Altschmerz - n. from the German alte (old) and schmerz (pain)
weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had—the same boring flaws and anxieties you’ve been gnawing on for years, which leaves them soggy and tasteless and inert, with nothing interesting left to think about, nothing left to do but spit them out and wander off to the backyard, ready to dig up some fresher pain you might have buried long ago.
UPDATE: i have a tumblr attached to this account now!! come find me at altschmerzes.tumblr.com, send me fic requests/prompts, chat with me, whatever! i'll be liveblogging fic writing, posting links to fics, reblogging relatable writing posts, and stuff about challenges i'm participating in.
This started as where I put everything I'm too embarrassed or afraid to attach to my public account, but has morphed into a nice new start for my internet presence, so it's just sort of where I'm dumping everything I'm writing lately. This started as a place for me to put a lot of my fic focusing on trauma and found family stuff, so there's still just... A lot of that, and the point below still stands.
Hopefully what helps me might help someone else. I hope, if you're the kind of person I am, person reading this, that it helps you too.