Spreading the love? About @GL_Phantasy + an Issue in Michigan


What good am I? If I don’t promote my own platform, expecting someone to see it?

Once in a while, on social media, I like to share news or some knowledgeable tidbits that I happen to pass by. About future developments such as what we see in outer space, renewable gas, school techniques, touching stories about the handicapped, local sports, military, etc. Not necessarily politics. Something with some kind of meaning. So, I made an account to spread interest in different themes.

Maybe I didn’t think too ahead.

To provide advertisement, networking, and maybe advice with research. For example, you want to work in psychology so you and I should find a way to spread counseling (or maybe you want to be a teacher, and you want to do writing). For example on writing, you can give me one of your essays to put on my blog. Also, advertising donation pages, and maybe my own personal projects if I ever find time.

I’m not too embarrassed by it. It’s something that I always enjoyed. It’s something I think social media should be used for.

On the deeper end, it is a selfish reason to grow money. I also have my insecurities as desirable money doesn’t come soon and net popularity is unpredictable.

Being human, I can be selfish and financial insecurity is one of the top issues in the United States.

  • BOSTON REVIEW: 80 Percent of Americans Experience Economic Insecurity (Fischer)
  • theatlantic.com: What Is Driving America’s Financial Woes? (Green)
  • It’s funny when people can get paid for their own opinion or sharing information via free writing, or exposing rhetoric. It is not that strange to do then?

    I even considered AdSense and changing the blog address, since the website’s name is a bit ridiculous, and who is interested in a person called “Doggie”? You don’t exactly find a place called “Supra anything” and expect something useful. It is indeed in the name. You see “Conservative Wagon”, you think political; you see “StickWithIt”, you may think…of a few things.

    More importantly, the views don’t stack up so it’s not a good idea for me to try Adsense. Various people always note about the unpredictability of net popularity.

    TO be honest, despite the blog address, I want people to read more. That’s why I do comic reviews. I plan to do more for novels.

    My six-year-old niece is in a growing psychological stage in her life and has to start being more comfortable in reading. She’s also saving money in her piggie bank (or trying to). Reading is a growing problem in Michigan, particularly southern Michigan (AKA: The troll land), where over 80% of the Detroit residents are not proficient in reading and math. For the latter, I’m probably one of them and I stay clear from accounting.

    Apparently, in Detroit, it is getting so bad that they have to sue the goverment and local teachers for making their children illiterate. I even brought that up at one point.

    CNSNews.com: Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math

    CNS states 90%, while I see comments starting 50%; it’s still too high. Among that, there is also the issue with real estate and crime.

    The Convo: Detroit’s Recovery – The Glass is Half Full

    SDW: Literacy Lawsuit in Detroit

    Glove State Murder, Crime, and Jesus Complex?

    So, I thought, “If I could do something, I’d like it”. At the most, I can only offer exposure for these articles whether they are frauds or not.

    Sacrilegious Hot Mess | Kamen Rider Amazons S2 1-11 #仮面ライダーアマゾンズ


    I can’t even find a joke. Nearly every episode, I feel like I’m blighted and vomited my soul out. Somehow, the violence became worse, and so did the entire situation. Even back at the end of S1, I felt like nothing was solved, despite the plot surrounding the removing the dangerous Amazons.

    I think I officially fear females being writers, and funny enough, Kobayashu Yasuko is responsible, partially or fully, for OOOs, Ryuki, Gobusters, Denoh and Tokkyuger. She also participated in Attack on Titan, episodes of GEAR FIGHTER DENDOH, and many others.

    If AMAZONS has cons then it’s the alternating goals of the cast and the stubbornness of 2nd season’s main character. It pretty much turns into civil war. There isn’t a black and white sense of good and evil in AMAZONS. Human morality isn’t clear as humans are in danger of a large threat, at least in Japan, and that is the threat of turning into murderous monsters and getting hunted down. In S1, we ask, or Haruka asks, if killing and eating a “former” human is okay?

    As Amazons S2 nears the end, I think we’re sighing relief.

    I can’t help but see Rider BLADE-Kenzaki in this Amazon Neo. Chihiro can’t fight that well though.

    SPOILERS! ALL OF IT!

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    Illness? Sketch a Day + DF Dendoh Lyrics and Game #GEAR戦士電童


    A small follow up from yesterday’s article Quick Impressions of GEAR FIGHTER DENDOH!

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    I am a bit ill so here’s a Sketch today and some lyrics that I’ve been wondering about when I started the Dendoh series. So episode 1’s intro song, and occasional scene music, is called “Heaven’s Premonition” (天空の予感; tenkuu no yokan). I thought it was a good insert for the scene where the Data Weapons scatter across the earth, and seeing a mysterious little girl stumbling across a beach.

    天空の予感

    If I were the sun,
    I’d be gone.
    If I were the moon,
    had be gone.

    If I were the sky,
    I’d be gone.
    and If I were the star,
    had be gone.

    If I talk with you,
    I could Dream, may be free.

    So you know,
    I were alone so long

    If I were the sun, I’d be gone.
    If I were the moon, had be gone.

    By the way, here’s footage of the PS1 game:

    Unacceptable. Words for mental abuse online #health #support


    So far,  I made a couple of entries on information, what’s relayed, by who, and about the consideration of conducting oneself. One’s character.

    Months ago, I saw something that made me irate, but more so, I became impressed by the aftermath.

    This is Doggie Simmer Talk.

    Who is deserving of online abuse and why?

    Not sure what I would call her. She’s not my “friend” even though I’d secretly like her to be (did I say “secret”?). I’ll keep it anonymous.  Let’s call her “Lady M”, like Mikumo from Macross.

    She’s “young” and talented with the big sister title.

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    Popularity could be synonymous to “knowing thoroughly what he/she does”. Whether it is broadcasting, which I always loved, culinary, writing, or singing.

    But I respect her. This Lady M. I don’t like the idea of someone being put under another due to popularity. However, if it weren’t for popularity, some wouldn’t follow in “Lady M’s” footsteps. Some people, notable names even, aspire to be her or work with her.

    M seemed to have be accused for “self-promotion”. In other words, an unworthy human being; maybe a washout even? There is a gap within the “popularity level”. Also, she might’eve been called bad names and was frequently disparaged.

    Why was such hatred received?

    Jealously? A thrill? A deceptive truth?

    Lady M was being susceptible to abuse for some time. It is perhaps the reason why she’s been fickle and upset over “her words”. Grieving over it as if she received some attacks that most could not see. One point she put her foot down and revealed this abuse.

    “That is not my intention”.

    “Those words, do not send them to another woman aside from myself!”

    It is possible that she “isn’t nice“.  Who isn’t rash and who doesn’t get angry and say a harsh thing? Especially on social media? However, so far, from my own impression, M is pretty accepting to a follower or a random stranger, easily inspired, and does not say a cruel thing. People who have worked with her has stated the same thing: “Heart is nice”, “big-hearted”, “nice big sister”, relatively the same.

    They describe her as “温かい” (atatakai) and “大らか” (ooraka; generous). This is a reply to someone who said that M “seemed scary”:

    ええっ⁉︎ 優しいよ〜(^ー^)ノ💕
    まぁ声も強いし、キャラのイメージもあるんだろうね^_−☆
    ハッキリした方だけど、心はあったかいんでござるよ

    “Huh?! She’s tender.

    Voice is strong, and so is the character’s image. [The character is strong too]

    A blunt person, however, has a warm heart.”

    From my POV, M does say many strange phrases (ie: “A man holding a purse is odd” or along those lines) but often apologizes for it. The “blunt person” part may be true after all. It’s not entirely the abuse. M always says “Sorry u(_-_)u” for an awkward phrase. Those who receive scathing words are usually those who dedicate their time and their actions to being negative to others. Take politicians for example.

    So far, she hasn’t said anything personal or political, and often praises/thanks others, commenting that she is “healed by gentle words”.

     

    For those who witnessed the abuse was quite supportive, and M thanked them.

    Doggie Thoughts

    I’ve seen this before, the belittlement of someone being “not popular enough”. An actor could retire for not receiving enough roles, let alone main roles,  as it is a demanding, competitive, and wide industry, and someone could leave a comment such as “I don’t know you, so good for you” or “Great”.

    For Lady M personally, it is extreme ignorance. There can be more said, but that is all.

    To quote www.nyfa.edu: “you need to survive physically and mentally.”

    Also, do not quit. After so many years, Lady M has not quit. Don’t think of yourself as useless and don’t let anyone else say so. And if you’re wrong, be humble and reflect on the mistake/words.

     

     

     

    “Awarded free rent?” Annotated bibliography about homelessness in #Michigan


    Today, I was reordering my computer files, and I came across something from last year’s winter: A document on my short research on homelessness, and it made me recall on some assignments that I did. I was aiming for an idea on how to reduce homelessness/beggars as it poses a huge issue in southeast Michigan (before that, I focused on animal abuse), but I mostly ended up with data.

    Art and fitness, to me, is very important in mental health and plays a big role in Michigan lifestyle. Take a look at the League of Michigan Bicyclists and the Michigan Bicycle Racing Association. Also, Detroit is home to one of the nation’s most renowned museums: The Detroit Institute of Arts.

    The following is what I gathered for my assignments. Also, I advise to never sleep in a dumpster to save your life.

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    Doggie Daily Life #mentalhealth #health #Professionalism


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    Short version: I talk about daily life and how noise affects the brain.

    These past three weeks I’ve been hard myself.

    It is a typical feeling for anyone to have if there’s little going on in one’s life, if finances are low, if there’s lack of friends, etc. First week, I became sick, then afterwards, I felt the pressure of getting work done. Once more, I felt like I “missed my chance”.

    I even considered stopping Twitter.

    I might not be the wisest or most informative person in the world, especially for blogging world, but while I was teetering over the choices of how to use WP and why, I came up with the thought that I had plenty to share. Thoughts that I wanted to share just like everyone else. It took me so long because I was scared. I did arbitrary blogging few time before, and I knew that I made rash decisions, thinking that they were the right thing to do. I thought I had enough reasoning and persuasive skill. However, being rash ended up with unfavorable results.

    Unfavorable results such as proving my nativity and ignorance to a wide audience and getting embarrassed. Proving that, when I thought I could do critical analysis, my attempts bombed.

    Still, I wanted to keep trying. Maybe because I always liked to write since I was younger. When its something from youth, it can’t easily go away.

    So I came with the decision that I disliked thinking of the words “Not sure” and “I can’t do it”. Being fixed in one place due to fear isn’t healthy. Instead, I thought of “What could I expose?”, “How can I help?”, and more importantly, “Who can I touch?” and “What will the future will hold?” How can I be an asset? To someone or something?

    “Who can I find?”

    Why are these thoughts so strong? What is the path to a faithful life? I often wondered over being “accepted” and what I could do?

    I am a very ordinary person. Currently, I work part-time and I’m a part-time student, along with babysitting my niece. Not my daughter, but my niece. Long story behind that. A common day is getting up for work, preparing breakfast for both myself and niece before school. I try to take a couple days off to focus on homework. At the moment, I am unable to make living wage. Full-time is out of my reach, so I sought for a better degree/program. However, you can’t ignore children.

    You can’t ignore elders either. And both “focus” and “demand” just doesn’t connect. It is difficult to focus on myself when others desire my attention. That is especially when a child is starting to grow psychologically, and teaching starts at home.

    “{Auntie], look at this.”
    “Can I have this?”
    “Can you do this?”
    “Well, what are you doing?”
    “Are you done yet?”
    “Can you change the channel?”
    “I’m hungry!”

    So, in the afternoon-evening, I have to look over niece’s homework, if she has any, and a list of supplementary tasks such as reading and preparing for the MAP. Unfortunately, I am not a genius and I’m not quick, especially when there’s so much disruption. Next thing you know, I have three assignments, one being an essay. Imagine the research that is needed. A lot of patience and time is needed, the day’s light dwindles every passing hour. I get little done. Too many voices, too much moving around, too much blanking. This is the same case with leisurely projects such as trying to think up a novel, or thinking up an elaborate blog entry.

    Then, I get the complaint that I’ll make the child “a hermit” if I keep her, my niece, in the house for too long.

    For the longest time, I didn’t care about myself. Few years ago, I’ve decided to change that, and that’s where the aggravation comes from. Especially when I see those doing “better” than me, improving more than me. Especially with little competence. I want to show professionalism and live a life. My passion could be used for something much more.

    That will come in another entry.

    Stress is a factor. Long before niece, a family member would rock in her chair and it would tap the ground, creating an intermittent noise almost every day. So, I guess I get a case of constant disruption. So, I’m incredibly shrewd and impatient with sounds. I don’t even like it when niece talks sometimes, and I have to restrain my anger when I hear her call me. Other that that, we get along quite well.

    When I’m doing homework, studying, I often find myself playing calming music. From just listening to classical to Legend of Zelda medley. It gives me some comfort.

    SOURCE: The brain’s ‘stopping’ mechanism can be triggered by sounds to derail your train of thought | DailyMail

    For the majority of the trials, participants were played a simple tone, but occasionally would be played a section of birdsong, which acted as a minor distraction.

    The scans showed that the unexpected interruption resulted in activity in the STN, indicating that distraction produced the same signature as the brain’s stop signal for an abrupt stop to physical movement.

    In addition, more activity in the STN [subthalamic nucleus, apart of the basal ganglia] was related to a greater degree of disruption in working memory and the more likely a person was to lose track of the memory task.

    Here is more:

    SOURCE: Too Much “Noise” Can Affect Brain Development (2016; Neuro Science News)

    Using cutting-edge imaging technology, University of California, Irvine biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known at “noise) in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can lead to disruptions in brain organization during development.

    A good reason why to not yell at children, which I happen to see a lot at work and become disgusted by.

    If that’s the case…

    I would say that I am a pro at my work, because, among a group of people who disdain their job, sit in the back, and aren’t prone to doing their tasks, I deliver DELIBERATELY. I also can have plenty of sympathy when it comes to caring for people. Supporting my niece also helps in that department too.

    That is all. That is why I keep my entries short if I can help it.

    Please meet a young man named Andrew Murray #Driving #NASCAR #racing #DRIVERSAFETY


    At the time of his speeches, Andrew Murray was thirteen years old, and that makes him the youngest driver to be sanctioned into NASCAR.

    “To me, nothing is more important than driver safety.”

    This speech was from seven years ago, and is very casual and modern, but this is from a youth who can speak on motorsports with a professional clarity. Using prompt words and utensils, it shows that he indeed knows what he’s talking about. In the end, he stresses to be aware of your surroundings. Blinking your eyes, he said, takes about 1.5 seconds. Imagine that going 40 mph, let alone sneezing, texting, reaching for your drink (or radio dial), etc.

    It is a proposal to take action for something quite important in ordinary life. This is especially for young drivers (or those under 25 years old), who are often a part part of fatal accidents everyday.

    Source: IIHS.org: General Statistics for fatal car accidents (2015).
    IIHS = Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

    In my state of Michigan alone, with an over 9 million population, motor fatalities are in the rate of 9.6% per 100,000. A range of 800-900 people total annually. These days, the crashes are gradually reducing. Of course, states with lower population will get higher fatality rate. Using the same source, it’s noticed that alcohol plays a high factor in Michigan’s accidents.

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    CLARK LAW OFFICE: TOP 5 Causes of Car Accidents in Michigan

    1.) Distracted Drivers
    2.) Drunk Driving
    3.) Bad Weather Conditions
    4.) Excessive Speeding
    5.) Falling asleep at the wheel (or any kind of fatigue)