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Author has written 29 stories for Xiaolin Showdown, CSI, CSI: New York, Kirby, Foxtrot, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Danny Phantom, Bionicle, Loonatics Unleashed, Invader Zim, Mario, Simpsons, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and Fairly OddParents.
Hi. If you're just curious, welcome. However, if a disclaimer in a story has directed you here, then I want to take a moment to add that it's probably due to references and portrayals of mental illnesses. I'd like to state now that, though I have done research and have tried not to mess with the facts of the illness, creative license has probably been used and so the portrayal or references will not be totally accurate, and presented facts should not be taken as such.
Try researching it yourself. You'll learn a lot.
If I may, now, I want to take a second to correct a few myths about mental illnesses. For those not interested, please scroll down to the next line.
1) Psychopathy and psychosis are NOT the same thing. Those suffering from psychopathy have no empathy nor a sense of right or wrong. They will hurt others to get attention or to get their way. It is THESE people who make the calculating plans to kill (or should, anyhow). They are somehow confused with those suffering from psychosis. These people experience delusions about the outside world. More often than not, they are very disorganized and more likely to hurt themselves than to hurt others (though it's not unheard of).
By the way, 'psycho' refers to psychosis, generally. Not psychopathy.
2) Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID; also called Multiple Personality Disorder) are NOT the same thing either. People with schizophrenia hear voices. These voices tend to be belittling or threatening. People with DID have the changing personalities.
3) People with clinical depression are unlikely to get up and engage in high-energy activities, such as chasing a person. People with clinical depression usually suffer from fatigue as well.
In short, if you plan to use a mental illness in a story, PLEASE at least take ten minutes to see just WHAT you're writing about. PLEASE.
Nov 2011 note: Had to take down one of my fics. Between canon suddenly going screwy, and just something...I dunno, I guess off about it, I'm taking it down and getting a third-party consultation to see if it can get fixed. Not that anyone minds, I'm sure.
Big goal here: Write one story/drabble/poem/whatever I can manage for all of my fandoms. Fandoms are listed below. Unwritten ones are bolded.
Xiaolin Showdown - Fairly Odd Parents - Danny Phantom - Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog - Calvin and Hobbes - Pearls Before Swine - Bionicle - Yu-Gi-Oh - Medabots - Mario - Pokemon - Pikmin - Simpsons - South Park - Invader Zim - Teen Titans - Kirby - Foxtrot - Buzz Lightyear of Star Command - Darkwing Duck - Duck Tales - Reaper - CSI: - CSI: NY - NCIS - Mother series - Loonatics Unleashed - Psychonauts - TGWTG
Ok, that's all that comes to mind. Now that I'm done with advertising my fandoms...
Omi: What are you doing with the Serpent's Tail, my clever friend?
Raimundo: Uh, stealing it?
-'In the Flesh' (Xiaolin Showdown)
Danny: Oh no you don't! (goes ghost)You're not using the technology in this lab to take over the world!
Technus: What? (looks around)That's a great idea! Have you ever considered tutoring?
-'Attack of the Killer Garage Sale' (Danny Phantom)
Timmy: This is terrible!
Cosmo: I'll say! That Anti-Cosmo makes me feel like an idiot! (poofs up sandwich; eats sandwich with feet)
-'That Old Black Magic' (Fairly Odd Parents)
You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon. Need I say more?