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openamenta:

@sojournthemoon

The most popularly mentioned symptom of hypersensitivity is thinking or feeling that things are polluted when they aren’t.  But it’s not the only one.  Many hypersensitives also have “obstructed melioration”, where – especially if something is actually polluted or actually has something on it – they are so paralyzed by their feelings of disgust that they can’t take actions to clean.

You can be diagnosed with some forms of hypersensitivity even if you never make a mistake on a test of pollution identification.  If you can’t touch the dishes so you can’t wash the dishes; if you can’t stand the smell of dust so you never jack up the couch to sweep it up; if something spilled in your fridge last month and you haven’t been able to open it since then even though it was only ketchup at the time, so now it’s a mold ecosystem you’d need to go after with bleach?  If you have a meltdown every time you visit the bathroom and spend two hours sitting there panicking and procrastinating on cleaning up because that would mean thinking about it?  If you can’t wash your hands because you’d notice the slightly less clean water rinsing off them?  If you haven’t shampooed in six weeks because whenever you wash your hair it accumulates in the drain catch and then you’d have to pick it out?  If you have any trouble explaining what needs doing to a professional cleaner because the words taste bad?  Then you’re (insofar as you can be diagnosed online) hypersensitive.

If something is so gross that you can’t clean it – not because there aren’t enough gloves and masks and chemicals, just because you can’t stand to think about it that hard, engage with the existence of a mess that needs to be cleaned up – then that’s hypersensitivity, and it’s a disability.

Anyway, how do you all feel about cleaning reds?

#unreality cw? #yet also‚ at the same time‚ very true #I think about this post every fucking time I flinch away from cleaning my fridge #(today’s reblog brought to you by my brother finally throwing out the ~month-old corn that was‚ in his words‚ “no longer yellow”) #(I soaked the bowl with lots of soap for a day or so and managed to clean it after that) #(…now I just need to clean the *other* moldy food container‚ currently sitting beside the sink with its lid on) #(……maybe I will wash the other dishes first)

Update:

About twelve days later, my brother came home with a takeout container from his workplace. He mentioned he was planning to recycle it once he was done with it, because “we already have enough containers”.

I proposed that we instead recycle the moldy one and wash the new one, and everyone with a stake in the matter agreed. (That is to say, I did not bother to ask Dad because I knew he wouldn’t care.)

All’s well that ends well.

(In my defence, I’ve been covering a *lot* of shifts at work the past few weeks (especially those couple weeks), and had a lot less time and skin-HP [link] for dishwashing than usual. At no point during those twelve days was I caught up on all other dishes.)


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#oh look an update #reply via reblog #(ish) #in which Brin has a food poisoning phobia #domesticity #in which Brin has a job #food #unsanitary cw #Amenta RP #unreality cw?

openamenta:

@sojournthemoon

The most popularly mentioned symptom of hypersensitivity is thinking or feeling that things are polluted when they aren’t.  But it’s not the only one.  Many hypersensitives also have “obstructed melioration”, where – especially if something is actually polluted or actually has something on it – they are so paralyzed by their feelings of disgust that they can’t take actions to clean.

You can be diagnosed with some forms of hypersensitivity even if you never make a mistake on a test of pollution identification.  If you can’t touch the dishes so you can’t wash the dishes; if you can’t stand the smell of dust so you never jack up the couch to sweep it up; if something spilled in your fridge last month and you haven’t been able to open it since then even though it was only ketchup at the time, so now it’s a mold ecosystem you’d need to go after with bleach?  If you have a meltdown every time you visit the bathroom and spend two hours sitting there panicking and procrastinating on cleaning up because that would mean thinking about it?  If you can’t wash your hands because you’d notice the slightly less clean water rinsing off them?  If you haven’t shampooed in six weeks because whenever you wash your hair it accumulates in the drain catch and then you’d have to pick it out?  If you have any trouble explaining what needs doing to a professional cleaner because the words taste bad?  Then you’re (insofar as you can be diagnosed online) hypersensitive.

If something is so gross that you can’t clean it – not because there aren’t enough gloves and masks and chemicals, just because you can’t stand to think about it that hard, engage with the existence of a mess that needs to be cleaned up – then that’s hypersensitivity, and it’s a disability.

Anyway, how do you all feel about cleaning reds?


Tags:

#Amenta RP #unreality cw? #yet also‚ at the same time‚ very true #I think about this post every fucking time I flinch away from cleaning my fridge #(today’s reblog brought to you by my brother finally throwing out the ~month-old corn that was‚ in his words‚ ”no longer yellow”) #(I soaked the bowl with lots of soap for a day or so and managed to clean it after that) #(…now I just need to clean the *other* moldy food container‚ currently sitting beside the sink with its lid on) #(……maybe I will wash the other dishes first) #unsanitary cw #in which Brin has a food poisoning phobia #domesticity


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and-those-freaky-lizards:

(someone asked for an example of a dear dentist joke, so here’s my favorite)

My Dear Dentist, I have a problem. Please inspect me, I need your help!

My Client, please open your mouth. Oh, I see, there’s a chip in your tooth.

My Dear Dentist, I have a chip in my tooth! What shall I do?

My Client, if you have a chip in your tooth, then you must apply a hornet!


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#Amenta RP #Amenta #puns #bugs #language #unreality cw? #now see this is the kind of amazing bullshit we need more of #I went and dug it up to show you guys

existing-while-green:

a-scarlet-crown:

So if I download the cleaner 3.0 thing would it block me from viewing my own blog (which would honestly be ideal) or just break.

…I’m morbidly curious what would happen if I did it. I shouldn’t, though.

someone take my tumblr password away from me


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#Amenta RP #Amenta #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #(”which would honestly be ideal”)

Anonymous asked: didn’t your last king get eaten by a bear? that makes it seem like more of an adult *blue* thing

starfireskyglass:

Prince Zaetori was never king; his father is still alive. And this is Ereith. Getting eaten by bears isn’t casted work.


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#Amenta RP #Amenta #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #(the last two sentences) #I almost didn’t reblog this #and then Mom asked what I was laughing about #(I gave the standard Noncommital Noise of It’s-Too-High-Context) #so it seems that it qualifies #high context jokes #death tw

Anonymous asked: Reasons to live: consider! Medical science has advanced far enough to !clean reds!!! if we can do that, then maybe one day soon, medical science will advance to the point where you can do that intercourse with stab wound thing, without it resulting in your death or permanent maiming! A thing to look forward to! :D

industrialbruise:

this is cute as fuck


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#Amenta RP #Amenta #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #nsfw text #injury cw #death mention #suicide cw? #I feel like this probably deserves some additional warning tag but I’m not sure what #(they do say @industrialbruise is his own content warning but probably a lot of my followers would not know that) #high context jokes

tilt-me-just-right:

conversations-across-the-rainbow:

You know, I think one of the most sheltered things about being blue is how we are not taught to openly appreciate the simple pleasures in life. Often It’s all about posturing and about how *this* expensive place is the *best* and how much money you can spend to splurge on a dessert made by tired kitchen workers that ultimately are just good at making things look fancier instead of tastier and then charge ten times the price. (Not, to say there aren’t very talented cooks out there.)

Anyway, I’m enjoying an egg-salad sandwich that is really good. How about you guys?

The presentation/tastiness tradeoff is a bigger deal than I think a lot of restaurant-goers realize. Especially when you wind up with food that looks nigh architectural; they have to do wacky things to it to make it look like that. I know no one likes to eat beige glop, but once you’ve gotten past “beige glop” there’s not a lot of efficient frontier in pretty food that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor or texture for it.


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#Amenta RP #food #I didn’t actually laugh aloud but it still amused me enough to reblog #(I’m amused because I’m literally ooc-ly eating beige glop right now) #(and it is very likeable) #((I prefer to mash up my apple crumb pie before I eat it)) #((so that the filling and the topping are blended together))

openamenta:

checked the label on my breakfast four times today before I could bring myself to eat it

reciting each bit carefully in my head, reassuring myself

I knew, I knew there was no Voan stuff in it

but there’s always that little voice going “are you sure


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#Amenta RP #Amenta #this contribution is mine #normally roleplaying’s not really my thing except as a lurker #but tbh this barely qualifies as roleplaying I basically wrote it straight from RL experience #in which Brin has a food poisoning phobia #(it isn’t always this bad but sometimes it is)