One thing I’m associating (probably incorrectly) with the SSRIs I’ve been taking is a resurgence in paranoia about my vision. In the past few months I’ve been to eye-related a&e once and wanted to go at least three times. Vision problems are a thing I worry about a lot - I got fixated on retinal detachment a few years ago and got my eyes tested so many times that eventually the eye hospital people printed me off a WHEN YOU NEED TO COME TO HOSPITAL checklist. It’s not a comforting thing to be fixating on again but it’s familiar.

I’ve been playing badminton regularly, which I used to be good at and which now I’m bad at. I’ve never been at all athletic, though, so it’s liberating to have a hobby I’m “allowed” to be bad at. There’s socialising afterwards, which I’m also bad at, but I usually pretend to be worn out from being bad at sport, which is hopefully a convincing excuse.

I miss the internet and I miss being more together. This should probs be under a read-more but I’m on the app and the app is useless.

This weekend I read The Leftovers by Tom Perotta because I got excited about the upcoming TV series and wanted to have read the book in advance. Mostly I’m pleased that they’ve cast Christopher Eccleston as the minister who goes off the rails when he doesn’t get maybe-raptured. I think he’ll be good at that.

(Some more stuff about the book under the cut, not super exciting.)

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purplehairsecretlair said: I believe your source there is Lip Service. Ur welcome

Excellent sourcing! I never watched Lip Service because I am bad at gayness, but it looked like it was probably better than The L Word.

thelesbianguide:

Pretty much yeah

thelesbianguide:

Pretty much yeah

(Source: lesbians-run-the-world)

YES. YOU NEED TO SHIP THE CARDINAL (PETER CAPALDI) AND CAPTAIN TREVILLE. THIS SHOW IS PERFECT FOR YOU
NEARLY A FIFTH OF THE FIC IS IN A LANGUAGE I DON’T SPEAK. This is exactly the sort of ship my martyr complex appreciates.

crabsandlobsters said: it only has hot men. and hot women. and peter capaldi

Hot young people are the opposite of what I require! Disappointing, Musketeers fandom.

(Unless Peter Capaldi has an old man friend who I can ship him with and feel simultaneously alienated and superior. That is the thing I most enjoy doing in fandom.)

thewolfoftheweald:

mausii:

tartapplesauce:

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Ridiculous things this stupid show has had me doing in the very recent past:

- Following the fortunes of a football team in the 2014 World Cup based on the (alleged) preferences of a horse (granted, I’d probably have been keeping an eye on how Uruguay were doing because of Luis Suárez being a Liverpool player, but this particular insanity had me caring how they would do).

- Engaging in pretending, by agreed if unstated consensus, that a horse was locked in rivalry with an actor over how their respective teams would do

- Pretending to believe that a prop horse head was the real horse

- Pretending to believe the prop horse head was the real horse really watching the football in a trailer

- Pretending to believe the horse had an actual Twitter account of his own and was writing all his own entries

Look, if I was six years old and exhibited this behaviour, developmental psychologists would be telling parents and teachers to make sure that kids know the difference between fantasy and reality and how the real world works.

Richard Dawkins (who seems to possess even less of a sense of humour than a plank of wood) would put me on a remedial course of reading to make sure I knew what was and was not plausible in real life.

I’m considerably older than six.  Considerably.  Yet here I am, gravely pretending to believe in talking and Twittering horses.

Bloody BBC with the bloody Musketeers and their bloody updated take on the characters. Especially bloody Athos and bloody damn Tom Burke and his stupid face and stupid acting skills.

You will never convince me that Roger The Horse (is anyone else getting Captain Pugwash “Roger the Cabin Boy” flashbacks??) wasn’t doing his own tweeting.

And will one day rule France with Tom as his queen.


LONG LIVE KING ROGER

(Source: constancebonasieux)

When Matty first became QB, he was so shy, he had to email all his plays.

purplehairsecretlair:

myrobotbuddy:

My tiny flat is in a huge Victorian house and  I always feel a bit like I’m living in the first act of a horror movie. I came home to find that someone had helpfully stripped the wallpaper during the day and revealed this faded  pattern beneath. It isn’t helping.

WHERE WAS THAT WALLPAPER?

Under the horrible salmon pink wallpaper close to the floor in the corridors! I took some pictures of the bottom of the stairs:

My tiny flat is in a huge Victorian house and  I always feel a bit like I’m living in the first act of a horror movie. I came home to find that someone had helpfully stripped the wallpaper during the day and revealed this faded  pattern beneath. It isn’t helping.