Thanks to Doctor Anborough, Scantron & DrBerggren for their helpful comments. (I improved my Paint logo a bit but I might create a higher-quality picture in Illustrator later if this one survives.)
Date: 06 Jun 2013 00:19
Number of posts: 31
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This does a very good job of implying things without actually stating them. Nice work.
Wait, what's supposed to be implied in the article? I pretty much took the whole thing at face value, so I guess I must have not gotten some part of it.
Cleverly done, and I like very much how the ad isn't even misleading, it's just that no one unfamiliar with the supernatural would guess (or believe) from this just what it actually does.
Seems vaguely reminiscent of my SCP-1088, in that they're both about the souls of potential babies finding a way back into the world. Actually, the numbers are similar enough, I have to ask. Was 1088 partial inspiration for this?
It was not originally inspired by it, but when I bounced the idea in the forum someone mentioned it, so I made sure that it was significantly different. If I can think of an inspiration it would be the movie Being John Malkovitch. And mental illness are both very interesting and scary to me. I did not notice the similarity in number however. All my SCP so far start with 18 and I almost chose 1821.
Ah, okay. Indeed, they're quite different, and I can definitely see where you're coming from with the Being John Malkovitch thing. A movie that was far more grim and cynical than I had expected it to be. Seriously, I think Kaufmann has a thing against having remotely sympathetic characters.
found to develop complex dissociative identity disorder
did not develop any personality disorder
I don't believe DID is considered a personality disorder, it's considered a dissociative disorder? Maybe I simply don't understand the way these terms and placed.
I don't like this SCP because the idea doesn't grab me very well- I understand its subtleties but I can't find myself enjoying any part of this skip. My apologies.
Living the dream, or dreaming the life?
The terms personnality and identity are sort of use interchangeably. I'm not an expert myself, but from Wikipedia:
Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), is a mental disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring identities or dissociated personality states…
I… I didn't say personality vs identity. I said a personality disorder verses a dissociative disorder. DID as far as I understood was a dissociative disorder, not a personality disorder. Therefore saying that a person didn't develop a personality disorder is kind of off-the-mark, when you are referring to any kind of dissociative disorder.
(I mean, I'm not an expert either, but it kind of bugs me. Maybe I'm just being pedantic, I apologize.)
Living the dream, or dreaming the life?
Maybe I'm just being pedantic
Well, yes and no.
Dissociative Identity Disorder could be called a personality disorder in that it is characterized by several distinct personalities existing within one skull. However, it's not necessarily a personality disorder in the same way that histrionic personality, antisocial personality, and borderline personality disorder are.
In the minds of some psychologists/psychiatrists, you're probably right. But the colloquial usage is probably sufficient here.
I changed ''did not develop personality…'' to ''do not develop DID''. Since I'm defining the abbreviation I might as well use it. I think you're right that's it's more accurate like that. Just personnality disorder could mean a lot of things apart from DID.
When I started the draft I was going to write ''multiple personality disorder'' then I realised DID was the current terminology and made for a cool logo.
I was heading towards the upvote, but the last bit just killed it for me.
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