Psychotic means “has a mental illness that causes hallucinations” not “evil person.”
Thank you but technically it means “in a state of psychosis” and psychosis means a mental condition categorised by the inability to discern between fact and fiction, reality and supposition.
Hallucinations alone do not make psychosis.
So hallucinations aren’t psychosis if you realise they’re hallucinations, while sufficiently extreme delusions are psychosis, even if there’s no associated hallucinations. Yes? (I googled but it got a bit much for my sleepy brain)
Anyway, yeah, that’s a LONG way from the popular understanding of the term (and then there’s the people with psychosis and schizophrenia: Not actually axe murderers with multiple personalities, whatever the movies say)
Another fun Britishism.
The difference between having a swede for dinner and having a Swede for dinner.
(Swede in this instance is short for “Swedish turnip”, or what a lot of people call call “rutabaga”.)
SO THAT’S WHAT RUTABAGAS ARE
I had always wondered.
its the notion of boycotts
you wanna know why the bus boycotts of the civil rights movement were so successful?
because an alternative black run transportation system was created for those who couldn’t walk to work or whatever they had to go
they didn’t just tell people…
Does anyone know about recent successful attempts to create these sorts of alternatives?
Anonymous asked you: and anyway christos = anointed, so it doesn’t have to refer to jesus specifically
Very true! And that’s presumably where anthologyofwhat’s research would have ended up.
Also something I forgot to say last night was that there are other meanings to a name beyond it’s etymology and sound, like the cultural associations (to me Kristoff sounds very germanic and a little old fashioned. Of course then we have to ask ourselves what the Thedas equivalent of germanic is…)
Do you ever think about the fact that Dragon Age has a character named “Kristoff” even though Jesus doesn’t exist there? Could the name be made into a reference to Andraste somehow? I should look up more etymologies.
Looking up more etymologies is my answer to everything.
I see the game as an unreliable translation of their world into ours, eg they’re not really speaking English with US accents etc. So “Kristoff” is the translation of some other name. Maybe that name sounds like Kristoff but has a totally different meaning and history.
Elementary Finale Spoilers:
I’m in love with the idea of Irene being an Art Conservator/Restorer. Just wow. Her speciality is supposed to be Renaissance paintings, and this likely means if she’s as excellent at her career as she’s purported to be, that Irene is extremely talented. Being a restorer and a conservator are sort of two different, but related things. Conserving is about maintaining what already exists, restoring is about taking the necessary steps to bring something back to its full potential.
[more discussion snipped]
That said, part of me still wishes…
since I can’t save Tamlen
I am taking passive-agressive revenge on him by making him fight in the nude.
He’s not using a “happy” body model either so he’s not enjoying it.
Meanwhile I took Merrill’s robes since it amused me to imagine her being naked between Origins and DA2.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE THIS EVENING:
- A good vid about Willow Rosenberg and her badass self
- A good vid about Hermione Granger and her badass self
- Nope that’s it.
I don’t know if the download links still work, but Perfect Day is hands down my favourite Willow vid. I also quite like Disarm, normally I’d find Giles/Willow deeply squicky but it does paralell them nicely.
Alas I know of no Hermione vids, good or otherwise :(
EDIT: looking up those links I came across some more Willow vids which I didn’t love but which certainly aren’t bad: Here’s Luck has two Willow/Tara vids, and Transparent mainly just suffers from being made in Season 5.
A screenshot of my new Dragon Age Origins character, the Dalish elf rogue Tesni Mahariel. She has a broad snub nose, medium brown skin and eyes, chin length black hair and facial tattoos (and rosy cheeks :))
She’s dealing with her situation pretty well but that’s because she still believes deep down that once she gets this Grey Warden “cure” and (hopefully) survives the battle she’ll find some way to get back to her clan. This is the first time I’ve played an elf past the start of Ostagar, I didn’t feel up to all the casual speciesism before. She hates humans a lot less than I was expecting (it’s more of a weary exasperation) but the novelty of being treated like a servant wore off really fast.