Checking In
Checking In

Good to check in with your buddies. Even better to be checked in on, sometimes!

News: Posted May 7th, 2020 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Checking In”

  1. Greaterbookwyrm Says:

    When you’re BFFs with Bismuth.

    Posted May 11th, 2020 at 7:40 pm
  2. Melissa DePlanche Says:

    Glad she has squishimals. I need them a lot right now.

    Posted May 11th, 2020 at 8:51 pm
  3. threetailfox Says:

    Glad there are squishables. I’ve been getting a lot of use from them right now. Also glad she has people checking in on her too.

    Posted May 11th, 2020 at 8:53 pm
  4. Ari Says:

    Sad sad sad
    Tears come so easy right now. Abbey needs to take care of herself and her friends and be taken care of.
    Everyone out there take care of yourself and your friends.

    Posted May 11th, 2020 at 10:45 pm
  5. Willo Says:

    Yep, This is why you don’t do that to people, Katie.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 1:53 am
  6. General Tekno Says:

    I’m suspecting her state of mind is moreso rooted in a sense of feeling like she has to keep up her standard carefree crazy persona, because of which people assume she doesn’t have any problems.

    I mean, just tracing this all the way back to her job hunt, even – she pointedly did NOT tell her closest friends that she ended up settling for a Subway job because that’s all that she could get. It feels like she’s in that situation where as we as humans get older, we shift in subtle ways, and some of the high energy crazy does eventually fade. (Not all of it of course, god forbid, but it goes to other places.)

    Like she’s the fun random one, and it’s feeling to me like her standard persona is becoming more of a mask that she wears in front of others because underneath she’s not doing that great and has nobody to confide in.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 2:59 am
  7. Vince Says:

    Poor Abby. I really empathize with the inability to say “I want to talk about something that’s bothering me”.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 6:40 am
  8. Tride Says:

    “But then out of nowhere everything changed
    When a voice said ‘Hi there, how are you today? ‘
    Six simple words, seven simple syllables
    It doesn’t always take grand gestures or miracles”
    -Scroobius Pip, Domestic Silence

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 6:48 am
  9. Beth Says:

    YES, this. When someone reaches out and asks how you’re doing — if you have the spoons for it, ASK THEM BACK.

    And don’t squelch them if they respond. Not that this exact thing has happened to me lately.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 7:53 am
  10. Fabfunk von Cronenberg Says:

    Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone if you’re having a bad day.

    Be healthy, my friends.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 9:29 am
  11. Ugh. I can identify with Abbie so much right now. So often, when one is being the rock for someone, we often forget that the rock often needs a rock of its own to hold onto.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 9:54 am
  12. Buster Says:

    I thought her name was Abbey, not Roday.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 10:55 am
  13. Luis Says:

    I feel this at a personal level. I am usually the friend who check on everyone, who tries to make sure everyone is okay. But when the inevitable deluge of anxiety and depression hits… i find myself alone and unable to ask for help.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 11:37 am
  14. Paperiahma Says:

    Poor Abby. She is quite possibly my favourite character of the whole cast and I appreciate all the subtle struggles that she might be going through right now. Not only being a rock for Mark, the talk with Kate and her situation with her job… but the fact that these are all happening the same time and, reading between the lines, it seems that she is experiencing these big things for the first time. She only recently graduated and has an unfulfilling job for the first time. A friend close to her has gone through an emotionally tumultuous shift that’s rippling through their social circles and she feels lost in complex situations like that. These are common things to happen in every person’s life, but they can also be overwhelming when experienced for the first time. Then, when you’re the hyper energetic, happy-go-lucky type, it’s hard for people to notice when you’re not doing well. So they might forget to check up on you. So glad Jodi is here and doubly glad that Abbie is willing to admit to her that she needs a friend.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 1:28 pm
  15. TB Says:

    “No man is a failure who has friends.” – Clarence

    People who have your back are at least as important as any therapy.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 2:13 pm
  16. Visitor Says:

    @Buster it’s a misspelling of “today”, probably on purpose. Texting is hard

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 7:43 pm
  17. Dean Says:

    I love the super candid photo of Mark on Abbie’s phone. You can tell she said ‘Hey, Mark!’ and then took a photo as soon as he turned around.

    Posted May 12th, 2020 at 8:48 pm
  18. Azraphon Says:

    Everyone needs to get off Katie’s back. I’ve had to be a go-between in similar circumstances, and it isn’t nice, but the friend who needed me to do it wasn’t being lazy or thoughtless, they were creating necessary distance between themselves and someone they now weren’t sure they were safe around. I didn’t like doing it but I’m glad they trusted me enough to ask me. We don’t know Katie’s history, so I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt.

    That being said, I do think Abbie (Abby?) is probably feeling feels she doesn’t often have a chance to express because she’s backed herself into a clown corner. I think a lot of us have been there.

    Posted May 14th, 2020 at 5:34 am