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23 September 2010 @ 02:21 pm
Can't...stop...eating...pasta. It is seriously the most amazing thing on this planet right now.

Also in class today we were learning about psychoanalysis and psychodynamics. The lecturer is the head of the program and someone I really admire. He was giving his lecture and he got to the point where Freud's theories had been talked about and he said something about them influencing other theories like Erikson's and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. And how if we find a balance between the id (imagine Captain 'find me a space whore to bang' Kirk) and the superego ('I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer' Bones) balanced by the ego (Why hello, logical Spock) "then you can share yourself completely with someone without losing your individuality. This is called real intimacy" and then he clicked the button to show the picture at the top of his little diagrammy pyramid thing which illustrated true intimacy.

It was a gay couple and they were embracing and adorable and not even white. He made no comment about that, just moved right on to the next slide as if it was the most natural thing in the world. And I just sat there and thought...thank you. Thank you for putting that in there at all, when most people automatically put pictures of straight couples in because we live in a vastly white, heteronormative society. And it wouldn't have been offensive at all to have a white, straight couple up there, but the fact that he thought to seek out a picture of a gay couple for it, and he didn't even do it to make some obvious statement or draw attention to it because it was natural to him...it made me so happy. So here I am drawing attention to it ;) but honestly, I nearly burst into tears because I am overly emotional and I had two hours of sleep anyway.

God, I love New Zealand. And my course. And the people I study with. And the man who brought us all together? I reckon Dr Andrew Frost is pretty damn awesome too.

He also gave us a little (non-graded but for fun) quiz on Freud. In the last question, he spelled Freud as 'fraud'. I loled and said, "Freudian slip?!" and he was like "what? NO!!!" Aahhahaaa. I got 16/20 right on the quiz. I blame going to Vienna for this! I went to his study and then peed in his toilet.

True story ♥
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Big Bang Theory~Sheldon can smile!artemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
I grinned so widely, I think I looked manic!!
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: I lose my wingsartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Ahhaha yay your icon too!

It's a social work course and the vast lot of them are all very accepting and they promote the same things in our practice. This wasn't something I've seen anyone else do though. Which is sad because in a way, I wish it wasn't so unique. But hey, it starts with one!
Lauren Christensen: [POC] jack and thump thumppretty_kozi on September 23rd, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Freudian slip makes me think of Oedipus now...and you've reminded me I need to update that kid.

Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL~Bianca faithful oneartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
Hhehehee will he call Freud a Fraud?!
Lauren Christensen: [Amadeus] zomgod lolpretty_kozi on September 23rd, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I wouldn't put it past him. To Oedipus Freud is nothing but a washed up heroine addict. Hahaha. Should be amusing. Maybe I'll have him get stranded on a college campus or something waiting around for a tow truck (since he's had BAD luck with his car ever since he picked up that bookshelf from some old guy in the backwoods of North Carolina or whatnot). Maybe sits in on a class because they're talkin bout Freud and the Oedipus complex. Then he'll just be like "OH HELL!"
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Tea~Tea Breakartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
You mean cocaine addict? He did love his cocaine! And his cigars.

Awwww, poor Oedipus.
Lauren Christensenpretty_kozi on September 23rd, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Ah yeah cocaine. I forgot...it was one of those 'ine' drugs. I knew it was one of them.

Yeah, I figure he should ALWAYS be cursed. Even if it's driving from state to state. I is mean to that kid.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Photography~Hair in ribbonsartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
HAHAHHA this is brilliant because that was how I was with knowing what drugs is what before I wrote a character who is a junkie. I love him! The character, not Freud. But yes, I still don't know what drugs a lot of them are. Because Things I Will Never Do. I'm off-balance enough as it is. Those herbal sleeping tablets did enough to me. Wowwwww.

Mean is fun :D
Lauren Christensen: [DBY] devilpretty_kozi on September 23rd, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Oh hey yeah I dunno much of any of that myself really. We have the same issues dude, crazy enough without any drugs. I get enough from taking a pain killer that makes me go loopy. Strong stuff. Don't need something else to make me feel awkward.

Mean IS fun. XD I like being mean to characters. It means you love them.

Lewis: Louis and Armandarmageddonriver on September 23rd, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome guy :) And I'm pretty sure I made that typo sometime recently, too...
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Secret Garden~Sands of Indiaartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Hee! Fraud! And yes, Dr Frost is an awesome guy :D
Circe: VC: WTF sparkles?_honeyspider on September 23rd, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)

(In the general sense of the word/American political sense, and not the Australian political sense.)
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Noir~This nightartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)

Awwwww shit.
Circe: BH: We are reasons so unreal_honeyspider on September 23rd, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)

Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: London~Nightartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)

Toletoley_elf on September 23rd, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
The story about the gay ppl made me nearly cry too.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL Deirdre wingsartemisofluna on September 23rd, 2010 09:52 am (UTC)
I was just so pleased.