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robin williams died today.

here is a list of things that robin williams was:

  • funny
  • sharp
  • kind
  • clever
  • and sad.

that’s important, the “and sad,” because sometimes sadness can feel like the only thing we are. it can feel all-encompassing. it can feel like the only thing anyone could possibly see, when they look at you: sad. that person is so, so, sad.

but there is always an “and.” we are never just sad. we are never only. we are always and.

we have all known people who were sad, who are sad; some of us are ourselves sad. being sad does not remove the other parts of us, though it can make them harder for us to see. when you are sad, you don’t necessarily feel like you are also funny, and sharp, and clever, and kind.

but you still are. you don’t have to feel like something to be it.

those things are written on your bones, they are woven into the fabric of your skin. sadness can feel so big, so big and overwhelming and complete, even when it is not a directed sadness. maybe especially when it is not a directed sadness, when it’s a depression that has no direct cause and nothing we can name.

sometimes the sadness is too big. people try to cut it out, or starve it out, or drink it down, or drug it silent. if this is you: i’m sorry. if this is you: you are not alone. if this is you: remember that the solution is never to give up, because you do not live in a vacuum. there are people waiting for you. there are films and songs and books and not-sadness waiting for you. i know that you don’t feel like waiting, but wait anyway.

if you need help, ask for it. here’s a link to crisis centers across the globe. if you live in the U.S., this is the national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

robin williams died today, but the genie didn’t, and mrs. doubtfire didn’t, and peter pan didn’t. sean maquire didn’t, and professor philip brainard didn’t, and alan parrish didn’t. batty koda didn’t. john keating didn’t. you didn’t. 

don’t.

Anonymous
Curious... why did you tag the last Kronk post with "giants" ?

That… was a mistake… and has since been corrected. I guess I was tagging while thinking about something else… Thanks for the heads up! 

-B.

Anonymous
The only thing I don't like about this blog is that it only updates once a day. It's become part of my daily ritual to log in to tumblr and see what my ladies and gents did last night, and you guys always leave me wanting more. (this is not actually meant as criticism you guys are wonderful and I commend you for keeping these up daily uwu)

D’aw, thanks! :)

We used to post as we created, but that resulted in some pretty dramatic peaks and valleys. Eventually we decided that using the queue to have one a day was the way to go. That way the posts are more spread out so you can all enjoy them longer!

-B.

I love how you ladies always find the perfect shot for each text! The eyes make me laugh every single time. :D

Thanks! We do our best to find the screencap with the greatest comedic effect. (Sometimes we find hilarious caps and save them just in case someday we find the perfect text for it.) Post creation is usually one of us laughing alone at our computer.

-B.