If you haven’t heard this song yet, you probably should.
I like this song quite a bit and it doesn’t get played on the radio nearly enough. Give it a listen, won’t you?
Also, watch the video. THEY USED THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR IN THEIR MUSIC VIDEO. (Fun fact: I minored in Civil War Era Studies in college.)
- Ask Rogue Squadron: 20 questions (AAAAH RHTRGSRDHRTG)
- Final drawings for Camden Depot: 5
- This week’s installment of The Historians, which is already under way
Since I’ve got the entire weekend to spend at my house (I’m babysitting the sheepdogs whilst my parents go to my brother’s college matriculation ceremony - LOL STEPH IS OLD NOW), I’ll probably catch up on quite a bit of this. At the very least, the comic will get done since it has to, but I’ll probably be able to do my second final drawing for CD, as well.
Once all of those CD drawings are complete and ready to run, I’ll finally get around to the ask blog, but it’s currently on the back burner since these drawings are more important at the moment.
I’ve done this with Farscape, Doctor Who, and all the Star Trek’s. An episode or three before bed every day and sometimes more during the day. It’ll take me about a month or two to finish any given series before I move to the next one. Ur not insane.
Yeah, I love getting through entire things quickly like that when possible! The only reason this one makes me seem insane is that QI is a British panel show and not a real series that gives me a plot to follow. The only real plot point here is waiting for Alan Davies to inevitably set off the klaxon each episode.
I’m trying to marathon the entire series in order. I’m almost done with Series A (which I started at about 8 pm last night or so) and now that I’m back from work and settled in I get to finish Series A and start in on Series B.
I’m probably going to finish watching it all within a week at this rate. I’m insane.
not-fun replied to your post: Interesting backstory for you, but I could really use your advice - Iat my job, we had a groomer customer come in with her golden, and she very clearly had Aspergers- and my employees attitudes toward her were deplorable - impatient, frustrated and all that nonsense. She was a lovely lady with a great dog, and I’m ashamed at how my employees treated her - I’m not sure if she picked up on it, but still. What are some good tips for intolerant people on dealing with those on the spectrum?
i always found that with students just being really clear and to the point about expectations helped too. like if someone’s in the way you need to say ‘can you step aside? i need to walk there.’ which is not admoishing but still gives clear direction
Yeah, exactly! In general, it just helps to be clear and direct about things.
I’ve definitely had people get frustrated with me before - it’s tough when people really don’t understand how to accommodate others who have special needs.
That being said, if people are going to insist on being intolerant, the very least they can do is treat a customer who’s a little bit different like they would treat any other customer - all customers are equal, after all. If the customer has special needs that have to be accommodated, it’s okay to help them out - and be patient with them.
For people on the spectrum, here’s what helps:
- Use very clear language when speaking. Don’t talk down to us - we’re not children - but it does help when you don’t mince your words and say exactly what you mean.
- Don’t speak too loudly or too firmly - we might think we’ve made you upset otherwise and will get flustered.
- Don’t be afraid of us - we’re not that different from you, after all. Really, we just think differently is all. The human social world’s tough for us to navigate, but we’re good at other things to make up for it (quite frequently including navigating the animal social world).
- If you see a co-worker making fun of one of us or being mean, don’t be afraid to speak up. We’re not always able to defend ourselves verbally in these situations.
- If you get frustrated with us, it helps if you don’t show it - that’ll just make everyone involved feel bad. (I know we can be frustrating since we don’t often understand what you mean or what we need to do.)
If you follow these guidelines, you should be able to help us out if we’re your customers! Just remember that we’re people too - slightly different people, but people all the same!
Hope this helps!
not-fun replied to your photoset: Me reading Emma at work…and writing The…
your workplace is swank :O
Thank you! It’s the local history room of the library I archive at (my godfather’s the library’s director and was looking for volunteers about a year ago).
- Ask Rogue Squadron: 20 questions (AAAAH RHTRGSRDHRTG YOU PEOPLE ARE TOO FAST FOR ME)
- Final drawings for Camden Depot: 5
Nanci’s dog Mara as the Stig (it’s a long, long story) Mock doujinshi cover for Moe Moe Stig-chan
I can actually settle in and work on this today, which is super-exciting. I’ve done the thumbnail sketch for the second CD drawing, so I can do the final for that at any time in the next few weeks - so it looks like it’ll be the two drawings on the bottom of the list since I’m planning on getting to the ask blog last!
In the meantime, you can go and ask questions to the cast of The Historians, who get bored at work from time to time and like being entertained by being given things to talk about, even if those things are themselves.
I was so excited to see you were back on Tumblr! <3 Glad we’re following each other again!
I still accept anonymous asks in spite of that idiot last week.
Give me your best shot!
reblogging you! :D
Sure, let’s go for this :3
Tydusis is a magic 8 ball; ask him a question if you’d like.