Hi Meisje, I've moved and edited your post. Please remember to post in the correct sub board and don't double post.
My apologies for posting multiple link comments. I couldn't figure out how to edit on the new website. And sorry for posting on the members message board, I thought we could post anything there, but it's been a while.
Members is mostly for anything that can't/doesn't really make sense to put anywhere else.
Anyway, good luck with your project, Meisje
Wow. I haven't been on Obernewtyn in ages, but i stop by every once in a while to check up on what the other writers have been up to. This project... i can definitely relate. (here's my attempt at keeping why as short as possible. will see how this goes!) I was diagnosed with bipolar when i was 5. Fortunately, i have an awesome mom who did and does everything she can to help me. It could have been a lot worse than it was/is. I personally run more on the manic side. (so i can tell you with complete confidence that the feeling of joy has nothing to do with a snowman. sorry, but it's more like floating or flying) I've been on many different meds through my life, and even now we have to tweak dosages and such when things feel off. It's a big struggle, and I remember lots of conversations with my mom about why other kids were different. How come I had to be careful when i felt like i was happy, and how come they didn't have to fight their own emotions like me.
The fact that you want to show kids that it's okay to be different mentally, emotionally, and personality wise is absolutely amazing. Even today mental disorders are so hush hush in some communities and by lots of people. I just have to say it one more time - this project is awesome.
Okay, i'm just going to leave this by saying please please please message me if you want to talk about the project. I would love to see how it goes.
Okay, off to check out what else has been going on in my absence :)