Several corrections made to the recap from last night--Sun's full name, Bitchiet's real name, the taser-safety issue, and a couple of other things. And for those of you new to the "Im in ur base, killin ur doodz" meme, a quick review.
Meanwhile, personal issues. Been really sad the last week or so--I'm still upset about Lucky, and if I can't sleep I lie awake thinking about him, but after some thought, I think it's the Lamictal that's causing it. I was doing really well on 50 mg, and then all of a sudden we jumped to 100 and everything went to shit. I was okay at first, except for the constant, massively irritating twinging; now I'm just really, really depressed. I pretty much don't go into "I want to kill myself" mode, but the closest I come to that is "I wish I were dead"--which doesn't involve doing anything, except maybe hiding under the bedcovers--and I've been there for the last few days. I know that's going to sound bizarre considering that I don't sound like that at all when I journal, but that's the thing about depression and the people who suffer it: when they're faced with stimulation or social interaction, they can pull up for a little while. Anyway, the last time I felt like this? Was when my Zoloft was too high. I remembered that and kind of stopped and went, "Waaaaait a minute..." So I've gone down to 75 mg Lamictal and I'll be getting myself back down to 50, where I was all right, and by that time I think I have to go back to the doctor anyway. Because, I mean, seriously: I was on 25-50 when my dog died and I wasn't half this bad off. Overmedication is a bad thing, y'all.
Schizophrenia to get a new name:
CASL argues that the term schizophrenia is extremely damaging to those to whom it is applied and implies unpredictability, being dangerous, unable to cope and someone in need of life-long treatment. "It is like cancelling someone's life," said Hammersley. "We generally believe this word has to go."I vote we call it D3 for short.
He added that symptoms such as delusions, hearing voices and hallucinations are not the results of the illness but may be reactions to traumatic and troubling events in life. "It groups together a whole range of different problems under one label -- the assumption is that all of these people with all of these different problems have the same brain disease," he added.
[Robin Murray] suggested replacing the term schizophrenia with the label dopamine dysregulation disorder, which he said more accurately reflects what is happening in the brain of someone who is psychotic.
skycrashesdown: "That WEEP link reminds me of something I wouldn't mind having you post as linkspam: This past weekend, some vandals broke into a pet store in Seattle called Animal Talk. They destroyed a great deal of it, stole all the reptiles, killed a lot of the smaller animals by stepping on them, and let all of the cats out. Here is a post in the Seattle community with an email from the store:
"By way of update about Animal Talk, the vet bills are still accumulating. Initially it was thought that the cats were only released so the vandals could watch them go after the rodents, but the cats are coming up with injuries that the vet described as 'having been drop-kicked'. Back, head and internal injuries are still being found. This afternoon one cat that had seemed fine suddenly started bleeding badly from its nose. A lot of the cats were so traumatized by what happened that they're still on sedatives as well."Here are updates on the situation and a Paypal link to donate money. If you would consider posting it, that would be so awesome."
thyroyalmajesty: "Hey Cleo! I have a humble pimp request for a future linkspam post. Dan McVicar is an actor on The Bold and the Beautiful, who also makes appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He's got a vlog, the McVlog (full disclosure: my boyfriend is the head writer and co-producer), and he's hosting this year's Vloggies, the awards show for video bloggers in San Francisco. What with vlogging being all newsworthy with the LonelyGirl15 "scandal" and YouTube being bought for $1.6 billion dollars, I thought I'd pimp this new(ish), cheesetastic vlog. And don't let the soap-opera smarm fool you; Dan does some interesting interviews with prominent bloggers/vloggers/internet pioneers, plus other celebs."
Borat Goes Sondheim: Sacha Baron Cohen to play Pirelli in Sweeney Todd. No word on whether the actors' singing will be dubbed.
Two headlines, one above the other: Syrian Poet Favored to Win Nobel Prize; Turkish Writer Orhan Pamuk Wins Nobel.
Oscar sets short documentary shortlist.
Rome rolls out red carpet for new film festival.
Women Outnumber Men in Online Gaming.
Eastwood, Spielberg Premiere 'Flags.'
Babs Bites Back at Heckler.
In "Evan" They Trust, even though it's now the most expensive comedy of all time, due to the animals and the water and the arks (long story), and it's possibly taking Steve Carrell's career down with it (NOOOOOOO).
Gibson tells Sawyer alcohol is "poison."
Actors rumble on 'Grey's Anatomy' set.
New movie stills: Pan's Labyrinth, highly recommended, and the Black Christmas remake.
More Summary Executions from mctabby ("Harry and Hermione's daughter Herima is going to Hogwarts early but she doesn't know why. Would it have something to do with her wings?")
October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month