Whoever came to otakon as Ratchet and Clank-I LOVE YOU I MISS YOU
I LOVE YOU TOO, RANDOM OTAKONER!
Actually, you were Bigby? I am pretty sure I saw you on Saturday. :)
Yup! I was Bigby alright! I was only there Friday and Saturday, so you probably did catch me! (my hair still is a little stiff from all my hair spray lol!)
I’m glad I turned out to be right about it being you demz, I had just been looking to see if anyone had commented on your costume
Guardians of the Galaxy thoughts
I just got back from the local pre-screening of Guardians. I absolutely loved it. Every character plays a part and is treated with both respect and jokes at various points. It had the perfect blend of drama and comedy in my opinion. Also in my opinion it has the ULtIMATE post credits scene.
What I did at my brother’s birthday gathering. Cyclonus feels pretty. Oh well, at least he got to keep the sword.
this is one of the things that happens when you have a couple Kreons and a buttload of LEGO spare parts
Small Victory for Autism Awareness
I received an e-mail regarding a fundraiser a local toy store is having regarding Autism Awareness. Unfortunately it was being sponsored by Autism Speaks. I sent them an e-mail explaining some of the problems with that organization and a link to ASAN as an alternative. I just received this e-mail back:
I found your email enlightening. After reading it I did some additional research including your suggestion to check into t
he Autistic Self Advocacy Network. The difference in the approaches of each organization is remarkable. As Autism Speaks seems to approach Autism as something that needs to be cured, the organization you suggested ASAN works to empower Autistic people to be self-sufficient. I think you make a very valid point with your comments and I sincerely appreciate the feedback. I will continue to do further research and I will definitely consider switching to
the Autistic Self Advocacy Network if we have the opportunity to have another fundraiser for Autism in the future.
Compare to the response Lindt gave my sister: http://demidevl.tumblr.com/post/81420618087/geekdame-skyliting-far-too-rad
This local toy store, The Learning Express, actually read my e-mail and the information provided.
i made full-colored strip… wow
Do you see this, boydsnest? THIS IS WHAT WE COULD BE. SO MAGICAL. But you’d rather target your poor sister…
Just saw this, if you sucked more you wouldn’t get rebalanced and we’d stay on the same team
friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
Yeah, I used to support them until my brother, who has Asperger’s, explained to me what a terrible organization they are. Please do not support this group if you can help it.
VERY Important. (Thanks for reblogging this Demz)
Toys R Us was having a buy 2 for $15 sale on basic Hero Mashers, I decided to pickup Doctor Doom and Spider-man. These are my first Hero Mashers and I have to say I love them. First picture is just the figures as themselves, The second shows their different parts, I appear to have missed Spidey’s webbing. Strangely Doctor Doom has two right thighs, I thought this was a packaging error at first, but the box confirms that he does have two right thighs. Last picture shows me combining at random, I call them The Doom Spider and Doctor Parker.
Overall I love these, and will be very happy once the Transformers Hero Mashers come out since they have been confirmed to be compatible. Imagine Doom with Megatron’s Fusion Cannon, or Springer with Thor’s cape, or even Hulk with Grimlock’s T-Rex head and feet.