Dolly Effect

posted July 25th, 2016, 2:01 am

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November 1st, 2015, 6:18 pm



Even Annie wants to ship them. Hmm.. I must be projecting.

Given how long this week of Annie's life has been in our real life time, it can be hard to remember. This happened to her 6 days ago. She has done so much since then, and worked through so much, and kept the hurt at bay by allowing herself to be angry. But eventually it would catch up to her. That massive, overwhelming, impossible to handle realization of what happened.

Sometimes I get these. I've worked through so many of my own issues and moved on. But then out of nowhere, that moment of clarity hits. That inescapable knowledge of what happened, or didn't happen. That fear, that pain. I'm sure everyone gets them. How we handle them is a personal journey. Me? I wrote a terrible web comic. Sometimes I hack my arms with a blade. Sometimes I just motorcycle until I am tired.

How do you handle them?

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July 25th, 2016, 2:34 am

Becky (Guest)

OK, Learnt something new


OK, so I learnt that 'shipping' is a thing. Thank you google/wikipedia for the nugget of info.

Also, in the spirit of sharing knowledge: 'Learnt' is a variant of 'learned' more common in British English than American English.

So there you go.
(shameless My Big Fat Greek Wedding joke)


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July 25th, 2016, 3:47 am

Yan Mouson


Those "moments of clarity" you're describing, I think I know that feeling. I've never been through a specific traumatic event, but the general awfulness of my life --confused gender identity, inability to relate to anyone, crushing loneliness due to complete lack of social life-- gets to me. I mean, it does all the time, but I've had moments where it just dominates my mind, where it feels like my mind is just being yanked away from my current situation and stuck in a whirlwind of darkness (yay, weird metaphors!)

When that happens, I just can't stay focused on anything, I'm just stuck in this horribly wrong corner of my mind. I start shaking a little if I don't focus on keeping it under control. I've actually walked out of class a few times because of this and just gone home, generally to cry.

How do I handle it? Mostly by playing a crapton of video games. Or watching TV, or reading books. Any narrative medium will do, I guess. Just spending a few hours every day in another world, where all my issues don't exist, it helps keep me sane.

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July 25th, 2016, 4:31 am

RosieRaid (Guest)

How I deal


When I have those moments I handle it by either: Wanking, smoking weed, or immersing myself in tv/gaming.

I've done this my whole life as an escape from dysphoria. It's not the most healthy way, but it's gotten me through. I'm now finally open with myself, and am making small steps to improve myself.

But during the long waits, I revert to those old methods.

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