I’m often described as being “highly neurotic” and I agree with that 100%. I just don’t agree that “neurotic” means what some people think it means. Some people go by the boring, standard definition as outlined in the dictionary describing someone who is “mentally disturbed, unstable, or unbalanced”. And while that’s all technically true of me, I think it’s important to point out that “neuro” means “brain, nerve or nervous system” so if “artistic” means someone with great art skills, then by that logic, “neurotic” would mean someone with amazing brain skills. In other words, you say “neurotic”, I say “incredibly intelligent.”
Victor rejected this logical conclusion because he says “that’s not how words work” but I suspect he really just disagrees because he’s simply not neurotic enough to understand me. He agreed completely. Probably for the wrong reasons though.
I’d petition Webster’s to add my definition under “neurotic” but I lost all respect for dictionaries last year when they changed the definition of “literally” to also mean “not really literally at all“. Literally. So instead I just wrote my definition of “neurotic” (in pen) into my local library’s copy of the dictionary, and I’d suggest you do the same. If you get caught just explain that you had to do it because you are dangerously neurotic and the librarians won’t mess with you because they’ll be intimidated by how smart you are. (But only after you show them the new definition of “neurotic”, which you just scrawled in their dictionary, so write quickly.)
And now, time for the weekly wrap-up:
Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):
- As requested a few days ago, I made some things based solely on the unsettling phrases people were looking for when they found my blog. I made a ton of variations because people kept asking for different things, so here are a notebook, already filled out card, magnet, mug, SFW shirt, NSFW shirt, NSFW shirt 2.0, and blank card.
Shit that I’m vaguely involved with on the internets:
Shit you should buy or steal because it’s awesome:
This week’s wrap-up is brought to you by the fabulous Michael Meyerhofer who just released his first fantasy novel, WytchFire (The Dragonkin Trilogy, Book 1). Part Game of Thrones, part X-Men, Wytchfire takes place in a land haunted by the legacy of dead dragons, wherein those born with magical abilities are hunted down-sometimes, for good reason. As war roils across the continent, one mercenary finds himself caught in the middle. You should check it out here.