Pre-Post Transition Post

This isn't a real post. I'm going to post the real post tomorrow. But it feels like there should be some sort of intermediate thing to prepare everyone for the abrupt change of speed ahead.

Here's a picture of an airplane.


I realize that airplanes don't look like that, but this has been a hard year for me and learning how to draw planes accurately wasn't exactly a priority. I maybe could have chosen to draw something else, but I started drawing the plane, and there was already too much momentum.

Anyway, I feel like this is becoming way more about planes than I had anticipated. Let's move on.

If, at any point over the last eighteen months, you've wondered what was happening to me and why it might be happening, my post tomorrow should explain everything.

I've been working on it for the better part of a year (partly because I wanted to get it exactly right, and partly because I was still experiencing it while attempting to explain it, which made things weird), and I'm relieved and excited and scared to finally be able to post it.

At this point, you're all probably wondering what is it? What's in the post?? Is it airplanes? And no, it unfortunately has very little to do with airplanes.* It's a sort of sequel to my post about depression. It is also about depression. In parts, it might get a little flinch-y and uncomfortable, and if I succeed in making you laugh during those parts, you're going to feel real weird about yourselves. But it's okay. Just let it happen. I WANT it to happen. Because it makes me feel powerful, and also because there are flinch-y, uncomfortable things everywhere. Seeing them is inevitable. If we can laugh about some of them, maybe they'll be less scary to look at.

Okay, so that's what's going to happen tomorrow. Hopefully this transition post makes the experience less jarring for everyone.

*As it turns out, there is a plane. I had forgotten about it (it's small and not the main focus of the post) and the coincidence was entirely unintentional. I'd never tell you there aren't going to be planes while being fully aware that there's a plane.

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Bethany Dawn said...

You are seriously one of my favorite writers. I'm so glad you're back!

OQ said...

*ahhhhhh* I knew there was a balance in the force. So very very glad you are back. So glad that the demon depression had you for only a while, but did not take you away completely. Those of us who struggle along side you know. know... know. and are happy you are back.

make us flinch. more people need to so that the condition can come out from under the corner of the bed, where it gets tucked each morning as we struggle to go to work, to raise our kids or shit... put clothes on.

*Doin a little happy dance!* Yaya! Allie's back! <3.

chopster said...

I knew you would be back ... but needed time to heal ... totally understanding ...

Kristin said...

I am so so so so incredibly happy that you're back!! I have also pre-ordered your book on Amazon. I am not a stalker, I swear.

Anonymous said...

As my son tells me to avoid the actual hug, "Air Hug!".

Anonymous said...

Over Christmas I literally looked over the entire internet trying to figure out what happened to you. I sincerely hope you are doing better.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to comment, and I NEVER comment. I am not a commenter. But I'm SO excited. I have thought of you often over the past year (weirdly often, some might say, given we don't actually know each other) and I hope things are better for you now and can't wait to hear about your experiences, no matter how flinchy.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back, but after reading all the happy comments, no pressure! hahaha?

Bossi said...

This just made 2013 much much brighter :)

linda said...

I love you and I promise everyone will support whatever you decide to disclose. You are fantastic.

Krysti said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

That is all.

Aimless said...

WOO!!! I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to post! I hope the depression monster has been beaten in to submission!!

Katie said...

Welcome back!! We missed you!

Midnight Agenda said...

This^

Peacebone said...

Yay!!! I'm happy you're back!

Jocelyn Phillips said...

There are tears in my eyes. I'm so happy to see you posting again. You have been sorely missed! So glad that you're doing better!!!

Venixie said...

I've come back from walking my dog with my boyfriend and then go downstairs to look at facebook and other stuffs and then I just SCREAM SO LOUD and he was like 'Are you ok ?Did you fall ? And I told him that you had post something and he ask me who the hell you are and that's the end. :)

Anonymous said...

We were worried, but not the sort of worry that means we're upset or angry at all now that we've heard from you. Just glad you're still around and sound like yourself.

KenMonster said...

Your depression post helped my wife get past some issues.
And then we re-read our favorite posts and laughed until we cried.
Giving you ALLOFTHEHUGS
Can't wait for the book

Sunny Kalsi said...

I've been worried about you. I know that's weird but it's true. Thanks for still being.. you know... around.

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, you're safe and alive and I want to give you hugs for SURVIVING. Sometimes that's what it comes down in the battle against depression (or anything really--pain, self-doubt, shyness...). Some days I have to fake it every minute just to get by. So I know that you've been through hell, might still be going through hell, but you don't ever give up, lady. My chain mail and armor somedays are heels and skinny jeans, ya dig? I might even glare at myself in the mirror as I angrily fix my hair when I just flat out don't want to do it but have to because GDI the bills have to get paid so I have to go to work anyway. Love you from Virginia. Hold fast and journey well.

{{{HUGS}}}

Diane Grady said...

So glad to see you back- I've been worried and wondering! Hope things are finally turning around for you. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you are back and writing again!!!!

Thank you for talking about your depression so openly. It helps those of us that have experienced it or those of us with loved ones going through it.

<3

Anonymous said...

So many of us have been pulling for you, but I worry that that sounds intimidating -- so here's a smaller thing -- I'm dealing with depression right now, too, but I'm getting better, too. I'm really looking forward to reading this, in all its ups and downs, and if I could I'd hug you.

KenMonster said...

Your depression post helped my wife get past some issues.
And then we re-read our favorite posts and laughed until we cried.
Giving you ALLOFTHEHUGS
Can't wait for the book

Tara said...

Welcome back!

Inga Brege said...

So, first of all, I think you are a comedic genius. I stumbled upon your blog during your hiatus and fell in love.

Second of all, your depression post was one of the more accurate depictions of depression (at least my experience of depression) I've ever read. I was literally laugh/crying when I read it. It's a rare gift to be able to describe being in that kind of place.

I just want to say thank you, along with all these other random people.

I can image you're rather overwhelmed with so many responses on your first post back. But I just wanted to say that even if you posted a picture of turd tomorrow I'd feel joy. I'm glad you're back.

Rushing Haise said...

As soon as I saw my Facebook update with your wonderful blog's name, I lit up. I have so missed your writing and presence on the interwebs. :)

Jen said...

So glad. :) Welcome back.

Zak Danger said...

OMIGOOOOOOODDD!!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

I'M YER TOTES BIGGEST FAN!!

YAAAAAAAAAY!

Unknown said...

Goosebumps!
So glad to 'see' you!

YAY!

meggodc said...

I found you late in the game and wanted very much to believe you were okay. I kind of prayed for you, and I am very happy to see you are here and alive and well enough to work and laugh.

:)

Cheryl Howard said...

YES! (I'm very findable.)

Michael Anderson said...

You go girl. Seriously. Welcome back!

Trevor Chart said...

So you've survived! So glad we didn't lose you! :D

Anonymous said...

Everybody else said it first so I will just say that I'm glad I started reading your blog because every time I write "alot" I picture a big fluffy drooly fu dog type critter that wants to cuddle and that makes me feel happy/warm/squishy inside.
Thanks
Cuz I got a puppy and I love him but he pees in my house alot.

Cindy said...

Thank you for posting! I'm so glad you're back!

GraveRobber said...

I'm so happy to hear from you again! I've been creeping your blog from time to time to see if you've posted anything. I've missed you! I think we all have. I'm eager to read tomorrow's post. I hope you are feeling better now.

Kelly Pifer said...

I missed you so much!! Yeah, there is a weird and finchy statement coming from not just a stranger, but a cyber-stranger. Anyway, planes aside I am glad you are back. I am ready for tomorrow's post and I just want to say thank you for not giving up. On the world, on us and especially on you!!

Genevieve Wellner said...

SO GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ENOUGH TO BLOG AGAIN!!!! Hope the improvements continue. So excited to start reading your wonderful views again.

WIRN56 said...

welcome back - so glad to hear from you again :)

Giancarlo said...

Welcome back, Allie. Good to know you're alive (sorry for ever thinking otherwise) and, hopefully, recovered from depression. Excited for tomorrow's post!

Righteous Indignation said...

You'll probably never read my comment, but I found your blog about a year ago. It was like discovering the best tv show ever only to find out it was canceled mid season. Since then, I've seen your name on countless other blogs and seen your art on people's cubicle walls. I tried to kill myself in high school, and no one knew. I was voted Most Popular and Most Likely to Succeed that year. I won't insult you and say that I know what you're going through. I just know what it's like to be well regarded and still feel like crap inside despite all of the praise. Knowing that it won't make a difference until you figure your own stuff out, I'm still compelled to say that your work is amazing. Making people laugh even when you're not laughing yourself is a gift. Thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

So VERY glad to see you're back, you've been missed! :)

Anonymous said...

I thought that might be the reason you were gone for awhile. Your spider post made me laugh so much when you posted it, and it was really great because I have been there too. I'm so glad you're back and sharing again. You're wonderful. - J

Anonymous said...

I've been struggling with clinical depression myself. It's good to see you back. Be sure and let your adoring public know if there is anything we can do to help.

Cheers,

Neil

Wendy Fonseca said...

Yay

Cristina said...

I know you may not see this in the wave of glee that is currently the comment section, but you have been dearly missed, worried about, and loved.

We're glad to have you back.

Jen E said...

Like many others have posted, I have been wondering about how you were doing, being a survivor of depression myself. I Googled you about a month ago looking for any news. You have been missed by so many!!! I can imagine what some of tomorrow's post will bring and you need to know you are loved and supported by strangers you have touched with your humor. SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK!!!!

PikaCheck said...

I'm so glad you're back! We've all been worried about you in the past year. I understand completely how encompassing depression can be- I look forward to your post tomorrow, flinchy parts and all.

Jessica Lilly said...

I thought maybe the swastika spiders got you!!!!

srah said...

You've been missed. Thanks for coming back to us!

Anonymous said...

Allie- I don't know you, but I'd like to give you a big hug for your candor, courage in fighting depression and the laughter you've already given to so many. Whatever your new direction, LOTS of people support and love you. I am only one. ((((HUG))))
-Robin

queenofschnauzers said...

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Essie said...

AAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

\
Yay! :) ===< *jumps for joy*
/

Your plane kind of looked like a shark. So will there be sharks in tomorrow's post? DID I FIND A HINT?!

Even if there aren't sharks, I'll still be here.

Gina said...

I've missed you. Welcome back. I already bought your book, so if you get sad again you won't have to worry about money. I felt that was the least I could do.

Rhonda said...

OMG you're back! You have been missed! I, too, kept you in my reader, refusing to believe you were gone forever.
/happydance

Linds said...

Yay!!!!!! So glad you're back, Allie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! < Not enough exclamation points in the world. :-D

Anonymous said...

ALLIE!!!! You have no idea how I excited I was to see a new post from you! I literally dropped everything I was doing to check it out! You've been missed immensely and I hope you are doing much better :)

I hope there's more airplanes.

Blondie said...

Words cannot properly express my happiness at your return. *spazz flail*

Treads said...

I'm so glad to hear you're back, no matter how flinch-y this next post may be. I would flinch through Alot of bears to see you back on your feet. You're a beautiful person, Allie Brosh. I can honestly say I've never been so concerned about someone that I will probably never meet, and clearly the rest of these comments agree. I've missed you terribly, and I'm so glad you're back. So glad.

Laurel McDonald said...

Welcome back! As someone who has suffered from depression for decades, I feel it is important to talk about it. You have more support that you probably imagined!!

Anne said...

All of the internet is so happy that you've returned! We're all rooting for you :-)

Jammer said...

We knew you would return!! Unfortunately, I am all too familiar with depression and understand completely... Thanks for sharing your story and making us other weirdos feel a little less freakish! Seeing your post tonight made my heart smile real big!! Welcome back Allie!!

Laurel McDonald said...

Welcome back! As someone who has suffered from depression for decades, I feel it is important to talk about it. You have more support that you probably imagined!!

EndofTired said...

*pulls up comfy chair*

*pours a cup of coffee*

*gets comfy*

Anonymous said...

Yay! So glad to hear from you!

CanadianChris said...

Even this little post made me cry a little. I'm in depression land myself right now. Glad to see you back. Hope you're finding your way out of the dark.

Ian said...

Yay! Allie's back! She's totally my clinical depression BFF even though she doesn't know it!

Kelley Kelly said...

Welcome home, Allie. Life is scary and life is hard and, damn, it's depressing a lot too. Let the flinch-y parts show and, I think, it helps all those of us who have our own flinch-y parts that we're scared to show, scared of, scared to even admit exist.

Kate Rogers said...

(((Love to you)))
Very happy to see you posting anything again.
You are very very loved by lots of people.

Captain Action GrammarMom said...

ALLIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I AM SO EXCITED THAT YOU ARE COMING BACK I THINK MY INSIDES ARE CRYING BUT IT'S A HAPPY CRYING OH MY GOD I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONE FOREVER AND YOU ARE NOT I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE BACK YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Anonymous said...

*hugs*

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back. Having experienced a good deal of depression and scary-flinchy stuff, I'm ready. You've been greatly missed.

Hollye said...

You are amazing. I am so happy you are back.

Anonymous said...

You have been missed Allie. It's great to have you back.

Anonymous said...

I've missed you!

Stephanie said...

So glad to hear you are okay and back! We've missed you here on the interwebs.

GeekBoston said...

I had just this morning admonished someone for saying alot and in doing so made them read all of your top posts.

I'm very happy to see you posting again. Very, very happy. In fact, I'm alot of happy.

<3

jbantau said...

Yay

Riot Girl said...

ALLIE!! My mom and I both have missed you. Welcome back. :)

Anonymous said...

You are amazing <3

Anonymous said...

So glad that you're back and hope you're reveling in all the internet-love from your fans!

dowhatuhavetodo said...

Welcome back, sweetheart!

Unknown said...

Like the gajillions of commenters before, I am SO happy you're back!

renman said...

And here I thought you were off giving art lessons -- this based on all the bits and pieces of art showing up all over the place that seemed to have "adopted" (ok, plagiarized) your style.

Looking forward to your return (and snorting milk out nose from laughing so hard at times).

And in the grand tradition of the theater on your (re)debut:

Break a Leg!

Anonymous said...

can't wait!

Kate from NJ said...

Just fake it until you make it, Allie. In life, I mean. Not writing. Just do what you can, and you'll find your way at "Adult-ing". The blog you've already created has given us so many good reads that we already appreciate you as a writer. Just wanted to let you know that you don't have to prove ANYTHING! You already did, and you can do no wrong in my eyes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Val said...

\o/ !! I have wondered how you were since your last post , so I'm really happy to see this 'entry'. *Welcome back hug*, even tho' I don't know you. I hope things are really good for you.

Anonymous said...

We love you Allie. I can't wait to see what you wrote about depression. I think it's great that you are writing about it. <3

Anonymous said...

We love you Allie. I can't wait to see what you wrote about depression. I think it's great that you are writing about it. <3

Alison said...

This SO made my day.

Hillary said...

I cant wait!! I love reading your post. Makes me feel like i too can do more then let my depression win all the time!!

noodlyspuds said...

"There are flinch-y, uncomfortable things everywhere. Seeing them is inevitable. If we can laugh about some of them, maybe they'll be less scary to look at."

That really spoke to me :) Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news! You've been sorely missed. I'm glad you're feeling better, you make the Internet a better place.

Amy B. said...

We are happy. And you are loved. :)

ashli113 said...

Welcome back, Allie. I hope you feel the love on this page! Squeeeeeeeeeeeed way out loud when I saw this!


Yeah. Lots of vowels.

Us said...

Just so you know we will be refreshing the page every minute starting at 12 AM in anticipation of this post...
DON'T keep us waiting..

We love you :):):):):)

OCnative said...

I will put on my sweat pants, make myself a margarita and be totally and completely flinch-ready with you.

We are all here for you, I mean you have legions of true hard core fans and it isn't just about the funny ass comics, it is about you.

Funny enough, I went to your site today, just to check, just to make sure I didn't miss something and thought of you with the depression post. I've had it myself and maybe that's why I am extra ready to flinch with you. Hugs love and prayers my friend.

Steph said...

Welcome back, Allie :)

Amber said...

I'm so glad you're ok! Welcome back! *HUGS*

jfer said...

Airplanes. Yay. Flying is fun when it doesn't feel like it's going to drop you out of the sky at a high velocity towards the ground. When it doesn't do that it's super fun. So, can't wait to hear about the small and non-instrumental airplane and everything else. I'll take what you can give. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've thought of you so often since your last post, and worried and sent a million best wishes. I am nervous to see what you've been going through, but thrilled that you're feeling up to posting.

Also, your work is outstanding.

Marie said...

I came by recently to check in, I'm happy you're back and sad that it's been so tough.

Anonymous said...

We love you! I'm so happy you are ok enough to draw an air plane. This is wonderful.

Dubird said...

*adds Check H&AH to her to-do list for tomorrow*

I'm really happy to see you're still planning on posting! I've had so many good times reading and then sharing some of your stories. ^_^

Krystalle said...

So happy to see you are back! Yay! You have been missed and worried about. <3

Megan said...

Omg, I feel like crying right now. I was so afraid that you were getting worse and worse and that you were never going to come back, but then I thought, you have to come back, because when I think of you I think of bears, and bears never give up, and now you're here, which means you didn't give up, so that means you're a bear.
T_T I'm so happy...

momo said...

Just. YYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!
You've been sincerely missed.

LimeLiberator said...

SO SO SO glad that you're back. Just know that no matter how bad you feel, you have tons of fans who are playing cheerleader and rooting for you! We may just be nameless, faceless internet beings to you but we're all individuals with hopes, fears, dreams, and sadnesses of our own. But no matter what, it's each person's fondest wish that that the people that we admire and respect will be able to make it through their struggles and find happiness. We missed you. Be happy. Be ok.

Anonymous said...

The worst part of depression for me is that it's recurring. It was only a year after I felt like I was finally doing well that it came back in full force, and that's when it REALLY hit me that this would be an issue for the rest of my life.

Jessica said...

Allie, I'm so glad you're back and that you have clawed your way out of the fog enough to communicate again. I've been concerned for you and would check back from time to time just to see if my feed somehow missed a post. You'll see: we never left and always were rooting for you.

Casey Carnley said...

Welcome back, we have missed you!

Lady Lemon Peel said...

You are the sweetheart of the internet, and I'm so glad you're coming back. Life makes us all flinch sometimes, and if we are able to laugh even in those moments, we will triumph over almost anything. I'm sure you will triumph. And thank you for sharing. Always.

Danette said...

Hey- just wanted to say so brave of you to be very open and honest about what is going on. I hope you have been able to make steps into working through your depression-- its not easy. But wanted to say you aren't alone :) Depression is real, and it can be helped. Finding a great counselor helped me-- sending you good energy and the strength to do whatever it takes to get you through this. You are a wonderful person and more people love you than you know <3

Anonymous said...

Allie, I can't NOT tell you how genuinely happy I am to hear this. And, moreover, I can't wait to read your post tomorrow. I have this feeling that you will be able to tell a story of the past year and a half in your unique, Allie-ish way. I am thankful for people like you, who share their hardest experiences with those of us who can't express ourselves with the eloquence that you do -- with humorous and heartbreaking clarity. Thank you in advance for sharing and making lonely people like me feel less alone.

Laura Egland said...

Rooting for you from Fargo, Miss Allie. In whatever shape or form you're in, always rooting.

Quien diria? said...

Welcome back! Best BDay gift EVER!!!

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Baby said...

Still here! So excited!!!!

Anonymous said...

The depressed and lonely kindred spirits of the world are texting each other right now saying "Allie posted again! She's going to write something about depression!" We love you.

Lianne said...

I'm glad you're back! Hope you're doing OK. I've been a total weirdo and checked your blog periodically to see if you were updating after the depression post. Love from an internet stranger! <3

Frimmy said...

I've suffered from depression. I'm not afraid. Bring it.

Noah J. Cohen said...

Planes fly because of the Bernoulli effect, which is a fancy name for the way air rushes over a wing such that the air moves faster over the top than under the bottom and the fact that livelier material has less pressure, so in summary, the airplane's thrust gives it speed and the speed creates a relative vacuum immediately over the wings, which gives the whole plane lift, which lets it also go up as it goes forward! The Bernoulli effect is a metaphor for how momentum brings us up.

Welcome back to the sky, cool-blogger-girl-whose-name-I-dunno!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are okay. Hope you get some sleep tonight and don't lay awake wondering if maybe you should have posted tonight at midnight! Looking forward to whatever you have to share...

Jan said...

It makes me so happy to hear your voice in my head again!

edhorch said...

You're loved by ALL THE THINGS! (Which phrase, BTW, can arguably now be considered part of the lexicon...)

Lauri Jo said...

I have looked at your blog every few weeks in the hopes that you have started to write again. Your posts have always made me laugh. Some have made me pee a little be honest! I hope you feel the love that seems to be flowing from every post here. I suffer from depression myself and it is a life long struggle for me. I have ups and downs and have learned many ways over the last decade to make more ups than downs, but there are still some really tough periods. I know that nothing any of the strangers posting on here can make it all better, but maybe this outpouring of giddiness helps?

Sylvia said...

Happy! Happy! Your plane is soaring. You are posting.
Looking forward to hearing your
'voice' through your posts.

Anonymous said...

/duct tapes Allie into internet

I'm sure you understand. It's for my own good.

/nod

Peggy Carlson said...

So excited to see hour post today! You have been missed!

Tazer Warrior Princess said...

My goodness it's been too long!!

Welcome back!

The Conscious Mom said...

I'm so excited!!! I've missed you. Laughing about anxiety and depression makes it so much easier to cope with. I can't wait. And maybe your post tomorrow will help me write more posts on my own blog I've been ignoring for several months now. Yay!

Abby - Bright Yellow World said...

It is slightly creepy how excited I am to see you here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111ONE1!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for proof of life.

chipper said...

YIPPIE!!!!!!! You've been missed. YIPPIE!!!!!!!

Moff said...

Let me be the 524th person to say YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY. And also that I hope you've kicked the Depression Monster in the ass.

Rhi said...

Holy eff! So happy you're back!!

Anonymous said...

Your posts are always so authentic/utterly hilarious/energizing. Thank you for that. No matter what happens in the future, know that you have been sorely missed. I'm so beyond excited to see you ready to come back.

Well, that got emotional really fast. Now picture a t-rex making a bed. All better.

Kristin P. said...

I actually thought about you the other day for some reason. Am very happy you are posting again. And also, not scared about a full throttle depression post. bring it on! i have been through it (and deal with it off and on), but the worst is over and it gets better, i promise (*with help*). :) welcome back! hugs.

Ellie said...

Ahhhhh! I can't believe you're finally back!!! This seriously made my day :) Also, depression sucks and it's kind of really oppressive. Like a turtleneck. Anyways. Love you, can't wait to see all the awesomeness you have in store!

Lin Pants said...

Hugs! All of the motherfucking hugs! And maybe a high five, because why not? I'm on the recovering end of a epic major depressive episode myself. I reread your last post on depression a lot in the past year, mostly because it gave me hope and made me feel like maybe there really was light at the end of the tunnel -- real light, not just another oncoming train (even though it totally was, but we'll not get into that).

Welcome back, awesome lady!

ChalmersBrown said...

I think of you literally about once a week. It's amazing because I had my own journey with depression this past year. I'm looking forward to seeing how you've come out on the other side of things. I don't assume to know who/how you really are, but I'm proud of you and happy for you.

Anonymous said...

WE'RE CELEBRATING WITH DRINKS AND SEX BECAUSE YOU'RE FINALLY BACK YAYAAYAYAYAAY

Sarah said...

Welcome back, Allie! It's good to have you back, and don't worry... the nice thing about the internet is there is nothing you can say that is flinchy-er than the things that someone out there has said, felt, or thought.

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you back online missy!

Skooks said...

I jumped a little bit when you popped up in my feed! Looking forward to the new post, whatever it is.

AMT said...

I'm so excited to you back on the internet!

Beautifully Awkward said...

I am so happy right now. Welcome back. X)

CitizenX said...

So happy -- as is everyone.
you.have.been.missed

Kelly said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are back! I'm excited and interested to hear your news! You have been sorely missed by everyone. It's great to hear that you are doing much better.

Bobdude45 said...

Yay!!!!!!!1111!@#$*&@#%(
I still check the site every week, knew you'd be back eventually. Good to have you with all of us again, you've been missed!

Erin said...

I have been checking back from time to time to see if you have returned. Oddly enough it is when I'm in a really down place and I re-read your previous post on depression. It's like my subconscious telling me to remember I'm not alone. Enough of the deep. SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK!!

Revé said...

The past year+ has been horrible, we hope you're doing as well as possible <3 Your humor added to your interpretation of a rough situation may easily benefit quite a few of us, I've done something similar over the past several months.

Rootabeggaman said...

Airplanes are cool. We can dig on some planes.... or depression.... or whatever..... we are just super stoked that this is happening. Circles.... shapes..... clouds.....

KM said...

Whoa! I randomly decided to come here today after over a year and figured this post must've been from months ago. It made me sad to think you never posted the update. How odd that I chose today to visit! Glad you're back.

Katrina said...

You're health is super important and I'm happy that you've taken time off to take care of yourself. You are loved (not all creepy like I promise) and you've been missed. I can't wait to laugh at your wonderful sense of humor once again.

Anonymous said...

We are all so happy to see you!!!

Belle Benson said...

So glad you are back! The internet was less with out you.

Anonymous said...

I love you :3

steph gas said...

i was soooo happy to see you in my feed again today. glad you're back to blogging :) stay posi.

lil t said...

Wahooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Amy said...

I NEVER GAVE UP HOPE AND MY PATIENCE HAS PAID OFF

marie said...

Yay! Welcome back Allie. We missed you Alot* :)

*intentional use of Alot.

Hailey Freeman said...

http://thehaileyann.blogspot.com/2013/05/hyperbole-and-half.html
I freaked out that you blogged, so I blogged about you blogging.

You don't have to click on that link. It's just a cartoon picture of me, crying with joy.

This is seriously the greatest thing ever.

Fred Mischler said...

Well, I didn't know you were gone, but I did think about you from time to time . . . usually something like, "huh, I remember that quirky, weird naively drawn webcomic that was also rather fun and interesting, what was it called . . . hyperbole & a half! That's it, I should look that up again, cuz I remember it making me laugh for a few good moments some time ago. She was funny." So, I hope I sent you some good vibes and maybe took away one or two quarks worth of depression or whatever you are going to tell us tomorrow - I KNOW how that can feel, glad you are still with us and looking forward to laughing with you again (if that's in the cards when you post tomorrow, etc.) Glad you are you, no one is a better you than you. I could go on, but you get it.

Jennifer said...

I was just talking to a new friend about your post...he knew of it too...and we both spoke of how we missed you. Then, TODAY, I saw you in my news feed on FB. I did a complete double take! What a STELLAR Surprise!! Yay...so glad to see you back!! :)

Steven E. Newton said...

We missed you Allie and are so glad you're back with us!

Anonymous said...

I'm so ready to feel weird (more than normal), I can hardly stand it! Whatever has been going on, I hope its all resolved. If I weren't already married.......!!!!

Lady Lemon Peel said...

Life is full of flinch-y moments. If we are able to laugh even in those moments, we triumph over them. And I believe that you will triumph. And thank you for sharing with us! Always. It takes balls to put ourselves out there, and you are an inspiration to all of us. Keep on keepin' on, sista!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! So glad you're back! :-)

Angela said...

I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE ALIVE AND NOT DEAD LIKE I WAS AFRAID YOU MIGHT BE. That might sound a bit scarier than I really want, but I'm super excited about this.

Jill said...

We've been patiently waiting, sending you the best of wishes and good thoughts.

Anonymous said...

**HAPPY DANCE**!!!!!

Robert Bradford said...

I'm so so so happy you are back! I've missed the laughter you bring into my life! Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Allie! It is good to see you.

Alisha Lucky said...

Welcome back. I was just revisiting the other day, wondering where you were...

And now, here you are.

Emily said...

Can't wait for tomorrow :)

Emily said...

Can't wait for tomorrow :)

Jill Cline said...

OMG!!!

As a fan, a blogger, and a mental health therapist...I am thrilled to hear your voice again. Looking forward to your post tomorrow and those that follow.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SCREAMING

SO HAPPY

AAHHGHEJISDJKFSK:D

Rachel said...

Yaaaay!! I really missed your posts. I've dealt with depression for most of my life, so I know how ugly it can be. I'm glad you're bouncing back though! Don't give up on yourself (obviously your readers haven't yet!)

JustLearning said...

so, so happy you're back. hope our collective happinesses aren't too overwhelming.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why I'm bothering to comment after 550 have already been posted, but hey - want you to know that yes, you have even more fans! So glad you are okay - at least okay enough to get back to your blog.

-- With love from another stranger (creepy!), Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Randomly thought of spagatta nadle last week and it made me sad because you've been gone for so long. I have missed you immensely and thought of you often during your absence! SUPER glad to see you back.

Steph said...

Welcome back sweetie :) It's so good to hear from you :)

Hep said...

OMG OMG OMG \o/

So good to see you back!

Madeline Fraser said...

I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK! I was worried about you. I hope things have improved, though I guess I'll just have to wait until tomorrow to see.

Welcome back!

icelightning said...

Glad to hear you're back! I've been worrying. I'm watching my friends list explode right now with excitement.

Christy@SweetandSavoring said...

So glad your back. Your last post hit home like no other blog post/comic/drawing ever anywhere.
This is also poignant because I've had a draft post I've been meaning to publish for months now, explaining more in detail what depression feels like for me. Anyway, I'm babbling, glad to see you and eager for what's to come.
HUGS!

joey padden said...

yayayayayayayayayayayay

Anna B said...

Yesssss!!! I've been hoping and hoping you'd come back! While waiting I read and reread old posts (is that too weird?)--they and you are awesome. So glad you're back.

Lisa Y. said...

Depression sucks, but if we can laugh at it, then maybe we can take away some of its power. I am so glad you have found your way back. I missed you.

Maery Rose said...

II agree that making a funny story and being able to laugh does help. It helps even more if people can laugh with you. I've been in the situation where people react in shock or pity. That did not help. It's good to see you here again.

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG!! YES!!

Rosewort said...

Allie,

I've been hugging you with my mind ever since you dropped off the radar. You brave, awesome, indomitable, funny, brilliant lady. It has made my year to see you post again.

Wanted you to know that thanks to you and your pain scale, I finally found a rheumatologist that isn't a dick. He laughed when I showed it to him and asked if it came in poster form, so he's a keeper.

-Rose

Sabrina PugTails said...

I missed you! Thank you for coming back! I just know tomorrow's post will be AWESOME!!!
Shay

Noemy Medina said...

Sending lots of love and barrels full of *validation sprinkles*. In a matter of hours you have managed to bring joy to hundreds of people through a single post. Just felt like stating the obvious...you're amazing! :]

Anonymous said...

I am really excited and happy for you to being able to post this. I always love your stuff. And Depression is hard. So here's a hug for you because of that. <('.'<)

Liz Armstrong said...

I can handle flinch-y and uncomfortable. Bring it on, friend. ;)

heyladymr said...

Welcome back!

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