Amorphous Carbon Soup

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The wild ramblings of an avid chemistry student, computer savvy geek, fine purveyor of steampunk, self-deploring fangirl, photographer and writer.
In honour of the fact that I’m currently having a massive clean out, I’d like you to have this shitty, angsty, snarly sketch from my high school years.

In honour of the fact that I’m currently having a massive clean out, I’d like you to have this shitty, angsty, snarly sketch from my high school years.

I chose these two together because right now I’m going through what I like to call “gender chaos” — something I’ve talked about with both of them at length. I don’t feel comfortable with any pronouns right now and I am fine with that, with just being an eternal shrug of a person. I wish my pronoun could just be a shrug.

Most Important Ugly: Brandon, Tyler and Gendered Makeup by Arabelle Sicardi
[ http://www.autostraddle.com/most-important-ugly-brandon-tyler-and-gendered-makeup-244423/ ]

Questions That Keep Prue Awake At Night.

TW: RAPE

We know that a person’s chance of be coming pregnant after a rape is twice as likely as them becoming pregnant after consensual sex.

Q: Why?

A: We don’t know. And that is fucking terrifying.

Source: http://psychologytoday.com/blog/animals-and-us/201208/why-are-rape-victims-more-not-less-likely-become-pregnant

the-tabularium:

Zebra Onesies!
For your viewing pleasure, a genderweird deercritter in a Zebra onesie, wielding a Sonic Screwdriver, and looking mighty fine! This of course being the fantastic Prussan [prussanic-miscellanea.] who rocks the stripey fluff pajamas.
Had a lot of fun with this, even the stripes. The sketch was in purple and that purple kind of leaked into the shading and the lineart.

Lies! All slanderous lies & flattery, I say!
Except for the genderweird deercritter in a zebra onesie thing. That is 100% true.

the-tabularium:

Zebra Onesies!

For your viewing pleasure, a genderweird deercritter in a Zebra onesie, wielding a Sonic Screwdriver, and looking mighty fine! This of course being the fantastic Prussan [prussanic-miscellanea.] who rocks the stripey fluff pajamas.

Had a lot of fun with this, even the stripes. The sketch was in purple and that purple kind of leaked into the shading and the lineart.

Lies! All slanderous lies & flattery, I say!

Except for the genderweird deercritter in a zebra onesie thing. That is 100% true.

Adelaide dad must get divorce to officially become woman

prussanic-miscellanea:

prussanic-miscellanea:

An Adelaide father of four who had a sex change to become a woman is being forced to seek a divorce after 20 years’ marriage in order to be legally recognised as a woman.

The woman, who remains anonymous, began her transition two years ago. But a forced divorce provision of the South Australian Sexual Reassignment Act has placed a final hurdle in her way.

Okay, can we just talk about this for a sec?

Can we talk about the fact that a trans woman isn’t allowed to be recognised as a woman legally, because it mean she & her wife will be in a same sex marriage?

Can we just stop, to consider how fucking trans* & homophobic this is?

“It’s much more likely that two people in a non-traditional same-sex relationship will have their legal rights challenged, even if the law says they have certain rights in de facto relationship, particularly in medical emergencies, hospital settings and school settings such as the right to pick up a child from school,” Rodney Croome said.

“The Marriage Act is about who is able to enter into a marriage and is silent on any matters around sexual reassignment,” he said.

(emphasis added)

The Advertiser (Adelaide)

Marriage equality advocates are commending South Australian government for moving to end forced divorces of transgender people after the Senate tabled legislation.

In moving for the change in legislation, South Australian Greens Upper House member, Tammy Franks read from a letter from a transgender woman who had been married to her partner for the past twenty years – the past several as a transgender woman.

Last year Independent MP Alex Greenwich and Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi announced plans to work on a draft legislation to put an end to forced divorce for trans people in NSW.

Gay News Network

1 month ago - 4

Adelaide dad must get divorce to officially become woman

prussanic-miscellanea:

An Adelaide father of four who had a sex change to become a woman is being forced to seek a divorce after 20 years’ marriage in order to be legally recognised as a woman.

The woman, who remains anonymous, began her transition two years ago. But a forced divorce provision of the South Australian Sexual Reassignment Act has placed a final hurdle in her way.

Okay, can we just talk about this for a sec?

Can we talk about the fact that a trans woman isn’t allowed to be recognised as a woman legally, because it mean she & her wife will be in a same sex marriage?

Can we just stop, to consider how fucking trans* & homophobic this is?

“It’s much more likely that two people in a non-traditional same-sex relationship will have their legal rights challenged, even if the law says they have certain rights in de facto relationship, particularly in medical emergencies, hospital settings and school settings such as the right to pick up a child from school,” Rodney Croome said.

“The Marriage Act is about who is able to enter into a marriage and is silent on any matters around sexual reassignment,” he said.

(emphasis added)

The Advertiser (Adelaide)

1 month ago - 4

Adelaide dad must get divorce to officially become woman

An Adelaide father of four who had a sex change to become a woman is being forced to seek a divorce after 20 years’ marriage in order to be legally recognised as a woman.

The woman, who remains anonymous, began her transition two years ago. But a forced divorce provision of the South Australian Sexual Reassignment Act has placed a final hurdle in her way.

Okay, can we just talk about this for a sec?

Can we talk about the fact that a trans woman isn’t allowed to be recognised as a woman legally, because it mean she & her wife will be in a same sex marriage?

Can we just stop, to consider how fucking trans* & homophobic this is?

1 month ago - 4

Open Letter

To the dickhead who are yelling out side my window. IT’S 03.33 IN THE FUCKING MORNING. I HAVE AN EXAM IN THE MORNING.
GO THE FUCK AWAY, JERKBAGS.
I CAN SLEEP THROUGH THUNDER STORM, BUT YOUR DICKWEEDERY WOKE ME UP.
FUCKING DICKBISCUITS.

CSIRO: *invents aeroguard*
CSIRO: *invents wireless internet*
CSIRO: *invents world's first effective influenza treatment*
CSIRO: *invents polymer plastic bank notes*
CSIRO: *invents the word petrichor*
CSIRO: *invents vaccine to prevent animal-human spread of Hendra*
CSIRO: *invents extended-wear contact lenses*
CSIRO: *invents way of superheating steam with solar panels*
Government: Let's cut funding to the CSIRO.
C’MON!! IT’S THE SAME FUCKING ANSWER!!!
And this, ladies, gentlemen, and variations thereupon, is why computers shouldn’t be allowed to mark free response answers, unless the creator of the program has accounted for every possible variation of the correct response.
Seriously, it wouldn’t be hard. 5 minutes with a regular expressions reference book and it’d be done.
(Also, I’m technically not suppose to be penalised for grammar & spelling, because disability and special provisions, but I’m so done with this subject that I’m not going to bother disputing it.)

EDIT: As of publishing, the course co-ordinator did say that some of the questions require “manual grading”. 

C’MON!! IT’S THE SAME FUCKING ANSWER!!!

And this, ladies, gentlemen, and variations thereupon, is why computers shouldn’t be allowed to mark free response answers, unless the creator of the program has accounted for every possible variation of the correct response.

Seriously, it wouldn’t be hard. 5 minutes with a regular expressions reference book and it’d be done.

(Also, I’m technically not suppose to be penalised for grammar & spelling, because disability and special provisions, but I’m so done with this subject that I’m not going to bother disputing it.)

EDIT: As of publishing, the course co-ordinator did say that some of the questions require “manual grading”. 

Wow. Just wow.
My laptop needed a reboot so badly that it just crashed halfway through the shutdown sequence.
Poor laptop. I really do run it ragged.

I swear, Kevin, Lauren and The Greater Desert Bluffs Metropolitan Area are making me hate piano accordions.

Anonymous said: What may I ask are the symptoms of inattentive AD/HD?

Hello there, anon!

I’m sorry, I haven’t been ignoring you, I’ve just been really snowed under with assignment & a head cold for the last couple of days.

Generally speaking the symptoms of AD/HD vary from person to person (as all good things do), but I’ll give you a run down anyway.

Basically, AD/HD is broken down into three types (according to the DSM):

  • AD/HD Predominantly Inattentive Type (AD/HD-PI)
  • ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type
  • ADHD, combined type 

The combined form is the most common overall, however Inattentive type is generally more common in females, and often under diagnosed. Innattentive type (which I just call Inattentive AD/HD) also use to just be diagnosed as ADD, but in 1994 this was amalgamated with AD/HD (the /H apparently meaning “with or without hyperactivity”).

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That panic inducing moment when you loose a quilt which is suppose to be going to Glasgow in the next week.