There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Summary: While caring for two orphaned raven chicks, Odin thinks about the other orphan he’s adopted.
Or, I followed through on my threat to write a fic about that baby crow video.
Her attitude towards human sacrifice isn’t the only thing that is fucked up, in Serving The Gods, Or Suck It Up, Buttercup she endorses fuckedupness on the highest levels, italics and bold for emphasis.
- Do not think that you can escape lawful service by fleeing to another Deity. I know…
The person in question here—Galina Krasskova—taught at my seminary. She was going to be my dean during the second year, but resigned to focus on other professional activities.
In person, Galina comes across as a very unconventional but stable and powerful person. I once described her as “a force of nature”. She was the only fully avowed polytheist at the seminary (most of us were what I liked to call Christian Plus; there was also a lot of Buddhist influence, a tendency towards the more philosophical, monist views of Hinduism, some Goddess veneration, and the deities from Santeria and Vodou had a small presence since some of our students had roots in the Caribbean), which I thought was really necessary: our seminary was interfaith, and we had to acknowledge all theological elephants in the room. She wasn’t my teacher during my first year, but we did interact, and we got along well enough.
The summer before my second year, though, something went off the rails, and suddenly I was made aware of her almighty hate-on for monotheism. I mean serious hate, to the point where I wondered why on earth she was at an interfaith seminary when she literally did not respect even the concept of monotheism, nor monotheists themselves. She blamed monotheism/monotheists for literally everything wrong with the world, and she admitted this straight out. She was also not very generous towards Wiccans, or earth-based faiths, iirc; either that, or she ran with people who weren’t.
Her self-description as a godslave was always something that stuck out to me, too. I remember her once saying that she would probably never have a human partner, due to the nature of her service to the gods. At the time I sort of raised my eyebrows, but assumed that this was something I didn’t have a right to an opinion on, since I wasn’t part of her tradition and didn’t share her theology (I acknowledge and welcome deities during holiday ritual work, but I don’t have a close, service-oriented relationship with any of them, unless you want to count Jesus). If she really felt called to this kind of service, it was her business. Reading that she doesn’t safeguard herself from abuses—and that she’s encouraging others to be okay with essentially being mindraped, or bodyraped—is really, really chilling.
It’s a shame, because I did think she brought a lot to the seminary, but I’m really glad she resigned before I became her student.
You’re right, he wouldn’t have done the same. Sam would have saved him minus the guilt trip.
You know, my hearing isn’t the best, but I could have sworn Dean said “would have” and not “wouldn’t have”.
oh my gosh this would be an adorable au tho
Cursum | Baby Stroller by Sjöblom
'Believe it or not, there are still large portions of the population that are surprised that people with disabilities have babies. They may even be surprised that wheelchair users who have babies want to go on walks or run errands with their babies with them.'
A design made in conversation with wheelchair users, really intuitive. The stroller can be lifted over curbs and stand alone when needed.