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Feeling Burnt Out?

There are two paths you can take:

Can you spare yourself some Me Time?

Take a long bath
Watch an episode or two of your favorite show
Make yourself a nice, healthy meal
Take a nap or go to bed early tonight
Journal or meditate 

Must you absolutely get The Stuff done ASAP?

Set your study intervals to something short but still productive (eg, 30 minutes on, 10 minutes off, extended break after 2 hours of this)
Before you start, write a CONDENSED list of what must absolutely be done and CAN be done today/tonight/this hour–be realistic
Stretch and get water during your breaks
Drink lots of water all the time
Don’t forget to eat
This website has great study playlists
Try listening to a music genre you don’t normally listen to while studying
Try a change of scenery – the park (outdoors, go outside if you can), the library (public or uni), your friend’s place, your dining room, etc…


Keep in mind: If you are on the verge of actually being burnt out—

  1. Stand up
  2. Walk away

Counteract this feeling by implementing self care: paint your nails, go out with friends and don’t study, put on a face mask, journal, read, etc. Give it some time before you go back to work. 

Do not let yourself become burnt out, this is detrimental to your physical and mental health and recovering from burn out takes a lot longer than than the time it takes to prevent it.

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i feel that the whole “this show does great because it treats homosexuality as normal! its a non-issue!” is something that has many sides to it

having non-hetero side characters show up commonly and treating these characters with the same respect as straight characters is good at helping normalize non-hetero people to a straight audience, but past that is where it begins to falter 

if your universe recognizes non-hetero people, why is no one in the main cast non-hetero? why are these non-hetero people always found as episode of the week characters that viewers wont see again? why put your main characters in queer situations, then refuse to let the characters legitimately consider if they have queer feelings for each other? 

while adding more queer and otherwise non-hetero side characters to media helps, keeping queer away from the main cast starts to alienate queer viewers. queer side characters are being added in because that allows showmakers and networks to pat themselves on the back for being forward-minded, not because these networks have any actual interest in helping with representation or raising awareness of the queer struggle.

it shows how queer people are wanted: on the sidelines, and only seen occasionally, and certainly not saving the world in a starring role.

alright, theory time

This involves details of Secret Team and Keeping it Together.

Namely, the detail that Rose was looking for gem shards, and in fact has many bubbled, as seen in secret team. But also as seen in secret team, these shards do not function well on their own, forming strange and mutated body parts, never anything core.

But in Keeping it Together we see something different. Attempted bodies. Heads, and faces. This is where their cores are, the central parts of their identites. And they are forcibly being stuck together, forcibly fused. These are prisoners of war and a horrible experiment done on them.

But as stated in a twitter post by a showmaker, nothing is filler in this show. Everything is world building, all of it. Keeping it Together and Secret Team have shown us that being shattered is not necessarily the end for a gem.

With Lapis we saw a gem that was almost shattered into three distinct pieces, but Steven was able to heal that gem to the point that you couldn’t tell it was cracked prior.

During Ruby and Sapphire’s conversation it’s mentioned that Rose had been looking for these gems, these shards. Rose, and Steven in turn, have the ability to heal gems, to the point of repairing horrible damage as it it were nothing. These were crystal gems…

and maybe they could be again someday

There is MOST CERTAINLY such a thing as fake fans. There is most certainly a wrong way to be a fan. People who hate-watch shows. People whose criticisms deal not with actual issues that need addressing, but with the fact that the show is not behaving the way they personally want it to. People who hassle, harass, threaten, or otherwise disrespect the people who work on these shows. People who go against the showmakers’ wishes re: distribution of work, actors’ privacy, or whatever. In short, anyone who puts themselves before all else and sees the show and its makers as being indentured to them, and who act on that assumption. That is a fake fan. That is a bad fan. THOSE are the people we should be calling out. Not teenage girls who can’t remember as many character names as you can.

Okay, seeing the Lydia hate tweet of the official shadowhunters TV twitter made me quite angry. I’m not exactly angry at them, but rather at the fans who make them feel like Malec is the only thing that matters to them while they’ve put a lot of effort in portraying all of the other characters.

I’m sick of people making this entire show about Malec while there are so many other great characters in the show. I’m sick of having to wait almost 12 hours after an episode has aired to get a nice gif set of Simon because people would triple-gif everything Alec, Magnus and Malec before they’d make gifs of anyone else. I’m sick of people pretending that nobody but Alec and Magnus are important on this show. And mostly I hate that people give this feeling to the showmakers who have tried their best to make each and every character special and awesome.

Travis Aaron Wade writing SPN meta. Robbie Thompson, Orlando Jones and Osric Chau knowing about the “No Homo Intern”. A co-executive producer liking “Dean is bi” -tweets. Jared joking about Destiel and Jensen grinning. Jensen willingly tweeting romantic pictures of him and Misha.

…I don’t know about you guys, but I’d say there has been some kind of a huge change in the atmosphere lately. It feels… so free. It’s like the line between the showmakers and the fans has become more blurred. And what’s happened to Jensen?! It looks like that boy was serious when he said he doesn’t care what people think about him anymore…

It’s almost like… everybody was turning into Misha?!

Olivia Pope's destruction

I’ve been distracted by the batshit showmaker, that I missed the real damage done by the utter humiliation of Olivia Pope on that trash show Scandal.

IMO, in pulverizing respect for Olivia Pope :

1) Kerry Washington appears to have lost her independent, outspoken voice on politics and institutional racism. Now she’s blathering on about cosmetics - far safer

2) The united force of the Gladiators is splintered. This is what Valerie Jarrett (senior adviser to President Obama) wrote when KW was on Times list of 100 most influential people in 2014: 

Setting aside the “scandalous” melodrama necessary to sustain a fictional series so titled, Kerry has offered up a fresh new archetype for what it means to lead while combining courage and compassion, strength and vulnerability, passion, steely discipline and unfailing loyalty. It is a role that makes full use of her distinctive talent for drawing in audiences with such authenticity that we often forget she is acting.

Kerry’s work with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities since 2009 is also a source of deep inspiration, using arts education to close achievement gaps and ignite passion among young people.

In a world that too often tells little girls to choose between womanhood and success, between femininity and a seat at the head of the table, both onscreen and off Kerry Washington embodies the promise that lives in all our young people to shape their own destinies and succeed as “gladiators” for the causes in which they believe.

My real question is who does it serve -  in a misogynistic society - to turn a smart, tough woman leader (on TV) into a weak, foolish, bed-hopping mammy and killer? Who doesn’t want a generation of women to be inspired by independent, intelligent,compassionate, fearless, female leadership, as opposed to the corporate succubus currently in the running for President or the batshit showmaker who has crowned herself the new Napoleon of TV? So who did not want the idiot-box to inspire social change, but for it to maintain its status quo of shoving the usual violent, psychopathic drivel down our throats?

That’s a genuine question. I don’t know the answer.

I was quite pleased that I was given the opportunity to present my own question to the Sherlock panel – one which, to my knowledge, has not been asked before.

I stated there was a lot of excitement among fans about the canon character of Sebastian Moran […]

Asked whether they could reveal anything about their own representation of Moran, Gatiss listed a number of canon characteristics about him, but said they could not say anything about their own series for fear of spoiling the surprise.

‘Or lack thereof!’, Moffat was quick to interject.

Ambiguous as ever.
— 

Davinia Hamilton’s report from ’The Game is On: An Afternoon With Mark Gatiss and Friends’, November 2012.



So I’ve been obsessed with tracking down a recording or transcript of this event, and for very good reason: it’s the only time I know of in which the showmakers address the way they view the character of Moran, in detail. 

The LLGS were supposed to release a recording of the fundraiser, but after phone calls to every department (and a few emails to former employees) I’ve been informed that the video file was “corrupted” and never released. 

If you know any UK fans who attended and might’ve gotten audio clips, please let me know, and/or have them email me at: skullytea@gmx.com

Please signal boost! Thanks, y'all.

  • Let It Go (Determination Edition)
  • Butch Quevedo
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Let it Go (Determination Edition)
Butch Quevedo

I’ve done my best, still a little bit stressed
And my brain just wants to sleep
A much needed relaxation
But my grades they make me weep

It’s as if everything depended on my mark
But if that was true, then my future’s dark

That’s not the case, I’m so much more
I’m just human, who cares on how I score?
I have more things that I can show
Make sure they know

Let it go, let it go
I’m so much more than my score
Let it go, let it go
I can open up new doors

I don’t care
If I’m going to fail
Cause I gave my all
My grades shouldn’t bother me anyway

A little break won’t hurt me
I know I must move on
But the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

The countless things that I can do
I have no reason to be blue
I will be fine, why can’t they see?
I’m free

Let it go, let it go
To the year I will say goodbye
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry

Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
I will give my all

I know someday somehow I’ll soar high in the sky
There’s nothing wrong with using second chances to get by
Improve myself in ways that make me say at last,
“I’m never going back, the past is in the past”

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That 4.0 is gone

Here I stand
In the light of day
I will give my all
My grades shouldn’t bother me anyway