@actualshonenprotagonist replied: “How I figured out in my late 20s that I have chronic pain. “Wait, other people -don’t- hurt all the time?”“

I’ve heard that this is the case but I’m not actually sure if I believe it. Surely ‘normal’ people experience pain pretty much constantly too. Like… They must have small pains, even if they don’t get the “chronic pain” marker. It’s like – it’s organic and normal. Bones ache, scars tingleburnzing where they’ve buggered up the nerves, stray joints do that weird radiating thing when you put pressure on them. It’s just… it would be so weird. It must be a spectrum, at least. You wouldn’t know what was going on, it would be almost as weird as no feedback.

This is only tangentially relevant to your comment of course but the idea of Not Hurting seems very odd.

It’d be like not having period cramps: how would you know you were gonna bleed without feeling like your insides are being hollowed out with a cleaver? Madness.

Ditto. Like, isn’t pain just an inevitable side effect of having a body?
So, hi? I’m back. Sorta. My brain is still currently at ‘no’ when it comes to social stuff, but it’s been that way for a month and a half. I miss you guys even with the brain weasels shrieking.

on the RL front: I am successfully moved into my mother’s place in Chicago, found a job, am in therapy for my ADD and anxiety issues, and have acquired a library card and a list of good bakeries.

Health is so-so. My knee is a little better, and I have an appointment with an ear-nose-and-throat for the perpetual cold, plus an allergy screening on the 28th. Sleep is a problem again, and I am very tired far too often. I’m probably going to have to have a root canal, because one of my filings came loose six months ago and decay set in, and even after replacing it there’s been issues. Overall, not great, but not as bad as it could be.

I’m starting slow, responding to one message a day. If it’s really important, please let me know via the message system. Hopefully I’ll get back in the swing of things soon enough.

current work-list:

Amidala/Padme: speculation on Naboo’s political culture

Sweet Water and the Stonecutter; original fic, queerplatonic relationship between a woman and a somewhat female Construct, set in a post post-apocalyptic desert.

Anakin, Unfathered; actual coherent long-fic in this verse

Fight peacefully, don’t fight for peace; the Senator Shmi AU where Palpatine is only one corrupt politician among many. Fic focusing on how the Republic’s subtler corruption and failures exist with or without Sidious- “You cannot say the system is broken,” Shmi says to the Senator from Naboo. “It was built to do exactly what it does: serve the powerful at expense of everyone else.“



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