I Was Told I Might Annoy You: A Poem

(This is my other “most personal poem ever.” It represents my best effort at the time to fully express what it’s like living with Autism, and all the other psychological foibles I’ve developed through my life experiences.) I was told I might annoy you By Cullen McCurdy I begin confusing you. I’ve talked myself down a […]

In Retrospect, I Deserved to Be an Outcast

Before I begin, it’s worth noting that many on the Autism Spectrum never really learn to manage their symptoms. I have, and I honestly don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse. I do know that it’s too late. There are certain windows in your life where new connections form opinions of you. Looking […]

Salients of a Broken Mind: Psychiatric Hell

(For miserable background, you may want to read Part One first) Our media fetish for the Hells of brooding darkness and blood-soaked corridors makes us forget that there exists a special, sterile Hell, clean-swept and lifeless. I found its local incarnation around 4AM on July 26th, 2017. I knew, on some level, that I condemned […]

Of Purple Prose and Psychological Extremes

Let’s fan away the cloying concerns first: I value wariness of purple prose. Within the last half year I acquired and then (after consuming The Wheel of Time) read a high-fantasy novel from Grand Rapids ComicCon. I experienced much what you’d expect from a book bought on a whim at a ComicCon. Among many other issues: purple […]