Tomorrow is going to be so incredibly painful. In the OR from 0500-1900, and that’s assuming everything goes to plan.
At least I’ll be with a fantastic attending.
Today was great, though! Only ten hours, and I got to intubate, plus the fellow did a lot of teaching while we were on cp bypass.
Viva is perhaps more serious than the other three. She’s a girl who wants to move up in the world. She is very responsible towards her friends; she cares about their well-being and has a nurturing side. She’s sensible and very highly motivated to do well at school, go to university and have a career.
reblog and make a wish!
this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)
OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS
holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.
I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT
SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP
WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????
ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE
OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYE
Last month I made a wish that my mum would get a house a week after that she got a house so I believe it worked
I got a relationship from this.
How many women can you guess? Do you remember/know what each one of them did/discovered?
Once you make your guess, head over to All Science, All the Time to see if you were right:http://ow.ly/pXjrG
Oh wow, that’s AN AWESOME LIST OF WHITE WOMEN SCIENTISTS! But how could you forget:
Asima Chatterjee: The awesome Indian woman who help discover drugs we use to treat cancer, malaria, and epilepsy!
Chien-Shiung Wu: THE FIRST LADY OF PHYSICS?!
Ellen Ochoa: The first Latina in SPACE! AND the First Latina Director of the Johnson Space Center.
Oo, and don’t forget!!
Flossie Wong-Staal: The woman that successfully map HIV and pave the way to prove that HIV causes AIDS.
Mae Jemison: First Black woman IN SPACE!!! And worked the first flight into space after the Challenger Accident.
But don’t stop!
Patricia Bath: The First Black woman doctor awarded a patent for a medical device: a laser that removes cataracts! (Fancy that!)
AND THE BOSSEST!
Shirley Ann Jackson: The first Black woman to earn a PhD from MIT in nuclear physics.
Hot damn! Women of Color in Science!!!
like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this
there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place
that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.
but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.
i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.
it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.
and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”
no, it’s not
it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.
One of the prevailing theories right now is that dystopias and “gritty” fiction are so popular because life’s going pretty rough for a lot of people these days. (Income disparity, etc etc etc.) And I can see a lot of value in fiction that emphasizes the heroes being able to triumph eventually over a Byzantine and horrible system that codifies unfairness and grinds people into dust. (Even if the price of that triumph is high.)
But I also think there’s a big difference that needs to be understood between the dark, dystopian backdrop (and right now, man, even I have some serious dystopia fatigue) and this constant attempt to make characters “edgy” and “dark” and morally ambiguous. I think the most recent, egregious example of that was in Man of Steel, when a situation is manufactured to force Superman to kill Zod. But it also makes me keep thinking back to one of the disagreements I had with Stina during the recent Skiffy and Fanty in which we discussed BBC’s Sherlock.
A character having a moral center or a sense of hope or empathy with others does not perforce mean they have no complexity or that the world they occupy is black and white. Just look around us. The world can be a shitty place sometimes. And yet most people—and the ultimate goal of a good character is for them to be as complex and fully realized as a person—manage to be good, and loving, and empathetic, and have faith in others. And of course, sometimes we fail to be those things, and that is part of what makes us human. Then we get over our failures and find new ways to fail.
Frankly, I think it actually takes that complexity away from a character, to reduce them to a series of (often contrived) traumas and then never let them move past it because manpain is gritty and somehow sexy.
Living things grow.
"maybe the wider than expected demographic appeal of my little pony is a bellwether for the destigmatization of femininity" — me, in 2011, being the most wrong about anything i’ve ever been in my entire life
also, having spoken with both parents about the shitshow that is Lucy, we are all in full agreement that Luc Besson and the writers did absolutely zero research on Taiwan and that the movie is not worth our time or money.
like dad told me: they didn’t realize…
Actually I am going to support this movie.
How many movies are female lead this year? How many? Answer: not a whole lot. This bothers me!
And yes, it is important that countries aren’t whitewashed but I’m okay with fictional representation of places, even when bad misrepresentations. Mostly because I ignore it and just look at the pretty cityscapes- that’s what makes me want to visit a place- footage. (I would go to Hong Kong in a heartbeat to check out kaiju bone temples if they were real. Not to join their crazy as fuck cult.)
I’m not okay with the lack of women actors in popular culture. This movie doesn’t have to be perfect to be a stepping stone for more female actor-based movies that can pass a freaking Bechdel test.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE!
Good to know that you don’t care about PoC at all.
Good to know that our countries are nothing but pretty backdrops to you and not, you know, actual places and homes for some of us, including my family. I’m not OK at all with Luc Besson flagrantly misrepresenting the country my parents came from and one I have strong ties with.
And yeah, actually, I want a movie with a female lead, but we can have that without stepping on PoC (especially WoC) in the process. Why should WoC have to pay the price of seeing members of their race killed onscreen and our countries reduced to scenery just so you can have your white heroine?
Think about that for a moment. There’s ‘perfect is the enemy of good’ and then there’s white feminist garbage that shuts out and degrades WoC.
If your feminism isn’t intersectional? It’s trash.
This just in: tumblr user ellerhinehart only cares about oppression when it happens her.
"How many movies are female lead this year? How many? Answer: not a whole lot. This bothers me!"
Obviously, we are all unhappy with the lack of female leads in the industry. What you and other white feminists don’t get is that when WOC say that we don’t support the film Lucy, you hear, “We don’t care about women! We don’t care about the little representation we, as women, get!” but all we’re really saying is, “Hey, this movie is racist. This movie perpetuates really terrible stereotypes and so it’s not something we support, even though it has a female protagonist.”
"And yes, it is important that countries aren’t whitewashed but I’m okay with fictional representation of places, even when bad misrepresentations."
Are you aware that even fictional representations of places have a severe impact on the way that audiences view foreign places? Are you aware that misrepresentations are what fosters stereotypes and the pigeonholing of an entire country/region/continent? ACCURATE REPRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING.
"Mostly because I ignore it and just look at the pretty cityscapes- that’s what makes me want to visit a place- footage."
That’s actually so gross. You just openly admitted that you turn a blind eye to everything that’s wrong with this film for the sake of your own cinematic experience. Of course YOU can ignore it, you aren’t apart of the group directly affected by it! YOU get to leave the theater thinking, “Wow, that was an empowering movie! Representation!!!! I love feminism!!!!!!” But others, they aren’t as lucky. They walk out feeling crummy because YET AGAIN, the media has managed to perpetuate these disgusting, racist tropes that were born out of this Western fear of “others.” They walk out feeling betrayed by others so-called feminists, LIKE YOU, who care about women!!!!!! but not really.
Just like tumblr user isanah said, if your feminism isn’t intersectional, it’s trash. If you’re not here for women of color, then you’re not here for women at all. You don’t get to pick and choose who gets positive representation. You don’t get to decide what’s racist and what’s not because you aren’t apart of the marginalized group that has to face it every.single.day. WOC are just as unhappy as you are about not having enough female leads, but you also need to acknowledge that we are also unhappy about a predominantly white industry turning yet another foreign country into some ~*exotic*~ playground to feed its weird fascination with othering people of color.
And another thing that’s got me angry:
When someone apart of the group of people that is being misrepresented tells you that they aren’t ok with their people, country, and culture being exotified and othered, you listen to them.
When someone who has lived experiences you will never be able to know that are directly related to the thing you are discussing, you listen to them.
So, when tumblr user isanah and many other Taiwanese women tell you that this movie is disgusting and racist, guess what? YOU LISTEN TO THEM.
How dare you try to speak over the voices that matter most in this discussion. How dare you try to silence isanah and others who understand the harm that this movie is capable of inflicting.
WOC don’t need your whitewashed feminism. We never have and we never will.