I have no theme and reblog the most random things.
I have no theme and reblog the most random things.
2021 | 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Los Angeles (September 19)
I would just like to say that I am very proud of myself for correctly identifying this as Christian Siriano.
I love this especially because it would look truly patheticÂ and/or goofy onÂ a thin person. The excellence of the design is that it isÂ about herÂ and her body, you know? Which, of course, Siriano is so appreciative of generally, the reality of bodies. Itâs a celebration of her body. So she looks like the embodiment of delight, and also a particular poofy purple flower that I canât remember the name of. (although I think bigger earrings would have set off the updo better.)
Never forget that Christian Siriano started on Project Runway like âI canât design for fat peopleâ and then Tim Gunn was like âwell then youâre not very good,â and Christian decided to get good.
if youâre abled, please watch this
A tiktok reply to a comment that says, âan ambulatory wheelchair user? đđđâ
The girl says, âI wasnât gonna reply to this comment at first, but I decided I should make a video on it, because recently, Iâve gotten so many ableist comments about being an ambulatory wheelchair user, and I really wanted to address it. There are quite literally hundreds of reasons why someone could use a wheelchair. And actually, the majority of wheelchair users are not paralyzed. Over 60 % of wheelchair users are not paralyzed. They use it for some other disability. So just because you see someone who uses a wheelchair get up and walk for a few steps does not mean that they donât need their wheelchair.
I use a wheelchair for like, ten different reasons. First of all, I have a condition called hypermobility spectrum disorder, which is very similar to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, for people who know about that, which basically means that all the connective tissue in my body is extremely stretchy and loose. This means that all of my joints are extremely hyper-mobile and they dislocate very easily. My hips sublux, or partially dislocate, almost every single time I try to take a step. Itâs extremely painful, and it literally causes damage to my hip joints. My connective tissue disorder also caused me to develop a condition called POTS, or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This makes me pass out basically any time I stand up for more than, like, 20 seconds. So itâs not really safe, because Iâve gotten concussions from it before from passing out and hitting my head.
POTS and hyper-mobility spectrum disorder also come with extreme fatigue, and I donât mean being tired, I mean fatigue. My muscles physically get exhausted much easier than other peopleâs. And, to top it off, I have a neurological condition called functional neurological disorder. Basically, it makes my legs go numb, it causes me to have extreme muscle weakness in my calves and thighs, and some days I canât really move them that well.
Disabled people and ambulatory wheelchair users do not owe you an explanation, and you need to understand that. I am sharing this because I feel comfortable with it and because I want to, I want to educate this person. But you have to understand that not every person is like that, and quite frankly, itâs none of your business. Thank you.â
âwe need to stop the stigma towards drug users and addictsâ and âwe need to challenge the idea that being sober makes you boringâ and âwe need to stop acting like binge drinking to the extent youâre doing medical damage is fun and normal for young peopleâ are all ideas that can and should coexist.
just so weâre clear, the threshold for âbinge drinking to the extent youâre doing medical damageâ is waaaay lower than you think.
I work in an obstetrician and gynaecologistâs office. we have to tell patients on a regular basis that they are binge drinking weekly when they think they are simply consuming a normal amount of alcohol on the weekends.
having more than 3 drinks in a single sitting if you have an estrogen based endocrine system is a binge that is medically significant.
having more than 5 in a sitting is a medically significant binge for someone with a testosterone based endocrine system.
every time you do this, it significantly impacts your risk of getting breast cancer, and damages your liver. it takes time to recover from that liver damage. if youâre having a 3-5 or more drink binge on a weekly basis, you are an alcoholic, medically speaking, and your liver is not recovering.
again: the bar for what binge drinking is, medically, is so much lower than what you think it is.
alcohol is a really toxic substance and not something you should fuck around with.
again: if you have an estrogenized hormone system (common for most women), then 3 drinks is a binge. if you have a testosteronized hormone system (common for most men), then 5 drinks is a binge.
anything above that number, consumed as frequently as weekly or more, and youâre medically a binge drinking alcoholic.
also, if youâre drinking any quantity of alcohol 6 days a week or more, thatâs another threshold at which, medically speaking, you meet the definition of alcoholism. your liver needs more days without alcohol in your system than just one a week to recover and be healthy.
I donât say any of this to shame anyoneâto me, alcoholism or substance use disorders arenât a sign of weakness or moral failing. and most of us genuinely donât know this stuff.
ratherâI point this out because itâs important to reduce harm, and find ways to live healthier, happier lives. there is a life outside of constant binge drinking. itâs not always easy to find it. but itâs out there. you deserve a life where your emotional needs are met by something other than alcohol, and a life in which your liver is healthy, and the ways you cope and celebrate and find joy donât put you at increased risk of cancer.
alsoâeven if alcohol is the only way you can self-medicate, or if you choose to go on with your alcohol usage anyway regardless of other optionsâyou still deserve to know what itâs doing to your body.
information is key. you donât have to stop drinking, but the utter lack of education on alcohol + the normalization of binge drinking in current society leads to many people drinking without any idea of what itâs doing to their bodies.
addicts deserve accurate medical information regardless of what they decide to do with it. for some people, losing liver function is worth the benefits they get from binge drinking, but they canât make that choice if they donât know what the consequences are to begin with.
addicts deserve accurate medical information regardless of what they decide to do with it.
Opening some medieval manuscript style commissions!
Half body: $20
Full body: $30
Detailed borders add an additional $6
Extra figures add an additional $10
Depending on complexity (eg, extra background details, like those seen in the full body example) I may feel a slightly higher charge will be due.
I can draw your OCs, or real people, and I can even include animals/pets!
To start the commission process, just send me a DM!
Payment is to be made prior to my starting the piece, through paypal or ko-fi, which Iâll send you the information for privately in our DMs after we discuss what youâd like me to create.
I reserve the right to refuse a commission if it makes me uncomfortable (and I will not draw anything I find distasteful or that I deem disgusting).
I donât know the fine details of determining the country of origin, nor year of a manuscriptâs creation based on style/fashion depicted. I donât know an immense amount about the symbolism, either, but this is all just in good fun, so if you see a real manuscript that charms you, you can send that to me as one of your references, and I can try to imitate it in my way, particularly in posing or colors. Â I also ask that you provide some kind of reference for whoever you want me to depict. If itâs your OC, it doesnât have to be anything fancy, just a simple sketch and/or picture reference(s) will work just fine.
"Love taking an 8 minute route that takes an abled 2 minutes"
Able-bodied people, this is what your world is like. In a new situation it's also usually impossible to even know an alternate route, so the options are like enduring the painful and dangerous illegal barriers or...going home. And for the people suggesting the op report these things- that's a great suggestion but you should also be aware of how often businesses, governments, schools flat out ignore concerns like this.
If it troubles you, I highly suggest making your own complaints every time you see something like this.
Do not shop at businesses that break the law. Do not let governments who deny disabled rights go unchallenged. Don't do nothing when your world is dangerous to us.
getting an office job after years of being a self-employed adhd nightmare was so funny though. like all through college and working for myself i assembled this terrifying patchwork of lifehacks and getting-things-done techniques and none of them ever seemed to work that well or for that long. but then i'm in an office where i have a defined set of tasks that need doing with no creative input on my part and suddenly i seem like a fucking productivity wizard. coworkers marvel at how quickly i work when they ask me to do something. what else would i be doing. we are at work. you asked me to fill out a form. why would it take longer than five minutes. what do you people do all day.
âLook at how much I can do when I donât have to decide what to do firstâ pretty much sums up my transition from university to work life. Anyway now people at work think Iâm some kind of SuperEmployee
Iâm very excited for my latest craft experiment, where I rhythmically slap sale rank oil paint onto a canvas and I see how long it takes to dry so that I can finally touch the paint textures I stare at so longingly in museums. 12 hours in, still wet. I am beginning to think this might take longer than I thought which you can imagine is quite a burden, as I am absolutely horned up to rub this paint.
You guys sound like you know what youâre talking about but Iâm gonna touch it every twenty minutes just to be sure
Iâve put this canvas to age in the basement like a fine wine, along another recent masterpiece of mine âI put the paint on me hand and I slap the canvas like a bongoâ
Paint slapped on 6/9, as of 6/22 (I mean actually it was a couple days ago but I didnât fully check the dryness then so I canât be sure):
It is rubbery feeling and the peaks of paint move when you flick them. The texture is not at ALL what I expected tbh and it makes me excited to try a different experiment, thick brush strokes, you know, those mad thicc ones that swirl real good
Hereâs an additional shot with my coffee cup for a further sense of scale so people will understand that these canvases are small and therefore stop sending me asks about my supposedly gorilla sized hands, you bastards, you rotten bastards scared of the hands your minds gave me
I donât know shit about art but isnât this like a great example of art that pushes the boundaries of what art is? Like youâve got your canvas with paint on it, but your reason for putting the paint there is totally different than why most people put paint on stuff. Itâs like a study on texture or something.
Agreed, this is really cool and also I love the fact that you really wanted to touch some paint, so you just went out and bought a bunch of paint and made your own painting for touching purposes. Thatâs striking me as really really cool right now for reasons I canât entirely articulate.Â
For reference: Really thick paint on a piece of art is called impasto. Another really fun way to do it is with a painting knife: you can make each stroke SUPER SMOOTH like cake icing, but with visible, touchable texture between the strokes.
art by Jan Ironside, who does THICK IMPASTO FLOWERS THAT I SO WANT TO TOUCH
You LITERALLY sat down to watch paint dryâŠ
Museums should have stuff like this on display JUST so you can touch it. With a sign like,Â âFeel me up! I wonât alarm!â
make good art
Only thing about thick impasto is that the paint can get a bit sharp sometimes. Like, Iâve cut my hand on dried impasto paint because the paint stroke was that pointed. -.-;
Every reply on this post is delightful
sorry this is not relevant at all but ive seen this post many times and EVERY SINGLE TIMEÂ â stop sending me asks about my supposedly gorilla sized hands, you bastards, you rotten bastards scared of the hands your minds gave meâ makes me spiral ive never laughed so hard thank you
Hate the 4 or so days after peeling a bandaid off where you have to wait for the stupid red mark to go away
Thatâs what you all said about pomegranates a few days ago. Tumblr doesnât get to armchair diagnose me with two allergies in the same week, that isnât fair.
Stop being maybe allergic to things then /j.
Iâve gone through my entire life with basically no allergies and Iâm not about to start now
Given that the persistent red parts and dry skin are always in the âshapeâ of the adhesive part thatâs probably it
âPomegranate allergy is seen in conjunction with allergies to other foods presenting as Latex Food Syndrome, which is caused by the body confusing the proteins it encounters in food to that of latex proteins to which it is already sensitised.â
âThere are 3 allergens thought to cause allergic reactions in pomegranates, these are called Pun g 1, Pun g 7 and Pun g 14. Pun g 14 is a chitinase protein. This is a plant derived enzyme made by plants naturally to act as a defence against fungal attacks. Chitinase is a protein associated with an allergy to latex.â
Youâre saying itâs possible that my body throws hissy fits over delicious fruit and medical treatment because itâs freaking out over an antifungal protein?
WAIT. MAIZE IS ON THIS LIST.
IS SWEETCORN NOT SUPPOSED TO SOFTEN THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH UP AND HURT LIKE HELL FOR HOURS?? IS THAT AN ALLERGY THING??
May I offer moral support?
I spent my entire life thinking tomatoes were spicy. Turns out, theyâre not. I was 36 when I learned that Iâm allergic to some kind of pollen that also triggers on raw tomatoes. :S
At least you get an entirely different depth of flavour from the average burger! XD
If Lynati is right I might have one single allergy that wants to fuck my life up in multiple distinct ways.
The irony here is that I only mentioned bandaids because I was using them to secure samples to my skin for a pomegranate test last week.
Iâm glad the horrible realisation of why I am hurt by everything I love is productive for you buddy
One of the most bizarrely cool people Iâve ever met was an oral surgeon who treated me after a ridiculous accident (thatâs another story), Dr. Z.
Dr. Z. was, easily, the best and most competent doctor or dentist Iâve ever encountered â and after that accident, I encountered quite a number. He came stunningly highly recommended, had an excellent record, and the most calming bedside manner Iâve ever seen.
That last wasnât the sweet gentle caretaking sort of manner, which some nurses have but you wouldnât expect to see in a surgeon. No; when Dr. Z. told me that one of my broken molars was too badly damaged to save, and I (being seventeen and still moderately in shock) broke down crying, he stared at me incredulously and said, in a tone of utter bemusement, âBut â I am very good.â
I stopped crying on the spot. In the last twenty-four hours or so of one doctor after another, no one had said anything that reassuring to me. He clearly just knew his own competence so well that the idea of someone being scared anyway was literally incomprehensible to him. What more could I possibly ask for?
(He was right. The procedure was very extended, because the tooth that needed to be removed was in bits, but there was zero pain at any point. And, as he promised, my teeth were so close together that they shifted to fill the gap to where there genuinely is none anymore, itâs just a little easier to floss on that side.)
But Dr. Z.âs insane competence wasnât just limited to oral surgery.
When I met Dr. Z., he, like most doctors Iâve had, asked me if I was in college, and where, and what I was studying. When I say âmath,â most doctors respond with âoh, wow, good for youâ or possibly âwhat do you want to do with that after college?â
Dr. Z. wanted to know what kind of math.
I gave him the thirty-second laymanâs summary that I give people who are foolish enough to ask that. He responded with âoh, you meanââ and the correct technical terms. I confirmed that was indeed what I meant (and keep in mind, this was upper-division college math, you donât take this unless youâre a math major). He asked cogent follow-up questions, and there ensued ten or so minutes of what Iâd call âsmall talkâ except for how it was an intensely technical mathematical discussion.
He didnât, as far as I can tell, have any kind of formal math background. He just âŠ knew stuff.
I was a competitive fencer at this point in time, so when he asked if I had any questions about the surgery that would be necessary, I asked him if Iâd be okay to fence while I had my jaw wired shut, or if it would interfere with breathing.
âFencing?â he said.
âYes,â I said, âlike swordfighting,â because this is another conversation I got to have a lot. (People assume theyâve misheard you, or occasionally they think you mean building fences.)
âNo, it wonât be safe,â and he went off into an explanation of why.
Turns out, he was also a serious fencer â and, when I mentioned my fencing coach, an old friend of his. (I asked my fencing coach later, and, oh yes, Dr. Z., a good friend of mine, excellent fencer.) (My coach was French. Dr. Z. was Israeli. I never saw Dr. Z. around the club or anything. I have no idea how they knew each other.)
So this was weird enough that later, when I was home, I looked Dr. Z. up on Yelp. His reviews were stellar, of course, but that wasnât the weird thing.
The weird thing was that the reviews were full of people â professionals in lots of different fields â saying the same thing: I went to Dr. Z. for oral surgery, and he asked me about what I did, and it turned out he knew all about my field and had a competent and educated discussion with me about the obscure technical details of such-and-such.
All sorts of different fields, saying this. Lawyers. Businessmen. Musicians.
As far as I can tell, itâs not that I just happened to be pursuing the two fields he had a serious amateur interest in â he just seemed to be extremely good at literally everything.
I have no explanation for this. Possibly he sold his soul to the devil.
He did a damn good job on my surgery.
Some god is slumming it on Earth with maxed-out stats helping people and his dive bar of choice is oral surgery.
itâs been said before and it will be said again but iâm begging you all nicely to restrain yourselves from being so casually aggressive and rude and obnoxious in the tags & reblogs of a complete strangerâs posts. no one wants to know that you hate [tv show that op giffed]. no one wants to know that you hate [character that op drew]. no one wants to hear you being ugly and negative for no reason. say what you want to say in your own post. donât hit the reblog button. blacklist relevant tags. unfollow or block relevant accounts. log out. shut down. get help.
Now, Iâm not saying romantic relationships are inferior, or that theyâre useless, or that you being in one or that you shipping some characters romantically is Bad or something off the walls like that. What Iâm saying is that two people (or characters, since weâre talking shipping here) can be just as devoted to each other, love each other just as deeply, mean just as much to each other while being in a platonic relationship. The end point of caring about someone doesnât have to be romance.
Friendship isnât a stepping stone between strangers and romantic partners, itâs a different path. And you can follow that path as deep into the wood as a romantic one if you want, and neither is inferior to the other, they just have different views.
reblog my aro posts you cowards