mental-disturbance

When you can’t even run a defamation campaign right

UPDATE: unfortunately, this is a defamation campaign “done right”, as there was no mix-up of people. Regardless, whatever past this man might have, he’s still not the guilty part here.

Original post below.

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After the United Airlines thing (article if you missed it here), you might have seen some press outlets run bullshit articles like these:

You know, the usual racist behaviour in these kind of situations, white people who go on killing sprees get “he was a really nice man, but mentally disturbed?? no idea” while everyone else gets “HE WAS NO ANGEL!!!

Here’s the thing though.

This is the guy the smear articles are talking about.

This is the guy who was dragged off the plane.

See the difference?

David A. Dao vs. David T. D. Dao.

United Airlines can’t even run a smear campaign properly. Two Asian doctors, registered in different states, and they manage to do this.

Hopefully those sleazy press outlets get hit with libel lawsuits!

EDIT: And of course, it goes without saying that even IF the accusations were true, that it’s completely irrelevant to what happened on the plane.

(thanks to @MarkTranSD for pointing this out

123 Ideas for Character Flaws
  1. Absent-minded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings. Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful.
  2. Abusive - Characterized by improper infliction of physical or psychological maltreatment towards another.
  3. Addict - One who is addicted to a compulsive activity. Examples: gambling, drugs, sex.
  4. Aimless - Devoid of direction or purpose.
  5. Alcoholic - A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess.
  6. Anxious - Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous.
  7. Arrogant - Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. Inclined to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior. Snobbish.
  8. Audacious - Recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; braze, disobedient.
  9. Bad Habit - A revolting personal habit. Examples: picks nose, spits tobacco, drools, bad body odour.
  10. Bigmouth - A loud-mouthed or gossipy person.
  11. Bigot - One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
  12. Blunt - Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. Frank, callous, insensitive, brusque.
  13. Bold - In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent. Abrupt, brazen, cheeky, brassy, audacious.
  14. Callous - They are hardened to emotions, rarely showing any form of it in expression. Unfeeling. Cold.
  15. Childish - Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile.
  16. Complex - An exaggerated or obsessive concern or fear. (List specific complex.)
  17. Cruel - Mean to anyone or anything, without care or regard to consequences and feelings.
  18. Cursed - A person who has befallen a prayer for evil or misfortune, placed under a spell, or borne into an evil circumstance, and suffers for it. Damned.
  19. Dependent - Unable to exist, sustain oneself, or act appropriately or normally without the assistance or direction of another.
  20. Deranged - Mentally decayed. Insane. Crazy. Mad. Psychotic.
  21. Dishonest – Given to or using fraud, cheating; deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
  22. Disloyal - Lacking loyalty. Unfaithful, perfidious, traitorous, treasonable
  23. Disorder - An ailment that affects the function of mind or body. (List the disorders name if they have one.) See the Mental Disorder List.
  24. Disturbed - Showing some or a few signs or symptoms of mental or emotional illness. Confused, disordered, neurotic, troubled.
  25. Dubious - Fraught with uncertainty or doubt. Undecided, doubtful, unsure.
  26. Dyslexic - Affected by dyslexia, a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
  27. Egotistical - Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance. Boastful, pompous.
  28. Envious - Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages; covetous, jealous.
  29. Erratic - Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric: erratic behaviour. Eccentric, bizarre, outlandish, strange.
  30. Fanatical - Fanatic outlook or behaviour especially as exhibited by excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions on some subject.
  31. Fickle – Erratic, changeable, unstable - especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
  32. Fierce - Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
  33. Finicky - Excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy. Too much concerned with detail. Meticulous, fastidious, choosy, critical, picky, prissy, pernickety.
  34. Fixated - In psychoanalytic theory, a strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behaviour that persists throughout life. Fetish, quirk, obsession, infatuation.
  35. Flirt -To make playfully romantic or sexual overtures; behaviour intended to arouse sexual interest. Minx. Tease.
  36. Gluttonous - Given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink. Voracious, ravenous, wolfish, piggish, insatiable.
  37. Gruff - Brusque or stern in manner or appearance. Crusty, rough, surly.
  38. Gullible - Will believe any information given, regardless of how valid or truthful it is, easily deceived or duped.
  39. Hard - A person who is difficult to deal with, manage, control, overcome, or understand. Hard emotions, hard hearted.
  40. Hedonistic - Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
  41. Hoity-toity- Given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous. Prone to giddy behaviour, flighty.
  42. Humourless - The inability to find humour in things, and most certainly in themselves.
  43. Hypocritical - One who is always contradicting their own beliefs, actions or sayings. A person who professes beliefs and opinions for others that he does not hold. Being a hypocrite.
  44. Idealist - One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations. One who is unrealistic and impractical, guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
  45. Idiotic - Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless.
  46. Ignorant - Lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge.
  47. Illiterate - Unable to read and write.
  48. Immature - Emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
  49. Impatient - Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless. Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant.
  50. Impious - Lacking piety and reverence for a god/gods and their followers.
  51. Impish - Naughtily or annoyingly playful.
  52. Incompetent - Unable to execute tasks, no matter how the size or difficulty.
  53. Indecisive - Characterized by lack of decision and firmness, especially under pressure.
  54. Indifferent - The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally, remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern. Having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless.
  55. Infamy - Having an extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act that affects how others view them.
  56. Intolerant - Unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion and narrow-minded about cherished opinions.
  57. Judgemental - Inclined to make and form judgements, especially moral or personal ones, based on one’s own opinions or impressions towards others/practices/groups/religions based on appearance, reputation, occupation, etc.
  58. Klutz - Clumsy. Blunderer.
  59. Lazy - Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
  60. Lewd - Inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious. Obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
  61. Liar - Compulsively and purposefully tells false truths more often than not. A person who has lied or who lies repeatedly.
  62. Lustful - Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires.
  63. Masochist - The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.
  64. Meddlesome - Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner, given to meddling; interfering.
  65. Meek - Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
  66. Megalomaniac - A psycho pathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
  67. Naïve - Lacking worldly experience and understanding, simple and guileless; showing or characterized by a lack of sophistication and critical judgement.
  68. Nervous - Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
  69. Non-violent - Abstaining from the use of violence.
  70. Nosey - Given to prying into the affairs of others; snoopy. Offensively curious or inquisitive.
  71. Obsessive - An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.
  72. Oppressor - A person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures, to keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority.
  73. Overambitious - Having a strong excessive desire for success or achievement.
  74. Overconfident - Excessively confident; presumptuous.
  75. Overemotional - Excessively or abnormally emotional. Sensitive about themselves and others, more so than the average person.
  76. Overprotective - To protect too much; coddle.
  77. Overzealous - Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.
  78. Pacifist - Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes. (Can double as a merit in certain cases)
  79. Paranoid - Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.
  80. Peevish - Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction. Cantankerous, cross, ill-tempered, testy, captious, discontented, crotchety, cranky, ornery.
  81. Perfectionist - A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
  82. Pessimist - A tendency to stress the negative or unfavourable or to take the gloomiest possible view.
  83. Pest - One that pesters or annoys, with or without realizing it. Nuisance. Annoying. Nag.
  84. Phobic – They have a severe form of fear when it comes to this one thing. Examples: Dark, Spiders, Cats
  85. Practical - Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative. No-nonsense.
  86. Predictable - Easily seen through and assessable, where almost anyone can predict reactions and actions of said person by having met or known them even for a short time.
  87. Proud - Filled with or showing excessive self-esteem and will often shirk help from others for the sake of pride.
  88. Rebellious - Defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
  89. Reckless - Heedless. Headstrong. Foolhardy. Unthinking boldness, wild carelessness and disregard for consequences.
  90. Remorseless - Without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
  91. Rigorous - Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures.
  92. Sadist - The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others. Deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
  93. Sadomasochist - Both sadist and masochist combined.
  94. Sarcastic - A subtle form of mockery in which an intended meaning is conveyed obliquely.
  95. Sceptic - One who instinctively or habitually doubts, questions, or disagrees with assertions or generally accepted conclusions.
  96. Seducer - To lead others astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt. To attempt to lead or draw someone away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance.
  97. Selfish - Concerned chiefly or only with oneself.
  98. Self-Martyr - One who purposely makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy from others, as a form of manipulation, and always for a selfish cause or reason.
  99. Self-righteous - Piously sure of one’s own righteousness; moralistic. Exhibiting pious self-assurance. Holier-than-thou, sanctimonious.
  100. Senile - Showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
  101. Shallow - Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious.
  102. Smart Ass - Thinks they know it all, and in some ways they may, but they can be greatly annoying and difficult to deal with at times, especially in arguments.
  103. Soft-hearted - Having softness or tenderness of heart that can lead them into trouble; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection. They cannot resist helping someone they see in trouble, suffering or in need, and often don’t think of the repercussions or situation before doing so.
  104. Solemn - Deeply earnest, serious, and sober.
  105. Spineless - Lacking courage. Cowardly, wimp, lily-livered, gutless.
  106. Spiteful - Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; vindictive person who will look for occasions for resentment. Vengeful.
  107. Spoiled - Treated with excessive indulgence and pampering from earliest childhood, and has no notion of hard work, self-care or money management; coddled, pampered. Having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or over-solicitous attention.
  108. Squeamish - Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
  109. Stubborn - Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bull-headed. Firmly resolved or determined; resolute.
  110. Superstitious - An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear from an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
  111. Tactless - Lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others.
  112. Temperamental - Moody, irritable, or sensitive. Excitable, volatile, emotional.
  113. Theatrical - Having a flair for over dramatizing situations, doing things in a ‘big way’ and love to be ‘centre stage’.
  114. Timid -Tends to be shy and/or quiet, shrinking away from offering opinions or from strangers and newcomers, fearing confrontations and violence.
  115. Tongue-tied - Speechless or confused in expression, as from shyness, embarrassment, or astonishment.
  116. Troublemaker - Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble, intentionally or unintentionally.
  117. Unlucky - Marked by or causing misfortune; ill-fated. Destined for misfortune; doomed.
  118. Unpredictable - Difficult to foretell or foresee, their actions are so chaotic it’s impossible to know what they are going to do next.
  119. Untrustworthy - Not worthy of trust or belief. Backstabber.
  120. Vain - Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of their physical appearance. Lovers of themselves. Conceited, egotistic, narcissistic.
  121. Weak-willed - Lacking willpower, strength of will to carry out one’s decisions, wishes, or plans. Easily swayed.
  122. Withdrawn - Not friendly or Sociable. Aloof.
  123. Zealous - A fanatic.
Negative Speaking Tones Pt.2

Hopeless - without hope; despairing

Horrific - provoking horror; horrible

Hysterical - very scared

Impersonal - not personal; lacking emotion or warmth

Incensed - to inflame with wrath; make angry; enrage

Indignant/Indignation - angry because something is not fair or is considered offensive

Irreverent - disrespectful

Irritated - annoyed

Jittery - extremely tense and nervous; jumpy

Judgmental - judging others; critical

Lackadaisical - lazy

Lofty - arrogant

Lugubrious - mournful or gloomy in an exaggerated manner

Malevolent - mean; angry; purposely hateful

Malicious - purposely hurtful; very mean

Melancholy - sad

Mocking - scornful; ridiculing; making fun of someone

Morose - gloomy or sullenly ill-humored; moody; sour; glum

Negative - unhappy; pessimistic

Nervous - worried; uneasy; anxious

Patronizing - looking down on others; acting superior

Perplexed - confused; puzzled

Pessimistic - seeing the bad side of things

Pitiful - pathetic; exhibiting suffering and misery

Regret - feeling bad about the past

Remorseful - very sad; sorrowful; regretful

Resentful - feeling displeasure or anger at some act, remark or person

Rude - not polite

Sarcastic - sneering; saying the opposite of what you mean as a way of being unfriendly or making a point

Sardonic - scornful; very sarcastic

Satirical - making fun of something to show its weakness or to teach a lesson

Scornful - open contempt or disdain for something

Sharp - sly; clever in an underhand way; harsh

Serious - not funny; not joking

Snobbish - acting as though one is better than everyone else; egocentric 

Solemn - sad or quiet reflection

Solitude - loneliness

Somber - gloomy; depressing; dismal

Stiff - formal, serious

Stubborn - refusing to give in

Tearful - sad; causing tears

Tense - nervous; emotionally or mentally straining

Threatening - menacing

Tragic - very sad

Upset - distressed; agitated; disturb mentally or emotionally

Urgent - insistent; saying something must be done soon

Vexed - annoyed; confused

Vindictive - revengeful; wanting to get back at someone

Woeful - dreadful; sorrowful; miserable

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Overbrook Asylum

In 1896, Essex County Asylum for the Insane was build on 325 acres of lane in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. The asylum was more commonly referred to as Overbrook. From the onset, the asylum was at full capacity, often housing thousands of patients at once. Additionally, the asylum was severely understaffed. On the grounds of the asylum stood a train station, as well as a power house and a boiler. The patients at the asylum were mostly fed by food that was grown in the fields on the grounds. A bakery and firehouse were also built within the complex of Overbrook.

It was said that it was a town within a town, but with an ever growing patient list combined with minimal staff and developing drugs, it was set up to fail, and fail it certainly did. Due to the sheer amount of patients, many were left without a bed and were forced to sleep on the cold asylum floors. In 1917, disaster struck when the asylum’s only boiler malfunctioned and 24 inmates froze to death in their beds while they slept. Disease was often rampant in Overbrook.

As time progressed and mental health issues became better understood, grim methods such as lobotomies and electroshock therapy became outdated. This was a blow to the already failing asylum, who used both methods in abundance. The asylum eventually closed in 2007, with over 10,000 patients dying within the confines of the walls. It isn’t much surprise that many say Overbrook is haunted - several visitors have claimed to witness a nurse wearing a 19th century nurses uniform, walking around the asylum conducting checks.

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Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra 

Standing at the top of a hill in a forested area near the centre of Volterra, Italy, stands this decaying psychiatric hospital. Once housing over 6,000 patients, this building now contains only empty beds, abandoned wheelchairs, and graffiti. It was once dubbed “the place of no return” because it was said that once you were sent to Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra, you never returned home.

It was rife with physical and mental abuse and was infamous for its use of electroshock therapy as well as the grim practice of inducement of comas with insulin. Patients were often sedated, isolated from others and frequently chained to their beds. Patients would also be forced to spend prolonged periods of times in freezing cold baths. Letters and gifts from the patient’s family members on the outside were confiscated so that the patients had a true sense of isolation.

It was eventually closed down in 1978 after the practices used within the walls were deemed as cruel.

"Paying Guests" (Part 2)

Pairing: Steve x Reader x Bucky

Summary: When a need arises, Steve and Bucky on a whim lie about their sexuality to you. Unbeknownst of their purpose you let them stay with you, in your apartment. But what happens when they start falling for you? And what will be the outcome of their harmless tall tale?

Word Count: +1.5k

Genre: Pure floof, throughout the series

Warning: none

Author’s Note: this part is short bc i wrote it on my phone yesterday while on a road trip to my hometown (we’re still travelling, but now we’re staying at this lodge-type-resort for a night) so if i don’t reply to any of your comments, it’s bc i don’t have wifi here 😥 ugh ik.

also excuse my typos (typing on phone sucks, i’ll edit this later when i get home)

Enjoy, my loves and don’t forget to write me a feedback!! 😉😊

another thing: HOLY YOU GUYS, I LOVED THE RESPONSE I GOT ON THE LAST PART. SHIET, IT WAS SO UNEXPECTED AHHH

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At the age of 12, Howard Dully was subjected to the unnecessary procedure of a lobotomy, thanks in part to his stepmother, who couldn’t handle a normal pre-teen boy. Dr. Walter Freeman, the man behind the disturbing practice of lobotomies, claimed that Howard had childhood schizophrenia and claimed a lobotomy would cure him of such. However, when other doctors that have seen him never came to that diagnosis. It has taken Howard decades to recover from the surgery. He lived his life in institutions, he was incarcerated, homeless and became an alcoholic. He eventually sobered up and went on to get a college degree. He has since researched what happened to him and has even written his memoirs, with the help of Charles Flemming, and turned it into a book titled “My Lobotomy.” He is now a talk show host on National Public Radio, where he speaks to other lobotomy victims.

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20-year-old Gregory Canatis lived in an apartment in Midwest City, Oklahoma, with his 41-year-old father, Theodore Canatis. When neighbours hadn’t seen or heard from Theodore in several days, police were called to check up on him on 5 May, 1977. After they knocked the front door and nobody answered, they broke it down and were met by a horrific scene. The apartment was covered in blood and inside the refrigerator, they discovered a pair of severed hands and human muscle. In a skillet on the stove, they found dismembered body parts and flesh.

After searching for several hours for either Gregory or Theodore, they came across a dazed looking Gregory, walking around aimlessly outside. He was escorted to the police station where he confessed to stabbing his father to death before dismembering him and cooking him, adding that he didn’t want to waste “good meat.” Gregory announced to the stunned officers that his father “tasted good… like steak." A psychiatric evaluation determined that Gregory was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and dropped all charges against him because he was unable to stand trial due to being mentally incompetent. He was transferred to the Norman Mental Hospital where he essentially disappeared - patient’s status in the mental health system is kept from the public. For years, nobody knew what became of Gregory. It was assumed that he remained locked up indefinitely.

However, as it transpired, he was temporarily released in 1995 and was working as a grocery bagger in a local convenience store. When the district attorney caught wind of this, he questioned whether he was now competent to face trial on the murder charge. Shortly afterwards, Gregory was sent back to Norman Mental Hospital where he shall remain institutionalised for the rest of his life.

Title: Dark Chocolate pt. 2

Title: Dark Chocolate 

Type: Fluff

Characters: Reader X Jaehyun

Word Count: 3, 018

A/N: help, I don’t know how to write fluff lmfao plus I listen to limitless and firetruck while writing this which is kinda the wrong song to listen to when you want to feel the fluffy emotion jfc. Also, it’s longer than what I’ve initially planned but, I hope yall enjoy this! Have fun!

Summary: It’s definitely not your fault that you’re allergic to chocolates. But the problem is, he doesn’t know about it at all.

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Why I think the T should not be part of the LGBT

• It’s not a sexuality
• Transgenderism is a mental illness
• Trans should not be as celebrated as it is
• it makes trans look fun and unique and hey, you can be in the LGBT if you’re gnc!
• People assume that gay and trans is the same thing
• We are rarely spoken about anyway
• We are such a minority that you are hard pressed to find another trans person at all.
• It’d be better to have a community for trans people separately
• trans has nothing to do with homo and bisexuality
• Some LGB people are transphobic
• LGB people cannot, like all cis people, understand or help us

*little disclaimer since I seem to have pissed off the entirety of Tumblr. This is MY opinion and MY choice of words. It is not misinformation since it is an opinion, and stated to be an opinion. I realise “mental illness” does not sit well with some of you, but what I mean by using the term is to depict dysphoria. Dysphoria is a mental handicap, illness, disturbance, abnormality, difference, whatever word you wish to use, so feel free to replace that term. Also, please try to actually explain why you all think I’m a fucking idiot. Acknowledge some of my other points and debate me for a change.

Pluto in the 4th House - Holy Doll

People with Pluto in the 4th house partially exist in the space beneath us. Profound messages of spiritual guidance generate through the unconscious and express vividly through the individual’s conscious intuition, dream, and imagination. The ancestral heritage with Pluto in the 4th is fascinatingly rich. There is a sacred essence about the birth of this child. She is the heiress of century’s old wisdom, knowledge, and magic. The individual has a powerful memory that may replay events of past lives or trauma. The familiar feeling of family may come through intimacy with the invisible. Unseen voices, messages of counsel from higher guardians, and an unconscious palace of unconscious safety may become home. This can create an internalized or seemingly isolated person. This sense of separation from the world can emanate pure bliss for the individual or lonely horror.

The individual with Pluto in the 4th house has a volatile inner experience. Emotions ingress from the unconscious, so the individual’s mood may abruptly change with seemingly no causation. This can generate endless confusion and aggression at the self in the Pluto in the 4th individual. Memories may be distorted by the emotional state and trigger delusion and false recollections of betrayal. The fear of abandonment may be self undoing with Pluto in the 4th. However, there is a rabbit inside calling with the echo of God. This feeling of being abandoned on earth can find peace in divine intimacy, and the longing and capacity for this union is so profound and majestic that the individual seeks intense bonds with other people. Those who the individual accepts into their inner circle become family. Because the individual is typically quite private and reticent to trust, this circle can be extremely hard to gain entry. This may be a side effect of early betrayal. The individual may have been the possible witness to an event she was never meant to see, or confront demons of inheritance like a mentally disturbed parent or generational cycles of dysfunction. The individual’s feeling of safety may have been compromised in some way, like she never had the sense of stability or protection. Maybe something like her parents remaining in an unhappy marriage and silent resentment wounding her sensitivity occurred.

There is an invisible depth with Pluto in the 4th. The individual may seek to destruct family patterns because the destruction seemed so raw to them. This is a psychological soul probe. A mask is worn in everyday life, but sheer power, resilience, and psychic energy is generating if you only stare a little harder. The individual makes a natural psychoanalyst and easily perceives the spiritual energy of other people. They conceive concealed undercurrents and consult with a spellbook inside. Solitude and isolation associates with Pluto in the 4th. Much of the individual’s experience exists on the inner world, so blankets of life can occur in withdrawal. This sort of intense internalized focus provides a self sufficiency that eases the abandonment fears and allows the individual to explore the sorcery that exists in their individual being. Because there seemed to be little separation from the self and the mother for much of life, despite the individual’s withdrawal, there can be a dependency on other people because she feels she does not exist without them. But here the opposite could be true. There is such lost mystique and sacred knowledge dwelling in Pluto in the 4th people. She is a magnet for those seeking answers and prophecy. Without knowing it, an illuminated temple resides behind the eyes.

-C.

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Fernald State School

Built in 1888, the Fernald State School is known for its deplorable practices and purpose as opposed to anything positive that ever came from it. It was originally named the Experimental School for Teaching and Training Idiotic Children but was later renamed after the third owner, Walter E. Fernald. Fernald was a stanch advocate for eugenics. He genuinely and strongly believed that the best way to improve society was to isolate those who he considered unwanted or inferior, mainly due to physical or mental disability. It would later be estimated that at least half of his patients were physically fit but just deemed unwanted or a burden to their family.

The institution was often cramped due to taking on many more patients than they were able to cope with. Almost immediately, it was rife with abuse at the hands of the staff - sexual, mental, and physical. Furthermore, the institution was involved in human experimentation including sterilisation and radiation experiments on living and unwilling subjects. Between 1946 and 1953, the institution exposed young male children to radioactive isotopes to document the effects.

It wouldn’t be until the 1970s that a class action suit was filed to upgrade the conditions. In 2014, it finally shut down.

Storm Front

Happy Valentine’s Day to my amazing Secret Valentine, @starscythe!!!  I do hope you enjoy this gift, my friend, as you gift us with so many incredible manips all year long. Meeting you in person in November was such a joy, and I hope we can hug in person again in the near future. 

Without further adieu, here is your  @oqcelebration valentine. :D


He’s heard stories, of course, broken whispers whenever a fierce storm blew in unexpectedly, mumbled musings if an acquaintance suddenly fell ill. These are never voiced loudly, as superstition’s lingering hold on the forest proves to be an ominous task master, leaving such wonderings to drift from one listener to the next, more often than not finding fertile ground stripped bare by black magic’s lingering touch.

The Evil Queen’s dark curse had taken many, but there are those among the forest’s remnants who believe she herself still dwells in this realm. They speak of her in hushed fragments, discuss sightings of a dark, solitary figure who roams the forest at night, a cloaked woman who has somehow lost her magic but now lives bound to it, perhaps in just retribution for a curse so foul it emptied their lands and cast both friend and foe into fates unknown.

Robin has never put much stock into superstition, neither does he give credence to legends or fairy lore. His is a world defined by what he can see, touch and confiscate, a world in which people rarely fit into molds of “good” or “evil”, a world in which he’s observed unspeakable acts committed by the most respected of citizens while those judged as lesser are the very ones who offer shelter and food to the starving. He lives by his wits and senses and surrounds himself with a thieving group of outcasts he’d readily give his life to protect.

Yet even he, the infamous Robin Hood, has to admit that the air feels odd tonight, that there is a charge to the impending storm brewing in the eastern highlands that makes the hairs on the back of his neck prickle. He senses a disturbance, one that feels altogether too personal and close at hand for comfort. Roland must have felt it, too, for the boy had clung to him as Robin soothed his son’s whimpers until he’d finally fallen into a fitful sleep.

It is enough for him to grudgingly admit that tinges of magic probably remain in his forest, even if the queen is nowhere to be found. Dreams of Marian and of his mother plague his sleep and fill him with sense of urgency altogether foreign, one that pushes him towards consciousness even as his body rebels.

A loud clap of thunder finally awakens him, and he’s surprised to find that he’s drenched in sweat. Roland is still sleeping soundly, but one touch to his son’s forehead reveals that the boy is hot with fever. He holds his child close, drawing the blankets up around him, but he worries as all parents do, even as the wind howls just outside their tent.

Roland needs feverfew tea. Unfortunately, their stashes of medicinal herbs have run dry in light of the recent bout of sickness that have ravaged both his men and their families, and he lies there only minutes before deciding to risk a trip to the lake’s edge to gather what he needs. He wakes Little John and asks his friend to keep an ear and eye out for his son before donning his thickest cloak and disappearing into the forest’s canopy. He’s survived far worse storms than this, he reminds himself, ignoring the tingling sensations skittering up his legs that feel altogether supernatural.

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Pisces ~ Ocean’s Daughter

To love is to be wounded, to cherish is to confront betrayal,
to nurture is to face loss,
no sign understands the fatality, the delicacy, and the duality of life better than mutable Pisces. Every perspective of the crystal ball is viewed
in diamond kaleidoscope eyes, and so Venus exalts where all the tears
of the world flow
into the Pisces ocean. Pisceans have memories of a better place, a life before this one, where they were unconstrained and free, they were flying,
and now it can seem at times they are drowning, or dwelling in a world they have walked through before,
trying to repair in their own humble way. But Venus is also bliss and joy, and the Pisces can indulge in a heavenly high, swim in a honey sea of serenity, a happiness channeled
by the laughter of angels, for their melancholy to sink so deep below is the capacity for their delight to swing them from star to star
in some sort of divine rapture. No Pisces can be a surface dweller, without feeling hollow or empty, no Pisces can stand alone without
falling into the arms of the Source without suffering rage and emotional instability. The Pisces spirit is limitless, they are an alter
of spiritual nectar and profound sorcery, the manifestation of miracles and immeasurable potential. The duality of Pisces can be expressed through the martyr and the redeemer.
She could be a nurse who suffers a mental disturbance of her own. She heals others, she is a lighthouse of therapy and intuitive guidance,
but then she is worn down, unbalanced from the static of absorbing circulating wounds, and in pursuit of medical intervention herself. And this sort of
theme provides a good insight into the paradox of Pisces. Little is really known about this sign, or it’s 12th house kingdom, it is locked away,
in a private box filled with dreams, soul music, and visions from the eyepiece of God. They are a form of holy water, a divine cleanse, a slice of heaven, generous and infused with every colour of the rainbow. The ocean’s daughter is celestially exquisite

-Cherry

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