Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.
An architecture design student decides to make some awesome prosthetics for his friend. I love seeing this.
Most people missing limbs are, understandably, very self conscious about it. I remember a war buddy of my dad’s that had one of those hooks that also worked like pinchers. Scared the crap out of me as a kid. (It didn’t help that he once threatened to grab my nose with it. I think he was just trying to make a joke, I didn’t laugh.)
But as people create something customized and beautiful it allows them to not feel like they have to hide it. And in another 5-10 years, I’d be surprised if we didn’t see people with commercially viable, artificial limbs that are superior in many ways to the real thing.