Goal: Write 1 thought every day re: why I love ATLA (until I finish rewatching the series)
#21: Zuko rehearses joining the GAang in “The Western Air Temple.”
“Hello, Zuko here.” Until now, Zuko has been the emo teenager bad guy that we were all desperately rooting for. We watched him struggle through angst and confusion, confront his father (and survive), and emerge on the other side. But that leaves us wondering: who is Zuko if he is not defined by his rage?
He’s an extremely awkward but hilarious dork:
I absolutely love Zuko’s impersonations of Uncle Iroh and Azula in this episode, and voice actor Dante Basco NAILS IT by incorporating tones from Mako’s and Grey DeLisle’s voices into his own. The body language is totally spot on, too.
I remember laughing so hard when I first saw this scene for the first time. Who knew Zuko could be such a comedy star?
I watched A:tlE andddddd felt like drawing an Atlantean Toothless or something idk…. glowy blue lines n junk. He looks a little wonky cause I didn’t use too many references, and I gotta sit down and do another study session of Toothless, I’m a lil rusty.
Guess this goes right up there under weird dragon crossovers with my Ender Toothless, right?
Research discovers link between epilepsy and autism
Our researchers have found a previously undiscovered link between epileptic seizures and the signs of autism in adults.
Dr SallyAnn Wakeford from the Department of Psychology revealed that adults with epilepsy were more likely to have higher traits of autism and Asperger syndrome.
Characteristics of autism, which include impairment in social interaction and communication as well as restricted and repetitive interests, can be severe and go unnoticed for many years, having tremendous impact on the lives of those who have them.
The research found that epileptic seizures disrupt the neurological function that affects social functioning in the brain resulting in the same traits seen in autism.
Dr Wakeford said: “The social difficulties in epilepsy have been so far under-diagnosed and research has not uncovered any underlying theory to explain them. This new research links social difficulties to a deficit in somatic markers in the brain, explaining these characteristics in adults with epilepsy.”
Dr Wakeford and her colleagues discovered that having increased autistic traits was common to all epilepsy types, however, this was more pronounced for adults with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE).
The researchers suggest that one explanation may be because anti-epileptic drugs are often less effective for TLE. The reason why they suspect these drugs are implicated is because they were strongly related to the severity of autistic characteristics.
Dr Wakeford carried out a comprehensive range of studies with volunteers with epilepsy and discovered that all of the adults with epilepsy showed autism traits.
She said: “It is unknown whether these adults had a typical developmental period during childhood or whether they were predisposed to having autistic traits before the onset of their epilepsy. However what is known is that the social components of autistic characteristics in adults with epilepsy may be explained by social cognitive differences, which have largely been unrecognised until now.”
Dr Wakeford said the findings could lead to improved treatment for people with epilepsy and autism. She said: “Epilepsy has a history of cultural stigma, however the more we understand about the psychological consequences of epilepsy the more we can remove the stigma and mystique of this condition.
“These findings could mean that adults with epilepsy get access to better services, as there is a wider range of treatments available for those with autism condition.”
Margaret Rawnsley, research administration officer at Epilepsy Action welcomed the findings.
She said: “We welcome any research that could further our understanding of epilepsy and ultimately improve the lives of those with the condition. This research has the potential to tell us more about the links between epilepsy and other conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders.”
We had our first day of 3rd quarter exams today. We took Chemisty, World History, and TLE (Electricity). Chemistry and World History were okay, but TLE was sofa king hard!! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
I couldn’t get over it. I thought I was going to cry while answering the TLE exam, but I didn’t. I was shouting curses in my head while I was reading the questions. The enumeration was fuuuuu! >< Name 5 types of reflectors. The answers were on the handout that was given to us but I didn’t pay attention to these reflectors because they didn’t even have any description, and they won’t do any significance to me! ><
The application part was also hard. Draw a schematic diagram of installing chuchu fluorescent chuchu and label completely. WHAT THE?! We weren’t taught about that! Yes, our teacher demonstrated how to install the fluorescent but there were no drawings! >< Uggggggggggggghhhhh.
The problem solving was okay but I’m not that 100% sure about my answers because I answered them very fast, thinking that time was running out. I didn’t use the calculator while adding the powers. >< When I’m done, I found out that there were still 20 minutes left. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.
I’m going to fail, seriously. That test was the most difficult test evah. It’s even more difficult than the World History quarter exam I took on the 1st quarter.
TLE is my weakness. Memorizing terms is my weakness. Memorizing historical persons and terms is not hard, but memorizing names of switches, bulbs, reflectors, and other electricity-related terms IS HARD. >< FUU.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for such an amazing year despite the scarcity of posts on the blog. We still had many readers and viewers accessing the site to read old posts and fan fiction stories. On behalf of the blog, I would like to wish you all a very prosperous and joyful new year. With this note holds a promise that I will be finishing The Last Emperors fan fiction and for anyone who appreciate my writing, there is something very special (and gratuitous) in store for you.
Sending you all lots of love and light on this wonderful Tuesday.
YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS? It’s when a teacher gives you 11 lessons to study for an exam that consist mostly of IDENTIFICATION and ENUMERATION. I mean seriously? Do they not know how hard it is to memorize 11 lessons in one night? It’s not like we even studied those things since that subject was only ONCE A WEEK. The problem with that is we only met three times for this quarter. T___T And we really haven’t done anything productive besides that 3 surprise projects due two days after. Amazing, right? Now it’s 1:40 in the morning and I’m not even half way done with that subject even though I have other 2 exams tomorrow, namely; arabic & calculus. IDGAF about Arabic. No offense to arabs. I love arabs. I love Dubai. I love United Arab Emirates. But I’m really not interested in learning how to speak, write, read in arabic. It’s not like I’m going to be able to use it in the future.
For example, I’m an arab who’s forced to fcking learn TAGALOG. Of course i wouldnt have any interest in learning it. It’s not like it’s ENGLISH or FRENCH or SPANISH. I dont need it in college. I dont need it when i can speak in english.
Honestly, i hate the Filipino subject. I’m proud to be a Filipino but I wouldnt really advertise my own country nor learn how to speak tagalog fluently. I can speak tagalog but it’s messed up tagalog. Like, TAGLISH tagalog, not tagalog-tagalog.
Anyway, to finish this up… . WHY DO MINOR SUBJECTS FEEL LIKE THEY’RE MAJOR SUBJECTS?! DFK IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD!?
Teachers obviously cant handle more than two subjects, what more for us students who are given about 10 subjects that gives THOUSANDS of homeworks, projects, quizzes, and portfolios due on the same week?! THEY EVEN GIVE HOMEWORK DURING THE WEEKENDS. HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO REST?! THEY TEACH US HOW TO MANAGE OUR TIME, which we are doing absolutely well with. THEY TEACH US HOW TO ORGANIZE, omaigad, first of all, how are we going to be able to prioritize which one we should do first when everything has the same due date and like I said before, even MINOR SUBJECTS ARE ACTING AS IF THEY’RE MAJOR SUBJECTS. T____T. aksldjakldaskmfakma
shittyday. dont listen to me. kthanxbai.
If only we had equality in this world. 6 months of vacation, 6 months of school. -_-
LIFE IS SO UNFAIR.
* If only I had COPY-PASTE powers, I’d copy the whole chapter then paste everything on a clean sheet of paper before answering the exam. T___T. But since I don’t, I wish LIFE would UNDERSTAND how HARD it is for a NORMAL STUDENT like me to memorize EVERYTHING all at once without proper lecture.