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04 Oct 2012, 11:36 am

I just got done reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. When I got done reading it, I had tears in my eyes. I don't really know why. I'm not sure what I'm feeling. I don't know why this book is having such an impact on me.
I think it's because it reminds me of when I met one of my best friends. The the movie trailer, which is based on the book, in particular reminds me of when I met her.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rh7O4IDc0[/youtube]

No real point to this post. Just needed to talk about it.


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04 Oct 2012, 11:46 am

I just saw the film. It was brilliant, but it made me cry. No idea why.


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04 Oct 2012, 11:47 am

Quote:
Not knowing what I'm feeling

i feel nothing, and because i know nothing, then i know how how i feel.



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04 Oct 2012, 1:35 pm

I liked the book. I could really relate to the kid, even though he had issues purely due to trauma, and I don't.


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06 Oct 2012, 10:46 pm

Just saw the movie.
I loved it! This has instantly become one of my favorite movies!


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07 Oct 2012, 1:05 am

I haven't read the book or seen the movie (although now I want to).

I can make a comment, though.
I find it funny that the NT world has to produce something to point out the good thing about being odd...different...isolated. It's like a new phenomena for them to gaggle over. Except it's not new. They're just behind.

Those of us who ARE wallflowers already know. The rest of the world needs get it. I do find that kind of sad.



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07 Oct 2012, 10:34 am

EstherJ wrote:
I haven't read the book or seen the movie (although now I want to).

I can make a comment, though.
I find it funny that the NT world has to produce something to point out the good thing about being odd...different...isolated. It's like a new phenomena for them to gaggle over. Except it's not new. They're just behind.

Those of us who ARE wallflowers already know. The rest of the world needs get it. I do find that kind of sad.


I do know that I am often aware of things others aren't, partly because of the nature of my disability, I am often forced to watch instead of participate. There ARE perks to being a wallflower. 8)


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07 Oct 2012, 11:07 am

google is useless in some circumstances!!
i tried googling "how do i feel", and i found no answer, so i feel ..... disappointed that i could not find out how i feel, so i guess the answer is "disappointed", and since i have settled on an answer i feel "satisfied".



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07 Oct 2012, 11:28 am

Google can give a list of emotions to look through and see if any of them match though. That can sometimes help.

Not often enough for me though. Alexithymia is...something.



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07 Oct 2012, 12:05 pm

Tuttle wrote:
Google can give a list of emotions to look through and see if any of them match though. That can sometimes help.

Not often enough for me though. Alexithymia is...something.


i was not actually serious in the post you refer to. i am sorry.
alexithymia is the state of not being able to understand and therefore describe what one feels, but i do not feel anything much, and i am sorry you got stuck in my web.