Notes on a Psychiatric WardJohn Forbes Nash, Jr., was one of the recipients of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics — but he nearly wasn't: the Nobel selection body had expressed concerns that he might embarrass them.Notes on a Psychiatric Ward1 month ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Mr Nash was a paranoid schizophrenic. His illness had led him to believe, among other things, that he had been charged with creating a new world government that would lead to his being crowned Emperor of Antarctica.
Some people might call such a belief mad. Mr Nash himself, acknowledging what he had been through, said: 'My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional — and back.'
The same might be said of my own quest.
After a long and interesting life, Mr Nash, along with his wife, died suddenly and needlessly in an automobile accident. I was on a psychiatric ward at the time.
The point of these brief, loosely-structured notes is to speak a little about some of my fellow patients, and to illuminate the often obscured truth that people with a mental illness are
Aoba's Sleepover (DMMd X Male!Reader)Aoba's Sleepover (DMMd X Male!Reader)1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
"____, don't leave mee! I love you!" your child-like dad groused, latching to your leg to stop you from moving to the front door of the house.
You frown and look down at your dad, who still refuse to let go of your legs.
"Dad, it's just a sleepover... Let me go" you said, heaving a sigh.
Your dad frantically shakes his head, hugging your legs tighter "Tell me what have I done wrong?! I'll fix it! Please, let me make things up for you! I promise I won't do the same mistake again!" he wailed while looking up at you pleadingly.
You struggled to get your feet free from his insane tight grip while trying to reach for the doorknob.
"D-dad, let me g-go! I'll just be away for one night for a sleepover at Aoba's place!
It's not like I'll be gone forever!" you argued while trying to desperately grab the doorknob that's within your reach.
Ever since your mom ran off with a random female she 's having affair with, your dad became super clingy to you in fear that you might someday leave him alone t
7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters3 weeks ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 5 “Choosing and Designing Characters” – Section 3 “Introductions”
With Links to Supplementary Material
When a reader first picks up a book, they create an instant connection with the author of the story—formed through a required level of trust just so that the two of you can immerse yourselves in the world you have created. The writer and the reader are, at that point, friends or pleasant acquaintances; and at that moment of relationship and immersion into the realm of story, the characters become just as real as the reader/writer relationship. The writer, in this situation, has the benefit of already knowing all the characters, and it is up to him/her to create an introduction for the reader to meet the characters. The lack of a good, comfort
Fragments of the ProphecyAnd the Time will comeFragments of the Prophecy2 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
when Paths of Light are covered in Darkness
the Streets forlorn and desolate
every Human Heart is filled with Fear
and Hope has long since been forgotten.
And when the Bloodmoon rises
and a Pact is made
then the Forces will be reassigned
and Mankind meets its Fate.
the Master of the longclawed Beasts
the bloodspoiled Queen of Shadows
the Lord of ghostly Faeryfolk
the Dark Angel that fell from the Heavens.
On Words vs. IssuesSo, let's talk about dirty words, insults, etc and let's talk about actual words. I get many comments from a variety of different people who tell me that I shouldn't use words like "spaz" or "moron." The reason they usually give is that those words promote ableism. Normally, I ignore these people. But I've decided that it's become a destructive enough force to give comment on. Because, I think that going after words creates many, many issues.On Words vs. Issues2 weeks ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Today we're going to be talking about ableism because it's the topic I have the most familiarity with as opposed to sexism or racism or classism. Or should I say, I have familiarity with ableism issues and issues of disabled rights. Here are the issues on front of disabled rights that I do care about:
Autism Speaks, the most visible charity towards autistic people (possibly disabled people in general) spread lies, false stereotypes, for awhile encouraged people not to get their kids to get vaccinated, and instead of helping people li
Green X !Chubby Reader- Insult to InjuryGreen X !Chubby Reader- Insult to Injury1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
"PORCUPINE LOOKING PRICK!"
"ENOUGH YOU TWO!" Both you and Green Oak, A.K.A your rival since you both were in diapers stopped and looked up at Nurse Joy who looked anything but joyful at the moment.
You finally looked around at the small trickle of Pokemon trainers who took shelter from the raging storm outside just gawking at the both of you due to your current fight.
You turned your gaze to the counter to where to fluff balls of Pokemon were frowning at the both of you, a sigh escaping your plump lips.
"Sorry about that Joy." You heard Green reluctantly say knowing it probably hurt his ego.
"All I ask is, if a couple's going to fight to do it in they're room." Joy handed Green a key and stocked off to help other trainers.
"WE'RE NOT A COUPLE!" You both yell this out at the outlandish suggestion the pokenurse came up with. At this point you were just done and wanted nothing but a nice warm bed.
"There's no use in fighting anymore jerk, let's
Choosing the Right Main Character for Your Novel Classic HeroChoosing the Right Main Character for Your Novel2 weeks ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The classic good guys. Sure, they slip up, learn things, and grow, but overall they try to do what's right and often end up saving the day. Examples of these types of Main Characters (MCs) are Luke Skywalker, Frodo, Captain America, and Elizabeth Bennet. These characters are what most people think of when they hear the word "protagonist." The reader always roots for them and wants to see them come to a good end. There is a danger that these MCs will be goody-two-shoe Mary Sues if they are TOO moral and noble to be relatable but they are popular because they win reader's hearts by pursuing worthy goals and desires that the reader begins to care about.
This character isn't really the main focus but serves as a window into the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Watson a prime example of this, with Sherlock Holmes
PaleanagramologyPALEANAGRAMOLOGY: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF DINOSAURS BASED ON THE STUDY OF THEIR REARRANGED NAMESPaleanagramology3 weeks ago in Academic Essays More Like This
By Matador Garcon, Curator of Paleontology of the Bill Shut University
ABSTRACT- New studies of the names of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures provide new insights into the actual behavior and natural history of extinct lifeforms, thus confirming our suspicions that alternative methods are the missing piece in the paleontological puzzle.
In 1842, Sir Richard Owen coined the term “dinosaur”. In 2011, paleontologist Matador Garcon of the Bill Shut University realized, much to his amazement, that the name “Sir Richard Owen”, when the letters were rearranged, spelled “Draws Rhinoceri”. Although “rhinoceri” is not the correct plural for “rhinoceros”, the meaning of the phrase was still obvious. After investigating for thirteen years, Dr. Garcon found that Sir Richard Owen had indeed studied the anatomy of Ind
SithVamp Reviews: MatildaSithVamp Reviews: Matilda1 month ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome back to Girl Power Month on SithVamp Reviews! Well, let me tell you guys something: one of my favorite authors is Roald Dahl. He wrote many great books, and I especially love his books aimed at children, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The Twits, and Matilda. Many of these books had film adaptations, and the one about Matilda is the movie I’ll be looking at today.
Matilda came out in 1996. The movie opens in a hospital, where a couple, Harry Wormwood and his wife Zinnia, played by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, pick up their newborn daughter, however, neither of them seem happy about her.
Harry and Zinnia name their daughter Matilda, but they always neglect her. While Harry leaves to sell used cars for unfair prices, Zinnia goes to play bingo and Matilda’s dumb older brother Mikey goes to school, they always leave Matilda home to get the mail. However, we see that despite being a little girl, Matilda is able of taki
Prussia x Reader - Dance with me?Prussia x Reader - Dance with me?1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gilbert smiled as he waved a goodbye to his friends. As soon as he knew they had gone he flipped open a small notepad and ticked off the second last box labeled ‘Bad Touch Trio’. It was when he saw the very last thing on his list that his heart clenched and he thought he was going to go out there and then. (Name). If just her name made his body react so violently, he could only guess what seeing her would do. Maybe he shouldn’t have left meeting her the last part of his wish-list.
He kept a pained expression on his face as he made his way to (name)’s house, forcing a smile only when he had knocked very loudly on her door. When she unlocked the door, she was met by a grinning albino, no trace of the previous hurt anywhere.
“Oh! What’s up, Gil?” there was a short silence in which Gilbert said nothing, “Umm, do you normally visit people at eleven at night without telling them?” She held
ORIGIN CREEPYPASTA: Death of a ButlerORIGIN CREEPYPASTA: Death of a Butler1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lois was waiting anxiously for his master to arrive home from a party hosted by a business partner of the master. The twenty year old had made the man a batch of the most expensive tea in town to please him and was pouring the cups like he was taught by his father properly as Vladimir Rose came in, cane in hand as the other butlers took off his coat and escorted him to his study.
The old man looked as grumpy as ever, as not one of his wrinkles was worth being called 'laughter lines'. He kept looking at the servants in distaste, since it was evident to see his loathing for such people, but none more so than when he set his cold eyes upon the youngest of his butlers. The disappointment, nothing like his father. Oh there had been much promise and also much failure, a lot of failure.
"What are your standing around for boy?" He snapped as his grip tightened on his cane
“Y-your tea s-sir.” He stutters out, holding out the tray as he bows.
Shelob and Amy: The Victorious Arachnid It was a warm, July day. The sun glowing bright and basking down through the leaves of the trees. But still, Amy shivered. A lot of that probably had something to do with the soaking wet school uniform that was pasted onto the young woman's sensitive skin. But she had to admit that some of it probably came from the uncertainty of what was ahead of her. Not the path through the forest — she knew it'd lead where it always did. This pleasant wooded path would take her through the prettiest parts of the forest, then out into town.Shelob and Amy: The Victorious Arachnid1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
She always liked to come here when she wanted to be alone. No, Amy was uncertain because for the first time in her life, she had no idea what was going to happen to her tomorrow.
For as long as she could remember, she had been attending school — the same classes, day in and day out. Her daily routine seemed like it was hard coded into every fibre of her being. It seemed like she could alwa
Wonder Woman: Willpowerless (WG) Part 3Wonder Woman was tied up and groggy. Cheetah had done her damage. Her strikes must have poisoned her, or at the very least weakened her. Circe was coming closer to her. With her lasso wrapped firmly around her body, there was nothing she could do but hope help would come. Giganta, now at a normal size to fit in the prison, stood behind her, ready to act if Wonder Woman summoned any sort of counter-offensive.Wonder Woman: Willpowerless (WG) Part 32 weeks ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
“You will listen to everything I say and then I will let you go.”
“Yes, Circe,” was all Wonder Woman could mutter.
“You will give in to me and do everything that is asked of you,” said Circe, drawing closer.
Wonder Woman began to lose consciousness. She could not make out what Circe was saying. She kept repeating everything the evil sorceress said.
Diana woke up abruptly. She checked to see if she was still bound. She was not. It was only a dream, or rather, a reoccurring nightmare she had been having the last
Affect, Skittish, SchizophreniaSchizophrenia; a splitting of the mind. A snow globe that shattered, splintered, razor sharp glass breaking into shards.Affect, Skittish, Schizophrenia3 weeks ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Bipolar; two sides. Shifting sands. Extremes, chaos, pain, nerve endings white hot with blue flames of agony. Two poles, two hemispheres. One fathomless and dark, one burning with the liquid magma sun light of galaxies inside my bones, burning up into a black hole, eating itself alive.
Brain; two halves. Long division of two lobes, one soft pink globe, split through the centre.
Night and day, day and night.
One zygote that divided into twins; her, and I. I first split in the womb. I’ve been splitting my whole life.
I am simultaneous; both sides of the same coin. When I first attempted suicide, I was trying to unite into one absolution; nothingness. The argument is always the same – heavy and laden and irrational and rational all at once. “If you truly loved us, you’d fight to stay alive.” But the reverse rings weightlessly and unu
Supernatural Chatroom 9 (BalthazarXReader)Supernatural Chatroom 9 (BalthazarXReader)1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
(Y/n) has logged on
HolierThanThou has logged on
IPFreely has logged on
IPFreely: Hello darling
(Y/n): Hush Balthy
HolierThanThou: So anyway he used to have such puffy wings I swear to father they were like little clouds on his back
HolierThanThou: Since you have taken it upon yourself to mate with (Y/n) I thought I would tell her some stories of you when you were a cherub
(Y/n): Are your wings still balls of fluff?
IPFreely: My wings were never balls of fluff!
HolierThanThou: Yeah they were. You had the fluffiest wings in heaven. We called you fluff ball behind your back
(Y/n): New nickname acquired
IPFreely: Call me that and I'll send you straight to Purgatory
(Y/n): Go ahead. I'd love to see Dick again. I miss his shark like temper
HolierThanThou: You should've seen him when he got sick from all the candy Gabriel fed him. Refused to go to the healers room and clung to a tree for dear life while screami
Totally Tempting [fWG, Slob, Yuri]Alex laid on her bed, wondering just how she got into this situation in the first place. She knew it started sometime getting out of high school as her first week of college began. Food supplies were massively plentiful as every place on campus that wasn’t a classroom or a computer lab was a snack bar. Pizzas, chicken wings, snacks, all of these and more were at her near-infinite food budget. After all, late night work did need the nourishment to keep the energy going. However, with no parents to keep her in check, she had no real reason to stop her midnight snacks or quick trips to the campus’ 24/7 convenience store for chips and junk food.Totally Tempting [fWG, Slob, Yuri]2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
As such, it was no real surprise that her weight began to skyrocket. In only a few short weeks, her svelte figure had sunken into the blimp of a new body. The tanned girl sighed, poking various rolls and pockets of pudge as she knew these few dozen pounds were her own fault. Normally her appetite and amount of activity were balanced eno
Fantastic 4 (2015) a reviewFantastic 4 (2015) a review3 weeks ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Fantastic 4 (2015) a review
Well, it’s finally here. The reboot Fox has been hoping for in hopes to keeping the movie rights to the Fantastic Four that many have been anticipating (or dreading depending on your perspective) dreading.
With the critical and financial surprise of Chronicle, director Josh Trank was contacted as Fox believed he would have the golden touch in resurrecting the critically panned franchise. What followed must have been the scariest production stories to date.
The following are rumors only. They have not been confirmed.
If the production of Ant-Man was a happy accident, the new Fantastic 4 movie is considered a nightmare. After a long period of delayed trailers, rumors began to leak out that Fox executives
[CREEPYPASTA STORY] Elska Ruth [ROUGH DRAFT]It was such a romantic evening alone, wasn't it? When it was just you and I, in my home, together in each others' arms. Ah yes, I still remember when you stroked the locks of my hair in your fingers. Your tender warmth of something so soothing and comforting, so small and fragile in my arms. Like a little angel in my hold, weren't you?[CREEPYPASTA STORY] Elska Ruth [ROUGH DRAFT]1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
The rain outside, the repeating little sounds of pitter-patters against the window pane and the roof felt musically sound in our ears. The bedroom was dark, still and welcoming us home again, as we just laid in bed, listening to this peace. I knew your eyes were elsewhere, though they would flicker back to mine when I would make a little sound of protest as your fingers stopped petting my hair. My arm was draped over your waist. I remember how small your waist was.
I never stopped staring back at you, though you didn't seem to notice this?
"Elska," your quiet voice spoke up, your little sound of my name stroked against my cheek.
I smiled at you. You alwa
Costume in A Can Season 2: A New SellerCostume in A Can Season 2: A New Seller1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Yeah, sorry man,” JD shrugged, “We just don’t have that kind of can here. Though if you want, we have plenty of Fairy Tail cans left.”
“No thanks,” Jet said, looking rather disappointed in what had just happened. The young man with dark hair had heard about this particular garage sale, in this massive neighborhood sea of garage sales, selling a particularly interesting product. One that could change a person into a whole other being from an anime and all it involved was a spray can.
Rachel said with a concerned look, “You sure? We hate for you to have come all the way out here without going home with anything. You sure you are not interested in any of the other varieties we got?”
“Sorry,” he stated, “I was only interested in trying one that was Persona related.
Master Clock Tick. Tick. Tick.Master Clock 1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
June stared at the alarm clock. She didn’t know where it came from, how it got there. All she knew was that it looked almost exactly like her father’s old one, with a yellowed face and bold, old style numbering.
It sat on the shelf in the antique shop, and while a thin layer of dust coated everything else, it looked newly cleaned. It seemed out of place in general, she thought, still staring. It was the only mechanical thing in the shop; there were mostly just carvings and furniture.
Tick. Tick. Tick.
Maybe it was the owner’s alarm clock, and for some reason they’d forgotten it there, though the yellow sticker with the price—ten dollars and seventy five cents—said otherwise.
Ami's New LifeA tired sigh escaped the lips of the blue haired girl who sat down on the bench at the park. She was dressed in a schoolgirl outfit as she had just gotten off of school and instead of heading home with her friends had decided to take a detour and come here for a bit. The park was empty and quiet as it was just her all by herself.Ami's New Life1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ami Mizuno slumped on the park bench and aimlessly looked up at the sky, a few clouds white clouds. She sat there looking up at them for a long moment. Aimlessly feeling around her bag she found and pulled out a blue brooch and looked on at it staring at it as she held it in front of her.
“I just wonder if it was possible for someone else to have been Sailor Mercury?” She mused to herself before putting it away.
Don’t get her wrong, Ami wouldn’t have traded the friendships she had obtained with The other Sailor Scouts and the bonds she had created with them for anything, but a part of her wondered how life would’ve been if she had
How to Get Over Writer's Blockby the proud script writer of Paperwork and Irish SpireHow to Get Over Writer's Block1 week ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Based on Real Events
This text revolves a bit to my personal experience, and it is based on real past events. I'll be telling you how I discovered the cure for one of the most annoying plagues there is among us, Artists! While going through one of the toughest steps in the creation process I often googled it, but as it turns out no one had a precise, direct answer. I got several tips, such as "write about anything else" or "read your script outloud" and none of them seemed to work the slightest. Soon I figured it was because no one likes to help someone that might be competing against you, so I had to say something. I know your frustration, been there! And I'm here for you.
If you reached this page by searching for something like "African Vulture" or "Paperwork" you're kinda lucky, for I'll be adressing that script as the reason for all this text