# Transfan Problems

• Math teacher: . . . blah blah blah blah prime factor blah blah blah . . .
• Me (in my head): He said prime. Prime is another name for Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime is a transformer. I like transformers. Why can't I stop smiling? I probably look like an idiot. Oh great, now I'm laughing. STOP LAUGHING. Ugh why do I even try to- wait how did we get from THERE to HERE?! It was so much easier talking about Optimus Prime than it is to follow what's going on . . . oh wait. I did this back in 8th grade. I know this already. Hah, alright then. Time to doodle.

# The first five minutes after I get inspired

Aaaaaaand five minutes after that:

• My mom: You're studying for finals, right?
• Me: Of course!
• Me: *continues blogging about Doctor Who*

# Distractions from self-harm (UPDATE)

• Scream as loud as you can

• HIT a cushion / punch bag / throw a cushion against a wall

• Smash a water melon

• Kick a football against a wall

• Squeeze ice really hard

• Squeeze a stress ball

• Tear up a newspaper/phone directory

• Play loud music and dance energetically – be as wild as you like

• Draw on the place you want to cut with red marker pen, fake blood or watered down food

colouring

• Write words on yourself with a red marker pen

• Spend some energy - go for a walk/swim/go to the gym/ride a bike/go running

• Ask yourself “Do I feel ANGRY?’ ‘Do I feel anxious?’ ‘What about?’

• Ask yourself ‘What would the razor blade say if it could talk to me?’

• Write a letter to someone you’re angry with (hurt by etc.) saying how you feel (No need to

send it.)

• Write a list of your achievements

• Write a letter to yourself saying ‘I love YOU because….’

• Make a list of things you’re thankful for

• Make a wish list

• Talk to a friend

• Call the Samaritans or other helpline (see page 5)

• Allow yourself to cry (if you can)

• Draw / paint / collage / paper mache / finger paint / sculpt in clay -  to express what you

want to do or what you are feeling

• Write a poem / story / song / joke / autobiography / parody / musical

• Write a DIARY / journal or read old diaries (unless there might be triggers)

• Go to myspace.com and write an online journal

• Scribble a word again and again to say how you’re feeling e.g. ‘lonely’, ‘angry’

• Deface a magazine (preferably your own)

• Paint with red paint using your fingers

• Draw yourself in MS office

• Write a message in a self-harm newsgroup on the internet

• Take some photos

• Play an instrument / Sing to music as LOUD as you can

• Put on music which expresses how you are feeling

• Write out the soundtrack to your life if it were a film

• Imagine a colour which expresses your feelings then change it in your mind to another

colour

• Make a memory box / scrapbook

• Write an alternative ending to a story

• Watch a foreign language channel and make up your own interpretations

• Create your own cartoon characters / legends

• Create a SECRET CODE

• Have a bath or shower

• Stay in bed

• Use aromatherapy oils

• Eat chocolate (or whatever)

• Have an ‘emergency box’ with whatever helps you cope

• Massage your hands / arms / feet (or the area you want to harm)

• Stroke a pet / cuddle a teddy

• Smoke a cigarette

• Ask a friend to hold you

• Have a cup of tea

• Rock / hug yourself

• Give yourself a henna tattoo

• Meditate / yoga

Watch television / video / DVD

• Play on a computer

• Go on the internet

• Learn a new skill (juggling / making balloon animals)

• Do puzzles / play chess / make your own puzzles

• Origami / Scobidous / make jewellery

• Sew / knit

• Go through a photo album

• Design a dream house

• Have a debate

• Build a card house

• Make a paper chain of the days its been since you last cut (add a new one every

day)

• Find out how to put 8 queens on a chessboard without any of them being able to kill

each other (There are 92 possible ways to do this)

• Make a T-shirt

• Look for pictures in the clouds

• Sweep the path

• Do some gardening

• Go for a drive

• Go to an arcade or playground

• Make a kite/fly a kite

• Get on a train and go to the sea

• Look at constellations

• Catch up on DIY / housework

• Cook/bake something

• Have a clear out – give your old stuff to charity

• Give your pets a bath

• Volunteer somewhere

• Join a class

# distractions | carter + olivia

Olivia was bored out of her mind, to say the least. With no sign around of her sisters or any familiar faces, she felt lost and smaller than ever. She hated feeling her age and she hated feeling alone and smaller than anybody else. Trying her hardest to make her time here memorable, she had accepted pretty much anything that was throw at her, so far. That included sleeping with a guy who was too old for her. She had no regrets and it wasn’t like she was complaining. She was enjoying the freedom and would probably do it all over again, if she could.

The girl was not reluctant to accept Carter’s slightly strange offer. If it was even an offer. For all she knew, he could be kidding around or just straight messing with her. Either way, she was up to finding out. So she took her time pulling on a pair of low waist shorts and a short top which showed off some of her stomach. She tied up her shoelaces before leaving the room, looking around for Carter’s. When she was almost positive she had found the one, she knocked quietly and waited for him to open up.

# Glasses

Summary: Joel likes Ray better without his glasses. Or maybe not… He can’t decide.

Pairing: Joelay

Word count: 560

Notes: I needed a distraction. Here’s a distraction. Enjoy some joelay fluff (which is short, why are they always short?) I take prompts for art or fics, and I’m currently working on some Ray art, but you can still drop some shit up in that ask box. It’d appreciate some food.

# “You're alone with the force of music. There's no other distractions; there's no possibility for your brain to go anywhere else.”

—John Frusciante
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