Rachel Duncan + Frontal Lobe Damage

Rachel’s trouble with speaking (”what happened to my corncob,” for example) is because of trauma to Broca’s area, which is linked to speech production as well as vocal comprehension, which could spell out quite a few interesting arcs for the writers to explore for Rachel (stuttering being the first to come to mind). 

Perhaps more importantly, the frontal lobe contains most of the dopamine sensitive neurons in the brain, which are associated with a plethora of potential hindrances.

  • short term memory problems
  • lack of inhibitions
    • We have seen Rachel in control more often than we have not, and a lack of inhibitions on her part would be an interesting development that might allow us to see more of who Rachel is/was beneath the mask of DYAD. 
  • inappropriate responses to emotional situations/responses that may not be expressed in the face or voice
  • confabulation (giving false information while believing it is the truth)
    • This could potentially be used to the clone’s benefit, were Rachel brought back into the fold, in order to evade a threat, as Rachel would be under the belief that the information she was providing would be truthful.
  • trouble planning for the future
  • loss of motivation
    • This, accompanied by trouble planning for the future could allow us to witness an interesting redemption arc, as the combination of these two could render Rachel no longer willing or able to plot against her sisters, joining ranks with them instead. 
  • reduplicative paramnesia
    • Those with RP believe the location they currently reside is a replica of one located somewhere else.
  • capgras syndrome
    • Those would suffer from Capgras syndrome believe that an identical “replacement” has taken the identity of a close friend, relative, or other person and is posing as that person. This last possibility would be extremely interesting to explore, given that Orphan Black is a show that revolves around genetic identicals. 

Past that, as has been documented in the study of Phineas Gage, who had an iron bar/spike pushed through his head, thus damaging much of his frontal lobe, Rachel could potentially change completely, in both personality and behavior - another arc well worth exploring.

tl;dr - the damage to Rachel’s frontal lobe opens up a wide variety of narrative possibilities, all of which I am more than fascinated to explore

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anonymous asked:

I'm 24 years old, and still live with my parents because of my economical situation, is that a bad thing? Keep in mind, I'm always taking care of the rentals, and unfortunately every single job posting I see requires prior experience. Help?

Living with your parents at 24 is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s actually kind of a smart thing. You are saving money while working to find a better job; there’s nothing wrong with that. Some people in society will judge you for that, but fuck them. You are doing what you feel is best for your situation and only you can really know what that is. Don’t let others look down on you for being responsible with your finances—or for taking care of others.

I have no idea how living at home equates to job experience in your mind, though. The two are not necessarily linked.

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We are heartbroken.
We are angry.
We have had enough.

It’s time to stop being polite.

Join us in sending a strong message to those in power that they’ve pushed us too far. Let’s tell them we refuse to stand aside while they destroy the habitat we all need to sustain ourselves.

What: Noise Demo and Effigy Beating

When: Saturday April 25th (NEW DATE)

Where: Meet at English Bay at 4 pm

What: We’ll be speaking, marching, making a hell of a lot of noise, beating an effigy of Harper and all he and his administration represent and uphold. We will be coming together as a community to pool our love for each other and this place, and to channel our rage. 

lmao I love how the responses to all of the “things aren’t black and white, don’t assume someone’s a ‘bad person’ just because they did one thing wrong” are always “BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN THEY REALLY ARE BAD PEOPLE?”

Well, yeah. That does happen. Which is why you have to stop and use your judgement. Is this person an evil homophobe who thinks we’re all going to hell? Or have they just heard that word used before and didn’t realize it was offensive? Are they 30 and have clearly had time to know voting fraud isn’t a real problem? Or are they 13 and just parroting what their parents told them?

Different situations call for different responses. Things aren’t black and white. You shouldn’t demonize everyone out of fear of letting one asshole slip through otherwise, because no one’s perfect - but you also shouldn’t let everyone get away with everything just because they might be too sheltered to know better and just need to learn.

But instead of recognizing that things are situational, I feel like the response to anyone saying “hey, maybe people should stop and think for two seconds before they reblog callout posts so that we don’t have another case of abusers using a fake callout to isolate their victim, etc” is always “so you’re telling us we have to let every racist/sexist/homophobe get away with everything ever just in case one of them was framed? how about hell no.” Almost always backed up with “yeah, I’m not letting (specific person who wronged me) off that easy” when no one asked you to, they just pointed out that not everyone is them.

I’m really not sure why it’s so surprising that there’s no one size fits all solution to people doing bad things?

anonymous asked:

If titans are originally humans than it makes perfect sense to me that the reason behind their existence is the extermination of mankind. It would be a fighting fire with fire kind of situation; something like “let’s stand back and watch humans (in their titan form and their original human form) finish themselves and each other without even realizing it.” It’s a win win situation for whoever is responsible for this mess. Don’t you think so?

i guess….i never really thought of it that way. hm.

cardiovascular-styrofoam replied to your post: Where do you draw the line between “this person…

I’m not sure that’s the question we should be asking. The solution is the same for both. Repent and believe.

*taps nose thoughtfully* Hm, very good point. I’ve always kinda struggled with knowing how to deal with people like that, and I think a large part of it has been because, “Do I treat them like a fellow believer or like an unbeliever?” sorta thing. I guess it’s only been a struggle because I’ve always approached it incorrectly. :o

like honestly i am so tired of hearing ‘i’m willing to pay more!!!’ like okay!!!! great for you!!!!! i can’t!!!!!! god!!! it just feels so insensitive like she’s not even considering the possibility that other people can’t pay more it’s just like i’m being a cheap asshole not that i actually do not have the money to do it lol…..

anonymous asked:

How do you fake cry, like for being on stage? I may or may not have a handkerchief to cry into, I'm not sure yet.

I think that this is something that varies from person to person. Everybody has different emotional responses to situations. To cry on stage, you have to dig down deep and find where the tears are coming from. But, that place really varies from person to person.

If you try to force it, whether that be thinking too hard about it or using onions or not blinking for a minute or whatever, the tears will be forced. When you find the tears from an emotional place, you stay in the moment more.

dxdger asked:

( send me ➵ and I will bold all that applies to your muse )

I would hurt you or use you. | you unsettle me. | I dislike you or you annoy me. | I would like to get to know you better. | I pity you. | you confuse me. | I feel indifferent towards you. | I would be friends with you. | I would fight by your side. | I would hug you or hold your hand. | I would kiss you. | I would sleep with you. | I would lie for you. | I would protect you. | I would fall in love with you. | I would kill for you | I respect you. | you are my family. | I don’t know you.

anonymous asked:

what do u think about this tao issue? have you read the comments on his weibo?

LONG RESPONSE BELOW…. I didn’t expect it to be this long lol. Please keep in mind that this is purely my opinion. :-)

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Naruto Gaiden (review-ish?)

Let me just say:
1- the whole situation reeks so much of the “Sakura confession” chapter.
2- the whole thing is set up in a way that you only see a really near future clash between father and daughter.
3- Sakura’s situation and responses are suspicious. (“I don’t know if he wore glasses, he never was in the village so much” like… Sakura, my dear, you know that is straight up bullshit you know he didn’t… which again… this reeks so much of sneaky Kishi… you know the usual Kishimoto setting everything everything up to major conflict.)
4- Major conflict localized: Sarada thinks someone else is her mother.
5- “Nothing is what it seems”. Sharingan can be a still desirable dojutsu.
7- I will repeat it, again: Kishimoto is throwing his usual red herrings.
8- REPEAT IT WITH ME: it’s almost as if Kishimoto took all the complaints of the anti fandom and he is going to tear it up piece by piece… do you remember something similar? I bet you do.
9- the tension, the red herrings, the mystery, the build-up, the cliffhanger. Kishimoto has come a long way from Naruto chapter 1… he certainly knows how to make an opening chapter. My attention and my intrigue has been well feed… but yet, I’m craving for more.
10- Can I just say that if a newcomer in SJ had this level of questions and mystery… I would find myself actually getting into more shonen stories.

And last, but not least: Mr. Kishimoto really reminds me of Mr. Takei.

mealonwheels asked:


Send me a word and I will write a drabble with our character

Quidnunc - One who always has to know what is going on.

   “I need to know, Ralph.” Waylon’s never sounded so serious. He’s shaking and that’s to be expected. Waylon isn’t necessarily brave.

In all worlds, Waylon is stuck in the place of a hero and does as necessary. He can take anything–but right now, he can’t take this. The looming, threatening silence.

“I need to know, okay? I just–you need to tell me right now.”

“I cannot.”

“You can.” Waylon’s breath drags on, little patches of uneven tones tumbling forward. “You have to tell me. You have to tell me. Is-is it you?”

“Mr. Park.”

“It’s Waylon.” He’s frustrated now, one hand moving to grab at his hair; he’s trying to release the tension, release the hurt. He’s scared now. Scared of what he knows and what he’s sure he’ll hear.


“Is it you?”


“Is it you?” There it is again–the refusal to answer, the dead stare. “Oh my God, oh my God. It is. I…God, it is! I believed you–I fucking trusted you! And…and it’s you! You’re KILLING those women! You’re a monster.

You stay the fuck away from me.
Shut…no! I don’t want to hear an explanation. I’m calling the police. You’re…you’re not going to get away with this.”

No one else has to die, no one else has to suffer. If anyone can break the circle, it’s usually the reluctant hero.
But Waylon’s not reluctant this time.

He’s happy to do this.

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

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Gosh I wish I could be as strong, brave, level headed and intelligent as abscidium and utterablecoolness I wish everyone could see the stupidity they have to deal with from our old classmates and how well they both handle situations and responses. Endless respect with the argument they are taking part in at the moment defending human rights. I’m so glad to call them my friends and that they help me grow as an individual.

anonymous asked:

In response to your latest answer I will gladly Choke you as I fuck you up against the wall, make sure I leave marks. Hit a few bowls and do it again, spread those cheeks and eat that juicy peach 👅 make you cum all over my tongue and dip after you take a nap Perfect kind of situation really

That last response was not an opportunity to message me dirty shit. Go away.


 Text ticked out at his elbow on the screen reserved for sensitive transmissions, immediately drawing his eye.  The blue screen glowed indiscriminately in the deep dark of the underground.  The plans stretched out for the lesser known subterranean network hooking up to his cave were weighed down over most the control console.
 His hand hovered over the blocky, water-proof keys and finally sent the mulled-over response.
 [Msg:]  Situation?

She bit at chapped lips as she read over the one-word reply. It figured that he’d want to know the variables before making any sort of decision if possible, and he was smart enough to know that if she were capable of sending a message, the situation wasn’t exactly FUBAR. Although it certainly felt like it. 

[Msg:] Dr. April Miller asked about my ‘alter ego’…I may have turned her into a rabbit. 

‘Don’t worry, The moment you pass out from lack of oxygen, I’ll put your mask on for you’

Now, don’t get me wrong. In any other situation that would be responsible, but from the guy that was constantly harassing Kayo with unwanted advances during lift-off? Sets some major alarm bells off. Particularly if you use that as a metaphor for something else…