You know you’re screwed when the word “curse” appears in the name of your disease. Such is the case for those who suffer from Ondine’s Curse, a disorder that short-circuits the part of your brain responsible for breathing, which we’re sure you’ll agree is one of the more important parts.
Once afflicted, patients “forget” how to breathe automatically and consequently are forced to consciously inhale oxygen into their lungs. That alone is exhausting and terrible, but that’s not the worst part – Ondine’s Curse becomes a life-threatening problem when patients fall asleep and just stop breathing altogether.
The curse, otherwise known as congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, is essentially a form of sleep apnea on steroids (if you take your steroids with just an unsightly amount of booze).
The probability that you ever develop the disease is low, a comfort which is only somewhat diminished by the fact that you could suddenly, for no reason at all, fall asleep for a nap and leave your confused brain at the helm of your lungs shrieking, “HOW DO YOU WORK THESE THINGS?”
These particular straight relationships do have their benefits though: cars/transportation and money. Sometimes they joke about how I need to find a boyfriend who has a car, since I have difficulty getting to and from work.
And sometimes I think yeah that would be pretty convenient, but then I remember. My abusive ex had a car. If he was upset with me, that meant no ride, even if he’d promised me, even if he knew I had no other option and I’d made plans counting on that.
When I knew I counted on him for a ride, that meant keeping him happy, if I was upset about something I just had to shut up or I’d be stranded and in danger. It meant he had something I depended on, and he taught me that if I didn’t behave according to his standards then I’d face negative consequences.
Even when men who say they love you have the means to help you out a great deal with a small effort, that doesn’t mean they will. Or that they’ll do it for free.
Guys, I really need everyone who can to do me a favor right now because I am at the very end of my rope.
Please tell me:
I still deserve to exist
I still deserve to be loved
I still deserve to be happy and I don’t need to punish myself beyond suffering the current consequences I’ve brought upon myself
I’m worthy of any comfort friends try to give me
I am not alone
I deserve to get through this
We ask for forgiveness as an opportunity to heal ourselves and to become humble to those around us, especially God. By recognizing our wrongs, no matter how small or big, we allow ourselves to grow and make life in this world more meaningful in order to earn good in the hereafter. It’s not a way to make you feel bad or ashamed of yourself, repentance is purely a chance to understand our mistakes and its consequences, paving the path to becoming a better Muslim. So it’s never too late to ask Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala for forgiveness. He is All-Forgiving.
some fucker:why do people get so upset when werewolves in media forget about the full moons lol it's not like ppl who menstruate don't miss their first day sometimes too
me, banging pots and pans together at 3am in their attic:PERIOD TIMINGS CAN GET MESSED UP OVER ANYTHING FROM SHIFTED STRESS LEVELS TO SUDDEN HORMONAL IMBALANCES AND THUS MAKES IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CORRECTLY ESTIMATE THE FIRST DAY OF ONE'S PERIOD WHEREAS IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO MATHEMATICALLY CALCULATE THE DATES OF THE FULL MOONS AND EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CALCULATE THEM FUCKING NASA HAS A FREE CALENDAR OF ALL LUNAR PHASES FOR-FUCKING-EVER ALSO THE RESULTS OF FORGETTING YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE USUALLY JUST LEAD TO STAINED CLOTHES AND SOME AMOUNT OF EMBARRASSMENT WHILE A WEREWOLF FORGETTING THE DATE THEY TRANSFORM INTO A SLAVERING BLOODTHIRSTY MONSTER IS OF A LITTLE MORE CONSEQUENCE THESE THINGS ARE NOT QUITE THE SAME
Any nudes that have passed thru the Internet at any point are undoubtedly on a NSA server, where they are filtered with secret learning algorithms for "highest likelihood to contain subject who does not want this shared," which are then passed around across government and government contractor offices and the Illuminati darknet, and since anyone who passed nudes thru the Internet is obviously okay with that, or had at least accepted the possibility, why should only the elites get to enjoy them?
fucking kill me
just because “elites” can abuse their power to violate peoples privacy doesn’t mean everyone should be able to? what the fuck
that’s basically like arguing “uh the elites can kill innocent people without consequence, so why can’t everyone kill people without consequence?”
Stiles is turned after almost dying when the Nogitsune is killed, upon seeing his newly turned self, he takes off to his Grandfathers farm to be alone. Everyone is considerate to leave him be, everyone but Derek. Derek feels like he is the only one who knows what he is going through and won’t stop until he helps him.
An irregular grid of clouds formed in the evening sky, simultaneously violet and orange.
“They’re killing us,” she told me. “The jets are spewing cancer out of their tails.”
“You know that’s not how cancer works, right? It’s not an infectious disease.”
“I know that quite well. I don’t mean it in the way that you’re thinking.”
“Then what do you mean?”
“They’re giving the sky cancer,” she explained. “Filling it with all those little aluminum tubes is sure to have long-term consequences. And whatever happens in the heavens, also happens inside of us. As above, so below.”
Some say the trails are just there to cull the sky anemone population.
North of Reality is an explorable fiction space written by Uel Aramchek. You can receive these pieces overnight via email by signing up here. This is entry #215. Learn how you can receive secret stories via physical mail here.
One of two things was happening right now, either Lance was having a heart attack on of the biggest day of his life, or he had just laid eyes on his Soulmate.
Competitive swimmer Lance McClain feels his Timer counting down right when he’s about to jump in the water and finish up his race. He’s faced with two choices in this moment: Continue the race and miss meeting his Soulmate at their fateful time or abandon his life’s work for someone he never met.
Lance makes his choice and has to suffer the consequence of never getting back what he missed out on. Or does he?
if you’re young, especially an underage girl, please for the love of god don’t allow yourself to get sucked in by popular male content creators anymore. i’ve seen far too many take advantage of y'all without ever facing consequences or taking responsibility because they hide behind their massive social capital, and it needs to stop. i don’t care how good their work is, how attractive they are, how nice they seem, it’s never ok for a grown man to do that to you. there’s no excuse. you deserve better
Look I love Wanda Maximoff, I love her so so much. But how come she got to walk off with virtually no punishment after wiping out practically the entire mutant population just because she’s an avenger? It’s because she wasn’t in her right mind, right? Ok then how come the avengers locked up Scott Summers in AvX when he killed Charles Xavier when he was possessed by the Phoenix? Oh right it’s because the avengers get to do whatever the fuck they want with no consequences but the X-Men get scrutinized for every move they make, willing or not.
What we have to realize is that price ceilings affecting only a few commodities fail to attain the ends sought. On the contrary. They produce effects which from the point of view of the government are even worse than the previous state of affairs which the government wanted to alter. If the government, in order to eliminate these inevitable but unwelcome consequences, pursues its course further and further, it finally transforms the system of capitalism and free enterprise into socialism of the Hindenburg pattern.
*Convo that just happened between Me, My Mom, My Brother, and My Auntie*
Some weird ass reason we were on the subject of having babies at young age.
My auntie goes: “These young gals be so eager to give up their life for a damn minute of pleasure! It don’t make no sense”
My mom goes: “Sholl do…..These kids be so happy to hop in bed with each other these days and they don’t be worrying about none of the damn consequences.”
Me and My Bro goes: “Yeah that’s crazy”
My Auntie Goes: “Hell I wasn’t no saint back in my days but he’ll even I knew that you had to wrap that shit up! You didn’t have a damn condom take your ass in the kitchen and get some damn Saran Wrap and wrap that little weenie up!”
My reaction is the gif and I go: “Auntie Saran Wrap….Really that’s not going to work -”
My auntie goes: “Hell you wrap it tight enough it will.”
My mom goes: “Well I must didn’t wrap it tight enough or I wouldn’t have been a mother at 17!”
This whole convo has me confused……Saran Wrap?? Really??
Hope Solo has literally always been a piece of shit: the 2007 debacle, the drunk driving/rapist husband, the domestic violence charges, and the constant bad sportsmanship. She has publicly embarrassed not only herself, but her team and country time and time again with barely any consequences. Maybe she could get away with that kind of behavior when she was actually playing like a top keeper, but she’s past her prime. US Soccer has been forgiving enough, she has now overstayed her welcome.