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Know What It Means by CassidyPeterson Know What It Means by CassidyPeterson


Inspired by one of ~alaska-is-a-husky's stamps.

People assign all sorts of mental & emotional disorders to their OCs with no idea about what it means. Depression does take a back seat to partying. ADHD affects hobbies and emergencies just as severely as they affect homework. Eating disorders can have long-term effects that linger even after the disorder itself has been controlled. Obsessive-compulsives can have severe anxiety attacks if their "rules" aren't followed.

Unspecified disorders are fine, but if you're going to say it's a specific disorder, then the symptoms should be consistent.

On the other hand, hypochondriacs probably shouldn't research these things too thoroughly...

As with a few of my other stamps, yes, this is something I've been guilty of in the past as well. I now have considerably fewer characters with specific disorders. Partly because I keep convincing myself I have everything I research, partly because I'm just lazy as a writer.
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LPS100 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
I made a character named Nicolas (earth pony) with Alien Hand Symdrome and I had to use Wikipedia and read the whole page to understand it :P
Althought I still have a doubt which is if it's possible for the Alien Hand Symdrome affect the whole arm (not even Wikipedia says if it can or can't, so, I'm stuck with this), I gace a story for him showing for he got it, the picture still on my sta.sh and his story still unfinish.

But, I honestly didn't know that people didn't searched for the disorders for they characters. I have a character named Ana (unicorn) with paranoia (schizophrenia) but, I offer keep frogewting it and I think I have to change to other disorder or symdrome since I think schizophrenia doesn't really fit to her kind of character...
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X-ShootingStar-X Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm attempting to make an autistic character.
My sister has autism so I basically have first hand experience.
I'm making the character have a similar name to hers (if I can) just because I luv my sister >w<
Good stamp! :D
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TheGrayTabby Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would you even GIVE your character a mental disorder? Maybe if you want to raise awareness or something,but mental disorders aren't fun or cute or 'trendy' at all.
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HellIsWhereYouBelong Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Oh my God, thank you. Not to appear to seek attention, I have numerous disorders that falter my identity, and I have no control over them. Seeing people use them for their OC's isn't cool whatsoever, and it really pisses me off.
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TheGrayTabby Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No,thank you!

As do I,and people tell me how LUCKY and SPECIAL I am to have them!!!!
It isn't. I feel trapped all the time. I don't know why people want to be special in that sort of way.
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HellIsWhereYouBelong Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I know right.
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist
I give my characters mental/physical disorders so that I've got something to actually write about besides how great life is for everyone :P
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TheGrayTabby Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good reason,my friend gave her character autism because "everyone has it and it's trendy." That made me really mad!
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist
:| And with good reason, too. It's like kids trying to say they have ADD when all they wanna do is blow off class.
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TheGrayTabby Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.Kids are big egos nowadays.
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