Jiheishousha (自閉症者)

The adventures of a gray-asexual possibly biromantic mormon autistic japanophile otaku geek nerd cis girl. She/her pronouns. Double-majoring in Japanese and Asian Studies. I use a walker due to severe vertigo and may have EDS.
Current obsessions: Mass Effect, Dragon Age. Basically I'm selling my soul to Bioware.
I'm highly skilled at forgetting to tag things, so if you need something tagged, let me know.

So the Shadow Broker DLC was one of the best things I’ve ever played in my life, between the high-speed flying car chase, the snarky comments about omni-gel and “giving the mercs ideas”, and of course the multiple adorable Shepard/Liara scenes… but I think it would have been worth it just to read Grunt’s file. It’s a hard choice, but I think my favorite part is “THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA: 100% COMPLETED. SEARCH: sharks.”


“Never give up no matter what may set you back and know that at the 
end of the road, you’re going to have something that you can be proud 
— Markiplier

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today is a hard day

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my Japanese teacher is learning Welsh and she got really excited when she found out that my siblings have very unique Welsh names so she was like ‘ahh! tell me what they are and I can spell them with katakana for you!!’ so when I told her my sister’s first name (which starts with the infamously unpronounceable Welsh ‘ll’) she just went


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For structures that have no entry steps, ConvertaStep also makes ramps of three sizes that come in a manual as well as automatic version.

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This welcome mat converts into a fully accessible wheelchair ramp. Beautiful and functional design. I want it.

Some more info, for people who are interested.

First of all, I can’t believe this has almost 3,000 notes. I’m so glad that people are sharing this - both as a cool design, and also as an important accessibility feature.

Thanks to pseudosoph for linking to additional info (above) regarding weight limits, lift height, and product background — the creator is a wheelchair user himself! Very cool stuff. Keep sharing!

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“I’m not interested in stories. I came to hear the truth.”

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As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

*runs to target- i need to get my babydoll one for her 1st bday

ohmygosh and the one from Ethiopia has natural hair which you can’t get from the American Girl “just like you” dolls!

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warriormaggie replied to your post “Welp. Finally coming up for air because I remembered I could Tumble on…”

Ahh the Mako. The part of ME1 that had ME screaming in terror and I was the one driving the cursed thing. I’m pretty sure Kaidan spent every mission praying because I took the “short cuts” hah.

Cass has a scar through her right eyebrow because women with facial scars are awesome, so I headcanon that she’s partially blind in her right eye from Akuze, but she doesn’t like anyone else driving the Mako. People quietly draw straws behind her back when they’re about to go ashore. (I was laughing so hard when we picked up Lizbeth. “Why is she driving backward!?" "Oh, that’s just how Shepard drives…")









is this legit?

This is legit. My husband, sitting across the room, looks over and says, “IS THAT SOMEONE SHOWING HOW TO CONVERT ENGLISH TO TENGWAR?  BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY!”

Believe this man.  He owns atlases of Middle Earth, the complete history of Midle Earth (leatherbound), and has read the books at least 150 times.  Also: speaks elvish.


For future reference. :)

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