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shitshilarious:

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james-tiqueerius:

queerqueerspawn:

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glowcloud:

kittiesinqueerland:

robalyn:

the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.

new york to haiti

greenland is right out

ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want

Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.

Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?

There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.

In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:

As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.

Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.

what drug did you all take because i want in

Math, it’s a hell of a drug.

As a mildly-abashed fan of that song, I applaud this post.

Or possibly Jason Derulo is an absolute God amongst Atlantic Mermaids. 

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mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world.  mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world.  mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world.  mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world.  mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world.  mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world.  mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world. 

mymodernmet:

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the magnificent library has the distinction of holding the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes filling its countless bookshelves.

I thought these were screenshots from Catbards/FFIVX. That’s kind of sad, real world. 

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help i can’t stop playing with colors

youneedacat:

It’s this big taboo. Disabled people are supposed to be suffering, all the time. We are not supposed to enjoy anything about being disabled. If we do enjoy anything about being disabled, then people consider us suspect. They may think we are faking, but if it’s obvious enough that we are not…

Once upon a time, back in the 1940s, when men didn’t wear shorts in public for any reason, at least in the northern, white, working class town my parents grew up in, my grandfather was a bit of a weirdo. He wore bermuda shorts in public, even when no one really knew where he got them. He wore stripes with plaids and polkadots and whatever else he could afford, but without a lot of sense for what other people thought of it. So he’s at a diner, and a woman leans over to her husband, and says “Do you see that man, George? He must be VERY wealthy. No one else would dare dress that way.” 

My parents said it over and over when I was growing up, and I think now, gosh, what a weird lesson to drill into your child, but there it was, explicitly, word for word, not just in the subconscious lessons about class that I am still unpicking slowly, “if you’re poor, you’re crazy. If you’re rich, you’re eccentric.” So you better be rich if you’re going to be weird. 

I’ve never really thought about this from this particular angle, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the difference between “shameful disability services” and “luxury goods” is often just money.  I don’t think I am capable of mowing a lawn. I’m terrified of lawn mowers, going near one turned off is enough to make my hands clammy. The noise, even from inside a building, makes my heart race and my vision blur and I just.. I can’t. But because I can afford $35 every few weeks, it’s a luxury good that a nice father and son team come out and take care of my lawn. But I still wouldn’t be able to do it even if I couldn’t afford to pay someone to help me. 

It’s totally normal, even idealized, to pay someone to wash your hair at a salon, but to have a carer do it because you can’t? Suddenly that’s shameful and weird. 

If I have a child I cannot manage alone, I would be shamed for having the child in the first place, shamed for daring to be a weak or incompetent or inadequate mother, I might even have a child taken away or denied to me via the foster system. This is a completely rational fear, one lived every single day by disabled parents, parents or people who’d like to be parents who face sterilization. Particularly disabled and poor people of color. But if I am wealthy, I can hire a private nanny, or a private nurse if my child is disabled, and suddenly child care assistance becomes a luxury good. Even if it is exactly the same, done by exactly the same person, for exactly the same reason.

So yeah I am thinking a lot lately about how ableism intersects with classism. And how disgusting it is to have to cling to capitalism because the alternatives leave me without the resources I use to maintain good functionality.  

genderoftheday:

Todays Gender of the day is: None pizza with left beef

genderoftheday:

Todays Gender of the day is: None pizza with left beef

Even if feelings are valid, they can sometimes stem from opinions and beliefs that are wrong or harmful.

ilaniel:


collections that are raw as fuck ➝ ezra s/s 2014

Every time I see amazing haute-couture blue gowns I’m totally “And there’s Aurora’s outfit(s).” ;)

I totally see her in the 1st one, second column. (If its’ consolation, I see transparent lace gowns and think about Azshara.)  ilaniel:


collections that are raw as fuck ➝ ezra s/s 2014

Every time I see amazing haute-couture blue gowns I’m totally “And there’s Aurora’s outfit(s).” ;)

I totally see her in the 1st one, second column. (If its’ consolation, I see transparent lace gowns and think about Azshara.)  ilaniel:


collections that are raw as fuck ➝ ezra s/s 2014

Every time I see amazing haute-couture blue gowns I’m totally “And there’s Aurora’s outfit(s).” ;)

I totally see her in the 1st one, second column. (If its’ consolation, I see transparent lace gowns and think about Azshara.)  ilaniel:


collections that are raw as fuck ➝ ezra s/s 2014

Every time I see amazing haute-couture blue gowns I’m totally “And there’s Aurora’s outfit(s).” ;)

I totally see her in the 1st one, second column. (If its’ consolation, I see transparent lace gowns and think about Azshara.) 

ilaniel:

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ ezra s/s 2014

Every time I see amazing haute-couture blue gowns I’m totally “And there’s Aurora’s outfit(s).” ;)

I totally see her in the 1st one, second column. (If its’ consolation, I see transparent lace gowns and think about Azshara.) 

Oh, in personal news, guys, I finished a book. Like all the way to the end.

I am still so angry, and so ashamed, that this is something I’m having to reclaim as a source of pride, as someone who read 2-3 books a week for the majority of her adult life. (And just kept a revolving maxed out library card as a kid.)  So frigging frustrated that reading a children’s novel could be that big a deal. So angry and jealous at people who get to read books.

And I probably only made it because my kindle somehow fucked up and showed the end of the book at 62% so I thought I had a lot longer to go but then voila it ended. I think there’s a short story collection back there. I can’t tell you the last book I finished all the way to the end? I think it was Ubik, and I read that like a year ago.  I want to throw things into walls forever when I try to figure out the exact cocktail of brain chemistry, quitting smoking, and the invention of the iphone that destroyed my only refuge against my pingpong ball brain. 

Older ADHD sisters with younger ASD brothers

neurodiversitysci:

I am a woman with ADHD and my younger sibling is on the autism spectrum.  I keep meeting other such people, in real life and online. How many of us are there, I wonder? Is this common?

I know that ADHD and autism share genes, and that ADHD parents are more likely to have autistic children. But sibling studies understandably tend to look at families where the older child is autistic.  So, I have no idea if there’s a meaningful pattern of families having an older ADHD child and a younger autistic spectrum child.  How common is it relative to, say, having an older ASD child and a younger ADHD child, or having two ADHD or two ASD children?  I also don’t know if gender has anything to do with it—maybe the older siblings are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD if they’re girls, and with ASD if they’re boys.  I also don’t know how much diagnostic biases of the day were involved—when I was young, ADHD was the popular diagnosis, while in my brother’s day, ASD was.  Or, maybe the pattern of strengths and weaknesses matter more, where those with language strengths or a more outgoing personality would tend to be labeled ADHD, while those with language disabilities or a more retiring personality are called ASD? Or, maybe none of these patterns actually exist outside my own speculations, and it’s just pure coincidence that I keep meeting such people.

(To make things even stranger: in all these older ADHD sister/younger ASD brother cases, the older sister passes better for NT, was late-diagnosed or not officially diagnosed, and has an interest in psychology. I’m less inclined to believe these similarities are common or meaningful, but they’re interesting).

Data point: My younger sister and I are both diagnosed ADHD. We are both old enough that the idea of women “like us” being ASD would have been unthinkable in the 80s and early 90s, So honestly I don’t know what my diagnosis would have been if I was 20 years younger, or a boy.

But my disability is much more obvious than it is for her, she’d likely have never been diagnosed if it weren’t for awareness on my parent’s/our childhood psychiatrist’s part due to me. She’s never or rarely been medicated, has never had any lasting difficulty in work or education, doesn’t look “weird” to outsiders, is a popular extrovert, successfully completes hobbies, craft projects, home care, etc. (none of which are true for me.) 

There’s definitely a lot of misunderstanding and lack of research and knowledge about ASD & ADHD presentation in girls and women.  Female coding, female socialization, ways neuroatypicality might biologically present differently in different sexes, and people’s assumptions and stereotypes about “extreme masculinity” or of screaming 5 year old boys running under foot all affect how we diagnose, treat, and live with disabled women. 

I’d definitely be interested in seeing more research on the topic! The intersection of ADHD and ASD/ACs is an interest of mine.