Sunday, March 9, 2014
ok on this chem test they are giving us ALL the fucking equations we could POSSIBLY need, so all i have to do is get a good grasp on the concepts. and i only missed, like, 2 concepts’ worth of lectures. and i’ve never been strong on electrochemical cells no matter what.
so i can do this. i feel less scared.
also i applied for a temp job scoring standardized tests, let’s hope that works out.
cosmictuesdays asked: Can you imagine JD and Bashir hanging out for simultaneous dorkitude and hyper-competence? And Cox and Garak sizing each other up with stares and glares, realizing they can each destroy the other with ruthless efficiency, and immediately becoming friends?
OMG I KNOW, IT WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL CROSSOVER
Physicians know our health care system is failing people with a disability. They see first hand the over whelming effort made during critical care to save people’s lives. These lives are then lost or destroyed in the weeks and months that follow when the required long term social and physical supports are grossly inadequate. It must be gut wrenching to watch. Imagine treating a person after a traumatic spinal cord injury and taking them from the crisis of injury to medical stability. What a great victory. But the knowledge that this same person is given an ill fitting wheelchair, an inappropriate wheelchair cushion, and after two weeks of rehabilitation is sent to a nursing home at the age of 25.
A Bad Cripple Goes to NYC
strategies for surviving the spring:
- meds self-adjustment, you can take buspirone anywhere from ‘as needed’ to 3x a day regularly, and when you cut back on it the zoloft dominates and tips the balance from depression —> anxiety. when you increase, it’s sedating and tips anxiety —> depression. modulate your own mental environment, lol.
- TV lots of TV i.e. scrubs still makes you happy also x-files is soothing
- DO THINGS like 1 MILLION THING a near-constant stream of activity will distract you from the fine film of dust covering your brain
- cower in corners away from the sun
- apply tunnel vision. you are working toward a goal. the seasons will pass and it will go round again and you will have to keep working regardless.
whenever i search for the kind of clothing i REALLy want to wear, it only comes in like size 2T
I have a piece in Popshot Magazine’s 10th Issue, The Wild Issue, out today! It’s an illustration for a poem entitled “Exorcism” by Gavin Bryce. Thanks to Jacob Denno for the opportunity and be sure to check out the magazine if you have a chance, it looks like a spectacular issue.
"…and I said to Chris what I said to you, which is, you know, I’ll look back and I’ll see one of the old episodes, and I’ll think, ‘God, I’m just awful.’ And the show is okay — and this is like really early on in the first year — and yet I forgive myself and the show in many ways because what I lacked in expertise I think I made up for in kind of a, a yearning to please. [laughter] There was kind of a greenness to the guy, and a sincerity, a real sincerity, that I think by the end of the show I kind of lost by fatigue and maybe being jaded, y’know, in the process of becoming well-known, and the show becoming this… ‘thing,’ that kind of is cool in the beginning, even though my voice is strangled and three octaves higher than it normally is."
David Duchovny, The Treatment, April 2007
this place, in the early years especially, but on into the later years as well, where David and Gillian as people embodied something about the characters that goes beyond how the scripts were written or the characters were conceived in theory…. this is one of my favorite things about the show and part of why it is, to me, so mythic and unique. I don’t know other shows where the characters and the whole ‘feel’ of a show changed so clearly year by year as the actors and the style (and the budget) of the show developed. Especially compared to most shows made today — maybe the Pilot or the first season might be a little awkward (more in terms of hair-style than acting), but by the second season they’ve landed and the show is stylistically speaking pretty even from there on out. Not The X-Files. And it matters to me, not just because of how genuinely kind of mystical it is to see David and Gillian sink into Mulder and Scully until you can’t tell who Mulder and Scully are without them — but it also brings a sense of time that I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it’s the 90s nostalgia; maybe it’s the way I experienced the show as always having happened in the past; maybe it’s the show’s on-going shift in aesthetics, but this show seems like it took place over much longer than a normal decade. The show has its own eras. Mulder and Scully had only seven years together; then whatever you want to call the jumbled years of unhappiness and ruination since 2000. But those seven years feel like a lifetime.