Or Perhaps It's the Head that I Found in the Lake

23. BMC '13. Citizen of the World. Cosplayer|Writer|Actor|Artist

Please use either ZE / THEM pronouns for me, thanks! If you like eclectic tumblrs, you've come to the right place. This means I tend to reblog anything that catches my attention, whatever it may be (really). Otherwise all there really is to know about me is that I'm studying to be a neurologist, cook for a living until I earn my medical license, and spend much more time on cosplaying than is decidedly necessary. I also tag all of my posts obsessively, so if you ever need it, I'll gladly give you a list of my tags to tumblr saviour! Also, if you want me to see something, either tag it 'themidnightpost' or just submit it here! For the moment I'm here to procrastinate; and so far, it's working.

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9 hours ago with 232,923 notes
#first post of october so it's gonna be a skeleton
#wtf i love you tumblr
#beautiful things
#art
#photography

wolves-within:

koobaxion:

itscolossal:

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France

it’s a fucking sculpture I almost shat a goddamn cathedral I thought the serpent lords had come to reclaim the fucking earth

"i almost shat a goddamn cathedral"

1 day ago with 359,411 notes
#SAME
#before seeing the second photo i was so angry it was ridiculous
#beautiful things
#photography

thebaconsandwichofregret:

tubaplaysmatt:

mailbomb:

stargh0st:

hankpeters:

i’m so fucking pissed off at this picture

wwhat the fuck….

I FUCKING LOVE THIS

oh my god thank you for the second perspective, it honestly makes me feel way less stressed about this image, you have no idea

2 days ago with 271,269 notes
#yes this
#science
#THIS IS IMPORTANT
#hiv
#science is awesome

anyagee:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:

Engagdget

DailyTech

CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time

Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.

ALL OF IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

Here’s the link to the journal article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Yes, I know you need a subscription to access PNAS articles, but if you don’t have a university library to look it up in you can at least see the abstract.  I really like linking back to the actual scientific paper because what the specific research for a project says is important in science reporting.

From the Discussion:

The Cas9/gRNA technology platform is facile, versatile and improving rapidly, and clinical application is anticipated, particularly in the fields of virus infection, genetic diseases, and cancer. Here, we found that LTR-directed gRNA/Cas9 eradicates the HIV-1 genome and effectively immunizes target cells against HIV-1 reactivation and infection with high specificity and efficiency. These properties may provide a viable path toward a permanent or “sterile” HIV-1 cure, and perhaps provide a means to eradicate and vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses. In the current study, we have mainly focused our efforts on myeloid lineage cells (microglia/macrophage), which are the primary cell types that harbor HIV-1 in the brain. However, this proof of concept is certainly applicable to any other cell type, including T-lymphoid cells, astrocytes, and neural stem cells.

They’ve been successful with a model for one type of cell that can be infected with HIV, so to continue the research, other types of cells need to be tested. They need to see if HIV can be removed from those at a high rate of success with little damage to anything that’s not HIV. They also would need to look at different types of HIV since it has various mutations. They are still not close to anything like a clinical trial, but this is still pretty awesome!

4 days ago with 8,270 notes
#bwahahaha yes
#lol whoops
#dramatical murder

prinseisa:

fuck u aoba

4 days ago
#marshmallowfeferi
#askbox funtimes
I'M EXCITED TO BE IN THE SAME COSPLAY GROUP AS YOU, I'M BEING FEFERI IN THE KATSU STEAMPUNK GROUP we can be all regal as shit together uwu

Ahh I’m really excited to be in the group with you, too! Steampunk Dolorosa is one of my favourite cosplays to have made, and I can’t wait to wear it again along with your design as well!

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6 days ago with 2,590 notes
#hell frickin yes
#beautiful things
#makeup
#face off

inmydreamsofcolor:

Can we talk about Face Off

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because look at this shit

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Fucking gorgeous

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This is art

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people create all of this

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over the span of three days

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and it looks so incredible

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and every one of the pieces are so unique

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this is all silicone, foam, and paint

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all put together to create these characters

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it blows my mind

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I am astounded

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the amount of detail in some of these

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Makeup is so fucking rad

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Face Off, guys

1 week ago
#rebloghogs
#askbox funtimes
I just noticed that we're gonna be the in the same steampunk group at katsu :o waat~

Whoa, you’re right!! Holy crap, I can’t wait to see your Steampunk Damara, you’re going to be amazing!

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1 week ago with 1 note
#midnight livestreams

Welcome back, livestreamers!

Just reminding those who follow my livestream that we’re back on our regular schedule this week, and will be finishing up the DMMD anime before starting our playthrough of Lamento - Beyond the Void. It will be at 9pm EST, so in about an hour and a half! I hope to see you there~

1 week ago with 1 note
#i don't think i articulated myself well here i'm still really tired i tried though
#Anonymous
#askbox funtimes
#every hour is anon hour
#Misogyny at work

I definitely understand where you’re coming from, and even agree with you. Heck, it’s the same argument I give when people ask how someone like me, who’s a survivor of abuse and sexual assault, can play and even enjoy games like DRAMAtical Murder which feature pretty graphic depictions of the above. There is something to be said about not being afraid to tackle dark stories and rather ugly themes, especially since playing through some of them can be cathartic for some people.

What the post I reblogged is talking specifically about though, is how there are so many games that perpetuate misogyny to varying degrees, and that when a woman published a web series that examines and exposes video game misogyny, she received so many threats (several with identifying information about her, which demonstrated how serious the people behind them were) that she has to go into hiding. Not only is that not okay, it’s demonstrative of how strong the undercurrent of hatred for women is in some aspects of gaming culture. That isn’t to say of course that all developers/players are like that (oh man though if I end up presented with a “Not all ___” argument, I swear to god), but it’s still important to remember that the odds are against women in many ways in this industry, and that shutting down attempts to bring it to light can award you the same violence you’re trying to decry.

Just some food for thought.

1 week ago with 9,545 notes
#ngl this track is one of the very few things that can put me into a meditative state
#ear candy
#Beautiful Music
#dramatical murder

slybluesdong:

use headphones

right ear: track 20 (jellyfish song)
left ear: track 21 (malfunctioning jellyfish song)