squ1dp0ny:

lawliwa:


"I want to share a cautionary tale with you guys. I make light of it, but it’s a very serious issue we don’t really think about until it’s too late. Until this year, I actually really never cared about getting accurate eye colors for my cosplays. I’ve been wearing prescription lenses since around 2003. But this year I decided to start getting some SFX contact lenses. I even got a contact lens sponsorship that I abused. However. I thoroughly regret it now. I suffered a huge injury all because I didn’t get contact lenses from my doctor. In cosplay, it’s very tempting to buy from these SFX contact sellers because it’s convenient and it’s relatively more cost friendly. (I say relatively because the medical bills from this injury have amounted to many times more than the costs I’ve spent on lenses.) After wearing some lenses on Saturday of SDCC, my eye suffered a 90% corneal abrasion. That number is very high and abnormal for just a contact lens. It’s usually from a more violent trauma. At first, the guess was that I was wearing the wrong size. (The diameter isn’t the only important measurement when getting properly fitted lenses.) I saw 4 different doctors and after some time it was determined that it was the quality of the lenses. My lens provided almost no oxygen to my eye, it melded, and when I took out my lens, it took out 90% of my cornea with it. They were concerned that the damage was so severe I might actually go blind from it.  It was extremely painful and ugly and just awful. At one point I was trying so hard to force myself not to cry and scream because it hurt so bad but the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me and that was so frustrating.  I couldn’t even open my right eye, because it hurt to squeeze my left eye even the slightest bit. It took over a week and a half to heal the abrasion. Now I’m left with scarring and clouding which is causing blindness. I’m legally blind in my left eye right now which is to say I can “see” but it’s beyond blurry. If I stay this way, it means this eye will never have a prescription that will provide me with any visual accuracy in that eye. I’ve been upgraded to steroids. The clouding has reduced a very low percentage, but I haven’t regained any of my vision. The doctors are hopeful, but it’s not certain I’ll regain my vision. The process takes over a month to heal. Some people have it worse from this injury and lose ALL eyesight. I’m very lucky.



So moral of this story? I really hope I motivate at least one cosplayer never to order contact lenses from sources outside of your optometrist or websites that are recommended by/require prescriptions from optometrists. I know colored contacts are so tempting for accuracy, and a fun look, but if they do not come from trusted sources, you are just risking your safety and health for cheap, harmful quality.
This photo is from last Thursday and Friday. After a whole week I was finally able to open my eye.
Something I didn’t know is that purchasing contact lenses outside of your doctor is actually ILLEGAL in some states. It’s illegal in California. Do some research on your states laws before you buy them too!
*** I’m seeing these comments and getting messages with a bunch of incorrect facts.***
- Corneal abrasions are NOT rare. Corneal abrasions from contact lenses are the top reason for most corneal abrasions. Not all cases are as extreme as mine. And mine wasn’t even the most extreme case.
- Some people said I would’ve felt it immediately and taken my contact lens out. FALSE. I wore my contact lenses for close to 8 hours with out a single sign of pain or discomfort. The injury occurred when I was taking my lenses out.
- This was NOT the first time I wore SFX lenses. And this was NOT the first time I wore contact lenses. I’ve been wearing lenses for 10 years.
- This was NOT a matter of incorrect sizing, but a matter of QUALITY OF PRODUCT. I was using Pinky Paradise lenses. If you’ve been using Pinky Paradise, good for you. So was I. If you want to continue to use them, good. for. you. I am merely sharing my story as it could happen to ANY ONE even if they’ve been wearing a certain brand for a long time, LIKE ME.  I am choosing not to risk quality of product to save a few bucks any more. I don’t even know if I’ll regain vision in my eye so saving $10 and a few doctors visit was NOT worth it to me.”

I haven’t seen this around tumblr yet but knowing that pinkyparadise is a popular contact lens provider for the cosplay community, I had to share this here. Please, please be careful when it comes to contact lenses you guys.
Source


Boost this like crazy.
I know it might seem “frustrating” if a company won’t take your money without a current prescription- been there done that.  But trust me- you do NOT want to mess around with medical devices. Contact lenses, like prescription medicine, should only be used WITH a prescription specific to you.

squ1dp0ny:

lawliwa:

"I want to share a cautionary tale with you guys. I make light of it, but it’s a very serious issue we don’t really think about until it’s too late. Until this year, I actually really never cared about getting accurate eye colors for my cosplays. I’ve been wearing prescription lenses since around 2003. But this year I decided to start getting some SFX contact lenses. I even got a contact lens sponsorship that I abused. However. I thoroughly regret it now. I suffered a huge injury all because I didn’t get contact lenses from my doctor. In cosplay, it’s very tempting to buy from these SFX contact sellers because it’s convenient and it’s relatively more cost friendly. (I say relatively because the medical bills from this injury have amounted to many times more than the costs I’ve spent on lenses.) After wearing some lenses on Saturday of SDCC, my eye suffered a 90% corneal abrasion. That number is very high and abnormal for just a contact lens. It’s usually from a more violent trauma. At first, the guess was that I was wearing the wrong size. (The diameter isn’t the only important measurement when getting properly fitted lenses.) I saw 4 different doctors and after some time it was determined that it was the quality of the lenses. My lens provided almost no oxygen to my eye, it melded, and when I took out my lens, it took out 90% of my cornea with it. They were concerned that the damage was so severe I might actually go blind from it.
It was extremely painful and ugly and just awful. At one point I was trying so hard to force myself not to cry and scream because it hurt so bad but the doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me and that was so frustrating.
I couldn’t even open my right eye, because it hurt to squeeze my left eye even the slightest bit. It took over a week and a half to heal the abrasion. Now I’m left with scarring and clouding which is causing blindness. I’m legally blind in my left eye right now which is to say I can “see” but it’s beyond blurry. If I stay this way, it means this eye will never have a prescription that will provide me with any visual accuracy in that eye. I’ve been upgraded to steroids. The clouding has reduced a very low percentage, but I haven’t regained any of my vision. The doctors are hopeful, but it’s not certain I’ll regain my vision. The process takes over a month to heal. Some people have it worse from this injury and lose ALL eyesight. I’m very lucky.

So moral of this story? I really hope I motivate at least one cosplayer never to order contact lenses from sources outside of your optometrist or websites that are recommended by/require prescriptions from optometrists. I know colored contacts are so tempting for accuracy, and a fun look, but if they do not come from trusted sources, you are just risking your safety and health for cheap, harmful quality.

This photo is from last Thursday and Friday. After a whole week I was finally able to open my eye.

Something I didn’t know is that purchasing contact lenses outside of your doctor is actually ILLEGAL in some states. It’s illegal in California. Do some research on your states laws before you buy them too!

*** I’m seeing these comments and getting messages with a bunch of incorrect facts.***

- Corneal abrasions are NOT rare. Corneal abrasions from contact lenses are the top reason for most corneal abrasions. Not all cases are as extreme as mine. And mine wasn’t even the most extreme case.

- Some people said I would’ve felt it immediately and taken my contact lens out. FALSE. I wore my contact lenses for close to 8 hours with out a single sign of pain or discomfort. The injury occurred when I was taking my lenses out.

- This was NOT the first time I wore SFX lenses. And this was NOT the first time I wore contact lenses. I’ve been wearing lenses for 10 years.

- This was NOT a matter of incorrect sizing, but a matter of QUALITY OF PRODUCT. I was using Pinky Paradise lenses. If you’ve been using Pinky Paradise, good for you. So was I. If you want to continue to use them, good. for. you. I am merely sharing my story as it could happen to ANY ONE even if they’ve been wearing a certain brand for a long time, LIKE ME.
I am choosing not to risk quality of product to save a few bucks any more. I don’t even know if I’ll regain vision in my eye so saving $10 and a few doctors visit was NOT worth it to me.”

I haven’t seen this around tumblr yet but knowing that pinkyparadise is a popular contact lens provider for the cosplay community, I had to share this here. Please, please be careful when it comes to contact lenses you guys.

Source

Boost this like crazy.

I know it might seem “frustrating” if a company won’t take your money without a current prescription- been there done that.  But trust me- you do NOT want to mess around with medical devices. Contact lenses, like prescription medicine, should only be used WITH a prescription specific to you.

maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!

It is with great excitement that I finally reveal… WRITERS UNITE! A book by writers, and for writers. Made with the help of over 200 Tumblr Writers, compiled by yours truly, and with a cover by the fantastic Plaguesworth!

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What exactly is this eBook about? Well, here’s the gist of it:

WRITERS UNITE! is a book of writing advice, inspiration, and tips. Over 200 Tumblr authors answered the question:

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This FREE eBook is a compilation of their writing advice, and their stories. You can have access to this nexus — this fountain of knowledge — at no cost whatsoever. Take it, learn, and drink with us!

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221bitssmallerontheoutside:

fucknofetishization:

khaleesikun:

i literally hate when people always try to dismiss race and act like it “isn’t a problem anymore”

i’m mixed. my dad is a 6’3 black male, my mom is white w/ blonde hair and blue eyes.

you and your family have never been randomly pulled over by cops on several occasions just so they could ask your mom if she’s “okay” 

there’s still a fucking problem

interracial relationships dont end racism, point blank.

Dude…wtf

My God-son is white, blond, blue eyes, his wife is black. This shit needs to end. It hurts me to my soul to know people are judging them and their beautiful kids because of race.

gingercrawford:


http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119264/new-doctor-who-peter-capaldi-tests-mainstream-nerd-culture


Why is Moffat as well as practically the entire fandom suddenly suffering from selective amnesia?

When I pointed out that a young Doctor is nothing new (5th and 8th) one reader responded…

jackdonaghy:

In honour of remaking my blog + I had previous promised to do something when I reached 10k (on my old blog), I thought I’d do a tumblr awards for the long weekend!
Rules:
follow me
reblog to enter
check all the sideblogs out
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jackdonaghy:

In honour of remaking my blog + I had previous promised to do something when I reached 10k (on my old blog), I thought I’d do a tumblr awards for the long weekend!

Rules:

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beauty-not-skin-deep:

jetblackrabbit:

candyrifle:

wildanduntamedthing:

dave-vriska:

enfeebler:

naathaaaly:

Reason why I hate cats. They’re so scary.

  #Reasons why I hate babies #they do this and everyone blames the pet

THE BABY SMACKED THE CAT WHY ARE YOU BLAMING THE ANIMAL

All the fucking time. People have their pets euthanized because they did something to their kid who fucking hit them or pulled on their tail or got in their face or something. Here’s a better idea: WATCH YOUR FUCKING KID WHEN THEY’RE AROUND ANIMALS. Okay thanks.

^^boldedBut this? Well, that’s how kids learn, isn’t it?they do bad shit, they get bad shit happening right back.I’ll bet that little brat won’t touch the cat again right?
and OP is a fucking prick for trying to blame the cat for defending itself when the kid SMACKED THE CAT IN THE HEAD.
That shit HURTS for a little cat. I’d lash back too.
Asshole.

teach your kid to respect animals, because animals, unlike most humans will not hesitate to kick your ass if you treat them like shit..

And in the video, the parents are encouraging the baby to hit the cat.

beauty-not-skin-deep:

jetblackrabbit:

candyrifle:

wildanduntamedthing:

dave-vriska:

enfeebler:

naathaaaly:

Reason why I hate cats. They’re so scary.

THE BABY SMACKED THE CAT WHY ARE YOU BLAMING THE ANIMAL

All the fucking time. People have their pets euthanized because they did something to their kid who fucking hit them or pulled on their tail or got in their face or something. Here’s a better idea: WATCH YOUR FUCKING KID WHEN THEY’RE AROUND ANIMALS. Okay thanks.

^^bolded

But this? Well, that’s how kids learn, isn’t it?

they do bad shit, they get bad shit happening right back.

I’ll bet that little brat won’t touch the cat again right?

and OP is a fucking prick for trying to blame the cat for defending itself when the kid SMACKED THE CAT IN THE HEAD.

That shit HURTS for a little cat. I’d lash back too.


Asshole.

teach your kid to respect animals, because animals, unlike most humans will not hesitate to kick your ass if you treat them like shit..

And in the video, the parents are encouraging the baby to hit the cat.

Selective amnesia or drinking Moffat Koolaid?


http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119264/new-doctor-who-peter-capaldi-tests-mainstream-nerd-culture


Why is Moffat as well as practically the entire fandom suddenly suffering from selective amnesia?

When I pointed out that a young Doctor is nothing new (5th and 8th) one reader responded with this: “ i haven’t had the chance to learn too much about classic who, but this made sense to me as i watched the 50th anniversary special…how the war time doctor was shocked that the young bucks were him in the future…how he asks if he’s having a mid-life crisis….how you can see the weight of the time war in their eyes….it makes sense in my mind for him to choose a youthful appearance with a fun personality.”

This still doesn’t address the 5th Doctor being the youngest next to Matt. And 8 wasn’t exactly old either. I like Capaldi and I like older Doctors but it would seem that Moffat along with a huge segment of the fandom have conveniently forgotten the ages of 5 and 8.BTW I started with Tom Baker. Yes, I’m an older Whovian. It’s a myth that only new Whovians have the newer Doctors as their Doctor.

All in all I’m sick to death of Moffat and Moffat-ites and their bullshit. When are people going to wake up to this bullshit? Unthinking sycophants that see Moffat as the end-all and be-all of the show which IMO he has all but destroyed. I’m also sick to death of both fans and bloggers disrespecting the ages of the newer younger Doctors. It’s just as bad as disrespecting the ages of the older Doctors. Clearly Moffat is once again twisting canon and re-writing it to suit his agenda of making the show Stephen Moffats Doctor Who.

davidtennantsreallybigcoat:

BBC Casanova, David Tennant

Happy National Dog’s Day

Happy National Dog’s Day