comparison, the events that made David and Patrick grow are much more focused on relationships and the two of them. Opening the business (together), their first kiss, their big fight/getting back together, first聽鈥淚 love you鈥 (and subsequent I love yous to other people in their lives), the proposal, the casual intimacy of learning to be vulnerable with each other and others, etc.聽
So to have Alexis go through all of that character growth related to her career, to see her being proud and successful and capable, only to give it up for Ted or vice versa, I feel like that would have halted their growth immediately.聽
Alexis has found her passion, something she鈥檚 happy to be doing and something she feels good enough to be doing. Similarly, Ted has always loved animals, and the Galapagos has been a dream of his. If we saw one or both of them give that up for each other, even temporarily, it may have seem to shown how much love they have for each other on the surface; however, when you look at how far these characters have come, and where they鈥檙e going in the future, it doesn鈥檛 make sense in the least bit. Sure, it would have been sweet and romantic, but it wouldn鈥檛 be the correct choice in terms of character growth. In fact, I鈥檇 even argue that them breaking up shows they have more love for each other than if they would have stayed together, as they love each other enough to know that the other needs to pursue their passion, and they don鈥檛 want to stand in the way of that.聽
So yes, I think having them break up was the correct choice, and such a huge moment of growth in their lives.聽
However, I do want to end this all with saying that I think the way they broke up potentially sets up the possibility of them getting back together in the future. Kind of the thing where they follow their own paths, but their paths eventually lead back to each other sort of thing.聽
Anyway, sorry this was so long! But I think this was a really important moment that needs to be explored/discussed more.聽
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hollandorks 3 months ago
Shelby how have you been? I can confirm that I鈥檝e started to enjoy the talisman. Like I actually want to read it. Also I got a second job! I work retail right now at 32 hours a week making a good amount of money. I am a chronic spender so I haven鈥檛 really been saving my money. I don鈥檛 remember if I told you this, but my cat and I had an emergency vet visit during the weekend you posted the final chapters and epilogue of motn. He had bladder blockage which could happen again at any time unfortunately. He鈥檚 doing amazing now! Peeing like a good kitty.
Anyways I decided to go back to one of the jobs I had in high school because I鈥檓 still close with my one of my former managers there. I鈥檓 going to put all the money from my retail job into savings and keep the money from my second job in my checking account. That is a smart adult decision and I鈥檓 proud of myself.
I鈥檓 kinda nervous though because I鈥檝e never had two jobs at once. I鈥檓 not in school at the moment, so I don鈥檛 need to worry about that. The only things I really do are sleep, read, and watch movies and occasionally tv. Idk why I鈥檓 so nervous about having less me time. I think what I鈥檓 really nervous about is the amount of sleep I鈥檓 not gonna get on the 3 days I鈥檓 back at my old job. I鈥檒l mainly be working there nights, and I work my other job in the morning鈥攖ypically pretty early too. Idk though. I do like coffee so that鈥檚 good. I guess we鈥檒l see how it goes. I would only be at my second job less than 20 hours a week which is nice.
Anyways I know it鈥檚 probably a few weeks away but I just wanna let you know I might not give you an essay for every chapter. I might be working and too tired to write an essay or have to work early the next morning. Just know I will be reading and hyper fixating.
How have you been?
I've been good! Melting from the extreme heat in my area but other than that I've been reading and writing like crazy! Glad to hear you've hit your stride with your book! Now it'll be easier to read! Meanwhile I'm struggling to read a book I chose for a book club 馃サ
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I did finish writing another SITN chapter and most of the next one--so that's almost seven full chapters! I'm about 1/3 into the movie....yikes. This is gonna be long 馃サ
Let me know how it goes with the new job bestie!
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dnfisms a year ago
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rafe is tired, you try and help, and eventually the two of you get to drink
two in one day baby (almost?)
(warnings: cursing, drinking, hardly edited)
Rafe had been exhausted lately, cancelling dates to do homework and pulling at least one all-nighter a week. He鈥檇 decided to TA his first semester in the program, and while you were happy he got the subject of his choice, you were worried he was running himself too ragged.
It鈥檚 not like you had much room to talk, Vet School had been brutal, and the amount of work was what you expected, but weren鈥檛 exactly prepared for. A lot of the time you鈥檇 spent together starting mid-semester was takeout and homework in one of your apartments.
Your semester came to an end before Rafe鈥檚 by two weeks, and you spent the first week catching up on sleep, working out, and making actual home cooked meals for Rafe. You鈥檇 been practically living at his apartment, but he didn鈥檛 seem to mind.
鈥淏abe,鈥 you called one morning, walking out of his room around 10:30.
He was sitting at the dining room table, and looked up at you, glasses perched on the edge of his nose, 鈥淲hat鈥檚 up?鈥
鈥淎bout to head to the gym, want some breakfast before I go?鈥
鈥淗ad a bagel, thanks though.鈥
You nodded and kissed his forehead before heading toward the door, 鈥淕onna get some groceries while I鈥檓 out and probably Strange Brew. Text me if you decide you want me to pick something up.鈥
He smiled at you tiredly, and you could see the bags under his eyes from across the room, 鈥淭hanks, sweetheart, I think I鈥檓 good though. Going to work for a few hours and then take a nap.鈥
鈥淧lease take a nap, you need it. How many days do you have left?鈥
鈥淭hree and then next week is finals. So I鈥檒l have tests and papers to grade. Plus my schoolwork.鈥
鈥淎re the tests multiple choice?鈥
鈥淚 can do those. So you can focus on your own shit and the papers.鈥
You couldn鈥檛 be sure, but it looked like his eyes filled up and the lines on his face softened, 鈥淭hat would be fantastic.鈥
鈥淎lrighty then, sounds like a plan. I鈥檒l see you in a few, you鈥檇 better be asleep when I get back.鈥
Rafe grinned and sent you a salute, 鈥淵es ma鈥檃m.鈥
He had clearly just laid down by the time you got back, and when you walked in, arms full of grocery bags. Laid on the couch, he jolted, eyes snapping open. You winced, 鈥淪orry, babe.鈥
Putting away the groceries, you went over the couch and knelt down before running your fingers through his hair. He hummed, leaning into your hand, 鈥淣ot asleep like you told me to, sorry.鈥
You smiled softly, 鈥淪鈥檕kay, you almost were, I woke you up.鈥
鈥淕roceries put away?鈥 he asked suddenly.
Without saying anything else, he lifted the edge of the blanket closest to you, a clear invitation for you to slide in next to him. Huffing out a laugh, you kicked your shoes off and laid down, half on top of Rafe.
Rafe wrapped a leg and both arms around you, adjusting the blanket until he was happy, and then promptly fell asleep. You smiled and rested your forehead on his collarbone, content to lay in silence with him for a little while.
It couldn鈥檛 have been more than two hours before an alarm on his phone under the throw pillow started going off, startling you out of the half asleep state you鈥檇 fallen into and waking him up completely.
鈥淔uck,鈥 he slurred, 鈥渄on鈥檛 wanna get up.鈥
鈥淪leep more,鈥 you told him, voice just as quiet.
鈥淐an鈥檛. Got a paper on the Black Plague due in a few days, don鈥檛 have enough sources yet.鈥
鈥淏aby,鈥 you muttered, 鈥測ou鈥檙e running yourself ragged. If you don鈥檛 sleep your paper won鈥檛 be good anyway.鈥
Rafe shut his eyes tightly, 鈥淚 know. But I just can鈥檛.鈥
鈥淚s there something I can do for you.鈥
鈥淚-鈥 he paused, one hand coming up to rub his eyes, 鈥測ou aren鈥檛 my mom, I hope you know I really don鈥檛 see you that way. I don鈥檛 want to treat you like that, you need to know that you鈥檙e my equal and that you don鈥檛 have to take care of me, that I鈥檓 capable of it.鈥
Your eyebrows furrowed, 鈥淚 know. Where鈥檚 this coming from?鈥
鈥淐an you,鈥 Rafe sighed, clenching his eyes shut for a second, 鈥渨ould you mind taking care of my laundry? It鈥檚 been a few weeks and I鈥檓 almost out of underwear.鈥
鈥淵eah, of course. I need to do mine too.鈥
鈥淎re you sure?鈥
鈥淵eah, don鈥檛 worry. I did offer.鈥
鈥淵eah, but I鈥檝e seen my friends act like children, treat their girlfriend like a glorified mother. I don鈥檛 want to be like that.鈥
鈥淵ou aren鈥檛,鈥 you reassured, 鈥淚 promise.鈥
He smiled wryly, 鈥淟et me know if I am, yeah?鈥
鈥淚 will, don鈥檛 worry.鈥
A week later found you and Rafe sitting on the floor, side by side, backs leaning against the couch. He had a key spread out between the two of you, and you had a stack of exams handed in by two sections of the class. He had an even thicker stack of essays in one hand, and a blue pen in the other.聽
鈥淲hy blue?鈥 you asked, twirling your own black pen in your fingers.
鈥淗mm?鈥 he mumbled, looking over at you.
鈥淏lue pen instead of black or red, why?鈥 you asked again.
鈥淥h,鈥 he smirked, 鈥淥le Miss blue.鈥
鈥淵ou,鈥 your jaw dropped, 鈥淚 hate you.鈥
鈥淵ou so don鈥檛. I鈥檇 even go as far to say you love me.鈥
鈥淵ou know I do, please don鈥檛 act slick. You鈥檙e an MSU student now.鈥
鈥淯h huh, only two years compared to five at Ole Miss.鈥
鈥淕rade your essays, I don鈥檛 want to talk to you,鈥 you huffed, faking annoyance, and turned up the quiet music playing through the speaker.
He dropped his head back against the couch and whined, 鈥淭hese papers are so bad though. Like they barely even tried.鈥
鈥淚鈥檓 sure they did, babe, but you鈥檙e used to graduate level writing now.鈥
鈥淣o,鈥 he shoved one in your face, a strand of hair falling over his furrowed brow, 鈥渞ead this.鈥
Grabbing his wrist, you pulled it a few inches from your face to read. He stared at you as you scanned, and made a triumphant noise when you squinted,
鈥淭here are a few mistakes,鈥 you mumbled.
鈥淕enerous,鈥 he added, sounding smug.
鈥淒on鈥檛 make fun of kids, they鈥檙e barely 18.鈥
鈥淭hey鈥檙e assholes,鈥 he corrected you, 鈥渓ike I knew it was a mostly freshman class, but goddamn. I hope I wasn鈥檛 this annoying back then.鈥
鈥淵ou probably were. I mean, you were barely tolerable when you and I met.鈥
鈥淣o, I was relatively mature, I just didn鈥檛 know how to express emotion in a normal way.鈥
You put a hand on his shoulder and leaned over to kiss him on the cheek, 鈥淵ou鈥檝e come a long way.鈥
Rafe鈥檚 cheeks went a little red, and you cooed at him. He pushed your face away from his and muttered, 鈥淕rade the exams. You鈥檙e a menace.鈥
鈥淗ey, sweetheart,鈥 Rafe asked three nights before his last exam.
鈥淢hmm?鈥 you answered, half asleep.
鈥淒o we have Christmas plans this year?鈥
鈥淒on鈥檛 think so, why?鈥
鈥淚 wasn鈥檛 sure if we were going to your parents鈥 house.鈥
鈥淗aven鈥檛 talked to my mom in a while,鈥 you frowned, 鈥測ou think I should call her?鈥
鈥淯p to you.鈥
鈥淣o, you鈥檙e part of this decision too. I know you鈥檙e exhausted, so if you don鈥檛 want to travel, we won鈥檛.鈥
He frowned, 鈥淵ou can still go.鈥
鈥淎nd leave you alone on Christmas?鈥 He shrugged, not meeting your eye, and you pushed yourself up, staring down at him, 鈥淩afe, you know I wouldn鈥檛, right?鈥
鈥淚 mean, we鈥檝e only been together for a year,鈥 he mumbled.
鈥淣ot quite yet,鈥 you corrected, absentmindedly, 鈥渂ut still, you鈥檙e important to me.鈥
鈥淲ell, in that case, call your mom, we鈥檒l make the trip.鈥
鈥淎re you sure? Why don鈥檛 you take a few days to think it over. I know you鈥檝e never met them in person before. Doing it on a holiday would be a bit overwhelming.鈥
He laughed, 鈥淵eah, I guess it would.鈥
鈥淪leep now, get back to me.鈥
The afternoon of Rafe鈥檚 last final, you walked into his apartment to hear Christmas music blasting. Your boyfriend was sprawled out on the couch surrounded by beer bottles, and he gave you a lazy wave, 鈥淪up, mamas.鈥
鈥淗ey, Rafe. How鈥檇 the test go?鈥
鈥淓xcellent. Now I鈥檓 celebrating.鈥
鈥淚 see that.鈥
鈥淚t鈥檚 Christmas season now.鈥
鈥淣ow, huh?鈥
鈥淲ell the tree has been decorated for two weeks now, so I could argue that your logic is flawed.鈥
鈥淣o no,鈥 he held his hand up, 鈥渋t鈥檚 only Christmas now that I can focus on it.鈥
鈥淵ou given any thought to Christmas plans?鈥 you asked.
Rafe sat up suddenly, 鈥淵es,鈥 he pointed at you, 鈥渨hat if we FaceTime your parents instead of making the long ass drive.鈥
鈥淔ine with me. I talked to my mom the other day and she told us that she鈥檇 put our presents in the mail anyway. They expected this.鈥
He frowned, 鈥淵ou sure?鈥
鈥淕reat, sounds great.鈥
鈥淕reat,鈥 you joked in response.聽
Rafe rolled his eyes and shoved your shoulder, 鈥淒rink with me.鈥
鈥淚 will. Picked some stuff up this afternoon for spiked eggnog, by the way.鈥
鈥淥h fuck yes. Homemade eggnog?鈥
鈥淥f course.鈥
He followed you to the kitchen, so close he was almost tripping over your heels, and you huffed, coming to a stop. Rafe ran into your back before stepping back, a sheepish grin on his face, 鈥淪orry.鈥
鈥淐an I trust you to help me or are you too gone right now?鈥
鈥淚 can help,鈥 he nodded, doing his best to look sober.
鈥淔ine, you鈥檒l stir, yeah?鈥
He stood by the stove, wooden spoon in hand, feet spread further than shoulder width apart, dropping down to your height. You measured out the milk and cream and turned the heat up, giving him a weird look, 鈥淲hy are you standing like that?鈥
鈥淵ou were humming that song that鈥檚 like do you see what I see and I don鈥檛, so I was curious.鈥
鈥淚t鈥檚 a song? You don鈥檛 have to take it literally.鈥
鈥淗mm, braincells gone. Everything is literal unless specified.鈥
You snorted, 鈥淪tir, dumbass,鈥 before starting to separate the egg whites from the yolks. Keeping an eye on him, you started to whisk the egg yolks, pausing to help him add in the sugar, vanilla and nutmeg when the milk started bubbling.
鈥淪mells good,鈥 he told you, sniffing the mixture.
鈥淚t does. You ready to whisk it in?鈥
鈥淵es ma鈥檃m.鈥
Rafe very carefully poured and you whisked before pouring it back into the saucepan.
鈥淵ou got a thermometer?鈥 you asked him, flipping the heat back on.
He pulled open a drawer and brandished one eagerly, clearly proud of himself for being prepared, 鈥淔uck yeah I do.鈥
鈥淧ut it in, tell me when it hits 160.鈥
Rafe stared, eyebrows furrowed, fully focused on the number. When he told you, you flipped the heat off again and poured in the rum and brandy. Making it a bit stronger than you normally would.
鈥淏ro,鈥 he said, taking a spoonful, 鈥渢his is incredible.鈥
鈥淭hanks, bro,鈥 you answered, bumping your hip into his.
鈥淥h, hip check,鈥 he bumped back, twice as hard, knocking you off balance.
鈥淩afe,鈥 you glared, stepping away to pour two glasses, 鈥渄on鈥檛 make me spill or you can make another batch on your own.鈥
鈥淣o,鈥 he pouted, 鈥淚 could never.鈥
鈥淵ou couldn鈥檛, no.鈥
You watched, appalled, as Rafe chugged his first glass, slamming it down and wiping his mouth with the back of his other hand.
鈥淪hit鈥檚 good,鈥 he told you earnestly.
鈥淲e鈥檙e not at a bar, Rafe. Take it easy.鈥
鈥淣ope, blackout remember?鈥
鈥淛esus Christ,鈥 you muttered, rubbing a hand over your forehead, 鈥減our yourself another I guess.鈥
Rafe leaned in for a kiss, missing your mouth and landing on your chin, but it was like he didn鈥檛 even realize before he was moving around you back to the pitcher you鈥檇 poured it in.
It didn鈥檛 take many more cups for Rafe to be totally gone, curled up with you on the couch while the live action Grinch played in the background, eyes fluttering shut every few seconds.
鈥淭ired?鈥 you finally whispered, when you were pretty sure there was drool on your shirt.
鈥淗uh?鈥 he asked, blinking rapidly, 鈥淣o.鈥
鈥淪ure,鈥 you responded, amused, 鈥渓et鈥檚 go get ready for bed, huh?鈥
You put the empty cups in the dishwasher before guiding Rafe to the bathroom to make him brush his teeth and get undressed.聽
鈥淭ryna get me naked?鈥 he asked, swaying in place as he pushed his shirt over his head lazily.
鈥淵eah,鈥 you answered, rubbing moisturizer in.
Rafe followed you to bed, falling in after you, mostly on top of you, knocking the breath out of your chest.
鈥淛esus, Cameron,鈥 you wheezed.
鈥淩afe is fine,鈥 he mumbled into your neck, and was out like a light a few seconds later.
You sighed, squirming under him to try and get comfortable before falling asleep yourself.
day 7 of @obxmermaid鈥嬧榮 holiday challenge: spiked eggnog or cider
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daincrediblegg 10 months ago
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sugdenlovesdingle a year ago
You should totally be producer of emmerdale your story with the added village stuff and all that would be better to watch. What would you do as producer?
you mean aside from the obvious - get Ryan to come back as Robert? And robron getting married for the third time and getting Seb back and finally getting their baby?
I'd go with Aaron and Mack for now. Get them together until Robert comes back as added drama for robron reunion 3.0.
Mack himself needs to be fleshed out more. If we're retconning Moira's past, let's do it properly. More Mack and Moira sibling stuff, maybe their dad can come looking for his son? Or some other Long Lost Relative. Also more interactions with his new roommates. Let him be mates with Ellis and Billy too - and maybe not threaten them. And he needs an actual job. Maybe with Aaron at the scrapyard or with the haulage company... or Chas can sack Bob and hire him as a new barman!
Matty and Amy - let them be an actual couple. No stupid sitcom references, no acting like 13 year olds. Let them actually discuss what Matty being trans means for their relationship. What does Amy think about dating a trans man? Is their relationship sexual at all or is Matty not comfortable with that? Does Kyle know Matty as his mum's boyfriend? Let him get bumped up the waiting list for his bottom surgery and let Amy support him through his recovery. I could write an essay on this because the way emmerdale treat them pisses me off beyond belief.
Vic & Luke - break up, he goes to prison for killing his brother, she gets back together with Ellis and they live happily ever after.
Chaddy - break up! let Chas have that affair with Al. Paddy can get with Mandy.
Tracy and Nate - break up. Let him go stay with his mum and I'm sure Vanessa would like to meet her niece, so tracy can go stay with her for a while.
Dawn and Jamie - dear god just end it already.
Dawn can get with Ryan and Jamie can comfort Mack when Aaron breaks his heart when he gets back together with Robert.
Will, Harriet, Dan, Amelia, Andrea, devil child (Milly), wailing wendy - all leave, never to be seen again.
Samson and Lydia become proper mother and son. Maybe she helps him with the fall out from his suspension or helps him deal with his traumas (he grew up in emmerdale, he's bound to have some)
Noah - no more Jamie's little minion, let him work at the garage with Cain or the scrapyard with Aaron
Sarah - can stay in Scotland... but I suppose she can come back with Debbie. Debbie and Priya *rekindle their friendship* from when they were playing Al and end up falling in love with each other.
Leyla and Liam - break up! Liam belongs with Bernice. Leyla can get with someone new.
Speaking of someone new - I'd bring in a whole new family. Parents and a couple of kids in various age groups. We need some new blood in that village. someone not connected to the dingles. Also Stephen (before Luke goes to prison) and Ethan's mum.
Meena and David - not bothered about them, they can stay together... though she could be fun with Mack too.
Rishi and Manpreet - break up! Manpreet needs to be with Charles. Rishi needs to not act like a 5 year old.
Jai and Laurel - deserve all the happiness in the world. No more drama for them. plus proper therapy to deal with their decision to terminate their pregnancy.
Leanna - boarding school somewhere in northern Russia
Gabby - is a Strong Independent Woman who don't need no man and raises her baby on her own.
Kim - Home farm's top bitch with a soft spot for Lydia and Rhona. They have regular wine dates up at home farm. non spiked wine though.
Jimmy/Nicola go back to being the power couple they are, Juliette takes a long walk off a short cliff.
Liv and Vinny - get back together without their relationship being used for a shitty abusive asshole plot. Also Liv gets a service dog.
Ethan gets to be the powerhouse lawyer he is and work on a big trial - where he falls in love with someone working for the other party.
Matty and Ryan pick up their antiques pimping business again and are a big hit on social media.
Eric and Brenda - break up! Eric should be with Faith. Brenda can go back to being irrelevant and keep the hope twins off screen with bob.
I'm kind of intrigued by that Aaron has an older brother story the tabloids made up... so I'd go with that. Have him show up on the mill's doorstep one day saying "hey, i'm your brother.' from gordon's affair with the guy's mum when Aaron was a baby
I鈥檇 bring back Aiesha because i feel like she could be fun with Meena - and the whole my mum used to kind of be your mum thing with Ethan could be interesting.
I鈥檇 also bring back Nikhil and Alicia - just because people always say they like them and miss them. I don鈥檛 really know them but that鈥檚 beside the point.
Reunite vanity - it has to be done. But Charity isn鈥檛 watered down to Vanessa's needy little minion and gets to keep her personality and her shares in the haulage firm. Also she gets to say she鈥檚 bisexual.
Vanessa goes back to being a vet and pulls rank on Jamie as senior member of staff. No more him sneaking off with Dawn all the time. And she and Charity share custody of Johnny with Kirin.
April - takes to hanging out at her old house with The Lads and Mack teaches her all kinds of Scottish swear words, while the other 3 try to be Good Role Models for her.
Marlon and Rhona live happily ever after. Rhona picks up the pieces of Marlon鈥檚 sanity every time he tries to get The Lads to pay their rent on time or stops by their house in general. Mack鈥檚 new hobby is to wind him up as much as he can.
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carriagelamp a year ago
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April l was apparently the month for me to revisit some children鈥檚 authors who are steeped in controversy at the moment. So here鈥檚 my hot (well, lukewarm) takes on issues that absolutely do not need a single other person talking about them. Also some actual good books that I read this month!
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Badger in the Basement
The Animal Ark books are a childhood classic 鈥 though I recently found out that apparently there鈥檚 a difference between American and British publications, and the American versions didn鈥檛 include a lot of actual COOL animals which is鈥 bizarre. As a Canadian stuck in the middle of this, this nonsense drives me nuts. This one was about the main character, the daughter of pair of vets, trying to protect a local badger sett from men wanting to participate in badger digging and baiting. These books are always feel-good, and it was a nice single-day-read while I waited for a library book to come in.
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Chi鈥檚 Sweet Home
The cutest manga series about the misadventures of a little kitten, Chi, who has been adopted by a loving family. I鈥檝e never bothered to read them in order, but apparently this time I stumbled across the last in the series -- whoops! Still, stood on it鈥檚 own pretty easily, and it was a fun read! Things get tense when the family realize that they may have found Chi鈥檚 original home鈥 and may have to give up Chi forever.
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Earth Before Us: Dinosaur Empire!
This was an odd graphic novel, I feel like I鈥檓 not sure who the target audience was exactly. It was a nonfiction comic done in a Magic School Bus style, with the purpose of teaching current, up-to-date facts about the animals that lived in the Mesozoic Era. If you鈥檙e into dinosaurs, you鈥檒l probably enjoy this! The art is absolutely adorable, I love the dinosaur illustrations, and I learnt some really neat facts. That being said, the pages are really dense, and there鈥檚 a lot of info crammed in鈥 some of it will probably go way over a child鈥檚 head without specific additional teaching or a very strong personal interest. But that being said, a dinosaur obsessed kid is still probably going to really dig this鈥 as would a dinosaur obsessed adult. It wasn鈥檛 my cup of tea exactly but I鈥檓 sure it is someone鈥檚.
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assorted Dr Seuss Books
I love these types of controversies because it means getting to listen to every moron who has never had an opinion on Dr Seuss ever start generating a mile of them out of the aether. So many people are so mad about the six books that are getting retired and I bet most of them haven鈥檛 even read them. These are not the friggin Cat In The Hat or The Lorax or even the likes of Yertle The Turtle. I was raised by a grade one teacher, was a voracious reader who loved Dr Seuss, and wrote my university thesis on children鈥檚 literature, and I still only knew two of the six books on that list. So by all means, if you want to write an essay explaining why those specific books are worth clinging to, feel free, but if you haven鈥檛 even heard of them maybe it鈥檚 not a big deal. *grumble*
Anyway, my grousing aside, it gave me the urge to reread a bunch of Seuss books, including the two retiring books I personally knew: McElligot鈥檚 Pool and To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. I do still enjoy both, especially McElligot鈥檚 Pool which always sparked my imagination, but it鈥檚 obvious why they鈥檙e being retired and I personally think it鈥檚 the right choice. There鈥檚 so much good kidlit out there, we can survive without these.
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Goodbye, My Rose Garden
A f/f romance manga, fairly standard fair though cute if you鈥檙e looking for some historical angst, pretty dresses, and mutual pining. A young Japanese woman moves to England in the hopes of meeting a writer (Mr Frank) who she has long admired. Along the way she is employed by an enigmatic woman with plenty of money, rumours, and melancholy following her. I鈥檒l be honest, uncut romance isn鈥檛 really my genre, but I鈥檒l probably still try to the second book to see if the story picks up.
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From The Holocaust to Hogan鈥檚 Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary
It鈥檚 no secret that I鈥檝e been on a Hogan鈥檚 Heroes kick. This is the autobiography of Roberty Clary, who plays my favourite character in the show, Louis Lebeau. And holy shit what a life this man has had. He was a Jew growing up in France before the start of the war, and who was one of many children taken away from his family and sent off to the concentration camps in Germany. This was an amazing, intense, inspiring, and heartbreaking read鈥 it has Clary鈥檚 voice all over it, and it tells everything from the charming childhood he had, to the horrors of the concentration camps, the brutality of survival, and then about his exciting journey into the entertainment industry afterwards. It鈥檚 an experience, would recommend if you鈥檙e a fan of the show.
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The Ickabog
The second controversial author I read this month. Originally I was going to give Rowling鈥檚 new book a miss, given everything that鈥檚 been going on over the past few years, but in the end my curiosity got the better of me. Politics aside, it was a fun read! Not groundbreaking, but enjoyable enough and written in an interesting style. It didn鈥檛 read the same as a lot of modern kidlit, it felt more like a cross between a classic fairytale and a Dahl book. Perhaps a bit like Despereaux. It tells the tale of how an idyllic country gradually falls into ruin through the ignorance, inaction, and greed, and how a supposedly fictional monster hides the very real, human monsters at the heart of the country. It was cute and pleasant and I鈥檓 glad I decided to get it from the library, though for anyone who is choosing not to engage for political reasons: you aren鈥檛 missing anything major.
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Franklin In The Dark
A Canadian classic. I don鈥檛 think there鈥檚 a single person my age who hasn鈥檛 read or been read a pile of these books, and the nostalgia is so comforting. I found this on Youtube and listened to someone read it to me, and honestly 10/10 would recommend for a calm evening.
The big reason I decided to seek this one out though, was because I finally got to the M*A*S*H episode that inspired this entire series! In the episode C*A*V*E, in which Hawkeye is freaking out over his claustrophia while the camp is forced to take shelter in a nearby cave during some intense shelling, he mentions that if he had been born a turtle he would have been afraid of his own shell, and that the other turtles would make fun of him cause he鈥檇 be forced to walk around in his underwear. And so this first story about a young turtle who鈥檚 afraid to sleep in his own shell and drags it around behind him. So if you were ever curious, Franklin the Turtle is in fact named after Dr Benjamin Franklin Pierce. (this is also why the French version is named Benjamin!)
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Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf
I loved the Guardians of Ga鈥橦oole books as a kid but I never read the Wolves of the Beyond series. This first book was an interesting read, Lasky does a great job creating worlds and societies for the animals that inhabit them. Lone Wolf is about a deformed wolf cub who was abandoned in the wilderness to die. And he would have, if a desperate mother bear, who had recently had her only cub killed, hadn鈥檛 stumbled across him and saved him, vowing to raise him as her own...
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A 鈥渟ilent鈥 graphic novel. It has beautiful artwork and is told entirely through pictures, no text at all. It鈥檚 loves and heart-wrenching, though it left me feeling somewhat unsatisfied鈥 I felt like there should have been more. Still, a neat story.
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The Southern Book Club鈥榮 Guide To Slaying Vampires
What a banger of a novel!! I can鈥檛 recommend this one enough. It鈥檚 about a group of suburban mothers in the 鈥80s who form a book club out of a shared need for community and a love of grisly true crime novels. But when a strange drifter appears in town and starts setting down roots鈥 and when children begin disappearing鈥 these women need to band together to confront the horrors that have invaded their neighbourhood, and face down not only a terrifying monster among them but the patriarchal system that allows it to flourish. To quote the preface:
鈥淏ecause vampires are the original serial killers, stripped of everything that makes us human 鈥 they have no friends, no family, no roots, no children. All they have is hunger. They eat and eat but they鈥檙e never full. With this book, I wanted to pit a man freed from all responsibilities but his appetites against women whose lives are shaped by their endless responsibilities. I wanted to pit Dracula against my mom.聽聽聽 As you鈥檒l see, it鈥檚 not a fair fight.鈥
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The Weirn Books: Be Wary of the Silent Woods
I love Chmakova鈥檚 graphic novels, though I鈥檝e only ever read her slice-of-life middle grade series before. This one is pure fantasy and very fun. It鈥檚 about two cousin 鈥渨eirns鈥 鈥 witches with demon familiars 鈥 who attend the local night school. Things get strange though when an ominous figure appears outside the old, abandoned school house deep in the Silent Woods, and begins tempting children down its path鈥
I鈥檓 very much looking forward to word of a second book and was honestly kind of surprised that I haven鈥檛 heard more about this book given how popular her other series is. This has all the same charm and quirks but for those of us who prefer stories based in fantasy rather than reality.
And A Bonus...
For some masochistic reason I got a Garfield book out of the library. Jeez, if I didn鈥檛 love these as a kid, I found them absolutely laugh out loud hilarious, and now I just don鈥檛 see it anymore. But here I will share the one strip in the book that actually made me laugh
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bamboo-study 7 months ago
33/100 days of productivity
I spent the morning with my boyfriend because I slept over last night. We ate breakfast at home then got lunch before he dropped me off at school. I immediately had to attend a meeting, then I was able to spend some time before going to work!
things i needed to do today (crossed off means completed):
get lunch
attend meeting
set up my week
work on essay
work on application
read phys
do eco anki
February productivity challenge
Day 20: If you made a youtube channel, what would it be about?
I would probably make a channel documenting my pre-vet journey!
28 Days of Productivity Bingo
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Day 20: Unsubscribe from unwanted emails
It felt so good to do this! It is so annoying to receive junk emails and think that they are important
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dolliedarlin 8 months ago
hi! it鈥檚 me!
im sorry for disappearing on you! it has been a VERY busy last month and a half.
even though i was on christmas break starting december 10, i was working almost every day. and then i went on vacation and got sick (i think it was the flu) and then when i recovered i went back to work, and then a week later, i was back at school.
since school started i鈥檝e been completely swallowed in homework, and i haven鈥檛 really had the chance to do anything. when i have free time, it鈥檚 mostly spent working, reading, or doing homework so im glad i finally got a chance to write you!
are you back in school as well and if so, how it it going? i hope it鈥檚 going well! what have you been up to? how has your writing been coming along?
i hope you鈥檝e been staying happy and healthy, and i鈥檝e been thinking good thoughts your way <3
lots of love,
liv <3
my love! it's so good to hear from you again! it's been so long!
don't worry, my love, i've been out of it too, especially with the multiple holidays and exams being merged for the past 2 months or so! i completely understand where you're coming from, i hope you try to take it easy though, remember to partake in selfceare as often as you can, even when it comes to the littlest things!
yes, i'm back in school and already have a portfolio and essay that needs doing, as is university life XD i also have an additional module which i was quite apprehensive about. it's called visualising anatomy through imaging and it sounds like a bore but after looking through the module info, i'm super excited! the only down side is that it adds additional work atop my current modules of vet and human anatomy and dissection - i feel like i'm drowning in work and i've barely started the new semester and right after exams too! the society i'm a committee member of is also kickstarting the new semester with all these social events so i'm also pretty busy with helping plan those and creating social media posts for them too! it's a little exhausting but i can make it, i'm sure!
recently, i've put this new way of writing into play, just to see how it's received and, so far, it's coming along pretty well! it's called 'timestamps' and it's where i daydream up random scenarios at random times, note the timing i get it and begin writing my idea down immediately. i post it without proofreading or editing so it's completely raw but people don't seem to mind it and it makes me happy when an idea is well received -^7^-
oh! and i've also started writing for tokyo revengers and eventually haikyuu, though i'll be keeping it to timestamps for now seeing as i have so much work to do TT^TT
you're so cute and precious! omg! i wanna cuddle you and keep a mini version of you in my pocket so i can take you everywhere and it'll just be good vibes all around!
how are you, though, darling? aside from your hectic timetable, i hope you're taking care of yourself, are staying hydrated, eating well and sleeping enough hours! i also am and will continue telepathically sending you all of the good vibes!
all my love x
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nahoyaglock a year ago
Haikyuu characters in Marchingband
+ w/ headcanons
warnings: mentions of underage smoking + drinking
a/n: i made this w my friend (@bigger-simp-than-kazuichi) and added ourselves bc idk, i miss marching band
even if ur not in mb or know alot of the terms it'd be helpful if you could read this and reblog, its rlly appreciated
also sorry for the long ass headcanons
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Drum majors
semi, shirabu
terushima ! section leader, all of johzenji (i got lazy lol)
sugawara ! section leader, kageyama ! gets a solo, konoha, ginjima, hoshiumi
reon ! section leader, ennoshita, fukunaga, shibayama, washio
Alto sax
kinoshita, komi, onaga, yukie
Tenor sax
frobi (i couldn't help it i love mb), narita, kyotani
Bari sax
matsukawa ! section leader, tsukishima
oikawa ! section leader, bokuto ! gets a solo, kuroo, akaashi, akagi, sachiro
hanamaki ! section leader, kunimi, sarukui, kita, tendou
aran ! section leader, yahaba, kindaichi, watari, inuoka
omimi ! section leader, yamaguchi, lev, futakuchi
iwaizumi ! section leader, asahi, aone
ushijima ! section leader, tanaka, kai, suna
taketora ! section leader, koganegawa, hyakuzawa
atsumu ! section leader, kenma, moniwa, levy (@bigger-simp-than-kazuichi), taichi
daisho ! section leader, yachi, kaori
kiyoko ! section leader, hinata, daichi ! gets a solo, nishinoya, yaku, sakunami, osamu, komori, kuguri, hiroo, hayato, goshiki
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levy dating iwa and me dating kyotani qkchsjxjx im not sorry <3
barisax players would start beef and talk shit (to mainly guard)
hinata hits kageyama with a flag during kageyama鈥檚 solo
hinata also hits tsukishima (intentional)
hinata gets scolded by Ukai and has to run laps around the field
suna has all the goods 馃ゴ馃ゴ
suna and daisho are the potheads of the battery
ushijima tried weed once but thought it didn鈥檛 suit him
aone is new to sousaphone so iwaizumi teaches him outside of practice
tanaka and kiyoko are the "percussion/colorguard couple鈥 馃あ
i love tanaka and kiyoko but percussion/colorguard couples are so 馃あ馃あ
shirabu was mad that he wasn鈥檛 the main drum major but let it go knowing that it was semi鈥檚 last year
daisho probably tells yachi terrible marchingband stories to scare her
kaoris cymbal fell off during a performance
terushima flirts with girls from other bands, so does mattsun.. and makki
kunimi hit kindaichi with his bell once during practice
kogane always steps off his with his right foot
kunimi, yahaba, and hyakuzawa always march out of time
daichi is on rifle and thats so sexy
shibayama and inuoka would help the pit after practices
osamu hits atsumu with his flag purposely
makki always tells kindaichi, lev, and yamaguchi that their plume is on backwards
so does mattsun >:))
goshiki grabbed the wrong flag one time
ushijima doing six-tuplets 馃サ馃サ
asahi wanted to play clarinet but got switched to sousa because hes big
kunimi, kyotani, and tsukishima hate the battery
kageyama tries to correct sugawara
mb rule number 1: rookies never correct vets, no matter how right the rookie is
sugawara lowkey hates kageyama and wishes he got a solo
one time kyotanis shako slipped in front of his eyes and he hit matsukawa
lev and bokuto almost always miss their dots
lev marches w bent legs, ew </3
kuroo drives his car on the football field
aran is the fastest runner
ushi, akaashi, and makki are the best marchers
iwa treats his section to mcdonalds
the drumline always brings panda express to pep-band games
oikawa and konoha skipped pep-band days and had to write a 10 page essay
lev always snuck his friends into the pep-band section
me and tendou would always forget to bring water
kyotani shared water w me tho <3
yukie and mattsun would always chip their reed
levy, tanaka, and yachi would damage their instrument before an important comp
colorguard as section hangouts all the time
i will say it again, daichi on rifle I WILL BUST A NUT
battery boys flirt with colorguard bc battery are a bunch of fuckboys, dont date battery !!
ushijima probably knows drummers from other top schools
futakuchi probably smokes w/ suna and daishou
suna, daishou, kai and atsumu teach the first years how to roll a blunt
yukie always trips over the prop
senior-less run was a mess
me crying over bestie bo graduating
senior letters aochzk <//3
band camp the next year, the seniors comeback to watch our cookout performance with jazz camp
goshiki would write a two page senior letter to kiyoko and ushijima
goshiki, inuoka, hinata, yamaguchi, kogane, and kindaichi would cry the hardest when the seniors leave
kenma and asahi probably threw up on the field once
kyotani got placed on bus two (battery/colorguard bus 馃あ馃あ) bc he didnt turn in his letters on time
i made fun of him but then forgot to turn in next months letter and got placed next to him
atsumu and suna blast music on their speaker and battery drums on their drumpads
not fun </3
colorguard spraying setting spray and getting concealer on the seats <///3
overall, we're all one big family minus battery lmao fuck yall /j
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