dquuot asked: Your fic How to Save a Life was GREAT. I know this is personal, so feel free to tell me to buzz off but I feel like you or someone close to you has had depression. Toward the beginning of the fic I was thinking, "Arthur obviously your existence isn't a burden to everyone ." Then I realized how accurate that was. My sister has depression and she's told me about how sometimes she feels like she can't do anything right and that everyone hates her. I didn't really get it till I read your fic. Thanks
I’m glad you liked it, and quite touched that it helped you understand your sister a little bit better (from my understanding, if I’m wrong, I apologize!). I’ve struggled with depression for around 10 years, and I guess I was a bit put out by the lack of fics that dealt with depression in a way that felt real to me, which is how HtSaL came about (and I would never tell you to buzz off <3 I am very open with depression and all its little surprises).
I’m sorry for replying so late; I’ve been a bit out of it lately, and I’m still trying to pull myself together. But I want to thank you as well for sending such a kind message, and I hope you and your sister have good luck and days to come.
(also, I bought a houseplant (a ribbon plant) when I was in a particularly bad spot. This may be a bit random, but I find raising a plant and watching it grow both boosts my mood and energy, because instead of the bad, I’m helping this little life grow and thrive. Might be something to think about. He was $5, the teacup planter was $3. I named it Teacup, and I adore it like a child. AND he only needs water once or twice a week >.>)
Anonymous asked: I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time, and by chance I found “One Night” and Jesus Christ, if I wasn't already in love with your writing style and the way you portray the characters and the ideas that you develop in your stories before, now I'm madly, madly in love. And even though I’m a lurker I know you have been trough a rather rough patch of years so I’ll just send you my most sincere wishes that everything in your life turns up well. Okay I'm sounding awkward and bothersome so bye.
I’ve actually been sitting on this for a while because I don’t know what to say (in a good way).
Anon, if you follow me here, thank you. I love knowing that people read and enjoy my stuff, and I hope that I can continue to write in a way that impresses you and keeps you in love with the characters (I hope I don’t sound haughty >.> if so i’m sorry). I think things are starting to get a little bit better now, and writing is coming more easily than it has in the past year, so I’m sure that’s a sign of good things to come.
I also want to wish you well <3 I don’t often say it, though I definitely should, but I hope you’re having a good year, month, day, anything. I hope things are going well for you, and that you receive as much kindness as you’ve given me.
Thank you <3333