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I'm Jessica. 23 years old. I am a nursing student with big dreams of getting out of this small town and seeing the world, as well as some potential acting adventures. This is my personal blog. It has a little bit of everything, especially Buffy, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Star Wars, LOTR, Avengers, Star Trek, and more. I'm always welcoming new friends, so feel free to follow and I'll follow back :)

"I just want to have a completely adventurous, passionate, weird life."
Jeff Buckley, on moving to New York (via cierrafrances)

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nprglobalhealth:

2 Americans Catch Ebola In Liberia, As Nigeria Reports First Case
News about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to go from bad to worse.
Last week a doctor leading the fight against the outbreak got sick in Sierra Leone. Now two American aid workers have tested positive for the virus in Liberia, and the outbreak has likely spread to a fourth country, Nigeria.
The Nigerian government said Friday that a Liberian man died of Ebola at a hospital in Lagos — Africa’s most populous city, with more than 20 million people. Although the World Health Organization hasn’t confirmed the Nigerian case, the hospital has been shut down and patients there quarantined, Reuters reported.
All the while, the total number of cases continues to climb. So far, there have been 1,201 cases, including 672 deaths, WHO said Friday.
The first American to catch Ebola in the outbreak is Dr. Kent Brantly. The 33-year-old family doctor from Fort Worth, Texas, was infected while treating patients in Monrovia, the nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse said Sunday on its website.
Brantly is the medical director at an Ebola treatment center in Liberia’s capital. The clinic, where he is now being treated, is run by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group based in Boone, N.C. “He [Brantly] is in stable condition, talking with his doctors and working on his computer while receiving care,” the Charlotte Observer reported.
Continue reading.
Photo: Dr. Kent Brantly (right) of Samaritan’s Purse gives orders to treat Ebola patients through the doorway of the isolation ward in Monrovia, Liberia. (Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse)
Related: This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

nprglobalhealth:

2 Americans Catch Ebola In Liberia, As Nigeria Reports First Case

News about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to go from bad to worse.

Last week a doctor leading the fight against the outbreak got sick in Sierra Leone. Now two American aid workers have tested positive for the virus in Liberia, and the outbreak has likely spread to a fourth country, Nigeria.

The Nigerian government said Friday that a Liberian man died of Ebola at a hospital in Lagos — Africa’s most populous city, with more than 20 million people. Although the World Health Organization hasn’t confirmed the Nigerian case, the hospital has been shut down and patients there quarantined, Reuters reported.

All the while, the total number of cases continues to climb. So far, there have been 1,201 cases, including 672 deaths, WHO said Friday.

The first American to catch Ebola in the outbreak is Dr. Kent Brantly. The 33-year-old family doctor from Fort Worth, Texas, was infected while treating patients in Monrovia, the nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse said Sunday on its website.

Brantly is the medical director at an Ebola treatment center in Liberia’s capital. The clinic, where he is now being treated, is run by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group based in Boone, N.C. “He [Brantly] is in stable condition, talking with his doctors and working on his computer while receiving care,” the Charlotte Observer reported.

Continue reading.

Photo: Dr. Kent Brantly (right) of Samaritan’s Purse gives orders to treat Ebola patients through the doorway of the isolation ward in Monrovia, Liberia. (Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse)

Related: This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

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— 3 hours ago with 163 notes
Buffy 7.22

Watching Chosen (7.22) right now, and even though I’ve seen it before, I feel like I’m watching it for the first time all over again, and I’m not ready. I’m not ready for it to be over. I’m starting to get anxiety because it’s almost the end of this amazing journey with all these incredible characters that we will never hear from again except in reruns and it makes me so so sad, there’s just not enough time for everyone to reconcile and for Buffy and Spike to be together after they’ve come so far in the last couple episodes alone. And the thing is, you just know if Spike survived that they would have been together and Buffy would have wanted it. Look at the way they spent their last two nights together, just holding each other. I’ll post more about the ep later on, after I’ve cried my useless buckets of salt for a few hours.

— 1 day ago with 7 notes
#btvs  #spike  #buffy  #spuffy  #7x22  #chosen  #drowning in footwear  #the first  #vampire slayer  #im not ready 
7x20 Touched.

For those of you who have seen this ep, obviously you know there are not enough words to describe it. If you haven’t seen it yet, then this contains MAJOR spoilers. I’m going to be discussing some key scenes here, so if you are interested, then read ahead, if not - toodles!

First off, Buffy’s decision to attack Caleb a second time - so soon after their previous defeat - leading to her being kicked out of the group. That’s a harsh situation. I feel like she was definitely in the red light here, making such a hasty call, especially after the loss they suffered (and poor Xander). However, I think we can all agree how unfair it was when everyone started attacking her, on a personal level, about her judgement calls, her recklessness, and according to Anya, how she didn’t even deserve her slayer power because she never earned it - it was just given to her (which made me so angry, considering our slayer went through years of heartbreak, pain, sacrifice, watched loved ones die, saved the world a dozen times and died twice. I think earns a pretty solid spot on the slayer award list.) Anyway, I was sure feeling the pain for Buffy during that scene.. especially with Principal Wood putting his say in, and Kennedy.. ugh! Kennedy drives me nuts, she’s so arrogant. ANYWAY.

Secondly, Spike discovering that the group had gotten rid of Buffy due to “disagreements” and are all too ashamed to even admit they did at first. Even though Willow tries to cover it up, Spike sees right through it, and doesn’t hesitate to give them shit.

Spike: So, uh, Buffy took some time off right in the middle of Apocalypse, and it was her decision.
Xander: Well, we all decided…
Spike: Oh yeah, YOU all decided! (scoffs) You sad, sad, ungrateful traitors. Who do you think you are?
Willow: We’re her friends, we just-
Spike: Oh that’s ballsy of you! You’re her friends, and you betray her like this.
Giles: You don’t understand…
Spike: You know I think I do, Rupert. You used to be the big man, didn’t you? The teacher, all full of wisdom. Now she’s surpassed you, and you can’t handle it. She has saved your lives again and again. She has died for you! And this is how you repay her!

After some tumbling around with Faith, he walks out of the house towards the street, then stops for a minute, closes his eyes, and tries to catch Buffy’s scent. Normally I find the whole scent-sniffing thing strange, but not for Spike. I just kept thinking, oh my god, thank god, he’s going to go find her.

Lastly, onto the scene in the house where Spike finds Buffy. I’m not going to go over the speech, in fact I’m barely going to touch this one because I’ll end up writing a novel, and because any Spuffy shipper like myself will have it memorized anyway. My poor little Spuffy heart almost couldn’t handle the moment where he crawls into bed with her, just to hold her… comfort her. Give her the strength she needed to get through that night. This is such a pivotal part of their development, of their relationship, partnership, whatever you choose to call it. Notice how Spike didn’t even think he would be able to stay in the bed with her when she asked, he was going to sleep on the chair. But then she asked, and he just looked at her, and I just.. I can’t stand these precious moments now because it reminds me of how far they’ve come and how little time they now have to actually be together and savour it and its just not fair. DAMN YOU JOSS. DAMN YOU AND YOUR MAGNIFICENT HEARTBREAKING CHARACTERS AND LOVE STORIES.

— 1 day ago with 14 notes
#btvs  #buffy  #spike  #spuffy  #touched  #7x20  #my otp  #im drowning in footwear  #my babies forever 
5x09 ranting "smashed" →

lesliegarcia1:

lancelotslove:

Seriously, okay. Here’s the thing. When I was a kid, this was so awkward to watch. But now rewatching it, nothing is hotter than season 6 Spike, and NOTHING is better than the end of the episode where Spike and Buffy have a fist flying battle with each other, only to end up having sex so intense…

Totally agree with you but this is 6x09 :)

whoooops, and so it is, thank you :) when you’ve been watching 8-10 episodes per day, the seasons start to blur a bit haha.

— 2 days ago with 12 notes
#btvs  #whoops  #season 6  #spike  #buffy  #spuffy 
spike in s7 - im actually so rattled

okay, i get the purpose of having spike being everyones punching bag, he did some shitty stuff. stuff i wouldn’t defend either. but now that im into season 7, the more i watch, the more pissed off i get.

i just love how eeeeeveryone is bashing spike, not believing that his soul will make a difference, not forgiving him for all the people he’s killed, finding things to blame him for, etc etc. (all valid facts, sure) but what really tugs on my buttons is that part of the accusatory parade is ms. anya, who just up until recently was once again a vengeance DEMON, who’s death count over - not 100, but 1000 years - was pretty impressive.. and not just death, im talking hardcore torture, mutilation, evisceration, ALL without an inch of guilt. but nope, everyone loves her, welcomes her back into the home, allows her to complain about spike.

im beginning to think it should have just been called the "everybody hate spike" show.. at least season 7. anyone with me? just frustrating. grr. argh.

— 2 days ago with 15 notes
#spike  #buffy  #spuffy  #my otp  #btvs  #season 7  #i get so mad 

I’ve lived for soddin’ ever, Buffy. I’ve done everything. Done things with you I can’t spell, but… I’ve never… been close to anyone. Least of all you. ‘Til last night. All I did was hold you, watch you sleep. And it was the best night of my life. So, yeah… I’m terrified.

#crying forever #i cant #i just cant #gross sobs

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— 4 days ago with 1434 notes
#buffy  #spike  #my only babies  #spuffy  #otp  #he was her champion  #sorry not sorry 
thoughts on my babies. (reblog for proper tags) →

lancelotslove:

i’ve been thinking lately about how to describe angel and buffys relationship vs. spike and buffy. for a while, i had a difficult time finding the right words. their loves are so unique from one another - and i hate when people try to compare, “buffy loved angel more, buffy loved spike more, etc”…

— 4 days ago with 6 notes
#buffy  #spike  #angel  #spuffy  #otp  #my babies  #bangel is ok i guess  #btvs 
5x09 ranting “smashed”

Seriously, okay. Here’s the thing. When I was a kid, this was so awkward to watch. But now rewatching it, nothing is hotter than season 6 Spike, and NOTHING is better than the end of the episode where Spike and Buffy have a fist flying battle with each other, only to end up having sex so intense that they bring down down the house with them. It’s so awesome when Spike realizes he can hit Buffy without the chip in his head going off, it’s like the doors have opened right up, so he can finally cause her the pain that she causes him. And so when they finally go at it, there’s just so much coming out, Buffy can’t resist it. He’s all she has right now. He’s the only one who doesn’t smother her, who understands what she’s going through and that she needs the darkness. He is her escape. And now finally, FINALLY, she’s letting him in… at least physically. OH MY GOD ITS SO AMAZING IF YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE THESE TWO CHARACTERS THEN YOU ARE WRONG MY FRIEND VERY VERY WRONG

— 4 days ago with 12 notes
#buffy  #spike  #spuffy  #smashed  #season 6  #otp  #my BABIES  #hot hot hot 
"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it is his dedication."
Marlon Brando (via opencurtains)
— 6 days ago with 6 notes
#theatre  #film  #acting  #advice  #marlon  #brando 
"I don’t think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You’ve got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition’s an opportunity to have an audience."
Al Pacino (via opencurtains)
— 6 days ago with 13 notes
#theatre  #acting  #advice  #perfect 

metalheadswaltzing:

mcgonagirl:

kdaziz:

purgatoilet:

beenwandering:

help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful

DID YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY GIF AN ABILIFY COMMERCIAL 

yes but look at it, it cares about her and just wants to help her be able to function. It’s like “I know you’re sad. here, I’ll help you.”

LIKE OKAY THOUGH can I explain why this is exceedingly brilliant??  Because when anti-depressants work right, that’s what they DO.  They don’t make you happy or emotionless or unhealthy in any way, they make you FUNCTIONAL.  They make it so that a depressed person who can barely get out of bed can start to support themselves again and more importantly, start to THINK for themselves again without the permeating presence of depression.

Depression is a cyclical disease, that tells you to think a certain way, and, because you’re depressed, you generally believe it, and then things get worse and worse.  The ONLY thing anti-depressants do is to STOP that cycle in its tracks!!  Which is something to be ecstatic about and celebrated, even if you don’t realize it at the time, because when you’re depressed, getting out of bed is climbing Mount Everest.  Antidepressants help stop that cycle so that one day soon, getting out of bed can JUST be getting out of bed.  They don’t even expedite the recovery process in most cases, they just make recovery POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  So this little guy is portrayed with a fuckton more accuracy than I ever expected from a commercial.

It’s back and adorable

Ah, so that’s why antidepressants are also known as tricyclics in drug classifications. Cool.

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— 6 days ago with 229405 notes
Anonymous asked: hey darling. i don't know if you're aware, but if you want your posts to show up in searches (and people searching specific tags might see it, and that's how most followers are gained), you should hit enter after each tag you put in and make them separate tags, rather than just one long line. so, if your tags are btvs, spuffy, bangel - put in btvs, hit enter. then put spuffy, hit enter. bangel, hit enter. now they're all their own tags. hope that helps you out. (:


Answer:

i just want you to know i could kiss you right now. i always wondered why my tags looked funny, and if people were seeing them right. now it makes sense. i still clearly have a lot to learn and that helps tremendously :) merci beaucoup. xo

— 6 days ago