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Anti and The PAX Pandemic Theory

Whenever PAX season is up, we always hear stories of people catching sickness in the convention, more popularly known as the “PAX Plague”. It manifests into a variety of symptoms, most of the time flu-like. What does this have to do with Antisepticeye, you ask? We’ll get to that.

Let’s first look at the science behind this phenomenon. Every person has a unique immune system designed to protect our bodies from threats. Our immune systems constantly teaches itself how to fight these threats by documenting all its past encounters and learning from them. (This is also how vaccines work; it teaches our immune systems before it even encounters the actual threat.)

Since we all have our own unique experiences and encounters, it makes sense if my body is resistant to a pathogen your immune system has no idea how to fight, and vice versa.

Now, our bodies are constantly carrying thousands and thousands of pathogens, especially our filthy hands which harbor a shit ton of them. We don’t feel our bodies reacting to these invisible threats because our immune systems are familiar to them. (I feel dirty just thinking about millions of these microscopic monsters.)

Can you imagine the horrors of putting thousands of people from all over the world in a crammed space, each carrying their own sets of pathogens? The germophobe inside me shouts “biological hazard”. It shouldn’t really be surprising to get ill especially if you’re in a closed space full of pathogens from all over the world that your poor immune system has no idea how to deal with. Conventions are nightmare fuel for introverts and germophobes alike.

Okay, moving on. I’m pretty sure everyone’s aware of the surprise Anti Intro that happened in PAX by now. (If not, go look it up. It was AWESOME.) No one expected that, just like the current trend in Jack’s videos nowadays about diseases and death. Plenty of people are theorizing about Jack planning something up, but I beg to to differ.

What if…the plan already commenced? And we are just witnessing Phase 2?

You see, if I was a bio-terrorist (which I’m not, trust me; I’m too scared to even handle a frozen virus sample in a zip-loc), I would release my “weapon” some place where people from all over the world are gathered in one convenient location. Sounds like a very familiar convention, right?

If, for example, I want to release a deadly mutated strain of Ebola, I can go to conventions to “meet and greet” with tons of people, casually spreading the virus on handrails, doorknobs, faucets, lounges, and all that. By the time people are back in their own countries and homes, they are already walking carriers spreading havoc for me. Give it a few months (or even weeks) and you’ll have a global pandemic if the disease is left unhandled or carelessly handled. (If USAMRIID is looking at this, please don’t shut down my blog or track me down. This is just a fan theory.)

Now this is something Dark wouldn’t do; his style leans more towards emotional and psychological manipulation, lulling you into a false sense of security. This plan is too “loud” for someone as manipulative as him. No, this is a plan that would be orchestrated by a maniac who craves attention; someone who desires chaos, mass hysteria, and sheer mayhem. I’m talking about Anti.

The PAX intro was him introducing the commencement of his plans to us. His last line “enjoy the show” was his way of telling us to sit back and watch as he shakes the world without breaking a sweat. Of course, he didn’t do this plan on his own. He has a companion to help him in his grandiose plan of terror: no other than Dr. Schneeplestein.

He is the perfect candidate for such companionship: a failed doctor with a bruised ego, equipped with the medical skills for killing, as opposed to saving people. The reappearance of the two is nothing but them reminding us of their existence, foreshadowing the conclusion of their plans through games.

And if you think this sounds all too sci-fi for you, thenk think again. With the emergence of CRISPR technology and an actual programming language for sequencing genomes, we are entering a new era for bioengeneering and synthetic biology.

Paired with the convenience brought by the Internet, game over. You can actually buy equipment and dormant virus samples online. If anyone questions you, you can pretend that you’re making a research paper and you need stuff for your study. (Of course, you need to actually be knowledgeable about this stuff. This isn’t some sort of baking soda volcano you can assemble just like that.)

We still aren’t sure what kind of bio-weapon Anti and Dr. S cooked up for us. But whatever it is, if you encountered Jack during PAX, you’re probably infected with this hypothetical bio-weapon.

BUT HEY, THAT’S JUST A THEORY. A (VERY ELABORATE) FAN THEORY (that took me long to finish writing)!

(This is what happens when you fuel a nerd with the passion of a fan.)

I am making a wish right now. Will you grant it?

I am pretty heavily disabled. I have a disease that makes it feel like I’ve been beaten with clubs, and then my skin set on fire. And that’s on a good day.

For the past week, I’ve woken up screaming because the pain is so intense. If the pain were the result of a car accident, I’d probably be in an induced coma right now. But because it’s from a neurological disease, I’m “obviously exaggerating, a crybaby, and probably just looking for drugs.” (Actual quote from hospital staff.)

Money would be nice, but actually what I really want is just to be cheered up.

I have always personified my disease as a giant, evil, purple frog. It’s kind of a worthless story why, but it doesn’t really matter.

Artists of tumblr, would you draw a hero beating the snot out of an evil frog? Please? It could be your OC, your fandom, random character study, photoshopping a frog to look evil and dead (obviously don’t hurt an innocent frog), anything.

I’m just. Really sad and in a lot of pain and it would make me happy.

Thanks for your time.

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Tearful Jimmy Kimmel breaks down revealing newborn son’s heart surgery.

Kimmel used his personal story to blast President Donald Trump for trying to cut $6 billion in funding from the National Institutes of Health, and he applauded Congress for doing the opposite and increasing funding by $2 billion.

He said his experience shows why all Americans need access to health care, especially those ― like his son ― born with preexisting conditions.  

“If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to it shouldn’t matter how much money you make,” he said. “I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican or Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?”

bbc.com
There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up
Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms
By Jasmin Fox-Skelly

In a 2005 study, NASA scientists successfully revived bacteria that had been encased in a frozen pond in Alaska for 32,000 years. The microbes, called Carnobacterium pleistocenium, had been frozen since the Pleistocene period, when woolly mammoths still roamed the Earth. Once the ice melted, they began swimming around, seemingly unaffected.

Frozen permafrost soil is the perfect place for bacteria to remain alive for very long periods of time, perhaps as long as a million years. That means melting ice could potentially open a Pandora’s box of diseases.

Sono innamorato di te, e so che l'amore non è che un grido nel vuoto, e so che l'oblio è inevitabile, e che siamo tutti dannati e che verrà un giorno in cui tutti i nostri sforzi saranno ridotti in polvere, e so che il sole inghiottirá l'unica terra che avremo mai, e sono innamorato di te.
—  John Green, Colpa Delle Stelle
@ people with disabilities that dont affect them greatly or every day

you are still disabled

your struggles are still valid

just because you arent sick all the time, it doesnt mean you arent sick.

just because you dont have many limitations, it doesnt mean you cant vent about the limitations you do have, because if your illness takes away even one experience/ability/feeling from you, its already taken too much.

dont let people invalidate you because you arent as “disabled as you could be”, because you are disabled, come @ them if they try to tell you youre not.

dont feel like you shouldnt be upset that you have this illness, just because it doesnt always affect you, or doesnt constantly affect you, it doesnt mean it doesnt affect you.

please dont feel like you have to constantly prove youre disabled, and if you do, remember that you are disabled, and you do have hardships and that you deserved to be believed.

I am so sorry you have to go through this, you shouldnt have to.

and above all

youre important and your issues, whether they be small or large, are important.

you matter.

Drawing in oil of a 16 years old girl, showing effects of congenital syphilis.
The teeth are ‘pegged’ and the bridge of the nose is flattened. Both eyes are affected with interstitial keratitis and the right, which is also affected with kerato-globus, was absolutely blind. Large patches of necrosis of the cranial bones are exposed by ulceration of the scalp.

do you ever just look at something you used to do, and stopped because of your illness.

and you just sit there and wonder “do i want to do that again? could i? how would that go with what- who- i am now?”

its just depressing, because i realized alot of my hobbies ive given up either because of my illness, or because ive gotten too busy and too exhausted to do them, because of my illness.

i want to try again, but i dont feel like putting in the effort for something that might not work out.

sometimes my illness doesnt take away my ability to do something, just my motivation to try.