I’m watching a game right now and couldn’t help but think

DMMD Hockey AU

  • Noiz constantly tripping opposing players with his stick or slithering in out of nowhere to steal the puck
  • Mink being overly aggressive with defense, making him the perfect goalie when necessary
  • Koujaku being the overall fan favorite, renowned in the whole league for his equally stellar defensive and offensive tactics
  • Mizuki being titled team captain and offered contracts for many other teams, but stays loyal to Dry Juice
  • Aoba being an avid hockey fan but finds it hard to commit to one team, so he cheers whenever anyone scores. He played it as a kid but sustained massive trauma and isn’t all to comfortable with the idea of getting into it again.
  • Ren being forced to come to games with Aoba, so he picks up on the lingo and positions and analyzes the set up for an educated guess as to who will win. He hasn’t been wrong yet.
  • Clear being another fan that meets Aoba when they get a little too out of hand after a goal is made and were basically on top of each other the whole time

phan-of-the-hour asked:

Ok so I don't think of headcannons that often but what about Cherri having to explain Dr. D's crazy lingo to all of the killjoys but him not even half of the time understanding it (I can't remember if they talked about this in the comic)

Haha, like his translator? :p After listening to Dr. D’s broadcasts for months or years, I think Killjoys would start to pick up on what he’s saying. But some of it might make sense only to him.

bad people will abuse the “call-out” method to turn people against innocents, but bad people will also abuse criticisms of the call-out method in order to get away with saying or doing bad things, while turning people against innocents who try and point out their bad behavior

it’s almost like no matter what side of an issue you stand on, scumbags will find out how to adapt to the environment, learn the lingo, and use it to manipulate systems and spaces so they can get away with hurting people

Experimental Drug That May Repair Nerve Damage in MS Moves Forward

A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015.

“This study, for the first time, provides biological evidence of repair of damaged myelin in the human brain, and advances the field of neuro-reparative therapies,” said study lead author Diego Cadavid, MD, with Biogen in Cambridge, Mass., and a fellow with the American Academy of Neurology.

The Phase 2 study involved 82 people who had their first incident of acute optic neuritis, a disease that typically affects one eye and is characterized by inflammation, damage to the nerve fibers and loss of myelin within the optic nerve. It is estimated that about half of people with optic neuritis will later develop multiple sclerosis.

All participants were treated with high dose steroids and then randomly selected with equal probability to receive either the experimental antibody, called anti-LINGO-1, or a placebo once every four weeks, for a total of six doses. Participants were then assessed every four weeks for six months and a final visit at eight months. The drug’s effectiveness in repairing myelin was evaluated by comparing the recovery of the optic nerve latency in the damaged eye at six and eight months to the normal unaffected eye at the start of the study.  

The main finding of the study focused on the latency of the visual evoked potential (VEP), a test that measures the visual system’s ability to conduct electrical signals between the retina and the brain. The results showed that people treated with the experimental drug and who did not miss more than one dose (per protocol population) had significantly improved conduction as measured by latency recovery compared to people who received the placebo. At six months, those who received the drug improved on average by 7.55 milliseconds, or 34 percent, compared to placebo. The effect continued to eight months with an average improvement of 9.13 milliseconds or 41 percent over placebo.

In addition, the percentage of subjects whose VEP latency in the affected eye recovered to normal or nearly normal (within 10 percent of the normal eye) more than doubled, from 26 percent on placebo to 53 percent on the drug.

A substudy using an exploratory method of measuring latency called multifocal VEP revealed similar treatment effects.  

“More studies are needed to evaluate whether these changes lead to clinical improvement,” said Cadavid.

A second study of anti-LINGO-1 in people with multiple sclerosis is ongoing.


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Indian dad who doesn’t understand his daughter’s lingo. #goals

[p1: oh my god, goals. 
p2: What goals? You’re watching soccer?
p1: What? No. 
p2: Show me, I want to watch too, please. 
p1: No, it’s just-
p2: (shouting) Show me right n-! ] 

I’ve never seen anything so damn stupid in my life.

If I was to move to Mexico, I’d have to assimilate or I’d look like a jackass.

If I was to move to India, I’d have to assimilate or I’d look like a jackass.

If I was to move to Japan, I’d have to assimilate or I’d look like a jackass.


Now, that doesn’t mean removing your cultural identity or background, it’s essentially learning the lingo of your new country, the meaning of hand gestures that might not exist or differ from your original culture, learning the history of your new country or understanding the political system, and understanding the difference of your new country’s mainstream from your original country’s mainstream– yanno “learning how to work the streets”.

Assimilation happens when someone immigrates into a new country, it’s a valid need in order for them to get around their new country and it happens inside the country, not outside. Hell, you don’t even necessarily have to move outside your country, moving to a different region of your country means you have to learn the different culture and customs of that new region because diversity is complex because there isn’t solidarity from state to state, district to district, city to city. 

For example, a kid from the rural countryside would have to assimilate to urban life if they were to move to an urban city otherwise they’d be entirely lost if they didn’t try learning how to live in the city, but that doesn’t mean they lose their rural upbringing, that’s apart of them.

Assimilation is learning customs of their new region– however it doesn’t mean that have to learn all or abide by all these customs, it means they need to know enough of these customs to get by.

Culture appropriation is a whole fucking other thing, and more often then not, happens outside than inside the culture that is being appropriated.

Seriously just jfc.