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fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

well now ive read the news and my brain just shut off completely


fallow -

thats fair...the other day my sister was like "yeah in class they gave us an assignment on writing about news articles but the teacher said if we didn't want to dive into that hole she'd post links to not-depressing news articles for us to use"
she's been avoiding it too (as have i) bc just. Everything tm u kno.

anyway, just reminder that you dont have to read all that-

hope ur hangin' in there!
//(hehe this is silly to me because it is a word and also your name and reading it either way is slightly different meaning from the other...it reminds me of how my name is frost and people make jokes all the time about me being on the grass or on rooftops in the chilly morning!)


babushka -

hope puns! i put this name in my desc very recently so im only getting used to all the english puns :)

and yeah, even in less disturbing times a lot of news articles are actually written to be disturbing/bring light to disturbing things. and the evolution never prepared us to be aware about every disturbing thing happening around you!

as for how i feel - news wasn't the only reason my brain shut down. i think that was the first time in my life where my brain literally went "wow, too traumatic. im not processing all of that. im just shutting down" instead of repression, escapism, etc. thats probably awful but also a good protection mechanism. and im better now!


fallow -

yeahh i read a book a while ago about how fear works and it talked about how peoplebrains decide how likely to happen something is based on how much they've heard of it happening (which is probably why my anxiety thought it was Fun&Fresh to tell me I needed to worry about fantasy-story-type-hazards around the house haha) and the book said the news can really skew the brain's count of what's likely and what's not and that's the reason for the evolution thing you mentioned.

about your brain yeah that makes sense, flight response type deal...I'm glad you're doing better now!!


fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

well now ive read the news and my brain just shut off completely


fallow -

thats fair...the other day my sister was like "yeah in class they gave us an assignment on writing about news articles but the teacher said if we didn't want to dive into that hole she'd post links to not-depressing news articles for us to use"
she's been avoiding it too (as have i) bc just. Everything tm u kno.

anyway, just reminder that you dont have to read all that-

hope ur hangin' in there!
//(hehe this is silly to me because it is a word and also your name and reading it either way is slightly different meaning from the other...it reminds me of how my name is frost and people make jokes all the time about me being on the grass or on rooftops in the chilly morning!)


babushka asked:

those are all cool takes not gonna lie. i personally think hope is neat but thats just because of my name probs

oh neato!! i didnt see that in ur bio before. hope is a powerful name.


fallow reblogged babushka
babushka -

american boomer moms with aschleyigh, kVIIIlyn and the like VS. soviet names урюркос, валтерперженкос, даздрастперма - fight


babushka -

while white suburban moms were looking for unique names, soviets were about inventing completely new names which would reflect the soviet culture, not be old-fashioned and the like. a lot of kids were named after Lenin, but not everyone could be Vladimir, so there were some different abbreviations of Lenin's name and initials such as Vladlen, Vilen to call the kids. Other names were abbreviations for popular slogans and big events in current history.


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