Visions in Shades of Frost


People need to read this

The justice system protects rapists. This is rape culture. This is why most rapists are not convicted. This is why there is a “false allegations” statistic.



People need to read this

The justice system protects rapists. This is rape culture. This is why most rapists are not convicted. This is why there is a “false allegations” statistic.




steve and bucky are startled by a levitating knife

It’s been ten minutes why am I still laughing

"the future is so scary"


When the Suffolk County Police Department asked Bradley Adams, PhD, director of the Forensic Anthropology Unit (FAU) for New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), to meet them on a desolate stretch of Ocean Parkway one frigid morning in December 2010, they were trying to solve a human puzzle: A few bones were missing from a skeleton discovered two days earlier. “We know the human anatomy so well,” says Dr. Adams, referring to his team of eight forensic anthropologists, who are often tapped for their expertise, “that we can immediately tell whether it’s the bone of a human or an animal.”

As it turned out, the additional bones found that day were not only human, they also belonged to multiple individuals. “The police discovered a second body, then another, and another,” recalls Dr. Adams, clinical assistant professor of forensic medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. Four skeletons were eventually recovered from the undergrowth. Once Dr. Adams and his colleagues examined them in their laboratory on First Avenue and 30th Street, they determined that all were young adult females. That’s when investigators knew that, in all likelihood, they were looking for a serial killer.

About 50 times a year in New York City, unidentified remains are recovered. Forensic anthropologists dedicate themselves to solving the most human of all mysteries: answering the question, who are you? The ability to glean information—facts and clues—from skeletal remains is what makes a forensic anthropologist a detective’s detective. They determine gender by evaluating skull features, bone size, and, most important, the pelvis, which in females is configured for childbearing. The upper jaw and eye sockets offer clues to ethnicity. “We can tell the age of children’s skeletons by bone and teeth development,” Dr. Adams explains. “With adults, we examine wear and tear in the spine, ribs, and pelvis. We also have one of the country’s few bone histology labs, where the age of a bone can be estimated.” But if the scientists are uncertain, they’ll say so. “What we don’t want to do,” says Dr. Adams, “is send investigators down the wrong path.”

Dr. Adams’s interest in the field dates back to the childhood summers he spent in his grandfather’s funeral home in Salina, Kansas. He was appointed the FAU’s sole scientist in 2004, after years of traveling the globe with the U.S. Army’s Central Identification Lab, identifying the remains of missing troops. Today, the FAU is the nation’s largest unit of its kind, outside the Department of Defense. Its growth is due partly to its enhanced responsibilities following 9/11, when Dr. Adams’s predecessor, Amy Zelson Mundorff, supervised dozens of forensic anthropologists brought in from all over the country to sift through the debris to identify human bones and bone fragments. The expanded unit has since carried out two large identification efforts after significant additional pockets of 9/11 remains were discovered during construction in 2006. A forensic anthropologist from the unit is stationed full-time at Ground Zero, just in case new remains are uncovered.

All this is in addition to the unit’s everyday duties: examining unidentified remains found within the five boroughs, consulting with the OCME’s forensic pathologists on trauma-related deaths, assisting in field recoveries, training medical students and residents, and conducting research. The unit is also auditing the city’s archives of unidentified remains—exhuming skeletons for updated examinations—and assisting other jurisdictions in New York State through a grant from the Department of Justice. It was one such extracurricular assignment that brought Dr. Adams to Ocean Parkway that December, and the following spring, for a second search that turned up six more human skeletons (including two in nearby Nassau County). As with the first group of bodies, the mission of Dr. Adams and his team remains the same: coaxing mute bones to speak.

“It’s tough to get an investigation going if you haven’t identified the victim,” Dr. Adams explains. “That’s why every piece of information we can give the police is helpful. It’s gratifying to be able to say ‘This is what we know about this person,’ and then watch the wheels start turning.” •

NYU Physician Winter 2013-2014


"free trial"


"all we need is your credit card information"


"I love women," is not a get out of jail free card. Thicke pulled the same bullshit when he was accused of degrading women in "Blurred Lines": "When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women," he said. How nice of you to say so, Mr. Thicke. Alas, your work shows the opposite to be true. I am fairly certain many of the men who buy sex and consume porn also think they do it because they really, really, love women. NOPE. You love women like I love wine — as something I consume selfishly for my personal benefit and as a product.

Meghan Murphy (No, “female-appreciation” is not the same thing as feminism)

Full article here

(via casocracy)


A tiger and his boy



Okay I actually think this little scene is hella important. We all know HYDRA did all kinds of experiments on him before Steve found him. Who’s to say they didn’t experiment with wiping memories as well ? They probably already started all kinds of experiments related to the Winter Soldier on him.

See how Bucky’s rambling at the beginning ? It’s like he’s trying really hard to remember who he is. He keeps repeating numbers and his name like it’s something he remembers but he doesn’t know what it means, he doesn’t know it’s him.

Then when Steve shows up he doesn’t recognise him at first. It actually takes him a good couple of seconds before he remembers who Steve is. And with remembering Steve, he also remembers himself because Steve is part of him. I’m going to curl up under the blankets and cry myself to sleep now.

 (from disappointme)

goddammit now I have so many feelings

This post is really great and I support it, but it’s important to remember that Bucky isn’t reciting a random string of numbers or saying his name to try to remember who he is. Maybe that’s part of it, but it’s a better bet that he’s reciting name/rank/serial number, because that’s what he’s been trained to do while being tortured.

HYDRA has had him for days now, and the things they were doing to him weren’t just experimentation, they’re torture. Keep in mind that Bucky doesn’t know jack shit about the extra-human experiments that are being done at home via Howard and Steve and through Hitler and HYDRA. All he knows is that they are hurting him and his training (that all soldiers got) dictates that the only thing he is allowed to tell his torturers is name/rank/serial number. So that’s what he’s doing, through the pain. What he’s trained to do.

It’s been days and he’s still stuck to only this (that we know of). It makes me wonder if that is why they mold him into Winter Soldier, because he has a precedent of being able to take immense amounts of pain and still follow orders. They know that he has the mental capacity to handle the things they are going to throw at him.

Winter Soldier isn’t a persona they forced onto a blank slate. Winter Soldier is Bucky Barnes twisted into something ugly. 






if youre not part of the supernatural fandom you might want to reevaluate your life choices

the bodybag…

Is this… is this supernatural harlem shake?

That’s Osric in the bodybag, if you were wondering. 


Taking a Vote

Okay Tumblr, the end of my night at work was shitty and I spent most of the drive home screaming obscenities at the top of my lungs.

I’ve eaten most of a chocolate bunny. There were fun posts tonight that made me laugh.

Do I initiate Ragnarok tomorrow or not?