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littleoc
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Birthday:
Mar 23, 1995 (Age: 23)
Location:
United States
Occupation:
Scientist (microbiology), Temp. ILL

littleoc

Making everywhere I go a better place, 23, from United States

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Today I am the color of bone, living bone Jul 19, 2018 at 11:39 PM

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Jul 20, 2018 at 10:13 AM
    1. littleoc
      littleoc
      Today I am the color of bone, living bone
      1. bellbird
        bellbird
        Jul 20, 2018 at 12:56 AM
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      2. Sietz
        Sietz
        (((Hug)))
        Jul 20, 2018 at 4:05 AM
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        I’m okay! Uh, if I were to put that into actual words... I can’t figure out how :( but it’s not a bad thing! It was just new
        Jul 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    2. bellbird
      bellbird
      You are a ray of sunshine
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        No, you!
        Jul 16, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    3. littleoc
      littleoc
      Sorry if I’m not as active! Grad school starts!
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      2. Sietz
        Sietz
        Good luck! :)
        Jul 14, 2018 at 1:41 AM
      3. bellbird
        bellbird
        All the best, grad school buddy <3
        Jul 14, 2018 at 2:19 AM
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      4. littleoc
        littleoc
        Thank you, lovely people!
        Jul 16, 2018 at 1:39 AM
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    4. somerandomguy
      somerandomguy
      Jeez, fridge repair?? Is there anything you CAN'T do?
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        I have no idea how to dance
        Jul 6, 2018
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        On today’s episode of Things You Have to Know When Your Family is too Poor for Professionals! HVAC Fiberglass Insulation Installation!!!
        Jul 6, 2018
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      4. littleoc
        littleoc
        ...I also haven’t yet beat an octopus at a rubix cube race yet

        They’re smarter than me :(

        They’re even better at faces than I am. Pretty rude of them if you ask me
        Jul 6, 2018
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    5. littleoc
      littleoc
      The pedophile didn’t impurify me. He inpurified himself. Having evil things done to you doesn’t mean they stick to you.
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      2. bellbird
        bellbird
        Jul 6, 2018
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      3. Skywatcher
        Skywatcher
        My T can’t wait for me to some day believe this.
        Jul 7, 2018
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      4. littleoc
        littleoc
        Jul 7, 2018
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    6. AngelkeeperJ
      AngelkeeperJ
      (((THANK YOU))) for your sweet encouragement about my trip!❤️ I made myself proud!❤️ Your words of support were needed!!!
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        You should be proud!!! And yay! :D
        Jun 28, 2018
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    7. joeylittle
      joeylittle
      Thanks, again, for your donation! It really does help - every little bit, helps. :)
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        I’ll keep it up!
        Jun 27, 2018
    8. littleoc
      littleoc
      “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days that you feel good”
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    9. joeylittle
      joeylittle
      Hi littleoc - wanted to write and thank you for your most recent donation to the forum (sorry it's taken me awhile). We're very grateful! Take care.
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        :) :) :)
        Jun 24, 2018
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    10. littleoc
      littleoc
      I look back and realize how dumb I was to love this person. With what I know now, it would be mind boggling to even look at this person o.O
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        It really is. I will never let it happen again
        Jun 17, 2018
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      4. somerandomguy
        somerandomguy
        I don't think you were dumb - you were young and inexperienced.
        Jun 18, 2018
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      5. littleoc
        littleoc
        Hm... that makes sense
        Jun 18, 2018
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    11. littleoc
      littleoc
      Stating the obvious, but the world feels so dangerous.
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      2. Sietz
        Sietz
        It's actually less dangerous than it used to be. :) <3
        Jun 13, 2018
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    12. littleoc
      littleoc
      New way to avoid sleeping -- pretend you plan on cooking dinner soon, then realize it's 11:14pm
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      2. Sietz
        Sietz
        If this helps... I'm very organized with my time. Breakfast at 9.30am, lunch at 12.30pm, dinner at 7.30pm. It does help bring me some sort of schedule and control over the emotional rollercoaster if I have to stop and cook at those times. YMMV! :)

        And yes, you'll do better. If there's one thing about you is always striving for better.
        Jun 12, 2018
      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        Thank you :)

        I think I'll adopt a strict schedule like that. I'm really bad about suddenly going to bed at 2am just because I *think* my brain hasn't shut down yet, only to realize that taking my nightly shower has become a serious struggle. Plus, breakfast is my favorite meal, and I've been waking up just late enough to be able to have nothing or cereal! D:
        Jun 12, 2018
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      4. blackemerald1
        blackemerald1
        and...I thought I was the only one who did this! The secret is out lol
        Jun 13, 2018
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  • About

    Birthday:
    Mar 23, 1995 (Age: 23)
    Location:
    United States
    Occupation:
    Scientist (microbiology), Temp. ILL
    I love animals :)

    I have a service dog, who in her spare time loves to lay in the sun on hot days. She likes to "go swimming," which really means stand still in shallow, slow-flowing water. She doesn't like snakes, but she loves cats.

    I have two cats. They act like cats. One of them is really sweet and has the most aggressive head-boops, while the other is pretty mellow and just likes to hang out.

    I have a cockatiel. She likes to sing, dance, and scream until everyone is awake. She has gotten really good at her aim -- that is, she shoots kibble out of her cage into my sleeping face when I sleep in. She also throws them at my service dog, and watches with intense curiosity as she picks them up.

    I have a partially blind corn snake who I've had since he was a baby. It's been very entertaining watching him teach himself things -- it's weird to me how much you can learn without having a single parent in your life! My favorite was when he learned gravity -- that he has to hold onto things with his tail or he'll fall. That took him a little bit.

    In the past, I've had one of every animal you can imagine except for farm animals (unless you consider rabbits to be farm animals). Some of them were incredibly illegal, such as a certain species of leaf tailed gecko that there were less than 1000 left of. I would like the pet trade to stop for species such as that one, as it is detrimental to the species as a whole and harsh on individuals who often don't make it or are heavily traumatized. My dad, though, loved to hoard animals, and being a psychopath, didn't understand that they had lives of their own.

    Those of us who have ever been in abduction or slavery scenarios understand way too much, though. Hopefully putting awareness to situations like those will help to halt them. :)


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    I have facial blindness (prosopagnosia; a facial recognition disorder) but I also have synesthesia. I hear color and I use that to understand the world around me, including recognize people. I also feel colors in an emotional way, which is harder to explain, but it's useful. I'm very empathetic as a result. Which at times is too much for me to handle properly.

    Trying to figure out who you are might take me a long time, but I'll remember you eventually!


    My interests are varied. I have difficulty with identity (myself or others) and will get confused about what I am and what I like at times. But I know I like art, reading, writing, and learning.

    I love to socialize with humans, and other animals. You can't really socialize with plants (though I love them), but in a lab I once convinced a protist to chose me and my plates at the end of a multi-ending maze, rather than my lab mate's. It was a slime mold, for those wondering. Slime molds are wonderful, one of my favorite creatures.

    Other favorite creatures?
    • The fungus that is the Wood Wide Web,
    • Chernobyl fungi,
    • and molds (preferably not on my bread);
    • C. elegans (a little nematode that shares much of our genetic information)
    • Tardigrades/water bears (so weak, and yet so tolerant)
    • Cheetahs (they will cuddle you if you can befriend them)
    • Elephants
    • Humans
    • House cats
    • Dogs
    • Cows
    • Chickens
    • Goats
    • Capybaras
    • Snakes
    • Birds, especially the secretary bird and parrots
    • Absolutely any insect, spider, or other bugs
    • Rice, wheat, corn, and other domesticated plants
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    If you're looking for why I have PTSD? That's a whole other story... and not as fun. ;P







    Sources of images above:
    (1) Picture of my service dog
    (2) Pet wasp, Skittle
    (3) waterfall and rainbow picture I took in Iceland in 2017
    (4) flower by water-filled crater in Iceland, 2017
    (5) friend's cat behind glasses
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