Today I woke up thinking oh crap it’s Monday gross. I had a great weekend and now it’s Monday. I hopped onto Twitter and I saw the following post from someone I admire greatly. Anne Wheaton. I admire her and her husband Wil so much. I’ll get into that a little more later on.
My first thought was are they talking about a movie Wil made in 1993 called The Liars Club it has Brian Krause (Leo from Charmed) Wil (Wil Wheaton Sheldon’s enemy in The Big Bang Theory and lots of other things I could list without even going to IMDB Not to mention him playing a hacker named Chaos on my favorite show Leverage) Michael Cudlitz (Sgt Ford The Walking Dead) Soleil Moon Frye (I gotta do it! Punky Brewster!!!! She was also Roxie King on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch but for me it’s Punky all the way!!) so yeah in this movie Wil is friends with a guy who ends up raping a girl at a party and the group of friends all try to cover for their friend and the girl ends up being murdered. That was 100% the first thing I thought when I read this tweet then I reread it and thought holy crap!! This asshat that said this is dead serious and is trying to take out Wil listen that doesn’t fly for me at all! I’m ready to take out my earrings and go on the attack!!! I have felt like Anne and Wil have become my long distance friends because of social media. So I immediately felt the need to be momma bear and protect my friends! I was outraged for them!!! I’m very willing to knock anyone out when it comes to messing with my friends!!
I need to add I don’t personally know Anne or Wil other than through his movies and their social media platforms. I did have the opportunity to chat with Wil for a few minutes at a convention once and that was really cool!!
I also have to back this train up a minute and say for full disclosure I once upon a time had posters of Wil on my walls and teenage me was just in love with him!! Somewhere over time I’m not sure exactly when or how it happened but he shifted to this person who could have easily (and still can) be a part of my tribe. He has to bring Anne or else we may not let him in 🙂 kidding they are both 100% welcome in our tribe anytime!
Wil’s movies got me through some rough patches in my life. I could turn on Stand by Me, Toy Soldiers and The Secret of NIMH and forget my worries for awhile. Teenage me was a hot hot mess! To be honest early twenty-something me was a hot mess also.
Now days watching Toy Soldiers is like putting on a pair of comfy sweatpants and curling up with a cup of coffee it’s familiar and comforting. Now we fast forward to about 6 years ago gosh probably more now that I think about it. Anyhow I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. My wild and crazy hot mess teenage years were probably caused due to that but I wasn’t diagnosed until I was in my late twenties early thirties. I was always moody and could change from happy to pissed off in no time and I’d get antsy a lot and as I got older the worst it got. Honest to goodness between Wil and Carrie Fisher talking about their mental illnesses it made me see that I could do this! I’m not broken I’m ok I’m not crazy. There is nothing to be ashamed about. I love and appreciate all the hard work you and Anne do to promote mental health awareness!!!!
So with that I have to say thank you Wil. Thank you Anne! I know that you left Twitter Wil and frankly you are probably smarter for it!! I am glad that Anne is still active on Twitter and you both have a strong instagram games it helps make all the bad stuff go down easier knowing there are people out there just like me! If either one of you or both of you end up in Omaha first round of whatever is on me!!! Also I will take my earrings out and mess up anyone if needed. I’m my tribes very own brute squad enforcer and since you both are in my tribe that means I’ll brute squad for you too!!
Also I’m truly sorry there are asshats out there! I adore you both thank you for all you do!