“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”-Voltaire
Madness. Madness and stupidity. As far as downright disgusting aspects of Tumblr go, this is very close to the top. What are headmates? Well, they are voices in your head, which can be anything, from people to fictional characters to sentient objects to whatever.
Now, you may be thinking “Ive heard of this before! Isn’t this Disassociative Identity Disorder or Shizophrenia or something like that?” No. No, it’s not. That’s because it’s all bullshit. People with “Headmates” are simply sociopathic assholes who pretend to have a mental illness in order to seem unique and special. Hell, they even claim that people who actually have these disorders and who don’t just do some shitty roleplaying on tumblr merely gained their “Headmates through trauma”.
I have to ask: what is it like being one of these people? How does it feel to be so completely divorced from humanity that you can trivialize horrible, life-destroying conditions just so you can pretend Karkat or Sonic or whoever the fuck are your friends because you have no real ones? How loathsome, pathetic and sad must your life be?
The entire concept of headmates is a sick mockery of what some people have to suffer through on a daily basis. Hearing voices, losing control of your body or seeing hallucinations aren’t just some silly fun with your mind-pals, they are frightening, horrible experiences that make your life so miserable and cripple you so strongly that many people who have these conditions sooner or later choose to end their own lives rather than suffer one more night though the hell that is their every waking moment. And you people exploit this just to make some shitty Tumblr-blogs. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?
But oh, who really cares if some delusional fucktards on the internet spit on the real pain of other people for the sake of cheap yuks, at least it’s not hurting anyone, right? OH WAIT. These people regularly dispense “advice” to everyone with “Headmates” of their own, because if you can just dismiss the entire field of psychology because it doesn’t validate your bullshit, you’re obviously incapable of realizing that you’re not fit to advise anyone on anything. One of my “favorites” as far as this shit goes was a guy who claimed to hear the voice of Jesus and got called out by his Christian friends. The “advice” he got was basically to dismiss them and more or less say “You have no right to doubt me. What, do you think you know better than God?” Now, fortunately, that guy was probably lying like all these other assholes, but what if he wasn’t? You know the day will come when someone with legitimate mental illness will ask the wrong people for help and learn from them that he shouldn’t seek help and the voices he hears are totally legit! Hey, ever heard of Peter Sutcliffe? He’s also known as the Yorkshire Ripper and cut up prostitutes because the voice of Jesus told him to. Just some food for thought.
Seriously though, this Headmate-thing is fucking disgusting and I hope all of them get a huge taste of the suffering that the people they mock have.