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my entry for the thankstuck project!!! dave and john were GOING to be in it, but lets just pretend this is what’s happening:
that’s a camera
SO for the sake of clarity! since i feel like some of these might be a lil hard to identify.. jake is mexican, jade has leg-length discrepancy, and dave is deaf (thus the weird blue squiggle thats supposed to be his hearing aid) and for the record, john is korean-american, as is roxy.
haha guess whos white NO ONE
|—||Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via so-nyeo-shi-daze)|
when i was little and played pokemon g/s for the first time my rival was named “???” because
he says “my name is ???” and the cop asks you what his name was and i
thought if i didnt answer right i would be arrested so i just said what he said
so for the whole game my rival was ???
Lego movie yaoi
dude you’re in the beeroom not the bathroom
Why is this on the wall of a gas station bathroom
Just in case
I’m actually going to reblog a thing just because this is really important.
As someone who has epilepsy and used to have several grand mal seizures a day, I’d also like to add that “offer help” can range anywhere from keeping the person calm to explaining to them where they are and what they were doing to even just telling them they should sit and rest for a while longer (lack of coordination is common, and it can be hard to walk straight or see clearly).
It’s okay for them to take up to a half hour to fully regain their bearings and sort out what they were doing prior to the seizure. Just answer any questions calmly and be there for support.
If they come around and you start to panic or shake them or ask them what the heck is wrong with them they are going to freak out and panic too.
I cannot stress it enough that this is bad.
If someone has a seizure and they come out of it, please. please stay calm.
They are likely disoriented and confused, even if it’s only for a minute or two, and you don’t want them panicking on top of that because they can have another seizure as a result.
Adding to the above commentary - please please please time the seizure. I know you might be panicking or lost at what to do, but the timing of the seizure is extremely important for the doctor to know, even if the person is prone to seizures. It’s typically one of the first things my neurologist asks. The time can help determine the severity and what may need to be done afterwards treatment wise.
You also will want to call 911 if the seizure begins to go over four minutes, even if the person is prone to seizures.The four minute mark signals the moment when the seizure can seriously start affecting the brain. It doesn’t always happen right then, but the longer the seizure goes on, the more damage it can do. My seizures typically last between 4-5 minutes, but I’ve had some shorter ones, and let me tell you, the longer ones (even if it’s just a minute) have a much longer recovery time. I can’t imagine what would happen if they went on for much longer than that.
Also, if the person hit their head on the way down or is/starts asphyxiating, call 911 right away. It’s much better to be safe than sorry. Please note also that people can have short, harsh breaths during a seizure. This is not asphyxiating and does not require a call to 911. If they are honestly having trouble breathing or stop breathing, that’s when there’s a problem.
Also definitely seconding the stay calm and talk to the person afterwards part. You become very disoriented after a seizure, and I know I have periods where I go in and out of lucidity for a good hour after a seizure (depends on how long it is), so make sure to repeat things calmly to the person. Tell them what happened, tell them they’re okay, tell them they’re safe. If they look confused again or ask more questions, repeat it.
People who have seizures can also lose control of their bladder or bowels. It doesn’t happen for every single seizure, but don’t be surprised if this does happen. It doesn’t mean they’re dying or anything, it’s just loss of muscle control. Send someone to go get something to help clean them up, or make sure someone who knows what to do stays with them while you go get something.
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
I was watching Pokémon: Indigo League on Netflix and the Pokédex called Kakuna a “transitional Pokémon”
and then suddenly this happened
It took a second but YES
So yeah, it is a fact, I think, that I was a bit off-putting in my Jeopardy! appearance—hyper-focused on the game, had an intense stare, clicked madly on the buzzer, spat out answers super-fast, wasn’t too charming in the interviews, etc. But this may have taken root in people’s heads because I’m an Asian and the “Asian mastermind” is a meme in people’s heads that it wouldn’t have otherwise.Look, we all know that there’s a trope in the movies where someone of a minority race is flattened out into just being “good at X” and that the white protagonist is the one we root for because unlike the guy who’s just “good at X” the protagonist has human depth, human relationships, a human point of view—and this somehow makes him more worthy of success than the antagonist who seems to exist just to be good at X.
So we root for Rocky against black guys who, by all appearances, really are better boxers than he is, because unlike them Rocky isn’t JUST a boxer, he has a girlfriend, he has hopes, he has dreams, etc. This comes up over and over again in movies where the athletic black competitor is set up as the “heel”—look at the black chick in Million Dollar Baby and how much we’re pushed to hate her. Look at all this “Great White Hope” stuff, historically, with Joe Louis.
So is it any surprise that this trope comes into play with Asians? That the Asian character in the movie is the robotic, heartless, genius mastermind who is only pure intellect and whom we’re crying out to be defeated by some white guy who may not be as brainy but has more pluck, more heart, more humanity? It’s not just Flash Gordon vs. Ming the Merciless, it’s stuff like how in the pilot episode of Girls Hannah gets fired in favor of an overachieving Asian girl who’s genuinely better at her job than she is (the Asian girl knows Photoshop and she doesn’t) and we’re supposed to sympathize with Hannah.
Okay, here’s one more comment from the Internet that kind of encapsulates it. The kind of un-self-awareness of what someone is saying when they say they’d prefer I not win because I try too hard at the game, work too hard at it, care too much about it, and that they’d prefer that a “likable average Joe” win. This is disturbing because it amounts to basically an attack on competence, a desire to bust people who work very hard and have very strong natural gifts down in favor of “likable average Joes”—and it’s disturbing because the subtext is frequently that to be “likable” and “average” you have to have other traits that are comforting and appealing to an “average Joe” audience, like white skin and an American accent.
Science, Mr. White
I’m a HUGE Jeopardy fan (shut up) and I’ve loved watching Arthur Chu kick the game’s ass. He’s absolutely on the mark about all this stuff.
To expand on this further, this is also connected to marginalized folks having to be twice as good just to get recognition at all, in that if one of us is recognized as more competent, that person gets “knocked down a peg (or few)” so the average white person can get the spotlight.
This is why “mediocre white folks” is something we roll our eyes at and sigh about, cuz they can be completely average and still get the spotlight, whereas even if we excel beyond the top white person we still aren’t guaranteed shit. And this isn’t isolated cases or a coincidence.
The way our competence is framed as lesser and dismissed as something we didn’t earn and don’t deserve is also a big part of it. In the end, the “average” white person wants to be assured they’re still better than the rest of us merely for existing, and so they seek to undermine us and our successes as if we’re actually stealing something from them that’s “rightfully” theirs.