29th July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

I want to know if there's a name for this, I'm sure many other people experience the same thing. I tend to call them "problem spots", but I don't know if there's an official word. I tend to not like being touched by others, but there are usually times or specific people I'm with where I'm okay with it. But there are certain places where I can't stand to be touched, even times like those. It's mostly around my ears and neck, and these are my "problem spots". Do you know if that has a name?

sabatons-and-spectrums:

autisticdrift:

The general term for being sensitive to touch in certain areas is tactile sensitivity (or tactile defensiveness) but I don’t think the sensitive spots themselves have a specific name. 

Yup. Pretty much everyone Ive ever known has these problem spots. I dont think they have a name unless there is a very specific pathology going on like localised allodynia. Its probably more prevalent in people with abherrant sensory processing.

I have a couple of places i react really negatively if they get touched, mainly my lips, my back just at the base of my brain stem on the left side and my feet. I have localised allodynia on my back that is present pretty much all day every day and so it hurts when Im touched there. My feet and hands are extremely sensitive and the feeling ofthem being touched, especially by hands is nausea inducing.

My brother used to hate having his scalp touched and would cry as a child and my husband hates people touching his side burn area by his temples.

Oh yeah, totes magotes. I call them my “no-go zones” which sounds like I’m talking about something erotic but it really isn’t.

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29th July, 2014

guroslime:

person : why do you draw everything facing left in 3/4 view

me : im a right handed mediocre artist 

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25th July, 2014

Anonymous asks:

I took the "social intelligence test" and managed a 29, but I found the test itself to be a bit questionable. There was an abundance of young female eyes with heavy make-up and choices revolving around desire, flirtatiousness, or "interest." Contrasted with the male eyes, which had all age ranges and no make-up. It just came off as sexist to me.

sabatons-and-spectrums:

joqatanarama:

lysikan:

I had a similar feeling, but was thinking maybe it was just me. I tend to notice female more, although I still can’t read them :).

I got 25 and have the same issue. They really ought to have used a single model. Also, as a trained actor , I’ve learned facial expressions so maybe it’s a tiny bit easier to read.

Yeah I managed a 28 but curiously in real life I’m a master of missing facial cues entirely. Perhaps if I SAW the nuances at all I would understand them as the test suggests.

Do you have a link to the test?

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24th July, 2014

sabatons-and-spectrums:

neeta-inari:

greencarnations:

watchingthedetective:

ohnoproblems:

xekstrin:

crash-mcbarason:

crash-mcbarason:

PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE LIZARDS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THESE LIZARDS

"The New Mexico whiptail lizard is a crossbreed of a western whiptail which lives in the desert and the little striped whiptail that favours grasslands. The lizard is a female-only species that reproduces by producing an egg through parthenogenesis. Despite reproducing asexually, and being an all female species, the whiptail still engages in mating behavior with other females of its own species, giving rise to the common nickname "lesbian lizards"."

peOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LESBIAN LIZARDS?


and people say humans are the most superior and intelligent organism on the planet, get real

WHY is no one calling them Lizbians?!

lezzards

IIRC a lot of amphibian species can change their sex and default on female. Someone correct me if im wrong

You’re not wrong but lizards aren’t amphibians.

Also a lot of fish do this.

sabatons-and-spectrums:

neeta-inari:

greencarnations:

watchingthedetective:

ohnoproblems:

xekstrin:

crash-mcbarason:

crash-mcbarason:

PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE LIZARDS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THESE LIZARDS

"The New Mexico whiptail lizard is a crossbreed of a western whiptail which lives in the desert and the little striped whiptail that favours grasslands. The lizard is a female-only species that reproduces by producing an egg through parthenogenesis. Despite reproducing asexually, and being an all female species, the whiptail still engages in mating behavior with other females of its own species, giving rise to the common nickname "lesbian lizards"."

peOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LESBIAN LIZARDS?

and people say humans are the most superior and intelligent organism on the planet, get real

WHY is no one calling them Lizbians?!

lezzards

IIRC a lot of amphibian species can change their sex and default on female. Someone correct me if im wrong

You’re not wrong but lizards aren’t amphibians.

Also a lot of fish do this.

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22nd July, 2014

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25th June, 2014

amber-lee1124:

chronicspoonie101:

Okay I am in desperate need of HELP from someone who has Gastroparesis….. I was recently diagnose with Gastroparesis and Gastric Inertia.. EVERY TIME I eat something my stomach gets bloated to the point where I look prego (in the top pic.) It’s so painful. Sometimes I would throw up nothing but air and get a bad burning tummy ache around my belly button… They said that when I did the gastric emptying scan my food only went through 17% instead of 100% in 2 hours..
They put me on the FODMAP and Gluten Free diet. I tried that and it worked for a little bit. (Still I wasn’t going to the bathroom like I was supposed to. I know, gross…) The bottom pic shows how my stomach is SUPPOSED to look.
My GI doctor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said that she can no longer help me anymore because she thinks I can get better results from their motility specialist, Dr. Boil. (I think that’s how you spell his name..
I have had the sits marker test and another test I’d rather not say. I’ve had an upper GI and they’ve given me painful enemas countless times. I’m so sick of being in pain like this..
Does anyone have any suggestions on what make them better or any advise? I feel so lost and alone with this. I’m terrified of what’s to come….
(Once again I don’t know if I’ve spelled any of those tests right lol)

I have gastroparesis. The only thing that really helps me is to eat smaller meals more often. I’ve had every test done and sometimes they’ve made the symptoms worse. I went gluten free and it didn’t do anything except make me more miserable then I already was.

I, too, have gastroparesis. Luckily mine is fairly mild. I can back up amber-lee’s advice! I’ve had all the tests done, I was extremely lucky to actually see a specialist in the same department where the motility test was invented. My advice is to avoid things that are hard to digest. It seems obvious, but seriously…avoid celery. Avoid red meat; I sometimes eat it in extremely small portions and am okay, but whenever I lose willpower and hork out I pay in spades. My biggest problem with the gastroparesis is that is seems to be causing ulcers and gastritis. When I have a flare-up of gastritis I am unable to eat at ALL for days, my longest spell was two weeks. I basically drip-fed myself from Ensure bottles to survive.Bottom line: NEVER eat a large meal. Eat frequent small meals. Avoid large portions of meat, especially red meat. Learn to love fish, because it’s one meat that my stomach seems to actually be able to use well. Try to include easily-digestible high-protein stuff in your diet like cottage cheese, or greek yoghurt. Protein is really what you need to keep you going. Another thing I love is Sunrise dessert tofu, it comes in a billion flavours, it’s high in protein and is easy eating.DO NOT EAT ANYTHING HIGH IN FAT. High-fat foods are very difficult to digest if you have gastroparesis. Say farewell to everything good in life; that is, deep-fried anything. I have had to give up french fries almost entirely, and fried chicken is a sure-fire way to cause barfage and subsequent gastritis. I am still working through the stages of grief from giving up chicken nuggets. The aforementioned cottage cheese & greek yoghurt are amazing recovery foods if you get the 0% fat versions, by the way! Mega bottom line: Eat high-protein, low-fat, easily digestible (limit red meat intake) foods for the best result. It sucks because your mouth might want pulled pork poutine, but your stomach will slaughter you if you choose to indulge.Best of luck, friend! 

amber-lee1124:

chronicspoonie101:

Okay I am in desperate need of HELP from someone who has Gastroparesis….. I was recently diagnose with Gastroparesis and Gastric Inertia.. EVERY TIME I eat something my stomach gets bloated to the point where I look prego (in the top pic.) It’s so painful. Sometimes I would throw up nothing but air and get a bad burning tummy ache around my belly button… They said that when I did the gastric emptying scan my food only went through 17% instead of 100% in 2 hours..

They put me on the FODMAP and Gluten Free diet. I tried that and it worked for a little bit. (Still I wasn’t going to the bathroom like I was supposed to. I know, gross…) The bottom pic shows how my stomach is SUPPOSED to look.

My GI doctor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said that she can no longer help me anymore because she thinks I can get better results from their motility specialist, Dr. Boil. (I think that’s how you spell his name..

I have had the sits marker test and another test I’d rather not say. I’ve had an upper GI and they’ve given me painful enemas countless times. I’m so sick of being in pain like this..

Does anyone have any suggestions on what make them better or any advise? I feel so lost and alone with this. I’m terrified of what’s to come….

(Once again I don’t know if I’ve spelled any of those tests right lol)

I have gastroparesis. The only thing that really helps me is to eat smaller meals more often. I’ve had every test done and sometimes they’ve made the symptoms worse. I went gluten free and it didn’t do anything except make me more miserable then I already was.

I, too, have gastroparesis. Luckily mine is fairly mild. I can back up amber-lee’s advice! I’ve had all the tests done, I was extremely lucky to actually see a specialist in the same department where the motility test was invented. My advice is to avoid things that are hard to digest. It seems obvious, but seriously…avoid celery. Avoid red meat; I sometimes eat it in extremely small portions and am okay, but whenever I lose willpower and hork out I pay in spades. My biggest problem with the gastroparesis is that is seems to be causing ulcers and gastritis. When I have a flare-up of gastritis I am unable to eat at ALL for days, my longest spell was two weeks. I basically drip-fed myself from Ensure bottles to survive.

Bottom line: NEVER eat a large meal. Eat frequent small meals. Avoid large portions of meat, especially red meat. Learn to love fish, because it’s one meat that my stomach seems to actually be able to use well. Try to include easily-digestible high-protein stuff in your diet like cottage cheese, or greek yoghurt. Protein is really what you need to keep you going. Another thing I love is Sunrise dessert tofu, it comes in a billion flavours, it’s high in protein and is easy eating.

DO NOT EAT ANYTHING HIGH IN FAT. High-fat foods are very difficult to digest if you have gastroparesis. Say farewell to everything good in life; that is, deep-fried anything. I have had to give up french fries almost entirely, and fried chicken is a sure-fire way to cause barfage and subsequent gastritis. I am still working through the stages of grief from giving up chicken nuggets. The aforementioned cottage cheese & greek yoghurt are amazing recovery foods if you get the 0% fat versions, by the way!

Mega bottom line: Eat high-protein, low-fat, easily digestible (limit red meat intake) foods for the best result. It sucks because your mouth might want pulled pork poutine, but your stomach will slaughter you if you choose to indulge.


Best of luck, friend! 

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