on a cellular level


Why are you getting so upset? It’s just a party, Jug. It’s not just a party. It’s the fact that you don’t know, or even care, that this is the last thing I would want. You did this for you. To prove something. To prove what? You’re a great girlfriend? I don’t know. Doesn’t it ever occur to you just how different we are, like on a cellular DNA kind of level? You’re a straight-A student. You’re a cheerleader, for God’s sakes. You’re the perfect girl-next-door. I hate that word. I’m the damaged, loner outsider from the wrong side of the tracks.                                                          Betty, come on, who are we kidding?

Foster’s 1k Follower Fic Recs

Holy hell! There’s 1000 of you now!! Thanks so much for sticking around during my shenanigans. Please enjoy this list of some of my favourite fics found on tumblr. (Warning: There may be some triggering angst, please refer to the fics for more detailed warnings). You can find more in my ‘fics I love’ or ‘fics I like’ tag!  This isn’t exclusionary in anyway, it’s just a few of the fics I adore.

Most of these are 18+, sorry youngins. 

Steve Rogers

  • At A Cellular Level (Virgin!Steve): Alex was created as a weapon by AIM.  She can control things down to the Cellular level.  Altering them so they can be something else.  SHIELD rescue her but thanks to years of torture she is damaged and dangerous.  Can Steve Rogers get through to her? (@emilyevanston)
  • Caring CompanyYou’re sexually frustrated and can’t sleep. Most nights like these, your best friend Steve Rogers keeps you company- it’s always just been platonic and friendly until one night he finally makes a move. (@marvelfic)
  • Misdialed Call: After an overall bad day, you call your best friend to rant and to vent. But when you accidentally misdial, you end up talking to a complete stranger. What you don’t know is that this stranger may not be a stranger at all. He may even be the world’s first superhero. (Drabble Series)(@avengersandchill)
  • Married With Benefits (College AU):  In order to not pay out-of-state tuition, you ask your friend, Steve Rogers, to marry you. Things, as always, never go as planned. (@bovaria)
  • Take A Chance (AU): After a one night stand at a friend’s wedding, you gain something that could change your life for the better or worse. (@themusicplayedherlife)

Bucky Barnes

  • Heart On The Line (AU): You and Bucky had your differences in college, but now you need a place to stay and he needs a roommate, and in order to make ends meet, you two start a phone sex line together. (@sugardaddytonystark )
  • Incubus (AU): A mysterious man comes to your rescue when you attract some unwanted attention at a club.  It just so happens that he’s a sex demon…  (@after-avenging-hours )
  • Rotten Judgement (AU): Hercules!AU After selling your soul to save your lover’s life, you become one of the Lord of the Underworld’s slave. Bucky is obsessed with one thing: collecting hearts. But why? (@redgillan )
  • The Friendly Wager (AU): Reader and Bucky Barnes are neighbors and best friends. After yet another bad date, reader comes home to find Bucky with his typical weekend target. They decide to make a wager about dating, but is there more on the line than reader cares to admit? (@just-some-drabbles )
  • A Lesson In Love (AU): (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance. (@buckyywiththegoodhair )

Sam Wilson

 T’Challa Udaku

Thor Odinson

  • Worthy: Botched date plus a hot tub fully stocked with one fair-haired prince equals some rather heated exchanges. (@theunholygrails)
  • Your Scars Make You Beautiful: You get injured during a battle and Thor insists on helping you stitch yourself up. It is then when he get to see all of the scars that you have from fighting. (@missrainbow15)
  • Bound By A Name (Soulmate AU): soulmate au where the name of your soulmate is tattooed on your wrist  (@Skymoonandstardust)
  • His Touch: Porn with little to no plot :D (@mellifluous-melodramas
  • Love Always Wakes The Dragon: It could be worse. You do have all the luxuries befitting a princess, though one charged with treason. But a gilded cage is still a cage. And the prospect of withering away in this, the tallest tower of the Palace of Asgard, in the same place where your once-betrothed will live and marry and rule from, it’s almost too much to bear. (@sugardaddytonystark )

Clint Barton 

  • "I'm not anti-social, I'm just anti-you."
  • "Sometimes I need what only you can provide - your absence."
  • "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here."
  • "Good morning, I see the assassins failed again."
  • "Moral fibre? What, is that a new breakfast thing or something?"
  • "Stop acting so oblivious."
  • "Have you no conscience?"
  • "Good Guy, Bad Guy. What matters is I'm the guy with the gun."
  • "I'm an apathetic sociopath; I'd kill you if I cared."
  • "If we really learned from our mistakes, I'd be a freaking genius by now."
  • "I don't particularly want to kill you. I just wouldn't mind if you died."
  • "Lazy? How dare you. It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy."
  • "Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject."
  • "If you're gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty."

The metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly is one of the most iconic transformations in nature. So what exactly happens during this complicated process?

Step 1: Egg

All butterflies start as tiny eggs—each about the size of a pin—that female butterflies deposit on leaves in small clusters. Eggs typically gestate for about a week or two, at which point they hatch into butterfly larva.

Step 2: Larva

Almost all insect species go through larval stages. Fly larvae, for instance, are commonly known as maggots. Butterfly larvae—more commonly known as caterpillars—are more charismatic than most of their cohorts.

Caterpillars are notoriously voracious, consuming grass, leaves, and other plant material as they grow up to 1,000 times their original birth weight. While some species binge and blow up in just a few weeks, others take longer to develop. The wood-eating Carpenter Worm is actually a caterpillar that can take as long as three years to grow out of its larval state.

No matter how long it takes, each caterpillar is eating to prepare for the next stage in its life cycle, when it will put those calories to use to power a startling transformation

Step 3: Pupa

The next stage of a butterfly’s life cycle takes place inside a chrysalis, the last expression of the caterpillar’s exoskeleton. While it may not look like much to the naked eye, there are incredible processes occurring in this motionless casement. The caterpillar will break down entirely on a cellular level, and then reorganize itself into a new form. The result is an adult butterfly that emerges from exoskeleton after a period of several weeks.

Step 4: Adulthood

Adult butterflies leave behind their chrysalis and take to the air on their new wings. Once they reach this stage of life, butterflies spend most of their time looking for a mate, and they may not have long. On reaching adulthood, many butterfly species live for less than a month.

When butterflies succeed in finding a mate, another batch of fertilized eggs is produced and the cycle begins anew.

To learn more about butterflies—and see species from around the world live in a tropical vivarium—come visit The Butterfly Conservatory, open through May 29.

anonymous asked:

How do you think Hannibal would handle food rations? Like being stranded on a boat for two weeks with nothing to eat but canned beans and crackers?

Okay, SO.  I personally fall into the “Hannibal has some food insecurity issues based on childhood deprivation” camp.  All the performative cooking of a grand feast for twelve that’s actually for two, or a feast for six that’s just for himself? Sure, that’s partly the Hannbibal Lecter Asshole #Aesthetic, but also, dude needs on a cellular level to know that he has enough food available to feed at least ten people, at any moment in time.  (And no, killing three of the people and feeding them to the other seven doesn’t satisfy that need, although it would be fun in its own right.)

Which is to say that it actually surprises him how much he doesn’t care, the first couple of weeks on the run, that they’re living on whatever scanty provisions they cobbled together as they went plus whatever they can fish or hunt.  Hannibal would tell you that he’s living on the glories of being able to see / touch / talk to / get sassed by Will Graham 24/7.  Who needs food?  Who needs air?

(Will would tell you that Hannibal is high as a kite on stolen morphine most of the time those first couple of weeks and also possibly hallucinating a bunch with fever.  He’s not so much being sustained by love alone, as the morphine’s killing his appetite, and Will’s spending like three hours a day trying to get some damn canned soup into Hannibal in between the recitations of Italian poetry.  Believe whichever version you prefer.)

That said, that was clearly a Special Occasion.  (A very special occasion.  It probably features in the wedding vows, somehow.)

If for some reason Hannibal were food deprived at some other point in time, he would not take it nearly as well.  There would be crankiness.  There would be melodramatic declarations.  There would be endless discussion of the meals he would be making at that very moment, if he could.  If Will’s around, that happens out loud - otherwise, he might retreat into his memory palace and throw his hangry tantrum there while calmly ignoring people in the outside world.

All of it is mostly just a cover for the steady, menacing drumbeat of panicked memory.  He’s been really truly hungry and he knows this isn’t it - this would have been a luxury of riches at one time - but it stirs up the associations that he would prefer un-stirred.

Which is to say that dude’s go-bag for sudden escapes probably contains some really goddamn fancy snacks so he’s never caught hungry on the run again.


Shungite is an ancient stone formed nearly 2 billion years ago during Earth’s volcanic age.  It was first discovered near Shunga village, in Karelia, Russia, from where it gets its name. This amazing mineral contains extremely high amounts of carbon, purified by fire, as well as trace amounts of virtually every element on the periodic table.  While Shungite’s origin remain a mystery, its healing powers are not.  

There are different classifications of Shungite based on the percentage of carbon it contains. Class A Shungite is also referred to as Noble or Elite Shungite and it contains over 98% carbon. As carbon-based beings, this mineral is incredibly beneficial to us.

The power of Shungite comes from it’s structure. This structure, also known as fullerenes, has a honeycomb-like geometric shape that allows it to cleanse all impurities in whatever substance it encounters. It has been refined by fire during Earth’s formation and has the ability to both absorb and disperse any unbalanced or unrefined energy it encounters.

Nowhere is this more evident and documented than Shungite’s ability to purify and activate water.  A piece of Elite shungite can purify a glass of water in as little as 1 hour (lesser grades can take up to 48 hours) and will actually change the taste and texture of the water. This suggests that shungite has the ability to imprint it’s structure onto water itself.  As the human body is made up of roughly 70% water, this is where shungite can have its greatest effect on our physical well-being.

Drinking shungite water introduces this purifying energy into our bodies on a cellular level. It offers balance to our physical system as it purifies the body via the blood and oxygen, repairing our body by its foundation.  Shungite will absorb inflammation and heat directly from body when placed on the skin.

Shungite has the ability to conduct electricity and is a powerful shield for unbalanced emf radiation emitted by the devices that make up our connected world.  

Imagine some reptilian/instectoid race that molts coming onto a human ship, and quickly developing all kinds of allergies because humans shed at the cellular level. Which means LOTS OF DUST AND DANDER. Molting race doesn’t have the necessary adaptations to deal with the veritable cloud of skin cells that follow humans everywhere, so there’s a flurry of sneezes and crap every time the human crew walks by and every supply run is full of Space Claritin. Like, “Sorry I need my meds because I’m allergic to human dander. Also, no hugs; it gets all over me.”

anonymous asked:

Okay so going into shock can kill someone, right? Could someone go into shock from pain or something psychological, and could they die from it?

Hey there nonny. You’re using a very different definition of “shock” than the medical one. It’s a really common issue and something we run into all the time: “He’s in shock!” “No, he’s dealing with some emotional trauma.”

On the medical level, shock is defined as cellular hypoperfusion – for some reason, not enough blood is getting to the organs for them to function. It can happen from a lot of reasons.

Basically, the circulatory system is comprised of three things: a pump (the heart), some pipes (the blood vessels), and a “tank” of liquid (blood).

In hypovolemic shock (ie from bleeding or from fluid lossses via, say, diarrhea), there isn’t enough liquid to get everywhere it needs to go. This is fixed with replacing the liquid (filling the tank).

In distributive shock (ie sepsis, neurogenic and anaphylaxis), the pipes have gotten to be too big, and there’s now not enough fluids  to actually fill them up, so pressure falls. This is fixed with shrinking the pipes/constricting the blood vessels (usually with medication).

In cardiogenic shock (ie from a heart attack), the pump/heart itself is failing and can’t get enough blood moving to keep your character alive.

And finally, in obstructive shock (ie from a tension pneumothorax or cardiac tamponade), the big pipes/blood vessels by the heart basically get pinched off by other pressures (ie a lung that’s gotten too big for its britches by other means).

Now, as you can see, none of these things are psychological in nature, but they’re all counted as shock.

As for psychological trauma manifesting with physical symptoms…. yes, it can happen. People can faint from emotional trauma. Taketsubo’s cardiomyopathy is cardiac depression caused by severe stress, usually in the longer term. And people with preexisting heart conditions can sometimes suffer cardiac arrest from emotional stress because they have a physical response to it; their cardiac demand outpaces their heart’s ability to meet it.

But in 99.999% of cases, hearing some bad news will not cause someone to die, and using the word shock about things that aren’t, well, shock, makes me sad. :( It’s a cultural norm, so I get it, but they’re two very different things.

I hope this cleared up your question!!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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“When Clark Met Bruce” in Superman/Batman Secret Files
(Earth 2)

Batman/Superman is clearly saying that Earth 2’s differences can all be chalked up to this small moment. It’s a world where Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent have been friends since childhood — where they were friends throughout their journeys toward becoming Batman and Superman. Earth 2 Superman can heal flesh at the cellular level with his laser vision: Being friends with Bruce — and his ambitious, analytical mind — has guided the Man of Steel into a precision-like grasp over his powers.

In turn, Bruce’s friendship with Clark has crafted him into an adult who is actually capable of trust and emotional self-reflection, and Gotham is safer when the Dark Knight’s life contains less anger and loneliness. He’s still dark, calculating and driven — but he’s married to the love of his life, Selina Kyle, and has raised their daughter from birth to be the first Robin.

In fact, Clark is married to Lois Lane, as well. On the whole, Earth 2 is a more technologically advanced earth, thanks to Wayne Enterprises breakthroughs, and a more peaceful one. Most major supervillains are frozen in a cryogenic prison and even Gotham City has torn down Arkham Asylum to build an amusement park.

And it’s all because Clark Kent asked Bruce Wayne if he wanted to play baseball.

By Susana Polo @nerdgerhl

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on Lori as a wife and as a mother? Do you think she deserved all the hate?

absolutely not. lori was perhaps the most undeservedly vilified character in the history of the show.

first of all, the cheating argument is preposterous. lori truly believed that rick was dead and, as far as i’m concerned, you cannot cheat on a dead spouse (“till death do us part”, right?). a lot of people think that she should at least have waited longer before jumping into a new relationship, but they seem to forget that 1) you cannot put a timeline on this kind of things nor can you determine how soon is too soon when it comes to someone else’s life and 2) she was actually still mourning her husband’s death while she was with shane, as proved by the fact that she wore rick’s wedding ring around her neck right up till the moment he found his way back to her and their son. so no, she didn’t just “get over” the man she’d been married to for at least 13 years. no one could do that.

i guess you could argue that lori hooked up with shane as a means of protecting herself and carl, and while that might not have been right from a moral standpoint, she did what any mother would do, which was using all the resources at her disposal to keep her child safe. plus, i think shane always knew what he was in for but his one-sided feelings for lori and his subsequent growing obsession with her and carl blinded him to the fact that, while she might have been somewhat attracted to him, she was still very much in love with rick.

it’s true that lori and rick’s marriage wasn’t perfect – it was hinted at having been on the rocks even before the outbreak –, but you have to remember that relationships take work and a lot of emotional energy, and sometimes they hit rough patches and couples forget how to communicate. ideally, they should have sought counseling other before the world went to shit but alas they didn’t and that’s why there was such a huge rift between them in season 3, even though they still loved each other, in sarah wayne callie’s own words, “at a cellular level”.

as for lori’s skills as a mother, i honestly can’t believe some of the things i’ve heard. she was very protective of carl and it was clear that he was her number one priority. anyone who blamed her for not keeping track of him at all times has clearly never met a 12-year-old (not to mention the fact that carl was lori’s responsibility as much as he was rick’s).

the fact that she was against him learning how to handle guns didn’t make her a bad mother who wanted to leave her son vulnerable. she just wanted to keep her kid… well, a kid. she wanted his life to be as normal as possible and you cannot possibly fault her for that. she didn’t make it that far into the apocalypse – she didn’t witness what the rest of the group had to witness in later seasons and she didn’t meet any of the horrible people they’ve met. 

it saddens me that she never got to meet judith because i know she would have loved her as much as she loved carl. -rita