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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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eevee03tv Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
schizophrenia... ah boy...
Fangirls often forget these traits :
  • Odd or irrational statements
  • Forgetful; unable to concentrate  
  • Strange use of words or way of speaking
  • Hostility
  • Inappropriate laughter or crying
  • Extreme reaction to criticism
VertoAtrum Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OCD isn't just washing your hands all the time, Schizophrenia isn't just seeing or hearing things, Bipolar isn't just having good and bad days, Tourette's isn't just swearing randomly, etc. Nobody who makes OC's seems to comprehend that these days.
Wolf-Therian-Sadies Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp! I agree!

I tend to only give my characters disorders from either personal experience or I have researched into it for other reasons.

But I think the funniest illness I have had some-one get wrong was jet lag.  They gave their character jet lag even though the plane trip was only a few hours.
Thank you, I needed a stamp like this.
JeromeSaur Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was making a fanfic of a character having schizophrenia, because I was fascinated by the subject and did a lot of research on it. Some fangirls just....-_- the stupidity is unbelievable.
WolfKomoki Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is why I only make oc's with disorders I actually have, if I make one with a disorder of course.
XxTheShatteredxX Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have an Oc who is bipolar and another one who is schizophrenic. I only use the disorders in rp and some drawings, but it really does make me wonder why people give Oc's disorders. Very nice stamp though ^^
I have seen OCs with depression, schizophrenia, bipolarism, ADD, ADHD, and Stockholm syndrome all in one package and it it makes me wonder if they even KNOW what any of these are (Not to mention they have wings, horns, glitter, or some other junk).
WildWithin Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this!!! It's so annoying when someone makes an OC with a disorder, yet they display almost none of the symptoms of said disorder. -.-
i understand this stamp in a way i got my...conditions. We i create my characters , in the past i didn't do much research but luckily i didn't say much. now i'm in research mode ^^ this stamp is NICE!
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