Just thought I'd blog this in case anyone felt like, you know, looking back at old threads and not typing a few words into the search box. Or didn't notice the search box. (I figure that Search, along with Blogs, is often forgotten).
Medicine finally started to kick in, and I'm starting to feel more human, though that last span between going off one med and waiting for the new one to do SOMETHING other than side-effects was a bit of a rough ride. :P
Working on paperwork crud towards getting a psychiatric service dog; hopefully by thurs. night I will have all the official paperwork done, so I can work towards getting the dog and training it with all the letters dotted, crossed and suchlike.
This is way more complex than you'd think it'd be. Doctor signed papers, then training signed papers, and tests for the doggy. So many tests.
... at the end of it all, though, I'd have a specially trained animal, that can deal with my crap, and help me deal with the crap from my meds so I can be a real boy just like pinnochio can go back to being a high-functioning, productive human being instead of afraid of everything and everybody.
Just ... having major issues dealing with my depression and increased mental crap as of late and cannot deal with people anymore, or whatever. Pretend to be normal, happy, relate. any of it at all.
So I'm shutting down socially. Turned off facebook, stepping back from Twitter, G+ and chat. I just don't feel I have anything I can contribute anymore, and I can't deal with people.
I don't know when I'll get better, or if I CAN get better. My life feels like a tornado. Even with a herd of professionals trying to help. Or who are supposed to help.
I know a lot of you probably won't believe this or agree with it. But it's my choice, and at least this way I'm sparing you from having to deal with the fallout of my fallout. It's not polite or right for me to impose my madness on you guys; and some of you are clearly sick of my bullshitting and whining, and you deserve a break. Hell, even I am sick of myself.
It's not near live yet, but I'm in the process of setting up a web site upon which myself and other creators will be sharing their creator owned series as webcomics.
The idea is to have weekly updates with each story, but have enough stories so that the content seems to be updating daily.
I know this is not really the newest of ideas, but it is something new for me to be trying out.
However, do people still see webcomics as a viable option for getting their story out? Are we seeing a signal to noise ratio shift, which makes it harder to be heard because it's easier to broadcast?
I have a couple of shorts up there at the moment, and would love to hear what people think about the page to page navigation.
I'm using Squarespace, and basically it's a bit hacked together - having a journal page set to one item per page, and in reverse chronological order (oldest first, rather than traditional blogging setting of newest entry first).
As there doesn't seem to be any seem-less way of transitioning from page to page, it's basically a case of creating "Previous/Next" hyperlinks within the entry.
In our current life, electronic copies of books are becoming more and more prevalent, making the physical object -the book - redundant. Some would say it's going the way of the dinosaur- going extinct, becoming a mere curio...
What do you think the value of a book is? What is it that sets it apart from a digital replica on a screen? With the creation of books -and now digital texts- for the masses, have they lost something they had when they were rarer?
Ich muss keine Angst haben. Angst ist der Geist-Killer. Angst ist der kleine-Tod, der völligen Vernichtung bringt. Ich werde meine Angst konfrontiert. Ich werde es ihr ermöglichen, über mir und durch mich passieren. Und wenn es gegangen ist vorbei Ich werde drehen das innere Auge auf seinem Weg zu sehen. Wo die Angst ist weg es wird nichts sein. Nur will ich bleiben.
Long story short, a friend of mine, upon hearing my negative opinion of the Twilight series, asked me if I'd even read it, to which I replied no. He then challenged me to read it so that I could then bash it from an educated perspective and I grudgingly admitted he might have a point. Another friend of mine then challenged me to read the entire series in the month of March.