May 17th, 2013

tats

LJ is back yay! (your watch is not wrong, sorry I'm late)

I don't know if you've been following the Merida thing, but in short, the character of Merida from the Pixar movie Brave got made a Disney princess. Big woop, right? But as part of that process, she got, um, princessised. In other words, they sexed her up, gave her bigger boobs, a narrower waist, bigger eyes, poutier lips and a low cut dress, and took away her bow and arrow.

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Yesterday afternoon, I had a scintillating scotoma. These are most familiar to people as the precursor to a migraine. I've been getting them since 2008, about every 4 months or so. Each time, they are followed by slight increse in the migraine symptoms that follow. This time, I got a mild headache of the vice-clamp variety, and felt vaguely nauseous.

When I was an adolescent, I used to get debilitating migraines (vomiting, lying in a dark room groaning for hours type debilitating) about three times a year from 13-17, then they suddenly stopped. I put it down to changing hormones. Now, it seems I am at the other end of that, and I'm kind of scared. First, the idea of having that level of migraine on a regular basis for the next few years leaves me completely cold. And second, it means my body is changing. I know it's inevitable, but I like my body the way it is now and I've no desire to go through a whole bunch of unpredictable changes that I don't know who I'll be at the end of them.

Yes, I know, get over it. I'll have to, won't I?