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

  1. Incanus

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    Sorry for your loss, Nims. Lost my cat about 10 years ago. She made it to 18 years old. Her name was '99', after agent 99 in the old TV show 'Get Smart'. She was a runt of a thing that could produce some surprisingly loud purring for her size. I miss her. Cats are such awesome creatures.
     
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  2. Svrtnsse

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    I made another time lapse movie. This one shows the sunset from just outside my kitchen window:
     
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  3. Tom

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    Hey everyone! Yeah, I'm back. I hit a rough patch in life early in January and took a break from MS. Now that it's nearing midterms, I'm back!

    I suppose now would be a good time to get this out of the way...So I have several mental health problems, some of which I've known about for years, and others which have just surfaced recently. Aside from ADD, I have an undiagnosed mood disorder that may or may not stem from my extensive family history of depression and bipolar disorder. I fell into a depression this winter and for a while I didn't see a way out. Eventually I was able to drag myself back up, and now my mental heath is finally starting to stabilize. Sorry I left everyone hanging for a while (especially in regards to the Ysgard RP and/or the diversity group). I had to take a step back from everything in my life that was a non-essential to deal with what was happening with my mental and emotional wellbeing. It wasn't fair of me to drop everything with no notice, and I feel bad for that.

    Don't worry. I'm back, and I'm not going anywhere.
     
  4. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Good to see you back, and glad you're doing better!
     
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  5. Nimue

    Nimue Auror

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    Oh my gosh, Tom! I'm so sorry that you went through a rough patch, but it's good to know that you're feeling better, and awesome to hear from you again! Absolutely do not apologize for taking the time to look after yourself. Mental health isn't fair, that's for sure, and you've got to be easy on yourself.

    Truth be told, I've been neglecting Ysgard myself for the past month, for no such good reason at all, besides trying to scramble after some novel-writing, because I'm completely incapable of doing more than one thing at once (or one thing well, or anything at all...) But welcome back, and I hope you find all the creative juices flowing again. And I hope midterms treat you well! Blinking stressful exams.
     
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  6. T.Allen.Smith

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    I'm glad to hear you're in a better place. Depression and bi-polar disorder can be difficult to deal with. I don't know personally, but I have several family members who've dealt with clinical depression and bi-polar disorder, so I empathize.


    Welcome back.
     
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  7. Tom

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    Thanks, you guys! I'm glad to be back. I didn't have the energy to contribute, but I really missed this community the last few weeks. I'm looking forward to getting back in the loop!
     
  8. Philster401

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    Welcome back! I had wobdered where you had been! And there is no reason to feel bad about not posting. Real life comes before the internet.
     
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  9. kennyc

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    Good luck! I understand completely having various levels of bipolar in my family.
     
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  10. Velka

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    Hey Tom, glad you're back. Taking time to take care of yourself can be a hard thing to do. Looking forward to seeing you around and good luck with your midterms!
     
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  11. Missed you Tom. Glad to see you back.
     
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  12. X Equestris

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    Has anyone else seen this yet? This has to be the most advanced bipedal robot I've ever seen.

    [video=youtube_share;rVlhMGQgDkY]http://youtu.be/rVlhMGQgDkY[/video]
     
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    Video removed by moderator.

    Not trying to start a political debate, just had to share this, because it is just extremely well done.

    Also X equestris, that robot is very impressive.
     
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  14. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Nope, nope, nope. People can get their own funny Youtube feeds. No politics. No politicians. No trumped up promises here.
     
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    Aaahh, but it's funny though. The toupéd orangutan just wants to build a wall.

    (But fine, I won't bring the Trumpster up again)
     
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  16. Svrtnsse

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    On a different note: Once the baby finally sleeps, babysitting is pretty nice.

    EDIT: Let's not argue moderation. I'm sure we can get this thread off track in a more pleasant ways - which is kind of the purpose.
     
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    Wasn't trying to start an argument. I said that I wouldn't bring it up again.
     
  18. Ireth

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    I don't have a baby of my own, or even a baby sibling anymore (the youngest just turned 5), but I can definitely attest to that being true. Especially after a long day of the kids misbehaving.
     
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  19. Svrtnsse

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    Sorry, didn't mean to come off as rude. I posted a longer comment initially and then removed that, as it probably would have started some kind of argument.

    Now, what's your experience with babysitting? :)
     
  20. Velka

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    T3s are awesome because I don't feel pain when I really should be feeling pain. The only problem is now I'm thinking far too much about how the brain works and how things like pain are just electrical signals sent to the brain and it's making me wonder if pain is really real or if it's all a figment of our evolutionary imagination to stop us from doing stupid things.

    P.S. Be sure to brush and floss every day because getting a molar pulled in your 30s doesn't really hurt at the time because you're all frozen and drooling, but once the freezing wears off it really really really really hurts.
     
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