how can real people look like that

So, according to my textbook, Toph probably has a smaller than normal visual cortex, with some of those neurons acting as intermodel neurons by receiving auditory and tactile imput. At the same time, those areas of her brain that usually receive auditory, and tactile imput would get significantly larger. That makes a lot of sense, especially when you think about how real life people who are blind rely more on touch and sound.

I also wonder if this can also help explain some blind people’s ability to use echo location, because that seems to make some sense as well.

On an unrelated note, when I was reading about PTSD last year, I learned about hypocampal damage and misguided neurons, which could apply to Korra. I also concluded that, if the development of mental health related studies in the Avatar wotld looks anything like mental health related studies in our world, it’s going to be filled with a lot of “Oh, that wasn’t really trauma. The soldiers in [War A] were just more tough than those in [War B]” and a lot of denial and failure to recognize the history of trauma, as well as the consistency of its symptoms.

Being a Master’s candidate in a psych program while also being a huge Avatar fan is fun!

I wonder if Skam’s actors ever rewatch their acting and just feel impressed? Like how could Tarjei or Henrik rewatch a scene and not think they are so good when they act, so real, so impressive, so in it? And I also mean… does Tarjei ever watch a scene and thinks “omg look how cute I am in here and the snapback tho really fits me!! I get when ppl say how can you not fall in love with this lil bean …and wow I’m so small around Henrik? How fucking tall he is ….that lil shit… yes yes I also get when people do screenshots while watching the clips I’m such a cutie” I mean DOESN’T HE THINK HE IS SO CUTE?????? Because he’s so fucking cute and adorable with those lil curls that leak from his snapback and that fluffy wisp when he’s not wearing any hat though… how can they not fall in love with themselves I love them

I'm at a restaurant and I overhear this conversation in the next booth:
  • Girl: Yeah, so I'm not like that kind of a psychic, I can't like see the future but I can like...sense stuff *looks out the window* ya know?
  • Guy: Uh, yeah...so what about all those people who don't really believe in all that?
  • Girl: You'd be amazed how much people change the evidence to hide it. I believe the government has a division of psychics they employ to spy on other countries, but they have to hide that branch of intelligence so they pretend that psychics aren't real.
  • Guy: Uh huh....so how did you get into all this?
  • Girl: Well I was dating this guy once and things were going really well, but then I felt like it got weird for no reason at all. I just...knew that he was going to break up with me.
  • Guy: Imagine that.
  • Girl: I know! A day later he texted me to break up and it was then I knew. I guess I should probably go to like, a real psychic school or something but I've done a lot of research and my talent is way above most people at the start.
  • Guy: Cool.

Can I be real a second? For just a millisecond? Let down my guard and tell the people how I feel a second?

Guys. I’m scared. Scared to my bones. Donald Trump is dangerous. Like, could very realistically start WWIII, dangerous. I’m scared for the future of the planet and all of its inhabitants.

I know not all of you like Hillary. You have some very valid reasons and I empathize with you on those. But if Hillary doesn’t win this November, Trump will, and history will not look back on your 3rd party vote kindly.

Ace/Aro discourse makes me so uncomfortable because like, it’s just the same bullshit that got thrown at me as a bi woman but with a different paint job.

  • “How can you be sure you’re bi ace/aro if you haven’t experimented?”
  • “We support bi ace/aro people, buuut only if they’re a very specific type of bi ace/aro.”
  • “Sure, bi ace/aro people are valid, they just don’t belong in the LGBT+ community”
  • “But the issue is bi ace/aro people are taking up resources from real LGBT+ people!”
  • “It’s just a phase!”
  • “Look, bi ace/aro people aren’t really marginalized. Any issues they face are just misdirected homo/transphobia.”
  • Bi Trans Ace/Aro people are just our oppressors trying to invade our spaces!”

You aren’t that slick, fuck off into the slime pit that is biphobes, terfs, and other assholes.

OK BUT REAL TALK HERE

HOW COME I DON’T SEE MORE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THAT HUG AND THE MOMENTS THAT LED TO IT, LIKE I KNOW IT’S A DAD X SON MOMENT BUT THAT’S NOT ALL OF IT

WE CAN CLEARLY SEE HOW PANICKED YURIO LOOKS AND HOW HE ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YUURI, HECK HE WAS BEING A LIL SHIT IN EP 10 WHEN CONFRONTING VIKTOR ABOUT YUURI YET RIGHT NOW HE LOOKS SO TAKEN ABACK???

AND THEN

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I SEE HERE? PAIN. ONE OF THOSE FORCED SMILES YOU MAKE WHEN YOU DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW YOU’RE SAD AND BREAKING INSIDE, AND HE ACTUALLY EVEN CRIED EARLIER IN THE EPISODE BECAUSE OF HOW EASILY YUURI DECIDED TO RETIRE

He answers that it’s Yuuri’s decision yet he looks so pained, so hurt??? We can see how much he meant it when he said he wanted Yuuri to never retire in ep 9

AND

FUCKING AFTERWARDS

DO YOU SEE THIS SHIT

YURIO LOOKS SO SAD SO MOVED SO EVERYTHING???  AND LIKE IF THIS FACE DIDN’T MAKE HIS AFFECTION FOR YUURI CLEAR ENOUGH THEN HIM TRYING HIS BEST IN HIS ROUTINE WHILE THINKING ABOUT YUURI CERTAINLY DID. PLUS HE’S ALSO SEEING VIKTOR BREAK RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM AND

Viktor just HUGS HIM. Both of them are panicking and Viktor HUGS HIM. This is no normal hug and it’s also not only a dad cheering for son moment, you know what makes this scene so great? The fact that Kubo depicted Viktor’s silent plea and Yurio’s/Victor’s mutual pain so accurately with just actions and expressions. THIS HUG IS NOT JUST VIKTOR SHOWING HIS AFFECTION FOR YURIO, IT’S ALSO ABOUT VIKTOR HUGGING HIM SEEKING COMFORT BECAUSE IT BREAKS HIS HEART TO THINK YUURI WILL RETIRE IF HE WINS GOLD.

Ignore the subs cus that’s just Otabek thinking about his own performance; VIKTOR BURIES HIS FACE INTO YURIO’S SHOULDER DEEPENING THE HUG, MAKING HIS PAIN SO CLEAR AND THIS ENTIRE ACT JUST SCREAMS PLEASE DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. It feels like Viktor is asking Yurio to win, like he needs him to win, and Yurio is even more taken aback thanks to this act. During his performance he even thinks to himself that Yuuri can’t just take Viktor as his coach, break his world record and then retire once getting gold. He can’t just suddenly stop caring and leave everything behind and HONESTLY THIS SCENE IS SO??? GREAT??? HOW??? HOW!!!

I just want to talk about these two pictures real quick. In the top one, it’s a bit back in the day when liking boys and girls was not accepted AT ALL and as you can see Magnus is sitting with just women around him. And then look at the recent pic where you see men and women sitting with him. When I was looking at these two pictures it really hit me that this character has lived through these times where not only lgbtq+ people were not accepted at all but racism was at its very worst. You realize how much depth Magnus truly has as he’s lived through such horrific times not just in his own life but time period wise in both the shadow world and mundane world. I don’t really know exactly where I’m going with this but it just made me think a lot more about Magnus Bane’s life and how he became who he is, and I’m very interested to see how they portray that on the show.

What body dysmorphia is like.

-my face morphs in front of my eyes when i look in the mirror sometimes. my eyes change position and float away from each other. my nose balloons out then goes back to normal occasionally. my lips shrink then enlarge to an bad proportion. i don’t look REAL, i don’t know what i look like. my face looks like a basketball then its too thin. my cheeks are too big and then too small, my chin is too fucking big and i want to cut it off. my eyes are too small, my eyelashes are too short, my eyelids are huge. -everyone talks about you. everyone. everyone looks at you and thinks you’re ugly, if they compliment you they’re probably lying.
-people on tv talk about u and how ugly u are. even people u don’t know are thinking about how ugly u are.
-u spend hours and hours thinking about how you can fix your appearance.
-you hate yourself for being so vain.
-you compare yourself to every single person you see. you wish you were anyone else but you.
-you measure your face to make sure it didn’t grow or shrink and it has to fit the exact ratio of 1.6 or else you need plastic surgery
-no makeup means panic attack -every bad thing that has happened in your life happened because of how you look. didn’t make the team? cuz you’re ugly. don’t have friends? you’re ugly. failed your quiz? you’re ugly.
-whenever people talk about appearances, about anyone’s appearance, this is a DIRECT ATTACK TOWARDS YOU.
-pictures/videos are HELL. but you take so many. to torture yourself. -people think you’re an absolute bitch

More Worst Cooks Quotes

“My love life is a lot like my food life; it’s nonexistent. So I need to learn how to cook and I need a husband, immediately.” 

*to Anne Burrell* “Can I touch your hair?” 

“Eat pizza? Yes. Make pizza? Hello no.” 

*smashing garlic* “That’s for not going out with me in High School!” 

“The cows make the cheese! Cows make cheese, ya’llllllll!!!!!” 

“I forgot to skin the eggplant.” 

“Making grilled cheese is harder than it looks.” 

“I’m the black Bobby Flay.” 

“I feel horrible for this chicken. I mean, I know I don’t know it’s name and we’re not friends and we haven’t played uno, or something, together but it kinda creeps me out a little bit.” 

“Cooking from scratch is definitely a lot of work…. for no reason. That’s why we have stores!” 

“A rectangle has 4 sides…. right?”

*about a police officer* “I thought he was going to be a stripper.” “Well it would have been better than this.”

“I love baking. I could see myself baking. Waking up at 3 o’clock in the morning to roll out some dough.” 

“Thomas Edison probably felt great all the time, and I’m starting to feel like Thomas Edison.”

Tumblr is not real life

Please stop thinking tumblr reflects real life

I get messages like “looks at the notes” “ you have followers” how can you not think your not attractive

What people don’t understand is that 99.99% of the people that find me attractive on tumblr would walk past me in the street

No one is coming up to me telling me I’m beautiful or telling me how funny and wonderful I am

Offline I am just a regular person with no niggas

let me ask u this,, if ur lgbt and know damn well what it’s like to live as an lgbt person in america, how can u look at someone who just got outed and say “I KNEW IT!! My theories are confirmed!!” instead of saying “holy fuck that’s awful” like how detached can u be from their humanity to ignore how scared and violated they must feel right now just so u can jerk off to ur fan fiction becoming a reality. these are real people. real people who just got outed to millions of people, some of whom are undoubtedly homophobes. even if ur straight and have just 1 empathy in ur body how can u look at this and not feel even a little sorry for the affected parties? cleaning up my dash tonight tbh.

anonymous asked:

okay so, question- how the frick do you have so many styles? and keep making more??? like TpoH is totally different from Fox Song and TpatJ and then these two crazy new MP100 looks you got going and I like, just, what? how.

ahaha omg I actually, uh, I don’t know?! I am real glad you like it, I think it’s mostly that I just, I dunno, I’m never 100% happy with the way I draw and I love the way other people draw, so I look at their work and try to suck out the parts I like and smash them together, and also I play? a lot. Playing a lot is really good for you man I can’t endorse the health benefits of Pure Mucking About and I guess really that’s what it boils down to. yeah.

EuroTumblr.com

As inspired by post/153681102477, I bring to y'all a simulation of how would Tumblr look like if it was Eurocentric instead of America-centric. Enjoy watching life flash before your very eyes :v (also every single one of the below posts is inspired by real posts I’ve seen on Tumblr, mostly about men, but some of it about white people too, just with “Slavs/Roma/Germans/whatever” replacing “white ppl/men”)

🌸 Friendly reminder that modern Macedonians are as VALID as the ancient ones, uwu

🌸 Croats need to stop telling other Slavs that Serbs are the enemy.

🌸 i can’t wait until germans are not on top anymore :/

🌸 I don’t get how can you be anti-Polish but not anti-Slavic in general?? Like you possess enough braincells to recognize the evil Polish immigrants are, but you willingly continue to ignore abuse actual white ppl have to suffer because of other Slavic ppls??

🌸 this one british guy constantly reblogs and comments his german shit to me?? like he just germansplained my SURNAME to me lmao get lost

🌸 why are pureblood skinny Roma so fucking ugly

🌸 All Romans do is lie and nut fast

🌸 Its okay to be Italian, its okay to be Spanish, its okay to be French. Dont let other people shame your Romance roots.

🌸 CHEQUE PATTERNS ARE ARE A CROAT POWER FANTASY ARE Y'ALL STUPID OR SOMETHIN

🌸 Lmao scandinavians age like milk this shit ain’t a joke either eww bring me some nice slavic ass instead #scandiphobia

🌸 How do you call a French bigot? A biguette

🌸 people who don’t consider Turkish people Europeans are pieces of shit :)

🌸  British adult: *compliments me* / Me: om g.. .thank you so much ethereal angel /// Slavic adult: *compliments me* / Me: *looks for the nearest escape route*

🌸 My mom hates every bird ever because when she met my dad his parrot didn’t like her and that’s okay but I’m Satan for disliking Serbs ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

🌸 JUST saw a Sl*v wearing a “Sl*v lives matter” t-shirt and?? I hope someone rapes him to see how much does he like it

🌸 Germans protecing Romans are just looking for easy dick tbh

🌸 if you were born as a, say, Albanian, but identify as a, say, Italian, you’re fine. You’re not broken. You’re valid. Mama is here to protect you (this is also for all other Euro tribes) #transeuro-positivity #AtI #plsrblg

🌸 Abuse shouldn’t be a tribal issue. Bulgarians can abuse Macedonians, Macedonians can abuse British, British can abuse Croats, Croats can abuse Italians, Italians can abuse Russians etc. Abuse. isn’t. a. gendered. issue.

🌸 I WANT SOME OF THAT THICK BOSNIAN COCK YEA BOI

Thank you for reading uwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwu

Interesting, so truthfully their personalities were ‘reversed’.

I have my own theory that while their personalities may have tampered with, they still retained some of their origional personality and some of their memories.

For Example: Ouma is still very cheerful but you can never truly tell his emotions or what he is thinking, much like a clown. He used to lead a comedy act of ten people besides himself, which in the killing game he exaggerated to 10,000 people. Unlike in real life, he took a very dark and sadistic route, which may reflect that he could have favored dark humor in real life.

He may have retained some of his origional personality in the killing game (his own cheerful tone and mocking humor, which is how clowns act. They mock eachother and usually make themselves or another clown look like fools) and so may have the others.

It was certainly unexpected, but a very welcome surprise twist that I enjoyed.

anonymous asked:

hi i just want to talk to someone who understands about henrik + how fucked up everything is with fans treating him the way they are and im??? honestly terrified for him???? i want nothing more than for my precious boy to be safe and happy

yeah this topic really fucking angers me, i don’t understand why people can’t control themselves on the internet and have to be so embarrassing and gross. if i was in his shoes id wanna fucking run away tbh. i think people who have never acted before or been in that sort of environment (aka like 90% of fans), don’t truly understand how fake everything is??? ACTING IS NOT REAL. the actors are people like us, they are not their characters. just because henrik and tarjei looked so in love in *insert scene* doesn’t mean its true in real life. as someone who’s done four years of acting in school i can tell you, acting is exhausting and you might be portraying real life situations and relatable characters but its a STORY. its not you, even when you draw from your own emotions/experiences. you’re putting yourself in the character’s shoes but at the end of the day you take off that character and go home, and have a life.

i don’t know how many times this has to be said. people treat him like a piece of meat, idealizing henrik to the extreme, talking to his little brother, harassing his mother, his friends. it’s so beyond embarrassing and i’m done talking nice to the big part of this fandom that does that bc its disgusting. people are taking advantage of him bc he’s all kind and smiles but that doesn’t mean he wants every little detail of his private life dissected by strangers all over the world?? he’s just way too nice to directly speak up about it but that doesn’t mean anything, it doesn’t mean he owes us fans anymore than portraying even bech næsheim. it doesn’t mean he owes every single fan a happy birthday message or a hello on instagram. it doesn’t mean he owes any of us an answer about his relationship status or sexuality. the level of entitlement this fandom, and EVERY fandom feels towards the actors is absolutely ridiculous.

i’ve never been fond of people in any fandom who pry into actors personal lives. just take what you’re given, enjoy the characters, admire the actors dedication and talent, maybe send them a thank you or how you appreciate what they’re doing; if they have social media. but don’t harass them, stalk them, invade their personal lives like you’re some detective from criminal minds. don’t be greedy and let them live their own lives for fucks sake.

people see sex, sexual desire, and sexual activity as one of the “base needs” of being a human. if you dont experience or partake in these things, if youre not ashamed of your asexuality, people get… disgusted. they get confused, violent, afraid. they, very often, make it their mission to fix you with bullying, or straight up rape. corrective rape is a real thing for aces, just like with gay people and lesbians. the look of pity and disgust in my parents eyes when i told them i’ve never had a crush, that i don’t really have interest in having sex with a partner, broke my heart. my mom told me not to worry because a therapist could “fix that for me”. they see us as less than human, missing something, broken. if you can’t see how we belong in the lgbt community then you’re just as bad as them.

It warms my heart to see how enamored our guests are by our animals! It’s like they’re all kids again.

I remember when I first laid eyes on an animal brought back from extinction. It was a baby Triceratops. At that moment, I felt the years of dreaming and drawing and imagining all crash down on me in a single moment. I was looking at the real thing. I was seeing something that sparked a curiosity within people worldwide, across centuries, to think, to educate, and to learn.

That kind of wonder can’t be outmatched.

- Erick

The way Robin looks at Barney!

I find it incredibly insane that some people think that Robin wasn’t or could never be happy with Barney when there is proof that she was and would be happiest with him. The way she looks at him is something so real and special, like she doesn’t look at any other guy like she does Barney. She looks at him in this special/sweet way, he definitely has her heart and that can’t be broken.

I mean, don’t get me wrong I love how Barney looks at Robin we all know he loves her but when someone says that she never loved him like he loved her I consider what they were watching or if they were ever really involved in this show or liked it. Barney, always looked at Robin in the same way throughout the show but there is proof in earlier seasons that she loved hanging out with him and was always happy around him. It’s an important fact that Barney and Robin are soulmates but the way they both look at each other is something completely different from a soulmate connection or their chemistry. This, is real very real the way they look at only each other in this very real and sweet way, it’s almost more romantic than any kind of other romantic thing you see on this show or any show for that matter. The chemistry was always there, but so was these beaming smiles of happiness that are only shown when they are around each other or hanging out. It’s super sweet to see that they really did love each other and it wasn’t one sided.

Really, Guys?

A fan called Jooheon and Changkyun ‘Daddy’ and asked them if they knew what the word meant, like???? What are you doing? OK, there are times where me, myself, jokingly say “Oh, (insert member here) from (insert group) is daddy material.” But, please, I would never, ever say this as a totally real thing, it’s always a joke (Mostly like NCT Johnny explained to a few people in a TV show I guess? The way he says is how I mean when I say) and I’d never, EVER call them daddy personally or say to someone who didn’t asked that a kidol is a daddy, or even a female idol that she’s mommy, what the heck? I’m just here, alone, and I can say some bullshit, but take it seriously is disgusting. I looked over a little, this is a little sensitive spot to SOME people, the calling their boyfriend/husband, s/o or whatever “Daddy” thing. They say it’s not incestuous, really, I don’t think it is, like????? It’s just a treatment title, it’s not calling someone your father, by what I HEARD and WAS TOLD. I’m not legal, I don’t have to tell shit about it, but it bothers me so much that people put their sexual desires out on people who are only trying to make art, that’s okay if you like to do/say some sort of things on Internet, I say those things a few times but lemme tell you some, make someone uncomfortable and ashamed, even disgusted, is not alright. Jooheon and Changkyun must be ashamed. That’s harassment! Stop it and think again about what you’re doing, I’m serious, of course you can read smut and all those things, that’s up to you and your inner preferences, but harassing people is not alright, it’s disgusting and not okay, comment in YouTube section about how you wish this and that is nasty and shows your bad demeanor, because they might not speak English entirely, but they can ask about it to a friend or a group member. In a place with eastern culture, where respect is essential, this is unacceptable and unknown for them. Don’t give Monbebes, a sweet, supporting fandom this bad name. Please, don’t do this to any fandom or idol, specially idols.

Making all the words above a few, I mean that you may read smut and think what you want, calling them things you think are caring/sweet in your own, but don’t lose track of respect and don’t tell those things where they can read if you think it would make them uncomfortable, that’s gross. They don’t deserve being harassed.

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS MY OPINION, NOT GENERALIZED OR MEANT TO OFFEND YOU GUYS. Please, don’t fight :(