Thursday, August 14, 2014

It cannot be highlighted enough that society as a whole is seriously lacking in its understanding of the vast scope under which 'mental illness' can be identified.

People seemingly cannot stand the idea of admitting there is something amiss with the way they are wired. Everyone is so desperate to be 'normal' that they completely miss the fact that the concept doesn't exist.

I make a point, if the situation presents itself, to let people know I have panic disorder. You can always spot the ones who fear the mention of any mental health issue immediately: they think I could potentially DIE ANY SECOND.

The fact is, I could have a panic attack at any minute, sure. They're unpredictable and a pain in the ass. I don't have to be under a lot of stress for it to happen, either. But I take medication every day to control it and it's been a lifesaver.

That's the other thing: medication. People don't like the idea of being medicated. Hell, I don't like it. But sometimes it helps.

As a society we seriously need to focus on understanding all manner of mental health problems. For that to happen, the stigma around it needs to be abolished. If you have a mental health problem and you feel comfortable talking about it, talk about it. There are many people out there who will appreciate you for doing so. They might be struggling with the same issue and in need of someone to talk to.

Panic Disorder

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Friday, July 18, 2014

This is how my day starts and it's bullshit


Can we please start doing something about this? Israel, you are no more a "chosen" people than anyone else on the planet. You don't own everything, or anything for that matter. Stop using religion as a fucking excuse to kill children.

As for Vladimir Putin - I am absoloutely dumbfounded by the fact that the rest of the world has not officially imposed sanctions on you. In fact, it gave you the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup in 2018. Apparently, it doesn't care that you oppress anyone who does not follow the Russian Orthodox Church. You too - stop using religion as a means to impose your tyranny.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop

Hoppity-hip-hop. Paul Mannering tagged me in a blog-hop about writery stuff. Here goes:

1) What are you working on? 

As per usual, several things at once. A novel and a short story, all in various stages of completion.

The novel: multi-genre: metropolis, anti-hero. More shits, less giggles.

The short story: someone might be mentally unstable. Or not. And if they are, it might save humanity.

>>Secondary objective - remaining sane<<

2) How does your work differ from others of its genre? 

There are very few explosions or chasing. People think and talk. Sometimes nothing obvious happens. I am that movie you complain about because there is no hero.

3) Why do you write what you do? 

It's (a little) easier to address the things I find frustrating about the world - or the things I am trying to understand - through characters and environments. You can mess with a character's head and put them in all sorts of dangerous situations. I like to think of it as couch-surfing my own psyche.

4) How does your writing process work?

There's a writing process? Some days it feels more like a thing you have to corral. Like a stubborn ox. I suppose if I had the luxury of working on fiction 8-10 hours a day I might have a process to speak of (sit down - write) but as it stands, my process essentially exists of writing things down because I can't get them out of my head. Because they're banging around in there. Like a bloody stubborn ox.