Dunno What to Write

Do you ever have those days when you are simply simmering with ideas, but when you eventually need to sit down and put them down on paper (well… figuratively speaking) everything vanishes without a trace? Of course you do. So how do you deal with that? Do you look for inspirational quotes, or do you open a tutorial on writing? Whichever it might be, it should work wonders, and fast, because we don’t have all the time in the world. It is especially relevant if writing is your lifeline.

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Over many years I’ve learned that it is possible to just write stepping over yourself and following basic writing rules. Granted, I’ve always thought that Creative Writing as a course in college is nonsense (unless, of course, you’re a gifted person, but you don’t know how to put all your ideas in a coherent manner yet), but for one thing, basic rules and canons, especially those of the Academic Writing, can give you the much-needed push forward when you are stuck. To be perfectly honest, I have hated Academic Writing all my adult life, but I can’t ignore its advantages. And when the going gets tough, the tough get going, right?

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Perfect Cuckoo Land

Continuing with one of my previous topics about thinking, I have recently come up with this tweet by Psychology Today, basically asking me directly in the face, “Are YOU a perfectionist?” Truth to be told, I have never considered myself one, because there are always SO MANY loose ends I leave no matter what I would do. Not to mention that I have always felt that I’m always lacking some 2% in all my endeavors. But here I began thinking, maybe that’s exactly WHY some of the people around call me a perfectionist?

So I went and read that article about perfectionism where Peg O’Connor, Ph.D. argues that there are at least four forms of perfectionism, and all of them are based on self-deception. Ha, here I thought, that sounds familiar, although I wouldn’t say I go as far as “harboring huge resentment directed at others” or I am “making the judgment that” I am “a moral failure.” Nevertheless, the first type of perfectionism is indicated as procrastination.

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Oooooh~ here everyone would have a deep sigh, I suppose. I mean, who doesn’t procrastinate, right? Here, I thought that the procrastination and perfectionism would be related in a way that a person procrastinates because she knows she would still be able to hand in or submit something at short notice, because one is just that awesome and doing one’s job. Alas, in the article, Peg O’Connor says that when perfectionism is associated with procrastination, it means polished and re-polishing something you have already made, without giving any actual value to your draft. Yeah, I guess I was a little bit off on this one. Continue reading

Thought Kills

I have always had this idea that if you think about it, you think actually talk yourself into getting ill and what not. It’s sometimes funny how you need an actual scientific proof sometimes to make people believe that something logical and common is true. Well, guess what, David Robson at BBC says that it’s the real deal. noceboEver thought why it sometimes feels that some people seemed to be cursed and they can’t escape the sad end? Well, personally, I don’t believe in such thing as superstitions, but perhaps they have brought it upon themselves for actually BELIEVING in it.

These negative consequences caused by a strong belief alone are called the “nocebo effect,” and it can result in a number of symptoms, for example, dizziness, vomiting, headaches, and sometimes even death! Have you ever been scared or worried sick to the point it resulted in some physical symptoms? I have. I’m a bit of a worrying type, and back when I was little, I would worry myself sick to the point I would have stomach aches. I couldn’t eat. My symptom of over thinking is the loss of the appetite. What’s yours? I’m pretty sure almost all of us have something behind our sleeves, but this kind of “nocebo jinx” could get super serious if people take it too far. Continue reading

Phone problems

Wow, I’m alive. Now would you believe that -__-;; Seriously, who’s ever said that summer is the best season of the year? I’ve never had such a busy summer in my life. Which resulted in me not posting here for over 5 (?) months. Dear Lord. Anyways, I’m back, and as usual, I have a problem.

I don’t know if you remember me talking about tablets before. I was wondering whether I should get myself one or not. Well, I’m still wondering about it (it usually takes me an extremely long time to decide upon something, and I’m not even a Libra!), but in the mean time, my phone got too old!

I seriously miss those good old days, when the only thing you could do with your phone was call, text message and play snake games (oh yes, I’m talking about you, 3310 the almighty). However, nowadays phones go out of commission way too soon. I’ve had my ol’ Samsung Galaxy for over 2 years now, and I’m telling you, it’s slow and frustrating. Terribly frustrating.

So now I’m wondering what should I get… Samsung is out of question. I’ve had Samsung twice already and the phone loses its vibe after a year. And I’m stingy, I need a battery that serves longer. iPhone is also out of question. Because Apple. I’m one of those people who have allergies to Apple. I mean, I know they’re good and all yada yada, but just… no. I’m sorry.

So… I’m thinking… maybe… this…?

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After all, they make phones, not war LOL.

Ah, what to do…

Almost Human

So while preparing myself for the galore of awesome that is Sherlock season 3 (have you watched The Sign of Three already? Have you? Have you?), I had nothing to watch for a considerable amount of time. However, I have a pal on Twitter, who is very eMV5BMzQ1NDQ3MjUxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTY2MDczMDE@._V1_SX640_SY720_ager to share personal tastes in public and sometimes I google the titles the person tweets. So that’s how I came into contact with Almost Human.

I’m a sucker for fantasy and sci-fi, although I have to admit that as years go by I tend to get pickier and pickier. Not that I’m this tech-savvy who looks for flaws in your scientific build-up of a story. I’m not gonna pretend that I am meticulous enough to check out all the facts and what not. For one, a movie, a book, a cartoon or a TV series is always FICTION, so for some reason ever since was a little kid I’ve known that I should not take things I see on the screen for granted, because… well… they are not real. And frankly, I’m too lazy to look for science facts. As long as it can entertain me, I’m all good.

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