A week later, the ad man comes back with a videotape and pops it into the VCR in the CEO's office. The commercial starts and the CEO sees Jesus being nailed to the cross while a voice over says, "B&Q nails: they get the job done." The CEO is irritated and says, "That is completely unacceptable! We are NOT using that!"
A week passes, and the ad man returns with another tape. The new tape shows Jesus hanging on the cross in the background, and in the foreground a centurion turns to the camera and says, "B&Q nails: they hold anything!" The CEO is furious and yells, "JESUS IS NOT GETTING NAILED TO THE CROSS WITH B&Q NAILS, PERIOD!"
Another week goes by, and the ad man comes back with a third tape. This time Jesus sprints down the street with a group of centurions in pursuit. As he passes the camera one of the centurions turns and says, "We should have used B&Q nails!"
I’ve seen it mentioned in a few posts and I wonder how common it is among children of narcs. I’ve struggled with these things for years.
Edit: wow! So many responses! Looks like it’s definitely a thing. Also, please don’t feel like you’re gross or need to apologize for your behavior. You’re not alone!
Some helpful subreddits:
/r/trichotillomania (hair pulling)
/r/trichsters (hair pulling)
/r/calmhands (all nervous body-focused habits)
/r/CompulsiveSkinPicking (AKA dermatillomania, photos are allowed on this sub)
/r/dermatillomania (skin picking, AKA excoriation. Text posts only)
/r/dermatophagia (biting skin, most commonly fingers)
Article on how to treat BFRBs:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/touchy-subject/... keep reading on reddit ➡
As I claw at the unmoving coffin lid, my fears are cemented that I’ll die buried alive.
What kind of a person paints their fingernails rust coloured anyways?
As a male, when I see a lady with long, fake nails, it’s a total turn-off. I understand that it’s an attempt to improve your appearance, and to be beautiful in your own way, which is fine, but it just doesn’t work for me. I just imagine those talons wrapped around my dick or in somebody’s vagina, and all I can think is “ouch”. Why is this a thing?
Edit: For all of you flaming me, I understand your nails aren’t just about sexiness. I’m telling you something I find unattractive. That’s it. Y’all should stop getting so triggered and assuming shit about me. Christ.
Edit 2: The best part about this is that so many of you are saying you do it for yourselves, regardless of what anyone else thinks, but are so pissed off by someone else’s opinion of it.
My (28M) wife (29F) came home the other day with this new black-and-white speckled nail polish. I thought it was super cool, and was excited for her to use it (because she was excited about it too).
She and our daughter (9F) did their nails today and used the cool new speckled polish. I saw my wife’s toes and complimented them, then got really excited when I realized, “Oooo, if you did like a sky blue underneath it would look like a ROBIN EGG. Ooo I kinda want to do that, like on my big toe, it’d look so cool.”
My wife made a stinky face, then shook her head no. I asked why not, and she said it would be weird. My wife comes from a very conservative background, and this topic (men being overly feminine) makes her uncomfortable. Despite that, I think doing one of my big toes in the cool polish would be harmless.
I asked her if I’m allowed to think it looks nice, and she said yes, but she didn’t want me putting it on my toe. I asked if our daughter (who chose Spider-Man valentines this... keep reading on reddit ➡
Now I’ve wondered this since I was really little. Did they get worn down naturally, did people bite their nails, did they use rocks to file them??
They said ask silly questions today and I’m actually pretty curious
I'm going to cut to the chase. My 12-year-old daughter wants to get her nails done like the ones pictured above. She claims that girls at her school all have their nails done (they actually do, which I find quite distasteful and off-putting to see on a young child) and that they bully her because she is the least “mature” out of everyone. I feel like thatʼs a good thing as she shouldnʼt be rushed into growing up, she is still very young and longer nails are associated with older teenagers and women.
I think that she might be lying about the bullying to get what she wants. I donʼt believe a bunch of middle schoolers would actually care about what somebodyʼs nails look like. I explained to her that even if they do say things to her, that she should ignore them because opinions from a bunch of insecure girls arenʼt worth her time.
The reason Iʼm not allowing her to get her nails done is because I feel like it would make her look silly, and make me look sil... keep reading on reddit ➡
You're in class, taking notes as the teacher is reading aloud from a textbook. You hear other students whispering, some pages ruffling, and all of a sudden, there it is.. the loud, obnoxious, gum chewing girl clacking her claws on her phone as she tweets a picture with a caption along the lines of "This is sooo me!"
Why must you have nails as long as a sloths, click clacking away like a professional tap dancer trying to win the state competition? If Wolverine had a fetish, that would be it. You know, it is possible to get them at a normal, human length. And please do.
If someone tried to ask me what I thought was the most engaging part of a good story...well, I think that's pretty obvious.
Plot? Try me.
Wordplay? Almost a joke.
Theme? In my sleep.
Dialogue? Now, that's hard.
In all honesty though. Dialogue is something that can break or make a fic. I've seen some beautifully crafted stories that only rely on dialogue and others that completely fail at it. In my eye, the authors that actually perfect that part of a story are the cream of the crop.
There's something just so simple about dialogue, yet immensely complex at the same time. It can spark a field of joy in your heart, or crumble you to pieces in an instant. Something downright magical, I think. I've been moved to tears through just a couple of sentences and then flipped upside down and felt my heart bursting at the seams on the next line. Bless all... keep reading on reddit ➡