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“I had tasted cake and there was no going back. My tiny body had morphed into a writhing mass of pure tenacity encased in a layer of desperation. I would eat all of the cake or I would evaporate from the sheer power of my desire to eat it."
Hyperbole and a Half, aka how I met my soul mate.
I think Allie Brosh and I should get around and have kids with existential crisis sometime. I’m still wondering how to get around the biological issues considering that we are both women, but we have comics! Yay!
I see a lot of myself in Allie. We had the same overbearing love for dogs as we were kid. I once made an entire plot to break into the Pet shop and steal all the puppies when I was like nine. We also have a worrisome love for sweet things.
In a sadder note, we also deal with depression in the same way: by locking it inside ourselves until there was nothing we could do but open up and try to fix our emotions. It didn't really worked out like we both expected,but it did and that's what matters. As Allie described herself:
“And that's the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn't always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn't even something - it's nothing. And you can't combat nothing.”
But you can get better from most things,even when it's nothing.
Allie is simply the kind of person I’d like to be with. To hang out, to talk about random stuff like that one time a goose tried to murder her. It was a pleasure to be able to get inside her head for some pages.
Sentence: Funny, laid-back, full of comic books. Basically everything I could ask for a biography,and more!