Tear Jerker: The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

  • The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. OH good lord, where to begin? Emilie's accounts of her life are heart breaking to read, but most upsetting of all, even more than her time in a psyche ward, are her accounts of her thoughts and feelings while on a variety of prescription drugs. What really got this troper going was just a few brief paragraphs where she, while on a drug used to suppress memories, mused whether she had ever really been happy. She concludes that she can't remember genuinely feeling good even once but would like to think she has because maybe then people won't find it so hard to deal with her and to love her. This troper, a sufferer or manic depression as well, couldn't stop sobbing after reading that.
    • Four words: Goodnight, sweet ladies, goodnight.
  • "Where shall we sail to next, Captain?"