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Thanks everyone for the feedback so far! This has been on my mind for a while so its great to see peoples opinions~ those who stayed and we needed the legitimint question~
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Blackbutler3000 wrote:

~Suicide Joke~<~ the actual topic name
Please read the first post please since someone wanted to change my forum topic -___-
I don't appreciate you changing my name to the question because most will awnser without even reading the first post~


Suicide is a very sensitive topic and we tend to get lots of reports against any threads about it, sometimes from folks who don't seem to read the thread. In this case readers might have misinterpreted this as a thread where folks were being encouraged to tell suicide jokes.Therefore I felt it was important to provide a little more context in the thread title. I've now added a request to "read the first post" to the title.

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Everyone likes a little dark humor here and there. I like it all the time.


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Blackbutler3000 wrote:

~Suicide Joke~<~ the actual topic name
Please read the first post please since someone wanted to change my forum topic -___-
I don't appreciate you changing my name to the question because most will awnser without even reading the first post~


Suicide is a very sensitive topic and we tend to get lots of reports against any threads about it, sometimes from folks who don't seem to read the thread. In this case readers might have misinterpreted this as a thread where folks were being encouraged to tell suicide jokes.Therefore I felt it was important to provide a little more context in the thread title. I've now added a request to "read the first post" to the title.



Thank you lovely. I understood where you are coming from if it helps at all I ended with like a disclaimer basically.
I picked this topic because I knew it would be on the safe side. As always there's always someone out there that will get offended but I thought for the most part people would appreciate the topic being brought up. I was jus aggravated because I already have people responding to the question. Without reading the first post so I thank you for adding that at least in the name~
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No it's not wrong. I'm sure you wouldn't make a suicide joke to someone about to jump off a building or something. Jokes are jokes, to hell with the people who don't get them. You can't please everyone and you are not required to do so.
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dark humor can be hilarious so long as it doesn't foray into extremely bad taste. i would say suicide is far from the worst thing that brand of humor can include.
i find some of the suicide jokes i've seen to be funny, as someone who has been suicidal in the past.
i know for the most part that they're not serious.

there are some examples where the 'humor' seems to be in highly bad taste though. people like onision are just intentionally offensive and outrageously, unapologetically rude for the sake of maintaining a viewership of juvenile teens in many cases without trying to actually incorporate wit into their "humor", i'd call that "bad taste", as someone who enjoys dark humor, it's an insult to the standards of dark humor to label onisions "jokes" as being under the same categorization.
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It is all the manner of the tone of how you are saying it. I see no wrong with it.
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No it's not wrong. I'm sure you wouldn't make a suicide joke to someone about to jump off a building or something. Jokes are jokes, to hell with the people who don't get them. You can't please everyone and you are not required to do so.


I 100% agree ^w^ yea I was it wasn't me telling someone har har lemme joke about them wanting to kill themselves right as they're about to it was more of joking for my own comfort I struggle with severe depression for most of my life joking and helping others has always kept me on my feet.
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Jokes that have those kind of topics, it depends who you are with. I wouldn't say that unless the people I'm with know it's a joke.
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I don't care. Infact I got used to it by lurking on the internet for so long. "Go kill yourself" is the equivalent of "fuck off" for me.
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Some of the greatest comedians of the past 30 years or so have actually dealt with having depression, some severely, including Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Sarah Silverman, Owen Wilson, David Letterman, Larry David, Jim Carrey, Conan O'Brien, Maria Bamford, Woody Allen and Robin Williams. I know that some of them have even joked about it on their shows and in their routines. So, no, it's not wrong to joke about it, and it can actually help you through the rough and dark times. I myself suffer from depression, and have since high school, but you probably wouldn't guess it if you met me because I'm a pretty positive and happy person normally. I'm like you where helping others and joking around actually helps keep me on my feet and my own attitude lifted up. If someone needs my help, I'll gladly give it to them, even if I'm suffering. I have learned however that there are times where I need to take care of just myself when I'm feeling that way, so make sure that you don't take on too much.

Here's a link to a great article about comedians and depression: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/why-funniest-people-saddest/1057843/
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Some of the greatest comedians of the past 30 years or so have actually dealt with having depression, some severely, including Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Sarah Silverman, Owen Wilson, David Letterman, Larry David, Jim Carrey, Conan O'Brien, Maria Bamford, Woody Allen and Robin Williams. I know that some of them have even joked about it on their shows and in their routines. So, no, it's not wrong to joke about it, and it can actually help you through the rough and dark times. I myself suffer from depression, and have since high school, but you probably wouldn't guess it if you met me because I'm a pretty positive and happy person normally. I'm like you where helping others and joking around actually helps keep me on my feet and my own attitude lifted up. If someone needs my help, I'll gladly give it to them, even if I'm suffering. I have learned however that there are times where I need to take care of just myself when I'm feeling that way, so make sure that you don't take on too much.

Here's a link to a great article about comedians and depression: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/why-funniest-people-saddest/1057843/


Robin Williams is my ideal that the thing with me though I just keep beating myself and letting myself suffer. At this point I feel like I deserve it idk why tho. I've never cared much about myself and landed in the hospital too many times because of it. But I never cared because it made someone happy and/or helped someone.
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Na, dark humor is like a kid with cancer.

It never gets old.

You are completely fine.
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BlackRose0607 wrote:

Some of the greatest comedians of the past 30 years or so have actually dealt with having depression, some severely, including Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Sarah Silverman, Owen Wilson, David Letterman, Larry David, Jim Carrey, Conan O'Brien, Maria Bamford, Woody Allen and Robin Williams. I know that some of them have even joked about it on their shows and in their routines. So, no, it's not wrong to joke about it, and it can actually help you through the rough and dark times. I myself suffer from depression, and have since high school, but you probably wouldn't guess it if you met me because I'm a pretty positive and happy person normally. I'm like you where helping others and joking around actually helps keep me on my feet and my own attitude lifted up. If someone needs my help, I'll gladly give it to them, even if I'm suffering. I have learned however that there are times where I need to take care of just myself when I'm feeling that way, so make sure that you don't take on too much.

Here's a link to a great article about comedians and depression: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/why-funniest-people-saddest/1057843/


Robin Williams is my ideal that the thing with me though I just keep beating myself and letting myself suffer. At this point I feel like I deserve it idk why tho. I've never cared much about myself and landed in the hospital too many times because of it. But I never cared because it made someone happy and/or helped someone.


I grew up watching his movies for kids, so it really hit me hard when I heard of his death, which was actually at the end of a closing shift where I worked for my job last. It totally sucked that that happened to him. Though, you'd never know he was suffering from depression by watching him in his movies or shows and stuff. I didn't even learn that he had depression, actually bi-polar disorder to be exact, until I was in my 20's. Just goes to show you that you never know who might be dealing with it. A great movie of his that he did that actually deals with the subject of depression is called Dead Poets Society. If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend that you do. It's one of his more serious roles, but it's also one of his greatest roles.
And I know exactly what you mean when you describe how you feel, because I've been there myself, several times. I've never ended up in the hospital because of it though, at least not for more than a few hours a couple of times. And I've been through a lot of dark shit in my life. It took me a long time to realize that I do need to take a step back and take care of myself first sometimes before I can help those around me.
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