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The fruits of my labour today. Took me four and a bit hours to make this figure for an upcoming paper. Names and specimen numbers have been redacted to stop cheeky blighters nicking our research, obvs. Scale bars indicate 1 mm.

nameless crossroads demon, true form + humanoid glamour. i love this awful mouth man.


Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological disorder and emotional reaction that capitves experience when subjected to life threatening situations. Individuals activate this survival mechanism when exposed to traumatic situations that involve a direct threat on their lives while being held against their will. The term originated following an attempted bank robbery and subsequent hostage situation in Sweden, 1973, in which the hostages began to sympathise with their captors and resisted rescue attempts by law agencies. After the kidnapping and trial of Patricia ‘Patty’ Hearst (pictured above) many social scientists and psychologists began studying the phenomenon of emotional bonding between hostages and their captors to determine whether this type of reaction was rare or more common place.

Although Stockholm Syndrome is primarily experienced by captives in hostage or terrorist situations, it has also been identified in cult members, victims of hijackings, prisoners of war, incest victims, domestic violence victims, and in a modified form in correctional officers, but anyone can develop it when exposed to the following conditions:

  • A direct threat to one’s survival and the perception that the person making the threat is capable of acting on it.
  • The person making threats is also perceived as being kind, because of small acts of compassion and kindness.
  • Isolation from the outside world such that the other person’s beliefs and perceptions are the only ones available.
  • The belief that there is no escape and one’s life is in the hands of the individual making the threats.

anonymous asked:

Would the bridge science officer always be someone in the "hard" sciences? That is to say, never a sociologist, anthropologist, etc?

The science station on the bridge coordinates information from sensors and probes, sending that information into the ship’s computer and down to the various labs in the science department for interpretation and analysis.

As we’ve seen in the many episodes of the series, the duty of monitoring that station is typically handled by someone with a hard science background, while anthropologists and the like are called in when necessary, usually for First Contact and exploration situations.

On larger ships, post TOS, more than one science station may be operating on the bridge. It all depends on the amount of room. But as we’ve seen on the AOS bridge, Spock is not the only blue shirt on the bridge (not counting McCoy’s visits).

Memory Alpha lists all the science officers from the series and movies HERE as well as talks about their duties. Most of what I’ve said above is speculation based on watching Team Blue in action, which of course, means it’s not engraved in stone but my opinion. 


No need to write a caption when Sam’s face says it all.

Except I have to give a shout out to Darling Julius who made it all possible by successfully wooing a (rightfully) suspicious and skeptical Malcolm back into the fold over delicious meeting room curry

with a strategy that is actually the thing that happens because it turns out to be EXACTLY what Malcolm is best at. 

Or rather it is the OTHER thing Malcolm is best at as Julius finds out to his dismay when Malcolm thanks him for getting him his job back by immediately screwing Julius over pretty thoroughly in Operation Naughty Bastard.

(But as you can see in the hordes of fucking robots gif, Julius must also have forgive and forget as his motto.  Because even after everything Malcolm has done to him, Julius just can’t stay away.  See him in the back in his shirtsleeves carefully observing and absorbing the effects of Malcolm’s oratory.)