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December 21st, 2013

Some results are in! (and my Internet is too slow for me to change the userpic...) @ 10:12 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: tired tired

There's only two votes so far in this poll, but I gave each thing to do 1 point for each first-choice vote it has, 1/2 a point for each second-choice vote, 1/4 a point for each third-choice vote, etc., and catching up on my friends page more is currently in the lead with 1.25 points.

However, as I've mentioned in a couple of places after posting that poll, realizing how many unfinished projects I had made me depressed for a while because it sunk in even deeper that I probably will never finish all of them, and I felt even worse about abandoning most of them for two or three years. While I feel a little better about it right now, this probably isn't the best time to risk seeing much more online drama.

I'll continue reading new entries in my friends page at least once every 3 days like I've been doing (and I might read it a little more often now that I've seen the poll results), but I really think I should post the lists of non-LJ-related things I'm worried you'll hate me for and of things that remind me of the Forbidden Comment Threads fairly soon (because, remember, I probably do have to do so eventually for my mental health).

At the same time, I also don't want to wait too long before I finish catching up on my friends page, so I came up with the idea to work on both things at the same time with this method:

1) Make the program to keep track of what things in my life I still need to write in detail about and what things I still need to search for examples of things that remind me of the Forbidden Comment Threads (in other words, what all I need to do to finish those two parts of the list)
2) Since I'm planning on implementing a way to determine what percent of the whole list - all three parts of it - I'm done with, I've now decided that once the program's finished, I'll start reading old entries in my friends page forwards starting from the day I first read the Forbidden Comment Threads, and only work on the list itself while the percentage of my friends page I've caught up on that way is more than the percentage of the list I'm done with. (And, of course, I'd also read new entries at least once every 3 days the whole time.)

But even that compromise doesn't seem like something I should work on right this moment given the state I've been in (but, fortunately, not this moment), although I'll probably start switching back and forth between other things and this later on when I'm in an even better mood.

The next highest project in the results is finishing those autism self-help books, with exactly 1 point, but I think right now I should go with something that I won't have a lot of time to do next semester while I still have the chance.

The third highest score is new userpics with 0.5078125 points (one second choice and one eighth choice), so for now I'm going with that :) Although that will also have to wait for a bit... I was planning on making a separate table and poll about my userpic ideas, but all I've finished so far is a list of them. (And given how I only remember some of my ideas when I'm not writing any down, I'm probably not even done with that...) So I'm gonna have to get started pretty soon!



In the meantime, here's a few videos I've been meaning to post here!

http://mostexcitingworld.com/video-helmet-camera-captures-firefighter-bringing-a-tiny-kitten-back-to-life/ - I don't think I can embed the video, but this firefighter actually took the time to revive a kitten he found. Very heartwarming!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bB7obyuuY8 I can't embed this either since my Internet is being slow, but these people recreated the dance scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Cute!

 
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:December 22nd, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)

Embedded video

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Never mind. Won't work, and I have no time to figure out what might. Sorry for the email notification spam!

Edited at 2013-12-22 05:30 am (UTC)
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From:matt1993
Date:December 22nd, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Embedded video

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If you're talking about the Charlie Brown one, it did work, actually :)

Thanks for embedding it! I don't know why my Internet was fast enough to load the video itself but not fast enough to load the embed code or even the comments on YouTube...

Edited at 2013-12-22 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:December 23rd, 2013 07:23 am (UTC)

Re: Embedded video

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Oh, okay. Wasn't there some other video? Maybe my brain is not doing me any favors, again!

Hey, not a problem! That is weird, though...
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From:matt1993
Date:December 24th, 2013 03:49 am (UTC)

Re: Embedded video

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There was another video, but it was on mostexcitingworld.com so I'm not even sure if it's possible to embed it in a LJ post.

Edited at 2013-12-24 03:50 am (UTC)
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:December 24th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Embedded video

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Oh, okay. Got it!
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:December 22nd, 2013 07:01 am (UTC)
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I think you shouldn't do the list of things you think people will hate you for. They aren't going to hate you, they all want you to move on and be happy! So start working on other projects that will make you happy and will help you forget about the bad stuff, instead of focusing on the bad stuff all the time. How many times do people need to comment that they don't hate you for any reason? :)
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From:matt1993
Date:December 22nd, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
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They aren't going to hate you, they all want you to move on and be happy!

Just wait...

Besides, some of my friends have said that it's actually a really good idea if it's what I have to do!

How many times do people need to comment that they don't hate you for any reason? :)

If I had the other parts of the list up already, I'd only need one time per person as long as I could tell for sure that they read all of it.

Edited at 2013-12-22 08:16 pm (UTC)

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!