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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby ceez » 29 April 2020, 01:30

erti wrote:
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erti wrote:The dude we live next door to kept hitting on me and didn’t get the clue that I was not interested. He kept telling me to move close to him I said no then he scoot closer to me. Not going outside by myself now on.


Get pepper spray or a tazer.


I may have to where I’m living. Idk if tasers are legal to carry but I can always find pepper spray.


You can always use the two piece I teach those close to me, knee him in the nuts and punch him in the throat, make sure your knuckle connects with the adams apple. Or stick your keys through your fingers making spiked knuckles. I have so many wonderful ways to hurt people :thumbsupwink:
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 1 May 2020, 19:14

I feel like I've lost my ability to write. Like any semblance of talent at creative writing I once had has just fucked off into the ether somewhere because I can't seem to make it work right now. The words feel flat, the characters lifeless, the description boring.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby John27 » 1 May 2020, 19:44

Severelius wrote:I feel like I've lost my ability to write. Like any semblance of talent at creative writing I once had has just fucked off into the ether somewhere because I can't seem to make it work right now. The words feel flat, the characters lifeless, the description boring.


Little comfort, I know, but I've had that kind of problem, too...

I personally took some comfort when I read one professional novelist who had a dry spell, and he ended up deciding to take a sabbatical from writing. I'm sure he's not alone.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 1 May 2020, 19:54

John27 wrote:
Severelius wrote:I feel like I've lost my ability to write. Like any semblance of talent at creative writing I once had has just fucked off into the ether somewhere because I can't seem to make it work right now. The words feel flat, the characters lifeless, the description boring.


Little comfort, I know, but I've had that kind of problem, too...

I personally took some comfort when I read one professional novelist who had a dry spell, and he ended up deciding to take a sabbatical from writing. I'm sure he's not alone.

I've been on a sabbatical from writing. This me trying to get back into it because the desire to write stuff has finally started coming back to me. I'm hoping this is just because I haven't made a proper go of it in so long that my brain isn't used to working on it properly so it'll take a while to warm back up.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby John27 » 1 May 2020, 19:59

Severelius wrote:I've been on a sabbatical from writing. This me trying to get back into it because the desire to write stuff has finally started coming back to me. I'm hoping this is just because I haven't made a proper go of it in so long that my brain isn't used to working on it properly so it'll take a while to warm back up.


Sounds reasonable. I do think it's a good sign that the desire to write is coming back. Good luck!
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby azureflame » 2 May 2020, 14:10

Severelius wrote:I feel like I've lost my ability to write. Like any semblance of talent at creative writing I once had has just fucked off into the ether somewhere because I can't seem to make it work right now. The words feel flat, the characters lifeless, the description boring.


If it's of any help, try to write when you are going through a strong emotion, be either positive or negative. Just start writing and let it flow. Don't think too much about it.

When I used to write silly romance stories, the one that was received the best was a story I never planned and I just wrote cause I was extremely pissed off. Turns out, being pissed off and venting through a character led to the creation of a relatable asshole liked by the people who read my stories.

Just try not to push yourself too hard. Muses are fickle but eventually they visit from time to time.

Just out of curiosity, what did you ude to write about?
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 2 May 2020, 17:45

azureflame wrote:
Severelius wrote:I feel like I've lost my ability to write. Like any semblance of talent at creative writing I once had has just fucked off into the ether somewhere because I can't seem to make it work right now. The words feel flat, the characters lifeless, the description boring.


If it's of any help, try to write when you are going through a strong emotion, be either positive or negative. Just start writing and let it flow. Don't think too much about it.

When I used to write silly romance stories, the one that was received the best was a story I never planned and I just wrote cause I was extremely pissed off. Turns out, being pissed off and venting through a character led to the creation of a relatable asshole liked by the people who read my stories.

Just try not to push yourself too hard. Muses are fickle but eventually they visit from time to time.

Just out of curiosity, what did you ude to write about?

Mostly fantasy or science fiction when I'm properly trying to make a go of it. Usually (always) with gay romance involved because I'm tragic that way. Sometimes I'd try and write just gay romance without any other bells and whistles, just contemporary romance.

And quite a lot of fanfiction, because I'm just that lame that I enjoy fanfiction.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby azureflame » 2 May 2020, 19:42

Severelius wrote:Mostly fantasy or science fiction when I'm properly trying to make a go of it. Usually (always) with gay romance involved because I'm tragic that way. Sometimes I'd try and write just gay romance without any other bells and whistles, just contemporary romance.

And quite a lot of fanfiction, because I'm just that lame that I enjoy fanfiction.


Sweet that you write fantasy and sci-fi. I do see know why you get writer's block. I tried my hand with fantasy when I started writing and I quickly realized I wasn't getting anywhere. So yeah, romance is kinda easy and fun to write. However, I find people have a hard time criticizing romance stories fairly though thanks to the "awww this is so cute/sad" factor.

You ever published your work somewhere?

Also, I could never get into fanfiction. Established characters are so personal that I always felt that only their creator can truly make them sound genuine. Of course, that's not always the case but I've yet to find a fanfic that I would enjoy.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby FlyByNight » 3 May 2020, 07:15

The fact that support for LGBT people among Generation Z has declined from 63% in 2016 to 45% in 2018. What the FUCK is wrong with you idiots? The LGBT community did nothing wrong and you're gonna spit in our fucking eyes anyway? Even worse is that the number of young people who reported feeling uncomfortable with gay people has INCREASED in the same time period as well.

Just goes to show that the American people are too stupid to handle a democracy (and no, I don't care if I sound condescending. I genuinely that think the American people are too dumb and easily manipulated to decide their own destiny).

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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 3 May 2020, 12:21

FlyByNight wrote:The fact that support for LGBT people among Generation Z has declined from 63% in 2016 to 45% in 2018. What the FUCK is wrong with you idiots? The LGBT community did nothing wrong and you're gonna spit in our fucking eyes anyway? Even worse is that the number of young people who reported feeling uncomfortable with gay people has INCREASED in the same time period as well.

What is the pedigree of this "fact"? Where did you get this information from?

FlyByNight wrote:Just goes to show that the American people are too stupid to handle a democracy (and no, I don't care if I sound condescending. I genuinely that think the American people are too dumb and easily manipulated to decide their own destiny).

What a hot take. So edgy.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby PopTart » 3 May 2020, 12:47

In my opinion, I would say that conservatism is on the rise amongst generation z as it is the current counter culture. LGBT support is just one of many that suffers as a result.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby FlyByNight » 3 May 2020, 15:13

Brenden wrote:
FlyByNight wrote:The fact that support for LGBT people among Generation Z has declined from 63% in 2016 to 45% in 2018. What the FUCK is wrong with you idiots? The LGBT community did nothing wrong and you're gonna spit in our fucking eyes anyway? Even worse is that the number of young people who reported feeling uncomfortable with gay people has INCREASED in the same time period as well.

What is the pedigree of this "fact"? Where did you get this information from?

FlyByNight wrote:Just goes to show that the American people are too stupid to handle a democracy (and no, I don't care if I sound condescending. I genuinely that think the American people are too dumb and easily manipulated to decide their own destiny).

What a hot take. So edgy.


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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 3 May 2020, 17:13

PopTart wrote:In my opinion, I would say that conservatism is on the rise amongst generation z as it is the current counter culture. LGBT support is just one of many that suffers as a result.

Seems plausible to me. At least, there are many on the conservative end who strive to portray themselves as being counter-culture, and buying into that portrayal could be appealing, as counter-culture usually is to younger people.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 May 2020, 19:28

My bedroom smells like weed.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 3 May 2020, 19:30

Severelius wrote:My bedroom smells like weed.

I would say, "well stop smoking weed, then", but that's a horrible idea...
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 May 2020, 19:58

Magic J wrote:
Severelius wrote:My bedroom smells like weed.

I would say, "well stop smoking weed, then", but that's a horrible idea...

If I was smoking weed do you think I'd be complaining about the smell?

I haven't been smoking weed. And yet, the smell is unmistakeable.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 3 May 2020, 20:56

Severelius wrote:I haven't been smoking weed. And yet, the smell is unmistakeable.

Pot goblins. It's the only explanation.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Severelius » 3 May 2020, 21:54

Magic J wrote:
Severelius wrote:I haven't been smoking weed. And yet, the smell is unmistakeable.

Pot goblins. It's the only explanation.

Well I wish they'd share. Honestly being able to get stoned would make this lockdown way more tolerable.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Brenden » 3 May 2020, 21:59

FlyByNight wrote:
Brenden wrote:
FlyByNight wrote:The fact that support for LGBT people among Generation Z has declined from 63% in 2016 to 45% in 2018. What the FUCK is wrong with you idiots? The LGBT community did nothing wrong and you're gonna spit in our fucking eyes anyway? Even worse is that the number of young people who reported feeling uncomfortable with gay people has INCREASED in the same time period as well.

What is the pedigree of this "fact"? Where did you get this information from?

FlyByNight wrote:Just goes to show that the American people are too stupid to handle a democracy (and no, I don't care if I sound condescending. I genuinely that think the American people are too dumb and easily manipulated to decide their own destiny).

What a hot take. So edgy.

https://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad%E2%80% ... ance-among

1) That age range only covers a little of Gen Z. It’s mostly Gen Y (Millennials).
2) Shocking that organisation which justifies its existence and fundraising on there being prejudice against LGBT people finds that there is increasing prejudice. Better donate to them, stat!
3) All other polling I’ve seen calls these findings into question.
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Re: What put a frown on your face today?

Unread postby Magic J » 3 May 2020, 21:59

Severelius wrote:Well I wish they'd share. Honestly being able to get stoned would make this lockdown way more tolerable.

I had a bit. Gone now, though. There's no way I could go see Big Mad Graham to get some more, so I'm stuck being sober. It's intolerable, frankly. :P
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