Observations & Frustrations

Observations & Frustrations

tamorapierce:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Remembering African-American Victims Injured By Police Brutality In America
Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. (Pennsylvania): Tased By Pittsburgh Police While Praying & Giving Last Respects For His Deceased Stepson In A Hospital, Survived The Taser Attack, Has Now Sued Pittsburgh In A Civil Rights Lawsuit Over The Tasing
Reverend Earl Baldwin Jr. of Pittsburgh filed a civil rights lawsuit against police after they allegedly restrained and tased him in a hospital emergency room. Baldwin claims he was trying to pay his last respects to his dead stepson when the incident occurred.
According to Baldwin, he was trying to pray for 23-year-old Mileek Grissom in the UPMC Mercy Hospital, when officers pulled him away and tased him. “I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK,” Baldwin explained to WPXI. “I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK.”
Video from a hospital camera shows a distraught Baldwin handcuffed and surrounded by several officers trying to pull him away from his son, and one of the officers shooting him in the back with a taser. Officers say Baldwin was interfering while doctors tried to revive Grissom, but a family attorney says Grissom was dead and not being treated at the time.

The police department has not issued a statement about the lawsuit, but UPMC refutes Baldwin’s claim. “Clearly this was a stressful situation and a tragic loss for this family,” it said. “However, the allegations about the circumstances are inaccurate.”

Tori Baldwin, Grissom’s mother, was denied entry into the hospital at the time.
Source: Carimah Townes for ThinkProgress

Dammit, Pittsburgh.  Aren’t police-community relations bad enough?

tamorapierce:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Remembering African-American Victims Injured By Police Brutality In America

Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. (Pennsylvania): Tased By Pittsburgh Police While Praying & Giving Last Respects For His Deceased Stepson In A Hospital, Survived The Taser Attack, Has Now Sued Pittsburgh In A Civil Rights Lawsuit Over The Tasing

Reverend Earl Baldwin Jr. of Pittsburgh filed a civil rights lawsuit against police after they allegedly restrained and tased him in a hospital emergency room. Baldwin claims he was trying to pay his last respects to his dead stepson when the incident occurred.

According to Baldwin, he was trying to pray for 23-year-old Mileek Grissom in the UPMC Mercy Hospital, when officers pulled him away and tased him. “I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK,” Baldwin explained to WPXI. “I was going to do everything I could to make sure they were OK.”

Video from a hospital camera shows a distraught Baldwin handcuffed and surrounded by several officers trying to pull him away from his son, and one of the officers shooting him in the back with a taser. Officers say Baldwin was interfering while doctors tried to revive Grissom, but a family attorney says Grissom was dead and not being treated at the time.

The police department has not issued a statement about the lawsuit, but UPMC refutes Baldwin’s claim. “Clearly this was a stressful situation and a tragic loss for this family,” it said. “However, the allegations about the circumstances are inaccurate.”

Tori Baldwin, Grissom’s mother, was denied entry into the hospital at the time.

Source: Carimah Townes for ThinkProgress

Dammit, Pittsburgh.  Aren’t police-community relations bad enough?

beatonna:

steammanofthewest:

Man fighting bear dime novel cover, Beadle’s Frontier Series No. 11, 1908, Davy Crockett’s Boy Hunter by Edward Willett (1830-1899). (Inside title is David Crockett…) Digest-size novel. Willett also wrote a biography of Lt. Gen. Ulyysses S. Grant in 1865 (Beadle’s Dime Biographical Library No. 15). Almost all the books in this series reprinted Munro’s Ten Cent Novels.
The Steam Man of the West

the double pistol knife in yr face!  I would be as surprised as this bear

beatonna:

steammanofthewest:

Man fighting bear dime novel cover, Beadle’s Frontier Series No. 11, 1908, Davy Crockett’s Boy Hunter by Edward Willett (1830-1899). (Inside title is David Crockett…) Digest-size novel. Willett also wrote a biography of Lt. Gen. Ulyysses S. Grant in 1865 (Beadle’s Dime Biographical Library No. 15). Almost all the books in this series reprinted Munro’s Ten Cent Novels.

The Steam Man of the West

the double pistol knife in yr face!  I would be as surprised as this bear

funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.
funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.
This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.
There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.
Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.
That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.

funtimeswillbehadbynone:

the-goddamazon:

CIA War Mongering 101.

This shit is not just in the movies. They have done this and will continue to do this. The CIA is Machiavellian as shit and the only reason we know any of this shit now is because they don’t care that the information is released/leaked.

There must be way more black ops being done off the books that we can’t even begin to imagine.

The statistics and some of the basic history- the weapons were sold to Iran, not given. The money was used to fund Contras. Also, Noriega being deposed was a function of the war on drugs. Also, Diem was a dictator, just like the rest of South Vietnam’s leaders, so that one is not equivalent to the others on the list, IMO.

Arguably worse than what was mentioned here: we helped Saddam set up chemical weapons factories, some of which injured U.S. troops when we invaded.

That’s just what I have off the top of my head. Could be a better post, but its overall point is valid.

I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via racialicious)

(via trials-of-socrates)

Shadow of Mordor is Nothing But Infantile Revenge Porn

O_o

not… what I’ve heard…

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

(via trials-of-socrates)

starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:


L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London Intersex Society of North Americawww.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale currentmedical standards employed to determine nature ofgenital plastic surgery for children born withmixed sex anatomy)In copyright ? Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.
If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

DSJKF;oaseijfoisjdkfgasjd;flkjasd;lfkhaeositqwpoietfu
that second chart, if someone had shown it to me about fourteen years ago, would’ve saved me AN LIFETIME OF ANGST.[[MORE]]
goddamn, guys, do you have any idea how awesome it is to be able to look at this and be like “OH SHIT THAT’S ME” (like, not that i’m gonna tell you exactly where on that little diagram i am, cos TMI) but when i was about eleven and slowly accumulating even more disassociation because what the diagram in the Female Sex Ed booklet my dad gave me said I should look like WAS NOT WHAT I LOOKED LIKE, and i felt all the time that i wasn’t a girl and i didn’t know how to fix it, that would’ve been so goddamn helpful.
I have literally searched over and over for a reference like that. When I was a teenager and looking at porn for the first time, I was always uneasy about the fact that I didn’t look like the girls, not in a “negative body image” way, not in a “all genitalia is unique and beautiful” way, in a “my anatomy does not reflect that anatomy” way, but when I started looking for intersex references, they were all either really gross fetishization websites or way far down on the left end of the scale, so I minimized it for a long time
goddamn does it feel validating to see that put down as a spectrum, rather than a black-and-white three-option multiple choice.

starlingsongs:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

izzy-springbolt:

actuallyintersex:

misohead:

aaron-in-transit:

purpleferretspirit:

murasaki-pengi:

blackenedbutterfly:

emphasize:

fuzzyhorns:

L0031936 Credit: Wellcome Library, London 
Intersex Society of North America
www.isna.org PO Box 3070 MI 48106-3070
‘Phall-O-meter’ (Showing in actual scale current
medical standards employed to determine nature of
genital plastic surgery for children born with
mixed sex anatomy)
In copyright ?
 
Collection: Wellcome Images

please reblog the fuck out of this

What in the actual fuck.

WHAT THE FUCK

… what the— is this legit!?

Yeah it is. The phrase “three standard deviations below the mean” is the common reason for removing a male fallus and assigning the baby a female gender.

If you think about it, this actually sums up, pretty well, our society.

It physically hurt my stomach to see this.

Same >_< I’ve reblogged this before but it needs more publicity so I’m doing it again.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new and is still used today. ~Mod A

can someone explain this to me in Lehman’s terms pleSe? im confused and don’t know why everyone’s losing their shit because i don’t really understand the diagram

Okay, so there’s a wide variety of genitals out there. Here is a very simplistic chart of a spectrum genitals can fall on: 

Basically the clitoris and the penis are the exact same thing, very similar anatomy. Doctors will define it as a clitoris or penis depending on 1. if it has a urethra going through it and 2. it’s size. The diagram is the one they use to decide if they want to call the baby a girl or boy or intersex. Many babies are put through genital surgeries (sometimes without the parent’s knowledge or permission) to make them look more like a penis or more like a vulva which can cause many health problems as it is a surgery, or other problems related to being assigned a gender. Any kind of surgery that isn’t necessary for health should not be performed on babies because they cannot consent.

AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY SEX IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!

DSJKF;oaseijfoisjdkfgasjd;flkjasd;lfkhaeositqwpoietfu

that second chart, if someone had shown it to me about fourteen years ago, would’ve saved me AN LIFETIME OF ANGST.

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http://ruairidhohboy.tumblr.com/post/100573730379/animatedamerican-actuallyclintbooton

animatedamerican:

actuallyclintbooton:

downtroddendeity:

gryffinewt:

can i just talk for a minute about how much child prodigy newt does not make sense? i mean, here is a dude who hates authority, and you don’t learn to hate authority by getting everything you need and want…

every ducking word of this.

33 Ruth Hopkins | Author | Native Media Queen — Entreprenative Media, LLC

ruthhopkins:

Interview I did with Entreprenative.

techno-dann:

junkieofdata:

the-real-seebs:

adigitalmagician:

the-bound-journal:

bulbul-e-bismil:

OH VAMPIRE LAKE
TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW

commiejesus510

Except some vampire lore says moving water (including the ocean) prevents Vampires from crossing or destroys them. Depending.

The ocean may not be running water, it may only prevent crossing (which means that you need a separate vampire cable tech team on each side of the atlantic to maintain the cables), or polluted water may not count. Or maybe the lore is just rumors they spread to confuse people.

I’m pretty sure at a certain depth, the human body, vampire or not, can’t handle the pressure. After all, there are depths submarines can’t go because the pressure would crush them.

That’s mostly because submarines are thin metal cans full of air - as the pressure outside increases, the metal of the submarine is all that’s there to resist the crushing pressure of the ocean trying to get inside.
People, on the other hand, are mostly full of water - aside from the sinuses, lungs, and bits of the digestive system, there’s nowhere inside a person for seawater to go. The rest of people don’t seem to mind pressure too much. (The record for free-diving is a mind-boggling 800 feet down, which is deeper than both scuba divers and most submarines are rated to go.)

Is this a NaNo plot I see before me?
techno-dann:

junkieofdata:

the-real-seebs:

adigitalmagician:

the-bound-journal:

bulbul-e-bismil:

OH VAMPIRE LAKE
TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW

commiejesus510

Except some vampire lore says moving water (including the ocean) prevents Vampires from crossing or destroys them. Depending.

The ocean may not be running water, it may only prevent crossing (which means that you need a separate vampire cable tech team on each side of the atlantic to maintain the cables), or polluted water may not count. Or maybe the lore is just rumors they spread to confuse people.

I’m pretty sure at a certain depth, the human body, vampire or not, can’t handle the pressure. After all, there are depths submarines can’t go because the pressure would crush them.

That’s mostly because submarines are thin metal cans full of air - as the pressure outside increases, the metal of the submarine is all that’s there to resist the crushing pressure of the ocean trying to get inside.
People, on the other hand, are mostly full of water - aside from the sinuses, lungs, and bits of the digestive system, there’s nowhere inside a person for seawater to go. The rest of people don’t seem to mind pressure too much. (The record for free-diving is a mind-boggling 800 feet down, which is deeper than both scuba divers and most submarines are rated to go.)

Is this a NaNo plot I see before me?
techno-dann:

junkieofdata:

the-real-seebs:

adigitalmagician:

the-bound-journal:

bulbul-e-bismil:

OH VAMPIRE LAKE
TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW

commiejesus510

Except some vampire lore says moving water (including the ocean) prevents Vampires from crossing or destroys them. Depending.

The ocean may not be running water, it may only prevent crossing (which means that you need a separate vampire cable tech team on each side of the atlantic to maintain the cables), or polluted water may not count. Or maybe the lore is just rumors they spread to confuse people.

I’m pretty sure at a certain depth, the human body, vampire or not, can’t handle the pressure. After all, there are depths submarines can’t go because the pressure would crush them.

That’s mostly because submarines are thin metal cans full of air - as the pressure outside increases, the metal of the submarine is all that’s there to resist the crushing pressure of the ocean trying to get inside.
People, on the other hand, are mostly full of water - aside from the sinuses, lungs, and bits of the digestive system, there’s nowhere inside a person for seawater to go. The rest of people don’t seem to mind pressure too much. (The record for free-diving is a mind-boggling 800 feet down, which is deeper than both scuba divers and most submarines are rated to go.)

Is this a NaNo plot I see before me?

techno-dann:

junkieofdata:

the-real-seebs:

adigitalmagician:

the-bound-journal:

bulbul-e-bismil:

OH VAMPIRE LAKE

TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW

commiejesus510

Except some vampire lore says moving water (including the ocean) prevents Vampires from crossing or destroys them. Depending.

The ocean may not be running water, it may only prevent crossing (which means that you need a separate vampire cable tech team on each side of the atlantic to maintain the cables), or polluted water may not count. Or maybe the lore is just rumors they spread to confuse people.

I’m pretty sure at a certain depth, the human body, vampire or not, can’t handle the pressure. After all, there are depths submarines can’t go because the pressure would crush them.

That’s mostly because submarines are thin metal cans full of air - as the pressure outside increases, the metal of the submarine is all that’s there to resist the crushing pressure of the ocean trying to get inside.

People, on the other hand, are mostly full of water - aside from the sinuses, lungs, and bits of the digestive system, there’s nowhere inside a person for seawater to go. The rest of people don’t seem to mind pressure too much. (The record for free-diving is a mind-boggling 800 feet down, which is deeper than both scuba divers and most submarines are rated to go.)

Is this a NaNo plot I see before me?