alter differences

Random Headcanon: Link’s androgyny isn’t just an artefact of the Zelda franchise’s art direction - and neither is it particularly unusual. Sexual dimorphism among Hylians is legitimately much lower than among real-world humans; if Link and Zelda swapped clothes, you’d never be able to tell who was the girl and who was the boy.

Consequently, Hylian society depends heavily on clothing to establish gender roles, to the extent that it’s a severe faux pas to question someone’s gender presentation. If they’re dressed like a girl, then they’re a girl - even if they were dressed like a boy yesterday. That’s why nobody ever remarks upon the fact that Zelda and her heroic alter-ego Sheik are different genders; it’d be gauche at best to bring it up.

observations

•dark wants control
•he respects wilford
•wilford did something to benefit all of the alter egos; but what?
•the two heads of the table were dark and wilford, and mark pointed out that wilford was standing
•perhaps wilford has more overall power than dark but dark knows how to use what he does have to his advantage
•the author is now called the host
•dark said “get back control”, but which point is he referring to when he says /back/?
•the king of the squirrels lives on 11/10
•septiplier, on the other hand, does not
•"i feel like we’ve deviated from our primary objective. if we are to get back on track, we need to risk our goals, and unify into a singular strategy.“
•the alter egos have different goals
•google says //our// primary objective, which would be different than //his//: to answer questions as quickly as possible. therefore, what is their primary objective? control?

anonymous asked:

Is it possible for one alter to have asthma when no one else does? I've had more than one attack before but as far as I know it only happens to me

Technically speaking, it is impossible for only one alter to have asthma; asthma is a disease that involves inflammation of the lungs, leading to hypersensitivity to allergens. Alters don’t each have unique lungs, nor do they have fully unique immune responses.

However, asthma is highly responsive to stress levels. When an individual with asthma is more anxious or stressed, they’re more likely to have an asthma attack and less likely to be able to control these attacks. This is thought to be due to complex interactions between neurophysiological and endocrine factors (x). If different alters are under different levels of stress or react to stress in different ways, they may be more or less likely to suffer from an asthma attack.

Similarly, subjective lung functioning in individuals with asthma is thought to be capable of being influenced by placebo effects (x). One study even found objective improvement in the form of “reduced nonspecific airway hyper-responsiveness” in response to placebo treatment, and another study found that conditioning can reduce allergic responses through a specific H-1 receptor antagonist (x). It may be that individual alters can interact with the brain and body in a similar manner. 

I hope that this helps!

Breeds VS Species PSA

Guys, please don’t use the word ‘breed’ interchangeably with the word ‘species’.

Those are not even remotely the same thing!

Dogs have breeds.
There are breeds of cat.
There are breeds of bunny.
Breeds of cow, breeds of horse, breeds of goat, breeds of sheep, breeds of pig, breeds of chicken, breeds of duck, breeds of pigeons, breeds of goldfish…

All of which are distinct genetic variations atrificially selected from their respective single species.

All breeds of dog from st bernard to chihuahua are the species Canis lupis familiaris, for example, with the Wolf, Canis lupus, being the wild type from which the domesticated breeds derived.

There are not different breeds of parrot.
With the exception of the budgerigar (which comes in Wild Type and English which have significantly different skull structures), those are all completely separate species.

With the exception of the Goldfish (which has at least twenty distinct breeds) and possibly the betta?, there are only species and color or fin varients of fish.
(I hesitate to include betta, guppies, and platys as breeds rather than mutations because only their color and fins are altered, where as the different breeds of goldfish have drastically different skeletal and body shapes from the wild type.)

Calling different species of parrots ‘breeds’ is like lumping foxes and dogs together as the same species because they are both canidae.

When pet shops claim to sell many “breeds” of fish, it’s about equivalent to lumping land mammals all under the same species because they have fur and four legs.

It also makes things really confusing when discussing a species like the domestic pigeon that has many different actual breeds with in it if the other person doesn’t know the difference between “species” and “breed”. You guys have no idea how many times I have had to explain that yes, two different breeds of pigeon will generally get along if housed together and can successfully interbreed because they are the same species. You just get mix breed offspring from two different breeds of pigeon, same as you would from mating two different breeds of dog.

anonymous asked:

I know that it's not possible for someone whose body isn't autistic to have a single alter with autism, but is it possible to have an alter that isn't autistic when the system is dx'd as autistic?

No, not technically. An individual is either autistic or they aren’t (ignoring diagnostic ambiguities). If someone has autism, they will always have autism, and that can’t change. To put it simply, their brain is the brain of an autistic person, and no matter how alters interact with the brain, it will always be autistic because it has no other way it can be.

However, it’s very common for different alters in an autistic system to present differently. This may include one or more alters seeming less affected by sensory sensitivities, better able to tolerate change or uncertainty, less inclined to stereotypic movements, or more socially skilled (or at least less socially awkward) in some combination. It may be that these alters function similarly to what might happen if any autistic person tries to act allistic for too long in that their presence may lead to eventual burn out or at least a need to retreat and be more openly autistic for a bit.

I hope that this helps,

-Katherine of Those Interrupted

Sherlock S4 Trance Theory and how it explains “everything” (including the blue lights, the repeated plot/dialogue, the odd sound glitches, and the flickering lights)

First, before I elaborate on my reasoning for Trance Theory, I just need to write a brief(ish) A/N: 

I believe that all my Tumblr friends (mostly Johnlockers) are a group of passionate, kind, intelligent fans who have been moved deeply by the love between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes (and consequently feel strongly about this show.)

I realize that a lot of you were disappointed with S4–especially TFP.  Likewise, I realize that some of you liked S4, were satisfied with how the show ended, and believe it must be taken at face value. 

I find myself in neither group and would like to present a theory that hopefully convinces my friends that the S4 is actually a clever, beautiful, unfinished, multi-layered puzzle. :D 


TRANCE THEORY (Part 1)

Sherlock Holmes is known for his keen sense of observation and for his amazing deductive skills. But another one of his “superpower” is his ability to go deep within himself in order to solve a case. 

In every ACD canon story, after a new case has been presented, or when the clues get all tangled, Holmes does nothing more than recline in his chair, put his hands together, and disappear in a trance-like state using a specific meditative technique he learned in Tibet,

I propose that this is exactly what is happening in S4 of Sherlock.

My basic premise is that Sherlock has been in a deep Tibetan Trance since to end of HLV in order to solve the apparent return of Moriarty.

In this meta I will provide evidence that Trance Theory is the silver thread that connects and explains all the plot inconsistencies, repeated dialogue, the multiple sound glitches, the odd flickering lights, the blue colouring, the glowing skull, why Sherlock talks to John when John’s not there and how it’s also entirely based on ACD canon.

A trance is a deliberate act of self-hypnosis (It is different than using a mind palace or being in a coma.) The purpose of Sherlock’s deep trance is to enter a half conscious state in order to let anything relevant he has unconsciously noticed rise to the surface of his consciousness in order to make links and solve the case. 

I realize that for some of my Tumblr friends this seems unbelievable because it’s hard to believe that Sherlock is in a trance for that long (ie 3 episodes worth! :D ) But Mrs Hudson in TAB explicitly told us that Sherlock has the ability to sustain a  trance for 2 days! (more on that later). Anyway, for me, taking S4 at face value is acknowledging that what we are seeing is the art of deduction at its very best. Season 4 is Sherlock’s incredible brain at work.    

Heck, knowing Sherlock is in a trance is like obtaining the key to a cipher. All you need is your copy of ACD canon and a few of the other Sherlock Holmes adaptation and you can basically figure out everything. Ie;  Sherlock’s entire backstory, why Moriarty is the virus in the data, IOU, and the deep secret. You can also find the answer other loose threads on the show. For example: The significance of the phone number Eurus gives John, the connection between the “Black Pearl” and A.G.R.A, why Culverton Smith made reference to the Queen, why Magnussen has chronically moist hands, who Alicia Smallwood is, why Mycroft does not like clowns, what the funny graves are, why mummy Holmes wrote about the thyroid gland in her thermodynamics book, why Mary never regained John’s trust, who is really hiding in plain sight, the Thatcher connection, who the sharks are, who is Charlie and his power ranger, the meaning of  “6 by 16 and under we go” (OMG that drove me crazy), glowing skulls, glowing rabbits, etc, etc. etc,,, 

And last but not least, Trance theory shows how we were right all along; this is a Johnlock story of epic proportion. 

Okay, before I get to the fun part of explaining all these things, I first need to provide concrete evidence that Sherlock is in a trance.

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I’m here for systems.

I’m here for systems who do not remember what their trauma was.

I’m here for systems who wish they were singlets.

I’m here for systems who are fine with and open about their multiplicity.

I’m here for systems who have a hard time feeling valid.

I’m here for angry, destructive alters.

I’m here for littles who have to see their terminology appropriated and sexualized.

I’m here for alters of different genders than their host’s body.

I’m here for systems with only two members, and I’m here for systems with 30+ members.

I’m here for DID systems.

I’m here for OSDD systems.

I’m here for every system discovering their multiplicity and struggling to come to terms with it.

I’m here for fictive alters.

I’m here for systems who experience dissociative amnesia, and those who don’t.

I’m here for systems who fear switching.

I’m here for non-human alters who struggle with body dysmorphia.

I’m here for each and every system.

The Elwetritsch is a bird-like creature that calls Germany its home. This animal is typically described as looking like a chicken however, sightings and claims appear to give it a number of different altered appearances such as having antlers or scales instead of feathers.

The Elwetritsch is widely thought to be a hoax - people would organize hunts in order to play pranks. During these hunts, one person would be made “the catcher” and the others would be “beaters”. The beaters would go off to flush out the Elwetritsch while the catcher waited with a lantern and a large potato sack or a net. While the catcher would wait endlessly for the bird to be chased out and toward the net, the catchers usually just left them in the woods while they went to the local pub. 

This practice was much like the Snipe hunts of North America.

Near the close of the Metamorphoses, Ovid wrote, “Time itself flows on with constant motion, just like a river, for no more than a river can the fleeting hour stand still. As wave is driven on by a wave, and, itself pursued, pursues the one before, so the moments of time at once flee and follow, are ever new.” He describes how every minute gives place to another, how night passes into day, morning into night, the sky passes through its colors from red at sunrise to red at sunset, the moon waxes and wanes, the seasons change, human bodies pass from infancy to youth to middle and old age, earth and water are heavy and sink down, fire and air are light and rise up, the earth becomes liquid, water becomes wind, air flashes into the fiery atmosphere of the heavens, fire condenses and thickens into air, air into water, and water, under pressure, turns into earth. Rivers appear and disappear, marshes become deserts and deserts marshes, seashells lie far from the ocean, volcanoes become extinct, bees are born in the rotting carcasses of bulls, hornets in the carcasses of war horses; within the silence of the tomb, the rotting marrow forms into a snake. Ovid realizes that his own account is taking place in time and that as he has seemed to embrace time within his writing, so time will eventually overcome that inscription: “The day will end, and Phoebus sink his panting horses in the deep, before I recount all the things that have been altered to a different shape. So we see times change, and some nations gain strength, while others sink into obscurity.” In our everyday experience of time, we similarly think of both the past and the future as commensurable infinities. But we have traces of the past, memories and records, and no traces of the future.
—  Susan Stewart, The Open Studio: Essays on Art and Aesthetics
System Asks
  1. How many alters do you have?
  2. What’s everyone’s name?
  3. Describe your headspace
  4. Does any of your alters have a different fashion style?
  5. What’s your alters’s interests?
  6. Does anyone in your system have any unique talents?
  7. What’s everyone’s favorite activity to do in their free time?
  8. Do you guys get along?
  9. How would you describe your relationship with everyone in your system?
  10. Is anyone in a relationship or have a crush?
  11. Who’s the youngest and who’s the oldest in your system?
  12. Is there a set or group of alters who are close together?
  13. Describe what everyone looks in the headspace
  14. What songs fits best with each alter?
  15. Do you have any little alters?
  16. What’s everyone’s favorite color? 
  17. What characters best describes each alter?
  18. Is anyone close to someone outside of your system?
  19. Do all of your alters have different birthdays or do they all share one with the body?
  20. Does anyone have any hobbies?
  21. What’s everyone’s favorite food?
  22. Who fronts the most?
  23. What’s everyone’s favorite scent?
  24. Does anyone have a comfort item?
  25. Do any of your alters have their own blog or other social media?
Darkiplier/Warfstache/Googleplier Theory

I watched Mark’s video today. There was glitching. I thought of Darkiplier right away. But it wasn’t him… It was ‘Googleplier’. Googleplier is so similar to Darkiplier. But he’s also similar to 'Warfstache’. Let’s take note that they’re all evil… WHY THE FUCK DOES MARK HAVE THREE DIFFERENT ALTER EGOS? The answer is simple. He doesn’t! Darkiplier/Warfstache/Googleplier is all one alter ego with Multiple Personality Disorder… Because if you notice, none of them appear at the same time.


Okay, to be honest, I’m over-thinking this. But I still think Darkiplier/Warfstache/Googleplier is one person/alter ego… Let me know your opinions on my theory.