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Melodrama: Why Stereotypes and Tropes in Entertainment are Just Fine

Don’t be so melodramatic. We’ve all heard the admonition, either directed at us or by us at another person. The term is also generally considered pejorative when applied to modern performance styles. But why? What’s so wrong with melodrama? Really nothing. Victorian-style melodramas like the one I’m currently rehearsing for are big, loud . .… Read More »Melodrama: Why Stereotypes and Tropes in Entertainment are Just Fine

Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

I feel like doing again. It’s probably the meds. Mental disorders can kill motivation. Not just kill. Murder with extreme prejudice. Before Abilify, I can’t remember the last time I played guitar for me. That for me? That’s critical. Until last week, the thought of picking up a guitar brought the pain of a thousand… Read More »Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

I lost my compass. No, not the one I got at day camp in sixth grade; although that one went missing years ago as well, I mean my emotional compass. I’m pretty sure the shattered remains are in a shoe box somewhere in the closet of my memories. I realize most people have ups and… Read More »My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

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What the Diagnosis?? The ADHD Masquerade and My New Reality

I don’t know how to write this post. Really, I don’t. I’m not truth-bomb mom, or some of the other viral personalities online you’ve actually heard of. I’m just a person sharing stuff online. I hope it reaches someone who needs it. The world of psychiatric diagnosis is fraught with peril, danger, setback, and occasionally… Read More »What the Diagnosis?? The ADHD Masquerade and My New Reality

Gnomes and Experiments

“Now you’ve done it.” Tomas’s voice shrieks through my eardrums like a fire-blade. The worry-widge Human is right, though. I have, indeed, done it. Professor Kalmar will likely suspend us both pending a behavioral review. “Never mind that. It worked!” Victory sends me bouncing around the rim of this massive bowl filled with white fire.… Read More »Gnomes and Experiments

Aeon Timeline 2 Introduction

I’m fascinated by how much there is to learn about using computer programs. To that end, I’ve made it my side quest to show the wonders of a few programs and techniques I use to keep track of all the random stuff necessary to actually craft a world. Among them is Aeon Timeline, an amazing… Read More »Aeon Timeline 2 Introduction