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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby arcane » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:15 pm UTC

I never really felt that I fit into this current world, or the current society that I'm in right now. The model that this world seems to be based on the"work till you are almost dead mind-frame" scares me, I don't want to be part of that. I feel that if I were to work towards any job no matter how free it would make me think I am, I would still be part of that system by one thread or by many. I wish to be aside from that system, not above it that just brings trouble. I want to escape, I want to explore, I want to have my own frakking starship and travel where I wish to travel. But I'm stuck here, and I highly doubt that the technology level will get to that point within my existence. Maybe I could become a hermit and live up in the northern Rockies, Yukon sounds remote enough.

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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:19 pm UTC

sophyturtle wrote:Confession:
I have been sending requests to a bunch of people I have not spoken to in years as friends on facebook. Some of these people I only really spent time with for sexy activities. It is because I want their information for my chart and folder.
I have a folder on my computer with pictures of people I have had sex with so I can open it and go "look at all I have done!" and I have a spread sheet to go with it. But I don't have all the information about people, and facebook provides things like last names and birthdays. Useful.
3 have not responded yet, and I feel odd because I don't want to communicate with them, I just want to collect more data.
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Postby sophyturtle » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:22 pm UTC

I should watch that again, it has been too long.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:12 am UTC

sophyturtle wrote:Confession:
I have been sending requests to a bunch of people I have not spoken to in years as friends on facebook. Some of these people I only really spent time with for sexy activities. It is because I want their information for my chart and folder.
I have a folder on my computer with pictures of people I have had sex with so I can open it and go "look at all I have done!" and I have a spread sheet to go with it. But I don't have all the information about people, and facebook provides things like last names and birthdays. Useful.
3 have not responded yet, and I feel odd because I don't want to communicate with them, I just want to collect more data.

I...might have a text file hidden deep in my documents folder, with names and extent of activity perpetrated with each individual, in chronological order. Luckily I started compiling this file somewhat early on in my dating life so I was able to list everyone down by memory, and since then I just update it as necessary. I mean, how else am I supposed to fill out the sexual history box on the patient information form when I go to the clinic?
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Lord Aurora » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:27 am UTC

sophyturtle collects people like people collect stamps.

I approve and do the same thing.

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Backstory to my upcoming fess: At the supermarket, I was checking out and the bagger said "Young man, do you have any ideas for a 21st birthday party?" I grinned and shot off a few random thoughts (including binge drinking, of which he heartily approved), and then he told me it was my cashier's 21st birthday and he was getting ideas for her. I of course wished her a happy birthday, but she was really sad and mumbled something about it being her 21st birthday but she had to work. I felt really sad for her, because the impression that I got was that she really didn't have any plans or anybody to go home to or do anything with and that she'd be working a nine to five job tomorrow, too, and nobody would notice or care that she was a year older and this would continue for the rest of her life.

So I thought about it on the way home and decided to do something nice for her. I got my housemate and we went back to the store and got a dozen roses (and a box of plastic sandwich bags, which I had forgotten) and I gave her the roses and said happy birthday and I hope it ends up being okay for you even though you have to work. Never told her my name, or offered my number, or asked her name---just delivered and wished happy birthday and left.


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I dunno if it made her happier or not and that makes me sad. Why is my happiness linked to that of random strangers?
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Postby podbaydoor » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:32 am UTC

An action like that would've put me over the moon. Kudos for doing something so nice.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby eternal luna » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:54 am UTC

That was really sweet, Aurora.

Fess: I'm like that cashier, and I have no hopes that I'll be able to change this anytime soon.

Fess: I'm terrified that various social workers and such don't believe my description of my home life. These things just happen so often that I can't remember any details and rely on things like bruises or holes in my wall to tell the story.

More light-hearted Fess: I think I'm becoming superstitious- I had a series of dreams involving Belial's raven sitting atop my chest and squawking "death" at me, and I blame you, fora.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Noc » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:30 am UTC

Honestly? Belial's raven does that all the damn time.

I've told him to make it stop, because it's fucking unsanitary, but he seems to find it entertaining.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:36 am UTC

So what's the difference between a raven and a crow? Because a crow f***ing stabbed me in the leg.

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Postby Noc » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:45 am UTC

Umm . . . ravens are cool and interesting, while crows are grating and obnoxious? All I know is that something that's been poking around inside one of those rotting dead cows Belial keeps about the place* is not something I want standing on my chest and screeching doom in my face.

Fess: I don't actually know the difference between a raven and a crow.



* Such is the result of being a voracious carnivore who delights in the kill too much to visit the supermarket, and a sophisticated enough eater to only enjoy the prime cuts.
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Postby apoklips » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:52 am UTC

I wish I was better at making friends or having conversations.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:01 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:So what's the difference between a raven and a crow? Because a crow f***ing stabbed me in the leg.
What's the difference between a Lion and a Large Cat? Only... not exactly.
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Postby Zohar » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:02 pm UTC

apoklips wrote:I wish I was better at making friends or having conversations.

It's all about practice.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby rnew » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:07 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:So what's the difference between a raven and a crow? Because a crow f***ing stabbed me in the leg.
What's the difference between a Lion and a Large Cat? Only... not exactly.
This is like when I found out that a Panther isn't actually it's own animal
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:10 pm UTC

rnew wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:So what's the difference between a raven and a crow? Because a crow f***ing stabbed me in the leg.
What's the difference between a Lion and a Large Cat? Only... not exactly.
This is like when I found out that a Panther isn't actually it's own animal
The same way I felt when I found out about the Panther, Cougar, Mountain Lion and Puma.*




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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Belial » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:37 pm UTC

eternal luna wrote:More light-hearted Fess: I think I'm becoming superstitious- I had a series of dreams involving Belial's raven sitting atop my chest and squawking "death" at me, and I blame you, fora.


.....it's working.

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:So what's the difference between a raven and a crow? Because a crow f***ing stabbed me in the leg.


Ravens are bigger, stockier, they have thicker neck feathers (see that flared-up thing the raven in my avatar is doing? I'm pretty sure crows don't do that, don't quote me though. If they do, it's not as impressive), their beaks are a bit thicker and blunter, their tail feathers come to a triangle wedge shape rather than a fan shape like crows, they have a wider range of vocalizations (I think, again, don't quote me), they're more averse to new people, creatures, and situations (which is why you don't see them in cities as much as crows), as a result of that neophobia they tend to be more exclusively carrion eaters rather than scavengers like crows (though both birds are more than capable of being both), and they form more rigid social orders, especially around feeding and mating (think of ravens as wolves to the crow's stray cat).

Of course, that's the difference between the common raven (Corvus Corax) and the american crow (Corvus Brachyrynchos), which, since you live in Canada, are probably the species you're familiar with. When it comes to other species, it gets a bit hairier. Basically, it's my understanding (and I could be wrong about this, my information is sketchy) that when it comes to classifying whole species of big black corvids, a species basically gets called "X Raven" if it's larger and "X Crow" if it's smaller. Which is to say, there's no bigger familial difference between the two names. A given species called raven is probably as closely related to a given species called crow as it is to other raven species. So the differences I've listed almost certainly don't hold across the board.

Also, how the hell did a crow stab you in the leg? How was it even that close? I had to chase a flightless one for, like, an hour before I could even get it in hand so it could bite the fuck out of me. Little injured bastard kept dodging under cars and running through bushes. Only reason I even caught him was because he collapsed from exhaustion. (Telling wild animals you're trying to help them is curiously ineffective...)

Confession: I am maybe too interested in corvids.

Edit: Also, the "lion and big cat" quote on that link threw me off from realizing that much of this information was already in that link... d'oh.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:44 pm UTC

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apoklips wrote:I wish I was better at making friends or having conversations.

It's all about practice.

I wish I was better at practicing friends and conversations.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:14 pm UTC

I know I've told this story before. It was about 10 years ago, I was walking out of Lougheed Mall, which has it's own society of crows that actually forced out the seagulls. It's pretty cool. Anyways, I'm walking accross the parking lot, and one swoops down about 50 feet ahead of me, and sort of zooms in low. It lands about 10 feet away, but keeps it's momentum, and hops once, twice, three times...

... basically charges beak-first into my leg, STABBing me with it's beak, at which point, it pulls a 180 and takes off, and I'm just standing there with this "Wtf?" expression on my face. Get back to my grandma's apartment, yeah, leg is bleeding.

F***ing bird.

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Postby Belial » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:19 pm UTC

That....is fucking hilarious.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:21 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:I know I've told this story before. It was about 10 years ago, I was walking out of Lougheed Mall, which has it's own society of crows that actually forced out the seagulls. It's pretty cool. Anyways, I'm walking accross the parking lot, and one swoops down about 50 feet ahead of me, and sort of zooms in low. It lands about 10 feet away, but keeps it's momentum, and hops once, twice, three times...

... basically charges beak-first into my leg, STABBing me with it's beak, at which point, it pulls a 180 and takes off, and I'm just standing there with this "Wtf?" expression on my face. Get back to my grandma's apartment, yeah, leg is bleeding.

F***ing bird.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Jessica » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:00 pm UTC

Oh man, when MJ and Belial were right beside each other, it looked like the eagle and the raven were about to fight to the death, except MJ's eagle had laser eyes which may or may not win the day.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:06 pm UTC

Quick, someone add lasers to Belial's raven!
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Postby Upsilon » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:08 pm UTC

Belial wrote:I had to chase a flightless one for, like, an hour before I could even get it in hand so it could bite the fuck out of me. Little injured bastard kept dodging under cars and running through bushes. Only reason I even caught him was because he collapsed from exhaustion.

This shows that humans are basically the Terminators of the animal kingdom. Most other predators give up on a chase after a few minutes. (Hopefully you didn't actually prey on him, though.)

What did you do with him?
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Postby Teapot » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:09 pm UTC

Confession: I finally snapped at my mother and I'm now realising that standing my ground against her is harder than I imagined. (Who will apologise first, me for yelling at her or her for asking what is wrong at five minute intervals for over an hour?) She doesn't seem to understand that I don't know what is wrong, I'm just having a down day and that her constantly asking me if I'm ok is not helping. I need to make her realise that her going away and sulking any time we disagree and making me feel worse is not going to help me any and that I am not the same silly little girl that she still seems to see me as.
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Postby Chfan » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:23 pm UTC

Fess: It Should Be Real's name makes me happy. Like, really so. I don't know why.
Just FYI, the guy isn't avatar isn't me. But he seems pretty cool.

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Postby It Should Be Real » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:43 pm UTC

Chfan wrote:Fess: It Should Be Real's name makes me happy. Like, really so. I don't know why.

Well, I'm very glad it makes you happy. n_n Because it was originally going to be Schniggleparx.

fess: I have a very hard time thinking of what to say to people on the internet who say nice things to or about me. I end up staring at the screen for several minutes then just furrowing my eyebrows and leaving for a bit.

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Postby Hyphe » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:48 pm UTC

It Should Be Real wrote:fess: I have a very hard time thinking of what to say to people on the internet who say nice things to or about me. I end up staring at the screen for several minutes then just furrowing my eyebrows and leaving for a bit.

But... you do that to everything. Often. :| Just sometimes you replace 'screen' with 'face' or 'window'.

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Postby Ptolom » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:02 pm UTC

I know I'm probably ruining the effect of whatever comeback she'd eventually come up with, but I just wanted to let you know that ISBR has spent the past 4 minutes staring at the screen considering her response. Irony! Irony has happened!

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Postby It Should Be Real » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:05 pm UTC

...Nahh, I got nothin'. *leaves*

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Postby Akira » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:04 pm UTC

Confession: I'm just posting so I can see what avatar I have right now so I can explain it in the explanation thread.

Confession: I'm tempted to start switching my avatar every few days or so, like I did back in the day. ...It made people angry. Very angry.
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Postby crickets » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:41 am UTC

Gah. I don't know how i'm going to sleep tonight with no one to say goodnight to me and tuck me in. I have trouble establishing that "this is bedtime" if there's not someone there to say goodnight to.

Blah! Oh well. I will feed a lizard and give a kitty a treat and then hopefully feel better.
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Postby krynd » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:10 am UTC

Spoiler'd for length:
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Confession: I am a jackass who retains his old predjudices. Namely I presume that people whom I consider dressed poorly are bad people. I still find it difficult to remind myself that just because someone chose to wear "promiscuous clothing", that they may not necessarily be promiscuous.

I also find it difficult to accept as intelligent people who drive around in mud-crusted vehicles, blasting Lynyrd Skynyrd, with a shotgun rack mounted in the bed of their truck.

[spoiler]No, this post wasn't sarcastic, because I realize how these predjudices may affect me. For instance, perhaps a respectable businessman likes to unwind by enjoying "simpler things" such as "muddin'". What if the woman wearing the sweatpants in line at the supermarket just finished writing a thesis on molecular biology, and just picked up whatever clean clothes she had?

I pretty much am a jackass when it comes to outer appearances and first impressions.
[/spoiler]

Also, what if "promiscuity" isn't, in and of itself, a bad thing? (Yes, spotted your post in the rant thread also.) Consider for a moment the hypothesis that there are women who decide that the "completely innocent and recitent about displaying any sign of sexuality"/"complete slut with no self-respect" dichotomy is inaccurate and doesn't really do anyone justice.
What about the girls and women who enjoy sex and aren't currently looking for a romantic relationship, or don't like the idea of relationships at all?
And also, what about the girls and women who dress in a way that's considered provocative because they just want to feel desired that day?
There are many reasons for a woman to dress in a way that accentuates her sexuality, and neither dressing "promiscuously" nor being actively comfortable and adventurous with sex make you a less worthwhile or interesting person.

I know binary thinking is foolish and unrealistic, it's just that (as mentioned in the rant thread) I grew up with binary thinking concerning this subject (and others, but this one is so obvious because it's glaringly wrong. The idea that human sexuality should be repressed is an idea out of the Dark Ages, and I should reject it; however reversing brainwashing is better said than done).

Do I at least get points for pissing my family off by condescending them when they make their remarks?

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Postby Teapot » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:13 am UTC

Teapot wrote:Confession: I finally snapped at my mother and I'm now realising that standing my ground against her is harder than I imagined. (Who will apologise first, me for yelling at her or her for asking what is wrong at five minute intervals for over an hour?) She doesn't seem to understand that I don't know what is wrong, I'm just having a down day and that her constantly asking me if I'm ok is not helping. I need to make her realise that her going away and sulking any time we disagree and making me feel worse is not going to help me any and that I am not the same silly little girl that she still seems to see me as.
What ended up happening - I went upstairs to go to bed. Mum told me that she's not coming to see flats since she's obviously such a horrible person and that she gives up on me. I sobbed hysterically for about half an hour. Dad told me "Your mum gets hurt and angry sometimes too, she would never give up on you" to which I reply "that doesn't mean I can't be hurt by what she says to me". I ended up going downstairs to where Mum was sulking and apologising for yelling. There has still been no apology for making me feel guilty for feeling bad or for making me feel like I'm such a horrible daughter that my mother wants nothing to do with me.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby existential_elevator » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:29 am UTC

*hug*
I've been in that situation before. It sucks.

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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby GoodRudeFun » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:04 am UTC

krynd wrote:Confession (cut for length)
Confession: I think the same way sometimes. I have a hard time thinking highly of anyone who appears in "redneck" garb. I see large lifted trucks and think that it must be an ignorant spoiled bro driving it.

However I somehow managed to avoid looking down on women who wear revealing clothing. It just doesn't really enter my mind. I don't really think this makes me any better of a person though, because I just got lucky. Honestly, I just got lucky with everything else too. I think maybe if I had different parents I could have turned out to be someone I'd hate now. Maybe I'd be racist or sexist or homophobic, or maybe I'd condemn everyone in a different religion or something. I'm glad this is not true, but its scary to think that I just got lucky and I could be someone completely different....

Confession: I'm starting to resent my dads new wife. I know I shouldn't... but I don't know... she's just not my mom. And despite all the things my mom has done, I still miss her. That scares me even more, because I don't want to miss her. I want to be angry at her..... and now she's popping up in my dreams. Not like she used to though. She used to be mean and crazy in my dreams. Now she's nice and caring and joking with me just like she used to before she went crazy...

Confession: I just recently realized the no matter what my sister does to my dad, I'll always pick her over him. I know she shouldn't be mad at him, that he's trying really hard and she's making things difficult for him, but I still feel I have to pick her over him. She's my baby sister and I spent so long standing with her against our parents... I can't unlearn that. I don't think I want to either.
Oh. Well that's alright then.

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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby GraphiteGirl » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:14 am UTC

existential_elevator wrote:*hug*
I've been in that situation before. It sucks.

This. Huge *hugs* for Teapot; it's so hard when you feel like their emotional welfare is your responsibility, and it's so, so unfair when one-sided apologies end up happening because of that.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:13 pm UTC

Fess: I'm losing motivation to work on my placement. I agreed to stay on an extra month to help out, and I'm starting to wish I hadn't. I don't think this device is going to survive the clinical study, never mind ever get to market.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Mr. N » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:13 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:UFC dude.


Then there's also Georges St. Pierre, who also faced challenges including bullying and living in a rough neighborhood. Somehow that guy manages to be so focused and dedicated despite being "the best" in his weight category. If I reached the peak, I would totally let things slide and turn into a marshmallow like BJ Penn. PLUS Georges is a classy guy, PLUS he has a face for endorsements. Lucky bastard.
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Re: Confessional Bed - Not just for pillow talk!

Postby Akira » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:25 am UTC

Confession: I feel like a bad person for not spending time with my (nearly) perfect family when everyone else's families are so screwed up.
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