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Existential curveball by scholarwarrior-lad
Existential curveball
"They said you were wanted dead or alive.  Nobody said anything about undead, so just come with me, I guess" he said, pointing an inhumanly large finger.  Tracking your quarry all the way to a tomb (and indeed past the grave) requires a certain amount of dedication.
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Depression got more severe. 
The social isolation is getting to me.
:raincloud:
Not sure if I'll ever get to be a scientist since the isolation is bothersome and well, I'm better at problem solving and discovering things than just following orders... so, even though those two things are useful in the Real World... they don't exactly translate over well socially or academically. :slamhead:

Aspergers got rolled into part of the Autistic Spectrum, which kind of makes sense because they are RELATED but I think there are enough subtle differences in the way the things manifest that it still justifies considering them as NOT QUITE the same thing.
So technically I guess you could say there is more in common with AS and the HFA version of Autism than other PDD's on the spectrum? 
But then again, ADHD and ADD have certain superficial carry over and they can all run comorbid with each other... which to me suggests there may be a genetic link between these conditions.  Not that they can turn into each other mind you, but that whatever complex mechanics are involved which are multiple allelic in nature probably involve similar expression sites amongst which genes they do share.  Scientists haven't totally mapped out the exact genes though and we're likely years and years away from knowing exactly 100% about which expression sites are effected in said disorders.

The Mirror neuron is an oddity too.  For years people have thought its functioning plays some role in development of social skills but more recent studies have contradicted the general notion people erroneously assumed before that it bore a direct relationship.  Now data is suggesting that if it does play a role, that this must be something of a more indirect one.

Unfortunately, your average Joe tends to only understand disorders in terms of whatever broad media stereotypes are floating around.  These tend to run the gamut of 3 largely encompassing archetypes: drooling idiot, freakishly talented prodigy and criminally insane violent tinderbox.

I like evolution. It is a very handy model to explain the way things develop and can be strongly correlated with an overwhelmingly large body of data that can be observed and measured in REAL TIME.
:laughing:
Ironically, one thing the creationists did get right is man did not evolve from an ape.  Not for the reasons they would like though.
You see, Homo sapiens and modern apes shared a common ancestor!  That is why you still see both running around.  The point at which they diverge is not nearly so superlinear though and this is something else people don't understand.  Real evolution is seldom a straight line of point A to point B in a hyperlinear fashion. It is a logarithmic and exponential, highly branching messy nest of a thing that CHANGES OVER TIME.  This is the why to how come a single genus can have multiple extant species in it.  You can organize these into clades for ease of reference while arranging said "trees of life" but it isn't a 1x1... it's entire populations with bits of them breaking off and diverging to become other populations... which means the very first form of life was likely a bacterial cell.
Now, who or whatever set up the recipe for said primordial soup is something we can't well figure out, so if you want to invoke a supernatural entity to feel better about it if you are a religious person, here would be the place in the theory where people would laugh at you the least.

There is a liberty taken in that each node within a clade represents the entire population of a particular species.
You can use algorithms to sort these out so that they are arranged by degrees of similarity in key genomic sequences they may share portions of but that is far more technical and involved than your average street person would be willing to sit through. :nuu:

Now I am no longer completely alone. I got a house plant: Achievement unlocked.
You still run into this alot. And it's still as annoying now as it was then.
There are these people, usually freshly minted otakus who are new to the experience of anime and manga who spout crud about how it is so very vastly superior to Western animation and comic books.  I know because when I was in middle and high school was when I first got bit by the anime bug.  For frack's sake, my first email address is named after a model make of mobile suit... if that isn't obvious evidence then I don't know what else would be. 

And here's the thing... chances are, these people shitting on their own culture's western animation and comic books so much are woefully ignorant about the underground and cult classic western material.  They have the silly idea that all comics are about the archetypal stereotypical superhero or all cartoons still fall within what is referred to as "the animation ghetto" which is a notion that you have to sanitize and sterilize it all to be palatable for little children because some people in a stupid way have assumed all cartoons should be just for little kids (and therefore, necessarily need to be cheerful, or worse yet, for want of a better word :headache: "stupid").  So their reaction when you expose them to an adult cartoon or a comic about something serious/deep/dark is their head explodes a little bit, their eye twitches and they have a miniature bit of trauma.  After getting over that initial shock though, you realize that hey, it's possible to like both.
I'd suggest 50 cc s of some Ralph Bakshi followed by two Sentai Pills, kthnxbai.
:icondoctorplz:
I know that I'll probably never be on the front page or have a Daily Deviation. Nor be member of the month any time soon. And I'm totally okay with that.
See, there are two very obvious reasons why that is: a.) I'm not quite skilled enough and b.) I'm too controversial (in choice of subject matter).  There's a good kind and a bad kind of controversial when it comes to publicity and art/writing about loneliness and ways mankind sucks isn't exactly going to be "that kind" of popular because let's face it, even though it can resonate with people and even though I've got almost 100,000 views (~6.623k away from it at the time of this writing), these topics simply are not glamorous the way other causes are.
:blahblah: tl;dr... your friendly neighborhood nerd dude with depression problems. :movingon:
...And another thing!
Yeah, there's one more, I'm really sick of people getting into arguments with me about how science and art are supposed to be like these super enemies forever locked in MORTAL KOMBAT! *Raves to techno-syndrome for a bit before somebody points out and reminds him of the point he was trying to make ^^;(... oh come on, you did too).* ... Anybody who acts from that stance is ignoring on purpose that they (science and art) can totally work together to make this like awesome stuff, which is how come anatomy books and illustrated plant/animal encyclopedias are totally freaking amazing, how come computer game graphics are holy shit freaking cool and how come you have really great stuff to rot your mind away with like television entertainment and this Internet thing people seem to mainly use for getting into stupid arguments with each other on each day... about stuff like the above topic :lol:.

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scholarwarrior-lad
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United States
About me: Ever since I was little I found myself caught and trapped straddling both the worlds of science and art; don't get me wrong though, I don't entirely dislike it.

Like: Science, thinking, observation, people-watching.
Like + dislike: politics, the nature of good and evil.
Dislike: Brattiness, angry mobs, being cut off in traffic, too much conformity.

Watch as I churn out artwork, homework, writing, grind axes and try to find a date... just your typical atypical college student.

Current Residence: United States of America
Favourite genre of music: several
Favourite style of art: fractals, comic book, absurdism, some surrealism, pop
Operating System: varies; usually Windows and the one this human meat bag was born with (my brain & nervous system)
MP3 player of choice: No thank you
Favourite cartoon character: Spider-Man, Ninja Turtles and Canadian animation
Personal Quote: "For the Love of God please don't make an ass of yourself."
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Depression got more severe. 
The social isolation is getting to me.
:raincloud:
Not sure if I'll ever get to be a scientist since the isolation is bothersome and well, I'm better at problem solving and discovering things than just following orders... so, even though those two things are useful in the Real World... they don't exactly translate over well socially or academically. :slamhead:

Aspergers got rolled into part of the Autistic Spectrum, which kind of makes sense because they are RELATED but I think there are enough subtle differences in the way the things manifest that it still justifies considering them as NOT QUITE the same thing.
So technically I guess you could say there is more in common with AS and the HFA version of Autism than other PDD's on the spectrum? 
But then again, ADHD and ADD have certain superficial carry over and they can all run comorbid with each other... which to me suggests there may be a genetic link between these conditions.  Not that they can turn into each other mind you, but that whatever complex mechanics are involved which are multiple allelic in nature probably involve similar expression sites amongst which genes they do share.  Scientists haven't totally mapped out the exact genes though and we're likely years and years away from knowing exactly 100% about which expression sites are effected in said disorders.

The Mirror neuron is an oddity too.  For years people have thought its functioning plays some role in development of social skills but more recent studies have contradicted the general notion people erroneously assumed before that it bore a direct relationship.  Now data is suggesting that if it does play a role, that this must be something of a more indirect one.

Unfortunately, your average Joe tends to only understand disorders in terms of whatever broad media stereotypes are floating around.  These tend to run the gamut of 3 largely encompassing archetypes: drooling idiot, freakishly talented prodigy and criminally insane violent tinderbox.

I like evolution. It is a very handy model to explain the way things develop and can be strongly correlated with an overwhelmingly large body of data that can be observed and measured in REAL TIME.
:laughing:
Ironically, one thing the creationists did get right is man did not evolve from an ape.  Not for the reasons they would like though.
You see, Homo sapiens and modern apes shared a common ancestor!  That is why you still see both running around.  The point at which they diverge is not nearly so superlinear though and this is something else people don't understand.  Real evolution is seldom a straight line of point A to point B in a hyperlinear fashion. It is a logarithmic and exponential, highly branching messy nest of a thing that CHANGES OVER TIME.  This is the why to how come a single genus can have multiple extant species in it.  You can organize these into clades for ease of reference while arranging said "trees of life" but it isn't a 1x1... it's entire populations with bits of them breaking off and diverging to become other populations... which means the very first form of life was likely a bacterial cell.
Now, who or whatever set up the recipe for said primordial soup is something we can't well figure out, so if you want to invoke a supernatural entity to feel better about it if you are a religious person, here would be the place in the theory where people would laugh at you the least.

There is a liberty taken in that each node within a clade represents the entire population of a particular species.
You can use algorithms to sort these out so that they are arranged by degrees of similarity in key genomic sequences they may share portions of but that is far more technical and involved than your average street person would be willing to sit through. :nuu:

Now I am no longer completely alone. I got a house plant: Achievement unlocked.

Disclaimer:

These writings are the products of this author's fevered imagination so any resemblances to any persons living or deceased are a.) entirely coincidental, or b.) gravely unfortunate.

Hypothetically, which is a preferable way to die? 

53%
9 deviants said In a final blaze of glory against overwhelming enemies.
47%
8 deviants said Peacefully of old age after having a long, full life.

Living Epitaph: Study onward!

"Yes I laugh in the face of death. Now, more work! Wahaha!

Time to do my parents, and my many mentors and the tutors I've had over the years proud. It is my duty to become as well educated as I can to in my own small silly part steward this ungrateful community as a way to give back by being an upright citizen with a profession and accomplishments, yes?

That is what keeps me going no matter what. The belief that I need to make the investments other people made in me worthwhile and not a waste of money and time."

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scholarwarrior-lad:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
I'll give it a shot.
Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:17 AM
ZombieDaryl:iconzombiedaryl:
DRAW VENTURE BROS!!!! *Whispers* P....please? :P
Sun Feb 2, 2014, 9:46 PM
scholarwarrior-lad:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
Viva la personal shoutbox?
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FireChic86:iconfirechic86:
I know it.
Thu Apr 5, 2012, 7:05 PM
scholarwarrior-lad:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
You probably could teach me to shoot better.
Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:20 PM
FireChic86:iconfirechic86:
I think I could teach you to shoot well. I can pick off just about any target.
Tue Apr 3, 2012, 4:41 PM
scholarwarrior-lad:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
I'd take you up on the latter but I have possibly the worst aim in if not human history, at least the western hemisphere...
Tue Apr 3, 2012, 2:12 PM
FireChic86:iconfirechic86:
Tea is always helpful. And so is SD gundam. Another thing I find relaxing is shooting.
Tue Apr 3, 2012, 8:32 AM
scholarwarrior-lad:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
True.
Mon Apr 2, 2012, 12:48 AM
Palandrose:iconpalandrose:
or a good match in SD gundam
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FLComics Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!Llama...an important part of life 
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome.
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AomiArmster Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i boop thee :eyes:
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BOOP!
Sparkly Unicrons Teni.
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Thank you darling for the Llama :icondesireyouplz:
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :iconhandsomeonionplz:
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Bridgels Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure babe :iconlazeflirtplz:
(lol don't mind me...)
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:lol: ^^;
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Thanks for the llama!~
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You're welcome.
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Shannon175 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the llama friend :D
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You're welcome.
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Thank you for the llama! (:
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You're welcome.
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:chew:
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:la:
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Thanks for the llama back ^^ I see that you like both sciences and Art, like me :D
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome and yes, I do. :chew:
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How are you man?Tard Slide 
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scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Been kinda busy.
I'll put in an update about that stuff today. :O
Some of it is pretty neat.
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