Sooooo…. what to say ? First sorry P for posting this cause you still didn’t make it official but well…. you shouldn’t show me awesome design like that ! And I had some time at the airport anyway.. And second : thank you <3 It was wonderful to meet you, to hang out with you, to speak english with ya even if we’re both french, to talk all the night until the parents were coming to complain about us, to joke about… your know, to create An and develop him, to draw together, to laugh and laugh so much that I was coughting ! To spoil you about my stories, to be spoiled about your stories, to see you scream by reading the rp with PT, to be able to hug you despite my fears, to totally trust you, to smile and just enjoy being two friends together <3
That’s not over… I know ! I’m moving, but I’ll come back to France next summer… but geez it will be long until then :’>
So until then, stay determined, sweetheart. You can do it ! You can become a great doctor like you want to be ! And smell like this creepy human that is-… Anyway !
Thank you for everything, hun, I’ll feel lonely in Reunion Island without you :’3 Stay as awesome as you are, you’re a wonderful friend ! *hugs*
… I’m not a crybaby, just sensitive ;;; Don’t you dare cry by reading this !! And enjoy the replies to the rp !! HAHA !!
Hi, I have a character who has been kidnapped at a young age and was raised by the kidnappers (they killed his family). They made him learn how to shoot a gun and commit crimes. My character is released into the real world when he is in his early twenties. May I know what effect will the kidnappings have on him?
Well- it really depends
on how young he was when he was snatched
and how well he gets on with his adoptive family.
If he’s snatched when
he’s too young to remember his birth parents then he could well have grown up
not knowing about them and (if he’s well looked after) with no traumatising
effects from the kidnap.
There have been several
cases historically of very young children being taken from their parents for
political reasons and raised by the birth parents enemies. There were a handful
of cases in Nazi Germany and a lot of
cases in Argentina.
In Argentina the way it
usually happened is that the birth parents were arrested and ‘disappeared’,
secretly killed by the government forces. Children, usually new-borns or up to
the age of about 2, were then handed over to ‘respectable’ families. Most of
these children were brought up believing their adoptive parents were there
Children who were
raised believing their adoptive parents were their biological parents generally
report feelings of betrayal on finding out the truth in adulthood. It often
caused rifts in families and left the children feeling isolated and depressed.
taking young children from political dissidents, happened in the Soviet Union
for a while. These children were usually raised in orphanages and were aware of
their parentage. They were essentially raised knowing who their parents were
and taught that their parents were wrong, bad and dangerous.
In those cases children
seem to have had an easier time adjusting. They didn’t feel isolated and formed
strong bonds with each other. They absorbed the ideals of the state and the
idea that they’d been rescued from ‘bad’ biological parents. They don’t tend to
report the same feelings of betrayal.
All of this is assuming
the adoptive parents don’t abuse this character.
You say they teach him
to commit crimes, depending on his age when he’s kidnapped he could well grow
up thinking this is normal and correct. What counts as moral behaviour changes
between cultures and subcultures, children don’t come with an inbuilt sense
that ‘crime’ is bad. My point is that raising a child to be an immoral adult
doesn’t necessarily mean the
relationship is abusive.
If he’s taken young,
given love and affection, there’s no reason why he wouldn’t love his adoptive parents and have a relative ‘normal’
relationship with them.
If he was told growing
up that he was ‘adopted’ and his birth parents were terrible people then that
relationship probably won’t change a great deal. It would take a concerted
effort to make him question that relationship.
If he grew up thinking
his adoptive parents were his birth parents then finding out otherwise would
make him question his relationship with them even if it was a good
If the character was old
enough to remember his birth parents then that changes things considerably. An
older child is probably going to be traumatised by the kidnapping, especially
if he’s old enough to realised that his ‘real’ parents were killed.
Beyond that we start
getting outside my area of expertise. I know next to nothing about childhood
development. I know very little about child abuse.
I hope I’ve talked
about some cases that are helpful and relevant to your story but I think that
you’re likely to find more information on child abuse specifically by
consulting @scriptshrink and @scripttraumasurvivors’s blogs. I know they both have
a lot of useful information on the subject.
Sorry I couldn’t
provide a more definite answer, and good luck with your story. :)
I SAW THE GINTAMA MOVIE YESTERDAY WHEEEEEW I was originally planning to see it next week (even if it meant ditching uni welp) but I got to watch it sooner \o/
Quite a few people have said their thoughts on it which aren’t too far off from mine but I’ll try to share my take anyways. I wrote a lot more but the read-more cut isn’t working for me atm D:
- not movie-related but the English subtitles (at least what we
got) were so shoddy lmao (although I chuckled at how
Ketsuno Ana became R. Sole LOL)
- acting quality
varied but I think everyone at least tried to capture their characters’
personalities. My biggest complaint was Nanao as Matako who just
screamed “model and nothing else”
Hashimoto as Kagura imo was okay despite some flat idol-actor moments. I
really enjoyed her comedic scenes hahaha. I was pretty happy with Shun Oguri and Masaki
Suda as Gintoki/Shinpachi. My favourite was
Ryo Yoshizawa as Sougo though!
- the comedy was well done and
everyone in the cinema had a good laugh!! The film didn’t hold back with
the typical Gintama humour and tried hard to keep the same comedic
feel. action is ok, nothing special;
questionable cgi/editing didn’t help much lol but what can you do
- I enjoyed the the abridged beetle hunting story
and most new scenes/changes. Movie content overall is fine but not really a good
introduction to Gintama –
definitely something fans would appreciate more than newcomers
don’t feel as shoe-horned in here unlike the anime movie version which was nice; we could had done
without Gengai tbh however thanks to him we got awesome parodies,
including an epically blatant Nausicaa
scene LMAO so I’ll be forgiving
- the one change/addition I disliked
the most was the Takasugi/Gintoki fight which replaced the good ol’
GinZura/Amanto fight. It felt really unnecessary and wasn’t exciting to
watch, pretty forced :(
- we still got our Ginzura parachute scene at least!!! also the Lupin reference is funnier
now thanks to Oguri having played him in the recent movie haha
scenes in the original are kept eg. Shinpachi cutting Nizou’s arm off,
umbrella scene, so don’t fret!!
overall a very enjoyable
movie, if you take your anime bias goggles off and come in just for a
fun movie you won’t be disappointed, I really do recommend this!