Quick life updates

May. 24th, 2017 02:13 am
fairestcat: Dreadful the cat (Default)
[personal profile] fairestcat
Now that I'm back on lamotrigine as a mood stabilizer I am much more present in the world, and able to think and write and read and interact with people way more than I have been for the last several years. This makes me very happy. And other people are noticing too. The psych and my shrink, both of whom first met me while I was on the olanzapine have commented that I seem like a completely different person from the one they first met.

I went to see my psych last week for a followup on the new/old meds and said, "I feel like I have my brain back, but I don't much like the brain I got back." In particular I'm having trouble with executive dysfunction and a lot of hyperfocusing.

I told the psych this and she looked at me, fidgeting in her office chair, and said, "have you ever considered that you might have ADHD?"

As it happens I have been pondering that very thing of late. But it's notable that I am 37 years old and she is the FIRST medical professional ever to suggest this diagnosis to me. See also: ADHD presenting very differently in women than in men.

Since I'm still having trouble sleeping without taking low-dose seroquel, we're going to focus on trying to sort that out first, but when I see her again in August we're going to discuss the possibility of going on something for ADHD.

This, by the way, would make all three of us upstairs both bipolar and ADHD. We're all medicated for at least one of those diagnosis but still, there's a reason our household is sometimes, um, volatile. Add in our various physical ailments and Rayne's PTSD and it's a wonder we're functioning at all.

To a certain extent this is part of why I'm poly. I need to have and be part of a support structure not just an individual partner. I think in pairs none of our relationships would be workable, but together we balance each other out quite nicely.

The really awful thing I can't talk about is possibly less awful than it was when I made my last post. Still awful, but no longer horrifyingly impressively awful. This has taken a lot of weight off our household.

I had a shrink appointment today and she said, "have you ever considered grad school?" The answer to which is a somewhat complicated yes. When I was in undergrad I always assumed I would go on to get my masters, probably in Intercultural Communications, but then I fucked up my last semester of university and that kind of crashed and burned. Currently, we're not in a financial/family place where me going to grad school would make sense, but yes, the possibility has entered my mind again.

We leave for Wiscon in the morning, and I am not actually packed, because reasons, so I should probably stop talking about stuff and sort through my clothes and figure out what I'm taking.

London September 2004 2/7

May. 23rd, 2017 08:02 pm
turlough: art of Party Poison and Kobra Kid looking at each other ((mcr art) as we're touching hands)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
More pics from their performance at the Mean Fiddler in London, UK, on 14 September 2004.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Capitalism Will Eat Your Children

May. 22nd, 2017 10:32 pm
fairestcat: Dreadful the cat (Default)
[personal profile] fairestcat
Most of my playlists get their names from a song lyric or phrase in a book. This one is an exception.

This is my revolution playlist's older, slightly more jaded sister. But despite the name and the sentiment I don't think it's terribly depressing. Just crabby. And couldn't we all use some crabby every now and then? This is also longer than most of my playlists: 26 songs or an hour and forty four minutes of music.

Capitalism Will Eat Your Children
Zip file on dropbox (146MB) or Individual tracks on dropbox

There's A War Going On For Your Mind - Flobots
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) - My Chemical Romance
Walking Down Madison - Kirsty MacColl Feat. Aniff Cousins
Bankrobber - The Clash
Dance or Die - Janelle Monáe Feat. Saul Williams
How Long? - Wild Strawberries
The Trouble With Normal - Bruce Cockburn
Death To My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
Jacob's Ladder (Not In My Name) - Chumbawamba
16 Tons - Tom Morello
Save This House - Spirit Of The West
The Economy Is Suffering...Let It Die - Anti-Flag
(Antichrist Television Blues) - Arcade Fire
Burundi - Saul Williams Feat. Emily Kokal
Weight of the World - Martyn Joseph
Wings - Josh Ritter
Oh My God - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Reject All American - Bikini Kill
Pink White House - PRIESTS
Jam Tomorrow - Oysterband
Little Boxes - Walk Off The Earth
The Kids Are Ready To Die - The Airborne Toxic Event
The Sound of Silence - Disturbed
Come On Forest Fire (CPI Mix) - Rae Spoon
Waiting For The Great Leap Forward - Billy Bragg
This Is Why We Fight - The Decemberists

I'd appreciate a comment if you download, just so I can know how much interest there is :)

Thick As Thieves

May. 22nd, 2017 09:35 pm
fairestcat: Dreadful the cat (Default)
[personal profile] fairestcat
I have at least four posts I want to make before we leave for Wisconsin Wednesday morning, so let's start with the shortest and easiest one!

MEGAN WHALEN TURNER FANS COME TALK TO ME ABOUT THICK AS THIEVES OMG!!!

I just want ALL the fic RIGHT NOW. It doesn't matter that it's a tiny book fandom and the Thick As Thieves hasn't been out long enough for much fic to be written yet. Rationality has no place in my desires, and my desire is for ALL the fic, ESPECIALLY if it's slashy.

Presume spoilers in comments. At least, I hope there will be spoilers in comments ;)
turlough: Gerard Way being his usual adorkable self, autumn 2006 ((mcr) gerard way is adorkable)
[personal profile] turlough
"Wentz came for him early." Frank's grin is a little malicious. "He's taking him to a water park all day."

Gerard thinks about Mikey under the sun all day. "Was he happy with that?"

He should have been up, should have been there to chase Wentz away if Mikey was being pushed into it.

Frank laughs. "Relax, he was fine with it."

Gerard makes a skeptical noise around the cigarette smoke he's just inhaled, and passes his pack to Frank without being asked.

"Mikey isn't going to do anything he doesn't want to," Frank says as he lights up and Gerard tries not to think about how he makes it look effortless and beautiful.

"I guess."


- [archiveofourown.org profile] Delphinapterus' The Grey Havens are Calling Us (The stitches and talkers remix)

colony farmboy by FastPuck (SFW)

May. 22nd, 2017 07:48 pm
turlough: Trowa playing chess ((gw) strategy)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Gundam Wing
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Wufei
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] fastpuck / [tumblr.com profile] dragonhusbands

Why this piece is awesome: A fun portrait of Wufei looking like a poster boy for healthy outdoor living. I love his cocked eyebrow and a little smirk.

Link: colony farmboy (DeviantART) or here (Tumblr)

London September 2004 1/7

May. 22nd, 2017 07:44 pm
turlough: art of Party Poison in front of grafitti ((mcr art) art is the weapon)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
The first pics from their performance at the Mean Fiddler in London, UK, on 14 September 2004.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Warrior gem by CubedCoconut

May. 22nd, 2017 09:28 am
juniperphoenix: Lapis Lazuli (SU: Lapis)
[personal profile] juniperphoenix posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Pearl
Content Notes/Warnings: None for this piece; however, be aware that NSFW art may appear elsewhere on the page due to Tumblr's "More you might like" feature.
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] cubedcoconut

Why this piece is awesome: This picture does such a great job of capturing Pearl's determination through her face and posture as she squares off against an unseen opponent. The background landscape of smoke and debris and the diagonal streaks in the sky amp up the dramatic impact.

Link: Warrior gem

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May. 22nd, 2017 01:09 am
stellamira: (Supernatural - J2 is canon)
[personal profile] stellamira
Guys, I had such a fun day on the last con day.
I honestly don't know why people line up for questions for panels with Misha and one of the Js anymore. It's not like anything ever gets really answered. It's like they're just trying to one-up each other. It starts with Jared saying that he'd write an episode with just Dean and Cas (because then he'd get more time off) - and BDSM. And it ends with Jensen opening his pants in front of Misha.

I love my photo op picture. The ones I saw lying around weren't always that great, but I truly think this is one of the best pictures ever taken of me. And it has Jared and Jensen looking very protectiveof me. Or like I'm in the way of them hugging each other, i can't decide.

I need to do a highlights post when I'm home. Typing on the phone screen is horrible, and I can still only do it with one finger.

Montreal January 2003 3/3

May. 21st, 2017 09:03 pm
turlough: art of The Girl with bazooka ((mcr art) a time bomb ticking away)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
The rest of the pics from their performance at the Rainbow in Montreal, Canada, on 6 January 2003.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )
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The third season start out funny and then becomes slyer and sneakily hilarious. Recommend, recommend, recommend.

Warning: If you watch it between episodes of A Handmaid's Tale, your brain will explode.

Montreal January 2003 2/3

May. 20th, 2017 10:03 pm
turlough: art of Party Poison making heart-heands ((mcr art) *heart*)
[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] mychemicalromance_daily
More pics from their performance at the Rainbow in Montreal, Canada, on 6 January 2003.

Teaser:
MCR

This way... )

Bucky Barnes by annetheviking (NSFW)

May. 20th, 2017 11:34 pm
mific: (Winter Soldier)
[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America, MCU
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: Naked torso. His amputation is clearly shown, as this is supposed to be before the arm was attached. The stump's healed and staples closing the wound are visible.
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: annetheviking on tumblr and her Bucky Barnes & Cap works are here
Why this piece is awesome: Amazing, amazing artwork and likeness. This is supposed to be before they attached his arm, and we almost never get to see him like this, before he really became the Winter Soldier. He looks so terribly vulnerable - it's a heartrending piece. I don't usually rec more than one artwork by the same artist in a set, so I'll just point you to this follow-up piece by the same artist, for a happier Bucky, post-recovery. Also note the graffiti on his arm. :)
Link: Bucky Barnes - absolutely click through to see it up close.

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