A round of sketch requests, psychic 7 edition (no fords bc no one requested him, rip peepaw)
You got old people hangin out in the top row
Sad families starting to connect again in the second row
And old people bein friendly to the youngsters in the third row (additional context for the last 2 being a cute request about Helmut being Frazie’s intern mentor)
I started cracking my knuckles in fifth grade. My parents asked me why, and I told them it made the pain go away. My parents told me that I was too young for my joints to hurt, and that I would ruin them if I kept cracking them.
By the time was fourteen or fifteen and entering high school, I hadn’t stopped cracking my knuckles. The hurt more, and the relief was more. I was convinced that I had arthritis.
My parents told me that I was too young to have arthritis.
Fast forward thirty seven years when my joints take a dive and I cannot even get out of bed on some days. I take chemo therapy pills twice a week, and I have two injections of chemotherapy ever four months. I have to take two medications every day just to manage the pain the chemotherapy doesn’t cover.
This at least allows me to get out of bed and on most days it allows me to go to school. It doesn’t make the pain go away, and on bad days I want to cry it gets so bad.
The diagnosis? Early Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis.
It went unchecked for twenty five years, my immune system eating away at my joints like a buffet even though I wanted to go to the doctor from day one.
If I had gone to the doctor and I had been wrong - they found nothing - well, we would have been out a few bucks for the doctor’s visit.If I was right - and I was right - I would have been treated for 20 years.
If I had gone to the doctor on my insistence that I had arthritis at fifteen, I would not be in pain today. This would have been treated twenty years go.
Do I support minor self diagnosis?
I would rather a minor self diagnose and be wrong than a minor ignore their body and suffer for 20 years like me. No one is harmed by listening to a minor and taking their concerns seriously. But that minor might be harmed for the rest of their life you ignore them.
My choice is always to listen to the minors about their bodies.
I’m a gay man and not a lesbian but I just love how there are certain videos I can look at and say “I know the ‘not to be a lesbian but oh my god’ tags must be in the notes” and then I look and there they are
I love lesbians and I love videos that make lesbians go “oh my god”. mlm wlw solidarity
Development files for Yoshi’s Island contain graphics for an early version of Baby Bowser’s final boss form. Like in the finished game, he was intended to approach Yoshi from the background of the arena. Here is a still image of the design and a mock-up of his animation as he would approach Yoshi.
those are some fuckin AWESOME names you got there dude, good on you! -Vigil
Aww thank u!! 💗
Something needs to be done about teachers who hate kids tbh
My sister is currently getting her doctorate in child psychology & education, but years ago she worked as a substitute english teacher at a high school in nyc. She spent half a year subbing for a woman who was out for surgery, and had been teaching english there for years and years. Most of the kids in this class were remedial; they had failed english before and had to retake it. Most of them hated the class, and they hated literature, because they had been made to feel unintelligent. My sister decided to introduce them to poetry, which was a little easier to digest than long form prose, and had them read Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice.” And the kids loved it! They connected with it, they were spirited and engaged in class for the first time all year. They wrote their own poetry! They started seeking out and reading poetry on their own! They were all on track to get a C, B or A in that class. And then the original teacher returned and failed every single student, to “teach them all a lesson”. That was the moment my sister decided to go into administration so she could hopefully prevent that sort of thing from happening. But it’s difficult. Despite numerous complaints from parents and other teachers, that teacher had a job there for decades. She continued to have a job there. There are a lot of teachers like her, wielding power and taking their frustrations out on kids, especially disabled and remedial kids. And students have so few advocates in the classroom.
I finally played Psychonauts and I liked it entirely Too Much, anyway Rhombus of Ruin is upsetting and i had to make a comic about it enjoy