I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed opinions on the show so I just wanna share mine, as a person who has attempted suicide and as a person who’s friend committed suicide.
Honestly, people are missing the whole point of the show. Yes, suicide is the choice of the person who does it, but the actions and inactions of people in their life factor in on that choice, which is the whole point of the show.
The show is not a suicide prevention show, I’m sorry, it’s not. The main message of the show is to watch what you say and do to people and how you treat them because you never know what that negative impact could have on them. Showing a graphic suicide, which I agree was even a bit much for me to witness, was just an added shock value to really embed the message that your words have consequences.
I hate this mentality that bullying doesn’t cause suicide, because I know first hand that it sure as hell factors in on the situation. When you feel like your at the point of no return and have no one, your brain is swimming with negative thoughts, with the words others have said to you or said about you.
This is why Hannah tried to find love, not because love will fix everything when you’re depressed, but because she wanted just one happy thing, just one person who could show her they cared. I too became very codependent on someone just for the hope that that little bit of happiness could keep me going.
Not everyone who has dealt with these issues can relate to Hannah, and that’s okay if you don’t like it. I don’t recommend anyone who is dealing with these issues to watch because it is graphic and potentially triggering.
But I beg everyone else to watch so they can understand how much power their words have over people. I beg everyone who watches it walks away with a different outlook on life and the way they treat other people. I beg everyone reaches out and help and supports the Hannah Bakers in their lives.
*BANGS POTS AND PANS TOGETHER* TVD IS ENDING TOMORROW AND NO OTHER FEASIBLE SHIP DESERVES TO BE ENDGAME MORE THAN STEFAN AND CAROLINE SALVATORE WHO REPRESENT A PURE AND HEALTHY ROMANCE THAT IS ROOTED IN YEARS OF BEING BEST FRIENDS. AFTER BEING THERE FOR EACH OTHER FOR AGES AND SUPPORTING EACH OTHER THROUGH TRAUMA AND BREAKUPS AND PAIN AND DEATHS THEY FELL IN LOVE AND FIVE YEARS LATER GOT MARRIED. THEY TURNED EVERY OBSTACLE, SEPARATIONS, MAGICAL PREGNANCIES, THE DEVIL RIPPING THEM APART, INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL. IN A SHOW OBSESSED WITH FIRST LOVE AND ABUSE BEING EQUAL TO TRUE LOVE, THEY ARE A MAIN SHIP THAT DESPITE 4 DIFFERENT FIRST LOVES IS BETTER THAN TRUE LOVE, HAVE NEVER PHYSICALLY HURT OR YELLED AT EACH OTHER. THE IRONY OF HIM TELLING HER IN THE PILOT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, AND MARRYING HER IN THE SECOND LAST EPISODE, IS THE DEFINITION OF FULL CIRCLE. NO SHIP ON TV MATCHES UP TO HOW POETIC THEY ARE. HE SAVED HER VAMPIRE LIFE, SHE SAVED HIS HUMAN LIFE, THEIR LIVES ARE MIRRORS OF EACH OTHER, WHEN HIS HEART WAS BREAKING SHE PROMISED HIM HE WOULD FALL IN LOVE AGAIN AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE HER. THEY HAVE A MILLION PARALLELS AND FORESHADOWINGS AND CANON POINTED OUT 6 TIMES THEY MAKE EACH OTHER THE HAPPIEST AND LITERAL SATAN CONFIRMED THEY’RE THE LOVE OF EACH OTHERS LIFE. THEY WERE GOING TO BE TOGETHER FOREVER BUT TVD SCREWED THEM OVER BY MAKING HIM MORTAL WHILE SHE’S IMMORTAL. THEY’RE THE PUREST AND SOFTEST AND THE SAVING GRACE OF THE SHOW AND DESERVE TO BE ENDGAME OKAY BYE
Imagine Agent York getting Delta to give him access to intercom system because he has an important message, and at three AM in the morning on October 1st, he wakes EVERYONE on the MOI up by screaming “IT’S HALLOWEEN WAKE UP FUCKERS”
Some of Cathy Sarver’s photographs of George Harrison, and parts of the note George wrote to Cathy, Carol and Lucy after All Things Must Pass was completed, screen capped from the documentary Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip.
“An Apple Scruff was a Beatle fan that came to Apple every day Monday through Friday. Everybody knows the name of their business was Apple, and we hung out on the front steps of their building, waiting for them to arrive. And then once they’d arrived, we were waiting for them to leave.When George finished the song ‘Apple Scruffs’, he asked us to all come in. And of course, we were dumbfounded because we were never asked to come in. We’re all sitting in there and they turn on the song ‘Apple Scruffs’. ‘Apple Scruffs, how I love you.’ It was amazing. We were all in a little huddle around him. He handed us this letter.
[reading in full] ‘Dear Carol, Cathy and Lucy. Now as it’s finished - and off to the factory. I thought I’d tell you that I haven’t a clue whether it’s good or bad as I’ve heard it too much now! During the making of this epic album (most expensive album EMI ever had to pay for) I have felt positive and negative - pleased and displeased, and all the other opposites expected to be found in this material world. However, the one thing that didn’t waver, seems to me, to be ‘you three’ and Mal, always there as my sole supporters, and even during my worst moments I always felt the encouragement from you was sufficient to make me finish the thing. Thanks a lot, I am really overwhelmed by your apparent undying love, and I don’t understand it at all! Love from George (P.S. Don’t hold this evidence against me.) P.P.S. Phil Spector loves you too!
He was a sweet man.” - Cathy Sarver, Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip [x]
I just *clenches fist in anger* love all the anti-Tony post that have been showing up on my dash lately. You know the ones with all the reasons Tony is “evil” and “everyone” hated his role in CA: Civil War and how can anyone justify defending him? Especially after he was a “warmonger” and “ created Ultron” and so on and so forth.
But recently there was a post about how “everyone” who went and saw CA: Civil War left the theater Team Cap and that the only place Tony is defended is on Tumblr because basically the OP was saying the only place crazy enough to host the “crazy” members of the Tony Stark Defense Squad is Tumblr.
I mean it’s not like there are a bunch of people who’ve tagged posts on this site “went to see Civil War Team Cap and came out Team Ironman”, but I digress OP is obviously spouting alternative facts and should not be taken seriously, cause if you’re actually that delusional nothing I say will change your mind. Anyway, I was scrolling through the comments on this post, and thankfully most of them were calling the OP out on their BS, but the was one particular anti-Accords/Pro Team Cap/anti-Tony post that was listing all the reasons Steve had for not agreeing to put his life back in the hands of the government (and I just don’t have the patience to deal with this kind of shit) and why Tony was wrong to sign the Accords and all the good the Avengers’ had done up until this point.
And their first reason, in an anti-Tony post, was “the Avengers’” stop New York from being nuked.
And I’m like bitch where?
Because last I checked ONE Avenger saved New York from being nuked. It sure as hell wasn’t a team effort.