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kittlest  asked:

My character is infected by an alien life form which causes them to grow an extra “alien” brain. Where would an organ like that be able to fit in the human body (not detectable at first glance)?

I’d go with the belly. People might think they’re just gaining weight or, perhaps, pregnant. Plus, it’s a nice throwback to Alien. 

As a consequence, the character could start having trouble moving their bowels or eating large (and progressively, small) meals, and develop significant abdominal pain, because of the pressure in their belly.

Protip: always use throwbacks to Alien. It’s one of the best science fiction stories ever told.

Alternatively, if you want to be really weird and creepy, you could have the brain develop in the uterus itself (for a female-bodied / DFAB character, obviously). You’ll be touching on the pregnancy-as-invader/parasite convention, but it’s worth considering.

Good luck! And remember…

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My character goes nonverbal during life-threatening situations (she’s a superhero). I’ve described her as only being able to make random gibberish sounding noises, and feeling like there’s a wall between her mouth and brain when she’s trying to talk to people. She doesn’t know she’s autistic and neither does anyone else. She tries to communicate with people through writing and what’s basically charades. a) is this accurate? and b) what are some common reactions to meeting someone (teenage girl) who can only make grunting/nonsensical noises? What are some bad things that might happen or that people might assume, and what are some good things? Thanks!

Your description of the hero going nonverbal and not knowing why, and the way she describes it to others, sound pretty good to me. 

Unfortunately, meeting someone who can only make noises and not speak is not generally met with a positive reaction. A neutral assumption might be that she’s deaf, but its more likely she’ll be seen as someone with an intellectual disability, some kind of psychosis, or even that she’s simply refusing to speak and making a scene to get attention or make fun of the person she’s speaking to (especially if the person had seen her speak before). All of these situations are generally seen in a negative light by most people and would probably not be responded to positively. Someone might assume she’s dangerous, which can lead to dangerous situations. 

Really what your asking is how the average person would respond to seeing someone in a superhero costume either gesturing/using charades to communicate (not speaking at all) or making babbling noises. Most people would not react well to that, because of a combination of lack of understanding, stereotypes, social conventions, and personal biases. The most common reaction would be a fear reaction - why does this person look so different, why are they behaving in such unexpected ways, why aren’t they speaking? - most of these questions (unfortunately) incite fear in an average person, at least from most “western” cultures. 

If she’s lucky enough to encounter someone who knows something about autism and understands why autistic people sometimes go nonverbal, that person might be able to help her understand herself, find ways to communicate, and explain her situation to others.

It’s quite realistic that she doesn’t know she’s autistic, but I strongly encourage you to make it explicit to the reader that she is. If a reader learns to empathize with an autistic character, but doesn’t realize they’re autistic, then an opportunity to increase awareness in the world is missed. If she doesn’t discover during the course of the story that she’s autistic, it’s a good idea to have the narrator somehow tell the reader that she is, or at least have this made clear outside the story, such as in a prologue/introduction or in the synopsis of the story that would appear on the back cover of a book or in the description in an online book store.

I look forward to reading the adventures of a female autistic superhero! I hope her outfit is designed not to have any itchy tags or seams anywhere. ;)

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Okay real talk there’s nothing purer in this world than help blogs that are run by fictional characters.

Specifically, I’m talking about @mentalhealth-sportacus and @motivationmatsu because my life has improved about 300 percent since finding these blogs.

Even if I’ve never personally interacted with the blogs, they still give me this weird sense of security and make me feel genuinely cared about by really special people who I otherwise wouldn’t really have. 

Thank you guys. I can’t imagine those blogs are easy to run, but you’re doing an incredible thing and I can’t tell you how much the mods and the blogs really mean to me, even from afar. 

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anonymous asked:

Welcome to the club of 16 year olds! We smell bad, throw tantrums and cry over fictional characters like Spongebob <3

omg cant wait to reach that point of my life

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