This is going to be an interesting ride...
I can now be found over at my new MeshBoats site.
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Friday, September 27, 2013
I can’t. I just died. *dies*
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I want this as a poster on my wall so effing bad…
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Monday, September 23, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Artist Joao Pires has created a series of wrenching portraits of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles facing their final battle. In each illustration, one of the bruised and battered turtles mourns his fallen brothers.
This is a gorgeously depressing series. What gets me, however, is that many commenters seem to complain about the lack of the fun-loving personality that the cartoon had. They don’t seem to realize that this is also the very thing that is not present in the original comics. One person gets it right and points it out nicely:
Sadly,people forget how violent and gritty the original Eastman & Laird comic was. In the very first issue of the comic series, Splinter reveals why he’s been training the turtles for 13 years: to kill Shredder. Not “bring him to justice” or “stop the evil foot clan,” but specifically to murder this one man for Splinter’s personal revenge. They were single-purposed hit-turtles, trained in Ninjutsu by their insane master for over a decade just to take one life. The original comic doesn’t show much of that lovable father-son relationship that the turtles have with Splinter in the cartoon, either. They are not a loving family obliging their master’s wishes out of affection and duty; they’re just Splinter’s pre-programmed death machines.
Boom. And there it is. Yes, some of the comic was a bit goofy, but it was, for the most part, very dark and very violent. This fan-art series gets right to the heart of that, and takes it a step further. Depressing? Yes, but it’s also quite humbling and brilliant.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Been a crazy stupid holiday week. It’s finally Friday, and I think an early beer is in order. Looks like I may have two beers tonight. *grabs infinite beer can #1*
For those who don’t know, a crazy stupid holiday week is any week with Monday as a holiday. I have Mondays off anyway, so the holiday itself doesn’t effect me. What DOES happen, however, is my longer days get shortened. “Well, that’s not so bad,” one might think. For someone like me, it is. I’m used to having my longer days, because that’s how I get things done. Cut two hours off my day, and I have to basically hit the ground running and rush through my entire week. I hate rushing. It sucks. It wears me out. By the time Friday afternoon comes, I’m more wiped out than if I had worked my whole week with longer days. Therefore, I’ve earned my double infinite beer.
For those who don’t know what an infinite beer is, it’s basically a pint that seems to last forever, because I don’t drink my beer fast, and I keep the bottle/can in a frozen insulated cozie. Therefore, my beer that seems to last forever is also forever cold. It’s perfect.
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Monday, September 2, 2013
Some snakes are super light and can flatten their body to glide through the air. The air used to be safe. Snakes don’t need planes anymore.
why is this hilarious to me
What the fucking fuck
This… is not okay.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Trinity: But I don't want to.
Me: I know you don't want to, but you're going to. You have stuff in your room that doesn't belong in your room.
Trinity: Like what? There's no trash.
Me: There's some trash. And clothes. And toys that belong downstairs. And tons of other things.
Trinity: But there's stuff under my bed, and I can't reach it.
Me: That's something you should have thought of before putting it under your bed.
Trinity: But I don't want to clean!
Me: I know. And I'm not asking you to do it tonight. You'll clean tomorrow.
Trinity: And my jammy pants are too long!
Trinity: Really, I mean look at them! *pulls up pants in attempt to get them off her feet* They're too long!
Me: Trin, please go do something. This conversation is becoming truly annoying.
Trinity: Okay. *walks out*
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
When I’m solving the Cube, and one of my kids reaches for it.
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Saturday, August 17, 2013
I want to find out where it goes, and then I want one. Someone buy me a portal chair pls.
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Friday, August 16, 2013
I hand flap. I finger wave. I bounce. I rock, sway, and spin. Sometimes I’ll organize and line up objects (like candy LOL) to create a sense of order in my usual chaos. Those are only a few of my stims, and I choose to no longer be embarrassed by them. They make me happy. They make my brain happy. They calm and soothe when I’m overloaded, excite and stimulate when I’m underloaded. It’s my balance. For a very very long time I hid these things, for fear of seeming even weirder than I already am. I recently realized that I’m much happier not hiding these things. I’m a quirky aspie, and I’m fine with it.
Lately, there has been a lot of stress in my life, and for the past few days, I’ve hit meltdown point after meltdown point. Today I did nothing but stim in my office at work. I rocked, bounced, and spun in my chair. I flapped my hands and waved my fingers in front of my face. I was happy, and I got a lot done. I’m a productive aspie, and I’m fine with it.
I obsess over puzzles, and I love my Rubik’s cubes. I almost always have one with me. Twisting them is a stim for me. Just twisting and turning the sides over and over again, even if I’m not actually trying to solve it, is calming. Actually solving the puzzle is both calming and exciting. Jigsaw puzzles (both digital and physical) and the like are things I find are visual stims. Moving things around and finding their proper place, watching the image come together, makes for a happy brain. Sometimes I find it difficult to stop, but that’s okay. I’m a puzzle-loving aspie, and I’m fine with it.
Sometimes I get cranky with my kids. They can be hyper and loud, with shrill voices, and the sibling fighting can get to be too much. I get overloaded and upset and want to be left alone. These are my less-proud moments, but it is what it is. Sometimes, when one of them would get hurt, I used to tell them to “shake it off.” They would look at me confused for a second, then I’d say it again and demonstrate by flapping my hands. I’d get them to do it, and then ask if they felt better. They’d smile and tell me “yes” and I’d send them on their way. I don’t know if it actually took away the pain, or if they just felt so silly that they’d forget about it altogether, but it always worked. Stimming feels good, even if you aren’t an autistic/aspie. But I am an aspie, and I’m fine with it.
If you’re an aspie, embrace it. If you aren’t an aspie, embrace one. Just make sure they’re okay with it first. ;)
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Way-To-Stim-Wednesday: Spinning: With A Friend (by MainJelly)
I cannot even begin to explain how big this just made me smile. My co-workers know the importance of me having a “spinny chair” in my office. And if they didn’t, perhaps they do now. :)
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wow, good morning. Got up, got dressed, shaved, then tried to put my pajama pants on over my jeans… My brain REALLY wants me to go back to bed.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Tim Burton is one of many famous people with autism. Here are some lessons you can learn from his life.
An excellent article about one of my favorite eccentrics.
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All I can think about right now is setting up weapon towers to defend my cores from aliens. That’s all I want to be doing right now. Not work. Tower defense. NOT. WORK.
Tower defense games are a recurring obsession of mine. The obsessions come in short phases, but when they hit, they hit hard. I have several TD games on my phone, two or three on my Nook, and four on my PC. I would’ve played one during my lunch break, but that would have disrupted by reading-while-eating routine, and we can’t have that.
It’s odd, because I generally dislike strategy games, but I really get into these, for some reason. “Defense Grid: Awakening” is my favorite right now. It’s an extremely well done, challenging, and enjoyable game that I was able to get super cheap on Steam. And maybe, just maybe, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I can get back to work…
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Gravity. Because if I didn’t drop everything and trip over everything else, I just wouldn’t be me.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I’m usually pretty clumsy, but lately I’ve been SUPER clumsy. So I made this. Because it’s what I do. To all the things.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Holycrap, this tune is great! Never heard of this band, but I’m loving the name. :)
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What…? How…? This m is broken. Sorry, not eating you.
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Friday, July 26, 2013
FLYING SHOTGUN: Dan McManus, who suffers from anxiety, and his service dog, Shadow, flew in a hang glider near Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday. The two have been flying together for about nine years. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)
This is pretty awesome but…
Dan: I’m scared sh!tless right now. But this is great, eh, Shadow?
Shadow: Don’t you dare drop me.
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Monday, July 22, 2013
The sign my kids need, because they never seem to know how to close a door.
How I feel every time my kids fail to close a door.
First Pic: The sign my kids need, because they never seem to know how to close a door.
Second Pic: How I feel every time my kids fail to close a door.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
I want to just start a post with “READ MORE" so people would click on the “READ MORE" and it would only lead to another “READ MORE" which would lead to yet another “READ MORE" because I really think people should just “READ MORE."
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Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013