Started reading How To Be An Adult
, by David Richo, because Emily Nagoski of The Dirty Normal described it (in her attachment styles primer
) as a book which "simply, frankly, and gently lays out the steps to sorting out your shit so that you can have relationships with people." So I'm giving it a go.
"The center of our entire psyche (both conscious and unconscious) is the Self. It is our inner archetypal wholeness that creates a constant balance between the opposing forces of ego. For instance, it is the Self that finally reconciles effort and effortlessness, injury and forgiveness, control and surrender, conflict with others and acceptance of them, awareness of defects and unconditional love. The Self does this because it is pure unconditionality, which is all-inclusive love." (page 2)
Jung had a LOT to answer for. >:(Comics and Manga
Read Fullmetal Alchemist
vol 7. 20 volumes to go. It would help if I had any idea what was going on. If I could follow the action scenes or
understand the cultural context, including the humour, or
keep the plot straight in my head. Any one of those three would make a big difference. Maybe I'm not cut out for manga.Fanworks
Dira's There's My Territory
, Steve/Bucky/Sam, about the healing power of silk panties and spiced cookies. Made me hungry.Games
Finished replaying Secret of Mana. It only took me 26 and a half hours or so, total.
I had forgotten quite how upsetting I find the end. I remembered hating it, but not all of the reasons. Spoilers after the cut.( spoilers, animal harm )Music
Listened to one of the early Tori Amos albums I hadn't listened to before, Boys for Pele
. Note to self: the first line of the second song does not
go "Got me samosas to ride on, to ride on," whatever your brain might tell you.
The bare voice and piano songs, the dreamy ones, make very good listening when you're sleep-deprived.Podcasts
Started listening to Rachel and Miles X-Plain The X-Men. Approve. Professor Xavier is a dick! Magneto has great fashion sense! The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants name themselves the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. And there are 17 more episodes for me to catch up on!Perfume
My new STC order arrived, but I haven't played with it yet except to apply a bit of Caron's Pour Un Homme before bed.Crafts
Perler Captain America shield, just big enough to fit a can of soft drink. It worked out better than the Batsignal in one respect: the Batsignal turned out slightly convex, which makes it unsuitable for drink containers (but still okay for bowls or plates, provided they have a broad base and are heavy.) I improvised the pattern.( picture )