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on one hand i can't hold a knife safely anymore, on the other hand people make all my meals for me now | 18 grd 12 | way homo | ms actually stands for mary sue so i'm p much invincible now | wow what is intro | this is what ela ap student do write yes
Apr 11 '14

tavros nitram: or why i think our saviour hus has failed us thus

the representation of disabled people in media never fails to skew and confuse viewers to further accept broadly held misconceptions. in this case, i will be specifically talking about the chair that tavros uses and why i think it a poor choice for tavros and his needs. i will also be showing which chair would have better suited him and why. for the simple reason of not writing an essay, i have kept my thoughts brief but if asked i will gladly expand on any/all of these.

  • first of all, his chair doesn’t make sense since he self propels and it’s a clunky hot mess
  • seriously, where is his cussion? he might be an alien, but pressure sores will still be a pain in the ass  (pun intended)
  • not to mention the fact that it’s the useless bulky sort of chair that you use to transport hospital patients from one wing to another
  • it doesn’t even properly fit tavros
  • andrew hussie (the writer) has easter egged everything including the first appearance of pumpkins… yet he couldn’t spend ten minutes looking this up? it’s lazy writing and there’s nothing more to it
    • more on lazy writing: they’re an alien race and should have something even better than a veloche chair for all their developments
    • trolls prolly don’t give a single fuck about giving chairs to the disabled because they have a fricken toddler hunger games after birth, so where did he get this chair from? if you say equius, why the f is it a piece of total garbage? he literally made a full functioning robo body for aradia and robo legs for tav later on, why the heckle deckle would he half ass this project? and yes i am factoring in his hate of lowbloods
    • even if we’re going off the whole “troll society doesn’t care about the disabled and vriska wouldn’t ask equius to make him a chair” then he could still ride his fiduspawn cards. give this boy a horse! let him ride a fire breathing dragon! create a multipurpose airplane! this comic already has more weird inventions and undiscussed alien animals than the winchester death count, why are we skimping out here?

THIS is the chair for tavros.

  • there is no reason that he should have handle bars since he has no impairment in his upper body (and from all of his flarping days as pupa pan (peter pan) he should actually be fairly well off)
    • motherfuckin bows man
  • more on handles, considering his blood colour, the last thing that tavros should want is to give a hostile highblood the means to easily cart him away and beat him bloody behind his hive
  • the frame is lightweight, which is made specifically for people who depend fully on their chairs for mobility. since he has no use of his lower body and will be sitting all day, it makes zero sense to put him in a clunker
  • this solid frame (talking about the colourful bits) is sturdier since it cannot collapse.
    • also, since tavros never goes anywhere by car, he has no need for a folding chair that would only make his life harder
  • those casters (front wheels) give him the maneuverability he needs indoors, and since tavros became a shut in after his accident, there is no reason to give him big front wheels
  • with consideration to ongoing gags, i’ll ignore that his feet don’t  go down to the wheels in the other chair
    • however, his foot rests should not be swing away since he will not be getting out of his chair to walk and would likely need to transfer sideways in order to get in/out of the chair
    • considering that tav will not be standing up to get in and out of his wheelchair, this stationary foot rest is rifled with advantages (one eg; making the frame even more resistant to wear and tear, among other benefits) that i could make a whole other post on.
  • the reason i did not include armrests for him was because of his need to do a sideways transfer. tavros might use swing away armrests, but in my opinion he would be the sort of person more likely to go without arm rests altogether. especially since he spends most of his time at his desk and they would just get in his way.

i could go on further, but i think you get my point.

i’m disappointed in our hus, especially since i want to be able to hold the things dear to my heart (like homestuck) to a higher standard. he’s not alone in his mistakes, but it’s sad to see them happen when hussie clearly spends so much time researching everything else.

at the end of the day, it looks like this is just another failed attempt for the list of half assed attempts to give wheelchair bound people representation. obviously this is done without consulting anyone who has ever spent time in a wheelchair, and it’s just plain disappointing that the few times an effort is made it is done haphazardly.

Apr 11 '14

#remind me why i’ve fallen in love with this chick #hastag hopeless #omg katnis #do you have a deathwish? #4 serious, do you? #don’t answer i fuckin know #why do i even try 

(Source: dailyjlawrence)

Apr 11 '14

fernandoalopez asked:

What's cis-gendered and why is it a bad thing for me to be apparently?

amazingatheist:

swimmer117:

amazingatheist:

bronyblabber:

amazingatheist:

bronyblabber:

amazingatheist:

Cisgender just means that your gender matches your sex. It is the opposite of transgender, which means that your sex and gender are not the same. Cis was never meant to be a dirty word, but some people on Tumblr use it as though it were.

doesnt stop me from taking it as a slur and wanting to slap the taste out of someones mouth for using it.

Well, you’re entitled to be an idiot if you so desire. But actually comprehending things and responding intelligently is a fun alternative that you may wish to try in the future.

wanting to do it and actually doing it are two different things. or did you not know that? i’m offended by the term and no amount of education will change the fact that i am offended by a shorthand term for my sexual orientation.

It literally has nothing to do with sexual orientation. It has to do with gender identification.

And no one—I repeat: NO ONE—gives even one tenth of a fuck what words you arbitrarily choose to be offended by. I could say I’m offended by the word “Taco” and protest is usage and picket Taco Bell. It would do nothing but make me look like an idiot. And guess what? That’s exactly what you look like right now.

I am cis. Nothing about the term cis harms me or degrades me in any way. It’s simply a classification, no more offensive than any other accurate description. I am many things: white, tall, overweight, atheist, male, etc. Being offended by simple descriptive labels like these is equal parts insanity and inanity.

Why must we invent new words for everything.  Why not just call it “male” and “female”, instead of “cis”.

Because that doesn’t clarify anything. A person can be cis male or cis female. They can also be trans male or trans female. We need labels for things because without labels we cannot effectively communicate concepts quickly.

i get that, in theory, labels are damn stupid. still, it makes the conversation go a lot smoother if i can say:

"i’m currently disabled due to my early onset ms"

rather than (you do NOT need to read that novel down there to comprehend what i’m saying. just notice the size):

i’m temporarily without the range of motion and energy that i have had in previous years of my life. the use of my legs is impaired due to my medical condition, which results in spurts of swelling in my brain and spinal cord that often causes fatigue, dizziness, and periods of time where these swellings grow and in result to this i am liable to damaging my nerve cells. should these legions and swellings and my potential for these swellings go untreated, it is likely that i will spend more time in a wheelchair since my still healing nerve cells need a period of time where more damage is not being done in order to heal properly. my young age with this disease both gives me hope that i can make a full recovery and the fear that this relapse could permanently knock me off my feet. it is also the reason why i have to watch my (spurts of swelling in my brain and spinal cord that often causes fatigue, dizziness, and periods of time where these swellings grow and in result to this i am liable to damaging my nerve cells. should these legions and swellings and my potential for these swellings go untreated, it is likely that i will spend more time in a wheelchair since my still healing nerve cells need a period of time where more damage is not being done in order to heal properly) so carefully because my (spurts of swelling in my brain and spinal cord that often causes fatigue, dizziness, and periods of time where these swellings grow and in result to this i am liable to damaging my nerve cells. should these legions and swellings and my potential for these swellings go untreated, it is likely that i will spend more time in a wheelchair since my still healing nerve cells need a period of time where more damage is not being done in order to heal properly) could potentially result in life-long damage to my spinal cord and brain that could in turn cause some of these cells to die and therefore be useless to the parts of my body/brain that they control.

so thank FUCK that i can save us a godamn hour by using labels.

you are free to give speech on your gender identity, but i guarantee that most would not be interested in a ted talk when they first introduce themselves. just like that monster paragraph of babble was a total waste of time for you, an essay about gender identity when i ask what pronouns make you comfortable is just plain inconsiderate to my time. that is why we need simplification and broadly understood labels.

people will ask for more information if they want it, but we utilize labels to respect other people’s time.

Apr 8 '14

jihoa:

Cursum | Baby Stroller by Sjöblom

'Believe it or not, there are still large portions of the population that are surprised that people with disabilities have babies. They may even be surprised that wheelchair users who have babies want to go on walks or run errands with their babies with them.'

A design made in conversation with wheelchair users, really intuitive. The stroller can be lifted over curbs and stand alone when needed.

Apr 2 '14

thesassyblacknerd:

wifigirl2080:

huffingtonpost:

Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

Whoa dude this amazing

so rad

her swimming might look a bit different but it’s just a challenge when you tell her that she can’t swim

Apr 2 '14

without fail, april first always reminds me of how gullible i really am

Apr 2 '14

WHEN EVERYTHING IS DUE IN THE SAME WEEK

howdoiputthisgently:

IT’S LIKE:

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Apr 2 '14

April fool’s day

youcantseemyinsidefeels:

onna4:

last year

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this year

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we really do have a gif for everything

Apr 2 '14
symmetricall:

Hey guys, could you do me a favor and please read this. It’ll only take two minutes of your time. This girl above is one of my friends. She moved here recently, but unfortunately her boyfriend couldn’t follow. Due to some things where he was, he’s now homeless and has nothing. He needs to get out of Montana, fast. We’ve raised some money already for him, but its not enough and no one really wants to help us out. ): So we’ve set up an online fundraising system. Please, if you could donate. Even if its $20 or $5, shit even $1 could make a difference. You could be saving this guy’s life. And if you can’t afford to help, that’s okay. Could you do me a favor and reblog? Even if it’s not your normal “hipster” or “fandom” post, we’d really appreciate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. <3 

This is the link :

www.fundly.com/bring-spencer-to-louisiana

symmetricall:

Hey guys, could you do me a favor and please read this. It’ll only take two minutes of your time. This girl above is one of my friends. She moved here recently, but unfortunately her boyfriend couldn’t follow. Due to some things where he was, he’s now homeless and has nothing. He needs to get out of Montana, fast. We’ve raised some money already for him, but its not enough and no one really wants to help us out. ): So we’ve set up an online fundraising system. Please, if you could donate. Even if its $20 or $5, shit even $1 could make a difference. You could be saving this guy’s life. And if you can’t afford to help, that’s okay. Could you do me a favor and reblog? Even if it’s not your normal “hipster” or “fandom” post, we’d really appreciate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. <3 

This is the link :

www.fundly.com/bring-spencer-to-louisiana