So I learned from my friend that coconut water can be used as an emergency blood transfusion, and of course my first thought was “So, can a vampire drink coconut water?”
and of course we had this idea of these tropical vampires being horrified when these old world vampires come and are still drinking blood like some sort of monster.
Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.
“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.
“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.
The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.
On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.
It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.
Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.
Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.
At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.
About 20 will die.
LET THAT SINK IN.
Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.
So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?
They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.
So what on earth are you worrying about?
It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.
Roald Dahl, 1986
NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.
roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.
And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.
And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.
IT IS NEVER FUCKING OKAY. And god, just seeing poor Mars, listening to them practice together, and remembering Misha. Remembering how she could do Debussy and Vivaldi without a single missed note. He used to hum pieces to Eden, when he was a bae.
S O B S
Taking the label of “the black sheep” to a whole ‘nother level.
When Eden first started learning piano, Sonia and him played Debussy’s “Epigraphes Antiques”, because the prima part is more involved than the seconda and Eden could follow along easier.
Sonia might or might not have gotten a bit emotional over the second one in that set
another important notice about legend of sanctuary:
DEAR LOS TEAM THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AIOLIA
AND IN MARS’ BACKSTORY EPISODE SONIA MENTIONS PRACTICING HER PIANO SCALES AND S-O-B. I imagine Sonia being taught by Misha and then later on teaching Eden before she got too busy with training, then Eden learned from a tutor, but he misses his sister
Why does this famly think it’s okay to do that to me
I see Misha as the type to enjoy a good wedge. But also has very brightly colored and patterned flats for concerts (since I have this idea of her being a pianist/music teacher :’))
…and that’s why Mars made Eden take piano lessons… :c
kakkobaran replied to your post: “nuricurry replied to your post: “Saori wearing cute pastel kitten…”:harbinger teaching raki how to rollerskate help i’ve fallen and i can’t get up
Harbinger being a huge softy with Raki is my favorite fanon
Harbinger usually playing shit like GTA and Saints Row and then he gets Katamari Damacy, Kirby and Animal Crossing just so she can play videogames too
They’d have a ball playing Katamari
Saw roller skates and thought about roller derby saints -3- Milo trying to convince Aiolia to use Plasma Pussy as a nickname, haha
LOL oh man I wish Roller Derby was a thing here so I could give input ;3;
…they are already divided in 2 teams tho — Milo, Aiolia, Mu, Shaka and Aldebaran vs Saga, Camus, Shura, Deathmask and Aphrodite
Oh man Medea has shoes that are basically sex with a heel, do you know how HOT SHE IS with those bad boys on? Plush velvet and an accented heel, custome made one of a kind. Rawr.
Y E S
So different from the sensible embellished pumps that Misha would wear