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imagine-all-that-hetalia-deacti  asked:

Can you do a drabble with either 2p America or 1p Canada Stalking, planning, then kidnapping s/o? thank you

1p Canada/ Matthew Wiliams:

Matthew was confused, lately you seemed so down, he’d tried everything he could think of to make you happy, but none of it had any effect on you. Why? He loved you so much but you just blew him off. He had made the decision, even though he liked respecting you personal affairs, to follow you, just until he knows what’s making you so upset, he wanted to make you happy…But… He didn’t know how. But you bet he was gonna find out, and help you. 

You didn’t feel right, it wasn’t even from that sinking feeling you got every time you approached your door, it was more eerie, you felt watched, followed. Speaking of your door, it was wide open. You feel a rush of panic, had someone broken in? You began to run towards the door, but before you could get there you heard yelling, slurred, deep, yelling. You stop and let out the shaky lungful of air you had been harboring, relieved that no one had tried to infiltrate your home, but terrified that your stepfather had gotten either high or drunk this early.

Matthew’s breath caught in his throat when he heard the yelling, were they yelling at you? If they were, they were going to regret that. He sees you stop, and then bury your head in your hands. Oh god, were you crying? He was going to destroy whatever was making you do that. He watches you shoulders shake, yep, you were crying. So someone was going to die. 

You don’t want to go in, you didn’t want to go through that again. Why did he do this? You sneak in, doing your best to avoid him, but alas, a bottle smashed  into the wall behind you, making you flinch and back away from the shattered glass. Then one smacked you in the head. You fall over and grip your head, your eyes tearing up once more as you glance upward, a line of blood running down your face. You see him lumbering at you, white powder coating his nostrils and upper lip. High and drunk, you gulp as more tears smudge your cheeks. “(name), come here, now.” How could anyone let this happen…

Matthew’s fist tightens as he watches his precious little (name) get beaten. He wanted so badly to step in, but you would wonder why he was there. How could anyone let this happen? It was obvious with the noise that was being made, if anyone cared enough to listen, his little maple leaf could be saved. But no one is. ‘maybe’ Matthew thought, ‘once that bastard is gone, I could take my dear (name) somewhere no one would bother us again’ He snapped back to attention as you dragged your battered self up the stairs. He only felt his rage grow hotter when he observes you hoist yourself onto your bathroom counter, dabbing at a scratch on your cheek with a wet cloth, flinching at the stinging sensation brought upon you by the hellish being that was about to be sent back to the deepest levels of the abyss. Screw this, his poor baby couldn’t stay there, they are leaving with him tonight. But Matthew had some business to take care of at the moment.

You jerk up at the sound of screaming, it sounded like your stepfather. What was happening? Where was your mother? You slip downstairs and enter the living room, but halt a few steps in. A broad trail of blood led through the kitchen and out the back door, which was wide open. You creep to it, and peak out, or try to. The moment you begin to strain your neck to see out into the darkness, a face throws itself into your vision. You shriek and jump back, getting a clear look at Matthew. Bloodstained, grinning, twitching Matthew.

‘There’s my little angel’ Matthew muses to himself, ‘aw, they look kinda scared, they look really cute like that, why are they crying again? Oh, dead step dad n such. But shouldn’t they be happy? They won’t be tormented any more! I probably just need to show them it wasn’t anyone that they love, like me! But unfortunately I can’t have them knowing just yet, the poor thing is too kind hearted to keep a secret… Time go night dear!’ You back up as he raises a blood stained hockey stick, advancing on you as his smile only grows. Your breathing becomes uneven as you’re backed into a corner. Matthew raises the stick above his head, and brings it down on yours. You hit the damp ground with a thud, and Matthew drags you off. 

(hOLY crap that ended badly I just gave up ok)

Nothing Like a Lightswitch: M’s Husband’s 3-Month Coma (Part 1)

Hey there, writerkin!

I think this is going to be one of the most important posts I’m ever going to put up here on ScriptMedic. It’s a little bit of a detour from your typical Aunt Scripty post, but it’s so worth it.

This post speaks to the heart of why this blog exists. It’s a post very close to its soul.

It’s here to take the idea of a “lightswitch coma”, rip it up into tiny little shreds, throw those shreds in the air like ableist disgusting spaghetti, and then stomp on them with combat boots.

Today we’re publishing an interview with “M”, whose husband was in a coma for 3 months back in the early 2000s.

While the details aren’t fresh, when it comes to the devastating effects of prolonged seizure and coma, this is a very typical case. Stories like this are why I get so upset about the “lightswitch coma” trope, in which a character who’s been comatose for months or even years suddenly wakes up and asks what’s for lunch.

As you’ll see, the reality is far, far different.

If comas are your thing, or a trope you have ever even considered using in a story, this post will be worth its weight in gold to you.

Aunt Scripty: Can you tell me a little bit about what happened?

It happened in 2001, when I was still a certified EMT. My husband of one month had gone to bed early with a headache. I went to check on him a bit later him having trouble breathing and foaming at the mouth. I kept his airway open long enough without a kit for the paramedics to get there.

Later  on we figured out he must have had a grand mal seizure, thrown up and aspirated. He had another seizure on the way to the hospital.

Once there they were trying to get him stabilized (I don’t remember that night well). By the next day he had pneumonia and they actually had him prone so he could breathe.

[Aunt Scripty’s Note: proning a patient means laying them on their belly so that the fluid and exudate in their lungs can drain to a different position. This is normally only done in patients with severe respiratory failure. This man was extremely sick.]

They were trying to get him stabilized enough to transport him to [Big City] because he was continuing to seize on a regular basis. It took a few day but then he was transferred to the Neuro ICU at [Big City General].

His seizures kept getting worse so they decided to put him in a barbiturate coma. So many specialists were called in to try to figure out why he was seeing and how to stop it as normal means had not worked.

I can’t remember how many times they tried to bring him back out of the coma with different cocktails running though his system to stop the seizures, but each time he would immediately start seeing again.

After a week or so they put in the feeding tube directly to the stomach. One of the few things I can still picture clearly is the way the breathing tube in his nose was rubbing his nostril an upper lip raw despite everything the nurses did.

And those nurses were beyond amazing. He did not get a bed sore in the full three months he was under. They took care of him and encouraged me to do things like read to him. I think I got though almost all of the Deeds of Paksinarrion (spelling!) by Elizabeth Moon.

The point at which they finally woke him up it was either that or simply let him die. They told us that while he might wake up he might never become aware again, if he became aware he might not have full cognitive abilities.

It was really a fairly low chance he would wake up and not seize himself to death.

 

Aunt Scripty: Wow. That’s pretty scary. Did they ever figure out what was causing the seizures?

Nope!  One of the guesses is that he caught some sort of virus on our honeymoon . That is part of the reason he is now a case study. To give the student something to show that there aren’t always answers.

They took him off the barbiturate and he had some small seizures but not the full grand mal. It took him a long time to become even semi aware, I seem to remember around 48 hours before he was moving on his own. At first he was flailing, kind of like lashing out if people were leaning against the foot of the bed.

After another few days it was obvious that he was mostly there and had full cognitive function but had lost at least four years of memories.

It was our whole relationship he lost. I wasn’t his wife because he loved me anymore he tried to love me because I was his wife. It was a nightmare of everyone, but yeah.

He remembered his friends and family, just not me.

We tried to make it work for two years but between the personality change and his mother deciding it was all my fault we decided to split before we started to resent each other. We do still talk from time to time. He is doing okay, just had the little electrodes put in to help stop the seizures.

I wouldn’t wish what either of us went though on my worst enemy but it made me the person I am today and I do not regret a single decision I made during that time. Such is life I guess.

Aunt Scripty: Did your ex-husband have any memories of being in the coma? Has he told you about his experiences during the stay?

We did talk about his stay, he didn’t remember anything from his time in the coma.

His memories of the hospital stay once he woke up were mostly confused and unclear, he remembered a few conversations with his mom specifically (particularly that she was telling him things he didn’t feel were right even if he had no memory of them).

Expectedly he was confused as to where he was, what had  happened etc. He knew he had graduated college but couldn’t remember most of his time there.

He was still having seizures during this time just not continuously, both grand mal and petit mal.

He tends to not have any memories of the seizures as well and may not notice that he is having a petit mal until after it is over.



Wow. Okay, I don’t know about you, but I need a break.

Hopefully this has communicated the gravity of a patient being comatose.

We’ll be back next week with the conclusion of the interview, including what M wishes writers would write instead of writing lightswitches.

I want to thank M again for her time, and her story, and for being willing to share all of this with me—and all of you.

If you have your own story of a critical illness that you’d be willing to discuss, please reach out to me. I can be reached at auntscripty {at} gmail {.} com or with a message here on Tumblr.

Thanks again.

xoxo, Aunt Scripty

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FREE Hidden Mickeys checklist for Disneyland - Anaheim. Please print it out and take the Hidden Mickey list with you to the park! [Last update JANUARY 07, 2014]

Parking & Surrounding Areas

[ ] Disneyland Drive (satellite photo or Paradise Pier window to see a giant Mickey)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (U-turn signs)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Concrete Mickey 3A-3B)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Concrete Mickey 2A, 2 spots away)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Character Celebrate Level Signs - confetti)

Entrance Plaza

[ ] Compass Rose (Classic Mickey Compass Rose, center of esplanade)
[ ] Personalized Bricks (Classic Mickeys inscribed on bricks)
[ ] Benches (Classic Mickey benches are scattered around the entrance plaza)
[ ] Disneyland Kennel Club (Dalmatian spot Hidden Mickey in the office)
[ ] Information Booth (guest information sign features a Classic Mickey)
[ ] Security Check Queue (several of the fun tip signs)
[ ] Ticket Booth (Classic Mickeys top each ticket booth)
[ ] Ticket Booth (each window features a Classic Mickey cutout)
[ ] Ticket Booth (paired Mickey brackets supporting each window counter)
[ ] Street Lamps (gas-style street lamps are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts bases are covered with Classic Mickey patterns)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Tree Guard Rivets (Classic Mickey rivets on iron tree guards)
[ ] Turnstiles (backsides of the turnstiles feature Classic Mickey cutouts)

Main Street, U.S.A.

[ ] Disneyland Railroad (Engine No. 3 - Fred Gurley tender tank stop bracket)
[ ] Disneyland Railroad (Engine No. 5 - Ward Kimball tender tank stop bracket)
[ ] Disneyland Railroad Station (two Mickey flags)
[ ] Disneyland City Hall (Mickey flag above the guided tours building)
[ ] Emporium (Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey in a mural behind a register)
[ ] Main Street Magic Shop (playing card in the Harry Houdini window display)
[ ] 20th Century Music Company (three tamborines)
[ ] Disneyland Casting Agency Door (Classic Mickeys in the door’s design)
[ ] Main Street Cinema (Classic Mickey lights inside the cinema)
[ ] Main Street Market House (Classic Mickey iron wall decor) 
[ ] Main Street Fruit Cart (Classic Mickey under the green iron fruit cart)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Pinocchio Arcade Game console)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Stitch pressed quarter machine, Mickey stamped on machinery)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Antique Scale - Brass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Main Street Photo Supply Co. (Classic Mickey shaped lens on antique camera)
[ ] Corner Cafe (Classic Mickey planters hanging from the wrought iron marquee)

Fantasyland

[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (Mickey’s silhouette in the Big Ben clock tower)
[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (teddy bear paws, 2nd floor window, outer facade)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (Pleasure Island gates in loading zone mural)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey in the popcorn machine)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey on floor)
[ ] Pinoccio’s Daring Adventure (Classic Mickey tops the ship case)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (Loading Zone - 3 trees in mural)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (three red gems in the jewel barrel)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Toad statue in queue, left eye Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (faux pink stained glass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Eaves seen from queue, red berry Mickey)
[ ] King Arthur’s Carousel (three jewel Hidden Mickeys on Jingles)
[ ] Pixie Hollow (Faeries Welcome sign - Hidden Mickey on the post)
[ ] Matterhorn (tiny black Mickey, red & white key crest, along queue)
[ ] Matterhorn (Occasionally - Wells Expedition Rope Loop Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (painting the roses red paint splatter Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (picture frame in White Rabbit’s house)
[ ] Casey Jr. Circus Train (gauges on locomotive control panel Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Village Haus Restaurant (painted stern of a wooden model ship)
[ ] Village Haus Restaurant (Stained Glass Window - Pinocchio)
[ ] Storybook Land (Flora - painted on port side)
[ ] Storybook Land (Snow White - painted on aft side of the deck house)
[ ] U.S. Mail Box (between drawbridge & Peter Pan’s Flight)
[ ] It’s a Small World (three control towers in the loading area)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season - Hidden Mickey on santa hat on clock face)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season - holly berry Hidden Mickey towards end)
[ ] It’s a Small World Light Show (holiday season - Hidden Mickey below clock face)
[ ] Water Tower (behind the train station, Mickey Mouse logo on water tower)

Tomorrowland

[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (planet Ska-densii)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Green Planet - green swirl Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Mickey on orange Scrabble tiles in first room)
[ ] Star Tours (Flight Attendant’s Mickey hairdo)
[ ] Star Tours (Ewok with a Mickey Mouse plush in the safety video)
[ ] Star Traders (Star Wars inspired Classic Mickey in display window)
[ ] Star Traders (three flying saucers inside the shop)
[ ] Space Mountain (speakers in the coaster cars form a Classic mickey)
[ ] Space Mountain (Command Center shielding)
[ ] Space Mountain (Hidden Mickey craters on the floating asteroid)
[ ] Pizza Port (Mickey molecules on the Adventure Thru Inner Space poster)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Classic Mickeys above the doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Partial Hidden Mickey on the double doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Tom Morrow (Mickey shoelaces & Mickeys in pockets)
[ ] Innoventions (grape Hidden Mickeys in the hallway mural downstairs)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (video window near Dream Home front door)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey porch railing)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (circle patterned yellow carpet Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey silhouette book end)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (thank you sign)
[ ] Innoventions monitor camera (Mickey shaped webcams found upstairs)
[ ] Innoventions (artwork in Honda Theatre, Mickey hidden in a green square)
[ ] Innoventions (red glass bead Hidden Mickey, under the glass floor upstairs)
[ ] Tomorrowland Terrace Stage (metalwork Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey license plate sticker)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey - Mouse Crossing street sign)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (coral wall in queue, near Monorail elevator exit)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Observation Outpost locker Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Occasionally - Rope Loop Mickey on docks)

Adventureland

[ ] Jungle Cruise (cast iron frying pan Hidden Mickey aboard “Suwannee Lady”)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mara Temple script - MM)
[ ] Indiana Jones (well cover hieroglyphs Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Eeyore parking sign above the queue in the projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Hidden Mickey shadow on the wall in projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Classic Mickey shadow on the wall in movie room queue)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mickey Mouse Life Magazine cover in Indy’s office)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Idol of Mara - cleft in upper lip & nostrils Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Bones, the skeleton, wearing personalized Mickey ears)
[ ] Indiana Jones (coiled cobra icon Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (curtain hooks)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (Classic Mickey steel drums)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (steel drum & smaller barrels)

New Orleans Square

[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (shell Mickey in beach scene)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (treasure room treasure chest lock)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Davy Jones projection, barnacle Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (fort wall impact crater)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Mickey decorated armor in the gunfight room)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Exit Corridor - antique lock outside Pieces of Eight)
[ ] Blue Bayou (stained glass Classic Mickey in lobby)
[ ] Club 33 (gold detail Hidden Mickey on cast member vests)
[ ] Jewel of Orleans (Hidden Mickey projected onto the ceiling)
[ ] Court des Anges (look for this secluded area’s sign)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (wallpaper in the haunted art gallery)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Classic Mickey arrangement of plates on ballroom table)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - stained glass holly berries)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - snowdrift in ballroom)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - black plate place setting)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (special star lighting in master bath)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (red Hidden Mickey on carpet)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (blue Hidden Mickey on carpet)

Frontierland

[ ] Golden Horseshoe stage vent (Hidden Mickey on center vent)
[ ] Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (three giant gears Hidden Mickey) 
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain (Classic Mickey ironwork between the smokestacks)
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain River Excursions sign (Hidden Mickey silhouette)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (above the cave entrance, left from the raft)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (Mickey in cement on top of the chimney)
[ ] Rivers of America (Classic Mickey river rocks)
[ ] Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante (wooden post Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo (wooden sink counter, Mickey knot hole)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (reigns & bridles feature Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (horseshoe Hidden Mickey in the giant horseshoe pile)
[ ] Shooting Exposition (Mickey-shaped cactus)
[ ] Pioneer Mercantile (Mickeys on the various wall lamps inside the gift shop)

Critter Country

[ ] Splash Mountain (height requirement sign, faux wood knot Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (hand crank gears form a Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (photo of Mickey Mouse riding Splash Mountain)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey hidden in the wood grain, right side at entrance)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Hidden Mickey on the side of Gopher’s Burrow)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey ears on bookcase behind sleeping Pooh)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (honey splatter Hidden Mickey)
[ ] The Briar Patch Gift Shop (cabbage Mickey hidden on the shelves)

Toontown

[ ] Order of the Mouse Seal (Classic Mickey above Toontown entrance)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (paint bucket swirl Mickey hidden in queue)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (Classic Mickey hidden on hubcap in loading area)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (room with buildings, back of double doors)
[ ] Fireworks Factory (look closely at the rockets protruding from the brick facade)
[ ] Toontown Firehouse (ring the bell and look for the dalmatian puppy in a window)
[ ] Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt (Classic Mickey only seen when closed)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped mailbox)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Meet Mickey Sign)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped window on front door)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Classic Mickey welcome mat)
[ ] Mickey’s House (various books feature Hidden Mickeys on their spines)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Surrealist Mickey Artwork)
[ ] Mickey’s House (notepad on Mickey’s desk)
[ ] Mickey’s House (photo of Walt Disney & Mickey)
[ ] Mickey’s House (metronome on Mickey’s piano)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickeys in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (One Hidden Donald in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Movie Screen - Hidden Mickey countdown)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickey on paintbrush in Tuxedo Mickey’s photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s House (sheet music Hidden Mickey in Silly Symphony photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s House (starry night Hidden Mickey in Sorcerer’s Apprentice photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s Toontown Car (Hidden Mickey on hubcaps)
[ ] Minnie’s House (orange book on Minnie’s bookcase)
[ ] Minnie’s House (pictures feature Mickey & Minnie)
[ ] Minnie’s House (balls of yarn Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Minnie’s House (Mickey on the front of Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Minnie’s House (relish inside Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Cast Member Exit (stone Hidden Mickey on wall)
[ ] Toontown Port Office (Post Office Letter-shaped sign has a Mickey stamp)
[ ] Mickey’s Post Office Box (each character’s box features their silhouette)
[ ] Toontown Lantern (outdoor lamp features a Classic Mickey pattern)
[ ] Toontown Telephone (Hidden Mickey in the canter of the rotary dial)
[ ] Toontown’s Third Little Piggy Bank (Mickey faced coins on sign)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (Classic Mickey shaped rocks in queue)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (partially Hidden Mickey on blueprints)
[ ] Toontown Toonhole Cover (manhole cover)
[ ] Mickey’s House (holiday season - Xmas tree with Mickey topper & ornaments)
[ ] Minnie’s House (holiday season - Xmas tree with Minnie topper & ornaments)

Mousellaneous Disneyland Resort

[ ] Long Lost Friends (Pocahontas Backdrop)
[ ] Holiday Season Mickey Popcorn Bucket (Holly Berries on Top Hat)
[ ] Holiday Season Cups (Hidden Mickey Snowflakes)
[ ] Cast Member Service Ring (Mickey’s silhouette adorns these gold service rings)
[ ] Cast Member Keychains (keychains feature Classic Mickey cutouts)
[ ] Disneyland Security Badge (burgundy Classic Mickeys centered on each badge)
[ ] Disneyland Security Logo (Classic Mickey logos found on neckties and patches)

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I played a bit with her face wehe. The major change were the eyebrows and contacts, other than that, the rest of the face is almost the same, but now she looks more like the latest version I made but didn’t save of her.

Hidden Mickeys checklist for Disneyland - Anaheim! [Last update APRIL 02, 2014]

Parking & Surrounding Areas

[ ] Disneyland Drive (satellite photo or Paradise Pier window to see a giant Mickey)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (U-turn signs)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Concrete Mickey 3A-3B)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Daisy level Concrete Mickey 2A, 2 spots away)
[ ] Mickey & Friends Parking Structure (Character Celebrate Level Signs - confetti)

Entrance Plaza

[ ] Compass Rose (Classic Mickey Compass Rose, center of esplanade)
[ ] Personalized Bricks (Classic Mickeys inscribed on bricks)
[ ] Benches (Classic Mickey benches are scattered around the entrance plaza)
[ ] Disneyland Kennel Club (Dalmatian spot Hidden Mickey in the office)
[ ] Information Booth (guest information sign features a Classic Mickey)
[ ] Security Check Queue (several of the fun tip signs)
[ ] Ticket Booth (Classic Mickeys top each ticket booth)
[ ] Ticket Booth (each window features a Classic Mickey cutout)
[ ] Ticket Booth (paired Mickey brackets supporting each window counter)
[ ] Street Lamps (gas-style street lamps are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts bases are covered with Classic Mickey patterns)
[ ] Sign Post (sign posts are topped with Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Tree Guard Rivets (Classic Mickey rivets on iron tree guards)
[ ] Turnstiles (backsides of the turnstiles feature Classic Mickey cutouts)

Main Street, U.S.A.

[ ] Disneyland Railroad (Engine No. 3 - Fred Gurley tender tank stop bracket)
[ ] Disneyland Railroad (Engine No. 5 - Ward Kimball tender tank stop bracket)
[ ] Disneyland Railroad Station (two Mickey flags)
[ ] Disneyland City Hall (Mickey flag above the guided tours building)
[ ] Emporium (Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey in a mural behind a register)
[ ] Main Street Magic Shop (playing card in the Harry Houdini window display)
[ ] 20th Century Music Company (three tamborines)
[ ] Disneyland Casting Agency Door (Classic Mickeys in the door’s design)
[ ] Main Street Cinema (Classic Mickey lights inside the cinema)
[ ] Main Street Market House (Classic Mickey iron wall decor)
[ ] Main Street Fruit Cart (Classic Mickey under the green iron fruit cart)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Pinocchio Arcade Game console)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Stitch pressed quarter machine, Mickey stamped on machinery)
[ ] Penny Arcade (Antique Scale - Brass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Main Street Photo Supply Co. (Classic Mickey shaped lens on antique camera)
[ ] Corner Cafe (Classic Mickey planters hanging from the wrought iron marquee)

Fantasyland

[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (Mickey’s silhouette in the Big Ben clock tower)
[ ] Peter Pan’s Flight (teddy bear paws, 2nd floor window, outer facade)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (Pleasure Island gates in loading zone mural)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey in the popcorn machine)
[ ] Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure (popcorn Mickey on floor)
[ ] Pinoccio’s Daring Adventure (Classic Mickey tops the ship case)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (Loading Zone - 3 trees in mural)
[ ] Snow White’s Scary Adventures (three red gems in the jewel barrel)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Toad statue in queue, left eye Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (faux pink stained glass Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (Eaves seen from queue, red berry Mickey)
[ ] King Arthur’s Carousel (three jewel Hidden Mickeys on Jingles)
[ ] Pixie Hollow (Faeries Welcome sign - Hidden Mickey on the post)
[ ] Matterhorn (tiny black Mickey, red & white key crest, along queue)
[ ] Matterhorn (Occasionally - Wells Expedition Rope Loop Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (painting the roses red paint splatter Mickey)
[ ] Alice in Wonderland (picture frame in White Rabbit’s house)
[ ] Casey Jr. Circus Train (gauges on locomotive control panel Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Village Haus Restaurant (painted stern of a wooden model ship)
[ ] Village Haus Restaurant (Stained Glass Window - Pinocchio)
[ ] Storybook Land (Flora - painted on port side)
[ ] Storybook Land (Snow White - painted on aft side of the deck house)
[ ] U.S. Mail Box (between drawbridge & Peter Pan’s Flight)
[ ] It’s a Small World (three control towers in the loading area)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season - Hidden Mickey on santa hat on clock face)
[ ] It’s a Small World (holiday season - holly berry Hidden Mickey towards end)
[ ] It’s a Small World Light Show (holiday season - Hidden Mickey below clock face)
[ ] Mickey and the Magical Map (Stage Facade Hidden Mickeys)
[ ] Mickey and the Magical Map (Inkspot Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Mickey and the Magical Map (Tiana’s Riverboat Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Water Tower (behind the train station, Mickey Mouse logo on water tower)

Tomorrowland

[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (planet Ska-densii)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Green Planet - green swirl Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Buzz Lightyear wall (Mickey on orange Scrabble tiles in first room)
[ ] Star Tours (Flight Attendant’s Mickey hairdo)
[ ] Star Tours (Ewok with a Mickey Mouse plush in the safety video)
[ ] Star Traders (Star Wars inspired Classic Mickey in display window)
[ ] Star Traders (three flying saucers inside the shop)
[ ] Space Mountain (speakers in the coaster cars form a Classic mickey)
[ ] Space Mountain (Command Center shielding)
[ ] Space Mountain (Hidden Mickey craters on the floating asteroid)
[ ] Pizza Port (Mickey molecules on the Adventure Thru Inner Space poster)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Classic Mickeys above the doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Entrance (Partial Hidden Mickey on the double doors)
[ ] Innoventions: Tom Morrow (Mickey shoelaces & Mickeys in pockets)
[ ] Innoventions (grape Hidden Mickeys in the hallway mural downstairs)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (video window near Dream Home front door)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey porch railing)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (circle patterned yellow carpet Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (Mickey silhouette book end)
[ ] Innoventions: Dream Home (thank you sign)
[ ] Innoventions monitor camera (Mickey shaped webcams found upstairs)
[ ] Innoventions (artwork in Honda Theatre, Mickey hidden in a green square)
[ ] Innoventions (red glass bead Hidden Mickey, under the glass floor upstairs)
[ ] Tomorrowland Terrace Stage (metalwork Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey license plate sticker)
[ ] Autopia (Classic Mickey - Mouse Crossing street sign)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (coral wall in queue, near Monorail elevator exit)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Observation Outpost locker Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Occasionally - Rope Loop Mickey on docks)

Adventureland

[ ] Jungle Cruise (cast iron frying pan Hidden Mickey aboard “Suwannee Lady”)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mara Temple script - MM)
[ ] Indiana Jones (well cover hieroglyphs Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Eeyore parking sign above the queue in the projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Hidden Mickey shadow on the wall in projection room)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Classic Mickey shadow on the wall in movie room queue)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Mickey Mouse Life Magazine cover in Indy’s office)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Idol of Mara - cleft in upper lip & nostrils Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Indiana Jones (Bones, the skeleton, wearing personalized Mickey ears)
[ ] Indiana Jones (coiled cobra icon Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (curtain hooks)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (Classic Mickey steel drums)
[ ] Tarzan’s Tree House (steel drum & smaller barrels)

New Orleans Square

[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (shell Mickey in beach scene)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (treasure room treasure chest lock)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Davy Jones projection, barnacle Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (fort wall impact crater)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Mickey decorated armor in the gunfight room)
[ ] Pirates of the Caribbean (Exit Corridor - antique lock outside Pieces of Eight)
[ ] Blue Bayou (stained glass Classic Mickey in lobby)
[ ] Club 33 (gold detail Hidden Mickey on cast member vests)
[ ] Jewel of Orleans (Hidden Mickey projected onto the ceiling)
[ ] Court des Anges (look for this secluded area’s sign)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (wallpaper in the haunted art gallery)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Classic Mickey arrangement of plates on ballroom table)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - stained glass holly berries)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - snowdrift in ballroom)
[ ] Haunted Mansion (Nightmare Before Xmas, seasonal - black plate place setting)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (special star lighting in master bath)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (red Hidden Mickey on carpet)
[ ] Disney Dream Suite (blue Hidden Mickey on carpet)

Frontierland

[ ] Golden Horseshoe stage vent (Hidden Mickey on center vent)
[ ] Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (three giant gears Hidden Mickey)
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain (Classic Mickey ironwork between the smokestacks)
[ ] S.S. Mark Twain River Excursions sign (Hidden Mickey silhouette)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (above the cave entrance, left from the raft)
[ ] Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (Mickey in cement on top of the chimney)
[ ] Rivers of America (Classic Mickey river rocks)
[ ] Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante (wooden post Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo (wooden sink counter, Mickey knot hole)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (reigns & bridles feature Classic Mickeys)
[ ] Big Thunder Ranch House (horseshoe Hidden Mickey in the giant horseshoe pile)
[ ] Shooting Exposition (Mickey-shaped cactus)
[ ] Pioneer Mercantile (Mickeys on the various wall lamps inside the gift shop)

Critter Country

[ ] Splash Mountain (height requirement sign, faux wood knot Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (hand crank gears form a Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Splash Mountain (photo of Mickey Mouse riding Splash Mountain)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey hidden in the wood grain, right side at entrance)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Hidden Mickey on the side of Gopher’s Burrow)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (Mickey ears on bookcase behind sleeping Pooh)
[ ] Winnie the Pooh (honey splatter Hidden Mickey)
[ ] The Briar Patch Gift Shop (cabbage Mickey hidden on the shelves)

Toontown

[ ] Order of the Mouse Seal (Classic Mickey above Toontown entrance)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (paint bucket swirl Mickey hidden in queue)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (Classic Mickey hidden on hubcap in loading area)
[ ] Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin (room with buildings, back of double doors)
[ ] Fireworks Factory (look closely at the rockets protruding from the brick facade)
[ ] Toontown Firehouse (ring the bell and look for the dalmatian puppy in a window)
[ ] Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt (Classic Mickey only seen when closed)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped mailbox)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Meet Mickey Sign)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Mickey shaped window on front door)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Classic Mickey welcome mat)
[ ] Mickey’s House (various books feature Hidden Mickeys on their spines)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Surrealist Mickey Artwork)
[ ] Mickey’s House (notepad on Mickey’s desk)
[ ] Mickey’s House (photo of Walt Disney & Mickey)
[ ] Mickey’s House (metronome on Mickey’s piano)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickeys in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (One Hidden Donald in the player piano sheet music)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Movie Screen - Hidden Mickey countdown)
[ ] Mickey’s House (Hidden Mickey on paintbrush in Tuxedo Mickey’s photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s House (sheet music Hidden Mickey in Silly Symphony photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s House (starry night Hidden Mickey in Sorcerer’s Apprentice photo area)
[ ] Mickey’s Toontown Car (Hidden Mickey on hubcaps)
[ ] Minnie’s House (orange book on Minnie’s bookcase)
[ ] Minnie’s House (pictures feature Mickey & Minnie)
[ ] Minnie’s House (balls of yarn Hidden Mickey)
[ ] Minnie’s House (Mickey on the front of Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Minnie’s House (relish inside Minnie’s fridge)
[ ] Cast Member Exit (stone Hidden Mickey on wall)
[ ] Toontown Port Office (Post Office Letter-shaped sign has a Mickey stamp)
[ ] Mickey’s Post Office Box (each character’s box features their silhouette)
[ ] Toontown Lantern (outdoor lamp features a Classic Mickey pattern)
[ ] Toontown Telephone (Hidden Mickey in the canter of the rotary dial)
[ ] Toontown’s Third Little Piggy Bank (Mickey faced coins on sign)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (Classic Mickey shaped rocks in queue)
[ ] Gadget’s Go Coaster (partially Hidden Mickey on blueprints)
[ ] Toontown Toonhole Cover (manhole cover)
[ ] Mickey’s House (holiday season - Xmas tree with Mickey topper & ornaments)
[ ] Minnie’s House (holiday season - Xmas tree with Minnie topper & ornaments)

Mousellaneous Disneyland Resort

[ ] Long Lost Friends (Pocahontas Backdrop)
[ ] Holiday Season Mickey Popcorn Bucket (Holly Berries on Top Hat)
[ ] Holiday Season Cups (Hidden Mickey Snowflakes)
[ ] Cast Member Service Ring (Mickey’s silhouette adorns these gold service rings)
[ ] Cast Member Keychains (keychains feature Classic Mickey cutouts)
[ ] Disneyland Security Badge (burgundy Classic Mickeys centered on each badge)
[ ] Disneyland Security Logo (Classic Mickey logos found on neckties and patches)

Ig Nobel winners 2015

CHEMISTRY PRIZE — Callum Ormonde and Colin Raston [AUSTRALIA], and Tom Yuan, Stephan Kudlacek, Sameeran Kunche, Joshua N. Smith, William A. Brown, Kaitlin Pugliese, Tivoli Olsen, Mariam Iftikhar, Gregory Weiss [USA], for inventing a chemical recipe to partially un-boil an egg.
REFERENCE: “Shear-Stress-Mediated Refolding of Proteins from Aggregates and Inclusion Bodies,” Tom Z. Yuan, Callum F. G. Ormonde, Stephan T. Kudlacek, Sameeran Kunche, Joshua N. Smith, William A. Brown, Kaitlin M. Pugliese, Tivoli J. Olsen, Mariam Iftikhar, Colin L. Raston, Gregory A. Weiss, ChemBioChem, epub January 2015.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Callum Ormonde, Tivoli Olsen, Colin Raston, Greg Weis

PHYSICS PRIZE — Patricia Yang [USA and TAIWAN], David Hu [USA and TAIWAN], and Jonathan Pham, Jerome Choo [USA], for testing the biological principle that nearly all mammals empty their bladders in about 21 seconds (plus or minus 13 seconds).
REFERENCE: “Duration of Urination Does Not Change With Body Size,” Patricia J. Yang, Jonathan Pham, Jerome Choo, and David L. Hu, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014: 201402289.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Patricia Yang, David Hu, Jonathan Pham, Jerome Choo

LITERATURE PRIZE — Mark Dingemanse [THE NETHERLANDS, USA], Francisco Torreira [THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, USA], and Nick J. Enfield [AUSTRALIA, THE NETHERLANDS], for discovering that the word “huh?” (or its equivalent) seems to exist in every human language — and for not being quite sure why.
REFERENCE: “Is ‘Huh?’ a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items,” Mark Dingemanse, Francisco Torreira, and Nick J. Enfield, PLOS ONE, 2013.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: The authors were unable to attend the ceremony; they sent a video acceptance speech. They will receive their prize at an at a special event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on October 3: The European Ig Nobel Show

MANAGEMENT PRIZE — Gennaro Bernile [ITALY, SINGAPORE, USA], Vineet Bhagwat [USA], and P. Raghavendra Rau [UK, INDIA, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, JAPAN], for discovering that many business leaders developed in childhood a fondness for risk-taking, when they experienced natural disasters (such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and wildfires) that — for them — had no dire personal consequences.
REFERENCE: “What Doesn’t Kill You Will Only Make You More Risk-Loving: Early-Life Disasters and CEO Behavior,” Gennaro Bernile, Vineet Bhagwat, and P. Raghavendra Rau, Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) 2015 Conference Paper. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Finance. Available at SSRN 2423044.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Gennaro Bernile and P. Raghavendra Rau

ECONOMICS PRIZE — The Bangkok Metropolitan Police [THAILAND], for offering to pay policemen extra cash if the policemen refuse to take bribes.
REFERENCE: Numerous news reports.

MEDICINE PRIZE — Awarded jointly to two groups: Hajime Kimata [JAPAN, CHINA]; and to Jaroslava Durdiaková [SLOVAKIA, US, UK], Peter Celec [SLOVAKIA, GERMANY], Natália Kamodyová, Tatiana Sedláčková, Gabriela Repiská, Barbara Sviežená, and Gabriel Minárik [SLOVAKIA], for experiments to study the biomedical benefits or biomedical consequences of intense kissing (and other intimate, interpersonal activities).
REFERENCE: “Kissing Reduces Allergic Skin Wheal Responses and Plasma Neurotrophin Levels,” Hajime Kimata, Physiology and Behavior, vol. 80, nos. 2-3, November 2003, pp. 395-8.
REFERENCE: “Reduction of Allergic Skin Weal Responses by Sexual Intercourse in Allergic Patients,” Hajime Kimata, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, vol 19, no. 2, May 2004, pp. 151-4.
REFERENCE: “Kissing Selectively Decreases Allergen-Specific IgE Production in Atopic Patients,” Hajime Kimata, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 60, 2006, pp. 545– 547.
REFERENCE: “Prevalence and Persistence of Male DNA Identified in Mixed Saliva Samples After Intense Kissing,” Natália Kamodyová, Jaroslava Durdiaková, Peter Celec, Tatiana Sedláčková, Gabriela Repiská, Barbara Sviežená, and Gabriel Minárik, Forensic Science International Genetics, vol. 7, no. 1, January 2013, pp. 124–8.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Jaroslava Durdiaková and Peter Celec will be at the ceremony. Hajime Kimata will be at the Ig Informal Lectures, on Saturday, Sept 19 (a prior commmitment prevented him from attending the Thursday ceremony); he sent a video acceptence speech which was played at the Thursday night ceremony.

MATHEMATICS PRIZE — Elisabeth Oberzaucher [AUSTRIA, GERMANY, UK] and Karl Grammer [AUSTRIA, GERMANY], for trying to use mathematical techniques to determine whether and how Moulay Ismael the Bloodthirsty, the Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, managed, during the years from 1697 through 1727, to father 888 children.
REFERENCE: “The Case of Moulay Ismael-Fact or Fancy?” Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer, PLOS ONE, vol. 9, no. 2, 2014, e85292.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Elisabeth Oberzaucher

BIOLOGY PRIZE — Bruno Grossi, Omar Larach, Mauricio Canals, Rodrigo A. Vásquez [CHILE], José Iriarte-Díaz [CHILE, USA], for observing that when you attach a weighted stick to the rear end of a chicken, the chicken then walks in a manner similar to that in which dinosaurs are thought to have walked.
REFERENCE: “Walking Like Dinosaurs: Chickens with Artificial Tails Provide Clues about Non-Avian Theropod Locomotion,” Bruno Grossi, José Iriarte-Díaz, Omar Larach, Mauricio Canals, Rodrigo A. Vásquez, PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 2, 2014, e88458. [NOTE: The paper is accompanied by a video.>
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Bruno Grossi, José Iriarte-Díaz, Omar Larach, Rodrigo A. Vásquez

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE PRIZE — Diallah Karim [CANADA, UK], Anthony Harnden [NEW ZEALAND, UK, US], Nigel D'Souza [BAHRAIN, BELGIUM, DUBAI, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, US, UK], Andrew Huang [CHINA, UK], Abdel Kader Allouni [SYRIA, UK], Helen Ashdown [UK], Richard J. Stevens [UK], and Simon Kreckler [UK], for determining that acute appendicitis can be accurately diagnosed by the amount of pain evident when the patient is driven over speed bumps.
REFERENCE: “Pain Over Speed Bumps in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: Diagnostic Accuracy Study,” Helen F. Ashdown, Nigel D'Souza, Diallah Karim, Richard J. Stevens, Andrew Huang, and Anthony Harnden, BMJ, vol. 345, 2012, e8012.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Diallah Karim, Anthony Harnden, Helen Ashdown, Nigel D'Souza, Abdel Kader Allouni

PHYSIOLOGY and ENTOMOLOGY PRIZE — Awarded jointly to two individuals: Justin Schmidt [USA, CANADA], for painstakingly creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, which rates the relative pain people feel when stung by various insects; and to Michael L. Smith [USA, UK, THE NETHERLANDS], for carefully arranging for honey bees to sting him repeatedly on 25 different locations on his body, to learn which locations are the least painful (the skull, middle toe tip, and upper arm). and which are the most painful (the nostril, upper lip, and penis shaft).
REFERENCE: “Hemolytic Activities of Stinging Insect Venoms,” Justin O. Schmidt, Murray S. Blum, and William L. Overal, Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, vol. 1, no. 2, 1983, pp. 155-160.
REFERENCE: “Honey Bee Sting Pain Index by Body Location,” Michael L. Smith, PeerJ, 2014, 2:e338.
WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Justin Schmidt and Michael Smith