"I used to think I felt most comfortable in darkness. I sought out the strange and the unknown, hoping it would give me some sort of substance. But it didn’t; the darkness only cast a shadow over my entire being, masking my cracks but never filling them. As I built up my walls I told myself that I was getting stronger. But I wasn’t; I was withering away behind a shield that protecting me from everything but myself. Trapped within my own head, I went mad."