i want all victims/survivors of abuse/trauma, especially if it was/is long-term, to pay close attention to your physical health if you’re able to
i say "if you’re able to” because for people who experience trauma-related dissociation or particular triggers around their body/physical sensation, that may not be so easy and i see you.
experiences such as -
being tired and/or in pain all the time
getting sick very frequently ( whether it’s actual infections like the cold or flu, or just “feeling” sick. )
- or having abnormalities in -
blood pressure ( e.g. hypetension, orthostatic hypotension )
blood sugar ( e.g. hypoglycemia is a rare occurrence outside of people with diabetes taking insulin medication )
impotence or infertility
- shouldn’t be immediately brushed off as benign and could very well relate to being a trauma victim/survivor, even if you know for a fact you didn’t endure any kind of direct physical trauma (e.g. forms of abuse that aren’t physical.) chronic stress (such as experienced by people enduring long-term traumatic experiences) can have a number of impairing physical effects on the body, which can become chronic themselves. long-term stress also correlates with chronic, low-grade systemic inflammation - this can be indicated in bloodwork as a c-reactive protein level between 1-3 mg/L or 1-10 mg/dL, which can lead to immune dysfunction and autoimmune conditions.
some other links, though searching “chronic stress” or something like “trauma autonomic dysfunction” or “stress inflammation” should bring up some more results for those who want to find out more:
regardless of if these issues are or aren’t related to trauma though, both your mental needs and physical needs should be taken seriously and managed or treated to whatever extent that they can be.
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Trying not to think about the Chris Pratt casting too much because it’s depressing and I know other people have made this point already but I feel like the reason why collectively we all had the same reaction of disgust and horror is that we all know what Mario sounds like — and he doesn’t sound like Chris Pratt. It’s been said a lot over the past few years but voice acting is a real skill and whether you think that Boss Baby 2 or whatever merits good voice work or not the reality is that the shift towards casting ‘names’ in these roles removes job opportunities from talented voice artists. This case is particularly egregious because Mario’s voice is a highly-recognisable design element probably on par with his costume and that element of the character has been provided for over twenty-five years by Charles Martinet who was just cast aside like he was nothing for Chris Pratt of all the fucking people. So even if you hadn’t heard of Charles Martinet or didn’t necessarily immediately think “but Mario already has a voice actor” it still feels extremely fucking bad because on some level you are aware of that fact because his voice has been such a central element of the character since the 90s. And the worst thing about it is that Charles Martinet, without whom Mario would not be recognisably Mario to a lot of people, is still in this movie — as a guest star, like that’s supposed to be some kind of honour or consolation.
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Nintendo has put up more Splatoon 3 info on their official website!
Some main points:
The Story Mode takes place in a new location called "Alterna," and your character's outfit has different styles for different climates.
Alterna is covered in "fuzzy ink," which is harmful to inklings but seems to have no effect on Salmonids. In fact, Lil Buddy will help you by eating it!
Your character is actually the New Agent 3, helping out the Squidbeak Splatoon. Agents 1 and 2 (Callie and Marie) are by your side, lead by a new Captain (the previous Agent 3). It seems Captain Cuttlefish has retired.
There are also more details on stage names and special weapons, and a new music group, C-Side! The demo version of the track featured in the trailer is available to listen to.
Check the official website for everything!
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