all cracked up

My lazy pasting of stock images continues. Hypo me sez it’s the next big thing, real me says jaaa I’ll just do this for a little while, then…oh look! A butterfly!

Hypo me almost started a whole new blog for it, BUT I DIRRENT, SEE HOW I HAZ LEARNED! *cough* I hate myself and I want to fry*… Truth be told, it’s a mixed episode, and you guys know that’s less than no fun. The little hypo patches in it are getting me through the day without cracking up completely though.

Look it was either this, or I was just going to blog about tattoo ideas and Bowie’s last album. Actually that might have been better, but I honestly can’t concentr…WOW BUTTERFLY!

* ten points to Gryffindor if you got that.

therapy – a room without a view

So, my post whining about not ever had a couch for therapy sent my thoughts off along strange pathways about the physical environments of psychological therapy. So I slapped a bunch off stock images together and had a little fun*.

* yes fun – twice in one week! Man I love hypomania.

the bipolaugh linkdump

“A glance at the comments threads on any of these works reflects how much they’ve helped readers who relate feel less alone. But also, by choosing the traditionally “light” medium of comics, the authors make the dark themes more accessible to outsiders. An inherent reality of any mental illness, including addiction, is that “normies” just don’t ever seem to get it—which of course makes the sufferer feel even worse. So it’s gratifying to see the thoughts and feelings you couldn’t begin to articulate illustrated in a way that makes you say YES YES THIS. So much this. This is what I have been trying to say to you.”
How Can Comics Help The World Understand Mental Illness?

I, the curator of all things bipolar, have carefully selected for you, o best beloved readers, a collection of cartoons and comics. The word curator is there to let you know that they’re all my own subjective choices rather than a comprehensive directory. They’re not traditionally funny, they’re things to identify with and things to file as gallows humour.

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So I thought I’d start reviewing webcomics containing bipolar disorder themes and characters. No matter how tenuous the connection, or how low profile the manic depression content, there’s a chance I’ll review it. First lady for a shave is MS Paint Adventures.

Let’s go.

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2 Bipolar Webcomics

Look Straight Ahead by Elaine M. Will
Jeremy Knowles, a Canadian teenager stars in this one. Hard to read on a smartphone. She also illustrated Dustship Glory, about Tom Sukanen, who built a ship on the prairie and ended up in a psychiatric hospital. (Read more here.)

Jezebel and the Bipolar Dragon by Nathan & Rosemary Scheck
This one is worth a mention, because it’s so freaking enchanting … unfortunately (and here we have a textbook bipolar stereotype) it is unfinished. Meh.