General brainweird headcanons?

Discussion in 'Braaaaiiiinnnns...' started by Acey, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. keltena

    keltena Probably Exists

    Honestly, I don't think you could call that one headcanon; as far as I can see, Raynie textually has PTSD in every sense except for actually name-dropping the disorder. Same with Rosch. Eruca's issues, I could maybe see interpreted in various ways, though she definitely reads as having some form of PTSD to me.

    (EDIT: Basically, there is a reason I've jokingly called it "Survivor's Guilt: The Game".)
     
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Hell, you could even get Raul in there. Besides how much everyone makes fun of the thing with his secretary, his backstory is "was a rising military star, got a ton of people killed on accident, and was so completely crushed by this that he retreated into administration because doing anything that made waves was risky and he didn't want to be responsible for something like that happening again."

    Or, as someone else on Tumblr called it, "Tales of All Your Friends Dying And It's Probably Your Fault."
     
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Me, at the RH cast: "And YOU get PTSD! And you get PTSD! And YOU get PTSD! EVERYBODY gets PTSD! :::DDD"
    #even if rosch's can apparently be treated by setting him on fire repeatedly
     
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  4. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

    ....can I have PTSD that can be treated by setting me on fire? please??
     
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  5. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Yeah, it'd sure be convenient if that worked in real life, wouldn't it?
     
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  6. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

    it would
    forget the years of therapy
    just SET ME ON FIRE
     
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  7. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    Also, almost the entire cast of Hatoful Boyfriend, AKA Every Way To Fail Horribly At Dealing With Trauma. And then throw in fantasy-ish versions of psychosis and intellectual disability.
     
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  8. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    this sounds like Black Jewels.
     
  9. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    From what I know of Black Jewels, that would be a very different story and make the E10 rating considerably more unbelievable.
     
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  10. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    it might be interesting to have like a group or team of characters where each is informed by a different shitty coping mechanism.

    Anyway does Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec throw autistic vibes to anyone else, or am I the only one?
     
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  11. Deresto

    Deresto Struggling, yet climbing higher at a steady pace

    yeah, i can see that! i also get that feeling from andy a lot of the time
     
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  12. shmeed

    shmeed plant me

    i've been playing around with BPD karkat for a few days now and it's growing on me more and more
    • Having an unstable or dysfunctional self-image or a distorted sense of self (how one feels about one’s self)
    • Feelings of isolation, boredom and emptiness
    • Difficulty feeling empathy for others (maybe you could swing it to be true idk)
    • A history of unstable relationships that can change drastically from intense love and idealization to intense hate
    • A persistent fear of abandonment and rejection, including extreme emotional reactions to real and even perceived abandonment
    • Intense, highly changeable moods that can last for several days or for just a few hours
    • Strong feelings of anxiety, worry and depression
    • Impulsive, risky, self-destructive and dangerous behaviors, including reckless driving, drug or alcohol abuse and having unsafe sex
    • Hostility
    • Unstable career plans, goals and aspirations
     
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  13. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    The need to conceal his blood color gives a probable genesis as well

    (though technically you couldn't diagnose him because he's a subadult)
     
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  14. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    ... You know, I'm now wondering what kind of brainweird Shuu from Hatoful Boyfriend would have. He doesn't fit the "impulsivity or failure to plan ahead" and "consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations" criteria for ASPD, I think?
     
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  15. Deresto

    Deresto Struggling, yet climbing higher at a steady pace

    *looks at post, then at self* ...oh
     
  16. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    A lot of fictional "psychopath" type characters are way too calculating to fit the ASPD group of traits, but you do need only three of the seven traits that show disregard for others' rights to meet criteria*, so fair's fair.

    *together with evidence of conduct disorder before 15, but that's easy to write into fanfiction.

    jsyk "irresponsible" behavior doesn't automatically mean aspd man

    pretty much all mental illnesses involve difficulty satisfying expectations placed by work, school, etc. many involve impulsivity, too. in aspd, these occur specifically because the person doesn't care about societal norms and the desires of others.
     
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  17. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    Then again, that's also the modern distinction some psychiatrists make between psychopathy and sociopathy. But Shuu's stuff is probably traumagenic at least in some part. Seriously, the guy has a fucked up early life.
     
  18. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    not really a headcanon but I may as well mention it while I'm here:

    had an idea for a kingdom hearts AU story where all the people currently contained in Sora's heart were instead Sora's alters, created by [insert substantially horrible childhood trauma here]

    I'll never write it because it would come out edgy garbage, but anyone who wants it is welcome to it
     
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  19. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    me: idk if pearl pings me as borderline
    also me: writes a fanfic about her where she shows a lot of the same symptoms as me

    w e l p
     
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  20. Enzel

    Enzel androgynous jrpg protag

    Victor from Yuri on Ice screams ADHD to me. His forgetfulness, the way he has to constantly being doing something new or he gets bored, he's charismatic enough that people just sort of tolerate his weird impulsiveness...
     
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