I just reached 30,000 hits on AO3. That’s…. Slightly terrifying to me. Awesome, but also… Wow.
Had my first appointment for autism assessment today!
Only took a couple months of badgering my regular psychiatrist, a while longer on the wait-list, and the office cancelling and rescheduling the appointment twice.
Psychiatrist seemed fairly okay.
He started off asking me why I thought I was autistic, and didn’t actually break out any official tests or questionnaires or anything like that for the duration of the appointment.
(Basically if I hadn’t already pretty conclusively self-diagnosed myself I got the impression I would have been pretty lost trying to explain it, so basically let this be a big old FU to anyone who is anti-self diagnosis, because if I do get this diagnosis, it is 100% because I self diagnosed and fought for it to be recognized, thanks.)
Then he asked me a bunch of questions about various stuff, some of which was specific, some more general stuff about my life, probably to get a broader picture or whatever.
No official diagnosis yet, partially because the appointment started 25 minutes late because he had to fit in another patient as an emergency (so no complaints from me there!) but I’ve got another appointment with him scheduled for May 13, and I feel pretty optimistic about it already, so… fingers crossed!
SAME. The whole charm of the show is how news of bloodthirsty otherworldly incomprehensible horrors gets talked about just like the traffic report does. How the strange can be familiar and comfortable with a little perspective…and again, vice versa
So I get that this is an unpopular opinion, especially with all the HIMYM stuff going on and whatnot, but I actually really love it, sometimes, when a couple that’s as perfect for each other as anyone could ever hope to get — a couple that truly loves each other, deeply and genuinely and maybe even to a fault — doesn’t end up together at the end of a story.
We have it programmed into our heads that in order for love to be real, it has to be ~everlasting, but that’s just not how love always works out. Just because something ends, it doesn’t mean that it’s invalid or ugly or worthless.
Love that isn’t eternal can still be real and beautiful and important, and it’s nice to hear that from time to time.
No but I think you all misunderstand how fiercely I cling to the belief that Cecil Gershwin Palmer is entirely normal looking, entirely and utterly and exceptionally human, because the beauty of Night Vale lies in the way that the horrific becomes the banal, the banal becomes horrific, and we are all of us tiny people living our lives in a vast and complicated and glorious but sometimes terrifying world where we all must cling to love and hope and terrible fashion sense to find some sanity in the wonderful chaos of it all and just HUMAN!CECIL fight me on this and. You. Will. Lose.
Pacific Rim AU where everything is the same except it’s a musical.
#Pacific Rim#YOUR TAGS ARE PERFECTION MY FRIEND#I can only imagine Stacker singing in this Inspector Javert-esque epic baritone#and now I want to see Norm Lewis singing about Kaiju and cancelling the apocalypse#AND IMAGINE ALL THE FUN AND TRAGEDY YOU COULD HAVE WITH REPRISES#AND SONG PARALLELS#LIKE#NEWT AND HERMANN SINGING SOMETHING WITH THE SAME MELODY AS THEIR BICKER SONG#WHEN THEY’RE ABOUT TO DRIFT WITH A KAIJU TOGETHER#AND THE LYRICS ARE THE SAME BUT NOT THE SAME#AND GET ACROSS THAT THEY’RE STARTING TO APPRECIATE EACH OTHER#AND YES#MAKO TAKING YANCY’S PART IN RALEIGH’S SONG#AND THE ENDING COULD BE ONE OF THOSE SONGS WHERE EVERYONE CHIMES IN#LIKE ONE DAY MORE FROM LES MIZ OR MAN UP FROM THE BOOK OF MORMON OR WHATEVER#(all the themes getting worked in and playing off each other)#(haunting ethereal Anteverse choir)#(Newt getting a hilarious operatic MOVE YOU FASCIST to Herc)#Tendo having a patter song just because#I want to write this now via enterprising-gentleman)
|Anonymous said: When did Jody drive the Impala? The only time I can think of is the part right after she insists on coming with them, but she's actually getting into the back seat on the driver's side--you can see the back of the driver's seat in the shot between her and the steering wheel.|
Fudge! I just double checked again and you are right, it was a weird angle and I thought she was getting in the front seat.
Oh well, she’s fabulous anyways!
|Anonymous said: I went to tell someone why their statements were problematic and I think I ended up hurting their feelings... Which is the opposite of what I wanted to do. And now (even though they were the ones hurting me) I feel shitty and like I said something out of line. Like I feel bad about hurting them but they are also playing up a victim complex to make me look like I'm being mean because I called them on their transphobia, homophobia, and sexism|
Darling, I’m so sorry you feel this way! I’ve been on both sides of this situation and I know how hard it can be. It’s really hard to be told that you’ve said or done something problematic, and have to come to terms with the fact that you’ve done something wrong- but it’s also really important, and it’s really important that you tell people what they’ve done so that they can get better at those things and you can feel comfortable too. Don’t feel bad or guilty for doing that- it’s a good thing, and an important thing, even when it’s difficult or you don’t get the response that you want or expected.
I guess I would recommend talking to them some more? Let them know that you really didn’t mean to hurt their feelings, but that what they were saying was really hurtful and upsetting to you, You were calling out certain elements of their behavior or what they said, not something inherent about them- if you remind them of that, they might be less personally offended or hurt. But don’t apologize for calling them out, or for acting to make yourself feel more comfortable! You weren’t out of line if you called them out politely and without resorting to personal insults.
Take care, lovely!
-actual description of 9.21. (x)
Let’s play “Are we talking about the Mark of Cain or Destiel?” and drive ourselves crazy for the next few weeks