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I know it's been ages since I've written anything but I have to talk about the loss of the most fantastic writer of teen fiction I've ever read. I've never read teenagers portrayed so accurately as in his works. Mr. Ned Vizzini took his own life the weekend before Christmas.
It breaks my heart, he battled depression for much of his life and spent so long suffering. His own experience with mental illness is what enabled him to write such insightful works about people suffering in their own minds. 
His books had such a great impact upon so many people, myself included. "It's Kind of a Funny Story" as well as Ned's autobiography helped me through a period of depression.
I had a brief interaction with Mr. Vizzini when my mother took a picture of me purchasing his new book "The Other Normals" and sent it to him on twitter. Ned replied cheerfully and thanked me for the photograph. That simple thing made me nearly cry tears of joy, I respect him so much and found such solace in his works that the fact I myself gave him any measure of happiness brings tears to my eyes. When I cried to my mother upon learning the news of his death, she held me and reminded me of a line from an episode of Doctor Who. "Life's a pile of  good and bad things, the bad things don't necessarily cancel out the good things, and you definitely added to his pile of good things."
Mr. Vizzini you saved so many people from a horrible fate, it kills me that you couldn't save yourself. You will be missed by many, I wish you'd had longer on this Earth. I wish the best for your wife and kids. Rest in peace you poor lost soul.
 
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Hello all, my name is Riley and I like to draw things. I draw sexy things, I draw nerdy things and I draw cute cute things.
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Sumac-Dalek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
I won't be here when your birthday comes, so I'll have to wish you an early one! 'Appy birthday! :glomp:
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Sumac-Dalek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Thanks for watching!
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Sumac-Dalek Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Happy upcoming birthday! :huggle:
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Emobella101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you for all the nice comments! I haven't been online in ages but you're  sweetie!
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Sumac-Dalek Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
You're very welcome!
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Sumac-Dalek Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
You seem like an awesome person. :heart:
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Kudarangan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Hi !! Thanks for the fave !!!
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CianLazer Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gracias por los favoritos
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Youholic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thnks for the fav
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CianLazer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>gracias por los favoritos</font></font>
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