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dewgong doodle for some reason ??? ? ?

Digimon Xros Wars is a little hard to break into a review. Nobody seems to agree on whether it’s one, two, or three series. With the third arc seeming more and more like another 02 and Crunchyroll giving me an achievement for “completing” the show at episode 54, though, I’m going to personally count it as two series. That said, here are my thoughts on Xros Wars, up to the end of the Death Generals arc!

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I’m just gonna start preaching this shit.

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today

Published: April 30, 2012
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A mysterious and troubling phenomenon called “visual snow” is a distinct syndrome that does not appear to stem from illicit drug use, a researcher said here. People with visual snow report seeing a mix of swimming dots, flying objects, and trailing shadow images that fill the visual field all the time.

"…It is probably nothing more than an exaggerated type of normal visual function."

Those with the disturbance “tend to be people who are very observant … people who are really hyperobservant of their world. There’s a real controversy as to how much of this is a heightened awareness of normal phenomena,” Friedman said.

He said the visual-snow phenomenon centers on a disturbance described as similar to watching a grainy TV picture. Patients can still see real objects but with tiny black and white dots throughout the visual field.

Another common aspect of the syndrome is that, when patients look at a clear blue sky, they see small white objects zooming around randomly.

A third feature is that moving objects appear to leave trails behind them.

Most but not all respondents saw the zooming white objects in the sky and the trails behind moving objects. More than half, but not necessarily the same half, reported a variety of other effects. These included halos and starbursts surrounding objects, floaters, poor night vision, photosensitivity, and colored swirls and waves when their eyes were closed.

Those with the disturbance “tend to be people who are very observant … people who are really hyperobservant of their world. There’s a real controversy as to how much of this is a heightened awareness of normal phenomena,” Friedman said.

She noted the prevalence of so-called entopic phenomena in Schankin’s sample — the floaters, zooming white objects, and images seen even with closed eyes. Such perceptions usually stem from retinal activation.

"When we have entopic firing from our retina … if you look at the white wall and really focus on it with the right lighting, you can see it," she said. "It’s the same thing with afterimages. It’s normal to see afterimages."

"Most of us pay no attention to it," Friedman continued. "But if you’re a really observant person, you start noticing it, and then you notice it all the time.”

Schankin said that many of the patients were indeed “extremely high functioning.”

I’m so glad this was finally validated.

The doctors said visual snow was only when you saw snow/dots falling. That isn’t what I see. I have this. My weird-eye thing has a name now. I have no words.

Oh. I totally thought this was just a normal eye thing. Apparently I have visual snow.

I’ve spent a significant portion of my life trying to explain this phenomenon to my optometrists in an attempt to get rid of it.

oh hey I thought this was just how eyeballs work? like…isn’t it just seeing imperfections in the fluid in your eye, or dust on your eye, or whatever?

I mean I’m super photosensitive because of Marfan’s, but I’ve always had this. I thought everybody had this?

I’m so happy to have confirmation; my parents never believed me when I told them that visual snow was an actual, existing phenomenon. 

Okay I kind of have a story.
I am so sensitive to visual snow that it nearly interferes with my daily activities.
When I was really young my teacher was talking to us about atoms. She was telling us they are the smallest piece of matter conceivable and I raise my hand and asked her if the little things floating around everywhere were air atoms.
And she was like no, you can’t see atoms. Atoms are invisible to the naked eye and she gave me the weirdest look.
And my whole life i was so confused about this, I was so confused I had never met anybody else who experienced this and I just figured because I’m an especially spiritual person, it had to do with that.
And finally, dear lord, finally i find this on my dash board and I can’t believe how enormously comforting it is to know this is an actual thing that other people experience. I was so relieved that I actually started crying like. This is really mindblowingly comforting.
It’s nice to know that I’m not crazy or hallucinating, that I don’t have crazy old wizard eyes or whatever. It’s just really nice I’m amazed I finally have an answer.


Bonnie is like the in-universe equivalent to a multishipper for Clemont.

But then there’s always been in-universe shippers generally.
Brock’s a Penguinshipper, Max is possibly an Advanceshipper, Solidad and about half of AG are Contestshippers, OS Meowth is a low-key Rocketshipper, Lyra’s a Pearlshipper, Clemont’s dad is arguably a Geekchicshipper.

Feel free to add if I’ve forgotten any other anime examples.

Title: Gravity Falls Theme (Official 8-Bit Version)


So while everyone else is busy trying to figure out what the heck is going on with not-a-website, I pulled the 8-bit remix of the main theme playing in the background from the source code.

(Filename is bgm_hq.mp3, so I doubt that’s a clue, by the way.)