Sometimes I think about how angry Karkat would be if/when Dave ever told him about the bro stuff, and I wonder if Dave would find it at all cathartic – like it’s clear from the way he talks about it that he still has some trouble expressing his feelings about that particular situation and he uses phrasing like “how mad I SHOULD be” to describe his thoughts and I just wonder like, how would it be for him to see someone who can and will just let himself be unapologetically angry on his behalf without any of that shitty guilt or second guessing or any of it holding him back? 

the sun whimpers with melancholy when you fill yourself with the emptiness of other people’s soul. when did you start feeding your hunger with emptiness? the moon weeps for the the stars you have chosen to pluck from your chest. a thunderstorm echoes every time you kiss the mouths of bottles, pretending they are the lover who never said goodbye. the whole world weeps when the coldness of the blade meets the warmth of your flesh. when did you start cutting yourself to make yourself feel more alive than dead? the flowers and trees bow down when you walk past them like a man digging up his own grave.

love, do me a favor. be kind and gentle to yourself. let the sunshine in. bask in the warmth of the world.

you deserve it. you deserve all the mornings you get to see.

FRIENDLY REMINDER: You are allowed to feel proud of yourself for things that might seem silly to other people, like getting better at a video game or putting together a nice outfit for the next morning or finishing a book. You deserve to feel proud for your accomplishment.

All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way.
—  bell hooks
No. Don’t message him back. Get off his page. You deserve so much better than this, I promise you that. Don’t put yourself in a position where he can hurt you a second time. You’ll be okay.
—  daily reminder to myself and to anyone who’s struggling with letting go, you deserve so much better. please don’t go back to him when you know he won’t hesitate to hurt you again.
A Dozen Daily Reminders...
  1. The past cannot be changed.
  2. Someone else’s opinion doesn’t define you.
  3. Everyone’s journey is different.
  4. Things always get better with time.
  5. Overthinking will lead to sadness.
  6. Happiness is within you.
  7. Positive thoughts create positive things.
  8. Smiles are contagious.
  9. Kindness is free.
  10. You only fail if you quit.
  11. What goes around comes around.
  12. All of this is temporary.