brain-too

coolcat101s asked:

Apparently emotional dysregulation is really common or people with ADHD- I'm relieved that I'm not just "a crybaby" but at the same time I'm concerned that I don't know how many aspects of my personality are actually just symptoms of my disorder. I don't know what is me and what is ADHD and that's a bit scary...

Is it really important to know what comes from ADHD? It is a part of you, after all, and since you’ve had it all your life it’s influenced your development anyway. I totally understand why people want to be able to say definitively “this is because of ADHD” but unfortunately psychology just doesn’t work that way. How our brains function has way too much of an impact on everything about who we are. That’s why I encourage people to find a way to accept ADHD as a part of their identity; it’s not going away, and it’s inextricably entwined with how your personality developed. (Of course, I also know that this approach doesn’t work for everyone, so I’m mostly just offering this as a suggestion to try and think differently about your ADHD and your identity.)

Not knowing what I’d be like without ADHD is part of why I’m not interested in a cure. I feel like getting rid of my ADHD would change far too much about me and how I relate to the world to be worth it. I also feel like that would make me even more dysfunctional: I would have to re-learn so much about how to deal with life since so much right now is about compensating for my symptoms.

-J

As far as the emotional dysregulation goes, you’d feel the same emotions when presented with the same triggers if you didn’t have ADHD, but you’d be able to suppress your outward expression of those emotions more effectively. Maybe it’s a good thing that you can’t. People are always talking about how terrible it is to keep emotions inside and dwell on them. I have no idea what that’s like because I’ve never been able to do that.

—Elisw

currently doing about 4 pages a night on my perzine. it takes roughly 30 mins to an hour for each page - all of which have hardly any wwork…

It’s just heavy subject matter. I would lie if I said it wasn’t super triggering. Finding the right imagery to go with each block of text is the worst. Though, it is starting to get easier.

Probably just because i know the magazines i am using so well. Now it’s like I see a piece of text and I know the editorial/ magazine i want to use. which model perfectly encapsulates that section.

I really need sleep. I have to be up in a few hours.

So I’ve got a couple huge metabangs in mind - luckily, my schedule allows me to finish work before it gets too late and my brain is too fried from work to put together two coherent sentences.

I’ve got a ton of thoughts about NSP at the Steel Panther show, so I’m gonna subject you guys to those first. Hopefully they’ll help people make sense of some stuff.

Zodiac Signs To Have Sex With

Aries March 21 - April 19:

Aries has a powerful and magnetic personality and because they love to take control, they make great kissers. Aries is enormously sexual for a very short period of time—you might say they’re flash-in-the-pan lovers.

They’re impatient, sometimes selfish lovemaking can cause relationship problems. However, if you catch them when flames of desire are burning high, no other lover will provide such fiery passion for those few moments.

To seduce Aries, don’t be shy. Show that you have a brain. Always be spontaneous, too, since nothing excites an Aries like unpredictability, and don’t hold back on compliments.

Taurus April 20 - May 20:

This is the most masculine of signs, which fuels its enormous sex drive. Which zodiac sign is the best lover? It might just be this one. Their appetite for intimacy seems insatiable and they need lots of physical touch; no rushing with this sign. To them, good love is like good food—worth taking some time to enjoy. They also have beautiful voices.

To seduce Taurus, give lots of presents and take advantage of their sensuality by always smelling good and having soft skin and a fresh minty mouth.

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Rossum’s Trinity!

A little while back, skidblast asked me some questions  about damage to and survivability of a Transformer. This prompted a discussion about Rossum’s Trinity, wherein lots of people (thanks siphersaysstuff, swordshade, & barnabyhills!) offered explanations for how the organ system worked. This reblog I think has the majority of the discussion all in one spot, but you can see in the notes there is input from others as well (@colonel–dog (I can’t get your name to link, D: sorry!), eabevella, teal-mafioso, nabulos IF I MISSED ANYONE I AM VERY SORRY! ;.;)

WELL I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS! TF Con occurred this past weekend and vangeluscentral interviewed James Roberts and asked him our question about Rossum’s Trinity! tl;dr the organs are not of equal importance, but rather arranged in a hierarchy.

Click here for da interview! (also discussed are the recent issues’ charisma parasites, the intricacies of the storytelling, passion for the franchise and how it’s a great medium for sci fi, etc!)

The Rossum’s Trinity question/background is given around the 22 minute mark and the following transcription starts at 22:42

Vangelus: Rossum’s Trinity: Is there a science deeper to that or was Rossum himself maybe misled?

James Roberts: No, I think in all the instances where we’ve seen damage sustained to one of those three things, I think it should be apparent that the T-cog is the most disposable of those three… as MMM demonstrate, you can live an entirely happy, safe life without a T-cog. The key, though, of course, is how to remove it. So, if you’re a sufficiently skilled surgeon, and you take it out, then there needn’t be any damage to your spark or to your brain. So, of the three, that’s the disposable corner of the triangle. Hierarchically, the next one is the brain. You need the brain, and the brain essentially translates the soul - the spark. But, as we saw in Simon Furman’s era, where sparks are contained, there’s contained units, and sparks are, sort of very much separate from the brain, for extended periods, again it is possible to exist as a spark, and to be reunited with your brain. And you’re okay. So, T-cog, you can do without most easily. Brain, you can live apart from, provided your spark is protected, and so on. You can’t do anything without a brain, obviously, but in terms of simply containing it. The spark is the one that you cannot do without. You know, if your spark’s damaged or it’s extinguished, it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a pristine brain, pristine T-cog, you’re dead. And that’s the hierarchy of Rossum, I suppose.

So there ya go =) Thanks everyone for contributing to the discussion, to Vangelus for asking the question, and James Roberts for the definitive answer! \n/

[also wasted-disposal you are adorable and I’m glad you enjoy the discussions ^_^]

Author Appreciation

I want to thank:

Now. All these people are very talented in many ways and have written way more amazing fic than what I link to, but I focused on that main thing I associate with them and some of their fic that I’ve loved the best.

Thank you for your hard work and for sharing it with us. <3