I’m Breaking Up With You

Hi. It’s me. I didn’t want to say all this to your face so I’m writing it down, I hope that doesn’t seem cowardly but I don’t know how you’re going to react because frankly I feel like you’re obsessed, and it’s weird.

Remember when we first met? A long long time ago, lol. Sorry. I’ll try and be serious. You know me, I like to throw a little humour in. That’s one of the things you said made it love at first sight. But I’m not who I was thirty years ago and neither are you. I feel like only one of us has moved on.

I’ve tried (because yes, there is a ‘try’) to mature, to develop, to discover who I am and share all that with you but you rejected the new me. You said it was a betrayal to you. You even accused me of not being true to myself, but it’s all ME. I can’t be anything but true to myself. You meant true to your ideal me, and I was never going to live up to those standards, they’re too muddled with your feelings about your own youth, that first flush of discovery, the adventure we went on together. But that adventure was of it’s time. We were both young.

And to be brutally honest, I got too big. I’m massive. I no longer like myself. It’s why I keep trying to change the way I look, to make ME happy, but you just complain.

I don’t mind that people laugh at us, please don’t think I’m ashamed of you. But your obsession with me is distracting you from other things you might like. You still have pictures of me on your wall, for goodness sake! And those little figurines…I’m flattered but I feel stifled, like the plastic box is a metaphor for you smothering me. You want to preserve me, to suspend me and yourself in time. I’ve always been your escape from the real world but your constant shoehorning me into unrelated topics, your insistence on comparing others to me, is unhealthy.

It’s time, baby. You love me? I know. But I think you should see other films.





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Tracy King

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  1. September 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm —

    I have nothing to add but LOL and Yes. If I wasn’t wine-soaked, I wouldn’t even add those useless comments.

    You are a genius.

  2. September 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm —

    FINE. I am stuck out-of-town for work. I was gonna watch you, for free, on my laptop tonight. But no, now I will spend $17.99 to watch Avengers on the TV. HAPPY?

  3. September 23, 2012 at 3:29 am —

    Fine then. We can still be friends.

    I always had a good report with Alien, although we haven’t been in touch for a while, so I missed the last one.

    Guess I’ll go check out Prometheus. Talk to you later.

  4. September 23, 2012 at 10:49 am —

    I have absolutely no idea what this is about.

  5. September 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm —

    I’m not so old as to presume I’m missing some reference. So do tell, please. What’r ya talkin’ ’bout?

  6. September 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm —

    Star Wars? Did something happen at Dragoncon? It feels a little like my friend is throwing a party and didn’t invite me.

  7. September 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm —

    If you’re not sure what the letter is about, the illustration should clear that up. If you can’t see it, switch from ‘mobile view’ to ‘full site view’. If you *still* don’t get it, this may not be the satire you are looking for…

  8. September 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm —

    I though it was perfectly clear. You just have to “trust your feelings…”

  9. September 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm —

    Okay, now I get the Star Wars bit. And yet I still have NFI what that picture is meant to be of. Or what your point is.

  10. September 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm —

    Being part of a community makes me happy. I don’t want to feel like I have to pass some kind of test to be included. Feeling stupid is not a problem. I am totally OK with that.

  11. September 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm —

    I don’t care what it means as long you’re not leaving

  12. September 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm —

    You have to hover over the picture with your mouse. I always go to that solution when all else fails.

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