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(Crystal: A Comic on the Mind) chp.1 Page 2 by MeltingCORE-NEO (Crystal: A Comic on the Mind) chp.1 Page 2 by MeltingCORE-NEO
I am Emily and I have Schizophrenia. Crystal is a story that explains what being Schizophrenic is really like. I started writing this story in 2008 but became ashamed. I’ve started writing it again because of my friend’s song Calalini and encouragement from my boyfriend. I want other Schizophrenics to know that they’re not alone. I want people who don’t have Schizophrenia to understand that it’s there even though they can’t see it. I also want them to know that it’s very possible to have Schizophrenia and live a fairly normal life. I’m here to raise awareness for Schizophrenia.

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Crystal: "I don't really get why she wants me to do this. I feel fine. Honestly. I mean, here are these people... In my head..."

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thoughtstravelstars Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So far your comic is very powerful. Schizophrenia is not cool. I think some people who say this are rude and ignorant, and others just mean that, as an illness, it is interesting. (because it is so misunderstood) People need to be careful how they say things. The ones who call people with schizophrenia freaks obviously have no clue. This is good work.
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MeltingCORE-NEO Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. :) Schizophrenia is certainly not cool, it's a life changing illness. I have had people tell me that they find me interesting because of it. I used to get really mad over that, but I realized they don't mean me any harm. If someone thinks that Schizophrenics are freaks, then they're just ignorant.
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thoughtstravelstars Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. When people say they're interested in you because you have schizophrenia, they mean they're interested in the psychology behind it. I'm glad you see this, because schizophrenia is not funny.
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SkeyeDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I'm so glad you're doing a story on schizophrenia and you actually KNOW what it is. So many stories I've seen have schizophrenia and they have no clue what they're talking about, and it just makes me angry.... you're right, there is so much misinformation and cluelessness out there....

I hope you reach people as well.

Thank you.
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MeltingCORE-NEO Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello there. I indeed know what it is because I have Paranoid Schizophrenia. I'm lucky I have a caring boyfriend - he's the one who urged me to put this story back online to help educate people. (Even though I'm still nervous about people judging me badly.) It does make my very angry as well because so many people think that Schizophrenia is either A) Cool. I don't understand how anyone could find it cool. It hurts inside - even if you're like me and still able to go to school and appear "normal". B) Some people assume it means your just flat out insane and a freak and should be stayed away from. They're also wrong.

Thank you and you're welcome.
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SkeyeDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I read the description. ^__^
They think it's cool because they don't understand the amount of pain it causes in everything you do. :/

Thank you for being strong. :) and you're welcome as well...
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MeltingCORE-NEO Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
>>(I fail.) I'm sorry. Sometimes I type without thinking!
>>I think they also think it's cool because of the idea of being "edgy" and "different". (Like - I've noticed it seems to be those "emo" and "goth" kids who think it's cool.) Or they might think that because of the voices and hallucinations. (Which are not cool, they're rude and hateful.) Yes, they don't understand what it's like to be afraid of standing in front of your classmates because they can read your every thought or having everything you're doing narrated in a spiteful way.
>>Again, thank you - I'm trying my hardest.
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SkeyeDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Oh, it's totally fine, everyone makes mistakes, they say XD

Yeah, I know what you mean.

You're welcome!
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