15 questions 15 mutuals

I was tagged by the @rieraclaelin and @deaneatscake. Thank you <3

1. Are you named after anyone?
My first name is my dad’s mother’s name, my middle name is my mom’s mother’s name. Cool part is my mom always loved my first name anyway and it was just a happy coincidence that her mother-in-law had that name.
2. When was the last time you cried?
Last night. I don’t remember why, and it wasn’t like sobbing, but yeah.
3. Do you have kids?
Nope. Nada. None. NO WAY. Do not want.
4. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
No! Never! 😛
5. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Usually their eyes and very quickly I move onto the mouth. I have a thing for people’s mouths and also I use them to fill in the blanks for what my ears/brain don’t hear.
6.What’s your eye color?
Blue. Me and my mom’s dad are the only ones for the last four generations to have blue eyes. It’s the only thing I can thank that bastard for 😀
7. Scary movie or happy ending?
Scary movies!
8. Any special talents?
I’m really good at reading a person’s character and motives. I suck at reading emotions, but I can usually tell when someone’s a sneaky bastard, and because most people assume I’m not paying attention, I can usually get people to admit things to me in a roundabout way if I can get them talking with me 😀
9. Where were you born?
New York
10. What are your hobbies?
Reading, writing, watching TV, gaming.
11. Do you have any pets?
Not anymore.
12. What sports do you play/have you played?
I played basketball some when I was a kid, but only because I grew A LOT faster than all the other kids in grade school. I’m very uncoordinated, so I suck at all aspects of sports, and once everybody caught up with me height-wise, I didn’t have any advantage.
13. How tall are you?
5′ 8.5″ (174c)
14. Favorite subject in school?
Science
15. Dream job?
Writer. Preferably the creepy recluse kind that comes down from the cabin in the mountains once a month and everybody hides from me 😀

TAGGING: I’m not gonna tag anybody for this, but please consider yourself tagged if you see this and want to play. Also, please tag me so I can read your answers!

@deaneatscake
replied to your post “I think I might sometimes get visual hallucinations, but I am not…”

I’m not the anon but do you have olfactory hallucinations? ( I hope that’s the right word in English) I have them all the time though I’m pretty sure it’s because of my trauma but it still sucks because it always makes me nauseous

Ugh, that sucks. I’m sorry you have to deal with that!

Yes, I get them. I hallucinate with all five senses (more than that if you consider humans have a total of like 21 senses including sense of balance and time), though auditory, visual, and tactile are my most common. Olfactory and gustatory are there frequently too, but not as often as the others.

Visual hallucinations are common in migraine sufferers. Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations are also common in people with seizures. I knew someone who would get a strong taste of… Ugh, I forget what it was, but it was super strong and would come like 45 minutes before a seizure.

It can also happen in people with strokes, PTSD and/or trauma, and brain injuries. My uncle had a traumatic brain injury and lost his sense of taste and smell, but he gets a strong sense of acid or salt at times and he’s not schizophrenic.

I’ve had hallucinations all my life, so it’s not really a big deal to me. In fact, my olfactory and gustatory hallucinations are kinda nice. One of them is a super strong taste and smell of strawberries and chocolate. Another olfactory one is a very strong smell of crayons 😀

It sucks when it’s something like gas and I worry there’s a gas leak in the area, but I’ve also got a really strong sense of smell, so even if nobody else can smell it yet, sometimes it’s still real.

One time I did smell gas, and a few minutes after I started telling everyone, they began to smell it. The pilot light had gone out, and thankfully everybody believed me and got out of the building.

My family and friends don’t just dismiss it. Even if it is a hallucination, they take the time to say “nope, I don’t see/hear/smell that.” It’s nice to have people I can depend on to see if stuff is real 🙂

I know people with issues like PTSD and/or trauma can do “grounding” exercises to help them with hallucinations or flashbacks, though I don’t know if they ever go away completely.

Again, sorry you have to deal with that. especially if it makes you nauseous 🙁

@deaneatscake
replied to your post “@deaneatscake
replied to your post “@maliciouslycreative
replied to…”

I’m going to be the smallest and gayest guy you’ve ever seen but I’m still going to punch them

My family is full of unnaturally strong women. We still don’t have the upper body strength of the men in our family, but we don’t even work out and I’ve actually had to be careful all my life to not hurt my back because I can lift way too much for a woman’s bone structure. My mom ruined her back by moving refrigerators and couches when she was a kid with her dad.

That being said, I’ve always known to look out for the little ones. Even though they’re not as physically strong, they’re MUCH faster than the bulky strong ones and they’re more vicious. I’m pretty sure you could kick my ass as long as I can’t catch you 😀

And go for it! Some people need punching. A lot of people need punching 🙂

@deaneatscake
replied to your post “@maliciouslycreative
replied to your post “@cenedrariva
replied to…”

A friend of mine who’s trans can now pass pretty well, but before that friends still told new friends that he was male. And some of them were literally always asking (behind his back) “what really? he looks s oweird… he’s not male is he??? why does he say that” and I was like.. that’s none of your business shut the fuck up

but
hey some people are just assholes… a colleague of mine literally
asked me “hey if I talk to other people about you I can use she right?
because you look female”. unrelated but I have a lot of feelings about
this. why are cis people so rigid about gender roles, fuck the system

Ugh, people are so strange – “can I use “she” if I’m talking to other people” – NO! I mean… would they be okay with you referring to them as a different gender just because?!

Again I think it comes down to the whole getting their nose out of other people’s business, letting them do their own thing, and just basic decency and respect. Is it REALLY that hard for someone to respect another person’s wishes? No. They just want to put up a stink because they don’t like it.