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Blog: Super Pooped: "Cause and Effect piece" [comic illustrating life with ME/CFS]

Discussion in 'General Advocacy Discussions' started by Andy, Dec 8, 2018.

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  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Read more, and see the comic, at https://superpooped.blogspot.com/2018/12/cause-and-effect-piece.html
     
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    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Being scarred, I often read writing by ME patients through the lens of the public that mostly thinks ME is psychological.

    I'm afraid this comic doesn't distinguish and could be read through the common psych lens, reinforcing their erroneous notions of ME / patients.
     
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    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The resolution is so low on my computer that I cannot read the text. :grumpy:
     
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    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Did you click on the image, as it expands it?

    But is there any other way of depicting it, given the medium used?
     
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    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's very difficult. I often think that our descriptions of how having ME/CFS feels can make the condition sound psychological. I guess that's true of any conditions where you talk about how it feels subjectively.

    I agree with @ScottTriGuy too. We have an uphill battle in that not on!y are we simply trying to educate, we need to tear down misconceptions first.

    I have no idea how that might be done in a cartoon strip like this.
     
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    Yes. I also opened it in a new tab and copied it into my pictures folder so that I could open it in Window Photo Gallery. When I increase the size of the image, the text becomes blurred.
     
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    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    OK, I'm sorry then, I don't know why it's like that for you.
     
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    Click on the image in the post, which brings the image up separately (kind of over the post). Then open it into a new tab (right click and choose "Open image in new tab"), and when hovered over it in the new tab you get the little magnifying glass + thing, when I went for that it showed it fully across my screen and I was able to scroll down to see the whole cartoon eventually. Not sure how clear my description is! :rolleyes:

    (edited to hopefully clarify)
     
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    I only had to do this tonight. Maybe my slow connection was running even slower and automatically reducing the resolution to decrease download time? Is the computer that 'smart'?
     
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