after seeing the new WoW models my inner anatomy nerd cried. i decided to fix it… hoping (delusionally) that someone official might see it and care? just a tiny bit?
I think the unwritten Blizz rule is ‘it’s magic’ ‘cause they could have bones on only half the body and still work because talking cows, aliens, candle-obsessed things etc.
But with Metzen’s face.
The anatomical issues with undead have ALWAYS bothered me. The new protruding vertebrae are better but not right, the shoulder bone sticking out has (yes) always said ‘both arms are dislocated’ to me, and I don’t even want to TALK about their elbows having patellae….
But every time I’ve griped about it, yes, I’ve gotten what amounts to the ‘it’s fantasy, stop fussing’ response. Like that godawful lordosis posture for female draenei too, for that matter.
Because, in general, we acknowledge the sanctity of a person’s bodily autonomy over the desires of the general populace. This isn’t necessarily true in cases of imminent danger (i.e. we will forcibly restrain and confine a person who is a known and immediate danger to the lives of others), but not getting vaccinated doesn’t place other people in immediate jeopardy.
Hold the phone. I need to soapbox here. Because this made me mad.
False. Not vaccinating DOES put other people in immediate jeopardy. People with cancer. People will immune deficiencies. People who are old. People who are pregnant. People who are newborns. People with chronic illnesses. This is why mandatory vaccinations have been upheld time and time again in the courts (not in every state, obviously). Not vaccinating impinges on the rights of everyone around you to avoid a preventable illness; as the saying goes, your right to swing your arms around ends at another person’s nose.
Herd immunity works but only to a certain point; X percent of the population has to be vaccinated to prevent a disease from spreading. The more and more unvaccinated healthy people in the ‘herd’ the more dangerous it is for those who cannot be vaccinated. For some vaccines, that threshold is lower, while for others, it is much higher (pertussis, I believe, which requires 80-90% vaccination for effective herd immunity).
Vaccines are the most tested and tightly quality controlled pharmaceutical out there. They are held to higher standards than literally every other drug people put in their bodies- over the counter drugs like aspirin and antihistamines, antibiotics, diabetes drugs, antidepressants, pain pills, even freaking viagra. They are, obviously, not completely 100% safe, but one’s risk of having an adverse reaction to a vaccine is thousands of times lower than one’s risk of dying in car accident or taking antibiotics- and I don’t see anybody avoiding getting in the car or taking antibiotics for their sore throat. You know where kids are exposed to more heavy metals than what is included in vaccines? Breastmilk. Think about that.
Correlation does not equal causation. Signs of autism can manifest anywhere in the first 18 months of life, coinciding with the MMR vaccine among others. I understand it’s psychologically easier to blame a vaccine for your kid’s autism than the fact that maybe he/she was just born that way and there’s nothing you as the parent did wrong. Come on.
Finally, when people say that vaccine preventable illnesses aren’t that bad, they are wrong. It’s not that bad because they’ve never seen it. I promise that millions of dollars of research and development would not have gone into the creation of a vaccine for an illness that ‘isn’t that bad’. Here is a brief list of the major medical complications (called seqelae in doctorland) of some ‘not that bad’ vaccine preventable illnesses:
- Measles = pneumonia, acute enchephalitis (aka, brain infection), SSPE/subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (aka, you’re probably going to die) and corneal ulceration/scarring (blindness)
- Mumps = spontaneous abortion if in the first trimester, infertility, meningitis, encephalitis
- Rubella = not bad for people who aren’t fetuses; if a pregnant women is infected with rubella, she could miscarry or her baby could be born with congential rubella syndrome (heart, brain, eye, and ear malformations that could leave the baby deaf, blind, mentally retarded, with heart problems to boot).
- Pertussis = particularly devastating for infants and very young children; complications associated with coughing fits so severe they can’t breathe. Rumor has it oxygen is really important.
- Diptheria = again, children are most suceptible. Their throat swells shut and they suffocate. Other possible sequelae include heart infection and peripheral neuropathy.
- Varciella = You mean chicken pox? Yup. A fetus infected with varicella can result in brain, eye, spinal cord and nerve, limb, bladder, and skin malformations. It also sometimes kills babies.
- H. influenzae = Hib actually kills- in babies and young children it can cause epiglottitis (which can block off the airway and causes death by suffocation), menenigitis, or sepsis (which is infection of the blood and leads to all kinds of bad things mostly culminating in death), or pneumonia (which kills even adults on the regular, much less the little ones).
- HPV = THIS IS A VACCINE AGAINST CANCER WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT. Cervical cancer basically requires infection with the more virulent stains of HPV, the biggest and baddest and most common are in the vaccine.
This is a short and incomplete list.
In summary, while people who don’t vaccinate usually do so because they are trying to do the best thing for their kids- which is admirable- it is actually the opposite of those intentions in reality.
this is one of the most beautiful things i’ve ever seen
I empathize with the girl second from the bottom. That’s EXACTLY what happens to me in black and white film; freckles turn black and I look like I’ve been imitating Jackson Pollock in my garage all day. Or possibly painting the ceiling a lovely shade of charcoal.
Lovely photography though.
Sketch of my new DK, Amberyl (yeah it’s not that draenish a name but I like it, so nyer.)
also, not the best picture in the world but eeeehhhhhhh I have to draw something or it’ll ALL look like crap
lol her 80s hair…
Anonymous asked: whats wrong with your cat?
Long story short, he’s got an abscessed tooth because of pre-existing terrible teeth (he was a street cat for a few years) that’s been getting reinfected and is eating farther into his nasal cavity, and needs to be removed before he becomes septic or gets in so much pain that he can’t eat.
He’s otherwise healthy (if a bit fat), so we really don’t want to lose him or force him to go through unnecessary pain for no reason.
Zarks is one of the few things we have left of my fiance’s mom, and in addition to our upcoming wedding, we also have my personal medical expenses (going onto a new insurance) coming up, so we’ve been put in a position where, if we have to cover everything ourselves, we’d be forced to put this surgery off to the point where it could very very easily devolve into a life-or-death situation.
OKAY. YEAH. Kitty sad and having infected tooth. Kitty has infected tooth because of previous life on the streets leading to cracked canine that, for the past 4 years, we’ve managed to keep uninfected. But now things are getting serious and we need some help. :( I’m the last person to ask anyone for help - I am so stupidly prideful that I give up incredibly important things just so that I don’t have to ask for help. But even doing that, we don’t have enough for this surgery and his follow-up care.
Zarkster loves you! Help him out <3
I really want to help but as I’ve been unemployed for freakin’ EVER (almost two years aside from some sporadic contract work and freelance), I just… I don’t have any money of my own aside from what I’m (barely) living on, and I have yet to find a vet that takes art. :(
But… well, I’ll reblog and feel kinda bad. I wish I could help more directly. Please help Zark if you can?