reading is not a disease

hanahaki aesthetic board

“Hanahaki Disease is an illness borne of one-sided love, causing flowers form and grow in the lungs of the unrequited, the petals coughed up with increasing frequency. If the love is not returned, the flowers filling the patient’s chest will eventually prove fatal.”

The Infamous INTP Conundrum

INTP: *studying from a German textbook*

INTP: what does this word mean? I’ll look it up quickly.

INTP: *learns several words from a dead language*

INTP: *watches a video about the neuroscience of imagination*

INTP: *contributes a definition to the Urban Dictionary*

INTP: *browses through their fandoms on tumblr*

INTP: *makes tea*

INTP: *forgets tea on the counter*

INTP: *muses over the human memory*

INTP: *researches the creating of long-term memory and ends up reading Wikipedia pages on the Hippocampus and neurodegenerative diseases*

INTP: *laughs at Wittgenstein memes*

INTP: Wittgenstein… it’s a Germanic name…

INTP: oh yes.

INTP: *looks up that German word*

someone save us from this carpeted bathroom


Pastor who will preach to Trump before inauguration called gays “filthy,” Mormonism and Islam heresies

  • Trump will start Inauguration Day being preached to by Rev. Robert Jeffres, who has derided numerous groups of people including Catholics, Muslims, Mormons and LGBT citizens.
  • Jeffress will preach at a private church service Friday morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church, directly across the street from the White House — an Inauguration Day ritual.
  • Jeffress’ past statements include calling Islam an “evil religion” that “promotes pedophilia.” He called Mormonism a heresy “from the pit of hell,” said the Catholic Church represents “the genius of Satan” and that gay people are “filthy” and “prone to disease.” Read more
Help needed!

Okay, guys!

January 20th is going to be TEH SUX.  We all know why.  For this one day, I’m going to try to post about the people and the things, the times and the events that have made America great.  The moments where we progressed, where we lived up to our potential.  When the ideals of our nation actually came close to being realized.

And I need your help.

I’m a boutique historian, a dabbler in local events and strange twists of fate.  I read books on diseases and fires and scientific speculation.  So I know a little about a little bit.  Bet you all do, too.

So tell me things.

Tell me about scientists and thinkers, civil rights activists and Broadway pioneers.  Tell me about aviators and engineers, spies and artists, singers and patriots.  Tell me about the places you love, the things that play large in your local history.  Tell me about the things that changed what America is and was and could be.

Try to:

-Keep events light.  People live tough lives, and we’re not going to sugar coat that, but I’d prefer to talk about the efforts of the state of Arizona to protect a threatened ecosystem than a battle with a massive death toll.

-Tell me about the people who don’t get featured in the history books.  PoC, women, LGBTQA people, autistic people, Jewish people, Muslim people, disabled people, anyone that tends to get shoved aside by the white guys.  

-A simple name is cool, but if  you have links to a page with more info, feel free to send a longer message to me at sciwritesfic at gmail dot com.  Most things, I’m going to try to reblog existing posts here on Tumblr, but links to other sites allows people to read on if you’re fascinated.

-Keep it American.  (and yes, naturalized Americans definitely count, if the person chose to gain American citizenship, they’re American.)  Sorry, rest of the world.  I really, really am sorry you have to deal with this.  But let us get through this day so we can start fighting on the 21st.

The posts will be tagged “Sci’s January 20th Celebration of America,” and none of them will have anything to do with our current political situation.  But they will be consistently tagged so if you want to block them, you’ll be able to do so easily.

Thanks guys!

BTS having to perform CPR on you

WARNING: this is a delicate issue. It’s angsty, so please read it at your own risk


He already knew about your heart disease but he never thought you’d need CPR. When it happened, he froze and he didn’t know what to do. Luckily, there was a defibrillator near you, so he used it until the ambulance arrived. When you woke up, he could only cry and regret not knowing how to help you without the defibrillator.

Originally posted by jeonggu


It happened in the middle of the street. Luckily, he did a short course of CPR because you never know what can happen. He performed it perfectly and he kept you alive until the ambulance arrived. They praised him for his help, so very deep inside he felt proud about saving your life, because your health is the most important for him.

Originally posted by yoo-ngie


When it happened you were all alone in the street. You taught him how to do it, just in case. He never expected it so he didn’t practice at all. That day, he was so shocked and nervous that he did the compressions a little bit harder than the habitual. Fortunately, he didn’t break you any rib, but he felt so bad for you that he promised he’d do whatever to help you properly in the future.

Originally posted by chimchams


His worst fear was having to perform CPR on you. He was so shocked that he started to cry, but he tried to do it anyways. He was trembling so much that he couldn’t do anything, so he started to cry more and more. Luckily, there was a doctor near that helped you until the ambulance arrived. He was so sorry that, when you woke up, he promised he was going to be strong for you no matter what.

Originally posted by nctdreamprotectionsquad2k16


He couldn’t tell what was happening to you at all. He saw you fall on the floor and he tried to wake you up, but you weren’t reacting. He heard about your disease from you, but he never expected you to stop breathing. He was freaking out, but he immediately called the emergency number and tried doing the CPR. He didn’t know exactly what he was doing, but it was enough to keep you alive.

Originally posted by bangthebae


He already did it once but, when it happened to you, he barely managed to control the situation. He was in the verge of tears and he was feeling really impotent, so he had to control his strength. Besides that, the ambulance arrived really late, so he almost fought with the driver. Once you were in the hospital, he spent 100% of his time by your side taking care of you.

Originally posted by the-rap-man


He somehow knew it could happen to you, so he prepared himself for it. He took short courses to learn about first aids and he even practiced. Despite of that, when he had to do it in real life his emotions overwhelmed him, so he couldn’t do it properly. He was so sad about the fact that you arrived in a bad state at the hospital, that you had to cheer him up instead because, if it wasn’t for him, you could’ve died at the street.

Originally posted by yourbiaslikesitrough

I think this is the most angsty thing I’ve ever written. This is something that can happen to everyone, so it’s far from being fantasy. At first I thought this was a great idea (I want to be a doctor so CPR just called me) but it was really sad tbh. I hope you liked it tho <3

~Admin Paula

I know people may not give a shit but...

What you are about to read is true information about hidradenitis suppurativa. The people who have this disease should not be ashamed of their bodies. Do not let this define you. One day we will beat this. I invite anyone with HS or any skin disease for that matter to feel free to message me and tell me your story. If allowed I will post on your behalf. My goal is to educate people. I myself have hid for too long. No more.

Not a lot is known about HS. Most people who have the disease do not know because they are embarrassed by their body.

YES this disease can cause CANCER. Though rare.

Yet there are not enough cases to fund medical research.

YES this disease is EXTREMELY PAINFUL.

NO (and I can’t stress this enough) this is NOT contagious.

NO poor hygiene does NOT cause HS.

One in three people with HS have a blood relative that has/had the disease. (I myself am one of three. And so is my mother. And my grandmother.)

No FDA-approved treatment for HS. The treatments listed below are classified as “off label.” The term “off label” means that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the medicine to treat the disease. There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for HS.

Medicines used to treat HS: If you have HS, your dermatologist may include one or more of the following in your treatment plan:

Antibiotics: This is often part of the treatment plan. These drugs can fight infection, prevent HS from worsening, and stop new breakouts.
Acne washes and medicines: Acne treatments that you can buy without a prescription may be helpful. Using only these products will not clear HS.
Bleach bath: If you have a skin infection, your dermatologist may recommend taking a 5- or 10-minute bleach bath. To make a bleach bath, you add ½ cup of non-scented, household bleach to running water. Be sure to fill the tub half way.
Biologics (severe HS only): These medicines work on the immune system. Some biologics require self-injections; others require an infusion at a hospital or clinic. Some patients see long-term clearing of their HS. Due to possible serious side effects, you should discuss the risks and benefits with your dermatologist.
Corticosteroid injection into a breakout: Your dermatologist may inject this into a painful cyst to reduce pain and swelling.

Corticosteroid pills: This medicine reduces inflammation, which can help clear HS and prevent new breakouts.
Diabetes drug: Metformin has been approved to treat adult-onset diabetes. It may also help people who have HS and a condition called metabolic syndrome.  

Hormone therapy: Some women who have HS get relief by taking birth-control pills, a medicine called spironolactone, or another medicine that regulates hormones. These medicines can decrease pain and the amount of fluid draining from the breakouts.
Methotrexate (severe HS only): This medicine is used to treat cancer and certain other medical conditions, such as severe psoriasis. It works on the immune system and may help control HS in some patients.
Oral retinoid: A few patients with HS are helped.
Radiation therapy: This treatment exposes the body to radiation, so it is used less often today than in the past. Some patients have seen their HS clear. Be sure to talk with your dermatologist about the short- and long-term risks to your body.
Wound dressings: If the HS causes tunnels beneath your skin, you will need to treat these as you would wounds.

Surgical treatment for HS: When HS grows deep into the skin, medicine alone may not be effective. Your dermatologist may recommend a surgical procedure. The following can be performed in a dermatologist’s office or clinic:

Laser surgery: This treatment is showing promise. Some patients clear after several treatments. Lasers are proving effective at clearing new and deep HS breakouts. This treatment may be helpful because it destroys the hair follicles.
Deroofing: This surgery may be an option for patients who have painful HS that repeatedly returns. The surgeon turns deep, painful HS into scars.Drain or incise: During the surgery, the dermatologist drains 1 or 2 lesions or cuts them out. This can bring short-term relief, but the HS can return.
Excision: This involves surgically cutting out the HS and some normal-looking skin. Because the wound is deep, the area needs to be covered with a skin graft (skin removed from another part of your body) or skin flap (skin from nearby is pulled over to cover the wound). HS does not return to the treated area, but it can develop nearby.

One day we will beat this.
One day we will find a cure.
One day we will be free.

My Favorite NA Quotes I've Read So Far:

“Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate.”

“Addiction has NOTHING to do with where we come from or the substances we used.”

“Addiction is a physical, mental, and spiritual disease that affects every area of our lives.”

“The mental aspect of our disease is the obsession, or overpowering desire to use, even when we are destroying our lives.”

“We were proud of the sometimes illegal and bizarre behavior that typified our using.”

“We only remembered the good drug experiences…we ignored the times when life seemed to be a nightmare.”