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posted by [personal profile] malnpudl at 07:45pm on 24/03/2015
I ended up asking for (and getting) a dosage increase on my antidepressant, so I'm in the midst of a few days of slow-brain grogginess and frequent nappage while my system adjusts. Various projects were delayed a bit, but all will resume shortly, as will my active engagement with life, the universe, and everything.

In the mean time, I'm continuing through the Vorkosiverse audiobooks and still finding it extremely rewarding, losing nothing of their appeal and gaining much richness on my second pass. I'm getting a deeper understanding of Miles, but still finding various supporting characters engaging me most deeply.

How you know you're reading a Bujold novel:

1) "Peculation"
2) "Precis"
3) "Decant" (used metaphorically)
4) "Gallop" (used of humans, not horses)

A quote from Komarr that resonated just as powerfully for me this time as when I first read it:

"So at the dawn of puberty she'd learned no one would defend her, she could not defend herself, and the only way to survive was to pretend to be dead."

Holy crap, does that hit home. Thus my lifelong pattern of going completely immobile in response to perceived threat of any kind (physical, emotional, or otherwise). As coping strategies go, this is almost never a good choice.

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