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2020.10.08 19:34 velvetlibrary Today I'm doing a Buzzfeed quiz called "Only Bookworms Have Done At Least 24/36 Of These Things", so it's time to see if I genuinely love books, or if I've actually just been catfishing you all this time.
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THE FLOODING SMILE
Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone, as though anyone who walked into your line of sight would be the beneficiary. Instead, look at the other person's face for a second. Pause. Soak in their persona. Then let a big, warm, responsive smile flood over your face and overflow into your eyes. It will engulf the recipient like a warm wave. The split-second delay convinces people your flooding smile is genuine and only for them.”
Pretend your eyes are glued to your conversation partner's with sticky warm taffy. Don't break eye contact even after he or she has finished speaking. When you must look away, do it ever so slowly, reluctantly, stretching the gooey taffy until the tiny string finally breaks.”
This brazen technique packs a powerful punch. Watch your target person even when someone else is talking. No matter who is speaking, keep looking at the man or woman you want to impact.”
HANG BY YOUR TEETH
Visualize a circus iron-jaw bit hanging from the frame of every door you walk through. Take a bite and, with it firmly between your teeth, let it swoop you to the peak of the big top. When you hang by your teeth, every muscle is stretched into perfect posture position.”
THE BIG-BABY PIVOT
Give everyone you meet The Big-Baby Pivot. The instant the two of you are introduced, reward your new acquaintance. Give the warm smile, the total-body turn, and the undivided attention you would give a tiny tyke who crawled up to your feet, turned a precious face up to yours, and beamed a big toothless grin. Pivoting 100 percent toward the new person shouts "I think you are very, very special."
HELLO OLD FRIEND
When meeting someone, imagine he or she is an old friend (an old customer, an old beloved, or someone else you had great affection for). How sad, the vicissitudes of life tore you two asunder. But, holy mackerel, now the party (the meeting, the convention) has reunited you with your long-lost old friend!
The joyful experience starts a remarkable chain reaction in your body from the subconscious softening of your eyebrows to the positioning of your toes—and everything between.”
LIMIT THE FIDGET
Whenever your conversation really counts, let your nose itch, your ear tingle, or your foot prickle. Do not fidget, twitch, wiggle, squirm, or scratch. And above all, keep your paws away from your puss. Hand motions near your face and all fidgeting can give your listener the gut feeling you're fibbing.”
HANS'S HORSE SENSE
Make it a habit to get on a dual track while talking. Express yourself, but keep a keen eye on how your listener is reacting to what you're saying. Then plan your moves accordingly.
If a horse can do it, so can a human. People will say you pick up on everything. You never miss a trick. You've got horse sense.
WATCH THE SCENE BEFORE YOU MAKE THE SCENE
Rehearse being the Super Somebody you want to be ahead of time. SEE yourself walking around with Hang by Your Teeth posture, shaking hands, smiling the Flooding Smile, and making Sticky Eyes. HEAR yourself chatting comfortably with everyone. FEEL the pleasure of knowing you are in peak form and everyone is gravitating toward you. VISUALIZE yourself a Super Somebody. Then it all happens automatically.”
MAKE A MOOD MATCH
Before opening your mouth, take a "voice sample" of your listener to detect his or her state of mind. Take a "psychic photograph" of the expression to see if your listener looks buoyant, bored, or blitzed. If you ever want to bring people around to your thoughts, you must match their mood and voice tone, if only for a moment.
PROSAIC WITH PASSION”
“Worried about your first words? Fear not, because 80 percent of your listener's impression has nothing to do with your words anyway. Almost anything you say at first is fine. No matter how prosaic the text, an empathetic mood, a positive demeanor, and passionate delivery make you sound exciting.”
ALWAYS WEAR A WHATZIT”
“Whenever you go to a gathering, wear or carry something unusual to give people who find you the delightful stranger across the crowded room an excuse to approach. "Excuse me, I couldn't help but notice your . . . what IS that?”
Whoozat is the most effective, least used (by non-politicians) meeting-people device ever contrived. Simply ask the party giver to make the introduction, or pump for a few facts that you can immediately turn into icebreakers.
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“No Whatzit? No host for Whoozat? No problem! Just sidle up behind the swarm of folks you want to infiltrate and open your ears. Wait for any flimsy excuse and jump in with "Excuse me, I couldn't help but overhear. . . ."
Will they be taken aback? Momentarily.
Will they get over it? Momentarily.
Will you be in the conversation? Absolutely!”
NEVER THE NAKED CITY
Whenever someone asks you the inevitable, "And where are you from?" never, ever, unfairly challenge their powers of imagination with a one-word answer.
Learn some engaging facts about your hometown that conversational partners can comment on. Then, when they say something clever in response to your bait, they think you're a great conversationalist.”
NEVER THE NAKED JOB
When asked the inevitable "And what do you do," you may think "I'm an economist/an educatoan engineer" is giving enough information to engender good conversation. However, to one who is not an economist, educator, or an engineer, you might as well be saying "I'm a paleontologist/psychoanalyst/pornographer."
Flesh it out. Throw out some delicious facts about your job for new acquaintances to munch on. Otherwise, they'll soon excuse themselves, preferring the snacks back at the cheese tray.
NEVER THE NAKED INTRODUCTION
When introducing people, don't throw out an unbaited hook and stand there grinning like a big clam, leaving the newlymets to flutter their fins and fish for a topic. Bait the conversational hook to get them in the swim of things. Then you're free to stay or float on to the next networking opportunity.”
BE A WORD DETECTIVE
Like a good gumshoe, listen to your conversation partner's every word for clues to his or her preferred topic. The evidence is bound to slip out. Then spring on that subject like a sleuth on to a slip of the tongue. Like Sherlock Holmes, you have the clue to the subject that's hot for the other person.”
THE SWIVELING SPOTLIGHT
When you meet someone, imagine a giant revolving spotlight between you. When you're talking, the spotlight is on you. When the new person is speaking, it's shining on him or her. If you shine it brightly enough, the stranger will be blinded to the fact that you have hardly said a word about yourself. The longer you keep it shining away from you, the more interesting he or she finds you.
Never be left speechless again. Like a parrot, simply repeat the last few words your conversation partner says. That puts the ball right back in his or her court, and then all you need to do is listen.”
The sweetest sound a performer can hear welling up out of the applause is "Encore! Encore! Let's hear it again!" The sweetest sound your conversation partner can hear from your lips when you're talking with a group of people is "Tell them about the time you . . ."
Whenever you're at a meeting or party with someone important to you, think of some stories he or she told you. Choose an appropriate one from their repertoire that the crowd will enjoy. Then shine the spotlight by requesting a repeat performance.”
AC-CEN-TU-ATE THE POS-I-TIVE
When first meeting someone, lock your closet door and save your skeletons for later. You and your new good friend can invite the skeletons out, have a good laugh, and dance over their bones later in the relationship. But now's the time, as the old song says, to "ac-cen-tu-ate the pos-i-tive and elim-i-nate the neg-a-tive.”
THE LATEST NEWS . . . DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
The last move to make before leaving for the party—even after you've given yourself final approval in the mirror—is to turn on the radio news or scan your newspaper. Anything that happened today is good material. Knowing the big-deal news of the moment is also a defensive move that rescues you from putting your foot in your mouth by asking what everybody's talking about. Foot-in-mouth is not very tasty in public, especially when it's surrounded by egg-on-face.”
“WHAT DO YOU DO—NOT!
A sure sign you're a Somebody is the conspicuous absence of the question, "What do you do?" (You determine this, of course, but not with those four dirty words that label you as either a ruthless networker, a social climber, a gold-digging husband or wife hunter, or someone who's never strolled along Easy Street.)”
THE NUTSHELL RÉSUMÉ
Just as job-seeking top managers roll a different written rèsumè off their printers for each position they're applying for, let a different true story about your professional life roll off your tongue for each listener. Before responding to "What do you do?" ask yourself, "What possible interest could this person have in my answer? Could he refer business to me? Buy from me? Hire me? Marry my sister? Become my buddy?"
”“Wherever you go, pack a nutshell about your own life to work into your communications bag of tricks.”
YOUR PERSONAL THESAURUS
Look up some common words you use every day in the thesaurus. Then, like slipping your feet into a new pair of shoes, slip your tongue into a few new words to see how they fit. If you like them, start making permanent replacements.
Remember, only fifty words makes the difference between a rich, creative vocabulary and an average, middle-of-the-road one. Substitute a word a day for two months and you'll be in the verbally elite.
KILL THE QUICK "ME, TOO!"
Whenever you have something in common with someone, the longer you wait to reveal it, the more moved (and impressed) he or she will be. You emerge as a confident big cat, not a lonely little stray, hungry for quick connection with a stranger.
P.S.: Don't wait too long to reveal your shared interest or it will seem like you're being tricky.
Start every appropriate sentence with you. It immediately grabs your listener's attention. It gets a more positive response because it pushes the pride button and saves them having to translate it into "me" terms.
When you sprinkle you as liberally as salt and pepper throughout your conversation, your listeners find it an irresistible spice.
THE EXCLUSIVE SMILE
If you flash everybody the same smile, like a Confederate dollar, it loses value. When meeting groups of people, grace each with a distinct smile. Let your smiles grow out of the beauty big players find in each new face.
If one person in a group is more important to you than the others, reserve an especially big, flooding smile just for him or her.”
DON'T TOUCH A CLICHè WITH A TEN-FOOT POLE
Be on guard. Don't use any clichès when chatting with big winners. Don't even touch one with a ten-foot pole. Never? Not even when hell freezes over? Not unless you want to sound dumb as a doorknob.
Instead of coughing up a clichè, roll your own clever phrases by using the next technique.”
USE JAWSMITH'S JIVE
Whether you're standing behind a podium facing thousands or behind the barbecue grill facing your family, you'll move, amuse, and motivate with the same skills.
Read speakers' books to cull quotations, pull pearls of wisdom, and get gems to tickle their funny bones. Find a few bon mots to let casually slide off your tongue on chosen occasions. If you want to be notable, dream up a crazy quotable.
Make 'em rhyme, make 'em clever, or make 'em funny. Above all, make 'em relevant.
CALL A SPADE A SPADE
Don't hide behind euphemisms. Call a spade a spade. That doesn't mean big cats use tasteless four-letter words when perfectly decent five- and six-letter ones exist. They've simply learned the King's English, and they speak it.
Here's another way to tell the big players from the little ones just by listening to a few minutes of their conversation.
TRASH THE TEASING
A dead giveaway of a little cat is his or her proclivity to tease. An innocent joke at someone else's expense may get you a cheap laugh. Nevertheless, the big cats will have the last one. Because you'll bang your head against the glass ceiling they construct to keep little cats from stepping on their paws.
Never, ever, make a joke at anyone else's expense. You'll wind up paying for it, dearly.
IT'S THE RECEIVER'S BALL
“A football player wouldn't last two beats of the time clock if he made blind passes. A pro throws the ball with the receiver always in mind.
Before throwing out any news, keep your receiver in mind. Then deliver it with a smile, a sigh, or a sob. Not according to how you feel about the news, but how the receiver will take it.”
THE BROKEN RECORD”
“Whenever someone persists in questioning you on an unwelcome subject, simply repeat your original response. Use precisely the same words in precisely the same tone of voice. Hearing it again usually quiets them down. If your rude interrogator hangs on like a leech, your next repetition never fails to flick them off.”
BIG SHOTS DON'T SLOBBER
People who are VIPs in their own right don't slobber over celebrities. When you are chatting with one, don't compliment her work, simply say how much pleasure or insight it's given you. If you do single out any one of the star's accomplishments, make sure it's a recent one, not a memory that's getting yellow in her scrapbook.
If the queen bee has a drone sitting with her, find a way to involve him in the conversation.”
NEVER THE NAKED THANK YOU
Never let the phrase "thank you" stand alone. From A to Z, always follow it with for: from "Thank you for asking" to "Thank you for zipping me up.”
Once a month, scramble your life. Do something you'd never dream of doing. Participate in a sport, go to an exhibition, hear a lecture on something totally out of your experience. You get 80 percent of the right lingo and insider questions from just one exposure.”
LEARN A LITTLE JOBBLEDYGOOK
Big winners speak Jobbledygook as a second language. What is Jobbledygook? It's the language of other professions.
Why speak it? It makes you sound like an insider.
How do you learn it? You'll find no Jobbledygook cassettes in the language section of your bookstore, but the lingo is easy to pick up. Simply ask a friend who speaks the lingo of the crowd you'll be with to teach you a few opening questions. The words are few and the rewards are manifold.
BARING THEIR HOT BUTTON
Before jumping blindly into a bevy of bookbinders or a drove of dentists, find out what the hot issues are in their fields. Every industry has burning concerns the outside world knows little about. Ask your informant to bare the industry buzz. Then, to heat the conversation up, push those buttons.”
READ THEIR RAGS
Is your next big client a golfer, runner, swimmer, surfer, or skier? Are you attending a social function filled with accountants or Zen Buddhists—or anything in between? There are untold thousands of monthly magazines serving every imaginable interest. You can dish up more information than you'll ever need to sound like an insider with anyone just by reading the rags that serve their racket. (Have you read your latest copy of Zoonooz yet?)”
“Before putting one toe on foreign soil, get a book on dos and taboos around the world. Before you shake hands, give a gift, make gestures, or even compliment anyone's possessions, check it out. Your gaffe could gum up your entire gig.
BLUFFING FOR BARGAINS
The haggling skills used in ancient Arab markets are alive and well in contemporary America for big-ticket items. Your price is much lower when you know how to deal.
Before every big purchase, find several vendors—a few to learn from and one to buy from. Armed with a few words of industryese, you're ready to head for the store where you're going to buy.
BE A COPYCLASS
Watch people. Look at the way they move. Small movements? Big movements? Fast? Slow? Jerky? Fluid? Old? Young? Classy? Trashy?
Pretend the person you are talking to is your dance instructor. Is he a jazzy mover? Is she a balletic mover? Watch his or her body, then imitate the style of movement. That makes your conversation partner subliminally real comfy with you.”
Echoing is a simple linguistic technique that packs a powerful wallop. Listen to the speaker's arbitrary choice of nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives—and echo them back. Hearing their words come out of your mouth creates subliminal rapport. It makes them feel you share their values, their attitudes, their interests, their experiences.”
Does your customer have a garden? Talk about "sowing the seeds for success." Does your boss own a boat? Tell him or her about a concept that will "hold water" or "stay afloat." Maybe he is a private pilot? Talk about a concept really "taking off." She plays tennis? Tell her it really hits the "sweet spot."
Evoke your listener's interests or lifestyle and weave images around it. To give your points more power and punch, use analogies from your listener's world, not your own. Potent Imaging also tells your listeners you think like them and hints you share their interests.”
Don't be an unconscious ummer. Vocalize complete sentences to show your understanding. Dust your dialogue with phrases like "I see what you mean." Sprinkle it with sentimental sparklers like "That's a lovely thing to say." Your empathy impresses your listeners and encourages them to continue.”
ANATOMICALLY CORRECT EMPATHIZERS
What part of their anatomy are your associates talking through? Their eyes? Their ears? Their gut?
For visual people, use visual empathizers to make them think you see the world the way they do. For auditory folks, use auditory empathizers to make them think you hear them loud and clear. For kinesthetic types, use kinesthetic empathizers to make them think you feel the same way they do.”
THE PREMATURE WE
“Create the sensation of intimacy with someone even if you've met just moments before. Scramble the signals in their psyche by skipping conversational levels one and two and cutting right to levels three and four. Elicit intimate feelings by using the magic words we, us, and our.”
When you meet a stranger you'd like to make less a stranger, search for some special moment you shared during your first encounter. Then find a few words that reprieve the laugh, the warm smile, the good feelings the two of you felt. Now, just like old friends, you have a history together, an Instant History.
With anyone you'd like to make part of your personal or professional future, look for special moments together. Then make them a refrain.”
“A compliment one hears is never as exciting as the one he overhears. A priceless way to praise is not by telephone, not by telegraph, but by tell-a-friend. This way you escape possible suspicion that you are an apple-polishing, bootlicking, egg-sucking, back-scratching sycophant trying to win brownie points. You also leave recipients with the happy fantasy that you are telling the whole world about their greatness.”
CARRIER PIGEON KUDOS
People immediately grow a beak and metamorphosize themselves into carrier pigeons when there's bad news. (It's called gossip.) Instead, become a carrier of good news and kudos. Whenever you hear something complimentary about someone, fly to them with the compliment. Your fans may not posthumously stuff you and put you on display in a museum like Stumpy Joe. But everyone loves the carrier pigeon of kind thoughts.”
Throw a few comments into your conversation that presuppose something positive about the person you're talking with. But be careful. Don't blow it like the well-intentioned maintenance man. Or the southern boy who, at the prom, thought he was flattering his date when he told her, "Gosh, Mary Lou, for a fat gal you dance real good."
Become an undercover complimenter. Stealthily sneak praise into the parenthetical part of your sentence.
Just don't try to quiz anyone later on your main point. The joyful jolt of your accidental adulation strikes them temporarily deaf to anything that follows.”
Whenever you are talking with a stranger you'd like to make part of your professional or personal future, search for one attractive, specific, and unique quality he or she has.
At the end of the conversation, look the individual right in the eye. Say his or her name and proceed to curl all ten toes with the Killer Compliment.”
Don't make your colleagues, your friends, your loved ones look at you and silently say, "Haven't I been pretty good today?" Let them know how much you appreciate them by caressing them with verbal Little Strokes like "Nice job!" "Well done!" "Cool!"
Little Things Mean a Lot
THE KNEE-JERK "WOW!"
Quick as a blink, you must praise people the moment they finish a feat. In a wink, like a knee-jerk reaction say, "You were terrific!"
Don't worry that they won't believe you. The euphoria of the moment has a strangely numbing effect on the achiever's objective judgment.
“Just as a boomerang flies right back to the thrower, let compliments boomerang right back to the giver. Like the French, quickly murmur something that expresses "That's very kind of you.”
THE TOMBSTONE GAME
Ask the important people in your life what they would like engraved on their tombstone. Chisel it into your memory but don't mention it again. Then, when the moment is right to say "I appreciate you" or "I love you," fill the blanks with the very words they gave you weeks earlier.
You take people's breath away when you feed their deepest self-image to them in a compliment. "At last," they say to themselves, "someone who loves me for who I truly am."
Think of yourself as the star of a personal radio drama every time you pick up the phone. If you want to come across as engaging as you are, you must turn your smiles into sound, your nods into noise, and all your gestures into something your listener can hear. You must replace your gestures with talk. Then punch up the whole act 30 percent!”
People perk up when they hear their own name. Use it more often on the phone than you would in person to keep their attention. Your caller's name re-creates the eye contact, the caress, you might give in person.
Saying someone's name repeatedly when face-to-face sounds pandering. But because there is physical distance between you on the phone—sometimes you're a continent apart—you can spray your conversation with it.
"OH WOW, IT'S YOU!"
Don't answer the phone with an "I'm just sooo happy all the time" attitude. Answer warmly, crisply, and professionally. Then, after you hear who is calling, let a huge smile of happiness engulf your entire face and spill over into your voice. You make your caller feel as though your giant warm fuzzy smile is reserved for him or her.
THE SNEAKY SCREEN
If you must screen your calls, instruct your staff to first say cheerfully, "Oh yes, I'll put you right through. May I tell her who's calling?" If the party has already identified himself, it's "Oh of course, Mr. Whoozit. I'll put you right through."
When the secretary comes back with the bad news that Mr. or Ms. Bigwig is unavailable, callers don't take it personally and never feel screened. They fall for it every time, just like I did.
SALUTE THE SPOUSE
Whenever you are calling someone's home, always identify and greet the person who answers. Whenever you call someone's office more than once or twice, make friends with the secretary. Anybody who is close enough to answer the phone is close enough to sway the VIP's opinion of you.”
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR TIME?
No matter how urgent you think your call, always begin by asking the person about timing. Either use the What Color Is Your Time? device or simply ask, "Is this a convenient time for you to talk?" When you ask about timing first, you'll never smash your footprints right in the middle of your telephone partner's sands of time. You'll never get a "No!" just because your timing wasn't right.
CONSTANTLY CHANGING OUTGOING MESSAGE
If you want to be perceived as conscientious and reliable, leave a short, professional, and friendly greeting as your outgoing message. No music. No jokes. No inspirational messages. No boasts, bells, or whistles. And here's the secret: change it every day. Your message doesn't have to be flawless. A little cough or stammer gives a lovely unpretentious reality to your message.
YOUR TEN-SECOND AUDITION
While dialing, clear your throat. If an answering machine picks up, pretend the beep is a big Broadway producer saying "Nexxxt." Now you're on. This is Your Ten-Second Audition to prove you are worthy of a quick callback.
THE HO-HUM CAPER
Instead of using your party's name, casually let the pronoun he or she roll off your tongue. Forget "Uh, may I speak to Ms. Bigshot please?" Just announce, "Hi, Bob Smith here, is she in?" Tossing the familiar she off your tongue signals to the secretary that you and her boss are old buddies.
"I HEAR YOUR OTHER LINE"
When you hear a phone in the background, stop speaking—in midsentence, if necessary—and say "I hear your other line," (or your dog barking, your baby crying, your spouse calling you). Ask whether she has to attend to it. Whether she does or not, she'll know you're a top communicator for asking.”
Record all your business conversations and listen to them again. The second or third time, you pick up on significant subtleties you missed the first time. It's like football fans who often don't know if there was a fumble until they see it all over again in Instant Replay.”
MUNCHING OR MINGLING
Politicians want to be eyeball to eyeball and belly to belly with their constituents. Like any big winner well versed in the science of proxemics and spatial relationships, they know any object except their belt buckle has the effect of a brick wall between two people. Therefore they never hold food or drink at a party.
Come to munch or come to mingle. But do not expect to do both. Like a good politician, chow down before you come.
RUBBERNECK THE ROOM
When you arrive at the gathering, stop dramatically in the doorway. Then s-l-o-w-l-y survey the situation. Let your eyes travel back and forth like a SWAT team ready in a heartbeat to wipe out anything that moves.”
BE THE CHOOSER, NOT THE CHOOSEE
The lifelong friend, the love of your life, or the business contact who will transform your future may not be at the party. However, someday, somewhere, he or she will be. Make every party a rehearsal for the big event.
Do not stand around waiting for the moment when that special person approaches you. You make it happen by exploring every face in the room. No more "ships passing in the night." Capture whatever or whomever you want in your life.
Be a human magnet, not a human repellent. When standing at a gathering, arrange your body in an open position—especially your arms and hands. People instinctively gravitate toward open palms and wrists seductively arranged in the "come hither" position. They shy away from knuckles in the "get lost or I'll punch you" position. Use your wrists and palms to say "I have nothing to hide," "I accept you and what you're saying," or "I find you sexy.”
Like an air-traffic controller, track the tiniest details of your conversation partners' lives. Refer to them in your conversation like a major news story. It creates a powerful sense of intimacy.
When you invoke the last major or minor event in anyone's life, it confirms the deep conviction that he or she is an old-style hero around whom the world revolves. And people love you for recognizing their stardom.
THE BUSINESS CARD DOSSIER
Right after you've talked to someone at a party, take out your pen. On the back of his or her business card write notes to remind you of the conversation: his favorite restaurant, sport, movie, or drink; whom she admires, where she grew up, a high school honor; or maybe a joke he told.
In your next communication, toss off a reference to the favorite restaurant, sport, movie, drink, hometown, high school honor. Or reprieve the laugh over the great joke.
The human body is a twenty-four-hour broadcasting station that transmits "You thrill me." "You bore me." "I love that aspect of your product." "That one puts my feet to sleep."
Set the hidden cameras behind your eyeballs to pick up on all your customers' and friends' signals. Then plan your pitch and your pace accordingly.”
SEE NO BLOOPERS, HEAR NO BLOOPERS
Cool communicators allow their friends, associates, acquaintances, and loved ones the pleasurable myth of being above commonplace bloopers and embarrassing biological functions. They simply don't notice their comrades' minor spills, slips, fumbles, and faux pas. They obviously ignore raspberries and all other signs of human frailty in their fellow mortals. Big winners never gape at another's gaffes.
LEND A HELPING TONGUE
Whenever someone's story is aborted, let the interruption play itself out. Give everyone time to dote on the little darling, give their dinner order, or pick up the jagged pieces of china.
Then, when the group reassembles, simply say to the person who suffered story-interruptus, "Now please get back to your story." Or better yet, remember where they were and then ask, "So what happened after the . . ." (and fill in the last few words).
BARE THE BURIED WIIFM (AND WIIFY)
Whenever you suggest a meeting or ask a favor, divulge the respective benefits. Reveal what's in it for you and what's in it for the other person—even if it's zip. If any hidden agenda comes up later, you get labeled a sly fox.”
LET 'EM SAVOR THE FAVOR
Whenever a friend agrees to a favor, allow your generous buddy time to relish the joy of his or her beneficence before you make them pay the piper.
How long? At least twenty-four hours.”
TIT FOR (WAIT . . . WAIT) TAT
When you do someone a favor and it's obvious that "he owes you one," wait a suitable amount of time before asking him to "pay." Let him enjoy the fact (or fiction) that you did it out of friendship. Don't call in your tit for their tat too swiftly.”
PARTIES ARE FOR PRATTER
There are three sacred safe havens in the human jungle where even the toughest tiger knows he must not attack. The first of these is parties.
Parties are for pleasantries and good fellowship, not for confrontations. Big players, even when standing next to their enemies at the buffet table, smile and nod. They leave tough talk for tougher settings.
DINNER'S FOR DINING
The most guarded safe haven respected by big winners is the dining table. Breaking bread together is a time when they bring up no unpleasant matters. While eating, they know it's OK to brainstorm and discuss the positive side of the business: their dreams, their desires, their designs. They can free associate and come up with new ideas. But no tough business.”
CHANCE ENCOUNTERS ARE FOR CHITCHAT
If you're selling, negotiating, or in any sensitive communication with someone, do NOT capitalize on a chance meeting. Keep the melody of your mistaken meeting sweet and light. Otherwise, it could turn into your swan song with Big Winner.”
EMPTY THEIR TANKS
If you need information, let people have their entire say first. Wait patiently until their needle is on empty and the last drop drips out and splashes on the cement. It's the only way to be sure their tank is empty enough of their own inner noise to start receiving your ideas.”
ECHO THE EMO
Facts speak. Emotions shout. Whenever you need facts from people about an emotional situation, let them emote. Hear their facts but empathize like mad with their emotions. Smearing on the emo is often the only way to calm their emotional storm.”
MY GOOF, YOUR GAIN
Whenever you make a boner, make sure your victim benefits. It's not enough to correct your mistake. Ask yourself, "What could I do for this suffering soul so he or she will be delighted I made the flub?" Then do it, fast! In that way, your goof will become your gain.”
LEAVE AN ESCAPE HATCH
Whenever you catch someone lying, filching, exaggerating, distorting, or deceiving, don't confront the dirty duck directly. Unless it is your responsibility to catch or correct the culprit—or unless you are saving other innocent victims by doing so—let the transgressor out of your trap with his tricky puss in one piece. Then resolve never to gaze upon it again.”
BUTTERCUPS FOR THEIR BOSS
Do you have a store clerk, accountant, law firm junior partner, tailor, auto mechanic, maître d', massage therapist, kid's teacher—or any other worker you want special attention from in the future? The surefire way to make them care enough to give you their very best is send a buttercup to their boss.
LEAD THE LISTENERS
No matter how prominent the big cat behind the podium is, crouched inside is a little scaredy-cat who is anxious about the crowd's acceptance.
Big winners recognize you're a fellow big winner when they see you leading their listeners in a positive reaction. Be the first to applaud or publicly commend the man or woman you agree with (or want favors from).”
THE GREAT SCORECARD IN THE SKY
Any two people have an invisible scorecard hovering above their heads. The numbers continually fluctuate, but one rule remains: player with lower score pays deference to player with higher score. The penalty for not keeping your eye on The Great Scorecard in the Sky is to be thrown out of the game. Permanently.”
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2020.09.03 03:53 hanselsbreadcrumbs What do you think about tests and theories that "determine" your personality?
Recently, I learned about the "Blood Type Personality Theory." In short, it is a very popular pseudoscientific theory that basically means that your blood type determines your personality. It may seem strange to you if, like me, had never heard of this before. But it's actually not that strange because the Internet loves "determining" your personality. So here is a casual read about some of these personality tests, theories, and beliefs.
First off, just look at BuzzFeed. There are so many quizzes that can tell you what Disney Princess you are, or your favorite food will determine what personality you have. There is no science behind any of this, but that's not really necessary because it's just a fun little quiz to entertain you. You can agree or disagree with the result and share it with your friends. And if you get a result you don't like, it doesn't;t matter because you be whatever princess you want to be.
Now moving on to something a little more serious, Hogwarts Houses. Now, if you've never read the books or watched the movies or do anything Harry Potter related, you might not care about your Hogwarts House. But when it comes to those in the HP fanbase, your House is very important to your identity. And because the Houses are not really created equal, so most would want to be a Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, therefore causing some Houses to be "better" than others. People who don't really bother with taking the quiz, will probably ask "Why do you care anyway?" But to those who find Harry Potter to be something they hold close to their heart, their House is something important to their identity and personality.
If you have never taken a BuzzFeed quiz or the Sorting Hat quiz, all of this may seem like little things that don't have any impact on people's lives. But now consider the following: Astrology. There is your sign, your element, your horoscope, your love compatibility, and Mercury in retrograde. If I were to compare all of this to board games, BuzzFeed quizzes would be checkers, and Astrology would be fucking 4D chess or something.
And astrology is a worldwide thing. For example, Astrology.com
alone provides "daily horoscopes, online tarot readings, psychic readings, Chinese astrology
, Vedic Astrology
, Mayan Astrology
, Numerology, etc." Cultures all over the world seem to think that your personality is determined by fate or the occult, or some divine celestial objects can predict the future.
Now, this isn't to hate on astrology; rather, I was amazed at how many different forms of it all over the place. Also, you might find yourself to believe in some form of astrology or something similar. But another question is, what does BuzzFeed and Hogwarts Houses have anything to do with it. The thing is, while they may seem like they have no connection (my checkers to 4D chess comparison) they are actually quite similar when you consider this: They all "determine" your personality.
Of course, they all do so in different ways. You can just take a few minutes to answer questions that tell you what personality you have. It's really straightforward because the questions basically ask you what personality you have. On the other hand, other personalities determining methods are predetermined. You are born on a certain month, or a certain year, you have a certain blood type, etc.
Let's use the blood type personality theory as an example since it started this whole post. I'll compare it to Hogwarts Houses to show how they are similar.
The blood types are A, B, O, and AB, and their traits are as follows: As are well-organized, Bs are selfish, Os are optimistic, and ABs are eccentric. Compare this to the four Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. Gryffindors are brave, Ravenclaws are smart, Slytherins are cunning, and Hufflepuffs are loyal. In the same way each blood-type has certain traits and quirks, so do Hogwarts Houses.
But there is something they have in common that isn't so pleasant. While Hogwarts Houses is something J.K. Rowling came up with and wrote down on an aeroplane sick bag, it has become and important part of the fanbase. If you claim to be a HP fan but don't know your house, you're probably not a HP fan.
On the other hand, Masahiko Nomi published papers in the 1970s that revived this theory originally published by Takeji Furukawa. Today, it is extremely popular in places like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. There are magazines, newspapers and television shows that feature horoscopes and relationship compatibilities. It is such an important aspect of the culture. And regardless of whether you believe in it or not, as long as it is talked about, its popularity and impact will increase.
But while both Hogwarts Houses and Blood Type Theory have some similarities, the thing that really connects the two is how they both have negative types. Sure, whether a specific trait is a good thing or a bad thing is subjective. But the majority of people don't think that. If you're a Slytherin, you're in the same house as Voldemort so you're basically a evil, murderous villain.
The exact same thing happens with blood types. While blood type B has positive traits, people focus on how the negative traits outweigh the good ones, so people with blood type B are seen as selfish.
What is worse is that while you can lie about what house you got on the quiz, your blood-type is not something you choose. Not only that, not only can it impact a person's social life, it can affect one's career because job recruitment and school entrance exams have asked for people's blood types in applications.
The main takeaway for me from all this is that people care a lot about personality and identity than they would like to admit. It is all trivial things that don't have a scientific basis or anything to back it up, but they become so popular because it's so easy to categorize people that way. And I guess I wasn't satisfied with it. If we categorize people the same way you categorize Pokemon by type, is any person truly unique and special, and do their traits and personality actually matter anymore?
And if people still think the impact of categorizing people with labels isn't that big, just look at the some of the issues that plague humanity. We label people by race, sex, gender, religion, etc. When you take differences between people and decide you know what, this group is better than that other group, there is going to arguments and disagreements about it. It can be a little argument on the Internet but once it happens in the real world via bullying, discrimination, stereotypes, etc., it becomes an issue. And if media portrays differences between people as one is good and one is bad, we don't really take into account a person's actual personality and instead rely on factors that are pre-determined or don't really affect a person's character.
Of course, it's not really fair to compare BuzzFeed quizzes to racism (I won't go to war with you if you are a different Disney Princess) but the point is that we shouldn't take these quizzes or theories too seriously and harass others for being different. We're all different and that's okay.
All of these quizzes and theories can't really determine exactly what personality you have or predict your future. But it is fine to celebrate our differences. You can say your zodiac sign, Hogwarts House, blood type, etc. with confidence and be proud of your identity. Just remember that we're all humans with unique personalities so a quiz or belief shouldn't determine who you are, you
determine who you are.
But that's just what I think. Whether someone agrees or disagrees, it's a chance for me to learn more about all of this stuff.
TFL;DR Personality quizzes and theories don't really determine a person's personality because everyone is different and unique.
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2020.08.13 22:21 OB8O Every Legal 4-Letter Word In Scrabble
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2020.07.26 01:44 PACREG86 Alexis Hall: What is all the fuss about?? Well, this post is for you!
So exciting news
came in last week when u/failedsoapopera
announced she had booked Alexis Hall
to come visit with our sub for an AMA
!! this Tuesday July 28th 4pm EST(US)
But what if you have not had an opportunity or even an inclination to pickup one of his books?
Why should you care?? Well I am here to testify that Alexis Hall is one of the most thoughtful, gifted, humorous, and just overall brilliant writers to ever contribute to the romance genre
Well that is a bold statement. YEP! it is, it really is, and it is a shame that I am not any of those things, because I cannot begin describe his writing in the articulate fashion it deserves. BUT what I can do is share some of the wonderful pearls and tidbits I have discovered scattered around the internet as I have been
err diligently researching the talented Mr. Hall.
Let's start with the books:
The Spires Series: Glitterland
, Waiting For the Flood
, For Real
Each book can absolutely
be read as a stand-alone title, but as you work through them you will see some characters pop-up peripherally from other titles. Spires refers to the spires in/and around Oxford, and each book has some connection. All are m/m Contemporary. Glitterland
are nicely spicy/steamy; Waiting For the Flood
, a novella, is kisses only/fade to black; and For Real
is full steam/all the heat/BDSM and (edited)
won a RITA for best erotic title the year it was released.
*n.b Glitterland's MC, Ash is a bipolar-depressed writer who also struggles with anxiety. The characterization of Ash may well be one of the most realistic and empathetic portrayals of BPD in a fictional character ever put to page, at least the best I've ever read!! And despite the weight of Ash's mental health challenges this is NOT a depressing book at all, Alexis Hall's writing is so deft and humorous and Ash's foil is the warm and charming Darian, Just go get Glitterland!!!! so so good!
So a note about Alexis Hall and his website
! there are so many lovely extras for you to find! click all the links!!! hello Bonus/deleted scenes! He has pinterest boards
for some books, but not all. and play lists! ohh! His Glitterland play list is here
! now I loved this sooo much I made my own fangirl Spires Inspired video Playlist and it is HERE!
each song represents the feeling or a character or a specific scene in one of the Spires books AND BONUS POINTS for the first person
who can find the now huge celebrity working as an extra in one of the videos (just try to spoiler tag your answer in case anyone behind you wants to give it a go!)
Also for fans of Glitterland this explanation
of the Nabble game Ash and Darian play! This interview
with AJH, and Ash, and Darian, may be the most fun interview ever!!
He has been blogging
since 2013 and it is not just about his writing, there are musings on everything from Game of Thrones, to reviews of every
Hugh Grant movie, to Star Trek TNG, and board games, and...well, if you fall under his spell, there is plenty
to keep you reading and thinking and laughing for weeks!
I just read my first AJH title, his debut, Glitterland
(2013) a few weeks ago and I was completely blown away! It was recm'd by the lovely u/Pulka_Dotts
and was my first m/m romance. And then his new book was released, one of the most anticipated Romancelandia summer reads: Boyfriend Material
. And we started begging for the mods to get us an AMA with AJH!!! Boyfriend Material
is m/m Contemporary Rom/Com with the comedy dialed up to 11!! Alexis Hall has described the book as his tribute/tip of his hat to Richard Curtis' rom/com movies, sooo that means if you loved Notting Hill, or Four Weddings and a Funeral, or Love Actually, or Bridget Jones' Diary, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!! it is the fake relationship trope, also opposites attract. It is simply one of the funniest romance novels ever published! and the love scenes are pretty much fade to black, so if you have not tried a m/m romance this is a lovely starting place. Boyfriend Material extras: fabulous texting tease
from Instagram...The BEST!! Also that clever AJH surreptitiously came to Reddit and posted to AITA, one each as his characters
, Luc and Oliver!! And ubiquitous Buzzfeed quiz
to help determine if you are a Luc or an Oliver! Finally my fangirl playlist
for Boyfriend Material with Richard Curtis nods and Tom Waits!! His Back-List continued
- there is also the Arden St. Ives trilogy which is a 50SoG pastiche, m/m 1 couple, 3 book arc, sweet college grad meets damaged mysterious Billionaire. its in my TBR, if anyone has read it, love to hear about it!!!
- the standalone twisted Sherlock Holmes (Lovecraftian) witty fantasy novel released last fall: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter, which has a female Holmes-type MC and a trans-Watson, well reviewed by both KJ Charles and Lois McMaster Bujold
- the Kate Kane Paranormal Investigator series, starts with Iron and Velvet which features the hard drinking, sexy, sarcastic lesbian PI Kate Kane navigating a London inhabited by vampires, werewolves and other paranormals. I have started this one, very tongue-in-cheek! the AJH humor is here and everyone wants Kate!! this Urban Fantasy series has 3 books to date with another title due this fall!!
- the Prosperity-verse series Steampunk Victorian POC/queer characters, very well reviewed and currently in my TBR!! also garnered another rave from KJ Charles!
There are a few more titles, I will leave you something to discover on your own!! :)
When Alexis Hall was working on getting his first romance novel published in 2013, he also started writing reviews
as a way to introduce himself to the genre. These reviews, first at dear author, and later at AAR and other book blogging sites, are gold!!
- Intro at dear author with thoughts on a man beginning to read the romance genre!!
- Brilliant review by AJH of Loretta Chase's classic Lord of Scoundrels!!
- dear author review by AJH of Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke
- dear author review by AJH of the beloved Windflower by Laura London (he did not be-love it!)
- dear author review by AJH of Shana Abe's The Smoke Thief
- AAR review by AJH and Elisabeth Lane of Judith Ivory's Beast
- AAR review by AJH and Elisabeth Lane of Rose Lerner's Sweet Disorder
- AJH at the Book-Pushers for Queer Romance Month and why Laura Kinsale's Dream Hunter is a queer romance novel
- post by AJH at AAR with 31 fabulous queer romance novel recommendations!
- Alexis Hall interviews KJ Charles on AAR
- post by AJH on AAR about handjobs and sexual intimacy between characters in romance novels
I'm going to stop now but honestly I could go on all night like this!!
But we need to talk about his Twitter feed
! it is NOT TO BE MISSED!!
first of all, he is currently reading a chapter-a-day of Moby Dick and Tweeting it, yes it is hilarious and often thought provoking!! #quarantinemeishmael
Then there was this incredible thread
on thoughts on being a queer author of romance novels.
And not to be missed, AJH riffs on Jolene
!! don't skip this!!
Finally, there is Duckie. If you happen upon his Instagram
you will very quickly meet Duckie and here is the sweet and hilarious story from his blog
of how Duckie found his forever home with AJH!! TL;DR:
Alexis Hall is IT! He writes beautiful, witty, flawed human characters that ache and need and want! He is also an enthusiastic supporter of the romance genre and a thoughtful brilliant writer with a wicked sense of humor! Don't miss this! AMA Tuesday July 28th 4pm EST
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2020.07.11 22:14 fingersinasugarbowl Took a BuzzFeed quiz to see what book I should read based on my love of Fight Club...this is the worst summary of the book I’ve ever seen.
2020.07.10 19:31 tragictofu Her father would have been the perfect pimp
I’m trying to remember when feeling exposed started being a bad thing. How much of who I am do I even feel comfortable revealing to myself. If ignorance is bliss, then my self-awareness process is orgasmic. Like the euphoria you run away from lest it remind you too much of your loneliness. To take yourself this seriously, you have to confuse being and pleasure. To use words (language) in any meaningful way, you have to confuse being and constructing. Observation destroys authenticity, in the same way the reality of the past is destroyed by time passing. Past was a sort of fiction in this way. I’m trying to remember what I had to forget for the sake of orgasm. Selective forgetting is the only way to cum, but your memory is the only way you can know yourself, or memory is the source of all of your identity. Forgetting is orgasmic, loneliness is orgasmic, self-awareness... and I express everything through pleasure. I guess as time passed, I forgot the part about taking love from others, I forgot all of my history about who and why I fuck. I compensate for this through the aimless pursuit of pleasure. When the coke high wears off, taco bell and a blunt in my brand-new porcelain tub. I think I deserve nice things but for some reason I don’t remember. Something about pleasure making me an unreliable narrator. I can’t even remember If I prefer two teabags or one, so I drink two cups of tea, three teabags in total. I know about me being afraid of love from a BuzzFeed quiz but I’m having trouble retrieving information about what repercussions my fear has on my approach to love and sex. Nor do I really understand the concept of repercussions. Because of all of this, I exist in the space between authenticity and fiction, with my identity consisting of cheesy gordita crunch, BuzzFeed quiz results, and whatever sensory information that time will soon destroy. I’m convinced that anything I write down on paper will disappear off of the page immediately and I have no reason to believe otherwise. To exist in this animal state of reflexive incompetence is as liberating as it is debilitating. I can easily do things like have sex with my family, and it’s my own personal belief that the most important consequence of contraceptive technology is its potential mitigating effect on the consequences of incest. Because I have never experienced the joy of taboo, having sex with my father is just like fucking any other man. After a while I get bored, so I break up with him via email. Shamelessness is not necessarily genetic but it its contagious in physical space. After I leave my father, he searches for another woman who will let him feed off of her shamelessness. Because of my condition, I have no relationship with grief. Being highly intelligent, I walk to 14th street and Avenue A and make seventy-five dollars prostituting myself. I use some of it to buy a sharp knife that I keep in my sock and I decide that my body can replace my father as income. Instead of sleeping on the street, I stay at the hotels that my tricks try to fuck me in. Usually, I just rob them with my knife without even taking off my pants. I am small and weak but the same shamelessness that attracts men to my body also makes them fear me. After a week of this I return to my father with 50 dollars in my pocket. Now that I’ve been prostituting, I can start to repay my debts to him. I find him in his house lying next to a dirty bathtub with bluegrass music playing from his cellphone. There are small blue pills scattered around him. Before even checking his pulse, I sit on the edge of the tub and light a cigarette. Then I take three blue pills off the floor and wash them back with the murky water from the bathtub faucet. The causes of death are shame, not being able to fuck me, and the fact that he has fucked me. If I hadn’t broken up with him or he had found another girl with no memory, he wouldn’t have needed to face what he had done. As the pills soaked into my body like a weighted blanket, I laid down next to his corpse with my arm wrapped around him. When I wake up, I’m on a farm in the south of France. It would be easy to find out how I got here but I don’t care, and I soon find that farming can be just as lucrative as prostituting. I start work as a Shepard on the same day. I live in a small room to the left of where the goats are kept. When my boss finds out I’ve been fucking the goats, he gifts me a pair of ski boots. If you put ski boots on a goat you can fuck them without getting kicked. It took two weeks until my boss fell in love with me and I had to leave the farm in the middle of the night to protect my body from him. Prostitutes make no money in France. Even though it is the first time I have ever been poor, I fit easily into the underbelly. My homelessness reinforces my condition, until eventually there is no separation between my skin and the world around me. You can only exist insofar as you are conscious of your own existence. I meet this girl and we fuck each-other every day in an abandoned apartment on the first floor of a building near Canal Saint-Martin. She tells me I am a Cancer and we construct my personality based on my chart. I find out that I am a woman (female) and come to learn about my history based on information that exists outside of myself that is, for the most part, unrelated to me. The illusory self-knowledge is better than nothing but because I am poor, I cannot actualize myself. The only feeling I can hold onto is her fingers in my cunt. If I existed, I would be an artist, but instead I am only a body. My body, who is a Cancer, moves on from the girl I was fucking in the abandoned building near the Canal. Holding onto the illusion of my identity, I take my knife out of my dirty sock and use it to draw a picture into my skin. The scar heals and disappears almost immediately after.
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2020.07.07 22:25 blog_magnolia I made a BuzzFeed quiz, would love it if you guys would check it out and let me know what you think!
2020.07.07 15:47 imsosticky Batman (1989)
This week’s episode, we watched Tim Burton's first Batman film. We discuss comparisons with The Dark Knight, we learn internet reviewers HATE Burton, and we answer some trivia in Remixed version of Zach's Quiz.
Shout out to Buzzfeed for this week's cocktail, The Bruce Wayne
. Do you remember the first time you watched your favorite Hollywood movie? Our Friend, Cameron, hasn’t seen many beloved movies, so we’re aiming to change that. Each episode we pair a classic film with a signature cocktail, as we discuss our opinions, trivia, ratings, and much more. Instagram
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2020.07.07 15:47 imsosticky [COMEDY, MOVIES, REVIEWS] Cocktails & Classics Batman (1989)
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This week’s episode, we watched Tim Burton's first Batman film. We discuss comparisons with The Dark Knight, we learn internet reviewers HATE Burton, and we answer some trivia in Remixed version of Zach's Quiz.
Shout out to Buzzfeed for this week's cocktail, The Bruce Wayne
. Do you remember the first time you watched your favorite Hollywood movie? Our Friend, Cameron, hasn’t seen many beloved movies, so we’re aiming to change that. Each episode we pair a classic film with a signature cocktail, as we discuss our opinions, trivia, ratings, and much more. Instagram
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2020.06.12 16:41 shaoranismybabe i made an love live themed buzzfeed quiz
2020.06.07 11:31 cgibanshee How to Gay 10101010
Hey so I've been wondering whether i'm a lesbian or bisexual for a long time now. This probably sounds stupid but how do you know? I've had crushes on both genders but have only had a real interest in one gal. I mean I don't really think taking the "Am I Gay" quiz from Buzz feed counts as a science so i'd love to know.
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2020.05.28 18:00 rotsoil I live in a town called Beaver Falls and tonight I learned it has a horrible secret [Part 1]
“Hey, look! It’s Doodoo Pyle!”
Before I could turn to see who was cackling, something hit my back hard. I stumbled, my feet catching on the uneven ground I was walking on. I fell face-first into the wet dirt. I looked up in time to see them riding away on their bikes and groaned. Of course. I had
to be wearing a white t-shirt today. My mom was going to kill me.
I sighed and pulled myself up, tried to wipe the dirt off my shirt, and continued on my way to school. It’s all I could do, really. With a name like Dewey Pyle, big ears that stuck out, and huge glasses, I was destined for a life of merciless teasing and bullying. And in a town as small as Beaver Falls, I was never going to escape it.
Beaver Falls is an odd little town. With a population of under a thousand, we’re a bit behind the times, lucky to even have electricity. The phone lines only worked when they felt like it, access to the internet was rare, and hardly anyone had a cell phone because they almost never worked. We all blamed it on the rain.
It was always
raining in Beaver Falls. I’m just a kid, but I’ve never seen the sun shine here. It’s either pouring rain, drizzling, or thick grey clouds block out the whole sky. If you leave town, eventually you’ll see the sun. But most people don’t leave for long. They always come back. Those who do make it out and don’t come back are never heard from again.
Every so often, you can hear yelling and screams from somewhere beyond the town. I’ve heard it my whole life. Sometimes people just stop and stare off in the direction of the screams, a solemn look on their faces. I’ve asked everyone I can about it, but they never give me an answer, just a sad look and tell me not to worry about it.
And then there’s the beavers. I used to think they were a myth, just something parents used to scare their kids.
“If you don’t behave I’m going to feed you to the beavers.”
“If you lie the beavers are going to come get you.”
“Bad kids go to see the beavers, is that what you want?”
But as you get older, you start to realize the beavers are a lot like Santa. They don’t exist. Just something to keep the kids in line.
Or, at least I thought so until I woke up last night. My watch read 3 am. My parents had gotten me a new digital watch last week for my birthday. It was the only thing I’d gotten and it probably cost more than my parents could afford, but I was really proud of it.
The rain was really coming down, and a crack of thunder jolted me awake. I stared at the ceiling, waiting for sleep to overtake me again when I heard something clicking out in the street. I glanced toward my window, the curtains blowing in the wind. I listened hard, waiting to see if I could hear anything besides the sound of the rain pelting the house. I held my breath, half expecting a blood-curdling scream to cut through the night.
Then I heard it again, and my heart dropped. A faint clicking noise, followed by the sound of something heavy being dragged. It was coming closer to the house. I tore out of bed and up to the window, straining to see what was making the noise. I was breathing too heavily to hear anything else. I felt on edge, every nerve of my being waiting. My heart pounded, and my eyes strained to see the slightest movement. But my heart stopped and my insides froze when I saw it.
As something walked into the dim light of a streetlamp, I froze. It was huge and hairy. I blinked and rubbed my eyes, trying to see better but I had left my glasses on the nightstand. I raced back to my bed and pulled them on, but by the time I got back to the window it was too late. Whatever it was, it was gone now.
“Mom! Mom!” I screamed. I was panicking now. It’s here,
I thought. What if it attacked the house? Was it here to kill someone? Would it carry someone off?
But my mom never came. I ran out of my room, down the hall, and into my parents’ room. My dad was snoring loudly, likely passed out with the help of his good friend Jack Daniels.
“Mom! Mom, there’s something outside!” I whispered, shaking my mom.
“Don’t wake your father,” she whispered, her words heavy with sleep. “It’s just the beavers.” She rolled onto her other side and dropped off to sleep again. I wandered back to my bed and sat on it. My head was buzzing with confusion. So much for that,
I thought. Were they real? Did I really see a giant beaver? If they were real, then what did that mean?
IFrom then on I looked at life a little differently. If the beavers were real, then what else was?
Of course, none of my classmates believed me. There was only one school in Beaver Falls, and it was way outdated. It desperately needed repairs, it was overdue for a new roof and it leaked every time it rained. The desks were old and rickety and some of the textbooks were missing pages. We didn’t even have a schoolyard for recess. With all of the rain, there was no point. We spent our lunch and recess in the classroom.
Every year you were stuck with the same kids, through every grade. All the students in each year fit in one room, and one teacher taught everything each class would need. They were tired and overworked, and from the state of it, so was the school. We were in 5th grade now.
“No way, you’re crazy!”
“They’re made up.”
“What’s next, you believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny?” My classmates sneered at me. I hung my head and went back to my desk. It was raining, as usual, so we couldn’t go outside for recess. We were stuck in the same classroom all day. My classmates were so adamant though, had I imagined it?
I was so enraptured in my thoughts about the night before and the beavers, that I’d missed most of the questions on the math quiz that day. Mrs. Wilson handed us our graded quizzes as we left for the day. She gave me a stern look, and a big red ‘F’ glared back at me from the paper. I sighed and started making my way home.
“I’ve seen them too.”
A voice startled me and I jumped, whirling around.
There was a girl leaning against the school right outside the main entrance. She was tall and thin, red curly hair framing her face. She stared at me with cold, brown eyes. She was in my class. Her name was Mary Alice and there were rumors about her having an evil eye, but I didn’t know what that meant. I’d asked my mom once and she yelled at me for spreading rumors and gossiping about other people like a “yenta”.
But her eye did
look pretty bad. The skin around her left eye was gnarled and scarred. The eye itself was white and milky, contrasting her other eye, which was so brown it almost looked black. It made me shudder just thinking about it. No one knew for sure how it had gotten like that, and everyone was too afraid to ask, but the rumors were awful.
“What?” I asked, not sure what she was talking about. The way she was staring at me made me uncomfortable.
“The beavers. I’ve seen them too. My grandma said they come into town sometimes when they get hungry,” she said, pushing off from the wall and walking past me. She turned back and looked at me, tilting her head to the side. “Are you coming?” I just stared at her. She shrugged and continued walking.
“W-wait!” I scrambled after her. “When did you see them?”
“From time to time. They only come at night. My grandma said they used to live here but when humans started settling here they retreated to the forest. She said when they come into town, they’re looking for people who have been bad. They carry them off and they’re never seen again.”
“Where do they go?” I asked. She didn’t answer, but the look she gave me turned my mouth dry. I swallowed hard. We walked in silence for a while, gravel and dirt crunching under our sneakers. It wasn’t raining, but thick clouds in the sky threatened a torrential downpour.
I glanced at Mary Alice, wanting to ask her about something that was nagging me, but afraid of what her answer might be.
“What?” she sighed, not even looking at me. Had she known I was staring at her?
“Does...would your grandma know about the screaming?” I asked. It came out as more of a hoarse whisper.
“She said it’s the bad people.” Mary Alice looked down, like she was trying to choose her words carefully. Her voice was quiet. “She said if you’re bad, the beavers come to get you. They carry you off and then they eat you. The screams are from people being eaten alive. They use your bones to build their dams.”
I suddenly felt sick to my stomach. I wished I hadn’t asked. We walked in silence for the rest of the way. I wondered why she was even walking with me, but I didn’t want to ask. Mary Alice never talked to anyone. Mary Alice didn’t have any friends; everyone stayed away from her because of her evil eye.
When my house came into view, in all it’s dilapidated glory, my heart sank. The house needed a lot of work, but Dad was always too drunk to fix it and he wouldn’t allow Mom to do anything. He said it was “man’s work” but then he just spent the afternoon passed out on the couch. Mom tried to call someone once to come to clean the gutters and it didn’t go well.
And now, as we approached my house, I could see my dad was sitting on the porch with a bottle of whiskey in his hand. Even from where we were, I could see he had a mean look in his eyes.
Mary Alice stopped when she saw him. I stopped too and looked at her curiously. I felt a little embarrassed about the state of my house and my father, but it was pretty common in Beaver Falls. Mary Alice was standing perfectly still; rigid, and tense. She squeezed her eyes shut and pressed her fingers to her temples.
“Hey, are you okay?” I asked.
“I-is that your dad?” She struggled to speak through clenched teeth.
“I… I gotta go,” she said simply. "Whatever happens, don't leave your room tonight. It’ll be over soon." Then she turned and walked back the way we had come. Her words hung heavy in the air. What did she mean? It occurred to me that Mary Alice lived on the other side of town.
I looked back at my dad. There was a cold, hard look in his eyes. I fought the urge to turn and run and instead forced myself to walk closer to my house. Dad could be unpredictable when he drank, and I couldn’t remember a time when he didn’t have a bottle in his hand. Sometimes he just passed out and did nothing, other times he was cruel. Mom always sent me to my room when he was like that.
But sometimes at night, I would hear him crying, telling my mom how sorry he was, begging her not to leave him. I wasn’t sure why we didn’t leave him to rot in this house. I asked my mom once, but all she said was I would understand when I was older. She had an odd look in her eye then, like she was hurt or something.
I walked the rest of the way to the house, trying to ignore my father leering at me. I averted my eyes, but I could still feel his gaze on me.
“Huh, that your girlfriend? A pussy like you, thought you were gay.” He took another swig of whiskey.
I ignored him.
“Hey! I’m talking to you, boy. You ought to show me some respect.” He grabbed at my leg as I continued up the steps to the front door, but missed and fell over, tumbling down the steps and landing on his back on the ground. Whiskey splashed all over the steps, the ground, and my dad. He sputtered as I looked at him. He was pathetic.
“You little shit! You fucking waste of space! Get back here!” He let out a string of curses as I went inside. My mom was in the kitchen washing the dishes.
“Just ignore him, Dewey,” she said, folding me into a hug. She pulled back and looked at me. “Why don’t you go to your room? I’ll bring you something to eat later. Best to just stay out of his way.”
I nodded and retreated to my room, shutting the door behind me. I spent so much time here, sometimes it felt like a prison, but it was the place I was safest from my dad. I sat at my desk and started on my homework. It wasn’t long until I was bored and looking for something else to do. I pulled a comic book from my bookshelf and started reading that instead.
I lost track of how many hours passed. The sound of something crashing somewhere in the house broke my concentration. I looked outside to see the sun had already set. Muffled yelling brought my attention back to whatever was happening in the house.
I got up from my bed and crept to the door, pressing my ear to the crack between it and the doorframe. I wanted to open the door and see what was going on, but Mary Alice’s warning echoed in my head
“Laughing at his drunk old dad? Who does he think he is? Little fucking f*g.” My dad was in another drunken rage, slamming things and yelling at my mom.
There was a pause and my mom spoke quietly, trying to calm him. I couldn’t hear what she said.
“I don’t care! I never wanted him in the first place! He’s a fucking freak!”
There was a crash as my dad threw something and it shattered. More hushed words from my mom, and then my dad stomped down the hall towards my room. Instinctively, I grabbed my desk chair and shoved it under the doorknob. I rushed back toward my bed and slid under it just as my dad’s boots stopped at my door.
I clamped my hand over my mouth, trying to quiet my breathing. My heart raced as I watched the doorknob twist and turn. Then the door shook as my dad slammed his fist on it. I knew if he got the door open, I would be in trouble.
“Alan, stop it!” my mom screamed. There was a crack and then his assault on the door continued. I watched the chair in horror, but it held fast.
“I’m gonna kill him!” my dad roared. I squeezed my eyes shut and covered my ears, trying to block out the yelling and the banging. It was hours before I moved, but the house was silent by then. My watch beeped, indicating it was 11 pm. I had been messing around with the watch right after I had gotten it and programmed it to let me know when it got to that hour, but as much as I tried, I couldn’t figure out how to get it to stop doing that.
I crawled out of my hiding place and removed the chair, carefully setting it back at my desk. I opened my door as quietly as I could. The house was dark, except for the light from the kitchen spilling into the hallway. I tiptoed my way there, careful not to step in places where I knew the floor would creak. I found my mom standing at the sink drinking a glass of whiskey.
“Mom?” I whispered. My voice shook and my heart stopped as she turned to look at me. Red marks wrapped around her neck and a bruise was forming around one of her eyes.
“It’s okay, he’s not here,” she said, setting her glass on the counter. She looked disappointed and tired. “Are you hungry?” I nodded. “It’s going to be better around here, Dewey. I-I’ll talk to him. I’ll make sure he understands he can’t act like that anymore, or he’ll have to leave, okay?” She pulled a plate from the cabinet and started making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I sat at the table, unsure of what to say. The silence was heavy around us while she made the sandwich. She cut the crust off and slid the place in front of me. I took a huge bite. I was ravenous.
“He didn’t mean it, you know. What he said.” My mom looked at me sadly.
“Yes he did,” I said in a small voice. She sighed and took a gulp from her glass. She didn’t say anything else. I finished my sandwich, my mom gave me a hug and a kiss, and sent me off to bed.
In the morning, my dad still hadn’t come home. The bruise around my mom’s eye had turned a deep purple. She set a bowl of cereal down for me at the table when I came into the kitchen. It was Friday, but I wasn’t in a good mood. After last night’s events, I wasn’t looking forward to another weekend my dad would spend drunk.
“Does it hurt?” I asked.
She just shook her head. “Hey, you haven’t mentioned Martin lately, are you two still friends?” I nodded.
Martin was a kid my age, and I guess he was the closest thing I had to a friend, but he could get annoying sometimes. He always
had to be right, and he loved to remind people that he was asthmatic, so he never wanted to play games, but he was also the biggest weenie I’d ever met.
“Why don’t you two have a sleepover? It’s been a while since you hung out,” my mom suggested. A sleepover might not be a bad idea, it would get me away from my Dad.
No rain that morning, just a grey sky. I got to school early and was surprised to see Mary Alice waiting to greet me.
“Did you do your homework last night?” she asked, but there was a look in her eyes like she already knew the answer. I shook my head. “I didn’t think so. Here.” She pulled her own homework out of her backpack and handed it to me.
I looked at her, dumbfounded. “You’re letting me copy yours?”
“Sure,” she said, and then she turned and walked off. I sat down on a bench and got to work quickly.
“Dewey! Was that Mary Alice?”
I looked up to see Martin had come over. “Yeah, she’s letting me copy her homework. Rough night.”
“You know she has the evil eye though, right?” Martin looked panicked as he sat down.
“Yeah, but what does that even mean?”
“I… don’t know. Melanie said if she looks at you with it she can put a curse on you! And Tyler said it means her eye is going to rot and fall out of her head! Chris said it means her grandma’s a witch and she put a spell on Mary Alice when she was still in her mom’s stomach and now Mary Alice can see the dead!” Martin was talking frantically, causing him to breathe heavily.
“Do you really think all that’s true?” I put my pencil down and looked at him carefully. “Don’t you think if any of that is true, something
would have happened by now?”
“Well… I….” Martin scrambled for an explanation but came up blank.
“Seriously man, don’t believe everything you hear. Sure, it looks bad, but you’ve got your own crap to worry about, with your dad and all.” That shut Martin up. The bell rang and I rushed to copy a few more answers before shuffling the papers up and passing them back to Mary Alice as we entered the school. The rest of the day flew by.
“Hey, my mom wants to know if we can have a sleepover tonight,” I asked Martin as we exited the school. The sky was still grey, but a light drizzle was coming down.
“I’m sure my mom will be fine with it,” he said. We both knew “sleepover” was code for “Can you watch my kid for a night? I need a break”.
“Sleepover, huh? Maybe I’ll crash it,” Mary Alice remarked as she joined us. Martin immediately went pale.
I chuckled. “You can’t come to a boys’ sleepover, you’re a girl!”
“I don’t have to sleep
over, but I can still come
over.” She stared at me with cold, unyielding eyes. I could see Martin shaking his head adamantly. “We can go looking for the beavers.”
“What?” Martin and I both said in unison. We stopped in our tracks. My stomach clenched with dread.
“The beavers. We can get proof they’re real. I got a camera last Christmas, we can take pictures of them and prove they really do exist and they’re not just made up. And then those guys at school will stop making fun of you! You guys wanna come to my house today?” Mary Alice said it so casually like we were gonna go to the store to get some pop.
“Dewey! We can’t go to her house! Her grandma’s a witch!” Martin hissed in my ear. Mary Alice whirled around and glared at us.
“Really? You of all people should know better than to spread rumors.” Her voice was ice cold, and Martin turned beet red.
“Sure, we’ll come,” I said, trying to smooth out the tension in the air. “Well, I’ll
come.” And that was how we found ourselves at the door to the witch’s lair. Part 2 Part 3
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2020.04.23 10:34 JustALumpOfClay Type Me
I'm almost completely sure I'm INXX. Over the past few years, I've seen and taken the 16personalities test a few times and always gotten INFP. It wasn't until recently though that I realized it was more than just a glorified BuzzFeed quiz, and I didn't even realize what the letter were for until then either. I had no idea that it was a whole community, and I would always just be like, "huh I'm a Mediator, cool," and then forget about it. When I started to really get into MBTI recently though, I've been questioning whether or not I'm really an INFP, especially since I'm starting to learn that 16personalities is not a very reliable MBTI test. I've taken it a lot more times since I started getting into MBTI, and the last 3 times I got INFJ. Though I had at first considered being INFJ and then dismissed it, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I am. My main confusion is with whether I'm INFP or INTP. I'm pretty sure I'm not INTJ, but most of what I know about INTJ's comes from 16personalities and, like I mentioned earlier, it's not exactly reliable (I know the test isn't reliable, I'm not sure about the descriptions though). Sorry for the long background, but if anyone can help me determine my type, I would be very grateful!
So here's the template questions:
• How old are you? What's your gender? Give us a general description of yourself. - I don't want to be too specific, but I am a female on the younger - mid teen range. I've always been pretty quiet and a bookworm. I'll go between barely reading when I don't have any books I'm very interested in, to reading all day every day when I've found a book that I'm really interested in. When I was younger, I would usually read during recess and hang out with my friends during lunch. My reasoning was that, "recess is short anyways, and we don't do much during then, so I might as well read as much as I can." It got to the point that my mom took my book away. I still sometimes read during brunch if I have a book that I really like. Sorry for rambling, just something I thought might help.
• Is there a medical diagnosis that may impact your mental stability somehow? - I don't have any medical diagnosis. I suspect that I may have OCD, but since I haven't been officially diagnosed, I don't want to make any assumptions.
• Describe your upbringing. Did it have any kind of religious or structured influence? How did you respond to it? - I have not had any kind of religious or structured influence. Neither of my parents are very religious so I never had any strong religious beliefs.
• What do you do as a job or as a career (if you have one)? Do you like it? Why or why not? - I am a student. I say I don't like school, but the grass is always greener, and currently in quarantine, I want to go back. As much as I can get bored in certain classes, it helps me maintain friendships with people I don't really talk to outside of school but still enjoy being around and talking to. School also gives me social interaction without me having to go out of my way to be social
• If you had to spend an entire weekend by yourself, how would you feel? Would you feel lonely or refreshed? - It kind of depends. Most of the time I would feel refreshed. I can very easily spend an entire weekend by myself, I would enjoy it in fact. However, if I had just spent the last three weekends alone and had not hung out with any of my friends outside of school for just as long, I would probably feel a bit lonely.
• What kinds of activities do you prefer? Do you like, and are you good at sports? Do you enjoy any other outdoor or indoor activities? - I have never liked sports very much. I've done a few sports in my lifetime, and most of the time I didn't enjoy it. I don't like the competitive aspect. I want to do sports for fun, and I don't like competing in sports. So the kinds of sports where the entire goal and most of the time is spent to practice for competitions aren't my favorite thing. I did horse back riding for a few years and I liked it because it was fun. I quit once I started losing interest because it felt like I had to start competing or taking it more seriously, but I didn't like the competitions and just wanted to do it for fun, and also I didn't like my instructor.
• How curious are you? Do you have more ideas then you can execute? What are your curiosities about? What are your ideas about - is it environmental or conceptual, and can you please elaborate? - I'm a very curious person and I have a lot of ideas. Yes, far too many to execute. My curiosities mostly lie in how the brain works, psychology and neurology alike. How do dreams work? How do people think? What is the full extent of our brain and how does it work? That sort of stuff and more. My ideas are often about that, art related things, or basically anything. I like to theorize and hear about theories, especially scientific ones as long as I understand what they are talking about.
• Would you enjoy taking on a leadership position? Do you think you would be good at it? What would your leadership style be? - In group projects, I sometimes like to lead, but mostly I don't, but not really? I'm not sure how to describe it. I often give people instructions and am very active in keeping the group running, but I also don't want to be the one people look to for guidance all the time. In terms of a workplace, I probably wouldn't want to be the leader of a team.
• Are you coordinated? Why do you feel as if you are or are not? Do you enjoy working with your hands in some form? Describe your activity? - I don't really know how to answer the "are you coordinated?" part of this question. I do enjoy working with my hands in some form. Woodworking, metalworking, glass blowing, sewing, sculpting, drawing, painting, and the like have always interested me. My main activity is theater and drawing/painting.
• Are you artistic? If yes, describe your art? If you are not particular artistic but can appreciate art please likewise describe what forums of art you enjoy. Please explain your answer. - I am very artistic. I like to draw and paint, mostly with watercolors. I think it's a fun challenge to try and get better at watercoloring. The beauty of watercolor is that it isn't necessarily supposed to be neat. It looks incredible when it is, but there's also a unique beauty about the slight messiness of watercolor. I want to try and improve at mastering that aspect of watercoloring.
• What's your opinion about the past, present, and future? How do you deal with them? - I overthink the past. Far too often I'll find myself thinking, "why did I say that?" about small, unimportant conversations. Heck, I used to get stressed about the tone in which someone would say, "thank you." Thankfully I've mostly moved past that level of overthinking, but occasionally I'll find myself worrying if I sounded too disinterested in the way I said, "good bye." For the present, I like to live in it. I don't like having everything structured out perfectly, so I'm not a fan of organized days. I know what I need to get done, and I just like to live life. In terms of the future, I have plans for it. I have a sort of system of my realistic goals, ideal goals, and dream goals. I want to go to college and study psychology and neurology, and get a job in that field. I want to do research on the human brain, but I also wouldn't mind being a therapist. I used to want to be a freelance comic artist, but I realized that it would be incredibly difficult to make a living from that. So if I get a good paying opportunity to work in that field, I'll probably take it. But if I don't, I'll probably do freelance artwork on the side, mostly as a hobby rather than a job.
• How do you act when others request your help to do something (anything)? If you would decide to help them, why would you do so? - My first instinct is to help them. If I do decide to help them, I do so because why not? If they need my help and I have no reason not to help them, I might as well help them, it's also common courtesy.
• Do you need logical consistency in your life? - I'm not entirely sure what this question means, but yes, I do need some level of logical consistency in my life.
• How important is efficiency and productivity to you? - I have a pretty bad work ethic honestly. I'm a bad procrastinator. Productivity is important to me, I'm just bad at it. Efficiency is more important to me. I want things to be efficient most of the time. If there's an easier, faster way that something can be done that produces the same or similar results, then that method should be used.
• Do you control others, even if indirectly? How and why do you do that? - I don't know if I control others indirectly. I don't think I do though. I'm usually in the background.
• What are your hobbies? Why do you like them? - My hobbies are art and theater. I like them because I've always been drawn to them for some reason. I don't entirely know why. I like color and expression and stories, so I guess that's why I like art and theater.
• What is your learning style? What kind of learning environments do you struggle with most? Why do you like/struggle with these learning styles? Do you prefer classes involving memorization, logic, creativity, or your physical senses? - I prefer to learn through interactive classes or by teaching myself. I don't like memorization because it doesn't let me really understand a subject. Memorization just teaches me how to do something, not why that something is done in that way, if that makes any sense. I like to be able to understand both the how and the why of a subject because in doing so, I can apply that knowledge to more subjects or to different sub topics within the subject. If I'm not teaching myself, I prefer interactive classes because it allows me to really learn and understand the subject. Hands on learning works well for me in certain classes, such as science, but in others it doesn't do much. Just in general, I don't like to be told how to something and then expected to do it, I want to know the logic behind it and why it's done like that. I'll also add how I feel about certain classes just in case it matters: I like history most of the time because it's a story, I like science because I like to understand things, I like English because I like writing and can express myself much better through it than I can through speaking, I don't really like math because when I understand it I find it boring, and when I don't understand it I start to get stressed about it really easily. I'm also getting interested in computer science.
• How good are you at strategizing? Do you easily break up projects into manageable tasks? Or do you have a tendency to wing projects and improvise as you go? - It depends. For bigger projects I'll break them up into general categories of tasks. For smaller projects I tend to improvise as I go. I don't usually have a strict plan to stick to though. I'm strategic, but I don't plan out every little detai.
• What are your aspirations in life, professionally and personally? - I have mentioned my professional aspirations in earlier questions, so I'll go straight to my personal aspirations. I want to be more outgoing and have less fear of what other people think of me. It's pretty hard for me to initiate conversations most of the time, so I definitely want to get better at that. In general, I want to get better at socializing naturally.
• What are your fears? What makes you uncomfortable? What do you hate? Why? - Simpler fears I have are of spiders and the dark. The biggest ones though are of being forgotten by my friends, that no one actually likes me, and that maybe I deserve to have no one like me. Things that make me uncomfortable are, well, a lot of things. I'll say that I hate things sometimes, but I don't really, genuinely feel hate for many things. I do feel ridiculous amounts of hatred and anger sometimes in the entitled parents subreddits though lol.
• What do the "highs" in your life look like? - When I'm happy most of the time, when I don't have much internal conflict, and I have something to regularly look forward to.
• What do the "lows" in your life look like? - When I'm constantly worrying and doubting myself.
• How attached are you to reality? Do you daydream often, or do you pay attention to what's around you? If you do daydream, are you aware of your surroundings while you do so? - I daydream very often. I don't go a single day without daydreaming or zoning out. All too often in boring classes I'll completely go into my head and not notice anything for a bit. I'm attached to reality, but it's more like I'm attached to a very long rope that tethers me to reality. I rarely break that rope, but I'm often on the edges of its length.
• Imagine you are alone in a blank, empty room. There is nothing for you to do and no one to talk to. What do you think about? - I think about anything. But if I were to be in a blank, empty room, I would probably wonder why I was there, how I was there, who put me there, and how do I get out.
• How long do you take to make an important decision? And do you change your mind once you've made it? - I don't think I've made enough important decisions in my life to entirely know, but I can be pretty indecisive sometimes.
• How long do you take to process your emotions? How important are emotions in your life? - Sometimes I'll sit myself down in my room and process my emotions. Usually I'll have to give myself a somewhat aggressive pep talk to really process my emotions and let go of some of them. My emotions are very important to me. But they can sometimes be very bothersome. It gets tiring to be constantly overthinking everything and wondering if people actually like me and whether or not I'm actually that good of a person.
• Do you ever catch yourself agreeing with others just to appease them and keep the conversation going? How often? Why? - Not really agreeing, but just avoiding the topic. Some of my friends say some stuff I believe is wrong to say, but they haven't listened to me in the past, so I just won't say anything and move on with the conversation to avoid pointless conflict.
• Do you break rules often? Do you think authority should be challenged, or that they know better? If you do break rules, why? - I don't often break the rules. Once I did something to spite a small, silly school rule, but I don't intentionally break the ruled. I believe that authority should be challenged if they have proven that they don't know better.
I want to add something about how I socialize because there weren't many questions about that here and I think that it might help? I like to be around people and to socialize, but it tires me out and I'm just generally really bad at it. I definitely like my time alone, but I'm perfectly happy to spend time with other people if it's not for too long. Talking just doesn't come naturally to me. The best way I can describe it is that when someone talks to me, there's a deck of cards inside my head. Each card has a word on it to put together a response, but I have a hard time putting those cards together in time. Because of this, I think that I can sometimes appear to be disinterested in a conversation just because my responses seem dull or forced. It's the same, if not worse, when texting. I love to talk to people, but I just kinda suck at it. Also, I'm a pretty private person. I feel a lot of emotions very deeply, but I am still logical, creating systems in my head and constantly working to rationalize and sort out my emotions. I don't express many of my emotions outwardly. If anything, I think I sometimes have a somewhat hard time expressing how I feel outwardly. I worry that I can come off an disinterested about someone's achievement when in reality I'm happy for them, or that I don't appreciate a gift, when I really do truly enjoy it and am grateful for it. Certain things just feel more forced for me.
Sorry for this being so long and that I rambled so much! And I'm also sorry if none of this made sense, it's like 1:30 right now so my writing isn't at its best. Thank you if you read the entire thing or even any part of it at all. If you have any clarifying questions or want me to shorten something for you, please don't hesitate to ask, I'll be happy to answer! Thank you and have a good day!
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2020.04.11 07:11 LAnative12345 Why yes, Buzzfeed, I'd love to avoid sleep and take this quiz!
2020.04.01 03:46 raybeecee My friends and I made a Love is Blind BuzzFeed quiz! Help us out to try and make it go viral!
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2020.03.03 21:11 dootingdaily Eugenia and her family (a comprehensive list)
This is a list of all the times Eugenia interacts with or talks about her family in her youtube videos. If it is italicized
that means it's in her words (or a shortened version of her words), not mine. Otherwise it is me explaining what's happening in the video. I will add notes in parenthesis for anything that needs additional explanation. Some things might not be outright related to her family specifically but are implied to be or are in general points of interest. If any videos do not have any particular points of interest and are basically just what the title of the video is, I will not have any notes added to it. Anything from her streams will be added at the bottom of this list since I have no way of knowing when exactly they happened.
If you are wondering why I am doing this(aside from the fact that I have the time to do this while I'm working), it is because I believe Jaclyn Glenn, Eva Demuro, Frank Gioia, Jessie paege, and David Micheal Frank. I believe them when they say she is in immediate danger from her family, and that her family has a script they feed to the police whenever a wellness check is called. I also don't think that group of people is prone to lying about something like this, and although Frank and Jessie did not publicly speak about it, they were involved with getting her help and I would assume if they disagreed with Jaclyn they either would not still be friends or I think we would have heard something about it because it is
a serious accusation to make. I also don't think any of us really know the level of abuse that happens in that house either, even Jaclyn and Co, although I think they have a much better idea than most of us do. There has been a lot of speculation and a lot of theories about everything for a long time and while I don't think this list will completely piece things together, hopefully it will prove to anyone who has any doubt that something very wrong is happening in that household. Jaclyn said it was important to keep heat on the mother. That is what I am doing.
Please let me know if anything is misplaced, incorrect or if you know the appropriate or approximate date. Some of this may be written in a confusing way, so please ask for clarification if you're having a hard time understanding it. Sorry for how long this is going to be, I will be trying to make this as concise as I can.
- "Draw my life" (now deleted) - 6/19/13 - For the first year of her life her mother kept her in a car seat and she was always trying to look around and wonder how to get out. She also didn't sleep much as a baby. In elementary school her teachers told her mom that she was too obsessed with Bratz dolls and suggested she take riding lessons instead. Her mom got her more bratz dolls instead. Her mom took her all over the place; the bahamas, pittsburg, las vegas to see the Jonas Brothers concerts. She also went to New York a lot and loved the city. She missed school 'here and there' for it but didn't like school. She once had a counselor say he wanted to be a father figure to her and she thought it was weird and creepy. She liked to shop a lot more than be at school and she got into modeling and then got into younow, then youtube. Her mom and her were very close and not in an incest way.
- "Ask Eugenia" - 3/23/13 - She goes to disneyworld a lot, but it's entirely because of her brother because he is obsessed with disney. Her biggest inspiration is her mom because she is an amazing person. She is currently living in new york.
- "How to be annoying" (now deleted) - 7/5/13 - Eugenia's brother is shown dancing outside, on a public sidewalk, twice during the video. He's also shown mimicking trying to braid a stranger's hair.
- "Christmas in July" - 7/12/13 - Eugenia walks around downtown in Greenwich CT with high heels, a tank top, short shorts and a santa hat on. Her mom or possibly father films her going up to people to tell them Merry Christmas and to ask them if they are excited about Christmas. Most of them seem uncomfortable and don't want to respond to her. She is clearly very underweight and it's also July. It comes off very much so like she's just harassing people and filming them when they don't want to be filmed.
- "Bothering People at the Beach" - 8/2/13 - Her mom or possibly her dad films her talking to people at the Beach. She is wearing very similar clothing to the previous video, but without the hat or shoes. Some of the interactions; she asks a family if she can join their day at the beach and the dad says 'No...Sorry....It's a private family day...", the family is visibly confused. Then she approaches a mother and son, and the mother says to eugenia "You know, you look very-" and the film cuts, and then it zooms in on the boys face while the mother is talking and the boy looks disgusted/upset/angry, this is the only interaction that is cut during the middle of an interaction. She then goes up to an older man (approximately 50) and asks if he's single, he pauses and then looks to the camera and smiles in a confused and irritated way, and then says no his wife is over by the parking lot. She then tells him to check out her dating website called Eugenia Dating and if he has any single friends, to tell them to look it up. She then goes up to three women and asks them if they are looking for anyone to date, and they say no and that they are at the beach with their kids. She then asks if their kids are looking to date and that she has a younger department on her website if they are interested in starting to date. One of the mothers looks visibly angry and the other two look confused. There are several more encounters with people who are uncomfortable and don't know how to respond with a lot of them staring directly at whoever is recording. At the end of the video Eugenia says she pissed a lot of people off and got yelled at a few times but did this for her fans. Side note that throughout the video you can hear the person behind the camera laugh.
- "My First Time" - 8/23/13 - Her first kiss was with two guys at a hotel. They asked her to come to a party and she didn't want to say no and then they both started to kiss her even though she didn't want to. Then her mom came in and said "Okay, we're going"
- "Crazy Obsessed Disney Fan" - 11/6/13 - She mocks being a really crazed and obsessed disney fan (her mom and brother are obsessed with disney)
- "Why parents are annoying" (deleted video) - 11/29/13 - Eugenia references different things that annoy her about her parents. Notable from this video is that Eugenia says her parents don't like her spending all her time in her room on the internet. Also, her parents will often come into her room without knocking. She also mentions rape in reference to when it's okay to swear at someone.
- "Awkward Situations" - 2/24/14 - She talks about awkward situations. Some are; when her mom wants to go to playlist (I think this is the first time we see the mom). When she is sitting alone in her room and she looks and sees her brother is staring at her. And when her dad asks her where she's going in life and she don't know how to answer.
- "I'm a crazy person" - 5/5/14 - She went to the hospital for a pain in her side. When she got there they tried to do an ultrasound and couldn't find her uterus or ovaries. She also has been having weird dreams because of things that happened to her recently, dreams about police coming into the house with guns, and her dog raping her.
- "My Insane Family Members" - 5/12/14 - Her family is insane and creepy. Her dad doesn't remember her birthday or her brothers birthday but possibly knows her moms birthday. Her grandma calls to say happy birthday or happy [holiday] when it's not even that day. Her brother loves disney so they go to disney a lot. Her grandma is obsessed with hannah montana and wanted to see it on tour and her grandma cried when eugenia's mom wouldn't buy her (grandma) a hannah montana ticket. She only really sees her grandma in terms of family members outside of her brother, mom, and dad. A couple of times she has seen her aunt and uncle and they always tell her to leave the internet because it's bad for her. Whenever her aunt and uncle go on vacations they go and 'tour' grocery stores. Her grandma's front door lock is broken and has been for years so she just puts a chair infront of the door. Her grandma also calls the police and fire department and asks them pointless questions like what the weather forecast is or the directions to get somewhere. Her mom freaks out a lot and screams when she thinks she lost a credit card or receipt, even though it's always in her purse. Her dad read all the twilight books and loved them, even the sexual one.
- "Things that annoy me" - 7/28/14 - She doesn't like when people barge into her room without telling her. She doesn't like when people are really mad and start yelling at her and blaming her for things that have nothing to do with her. When she's on her phone and people are looking over her shoulder and seeing what she's doing.
- "Weird dreams" - 8/18/14 - A dog raped her in a dream, her legs were open and instead of trying to close them she would try to jump up to stop the dog from getting inside her but it didn't work. She has a lot of dreams where she dies or is killed. She had a dream where her parents got into a fight and she took her moms side and her mom warned her that her dad has anger issues and to be careful, and then her dad pushed her off the eiffel tower and killed her. Her mom told her they needed to go on a necrophilia ride at an amusement park. She has lots of dreams of her teeth falling out.
- "Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS" - 8/23/14 - She is wearing a croptop and short shorts. Her mom pours the ice water on her and laughs while Eugenia screams.
- "Why School Sucks" - 9/1/14 - Kids who were popular in school and graduate aren't usually very successful later in life. Most things you learn in school don't apply to real life. Uniforms suck. Teachers are mean. (Eugenia dropped out of school her freshman year)
- "Talking about random things" - 11/3/14 - She is in florida on vacation at disney. There was a disney halloween party and her brother desperately wanted her to be penelope from wreck-it ralph and she didn't really want to be but did it anyways.
- "I got new underwear and teeth" - 5/18/15 - She went to new york because she had to 'do something' and while she was there her mom went shopping and bought her a bunch of stuff and told her to open it on camera. The things she opens are; 3 clear plastic drawers, an oil diffuser, an incense burner and incense (she is confused about all of these and is concerned about the incense because it requires fire to start it). She also opens a bag with one of those windup chattering teeth toys. Last she opens a victoria's secret bag that has 2 bras, 5 lace thongs, and two pairs of leggings. She is relieved when she gets to the leggings that they aren't more thongs.
- "Crazy apple store experience with my dad" - 12/28/15 - She talks about how she went to the apple store with her dad and her dad didn't know how anything worked despite having an iphone. She says when she was younger, before she had her own appleID, she used her dads.
- "Lost in Disney World" - 1/8/16 - She is walking by herself around Disney. She shows stuff at the store but mentions she didn't bring any money with her. Later her mom calls her and tells her she can't go to the magic kingdom because disney is "on high alert" and she needs to go back to the hotel and Eugenia doesn't know what she's talking about because everything seems fine. She tries to go on the monorail but her mom tells her she can't, it's dangerous and she has to walk back.
- "Making my mom emo" - 1/25/16
- "My mom turns me preppy" - 2/8/16
- "Turning my dog emo" - 2/20/16
- "My mom turns me into a disney princess" - 3/21/16
- "Teaching my mom how to dab" - 4/11/16
- "Turning my mom into shrek" - 4/25/16
- "Creepy princess Fiona transformation with my mom" - 4/28/16
- "I ruined my mom's birthday"- 5/28/16 - She goes to the store with her mom on her mom's birthday. Her mom is buying flowers because she loves flowers. At the end of the video Eugenia is standing in the parking lot and says she ruined her moms birthday because as they were leaving the flowers fell out of the cart and broke and apparently her mom freaked out and blamed Eugenia for it even though she says she wasn't anywhere near them when they fell and that her mom was currently back in the store to try and exchange them.
- "My house is haunted" - 7/6/16 - She tells the story of a guy mostly dressed in red randomly coming in the house when she was 3 years old, and yelling at him to "get out". Eugenia's mom says no such guy existed. (In streams, I believe she said this guy, dressed in a "drummer boy" outfit, actually came into her room, not just the house)
- "Making my mom anime transformation" - 7/10/16 - She turns her mom into Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul. In the beginning her mom says she's not wearing the jacket for the outfit because it's 93 out, she mentions that's okay for Eugenia to wear a jacket but not the kind of weather for her to wear one in. At one point while Eugenia is putting white facepaint on her mom, her mom says 'I could go to a halloween party as jack skellington. well...maybe not me, but you could....i could go as the boogeyman though"
- "Text pranking my mom with Justin Beiber's 'sorry' lyrics" - Her mom thinks she's suicidal or drunk from the texts or thinks something happened to buzz. She then calls her mom and her mom is freaking out, and then Eugenia tells her it's all a joke and her mom laughs and says 'you got me' (it's hard to tell if her mom genuinely knew this was happening or not. imo it did seem pre-planned)
- "Apartment Tour" - 11/21/16 - Video tour of Eugenia's first California residence. Eugenia rementions family keeping the temperature low and the ac is on a lot. Says also how her brother makes her leave her room early in the morning regularly so he can use her bathroom to get ready for college (she said in streams there's another bathroom he could use, but he likes using hers better). He also leaves his clothes on her floor and plays video games in the room when she's not there. He takes his video game system out of the room when he's not using the tv (showing he possibly doesn't like Eugenia using his stuff). She also can't film the whole apartment because her brother is there (and her mom) and that he doesn't like ever being on camera.
- "I was kidnapped storytime" - 12/23/16 - She talks about how someone tipped the police that she was kidnapped by her parents when she was 15, brainwashed, and is being held hostage. She mentions that she has been "swatted" before and her door is still broken from when that happened.
- "My grandma does my voice over" - 1/8/17
- "Doing my moms makeup" - 1/26/17
- "Teaching my mom internet slang" - 3/30/17 - Eugenia is in the hallway with her mom and teaches her internet slang. Something of note in this video is a key left in a bedroom doorknob to the right of the screen.
- "Try on haul dog edition" - 4/23/17 - Eugenia and her mom are in the same hallway as the internet slang video. They are both wearing different clothes. The key is still in the doorknob.
- "Doing my grandma's makeup" - 7/1/17
- "Playing with a ouija board with my mom" - 7/8/17
- "Teaching my grandma internet slang" - 7/19/17
- "Curling my hair with a wand" - 8/2/17 - In the background you can hear someone say "I WANT THE MONEY" (Eugenia has said in her streams it's her grandma wanting money from a "lost purse" the family believes doesn't exist(the tone of the voice sounds much closer to her mom, I would say, however). People also believe they hear "You're Gonna Kill Her" prior to the "I WANT THE MONEY" audio, but it's hard to make out. Eugenia's facial expressions in this video also seem to indicate nervousness on her part.)
- "I can't believe I'm this stupid" - 8/8/17 - Eugenia's mom gives her a quiz on some common knowledge type questions. Eugenia gets some easy questions wrong, but at the end of the video mom says she's satisfied with Eugenia's performance.
- "Going to disneyland for halloween" - 9/26/17 - Eugenia says she practically lives in disneyworld because her brother loves disney. You can see her brother and mom in the reflection of the window behind Eugenia. They are both standing on the sidewalk looking like they are waiting for a bus to pick them up. The brother is swaying back and forth.
- "My mom buys my halloween costume" - 10/27/17
- "Dressing my mom up for halloween" - 10/29/17
- "My dog tries on halloween costumes" - 10/31/17
- "My mom buys my outfits" - 11/7/17
- "Mad libs with my mom" - 11/21/17
- "My mom does my hair" - 11/25/17
- "73 questions with Eugenia cooney vogue parody" - 11/29/17 - Eugenia is at the Hyatt in Anaheim (where she stays when she goes to disney) with her mom. Her mom 'interviews' her and asks her questions that Eugenia doesn't know how to answer like "where do you see yourself in 10 years". Eugenia struggles to answer most of the questions and tries to give the easiest answers possible. Her mom sounds like she's in some kind of light-hearted but detached state of mind.
- "Jeffree Star holiday collection 2017 try on with my mom" - 12/14/17
- "What I got for christmas 2017" - 12/26/17 - She says most of the stuff she is showing she bought for herself because she doesn't like to ask for things for christmas.
- "Using Tinder with my grandma" - 1/4/18
- "Trying on different face masks" - 1/28/18 - Her mom tries on face masks with her.
- "Switching lives with my mom" - 4/11/18 - They dress as each other and then go to the store. Her mom makes a comment (pretending to be Eugenia) that she's always cold. Then later Eugenia tries to take an empty garbage bin from the street back to the house and can barely do it. Her mom laughs while filming her.
- "I can't believe this happened" - 4/22/18 - She goes shopping with her mom. In a thrift store her mom finds a bikini to try on and Eugenia tries it on in the middle of the store. People stare. Her mom silently films her.
- "There's nothing I can do" - 8/17/18 - Her mom silently films her while she tries to throw a basketball and a football. She can barely do either.
- "Full face using my mom's makeup" - 9/14/18 - When she applies her moms concealer it makes her look orange. At first her mom laughs but then says she's like malibu barbie.
- "Shopping in boston" - 1/8/19 - While she tries on clothes in the dressing room you can see right before she cuts it that her mom is handing her more clothes to try on in between each outfit. Towards the end of the video it seems like something happened because her mom looks distraught as they walk to the next store. Then at the very end of the video Eugenia says she's gonna try and get an uber back, giving the impression her mom left her there. Eugenia seems upset but detached.
- "Shopping spree for under $100!" - 1/13/19 - Eugenia's mom appears. Later she talks about her home thermostat being set at cool 67 degrees and not being able to sleep because of it. Eugenia's eyes also look very tired.
- Eugenia tells her mom someone called her Skeleton Queen and she asks her mom what she thinks. Her mom kinda chuckles and says "yeah, it fits"
- Eugenia is in a hotel room streaming and says she has to go because "person" is here (her brother). Her mom can be heard in the background yelling "WHERE IS MY PURSE". While Eugenia is saying goodbye her mom tells her to hurry up and get off.
- When someone sends police to her house her dad tells her there's 4 cops downstairs that want to talk to her right now. Her dad sounds pissed off.
- It's Eugenia's birthday and her dad comes in while she's streaming and says she looks good and doesn't look a day over 14. Eugenia laughs nervously. When her dad first walks in she seems to warn him that she's live
- Her dad opens the door and pops his head in and asks her how her foot is doing. She says "Wh-why do you think something is wrong with my foot?" He says, "You hurt yourself when you-you came of your-" Eugenia looks back at the camera before turning back to her dad and saying, "...No I didn't hurt myself" and he says "Oh, are you filming?" She says, "I'm on younow" and he says "You look good" she says thanks and then he says he doesnt want to disturb her and then leaves.
- From a little over 3 weeks ago (early February), Eugenia's mom telling Eugenia to order something cheaper, then saying nevermind. A demonstration of Eugenia and her mom being tight with their money.
- At one point when she was younger her brother pushed her down a short flight of stairs and then he told their mom she pushed him down the stairs. He bruised himself somehow and it looked like she did it so she got in trouble and got locked in her room. Years later her mom knows Eugenia is telling the truth.
- In her CT home, Eugenia tells a story of how she has to sleep on the sofa due to her brother sleeping on a sofa that Eugenia's mom usually sleeps on, and the mom thus using Eugenia's bed. Eugenia also tells story of how her parents haven't slept in the same bed for a long time.
- She moved to LA so her brother could go to school for animation.
- Her brother drew her as a (what appears to be naked) Bratz doll.
- In December, 2012, Eugenia's dad was caught drunk driving in a vehicle with heavy front damage and riding on its rim.
- 4-7-12, One of numerous prank call streams where Eugenia mentions turtle rape and continues sexual prank call with a 14 year old while she is nearing 18 years old
- 3-3-15, Eugenia said on her twitter that her brother asked if she posts nudes on snapchat
- 7-10-13 Eugenia makes a tweet saying "These lights are legit starting to creep me out. Like I hope I'm not gonna be abducted. WHAT IF THE ALIENS RAPE ME OR SOMETHING?!"
- 3-3-15, Eugenia tweets "My brother just asked me if I post nudes on snapchat omg XD"
- Eugenia's brother still has a public tumblr which he hasn't used since March of 2015. He goes by the same name on there as he does on twitter and instagram (which are private). It shows he's into A LOT of the same stuff Eugenia likes (Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Hero 6, PowerPuff Girls, Spongebob, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon).
- Eugenia is now taking acting classes at her home that her mom signed her up for.
I will likely continue to edit/add to this as I slowly comb through videos again for anything I missed. Huge thank you to u/MissHannahMinxFan201
for helping fill in a lot of the blanks and for adding some information I wasn't even aware of!!
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2020.02.11 21:57 calmingchills What Glossier Product Are You!?
Hi everyone!! I made this quiz for a marketing course exploring BuzzFeed as a medium (obviously I'm not gaining anything financial or whatever from this). I would love if you guys could check it out. Let me know if you think it is accurate or have any other feedback!! I'm Cloud Paint. :)
The quiz is essentially choosing different aspects of a Valentine's Day brunch and then you get your result!! https://bzfd.it/379wChr
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2020.01.23 12:42 smcadam Northlands Session 34. Bears and Boreas
This session the players were:
Felix, fallen human Paladin seeking to kill Thor.
Bjorn, cheerful dwarven fighter, called on for apparently stealing the name.
Ruko, Tabaxi Kensei Monk, invested in fortune and glory.
Strong, temporarily, an Air Genasi Storm Sorceress with a love of animals.
Where we’d left off we were concluding some downtime before the party ventured to encounter Bjorn Kongur, the Bear King, and so Strong during her eight weeks continued to try and track down and feed the pegasus they had released from the dungeon. Given the year is now entering December, the abundance of food did draw the Pegasus to roam near their keep, but still refused to be her pet.
On december 21st, the shortest day of the year, as predicted, a messenger arrives to guide them- he is a full armoured knight riding a bear with a strange echoing voice. Not quite trusting him, Felix sidles up, and realizes that the rider, the knight is basically a scarecrow- the Bear is the sentient one, the one in charge.
Still, he wants it to be kept secret, and they oblige, heading off with him to some local woods through the thick snow where he begins to lead them through game trails. And past a tree they recognize. And past it again, half an hour later. They’re going in circles, but it seems to work eventually, as they begin to see red leaves through the fir trees, the buzzing of bees and maple trees.
Somehow they find themselves approaching an autumnal crag, with all manner of strange fey around- humanoid bearfolk, tiny pixies and sprites, glamorous eladrin and other stranger beings. The weirdest is called Nuckelavvee, a skinless humanoid grated out of the back of a skinless horse who growls at them as they pass.
In the centre of it all, they’re lead to Bjorn Kongur, the Bear King himself, a huge man swathed in furs with clawed hands, yellow eyes and a crown of mistletoe, sitting on a throne of branches eating a pot of honey. He welcomes them happily enough, and explains the reasons for their summons- their half elf followers disturbed some of his beehives while fighting other fey and giants on their mission, and so he’s kept half of them as hostages.
The hostages do seem in good spirits, rather drunk and remarking that it has been a hell of a week, despite it being eight weeks since they were captured.
He also orders Bjorn to give up the name- the dwarf, the groundling is clearly not a bear, and so unworthy of having bjorn for a name- he’s not even the hairiest member of the party. When he refuses, the King invites them to take part in some games, some trials, to win back their half elf followers from the rivals who would dearly love to slay them. It seems that a number of Wild Hunt, evil fey, had battled the half elves, but have also been held here in the Bear Kings hospitality until the half elves leaders came to handle the dispute. Plus, maybe Bjorn can prove himself worthy of his name?
They agree and enjoy a great meal, all roasted meat and ale, though Felix avoids eating anything, fearing stories of fairies, and Bjorn drinks nothing. Then the King explains that he will tell them of Five Trials- games of Guts, of Strength, of Speed, of Voice and of Mind. Guts and Speed are one man challenges, while the others are team based.
They decide to begin with Guts while they’re here and it its revealed to be a drinking contest of some of the most potent spirits the Bear King has- Bjorn, still sober, is sent up from the GOATs, while a goat-man, a drunkard faun is sent up on behalf of the Wild Hunters. While some go down better than others, the mead makes Bjorn feel slow and groggy, the Faun is burned by some vodka, the two actually manage to finish all their drinks and fall unconscious together at the same time.
The Bear King laughs at their sleeping forms and calls up another member of each team for a tiebreaker as he pulls a small vial of something from his robes- this time Felix stands up, facing a huge six legged centaur begin, and each take a sip of this new concoction. It is delicious , weighty and strong, and Felix enjoys it, while his opponent abruptly turns into a polar bear cub.
One victory for the GOATs.
Strong, ever an animal lover, asks to try the strange potion too, and turns into a bear cub too.
Next comes the Trial of Speed, where Ruko steps up and facing him is a tiny blue Quickling from the Hunt. The Bear King gestures to a path around his glade, and explains they must be the first to complete three laps without leaving the track, then they begin.
Now, Ruko is bloody fast, he can average around 150 ft a round, but the Quickling is obscene. It darts forwards, giggles, taunts him, and then runs further ahead again. And it seems that its not the only competitor- Felix notices some other Wild Hunters moving off to other stages in the track, and catches the Nuckelavee trying to heft a log across the path. He offers to help, and shoves the horrid skinless monster with the log, but Ruko finds himself having to jump by and navigate other obstacles- an old lady crossing the path, a pair of Bearfolk apparently moving a pane of glass across it, and the drunkard faun sloshing oil over one stage.
Felix takes advantage of the last, and waits there until the Quickling is approaching, before taunting the faun into headbutting him. As soon as he does, a Hellish Rebuke is unleashed, and what was simply oil combusts into an inferno, catapulting the charred form of the Quickling out of running. Without his opponent, its easy for Ruko to finish. His foes are furious- how dare he almost kill their Quickling, but Felix points out that noone ever said it was illegal, and the Faun did attack him first.
A second victory for the GOATs.
Third, a team game, comes the Trial of Strength where both parties are shown into two identical caverns. Both hold a horrendous mutated giant, a Formorian, captured during its raids on the forest, and the Bear Kings game is simple- kill your enemy before the other team kills theirs.
Both teams crush them in two rounds. Despite Strong still being an adorable little bearcub.
Another draw, another tie, the Bear King growls, wondering how to resolve this one, when a voice perks up from the Wild Hunters.
“We triumph in the Trial of Wits.”
“Alright then, two victories for the Hunters, two victories for the GOATs.”
Felix is outraged, immediately demanding to know what the hell that was, but the bear King simply explains- he said he would tell them of five Trials, but that didn’t mean there were just five. The Trial of Wits was a challenge to realize there was a secret trial, and say you had won it- it is the Wisdom portion of this game, compared to the constitution, dexterity, and strength they’ve now cleared.
The GOATs claim their score is three one nonetheless.
Next is the Trial of Voice, which is hardly in character- the teams are given cards with words on them, like Winter, Giant, Bear, and the like, and have a minute for their allies to guess the word based only on the noises they make, not acting or words.
I’ve got to admit, this is a fun little party game called Soundliscious I got over Christmas, and I had intended for them to have two performance checks they could roll if they didnt want to do it, but they crushed them so well we did an extra round of harder words just for fun. Turns out DnD players are pretty good at sound effects.
The other Hunters did not do quite so well, the Nuckelavee just roared for every card, and so they didn’t beat the GOATs perfect score.
Goats have three victories, hunters only two. Or Four-One in Felix’s head.
Last, and simply for fun given their triumph, comes the Trial of Mind which is a quiz conducted by a familiar figure. Eirwyn was a Snow Maiden, a half Fey woman they once rescued from some hags, who was unable to feel anything, and so her neutral attitude makes her a rather cold quizmistress.
All of the questions are about their adventures, but its late and they begin to get them wrong, but discover some crucial details as she corrects them. For one thing, the date is now the 31st of the December, almost the 1st of January thanks to feywild time shenganigans. Secondly, the Bear King needed to finish this tonight for he falls into hibernation afterwards, and a new King of Winter takes control. Thirdly, said King of Winter is Boreas, the North Wind, Eirwyns father.
The party, despite failing the quiz, immediately rush, realizing they need to get out of here before a new, worse archfey takes control at midnight, and dash back through the falling Autumn leaves to the Bear King where he’s beginning to doze on his throne. He congratulates them, it was a very amusing evening and they proved their worth- so much so that he is happy to bless Bjorn to keep his name, and awards them with six large enchanted healing pots of honey as well as a strange box. They thank him, and feel a chill in the air as snow begins to fall. Their half elves, somewhat drunk, and rounded up and the expanded crew dash out of the withering glade as they see the Bear King fall asleep, and a horned figure running through the air, leading an Aurora.
That’s the last time they look back. Bjorn flies, Ruko dashes, Felix hurries, Strong returns to herself, and through tree, bramble and leaves they finally burst out of the forest, out into thick feet of snow, overlooking their Keep in the distance.
With a small headcount, they’re missing two half elves, but most have been rescued, and are disappointed to realize they missed their own new years night party. The box of Bees doesnt improve their mood, but they have triumphed again, and a near year dawns.
Not entirely on time, given we played this on the 15th January, but close enough.
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2020.01.19 13:16 llaverna Weekly Round-Up: January 13th - January 19th
Here's everything that happened in the /bangtan realm within the past week, compiled for your convenience! If you have suggestions on how to make this compilation more readable, categorised better, etc. please leave a comment or send me a PM.
The latest weekly round-up can be found in the sidebar of the subreddit. The link to the archive of past round-up posts can always be found in the wiki index.
News & Information Merchandise news
CF & Partnerships
|Date ||Publisher ||Title ||Thread |
|200113 ||K-media ||Cho Yong-man, CEO of Korea Minting and Security Printing Corp. (KOMSCO) said in an interview that they are considering creating a medal to commemorate BTS, who became the first Korean singer to reach the top of the US Billboard charts ||Thread |
|200114 ||Elite Daily ||Lauv Reveals Exactly Why He Had To Collaborate With BTS On "Make It Right” ||Thread |
|200114 ||Metro ||Connect BTS launched in London as BTS join forces with artists from around the world ||Thread |
|200114 ||Evening Standard ||CONNECT, BTS: Korean boyband team up with Serpentine in world-wide free art project ||Thread |
|200114 ||The Art Newspaper ||South Korea’s best-selling boyband, BTS, has launched a series of five major public art projects ||Thread |
|200114 ||Dazed Digital ||What you need to know about BTS’ global free art project CONNECT, BTS ||Thread |
|200114 ||BBC News ||BTS will fly a balloon from London to Seoul ||Thread |
|200112 ||K-media ||"ARMY Scholars" from around the world discuss BTS...Global conference in London ||Thread |
|200114 ||NME ||Inside Connect, BTS – the Korean pop revolutionaries’ incredible global art project ||Thread |
|190526 ||TopClass Chosun ||The People Who Made BTS' Road ||Thread |
|200114 ||The New York Times ||BTS Announces Global Arts Project Featuring Antony Gormley ||Thread |
|200114 ||Rolling stone ||The Two Biggest Pop Radio Stations Barely Played Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ (BTS mentioned) ||Thread |
|200115 ||Forbes ||BTS’s ‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ Sells A Record 3.42 Million First-Week Preorders ||Thread |
|200116 ||Crack ||Connect, BTS: Hans-Ulrich Obrist on the K-pop group’s groundbreaking London exhibition ||Thread |
|200116 ||Forbes ||BTS’s RM Finally Charts His First Solo No. 1 Hit ||Thread |
|200116 ||K-media ||Adam Lambert said, “I got a lot of inspiration from Kpop’s visuals. I saw BTS’s performances. They were so cool and so gorgeous that I got a lot of ideas” ||Thread |
|200116 ||Forbes ||BTS’s ‘Make It Right’ Is The Third-Longest-Charting Korean Song On The Pop Chart ||Thread |
|200117 ||Clash Magazine ||BTS share 'Black Swan' art film ||Thread |
|200117 ||Rolling Stone India ||BTS Drop Haunting New Single 'Black Swan' ||Thread |
|200117 ||Metro ||In a world that dismisses teenage girls, BTS take their fans seriously ||Thread |
|200117 ||NME ||BTS’ new single ‘Black Swan’ is a haunting, melancholy curveball ||Thread |
|200117 ||MTV ||BTS Get Brutally Honest About Their Fears On Haunting New Single 'Black Swan' ||Thread |
|200117 ||TeenVogue ||BTS Releases Powerful "Black Swan" Song and Art Film as First MOTS: 7 Single ||Thread |
|200117 ||TIME ||'Black Swan' included in TIME's 5 Best Songs of the Week ||Thread |
|200117 ||Popdust ||The New BTS Single, "Black Swan," Is a Genuine Masterpiece ||Thread |
|200118 ||K-media ||Starbucks Korea x BTS project took one year to come into fruition. Starbucks USA originally wanted to do the project ||Thread |
|200118 ||Popdust ||Why I Can't Hate BTS Anymore ||Thread |
|200118 ||Stereogum ||BTS' "Black Swan" Art Film Is Nuts ||Thread |
SNS Mentions NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
Other media NOTE: Entries with 💜 have new content directly involving BTS
|Type ||Date ||Thread |
|Charts/Sales ||200115 ||BTS' Japanese Album 'THE BEST OF 防弾少年団 -KOREA EDITION-' has been certified GOLD by RIAJ |
|Charts/Sales ||200115 ||BTS's 'MAP OF THE SOUL:7' has surpassed 3.42 million copies stock pre-orders in one week |
|Charts/Sales ||200116 ||Younha's "Winter Flower," featuring RM, debuts at No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart, earning both artists their first solo No. 1s on the chart |
|Charts/Sales ||200117 ||Black Swan is now the Korean Song with the most #1's on iTunes (88), surpassing PSY's Gangnam Style (86) |
|Charts/Sales ||200117 ||As of 12AMKST, Black Swan has surpassed 300,000 unique listeners in 6 hours on MelOn and is currently ranked #1 (+1) with 87,660 hearts! |
|Streams ||200113 ||BTS's 'IDOL feat. Nicki Minaj' has surpassed 100 Million streams! (22nd song to do so) |
|Streams ||200115 ||Official Charts names BTS's top 40 most-streamed songs in the UK |
|Streams ||200118 ||'Black Swan' debuts with 5,711,631 streams on Spotify in its first day. This is BTS’ 2nd highest debut on Spotify after 'Boy With Luv' (5.94M)! |
|Views ||200116 ||Interlude: Shadow hits 40 million views six days after release |
|Views ||200118 ||BTS's 'Black Swan' Art Film performed by MN Dance Company has surpassed 10 Million views on Youtube |
|Other ||200117 ||BTS’s ‘Black Swan’ is now the fastest song to exceed 50,000 hearts in history on MelOn!(37 Minutes) |
|Other ||200118 ||Dionysus has now surpassed 1 Million Unique Listeners on Genie |
BT21 BT21 merchandise news
Top Discussion Posts
- [+312] What BTS songs have your favorite, most surprising hidden vocals?
- [+125] Those of you who have met/seen BTS live- what was something that surprised you about them?
- [+102] What are Bangtan's Love Languages?
- [+99] Best misheard lyrics
- [+93] Connect, bangtan ver.!
Fanart Here are past week's top 5 fanart posts from their new home, /heungtan!
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2019.12.29 23:24 Galactica98 Want to write a novel, any suggestion would help.
This is my first time posting and I really want to improve my story writing. I would love to hear any feedback WARNING: IT'S LONG
first 10 pages of what I wrote so far.
For the past couple of nights my sleep has been very disturbed. Whole weekend my neighbor’s dog barking kept me awake. Sometimes I feel like the dog has visions of something, it keeps barking around 3 in the morning every time. Even though we live in a safe neighborhood, with no crime and intruders. Last night my test anxiety kept me up for most part of the night. I have this big exam coming up and want to do my best. After all good grades will get me to my desired job. Anyways I think I can sleep well tonight and wake up early to attend my classes. I live 20 mins away from campus, so I must wake up an hour before class to catch the bus. Dorm was not my interest which is why I live in a small home close to campus. I made my bed and made my bag ready for tomorrow morning. I’m the type of guy who keeps everything prepared before time to avoid forgetting items. When I was growing up my father would always do this before work, which is what I imitate now. I would say that it has helped me in life, it makes me look organized and responsible. It was getting late and I pulled the sheets over myself while resting my head on the pillow to go to sleep. The moment I went to bed I don’t remember anything and fell into deep sleep stage by completely skipping REM. To be honest I can’t even remember any dreams from last night, I was in some deep sleep. In the morning when I woke up and looked at my phone it was already 9:00. At that moment I felt as if the ground below me had vanished and I fell face down. I can’t believe it I overslept my class was at 8:00. These things would panic me a lot since I never miss any class and have an obsession of being punctual. Back in high school I won prizes for perfect attendance for two years. My eyes couldn’t believe the time and my heart started pumping rapidly. In a panic situation I got up from my bed and grabbed my clothes to get ready, so I didn’t miss the other class at ten.
When I made it to the bus stop, it came to my knowledge that the bus was not going to be there before 9:45. Currently it was 9:15 and if I remember my weather forecast, it was about time for rain to start pouring.
“Could this day get any worse.”
I frowned and looked toward the ash grey sky with helplessness. In that moment of distress an idea struck my mind. What if I called uber and it would take 20 mins to reach campus? Meaning it would be safe enough for me to attend my class, and not get soaked out in rain. The uber came in 5 mins and I sat inside an old rusted van the color of khaki, which was covered in residue of wet dirt. The van inside had a bad odor and it looked as if a tornado came inside the van. The driver had items all over his vehicle, seemed like a person who didn’t care much about being organized. If I had enough money to afford a car, I would keep it fresh and never let dirt get on it. Seriously unorganized people are just a mess; I mean how do they live every day. At least being in the van was better than being soaked waiting for bus. Fortunately, I made it on time to class and sat next to my friend. Susan was a nice friend of mine we had taken some classes together last year and she is also in my Latin class. Latin was the class I missed today and was hoping I didn’t miss too much. Susan was kind of like me who wouldn’t miss classes, so I asked her about it.
“Hey! Was there anything important in Latin today?”
Susan smiled at me and after staring into my eyes she replied with hesitance.
“I’m sorry Adam you missed the surprise test. I was worried that you would not come today.”
When she told me that I couldn’t understand what to say, how was I having such a rough day. What did I do wrong to deserve this? I am a dedicated student who doesn’t miss classes. I just want to enter business to start earning money to get luxurious items, travel exotic places and have a mansion. I couldn’t focus the entire time in lecture and kept thinking about my failure at life, and how will I achieve my dream. At the end of class after saying goodbye to Susan, I went to café for feeding myself since I didn’t have breakfast today.
Roughly an hour later I went to my other class, and after that I had a club meeting to attend. Everything seemed normal and boring as usual. My mind kept wandering to the fact that today’s morning was very rough. Whenever I thought about my morning the only thing, I would do was take a huge sigh, and look down. I felt super miserable, especially knowing the fact that I’m the only child and my parents have tremendous expectations from me. All these thoughts sometimes put a lot of burden on my shoulders, I’m barely 20 and already feeling a myriad of responsibilities. It was around 4:00 and I decided to head home after a long day at college, just to catch up on some chores at home. I started walking down the street to the bus stop, in hope of catching the bus on time to take me home. Even though it was pouring in the morning, by the afternoon it was bright sunny. Summer days were coming to end with fall just around the corner. It was the month of September and it has been mild not too hot. I was satisfied to stand at bus stop in a nice weather. A minute later my peripheral vision caught something approaching me from the right side. I turned my head facing east to see who it was, to my surprise it was a cute girl walking towards me. The girl stopped next to me and positioned her body towards me. When I took a fresh look at her, I recognized her from my Econ class. She had beautiful hair the color of chocolate, and properly straightened. Her grey eyes were unique with bluish taint resembling pieces of nickel. She had a breathtaking smile which would turn any grief into joy. In courtesy I reciprocated her gesture and smiled at her. In my mind I kept thinking that there is no way this cute girl will talk to me, or she is probably taken. I stand no chance in making her impressed she is out of my league, and I have close to no prior experience in relationships. Suddenly during my train of thoughts, the girl confidently initiated the conversations
“My name is Alicia. We are in the same Econ class of Professor Justin. I see you are not a talking person.”
I was not anticipating anything like this to happen, a girl leading the conversation. I chuckled and went to introduce myself.
“Ha-ha, no it’s not like that. I’ve seen you before in class my name is Adam. Nice to meet you. Where are you heading if you don’t mind me asking?”
It was a coincidence that she was heading home also, but in a different town. During this encounter I was making sure to be confident and ace those icebreaker conditions. She was cute, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t come out as a creep. I just kept telling myself to give my best shot because there is nothing to lose. Bus approached the stop, and me being a gentleman I allowed her to enter first. The bus was crowded, so I decided to stand and let Alicia sit down. The moment let her sit down she turned polite and said.
“We can sit together I will scoot over for you.”
When she said that it made me enter this euphoric feeling, my heart was skipping beats and I just didn’t want the moment to end. Now not only did I meet a cute girl, but also found good company. I sat next to her and we had a nice long conversation about our lives. This whole time when I was talking to her she would keep smiling and her eyes never left sight of me. She would speak in such a soft way that it made the environment so peaceful. There were many people on the bus, but it felt like it was just us two focusing on each other. That bus ride was the best moment of my whole day. It felt like she was the cure to my sadness, the type of girl who can make me comfortable and happy. I’ve never felt this strange emotion when someone makes truly makes your day glorious. My stop was approaching and before leaving I asked for her number and without any delay, she typed it on my phone. It was time I departed, and she was going to stay a little longer. She said goodbye and I thanked her for being a great company and waved at her. The feelings I had were too wild, she was a perfect girl who made me feel joyful. My heart was still pumping vigorously as if I ran marathon before getting off the bus. On my walk to the house I kept thinking of her beautiful face and her pleasant personality. I looked up to the sky and smiled thinking that I should be grateful for this day. I should be thanking God for sending an amazing girl who I met today. Now I had forgotten that I had a rough day, or I missed a test. I was like life is supposed to be enjoyed not stressed about meaningless things. Things will come and go let me just enjoy these small beautiful moments, and I probably will be feeling restless the before I meet her again.
Around 5:30 I entered my home it took me longer to get back home because I had some grocery items to pick up. By the time I opened the door my eyes caught sight of the dinning table and I saw Jason sitting on the chair. Jason was my room mate he was a chill dude who is an old friend of mine. Jason and I met each other last year in a class, and we both immediately felt a connection. Our friends refer to us as the non-biological brothers. Both of us treat each other like a sibling and honestly Jason should get more credit than I do. He has always been like a brother to me, helped give me guidance and emotional support in rough times. I remember around Christmas time last year my sister was at the hospital and the doctor told us that she is diagnosed with early stage of blood cancer. I was mentally and emotionally very devastated to hear the news, knowing the fact that my sister is my only sibling best friend in this world. I’ve spent many years with her, and she always made me feel special. During these times of sorrow when me and my family were in severe grief, I got a call from Jason, saying he wants to meet us. I remember on December 27th Justin drove 2 hours to get to my house and spent the whole day being support for us. Fortunately, my sister has been making good progress and she is battling cancer well. Honestly, I can never reciprocate what Justin has done for me and my family, and he is an angel to many others also. Justin was wearing his usual pjs and his blue Golden State shirt. He was staring at his phone and then he turned his eyes towards me and replied with a smile.
“Sup dude, how was your day?”
“You know bro same old how about you?”
Jason replied with a casual gesture and told me that nothing much took place. For a second I felt like telling him about who I met today, but then I felt embarrassed to share it. I just wanted to keep it a secret and enjoy it myself, so I chose to avoid sharing the highlight of my day with Jason. Also, I had a weird feeling that if I told Jason about Alicia he would get interested and try to make a move on her. I knew it was too early, but I wanted to be possessive about Alicia. She is my special girl and I want to make it official before telling someone. I was unloading the grocery bags when I heard Jason say,
“Any reason why you have that smile on your face?”
If I were to name a superpower Jason had it would be that he could read emotions. His academic intention is to study Chemical Engineering, but I think he has a minor in telepathy. I would get nervous when I first met him, but overtime I got used to it and learned to on poker face. In order to avoid the situation, I just told him that a professor complemented my work today. Luckily Jason was not the type of person who would interrogate and become a detective to solve mysteries, so he simple nodded to my reply and resumed doing his thing. I went to my room after eating a sandwich and started working on my assignments. Without even noticing it was already 11:15 and I was getting sleepy, so I decided to close everything and went to bed. Somehow, I was physically tired, but I was mentally really relaxed and my mind kept drifting to the girl. The encounter with Alicia kept playing repeatedly around one in the morning I finally fell asleep and woke up on time to make it to my class on normal time.
The day was Wednesday, and I did have my econ class today around noon. I was excited that maybe I will see Alicia again and talk to her about her plans this weekend. The moment I was about to enter the lecture room I heard a soft voice behind me say,
“Hi Adam! I see you are very punctual to class.”
I looked behind and saw the beautiful face of Alicia smiling at me. If tomorrow she looked cute, then today she looked breathtaking. My gosh she had make-up on, and it was matching her clothes. I gave her a chuckle and told her that being punctual is my priority, we both entered the lecture hall and sat in the middle of the room. During the lecture I was focused on the professor and didn’t say a word to Alicia, because when it’s time to be focused I don’t like getting distracted. To my surprise Alicia looked dedicated with her studies and kept taking notes. I was happy to see that she is very similar to me, so after lecture I started talking to her and gave her an offer to hang out sometime.
“Sure! Where would you like to go out?” she said.
Honestly, I was not expecting her to say something like that because I’ve never taken a girl out before, so without any experience I said the ice cream place. Without a pause she agreed with me and happily accepted it. On side note I was really worried she might refuse the idea, and a girl like her would want something lavish and romantic to please her. Lucky for me she accepted my humble offer and seemed happy. After that she went to her other classes I went to my classes. Rest of that day went well mainly because I got hyped from asking out a girl for first time and it worked. I don’t even remember how long I had a smirk on my face that day, since the only thing I could focus on was her saying yes. On my way back home, I sat on the bus near the window, and gazed the moving traffic outside. In my mind I kept pondering on the thought of being comfortable enough to call Alicia my girlfriend. There is something she likes about me, which is why she felt the urge to initiate the first interaction and now wants to go out with me. I was feeling a sense of pride in myself and believed that I was invincible enough to win her and amuse her with my looks and personality. Before Alicia there was nobody who praised me or made me feel special. The girls I would meet before her would simply friendzone me and never wanted to do anything special together. I was beginning to feel that Alicia entering my life is a good way for me to improve myself. Previously I was never that bold and confident in striking up conversations with a girl. I feel tranquil around her and I do my best to make her feel comfortable around me. Even though when I talk to her one can see her cheeks turn into pink roses, she starts blushing in my presence. On top of all that having Alicia around will be a good way to groom me and help me become a better man.
The time was around six when I reached home and found out that Jason was not home today. Usually Jason would be home prior to me unless he had an evening exam. I walked into the kitchen, dropped my bag on the carpet and started making myself some food. I pulled out a box of lasagna and decided to make it for both of us, so Jason didn’t have to worry about making something when he came back. I enjoyed my lasagna in solitude missing Jason’s company. Our home is small, and it feels lonely when nobody is talking. While I was chewing on the warm cooked lasagna my mind started thinking about how beautiful it would be to have Alicia around. She would be an amazing company to have at a moment like this, her pretty face with the smile, and soft voice would make me really enjoy the moment.
“Ahh! One day Adam, one day this will become reality.”
Just a minute later I heard someone unlock the door and entered Jason. I was excited to see him finally get back home.
“Where were you?” I asked to which he replied in an apologetic way as if he owed me something.
“Sorry dude I had to run to the bank, so I could get some cash out. You know tomorrow there is this charity drive for orphans, and I wanted to donate some cash for the kids to but their favorite toys.” “That’s an amazing cause you are donating for.” I replied.
Like I mentioned, Jason is a selfless person who will go out of his way to make someone’s day. I know that I can never become as good as Jason, but he would feel happy whenever I did something kind. People like Jason are rare in universe, who are selfless and have a smile on their face no matter what. I was wiping my mouth with a napkin after having my dinner when I saw Jason get excited to see lasagna on table. I let him know that I made extra for him, and he thanked me for being considerate friend. At the back of mind, I started thinking that doing small things makes Jason content, he never has high expectations nor lavish requests from others. While Jason was savoring the warm cooked lasagna, I went to my room and started working on my assignments. The first midterm exams were just around the corner, and I was in desperate situation of turning things around. Specially after the recent light of events where I my surprise quiz. I just need to let that leave my mind and start with new focus for this semester.
Moments before going to bed I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth while my phone was being charged. After cleansing my mouth from toothpaste residue, I grabbed my towel and put it up against my mouth to dry my face. I had all the mint flavor occupied in my mouth which made my breath fresh, I was about to pull the charger out when I heard a strong buzz. For a second it made me astonished to receive a message late at night, but when I glanced at phone screen it made me leap in excitement. Alicia sent me a text asking if I was doing something important? Honestly, I was never expecting a girl to initiate with the first text, despite that I only met her a few days ago. I was in a tumultuous state of mind, but mostly happy to finally find a girl who maybe likes me. After 5 minutes of pondering on the idea that Alicia is slightly taking interest in me, I finally decided to respond her back.
“No! but why do you ask.” I texted, to which she replied in a heartbeat “Just wanted to chat for a while.”
The text conversation kept going back and forth just sharing about our day, and I gave her some good laugh here and there. One could confidently say that both of us started developing some chemistry, and maybe the feelings were mutual. Alicia has a charming/extrovert personality plus the beautiful looks. Therefore, I don’t want to lose her and kept chatting with her until one in the morning. She is my special person, and if there is a girl who I want to spend my life with. Hands down without a doubt I would love to spend my entire life with Alicia. Some people have a secret habit, but for me I have a secret obsession to be in love with Alicia. I went to bed and had a sound sleep, but thankfully didn’t oversleep. My first-class today was Latin, and Susan was sitting next to me. I just casually greeted her and focused on what professor was teaching. I don’t want to get distracted, so I can get the grades I want and succeed at life. Susan was the type of girl who didn’t really care about her looks, I have never seen a stroke of makeup on her. She only spent time studying, scribbling notes and asking people questions regarding exams. I agree that education is vital, but at least treat yourself properly. How can you expect someone to like you if you don’t even care about how you look? When I saw Susan in class she looked as if she got out of bed and didn’t even bother changing clothes. On the contrary you can tell that Alicia dedicates time on her aesthetics, she puts decent makeup has a good taste in dressing and takes care of her body. With that being said she also has college on top of work to deal with, but still finds time to make herself look appealing. Those are the type of girls I want to spend time with, who care for themselves. Just like how wise people say,
“If you can’t care for yourself how do you expect another person to care for you.”
Anyways after class Susan walked to me and insisted that before the exam we should study together. Currently I didn’t want to spend any time with another chic, unless it was Alicia. Back of mind I had the fear that somehow Alicia will catch me with another girl and dump me. On top of that my irrational behavior would make Alicia upset which I don’t intend on doing.
“Sue! that’s a wonderful proposal, but I can’t commit to that.”
I did feel bad saying this to her but being an adult does mean that you make appropriate decisions. When she heard me say no her eyes rolled down and her face had a look of disdain. She was and still will be my close friend but spending time with her can put jeopardize my situation with Alicia. Besides I never had any feelings for Susan which is why I never hung out with her. She gathered some strength and darted her pupils towards me, straightened her torso and spoke in vociferous tone to me.
“Suit yourself I can find someone else to study with.”
Her response did sound bitter, because she had anticipated that I would accept her request. She was in return expecting me to join her to study together, but I couldn’t please her. We both went on through our normal day and I forgot about this scene by the end of day. Most likely she had also forgotten about this episode by now. Plus, I just refused to study with her not a big deal, a ton of people flake it. Susan was a mature girl who didn’t let her emotions control her minds, and she only focused on her goals in life.
By evening when I reached home, I wasn’t surprised to find out that Jason wasn’t home, because he had the charity drive. I decided that it would be a good time for me to call my sister and chat with her. Ever since last Christmas she has responded well to cancer, but emotionally she puts on a poker face. Meaning people never actually know how she is feeling.
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