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To address both of you, the reason I don't classify these things as "proof" is that people experience and process (sexual) abuse very differently. If you go back a few pages, before the whole K-12 discussion, a lot of people here had described their own experiences, myself included, and getting the timeline/date wrong or not realising what happened to its full extent and gravity for a while/without an outsider's perspective on it is actually quite common in cases of any kind of trauma really. This is especially pronounced in situations where the person being abused is psychologically dependent on their abuser, like having a long-term relationship/friendship with them or due to a mental disorder, like BPD. A bit of blogposting under the spoiler: So yes, it happens. Doesn't mean Timothy's not lying, but doesn't prove she does either.
It's just peak ridiculous at this point how she wants to come off as this refined intellectual, a budding poet with an interest in greek mythology, while it's painfully obvious that she can't appreciate beauty in anything unless it's the most basic but over the top, kitschy version of the thing. It's the equivalent of her coffee flavoured milk and sugar peanut butter bagels, or her perfectly useless and meaningless journals which only consist of some crumpled brown paper, glittery wax seals and random printouts piled on one another (like seriously, she has to clip those what? three previous pages together so she can even write on the fourth one). Her whole existence is so empty and shallow that she has to heap up all the aesthetic shit to overcompensate
Funny how just a month ago she mentioned Laid Back Camp in her Autumn recommendations, and how she's *definitely* going to go camping by Mt. Fuji during the fall, already saving spots where she can do that:
About the same anime a year ago:
Answering the question "what's a fall activity you'd like to try":
I would advise you and honestly everyone who's new to the thread to read it first before commenting. The rape allegations have been discussed for pages upon pages, both Melanie's and Timothy's statements were posted here along with many videos from both sides analysing the situation. I'd say people here had done their research. Also, not just addressing you, but everyone in general: please learn the difference between proof and speculation. We have proof of Melanie admitting to having at least one sexual encounter with Timothy in the past. We do not, and probably never will have any actual proof of whether it was consensual or not. Timothy messing up the timeline in her accusations, or bringing up the issue when she herself is debuting a single etc. are things that might raise suspicion, and everyone's free to decide whether they (still) believe her based on the gathered information. But that's called speculation/hypothesis/gut feeling, not evidence *cough* Piper Sweeney's video *cough* And no, you don't have to wave actual evidence in everyone's face for your opinion to be valid. As I said, we probably won't have any further proof unless one of them eventually confesses to lying about what's happened, so really both sides are just hypothesising at this point, and that's ok.
We've moved into this attic apartment in the suburbs about a year ago. It only has those center pivot roof windows, so just during this summer/early autumn season I had made acquaintances with: - several bush crickets (which were pretty cute actually, I've fed them grapes, but they had a habit of landing in my coffee) - a few huge ass grasshoppers that fucking bite - a hornet that deemed the top of my closet an ideal space to build its lil nest made of dirt - an invasive species of stink bugs - waking up to see that my ceiling is lined with tiny spiders - and now an invasive species of tiny flying cockroaches If we ever move out of here, I'm going to start a gratitude list with "having fly nets on the windows" right in the first place (that would also prevent my cat from randomly barrelling in through the window at 2am during her usual demonic possession ritual - because that's exactly what happened while I was writing this post)
Nah, it's because she's AUTISTIC (again, for the people in the back: McKenna is AuTiStIc!!) Suddenly she's this weirdo - sorry, she's always been this weirdo - who's made to feel like a burden to society, who can't express herself freely because everyone expects her to be so normal. But do not worry for a second, she won't let the world stop her from being the quirkiest person who ever quirked! Might've aswell titled this poem "The Divergent". Copyright is overrated anyway
Some research show that autistic people in general are likely to have average or above average intelligence, as @PULLIite said, but a higher IQ was never part of the criteria for Asperger's (when it was still an independent diagnosis). According to DSM 4, the only difference between autistic disorder and Asperger's is that people with the latter don't have any significant delay in language development (or cognitive development in general, minus social skills of course) - so basically just how severely their autism affects them. Thus Asperger's is now what you'd refer to as high-functioning or level 1 on the ASD scale. Otherwise the criteria/key symptoms are the same. (And whoop @Nakimae just ninja'd me)
I know the two of them are not exactly the human embodiments of humour, but Sierra was obviously not serious with the Dumbledore thing, and Kenna just went along with it. Here's her response to Kenna for context:
I know it's a gossip thread, but stretch before you reach, people, not everything is problematic
I consider her behaviour a sign of her still having the emotional intelligence/maturity of a 13 year old. I think a lot of people can relate to lying about stuff to seem cooler at that age. I for one definitely did things like loosely copying some artwork and adding a few personal touches to then claim it was all me around that time. Same goes for her going through all these phases of liking stuff, and identifying with a bunch of superficial things like being a Gryffindor, an airbender, a fox etc. It reminds me of when I was 12 and went from being a tomboy who listened to Linkin Park (such edge) to dressing in lolita fashion to then become a skater girl. Considering how she was kept in a bubble of coddling and praise, and was never forced by any circumstances to grow up, I can definitely see how she could've kept that mentality. (But it's not that uncommon even for less sheltered individuals to only overcome these things during/after college) Personal growth is not something that just happens by getting older, it's the effect of experiencing things and self-reflection. I don't think she's as cunning as some people here seem to believe, and I'm pretty sure she's not intentionally manipulating people on a grand scale, like purposely faking autism to receive a diagnosis that lets her get away with her shitty behaviour. I believe she just once again looked for something that could make her feel and look special, and it's a nice coincidence that she can use this as a get out of jail free card too.
Thank you, I've been saying this for years now with the reoccurring talk about her having NPD and whatever I mean she just turned 24 and never had to leave her bubble of reassuring and enabling friends and family, who probably praised her for every mediocre thing she's done. She never had to face any real life struggles or responsibilities for her to grow the fuck up. Some people can live like this up to their 30s or 40s if everything's been handed to them their whole life. She's entitled, lacks empathy for others, can't handle criticism, has an aggrandised image of her abilities in her head and an incessant need to feel special. Sounds awful like a spoiled brat to me Edit: remember when Sierra posted those stories about visiting her parents, and jokingly showed how Kenna's photo was kept in the middle of the living room for everyone to see, while her own was shoved behind some junk? I think we can take a wild guess at who's been the favourite based on that