the image lab

So I’ve seen scams about this floating around Facebook but this is the first one I’ve seen on Tumblr. I love the fidget cube and it is amazing - but the only real one that isn’t a bad reproduced knockoff or a straight up scam is from Antsy Labs. Antsy Labs is the company that originally kickstarted this project.


Basically you’re either going to get a really crappy version of one, IF you get one at all. There are some that are just taking people’s money and running.

When I first saw this website I checked it out and they didn’t even have a contact us section and their “return policy” looks sketchy as hell.

Don’t lose your money on this! If you want a real one go check out @antsylabs!



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Your head was pounding, but this was nothing new. Headaches came with hunger, lack of sleep, and stress, and you fell under all three categories. You had been on the run for weeks with only the clothes on your back, literally. You had no weapons, no money, no food. You weren’t proud of yourself, but for the past few weeks you had been stealing fruit from the market that was near the safe house.

The safe house.

The safe house that wasn’t safe anymore.

Your eyes snapped open, muscles tense and ready to run.

“Ah-ah, no!” Someone chastised, pushing your upper body back down.

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Today is my second day of psychiatry! I always thought that it would be a close call when choosing between neuro and psych for residency. So far, I’ve enjoyed it. I find the patients really interesting and I feel like our service really makes a difference. On the other hand, I’ve been really craving more “objective” data. Like imaging, a physical exam, labs, that sort of thing. But I’ll keep my mind open for now. 

Originally posted by soyhermoso

Re: work stuff.

The one thing I miss about being a resident and working in the hospital is being able to order imaging and labs as STAT and getting the results right away.

Can’t believe I’m saying this but I kinda miss working in an inpatient setting.

3D organization of actin filament-based stress fibers at the leading edge of a crawling osteosarcoma cell. This cell was imaged using a super-resolution imaging technique called structured illumination microscopy which yields double the resolution of conventional fluorescent imaging techniques and reveals the 3D structure even in this very flat structure. The Z-positions of actin filaments are color-coded using the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) with red representing structures closest to the growth surface and purple at 2.5 microns above the surface. Image : Burnette Lab.

Top 10 comic writers

I figured this would be a fun top 10 list to do as an aspiring comic book writer. I wanted to talk about my 10 favorite comic writers and why I love them. This is as of the very start of December 2015 i’m sure December 2016 i’ll have a whole new list. The rules for this list in particular are that my favorite thing about this person is their writing and not there drawn art. Since there is many artists/writers who are brilliant and could have made this list. I’ll likely do a top 10 artists and top 10 writer/artists list in the future. That said this isn’t to speak ill of the art of the writers on this list who do art I love all their art styles they simply aren’t doing published work really with their drawings. I also want to note I don’t think I’ve read anyone on this lists whole body of work maybe something on there would make them move up or down but I won’t know until I read them. 

Marguerite Bennett: Angela Queen of Hel one skyrocketed to the top of my favorite single issues after reading it. Even when I don’t love a story she does I can’t deny that the writing is on point. She is really great at making fantastic dialogue, she is amazing at representation, she is committed to making this awesome stories. I need to catch up on DC Bombshells because I really enjoyed that one and it really just shows everything she is best at in full force. I think she is one of the writers who could just sky rocket up in the names of best writers ever. 

Jeremy Whitley: Princeless yo, go read Princeless or better yet go read Raven the Pirate Princess. Raven the Pirate Princess is one of the best series i’ve ever read and that is something I can say about a lot of series I’ll mention in this list but Jeremy’s comics are really something special. He manages to blend more modern themes into fantasy seamlessly. He also isn’t afraid to go straight for the social justice and I love that about his writing. Oh also his Danny and Misty story in Secret Love was really good. 

G Willow Wilson: She is a Marvelous writer who with Ms. Marvel has managed to in every issue really illustrate what is great about super hero comics. She has done a great job with the X-men and has really proven her mastery of banter. She might have been even higher on on the list for Ms. Marvel alone but I just really didn’t feel the first run of A-force for many reasons and wrote a post on it. Even then I think she wrote some pretty good interactions I just had a problem with like a lot of other things. Seriously though she is fantastic and I only imagine great things in her future. 

Al Ewing:  Al is a person that has been doing work for a while but I just got savvy this year. His writing on Mighty Avengers transcended the art. His run on Loki is brilliant and you should go read it. That is the only Loki I really want to see right now or I at least don’t want to see Loki revert. I liked the first issue of the Ultimates a lot and I think despite me not being a fan of New Avengers art at all for the characters in the book he is still proving he has great ideas. Also I just love his commitment to diversity making sure to have queer characters, woman and people of color in his current books and pretty much all his books have a nice balance of gender and racial diversity. 

Kate Leth: Her writing is the most recent of my discoveries on this list and likely will soar up in future lists. Just her story in Secret Wars Too alone leaves me tingling with joy. She has done amazing things on the Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time comics. I love Adventure Time Seeing Red and Bravest Warriors comics might be be better then the show. Her little online web comic series is also super cute and funny. Kate is a real master of energetic humor. 

Noelle Stevenson: Earlier I mentioned Lumberjanes well here is the woman who spear headed it all until the mermaid arc. Lumberjanes is just so amazing that she sky rocketed up my list of favorite writers. Then she did my all time favorite Wonder Woman story in Sensational Comics.If Noelle is writing it I will read it. Even when I thought i’d hate the Secret Wars Runaways I ended up really loving it.  

Brian k Vaughan: The Runaways is the comic that is responsible for me loving comics and  Saga was my real gateway comic into indie comics. Brain is an amazing writer who knows how to just do everything so well. The only reason he isn’t like number one is because I find he likes to end on a low note and that’s not the kind of stories I like. Still he knows how to make a hell of a ride.

Kelly Thompson: Kelly Thompson will be one of the biggest names in comics I am sure. I love Jem and the freaking Holograms so much. This turned me a person who really didn’t care about Jem into a massive fan who is totally committed to the comic. It’s at the top my stack whenever it releases and I can’t help but jump at it. Then there is Heart in a Box a comic i’ve only read the first chapter of but it still created this amazing feeling of pacing in me. Like she really created a cool thing there from what I have read. Her work on Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps is also really great. Really she is this high on the list because she is a writer who no matter what she has her name on I’m going to be at least giving it a look. 

Kieron Gillen: Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine are two comics I read this year but have climbed to my favorite comics of all time. Even with me not really enjoying Siege I couldn’t take away points from him really when Young Avengers and Wic/Div are so powerful. I don’t even really like drama and Wic/Div manages to make me totally committed to the series despite all the death and despair that is in the comics. Young Avengers also turned a bunch of characters I could have not given a damn about really and turned them into pretty much my favorite characters. 

Ryan North: I feel like Ryan is in a lot of ways the opposite side of the coin to Gillen. No one rights joy as well as Ryan North does and he really knows how to make it radiate. From his amazing run on adventure time, to his web comic Dinosaur comics he knows how to make the giggles come. However, nether project is the reason why he is my favorite, it’s all about that Squirrel Girl in one year this writer with the rest of the creative team have made me totally fall in love with Squirrel girl. No comic has me more constantly in love with every panel, little jokes below the panels, and hell even the letters page then Squirrel Girl.


I’ve been carrying my point and shoot around with me lately. I’ve enjoyed having it on my hip, ready for just in case. Take a snap here, take a snap there. I never spin the whole roll in one place or time. 

There’s something really fun about getting these images back from the lab. It reminds me of when I was young and just starting out. The excitement of remembering where I’ve been, who I was with, what we did. I enjoy the casual nature of shooting with my p&s. Maybe something catches my eye. Maybe I want to catch a memory. Click the shutter just for let’s see what happens.

I’m going to start sharing these images here. Out of 36 will be an ongoing personal project tracking these memories and moments in an effort to learn, grow, and just plain smile at a memory. 



DRAWING GYM is a weekly, creative workout session held in The Image Lab for Discovery Building inhabitants and other members of the university community. It provides an opportunity for participants to flex their art muscles and learn new skills.

This week we used daily life as an inspiration for drawing comics and also tried out some cool paper collage techniques.


It is better not to live so long.
            We are not meant to see the great tragedies of more than one age.

   -Sellaria Mourningale; Lady of the House of Mourningale

It is not only tragedy that one sees over the course of so many years, Minn’da.
      But I could not deny that there was tragedy to be had, each and every age.

   -Myrundíel Mourningale; Heir of the House of Mourningale

Inside of me?
      There is… only winter.
such thirst.
They do not even call me ‘Myrundíel’ any longer.

    The name felt like a bundle of snakes in my mouth.

It is ‘The Plaguelord,’ or “Prince Mourningale, of the Blood Court.“
                                                I have been dead for at least seven years.
                                                                 And I now serve the coldest of kings.❞

    -The Plaguelord; Blood-Prince of Icecrown: Origins

-Credit for the gifset goes to the generous Jen!

-Credit for Myrundíel, his “Origins” story and stuff related to the eflbat is my own,

except where Blizzard reigns supreme.  


Not knowing

“That active state of not knowing is what’s required for insight.” - Professor Long-Title (aka Lynda Barry)

With that wise thought in mind, I’ve riffed on some very old drawings of that depict the visual system (2nd row,  left, Ibn al-Haytham, 11th c.), the central nervous system (2nd row, middle, Masur bin Muhammad, 15th c.), and ventricular theory (last row, right, artist unknown, 1292.) The other drawings above are mine (Angela Richardson, 2013.)

What am I up to here? Why am I making these drawings? I’m not exactly sure. For now, I’m okay not knowing. I expect something will be revealed through the making that I can’t know until I’ve made LOTS of them.

Pop Quiz: What Do You See?

Sometimes we are way too focused. Commonly, trauma professionals will look at a lab result / image / patient / etc and only see what they are looking for.

Here’s an exercise to help you break out of that trap. I want you to look at this image and make a list of all the non-trivial things you see and think about that are pertinent to the case. Like “there is a knife in, on, or under the patient” and not like “the patient has ribs.”

Tomorrow, I’ll go over my list of 16 items. See if you can find them all, or more! On Thursday, I’ll explain how I figured out each item. Good luck!

Hit me with your key findings via Twitter, or comment below!