People frustrate me. Seriously. A woman I am friends with is in an emotional and verbally abusive relationship. For the past few months, she’s been trying to move from their home with their children; 18, 16, and 8. Shelters won’t take them because they’re not homeless and it’s not a physically violent relationship; but instead of asking her mother if they can move in with her because she doesn’t like her brother who already lives there or looking at renting something, she won’t leave. She refuses to rent, and as she was denied a mortgage due to her credit history and her refusal to work more than 30 hours a week, she has no where to go. Instead of doing something; I’ve offered up various websites and phone numbers with shelters and groups that will help or actually leaving; she just sits on Facebook and rants and complains about how Obama has fucked her. Today she posted a message that since the shelter she contacted won’t take them because they aren’t homeless and it’s not a violent relationship, when something happens to her, help her kids sue the government. Seriously? GROW THE FUCK UP. If there’s a problem, stop whining about it on Facebook and LEAVE. For months, I and others have offered solutions, found shelters, found groups that are willing to help, but instead, you’ve decided that because you can’t buy a townhouse or house, you’re going to sit there and complain on Facebook. What else can I and your other friends do when you won’t listen to any of our advice? Oh, and asking us to donate $100,000 so you can buy a house so you can get out of the relationship?
Because obviously what do I matter? It’s like my entire childhood all over again, Jenn doesn’t matter and neither does her thoughts or views. At least than I got a colouring book someone in the family got for free when they bought everyone else great gifts; I could colour in the corner where I was sent so there was room to open the gifts.
When you’re in a fandom, you feel you belong there.
When you’re with your group of friends, you feel like you don’t belong there.
When you’re in a fandom and they become your group of friends, you find yourself believing you don’t belong there.
And than you have to wonder if you’re friendless.