picture it: a youth mental ward, 1999…

once upon a time i was fourteen years old, and my mother decided i should be admitted to a short term emergency mental health facility for youths because i was unhappy and strange and i self harmed and didn’t like going to school (because i had no friends). 

i was not admitted against my will, in fact at the time i didn’t understand that it was possible to be unhappy without it being directly the cause of a mental illness of some kind, so i saw my imminent stay in a mental hospital as validation that i was, in fact, not making up the fact that i was unhappy and messed up. 

when i arrived at the ward, there were only three other kids there: a 12-year-old anorexic boy, a girl whose girlfriend had just been transferred to the long term (one year programme) youth ward of the same hospital, and an angry 17-year-old vision in black eyeliner and dyed-black hair who fought for dominance of the living room cd player to play tom waits as loud as she was allowed as often as she was physically able to. she, as predictably as any young adult novel you’ll ever read, won my heart immediately. 

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ok brace yourselves, at the risk of tooting my own horn this is going to be a decent piece of writing but it is also going to be very long and cone with content warnings, jesus why am i like, advertising my upcoming text post who knows but uh yeah anyway here’s wonderwall 

bonegeoisie

altonym:

bonegeoisie

socialworkercoachmcguirk:

purgeparty:

estando:

no war but the skeleton class war

the skeletariat will overthrow the bonegeoise 

screamingintovaginas

socialworkercoachmcguirk:

purgeparty:

estando:

no war but the skeleton class war

the skeletariat will overthrow the bonegeoise 

screamingintovaginas

Anonymous said: tell the story!! please.

god bless you sweet anon! 

i am writing it up right now - fair warning, it will be a long post - and i will probs post it v soon if i can get it done before i get too drunk to words coherent. i only have one beer left though, so it’s looking god! 

liketheghost:

who wants to hear the story of the first girl i fell in tragic unrequited love with, i had some beers and i’m ready to spill but i need the assurance that you’ll all be paying attention 

holding this heartwrenching piece of autobiographical writing hostage until i get more likes/replies/asks begging me to publish it tbh

who wants to hear the story of the first girl i fell in tragic unrequited love with, i had some beers and i’m ready to spill but i need the assurance that you’ll all be paying attention 

taylorswift:

Proud. lordemusic
lonelyapron:

Joe Biden is kinda done with me I guess

wow r u d e joe biden >:( 

lonelyapron:

Joe Biden is kinda done with me I guess

wow r u d e joe biden >:( 

did i ever tell you guys about how once when i was about 19 my dad came home drunk after a party at a coworker’s house and his coworker’s gay 20-something son had been there, and my dad told me that he’d spent much of the evening talking to him, by which he seemed to mostly mean “talking at this poor kid about the rolling stones and also about how he’s totally down with the gays” and my father stood in our living room, the first time i had ever seen him drunk, and declared himself a guru of gay people