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I’m sorry, did I step on your moment ?

1 week ago · 6,101 notes · Source · Reblogged from celialauna

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I’m just gonna start preaching this shit.

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today

Published: April 30, 2012
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A mysterious and troubling phenomenon called “visual snow” is a distinct syndrome that does not appear to stem from illicit drug use, a researcher said here. People with visual snow report seeing a mix of swimming dots, flying objects, and trailing shadow images that fill the visual field all the time.

"…It is probably nothing more than an exaggerated type of normal visual function."

Those with the disturbance “tend to be people who are very observant … people who are really hyperobservant of their world. There’s a real controversy as to how much of this is a heightened awareness of normal phenomena,” Friedman said.

He said the visual-snow phenomenon centers on a disturbance described as similar to watching a grainy TV picture. Patients can still see real objects but with tiny black and white dots throughout the visual field.

Another common aspect of the syndrome is that, when patients look at a clear blue sky, they see small white objects zooming around randomly.

A third feature is that moving objects appear to leave trails behind them.

Most but not all respondents saw the zooming white objects in the sky and the trails behind moving objects. More than half, but not necessarily the same half, reported a variety of other effects. These included halos and starbursts surrounding objects, floaters, poor night vision, photosensitivity, and colored swirls and waves when their eyes were closed.

Those with the disturbance “tend to be people who are very observant … people who are really hyperobservant of their world. There’s a real controversy as to how much of this is a heightened awareness of normal phenomena,” Friedman said.

She noted the prevalence of so-called entopic phenomena in Schankin’s sample — the floaters, zooming white objects, and images seen even with closed eyes. Such perceptions usually stem from retinal activation.

"When we have entopic firing from our retina … if you look at the white wall and really focus on it with the right lighting, you can see it," she said. "It’s the same thing with afterimages. It’s normal to see afterimages."

"Most of us pay no attention to it," Friedman continued. "But if you’re a really observant person, you start noticing it, and then you notice it all the time.”

Schankin said that many of the patients were indeed “extremely high functioning.”

I’m so glad this was finally validated.

The doctors said visual snow was only when you saw snow/dots falling. That isn’t what I see. I have this. My weird-eye thing has a name now. I have no words.

Oh. I totally thought this was just a normal eye thing. Apparently I have visual snow.

I’ve spent a significant portion of my life trying to explain this phenomenon to my optometrists in an attempt to get rid of it.

This is something I’ve had my whole life. Just a few days ago, it was sunny outside, and I kept seeing patterns like a flock of birds in flight.

Oh, look, me

I have this but like on and off?

I have these symptoms, but they’re a part of my acephalgic migraines. So, y’know, for those who don’t know what they have, only that they have these issues? Could be that.

Wait this isn’t everyone?

I definitely have the “floaters,” especially when I intentionally focus on seeing them (which is easiest against a clear blue sky). Mine look like this:

Someone with an esoteric/pagan-ish worldview once told me they were signs of “energy” coming from trees and things (this was also the person who first made me aware of the floaters which I don’t remember consciously noticing before). A superficial Google search tells me they are normal, caused by changes inside the eye (usually harmless) and appear in varying intensities (some people don’t notice them at all, others see them almost constantly, many are inbetween those extremes).

I also get migraines (regular ones), which are also thought to be related to a kind of neurological “overexcitability.” So it would make sense if migraines would correlate with such visual phenomena.

(I have no medical education. I’m just speculatively connecting some dots. Please ask someone who knows more than I do before you draw any conclusions from what I said.)

I have these too, and they do change around migraine times, and I always have had them but for goodness sakes GO TO THE DOCTOR if they change in any way or you start seeing them when you couldn’t before.  These are also the symptoms of RETINA DETACHMENT, along with flashes of light.  Which is irreversible and why I am now mostly blind in one eye and have a silicone band in the other because I did not go to the doctor right away.  When the retina detaches, the space between the eyeball and the retina fills with fluid, creating a cloudy appearance.  I had been experiencing an increase of floaters and snow and was putting off doctors, and I woke up one day with the cloud in the lower half of my eyesight was just gone save for large splotches of washed out colors.

So, you know, just a PSA: yes they’re normal but just go be sure.  You have one set of eyes, and they are temperamental and delicate motherfuckers.

1 week ago · 7,422 notes · Source · Reblogged from teiledesganzen

Please reblog if you enjoy Marvel and you’re a woman

doctorwhoslostcompanion:

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I have been having an argument with a friend and he says that Marvel is for guys, please help me prove to him that there are lots of women who like Marvel!

MARVEL WOMEN ASSEMBLE

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80615 strong so far!

4 weeks ago · 159,668 notes · Source · Reblogged from celialauna

DWTS Compilation video of Amber’s dances (without the judges comments)

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darrenismydisneyprince:

this is seriously one of the most powerful scenes on glee ever

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windows-vriska:

the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands

we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her

2 months ago · 147,722 notes · Source · Reblogged from infiniteandsmall

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kissyoursassafras:

I’m for protective!Bucky headcanons as much as the next person, but can we add in some Peggy? She’s at least as recklessly brave as Steve (more so if you consider the fact that she’d be easier to kill and thus has reason to be more cautious) and I just really like to think about Bucky spending most of his time during the war yelling at Steve for being a self-sacrificing idiot only to realize that Peggy and Steve are smirking and exchanging looks because they’re both totally ridiculous daredevils. (✿◠‿◠)

steve leading the way

peggy right behind reloading

bucky chasing them both cursing uselessly

#BASICALLY  #I CAN IMAGINE BUCKY GETTING TO KNOW PEGGY GOES FROM ‘DANG YOU’RE HOT’ TO ‘I LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU LIKE STEVE LIKE I DO’  #TO ‘NO WAIT WAIT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING STEVE PUT THAT DOWN’  #’HEY PEGGY GUESS HOW MANY DOZEN SOLDIERS I HAD TO PICK OFF THE WALLS FOR YOU TO SNEAK IN BECAUSE IT WAS A LOT’  #’OH YOU TWO HAD HYDRA ON THE ROPES DID YOU THAT’S GREAT THAT’S REALLY GREAT’ (via intrikate88)

3 months ago · 1,521 notes · Source · Reblogged from infiniteandsmall

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sapphicscience:

i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?

and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.

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3 months ago · 11,335 notes · Source · Reblogged from infiniteandsmall

If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.
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This hit me harder than I expected.

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wow

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so food. lots and lots of food.

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This just gave me a new meaning for selfies

3 months ago · 409,499 notes · Source · Reblogged from luckyjak

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What’s interesting about good and moral people is that they actually have to try and function in a word that isn’t. And the older you get, the more interesting that becomes. Because it’s also the hardest thing to do in the world. (x) (x)

#yes #yes this so very much #it’s easy to be an asshole in a world full of assholes #especially when you have/had a shit life and have/had some nasty shit happened to you #but to still be kind #not to waver #to stay who you are #is a very hard thing to do #it’s easy to love #and it’s easy to hate #but it takes strength to be gentle and kind #and this is why every single superhero in the marvel universe looks up to steve #clint said it himself #steve brings out the best out of people #when you’re around steve you want to do what’s right because of the sheer power of steve’s goodness #oh god  #steve i love you so much it actually pains me please send help

And this is why I love Steve Rogers and I refuse to buy into this crap that “writing Good Guys is boring” and “let’s grim him up a bit, make him more into Grim Brooding Dark Superhero Name Here, that’ll be interesting.” 

Writing Good Guys is never boring. 

The ridiculous thing about Steve Rogers is that he is everything that is brave, earnest and true.  And no, he’s not perfect, he’s not a saint, he’s sassy and snarky and occasionally trips face first into the Land of Adorkable. (All right, maybe not occasionally.  Maybe all the flippin’ time.)  But good is awesome.  Good rocks.  Good doesn’t mean soft and weak and boring.  

Doing the Right Thing is hard and it hurts like a sumbitch at times and you’ll get crap thrown at you every which way but Steve Rogers keeps going and somehow manages to stay kind and still be this sweetheart, despite everything else that would’ve broken other people long ago.  

Somehow you read about Steve being playful and pretending that he doesn’t understand modern technology but is probably the biggest techie geek there is.  You read about Steve saving puppies and kittens and telling a wide-eyed six year old girl that she can be Captain America when she grows up if she wants to be.  You read about Steve charming little old ladies and respecting the hell out of women in general and you can bet your ass he’s not some chauvinistic asshole with entitlement issues.  You read about skinny Steve and you realize Captain America’s always been in him, even when he didn’t have the strength to match that superhero heart of his.  You read about Steve trolling the hell out of his teammates and Tony goes “SON OF A BITCH WHO KNEW?!” and Clint cackles over and over because this is rich, this is awesome, Captain America’s a little trolling shit and PHIL DID YOU SEE THAT?

And Bucky would’ve told him, Steve’s always been a punk, didn’t you fellas know that?

And the Howling Commandos would’ve had some stories about their crazy C.O. and the shenanigans he came up with and that Steve ran a mixed-race unit with a couple of soldiers from not even in the US ARMY and took no guff from anyone who complained about that

And Natasha doesn’t ever get disappointed in this good man, when she’s been disappointed by so many so called “good men” and she starts to believe.

And that’s the Steve Rogers story I’ll never get tired of reading.  Or writing. 

Fuck boring.  Steve Rogers will never be boring.  He’s my hero too. 

Did I reblog this already? I don’t care because IT GOT BETTER.

“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”

― Simone Weil

3 months ago · 39,831 notes · Source · Reblogged from infiniteandsmall

brianwilly:

The Almighty Treble Clef, Uniter of Glee Clubs
Still in our hearts

brianwilly:

The Almighty Treble Clef, Uniter of Glee Clubs

Still in our hearts

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jokerisms:

I feel Marvel’s gonna drop the Black Widow movie with no promo, no anything, just like the Beyoncé album and it’s gonna make 2 billion dollars

3 months ago · 65,290 notes · Source · Reblogged from celialauna

You are iron.
And you are strong.

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