Robison Wells

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paranormalove:

Variant by Robison Wells

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.

Where breaking the rules equals death.

But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape - his only real hope for survival - may be impossible.

I love that you love my books, but piracy only hinders me from creating new books that you’ll love even more. Can you please refrain?

katerynthegrand:

I JUST FINISHED VARIANT
AND I

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Jul 6
tastefullyoffensive:

[truthgoliath]

tastefullyoffensive:

[truthgoliath]

Jul 6
mkupperman:

No, you don’t.

I looked at this one for a long time, trying to “get it”, but then I realized there’s nothing to get. It’s just a horse who’s sad because it doesn’t get roast duck, And I love it.

mkupperman:

No, you don’t.

I looked at this one for a long time, trying to “get it”, but then I realized there’s nothing to get. It’s just a horse who’s sad because it doesn’t get roast duck, And I love it.

Jul 5
whatdoyoubelieve:

That Benson. Always up to no good.

whatdoyoubelieve:

That Benson. Always up to no good.

Jul 4

Healthcare in America

As my faithful readers know, I suffer from a whole pile of mental illnesses, include severe panic disorder, agoraphobia, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

And, as my faithful readers know, I recently was dropped by my insurance plan (I’d been on COBRA, but that only lasts for 18 months after you leave your job. Since I lost the job because of the health problems, and because the health problems aren’t any better, I have been concentrating on writing full time. It’s stressful, but it mostly works.)

Anyway, my point is this: You know how you always hear about psych patients who go off their medicines? I’ve recently discovered why (well, one of the reasons why) they do that.

I’m now on a terrible insurance policy—the only one I could get. Everyone else immediately rejected me the minute I told them I’d been hospitalized for mental illness reasons (even though I was in the hospital for less that 24 hours). Anyway, the point is, my new insurance doesn’t have a prescription plan. I have to pay it all out of pocket.

Here’ are the prices:

Anti-Depressant: $278.00 / month

Anti-Psychotic: $601 / month

Anti-Anxiety: $31 / month

Anti-Anxiety/Anti-Side-Effect: $90 / month

Anti-Side Effect:  $65 / month

Anti-Side Effect:  $40 / month

Anti-Side Effect:  $30 / month

If you’re following along at home, that $1,135 just in prescription costs, just for me, just for one month. It doesn’t include visits to my psychiatrist, or visits to my therapist or my insurance premiums

So the next time you hear about someone who did somehing—committed some crime, or was in an accident—and the media says “He was mentally ill but he wasn’t taking his medicine”, have a litte mercy for the guy. Being mentally ill is dang expensive, but it also restricts you ability to get good jobs.

I’ve been lucky enough to afford the payments, but not everyone is.

EDIT: I forgot one: Anti-Side Effect: $307 / month, which takes the total to $1,442 / month/

I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison walls?

- J. R. R. Tolkien (via dduane)

nippled:

to all mosquitoes ever: first of all how dare you