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2023.06.02 09:51 Drakolf Altered:

I had only been around maybe a few months, working as a temp for my hopefully new boss.
He's a good guy, tries to do his best in spite of all the trouble that seems to find him, and generally, he does a lot to keep the city safe.
He goes by 'Nocturne', and no, I don't know his civilian identity, nor does he know mine. It's better that way.
I perform a primary support role for him, leveraging my powers to add some versatility in his struggles against superpowered crime.
For a Powerless, he's pretty fucking strong.
Wait, fuck, I mean 'Differently Powered Individual', that's the corporate term for it.
He doesn't deal with nonsense, when he captures a villain, he makes sure they don't come back. He doesn't kill them, just directs them to his therapist and tells them he's able to keep a secret.
When I'm not out with him fighting supervillains, I'm usually around the base, doing repairs to his technology, cleaning off blood, vomit, and the occasional mutagenic goo from his spare uniforms.
That's what he calls them, uniforms. Not costumes, not Hero Suits, they're his work uniform, and he'll be damned if people say otherwise.
So imagine my surprise when, during a deep clean, I found something odd.
It was the costume of resident nutjob and shock jockey Galvin. Literally, that's his name. I took it out and looked it over.
That's when I saw others, all of them from past villains, like Mutamex, who actually mutated him into a fish hybrid that required a lot of genetic therapy to reverse, or The Victorian, whose entire MO was trying to destroy modern technology and reset society to his preferred temporal state.
Last I heard, he'd been thrown into the past, and had left a letter thanking Nocturne for helping him when nobody could.
I also saw The Crocodilian's costume, and found it weird that it was actually a costume.
The Crocodilian was a weird one, he was constantly asking for help, but he'd go on rampages like nobody's business.
It occurred to me that these were all villains he'd defeated, people who had given up their plans entirely, or had been neutralized in spite of Nocturne's efforts.
Well, Nocturne was out for a few days, some joint operation that was too dangerous for support to tag along in, and you never really get a chance to have some fun.
So, I tried the costumes on.
Galvin's had some standard electricity enhancements in it, which boosted his already present shock jockey loadout.
The Victorian's was just an old, stuffy suit, and Mutamex's was better left alone, so they went back in.
One of the costumes had belonged to Tyrant, whose entire thing was brainwashing and mind control, and wearing the costume, I could tell those powers were enhancements, and I put it back before I got tempted to use them.
The Crocodilian's, however, was actually just a lizard suit, a harness, arm and leg bands, and a collar. It had always seemed to lifelike on TV, so naturally I put it on.
Or at least, I tried to. There was no zipper and no apparent way to put it on. It was only after puzzling it out that I realized the mouth was the entrance.
One quick tug later, and a widely distended opening later, I was actually comfortably slipping it on, my feet settling snugly, my hands finding the right fingers to fill, even slipping the head over mine was simple. I moved around in it, noting that it was actually pretty hard, that I had to kind of hunch over and walk on my toes.
In fact, it was surprisingly more comfortable like that. There were enhancements, like something to make the claws capable of piercing stone and using that to climb, being able to move around on all fours quickly, being able to whip my tail and wrap it around things-
Wait, tail?
I looked at my tail, which curled up as I looked at it. I grabbed my head and pulled, but it stayed on. I hurried to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. I opened my mouth, expecting to see my face, but instead I saw a crocodilian mouth.
I looked at my hands, realizing I was registering them as being normal for me, and I was very quickly losing all sense of who I used to be.
I called Nocturne.
"What?" He asked.
"I, uh, have a situation here." I said.
"What is it?"
"Short version. I put on The Crocodilian's costume and am currently experiencing rapid loss of identity."
There was a pause, followed by, "Alright, stay on the line. Just keep talking to me."
"Okay. Do you know what is happening? Do you know why this is happening?"
"That costume is a quantum superimposition matrix, at least, that's what the lab boys say it is. It was something developed with the intention of creating Heroes out of DPIs, but it got scrapped early on. That suit is the only surviving one we know about."
"Basically, the biggest issue with it is that it overwrites your existence, putting you a step outside of time while it retroactively changes who you used to be, until you were always The Crocodilian."
I nodded. "What happens if it finishes?" I asked.
"Well, that's the fun part. You stop existing, replaced by a version of you that was always this. You're aware of what you were before, you're aware that an entire life you lived has been replaced, and reversing it requires some time travel shenanigans."
I nodded. "So, what's the plan?" I asked.
"That depends on you. If you end up liking what you're becoming, you can opt to simply continue living like that. Otherwise, you can let people know what's going on and we can undo the superimposition."
Now that I understood what was happening, I wasn't as freaked out about it. I knew that my choices remained largely the same, and I was getting the sense that I was simply going to be born this way.
"Thank you." I said.
"Don't start thanking me yet." He said.
"No, I'm making the choice now that I'm fine with it."
"Good, as long as you're fine. That said, you will be telling me when I get back, because I will forget. Nocturne out."
I took a deep breath and stood up, and as the change completed, I couldn't help but feel glad that I'd done something so recklessly stupid.
Even moreso, just my existence alone meant more had been created, and a part of me wanted to see how many more would be created if other people got their hands on one.

I never forgot that there had been a point where I wasn't the person I am now.
I still had the same powers, still had the same job, the difference was that I was created in a lab, rather than born.
The scientists were surprised, of course. They knew my existence meant the suit they had made had been used, and any use of it beyond that simply never happened. Nocturne fought a different crocodilian villain, someone who had deliberately mutated themselves. I learned this because I did as he asked and told him what I had done.
He wasn't happy that I'd done something so recklessly stupid, those suits were kept there specifically because nobody would ever look there, and that my actions technically counted as a containment breach since it directly led to more of the suits being made.
I did check on the people who had been my parents, their son looked like I had, but he wasn't the same, didn't have the powers I did, was straight up a DPI.
I continued working with Nocturne, he was a good mentor, a good boss, and even though that desire to see others become like me itched like nobody's business, I kept it contained, at least, until I couldn't hold back anymore.
I started a small meme, comparing Nocturne to a werewolf. Only goes out at night, never seems to be hurt for long, comparing his usual catchphrase to how they apparently howl at the full moon.
I even managed to find a video of him doing that under a full moon.
It started out slowly, mostly people cracking jokes about it being the weirdest, most random thing ever. And because it was weird, it was noticed, being shared and eventually finding its way to the Hero's Association, where it instantly became a common joke.
Nocturne didn't like it, but he kept a stoic front on it.
I brought it up once, not directly comparing him to a wolf, but asking him what he thought about it.
"I think it's a waste of everyone's time." He said dourly. "I can't think of a single reason anyone would compare me to a bloodthirsty monster."
"I don't know." I said. "Wolves are considered loyal creatures, and it's fairly popular to subvert the whole 'werewolves are evil monsters' thing." I gave a short laugh. "Besides, I think if anyone were capable of resisting a curse, it would be you."
I proceeded to tease him a little about it, but spinning my comparisons in a more favorable light, getting him to give the merest fraction of a smile before he began leaning into it.
First, it started with him at least saying that people were going to have their fun no matter what it was, and this was just the meme of the month, then going along with it when people directly mentioned it to him.
When it was time for the yearly costume review, it was suggested that he lean into it more, that there were some designs that could be added without compromising Nocturne's rigid insistence on his uniform remaining the same.
It was the only time he agreed to a change, but remained adamant that he had final say on the design and that he would personally work alongside the people working on it just to see that it was done correctly.
It felt satisfying, seeing how people reacted to this, some saying they finally got Nocturne to change up his suit and making it more badass, others saying they liked how he just went with it.
He seemed satisfied with how it all turned out, which is why I chose to bring up the QSMs.
"I'm surprised you went along with the whole wolf thing." I said.
"It grew on me." He replied. "It helps that the villains are even more frightened of me."
"Very much a benefit."
"Get me the laser attachment?" He asked.
I climbed up the stone wall and got the attachment from a high shelf. I gave a short laugh. "Before I put on the QSM, I could have never done that." I remarked. "Life's been a lot better since then."
"Yes, that time you recklessly put on villain suits not even thinking of the effect they could have on you."
"True, it was a stupidly reckless thing to do. But it worked out in the end." I paused. "The lab that created it, created me, made some others, they've got them in holding, so nobody uses them carelessly."
He looked at me. "Why bring that up?" He asked.
"Oh, sorry. Forget I said anything."
"No, I want to know why you'd share information like that." He continued.
"It's not classified, if that's your concern." I said. "In fact, the lab wanted me to advertise them, but the Association vetoed that hard."
He nodded, eyes still narrowed. I didn't bring it up again, pushing it would have made him even more suspicious.
I knew he was investigating them during his patrols, checking for anything illegal, but finding nothing wrong. So when he asked me about them, I simply told him that they were in storage behind heavy security, and that the only way one of those was getting out was if a Hero specifically requested it. "As I recall, the suits are of a tiger and a wolf, nothing too extravagant."
The way he breathed in, that slight gasp of having understood something, told me that he had finally taken the bait.
I was with him, when the lab let him trial the suit, seeing the way he smiled, as he touched his fur and moved around, indicated to me that he was enjoying himself, that he was going to keep it. As my memories shifted, changing him from just my employer to my brother, time shifting to accommodate the company starting earlier, how the number of us jumped from one to thirty, I came to a realization, one that shook me, yet nonetheless made me smile.
I had just successfully finished my first plan as a villain, and I realized I liked how it felt.
I wondered what would happen if I could convince the entire city to join us.
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2023.06.02 08:07 Dranoopjhurani Speeding Up Recovery After Robotic Knee Surgery

Speeding Up Recovery After Robotic Knee Surgery

Essential Tips for a Swift and Successful Rehabilitation

Undergoing robotic knee replacement surgery is a significant step towards regaining mobility and living a pain-free life. To ensure a smooth and speedy recovery, it's important to follow the guidance of your physician and take proactive steps to promote healing.
Here are some valuable tips to help speed up your recovery after robotic knee surgery:
  1. Follow Physician Recommendations: Your physician's instructions are vital for a successful recovery. Be sure to adhere to their prescribed medication regimen, including pain management medication and any antibiotics, as directed. Attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any
  2. Engage in Light Exercises: Physical activity plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process. Once your surgeon gives you the green light, engage in light exercises recommended by your physical therapist. These may include gentle knee movements, range-of-motion exercises, and strengthening exercises targeting the surrounding muscles. Regular exercise will help improve joint flexibility, reduce stiffness, and enhance overall knee function.
  3. Maintain a Healthy Diet: Proper nutrition is essential for healing and promoting overall well-being. Ensure your diet includes a balanced mix of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Adequate protein intake is particularly important for tissue repair and recovery. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  4. Attend Physiotherapy Sessions: Participating in a structured physiotherapy program is crucial for a successful recovery. A qualified physiotherapist will guide you through specific exercises and techniques tailored to your needs, helping you regain strength, stability, and range of motion in your knee. Consistently attending physiotherapy sessions and diligently following the recommended exercises at home will greatly aid in your recovery.
  5. Manage Pain and Swelling: Following surgery, it's normal to experience pain and swelling. To manage these symptoms, use ice packs or cold compresses on the affected area as recommended by your healthcare team. Additionally, elevate your leg when resting to help reduce swelling. Take prescribed pain medication as directed, ensuring you balance pain control with gradually reducing reliance on medication as your recovery progresses.
Remember, each person's recovery timeline may vary, so it's essential to be patient and listen to your body. Don't push yourself too hard or attempt activities beyond your current capabilities. With time, dedication, and the support of your healthcare team, you'll gradually regain strength, mobility, and independence.
By following these tips and adhering to your physician's guidance, you can maximize your chances of a successful and expedited recovery after robotic knee surgery. Stay committed to your rehabilitation plan, maintain a positive mindset, and celebrate each milestone achieved on your journey to a restored and active life.

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2023.06.02 07:32 Adam-best Silicone Hammer Toe Corrector

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2023.06.02 06:05 WeaselBit Elderly Arthritic Dog Comfort

My dachshund/corgi mutt is fourteen and starting to really struggle with arthritis. According to the vet she has it in many of her joints, most notably her shoulders, back, hips, and carpal joints. She's already on a daily dose of Carprofen and takes joint supplements. She also has an orthopedic bed. She's been on a diet to get her to the lower end of her healthy weight to take stress off her joints. I don't have access to a local vet who does laser therapy. I've tried heat treatments (she doesn't enjoy them and they don't seem to make her more comfortable). A check-up two months ago showed that she was in otherwise excellent health according to her full bloodwork and exam.
Are there any other recommendations for her? The medication and a little TLC used to keep her more perky but over the last month she's begun to struggle to use stairs to the point that on bad days I have to carry her up and down them or she won't ask me to go out and will urinate on the floor to avoid having to use them as being carried seems uncomfortable to her as well despite me picking her up under her entire torso to avoid tweaking her back. She still has good days, her tail still wags, but it used to be that she only had a few 'bad' days a month and now it's a couple a week.
I hate to think that I'm going to lose my otherwise very healthy dog to pain, or worse, not realize how much pain she's in and have her suffer when there's something I can do for her. I'd love some suggestions for ways I can make her feel better.
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2023.06.02 04:09 KingVoss No pain just (jolt/pins needle) on the selected area for 2/3 second when I try to get up from bed

I have done MRI after suffering this situation for 8 months after my injury. Nowhere , in this time frame I have ever felt pain ( even at the first day of my injury ) I was just locked out of certain movements initially. Now all of that gone. I am just getting this jolt of pain (not every time ) on that circled area when I try to get up from bed . The jolts localised on that specific area . It doesn't travel anywhere . I can only get up from my right side , if I try to get up from my left side I got severe jolt . The MRI report is not showing anything major going on that area , but compressive fracture on L1 (healed ) , disc bulg on L4-L5 , mild disc bulge on L3 -L4 and L5-S1. I am just facing this problem on that location when I try to get up . It feels like it starts from hip area and locked at the circled portion lasts for few second .
Important findings : I have done x-ray of my pelvis , no problem is found. But what I am getting is that if I place more weight of my body on my left foot , after realising it clicks in si joint area I guess and it somehow reliease build up stiffness on the circled portion of my back . When get up , after moving few minutes and clicking few times pressure on that circled portion area is completely relieved and I can do my job onwards without getting any shock , until I again try to rest on my bed .
I have added the portion of MRI and report for better understanding.
Should I get a new doctor ? He has prescribed me some nerve pain reducer , relaxer, vitamin B ,D . I have taken those for ten days and the symptom is same . I need to move very cautiously during getting up from bed. After few minutes, it goes back to normal , which was case for the last five months.
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2023.06.02 03:23 chrustdust Here I go again!!!

Canadian here who has been waiting for months on a cancellation list for revision surgery. I finally got the call today that I’m getting surgery first thing tomorrow morning.
I’ll be having scar tissue debridement, labral reconstruction, more bone removed and hopefully my surgeon will be able to access my joint fully this time. I have extremely deep hip sockets (protrusio Acetabuli) and distraction of the joint wasn’t possible last time so my surgeon will also be trying a different way to access my hip.
I’m happy to finally get this done and hopefully move forward and I’m scared this might all be for nothing and I could end up in the exact same place.
My surgeon told me because of the hip deformity I have a different pattern of arthritis that forms. A lot of it is in the back of the joint where he can’t access and if I’m having pain from it I will still have pain. There’s also a risk that removing more bone will destabilize my hip and cause catastrophic hip arthritis in a very short time leading me to a hip replacement. Or the surgery could fix everything and I don’t need a hip replacement at all. Either way I don’t have a functional hip right now so it’s a risk I’m willing to take. I’ve known since the day I saw my hip X rays mine didn’t look like anyone else’s.
Anyway wish me luck! I hope it’s not too painful although I have heard labral reconstructions do hurt more. I’m one of the unlucky few that has remained posting here for a few years… mostly I’m just trying to document info for anyone else with deep hip sockets as I haven’t found a lot of us in the wild!
I’ll report back after and I’m praying for good news!
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2023.06.02 03:13 CatalystReese Update: Marvel Legends for sale

Update: Marvel Legends for sale
I posted the other day asking for advice on how to sell. I got some good feedback from sub members and sold some of what I have available thanks to that previous post and their help. Here’s what I have available. Add $5 to the price of a single figure for shipping, $1 extra for additional figures sold in a bundle. XL and BAF figures add $10 shipping. PayPal G&S ONLY. DM with questions. I have a bunch of shipping boxes ready. Please help me liquidate my MCU collection! I’ll update this post as figures sell. I would also consider reasonable offers for large bundles of figures. I’ll also be posting some McFarlane DC figures in the McFarlane sub 😊👍
Spider-Man Homecoming $15 Iron Spider-Man (Single) SOLD Iron Spider-Man (Deluxe from 2 pack) $30 Spider-Man Stealth Suit (Nightmonkey) $10 Spider-Man Upgraded Suit (FFH) $15 Spider-Man Black & Gold Suit (NWH) $10 Spider-Man Integrated Suit (NWH) SOLD J. Jonah Jameson (NWH) $10 Vulture (BAF) $50 Mysterio (FFH) SOLD
Iron Man Mk1 (2 pack) $15 Tony Stark (2 pack) SOLD Iron Man Mk85 (Thanos 2 pack) $30 Rescue (Amazon 2 pack) SOLD Iron Man Mk3 (Infinity Saga) $20 Iron Man Mk7 (First 10 Years) $20 Iron Man Mk50 (Infinity War 2 pack) $30 Iron Man Mk50 Light Up Reactor (First 10 Years 3 pack) $20 Iron Man Mk43 $15 Iron Man Midas Mk21 (Infinity Saga 2 pack) $10 Happy Hogan (Infinity Saga 2 pack) $10 War Machine (Endgame) SOLD Iron Patriot $15 Nick Fury (TRU 3 pack) SOLD Maria Hill (TRU 3 pack) SOLD Agent Coulson (TRU 3 pack) SOLD
Captain America (First 10 Years 2 pack) $20 Captain America (Endgame 2012 Suit) SOLD Captain America (1st Avenger 2 pack) $20 Peggy Carter (1st Avenger 2 pack) $15 Bucky (Infinity War 2 pack) $15 Bucky (F&WS) $10 Falcon (Infinity War 2 pack) SOLD Falcon Cap w/ BAF wings (F&WS) $30 Baron Zemo (F&WS) $10 US Agent (F&WS) $10
Captain Marvel SOLD Captain Marvel (Amazon 2 pack) $15 Black Panther SOLD Killmonger (2 pack) $15 Everett Ross (2 pack) $10 Ant Man SOLD Wasp SOLD Luis (2 pack) SOLD Ghost (2 pack) SOLD Dr Stange (First 10 Years 3 pack) $15 Dr Strange (MoM) $10 Wong $10 America Chavez $10
Black Widow (Infinity War) SOLD Ronin (Hawkeye) (Infinity War) $10 Black Widow (Endgame 2 pack) $10 Hawkeye (Endgame 2 Pack) $10 Yelena SOLD Red Guardian (2 pack) SOLD Melina (2 pack) SOLD Scarlett Witch SOLD Vision $10
Thor (Infinity War) SOLD Thor (Ragnarok 2 pack) $10 Dude Thor BAF $50 Jane Foster Thor $15 Ragnarok Hulk (Marvel Select) $75 Korg (2 pack) SOLD The Grandmaster (2 pack) $15 The Collector $15 Sif (First 10 Years 2 pack) $15 Valkyrie $10 Heimdall $10 Hella (2 pack) SOLD Scourge (2 pack) $15 Loki (yellow cape-pegs broken, no helmet)$5 Loki w/ tesseract (dark cape) SOLD Loki (TVA suit) $10 Sylvie $10 Mobius $10
Ronan the Accuser SOLD Ultron SOLD Children of Thanos 5 pack $100 Thanos (Iron Man Mk85 2 pack) $30 Thanos Unarmored (GOTG BAF) $15 Thanos Unarmored $15 Thanos Armored (Marvel Select) $25 Hulk (Endgame) (Marvel Select) $20 Hulk & Hulkbuster (2 pack) $100
Fox Quicksilver $10 Fox Magneto $15 Fox Professor X w/ wheelchair $15 Fox Mystique $10 Fox Domino $10
Netflix Daredevil SOLD Netflix Elektra SOLD Netflix Punisher SOLD Netflix Jessica Jones SOLD Netflix Luke Cage SOLD Netflix Claire Temple SOLD Netflix Claire Temple SOLD
AOA Magneto $10 AOA Wolverine (Weapon X) $10 AOA Rogue $10 AOA Shadowcat $10 AOA Cyclops $10 AOA Jean Grey $10 AOA X-Man $10 AOA Dark Beast $10 AOA Sabertooth $10 AOA Wild Child $10 AOA Morph $10 AOA Sunfire $10 AOA Iceman $10 AOA Legion $10 Blink $10 AOA Apocalypse $20 AOA Colossus BAF $20 AOA Sugar Man BAF (no hammer) $10
Punisher War Machine $20 Logan (Cowboy Hat) $10 Symbiot Spider-Man (Sandman BAF)(broken right shoulder joint) $10 Moira Mactaggert $10 Thing (Marvel Select) $15
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2023.06.02 02:22 Professional_Mine2 Burning in back of my hand (dorsal) amd thumb injury

28F, no medication, healthy, tall and fit.
I am pretty sure I hurt my thumb about 3 mo ago pushing on something. My CMC and PC joint hurt locally at least once a day. I've been doing a lot of stretches all over my rt arm and it is overall a lot more tense than the healthy lt arm.
My biggest concern is this burning on dorsal side of my hand... it burns at least half of the dayit gets me worried. I'm thinking it could be from that thumb injury since the radial nerve goes thrugh? My wrist also sometimes locks up if I overextended it and especially while I'm grabbing or holding something.
I've been trying all sort of excercises consistently for 3 weeks and some improvement is seen but not enough for my depression to go away. I've been to 1 ortho who gave me cortisonesot into carpal tunnel and gave my some grip back but the dorsal burning and thumb pain never went away. He wanted to do surgery on my right away and that was major red flag.
What could it be? I was thinking there is tension in.forearm and nerves are constricted. What doc should I see? Should I go to Orthopedic or neuro? Or maybe straight to physical therapy to see if they have better excercises ideas? I have tried cold packs and muscle relaxers and ibuprofen. The burning is still there.... I can't live like this.
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2023.06.02 02:18 lowspeedhooah Any Advice Appreciated

Any Advice Appreciated
Kahlo is 8 weeks old, almost 9. Had her for a week, crate and potty training going well. Not very treat motivated but extremely food motivated so I’ve been using that as treats. Had to take her to the clinic today for a UTI, other than that very healthy. Parents are from Czech and Germany. Have all the European ratings for hips and joints. Generally looking for advice on all things GSD, puppy through adulthood. (I.e. training, pet insurance, temperament, generally good knowledge). Never owned a GSD, have a Lab/Shepherd mix though. New to the group so I appreciate all the advice ahead of time!!
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2023.06.02 01:22 Helpful-Change-6190 Hello (:

hi, everyone! so glad i found this sub! i (26f) have pseudoachondroplasia and I’m 4’4. There are a lot of people in my family who also have psach which is statistically very rare. for those who are not familiar with psach, I am short statured but also deal with chronic pain. Im literally always in pain. My joints hurt so much and I desperately need my hips replaced. Anyone else in this sub with psach?
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2023.06.02 00:46 DemonBirdSirene As Promised: S.H. Figuarts Angewomon Review - Is She Worth It?

As Promised: S.H. Figuarts Angewomon Review - Is She Worth It?
She has finally arrived!
Was She worth the asking price and wait?
First of all, Angewomon is my absolute favorite Digimon. I will do my best to keep my biases aside in this review keeping in mind that this character isn't every Digimon figure collectors' favorite and simply want to know how good of a figure this one is as a whole.
In this review, I will be be comparing the S.H. Figuarts Angewomon, released this year, to the closest thing we had prior in a 1/12 scale Angewomon figure, the Diecast Evolution- Digivolving Spirits 04 - Tailmon/Angewomon figure which released in 2018. Both figures were made by Bandai Tamashii Nations.
Below are categories and which figure fairs best.
Category #1 - Character Accuracy: Winner - S.H. Figuarts
S.H. Figuarts is the clear winner of character accuracy, by a long shot.
The Digivolving Spirits figure suffers in her proportions due to it being a figure that Digivolves between two modes. The Digivolving figure has shorter legs, smaller feet, a larger head, smaller waist, larger hips, bigger bust, smaller hands, hair is not accurate in scupt, her ribbon is made of Tailmon's/Gatomon's arm kibble, and the arching portion of her ribbon is a part of Tailmon's/Gatomon's head kibble which is separate from the ribbon sections on Angewomon's shoulders.
The S.H. Figuarts version has accurate body portions which fit the character's depiction the Digimon Series. Clearly the S.H. Figuarts wins in this category simply for being a non-transforming figure.
The S.H. Figuarts is a completely new scupt for those who were wondering.
I was concerned that they would use the same buck of the transforming version since the Digivolving figure was essentially a shell-former.
Category #2 - Paint Quality/Quality Control: Winner - Digivolving Spirits
This can very depending on quality control on both figures.
My copy of the S.H. Figuarts has some paint smudging on the right thigh from the company's attempt at painting the two belts sculpted on her leg.
My copy also has a small error in paint coverage on the silver on her helm as well.
There are some seem lines that could look better, in general, on the figure, especially in the price point of a ~$114.
The S.H. Figuarts could have had tighter joints in the arms to better support her arm ribbon & signature poses as shown on her packaging.
The Digivolving Spirits figure that I own is flawless in paint and sculpt except for a single small smudge of paint on Tailmon's/Gatomon's head.
What separates the S.H. Figuarts and Digivolving Spirits by the biggest degree, for me, is the added painted symbols on her ankle ring (Holy Ring) on the Digivolving Spirits. The S.H. Figuarts version has no symbols on said ring.
The other area that the Digivolving Spirits figure excells in, is the tightness of her arm joints.
Category #3 - Articulation: Winner - S.H. Figuarts
Minus arm joint tightness, the S.H. Figuarts is the definitive winner by a long shot.
The S.H. Figuarts Angewomon has additional articulation at the base of the neck, butterfly-joints at the shoulders, and waist rotation (in addition to her bust articulation).
I do wish her hair had articulation at the back of her head instead of being molded on. The reason I say this is the range of her head movement is limited due to the hair overlapping her wings. Her hair can be maneuvered over her wings but it's clear that the design isn't meant for that type of movement.
The rest of the figures articulation is the same as the Digivolving Spirits version except the S.H. Figuarts has the eight ball jointed wings and the wrists on the S.H. Figuarts are also ball jointed instead of ball pegs, like the Digivolving Spirits.
Category #4 - Overall Feel: Winner - Digivolving Spirits
The Digivolving Spirits figure is a more satisfying figure in terms of materials and heft.
What separates the two figures is the Diacast helm, breastplates, and ankle ring featured on the Digivolving Spirits version.
Please note this may not be a deal breaker for everyone out there but it is worth mentioning.
S.H. Figuarts figures generally don't use diecast and it isn't a deal breaker for me. The added neck articulation is a better fit for a non Diecast helm due to less weight.
I will not lie. If S.H. Figuarts makes a Diecast version, I will get it.
The S.H. Figuarts figure has much less heft which can be viewed as an advantage for aerial poses on stands.
Category #5 - Accessories: Winner - S.H. Figuarts
In addition to the figure, the S.H. Figuarts version comes with the options of relaxed, stern, & open mouth face plates, balled fists, spawled/open hands, arrow holding right & left hands, an elongated bow like accessory for her left arm to replace the smaller section on said arm, an arrow used for replicating her signature attack, a large circular base plate (exactly like the D. Arts Mewtwo minus the Pokéball logo), an atriculated three-sectioned stand arm, and two optional adapters to hold the figure onto the display arm (a piece that friction fits between the wing ball joints or an adjustable waist clamp).
The Digivolving Spirits figure technically doesn't include any accessories. Some consider the Tailmon/Gatomon kibble/shell as an accessory due to it loosely fitting on the back of the Angewomon figure.
Category #6 - Price Point: Winner - Digivolving Spirits
If you can find a Digivolving Spirits for MSRP (~$65), it's the clear winner for a similar figure assuming her design is pleasing and the heft of the diecast is more satisfactory to you.
I can say, with having her in my hands, the S.H. Figuarts doesn't feel like a $114 + shipping figure to me even with the accessories and stand. I personally think she feels more like a $80-$90 figure.
Do I regret buying her? Absolutely not. I've been waiting since childhood for a 1/12 scale Angewomon figure. I absolutely love this figure despite it not nessisarily feeling like $114 figure. I am glad that I pre-ordered her and have her in my collection. I wish I didn't have to wait so many years for a proper 1/12 scale figure but I'm glad to have the opportunity to finally get her. Prior to the announcement of this figure, I was seriously considering commissioning someone to make a customer figure of her but that would have cost me a lot more than the S.H. Figuarts, so in a sense, she is a total steal at $114.
Do I recommend you to buy the S.H. Figuarts Angewomon? Only if you love the character and honestly want one in your collection. If she isn't necessarily a must for you, I would say it's a pass in all honesty.
Ultimately, I love both figures! I love the Digivolving Spirits version since I grew up the the original Digivolving figures in my childhood and I love the S.H. Figuarts version for the character accuracy in a 1/12th scale!
I will be keeping both! 🥰
I hope this review helps those who are considering this figure. DM/leave a comment if you have questions.
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2023.06.02 00:32 Human_Spice Arthritis all over in a 22yr old?

For many years, I have had severe joint pain that ranges from irritating to debilitating (can’t stand up or walk at all at times). My knees will hurt from driving, my feet, knees, and hips hurt from standing for five minutes, sideways movements hurt my knees, having my elbows bent for a while will cause them to get incredibly stiff and uncomfortable to move. I also get back pain, neck stiffness (and occasionally pain), and wrist pain. I even get occasional jaw pain.
My wrists grind all the time (it’s audible) and my back, neck, wrists, elbow, ankles, and toes will crack and pop several times daily. For years I’ve been joking about having the joint of an old lady. When I was 13, my back pain got so bad for the first time that there were days where I couldn’t walk. I saw a chiropractor for a couple months and my back got much better. I was an active kid but never anything super intense.
I’ve never had any noticeable swelling to my joints and there’s no family history of any joint issues that I know of. I also tested negative for RA and Lupus. What else can cause this? Surely I can’t end up with regular osteoarthritis in most of my joints at 22?
I’m currently on 75mg a day of pregabalin.
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2023.06.01 22:31 ukuchair If I feel fatigued and my knees hurt on leg day, does it mean I am pushing too hard?

I am been doing full body workout for 6 months and recently switched over to pairing muscles instead.
Today was my leg day. Before, I would have 1 or 2 leg exercise per workout, now I am doing more. I noticed that my knee joints hurt whenever I squat. and after the hip thrust exercise, I was so fatigued, I had to rest for maybe 5~7 minutes before moving on.
My question is, am I pushing too hard? my current leg day plan includes:
Dumbbell Front Squat 3sets 25lb 10reps Reverse Lunge Dumbbell 3sets 25lb 8reps Romanian Deadlift 50lb barbell 3sets 8reps and Hip Thrust 20lb barbell 3 sets 12reps each leg.
is this too much, too taxing?
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2023.06.01 21:00 yellowumbrella Best Leg Workouts for Men - Leg Strengthening Exercises

Best Leg Workouts for Men - Leg Strengthening Exercises

There are a few immutable rules that govern the workout world: Monday is International Chest Day, don't ever curl in the squat rack, and you should never. Skip. Leg Day.
Okay, not everyone at the gym follows these commandments-and that's fine. They shouldn't! Maintaining a healthy, productive strength training routine takes more than just pledging a meathead's devotion to unwritten decrees from some Schwarzeneggian deity. But that last rule is one that you should actually follow, at least in spirit. Unlike the bro reasoning of the first two guidelines, your lower body should never be ignored when it comes to your exercise routine. Give those glutes, quads, hamstrings, calves and other leg muscles as much love as you can handle. After all, your whole body will benefit from training legs. Since you'll often be pushing some of the biggest muscle groups in your body with multi-joint movements, you'll be getting your core involved, too-and your upper body often has to actually secure the load. Moving big weights and putting major strain on your body takes gets the metabolism going, too, so you'll be set up to torch calories and burn through fat.
But you don't need to stay restricted to the squat rack on leg day, or even to big barbell movements, for that matter. While those types of exercises are absolutely effective, there's more to lower body training than just hitting the heavy weights. For balanced programming, you should be mixing up implements, switching up your planes of motion, and yes, even sprinkling in some isolation exercises from time to time. Really, your leg training is only as limited as your imagination.
Here are some of our favorite leg exercises you can use to build a stronger, healthier lower body. Sure, there are other variations of this exercise out there (more on that shortly)-but when you say the word "squat" to just about any lifter, they're probably going to assume you're talking about this one. The back squat is a classic for a reason: there are few better, simpler ways to train the major muscle groups of your legs. The exercise is also an entry point to other variations, so it helps to get the OG form down pat.
As we previously stated, there are an endless variety of barbell squat variations. Few, if any, will give you more bang for your buck than the front squat. The front-loaded nature of the move is going to push you to develop shoulder, ankle and hip mobility, and here's the best part of all: Your entire core has to be firing the entire time to protect your spine and make the move possible. It's an ab workout wrapped in a leg workout. Not far behind the front squat is the classic bodyweight squat. This is a great leg move that can go anywhere with you, and it's trickier than you may think. Most people make the mistake of thinking squatting is about your knees and don't sit back as much as they should. Learn to sit back and you'll attack your glutes and hamstrings more. Bodyweight squats level up more than you think, too: Add a pause or pulse in somewhere, and you're creating challenge without necessarily adding weight.
Consider this the king of all posterior chain-focused exercises, and a great way to pack muscle onto your entire body. Whether you're doing it sumo style, conventionally, or with a trap bar (a underrated deadlifting method and one of the best ways to do it), you'll be hammering your core, training your back and your forearms more than you think, and, most importantly, you'll be challenging your hamstrings and glutes with serious load. This is destined to be your strongest lift in the gym. First off, it's fun to swing a weight around. Secondly, when you do it with a good-form kettlebell swing, you're hammering your core, driving your heart rate through the roof -- and piling size, strength, and power into your hamstrings and glutes. A well-done kettlebell swing builds serious lower-body explosiveness, and the oomph you get from it translates beyond the weight room, too, adding to your vertical leap, broad jump, and other more athletic moves. This one's a must-have in your leg day library.
That's right: We're not falling in love with the stationary lunge too early. The walking variation is superior due to the fact that the trail leg can "step through" to the next rep. That trains the glutes more effectively and keeps the lift more dynamic in nature. On top of this, the knees take less stress forces due to less need to constantly start and stop or change direction. Start by learning basic lunge mechanics, which you can do right here.
Consider this move your ultimate squat tutor. If you're struggling to achieve good squat depth or keep your torso in the proper upright position, doing goblet squats is a perfect way to solve those issues. You'll learn good mechanics, and start to understand your ideal body position for a squat. One more secret, too: Holding that heavy weight high in a goblet squat will fire up your core a ton too.
Bulgarian Split Squat
Few exercises build leg strength while simultaneously challenge your balance and your leg mobility as much as Bulgarian split squats. Elevating your rear foot onto a box or bench instantly creates a challenging stretch for your quads and hip flexors on your back leg, and it places more of a balance challenge on both your front leg and your hips. It's a great way to build mobility toward a deeper squat. Overall, you'll smoke your quads and glutes while also sparing yourself unwanted back pain. Sure, you want to ostracize this movement as being "not functional enough", consider the tremendous benefits. First, it's a great way to hit the quads with plenty more isolation than most squat variations can deliver. More importantly, it's a joint-saving lift for lifters with their share of battle scars (think back, hip, and knee issues. Should the leg press be the backbone of your workout? Should you load it up with titanic amounts of weight and ego-lift? No. But don't run away from the machine, either.
This is a prime hamstring builder, using free weights that you can really load up. It's as simple as that. Perhaps the best part of the Romanian deadlift is how it prioritizes a controlled negative (or eccentric) contraction, a changeup from most leg moves (and exercises in general sometimes), which push you to focus only on lifting the weight and never challenge you as you lower the same weight. Your hamstrings deserve love too, and this exercise will give it to them. You'll also give your glutes some attention, too. They key here is bracing with your core, owning your hip hinge, and keeping your back from rounding. Make sure that you work your way up with the load-think about pushing your butt back, rather than folding at the hips.
Lunging backwards rather than forwards stabilizes the front knee. You also get to focus on the all-important posterior chain, which includes your glutes and hamstrings, instead of relying so much on your quads and hips. But a reverse lunge gets even more intense once you add a deficit by standing oni a plate or a slight platform. Now, you're leading leg and glute work even harder to drive back onto the box, but it still all happens in a safe way. This is a great way to bear plenty of load to challenge the glutes and hamstrings, without having to fear excessive low back or spinal stress. Since the force angle is horizontal and not vertical relative to the body, this is a tool for both healthy lifters, and those on the mend from a back flare-up. Even better, you can do hip thrusts more frequently than some other leg exercises, since your upper body doesn't have to bear as much strain. This one's a glute-developing go-to.
Think of the glute bridge as a variation on the hip thrust that requires only a load (think barbell or resistance band) and floor space. You're hitting the glutes from a slightly different angle compared to hip thrusts, and involves a shorter range of motion that's even more isolated to the glutes. Plus you don't have to fidget around with a bench to find the best position. If you're struggling to learn hip thrusts, step down to this and enjoy it. Bonus: You can do it anywhere, even in your living room if you're just using bodyweight. One of the king hamstring developers, take advantage of this piece of equipment if it happens to be in your gym. Your hamstrings have two key roles: They bend your knees, and they also help extend your hips (essentially aligning hips and torso). Your hamstrings have to focus on both things during glute-hamstring raises. Perhaps the best part: This one only requires bodyweight to drive your hamstrings to bionic levels.
Also known as the "natural" glute hamstring raise, this is a fair alternative when in a poorly equipped gym. The secret comes in the negative rep. Accentuating the eccentric by lowering yourself as slowly as possible to the ground taps into the strongest muscle fibers your hamstrings possess, and won't fail to improve their strength. Not only is this great for leg development, but it's even better for injury prevention; eccentric hamstring strength is key in decelerating the body. The classic step up, when actually done with good form, is a hidden weapon for knee health, hip and glute strengthening, and unilateral stability. The key is stepping up with good form, keeping your glutes tight, and your knees turned out, not in. Do so, and you're blending strength, flexibility, and balance into one move -- and a worthwhile move no matter whether you're a bodybuilder, CrossFitter, or general strength enthusiast.
If you want to be an athlete, you have to be strong not only when operating on two legs but also when operating on one. And few leg exercises will challenge you on one leg quite like the single-leg deadlift. You'll hone balance, and coordination on this one, and you'll build more core strength than you think as you work to stay in balance and keep your hips square on every single rep.
When is a sprint not merely a sprint? When you're trying to sprint uphill. Whether you're doing that on a treadmill or on an actual hill, you'll be hammering your glutes and quads, and you'll naturally be honing better sprint form, simply because of the challenge of the angle of the hill. Make sure you sprint for no more than 20 seconds at a time, though (with solid rest in between). Go much longer than that, and you're basically just running uphill instead of actually sprinting.
More and more gyms have sleds and performance turf inside; if yours does, you should take advantage. But that doesn't just mean pushing and pulling the sled. Attach some bands to the sled for support, lean against it, and push it in reverse. You'll be forced to extend aggressively at the knees, a key function of your quads. Expect major quad burn.
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2023.06.01 19:29 SANJAYSARUP Children’s Orthopaedic & Spine Care Clinic

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2023.06.01 19:03 kinigle Aches & Pains

So I'm about 32 weeks pregnant with my first kiddo - I've had the usual hip pain, joint pain, lil aches here and there... but last night I was spanked by something new. Something none of my family or friends that have had kids prepared me for.
Rib/upper back pain. I was having it on both sides (apparently if it's just on the right side it might be preeclampsia so be sure to talk to your midwife and doctor if you are experiencing it on just the right side under your ribs).
At first, I considered the possibility that I was having an asthma attack - it wasn't that. I then pondered whether or not I ate something that could've given me gas - that also wasn't it. I changed positions a bunch and some of them helped a little bit but relief didn't last long. I decided it was time to consult Google (as it was 2 am and I was very tired).
A normal part of late pregnancy - especially with my lil girl being a squirmy, kicky monster. The cartilage in my ribs was screaming.
I don't remember falling asleep last night, but I woke up feeling like garbage.
I didn't have anyone to give me the heads up, so this is me giving you the heads up in case you haven't experienced it yet. You might not, but if you do, now you know what it is.
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2023.06.01 18:48 Desperate-Ad5647 Security Clearance

I plan on accepting an offer with Lockheed Martin and I need to do background checks for a secret clearance. I have no criminal record, no gambling debt, no ties to foreign nationals, and no ties to groups that want to overthrow the United States, and MO other red flags I can think of.
Only thing I'm worried about for clearance is that I've experimented with THC and resold a sealed bag of cannabis I found once while I was cleaning at work to someone I know because I wasn't going to smoke it. I've used weed recreationally 3 times in my life over the last four years. I've used THC once in 2019 at a party when someone brought a bong and was passing it around, once in 2021 at a former best friend's party in the form of an edible (hated that), and once in January of 2023 in the form of a joint at a sports party for Wildcard Weekend. The bag of weed was a sealed bag I found in 2022 that someone left at my place of work (movie theater) that I found after I was cleaning and I thought that I'd resell it because it was sealed, worth 30 bucks, and I don't like weed, the last two times I've used THC being helped by social pressure I've put on myself plus wanting to experiment a bit.
As it stands, I've tried weed, it doesn't do much for me, and I've never sought it out and especially never sought to distribute it. I respect the federal government's laws on it, knowing that they supercede all the laws of my state of NY, and other drugs and I'd be more than fine with not continuing these activities in the future.
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2023.06.01 17:45 Weary_Mamala MRI results—doesn’t seem to explain much.

Can anyone help me understand? History: I was in a car accident 4 months ago. I’ve had pins and needles non stop in T5-8, urinary issues, pain branching out from (mostly) right thoracic spine, and leg weakness (jello legs). I also have right hip pain (side of impact) and stiffness. I’ve tried all conservative remedies with very little relief.
Results: Mild multilevel mid to lower thoracic spondylosis without significant disc height loss. Notable disc levels detailed below:
T5-6: Small right central disc protrusion causes mild right ventral cord surface flattening without spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
T7-8: Small right central disc extrusion causes ventral cord surface flattening without spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
T8-9: Small right central disc protrusion without spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
T9-10: Small left central disc osteophyte complex causes mild left ventral cord surface flattening without spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
T10-11: Left foraminal disc margin osteophyte without significant neural foraminal stenosis.
T12-L1: Trace right central disc protrusion and mild facet joint arthropathy without spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
No focal cord signal abnormality. Paravertebral soft tissues are normal.
Alignment is normal. There is no compression fracture. Marrow signal is unremarkable aside from mild Modic type II fatty endplate reactive change adjacent to L4-5. Multilevel spondylosis with degenerative disc height loss most pronounced at L4-5.
L1-2: No disc protrusion. Mild facet joint arthropathy. No spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
L2-3: Mild annular bulge and facet joint arthropathy without spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
L3-4: Small right central disc extrusion with slight inferior extension of disc material and mild facet joint arthropathy cause mild spinal canal stenosis. No neural impingement or neural foraminal stenosis.
L4-5: Disc bulge and moderate facet joint arthropathy abut the traversing L5 nerve roots without neural impingement. No significant spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
L5-S1: Disc osteophyte complex and moderate facet joint arthropathy cause moderate left and mild right neural foraminal stenosis, and bilateral subarticular zone stenosis without neural impingement.
The conus medullaris is normal in position.
No paravertebral soft tissue abnormality.
IMPRESSION: 1. Multilevel thoracic disc degeneration as above, without significant spinal canal or neural foraminal stenosis. Mild ventral cord surface flattening at T5-6, T7-8, and T9-T10. 2. Multilevel lumbar disc degeneration as above, causing moderate left neural foraminal stenosis at L5-S1. No significant spinal canal stenosis.
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2023.06.01 17:20 SioxsieCindy Burning Feeling In Hip Only When I Sleep, NEED HELP

Not sure what this is called but maybe I can describe it to you and that might help? Before bed I am fine, get to sleep, then I will wake up an hour or two later to this burning sensation in my left hip joint. I describe it like a hot metal rod that someone is pushing into my hip joint, where I think the two bones are connecting? I have had this off and on but ever since my really bad accident it has gotten worse. Some nights are good some not so good. Is there a supplement or a pillow you like? I have tried the pillow between my legs ( wedges, normal pillow, and square pillow ), that helped for a week or so and it seems when I take magnesium it gets a little better? Or is that in my head. Just wanted to ask because I am loosing so much sleep and feel more and more crazy as I get less sleep. I know you all know that feeling. The days and anxiety just seem to get so unmanageable with less sleep...
Appreciate any info.
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2023.06.01 17:19 Subject-Jellyfish-90 Dry needling?

Has anyone had dry needling before?
I’m hEDS (34F) and working long term with a PT to strengthen and better support my joints. Right now we’re tackling my left shoulder (huge problem area) while maintaining and tweaking core/hips stuff.
My PT mentioned dry needling as an option to try to decrease pain and muscle seizing in my shoulder so I’m able to strengthen it more successfully. Right now it’s pulling/subluxing/ seizing up constantly, which makes it hard to make any progress.
Interested to hear from other EDSers about any dry needling successes or failures.
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2023.06.01 17:07 tables_04 Should I start college right away like I planned, or wait?

I survived two strokes shortly after birth. Which resulted in cerebral palsy. It’s a neurological condition that affects things like muscle tone and balance. I luckily have a pretty mild case, and have avoided mobility aids most of my life. My muscles are always spastic (tight) so with it comes a lot of pain. CP can also result in a lot of other problems. My hips are dislocated, and when I walk the weight is shifted from one hip to the other. Rather than going forward or whatever normal people do. So at the start of this year I ended up with an inflamed tendon in my hip.
We were told wheelchair, PT and pain killers. However that didn’t work. Next up was a cortisone injection, which partly worked. Then we tried meds again, which didn’t work. So now the next option is surgery. The specific surgery that want to do involves putting a scope into the hip joint to look around, then they’ll cut the tendon. I’ve already had to give up a job at a summer camp because of the surgery. I’ve got MRI’s scheduled for next week to look at my brain and spinal cord as well. I’ve given up everything for my stupid injury.
But at the same time, I don’t want it to impact college. I already plan on taking all of my courses online while still living on campus. My roommate is super nice and we really clicked, but I don’t want to have to put her through me recovering from orthopedic surgery right after moving in together. I should have my first custom wheelchair by move in time. But I also have no idea what condition I’ll be in. Worse comes to worse, I could still live at home and take my courses from home. Or delay me starting by a semester, but I REALLY don’t want to do that.
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2023.06.01 16:33 functor7 On the intersection of Pride and Math.

It is the beginning of Pride Month, and this year we're seeing a lot of organizations which have taken advantage of the post-Obergefell sentiments towards the LGBT community by merely throwing up some rainbow pfps distancing themselves in light of rising anti-LGBT sentiment and terrorist threats. These organizations didn't stand up for the LGBT community when it mattered, and they will reproduce this pattern now. Some may not know this, but the math community has - in the past - taken an active stance to stand up for its queer members and taken political action when it has mattered. That is, the intersection of LGBTQ+ history and Math history is not empty and not even measure zero.
The 80s were, to say the least, a very hard time for the LGBTQ+ community due to the AIDS epidemic and the complete lack of response from those in power about it. The medical community was slow to get research rolling and did not initially communicate with the gay community which made accessing proper medical care and information difficult. The Reagan Administration didn't even acknowledge the existence of AIDS for years, let alone invest resources into the development of treatments. The iconic Silence = Death poster is in response to the lack of action and acknowledgement for AIDS. Gay people were demonized and ostracized and the disease was seen as merely the "natural" consequence of their "delinquent" lifestyle. And arriving immediately after the religiously motivated Save Our Children homophobic activist campaign, AIDS was seen as a correction for moral degeneracy (weird how kids are consistently used to justify hate, almost like we could learn from the past...). By the early 90s, people had begun to take it seriously, but there was still a long way to go before people recognized the gay community as a community in need and struggling with a horrific disease. This is why pictures like that of Princess Diana showing compassion and touching someone struggling with AIDS is so iconic and important.
Point being, in the early 90s the LGBTQ+ community was struggling, not viewed with favor by the public, and finding themselves alone without any meaningful institutional support.
In 1992, Colorado voted on and passed an amendment to the state constitution which said that being queer was not a protected status. This meant that things like discrimination against LGBTQ+ people was totally fine and that violence against them would not be considered a hate crime. This was in response to many cities, such as Boulder and Denver passing laws in the 70s and 80s protecting LGBTQ+ people and functioned to strip away these rights. Coincidentally, the 1995 Joint Math Meetings were planned to take place in Denver. This would mean that mathematicians from around the nation (and world) - many of which are queer - would be congregating in a place that was actively unsafe for them. I think that the tragedy of Alan Turing should resonate strongly within the math community of what happens when we don't support those who are marginalized.
In response, two mathematicians - one gay and one just a real good ally - independently wrote and petitioned the heads of the MAA and AMS to move the JMM to a state which could protect vulnerable members of its community. This would not be an insignificant, easy, or cheap act. There would be backlash by those within the community who were less-than-understanding. Contracts and reservations are done years in advance with hotels and conventions spaces which the JMM would have to pay for breaking. And finding a new space and new bookings on a shorter timeframe would not be easy while all this was going on. That is, it would be not an insignificant cost to the AMS and MAA to move the meetings.
But the heads of both organizations met and agreed to move the 1995 JMM to San Francisco - a pointed decision given the LGBTQ+ haven San Francisco had consistently been and its history with Harvey Milk. This move ended up being a part of a larger dis-investment of organizations from Colorado. The state was branded "The Hate State" - a moniker we could probably bring back these days. Eventually appeals took this amendment to the Supreme Court which overruled it. Moreover the AMS and MAA have both made commitments to protecting vulnerable members of the math community as they now always have a "Change of Civil Rights Legislation Clause" in the contracts that they make for the JMM. As of now, the future JMM meetings appear to all take place in safe states.
When people say that math is not political, that identity doesn't matter, that it's all objective and just about proofs, or that we don't need to do work to resist the systemic injustices that infect all groups of people - including the math community - it's just clear that they are ignorant of their own privilege and ignorant of the history of math. Probably most prominently historically, the math community has struggled with antisemitism and has taken actions to both help and harm Jewish members of the community. The members of the AMS and MAA in the 90s knew the importance of taking risks to protect vulnerable members of its community and opening up mathematical spaces to them, and that mathematics is a political field and sometimes politicized statements are needed. And their action was not without internal backlash, the MAA even published dissenting letters which sound like they could have been written today (just replace "political correctness" with "woke").
The appropriately named mathematical LGBTQ+ organization Spectra came out of this action and provides a place for queer mathematicians to find community. They also do what they can to continue the work begun in the 90s. You can read more about this story and the founding of Spectra in this MAA article. The math community itself still has issues that it needs to work through regarding almost all marginalized groups and closing our eyes so that we blind ourselves to them under the illusion of "pure objectivity" is not the move. In general, mathematicians can take pride during Pride Month that - even if it still has major issues and work to do - that the mathematics community has it within them to take risks and act.
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