I don’t know why I’m posting this but I really want to post this thought that I had. While it’s semi coherent.
I often have a lot of difficulty writing. Even when I get something written down it can be kind of a mess. Especially when I want to say something a little more serious. You’d be surprised how many times I proof read and edit what to you might seem to be a simple post. My Poison Ivy/Cat Woman post took me three hours to write.
One of the things that can happen I think as a part of ADD is having difficulty organizing your thoughts and expressing them.
I think for a lot of people their brains are like a library or a database. There’s a system in place that keeps thoughts, memories, and functions organized and easy to access.
For me my brain is more like a play room. With shelves and shelves of puzzles. My thoughts are like puzzles. Some of them are simple children’s puzzles, easily finished. Some are 25 or 50 piece puzzles. Some are 100, 1000, 5000 piece puzzles. Some are those rotten 1000 piece 3D puzzles. The problem for me is I’m not working patiently through one puzzle. I’m working on several puzzles all at once. I’ve got half a dozen 25 or 50 piece puzzles, two 100 piece puzzles, a 1000 piece puzzle, and maybe one of those stupid 3D puzzles all on the go at once. All in the same room, sometimes on the same table. While being distracted by the shiny toys lying on the floor. And deciding I’m done with this puzzle and want to go play a board game. And oh look Lego! And pieces get mixed into other puzzles or go missing because I have them in my hand while I go to the Lego or while I move to a different puzzle. And the more pressure I feel to finish a puzzle the more of a mess it is because I can’t see pieces right in front of me and the more I want to go play with the Lego instead.
And this is why sometimes I don’t make sense. Or why sometimes the things I write are a mess. Why I had difficulty finishing essays. This is why I can’t finish any of my stories. It’s why I do or say inappropriate things at inappropriate times. It’s why some of the things I think are hilarious aren’t funny to other people.
Also Attention Deficit I don’t think is an accurate term. There is no deficit. At least I don’t feel a deficiency in my attention. I’m easily distracted because my attention is on everything. Sometimes one thing will be more interesting than another and I’ll devote more attention to it. Sometimes something new will enter my attention range and I miss other things while I momentarily focus on it to include it. It’s why sometimes I don’t seem like I’m listening when I am and why sometimes I seem distant and unfocused. If I’m actually not paying attention to you it’s because I found something more interesting. If you’re being boring, repetitive, or (worse) both, I’m likely paying attention to something else.
I only need to be told something once. Did you ask me not to do something? Will I do it anyway? Probably. Not because I don’t know, but because I’ve momentarily misplaced that information. If the puzzle that “Do not do this” is not currently pieced together or if the piece that says “this” is not currently in the same pile as “do not do” then sorry. Shit happens. Telling me again is just like throwing more pieces into the mix. These pieces are for a puzzle that makes the same picture but the pieces are cut differently so they don’t fit together.
And I think I started with something that was making sense, but it’s about to devolve into non sense making so I’ll stop here.
You know consumerism has gotten a bit much when CANADIANS working in retail want to call in sick to work at the mention of Black Friday sales.
Also, on a relatively clear (though cold) day there were at least 3 fatalities due to people driving like assholes in HRM this Friday. Now, there may not be any real correlation. But it’s a bit coincidental that some of the first major accidents of the season happened on “Black Friday” and not because of inclement weather (which is normally the case).
Dear United States,
Is it not bad enough that your country sees trampling injuries and/or fatalities on a pretty much yearly basis due to this idiocy? And probably more than a few major traffic accidents. I’m sure many of the people who survive this jump right back in the next year. Now Canada wants to match your stupidity because our companies lose that much business to your country (and see that much opportunity for profit) on Black Friday that they feel we need to compete.
Corporations! Does this really concern you so little? Obviously. What really should be negative publicity only ends up working in your favor. Seeing that people got trampled trying to get your products only raises the demand, doesn’t it? That’s kind of disgusting.
Consumers! Are the savings enough to be worth this lunacy? Or is it all hype? Maybe try to think about that a little. Weigh the pros and cons. “Sale” can be a bad thing as much as it can be a good thing.
US in general! You poor deluded souls. The true religion in your country - more than any other country in the world - is not Christianity, as you love to say it is. Your true religion is Capitalism. Yes, Capitalism is strong everywhere. And that’s not necessarily bad. But fanatical Capitalism can be very bad indeed. Maybe even toxic. And there are very few places (if any) where Capitalism enjoys such fanaticism as it does in the United States. You are all such fanatical Capitalists and that’s why things like Black Friday can exist. It’s probably not something to be proud of.
And finally - Canada! We’re better than this. We don’t need to be a part of some ridiculous American consumer tradition where people get hurt over products that are going to be essentially worthless in three to six months. Also - spend your money in your own damn country! Support your own economy. Spending your money in the States hurts you more than it helps you.
Maybe one of the worst things about “Black Friday” is that stores don’t even have to have much of a sale. They just need to use the term “Black Friday” in their flyers and advertisements. They could knock 25 or 50 dollars off the price of a Playstation 4 (which really isn’t that amazing a deal on an item that’s $399, at least not enough to be worth this lunacy) and call it a “Black Friday” sale and people will still go nuts. Now, maybe they’re offering them for a better price than that. 100 dollars off, that wouldn’t be too bad. That’s not the point. The point is that they don’t have to. They just have to say “Black Friday Sale” and everyone thinks it’ll be the best deal they can get before Christmas.
And you know a lot of places deliberately bring in a limited amount of stock right?
"PS4! Regular $399! Black Friday Sale! Today only - $349! While supplies last! Only 100 units per store!"
Sound familiar at all?
And guess what. It will probably be $349 again the week before Christmas. And on Boxing Day it might even be $299 because they need to get rid of all that extra stock they brought in to facilitate Christmas demand. Stock that’s not going to sell at all through the next few months.
Want to teach your kids a very very good lesson? Don’t get them the PS4 for Christmas. They don’t need it for Christmas. As long as they get it while it’s still the cool thing to have it’s actually not a big deal (as much as they may act like it is). Get it when the electronics stores are trying to cut down their overstock. They get the bragging rights for owning the thing and you get the bragging rights for getting it cheaper than all the other parents. I believe this is what they call a win-win.
How many people actually think like this? This is why critical thinking skills are so important. If more people had them we might not have such stupidity on completely arbitrary days of the year.
a four man anti poaching team is tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos. with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species. located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino. fewer than four thousand are estimated to remain.
the rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.
poachers will track rhinos from helicopters, darting them from above and then hacking off the horn and part of the face with a chainsaw. the animals are often left to suffer and die. the rhinos seen here were found wandering in unimaginable pain, but with timely veterinary supervision remarkably survived. the rhino in the left of the fourth picture, however, had a four week old calf who, without his mother, subsequently died of dehydration.
to protect the rhinos and deter poachers, veterinarians will remove much of the animal’s horn. the rhino are anesthetized, and suffer no trauma. the horn is not like an elephant’s tusk, and will grow back in a few years.
This makes me so sad.
this is just terrible, this makes me sad. :(
I FUCKING HATE SO MANY PEOPLE. Look how beautiful they are! They’ll be gone soon, thanks to humans.
What a sin.
Know those posts on Buzzfeed that are like “25 pictures that restore faith in humanity”? I think I need one of those right now. I think I need a lot of those right now. I don’t even know if they’ll help because this is just too horrible.
I’m glad there are people working so hard to protect them. I just wish there wasn’t a need.
This may come as a surprise to some people…
I sometimes like wedding dresses. The frothy fluffy ones. Especially the ones that look like they’re made of icing.
I also like tutus.
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Friday Song! Actually on a Friday for a change!
No Other - Super Junior
I’m getting really really tired of a particular popular kind of comment. I don’t know how many more I can handle before I start screaming and throwing things. I don’t know how many commentators will survive before my annoyance becomes wrath and I start punching people in the dick.
And after I throw shit at things and smash a wall and punch you in the dick I am going to go watch Tinkerbell or My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic or Princess Diaries so I can feel girly again. So I can feel like a lady again. I’m going to go sniff a babies head or something so I can feel like a woman again.
And if that wasn’t clue enough to what is really starting to drive me absolutely to extreme rage…
Go watch a video of some kind of baby animal doing something baby animal’s do. Read the comments. For every time a male comments that he needs to go do something absurd and aggressive and overly overtly macho to feel manly again, take a shot of some really hard liquor. You’ll be on your ass in no time.
Does anyone actually, really still think those comments are funny? Do guys really think their being clever and witty when they say that kind of thing? Why are there still so many of these comments? Why hasn’t it gotten old yet? And they come in great long threads sometimes! There’ll be comment threads on 9Gag that have “View ## more comments” links where all the comments are this ridiculous bullshit.
Stop. Please. Just stop. You’ve had your fun. Enough is enough. Please stop.
Also, first person to reply with a “I had to do something ridiculous and stupid to feel like a man again” or “Oh but you don’t have to read them” or “Just don’t watch cute videos if you hate the comments so much” or “Don’t read the comments” or whatever stupid, idiotic, inane argument or comment you may have along those lines…
I hope you’re the thing some other guy needs to punch in order to feel manly again. I hope a candle burns your hand in order to feel like a fire again. I hope some cute baby kitty claws your leg to feel like a tiger again. I hope a goldfish bites your finger to feel like a shark again. I hope that nice gentle breeze picks up intensity and blows some dirt in your eyes so it can feel like a hurricane again. I hope your iguana tries to eat your hand so it can feel like a dinosaur again.
I was wondering just last night if they’d made an effort to cast that way. I like it.(via aka-andi)
This was an instant reblog for me. Just the wording of that quote… it’s fantastic.
Does anyone else watching Sleepy Hollow refer to Death’s horse as Binky in their head? Just me?
Nova Scotia done gone and voted. Elections wuz here. We participated in governmenty things. We be political yo.
I’m experiencing a small dilemma about it. In my heartbrainthing. I don’t know what kind of dilemma to call it. I’m sad that the Liberals won because I like the NDP. But I’m happy Darrell Dexter is not the premier because I don’t much like him. He rubs me entirely the wrong way as an NDP leader. He just never seemed very NDP to me. Like a Conservative in NDP clothing.
Sure Dexter had a monster of a mess to clean up and that limited how effective he could be. That can only excuse him so far. I don’t know. Did he manage to do anything good or progressive worth talking about? Were they such little things that they were so easily swept under the rug by the things he didn’t get right? The NDP should have been a good thing for our province.
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