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Body Language

vintage medical diagram of human body parts and head

I do think a shared understanding of body dysmorphia would be helpful here. It's useful if we can distinguish subjective suffering from how objectively atypical a bodily characteristic is ... DrMew offers some clarity on terms in the limb-lengthening surgery thread.

by taz


Weight LifterWeight Lifter by Rennett Stowe (cc by)

Do you sigh, grunt, or otherwise vocalize when getting up from seated positions ... Is it the mini, everyday version of the grunt that competitive weightlifters make?

by taz

"Give me your glow ups"

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream....  Vincent Van GoghFor my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.... Vincent Van Gogh by Nick Kenrick. (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter, I kind of look and feel like something they dragged out of the Chicago River. What are your favorite (relatively) quick-result ways to perk your whole deal up? Looks and spirits alike.

by taz

The Posthumous Travels of Alexander the Great

Alexander on his deathbed illustration by Walter CraneAlexander on his deathbed, illustration by Walter Crane [Public domain]

There's a chance - remote, but a chance - that Alexander's body is in Venice. It's my favourite body-snatching story in all of history.Bora Horza Gobuchul on the disposition of the body of Alexander the Great

by taz

Ask Me Oddments

Bears and CodpiecesBears and Codpieces by timkelley (cc by-nd)

Bits and bobs of recent-ish quirky questions on Ask MetaFilter:

What did historical laydeez think about those codpieces?

Films that occupy that "liminal space between being a bad movie and an art movie"?

Babushka lady behaviour? Examples, real or fictional, of people acting in noticeably strange or incongruous ways during important events or crowd scenes?

I vaaant to be alone! Temporarily deserted places that usually bustle during daylight hours?

No Chuck Tingle? What is the weirdest book in the history of English literature?

Not quite myself today. Is my body composed of a different set of atoms from when I was born?

by taz

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