In therapy this morning, my doc and I were talking about coping techniques, since I’ve been having higher levels of anxiety and more PTSD episodes recently.
When I’m in that pre-anxiety stage—you know that part where you can feel the panic rising, but there’s still time to prevent a full on meltdown? When I’m at that stage, the best thing for me is repetitive, calm action that involves my hands and a little bit of my brain. A distraction.
Piano, meditation, coloring, needlework are all excellent, but not always practical. And sometimes I need something fast.
Best thing for me? Games. I thought I’d share my favorites.
Online—No thinking required
Calm.com: Not a game, but very soothing images along with calm music and guided meditations in short increments. Good place to start. (Free)
Orisinal Games: collection of simple in browser games with pretty graphics. Favorites for relaxing play are “The Crossing” and “Wings over Water”. (Free)
Music Catch 2: Collect musical notes as they fall in time to instrumental music. Particularly good if you find rhythm to be calming. (Free)
Do not find homes in people. Do not settle in someone’s else’s skin for the way they make you feel. Plant your roots next to theirs and watch each other grow. Do not fall in love with temporary places.
do centaur babies suckle from the horse nipples or the human nipples tho
Centaurs aren’t real. Do you understand that?
yes that is why i made a tumblr post about this instead of just asking a real centaur
So I thought about this because that’s what happens when a writer reads this kind of question. And I think it’d be the horse ones because a) baby centaur face needs to be able to reach soon after birth so human ones might be a bit high and b) they’d need a higher volume of milk because of large body size so the horse ones would be able to handle that better.
And that actually got me thinking like I bet centaur teeth are more equine than human because their nutritional needs are probably more horsey, and also on the breasts thing if they feed their young from the horse mammaries then the human ones probably don’t develop much breast tissue so centaur men and women human parts would look pretty similar, and that got me thinking about centaur gender dynamics and how in wild horse herds there’s one stallion in charge usually but if the mares get done with his shit they’ll literally kick him out of the herd (like, actually kick him until he leaves) so he’s gotta tread a thin line between “I’m the boss” and “I’m part of the team.” And like what about trans/nonbinary/agender centaurs. And centaur fashion and gendered clothes vs. nongendered clothes like what’s the centaur equivalent of jeans and a hoodie vs. black tie attire.
And like how horses are prey animals so them letting us ride around on them is pretty much insane, but if they’ve evolved with the human part with its opposable thumbs and ability to wield weapons then would letting some smaller creature hitch a ride still read as ultimate trust or would it just be kind of normal because they wouldn’t have been such easy prey?
Basically I just have a lot of feelings about centaurs!!!!!
So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.