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Old 05-24-2012, 01:23 PM
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Is Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half doing okay? [update: she's back!]

I love the webcomic/blog Hyperbole and a Half; if you haven't seen it, go give it a look. The most recent post was a fairly long one about Allie having and dealing with depression; it ended on a slightly hopeful note, but the site hasn't been updated since that post. That was October 27 of last year, and I'm wondering how she's been doing since then. If she doesn't want to update the site anymore, I understand, but I'm a little concerned, since her last post was about having pretty bad depression. Anyone have details on if she's doing okay?
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:26 PM
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I did a search and came up with this article:

http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd/20...y-we-need-you/

which links to this post:

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/co..._allie/c3zh6pn which was posted a couple months ago. Based on that, she says she's still fighting depression, but ok.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:28 PM
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She posted on Reddit a couple of months ago.

Basically the answer is: She's not entirely OK, but she's getting better.

Edit: Ninja'd by IvoryTowerDenizen!

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:31 PM
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I've wondered this as well. I'm glad to hear she's ok. Good thread
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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"I can make food! I'm magic!"

Greatest series of comics ever.

Glad to hear she's doing ok. Depression sucks.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:16 PM
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Thanks for this thread, I've been worrying on her. I love her comics.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:16 PM
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Funny this thread came along. I just discovered her a few days ago. The depression comic/post was the first one I read. I'm going back now and reading her whole blog. She's pretty awesome.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:39 PM
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Fundraiser for Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half

[[removed questionable fundraising link]]

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:06 AM
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I'm a fan of Hyperbole and a Half, and I'd be willing to donate money on her behalf, but I don't know the person raising the money and I don't see any way to guarantee that it would actually go to Allie Brosh. If that concern could be addressed, I'd support the campaign and I suspect others would, too.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:42 AM
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[[removed questionable fundraising link]]
This person has been spamming various forums and message boards, and is no way affiliated with Allie, nor is this approved by Allie. Beware.

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:52 AM
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Besides, she needs psych services, not a vacation.

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:30 AM
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As someone who's suffered from depression before, I'll add my non-professional opinion that a vacation isn't going to fix anything. It's not like she doesn't feel appreciated in her life, having lots of rabid fans and all.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:55 AM
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Besides, she needs psych services, not a vacation.
Indeed. I fail to see how throwing money at her problem would make it better, even if were legit, which it appears it's not.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:44 AM
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This person has been spamming various forums and message boards, and is no way affiliated with Allie, nor is this approved by Allie. Beware.
That does seem to be the case, so I've banned SanJoseJA and removed the IndieGogo link he or she posted.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:11 PM
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She hasn't updated her blogs much for the past year, but that is at least partly explained because she's working on a book, due this fall I think. I'll definitely be supporting her to the tune of buying the book, and maybe a few extra copies as gifts. I also convinced another board I'm on to auto-link "alot" to The Alot is Better Than You at Everything. Maybe we could do that here? It supports Allie and helps fight ignorance at the same time!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:46 PM
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I also convinced another board I'm on to auto-link "alot" to The Alot is Better Than You at Everything. Maybe we could do that here? It supports Allie and helps fight ignorance at the same time!
I lovelove this idea. It's already auto-linked in my head whenever someone uses "alot" in email or text message anyway.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:58 PM
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Is Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half doing okay?

She's doing alot better than she was.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:15 PM
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It's sad to read about someone who is funny, talented, smart, with so many people who support and appreciate her writing, struggling with depression. (She's also attractive, but that is less here or there.) Depression can happen to anyone. She has made us almost pee ourselves laughing--one of my favorite posts was the one about when they moved with the dogs, and the one was fine but the other...not so much. The drawings were perfection. I hope she comes out of it. I hope she knows she is missed.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:25 PM
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She's doing alot better than she was.
Beastiality?
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:45 PM
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I wonder if her ADHD turned out to be like mine was: not real, but instead an indication of something else.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:59 PM
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Best pain chart ever.

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co...-probably.html
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:17 PM
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New Hyperbole and a Half post! (sort of)

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co...tion-post.html

Yay! Allie's back! Or, rather, will be tomorrow!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:02 PM
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Awesome! I hope she has managed to at least corral her demons.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:05 PM
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I'm so excited by this news! I honestly thought she'd died from her Depression. I'm rather nervous about tomorrow's post, though.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:06 PM
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This makes me feel alot better.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:10 PM
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Perfect post, jayjay.

I'm heading right there.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:32 AM
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I saw the new post notification on my Facebook feed, and what was amazing to me was that even after such a long hiatus, in the 34 minutes the post had been up it had garnered more than 15,000 likes. Plus, popping over to the blog to read the pre-post transitin post gave me a good excuse to re-read a lot of her older stuff. It's all still funny as hell, and I'm glad she's alive and looking forward to hearing more from her.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:53 AM
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Yay! No pressure, Allie, but we're all gonna be there.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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Wow. It's scary how much her post is like my own depression. Everything about it. She describes things really well. I know how she feels, and I hope she can get help.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM
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She's back!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM
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Wow. It's scary how much her post is like my own depression. Everything about it. She describes things really well. I know how she feels, and I hope she can get help.
Yeah. Especially when I first had depression - and I didn't even know what it was because I had always felt that way. These days it's more like 'oh, it's that bullshit again.' Not having emotions is pretty much normal for me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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I'll help you look for the fish!
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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I'm so happy!!!!!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:03 PM
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The first sighting of the corn? That’s a nice picture. Even before reading the rest of the story I sort of wanted to hang a print of that in my living room.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:36 PM
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I really worry about her. I'm glad she's back, and I hope she's feeling somewhat better. But depression is so hard to treat... reading that comic hurt my heart.

I dunno. I just lost my brother to suicide, so maybe I'm just in the wrong place for it. I hope she finds peace.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:46 PM
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I really worry about her. I'm glad she's back, and I hope she's feeling somewhat better. But depression is so hard to treat... reading that comic hurt my heart.

I dunno. I just lost my brother to suicide, so maybe I'm just in the wrong place for it. I hope she finds peace.
I am so, so sorry for your loss.

Did you read today's, or the first one she wrote on depression?
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:55 PM
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I've read both of her comics on depression. Her description of depression is spot-on. So glad she's back. (hugs Allie)

(((((miss elizabeth)))))
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for letting us know! I'd finally stopped checking her blog, although I'd re-read the comics every once in a while.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:33 PM
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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. You can't fill it up. You can't cover it. It's just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.
Nailed. It.

I hope we all find our piece of corn.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:39 PM
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I'm glad she's back too and feeling ok enough to write and make those wonderful pictures.

Sorry about your brother miss elizabeth. I lost a family member to suicide too and all you can really do is be there for each other.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:26 PM
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Yay! She disappeared off the face of the earth for a long time. I was looking forward to reading her book. Hopefully she can get around to writing it someday.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:33 PM
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she is so great at humor she even makes me laugh when describing the darkest saddest place she's ever been.

I hope she continues to recover and eventually it is all rainbows of not hopeless bullshit for her.

Yay for Allie!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:46 PM
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Her story about the dogs traveling in the car is the only story I know of. It was linked here a while back and I had tears in my eyes from laughing. Maybe you had to be a dog owner to fully appreciate it. Funny as hell.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:23 PM
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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Thanks guys. It's been really hard. I also suffer from depression, and my brother was my best friend and my confidant, especially when it came to that. Having to lose him is so hard, because he's the person I want to talk to about it.

I really am happy for Allie, though! It's just hard to hear of someone in such a dark place, since I know where it can go.

And I'm sorry for your loss as well, Drunky Smurf. I've been going to suicide support groups, and I know it gets easier, but the hurt never goes away.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:01 AM
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I was first introduced by a link to The Alot. It might possibly have been a link in a thread here at the Dope. Do yourself a favor and work through her archive.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:57 PM
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Did you see that Hyperbole and a Half has been updated?

Finally! There is a new post by Allie Brosh in which she writes about her ongoing struggle with depression. It is honestly raw, painful, and hilarious.

I seriously love her and her writing, and I wish her all the best. Now I'm off to pre-order her new book.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:05 PM
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Did you see that Hyperbole and a Half has been updated?

Yes and yes .

Good stuff indeed.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:09 PM
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Dadgummit! I swear I looked to see if anyone posted about it. I should have known.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:12 PM
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Merged the original thread with two newer ones about the new comics.
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