How can a person be sneezing one moment and making love to the camera the next?
[ OOC: I would love to point out that a few decades ago, seeing someone’s expression when they sneezed was considered a good indication of their O-Face/their expression during orgasm/release. Which only makes this gif that much better. ]
OMG WHY OULD YOU POINT THAT OUT OMYGAWD I CANT FUNCTION ANY MORE
OH GOD MATT WHY
ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots,Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars),Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.
On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings.
We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.
Signal boosting this announcement as it is relevant to our interests.
|Bronte:||So my point is that in the unaired pilot, it's incredibly easy to read John as bisexual, but while that reading's still possible in A Study in Pink, it's a much more repressed portrayal of bisexuality (which I would argue [and hope] is because they have plans for an ongoing romantic arc). In the aired episode, and in the rest of the series, John is also considerably more stoic, and appears to care more about how other people perceive him, which is something that comes up throughout the series ("It really bothers you." "What?" "What people say." "Yes." "About me? I don't understand, why would it upset YOU?"/"There's stuff you wanted to say, but didn't say it..." "Yeah." "Say it now." "No. Sorry, I can't."/"Look, I find it difficult. I find it difficult, this sort of stuff"). As such, he's very defensive of his 'heterosexuality', and conforms to the 'bihet' label, i.e. someone who is attracted to people of two or more genders but only involve themselves with members of the opposite sex so as to avoid societal judgement (he never says "straight", always "not gay" - very open-ended phrasing). Once he's in a committed relationship with a woman, his defences drop significantly, as this is one in its own right. He makes no more "no homo" comments, he makes a joke about being sexually aroused by another man, he admits to being taught to dance by Sherlock (a man he was formerly afraid to have been seen having his clothes ripped of by in a life or death situation), and he is very open about his relationship with Sholto (which is rife with subtext - have you read my "my husband is three people" meta?).|
|In short, John's relationship with Mary allows John to come to terms with his bisexuality because he has far less reason to fear societal repercussions for being more openly intimate with other men due to the fact that heteronormativity prevents people from reading too far into the sexuality of an engaged/married man.|
|Vicki:||When did he admit to being sexually aroused by another man?|
|Amelia:||That is very interesting Bronte!|
|Amelia:||A nice little meta, and I had noticed that stuff too|
|Bronte:||he didn't admit to it, he joked about it|
|Bronte:||for your little rating there|
|Bronte:||when Magnussen's men find the tyre lever|
|Bronte:||"Doesn't mean I'm not pleased to see you"|
|Vicki:||OH MY GOD|
|Amelia:||Well, I just want to add, if I may jump in|
|Bronte:||SEE HE WOULD NEVER DO THAT BEFORE MARY, RIGHT?|
|Vicki:||YOU AR AN ANAGEL|
|Vicki:||OH MY GOD|
|Amelia:||In the middle of all that, he had to go through Sherlock's 'death'|
|Vicki:||WHY IS THAT HARD TO TYPE|
|Bronte:||THAT WAS WEIRDLY APPROPRIATE|
|Vicki:||I WAS THINKING ANAL|
|Vicki:||IT CAME OUT|
|Amelia:||Grief, depression and probably a lot of reflexion|
|Amelia:||So he might have come to terms with the nature of his relationship with Sherlock?|
|Amelia:||And then realised that he truly did love him, no matter which type of love it was|
|Vicki:||BRONTE IS GOING TO WRITE MY PAPER FOR ME|
|Bronte:||I don't think he's entirely come to terms with it - he seems very much in denial about the extent of their intimacy in His Last Vow - but then he is a very stoic man|
|Bronte:||I think he's just less afraid of coming to terms with it|
|Amelia:||And when Sherlock came back from the dead, John might have thought he ought to be more opened about his sentiments for Sherlock, because he is scared of losing him again|
|Amelia:||That is true|
|Bronte:||But also I think he's afraid that if he is too open, he WILL get hurt again|
|Bronte:||a kind of 'it hurt enough when I lost him as my best friend, how much would it hurt if I lost him as more than that?' thing|
|Amelia:||I think John is genuinely confused|
|Amelia:||Because what happens a lot when you are bi or pan|
|Amelia:||Is that you only go out with people of the opposite gender, because it's easier|
|Amelia:||And you just want to forget about it|
|Amelia:||And sometimes it takes some very strong things to make you realise that you're not heterosexual - a failed love affair, perhaps|
|Amelia:||I think John already had trust issues, and what happened with Mary certainly won't make it better|
|Amelia:||So he might just say 'Fuck it, why not turn to someone I truly love and trust'?|
When people I really care about mention for the first time that I’m one of their best friends
IS THAT A JUMPING PIECE OF JELLO WITH CHIBI EYES HOLY FLYING FUCK IT’S SO ADORABLE MAKE IT STOP
no but seriously imagine being a muggleborn wizard at hogwarts and then when you learn to conjure your patronus it turns out to be a pikachu
#and everyone’s like ‘ooooh what sort of magical creature is this’ #meanwhile the muggle borns are laughing their asses off going ‘PIKA! PIKA’ at you #not but srsly how come muggle borns don’t have a super secret club making inside jokes and snarking right back at elitist purebloods
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.
you know how in musicals the couple will start singing the same song no matter how far apart they are
what if that happened in real life
what if you were just at a restaurant one day and you started rANDOMLY SINGING because your soulmate decided to sing a duet in the shower
"yes, I would like the bacon and eggs breakfast speciAND AT LAST I SEE THE LIGHT, AND IT’S LIKE THE FOG HAS LIFTED."
I got bit by one of these and I lost feeling in my leg for five minutes, and when I gained feeling back my leg was literally throbbing.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
The Australia of the United States.
FUCKING GREAT! THE ONE FUCKING THING IN THE WORLD IM ALLERGIC TOO!
no no no no no no fuck you no
why are you all complaining, you never go outside anyway