The other day I had the fatal realization that I don’t bring much to the table in my friend groups or family. It was like a clash of worlds, stars falling from the skies and *gasp* dinosaurs roaring!
No, so, hrm, okay, maybe I wasn’t THAT surprised!
The realization did put me in a bit of distress and since it I’ve been trying to figure out how to better myself.
This self-doubt about what I bring to the world has been a continuous problem for me through the past seven years. I want to be a writer but there was this voice in me that kept saying: “what can a writer bring to society? Will you feed the poor with words? Uhm, ink, nice. Now go replant the trees you cut down printing this.” Continue reading
Before I got this site for my blog I had a free wordpress blog called Story Check.
I wrote on it for some months and it gradually became more popular. One day I discovered that it was possible to create a part of the sidebar where the five most popular posts were shown.
It doesn’t take much brain capability to figure out that by placing these five posts on the front page and bluntly exclaiming that this was what others liked, these posts would attract even more readers.
At first I was like but is that in my best interest? Continue reading
In 2012 David Wong made an article with 6 truths that will make you a better person. You can read the entire article here.
However, as always, I will summarize the points for the lazy ones of you I highly recommend reading the entire thing, though – becoming a better person is well worth your while.
The 6 truths:
#6. The World Only Cares About What It Can Get from You
#5. The Hippies Were Wrong
#4. What You Produce Does Not Have to Make Money, But It Does Have To Benefit People
#3. You Hate Yourself Because You Don’t Do Anything
#2. What You Are Inside Only Matters Because of What It Makes You Do
#1. Everything Inside You Will Fight Improvement Continue reading
Men are perfect. Everything is tested on men. They don’t have the hormonal mayhem going on that women do; so many studies are merely done on men and then assumed to work the same with women.
Men are the default.
That’s a very black and white picture and I know that the ideal politician in Denmark/Europe right now is a young, nice-looking female in her thirty to forties.
That doesn’t undermine the fact that nice-looking is required.
I recently read this article: Continue reading
I never thought I’d say it, but I care about my looks.
Look up any Young Adult novel and the average heroine – the lonely outcast with perhaps a friend or two – is me.
(Really, it’s hilarious that the majority of leads in fiction feel like outsiders. It is obviously because the writers were outsiders, but it gives a screwed up image of the world. What, are divas not capable of saving the world? STILETTO KICK! *Ahem* I digress.) Continue reading
I’ll be the first person to admit that there’s a huge difference between real life interactions between people and what we find interesting in fiction.
However, sometimes we forget that there’s a difference, and this can create cultural changes.
The problem is that it can be very negative when rape culture and stalking is unconsciously promoted in fiction.
Please read this excellent article on stalking in fiction:
Tell Me When: Real-Life Stalking Isn’t Sexy.
This topic is very important. Thank you
A new study shows that coffee gives better memory:
Two cups of coffee after end learning (ie. After class or meeting) will enhance registration of the things taught.
The reporters discussing this were thrilled as they both got up at 4 am and loved their morning cup of coffee.
No problem with that.
But aren’t we forgetting all of the bad studies on caffeine?
One or two cups of coffee a day aren’t going to kill you, but I can tell you that if I was still a student and caffeine had no side effects I would effectively chuck down 10 cups of coffee a day.
Two cups for each session (I had 4 sessions on a full day) and two for when I finished homework. Continue reading
As the headline of this blog says, we’re here to talk about people and how they scare me.
Today I want to talk about something that continually surprises and terrifies me.
Currently Danish journalism is bursting with the topic of the officials sitting behind the politicians. Theirs is the true power. Apparently, when a politician decides he wants to change something the officials are the ones who calculate whether it’s possible, but studies show that they’re abusing this power. Continue reading
There’s nothing as dull as listening to people say how they want to change this or that.
Perhaps that’s because we’re all born with that skeptic little voice that goes “yeah, right. Come back when you’ve got results.”
In our New Year’s Resolutions we supposedly try to better – or make things better for – ourselves. Quitting smoking is good for your lungs and the lungs of thy neighbor. More exercise benefits you and the person who would die from blood loss while waiting in the lobby because you’re in the hospital with a heart attack and clocked arteries. Continue reading
Was there ever a party as troublesome to prepare as New Year’s? No, I don’t think so.
All we knew was that Licourice, Oda and I were going to party together this year and it wasn’t going to be like last year. (Which was kind of dull compared to what the last night of the year is supposed to be. We hung out with my class and Oda felt left out.)
However, as always, figuring out what to do was a painful battle.
Many of our friends were leaving town this year and a group of boys we know were planning to have a dinner party together – girls excluded. Continue reading