tzafrir צפריר (submitted by inbirg)
tzafrir צפריר (submitted by inbirg)
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when i find stretch marks on my thighs i make a point of smooching them because they’re just doing their best at keeping the all-powerful immortal Being within me from ripping my mortal shell asunder in a blaze of heavenly glory and eviscerating the cosmos in my divine wrath
You know what? You just changed an aspect of myself I’ve hated since ballet class in sixth grade. Thank you!
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
What a fucking nightmare, just kill me.
I know a girl who was hit by a drunk driver and in that state for a year. When she woke up the first thing she did was tell off the doctor who tried to convince her mom to pull the plug. She heard *everything* while being called brain dead.
My laptop has a terrible internal battery and whenever the charger is unplugged, it dies anywhere from five to twenty-five minutes. About a week ago, there was a spider nearby. I hate spiders. I hate bugs in general. This spider was a big white one that I had seen a few times before, but was never able to kill because it was too fast. So I left my laptop and spent half an hour waiting for this spider to show itself again so I could kill it.
While I was waiting with a broom in one hand and a shoe in the other, the charger came unplugged from my computer and it died. And I lost 5k words from my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, which I hadn’t planned out at all since I decided to just wing it.
After getting over my desperation and frustration, I was kind of grateful that had happened because:
- I was going to have to rewrite it anyway, and so will you.
- First drafts are terrible. No one but me was ever going to see that part anyway.
- I started reevaluating my story and where it was going. Now I have a fuller plot with a better idea of what’s going on.
- Losing your work is a terrible thing, but it’s kind of an unlucky and unwanted right of passage for writers.
- Rewriting from memory is an exercise that tests just how much you know about your story.
- You know your characters, settings, and plots better the second time you write them, even if you have a full outline.
If you’re at that point where you don’t want to redo the beginning because you just got past it and it’s tiring to do it all over again, start writing where you left off and go back to the beginning later.
People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
I was fortunate, this didn’t happen to me… until I was a STEM major in college :/
Submitting this as #promptadvice because how we frame our words MATTERS. Examine the assumptions you put into your writing. All of ‘em.