WILL DO once I’m done with other works I promiseee ô3ô
I love that when Makoto first tells Haru he should visit him, he’s all tsundere
But upon considering the followingDoes a complete 180 and shows up like “Yes Husbando. I have come with lunch. For my Husbando. Whom is Mine. And not Kisumi’s.”Then shows up again the next day like “Look honey, I’ve brought the children.”
"Just in case there was any confusion that we are, in fact, married."
REMEMBER WHEN MIHASHI GOT PEGGED IN THE BUTT AND THE PITCHER WAS SAD BECAUSE HE HIT MIHASHI BUT THEN ABE WAS LIKE MIHASHI LEMME FIX YO BUTT AND THE PITCHER STARTED LAUGHING.
Well idk, maybe theyre a bit similar xD I’m going to watch 8th episode now.
Also my dog’s name is Nora, what a shame really
Fucking Noragami has all of my fav seiyuus wtf the fuck
I STARTED WATCHING IT AND I’M CRYING BECAUSE YATO
click the pictures, don’t just look at this….eee
remember that post about gay people identifying other gay people’s sexuality by their smell
My “art” gets worse and worse every 7 minutes
I’m not okay but I guess nothing can be done about it. And I don’t want to get into details
That feeling when a person suddenly starts talking to you after months of ignoring you just to brag about how awesome stuff they bought or just talk to you because THEY are bored, and without bothering to even ask if you’re still alive every now and then
And you’re like “wow wait so we’re still friends???? You really think so????” and you scream internally but then again you are so happy that finally someone can take your mind off things for a few moments that you just decide to keep quiet and pretend everything is ok
Anonymous asked: “What would be the best way to write a character who develops PTSD? She was abducted for a couple of weeks, and I thought it’d make the story more realistic. She’s a pretty strong character, but I’m also stuck with how her colleagues, especially one who’s particularly close to her, could help her.
This is a very good question. Writing a character with a psychological disorder can be confusing and difficult at first, it is definitely not impossible.
A tip you often hear is, “Write what you know.” That’s great, but sometimes you want to write something that you don’t know. Rather than producing a very inaccurate/unrealistic depiction of a serious mental disorder, it’s best to learn everything you possibly can about it. That said, I’m glad you asked!
I want to give you something to chew on:
Fiction is the means by which we can escape reality by immersing ourselves in it.
You are taking on the task of creating a character who develops a very human disorder, because you want it to be true-to-life, to be realistic. Great! Realism is a worthy aspiration. I’d be worried if a character who was abducted for two weeks showed absolutely no signs of damage from the experience.
The first thing I would encourage every writer to do—no matter what kind of character you are creating—is research. Always, always, research. We have an article pertaining to writing mental disorders. Hopefully that can answer some parts of the question, so once you’ve read that, proceed (or ignore us and proceed anyway)!
In this article, we will try to examine writing PTSD specifically, starting with how to research psychological disorders. Yes, that was plural. It is possible for a person to have more than one psychological disorder after experiencing a trauma. That is why it is important to brush up on a variety of disorders related to PTSD. You want to pinpoint the character’s symptoms so you can best depict her experience with the disorder.
- Find someone qualified. Do you know anyone (family/friend/acquaintance) who is a qualified social worker/therapist/counselor/psychologist? If you do, reach out to them. They not only possess experience in working with people who have psychological disorders, they can fact-check the realism of your story.
- Find someone who lived/lives it. If you know someone who is willing to talk about his or her PTSD, that person would be a terrific resource for you. Be very careful, however, of the way that you approach the treatment of a person’s mental disorder, especially in a dialogue face-to-face. Prepare specific questions, vet these questions through another person who knows your resource personally to be sure that they don’t cross a line, and remember that, while you strive to write something fictional, your resource actually lived/lives their trauma. Behave yourself and be respectful.
- Google! Search terms like “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” “Mental disorders,” and “Survivors of assault”. It’s important to learn about the disorder itself, and the people who actually experience(d) it. There are support groups online. We don’t want to say infiltrate them, but there are good resources and first-hand accounts of experiences with it that may benefit your writing.
- Read up. Books covering a wide range of mental disorders can be found in most any book store–the most famous being the DMS-IV-TR. Self-help books are also a valuable place to look, although PTSD is best when treated with help from a trained professional. See also: Every TV show that brings in counselors after a traumatic event occurs. Not everything you see how TV is accurate, but that part is at least worth watching.
Researching the disorders in question will allow you to consider your character more realistically, which leads to more realistic writing.
Secondly, you need to research your character. That must sound odd, because unless this is a fan fiction piece and you can look up a backstory or biography, your character is original, a.k.a. created by you. Trust me, you’ve got plenty to do.
Questions to ask yourself on this front:
- What was the character like before the abduction? Was she very outgoing and gregarious? Shy and reserved? Understanding your character is key in terms of understanding how she will react to trauma.
Let’s take a look at the meaning of psychological trauma, as explained by Dr. Kathleen Young:This is important because experiencing trauma in any case causes a change in the victim. It can impede the emotional development in adolescents, and snap an adult into a depressed, sometimes child-like state. You want to show that change in the character. Perhaps, your character is facing the hardships of piecing herself back together in the aftermath of the abduction – being “strong” as she was, the experience will undoubtedly be a blow to her perception of herself.
- What’s the character like after the abduction? How do you show these changes? In many cases, the effects are obvious (anxiety, nightmares, etc.) There will be more subtle differences as well. For example:So, maybe your character is more alert of her surroundings, more jumpy, very sensitive to what are called “triggers” or, things that can set off the disorder such as; yelling, being touched, hearing about abductions, hearing a phrase or term used by her abductors, etc.Eva Mendez Kor, a Holocaust survivor (check out the documentary, Forgiving Dr. Mengele.) She experienced PTSD after her experiences in Dr. Mengele’s despicable twin research endeavors. Friends and family notice long-term effects from the trauma she sustained at Aushwitz. These include: a heightened sense of resourcefulness and never leaving her plate with food left on it.
Now for that close friend of your character’s. Support is very important to the recovery from a disorder like PTSD. I would encourage you to go through the same research process that I outlined for researching the disorder to find resources on what a loved one can do to help a friend coping with PTSD.
A couple of suggestions:
- Can this person be a confidant? Maybe he/she is the first person your character really opens up to about the abduction – that’s a great way to show that there is trust in the relationship.
- Is this person silently observant? Maybe this person takes special note of the changes in her character after the abduction and they have some kind of “unspoken trust” about it, where the moment she begins to falter, the friend is at her side.
- Or, of course, whatever you think of as an alternative.
Once you are equipped with all of your shiny new knowledge about your character and PTSD, the next feasible step is to write! Implement what you learn into your story.
A few links for you on PTSD:
- Support for/Symptoms of PTSD Women and Trauma
- Women and Trauma
- Checklist/Survey for Trauma (for children, but the symptoms are largely the same)
- Symptoms of PTSD
- What Causes PTSD?
- National Center for PTSD - Effect on Family and Friends
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Oh my god my prof is late and everyone is chilling and suddenly someone yelled “WHO HAS POKEMON” AND THE CLASS EXPLODEDI’m in college