OK OK OK buy the land in the woods or whatever, let me move there and help build shit (I can weld, remember and have done carpentry/concrete work enough to get by) and then because farming is no fun - we can raise some goats to get THE MAN off of your back. Baby goats are fucking adorable man. We raise them, then sell them when they stop being cute. They'll chew up the grass so we never have to mow. We get a kickass dog to scare off coyotes or whatever would try to eat our goats. We allow attractive young people to come and pet the goats. Oh shit, we need to have some elaborate playground for these goats. Slides and tunnels. Like, as if for hamsters but baby goat size. CAN YOU IMAGINE A BABY GOAT USING A HAMSTER WHEEL
Loungegecko:asdghfddsad I am really self conscious about my ears. I absolutely hate them and almost always try to have them covered or something else to draw the eyes to
Everyone has little things like that. What's weird is some of the features of mine that I don't like are what girlfriends have liked the most. I'm horribly self-conscious about having one of those gaps in the middle of my top teeth. Enough to now smile with a closed mouth by habit. However, two different women I've dated have said it was sexy. It is always hard to embrace things that make one unique when it only makes you feel unattractive. You never know though, someone could think that they are the sexiest ears ever and then LOVE WILL BLOOM
Most major cities, and even smaller ones like mine have low-income/income based pricing places for mental health. Hell, the last two semi-small cities I've lived in have had them. I was paying 15 dollars to see the medicine prescriber dude and $25 per therapy session. I don't think therapy is helpful to me, though...so I tend to avoid that nowadays. The only cost problems arise with medications. A lot of major pharmacies have low-cost generic programs though, lists being available online on various places. I'm paying $14 a month for the prescription I started a couple months ago. But it's only barely helping...pretty much just takes the edge off is about it. I don't have high hopes for ever NOT being depressed. I have been to various degrees since middle school and I think it's just a part of who I am now. I've pretty much self-diagnosed myself with Dysthymia. After all these years my brain has been programmed to function in depressed mode and I just don't have the will or energy to attempt the long process of trying to reprogram it.
Anyway, you might research into some low-cost options that are out there. They have helped me slightly through-out various times in the last 15 years.
Here is me last night seconds after vomiting a little bit.
Spoiled as I go into awesome details about the ordeal. [spoiler]I got into bed to read before sleep and suddenly got a horrible heartburn pain in my chest. I tried to walk it off, but it kept getting worse and worse. Slowly I got the feeling that my body was not happy. I start to feel my chest get warm, my throat, my mouth...OH SHIT I AM GOING TO THROW UP. I hate vomiting. I am proud of going years at a time without doing it. Anyway, I grab my camera in case something cool happens and head to the bathroom. I'm kneeling there for a good 10-15 minutes feeling it get closer and closer and not forcing it because I'm just dreading it finally happening. Then it just starts as horrible coughing/heaving nonsense that went off and on for like 20 minutes. I at some point grab my mp3 player and a book because it feels like this is going to last for awhile. I also grab my space heater because I'm shivering just sitting on the floor in the bathroom. However, my whole head is hot and sweating a little bit. During a break in the festivities I call my supervisor's cell to explain that I'm 99% sure I'm going to be unable to work at 5am the next day. She says she'll cover my shift and to call her in the morning so she knows I'm okay. After like 45 minutes of kneeling/sitting on the stupid bathroom floor I finally actually vomit up a little bit of legit stuff. In total I was there for just over an hour until it reached a point where it felt finished. I was able to get to sleep an hour or so later but woke up feeling like I'd been in a fight. Sore back, throat, mouth. Just kind of feels like I got punched in the face. [/spoiler] Anyway, I think what happened is that one of the pills I take at night got stuck somewhere between my mouth and stomach. That's probably what the horrible heartburn pain in my chest was. Then my body decided that if it wasn't going down it had to come back up and went to vomit prep. So, it was nice to get a day off from work (though I'll have to turn in a vacation day so I get my 40 hours for the week) but I'd much rather go to work for 8 hours than go through what I did last night.
goya gal:Today I finished Lord of the Rings: FotR (I am sure there's a book thread... but maybe I am imagining things again). You know how with Peter Jackson's movies the fellowship kill like a bajillion orcs and uruk-hai? For fun I decided to keep a kill count with the book for comparison (which I lost but can probably remember...)
1 fell beast
5 or so spirit wargs
15 orcs (give or take a couple)
and then Boromir kills over 20 by himself (some uruk-hai) while being shot with arrows. What a BAMF. I wish Peter Jackson had toned down the violence so when Boromir goes out it feels much more epic. Kind of hard with the movies when Legolas is hopping oliphaunts and riding shields. o_O
No, but seriously it's odd you mention that because I JUST watched the first movie on BluRay because I found the trilogy on the cheap at Best Buy just before Christmas. I've only ever read The Hobbit (it was a favorite as a kid) and tried Fellowship when I was probably 12 or 13 and just couldn't get into it at the time (I was more into the Extended Universe Star Wars stuff back then) but do have plans to eventually read Lord of the Rings. I'm a compulsive used book buyer though and have a backlog of probably a good 100 books. Plus I check out from the Library every couple weeks so that doesn't help my backlog out.
Also, was Tolkien racist against horses or something? 9? Damn dude. You know, actually...come to think of it a friend of mine and I might have actually made a joke that Tolkien WAS racist against horses when Lord of the Rings Online first came out and we tried it for a couple months. Now that my memory is being jogged I think someone mentioned the horse killings in chat and we ran with that idea for awhile.
Today I had my memory jogged and did some laundry.
Just a random thought that many might not find important - what about some sort of notification when someone rates one of your pages? Not informing the author who did the rating or anything, but just saying "You've received a "4" on Dysthymia Page 16". It doesn't even have to come in the "Your Updates thing" it could be a little chart under the statistics tab that shows like a week's worth of ratings and on what pages.
Also maybe a tally of some stats that goes beyond that standard 30 days graph. "Most Vistors in one Day: 5001, 11-11-2011" or "Average vistors per week/per month/per year"
I dunno, I'm just big on stats.
EDITED to remove "or something" at the end of like half my sentences because I'm not 8 years old anymore.
EDITED AGAIN - What about notifications when you've gotten a "like" on a forum post? I know I've liked old posts and then thought..."This person isn't going to know I've liked this unless they for some reason read a month old post"
Now, this would mean a lot of extra work for you but I think it would be cool to have questions specific to the person and/or comic. You'd have to check out each person's comic if you weren't familiar with it and that would be rather time consuming. Or the more vocal/popular people on the forums where you could ask questions based on what you know from reading posts by them.
Fools, when did you start coloring your hair? How many different colors have you tried? Is there a color you'd never try? Do dumb strangers make comments about it when they see you?
Centcomm, when did you come up with the world you created for your main comic? Do you have a sort of "bible" written with timelines, important people, major events, etc? Why are androids with pink hair so hot?
Kyo:if people are being rude you should use the report button so i can infract them
(REPORT PEOPLE PLEASE I MUST INFRACT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FOR MY LIFE IS WITHOUT MEANING IF I'M NOT BUSY INFRACTING CONSTANTLY)