well this is nice indeed

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.

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Apparently, Miss Cullen and Miss Hale have a presentation for us.

221B as a Johnlock Mirror

There is something about 221B that has nagged me since series 3. For us - as well as Sherlock and John - the flat has always been a sacred place. Their home, the sum of them living together. Just look at these lovely quotes from ASiP:

  • Got my eye on a nice little place in central London. Together we ought to be able to afford it.
  • Well, this could be very nice. Very nice indeed. - Yes. Yes, I think so. My thoughts precisely. 

This is love at first sight, the flat as a placeholder for their mutual feelings. 

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Indeed one has to be kind to his parents and treat them well and talk to them in a nice manner, because their rights are great indeed.

“And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.” (Noble Qur'an 17:23-24)

Photo posted on twitter earlier of David Tennant filming on the set of Mad To Be Normal

Episode eleven: SCORE ONE FOR TEAM CUNNING PLAN.

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The 100 - Hogwarts Headcanons

Slytherin:

  • Clarke Griffin
  • John Murphy
  • Marcus Kane
  • Gustus
  • Anya
  • Indra
  • Cage Wallace

Gryffindor

  • Bellamy Blake
  • Octavia Blake
  • Wells Jaha
  • Lincoln
  • Roan
  • Abby Griffin
  • Finn Collins
  • Monroe
  • Jake Griffin
  • Dante Wallace

Ravenclaw

  • Monty Green
  • Raven Reyes
  • Kyle Wick
  • Sinclair
  • Lexa
  • Emori
  • Dr. Tsing

Hufflepuff

  • Nathan Miller
  • Jasper Jordan
  • Harper
  • Fox
  • Maya Vie
  • Jackson
  • Nyko
  • Zoran

I know that a lot of The 100 fans have different Hogwarts headcanons, I’ve seen Clarke as both Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, Bellamy as Slitherin, Jasper and Monty both either in Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, Lincoln and Anya as Hufflepuff etc.

The only characters that stay in the same house for most fans are Raven in Ravenclaw, Murphy in Slytherin and Octavia in Gryffindor (at least I haven’t seen them sorted differently).

I’d love for you to come talk to me about similarities and differences to your Hogwarts headcanons as long as you don’t feel the urge to insult my ideas to justify yours.

“Is that a blouse?”
“Hmm?”
“You wearing a blouse, Sherlock?”
“Oh, yes. It’s my favourite colour, and it fit, so.”
“Oh yeah, I like you in purple.”
“Violet.”
“Right, the devil’s in the details.”
“Indeed.”
“Well, it looks nice.”
“Thank you, John.”
“You’re welcome. Mm what about a you look handsome kiss? …ah lovely. Thanks.”
“Oh my pleasure entirely, John.”
“Ha well. I don’t know about that.”