• Member Since 14th Nov, 2015
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Mostly a lurking ghost, hoping to one day return.

Concerning Changelings

The original changeling myths were used to explain the existence of mentally disabled children, and then justify the abandonment or mistreatment of these children.

Now, I understand that no one wants to hear that, because it's disgusting, and dispicable, and dehumanizing —and a lot of other words that'd don't start with D— but I have a good reason for bringing it up.

I have a rare metabolic disorder, called phenylketonuria (PKU for short), that, if untreated, results in irreversible brain damage, and was historically most prominent in places like Turkey, which has the single highest rates of any country in the world.

It's genetic, and it is often cited as a basis of the changeling myths, as the symptoms of suspected changelings are quite similar to those of untreated PKU.



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Sigh... · 4:14pm Jul 29th, 2017

Welp. This project fell through.

It's safe to say that I have long since lost my will to write. I haven't done anything significant on here in months. I've had ample opportunity to continue, but the mood just isn't there. My drive is gone.

I know how everything ends. I know what I want to be the endings of my stories. I just can't find a way to get there. My transitions from the first to final acts of stories have always been... bumpy.

I want to finish. I really do.

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You have a cute avatar....

2279753 No problem. Feel free to read it in your own time.

2279748 That was a misclick. I was trying to add it to a shelf of stories that I will later sort into the appropriate folders in The Changeling Research Group. I have been meaning to read it, and I will answer more formally when I have.
My apologies for the confusion.

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