Dark Comedy

I Google all sorts of things that most people would think was a little weird.  I do this because I wonder about things or wonder about what will come up.  I can’t say I’m actually looking for any real answers when I do this, but it is entertaining.

Today, I Googled “reasons to commit suicide.”  No, I’m not suicidal or anything even resembling it.  I’m writing a story.  Many of my stories are organic.  A first line or a character pops into my head, and I’m off and running.  I write the story, often not knowing where it will lead.  Since I’m not a stare-off-into-space kind of girl, I tend to Google things and see where it takes me.  Sometimes I read something that resonates and makes me think, “Oh, that’s got to be part of my story!”  Most of the time, though, I find things I wasn’t looking for that lead me off onto tangents.  Like today.

If you’re not into black, satirical humor, DO NOT follow the link I’m going to provide.  You probably won’t find it funny at all.  Suicide isn’t funny, but then neither are a lot of things in life.  The thing is, life is what it is.  That’s not exactly deep or profound.  People do things everyday, some of which are wonderful and great, but others aren’t.  I long ago decided that I can respect the individual and still laugh at the dark comedy.  And frankly, I expect others to do the same when it comes to me.

I write a lot of horror, and a lot of romance.  Quite frankly, both are depressing topics to write about.  In horror, as expected, awful things happen or are done to people, which can make me sad about them.  I know… you’re asking, “Why is romance depressing?”  Because in a good romance novel, very little is true to life.  Maybe the characters are great and realistic, but in real life, love is never as easy as it is in a book.  And even if the book is very rocky getting from beginning to end, even if it’s true to life, I can open the book, and it will happen the same way each and every time.  How many points in your life would happen exactly the way they did if you had to relive them?  How much does chance rule your life?

I don’t want you to think I find life depressing.  I don’t.  I know that people are capable of great things, awful things, and everything in between.  And that’s okay with me, as long as I get to laugh.

Here’s the link: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/HowTo:Commit_Suicide

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