The-Brains

namjoon: it’s just. jst 1 of the things in life u know? U fall, u get up, sometimes u lose hold on certain things,, its part of life. sometimes things fall and it’s bc gravity exists, and it’s our own cowardice that doesn’t allow us to hold onto those things, to prevent them from falling. i-it’s all a part of life, this magnificent journey through pain and happiness. no one can control what happens, everything happens for a reason and i can’t help it if I-

the rest of bts: it’s LITERALLY just a water bottle namjoon, the heck

TMNT Flashback . . .

“And, April, if you give me your cell number … ” 

“I can patch you into our network.”

“Sweet.”

“Ha!”

“See that?”

“I got her number.”

*smirks*

“Her number’s on the fridge, you dork.”

“ … ”


*OMG, Donnie is the cutest thing ever! I love this flashback! 😍 😍


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Por la ribera de tu sábana vendré
Con un poema y un trombón
A desvelarte el corazón

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anonymous asked:

(Resending in case my ask got eaten) I'm wanting to write a character who survives a gunshot to the head, but he develops a stutter because of it. Is this possible? What part of the brain would have to be hit for that to happen? Or is this more of a scriptshrink question?

Hey there nonny.

A stutter is likely to be the least of your character’s worries. Even if they survive a GSW to the head, they’re likely to have severe brain injuries because of it. What I’m saying is, a stutter is a consequence of this injury, but it should not be the only consequence. Y’feel?

These can include, but are in no way limited to:

  • Personality changes (quick to anger, limited attention span, different reactions to situations/stimuli)
  • Motor dysfunction
  • Vision changes due to brain damage or damage to the optic nerve (or even the eyeball itself)
  • Aphasia (having trouble finding words)
  • Inability to read, if Broca’s area was damaged.
  • Executive dysfunction (decision-making capacity is impaired)
  • Short attention spans
  • Memory loss (loss of long-term memories, difficulty forming new ones)
  • Having to re-learn skills – both advanced (typing, driving, playing pool, calculating trajectories), and basic (walking, tying shoes, ….)
  • Having to re-learn basic things (colors, etc.)
  • They may have seizures, and these may be occasional and well-managed with medication, or may be frequent and unmanageable, or somewhere in the middle.

I’m sure that  there are more features or complications that I’m missing. Your character will likely have spent significant time in rehab.

So yes… your character may stutter. That can be neurological or psychological, but it’s possible. They may also slur speech, or have some problems with moving parts of their face, or they may reach for words and never quite find the ones they want, or their attention may wander in the middle of their sentence.

A resource: brainline.org is a phenomenal resource about head injuries of all kinds.

If you want a really good reference for what a story about a post-GSW-to-head character looks like, watch a Harrison Ford movie called Regarding Henry. It’s a great story, although it does lean pretty heavily on Amnesia! as a driving portion of the plot.

xoxo, Aunt Scripty

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So here’s a random realisation. 

I consume a lot of content, like A LOT, (tv, movies, books, music, etc you name it) and more often than not, particularly with the visual form of content, I find myself consuming content passively. What I mean is that I just sit there and watch things without really processing them (most of the time after a really tiring day, it’s the kind of content I prefer, because I don’t really have to think too much about it). But here’s the great thing about this little Norwegian tv show, it doesn’t allow us to do that. Skam feels like what the future of media content should be. Active audience engagement. The fact that you have to seek out the website, wait for updates, integrate that with other social media updates. It makes you less likely to consume the show without thought. Here’s Julie saying, this show isn’t going to play by the rules, we’re not gonna spoon feed you, figure it out yourself. 

And because your participation in it is self-initiated, you’re more likely to start actively assessing what you watch, and start thinking about implications and making predictions. And substantiating/backing up those assertions you make and this is where metas and analyses comes in. what I love so much about this show is the sheer amount of discussion that goes on in the fandom as the seasons progress and everyone’s active (im using this word a lot am i?) involvement in these discussions. Not only does it cultivate a mindset of critical analysis, but also you learn to be more engaged with the characters and their development which in turn teaches us empathy. 

Ok, but like, don’t a lot of shows have fandoms that discuss things and have fans who relate to characters? Well, yes, I’m not saying they don’t. But another thing that sets skam apart from most shows is the audience engagement is much more of a two way street than most tv shows (which incidentally makes the audience interest more sustained in the show). a lot of the times, most tv/movies get produced first and then the audience gets the finished product and the feedback from the audience is delayed by 4 to 5 episodes. If its something the audience isn’t receptive of, shows probably only start pivoting in the next season.  And some show creators don’t really care about the audience feedback beyond the numbers and ratings. and on some shows, all they care about are the review critics. and tv networks and movie producers generally don’t care about fans so long as the content makes money. There have been fandoms where the creators have actively worked against what the general fandom wants, which creates a negative dichotomy where the fandom still engages in the media that doesn’t want to cater to them. 

But so far, skam is, fortunately, different in that fan discussions are welcomed and even addressed (re: all those fourth wall breaking). And the response from the creators is often almost instantaneous, fluid and flexible. It creates a lively environment that fosters creativity for both fan and content creator (albeit challenging for the show runners). And because the content creators listen, viewers are more likely to become much more discerning, critical thinking people who form opinions on their own and want to actively (there’s that word again) throw these ideas out there to the creators and have some sort of autonomy over the content that they’re consuming rather than just sitting staring at the screen being fed ideas passively. Basically, what im saying is, watching skam helps me become smarter lmao.

If you have it checked off that your blog can show up in search results, people will see your posts. 

If you talk shit about otherkin and I search the word ‘otherkin’, I will see your bullshit post even if you haven’t tagged it. 

If you’re going to talk shit about any group you shouldn’t be bloody surprised if members of that group get annoyed and speak up or try to correct your bullshit.

That’s what people do when you shit all over them, or make bullshit up about them, or if you spread misinformation about them: they fucking have the natural inclination to defend themselves whether you like it or not.

If you get your panties in such a fucking twist because you talked shit about someone and they spoke up, then shut the fuck up and stay in your lane or… ignore our responses to you rather than throwing a tantrum. It’s not fucking difficult. 

Ya’ll anti otherkin shouldn’t be so fucking surprised that otherkin try to correct misinformation. We’re not 7r1663r3d, we don’t give a fuck about you, we just care about misinformation.

Still going to pitch a fit? Too fucking bad for you. Take your blog out of the search results or cry a river and build yourselves a bridge to get over it. 

Most of us don’t give a fuck about your feels when you’re being an asshole.