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Shut up, whore.

When I joined DA when I was 13, I thought mental illness were duh shitz cuz all da kewl ppl had dem & wer creative! Then I pulled my head out of my ass, saw people with real mental illness and I got straightened up real quick about the matter.

<EDIT> There are how many stamps now of BAWW RAEP IS NAWT FUNNI, SEXI, TRENDEE. So what makes mental illness funny, sexy or trendy? Explain this to me...
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Malllow Apr 10, 2014  New member Student General Artist
im mentally ill, i have autism, and it annoys me when people think its cool, its a hassle. 
I use the word madness to refer to high level of out of the box creative thinking.
And insanity to refer to mental illness.

I think that people keep saying things like ''I'm insane'' as a positive thing because there aren't really any better word for it.
And as you might know, language shape how we think, so some people misunderstand and think that high level of creativity is synonymus with insanity because of the context in wich the words are used.

My solution is to change the meaning of the word madness so that it no longer have any ties with mental illness, then sane people will stop saying that they are insane because they will now have a word for ''awesomely creative, out of the box thinkning to the extreme.''.....Or something like that.
Firecloud39000 Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was younger I used to think the small part of my illness was insanity

But when I got older....

Damn I leaned it was worse then that

What I'm saying: mental illness isn't fun?
5urroundedByRainbow5 Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
its utterly disgusting on every level possible to see so many people on this site glorify and sexualize mental illness. I know people on this site know what they are doing when they post images of people stabbing themselves and then saying 'LOL THEY'RE SEXY COS THEY R INSAEN LELELEL'. I think what fueled this GROSS DISGUSTING AWFUL behaviour would have to popular things in the media sadly enough. People know its a wrong representation of others with mental illness and its just DOWNRIGHT OFFENSIVE, but the idiots get so fascinated with this they fall in love with it. Its really horrible, yes it is. People think they're so "cool" and "edgy" when they create hideous and highly offensive pieces to either glorify or sexualize mental illness. When we all know for a fact they're just being purely idiotic. Since everyones telling what they have here, I'll go ahead and tell what I have too- I've recently been diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar-depression. It breaks me, it really does- when I stumble upon something titled 'insanity'. People are just tossing around the word like its nothing, they throw glitter around it and fucking praise it like its something people should celebrate. When people draw things of people suffering because of something awful that happened to that character in their past, when others look at someone in pain and smile- even grow jealous of the person in pain! And it's all because of the disgusting false images presented to others through the media. There is nothing that's funny about being mentally ill, there's nothing sexy, trendy, or anything positive about it. Its heartbreaking. Heartbreaking to see it happen to others- and so unbelievably painful when it happens to oneself. I wish the world would only open their eyes , nothing on the media is 100% true. I wish people would see that everything about what they think they're doing- with all of their gross 'faan art'- is just wrong. So incredibly wrong.
Eternities22 Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DeviantArt is infested with really weird people who express themselves through extremely bizarre art. :stare:
ScarlettaAgni Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Some people tend to forget the word "crazy" also means "silly", I just wanted to point that out.
julie50002 Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I hate how most deviants on dA out on their profile, like "LOOK, IM AN INSANE PERSON!!! IM AN INSANE PERSON, DUR DEH DUR!!"

...It disgusts me.

Eternities22 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I also hate people who overuse cutesy smilies.

ZOMG GUYS I AM SO KYUUUTEEE >.< x3 :3 ;w; XD :P xP >W< *W* =w= ^_^
lexuskastvarius Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have asperger's and seriously i don't feel any different.
julie50002 Feb 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Same here. I don't feel any different.
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