As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
What a fucking nightmare, just kill me.
I know a girl who was hit by a drunk driver and in that state for a year. When she woke up the first thing she did was tell off the doctor who tried to convince her mom to pull the plug. She heard *everything* while being called brain dead.
But imagine the patients who have been waiting and watching for years when people argue and they can’t do anything as they watch their loved ones decide to let them die
Imagine the people trapped watching people go by and trying to reach out but not being able to communicate
Imagine Owen’s relief when someone finally was able to communicate with him after 12 years
Just wow the implications of comatose patients being actually conscious
This is so huge
The french have grown more powerful.
Look more closely at these photographs, Your Honor.
Notice anything strange about the bread?
I didn’t either. That’s because…
…no cuts were made there in the first place!
The witness forged the photographs to make it look like they had an actual bread knife, when they actually did not!
How, you ask? Look to the second photo.
While it is quite obvious that the knife is penetrating the top half of the breadstick, I’m not sure about the bottom half.
Looks pretty flat, doesn’t it?
The angle of the photo makes it look like the knife is in the witness’s breadstick, whilst it is actually behind it. In addition, the cut was actually made after the first photograph and before the second. Continue to the third photograph.
It is also taken from a flat angle, as was the second photograph. I’m sure you’re finding something missing in this photograph as well, Your Honor. Where is the index finger’s fingertip?
This illustration explains it all.
While I am… ahem, not the best artist…
(Didn’t I go to art school?)
The index finger is hidden behind the loaf of bread. It is not wrapping around the loaf of bread. This is because…
The witness was making space to put the knife’s handle!
Are you really that dull, Wright? For a man who majored in art you should be able to recognize a sculpture when you see one.
as we can see from the photos provided, this is quite obviously plastic.
if you look at any photo of real bread it can’t attain that level of shininess, and even if it could.
If you’ll notice in this picture, the bread on the inside is quite shiny, as well.
Tell me, Wright, have you ever seen real bread gleam that much? Don’t answer that, I will.
Even in this high-resolution photograph with bread that thick, it obviously wouldn’t shine on the inside when it isn’t buttered.
And it isn’t too hard to find the item in question with a quick google search.
Oh, and if you will notice, their hand was covering the seam where the bread was taken apart in the first photo with a simple comparison of the pattern on the bread.
It appears your lawyering skills are in much need of some sharpening if you expect to cut me down with that weak objection.
Edgeworth, you’re asking yourself the wrong question. It’s not “is there bread like that…”
You should be asking “can there be bread like that?”
Sweet bread can be infused with sugar or a syrup, making the outsides shinier- and the insides sweeter. Take a look.
Furthermore. there are parts of the witness’s bread knife that don’t just match up with the novelty bread knives you have presented. Take another look.
Let me point out two things about the novelty knives: one, their markings, and two, the placement of the knife itself.
In the novelty knives, the marks are artificial-looking and repeated. That is because they are manufactured. In the witness’s photo, the marks are more natural and realistic- because they are, well, real!
Furthermore, the blades on the novelty knives are in the middle of the handle.
But… look back at the witness’s photo. The knife is to the left? Where is the problem, you ask? Look at this illustration.
Here we have the knife, a piece of bread, and a table. Let’s have a go.
I’m sure you see it now, Your Honor.
The bread knife cannot actually be used to cut bread efficiently! Even if it was tilted, it would be uncomfortable and unbalanced!
The defense has an explanation for this positioning.
The blade is to the left because the witness was holding it behind the piece of bread!
THIS IS WHY I LOVE TUMBLR GOD DAMNIT
THEY LITERALLY JUST MADE AN ENTIRE CASE ABOUT THE FUCKING BREAD KNIFE
omgggg are you in for a treat anon.
Blackfyres are the descendants of King Aegon the Fourth, who fathered a great deal of bastards (the most prominent are: Bloodraven (who is a greenseer/part tree in Dance), Bittersteel, who founded the Golden Company while in exile in Essos, and Shiera Seastar, who Bloodraven loved. Daemon Blackfyre was one of King Aegon’s bastards, fathered on his cousin, Daena the Defiant.
Daemon was recognized as Aegon’s bastard when he was a teen, and he was given the Valaryian steel sword of the Targaryens, Blackfyre, from which he took his surname.
Basically, civil war eventually broke out between Daemon Blackfyre and his half-brother, King Daeron - some argued that Daeron wasn’t Aegon’s son, some just like Daemon better - and Bloodraven sided with Daeron, while Bittersteel fought for Daemon. Daemon was killed in battle with some of his sons, while his younger sons survived.
These sons and their descendants came back a few times with lesser rebellions that were shut down before they could gather major strength.
Blackfyres and their supporters believe they are the legitimate claimants to the throne; although the Blackfyre line is said to be “extinct” in the male line, I believe it is still alive through the female line.
From a lot of minor evidence from the book, including:
- Golden Company, founded by Bittersteel, somehow supports Aegon Targaryen because of a pact made between Illyrio and its deceased former leader
- Illyrio has a trunk full of children’s blue clothes
- Blue we see helps disguise Aegon’s true eye color
- Illyrio is awfully invested in restoring a Westerosi claimant to the throne
- Varys shaves his head
- Egg from Dunk and Egg stories shaved his head to disguise his Targaryen hair/heritage
- Jon Connington did not see Aegon until he was about five
- Illyrio’s second wife was said to have “Valaryian” features, which we know are the same as Targaryen features - purple eyes, silver/gold hair.
- “there’s power in king’s blood” -> Varys was castrated by a red priest and his balls were put into flames
There’s other stuff and I’m collecting it for a giant meta in the future, but it basically boils down to:
- Varys is a Blackfyre
- his sister, Serra, was a Blackfyre and married Illyrio
- Aegon is their son
- Therefore, Aegon is a Blackfyre
- Varys and Illyrio have been plotting this for years
- Not many people know the truth about Aegon’s heritage
Not to mention, Dany is prophesied to be the “Slayer of Lies,” which could mean she’s destined to either kill Aegon or slay the actual lie that he is Rhaegar’s son. Also, she is told to be wary of the “Mummer’s Dragon” and we learn that Varys grew up in a trope of mummers.
So, basically the Blackfyres are the absolute long con play in the game of thrones.
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does anyone have that pic of the guy giving another guy head in a vacant lot while the kid does a sick wheelie but also there are some dogs having a threeway and orbs
SIGNAL BOOST BECAUSE I DONT REALLY BELIEVE THIS IS A REAL IMAGE BUT I WANT TO GIVE ERZY THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
what an incredible description but on the other hand i too will never forget this image
ive always watched this and have been like “rei, you’re supposed to be dancing, not beatboxing what are you doing?”
then i realized
he’s dancing alright, but he’s holding his glasses up to keep them from falling. what a dork oh my god