nebutomo  asked:

As someone who lives in a mosquito-rich area, is there anything I can do to protect myself without having to coat myself in repellent every time I leave the house? I would also like to conceive within the next year or two, so that being said, is there a vaccine being developed?

We can all take steps to reduce the risk of contracting Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. Whenever outside, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. When indoors, use air conditioning when it’s available and repair window and door screens. You can also help prevent mosquitoes from breeding in and around your home by emptying items that collect standing water or notifying the relevant authorities if you cannot empty them yourself. 

NIH scientists began Phase I trials on a Zika vaccine candidate in August, ahead of schedule. #AnswerTime

So conflicted

OK so, one thing has been on my mind for a while, I’m not sure how to articulate this exactly. This weekend I saw so many great artists out there, talked with a bunch of ‘em - saw all the cool stuff they do. I kind of want that, to be able to sit out there somewhere with my art on display to people and take that risk of here’s a bunch of fucked up shit that exists in my dumb ass mind plus me. But the thing is I’ve kept my online persona mostly walled off from my day to day existence. Don’t get me wrong, there’s overlap between the two realities that somehow make up who I am. Part of me is a full time software leader part of me draws tentacle monsters in nurse outfits… somewhere in between all that mess is me

Do I change me? Do I have to choose a side? Can a person accept the one without the other and vice versa?

I just don’t know, I want to go forward with my art, take a different direction but I don’t want to abandon what I’ve built up over the years, for all the weirdness there is something in there that’s me. I don’t know why I feel like I have to choose something over the other or even if its worth doing

Lightning strikes the lucky ones and they can achieve balance somehow, maybe I should just not care and just keep drawing IDK

One day I will feel like a real person instead of fragments of multiple people


Just had a thought about Cinderella’s story.

I think it’s easy to get distracted by the “good things happen to good people” message and decry her for being passive, but looking at it another way, Cinderella was not passive. She did not sit at home waiting for the prince to come stumbling into her room. She made the best of her time as an effective prisoner, then took an opportunity when it presented itself (going to the ball, despite the backlash she would receive from her family). Viewing it another way, Cinderella wasn’t just waiting for good luck. In some sense, she was lying in wait.

In some sense it was tremendously brave for her to take that risk. There’s a scene in Jessica Jones where her abusive ex-boyfriend mind controller points out that she had been free of his power for eighteen seconds–but she was disoriented and could not flee before he returned.

anonymous asked:

I'd love to know your thoughts on that hella angsty scene after sethkate's drugstore cowboy routine! he said some pretty hurtful things to her, I think because he was trying to convince himself as well as her that their remaining family was dead. if he hadn't kicked her out of the car then, do you think he still would have separated from her?

and we all know that seth’s a piece of work. but i agree, he didn’t want to get his hopes up about his brother either. it was easier to think that he was dead, just like with kate in 3x04.
anyway, the thing with that job in particular was that it was the first job seth and kate pulled together, it was the first time he’d let her be in the front line, you know? taking risks. then everything went wrong and kate almost died and then he freaked out.
so i think probably, if everything in 2x02 had gone ‘lean and mean’ i think they wouldn’t have separated right then. but if later on they found themselves in a situation where kate’s life was at risk, i think seth’s response would’ve been the same.

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anonymous asked:

11, 12 magnets!!

Re: #11, I love the fact that @milarca literally did a nine-day binge re-watch with me (on what was my very first viewing of the series) long-distance via synced-up Netflix and actually had me plotting in chat. No single person has ever been so thoroughly successful in getting me to take a risk on a ship I might never have picked up of my own accord.

Re: #12, I dislike wanting to constantly punch one of the protagonists in the face whilst simultaneously realizing that I have an uncomfortable amount in common with that person (especially when it comes to my compulsive organizational habits and high personal standards regarding creative output; you could argue that fic is my meth).

Ronan probably always noticed how Adam’s ears would burn bright pink whenever he was embarrassed; but never thought it’d be because of him.