“Icarus. The original myth had two parts. Daedalus said to his son, ‘I fashioned these wings for you. Two rules. Don’t fly too high, or the sun will melt the wax. But, more important, son, don’t fly too low. Because if you fly too low, the water and the waves will surely weigh down the wings, and you will die.’ We’ve left out the second part of the myth. We don’t say to people anymore, ‘Don’t fly too low.’ All we do from the time they are 4 years old is warn them against hubris. We have created this industrially led structure that says: How dare you.”
– Seth Godin
I will reblog this every single time I see it
Walk into your kitchen at 3am and this wizard is waiting for you, having drunk your beer and sampled, but disliked, your potato chips, hasn’t done the dishes, and he isn’t happy
What do you do?
“Really, Carl? Really? Christ, I knew the breakup with Cindy was bad-but not THIS bad! How’d you even get in my house? Why are the Utz all over the floor? Wh- how did you get in my house!?”
“Damn your fool’s mind, Randy, the mists of dream still you know my Amulet of Saros allows me passage through all portals, physical and arcane. I came here as this apartment provides protection from the mental ravaging of that dark sorceress, Cindy, gods blast her name! Your fermented beverages are all that have kept me from darkness this night, Randy, would you turn me away in this hour of terror?”
Today I dealt with a lot of stressful challenges.
The trains were down today and I forgot my meds this morning. On the plus side the substitute bus into the city ran pretty much express and was driven by my dad’s lovely friend Marty. However after a stressful day at work in which I had an unexpected conversation about my HRT with a coworker which my fault and fine, just unexpected, the trip out of the city included a slow uncomfortable train, two claustrophobic buses driven by fools and a meeting with a job search provider in the middle despite my having a job just to make it shittier. On the plus side I could call Emily and she calmed me down before I headed to Cammi’s where we hung out and watched Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet which was great but also sad so on the way home my brain was sad and stuck in iambic pentameter which eventually just became imaginary letters to my dad because we’d been talking about him at dinner.
When I got home I took my meds and went to do the after hours work I had to do tonight but in the end I couldn’t do it for a couple of reasons most of which were probably my fault so I had a freshly and needed to call Emily and have a cry and have her calm me down again before bed.
I slept alright (55%)
I ate pretty poorly (35%)
I didn’t exercise (0 mins)
I didn’t meditate (0 mins)
Tomorrow I am excited to go to the festival of colour Emily has been helping organize for months.
Date a girl that will call out cissexism and transphobia
after much research i have found a way to show all 7 forms of the Jedi way!!! Each form is based off real martial art philosophies and they’re able to give us a glimpse of the Jedi fighting styles!!?
i don’t like fantasy books where someone is like?‘but i don’t want to be king!’ and their gandalf-figure says?‘ahhh… but that makes you Super Qualified’ listen putting people in positions of leadership simply because their heart is pure is no way to run an empire!!! i would rather stick with someone who was kind of evil but knew how to run the national health service, not Michael the Virtuous who is really aces at slaying dragons but a bit rubbish when it comes to international trading partners, thankyouverymuch.
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WHAT ARE BIRDS
Hello yes! A Science Birb, here to explain the science!
Birb have VERY LARGE EYE in skull. Very good for seeing! But not space for muscle, birb cannot move eye. For mammal to make steady image, keep focus on single thing, always moving eye! Tiny movements, sometimes not even know. But birb cannot make tiny movements! So, birb must move whole head. And that is why the birb can keep steady the head when the body is amovering!
Thank you for listening to a science
That was the greatest scientific explanation I have ever read
I’m too hot
GET ME PICTURES OF SPIDER-MAN!
Today I hit three months HRT.
I woke up early, had a relaxed morning
and then worked from home. Work was annoying because my boss wouldn’t respond to my messages but I got done what I needed to and finished on time. After work we went for a nice walk and I had a weird experience of having feelings about CAMPAIGN Podcast even though I wasn’t listening to it because I was walking through an area I normally walk through on my podcast walk. On the way home we met some village people and discussed the preparations for the village festival of colour which is this weekend and sounds like it will be rad. I got a little lost in my scrolling after we got home but I managed to pull myself out and do some work on creative things. As dinner time approached we realised we hadn’t done anything to celebrate my three month HRT anniversary so when we went to McLaren Vale for Emily’s chiro appointment we also went shopping for things for a tasty special dinner as well as prescription refills and household stuff. Back at home we had vegetables with Chicken Kiev and an icecream dessert while watching Agents Of Shield which so nice. Just before bed I managed to finish off the T-Shirt designs emit has been helping me with so I ended up feeling quite accomplished.
It’s so neat already being up to three months on HRT. My mental health isn’t miraculously better but it is different through the lens through the different chemistry and I feel so much more awake and alive and present than I feel like I ever did before. It often feels like I’m only just discovering how it feels to be a person. The physical changes are already pretty pronounced. I jiggle and hurt in places I didn’t used to and the changes to my skin and face are amazing. The biggest downside at the moment is being cold all the time. Thinner skin and confused thermoregulation mean that I often go from being way too cold for most of the day to suddenly being too hot in the afternoon but I wouldn’t trade any of it. They say the best way to know if HRT is right for you is to try it and now I know it is so right for me, I honestly don’t understand how I was operating before. Thanks to everyone who is supporting me through my transition. I live you all so much.
I slept poorly last night and woke up very tired (55%)
I ate tasty things but not really too many bad things (70%)
I exercised a little with Emily (0 mins)
I didn’t meditate (0 mins)
Tomorrow I’m hoping I can catch up with my sister again for more Friday night hangs.
Other new T-shirt design! Manic Pixie Trans Girl. http://www.redbubble.com/people/acegiak/works/21684219-manic-pixie-trans-girl
New T-Shirt Design! All your Faves are Problematic! http://www.redbubble.com/people/acegiak/works/21684852-all-your-faves-are-problematic