"Additionally, wolves have suffered from human hunting and environmental destruction in most parts of the world, which probably changed their behavior in many respects (e.g., increased their homophobia)."

Kubinyi, Viranyi, and Miklosi 2007 Comparative Social Cognition: From wolf and dog to humans

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diedamederschatten:

edgebug:

sincerely, a person who has been on prozac for 9 years

this is in response to some shitty stuff i’ve seen on my dash recently. it’s super simplified, so if you’d like to know some more indepth stuff on how exactly it works, google it—OR BETTER YET actually talk to a mental health doctor psychiatrist person wow

A good way to get on my shit list is to say crap like “LOLOLOLOL MEDICATION KILLS UR SOUL HURR DURR.” If you say things like that, kindly punch yourself hard in the gonads.

So some damage control for this post:

1. SSRIs do not make depressed brains like “not-depressed brains,” in fact, most medications acting on the brain just simply wont because we don’t understand the brain all too well and pharmaceuticals that effect neurotransmitters usually just douse the brain, rather than acting on the specific regions where they need to go (and the thing is, we don’t even always know the specific regions of the brain where neurotransmitters are needed in the cases of some diseases because we’re still trying to figure out how the brain works in the first place)

2. I know at least one person personally who has reported a “numbing” sensation from taking antidepressants.  While I know a bit about chemical interactions in the brain, I don’t know as much about the research on actual effects of antidepressants, but several of the anecdotes I’ve heard/read from people who have taken antidepressants and were prescribed these antidepressants (meaning that a doctor told them to get them and the patients weren’t misusing them!) have reported some changes in personality going on and off medication.

3. Never, ever, ever gloss over the potential side effects of any drug.  Suicidal thoughts and tendencies, serotonin syndrome, nausea, drowsiness…are some of the reported potential issues with SSRIs.  Though drugs effect individuals differently, that doesn’t mean that it’s okay to ignore the potential risks involved with any drug, no matter how unlikely they are to occur.

4. Newsflash, there’s a such thing as SSRI withdrawal, so even though it’s a debated issue, saying that SSRIs aren’t addictive at all isn’t quite right because the way the brain behaves and produces (or stops producing) serotonin is effected by SSRIs and should be a factor in doctors and patients choosing whether antidepressants are the correct course of action.

Bottom line: So while, yeah, if you feel antidepressants will make your quality of life better (AND a doctor has prescribed them), then take them, but know about the potential issues that come with them.  In general, all drugs have risks and side effects associated with them because they ARE drugs and change the way your body behaves.  While it’s not right to stigmatize people who do choose to take antidepressants, glossing over the issues involved with going on them is downright dangerous.

Credentials and disclaimer stuff: getting a neuroscience certificate and studying cognitive behavior as a biology major, so I’m definitely not an expert in antidepressants and human stuff because I actually study dog behavior, but I know general and basic stuff about brain disorders and molecular things through taking classes

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thisounette:

jienkishi:

My thesis is 13 pages long…and 5 of those pages are the title and stuff…

Well then…

YOU’RE DOING WELL! KEEP IT UP!
(Is everyone still awake are we thesis partying? I’m about to get kicked out of Frist soon.)

I’m Hulu-watching-partying right now… >.<

My thesis is 13 pages long…and 5 of those pages are the title and stuff…

Well then…

jienkishi:

I realized how brilliant the Kill la Kill puns are for the show’s title, so I put something together to partially explain them to avoid doing my thesis.

There probably are a lot of things I missed and a few things I might have made mistakes on, so if there are any let me know.

Other Japanese speaking roommate yukipri did not lecture me on linguistics when I asked if I made mistakes, so it’s pretty legit, I’d say.

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Tags: klk language puns

shinra-kouketsu:

jienkishi:

I realized how brilliant the Kill la Kill puns are for the show’s title, so I put something together to partially explain them to avoid doing my thesis.

There probably are a lot of things I missed and a few things I might have made mistakes on, so if there are any let me know.

oh my god i love this so much

#OH MY GOD YAAAASS #WHAT FONT IS THIS?

It’s mainly made up of my tears as I adjusted three different fonts for every other letter and forced them to be the same size in InDesign.  I think I probably broke a lot of rules on how to use fonts…

Also a lot of Impact.  A lot of Impact.

erens-jaeger-bombs:

I have read two different translations of Chapter 56.

The first one I read, the text one, is here. What Captain Ackerman says about Levi is, “Levi was completely trained under me. That midget is my pride, you know. So… To have things turn out like this… Is my…

It’s the first translation that’s right, not the second.

He uses the word 責任 (sekinin) which is “responsibility.”  It’s the word used to indicate responsibility over something having gone wrong.  As in, that he takes responsibility over Levi because he trained him and it’s his fault for the situation that is occurring.

I’ve only read the Japanese raws that have been coming up on my dash, so I don’t know what the whole chapter is about, but I don’t think there’s any room to interpret the original as the second translation from the Japanese.

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ii-l:

This is my bible. Bye.

A majority of these are just plain wrong&#8230;
Like, 死ね just means &#8220;Go die&#8221;
Not sure why they interpreted it as &#8220;Go to hell&#8221;????
And the phonetics are terrible because it doesn&#8217;t have an explanation for vowel pronunciation (though I assume the book has something explaining stuff like that on another page..hopefully).
I kind of wonder how many people there are going around trying to curse at people and saying &#8220;shine&#8221; as in ray of sunshine&#8230;

ii-l:

This is my bible. Bye.

A majority of these are just plain wrong…

Like, 死ね just means “Go die”

Not sure why they interpreted it as “Go to hell”????

And the phonetics are terrible because it doesn’t have an explanation for vowel pronunciation (though I assume the book has something explaining stuff like that on another page..hopefully).

I kind of wonder how many people there are going around trying to curse at people and saying “shine” as in ray of sunshine…

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I realized how brilliant the Kill la Kill puns are for the show’s title, so I put something together to partially explain them to avoid doing my thesis.

There probably are a lot of things I missed and a few things I might have made mistakes on, so if there are any let me know.

there are mice in spelman?! dont tell me these things thats not cool now I’m terrified.

I think it’s just in our building because there weren’t any last year.  Plus we’re on the first floor so they can get up to us more easily…

Thesis is cute though.  We think he’s just trying to get out of the rain and that he might leave on his own as long as we’re careful not to drop any food.