Online bullying- the post I never wanted to write

As many of you have noticed I’ve taken a pretty big break from blogging. This is mostly due to our moving adventure and a tiny bit due to events that happened in 2016. Every time I go to write a post or blog about a program or book my motivation disappears. I have lots of drafts sitting and waiting for me to post. Part of it is exhaustion and part of it is fear. Fear that I’m just starting to figure out. I know that there will be people who read this and think “good lord woman, get over it already.” This post is not for you. It’s part of the healing process and a way for me to pass on some valuable lessons I have learned about the world of online bullying.

Backstory – *Due to the nature of this attack I am not posting names or specific details

Last year (2016) I was working as a teen librarian in a midwest town. I loved finding ways to make the library an exciting place for our community and I loved programing fun events. Programming (in my opinion) is the best part of being a librarian! Unfortunately, during one of the programs I was helping plan, I became the target of a cyberbully that also took their hate and false information into the community.  The attempt to ruin my reputation and get me fired from my job was malicious. The attempt to bully me into doing what they wanted was also very scary. Because of all of this, I ended up filing a police report and staying off social media for several months.

This attack made me physically sick. It made me not trust anyone I came in contact with. It made me withdraw from social events that I had wanted to attend. It made me question every decision I made. Having your identity attacked and lies spread about your person is shocking and very overwhelming. However, in the midst of all the crazy there were good people who came alongside me and helped me navigate the mess. I also had great advice that I followed that made this a bit easier to deal with when all I wanted to do was all the wrong things.

National Statistics – 

We often hear about cyberbullying as it relates to kids. We don’t really think about it happening to adults or we think that adults are better equipped to handle incidents. Unfortunately that is not always the case. October is National bullying prevention month and the following link has some pretty eye-opening statistics when it comes to adult bullying:

Despite this information there are very few studies in regards to adults. I found scores of great articles for teens and children, but the scholarly information for adults was very thin or unavailable. I did find some advice from the Cyberbulling Reseach Center  and No Bullying that is specific to adults dealing with this problem.

Feeling all the feels-

I hope that you never ever have to go through this, but if you do be prepared for some feelings. I’ve heard that bullying has a few stages that you might go through. For me this was very true. I went through several: Shock,  fear/paranoia, anger, revenge, and distrust.

Shock- You are going to likely feel blindsided by what is said to you. Online bullying tends to be way more malicious than when someone confronts you face to face. It’s easy to hide behind a computer and say things that you would never say to someone in person. There is also a sense of detachment and a lack of consequences for bad behavior. It can completely throw you for a loop when an someone turns on you.

Fear- The nature of the attacks can be very hurtful and vicious. It is normal to feel afraid especially if you are unsure who the attacker actually is. NEVER let anyone try to convince you that your fears are wrong or that “it’s fine and don’t worry.” Especially if the attacks are threats against your safety. Involve the authorities if you are feeling unsafe in your surroundings. If the attack happens at work or is affecting your job, let your supervisor know and make sure that HR is in on the details.

Anger and Revenge– Trust me when I say this you are going to get mad. It’s human nature to get defensive when someone is attacking who we are or saying horrible lies about our person. You might even consider revenge or posting a nasty response. As angry as you are (I get it, I was in the same place) DO NOT post that nasty response. Online bullies expect to get a rise out of you. They want you to post that nasty comment back. Then they can use that as fuel to keep the attack going or twist your words to make it worse. As much as it goes against what you are feeling do not respond. I repeat do not respond. This was the best thing that I did.

Distrust– It might take you a while to trust people again. I know that I have periods still (a year later) where I don’t trust anyone I meet. My advice is to talk to someone. A  family member or friend can be a start. If the feelings are getting worse or you are finding yourself depressed please seek out professional help. This is a great site to find help in your area: Find a Therapist

10 things to help deal with Cyberbullying: 

This graphic from the Cyberbullying Research Center has great advice and tips on how to navigate this issue:

Other Advice that helped me-

One of the best pieces of advice I recieved was to get offline. I found myself constantly checking and rechecking every site that had things posted about me. I was getting stressed out and very upset. I decided to turn over all of my social media accounts to my husband and a trusted friend so they could monitor and screen shot any further abuse. I had them change my passwords so I could not log in to any of my social media accounts. I ended up taking a break for several months. Friends, this saved my sanity. It helped me work through the feelings I was having and helped me deal with the issue. It also got me away from all the crap that was happening online and away from the temptation to respond. Taking a break lets you think about things logically and make decisions that are not totally based on emotion. Taking a break also gets you away from the nasty and lets you focus on the good.

Responses that I was not prepared for-

Here is an ugly truth. You are going to get responses from people that just don’t care, don’t want to get involved, or just plain don’t believe you. It will hurt, especially if it comes from someone you thought you could trust. This is why you need to be careful who you talk to. Because my bully(ies)  took it to the community, I had many people approach me about wanting details. I did my best not to say names and to keep it factual or refrain from discussing the incident at all. But, I’m also human and few times the emotion and that need to defend myself won out. Especially when I got told that because I didn’t defend myself online then the rumors and lies must be true.

Look, you can’t please everyone and that sucks. It’s easy to want everyone to like us and believe us. Remember what I said above and the advice from the links. Attempting to defend yourself online can take an ugly turn and make it much worse. Plus, those people who don’t believe you or who are victim blaming don’t need to be in your life. It is much better for your heart and mind if you can limit their access to you. As much as it hurts you need walk away, set boundaries, or cut them out. If you have a counselor or therapist, discuss ways you can navigate these kinds of people. Remember you are worth protecting!

Final thoughts- 

After this incident I am much more aware of things that I post online. I also am working on limiting my consumption of social media. Especially the kind that is full of drama. I have deleted a few of my online profiles and walked away from Twitter and Tumblr to further distance myself from the constant negativity. I’m not saying that this is right for everyone. Social Media has its good points. However, it can also get ugly pretty quick. As a final note here is a link of ways to Prevent online bullying: Adult Bullying Prevention 

I hope that this never happens to any of you. If you are here because you have been bullied, I hope these tips help you get on the path to healing. Also, I am so sorry. Consider yourself virtually hugged. Finally, if you are at the end of your rope there are people out there who are willing to listen. Reach out. Your life is worth it and you are worth it.

 

Leaving a job you love

 

Leaving a job that you love can be daunting. How do you say goodbye? How do you move on? I just left my Teen Library job in January and I thought I would share some things that I did to help me move on and to help the teens transition to a new librarian.

Some background: I worked at the library for 3 years. Two of them as the teen librarian. I had gotten pretty attached to the kids and I knew that it would be hard to say goodbye. I had worked hard to build a thriving teen area in our library and our Teen Advisory Board had grown quite a bit since I started. My teens were instrumental in helping me make positive changes in our branch and getting their friends to come to programs. I’m really proud of the TAB members and their dedication to making the library a great hang out spot for their peers. If I had to be happy about leaving, at least I was leaving on an upward trend.

Blogs and sites with great advice: 

I asked for some advice on Teen Services Underground and got some good ideas on how to start my transition. One of my favorite bloggers The Magpie Librarian has a great post about leaving your library. While our reasons for leaving are different (my husband got a job out of state), I still found her advice on point. Check out her post: On Leaving your Library.

One of my favorite points from her entry is to “create an “I’m Leaving” elevator speech. Trust me, you will need this. You will get asked by lost of people including patrons why you are leaving. It can become very exhausting to offer a lengthy explanation each time. My response varied depending on the person.

Patron Response“My husband got a job in another state. It’s a really great opportunity for him and while I’m sad to leave a job that I love, I think it will be a great fresh start for the both of us. Besides, Colorado is beautiful!” 

This response kept things positive and upbeat. I used this on adult patrons and parent’s of the teens I worked with. It summed up the reasons without giving too much away. If they had further questions I could respond or walk away as needed if I was busy.

Co-Worker Response– ” My husband got a job in another state. It’s a really great opportunity for him. I’m really going to miss working here. You have taught me so much (if this was a mentor). I’m thankful I got to work with such a great staff.”  (This is just a short example)

Be sure to thank co-workers who have mentored you. I worked for a huge system so it was hard to get to everyone before I left. Send cards or personal emails. Make a point to visit with staff that you are close with and have those “hey you’re an awesome person and thank you” conversations. I also sent a goodbye email to our branch and to the youth staff. If you want to stay in touch be sure to include your new contact information.

Here is another blog with great career advice and some good words about some of the responses you might need to prepare for when you announce that you’re leaving: Resignation After-Effects

Telling the Teens: Be prepared for the feels… 

So for this part I’m going to tell you what I did and what I wish I had done differently. My husband left for his job the first week of January. We knew in December that this was happening. I thought that it would be a good idea to tell my supervisors that I was leaving as soon as possible so they were prepared. Everyone knew I was leaving for about 2 months. If I had to do this again I would have waited a bit longer. While it was great for transitioning the teens (more later), it sucked having the “oh your leaving” conversation for 2 months straight. It wore me out emotionally and physically.

What worked:

I told my TAB kids in December. I wanted to wait, but one of the kids found out through social media. His sister had aged out of the teen program and we are friends on Facebook. (she’s now in her 20’s) He convinced me that it would be better to tell everyone now than wait until the rumors got started. It turned out to be a good thing.

Let me tell you this was the hardest conversation I have ever had with my teens. They were shocked and I did tear up a bit. I managed to not sob and I was very thankful that my volunteer was with me to help explain things and pass out Kleenex. I let them know that my hubby had gotten a job and we were moving to a new state. I told them that they were wonderful kids and that I would miss them so much. I also told them how proud I was to be their librarian. I listed all the awesome accomplishments we had as a TAB group and then let them ask me questions.

  • Be honest– They can handle things better than you might think.
  • Be prepared for a range of emotions– I was surprised by the sheer amount of tears from my teens. Totally not expected. A few were mad. One had to leave the room. Let them deal with their emotions as long as they are being mature. You might have teen that rages about never coming back to the library. Let them rage. Then remind them that there are other awesome librarians that care about them. You might also get a ton of hugs!
  • Tell them as soon as you can- I’m so glad I gave the kids 2 months to prepare. I had time to transition them to the new librarian. I also had a chance to ask them what they wanted from the new staff. They gave me honest and thoughtful answers and came up with a list of things they liked and didn’t like about the current program. One of my teens even wrote a letter of recommendation for one of the librarians applying for my position. It was adorable and I think it helped her get the job!! I also had time to visit my outreach schools and break the news. I was able to talk to almost all of my kids before I left so there were no surprises. I know that my transition time was pretty unusual and the typical time is a few weeks at best. Go with what works for you.
  • Let them throw a party– You might be shy or uncomfortable with parties. Teens are not. Having a going away party with your teens is a wonderful way to close doors and help them move on. It also lets them do something for you. My teens planned a snack night glitter fest. It was epic! We had a blast and no one left in tears. It was a happy celebration of my time with them and I love every second of it. (even though I’m still finding glitter in odd places)
  • Decide how to keep in contact– My teens knew that once they graduated from High School they could friend me on Facebook. By that time they are “adulty-ish” enough to make their own decisions. They can however, follow me on Twitter or Instagram since most of my posts are library or book related and not very personal. All of my TAB kids have my email and only 2 kids had my cell #.  This is because I helped them out at school functions and speech and debate tournaments. You decide what works for you. I got a ton of messages at first and now I only hear from 2 kids on a regular basis. I’m very thankful that they seem to be moving on. (only a tiny bit sad) Some kids need that connection, but it’s okay to say no or set up a side email if you are not comfortable.

Things I would change and things that surprised me:

  • Time- Honestly, 2 months was good in some respects and sucked in others. If I had to do it over I would have waited another month. There were some teens that were sad every time they came in during that time frame. They cried a lot. It was an emotional ride for everyone. I think it also got exhausting for co-workers. I got sick of having the “why are you leaving” conversation and I know they got tired of hearing it. After about a month I was ready to move on and unable to do so because I was packing my house and I needed the extra paycheck. Thankfully, I have some amazing co-workers who were super supportive during the whole transition.
  • My emotional responses– I was an emotional wreck and exhausted. My hubby was in Denver and I was dealing with the house and closing everything down alone. I barely cried and held it all in. IT’S OK TO BE SAD! Crying is not a weakness. Just pick and choose your moments carefully. Sobbing in the stacks in front of patrons might not be a wise choice. Go for a walk and let some of those bottled up emotions out. Take deep breaths. Get plenty of sleep. Transitions and moves are high on the stress list. Self care is critical.
  • Dealing with angry teens– While one of my kids came around and understood why I had to leave, another never came back. I wish I had stepped away from my group and had a conversation with them right then. I thought they would come back and I would get another chance to chat with them. I was not prepared for how angry some of the teens would feel. If I had thought about it sooner I might have been a bit more prepared for that response. I also realized that in the end I could not take it personally. You never know what it going on in their lives. Just knowing that anger and yelling was a possibility would have helped me prepare a response rather than standing there in shock.
  • Negative patron responses– I was pretty tied to the community through my involvement/creation of LibraryCon. I was not expecting that some of them would take it as a personal affront that I would no longer be involved in this program. In the end I had to let it roll off my back. You can’t make everyone happy.

Ultimately how you say goodbye to a wonderful job is up to you. I wrote this to share some of the things I encountered when leaving. Most of them were good and I only had a few moments of “wow.” Which is pretty much the joy of working with the public! I am thankful that my job was supportive of my long term resignation. I’m also thankful that my teens took it well and helped the library hire an amazing new teen librarian!

Final thoughts- Don’t forget to take care of yourself and let some of those emotions out. Leaving a job is hard even if you are ready to go. I hope this post helps. Is there anything that I missed? Do you have good advice for leaving? Please link me up or add comments below.

 

 

 

 

A Free Range Librarian in Denver

Welcome back friends! I have finally made it to Denver, Colorado after 2 long months of packing and selling our house. It has taken every ounce of brain power to leave one life behind and start another. I haven’t had a chance to blog or much less read. My life has been boxes, packing tape, contractors, and goodbyes. It’s nice to finally be a bit settled.

One of my first stops was the Arapahoe Library’s Castlewood Branch for a new library card. This is a smaller branch that reminds me a lot of the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library in Springfield, Missouri. The layout is open and welcoming with lots of seating for all ages. I am in love with their maker-space and looking forward to using it now that I’m in a tiny one bedroom apartment. It was really easy to find things and all the librarians have been very friendly. Bonus: You get to choose the color of your library card!!

I’m taking a bit of a break from job hunting right now. My hubby joked that I’m a free range librarian. I’m looking at my options and taking my time with the search. It’s hard to imagine having another library job that was as awesome as my last. I’m feeling a bit lost at the moment as I sit here writing this blog at the library. A huge part of me wants to be behind the desk helping patrons find books or planning a new teen program. For now, I think that I need some sleep and a few more weeks to get to know where I live! All good things are worth the wait.

So, what does this mean for Skipping through the stacks? I plan to do more book reviews and to revisit some of my library programs that I haven’t had a chance to blog about. I’m also going to add some book promos for upcoming titles that I think my readers would love. I also might throw in a craft project or two! I am debating on changing the look of the blog again or even going pro. It’s all up in the air, so be prepared for all of the above!

 

Finally here is a short list of books that I’m loving:

Read:

 

 

The Valiant By Lesley Livingston

Epic gladiator book featuring a kick butt female lead. Romance is a tiny bit predictable, but the twists and turns in this book kept me reading. Review to come.  4 stars

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Reading: 

 

Flame in the Mist vy Renee Ahdieh

Isn’t this cover gorgeous?!! I just started this one and I’m already hooked. It’s publish date is May 16, 2017. I’m so stoked that I got an egalley of this book. Thank you times a billion!! I loved Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger. Be sure to add this to your list of hot summer titles for fantasy readers.

 

 

 

 

 

TBR Pile:

 

Moving and other fun news!

Dear readers-

This year has been a bit crazy and I have not kept up with blogging on a regular basis. To add to the craziness of 2016, we are moving!! My hubby has accepted a job in Colorado and will report there in January. I get the lovely task of packing and attempting to sell the house. This also means I am leaving my Library. This news makes me so very sad, because I love where I work and I adore my teens. It is going to be a big change and I am hoping to jump back into the library world as soon as possible. Being a Teen Librarian is the most rewarding and challenging job I have ever had and I hope I can get back to it as soon as the move is complete.

For now, my blog will mostly be book reviews and the occasional programming post. I want to add as many programs as I can so I can keep record of all the awesome things we did at my library this past year. This also means some of the links on my other posts might be broken once I leave my current job. I am working hard to move all my documents to a better sharing platform as soon as possible. If something looks hinky let me know and I will personally send you your request.

I’m also excited to announce I am a final round judge for the Cybils Awards!!! I’m so honored that I get to help choose the award for Middle Grade Fiction. If you are unfamiliar with the Cybils Awards check them out here.

The Cybils

I hope everyone has a Happy Turkey Day with friends and family! Be sure to read a good book after all the festivities!

~Valerie

Being a Fanbrarian Pt. 2- Geeky Programming

To me, the best part about being a Teen Librarian is programming. I love coming up with ideas that will appeal to a variety of ages. It is personally challenging in a good way and something I look forward to every planning period. Geeky programs can be fun if you are fan yourself or super challenging if you have never watched or read the current craze. In my last post I talked about getting to know your audience. This post is what to do when you have found out what your teens love and how to plan a program without losing your mind. *You may still lose your mind but hopefully not all the way!*

Got my list.. now what?

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You’ve surveyed your teens and they have requested a bunch of geeky programs. Some of them you know and some you have only heard about in passing. Maybe a few on that list are not your cup of tea and the idea of programming around it makes you shudder in horror. First off, I am firm believer of “if you can’t find anything to like about something don’t program it!” I am not a fan of Attack on Titan. It creeps me out on many levels. Naked giants eating people… double nope. I can appreciate the art and why the teens love it but I am not going to do a whole program around it. Plus, if you really are uncomfortable with something and truly cannot handle it on any level then leave it for another librarian. Teens can tell when you dislike something they love. Kinda like they can smell fear and know the exact moment that the cookie package is opened. It will not be fun for anyone involved so skip it.

Next, I suggest sorting out your list. I put the programs that I know at the top and the ones I don’t, but might be willing to learn about at the bottom. If there is anything else on the list that I think I can’t do or is out of my comfort zone I ask a fellow librarian if they want to do it or send the idea to another branch. Many times they have resources that I don’t or one of the librarians there is willing to give it shot or are a fan themselves. Which brings me to my next point: Job sharing and cross programming

Who do you know?

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There are millions of fandoms in this world and knowing them all is impossible. But, someone you know just might! Your co-workers are fabulous resources that we often forget about. I am not a Legend of Zelda fan and did not grow up playing the game. I have a group of tweens that love Zelda and had been begging for a program. Thankfully one of the lovely gals in the Children’s department is a mega fan. She was able to create a wonderful tween program with little to no effort. We often trade ideas and help each other with programming so it was a really good fit.

Another fandom that I am trying to break into but am lacking both time and motivation is Anime and Manga. Honestly, this fandom is very overwhelming to me. There is so much to know that includes thousands of shows and books. Since this is my most requested program I am doing a job share with another branch. One of their teen librarians is coming to my branch to help me with this program. I can do the basics and she can actually talk to the kids about what they love. This program is still in the planning phase so I will let you know how it works out.

If your library is open to it you can bring in outside help. We have several Geek groups in our area and we have invited them to come and help us out with fandom programs. Some of the Geek clubs in the Southwest Missouri area include: Doctor Who, LARPing, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Ghostbusters. We also have a few local cosplay groups that have come and done “DIY parties” with our teens and were very well received. We often don’t think about using other people as resources for programming but coworkers and friends outside of work can be great resources for your teens.

Behold the power of the internet

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Pinterest is my BFF. I have tons of themed boards with ideas for my teen programs. I also share a few boards with other librarians in our system. While Pinterest can be a massive time suck, it can also be an invaluable resource for all things geek. It even has a geek option in the search bar. I used Pinterest when I was binge watching Doctor Who last year to help me get some of the references I missed and to find ideas for crafty things the teens would like. It also schooled me on the lingo for the fandom. If you want to follow me: MsVal313.

A quick and easy way to explore a fandom is to hit up their official page. You can glean a ton of information off BBC Sherlock and Doctor Who. I have also used a few wiki links to learn more information about those obscure Anime Fandoms that many of my teens love. I also skim the tags on Tumblr to find additional information. Proceed with caution on this avenue. If you are not interested in spoilers Tumblr might not be a good choice!

If you have not explored the Facebook group: Teen Services Underground I highly recommend it. It is a gathering of YA Librarians who love to share ideas. I have asked many a question about fandom related things and been directed to blogs and given advice on what to do. They helped me navigate the world of Homestuck without losing my mind and plan a fun program that attracted 13 teens who want me to do this again “like OMG every week.” They also do a monthly feature of programming ideas and YA related posts from bloggers all over the country. They also have a website: Teen Services Underground

Another place I love is Teen Librarian Toolbox. There are tons of program ideas from books to movies and everything in between. When I was a new Librarian this was my #1 resource for all things teen. This blog is full of information about programs, teen issues, and features lots of guest posts.

Finally, If you have a blog or site that you love please post them below and I will create a list on this post for everyone to use. You are also free to steal any of my ideas that I blog about.

Blogs I love:

A format that works for me

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Depending on the time of year and my budget I use different formats for my geek programs. My teens love trivia, scavenger hunts, crafty stuff, and themed snacks. Sometimes I can do all of that and sometimes they have to pretend that the $1 raspberry filled cookies are Jammy Dodgers. It is rare that my programs cost over $20. I am really good at making something from very little. I have found that most of the time they just want to talk about their fandom and hang out together. Here are some ideas for how to format your programs.

Program example #1 – Sherlock BBC

  • Scavenger hunt through the library using clues from the TV show.
  • Cumberbatch Bookmarks– Seriously though… adorbs!
  • Pin the Mustache on John
  • Have some Moriar-tea and make crowns. I have used Burger King crowns and blinged them up with glitter glue and left over rhinestone stickers.
  • The great debate- Is Moriarty really dead? How did Sherlock really fool John into believing he was dead?
  • Origami Lotus– From the episode The Blind Banker

Program example #2- Homestuck

  • Decorate Cupcakes with candy corn (found all year long at Walgreens) and sprinkles
  • Make troll horns with air dry clay
  • Share fanfiction- Make sure to remind them to keep it PG or PG-13 cause it can get a bit eye opening!
  • Make Fandom Buttons with the button maker- If you have one break it out. Teens love buttons
  • Alternate craft if you lack a button maker- make magnets from Printable magnet sheets or bottle cap magnets

Program example #3- The Big Doctor Who program that cost about $40 for 17 kids to participate

  • Doctor who T-shirts using freezer paper and fabric spray paint – Have kids bring their own shirts
  • Doctor Who Jeopardy- Old Who and New Who
    • I made these Jeopardy boards and you are welcome to steal!
  • Snacks: Walgreens “Jammy Dodgers” (raspberry creme cookies), Chips (Cassandra Crisps), Bananas, Sour Patch Kids (Jelly Babies)

Program example #4- Super Smash Bros (video game) Tournament

  • This game has an option for setting up brackets so I let the teens choose names and set everything up. It is super easy!
  • Perler Bead Mario Crafts
  • Extra TV with video game cartoons
  • I have done this program with snacks and without snacks. They get pretty tuned into the game so it kinda doesn’t matter either way.

It’s your turn!

Do you have a format or program that works? Would you like to share? Please comment below. All ideas are welcome and it’s nice to have a variety of things to choose from!

 

Next up- Everyday Fanbrarian

 

 

 

A new look!

I am testing out a new design for Skipping Through the Stacks so things might be moving around a bit. I want to create a more uniform look and feel to this blog. I tend to let my creative mind wander all over my posts and I need to be a bit more consistent with my book review and programming entries. Pardon the mess as I work out a few details making this the best blog that it can be!

 

In a Galaxy Far Far Away… There was this prompt

I have a board in teen that I use for writing prompts. It is one of the more popular passive things that we do in the departments. With Star Wars being more exciting than Christmas this year (okay.. at least for me it is more exciting) I put up a prompt for an original story starting in a galaxy far far away.

Trust me when I say that I doubt LucasFilm will use this in a movie. It is however.. unique.. um funny? Not sure what words I should use to describe where the direction of the story went but at least they had fun until someone really crossed the line with one too many body humor jokes and poop drawings!

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..

Everybody was dead.

Or so they thought!

But really they resided in one of 2 places.

The Dark Side and the Light Side.

The Dark: Hellbent destruction with world supremacy  (snakes)

The Light: Hellbent peace with world supremacy (bunnies)

The light resides in Hogwarts

The Dark resides in Dumbledoors Beard

*They finally invented cool ranch Doritos!!!

I farted and it smelled like eggs and enchiladas (complete with poo drawing..)\

“That is very unfortunate” cried C3PO “Let’s get back to the story while you go to the doctor. That sounds serious!”

At the Doctor he found out nothing was wrong he just ate too much..

Of a DEADLY bacteria found only in the grossest germ ridden places on whatever planet you find yourself to be on.

It is nasty there.. people on earth would not want to live there because of the smell.

 

Yep! I smell an Oscar! Or at least a need for the Teen Febreeze fairy to make a visit!