ONE of the post-credit scenes
GOD DAMMIT MARVEL.
First full-body shot of The CW’s Flash — what do you think? (We say: Needs more abs.)
Wait! I’m still getting caught up on Arrow! — tbb
Well, if nothing else, Arrow has better costume designers that the folks over at 20th century fox and their Spy Kids Quicksilver. See? Color costumes can be done well!
In 2003, the Annals of Improbable Research released the results of a study that was not so much groundbreaking as it was ground-battering: Kansas, the tongue-in-cheek analysis found, was flatter than a pancake. The researchers Mark Fonstad, William Pugatch, and Brandon Vogt used polynomial equations to calculate the flatness of the famously flat state, and discovered that—as compared to the topography of an IHOP pancake—it was indeed flatter than a flapjack.
Their finding was not incorrect. Parts of Kansas are, in fact, flatter than a pancake! But the study’s focus on Kanas, it turns out, was also misleading. Because there are states—six of them, to be specific—that are even flatter than Kansas. The states flatter than a pancake, you could say, could be served in a short stack.
Read more. [Image: Jerome Dobson, Joshua Campbell]
has someone told the dennys tumblr this? someone should let them know. pancakes are involved.
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
OMG HE’S TOTORO
NEVER NOT REBLOG GUILLERMO DEL TOTORO
Damien Hirst: The Golden Calf
So on the one hand I’m outraged because this is actually a Hirst that I don’t find totally idiotic, and that’s almost too much to bear.
On the other hand, this is doing absolutely nothing to dissuade me of my decision to appropriate Hirst’s work in my own portraits of demons.
But I don’t even know how I feel about that because I’m basically sitting here going yeah Hirst is emblematic of the fundamental error of the Miltonian Mammon as expressed in his monologue during the congress of devils, and Hirst is like CHECK OUT THIS BALLER GOLDEN CALF GUYS ISN’T IT SHINY???
Like my critique loses its edge somewhat when he embodies it this well. :| It just seems… too obvious now.
i know literally nothing about this dude other than the fact that 6+ years ago I took an art book of his from my grandmothers overflowing library along with other books because it looked weird and shiny and I was weird and in highschool and she was in the process of moving and it was in the donate pile.
Why does he suck? I don’t think I have even looked through the book, tbh?
the wikipedia page for the word neurotypical pretty much says it exactly like that, the fact that the word came out of the autistic community means non-autistic people don’t get to decide how it gets used and defined and it’s not okay to appropriate
if that’s the case, then we as a group I think need a new word that defines all mental illnesses and disorders since I do not think it is okay to call people with mental illnesses neurotypical, because their experiences and their life is going to be changed and defined by being depressed or anxious and they aren’t going to live the way that an actual neurotypical person would
i do not want to be appropriative or speak over someone here. but i definitely don’t feel comfortable saying that people with depression are neurotypical because it’s not the same experience at all.
i could just change this blog to a new title? something that included mental illnesses and neuroatypicality without bringing up all these questions about it? though i’m not certain what just yet
wrong blog. oops.
The autistic community, which I should probably note I am part of so it doesn’t look like I am trying to speak over people, already had this debate and the basic outcome was the invention of the label allistic to mean non-autsitc and the common use of neurotypical to mean no brain things at all/neurotatypical and neurodivergent to mean having brain things going on. I wish I could word this better but apparently I can write about neurotransmitters but not come up with anything other than brain things >.< I can see if I can dig up some old posts but this was a lonnnng time ago, and I’m honestly wondering why this is popping up again now.
I think this also upsets me a lot because diagnosing brain stuff is really fuzzy and hard. And there are a lot of inter-sectional reasons that have nothing to do with actual brains that one diagnosis is made over another. Some people don’t have any diagnosis or even the resources to feel comfortable in a self diagnosis but can be confident in the knowledge that their brains do not work “normally” or within the set of what is considered normal. In fact, the recent removal of the aspergers label from the DSM and the restriction of the PDD-NOS diagnosis are about this as well - the difference between who was getting diagnosed with what had nothing to do with actual symptoms or prognosis or brain difference and a lot more to do with who you saw, when, and what was trending that year.
The amount of misdiagnosis that happens around autism is another reason to extend a label to a broader community. Some people get misdiagnosed, depending on how they present, with ADHD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and a bunch more. Some people undiagnosed, because of the perception that once you function outside of some stereotype your brain suddenly functions normally enough.
Then there is the fact that autism has several known causes and probably many many unknown ones. Some people are autistic because of a physical brain abnormality. Some autistics had birth complications that likely contributed to autism. For some it is genetic, for others the rest of the family is neurotypical. Some autistic brains are indistinguishable from “standard” brains on MRI scan, some are not. Some look more typical during other functional, rather than simply physical scans, but then, every other mental illness in the original post does as well.
There are people whose brains are notable non-typical on a structural or functional level who are behavioral and cognitively typical, either from birth or after an accident or a stroke. Are people with MS neurodiverse? Their brains are physically different. Anyone who has ever had brain surgery? What about epileptics? Synesthetes? What about people who are deaf or blind or have any other kind of disability that in their case is caused by some part of the brain not working “normally”? Are they neurodiverse?
There are also some studies that suggest that autism is genetically related to ADHD, bipolar, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia, and that some of these may run together in families.
I really don’t understand how someone can define anything biologically to include autism but not these other conditions.
weepingrock asked: Anxiety disorders and depression are neurotransmitter disorders, meaning if you have those without an autism spectrum disorder, add/adhd, bipolar, dyslexia, or dysgraphia you are still neurotypical. Lumping these folks in with non-NTs minimizes the problems that people who really are non-NT face. Can you please correct your blog and inform your followers? The misappropriation of the label by NT is damaging.
… I have never heard this. I’m not saying it’s not true, just that I’d like to verify it before I start telling it to people. So I will start looking into that pronto.
Followers, any thoughts/contributions?
They don’t actually know what causes any of these disorders/conditions, autism included. In all likelihood, every one of these disorders has many, many different causes. But brain imaging for all of these show differences between people without these disorders and people with them.
ADHD/ADD is actually in the same class of disorders as autism and is more and more frequently diagnosed with neuro-imaging. Learning disabilities are in this category as well. The category is “neuro-developemental disorders”
Both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (these two get the most studies because of perceived severity) have been shown to permanently change the structure of the brain on an anatomical level.
I have seen brain scans connected to everything on this list.
If the mod of this blog or anyone else wants me to actually go dig for links and sources, I can. Just let me know. Or you can google “[condition] brain imaging” and find a ton of studies and comparison images. Again, I will put something together if you don’t have the spoons, but I am going to hold of on spending mine without a direct request. I hope that’s cool and still useful.