Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks is one of the very few diary-based books that I've read. This 1971 novel is about a nameless 15yo teen who developed a drug habit which was rampant during the 70s. It was originally presented as a 'real diary' but due to the questions regarding its authenticity and authorship, the book was later on viewed as a work of fiction. The effect on its readers, however, stayed the same.
I've finished this just recently and quite honestly, I'm still haunted by it. It started off as light and innocent, a teenage girl with so much potential... but one night with the wrong people changed it all. I've had my fill of the drug scene and I can definitely say that there's no such thing as a 'one time thing', and as for the writer, she went deep down the rabbit hole real fast.
The writer took me on a rollercoaster ride of hope and despair as she pour her heart out onto her diary. Nobody should go through what she went through.
Two decades later, the very essence of the book still holds true. People are still dying from overdose, either by accident or on purpose. It doesn't really matter. The mortality rate is getting higher and we're getting to a point where the victims are addressed by mere numbers instead of names. Just an addition to the drug statistics. And nothing more.
I took these photos almost two years ago, anxious to share my love for a film that had a huge impact on me as a child...but as is often the case for me, I found that I had far more to say about this film(and my frustration that Disney continually refuses to release it) than I could ever begin to encapsulate in an Instagram post. Various times over the past two years I have revisited these photos and attempted to craft a succinct yet comprehensive treatise on why this amazing film is so important and so deserving of the attention it deserves...but every time I ended up frustrated that I couldn’t extol this film’s virtues in a concise manner that would fit into Instagram’s character limitations. So, I’ve decided I’ll just go ahead and post these pictures and simply say that I have adored this film ever since I was a very young boy and as a Cinephile, a Disney Freak and an Animation aficionado, I will forever be frustrated that a film that I love so much will never get the pristine High Definition release it deserves. Instead, we are stuck having to buy these sub-par VHS to DVD bootlegs(truly horrible, horrible quality), at exorbitant prices on eBay and shady “dark web” websites. This film is so incredibly important from a cultural standpoint and is a milestone in animation history...it deserves far, far better than this. Please, visit the site I have snapped a screenshot of in the last photo and educate yourself about this beloved Disney classic...and while you’re there, please consider signing the online petition, letting Disney know that there is indeed a legion of fans clamoring for this film. Maybe...just maybe...they’ll listen someday. 😕😞#disney#songofthesouth#juliuslester#uncleremus#brerrabbit#brerbear#brerfox#jamesbaskett#bobbydriscoll#splashmountain#waltdisneyworld#disneyland#childhoodfavorite#mustsee#classic#controversial#racism#history#animation#dvd#bluray#cd#soundtrack#cinephile#filmlover#disneyfan#ilovedisney
After watching @poppunkmerchwall 's new video, where he discusses whether emo and rap music go together I sat down and wrote what came to my mind but also what I’ve been wanting to say for years. You should definitely check out the video on yt (Nate The Mate is the channel) if you’re interested in the context. This is just my honest opinion and I respect any others completely. Either way I hope you get what I want to say with that and maybe even why. 「#emo#poppunk#rap#rambling#punkrock#controversial#depression 」