Fanfic Preference Meme +Blank+sarahaurelie's Fanfic Preference Meme:More Like This
x This is for your convenience, so people will know what you like when they go to write fics for you, as a request or gift or something.
x Don't go crazy and use all of your Fandoms, just pick the ones you really like, not briefly encountered, or you'll be here all day.
x Fill out what you like to read, not write. (Though you can really do whatever you feel.)
x Update it! So that way you don't get fics you no longer want. Give the wonderful people who write you fics the link!
-Username: Your name/interweb alias.
-Language: ex. English, French, Spanish.
-Fandom: ex. Final Fantasy VII, NCIS
-Setting: ex. AU, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.
-Pairing(s): ex. TonyxZiva, GenesisxAeris
-Friendship(s): ex. Angeal & Zack
-Rating(s): ex. K(G), K+(PG), T(PG13), M(R), MA
-Cue(s) (AKA Prompts): *If you know exactly what you want/Don't want to be surprised.* ex. Getting Coffee, Mpreg Materia, Angst, "Fluff".
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Jealous Much? ch1Max's POVMore Like This
I know it's stereotypical, but it really did start out like any other day. Angel was beating the Gasman at Go Fish, though it's hardly fair to be playing against a mind reader. Nudge was looking at an issue of "Us Weekly" that we found on the street. Fang was updating the blog and Iggy was desperately trying to get him to post the time when he blew up my closet...this morning. They sure as hell better sleep with their eyes open.
The flights were a little too conspicuous, so lately I've had to go for walks. Anything that can clear my head is appreciated. Fang saw me leaving and got up to join me. He put his arm around me.
"Hey" I muttered. It was still hard for me to get used to the fact that he was my "boyfriend".
He nodded, if only to acknowledge that he heard me. We'd walked a little way when I noticed something a little abnormal. The brown-haired girl was normal, but next to her was a tall black-haired guy who was barely there, sort of like a ghost. I was about to t
Pay the PayPal FeesHave you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like http://www.ppcalc.com)?More Like This
Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).
Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them
10 Second Tip - ForeshadowingMore Like This
I hear the term 'foreshadowing' a lot. That's when you hint at stuff to come, right? So yeah, but how do I DO it?
Foreshadowing is when the opening scene of a story is a kind of nutshell prophecy for the whole story.
* In a Horror, this is when the originating Bad Thing happens.
* In a Mystery or Crime story, it's when the first victim is slain, and/or object (McGuffin) goes missing.
* In a Romance this is where the main character meets their soon-to-be lover for a fleeting but memorable moment.
* In a Sci-fi, this is where the ruling Theory is presented.
* In a Gothic, this is where the main character transforms into a monster for the first time.
This also reveals the Premise, or ruling argument that the story is trying to illustrate; what the story is trying to Prove.
The results of Revenge
The path of Ambition
The reality of Love
The sacrifices one mak
Vocaloid RantI have been in the Vocaloid Fandom for 3 months now. I actually knew about vocaloids a year ago but only recently have I've gotten into it. That being said there are a few things I would like to get off my chest:More Like This
1. Miku is overrated
Yes, this is a opinion, but it is a opinion that is justified. Miku fits the definition of overrated in both the standard and urban term. People are starting to get tired of her singing every anime and Japanese song that was ever created. We want to hear the other vocaloids for a change.
Does that mean you should stop liking Miku? No, It just means don't throw a hissing fit when someone says they don't like Miku or is tired of hearing her voice.
2. Stop pairing bashing
If you like KaitoxMiku, well good for you, but for the love of god stop going on a KaitoxMeiko PV and saying how Miku is sooo much better for Kaito. It will start a flame war which nobody wants.
I was hoping that because there are no canon pairings in the vocaloid universe there w
Trauma and the BrainMore Like This
Trauma changes our brains on a fundamental level, the psychologically traumatised brain causes inscrutable eccentricities which can (and do) cause it to overreact or mis-react to stimulus and the realities of life. These neurological "mis-reactions" become established in part due to the effect that trauma has on the release of certain stress-responsive hormones, such as norepinephrine, along with the effect upon various areas of the brain involved in memory particularly the amygdale and the hippocampus.
The amygdale is the part of the brain responsible for communicating the emotional importance and evaluation, via the thalamus, of sensory information to the hippocampus. In accordance with the amygdales evaluation the hippocampus will activate to a greater or lesser degree, and functions to organise this information and integrate it with previous similar sensory events. Under a normal range of situations and conditions this system works well and effectively to conso
Nightmares and PTSDMore Like This
Nightmares refer to complex dreams that cause high levels of anxiety or terror. In general, the content of nightmares revolves around imminent harm being caused to the individual (e.g., being chased, threatened, injured, etc.). When nightmares occur as a part of PTSD, they tend to involve the original threatening or horrifying set of circumstances that was involved during the traumatic event. For example, a rape survivor might experience disturbing dreams about the rape itself or some aspect of the experience that was particularly frightening.
Nightmares can occur multiple times in a given night, or one might experience them very rarely. Individuals may experience the same dream repeatedly, or they may experience different dreams with a similar theme. When individuals awaken from nightmares, they can typically remember them in detail. Upon awakening from a nightmare, individuals typically report feelings of alertness, fear, and anxiety. Nightmares occur almost exclusively during rapid
Hypervigilance and PTSDOne of the diagnostic criteria for PTSD is hypervigilance. Hypervigilance is watchfulness or checking one's surroundings that is over and above what is normal or reasonable. Hypervigilance takes many forms. It is what makes some of us always choose an aisle seat or one where our back is to a wall. It's what makes some of us carry defensive weapons such as guns, knives, mace or pepper spray, a police whistle or a mobile phone set to 999. It makes some of us cross the street to avoid suspicious people. Some of us have alarm systems, multiple locks, window locks, high fences, guard dogs, etc. Another form of hypervigilance is studying people very carefully in an attempt to look deeply into their soul to determine exactly what they are made of. Hypervigilance is included in the cluster of symptoms referred to as "increased arousal". This cluster also includes difficulty sleeping, irritability or outbursts of anger, difficulty concentrating, and exaggerated startle response.More Like This