it doesnt matter if the glass is half full or half empty all that matter is if the glass contains vodka
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tip/ guide on⇛how to play a traumatised character
made for salvatore-vixen
Making a character that’s crazy or traumatised isn’t easy. You have to first and foremost make it realistic and make it in a way that you can write and understand the character you are playing yourself. So I’ve constructed little guide’s and how to’s on how one could go about playing the ‘crazy’ or ‘traumatised’ character
There are many sayings such as ‘a killer/ psychopath/ monster is never born that way but created’, with this in mind I think the character’s childhood is extremely important for you to focus on first and foremost:
- 6 Types of Dysfunctional Childhoods You Should Know About
- Forum on How Childhood Effects Adulthood
- Dealing with Childhood Neglect
- Nature VS Nurture
- Effects of losing someone as a child
- How to Identify a Traumatised Child
The different types of trauma and the different effects it can have:
Serial killers, formed or made?
- What ticks at serial killers
- What is a killer, how is different to a serial killer?
- Common traits of serial killers
- Creating your villain
- Inside the mind
- Serial Killer Quotes (Warning this is extremely dark)
There are also many questions you need to first ask yourself:
- What happened to this character to make them this way?
- Is killing sexual or vengeful for them?
- What is their weapon of choice? Why?
- Who are their victims- strangers or close ones?
- Do they care about being caught?
- How do they act around everybody else? Are they innocent seeming, malicious, dangerous, impulsive?
- Is there a specific trigger for the character?
- What do the victims all have in common?
This will help you write out a story and idea for how you think your character was formed and made. Remember that not every serial killer has a sob story behind them- sometimes they just are what they are. I’m yet to see a well thought out and planned murderer/ killer in a RP.
- Kit Harrington
- Ezra Miller
- Joseph Gordan Levitt
- Alex Pettyfer
- Keegan Allen
- Munro Chambers
- Zac Efron
- Max Irons
- James Franco
- Dave Franco
- Dylan O’Brien
- Christian Bale
- Justin Timberlake
- Michael Fassbender
- Jayden Smith
- Zayn Malik
- Josh Hutcherson
- Iwan Rheon
- Sarah Hyland
- Katie Cassidy
- Nina Dobrev
- Lucy Hale
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Brittany Snow
- Ellen Page
- Megan Fox
- Aubrey Plaza
- Lindsey Fonseca
- Michelle Trachtenberg
- Naya Rivera
- Antonia Thomas
- Mia Wasikowska
- Hayden Panettiere
- Lucy Liu
I saw a post on how to write/play traumatized and mentally ill characters and got all excited, then suddenly WHAT THE SHIT WHY IS THIS ABOUT SERIAL KILLERS.
LIKE WHERE IS THIS LINK IN PEOPLE’S MINDS.
Traumatized and mentally ill? Abused as a child? YOU MUST BE A SERIAL KILLER!
Serial killer? YOU MUST BE TRAUMATIZED AND MENTALLY ILL.
This is an association that needs to die, immediately and painfully. Sane people who have not experienced trauma can do terrible, awful things! I really really really hate this idea that if you do something cruel and horrible you must be “crazy.” SANE PEOPLE DO THAT SHIT. And the last thing you should be thinking when you learn someone has experienced trauma and is mentally ill is “wow ticking time bomb, right?”
(Also I am aware that trauma and mental illness do not always overlap, but since trauma can cause adrenal fatigue which can lead to imbalances in the brain and mental illness, it’s worth discussing them together sometimes, they are separate issues but a lot of people live at the intersection of them.)
Trauma + mental illness and SERIAL KILLING, on the other hand….
I am so full of rage right now.
You are my son
From the moment Odin saw Loki, he saw an instrument to end a war. From the moment Loki saw Odin, he saw someone he could love. Loki wanted Odin’s approval so much he changed his form to look like an Asgardian. Even as a newborn.
…Yeah that’s not how that worked lol. And now you made the post sad when it was originally cute.
I can’t help, I’m in love this man. sigh
These are creepy as hell but I love them so much
This is so beautiful
Slowly and calmly
remove your attention away from the neck
There’s an Adam’s apple
and it’s moving
Don’t look at it
Come down here and read this text instead
Follow my voice
Yes, down here, keep reading
Keep scrolling down
Scroll your way out of this
You can do this
It’s going away
Everything is going to be alright
I’m still thinking about it.
Am I the only one who read this in Tom’s voice?