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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. pmmg

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    Well, you may feel you have escaped fan warfare by not being one or the other, but I must pity you. Lost, the passion is.

    I enjoy both, but Star Wars more so than the other. Course, with Star Wars it does depend on which set of movies you talk about ;)
     
  2. Tom

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    Happy Star Wars Day while it still is, guys!

    Today was a busy day full of deadlines, as well as unexpected emotional hurdles as a lot of people in my major I got to know and love prepare for graduation. A bittersweet end to the school year for sure.
     
  3. La Volpe

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    This comic is relevant, I think:
    xkcd: Never Seen Star Wars

    Also, Tom, does that mean that your birthday is on Star Wars day? Happy birthday and happy Star Wars day then.
     
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  4. Ban

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    Yeah, that's pretty accurate. The Jedi-eating scene was rather good.
    But, I really like that scene where Jabba...uh... fought Yoda, with their spaceguns and swords.
     
  5. Tom

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes! Unfortunately, however, my birthday is the day after Star Wars Day. It is Revenge of the Fifth, though. :p
     
  6. Live long and prosper, and don't let the fifth be avenged.
     
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  7. La Volpe

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    You must be kicking yourself for oversleeping on that fateful day <your age> years ago. Well, at least you got Revenge of the Fifth, which is like the Dark Side's Star Wars day (or perhaps more accurately, the forgetful Star Wars fans' Star Wars day).

    Me, I was born one day too early. My birthday is one day before a public holiday here in SA (though that has its own advantages). Was a real bummer, especially during school when I couldn't sleep late on my birthday.
     
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  8. After a relatively short period of almost complete freedom from my anxiety, it is acting up again. Earlier I had the misfortune of thinking to myself, huh. I've actually been doing well lately. I haven't been anxious in a long time. Dark thoughts started to crowd in, scrabbling for a hold on something. That happens every time I think "Hey, I'm actually okay..." subconsciously I ask myself, "Am I? AM I?" Then I start thinking of something that might be wrong, something to obsess about and be anxious over...Now I feel tense and paranoid and there is no reason why whatsoever. I feel worried over areas of my life that are better than they've been in months.

    Writing would help keep it at bay. I need to stop wrestling with my own feelings of self-doubt about this next chapter and just write the damn thing. Or write SOMETHING. Even work on ideas.

    Absorbing myself in something helps keep anxiety under control, but the problem is, anxiety makes it hard for me to absorb myself in the first place...
     
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  9. Tom

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    Oh Dragon, I hope you're doing better now! Anxiety is a beast of a thing to live with. As someone who had a grand total of three nervous breakdowns yesterday--on my birthday!--I'm hardly the ideal person to offer advice, but let me say that when you feel the anxiety set in, the best thing you can do is try to shake it off.

    Turn on some loud music. Put on a movie or play a video game. Draw, even if it's just scribbles. Write, even if it's just keysmash. Move around--I always go for a run when my brain starts on an anxious spiral. Do anything to distract yourself. A lot of times, if you can recognize and escape that initial feeling of unease, your anxiety won't have a chance to kick in full-force. Anxiety is a pattern, really. Cluing into that pattern and disrupting it does a lot to keep it at bay.
     
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  10. Thanks, Tom. I'm sorry about all the nervous breakdowns...that sounds terrible! I know how awful things can get. And yeah, last night I was able to shake it off before it got into full swing by plunging into writing. I got a lot of stuff worked out about my WIP, actually. I felt better after a few hours absorbed in that.

    Exercise really does help! I have been better since I've been into martial arts.
     
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  11. pmmg

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    As I look at the Who online page (other people do that right?..), I see the google, and baidu spider searching a lot of old threads. Some of them look pretty cool, but the conversations are long played. I am sure if I made a new comment, it would be like, dude, this is like from 2011? But I must say I am a little tempted on some.
     
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  12. ^^What kind of martial arts are you doing? *curious* I'm a blue belt in karate, but stopped for a variety of reasons. I remember all of the katas, though!
     
  13. Krav Maga, orange belt (comes after white and yellow) thus far. So I haven't been doing it long, but it's my thing.
     
  14. ^Nice! :)

    I wonder what Wing Chung would be like.
     
  15. La Volpe

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    I was in a Krav Maga class once, but it was a bit of a bust (as in, the teacher didn't seem to know as much as he should have). But there was a guy in the class who'd trained in Wing Tsun, so he showed me some cool stuff.

    And besides that, I did MMA for a few years. Got punched and kicked in the face on a number of occasions. Fun times (but really, it's more fun than you'd think).
     
  16. Ban

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    Back to the Star Wars thingy, I think this describes my sentiment rather well.



    Or maybe it's just a really funny video I found.
     
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    love it!! Such obscurity thrown at him and he still gets it!
     
  18. Sometimes it seems like it's harder to show attraction/love between two characters in books than in manga or anime.
     
  19. aaaaaaaand the anxiety is back and worse...
     
  20. ^Kitty hugs for you. Mew.
     
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