Spoilers! A Life Update: Mental Health, Pups, (secret) Future Blog Plans

Spoilers! A Life Update: Mental Health, Pups, (secret) Future Blog Plans

Hello readers and fellow bloggers,

I had a different post that was slotted for today, but unfortunately, I don’t have the spoons to write it. Rather than post something half-assed, I decided I could do a little life update. I used to do these monthly for my patrons when I had a Patreon so I thought it would be fun to revisit this format for the blog! Maybe I’ll do these more often… We’ll see haha.

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#GeekDis: My 3 Favorite Characters with PTSD in Pop Culture (and What They Get Right)

#GeekDis: My 3 Favorite Characters with PTSD in Pop Culture (and What They Get Right)

As a part of GeekDis, a creative collaboration to shine a light on disability representation in pop culture, I am bringing you my three favorite characters with PTSD to talk about what the writers got right. PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is a mental health condition that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event. PTSD is not something that only affects soldiers. It can affect you; it can affect anyone. It affects me. I knew GeekDis was the perfect opportunity to finally talk about some of my favorite characters who also suffer from PTSD as well as discuss what the writers got right about PTSD and how it affects us.

Please note that I am not a professional, and I am simply basing this on what I have gone through as diagnosed by my therapist as well as the official definition and symptoms of PTSD. All experiences will vary, and no case of PTSD is the same as another.

Before I go any further, I want to give a special thank you to Heather at Just Geeking By who put together this amazing collaboration! GeekDis is a month long discussion on disability representation in pop culture. Make sure to follow the previous link to read all about GeekDis and how to participate and support this wonderful collaboration! Make sure to give Heather a follow on Twitter so you can see/read what everyone else is contributing as well!

Neither of us are the same as before. I learned to fly, but now I’m bound in chains. You have all the power in the world and the freedom to use it, but you choose to hold yourself down.

Zaheer to Korra – The Legend of Korra
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Organize Your Life with a Private Discord Server in 5 Steps!

Organize Your Life with a Private Discord Server in 5 Steps!

Y’all. I stumbled across this TikTok that was like “make a private discord server to organize your life” and I had to do a double-triple take. How did I not think of this myself?! I don’t know about you, but my bookmarks, Etsy favorites, Pins, and lists get lost or disappear into the ether. As we speak, I am still looking for something I could have sworn I favorited on Etsy. And how many times has a pin been taken down and the link is lost to you forever? Too many if you ask me! Why is this post so high energy? I’m just excited to pass this on to someone who is as (sometimes) disorganized and as easily distracted as myself. I needed a space to collect all of these links, posts, and word dumps other than a million notes on my iPhone and Google Drive. The answer was this private Discord server brought to you by none other than TikTok.

**As a general warning, Discord is not a safe place to store sensitive or identifying information. Please do not put passwords, addresses, or any other sensitive information in your private Discord server. Use it for fun stuff and brain dumps only!**

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On YouTube: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a 3D Modeler

On YouTube: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a 3D Modeler

Hey y’all! Today I’m chatting about things I wish I knew before becoming a 3D Artist. If you aren’t familiar with my journey to becoming a 3D Modeler, you can check out my Hobby to Career video. I am taking things back to when I was first considering a career in Game Art and what I wish I knew before pursuing Game Art and 3D Modeling.

3D Artist // What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a 3D Modeler

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How to Create a Cute Office Snack Cart

How to Create a Cute Office Snack Cart

Back in March, I finally gave into the snack cart TikTok trend and got myself a utility-turned-snack cart. If you haven’t seen this snack cart trend yet, creators on TikTok are building snack carts, decorating them, then filling them with snacks ASMR style. You can check out my video below to take a look at my empty decorated snack cart!

So why a snack cart you may ask? Well other than just not being able to get enough of the video trend, I found myself stuck in my upstairs home office practically starving from skipping meals! I would get off of work in the afternoon, head downstairs to the kitchen, and inhale anything that I could eat immediately like chips, cookies, etc. That behavior has really wrecked my eating habits and self confidence so I was looking for ways I could give myself easy access to healthy foods and snacks when I can’t get away from my desk for a proper meal. Enter: my Sailor Moon Snack Cart.

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Finally decorated my snack cart! Stickers by MindSpeaks (Etsy) and AGeekGirlsTees (website). #sailormoon #snackcart #animesticker #geekygal

♬ Sailor Moon – Theme – Coded Channel
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