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Have you ever supressed your addiction or obsession?
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Alealea wrote:

1rst addiction ? my twin , then I had to give up , so it was books & food. Nowadays, it's anime, food & alcohol. I never suppress an addiction, I just replace it


...you have a twin????


yes, but we're the perfect opposite : he's a boy, he likes sport, sciences and doesn't watch anime or read anything except sport magazine

So Crazy!! I have one too! She different from me...she is a girl...haha and she is in Paris with her boyfriend!!



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Alealea wrote:

1rst addiction ? my twin , then I had to give up , so it was books & food. Nowadays, it's anime, food & alcohol. I never suppress an addiction, I just replace it


isn't that what ppl with nicotine addictions do?


maybe, I dunno, I never tried smoking

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I'm just wondering how it feels like...

I'm addicted to animes, like so much...that even one day that i don't watch one, it feels like I never had my day. I actually need (need not want) to watch animes every single day just to say that my day is perfect and complete....

That's actually a sign of addiction...You crave for something, that if you don't have it, it feels like the end...

Now, my DBSK topic...I'm really obsess to DBSK...that when I wake up until I sleep all I hear is DBSK...all i do in my laptop is to search for DBSK, sub DBSK vids, buy new DBSK stuffs, and just all DBSK...now, i sound like a lunatic...anyways....

but I have this one little dare, that I won't care about DBSK for a week, that I won't listen to them, I won't do anything DBSK related(Not even my dear Jae)....Meaning I have to take out all their songs in my Ipod and videos...take off their pics in my locker, binder, graphing calculator, my Jae pic on my phone, just everything that includes not coming to this fan group....or any othe groups that I'm going to for DBSK....

I had experienced not watching anime for one day, and it actually feels like...so....i don't know how to explain it...That was when i was so busy at school, National Honor Society, Creative Writing Club, BETA Club, Cheerleading and other stuffs....

But ever since, I like DBSK, I never once thought of not listening to the music....just to listen to them makes me really think that I'm 100% perfect...That, I can say that I totally have my day...even though i get a A- on a quiz or test just listening to DBSK makes me feel all better...

So, my question is, have you ever tried to supress your addiction or obsession? any kind...not just DBSK...maybe books, animes, dramas, a guy or a girl, school, music, fastfoods idk....anything, just not drugs...got that?...^^

I think I can do it though, I just need to occupy myself wwith something else...but I still want to know how it feels like....My dare will start on Sunday...February 10, 2008...so yeah....

some guys might find this stupid, but you don't need to reply if you do...



Is it ok if i ask improvements in your dare cause i want to know the results? hhehe


ahaha...I'm going to anyway...I wish...the results will be good...ahehe...I hope^^
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Ooh, this reminds me of what we did once! My friends and I are to tally addicted to asian dramas, anime, manga etc. So we all had to give up every single thing for a whole month, which meant no asian TV, no dramas, no listening to asian music at ALL (even when someone was singing it, basically no karaoke X_X) and no manga, anime, or anything remotely asian (except for ourselves...and talking, of course). Some of my friends ended up doing the rest of the year (September - December). It wasn't actually that hard, if you have the self motivation :D.

And I have to agree. Harry Potter is not "Literature", JK Rowling just got lucky. IMHO LOTR isn't the "BEST" out there, but it is considered "Literature" =3. Just my two cents


Hmmm....I think people here need to check their dictionary or probably their English teacher? I'ts probably all right if you're in English I, still acceptable if you're in English II, but it isn't acceptable for a student who is in English III or IV (CP, Honors, or AP) not to know what Literature is. Literature is any body of writings of language; with subject, period, punctuations; and is printed. That includes, advertisements, catalogues, and etcetera.Thank You...

If you're saying that Harry Potter is not a form of Literature, you may be blind. If you don't call a 200 pages of writing as Literature, you don't know how to read. Don't tell me you're illiterate? Then, considering that's how it is, I may accept that you're as shallow as a river, for, you can read and write in English...

If you're just simply thinking that Harry Potter is plain idiocracy and Lord of the Rings has sense, then, that's your own opinion. Your privelege, your perspectives. However, if you will reply to me and argue that it isn't Literature, you may want to ask someone who's more knowledgeable than I am. It is okay for you to say that J.K. Rowling just got lucky, but, you want it or not, many recognize her talent in writing, that is probably greater than yours.

I am not depending anyone's side, I am just pointing out people's mistake. And no, I don't think I'm that smart, but, right at this point of this forum. I sure do know, I'm more knowledgeable than you are^^
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Ooh, this reminds me of what we did once! My friends and I are to tally addicted to asian dramas, anime, manga etc. So we all had to give up every single thing for a whole month, which meant no asian TV, no dramas, no listening to asian music at ALL (even when someone was singing it, basically no karaoke X_X) and no manga, anime, or anything remotely asian (except for ourselves...and talking, of course). Some of my friends ended up doing the rest of the year (September - December). It wasn't actually that hard, if you have the self motivation :D.

And I have to agree. Harry Potter is not "Literature", JK Rowling just got lucky. IMHO LOTR isn't the "BEST" out there, but it is considered "Literature" =3. Just my two cents


Hmmm....I think people here need to check their dictionary or probably their English teacher? I'ts probably all right if you're in English I, still acceptable if you're in English II, but it isn't acceptable for a student who is in English III or IV (CP, Honors, or AP) not to know what Literature is. Literature is any body of writings of language; with subject, period, punctuations; and is printed. That includes, advertisements, catalogues, and etcetera.Thank You...

If you're saying that Harry Potter is not a form of Literature, you may be blind. If you don't call a 200 pages of writing as Literature, you don't know how to read. Don't tell me you're illiterate? Then, considering that's how it is, I may accept that you're as shallow as a river, for, you can read and write in English...

If you're just simply thinking that Harry Potter is plain idiocracy and Lord of the Rings has sense, then, that's your own opinion. Your privelege, your perspectives. However, if you will reply to me and argue that it isn't Literature, you may want to ask someone who's more knowledgeable than I am. It is okay for you to say that J.K. Rowling just got lucky, but, you want it or not, many recognize her talent in writing, that is probably greater than yours.

I am not depending anyone's side, I am just pointing out people's mistake. And no, I don't think I'm that smart, but, right at this point of this forum. I sure do know, I'm more knowledgeable than you are^^


Lol, I'm not English, I'm Chinese ^^. Probably explains it then :D. In our school, literature is defined as something more permanent than a fad. Books like Harry Potter and Twilight are called 'fads' while books like Diary of Anne Frank and LOTR lean more towards 'literature'. I'm not talking about precise definitions here because we use the term literature very loosely :D. How many people turn to examine every detail in a dictionary before using the word? I don't call Harry Potter literature, I call it a book that you read for leisure. Have you ever heard of people studying Harry Potter in school? No, they study Shakespeare (which our English teacher calls REAL literature).

I liked both books, but I have to say that LOTR has more of a root and is more of a historically famous novel while HP is more of a commercially famous book. In the end, its all really opinion. I said that it was in my opinion, so meh :D. Yes, JK Rowling probably has more writing skills than me but trust me, I've read a LOT of extremely underrated books which don't get nearly as much recognition as Harry Potter, but the authors have twice or three times the skill. I am still sticking with the fact that JK Rowling did get very lucky. It's like the music industry - there are extremely talented musicians out there who don't earn 2 cents, and then you have the lip syncing actress turned singer who earns millions. It's not always fair :D.

After all, it's only your opinion that HP is literature, isn't it? I'm sure there are many people (including our school's writing club teacher) who think that HP is slightly tacky and overrated ^^.

And FYI I just turned 14 and happen to still be at the stage where English is mandatory and a bludge. I don't take English extension or whatever mumbo-jumbo you were talking about and I don't plan to :D. I also don't happen to care if I'm 'dumber' than you are because all of this is just my honest opinion.

Oh, and you spelled 'privilege' wrong ^^.
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how can u supressed ur addiction to girls? 0.o
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yes i quit playing an online game that i play for years
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suppression is for quitters
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ehhhhhhhhhh NO............... I'm kinda confused right.... its wrong but......... its hard to..... stop
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i stop sucking my thumb at the age of 12-.- ......the worst one is to stop my addiction to smoking at the age of 16....
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My addiction to PS2 grew a lot more when it came. I got soooo addicted, I've wasted more than my 1 whole year's worth of allowance to just buy some games! >_<

Lately, I've stopped. I noticed that I lack the time for now >_<
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I don't drink as often as I did.
And I try not to smoke [1-2 cigs a day].

Other than that, I keep it in control [well maybe not my myspace/facebook usage haha].
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i did that once ,and it not make me feel like 100% perfect ..it feel "shit "....i think ?
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StargazerBlue wrote:


LJKanimes wrote:


StargazerBlue wrote:

Ooh, this reminds me of what we did once! My friends and I are to tally addicted to asian dramas, anime, manga etc. So we all had to give up every single thing for a whole month, which meant no asian TV, no dramas, no listening to asian music at ALL (even when someone was singing it, basically no karaoke X_X) and no manga, anime, or anything remotely asian (except for ourselves...and talking, of course). Some of my friends ended up doing the rest of the year (September - December). It wasn't actually that hard, if you have the self motivation :D.

And I have to agree. Harry Potter is not "Literature", JK Rowling just got lucky. IMHO LOTR isn't the "BEST" out there, but it is considered "Literature" =3. Just my two cents


Hmmm....I think people here need to check their dictionary or probably their English teacher? I'ts probably all right if you're in English I, still acceptable if you're in English II, but it isn't acceptable for a student who is in English III or IV (CP, Honors, or AP) not to know what Literature is. Literature is any body of writings of language; with subject, period, punctuations; and is printed. That includes, advertisements, catalogues, and etcetera.Thank You...

If you're saying that Harry Potter is not a form of Literature, you may be blind. If you don't call a 200 pages of writing as Literature, you don't know how to read. Don't tell me you're illiterate? Then, considering that's how it is, I may accept that you're as shallow as a river, for, you can read and write in English...

If you're just simply thinking that Harry Potter is plain idiocracy and Lord of the Rings has sense, then, that's your own opinion. Your privelege, your perspectives. However, if you will reply to me and argue that it isn't Literature, you may want to ask someone who's more knowledgeable than I am. It is okay for you to say that J.K. Rowling just got lucky, but, you want it or not, many recognize her talent in writing, that is probably greater than yours.

I am not depending anyone's side, I am just pointing out people's mistake. And no, I don't think I'm that smart, but, right at this point of this forum. I sure do know, I'm more knowledgeable than you are^^


Lol, I'm not English, I'm Chinese ^^. Probably explains it then :D. In our school, literature is defined as something more permanent than a fad. Books like Harry Potter and Twilight are called 'fads' while books like Diary of Anne Frank and LOTR lean more towards 'literature'. I'm not talking about precise definitions here because we use the term literature very loosely :D. How many people turn to examine every detail in a dictionary before using the word? I don't call Harry Potter literature, I call it a book that you read for leisure. Have you ever heard of people studying Harry Potter in school? No, they study Shakespeare (which our English teacher calls REAL literature).

I liked both books, but I have to say that LOTR has more of a root and is more of a historically famous novel while HP is more of a commercially famous book. In the end, its all really opinion. I said that it was in my opinion, so meh :D. Yes, JK Rowling probably has more writing skills than me but trust me, I've read a LOT of extremely underrated books which don't get nearly as much recognition as Harry Potter, but the authors have twice or three times the skill. I am still sticking with the fact that JK Rowling did get very lucky. It's like the music industry - there are extremely talented musicians out there who don't earn 2 cents, and then you have the lip syncing actress turned singer who earns millions. It's not always fair :D.

After all, it's only your opinion that HP is literature, isn't it? I'm sure there are many people (including our school's writing club teacher) who think that HP is slightly tacky and overrated ^^.

And FYI I just turned 14 and happen to still be at the stage where English is mandatory and a bludge. I don't take English extension or whatever mumbo-jumbo you were talking about and I don't plan to :D. I also don't happen to care if I'm 'dumber' than you are because all of this is just my honest opinion.

Oh, and you spelled 'privilege' wrong ^^.


Haha...Asians are so proud that they can speak English(I'm Asian, I mean Asians who are not born in ENglish speaking countries)...and now you're telling me you're not English?!...Then, I'll explain Asian English and American English have a slight difference, that same goes for British and Amerucan English...But one thing, They are Western English...You think you learn it but you actually don't...Then, if those people that you are talking about who don't turn to dictionary and just use the word, I shall say they're ignorace are worst than others...Like the word 'ghetto' or would you even know and use the word 'elicit' or 'callow' id you don't know what they mean...Don't you know that students can be far more intelligent than its own teacher? A fad is a fantasy, yes, Harry Potter is a fad, but you can't deny it is a form of Literature...

The world Literature, like what I said before, is any body of writing of language....but the word "literature" has different meanings depending on who is using it and in what context...so true, maybe you have your own different world of the meaning of the word "literature"

How about I put it like this....In Western Culture, the common literary types are poetry and prose, fiction, and non-fiction...A novel is a Literature, isn't Harry Potter a novel? Therefore, it is Literature...Youu think we use the word Literature loosely, but maybe if you are studying English here in Honors and AP classes, maybe you'll understand more...

I probably have read a lot of books than yours that is far better than J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter (I wouldn't have my mini library if I don't)....If you actually read a lot of those books, like what you said...There's something in Harry Potter that I don't think you do understand...Maybe Harry Potter is a bit overrated, I do believe in that...But, I've never seen a book before that is far more explained, with the enough amount of knowledge, and you can actually understand it easily...The thing about those underrated writers that you are talking about is that, they are deeper, they have far better knowledge than maybe J.K. Rowling herself...but for a simple minded readers, they can't understand it, kids and teens, and maybe adults find Harry Potter entertaining to read...You wouldn't actually want to read a complicated book rather than choosing a very exciting book, would you? Have you ever read Wuthering Heights? I'm sure you have, since you are saying yuo have read a lot of books, I don't think you could miss that book since you're a reader yourself....Not all people like Wuthering Heights, why? because it's hard to understand for some people...But if you actually understand it, for me it is better than Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet

And you can't say that Harry Potter is not historically related...It is either you didn't understand the book or you don't know your history....

Shakespeare's work, on the other hand, is indeed a Literature...a middle schooler's Literature...I love Shakespeare's plays and comedys, but he's not for a High Schooler...Not for a 14 year old, I shall say....

It isn't just my opinion, you want a debate with your school's writing club and my own writing club...you may not even win....Not when almost all my members are member of the International Writing Association...Our names are recognize...Yours is just a 2nd rate Writing Club...I'll probably be better than your own teacher...I'm bragging now....hmmm....^^

At the age of 14 I learn 4 languge fluently...A language is never a mandatory, especially when you are using it...

Oh...sorry, I miss that....Thank you for correcting though^^
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Im addicted to food...and I have to surpress it alot or otherwise I'd be twice my size
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