"12 Signs of Insanity" by DamnBlackHeart
Categories: Original Stories, Anime & Manga, Books, Cartoons & Comics, Gaming, Movies & TV
Characters: Original Character(s), Other, Reader, Various, You

Description: These are basically the 12 signs of insanity. The goal for this challenge is to use these signs for a book of drabbles, or ficlets or one-shots. Just remember that these signs don't happen all at once but over time they start to appear and sometimes the insane person isn't aware of it until they (or someone points out their odd behavior). That's when they reach the "Denial" stage, which is when they know there's something wrong with them but they refuse to accept it or figure out what it really is.

All I ask is that you stick to one character (OC, Reader-insert, Canon character) that's going insane. Make sure to have a logical explanation/reasonable cause for them to become mentally unstable.

1. Hallucination (Hears voices, see things that aren't there, smell/touch, and taste things others can't/don't...etc.)
2. Suspicious mood
3. Paranoid (Thoughts of conspiracy, thinks they're being followed, thinks that someone is watching them, etc.)
4. Emotional lability (Mood swings)
5. Denial (doesn't accept that there's something wrong with them and ignores it: even if people are pointing it out)
6. Depression
7. Disinterest (Lack of interest in activities, lack of interest in being social, etc.)
8. Sleep Deprivation (Lack of sleep: reasons could be that dark thoughts keep them up, nightmares, etc.)
9. Delusions (believe to have special abilities/powers, believe the radio or tv is talking directly to them, may feel persecuted, etc.)
10. Aggression
11. Mania (An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire; a craze: for example - a mania for neatness which would be an excessively intense interest/desire to be clean or neat. Maybe to a point where they wash their hands with a soapy rag until their hands turn red and bleeding? It's even characterized by rapidly changing ideas, etc.)
12. Final Stage (Insanity)

Edit: This is challenge is open to any category so feel free to do this with any fandom you like and such. =) Just don't forget to response to this challenge if you plan to do it and to put somewhere in your summary that you're doing this too.

Posted: 12/07/08 | Deadline: None


Kingdom Hearts

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Angst, Crackfic, Fluff
Main Characters: Reader
Genres: Action, Adventure, Angst, Fluff, Psychological | Story Types: Drabble, One Shot, Reader Insert
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 491 words | Complete: No

Summary: How would you cope if you followed Riku into the darkness? Sadly, you become insane. I mean, what else would happen? You're following a boy so obesessed with Kairi that he joined the dark side!

Slight RikuxReader
Published: 08/14/10 | Updated: 08/19/10
Kingdom Hearts

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Angst, OOC
Main Characters: Original Character(s), Roxas, Various
Genres: Angst, Dark Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Psychological | Story Types: Collection, Drabble
Length: 12 chapter(s) / 1321 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: [Response to DamnBlackHeart's "12 Signs of Insanity" challenge]

"I'm not a ghost. Just a repressed memory."

But of who?

[Slight Roxas x OC]
Published: 05/21/09 | Updated: 05/28/09
General Fiction, Drama & Suspense, Psychological

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Angst, Death, Drug References, Strong Language, Suicide, Violence
Main Characters: Original Character(s)
Genres: Angst, Death, Drama, Other | Story Types: General
Length: 2 chapter(s) / 605 words | Complete: No

Summary: Her reality was being bent, her mind was split, her heart was being torn. Soon enough, there wasn't anything left but to fall that final step.

[ : A Response to DamnBlackHeart's '12 Signs of Insanity' Challenge : ]

A/N: All the warnings are just in case, its really not that bad, I promise, I just wanted to be covered for future chapters. ^_^
Published: 03/02/09 | Updated: 03/04/09
Death Note

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Crackfic, Crude Humor, Product of High Sugar Intake, Rape, Silliness, Strong Language
Main Characters: Reader
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Death, Humor | Story Types: Collection, Drabble, Lemon, Reader Insert
Length: 2 chapter(s) / 486 words | Complete: No

Summary: Life is tough enough just doing the everyday mundane and going through the leaps and hurdles that come along with it. But how about when your sanity is slowly deteriorating?

Reader x Various

Response to DamnBlackHearts 12 signs of Insanity challenge.
Published: 08/30/09 | Updated: 10/20/09
Kingdom Hearts

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Angst, Mild Adult Situations, Strong Language
Main Characters: Ansem, Maleficient, Reader, Riku
Genres: Angst, Psychological, Tragedy | Story Types: Reader Insert
Length: 11 chapter(s) / 8204 words | Complete: No

Summary: Whether it was the cruel beauty of the forbidden or the bittersweet taste of betrayal; the breaking of an innocent mind had never failed to entertain him.
And now it was your turn to amuse him....

Slight Riku x Reader, Slight Ansem x Reader // In response to DamnBlackHeart's 12 Signs of Insanity challenge
Published: 09/20/11 | Updated: 11/18/11
Dragon Age: Origins

Rated: All | Warnings: Death, Spoilers
Main Characters: Alistair, Reader, You
Genres: Adventure, Angst, Death | Story Types: Death-Fic, Reader Insert
Length: 5 chapter(s) / 1061 words | Complete: No

Summary: Ever since Ostagar, Alistair hasn't been himself...

[Spoilers for DA:O]
[Possible reader X Alistair]
[DamnBlackHeart's 12 Signs of Insanity Challenge]
Published: 02/27/11 | Updated: 01/21/12
Kingdom Hearts

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Adult Situations, Angst, Death, Mild Adult Situations, Strong Language, Violence
Main Characters: Reader, Roxas, You
Genres: Angst, Death, Drama, Gothic, Tragedy | Story Types: Collection, Drabble, Ficlet, One Shot, Reader Insert
Length: 12 chapter(s) / 3724 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: Yes, your grip on reality was slipping away.
And it was all because of this one illusion, this perfect illusion...
...of a blonde haired and blue eyed boy...

In response to DamnBlackHeart's "12 Signs of Insanity" challenge
Published: 01/04/09 | Updated: 01/11/09

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Angst, Death, Graphic Violence, Mature Content, Violence
Main Characters: Hinata, Hyuuga Clan
Genres: Angst, Death, Horror, Psychological, Suspense, Tragedy | Story Types: Death-Fic, Ficlet
Length: 4 chapter(s) / 1558 words | Complete: No

Summary: [HYUUGA HINATA. For the 12 Signs of Insanity challenge by DamnBlackHeart :D This is not a happy story!]
"insanity without delirium". she is just a girl and she is all alone. isn't she? she isn't. she was, but she's not. from one to twelve, like twelve hours and twelve months and twelve symptoms.
Published: 05/13/09 | Updated: 05/14/09
Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Rated: 17+ | Warnings: Angst, Death, Violence
Main Characters: Reader, Rokudo Mukuro
Genres: Angst, Death, Psychological, Romance | Story Types: Death-Fic, Drabble, Reader Insert
Length: 1 chapter(s) / 173 words | Complete: No

Summary: Your reality was destroyed; your mind was twisted to your own delusional thoughts; and you heart was crushed at the very fact of his death.

Soon there’ll only be the final step left...

“Why did you ever leave me...?”

[ Mukuro x Reader ]
Published: 02/23/10 | Updated: 02/26/10
Death Note

Rated: 13+ | Warnings: Angst
Main Characters: L, Light, Reader, Ryuk, Various, You
Genres: Angst, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense, Tragedy | Story Types: Drabble, Reader Insert
Length: 12 chapter(s) / 1226 words | Complete: Yes

Summary: It started with a little black book hitting your head.
Now it will end with the demise of your mental stability.
You were not crazy.

DamnBlackHeart's 12 Signs of Insanity Challenge.
Published: 07/11/09 | Updated: 01/09/10

Rated: Youth | Warnings: Fluff, OOC
Main Characters: Reader
Genres: Fluff | Story Types: General, Reader Insert
Length: 4 chapter(s) / 2087 words | Complete: No

Summary: According to the DSMV-IV, Anti-Social Personality Disorder (sociopathy), is characterized by a disregard for the rights of others. According to common knowledge, insomnia is characterized by a lack of sleep.

They're both a little more complicated than that . . . but then again, so are you and Izaya.

[ Reader x Izaya | Response to "12 Signs of Insanity" by DamnBlackHeart ]
Published: 12/30/13 | Updated: 05/22/14

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