-“ Now, aren’t you glad you didn’t bury me under your greenhouse? ”-
This card was a bit harder ‘cause I couldn’t think of a couple that had canon disabilities AND were good representation. So I dropped “good representation” and chose this girlfriends. (Blindfold and Legion from Marvel were the runner ups)
[Description: an inked drawing of Poison ivy and Harley Quinn from DC comics, as The Lovers. They are standing facing each other, joined by vines. Pamela is wearing a long dress and has long curly hair. Harleen is bowing and winking, holding softly onto the vines. Behind them there’s a river, and mountain. An angel floats above them, and two trees frame them.s.]
☆ DisabilityFest 2017 ☆
VI: Les amantes: amor, union, relaciones, valores alineados, decisiones
Harleen Quinzel alias Harley Quinn- trastorno histriónico de la personalidad
-“ Ahora, ¿no te alegra no haberme enterrado bajo tu invernadero? ”-
Esta carta se complicó un poco porque no se me ocurría ninguna pareja de personas discapacitadas que fueran buena representación… así que bajé lo de”buena representación” y elegí a estas novias. (Blindfold yLegion de Marvel eran mi otra opción)
[Descripción: un dibujo en tinta de Poison Ivy y Harley Quinn de DC comics, como les amantes. Se hallan cara a cara, conectadas por vides. Pamela tiene el cabello largo, y está usando un vestido. Harleen está haciendo una reverencia, y guiñando un ojo, agarrando suavemente la vid. Detrás de ellas hay un rio y unas montañas. Une angel flota por encima de ellas, y dos árboles las enmarcan .]
The most poisonous part is the roots, though the leaves can pack a punch too. Both contain a neurotoxin that can be absorbed through the skin. Early symptoms of poisoning are tingling and numbness at the point of contact or severe vomiting and diarrhea if it has been eaten. In 2010, a woman poisoned her lover using this plant. Apart from causing severe gastrointestinal upset, the poison slows the heart rate which can result in death.
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
These weeds are massive and pretty hard to miss when they are towering over you. The sap of the giant hogweed plant is phototoxic; when the contacted skin is exposed to sunlight or to ultraviolet rays it can cause severe skin inflammations. Initially, the skin colours red and starts itching.
Blisters form as it burns within 48 hours. They form black or purplish scars that can last several years. Hospitalization may be necessary. The presence of minute amounts of sap in the eyes can lead to temporary or even permanent blindness.
The manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella)
Found in northern South America up to the Florida Everglades and throughout the Caribbean. In some parts of its range it’s painted with a cautionary red cross. They grow little green fruits that were once called the ‘little apple of death’ by Columbus.
The milky sap produced by this tree contains the powerful irritant phorbol. Just brushing past it can leave you with horribly scalded skin. Sheltering beneath it in a tropical shower can be disastrous too because even the diluted sap can cause an extreme rash. Burning down these trees is also a bad idea. The smoke from a burning manchineel can temporarily blind a person and cause significant breathing problems. While the effects are unpleasant, skin contact with this tropical tree can’t kill you. The real death threat comes from eating its small round fruit. Ingesting the fruit can prove fatal when severe vomiting and diarrhea dehydrate the body to the point of no return.
Now well known thanks to Walter White in Breaking Bad. This plant is used to make caster oil. After the laxative oil has been extracted the remaining residues of its mottled brown seeds contain a potent cocktail of toxins.
Ricin kills by interfering in cell metabolism, the basic chemical processes needed to sustain life. The creation of essential proteins is blocked, leading to cell death. Casualties can suffer vomiting, diarrhea and seizures for up to a week before dying of organ failure.
They both made it early to the meeting place. She wore her best, and he wore his worst.
While Rin had been the first to suggest they do things non-traditionally, she still remembered dreams of white dresses and church bells. Her outfit was nothing but a simple Sunday frock, fraying at the seams a bit, but still more presentable than her work clothes.
Meanwhile Yugo had tried to maintain the secrecy of their plans and adopted a causal outfit any Commons could have worn. It did the job when looking from a distance, but up close it showed little sign of wear or tear. It was obvious to anyone that something in such fine a condition could only belong to the Tops.
Still both outfits did the job. The two passed each other without a single glance. Yugo entered a small church as if it was an afterthought while after walking a few blocks further, Rin darted into a side-alley and entered a mess of a maze that could make you dizzy just by looking at it. In the end, they both made it to a cramped storage room tucked away from the prying eyes of the world.