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    And for a minute there I was certain Lemon was good at her job...
    Same. But in the last panel Roko doesn't seem to be shaking anymore, so I'm withholding ultimate judgement for next strip. Quite possible it worked.

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    Well, I'm pretty sure you'd stop thinking about groceries if a mugger pulled a gun on you, so it stands to reason to think that an olfactive death threat would be a very effective distraction from an existential crisis.
    The problem is the therapy required for that new trauma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazero View Post
    Well, I'm pretty sure you'd stop thinking about groceries if a mugger pulled a gun on you, so it stands to reason to think that an olfactive death threat would be a very effective distraction from an existential crisis.
    The problem is the therapy required for that new trauma.
    But now you have developed a general method of treating traumas. The trick is to make sure that the level of trauma is diminishing with each iteration.
    In a war it doesn't matter who's right, only who's left.

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    But now you have developed a general method of treating traumas. The trick is to make sure that the level of trauma is diminishing with each iteration.
    So you just start presenting less toxic smells? Start with toxic goo, then go to Melon's abomination of a drink, then start removing chemicals until the final one is just Windex.

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    Unfortunately this is also how Pavlovian responses are formed. Get her to associate the scent of tulips with dysmorphic episodes and mental trauma, and she'll never be able to walk past a florist again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    Unfortunately this is also how Pavlovian responses are formed. Get her to associate the scent of tulips with dysmorphic episodes and mental trauma, and she'll never be able to walk past a florist again.
    It may also be the opposite, associating bad smells with centering yourself and leaving a dysmorphic episode. Keep some smelling salts on hand or something else sharp enough to distract when you start to have an episode.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

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    Traab is yelling everything that I'm thinking already.
    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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    Guys, distracting someone from an existential crisis helps them not killing themselves right now. It won't prevent the dark thoughts to resurface later. My idea is terrible and you're just making it worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazero View Post
    Guys, distracting someone from an existential crisis helps them not killing themselves right now. It won't prevent the dark thoughts to resurface later. My idea is terrible and you're just making it worse.
    I think it was established already that people online improve upon ruining everything.
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    Well, if Roko is saying "Holy f***, Lemon, what did you do to my nose?", then at least at that moment she's thinking of it as her nose, not an alien nose that's established squatter's rights to her face. Progress?

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    And this isnt an attempt to cure her, just an attempt to stop her from freaking out to the point of potential self harm. You have to get her out of her episode before you can start working on the underlying cause of it.
    "Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum"
    Translation: "Sometimes I get this urge to conquer large parts of Europe."

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd-o-rama View Post
    Traab is yelling everything that I'm thinking already.
    "If you don't get those cameras out of my face, I'm gonna go 8.6 on the Richter scale with gastric emissions that'll clear this room."

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