prosthetic body parts

anonymous asked:

I imagine Dva freaking out after meeting a literal cyborg ninja

Well D.Va’s actually seen her fair share of prosthetic body parts what with all the destruction the Omnics have wreaked on Korea and in the Omnic crisis in general. What stands out about Genji is mainly the extensiveness of his prostheses, and even then, lots of people just assume Genji’s just wearing high-tech skin-tight armor and happens to be very slight of build until they get a good look at his hands or ankles. I think she would have that brief moment of “holy shit, what happened” with meeting Genji and realizing just how much of him is cybernetic, but I don’t think it would be like in that instance with Winston where she’s like, “A cyborg ninja! Just like in my video games!” I like to think she might recognize his voice though.

D.Va: “Wait a sec—Did you ever use the gamertag MidoriSentai26?

Genji: That was a long time ago…

D.Va: Ha! I was kicking your ass in Fighters of the Storm when I was like…8!

Genji: …I know.

"Male Gaze” in art of cyborg women

Personally, I think transhumanism faces challenges not only in portrayals of cyborgs as being evil or corrupted, but also in portrayals of cyborg women (as well as many others). 

I have noticed how prevalent nude or otherwise sexualized cyborg (and robot, which is closely related) women are in art (whether that be movies, shows, games, paintings, etc) made by men. I suspect the (possible) vulnerability of lacking certain (natural) body parts and the presence of artificial object body parts (prosthetics) is seen as a reason to sexualize or even objectify.

One may think nudity is just a way to show off more cyborg tech, but more often than not, modifications to the chest or pelvic regions of these women are visually minimal (maintaining the same general shape and appearance) or non-existent altogether. So, she might have some prosthetic limbs and maybe some wires running from her back or her head, but all else usually just conforms to the standard accepted sexual aesthetics. That is unlikely to be coincidence.

To be clear, it isn’t wrong to find these women attractive. And the opposite - portraying cyborg women as only undesirable and ugly - would not be good at all either. But when representations of cyborg women are dominated by male gaze, that reinforces the notion of transhumanism being a “boy’s club” where the male cyborgs are cool and the female cyborgs are objects of sexual desire (by men).

Transhumanism has an excellent opportunity to help deconstruct gender norms, gender roles, gender beauty standards - our very *bodies* - and a plethora of other related things, but we really don’t see that much, especially when it comes to cyborg women.

I hope that changes.

For more information and thoughts about this topic (and others), I should point to you this excellent post by Soycrates: http://soycrates.tumblr.com/post/102726792793/the-sexual-politics-of-transhumanism (nsfw)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was just wondering what you make of the scene in 'Gift of the night fury' where toothless breaks the new tail hiccup made for him? Could you analysize that please?

See also this analysis post about the tail breaking scene.

What is most important about this scene is that it demonstrates how much Toothless values Hiccup’s friendship and the time he spends with this friend. Earlier in Gift of the Night Fury, Toothless received a new tail which allowed him to fly on his own; he fully comprehended the freedom this new tail entailed, and he used it to fly off and locate Hiccup’s helmet. However, this scene shows that Toothless would rather not have a tail that allows him to fly on his own.

Hiccup wakes up the same manner he does every day: by Toothless pounding on the rooftop early in the morning. In a good mood, Hiccup steps outside, talking to Toothless… but cuts off in the middle of his sentence when he turns the corner and spies his dragon. This is the first view Hiccup gets of Toothless:

Toothless’ body language is clearly readable. Headplates are perked up. His back and neck are straight and poised. He’s on the tips of his feet. His eyes are extremely wide and attentively focused on Hiccup. At his feet is his saddle. Toothless is obviously indicating a desire to fly through the skies with Hiccup on his back.

Hiccup, however, does not understand all that Toothless means by this gesture. Hiccup understands that Toothless wants to fly with him, but the old saddle and tail rigging are now unnecessary. “Toothless, what’d you pull this out for?” Hiccup asks in an upbeat mood. “You don’t need this anymore. Come on, let’s get going.” At the same time, he pushes the old tail rigging aside and tries to mount on Toothless’ back.

As tiny as this detail is, I think it’s cool to note: Hiccup tries to push the old saddle away with his prosthetic leg. One of the elements Hiccup and Toothless share is a prosthetic body part: Toothless with his left tail fin, Hiccup with his lower left leg. Gift of the Night Fury demonstrates the limitations Hiccup has with his leg: though he can walk, it makes walking more hazardous because he will slip on patches of ice. Toothless has a similar limitation: he can fly, but he needs someone else to operate the tail fin. That is… until Hiccup creates the new tail.

Thus, Hiccup kicking away the old saddle and tail rigging is ironic… because Hiccup is using his own prosthetic limb to reject what has been Toothless’ prosthetic since they met. He’s kicking away what’s made them, in a way, more “balanced” and “equal”. 

It is to note Hiccup still wishes to continue the morning routines he has established with Toothless, flying together through the sea stacks. Hiccup has no intention of spending less time with Toothless, even if Toothless can now fly on his own. As Hiccup sees it, they can still fly together and have good bonding times regardless of Toothless’ new mobility. But Toothless does not let Hiccup mount on his back… because to Toothless… riding without the old rigging is a compromise of their quality time spent together.

Hiccup gets perplexed and frowns at Toothless. He and the dragon circle around, Toothless stepping just far enough away to prevent Hiccup from climbing on his back. Toothless continues to rotate around the saddle, indicating he wants to use that, instead. “Will you quit fooling around? You have your new tail now,” Hiccup says. He frowns, squints, and peers at his dragon. “Toothless?” At this point, Hiccup is starting to understand soooomewhere in the back of his mind. He’s starting to comprehend what his dragon wants… that his dragon wants to fly the old way, the one which first brought them together as dragon and rider. But it’s not soaked all the way in, and Toothless needs to do something else to gain Hiccup’s full comprehension.

It is at this point that Toothless looks down at the saddle, turns to look at his tail, and pauses. It is as though the dragon is comprehending the powerful meaningfulness of Hiccup’s gift. He understands that he can fly, just as before they met, through the skies unrestricted. There’s going to be deep emotion and nostalgia in that. But then Toothless makes very clear body language that this tail is nothing compared to his time with Hiccup. He doesn’t look at the tail, he stares straight at Hiccup, and at the same time unashamedly begins to bash the tail behind him.

You can tell Hiccup still doesn’t fully understand because his first instinct is to hold his hands forward, crouch down, and exclaim in shock, “Toothless! What are you doing?” Toothless gives a little moan in response and pulls the saddle in front of him with his teeth. He gives the biggest, widest, cutest, most begging eyes he possibly can.

And then you see Hiccup’s face. His own eyes wide with full understanding.

Toothless does not want to fly without Hiccup. Although this is how Toothless has flown the first two decades of his life, he doesn’t want to fly unrestricted anymore. To Toothless, flight itself has become an intimate moment shared between his dragon rider and him. Though a dragon is naturally unrestricted in flight, now Toothless cannot enjoy a life in which he doesn’t have someone on his back. He doesn’t want to fly with Hiccup when he has the new tail. He only wants to fly when it is a team effort - when the two of them together navigate through the skies.

And this is so, so, so powerful. Toothless is willing to live without an experience uninjured dragons have… because he has come to associate flying with his best friend. Hiccup is so valuable that even a basic life function of dragons - flying - is something he has to do with his best friend. That’s powerful. That’s REALLY deep friendship.

And that’s why this moment is so meaningful between Hiccup and Toothless.

Archaeologists explored a tomb near Thebes, Greece in 2005 and discovered an artificial big toe attached to the foot of a mummy. The fake body part could prove to be the earliest working prosthetic body part to date.

In reference to the Joker survives ask, can we have him and his poor saviour going Christmas shopping and his saviour buying him prosthetic arms as a present? -Anonymous

Joker stuck beside his housemate. When he asked just what they were going to buy, he was simply told to ‘wait’, continuing to let them tug him forward by his shirt. When his saviour asked if he wanted to go inside the store with them when they got there, he pouted.“You’ve been keeping a bunch of secrets lately, of course I want to go inside!”

They grinned, saying that he would ruin the surprise, but they needed him to go with them anyway. His curiosity was almost killing him, so when they told him they had finally reached the store, he rushed inside without hesitating. He froze at the entrance, observing the store.

“This is what you’ve been saving up for?” he asked in a breathless tone, his companion nodding in response. The store was filled from back to front with all sorts of prosthetic body parts. “No, no, no. Thank you, it means a lot to me that you’d be willing to do this for me, but it’s too expensive. I can’t accept it.”

They frowned, sighing “At least try some on, so we know what to choose when we have money.“ They told him. He looked uncertain, keeping his eyes on you for some time before browsing in the store.

“This one. I like this one,” he said, though the uncomfortable expression on his face said otherwise. They walked up to Joker and checked the price tag. Coincidentally enough, it was the cheapest model in the store. After getting a huge scolding, Joker simply decided to try on all of the models and honestly tell them his opinion. The most expensive brands looked too showy and felt too weird, but the cheapest fit badly and hurt. In the end, the best fit was at the slightly more expensive end, but he told them how much he liked it.

He went to another store to by his friend a gift of their own. After a bit of searching he left the crafts store, excited to purchase a little mistletoe trinket when he saw his friend exiting the store, a smile on their face. He stopped in his tracks, eyeing the bag in their hands. He looked at them in disbelief.

“Now that I already bought them, it would be a shame to return them, wouldn’t it?” He stumbled over to them, tears pricking at his eyes. He collapsed against their body, crying into their shoulder. He’d finally be able to pick them up, hold their hand, hug them, and help them with the shopping bags.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so, so much. Merry Christmas,” he sobbed, feeling just as grateful as he felt when they saved him. “Merry Christmas,” he repeated through sniffles,grinning and wondering how on earth he would ever be able to thank his angel.

Things I Hope Will Happen in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

-Awesome Mix Vol. 2 to have Queen or Led Zeppelin (Both?)

-Drax actually ripping someone’s spine out 

-Gamora’s and Nebula’s relationship to be explored more

-Yondu killing more people with his whistle arrow

-Groot

-Rocket stealing more prosthetic body parts, eventually building a robot from amassing so many body parts

-A casual Howard the Duck cameo

-More of Cosmo, the telepathic dog

-GROOT

-Nova maybe?

-Dancing?

Fandom Timeline

Just the start of an epic fandom timeline I’m making. Message me more add ons!

500

  • The Chinese Army led by Mulan defeated the Huns

965

  • Odin finds a frost giant child and adopts him, giving him the name Loki.

1409

  • Odin hides the Tesseract in Norway

1500

  • The Emperor gets a new groove (and gets turned into a llama)

1818

  • Fantine dreams a dream
  • Rapunzel and Eugene become in-tangled 

1820

  • Love an open door for Hans and Anna
  • Elsa needs to let it go

1850

  • Hill Valley is founded

1855

  • Clara Clayton is born

1857

  • Buford Tannen is born

1861

  • Doc’s emergency money is first printed

1865

  • Hill Valley becomes a city

1866

  • Clara Clayton gets diphtheria

1881

  • Albus Dumbledore is born
  • Seamus McFly, Maggie McFly and Martin McFly immigrate from Ireland to the USA

1884

  • Buford Tannen shots 12 men

1885

  • William Sean McFly is born
  • Clara Clayton dies

1902

  • Arthur McFly is born

1903

  • Sylvia McFly is born (maiden name unknown)

1908

  • Doc’s parents (the Von Brauns) arrive in Hill Valley

1910

  • Sam Baines is born

1915

  • Stella Baines is born

1916

  • James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes is born

1917

  • Doc’s father changes their name from Von Braun to Brown due to hostility towards Germans ignited by the start of WWI

1918

  • Steve Rogers is born

1919

  • Margaret “Peggy” Carter is born

1920

  • Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown is born

1924

  • Nico DiAngelo is born

1926

  • Tom Marvolo Riddle (later known as Lord Voldemort) is born

1928

  • Steve Rogers meets Bucky Barnes for the first time
  • Hazel Levesque is born

1930

  • Abraham Erskine begins his research on the Super Soldier Serum

1933

  • Johann Schmidt begins searching for the Tesseract

1934

  • Maria DiAngelo dies

1935

  • Minerva McGonagall is born

1937

  • Biff Tannen is born

1938

  • George McFly is born
  • Lorraine Baines is born

1939

  • Howard Stark launches Stark Industries

1940

  • Howard Stark demonstrates the properties of Vibranium having discovered it in Africa.
  • Abraham Erskine injects Johann Schmidt with the Super Soldier Serum but it goes horrifically wrong, turning Schmidt into Red Skull.
  • Abraham Erskine is rescued by Peggy Carter
  • Doc Brown works on the Manhattan Project

1941

  • America joins the war.
  • Steve Rogers begins trying to get recruited by the US Military. He is rejected five times.
  • Howard Stark works on the Manhattan Project

1942

  • Johann Schmidt discovers and takes possession of the Tesseract.
  • Milton Baines is born

1943

  • Abraham Erskine sees Steve Rogers at a recruitment offices and offers him a chance to join the US Military through Project Rebirth
  • Abraham Erskine is assassinated
  • Through Erskine’s Serum and Howard Stark’s Vita Radiation, Steve Rogers becomes Captain America

1945

  • Captain America and the Howling Commandos capture Arnim Zola.
  • Bucky Barnes falls off a train and is presumed dead
  • HYDRA discovers the Obelisk
  • Steve Rogers disappears after crashing the Valkyrie off the coast of     Greenland
  • Howard Stark discovers the Tesseract during his search for Steve Rogers
  • Seattle Grace Hospital is established

1946

  • Toby Baines is born

1949

  • Sally Baines is born

1950

  • Howard Stark and Peggy Carter found S.H.I.E.L.D.

1951

  • Nick Fury is born

1953

  • Richard Webber is born

1954

  • Joey Baines is born

1955

  • Adele Travis (later Webber) is born
  • Doc Brown comes up for the idea of the Flux Capacitor
  • George McFly and Lorraine Baines meet and fall in love
  • Lightning strikes the clock tower in Hill Valley
  • George McFly and Lorraine Baines kiss for the first time

1961

  • George McFly and Lorraine Baines get married

1962

  • Doc Brown’s mansion is destroyed in a fire

1963

  • David McFly is born

1964

  • Phil Coulson is born

1966

  • Linda McFly is born

1968

  • Mark Sloan is born
  • Marty McFly is born
  • Douglas Needles is born
  • Jennifer Parker is born

1969

  • Bruce Banner is born

1970

  • Tony Stark is born

1971

  • Clinton “Clint” Barton is born

1975

  • Callie Torres is born

1976

  • Christina Yang is born

1978

  • Grover Underwood is born
  • Fred Weasley is born
  • George Weasley is born
  • Meredith Grey is born

1979

  • Hermione Granger is born

1980

  • Alex Karev is born
  • Ronald Weasley is born
  • Harry Potter is born
  • Neville Longbottom is born
  • Izzie Stevens is born
  • George O’Malley is born

1981

  • Jane Foster is born
  • Ginevra “Ginny” Weasley is born
  • Luna Lovegood is born

1982

  • Maria Hill is born
  • April Kepner is born

1983

  • Grant Ward is born
  • Alice Grey tried to commit suicide
  • Maggie Pierce is born and given up for adoption

1984

  • Natasha Romanoff is born
  • Lexie Grey is born

1986

  • Tony Stark graduates MIT at the top of his class

1987

  • Henry “Hank” Pym uses his shrinking Pym Particles to becomes Ant-Man
  • Leo Fitz is born
  • Jemma Simmons is born
  • Leah Murphy is born

1988

  • Daisy Johnson later called Mary Sue “Skye” Poots is born
  • Ellis Grey won her first Harper Avery award

1989

  • Thalia Grace is born
  • Werner Reinhardt is set free from the Rat

1990

  • Agent John Garrett of S.H.I.E.L.D. steps on an IED bomb and is mortally wounded. Cybertek fits him with biomechanical prosthetic body parts and he becomes the first test subject of HYDRA’s Project Deathlok.

1991

  • Howard and Maria Stark are assassinated by HYDRA
  • Tony Stark becomes the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company after inheriting Stark Industries
  • Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger begin attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

1992

  • Ginny Weasley finds Tom Riddle’s diary in her cauldron
  • Ginny Weasley opens the Chamber of Secrets (enemies of the heir, beware)

1993

  • Annabeth Chase is born
  • Percy Jackson is born
  • Sirius Black escapes Azkaban

1994

  • Jason Grace is born
  •  The Triwizard Tournament begins at Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter, Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour and Viktor Krum become the champions for the Triwizard Tournament

1995

  • Bruce Banner meets Betty Ross at Harvard. They start dating
  • Natasha Romanoff joins Russia’s covert espionage facility and quickly earns the codename “Black Widow”
  • Lord Voldemort returns to power
  • Cedric Diggory dies
  • Dolores Umbridge becomes Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger found Dumbledore’s Army
  • Harry Potter and Cho Chang begin dating

1996

  • The Battle of the Ministry
  • Sirius Black dies
  • Wizarding World admits Voldemort is back
  • Cornelius Fudge resigns as Minister of Magic
  • Emmeline Vance dies
  • Ron Weasley starts dating Lavender Brown
  • Albus Dumbledore begins searching for Tom Riddle’s Horcruxes
  • Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley begin dating

1997

  • Severus Snape kills Albus Dumbledore (on Dumbledore’s orders)
  • Rufus Scrimgeour is killed
  • Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody is killed
  • Hedwig is killed
  • George Weasley loses his ear

1998

  • Clint Barton is sent to kill Natasha Romanoff
  • Natasha Romanoff joins S.H.I.E.L.D. after Clint Barton swears to spare her life if she does so
  • The Battle of Hogwarts
  • Fred Weasley dies
  • Colin Creevey dies
  • Lavender Brown dies

1999

  • John Garrett meets Grant Ward
  • Preston Burke joins Seattle Grace Hospital

2001

  • Thaddeus Ross creates the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project, based on Project Rebirth in WWI
  • Miranda Bailey started her internship at Seattle Grace Hospital

2004

  • John Garrett returns to Grant Ward after leaving him in the wilderness for five years.
  • Grant Ward joins S.H.I.E.L.D. as a sleeper agent for HYDRA
  • Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons graduate the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Techonology

2005

  • Bruce Banner joins the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project
  • Bruce Banner tests the Bio-Tech Force Enhancement Project on himself. The serum based on Abraham Erskine’s Super Soldier Serum is what turns him into the Hulk
  • Meredith Grey, Christina Yang, Izzie Stevens and George O’Malley and Alex Karev are first year interns at Seattle Grace Hospital

2006

  • Luke Castellan steals Zeus’s Masterbolt
  • Percy Jackson kills the Minotaur
  • Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood enter the Underworld
  • Percy Jackson duels Ares for the Masterbolt
  • On the run, Bruce Banner tries to shoot himself in the mouth in the Arctic Circle but fails as he turns into the Hulk who spits out the bullet.

2007

  • Annabeth Chase is captured by Dr. Thorn
  • Bianca DiAngelo dies
  • Percy Jackson, Thalia Grace, Zoe Nightshade and Grover Underwood rescue Artemis, goddess of the hunt, and Annabeth from Dr. Thorn (a Manticore)
  • Zoe Nightshade dies
  • Thalia Grace becomes Artemis’s new lieutenant
  • Percy Jackson becomes the child of the Prophecy

2008

  • Melinda May earns her nickname “The Calvary” after an incident involving Inhumans in Manama

2009

  • Percy Jackson hears the Great Prophecy for the first time
  • The Battle of Manhattan
  • Jason Grace, Praetor at Camp Jupiter, disappears
  • Percy Jackson goes missing
  • Jason Grace, Piper McLean and Leo Valdez go to Camp Half-Blood
  • The Prophecy of the Seven is set in motion
  • The Second Giant War begins
  • Natasha Romanoff is attacked by the Winter Soldier and shot through the abdomen
  • Nick Fury puts Phil Coulson in charge of Project T.A.H.I.T.I.

2010

  • Percy Jackson wakes up at the Wolf House
  • Percy Jackson arrives at Camp Jupiter
  • Frank Zhang, Percy Jackson and Hazel Levesque free Thanatos
  • Athena Parthenos is retrieved
  • Tony Stark is wounded and captured by the Ten Rings
  • Tony Stark escapes the Ten Rings using a suit of armour powered by Arc Reactor technology
  • Tony Stark and Obadiah Stane fight in their respective suits of armour. The public sees and, when Stark wins, he is called “Iron Man”
  • Nick Fury approaches Tony Stark about the “Avengers Initiative” but Stark declines
  • Bruce Banner begins looking for a cure for his Hulkness
  • Zola Grey Shepherd is adopted

2011

  • Tony Stark appoints Pepper Potts CEO of Stark Industries
  • Jane Foster discovers a subtle aura in New Mexico
  • Bruce Banner travels back to Culver University
  • Ivan Vanko attacks Tony Stark at the Grand Prix of Monaco
  • Justin Hammer orchestrates Ivan Vanko’s escape from prison so that they can work together on Hammer Industries own armour suit
  • Tony Stark gets palladium poisoning
  • Thor’s coronation is interrupted by someone breaking into Odin’s treasure room
  • Ivan Vanko hijacks Justin Hammer’s presentation at Stark Expo. James Rhodes, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark and Happy Hogan fly to stop him
  • Thor, Sif, Loki and the Warriors Three go to Jotunheim to seek justice for the actions of the Frost Giants who raided Odin’s treasure room
  • Odin strips Thor of his godly powers and throws him out of Asgard after Thor’s attack on the Frost Giants
  • Jane Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis detect a possible Einstein-Rosen Bridge in a desert and find a powerless Thor at its epicentre
  • Tony Stark accepts a position as a consultant to S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • The Frost Giants invade Asgard
  • Thor destroys the Bifrost Bridge to prevent Loki from committing genocide against the Frost Giants and is thereby stranded in Asgard unable to return to Earth.
  • Jane Foster vows not to give up looking for Thor after trying to open a wormhole to Asgard
  • Tony Stark arrives in New York to approach Thaddeus Ross about “putting a team together”
  • War Machine aka James Rhodes fights the Ten Rings
  • Callie Torres has a car crash
  • Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres is born

2012

  • Phil Coulson tries to convince Nick Fury to shut down Project T.A.H.I.T.I. The project is not shut down
  • Steve Rogers’ body is found frozen in the Valkyrie in the Arctic
  • Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is sent to join Erik Selvig at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility where Selvig is researching the Tesseract.
  • Steve Rogers’ body is thawed and sent to New York City
  • Steve Rogers wakes and tries to run from the S.H.I.E.L.D Headquarters
  • Loki makes a deal with Thanos to recover the Tesseract from Earth in exchange for a Chitauri army with which he can conquer Earth
  • Loki goes to the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility to recover the Tesseract with the Sceptre and uses the latter to control the minds of several S.H.I.E.L.D agents including Erik Selvig and Clint Barton
  • Nick Fury activates the Avengers Initiative in response to the threat posed by Loki
  • Heimdall sees Loki on earth with the Tesseract and informs Thor and Odin
  • Phil Coulson calls Natasha Romanoff and gets her to go and track down Bruce Banner
  • Bruce Banner joins the Avengers Initiative
  • Steve Rogers joins the Avengers Initiative
  • Odin transports Thor to Earth
  • Loki is captured by the Avengers
  • Loki escapes the Avengers and commandeers Stark Tower
  • The Chitauri invade New York City through a portal opened by the Tesseract
  • World Security Council deploys a missile at New York City
  • Iron Man takes the missile through the portal and it destroys the rest of the Chitauri fleet, closing the portal in doing so
  • War Machine battles the army of the Ten Rings
  • Phil Coulson is revived using Project T.A.H.I.T.I.
  • Pepper Potts is injected with the Extremis Virus
  • Lexie Grey dies
  • Mark Sloan dies
  • Adele Webber dies

2013

  • Grant Ward joins Phil Coulson’s new team
  • Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons join Phil Coulson’s new team
  • Melinda May joins Phil Coulson’s new team as a pilot
  • Mary Sue “Skye” Poots joins Phil Coulson’s team as a double agent for the Rising Tide
  • Jemma Simmons is infected with the Chitauri virus
  • Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz research a cure for the Chitauri virus
  • Jemma Simmons is cured of the Chitauri virus
  • Erik Selvig is declared mentally unstable and committed
  • Jane Foster gets infected with the Aether
  • Lorelei is freed from prison
  • Thor, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Ian Boothby and Erik Selvig battle Malekith and his army in Greenwich
  • Coulson’s team are assigned to clean up after the Battle of Greenwich
  • Jakob Nystrom and Petra Larsen find a piece of the Berserker Staff

2014

  • Skye gets shot by Ian Quinn
  • GH325 is used to heal Skye
  • Lorelei arrives on Earth
  • Assassination attempt on Nick Fury’s life
  • Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff team up with Sam Wilson
  • Captain America and Falcon begin their search for the Winter Soldier
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. collapses
  • Grant Ward is revealed as a HYDRA agent by a secret message from Skye
  • Nick Fury appoints Phil Coulson the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Pietro and Wanda Maximoff are made into Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch using the Sceptre
  • Star-Lord travels to Morag
  • Star-Lord teams up with Gamora, Groot, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket.
  • Star-Lord’s groups begins calling themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy

2015

  • Derek Shepherd dies
  • Marty McFly arrives in the future
Without makeup, my face is just a random pile of tissue, protein, skin cells, and cartilage. The random arrangement of that tissue, protein, and cartilage tells you nothing about my personality because I was simply born with it. Conversely, my makeup is not random at all. *I* chose it. ME. Not nature. Not my gene pool. Not strands of DNA over which I exercise NO CONTROL. Me and my personality chose this routine. And for that reason, makeup is the absolute closest I will get to self-expression on my face without prosthetic body parts. When a guy tells you he prefers you without makeup, he’s sort of telling you that he prefers it when you don’t make choices to advance your identity. He’s telling you that he prefers your body to your brain. Your brain is the reason why you applied that black eyeshadow. Your actual face and body are idle vessels through which you operate, but actually have absolutely NOTHING to do with who you are. So every time you make a decision to clothe your body or put makeup on your face, you’re making the decision to reflect your thoughts through the canvas that is your physical being.
—  Bebe Zeva
10

I handed in my project for my fine arts course at uni today.

For the past 12 weeks I have been researching and reading about the pros and cons of prosthetic limbs and organs, and how the ethical and economical issues that revolve around them have a plausible possibility to effect the future.

My biggest point that I made throughout my project is that the idea of prosthesis can be viewed as a double-edged sword - while prosthetic body parts can greatly enhance human capabilities and also return movement and functions to the host body (be it as a result of illness or injury) there are also less positive ideas that spawn from the technological advancements of these artificial body parts. What if there were to be a prosthetic hand that could write faster, or throw harder than the natural human hand allows us? Would people start amputating their own perfectly healthy hands to replace it with a prosthetic hand? If that were to start occuring then the idea of what it is like to be a human being would begin to lose it’s place in society and we’d be walking around with an increasing amount of people that are kitted out with shiny augmented body parts and look like “chromed up street samurai” , and a decreasing amount of human beings.

It’s a little bit difficult to read the notes on the acrylic sheets, but in a simple way they summarise the points I wanted to make about prosthetics be they both good and bad. 

Mass Answering

Question 1: Character Death

Anonymous asked you:

I’m sorry, I’m on mobile so I’ve got to ask here. Do you have anything for how to make my audience like a character and be sad when I kill them off later?

You can check tags on mobile if you use a web browser to view my blog instead of the tumblr app. Go through the death, emotions, and likable characters tags.

Question 2Average Characters

Anonymous asked you:

How many characters does an average novel have?

Impossible to say and even if someone could calculate the average characters, it would be irrelevant and unhelpful to writers. The amount of characters needed is relative to stories on an individual basis.

Question 3Fantasy Stories

Anonymous asked you:

Hello! :) I was wondering if you had any links to good fantasy stories? I can only seem to find retelling of fairy tales on the internet.

Free ones? You can look through kindle books on Amazon for some free ebooks. You can download a desktop version of kindle to read them. Otherwise, you can look through various lists on goodreads for books.

Question 4: Romani in Medieval Times

Anonymous asked you:

Do you have anything on gypsies of medieval times?

“Gypsy” is a slur. Use correct terminology when researching and you’ll be able to find a lot more. I don’t have any information on that topic, but you can look through my research tag on the tags page for more research tips.

Question 5: Myths

Anonymous asked you:

How do you justify including only certain myths in your story? For example, vampires and angels exist but fairies don’t?

You don’t need to justify it. These creatures do not have to co-exist. If you want to, you can give the reasons behind the existence of certain myths, such as a virus being the cause of vampirism. This way, characters can claim that other creatures do not exist because they’re not plausible within your universe.

Question 6: Prosthetic

Anonymous asked you:

Hello, I searched the tags as well as FAQ for this, but I don’t think I was able to see anything about writing people with Prosthetic Body Parts? Any info for this would be appreciated, and thank you for having the patience to read over this.

Here.