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Happy Holidays!

There was a longer post that I had thought that I had posted up right before the LJ maintenance, but it would appear that I didn't actually do that :P Oh well, I was mainly whining about life and mentioning myself failing to get any xmas temp work \o/ wooo yeah to my new layer of uselessness. But I intend to keep searching and probably get back into volunteering for some freash references and skills in the new year, so that's one of my resolutions that I have in mind for the new year lol.

Well with the above aside, I hope that everyone has a happy holiday and a great new year (honestly 2016 was such a MESS @_@ here's to something better!).

The Self-Knowledge Questionnaire

I had gotten the Self-Knowledge Questionnaire from koyaaniisqatsi, and here be the results \o/

On Being Out of Touch with One’s Feelings
An enormous amount of trouble in the world – especially at work and in relationships – is caused by a peculiar phenomenon of our minds: a tendency to be, as we put it, out of touch with our feelings.
When we first meet this idea, it sounds strange, and even a bit insulting. How could we not know what we are feeling?

Of course, we look from the outside like unified beings: we carry one name and sit in a compact physical container. The distances between different parts of us aren’t so great. How then could we be so multiple as to have secrets from ourselves? But in reality, there are (at least) two distinct parts to mental life: a feeling self and an observer self. Sometimes, the two are utterly aligned. Someone asks us what we feel like eating and the communication between the two selves is clear and immediate, we don’t even notice a lag; we simply answer salmon and avocado.

(there was a lot more, but I thought the video near the end of the result summed it up nicely)
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On Self-Sabotage
It’s normal to expect that we will always – and almost by nature – actively seek our own happiness, especially in two big areas of potential satisfaction, relationships and careers.
So it’s odd and not a little unnerving to discover just how often some of us appear to act as if we were deliberately out to ruin our chances of getting what we’re on the surface convinced we’re after.

When going on dates with candidates we like the sound of, we may suddenly lapse into unnecessarily opinionated or antagonistic behaviour, when we would have had no difficulty being charming with types we weren’t so keen on. Or in relationships, we could drive our partners to distraction through repeated unwarranted accusations or angry explosions – as if we were somehow willing to bring on the sad day when, exhausted and frustrated, our loved ones would be forced to walk away, still sympathetic but unable to take so much drama.

And similarly, we could destroy our chances of imminent promotion at work when, out of the blue, after lots of promising years, we get strident with our managers or on several occasions fail to hand in vital reports in time for meetings.

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Sep. 2nd, 2016

Hello to all those recently friended! :D

I have left this post a bit late due to a few things in life going on - that and good old fashioned procrastination ;D

First up, I'm officially done with therapy for the time being. I had my last meeting with the head of the group therapy and agreed to come back a few more times for data collecting since the therapy was a research trial. I was told a few weeks ago by the one-to-one therapist that I would be getting a call from someone to help with 'what to do after therapy' or how to contribute to society etc... - but I haven't heard from anyone. I can only assume that I'm either on a long list or everybody is on their summer holidays. Either way I'm not that bothered about it. With the exception of a few emotional moments I've managed to keep to myself, I've been doing alright. The main goals at the moment is to continue to apply for jobs and get back into volunteering to gain some new references - also to survive this summer because my weak autumn/winter-loving existence can't stand hot weathers :'I

Speaking of hot weathers, there were two weird looking bugs entered my home last night and I freaked out so much I had heart palpitations :'D First up was some green gremlin slender-crab spider that was just relaxing by the bathroom door when I sat down and noticed the creature. In a panic I threw a bathroom rug over it and stomped on it for a good few minutes in fear. I had never seen anything like it before, and when I tried to look it up I had NOPED after seeing two pages of images full of nightmare spiders.
Then I saw a daddy longlegs fly and forgot that they were a thing, so my first thought was 'oh god that's an insane looking mosquito' and spent 10 minutes attempting to kill it was a rolled up magazine. I just can't deal with bugs and would most likely die from fear alone in Australia after 3 days lol.

And finally, I have finished reading the first Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs and felt really disappointed with it. It had just gotten interesting on the last few chapters when it just suddenly ends - which kind of makes sense since it's apart of a trilogy and I suppose it's supposed to motivate you to continue onto the next book. However, if anything I feel like never picking up the series again (especially since people have told me that, like the first book, the second book drags on until the final few chapters where things just start to get interesting - and I'm not sure if I want to put myself through that again yet ._.)
I might come back to finish the series someday, just not any time soon. With all that being said, I do want to see the movie version that's coming out at the end of the month:

I admit it that it'll probably be rubbish, but I've been enticed by the special effects and from some of the previews it looks like one of those rare cases where the film might be an improvement from the book (of course I could be wrong ha ha) - also I am loving Florence + the Machine's theme song for this film <3
So... Life happened and I got side-tracked from doing this post. The main thing that's happened so far is that I'm in the process of quitting the schema therapy trial to get away from some unnecessary bs from group therapy and just not getting along with the new therapist for the one-to-one sessions. I haven't really been handling it well, but I'm holding up so far :)

Anyhoo, these are some pictures I took at Expo. It's been a long time since I last went to a convention, and although I'm not sure if I will ever go back again - I did have fun :D


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Jul. 15th, 2015

I have no internet access and I'm currently using a computer at the local library (and with only 3 minutes left aaaah!) - all because someone screwed up at BT Broadband while we were transferring over from TalkTalk :/ But yeah looks like it'll be a week before my home gets internet sccess ;_; I already cracked after 6 days without getting to check my email.

Movies Post

I saw Mad Max Fury Road the other day and LOVED it.

There wasn't a moment I didn't like. The action sequences was fantastic and visually stunning - even if it was enjoyably ridiculous at times (the guy just rocking out with his fire-shooting guitar on top of a monster truck kept cracking me up every time he came on). Tom Hardy did really well as Max and omg I kind of fell in love with Furiosa while she was kicking ass throughout the film :'D
Also the awesome old biker ladies in the desert were brilliant too. I could go on and on about all the characters and scenes (Max's hallucinations were pretty horrific but well done, and it kind of makes me want to watch the original trilogy to learn more about Max. Also I'm mostly motivated to see the third film for Tina Turner), but overall this was a really good movie. If I could I would definitely watch it again.

Now from a really good movie to a really bad movie.

Apparently this is a sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I've heard that it was bad but thought "Hey I don't mind bad movies, sometimes they can be hilarious. Besides if I can watch Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland more than once, then surely I can handle this." But oh god I was wrong.
It doesn't make sense at all plot-wise and aside from using Brad and Janet as characters it's barely even a sequel. It think there was supposed to be some satrical criticisms about mental health care and commercialism - but it was really half arsed and maybe that's just giving it too much credit. There were some stupidly funny moments and I didn't mind some of the songs, but altogether it was down right terrible.The best compliment I can give it is that it is slightly better than the musical Xanadu.

Also, I was surprised to see that Rik Mayall was in it even though he was there as a minor character for the majority of the movie - it wasn't until I saw the ending credits that I had to go double check it to know for sure.

As funny as I thought it was - Bitchin in the Kitchen is probably the song with the worse lyrics.

So imaginative :'D

Baby, Please, You're Dead Wrong

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But that aside, I've been hooked on FEMM recently. The lyrics aren't exactly fantastic, but the songs are kind of catchy, and some of their songs have helped me out of some awful moods recently. Plus their videos are fun to watch - loving all the latex wardrobe and dancing :'D

Definitely been listening to Dead Wrong the most. It was the first song I heard by them too from a random Tumblr post :]

Also Wannabe is pretty good too. Honestly I'm almost tempted to post up all their videos haha.
I have been absolutely awful with updating. Lately it feels like I have zero motivation to do anything, and whenever I do do anything it feels pointless. Ah yes, I'm having fun in the land of depression/emotionaless feelings at the moment.

But anyhoo...

- Dad's out of hospital and is pretty much recovered, even though he does have some balancing problems and has to walk with a walking stick to move in a straight line - but aside from that he's doing ok. Now we're getting prepared for radiotherapy to deal with his prostate cancer - although he has to have another scan now that the schwannoma is out of the way. With any luck it will be at the very early stages and not be as serious (well we can only hope so anyways).

-I've been on a bit of an animated movie binge. I absolutely enjoyed Big Hero 6, Baymax is just downright adorable :'D
I loved The Book of Life. Normally I side-eye the hell out of love triangles, but this is one of the few that got the characters dynamic/interactions just right. Plus the apology song to the bulls kind of made me teary eyed, but that's mostly because I've been all over the place with my emotions lately so never mind lol. In addition, I Love you too Much is a cute song.

It was a bit odd but I did like Boxtrolls - mostly because I have a huge weakness for stop-motion animation and enjoyed the style of the movie overall even when it looked pretty grotesque in some parts. I was also very happy to hear Richard Ayoade throughout the film voicing one of the minions.
Also, I rewatched Utena the movie for the first time in years with a friend - and despite having amazingly beautiful animation, I had forgotten how fucked-up it was overall. Still, it was worth seeing Tasha getting angry at the scene where Utena suddenly transforms into a car for no reason whatsoever :'D
Ew Livejournal, I do not like this 'updated' style. I had accidentally clicked an update link on the front page and now everything is ugly... since I can't undo it I'll probably get use to it eventually. It still sucks though.

Anyways, I had tried and failed to complete the 100 books challenge for 2014. Honestly I didn't think I'd actually get that far, but I was being a bit ambitious last year. Totally going to try again this year, and at least try and make it past 50 books.
I ended up reading 28 books - although 19 of them were graphic novels (and two manga series). I was going to try and cram a few more books in the last month, but I hit a bit of numbness/depression recently and couldn't be bothered - so I just read a load of fanfics throughout December instead lol.

So the books I read:
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Now onto the grahic novels:
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Ah well, I've started the year with 'Asleep' by Banana Yoshimoto and might either try to finish 'Ash' by Malinda Lo afterwards, or get started on Lord of the Rings since I've been on a movie kick after seeing the last Hobbit film and thought that it was about time I actually read the trilogy. Here's to 2015! :D

HELLO 2015


May this year be better than last year :D


Hope everyone is having an excellent day!
Just going to watch a ton of Christmas specials once I finish watching the Christmas classic Muppets Christmas Carol 8D



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