The tumblr of the purple chicken

[Skinny little greyhounds dawrfed by big floppy jumpers]


an aesthetic

This is relevant to at least two of my followers :)


I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it

This can backfire when you hit against other people’s low self esteem though.


Friend: Oh god you’re right. My art is so awful compared to yours. And I didn’t even go to uni, I suck ;_;

Me: nooooooooo

International donations to help Ferguson?

I just tried donating to the legal defense fund and they complained that my details were the “wrong format” :( Anyone know of any legit charities which will accept international donations?

(Guess who’s been feeling too brain foggy recently to engage much with the whole thing urrg)


you ever notice how in women’s razor commercials the models’ legs are already completely hairless before they “shave” them

like we can’t even handle showing body hair in a commercial about how to get rid of body hair

"Autism is a spectrum"


Whenever I write posts about autism, someone will reblog with a comment along the lines of “you have to remember that autism is a spectrum, ranging from extreme cases to mild Aspergers.” Here is a recent example.

It’s true that autism is a spectrum, but it’s not a spectrum of severity from low functioning to very mild. Autism is much more complicated than that. 

There are a number of things that go into autism. It’s a combination of impairments in cognition, communication, sensory perception, and movement. These impairments combine in different ways. And “high functioning” and “low functioning” don’t accurately describe any of them.

All autistic people are disabled in significant ways, and it’s not always obvious how. There are a lot of stereotypes, and they’re misleading.

When Aspergers syndrome and autistic disorder where separate diagnoses, the primary difference was whether someone developed expressive language before or after the age of three. That doesn’t tell you anything important about their abilities. (Which is one reason they’ve been combined into Autism Spectrum Disorder into the DSM-V.)

One way stereotypes can be misleading: some nonspeaking autistic people have significantly better language comprehension than some autistic people who speak. (And you can’t tell from affect either: A student who spends all day rocking in a corner might be understanding significantly more than a student who spends all day sitting still at a desk.)

Autistic impairments can also change over time, or in times of stress.

Someone you think has “very mild Aspergers” may well have no ability to understand language when they’re upset. They may have severe auditory processing problems and be unable to watch TV without captions. They may be physically incapable of walking across a crowded room. They may have very little voluntary motion and be dependent on prompts in their environment. They might not be able to initiate interactions or independently tell you that they are injured or sick.

Not all autistic people do the thing I described in my post on noticing when repetition is communication. (And not all autistic repetition is for this reason). But it has nothing to do with severity. When an autistic person repeats the same thing over and over in a conversation with you, it’s very important to consider the possibility that they’re trying to communicate something but don’t currently have the words to get you to understand. This is true even if they live alone and five minutes ago they gave a complicated lecture on physics.

tl;dr Autism is a spectrum, but it’s not a simple severity spectrum.



There’s a trend of people who think my name is Sarah. These are people who’ve never met my sister and don’t know I have a sister named Sarah and have no reason to mix me up with anyone named Sarah but occasionally call me Sarah, anyway. As my parents have been calling by my sisters’ names all my life, I do actually respond to Sarah, sometimes? But I really don’t want to encourage this behavior. In high school, I lay a lengthy and melodramatic curse on my homeroom teacher for calling me Sarah. Maybe I should try that.

Didn’t you know he was a warlock? That’s why he made up one in every ten historical facts he provided in class - it’s part of the price of his powers. I’m sure he just bounced the curse back at you.

People have been consistently calling me Sarah my whole life too. I never realised they were confusing me with snarp. 


She had curves in all the wrong places - some of them cast a 3-dimensional shadows, still others hummed a low, discordant note as they flitted about like flies. She was nothing like other girls - she was an abomination from the 6th plane of torment

Guild Wars 2!


It’s half price at the moment so I decided to check it out. Here’s my SUPER CUTE Asura engineer Peggy Gage:


She has dark brown skin with lighter highlights, little floppy ears, gold eyes and hair in beribboned buns, and blue and green clothes. I always try to make a black character in generators to start with, just to see what the options are like, and they seem ok (given that I was working with weird house elf looking things). But Peggy is mostly optimised for cute :) This was the chubbiest body type which is…not very chubby. Tried to make her mouth less funny looking to no avail. 

I’m playing it on a Macbook which is not ideal but got much easier once I added a mouse.

I’ve heard it’s pretty good for an MMORPG: friendly atmosphere, ability to play unobjectified female characters, diverse backstories for the NPCs. So far the Asura seem mostly pale grey but I saw some browner ones and there’s definitely a range of female characters. Noone’s objectified but they all look like house elves, so :) A race which values intelligence over everything else is interesting but may drag after a while. Curious to see what the wider world is like but it may take me a while to get there. 

So bad at the combat. But wandering around is fun and I already completed a quest, yay me! 



[someone taking a selfie, they have dyed their hair blue on their head and underarms]


decided it was time 4 a change and obviously i had to make sure the colour of my hair matched all around (y)

[Photos of people with kittens in their pockets]


pocket protector