tyger: Axel's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Axel (Axel - chibi)
Have to be up in less than 5 hours. Didn't even realise what the time was until Azy was grumbling about being up. ARGH I hate early mornings. Haaaate.

In other news, JavaScript is terrible and I hate it. THIS MUCH. (I spent an hour and a half bugfixing one part of the week's homework. Which I spent like two hours on in class as well. Just. Why. Why does it take so long and do so many weird things???)

And now I go to bed and hopefully go to sleep easily enough. (Am sleepy, at least?)


Sep. 19th, 2017 02:04 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Head and shoulder of Yuuko, some sort of scaly dragony fish thing in the background (Yuuko - dragonfish)
Got Part Two of the homework that was giving me An Anxiety done today!

Uni stuff )

BUT SPEAKING OF CAT SNUGGLES!! Um I maybe get a bit longwinded. )

Anyway, that's been pretty great. :3 Cats are so awesome, even when they're being butts.


Sep. 18th, 2017 02:49 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Random pattern from the Re:coded Ultimania, messed with until it's white on a black background. (Kingdom Hearts - pattern)
Got some homework done, did some art... spent a looot of time jiiii-ing the fuck out and playing stupid games on my phone.

Still, things got done, which is a plus!

And bed now. Yup.

Linkspam Has Food For Thought

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:03 am[personal profile] jjhunter
jjhunter: Watercolor purple ruffled monster with mouthful of raw vegetables looks exceedingly self-pleased (veggie monster)
Helena Bottemiller Evich @ Politico: The great nutrient collapse
“Every leaf and every grass blade on earth makes more and more sugars as CO2 levels keep rising,” Loladze said. “We are witnessing the greatest injection of carbohydrates into the biosphere in human history―[an] injection that dilutes other nutrients in our food supply.”

Diana Kwon @ Scientific American: Are Some Psychiatric Disorders a pH Problem?
Multiple studies in the past few decades have found that when people with panic disorders are exposed to air with a higher-than-normal concentration of carbon dioxide—which can combine with water in the body to form carbonic acid—they are more likely to experience panic attacks than healthy individuals are.

Cathleen O'Grady @ Ars Technica: Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies
The climate benefits of solar and wind power were hefty, but the majority of the benefit came from air quality improvements.

Frank Viviano @ National Geographic: This Tiny Country Feeds the World
“Water isn’t the fundamental problem. It’s poor soil,” [van den Ende] says. “The absence of nutrients can be offset by cultivating plants that act in symbiosis with certain bacteria to produce their own fertilizer.”

Rosalind Bentley @ Southern Foodways Alliance > Gravy podcast: Hostesses of the Movement
[These women] opened their homes to the architects and strategists of the [Civil Rights] Movement, providing home cooked meals, places to rest and safe rooms for plotting attacks on Jim Crow.

Hey it's Saturday again!

Sep. 17th, 2017 02:57 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Eevee.  Text: イーブィ (pokémon - eevee)
I didn't do a HUGE amount of things today, but I did go and get snacks - and ran into my Auntie, which was nice! - and did a UI mockup for one of my bits of homework, which helped me figure out how the design would actually work. Why, I don't know, but hey. Understanding!! So I did a good coloured copy of the mockup, plus filled the rest of the page with some of the design. Have to do the rest of the design stuff on another page, but! Progress! We likes progress.


Sep. 16th, 2017 02:08 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Terra.  Text: Terra (Terra)
So I didn't do huge amounts of things today, objectively speaking.

But you know what I DID do?

I did an entire lab that I've been having An Anxiety about for like... three weeks? Four?


Hopefully tomorrow I'll do the next week's lab, which is pmuch a Part Two, haha.

Fricking brains.

Sep. 15th, 2017 02:26 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Fang. (Fang)
So today I was pmuch useless.

Did try some homework this evening, but the first thing I tried is Mysteriously Not Working even though as far as I can tell I followed the instructions exactly, and the second bit is a design thing and it's doing my head in sooooo yeah. Sigh.

But mainly I just jiiii'd the fuck out of everything, whoops. >>;;


Sep. 14th, 2017 01:21 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Yuuko, burning a feather.  Coloured manga scan. (Yuuko - fire)
Today I finished watching that lecture! It was kind of difficult, I kept drifting off. But I managed it eventually, and I mostly understand things I think! Tomorrow will poke the homework for that class, yes.

Also finished off the bit of homework I started yesterday, and submitted that, so that was nice. :3 And I made rice, nomnomnom. :9 I really wish that cleaning the rice cooker wasn't such a pita - it didn't used to be, but the coating's mostly come off, and uuuugh. If you don't turn it off the second it pops, things start sticking really badly. :/ Not that I mind microzapped rice! But fresh rice is EXTRA good, yessssss.
tyger: Kid's face in black, white and blue, as a flashbang goes off. (Magic Kaito/Detective Conan) (Kid - blue flashbang)
Another day of not getting as much done as I wanted, but I DID do a bunch of domestic stuff, so that's a plus. And I got one bit of homework almost-finished - I just have a bug I'm not sure how to fix, have posted on the forum - and did half of the next one.

Also I started watching the lecture from last Tuesday, when I was at the doctors. I made it like... 10 minutes. >>;;; It's extra hard to concentrate on it when you know you can pause it and come back later, siiiigh.

NTS: put it on when you've got food to eat, maybe that'll help.

And now is time to pass out, yup. So glad I don't have uni tomorrow, I'd get max three hours sleep and basically be a giant useless lump of tired, siiiigh.


Sep. 12th, 2017 02:49 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Zexion's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Zexion (Zexion - chibi)
Today my brain went on vacation. Just. What is thinking?? What is awakeness??

Oh brains, why. *sighs*

Maybe tomorrow will be better, though!


Sep. 11th, 2017 02:01 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Aqua, from the BbS opening cutscene (Aqua - >|)
Today WAS better, yaaaaay!!

I still didn't do a huge amount, but I did eat real food and do some housework and go to the shops to get snacks, so. Yes. :D Good going self, making progress.

Tomorrow is 'try and start to catch up on all the uni work you're behind on', haha. So many thiiiiiings. But I think my brain will be recovered enough that that'll be feasible, which is nice!
tyger: Law (One Piece), grinning. (Law - grin)
I have done absolutely nothing today.

Like, I didn't even bother getting out of bed until sometime after 4pm. (This was dumb, because I did need to start taking my meds again, obviously, but I don't tend to make very good decisions when a) it's cold and I'm warm and in bed, and b) when I'm dissociating, which is my major withdrawal symptom today. Which is nicer than dizziness, but still not... ideal.)

Anyway, yeah. Withdrawal. It's fun!! Not really. But at least I'd already written today off, so I'm not feeling bad for not doing anything. And I did manage to remember to eat real food, even if it was only once. Dunno if I'll sleep easily, since I've barely been awake even when I've been technically conscious, but I'mma go snuggle up in bed where it's warm, and hopefully tomorrow will be better.
spiralsheep: Sheep wearing an eyepatch (spiralsheep Ram Raider mpfc)
- Communist party: I can't decide if it's more politically correct to celebrate the centenary of the October Revolution on 25 October or 7 November.... ;-)

- Reading, books 2017: 88.

88. Measures of Expatriation, by Vahni Capildeo, 2016, poetry &c. Extremely high brow literature in a variety of short forms most often associated with poetry and poetic expression. Not so much a word-hoard as a form-cache, this is poetry as keen to show how it was made as to convey endeavours at meaning beyond structure. In places this seems to be pre-emptive defensiveness against deconstruction: if I show you mine then you have no need to take me apart. (Do you remember the old joke about modern architecture? Which reveals the pipework because that's functional but conceals the exit because that isn't...). But escaping from the structure are enough briefly disclosed exit signs, revealing windows on realities most of Ms Capildeo's readers will never witness, to make the venture of reading worthwhile for people who appreciate this kind of art. (4/5, goodreads = 40ratings/5reviews 4/5)

• friend sheep, if i stretched wide enough
i could give birth to a child like you:
a round-eyed barrier against normality,
a rare breed indeed, not a marie antoinette pet.

• [I wanted to describe hearing Ms Capildeo deliver her own work to a live audience but was lost for words until, lol:] The answers will be delivered in the voice that educators develop for dealing with the bright-eyed slow and gradually extend to everyone however agreeable.

Quotes )


Sep. 9th, 2017 02:22 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Personalised image-manip of a Rogue of Light.  (Homestuck) (Rogue of Light)
Assignment is done - rather than go to class, come home, and frantically try and finish it, I stayed back at uni after class and finished it there. I managed to get it submitted and then back home again before I technically would've been late, should I have done things the other way around - but I'm going to be honest, staying at uni to do it a) kept me more focused, and b) was less anxiety-inducing, since it didn't MATTER if I didn't leave uni until 9pm, as long as I got it done on time. (I'm super glad I didn't have to stay back that long, though!)

And of course even though I'm super fucking tired I've stayed up late, because this is how my brain works. *rolls eyes at it*

On the super upside, I can actually try and catch up/maybe even get AHEAD with class work, since next week is uni break! *happydances for uni break!!* But before any of that, SLEEP.

Also, note to self: forgot meds today, again, and forgot to refill emergency ones yesterday, if you're extra fucking out of it tomorrow it's withdrawal, so don't be surprised.
spiralsheep: Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society (Sewing Circle Terrorist Society)
- Now we have an excess of spare royals, can we trade one or more in marriage for an alliance with Europe?

- Reading, books 2017: 88.

86. Summer Visits, by Margery Sharp, who was 72 when this novel was published in 1977 and clearly had as keen a sense of mischievous humour as ever. An upper middle class, generational, family saga in which everyone's at it like rabbits except the literal rabbits who fail to breed at all, lol. Includes illegitimate children in Victorian rural East Anglia and repeated mention of abortions plus another in abortion in 1919 (two offstage successful, one onstage knitting needle offered, two offstage dead, and one onstage successful exercise-induced miscarriage in a woman who then dies of a tennis injury!). Use of the c-word, twice, and then the f-word as a verb. The family saga continues inimitably through a community of Anglican lay women, a journey to San Domingo (Dominican Republic), and the First World War. All the fifteen adult novels by Margery Sharp that I've read so far are worth reading and not one is formulaic or even predictable except in the broadest terms. (3.5/5 and should be subtitled "Over 70, still trolling for feminism, and the field in which I grow my fucks is barren")

• This caused me to have inner visions of Dante Gabriel Rossetti running amok with a ray gun "; but didn't even the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood disintegrate?"

• On ageing: The tea slopped into the saucer as Margaret's hand shook [with anger]. Then she forgave. Flora was so old; and the old dislike having their emotions touched as much as they dislike any other disturbance.

• Prize for best euphemism: "[...] soon for the ferry."

• Out of context, obv: "For besides he heaped every insult on me for having married an Inglés - he said he would rather be half negrito and stand up for his own people in the coming revolution!" [in the Dominican Republic against US military occupation]

• Interesting words used in connection with a Roman Catholic, Portuguese-descended Dominican, white woman who helps a woman induce a miscarriage (I read them as a ~second wave~ attempt at reclaiming): "the woman from the Voodoo island of San Domingo" buries the "embryo" "under a witch's moon".

Reread. )


Sep. 8th, 2017 02:00 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Law (One Piece) - What is this? (Law - whut)



I'm at the point of coding my assignment where I'm 90% sure my *logic* is right, I'm just not sure if what I'm asking it to fetch is what it's actually fetching - datetime shit, so, you know, twenty bajillion different possible functions to use and WHYYYYY

Anyway it's 2am already so I'm... going bed now. Yes. Ugh.

(I'm extra pissed because 'Ni-chan actually asked me if I wanted to go out for dinner with her and a bunch of her cousins I've known forever and some of her other friends and I WANTED TO GO but I'm going to have to come straight home after class and work on this damn thing, since it's due at 9pm. SIGH.)


Sep. 7th, 2017 12:18 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Ven, from the BbS opening cutscene, a χ on his cheek.  Text: Ventus (Ven - χ)
Today was very cold. My ankle Does Not Like This, and started aching in a way it hasn't for... oh, at least six months. So THAT was fun!

Also homework shit was Not Working, and so Very Frustrating, which isn't really something I can do much about buuuuut yeah. Not the best day.

Still, I went to classes, and got shit done between them. And I fed myself! So I'm going to call it a win, on the balance.

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