Harmless Insanity

tsengsational:

I’ve been wanting to do a Sailor Moon reboot for a while. I’ve gone through three or four iterations of this idea. First it was a traditional superhero comic, then it was a sci-fi setting, then it was a fantasy setting… this is the latest iteration of the idea.


need to learn how to read emails from other people in a tone other than ANGRY AND EXASPERATED



Procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything…

Because it is rewarding on the short term, procrastination eventually takes on the form of an addiction to the temporary relief from these deep-rooted fears. Procrastinators get an extremely gratifying “hit” whenever they decide to let themselves off the hook for the rest of the day, only to wake up to a more tightly squeezed day with even less confidence.

Once a pattern of procrastination is established, it can be perpetuated for reasons other than the fear of failure. For example, if you know you have a track record of taking weeks to finally do something that might only take two hours if you weren’t averse to it, you begin to see every non-simple task as a potentially endless struggle. So a modest list of 10-12 medium-complexity to-do’s might represent to you an insurmountable amount of work, so it feels hopeless just to start one little part of one task. This hones a hair-trigger overwhelm response, and life gets really difficult really easily.

http://www.raptitude.com/2011/05/procrastination-is-not-laziness/ (via codenamecesare)

Gotta reblog this again cause it’s painfully relevant to my life

(via thefemcritique)


And it was with great joy you ordered croissants  - not crêpes or brioches  - because only croissants can proudly claim that exquisite combination of flaky crust and a succulent center. The croissant is dignified  - not vulgar like a piece of toast, simply popped into a mechanical device to be browned. No  - the croissant is born of tender care and craftsmanship. Bakers must carefully layer the dough, paint on perfect proportions of butter, and then roll and fold this trembling croissant embryo with the precision of a Japanese origami master.


This process, as you can understand, takes much time. And we implore the patience of all those who order croissants. You may be familiar with the famous French expression, “A great croissant is worth waiting a lifetime for.” We know you are a busy man, M. West, but we believe that your patience for croissants will always be rewarded.

an open letter to kanye west, from the association of french bakers (via farmerinthedelll)

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