the black row

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Fierce ladies.

Due to recent events, I lost a ton of inspiration and motivation. Thankfully, working on commissions and this fun series helped me get centered again and ready for whatever may come in the new week. Also, for anyone wondering, Barbara’s suit is based on the Young Justice one. SEASON 3 IS COMIIIING

This mostly wraps up the main set, but I maaaay have got some more on the way…

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Photos of Yoongi’s mother’s restaurant “큰맘순대국” (Big Mom/Big Heart’s Blood Sausages Stew) located at Sindang-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu.

BTS members sent a flower wreath with the message “Congratulations on your opening” and Yoongi sent a flower wreath with the message “Mom, hit jackpot.” Super Junior’s Heechul also sent one saying “Try Big Mom/Big Heart out, it’s delicious.”

Inside are BTS’ albums and photos, along with flower pots sent by Yoongi and Jimin with the messages of “BTS Suga / Mom, hit jackpot ❤” and “BTS Jimin / Congratulations on your opening.”

© jim_mimi01, qheps9791, deokutour

Favourite colours

Bruce: Black

Kate: Yellow

Dick: Blue

Barbara: Purple

Jason: Red

Cassandra: Grey

Tim: Light blue

Stephanie: Orange

Harper: Blue-Purple

Duke: Yellow

Damian: The blood of his enemies( or Green on a good day)

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@actuallyadhd

[Image Descriptions:

All slides have a light blue background, and the text is written in blue rectangles with rounded corners.

Slide 1: The title is in white text inside a dark blue circle that is centred in the slide.

Sensory Overload And how to cope

Slide 2: The header is in a dark blue rectangle and white text, and the body is in a pale blue rectangle and black text.

Sensory overload has been found to be associated with disorders such as:

  • Fibromyalgia (FM)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Synesthesia

Slide 3: The text is in three pale blue rectangles that go horizontally across the slide. All use black text. The last rectangle has four smaller dark blue rectangles with white text inside it for the four points. The text is centred in all of the rectangles.

Sensory overload occurs when one (or more) of the body’s senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment.

Basically it feels like everything is happening at once, and is happening too fast for you to keep up with.

Sensory overload can result from the overstimulation of any of the senses.

Hearing: Loud noise or sound from multiple sources, such as several people talking at once.

Sight: Bright lights, strobe lights, or environments with lots of movement such as crowds or frequent scene changes on TV.

Smell and Taste: Strong aromas or spicy foods.

Touch: Tactile sensations such as being touched by another person or the feel of cloth on skin.

Slide 4: A heading in two light blue rectangles with black text, followed by a table with a dark blue first row that has white text, and then alternating pale blue and white rows with black text. (The table is not really a table, it is just a four-column list.)

Obviously, everyone reacts in differently to sensory overload.

Some behavioural examples are:

Irritability — “Shutting down” — Covers eyes around bright lights — Difficulty concentrating
Angry outbursts — Refuses to interact and participate — Covers ears to close out sounds or voices — Jumping from task to task without completing
Overexcitement — Low energy levels — Difficulty speaking — Compains about noises not effecting others
High energy levels — Sleepiness/fatigue — poor eye contact — Overly sensitive to sounds/lights/touch
Fidgeting and restlessness — Avoids touching/being touched — Muscle tension — Difficulty with social interactions

Slide 5: The header is in a dark blue box with pointy corners and white text. The body is in a pale blue box with pointy corners and black text.

There are two different methods to prevent sensory overload: avoidance and setting limits:

  • Create a more quiet and orderly environment - keeping the noise to a minimum and reducing the sense of clutter.
  • Rest before big events.
  • Focus your attention and energy on one thing at a time.
  • Restrict time spent on various activities.
  • Select settings to avoid crowds and noise.
  • One may also limit interactions with specific people to help prevent sensory overload.

Slide 6: This looks the same as the last slide except the text in the header is black.

It is important in situations of sensory overload to calm oneself and return to a normal level.

  • Remove yourself from the situation.
  • Deep pressure against the skin combined with proprioceptive input that stimulates the receptors in the joints and ligaments often calms the nervous system.
  • Reducing sensory input such as eliminating distressing sounds and lowering the lights can help.
  • Calming, focusing music works for some.
  • Take an extended rest if a quick break doesn’t relieve the problem.

Slide 7: Four light blue rectangles with rounded corners, stacked one above the other, with black text.

What if someone you know is experiencing sensory overload?

Recognize the onset of overload. If they appear to have lost abilities that they usually have, such as forgetting how to speak, this is often a sign of severe overload.

Reduce the noise level. If they are in a noisy area, offer to guide them somewhere more quiet. Give time to process questions and respond, because overload tends to slow processing. If you can control the noise level, for example by turning off music, do so.

Do not touch or crowd them. Many people in SO are hypersensitive to touch - being touched or thinking they are about to be touched can worsen the overload. If they are seated or are a small child, get down to their level instead of looming above them.

Slide 8: Similar to previous slide, only with three rectangles instead of four.

Don’t talk more than necessary. Ask if you need to in order to help, but don’t try to say something reassuring or get them talking about something else. Speech is sensory input, and can worsen overload.

If they have a jacket, they may want to put it on and put the hood up. This helps to reduce stimulation, and many people find the weight of a jacket comforting. If their jacket is not within reach, ask them if they want you to bring it. A heavy blanket can also help in a similar way.

Don’t react to aggression. Don’t take it personally. It is rare for someone who is overloaded to cause serious harm, because they don’t want to hurt you, just get out of the situation. Aggression often occurs because you tried to touched/restrained/blocked their escape.

Slide 9: Similar to previous slide, only with two rectangles instead of three.

When they have calmed down, be aware that they will often be tired and more susceptible to overload for quite awhile afterwards. It can take hours or days to fully recover from an episode of sensory overload. If you can, try to reduce stress occurring later on as well.

If they start self-injuring, you should usually not try to stop them. Restraint is likely to make their overload worse. Only intervene if they are doing something that could cause serious injury, such as hard biting or banging their head. It’s a lot better to deal with self-injury indirectly by lowering overload.

Slide 10: The header is in a dark blue rectangle with white text, and the other text is in a row of five dark blue circles with white text. The text is centred in all shapes.

To summarise - Remember the 5 R’s

Recognise
The symptoms of overload

Remove
Yourself from the situation

Reduce
the stimulus causing the overload

Relax
Your body and calm yourself down

Rest
Yourself as you will most likely feel fatigue.]

Batfamily Artistic Ability

Requested by: @captainsupernoodle

Note: Some of the mediums are like music or computer. Just helps give more varitey and fits their personality better.

Bruce: Playing piano and occasionally sketching. Its more during work meetings but he’s pretty good at it.

Alfred: calligraphy. His handwriting is its own art. Like the fancy first letter in old books, yeah he can do that.

Kate: This one is hard. I could see her being the more likely to enjoy other people’s art. She is all for the unknown artist who is up and coming. (If someone knows an artistic ability for her let me know.)

Dick: Stick figures and coloring books. The boy lacks in the art department, but hey he still tries. He also has the Batman coloring book.

Barbara: Photoshop and video editing. Her skills with the computer are awesome.

Jason: Writing. He just likes to write. It comes from all the reading. Also plays the gutiar but hasn’t picked it up in a long time.

Tim: Photography. Started when he would stalk Batman and Robin. Doesn’t get to do it as much now, but once in awhile does. Lots of photos of around the manor.

Stephanie: PAinting. Its nothing super amazing but just enjoys it. Especially with water colors. Its a stress relief for her along with coloring books.

Cass: Ballet hands down. Her dancing is just so beautiful.

Harper: I could see her being the type to make unique sculptors out of items laying around. Or anything with electricity, maybe making light shows.

Damian: Drawing, painting, charcoal. Really just give this kid a canvas. He has sketch books full of stuff.

Duke: He thinks his ability with Snapchat should he an art form. Really though he doesn’t do a whole lot in the arts category.

Luke: Don’t know why, but I always seen him as someone who can secretly sing well. Like his voice would just blow you away.