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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “that awkward moment when you unfollow someone you enjoy following…”

That’s a completely legitimate reason to unfollow someone! In fact, you don’t even need a reason - you can just unfollow people willy nilly and that’s ok too! <3

mostly I just feel dumb for even finding it upsetting in the first place, it’s not like I identify as asexual, so why would it even matter to me if people think it’s stupid to define it as a lack of sexual attraction vs not wanting/enjoying sex or if that autochorissal word is special-snowflakey and dumb

I don’t even belong in this bar.

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lately mostly I’ve been playing minesweeper, so I don’t know about ‘working too hard’ :P

I’m working on the new schedule and I think I’m going to put myself back on a five-day week of eight hour shifts; I think the current 3.5 days on / 3.5 days off schedule is making everything a whole hell of a lot worse.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “and now tumblr savior is kicking in too slowly to save me from my…”

I don’t know if this helps but it’s way too early for any spoilers to actually be accurate, so I’m guessing you probably haven’t learned anything that will actually happen.

I mean the things I saw sounded more like someone trolling than anything else, but what do I know? glee does weird shit sometimes for the sake of drama.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “i think my neuroatypicality might be showing.”

I think you’re neuroatypical, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I think you’re also weird, and there’s nothing wrong with that either. It seems like you’re having anxiety about having anxiety. I’m wondering if you’ve eaten enough today. *hugs!*

>.<  i’m more cranky than anything else, but. uh. that probably isn’t  being helped by not having eaten since 9 AM. since it’s almost 3 PM now.

I should go look for food; thank you for reminding me!

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likearumchocolatesouffle reblogged your post and added:

Nice things for MKP!

Here is an app for distracting yourself with colours and sounds. (I learned about it from you in the first place and I like it so thank you! You’re awesome!)

Here is a post with a list of links to web sites that are relaxing or distracting!

Here are some kittens!

I like you and care about you! I hope you feel better soon! <3

Edit: Also don’t forget to eat regularly and drink water! <3

Thank you, Jamie! 

I feel lots better now. Two of the links you gave me helped calm me down and make it through the rest of the work day, and eating dinner and lying down has helped even more!

I am pretty sure it’ll come back but will proably be a lot less overwhelming when I’ve actually had sleep, which is the plan for this evening.

IF NOT THOUGH

I now can have a pug lick my computer screen from the INSIDE OF IT and make beautiful multicolored sand art!

(there’s even an app for the sand art! granted it is apparently not compatible with my tablet but this is still a Good Thing to Exist in the World.)

and look at the pretty!

You get to watch the sand falling, too, which is the best part IMO.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post:I am kind of sick of pizza but my head really…

Have you done a google search for “food delivery [your city]”?

so.

many.

times.

*headdesk*

but!

I realized I had pop-open cans of Chef Boyardee and sliced peaches, and have since had a delicious mildly-mess-worsening dinner.

pop-open cans are the best. like, I am an abled person. it is not hard for me to use a can opener. and yet SOMETIMES the mere thought of using one is just far too daunting an idea. something about all the steps, IDK.

(and yes, I realize operating a can opener does not really involve all that many steps but it kind of does if you really break it down because you have to find it and then you have to set it in place and then puncture the can and then turn the wheel and turn the wheel and turn the wheel and turn the wheel and okay it’s stupid but sometimes that seems exhausting.)

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “I feel kind of bad that my biggest reaction to Robin William’s death…”

I’m sorry. :( *hugs* if you haven’t already I recommend blacklisting robin Williams, suicide, death, grief, crisis, and dead poets society.

thetimesinbetween replied to your post “I feel kind of bad that my biggest reaction to Robin William’s death…”

:( <3 blacklists are your friend. no point in spiraling over this if you don’t have to—it sounds like an external thing, not an internal thing. ?

arrowsforpens replied to your post “I feel kind of bad that my biggest reaction to Robin William’s death…”

go watch aladdin? that’s always my first association for him.

I’m okay now, but thank you all! The “O Captain My Captain” DPS gifsets seem to have petered off, and those were the only really upsetting ones. (and even they weren’t too bad, it was just the sheer number of them.)

Someday I should really watch that movie again, because I remember it being fantastic, and I was in a pretty bad place at the time so probably it would be far less traumatic a second time around.

…I actually own a copy. I bought it two years ago - I’ve just never opened it.

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Boo, no I didn’t watch it but now I’m glad I didn’t. The ironic “the good guy is actually a bad guy” thing can be fun, but only if it’s actually intentionally ironic imo.

to be fair, there were some pretty intense extenuating circumstances involving magically induced amnesia and cursed unhappy endings, and everyone involved suffered a lot for their fuckups, but it was still sad.

I loved OUaT so much at the beginning, and I still have all these feels for it because of the cleverness of the interweaving of all the stories and the realistic depictions of the cycle of abuse, but this brief interlude was pretty unpalatable, and then the bullshit they pulled two seasons later with their ONE (and only implied, at that) queer character was what really soured it for me.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post:likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “you…

SO MUCH AGREEMENT, YOU CAN STILL CHEAT ON SOMEONE YOU’RE NOT ATTRACTED TO, FINDING YOUR SOULMATE DOESN’T EXCUSE LYING JFC

Did you ever watch Once Upon a Time? because there was a good chunk of the first season that made me feel sick inside, not even because of the infidelity itself, but because of how the show wanted you to root for them.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “phone call managed. interrim instructions given. email to regular doc…”

Yay good job! I’m so proud of you!

the on-call psychiatrist thinks that the adderall might be destabilizing me, particularly considering the crash pattern I’ve noticed, so I’m supposed to stop that completely for the moment.

I’m supposed to email my regular doc about the whole sitch but I haven’t done that part yet. >.<

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@likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “WHY AM I SO TIRED”

Yes you can! Anxiety attacks are very tiring!

I am going ahead and redefining it as a panic attack even though I did not feel like I was having a heart attack or all the symptoms I’ve always heard of because the absolute terror I was feeling was v. different from the anxiety meltdowns I’ve had before and am definitely blaming it for the last two days of just being tired and sleeping because I CAN. 

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Mine aren’t as bad as I think yours are, but for…

likearumchocolatesouffle answered to your post “so uh. kate tells me it’s not actually a common thing to get stuck in…”

Yes! 1) Eat. 2) Write down problem quickly. 3) Try distracting brain things - math? listing states/countries? noticing current sensations?

thanks for the suggestions, guys! I actually ended up wistfully window shopping for bras because mine was itching me and then Kate linked me to abrathatfits and long story short an hour later and 80 dollars poorer I have two hopefully much better bras coming my way sometime in the next two weeks.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post:also my grandparents are home and although that…

Have you eaten?

yeah, about twenty minutes ago - it helped briefly, but now I’m back in eyeache land. and my friends just texted me I’m pretty sure so I have to either get my game face on or totally flake out D:

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@likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post:okay but autistic craft mages

What’s a craft mage? A mage whose skill is in creating physical objects?

okay so there’s this book series by Tamora Pierce called the Circle of Magic (with a secondary series and additional books in the same universe) which is amazing and one of my favorite childhood fantasy serieses to reread, and in it she distinguishes between the stereotypical “academic” kind of magic and mage and what she calls “ambient” (or often, in her afterword about how she got the idea, “craft”) magic. The Tamora Pierce wiki explains it better than I can:

Ambient Magic is a form of magic known only in the Emelan Universe. It is not as well known as the traditional Academic Magic, and in fact is only one fourth times as common as Academic magic. Ambient Magic takes different forms depending on the mage and the craft he or she performs––common ones include stone, carpentry, healing, cooking, thread and needlework, pottery, fire, and weather.[1] Ambient glass magic is described as “middling rare.” Ambient stone magic is common, as stones are said to make the containers for power. Ambient Magic doesn’t draw on the mage’s self-created power like Academic Magic, but from the surroundings and craft items of the mage (e.g. a thread mage will get power from clothing and other woven things).Because of this, Ambient mages have difficulty controlling a great deal of power constantly flowing into them, whereas Academic mages struggle with building up their power.

Because their power is naturally tied into a craft or aspect of nature, the physical aspects of their craft, such as thread, stones, or even lightning, feel as if they are “alive” to the Ambient mage. These physical components are attracted to the Ambient mage, and from the descriptions in the books, seem to “talk” to the mage.

Now the especially cool thing about four young ambient mages who are the protagonists of the Circle of Magic series is how weird they are in how they do magic, even in comparison to other ambient mages!

For example, Sandry is a ‘stitch witch’ - her magic is tied to thread and cloth and the acts of crafting them. Her mentor is also a stitch witch - but while Lark has to work her magic through a physical medium, Sandry can craft the actual magic itself.

All ambient mages are drawn toward the sources of their magic, whether they know they have magic or not - everything about the craft will fascinate them and draw them in - a sort of built in special interest, you might say. :) 

And in addition to their tendency to absorb themselves almost completely in their affined craft, they also have very different and individual ways of interacting with the materials of their craft, which can lead to atypical sensory responses to things.

For example, different fibers feel different to Sandry - not just physically, but in their magic, even their ‘personality’, so to speak. Daja, one of the other young mages, one with an affinity for metal and smithwork, ‘hears’ different metals sing differently. A cloth that objectively speaking was soft and smooth could potentially feel harsh and rasping against Sandry’s skin, if it was an unfriendly sort of thread. A flawed metalworking might have painfully discordant notes. etc.

Socially, they’ll sometimes act strangely or against propriety because of what their magic demands - people tend to find it strange and disquieting when you treat ball lightening as a tame animal to be pet, for example.

I’m not saying that the protagonists in the Circle of Magic are autistic, but I do think it wouldn’t take much at all to write them that way.

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@likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post “@likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post…”

You could tag “dissociation trigger” which would be more accurate and still work for blacklists?

that works! thank you :)

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I think it works though because if I was worried about dissociation triggers I might blacklist “#dissociation” and so my blacklist would work on things tagged that way.

but it doesn’t make SENSE *headdesks*

I believe you; you’re probably right - it’s just going to bother me because it doesn’t make sense and says the wrong thing. I hate it when you have to say the wrong thing in order to say the right thing.

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I think the tags are paranoia and dissociation. :)

see, and that makes sense, except the warning isn’t about those things themselves but something that might CAUSE it and tagging it with paranoia or dissociation makes it sound like it’s *about* those things or an expression of those feelings instead of a (in this case) deliberate trigger and that confuses me.

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likearumchocolatesouffle replied to your post:not going to camp and just curling up in a ball…

You’re doing an excellent job! And you’ve made a great checklist you can follow! You can do it! o/

the checklist isn’t helping there are so many things why am i bringing so many things why do they all seem so important to take

maybe i should make coffee and eat something my head hurts and i never really slept so that’s probably making everything worse :(

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