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The most valuable thing I learned doing a Masters degree with depression, anxiety and ADHD was to change my “things I’m bad at” list to “things I can’t do on my own.” Stop thinking of them as things I could do if I tried hard enough, and accept that I can’t accomplish them by effort and willpower alone; they’re genuine neurocognitive deficits, and if I need to do the thing, then just like a blind person reading or a mobility impaired person going up a storey in a building, I need to find a different method.

I’m “bad at” working on long-term projects without an imminent deadline or someone breathing down my neck? Okay, let’s change that: I can’t work on long-term projects without an imminent deadline and someone breathing down my neck. So let’s create an imminent deadline and recruit neck-breathers. Find a sympathetic prof who will agree that 3 weeks before the due date they expect me to show them my preliminary notes and bibliography. Get a friend I trust to block off an hour to sit with me and keep asking, “Are you working on your project?” Write a blog post about my progress. Arrange to trade papers and proofread them with another student.

Accept your limitations and learn to leverage them, instead of buying the neurotypical fairytale that they’ll go away if you just try hard enough.

  • Friend: Wait, did Mulder and Scully actually break-up?
  • Me, with a long suffering sigh: Listen, I'd love to give you a straight answer, but the facts are these:
  • 1. They were last seen together aka hundo percent banging in "The X-Files I Want to Believe" (2008).
  • 2. In the X-Files Revival aka Season 10, Episode 1, Scully says she's Mulder's doctor. (They never elaborate this point).
  • 3. In Season 10, Episode 2, Mulder says, "You're never just anything to me, Scully." CLEARLY, he thinks of her as more than his doctor.
  • 4. We see Mulder and Scully grieving about William separately in Episode 2 and sleeping in different motel rooms in Episode 3, which serve as the only two diegetic moments that even suggest they're apart.
  • 5. In Episode 4, Mulder is the ONLY one able to comfort Scully about her mother's death.
  • 7. Scully moves Earth and Sky to find a cure to the Spartan virus that has infected Mulder in Episode 6.
  • 8. The only confirmation of their break-up came from external sources such as articles and trade papers before the revival aired and it was never explicitly addressed in the on-screen narrative.
  • 9. If a new fan stumbled upon the revival without having read these external articles, they would have ZERO clue if Mulder and Scully had broken up because there's more evidence that they're together.
  • 10. So basically, everyone thinks they're together except Chris Carter. Does that answer your question?
  • Friend: *blinks*
My Collection of ATCs
I covered a binder with pretty cardstock for the Artist Trading Cards I've made and received in trades on Instagram and Facebook.

I made a YouTube video for you!

This is in response to a question I received about ATCs. I explained what Artist Trading Cards are in my previous post and promised I’d share my collection with you. Here ‘tis.

DAY 3315

Jalsa, Mumbai                     Apr 25/26,  2017                    Tue/Wed  12:52 am

A hand painted poster of mine done by legendary artist SM Pandit from my film ‘Majboor’ .. what interesting and creative days those were .. and how unique this art used to be .. until the computerised imagery took over  ..!!

The main publicity emanated from these wonderfully creative hand painted posters of enormous sizes all over the city and indeed the entire country .. Delhi has now banned them .. Mumbai still survives .. but the effect of these banners has been overtaken by many other marketing means .. digital, TV, appearances, PC’s and trailer launches etc .,

None of these ‘exciting’ technologies were present then .. none of those then are present now .. and the cycle of time moves on .. films and film industries survive and progress and multiply, as must they should ..

My era depended upon the Screen paper and the adverts., of films it carried .. or the information the Trade paper carried .. perhaps just 1 at that time .. 

NOW ..

A million papers and periodicals carry publicity, marketing and such fare, not getting into the other modern methods just observed ..

Banners hand painted were avoided being put up during the monsoons, because the rain and wind would destroy the posters and the paint on them .. yet the masses came in millions .. but look at the efforts being made now to fill in those first 3 days in order to recover the investment .. cycles move on the tread water mill rotates ..

Unusual methodologies are practised these days to market the films under release .. TV shows .. that really have no reference to the content of the film are popular .. personal appearances at various vantage points to attract attention .. its like the election rallies and methods used by political parties to attract votes ..  write ups on front pages .. cover stories on prominent film magazines, or the like .. 

Just so ..

Just so, the audience does not forget the presence of the star or artist involved in the particular film .. the diversity and the extent of the content available today in the field of entertainment coerces one and all to do so be so and comply so !

It is discomforting for elders and old timers like me .. but we need to move with the time and time we do .. in smaller towns a rickshaw, the human peddled rickshaw carried a hand painted information banner on its sides, with a person on a home made microphone, announcing the arrival of a particular film, peddling through the city .. unusual methods are devised even now, but of a more sophisticated nature .. technically .. !!

Social media has become a huge tool .. many friends ask me to load up their links to their film on my medium and I regularly do so .. some sceptics ask why I promote others’ films .. why not ? .. if someone benefits from my Tweet or FB or Blog or Instagram, why does it bother them .. I am happy doing it !!

The medium of being heard and seen has undergone a revolution .. and each revolution has brought some benefit .. revolutions generally do .. not always .. some revolutions fail .. but most do not .. revolutions not just in the field of science, but in society and morality and politics too .. but of this a discussion later .. this be not the time for it ..

Days come at times when you just wish to sit idle and ponder .. nothing revolutionary .. just .. just some thoughts that invade you in your moment of most activity .. ‘to be or not to be’ of the Russian Hamlet .. divine concept .. being in the midst of the most complicated and intense lecture, yet be in thought of that IPL game that got washed out tonight .. !!

The little things and thoughts of life at times, bring in the most interest and excitement .. like .. 

Naaaah .. ! Not going to reveal them .. heheh .. !

Good night .. thats a revelation .. !!

Amitabh Bachchan

animaatra  asked:

For the send me a ship and I'll tell you who is who... Tododeku

my kids…. 

  • who’s the werewolf and who’s the hunter: i like the idea of todoroki being the werewolf of myth that everybody tells hunter midoriya to avoid, but of course, he pursues the mysterious shapeshifter out of undying curiosity
  • who’s the mermaid and who’s the fisherman: mermaid todoroki getting so distracted by midoriya in their first meeting that he accidentally gets snagged in his net, only for fisherman midoriya to apologize profusely even tho he’d been just as mesmerized at the sight of a mermaid IS MY JAM
  • who’s the witch and who’s the familiar: midoriya is the powerful, friendly sorcerer who helps anyone who crosses his path, with todoroki as his closest friend and dragon companion, pocket-sized but possessing multiple mortal and supernatural forms, should he ever have to aid his friend 
  • who’s the barista and who’s the coffee addict: todoroki works at a coffee shop to spite his father and midoriya chats with him over his fourth cup of the whitest coffee you’ve ever seen in ur life bc he loves sweet things, and todoroki can’t deny that he loves sweet things like midoriya
  • who’s the professor and who’s the TA: midoriya is the professor who insists that todoroki would be a great professor and has adequate training to teach any student, but todoroki wouldn’t trade grading papers and watching midoriya stand tall before a crowd for the world 
  • who’s the knight and who’s the prince(ss): todoroki is the prince and midoriya his loyal knight, always seen side by side and at arm’s reach, whether it be in battle or having dinner together with the royal family, farthest away from the scorching gaze of the king 
  • who’s the teacher and who’s the single parent: everyone and their moms and dads love midoriya the kindergarten teacher, and todoroki is always the first to arrive and last to leave the school with his son/daughter, always getting lost in the long chats they have about anything and everything
  • who’s the writer and who’s the editor: midoriya is the chatty writer that’s too hard on himself, in constant writer’s block because he’s got three deadlines due in a week, while todoroki is his one and only editor helping him to bed after long nights before reading over his rough drafts, and leaving cute notes for midoriya in the margins to look over and smile at once he awakens

Hey guys look at what @electricpuke sent me! A giant Toblerone! :D



I can’t take selfies.


My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky. 


On this day in music history: May 30, 1977 - “Too Hot To Handle”, the debut album by Heatwave is released. Produced by Barry Blue, it is recorded at Audio International Studios in London from Early - Mid 1976. Formed by lead vocalist Johnnie Wilder, Jr., an American Army serviceman stationed in Germany, he relocates to England in 1975 after being discharged. Having sung in various bands, Wilder decides to put together a new band. Taking out an ad in music trade paper the Melody Maker, one of the first people to respond is a keyboardist and songwriter named Rod Temperton, from the seaport town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire. Drawn to his affable personality and sense of humor, it is when Wilder hears some of the original songs Temperton has written that he is hired. Johnnie also calls on his brother Keith to join and share vocal duties. In their search for other members, they find Swiss born Spaniard Mario Mantese (bass), Czech Ernest “Bilbo” Berger (drums), American and Jamaican born Jesse Whitten and Eric Johns (guitars). Jelling quickly, the band originally calling themselves Chicago’s Heatwave, make a splash on the London club circuit. They meet GTO Records staff producer Barry Blue who is impressed by the band’s polished R&B/Funk sound, offers to sign them. Amending their name to Heatwave, they prepare to work on their debut album. However, before going into the studio, tragedy strikes when Whitten is stabbed to death while back home in Chicago. Though shaken by the the loss, they move forward and record the album. Issued in the UK in September of 1976, the first two singles “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” and “Super Soul Sister” both flop. Their fortunes turn around with “Boogie Nights” (#2 UK, #2 Pop, #5 R&B) in January of 1977. An instant classic and regarded as one of the definitive songs of the disco era, it becomes the catalyst for Heatwave’s transatlantic crossover. CBS distributed Epic Records in the US options “Too Hot To Handle” for American release. By late Summer of 1977, “Boogie” is also a smash in the US, whirling off dance floors and straight on to the radio. The Platinum selling single is followed by the lush “Always And Forever” (#2 R&B, #18 Pop), also written by Temperton, becoming a basement party and wedding staple, and another Platinum minted hit. Those back to back successes establish Heatwave as one of the preeminent R&B bands of the era. Though not issued as a A-side in the US, “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” becomes a favorite, and is later widely sampled in Hip Hop, most notably by Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, De La Soul and Jurassic 5. Originally released on CD in the late 80’s, it is remastered and reissued in Japan in 2010 (with one bonus track), and in 2015 by Big Break Records, including eight additional bonus tracks. “Too Hot To Handle” peaks at number five on the Billboard R&B album chart, number eleven on the Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Just Like A Fairytale

Anon asked: I’d like a Poe x Reader Modern AU if you still take requests! Where the reader is an aspiring writer and just tosses out all of her ideas, then Poe, her cute musician neighbor moves in next door and she gets tons of ideas until they literally run into eachother and he sees the bunches of papers she wrote and its just super fluffy and cute????

Author: Zoe

(A/N: Okay, Charlee and I were freaking out about this prompt, it was such a cute idea, anon!)

Modern Poe Dameron x Reader AU

Plot Summary: Writing is hard when you have little to no inspiration, and you’ve been stuck at a giant creativity block for a couple months. About to give up your book, a new neighbor moves in, and just like magic, it’s opened the floodgates of creativity for you. Too bad romance doesn’t normally happen like the books… right?

Originally posted by xwg

Their eyes met. Their hearts beat as one. Nobody knew if you could ever find a love like this, but when their hands brushed against eachother reaching for the door, it was like the gods themselves designated the two as soulmates.

Hearts race, faces flush. Love was finally found when there formerly was none.

“Hi.” She said, almost melodically and pure to his ears, almost melting within the fire forged between two lovers at first sight.

Holding the car door open for her, she climbed in, smiling as the man wa-

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