I hope you all realize that leopard sharks are bottom feeders and that I’m fucking hilarious.
this comic is mostly about butts tbh
Butts? Like male butts, female butts or all kids of butts?
Any butt that is gay will do.
(Also, night reblog!)
Aw precious anon thank you!! I’m trucking along for now ;<; And…..there will be a new Avialae page….soon………<3
cries thank youuu <3 <3 <3
I’m not sure?? I think you can download a free 30 day trial version of PS off of adobe’s website still. Most tablets come with photoshop elements too I think. I got my version of photoshop a few years ago while I was in school and never upgraded because I think the creative cloud subscription is kinda bullshit. And…if you’re looking to try it not quite so legally…look into keygens….
Aaaa and thank you <3 <3 <3
ahaha thank you! <3 i must credit the commissioners for giving me such a kawaii prompt~
Oh boy I am sorry to hear that! Welcome to the shitty wold of delayed sleep phase types~
I too have had this problem since I was a kid. My family doctor prescribed me Russian novels in middle school. It didn’t help I just got really into Crime and Punishment. He also suggested that I start taking melatonin supplements, which help, but you do gradually grow tolerant of them. I’ve been taking melatonin supplements for over 10 years now, and they just barely have any effect on me. I’d start with 1mg around two hours before bed, but it’s going to be different for every person. I take 10-20 mg of melatonin now.
Just melatonin worked for me for a long time, but after I got a day job, crippling insomnia set in. I tried nyquil, unisom, bedtime whiskey…all to no avail. You’re going to want to be productive at night, no matter how much alcohol you put in your system.
I went to a sleep doctor for the first time several months ago, which is when I got the actual diagnosis of circadian rhythm sleep disorder, delayed sleep phase type. But, that’s about all the doctor did. He almost shooed me out of his office without a prescription even though I was only sleeping 2-3 hours a night. Strong words were said. I think a lot of doctors don’t even want to bother with delayed sleep phase types because it’s not an easy medical fix. It’s not your body that’s the problem, it’s your night owl brain that wants to be awake until 4am. I only have the prescription sleep meds for dire insomnia though. Most prescribed sleep meds make you hallucinate or do crazy stuff in your sleep, so they’re not fun to take on a long term basis. They’re good as a back up though.
After I gave a mental fuck you to the rude sleep doctor, I saw a sleep therapist. It was weird. She mostly told me things I already knew, but she did help me figure out a schedule that has been working fairly well for the last six months. Basically with sleep phase disorders, it’s all about having a nighttime routine that doesn’t change much so that you can trick your brain into thinking it’s actually tired at a reasonable time. I (try to) stop working/dicking around on tumblr around 11pm, take melatonin supplements, take a shower, do something that is reasonably not stimulating (for me it’s playing animal crossing), and then I don’t actually go to bed until 1am. It took me a few months to get used to it, but I do fall asleep faster, and I can usually get around 5-6 hours of sleep a night. The sleep therapist also made me realize that I really only need 6 hours of sleep a night as well. The 8 hours thing is a myth—it’s different for every person.
There are also other daily things that I have to keep up with, otherwise my carefully constructed sleepytime animal crossing delirium will be all for naught. I don’t drink much caffeine. I pretty much only do black tea in the morning. Exercise definitely helps, but you have to be careful about when you do it. I can’t do it in the morning because I will fall over, I can’t do it during the day because of work, and I can’t do it after 6pm or I will be too wired to sleep. So basically I have a half hour window in which I go take a walk or do yoga or aggressively dance to kpop.
This doesn’t always work, and I don’t always want it to. I will stay up until 4am on the weekend if I want to. I don’t let it control my life. Stress also makes your natural sleep patterns more pronounced, so I try to not worry about it too much since that only perpetuates the problem.
There are other things I’ve heard about that supposedly help delayed sleep phase types. A sun lamp at the right time of day can help shift your circadian rhythm (but you have to be careful about when you use it because it can make the problem worse). Watching tv/reading before bed (this makes my problem worse personally, but it works for other people). Mediation at night—I do this with yoga sometimes and it can go one way or the other. I will sometimes devolve into frantic art mode after mediating, which doesn’t help the insomnia.
If you work at a place that has a more flexible schedule, you can try talking to your superiors to see if you can come in later or have a night shift. You can argue to your employers that you would be more productive later in the day, so they should be grateful that you care about your job enough to use your precious night time alertness on them.
If you can find a good sleep doctor/therapist that will listen to you, go for it. I don’t think it’s 100% necessary because almost everything they will tell you can be found online. But, if you’re looking to really nail down a personalized routine, they can help. This is just my experience. It won’t necessarily work for you, but I hope you can find something that does!
Yes there is a pdf you can buy! I have the Acid Monday available on Selfy for download/purchase~ https://sellfy.com/p/IDym/