Lyric of the Day: 'Cause I got issues, but you got 'em too / So give 'em all to me, and I'll give mine to you
I was voted the president of my school's neurodiversity club!!! Well, me and this other dude. There was an informal voting process where we tied, but I think most folks voted for him because they recognized his name. Not to sound like a bitch or anything. But I listed all of my qualifications on the spot when asked, and he went after me and all he said was that he hadn't prepared anything. Like, yeah, me neither, dude. And you had more time to come up with something to say. It's a pain to share a position, but I got one, so that's good!! I also gave an example of a fixation presentation for later this year, on MILGRAM. I talked about what the project was, and analyzed Amane's recently-released MV as an example! I got multiple people interested in the series, and DMing me for links, ehehe.
Speaking of other people being... An issue. One of my writers for the autistic characters zine that I'm making dropped out last minute. Within, like, a week of the final deadline... I picked up the slack for him, working as his pitch-hitter and writing a fanfic within a week, and still submitting it on time! Unlike some other contributors. Look, am I insane, or do most zine contributors literally wait until the submission day is announced to work on their piece, despite there being a month-long working period between each deadline? Is that why so many people ask for extensions at the last minute, and only drop out near a deadline? The way that everyone talks about working on this zine, and others, that's the vibe I'm getting. That's so... Not how it's supposed to be done.
Also, at school, my art class doesn't have air conditioning. I started having heat stroke symptoms in one of the classes, because it's the summer in the South!! What did you expect? People have been constantly complaining about sweating this whole semester, and only last class did my teacher say he "could submit a ticket". Did he not do that before?? On top of that, my teacher has a problem where he doesn't communicate with me, and then gets annoyed when I don't know certain things. Like, he told me to email him this assignment I missed (due to leaving because of the aforementioned heat stroke symptoms), and so I did, a few days later. And then, he emailed me back saying that he had already graded everyone else. I was apparently supposed to email him back later the same day he told me, but he didn't tell me that! Then he went on to scold ME for my POOR TIME MANAGMENT SKILLS. As if he hadn't ADMITTED that I was a fast artist. As if I'm not consistently one of the people who puts the most work into their assignments, and still turns it in first! Jesus.
It's not all bad in art class though. We had our first critique last week, and everyone said such nice things about mine! One of the timed pieces I had to rush, someone said looked like the works of the "old masters". Someone said that my wrinkles looked so real that it looked like the paper was wrinkled, another said that it had personality while being realistic, and another one still said that they could tell that I was an artist with previous experience without me having said anything. Another said that they saw my work in the middle of class one day, and applied some of what they saw in my piece to their own work, so they said, "You're already an influencer with your art!" Which, of course, made me joke that 'influencer' was an awful word to be called, but I made it clear that it was a joke and thanked them. My teacher, for critique, noted that I am very good at proportions, that I work fast, and that I don't need to warm up like the others do.
Also, outside of the art club, there's a community chalkboard. I drew the trans flag on it a few classes back, and wrote, 'trans rights are human rights' next to it. When I came back for my next class, people had drawn their flags on the chalkboard, too!! It made me so happy!
In the meantime, the Shiver vs Frye vs Big Man Splatfest went down! I don't wanna talk about it. (I was on team Big Man, but would have been happy if Frye had won. Shiver won. Of course.)
My beloved has also started working on his site more, which makes me SO EXCITED!!! I've been having so much fun helping! Also, pups tumblr got suspended again. This time for URL hoarding. (Which is weird, because xie only has, like, 5 of them.) We have yet to hear back. Verdant suspects that it's because he asked by the tag 'Lesbos' was blocked in that email chain (as in the island), and that this is a punishment. I doubt that, personally.
Ooh, tumblr lately... I'll talk about that in another diary entry.
Lastly, I've been having a lot of dreams with Mimi in them lately. She passed away last year, and stopped appearing in my dreams shortly after, so her re-appearance is confusing. I thought I was more or less done with that grieving process. In my dreams, I remember that she had passed away, too; I asked my mom why Mimi was here when she died last year in one of my dreams, and my mom said something dismissive in return. Something like, "Oh, don't worry about that. It was just meant to be."
It was weird. Dreams are weird.