Me: 29. New Yorker. Dreamer. Realist. Writer. Media Obsessed Geek. Sarcastic.
Loves: Music. Fan Fiction. Glee. Puckleberry. Sci-Fi. Whiskey. Supernatural. Dean Winchester. Harry Potter Series. Beer. Books. BtVS. Hanson. Pop-Punk. Classic Rock. Caramel. Red Velvet Cupcakes. Stargate.
Hates: Fake People. Bugs. Immature Fangirls (yes, there's a difference). Plain Chocolate Candy. Rum.
Quote(s) to Live By:"Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die today." / "Never take it seriously; if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."
making it illegal to purchase tobacco products including e-cigarettes (which were originally designed as a tool to quit smoking)…to prevent addiction and make it more difficult for young adults to come in contact with cigarettes.
BUT, it doesn’t make it illegal for people under the age limit to posses tobacco products.
Umm…as a smoker I have to say WTF?! And NOT because I’m going to be all, “smokers rights!” either (that argument came out when I couldn’t smoke in a bar anymore - smoking in restaurants is understandably nasty but in a BAR!? Non-smokers, yadda yadda…but until shit is actually illegal to purchase, you shouldn’t be able to tell me I can’t smoke in a place like a freaking bar. Oh, and now that you have to be 21 to smoke…can I start smoking when I drink again?)
The logic to this law absolutely astounds me. I don’t know about any other smokers out there but I certainly didn’t start smoking at 18 (I’m 30 now) when it was suddenly legal for me to purchase them. I started smoking when I was 14, a freshmen in high school, absolutely stupid and it was “cool”. I didn’t even get older friends to buy them for me; my mother was a pack a day smoker and back when I was 14 cigarette prices weren’t completely off the wall so she still bought cartons and didn’t notice if one went missing. It’s a ridiculously easy habit to hide if you live in a smokers house.
If they really want to prevent addiction then they should have left the age limit at 18 and made it illegal, with a hefty fine (that perhaps increases as it isn’t paid?), for people under the age of 18 to posses any tobacco paraphernalia (cigarettes, rolling papers, pipes, etc). Most 18 year olds are old enough and (hopefully) smart enough to realize that smoking is really freaking bad for you - because like I said, I don’t know too many idiots who said on their 18th birthday, “Well, I’m going to go start to kill my body with carcinogens now!” I do however, know plenty of teenagers who would probably avoid cigarettes if they kept getting heavily ticketed for getting caught with them.
By the time I was 18 I knew what a filthy stupid habit I had…but quitting was the absolute last thing on my mind (mostly because having tried to quit in the past and the horror that was shouldn’t ever be repeated). Which is why I find it ironic that e-cigarettes are included in this. Regardless of how they are used, they were designed in the same vein as nicotine gum or a nicotine patch.
If they actually want to curb addiction rates and the dangers associated with smoking they need to make laws that make it difficult to actually start smoking, not just piss off the people who are fully legal adults and well into their addiction.
Cigarettes are gross and bad for you…but they aren’t marijuana or cocaine. They don’t even alter your mental state like alcohol, a legal drug, does (ie: 21 to drink…understandably). Therefore, if someone who has been legally declared old enough to defend our country, vote for our leaders and even get married without parental consent wants to buy a damned pack of cigarettes and (continue to) pollute their body then why the hell aren’t they allowed to?
Reblogged from veritasheadcanon
Please excuse me while I walk over your husband’s corpse like he’s nothing and upon entering the room, ignore your traumatised child in his crib and instead clutch your lifeless body in a demonstration of my love for you: creepy and entirely unhelpful
i love how everyone just knows what this is referencing
Today I turned 30.
I also ran into some friends from elementary/junior high school and we got to having one of those, ‘remember when…’ conversations. One of the girls remembered my 8th grade superlative, “Most likely to have published at least one novel by thirty,” and proceeded to ask whatever happened with that idea.
So, when I got home I figured, “what the hell…it’s not like I’ve got anything else currently on my plate,”…right?
Ahhhhh! I might get to go see Hanson. Just got an email from a college friend who has tickets to both the NYC shows and she might only go to one of them. And if she does decide not to go to both she’ll sell me the one to the other show. Now it’s a lot of mights; but, those two shows sold out so freaking fast I didn’t even get a chance to contemplate buying one.
It was bad enough that I’m missing my first Fall Out Boy tour; missing my first Hanson tour on top of that would have been too much to contemplate.
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Exactly. I was sad that Reid was sad. I just didn’t necessarily find the reasons, they were trying to force down our throat, he was sad all that believable. I’m sure at that point he believed he loved her (and now that she’s dead there’s no way to find out for certain - which sucks on a whole other level writers!) and then there’s probably that crushing guilt that he didn’t do something about the stalker and, well, now she’s dead. Oops? But like I said in my rant, real love takes time to nurture and build - phone calls might incite affection…but Love? No.
I kind of think it’d be really interesting if the writers decided to turn this into something real…instead of the ‘fairy-tale/star-crossed lovers’ thing they tried this season…they should have him meet someone like a normal dude meets a girl (getting coffee, library, walking in the damn park, out at a bar with the team - whatever), get to know her and learn what a real relationship consists of. WHAT a groundbreaking concept right?! lol It’s scary when fanfic writers have a more healthy grasp of Reid’s psych and potential as a character then the showrunners. Because the way they write Reid with girls; it’s almost as if they believe he’s incapable of ever having a healthy adult relationship.
Having spent the (entire) night re-watching season 8 on my DVR so I could delete it to make room, I have to ask: Am I the only person in the whole fandom who actually didn’t like the Maeve/Reid relationship this past season? (And the fact that I hated it made me sad from the get go because I actually adore Beth Riesgraf a lot).
I have a few reasons - the main being I have a really hard time giving a shit about a character I only saw in brief splashes over two episodes, before she gets one whole episode dedicated to her. Dear writers, Maeve is not Haley. I bawled like a baby when Haley got killed. I cared about Haley. I knew who Haley was as a character. I am insulted on Haley’s behalf that you even attempted to try the same thing twice and expected the same results.
Overall, I just found the relationship uncomfortable and awkward and so completely telegraphed from the very beginning to be going into a ‘bad place’. It was painfully contrived that something was going to happen for it not to work out by the simple fact that they never saw each other.
I also don’t believe they had any deep abiding love for each other just from phone conversations - Reid’s fear that she may not like him after she saw him was a very good example of that. It’s a legitimate fear as well; the seemingly most caring, loving person on the planet could turn out to be a shallow bitch if she’s not attracted to you. Human beings require attraction to complete a romantic connection - without it you’re what boils down to just being best friends. I truly love and adore one of my best friends; unfortunately I have never found him attractive (and before anyone jumps on me - he’s actually a very good looking man - just not what gets my engine going, so to speak).
Then there’s the very fact that they actually debated the stalker issue and him not helping because “he could get hurt”…that isn’t self-sacrifice. That’s stupidity. Your phone boyfriend is a federal agent…you have a stalker…simple math. Stupidity on Reid’s part as well; he’s a federal agent who knows someone is in imminent danger. Why the hell didn’t he do something about it. Thanks writers. Make the good doctor look like an uncaring asshole while you’re setting up your season tragedy du jour like bulls in a china cabinet.
Now, I would fully support Reid (finally) getting a girl. My own head-canon also refuses to believe he’s the totally innocent, incompetent that the writers want us to believe he is. ‘Cause…’geek’ or not; have they seen him? But I want him to get a girl and have the relationship build in a nice, normal way. Garcia did it. JJ did it. Hotch even began to heal and did it. We have been slowly introduced to these characters over a series of episodes and that has allowed us as viewers to begin to care about the main character’s significant other and the relationship they have together (hell, at the point that Maeve was killed I actually think I cared more about Beth then about her due to the natural, more consistent introduction of her character to the show).
So, back to my original question - am I the only one out here in fandom-land that didn’t like the Maeve/Reid storyline/relationship/hot-mess that the writers threw at us in Season 8?