callmeraven13:

chaoticfangurl:

birdworlds:

Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.

I MUST ASK YOU QUESTIONS… RATHER ODDLY SPECIFC QUESTIONS.

rAVENS ON MY DASHBOARD?
YES

catullae!!!  callmeraven13:

chaoticfangurl:

birdworlds:

Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.

I MUST ASK YOU QUESTIONS… RATHER ODDLY SPECIFC QUESTIONS.

rAVENS ON MY DASHBOARD?
YES

catullae!!!  callmeraven13:

chaoticfangurl:

birdworlds:

Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.

I MUST ASK YOU QUESTIONS… RATHER ODDLY SPECIFC QUESTIONS.

rAVENS ON MY DASHBOARD?
YES

catullae!!!  callmeraven13:

chaoticfangurl:

birdworlds:

Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.

I MUST ASK YOU QUESTIONS… RATHER ODDLY SPECIFC QUESTIONS.

rAVENS ON MY DASHBOARD?
YES

catullae!!! 

callmeraven13:

chaoticfangurl:

birdworlds:

Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.

I MUST ASK YOU QUESTIONS… RATHER ODDLY SPECIFC QUESTIONS.

rAVENS ON MY DASHBOARD?

YES

catullae!!! 

(via karalianne)

Executive Dysfunction and Dishwashers

I have been musing on executive dysfunction and the dishwasher, which often sits jam packed full for days while everyone in my family assumes it’s clean or empty. I think what I need for triggering proper action with the dishwasher is a sign with three options: 

FILLING: PUT DISHES IN ME

FULL: RUN ME

CLEAN: EMPTY ME

because I think maybe flipping the signs or seeing the sign would be the trigger I need to remind me to actually run the dishwasher? Like, I flipped the sign, isn’t that good OH GOSH I should RUN it!  I feel like a reminder that just said “when the dishwasher is full, run it.” isn’t going to help because I KNOW that, but I have trouble demarking the line where it’s actually full and that new action is required.  And I think my husband makes the “Narci can fill it better than me so she thinks it’s not full so I’ll just leave a bunch of dishes in the sink for her to deal with instead of running it”, which is not really okay even if he’s doing it subconsciously.

So far asking for help from neurotypical people on this has been unhelpful and humiliating and all the signs I see just say clean and dirty and “dirty” isn’t cutting it because empty and dirty and partly full and dirty and full and dirty are all very different things that aren’t trigging the transition between the three appropriately. Like dirty and empty needs you to put anything that’s been in the sink in and not just the “active” dirty things and …it’s all really complicated and I have to think hard about these things and no one seems to understand how hard it is. 

Plus  I cannot run it at night because it has a setting where it beeps constantly until you open it when it’s done, which is INCREDIBLY annoying, I don’t want to have another wake up in the middle of the night when I’m already getting up at least 2 times a night already. 

So anyway yeah. dishwashers. I feel like this is close enough to okay that I can get  wrangle on it if i figure out how to do it. I’m tired of being frustrated and mad and ashamed by dishes. 

flatbear:

missmollypond:

GUYS GUYS GUYS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

i mean we know why this isn’t being talked about but WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT IT!

Tumblr, this is why we can’t have nice things.

Nicole Perlman is a screenwriter, with a degree in film screenwriting, who hung out with rocket scientists when she was 15 at a book club.  That doesn’t make her a rocket scientist. She likes science. That doesn’t make her a scientist. If liking things made you a thing, I’d be Chris Hemsworth’s butt. 

(via melody-sillermoon)

almightykushlord:

Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told , one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to  and f*** , the local media are reporting exclusively.

“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.

In further discussions with journalists from the media, the  stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”

“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.

The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.

“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.

THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE

So raw he’s totally fictional.

Yo internet, posting an unsourced piece of satire from a european website and pretending it’s from a PoC from Africa is like the opposite of progressive. Pretending to be African for humor’s sake is weird at best and has shades of blackface at worst. Making up the voice of an oppressed person versus elevating the real voices of real people is offensive and speaks into the void we should make for real listening.

Source your shit, grandma forwarders of tumblr.

Oops, edit for link to original. http://www.theglobaledition.com/4-year-old-african-kid-tells-madonna-to-go-fuck-herself/

(via kelesti)

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

I wonder if atypical sensory awareness or feeling out of “place” aggravates this. Like if the room feels like a different room because suddenly the lights seem brighter or it’s cold or you’re in pain, does it have a similar affect?  Because it does sort of feel like you’ve transitioned into a different place because your brain is picking up on wrong, unimportant variables “It seems colder” or “I’m looking at something purple now”  versus larger “this is actually a different room, that was a doorway” type variables? hmmmm. 

(via youneedacat)

youneedacat:

ulgh the ankle thing. I am familiar with and hate the ankle thing. I think it’s the only thing so far that has made me actually fall in a way I can’t catch myself. It’s kind of scary.

Yes.  Exactly.  I just twist the ankle under me and hit the ground when this happens and it’s not the first time in the past few months.  I sprained my other ankle in the exact same spot, falling the exact same way.  My ankle twists under me, and then my foot gets injured.  It’s not my ankle that gets injured, it’s my foot itself, on the side, near the arch.  I feel like I have the same injury now as I did a few months ago on the other foot, just much less severe.  (The other one swelled up like a balloon and looked almost like a break and I couldn’t walk on it, but it turned out to be a nasty sprain.)

What really sucked was that when I’d fallen, my ankle stayed twisted under me in a way that was clearly injuring it more every second, and I couldn’t get up without help.  Luckily there was literally a big guy standing right next to me who pulled me up again.

^^ Yeah, the Ankle Thing. I broke both my feet last year doing The Ankle Thing. Usually when it happens I happen to be on solid or reasonably solid ground, so your foot rolls out and the side of the foot takes the impact. But your foot is only hitting with the impact of the height of your foot off the ground, so maybe 2 inches. And with the weight of probably only one leg or half your body, since usually for me some weight is still on the other foot. And doing the ankle thing on solid ground usually ends up somewhere between OUCH OUCH OUCH walk it off, to a nasty sprain and a foot bruise,  not being able to walk at first without help or get up and pain that lasts for a month+.

 Both times I broke the bones in my arches was when the ankle rolled out as I happened to be on stairs/a curb. So I fell onto the top of my still rolled foot, but with the momentum from falling 12 inches, and with the weight of my whole body in free-fall on top of it.  And I definitely couldn’t get up without help either time at first. Getting stuck on top of a twisted, sprained ankle with your weight bearing the impact site into the ground really blows.

So yeah, if you have the Ankle Thing happen it can definitely break bones, and if you tell them you how fell they’ll probably want to test your ankle. You may need to insist that what they need to look at is also your foot, if your foot is where the pain is located. Both times in the ER I had to insist it was my foot, and then insist again when the X-Ray tech was asked just to do ankles. “No, I need the foot, too.”  Even though the second time I was coherent enough that I drove myself there and was able to say “Hi, I’ve probably sprained my ankle and broken my fifth metatarsal.”  But then they forgot/declined to order the needed x-rays. 

*fist bump Team Ankle Thing.* 

*fist bump Team Giving Myself Mild Flashbacks Thinking Too Much about Breaking My Foot Alone in the Dark aww yeah* 

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

• only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
• of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
• 0% of protagonists are women of color
• 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
• 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

I think it’s really weird that they’re considering an animated cartoon voiced by a white person as a person of color. :-/ Representation matters but employment and valuing creators of color as people matters, too. 

Background: the only maintenance drugs I’ve ever really been on have all been class-C controlled substances, which cannot be ordered online or by phone, and require a hand-delivered new Rx from a physician every month.

So now I’m just taking NSAIDs for joint pain and swelling and getting refills is SO EASY. It’s like a little delight every time that it goes smoothly.  I just plug numbers in to a robot, and go get free drugs later that day. (Thanks, insurance, I am very grateful for my occasional $0 copay.) So much easier than having to go to an appointment, pay a specialist co pay, have a paper RX, lose the Rx, Forget the RX, bring it in so late it’s expired, have them have to call the doctor half the time, oh, we don’t have that in stock, that’ll be $40 (so like $75 with everything). Good job, body, in breaking down in ways that seem affordable and relatively easy, this time. 

It also explains at least some of the reason why I don’t stay on brainmeat meds particularly well.