dannylexxbang said:

194, 205, 213

194-What’s something you can see yourself going to jail for?

  • Disorderly conduct, likely at Walmart

205-How you’d spend ten thousand bucks?

  • I’d spend it on a surround stereo, fourteen pounds of fundip, mulitple strobe lights, and a crate of Gumby suits!

213-If you met me what would you do?

  • I I met you sweet Lex
  1. I’ll give you a nice big panda hug!
  2. Well then go to Chipotle and meet up with Twizz (And maybe Regal if he wants to join) and we’ll feast.
  3. And then we’ll have a mother-truckin rave party while wearing Gumby suits!

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At DallasCon13 Rachel Miner revealed that she’s suffering from MS, a debilitating nerve disease.

Her next scheduled Con appearance is at VegasCon14 (March 13th) and Carry On would like to show Rachel that the SPN Family loves and cares for her. Let’s show Rachel we have her back and that she has all of our support!

We will be raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (in her name) and gathering letters, cards, and gifts for Rachel. The gifts do not have to be anything extravagant, it’s the gesture that counts! Handmade and bought gifts are extremely welcome. When some of our staff was at VanCon, Rachel stated that she was a huge bookworm and grew up loving 80s fantasy movies like: Legend, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Neverending Story, etc. So if you want to send fanart to something related to her interests/likes and anything in between – go for it!

Please send them to:

Carry On

PO BOX 581172

Louisville, KY 40268

If you are planning to attend either the convention in Toronto or Chicago, we will be collecting gifts/letters/cards there in person.

Also, if you’d like to make a financial contribution for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society you can do that here.

Thank you!

Wearing Down || Open Para

Wynter ran his fingers through his hair, looking into the mirror. His eyes were clear, if darkened by recent knowledge and pain. He looked at the clock. An hour until the bar opened. Wynter turned from the mirror and walked into the kitchen, heeding Nix’s complaints of wanting sugar. With a quiet sigh, he closed his eyes and opened them, revealing a warm grey. Nix sighed unhappily and reached for the peppermint candies that Wynter kept in the cabinet. He played with the necklace that Wynter wore and looked at the letter Wynter had left on the counter.

"Is Adri really going away Wynter? Why? Does she not like us anymore?" There wasn’t an answer and Nix wilted. "I know her sister is sick, but… Well, she could have called…" He sniffed and walked to the living room, curling up on the couch. "I miss her. It’s been a week and she hasn’t sent a letter or called at all."

Nix closed his eyes, rubbing at them. After a moment, his hands dropped and Wynter sat up, his pale blue eyes dry and dark again. He looked at the clock. Ten minutes had passed. If he walked slowly, he could make it last. And besides, Emrys had a book he wanted to pick up from the bookstore.

A few hours later found Wynter at the bar, currently empty, polishing a glass. He’d washed them all twice, washed the bar, all of the tables, and was setting out to do it again. He was not going to stop. Sleep was a bad idea, and so was thinking, so… Work was his other option.

But he was exhausted. He leaned on the bar, putting the glass down. He put his head in his hand and took a moment to stop moving. His head was pounding. He didn’t move until he heard footsteps in the bar, and he was grateful that they weren’t the tiny, light footsteps that he’d associated with Fox’s daughter. He couldn’t summon a smile for her at the moment.

Strange but true: Getting pregnant when you're already pregnant

We all know that fertility varies from woman to woman: Some struggle to conceive, while others are surprised by a pregnancy when they’re trying to avoid it. But getting pregnant while you’re already pregnant? That seems to go beyond the extremes of human fertility.

And yet – at least for a handful of women – it has happened.

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In an odd phenomenon known as superfetation, a pregnant woman releases an egg a few weeks into her pregnancy. The second egg is fertilized, and the woman is then pregnant with two babies simultaneously. (Don’t confuse this with superfecundation – when two eggs released during the same cycle are fertilized at separate times.)

Biologically speaking, things aren’t supposed to happen this way. “Pregnancy hormones usually shut down a woman’s system, making it impossible for her to ovulate during her pregnancy,” says Connie Hedmark, an obstetrician at Marquette General Hospital in Michigan. “This is why superfetation is so remarkable.”

No one knows why it happens. But according to Karen Boyle, a nationally recognized expert in reproductive medicine, superfetation may occur when implantation of the first embryo is delayed, preventing that initial spike in hormones.

Delayed implantation is said to occur in rabbits and some other animals (although this hasn’t been well studied). In humans, the phenomenon seems to be so rare that when Boyle was preparing for a segment about superfetation on ABC’s Good Morning America, she was able to find only about ten cases on record.

After the show aired, however, Boyle was inundated with comments and emails from people who suspect that they experienced superfetation themselves. Many others wrote to say that they knew of twins, one of whom appeared to have been conceived much later than the other. “I was shocked at the response,” says Boyle.

Couldn’t some of these cases be the result of growth retardation in one of the twins? Definitely. But, as Boyle points out, we can’t dismiss the possibility that superfetation is simply not recognized when it does happen.

Are the babies born at the same time? Yes. In the earliest known cases, the babies’ age difference was discovered after both children were delivered naturally. These days, the condition shows up during an ultrasound, giving Mom and the medical team time to plan the delivery – usually a planned c-section, since only one of the babies is full-term.

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