speaking of old schoolwork

there’s one of these writing assignments that always baffles me, reading back on it. the prompt was something like “pick an adjective that describes you and also begins with the same letter as your name, and write a scene where you demonstrate how you enact that adjective”.

the adjective we picked was “apathetic”

so here’s this story we made up about a kid getting hurt and everyone going over to help, and us wandering around the field and being like PSHH PEOPLE. including such great sentences as “[Name]’s hazel eyes seemed clouded over, almost perpetually gazing through her mortal peers and into the beyond.”

like why yes, it seems perfectly fine for a kid’s chosen attribute to be ‘apathetic’; let’s not follow up or find anything concerning about this or whatever.

i mean okay the “mortal peers” line is a bit melodramatic, but doesn’t something seem off??

- Ace

oh god I vaguely remember that format- was that from middle school or elementary? D:

middle school, heyo. 6th grade. it was that thing where we had a lot of different formats for poems and had to put them into a portfolio.

every single last one of ours is about dragons

- Ace

no fuk u i like this one more

[Birthname]
Silent,
Smart,
Strange.
Wishes to play all of the Final Fantasys.
Dreams of being a dragon.
Dreams of going to different worlds.
Wants to have a pet dragon.
Wants to have dragons be real!
Who wonders about other worlds.
Who fears what’s after death.
Who likes to role play.
Who likes the Final Fantasy games.
Who believes that dragons could be real.
Who believes that the Final Fantasy games shall never end.
Who loves dragons.
Who plans to work at SquareEnix.
Who is a dragon at heart.

- Ace

We were suddenly prompted to look through some old files we have saved on this computer for potential early multiplicity and. Oh my god, this poem we wrote in 6th grade (an I Am poem, for class, hence the format):

I am a girl who is skillful and confident.
I wonder why dragons haven’t evolved yet.
I hear a roar of a dragon beside me.
I see a small lizard with wings.
I want to go over and pet it.
I am a girl who is skillful and confident.
I pretend that my drawings are real.
I feel like my drawings are real.
I touch a pencil and draw a dragon.
I worry about the real world rarely.
I cry when I think about my dog dying.
I am a girl who is skillful and confident.
I understand a lot about animals.
I say that I don’t.
I dream that one day somebody will discover dragons.
I try to get good grades.
I hope that dragons are real.
I am a girl who is skillful and confident.

Can anyone guess what our main special interest for our first maybe 13 years of life was???

- Thomas

Why would you coin the term “multiphrenia”.

That is just asking for a bunch of bizarre mixed metaphors of schizophrenia and DID. And then add on top of that, of course, the fact that you philosophers really need to stop using disorders as metaphors for your theories! “The modern man is schizophrenic” and all that, shut uuuup.

(It’s basically a postmodern idea that because the self is not a stable Thing and instead depends on relationships, and because technology has allowed people to have a great deal of relationships, people now more than ever can have a number of different and conflicting “selves” that they might feel pulled apart by, especially when those different relationships come with different social expectations.)

- Thomas

It’s weird how many researchers will say stuff like “Alters aren’t the core dysfunction of DID — it’s the amnesia, flashbacks, pseudoseizures, and system disorganization that are the problem.” But somehow us non-DID multiple systems are spitting in the face of scientific fact??

- Thomas

idespisecispeople:

comfemgem:

trans* is incorrect; Under capitalism, we are all trans™.

You are your own person! Claim this body as your own……with trans! At Macys

thismightyart:

The Dark Planet and The Smiling God at they icecream date!!

thismightyart:

The Dark Planet and The Smiling God at they icecream date!!

On the way home there was some sort of poster sale going on that we happened to walk through. Three posters caught my eye: Fight Club, Boondock Saints, and Pulp Fiction.

Shit, I’m one of those guys.

- Thomas

i’m very pro-Autism Speaks awareness. let’s make people aware of how terrible of an organization it is.

- Ace