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PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« on: May 24, 2015, 09:28:45 AM »


Victor Von Doom is an adult male. While it is widely reported that he has suffered last tissue trauma on his face, the client has refused to remove his mask and confirm this. Similarly, he refuses to appear in session without his signature suit of armor, making his physical shape impossible to discern. It should also be noted that the client requires you refer to him as Doctor Doom when addressing him directly, although the credentials that allow him to lay claim to the title are a bit in question. As he put it, "Doom assures you the title 'Doctor' is earned and you would do well to not question Doom's assurance." This use of third person speech was not an all-together unusual occurrence during the session.

The client is currently the ruler of a small Eastern European country known as Latveria. While he did lose control of the country for a brief time, he recently re-established himself as the head of the state, he asserts,



"because it was destined." This therapist is speaking with Doom as part of the ruler's promise to the people that he will always be the perfect ruler and that the day something is wrong with him, he will step down. He commented that he was reasonably sure the "cursed Richards would not make that promise" and often commented on how much more open minded he was than Reed Richards to accept the validity of things like magic and psychology in his life. In general, he spoke about the well-known scientist, explorer, and leader of the Fantastic Four quite a bit.
Given Doom's seeming obsession with his past, it is the opinion of this therapist that someone of the psychoanalytic approach would be far more helpful. Much of what the client wishes to speak of that is not related to Richards are things related to his mother, an area that interests someone of this therapist's discipline very little. Still, attempts to redirect the ruler were met with intense stares and the occasional destroyed piece of furniture due to energy blasts. So, generally speaking, this writer sat and listened quietly to what might best be described as weeping rants.

When the client did speak of the present day, he spoke about wanting to re-establish himself as a global power. He seemed obsessed with loss of stature following his dethroning and subsequent assist from the director of the American organization known as H.A.M.M.E.R., Norman Osborn. He reported feeling as though he, and Latveria by extension, were no longer respected on the world stage and how unfair that was to him and, of course, his subjects. At one point, he began to discuss a possible invasion of another country to seize resources, display his might, and "gain



revenge on one of Richards' friends." However, before he could become more specific, the therapist did have to remind him that any plans involving homicide that the client discussed would mean that confidentiality was voided and the therapist would have to report said plans. While Doom felt this was "an affront" he declined to discuss anything about the invasion in further detail and confidentiality was therefore not voided.
It is quite clear that Doom is a long way from perfect. He displays obsessive thinking patterns, evidence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder. In the end, however, given the volatility of the client and his orientation towards past-especially long past, events-the therapist was able to, colloquially speaking, beg off rendering a diagnosis thus not violating the ethics of the profession and continuing to breath.

However, this therapist has been made aware of the fact that the client has apparently hired three new therapists, Doctors Jonathan Mayberry, Will Conrad, and Scot Eaton. They will be sitting down with Victor Von Doom on February 17 and March 17. Further details will be made available in the files marked DOOMWAR #1 and DOOMWAR #2. 

Tim Stevens is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Consultant and Doctoral Intern at a college counseling center currently pursuing his Psy D.


http://marvel.com/news/comics/11228/psych_ward_doctor_doom

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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 05:01:00 PM »
   How instructive for those educated by Star Wars, television, video games and last but not least comic books. Hopefully, the "hero" protagonist will not have to be institutionalized before his impending death due to the oh so superior quality of his comic book educated therapist. Wonder who's giving diplomas or certificates in comic book therapy these days?  Must be one of those education for profit schools being sued for fraud and return of tuition. Such prevalent lawsuits as were reported in these very newscasts just recently.  What stupendous imagination! And to think this column has its very own op/ed section. Just to mingle fantasy with reality. How awfully original and individually awesome. Can't wait for the next reportage. Karpatok

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PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM & SCARLET WITCH
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 12:08:16 PM »


Our therapist takes a look at the duo that caused the Inversion!

As reports of erratic nearly opposite behavior spreads amongst the super powered community, I am continuing to monitor the situation and report observations as it becomes possible. As noted previously, these reports are based on observations and meta-reviews of eyewitness reports, news articles, and so on. Unless noted, there have been no face-to-face evaluations at this time.



Scarlet Witch

Wanda Maximoff, the former member of both the Brotherhood of Mutants and the Avengers known as The Scarlet Witch, has been linked by several accounts to the recent outbreak of altered personalities this writer has been extensively documenting and analyzing. As such, she would seem a natural individual to focus on or attempt to contact.

Unfortunately, this writer was unable to speak to the subject in question and the details of her recent behaviors seem extreme to say the least. It seems unlikely she would be interested in therapy at this time.

Maximoff’s history of unusual and erratic behavior presents some difficulties in establishing a baseline for the subject. That having been said, it is exceedingly rare that she has been this actively aggressive and violent towards others. Past incidents of dangerous activities almost always seem to somehow out of her control (as during the so-called “Avengers Disassembled” series of events) or done out of desperation (it is the subject of much speculation in the media and amongst conspiracy groups that Maximoff “wished” an end to mutantkind which led to the rash of abilities loss and the temporary drop in birth rate of mutants in the United States and abroad). Here, however, recent details would seem to indicate the subject is very active in her use of her powers.

Still, it can only be speculation, as Maximoff has been largely out of the public eye, despite the grandiosity of some of what is being attributed to her, and, as noted, has not been seen recently by me or any of my colleagues. That her behavior is only rumor, at best, coupled with her history leaves. I am unwilling to say with any level of certainty if she too might be altered in some way. That said it does seem clear that she is at least connected, even if she is only taking advantage of the upheaval, and therefore bears some monitoring.



Doctor Doom

Victor Von Doom, the ruler of Latveria, frequent criminal and terrorist abroad, and self-appointed doctor, has been discussed in international communities and press with increased interest as of late. Evidently, he unmasked for his citizens, an act that would have been previously considered so far-fetched it would have been dismissed out of hand. However, limited cell phone video and pictures of the even would seem to confirm it having occurred.

Of further intrigue are recent rumors that Von Doom has been assembling a team of heroes that, heretofore, have shown no signs of being altered in personality or behavior. While it is not unusual for Von Doom to take advantage of a situation or manipulate others to meet his ends, the rumored individuals who have joined him—while showing no signs of erratic behavior—would be highly unlikely to be part of the despot’s plans unless there was significant uncommon reasons being presented.

It also should be noted that, from time to time, Von Doom has seemed to act from a place of altruism. However, these times are exceedingly rare and often revealed to later include some element of the selfish in their construction. I note this to indicate that recent seemingly out of character behaviors might be born of whatever impulse guided those earlier activities and thus, perhaps, not as unique as it might have initially seemed.



Conclusion

Acknowledging the above mentioned nature of Victor Von Doom, if it is indeed as odd as it seems, it would indicate that these changes have been as profound for those primarily known for villainous and criminal activities as it has been for the individuals we call heroes.

Similarly if rumor regarding Wanda Maximoff are true this “plague” is becoming ever more dangerous.

For a more comprehensive study of the two subjects, please refer to file AVENGERS WORLD #16 as prepared by Doctors Nick Spencer, Frank Barbiere and Marco Checchetto, available on this Wednesday, December 10.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Consultant and not at all different. Not even a little.

http://marvel.com/news/comics/23791/psych_ward_doctor_doom_scarlet_witch
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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 03:12:17 PM »
   How instructive for those educated by Star Wars, television, video games and last but not least comic books. Hopefully, the "hero" protagonist will not have to be institutionalized before his impending death due to the oh so superior quality of his comic book educated therapist. Wonder who's giving diplomas or certificates in comic book therapy these days?  Must be one of those education for profit schools being sued for fraud and return of tuition. Such prevalent lawsuits as were reported in these very newscasts just recently.  What stupendous imagination! And to think this column has its very own op/ed section. Just to mingle fantasy with reality. How awfully original and individually awesome. Can't wait for the next reportage. Karpatok

plus one who was expecting something semi serious.
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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 03:39:23 PM »
Got Ya!   :multiplespotting:

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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM ( seriously )
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 03:56:49 PM »
Now lets get serious! :)

Experts Fear Collapse of Global Civilization

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 11 2013 (IPS) - Experts on the health of our planet are terrified of the future. They can clearly see the coming collapse of global civilisation from an array of interconnected environmental problems.



We’re all scared,” said Paul Ehrlich, president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.

“But we must tell the truth about what’s happening and challenge people to do something to prevent it,” Ehrlich told IPS.

Global collapse of human civilisation seems likely, write Ehrlich and his partner Anne Ehrlich in the prestigious science journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society.

This collapse will take the form of a “…gradual breakdown because famines, epidemics and resource shortages cause a disintegration of central control within nations, in concert with disruptions of trade and conflicts over increasingly scarce necessities”, they write.

Already two billion people are hungry today. Food production is humanity’s biggest industry and is already being affected by climate and other environmental problems. “No civilisation can avoid collapse if it fails to feed its population,” the authors say.

Escalating climate disruption, ocean acidification, oceanic dead zones, depletion of groundwater and extinctions of plants and animals are the main drivers of the coming collapse, they write in their peer-reviewed article “Can a collapse of global civilisation be avoided?” published this week.

Dozens of earth systems experts were consulted in writing the 10-page paper that contains over 160 references.

“We talked to many of the world’s leading experts to reflect what is really happening,” said Ehrlich, who is an eminent biologist and winner of many scientific awards.

Our reality is that current overconsumption of natural resources and the resulting damage to life-sustaining services nature provides means we need another half of a planet to keeping going. And that’s if all seven billion remain at their current living standards, the Ehrlichs write.

If everyone lived like a U.S. citizen, another four or five planets would be needed.

We’re facing a future where billions will likely die, and yet little is being done to avoid certain disaster, he said.

“Policy makers and the public aren’t terrified about this because they don’t have the information or the knowledge about how our planet functions,” he said.

Last March, the world’s scientific community provided the first-ever “state of the planet” assessment at the “Planet Under Pressure” conference  in London. More than 3,000 experts concluded humanity is facing a “planetary emergency” and there was no time to lose in making large-scale changes.

In 2010, a coalition of the national scientific bodies and international scientific unions from 141 countries warned that “the continued functioning of the Earth system as we know it is at risk”.

“The situation is absolutely desperate and yet there’s nothing on the front pages or on the agenda of world leaders,” said Pat Mooney, head of the international environmental organisation ETC Group.

“The lack of attention is a tragedy,” Mooney previously told IPS.

Solutions exist and are briefly outlined in the Ehrlich paper. However, these require sweeping changes. All nations need to do everything they can to reduce their emissions of fossil fuels regardless of actions or lack of them by any other country, he said.

Protection of the Earth’s biodiversity must take centre stage in all policy and economic decisions. Water and energy systems must be re-engineered. Agriculture must shift from fossil-fuel intensive industrial monocultures to ecologically-based systems of food production. Resilience and flexibility will be essential for civilisation to survive.

A key element in meeting this unprecedented challenge is “…to see ourselves as utterly embedded in Nature and not somehow separate from those precious systems that sustain all life”, writes England’s Prince Charles commenting on the Ehrlich’s paper.

“To continue with ‘business as usual’ is an act of suicide on a gargantuan scale,” Prince Charles concluded.

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/01/experts-fear-collapse-of-global-civilisation/

 
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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM ( seriously )
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 08:55:20 PM »

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Global collapse of human civilisation seems likely, write Ehrlich and his partner Anne Ehrlich in the prestigious science journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society.

This collapse will take the form of a “…gradual breakdown because famines, epidemics and resource shortages cause a disintegration of central control within nations, in concert with disruptions of trade and conflicts over increasingly scarce necessities”, they write.

No?  Really?

NO SHIT SHERLOCK!

You gotta publish this in the Proceedings of the Royal Society before anyone fucking listens.  Even then they don't listen, but at least it gets some attention from the MSM.

This is what we have been describing for years on the Diner, and years before that on many Collapse Blogs.  ::)

It's like with the Billionaires on Zero Hedge.  Every fucking pontification that comes out of the mouth of a Billionaire is publication material, no matter how stupid it is.

To get any freaking RESPECT, you either gotta have the Ph.D. Sheepskin or you gotta have Mega-Bucks or be a "Prince" from the Inbred Hapsburg clan!  Forget the fact that it's generally Scientists and Billionaires and idiot Illuminati that built this fucked up system to begin with!



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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 09:12:48 PM »
Got Ya!   :multiplespotting:


Like I said before RE erased it, Knarf. You should read GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Eric Berne. So should he.                                                              Karpatok

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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 09:56:53 AM »
“Policy makers and the public aren’t terrified about this because they don’t have the information or the knowledge about how our planet functions,” he said.

Pigs at the trough are not known for paying attention to the nuances.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

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Re: PSYCH WARD: DOCTOR DOOM
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 04:03:14 PM »
K says "Like I said before RE erased it, Knarf. You should read GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Eric Berne. So should he. "  I missed your comment until now. In fact I read it, and  Transactional Analysis before going to work in the ghettos of New York city. It was required that we do so. We spent one day a week, for a whole year, in a group of about 18 people going over how we were reacting to each other and our environment using the Eric Berne's psychological method.  Almost everytime a person uses the word "should", they are acting out the "Parent" that is hidden inside them, often it is the "Critical parent" deep within.
  I was just having fun with UB, after he set me up for a non-serious joke about overpopulation in China. When he bit, I just had a little fun with it. That usually is the inner child ( natural child ) having some fun.
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