My Dad Said...
|My Dad Said…|
|Date Posted||January 5th, 2007|
|Description|| Wasn't gonna post this, but I needed to clear my head a little.|
|Location(s)|| Jonas's house|
|YouTube Tags||dad lg15 daniel lonelygirl15 danielbeast dad said crisis parents hamster conflicted|
|Executive Producer(s)|| Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, and Greg Goodfried|
|Producer(s)|| Amanda Goodfried|
|Director(s)|| Mesh Flinders and Miles Beckett|
|Executive Story Editor|| Glenn Rubenstein|
|Vidplay|| Mesh Flinders and Glenn Rubenstein|
|Story|| Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried, and Glenn Rubenstein|
|Editor(s)|| Kevin Schlanser|
|Bree||Jessica Lee Rose|
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My Dad Said… is the one-hundred tenth video in the lonelygirl15 video series. This video is correctly called "My Dad Said…", with an ellipsis (…) special character instead of three separate periods - it resides here for easier accessibility. Bree tries to put into words how she is feeling, and reveals a startling piece of information that her dad told her.
(Bree is in the library. She speaks in a quiet tone, and seems to be on the verge of tears throughout.)
Bree: Hey, so... I'm here. Um... I don't really feel like talking to anyone right now. I don't feel like it at all. Both Jonas and Daniel keep asking me if I'm okay... like I'm recovering from a sprained ankle or something. Even if I wanted to talk to somebody about it, I couldn't. They don't understand what I'm dealing with. Besides, no amount of talking is gonna make the hurt any less. I don't really know how to say this, so... I guess I'll just say it the way it's been running through my head the past couple of days. (long pause) My dad... my dad wasn't my real dad, and, um, my mom wasn't my real mom. Um, my dad told me this before, before he, um...
My dad told me a lot, actually. My mind hasn't been able to process it all. It's like, you go through life with all of these questions. And, eventually you don't even want to think about it because there are a million different answers. And after awhile, you just get into this nice little state of mind where you just accept the fact that you don't know anything, and you have faith that you're making the right decisions. And then, one day, you find out the truth, and it's so... overwhelming, that you're forced to view your life from an entirely different perspective. It's like, you're not even the same person anymore. My father went through this recently, which is why he wanted to get together. So now, his mid-life crisis is my... early teen-life crisis. I don't want to get into this right now, but, I won't be talking to my mother anytime soon. (sighs)
I just need... the space and the time to figure things out. And, I don't want to think about it and I don't want to talk about it, and if feeling the way that I'm feeling is my only option, then... I don't want to feel anything. It's kinda hard to take a break from your own reality if your friends are shoving it in your face. Even if they mean the best, you know? Anyway, I hope that Daniel and Jonas give me some space. I know that you guys are gonna see this, and I've already told you face to face, okay? So please just... respect my decision. If I wanna talk about it, then I promise to let you know. I really wish that it were that simple. (whispers) But it's not.