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    @razrangel: No spoilers from me, I promise! But if the Brotherhood anime is as close to manga as they claimed it will be... you're in for one hell of a ride :D

    I really hope I can achieve this level of storytelling skills at some point.

    edit: I've been going through a lot of creative stress and anguish. 2011 started awesome (50 pages of comics completed!), then worsening tablet issues pulled the rug from under my feet and now it's the 5th month that I didn't complete any actual art (other than some sketches).

    Been trying various things, still nothing. I know I'll beat it someday, I just hope this day happens sooner than later cause I'm wasting time I could spend being creative.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    @ brit hey, i've been away from here for long time..it would be pretty "cheeky" as us brits say for me to say i know how you feel.Unless under the influence hospitals aint much fun.I was tortured,for want of a better word, a few weeks back by this islands fooked medical system.god damn inept dr digging at my feet with a massive spike trying to find veins which i told him had collapsed like the Berlin Wall.I went into full WTF panic attack mode.."fook,doc,stop that shit".I told him i would need a bottle of Jack Daniels and a fistful of Valium for him to keep doing his calling..which would have really pissed me off as i am a recovering addict.So i just had to walk..limp..crawl out off the house of pain! Most of this year i have felt like i am to damaged,to old,to special to be part of humanity..may as well keep going on like some sorta unemployed Desolation Jones!Sometimes i still feel like this but now i realise its all just the cunning part of my head trying to fook me over. it may sound corny but feelings are just feelings and they will pass even though at the time it seems like they have taken up permanent residence in the skull. Shit,ive got my tuesday off to yet another happy start! Got this hideous taste of metal in me mouth..Sitting on my bed taking ages to tap this in listening to LCD Soundsystem..Sound of Silver.To do list..go to a dank,smelly church basement in Ladbrooke Gv,West London in an hour and sit in a room of fellow addicts and give it "My name is Hulk.Hulk smash puny narcotics anonymous meeting!!". Damn,that would be good! Thank you,Whitechapel..sorry about bad spelling cos im dyslexic!
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    @Brit - Pain is an evil sonofabitch head twister and likes to go drinking with his besty depression. Sounds like the two of them are partying hard with you at the moment. The nasty bit about all of it is that being depressed makes you feel pain more acutely and being in massive amounts of pain makes you depressed. You need to find a way to break the cycle or it's just going to get worse. The numb hand is probably the most troubling to my, non-trained but experienced way too much with this shit, eye. That could well be damaged nerves. If you have shooting pain as well, see a doctor. I really don't care how you pull it off. If you've got a disc pressing or something, letting it go could make it worse. Trust me, you do not want any nerve damage to become permanent. I also second RenThing's please don't do anything to hurt yourself. Pain and depression also lead to poor decision making. I'm pretty sure once you get yourself sorted, you'll be glad to be alive (at least given the alternative).

    As for my week? It was OK I guess. Work is kicking my ass and has been for months. We've got this thing where we need to hire more people so that the department's work load isn't beyond that of our ability to keep up. I'm trying to pace myself since I really don't need totally burn out. Gah! I spent the weekend on a mountain in a tent with my daughter at my family reunion. It was a good time. Last night I got a bit of reading/notes done for the WC writer's group we're trying to get going. I also put that down and worked on my own stuff for a bit. All this while enjoying a few well deserved drinks. And now... back to the mill.

    Cheers all.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    @brit Two things, one, I know how you feel, definitely call someone for help. What always kept me going when I have bad days is the affect that it would have on my family and friends and it always brought me back around.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    I ended my 5 year long relationship this weekend. My heart hurts, I'm lonely and currently trying to find a new apartment for next month.
    Guh. As if I haven't been on the internets much before, I'm going into an even deeper isolation.
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    @Brit: Please don't hurt yourself. Someday you'll be able to manage your depression. Someday I will too. It is work, and that sucks, but I think it's worth it. Are there any resources in the area to help you and the fella get through this? If you can find a way to push each other through it, to get the help you need... ok?

    @glukkake: Ouch. Hugs?
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011 edited
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    I've got some silly comics I'm working on. That's /kinda/ been keeping me occupied. I made a Zines a few weeks ago documenting myfirst convention. Anime expo.and the people I went with and things I bought. Over thelast weektheyve been arriving to the people that had wanted copies and ivewoken up multiple times in the past week to emails with horribly nice thingsto say about it.

    My desertbuddy is leaving. She was supposed to leaven October but now that's changed to December 27. The date keeps getting pushed back. When she leaves I wont see her again. At least, not for years. I've spent the last month so insanely sad and upset over this. I'm trying to veterinary driveupto visit me again before I go back to school. Ideally I couldnconvince her to spend a weekend.

    I'm typinf this up on my newly received nook color. As for the room of the house I'm in, you can guess B)


    Edit: this keyboard is gonna take some getting use to :p
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    @Brit, echo what everyone else says - I really hope you can get the support you need, and do always remember that people do care and you can feel better even if it doesn't feel that way now. Feels like there are many of us here who have had similar experiences with depression, it is hell, but it does pass, and it can be managed. Good luck and my thoughts are with you.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    Thank you guys. Today, I wasn't in as much pain, so I've been able to manage better (sellmeyoursoul is so right).
    But, yeah, thank you. It does help to read the supportive things you guys have to say.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    @Britt, come back often. We like you here, if you hadn't noticed.

    @Glu, oy. I'm super sorry to hear that. If you need commiseration/empowering drink time, lemme know.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    @Britt, Anything I could possibly say has been said already. We love you here. Don't do anything harmful.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2011
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    @brit, sellmeyoursoul put it down so well. I really need you lot at the moment to. This is only site i really love and you guys are helping me get through the night on the de-tox i am finally doing.Thank you all for just being who you are.Shit,we are the good guys!
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    Hey, anyone want an update on pointless bureaucracy? I know you don't, but you're getting one anyway! It turns out that not only is my birth certificate too Russian to prove my identity and my Citizenship certificate too lacking in date of birth, but the TRANSLATION of my birth certificate isn't valid because it's a photocopy. Now, it's an OFFICIAL photocopy, it's been certified and everything, BUT. NO. I have not fucking clue where the original is. I hate everyone.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2011
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    I received free advice at work today: either shave the (grey) beard or color it. I'm thinking of orange.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2011
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    @ MrMonk: What're their objections to a grey beard, exactly?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2011 edited
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    @MrMonk - Option 3: FULL-TIME WIZARD.

    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2011
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    @MrMonk
    color it

    NO.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
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    All this talk about beards is making me pine for the "Question for the facial hair owners" thread of yesteryear. (Well...May.)
    wistful sigh

    Stay strong, MrMonk.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2011
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    Some friends and I are having a beard battle starting September 1 and you are all welcome to join in...
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    Tell me about this beard battle. Rules?

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