Finally.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 06:31 am
faevii: "I sacrificed a bathtub for this!" (sacrifice)
There is a topic that I've been meaning to talk about for a while, but getting into writing mode has been difficult lately. The topic is ... romance, again, although I'm going for a different angle than last time.

One day while I was thinking about names, I suddenly started to wonder what would have happened if Daniel and I had managed to actually get married instead of just planning to do so and then never getting around to it. To my own surprise, I got this strong feeling that I wouldn't have regretted it, and then I thought, "You're not making sense. Married or not, you're not together anymore. How could you not regret a marriage that failed?!" But the feeling wouldn't budge, and my thoughts kept returning to how special our relationship was, how he's my best friend now ... and how nobody even batted an eyelash when I announced that he would always be family, as if that were a perfectly normal thing to say about one's ex. Evidently the unique nature of our connection is visible to other people, too. I still kind of think we were made for each other, just not in the way that we initially assumed.

Now, in Homestuck there is this alien race called trolls (yeah ... IKR) who have a much more complex idea of romance than us humans. I won't go into detail, but the gist of it is that there are four different types of romantic relationships, some of which actually appear to be platonic at first glance. One is similar to human romantic love, one is a kind of romantic hate, or rivalry (come to think of it, the "rivalmances" in Dragon Age II are a lot like this, too), the third could perhaps be compared to a romantic relationship between asexual people, and the last one - which is simultaneously the most complicated and the least interesting - is like a sexless, toned down version of the rivalry one. I'm sure you'll be relieved to find out that I only want to talk about one of these. :P

cut for length )

So all of these things put together kind of changed my internal definition of romance forever. I never would have expected that from a silly webcomic.
faevii: (Default)
Oh gods what is wrong with my stomach. Was it the eggs? The ketchup? The oat milk? The caffeine in my iced tea? Something else in my iced tea? Please, please not the eggs. Anything but the eggs. Owww.

Can I just ... stop eating forever? No? AUGH. Blasted human bodies.

At least I have this dairy-free carrot cake to look forward to. I am so trying that. No idea what almond meal is, but it does say I can use flour instead. Carrots are yet another item on the list of things I can't eat raw, so I always appreciate an opportunity to do something unusual with them.

Then again, there are eggs in that recipe. Anything but the eggs, please. D:

So as you may have noticed, I have not been magically relieved of all my ills lately. Looks like my mother's acquaintance (this is starting to sound like a secret codename) simply got extremely lucky. You're supposed to feel significantly better after only a few days, but I didn't notice even the tiniest difference after more than a week. I still tried to keep on taking the stuff for a while, but gave up when I started to repeatedly lose track of when my last "breakfast" had been due to insomnia.

There's still enough left that I could give it another go when I'm back to a halfway stable sleeping pattern, but if I do that, it'll mostly be to avoid wasting it.
faevii: (confusion)
From the tv tropes page Don't Explain the Joke, on a list of situations in which jokes often get explained:
6. The joke is German, where a lot of jokes are explained in the end, for some reason.
... really??

Now watch as I spend the next two days trying to figure out whether this is true.

Hahaha

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 08:45 pm
faevii: (happiness)
This is my new favourite website. Ever. OMG.
faevii: (OMGWTFBBQ!!1)
Health news: Researchers have found a way to reset the "internal clock" of mice. Wow. If that turns out to work on humans ... *_*

- sauce (Well, actually I found it on a German website, I just googled the name of the researcher afterwards.)

Uh, and also. I was going to end this post here, but I noticed something curious while going through the search results. The German articles all mentioned that a disrupted sleep rhythm increases your risk for diabetes and heart disease, but none of the English ones that I checked did (and I checked quite a few). On the other hand, none of the German articles OR the English ones on lesser known websites mentioned obesity, while the popular ones were all, "OMG it might even help with THAT." One time it was the first sentence. Hello? Afraid nobody will show interest otherwise?!

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