Eros emerging from a plant. Bronze and silver decoration, 1st-3rd Century CE, (British Museum…).
Archer at a Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony.
Photography by Jeffrey Friedl.
… for myself anyway. As my pain and mental state allow.
- at least one day a week of going out into the world - parks, canoe, whatever.
- at least one day a week that’s ‘quiet’… no internet, tech, games, anything… ideally more.
I also want to figure out how to limit the time I do spend with/on the internet. But a lot of what I do is dependent on at least a short term, regular, connection.
When I actually wake up during the morning hours like a real person, I just stay off the internet completely till late afternoon, but that hasn’t been consistently the case for a long while. So that tactic is not helpful.
I’ve had some luck with taking days of limited connectivity… like games/writing/whatever is all good, but no social/email/etc except on my Nook/tablet… so maybe I’ll try to do that more.
Honestly most of the time it’s the depression and pain that land me at my desk staring into a monitor for hours and hours until I realize I have wasted a day and don’t know how… but at least my inbox & drive are cleanly organized, and my upcoming rituals are all settled in as much as I can officially settle them ahead of time.
That’s gotta count for something…?
I keep thinking if I can only get the cleaning cemented, regular, and in order, then everything will be easier… I just rarely have the spoons for all of it… sighs
if someone ever tells you “but I don’t think of you as ______ I think of you as a person” what they are really saying is “I don’t consider _______ people”
I’m taking an ecourse thing… animism, ecology, things like that.
After each email we get, there’s an exercise of some kind… journaling or research or observation… and the second email I got was asking very serious questions that have struck me in the brain and stemmed all further progress.
Seriously reevaluating my life, interactions, associations, relationships… all of it.
All of everything.
Because these questions, though they looked simple at first glance have led to me trying to define the underlying layers of all of it, and actually considering what I am getting out of things, what I should be… what I’m not getting that I wish I could… all of it. All of everything.
It’s exhausting and sort of upsetting in a deep, flailing, sort of way.
I mean, yea I’ve been trying to sort things out already, but this just slapped me in the face and actually got me thinking of my own welfare and needs and desires… and that’s been odd.
I had thought I was doing well on that front already.
I’m going to be practicing writing with my dip pens again… because I find something seriously, epically, amazing about using calligraphy for witchcraft…
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly, how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
Witches who can only cast spells through rhymed verse locked in an epic rap battle.
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.
Exactly. Which is why I’ll reblog this one.