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(Daily Mail)   Scary: Depressed 13-year-old boy cuts himself. Scarier: Posts on Instagram that he is going to kill himself on his birthday. Better: His mom finds out and asks for letters of support on facebook. BEST: He has received thousands and is doing better   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 235
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2013-03-11 11:52:46 AM  
FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!
 
2013-03-11 11:59:09 AM  

xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!


So we know he is fat and ugly. We'll just have to take the other kids word for it that he was annoying and a loser.


/aisle seat please. I am also fat and like to let my fat hang out into the aisle.
 
2013-03-11 12:07:57 PM  
If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.
 
2013-03-11 12:11:39 PM  
GREATEST:  Profit?
 
2013-03-11 12:16:44 PM  
I know this is an assumption the size of the Milky Way, but that single picture of the mother screams "I AM THE MOST IMPORTANT CREATURE IN THE WORLD." I bet the kid is suffering due to the mother's ignorance of parenting.

/giant, massive assumptions and generalizations.
//Wha father whar?
 
2013-03-11 12:22:57 PM  
that's not cutting, that's scratching.
 
2013-03-11 12:34:55 PM  

jaylectricity: If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.


I suppose this joke works less, since he posted about it himself on instagram.
 
2013-03-11 12:39:33 PM  
Needs more bo staff martial arts.
 
2013-03-11 12:39:42 PM  
I've seen two guys talking about "gonna suicide tomorrow" already and the day is only half over. Does anyone really do this?

/me hangs out on the ass of the internet
 
2013-03-11 12:42:15 PM  
13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.
 
2013-03-11 12:42:29 PM  
Well if suicide is a cry for attention, he is getting more than he ever needs. But in a few days, when the letters dry up, he will have to do another stunt to feel loved.

Neglect sucks. But they are putting a band aid on an axe wound. This is going to be just like one of those restaurants Ramsey "helps", except no one is going to be around on closing day.
 
2013-03-11 12:43:02 PM  
jaylectricity: If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.

!!!This is now an 80s hip hop thread!!!

It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under
It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under

Broken glass everywhere
People pissing on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, I can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far
Cause a man with a tow-truck repossessed my car

Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head, ah huh-huh-huh
 
2013-03-11 12:43:40 PM  
This story has failed to end itself in an efficient and painless manner.
 
2013-03-11 12:43:56 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: I've seen two guys talking about "gonna suicide tomorrow" already and the day is only half over. Does anyone really do this?

/me hangs out on the ass of the internet


Maybe it's the DST time change.
 
2013-03-11 12:45:07 PM  
This is how it should work. Not sure about MD, but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.
 
2013-03-11 12:45:15 PM  
Achievement: Attention Whore status
 
2013-03-11 12:47:20 PM  
The mom, Karen Brocklebank, came up with idea to help her son cope with the hard times he was facing.

Which apparently didn't include involuntary commitment to a mental health facility.
 
2013-03-11 12:47:59 PM  
didn't rtfa but middle school sucks. I know everyone biatches about HS but MS was 10x worse for me and I wasn't particularly popular by any stretch of the word. Also I don't like attention whores.
 
2013-03-11 12:48:00 PM  

xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!


You were never bullied as a kid were you? Lucky you. The problem with being bullies is EVERYTHING you do becomes a target for them. 'Hey fatty, why don't you exercise?' becomes 'haha, look at the fat kid trying to run', which becomes 'why do you care so much about looking good, you shallow asshole'.

I'm not saying he shouldn't exercise because of that by any means, but it should be done for him, not them, because it won't help the problem. The best solution I found was to make a bigger effort to socialise, find a couple of people who share your interests and genuinely don't care what you look like.

The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network, whether that's friends, parents or random strangers from the internet sending you mail.
 
2013-03-11 12:48:12 PM  
Where's his dad in all this, I wonder.

Mother made him fat (no other woman will want my little butterball and he'll be with me for all time).

Father needs to break her grip and get the kid out of doors and into life.

He's fortunate, in that he's more fat than he is ugly.
 
2013-03-11 12:48:43 PM  
Emo kid gets attention. Film at 11.
 
2013-03-11 12:49:19 PM  

LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.


THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.
 
2013-03-11 12:52:04 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-11 12:53:35 PM  
I heard a place called  4chanis a wonderful online community for support and comfort. He could post his pictures there. Supposedly, the posters there are full of advice.
 
2013-03-11 12:54:04 PM  
He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.
 
2013-03-11 12:54:08 PM  
When kids are in trouble FARK is not slow
Its pick pick pick and away FARK goes..


Hey maybe FARK can beat  /b/ to the punch once and get a kid to cap hisself? Wouldnt that be a proud day!
 
2013-03-11 12:54:19 PM  

Tommy Moo: but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.


And you can't even have a 40-oz soda pop anymore.

NY sucks.
 
2013-03-11 12:54:32 PM  
Maybe mom should have been a little more attentive to what is going on in her kids life.
 
2013-03-11 12:55:12 PM  
Personal advice from me as I had to deal with it as a kid. It will get better, but sometimes you have to use humor and retort against their actions and/or just learn to walk away fast. Though sometimes there's a situation where the bully has you in a corner with no teachers and they will have it in their head to fight, so just swing one fist at their cheek, you'll be surprised on how fast they go down and never bother you again.
 
2013-03-11 12:55:20 PM  
Sure. Legitimize his misguided teenage angst so the next time he feels bad and thinks about suicide he'll think it's justified and actually do it.
 
2013-03-11 12:56:18 PM  

shifty lookin bleeder: He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.


Watch yourself, sonny, or someone'll sponsor your ugly, fat, losering ass.
 
2013-03-11 12:56:29 PM  
Successful AW is successful.
 
2013-03-11 12:56:49 PM  
Huh, I thought people only used to Instagram to upload photos of their culinary conquests. Lord knows I care so deeply what random 20-something girls are eating.
 
2013-03-11 12:58:45 PM  
ThunderChild: ...The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network....

This. QFT.

/Get some frickin' mental help, kid. Please. And fast.
 
2013-03-11 12:59:22 PM  
It is ALWAYS OK to pick on fatties on FARK. Unless they are ethnic or trying to gay marry or get abortions or something. Then it aint cool AT ALL.
 
2013-03-11 01:00:48 PM  

mikaloyd: Hey maybe FARK can beat  /b/ to the punch once and get a kid to cap hisself? Wouldnt that be a proud day!


That would take some time. He has enough letters to give him the warm fuzzies for a while. In a weeks time, Fark will have forgotten about him.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:05 PM  

Gifted Many Few: But they are putting a band aid on an axe wound.


I'm sure that if the kid could put his band aid on an axe wound, he'd cheer right up.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:16 PM  
Tommy Moo:
This is how it should work. Not sure about MD, but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.

Here in Ontario, they shuffle you between prisons faster than your family can keep track so they never visit you, don't give you any mental health care, and keep you under constant suicide watch wearing nothing but a paper gown, but when you actually try to commit suicide, issue the guards with orders that they have to just stand around and watch you do it.

mbillips:
THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.

I must have been an unusually well-adjusted 13-year-old.  As I recall, the only thing raw was the skin on my palms.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:23 PM  

mbillips: LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.

THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.


Make that 13 through 15. Old enough to feel constrained, too young to have any freedom. Double misery bonus for suburban kids.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:48 PM  

LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.


THIS
 
2013-03-11 01:02:27 PM  
Hoping at least one of those letters just said: "Can I have your stuff?"
 
2013-03-11 01:04:22 PM  
www.marketoracle.co.uk
 
2013-03-11 01:05:05 PM  

stonicus: Hoping at least one of those letters just said: "Can I have your stuff?"


OMG i'm a sick puppy for laughing at this.
 
2013-03-11 01:05:08 PM  
And when this kid grows into an adult and has the same feelings of loneliness and insecurity the same people worried about him will be the ones making fun of him for "not being a man" and "being too sensitive" and telling him to "man up!", etc.

It doesn't end and it never does.  No matter how successful you are, no matter how much weight you lose...you will always be the miserable child you are now and nobody will ever treat you any differently no matter how many lying words they use on an internet forum to try to make themselves look better than they are.
 
2013-03-11 01:05:41 PM  
Genocide is UNCOOL, ok?
 
2013-03-11 01:05:46 PM  
Great news for the kid.  Bad news for business.

/owns a Big & Tall Casket Emporium
//the short, fat kids' coffins cost the most because they're usually sports themed
 
2013-03-11 01:05:48 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-11 01:06:54 PM  

EvilEgg: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

So we know he is fat and ugly. We'll just have to take the other kids word for it that he was annoying and a loser.


/aisle seat please. I am also fat and like to let my fat hang out into the aisle.


And now we know he's a quitter who never follows through.
 
2013-03-11 01:07:15 PM  
boy, i really hope that he doesnt relapse when all the attention goes away.
 
2013-03-11 01:07:21 PM  

rkiller1: [www.marketoracle.co.uk image 170x241]


What do you want you moon-faced assassin of joy?
 
2013-03-11 01:10:59 PM  
Using a butter knife does not make you a tough guy.
 
2013-03-11 01:15:39 PM  
This thread is depressing. My boy turns 13 on Friday. He seems like a pretty happy go-lucky kid, goofy as hell, but I remember 13 and I have warned him that at any moment, he could go full emo.
 
2013-03-11 01:15:58 PM  
Who thinks combing your hair forward like that looks good?

/aisle seat please. I am also fat and like to let my fat hang out into the aisle.

Can we stop asking for aisle or window seat on a filght to hell.  Does that even make sense? On a flight to hell you actually think you would have a choice of aisle or window? No, it will be nothing but middle seats and you wil be sitting between types of people you hate
 
2013-03-11 01:18:43 PM  
12-13 sucks for everybody.  I had one of my very good friends start getting all of his friends to make fun of me.  Bullying sucks, but I consider myself lucky that my parents raised me right so that I was well adjusted enough to handle it.  I tried ignoring it for about a half year, but then I just kicked his ass. That helped things quite a bit.

/It also helps when you meet new friends who start spreading rumors that you're going to beat the hell out of the bullies after school.
//didn't know about the rumors until I was called into the principal's office.
///csb
 
2013-03-11 01:19:42 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-03-11 01:20:36 PM  

bruegel: Who thinks combing your hair forward like that looks good?

/aisle seat please. I am also fat and like to let my fat hang out into the aisle.

Can we stop asking for aisle or window seat on a filght to hell.  Does that even make sense? On a flight to hell you actually think you would have a choice of aisle or window? No, it will be nothing but middle seats and you wil be sitting between types of people you hate


So fat people?
 
2013-03-11 01:21:19 PM  

bruegel: Can we stop asking for aisle or window seat on a filght to hell. Does that even make sense? On a flight to hell you actually think you would have a choice of aisle or window? No, it will be nothing but middle seats and you wil be sitting between types of people you hate


Damn, I knew my hatred of 18 year old nymphomaniac bikini supermodels would come back to bite me in the ass some day.
 
2013-03-11 01:23:47 PM  
In today's addition of "How to Make a Borderline Personality" ...
 
2013-03-11 01:25:01 PM  

xanadian: shifty lookin bleeder: He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.

Watch yourself, sonny, or someone'll sponsor your ugly, fat, losering ass.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-11 01:26:51 PM  
I heard some of the letters gave him instructions on how to make pipe bombs
 
2013-03-11 01:31:59 PM  
A hair style like that on an overweight kid is like

throughthevalleycomics.com
 
2013-03-11 01:32:09 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Maybe mom should have been a little more attentive to what is going on in her kids life.


You can always tell which Farkers don't have any kids of their own.
 
2013-03-11 01:34:38 PM  

ghare: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Maybe mom should have been a little more attentive to what is going on in her kids life.

You can always tell which Farkers don't have any kids of their own.


Then whose kids do they have?
 
2013-03-11 01:36:30 PM  
Depression sucks.  This kid needs to do something about his situation, and possibly seek some mental help to help him learn to see things better.  He might be feeling better now, but as soon as the euphoria of getting tons of friendly letters wears off, he'll be right back where he started...
 
2013-03-11 01:37:06 PM  

Gifted Many Few: Then whose kids do they have?


The milk man's.
 
2013-03-11 01:43:09 PM  
godsowncrunk.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-11 01:43:27 PM  
I also think exercise would be a good course of action. It's not only about looking good, it does wonders for confidence and self-esteem. Studies have shown regular exercise to be far more effective than anti-depressants.
 
2013-03-11 01:43:30 PM  

Could've been worse.

/b/

You came to US for help?
What the fork is wrong with you ?



// Not motivated enough to find the demotivational poster.
 
2013-03-11 01:45:41 PM  

ThunderChild: The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network, whether that's friends, parents or random strangers from the internet sending you mail


No.
 
2013-03-11 01:46:17 PM  
I thought this was the internet and we tell people who are suicidal that they are pussies for not doing it and being all talk
 
2013-03-11 01:46:34 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Why would you want people to send paper to someone who likes to cut himself?
 
2013-03-11 01:48:56 PM  
What a ridiculous, half-assed joke.  He's a whiny little attention whore.  If you're going to kill yourself, you don't tell everyone and you sure as shiat don't give everybody PLENTY of time to stop you.

What he did was guarantee that someone would see his "cry for help attention" and come running and give baby a hug.

Those aren't cuts, those are scratches.  He can't even self-harm correctly.

He is a fat, entitled pussy who didn't get enough titty time with mommy and can't BELIEVE that everyone doesn't coddle him like he wants.

He doesn't need an institution, he needs summer camp and a spanking.
 
2013-03-11 01:51:31 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: rkiller1: [www.marketoracle.co.uk image 170x241]

What do you want you moon-faced assassin of joy?


Nice. Is that really the same guy?
 
2013-03-11 01:53:21 PM  
BY all means, let's teach this child that grand dramatic self-destructive actions are an instant ticket to sympathy and attention.  I am sure that will help him turn into a well adjusted adult.
 
2013-03-11 01:55:55 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-11 01:56:01 PM  

abfalter: BY all means, let's teach this child that grand dramatic self-destructive actions are an instant ticket to sympathy and attention.  I am sure that will help him turn into a well adjusted adult.


calling his bluff > feeding the attention monster
 
2013-03-11 01:56:47 PM  
So rather than get him a check up with a local shrink, mom gets support from the local community.


Geez,I wonder if he'll do extreme things in the future to garner attention again?
 
2013-03-11 01:57:27 PM  
Whine whine whine. Let him kill himself. I would think the people who really are serious about suicide aren't going to be crying out for help. Call the little bastard's bluff.
 
2013-03-11 01:57:52 PM  

ThunderChild: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

You were never bullied as a kid were you? Lucky you. The problem with being bullies is EVERYTHING you do becomes a target for them. 'Hey fatty, why don't you exercise?' becomes 'haha, look at the fat kid trying to run', which becomes 'why do you care so much about looking good, you shallow asshole'.

I'm not saying he shouldn't exercise because of that by any means, but it should be done for him, not them, because it won't help the problem. The best solution I found was to make a bigger effort to socialise, find a couple of people who share your interests and genuinely don't care what you look like.

The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network, whether that's friends, parents or random strangers from the internet sending you mail.


This doesn't just happen to kids, it happens to overweight and obese adults too, although it usually less direct and instead its either whispers on the side that you can still usually hear, or just *the look* from self-righteous gym rats.
 
2013-03-11 01:58:24 PM  

ThunderChild: 'why do you care so much about looking good, you shallow asshole'.


Said nobody in high school, ever.  Mostly because it can be responded to with a pithy "Because if I had to look worse than you my whole life, I would probably kill myself."
 
2013-03-11 01:59:21 PM  

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: abfalter: BY all means, let's teach this child that grand dramatic self-destructive actions are an instant ticket to sympathy and attention.  I am sure that will help him turn into a well adjusted adult.

calling his bluff > feeding the attention monster


I'm sure he will be diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Auto Immune Deficiency, or something to keep him well medicated and utterly useless in society.
 
2013-03-11 02:01:20 PM  
Read those thousands of letters of support, then stop once you realize that others, mostly strangers, defining your self-worth is infinitely more depressing than your original position....

Then, in the spoken words of the Pink Fairies and the subliminal words of Judas Priest, do it do it do it do it....
 
2013-03-11 02:02:44 PM  

Gifted Many Few: Hyperbolic Hyperbole: abfalter: BY all means, let's teach this child that grand dramatic self-destructive actions are an instant ticket to sympathy and attention.  I am sure that will help him turn into a well adjusted adult.

calling his bluff > feeding the attention monster

I'm sure he will be diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Auto Immune Deficiency, or something to keep him well medicated and utterly useless in society.


i suppose my feeling is that if you can be taunted into killing yourself, chances are you're not going to be of much use to society.
 
2013-03-11 02:04:03 PM  
I'm probably going to get crucified for this but...when did kids get so soft?
 
2013-03-11 02:04:34 PM  

Tommy Moo: This is how it should work. Not sure about MD, but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.


Sounds like a great deterrent for kids like this. It's the top down approach. Be normal or be punished.
 
2013-03-11 02:04:43 PM  

jaylectricity: If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.


My thoughts too. This could have easily backfired.
 
2013-03-11 02:04:44 PM  
13 was an awesome age. It's the first year that you stopped going to generic one size fits all schools and instead feel the freeing sensation of segregation by intelligence. Just imagine, the entire student body having a well above average intelligence. Suddenly bullying rates, as well as other social undesirable behaviour, drops really fast.

/The one year that the building had to be shared with the people from the lower schooling standards stuff started going missing.
 
2013-03-11 02:05:25 PM  
Maybe he will figure out how FOS all of his peers are by the time he hits high school, so he can skip the emo, and go straight punk rock.  It's a hopeful thought.
 
2013-03-11 02:05:35 PM  

xanadian: shifty lookin bleeder: He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.

Watch yourself, sonny, or someone'll sponsor your ugly, fat, losering ass.


Done.
 
2013-03-11 02:06:13 PM  
I am so glad i am not the only one who think he's a AW
 
2013-03-11 02:06:18 PM  
Awww, look at those neat, shallow scratches.  Sure, there are quite a few of them, but it's really no different than what my cat can do when she's playing.

This kid was never suicidal. Somebody who wants to die will just up and do it, they won't go through all the theatrics of setting up pictures and posting them on the internet or scheduling their death according to meaningful dates.  They just. farking. Do it.
 
2013-03-11 02:10:35 PM  

DerAppie: 13 was an awesome age.


When I was about 13, all of my friends were going on dates with girls. As for me, I spent most nights playing Nintendo and jacking off on pages I'd ripped out of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at the local Ralph's. I really liked girls, but the idea of convincing one to go out on a date with me, much less kiss me, seemed daunting if not impossible.

I was fat. Hell yeah I was fat. My pale skin and ridiculous fat rolls earned me the nickname "Michelin." It wasn't the happiest time for me.

You see, I let my home life, which was dreadful at the time, overrun my ability to develop social skills. Some people use social time as an escape from a crappy home life. I supplanted with donuts and books. And while books are great and I'm not saying anyone should stay away from books, all the sitting on my ass didn't help. So I became a fat, bookish, powdered sugar covered recluse which, to be honest, would have suited me fine if I wasn't forced outside to go to school five days a week. I faked illness whenever I could. Somehow, despite choosing to be a doughy social retard, it still hurt when other people noticed.

I just wanted to be invisible.

It was sort of a dismal point in my life. I didn't really want to jump through hoops to find myself in anyone's favor, but it would have been nice to jump out of my skin for a day here, a week there, and just live the life everyone else seemed to be living. And so the friends I did havewere always the types who understood that. People with whom you could sit in a room saying and doing nothing and still consider it a good time at the end of the day. Unfortunately, their time for me was in rapid decline.

I couldn't count on my mom's friends to show pity on a sexually uneducated boy - my mom's friends were all middle eastern men. I began to question the point of my existence if I was going to spend it alone and in vain, only to die alone and forgotten.

Flash forward a few months to July 18th, 1998. It's 5am and I've been awake all night, sitting on my faux leather recliner, staring at the television. Teletubbies is about to come on and freak me the hell out.

Steve, I say to myself, you are in a funk. And I agreed with myself because, well, I was tired of having that argument where I tell myself everything's okay and that rubbing one out into an empty carton of rocky road ice cream wasn't that terrible a life to lead.

So every morning at 5am for the rest of that summer, I went outside for a run. I ran all the way my chubby legs would take me. At first, it wasn't terribly far, but by mid-August, I could make it two blocks without breaking a sweat (which may have been cheating because the sun didn't come out until 7am those days and while I wasn't shivering as I ran, heat wasn't a factor in my fatigue). In fact, I started sweating a lot less doing a lot of things.

However, expending all that energy was making me even hungrier , and I was still eating like crap. I looked and felt better than ever, but I was still fat as f*ck. So one day, probably August 30th or so, I stop by Karen's house. She lives about four houses down the street from me.

Karen is the closest thing our neighborhood had to a fitness celebrity. Think John Basedow with incredible tits. Anyway, I thought I'd stop by to see if she could give me a few pointers on eating right and maybe a good solid budget analysis on what it would cost to eat like a skinny person.

So I knock on her door. I figure she'll be up because I've noticed that most days she, like me, is up going through her morning exercise routine. I can kind of make out what sounds like music playing, so I decide to wait. My patience was rewarded as just ten short minutes later, an exhausted but glowing Karen shows up. I could tell she'd been sweating profusely and I'd be lying if it didn't excite me a little. Of course, being only thirteen, thinking about the cartoon lizard striptease I saw when I was seven gave my chubby little nub a tickle.

"Hello, Steven," she said, smiling, "how can I help you?"

"Karen, I mean, umm, Ms. Taylor, umm," I sputtered.

"Yes?" she said, smiling perhaps larger still.

"Hi," I said, feeling more than a little retarded, "I was just wondering, well, you're really in shape. And I'm trying to get in shape, and I'm running every morning now and-"

"I've seen you out there lately," she grinned, "Why don't you come inside and you can ask me your question over a nice glass of carrot juice, darlin'."

"Um, okay," I said. I wasn't prepared for this. And if I wasn't already sweating like crazy, I certainly would be now.

"You can take a seat in the parlor," she said, pointing a finger into a doorway on the left, "I'll be right in with some refreshments."

I seated myself at a luxurious recliner in the corner of the parlor. A beautiful, chocolate brown honest to goodness leather recliner. I was in heaven. Or at least I thought I was until Karen sauntered into the parlor.

Then I knew I was in Heaven.

I had never seen a naked woman before. Her breasts swayed playfully as she approached the recliner in which I was seated. She handed me a mug and sat on the edge of the coffee table in front of me.

"Drink up," she insisted, "it tastes great. Nothing quite like something that's both good and good for you," she said.

I obliged without a second thought. Truth be told, it tasted terrible, but God himself was not going to yank the smile off my face.

"You have a lovely house," I said, choking the juice down.

"You like what you see?" she asked, smiling once again.

Part of me wondered if she could see my erection threatening to bust through my pants.

"Y-yes," I said, now choking on the question, "very much."

"I decorated it myself," she went on, "I really think the mint green trim sets off the leather. Makes it pop, you know?" I took another gulp of carrot juice and nodded, but she seemed not to notice.

And then she leaned in closer.

"Do you like my trim, Steve?" she whispered, her breasts now heaving over my mug, "You've done nothing but stare at it since I walked in here."

I tried to speak but my throat seemed to inexplicably swell shut with fear.

"Do you like it?" she repeated.

I nodded forcefully, the nerves in my hands tipping my mug over and onto her chest.

"Ohmygodimsorry, I-I-" I stammered.

"Oh, dear," she said, getting to her feet. The juice was dripping down her body and onto the carpet. She seemed upset at first, but then a flash of brilliance, or perhaps evil, crept across her face. She smiled and said, "You'll just have to clean this up, won't you?"

"Yes, I, um, ye-" I spat out, tripping over my tongue, "wiwhat?"

"Steve, you're not going anywhere until you finish your juice."

"What?" I asked, confused.

She ran a silky hand over my face. It trailed up to the top of my head, and then she pushed me to the floor.

"Finish it."

I did the first thing that came to mind and began sucking the juice out of the carpet fibers. What tasted terrible in a mug seemed like liquid death coming out of the carpet, but I had no choice but to continue as Karen placed her foot upon my head and pressed down hard. I bit my tongue as my face mashed into the carpet. I could feel my tongue bleeding into my mouth, which I tried to keep shut lest Karen make me suck that out of the carpet too.

I felt the pressure of her foot ease, and soon she was helping me up onto my knees. She returned to her seat at the edge of the coffee table.

"Good," she said, biting her lower lip, "but I have this little problem I need your help with. I'm spilling my juice, too."

"What?"

Again I felt the silk in her touch as it ran up my forehead. She grabbed a handful of my hair, this time pulling my face onto her carpet.

"I'm sorry," I said, breathing heavily into her vajarpet, "I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing down here, and this is really my firs-"

"Shut up and eat, Steve," she commanded.

"Well, okay," I shrugged.

And getting to my feet, I left Karen's house, went home and microwaved myself some pizza.

F*ck yeah, pizza.
 
2013-03-11 02:11:11 PM  
Best way to deal with this is to say "Go ahead."

99% of people who annouce they are going to off themselves are attention whoring.

/People with real suicidal thoughts are to hungry to be funny.
 
2013-03-11 02:17:01 PM  
I'm glad the fat, ugly, annoying loser will be okay.

Seriously, though, as the parent of an 8-year-old with a 130 IQ but a marked lack of social development, I'm always worried about how other kids are perceiving my daughter and treating her as a result.   In so many ways a kid like that is far ahead of her peers, but in social circles she's the awkward, annoying, creepy kid.

I'm very worried for her teenaged years, and I can only hope she develops that same small core group of friends that I found at that age.  It helped me weather the storm of ostracization that can so easily turn kids to desperate acts.

Sounds like this kid in TFA was an extreme example, but it's more common than many parents realize.
 
2013-03-11 02:18:19 PM  

keepitcherry: I'm probably going to get crucified for this but...when did kids get so soft?


You mean the fat?  Or the fact that he's a pussy?
 
2013-03-11 02:18:47 PM  
Having lived with someone that constantly threatened suicide and made lame attempts for years, and after learning how to cut everything with a fork because you had to take all the guns and knives out of the house I'm skeptical about his dedication. Self-inflicted cuts aren't scratches. Sometimes they are deep but they never go with the vein instead of across it. I can't count the times breaking down the door and finding blood everywhere. But it doesn't take much blood to paint a bathroom mirror.  A little dab will-do-ya.  The publishing of crap like this only gives him a new low to achieve.  If he is reading any responses on here I hope he sucks it up and realizes he is in a temporary situation that doesn't need a permanent solution.

And yes I have kids.  They are past the weepy stage all kids seem to go through where they magnify everything and live in paranoia.  It isn't a nice time, but they get through it.  I like to tell them about the life ratio.  Dead at ~75 and only 4 of those years is in high school.  Once you are out screw those people.  You never have to see them again.  Get your revenge by living comfortable in your own skin, and once you are out of the house you are at least 1/4 dead so make it count.

In my situation it ended with a loaded Ruger Blackhawk 44 mag handed over to the person in question with instructions to please do it outside so we wouldn't have to clean it off the walls. We won't stop you, just pull the trigger and put us out of our misery. If you don't want you, we don't want you.  After that there was no more talk about suicide.  The magic pill was there for the taking and we got all our guns and knives back in the house.  There is only so much you can put up with and if they followed through I would have zero guilt. Please note this is after years and years of the 'best' shrinks in the field and facilities that were +$500 per day until we lost almost everything. And that was in the 80's.  I can't imagine what it costs per day now to have a nutcase pampered.  You eventually get to the point of suggesting ways your particular Eeyore can off themselves.

The plus side is the person is still alive and living a decent life after they got their crap semi-straight but they are still bonkers and self-absorbed.  But you always hate them for their selfishness.  And in my experience you can tell who is serious.  The ones that are hysterical and berserk and vocal don't do it.  The ones that are initially subtle and calm and at peace follow through.

The double plus is I am able to cut a super thin slice of cheddar using a fork, the handle side of a spoon, an index card, or a driver's license.
 
2013-03-11 02:25:04 PM  
Having known a couple of people who have committed suicide, this is what I have learned...  When someone says they are planning on doing it, they are not.  They are looking for someone to tell them not to do it.

If someone really wants out, they just do it.  And no one ever seems to notice the signs of it coming until after the deed is done.

This is why when my wife says to me, "My friend is threatening suicide again...", I just say, "well, then she's just fine.  Don't worry about it."
 
2013-03-11 02:28:18 PM  

durbnpoisn: Having known a couple of people who have committed suicide, this is what I have learned...  When someone says they are planning on doing it, they are not.  They are looking for someone to tell them not to do it.

If someone really wants out, they just do it.  And no one ever seems to notice the signs of it coming until after the deed is done.

This is why when my wife says to me, "My friend is threatening suicide again...", I just say, "well, then she's just fine.  Don't worry about it."


Unless nobody gives a shiat. Then they do it. So if you give a shiat, you take the threat seriously. If you don't...who cares what happens to them?
 
2013-03-11 02:29:44 PM  
Hyperbolic Hyperbole

You nailed it right there! I have seen it and lived it. While you are a kid its "Oh no, you have so much to live for, you are barely starting your life, blah blah blah"

Once you hit 18-20? "WTF? you loser, get up and man up you pansy! blah blah blah."

Personally, I am over the faux concerns when you are a kid, and certainly over the real disdain I have faced on most of my adult days. Face it, no one cares and no one is going to mourn you when you actually do check out. Either you find the strength to carry on, or you spend your entire life wanting to die and hoping someone will take you up on it.

You Must Construct Additional Pylons:  99% of people who announce they are going to off themselves are attention whoring.
 

Then there is the .2% who want to die, but are too cowardly to actually do it. Received a reply recently from someone who said the same thing, pointing out that if I really wanted to do it, I would not have posted it. I replied "What does that prove? No one on here can find me to actually stop me, so telling you lot is akin to telling no one. If I actually do find the courage to end my life, telling everyone on here is not going to change one thing."

No reply. As usual. To date, I have not found a single person, either IRL or on here who has ever actually won this argument with me. Even had a supposed 'shrink' on a site agree I should just blow my head off.

/if only I could
//still considering the advice of going to the 'ghetto' part of town and getting one of those idiot tough guys to do it
 
2013-03-11 02:32:15 PM  

theMagni: xanadian: shifty lookin bleeder: He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.

Watch yourself, sonny, or someone'll sponsor your ugly, fat, losering ass.

Done.


I see what you did there, you magnificent bastard!

A sincere 'thank you!' from me and a sincere 'you asshole!' from my boss.
 
2013-03-11 02:34:55 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk


Its down the road, not across the street kid.
 
2013-03-11 02:35:44 PM  

Farce-Side: keepitcherry: I'm probably going to get crucified for this but...when did kids get so soft?

You mean the fat?  Or the fact that he's a pussy?


Hahaha. I'm glad it wasn't just me then. This kid is a pussy ass attention whore and his little theatrics got him just the attention he wanted.
 
2013-03-11 02:38:21 PM  
where's the posse to mercilessly taunt the people who picked on this kid, until they generate their own feel-good stories of almost suicide (hopefully)?
 
2013-03-11 02:39:08 PM  

payattention: Hyperbolic Hyperbole

You nailed it right there! I have seen it and lived it. While you are a kid its "Oh no, you have so much to live for, you are barely starting your life, blah blah blah"


Maybe you didn't read the whole thing?
 
2013-03-11 02:39:48 PM  
"If this post gets one million likes I won't kill myself, this girl will have sex with me, and my dad will come back into my life with a new puppy."
 
2013-03-11 02:40:01 PM  
At least we were spared another bullshiat "bullycide" story glorifying these farking whiners.

If your child is cutting, it's time to call the men in white coats.
 
2013-03-11 02:40:29 PM  

durbnpoisn: Having known a couple of people who have committed suicide, this is what I have learned...  When someone says they are planning on doing it, they are not.  They are looking for someone to tell them not to do it.


Well, then, by all means let's ignore the people crying for help, until the second they stop crying because until then their miserable lives are of no concern.
 
2013-03-11 02:43:04 PM  

keepitcherry: Farce-Side: keepitcherry: I'm probably going to get crucified for this but...when did kids get so soft?

You mean the fat?  Or the fact that he's a pussy?

Hahaha. I'm glad it wasn't just me then. This kid is a pussy ass attention whore and his little theatrics got him just the attention he wanted.


I do find it interesting the need to post all of this online. I used to cut myself and did everything I could to hide it from people. I would cut the bottoms of my feet, wear long sleeves in summer to cover the cuts, make up stories on how I got the scars. But then again for me it was never about a "suicide" attempt it was always an emotional release kind of thing. My old girlfriend was a burner she liked the curling iron and she did the same thing. I was all sorts of crazy but I never ever wanted anyone to know what i was doing to myself. Pretty sure they all did anyway...
 
2013-03-11 02:44:52 PM  

milowent: durbnpoisn: Having known a couple of people who have committed suicide, this is what I have learned...  When someone says they are planning on doing it, they are not.  They are looking for someone to tell them not to do it.

Well, then, by all means let's ignore the people crying for help, until the second they stop crying because until then their miserable lives are of no concern.


That's typically what happens.

Even here someone will faux conerne until the point where the person says, hey, I feel better, then they are gone again.  The person is left going...wait, what?  Why did they leave me?  Did I do something wrong?  Oh, it must be me, then...

Then they're left feeling worse than before.

Sometimes there is a depression that goes beyond suicide, I think...the point where the person believes with all his or her heart that the sole purpose for existing is to be life's whipping post...once you accept that, it doesn't get worse.  Never gets better but at least it doesn't get worse.
 
2013-03-11 02:45:55 PM  
payattention:

You sound like you're a lot of fun at parties.
 
2013-03-11 02:46:08 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Awww, look at those neat, shallow scratches.  Sure, there are quite a few of them, but it's really no different than what my cat can do when she's playing.

This kid was never suicidal. Somebody who wants to die will just up and do it, they won't go through all the theatrics of setting up pictures and posting them on the internet or scheduling their death according to meaningful dates.  They just. farking. Do it.


This.  Anyone who has seen what an actual cutter will do to themselves knows those are just for attention.
 
2013-03-11 02:48:34 PM  
I was going to start flirting with this checkout girl one day until I saw how badly scarred her arms were. I'm too old to deal with that kind of damaged crazy
 
2013-03-11 02:54:01 PM  
As a parent going through a very similar situation with my 12 year old daughter, I fail to see the humor in most of the posts on here.  This is a cry for help, not attention.  You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.  If this is still funny in 13 or 14 years, then make your jokes.  That will just prove you're still a self centered asshole.
 
2013-03-11 02:54:22 PM  

Onkel Buck: I was going to start flirting with this checkout girl one day until I saw how badly scarred her arms were. I'm too old to deal with that kind of damaged crazy


Mistake.  I bet she's wild in bed!!!  Crazy girls fark the best!
 
2013-03-11 02:58:56 PM  
He'll be dead within a year. Those thoughts are only temporarily suppressed. Once adulation goes away, he'll go back to thinking there is nothing to live for. It's a mental disease, and must be treated by the appropriate professionals. His brain chemistry is fundamentally broken, and until that is fixed he will never recover.
 
2013-03-11 02:59:11 PM  

payattention: If I actually do find the courage to end my life, telling everyone on here is not going to change one thing."

No reply. As usual. To date, I have not found a single person, either IRL or on here who has ever actually won this argument with me. Even had a supposed 'shrink' on a site agree I should just blow my head off.

/if only I could
//still considering the advice of going to the 'ghetto' part of town and getting one of those idiot tough guys to do it


Don't be a wuss.  Kill youself in the most painful possible way -- live to death.  Be fearless! Go skydiving, go scuba diving, go exploring, because hey, who gives a crap if you die?  Sign up for medical experiments, donate blood and plasma, eat that... uh, whatever that is.

The best part is you'll get to experience something beyond the magnificent and you'll never share it with anyone.

But gunshots? Razor blades?  Poison?  That's the EASY way out, jerkface.
 
2013-03-11 03:02:29 PM  

theMagni: payattention: If I actually do find the courage to end my life, telling everyone on here is not going to change one thing."

No reply. As usual. To date, I have not found a single person, either IRL or on here who has ever actually won this argument with me. Even had a supposed 'shrink' on a site agree I should just blow my head off.

/if only I could
//still considering the advice of going to the 'ghetto' part of town and getting one of those idiot tough guys to do it

Don't be a wuss.  Kill youself in the most painful possible way -- live to death.  Be fearless! Go skydiving, go scuba diving, go exploring, because hey, who gives a crap if you die?  Sign up for medical experiments, donate blood and plasma, eat that... uh, whatever that is.

The best part is you'll get to experience something beyond the magnificent and you'll never share it with anyone.


That shiat's expensive. Anyone who has enough money to go traveling around, skydiving, etc, without having to worry about their job probably already has enough money to solve their problems.
 
2013-03-11 03:07:32 PM  

xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!


THIS!
 
2013-03-11 03:09:04 PM  

Wobble: As a parent going through a very similar situation with my 12 year old daughter, I fail to see the humor in most of the posts on here.  This is a cry for help, not attention.  You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.  If this is still funny in 13 or 14 years, then make your jokes.  That will just prove you're still a self centered asshole.


I'm sure you've been around long enough to know how these threads go: emotionally-stunted manchildren using net anonymity to pretend they either a: were too cool to experience bullying growing up or b: were so mentally tough that the bullying just rolled off their back 100% of the time.

Considering the main demo of this website (fat pasty male nerds nowhere near the norm in terms of social interaction growing up) you have to know neither situation is close to being true. So you can only sit back and enjoy threads like this for the group therapy-through-delusion sessions they really are.
 
2013-03-11 03:10:10 PM  

ThunderChild: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

You were never bullied as a kid were you? Lucky you. The problem with being bullies is EVERYTHING you do becomes a target for them. 'Hey fatty, why don't you exercise?' becomes 'haha, look at the fat kid trying to run', which becomes 'why do you care so much about looking good, you shallow asshole'.

I'm not saying he shouldn't exercise because of that by any means, but it should be done for him, not them, because it won't help the problem. The best solution I found was to make a bigger effort to socialise, find a couple of people who share your interests and genuinely don't care what you look like.

The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network, whether that's friends, parents or random strangers from the internet sending you mail.


Funny, when I was that age, and the kids bullied me because I was "fat", I beat the shiat out of the leader of the group.  Then I asked his friends if any of them wanted to prove their mettle.  Turns out they didn't. Never got teased again.

It felt great.

Moral of the story: Put your kid in martial arts, sports and summer education.  They will end up smarter, faster and more capable than their classmates.  No one takes teasing seriously when the people teasing them are their lesser.
 
2013-03-11 03:10:19 PM  

Wobble: As a parent going through a very similar situation with my 12 year old daughter, I fail to see the humor in most of the posts on here.  This is a cry for help, not attention.  You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.  If this is still funny in 13 or 14 years, then make your jokes.  That will just prove you're still a self centered asshole.


farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-11 03:11:46 PM  

Kahabut: Moral of the story: Put your kid in martial arts, sports and summer education.  They will end up smarter, faster and more capable than their classmates.  No one takes teasing seriously when the people teasing them are their lesser.


THISTHISTHISITYTHIS.
 
2013-03-11 03:12:18 PM  

stonicus: Onkel Buck: I was going to start flirting with this checkout girl one day until I saw how badly scarred her arms were. I'm too old to deal with that kind of damaged crazy

Mistake.  I bet she's wild in bed!!!  Crazy girls fark the best!


I know man, and I struggled with it, but I just couldn't commit. I may regret it someday.
 
2013-03-11 03:13:43 PM  
"Ugliness" and "Fatness" are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it.
 
2013-03-11 03:14:05 PM  
What a farking joke from a coddled attention whore and his attention whore family.

He should have taken his cry to help to 4chan instead, then the gene pool might have gotten the dose of chlorine it needed.
 
2013-03-11 03:14:36 PM  

Onkel Buck: stonicus: Onkel Buck: I was going to start flirting with this checkout girl one day until I saw how badly scarred her arms were. I'm too old to deal with that kind of damaged crazy

Mistake.  I bet she's wild in bed!!!  Crazy girls fark the best!

I know man, and I struggled with it, but I just couldn't commit. I may regret it someday.


You don't stick your dick in crazy.
 
2013-03-11 03:17:30 PM  
I'm going to put on some Elton John on now to cheer myself up.
 
2013-03-11 03:20:00 PM  

bulok: Onkel Buck: stonicus: Onkel Buck: I was going to start flirting with this checkout girl one day until I saw how badly scarred her arms were. I'm too old to deal with that kind of damaged crazy

Mistake.  I bet she's wild in bed!!!  Crazy girls fark the best!

I know man, and I struggled with it, but I just couldn't commit. I may regret it someday.

You don't stick your dick in crazy.


Some lessons need to be learned the hard/fun way though.  =)
 
2013-03-11 03:20:24 PM  

Wobble: As a parent going through a very similar situation with my 12 year old daughter, I fail to see the humor in most of the posts on here.  This is a cry for help, not attention.  You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.  If this is still funny in 13 or 14 years, then make your jokes.  That will just prove you're still a self centered asshole.


Oh farking bullshiat.  Kids are learing that they get "Facebook memorials" when they try to do this attention whore bullshiat.  Why the sudden rash of kids giving themselves minor flesh wounds (and I mean MINOR) and getting pages of "likes" for it?  Because parents feed that bullshiat.  The kid needs attention alright, in the form of a proper asswhooping, not some bullshiat 'time out'.  The problem is absolutely created by the coddling parents who only give their kids attention when they pull this shiat not when they need help with homework or someone to listen to them when they had a bad day.  They are being TRAINED to do this shiat.  The world is a WAY better place than it was for my parents generation or the generation before that, we now cry when unemployment hits 10% (ask your grandparents about what they faced!) or need to talk to psychologists due to these "Horrible wars" that killed 4000 US troops over 10 years (a bad afternoon taking a French hamlet a generation ago).  Kids these days cut themselves when they don't get the right iPhone or if someone calls them 'fat', well life is tough and it can be WAY the fark tougher so it's time to stop REWARDING this bullshiat.
 
2013-03-11 03:24:18 PM  
Need_MindBleach: That shiat's expensive. Anyone who has enough money to go traveling around, skydiving, etc, without having to worry about their job probably already has enough money to solve their problems.

Again, BINGO! Except I don't have a job. I was fired because I have this problem with f^%&%g idiots in command positions... especially when they expect me to do a job and then do everything they can to prevent me from doing it. Oh, word of advice for everyone on here... if you think about going to the 'second in command' to try and get things worked out, DON'T! He will just go to the boss and paraphrase what you were saying in the worst possible terms.

theMagni: Don't be a wuss.

That's the problem... I am a wuss. A cowardly, pitiful wuss.

Farce-Side: You sound like you are a lot of fun at parties.

I used to be, before life or whatever supreme being you wish to attribute our existence to decided to grind me into the proverbial dust.

/again, always fun to read the comments of people who either never went thru this, or had someone to care about them. Just because you are making it thru life doesn't mean everyone can do that.
OR...
http://picpaste.com/SGMe8H1q.jpg
 
2013-03-11 03:27:37 PM  

Kahabut: Moral of the story: Put your kid in martial arts, sports and summer education. They will end up smarter, faster and more capable than their classmates.


Lies put tears in baby Jesus's eyes, you know.
 
2013-03-11 03:29:33 PM  

xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!


When I was a kid (I'm 40 now) there would be fights after school all the time.  Got my butt kicked and dished a few asskickings back too that's part of growing up.  Back then TEACHERS would call you fat if you were fat, call you stupid if you acted like an idiot, etc. and I don't remember any of my classmates giving them a bunch of papercuts for national sympathy.

What a shock when these coddled pricks have to deal with the real world.  If a few facebook likes can cause you to change your mind on SUICIDE then you weren't seriously thinking about it anyway.

The cure for being called fat is to work out, which happens to also be the cure for most forms of bullying.  Parents who hide their kids problems by blaming everyone else will end up with a hopelessly unprepared kid when he has to go out there and deal with his own problems.
 
2013-03-11 03:30:16 PM  

WhoGAS: And when this kid grows into an adult and has the same feelings of loneliness and insecurity the same people worried about him will be the ones making fun of him for "not being a man" and "being too sensitive" and telling him to "man up!", etc.

It doesn't end and it never does.  No matter how successful you are, no matter how much weight you lose...you will always be the miserable child you are now and nobody will ever treat you any differently no matter how many lying words they use on an internet forum to try to make themselves look better than they are.


Sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays.
 
2013-03-11 03:34:14 PM  

EyeballKid: Kahabut: Moral of the story: Put your kid in martial arts, sports and summer education. They will end up smarter, faster and more capable than their classmates.

Lies put tears in baby Jesus's eyes, you know.


Just because the people that are professionals at sports are invariably retarded, does not mean that playing sports makes you dumb.  Football may in fact be an exception to that.
 
2013-03-11 03:34:22 PM  

lovegravy: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

When I was a kid (I'm 40 now) there would be fights after school all the time.  Got my butt kicked and dished a few asskickings back too that's part of growing up.  Back then TEACHERS would call you fat if you were fat, call you stupid if you acted like an idiot, etc. and I don't remember any of my classmates giving them a bunch of papercuts for national sympathy.

What a shock when these coddled pricks have to deal with the real world.  If a few facebook likes can cause you to change your mind on SUICIDE then you weren't seriously thinking about it anyway.

The cure for being called fat is to work out, which happens to also be the cure for most forms of bullying.  Parents who hide their kids problems by blaming everyone else will end up with a hopelessly unprepared kid when he has to go out there and deal with his own problems.


Well you've certainly turned out all the better for your generation's childhood experiences, haven't you, Mr. Bitterly-Doling-Out-Bully-Coping-Advice-To-No-One-In-Particular-On-Far k?
 
2013-03-11 03:35:43 PM  

Lost Thought 00: He'll be dead within a year. Those thoughts are only temporarily suppressed. Once adulation goes away, he'll go back to thinking there is nothing to live for. It's a mental disease, and must be treated by the appropriate professionals. His brain chemistry is fundamentally broken, and until that is fixed he will never recover.


No way.  He's an attention whore cutter.  He'll be dead in a year if people keep feeding him attention when he does shiat like this, but if instead of 1000's of likes he got 1000's of people saying "That's a farking stupid thing to do!" he probably won't chase it for attention.

People do what they are rewarded to do.  Now he associates love with cutting.  Keep it up and maybe he'll finally grow a pair and off himself, but then he wouldn't get to see all the love and adoration his act brings him so I seriously farking doubt it
 
2013-03-11 03:35:45 PM  
i.imgur.com

"Depressed"?

13 years old?

SERIOUSLY?~
 
2013-03-11 03:36:33 PM  
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com

/as hot as it is obligatory
 
2013-03-11 03:37:36 PM  

The Great EZE: lovegravy: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

When I was a kid (I'm 40 now) there would be fights after school all the time.  Got my butt kicked and dished a few asskickings back too that's part of growing up.  Back then TEACHERS would call you fat if you were fat, call you stupid if you acted like an idiot, etc. and I don't remember any of my classmates giving them a bunch of papercuts for national sympathy.

What a shock when these coddled pricks have to deal with the real world.  If a few facebook likes can cause you to change your mind on SUICIDE then you weren't seriously thinking about it anyway.

The cure for being called fat is to work out, which happens to also be the cure for most forms of bullying.  Parents who hide their kids problems by blaming everyone else will end up with a hopelessly unprepared kid when he has to go out there and deal with his own problems.

Well you've certainly turned out all the better for your generation's childhood experiences, haven't you, Mr. Bitterly-Doling-Out-Bully-Coping-Advice-To-No-One-In-Particular-On-Far k?


Much better to say "Oh the little precious flower!  Let me give you a Facebook like and make your entire life worth living again"?  fark that.  That'll kill the kid faster than anything I've said.
 
2013-03-11 03:37:39 PM  
Sheesh! I know what the mother is going through my 12 year old boy has recently discovered the joys of fapping.
 
Ant
2013-03-11 03:37:40 PM  

xanadian: If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE.

 Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.

If assholes are so bothered by the sight of fat people, there's a solution: STFU and quit being an asshole. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support them by teaching them to stop being judgemental assholes!

This victim blaming shiat has to end.
 
2013-03-11 03:40:04 PM  

The Great EZE: lovegravy: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

When I was a kid (I'm 40 now) there would be fights after school all the time.  Got my butt kicked and dished a few asskickings back too that's part of growing up.  Back then TEACHERS would call you fat if you were fat, call you stupid if you acted like an idiot, etc. and I don't remember any of my classmates giving them a bunch of papercuts for national sympathy.

What a shock when these coddled pricks have to deal with the real world.  If a few facebook likes can cause you to change your mind on SUICIDE then you weren't seriously thinking about it anyway.

The cure for being called fat is to work out, which happens to also be the cure for most forms of bullying.  Parents who hide their kids problems by blaming everyone else will end up with a hopelessly unprepared kid when he has to go out there and deal with his own problems.

Well you've certainly turned out all the better for your generation's childhood experiences, haven't you, Mr. Bitterly-Doling-Out-Bully-Coping-Advice-To-No-One-In-Particular-On-Far k?


Nobody can know with any certainty if someone would have turned out better or worse if not for some event.  We can only look at the general well-being of a population and make note of correlations, and maybe sprinkle in some actual studies that might have a tiny sliver of merit.

Having said that, objectively, working out is more likely to get someone in shape that getting everyone to not mention their weight.  So, he might actually have a point.
 
2013-03-11 03:42:09 PM  
When I was 13 I was made fun of for my glasses,teeth, and freckles. By then I was used to the bullying for the same thing, only it was 10x because it was junior high. I went home and cried, but then I made friends. I survived. High school was better, but you still had assholes out there who had nothing better to do than bully. Whatever. As an adult, I'm sure people point out my flaws and have a nice chuckle amongest themselves. meh.

My advice for this kid: Get in shape...in a FUN way, outside of school. Go to the YMCA and join some kinda sports team. That way, he can get in shape AND be social..outside of school. And yes, a haircut would do the trick AND make him feel better. Find interests outside of school. Find a distraction from all the BS at school. Things will get better, kid.

Oh yeah, and if his Mom isn't TOO much of a biatch about PG-13 rated movies, watch the movie "Angus". When I was that age, hearing George C. Scott's advice of "As for what anybody else thinks, always remember these words and live by them: screw 'em!"
 
2013-03-11 03:43:48 PM  

Ant: xanadian: If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.

If assholes are so bothered by the sight of fat people, there's a solution: STFU and quit being an asshole. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support them by teaching them to stop being judgemental assholes!

This victim blaming shiat has to end.


"Victim blaming"?  He victimized himself!  If you think there will be a day without bullies then keep dreaming.  The best thing a parent can do is to be HONEST with their kid.  The kid cut himself, he did it.  Being called 'fat' isn't anything new, the part that's new is where parents go post shiat on Facebook instead of being parents.

Life's tough and teaching your kid that 'self mutilation = love' isn't good parenting at all. It rewards bad behavior and does NOTHING to fix the problem at the source.  The kid has control over his actions, and if he chooses to cut himself instead of work out then his parents failed miserably.
 
2013-03-11 03:46:49 PM  

NutWrench: The mom, Karen Brocklebank, came up with idea to help her son cope with the hard times he was facing.

Which apparently didn't include involuntary commitment to a mental health facility.


Well yeah, except for his immediate eight day commitment to a mental health facility.
 
2013-03-11 03:47:19 PM  
mafiageek1980:
My advice for this kid: Get in shape...in a FUN way, outside of school. Go to the YMCA and join some kinda sports team. That way, he can get in shape AND be social..outside of school. And yes, a haircut would do the trick AND make him feel better. Find interests outside of school. Find a distraction from all the BS at school. Things will get better, kid.

You MONSTER!! How dare you suggest that the kid have any control over his situation!  Working out is hard, but posting boo-hoo stories to Facebook is easy so it's clear that a good parent would do the latter and you are terrible and wrong for suggesting otherwise.

It's the world to blame.  We're a nation of poor helpless victims.  The sooner you resign to that the sooner you stop blaming yourself for being fat, lazy, etc.
 
2013-03-11 03:48:10 PM  
Bullying on the playground mimics society at its core.  Bullying is an in-your-face might-makes-right way of handling things.  Society also functions on a might-makes-right philosophy.  Why don't you speed?  Why don't you walk your dog without a leash?  Why don't you build add-ons to your house without getting a building permit?  Because each of these actions results in a chain of events that ultimately comes down to a display of physical dominance.

Speeding, you get caught, you get a ticket.
Don't go to court, you get a warrant for your arrest, meaning big men with guns will come and physically take you away.
Resist arrest and they will fight back, injuring or killing you in the process.

Speeding, you get caught, you refuse to pull your car over.
Trained officers in specially equipped cars will follow you and ram you off the road, injuring or killing you in the process, in an attempt to arrest you.
Resist arrest and they will fight back, injuring or killing you in the process.

Walk dog without a leash.  You get caught, you get a fine.
Fail to pay the fine, you'll get a summons to go to court.
Don't go to court, you get a warrant for your arrest, meaning big men with guns will come and physically take you away.
Resist arrest and they will fight back, injuring or killing you in the process.

Modify your home without a building permit, you get caught, you get a fine.
Fail to pay the fine, you'll get a summons to go to court.
Don't go to court, you get a warrant for your arrest, meaning big men with guns will come and physically take you away.
Resist arrest and they will fight back, injuring or killing you in the process.

Bullying is simply the instinctive exercise of governing.
 
2013-03-11 03:48:33 PM  

FARK rebel soldier: Agent Smiths Laugh: rkiller1: [www.marketoracle.co.uk image 170x241]

What do you want you moon-faced assassin of joy?

Nice. Is that really the same guy?


Yes it is.
 
2013-03-11 03:48:45 PM  

Ant: xanadian: If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.

If assholes are so bothered by the sight of fat people, there's a solution: STFU and quit being an asshole. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support them by teaching them to stop being judgemental assholes!

This victim blaming shiat has to end.


This is what people say when they refuse to take ownership of their own actions.

Shut up.  Get outside.  Exercise.  You know why people tease fat people?  Because being fat is a BAD THING.  It's unhealthy, it's gross (you stink, did you know that?) and frankly, it's YOUR FAULT.

So yeah, pretty much not with you on this one.  I was fat as a teen.  It was awful.  I got in shape, and my life just got a whole lot better.  Get over your entitled bullshiat and put your life where YOU want it.  At that point the judgement of others becomes irrelevant.  It's true.  You could take control, but you would rather play victim.  This is why no one likes a victim.
 
2013-03-11 03:49:15 PM  
Surely he must be a Beiber fan!
 
2013-03-11 03:49:42 PM  

Wobble: You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.


And wind up miserable like you and your family? No thanks.
 
2013-03-11 03:52:36 PM  
Holy crap.  I hope this kid does not know FARK exists.  He'd go hang himself just reading these asinine comments.  I know I can be a real dick at times, but some of you guys take the cake and the pie.
 
2013-03-11 03:53:11 PM  

lovegravy: mafiageek1980:
My advice for this kid: Get in shape...in a FUN way, outside of school. Go to the YMCA and join some kinda sports team. That way, he can get in shape AND be social..outside of school. And yes, a haircut would do the trick AND make him feel better. Find interests outside of school. Find a distraction from all the BS at school. Things will get better, kid.

You MONSTER!! How dare you suggest that the kid have any control over his situation!  Working out is hard, but posting boo-hoo stories to Facebook is easy so it's clear that a good parent would do the latter and you are terrible and wrong for suggesting otherwise.

It's the world to blame.  We're a nation of poor helpless victims.  The sooner you resign to that the sooner you stop blaming yourself for being fat, lazy, etc.


LMFAO! You owe me a new keyboard!
 
2013-03-11 03:53:54 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Nobody can know with any certainty if someone would have turned out better or worse if not for some event.  We can only look at the general well-being of a population and make note of correlations, and maybe sprinkle in some actual studies that might have a tiny sliver of merit.

Having said that, objectively, working out is more likely to get someone in shape that getting everyone to not mention their weight.  So, he might actually have a point.


You raise a good point, but in my experience there is a very high correlation between the bitterness of an adult and their willingness to share angry "I was treated like shiat growing up and  Iturned out fine!" stories. Is it really that unreasonable to conclude that maybe--just maybe--people wouldn't have grown up to be jerks if they didn't grow up enduring (and ultimately accepting) the treatment of the jerks all around them.

As for exercise: Yeah, there are very few things that getting in shape doesn't help. But when you tell someone who is being bullied over their weight to get in shape, you're is just victim blaming. "It's your fault you're getting bullied, so get it shape so people will stop calling you names. Fark getting healthy or leading a better quality life! Just stop making us mock you."

Besides, what do you say to someone who is bullied for being gay? "Stop being gay"? Or someone who is bullied for being from a poor family: "Stop being poor"?
 
Ant
2013-03-11 03:54:39 PM  

lovegravy: The cure for being called fat is to work out, which happens to also be the cure for most forms of bullying.  Parents who hide their kids problems by blaming everyone else will end up with a hopelessly unprepared kid when he has to go out there and deal with his own problems.


So the cure to being bullied is to change yourself to how the bullies think you should be?

Gay? Become straight!
Black? Become white!
Ugly? Plastic surgery!
Too smart? Become a dumbshiat like everybody else!
 
2013-03-11 03:56:54 PM  

The Great EZE: Fark_Guy_Rob: Nobody can know with any certainty if someone would have turned out better or worse if not for some event.  We can only look at the general well-being of a population and make note of correlations, and maybe sprinkle in some actual studies that might have a tiny sliver of merit.

Having said that, objectively, working out is more likely to get someone in shape that getting everyone to not mention their weight.  So, he might actually have a point.

You raise a good point, but in my experience there is a very high correlation between the bitterness of an adult and their willingness to share angry "I was treated like shiat growing up and  Iturned out fine!" stories. Is it really that unreasonable to conclude that maybe--just maybe--people wouldn't have grown up to be jerks if they didn't grow up enduring (and ultimately accepting) the treatment of the jerks all around them.

As for exercise: Yeah, there are very few things that getting in shape doesn't help. But when you tell someone who is being bullied over their weight to get in shape, you're is just victim blaming. "It's your fault you're getting bullied, so get it shape so people will stop calling you names. Fark getting healthy or leading a better quality life! Just stop making us mock you."

Besides, what do you say to someone who is bullied for being gay? "Stop being gay"? Or someone who is bullied for being from a poor family: "Stop being poor"?


Who is being the 'jerk', the person speaking honestly and trying to empower the kid to better his situation or the person teaching this kid that he is a helpless victim and his salvation comes from anonamous 'likes' from facebook strangers?

When did honesty stop being the best policy?
When did the idea of self-reliance become such a terrible thing?

Kids kill themselves because they feel helpless, not from being told that they aren't.
 
2013-03-11 03:57:47 PM  
I *loved* middle school. Almost everyone tried picked on me, but I had a little group of ESL students that followed me around. They didn't know why I was considered such a freak, but they knew I watched out for them. I got to learn about their cultures a lot. I told everyone I was an alien, so of course they would come and pick on me. But when they couldn't prove me wrong (ah, middle school logic, so much like political logic... there's no insight to be had there I'm sure), I got to claim I was right. I was somehow relentlessly and belligerently cheerful. Straight D's and hardly knew which way was up. Good times.

Now grade school was awful. 100 kids per grade and one clique controlled everything including the perceptions of the teachers. I had no autonomy and I got in trouble if I invented stories. No way out. For me, it was about having a space to myself. I've been a devoted introvert since.
 
2013-03-11 03:58:09 PM  
Next week:

"I'm posting a new pic of a new cut every hour until Far Cry 3 for Xbox 360 shows up on my doorstep."
 
2013-03-11 03:58:46 PM  

Caffandtranqs: Holy crap.  I hope this kid does not know FARK exists.  He'd go hang himself just reading these asinine comments.  I know I can be a real dick at times, but some of you guys take the cake and the pie.


If anyone is pushed over the edge by anything said here, they need to start examining their life choices. I have been called all manner of names here. Some deserved, but most not. If it ever bothers me, I have the common sense to walk away.
 
2013-03-11 03:59:46 PM  
Dad, is this the "no follow-through" speech?
 
2013-03-11 04:01:06 PM  

Ant: should be


Ant: lovegravy: The cure for being called fat is to work out, which happens to also be the cure for most forms of bullying.  Parents who hide their kids problems by blaming everyone else will end up with a hopelessly unprepared kid when he has to go out there and deal with his own problems.

So the cure to being bullied is to change yourself to how the bullies think you should be?

Gay? Become straight!
Black? Become white!
Ugly? Plastic surgery!
Too smart? Become a dumbshiat like everybody else!


So being FAT is now a good decision?

If the kid was gay then I'd say "Start kicking their asses, not your own!"
"Ugly"?  I'd say "Cutting yourself sure won't make you any prettier!"
"Too smart"?  I'd say "Sure aren't acting smart mutilating yourself like that"

In this particular case if the kid is fat and is FINE WITH IT he wouldn't be cutting himself.  He has to either decide to like being fat...or do something about it!  Trying to change the world to be nice to little snookie wookums isn't an option.  Either he has to own up to it and defend himself if he likes being fat, or change it.

If he's so hurt by it then I'd say he's OBVIOUSLY not happy about being fat, so rather than create facebook 'likes' that solve nothing, why not own up to it and fix it?

Naaah!!! TOO HARD!!  We're all just victims here and the world needs to change to accommodate us!
 
2013-03-11 04:02:42 PM  
The Great EZE:
Besides, what do you say to someone who is bullied for being gay? "Stop being gay"? Or someone who is bullied for being from a poor family: "Stop being poor"?


Gay?  Be happy with yourself and you cannot be hurt by it.

Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?

My God this country is screwed.
 
2013-03-11 04:03:45 PM  

Gifted Many Few: Caffandtranqs: Holy crap.  I hope this kid does not know FARK exists.  He'd go hang himself just reading these asinine comments.  I know I can be a real dick at times, but some of you guys take the cake and the pie.

If anyone is pushed over the edge by anything said here, they need to start examining their life choices. I have been called all manner of names here. Some deserved, but most not. If it ever bothers me, I have the common sense to walk away.


They need to go play on 4chan.

This is a love-in compared to their tolerance level for attention whores.
 
2013-03-11 04:04:11 PM  

ShawnDoc: Wobble: As a parent going through a very similar situation with my 12 year old daughter, I fail to see the humor in most of the posts on here.  This is a cry for help, not attention.  You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.  If this is still funny in 13 or 14 years, then make your jokes.  That will just prove you're still a self centered asshole.

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You sir, are a prick.
 
2013-03-11 04:04:14 PM  
We should make a meme with this kid and send it to him.  that would definately get his spirits up!
 
Ant
2013-03-11 04:04:16 PM  

Kahabut: You know why people tease fat people?  Because being fat is a BAD THING.  It's unhealthy, it's gross (you stink, did you know that?) and frankly, it's YOUR FAULT.

So yeah, pretty much not with you on this one.  I was fat as a teen.  It was awful.  I got in shape, and my life just got a whole lot better.  Get over your entitled bullshiat and put your life where YOU want it.  At that point the judgement of others becomes irrelevant.  It's true.   You could take control, but you would rather play victim.  This is why no one likes a victim.


You know it's possible to defend a group that you don't actually belong to, right?
 
2013-03-11 04:04:19 PM  

SpikeStrip: that's not cutting, that's scratching.


imgace.com
 
2013-03-11 04:05:04 PM  

jaylectricity: payattention: Hyperbolic Hyperbole

You nailed it right there! I have seen it and lived it. While you are a kid its "Oh no, you have so much to live for, you are barely starting your life, blah blah blah"

Maybe you didn't read the whole thing?


my story is one of personal perseverance in the face of sadness and ultimately realizing youre okay with yourself. it should be handed to every teenager who has ever thought poorly of themselves.
 
2013-03-11 04:05:37 PM  

EyeballKid: Kahabut: Moral of the story: Put your kid in martial arts, sports and summer education. They will end up smarter, faster and more capable than their classmates.

Lies put tears in baby Jesus's eyes, you know.


Kahabut wins this round, and I need a life if I've taken to looking up citations for other people...
 
2013-03-11 04:08:15 PM  
Ant:
You know it's possible to defend a group that you don't actually belong to, right?

Defend them from what?  Ever being picked on again?

Unlikely.

The goal should be to get the kid right with himself, not gloss over everything with Facebook 'likes'.  If he liked who he was he wouldn't be cutting himself so either start embracing your fatness or fix it.  Those are about the only options because you cannot make the entire world play nice and 'defending' the kid only postpones the inevitable and probably makes it far worse when he realizes that those facebook 'likes' didn't do anything to improve his situation.

The solution is up to him, not Facebook and certainly not society as a whole.  Protecting him won't help a bit.
 
Ant
2013-03-11 04:08:52 PM  

lovegravy: Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?


Yes, to some degree it is.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120905141920.htm
 
2013-03-11 04:09:00 PM  

Gifted Many Few: Caffandtranqs: Holy crap.  I hope this kid does not know FARK exists.  He'd go hang himself just reading these asinine comments.  I know I can be a real dick at times, but some of you guys take the cake and the pie.

If anyone is pushed over the edge by anything said here, they need to start examining their life choices. I have been called all manner of names here. Some deserved, but most not. If it ever bothers me, I have the common sense to walk away.


I am going to assume that you are also a full grown adult who has not just entered puberty within the last year like this kid.  The farking kid is at an age where he is just now starting to figure out what his identity is.  He has not had time to grow thick skin to the shiatty world yet.  I went to school with guys that were fat, it was that baby fat that hangs around until the guys grows more.  What I see on this thread is a bunch of clueless adults who want the adolescent to act like an adult, not be sad, and not to share his sad feelings (rather hold them in until he decides to really kill himself).
 
2013-03-11 04:11:31 PM  
Hyperbolic Hyperbole:

my story is one of personal perseverance in the face of sadness and ultimately realizing youre okay with yourself. it should be handed to every teenager who has ever thought poorly of themselves.

It's a story of teaching a kid to rely on outside validation for inner peace.

It's a terrible story.  2000 happy letters or 2000 people telling you to off yourself, neither should be the foundation of your self image.  If he's that pliable he'll be right back to cutting himself when the happy letters stop and he starts getting railed for having Mommy run to facebook for support.
 
2013-03-11 04:11:39 PM  
I was too busy masturbating at 13 to contemplate cutting myself.
 
2013-03-11 04:13:47 PM  

Ant: lovegravy: Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?

Yes, to some degree it is.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120905141920.htm


So why bother trying, right?  I mean fark hard work, right?  Either you're born with it or you aren't so why put in the effort?

Nice message.

Sorry, but some have it easier than others and if you're not one of them your effort will have to be that much greater and still there is no guarantee it will pay off, but what is guaranteed is that if you don't try you will never change your situation.
 
2013-03-11 04:14:14 PM  

lovegravy: Who is being the 'jerk', the person speaking honestly and trying to empower the kid to better his situation or the person teaching this kid that he is a helpless victim and his salvation comes from anonamous 'likes' from facebook strangers?

When did honesty stop being the best policy?
When did the idea of self-reliance become such a terrible thing?

Kids kill themselves because they feel helpless, not from being told that they aren't.


Okay, I'm willing to pretend we both have the empowerment of this kid in mind. I still believe you're just trying to make yourself look stronger compared to a depressed 13 year old, but I'm willing to pretend for the sake of argument. I'm trying to wind up a well-adjusted empowered kid who doesn't go through life believing he--who, as far as we know, never did anything to anybody--still deserved the torment he got. You're trying to develop an empowered kid by...calling him an attention whore and teaching him to kowtow to his tormenters.

I will give you this: I do believe you honestly think a kid deserves to get bullied by virtue of merely existing. All your grandstanding about "self-reliance" is just irrelevant ego-boosting crap to make you feel better about the empathy other people have that was unfortunately bullied out of you early and often.

But on to a greater point: exactly whose approval do you want him to have? Exercising for the sake of health seems to be secondary in this thread to exercising for the sake of the bullies. Maybe the approval of anonymous facebook strangers doesn't help. But seeking the approval of the people who mocked you sounds downright deranged.
 
2013-03-11 04:15:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-11 04:16:42 PM  

lovegravy: Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?


It is when you're  not even in high school!
 
2013-03-11 04:17:09 PM  
All you sad people coddling him are simply legitimiizng his teenage angst and self drama. By showering attention on him, you only ensure more of thes childish episodes and it will probably escalate when scatching himself doesn't garner attention anymore.
Don't enable him.
 
2013-03-11 04:18:06 PM  

lovegravy: It's a story of teaching a kid to rely on outside validation for inner peace.


the article, sure. im not disagreeing with that. if you read the longer of my posts, you will see I'm talking about me and not this kid. *I* realized life gets better when you work on you, and *stop* relying on people for that feeling.
 
2013-03-11 04:19:07 PM  
The Great EZE:

I will give you this: I do believe you honestly think a kid deserves to get bullied by virtue of merely existing. All your grandstanding about "self-reliance" is just irrelevant ego-boosting crap to make you feel better about the empathy other people have that was unfortunately bullied out of you early and often.

But on to a greater point: exactly whose approval do you want him to have? Exercising for the sake of health seems to be secondary in this thread to exercising for the sake of the bullies. Maybe the approval of anonymous facebook strangers doesn't help. But seeking the approval of the people who mocked you sounds downright deranged.


If you read what I wrote it's not about seeking THEIR approval, it's about seeking his own.

If the kid was really OK with being fat then the teasing wouldn't have a suicidal effect.  The proud gay people don't cut themselves and post it on facebook, they laugh in the faces of their attackers.  The kid is able to be hurt because he obviously doesn't like being fat.  If he liked being fat then my advice would be way different, but that's not the case.

Furthermore, equating being fat with being gay, or in a poor family is just silly.  This kid is fat, and that's fixable by him.  He needs to know that, his parents need to be parents and help him achieve that goal if he wants to be skinny.  That's what I find so wrong about this.  If there was any indication in the story that the kid chose to be fat and loves it then I'd absolutely change my stance, but what I see is a hurting kid who is fat and hates it and parents who think a bunch of facebook likes will somehow change that.
 
2013-03-11 04:19:46 PM  
no one that is serious about killing themselves let's people know ahead of time.  this kid wanted attention.
 
2013-03-11 04:19:49 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-11 04:20:06 PM  

The Great EZE: lovegravy: Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?

It is when you're  not even in high school!


True, I'll give you that.  For him being poor or gay would be something outside of his control, but being fat is not.
 
2013-03-11 04:23:46 PM  

Tommy Moo: This is how it should work. Not sure about MD, but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.


This happened to my friend in Chicago. He has lost what little faith he had in people before and it only worsened after.
 
2013-03-11 04:26:21 PM  

doubled99: All you sad people coddling him are simply legitimiizng his teenage angst and self drama. By showering attention on him, you only ensure more of thes childish episodes and it will probably escalate when scatching himself doesn't garner attention anymore.
Don't enable him.


I'm not enabling him.  I actually mailed him a box of Twinkies with a note: Eat up fatboy!!
 
2013-03-11 04:28:30 PM  

Pete_T_Mann: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x291]


LOL this one never gets old.
 
2013-03-11 04:29:20 PM  
I really don't think what this kid needs right now is more facebook.
 
2013-03-11 04:37:26 PM  

payattention: Need_MindBleach: That shiat's expensive. Anyone who has enough money to go traveling around, skydiving, etc, without having to worry about their job probably already has enough money to solve their problems.

Again, BINGO! Except I don't have a job. I was fired because I have this problem with f^%&%g idiots in command positions... especially when they expect me to do a job and then do everything they can to prevent me from doing it. Oh, word of advice for everyone on here... if you think about going to the 'second in command' to try and get things worked out, DON'T! He will just go to the boss and paraphrase what you were saying in the worst possible terms.

theMagni: Don't be a wuss.

That's the problem... I am a wuss. A cowardly, pitiful wuss.

Farce-Side: You sound like you are a lot of fun at parties.

I used to be, before life or whatever supreme being you wish to attribute our existence to decided to grind me into the proverbial dust.

/again, always fun to read the comments of people who either never went thru this, or had someone to care about them. Just because you are making it thru life doesn't mean everyone can do that.
OR...
http://picpaste.com/SGMe8H1q.jpg



First, if you're going to kill yourself, who gives a crap if you go into debt?

Second, you don't know me, so I'm going to pretend I didn't read that.  You are not the first person in the world that's had to go through this.  You are not special because of depression or suicide.  The flipside to that is the most important -- you are not alone.

Nevertheless, you need professional help and not Internet snark.  Get some, and if it doesn't work try a different doctor or counselor.  Help is out there, but their hands are full with other people just like you.  So get in there, make the freaking phone call, and get your crap sorted out.
 
2013-03-11 04:41:33 PM  

lovegravy: The Great EZE: lovegravy: Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?

It is when you're  not even in high school!

True, I'll give you that.  For him being poor or gay would be something outside of his control, but being fat is not.


Well that's the problem: bullying is bullying, whether it's about something fixable or not. People think just because this kid was being bullied for something fixable means there's a simple solution and he's wrong for feeling awful about it. I'm saying no, so long as you're not a bad person there's no reason at all to accept being made to feel like a bad person.

That's why I stress the "health vs. social acceptance" aspect of exercise advice. Telling him to fix being fat so he'll stopped being bullied is akin to telling him that his bulling was valid in the first place. Sure, you'll end up with a skinnier kid, but a skinnier kid who will always believe the bulling was his fault. Even worse, a kid who will be terrified of gaining weight lest he get bullied again. Because after all, gaining weight = bad person = deserves whatever torment comes to you. Any health education he gets from the experience would just be an unintended consequence.

That doesn't seem like a very empowered way to go about life.

lovegravy: If you read what I wrote it's not about seeking THEIR approval, it's about seeking his own.

If the kid was really OK with being fat then the teasing wouldn't have a suicidal effect.  The proud gay people don't cut themselves and post it on facebook, they laugh in the faces of their attackers.  The kid is able to be hurt because he obviously doesn't like being fat.  If he liked being fat then my advice would be way different, but that's not the case.


Sure, maybe it's a little easier to gain a thick skin and self-confidence when you're an adult, with all the freedom and power to just disassociate from people who give you shiat. But when you have to go to school with god knows how many people reinforcing the notion that you're awful/unworthy of friendship/don't deserve to exist/etc. day after day it's not exactly the environment where confidence grows. I mean, more power to the kids who are able to go through school bullying with a strong enough support network that their self-esteem stays fully intact (I posit that, in most cases, they're just able to hide the effects of bullying better), but that's clearly the exception.

How about we wait until their voices stop changing before expecting them to face adversity with the steely mettle of a 40 year old.
 
2013-03-11 04:43:29 PM  
   He cuts himself to bring attention to his mother that he is facing ridicule and derision from his peers so naturally dumb ass mom posts it all on faceplant so his peers can post comments full of more ridicule and derision????!!??
 
  Step 2~ win?
 
2013-03-11 04:47:37 PM  
  Also, I was a teenage cutter but went waaaay deeper than that poor boy. Am now addicted to being tattooed so it turns out it was the pain I loved, not seeking attention.
 
2013-03-11 04:48:01 PM  
So now we are being blackmailed into liking people?
WTF? His Mom is so part of the problem.
 
2013-03-11 04:49:04 PM  

The Great EZE: lovegravy: The Great EZE: lovegravy: Poor?  You think poor is an uncontrollable affliction?

It is when you're  not even in high school!

True, I'll give you that.  For him being poor or gay would be something outside of his control, but being fat is not.

Well that's the problem: bullying is bullying, whether it's about something fixable or not. People think just because this kid was being bullied for something fixable means there's a simple solution and he's wrong for feeling awful about it. I'm saying no, so long as you're not a bad person there's no reason at all to accept being made to feel like a bad person.

That's why I stress the "health vs. social acceptance" aspect of exercise advice. Telling him to fix being fat so he'll stopped being bullied is akin to telling him that his bulling was valid in the first place. Sure, you'll end up with a skinnier kid, but a skinnier kid who will always believe the bulling was his fault. Even worse, a kid who will be terrified of gaining weight lest he get bullied again. Because after all, gaining weight = bad person = deserves whatever torment comes to you. Any health education he gets from the experience would just be an unintended consequence.

That doesn't seem like a very empowered way to go about life.

lovegravy: If you read what I wrote it's not about seeking THEIR approval, it's about seeking his own.

If the kid was really OK with being fat then the teasing wouldn't have a suicidal effect.  The proud gay people don't cut themselves and post it on facebook, they laugh in the faces of their attackers.  The kid is able to be hurt because he obviously doesn't like being fat.  If he liked being fat then my advice would be way different, but that's not the case.

Sure, maybe it's a little easier to gain a thick skin and self-confidence when you're an adult, with all the freedom and power to just disassociate from people who give you shiat. But when you have to go to school with god knows how many people reinforcing the notion that you're awful/unworthy of friendship/don't deserve to exist/etc. day after day it's not exactly the environment where confidence grows. I mean, more power to the kids who are able to go through school bullying with a strong enough support network that their self-esteem stays fully intact (I posit that, in most cases, they're just able to hide the effects of bullying better), but that's clearly the exception.

How about we wait until their voices stop changing before expecting them to face adversity with the steely mettle of a 40 year old.


So to be clear your solution is to change the entire world to accommodate this kid.

My suggestion is to teach the kids to deal with it Themselves.

Bullying is absolutely wrong, But it is impossible to stop. Millions of kids are bullied and they don't cut themselves. This kid obviously doesn't like himself and a bunch of Facebook likes won't change that.
 
2013-03-11 04:50:05 PM  
I can't wait for you guys to just all kill yourselves...like that M. Night Shamalamalyan movie with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch....
 
2013-03-11 04:52:05 PM  
I don't claim to have all the answers but here's my life (around 13) in a nut shell:

Youngest in a family of 6. 2 older sisters one older brother.

I was enrolled in what in an elite private school, that my parents could not afford. My dad left us to look for work 12 hours away, so I never saw him.

Mom was busy talking to schools to convince them to allow us to stay enrolled. She exchanged her time for tuition assistance. (yea yeah I've wondered what she really did)

I was the official "poor" kid who lived in his grandma's house, who was always late (public transportation was unreliable and expensive)

Bullies didn't call me FAT or loser or  anything like that. They instead focused on reminding me of my loser older brother, and my two older sisters, who according to their "facts" were 17 and 19 year old prostitutes. I mean, how else could they afford to attend private schools.

The bullying was also physical but never criminal.

I never told my mom or wrote to my dad about it because I knew they wouldnt fix it and I knew it would hurt them more.

Instead I did what most normal kids do: you deal with it to the best of your abilities and whatever happens happens.

Seems to me that cutting your arms and threatening suicide has more to do with kids trying to punish Mom and Dad than a real problem.

Selfish motherfarkers you all are. Why would you do that to Mom and Dad?
 
2013-03-11 04:55:52 PM  

lovegravy: Bullying is absolutely wrong, But it is impossible to stop. Millions of kids are bullied and they don't cut themselves. This kid obviously doesn't like himself and a bunch of Facebook likes won't change that.


13 year olds being emo is impossible to stop also.  So, we're done here.  It is the way it is.
 
2013-03-11 04:58:26 PM  

Master Sphincter: Seems to me that cutting your arms and threatening suicide has more to do with kids trying to punish Mom and Dad than a real problem.


For some it is a way of exerting control on their lives.  "They think they can hurt me?  Ha!  Nobody can hurt me more than I can hurt myself, I win!"  or "If I am gonna be hurt, I am gonna do it on my terms in my way."

Not the healthiest of choices, and not true in all cases.  But for some, that is their mentality.
 
2013-03-11 05:00:55 PM  

DerAppie: Just imagine, the entire student body having a well above average intelligence. Suddenly bullying rates, as well as other social undesirable behaviour, drops really fast.


You don't really believe this, do you? Smart kids make the best (worst) bullies.They may not be big on the swirles and atomic wedgies, but they excell at the mindfark, which trust me is way worse. And they're smart enough to be subtle enough to get away with it. And competetive...

I'd rather face a big dumb bully any day.
 
2013-03-11 05:05:06 PM  

Larva Lump: Could've been worse.

/b/

You came to US for help?
What the fork is wrong with you ?


// Not motivated enough to find the demotivational poster.


Yeah, they'll only help if you know some cat-abusing asshole and you want something done about it.  Then, it's UNLEASH THE farkING FURY!!!!1!
 
2013-03-11 05:07:05 PM  

lovegravy: So to be clear your solution is to change the entire world to accommodate this kid.

My suggestion is to teach the kids to deal with it Themselves.

Bullying is absolutely wrong, But it is impossible to stop. Millions of kids are bullied and they don't cut themselves. This kid obviously doesn't like himself and a bunch of Facebook likes won't change that.


Maybe I'm naive but I believe that even if we can't fully eradicate a problem it is still worthwhile to try where we can. Or at least minimize the damage. Or at the VERY LEAST not respond to a depressed 13-year-old kid by calling him an attention whore who deserves the hell being brought on him.

One of the lasting impressions I hope my generation leaves on the world is acknowledgement that treating people with respect isn't a sign of weakness, that making a kid who already feels shiatty about life feel even shiattier should be avoided--even if it gives you a "back-in-the-day self-reliance" boner. Because if I ever reach the point where I believe (and this isn't just you, I'm now addressing the general tone of threads like this) the best solution to depression is prodding the depressed person to end it all I hope I manage to do the next generation a service and off myself first.

/Richard Simmons got a lot more desperate people to lose weight, keep it off, and feel better about themselves through "coddling" than Jillian The Barking Shrew Michaels and all the exploitative "Boot Camp" programs in the world ever could.
 
2013-03-11 05:14:03 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: FARK rebel soldier: Agent Smiths Laugh: rkiller1: [www.marketoracle.co.uk image 170x241]

What do you want you moon-faced assassin of joy?

Nice. Is that really the same guy?

Yes it is.


He was in Animal House long before he was in Babylon House.  ;)

Kahabut: ThunderChild: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

You were never bullied as a kid were you? Lucky you. The problem with being bullies is EVERYTHING you do becomes a target for them. 'Hey fatty, why don't you exercise?' becomes 'haha, look at the fat kid trying to run', which becomes 'why do you care so much about looking good, you shallow asshole'.

I'm not saying he shouldn't exercise because of that by any means, but it should be done for him, not them, because it won't help the problem. The best solution I found was to make a bigger effort to socialise, find a couple of people who share your interests and genuinely don't care what you look like.

The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network, whether that's friends, parents or random strangers from the internet sending you mail.

Funny, when I was that age, and the kids bullied me because I was "fat", I beat the shiat out of the leader of the group. Then I asked his friends if any of them wanted to prove their mettle. Turns out they didn't. Never got teased again.


There's this kid who comes to my gym every Wednesday.  He's as fat as all get out.  I mean, he's got little moons circling him.  Anyway, he disappears into the aerobic room for about 30 minutes and comes back out drenched in sweat.  Now, the stereotype I grew up with was that if you were fat, you were out of shape and probably a wimp.  Well, this guy then decides he'll promptly curl something like 135 lbs for twelve times.  Four sets. And that was just a warm up.

Never f*ck with a fat guy.  If they don't sit on you, they could STILL beat the everloving tar out of you.

And HH...your posts are still solid gold.
 
2013-03-11 05:15:28 PM  

Kahabut: Funny, when I was that age, and the kids bullied me because I was "fat", I beat the shiat out of the leader of the group. Then I asked his friends if any of them wanted to prove their mettle. Turns out they didn't. Never got teased again.

It felt great.


Oh, also, I ended up doing just that to a bully when I was in (surprise surprise!) 7th grade.  He then sometime later became a close friend.

Weird.

/was also fat
//so was the bully for that matter...
 
2013-03-11 05:15:53 PM  
Without too many spoilers, I like how Frank handled it in House of Cards. He gave the guy some aspirin and told him to take them. He ran a hot bath, told the guy to get undressed and get in, and then he placed a fresh razor blade on the side of the tub. He told him of the importance of slicing lengthwise instead of across, and explained that the hot water and aspirin would make the task more efficient and get the job done (anti-coagulant, etc.)

Then he gave the guy a choice to make, and walked out of the room.
 
2013-03-11 05:17:30 PM  

lovegravy: Much better to say "Oh the little precious flower! Let me give you a Facebook like and make your entire life worth living again"? fark that. That'll kill the kid faster than anything I've said.


PARTICIPATION MEDALS FOR *EVERY* CHILD!!!!!1!

Now, let us grab a cooler of beer and sit out on our lawns while yelling at the kids to stay off of them.
 
2013-03-11 05:26:46 PM  
6 Step Programme to Fabulousness

1. Get over the hump of early teen depression.
2. Lose the baby fat.
3. Get buff.
4. Turn out to be a real looker.
5. Come out of the closet.
6. Tell the bullies who picked on him at 13 to fark themselves when they make sexual advances at 19 or thereafter. For some reason, bullies seem to forget that they were bullies, not to mention WHY.

Seriously, one in three gay kids attempt suicide, many successfully. I'd say the odds he'll turn out to be one of these kids are about 9 to 1.

Ugly? Check out the classic English nose, the tiny girlish mouth* and the eyes. What will that hair look like on a 19-year-old?

*If I'm right about him being gay, this is his main handicap. Not that anybody else will care.
 
2013-03-11 05:28:53 PM  

PapaChester: I know this is an assumption the size of the Milky Way, but that single picture of the mother screams "I AM THE MOST IMPORTANT CREATURE IN THE WORLD." I bet the kid is suffering due to the mother's ignorance of parenting.

/giant, massive assumptions and generalizations.
//Wha father whar?


assumption? um. yeah you bet... lemme give you one possible explantion.., parents are divorced. split custody. at mom's the kid doesn't cut because pays attention and the kid is kept occupied with activities, homework, soccer, or maybe just quiet time watching a movie.

THEN kid goes to fthers house where there two step-siblings and less supervision ensues. so cutting occurs because a) it's an attention getter and b) no one is watching close enough to prevent it.

lather,rinse, repeat every. farking. week.

thus scenario is plausible and I'm sure is happening somewhere as we speak. in fact, that hypothetical child might have cut themselves today as a matter of fact...

remember: when you assume you make an ass of yourself ...l
 
2013-03-11 05:35:52 PM  

The Great EZE: lovegravy: So to be clear your solution is to change the entire world to accommodate this kid.

My suggestion is to teach the kids to deal with it Themselves.

Bullying is absolutely wrong, But it is impossible to stop. Millions of kids are bullied and they don't cut themselves. This kid obviously doesn't like himself and a bunch of Facebook likes won't change that.

Maybe I'm naive but I believe that even if we can't fully eradicate a problem it is still worthwhile to try where we can. Or at least minimize the damage. Or at the VERY LEAST not respond to a depressed 13-year-old kid by calling him an attention whore who deserves the hell being brought on him.

One of the lasting impressions I hope my generation leaves on the world is acknowledgement that treating people with respect isn't a sign of weakness, that making a kid who already feels shiatty about life feel even shiattier should be avoided--even if it gives you a "back-in-the-day self-reliance" boner. Because if I ever reach the point where I believe (and this isn't just you, I'm now addressing the general tone of threads like this) the best solution to depression is prodding the depressed person to end it all I hope I manage to do the next generation a service and off myself first.

/Richard Simmons got a lot more desperate people to lose weight, keep it off, and feel better about themselves through "coddling" than Jillian The Barking Shrew Michaels and all the exploitative "Boot Camp" programs in the world ever could.



OK then, tell me how what the mother did will DECREASE the incidence of bullying on her child.

Again, she didn't solve anything.  She made herself feel like she was doing something with the least amount of effort possible and temporarily covered up the problem which will resurface bigger and badder for her actions.
 
2013-03-11 05:38:15 PM  

brantgoose: 6 Step Programme to Fabulousness

1. Get over the hump of early teen depression.
2. Lose the baby fat.
3. Get buff.
4. Turn out to be a real looker.
5. Come out of the closet.
6. Tell the bullies who picked on him at 13 to fark themselves when they make sexual advances at 19 or thereafter. For some reason, bullies seem to forget that they were bullies, not to mention WHY.


The best revenge is living well.

Or so I heard.....
 
Ant
2013-03-11 05:40:24 PM  

The Great EZE: Well that's the problem: bullying is bullying, whether it's about something fixable or not. People think just because this kid was being bullied for something fixable means there's a simple solution and he's wrong for feeling awful about it. I'm saying no, so long as you're not a bad person there's no reason at all to accept being made to feel like a bad person.

That's why I stress the "health vs. social acceptance" aspect of exercise advice. Telling him to fix being fat so he'll stopped being bullied is akin to telling him that his bulling was valid in the first place.


You've expressed my feelings in a way that I was unable to do. This
 
2013-03-11 05:41:57 PM  

xanadian: brantgoose: 6 Step Programme to Fabulousness

1. Get over the hump of early teen depression.
2. Lose the baby fat.
3. Get buff.
4. Turn out to be a real looker.
5. Come out of the closet.
6. Tell the bullies who picked on him at 13 to fark themselves when they make sexual advances at 19 or thereafter. For some reason, bullies seem to forget that they were bullies, not to mention WHY.

The best revenge is living well.

Or so I heard.....


The hard part is getting to that point of living well while remaining happy. Plus unless you win the lottery, become famous, or something else, and they notice, then it's not much of a revenge; it's more of a self satisfaction that you "won".
 
2013-03-11 05:46:10 PM  

Ant: The Great EZE: Well that's the problem: bullying is bullying, whether it's about something fixable or not. People think just because this kid was being bullied for something fixable means there's a simple solution and he's wrong for feeling awful about it. I'm saying no, so long as you're not a bad person there's no reason at all to accept being made to feel like a bad person.

That's why I stress the "health vs. social acceptance" aspect of exercise advice. Telling him to fix being fat so he'll stopped being bullied is akin to telling him that his bulling was valid in the first place.

You've expressed my feelings in a way that I was unable to do. This


So he'll still be fat and unhappy about it, what exactly got solved?

Nothing.

If he's happy about being fat then that's a solution.
If he's unhappy about being fat and he loses weight, then that's a solution.
Asking the world to kindly not point out that he's fat so he can remain sheltered in a soft cocoon of denial is not a solution.
 
Ant
2013-03-11 05:56:30 PM  

lovegravy: Asking the world to kindly not point out that he's fat so he can remain sheltered in a soft cocoon of denial is not a solution.



How about asking the world to stop being such a bunch of pricks to each other? Stop trying to justify your intolerance by pretending to have your victims' best interests at heart. What a bunch of bullshiat.
 
2013-03-11 06:09:44 PM  

brantgoose: 6 Step Programme to Fabulousness

1. Get over the hump of early teen depression.
2. Lose the baby fat.
3. Get buff.
4. Turn out to be a real looker.
5. Come out of the closet.
6. Tell the bullies who picked on him at 13 to fark themselves when they make sexual advances at 19 or thereafter. For some reason, bullies seem to forget that they were bullies, not to mention WHY.

Seriously, one in three gay kids attempt suicide, many successfully. I'd say the odds he'll turn out to be one of these kids are about 9 to 1.

Ugly? Check out the classic English nose, the tiny girlish mouth* and the eyes. What will that hair look like on a 19-year-old?

*If I'm right about him being gay, this is his main handicap. Not that anybody else will care.


  The last thing the kid needs is your pro-gay proselytizing. He is confused enough as it is without the drama queens coming in forcing him to believe an unnatural sexual choice is anything but.
 
2013-03-11 06:10:01 PM  

lovegravy: OK then, tell me how what the mother did will DECREASE the incidence of bullying on her child.

Again, she didn't solve anything.  She made herself feel like she was doing something with the least amount of effort possible and temporarily covered up the problem which will resurface bigger and badder for her actions.


This we can talk about. I'm not really a big fan of what she did. The kid needs real support from real people, not a bunch of platitudes shipped from all over the world. Though it is a nice gesture that will hopefully give him some reassurance that he's not so bad.

Frankly, the issue of adolescent depression is difficult. When the depression is exacerbated by bulling, doubly so. Ideally, you just ride it out until you get older, leave the high school, and find yourself in a world where people are a little more mature. That's obviously easier said than done. Talking to someone would help (if not his mother then a professional his mother can find). Real friends in school--people his age he can relate to and share interests with--even better. But there's no simple solution. It doesn't mean you stop looking for one, it doesn't mean you yell at the kid to figure it out himself.

And yes, it would be nice if he started dieting and exercising, so long as he understands the real benefits of doing so. They are, in order:

1. You lengthen your lifespan.
2. You feel more energized.
3. If you do it in a group setting you'll make friends in the group.
4. You eventually start feeling better about yourself afterward.
...
infinity - 1. It'll make the bullies happy.
 
2013-03-11 06:18:02 PM  
hey kid if you get a job in IT, by the time your 30 NOBODY will bully you anymore.  even if you're a 380 lb fat guy
 
2013-03-11 06:23:42 PM  

Ant: lovegravy: Asking the world to kindly not point out that he's fat so he can remain sheltered in a soft cocoon of denial is not a solution.


How about asking the world to stop being such a bunch of pricks to each other? Stop trying to justify your intolerance by pretending to have your victims' best interests at heart. What a bunch of bullshiat.


Ending bullying in schools is a noble goal, and we should all be working together to do just that. It's not going to happen overnight, though. As a parent with kids in this awful, evil age, I can tell you that sometimes it's about keeping the bullseye off your kid's ass.

That said, actual weight is not this kid's problem. He is not a lard butt by modern standards, and is probably pretty average for his grade. That said, involving him in something athletic* will boost his self esteem, give him some positive social interaction, improve his health and his mental state, get him out of the house, and possibly get him strong enough to throw the elbow. Fighting is not the answer bad bad bad blah blah blah but again as a parent I'm saying that sometimes throwing the elbow is a necessary evil. The bullseye thing and all.

* making him go out for school soccer (or whatever the popular sport is there) is probably a bad idea. A better idea would be an individual sport like swimming, martial arts, or something really cool like fencing.
 
2013-03-11 07:08:23 PM  

lovegravy: Asking the world to kindly not point out that he's fat so he can remain sheltered in a soft cocoon of denial is not a solution.


Right?  And to all those poor people out there, have you tried not being poor?  It pretty much f*cking rocks.
 
2013-03-11 07:18:29 PM  
The kid wasn't going to kill himself. It was just a cry for help and attention. At least it worked for him.
 
2013-03-11 07:36:03 PM  
'if you don't love me i'll kill myself'


this isn't a feel good story so much as a tread lightly with the possible unintentional lessons learned from this story.
 
2013-03-11 08:17:36 PM  

Wobble: As a parent going through a very similar situation with my 12 year old daughter, I fail to see the humor in most of the posts on here.  This is a cry for help, not attention.  You children that choose to downplay the seriousness of this problem need to get out of your mom's basement, find a girl (good luck), get married and have a kid.  If this is still funny in 13 or 14 years, then make your jokes.  That will just prove you're still a self centered asshole.


farking this right here. I know I won't be missed but this thread is the nail in the coffin. As many reasonable and insightful posters as there on here, they are vastly outnumbered by the douchebags.

And everyone calling this kid an attention whore is just jealous that no one's paying attention to their lame ass life. Keep on hating, fark. I'm out.
 
2013-03-11 08:28:51 PM  
Scary: 13-year-old attetion-whore cuts himself. Scarier: Posts on Instagram that he is going to kill himself on his birthday. Better: His mom finds out and conducts attention-whoring of her own on facebook. BEST: His attention-whoring has paid off and now he's a minor celebrity thanks to wishy-washy pussies who think this story is interesting.
 
2013-03-11 08:46:23 PM  

mbillips: LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.

THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.


I HATED middle school. In hindsight, I would rather have endured a DECADE of high school
than those two years of middle school.

I had a fair number of friends, but was ill-equpped to navigate the social waters of kids trying
to figure out who they are and cannibalizing anybody who was deemed different. I also wore
my heart on my sleeve - couldn't hide a crush to save my life. I was tall, gangly, and had no
boobs to speak of. I looked like a short-haired bucktoothed elf. Guess how many guys *liked*
knowing I had a crush on them?

My youngest son just started middle school last August. He's a lot like me as far as the heart
on sleeve thing. He likes this one girl a lot. They've been friends since 4th grade and she
kind of took him under her wing in 5th grade when some of the other kids picked on him for
being "different" (he's an Aspie / HFA). He gets some teasing about liking her, but I actually
think that the Asperger's is a gift - he doesn't "get" the social nuances so a lot of the comments
just roll right off.
 
2013-03-11 08:50:30 PM  

digitalrain: mbillips: LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.

THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.

I HATED middle school. In hindsight, I would rather have endured a DECADE of high school
than those two years of middle school.

I had a fair number of friends, but was ill-equpped to navigate the social waters of kids trying
to figure out who they are and cannibalizing anybody who was deemed different. I also wore
my heart on my sleeve - couldn't hide a crush to save my life. I was tall, gangly, and had no
boobs to speak of. I looked like a short-haired bucktoothed elf. Guess how many guys *liked*
knowing I had a crush on them?

My youngest son just started middle school last August. He's a lot like me as far as the heart
on sleeve thing. He likes this one girl a lot. They've been friends since 4th grade and she
kind of took him under her wing in 5th grade when some of the other kids picked on him for
being "different" (he's an Aspie / HFA). He gets some teasing about liking her, but I actually
think that the Asperger's is a gift - he doesn't "get" the social nuances so a lot of the comments
just roll right off.


Asperger's Syndrome (not "Aspies" *vomit*) is most certainly NOT a gift. It's an excuse to not have to even try fitting in or developing social skills. I hope for your kid's sake that he doesn't run around confessing publicly that he's "an Aspie". If so, he deserves whatever he gets..
 
2013-03-11 09:38:37 PM  

stonicus: Master Sphincter: Seems to me that cutting your arms and threatening suicide has more to do with kids trying to punish Mom and Dad than a real problem.

For some it is a way of exerting control on their lives.  "They think they can hurt me?  Ha!  Nobody can hurt me more than I can hurt myself, I win!"  or "If I am gonna be hurt, I am gonna do it on my terms in my way."

Not the healthiest of choices, and not true in all cases.  But for some, that is their mentality.


For others, it's a pressure release valve. When your life is so miserable that you feel like all of that
emotional pain just wells up and up inside until there's nowhere else for it to go. It's either give it a
way out or explode. To someone with that mindset, there's something cathartic about drawing a
blade across your skin - that first hiss of pain that temporarily short circuits the emotional pain - and
watching for those first beads of blood and imagining all of the pain oozing out along with the blood.

Yeah, I had times as a teenager when I was a bit of a cutter.
 
2013-03-11 09:42:28 PM  
MAIL ONLINE is not a real news agency, they are a tabloid.  they make stuff up. jeeez.
 
2013-03-11 09:45:40 PM  
Somehow I think that publicly revealing he is/was suicidal and a cutter will ultimately backfire.
 
2013-03-11 09:48:03 PM  

Mock26: Somehow I think that publicly revealing he is/was suicidal and a cutter will ultimately backfire.


If he was in fact suicidal, he wouldn't have warned the internet of his intentions.
 
2013-03-11 09:50:38 PM  

AbortionsForAll: digitalrain: mbillips: LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.

THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.

I HATED middle school. In hindsight, I would rather have endured a DECADE of high school
than those two years of middle school.

I had a fair number of friends, but was ill-equpped to navigate the social waters of kids trying
to figure out who they are and cannibalizing anybody who was deemed different. I also wore
my heart on my sleeve - couldn't hide a crush to save my life. I was tall, gangly, and had no
boobs to speak of. I looked like a short-haired bucktoothed elf. Guess how many guys *liked*
knowing I had a crush on them?

My youngest son just started middle school last August. He's a lot like me as far as the heart
on sleeve thing. He likes this one girl a lot. They've been friends since 4th grade and she
kind of took him under her wing in 5th grade when some of the other kids picked on him for
being "different" (he's an Aspie / HFA). He gets some teasing about liking her, but I actually
think that the Asperger's is a gift - he doesn't "get" the social nuances so a lot of the comments
just roll right off.

Asperger's Syndrome (not "Aspies" *vomit*) is most certainly NOT a gift. It's an excuse to not have to even try fitting in or developing social skills. I hope for your kid's sake that he doesn't run around confessing publicly that he's "an Aspie". If so, he deserves whatever he gets..


Wow...you assume a lot. My son is actually very social. And it *is* a gift because he is able to
see the world in a unique way. I wish I had the half of his ability to memorize the stuff. He's the
kid the science teachers come to when they want to teach their classes anything about sharks.

Got a question about weather? Ask Paul - he knows it. He has a network of friends - some of
them with Aspergers, some not, and he hangs out with them on a regular basis. He's a lector
at our church's children's mass. He loves school and in spite of the fact that almost iwthout
fail we were told at his IEP meeting not to be surprised if he got held back, he never has been.
He's been an A / B student and is in mostly mainstream classes.

So don't give me any crap about using Aspergers as an excuse to not fit in or developing
social skills. He IS different - but not LESS. He knows it and he owns it.
 
2013-03-11 09:53:38 PM  
So she got over it?
 
2013-03-11 10:28:40 PM  

Molavian: lovegravy: Asking the world to kindly not point out that he's fat so he can remain sheltered in a soft cocoon of denial is not a solution.

Right?  And to all those poor people out there, have you tried not being poor?  It pretty much f*cking rocks.


No, it sucks. Our goal should be to fix it rather than to reduce the frequency that you are reminded it sucks.

Again, fix the problem or just make the problem less noticeable, which do you choose
 
2013-03-11 10:30:43 PM  

Mock26: Somehow I think that publicly revealing he is/was suicidal and a cutter will ultimately backfire.


This.

Again, quick and easy 'fix' vs addressing the problem.

The problem is he's fat and doesn't like it. Hiding that isn't fixing it.
 
2013-03-11 10:59:36 PM  

AbortionsForAll: Mock26: Somehow I think that publicly revealing he is/was suicidal and a cutter will ultimately backfire.

If he was in fact suicidal, he wouldn't have warned the internet of his intentions.


he could have been GAY
nothin wrong with that?
 
2013-03-11 11:23:49 PM  
First, if you're going to kill yourself, who gives a crap if you go into debt?

'go into debt'? You mean 'are in debt'. and no, I don't care about it. Based on the number of phone calls I get each day, there are plenty of people that do, however, and that is exactly what I need... constant reminders of my complete failure.

Second, you don't know me, so I'm going to pretend I didn't read that.

I assume you are talking about the snarky 'just because you are surviving doesn't mean I can do it' comment. I have to accede that point. That was petty.

You are not the first person in the world that's had to go through this.  You are not special because of depression or suicide.  The flipside to that is the most important -- you are not alone.

And we agree again. I am not special nor will I ever be. SO, since I will not be contributing anything to society, why keep on draining it? Why keep on taking up space that would be better suited for someone who will make that contribution? As for not being alone? I guess that depends on how you look at it.

Nevertheless, you need professional help and not Internet snark.  Get some, and if it doesn't work try a different doctor or counselor.

Professional help? You mean those self-absorbed paper wavers who have no problem pushing handfuls of drugs into my system but can't take five f*****g minutes out of their month to even attempt some kind of thearpy? Or are you referring to the 'doctor' at county who spent three minutes with me one time, and spent those three minutes telling me I needed to get a job so I could go to his private practice and pay him for what he was supposed to be doing at that moment in time? That 'professional help'? Or maybe you are referring to the 'professionals' who denied my workers comp claim over this now permanent back injury because it was a very gradual thing and the law says I only have year, then I am SOL. Those professionals? And if it doesn't work try someone else? Who? And pay them what? I am broke. And, despite the definition having changed over the past 20 years, I am using that word in the traditional sense. Broke. As in no money. As in borrowing the neighbors internet to post this. As in zero dollars. As in eating a $2 bag of cheap store brand Cheetos for dinner. As in looking at a vehicle I cannot afford to drive and will soon be losing it too. B-R-O-K-E. No one in the medical profession is going to even spare me a look with my empty ass wallet.

Help is out there, but their hands are full with other people just like you.  So get in there, make the freaking phone call, and get your crap sorted out.

Help is a 'for profit' industry. I have no profit to give them. Therefore, no help. Yes, their hands are full with others, so just what expectation should I have? Phone call? I have been dragged out of my own shack already for making a phone call. No Thanks.

As I have said, I am a wuss. I can't do it. But, I don't want to live with this failure of a life anymore. I am not some angst ridden teen. I am at the half century mark. There is no greener pasture, no fork in the road, just a cliff. Maybe... just maybe... one day that desire to take control will be able to override that wuss inside and I can make room for someone with potential. Or, once I am really homeless, the elements can do it.

/HA... more wishful thinking... I will just live to be 103 while homeless and wandering the streets like a zombie... like I said, 'God' is not thru playing with me yet.
// BTW, I have tried three times to end it.. not in a 'drama queen' way, but for real... told no one... and failed. Hows that for being a pathetic wuss??
 
2013-03-12 05:22:29 AM  

AbortionsForAll: If he was in fact suicidal, he wouldn't have warned the internet of his intentions.


Right, because no one has ever killed themselves after announcing it on the internet.

lovegravy: The problem is he's fat and doesn't like it. Hiding that isn't fixing it.


Being fat, or being unhappy about it isn't the problem. He could probably be just fine with it if he wasn't mocked for it. The bullying IS the problem. That, bad parenting of the other kids, and teachers not controlling their students.
 
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