If somebody asks me what executive dysfunction is, I’m gonna point them to a web article or suchlike that explains it better than I can.
If somebody asks me what executive dysfunctions feels like, though, I’d say that it’s like waiting for a video stream to buffer or for a web page to load. You could do so many other things, except you’ve only got a few minutes at most to wait, so most of them aren’t worth starting. So instead you read a few lines of an article or check out your tumblr dash or go get a glass of water. You fill time, because most people don’t like to stare at a loading bar for several minutes if they have other options. Sure, you’re doing things, but if anyone asked what you were up to you’d probably just say “waiting,” because you’re really just doing whatever you can to make the time go faster.
Now just imagine that instead of doing this for a couple minutes, you’re stuck in this state for hours on end. You’re waiting for the thing to finish, but every time you check it’s still not done so you just keep waiting, breaking your day down into chunks too small to do anything with. You think about playing a game, but you don’t actually start it up. You get a drink, but you don’t make lunch. You open your word processor, but you don’t actually start writing. You’re stuck in a holding pattern, killing time minute by minute, and by the time you realize you don’t actually know what you’re waiting for, the day is already gone.
It isn’t a matter of being lazy or undisciplined, or a case of making bad decisions. Executive dysfunction is a problem with the organ responsible for making decisions in the first place. When it stops working properly, stops being able to decide between doing this or doing that or doing nothing at all, you end up just going with what comes naturally. You fidget. You kill time. You wait, in expectation of a decision to wait no longer. It may be a long time coming.
shoutout to george, fred, and especially ron weasley for realizing that harry was stuck in abusive and unhealthy household and, in spite of the massive trouble they knew they could get in, taking immediate steps to personally see him removed from that environment, something no adult in harry’s life did.
This is a Muslim home. Why does Anubis hold out his hand for me?
It is my thanks. You were once a girl with your own tita who taught you the ways of Egypt old. Of when the Nile was full and flooded. She told you stories of the wolf and the jackal, the red wind and of the child of Bast.
Can we take a minute and talk about how fantastic Harry’s voice sounds on this song? It’s rich, it’s not strained, his technique is on point for rock. his falsetto is clear and pure. The beginning in particular is clean and precise. His belt at the end is open and fully supported. His breath control is spot on. And the little details like the way he transitions from chest voice to falsetto in the bridge on “will we ever learn?” is SO SMART. He’s using such strong dynamics. He has grown so much and I’m just so incredibly impressed. And so incredibly proud.
Even and The Balloon Squad become reunited as Best Buddies™
Mikael is like “so is it right you have a boyfriend now?” and Even’s like yeah you guys would like him and he smiles so fondly and
one day Even brings Isak along with him to meet up with the guys and Isak is nervous af because oh shit Even and Mikael have been friends for a while and he really really hopes they all like him and
at first the guys are a little confused as to why Even has brought this nervous kid along with him to their meet up but they say hi and introduce themselves politely and Isak replies by telling them his name and
Even sees how nervous Isak is so pulls him into his side and kisses his forehead and the guys look at him like wait…
and Even looks back and goes “oh yeah, he’s my boyfriend”
the squad’s eyes fucking LIGHT UP because oh my god they were not expecting Even’s boyf to be so fucking smol and fluffy haired and soft but they try not to freak out and Isak just gives them a little nod and a nervous smile
The boys kind of stand there grinning for a second before Elias rolls his eyes at them because they look so silly and awestruck and he just goes ahead and bear hugs Isak
and when Elias finds out he’s friends with Sana he’s like “just remember I’m the cool sibling” and Isak nods and laughs a little but finds it p hard to believe considering Sana is like the coolest person he knows and
When Isak finally breaks off from the squad they group hug Even and are like damn that kid was adorable nice one Even and Even is just sosososo happy but he knew they’d love Isak anyway but then
the squad gets a little too fond of Isak and begin to refer to him as “baby Issy” and the first time they do it in front of Isak he blushes so hard and gives Even a look like why is this happening to me and Isak protests like “I’m only two years younger than you!!” and Even’s like “I know baby” and Isak huffs but he is so glad the Bakka squad are super cool people who care about Even a lot