Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CHAPTER 16 : Wristcutters

It had been a rough couple of weeks for 'A' and 'Apple' I had a little idea but I didn't know everything about it.They fight and then make up the next day.These past couple of days she had changed quite a bit.Earlier I would walk her out of the school and we talked now she walked out with 'A' and 'A.Llama'.She used to study but her grades had started suffering.She joined the Badminton team.She was changing I could feel it.I didn't like it one bit.
In My Place,Coldplay
"In my place, in my place
Were lines that I couldn't change
I was lost, oh yeah
I was lost, I was lost
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I was lost, oh yeah"











What I did : I sat there making sure she wouldn't faint like she did at her home.All the time thinking why did she do it.I wondered if it was my fault.I believed it was my fault,had I talked her the day before she wouldn't have done it.She reached out to me and I didn't help her.I was so worried what my mother would say to all this and what to tell her since she was sitting there and that was the time when I didn't had my own personal mobile phone so used mothers.

What I should have done and what I'd do now : I'd not only stop talking to her but go over and give that stupid boy talking to.Moreover I'd call their parents (Both set of parents)  and tell what the hell these kids are doing.That will probably ruin your friendship but it might help your friend.Make them realize they did wrong.

Thankfully she didn't do it again.That was the only time that kind of stuff ever happened.

I see I have a lot of new followers recently so a word I'd like to say to them if they're reading this :
Thank you!Daily Diaries is a comic book series based on my life and experience it's aim is not to make people feel sorry for me or anything but to tell a story and entertain people even help a stuck up teenager like myself if he/she is going through anything similar.

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So tell me did any of you did anything like this?
Do you know anyone who did?
What are your thoughts on cutting oneself?

26 comments:

  1. This was great! The idea of hurting myself on purpose just makes me sad. If you have a bad life, you should try to fix it instead of being sad and hurting yourself.

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    1. Well I agree with you.You're a wise kid :)
      Thank you :)

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  2. I hate the thought of people cutting themselves - beautiful art/comic as always Neal.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. I don't get why they do it.
      Thank you very much!

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  3. Good chapter!
    When I was younger, I talked a lot to people on the Internet(sort of like I do now), but it was different back then, because I had no real friends outside of the Internet, and this online-group I was in was very dysfunctional. There was always talking about cutting themselves and wanting to kill themselves, and because I considered them my friends, I always cried a lot whenever one of them would say something like that. We were all around 13-17, I believe, and I guess I was 15 and 16 when I was invovled with them. Of course it was only when I grew up, I realized how wrong it was of me to be part of that group, and I think most of us grew up and was totally fine, except for this one girl.
    I believe cutting is really a cry for help, and it should be taken seriously. People should be alerted. Like you say, it's better to protect your friends, even if it means they're gonna stop being friends with you.

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    1. What happened to that one girl?And I am sorry I just can't see you not having any friends in real life.You're so full of life and fun I just can't .I hope you never thought about doing anything like that when you were involved with them.It's awful just awful what I don't understand is what're they trying to achieve by doing that.It doesn't help with the problem is it so hard to live that they'd rather be in pain than face the realities of life.It always bugged me why she did it and I always believed it was my fault because I couldn't calm her down the previous day.Though I wish I had called her mom up but I didn't not wanting to get her in trouble.If I had her life might have turned out differently than it did.

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    2. Last time I heard, she was in some institution, but a good and helpful one, so a good one. She was cutting too. I visited her once(she was Danish like me, so it was easy) at the institution, and her arms were filled with cuts and scars. I think she got better since, because I ran into her once, but we've lost contact - meaning that when I tried to reconnect with her after a couple of years, she didn't respond to my texts or calls.
      As I said, I think cutting is a cry for help, a desperate measure of letting someone know you're in pain.

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    3. It must've been awful seeing her like that.You're kind to visit her and trying to contact her. :)

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  4. Goodness, that's awful! I have a friend who cuts herself. I don't talk to her much anymore because she goes to public school now, but I've had to convince her to not kill herself. I hate that people feel like they have to hurt themselves. There's too many bad vibes when I'm around those people.
    Great comic!
    xx

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    1. She still do it?And you what!?That's awful,you're way too young to convince someone to not kill herself you shouldn't have gone through it.I don't know who's more miserable people who hurt themselves or the people around them.I'm not sure they think of anyone before they do what they do.Yeah bad vibe isn't something we should expose ourselves to.
      Thanks. :)

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    2. I think so, last time I saw her her wrists were still pink and not fully healed. I know, truly no one should have to do that, but I'm glad I was able to help her. Probably they're both equally miserable, if the friend isn't blind to the fact that they cut and such. It's hard, because I want to be there for her, but I also don't want the awful vibes that come with being there for her. You're welcome!
      xx

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    3. That's what is awful.We want to be there for such people but it comes at a cost of ourselves and more often than not we can't help them which make us even more miserable.

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  5. Still loving your art Neal. And oh Apple. Apple, Apple, Apple. I wish she would have known that there are better ways of dealing with things. Inflicting pain upon yourself,well the thought of that truly saddens me and at the same time angers me a little. I would have probably written a strongly worded letter explaining my disapproval of their relationship and then I'd probably have given A a gentle back hand. You know, just for good measure.

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    1. I wasn't smart as you are when I was 16.I wish I was though.I liked that girl and all I thought about was protecting her yes even from her parents.I'm pretty sure I'd handle this much better now but thankfully I don't know anyone who is into this kind of stuff.Your way is just perfect :)

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  6. Very good chapter Neal! And when I saw the title of it I was a little worried; with reason apparently. I've never hurt myself but well, having studied Psychology at University I did see some cases. One friend of mine tried to commit suicide taking pills; it didn't end up very well because it's as "easy" as it sounds... you don't take the pills and then you go to sleep and that's just it. Nope... she felt awful and had to go to the ER to get her stomach cleaned. And one cousin of mine used to cut herself with a compass. All these kind of things make me really sad to be honest and I'm glad to hear Apple didn't do it again but seriously if she had a fight with her boyfriend and her immediate response was to cut herself... well, that's not a healthy relationship

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    1. Umm..you thought I'd be doing it in the chapter or just because of the chapter's name? I've never done anything like this myself but I sometimes wonder what thrill people get doing it but I can't understand it.That's really sad about your friend and cousin,I hope they're well and have stopped doing it.Yeah it's a good thing she never did it again,that's what I thought!Thanks.

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  7. Great chapter Neal! It's sad when people hurt themselves. I know I could never do it, I can't even pinch myself, but I guess some people are wired that way. It's always good to try and help them as much as you can. I suppose I will have to deal with this alot, since I plan to be a school psychologist when I'm an adult.
    Mae :)

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    1. Yes it is really sad.We can try but I feel we can't help them unless they want to help themselves.I think that's amazing that you want to be a psychologist.All the best with your goal :)

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  8. This chapter struck me the hardest because I've had more than 3 friends who cut and I've also struggled with that issue before :( I think that's why, nowadays, I'm very serious when people do it and I don't like how people look at it as a joke because I know cutting is a product of depression. Thanks for sharing this! I think it's nice helping people who do this :)

    PS. Did you really draw this? (I'm sure you did, though, just making sure!) LOVE YOUR DRAWINGS :D As always, you're a great artist <3

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    1. You're welcome :)
      Yeah depression is a major part of this act.
      Yes I did draw this.Thank you very much,you're kind to say that.I'm hoping to improve though :)

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  9. I've never known anyone that hurt themselves like that, or in any way. Luckily.
    Though back when my Misophonia first started, I remember tying way-too-small hair things to my wrists. But I NEVER cut myself. Anyway, yeah it makes me really sad to hear when people hurt themselves like that.

    I guess we feel(some not all) that if our souls are hurting, our bodies should be too.But the really sad thing is, most of the time the only thing they need is a big ol' hug. :/

    ~ ^________^

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    1. I'm glad you never did anything like that and you know no one who does that!
      Yes I think so too.All you need is a hug! :D
      ^_______^

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