Abnormal, but unspecificAbnormal, but unspecific8 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
At 25, almost half of Riikka's life has been spent with being sick and visiting doctor after doctor. She would surely have better things to do. There's nothing she hates as much as doctors and she has nightmares about visits where she's humiliated. That hasn't been unusual. Even now, doctors treat her condescendingly, like a kid. It took over a decade to obtain a diagnosis.
There have been dozens and again dozens of doctors over the years, neurologists, opthalmologists, infection specialists and rheumatologists. It certainly feels like they couldn't care less what happens to Riikka. They're constantly trying to push physiotherapy, something Riikka has been doing for years, even though she doesn't have much mobility left any longer.
Riikka is sick with something many doctors don't even believe in and that officially doesn't exist in Finland, even though it has been included in WHO's official ICD-10 for a long time. In many countries it's known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In Finla
Pool Girl Part 1Inspired by..... http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/44704822/Pool Girl Part 18 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Part 1: An Innocent Gift
Dating a witch sure leads me into some interesting scenarios.
Come on Michelle, the pool isnt getting any warmer. The raven haired girl of 18 laughed as she tugged on the arm of the blue eyed blond seemingly fused to her side.
Michelles legs were tightly held against each other, her feet planted firmly on the tiles resisting the girl with the eerily vibrant green eyes and ravens hair attempts to move her.
Sam I feel like everyone is watching me. Michelle said in a whispered voice. Besides, you know I cant swim.
We went over this Michelle, youre a great swimmer, trust me on that. Samantha said with one of her trademark winks, the innocent gesture taking on far deeper meaning to those that knew her well. Besides their only looking at you because youre this pretty little minx but you hiding b
The Study of Fetal Psychology and BehaviorA woman’s womb is a private and mysterious cocoon, a place shared from a mother to her offspring. To some men and women it may seem like an automatic process, a way of producing a new life. To some others it’s something short of mere inconvenience and nowhere close to a “miracle”. Regardless of the modern science and technology we have today to help us understand what goes on inside this strange part of humanity’s life point, people still believe that a baby is only active once it is out into the world. In reality there is so much happening we just can’t see with our eyes alone. In only a brief span of years, science and technology has unlocked secrets and discoveries of a baby’s nine-month journey that could change perspectives and inspire us to formulate a new viewpoint about both unborn and newborn fetuses. However, the old view that unborn babies have always been inactive and nothing short of insignificant growing clump of humanThe Study of Fetal Psychology and Behavior2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
. . . the american stereotype. . . the american stereotype10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you tell me
I'm stupid for my
I don't scream
and I think this war
But I'm still
a stupid american
I don't support this
and I've never been
I never want to drive
yet you still
point at me.
I don't eat
stop stereotyping me!
too young to vote
I can think on my own!
don't stick me
in a group
we don't live in a
so all you have
a "it seems that"
It shouldn't be
since you complain about
doing the exact
Understanding AUTISMUnderstanding AUTISM3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Click on Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders to get more information about some of the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The following is a simplified explanation of autism, followed by more detail. Near the end, I talk about HOW TO OVERCOME AUTISM. I will also talk about my own personal story of growing up Gay and overcoming much of my Autism. Just know that I finally got there I learned how to connect with people and make many friends, to find real love, not just people using me, and to find a measure of joy and happiness in life.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
It used to be that people were diagnosed with a specific Syndrome, like:□ Asperger Syndrome
□ High-Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Developmental Coordination Disor
Neuro-Linguistic ProgrammingNeuro-Linguistic Programming7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I cant do ANYTHING right.
And so you cant.
I dont have what it takes.
Indeed, you dont.
Im not very good at this.
I can tell youre not.
I have trouble finishing things.
And so you wont.
Im not very pretty, you know.
Yes. Ive noticed.
A brief interlude.
Im about to get it right.
Im developing what it takes.
Ive gotten better a
What Is Love All About?What Is Love All About?6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As Time Is Eternal, So Is My Love
The word Love is used in many, many different ways. When I was dating my first partner, he asked me if I loved him, I could not honestly answer him. I explained that I did not know exactly what love meant yet, so please give me time to figure it out. I am autistic and grew up in an abusive family life, and back then I had no concept of what love meant, I had no role model for it. Stated on a quest to discover what Love was all about.
The dictionary defines Love as “An intense feeling of deep affection,” which is woefully short of the mark for explaining the wide usage of the word. I asked everyone I knew about love, about how they knew if they were in-love. Most answers were something like, “You really like someone who you are also sexually attracted to,” “Someone you can’t live without,” and the most common one of all, “If its Love, you just k
Leo and Liz Mind Swapped pt. 1Leo and Liz Mind SwapLeo and Liz Mind Swapped pt. 14 months ago in Humor More Like This
Based off of Suzukiwee1357 Mind Swap- http://suzukiwee1357.deviantart.com/art/Mind-swapped-482290123 and http://suzukiwee1357.deviantart.com/art/Mind-swapped-Giving-bath-482330086
I do not own TMNT, or the characters…
It had been comfortable having Liz here with them and Leo had found himself happy. She still held her feelings for wanting to go back to her mother, and he knew that made Donnie even more determined in finishing a Retro Mutagen. And he was fine with that. But during her stay with them, it was nice.
Leo had even found himself going out with the little devil girl.
Why did he think of her as a devil girl? Well, he wasn’t going to call her an ANGEL! THAT’S for sure!
Since she become comfortable in their home, she had never held back ANYTHING. Which included the following…
1) No holds barred…for ANYTHING
2) Say whatever is on your mind
3) If you want to do something, you do it
And those things had been almost draining to him&
Symptoms of Autism Spectrum DisordersSymptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Common Symptoms of Some 'AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS'
PLEASE Click on UNDERSTANDING AUTISM and READ it before reading this paper.
This is meant to be a relatively Short way to help you see if you are part of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, which includes:□ High Functioning Autism
□ Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory Integration Dysfunction)
□ Asperger Syndrome
□ Developmental Coordination Disorder (Developmental Dyspraxia)
□ DysgraphiaMost kids and adults who are in the Autism Spectrum and who do not show significant obvious symptoms, are SELDOM diagnosed. If the problems and symptoms are not glaring, no one bothers. Even Kids with obvious symptoms are often not diagnosed, since many teachers are not trained to know what to look for and of course most parents do not know what to look for
Leo and Liz Mind Swapped pt. 3Leo and Liz Mind SwappedLeo and Liz Mind Swapped pt. 34 months ago in Humor More Like This
They decided to go back to the lair as soon as they realized that they weren’t as comfortable and familiar with their capabilities as they would like to believe.
Leo was actually surprised that he was able to get this much done with an untrained body.
Meanwhile behind him, Liz was panting, though he didn’t know why, he had always gotten through more workout without breaking a sweat.
Then again, it WAS Liz…
“How the heck do you manage to go through this everyday?” She panted. “I’m so tired~!!”
“Nice try, but I know what my body is capable of…and you’ve barely tapped into it.” He glared, flexing her muscles. “Why didn’t you tell me you were more fit than this?” He asked.
She pouted, which made his face look really weird. “Hey, I have a-!”
“And don’t say you have a shell, because that NEVER slowed me down on patrol!” He glared.
BeliefBelief can only be used to experience reality, not to understand it.Belief3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Belief.Belief.Belief.2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I’d rather believe in something,
Rather than to believe in nothing.
Because to believe in nothing implies there is no purpose.
It implies that there is nothing below or above the earth’s surface.
It suggests that there is no advanced assistance and that our existence
Can be revoked in an instant, despite our apparent spiritual commitments.
It would mean that mankind will not be punished for all their wrong doings.
And that living a good honest life will not grant you a shoe in
To something that is not indefinitely there
And that it was us who made this world unfair.
But if you believe there is something greater in place
And that this something does not have a form, figure or face.
From this something we gain a feeling that cannot be described
And although countless cynics have allied, defied and tried.
They have dedicated their entire lives to proving there is no evidence.
Because disproving that something is the only thing of any relevance.
What if confirming its p
Keirsey's PrometheusI know.Keirsey's Prometheus2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If I do not, I learn.
If I cannot,
I do not believe.
I am five of one-hundred, and
they say I am
the lowest of us.
ripples from a stone.
You know me,
from your stories
Feynman, Ayn Rand,
Jefferson, Joe Steel.
Sherlock, Spock, and Aristotle.
I neither defy nor challenge authority,
though I circumvent it
when I must.
It’s more efficient that way.
I love, and I hate.
blind acceptance, tradition
for tradition’s sake.
Ignorance (willful or
otherwise), the lack
of second guessing.
Those without restraint.
what is yet to come.
Tabula RasaTabula Rasa - A Daft Punk FanfictionTabula Rasa1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Thomas goes through 'robotic adolescence', and growing up is hard.
Heavily philosophical. It isn't a light read. But I guarantee that it'll be worth it.
Define: 'Love' ->
... 'A strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties'.
"Good morning," a soft male voice calls in the darkness. A searching hand roams downwards until it finds the desired switch and presses it; such a carefree act, but to the android in question, it is his first awakening, his genesis, the first light summoned forth just for his sake. "welcome to the world. It's nice to meet you."
The robot's visor lights up in red, rapidly scrolling text indicating its first boot-up sequence before displaying a prompt with a blinking cursor, stating "PASSWORD?". He is quite 'awake' and is actually seeing what's around him with vivid clarity, it's just that he can't move much without confirming
FufilledGentle eyesFufilled3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To match a gentle smile-
Beloved, never let that fade,
No matter how life
Attempts to bring you
To your knees.
I feel like someone
Has been ripping
My heart out slowly,
Day by day-
Seeing that grin
Is the only thing
That can soothe me.
Dearest, heed me-
I know not what
Think not of me
When deciding your future-
As long as you keep smiling
In those pictures,
Even if you're
In someone else's arms,
I will be content -
If not happy-
In the knowledge that
You are fulfilled.
The Importance of Being FrankThe Importance of Being Frank10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Importance Of Being Frank
At the end of this story, a Frenchman will be eaten by African driver ants.
* * *
Silvie closed the stall door behind her; she closed it timidly, with an empty expression on her face. Her hand shook. She paused for a moment, her mouth half open, her lip curled upward, and a frown on her forehead.
Then she walked over to the wash basins.
A fly buzzed between her and the mirror. She turned on the faucet, filled her cupped hands with water, and splashed it on her face. She looked at the stall's reflection in the mirror, closed her eyes, and slapped herself.
Let us slow down to take in the sights. At the exact moment Silvie's hand hits her cheek, everyth
The Wonder Genie, part 2The Wonder Genie, part 29 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She felt really drowsy. As if the structure of her very being had been melted down and then rebuilt like new, she did not feel quite at ease within her own body right now.
Her vision being blurry, Diana rose up, feeling the solid ground beneath her to be almost a comfort considering her last memory of being sucked inside an urn made of clay. Getting up with difficulty, her vision soon adapted to the low lighting of the mysterious environment she was in.
Feeling her legs, she was a tad relieved. Unsure about what exactly had happened and what it entailed, she went to her waist to retrieve her trusty golden lasso. Seeing that it was nowhere to be found, Wonder Woman figured she must have dropped it while she had been helplessly manipulated by that strangely garbed woman and her powerful object.
Her sight now completely clear, she could see huge walls of stone standing tall all around her. Shaped into corridors and lighted up by a few torches, Diana figured that she was in some sort of la
Revised Strike Witches TLSlightly revised Strike Witches Timeline.Revised Strike Witches TL3 years ago in Settings More Like This
753 BC: Rome was founded.
550 BC: Achaemenid Empire was founded in Persia.
525 BC: Darius the Great unifies the Orient.
509 BC: The Roman Republic was founded.
500 BC to 449 BC: The Persian Wars with the Greek states.
431 BC to 404 BC: The Peloponesian War occurs.
334 BC: Alexander conducts his Eastern Campaign against Persia.
323 BC: Alexander survives malaria to conduct his campaign against India.
306 BC: Alexander unites the the Middle East and South Asia to his rule. However, he dies shortly thereafter and his heir [who did not survive the civil war] and his generals fight for the control of his empire. The Alexandrine Empire collapsed soon thereafter.
272 BC: unification of the Italian peninsula by Rome.
264 to 241 BC: First Punic War.
218 to 201 BC: the Second Punic War. Rome defeats Carthage in Zama in 202 BC.
168 BC: The Battle of Pydna occurs.
149 BC: The Third Punic War sees Carthage destroyed by Rome.
60 BC: First Triumvirate rules i
What You KnowSometimes the disinfectant hurts more than the infection,What You Know2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sometimes the pain is better than the protection.
Sometimes the tears sting more than the smile,
Sometimes the yard tires more than the mile.
Sometimes the blood shines brighter than the blade,
Sometimes the heart is blacker than the spade.
Sometimes the kiss is sharper than the slap,
Sometimes the lure is worth the trap.
Sometimes the night is lighter than the day,
Sometimes the beast is weaker than the prey.
Sometimes the cut hurts less than the sob,
Sometimes the break is harder than the job.
Sometimes the lie is prettier than the truth,
Sometimes the alibi is better than the proof.
Sometimes the hate is kinder than the love,
Sometimes the buzzard is holier than the dove.
Sometimes the loser gains more than the winner,
Sometimes the saint is worse than the sinner.
Sometimes the girl is stronger than the boy,
Sometimes the child is more broken than the toy.
Sometimes the poison is sweeter than the cure,
Sometimes the dirty are