Let’s talk about Depression.

Here is a testimony about depression from a fellow blogger. Read it. It might help you or somebody you know.

This is the last reblog about this, I do not want to bore you and be the cause of bad mood.

The Tattooed Book Geek

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It’s mental health awareness week in the UK and national mental health month in the US. Due to that, I thought I’d write something a bit more personal for once. Forgoing the book reviews and memes in favour of this rambling nonsense! Yes, it’s a book blog and I’m fully aware that this isn’t a book related post, but as I already post poetry on the blog, well, to paraphrase the brat saying ‘I’m an only child, I can do what I want’ I offer you this ‘it’s my blog, I’ll do what I want‘.

Let’s start with an introduction. Hi, I’m The Tattooed Book Geek, but that’s only my blog name. I’m actually called Drew and I’ve suffered from depression, yeah that dreaded ‘D‘ word with the stigma attached to it. While I’ve never attempted it, in the past I have thought about…

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Book of the Dead

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Book of the Dead‘ or ‘Book of Coming Forth by Day‘ (translation) is part of ancient Egyptian religion. It contains all the information that a soul of someone who has passed away needs in order to get through the trials and arrive to their afterlife.

The soul of the person who has passed away enters the Hall of Two Truths. There he meets the Egyptian god called Anubis. Anubis would be waiting with a scale. One side of the scale has an ostrich feather and the other side is for the heart of the person. If the feather weighed more than the heart when Anubis put it on the scale, it would prove that the person led a good life and was allowed to go to the afterlife. Interestingly enoug, most of the ancient Egyptians seemed to be optimists. They believed that everyone would pass the test.

The book itself is actually a collection of ‘magical’ speeches and prayers that would be used by the person that died.It is written mostly on papyrus paper, but some chapters of the book are also found on coffins, tomb walls and other funeral objects.

The Egyptian civilization lasted around 3,000 years. That led to different versions of the Book of The Dead. The spells created by the priests depended upon the importance of a certain god or goddess of that time.

Gibberish #3 (1 minute read)

It took me only 3 weeks to get to the first rant in Gibberish (yay!), so without further ado…

Has anyone ever stumbled upon (or searched) the #book in the Reader section of WordPress? If you have not yet, I strongly disadvise doing it. Why you ask? I would be more than happy to explain, so let us do just that, shall we?

First thing, have you noticed a change in today’s title? Noticed the text in brackets? Congratulations! You have just learned how to steer away from garbage articles/posts, from Millionaire’s Digest team. 70% of the tag(s) are filled with this crap and it is driving me up the wall. No, it is not going to make me want to read the post because you said it will take me only a minute (as if everyone reads at the same pace by the way). What it is going to do is make me ignore the post and turn 360° and walk back the same way because I am an idiot and hate myself enough to go through this trash every single day.

Second thing, are articles like that paid for? If any of you, who are reading this, have any clue, please say so in the comments. I cannot possibly imagine how posts like that gather hundreds of likes in a matter of hours, I just cannot believe people are reading that garbage. Since the content is as fun as eating sand, I would dare to say that the likes are probably bots.

“Oh come on, it cannot be that bad.” Well let us check an example:

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This one sounds interesting. I could always use some tips on writing, so let us go ahead and see what he has to say. I mean, he will probably offer us some real, solid advice, will he not?

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WRONG! Look at this trash. Getting AIDS is probably more fun than this. Back in my days we called these lessons “common sense”. And look at the comment and like section and it has only been 2 hours since he published these exclusive tips.

Millionaire’s Digest is cancer that should be shut down immediately. I would love to see more high quality articles instead of this crap. Oh, and if you as an author of a blog publish an article under their name for money, likes or whatever – you fail at life. I am not against making money with your blog, I would do that too. But if I ever publish a low quality article just to get paid then please, put a bullet through my head.

I think I proved my point, if any of you would like to hear more from me on this topic, feel free to say so.

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To finish on a positive note, you will be getting an article on Wednesday about the Book of the Dead, so make sure to check in at 1PM UTC+1.

– Viking

4 Literacy Facts

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1. Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.

2. Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty, and 70% of adult welfare recipients have low literacy levels. There is a clear correlation between more education and higher earnings, and between higher educational scores and higher earnings.

3. Seventy-five percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. Ninety-five percent of those incarcerated are reintegrated into our communities. Research shows that inmates who are educated are 43 percent less likely to return to prison.

4. An excess of $230 billion a year in health care costs is linked to low adult literacy. Nearly half of American adults have difficulty understanding and using health information. Lack of understanding impedes adults’ abilities to make appropriate health decisions and increases the likelihood that they’ll incur higher health costs.

Source: https://proliteracy.org/resources/adult-literacy-facts

15 Odd Comic Book Facts

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1. Michael Jackson wanted to play Spider-Man so seriously he attempted to purchase Marvel Comics in the 1990’s.

2. The Incredible Hulk was initially dark however Marvel transformed him to green after issues with ink in their presses.

3. Adolf Hitler is fit as a fiddle in the Marvel universe. His awareness has been moved into a clone and he now goes by the name Hate-Monger.

4. Comic book letterers maintain a strategic distance from words like “clint” and “flick” in light of the fact that amid printing the letters can run together, making the words look like obscenity.

5. In Archie Comics, Jughead had a genuine name. His full name is Forsythe Pendleton Jones II. He has a sister named Forsythia “Jellybean” Jones.

6. “Brainiac” originates from a Superman antagonist of the same name.

7. There are more than 20 sorts of Kryptonite, including pink Kryptonite, which gives Superman gay inclinations.

8. For a period in the late 1960s to the mid ‘70s, Wonder Woman lost her forces. She didn’t wear her acclaimed outfit, but rather wore white mod garments, clearly inspired by Diana Rigg from TV’s version of The Avengers.

9. Elvis Presley cherished reading comic books as a kid. His most loved hero was Captain Marvel, Jr. It is rumoured he got the first motivation for his black hair, with the twist hanging down amidst his temple, from Captain Marvel, Jr.

10. When Joe DiMaggio was playing with the New York Yankees, he adored Superman comic books, however he was excessively embarrassed, making it impossible to purchase them himself; he thought it would harm his image. So he would send other Yankee players to go to the nearby magazine kiosk and purchase the most recent issues for him.

11. The 1940’s comic book superhero called Red Bee battled the Nazis by utilizing trained honey bees. His most loved honey bee was named Michael and lived in Red Bee’s belt clasp.

12. The Joker once served as the Iranian representative for the United Nations.

13. Superman once had his brain controlled by a scalawag named Sleez, who deceived him into recording a sex tape.

14. In another reality, Peter Parker was once nibbled by a radioactive sheep, transforming him into a hero named Sheep-Boy.

15. Nicolas Coppola took his stage name Nic (Nicolas) Cage from the Marvel character Luke Cage.