Jay Angler wrote:Oh, do you think you could build me a third arm? I'd like an extra right please, but I'd make do with two lefts if I had to. I've heard of people have "two left feet". An extra left arm would be soooo.... useful.
Pearl Sutton wrote:
The reason my head is like it is is a mix of weird brain damage from seizures mixed with having my nose in a book all my life. My brain runs fast, has a lot of odd data and ideas to play with, and it gets very weird in here sometimes. I found y'all a visual.... (feel free to give up after 30 secs, it doesn't improve)
Ellendra Nauriel wrote:
Wow, that video pretty well describes the way my brain is, too. No wonder people think I'm weird!!!
(Never had seizures, but I am on the autistic spectrum. Basically, I don't have the rulebook that everyone else seems to have been born knowing. It's not that I think outside the box, it's that I have no idea where the box is. Sometimes a solution seems obvious to me, but people act like it's a huge deal. I gave up understanding people.)
I took brain damage in two areas, one has to do with being able to see other people’s emotions on their face (like being deaf to emotional communication,) the other, as far as we can tell is the corpus callosum took “burn damage” which leaves no damper on my thoughts as they slam back and forth across the hemispheres of my brain.
The corpus callosum is the part of your brain that acts as a gatekeeper between the hemispheres and various areas of the brain, it keeps the thoughts in your head somewhat orderly. People who have this type of damage as adults tend to suicide, due to the sheer overwhelming amount of thoughts that cannot be stopped. The noise drives them crazy. I grew up thinking the noise in my head was normal, and that everyone else was just better at being polite about it all. Your brain does something called an association tree, starting with a word like “apple” you think things like: I like apples, Mark likes apples, Mark married Amy, Amy was from New York... etc. Normal brains usually peter out about 10-12 associations. People who have had this type of damage do 200 or more, and a lot of those spawn other association trees. So when I hear a sentence spoken at normal speaking pace by the time the end of it is reached, I’ve gone about 7000 associations down the line, due to new ones triggered by almost every word, and the cascade of more associations hooked to the first ones, and have a VERY hard time dragging my brain back to what the sentence was. Makes communicating hard. I tell people “it echoes when you speak to me.” Some days I have a VERY hard time blocking echoes, some days it’s not too bad.
Mike Barkley wrote:1. A device that enables people to hear what colors sound like.
2. Shoes that automatically dance to those sounds. Then everyone could have happy feet.
That would be fun! Can we dehydrate some wolves, badgers, and prairie dogs to help too? Mix it all with seedballs of well chosen plants... I have truck, who's gonna dehydrate the buffaloes? My dehydrators burn out too fast, and I don't have a solar one up yet.
3. Catapults & trebuchets specifically designed to launch massive herds of dehydrated magical buffaloes. Then when they landed near water or it rained they would rehydrate & start reviving the plains. It would be mounted on her tractor or truck. Powered by sparkly compost making unicorns naturally.
4. Building codes suitable for a permie lifestyle.
Travis Johnson wrote: Mmmmm...duct tape bananas, or try to feed a hungry world? I still say we are in a more noble fight Pearl!
Pearl Sutton wrote: At one stage in things he had said the party needs to be held at the Prancing Pony Inn, from Lord of the Rings, so in his honor, I made the Prancing Pony Inn at the party that year.
Marco Banks wrote:I'm thinking that she would invent a unicorn that blows rainbow colored seed out of it's nose in order to sow a crop of lovely Skittles. And when the unicorn was done doing its work, it would politely curtsy in your general direction before taking a sparkly poop in your compost pile, and then leaping over the fence.