il mare eterno nella mia anima
Beyond the blue sky lies the eternal sea within my soul

sebastianichiyanagi:

cronebula:

It’s all explained in the link better but long story short, Eft and I need to get out of our abusive homes. Eft’s family is literally at poverty level, and my family is not supportive at all, so we have no other choice but to rely on ourselves for this move. Without support, we’ll barely have enough out of our savings for minimal furniture - eg, a bed and crock pot - and a month’s rent or two as well as food.

Please donate, or at least signal boost! We added reward levels to try to get more people interested.

Update: My situation has worsened, and I can barely be at home without panicking. Please, please signal boost or donate, because we both need out of our houses. The only reason physical abuse has not been directed towards me and my therapy animal yet is because said abuser was fond of me and my therapy animal, but due to some things I said yesterday, his feelings towards me and my therapy animal could easily have changed, and despite his violence, it’s become obvious that he will be pardoned for his actions.

starbot:

fedexpressionism:

beamkatanachronicles:

nahel-argama:

mayflyofspace:

renainnocenti:

jaegercopilots:

"But I tried my best as an anime fan to try to do the first live action anime movie with Pacific Rim. And that was one of the reasons why I wanted to achieve an almost superpure color palette of super-saturated colors. I was hoping to make the movie feel as dynamic and as vibrant as anime."

Not An Evangelion Rip Off

del toro knows more about mecha and is a bigger fan than 100% of eva nerds calling him out for ‘ripping off’ that show

im still happy that coyote tango was based off of the guncannon

the most important thing i got about this was del toro getting buddy-buddy with junji ito omg that back slapping story

Holy fuck he’s so good

Junji Ito though

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hemorrhedge:

missingkitsune:

lovedhater:

Running wild in the streets with your best friend.

Kohana Dorks

The only thing about Naruto I gave a shit about.

tastefullyoffensive:

How to Get 10% Off Your Order at Not a Burger Stand in Burbank, CA

Chalk art by Lila Roux

Previously: Funny and Creative Sandwich Board Signs

knifeeared:

I love how immediately after passing their aes sedai test, Moiraine and Siuan tried to put mice in Elaida’s bed

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habtoons:

Day 4 - Black History Month - Susie Carmichael

Debuting in the Rugrats episode "Meet The Carmichaels" (1992), Susie was the first (and only) Black Rugrat to join amongst the ranks of Tommy and the gang.

Susie is the complete antithesis of Angelica Pickles. As Angelica would lie and try to frighten the babies daily, Susie would do the opposite. She is very kind and honest with them, giving them facts about real world objects and events that would otherwise be used in Angelica’s devious arsenal of lies.

For her young age, Susie was quite intelligent and gifted. Skilled in ballet dancing, singing, and even being able to speak and understand French. Making her the envy and rival of Angelica.

In the spin-off series, "All Grown Up", it is revealed that Susie now has become fluent in TEN different languages. Which is noted in the episode "Runaround Susie". Her singing and dancing capabilities have increased substantially, upstaging (her “rival”) Angelica in this areas. It is also shown that Susie is an ace student, as well.

Though there aren’t many facts about her, Susie Carmichael’s character proves that Blacks in cartoons can go beyond the stereotypical archetype. She proves that we are capable of so much beyond what we’re typically portrayed as. She is a great character for young Black children to relate to.

(Source: alanlozano)

At some point we stopped thinking of the future as Utopia and began thinking of it as apocalytpic.

lolmythesis:

Humanities and Political Science, Carleton University. 

"The Evolution of Public Thought from Utopia to Distopia, and the Effect on Public Policy"

strikerhercules:

» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

(Source: wearegrootforever)

chronically ill Steve Rogers

tommyistoofastforthisshit:

dazzledfirestar:

youdonthaveoneofthosedoyou:

(The images in this should be collapsed to begin with because, well, one of them is a plate of raw meat that Steve is presumably eating for breakfast. The last image is a gif. Contains discussion of illness, treatments, ableism and eugenics. I should point out first that I don’t have any of these conditions other than asthma.)

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So many fics focus only on skinny Steve’s asthma and portray him as being as minimally disabled as possible. Let’s just remember that according to all the various sources (the Disneyland poster, the form Steve hands in to enlist in the film) that Steve:

  • Had astigmatism - so he’d’ve had poor eye sight. I’ve also seen sources that say Steve is colour blind although I couldn’t find them again for writing this or to check what kind of colour blind Steve could be - it could be anything from red-green colour blindness to trichromatic colour blindness, but I’m not sure.
  • Had scoliosis - this is where the spine bends in a way that isn’t part of the typical S-shaped curve, so his spine would’ve bent to the side. It’s not a life threatening condition but it can be quote noticeable but I’ve not seen a single fic that’s taken it into account. 
  • Was partially deaf. Again, I’ve never read a fic that mentions anyone speaking up for Steve to hear.
  • Had arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat; he also had heart palpitations, high blood pressure and the more generic heart trouble. I’ve also seen something saying he had angina, chest pain caused by restricted blood supply to the heart muscles.
  • He also had rheumatic fever at some point which causes red ring-like rashes on the limbs and can affect the brain, joints and heart - which given Steve already had heart problems is not a good thing. It affects older children up to the mid teens. It is treated with aspirin - which is hard on the stomach and unfortunately for little Steve, he also has:
  • Stomach ulcers. These are extremely painful and can be caused or made worse by drugs like aspirin. Stomach ulcers can be very dangerous if complications arise.
  • Another stomach complication Steve had was pernicious anaemia, which until the 20s was basically a death sentence. It’s a condition where an enzyme necessary to absorb vitamin B12 is not produced and the patient becomes progressively more anaemic until they suffer complications such as neurological damage or simply die (hence the word “pernicious”). Until 1928 the only treatment was to drink copious quantities of the juice from raw liver (more than a pint a day) or eat half a pound of raw liver a day, which contains the enzyme (cooking would destroy the enzyme). From ‘28, Steve was presumably relieved to hear, a liver extract was produced so that the quantity of liver juice one had to drink was 50x less and was also cheaper. The other symptoms were pretty much the same as other kinds of anaemia.
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    What do you mean you aren’t hungry?
  • Steve also had flat feet (less serious but with everything else this kid isn’t running anywhere)
  • He had scarlet fever as a child, which causes a sore throat, bright red rash, and can kill - especially as it can cause heart complications.
  • Steve’s mother was diabetic- his admission form states that he has a parent or sibling with diabetes, and since it’s automatic disqualification from the army and he has no siblings, that means it must be his mother (unless you don’t think Steve’s dad served in the army at all and he’s just lying to serve with Bucky.) Steve has a higher risk for diabetes. This in itself isn’t going to limit him at this stage in the proceedings, but it doesn’t make him popular with eugenicists either.
  • Generally his respiratory system is struggling - he gets sinusitis and frequent colds to go along with his…
  • Asthma.
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    Asthma can be pretty dangerous especially for someone with a heart condition, since symptoms of a severe attack can include arrhythmia. In the 1930s, inhalers were difficult for one person to use (especially if that one person was having an asthma attack), but asthma cigarettes were easily available, considerably cheaper, and hallucinogenic. They did work to a degree, but were nothing compared to today’s relievers. There were also dry powder inhalers, and if you could get hold of one, atomizers and electronic nebulizers for delivering medication. 
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    Beyond this, in the 30s, 40s and 50s, asthma was considered a psychosomatic condition - an imagined product of mental illness due to the child crying inside the sufferer during an attack - so talking therapy was used as treatment as well. Steve would’ve been considered both physically frail and mentally ill because of his asthma.
  • Really, it isn’t a surprise that to go with this he has “nervous trouble" and suffers from fatigue - hell, it’s tiring just to be Steve. It’s also no wonder that he’s so small, given that his body was under so much stress whilst he was growing.

So what does this all mean for little Steve? Pre-serum Steve is chronically ill from birth or childhood, probably due to complications in birth or his earlier illnesses (there seem to be a lot of things happening in his respiratory system and stomach), and some of which is evidence of what at the time would be considered poor genetics.

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People often associate eugenics with the Nazis, but its real home is rooted in the 20th century USA, and it was in full swing in the 20s and 30s. Many German eugenics research programs received their finding from the US before the war. Although as a white man living in New York Steve would’ve been safe from forcible sterilisation or euthanasia, public sentiment was overwhelmingly supportive of casting anyone framed as a dependent on the state or a fault in the gene pool cast out.

Eugenics was legal and mandated, and whilst Steve was growing up, thousands of impoverished women and state dependent children, especially women of colour and mentally ill women were forcibly sterilised by the state, and many people living in mental institutions or care homes were allowed to die of neglect.

His mother’s death due to TB would also have made him a target for this kind of thinking - in fact, tuberculosis was used as a method for targeting those with “inferior” genetics (whilst “superior” individuals would supposedly be immune) for euthanasia for eugenics purposes - in one mental institution, new patients were given infected milk to kill off those susceptible. 

Ironically, Captain America and the superserum are essentially an experiment in eugenics, which really reflects just how widespread this attitude was in the 40s. I’m analysing Steve for purposes of fic writing and not any genuine critical analysis here, but there’s no getting away from it: they put a chronically ill, disabled man in, and they get a genetically engineered super-soldier out.

Steve actually surviving both rheumatic and scarlet fever with asthma, heart problems and no antibiotics is pretty much a miracle in itself at this stage, and I guess we should all be grateful that Sarah Rogers was a nurse, because things like half decent atomizers to treat asthma were expensive and hard to obtain.

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When Bucky is talking about Steve having nothing to prove, he’s not just talking about a small guy who is too sickly to join the army - he’s talking about someone who would’ve been considered an invalid and unworthy among his peers and made to feel like a dependent all of his life. Steve has to prove everything to everyone except Bucky, the only person who values Steve for himself and not against criteria of fitness or health, and most of all he needs to prove to himself that the things he’s internalised about himself aren’t true.

tl;dr: Basically, it’s time to start portraying Steve accurately in fic and stop glossing over aspects of his health that aren’t as fun to write as an asthma attack.

Just an additional note here. If we assume that Sarah Rogers was indeed the related diabetic, the fact that Steve was born in the first place AND she survived as long as she did is also quite surprising.

Insulin as treatment for diabetes was only introduced in the early 1920s and before that diabetes could only be treated with a very strict diet that would only really buy the patient a few years at most. So the fact that Sarah Rogers was healthy enough to have a child—let alone work presumably full time as a nurse—was miraculous in and of itself.

Some points:

I think its likely the heart problems were caused by one of the fevers rather than being pre-existing conditions, which makes his survival more plausible.

I think its also more plausible that, rather than Sarah being the diabetic, his father developed it during or when he came home from the war and it was one of the complicating factors in his early death.

Flat feet makes walking and running without insoles uncomfortable and doing so fucks with all your joints and posture but it doesn’t stop you being able to run (speaking from experience). It may mean you can’t get up to the same speeds but as I’m still slow as fuck with insoles it may just be that I’m a very slow runner.

Considering that the treatment for ulcers at that point was to basically live off milk and marshmallows for years while slowly working your way up to small amounts of steamed fish and chicken as well as to drastically cut down on your physical exercise its a goddamned miracle Steve didn’t suffer a burst one.

(Source: non-binary-bucky)

mabelsguidetolife:

kumacannon:

waiting for season 2 like

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we all know…….

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sex-chan:

青窓

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dragonsroar:

ive been reading the one shots and theyre pretty much all pages and pages of rohan pin-ups

nijihmura:

Josuke’s “im gonna kick your fucking ass” face

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My therapist just told me a joke.

timemachineyeah:

So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”

And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”