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snuggle time w/ the harkers
(art is by Becky Cloonan)
NBC has made the Jonathan Harker tag a very unsafe place for me.
Bram Stoker: Dracula
In a few years, I want to be a mother through sperm donation. I’ll be adopting (I think through the public foster system, possibly international special needs), but I also want to carry and give birth. Is that selfish? Is it wrong to bring a child into the world like this? The statistics seem to indicate that most donor-conceived people are well-adjusted, but they’re also not 100% accurate or reflective of reality.
I wish there was some way that I could have the opportunity for ongoing contact, at the child’s discretion, before he/she turns 18. I know I’ll only pursue donors who have identity release and only agencies that provide reasonable limits on how many children can be conceived per donor. I was briefly attracted to the possibility of independent donations, because of the personal nature of it and the fact that money isn’t exchanged, but the lack of legal security is too much for me.
I’ll be honest with my children from day one, in age appropriate ways. I know that secrets are destructive. I’ll involve my brother and father and uncles in his/her life, and whatever other male friends and family. This won’t replace a father, but I know it’s important to have a male figure in his/her life. But what if despite everything I do, my child still suffers from identify problems because of the circumstances of his/her birth?
The other option I’ll go with is embryo adoption, which has the advantage of really being a donation. But, it has an uncomfortably low success rate and is much more expensive (it feels awful talking about costs in creating a life, but don’t “normal” families also have costs associated with having children?). I just feel really conflicted, and I do a lot of reading and thinking about this topic. I want to do the right thing for my future children.
Does anyone on any side of the issue—donor, mother, donor-conceived person—have any thoughts or opinions? I’m trying to be as open-minded as possible and become as educated as I can be. What do I need to know?
Came back from the farmer’s market, got myself a thai ice tea, sat down in the park to read a fine book. I don’t mean to brag, but this was a pretty sweet day.
Left and right are both directions. The difference between them is that when facing due North, your former will be to the West, and your latter will fall on the East. Remember which half of your body was placed in each quadrant, and you will be able to know the difference between your left and right, this works even after you discontinue facing North.
Red is the light reflecting visual representation shared by both blood, and my blankie. It’s also the opposite of green.
The new colour is called Banewolf. I may not have been able to visualise it, but I did just think of it, which was the only prerequisite.
Pure water doesn’t stimulate any of the varying taste sensations, neither does it effect the sense of smell. So this is basically like asking “What is breathing oxygen unassisted in outer space like” knowing full well humans can’t breathe there. However, almost all water you’ve ever drunk has been tainted by something else; tannin, fluoride, minerals, blahblahblah, it depends on where you are. You simply become accustomed to that water so you no longer taste the additional properties. This is why when you go to a different area and drink tap water, sometimes it tastes bad. Or why if you are used to drinking rain water, tap/bore is disgusting to you. It’s not the actual water, it’s the tiny little extra bits you are tasting.
(Source: alonesomes, via codenamepapabear)
Trowsdower is my OTP.
Ben - “Do you know what the Preservation Room is for?”
Riley - “Delicious jams and jellies?”
I wonder if Joe and Frank ever get upset that none of their friends outside of Bayport ever invite them over unless there’s a mystery that needs solving.
how people use to imagine the future:
how people now imagine the future:
this actually says so much about society
This is exactly why we need more optimistic science fiction. We need another Jetsons, another ‘Home of Tomorrow, another Star Trek. We need more people imagining that things aren’t as good as they’re gonna get, that mankind isn’t doomed to fail. We need more optimism. Otherwise, how will we dream?
(Source: snorlaxatives, via bowchickabow-wow)