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Perfect (2013)

Perfect by Rachel Joyce is a novel published in 2013 which features a main character with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The book actually has two narratives which switch with each chapter - one focuses on two boys in England in the 1970s and the other is set in the present day focusing on Jim, who has OCD. The two stories come together at the end but I’ll confess I haven’t actually read much of the former one.

As someone with OCD I found Perfect to give an accurate portrayal of the disorder, albeit quite a severe case. In particular it did make a change from the handwashing stereotype - not to offend of invalidate those with OCD with handwashing or other hygiene-related rituals (it is quite common) but it can be annoying when that is the only portrayal of OCD in the media - Jim’s compulsions primarily involved counting and greeting objects by name. Jim also has tics and a stammer as a result of electroconvulsive therapy.

It’s not the happiest of books from what I have read, but without giving spoilers, it does have a hopeful ending.

There are a quite a few potential triggers that I can remember. Jim does endure quite a bit of ableism, and has spent much of his life in a psychiatric institution. Unfortunately I can’t list what ones there may be in the other “half” of the book.

I would recommend this book as an accurate portrayal of OCD, both for those who have it and those who don’t but wish to know more about it.

They then proceed to discuss costume plumage until the cab arrives.

Last drawing before the good old traditional one-day Christmas hiatus! I couldn’t possibly not draw these two though, Izzy and Pixie being the biggest celebrities at the ball and all (p.s. if you aren’t already following tanglefootcomic you really need to fix that pronto).

I’m so sorry for my hash of a pencil sketch but I just adore these two *w*

Imagine Person A reading through an old diary where they’re still in denial over their feelings for Person B and screaming “BE HONEST WITH YOUR FEELS, ME”

Amy Rose is the number 1 fan member of the Sonic fan community; she organizes conventions and fan parties dedicated to Sonic. Tails, Mina and Chris are among the members. The secret creator and the one who donates most to the fan group is Sally, who is always anonymous.

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I really want to grab a survival mod and do the journal thing with Min or maybe Laerke would be a better choice. Min kind of has a weird specialized story that doesn’t quite follow along.

Are you on PC? You could try mods like ‘Frostfall’ and ‘Realistic Needs and Diseases’ (or other needs mods, as there are several to choose from) for a nice survival experience. There’s probably other mods to go with them as well for extra survival stuff, but I haven’t been actively playing or modding Skyrim since 2013 so I can’t recommend anything newer.