limbado asked: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KYLE!
Indeed! :D Happy birthday to our favorite blazered film aficionado!
Anonymous asked: Anyone else want to see a BHH/AT4W crossover centred around Ed The Happy Clown?
I SURE AS HECK WOULD! :D
… That kinda sounds like one of the greatest things ever, if I may be perfectly honest.
I’m just posting this because I need to tell someone and I don’t think anyone’s still awake in my house and I’m sorry if this is really rambling and not well structured but I’m pretty emotional right now
“Acting” is such a loose and fragile term here…
This review was written and performed from a very genuine place. Kyle has personal experience with depression. Most people directly involved in making this episode do. I have a panic disorder and seasonal depression. My sister, who filmed the ending skit, has suffered from severe seasonal depression since she was a teenager. Others who appeared as cameos have either experienced clinical depression for themselves or been close to someone who did, or have had experiences of their own that are relevant and comparable.
I will always be proud of Kyle for doing this. I will always feel proud every time I see someone post about seeing this for the first time and being so deeply moved by it… I will always be grateful to him for allowing me to be part of this, because of how I have been affected by my own afflictions, and by how I have come to know and be affected by his.
My friend inspires me. He is strong in ways he cannot comprehend of himself. He is aware and wise and sincere, he is intelligent and influential, he is loved and he is needy and he is brave, and he so rarely knows this of himself.
He touches people in ways I can only dream of doing someday. I have written things in this fandom that people have been touched by, but never on this scale, or with this kind of… permanence, universal truth-sense…
Even if he were only an entertainer, the work he’s done at his age would be enviable both in quantity and quality. But he’s not only an entertainer. He’s a teacher, and he’s an artist. With this review, he’s touched on the ability to express something that is deeply personal and infinitely sympathetic in a way that will move people and inform people for years to come.
I wish anything I did could be so… loved, and so understood as this video. I wish any of my fictions or jokes or on-camera roles could find and change so many people.
Yes… I will always be proud of him for this. And I will always be grateful, and I will always be able to look at this and know he will always be loved, no matter how far apart we grow in our lives. This is his… quintessence. This is why I know he’ll be all right. Because he has been heard, and in so doing, he has given so many of us a voice, so many of us who had no way to communicate this aspect of ourselves. And that makes him needed, that makes him wanted, that makes him appreciated. And it makes all of us a little more real. And that’s what the best stories do.