late 1900's

I could use some more blogs to follow! So if you post anything listed below, like or reblog this and I’ll check out your blog!

- world war 1
- world war 2
- 1900′s to 1950′s
- movies about either world war (f.e. ‘saving private ryan’ or ‘war horse’)
- tv series about either world war (f.e. ‘band of brothers’ or ‘the crimson field’)
- books about either world war (f.e. ‘the book thief’ or ‘the first casualty’)
- history (preferably focused on the 20th century)
- retro/vintage things

Why the Term "Sociopath" Shouldn't be Used

Why do I use it?

First, I’d like to address why I still use the term “sociopath.” When making a blog or anything that is bound to attract attention, you want to use words and phrases that the public is already aware of. Furthermore, you want to use terms that are controversial or mysterious, well, at least to the public. That’s the only reason I use the term “sociopath” in my blog’s name. I use it as a buzz word because I know it’s something that attracts more traffic than say, ASPD. Not many members of the general public study personality disorders or even know what they are, and when you come to a blogging site you have to be aware that your margin of the public narrows. So, in other words, if I were to use something too specific, this blog would probably just another name in a million. It all boils down to advertising, and that’s the sole reason I used it.

Now, this isn’t going to be some long winded explanation as to why you shouldn’t use the term. I know that most users on this site have the attention span of a fly and, so, I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible while highlighting the important points.

Why shouldn’t the average person, or anyone for that matter, use the widely known term sociopath?

For starters, the term isn’t recognized in any sort of academic, medical, or psychological literature, and it hasn’t been since the mid to late 1900’s. The term was coined in the 1930’s by a psychiatrist Karl Birnbaum and educational psychologist George E. Partridge. It was originally a alternative to the term psychopath. It only required, if you were to be labeled one, that you showed a persistent violation of social norms, that’s it; in other words, it was psychopathy-lite. Though the term later started to be used, and can still be found to be used, as a synonym for the term psychopathy. Though, again, that’s only by the general public and those who don’t want all the potential confusion/stigma that comes with the term psychopath.

What’s the difference?

Well, even in today’s use, by a small number of academic researchers, it’s still used as psychopathy-lite. The world’s leading expert on psychopathy, Dr. Robert Hare,  uses the term sociopath to refer to those who have a differing sense of right and wrong than the general public, but nothing more. Whereas, when he uses the term psychopath, he’s referring to those who don’t have a sense of empathy/morality. Though it’s important to keep in mind that this is how Dr. Hare uses sociopath. It’s not a universally, or even partly universally defined or used. Think about it, if you ask 10 people to tell you what a sociopath is they’ll all most likely give you a vague answer; and, if you prod them further, they’ll all most likely have similar, but differing definitions. The same could be said for psychopath, sure, but there is a key difference here. The term psychopath is still used in academic literature, well defined, thoroughly studied, classified, and able to be assessed. For example, Dr. Hare invented the psychopathy checklist, or PCL-R, to clinically assess and categorize psychopaths in the criminal justice system; but, this checklist didn’t appear out of thin air. After decades of studying psychopathy, publishing peer-reviewed studies, and establishing the term, the assessment was devised. The most important difference between the two terms here is simple!

Psychopathy is well defined, still used in academic literature and the criminal justice system, frequently assessed (using the PCL-R), under constant development, and has a mountain of evidence to support its use. Sociopath, on the other hand, has none of the above.

TL;DR for the lazy creatures:

Sociopath isn’t an established term, its not used in any academic literature or criminal justice field (unless used as a synonym), and didn’t even originally mean the same thing. There’s no way to assess it, categorize it, diagnose it, treat it, or recognize it. Any and all serious use of the term is dated and long since inaccurate due to new research conducted every day. 

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Process work for the Valentine’s Promo Piece I did for the @dates-anthology! It’s based on the work of George Barbier, a queer french artist who was active in the late 1900′s-1930′s! We’ve already reached our first funding goal, but there are some great stretch goals that we can still reach- including getting this illustration added to many tiers as a 6x9 print!! So if you want to see that happen, check out the…

°・*:☆Dates Anthology Kickstarter!☆:*・°

Current WIPs....

These are my nonposted WIPs…. I think before doing circus AU I need to close out two or three…. it’s gonna be a beast… a couple of these could be super long one shots…. who knows.

Ok…. here is the list! Any ideas or thoughts about these?!?

Circus AU - late 1900’s - all the ships

Countrylife AU - Otayuri / PliRoy

PornStar AU - Otayuri mostly…..

Stalker AU - Otayuri

Time Travel AU - could be any ship - Victuuri prob

Blind AU - any ship - possibly one shot

Fighter AU - Otayuri — really long af one shot

Dystopian War - Victuuri or Otayuri…

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Navigators or “Navvies” building the London Underground in the late 1800’s - early 1900’s. Navvies were cheap labourers and mostly miners from Cornwall, or farmers from Scotland and Ireland. They were willing to go wherever there was work and found steady work with railway companies across Britain. Building the Underground was a long and dangerous process. There were many serious injuries and deaths during construction, including a horrific incident where two men were killed by an exploding boiler of a steam engine. They also had to contend with frequent floods. The Navvies also had a rather bad reputation of men who worked hard and played even harder, unwinding in the evenings with legendary drinking sessions that almost always ended in a mass brawl. The railway company was hit with several complaints from the police, landlords and members of the public, all of whom demanded that the men be properly managed. 

anonymous asked:

any plans to set beyond the pale in other times?

Yup.  I’m trying to keep the game’s core simple enough to transfer to other settings/times, with only mild tweaking.  The list I have so far is:

  • Mid 1700′s Pirate Era Caribbean
  • Wild West Era (1850′s to 1900 America)
  • Late 1800′s to Early 1900′s.  Post Civil War America, Edwardian England
  • 1940′s Noir
  • Late 1970′s to Mid 1980′s Americana

1. Favorite soundtrack from a show/movie/video game/etc.?

Get Him To The Greek, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines

2. Where would you live if you could live anywhere?

One of the older houses in Port Moody. Or London.

3. Favorite historical time period?

The late 1890′s-1900. (The Art Nouveau era.)

4. What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?

Garlic mashed potatoes. Or maybe gnocchi.

5. What type of mythical creature would you be?

A werewolf.

6. Do you have any allergies?

Nada, noppus, niks.

7. What were your childhood hobbies?
Reading and playing with my dogs. Swimming.

8. How many social media accounts do you have?

Too fucking many, at this point.

9. Favorite ending to a show/movie/video game/etc.?

Bioshock Infinite, Hannibal, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Amelie.

10. Do you have a favorite teacher/professor?

My high school drama teacher was pretty great.

11. Favorite holiday?

Halloween.


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