Enthusiastick Tumblelog

welcomehomestrangerblog:

So after yesterday’s post, I ended up completing Peggle. Except, as it turns out, it isn’t over.

I apologize if I am reiterating stuff that you’ve already heard, but: there are two major brain chemicals responsible for depression/anhedonia. Serotonin (which you hear about a lot) and dopamine (which gets talked about too little.) The addictive/compulsive behavior you are describing and demonstrating here, the irrational need to chase the carrot even when you know it isn’t going to make you happy (at least, not for very long) sounds an awful lot like an excess or imbalance of dopamine.

If that is the case, there are things you can do to combat it, including things as basic as taking some St. John’s Wort.

edwardspoonhands:

This How to Adult video is just SO So So So SO SO good. Thanks to Mike for making it.

"What if one of the symptoms of food poisoning was a ravenous desire to eat more spoiled oysters." That’s what depression is like. 

Psych

inkylizard:

We said, what-do-we-do-now. Psych said, there is no prescription of steps to follow, i’m afraid it’s just trial and error, and I can’t help you there. Matt will find his niche and coping mechanisms and then he’ll be fine.

It came out a lot like “he’s good onstage, and his is how Aspergers works; there are discrepancies in ability. Don’t expect him to also be good at emotions. That’s how it is.”

We said, jesus christ, we weren’t looking for a rulebook, but a little help…?

Disclaimer: I am just a dork whose shit is not in order, a fucked-up guy who’s looking for his own peace of mind. I do not claim (nor have any right to) authority.

But seriously — what the actual fuck?!

When people invent coping mechanisms of their own they are generally flawed at best, and often actively harmful and detrimental to that person’s psyche and emotional well-being (not to mention the well-being of the people around them.) This is why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy exists — so that people who sought assistance from a mental health professional could receive expert help in coming up with specific strategies. And have confidence that those strategies are good and helpful. And not just the mental equivalent of holding your shit together with baling twine and hope.

Questions about the efficacy and role of medication in treatment aside, the person you spoke to sounds like a dangerously-unhelpful enabler.

awkward-aeries:

My latest video moves at a speed of 5.552 Val Kilmers per minute. It’s glorious. Check it out! 

Please reblog to share the Kilmer love.

Dear Sabrina, you really need to watch this movie. Like really a lot. Please & thank you.

I badly want a reaction gif of ProJared deadpanning “I don’t care” in this video (around the 8 minute mark.) This is as close as I’ve been able to get — and it’s not close enough. It just looks like he’s saying “yeah”.

I badly want a reaction gif of ProJared deadpanning “I don’t care” in this video (around the 8 minute mark.) This is as close as I’ve been able to get — and it’s not close enough. It just looks like he’s saying “yeah”.

Rainy day in Chatham.

Rainy day in Chatham.

I cannot overstate the personal significance of this single page (from Diane Duane’s High Wizardry).

I cannot overstate the personal significance of this single page (from Diane Duane’s High Wizardry).

I Don’t Know How To Reblog Your Reply So I’m Writing A New Post, and Skip This If You Don’t Want To Hear About Mycroft Unless You Care About Breaking Bad?

zitsandwrinkles:

enthusiastick says:

Is this Mycroft-love specific to a particular incarnation? Because, like, Mark Gatiss Mycroft is very different to Stephen Fry Mycroft (who is in turn very different to Rhys Ifans Mycroft.) And like, if what you’re a fan of is ‘[s]mart as a whip and lazy as the opposite of a whip’ then I put to you that you should actually just be a Stephen Fry girl, full stop. Because bleh, Guy Ritchie Sherlock movies, but hooray QI.

So far it’s original book Mycroft (I know, i know, nonsense) + Gatiss. Because I haven’t watched the second RDJr movie yet and maaaaay peter out before I get to Elementary (because I also uh started Breaking Bad today).

Totally fair. I just personally find Mark Gatiss sort of insufferable (and, yes, worship Stephen Fry like a ninny.) The fact that he (Gatiss) has penned some really terrible episodes of Doctor Who may factor into that.

Also, for future use:

Use this dropdown at the top right of your re-blog; change it from “Link” (the default) to “Text” and you’ll get the full post to respond to as you please.