every time i remember i’m mentally ill i go and listen to you will be found or part of me and it doesn’t make anything better it just makes me cry
hey guys i drew evan as a bored ape nft
“My child is completely fine”
Your child can’t listen to “You Will Be Found” without sobbing.
RED ALERT RED ALERT
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN COMES OUT TOMORROW, PEOPLE
GRAB YOUR TISSUES AND CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM BECAUSE THIS FANDOM IS ABOUT TO EXPERIANCE SOME ✨P A I N✨
someone will come running
and i know they'll take you home
even when the dark comes crashing through
when you need a friend to carry you
when you're broken on the ground
you will be
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I know that there is a lot of controversy surrounding the new Dear Evan Hansen movie. I don’t understand why this is. People who love the show and who were excited when they first saw the trailer were swayed by the internet’s scathing reviews and criticisms. Because apparently a 27 year old can’t play a senior in high school. Says who? The internet? Why should someone’s age dictate whether or not they can deliver a stunning performance of a character? And people are just going to go along with it, and hate on this movie, when before they loved it. Because, oh, I don’t know, they want to fit in? So let me tell you my perspective.
I have always been that kid. The one who just wants to fit in. I always had this feeling like there’s a rock in my stomach, but I couldn’t place what it was there for. And then I discovered Dear Evan Hansen. I felt like my life had changed. Who were these characters? Who were these people, and why did I feel such a strong connection to them? And then I realized: these people were me. They were there to represent the people like me, the Evans and Alanas and Connors and Zoes and Jareds of the world. I was the person who was ‘on the outside always looking in’ and the person who was ‘that barely in the background kind of guy.’ So Dear Evan Hansen helped me recognize who I was.
I am Evan: I have severe social anxiety, and wonder who would notice if I disappeared tomorrow.
I am Zoe: I’m insecure and write music to help me process whatever I’m going through. I take care of myself and don’t ask my parents for anything because I have a brother that takes up all the space.
I am Connor: At times it matters the most I feel like the person who is most important to me is never able to be there.
I am Alana: Determined, smart, and have fake self-esteem that covers the raw truth underneath.
So when this movie came out, I was finally able to see this thing I had found myself fall so deeply in love with because I found myself in it.
When they added the song “The Anonymous Ones” I finally felt like a real person, because I was one of the anonymous ones. I had a quiet pain that I had buried my entire life, from everyone. The line that resonated so deeply with me was: ‘Spot the girl who stays in motion, she spins so fast so she won't fall. She's built a wall with her achievements, to keep out the question “Without it, is she worth anything at all?" So nobody can know, just what the cracks might show.’
I was Alana. I was the girl who built the wall of achievements because I was worried that I was nothing without them, and if I didn’t have them, I would fade away and be nothing anymore. I had learned to fake the sunny smile, and preferred to keep myself busy so I didn’t have time to think about the person I was covering, the person I truly was.
My name on here is ‘broadwayismybestfriend.’ Because that is true. I have friends in the real world. But none of them could ever really accept me. So Broadway really is my best friend. There are so many shows, and I can just listen in to the music, and the characters will be my friends, and not judge me for who I am or am not. I can identify with these characters and find myself in people that don’t exist in the real world. But a show like Dear Evan Hansen was able to show me that I am not alone, and that there are other people like me out there, who are waving through a window, who have anxiety, and who, more than anything, just want to have one person acknowledge that they are there, and see who they are. That person that can see beyond the cracks and smiles, and see the broken, hurting person underneath.
So I’m sorry, if the Dear Evan Hansen movie wasn’t good enough for you. I’m sorry if Ben Platt’s age was too much for you to handle. I’m sorry if you decided to hate on this movie, that made this show, and its message accessible for everyone.
Dear Evan Hansen shows that people have real flaws and that no one is perfect. It helped me show that I matter, and that even if I am alone, someone will come along and find me. And I know that I am not the only person who feels this way.
After living my whole life with my fake smiles and games of pretend, I discovered Dear Evan Hansen, and was finally able to realize what I was really feeling, and who I was. I found that people like me really do exist. And when a show that becomes so popular is about people like me, those anonymous ones, you can finally see that there really are people out there who take the time to see you, and acknowledge your existence, because they took the time to write these flawed, truly human characters into a story, the show for the outsider in us all.
So next time you think that it’s okay to hate on something like this, please remember that there are hurting people out there like me, who have found themselves in this thing, who have finally began to heal, because of this thing.
“The parts we don’t tell, we carry them well but that doesn’t mean they’re not heavy.”
I've said this before but the fascinating thing about Dear Evan Hansen is that everyone latched onto You Will Be Found. So many people have made covers of it over the years. My personal favorite is this video where everyone sings it. Chills. Every single time. Chills. It almost makes you forget that, in the context of the original musical, the song wasn't the big, heartwarming, "I'll be there for you" number that the lyrics suggest. The song was about Evan descending further into a lie, surrounded by surface-level (dare I say: slacktivism) mental health advocacy that means nothing if the immediate, personal, support isn't there, which is how Connor died, in the first place!
So Big / So Small. That's the big number. That's the "I'll be there for you" song. That's the cathartic moment. But you're not going to get a whole choir to sing about a U-Haul truck in a driveway. The movie trailer isn't going to punctuate the emotional scenes with the lyrics: "And I did. And I do. And I will." Very few people are going to pick that song as their favorite. I mean, I don't. I'll fully admit that You Will Be Found is my favorite song. Because it sounds nice. Even if it's a lie.
So, it becomes meta, because people in real life latch onto the song, just like people in the play latch onto the words within it. And Heidi's actual support goes virtually unappreciated. And it's fascinating.
My thoughts on the Deh movie so far
The hairrrrrrrrrrrr now my favourite line “LOVING THE NEW HAIR LENGTH VERY SCHOOL SHOOTER CHIC” PROBABLY WONT BE IN IT WHY CANT IT BE LONGERRRRR (also EVANS CURLS THOOOOO)￼ (I see the ✨gay panic✨
*screams in gay*
AHHHHHHHHHHH JARED MY BOYYYYYYY
ALANA IS HOT WTF (of course she is it’s Amandla Stenberg)
Evan really said: 🧍🏼
YOU’LL BE OBSESSED WITH ALL MY FOREST EXPERTISE ￼￼￼
Is this Jared mom I think it is. I want a Jared and his mom to have a funny moment like this:
*Jared makes an unnecessary joke*
Jared’s mom: *hits Jared’s head* keep talking like that and no more singing along to disney movies night
Jared’s mom: come on I know you love acting like Elsa
Ok this part with Zoe and the car scared me
YOU ARE THE DANCING QUEEN YOUNG AND SWEET, ONLY SEVENTEEEEEEEN
DEAR EVAN HANSEN TMBLR
GIVE ME YOUR JARED KLEINMAN HCS IM DRAWINGR SOMETHING
Unruly Heart from The Prom and You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen have the same energy. Fight me.
“When you’re falling in a forest, and there’s nobody around, all you want is for somebody to find you”
the concept of being “found” in Dear Evan Hansen resonates with me so much. finding that person or group of people that make you feel warm and loved, happy beyond words and secure. the people that makes you feel like life makes sense now and has a purpose, and you just fit with them, no matter how different you are. i can’t wait until i find mine, it’s something i crave so much
"My child is perfectly fine" your child will sob like a victorian woman who lost her dear archibald to the spanish flu when they listen to 'The Anonymous Ones'. Your child is me. I am the child. I am not ok please send help
[Image description: White cursive text that says “you will be found” in front of a blurry radial background consisting of the main shades of blue from the Dear Evan Hansen logo. End of image description.]
I finally got to see Dear Evan Hansen this week after wanting to for 5 years, and I just had to make one of these little graphics for this quote which is the show’s tagline. I’ve loved it since I first heard it and now I love it even more after seeing the show. This story resonated with me so deeply on so many levels and I’m just so glad that it exists.
have you ever felt like nobody was there
have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere
have you ever felt like you could
like you could fall
and no one would hear
let that lonely feeling wash away
maybe there's a reason
to believe you'll be okay
'cause when you don't feel strong enough to stand
you can reach
reach out your hand
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