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1511122 No. 1511122
Hello and welcome to the Summer Breeze edition of the Life and Love threads! Summer is the time when things get hot, so come, sit, and drink some cold water or hot tea or however you prefer to cool off. It really doesn't matter, so long as you're with friends. Like the ones you might make or know in this thread, for example!

To help in us getting to know you better, please answer a few of these questions:
>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?

The rest of the questions for this thread relate to this quote:
"If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination."
-Napoleon Hill
>Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
>When have you applied this to your life? Has there been a time where you now realize that you could have applied it to your life? If so, how?
>What situations that are currently in your life could relate to this quote and how do you plan to deal with them?
>Can you apply this quote to other people?
>We would very much appreciate any suggestions you have for questions or topics for future threads!

Rules:
>No Hate
>Don't be starting fights
>Keep it safe for work
>Talk to the new people
>Your song for this thread (CLICK ME) [www.youtube.com]
>New thread when this thread hits the third page or receives 500 replies.

All credit for these threads goes to Crimson Wing and Ironsights. Risu, Royal, Soarin, Zeke, Mori, Sunstone, Haley, DarkShadows, and I are guest hosting when they can't host.
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>> No. 1511135
>>1511122
First
yey...

Last edited at Fri, Aug 15th, 2014 16:08

>> No. 1511136
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>>1511135

No, that would be me. I did, after all, make the first post in this thread.
>> No. 1511137
>>1511136
Fine..

2nd...
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>>1511137

No, that would be Ghostly. He makes invisible posts.

You're third.
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>>1511141
1st is the worst
2nd is the best
3rd is the one with the treasure chest.
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>>1511144

Too bad my Nightingale doesn't like the concept of "yours."

Well... too bad for you, anyway.
>> No. 1511327
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Oh hey, new versions of this are made now and then!

>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
I have never been in this situation. I don't think there IS a truly gentle way to do this (aside from, you know, not being a total asshole), meaning that all you can really do is tell the truth here, or it will never come across.

>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I do think it has some truth to it, but there is just as much truth to the claim that those that are alike attract. It depends on the single case, and while both are fun observations, it's not as clear cut as either. I think I'd be much happier with someone similar to me (which seems unlikely).

>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
I don't know anyone who has, and I definitely never have. I don't see a problem with the concept as long as both partners agree what it is and can handle it. I can definitely see WHY it would often go wrong, but in general, I believe people can do whatever they want with their sex life as consenting adults and it really shouldn't be any of my business.

>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
Well this question could be about anything. Don't really know where to go for an answer with that.

>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
I don't believe it can. It's ingrained into you, and sometimes despite trying your best for years and years you can never quite kick it. But at least doing your own part to keep it in check if you know it causes problems is admirable and far better than just deciding "it's everyone else who has a problem".


On the quote:
>Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
Intelligently, yes. Emotionally, no. It's like with many other inspirational quote for me: It's TRUE, but it's not that simple when your mind is in a state where it won't ALLOW you to just do that. Not everyone can just have this sudden epiphany, at least not just like that, or turn the way they think around all of a sudden, no matter how much they want to or know it is a better alternative.

>When have you applied this to your life? Has there been a time where you now realize that you could have applied it to your life? If so, how?
COnsidering how few resources I had for everything I wanted to do, I sometimes fail to see how.

>What situations that are currently in your life could relate to this quote and how do you plan to deal with them?
None - this quote does not help me with the need for money I currently have and my full knowledge that I have no skill any potential employer would give a flying fuck about at all. I can use it later if I ever get out of this current situation.

>Can you apply this quote to other people?
I suppose.
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
Honesty, I suppose. Usually things will end up better than you think if you are simply honest and upfront. This goes for all situations.

>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I'm not sure. Speaking mainly from my own experience, I think that having similar interests, appearance, background, whatever, has little to no bearing on whether or not I am attracted to someone. I usually do not find myself attracted to anyone, except for the rare instances in which I do. Sometimes they are very similar, sometimes radically different from myself.

>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
Eh, I guess you could say I have been in that sort of situation before, if only briefly. I honestly did not find it particularly fulfilling or satisfying.

>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
I have not discovered this trick yet. I attempt from time to time to little/no avail.

>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
I think I view flaws and bad habits somewhat differently from each other. Flaws, in my mind, are some sort of perceived imperfection in either appearance or personality, and in many cases cannot be changed based on their very nature. Bad habits I view more as compulsions, that can still be very difficult to overcome but with the right attitude and willpower can be altered.

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>Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
I'm afraid I have difficulty agreeing, but again mainly due to my own personal experiences. Having battled depression for most of my life, I often feel as though the winds of fortune have never been temporarily blowing against me; they have always been blowing against me and always will. It is a difficult worldview to overcome, and I haven't figured that secret out yet.

>When have you applied this to your life? Has there been a time where you now realize that you could have applied it to your life? If so, how?
Sure, there are plenty of times that this could, or rather should have applied to me. I wish I knew how to turn negative into positive, but like I said I haven't figured that out yet.

>What situations that are currently in your life could relate to this quote and how do you plan to deal with them?
Well, my job is a good example. It's terrible, the hours suck, the clientele sucks, and the pay/benefits suck. I should be doing everything in my power to get out and find something better. I know I'm qualified and pretty damn intelligent, but I'm also lazy and lack initiative.

>Can you apply this quote to other people?
I think I could apply this to most if not all people I know.

Hi thread
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>>1511327
>>1511518

Hey, guys. I was kind of busy this evening, but I wanted to say hi and that I'm glad to see you two again. I'll reply to your answers sometime tomorrow when I have time, but for now just...

>
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>>1511327

Do you think maybe the attitude of being unable to change these things could affect it? A lot of people believe, on some level, that they never change and can't change. I'm curious as to your thoughts on that theory.

>>1511518

Well, depression's a tricky thing. I don't know if we've discussed it from a nutritional perspective before, but have you considered taking fish oil? Studies show that 1g or more of EPA/day is effective in treating depression, especially drug-resistant depression.

I'm sorry that these responses aren't more involved. Turns out, not sleeping an entire night means that you don't have much free time the next day.
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>>1513302
I never said I had the attitude of it being impossible to turn your thought process around - just much, much harder than inspirational quotes like these make it sound, and even more so for certain people. These quotes have a habit of saying things like this likle it's the first time the one they're directed at ever as much as considered the idea of "thinking positive" like they'd never heard those words together before in their life and it's supposed to be an instant epiphany.

Changing your attitude can definitely help. But changing your attitude isn ot done by pulling a lever or flicking a switch as so many people looking at it from the outside seem to believe, which gets incredibly frustrating for those who can't when they're essentially just told they're "Not trying" (it happens to me ALL the goddamn time) when in reality, there's nothing they'd like more, but can't find a way to make it work no matter what they do.
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>>1513614

I wasn't talking about you specifically, and believe you me, I understand the fact that all this is easier said than done (fyi, though, I was not referring to the quote, but the question before it). I've been struggling with germophobia for the past half-dozen years or so. It actually started back when I was in the 7th or 8th grade, but it's recently gotten much worse and turned into something that I desperately want to correct, meanwhile being surrounded by people that roll their eyes any time I pull out my gloves or anti-bacterial wipes.

That said, I've recently created a new plan to get to a point of what I feel is reasonable germophobia. I was inspired to this by a post someone made on Tumblr about her recovery from a fairly traumatic event, a recovery that she classified as just being done with the fear and what have you. Maybe it's easier when the root cause is obvious and you can dismiss all the conclusions you've made as a result of it, and maybe some people's brains are just better suited for breaking habits, but I'm still going to give it my all, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I know that the only way this can work is if I believe it will.
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>>1513638
Well of course, and you should. But I do believe people are wired differently. It just gets increasingly difficult to beleive there IS a method when none you come across or try have any effect.
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>>1513643

So maybe it comes down to changing your wiring.

I'm a firm believer of sexuality not being a choice. If I had a choice, I'd be anything BUT asexual, but it seems that I don't.

That said, I've met people that have said that they could change their sexuality without too much effort. Not that they could be attracted to either sex, mind you, but that they could be attracted to one at the exclusion of the other, attracted to neither, attracted to both, or just attracted to any particular trait they chose.

I can't deny my experiences, and it's easy to dismiss their experiences as lies, but that doesn't seem to me to be intellectually honest. It seems to me that a more intellectually honest way of looking at it would be that sexuality is a choice for some people, but not most.

But then again, I also have experiences with thought processes that people think are wired, but I've managed to train others to have and I trained myself to have. I also have experiences with control over functions of the body that people think have no method for conscious control, and that these are trained as well.

At this point, I don't even know what my point is. I'm just meandering down the road of my thoughts.

So what's new with you?
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>>1513651
Nothing wrong with going down a trail of thought.

Well, since it's been ages since I've been here, I suppose a fair few things have happened. I finished school - I have a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Media Sciences now. I'm currently living with my parents while I look for work (no luck) so I can make money to go to a private film school for half a year. It's not looking very likely at the moment, unfortunately, but I want to go there.

I've started two new Youtube channels, one for my own films and one for review stuff, switching up what I do so that I can now talk about anything that interests me in fiction rather than just one genre (and I have stepped up the quality of it, to the point of hiring an animator to make intros and channel art to make both look more professional).

I suppose that is really about it
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>>1513657

The graduation part is cool. Am I correct in my assessment that that will help get you a job on TV and film sets? What sort of jobs are you trying to get?

That actually reminded me that I should look into commissioning someone for a YouTube intro.

Sorry it took so long to reply. I was playing a game and I figured I'd stop and reply either when I reached a certain amount of ammo or when I found a whole bunch of the kind of ammo that my character is using.

Aaand I found quite a bit of the kind of ammo that he doesn't use, and only small amounts (1-3 shots) of the kind he does. So it took a while to get through 226 shots, even at 39 shots/minute.
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>>1513688
In theory. If there were any available. Only thing I have going for me is being a reviewer for an online magazine from my school which, while atually fairly renowned, is volunteer work (I still do get to go to press releases, though). My degree is mostly in terms of analysis though and less with practical stuff. As for jobs, technically I need jut about anything. I just want to make the money. But considering I am pretty much one of the most useless people alive, not a lot is springing up, and the few places I think I'd do good or like being are never hiring, ever.
The only AVAILABLE jobs that I could posibly get (since absolutely everything requires years of experience I have no way of having ort they only hire people below 18 so they don't have to pay them as much) are telemarketer jobs which I REFUSE to take since both times I had one they led to depression - making it yet another thing I am too weak to do.

Nah, it's alright.
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>>1513695

Well, if that's where your degree lies, have you considered getting a job as a film or television reviewer? I'm sure there are plenty of online publications that are looking for a fresh face to do reviews, if the newspapers and magazines in your area aren't.

I worked as a telephone survey guy. The only difference between that and telemarketting is that I was asking for people's opinions, not trying to sell them things. I can understand your reluctance to go back into something like that.

Although there are call center jobs that aren't telemarketting. Customer service and whatnot. Are there any of those in your area?
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>>1513704
I would if there were any openings. Even if ther are SOME, they won't be anyone that actually pay, andif they did, they'd pay meby the piece I need a fulltime salary or making money for that school will be entirely impossible. You forget I live in an absolutely TINY country. There really isn't room for online publications that actually can pay those that work for them.

People are naturally hostile if you're trying to sell them things over the phone. I was routinely told to kill myself and bring my family along for the ride for attempting to have money to eat.

Not in my area. And every single one requires some sort of experience or year-long course.
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>>1513706

I don't mean looking for online publications based in your country, but rather in general. The reason why I suggested online publications specifically is because some online publications would allow you to telecommute.

And, while they'd pay you by the piece, if they paid you enough for each, it would equate to a full time salary.

Another option for freelance work would be short story publishing. I know that you're mostly interested in screenplays, but there are a number of magazines that publish short stories, and that could help you flex your writing muscles while also giving you some income. It's not the same as a full time salary, of course, but it would get you some income on the side that might help.

Once again, sorry for taking so long to reply. This time, it was a TF2 trade deal (something I've done to give myself a small amount of income, btw).
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>>1513742
It seems extremely unlikely anyone would pay me what would make for a full time salary. And knowing my luck, there'd be some way to slash anything I earn from a foreign company in half or some shit.

And short stories would imply I had any productivity. All the negaitvity you see here isnearly a constant in me lately - I am rapidly losing confidence, which is affecting my creativity and my productivity.

I really am sorry for being so fucking impossible always. I just get moment when I can't imagine anything going right because it seems like nothing ever does for me while I sit around and watch all of my friends have everything going for them...
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>>1513745

Don't you think that getting a short story published might help with your negative feelings? Don't you have some screenplay that you wrote a while back that you could turn into a short story? Even if you can only muster a few minutes per day to work on it, that would help.
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>>1513749
Not really. That would, again, imply that I finished anything often enough to have anything usable, or even fleshed out story concepts enough. Add to that I ain't got much faith in my abilities when I'm like this...
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>>1513755

Well, it's been my experience that getting back into writing, drawing, or any creative endeavor works on inertia. When you've stopped doing it, it takes a mountain of effort to start, but when you start doing it again, it becomes easier and easier to spend more time on it and improves your mood as well.

Mustering that effort is tough. I've been there, but if you can just start with a few minutes a day, you can get that inertia going. As long as you don't let it grind to a halt, that inertia will build.
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>>1513764
Not really. Those very brief flashes where I do much of anything amounts to maybe doing an iota of work one day, and then nothing happening again until the universe decides to let me think I'll ever accomplish anything for a few seconds.

And when I try to simply MAKE myself do any work, absolutely nothinghappens and my mind locks up completely.
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>>1513302
I actually do take fish oil, twice a day. I don't know that it has made any kind of difference, but it can't really hurt I suppose.

Anyway, how goes thread?
>> No. 1518610
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>> No. 1518675
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>>1518610
Sup?
>> No. 1518699
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I come sneakily in the night, and then vanish without a trace

Short version "Hi, goodbye"
>> No. 1518710
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>>1518675
Not much.
Surprised to see that serial after so long (or maybe it wasn't the same thing...), thinking I should sleep soon, grabbing my dick some. The usual.
>> No. 1519889
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1519889
Fuck you, Needle Rock Island
>> No. 1520023
>>1519889
It hates you more than you hate it.
>> No. 1520031
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>>1520023
Hardly possible.
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>> No. 1520036
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>>1520031
Still the case.
>> No. 1520044
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>>1520034
dasighn

>>1520036
nu
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>>1520034
Man... You need that funko figurine. You're way too obsessed by that orange fly-horse.

>>1520044
I know better than anyone.
>> No. 1520052
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>>1520044
Hello!

>>1520046
I love orange fly-horse. <3
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>>1520046
Nuh uh

>>1520052
Howdyhowdyhowdy
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>>1520052
I noticed.

>>1520053
Trust me, I'm a doctor.
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>>1520056
What KIND of doctor?
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>>1520053
Sup?

>>1520056
Don't judge me.
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>>1520059
Watching Hunter X Hunter.

Oh, also, I wrote today. So, youknow, actually did shit for a bit.
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>>1520058
They call me Dr. Love
I am your doctor of love
I've got the cure you're thinkin' of.

>>1520059
I judge everyone. Harshly.
The face of justice was on that picture.
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>>1520063
....so you're a butt-doctor?
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>>1520065
You could say that.
Any orifice that needs to be taken care of, really.
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>>1520070
Oh dear.
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>>1520073
You're smiling, still.
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>>1520100
It's a defense mechanism. I am screaming on the inside.
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>>1520103
Suuure~
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>>1520063
You judge because you are a prick.

>>1520061
Oh cool! What did you write?
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>>1520110
Is true!

>>1520111
New episode of my review series. Though I should write for my own shorts soon too.
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>>1520111
That's only partly true.

>>1520114
I don't believe it.
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>>1520114
Oh nice!

>>1520130
A large part.
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>>1520139
And that's why you love me.
dick
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>>1520181
Exactly!
Charming.
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>>1520183
]i]And they lived happily ever after and had many children. Fin.[/i]
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>>1520189
Nicely done.
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>>1520190
I tried.
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>>1520193
Indeed you did.
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>>1520195
Not even an "It's okay, you did your best"... Typical English.
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>>1520199
Exactly.

Anyway, sup?
>> No. 1520239
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>>1520229
Minecraft, and fin du monde, and fin du monde, and my own brew.
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>>1520239
Oh nice - how is the brew?
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>>1520251
Not getting better. The gas is still seeping.
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>>1520260
Oh dear. How much of it do you have left?
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>>1520262
Two six-packs.
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>>1520265
Right right. Do you think they'll be fine?
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>>1520269
Sure, it's still drinkable, if you're not too picky.
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>>1520273
Right right, cool.
I really should get some more beer for here. I'll have to have a proper look in IGA.
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>>1520275
Get Trois-Pistole. It's da shit.
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>>1520281
Good choice! I know they have that there, so that'll work. They actually have quite a bit in terms of craft beer. Not sure what other good places near here sell good beer - the selections at PA, Provigo, and Adonis aren't great.
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>>1520286
I don't think Unibroue can be considered craft anymore.
You need to find a Metro, yo. Like, now.
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>>1520293
It's craft enough - craft doesn't necessarily mean indie.
Yeah, I don't think there is a Metro anywhere near me. The only option is if I go to the one near McGill (which is the closest).
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>>1520301
To me, craft means it's not mass produced. Unibroue is just good, widely available beer.
Hey man, stock up on a shit-tonne of 2,50$ bottles and you'll be fine. Make it worth the trip.
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>>1520307
Right right, that's fair.
That's true. Will be fun to try and get it the 20-odd blocks home though.
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>>1520337
Just get a paper bag and drink on the way back. That should make the walk better. Not like going from the cigar place and back wasn't longer.
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>>1520341
Going from the cigar place isn't a problem, because you can just put cigars in your pocket. Multiple packs of beer get heavy.
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>>1520350
Oh piss... I had you damn quilt all the way down! You can carry twelve bottles at once in a bag or two. It's like a six-pack in each hand.
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>>1520358
I had shit too. :P
Right right. I'll have to go have a look at some point then. What stuff do they have there?
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>>1520361
Simple Malt, Dieu du Ciel, Unibroue, Le Grimoire (only 50cl bottles).. Uhhh... Some others that I don't know about.
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>>1520367
It's cool that they have Dieu du Ciel bottles - I'll have to get on that.
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>>1520371
They have the kumquat shit.
Honest though, simple malt makes amazing IPAs.

>Totally forgot about that filename. Man I'm cool.
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>>1520376
Oh sweet.
Right? I hadn't heard of them before.
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>>1520381
The imperial stout, that's them.
>> No. 1520493
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
There is never an easy way to reject someone. All we can do is be honest with them and hope that they move on.

>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I believed this for a very long time, but as I've aged I've come to see that people that are similar are the ones that last the longest. More common ground.

>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
I think sex is a very speical thing that should be had between two people that love each other dearly. I'm not okay with how casual it has become in society. I have known people in that situation, and I do not approve of it, but I'm not at liberty to force them to stop doing anything they do. No.

>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
Keep pushing yourself. Outside of your comfortzone is where you can thrive.

>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
Take steps to correct it over a period of time so the habit is replaced with a good one rather than a bad one. It is a life style choice not a bandaid.

Bleh...
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>>1520493

Hi, Seras!

I have to agree with you on #2. Studies seem to show that marriages that last the longest have partners that are similar to each other, but have had different experiences. In other words, if my partner and I like jasmine green tea, but my partner never tried it before I suggested it, that relationship has a slightly better chance than if one likes jasmine green tea and one doesn't.

Add up all the preferences on could have and the probabilities become pretty high.

I think the reason why we think otherwise is that TV shows and movies are often wish fulfillment fantasies of the writers. They write in a relationship (with the message that "opposites really can work") because they identify with one character and base another character off someone that they never had a chance dating or else they did and it didn't work out. That inspires other writers to go after their opposites and it doesn't work, but they wish it did and, well... the cycle repeats.
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I'm just walking by for the sake of answering questions:

>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
If it's a friend or somepony I really don't want to let down, I just shun the person at all costs until he/she realises that I don't want anything to do with him/her. If it's a random person, I'll be blunt and say "No. I do not in any way want to have a relationship with you. Now go away!".
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
From my own and few experiences with love, no, opposites are not attractive. Mixing chocolate ice with toffee sauce will be wondrous, but mixing fried salmon and strawberry jam will be disastrous for everypony involved.
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? (...)
I keep hearing about friends with benefits in American settings, but like Hulu and Tiny Toon Adventures, the benefits (pun intended) hasn't made a solid dent on my parts of the world (Scandinavia). But I guess it can't get that bad, at least if it stays as sex and not anything more than that.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
I try to keep enough of a distance that my comfort zone is satisfied. If I can't get back into my comfort zone, I run away from the problem at high (and in public silly) speeds.
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
I do not fix them. Saves me a lot of spent energy.

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>>1521134

Hi there! Would you be interested in answering two more questions? That one and this: You don't suppose avoiding your friend is more damaging than just outright refusing them?
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>>1521154
>Hi there! Would you be interested in answering two more questions?
Okay!
>That one
Sneaky, but okay.
>and this: You don't suppose avoiding your friend is more damaging than just outright refusing them?
Hmm... I generally have to guess at how other people will react to things, but there are cases where I'm under the belief that a direct refusal will lead to lots of bad blood and burned bridges, while an avoidance may at least in theory keep the bridges open just in case there would be a complete change that would allow for simple friendship or the old status quo (Very unlikely, but possible).
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>>1521009
Yeah, had to learn it first hand.

I compromised much of the person I am for someone because I didn't want to be alone.

It was a huge mess of a relationship, but I thought the most important life lesson. I can't compromise what I am, I have to be honest and find someone that respects that.

I was begining to think this thread was kill.
How are you buttercup?
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>>1521164

The avoidance thing would probably make someone lose respect for you and the fact that you avoided the issue, rather than being honest and up-front about it, would also lead to quite a bit of resentment, especially since a direct refusal means that they're free to try to get over those feelings and avoidance means that you're essentially leading them on for however long their willingness to believe the best of you lasts.
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>>1521204

Well, at least you learned it.

And it was. I decided to cast Reviviscence [everquest.allakhazam.com] on it.

Tired. My sleeping schedule's been off by a couple hours the past few days and I can't, for the life of me, figure out why or what I can do to fix it. I have literally been falling asleep at my keyboard two hours from when I'm supposed to be in bed and nothing I do seems to work.

What about you?
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
Tell them upfront and reassure them that you two are still friends.

>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
A platitude, if you have nothing in common you have nothing to bond on.

>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
I like the idea honestly, no one has been that I know, and my thoughts don't generally change based on prior involvment.

>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
I don't all that well

>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
It takes a bit of focus to stop myself, then it's just a matter of time
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>>1521323
I've been having some sleeping issues myself, I normally have to turn and unplug everything in my room to help me get way from my tec.
I also have started taking melatonin about an hour before bed.

Ummm, I'm alright, just having some car trouble. Figured it out so now I just have to wait for a part.
Other than that I'm just applying to some schools and jobs and stuff.
>> No. 1523987
>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
ouch, im never good at these topics. but would sit down and talk to them. or try at least, they need to know it.

>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
well, i would say more how they opposites acts in person.

>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
how people acts and do to each other is really not of my concern. just as no one gets hurt it´s okay.

>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
pop my headphones into my ears with some music.
so i can focus on the music and not what´s happening around me.

>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?

bad habits, flaws is not anyone can do in a coin toss. well, i would only toss it to the side and start working on it when all the other stuff is done.
get a job > work >fix stuff >then fix one self

>Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
well, it sure can give inspiration for those who can use the imagination

>When have you applied this to your life? Has there been a time where you now realize that you could have applied it to your life? If so, how?
nope,

>What situations that are currently in your life could relate to this quote and how do you plan to deal with them?
trying hard to do well ins school so i can grab a job to fix the house. but im not so sure about that future

>Can you apply this quote to other people?
not what i can think of.

>We would very much appreciate any suggestions you have for questions or topics for future threads!
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>>1523987

Hi there, Doofs!

Long time, no see! Glad to see you back!

Boy, but I do use a lot of exclamation points!
>> No. 1524348
>>1524246
Cocoa
alo there, yea long time no see. when i sw this new thread. i had to stop by.
glad to see you as well.
of course !
>!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNJ1B_2b17s
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>>1524348

So what's been happening with you recently?
>> No. 1524786
>>1524483
stuff i guess, school car trouble, being home, school, stuff car trouble
you?
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>>1524786

I'm actually heading off to my nephew's birthday party in about 5 minutes.

If you'd like to go into more detail about that stuff, feel free and I'll read it when I get back.
>> No. 1524819
>>1524789
Dáaw that´s cute.
hope it will go the best, have fun!
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So, I kinda of had a really awful day and could use a safe place right now.

I don't know what brought it on, but I kept thinking about the past couple of years and how I just feel like I've messed everything up.

I feel really ugly, and worthless right now. I saw one of my ex's today and it reminded me of how I still feel alone.
I thought I was numb to it at this point, but I guess not.

All I want to do is just vanish. Just, poof, and not bother anyone anymore, so they are free of me and I can just go about trying to sort myself out.
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>>1528489

Numbing yourself to stuff doesn't really work. The feelings are there; you're just denying them until you can't hold them back anymore.

Which just doesn't really work, now does it?
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>>1528582
Not in the long run, but the people that I could talk to this about are very open in saying that find people in my situation as "drama filled whiners."

You know, feeling alone and depressed and just wanting to talk to someone.
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>>1528762
Was just lurking the old serial and saw your post.

I get what you're going through really I do.
You can't let what they think, or what you think they think, about you affect yourself. No matter what, so long as you find away to pick yourself up you can overcome. You may have a ten foot wall of cement in front of you and all you got is a little hand drill you can make it through.

You might think that the people around you don't care, but take it from a prodigal son they love you more than you think. Be honest with them about how you feel and what you want to do to help get better. If they are really your friends they will help you through your times of need.

I know times seem bleak now, but hold on kid. Hold on that the little glimmer of light in your heart and never let go. Kindle it until it is a confligration that sparks the hearts of all around you.

Hope that helped.
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>>1535186
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>>1535236
Howdy
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>>1535266
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>>1535268
Hows it going? Happy labor day
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>>1535294

It's going fine. Just getting ready for bed, which is actually a half hour off still.

What about you?
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>>1535298
Sort of the same, sort of not. Been busy/stressed lately, which is good and bad. I guess I am having a hard time deciding whether or not I am content with everything. I am leaning towards not, but there is some good stuff going on as well. Wishing i could figure myself out.
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>> No. 1556037
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Attempting thread revival......

......aaaand GO
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>>1556037

No. Bad. I'm the only one allowed to bring threads back to life.

And only after I've had my nap.

Goodnight, folks!
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>>1556051
B-b-b-b-but I just wanted to socialize....

Also, goodnight as well.
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>>1556616

Good night. Sorry I didn't get more active after my nap.
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
I would tell them the truth. The truth is always the best.
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I feel to have a more meaningful attraction, that i more than skin deep, they would have to share a few interests or similarities to have some common ground. The whole 'opposites attract' thing is due to people watching too many idyllic movies.
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
I have before, I do not think it is possible without a certain mindset. though in a casual setting, you must always practice safe sex.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
Jumping in at the deep end and hoping i do not drown
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
usually i ask for advice on how to fix it, or i rely upon introspection

Quote:

>Do you agree with this quote? Why or why not?
No, i do not agree with this quote, because as wonderful as imagination is, sometimes it is just not possible to achieve something, no matter how hard you try.
>When have you applied this to your life? Has there been a time where you now realize that you could have applied it to your life? If so, how?
No, I have not. It is the first time i have heard this quote.
>What situations that are currently in your life could relate to this quote and how do you plan to deal with them?
There are no situations that would benefit from this quote.
>Can you apply this quote to other people?
Possibly.
>> No. 1557469
>>1556683
Its cool. Hows it going?

>>1557261
Hello and welcome anonymous person.
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>>1557261

Hi there, Anonymous Doggie!

I would have to disagree on calling those movies "idyllic." I think "warped reality" or "fantasy fulfillment" would be more accurate terms.

>>1557469

Fairly good, though I didn't get much sleep last night.

It's cool, though. I got my somewhat-bulletproof mocha and that'll keep me going for quite a while. The first lasted for several hours and would have lasted longer, but I decided to see how the other one kept in the pot.

Turns out? Somewhat-bulletproof mochas are for drinking, not saving. I fixed it, though.
>> No. 1558570
>>1558528
*bops nose*
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>>1558570

OH NOES! MY NOES HAZ BEEN BOPPED!
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>>1558656
aaaw *gives it back*
how is?
( and damn it. im slow at replys again! )
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>>1558699

You took a half hour.

I took 4 1/2 hours.

I think we know who the king of late replies is, here.

And I'm okay. Just slept a bit, which I needed, but it means I'm probably going to be late getting my next video out.

You?

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>>1559290
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>>1559332
Heidere
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>>1559342

Long time no see! What's new with you these days?
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>>1559349
I don't think so much I didn't tell you last time I was in here, to be honest. Going to a film festival next week that I get to cover for free since I'll be writing about it... and I'll get to meet Lloyd Kaufman, so that's pretty cool.

Tried to set up a film shoot for sometime next month, but it seems to not be possible, which means I won't be able to take part of a contest I wanted to be in...

Youself?
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>>1559354

Been busy. Trying to make money on the side and get videos posted to my channel while getting involved in competitive TF2 and also trying to not lose contact with some people.

Is there a particular theme to the film festival? Are you writing about it for a magazine or a newspaper? Are you getting paid for it? Does it look like you might be able to snag a correspondance position out of this?

And I don't know who Lloyd Kaufman is. Who is he?
>> No. 1559385
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>>1559378
Myeah, been making vids for my channel too. Just hoping I could actually get to do films so I can build up my OTHER channel too...

I write for the online magazine from my former school. I don't get paid, but I get to go to the review screenings of films of my own choice for free.

The festival is a general genre film festival (as in, fantastic genres) with a primary focus on horror films, so that's why I was asked to cover it. Means I get to see all the films I want to for free as long as I chronicle my experiences. I've been there the last two years it's been active and it's been a blast every time.

As for Lloyd Kaufman, well, he's a bit of a DIY filmmaking pioneer. If the title "The Toxic Avenger" tells you anything, he's behind that.

To go in a bit more detail - he's the founder and leader of Troma, the longest surviving indie film studio, and creator of a bunch of crazy splatter comedies, and also the writer of several "Make Your Own Damn Movie" books, that basically got me off my ass to get started (my current motivational problems aside). He's a big free film market spokesperson, and a lot of famous directors got their start at his studio or had their first efforts released through the Troma label (such as Matt Stone and Trey Parker who would later create South Park, and James Gunn who is currently active with a little film called Guardians of the Galaxy).

Basically - to DIY filmmakers, horror fans and generally genre fans, he's a bit of a hero. He certainly is to me. And I get to meet and interview him one on one since he's visiting for the festival, something I'd never thought possible.
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>>1559385

Well, that's pretty cool! I hope you have an awesome time and it leads to even better things in the future! Kaufman sounds like a really important person to you (and a lot of people), and I'm glad that you get to meet him.

And still, writing articles like that helps to expand your portfolio and exposure, so it can still lead to good things from other sources.
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>>1559390
He's also completely batshit crazy to talk to (known for both being incredibly open to fans... and for being a nearly 70-year old hyperactive man with the humor of a 13-year old who jsut discovered porn. It's quite hilarious). But yes, I have a lot to thank the guy for, so it's really cool.

One would think so, but it's not all that likely, unfortunately. But still, I do it, it's fun and it helps me have anything to do at all...
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>>1559392

If you send out any resumes to newspapers or magazines, just make sure to include your best articles in a portfolio.

And even if not, well, you get to go to the film festival and write about it, which are two activities that you've told me that you enjoy quite a bit. And you don't have to pay for it to boot, so that's pretty awesome and I'm glad that you get to do it.
>> No. 1559413
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>>1559411
Mmmh, so am I. It's definitely a highlight I thought I wouldn't get.
>> No. 1559414
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>>1559413

I fucking love Highlights!
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>>1559414
dafaq bro
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>>1559415

It's a magazine series that pretty much every pediatrician, family doctor, and dentist has in their waiting room here in the US.

It's also a pretty quick and dirty way to make a joke about an adult: Imply that Highlights is difficult for them, or sometimes that they enjoy it.
>> No. 1559423
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>>1559422
Das weird yo
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>>1559423

I suppose I should point out that Highlights is a magazine about puzzles. "Spot the Difference," "Which of These Doesn't Belong" (or something), "Find the Hidden Items," etc.

In all seriousness, I don't do Highlights anymore. I just like to joke about it. I did do it when I was a kid, though.
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>>1559425
I somewhat gathered as much.
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>>1559426

And now that my video's rendering, I need to go make launch.
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>>1559430
Silly, you can't eat launch
>> No. 1559490
>>1558528
Just out of curiosity, what makes a mocha bulletproof? I'm a just coffee kinda guy.
>> No. 1559582
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>>1559490

The butter.
>> No. 1559635
>>1559582
Sounds terribly unhealthy. And delicious.
>> No. 1559656
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>>1559635

Butter's actually really good for you. You need to let go of the whole "saturated fat BAD" mentality. Saturated fat increases your HDL and lowers your triglycerides massively. It's a good source of energy and really keeps you going. (Edit: It also doesn't produce an insulin response, btw)

The full recipe for the mocha (omit the last 2-3 lines for plain ol' somewhat-bulletproof coffee) is something like this:

2 cups of coffee
At least 2 Tbsp butter
1-2 tsp coconut oil
Salt to taste
Honey to taste
1-2 oz heavy cream
1-2 tsp natural cocoa powder

Stick it in a blender or use a stick blender (preferably one that produces a lot of froth), blend, and then drink. It's delicious, wakes me up (something plain coffee can never do), and keeps me up for quite some time.

I eyeball all of the stuff, btw. I also had to stop using coconut oil since I ran out.

Also, I'm not a coffee person and the only coffee to which I have access is the coffee that I steal from my mom, and she buys the pre-ground generic stuff.

And yet this bulletproof mocha is fantastic.

Last edited at Sun, Sep 21st, 2014 17:19

>> No. 1559680
>>1559656
Sounds good. Anything with honey, I'm there. Do you use raw honey? Its supposed to be very healthy. They have a beekeeping class at the community college that my parents took recently, I was thinking about taking it up.
>> No. 1559683
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>>1559680

Yes. I use raw, unfiltered honey. Far better for you than the purified stuff.
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>>1557469
thank you

>>1558528
I think they could be construed as all three of those things. I merely chose the world idyllic because it appeals to those who have experienced unrequited love or a broken relationship due to those things, and in an ideal world, those things would not be a problem.
>> No. 1561372
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Hello thread.
>> No. 1561733
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy? 
I tell them I'm not interested.
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I think so. I tend to fall for the opposite since it keeps the relationship interesting in a good way. And there's always something new to learn from the partner.
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
Depends. I've been in that situation three times. The first time it went very bad. The second was better. The third good and bad. It's a good way to stop having feelings for someone. But it's also bad since new feelings stays to some. And most times it's one sided.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
Yolo huehuehue. But seriously, I adapt easily so I don't need to do anything.
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
Depends what. I have a habit/mental sickness that I can't stop. But I do avoid it in public, friends, and lover. So that's good. Otherwise I don't have many bad habits since I try to be perfect. And if I fail, *shrugs*

sorry for not posting for a very long time. Been really busy with school, life and drawing my comic. How's everyone doing?
>> No. 1564986
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IT'S MY FSKING BIRTHDAY SO GET IN HERE NUBS!
>> No. 1564991
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>>1561733

Also: Hi, Mori!

>>1561372

And Seras!

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>> No. 1565739
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>>1564986

Happy birthday dude. May it be filled with good fortune and copious debauchery.
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>>1565739

It could have been if I had asked for the server's name for myself, rather than my sister.

But I dunno, she seemed more interested in my sister than me.
>> No. 1607884
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45 more minutes and it'd be one month since the last post in this thread. What's been happening around here?
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>>1607884

Apparently the thread's on hiatus; just like the show!

More seriously, I've been alright. New teaching position basically sucks, down to one regular semester of graduate school (still maintaining a 4.0 GPA), and BABScon is shaping up to be more awesome than last year.
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>>1698258

I saw the +1 thing and my first thought was, "What the f"

Well, I've gone ahead and abridged it.

Sorry to hear that your teaching position didn't turn out well.

Of course you'd have a 4.0 GPA. Why would I expect anything else?
>> No. 1698827
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>>1698287

Because traditionally my GPA hasn't been anywhere close to a 4.0.
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>>1698827

I had something like a 1.7 GPA in high school. In college, that went to a 4.0 for the first semester and the only reason it wasn't for the second semester as well was because I couldn't get my Calculus book for the first month or so of the class, so I got a "B" in that class.

Basically, I actually put effort into it when I went to college. That was very much not the case in high school.

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>> No. 1702119
Oh my, this thread has become active again. Good times. Hows it going?
>> No. 1702123
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>>1702119

I'm doing just alright. BABS is shaping up spectacularly for 2015, kicking hindquarters in my graduate program, surviving at work, and still a bit lonely at times.

How's things going with you?
>> No. 1702157
>>1702123
Similarly. Life seems monotonous at the moment. Not necessarily in a bad way, just kind of...boring. Interviewing for a promotion at work this week, so there's that. Not sure what prompted me to check out this thread after all this time, but looks like i did so at the right time so I guess I'm glad I did so.
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>>1702157

Best of luck with the promotion interview at work. Any big plans, or goals, for 2015?
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>> No. 1703941
>>1702456
Aside from staying healthy and avoiding bankruptcy, no not really. Both prospects are questionable at the moment, but maybe I will get lucky. Much is hinging on the promotion, which I am actually feeling pretty confident about.

>>1702830
Hi Cocoa
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>>1703941

So what's new with you? Any resolutions for the new year? Should I try to start a New Year's thread?
>> No. 1754822
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>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy? 
By telling them I know they like me and that I'm not interested.
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
I think so. It makes the relationship easier to fulfill the empty holes and make the relationship more interesting and on going.
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
It's good. Getting laid is important and you don't always have a partner to do that. It's extra good if both friends likes the same links and want to try it. I've been in one twice. Hmm no, not really. It all depends where you stand in your friend with benefit ground.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
By not thinking about it and go for it. If I have the energy that is.
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
Depends what and who it affects. If it's consisted visiting then I just stop. But if it doesn't bother anyone, it's difficult to stop and I just keep going, unfortunately.
>> No. 1755117
>>1754822
Hi Mori. Been awhile.
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>>1755117
Hey there. Yes it has!
>> No. 1758675
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Hey all, long time no see

>Someone is obviously attracted to you but you are not attracted to them. How do you let them down easy?
Be polite and kind, and maybe hang out with them for a bit or something
>Do opposites really attract, or is that little more than a platitude?
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It depends on what it is, and how different they are
>What are your thoughts on friends with benefits? Have you or has anyone you know been involved in that sort of arrangement? Do your thoughts on it change if the people involved have been involved before?
I don't really know how I feel about it for myself. As for others, I guess it's their own choice. I don't think I know anyone IRL who has, at least to my knowledge. That's their own business, unless they want to talk about it.
>How do you make yourself more comfortable outside of your comfort zone?
Throw myself out there, without second thought, ultimately knowing it's for the best.
>When you notice a flaw that you have or a bad habit, how do you go about fixing it? Can it be as simple as just being done with the flaw or habit?
It depends. If it's more likely to negatively affect others, I'd definitely do my best to fix it. I guess I don't really have an addictive personality aside from laziness, so unless it's really difficult, it might not be incredibly difficult to fix

ah man, more questions?
I guess I do agree with it. Persistence is good for you.
There has been a lot of shit going on, lately (especially medically), and I do what I can to not give up. Self loathing is a particular bad habit to break.
Kind of stated above
I'm not really sure, comfort and encouragement aside.
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>>1754822
>>1758675
>>1755117
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>>1766480
<3
>> No. 1766734
>>1755268
>>1758675
>>1766480
Hi friends. Hope you are all doing well. I have been in a strangely optimistic and positive mood lately. Which is unusual. And disquieting. Perhaps I should just sit back and enjoy it while it lasts.
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>>1766604

What's up?

>>1766734

You know, there's quite a bit of evidence to suggest that people that a positive outlook leads to positive results. So being optimistic will actually give you reason to be optimistic.

On the other hand, if you're pessimistic about your optimism, that can cause you problems.
>> No. 1766752
>>1766738
I am a walking talking ball of conflicting emotions, awkwardness, and general angst and I really feel like I should have grown out of this at this point in my life. Oh well. Things have been going pretty well for me lately so I am going to embrace it. My only concern is that I'm setting myself up for disappointment by doing so, as I have a proven track record of doing just that.
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>>1766738
Not a whole lot, same ol' same ol' I guess. Have a job, going to school
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>>1766752

Gonna be honest, here: It feels like you're ignoring pretty much everything I said in my post.

>>1766768

What about the stuff you referenced in your answers?
>> No. 1766773
>>1766771
You know what? You're right. I really need to try to stay positive. I think there is something to the "positivity begets positivity", and while I have failed to embrace this before I'm trying to do so moving forward. I guess i'm just not used to being genuinely happy; it takes some getting used to. But like I said, I think things are actually looking up so maybe if I stay optimistic things will only get better. I got a promotion at work recently, with a big payraise and more normal hours, and I have never been so content at my place of employment, nor have I ever felt so appreciated by my co-workers.

Thanks
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>>1766773

>

Just remember that positivity doesn't make you immune from setbacks, but it can affect how you deal with them. If you let one or a few setbacks turn positivity into negativity, then they'll become much worse.

Basically, just keep that positivity strong and things will turn out for the better.
>> No. 1766786
>>1766774
That is what everyone keeps telling me. I think i am ready to start believing them.

But enough about me, how are you doing?
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>>1766786

I'm glad to hear that.

I'm doing pretty good. I've got some projects on which I'm working and that's pretty much it, honestly.

My sleep schedule's been a little screwy lately, but I have nobody to blame for that except myself and I just need to work on it is all.
>> No. 1766797
>>1766790
What kind of projects? More youtube?

Sleep can be tricky. I find that reading a book usually helps; the more dry and cerebral the better. Or meditation.
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>>1766797

That's one of them, yes. Or several, I suppose.

I don't really have trouble getting to sleep so much as I do going to bed.
>> No. 1767018
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What is this thread filled with so many wonders?
>> No. 1767019
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>>1767018

A place that not even the most hardened demons dare tread.

Because they don't like hugs.
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>>1767019
I like hugs. A lot.

>Hugs.

So what's this thread about? I haven't actually seen it before.
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>>1767020

Well, it's been kind of dead for a while, so there's that (the OP was on August fifteenth). As for its purpose, well... we talk about life. And love.
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>>1767021
Well, yeah, but then most of the threads in this place are like back alleys at this point. But you're here, and you're a person I can talk to, so that counts for something.

Hm... what is love? Do you guys know that? If so, could you impart said knowledge unto me?
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>>1767022

The problem is that "love" is a single word used to describe a whole host of concepts, and even more than that, love is something that is hard to define. Philosophers and writers have tried to put it into words for a long time and they fall short each time. It's like trying to define "light" or "dark." How do you explain those to a blind person? Can you define Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to someone that's never heard before? But should that blind person ever see, that deaf person ever hear, then these are things that they know.
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>>1767023
Honestly, I was expecting 'baby don't hurt me'.

But yeah. Love isn't something you can define easily. You can say it's a warm fuzzy feeling, but there are so many warm fuzzy feelings out there. It's hard to put into words what it is that makes it so special, so worth seeking out and fighting for. But it is, and there's just nothing like it that humans are capable of feeling.
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>>1767024

I would define it more as a state of being than a feeling, and "warm, fuzzy" certainly doesn't describe it.

And we've done that joke. Many, many times. Probably would have done it again if you had just left it at "What is love?"
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>>1767025
Well, yeah, warm and fuzzy is more... I don't know. Love isn't warm and fuzzy. It's many things, but not warm and fuzzy. It can lead to things that are warm and fuzzy, sure, but in and of itself, it's not warm and fuzzy. I mean, it can be warm, and it can be fuzzy, but it's never warm and also fuzzy.

...I wonder if everyone feels love differently. Have you guys ever discussed that?

I figured. I'm very unoriginal, after all.
>> No. 1767027
>>1767026

I actually don't think we have, but to be honest, I don't think that I'm up to doing that tonight. I'll be heading to bed in a little under an hour.

I was going to mention this, but it slipped my mind: I would say that "warm and fuzzy" falls under affection moreso than love.
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>>1767027
Ah, I see. Sleep well when you do, okay?

No, yeah, I agree. It's just that for me, those two tend to go hand in hand.
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>>1767028

Maybe I will and maybe I won't. What are you going to do about it, hmmmmmmm?

I think affection is an integral part of love, certainly, but it is not love in and of itself.
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>>1767029
I'm just hoping you do because I care. It's okay if you don't want to.

Of course. You can be affectionate without love. You can love without being affectionate. Therefore, they must be different entities.
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>>1767030

I disagree. You can have affection without love, but I don't think it's possible to have love without affection.
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>>1767031
>'a gentle feeling of fondness or liking'
Well... yeah, I guess you're right. Sorry. Not really a hundred percent with it today.
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>>1767032

I don't see a reason to apologize. We disagreed, you decided that I was right, and you said so. You have given an example of a perfect disagreement.

Right down to the people involved (me vs. anyone else).

>
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>>1767033
Yeaaaah, I have a habit of apologising for everything. Insecurities and all.

But yeah. You seem to have this all figured out. Which makes sense, since you've been thinking and talking about life and love for a lot longer than I have.
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>>1767034

Not an uncommon problem amongst the people here.

Well, I don't know. I think it's my introspective nature along with my experiences.
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>>1767035
Ah, okay.

Well, yeah. You seem like the kind of guy who'd know about this kind of thing, that's what I'm saying.
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>>1767036

For the life of me, I cannot fathom why people think things like this about me.
>> No. 1767093
Fhfhfigjfhfdgd
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>>1767093

bhgfuyvgfc?
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>>1767122

fe;ldfbm/ksljbjkhkjhgc!!!!
>> No. 1767353
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>>1767342

I SAY WHINNY!
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>>1767353
O rly?
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>>1767360

Yarly!

Also, you do not want to know the tags I found when looking for an image like that on Derpibooru.
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>>1766771
What do you mean?
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>>1771087

>There has been a lot of shit going on, lately (especially medically), and I do what I can to not give up. Self loathing is a particular bad habit to break.
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>>1771220
Heh, I guess I could say the same. Intestinal ulcers, a scar on my forehead from my last seizure, etc.
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>>1772489

Oi, goodness.


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