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The Rhythm Has Her

Mostly a fandom blog! She/her pronouns. If you need anything tagged just let me know!

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    “If you made all mad scientists fight each other who would win?” Jekyll. “Ok but what if he cant transform-“ Jekyll. ”What if weapons are not allowed-“ Jekyll. Jekyll has a clear aggression problem and the one thing holding him back is the possibility of negative social consequences. You tell him nobody will ever know he’s participated in the mad scientist cage match and he smokes all those nerds. He will cheat. “Oh but cheating isnt-“ HE WILL CHEAT REGARDLESS.

    kris deltarune is the character ever . theyre besties with a girl who openly threatened them the day before . theyre an incredibly talented piano player . theyre a gamer . they eat moss . they eat moss with previously mentioned bestie . they used to prank their classmate by hiding under her bed to jumpscare her. when they were even younger they were there to both burn and bury a box with a spooky face on it for the same classmate and then proceeded to scare her again by wearing the box as a mask . they wore horns for a year because they wanted to be a monster for halloween and just decided to keep them on . they are possessed by an otherworldly being and still experiences everything that happens during it . their most prominent thematic foil is an unstable spam ad who tries to give you malware . theyre even nonbinary

    unrequited love for siblings is the saddest thing you could ever portray on its own but over the garden wall said what if the kid is like the sweetest most kindhearted five year old you could imagine and he loves his brooding wistful bitch of an older brother sooo so much and enough to offer up his life in exchange for his brothers when his older brother saw him this whole time as just an annoying step sibling at best and a nuisance at worst and you cant be too mad cause hes also a kid and then when he finally figures it all out it saves them both, the decision to leave lethargy and the rot of melancholy behind and take the love he already has as proof the world is worth it after all and aaa a a. aaaaaa. aaaaaaa. aaa. what a sweet story. what a lovely thing.

    You see, Martin says 'I grieved for you' to Jon, but this doesn't do justice for just what he would have gone through.

    As most people know, having a loved one in hospital is horrible, but Jon's case is an entirely different thing. Assuming Jon was initially taken to a hospital in Great Yarmouth, it would've taken Martin a while to get there, even if he left right away. He might have missed Jon's emergency treatment, but he certainly didn't miss the worst of it.

    Many people assume that CPR is a quick, simple, lifesaving procedure, it is not. Jon was found not breathing, and without a pulse, so he would have had at least 20 minutes straight of CPR, and that messes up a body. On a person as weak as Jon it would badly break ribs, and cause a lot of bruising. Even if Martin didn't have to watch Jon's chest be crushed to no avail, that type of damage is often visible.

    I don't know if you've ever seen a dead body, but it's different to an unconscious one in every way. Jon of course, was not dead, but he would absolutely look it. As I'm sure you know, blood being pumped is what keeps the body warm, and breathing accounts for a large part of what we perceive as living, so the absence of both of these, especially in a loved one, is jarring, and likely to send anyone into shock

    In lots of TV shows you see doctors calling deaths, but in reality it's actually quite a difficult thing to diagnose. It's not a quick check of the pulse and you're done, there's a lot of tests; there are many conditions that can look like death. In Jon's case his mind and nerves were still active, meaning it would have been picked up on fairly quickly, but Jon would have been assumed dead until these tests were completed.

    The thing with a case like this, is there's nothing the doctors can feasibly do; as Elias says, it's an unknown quantity. The most likely course of action would be to make him as comfortable as possible, and redo the death checks every so often. There would be no hope for his recovery, but legally the hospital would have to do this, and would be able to offer very little comfort.

    Although of course you want your loved one to survive, many family members of coma patients confess to hoping that they'd just die. The limbo of waiting is impossible to process, and having them there but having no way to communicate with them can be excruciating. There's no way to properly grieve for someone if you always have it in the back of your mind that they could wake up.

    Giving up on someone like that is terribly and awfully painful. You can tell them you're sorry all you want, but you'll always be thinking about how they'd have wanted you to stay. Having to create both sides of an interaction like that when truly you're in control of neither is simply impossible to recover from.

    Every action Martin took after Jon's death was justified, logical, even. To succumb to the lonely after leaving the man you love, sentencing him to die alone?

    It feels right.

    ms-demeanor

    My cousin just asked if she could come over and pick up the clocks that she left here because she and her husband don't have any way to tell time at her house except by looking at their phones.

    Maybe this is *extremely dyscalculic* of me but are you fucking kidding me do people actually use analogue clocks in their homes to tell time?

    ms-demeanor

    I get that this used to be pretty much the only way to accurately tell time, but the idea of using an analogue clock as a timepiece instead of a decoration seems nuts to me.

    (I *can* tell time I just need about 45 seconds and a straight edge)

    thebibliosphere

    Makes sense if the power goes out? Or maybe they're just trying to rely on phones less. Could never be me, but I guess that's helpful for some people.