Wishing Well

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Wishing Well

Postby Sprocket » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:16 am UTC

Do you want something? Do you need to scream at the heavens and beg them to change your fortune? Do you just want a public abyss to tell your desires to? Well now you can! I present - The XKCD fora's own WISHING WELL! Huzzah!


My Wish: I want to have sanity, focus, drive and confidence so I can improve my life and become the person I was meant to be.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby fuzzycuzzy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:49 am UTC

My wish is for you to get your wish! And as cliche as it sounds, the fact that you want more of yourself rather than more of your life means you're probably the type of person to get it. (at least, that's what I tell myself when I'm down) now, do I have to send you a quarter via paypal?

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby callaway » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:07 am UTC

I wish I could hold more information in my working memory. Then I'd be like that Limitless guy.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Goldstein » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:45 am UTC

I wish I was absurdly lucky.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:55 am UTC

I wish for more wishes.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Goldstein » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:03 am UTC

That's ridiculous. Wishes aren't real, SlyReaper.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:08 am UTC

More wishing wells!
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby yurell » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:54 am UTC

I wish those in the LGBTIQQA Thread, and those not confident enough to post there, get what they need; whether it be social understanding or what the fates should have granted them at birth.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:20 am UTC

I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:42 am UTC

I wish I wasn't so aware of my own failings.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby bmeacham » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:37 pm UTC

Don't just wish. Do something about it.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Cheezwhiz Jenkins » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:00 pm UTC

...how would they do that?
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:31 am UTC

fuzzycuzzy wrote:now, do I have to send you a quarter via paypal?

GIVE NO QUARTER! EAT THE HEARTS OF YOUR ENEMIES TO GAIN THEIR POWER!
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:09 am UTC

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:
fuzzycuzzy wrote:now, do I have to send you a quarter via paypal?

GIVE NO QUARTER! EAT THE HEARTS OF YOUR ENEMIES TO GAIN THEIR POWER!
If they only asked for a dime, should I only eat one of their kidneys?
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby fuzzycuzzy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:39 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:
fuzzycuzzy wrote:now, do I have to send you a quarter via paypal?

GIVE NO QUARTER! EAT THE HEARTS OF YOUR ENEMIES TO GAIN THEIR POWER!
If they only asked for a dime, should I only eat one of their kidneys?

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby thicknavyrain » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:37 pm UTC

I wish I could do 100 press ups. Damn that'd win over a lot of people...

Er, in a row that is.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby TaintedDeity » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:33 am UTC

thicknavyrain wrote:I wish I could do 100 press ups. Damn that'd win over a lot of people...

Er, in a row that is.
Better add it to your list :P
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby thicknavyrain » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:52 am UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
thicknavyrain wrote:I wish I could do 100 press ups. Damn that'd win over a lot of people...

Er, in a row that is.
Better add it to your list :P


The sad thing is, my original list was lost along with that wallet :(

I'm going to create a new one over the summer and it's going to have even crazier goals, I'll probably make a post for some suggestions or something...

I wish for a new list?
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:23 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:I wish I wasn't so aware of my own failings.

Perhaps curiously, I wish I were more aware of mine.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Kang » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:33 pm UTC

I just wish I had a little fewer failings.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby deskjethp » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:39 am UTC

I wish I got tomorrow's newspaper today. (Sort of...)
I wish I wasn't worth $-9343.14.
I wish I had a girlfriend, one who loved me back.
I wish I knew enough about something to actually be able to land a job.
I wish I had a really big trampoline.
I wish that I would win free cereal for life.
I wish that I had a set of instructions for what I'm supposed to do in life. I have no idea. Clear, step by step, detailed instructions with examples.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby poxic » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:53 am UTC

deskjethp wrote:I wish that I had a set of instructions for what I'm supposed to do in life. I have no idea. Clear, step by step, detailed instructions with examples.

The only people who come with a set of instructions are princes and princesses born to ruling royalty. And they usually hate the way they aren't allowed to change the instructions to suit themselves. Count yourself lucky, if you can, that your life wasn't cast in iron before you were born. :wink:

My coin in the well: the power and courage to throw away everything I think I am, or wish I were, and to become what I am, in reality. To know myself thoroughly, and to start working with that raw material directly, rather than trying to apply the prescriptions that others have found for themselves. Because I've been around long enough to see where and why those prescriptions don't fit me, and I should be old enough by now to accept that my own path has not been paved for me. I will have to clear my own path, through blackberries and bog if I must.

Argh.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby deskjethp » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:06 am UTC

If I did get this instruction book, I would end up reading it, thinking it was boring, and moving on...
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:05 am UTC

I wish I could control time and space, Hiro Nakamura style. It makes all other wishes almost obsolete. Wheelbarrow full of money? Teleport into a bank and yoink all their money. Or win the lottery 100 times in a row by going ahead one week and making a note of the numbers. True love? With time travel, you have an infinite number of attempts to win over your beloved. If you say or do something incredibly dumb, go back in time and just not do it. Fewer failings? Go back in time and warn your younger self about what failings he's going to grow up with, so he can avoid them. Immortality? Go to the future and take a swig of the cure for ageing. Spaceship? Who needs a spaceship when you can just get in an airtight glass bubble and teleport yourself and the bubble anywhere you want to go. Since you can teleport, you don't even need a door on this bubble. Your own personal army? Battle bots from the future.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby roband » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:17 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I wish I could control time and space, Hiro Nakamura style. It makes all other wishes almost obsolete. Wheelbarrow full of money? Teleport into a bank and yoink all their money. Or win the lottery 100 times in a row by going ahead one week and making a note of the numbers. True love? With time travel, you have an infinite number of attempts to win over your beloved. If you say or do something incredibly dumb, go back in time and just not do it. Fewer failings? Go back in time and warn your younger self about what failings he's going to grow up with, so he can avoid them. Immortality? Go to the future and take a swig of the cure for ageing. Spaceship? Who needs a spaceship when you can just get in an airtight glass bubble and teleport yourself and the bubble anywhere you want to go. Since you can teleport, you don't even need a door on this bubble. Your own personal army? Battle bots from the future.


Overuse your power and
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nearly die


Spoiler'd cos, well, it's a spoiler. Also, I haven't finished all of Heroes, so I have no idea if it's actually accurate in the end or not.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:09 pm UTC

That's why your first trip should be to the distant future so you can take the cure/vaccine for any ailment that might befall you, be it related to the superpower or not.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:35 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:That's why your first trip should be to the distant future so you can take the cure/vaccine for any ailment that might befall you, be it related to the superpower or not.


Wouldn't you like instantly die to the future equivalent of the common cold, having fought an arms race with the human immune system for such a long time your dusty old antibodies are useless.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:48 pm UTC

It wouldn't be instant. And you could always wear a hazmat suit.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby KestrelLowing » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:55 pm UTC

I wish I could either live up to my personal expectations, or lower my personal expectations so I could actually meet them.

Also, I want a dog. Now. Not when I graduate and actually get a job.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby PictureSarah » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:25 pm UTC

I wish I had the energy and emotional endurance to gracefully take on a move, a new job, a new house, and several major remodeling projects simultaneously. I wish I had the money to do said remodeling projects in the way I would like to.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby existential_elevator » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:40 pm UTC

I wish I had my old job back, complete with my old team, and my old RP group.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby delfts » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:43 pm UTC

I wish I were much more curious.
My blog about a bunch of random ideas, which are pretty darn interesting.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby meridian » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:07 pm UTC

I wish I knew what was worth worrying about/changing and what is just going to be okay in the end.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Essah » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:42 pm UTC

I wish i would stop wishing for so many things... oh wait

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Faithful » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:16 pm UTC

I wish I was motivated... to do anything.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Nat » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:58 pm UTC

I wish I was as awesome as Scott Pilgrim.

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:33 pm UTC

I wish wishes were horses.
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Re: Wishing Well

Postby roband » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:53 pm UTC

I'm not gonna say what I'm wishing for, because that means it won't come true, but damn I got every digit, limb and hair crossed

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Re: Wishing Well

Postby Chuff » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:25 am UTC

I wish I wouldn't get so emotionally invested in things.
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