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“After Kohut’s death, incidentally, his biographer Charles Strizuer would discover that his case study of Mr. Z was actually a memoir, a study of himself–that in order to argue for the triumph of his psychological method over those of Kernberg and Freud, he had narrated the disastrous analysis of his own narcissism that he had undergone with Ruth Eisler, and then described the empathetic analysis he wished he’d had. Placing Kohut’s case study in a long and venerable history of psychological case studies faked from autobiography–a history that goes back to Freud himself–Strozuer cautions, ‘It is a slippery slope from science to solipsism.’”
“Kohut was optimistic; his empathetic method and belief in the unceasing movement of selves toward wholeness and love were tied to a hopeful worldview, at odds with Freud’s dark vision... Late in his life, he wrote, ‘If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my life as an analyst, it is the lesson that what my patients tell me is likely to be true–that many times when I believed that I was right and my patients were wrong, it turned out, though often only after a prolonged search, that my rightness was superficial whereas their rightness was profound.’”
is Jose Carioca's magic diegetic or non-diegetic? are we as the audience supposed to infer that he literally has magic powers, or are we to take his apparently-magical actions as a visual allegory for his enchanting personality and intoxicating effect on those he interacts with? cc: @realmaxkeeble
domestic terrorism Show more
i really can't believe i have to say this but like, bare minimum, CW your 9/11 bits please. Like I saw people jumping to their deaths en masse and waited for my mom to walk home and we had ash in our backyard and my mom was covered in ash and both my parents had PTSD for years and lot of my friends lost family. I know the rest of the country just saw it as a garbage symbol that dumb wars were fought in the name of, and I agree it was misused, but like, it was bad ok.
TNG posting, spoilers Show more
There was an episode of ST:TNG that featured Riker falling in love with a member of a genderless species who thought gender was a defect (spoiler: the being turned out to be a she)
basically it was a fuck you to homophobia
but more awesome: "Nevertheless, Jonathan Frakes (Riker) felt otherwise and later criticized the decision to cast women in the roles of the J'naii, as a love affair apparently shared between two men would have made the statement of the episode stronger."
He/him/they - Hey ima queer cat Dad - Furryish, leftish, and way too online at the moment. 18+
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