fandoms doing their thing
  • naruto fandom: yelling about which female character is the worstest
  • bleach fandom: angrily hissing at themselves and each other and being super salty over really little things
  • one piece fandom: sobbing into a pillow about whatever the hell's going on with sanji
  • fairy tail fandom: alternating between which ship they feel like fighting about and getting angry at cleavage
  • attack on titan fandom: explodes once a month in a burst of glory before immediately forgetting it ever existed
  • steven universe fandom: everything is problematic except what i like
  • jojo's bizarre adventure fandom: spent the last 29 years trying to figure out the plot; still hasn't gotten anywhere
  • yuri!!! on ice fandom: so gay very homosexual much wow
  • gravity falls fandom: slowly sinking into an existential crisis (possibly five existential crises)
  • my hero academia fandom: anxiously quadruple-checking saisai-chan's blog to see if there's anything new
  • yu-gi-oh! fandom: probably still confused about pot of greed??? idk lots of memes about hair
  • puella magi madoka magica fandom: crying about gays
  • ouran high chool host club fandom: pressed up against the window like creepers but no one notices
  • fullmetal alchemist fandom: but is it legal in japan????? no??? how about germany????? how about germany in 1912?????
  • pokémon fandom: still trying to catch 'em all
  • danganronpa fandom: all your faves are dead
  • game of thrones fandom: all your faves are dead or suffering
  • lord of the rings fandom: may or may not have ceased to exist altogether
  • doctor who fandom: hiding from the supernatural and sherlock fandoms
  • supernatural fandom: hiding from the sherlock and doctor who fandoms
  • sherlock fandom: hiding from the doctor who and supernatural fandoms
  • superwholock fandoms: sitting in a dark room, rubbing their hands together, and giggling maniacally
  • harry potter fandom: desperately awaiting the sweet release of death (or the next fantastic beasts movie)
  • hayao miyazaki fandom: anime was a mistake
  • voltron fandom: obsessing over keith, lance, klance, pidge's gender identity, shiro's ptsd, and allura's allura
  • rwby fandom: watching the bumbleby and black sun fans viciously circling each other like angry coyotes
  • dragon ball fandom: very tired at this point
  • abridged fandom: y u no update
  • star vs. the forces of evil fandom: the most passive aggressive ship warring i've ever seen tbh
  • avatar fandom: still bitching about zutara and makkora i guess idk
  • buffy the vampire slayer fandom: peering out from behind trees, probably waiting for the sun to sink
  • avengers fandom: either bickering about tony stark, screaming at sharon carter's existence, or dead inside
  • durarara!! fandom: fuck fascinating characters, development, and story; i want unhealthy gays
  • baccano! fandom: softly sobbing in the distance
  • warrior cats fandom: trying to pretend they never existed to begin with
  • rick riordan fandom: has either read every single thing he's ever written or gave up years ago
  • rave master fandom: sniggering as the fairy tail fandom loses its shit again
  • twilight fandom: rewriting the series so it doesn't suck as much and/or making cactus jokes
  • over the garden wall fandom: listening to "into the unknown" and sobbing
  • discworld fandom: secure in their superior sense of humor but sad because a great man has left us
  • a series of unfortunate events fandom: aggressively glowering at anything related to the movie
  • seven deadly sins fandom: confused af right now
  • vamp! fandom: has the best vampires ever created and fucking knows it
  • seraph of the end fandom: thinks they have the best vampires ever created (and are incorrect bc vamp! exists)
  • his dark materials fandom: making dæmons for themselves, their ocs, and literally anybody
  • star trek fandom: speaking in kling-on or whatever
  • star wars fandom: kylo ren discourse
  • miraculous ladybug fandom: arguing over which of four ships is the best even though they're all the same two people
  • thomas sanders fandom: deeply in love with thomas sanders bc it's really hard not to be
PTSD: Kakashi Analysis

Because having a bit of a free psychology lesson with our favorite character is always the best thing ever yeah? Nevertheless, this is a real issue that you might witness in war veteran. If you happen to know someone that suffer from PTSD, please provide them with help as much as possible.


Some basic on PTSD:

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can cause by perceived lack of social support, traumatic events during one’s lifetime, trauma severity, difficult childhood, low IQ (In which Kakashi is not, so low IQ does not qualify in his case). 

Cases of PTSD usually lead to persistent avoidance, re-experiencing trauma, illusion, hallucination, and distress. 

Some symptoms that you might see in a person who suffers from PTSD: hard to sleep, irritability, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response. 

For a person to be diagnosed with duration PTSD, the symptoms had to be showing for at least 1 month. Acute PTSD will be less than months. And chronic PTSD will be 3 or more months.


Analysis

Kakashi had obviously experienced a traumatic event when he was young. Sakumo committed suicide

However, there was no evidence in the anime showing that he suffers from any trauma or nightmare after Sakumo’s death. All we are seeing is Kakashi’s resolution to become stronger and stick with the rules.

However, because of Sakumo’s death, Kakashi had to suffer a harsh life condition with absolutely no help from others, making him enduring a difficult childhood

Kakashi is a pro at avoiding other people and continue to avoid social interaction. He mainly don’t want to talk in general. Not because he is anti-social, but may be interacting will make him being open to the concept of “bond” and “comrade”, causing him to remember what happened to his father because of “bond” and “comrade”. It will make him re-experiencing everything over and over again. 

And so, he continues to be cold.

Take a look at this GIF (Found here)

His face, full of irritation and persistently trying to avoid Gai. And most importantly, he is in distress. 

Unknowingly to Minato, sorry Minato, I love you, but Minato had missed Kakashi’s symptoms and move him into ANBU…that caused him to be more distress. Death after death after death, it pressing on his shoulder. That was one mistake that Minato had done. This had caused Kakashi to be more distant, not to even mention that Kakashi had completely depend on the ANBU for his coping mechanism. Sadly, it did not help him. 

Nightmare and unwanted thoughts of his two best friends’ deaths will keep on haunting him, adding to the stress that he already had to bear in his childhood day. Research shows that the earlier a person suffered from a traumatic event (for example, Holocaust victim), the worse stress they will suffer when they get older and the more they will become vulnerable to it. In Kakashi’s case, the first trigger was Sakumo, and then Obito and Rin. 

PTSD patients might also suffer from night terror, which cause them to wake up in sweat and unable to fall back asleep.

Hallucination is not uncommon in PTSD. Kakashi was seeing Rin’s blood on his hand and continue to wash his hand repeatedly (which also lead to my theory of him being OCD according to  some evidence that shows his obsessive unwanted thought, cleaning habit and cleaning hand after having nightmare habit)

Guilt isn’t uncommon either, or something we usually know as “survivor’s guilt”. He continues to blame himself, having nightmare with disturbing illusion and hallucinations.


I think it is safe to assume that Kakashi does have PTSD, this is not a headcanon for me anymore, or at least my psychology textbook doesn’t tell it is just a theory. To some of us, it is more than obvious. (poor my baby Kakashi)

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  • Sakura: Oh no. No no. I don't want to hear about the romance of being a loner.
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