I was about 12-13 years old when I was giving “the talk”, but not from my parents though. In Denmark it is obligatory to have sex ed in 6th grade, and then your teachers can decide if you should have it for the rest of your time in Middle School or not (I had sex ed till 8th grade)
My parents STILL dont think I’m ready to get the talk from them because “I’m too young for that stuff”… Luckily I already had the talk, and have friends who have more knowlegde on that subject than me to help me out if I have any questions ^^
I have held back mostly on my feelings regarding the current direction of the in game lore of Warhammer 40k, because honestly I don’t like to be that person who complains about something without having a better something to offer.
So then with that in mind, here’s the skinny. I fucking hate the current lore of 40k. To be honest I have found very very very little to my liking since about the mid point of 4th edition. And coming from a guy who has been playing since the twilight years of 3rd, but made the effort to go back and read all the lore and weird side stories and dark corners of the game from before then and since then, I can honestly say the grimdark 41st millennium is not at all very grimdark anymore.
However, I’m a fan. I think true fans (NOT FANBOYS) of something take the bad with the good. Fix, ignore or try to change the bad and enjoy the good however you can if you really like something. And I do so far very much like 8th ed rules, and I don’t think I can every fully dislike 40k. Just…wow the lore has gotten so watered down. Its gone full blown cliche sci fi, with unjustifiable PC bullshit whiting out the stuff that might be considered not commercial enough for special snowflake consumption. And all this in the name of appealing to the all coveted, mythical and powerful “Wider Audience”.
And as I am not, nor will ever be an official author or creator for official 40k lore, all I can do is create my own pocket universe for the game. And since my small group of 40k pals and I have decided to kick off 8th ed with a living campaign, I have decided to create my own 40k lore narrative.
This fan narrative will basically discount most of what has been written in game from about the ending of 3rd ed-ish through parts of 4th. It will borrow from certain new events I feel have a real place in the 40k universe, but remade to actually be something less…ridiculous and honestly neither scary or grim.
This post is of the beginning intro (Which might still have lots of editing to go through as right now its just me working on it) for everyone’s interest. I plan on posting sections at a time as I finish the overall narrative for the major factions of the 40k universe, and then perhaps to an extent the lesser known factions of the under belly of the game. Enjoy, and keep it TRVE GRIMDARK.
How Do Biological Theorists Explain Abnormal Behavior?
Biological theorists view abnormal behavior as an illness brought about by malfunctioning parts of the organism. They typically point to problems in brain anatomy or brain chemistry as the cause of the problem.
- Brain Anatomy and Abnormal Behavior - The brain is made up of approximately 100 billion nerve cells, called neurons, and thousands of billions of support cells, called glia. Within the brain, large groups of neurons form distinct brain areas, one of which is known as the cerebrum. The cerebrum includes the cortex, corpus callosum, basal ganglia, hippocampus, and amygdala. Each of these brain regions control important functions: • The cortex is the outer layer of the brain. • The corpus callosum connects the brain’s two cerebral hemispheres. • The basal ganglia plays a crucial role in planning and producing movement. • The hippocampus helps regulate emotions and memory. • The amygdala plays a key role in emotional memory. Researchers have found links between certain psychological disorders and problems in specific areas of the brain. One disorder is Huntington’s disease, which is a disorder marked by violent emotional outbursts, memory loss, suicidal thinking, involuntary body movements, and absurd beliefs. It has been traced to a loss of cells in the basal ganglia and cortex.
- Brain Chemistry and Abnormal Behavior - Psychological disorders can also be related to problems in the transmission of messages from neuron to neuron. Information is communicated throughout the brain in the form of electrical impulses that travel from one neuron to one or more others. An impulse is received by a neuron’s dendrites, which then travels down the neuron’s axon, until it is finally transmitted through the nerve ending at the end of the axon to the dendrites of other neurons. • Dendrites are antenna-like extensions located at one end of the neuron. • The axon is a long fiber extending from the neuron’s body.
Since the neuron’s don’t actually touch each other, you may wonder how the messages get from the nerve ending of one neuron to the dendrites of another. A tiny space called the synapse is what separates one neuron from the next. When an electrical impulse reaches a neuron’s ending, the nerve ending is stimulated to release a chemical known as a neurotransmitter, which travels across the synaptic space to receptors on the dendrites of the neighboring neurons. After binding to the receiving neuron’s receptors, the neurotransmitters can either have an excitatory or inhibitory response. Some neurotransmitters give a message to the neurons to “fire” or trigger their own electrical impulse, while others tell receiving neurons to stop all firing.
Studies have shown that abnormal activity by some neurotransmitters can lead to certain mental disorders. For example, depression is linked to low activity of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine.
Abnormal chemical activity in the endocrine system has also been shown to be related to mental disorders. Endocrine glands, located throughout the body, work with neurons to control vital activities such as growth, reproduction, sexual activity, heart rate, body temperature, energy, and stress response. The glands release chemicals known as hormones into the bloodstream that propel body organs into action. During times of stress, for example, the adrenal glands, located on top of the kidneys, secrete the hormone cortisol to help the body deal with the stress. Abnormal secretion of this chemical has been linked to anxiety and mood disorders.
(Comer, R. J. (2004). Abnormal psychology (8th ed.). New York: Worth.)