its not really though

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Jane the Virgin

Life is full of tough moments, you have to fight for what you want.

Hmm. 3 missed calls from the source labeled ‘no caller ID’ and a voicemail where it’s 12 seconds of background noise. Yup, that’s not off-putting or creepy at all. >>;

anonymous asked:

Since you seem to be one of the only sensible or calm about this whole situation, I thought I might try to ask you. I see people making the claim that horror stories posted to a blog are taking advantage/exploiting of mentally ill people. Maybe I don't think about myself seriously mentally ill enough (I have been officially diagnosed w/clinical depression w/ episodes of psychosis). To a person who doesn't understand it anything can be creepy. But maybe I'm the one in the wrong here I dunno.

to be honest this was the thing that confused me as well. I admit I didn’t see a lot of the stories as necessarily offensive, but there were definitely a few things that stood out to me and over time did start to grate on me.

the main thing, I think, was the posts that weren’t fictional stories, in this specific case. as well as fictional stories, sixpenceee would post real-life accounts of mental illness, drawings done by mentally ill people, and actual pictures of people who were clearly mentally disturbed (and on some occasions, physically disabled). she would tag these #creepy, and talk about how the ~human mind~ was the most terrible thing of all. this really does increase anxiety about mentally ill people, and perpetrates the myth that all mentally ill people are violent and scary. yes, some mentally ill people are violent… but so are a lot of people without mental illness.

things like that definitely exploit mentally ill people because it’s taking their actual, real life stories and/or creations and putting it in the same category as horror. it dehumanises them, reduces their experiences and suffering to cheap scare and entertainment tricks, and encourages myths about what mental illness is, how it manifests, how dangerous it is, etc. and it’s not just one or two posts: it’s very, very often, though as far as I can tell it’s not as often now after people started pointing it out.

which brings me to the other issue, of fictional stories. now, personally, I think ending a horror story with “but it was all the scary mental illness!!” or “he did these horrific crimes because……. he was mentally ill!!” is a cheap trick, bad writing, etc. I’ve been reading/watching horror long enough to spot the trope at fifty paces and it’s boring, cheap, and yes, offensive. a lot of these stories reduce serious and complex disorders to one “marketable”, scary symptom, and they often get it so unbelievably wrong (for example, a story revolving around a schizophrenic person’s multiple personalities, when that’s… not what schizophrenia is at all). in the same way as above, these stories encourage myths about mental illness and alienate people who are mentally ill, because they’re put in the same category as monsters, ghosts, demons, etc. in a horror story it’s a very us vs them mentality – people try to survive the monster stalking them, they try to survive the horrific haunting, etc. so what does that say when the “them” is just… a regular person who happens to suffer from a mental illness? it encourages a very ostracising atmosphere. the mentally ill person is othered, dehumanised… it’s not nice.

don’t get me wrong. I don’t think that media makes all our decisions for us. I’m fully aware that it’s possible to differentiate fiction from reality: I’ve seen enough discourse in fandom to know both sides of the argument inside out. but when it comes to something that is incessantly shoved down your throat all the time, it’s likely that it could start to influence how you think. especially if, like you said, you don’t know much about mental illnesses and they already seem a bit “scary”. what you don’t need is a bunch of horror stories telling you that mentally ill people are going to snap, grab a freaky mask, and start murdering their neighbours at any moment. you need education, and that is not what these stories do – and nor is it what the “factual” posts do. it is just cheap entertainment, and that just doesn’t sit right with me.

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hi hello, if you haven’t watched this bts video game trailer, you definitely should. it’s super high quality and adorable and creative and.  ;_; op also makes 8-bit version of a lot of songs like: spring day, run, dope, save me, not today, fire, etc (there are other groups). the pixel art of every single video is too cute that i just. o<-<

PSA

Aang is now short for Angus

sorry I don’t make the rules, social anxiety does

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

actual-bill-potts  asked:

Question how strict are you about having only one OTP? I've noticed you tag Ten/Rose as ship vs Amy/Rory as otp. Is it just a level of interest thing, or so you only have one true pairing at a time? Sorry random question, I'm just curious.

It mostly a distinction of interest, yes. I like Rose and the Tenth Doctor and I recognise them to be about as canon as a ship involving the Doctor on a show like Doctor Who can be (canon is a tricky thing), but I’m not hugely invested in their relationship. Meanwhile, the Doctor and River, Amy and Rory etc. are ships that really capture my imagination. Usually that tends to be one ship per character, but it doesn’t have to be - I have two otp tags for Clara, for instance (her and Danny, and her and Me/the character formerly known as Ashildr).

Y'all I Need a Beta

So…. I need a beta reader. Badly. Usually I have @berrystartrekkingwithsuperlock for such, but I’m writing this prompt for her and ITS GONNA BE A SURPRISE DAMN IT. And I am the type of person that misses my own mistakes 9/10, even when I read it back over. So please? I’ll absolutely want one just this once, but if you would like to after, that’d be awesome too. The more eyes the better!

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April 25th, 1926: “Prince arrives today! Prince Naveen comes to the city!”

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The One.

cause of death: just friends

so here, have a kinda starco-ish amv thing. this song was literally perfect and had to be used. after all, they’re just friends right now *cries*

i tried

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“I think that… I think that until you’ve fought those battles yourself, until you’ve had the guts to stand up for who you are, you should be really fucking careful talking about and putting yourself above Gay Pride.”

  • Inquisitor: I want the mages as our allies, not our prisoners.
  • everyone: *disapproves*
  • me: yeah well, you can fuck right off
  • Solas: *greatly approves*
  • me: this was a mistake