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This morning, I sat down and started revising my academic book. 

I’d been researching for the revisions, but intimidated by the idea of making them because my dissertation director had, over the course of several years, taught me not to have any confidence in my ideas or my writing style. His backstabbing me during my dissertation defense was the final straw, and I became just too upset and anxious about my academic writing to find any job in it anymore.

So, today, I opened up chapter one, read over the intro, and thought “This is my project. It doesn’t need to be what he wanted it to be. He doesn’t need to like it. In fact, he won’t like it, because he doesn’t think that poems can have a feminist message and still be well written or interesting (and wow is that sexist). And I actually wouldn’t want him to like it, because if he truly liked it, then I’d probably written something rather offensive. I’m good at writing and good at giving feedback on writing (it’s literally my job, and my students always end up as better writers), and I can trust myself to figure out what works and what doesn’t. So, let’s play. How do I want to change this?”

Ten minutes later, I’d sketched out a totally new intro that I absolutely love. It feels good. I’m enjoying research again!

And honestly, I’m not sure I could have figured out how to do this if it hadn’t been for fanfic. Writing “Harboured and Encompassed” and reading people’s comments has reminded me that my writing can bring other people joy (and other feelings), and that has felt so incredibly good. 

So, thanks, all of you, for helping me start to break 7 years of programming! You’re all amazing, and I’m so grateful! 

anonymous asked:

I had a weird thought, but at the scene where Yamato has Jyugo on his shoulders, all I can think of now is the Ratatouille film and how the rat controls the chef is by using his hair so I see Jyugo tugging on Yamato's long strands of hair in an attempt to get him to go the right way. I don't know why, but I thought this was funny to me. I hope this makes you laugh or wonder what the hell I'm talking about.

What if theres a tiny Jyugo hidden inside Yamato’s hat? 👀 take the part out where he cooks because Jyugo would surely set fire to water or put a pear inside the microwave

i love season one dean with his too-big leather jacket and his ripped worn out jeans and his bracelets and ring and necklace and his freckles and long eyelashes and perfect jawline and cheeky grin

and his wide desperate eyes and his frustration because all he wants to have his family all in one place and sam and dad just can’t SEE that like he does and i love how he leans into every touch he gets because he’s so starved for it and i love the shadows under his eyes because he’s only 26 but he feels like he’s been living forever and wow oh wow i just love season one dean

My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!

(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)

timeskip and brief continuation of childhood klance au cause y’all enjoyed it so much :)

i think that over the years they got way closer (keith is wearing lance’s shirt how close are they?) and had sleepovers well into high school 

also i think keith would sometimes switch to korean when he’s tired or grumpy :D 

//i had to google what a snapchat screen looks like bc i don’t have snapchat

( and btw what keith said was absolutely put into a translator; if I got it wrong, pls let me know :O )

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she had the world || panic! at the disco

neil and andrew’s first kiss is so important

it’s andrew giving in to an impulse he’s been fighting off because he knows deep down kissing neil would not be anything like kissing roland. because he cares about neil and he hates it but he knows that there’s no turning back now

it’s neil figuring out that he really does want this but still unsure if it’s worth the risk

it’s andrew saying ‘tell me no’ and neil not saying anything because he’s kind of in the middle of a crisis and he wants to kiss andrew, he doesn’t want to say ‘no’ but he can’t say ‘yes’ yet either

and it’s andrew pushing neil away even though he doesn’t tell him ‘no’ because he didn’t say ‘yes’ either and he knows that even if he had neil isn’t in any state of mind to be able to give consent

that kiss on the roof is the start of everything and andrew is terrified of falling but he’s really too late to stop it