glasses, stitch

Feminism and Why I Want To Lock People From Different Standings/Lifestyles In A Room Together

Raaaaaah. Okay, feminism seems to be going absolutely nowhere in this stupid presidential candidacy race right now, let alone in this country, and all of a sudden the main woman the media DOES focus on is Kim Kardashian because she WANTS TO RUN FOR MAYOR IN FIVE YEARS.

Of course people are going to be biased against women and feminism! The only time popular media prints anything about anyone is when they marry someone, when they divorce someone, when they're taking drugs, or when they act ridiculously like Snooki or Kim.

Ugh, seriously, how are we supposed to show we're all equal when the main magazines people buy are filled to the brim with gossip and no actual intellectual, societal facts or observations?

On top of that, why on earth are opposing political parties bashing on stay-at-home motherhood? They talk about equality and fair treatment, yet here they are arguing with anything they possibly can regarding a lifestyle they think lesser simply to try and get ahead in the political race. Cut it out. That's mudslinging. It's childish and based on finger-pointing and false, loose judgement anyway.

Stay-at-home parenting is just as much of a job, people. Chores don't get done, errands don't get run, KIDS DON'T GET RAISED, unless there's someone focusing on said issues, staying at home and paying attention to their family. You want the articles on little kids throwing out-of-control tantrums to go down? You want people to grow up properly with morals and goals to look up to? Improve and/or increase the work you do at home and with them and stop acting like that's not hard. Stop acting like a woman who has focused on taking care of her family is suddenly less worthy of your time.

The problem with people's view on feminism right now is that in our work to become equal, suddenly the jobs we used to do no longer seem like a concern or seem not as important to us or society. We're not saying that every woman needs to have a job in an office or out in the field or in management. We're saying that woman in general need to be looked at equally and their LIFESTYLES needed to be heeded equally. A stay-at-home mother works just as hard as a woman in the office does. Likewise, a woman in the office works just as hard as the stay-at-home mother does. There are advantages and disadvantages to every stage and decision in life that should have absolutely no relation to gender. THAT'S what feminism is about.

Sorry for the rant, guys. I just kind of feel like punching America (or really anywhere on Earth because we're not exactly a race of equality and understanding (also Kim Kardashian is thinking of running for mayor)) in the face with a chair right now.


glasses, stitch

I'm reminded again why I procrastinate on looking for a job.

If you’re going to push me at it and do the work for me, then by all means, I’m going to fight back. Just because I do.

If you back off and give me a little time, I will jump into motivation mode. For me, a closer deadline means more adrenaline and more pressure to succeed, which I like. It makes me focus.

My parents pushed and pushed and pushed and handed me job possibilities every day, which yes, I was appreciative of, but after so many jobs turning me down and them CONSTANTLY talking about me needing to find a job, of course I wasn’t in the mood.

Now I’m back- because I wanted to look for work and because I’m motivated to work, by, hilariously enough, the exact trip to Canada they’d been denying me, and I was soaring through emails and sites. Then I made the mistake of informing my parents of the cover letter I just sent out and all of a sudden, I get a text from Mom reading, “Make sure you spend most of Saturday (my day off) looking for a job.”

And now it’s gone again. This is a problem. A major problem. Just back off. Just a little bit. Just back. off.

glasses, stitch

Writer's Block: First Amendment

In my opinion, open minds are the key to greater civilizations. It is because of people thinking outside of the box, people voicing their opinions when not everyone else has the same view, and people expressing their concerns and interests in something a government would like to keep closed and careful that keeps our society a flexible and growing one.

Without freedom of speech, we are simply to listen and do. No argument, no discussion- that makes us close-minded and pretty much says, "This is what we say. This is what you'll believe." That is not the way to run a country. It may be easier or may sound simpler, but it also makes no room for better consideration and needed change. It forces us to be compliant. It makes us lesser and though yes, you should always try to peacefully argue a point, without freedom of speech, even respectable, peaceful voices and opinions would go unheard and unspoken.
Why is freedom of speech important to you?
books!

brigits_flame: Mamihlapinatapei (April 2011)

My JFF entry for brigits_flame's second week topic: Mamihlapinatapei

Definition: the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start

Originally, I was going to write this in script format and I was tossing around if it should be about two lovers or two friends or something completely different. But then, after rereading some pieces dunveth and I had written about a year ago, I started thinking about the relationship between a psychiatrist and his/her patient. -how that relationship is often composed of the patient, wishing to fix their issue but not willing to talk about it, and the psychiatrist, wishing to address the issue, but not push the patient too far. AKA the desire to initiate a discussion, but the reluctance to start it.

Erika is the name of one of my characters from the piece with dunveth, but her personality is a bit tweaked here to match the entry more.

Ending left to the imagination.

***

It was difficult to convey just what she meant.

Erika's fingers intertwined with one another and stiffened, locked and twitching in a firm grip. The familiar professional sat across from her, his own fingers wrapped around a pen as his left hand shifted irritably across a pad of paper.

“So- any changes this week?”

There was a long pause after his words and a beat of silence and the agent dragged her eyes upward to meet his. Damn him, for passing that test and getting that degree in eyeballing your patient so perfectly that they just wanted to slap you or burst into angry, ranting monologues or-

Erika swallowed hard and held his gaze for another long moment. The ticking clock boomed each beat into her eardrums and she wondered if the man had somehow discovered a way to slow down time.

No, nothing had changed. She was happy remaining tight-lipped and composed. She didn’t really feel like sharing with a stranger anyway.

Nothing had changed.

“No,” She pulled her eyes away from his and shrugged her wrist back to check her watch. “There’s a meeting I should be at. Same time next week?”
glasses, stitch

Picture Meme: Day 19: Without You (Sap, Oh, the Sap)

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 02 - A picture of you and a person you have been close friends with for the longest.
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 04 - A picture of you when you were little.
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of a memorable night.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.

Day 14 - A picture of something you love.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss


Day nineteen, a picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

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I'm doing two people because when I finally become close with someone, I'm REALLY close to them and can't imagine giving them up.

These are my two best friends, Leah and Vero. They've been in this meme before (as expected with someone I can never imagine my life without). I really can't describe them to you guys in one paragraph or even one blog. I think the thing about someone being so important to you that you can't imagine your life without them is that they've become a part of you and the little quirks about them and the memories you've had of and with them have just become second nature treasures.

They make me feel safe and happy and awesome and they're the type of people I could never do justice to in a description.
melancholy

Picture Meme: Day 18: Because We All Have One

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 02 - A picture of you and a person you have been close friends with for the longest.
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 04 - A picture of you when you were little.
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of a memorable night.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.

Day 14 - A picture of something you love.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

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Hey, look, I've actually come back to it!

Last time I posted to this meme it was before my birthday and before I graduated. Then I got really busy and really distracted and started procrastinating on my Livejournal since I discovered Tumblr.

So, very sorry for the delay, guys, but I'm finally back to it.

Day eighteen, a picture of my biggest insecurity.

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These are not my teeth. I WISH these were my teeth.

I'll let you guys in on a secret- I hate my teeth. So, so much. Genetically, I was already going to have bad teeth and then I got into all the sugar that I did and had to have so much work done on my teeth. Hence, I'm incredibly insecure about them and often won't even smile with my teeth just to keep them hidden.

For about three years now, I have been sure that if I ever found a genie and was given three wishes, one of them would be to have perfect teeth forever.
Hell Hath No Fury

A Disheartening Review On the WoW Goblin Storyline

I started my first goblin character on WoW two days ago. And honestly, their masterful works with robotics and engineering and market deals are pretty awesome, but the beginning plot and continued story till about level ten was incredibly disappointing, especially in comparison to the worgen plot and other interesting character stories.

It just seems like it would be much bigger of a deal that you just lost the opportunity of a lifetime (Trade Prince/Princess) which you've worked seemingly hard on, was betrayed by your boyfriend who dumped you for a tramp and joined the opposing side, and then got marooned on an exploding island as a slave to your present trade prince/enemy/boss. Not to mention, you're pretty much forced into an alliance with the Horde, who still looks down its nose at you and sticks you in the slums of their city. How is none of this all that relevant or traumatizing past your island departure? You start up in Orgrimmar and move on from there without a second thought.

I loved Sassy and Izzy and the dialect some of the goblins used- it was very clever and for loss of a better word, sassy, but without a vocal response mechanism, since WoW doesn't HAVE one, you're pretty much forced to be and live in a kind of Jersey Shore goblin world.

I'm just not impressed. There's a ton of stuff Blizzard could have worked with in this storyline, especially in the year it took the expansion to come out, yet it still comes off to me as a sort of half-baked idea that they didn't fully carry through with.

I mean, you're encouraged by your fellow goblins to go kill your ex (he IS a douche and he DID betray you, but still, there's no option of just saying, "Fuck him, I'm better off"?) and the female goblin he cheated with, who leaves him the moment you kill him anyway. She's stupid and quite literally one of those "you called me fat behind my back, didn't you?!" blondes who's really not worth your time or blade/axe/staff.

Come on, Blizzard, you can do better than this. I shouldn't have to struggle through to level ten.
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Graduating!!!!!!!!!!!

Disregard the last entry, everyone.

They let me go first, was surprised I did every single correction, and passed me without a second thought. They only had one recommendation and it's at the very, very, very end of the last piece.

I AM A COLLEGE GRADUATE NOW HGRJNMGDHJWERHRUKJDS YEEEEEES.
Mothership Cat

Last Day, Hurry Up Hurry Up

I'm sitting in Portfolio and it's my last day of college (PASS ME PASS ME PASS ME) and they're "giving us time to get our stuff together".

Weren't we supposed to have it together before class? I have my stuff together. And today is now an open evaluation amongst the entire class, which I didn't expect. And I want to start now, so I can FINISH soon. It's driving me crazy.

I hate waiting for moments like this. It jerks around my nerves like faulty electrical cords.