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Dept. of Good Night and God Bless

Positivity and Me

Many of my online friends have been having fun with the ultimately wonderful positivity meme, and it makes me smile to read the things they read (even as I, sadly, am monotonously predictable in my lack of response.) Thank all of you for having fun with the meme. It's more than fun, actually; it's a fine and necessary exercise in fighting everything from the mild greys, to the ordinary blues, to the goddamned Black Dogs. So, yes, it's good to see others do it.

We got the condo building basement cleaned up by about 80 percent, and I am very, very happy with that.

I' finally posted the MCU fic that has been bouncing around my head ever since I first saw the movie way back in 2012. Wrote it in one day plus an hour or so - for me, these days, that's fast. The only time I've written faster, or even as fast, is during Fandom Stocking, and I am reasonably pleased with it, as unedited and self-indulgent things go. Now, back to the other story.

Enjoyed reviewing two anime movies that BB and I watched over the past couple of years; Welcome to the Space Show, and Summer Wars. If I wasn't battling a bit of an uncomfortable headache, and was not, therefore, heading to bed in order to have any hope of a productive Monday - I'd talk about why I like them so much. I hope the links are at least a bit informative, although they don't really capture why I truly like the movies.

Going to bed now - have a wonderful Monday!

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Sep. 8th, 2014 04:17 am (UTC)
I've really enjoyed the positivity meme as well -- both reading them on my flist and coming up with positives of my own, even -- or, actually, ESPECIALLY -- on the days which were frustrating or meh. I'll have to remember it and maybe pull it out again if life starts being unpleasant.
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
I might do the same, although sometimes the "meh" is so much that it seems useless to fight. Which, for me, is actually a sign of the Black Dog visiting.

I get a kick out of your icon!
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
I hope your headache gets better soon!

Your icon is really hypnotizing, btw. Those raccoons!
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
The headache seems to be better this morning, and if I keep myself caffeinated and unstressed (BWAH), I should be alright.

Isn't that icon wonderful - proof positive that yawns are catching everywhere; I mean, I've caught them over long-distance calls, but it amuses me when looking at the icon still does it to me. Feel free to gank it, with credit to little_fishy_faces (not sure if they're on LJ or DW anymore.)

If you're interested, those are tanuki, Japanese raccoons, and it's a gif from Pom Poko, one of Miyazaki's earlier movies. It's funny, and sad, and ultimately bittersweet, with the bitter almost overwhelming the sweet, as the tanuki - traditionally regarded as shapeshifters - fight to keep their forest world from being developed into a Japanese suburb.

Edited at 2014-09-08 03:17 pm (UTC)
Sep. 8th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better today!

And thank you! I haven't seen Pom Poko. Miyazaki has some lovely movies, though. I have fond memories of My Neighbor Totoro from when I was a kid.
Sep. 8th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
We're a family of Miyazaki acolytes here, and I think we've seen all of his that are available, some of them multiple times. Pom Poko is worth trying to find for at least one viewing, but it is hard to find; Kiki's Delivery Service is another of his that is wonderful, whether you're a child or an adult, and it's much easier to find.
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:46 am (UTC)
I was thinking of tagging you actually! ;) Reading the responses make me smile, too. And even if little things like that can't make a good day out of a bad one, they're still good when a little mood boost is all that's needed—help you see the positives. And seeing friends share those is good too. You should try it if you like it, officially tagged or not! ♥

it's a fine and necessary exercise in fighting everything from the mild greys, to the ordinary blues, to the goddamned Black Dogs.
Perfect way of putting that! ♥

Well, actually you did post three happy things, so :D Accomplishments ftw! Writing especially :) ♥
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
Well, actually you did post three happy things, so :D Accomplishments ftw! Writing especially

Heh - I hadn't realized that, but I'm pleased I did. And I should try to do the same today, shouldn't I? Thanks!
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Definitely! :D
Sep. 8th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
Aw, hope your headache is better & Monday good (or not too bad). ♥
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
The headache is better, and I intend to keep any future headaches at bay with copious applications of various forms of caffeine. With luck, chocolate should figure into it. Heh.
Sep. 8th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
If you ever need a dash of happiness, I can't recommend the Murkin videos highly enough:


A big, gentle dog that babysits kittens. It doesn't get much better than that. : ) It's my go-to when life goes bonkers.
Sep. 8th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, dog and kittens? No, you're right, it doesn't get much better than that! Thanks!!
Sep. 8th, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
They're heart-meltingly adorable, and most of the videos are only a couple of minutes, so you can watch one or two without wasting too much time. ; )
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
Where is your icon for? It's hypnotic and lovely.

<3 and hooray for cleaning! It always feels good.
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like that icon. As I mentioned to ladymercury_10 above, it's a gif from one of Hayao Miyazaki's early movies, Pom Poko, about shape-shifting tanuki - Japanese raccoons - who try to save their endangered homes from human development. Sometimes they look completely natural, like that, and other times, they look very cartoony, and at still other times, they slip from extremely cartoony, into looking like humans, or gods, or other animals. It's a fascinating and very bittersweet story. Feel free to gank, with credit!
Sep. 8th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Hope you got some good rest, bb - and that your Monday was also fabulous!

Sep. 9th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Hey, sweetie - I missed seeing you here! Thanks so much for the good wishes. The day was pretty good, although it's ending requires that I will have to get up fairly damned early (for me at least) Tuesday. I think I can handle that, though.

*Hugs right back*
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