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Couple of weeks ago I stumbled into an audio drama called The Bright Sessions, which tells the story of a psychiatrist called Dr Bright and her strange and unusual patients. And I LOVE IT. Please give it a try, it is super interesting, has amazing characters, it is LGBTQ+ and most importantly of all; they handle mental illnesses really well.

Here are my depictions of some of the characters! I was meaning to draw Sam too, but I couldn’t decide what she looked like.

  • Chloe: I currently have seven empty notebooks and I have no clue what to put in them. Suggestions?
  • Damien: Put spaghetti in it.
  • Chloe: I'm currently taking suggestions from everyone except for you.
  • Adam: Put spaghetti in it.
  • Chloe: I'm currently taking suggestions from everyone except for the two of you.
  • Caleb: Put spaghetti in it.
  • Chloe: I am no longer taking suggestions.
  • Butters: Wtf is Sephora it sounds scary.
  • Kevin: isn’t that the guy with the long white hair from final fantasy?
  • Gary: no your thinking of sephiroth, a sephora is an angel belonging to the highest order of angels
  • Damien: No you’re thinking of a Seraph. A sephora is a second year college or high school student
  • Token: No, you’re thinking of sophomore. A sephora is when you use your phone to take a picture of yourself.
  • Tweek: no, you’re thinking of a selfie. a sephora is a calm breeze.
  • Craig: No, you’re thinking of a zephyr. A sephora is one of those Greek vases with the two handles and the pictures.
  • Clyde: You’re thinking of an amphora. Sephora is the web browser you have to use on iOS devices.
  • Kyle: You’re thinking of Safari. Sephora is an informal term for the seven-week period of counting the days between Pesach and Shavuot in the Jewish calendar.
  • Ike: You’re thinking of Sefiras. Sephora is a bright blue gemstone best known for combining with Ruby to create Garnet and lead the Crystal Gems, training Pokemon, and/or assisting Steel to fight against time’s intrusions into our realm.
  • Stan: No, you’re thinking of sapphire. Sephora is actually a part of a flower; it protects the flower in bud and supports the petals in bloom.
  • Cartman: No, you’re thinking of sepal. Sephora is the wife of Moses, who lead the stupid Jews out of Egypt fucking bitch.
  • Kenny: No, you’re thinking of Tzipporah. Sephora was an ancient Greek poet who inspired a lot of lady-lovin’.
  • Jimmy: No, you’re thinking of Sappho. Sephora is the youngest of the five Marx brothers.
  • Pete: No, you’re thinking of Zeppo. Sephora is the Heimdall’s sister.
  • Michael: No no no guys, you’re thinking of Sif. Sephora is a venereal disease that turns your brain to swiss cheese, going so far as to destroy external features like the nose. Famous gangster Al Capone suffered from sephora.
  • Bradley: No, you’re thinking of syphilis. Sephora is that radiant feeling you get when you have found perfect peace and happiness.
  • Wendy: No, you’re thinking of euphoria. Sephora’s a fucking makeup store you dipshits.
  • All boys: .....oh!!!!!!

Okay so I’m all for Damien getting his ass kicked, but what breaks my heart about this episode is Caleb losing the control he spent so long trying to achieve. Caleb is a kind and sweet boy, who has been scared of hurting others from the start. He had only lost his temper once since starting therapy with Dr. Bright (the school dance incident), and afterwards he said “I’m not dangerous, I promise.” because losing control and being perceived as a threat is what scared Caleb about his ability. I mean, this kid takes herbal tea in flasks to parties not to lose his head and drink! He has spent so long going to therapy, doing exercises, trying to control his anger, trying not to get overwhelmed by negative emotions, and coming such a long way from where he started -only for it all to be taken away by Damien now. 

I know that the situation called for it, and Adam (and maybe the others) would have gotten hurt otherwise. I even think Damien deserved it, if we’re being honest here, but I hate that it had to happen at the cost of Caleb’s hard work to reach the point he was at. I’m not sure how this incident will affect Caleb’s progress or his emotional and mental well-being, but I’m worried about whatever consequences it will have. And most of all I hate Damien so so much for making Caleb do something he was scared of doing for so long. 

Strike Back’s whumps’ list

(referred to Serg. John Porter character)

Season 1 Chris Ryan’s Strike Back

.01: shot in the shoulder, bleeding, treated on the field, hospital care, arm sling.

.02: captured, beated and bloody cut on his cheekbone, tooth extracted without anesthesia, beaten and tied up, locked into a trunk, tied up to a table and tortured, tied up, sword cut and fought, under heavy gunfire, dressed forearm.

.03: arrested, fought and restrained, beaten and gun on his head, tied up and gagged, cuts on is face, rough fight, cut on his arm and bloody bruises.

.04: shot, treated on the field, passed out for the pain, dressed wound.

.05: captured and tied up, under heavy gunfire, captured again and handcuffed, hardly hit, tied to a cross under the blazing sun, bruises.

.06: still tied to a cross under the blazing sun and bruises,  tied to a chair and threatened with russian roulette game, fought, under heavy gunfire.

Season 2 Project Dawn

.01: kidnapped and tied up, beaten and many bloody bruises on his face, killed.

Strike Back’s whumps’ list 

(referred to Serg. Michael Stonebridge character)

Season 2 Project Dawn

.01: into a hostage situation, captured.

.02: fought and bloody but on his cheek.

.03/05: none.

.06: shot in the leg, treated on the field.

.07: none.

.08: cut on his cheek, captured and covered in blood, bloody cut on his forehead and his shoulder, unconscious on a stretch and restrained, dizzy and confused, collapsed on Damien’s arms, hospital care.

.09: still cut on his forehead and shoulder wound dressed, under heavy gunfire.

.10: still cut on his forehead and bruises on his face, fought without consequences.

Season 3 Vengeance

.01: head against the mirror,  cut on his forehead, upset and shocked.

.02: still scar on his forehead, under heavy gunfire, bruises on his face, upset and shocked.

.03: still scar on his forehead, still upset, under heavy gunfire, fought and kneeling to the groin, bloody nose.

.04: under heavy gunfire.

.05: under heavy gunfire, hiss in ears for stun grenade, under heavy gunfire.

.06: hit by granade explosion blast and passed out, bloody bruises on his face and elbow and cut on his cheek and wound on his chest, medicated on the field, under heavy gunfire.

.07: none.

.08: under gunpoint, hit by a bazooka shot’s blast, numb and captured, bloody bruises after a beating (not shown), tied up and muzzled, used for an hostage exchange, medicated on the field, under heavy gunfire.

.09: exposed to nuclear radiation, under heavy gunfire.

.10: bruises on his face, kicked, bloody cut on his forehead, rough fight.

Season 4 Shadow Warfare

.01: under heavy gunfire, fought, hit by bazooka and boat explosion, unconscious underwater.

.02: under heavy gunfire, hit on the lifewest, captured and knocked out, tied up and tortured, rough fight.

.03: fallen and cut on his forearm with deteriored shells.

.04: still bruises on his face, dressed wound on his forearm, under heavy gunfire, blurred vision and after stiffness and pain in the arm.

.05: still bruises on his face, blurred vision in several occasions, blood samples taken, under heavy gunfire.

.06: still bruises on his face, under sniper gunpoint, blurred vision (plus Locke’s whumps).

.07: undercover in jail, hit at his flank with a blackjack, fought against various opponents, pain in the arm and blurred vision, revealed his sympthoms are due to exposition to a neurotoxin and they will get worse with paralysis and respiratory complications, fought, coughing and blurred vision, hit and knocked out, bloody cut on his forehead and handcuffed.

.08: still bloody cut on his forehead and handcuffed to a strench, coughing and blurred vision, restrained to a stretch, fever and respiratory difficulties, fought, coughing and paralyzed arm, difficulties to walk and blurred vision, captured, restrained to a stretch, injected himself with antitoxin, still weak and paralysed arm, in hospital bed with IV and sensors attached to the chest recovering.

.09: fought, under heavy gunfire, fought, jumped from a running train, captured.

.10: kidnapped and hooded, fought and under gunfire, jumped on a running car, angry, under heavy gunfire, used as trading goods, bruises on his face and neck.

Season 5 Legacy

.01: under heavy gunfire twice, fought and some bruises, rough fight and dislocated shoulder.

.02: shoulder treated and morphine injection, sore, still bruises on his face, under heavy gunfire.

.03: still bruises on his face, ambushed and under heavy gunfire, fought, under heavy gunfire and cornered and separated from his team.

.04: rescued from a difficult situation, bruises on his face, jumped on a running truck, fought, jumped from a running truck, under heavy gunfire.

.05: under heavy gunfire, jumped outside a window and almost hit by a running train, under heavy gunfire, punched in the face by Damien, hunted by enemies and surrender himself.

.06: tortured physically and emotionally, tied up to a chair and cut on his nose, fought, threatened, hit with a gun butt three times, bloody cut on his head, under heavy gunfire twice.

.07: hit by a kick on his jaw, under heavy gunfire.

.08: passed through a wall of fire, arrested and punched into the stomach, old bruise on his cheek, under heavy gunfire, entrapped into a burning armor truck.

.09: old bruise on his cheek, arrested and handcuffed, fought, under gunfire, trapped, captured, under gunpoint, under heavy gunfire, under nuclar bomb threat during deactivation, under heavy gunfire, involved into a helicopter crash (plus Locke’s whumps) .

.10: involved into a helicopter crash, unconscious on the ground, bloody cuts on right side of his face, upset, surrounded by enemies, crushed by shots into a simulated scenario, under heavy gunfire, jumped off a dam, sore, worried for Damien, captured and fought, bloody eyebrown, surrounded by enemies, under heavy gunfire, hiss in ears for stun grenade, fought, hand stabbed with a knife, bloody cut on his head, shot in the leg, bloody hand wound dressed on the field, swollen bruise on his cheek.

Strike Back’s whumps’ list 

(referred to Serg. Damien Scott character)

Season 2 Project Dawn

.01: fight for money, bruises on his face, captured.

.02: hit in the abdomen, shot in the leg, treated and bullet extracted on the field, captured, hit on his forehead and bloody cut, into a hostage situation.

.03: fought, drugged collapsed and kidnapped, bomb vest exploded.

.04: unconscious after explosion, some bruises.

.05: shot in the abdomen, morphine.

.06: aftermath of the shot in the abdomen: bleeding, collapsed, hospital care.

.07: bruise on his forehead.

.08: still bloody bruise on his forehead, on a minefiled without consequences.

.09: cuts on his face, under heavy gunfire.

.10: fought, cut on his cheek.

Season 3 Vengeance

.01: hit by explosion blast and passed out, wound treated on the field, surrounded and hit, captured and tied up, hanged by his arms and used as punching bag, manhandled and slammed to the ground, blood on his mouth, fought.

.02: under heavy gunfire, bruises on his face and neck.

.03: captured and tied up to a chair without consequences, under heavy gunfire.

.04: under heavy gunfire.

.05: fought without consequences, under heavy gunfire, hiss in ears for stun grenade and coughing, under heavy gunfire.

.06: under heavy gunfire.

.07: none.

.08: rough fight, under heavy gunfire.

.09: exposed to nuclear radiation, under heavy gunfire, hit by explosion blast and bruises on his face.

.10: still bruises on his face, under heavy gunfire.

Season 4 Shadow Warfare

.01: under heavy gunfire, hit by bazooka and boat explosion, unconscious underwater.

.02: under heavy gunfire, upset, captured and knocked out, tied up and tortured.

.03/06: under heavy gunfire, always without consequences…

.07: undercover in jail, hit at his flank with a blackjack twice, fought twice, captured.

.08: handcuffed and kidnapped.

.09: under gunfire, upset, under heavy gunfire, fought, under heavy gunfire, fallen from running train and passed out, attacked by a dog without consequences, captured .

.10: kidnapped and hooded, fought and under gunfire, jumped on a running car, angry, under heavy gunfire, used as trading goods.

Season 5 Legacy

.01: under heavy gunfire, jumped from a blown water bike without consequences, fought.

.02: under heavy gunfire twice.

.03: hunted by enemies and under heavy gunfire, car down a cliff in the jungle without consequences and on the run.

.04: on the run, jumped from a running motorcycle, heartbroken.

.05: hit twice, under heavy gunfire, jumped outside a window and almost hit by a running train, under heavy gunfire, fought, upset, hunted by enemies and surrender himself.

.06: chained to the wall, tortured physically and emotionally, tied up to a chair, fought, under heavy gunfire, sick worried (plus Finn’s whumps), under heavy gunfire.

.07: under heavy gunfire.

.08: arrested and punched into the stomach, manhandled, under heavy gunfire, entrapped into a burning armor truck.

.09: arrested and handcuffed, rough fallen to the ground without consequences, trapped, under gunpoint, under heavy gunfire, under nuclar bomb threat during deactivation, under heavy gunfire, involved into a helicopter crash.

.10: involved into a helicopter crash, bloody cut on his head, upset, surrounded by enemies, crushed by shots into a simulated scenario, under heavy gunfire, jumped off a dam, shot in the abdomen, blood, cauterized on the field, rough fight into the water, red water for blood, passed out exhausted, recovered his senses at bed with IV and dressed wound, sore, surrounded by enemies, under heavy gunfire, hiss in ears for stun grenade, shot in the leg, applied an improvised lace to the leg on the field, abdomen wound bleeding again.