Friday, February 10, 2012

The Last Word

I have an incredibly sad announcement to make.

I will be turning the comments off on I Wrote This For You, permanently, on Monday. You have today and the weekend to say whatever you'd like to say on the posts and I will moderate all the comments for the last time on Sunday night.

Unfortunately, with how popular I Wrote This For You has become, it has attracted a small but vocal range of nutjobs, psychos, stalkers and generally, incredibly mean people. Which is why the comments are moderated.

For every message I get about how something I've written has changed someone's life (thank you) or how someone was contemplating the unthinkable when something I'd put down, pulled them back (you did that yourself), I get 99 harassing, toilet-door style, insulting and completely unacceptable messages that do nothing but pollute the platform I've spent years trying to create, to express love and truth.

These people are the scum of the earth and don't deserve a second more of my or your time. They can learn to obsess over something else if their lives are really that devoid of meaning, as from what I can tell, they wake up every day thinking of me.

Which would be flattering if their minds, hearts and souls weren't so tragically empty and lost.

If you would like to share a story, or comment, you are free to do so via twitter, facebook or email me at pleasefindthis at gmail dot com. I will do my best to regularly publish a round up of the best comments received on those platforms.

You will always be beautiful and I'm sorry I have been forced to take this scorched earth option to protect you from these monsters.

Thank you,

- Me

PS. If it is any small consolation, there's a good chance that I'll be announcing the opportunity to say whatever you'd like to say to me, in person. No promises but, watch this space.

130 comments:

Ricke Pants said...

Though it's no consolation, I'm sure, I feel I should probably take what might be my last opportunity to comment to say, I love everything you do.
There's very few posts you make that don't have me considering my own life in new perspectives.

Thank you.
I hope to see you in person someday.

Dani said...

<3 I understand. This is a battle that ends up being fought by anyone with a blog that reaches more than a small handful of close friends.

Your posts are still beautiful and meaningful. I will still read them and be touched by them, even if I don't tell you.

Keep writing, my friend. You are beautiful. Thank you. For being. And for daring to write what so many only think.

<3

SheWroteThis said...

Take care. Be safe. BeYOUtiful. <3

Dreamer said...

This is sad.

I will continue to post my thoughts on your pieces of work where I'm able to.

I really do hope that you consider a book reading and an opportunity to meet and interact with you as I have requested before in a mail to you :-)

Dreamer said...
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Just a nobody said...

Thank you for having been here. My life is not lost of meaning. I have come through fire and made it my own.
I am sorry about the comments being turned down though. But it's for the greater good, that you are turning it off.

Eva Trillian said...

My respect for a wise decision!
We who read, and get inspired, will always read, ability to comment or not!

Thoeria said...

I'm sorry that you're being harrassed by small and empty-minded yokels! Your creativity deserves better.

Sai said...

thank you. it's been a good run reading. i am not an avid commenter, as far as i remember, i only commented once or twice. we will still find you somewhere (and hopefully these trash talkers do not know where) and be able to express our feelings about your work. let's just hope that it isn't too late for these people to get a life.

i finally have a copy of the book. i had someone purchase it for me, as it is not directly available in my country (when you want something, you really do go to measures to get it<3). i am saving most of the reading (and re-reading)for those times when i need some kind of picker upper.

thank you, thank you.

~love

Saiful Amri Zaharin said...

dear you,

even if they put in insulting words to you, just remember a few things;

1) they don't have a heart or soul to appreciate the love that you've given me and the world

2) everyday since I found your blog, it has brighten up my life and I grew better as a person

and last but not least, i love you as a man who brings love to the world when the world needs it the most

from,
me

Caramelavs said...

Hi Me,
I have been a silent reader of your work but reading your "Last Word" I would just like to say, don't let these nutjobs, crazy people who have too much time on their hands get you down.
You have inspired and provoked positive thoughts in many of us during low moments.
Your words always lift me and I wish I could buy you a beer! :)x

Beth said...

I just wanted to say, if it's the last opportunity I'll have, that your blog gave me the strength to stop cutting and starving myself.

Thank you.
So much.

Anonymous said...

This is heartbreaking news, and although I havent ever commented on a post before, I've been following your blog religiously for years (the only thing I have). I hope you continue to do everything you need and want to do in life as you have so far and hope you know how although we may not have a face to your words, we are all incredibly proud of you and your ability to support hundreds and thousands of unlucky helpless hearts and count for every reason in a few lines. Thank you for helping myself and others see the light x

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your beautiful words. I can't imagine my life without them. Please never stop writing. love love xxx

Simonette said...

i think i've never actually posted a comment here. and since you're closing this section, now should be the right time.


you've always been an inspiration. always will be.

Janine said...

Reading this makes me somehow hate this world. I just hope this place is full of people like you who speaks beautiful, wonderful, unbelievable, brilliantly awesome words. You DO NOT deserve what they say to you. You deserve all the love and admirations we, your readers, have.

I love you. And my heart made a quick, abnomal beat when it realized that there's a possibility and chance to talk to you, see you... The thought makes me cry already. Meeting a person like you would change the whole world for me.

And eventhough we cannot comment, I believe that you will still know what our hearts would like to tell you. So... no worries.

You make this place a beautiful place.
And yes, I do believe that you speak to us through other sites... You spoke to me once on twitter. ♡

XOXO

Aya adel said...

U should be happy, listen to me, people disagrees on whatever issue, people disagreed on God, how do you want them to agree on you, u should be happy because you affect them so deeply, if not then they wouldn't bother, I love your words, eacg single word has its place in my heart, Thank u so much

Anonymous said...

I don't really comment and the very moment when i found out about this blog and the book, i bought it the next day. I did that because i know that you are the kind of writer that i like and please keep on writing for it is hard to translate feelings into words but you always manage to do it. I live in Sg so i guess i won't even get to see you in person. So, take care and keep writing.

izas said...

the first and the last comment i'll ever write here.

thank you so much. nothing more i can say.

take care, love. =)

Lisa Grint said...

Thank you for your beautiful words.
Thank you for everything <3

Anonymous said...

I just want to say: I love what you do! I love what your words did and do with me. It makes me weak, makes me cry. Your words give me strength and make me smile!! Beautiful! ♥

Francisco G. Rodriquez said...

Thank you for this blog. Your words are quite stirring and often hit me right in the heart. I am so sorry that you need to turn off the comments due to the nut jobs out there. But I hope it brings more peace to your life and mind. Keep up the great work. You are making a difference.

unaffected said...

Thank you for affecting me.

<3

Alison Donnelly said...

So sad that you have to take this action, but I completely understand. Internet trolls are part of internet life, and now you will be receiving lots of lovely emails, I'm sure. Now, come to my library in Illinois and work with my teens with me!

E said...

The things that you have written have put into words the moments of my life where I felt lost, anxious, and wracked with crippling doubt, but have also inspired me to become a more thoughtful, hopeful, global person.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Keep writing. Don't be discouraged by the intense vitriol that a faceless coward spews forth on the web. Keep sending forth the message of love to the lost, the message of hope to the down, and the idea that each person is an endless fount of beauty and meaning.

Anonymous said...

There are only 2 men that have completely changed my heart, and my life. You are one of them.

Thank you.

Beyond said...

I wanted to communicate but was lacking the means, the path and I remember clearly how when I read Cairline's blog I knew how I wanted to put my words... and then I realized that you were the pioneer of this. I read almost a 100 posts that day, it was my birthday..
Then I dedicated my blog to her, the angel of my life, my love... and one day my world came crashing down. I broke a promise, a promise I made to my angel... I did quit. But then I realized that it is important to speak your heart, in someway or other. Till the day I achieve my dream, reach my destination I should keep moving, I should not let the hope die..

I don't know whether our paths will cross in this life or not but I know one thing these words have been a great inspiration sometime. The times when I was fighting the devil inside...

Anonymous said...

Hey, you.
I've never commented here before. I'm okay with never being able to comment again. I know just how sad doing this must make you feel, but the most important thing is that your blog stays a beacon of hope and love and beauty in the midst of all that.
Thank you for everything. Thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for saying the words that I don't know how to speak. We will always love and appreciate you, even when we can no longer say it.

I'll Read This For Me said...

I haven't read this site until about a month ago, and it makes me feel as if I'm understood, without having to say a word. I completely understand if that is what you need, despite the fact I know I may never get to voice my words to you again.
Thank you for your words that are beautiful and speak to many others such as me.
You do not deserve harassment for your word, it's just too damn beautiful.

Beatrice said...

I have been reading your word for many years now. This is only the second time I have ever commented, while normally silent I decided that since it may be my last opportunity, I should. I think you are a spectacular human being, and I have loved each and every word you wrote for me. Your simple yet elegant twisting of words has made my life so much more beautiful. At times you have inspired me, understood me, made me cry, and feel like I am never alone. You inspired me to write, and you will continue to do so. So I hope, even though I will no longer be able to tell you so, you know how much you mean to me. And finally, I leave you (not leave you) with a few of my favorite words: "At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place. But believe that there is much more good in it than bad, all you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey."

Anonymous said...

Your words have saved my life.

Jenni said...

I'm terrible at commenting: this is my first comment here, ever, and I've been reading quietly for years.

Thank you so much for writing. I've enjoyed every post. <3

Norah Salvatore said...

People can do truly awful things, but insulting the work of somebody doing nothing but expressing an honest and incredibly emotional art-form is something beyond my comprehension. I hope one day I have the chance to tell you what your wisdom and perspective have led me to see and understand about all things in life since I found you. (These small boxes have never seemed the right setting) I truly have believed I was meant to read these words, that they were mine alone and that comforted me greatly. Every day that I do have the pleasure of reading them is a day that, at one point, was filled with knowledge and words so full of beauty, that, that day therein could not have been in vain. You are as wonderful as all the good words in any language ever spoken by any human, any other life-form, any cosmo. Thank you is not enough, but regardless, thank you for understanding. Thank you for your talent. No matter how many cruel words are thrown at you, never stop using it.

Anonymous said...

I've read your blog for years. I was always the silent reader, keeping all my comments to myself. But today, today is different. I can't believe people would post such harsh things on such beautiful work. It makes me happy that you won't let their words tarnish what you have built. I thought today would be a perfect way to have my first and last comment on I Wrote This For You. I love words. I love your words. And I hope you never stop writing. I wish I could express how much your words mean to me. How much I connect with your words is unexplainable. So for now, I will say thank you. I hope that someday you will travel around the world and I will get to express this to you in person. But until then, never stop being you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for writing for me. <3

Anonymous said...

i have just started to read your blog, and it has never failed to captivate me.

Nawa said...

my first and last too..

thank you for the kind words. sometimes i understand them sometimes i don't but Thank you. thank you.

Kelsey Nesbitt said...

I just want you to know how amazing you are and how amazing you make me feel. Everything you write is beautiful and complex, you brought meaning back to words. People will see that you're a light in the world and will try to bring you to their level. But don't let them, because you are such and inspiration and have so much raw talent and have so much purpose. I literally have a wall in my bedroom with quotes from you on it and they got me through more then you will ever know. So thank you and I love you:)

Amanda said...

Then with my last comment, let me say, from the bottom of my soul, thank you. Thank you, thank you. I love you. I'll be seeing you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I don't know what I would've done without you. I will continue to pass on this site even after comments leave. It has truly helped me through some of my darkest times. Be safe. All my love. <3

Anonymous said...

That is very sad! But in this life there are many empty souls who are desperate for attention. You are a beautiful soul who fills me up and so many others. Thank you for your book! It lightens my life every day. Xxx

Anonymous said...

When I read the title and the first line I thought you were going to say this was your last entry.

I am incredibly sad to hear what you have been going through, but I am so thankful you will continue to write.

<3 hang in there

Heartlessno9 said...

This is my first comments as well

Words are inspirations

Actions are executions

different between both of them are

Without words there are no actions

Visit my metaphorical blog if you're free.Thanks for your words.I believe they had saved millions of lifes.

P/s: Heartlessno9 (Shadowart)

Visit:

http://heartless-no9.blogspot.com/

Ani said...

Pssht, let the losers be. If they knew how to create anything worth half a dime, they would smell better. Please try not to change because of what they did.

You are a godsend, we love you now, we always will.

Keiko said...

Keep writing. Everything you express is beautiful.

Thank you.

Happy thoughts!

Kalyn said...

It's so sad that people are so heartless that you have to do this - I love reading the comments on your posts as well. I understand though, and it's nice that you actually worry what people leave on your comments and how it will make other people feel.

The way your words have helped me cope with my life the past year is unexplainable, and I cannot thank you enough. <3

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you exist.

Karen said...

Hi there. I have been a silent reader for quite a while and this is my first time to comment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are beautiful and I will be always grateful for your precious words. I love you.

Lots of love from the Philippines.

JossAnn said...

Screw the people who speak poorly of your ability to express yourself. You are extraordinary and they shall remain below you. Continue to inspire! I look forward to read your words over and over again..day in, and day out.

We love you.

Taylor said...

Thank you for everything. Your words have changed my life.

Anonymous said...

No Iain! That's not on. Please, don't do that :( How can I pour my heart out anonymously to your gentle giving words now? You are my lifeline, this place is my spiritual purgatory. Its the only place I can write without leaving a trace, no fake email address to remember, no password for some soon to be ex to find. I live in a city with no space and no time. When I come here, its like walking to the river to whisper in the wind.
To me, you are a magical seer. You are both real and my imagination, a whisper in the wind.

Anonymous said...

No comment.

shira said...

Thank you. Please, just don't stop writing.

Anonymous said...

Sucks about the idiots out there... But the truth of course is that you didn't become so perceptive about people without having dealt with the Ugly side of them... So some credit to the cretins, ok? :)

The bottom line is that you get to write without dealing with the nonsense and we get to read, and that's still very awesome. In the meanwhile, I just want to give you a hug, buy you a drink and sing you a song that'll cheer you up.

All of that, only because I can't write as well as you to express how well you've captured every fleeting thought of mine..

PS: I can't sing very well either..

J.Kelly263 said...

It is sad news, but at least you'll still be writing. That's what really matters here. First comment ever, and probably my last. It'd be nice if things were different, but at least you'll still be leaving us such wonderful anecdotes. You are an inspiration, even when it seems there is nothing to be inspired by. Keep up the good work. For me, for you, for all of us.

Soril said...

A month ago, I stumbled upon your blog. I can't forget that night when I just clicked the Random button on your page over and over, looking at all your beautiful writings and pictures. A couple days later, I purchased your book and loved every page that I read.

Despite me reading the whole thing in a day, I continue to read random pages here and there, checking on your blog as well for new works. I thank you so very much for doing this blog and book. Your writings have helped me in many things about my life. Thank you again.

zonedin said...

It makes me sad but I understand. I think they just want to steal away your positive energy and occupy your time so you can't think straight. But you are stronger and brighter than them. You bring inspirations to thousands of people everyday! I hope I will meet you someday, but don't be surprised if I don't know what to say:-)
Love and Joy to you!
From me

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that it has come to this. I don't comment, but I do read the comments, along with your words...I like to see how perspectives change and what others can add to your beautiful words.
You're doing a wonderful thing...
thank you.

22a73c6a-5426-11e1-881c-000bcdcb5194 said...

I love you.

Anonymous said...

Wish happiness, peace and love for all of us. Thanks for everything.

S said...

I've been coming back to your thoughts for so many years now, but I've never said anything before this. I still remember when I first found this place and immediately felt so touched by it, I found so many meanings and got so much joy from your writings. Sometimes, it has also made me cry, like today. It makes me incredibly sad that amongst us, there's monsters in disguise. To me, you've been so good, even though I've never known you. And that's what humanity's all about. Thank you. I wish you all the best from my heart.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting into words things i never understood about myself.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying all the words I was too afraid to say <3

klara said...

Oh, I had never thought of that. I had never thought about all the idiots that walk around on this world having nothing else to do than criticizing and insulting others with the small vocabulary at their disposal.
It's a shame people let themselves become like that.
I'm sorry for you. It must be very, very unpleasant. And I'm sorry it's so bad you have to disable comments. I always loved commenting on your posts.

But I'm sure you know how much impact I Wrote This For You has had on us and that we will continue to read it, and for a moment I was afraid you'd stop the blog, but this isn't a tenth as bad. I'm glad it doesn't discourage you from keeping on making these beautiful little texts for us. I Wrote This For You is always a place where I can catch a big breath, calm down and remind myself of what matters in life, because I need to, over and over again, until it's printed forever in my heart. This site gives me hope that I can do something big, that I'm not wrong at all in my idea about unconditional love, about giving, courage and the simplicity of happiness. That I'm not just a lucky but naive 16 year old that walks around with a smile on her face, thinking the world is beautiful just because she doesn't know what falling down means. That the happiness I've accumulated is actually a strength I can use to help others get back on their feet and find their way home. And I really intend to do so. As much as I can. Because in a situation like mine, the time you spend searching for happiness instead of realising you already have it and then moving on to help others find theirs, is wasted time.

What you write is more than words and more than poetry. It's like you go into our brains, look at our thoughts and respond to them. It can be creepy at times. If all you're coming from is your own experiences and those of your friends, that can be a clear proof that somewhere deep inside, we really are all the same.

There's nothing more I can say. We have told you the same thing a million times over. It's nothing new.

Thank you, Iain.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for saving my life with your words i am forever grateful ..... i was meant to read these words.

mymessage said...

Ditto you nailed it.

Goddess Aphrodite said...

Wow...that is a sad commentary on our world. This site and your words have done nothing but enhance my journey in this life. :) And I thank-you for that. Bless you and all that you have done, do, and will do.

Love, A.

mymessage said...

I am sorry it has come to this. But i do understand and support your choice.

Olivia said...

If this is the last chance I get to comment, I'm going to take it I have been a reader for years but haven't commented once. It baffles me that people take time to write such ugly words about something so beautiful. Your words have helped me grow and become who I am today. You remind me time and time again that I'm not alone, even in my darkest of moments. From my late teenage yrs to my early twenties, you continue to show me that there are still people out there doing amazing things with words. I love to write and you have been nothing short of an inspiration. I can't wait to see what's to come. You were meant to write this and we were meant to read this.

Anonymous said...

I've said it so many times, but if it's the last opportunity i have to say it, then i'll say it one more time. I love you, thank you. I see my life reflected in your words, and I do too wake up every morning thinking of you...of how your words will change my life each day. Please know that I'll forever keep following, and know I understand that you understand me. always.

Sincerely, Sarah said...

Thank you for all that you have done. I found your blog years ago and your words inspired me to blog...inspired me to write. You have helped me find this incredible outlet for myself and for that I will forever be thankful. It is your book and blog that I often turn to when looking for inspiration.
I am so sorry that this has become necessary for you and that there are people who don't understand. Sure I don't relate to every single post as much as I do to some of them, but you deserve no hate for that. They is just as much you as the rest of them are. What you write is a huge part of who you are and that is never something that deserves hatred.

Thank you for helping me to fall in love with words. I am sorry that there are people who don't understand.

mimi xx said...

Hi Ivan please find these words... I come here looking for you everyday only to find a little bit more of me. Your words touch my soul. Keep pouring your heart into mine. Love you always. Mimi xxx

Tee tee said...

i'm one of those people that have been reading your words, follow through and become a fan a long time ago. I've never actually thought that it's necessary to comment because your words has said everything i needed to hear

Parting the Clouds said...

They can't spoil your beauty, keep going,let it shine, they can't reach you!!

Thank you for sharing your love and passion with so many people, your words have kept me company and warm in rough times for the last two years.

Thank you very much dear you!!

GeorgeDubya said...

I feel a certain sadness writing this. I've been reading this site for close to four years, and I used to comment regularly. As I started new jobs and moved around, my commenting tapered off, but it was always something I told myself I would start doing again. Now, as I write this comment, I think back to all the posts that moved me, and I contemplate the things I should have written, the words you should have seen.

But wondering what could have been is not productive, so I will pick up my sword and go sit by the West River to do some onion packing.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing. And I understand how horrible people can be. This blog has always been able to give words to all my feelings and I cannot tell you how amazing that feels. You have fans all around the world. I'm from Pakistan. Keep doing what you're doing, please don't ever stop.:)

Zefa said...

It's a pity that you will have to disable the comments only after a few days of me following you.

I think your blog is one distinguished blog, among those I have explored. I enjoy reading those few appeasing words of yours.

Keep writing. Although we can't comment anymore, you should know that we are still watching from afar.

Courage Is Contagious said...

I have been reading and rereading every one of your posts on bad days, good days, every day. Keep doing what you do, you make the world so beautiful with your thoughts, your emotions and your words.
THANK YOU AND NEVER STOP!

Pamela Mikhael

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your words. They are beautiful and give me strength. You have a real gift. Take care, be safe and keep writing <3

Anonymous said...

Although I never comment and almost never read the comments, this is a sad loss. I'm sure many followers have helped each other and they're sort of losing that now. But keep doing what you're doing. It's beautiful and inspiring.

Christina PeNguyen said...

Thank you. You have done so much already. You filled a dark corner of my world with light and now the entire place is brighter than ever. Your posts have always helped me see better in myself and other people. I'm sorry to hear about the soulless comments. You deserve much better.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. <3
Indeed you will always be my living miracle! Thank you.

Rissa said...

Your blog is wonderful and I'm sorry that narrow-minded ignorant people have polluted it. Though I've only just discovered this recently, it's meant more to me than I can say. Keep writing, please. It is beautiful.

FeverDream said...

this breaks my heart. i know that i'll still have your posts, but i won't have everyone's stories to read and relate to. I understand completely. actually, i had a site i had to shut down completely because of the harassment i was receiving and i'm no where near as popular as you.
you have a beautiful soul and i love it.
stay golden and stay here. please, i beg of you.

Kayla said...

Thank you for everything.

Shaun said...

Just purchased your book from book depository :) thank you for the endurance and patience to continue writing these amazing words post after post for us your avid readers. im almost embarrassed to say this is my first comment. your blog has been a fixture everytime i log on to the internet all the way here in singapore, to eagerly await your next entry. for getting me thru many a night, be it with a smile on my face or tears in my eyes, you have a way of going deep. thank you. thank you. i love you.

Anonymous said...

I want to say thank you. Your words have touched me and helped me in ways I didn't think words could have. I wish you the best in everything you do. Again, thank you.
From all of us.

LibraryGirl62 said...

WHAT!!! I am so sorry that ugly nasty small people have forced you out of something that so many people have loved! I have enjoyed not only the writing and photography. Please leave the site up so I can visit from time to time. Thanks for all you have done!

Liz B said...

there will always be the silent majority who loves you. <3

Anonymous said...

I thank you to lighten up my dark and dull days, even with your dull and dark posts. They've filled my heart beautifully. Thank you. xoxo Clara.

The wondering bird said...

I can't really say much but your posts are amazing just the way they are. I always go to your blog every time I need inspiration to write my fiction. Thanks a lot. Who cares what they say but you're one of the reasons why I continue to write. You're an inspiration and you should know that. Keep on posting and stay cool like this :)

Anonymous said...

First, the only title got my attention, then I read the how it's describe the site.
I froze... I did want to read any more. But, I guess my masochistic heart, made my eyes continue.

I read the comments' announcement. (Sorry) And I felt I had to made at least one comment. I did not want to read more because my heart it's too sad, too damaged. (sometimes I can not read things that I know are gonna make me feel sadder.)

But, still, I keep reading. And I read how people are giving you support, and I read how many are thankfull for your work. I read how your word has been an inspiration for a lot of people.

So, I have to read you.
I have to follow you on twitter, I have to conect with you in faceboook.

I know someday I will get strong enough to read and not cry.
I always thinking, "any time soon I have to feel better", the more time is passing by, the sadder my heart is.

I am a very happy person all day around, I am hidding a big sad heart.

I'll be reading you.

P.S.: Sorry about my english. I used to speak in this language long time ago, but no any more. (not as much as I should.)

S. said...

All I can say, is Thank You.

Midori said...

I'm so sorry...you really don't deserve this. :(

Anyway, we understand why you have to monitor whatever should be posted. *sigh*

Happy weekend to you!

Thank you for always inspiring us <3

sitisaby said...

I'm fine with this. I'll still see you on Twitter. Take care :)

xueni ; said...

Thanks for protecting us from the monster. You fought hard.
Please take care of yourself too, cause they are out to get you first.

I believe that you will receive our messages via all ways, where the monsters are unable to reach.

For now and forever, remember that we always love you.
& you are always kept in our mind.

We'll always miss you.

<3

Anonymous said...

I found this a month ago and now its already time to lose a part of it... that honestly stinks, but oh well I guess we all do what we think we must when we believe the time to do so is right.

Dawn said...

Thank you for informing us so thoroughly on why the comments are going to be disabled. I'm sorry you have to deal with the rotten people that don't appreciate what you do. I wanted to take a little time to tell you that what you do is beyond amazing and your words keep me positive, energized, and hopeful. Hopeful that one day all of this hurt will turn out to be worth it. You are a simple inspiration and I cannot wait to meet you if your readers ever get the chance to.

S said...

I have been reading you for three years now. And every time, on each post my comment seemed small and irrelevant. You just made everything so beautiful. you always said whatever i wanted to say. you actually made me believe it was all for me.
so i guess this would be the time to say thank you. not because you wrote it for me but because you wrote what i wanted to write.
thank you.

If you ever happen to come to india i hope to meet you
:)

ErrorCode14020 said...

There is no words to describe the feeling I've gotten from reading every single one of your posts. Your writing is beautiful, and it has helped me through a lot, and indspired me to help the people around me.

Thank you for everything, and I hope you never stop doing this. The world seems a slightly better place everytime I see a new post.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

<3 This is the first time I'm commenting on your blog..
You know, the feelings I couldn't find words for, you express them brilliantly... I feel like reading my diary..my own words...my own feelings in verbal form... You are just an angel for me... You even don't have the slightest idea how much your words mean to me... I owe a lot to you and your words...
Keep writing...
Thank you..!!
I wish to see you in person someday and if at all we meet, I'd ask you for your pen...

~Anonymous from India..

Sanguin said...

I have read your words and the words of those commenting here, for two years now, every day. That there are people in this world ruining the experiences of other by forcing you to take this small pleasure from me and others like me is sickening.

You inspire me every day.

Anonymous said...

your words saved my life. thank you.

Little Lady Designer said...

I just wanted to say thank you forever for everything. Your words will continue to be an inspiration to me, something that tells me someone else understands, something that gives me hope.

That being said, I want to thank you for sparing us all from seeing those horrible words other write. We, all those readers who truly love you, would have to deal the angry and pained emotions because none of us will stand to watch a loved one being attacked.

Your works is indeed a blessing and I will continue to check in everyday in the future!

Thank you, I love you!

Z. said...

Just as long as YOU keep writing.

Anonymous said...

100th comment :)

Annie said...

Thank you for your inspiring words. They have really helped me get through a difficult time and make me a better person everyday. I am beginning to learn to accept the difficult parts of life and live everyday with hope and optimism.

Thank you so much. Even though the comments are off, I am sure that people will continue to support and read your beautiful words!

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful for everything you've done for/on this blog. I don't even think it should be called that anymore, it holds more meaning than that. It's a lot more like a place where the truth is written down. A place that everybody should come across at some point in their life, so easily accessible but only the lucky ones have it really sink in.
I've been coming back to this for years, mostly when I was sad. Remember that one post The Fur? That has always stuck with me. I hope it sticks with you too after all of this crap with the rude comments.
Great people tend to attract jerks. There's proof everywhere. Thank you so much for everything. I'm so glad you're alive today and doing what you're doing.

Much love.

still said...

Your work has changed me.

Lisa Azani said...

i am from malaysia. just so you know, your writing penetrates directly to my heart. and i love readint your thoughts as most of the time, we share the same hurts, the same longing, and the same sadness. :)

Anonymous said...

Just in case this is the last chance I have to say it: your words, and everything else you do here, is beautiful. So is Jon's photography. You are so very loved, and I'm ashamed on behalf of our race that people would ever take the time to say such things to someone like you, doing something like this.
Stay gold.

Shara said...

I just want to thank you for everything you have given us. Because sometimes you just need to hear those words at the right time. Truly, thank you for everything and I hope to meet you one day.

All the love,
Shara

Chinon said...

Thanks for this blog your words are true inspiration and encouragement for others. this is the first time I comment on your blog sadly I regret I should have done it before. anyways thank you. you encourage me to start expressing myself in my own blog. If you know a bit of spanish maybe you can read it and know that your words come even to central america Guatemala more specifically. thanks for everything. take care

sweetpea said...

i suppose im alright with the fact that i wont be able to comment on here. ill hopefully get over it.
as long as you dont stop posting. now THAT would be the most terrible of terrible news.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for five years. I want you to know that my bed is pushed against a wall in my dorm room. Posted at eye level when I sleep is "The Day You Read This" from September 26th, 2008. I reread this almost everyday. Thank you for your honest and beautiful words. I love you. You have moved my soul.

Anonymous said...

<3 That is all.

Andrea said...

I would take whatever horrible thing as long as YOU NEVER STOP WRITING. And this, I write for you.

Casey said...

Don't stop doing the awesome and beautiful things you do, please. I'd like to thank you for inspiring me, and a lot of people, I'm sure.

I admit that I've been a silent reader. I apologise for not given you a messge like this before as I thought that my message would be overlooked, I mean, I'm sure you get a lot of messages of compliments, so it wouldn't really matter and be insignificant, as I thought. But because this would be my only chance to tell you this, might as well take it, right?

Regarding the reason why you have decided on turning off the comments, on behalf of the people who misunderstood you, for throwing unneeded comments at you, I'm sorry for their careless behaviour. Know that you deserve better. There may be people who don't appreciate what you do, but never forget the ones who do, including me.

Thank you once again. ♥
Your fan,
Casey x

exo said...

fuck that. you're my hero.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, and continue to be so brilliant and beautiful <3
I love reading your words. So please never stop writing : )

Tin Lagrimas said...

your words and Jon's pictures will always be my refuge. keep up the good work :)

trappedolphin said...

Thank you. I will always love you.

Sara said...

I just want to say thank you, thank you so much ♥

This person said...

Oh, no. And we never knew... Well, I certainly didn't. I suspected there might be some people unhappy with your works, but I didn't think it was this bad... I'm so sorry it has come to this; it must be very hard to endure.

Such a bump in the road. I hope everything turns out well, but for now I just want to thank you and Jon, for everything.

Maybe, until next time.

Good luck.

N. said...

Upon reading this, I felt it again. When evil struggles to kill the little of what's left of the light that gives, and makes, me hope.

And how no matter how hard they try, they will never be successful.

Thank you for being that light.

I love you always, all ways. And I believe that the rest of us feel exactly the way I do. Thank you.

Megan said...

Whenever I'm feeling a particularly strong emotion - be it anger, sadness, betrayal, love or lust - I am always able to find one of your posts that relates to me exactly. I know that this is selfish, but it's also so incredibly helpful. Your words have brought tears to my eyes on so many occasions and they have the ability to save lives. Don't stop writing, please.

"Your art matters. It's what got me here"

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xxx

iCaptureCA said...

Only Love . . .

because you sustain & nurture the beauty of our souls by freely offering us the brightly illuminating content of your own.

. . . and Gratitude

Heather Grace Stewart said...

Another author here ~ while I don't get the volume of comments you are getting, I have a bit of an idea what you are going through. You are doing the right thing but I know it isn't easy. Keep on writing. Stay true to you. And I do hope I get to shake your hand some day!
Heather

Moonstone said...

Wait, will you still be writing I wrote this for you?

Anonymous said...

i love you. thank you for creating this blog <3
you changed my life when i found you.

Anonymous said...

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