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Mental Illness in the Horror Genre

Something that pissed me off the other day.

Talking to a guy who knows my parents but doesn’t know me very well, and he tells me that his friend (indeed, a very nice and talented actor) recently put out a horror movie. And I’m interested until I hear the words “So it’s about this guy with OCD…” and at that point my mom and I give each other a sidelong glance.

I say, “I don’t know, because I have OCD and it’s a pretty serious thing for me.”

To which he follows up, “Oh, you don’t have it like this guy! You’re totally functional!”

Okay, dude. Yes, I am standing before you in a fancy club, dressed nice, and looking relatively balanced. But you do not know me. You do not know OCD.

You do not know that I have been non-functional, and that in order to maintain my current balance of sanity, I take daily medication and see a weekly therapist, and I still have downward spirals and panic attacks.

OCD can add to a story, for sure. The Aviator is a great example–albeit, it was on the voyeuristic side, kind of “check out what a weirdo this guy really is”, but his condition was portrayed in a realistic and *sympathetic* manner, because it focused so hard on his anxiety and entrapment.

I don’t need a horror movie about my disorder for a couple reasons.
1. I already live the horror movie that is OCD.
2. Just like people with psychosis, schizophrenia/schizotypal disorders, dissociative identity disorders, and any other number of mental disorder that makes us act in unusual and yes, sometimes frightening ways, I don’t need it to be the hinge for your horror flick, a handy device that makes more people like you scared and misunderstanding of people like me.
3. And for people with the above disorders who may not be diagnosed, they don’t need to be told that they are dangerous monsters and cause them to avoid treatment out of fear. (This goes double for people who experience paranoia or delusions as part of their symptoms.)

This post ended up way longer than I meant, but really, truly, hear me out creators:

MENTAL ILLNESS IS A TRAIT AMONG AN INFINITE VARIETY OF PEOPLE. IT IS NOT A CHARACTER FLAW, AND IT IS DEFINITELY A POOR PLOT DEVICE FOR THE HORROR GENRE. YOU CAN DO BETTER.

Ayato still only has a driver’s permit, so he needs an adult in the car when he drives; and there’s a sale on takoyaki at the store. So he dragged his brothers out of the house for a day of adventure! What happens next? You decide! 

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deepforever  asked:

When was the best day of your life ? What made it the best day (P.S I love your blog a lot )

I’ve had many best days- I try not to limit them to one.

Seeing a hippogriff hatch for the first time, and spending the day watching the nestling with my mother and brother.  The day I received my wand and got my first set of school things.  The first evening at Hogwarts, and being sorted into my house.

There are many others, but those of my family and of Hogwarts tend to stick with me, on the days that are a little darker.  

why isn’t there a shieldshock version of the strip horse/basketball scene from what’s your number.

shes done, Veronica out. time to pretend she never murdered anybody and watch a movie with Martha. then move on and work on stealing everyone’s girl. bye.

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“We are gathered here to celebrate the union of Bridget Rose Jones and Mark Fitzwilliam Darcy. And by the power vested in me, i now pronounce you… finally husband and wife.”

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As someone who specializes in jackass characters (i.e. evil, bad, morally corrupt, etc.) I’ve been meaning to make this guide for all my fellow roleplayers trying their hand at harvesting their evil seedlings. I hope you enjoy my guide and it helps you. If it doesn’t, though, at least you laughed due to my hilarious commentary.

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anonymous asked:

Hi Sarah, I love your cdrama recs! But I don't have the time to mainline dramas now because of school, do you have any cmovie recs?

Ahhhh, I don’t watch many cmovies, but I just finished two today, so you’re in luck! 

Movies that have been recommended to me that I haven’t had the chance to watch yet: