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Teens live lives with more complex interactions than many adults experience in a year. Between a growing social media presence and rising hormonal outbursts, drama is waiting around every corner, and man, is it juicy. Reddit user, u/PMMeYourPrettyEyes, wanted to know about the juiceiest when they asked: Teenagers of Reddit, what is the Drama in your life right now?
What Even Is The Truth?[rebelmouse-image 18360973 is_animated_gif=
Best friend gets a girlfriend, then all of a sudden decides he never felt like we were real friends.
He said this.
Also he lied about having a gf for about 3 months. idc about it, but he lied a lot
Who Needs Her Back?[rebelmouse-image 18360974 is_animated_gif=
My mom wants to get back into my life now after not seeing me and my sister for 5 years.
Tbh we're both happier and better off without her. But the guilt-tripping from people who don't even remotely understand our situation is making me crazy.
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Last night after watching the Incredibles 2, I told this girl I've been hanging out with for a couple of months that I liked her.
The feelings weren't reciprocated and I now I have a new hobby of going through coloring books.
Choices, Choices[rebelmouse-image 18360976 is_animated_gif=
My dad in US inviting me to live with him, i want to go but my mom wont let me. I'm finishing high school and i just made 16.
Im not fluent, my english is pretty bad, and i want to study english in my dad's country
Obs: im from Brazil
Who's Going To Tell Mom?[rebelmouse-image 18360977 is_animated_gif=
I'm kind of f_*_ed for College
When All You Have Is Time[rebelmouse-image 18359455 is_animated_gif=
I like this girl, pretty sure she likes me, but I'm currently abroad for an exchange program. I'm afraid she might be over me when I come back
No Follow Through[rebelmouse-image 18350313 is_animated_gif=
A friend who has told me to my face that she was interested in a relationship with me has been leading me on for weeks. Today told me that she isn't and never was interested in me. I guess I don't blame her, but I feel pretty crushed at the moment. It's kinda put me into a depressive spiral and I've stopped taking my antidepressants because I was mostly trying to be happy for her sake.
I'm just a f_*_ing mess at the moment.
Is Forgiveness Divine?[rebelmouse-image 18360979 is_animated_gif=
Someone did something morally questionable and I'm getting a little flak for not treating him like my bitter enemy, because I think he can change.
Problem Solving Like A Mother[rebelmouse-image 18360980 is_animated_gif=
I'm supposed to go to summer school tomorrow in order to fulfill a PE credit. Thing is that I live like 5 miles from the school, and they apparently don't provide busing. Both my parents work, and the only time when they can pick me up is 3 hours after the class ends, during their lunch-break. They provided busing before... why couldn't you do it this year.
EDIT: Im taking an Uber now, thanks for the advice!
No One Knows Anything Online[rebelmouse-image 18360981 is_animated_gif=
Some group of a**holes at my school created a racist social media account. They got busted for it eventually, and a couple people got maced for it. The ringleader either left the school or was expelled, but needless to say he didn't come back to school. Tarnished the reputation of our entire class.
There's also some sh-t going down with social media in the freshman class. This time it was an account posting memes about teachers at the school, and a lot of people were in on it. It was discovered eventually, and mostly turned out fine, except that our Humanities teacher was absolutely pissed about it. He's not writing college recommendations for any freshmen once they become seniors, and pretty much hates the entire class now. I've had him, and he's one of the harder teachers, so my heart goes out to their GPAs.
Good Luck, Dude[rebelmouse-image 18360982 is_animated_gif=
Gonna meet my dad for the first time in 10 years + loads of fam drama
Good Luck To You, Too[rebelmouse-image 18345825 is_animated_gif=
My girlfriend's mom doesn't want her to see any guys. She literally won't even meet me because that involves a guy in her house. She's divorced her husband and kicked my girlfriend's brother out of the house. My mom didn't know that when me and my girlfriend were hanging out with each other, it was without my girlfriend's mom knowing.
I always am honest with my parents and so I told my mom that my girlfriend's mom didn't know. Now my mom won't let me hang out with my girlfriend because her mom doesn't want us hanging out. I'm really happy with her and this is really stressful and saddening. I've always been a really good kid with great grades and sports and never breaking any rules but in about 40 minutes I'm sneaking out to see her.
Wish me luck I guess.
Freud Knew What He Was Talking About[rebelmouse-image 18349471 is_animated_gif=
Haha I just lost all of my friends because of a Freudian slip in an argument.
Got into an argument. Was having a depression induced mental breakdown. Part of a pretty broken friend group. I.E. they aren't really be able to function outside of the friend group. Said everybody in the group were sh-tty people including me and the person I was arguing with. Actually meant broken.
Saying Good-Bye Is Never Easy[rebelmouse-image 18360983 is_animated_gif=
Going from high school to college.
This is my last summer with my best friends because we're all going to different schools in the fall. We'll still be friends but it won't be the same. Also I had a realization that I won't see most of my school friends ever again and it's really bumming me out.
Again, Good Luck[rebelmouse-image 18360984 is_animated_gif=
Gonna have an intervention w my friend who's letting drugs ruin her life... wish me luck.
When What You Want Is Gone[rebelmouse-image 18360985 is_animated_gif=
already on summah break but the guy i've been crushing on on-and-off for like the past two yrs told me a week before the end of the school year that he was transferring to a boarding school out of state. he's someone i have a ton of history with and i guess him leaving isn't really drama ?? per se but i don't really know what i'm gonna do without him bc besides the fact that he's probably the person i've had the strongest feelings for, he's also one of my closest friends and i'm still kinda hung over the fact that he's not gonna be here. :/
we both just finished our freshmen year of high-school and i knew him since the start of middle school but we didn't really start talking until last year because we were both in mostly the same classes.
It Does, Thank You[rebelmouse-image 18346487 is_animated_gif=
My friends and I are in a multi-day debate about what to name our group chat, hope this lightens up the thread a little bit
When The People Who Are Supposed To Help Cause The Probelm[rebelmouse-image 18360986 is_animated_gif=
Teacher who's being a jerk. This is the full story if you want to read, I posted this on r/askreddit two days ago.
I was part of a two year program in grade 9 in which I took a few classes together in sequence and did a project at the end of each year. It was near the end of the year and the project was underway. We were made up of groups from years one and two of the program, so freshmen and sophomores working together. I was sick for a week and went to the teacher (lets call her Ms. Module) of the year 2 students for information about what I missed because she was in charge of the project. She told me it was on her teacher page and I thanked her and left. The next day I get a bunch of texts from sophomores and juniors that Ms. Module had complained about me by name saying I "wasn't afraid of her" and was a "disrespectful student" for not checking the website first and asking her before school. She really hurt my feelings and hurt the way my peers view me as a person. She then did it again the next year, this time telling a class of sophomores about how I was "terrible" at presenting and "got a poor grade", something which was false (I got a 92). I then noticed she set the Google Classroom we used for handing things in to automatically share every document we produced in class along with our scores on those works with a woman in Arkansas (I'm in NY) named Jodi. I asked her about it and she told me to tell nobody. I asked my friend if he saw it and she overheard me. She threatened to send me to a week of detention if I told anyone else (because she was obviously violating FERPA, NYS Ed policy, and our district's policy). The next week I took my midterm and failed (63%, lowest out of 60 students in her class). I've never gotten less than a 94 on midterms/finals/any English test. I asked to see it (she just gave me an old regents test which any English teacher could grade) because I wanted a second opinion. Apparently she throws them out after grading. Sorry that was long, I just wanted to say something.
Get It ALL Out[rebelmouse-image 18360987 is_animated_gif=
I'm seventeen, graduating high school in two weeks, and I hate my best friend.
She's the single most annoying person I know. She acts stupid on purpose so no one takes her seriously, but then blames people for not taking her seriously. She never gives proper advice when I have to talk to her about her problems, but she is constantly talking about her problems, which consist solely of "two boys like me, who do I choose."
She's extremely hypocritical, yet she doesn't realize it. There's this guy in our group of friends who likes her, and she knows that. She always invites him out to hang out with us, she shows him her Spotify playlists, and the stuff she posts on her "private" Tumblr about her emotions. Then she gets upset and thinks he's creepy for always hanging out with us, and listening to her Spotify playlists, and browsing through her Tumblr blog.
She complains about some girls in our grade jumping from guy to guy, whereas she's been in a situation where she was in a serious relationship, decided to take a break, and dated another guy for a week. Only for a week though, because she went back to her old boyfriend after that. But Guy 2 didn't like the original boyfriend, so a couple months later she wen't back to the other guy. Then she gets upset that her ex-boyfriend is unhappy with her because she thinks he left her for another girl, and that she did nothing wrong.
She's constantly trying to simultaneously become, and one-up me. If I buy an item of clothing, she'll go out and buy the same thing. If I mention I like a certain thing, she'll go out and buy it, or say that she suddenly likes that thing, even though I might've been talking about it for months. When I bring it up, she always says that she had always liked the thing, and that I was thinking too deep, even though she would never mention the thing until after I had.
She's a snitch too. Whenever I confide anything in her, it should be known that it's between us. So imagine my surprise when her boyfriend confronts me about things I told her in confidence, like who my crushes were, and what my opinions on certain people were. Sure, I might tell other people stuff she tells me, but at least I have the good sense to make sure they don't bring that up to her.
The real kicker though, is that we aren't real best friends. I never tell her anything important about my life, because I've learned my lesson. She never has any real input to conversations, because she'd rather discuss my life with the boyfriends she keeps jumping between. I've known her for ten years now, and we've never hugged, because she "doesn't like affection," even though she has no problem showing affection to the other people in our group of friends. She doesn't refer to me as her best friend, only as her "person," because she has this strange superstition that any person she refers to as her "best friend" leaves her. But that's just because the only three people she's ever referred to as her best friend were the two guys she dated, and this one girl who's a severe narcissist...
...She's likeable, but not a good best friend by any means. I can't just stop being her friend though, because her other three best friends did, and that was horrible for her self-esteem, and she already suffers from anxiety, and I refuse to "seem" like the asshole in this situation, even though I know I'm not. This September I'll be moving three hours away for University, and I won't be the one to keep this friendship going if she isn't willing to make the effort to. If we fall out, that's on her. I've dealt with this long enough.
The Family Trip Is Riding On The Line[rebelmouse-image 18360988 is_animated_gif=
Sister is an anti-vaxxer and is begging my dad for money while simultaneously trashing us on FB.
2 of my 4 friends are dating and they're in a rlly toxic relationship where one threatens to break up with the other basically every day, guilt trips, stuff like that.
Like friend one asks the rest of the group "hey should I break up w friend 2" on a weekly basis. Makes it rlly awkward. They've broken up about 2-3 times already.
We're all going on a trip in two weeks so basically we have to hope and pray that their relationship is strong enough to last until then bc if they break up the whole trip is essentially ruined.
Hollywood really has made a mess of entertainment and storytelling.
And it doesn't have to be that way.
There are so many people with new, fresh ideas, yet they choose to keep redoing the same old. concepts.
The people want more and better and it is possible
Nobody needs 167 sequels done poorly!
Redditor MainCrab1383 wanted the entertainment industry to listen up!!
"What do you wish Hollywood would stop doing?"
I wish they would give more chances unknowns. Every known starts an unknown, you know.
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"Remakes of good movies, I don’t understand why they remake good movies, when there are tons of flops that have potential, that they could remake."
"Characters getting punched multiple times in the face in 1 scene and having no signs of the trauma in the next scene."
"Or shot, but they remove the bullet in a dirty motel and sew it up with freaking twine and knitting needles so now it doesn’t hurt anymore and they can go fight more bad guys unencumbered."
"This reminded me of characters getting absolutely wasted then either being relatively sober in the next scene, or have no hangover the day after."
"Stop making films and TV shows that we cannot see because they are too dark and cannot hear what TF people are saying. That would be a good start."
"I honestly think some vfx engineers stuffed up and others thought it was a trend and continued to underexpose. Series 8 of game of Thrones was about 8 slightly diffident blank pixels running about the screen."
Fill her up!
"EMPTY CUPS. I hate seeing people holding cups and pretending to take drinks from obviously empty cups. Their hands never move right, or if it’s an open cup, you can literally see that it’s empty."
"They move their hand way too fast! It's like they don't even know they're supposed to be pretending it has liquid inside."
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"Casting attractive people in ‘ugly’ roles."'
"Like when the obviously gorgeous person gets a makeover."
Casting is subjective... so they say.
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"Showing incorrect CPR."
"Just do what the AED tells you to do. No thinking required."
"Forcing a love story that makes no sense in a movie that has nothing to do with romance."
"Long kisses in the middle of a 'we're running out of time' scene. We gotta save the world, but let me take my time to say goodbye/goodluck first."
"Long kisses after a death defying scene. Sure, kissing is what they do next."
Makes no Sense
"Having a main character whose job/income level does not match their home or lifestyle at all."
"I was about to say that Charlie’s shi**y apartment in 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' is the one exception to that rule I can think of. But oddly enough his roommate, Frank, is a millionaire."
"Supposedly when they started making Big Bang Theory they tried putting them in a realistic apartment, and it made it really depressing."
"Adapting stuff into live-action movies when they should really be animated. Examples include upcoming Mega Man, Pac-Man and Minecraft movies which are ALL set to be live-action."
"I had no idea that any of these movies were in the works. Pac-Man will be half CGI, NO doubt. Going the Sonic route. Unless they literally just have it as an inspiration, and it's just a guy in yellow running away from ghosts in a labyrinth."
"Minecraft? Well, everyone will watch it, so I'm sure they don't care if it's good. But it's clearly going to focus on Steve building a nether portal and trying to kill a f**king dragon. Mega-Man? Yeah, I can see that working live action. Oh wait, it's a Netflix Original? Yeah, no. That's going to be absolute trash."
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"Casting 35 year olds as high schoolers."
"Can we add casting 16-18 year olds to play 11 year olds?! Priah Ferguson was 16 when she played 11 year old Erica Sinclair in Stranger Things season 4. WTH!?"
Lord Hollywood has a lot of work to do!
What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.
Time is not always a friend.
It can systematically destroy everything.
Or is that just humans abusing time?
Everything does degrade naturally...
"What has consistently been getting shi**ier?"
Life in general. Life has gotten worse. Not to be a downer. What happened?
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"My health as I get older. People aren’t kidding when they say 'I turned X age and started falling apart' it actually happens."
"Yeah it used to be all about sharing stuff with your friends. Now it’s all about trying to keep your eyes on it as long as possible so they can show you more ads. The social networks that are about sharing stuff and the actual content either get acquired or die."
"T-shirts. It used to be that you would get a t-shirt and it would last you literally decades. Almost more importantly in my opinion, the shirt also had some 'structure' and shape to it. Now t-shirts are thin, flimsy, and formless. I feel like I’m wearing an undershirt or a pajamas shirt."
"I should note that around the time t-shirts got sh*ttier, all the t-shirt brands started advertising 'THIS IS THE SOFTEST T-SHIRT EVER.'"
"I’m 99% sure the whole 'softness' marketing was to distract customers from the fact that the fabric got thinner and cheaper. Because although the flimsy fabric is legitimately very soft, 'this shirt is not soft enough' was never a complaint I had with old t-shirts."
"Advertisements. Not only the quality of advertisements, but frequency has skyrocketed. For example, when you watch a basketball game, these MFs put an ad in between free throw attempts. Everything is presented by Company XYZ, everything has some sort of advertisement connected to it, and it is infuriating."
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"Fast food. It was always bad for you, but now it doesn't taste as good either, and is more expensive, on top of being bad for you."
Remember when Burger King was only like a dollar? What happened?
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"The quality of furniture. Unless you want to spend $10k, you cant really get something that will last 50+ years."
"Halloween Decorations. Used to be able to buy metal gates, concrete/plaster tombstones, and many other creative decorations that would last you several years - maybe even decades. Now all you can get are flimsy styrofoam and plastic tombstones meant to last only one Halloween (looking at you, Spirit Halloween)."
Try to buy...
"It's ridiculous. Our rent keeps going up, so my husband just said 'Screw it, let's move in with my dad for a year or so to save.' Thankfully he was cool with it, because we seriously never have any extra to save! I don't know how people without help can do it. Rent is so expensive it's impossible to save the money needed to buy a house!"
“the old days”
"Life and perception. As i get older and learn more I consistently yearn for 'the old days' but I’m not actually yearning for old days… I’m merely wishing I could go back to when I didn’t know anything about how life and the world actually operates. Youthful perception is usually more optimistic."
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"Mainstream network television programing."
"I swear to God, at work, most of the crap on TV is either a mediocre drama show about a government organization or firefighters, cringe a** news stations like Inside Edition, game shows or generic 'talk' shows that feel more like advertisements."
Oh, the good ole days. What happened?
When it comes to naming children, there are all kinds of different approaches.
Some parents like to honor the legacy of a late relative, while there are those who prefer naming their baby after a revered fictional character–"Luke" (Skywalker) being one of them.
But let's be honest. Baby naming can get way out of hand, and it's the child who becomes a victim by having to live with a name they might get teased for...like "Blanket."
Curious to hear examples of what some of those might be, Redditor Sarah_Trekkie asked:
"What are some of the craziest baby names you’ve personally been witness to?"
Pity these children with these unfortunate names.
The Three Hs
"Well they weren't babies, but at the summer camp where I worked this summer. 3 brothers: Honor, Heritage, and believe it or not, Henceforth. I felt a little bad for those kids."
"The manager at a shop near me is named Goodenough."
In Case You Missed It A Second Time
"Coworker grew up with a girl named Kelly Kelly Kelly."
"Jam Metallica for a baby girl."
Drugs and babies just shouldn't mix.
"I work in child welfare and it’s actually more common than you would think for someone to name their child after a drug or strand of drug they were using at the time. So with that information, MF Pitbull and Knucklehead were the two that I saw that were pretty bad. Another sad fact is when a child is immediately removed from a family (they have already been proven not to be fit parents) they’ll give them the name Baby Boy/Girl or Infant until they’re adopted."
"Edit: at the time = time of conception"
"Edit edit: 'they' as in the nursing staff, the birth parents often aren’t coherent enough or don’t care to give a name."
Out With The Old In With The New
"I summer nannied for two kids, siblings who had been adopted by a wonderful woman who immediately changed their given names, which were Crystal and Rocky."
"Edited to add that both babies were born addicted to meth. Forgot that little nugget."
It gets worse.
Going By A Gender
"Boy. True story."
What A Pair
"Noodles and papoose."
"I heard these 2 magical names uttered in a single sentence by a woman. 'Noodles! Put papoose down!'"
"Thunderbird, Winter Star, Rainbow, Baby Girl."
"Culturally not that weird, but day to day life outside of the Rez, strong names to live with."
"I met a young man named Jor-El."
"Yes, as in Jor-El, father of Kal-El who became Superman on Earth."
"Were they a clone?"
"Nah, just a carbon copy."
The Pressure Is On
"I was at the park with my nephew last week and a woman started calling for her son to get off the swings. His name was Messiah. That seems like a lot to live up to!"
I would have to say one of the craziest names I've heard of was Otis Payne.
The names individually are actually pretty cool, but when you slap them together and say the full name, well, I can only imagine the amount of jokes this person had to endure.
He probably lost track of the number of times they saw someone doubling over in fake distress–clenching at a problematic part of their body–and saying his full name in jest.
We get it, we get it, "Oh this pain!"
With so many streaming platforms and too many recommendations to watch your friends' favorite shows, how do you prioritize what shows to watch?
Those who can afford to sit in front of the TV all day–because that is the commitment it takes to start making a dent in your viewing playlist–must choose wisely in determining which shows to start binging.
If a show fails to grab your attention from the get go, you might be prone to ditch it and go on to the next one on the list.
The risk of course is you might be missing out on something that is worth sitting through the slow-burn, exposition-y episodes of a show that is trying to establish itself at the beginning but becomes wildly rewarding towards the end.
But who has time for all that?
Apparently, there were many TV show viewers whose patience ran thin.
To find out what shows strangers online thought was not worth their time, Redditor itsamu asked:
"What TV series isn't worth finishing?"
You would think fantasy and action shows can sustain your attention, but they're not all created the same.
Not Having The Time For This One
"Once upon a time. It literally repeats the entire first season’s plot."
"I'm the fastest man alive. Except for the main villain of this season. And the random guy I'm chasing who escaped around the corner of the building, despite the fact I can search an entire square mile in under a minute. Nah, he's gone, no need to check."
One Strong Season
"Heroes. Watch the first season, and then stop."
Can't Kill What's Already Dead
"The walking dead, gave up a while ago. Don't even know if it has finished or not yet."
The Outlook Was Already...
"Grimm. Started off so good, just got worse and worse and worse."
Getting Straight To The Point
"Arrow. It ends at season 2, ya hear me? SEASON TWO!"
Many Redditors recommended cutting the length of a TV season by half.
Wrap It Up
"We really should have more limited series. Some shows have premises that are good for a season or two that get ruined by dragging it out for multiple seasons."
The Brits Get It
"Watch more British shows. Fewer episodes generally so they don’t as often run out of ideas or go off the rails. Fleabag for example, two perfect seasons and done."
Even people who enjoy the pacing of dramas found some in the genre quite tedious.
That Final Season
"House of cards. Just stop watching on the last episode of the penultimate season and pretend the last one is still in the works. The last season is insulting on so many levels."
You Gotta Be Toking
"Weeds. Good for the first three seasons or so. Really f'king comes off the rails after that."
They May Have A Case Here
"Suits. It becomes very repetitive after a while."
"Worst Finale Ever"
"The last couple seasons of Castle were garbage. The finale was the worst finale in the history of finales. Yes even worst than GoT and HIMYM. Such a disgrace for a show that used to be cute, fun and sharply written. I can’t even bring myself to watch marathons when they are on and it was one of my favorite shows when it first started."
I'm probably in the minority here but I had to give up on Game of Thrones by the end of its first season.
I think I was expecting more fantasy and dragons straight away, but as I waited for more action, I found myself losing interest in the characters and patience in keeping track of who was related to whom.
So I put a pin in it and started watching other shows.
When I heard about fans complaining about the letdown of an ending, that was enough for me to remove it from my list permanently.
Hey, to each their own.