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janecrocker:

bardquests:

I present: Flippstuck

he looks like he just got slapped in the face

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perspicious:

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
    
  1. Stay with us and keep calm.
    The last thing we need when we’re panicking, is to have someone else panicking with us.

  2. Offer medicine if we usually take it during an attack.
    You might have to ask whether or not we take medicine- heck, some might not; but please, ask. It really helps.

  3. Move us to a quiet place.
    We need time to think, to breathe. Being surrounded by people isn’t going to help.

  4. Don’t make assumptions about what we need. Ask.
    We’ll tell you what we need. Sometimes; you may have to ask- but never assume.

  5. Speak to us in short, simple sentences.

  6. Be predictable. Avoid surprises.

  7. Help slow our breathing by breathing us or by counting slowly to 10.
    As odd as it sounds, it works.
                                                                                                                 
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO:

1. Say, “You have nothing to be panicked about.”
We know. We know. We know. And because we know we have nothing to be panicked about, we panic even more. When I realize that my anxiety is unfounded, I panic even more because then I feel like I’m not in touch with reality. It’s unsettling. Scary.

Most of the time, a panic attack is irrational. Sometimes they stem from circumstances — a certain couch triggers a bad memory or being on an airplane makes you claustrophobic or a break up causes you to flip your lid — but mostly, the reasons I’m panicking are complex, hard to articulate or simply, unknown. I could tell myself all day that I have no reason to be having a panic attack and I would still be panicking. Sometimes, because I’m a perfectionist, I become even more overwhelmed when I think my behaviour is “unacceptable” (as I often believe it is when I’m panicking). I know it’s all in my mind, but my mind can be a pretty dark and scary place when it gets going.

Alternate suggestion: Say, “I understand you’re upset. It is okay. You have a right to be upset and I am here to help.”


2. Say, “Calm down.”
This reminds me of a MadTV sketch where Bob Newhart plays a therapist who tells his patients to simply “Stop it!” whenever they express anxiety or fear. As a sketch, it’s funny. In real life, it’s one of the worst things you can do to someone having a panic attack. When someone tells me to “stop panicking” or to “calm down,” I just think, “Oh, okay. I haven’t tried that one. Hold on, let me get out a pen and paper and jot that down, you jerk.

Instead of taking action so that they do relax, simply telling a panicking person to “calm down” or “stop it” does nothing. No-thing.

Alternate suggestion: The best thing to do is to listen and support. In order to calm them down without the generalities, counting helps.


3. Say, “I’m just going to leave you alone for a minute.”
Being left alone while panicking makes my heart race even harder. The last thing I want is to be left by myself with my troubled brain. Many of my panic attacks spark from over-thinking and it’s helpful to have another person with me, not only for medical reasons (in case I pass out or need water) but also it’s helpful to have another person around to force me to think about something other than the noise in my head.

Alternate suggestion: It sometimes helps me if the person I’m with distracts me by telling me a story or sings to me. I need to get out of my own head and think about something other than my own panic.


4. Say, “You’re overreacting.”
Here’s the thing: I’m not. Panic attacks might be in my head, but I’m in actual physical pain. If you’d cut open your leg, no one would be telling you you’re overreacting. It’s a common trope in mental health to diminish the feelings or experience of someone suffering from anxiety or panic because there’s no visible physical ailment and because there’s no discernible reason for the person to be having such a strong fear reaction.

The worst thing you can tell someone who is panicking is that they are overreacting.

Alternate suggestion: Treat a panic attack like any other medical emergency. Listen to what the person is telling you. Get them water if they need it. It helps me if someone rubs my back a little. If you’re in over your head, don’t hesitate to call 911 (or whatever the emergency services number is where you are). But please, take the person seriously. Mental health deserves the same respect as physical health.


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  #important

solos1s:

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  #pokemon   #maylene   #Lucario

blackoutballad:

ghHHGhh thank u!! i didn’t think i’d be asked for a jacket reference but yes here it is!! full view here!

for once i actually looked up what the tactician coat looks like instead of half-assing it from memory so use the detailing shown here, not the first one i did b/c i was so wrong lol

also bonus lucina letterman~ 8)

challengerapproaching:

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Okay first off can we say there is no Fire Emblem character we want to see have a cameo more than this adorkable girl.

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Morgan, for those unaware, is Robin’s hopelessly overpowered child, just as Lucina is Chrom’s daughter. Morgan is always the opposite gender of Robin, so there’s a male Morgan counterpart to the female Morgan above.

As for the likelihood, unfortunately, we don’t see it happening. While Robin’s hair is a default white, Morgan’s hair is always the same color as his/her non-Robin parent. Meaning that including Morgan would force Nintendo to pick a canon partner for Robin. Of course, Morgan could simply keep his or her hood up, but that might make them seem a little too faceless.

As for Chrom showing up in Robin’s victory pose? Much more likely, if you ask us. After all, he’s already in Robin’s moveset! He could Chrom-gratulate Robin on his or her victory. It’d be very in character for the two to show up together, anyways, considering how close they are!

Yes, but Robin’s appearance in the games is actually FAR more customisable than that of the Morgans. Furthermore, the Morgans do technically have a default hair colour (as seen in their official artwork)!

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The Morgans are probably my favourite characters from Fire Emblem: Awakening and if they were in SSB in any shape or form I’d probably scream for five years about it.

  #fashion   #queue

sstangarang:

me and dan-mcneely has this inside joke of bara suff dad being the worlds nicest dad but he just yells about everything and every one is very scared of him but afraid to make him sad at the same time. 

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f0xyshy:

If Linkin Park plays in the forest and no one is around to hear it, in the end, does it even matter?

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  #good   #queue