On The Web: Depression comics – read and learn

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In the past week on the web there have been two articles which have really stuck out for me which I am going to focus on. Both from Buzzfeed – where else? My love of Buzzfeed has grown again.

The first is on 21 Comics That Capture The Frustrations of Depression.

For me, this article is fantastic. If you can even call it an article.

It made me laugh and got me a bit teary, I will admit. But what it did most of all is start to bring me out of the small pit of depression I had fallen into last week. Sometimes laughing at yourself does that.

The other thing it does is serve as an educational piece – yes, really – for those who don’t suffer from depression, but know people who do.

One of the worst things you can say to someone who is depressed is get over it and that there are people out there in worse life situations than you. This just makes it worse, because you get depressed about being depressed because you really shouldn’t be because you have a better life than some.

Sometimes there is no reason for depression, it just is. You can search for the cause, but you will never find it.

Although not in the article itself, I think one of my all-time favourites is from Hyperbole and a Half. This woman is all kinds of amazing.

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Another I quite enjoy is I Had a Black Dog. I’ve mentioned these ones before. I have both the books packed up in boxes somewhere in New Zealand. Some days I really wish they were here.

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And the second article is 18 Controversial Facts About Being Fat You Need To Know.

This is also something I wish people would learn – just because someone is overweight or bigger than the “average” person, does not make them unhealthy. You do not see what they eat or what exercise they do, therefore you are not allowed to judge and criticise.

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And finally, I laughed so much at these Harry Potter jokes.

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This post contains ALL the things (plus I couldn’t think of a headline)

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Where to start this week?

How about a picture of Joseph Gordon-Levitt cuddling a kitten?

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Or this video of metronomes ticking out of sync and then slowly ticking as one. It’s pretty cool. It’s science!

J.K. Rowling announced a new Harry Potter universe film series based on Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. It will be epic.

If you’re confused about what is going on in Syria, this is the best read out there and explains it in pretty simple terms.

Julianne Moore has been cast in Mockingjay as President of District 13 Alma Coin. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I may have to read the book again to see if she fits, but it is Hunger Games, so it *should* be good.

Miley Cyrus released her video for Wrecking Ball and while it has caused controversy, (honestly, why would you make a video of you riding a wrecking ball naked?) I do actually like the song. Don’t judge me.

This is a good read on plus-size models and begs the question as to why plus-size clothing isn’t modeled by those who are actually “plus-size”.

Last weekend I binge watched Orange is the new Black and have since been reading up on the real life of Piper Kerman. I’ve already found a copy of her memoir by the same name, so it is next on my reading list, but there are a few articles I’ve found which are good reading.

From Marie Claire: ‘Life Behind Bars’
From The New York Times: ‘Prison: Day 1’
From Marie Claire: ‘The Mistake That Nearly Cost Me Everything’

Finally here a few images of a bunny with tiger cubs from The Guardian this week. It’s like they want to play with it and not eat it! Nawwww, bunny.

Zoo uses live rabbit to stimulate hunting instincts of baby lion, tiger and leopard, Shandong Province, China - 10 Sep 2013

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All the buzz… feed.

This week Christian Gray was cast in the film adaptation of 50 Shades and Australia got a new Prime Minister. Again. Rumours are we’re heading back to the 1950s. Who said time travel wasn’t possible?

Now for this week’s worth articles worth reading. (Or last week’s, I’m a day late in posting.)

As already mentioned, Christian Gray has been cast – it’s Charlie Hunnum. Many will know him from Sons of Anarchy and while I appreciated his good looks, I’m not so sold on whether he can pull off the part. Anastasia will be played by Dakota Johnson.

Yeah, this dude:

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This article just makes me really hungry. I’ve never seen food look so good before.

It was announced this week that the next season of True Blood will be it’s last. I’m kind of happy about this. It did lose a bit of its appeal in the latest season. Go out while still semi-on top.

I really need to try and remember a few of these Mac Hacks, cause honestly, some of them are awesome. Others I already knew, obvs. Life changers, seriously.

And now it is time to look at tiny cats with tiny hats.

It’s the Mad Catter:

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Soz for all the Buzzfeed linkages, but Buzzfeed is where it’s at, yo.

Also, I’m a little bit excited City Chic has introduced the TDF jeans as shorts.

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Sloths, seals and cupcakes.

To be honest, I don’t really know how the week passed so quickly.  One minute it was Monday and then it was the weekend. Life is going by so fast right now and I’m starting to wonder whether it is all worth it. (Life that is.)

First up in the week that was, from Buzzfeed (naturally) were these 30 best headlines of The Argus – a small paper in back-water UK, I think. They tell it like it is. My favourite:

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I knew there was something suspicious going on when SMH reported this winter was one of the warmest Sydney has had in a while. Typical.

I NEED ALL THE COVERGIRL HUNGER GAMES MAKE-UP. ALL THE MAKE-UP.

Quote of the week goes to Ashton Kutcher, of all people. I’m not a huge fan of him, but I came across this quote on one of the blogs I follow.

The sexist thing in the entire world is being really smart and being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap.

I really need this sloth necklace:

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And this bag and/or t-shirt:

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City chic has also released a dress which I really like in gunmetal. I now want it even more. Thoughts?

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And finally – only in New Zealand:

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Apparently this week I like things on tea.

Things I’ve been reading on the web this week are a bit light. I’ve been quite busy at work and not really wanting to read anything when coming home.

However, there are a few gems.

I found a nifty new site to create a portfolio on specifically for journalists called Pressfolios. This I might have to get in on at some point. Some info on it here.

This makes me sad. Because, everything. Now I feel like watching Curly Sue.

I have a person. I miss this person everyday.

I found these extremely funny. Because, history nerd.

This is probably my favourite:

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Quote of the week goes to Eleanor Roosevelt via The Newsroom:

Women are like teabags; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.

Problems only book lovers understand is the story of my life.

This makes me feel like there is no hope for the human race. People who do this are bastards. What started out as a pro-feminism campaign turned sour when someone decided to turn a photo into a meme. Comments associated with it were quite horrible. What has the world come to?

I love this gif. It came via News Cat Gifs with the title, “When sources think they’ve manipulated me during the interview… until they see the story.” So much truth. So much.