Depressing Cats Are Depressing (And Funny)

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Straight from the magical land of tumblr, we bring you Hard Truths from Soft Cats, also known as “this is how I know I have a morbid sense of humor when I’m on my period.” This brand of humor is very much cry-until-you-laugh, but hey. THERE ARE CATS. And we queermos love our cats.

Exactly the kind of thing that makes me laugh as I’m filling out my graduate school applications. No, I’m serious.

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This is, like, my worst fear. Still found it funny!

I’m not sure what it is – perhaps it’s the sullen turned back of the brown cat as he informs me of my body’s deterioration. Perhaps it’s the earnest smile of the grey kitten as he tells me what elementary school never did: that hard work does not guarantee dreams (which is really also a comment on privilege and class). But somehow these are incredibly funny even in their dark sentiments. Really, I just felt you should know these existed and to have a good teeth-gritting, sad-but-true laugh. Happy Monday.


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A.E. Osworth

A.E. Osworth is part-time Faculty at The New School, where they teach undergraduates the art of digital storytelling. Their novel, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, about a game developer dealing with harassment (and narrated collectively by a fictional subreddit), is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing (April 2021) and is available for pre-order now. They have an eight-year freelancing career and you can find their work on Autostraddle (where they used to be the Geekery Editor), Guernica, Quartz, Electric Lit, Paper Darts, Mashable, and drDoctor, among others.

A.E. has written 543 articles for us.

15 Comments

  1. I didn’t cry until I laughed…I just did that
    “haha…umm…actually the cat is right. I’m very sad about my life.” kind of nervous laughter and now I’m really sad I don’t like cats anymore at ALL and I’ve been drinking but am sure that these feelings are valid and not alcohol induced at all. I am sad because of cartoon cats now. Not because of of hosue vodka or anything else. Cats bad.

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