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Re: VENT HERE!!!

Post by artymon I\/ » Sun 25th Nov 2018

Why, just....why?

[train of thought too fast to follow]

I suppose if it wasn't one thing, it'd be another.

Ultimately, it accumulates to the same conclusion,

"We've gotta get outta this place"

(Not this place, to be clear.)

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I dunno if this is the place for this next part, but hey, this is a venting thread and in general I thought we're something of a makeshift support group, so you'll forgive me...

Started re-reading the first AF book, not intentionally, I didn't just decide to, I mean, I did, but it was more of an I'm at the bookstore and need to kill twenty minutes, lemme find something to read, heeey, Artemis!"

It took me back a bit, that tongue in cheek tone, the smart dialogue. That's writer goals there. I'm not sure if I can describe it, but it's like you and Eoin are in on the secret....like you're watching a movie with a friend and commenting on different parts (tasteful commenting, no unnecessary blathering). It's not just scene, setting, character, you're getting a tone with the story, you're getting a little more. Now, yes, there are those who say every piece of literature, even a grocery list, has a voice.
(For example, a list consisting of meats suggests a carnivore, one of vegetables a vegetarian, one of candy means your list has been hijacked by your child and you'd better run for it.)
But sometimes the voice isn't as obvious as that. Nor sometimes is it as pleasant. Course then that raises the question, if you're not enjoying the voice/story, why read it?

Anyway....I'm out
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Re: VENT HERE!!!

Post by Amber Root » Fri 30th Nov 2018

Why is there always something going on??
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Re: VENT HERE!!!

Post by artymon I\/ » Thu 20th Dec 2018

A vent of pettiness born of a lack of activity to keep me otherwise engaged.

Roxy: You mean to avoid keeping up on the stories?

Well....

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Back in the day, it seems there was the big peer pressure on drinking. "C'mon on, man, have a drink." "Uh...nah, that's okay." "HAVE A DRINK AND TAKE A TOKE, BRO." etc.

Now, it feels like we've done a one eighty of sorts. I've been noticing a number of people that, when casually mentioned about having a drink (male and female), they adamantly profess that "They don't drink."

Now, to be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Totally cool. Captain Hook himself has said drunkenness leads to bad form. (There's another other logic of thought on drinking too*)

It's the tone more than anything. They say they don't drink like they look down on you for even thinking it. Most days, I don't consider myself much of a big drinker, trust me, drunk /\rty is not a fun /\rty...or maybe he is. He's fun until he starts vomiting.

But that's no reason to instantly judge. If I say to someone, "Hey, wanna grab a drink later?" that doesn't necessarily mean, "LET ME FORCE PURE ALCOHOL DOWN YOUR THROAT, PURITAN."

We don't even have to drink at all ;)

Roxy: *snickers and covers face* Oh cherie...coy flirtation is not your strongest suit.

And what, pray tell, is my strongest suit?

Roxy: *a sly cat's grin slinks across and a sultry shadow arches her eyes* I could tell you...or show you.

Fill-In: *eating popcorn with Joey and Quacksalot* Now THAT'S how you do it.

Ahem...but back on point, a drink is more an invitation for a social element. Or at least, that's how I've always viewed it. Whether it's coffee or alcohol being offered. I don't drink coffee, but it's not like I judge all those worshippers of the bean. (Well...maybe just a tad.)

Any thoughts?


*Irish proverb: When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So let us all get drunk and go to heaven.
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Re: VENT HERE!!!

Post by Josephine Fowl » Thu 20th Dec 2018

i'm stressed about my exams, i'm on my period, and i think i'm just generally getting sick, it's just not ideal for this time of year, oh well

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what's up it's several weeks later and i still feel like garbage, especially about this stupid history exam that i thought i was properly prepared for, but now that's it's here i can barely even string a sentence together and much less hit the expected 5 pages - i hope my teacher won't be too disappointed in me
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Re: VENT HERE!!!

Post by artymon I\/ » Mon 7th Jan 2019

Well let's see what lovely fruits today brings...

This just...isn't what I want.
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