One of my great ambitions with West of Absolution is to have a scene where Tabby goes completely nonverbal, but instead of getting aggravated or belittling her, everybody instead gets together and tries to help make sense of what she’s trying to say on her own terms.
If this script goes anywhere I’m gonna be really adamant that something along those lines makes it into the show at least once.
I’m Faceless, it’s a nickname Noxian gave me when she found me inside. I can’t talk, my mouth is sewn shut.. and my hair covers my eyes so if it’s dark I look like I don’t have a face.
Noxian says I have nice ice blue eyes, but I wouldn’t know. I’ve never looked in a reflective surface.. I’m too scared to.
I take on some of the nightmares and flashbacks, Onix takes on most of them, but I help out.. at least then I’m somewhat useful.
I live mostly on my own inside, Onix occasionally visits, but before he did only Noxian knew I was even there. I’ve met everyone now but I don’t socialise well.. because I can’t talk and not everyone understands and they think I’m too creepy. I worry about scaring the little kids. Nathan has been the only one who was near me, but Maximus soon took him away and told him not to go near me..
I’m to be seen, and not heard.
I didn’t want to be seen either, I wanted to be invisible.. so I can’t blame anyone for why I get treated like I don’t exist.
Sorry it’s not a happy story.. the only time I’m able to communicate is when I’m out here, or when Noxian visits me inside. She says she just has to look in my eyes and knows what I’m thinking.. she’s spent hours talking to me even though I couldn’t respond.
Uh.. and I just discovered that watching zombie games is interesting.. they’re like me, unable to communicate, always misunderstood.. just take away the human flesh eating part.
I’m going to go now.. I’m sure I’ve probably scared everyone away.
Hi! It was me—I asked. c:
And no! No, you haven’t scared everyone away! Not at all. I promise. I have several of my own creepy-peopele here who I think are lovely and I love very much, so it doesn’t bother me how you look or anything. It wouldn’t, anyway. And I know how hard it can be when people are scared of you or think you’re too spooky to be around, even if they say they like you. It’s difficult being misunderstood like that, and it can be difficult finding ways to speak up.
I’m sorry you can’t communicate very well and don’t have many people to talk to… It’s awful being so isolated like that. Were you thinking of writing maybe, or posting on here more often? I know I’d never mind talking to you, if you ever wanted. I really like hearing from people, too. So I’m really glad you answered my question, thank you.
It sounds like you and my Alex have a lot in common, actually. Especially if you connect with zombies. They’re kind of scary and they don’t tend to talk very much, and they don’t really like to be around people because they aren’t very good at socializing. I wish I could get them to talk on here more because I do think it would help them, but they get nervous about the idea, I think. They’re kind of a grump, too, and I think they don’t think anyone will like them. They usually hide in our attic to keep out of sight because they have stitched up skin and milky eyes, and shark teeth and big claws, and I don’t think they like people looking at them. They only really talk to me. So I know how you must feel, with only Noxian to communicate with.
Still, it doesn’t always have to be happy stories—I’m just glad to learn something about you now, and to meet you! If you ever want to talk or ever come around again, I’d be more than happy to keep chatting and listen more, or maybe try and get Alex to say hello. Whatever you want and makes you comfortable, of course. Thank you again for introducing yourself!
I’d give anything to go back to this day in history.
Good mornin, dash!
Have somethin vaguely me-related.
That’s a cake, by the way. A fuckin cake. Impressive, if you ask me.
It’s a little early, so I’ll resist makin any half-baked puns about it. Let’s just enjoy how badass it is.
i like how when people say “i love couples with size difference” they mean tiny girls with waists so thin the large men they are dating can put their entire hand around them and by love i mean where the FUCK are my tiny vain princes and their huge muscular knight women who don’t put up with any of their shit and hoist them over their shoulders and walk off when they’re having a princely temper tantrum your all WEAK
#i also love little men and big men #and little girls and their tall girlfriends #all the size differences come on
what about over-6-ft tall big muscly polyamorous Amazon woman with two skinny femme boys tossed over both her shoulders
or very tiny almost-5-ft smug snarky scrawny jerk of a man and his almost-6-ft lanky rough-edged foul-mouthed filthy arrogant girlfriend
because I am personally v fond of those too
Mental disorders are not quirky character traits.
Mental disorders are not quirky character traits.
Mental disorders are not quirky character traits.
MENTAL DISORDERS ARE NOT QUIRKY CHARACTER TRAITS.
STOP WRITING THEM AS IF THEY ARE.
Ugh I hate that some people in this community think the only progress is the REALLY BIG progress. Having an article in the Sun that just scrapes the surface of DID does prompt people to learn more. And wouldn’t you rather have that than have DID be completely unheard of? And of course you cant expect the people at The Sun or any other newspaper to run a completely accurate all-telling article. You just have to settle for small steps. Stop being dicks to people who get interviewed.
For real. Educating just one person on the basics of DID at a luncheon is a small step forward. Progress adds up. Don’t discredit the little victories—every victory is important. And that really goes for everything. If I only ever focused on “big” victories, for instance, I know I never would’ve gotten this far into recovery without quitting. You have to start somewhere, after all.
If you have a child and they are creeped out by a nephew or older brother touching them or looking at them a certain way, you need to have a serious talk with that person and keep them the hell away from your child. Don’t minimize it or tell your kid to hug them anyway, that kid is picking up danger signals they don’t even understand yet. But so many families will tell that kid they are being a brat.
Really, really good! It’s hilarious honestly. Wish it had had more funding to get developed, but it’s really fantastic anyway. It kinda reminds me of Portal’s sense of humor, in a lot of ways, but moreover it reminds me entirely of Pushing Daisies’ sense of humor, if you’ve ever seen that. (If you haven’t it is totally worth your time too.) It’s meta as hell, no fourth-wall whatsoever, and I like that, but I’m sure some people might not. Lots of interesting musing and philosophy on the nature of writing and storytelling in places.
It was strange, though—I might put a warning on my recommendation saying that people who dissociate easily might wanna take it in small doses, if they play it at all… But then I dissociate really easily, and I could follow the narrative absolutely no problem. Rob, on the other hand, who was playing with me and has no significant dissociative tendencies to speak of, had a really hard time with it. It screwed with him pretty bad and he had a bit of wrestling with a bout it. So I don’t know… maybe I’m better equipped to handle some of the disorienting factors? Haha. The look on his face when I told him how he was feeling is pretty much how I felt all day every day was seriously something else though. I’ve never seen him make that face. But then I guess that makes some sense, when I think about it—the whole game questions the nature of reality and perception, and I have to think about that every time I wake up, so I suppose I’m used to the types of themes the game builds off of.
Attention fellow photosensitives!
I’d like to take a moment to tell you all about what is now easily my favorite XKit add-on, Disable Gifs.
Disable Gifs is almost everything I could have wanted from a photosensitive accessibility add-on. It will:
- Automatically stop gifs on your dashboard. This feature isn’t quite perfect, because it will only freeze gifs that are part of a photo post (meaning that you’re out of luck if someone adds a really flashy gif anywhere in the comment section, which is why non-photosensitive folk still need to please tag for this stuff), but it will definitely help with the majority of flashy things that will pass your dashboard.
- Allow you to play individual gifs at will. Specifically, each photo post with an animated gif will have a “Play Gif” (see image) option at the bottom of it. Simply click on this to animate all of the gifs in a post. If you want to see a specific gif in a photoset, just click on that image to view it with Tumblr’s photo viewer, and it’ll pop up and play.
- Easily stop gifs again once played. That gif a bit too much for you? You hate seeing it out of the corner of your eye? Just hit the “Play Gif” button again and it’ll stop.
Seriously, guys. My Tumblr experience is now so much better thanks to this add-on. Its main drawbacks are that it doesn’t stop gifs within the body of text and that it might slow down your computer, but I haven’t had any performance issues with this as of yet, and I’ve still found that it’s dramatically reduced how often I get triggery gifs on my dash. A+, would highly recommend.
To welcome this add-on into your life, first get XKit if you do not have it, and then go to your XKit “Get Extensions” tab, search for “Disable Gifs”, and click “install.”
Oh, and if you’re doing this during the holiday season, to turn off the annoying flashy Christmas lights, hit “Festivus Person?” in the lower right hand corner.