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• Use the hand you write with.
• Make a fist with your thumb outside, not tucked inside. If it’s tucked inside your fist, when you punch someone, you might break your thumb. The thumb goes across your fingers, not on the side.
• Don’t be like in the movies—don’t aim for the face. Face punches don’t usually stop people, and you can miss when they duck their head or break your hand on their jaw. If you want to get away quickly, or end a fight, aim for the chest, or the ribs. If you really want to do some damage, e.g., you’re being attacked, aim for the throat, which will make it hard for your attacker to breathe for a hot minute.
• When you punch, you want to aim and hit with your first two knuckles. Not the flats of your fingers, and not your ring or pinky knuckles, which can break more easily. You can use your weight, if you’re on your feet, to add wallop, and spring into a punch with your feet and torso.
Useful information, esp. if you haven’t taken self defense.
I reblogged this once before to add this and I’ll do it again…
keep your wrist straight.
You can also risk breaking your wrist if you allow it to bend. I actually can’t believe this isn’t in there.
Other good pointers:
- if your attacker is male, go for his junk - especially if he’s wearing loose pants. There’s no sportsmanship when it comes to assault so fuck them balls UP
- punching pretty much ANYWHERE in the face is going to actually hurt you a LOT (just think - you’re punching your bones into their bones and ow). If you’re going for the face, my suggestion is to strick upwards with your palm.
see that meaty portion highlighted in red? There’s a lot of muscle and fat right there which makes it excellent for striking. Hold your hand as shown and aim for the nose or chin (though I’ve been told in extreme circumstances, doing this to the nose can be fatal but I’ve never really heard if this is true or not) and just aim upwards
- other delicate areas:
- the shin (hurts like a bitch if you kick it right - also, you can hit this spot if you’re being held in a choke-hold and if your attacker has to move in order to stop you from kicking him, he’ll have to angle his body so as to expose his stomach and crotch to the wild spastic jabbings of your elbows)
- the solar plexus (either jab while holding your hand in a sort of spear position or use your elbows - unless you’re super strong, your punch probably won’t wind your attacker. Your elbow or a spear hand will, however)Originally in (most) martial arts, you hit the solar plexus because it supposedly contained an important chakra. Now we know that it actually also contains like a bunch of necessary organs that are exposed just below your ribs and is also (roughly) where your diaphragm lives so getting punched there is not pleasant.
- the clavicle (from experience, getting hit in your clavicle HURTS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. If you strike downwards with your knuckles, the person might just cry. Like I did.)
- the ear (this is probably the best place to punch besides the throat. It’s all cartilage so it probably won’t hurt you all that much and most people will be like “DUDE YOU PUNCHED ME IN THE EAR WHAT THE HELL”)
- the kidneys (this is harder to hit without training but if you somehow get your attacker’s back to face you, try to hit’em in the kidneys. Again, from experience, this FUCKING HURTS. You can’t really hit the kidneys from the front with any effect but from the back it is super painful)
- if you’re held in a choke-hold, try turning your head so the forearm isn’t pressed into your throat. If you can position yourself right, you can sort of force your chin into the crook of the elbow, making you able to still receive (limited) oxygen and provide time for you to kick some shins or elbow some spleens and shit
-Also, remember that a guy’s junk is not an off-button. Don’t think that you can rely on a swift kick to the balls to immediately incapacitate him in an emergency. Adrenaline and anger can keep somebody going for a long time even through extreme pain, and if you expect to end a fight with a single groin-attack you might be caught off-guard when he doesn’t drop. Certainly go for it if you get the chance, but keep hitting him until the fight is over.
-Draw blood if you can, especially if you can draw it from the face or the eyes. Blood in the eyes is not just a good way to impair your attacker’s vision, it’s also a really good way to freak them out and let them know that they might be getting more than they bargained for by picking a fight with you.
-Elbows and knees are really powerful weapons. Elbows are very sharp and very strong and if you are in close-range they are often more effective than trying to throw a punch.
-Yelling and shouting makes you scary.
Nothing much to add to this, it’s pretty much all there. So. Reblog. Oh, also, it’s really easy to break a nose - go for the eyes too. All it takes to avoid a shot to the throat is tucking your chin.
Also, that part about the ear - don’t punch. An open hand over the ear hurts a lot.
If you’re able to get both your hands free, I’ve heard that clapping your open hands over both of someone’s ears will disorient them for a few seconds. I’ve never seen it done, but considering how important the inner ear is for things like balance, it makes sense that fucking with that would mess somebody up.
your elbow and kneecaps are the strongest bone in your body so even if you dont have any fighting training or arent very strong you can rely on a good elbow jab to do some hefty damage
if you are throwing punches the strongest way is to pull your arm back and punch straight forward like a pinball machine. dont waste your arms momentum by swinging wide.
notice how his arm twists and the wrist stays straight. this will help you not break your arm
if you dont have any fighting training your legs might be stronger than your arms, especially if youre a woman since thats where you probably naturally grow the most muscle. Its easy to get hung up on throwing punches when youre scared but remember your legs are strong- you probably use your legs and walk around more than you punch people right? a good kick will allow you to attack from further away than using your knees and elbows but they can also be easy to block so be quick. the easiest kick to land is the side kick. stand perpendicular to your opponent with your strongest leg facing them. lift your leg up and then kick straight out aiming for their torso.
land the kick with the flat of your foot not your toes
if your attacker gets you on the ground DO NOT try to stand up and run away. roll as far as you can in one move then immediately jump to your feet. you can roll much faster than you can stand up so get out of arms reach before trying to stand and run away. and unless they study martial arts they probably wont expect you to start rolling around on the floor so you might put them off for a second and buy yourself that little bit of time
first priority is always to run the fuck away but if you get a chance while youre up close and personal try and mark the attackers face somehow. scratch their cheek, bite off their ear, stab them in the eye, whatever. hopefully it will startle them and give you a chance to escape but the goal is to mark them so that you can give the police an identifying characteristic to hunt the son of a bitch down with. bonus points if its something they have to go to the hospital for and can be caught and apprehended there. but remember, this is ONLY if you get the chance. dont stick around to mark the guy if you cant do it without risking yourself.
Another thing to think about is how people would try to attack you. Punching is mainly a front-on reaction to an attack. If someone were to grab you from behind and pin your arms, you cant really punch.
If someone does do that, drop yourself down into a stable, almost squatting position, curve your back out and tuck your head in. This will make it harder for someone to hold onto you or pick you up. (Plank of wood vs. a yoga ball).
Then try -sounds dumb but just do it- bending over and knocking them back with your bum while jerking your arms forward (it’s easier to move them forward then out to the side in that kind of a grip).
If they still manage to hold onto you, try anything to unbalance them or get them to release you. This can be biting, elbowing to the torso, backfist into the groin, curling into a ball and throwing yourself downward, or slipping one of your feet behind their’s and trip them (if you feel like you can get your arms free. The bad thing about this is that they might take you with them. If that’s the case, put all your strength into making the fall hurt, and try to elbow them in the solar plexus to knock the wind out of them, and tuck in your head so you dont connect with their chin).
One thing that might NOT be a good idea is to jump up and headbutt them. It depends on whoever’s got you, if they’re strong enough, they may just end up picking you up. In addition, their energy is coming toward you, making it harder to make an efficient movement against the momentum they built up.
If it doesn’t see like they’d be able to carry you off, then tripping them or even kicking them in the knees might work, but it’s important for you to be balanced and hard to manipulate.
Other easy kicks to add to the previous:
And for your back, back kick
Also, another good place to get to, (if you’re being held by your throat and hands are somewhat free) its really painful to get pinched in your triceps area (the underside of your upper arm, by the armpit). Its you pinch hard enough, and twist, you could even rip some nerves and muscles. (Trust me, hurts like a huge fucking bitch). Even if it sounds grotesque, all is fair in assault, do whatever you can to escape your attacker.
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A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.
I’ve had depression for as long as I can remember. It’s manifested in different ways. I did therapy. I did prozac. I did more therapy. My baseline is melancholic. I’d just made peace with it when I moved, unintentionally, to a place that had markedly less sunshine in the winter. I got seasonal depression. I got that under control. Then I got really, really sick. Turns out it’s a permanent, painful genetic disorder. My last pain-free day was four years ago.
So, this Cult of Happy article just set me off. Just… anger. Rage. Depression is serious – debilitating, often dangerous, and it’s got an enormous stigma. It leaves people to fend for themselves.
It’s bad enough without people ramming Happy Tips at you through facebook. There is no miracle behaviour change that will flip that switch for you. I know, I’ve tried.
A friend of mine suggested that I write something from my point of view because, surprisingly, I manage to give an outwards impression of having my shit together. I was shocked to hear this. And I find this comical, but I see her point. I’m functioning. I’ve adapted. I’m surprisingly okay. I think the medical term is “resilient”.
So, here it is.
My 21 Tips on Keeping Your Shit Together During Depression
OKAY SO IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS NOW A THIRD VIDEO CIRCULATING WITH THE VIRUS
DO NOT CLICK ANY VIDEOS YOU GET THAT LOOK LIKE THIS, HAVE THE MAN WITH THE PIG MASK, OR THE GIRL ON THE BED
ALL THREE OF THESE ARE VIRUSES
DELETE THEM AS SOON AS YOU CAN
DO NOT TRUST ANY VIDEO YOU GET IN SUBMISSION
I GOT ONE AND I WOULD’VE WATCHED IT IF I HADN’T SEEN THIS POST, SPREAD THE WORD
I’M SORRY SO MANY TEXT POSTS BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT
there’s a post going around of some girl linking to a “picture of her prom dress” when the link leads to a picture of a gif’d mutilated face and screaming. i imagine that this could be very harmful to both people with epilepsy or those with anxiety problems and the like. it happened to alarm me a lot.
please boost so no one gets hurt! we don’t want any seizures or panic attacks!
ok just gonna add something here
like the dumb piece of shit i am i looked it up and clicked the link
there was a loud and high pitched screeching and it scared me so much i almost puked pls signal boost this guys im having a heart attack
i don’t know how many people know this but if you find someone reposting your art without your consent, you can get it (and all the reblogs) removed by submitting an infringement notice!
it doesn’t work for reposted graphics but i know it does work really well for art
god fucking bless
I’m reblogging this because not a lot of people know about this!
I’ve never asked anyone to reblog anything before, and I probably won’t again. But I am now - because this matters.
The Steubenville rape victim, when offered money for her legal expenses or counselling, asked that people donated to a shelter for abused women and children in her county, Madden House, instead.
Her attorney spoke in a local news article on why the family wanted this, and said they hope very much that “the attention … can help other people that have been victimized by this type of crime,” Fitzsimmons said, “and give them some strength and some assurance that people are there to help them when that happens.”
You can donate as little as $2 via your Paypal account to Madden House. (You can also navigate their website from that link, to be sure it’s a charity you can also believe in.) When I donated back in January, they had a message up that said, “Every single cent says, ‘We believe you, and we care.’” They had to remove it almost at once. I’m sure you can deduce the reasons why, in a case where even her status as “victim” was challenged before the trial.
The best way to show you support Jane Doe is to make a donation, however small and leave a Paypal note when you do saying “In the name of Jane Doe, Steubenville.” They are telling her how many people donate in her name so it’s a direct way of letting her know. Even if all you can afford is a dollar, a thousand Tumblr users donating that is a thousand dollars for abuse victims. And it’s also a thousand people telling her directly that they, unlike the likes of CNN and her erstwhile “friends”, care about her, support her, and believe in her. It’s what she has actually asked people to do. In a case where she has been so effectively silenced and sidelined, I think acknowledging she’s been heard is particularly important.
I think it says so much about this girl and her parents, that when met with offers of serious money they immediately asked that it went to a charity that helps other victims of violence instead. They are extraordinary people in my opinion, and that’s why she had the strength to come forward. Images of two other girls, naked and face down on that basement carpet, were found on a phone. The boy insisted he’d never seen them before, and had no idea who they were of. Jane Doe may well not have been speaking up only for herself. She has very possibly saved others with her courage. She deserves so much more respect than the mainstream media have given her.
If you can’t donate, I really do understand. I’ve been broke before too. But please, do reblog. Get the message out. There is a genuine, positive way to support the victim, in the way she has asked for, and this is it.
Sorry it’s so long. There are so many scams online that I wanted to provide ample links, so there can be no doubt this is legit. Please, if you can, donate/reblog. Show Jane Doe what you think of her.
guys i really need your help. this is my sister bridget. she’s 10 years old. she’s been missing for at least three hours and we’ve nearly exhausted our searching capabilities. she was last seen in deland, florida with another girl her age and the girl’s parents. please reblog this if anyone’s seen her please message me. please..
Pass this around guys please I beg you to.
I have been putting off asking for help because I’m really ashamed and upset.
The Treasury Dept. seized our tax return, which we were counting on to get us through this month.
Mr. Traum has been laid off since the middle of February, and only went back to work today. My…
for any of my followers who may not have signed this yet
In case you’re still wondering.
ah, thank you, finally some data. people allcapsing at me about how ‘if we can get a fluffy chicken we can do this’ does not convince me. this? convinces me.
it’s clearly unconstitutional and will go down the first time it’s tested in court, but let’s save the taxpayers the money.
We need less than 9000 signatures on the petition between now and Friday. COME THE HELL ON, TUMBLR.
okay I want people to know that this is really a last ditch effort and only works on a key on a ring (not a standalone). Because keys have side ridges, your hands will also get busted up. Instead, I’d encourage EVERYONE to either invest in a pair of brass knuckles, or this really handy device:
PLEASE note that many websites will not ship to these states: MA, CA, NY, MI, IL or DC.
Instead, have a friend not from those states receive it, and mail it to you. I received mine from a friend from Jersey after I bought and paid for it but shipped it to them, and they thankfully mailed it to me in a bubble envelope without hassle.
Also note, there are many variations of the “kitty self-defense keychain”, just simply google it. I happened to purchase a teal one and its amazing.
Enjoy having your Internet slowed down for alledged copyright infringement.
Also CISPA is trying to come back as we speak.
‘Murika, you let CAS pass. If you don’t stop CISPA, say goodbye to Free Internet.
I WILL REBLOG THIS EVERY MOTHER FUCKING DAY UNTIL THE 15TH.
15 days. 82 246 signatures needed. Only 411 were made yesterday.even if you didn’t, fucking put your goddamn signature there (assuming you’re an american and actually can do that) and signal boost it.
14 days, 82 037 signatures needed. Only 209 were made yesterday.
Here’s some info on what will happen to you if you don’t fucking sign this petition.
- Your private information from sites, such as Facebook and Google, will be now available to the Goverment. And there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it. If someone doesn’t like you, they can go and check all the information Facebook and Google have about you
- Your military will ALSO have access to said private info.
- No warrants or subpoenas (also known as the “there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it” part)
- Companies that join this shit become immune to criminal and civil liability (also “an aka the “there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it” part”)
If you don’t get how serious that is, watch this video, it’ll demonstrate.
14 days, 81,888 signatures needed. Only 149 were made yesterday.
Don’t make me start reposting this post twice a day. Because I will if the amount of signatures won’t fucking skyrocket.
Use the signal boost to get through
REBLOG THIS SHIT
This is damn serious! Sign it or at least reblog!
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Reblogging this for all my artist friends
Well this sucks some major corporate lobbyist ass.
But you can very easily combat your internet speeds being slowed down to dial up dinosaur age simply by