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This past week has been stressful, and I didn't cope with it all that well. It was a cash flow thing, not an overall business trajectory thing, but it still left me wanting to disconnect, and I have some very successful methods of disconnecting - so I spent my time reading mediocre fanfiction and not thinking and not sleeping enough, until Friday I had some good news and felt like a rubber band with tension being released. 

I need to come up with better coping mechanisms, but I also need to address the reasons I need to cope.  

Other things. I've been reading Hillbilly Elegy, which is quite an amazing book, and Andrew Sullivan's articles continue perfect. 
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I had lunch with dad yesterday, in the town an hour south of me and half an hour north of him. We discussed his efforts to get the town government to schedule a town meeting to vote on recommending to the state representatives that they impeach President Trump.

I've been thinking about the world seeming like it's on fire, and how the media is making money on this feeling. I've also been rereading this John Scalzi essay: 2017, Word Counts and Writing Process

I've been thinking about censorship and self-censorship after reading this article: Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom? The internet trains one in strange ways, and those habits carry over offline. 

I've been thinking about the crying wolf problem, otherwise known as 'but you call everyone a racist,' with the rebuttal 'but this one is actually a racist' and the ongoing liberal vs conservative argument. 

I've been thinking about a lot of different things, mostly politics, and I feel like I should be turning them into blog posts, but all my thoughts feel half-finished - pointing out a problem without proposing a solution, raising awareness without also raising hope or aspiration or critical thought. i could talk about how climate change interacted with the Easter Island problem to create the Syrian civil war, but people who care already know and people who don't care don't care. 

I want more partners for play arguments and political debates. And RP. There's a fine line between peaceful contemplation of life and being incredibly bored.
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This one really won't make much sense unless you know the game and OC involved, I just wanted to write it up to get it out of my head.

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The story so far: Catarina d'Emilie has been reunited with her childhood vampire friend, Emilie, who spent her childhood sleeping beneath her house. She's just moved into the vampire Court, where he's the lover of the king. They became blood bonded last night. The king is very suspicious.
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Previously: https://wyste.dreamwidth.org/24986.html
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