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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 18 February 2021, 18:48

If I had £2000 to spend I would spend it on some form of male escort to make me feel less alone.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 18 February 2021, 19:02

Escorts are MUCH less expensive that you think. 2 full zeros less expensive than you think. So now you have £1980 available for being Heavyweight Champion.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 18 February 2021, 19:03

I wouldn't feel confident I was getting a quality experience if I only paid £20 for an escort...
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 18 February 2021, 19:04

All you want from an escort is an above average dick in your mouth and a cuddle listening to Sam Smith after. What’s there to fuck up there?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 18 February 2021, 19:05

He could end up having a sub par dick and bad music taste? Because Sam Smith is not good.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 18 February 2021, 19:09

Severelius wrote:He could end up having a sub par dick and bad music taste? Because Sam Smith is not good.

1. You don’t listen to Sam Smith because it’s good, you listen to it because it narrates the emotional journey of asking a hook-up for a cuddle.
2. You listen to dreck soundtracks. You, thus, cannot judge anything to be “not good” as that is above your upper quality limit.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 18 February 2021, 19:12

My taste in soundtracks is exceptional.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 18 February 2021, 19:37

The long and short of it, Steve, is that I need you to spend £2000 so that I - by way of jumping off of a ladder, doing a somersault, and elbowing you in the chest - can pin you for 3 seconds and take the belt off of you.

I want to have a test case where I argue that belts of such quality are, more often than not, legitimately passed through ownership by way of such physical violence and thus it would pass the reasonable man test to assert that it is the right and proper means of taking ownership of taking ownership of such property and thus legal.

This is a more important civil rights issue than you seem to realise and I need you to suck it up and do your civic duty. Buy the belt.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Jacketh » 20 February 2021, 15:22

Brenden wrote:
Jacketh wrote:Thinking about ADHD. A lot. I got diagnosed with it on Monday!

:hug:

There's a pretty good YouTuber who does a channel about ADHD, and she's had interviews with some pretty good experts.


Thank you! I've been trying for a few weeks trying to learn as much as possible.

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Jacketh wrote:Thinking about ADHD. A lot. I got diagnosed with it on Monday!

How do you find it affects you day-to-day, are you feeling like putting a label on the problem is a big first step to ironing out a problem? Or is it feeling like a bit of an unexpected bolt from the blue?


I... don't know. Like any condition that is diagnosed predominately on self-description and through questionaires etc (which includes basically every mental health related) it is hard to judge what is your personality, as in characteristics traits, and what is a result of my supposed ADHD. All that I know, is that I have not been functioning since the age of 18 as an adult. I am on my fourth university. This is not normal, and my life decisions look a bit nuts to anyone watching I think. The reason I keep failing at university is nothing to do with the academia or my motivation - genuinely. I'm doing History and Politics, and I spend a ridiculous amount of time reading and engaging in them topics... but often not in relation to my degree. I have a severe problem with time, losing things, breaking things, and general responsibilities of day-to-day life of just doing shit, and one way of describing ADHD you have an executive dysfunction. It's very hard to describe because everyone feels that way and loses things etc, but with ADHD it has to be a level that is causing significant impairment. Reflecting on myself, talking to my family and my friends, I think that is true. But then you can't help but self-doubt and wonder if you are pinning everything on this, and you're just a lazy useless entilted motherfucker who can't develop skills.

Before I was diagnosed I was trying to be as rational as possible for my reasons for thinking I've got this. I do not fit the typical stereotype of ADHD. But the more I learn about it, I learnt I've got just about every risk factor going, and symptoms like a massive-hyperfocus, started making everything add up. If you have ADHD, it needs to be present since childhood. So I spent a long time talking to my parents and reflecting on that... turns out they took me to the GP about my behaviour when I was 5, was referred to a specialist, but they didn't take me. Behavioural/management problems are the main symptoms in ADHD in young people, but as you get older it manifests into problems more with day-to-day life, and that is true of me.

But since being diagnosed I still can't get rid of the lingering doubt where I'm like 'do I really have this'?

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Jacketh wrote:Thinking about ADHD. A lot. I got diagnosed with it on Monday!

:hug:

What did they tell you are the most effective ways to manage it?


Medication apparently is very effective for ADHD. I've had a problem with stimulants (a very common problem with someone with ADHD - apparently you're low on dopamine if you have ADHD or something, and stimulants give you this), so I didn't expect to be offered stimulants at all. But the theory of now four healthcare professionals I've seen is that my stimulant abuse has been a form of self-medication. Once I got a new GP and he said that, which was following a pattern, I intentionally went private for a ADHD assessment, paid £400, and picked someone who's an extremely experienced NHS Consultant Physiatrist with his specialism on addiction - not ADHD. But he confidently said my use of amphetamine (street-speed in the UK and what they use to treatment ADHD, ) is simply because I've had ADHD. Also explains why I've used Modafinil, which is sometimes used as ADHD medication, and why it was so effective. I've not seen my report yet.

Going into it I genuinely did not expect to be offered stimulants, ever, by someone who's an NHS consultant given my history of abuse of stimulants and how cautious the NHS is to not-be-America I was certain no doctor would go near them with me. But he said he's fine with it given his experience of treating people and seeing how their life transforms... we'll see.

I suspect I'll be offered Concerta XL. I'm not cool with the idea of being on a stimulant for the rest of my life, but hopefully it'll be effective to to bring me some stability and help with academia.

But yeah, defo does feel weird. What is frustrating me is the public perception. If you'd asked me 18 months ago about ADHD I'd have the picture most do in their head - hyperactive boys and something that is waaay overdiagnosed in the US in an attempt to get Adderall (we don't have Adderall here)... but that just isn't the condition based on everything science knows about it.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby OutsideIn » 21 February 2021, 19:13

I trying to psych myself up to finish my resume changes and start looking for a new job.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 21 February 2021, 19:22

Marmaduke wrote:The long and short of it, Steve, is that I need you to spend £2000 so that I - by way of jumping off of a ladder, doing a somersault, and elbowing you in the chest - can pin you for 3 seconds and take the belt off of you.

I want to have a test case where I argue that belts of such quality are, more often than not, legitimately passed through ownership by way of such physical violence and thus it would pass the reasonable man test to assert that it is the right and proper means of taking ownership of taking ownership of such property and thus legal.

This is a more important civil rights issue than you seem to realise and I need you to suck it up and do your civic duty. Buy the belt.

I have set myself a condition whereby I will buy the middle-priced championship belt if a certain albeit very unlikely thing happens in WWE.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 21 February 2021, 20:48

Fine, fuck you, I’ll bite; what thing?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 21 February 2021, 20:54

Marmaduke wrote:Fine, fuck you, I’ll bite; what thing?

I don't know how much you know about WWE so I'll word this as vaguely as I can. My favourite WWE star currently has a 'contract' he can redeem for a match against either brand's world champion whenever he wants. Even after they've just had a match, or even right in the middle of one of their matches. If he successfully does that, at any point, I will buy the replica of whichever of the two world championships he wins.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 21 February 2021, 20:59

And, just for my own reassurance, you realise that the “contract” is a narrative device and that he won’t “choose” to redeem it, he’ll be scripted to redeem it during a pay-per-view because he isn’t a sportsman but an actor?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 21 February 2021, 21:08

Marmaduke wrote:And, just for my own reassurance, you realise that the “contract” is a narrative device and that he won’t “choose” to redeem it, he’ll be scripted to redeem it during a pay-per-view because he isn’t a sportsman but an actor?

Of course I know that.

Why is it fine when you talk about any other TV show in terms of "wow I can't believe that happened" and nobody ever pipes up with "yeah but it didn't, it was scripted to in a fictional show, you do know that right?" but whenever anyone talks about wrestling in the same way, as an entertainment show, someone always has to get pedantic about it.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 21 February 2021, 21:11

It’s hard not to be let an adult watching wrestling seem a lot like an adult believing in Santa or the tooth fairy. It feels like crossing the line between suspending disbelief and having disbelief be absent altogether, because unless it was absent altogether then why in the world would you? The richness of the narrative?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 21 February 2021, 21:15

It's a matter of taste. I like wrestling for the campy overblown bullshit and because I find the athleticism involved in the matches really entertaining to watch and get invested in.

I guarantee you watch some TV that I'd find absolutely fucking terrible and trite and trashy. It doesn't mean I'm going to go out of my way to remind you that it's not real as if you've somehow forgotten, because you're a fucking adult who can tell 'manufactured reality for entertainment purposes' apart from actual reality.

Yes I'm salty. I've been a wrestling fan most of my life and have been dealing with the "but you know it's fake, right?" condescending bullshit since I was in my early teens.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Nicholas » 21 February 2021, 21:40

Oh my dog is anybody watching Wandavision?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 21 February 2021, 21:52

Severelius wrote:It's a matter of taste. I like wrestling for the campy overblown bullshit and because I find the athleticism involved in the matches really entertaining to watch and get invested in.

I guarantee you watch some TV that I'd find absolutely fucking terrible and trite and trashy. It doesn't mean I'm going to go out of my way to remind you that it's not real as if you've somehow forgotten, because you're a fucking adult who can tell 'manufactured reality for entertainment purposes' apart from actual reality.

Yes I'm salty. I've been a wrestling fan most of my life and have been dealing with the "but you know it's fake, right?" condescending bullshit since I was in my early teens.

The athleticism? That’s where you’re making your stand? The athleticism?

Not to suggest you’re not widely regarded as a patron and proponent of athletics, but that feels a somewhat disingenuous rationalisation.

You already like wrestling, the damage is done, just admit that you like it for the same reason people like Harry Potter. They wish they were wizards and you wish you were out there slapping a sweaty man on the chest whilst a crowd of teenage boys cheer your name.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby OutsideIn » 21 February 2021, 21:56

Nicholas wrote:Oh my dog is anybody watching Wandavision?

Yes, why?
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