Most Serial Killers Are Born in November

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My first reaction as a psychology student is “This got to be false!” How is it possible that the month of birth can be correlated to a person’s psychopathic tendency? Are there specific characteristics or happenings of specific months that could possibly contribute to a person’s gene that causes them to be serial killers?!

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Tumblr is such a weird place… like completely detached from reality. In the real world, I’m just a guy who makes YouTube videos. But according to Tumblr, I’m some kind of criminal psychopath… guys, this isn’t a comic book, this is real life. If I was what this alleged danger to society all those obsessed people keep saying I am, I would be in jail. You can take your meds & calm down now. It’ll be ok.
M&M Daily Recap September 21st, 2014

So, It seems like lately (at least for this heavenly week we’re having) there has been something “good” to wake up to every day and today was no exception.  This morning I woke up to find that Maks liked Meryl’s IG post. :)

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You remember her post, right?  This one?

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"All our sweetest hours fly fastest."  That is a very sweet and romantic statement.  Not really the buddy-buddy "Time flies when you’re having fun" type of statement.  It made me happy to see this.

Sheri Leblanc posted a link to a very interesting article about internet trolls.  

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-online-secrets/201409/internet-trolls-are-narcissists-psychopaths-and-sadists?tr=MostViewed

Turns out they are almost exclusively Narcissists, psychopaths and sadist. No surprise there.  The last paragraph of the article was very significant to me.  It points out that they derive great pleasure from getting a response from the person they are trolling.  So, their advise?  IGNORE THEM!!  Take away message: Don’t feed the trolls!

On Friday, 9/26 David Tutera’s CELEbrations featuring the wedding of Jonathan Platero and Oksana Dmythenko’s wedding will air on WETV at 9pm EST and will repeat at 10pm EST.  This is the wedding that Maks and many other DWTS dancers attended the weekend Meryl returned from Hawaii.

It was pointed out that Maks did the same movement therapy program at the same hospital as Charlie and Meryl back in 2011.  

Tricia posted a photo and 2 videos and a 3 part recap of her time with Serge at the private Dance lesson.  Excellent recaps as always.  All of this goodness can be found on her blog trocoloca.

Parts 1, 2, and3 can be found here: http://trocoloca.tumblr.com/post/98083559617/dwts-dancing-with-the-serge-recap-part-1

 http://trocoloca.tumblr.com/post/98087553622/dwts-dancing-with-the-serge-recap-part-2

http://trocoloca.tumblr.com/post/98091770067/dwts-dancing-with-the-serge-recap-part-3

On top of this she tweeted Serge and got all kinds of interaction with him on twitter.  He also liked and commented on the photo she posted of them :)  Go Tricia!

Meryl posted a photo of Charlie at a chalkboard and wrote #fairplay at work Classroom Champions.  So, now we know why Meryl had to fly back yesterday instead of today.  Also, Papahenza favorited her tweet!

Next she tweeted some support for Cody with this tweet:

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Meryl also tweeted, “So much respect” with a link to Emma Watson’s speech on gender inequality.  Link here: http://www.eonline.com/news/581276/emma-watson-gives-emotional-powerful-speech-at-u-n-about-gender-inequality-check-out-a-transcript-and-a-video?cmpid=tweol-manual

We got some great “new” and “new to us” photos from Line.  You can find them at maksylmyheart.  Thanks so much for all you do to find us photos of our favorite pair.

Kristen also updated her post about our wonderful week and it can be found here:

http://kbnello.tumblr.com/post/97967775634/how-many-times-can-a-maksyl-shipper-die-from-feels-in

Some people curious about DWTS contracts found the link to Shawn Johnson’s contract here:

http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0327_shawn_cast_member.swf

The clause about not dancing in public for one year after the last episode you are in is section 6.c.  If Meryl’s contract is the same, she will not be able to dance with Maks for profit until after May 20th, 2015.

Here is a link to Cody’s song that Meryl tweeted about and the lyrics.  I won’t make any comments, just leave this here for everyone to enjoy ;)

https://soundcloud.com/atlanticrecords/cody-simpson-la-da-dee-1

"La Da Dee"

There’s no way to say this song’s about someone else
Every time you’re not in my arms
I start to lose myself
Someone please pass me my shades
Don’t let ‘em see me down
You have taken over my days
So tonight I’m going out

Yet I’m feeling like
There is no better place than right by your side
I had a little taste
And I’ll only spoil the party anyway
‘Cause all the girls are looking fine
But you’re the only one on my mind

La da dee
La da dee doo
La da da me
La da da you
La da dee
La da dee doo
There’s only me
There’s only you
La da dee
La da dee doo
La da da me
La da da you
La da dee
La da dee doo
When you were gone I think of you

All these places packed with people
But your face is all I see
And the music’s way too loud
But your voice won’t let me be
So many pretty girls around
They’re just dressing to impress
But the thought of you alone has got me spun
And I don’t know what to say next

Yet I’m feeling like
There is no better place than right by your side
I had a little taste
And I’ll only spoil the party anyway
‘Cause all the girls are looking fine
But you’re the only one on my mind

La da dee
La da dee doo
La da da me
La da da you
La da dee
La da dee doo
There’s only me
There’s only you
La da dee
La da dee doo
La da da me
La da da you
La da dee
La da dee doo
When you were gone I think of you
[x2]

I pretend the night is so beautiful
Take a photo with the bros
La da dee
La da da doo
They won’t see through my disguise
Right here behind my eyes
Replaying in my mind
La de da

Yet I’m feeling like
There is no better place than right by your side
I had a little taste
And I’ll only spoil the party anyway
‘Cause all the girls are looking fine
But you’re the only one on my mind

La da dee
La da dee doo
La da da me
La da da you
La da dee
La da dee doo
There’s only me
There’s only you
La da dee
La da dee doo
La da da me
La da da you
La da dee
La da dee doo
When you were gone I think of you
[x2]

I guess Maks didn’t want to get left out in the song department today so he added this one to his sound cloud :)

"Classic"

Hey! Where’s the drums?

Oh whoa-oh-oh-oh

Let’s go!

[Tony:]
Ooh girl you’re shining
Like a 5th avenue diamond
And they don’t make you like they used to
You’re never going out of style

Ooh pretty baby
This world might’ve gone crazy
The way you save me
Who can blame me
When I just wanna make you smile?

[Hook:]
I wanna thrill you like Michael
I wanna kiss you like Prince
Let’s get it on like Marvin Gaye
Like Hathaway
Write a song for you like this

[Chorus:]
You’re over my head
I’m out of my mind
Thinking I was born in the wrong time
One of a kind, living in a world gone plastic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you,
Baby you’re so classic

Four dozen of roses
Anything for you to notice
All the way to serenade you
Doing it Sinatra style

Ima pick you up in a Cadillac
Like a gentleman bringin’ glamour back
Keep it reel to reel in the way I feel
I could walk you down the aisle

[Hook:]
I wanna thrill you like Michael
I wanna kiss you like Prince
Let’s get it on like Marvin Gaye
Like Hathaway
Write a song for you like this

[Chorus:]
You’re over my head
I’m out of my mind
Thinking I was born in the wrong time
It’s love on rewind,
Everything is so throwback-ish (I kinda like it, like it)
Out of my league
Old school chic
Like a movie star
From the silver screen
You’re one of a kind living in a world gone plastic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic

[Malcolm:]
Baby you’re class and baby you’re sick
I never met a girl like you ever til we met
A star in the 40s, centrefold in the 50s
Got me tripping out like the sixties
Hippies Queen of the discotheque
A 70s dream and an 80s best
Hepburn, Beyoncé, Marilyn, Massive
Girl you’re timeless, just so classic

[Chorus:]
You’re over my head I’m out of my mind
Thinking I was born in the wrong time
It’s love on rewind,
Everything is so throwback-ish (I kinda like it, like it)
Out of my league
Old school chic
Like a movie star
From the silver screen
You’re one of a kind living in a world gone plastic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic

And last, but not least, yet another updated schedule.  Thanks so much dolphin  :)

2014

Meryl: Sept 22 Roeper Lower School Special Assembly (Bloomfield)

Meryl: Sept 26: Special Olympics Opening 7:30 Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. (http://www.somi.org/events/fallgames.html#.VB9B8eYtCpp)

Maks: Sept 27:Alfalit Event 6:30 (Miami) (https://english.alfalit.org/event/#)

Maks: Byrd and the Bees filming Scotland(tentative Sept)

Meryl: Oct 4: Carnival on Ice (Japan)( http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2014/)

Meryl: Oct 15: 35th Annual Salute to Women in Sports (NYC)

Meryl: Nov 2: Golden Moments Charity Skating Event (San Jose)

Meryl: Nov 15: PANDORA Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice(Jacksonville)

Possible DWTS Finale

Meryl: Nov 19: Ritz Reynolds Plantation Lake Oconee Georgia (http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Rewards/Promotions/Davis-and-White.htm)

Meryl: Nov 27: Detroit Thanksgiving Parade

Meryl: Nov 29: Galleria Dallas Macy’s Tree Lighting

Meryl: Dec 13: Progressive Skating and Gymnastics (Jamestown NY)

Meryl and Maks: Dec 16: Shall We Dance (Bloomington, Ill)

Meryl: Dec 20: Pandora Unforgettable Moments (Las Vegas)

2015

Maks: Jan10: 11th Annual Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala (Phoenix)

anonymous said:

Can you explain the difference between psychopathy and sociopathy?

They’re very similar but they are two different disorders. A sociopath suffers from an anti social personality disorder while a psychopath suffers from psychopathy. In terms of their behaviour they show different levels of ‘organisation’ and ‘impulsiveness’, they both have different causes too, sociopathy is a disorder based on environment, while psychopathy is a disorder based on biology. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably to refer to the same thing, it just really depends on who you are talking to or asking.

Although in the most recent DSM they are both under an umbrella term of antisocial personality disorder, which is so stupid! ASPD isn’t synonymous with psychopathy as the diagnostic criteria isn’t the same. ASPD is based on behavioural patterns while psychopathy is also characterised by subjective judgments of personality traits.

Also, the DSM-V working party has recommended a subtype “Antisocial/Psychopathic Type” which would make more sense! They change it so much, so I won’t be surprised if they add them back one day.

Asylum!5SOS Prologue

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Calum: 17: Pyromania - an obsessive desire to set fire to things.

Calum had always loved to play with fire. He spent most of his childhood staring at the lit fireplace, throwing twigs in that he had collected and watching them turn into ash. He was bullied for 5 years by Jonny. He took up smoking because he loved the way it burned, it was therapeutic for him and helped him forget about what the Jonny said and did to him. At the age of 16 he took his love to the next level when Jonny took his lighter and broke it. He burned down his house that night using turpentine and his new lighter, killing Jonny. He felt an overwhelming sense of satisfaction and wasn’t caught for a week, only discovered when he set fire to the forest down the street from the police station, where he was tested and put in Denbigh Asylum.

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Mona: 16: Psychopath/serial killer: a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour.

Mona grew up in an abusive family, often watching her father beat her mother for minuscule mistakes. When she reached the age of 11, her father began using her as a prostitute, selling sex to his friends for money, and for himself. She got severe depression very quickly due to the excessive amounts of times she was raped. She lived in her father’s basement for most of her life until she devised a plot. She carried a knife in her boots on her 16th birthday, the night when her father set her up to have sex with 3 of his friends over the space of 1 hour. She slit the rapists neck when he were mid-orgasm, leaving with the money and moving onto the next repeating each method. When she came home she found her father asleep, and stabbed him 6 times in the chest, being careful not to stab any major organ, letting him bleed out, carefully watching with a smirk on her face.  On each man’s chest, she carved a message. She was caught 2 hours later and put in Denbigh Asylum.

 

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Michael: 21: Severe Intermittent explosive disorder – Repeated episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behaviour or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation.

Michael lived a fairly normal childhood with loving parents and had many friends for a while, despite having a few anger issues, but it was taken away when he was 14. When he was a toddler he would hit his parents if he didn’t get his way, which developed into beating people up from the age of 5 when they said something that was ever so slightly out of line. He began losing all his friends in fear that he would hurt them. He was expelled in 4 schools by the age of 13 due to his explosive behaviour then was sent to a school specifically for children with anger issues. He was kept there for a year until another child said something about him which sent him into a rage, beating the boy close to death. When they managed to restrain him, they sent him to West Park Asylum to live until he learned to control his impotent rage. 

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Nadia: 19: Bipolar: characterized by both manic and depressive episodes, or manic ones only.

Nadia grew up in a strict Christian household, having a long list of what she could and couldn’t do. Failure to abide by the rules led to being punished, Nadia’s least favourite was being caned by her father. However, Nadia became less and less affected by the spanking which gave her some confidence to rebel. She started hanging out with the stoners of her school, joining them in daily sessions getting high by the river at the age of 14. After 2 years of smoking at least 4 times a week, she had a bad reaction causing her to get severe bipolar disorder, switching from the happiest girl in the world who had endless possibilities, into a rage, causing her to braking everything in sight. Sometimes she would just curl up in a corner to cry for hours. Her parents took her out of school when she was 17 so she couldn’t harm anyone. They brought in priests, psychiatrists, nuns and even an exorcist to try and rid her of her disorder, but it only made things worse when she was left alone one night. Her parents arrived home and not a single item remained intact, except Nadia’s extensive record collection. The next morning, she was taken to West Park Asylum.

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Luke: 15 Schizophrenia a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.

Luke’s mother had severe schizophrenia, where she was sent to High Royds asylum by her parents,. Schizophrenia can be hereditary, which is how Luke got his. He began hallucinating and became delusional, often talking to people that were not there. This began from an early age and his parents just though he was talking to an imaginary friend that is common for children have, but when he began talking to multiple people after the age of 12, his parents took him to hospital, where he was diagnosed with mild schizophrenia. Things got worse as he grew up, despite receiving regular sessions of counselling and medication. At 15, he often woke up to hear his hallucinations taunting him, causing him to scream and pull at his hair. This went on until his mother decided to send him to the same asylum she went to in hopes that it would help him as much as it helped her. 

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Evangeline: 15: Borderline personality disorder is a cluster-B personality disorder, the essential feature of which is a pattern of marked impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships and self-image.

Evangeline developed Borderline Personality disorder when she was 11, being diagnosed when she was 12 after she grew too close to a boyfriend, they had a mature sexual relationship where they shared everything with each other. He was her only friend and she trusted him with everything, they were communicating 20/7 and clinging to him whenever they were together, until he heartlessly dumped her in front of all the students in the cafeteria leaving her empty. He abandoned her, when she needed him most as her parents had decided to get a divorce that morning so her father could run off with the neighbour’s dog-walker. Her mother couldn’t deal with her mood swings, and put her in High Royds Asylum when she threatened to kill herself if her mother left her alone to go on a date at the age of 14.

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Ash: 25: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ash joined the army at the age of 16 because he wanted to fight for his country. He served for 7 years, losing many friends throughout the war. When he was 20, he married his high school sweet heart in Iraq as she joined the military alongside Ash. However, when they were out on a rescue mission, they were ambushed. Ashton screamed as he watched his wife get shot in the chest 4 times and once between her eyes. He managed to escape but was removed from his duty due to extreme behaviour changes after the death of his wife. He was treated for post-traumatic stress disorder or ‘shell shock’ in Whittingham Asylum. He only came in for counselling 3 times a week, but due to the severity of his case, he became a residential patient.

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Leia: 22: Mute with social anxiety.

Leia was born mute, struggling with words her entire life. She could only speak small and simple sentences, but her school work said otherwise, giving her A+ grades in many classes. Due to her inability to talk, she felt very isolated and eventually cut off many friendship bonds she had formed. She was bullied by her fellow students because she couldn’t speak more than 2 words without stuttering. She eventually developed social anxiety because of the lack of social communication, becoming afraid to talk to more than 1 person at a time. Her friends and family got worried about her social anxiety and being mute so she began receiving counselling at Whittingham Asylum, one of the best. Her mother bought a room for her to stay in, against Leia’s will, as it was too far for her to travel and her mother was tired of taking care of her.

Snapped!Len (for ataskmayu)

Ah, how did this happen…? There’s blood everywhere, damn.

But the small boy only laughed, and hell no it isn’t that cute, breathy little laugh he gave all the time. No, this was full on psychopathic laughing at the dead corpse in front of him. He smiled at him, tilting his head just slightly.

"I told you to listen! Ohhh~ but you didn’t…This is what happens when you don’t listen."

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Mona Vanderwaal
Oh Mona, I’ll miss you. You were bat shxt crazy borderline psychopath for a little while there but you died trying for redemption. You realized you were wrong and you admitted it, sucks that you died like that.

Reformed Villainess and Genius

It sucks that Alison turned her back into crazy Mona before she died.

#NotAllNarcissists: Dispelling myths about NPD and dismantling stigma

Hey, I’ve been formally diagnosed with NPD, and have been seeing a LOT of shit all over the internet that really is offensive, inaccurate, or offensively inaccurate. 

I’m also a psych major, in my third year of studying personality and mood psychology, as an undergrad. 

So I’m here to get to the main issues here. 

Here are some myths about NPD, and just a bit of venting and ranting about ableism that I deal with regularly: 

All narcissists are psychopaths. 

False. Psychopathy is a legal, not psychological, term, that’s used to define harmful, sadistic, and most importantly- LAW BREAKING behavior. It is most closely associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder, which while related to NPD in that it’s a Cluster-B personality disorder, it’s very different. It is possible to have both NPD and ASPD. But it’s not mega-common. Most narcissists don’t have ASPD, let alone are psychopaths. 

All narcissists lack empathy. 

This, surprisingly, is true! But a lot of neurotypical people lack empathy too. And even then, you can live a decent life without empathy. You can still live according to laws and morals. You can still have a conscience. You just… don’t necessarily relate to other peoples’ suffering in the same way as most people. 

All narcissists are manipulative. 

This is not necessarily true. It’s not in the DSM-5 that you need to be manipulative to be a narcissist. Also, some NT’s are manipulative, without even getting any sort of diagnosis. The DSM just states that you need to have impairments in identity, goal-setting, relationships and/or empathy, and be self-centered and attention-seeking. Not a single word about “manipulation.” Yes, the combination of being self-centered and the lack of empathy can lead to manipulation, but it is not in the DSM. The closest thing to “manipulative nature” that is in the DSM requirements is the description of “Intimacy problems” which states that the narcissist will generally have only superficial relationships, used to fuel their need for attention or serve a purpose in reaching goals. Is that slightly manipulative? Maybe, depending on the semantics of it all. But is it “ZOMG UR AUTOMATICALLY AN ABUSIVE CUNT”? No. Not necessarily. 

OMG ALL NARCISSISTS SHOULD GET BOILED IN ACID AND SKINNED ALIVE AND… 

STOP. If you have a problem with us lacking empathy, take a goddamn look at yourself! Just sit down, and listen. If you can’t empathize with us, you really don’t have that much empathy either, really. I know that some people have dealt with abusive narcissists before. And you’re bitter. I get that. But I’ve dealt with sexually abusive men in the past, yet I’m not a raging misandrist. You have to look beyond your personal situation and get over your prejudice, ESPECIALLY when it is targeted at a group that is already suffering in society (ever hear of a pretty little thing called stigma?) 

All narcissists have low self-esteems. 

This is also false. There are some who have low self-esteem. They project what is called “Compensatory Narcissism.” However, studies have shown that many Narcissists actually genuinely do have high views of themselves, and are along the same self-esteem/confidence spectrum as neurotypicals. (More on this: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6494.1991.tb00766.x/abstract) 

All millenials nowadays have NPD! 

You do realize that, if the DSM, either IV-TR or 5, were implemented, only up to 6.5% of the population would meet the criteria, right? There’s really no correlation between NPD and taking selfies. Unless you take selfies because you’re genuinely convinced that you’re better than everyone else and use them as a way to channel this feeling of superiority, and that all other peoples’ selfies suck compared to yours, or if you see one better than yours, you want to print it out and burn it. See the difference? 

NPD? That just describes like 90% of all women! Haha! 

First off, comments like this are hella sexist so just… no. Secondly, around 50-75% of people with NPD are male. One study showed that men had almost twice the rates of NPD than women. (Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18557663) 

It’s ok to hate all narcissists because I’m their collective victim! 

You have to realize that NPD is often caused by having people act shitty towards you in your past. While this doesn’t make abuse of any sort ok, even at the hands of somebody with a Cluster-B personality disorder, you at least have to look at the context before lumping all of us together because of our neurotype. I have likely never been abusive towards you if you are reading this post. Yet, you hate me anyway? That seems… kinda prejudiced if you ask me. 

In short: 

If somebody is abusing you and has NPD, blame the person, not their disorder. It’s an explanation for shitty actions, but never an excuse. But likewise, don’t overcompensate for your trauma and start lashing out at all narcissists because of what one or two people did to you. If you really do value empathy and being a decent person, and being the better person in the scenario, you’ll get that. Remember that I’m just a college kid sitting behind a monitor. I do have feelings. I am a human being. And I’m not your abusive ex-husband. I’m not your corrupt asshole of a boss. I’m me. Treat them as them, and not an extension of me by virtue of my NPD. That’s all I ask. 

If anyone has questions about this post, or wants me to add to it, feel free to comment on it or message me! 

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