Cutting

posted October 4th, 2014, 2:01 am


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November 9th, 2013, 6:29 am

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***OFFICIAL WARNING***
In a few days, this chapter will get VERY dark. Trigger warnings of all kinds here. Skip to the continuation of "Legalities", where it is still dark, but not.. not like this.
Additionally, I will be talking about my own life to a greater extent, and it will not be pleasant. You have been warned.

The title is that it was a cutting remark, NOT that she is cutting. I told you last year that is one place I will never go in Annie's life. Nobody, NOBODY should have to carry scars they caused on themselves. The wounds may seal over the flesh, but the wounds in the soul last eternally. That is one thing that nobody should ever, ever have.

I've told you before that I have cut. And do cut. And I hate it when I do it, but sometimes it's all I have to be able to cope. And it is wrong, and I hate that I am so weak, that I can feel so alone. DON'T BE ME.

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October 4th, 2014, 12:17 pm

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So is even mentioning it here a good idea? Does it seed ideas? idk... I really appreciate the need for cutters to not be isolated, but maybe it's like a Pandora's box? Well... it is out already and no amount of wishing can put it back. You're probably right to talk about it openly: it is a thing and individuals have to deal with it. If it wasn't cutting, it could be something far worse. I'm outside my knowledge zone. Sorry.

I'd just like to state that I'd hug the fuck out of anyone I knew who was actively cutting. I'll hug the fuck out of anyone really.

Anyway: Vic. Like so many allies/lovers he is shut out of her problems. But the problems are out already Annie and so trying to shield Vic from them? Maybe Vic thinks he can help - there's no doubt he wants to, but ultimately, it's Annie who has to walk the walk.

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October 4th, 2014, 3:11 pm

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@stickygirl: Because it has so much impact, we should be paying attention to it. Someone already saw it on an earlier page, when Thompkins gave (Tony) his sister's goth stuff - their mind went to cutting. It isn't an issue that can, or should, be kept away.

A few weeks ago I made a post on the facebook page about cutting because one of my friends had done it again and I took it into my own hands to help try to show her how not to do it again. We can't, as a people, avoid the hurt inside ourselves or pretend it isn't there. If we talk about it, openly, then we can all be better off for it. And hey, the last thing Wildflowers does is skirt hard issues, right?

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October 4th, 2014, 3:19 pm

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Okay, now I'm caught up - for now.

I really like this webcomic.

Thank you for making it!

Thank you for continuing to make it!

Thank you for reading my comment.

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October 4th, 2014, 4:03 pm

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@Siva: Thanks for joining us so far! It is posted to the end of Sept 2015, so you have at least one more year of story to go, even if I explode and my little chunklettes can't keep drawing. Hope you enjoy!

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October 4th, 2014, 7:38 pm

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[Triggery? Idk]
I have been a cutter since I was around 11. I still do it occasionally. Hell, I did it last night because I didn't have anything else. The time before that, though, was the same reason as you-because someone else did.

It's incredibly common now. Lots of people I know, 99% of my friends, have done it. One friend from middle school cut too deep and was alone. She didn't make it.

There are a TON of people here who do it for attention. Show them off, and if they can't cut for fear of getting caught, they wear tons of bracelets to make it seem like they're 'hiding'.

I hate them. I fucking hate them for making fun of and normalizing something so fucked up and painful.

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October 5th, 2014, 1:31 am

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@Dew: If you have to put a trigger warning on a WF page, you've done something seriously wrong!

I haven't been going at it that long - I managed to kill off my emotions the other ways. It wasn't until I was ready to die that I started to train myself. After that, it was just so relieving to know that I COULD die if I needed to, having that sense of control was pivotal to not actually causing myself to die.

There are a lot of people who do it for attention, or do it to be like "look how fucked up I am! I cut myself!" when the people who do it for the deep terrible reasons generally hide it. Such is the world though. However, the more we all talk about it, the less it is 'ok' to use it as a cultural thing.

Don't wallow in hate. It doesn't help anyone. Least of all you.

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