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candymandie:

oxysmoronys:

This entire scene is full of asshole

it doesn’t help that the only actor who knew this was going to happen was Gene himself
everyone else was caught off-guard

candymandie:

oxysmoronys:

This entire scene is full of asshole

it doesn’t help that the only actor who knew this was going to happen was Gene himself

everyone else was caught off-guard

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ianbrooks:

Know Your Cosmic Horrors by Jess Bradley

Happy Cthulhu Cthursday, errybody! Prints available for purchase at bigcartel.

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mokendamint:

helpfulharrie:

Source: Coyotemange

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Ooo~ I love brushes <3

Also, will be handy for future projects I have in mind

Information on BURNS

thewritershelpers:

For some reason, several people wanted more information about burns. Instead of answering these all separately, we decided it made more sense to make a master post (yay). This is some research to get you going along with some links to further your own research and hopefully help you along the way, so let’s begin.

What are burns?

A burn is a type of injury to flesh or skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation.[1] Most burns affect only the superficial skin (known as superficial or first degree) or extend into the deeper skin but do not involve the full thickness of the skin (known as partial thickness or second degree). Rarely all layers of the skin or deeper tissues, such as muscle or bone can be injured in which case the burn is either full thickness (third degree) or fourth degree. [x]

So burns are injuries to your skin. I think a common misconception is that it can only be caused by heat; as we can see from the description above, that isn’t true. Keep this in mind! So, burns could be caused by your iron, a fire, and electrocution.

I think it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be fire. Your characters could suffer their burns in a way that’s more original and unique to other peoples books. (Don’t make it too unrealistic though!)

TYPES OF BURN INJURY:

  • First-degree burn injury: damage to the outer layer of the skin

  • Second degree: damage to the outer layer and the layer underneath

  • Third degree burn injury: damages or destroys the deepest layer of the skin and the tissues underneath it.

  • Fourth degree: burn injury reaches the subcutaneous tissue and into the nerves, muscles and bones. [x]

APPEARANCE OF BURNS

This depends on the degree.

  • First Degree: Red skin, painful to touch (such as sunburn).

  • Second Degree: Blisters on skin, extremely painful and sensitive, heals in 1-2 weeks.If deep partial skin is yellow or white. Sometimes blisters, very painful. Heals in 3-8 weeks.

  • Third Degree: Stiff and white/brown, painless. Healing time is prolonged and not complete.

  • Fourth Degree: Black and charred. Is painless. This type of burn requires amputation.

TREATMENT

I’m going to split this into sections because it depends on the degree of burn.

First and second Degree

You can treat these injuries at home if the burn is smaller than the palm of your hand. The burn should be put under cold running water and left there for a number of minutes. This cools the burn and reduces the chance of it blistering. You shouldn’t put any material or creams on the burn and instead leave it. If it’s more serious you can put a single layer of cling film around the burn or a plastic bag.

Infection is the biggest complication so any blisters on the wound should not be popped. It will expose the new and sensitive skin to bacteria and is likely to cause infection.

The larger the burn the more serious it is and the more likely the need to take the person to hospital.

NHS- Burns and Scalds treatments

Treating burns at home

Third Degree

Shock is a major problem with burns, if the person goes into shock they will get very cold so the person must be kept warm. The person will probably have to go to hospital for treatment. The wound must be cleaned and the dead skin removed; this can be done in surgery or in a special bath at the hospital. The person will probably be given IV fluids and may also be given antibiotics. Skin grafts are sometimes required, this is where they remove healthy skin to replace the burnt and injured skin.

This sort of burn will scar and it could also lead to amputation in more severe cases.

Burns

Third Degree burns

Fourth Degree

Not many people survive fourth degree burns and the outlook isn’t great for the person- if they survive they will require extensive treatment. The person will probably go into shock like with all burns. It affects all layers of skin and can leave bone and ligaments exposed- increasing the chance of infection.

The dead skin will be removed from the injury. Special bandages can encourage the growth of the person’s own skin.

Skin grafts may be used if the skin won’t grow back. This will fuse to the burnt skin and begin to grow. This will still leave scarring.

The skin surrounding the area of a serious burn can become tight and restrict the flow of blood to the tissues and muscle. An Escharotomy involves surgical incisions to the burn to expose the fatty layer of skin. This helps the blood flow easier.

If the burn is very serious and  at an extremity amputation will take place. This is quite common with more severe burns as they damage the bone and nerves.

How serious are fourth degree burns?

FOR YOUR WRITING

Make sure you know what you are talking about, research it extensively especially for the more severe types of burn. If you are writing historical or fantasy fiction you need to be aware of how treatments may be different and how this could affect the scarring and the likelihood of death.

Historical Evolution of burn surgery

Writing Injuries realistically

FURTHER RESEARCH

Burn- Wikipedia

New Mexico Burn Centre

Burn injury

Thank you to ohthat1 for helping me create this masterpost.

Underneath the read more is some personal experiences of burns which are quite educational and useful.

-S

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costumecommunityservice:

Principles of Problematic Character Design, the Third
Woman as Archetype
Men are diverse, women are female. Can be observed in the tendency for male characters to be designed to emphasize their personality and skills, but female characters to be designed to emphasize their sex and gender.
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Inspired by the amazing article Significant Other: Gender Signifiers in Video Games by Anjin Anhut as previously recommended on this blog! Please give it a read if you haven’t already.
Disclaimer/INB4: This is not a criticism of the entire game represented by the example image. You are not a horrible person for liking Borderlands. Thank you but I already know that they have a more diverse female cast in Borderlands 2.

costumecommunityservice:

Principles of Problematic Character Design, the Third

Woman as Archetype

Men are diverse, women are female. Can be observed in the tendency for male characters to be designed to emphasize their personality and skills, but female characters to be designed to emphasize their sex and gender.

—————-

Inspired by the amazing article Significant Other: Gender Signifiers in Video Games by Anjin Anhut as previously recommended on this blog! Please give it a read if you haven’t already.

Disclaimer/INB4: This is not a criticism of the entire game represented by the example image. You are not a horrible person for liking Borderlands. Thank you but I already know that they have a more diverse female cast in Borderlands 2.

Writing Religious Characters as an Athiest

writeworld:

Anonymous asked: Hey, Write World, I love your blog! I have a question: I’m an atheist who grew up in a family of atheists, and I find it difficult to write religious characters. For example, one of my main characters is fervently religious, but when friends read the scenes she’s in, they tell me that there is a condescending tone surrounding her. This is unintentional, but I don’t know how to stop. Any tips?

I feel really strongly about this, so before I give my opinion, does anyone have any tips for the anon?

  • Anonymous asked: For the anon with trouble writing religious characters - it’s hard to help when we can’t see for ourselves. Could be numerous things. Maybe the condescending tone even works for your character. I suggest sharing it in workshops to get other eyes on the piece and hear their suggestions :) There are lots of free online styled workshops available online!
  • al-kalimat-jameel asked: Hey, I might be able to help the Atheist anon. As an Atheist who grew up in a family if fervorous Christians, I can say the difference between me speaking about religion and them is really big. Different words, tones, even emotions are expressed differently. So my advise would be to talk to religious people or watch videos when they talk about the subject and pay attention to their voice, words and movements.
  • sidjaymarkinson asked: I guess even between theists there are different kinds. Some links their believe to very positive things (believing in a loving God) and some take religion very strict (stern God). Plus, of course, there are multiple religions, who all are different. I am a baptist christian, believe strongly, but do not really believe in church and rules. I believe in a very good God and my believe has helped me a lot through very dark times. If interested, I am here for any questions.
  • claravoyant asked: Writing religious characters as an atheist requires deep exploration of religions in general. I’m an atheist, but I generally do not criticize religious people—it’s the institution, the societal norms that make some religious people do silly things. Look at what religious people write about their faith rather than what atheists write about religions. Especially when it comes to cultures you aren’t familiar with—stereotypes are dangerous. Remember that religious people are not a monolith.
  • the-best-medicine said: for the writer writing a religious character:It really depends on the character and how much God (or gods if they’re polytheists) factors into their daily lives. You can have a fervently religious character that does not openly express their convictions because they do not feel the need to tell other people how religious they are. There are also people who fervently express their religious views verbally in order to sound more religious, when they themselves are feeling doubtful. Treat it as any other belief or system to follow. Being muslim in America, for example, I rarely discuss my religion outside of my family and close friends.I am very anxious and afraid of rejection, so that affects how I express my views. I do however try to act within my religion on a daily basis, from praying for people to helping when I am able.Religion is a system, not a character trait in of itself.Use the character’s personality points to bring out their beliefs, otherwise the written actions wont jive with the character.

Can you help?

fishingboatproceeds:

hermionejg:

I #coverflipped one of my favourite YA books: Heist Society by Ally Carter. Feat a cheeky bit of Kandinsky (appropriate).

This is great. Inspired by Maureen Johnson, designers all over the Internet are imagining what the covers of novels written by women might look like had they been written by men and vice versa.
This cover flipping is a great reminder of the deep-rooted sexism in the publishing industry.
I would add that male authors rarely get awesome Kandinsky-ish, abstract covers either. (And when they do, the books rarely sell well.) It was a huge struggle, for instance, to get enough support for the minimalist, abstract cover The Fault in Our Stars ended up getting, because so much market research and anecdotal evidence indicates that such covers fail to attract readers. I believed in “treating the novel as if it were a genuinely good novel,” as I said over and over, but ultimately it happened not because of me but because 1. Rodrigo Corral is a very famous cover designer, 2. my publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel would not accept anything else, and 3. the head of sales, Felicia Frazier, had faith in Julie’s vision for the book. That’s a fortunate and rare combination.
Other cool cover flips can be found here.

fishingboatproceeds:

hermionejg:

I #coverflipped one of my favourite YA books: Heist Society by Ally Carter. Feat a cheeky bit of Kandinsky (appropriate).

This is great. Inspired by Maureen Johnson, designers all over the Internet are imagining what the covers of novels written by women might look like had they been written by men and vice versa.

This cover flipping is a great reminder of the deep-rooted sexism in the publishing industry.

I would add that male authors rarely get awesome Kandinsky-ish, abstract covers either. (And when they do, the books rarely sell well.) It was a huge struggle, for instance, to get enough support for the minimalist, abstract cover The Fault in Our Stars ended up getting, because so much market research and anecdotal evidence indicates that such covers fail to attract readers. I believed in “treating the novel as if it were a genuinely good novel,” as I said over and over, but ultimately it happened not because of me but because 1. Rodrigo Corral is a very famous cover designer, 2. my publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel would not accept anything else, and 3. the head of sales, Felicia Frazier, had faith in Julie’s vision for the book. That’s a fortunate and rare combination.

Other cool cover flips can be found here.

amusealittlemuse:

leonsballs:

 

pkmnbreederbrianna:

togamijail:

chandra75:

im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace:

socially-awkward-supervillian:

Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack pray that runs

jesus that is good to know.

Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten. 

REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies

Another Fun Fact: Cheetah’s are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetah’s are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Other’s will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll loose their cubs. So zoo’s with breeding program’s had to figure out how to make Cheetah’s comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.So what’d they do? They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!



Thats fucking adorable as hell

amusealittlemuse:

leonsballs:

 

pkmnbreederbrianna:

togamijail:

chandra75:

im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace:

socially-awkward-supervillian:

Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack pray that runs

jesus that is good to know.

Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten. 

REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit

my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies

Another Fun Fact: Cheetah’s are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetah’s are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Other’s will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll loose their cubs.

So zoo’s with breeding program’s had to figure out how to make Cheetah’s comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.

So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!


The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!

Thats fucking adorable as hell

kypriothe:

I am tearing up oh my god 
These are pictures of the Baltic Chain, aka the Chain of Freedom, in which TWO MILLION PEOPLE in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania formed a HUMAN CHAIN spanning THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILES / SIX HUNDRED KILOMETRES through THREE COUNTRIES to peacefully protest the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states in 1989 and show the mutual desire for independence of each of the states.  
Two million people in a human chain. Two million people in a gesture of peaceful, international protest against their oppressors. Sometimes humanity can be a beautiful thing.

kypriothe:

I am tearing up oh my god 

These are pictures of the Baltic Chain, aka the Chain of Freedom, in which TWO MILLION PEOPLE in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania formed a HUMAN CHAIN spanning THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILES / SIX HUNDRED KILOMETRES through THREE COUNTRIES to peacefully protest the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states in 1989 and show the mutual desire for independence of each of the states.  

Two million people in a human chain. Two million people in a gesture of peaceful, international protest against their oppressors. Sometimes humanity can be a beautiful thing.

spiritualinspiration:

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa

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