It’s Amelia’s turn to get some support after she returns home from a failed league challenge. (She’s like 12-13 in this?)
“Alain, have you seen Amelia? She never misses her meal or spends this much time alone in her room…” Mairin asked her husband who had just finished his dinner.
Back when all their kids had still been living at home, the Moreau family had always eaten their dinner together, but Mari was now working as a Pokémon ranger somewhere near the seaside, and Alex was studying in Alola, so Amelia was the only child who was currently at home. But even so, she usually always showed up in the dining room when she sensed the smell of fresh food coming from the kitchen.
“No, I haven’t. This isn’t like her,” Alain too admitted. “Maybe she went out? You know, she has all those friends…”
“Right. It’s just…” Mairin took a break to think of how to form her question. “Do you think those people really are her friends? They seemed awful lot more interested in her stories about her trip and her Pokémon than in Amelia herself.”
I asked a friend (more just a school friend) who doesn’t know I have DID if he would be scared to meet someone with DID after seeing split and he said yes. Another friend told me her dad thinks people with DID are violent like how split shows…. so can people stop acting like works of fiction don’t effect how people think. They do. In fact I have heard several times there is scientific data that they do which I will try to find sources for in the morning. (Unless someone has them and can reblog adding them on) I just couldn’t sleep and wanted to make this quick post now.
If you want to go see Split for whatever reason I am not mad at you. I’m not thrilled but I’m not going to yell at you about it or call you a horrible person. All I ask is that you remember this is a work of fiction and not an accurate representation of DID. and that you ask questions if you have them to help you understand what DID really is. I would be happy to answer questions. Traumadissociation.com is a great site for info on DID. I personally am not going to see it because I don’t agree with how it represents people with DID and feel like it would probably upset me but if you really really want to see it I won’t blame you…I blame the people who made the movie and even then I tried to work with them rather than against with the PSA petition but they are ignoring us so time for a different approach I suppose…I just want to be understood and not feared. Of course I wish people wouldn’t see it but I know some people will no matter what and I respect their choice. So go see the movie if you really want to see it but don’t let it effect your opinion of us. ~Amelia
Amelia from @emo-rock-tale
I had a hard time with this piece of art, because I wanted to try something new. I wanted to use a little colour (I am reaaaally bad at coloring) and honestly? I don’t know how to feel about it. I cannot tell If this was a success or not, but I hope I didn’t screw the art with this up.
I hope you like it!