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dietronomy asked: hey mods! I noticed something that I thought I should bring to your attention. On the secrets that are displayed via text without the fancy fancy background, if you look at the notes you can see who submitted it. it's not a problem with me, but some folk be more concerned with anonymity. I dunno if there's anything you guys can do about that, but I thought I'd let you all know. Make sure everyone stays happy and all. love ya! :)
We usually create a secret in a new post to prevent accidentally publishing one from the inbox with someone’s name attached to it. That being said, we do have a few mishaps from time to time. There are also other times when a person does want their name attached and will tell us to do so. We just delete the information telling us that.
On your secret that was published with your name, the mod that did it thought you would want your name attached since it was about your school and a memorial about Justin.
I Must Confess
I keep thinking about Justin and how he went. It’s been almost a month, but I can’t forget.
And I think it’s because I knew he was unhappy.
There was a post on Tumblr about how wonderful he was that I contributed to. He reblogged it, thanking us and saying it was very helpful right then.
I knew he was down.
I did nothing.
Light Shines On.
In the past week there have been two suicides at my old high school. This makes 5 in the past 4 years since I graduated. One of our alumni had the wonderful idea to do a project where we all send in pictures with the words “WE ARE WOODSON” to the school and she would make both a poster and slideshow out of them.
Being the overachiever I am I took my photo, added the requisite caption, and then decided it needed something else. It needed a message of comfort and hope. Immediately I thought of JewWario’s speech from his stream. You all know the one. I added the quote to my picture (and made it very clear they were his words of course) and sent it in. The organizer then sent me a message on facebook, thanking me for my help. I thought nothing of it and simply thanked her for the opportunity to comfort those in need.
Today, after two snow days, all the kids finally went back to school, to find a poster with the pictures as well as a powerpoint to accomodate all 700+ pictures that were sent in. The organizer was also kind enough to post the powerpoint on youtube for all of the alumni to view. I of course, went to look at it and found that the three opening slides were not pictures, but Justin’s words, on a black background, reminding people that he cares about them.
It has been over a month since Justin passed. and right now, in a cafeteria in Northern Virginia, his words are being shown to 400-800 high school students, in order to remind them that they are not alone, that they are wonderful, and that there are people who care about them, even if they don’t know it.
He left this world, but his light and his kindness are still shining in places I’m sure he never expected they would, and that… well that’s something.
Here’s to you Justin, we won’t forget you, and we’ll keep your light shining however we can.
for any who are interested here’s the link to the powerpoint: