Brainbent

We're all mad here.

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Anonymous asked: i know youre not doing advice stuff but i really need help dad said he was gonna kill me and mom then after he acted like he didnt say anything

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Be Eridan.

You don’t want to be Eridan. Eridan does not want to be Eridan.

…You screw up the last six pages of your fifth attempt at Nano. It’s, what. The twenty-first. You still have time. You still have time, you always work best under a fucking deadline, it’s a sign of true genius as everybody knows. If only you weren’t in this fascist snake pit you could be doing this on your god damn macbook instead of in one of those dumbass marble-covered notebooks you used to have to use in the sixth grade, they won’t even give you a spiral-bound cause ooh, you might get it into your fucked-up little head to do yourself a mischief with the fucking wire and their shitty-ass computer lab is full of PEOPLE and you can’t concentrate there but nobody told you that writing fifty fucking thousand words by hand fucking hurts. Maybe you have carpal tunnel. You probably have carpal tunnel. Your life is pain.

You still have time. You can totally get your mystic prince out of the hole you’ve written him into.

You pick up your purple pencil again and scrawl ROCKS FALL EVVERYBODY DIES so hard the tip breaks, and then just drop your face into your hands and moan at the unfairness of the universe.

 

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Because of growing up with a narcissist, you’re used to being criticized to death, and for the tiniest thing, so when you graduate from your university and get a job, it may hurt to hear negative feedback about your work. Because you’ve never experienced healthy, well-intentioned and helpful input from others about how you’re doing, you only associate feedback with hatred and oppression and shame and rejection and attempts to violate your sensibilities - your dignity - your humanity. Feedback was always to make you the bad one - the wrong one.

Other people — people whose parents were not narcissistic - give their children positive reinforcement and supportive feedback. Those people have learned to associate feedback with assistance - with helpful kindness. They won’t go to “crazy-land” like you will when they get their performance review. They will feel helped. You will feel attacked. They will feel curious. You will feel inadequate. They will feel openness. You will feel fear. They will say, “Thank you, I’ll work on that”. You will go home and cry.

And you probably do the only thing you’ve ever seen people do when they’re criticized - you get defensive and criticize right back. You have to, right? The person must be out to get you - that’s what feedback IS - a personal attack!

FLEAS, FLEAS, FLEAS!

This is a really great article about how being parented by disordered people influences your behavior even after you’ve left crazyland—like you’ve picked up a case of fleas that you just can’t shake.

(via vastderp)

[Reblogging this for resources, and also because it applies to Rose, Dave, Eridan and Tavros, all of whom grew up with at least one intrusive and disordered parent.]

(Source: that-darned-sock)

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rainbowbarnacle asked: If you draw a brainbent Gamzee we will reblog it so fast it catches on fire. 8)

splickedylit:

Anonymous asked you:

oh maaaan, brainbent? do you think maybe some gamsol in the brainbent au because that’s a thing and it’s really nice? and then your art for it would be like woah.

(and then I was like huh but what to draw and I remembered this lovely little ask from way, way back…)

Anonymous asked you:

Have a tiny blue flower.

(heard you were down again, bro.)

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Dear readers:

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Best wishes to you all.

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Anonymous asked: Who on the ward started the idiosyncratic typing styles trend?

TA: ii thiink iit wa2 gamzee makiing fun of dr pyrope2 lou2y handwriitiing and iit ju2t 2nowballed from there, wa2nt iit?

TC: i WaSn’t AlL tO bE MeAn To A SiStEr, Yo. iT wAs JuSt ClOwNiNg AnD sHiT.

TC: BuT nAh MaN dIdN’T yOu Do ThE ThInG WiTh ThE nUmBeR 2 BeFoRe AlL tHaT?

TA: oh yeah ii diid, ii forgot.

TA: iit2 all my fault guy2, ii broke englii2h.

TA: 2orry.

TA: ii diidnt know iit would catch on.

TC: YoUrS aIn’T sO bAd AcTuAlLy, bUt ThAt DuDe WiTh ThE cRaSh HeLmEt MaKeS mY mOtHeRfUcKiN’ hEaD hUrT.

TA: cra2h helmet?

TC: oH sHiT yOu AiN’t MeT tHaT bItChTiTs SkAtEr BrO YeT hAvE yOu?

TC: hE rEmInDs Me KiNdA oF yOu, MoThErFuCkEr!

TA: yeah?

TC: If YoU wErE aLl FlIpPiNg YoUr ShIt ThE oThEr HaLf Of ThE tImE tOo.

TA: …yiike2.

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ZOMBIESHROOMS: “I still haven’t seen pumpkin poptarts anywhere.”

GG: they come out just before thanksgiving here! everyone has been talking about them nonstop starting halfway through summer!!

TA: the company need two get theiir 2hiit twogether, 2eriiou2ly there2 an unmet demand here.

GG: i thought you said you were sick of pumpkin pie pop tarts????

TA: oh hell ye2, theyre na2ty.

TA: ii trade them two kk for hii2 puddiing cup2.

GG: exploiting his addiction for your own fudgy profit! i see how it is!

TA: iit2 CALLED a barter economy.

TA: look iintwo iit, n00b.

GG: n00b? i was translating Tsushima’s writings on Marxism with a pocket dictionary when i was eleven and i am pretty sure there was nothing whatsoever in there about overrated holiday themed breakfast pastries!!!!

TA: that2 why communii2m faiiled, LOL.

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hallowedhorrors asked brainbent: I seen a thing about pumpkin pie poptarts on my dash and all I could think about was this au so I wanted to pop over real quick just to say ilu guys and I hope y’all are doing well. <33

TG: dude pumpkin pie poptarts are so 2011

TG: theyre good dont get me wrong but you gotta keep up with the times man

TG: these days its pumpkin pie ice cream bars

TG: theyre limited edition which means were already all doomed

TG: this is a tragic love story that can only end in empty wrappers and tears

TG: oh my beloved ice cream bar

TG: how i love to lick your creamy center

TG: i will miss you when youre gone

TG: youre not like the others

TG: you like the same things i do

TG: all we can do is enjoy the short time we have together

CG: … HAVE YOU COMPLETELY LOST IT?

TG: it is not i who am crazy

TG: it is i who am mad

CG: WHAT???

TG: (this is what the refrance)

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GA: I Guess We Cant Just Take It Down Considering How Much Work It Was For Her To Draw It
GA: That Would Be A Tremendous Insult To The Young Artist
GA: Maybe I Can Put A Chair In Front Or Something And Just Move It When She Comes In On Fridays
TT: No need for the effort. I intend to ask if I can have it for my very own the next time I see her.
GA: Oh Thank God
GA: You Have Saved Us All
TT: You misunderstand. I&#8217;m genuinely fond of that piece. It shows incredible skill for such an early artist, don&#8217;t you think?
TT: Look at the creature&#8217;s eyes, in partcular.
GA: Do I Have To
TT: Those are the eyes of a bee haunted by dreams that would drive men mad.
GA: And That Attracts You Why Exactly
TT: Ah, well. Fortunately for both of us, I am no man!
GA: I Had Noticed As A Matter Of Fact
TT: So I think I&#8217;ll be safe from its hellish influence. But it really does need to work its special magic from the door of my refrigerator, once I&#8217;ve gotten myself an apartment, said refrigerator, and some colorful fruit-themed magnets to hold the art in place.
GA: Apartment
GA: Are You Thinking About Where You Might Go Next
GA: After Here
TT: I&#8217;ve promised myself to make no plans for the time being, but I promise you will be fully updated with my contact information long before certain other individuals know I&#8217;ve graduated from my program.
GA: I Will Guard My Address Book With My Life

GA: I Guess We Cant Just Take It Down Considering How Much Work It Was For Her To Draw It

GA: That Would Be A Tremendous Insult To The Young Artist

GA: Maybe I Can Put A Chair In Front Or Something And Just Move It When She Comes In On Fridays

TT: No need for the effort. I intend to ask if I can have it for my very own the next time I see her.

GA: Oh Thank God

GA: You Have Saved Us All

TT: You misunderstand. I’m genuinely fond of that piece. It shows incredible skill for such an early artist, don’t you think?

TT: Look at the creature’s eyes, in partcular.

GA: Do I Have To

TT: Those are the eyes of a bee haunted by dreams that would drive men mad.

GA: And That Attracts You Why Exactly

TT: Ah, well. Fortunately for both of us, I am no man!

GA: I Had Noticed As A Matter Of Fact

TT: So I think I’ll be safe from its hellish influence. But it really does need to work its special magic from the door of my refrigerator, once I’ve gotten myself an apartment, said refrigerator, and some colorful fruit-themed magnets to hold the art in place.

GA: Apartment

GA: Are You Thinking About Where You Might Go Next

GA: After Here

TT: I’ve promised myself to make no plans for the time being, but I promise you will be fully updated with my contact information long before certain other individuals know I’ve graduated from my program.

GA: I Will Guard My Address Book With My Life

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GA: Did Anyone See The Picture On The Rec Room Wall This Afternoon
GA: Where On Earth Did She Get The Inspiration For That Drawing Was It A Nightmare Do You Think
GA: Some Terrible Utterly Coincidental Nightmare
GA: Because I Know None Of You Nice Wonderful People Would Be So Brainmissing And Warped As To Show A Little Girl Anything So Horrible And Mentally Scarring Even This Near To Halloween
GA: Right
GA:&#160;?

GA: Did Anyone See The Picture On The Rec Room Wall This Afternoon

GA: Where On Earth Did She Get The Inspiration For That Drawing Was It A Nightmare Do You Think

GA: Some Terrible Utterly Coincidental Nightmare

GA: Because I Know None Of You Nice Wonderful People Would Be So Brainmissing And Warped As To Show A Little Girl Anything So Horrible And Mentally Scarring Even This Near To Halloween

GA: Right

GA: ?