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Things you will find here: 1. Anime 2. Cats 3. Tea. 4. Figure Skating

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2020-05-26 04:50:42

    I fucking bought tickets for Stars On Ice.

    Guys I think I’ve finally crossed over from occasionally interested fan of figure skating to actual fan of figure skating.

    Hah.

    WHATEVS I get to see Nathan Chen and Karen Chen and Adam Rippon and everyone else SO I’M PRETTY PSYCHED!

    LIKE SERIOUSLY THIS IS ABOUT SOI 2017 I can't believe how long it's been and how crazy a journey.

    So uh guys I just realized that the last time I was on here I had only just bought my first tickets to Stars On Ice and began my journey as a figure skating fan

    I can assure you it's only gotten worse since then 🤣

    I've since been to multiple SOI shows, a Sectionals comp, two GP comps (I GOT TO SEE YUZURU HANYU? HE'S REAL!) and a GPF. I'm so lucky that I live so close to Canada and can attend events there too. And SKATE AMERICA WAS RIGHT UP THE ROAD FROM ME? IT WAS AMAZING! I'm truly blessed

    Right now I'm missing figure skating so much. The season got cut short and I'm mourning it a bit. Just hoping all my skaters stay safe and healthy right now.

    Only true convention veterans will remember

    Yaoi paddles

    Praying your parents don’t see anything weird when they’re dropping you off

    Yelling “buttscratcher” and at least 10 people yelling back.

    Org XIII cosplayers as far as the eye can see

    “The Game”

    Free Hugs

    Glomps

    The banning of Glomps

    The paranoia of cosplaying Sauske, Naruto, Sora, or Riku because you know someone has a Yaoi paddle and they’re watching your ass like Wile E. Coyote watches the Roadrunner

    Homestuck invasion

    Not being able to cosplay or enjoy One Piece without some asshole screaming the 4Kids theme at you

    Cat ears

    Seriously how did Yaoi Paddles stick around for so long? You would never get away with that today. You’d probably go to jail for that behavior

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    not to be a lil kid or nothin but what the fuck is a yaoi paddle

    You’re not the first person to ask me this. I once made a post all about them, but I will reiterate because the past must not be forgotten lest we repeat history

    I’m mostly copypasting from my original post on this:

    The yaoi paddle is…an odd yet fascinating relic of the ‘weeabo’ phase everyone went through, specifically prevalent throughout the Naruto and Kingdom Hearts fandom in thy early days.

    The Yaoi Paddle was literally a small oar with the words Yaoi, Seme, or Uke written on them

    Their function was to slap people’s asses. 

    Now you would think this would be something reserved for say an after dark or +18 panel, but no, it wasn’t. This was a very real thing people carried around with them on the convention floor

    People would go up and slap each other on the ass with these in public, in front of everybody.

    Not only was this acceptable behavior, it was downright expected! <>Something that by today’s standards would be considered sexual harassment was accepta<>ble

    This was a real thing that happened for a long time at conventions, as you can tell by the timestamp this photo. If you thought random hugs were a violation of personal space then you’ve gone soft in the absence of these unholy weapons.

    if you wore a Naruto, Sauske, Sora, Riku, or Org. XIII cosplay from 2006 to 2009, you were officially fair game and you might as well have been wearing a target on your ass, regardless if you were in to that or not.

    Nowadays they are but a distant memory, a forgotten part of convention culture that a lot of people want to pretend never happened; with good reason mind you

    So there’s your history lesson!

    I was basically assaulted by someone with one of these while cosplaying Edward Elric in the dealers' hall. They came up behind me while I was trying to purchase something and hit me as hard as they could with it and then ran shrieking back into the crowd. The day cons finally started banning them was a fucking blessing.

    the next time i see someone say “my eyeglass prescription hasn’t changed in X years so why do I need to see an eye doctor” is the next time someone gets punched

    you do realize that we check more than just your prescription, right? you do realize that we make sure you don’t have any hidden diseases or problems in the back of your eyes, right? you do realize that glaucoma is a silent disease and you won’t know something’s wrong until it’s too late, right? you know that we can catch cancers, find type 2 diabetes, and a multitude of other problems just by looking in the back of your eyes, right? problems you would otherwise never knew existed until it’s too late and either your vision or your life is in serious danger.

    but yeah, sure, i went to school for 4 years after college to get my doctorate just to write your prescription. i don’t care if you wanna buy online and get shitty lenses but how dare you shrug off my profession like that. fuck right off.

    Like. I’m at a VA hospital right now and glasses are the least important thing that I do there. I check cataracts and help the patients decide when it’s the right time to get surgery. I watch their diabetes and make sure they aren’t going blind from lack of blood sugar control. I monitor glaucoma and prescribe drops to help prevent visual field loss. I make sure the guys with HIV don’t have signs of it in their eyes, which would indicate dropping CD4 counts. I make sure the guys with opioid dependence don’t have vision-threatening consequences from shooting up. We help the people coming back with traumatic brain injuries whose eyes don’t work together anymore, who have vision loss caused by brain damage and not eyeballs. I can see plaques in the blood vessels of the eye that can warn of impending stroke or heart attack and I will refer the patient to the appropriate doctors to prevent a life-threatening event.  But you think I just write your glasses prescription.

    The number of times I’ve wanted to withhold a glasses rx from a patient for refusing dilation but sadly that is illegal. I actually had to write a glasses prescription for a patient the other day who could barely see from a combination of cataracts, clinically significant macular edema from diabetic retinopathy, and who knows what else because he refused dilation. I told him I wanted to send him to a specialist because glasses couldn’t help him see better but when he asked if the specialist was going to dilate him he refused because he can’t stand being dilated. Well you’ll enjoy being blind from something that can be treated a lot less! I did everything I could, including showing him photos of his own eyes since we take photos on all patients in prescreening and he still refused. I stg so hate patients sometimes!

    Oh and just wait until you start getting patients refusing to pay for a CL fitting because “nothing has changed” and they just want their Rx. I had a patient tell me it was illegal to withhold an Rx, which yes it would be if you paid for the service but you also can’t expect me to perform a service for free! I’m glad you think nothing has changed but you are not the one with “Doctor” in their title who went to school for four years to earn the degree. You can literally go blind over CL misuse, so sorry if I don’t want to just write you an Rx without actually making sure the contacts are healthy for your eyes. A contact lens fitting is about more than just the numbers of the prescription it’s also about making sure the lenses fit well and let your eyes breathe well because let me tel you something, having something in your eye is not healthy to begin with so you should care enough to pay a little extra to ensure you are in a lens that is actually fine for your eye! Patients get so entitled they forget what we do is more than just giving you glasses.

    I work for an eyeglass retailer and hear all sorts of stories from our doctors about people refusing to take the health of their eyes seriously until it's pretty much too late. I just heard a story a few months back about a man who wouldn't believe that his wild Rx changes were from the onset of diabetes, and instead insisted our doctor was "screwing up." This man went into a diabetic coma and it took him six months to recover. Afterwards, he came in to apologize to our doctor. So yeah, there's that.

    American skater Michael Tongko-Burry won the Silver Men’s I Free Skating event of the 2017 International Adult Figure Skating Competition skating Yuri On Ice wearing Yuuri’s FS costume.

    View his routine here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5nojn0_silver-men-i-free-skating-2017-international-adult-figure-skating-competition-oberstdorf-germany_sport?start=647