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As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.


How awesome is this! :-D!!



Okay… I’m going to get on my soap box here because I know that I have a lot of followers that are new at this…

This is a good rule… to an extent. What Daddy says should always be obeyed, BUT as a submissive, you ALWAYS have the right to say no if Daddy is making you do something that makes you uncomfortable or goes against your ethics or values or personal limits. Ideally, you’ve already spoken about all of this before hand and your Daddy will never ever put you in a situation where you need to say “no” but we know that this isn’t always the case. 

I have 2 very different reactions to this “rule”

1. Please be careful. This rule makes me so nervous because it opens the door for abusers. If she isn’t allowed to say no, then he has free reign. I wish that I could say that every Daddy could be trusted with the ENORMOUS responsibility that this rule carries with it… But that simply isn’t true. Littles, please please please be careful. I hope that you have a wonderful Daddy who will never ever put you in a situation where you want to say “no” but if you ever feel put in danger… You CAN say no. 

On a lighter note…

2. There are better ways to say that you don’t want to/can’t do something than saying “no.” A blatant “no” will cause tension, and put everyone on the defensive. Be creative. Try calmly saying, “Daddy, I’m really not comfortable with that.” Or a stealthier ”What if I ____ instead?” You know your Daddy best… Let him know that you’re uncomfortable without an aggressive “NO” that will upset everyone. 

I hope that the writer of this rule had more of my second reaction in mind, but everyone needs to be aware of my first reaction… 

Okay… I’ll get off of my soap box now… Good luck. Use your judgement, and be a good little, but please don’t let yourself get hurt.

v good advice - communication is key and i think rules like this can be damaging especially if have been in an abusive relationship in the past or have not known your Daddy for a long time, saying ‘NO’ can seem very rude but your feelings are just as important as any one elses and you have a right to deny something you do not want.

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