things that change when you get your own apartment/house:
- no pants all the time
- peeing with the door open
- making breakfast in your underwear
- making breakfast naked
- playing music, movies, and video games whenever and however you please
- except when your neighbors call the cops
- sit on your balcony and stare creepily at anyone passing by
- chat with your balcony neighbors
- Paramore’s Ain’t It Fun becomes sad instead of exciting and actually, you know, fun
- i’m so alone
I’ll relate groundbreaking science research to whomever I please, thank you. No, that is not the only reason I care. However, these disabled characters are serious role models to me. They have changed my life in one way or another. To me, they are real.
Therefore, when I see something that relates to them, I’m going to think about them. About the fact that Edward Elric or Hiccup could feel through their prosthetics, or whatever awesome lengths humanity has come to that day. It excites me that they could experience that, that humanity has come so far, and that this could change their lives.
If I personally knew a person who had lost a limb, would I think of them as well? Probably. Still doesn’t change that these characters are important to me. They’ve saved my life more than once. In a world of unrelatable, distant assholes, I’ve found a few kids who I can see myself in.
Now I have a question for you: do you not care about these amputees purely because they’re fictional? Do you not realize that people EXPLODED with EXCITEMENT over the fact that an amazing movie like How to Train Your Dragon and HTTYD2 starred a boy and a dragon amputees, and they were fucking AWESOME, and it wasn’t overplayed and it was just perfect?
These characters matter because we relate to them. These characters matter because we find ourselves in them.
And these characters matter because someone created them. Someone cared enough. And because these characters still exist, we know people STILL care. Still relate to them. And are still being saved by them.
If you don’t understand this, then I guess we’re done here.
i have so many thoughts, feelings, and expressions
but not enough skill to turn them into a text post
Deadpool V4 #12
The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.
The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
The wiring of his new bionic hand will be connected to the patient’s nervous system with the hope that the man will be able to control the movements of the hand as well as receiving touch signals from the hand’s skin sensors.
Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.
This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand.
“This is real progress, real hope for amputees. It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping,” Dr Micera said.
“It is clear that the more sensory feeling an amputee has, the more likely you will get full acceptance of that limb,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.
“We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next year,” he said.
DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS???
TO DO THIS MEANS WE CAN FINALLY STITCH AXONS (LONG PART OF NEURON OR NERVE CELL THAT TRANSPORTS SIGNALS FROM JUNCTIONS BACK TO THE BRAIN) BACK TOGETHER
DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW IMPOSSIBLE THAT WAS? TO ALIGN THE DAMAGED AXONS BACK TOGETHER WAS IMPOSSIBLE
WITH THIS BREAK THROUGH YOU COULD EVENTUALLY WORK UP TO GIVING THE ABILITY TO WALK AND MOVE AGAIN TO THOSE WHO CUT THEIR SPINAL CORD IN AN ACCIDENT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
THIS. IS. AMAZING.