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2013-11-12 02:58:24 PM  
I listened to the interview on Fresh Air this morning on the way into the office.  It was completely depressing listening to her stories about contemplated suicide.  I had to change the station and listen to some Disney music to cheer myself up.  Had I known how totally hot she was, I probably would have slogged through it.
 
2013-11-12 02:59:45 PM  
So long as they're not small things.
 
2013-11-12 03:03:04 PM  
Awesome. Her blogs about depression were so spot on that I had to take a break while reading them just to process the emotions.

Plus she's cute as a button!
 
2013-11-12 03:52:03 PM  
I keep meaning to get a copy of her book, I've heard it's very good.
 
2013-11-12 04:08:59 PM  
The book is great. "Dinosaur (The Goose Story)" is probably my favorite story she hadn't already posted on her blog, but nothing in the book disappointed me.
 
2013-11-12 04:11:32 PM  

miss diminutive: Awesome. Her blogs about depression were so spot on that I had to take a break while reading them just to process the emotions.

Plus she's cute as a button!


Same for me. I pretty much tried to get all of my friends to read it, because people that don't have depression don't understand it. I point at that post and say, "That's depression. Now shut up and stop thinking it's something you can just get over whenever you want to."
 
2013-11-12 04:11:59 PM  
The book is great and if her discussion of depression was too much for you, check out her blog Hyperbole and a Half, it's unbelievably funny.
 
2013-11-12 04:12:05 PM  
Not bad. I'd let her have sex with me.
 
2013-11-12 04:14:05 PM  
Parp?
 
2013-11-12 04:14:12 PM  
I may not agree with Terri Gross and her politics, but she is a fantastic interviewer. She does a great deal of background work and can save a boring conversation.
 
2013-11-12 04:14:54 PM  
I like this interview alot.
 
2013-11-12 04:15:34 PM  
ALL THE THINGS Considered
 
2013-11-12 04:15:56 PM  
I love the wolf game.

/one... two... three...
 
2013-11-12 04:16:25 PM  
ALL THE THINGS your average Farker would say he would do...
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2013-11-12 04:16:47 PM  
That thing she wrote about moving with her dogs is still one of the funniest things I have ever read.  I can't read that story in public because it draws out a really high-pitched embarrassing version of my laughter.
 
2013-11-12 04:18:32 PM  

Alexei Novikov: miss diminutive: Awesome. Her blogs about depression were so spot on that I had to take a break while reading them just to process the emotions.

Plus she's cute as a button!

Same for me. I pretty much tried to get all of my friends to read it, because people that don't have depression don't understand it. I point at that post and say, "That's depression. Now shut up and stop thinking it's something you can just get over whenever you want to."


Yeah, before she pretends she's got it so bad, someone should explain to her how it feels to be depressed AND physically unattractive; it might cheer her up a little about life.
 
2013-11-12 04:19:57 PM  
I submitted story on CNN a week ago with the EXACT same headline.
Way to fail, mods.
 
2013-11-12 04:21:52 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I like this interview alot.


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2013-11-12 04:21:58 PM  
dr.zaeus:  someone should explain to her how it feels to be depressed AND physically unattractive; it might cheer her up a little about life.

I get the feeling that this is not how depression works.
 
2013-11-12 04:22:02 PM  

dr.zaeus: Yeah, before she pretends she's got it so bad, someone should explain to her how it feels to be depressed AND physically unattractive; it might cheer her up a little about life.


And now we've heard from the ignorant-about-depression contingent.
 
2013-11-12 04:22:30 PM  

PirateKing: Parp?


Moum?
 
2013-11-12 04:23:30 PM  
All the things?.
 
2013-11-12 04:25:39 PM  

PirateKing: Parp?


Pimaricin, Ampicillin, Rifampicin, Pentachloronitrobenzene on agar media for isolating water molds in the family Pythiacea (which actually aren't actually mold at all but fungal-like algae).
 
2013-11-12 04:25:48 PM  
Sorry - gotta hate on this one.

Not funny, not cute, not profound on anything above a purely Kadashian level.
 
2013-11-12 04:26:01 PM  

dr.zaeus: Yeah, before she pretends she's got it so bad, someone should explain to her how it feels to be depressed AND physically unattractive; it might cheer her up a little about life.


As someone that occasionally suffers from fits of depression... You know nothing, Jon Snow.
 
2013-11-12 04:26:18 PM  

DeathCipris: I submitted story on CNN a week ago with the EXACT same headline.
Way to fail, mods.


It happens.
You'll get over it.
 
2013-11-12 04:26:26 PM  
Thanks, submitter-type-person, for posting this. She has one of the few blogs that consistently makes me lol out loud.
 
2013-11-12 04:27:14 PM  
As hard as Allie has had it (and I can only claim to have read, not having seen it or talked to her firsthand), the way she conveys her experiences and feelings through depression really ring a bell. She is fantastic at getting the idea across, simply.

Bonus: her boyfriend (fiancee?) is one lucky man.
 
2013-11-12 04:27:38 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: dr.zaeus:  someone should explain to her how it feels to be depressed AND physically unattractive; it might cheer her up a little about life.

I get the feeling that this is not how depression works.


You would be correct.  Finances, looks, friends, job... none of this matters when the monkey in your mind is flinging shiat around trying to find the self-destruct button.
 
2013-11-12 04:27:44 PM  
FTFA:  Now, not only is she blogging again...

Three posts since 2011 is hardly "blogging again". I hope she does get back into it, I love her work.
 
2013-11-12 04:30:28 PM  

PirateKing


Parp?


memedepot.com
 
2013-11-12 04:30:48 PM  

Fo Shiz: I listened to the interview on Fresh Air this morning on the way into the office.  It was completely depressing listening to her stories about contemplated suicide.  I had to change the station and listen to some Disney music to cheer myself up.  Had I known how totally hot she was, I probably would have slogged through it.


Ha.  I listened to it while driving to lunch, and missed the intro about who she was.  I killed the radio after she mentioned trying to set her sister on fire at age 3.
 
2013-11-12 04:31:06 PM  
FTFA:  I've got these buggy eyes, I've got a sort of tube body and a little triangle ponytail thing on the top of my head. It's a strange sort of animal-like creature.

img.fark.net


Clearly body dysmophia is part of her depressive issues


FTFA:  And it took months to figure out how to strike the right balance between levity and humor and treating [depression] with enough respect.

Dead on.  Very entertaining read with pretty deep insight.  It explains Major Depressive Disorder, which most people think is just sadness, a.k.a. "depression", in a very enlightening way.
 
2013-11-12 04:33:16 PM  
Reminded me a lot of Maria Bamber, cute, funny and way more issues than I could ever deal with.
 
2013-11-12 04:34:31 PM  

trippdogg: Sorry - gotta hate on this one.

Not funny, not cute, not profound on anything above a purely Kadashian level.


Hey, look! It's that guy who's wrong about everything!
 
2013-11-12 04:34:45 PM  
I'm sorry all her fish died, but I'm grateful she shared them.
 
2013-11-12 04:35:25 PM  

Dragonflew: FTFA:  Now, not only is she blogging again...

Three posts since 2011 is hardly "blogging again". I hope she does get back into it, I love her work.


I think a major factor (beyond the depression) is that she had this book deal, so most things that would make a good post was just put in the book. "Menace" was amazing, and I hope we see more soon hopefully.
 
2013-11-12 04:35:39 PM  

kmark: That thing she wrote about moving with her dogs is still one of the funniest things I have ever read.  I can't read that story in public because it draws out a really high-pitched embarrassing version of my laughter.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Gets me every goddamn time.
 
2013-11-12 04:36:53 PM  

DeathCipris: I submitted story on CNN a week ago with the EXACT same headline.
Way to fail, mods.


I'm glad you let us know that you are the true victim here.
 
2013-11-12 04:37:39 PM  

bojon: Maria Bamber


Bamford?
 
2013-11-12 04:37:40 PM  
Allie Brosh is the shiat, and I am glad that she is finally starting to see a little sunshine, so to speak. Hope she has it in her to give the world some more insightful laughter (and hysterically funny depictions of dog-thoughts).

I can't wait for the USPS to find my damn package with her book in it so I can read it!
 
2013-11-12 04:37:56 PM  
If you think her blog posts about depression are good, read the book. It includes both of those, plus a number of new entries along similar lines, and they still hit straight-on, and they still hit hard. It also includes a number of new funny entries. I was kind of disappointed that Wolves didn't make it in, though; that one's still my favorite.
 
2013-11-12 04:39:24 PM  

trippdogg: Sorry - gotta hate on this one.

Not funny, not cute, not profound on anything above a purely Kadashian level.


Did you bother reading the blog, or are you just going by the interview?
 
2013-11-12 04:40:23 PM  
Huh. Never seen any of this. She seems art-impaired ..
 
2013-11-12 04:44:27 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: She seems art-impaired


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2013-11-12 04:45:43 PM  
If I were President Madagascar, I'd shut 'em down.
 
2013-11-12 04:47:14 PM  
Yeah, she's cute except for that Bill Clinton Nose.
 
2013-11-12 04:49:20 PM  

bojon: Reminded me a lot of Maria Bamber, cute, funny and way more issues than I could ever deal with.

Bamford. Sorry! Went to favorites after posting.

 
2013-11-12 04:56:02 PM  

Banned on the Run: FTFA:  I've got these buggy eyes, I've got a sort of tube body and a little triangle ponytail thing on the top of my head. It's a strange sort of animal-like creature.

[img.fark.net image 462x581]

Clearly body dysmophia is part of her depressive issues


FTFA:  And it took months to figure out how to strike the right balance between levity and humor and treating [depression] with enough respect.

Dead on.  Very entertaining read with pretty deep insight.  It explains Major Depressive Disorder, which most people think is just sadness, a.k.a. "depression", in a very enlightening way.


She was describing her drawing of herself, not her actual body. She says that this beady-eyed creature is how she feels on the outside, but doesn't say it's what she actually looks like.
 
2013-11-12 04:56:28 PM  
Huh. I like her stuff and all but usually that sort of writing and attitude comes from someone with the physique of a wildebeest.

Well done.
 
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