special-interest

You know, at first I didn’t think that Jurassic World would spawn a new generation of dinosaur lovers, seeing as the “dinosaurs” depicted within the film are not accurate anymore

But now, seeing that the film has made it to a billion dollars worldwide, I have no doubt in my mind that the children of today will develop a special interest in these amazing animals; drawing, learning, excitedly telling their parents about them. And some may even become paleontologists some day.

And that, to me, is truly the most beautiful thing about this franchise.

anonymous asked:

Hello.. I'm just wondering... What is the difference between Hyperfocus, and Hyperfixation?

Hyperfixation is an umbrella term meant to cover all this kind of stuff, including hyperfocus, special interests, and perseveration.

(That link is to the post where it was originally suggested, so you can read all about it at the source. This post is by the same person and answers some of the common questions they were getting about it.)

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on “human looking” gem fusion theories

i think the gem fusion theory of “the better the relationship between 2 gems, the more ~human~ their fusion will look” is reallly boring, unsettling, and a lazy way of looking at a pretty cool gem thing?

there are cetain extremes where you can say, “yes, those two gems should not be fused!” (Malachite) or “these gems are so perfect together, their fusion is perfect! (garnet) but even then I still don’t think that “looking human” has anything to do with that…

like, for example, I’ve seen people saying that Sugilite, and Alexandrite are bad fusions for having multiple arms and eyes (and mouths for Alexandrite) and therefore the relationships are Bad and Abusive somehow… that’s a really unsettling line of thought , and besides that it kind of tosses aside everything special and interesting about fusion’s designs?

  • in Sugilite’s case for example, she’s pretty huge, monsterous and powerful, so I see ppl call her a “bad” fusion… but I don’t think that’s the case, and I don’t think her being “less human” is bad at all!! she has four very large and strong arms for power, she has wild hair and a lot of eyes because she’s wild and she likes to be an unstoppable monster.
  • and to look at other fusions similarly…

  • Rainbow Quartz has a very human (2 arms 2 legs) body because she is graceful and awe inspiring, but 4 eyes because she is looking at things (Greg!) from 2 different sets of eyes/points of view

  • Opal is a gem who is both powerful and graceful, with four strong arms that can pull her massive bow string and protect the people she cares about

  • Alexandrite was made of four gems who have different personalities and motivations for attending dinner with the Maheswarans, and who were each trying to maintain control of the fusion themselves; we barely even got to see Alexandrite as herself before the Crystal Gems started fighting to control her, but I think her arms and mouths show the CG’s different motivations and control over her

  • And then there’s Malachite, who I see people use as example the most. Because she has no legs and six arms, and is barely human, people have used Malachite as the backbone of the “humanoid=good fusion” argument.

    but again, I think that is a really boring way of looking at her. Malachite is made of anger, vengeance and control. She is literally a fusion made for control. Her six arms are designed exactly for that- this is subverted when Lapis uses her water powers to restrain Malachite’s arms, in turn controlling her. Again, her four eyes show the two different personalities and motivations within her.

(Is Malachite a dangerous and bad fusion, and is Jasper/Lapis a bad/abusive ship? Definitely, I will not argue against that.)

Anyway, the theory that human shaped bodies = better fusions or better relationships seems completely wrong to me. It ignores the personalities, ambition, and inspiration of each fusion; half the time it seems to me that this kind of theory boils down to “here’s what ships I think are good or bad based on body form.” (I won’t go into why that’s a pretty nasty method of thinking in itself.)

We need to remember that fusions are not two people. Neither are they one person, but it is undeniable that each fusion has its own personality, its own thoughts and drive, its own reasons for what it does. And I think that, with as few times as we’ve seen most fusions (with Garnet, Opal, and Malachite appearing more than one time) we haven’t gotten the full picture on them yet anyway. We’ve seen each of them working towards one purpose at a time, with one reason for fusing. We can’t say for sure right now that their bodies don’t change when the reason for fusing changes. We’ve seen that gems can change dramatically (See- gems reforming throughout the series, Amethyst’s change from what is essentially a child to an adult) and I think that fusions can only change much MORE dramatically! Who are we to say that they’ll even look the same each time they fuse?

I accidentally a gemsona oops. I dunno if tektite is technically a gem per se (it’s basically space glass) but whatever.

She’s a communications worker, specifically working on the technical side of things–she probably works in the same general field as Peridot, and likely holds a similar rank. Different specialty though. 

She basically has Gem Autism and her special interest is anything relating to sound and text, so she’s pretty damn good at her job. However, she’s considered defective as a result (kind of along the lines of Pearl, perhaps), so she’ll probably hit a glass ceiling of sorts eventually because why would the Diamond Authority want a ~*defective Gem*~ working in their highest ranks?? She’s not quite aware of that though, since she’s too absorbed in her work to notice when other Gems are…well, communicating with her. OH THE IRONY. (That and she sucks at picking up nuance but yeah.)

Dunno what her weapon is yet, but I think she’d probably be kinda useless in combat and generally more suited to stuff on the sidelines. And she’s generally quite cheerful–so long as you let her do her thing with her communications work, she’s content.

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i want roller coasters to be my new special interest im excited to see if this fascination lasts. anyway if anyones online pls send me messages for that ask meme i just reblogged

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few weeks had passed since Nerissa last 
run-in into the sheriff. The wolf kept an eye on her,
like he have been doing on every former members
of the Pudding N Pie crew. However he had an  
special interest in the former mermaid.

He exhaled the smoke when he heard her footsteps
entering the diner during her short lunch break.
It was easy to predict when she was coming there,
her routine was no mystery to him. As soon she sat
on her usual spot, Bigby walked to her and casually
sat by her side.

reindeercurt asked:

do u have any nd headcanons 4 greg? im v sure he's neurodivergent but i come up w/ new hc's for it like daily

oooHHH maybe

autistic greg with music and audio tech stuff as his special interests. greg w/ executive dysfunction. greg stimming by humming his favorite songs to himself. gOSH

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anonymous asked:

do u ever get embarrassed talking about ur special interests even tho u love them so much and could talk about them all day? i do and im embarrassed but im always so excited about my special interests and idk how to break thru the embarrassment :(

i feel the same a tbh. especially when my family outright mocks me for them too lol. if it helps ur not alone in this sentiment, as quite a few autistic ppl are ashamed of, and even mocked, for their special interests

hugs u

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal

Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy.

There have been many great books and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America’s fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in cultural and political clashes from the past.

However, we at Republic Report think it’s worth showing that there are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to keep our broken drug laws on the books:

1.) Police Unions: Police departments across the country have become dependent on federal drug war grants to finance their budget. In March, we published a story revealing that a police union lobbyist in California coordinated the effort to defeat Prop 19, a ballot measure in 2010 to legalize marijuana, while helping his police department clients collect tens of millions in federal marijuana-eradication grants. And it’s not just in California. Federal lobbying disclosures show that other police union lobbyists have pushed for stiffer penalties for marijuana-related crimes nationwide.

2.) Private Prisons Corporations: Private prison corporations make millions by incarcerating people who have been imprisoned for drug crimes, including marijuana. As Republic Report’s Matt Stoller noted last year, Corrections Corporation of America, one of the largest for-profit prison companies, revealed in a regulatory filing that continuing the drug war is part in parcel to their business strategy. Prison companies have spent millions bankrolling pro-drug war politicians and have used secretive front groups, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, to pass harsh sentencing requirements for drug crimes.

3.) Alcohol and Beer Companies: Fearing competition for the dollars Americans spend on leisure, alcohol and tobacco interests have lobbied to keep marijuana out of reach. For instance, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors contributed campaign contributions to a committee set up to prevent marijuana from being legalized and taxed.

4.) Pharmaceutical Corporations: Like the sin industries listed above, pharmaceutical interests would like to keep marijuana illegal so American don’t have the option of cheap medical alternatives to their products. Howard Wooldridge, a retired police officer who now lobbies the government to relax marijuana prohibition laws, told Republic Report that next to police unions, the “second biggest opponent on Capitol Hill is big PhRMA” because marijuana can replace “everything from Advil to Vicodin and other expensive pills.”

5.) Prison Guard Unions: Prison guard unions have a vested interest in keeping people behind bars just like for-profit prison companies. In 2008, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association spent a whopping $1 million to defeat a measure that would have “reduced sentences and parole times for nonviolent drug offenders while emphasizing drug treatment over prison.”

RELATED: Why Can’t You Smoke Pot? Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs

to my autistic pals
  • your special interests are really cool!
  • if you’ve had the same special interest(s) for years, that’s awesome!
  • if your special interest(s) changes frequently, that’s also awesome!
  • if you have so many special interests that you can barely even keep track of them, that’s totally rad!
  • if you only have one, that’s rad too!
  • if you know every single piece of information you ever possibly could regarding your special interest(s), that’s really really incredible!
  • but it’s okay if you don’t know everything or prefer to only focus on specific aspects of your special interest(s) too!
  • Your special interests are great and anyone who gives you shit for them is not worth ur time