she is saving the doctor

Ableism almost killed Stephen Hawking in the 80′s.

This is a casual reminder that Stephen Hawking was almost allowed to die due to ableism.

Stephen got so sick because the advance of his ALS made his larynx weak and it wasn’t doing the job of keeping spit and food out of his lungs when he swallowed. In the 80′s, he contracted aspiration pneumonia while at CERN. He got rushed to a hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma and breathed via a ventilator. Doctors urged Jane (wife) to pull the plug because “he’s too far gone”. 

Think about it: Doctors put Stephen into a position where he couldn’t answer for himself, tried to tell his wife that he was too far gone and tried to tell her she should pull the plug as an act of mercy. 

I doubt that would have been said if Stephen wasn’t so visibly disabled by his ALS. It’s funny how people in the medical field tend to be so quick to give up on a patient if they already have a visible disability when they are brought in, but will throw all the medicine and machines they’ve got at somebody who isn’t visibly disabled. I don’t think doctors even realize they have this bias.

Thankfully, Jane stood up to the doctor. She said no, declared that Stephen must live and had him returned to Cambridge. She knew her husband better than the doctors. She saved his life.

Stephen had a tracheostomy done, which prevented him from speaking, and he spent some time on a ventilator while he recovered from the pneumonia. He initially communicated via a letter board by raising his eyebrows when the right letter was chosen. Then he went on to get the computer that gave him his famous voice. 

A little aside– Stephen has the option to get a new, more “human” sounding voice, and he refuses because he’s grown quite attached to the “robot” voice he’s so well-known for. He sees that as his voice now and identifies with it. (”Even though it gives me an American accent,” he once joked.)

Later, he had a laryngectomy because his larynx was causing a lot of trouble with swallowing food. Getting rid of it increased his quality of life. As far as I know he’s still swallowing just fine and eats and drinks by mouth with help from his assistants. A video of Stephen talking about the tracheostomy and laryngectomy can be found here. (No surgery images, but he describes medical tests and talks about the problems with eating.)

He communicates nonverbally with his caregivers using just facial gestures. One of them said Stephen can just look at him a certain way and he’ll know whether he’s saying he needs attention or everything’s fine. I read somewhere that Stephen grinds his teeth to express disapproval. (Yo, behavior is communication!) He communicates with more than his AAC device, it’s just a matter of learning to read him like his caregivers do.

‘No quality of life,’ the doctors said in the 80′s.


I guess this is ‘no quality of life’.


[Stephen giving lectures at a university.]

[With the cast of The Big Bang Theory.]

[Experiencing zero gravity.]

[Looking sharp at the BAFTA’s!]

[In his office at Cambridge University, doing what he loves– trying to find the real theory of everything.]


Oh yes, his quality of life is just awful, isn’t it? 


The only person allowed to determine Stephen Hawking’s quality of life is Stephen Hawking himself. And guess what? His life is great right now!

He almost wasn’t here. Ableism nearly ended his life in the 80′s.

Thankfully, he’s still around to sass people and keep us curious about the universe.

Here’s a documentary where Stephen tells his own story in his own words. CC’s are available for those with hearing or audio processing issues.

* * * WARNING: Video has flashing lights that may upset seizures or migraines.
* * * TRIGGERS: Dramatized hospital scenes, food consumption and alcohol consumption. (not my video)

Btw the girl in the thumbnail is goofing off with him by making that face.

kara said that all the closest people around her are in happy relationships but last time I checked, lena isn’t in a relationship with anyone, let alone a happy one…you get it kara??

The Phanom of the hospital

An AU where Erik would often sneaks into a local hospital to steal obtain some medical supplies. One night, as he was walking down the hallway, he hears the most beatiful sound he ever heard and curious as to where it was coming from, he follows the sound and finds a blonde nurse softly singing to a dying patient.

The following day, he figures out that the nurse’s name is Christine and she works at night shift. Soon he finds himself frequenting the hospital more often then it was necessary and following Christine wherever she went, hoping to hear her sing once more.

As the nights went on, a rumour of strange shadow and some mysterious doctor with a mask on started to circulate around the hospital, quickly becoming a favourite gossip among the nurses.


You have a brilliant mind, Sameen. And you’re very gifted. But you’ll never be a doctor.

The Devil’s Share - Person of Interest 3x10

anonymous asked:

1. Can you explain how River is a feminist icon when her ENTIRE character is COMPLETELY caught up in the fact that she's destined to be the Doctor's wife and then just dying for that? From Let's Kill Hitler all the way to Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, her whole arc was about her being the Doctor's wife and then dying to save him. So how does that make her feminist when she's literally stripped of every ounce of agency she has? Because she "kicks ass"? That doesn't make her feminist.

2. I’m not trying to be a dick, just curious why you think that. I’ve always taken her to be another example of Moffat’s horrible track record with women being slavishly devoted to the Doctor (if you respond to this, you can copy & paste this into the above one, there was just a letter limit here :P

River’s character isn’t about being stripped of agency and just conforming to fate. River is a character who begins life forced to be something and who overcomes any confinement, expresses her will against it all. She’s empowering because she is handed a life full of people trying to control her and she throws it all off every time, never living on anything less than her own terms.

Trapped as a kid in a suit as a weapon? Breaks her way out, crosses continents to be with her loved ones on her own terms. Told to kill a man? Winds up choosing not to, asking her parents and trusting their judgement to guide her in that choice. She falls in love with him and that’s something she clings, to not just because she loves him but because it’s something totally hers, her own choice and her own emotions and her own life. Dumped in prison? She breaks out regularly to do whatever she wants, and that’s not just hang with the Doctor, as we’ve seen before in the show. She’s got an archaeology career which she does put to use in her own adventures. She even steals the TARDIS regularly to go off without the Doctor, she’s not just some weeping damsel throwing herself at him. She dies to save him, yeah. He’s planning to do the manpainy heroic sacrifice thing and she refuses to have any of it because it would erase that life she spent so much time building and fought so many battles to make utterly hers. So she takes the place of the Doctor to save the day. And in return, he sticks her in an afterlife, one she refuses to be contained to. She hops around still in dreams and as a ghost, still hanging with the Paternosters, still roaming the universe even as a data ghost, still calling the Doctor out and yeah, still loving him.

There’s nothing unfeminist about loving someone (and it’s certainly not a slavish devotion, nor is it for Clara, Amy, etc, and I think that’s rather uncomfortable to suggest; if any new series character exhibits slavish devotion it’s Rose, and her mum calls her out on that, and Rose is still heroic and her own person). Love’s just a thing many people do. It in no way defines all she is. River is surrounded by many complex machinations and forces trying to hold her in, sure, but the point is that she never once is defined by any of it. She is her own person who owns her own life, her own desires, her own everything. This is the woman who, to quote Moffat, “got married about 428 times. Once for each gender.” Who takes on dictators and oppressors and steals precious artifacts from genocidal villains. Who was a pawn who became a queen. Who always comes out on top.

River is so, so, so much more than just kicking ass, though I love that she does that, too. A bisexual action heroine who asserts her agency every time and is allowed to be so so complex and compelling and wonderful. I adore her, and her continual fight to be herself no matter who tries to hold her back inspires me.


Whoniverse: Class - AU where Katherine Kelly is the next Doctor and the Sixth Form students of Coal Hill are her companions.


In that trailer, Bill very sensibly queries why Daleks shout exterminate! “Why not kill!?” she wonders. Old hand Capaldi points out that if they say “exterminate!” it gives the two of them more time to run away. Good point. The trailer certainly showcases Mackie’s disarming discombobulation at time travel. “I think the two characters complement each other,” she says. “I don’t have a lot of experience travelling through space and time, you see.”

Pearl Mackie talking about Bill (x)

The Moment took the form of Rose Tyler

So the Doctor would pick her to be his next companion

So she would absorb the Time Vortex

And bring Jack Harkness back to life

So the TARDIS would travel to the end of the Universe

And bring back the Master

So he’d get trapped back on Gallifrey

And then bring Clara and the Doctor together

So she could persuade the Doctor to save Gallifrey

Clever girl


Okay. I can’t. No, that’s fine.


*stretches and gets ready for a long, polite response*

And you missed my points, but that’s fine, online miscommunications happen due to lack of tone and intent. I apologize if I sound defensive about Angela, because I immediately assumed that your problem was with the ship and her assumed (and now canonically proven wrong) involvement with Genji’s cyborg weaponization process. Possibly because of how hostile you sounded. I still get the hostile vibes but for the sake of clarification and explaining things as politely as possible, I will try to keep mine civil in return in hopes we all reach an understanding. 

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anonymous asked:

rtd or moffat companions & why?

RTD, no question!
And why? Well, I just don’t think Moffat is that great at writing female characters, and since the main full-time companion usually is a woman, that’s…a bit not good. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Amy and Clara, but that’s mostly due to how they were portrayed by their respective actors. Especially Jenna Coleman’s performance kept me from giving up on Clara because I really didn’t like her character a whole lot in S7.
When you look at them, they’re pretty much the same character…the one kind of woman Moffat can write because he’s Moffat and apparently (and obviously, judging by the problematic things he has said over the years) has a very weird concept of women. They’re both feisty and sassy and on a surface level he wants them to appear super independent and kickass, but their lives revolve around the Doctor. Amy met him when she was just a young girl and had been obsessing over him ever since, up to the point where it actually affected her life quality (all those therapists she had to see), and Clara was literally ‘born to save the Doctor’. Yes, they both made some choices that didn’t include the Doctor at some points further down the line, but still, it’s really irritating to me. Same with River…’I live for the days I see him’. Like, no. Stop writing women whose sole purpose in life is some guy, what kind of message is that? But for Moffat, that’s literally all there is to them…being a companion to and being with the Doctor, a man. They don’t really get their own story, no family, no past that isn’t intertwined with him, which also results in them being kinda two-dimensional.

Now, RTD’s companions were fleshed out and also relatable. Rose had a job in a shop (before the Doctor blew it up), a working-class background, lived on a council estate, was close to her mum because Jackie raised her by herself after Pete died, she had Mickey who she was sort-of dating at the beginning and who was pretty much part of her family after his grandma died. She was also really unhappy with her life because she had no idea what she was doing with it and it seemed to just be the same day after day - I can relate. And then the Doctor showed her that the whole universe was out there, so much for her to see, so much she was able to do and achieve.
Martha was ambigious and training to be a doctor, she had parents that had currently split up which caused tensions within the family, a sister she was close to and who was just as ambigious as herself, and a brother she seemed to love a whole lot. She also didn’t really know her worth and fell in love with a guy who couldn’t love her back because he was still hung up on someone else and because…he just didn’t - I can relate. And then her time with that guy made her realise just how amazing she was - she saved the whole damn world pretty much all by herself! - and that she deserved respect, so she made the decision to get out and away from someone who couldn’t treat her better and the way she deserved to be treated.
Donna was a temp and unemployed a lot, she had just lost her dad, she had a mum who emotionally abused her on a regular basis and made her feel small because Sylvia was also hurting after losing her husband, and a gramps who lived with them and helped them out and who treated Donna the complete opposite and loved her somewhat fiercely and wanted her to be happy. She also felt like she was worthless and nothing special because she hadn’t really achieved anything ‘important’ in other people’s eyes - I can relate. And then the Doctor showed her the universe and she did all those amazing things, she nudged HIM towards doing the right thing more than once and kept him grounded, and he treated her like an equal and like she was simply fantastic because she WAS. Even though all of that was taken away from her again (against her will, which is the one thing I will never forgive RTD), she got to see just how special she was.
Those three are, really, ‘ordinary’ women with all kinds of different lives and backgrounds and problems (and we got to see all of it!), but they’re so special and can do brave and great things nonetheless. No matter who you are, what you are, where you come from, you’re important and have so much worth…that was such a beautiful message to me back when I started watching Doctor Who when I was wee 14 year old, and it still is all these years later.

Amy and Clara, on the other hand, don’t really have any of that. Also, Amy was only interesting to the Doctor because there was a crack in her wall which was a rip in time/space and because she was ‘the girl who waited’, and Clara was ‘a mystery wrapped in an enigma squeezed in a skirt’ (ugh) to him because he kept meeting her since her whole life was apparently destined to be spent with the Doctor and she threw herself into his timeline, splitting herself into pieces and killing herself. Not really everyday relatable people…but maybe that’s just me lmao. The way Moffat writes and imagines his Doctor also comes into play here, obviously, I’m not really a big fan of that either because apparently it’s not enough anymore to just be a ‘normal’ person to be worth his time, but that’s maybe a topic for another day and doesn’t belong here.

I’m gonna stop babbling now, I didn’t even plan for this to get so long, sorry - I started out with one thing and then threw in all kinds of different thoughts, lol. But yeah, RTD, definitely.

(P.S. I don’t really know anything about Bill yet, I didn’t wanna expose myself to spoilers in regards to her, maybe he wrote her differently than all his other female characters. All I know is she’s gay, which is a whole different sea of possible fuck ups for Moffat considering how he handled most of his lgbtq+ characters in the past. I’m open to be pleasantly surprised though.)

The ultimate list of Falsettos headcannons

Some of these are stolen from @falsettosheadcanons

- Can play 3 instruments: trumpet, piano, and guitar
- is very bad at the trumpet (but played it all through middle school and a little bit through high school ), can play a few songs on the guitar, and is very good at the piano. But he is mainly a GREAT singer (he joined choir when he quit band in high school)
- Is addicted to coffee. He will slap a bitch if they talk to him before he drinks coffee
- As we know Marvin is very smart. He reads all the time and Whizzer practically has to tear the book he’s reading out of his hands. But some people may not know he especially excels at math, and can do almost any math problem in his head.
- One time: He got in a fist fight with a Trump supporter (he is VERY invested in politics)

- Is a musical ho and sings them VERY loudly in the shower
- When he was little he always tried out for the school musical, but the poor kid is practically tone def. he treasured his parts in the chorus though.
- Not only is Whizzer an amazing photographer, he’s also a great drawer. He particularly loves pointillism
- He has invested his life to those BuzzFeed personality quizzes. He not only takes them himself, he will take them on behalf of Marvin (because he refuses to do it) and see what they get.
- One time: he almost became a model. But he was still in high school at the time and his parents said that was “too gay”. Boy, did his parents have a surprise a few months later when Whizzer came out.

- Is actually a great dancer
- She used to do competition dance for tap and ballet and still does dance moves from time to time.
- Is very addicted to Candy Crush
- LOVES cats. Much to the dismay of Jason, she will foster stray cats for a few days and let them back out into the wild (Jason: What if they have rabies?!?)
- One time: she was on Cutthroat Kitchen. She was not afraid to sabotage anyone, so much that she went a little ~overboard~. She spent all her money in the first round, and got all the sabotages in the next round. Mendel was still very proud of her anyways even though she lost.

- Will wear a Snuggie un-ironically
- He loves all infomercial products. He owns 3 Shamwows
- His favorite animal is a goldfish and he will go to the fair and win 10 goldfish.
- He has an ever growing Pillow Pet collection
- One time: he took Jason and Trina to an amusement park to go on this all-new-very-VERY-tall roller coaster. Mendel, is terrified of heights but wanted to be a good sport. Needless to say, it did not end well.

- Is a straight A student, but barely scrapes by in gym
- He actually was supposed to earn a C in gym because of his lack of physical ability, but many angry phone calls from Trina and Marvin later, he managed to get extra credit to get an A.
- Like Whizzer, Jason is also very good at drawing. But he draws cartoons.
- Hates public speaking. Every time he has to speak in front of the class, he gets all nervous (poor bby ;~;)
- One time: in class when he had to write an argumentative essay he wrote “why chess is better than checkers.” Which seems stupid, but not only did he get an A+, his was used as an example in front of the whole class

- Actually has two degrees: one for being a doctor and one for pre law
- She decided she wanted to be a doctor instead because she wanted to save people. Not send someone to prison
- Has a very weird taste in music. She has a Spotify playlist with half rock music and half classical music. She puts it on shuffle to “get some variety”
- Charlotte & Marvin are bffs and totally watch Jeopardy and play along together with no shame.
- One time: in middle school she tried to prove she wasn’t a “goody goody” by pulling the fire alarm. It did not go over well.

- Is VERY accident prone
- That’s actually how she met Charlotte. Cordelia broke her arm and went to the doctors office to get it looked at, and met her.
- Loves the snow. She grew up in Southern California (where they obviously don’t have snow) although she’s been living in New York for quite some time, she still gets a kick out of seeing it
- Also loves bubbles. Will buy 20 of those $1 bubble wands just for no reason.
- One time: she tried to make Charlotte cake for her birthday solely based on instructions from Pinterest. Just,,,,,, make of that what you will

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Helplessly in Love With You // Theo Raeken x Reader


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You tried to get close to me.

“Why do you keep trying to get close to me?” (Y/n) asked Theo, staring at him.

“Because,” He paused for a second,“ Because I’m helplessly in love with you and I won’t ever give up on you.”

“ You should just give up,” (Y/n) whispered,“ You’re going to just be like all the other people and give up on me.”

“I don’t think I’ll give up in you,” Theo flashed a smile at you,“ So trust me okay?”

(Y/n) looked at him,“ Please don’t hurt me in the end… Promise?”

“I promise.”

I tried to end whatever we had.

“Theo stop trying,” (Y/n) frowned at the teen,“ You just keep- You’re a monster. You want to because a alpha but you’re not right for that position. You should leave.”

“Wait (Y/n),” Theo tried to explain,“ Its not what you think.”

“It’s not Theo? Then explain!” (Y/n) cried out,“ You went back on your promise. You hurt me and the people I now became friends with… They experimented on them like they weren’t human!”

“I might have hurt you but not in the end, I still kept our promise,” Theo breathed out.

“No Theo,” (Y/n) started to close the door,“ This is the end of us, you hurt me and went back on your promise.”

She shut and locked the door. Theo stared at it as if that would open it.

But in the end they hurt me more than you hurt me.

“Theo…” (Y/n) whimpered, sitting in the corner of the cage as she curled up into a little ball,“ Save me.”

She was covered in cuts and bruises, the Dread Doctors had taken her and started to experiment on her, but when she tried to fight them, they struck her down and stuffed her into the cage.

She looked up at the door as it opened. It revealed her friend, Scott McCall.

“Scott,” (Y/n) whispered. “He rushed forward to the cage,” (Y/n) hold on we’re going to get you out of here.“

"Thank you Scott,” The (h/c) haired girl whispered, sadly smiling at him.

But, even in the end I loved you…

“SCOTT,” Theo yelled out as soon as he saw the alpha. He rushed over and took (Y/n) from him.

“(Y/n) hold on we’re going to get you to the hospital,” Theo whispered, tears gathering at the sight of her beaten body.

“Theo it’s too late,” (Y/n) whimpered,“ It’s time for me to go.”

“No c'mon you’re strong you can make it,” Theo begged for her to stay.

“Shit. Theo the dread doctors are coming back,” Lydia told him, looking at the door they were banging their fists on.

“You can make it. Let’s go,” Theo told (Y/n).

“Theo,” (Y/n) lifted her hand and touched his cheek,“ I am helplessly in love with you.”

Her hand dropped and he couldn’t hear her heart beating. No one could hear her heartbeat.

Stay Alive. 2


Word Count: 1484

Paring: kind of reader x Tom but more like Son x Tom

Warnings: feels, fluff, angst

Summary: Five years after your death, you and Tom’s son wants to know what happened to his mommy. When Tom finished, your son tries to comfort his father in his own way

Note: I cried, sorry. English is not my first language, so sorry for any mistakes. I would love feedback!

Originally posted by arianalilyblack

Tom was sitting in the living room in the house he and your son lived in. Your son, Jonathan, was five. He was happy, and healthy and Tom loved him with all his heart. Tom worried about him all the time. Worried if he was a good enough father, if he did the right thing. It was hard for him.

Suddenly Jonathan ran into the living room. Tom turned in the couch and noticed that his son had a confused expression on his face. Tom got up, walked towards Jonathan and took him into his arms.

“What now son?” Tom asked Jonathan.

“Why don’t I have a mommy? Everyone else has a mommy.” He said and leaned into Tom’s chest. Tom’s heart skipped a beat. He knew that the day where he had to explain to Jonathan, what had happened to you.

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Title: The New Candidate (Part 1.) 

Character(s): Patrick Sullivan and Ashley Wright (original female character)
Summary: Ashley Wright is a new candidate assigned to a Firehouse where she meets a certain firefighter who gives her a hard time. Being a female firefighter and a new candidate, Ashley deals with the adversities with her new career.  
Word Count: 1,254
Author’s Note: I have been itching to write this. I know I said I wasn’t going to write this until I was done with my previous stories, but I couldn’t wait. I needed this idea to come to life. Also, thanks to @magikat409 for allowing me to use her name! I watch a lot of Chicago Fire, so you may see many references from that TV show. (ie. the firehouse and the truck number lol.) Enjoy! 

(GIF Source: @mypapawinchester)

Ashley had just been assigned to a Firehouse in New York after passing the needed requirements to become a firefighter. Her friends and family all told her that it was impossible for a woman to get a job in this field of work, but she wanted to prove them wrong.

She had always wanted to help and save people. She could have become a police officer, a doctor, but something about running in a burning building interested her. She did like to live life on the edge.

Ashley was at the top of her class in the Fire Academy. She passed the written test with a perfect score and the physical ability test was an easy pass. She had always been so athletic.

When she received the letter in the mail for her placement at a Firehouse, she was beyond excited. She could barely sleep the night before her first shift.

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anonymous asked:

Wth u ship the doctor and Clara ?? bLOCKED. JK but yea there's so many age gap issues in media that people ship yet will bash another show for it, it's just terrible

Yep lol and I learned to ignore the dissenters long ago lmao. As long as both members of a ship are adults and mentally capable of consent, I don’t have a problem with it lol. And also, who wouldn’t ship The Doctor and Clara tho??? It’s honestly the best slow-burn romantic story that I’ve ever seen. 

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