this is my new favourite thing
rangerdeon said:oh Niki, baby. The boy broke up with me too, and he was really mean about it and none of his reasonings made sense or were actually true (they were bs lines and it’s hilarious that he’d pull that shit) so we both cried. I’m here if you need! (>o-o)>
Hurts, don’t it? We’ll be okay, soul frand. Once less piece of drama to worry about constantly. Always here and you know it <3
Sometimes I wish all my tumblr friends would come visit me at my apartment. I would make you all play Suikoden and use you ruthlessly for worth.
We should all get together and have Suikonights and such. That would be fantastic. Suikochats, Suikogames, SuikoImjustthrowingthatprefixintherelikeitmakesanysensewhenitreallydoesnt
Yeah you guys should come over sometime. I have all the games :D
TUTORIAL | Burned Paper Nails
1. Paint your nails with a light nude polish, wait until it’s completely dries.
2. Put a piece of newspaper in alcohol, and wait 15-20 sec.
3.Place the wet paper onto your nails, push it down with your fingers and wait until the alcohol evaporates (7-10 sec), and remove the paper.
4. Topcoat it with clear polish.
5. Draw some lines with black polish, where you want your burned papers edges.
6., 7. Put some black and brown polish with a piece of makeup sponge around the black lines.
8. Clean up the edges with acetone.
9. Use a matte topcoat.
i’d like to temper this by saying that i’m not a medical professional, or even the best person in my immediate peergroup to address this (nerds feel free to jump in here).
it would be “cool” if people were only able to doom themselves with their awful decisions, but in circumstances like this it doesn’t work like that. you’re right, yes, that vaccinating one’s child is a choice insofar as nobody is going to force you to get vaccinated. it’s a choice in the same way that any other objectively beneficial medical option is a choice— you’re allowed to not make that call, but nobody is going to congratulate you for doing so.
one of the issues here is that not getting vaccinated doesn’t just harm the unvaccinated person. not only do vaccines not have a 100% success rate, there are also plenty of people with completely legitimate medical reasons (like yourself) to not get vaccinated. ain’t nobody gonna get on your case for having a deadly allergy. maybe someone missed their booster shot or whatever. maybe you don’t have access to proper medical care, or can’t afford it. you’re probably gonna be safe, because:
luckily, because so many other people have gotten vaccinated around you, you’re protected by what’s called herd immunity. this is a really cool phenomenon, by which a large ratio of protected individuals are able to provide a larger protection to an entire community— effectively stopping the spread of a given disease by way of cutting off infection vectors. you’re insulated from the spread of a disease by a cushion of vaccinated people, none of whom can transmit the disease to you. you are effectively immune (even though you aren’t vaccinated), because the disease has no way of getting to you.
this starts to break down when higher and higher ratios of people are no longer vaccinated. the disease is able to spread across a group with greater ease, simply by virtue of having more infection options. this is why we see large outbreaks of eradicated diseases like in brooklyn or texas; because a statistically higher ratio of people in a given community are unvaccinated, the infection is able to spread farther than it ever should have been able to. i found this cool youtube which breaks down the “blocking” concept a little better than i might be explaining it:
another issue here is that the “choice” antivax parents are making is objectively, factually incorrect. vaccines work, they don’t cause autism or contain tons of dangerous chemicals, and they’re usually not a vehicle for the CIA to steal our DNA. we know because we have decades of rigorous scientific evidence backing us up— we are “scientifically correct” about vaccines, which is not a status that is given lightly. you gotta earn scientific correctness, over many years. as more parents start to think that it’s okay to not get their kids vaccinated, they start to undermine a very delicate system with potentially devastating consequences. (google translate from dutch, but the gist of it is that the netherlands is in the middle of a 2500+ person measles outbreak this year, largely spurred by a larger ratio of antivax/alternative care in a community. herd immunity, ya’ll.)
not getting your child vaccinated because a medical issue will cause them more harm than the vaccine itself would prevent is completely reasonable and acceptable. not getting your child vaccinated because you think medical science is a fake idea is not.
i am also not a medical professional so someone can correct me here but if i remember correctly, vaccination is also incredibly important to protect infants from deadly diseases they cannot get vaccinated for but CAN contract from someone who has not been vaccinated. Measles for instance will kill a baby stone dead, but you can’t vaccinate them for it until they’re older than 12 months. so the health and survival of infants vs. measles is directly dependant upon the vaccination status of the infant’s surroundings.
It is also spread through respiration (breathing on someone) and has a 90% transmission rate within regular contacted individuals, AND has a 12 day incubation period where you have no idea you contracted the disease but are still spreading it around. this is zombie outbreak level pandemic horror, and it used to kill people (mostly children) in the United States by the hundreds of thousands within living memory. measles fatality was nearly 800,000/year in the US circa 1960. fatality rate is 30% in an infected group!!!
and that’s just measles. thats not even polio or any of the other things we vaccinate for.
I can vouch for what ghostbong said. I’m not a medical doctor, so you can’t construe what I’m saying as specific medical advice for your case., but I am a virologist, so you can construe what I’m saying as informed scientific fact.
I can’t quite support what Eliza has said here, it’s…a bit off, so I hope you don’t mind the correction. The current vaccination schedule recommends given the Measles/Mumps/Rubella combined vaccination beginning at 6-12 months, mostly because before 6 months in most kids, vaccines are fairly ineffective. We’re still relying on maternal antibodies at that point; we get these in our blood from our mothers and from milk, to some degree.
So while it’s important to keep your children away from unvaccinated persons, it’s even more important to be certain that the mother is vaccinated against these diseases.
In fact, rubella is not much more harmful than the flu—the scariest danger in rubella is that if your mother has it while she’s pregnant with you, you’ll come out with birth defects. Pretty scary! So it’s super important that would-be moms get up to date, if they don’t want to put their kids at risk.
I think Eliza’s being a bit alarmist about the severity of measles virus infection, though. It is survivable with modern medicine, and after a lengthy hospital stay, an infected baby will probably be able to return to lead a normal life with minimal complications. I say that hoping readers catch my full irony. Vaccinated babies don’t have those risks.
More importantly, in a small percentage of patients who have measles as children, you get a violent, 2-week encephalitis called SSPE around age 30 and ultimately die. It’s sudden, it’s caused by reemergence of a latent measles infection, and it’s a painful, brutal way to day. Your brain swells, you lose your mind, and then you die. Not sure if it’s 100% fatal, but it’s 100% awful. Now that’s zombie-apocalypse type stuff right there.
She is, however, correct that measles spreads like wildfire. It’s an unbelievable virus in how it transmits, and the statistics Eliza cited are correct, but they blunt the nutso-cracked-out-transmission of MeV.
In epidemiology they have this concept called “r-naught,” which is basically the coefficient of the number of people one infected person will infect. In the movie Contagion it’s talked about in detail—great movie, check it out.
For flu, this spread coefficient is 1. One infected person makes an average of one other person sick. Remember how the 2009 flu pandemic went global in a month? That’s what an r-naught of one looks like.
Measles virus has an r-naught of fifteen. If you’re unvaccinated, you can catch measles just from being within 100 feet of someone who has the virus. You might never even touch them.
This is some scary stuff, ladies and gentlemen.
important update from an irl virologist. sorry about the bad facts john, i was working from wikipedia instead of actual current research etc
Jesus fucking christ
I’m terrible at getting around to watching movies D: Not just Disney films.
Instead of being like “OH you should watch it, it’s still good when you’re an adult” they’re like “um wtf who are you why are you wrong in the head tho”