I needed this reminder today…
friendly reminder that:
- you are not weak if you want meds for your disorder
- you are not weak if you relapse once
- you are not weak if you relapse a thousand times
- you are not weak if some kinds of therapy don’t work for you
- you are not weak if some kinds of meds don’t work for you
- you are not weak if you have a mental disorder.I will reblog every time.
- me at home: i've been wearing the same jeans and band shirt for the last three weeks but it still smells alright so i'll keep wearing it
- me going away: I NEED ONE SHIRT FOR EACH DAY AND EXTRA IN CASE IT GETS DIRTY AND THE SAME AMOUNT OF JEANS AND SOCKS ACTUALLY NO I'LL NEED EXTRA SOCKS IN CASE IT FLOODS AND DOUBLE THE UNDERWEAR IN CASE OF DISASTER AND ONE NICE OUTFIT IN CASE I GET INVITED TO TEA WITH THE QUEEN
- Alien Invasion: Involves aliens who invade Earth (usually).
- Alternate History: Just as the name suggests, this genre deals with alternate histories. This can include traveling back in time, changing something, and returning to the changed future (such as Back to the Future).
- Apocalyptic/Post-apocalyptic: This genre deals with the “end of the world” or what happens after such an event.
- Artificial Intelligence: Involves artificial intelligence, usually one that becomes more “human”.
- Astronaut: Deals with astronauts, often those who run into aliens or other disasters in space. The characters often die or disappear.
- Biopunk: This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.
- Cyberpunk: Involves a cyberworld or A.I. and is often set in the near-future. Blade Runner is a good example.
- Detective: A cross-over between detective fiction and science fiction.
- Dystopian: Dystopians are often “false utopians”, but underneath there is suffering.
- Environmental: This genre focuses on the environment and threats against it.
- Generation Ship: In which a society lives entirely on a ship and has been there for generations. They often know nothing of outside worlds. The ship in Wall-E is an example.
- Gothic Sci-fi: Science fiction with a horror element. Think Frankenstein.
- Hard Sci-fi: This genre pays special attention to scientific detail and accuracy.
- Humor: This genre is light and humorous.
- Kaiju: This is a Japanese sub-genre that involves a large monster as the antagonist.
- Lost Worlds: As the name suggests, this genre has lost worlds or mysterious places. Lost is a prime example.
- Military Sci-fi: Self-explanatory. Deals with war and military elements in a science fiction setting.
- Multiverse: Involves many universes.
- Robot: Involves robots as the main focus of the story.
- Soft Sci-fi: This sub-genre does not put too much emphasis on scientific accuracy or detail.
- Space Opera: Features adventures in space, such as Star Wars.
- Steampunk: Involves Victorian-like settings with high technology.
- Superhuman: Involves making humans superhuman or giving them extra abilities.
- Time Travel: Self-explanatory.
- Utopian: The opposite of dystopian, though characters may still see problems with this type of society. Utopians are ideal societies.
- Western Sci-fi: Science fiction with Western elements (as in the Wild West). An example is Firefly.
- Hard Sci-fi: 90k - 100k
- Space Opera: 90k - 120k
- General: 80k - 115k
- Middle Grade Sci-fi: 30k - 75k
- Most sci-fi takes place in the future or the near-future. Where does yours take place? Why does it take place in that time period? Once you know when it takes place, figure out the society. You’ll need to know how society got to that point and why. Was there a war? Did one country become two because of that?
- Other than the time period you’ll need the actual setting. Does it take place in space? On a planet? Where on that planet? Or does the setting change because of travel?
- The less you know about science, the softer your sci-fi will be. Take what subject you know most about (biology, chemistry, ecology, etc.) and use that for most of the science stuff, as long as your confident in your knowledge. However, keep it general and broad.
- Technology advances more and more each day, much more than it did one hundred years ago. Establish the technology of your world and how quickly it evolves. Decide what is common place and what is rather new. Do only certain people get certain technologies? Why?
- With more advances in science comes better medicine and probably longer life. Think about how long your characters are likely to live and establish what medicines are available (like if there is a cure for cancer or if certain diseases have been completely wiped out).
- Are We Going Somewhere Nice?
- Time, Distance, and Cost in Science Fiction
- Making Believable Future Technologies
- Magic and Science Fiction
- Time and Holidays
- Axial Tilt
- The Edge of Thought
- Putting the Science in Your Science Fiction
- How to be Memorably Wrong in Science Fiction
- Putting Your Stars in Their Places
- Animals in Science Fiction
- Ten Laws of Good Science Fiction
- Writing Science Fiction Articles
- How to Write Science Fiction
- 5 Tips for Writing Science Fiction
- World Building Links
- World Building in Science Fiction
- World Building for Sci Fi
- How to Write Good Science Fiction
- How to Write Science Fiction
There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.
Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.
After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.
Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.
art therapy is important.
understanding and caring teachers like this are very VERY important
MY GRANDMA GOT ALL A’S IN “ETIQUETTE” (YES THAT WAS AN ACTUAL CLASS IN HER HIGH SCHOOL) AND SHE TOLD ME, “DEAR,” SHE SAID,
“YOU NEVER CROSS YOUR LEGS, YOU CROSS YOUR ANKLES. BUT THE GREAT THING ABOUT YOU LIVING IN THIS GENERATION IS YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW MY GENERATION’S RULES. SIT THE WAY YOU WANT. IF SOMEONE LOOKS UP YOUR SKIRT, JUST TELL THEM YOUR AUNT MARY WILL KILL THEM.”
WHICH IS TRUE
MY AUNT MARY HAD A SWITCHBLADE IN A SPECIAL POCKET OF HER NIGHTGOWN UNTIL THE DAY SHE DIED
the moral of this story is
1. Sit the way you want.
2. My great aunt Mary was a fucking badass.
i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john? you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”
This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.
Julie Andrews on how she got the part in Mary Poppins.
when walt fucking disney waits for you then you are the absolute queen of everything
There’s a difference between a female character who exists in a story and has a romantic relationship with a male character versus a female character who exists in a story to have a romantic relationship with a male character
rose tyler vs river song