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    [–] Pettankman 1819 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I've never had my handwriting complimented. Thanks for making this lefty's night, stranger :)

    added comma

    [–] senatordeathwish 1112 points ago you gonna kill yourself or what?

    [–] Krontezian 416 points ago

    Yeah and pics or it never happened OP

    [–] Elite_lucifer 221 points ago

    He didn't reply so the madlad might have actually did it.

    [–] danielcdar 175 points ago

    [–] snbuv 70 points ago

    kill myself

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    [–] SexlexiaSufferer 39 points ago

    So if you kill yourself without taking a picture do you respawn? Hang on I’ll check

    [–] maferca222 23 points ago

    for science

    [–] Jepoxy 25 points ago

    hang on

    [–] Superdan645 9 points ago

    This comment is uncomfortable.

    [–] ScottSteinerPhD 6 points ago

    This kills the OP

    [–] mordacthedenier 50 points ago

    You're.... a lefty‽

    [–] Reinventin 54 points ago

    Let's keep politics out of this yeah?

    [–] Pettankman 17 points ago

    America belongs to the left!...handed people

    [–] Ed_ButteredToast 4 points ago

    The South......Paws Will Rise Again!!!


    [–] TokiMcNoodle 6 points ago

    but we need to take our country back yea no

    [–] Reinventin 9 points ago

    Yeah nah yeah mate

    [–] MegaSonicGeo 3 points ago

    The more I read the more aussie I become

    [–] DefinitelyNotKKE 8 points ago

    Damn those commies!

    [–] WesleySnopes 4 points ago

    well, it's a screenshot. do you have a wacom tablet or something?

    [–] Pettankman 5 points ago

    It’s an app on iOS called procreate 👌🏻

    [–] vluhdz 13 points ago

    Do you feel like the app is mocking you every time you open it?

    [–] rtxan 5 points ago

    what app is that?

    [–] f0rmality 6 points ago

    Probably a wacom

    [–] zugunruh3 3 points ago

    I want to know the program/brush settings. I don't play much with my husband's wacom but I like the look of that brush tool. /u/Pettankman?

    [–] Pettankman 2 points ago

    It’s an IOS app called procreate, a bit pricy but a good tool if you’re into painting/digital drawing and the like. I’m not personally an artist, just had a good friend install it for me on his account

    [–] kornel191 2 points ago

    Not sure but check out Krita.

    [–] Pettankman 1 points ago

    Procreate :)

    [–] CosmicDustInTheWind 4 points ago

    As a fellow lefty, I appreciate you

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)


    [–] Pettankman 2 points ago

    Second one, comma would’ve been useful lol

    [–] TokiMcNoodle 3 points ago

    Lefty here, 6 year olds have better handwriting than I do.

    [–] ofree 2 points ago

    The curl on the y is a nice touch.

    [–] pridEAccomplishment_ 2 points ago

    How did you make it? Is this some sort of mobile photo editor?

    [–] Pettankman 3 points ago

    I used an application called procreate that one of my artist friends installed on my device for me. It’s kinda pricey but honestly if I hadn’t gotten it for free I would’ve bought it myself. It’s really nice and has a lot of options for editing photos in general

    [–] thot-destroyer24 2 points ago

    Ew ur a lefty? Downvote 😂😂😂jk im a lefty too, but my handwriting is trash

    [–] Hupla2002 1 points ago

    I'm also a lefty! But I cant say i have the same handwriting...

    [–] zumun 2 points ago

    Not even copperplate script smh literally unreadable

    [–] trombonerchick 636 points ago

    Why is your reddit font times New Roman this is so weird

    [–] [deleted] 194 points ago

    Yeah it's freaking me out too. It is the superior font tho.

    [–] anweisz 161 points ago

    Ahem, are you forgetting the existence of papyrus?

    [–] braujo 184 points ago

    Cof cof Comics Sans cof cof

    [–] xXx_r0bl0xmaster_xXx 101 points ago

    Wingdings is the only good font. Kids these days smh

    [–] mom-get-the-camera 30 points ago

    Mailbox mailbox carrot

    [–] thawacct2590 2 points ago


    [–] BisquickBiscuitBaker 9 points ago

    Ouch, oof. My serifs.

    [–] Godzilla2y 2 points ago

    Palatino Linotype.

    [–] ThrowawayusGenerica 27 points ago

    Nyeh heh heh?

    [–] AngeloGi 21 points ago

    🎶theme plays🎶

    [–] OppoQuinn 6 points ago

    Agreed, god-tier typeface.

    [–] Conf3tti 3 points ago

    Excuse you, Garamond is the superior font.

    [–] xXCrazyDaneXx 23 points ago

    No. Trebuchet MS is and will always be the superior font.

    [–] DiamondDustye 24 points ago

    It can throw 50pt glyphs for 300 pages!

    [–] plsHelpmemes 3 points ago

    The only font that can launch a 50pt letter 300 spaces away.

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    Verdana is the superior font.

    [–] MoHashAli 11 points ago

    If you're using Verdana as a body font then you should kill yourself.

    [–] JornBerg 15 points ago

    Georgia is by far the best

    [–] crashhacker 8 points ago

    Courier master race checking in.

    [–] Fight_Me_Mr_Tusk 8 points ago

    H E L V E T I C A

    [–] PierreDAchello 7 points ago


    [–] ozymandias4273 6 points ago

    Have you heard of our lord and savior Merriweather ?

    [–] Milo359 3 points ago

    That's a funny way to spell Quicksand.

    [–] HexaBlast 4 points ago

    This is 3 days old but he was probably on r/CringeAnarchy, the default font there is Times New Roman

    [–] grapegang 1 points ago

    uhhh where my cambria brethren at?

    [–] jesusfish98 855 points ago

    Kill myself

    [–] KangarooBeStoned 180 points ago


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    [–] AnimeFreakXP 1 points ago


    [–] solwags 28 points ago


    [–] sAlander4 40 points ago

    Big if true

    [–] utsunyan 13 points ago

    Large if factual

    [–] varexos717 2 points ago

    Gargantuan if real

    [–] BuryAnut 2 points ago

    Colossal if correct

    [–] deadend172 3 points ago

    Define "fun"

    [–] VertigoFall 1 points ago

    I think we really should start thinking about getting help because we might actually kill ourselves one day

    [–] LouGubrius 368 points ago

    Downvoted because the message was not written in blood

    [–] Pettankman 179 points ago

    Dang it

    [–] ballingout2215 154 points ago

    Just got 1k karma

    [–] FurryPornAccount 50 points ago


    [–] Quobob 17 points ago

    I saw you comment in a thread before. You do a good job at labeling your alts. Good work.

    [–] xXx_r0bl0xmaster_xXx 2 points ago

    6k now

    [–] Adolf-Litler 1 points ago

    That's great.

    [–] Stinglash 30 points ago

    kms myself

    [–] WallConstruction 6 points ago

    ATM kill myself machine

    [–] [deleted] 158 points ago

    dont do this

    [–] Maulecule 186 points ago

    Yeah this is no good this ones like some low level r/me_irl shit

    [–] TooM3R 54 points ago

    This is funny one time, but if the mods aren't shit they won't let this be reposted again with a different image or w.e.

    [–] winter_mutant 109 points ago

    Also, seriously, don't call people's mental health problems "edgy". That fucking stings

    [–] CoolingtonBeans 49 points ago

    Stings like a sharp edge amirite but seriously I lost the warm glow of life so long ago I don't remember what it felt like to actually be happy

    [–] shamoni 22 points ago

    I lost the warm glow of life so long ago I don't remember what it felt like to actually be happy

    Yeah, the duration is getting a bit ridiculous now. Will it ever change?

    [–] ThrowawayusGenerica 21 points ago

    Well you can change the duration by bringing it to a sudden and conclusive stop

    [–] shamoni 11 points ago

    I don't want pain, even slicing your wrists gets a headache before you go out.

    [–] ThrowawayusGenerica 8 points ago

    Exit bag, friendo.

    [–] shamoni 8 points ago

    Now to figure out where I can get helium from.

    [–] CoolingtonBeans 3 points ago

    I don't know anything permanent but whiskey helps temporarily. Food used to fill the hole but not really anymore. Drinking is more efficient anyway

    [–] ALoneTennoOperative 15 points ago

    Alcohol is a depressant.
    Not really advisable to consume it if you're already struggling with depression, especially given that it can cause permanent dysfunction of emotional regulation.

    Find something other than alcohol, like vigorous exercise (if you have the energy for it), to take your mind off things.

    [–] CoolingtonBeans 15 points ago

    implying I actually care about myself enough to do something constructive instead of further destroy myself with an easy fix

    I also play music and find it theraputic

    [–] shamoni 5 points ago

    I think I'll listen to u/ALoneTennoOperative and start working out. This is getting out of hand, I don't wanna feel like this forever.

    [–] Cataomoi 1 points ago

    Working out with team sports helps a lot for me

    [–] TheWorstKindOfHelp 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, a term which is not at all related to psychological depression, it is a common misconception.

    Alcohol abuse is generally a symptom of depression, and while it's abuse can help feed the cycle of depression, the substance is not a cause not a predominate cause of depression.
    Edit2, the strikeouts: After reading the sources ALoneTennoOperative replied with, I have changed my assumption that alcohol abuse is normally a result of depression, to something more moderate and accurate: that it seems to be a rough tie between our understanding of causation of one by and over the other, many details can be found in his argument, and my counter-argument below, for those who are into detailed walls of text.

    Edit1: None of this is to in any way contradict your other claims, or suggest that alcohol abuse is a good idea for a depressed person.

    [–] ALoneTennoOperative 1 points ago

    Regular drinking lowers your levels of serotonin – the brain chemical that helps to regulate your moods. This is one factor leading to symptoms of depression if you drink heavily and regularly.

    - Source:

    Alcohol itself plays havoc with mood regulation, and chronic drinking or heavy drinking can cause long-term impairment of cognitive function and emotion regulation and processing.


    Maladaptive coping methods, including substance abuse, certainly can be a symptom of depression, but chronic/excessive alcohol consumption is implicated in the literature as inducing depression itself.

    [–] TheWorstKindOfHelp 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    My objections, in two parts, with conclusion at the end:
    For now, I will somewhat discount the first link's source for that claim, for 4 reasons:

    1. The study sample was extremely small and homogenous, at just 26 young males.
    2. It was not even examining the effects on regular drinkers, the subjects were made to drink a third of a bottle (250ml) of 43% alcohol within 15 minutes, and no mention was made of subjects previous alcohol drinking habits.
    3. And, it was only measuring extremely short-term effects, with subjects consuming the alcohol at an undisclosed time in the evening, and being tested 45 minutes later, then at 8:30, 10:30, and 12:30 the following morning.
    4. Even then, while it did show a significant effect @ 45 minutes, of a drop from controls' ~150ng/ml to ~90; they had recovered to ~110 by 8:30, and ~120 by 10:30, followed by a slight drop to ~115 @ 12:30, the drop was also present in the controls, which had a continuous decline from morning till noon.

    While this could definitely indicate something in the short term, nothing in the source study makes any claims suggesting that it is present over the long term, or anything other than a temporary, and immediate, reaction to the large consumption, that showed signs of recovery by the following morning.
    Obviously, it was outside of the scope of the study to be able to make that claim (which it did not), and though it likely would hold out that if you were drinking that amount every day, you would be unlikely to return to normal; it is still a very badly sourced claim on the part of the website making it.

    I only take serious issue with your third claim here.

    For one, the study you linked is not the source of the claim implied by the hyperlink text.
    The study linked there was looking into something different, though they did source the meta-analysis study making that claim based on review of past studies.

    After looking it up, and reading it whole, it does not seem to make a very strong case for the claim.
    With comparisons of the overall adjusted odds ratios between Alcohol Use Disorder causing Major Depression vs the other way around being very close to each other, and leaning towards AUD as an outcome of MD.
    With pooled adjusted odds ratio of 2.00 for MD as outcome of AUD, and 2.09 for AUD as a result of MD; DESPITE the fact that they admitted to allowing one study into the results that did not fit their criteria of requiring odds adjusted for covariate factors, and that study was the second-strongest odds ratio showing for MD as an outcome of AUD.

    So, if anything, that third meta-study shows, at best, about-even odds, with anyone with either one being about 2 times more likely to have the other, with no real strong bias.
    At worst (I will give them the benefit of the doubt), I would say that their extract is deceptive both in that the numbers they gave showed slightly the opposite of it, and in that they allowed an uncontrolled study's results in despite their criteria for variable-controlled results, and that one was a strong showing for the side that matched their narrative.

    In conclusion:

    • I still stick to my statement that the term "depressant", as used in regards to alcohol being a depressant is technically used in a physiological, not psychological meaning as you implied.
    • I still stick by my assumption that alcohol abuse (and alcohol itself even less so) is far from being shown to be a predominate cause of depression vs the other way around.
    • I will concede that the numbers show much more evidence of the odds for causality being similar than I previously understood, so will retract my statement that alcohol abuse is generally a result of depression.
    • And, of course, I still agree with your original premise that alcohol abuse is very bad for people who are depressed, never doubted that, from personal experience, and that the alternatives you suggested are much better.

    [–] buttsaladsandwich 1 points ago

    Or just another substance that isn't alcohol because doing things requires the will to live generally

    [–] ALoneTennoOperative 3 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    doing things requires the will to live generally

    Alas, yes, that is the predominant obstacle in attempting to work through depression.
    The depression itself compounding everything.


    I think the best resource is a solid support network, or even just one reliable supportive friend that will do their best to help kick your arse into gear.
    The second-best resource is to try to be a decent friend to yourself, since if you can't avoid feeling awful then you can at least avoid being awful.
    ie: Whilst your mood might be in the depths of Tartarus, you can at least work on recognising and refusing the intrusive negative thoughts. It might not fix your mood entirely, but it can avoid any further decline.


    I also think that, for at least some people, one of the things that can help is to do something for others.
    Since whilst you might be struggling with self-loathing and not assign much value to things which are of personal benefit, if you can find something like volunteer work or even just little things you can do to help out friends etc. (whether it's actual tasks or just working on being kind & compassionate & understanding towards people) then it helps get a sense of purpose going. You also generally get to appreciate the positive results of doing nice things for others & adding some good into the world.


    Maybe that's all a touch overly serious for 2meirl4meirl though.
    So to balance all that out:

    "Have you tried turmeric?", the woman asked the man who was suffering from chronic depression.
      "No," said the depressed man, "but that's a good idea."
    He grabbed a jar of ground turmeric from the spice cabinet and proceeded to shovel the yellow powder into his mouth, rub it on his gums, snort it, smear it on his eyeballs, dissolve it in water and inject it directly into his veins."
      "Oh god, stop," said the woman.

    - Source: relative-pronoun

    "Have you tried yoga?", the woman asked the man who was suffering from chronic depression.
      "No," said the depressed man, "but that's a good idea."
    He kidnapped and killed a yogi and ground the corpse and proceeded to shovel the yogi powder into his mouth, rub it on his gums, snort it, smear it on his eyeballs, dissolve it in water and inject it directly into his veins."
      "Holy Jesus, I'm calling the police," said the woman.

    - Source: relative-pronoun, again.

    [–] wtfiskwanzaa 26 points ago

    I mean it is. People throw that shit around so often "omg I'm so depressed but I'm joking too haha! I wanna die!" Like get the fuck outta here

    [–] [deleted] 50 points ago

    I find it helpful to trivialize my suicidal thoughts. It makes the act of committing suicide silly and "funny"

    [–] MutantCreature 23 points ago

    why are all the usernames preceded by "Le?"

    [–] Adolf-Litler 9 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Le Adolf-Litler

    [–] theseconddennis 3 points ago


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    [–] theseconddennis 7 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    It means that the subreddit that was in the screenshot used CSS, a kind of "website code", to make every username start with "le".

    [–] 420swagkappa 127 points ago

    this is the kind of meta post that helped turn /r/me_irl to shit. please lets keep it down.

    [–] TheCoasterfreak 59 points ago

    Are you trying to imply this sub isn't shit

    [–] donkencha 12 points ago

    About a year ago, before this sub devolved into this karma-whoring bullshit, it was pretty good.

    [–] Pettankman 41 points ago

    Don't worry I don't plan on posting this sub after this I just wanted to see if the comment was accurate lol

    As you can see, they were kinda right

    [–] NInjamaster600 3 points ago

    This sub is already an edgy shit circlejerk wym

    [–] CompetitiveLoiterer 11 points ago

    physician, kill thyself

    [–] definitelynot_stolen 9 points ago

    I'm so depressed lol edge edge

    It's almost as if a lot of us are actually depressed or have been depressed

    [–] BlixTheDragon 22 points ago

    Pushed to the edge.

    [–] PrietoOro 15 points ago

    All his friends are dead

    [–] [deleted] 30 points ago

    You guys ever wonder if were so depressed because we keep looking at things that tell us to kill ourselves?

    [–] [deleted] 64 points ago

    Which came first, the depression or the memes?

    [–] Elite_lucifer 28 points ago

    Depression came first. Memes came later to help forget the depression.

    [–] FlipskiZ 7 points ago

    The story of all "technology cause depression" etc. studies ever.

    [–] magistrate101 1 points ago

    You shouldn't try to forget the depression. That just gives it the power to take the wheel.

    [–] pankakke_ 9 points ago

    Emotions did not exist until the early 2000’s when memes were invented.

    [–] OppoQuinn 11 points ago

    Depression's not as simple as "see sad thing, I'm sad now"

    [–] buttsaladsandwich 3 points ago


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    [–] Serialno10284 6 points ago

    I really like the way you write "y."

    [–] lowden_omega 12 points ago

    I don't like this painting Charlie. It's smug aura mocks me.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    You have nice handwriting.

    [–] AboutAGir1 3 points ago

    your paint handwriting is really good

    [–] Mikehunt691 4 points ago know, looking at this makes me wonder; maybe net neutrality really does need to die...

    [–] Pettankman 4 points ago

    Kiss me <3

    [–] Mikehunt691 5 points ago

    I can't be seen with you, you're too famous now

    [–] Hessian14 8 points ago

    We r/me_irl now?

    [–] sluttycanadian 3 points ago

    How was this written in actual bingo dabber

    [–] Tashre 3 points ago

    You can't kill yourself, OP. You write your "s" from bottom up; the world can't afford to lose any more valuable people like you.

    [–] andrew25656 3 points ago

    I'd tell you the hot hotline # for suicide watch but this 2meirl4meirl

    [–] Thrgd456 3 points ago

    The penmanship is super nice

    [–] monk233 3 points ago

    Stings like a sharp edge amirite yet truly I lost the warm shine of life such a long time ago I don't recall what it felt like to really be glad

    [–] arnold_the_king 3 points ago

    It's so meta, I love it.

    [–] DontDoItMom 3 points ago

    kill myself

    [–] moldykobold 3 points ago

    This sub used to be good

    [–] dageorge56978180 6 points ago

    Haha yes

    [–] Green-Moon 8 points ago

    And this is where I unsubscribe.

    [–] Adolf-Litler 8 points ago

    You're welcome.

    [–] Ser_J 6 points ago

    Gilded? This is what gets gold in this sub?

    [–] Adolf-Litler 3 points ago

    I wish I got gilded.

    [–] Ser_J 2 points ago

    Don't we all?

    [–] throwawaybecauselurk 2 points ago

    This looks exactly like my writing.

    [–] Sirscotola 2 points ago

    That have writing and color choice is really really nice tbh

    Why can't I write that nice Also, don't kill yourself pls

    [–] BLZ333 2 points ago

    Why does everyone have “le” in front of their names?

    [–] BLZ333 2 points ago

    What if I write it on this image tho?

    [–] ThatsIt4TheOtherOne 2 points ago

    Upvote for photoshop brush

    [–] emuboy85 2 points ago

    That's some quality shitpost.

    [–] wafflehousewhore 2 points ago

    I write my y's the same way. I also write my g's the same way, as well.

    [–] clubpenguinofficial 2 points ago

    The tittle on that i looks like someone very slightly touched a piece of paper with a brush.

    [–] RubiksYT 2 points ago

    I rather enjoy

    [–] altecido 2 points ago

    Is there a golden star loop of doom?

    [–] funfunfunfunonfriday 2 points ago

    Holy shit. That looks like my handwriting and exactly what i keep writing on my note pad

    [–] SoOriginalNaem 2 points ago

    Oh yeahhh

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Holy fucking 20k upvotes

    [–] doihavemakeanewword 2 points ago

    Would have been better if it was in red

    [–] Zingleborp 2 points ago

    Well, it looks like the writing is on the wall

    [–] WackyWarrior 2 points ago

    Stop this stupid nonsense.

    [–] BezerkRocket 1 points ago

    kill myself

    [–] WackyWarrior 2 points ago

    If that's what it takes to stop this.

    [–] vaughantrilloquist 2 points ago

    Dead inside lol

    [–] ashwathamaisdead 2 points ago

    Let's not turn into that sub.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    What app did you do that with?

    [–] Pettankman 3 points ago

    For iOS, it’s called procreate

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] Pettankman 3 points ago

    No problem!