myworldisstupidandmad:

sexual orientation : damian kulash with a shark hat.

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16 September 2014
sopranish:

Ficlet Fundraiser for Brain Surgery!!
That photo up there? is what happens when my Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt area swells and burns, while the ventricles in my brain are collapsing around it, and part of my brain is getting misshapen from fluid collection. This swelling is followed by abdominal then systemic swelling, low pressure headaches, loss of memory and speech, anxiety, then passing out. Then starts all over again. And the only way to start figuring out why this is happening? Lots o’ surgery. A bolt in my head to track pressure, then going in wherever in the brain it seems obstructed. Fun!
*If you’d like to join in by donating your own fic writing or artwork, let me know! It’s very appreciated!*
I have upcoming brain surgery (#7 in 5 years!). The ventricles in my brain are almost fully collapsed, and my brain is being moved and misshapen by fluid pressure. So they’ll hopefully find and treat where fluid is building up or escaping around the existing device or elsewhere in my brain. Surgery will be around 9/25, once I’m cleared by a few more specialists. But that means I have to pay about $800 by the 24th for existing bills so I can be admitted. And I have $17 for the rest of the month.
Seeing specialists and surgeons, tests, hospital bills- it’s incredibly expensive! Ironically, especially being on public insurance, because I’m disabled!And there are expenses for transportation, special foods, etc.
SO! I’m offering writing or editing for help meeting these costs! Here are a few random exams of my fics!  I can only do a few before surgery (even writing is hard these days, since so many functions are impaired), but I’ll do what I can!
*FICLETS! I’ll use your suggestion of characters (that I know well enough) and prompt, and write a little something just for you! Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Firefly, even musicals and operas are totally cool!
*Editing! Have excellent red pen, will hack at, and make suggestions for, your short piece!
*In return, I’ll ask that you donate to help me cover the medical expenses!
*And if you’d like to simply donate, I have a PayPal account with email LartPourLartNow@gmail.com!
Since an anon asked, yes I’m happy to accept donations in someone’s honour, and as tzedukah for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, or write ficlets as a gift to your friend!
*Spreading the word is also a big help! (So is info resources beyond the standard ones, around nyc!)
And either way, good healing vibes are always much appreciated!
Thank you all, and looking forward to hearing your prompts and fic ideas!

sopranish:

Ficlet Fundraiser for Brain Surgery!!

That photo up there? is what happens when my Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt area swells and burns, while the ventricles in my brain are collapsing around it, and part of my brain is getting misshapen from fluid collection. This swelling is followed by abdominal then systemic swelling, low pressure headaches, loss of memory and speech, anxiety, then passing out. Then starts all over again. And the only way to start figuring out why this is happening? Lots o’ surgery. A bolt in my head to track pressure, then going in wherever in the brain it seems obstructed. Fun!

*If you’d like to join in by donating your own fic writing or artwork, let me know! It’s very appreciated!*

I have upcoming brain surgery (#7 in 5 years!). The ventricles in my brain are almost fully collapsed, and my brain is being moved and misshapen by fluid pressure. So they’ll hopefully find and treat where fluid is building up or escaping around the existing device or elsewhere in my brain. Surgery will be around 9/25, once I’m cleared by a few more specialists. But that means I have to pay about $800 by the 24th for existing bills so I can be admitted. And I have $17 for the rest of the month.

Seeing specialists and surgeons, tests, hospital bills- it’s incredibly expensive! Ironically, especially being on public insurance, because I’m disabled!And there are expenses for transportation, special foods, etc.

SO! I’m offering writing or editing for help meeting these costs! Here are a few random exams of my fics!  I can only do a few before surgery (even writing is hard these days, since so many functions are impaired), but I’ll do what I can!

*FICLETS! I’ll use your suggestion of characters (that I know well enough) and prompt, and write a little something just for you! Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Firefly, even musicals and operas are totally cool!

*Editing! Have excellent red pen, will hack at, and make suggestions for, your short piece!

*In return, I’ll ask that you donate to help me cover the medical expenses!

*And if you’d like to simply donate, I have a PayPal account with email LartPourLartNow@gmail.com!

Since an anon asked, yes I’m happy to accept donations in someone’s honour, and as tzedukah for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, or write ficlets as a gift to your friend!

*Spreading the word is also a big help! (So is info resources beyond the standard ones, around nyc!)

And either way, good healing vibes are always much appreciated!

Thank you all, and looking forward to hearing your prompts and fic ideas!

15 September 2014
vicvondoombwhahaha:

You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

vicvondoombwhahaha:

You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

15 September 2014
Ficlet Fundraiser for Medical Expenses! →

sopranish:

*If you’d like to join in by donating your own fic writing or artwork, let me know! It’s very appreciated!*

My upcoming brain surgery (#7 in 5 years!). It’ll be around 9/25, once I’m cleared by a few more specialists.

Seeing specialists and surgeons, tests, hospital bills- it’s…

13 September 2014
The first time it was an ear, nose and throat doctor. I had an emergency visit for an ear infection, which was causing a level of pain I hadn’t experienced since giving birth. He looked at the list of drugs I was taking for my bipolar disorder and closed my chart.

“I don’t feel comfortable prescribing anything,” he said. “Not with everything else you’re on.” He said it was probably safe to take Tylenol and politely but firmly indicated it was time for me to go. The next day my eardrum ruptured and I was left with minor but permanent hearing loss.

Another time I was lying on the examining table when a gastroenterologist I was seeing for the first time looked at my list of drugs and shook her finger in my face. “You better get yourself together psychologically,” she said, “or your stomach is never going to get any better.”

If you met me, you’d never know I was mentally ill. In fact, I’ve gone through most of my adult life without anyone ever knowing — except when I’ve had to reveal it to a doctor. And that revelation changes everything. It wipes clean the rest of my résumé, my education, my accomplishments, reduces me to a diagnosis.

When Doctors Discriminate - NYTimes.com (via brutereason)

The number of impossible things doctors have tried to dismiss as “related to [my] cerebral palsy,” or have refused to diagnose and treat because I have cerebral palsy, is astronomical.

And, naturally, once I began taking meds that are commonly used to treat psychological issues (for instance, when I had xanax to help control a motor sensory problem that also caused severe nausea), all of my “problems”—even physical stuff that was in fact a result of being an adult woman with CP—suddenly got attributed to my “mental issues.”

And, of course, my now actual “mental issues (depression, PTSD, anxiety, etc., from a lifetime of dealing with this kind of thing in addition to other medical trauma and death)” are waved away because I take medications for pain and muscle spasms and physical trauma.

Pretty much everything I have ever had, be it toxic shock syndrome or a sinus infection, broken bones or bronchitis, has at one time or another been blamed on my cerebral palsy. I cannot begin to imagine how much harder it must be for those who encounter this sort of behavior in the medical communities based solely on the stigma still perpetuated around mental illness and psych meds. :(

13 September 2014
oldbookillustrations:

Front cover from Undine : a legend, by Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué, illustrated by Frances Bassett Comstock, New York, 1911.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Front cover from Undine : a legend, by Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué, illustrated by Frances Bassett Comstock, New York, 1911.

(Source: archive.org)

12 September 2014

congenitalprogramming:

athenagirl1990:

projectunbreakable:

A friend of mine shared this post on Twitter today about something one of her friend’s witnessed in NYC last night, and I felt it was important for us to post it on here - as a way of both getting the word out and seeing if anyone has any way of helping the situation (blogging, writing an article, knowledge of a missing person, etc.) Please share if you can - there has to be something we can do to help. It is possible to get in touch with the original source - please first email it to projectunbreakable@gmail.com and we will forward it to her. 

Jesus fucking Christ.

Jesus fucking Christ.

12 September 2014
amorellamoon:

So this is a thing that happened…
Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook, I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS children. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.
This screenshot shows his response. 
You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”
Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.
I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.
Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. 

amorellamoon:

So this is a thing that happened…

Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook, I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS children. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.

This screenshot shows his response

You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”

Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.

I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.

Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. 

12 September 2014
girlgrowingsmall:

petitpotato:

My brain is a simple one.

This is beautiful. I want this on a shirt.

girlgrowingsmall:

petitpotato:

My brain is a simple one.

This is beautiful. I want this on a shirt.

11 September 2014

super-who-locked-in:

elenilote:

kateordie:

I hope the makers of this are ready to be millionaires

WHERE CAN I GET THIS

drink until the homicidal thoughts pass

11 September 2014
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