I dunno why but I’ve just felt tired and lazy all day long. I didn’t do as much work as I wanted to and didn’t even do as much of the fun stuff as I was thinking about.
I hope that’s gone tomorrow because I really want to do stuff.
“To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet’s nest is a very bad idea.”
hideoutfromreality asked: Out of curiosity (cause I've been getting mixed signals whoops) what sexuality are you and how did you discover it?
Mixed signals? Hm, I’m not sure where the mix has been coming from, but I suppose it’s best to make sure the record’s straight…well, okay, word choice may be a bit sketchy there. I’m gay, and I didn’t discover it so much as eventually come to the conclusion through determining what appealed to me most. You hear stories about people who say they knew for a long time that they were different and just up and realized one day how that really was…yeah, that’s not my story at all, to be perfectly honest until my late teens I was absolutely, utterly clueless about my sexuality entirely. Mostly out of naïveté - I had a worse understanding about sexuality than I did quantum physics. It wasn’t until I started actually getting exposed to it more directly - accidentally at first, and then actively pursued - that I started to think about it in detail. And even then I wasn’t immediately sure which direction I was going to go, it took some time and exploration to come to the conclusion that, yeah, it’s dudes and pretty much only dudes.
Maybe they have you confused with someone way more good blood-er.
You’d think they’d catch on after the last thirty calls had gone unanswered though.
Maybe it’s the legendary Nido blood they read about in the thing.
Nido blood is a viciously toxic substance that kills people in less than 5 minutes.
This is not something that they would find desirable.
The Red Cross is starting to disturb me. They’re seriously calling me almost every day trying to get my blood. Like, guys, I don’t really have a lot of time and there’s gotta be other people in the city who you can get blood from. Mine isn’t that special.
My nose is driving me crazy tonight. Irritation, sneezing, running, all very unpleasant. Am I developing allergies?
Imagine being killed by fog.
Back in the day, the mining town of Donora didn’t have the best air quality, as you might suspect from a mining town. But during one weekend in 1948, a wall of smog caused by an air inversion threw the town into an unprecedented darkness. The smog was so thick and pervasive that it literally couldn’t be seen through - people were losing their cars in the stuff. But that was only the second-worst part of it; the worst part was the thousands of individuals that fell ill to it.
Donora’s population at the time was roughly 14,000. It’s estimated that 7,000 fell sick to the fog. The symptoms were largely respiratory in nature - coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and the like. Perhaps what one might expect from airborne contaminants, but rarely have they ever been so severe and so sudden. Of the 7,000 who fell ill, twenty died. More might have if not for the efforts of the town’s doctors, who traveled through the noxious air visiting houses and providing relief to the afflicted. The doctors mainly had to walk - the conditions made driving nigh impossible.
The fog finally cleared after four days, when the rain came and helped clear the air. While it’s not absolutely certain what caused the illnesses and deaths, the suspicions were that fluorine gas emissions from the zinc plant were the culprit; victims had elevated levels of fluorine in their bodies, well beyond toxic limits for some of them.
We’re often warned about the dangers of air pollution, but I wonder how many people realize how dangerous it can be. Oil and coal burning contributes to tens of thousands of deaths annually - it’s just that we don’t see the direct association. The death fog of Donora may have been a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, but don’t think that that means we’re all in the clear; our air just kills us more slowly.