This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.
CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:
- do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
- go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
- if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
- look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
- the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
- works every time
"sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really fucking annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING
Is it just me, or does it seem like Armin is going through more of a living hell than all the others?
Let me start with the fact that Armin joined the Cadet Corps and Survey Corps because he had no family left. And if you go back to the first few episodes, especially the episode where he states Eren’s case to the Garrisons, he talks about trying to prove his strength and equality to his friends. Now, if you ask me, that is a pretty brave move. He joined the Survey Corps to prove himself, even though he knew that he was far weaker than everyone else. I mean, he’s pretty much the only person who didn’t get into the top ten for the Cadet Corps, right?
So let’s think about it like this. Armin is terrified to begin with. He had multiple near death experiences with titans, and one in which he was almost swallowed by one, only to be pulled out by his best friend, and then see his best friend be eaten. Now, I don’t know about you, but that’s enough to make me go crazy. Then he goes on the Female Titan mission, where he is closely encountered with Annie in her titan form, almost sees his comrades killed, but still manages to figure out that the titan is Annie before anyone else. Fast forward a little to after he is in Levi’s squad, and he is constantly having to assist in experimenting on his life long best friend, where he has to watch him lose complete control over himself, remembering that Levi said he would instantly kill Eren if he became a problem. Later on, he has to dress up as Historia because he looks frail and weak enough to be her. He is harassed and pretty much raped by the creepy ass merchant man, and his comrade is sitting there watching him in tears, unable to help him. Then fast forward a little more, and he has to shoot a woman who was about to kill his comrade, and instead of mourning for her and thinking it through, he is forced to go straight back to the mission, which made him feel like more of a terrible person than he already thought he was. After he gets back to where they were staying, he lets all his emotion out to the point of vomiting and shaking violently. Mikasa came out and tried to comfort him, and Armin asked Mikasa if she ever felt that bad about killing the man when she was younger. When he realizes what he asked her, he immediately regretted it even though it wasn’t much of a big deal to Mikasa, because he felt like he had hurt her when he said it. So he is sitting here, crying, vomiting, shaking, and on top of that, he is trying to apologize to Mikasa all at the same time. Then Levi comes out and tries to reason with him, which makes him ask even more questions, like why he didn’t hesitate when he pulled the trigger, or if that girl had a family and all of that.
He went through all of this just to prove that he is his life long friends’ equals.
Now if you ask me, that is fucking impressive.
This is dedicated to all of you Armin haters out there. I want all of you to fucking read this.
Last saturday I went to the lake to read and draw. It was a magical day.
friendly reminder that if harry would have been a girl snape would have treated her like petyr baelish treats sansa stark ✿◕‿◕✿
#LET ME TELL SOMETHING. DIVERSITY IS NOT JUST ABOUT HAVING DIFFERENT SKIN COLORS, OKAY? IT’S ABOUT HAVING ACTUAL DIFFERENT PEOPLE. CHARACTERS THAT ARE BELIEVABLE AND DIFFERENT AND REAL. I’M SO TIRED OF SEEING MOVIES, ANIMATED OR LIVE ACTION, HAVING FEMALE CHARACTERS WITH THE SAME FACE AND EXPRESSIONS AND BODY LANGUAGE WHO BARELY EXPRESS THEIR SEXUALITY OR HAVE NORMAL, NATURAL REACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS AND EXPRESSIONS THAT MATCH THEIR CHARACTERS WHEN AROUND THEIR LOVED ONES. LOOK AT THESE THREE. THEY ARE ALL STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS, BUT HOW DIFFERENTLY THEY ACT AROUND THE MEN THEY LOVE. LOOK AT THEIR EXPRESSION WHEN PLEASED OR EXCITED. JUST LOOK AT THESE THREE. LOOK HOW DIFFERENT THEY ARE. HOW REAL. HOW BELIEVABLE. HOW BEAUTIFUL.
#httyd2 #has some really good female characterswho stand alone and not in the shadow of a male counter part #ruffnut is probably more developed than her twin brother #astrid doesn’t need hiccup to save her she can fight all by herself and she is the one to comfort and give him advice #and valka is a fearless dragon warrior but also a loving mother who wants her son to forgive her and to approve of her and understand her choices
my sim was taking photobooth photos with another girl who DIED halfway through
Shout out to that one shirt that’s fit you for like, 5 years no matter how much your body has changed
I even grew boobs and it’s like ‘whatever, I got you’.
Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?
heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”