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I think I need to get to a doctor.
I mean it.
I think one reason why it's practically VERY EASY for me to play a character whose mental stability is anything but stable is because I'm most likely unstable myself. Normally, being able to see oneself as crazy nullifies, or at least lessens, the chances of one being insane; the insane themselves think they're perfectly normal in thinking.
But that doesn't mean it isn't possible. Crazy people sometimes acknowledge their insanity; I would know, I've had friends who were clinically diagnosed as mentally and/or psychologically unstable, and they're perfectly normal in action.
Half the time.
Which brings me to Michael. His character is dark, deep and very much borderline. I find him completely normal in my life. I find his violence adorable. On a personal level, I feel the same way as he does about self-inflicted pain, though on a less grander scale. Physical pain sometimes provides the much needed release from certain types of tension, though this method is something that our society bars for apparent reasons, otherwise we have no need for jailhouses.
In relation to Michael's character - and that's not much, because he's the most minor "major player" in the manga - I am partly a masochist and mostly a sadist. I'm knocked in the head; I would rather hit a person with a metal cable tube than kick a Doberman with rabies (unless it lunged for me, at which I would smash its head in with a hammer and then some). Theft is relative; it depends on who steals, to whom the theft is committed to, what is being taken. I won't touch homicides and murder; it's too sensitive. Men who commit adultery shouldn't just go to jail, their penises should get cut off - but this one's a pretty sane idea, so I'll just say "feed the penis to the owner and let's see how they like that
The sudden need for counseling stems from an old adage, something about prevention being better than any form of medication. In this case, I would like to certify that I am clinically sane.
And though that would be several shades of BORING, I rather like functioning outside of a straitjacket and a mental institution, thank you very much.
...And as for his temper (as a whacked-out temper is often associated with mental instability when it is, in actuality, more relative to anger management), when I was 6 years old I beat a classmate with my hands and a block of wood for knocking my strawberry pink wooden block castle over. He ended up with 4 broken ribs, a broken arm, a dislocated leg and a bandaged eye and skull, and I never saw him in class ever again.
Wow, that last one was so DeathNote!Mello. What do you know.
FWACK IT, I NEED THE GODDAMNED DOCTOR NOW.
-Yours truly, Dan
PS. I think I should go have lessons on writing essays. This one's nice, but put this on trial with a grammar and composition teacher and I'll get a fucking red mark.
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