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Sometimes we feel sorry for Courtney Love, who so desperately wants to be a mother to her estranged daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. And other times, we understand why Bean -- and her grandmother, and the nice judge who issued the restraining order -- want Love to stay far, far away.
On Thursday, Love celebrated Frances Bean's 18th birthday by unleashing a crazy torrent of love, guilt, anger and nostalgia on her Twitter, for all the world to see. You can read the one-sided conversation in full here, but here's just a little of what her Twitter followers were able to eavesdrop on:
Nostalgia for baby Frances: well i long for your kiss and your sweet head smell i long for you i ache for you, i die for you every day my heart breaks for you
Weirdly aggressive guilt trips: youve done a dammed good job frances of destroying anything i could build that is positive, and i want to know why now that your of age.
Desperate attempts to lure Frances back: just come home,. it took a year but i got the sickest townhouse in the village, theres 4 floors, just come home, i pray to god snap out ofit
Regrets about marriage and money:i shouldve hooked up in some loveless marriage to a powerful hedgefund guy then youd be safe, im sorry i didnt. for your sake.i love you.
Also, she linked to this fan video of press clips about herself and Frances, set to (of course) the music of Hole:
Here's what makes Love's rant even crazier (if that's possible): Although she was once legally prevented from communicating with Frances except by Twitter, the judge is now allowing her to send messages via email. In other words, she could have kept that very personal message private. It almost seems like Love has a need to have her love and anger validated by her fans (she tends to re-post supportive tweets between her statements). It's to Frances Bean's credit that she hasn't fallen into this trap herself, and in fact uses her Twitter account quite sparingly. Love will probably experience some Twitter remorse on Friday, just like she did after her similar Mother's Day rant. But honestly, she needs to start acting like the grown-up in this online relationship. We recommend that she start with the basics: like the fact that Bean's birthday was actually on Wednesday, not Thursday.
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