teachytv:

10 years ago today, Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way went back in time to sedouce Volxemort and protect all of us from his evil plans

reblog this post to honor Enoby’s brave sacrifice, ignore if you’re a prep or a poser

Reblog if you like pizza or have unlocked the sharingan

Basic guide to mental disorders for Captor writers

saccharinesylph:

snowleopardferret:

We all love the captor boys. They’re adorable assholes that are valuable additions to any homestuck work. The problem is, the vast majority of people who write them know more about theoretical alien biology - read: how aliens frickfrack - than they do about the very real mental disorders they are attempting to portray on paper. The vast majority of gross mischaracterizations of Captors can be boiled down to ‘I don’t know how mental illness works’. Neuroscience is incredibly complex and we’re still just barely grasping how our own brain works, which makes research really complicated and difficult. A lot of us homestucks are guilty of foregoing the research and writing based off of our pre-conceived notions of how these things work, which leads to some truly cringe-worthy results.

Before you continue, take a moment to at least skim WriteWorld’s wonderful masterpost about writing mental disorders! Bookmark it. Study it.  Cherish this masterpost. Marry this masterpost. Grow old with this masterpost.

But you’re here to learn specifically about the Captors, and how to better write them. So without further ado, here you go.

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A little while ago, when the discussion of Mituna came up on my blog, this awesome person offered to do a write-up of writing Captors with mental disorders. It’s extremely well-written and well-informed! Give it a read, I learned a lot!

phi-yen:

Is it too much to ask for an update? or any news about an update for the game or the webcomic? I still haven’t forgotten… anyways~ This is Feferi crossed with a mermaid look we are pretty familiar with. I know I am missing details but I hope you still enjoy it! (I wonder which sign I am lol)

Anonymous

why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Oh so many reasons.

1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.

It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

elanorpam:

vastderp-placeholder:

postal-service:

mrvantas:

pootsy:

asksassysufferer:

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I’D SAY IT’S GOING PRETTY WELL.

the dancing i cant

[omg the laughing hurts.]

Sufferer pls.

Welp I’m converted.

remember when everyone assumed the sufferer would resemble karkat in personality at all

jeniac:

Reigisa selfies (as a request for anon) on a date at an aquarium~ (According to my inbox you guys seem to like Nagisa with his hair tied up hehe)

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