Monday, July 16, 2012

Because I'm Taking Biochemistry Over the Summer....

I wanted to do something different, like... like... THE HUMANITIES!

Once upon a time, I wanted to do the humanities for a living. I can hear you scoff, "do the humanities? No one, does the whole humanities!" Well I do, and I do it like a boss.

For a spell last semester I entertained becoming world famous for my inherent ability to bullshit and read far too deeply into the cultural implications of things. I wanted to create long amazing papers on trivial things, like Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon (I even wrote a 20 page term paper on the subject), publish them, and become the world's leading authority on the matter. I even created an alliance with one of my friends to do all of this. And then fear overcame my delusions of grandeur. I was unable to even attempt to email my professor with regards to potential guidance on the matter.

And thus, the dream was lost. Only to come back to me during odd times of academic struggle or boredom, or even in a random burst of creativity and inspiration. I still want to be amazing for stupid reasons. I might even post such drivel here, for your entertainment and thoughts, ye invisible reader. ...Read more...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What is Polyamory?

On a long night like tonight, where I haven't blogged in a while and don't feel like sleeping, I take on tasks such as this. Today, I will attempt to explain what Polyamory is, what it feels like, and most of all, what it means to me... The closed minded need not apply.

 At it's heart, polyamory, isn't about sex, and it isn't an excuse to be a slut. It's not a quick fix to a cheater in the relationship, and it's most certainly not an excuse to be with someone while still having a backup plan for some "maybe laters" if the relationship doesn't work out. To me, polyamory brings back warm memories of a romance so pure and innocent, but passionate and loving that it worked. It was about loving each other, and it was about being together and supporting each other, making each other feel good, and tag teaming the other when they felt shitty. It meant that we all loved each other, and couldn't see a relationship without the others, that we really needed each other. Maybe it was a little codependent, but to this day, it was the best relationship that I ever had, even if it did end badly.

Polyamory is not about sex, at least not purely. Polyamory is about loving each other equally, and being in love with each other in such a way that you couldn't really see a relationship with one without the other-- like peanut butter and jelly.

Polyamory is not about being kinky. Now don't get me wrong, it can be kinky as hell, when the time is right, but it should never be purely about "being kinky." If you are only in for it for the sex, that's not polyamory, that's a threesome.

Polyamory is not a "quick fix" to relationship cheating issues. If someone is cheating on you, you should probably leave them. They're not invested in the relationship anymore. If you both happen to be in love with an additional person, that's more like polyamory. Don't go trying to make yourself fall in love with someone else in order to make a relationship last a little longer.

I personally have no idea what's so wrong about having more than one wife or husband, as long as they're all okay with the situation. No brainwashers please.

I doubt that this makes sense anymore, and I highly doubt that anyone is going to be reading this anytime soon anyways. I think I'll end it here. 
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

I got bored...

and then I realized that I had not posted in a while. And then I decided to learn how to make cut tags. Like these!  

Look! More post was hidden from you. I am obviously quite deceptive. Sneaky and deceptive. Alas, I must go do some homework on materials science... so I will leave you this!
... no I do not know why they are bathing their ferrets with a kid. (Source)
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Maybe we're all a little self destructive.

Maybe, just maybe.

Does it ever occur to anyone that they have unrealistic expectations of themselves. Just days where you wake up and feel too tired of life to keep going on, pushing forward into an inescapable pit of failure? Perhaps I do, maybe I feel like I need to be the best, doing as much as possible so that I can make everyone happy... That's all I really want.

4 years is not enough for college.  Though, I'll probably say differently when I'm ready to graduate. I want to be able to enjoy the downtime, while getting all the degrees I want.

Pharmaceutical Sciences... Materials Science... Chemical Engineering with concentrations in Nanotechnology and Biomolecular... and a minor in Biotechnology... and the University Honors Program.

Maybe it's a lot. Maybe I don't have to do all of these things. But I feel like I need to.

Maybe I'm a little self destructive. I want to take on everything, I want to be the best I can be... I want to make people happy. But even if I could do all of this, I feel like I still wouldn't feel like I had done anything at all. I wouldn't feel fulfilled, because I love to put myself through hell.

As silly as it sounds, I love being up at all hours. It's a badge of honor for me to know that if I need to I can stay up for four days straight on only 40 minutes of sleep. I love the feel of caffeine rushing through my body, making me feel like more of a human being, more alive. The burn of the carbonation as I chug it and the gentle gnaw of my stomach when I haven't eaten. I like feeling like I'm doing something, like I am legitimately achieving something... like I am worth something.

Sometimes, I wonder if I'm the only one. I doubt that I am, when I watch my friends keep themselves up to study for tests relentlessly, getting blissfully drunk, or working themselves to exhaustion so that they don't have to think. 

I'm not going to lie. I've been self destructive, I've cut, and I've starved, and I've thrived on punishing myself for imperfections. And on some level, I suppose that those habits never really go away. You'll always find new ways to torture yourself if you want to. In ways less obvious than bleeding all over the place.

I look at this morning, and feel the buzz of caffeine in my body, contrasting the lethargic silence of a Sunday and I feel no regret. I look at my life and what I put myself through, while I feel like shit doing it all, and I realize everyone has their own self destruction. The habits of old never really go away.

 ...and I don't think I want them to.

I'm not sorry.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pottermore Day 4 Magical Quill Answer

Because I remembered to check in on it before it closed today.

Here's the question: How many students take part in the Triwizard Tournament during Harry's fourth year?
Multiply this number by 28.

And here's the answer: 4*28=112

I must confess though, that these clues are not as difficult as I had hoped. I didn't even need to crack the book for that one.

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The Rollercoaster of Emotions that comes with Page Views

I should not be allowed to see how many page views I have, mostly because I get excited at every single view I get, though logically I know that the people who come here may or may not be reading the things that live here.  I got excited this morning because I saw that I got to 39 views, but really, I only got that high because I put in a Technorati blog claim and it was the claimer. And that was quite sad really, because I'd like to believe that I actually do stuff on here that people like to read. Well enough of that whining.

In other news I have been reading a lot of books lately, perhaps in a last ditch attempt to claim back my brain before I have to go back to school at large. I would like to comment on two things. Lately I have found that Young Adult novels have better plots that Adult Fiction, and also, everyone should read something of Scott Westerfeld-- because he's brilliant. To me at least. Thirdly-- Malice by Chris Woodling is a pretty cool book.

I'm currently reading Unicorns vs. Zombies, which turns out to be not as bad as I feared. So pretty good all in all.

Perhaps I'll write more later.
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Technorati Confirmation Code


I wonder if this works... I also hope that we can change the tags, because I want to have more tags than "Humanities Bullshit." Damn you overactive enter key finger!  ...Read more...