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Post #471242 - Reply to (#471235) by Binturong
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How do you motivate yourself to do something (important) you are absolutely totally completely unwilling to do?

Start doing it? No seriously, I'm about as bad a procrastinator + ADD case as you can get, and I've learned the only way to get myself doing something is to just start the damn thing. It helps if it's due in the morning and the consequences of not doing it are pretty high, but that's not sure fire. Another thing that gets me motivated is by tricking myself into being interested in it by finding something random that looks shiny. Like if it's a coding task, I try to use a brand new library or optimize my code to death, and if it's studying I read all the history tidbits (which is random when you consider this was for math and physics tests) and I once got through a paper by writing it using a structure that matched the topic of the paper. The only other thing that works for me is working in a group, 'cause then other people are doing it too so you get into it.

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Most of being socially adept just amounts to being nice and considerate...

And not too intense. As a veteran of quite a few geek scenes, the key to not scaring people is to not come off as one of those stereotypical panting otuku that even mangas make fun of. Even I find them off putting, and I'm about as hardcore geeky as you can get.

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Okay... in this vid, what's the name of the really pretty background song that plays for the first sixteen seconds?

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if you look up the zelda: ocarina of times music, it's called "sheik." check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRKAZrMXm4c

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if you look up the zelda: ocarina of times music, it's called "sheik." check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRKAZrMXm4c

Oh my goodness, so obvious! *hits herself over and over* Thank you soooo much!!!

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lols, glad it helped ^.^ (certainly helped me prolong my procrastination...)

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How do you motivate yourself to do something (important) you are absolutely totally completely unwilling to do?

Promise yourself a cookie if you do it

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Suck it up, and get to it. Motivation rarely comes, and you need to get it done anyway.

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Bintu, like mattai's answer, you can reward yourself with stuff... for example... red panda videos... unless of course you already watched them all... o_o

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The rainbow obsidian does look exactly like what I want. Is there a bracelet version of it, so to say? Necklaces make me feel itchy bigrazz

Yeah, the place I got mine from (local crystal store at the harbour near my house) had bracelets too. I actually bought one, but it was made up of shards of the crystal. Not especially sharp, but pretty scratchy. I could never get used to it so I gave it away.

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is it just me or are those stories completely identical?

was romeo and juliet inspired from the tale of tristan and isolde?i mean,i saw the movie yesterday and they might as well scratch the title and call it romeo and juliet instead

and,the hunger games is a total copy of battle royale,i searched in wikipedia and other places but they all say that "the author was inspired from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the Iraq War. The two blended together and the idea of children fighting each other to the death was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus also served as inspiration for the book" yeah right. :l

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The rainbow obsidian does look exactly like what I want. Is there a bracelet version of it, so to say? Necklaces make me feel itchy bigrazz

Yeah, the place I got mine from (local crystal store at the harbour near my house) had bracelets too. I actually bought one, but it was made up of shards of the crystal. Not especially sharp, but pretty scratchy. I could never get used to it so I gave it away.


Thanks, I'll look for it smile

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How do you motivate yourself to do something (important) you are absolutely totally completely unwilling to do?


there's no way you would be motivated doing something you don't like. just get to it and hopefully you can work things out.

there's that self-reward method too, but that never works for me. i don't know what kind of reward people give themselves but some days ago i downloaded a bunch of anime episodes and promised myself to watch them after having my study done. i ended up watching them all before study. the next day i added in some restrictions. i threw out my laptop to the corridor and locked the door, tried to create a diversion-free environment. after an hour i cuddled my pillow and went to sleep.
and it is high school graduation test i'm talking about here...

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was romeo and juliet inspired from the tale of tristan and isolde?i mean,i saw the movie yesterday and they might as well scratch the title and call it romeo and juliet instead

It's discussed in the introduction to some of the published versions of the play (I think I saw it in the penguin edition)

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yeah right. :l

According to wiki, the term battle royal has been around since ancient Greece 'cause the concept is really that old - the whole myth of the minatour and gladiators - yeah, Collins borrows super heavily from Greco-Roman mythology and makes that clear in whole thematic naming scheme of Panem. She takes it in such a different thematic direction than Battle Royale that I'm inclined to believe that she was going off the earlier stuff but *shrugs* yeah they are similar. here's a good write up on why it probably wasn't plagerism

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is it just me or are those stories completely identical?

was romeo and juliet inspired from the tale of tristan and isolde?i mean,i saw the movie yesterday and they might as well scratch the title and call it romeo and juliet instead

and,the hunger games is a total copy of battle royale,i searched in wikipedia and other places but they all say that "the author was inspired from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the Iraq War. The two blended together and the idea of children fighting each other to the death was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus also served as inspiration for the book" yeah right. :l


No, it's not; rather the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, which is much older. Shakespeare often based his plays on Greek myths. What you see in Romeo and Juliet is the performance of a play (in this case Pyramus and Thisbe) within the play; you also see this in Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, etc.
The fact that a tale of Pyramus and Thisbe is acted out within Romeo and Juliet already tells you that this is most likely the source material; so, there is no need to go looking for external sources.
Moreover, Shakespeare was writing in the Elizabethan period, which was the height of the English Renaissance; so, a classical source like Pyramus and Thisbe is far more likely than Tristan and Isolt which is part of the Arthurian legend and follows the tradition of chivalric romance; chivalric romance has its origins in French aristocratic writings.
Plus, Tristan and Isolt deals with the Matter of Britain; so it is unlikely that it was taken as a model for a play during the Renaissance.

And there are no children fighting each other in the myth of Theseus; saying the inspiration was Lord of the Flies would have been more credible (on the author's part) bigrazz .

Edit: It's been a while since I read Romeo and Juliet, and it seems I got a few things mixed up in my mind; the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe is actually acted out in A Midsummer Night's Dream; but that still proves that Shakespeare knew the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, and it doesn't change that the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe is a far more likely source than Tristan and Isolt.
Plus, Tristan and Isolt engage in adulterous love, which is not the case in Romeo and Juliet, and Shakespeare uses a lot of themes and motifs from Pyramus and Thisbe.

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