i wanna feel how dogs feel when you let them go in a big field
AU where Charles and Erik are RA’s in the same dorm building.
Charles is the sweet RA who always has a bowl of candy in his room and a shoulder to cry on. He has mediated the worst of the worst roommate conflicts, including the infamous McCoy vs. Summers match that resulted in a shelf being torn from the wall and a melted chair. His floor always wins the hallway decorating contests and most of his residents actually go to his lame floor activities (they won’t admit it, but they enjoy them). Even though he’s triple majoring and has a very tight schedule, his door is almost always open; when it’s closed, he keeps a dry erase board on it so his residents can leave notes for him. He’s always smiling, everyone loves him, he’s probably going to win a goddamn Nobel Peace Prize by the time he’s 25, and he and his hippy dippy ways make Erik sick to his stomach.
Erik is the RA who everyone dreads to see on desk duty at 3 a.m. after a night of debauchery, because they know there’s no fucking way that he will let them in if they forgot their student ID, even if they’re pounding on the door and screaming, “GODDAMMIT, ERIK, IT’S JANOS! MY ROOM IS ACROSS FROM YOURS, YOU ASSHOLE! LET ME IN!” And Erik casually stands up, walks to the door, squints at him, and says, “I don’t recognize you, ‘Janos.’ Maybe I would if you had your ID. I hope you enjoy sleeping outside with the other cretins. Perhaps your irresponsibility will keep you warm.” He does let his floor know when an inspection is coming up and to “hide your beer and weed, I know you have it, don’t you dare feign innocence, and for god’s sake, Allerdyce, put a fucking towel under your door if you’re going to toke up. This floor is not your personal hotbox.”
After being selected to head the new “Mutant Community” floors, Charles and Erik are stuck working together, meaning they have to plan things like icebreakers and group activities. Erik often complains about Charles to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Magda, who just rolls her eyes and threatens to call Edie if he doesn’t stop being obsessing about poor Charles because it’s really creepy and weird.
The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.
In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.
You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again.
so for some reason i thought those horns were types of demon/devil horns #and you know how if you know the name of the demon you can vanquish it or something #like rumpelstiltskin #anyway i thought this was a chart for identifying demons by the types of horns they have #um yeah #im a bit wierd #ill admit that