Some time ago, I was farting around on my goblin hunter. I got a random tell from a belf (in the undead start zone, but only like Lv2). She introduced herself (through tell) ICly, and proceeded to ask my character’s opinion on pandaren.
Bored while leveling, I replied IC. Conversation went on a bit, and topic turned to her worries that they’d eat her. Segue from that… into being hit on, basically. She started flirting FURIOUSLY with my goblin (mind you, this is a belf). I sort of cut her off, it trailed on a little while, then eventually she lost interest and logged. (though to be fair it was quite late)
Tonight, I roll a new dwarf. I am again farting around on her in the wee hours. I get a tell from a human (in Ironforge), again a Lv2 lowbie. I get the SAME BASIC INTRO CONVO. This time, however, I (icly) derail things before she works up to hitting on me. But it was the same exact sequence: ‘I’ve been away for a long time, what do you think of the pandaren, aren’t you afraid they’ll eat you…’
This is so weird and arbitrary. And separated by several days and on both factions. Does this person just roll random lowbies, find female names in the who list, and start trying to pick them up with pandaren vore? Has anyone else run into this person?
"Science Fiction" by the Telekinetics
I love it.
Also I’ve seen almost all of these. Like legit watched them, not just MST3K either.
Not that I have many (any) followers in the AZ area BUT. I work with a number of cats as a volunteer at the Humane Society of Southern AZ (Tucson).
This is Sir Thomas Lester Meow-Meow (I personally feel compelled to stick a ‘von’ in there after Lester). He’s a flame point and a mightily handsome bastard. If I wasn’t absolutely at cat-max, I’d already have taken him. He’s super-special, though, and deserves a signal boost to find a new forever home. Below is the blurb from the HSSA adoption page.
If you’re interested in giving a home to this gorgeous man, please contact the Humane Society of Southern AZ (520.327.6088). His control number is #774367.
Hey guys! Update on Sir Thomas… he was adopted! Happy tails to him, and then some. Poor thing deserves all the love ever.
This guy wears yoga pants and hides his face, then confronts guys who look at his butt.
"I thought you were a girl, mayne"
Guys are all upset cause they made a mistake ..
My favorite is the guy who admitted he has a nice ass
The guys who get so upset and front about hitting him… and he just laughs in their faces. This dude’s my hero.
he does have a nice butt.
youcanthandelthetruth asked: So I'm laid up with norovirus right now, and I've had a lot of time to wonder why you throw up and have diarrhea when you're sick. Is that part of the damage the virus does to the body or is it an immune system response or something?
Ew. Well, there are a lot of causes for diarrhea (viral infection, autoimmune attacks, and alcohol being the primary ones in North America), and almost as many for vomiting, but I think I can make a quick post on a few causes…eventually. >_>
At least you don’t have dysentery?
Anyway, yeah, you’re about right, when viruses cause vomiting and/or diarrhea, it’s often due to direct attack to the guts. Norovirus is a gastroenterovirus, meaning it affects the small intestine and stomach.
The thing is, it’s impossible to cultivate noroviruses in the lab, and we don’t *know* if there are enterotoxins coded by the noroviruses (which cause a non-inflammatory but very angry response by the immune system on the intestine), like rotaviruses do. They’re doing something to the intestines, obviously, but the cause for the violent projectile vomiting (as compared to just, like, regular puking in other gastroenteritises) and diarrhea isn’t completely understood.
We just know that yes, it’s a response to an attack on the gut cells - maybe a direct attack, maybe a toxin affecting them, something like that. What’s sort of weird about norovirus is that there are very few infected cells in the intestines, and the Peyer’s patches (kinda like intestine lymph nodes, they release and house immune particles) aren’t activated/affected except in immunocompromised people. Yet the gut is obviously very angry, and people around the world die from dehydration due to these viruses every day.
For anyone into virology or immunology, TWiV did a podcast on Noroviridae back in 2011 and while we know a wee bit more about the animal noroviruses today, our knowledge on human norovirus hasn’t made any huge leaps forward since then.
that little diagram is so horribly, horribly accurate…
YOU DO NOT WANT IT.
The only GOOD thing about it is it only lasts about 24h but that 24h will be the worst of your whole life and I swear if it lasted a week it’d kill people. (I guess some strains do last longer and can kill if the person isn’t treated. Ugh. UGH.) Oh, and it’s VIRULENTLY CONTAGIOUS. And is contagious well before the victim is symptomatic meaning by the time someone is exploding from both ends, you probably already have it.
I was so destroyed after my episode, I had to be pushed around in a wheelchair the day after because I was literally too weak to walk more than a couple of steps.
I am so agitated right now.
Really wound up. There’s reasons, sure, but everything is making me agitated beyond reason, on top of the fact that I can’t do ANYTHING about even the things that are agitating me (and may actually be over nothing) until tomorrow when it isn’t the middle of the night.
I would really like to relax and I can’t. Why does this always happen when I actually legit can’t do anything about these things.