What's the point of life when nothing is important?
(#) killjoy_blackrose 2012-10-13 11:44:23 AMwow...very deep and moving...projects the whole 'why bother' point really well.
if that's how you feel i can only send you a mental hug and say 'the point is writing such beautiful fictions as this'
Author's responseaccept hugs and wipes away tear at lovely comment Thank you for this, it means a lot. :-D oh, and I'm not depressed. I only feel like this sometimes- the depressed part I mean. Sometimes I get all emotional at the whole 'life's so big, and I'm so small', then there's a fork in the road, like I could go 'and I'm so pointless' or 'I could really make a difference'. This was the first, as you can probably tell.
(#) SyraStrange 2012-10-13 11:49:09 AM...Damn...
Dude, are you okay? I mean, this shit is dark. I had to reread it just to really grasp what exactly you were trying to say. And... I can't say I agree. With what the story's about and the lesson you gave me.
It's a disease, I agree with that, it's a cancer. This... You didn't give it a name but I agree that it's real, and there are wonderful people out there suffering from it. They are not alone in this.
I'm not sure if you were making the end scene a literal thing, where it literally pulled a plug on their happiness and the world faded into what's the point?
But what the point is, is that you can't give up. That's what's different with each person, when they decide to give up. I don't agree with the idea that everyone is the same. And sanity and insane are strikingly contrasting, even though I know you wrote the beginning from Ray's perspective. Insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. And I guess that way Ray did speak his truth.
This is a wonderfully written piece. I love how you put your feeling into a story and just let it run away. And I get it. You don't have to believe me when I say that but I get it. And no, if I didn't get it, it still does matter. Things close to you matter. What you find important, matters. Don't say it doesn't.
P.S. - Sorry to get all deep on your ass, but I wanted to give you a review you deserved for how hard you worked. I find myself happy knowing stories still get posted by people like you. :)
Author's responseThank you, your review means a lot to me. And get as deep as you like, it was meant to touch you- well, not at first. At first, I just wanted to write a sad one-shot, then I started writing about how I sometimes feel, and it changed, for the best I think. The end? I think Rays confession changed them and then they saw through (stay with me here!) Rays glasses- into a greying world with no point, just a less potent version. Then they'd subconsiously create music that would broadcast that vision to whoever listened to it, who would then take that in. I only feel like Ray did at rare times, like when I'm up late listening to music and it feels like I'm the only one alive. Then I (usually) try to fall asleep to get it to go away and when I wake up, it has 'disappeared'. Thank you, and I'm glad I made you happy, especially for the reason. (X
- Oh my god.
Oh my GOD.
This is really, really well done. But not surprisingly, it's fucking depressing. That's not a bad thing- evoking emotion is a good sign in a writer.
I totally understand what you were talking about in your response to killjoy_blackrose.... everyone gets that feeling, and sometimes it's hard to snap out of it. In this story, when you portrayed it as a poison, that was just amazing. I never really thought about it, but it happens. Not quite so literally, but being around such negativity can really bring you down.
Omg. I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.
I am so glad you don't really feel this way all the time. That would be kind of terrible. :(
Syra nailed it. There is a point to being here. Life has a purpose, or else we wouldn't exist.
(Sorry that this review is a little disordered.) ANYWAY, this was a beautiful story. People rely on Ray to be the strong, dependable one, so this was an interesting point of view.
I loved it. I'm looking forward to reading more stuff from you! :3
Author's responseAhhh, thank you SO MUCH! (I really wanna write a response that sounds... original, but I'm crap at these, so it'll probably sound the same as the others. Sorry!)
I wanted to do it about Ray because he SEEMS the happiest, and yeah, most people rely on him to be that strong, positive person. So I did the opposite, which I think's always the best. I'm so happy you liked it; I really just wanted to vent. Yes, I was pretty unhappy, but that happens very rarely. So I usually write and it takes the edge off a bit. Therefore, most of my stuff will probably either be depressing, suicidal stuff, or really cheesey fanfiction. Wait, no. Almost all of my stuff will be fanfiction. Heh.
But thank you so, so, SO much for commenting. It really means a lot to me when people tell me what they think. (X