Author Topic: In praise of life.  (Read 1364 times)

Glebe

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In praise of life.
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:44:51 PM »
It's generally fairly shit, but there are a number of transcendentally beautiful things about it that make it worth a shot.

BlodwynPig

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 07:45:36 PM »
Thora and Nerys watching a steam engine putter past in the 90s

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
now we're talking

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:49:29 PM »
Oh, Fuck * Off *

BlodwynPig

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 07:55:15 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 07:59:46 PM »
Take your 'transcendentally beautiful things' and shove them up your priest-hole, you misbegotten bastard mick.

Buelligan

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 08:04:10 PM »
I love you Glebe.  I'm glad you're here.  How are your macaques?

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 08:04:33 PM »
I was having a terrible time of it March through to May and the possibility of suicide flashed through my mind a good few times, but seven months on I'm now weed free, have a job I actually enjoy, and have lost a sod load of weight and so feel a fair bit healthier. On the downside I now live in Walthamstow but I guess you can't have it all, and the main thing is how much happier I am in general, life can change for the better even when it feels like it never will.

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 08:07:25 PM »
You might appreciate life's blessings now, but what if you see a draclea tomorrow?

Buelligan

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 08:11:13 PM »
I would certainly appreciate everything even bloody more.  How many people get to see one of them?

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 08:20:09 PM »
I would certainly appreciate everything even bloody more.  How many people get to see one of them?

Exactly. And I'd try and persuade him to make me in to a Draclea too, if only so I could then spend the rest of my life as fog inside the toilet of 10 Downing Street. Just imagine how many famous politicians I'd see poo-ing, and if I didn't like one of them I could use my special hypnotic powers to make them in shit in the street.

Fuck, now I really want to be become a Draclea and it's never going to happen. Oh well, off to the suicide thread for me.

Flouncer

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 08:26:18 PM »
I was having a terrible time of it March through to May and the possibility of suicide flashed through my mind a good few times, but seven months on I'm now weed free, have a job I actually enjoy, and have lost a sod load of weight and so feel a fair bit healthier. On the downside I now live in Walthamstow but I guess you can't have it all, and the main thing is how much happier I am in general, life can change for the better even when it feels like it never will.

Glad to hear you're feeling better SMBH. I'm all rehab'd and will be a month sober tomorrow. Still struggling a fair bit but it's a long road - it's good to know that I'm at least on the right track again after circling the plughole for quite a while.

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 08:29:45 PM »
Thank you, and likewise, it's great to hear you're doing much better.

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 08:37:27 PM »
I'm also glad you're feeling better, SMBH (and Flouncer, seeing as you posted too) - I must have cross-posted with you above.

Glebe

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 04:31:59 AM »
I was having a terrible time of it March through to May and the possibility of suicide flashed through my mind a good few times, but seven months on I'm now weed free, have a job I actually enjoy, and have lost a sod load of weight and so feel a fair bit healthier. On the downside I now live in Walthamstow but I guess you can't have it all, and the main thing is how much happier I am in general, life can change for the better even when it feels like it never will.

Glad to hear you're feeling better SMBH. I wouldn't go near weed or anything like that now meself, I'd probably have a major panic attack.

I love you Glebe.  I'm glad you're here.  How are your macaques?

Aw, thanks Buellers. The macaques are fine, de Edge is foine!

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Life's no picnic but you have to make the best of it. I've been on anti-depressants half my life, suffer from anxiety/nerves/tension/low self-esteem/paranoia and all that, but I'm tryin'.

You might appreciate life's blessings now, but what if you see a draclea tomorrow?

That's a good point, Goosey. Even worse, what if you was attacked by three dracalas, a franksensteen and a worewolf right now?

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2018, 06:31:45 AM »
Saw an old couple (80 plus at least) holding hands in the high street yesterday, sort of thing that makes me think it's not all bad













unless they're not a couple and are actually having an affair

Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2018, 06:35:37 AM »
A cat jumping on your bed in the morning and curling up under the covers.

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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 07:01:23 AM »
Not being funny, but I don't think I'll ever be happy again. Broken heart, broken spirit and all that.You know, no-one can possibly match her , just like no-one can possibly match me ( in terms of being absolutely pathetic, and so on ). I would like to not mind life, but I just think It's going to be a terribly sad, empty, barren affair from here on in.
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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 07:22:49 AM »
You feel like that now, youle feel different later.

You think you will feel exactly the same forever? Nonsense, no one feels like that.

Sadness is maybe effecting your perspective, you will feel different later

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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2018, 07:40:35 AM »
You feel like that now, youle feel different later.

You think you will feel exactly the same forever? Nonsense, no one feels like that.

Sadness is maybe effecting your perspective, you will feel different later

Yes, I know what you mean, and I know what an awful bore I'm being. It's just that It's getting on for five years later down the line now, and also I feel that if / when I do stop feeling like this, that would be a sort of betrayal against this beautiful, funny , intelligent bird who looks a bit like Jodie Comer. At least when that bloke from " The French Lieutenants Woman " felt like this, he'd had a go on Sarah Woodruff first. At least when yer man W. B  Yeats was all soppy for Maud Gonna, he had the solace of being a top poet, a talented individual. At least Charlie from " It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia " also got to have a go on the waitress after about ten years. I know two of those examples concern fictional characters, but still.

BlodwynPig

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2018, 02:13:20 PM »
I've been on anti-depressants half my life, suffer from anxiety/nerves/tension/low self-esteem/paranoia and all that, but I'm tryin'.


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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 01:11:32 AM »
Yes, I know what you mean, and I know what an awful bore I'm being. It's just that It's getting on for five years later down the line now, and also I feel that if / when I do stop feeling like this, that would be a sort of betrayal against this beautiful, funny , intelligent bird who looks a bit like Jodie Comer.

So you're feeling suicidal because you broke up with someone five years ago? This just makes me want to slap you.

FFS. You really wouldn't make fucking jokes about suicide if you've lived through losing people close to you in such a sudden and horrible manner. I lost a family member to suicide because she couldn't get over the rather sudden and tragic death of her six year old daughter WHILST she (the mother) was battling cancer.

Go to the doctors if you're genuinely having issues, go speak to a specialist or a friend or anyone. Just stop this boo-hoo I've been dumped shit. You're in your 50's. Not some confused teenager. Change your fucking life-style or go on a date with someone, or go jogging or change your surroundings or diet or habits or hobbies.

There's no fucking praise to suicide. It just leave a big fucking hole that is painful and sudden. Having to read threads called 'In praise of suicide' makes me really fucking angry to be honest.

Sorry if i sound so heartless, but it's been bothering me for a few days now.

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 01:17:37 AM »
Honestly don't mean to come across as a cunt here. I'm trying to say there's options available to you. Doctors, health professionals, medicine,friends, family and all sorts. Be glad we have these options.

There's zero shame in taking medicine to improve your mood or changing your life-style or cutting back on the booze/drugs etc...


Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2018, 01:19:19 AM »
It's generally fairly shit, but there are a number of transcendentally beautiful things about it that make it worth a shot.

Felt this way after the first Charlotte Sartre film I saw too.

BlodwynPig

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2018, 02:05:22 AM »
Honestly don't mean to come across as a cunt here. I'm trying to say there's options available to you. Doctors, health professionals, medicine,friends, family and all sorts. Be glad we have these options.

There's zero shame in taking medicine to improve your mood or changing your life-style or cutting back on the booze/drugs etc...

well said...

but on a serious note, does your avatar flip once and that's it? Did I imagine that?

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 03:14:29 AM »
Regarding all of this — I have been thinking about suicide a lot lately. maybe it’s the dark winter.  Glebe’s opening post is a crystallisation of why I’m still around. Life is both shite and beautiful

Thanks Glebe ❤️

Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 04:43:23 AM »
I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to Kryten for infuriating him with the ludicrous self-pity that I, a fully grown middle-aged man , am  prone to indulge in. I'm very sorry for upsetting and offending you, Kryten.The " In Praise Of Suicide" thread was actually a jokey one, but suicide may be a topic that some people don't really see any inherent humour in.

I can assure Blodwyn Pig that Kryten's avatar * does* flip,  and sporadically. I've seen it do so a couple of times.

More to the point, has anyone seen machotrouts' avatar blink ?

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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 07:12:53 AM »
Gary

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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2018, 08:28:12 AM »
^ (note oilskin base amended thread title. )

A great bunch of lads, and no mistake.

Buelligan

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Re: In praise of life.
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2018, 11:38:18 AM »
I was at my friend's house the evening before last.  We were talking about politics and her little son came in, very proud and smiling shyly.  He presented her with a letter C which he'd drawn beautifully and cut out very neatly.  She thanked him and he ran off happily, promising another.

Shortly he returned with another, they smiled lovingly at each other and he gave her a letter T.

When he'd gone to make more, I told her that the next two would be an N and a U.  We laughed like evil old cats.

Life is beautiful in unexpected tiny ways.