The next time I hear someone say that unhappy people should just "cheer up" or "smile a bit," I'm gonna fucking lose my shit.
I’m so fucking tired of having to explain how depression and mental illness work to people who don’t care about others enough to understand this shit.
You want me to just “get happy?” Okay, let me stop everything I’m doing and dealing with in my own life to accommodate you and your insensitive desires.
Oh wait, I can’t just do that. I’m mentally fucking ill. But I wouldn’t expect someone like you to understand that.
I’m “bringing you down?” BOO-FUCKING-HOO.
I’m so fucking sick of allowing people to shame me or make me feel guilty for being depressed. I’m so fucking sick of seeing people try this on everyone they know all at once. All it does is make things worse.
I know for a fact that I’m really lucky and that I have a good life and that it can always be worse. But sometimes I’m still really sad, okay? It happens. I was born that way. I can’t help it, as much as I try, and believe me, I DO fucking try.
You think I’m bad now, try coming back when I’m not on medication.
Yeah, sure, some people can just become happy by telling themselves to be so, but for the rest of us that can’t, leave us the fuck alone. Leave ME the fuck alone.
I don’t necessarily know you or what you’ve been through, but you don’t know who I am or what I’ve been through, either. You don’t know what I continue to go through on a daily basis. You aren’t me. If you were, you’d know that you don’t get to fucking tell me what to do like it’s no big deal. Nobody has the right to tell someone else what to do like that.
If the world could just “be happy,” on a whim, don’t you think we would’ve fucking done it already?
“Let’s talk about rape for a moment. Rape is not what George Lucas did to your childhood. Rape is not what happens when a sports team beats another sports team by a wide margin. Rape is not what happens when your electric bill is higher this month than it was last month. Rape is when a person violates another person in the most despicable, degrading way imaginable and among the myriad of terrible things humans can do to one another, rape is among the worst. I think the casual misappropriation of the concept of rape extending all the way to its widespread comical usage is disgusting even by Internet standards.”— Jeffrey Rowland (via mutualaddiction)
Lionsgate Entertainment announced Monday morning that it was indeed dating “Catching Fire,” the movie based on Suzanne Collins’ second book about heroine Katniss Everdeen. But that date isn’t anytime soon — the second film in the post-apocalyptic series won’t come out until Nov. 22, 2013
uhm. honey, what did you expect? it takes a long time to make a movie. that’s actually a really fast release time for a sequel. be happy it’s coming out next year and not 2 or 3 years from now like normal movies.
I'm going to write a novel about this past week and a half (aka my spring break)
and it’s gonna be the best damn thing you’ve ever read before. Because we all know every young adult novel is the same, even if you add in mythical creatures.
Just so I don’t forget any of it, here’s the skeleton layout. Since playing Last Window: The Secret of Cape West has gotten me into memory recap games.
Wednesday, 3/14/12: returned home, unpacked
Thursday: went to CC’s, got drunk, crashed at a friend’s
Friday: got scolded from mom for not telling her i was at Friend’s, began planning the next night’s activities
Saturday: ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Party at CC’s! Got one phone number.
Sunday: Visited the wife, Made plans with the phone number for a date, took my best friend out for his 21st birthday
Monday: the best date i’ve ever had
Tuesday: got grades from school, paperwork day (taxes, new Food handler’s card, etc), made Kale chips and they were amazing
Wednesday: Portland with the wife, editing at her house afterwards
Thursday: hung out/went on shopping adventure with Friend
Friday: first sunny day of break! dentist appt, new license, movie day with Friend, second date, sneak peek at an upcoming opera production
Saturday: my life became a Bret Easton Ellis/Jason Myers novel
Sunday: Recuperation from the night before, Portland with my brother
Monday, 3/26/12: TBA
I think I’ll call it Adventures in Portlandia, or something like that, seeing as I was in Portland most of the time! I’m excited to start writing again (or attempting to), you guys!
This has definitely been the best Spring Break of my entire life. I can’t wait for summer. I’m starting to think perhaps instead of going to work in LA or NYC (aka LA) after college, perhaps I’ll just move to Portland and work there. They have a quickly growing and very profitable film industry there, it seems. Who knows what the future holds? :)
The president of student government at Alpharetta High School in Georgia has been removed from his position for suggesting the school make LGBT-inclusive changes to its prom festivities.
Reuben Lack pitched to the student council a measure that would replace the traditional “Prom King” and “Prom Queen” with “Prom Court” so students could acknowledge same-sex couples. The council debated the measure, but it was shot down by the faculty adviser before they could vote on it. Lack proposed the idea again two weeks later and the adviser once again pulled it.
After an email exchange with the school principal, Lack was informed that he was being fired as student body president “for ‘pushing personal projects’ and advocating for ‘policy changes.’” He’s now suing the school district to be reinstated, and clearly he deserves his position:
A spokeswoman for the school district said that Lack was let go from his position because of his “inadequate performance as a student body president.” However, according to the lawsuit, Lack has moderated a public mayoral debate, acted as a student ambassador for the Fulton County Commission, had bike racks installed at his school, and wrote the first set of bylaws for the student council. While also acting as president of the debate team, Lack received an Incredible Dedication Award from the county Board of Commissioners.
This is unbelievable and really quite disturbing. If a school is going to punish forward-thinking students for trying to better the environment for everyone, claiming those efforts to be “inadequate performance,” we’re in serious trouble.
Another reason why I never want to go to the South. :|
“People of color, women, and gays — who now have greater access to the centers of influence that ever before — are under pressure to be well-behaved when talking about their struggles. There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner: newspapers love to describe words or deeds as “racially charged” even in those cases when it would be more honest to say “racist”; we agree that there is rampant misogyny, but misogynists are nowhere to be found; homophobia is a problem but no one is homophobic. One cumulative effect of this policed language is that when someone dares to point out something as obvious as white privilege, it is seen as unduly provocative. Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the discourse.”—Excerpt from Teju Cole’s essay “The White Savior Industrial Complex”. (via jalwhite)