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carpeumbra:

klay-ra:

I’m just gonna start preaching this shit.

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today

Published: April 30, 2012
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A mysterious and troubling phenomenon called “visual snow” is a distinct syndrome that does not appear to stem from illicit drug use, a researcher said here. People with visual snow report seeing a mix of swimming dots, flying objects, and trailing shadow images that fill the visual field all the time.

"…It is probably nothing more than an exaggerated type of normal visual function."

Those with the disturbance “tend to be people who are very observant … people who are really hyperobservant of their world. There’s a real controversy as to how much of this is a heightened awareness of normal phenomena,” Friedman said.

He said the visual-snow phenomenon centers on a disturbance described as similar to watching a grainy TV picture. Patients can still see real objects but with tiny black and white dots throughout the visual field.

Another common aspect of the syndrome is that, when patients look at a clear blue sky, they see small white objects zooming around randomly.

A third feature is that moving objects appear to leave trails behind them.

Most but not all respondents saw the zooming white objects in the sky and the trails behind moving objects. More than half, but not necessarily the same half, reported a variety of other effects. These included halos and starbursts surrounding objects, floaters, poor night vision, photosensitivity, and colored swirls and waves when their eyes were closed.

Those with the disturbance “tend to be people who are very observant … people who are really hyperobservant of their world. There’s a real controversy as to how much of this is a heightened awareness of normal phenomena,” Friedman said.

She noted the prevalence of so-called entopic phenomena in Schankin’s sample — the floaters, zooming white objects, and images seen even with closed eyes. Such perceptions usually stem from retinal activation.

"When we have entopic firing from our retina … if you look at the white wall and really focus on it with the right lighting, you can see it," she said. "It’s the same thing with afterimages. It’s normal to see afterimages."

"Most of us pay no attention to it," Friedman continued. "But if you’re a really observant person, you start noticing it, and then you notice it all the time.”

Schankin said that many of the patients were indeed “extremely high functioning.”

I’m so glad this was finally validated.

The doctors said visual snow was only when you saw snow/dots falling. That isn’t what I see. I have this. My weird-eye thing has a name now. I have no words.

Oh. I totally thought this was just a normal eye thing. Apparently I have visual snow.

I’ve spent a significant portion of my life trying to explain this phenomenon to my optometrists in an attempt to get rid of it.

Wait everybody doesn’t see this all the time? OMG I thought this came standard.

…yeah i didn’t realize that not everyone did that, either. huh. neat!

I dunno about the “hyperobservant” part though because I have all of those symptoms and a lot of it has to do with how I’m so near-sighted that my retinas, being so misshapen, do all kinds of weird things with light processing (and also they have weak points so I have more bits of eye matter floating around in there)

also if you start seeing more snow than usual it could be a sign of an impending retinal detachment so don’t just write it off as, like, extra specialness

Seeing the swirling colours when you close your eyes isn’t standard? I’m so confused right now.

its not standard????

Okay wtf. What do other people see when they close their eyes then?

Posted 4 hours ago

curryuku:

foervraengd:

elliotoille:

felt like doing a tutorial thingy (what should I call these??) again! I think I’ll make a tag for these in case I do more. This time I’m gonna talk a little about how angles affect how clothing falls aaaand stuff. here we go…

Given: The first drawing of these three is how the clothing naturally wants to fall, how it is made to be shaped. Or, whichever pose you could take that will give the garment the least amount of creases.

  • I’ll actually talk about the green first; this is a representation of the hip box, which itself is a representation/simplification of your whole pelvis area. You see how your legs and hip box oppose angles here. in almost all poses except standing straight, your hip box and legs will create a bent angle, which affects how clothes fall.
  • The red/blue is the skirt (obvs), the red specifically is the ellipses of the top and bottom openings of the skirt. This skirt is very stiff material for the sake of this example, so notice how the two ellipses always match eachother. the top ellipse is where the skirt is actually attached to the body, so it’s the boss; the bottom ellipse will more or less do exactly what the top one does.
  • here’s where the fact that the legs and hip box are at different angles becomes important. The top of the skirt is attached to the hip box, but the bottom ellipse is in the realm of the legs. The orange lampshade shape diagram there is a simplification of this. It is very much like if you were to tilt a lampshade. The side you are bending towards will hug the body and create creases. The side you are bending away from will fall off the body in a straight line.

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It even works with pants, though as the bottom ellipse(s) gets farther away from the top there’s more room for the garment to get distorted by gravity, perspective, and bent knees and such. But with this last example you can really see how the side touching the legs really hugs the body underneath, whereas the other side hangs off of it in a straighter, crease-less line.

Dresses are a little different because their top ellipse is attached to your torso/ribcage mass rather than the hip box.

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Much of the time you get the same result as with a skirt. However if the hip box and ribcage mass are opposed sideways rather than forward or backward, it becomes a little tougher:

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You can see in the third drawing how a shirt and a skirt together would fall in opposite ways if your body is bent sideways. If the shirt is long, just like I mentioned above about the long pants, there is more distortion of this effect.

I’ll take what I said above, “The side you are bending away from will fall off the body in a straight line”, and add a bit to the end: “… until it hits something.” In the fourth drawing above, the garment is falling off the body in a straight line on the right side. If you lengthen the garment:

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The straight side continues down as normal until it hits the leg and becomes the body-hugging side. in response to that, the body-hugging side from farther up becomes the straight side when it falls off the hip.

Aaand with that I think I’ll stop lol. I hope that wasn’t hard to understand. It’s easy to do yourself, just wear a skirt or some loose pajama pants and take hula poses in the mirror lol.

For all of you who have been longing for ME to make a tutorial about clothes, I truly recommend you to read this post. Since it covers the area in clothing that many other tutorials never mention, clothing is more than just “drawing folds and wrinkles”, it’s about knowing how the design and the behavior of our bodies affect it.

So yeah.

Read this. Please. It’s so easy explained.

rebloging for future reffs

Posted 4 hours ago

poop-fart-princess:

poyzn:

Animals that are unbelievably awesome.

are you KIDDING that last picture is so full of ACTION and DRAMA why aren’t we talking about it

Posted 4 hours ago

mistress-laufeyson:

ramon-salamander:

witchlingfumbles:

GUISE

GUISE

IF YOU HIT “X+C” IT SHUTS OFF EVERY GIF ON YOUR DASH

EVERY SINGLE ONE TURNS TO A LITTLE GREY BOX WITH A LOCK

GUISE

TUMBLR HAS MADE ITSELF SAFE FOR EPILEPTICS

PASS IT ON

I BRING FORTH THIS KNOWLEDGE TO ANY FELLOW TUMBLRITES/SEIZURE-PRONE PEOPLE THAT MAY FOLLOW ME

KINDLY THANK THE OP FOR THIS KNOWLEDGE

I AM A HUMBLE MESSENGER

oh i thought this would be useful for when your parents walk by but ok

(Source: nosuchthingasfiction)

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xadorkablemarinax:

asexualmew:

benepla:

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Okay, so,
Maggie is Pikachu from PokemonLisa is Mikasa from SNKBart is Naruto from NarutoHomer is Zoro from One PieceMarge is Rangiku from BleachWho is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?

Haku from Spirited Away

xadorkablemarinax:

asexualmew:

benepla:

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Okay, so,

Maggie is Pikachu from Pokemon
Lisa is Mikasa from SNK
Bart is Naruto from Naruto
Homer is Zoro from One Piece
Marge is Rangiku from Bleach

Who is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?

Haku from Spirited Away

(Source: coalgirls)

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yourindiemusic:

Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk

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lezagna:

zubat:

A collection of my greatest hits.

They are perfect omfg

Posted 5 hours ago

justablueumbrella:

A writer for the new york times interviewed a series of people who had survived jumping off the golden gate bridge. Every person she interviewed admitted that about two thirds of the way down, they realized that every seemingly meaningless problem that caused them to jump was fixable.

Every single one.

THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

(Source: waste-it-dreaming)

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eagles-lair - Dan on his way to steal yo ass 

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I didn’t notice this at all woops

Rules: 

1. Post the rules. 
2. Answer the questions the tagger asked you and make eleven new ones.
3.Tag eleven people and link them to your post.
4. Let them know you have tagged them.

What’s your favourite Pokemon (if you play/watch it, if not then ‘mythical creature’ ^_^ )?

i always have to look up her name but Banette is my fav lil’ ghostie.

What’s your favourite manga/anime at the moment (or TV/book series)?

Fairy Tail / One Piece no matter what!

What’s your favourite pastime?

Reading

What’s your favourite food?

Sweet pastriessss

Are you still studying? (i.e. School/College/University)

Yeah

Where is your favourite place in the world?

On the Cornish beaches!

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Nope

Do you have any pets?

Not anymore 

When you go out with friends, what do you order to drink?

During the day Sprite, during the night a Malibu and Coke probably

If you could travel to another time or into one of your favourite TV series or books, what would you do?

If it was FT or OP I’d hope to hell I get magic/devil fruit powers! Else I’d die xD

If you had ‘Death Note’, would you use it?

Justin Bieber.

My Eleven for whoever cares are:

  • Favourite Actor/Why
  • Favourite Book/Movie Character
  • What genre of music do you listen to most
  • Zombies or Vampires or Werewolves?
  • Childhood best friend?
  • A fictional character you’d date / why
  • If you’re the kinda fan to buy merch what do you buy? (T-shirts, figurines, etc)
  • Favourite outfit/item of clothing
  • Favourite YouTubers?
  • PlayStation or xBox
  • Do you prefer to keep personal photos in photo albums where they’re safe or have them visible in frames/on the walls?