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Log 6

fz159810 on Dec 14th 2015

5:06 p.m

I finished my shift, and now I’m going to do what has been bothering me all day.  I’m going to go through the cars and look at whatever ads she did that caused her (in my opinion) to start acting that way.  

In the first car, I stand where she was standing and look at the ad she saw.  It is an ad describing “Que Viene el Coco”.  There is a picture of a woman protecting her children from a hooded figure.  This figure, Coco, ate naughty children.  I immediately recalled her biting the child’s leg and her mother saying that she “should have behaved.”

I go to the next car, where she had her second “episode”.  I sit where she sat and look up.  There is an ad about A Mobius Strip, with a little blurb describing mania and hysteria.  Brunette #2 was definitely hysterical.  

I get out and go to the next and last car she was on.  I walk through the car and lean on the pole she was leaning on.  I look at the ad that she looked at before her eyes glazed over, and saw yet another ad that gave information, this time about something called “The Cotard Delusion”.  Apparently, people who went this thought they were legitimately dead.

How strange…..

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Mental Health America 1909

g.arrieta on Dec 7th 2015

Mental Health America 1909

Historical Document

Mental Health America is the United States’ leading Mental Health Organization. It is a Non-profit organization that was establish in 1909 as a Country-wide benefactor to people with metal Health issues. This organization is an example of the shift of the view of insanity in the world to a medical centered issue. It’s goal is to identify mental illness in patients at the earliest stage possible. Some of its commendable contributions to Mental Health as a whole in America are the creation of over 100 Child guidance clinics around the country, the creation of various ethical laws and statutes that are now incorporated in several states, and conduction of surveys and case studies of common mental illnesses such as bi-polar disorder.


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Definition of Psychosis

g.arrieta on Dec 6th 2015

“Psychosis is a conflict between the inner self and the environment, which takes the form of perceptual distortion, such as delusion or hallucination” Sigmund Freud


Cited Source: Lobel, Daniel S. “History of Psychosis.” Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages. Ed. Thomas G. Plante. Vol. 2: Disorders and Treatments. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013. [15]-29. Praeger Perspectives: Abnormal Psychology. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 21 Nov. 2015

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Wonderland Manifesto

fz159810 on Nov 3rd 2015

Our wonderland takes place below NYC on the subway, specifically throughout eight train cars. Each car is categorized under one part of our binary, sane or insane. As our protagonist finds herself moving through each car in the beginning she will have a clear idea which car is sane and which car she deems insane. Our plan to mess with the binary is to have the cars get increasingly “mixed.” So by the time our protagonist reaches the last car she can no longer distinguish if she is in a “sane” or “insane” car.  Since our wonderland is already extremely specific being only in a subway, the scenarios we will highlight will stem from this concept. We will include situations that we each may have experienced while riding the train, for example feminazi’s preaching about their beliefs, while also coming up with situations that would easily be deemed insane. For example, stepping into a car with no walls or something of that nature. The more extreme sanes and insanes will take place in the beginning of the protagonist’s journey throughout, while the more “grey area” situations will be towards the tale end where she can no longer differentiate between the binary.   Our viewer would need to know what a “New Yorker” would deem “insane.” Living in ny we are accustomed to people, situations, and things that could be deemed insane to an outsider but most new Yorkers would not bat an eye at. So it is important that our viewer understands that what would seem insane is actually one of our sane scenarios. They would have to know basic subway logic, like how a subway car should have walls, basically common sense about transportation.

We decided to provide a sample of the story to give a feel for what our character is experiencing.

“As (she) boarded the train like she did every morning at 7:32am, she stood next to an older woman who politely said, “I like your shoes.” She nodded and waited for her stop. The train seemed to move faster than usual, yet her stop did not seem any closer. After some stops, an older woman boarded next to her and simply said, “I like your shoes.” She was confused and started looking around her. She quickly noticed a pattern. Two stops, the old woman gets off. Three stops, I like your shoes. The same people were getting on and off the train. The man in a black hat rides for five stops and gets off for three. The little girl sitting down keeps asking her mother for a Snickers and her mother always pulls one from her right jacket pocket. I like your shoes. I like your shoes. She immediately started panicking. Strange things were happening all around her, yet all she could think was
I need to get to work. I can’t be late again.
I like your shoes. I like your shoes.
Why is this happening? What’s going on? I’m going to be so late.
I like your shoes. I like your shoes.
Just before she thought her mind would explode of insanity, she got off the train only to find another car but with something completely different…”

Reference from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “But I don’t want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.

Oh, you can’t help that, said the Cat: we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.

How do you know I’m mad? said Alice.

You must be, said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here” (Carroll, pg. 77). We felt that this quote went very well with our world. representing the growth of the protagonist in the story. The protagonist will go from cart to cart, initially not understanding anything of the world, and leaving the world possibly insane.

Work Cited: Carroll, Lewis, John Tenniel, and L. J. Bridgman. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell &, 1893.

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