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Posted 3/22/13

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:
/quote] Hmm. First thing that came to mind was that I have no clue what that would involve. xD I don't think it ever would have crossed my mind that it would be as simple as reading things like that all day.

As for me, well, I deliver newspapers. It isn't great because a lot of people don't even consider it a real job but it beats not having any income at all.
Funnily enough it doesn't involve keeping up to date with the latest 'Spot the Dog' picturebook! I mostly read into the culture of childhood and adolescent psychology for my work. A fellow student of mine is studying (children's perceptions of) Manga and Anime and I am SO jealous! Ooh, no way! I'd never associate your job with anything a child would do (I think of our pillarbox-red Royal Mail vans :-) Besides, your Geography skills/memory must be phenomenal ;D
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Funnily enough it doesn't involve keeping up to date with the latest 'Spot the Dog' picturebook! I mostly read into the culture of childhood and adolescent psychology for my work. A fellow student of mine is studying (children's perceptions of) Manga and Anime and I am SO jealous! Ooh, no way! I'd never associate your job with anything a child would do (I think of our pillarbox-red Royal Mail vans :-) Besides, your Geography skills/memory must be phenomenal ;D


Ah I see. That's pretty cool. I don't think I would have ever thought of that with the name of it though.

Well people tend to think back of when they delivered newspapers as a kid and automatically assume it hasn't changed very much. They don't realize that routes can be over 100 miles and require a car to do and stuff. My Geography skills are decent at best. Memory is kind of so-so as well. Basically just memorize a long list of numbers that have to be repeated every day anyway and use various markers to help recall odd locations.
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Posted 3/22/13

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Born in central Pennsylvania; moved to a new school in second grade and made "friends" who constantly made fun of my face, which in turn led to my development of social anxiety, which then led to them making fun of my introverted personality as I struggled desperately to fit in. Due to my shyness and the small school that it was, I never tried to make new friends and the idea that I was an inferior human being gradually began to sink in until I was convinced that almost everybody was better than me. I went through puberty thinking that no girl would ever possibly like me, so I never tried masturbating and I didn't bother to learn about all the sexual terms and lifestyle elements that my friends knew about, which added to my feeling of isolation. I never got invited to parties or anything outside of school, I was basically just the kid at school and on the team that was there to make everyone else feel good about themselves. By the time I was a senior in high school I gave up trying to fit in and basically resorted to ignoring people as much as I possibly could, completely convinced that I could never make any friends and have any kind of social life whatsoever. I was ok with this until my second year of college when I had a roommate that constantly brought friends over and had sex with his girlfriend, then for the next one and a half years I wished I was dead as I wanted to have a social life so badly, but was convinced that I was an inferior person and nobody wanted to be my friend.

Then I began reading books, and in doing so I began to see life from a different perspective. I eventually read enough literature to see the truth about life, which led to me overcoming any fear that I held before. Now I live a fulfilling and meaningful life as I wait to see what the future of my college education holds.


I applaud this story, Team loners ftw >:D

were known as the quiet ones who might go batshit crazy but in reality don't (god damn it ppls we ain't going batshit crazy)
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my story (so far)

I hardly rememeber my childhood but I had 2 best friends that I knew since I was 7. I hung out with them a lot but I can't say I was actually close to them. One question I thought plenty of times was "what's a real friend?". On my 12th birthday my two best friends didn't show up because it was raining. Out of every "friend" I invited only one person came. He was my closest friend. He was the bestest friend anyone could have but I was a terrible friend toward him. I bossed, yelled, and hit him. Even though I stopped seeing him for awhile he still wanted to be my friend, which suprised me. I changed schools and middle school was hell. I had no friends and I was picked on by girls and guys. Highschool wasn't so bad but I couldn't fulfill my quest for a good friend for a few years. So basically I was still a loner, but I didn't feel alone since I was already use to it. Then my last year of highschool I met wonderful people who were as weird as I. I listened to my friends when they had problems and stood up for them when they got hurt and in return they did the same for me. I was surprised there were people like them and I wondered why I was in my bubble for so long. I'm in college now and to be honest its hard to find a friend that isn't short term, but I still love the buddies I have now ^o^/ <3
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Posted 3/22/13
I don't know why, but making this was really amusing. Looking at the entirety of my life lain out like this, it doesn't seem all that interesting.

Posted 3/22/13

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:Ah I see. That's pretty cool. I don't think I would have ever thought of that with the name of it though.

Well people tend to think back of when they delivered newspapers as a kid and automatically assume it hasn't changed very much. They don't realize that routes can be over 100 miles and require a car to do and stuff. My Geography skills are decent at best. Memory is kind of so-so as well. Basically just memorize a long list of numbers that have to be repeated every day anyway and use various markers to help recall odd locations.

I imagine it can be exhausting and fascinating in equal measure! Even though I live in a small county, 80% of our mail is internal, so the postal service is always busy! My course allows for a lot of introspection (the first assignment I wrote was on how the literature I read as a child transformed me into the person I am today- a reading autobiography of sorts!). It sometimes leads to shocking discoveries about books you loved as a child, but failed to notice how didactic/politicised they were until you re-read them as an adult.
Posted 3/22/13
Tomorrow will decide what the next chapter will bring...
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I arrived into this world cold, hungry and naked. And while quietly fathoming the depth of these indignities, I yelped, involuntarily, as the masked sorcerer, dangling me upside down, had begun slapping me about. I quickly realized I was outside my comfortable element and would need more than just my wits to survive on this alien planet in the manner to which I had become accustomed. I would need two things. First, a superpower to manage the lethal urge I suddenly felt toward this slaphappy, sadistic bastard (and all those that would follow). It wouldn’t do, to become the first baby in history to leave the maternity ward in handcuffs to a life in prison. Second, I would need a three pronged, covert, strategy for world domination, involving demons, elementals and Charlie Sheen, to forge my own destiny and dole out retribution or reward, as I saw fit.

I'm simply glad that I've managed to navigate through the un-pleasantness within life so far, thanks to discipline, my superpower.
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I'm simply glad that I've managed to navigate through the un-pleasantness within life so far, thanks to discipline, my superpower.


what happened to this?:



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I can control the Ethereal Elements and will obliterate all in my path.


looks like your hope for claiming credit for world domination has been relinquished.... *evil laughter

in response to the original post I can't be anywhere near so colorful as trinkit, and I am only just beginning, yet I can say it will be a story packed with mind bending philosophy, rude humor, money, mass rebellion, sacrilege, world conquest (though know that I will not rule it myself), women, knowledgable hypocrisy, more money, lies, all leading up to some form of greater enlightenment, and ultimately a violent end which will be branded into the minds of those present.
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yet I can say it will be a story packed with mind bending philosophy, rude humor, money, mass rebellion, sacrilege, world conquest (though know that I will not rule it myself), women, knowledgable hypocrisy, more money, lies, all leading up to some form of greater enlightenment, and ultimately a violent end which will be branded into the minds of those present.


People are easily lulled into a false sense of security, it's all proceeding according to plan, and if you really want to market this, I'd change that bit to 'gratuitous sex'
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if i were writing a novel with me as the main character there would definitely be a moment in the book that makes the readers feelings feel like someone is squeezing them. they would be angry only that's not the right word. hurt, torn, and upset about it. something that makes their teeth clench and they want to put the book down, but they keep reading anyway to see if the issue has something good happen so to counteract this soul ripped feeling they have.

lol yeah one of those moments would have to be in there.
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Posted 3/22/13
Mine would be SO boring. =w= Like seriously, who wants to read that. XD I'd gloss over the things I don't want to remember, forget like a million details, and narrate the stuff I do remember in a very dry way. .n.

(I should know, I've read my diary...)
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I want everyone here to try as hard as possible NOT to do the following (right now and for the rest of your life):

When someone asks you about yourself, don't say "Well I work at..." or "I do [blah] for a living..."

It brings me down when I'm introduced to people and the second thing out of their mouth is "Yeah I develop software" or "I repair transmissions on vehicles" or just whatever their job is.

Not to get all Fight Club-y, but you are not your job.

Sorry, I guess I got waaaay off topic from the initial post. It's just the idea of one's story reminded me of how many people I know whose story is just the 9-5 job they struggle with every day. Less often do I hear people talk about their hobbies related to music, anime, art, cooking, whatever.

Then again, I get just as depressed when their entire life story consists of all the things their kid does.


Well because sometimes thats all what they've been doing, hard to get around without a degree nowadays. Sometimes me as a female I find it hard to chose between my life, freaking bills and responsibilities, fun and I honestly wonder if im ever gonna even have kids ---(my mom's dream lol).

But yeah I see where you are coming from and I agree. and lol no you didnt get off topic at all. Some people make that their story.
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Posted 3/22/13
I am alive. The end.
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My story starts off awesome---I move states and countries every year and half. Then at 14 it started sucking, now its starting to rock again. I don't like it so far now, but your post made me think----
IMMA CHANGE IT NOW
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