iApprove: “Terminal Depression.”

November 25, 2008

So, I haven’t updated my blog in a couple of days.  Yep.  I really have no excuse for that.

Well, maybe I do.  See, it’s getting close to deadline for NaNoWriMo.  It’s also getting close to Thanksgiving.  This means plenty of noveling as well as housework to go around.  Now, I’d love to try to say that noveling and housework has been eating up my time, but that just isn’t true.

The truth is, I’m a procrastinator.

The closer I get to a deadline, the less I want to do it.  The more I have to do, the less I want to do it.  So I procrastinate.  I get on the computer and fart around doing piddly little things until I’ve run out of time.

My other excuse is that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, although I don’t know how much it’s actually affecting me at the moment.  But it happens around this time every year; I get into somewhat of a slump and I don’t want to function very well unless I have lots of flourescent light to play/work/eat/but not sleep under.  Without a certain amount of light every day, I start suffering from symptoms akin to depression.

Which is what brings me to the focal point of this post.  I was thinking about terminal depression yesterday.  Really, I have no clue what that is.  Is it really, really bad depression?  Is it depression so bad that you can die from it?  (That’s what “terminal” usually means, so…)

Anyway, since I didn’t know and I wanted to know, I decided to do a Google search.

The search was remarkably unhelpful.  It seems that there’s no handy definition of terminal depression on the Internet.  Most of what I found were little scientific studies and “ways to cope” sites and things like that.

One thing that surprised me, though, was a link available only four hits down the page.  A link to the story “Terminal Depression”.

See, I first read this story years ago, at its home on tsa.transform.to.  It’s a transformation story (not a “furry” story, mind; it doesn’t even contain an elaborate transformation sequence), and a funny one at that.  It’s about a couple of college roommates, one of whom is a warlock and the other of which collects dragons, and there’s a bit of revenge aspect there.  But I won’t go into detail; I recommend you read it for yourself.

I also recommend that you check out some of the other stories on the site.  Most of it isn’t even furry porn.



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