100lb of Magnetic Putty
science side of tumblr, please explain
I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE HIm AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETTY CHEERLEAder
he’s the prettiest cheerleader of the all
"I want to share a cautionary tale with you guys. I make light of it, but it’s a very serious issue we don’t really think about until it’s too late. Until this year, I actually really never cared about getting accurate eye colors for my cosplays. I’ve been wearing prescription lenses since around 2003. But this year I decided to start getting some SFX contact lenses. I even got a contact lens sponsorship that I abused. However. I thoroughly regret it now. I suffered a huge injury all because I didn’t get contact lenses from my doctor. In cosplay, it’s very tempting to buy from these SFX contact sellers because it’s convenient and it’s relatively more cost friendly. (I say relatively because the medical bills from this injury have amounted to many times more than the costs I’ve spent on lenses.) After wearing some lenses on Saturday of SDCC, my eye suffered a 90% corneal abrasion. That number is very high and abnormal for just a contact lens. It’s usually from a more violent trauma. At first, the guess was that I was wearing the wrong size. (The diameter isn’t the only important measurement when getting properly fitted lenses.) I saw 4 different doctors and after some time it was determined that it was the quality of the lenses. My lens provided almost no oxygen to my eye, it melded, and when I took out my lens, it took out 90% of my cornea with it. They were concerned that the damage was so severe I might actually go blind from it.
It was extremely painful and ugly and just awful. At one point I was trying so hard to force myself not to cry and scream because it hurt so bad but the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me and that was so frustrating.
I couldn’t even open my right eye, because it hurt to squeeze my left eye even the slightest bit. It took over a week and a half to heal the abrasion. Now I’m left with scarring and clouding which is causing blindness. I’m legally blind in my left eye right now which is to say I can “see” but it’s beyond blurry. If I stay this way, it means this eye will never have a prescription that will provide me with any visual accuracy in that eye. I’ve been upgraded to steroids. The clouding has reduced a very low percentage, but I haven’t regained any of my vision. The doctors are hopeful, but it’s not certain I’ll regain my vision. The process takes over a month to heal. Some people have it worse from this injury and lose ALL eyesight. I’m very lucky.
So moral of this story? I really hope I motivate at least one cosplayer never to order contact lenses from sources outside of your optometrist or websites that are recommended by/require prescriptions from optometrists. I know colored contacts are so tempting for accuracy, and a fun look, but if they do not come from trusted sources, you are just risking your safety and health for cheap, harmful quality.
This photo is from last Thursday and Friday. After a whole week I was finally able to open my eye.
Something I didn’t know is that purchasing contact lenses outside of your doctor is actually ILLEGAL in some states. It’s illegal in California. Do some research on your states laws before you buy them too!
*** I’m seeing these comments and getting messages with a bunch of incorrect facts.***
- Corneal abrasions are NOT rare. Corneal abrasions from contact lenses are the top reason for most corneal abrasions. Not all cases are as extreme as mine. And mine wasn’t even the most extreme case.
- Some people said I would’ve felt it immediately and taken my contact lens out. FALSE. I wore my contact lenses for close to 8 hours with out a single sign of pain or discomfort. The injury occurred when I was taking my lenses out.
- This was NOT the first time I wore SFX lenses. And this was NOT the first time I wore contact lenses. I’ve been wearing lenses for 10 years.
- This was NOT a matter of incorrect sizing, but a matter of QUALITY OF PRODUCT. I was using Pinky Paradise lenses. If you’ve been using Pinky Paradise, good for you. So was I. If you want to continue to use them, good. for. you. I am merely sharing my story as it could happen to ANY ONE even if they’ve been wearing a certain brand for a long time, LIKE ME.
I am choosing not to risk quality of product to save a few bucks any more. I don’t even know if I’ll regain vision in my eye so saving $10 and a few doctors visit was NOT worth it to me.”
I haven’t seen this around tumblr yet but knowing that pinkyparadise is a popular contact lens provider for the cosplay community, I had to share this here. Please, please be careful when it comes to contact lenses you guys.
Boost this like crazy.
I know it might seem “frustrating” if a company won’t take your money without a current prescription- been there done that. But trust me- you do NOT want to mess around with medical devices. Contact lenses, like prescription medicine, should only be used WITH a prescription specific to you.
As a paranormal/horror blogger I can assure you these child abuse ads are the most scariest and saddest thing I’ve ever seen. Probably because things like that are happening RIGHT NOW at this very INSTANT.
And it’s horrifying but hopefully these ads bring more attention towards it.
I got these from this buzzfeed article. You can view more ads and the sources for these ads there as well.
seasonal fashion according to me
god i hate summer
Yup, still relevant.
It’s Time to Speak Up for Salmon!
Kayla Brown, Hupa, stands with Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, for Rivers and Water.
The Hupa People are in a crisis situation, with a potential repeat of the 2002 salmon kill on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Because the Bureau of Reclamation is refusing to let enough water out of the dams, the rivers are too low and too warm, and the salmon are beginning to show signs of disease.
baba yaga’s chicken-legged hut trundles over a blackberry-brambled hill where fireflies lurk, past snaily undergrowth, and into the purple night.
Funniest thing I’ve seen all day. They stole our land, tried to steal our hummus, tabouli, falafel and our whole culture, now they are trying to appropriate our kuffiyeh? They are trying to steal the symbol of resistance against the oppression they inflicted on us? I am so done with these idiots. They are so insecure, they know they have no culture, Israel is not a people, it’s a racist organization that has no relation with semitism or the Middle East and they’re trying to justify their pitiful existence. Lord give me patience.
This is epically wrong….
'Original semitic' keffiyeh, huh? WOW.
but a palestinian wears it and they’re called a terrorist.
Rule 1: Always post the rules.
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them.
Rule 5: Tell the person that tagged you when you’ve answered the questions.
1. What is your favorite, not most cost or time effective, but your favorite?
I feel like there’s possibly a word missing from the question? Therefore, my answer will just be David Bowie. *firm nod*
2. Where have you visited before that you would like to go back to again?
Yachats, Oregon, or Edmonton, Alberta. The first is a really lovely little coast town that I’ve only been to once, the second is the home of one of my best friends and I’ve also only been there once.
3. Name 3 of your favorite items that are not your phone or computer.
Does my dog count? I don’t know if I have favorite *items* so much as favorite *genres* of items. So, 1) my books, 2) my art supplies, 3) my address book of friend’s mailing addresses.
4. Name one (or some things) that you think think you cook really well.
I think I make good sweet and mango lassies, but that’s not really *cooking*. I bake a mean vegan blueberry banana bread & a tasty crock-pot aloo gobi?
5. If you were to come to my house for dinner what is one thing I should NOT feed you.
Um, meat. But you’d already not feed me that. I don’t get along with spicy things, so peppers basically.
6. What was your favorite cartoon as a child?
It’s a tie between Sailor Moon & Gargoyles.
7. Will you support my Kickstarter to reprint my book, Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture? (sorry/not sorry)
Yes, when I get more monies. I just need to figure out what level I can manage…
8. Do you have a pet? If you do, tell me about your animal friend. If you don’t, what kind of animal friend would you like?
My animal friend is Ziggy (Stardust), an almost-17-years-old chihuahua/rat terrier mix my family rescued from the animal shelter nearly 12 years ago. I love him to bits and he sleeps in my bed almost every night. He’s pretty quiet and low-key, except for when my mom gets home from being gone - he’ll cry and generally be obnoxious until she’s in the door. He’ll also get uppity if someone’s eating french fries. Because he loves french fries and demands some if they’re in the house. Since he’s getting up there in age, he has kidney disease, so we have to feed him prescribed food, but we make it tastier for him by lacing it with baby food. (Thus making the witches-love-jars part of me VERY HAPPY.) He also has some back problems at this point, so sometimes he walks really strangely and I have to keep an eye out to determine if he’s shivering because he’s a) cold, b) in pain, or c) just fucking shivering.
BONUS PICTURE OF DOGBABY:
9. Do you get along with your parents?
I get along with my mom 95% of the time. I don’t get along with my father, but for the time being I still live with them both. Makes life…interesting.
10. What was you very first favorite band?
The Spice Girls, probably. I still listen to them occasionally, too.
I don’t have questions to ask, I just enjoy filling these things out. ;P