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Does anyone else have the issue of wanting to be more active socially but then you just can't do it? Because seriously, I can't even interact with people online without getting panicky. It took me five months to even make an account on here without being terrified!

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26 minutes ago, Dionysian_Doubt said:

Does anyone else have the issue of wanting to be more active socially but then you just can't do it? Because seriously, I can't even interact with people online without getting panicky. It took me five months to even make an account on here without being terrified!

To paraphrase Frankie D. Roosevelt:  "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."   Take that fear as if it were a physical object, grasp it firmly and SHAKE IT.  Slap it silly, for silly it is.  It advances you in no way but, rather, holds you back.  

None of us here bite (with the possible exception of one or two I won't mention.)  :D 

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1 hour ago, Tears of Lys said:

To paraphrase Frankie D. Roosevelt:  "There is nothing to fear but fear itself."   Take that fear as if it were a physical object, grasp it firmly and SHAKE IT.  Slap it silly, for silly it is.  It advances you in no way but, rather, holds you back.  

None of us here bite (with the possible exception of one or two I won't mention.)  :D 

Ah thank you! I'm just super nervous about joining new groups but I'm just sorta pushing on because ASoIaF is one of the most important pieces of media in my life so finding a community that shares a similar interest is really big to me.

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I am terrified of saying the wrong thing (or being misinterpreted) in any interaction, online or in real life!  But I feel safe here so hopefully you will too!  I'm actually proud this week that I had a real life confrontation over someone dropping litter without losing my shit.  The problem is my particular brand of self doubting logic doesn't sit comfortably in our Jeremy Kyle / Jerry Springer style society.  Welcome!!

 

 

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Small thing - ever tried brushing your teeth with your non dominant hand?  It's difficult.

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I just wanted you to know that not all skinheads are racists and nazis. Indeed, there were a lot of black skinheads in Britain during the 60's and the decades thereafter saw the formation of SHARP, an organization for Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. Early skinhead culture was associated with reggae and soul, and was later wedded to the punk and hardcore movements (and their close musical relatives). These facts are fairly well known in Britain and parts of Scandinavia, especially in various counterculture contexts, but in the US and continental Europe, it's not.

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SO's mother is dating a guy in his 50's who sounds like a frat boy. So far the dude has offered to kill SO's father seemingly unironically, lived in the house and walked around shirtless for like a week, stashed safes (or something, skype isn't exactly consistent with call quality) in their house, yelled at SO's cat for looking at some food, and broken a glass bottle of the cheap shitty beer he drinks in their garage and left it so that SO then stepped on a huge piece of said glass barefoot and probably should go in to get stitched up.

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13 hours ago, Andrés Garcia said:

I just wanted you to know that not all skinheads are racists and nazis. Indeed, there were a lot of black skinheads in Britain during the 60's and the decades thereafter saw the formation of SHARP, an organization for Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. Early skinhead culture was associated with reggae and soul, and was later wedded to the punk and hardcore movements (and their close musical relatives). These facts are fairly well known in Britain and parts of Scandinavia, especially in various counterculture contexts, but in the US and continental Europe, it's not.

https://cosmarxpolitan.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/black-skins.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f7/f8/a0/f7f8a004140327899305c1997528ff75.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hhsdlWTfPg0/S77SexwmstI/AAAAAAAAAWQ/CR7dXGSvMa4/s1600/ATgAAAB6j3SlDUvvyGNbtZRJu1PvnmaM5EmdPmkl9XoTp47ctzD62hgCw4XlsdTdwI4Vm-nnIOU5QVs-4Wqr2jiHdKPSAJtU9VA2OnouydP6hGScHQ_3XrTFq37ibA.jpg

Up the punks! Oi oi oi!

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On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:30 AM, Neddy's Girl said:

Small thing - ever tried brushing your teeth with your non dominant hand?  It's difficult.

Also feels like someone  else if you close your eyes.

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On 26. 6. 2016 at 10:30 AM, Neddy's Girl said:

Small thing - ever tried brushing your teeth with your non dominant hand?  It's difficult.

I have tried, it is not working. I do not even feel like I am brushing my teeth doing it.

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12 minutes ago, Gryka zwyczajna said:

I have tried, it is not working. I do not even feel like I am brushing my teeth doing it.

Trying this today - will report back when I've poked my eye out with my brush. 

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On 6/26/2016 at 6:27 AM, Dionysian_Doubt said:

Does anyone else have the issue of wanting to be more active socially but then you just can't do it? Because seriously, I can't even interact with people online without getting panicky. It took me five months to even make an account on here without being terrified!

This is me all over. Whenever I get invited to something (absolutely anything - parties, drinks after work, lunch with a co-worker) I always have best of intentions of going then at the last minute I freak out and try to find an excuse not to. Definitely something I need to work on as it is holding me back professionally - I quite like not having a huge social life so outside of building those work relationships its not really an issue, but I do worry it will effect my kids as they grow up

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14 hours ago, dbjm said:

This is me all over. Whenever I get invited to something (absolutely anything - parties, drinks after work, lunch with a co-worker) I always have best of intentions of going then at the last minute I freak out and try to find an excuse not to. Definitely something I need to work on as it is holding me back professionally - I quite like not having a huge social life so outside of building those work relationships its not really an issue, but I do worry it will effect my kids as they grow up

My problem is, I'm a hugely social person, I love love love being around people and going to parties but I'm terrified that everyone else will hate me and it sucks balls. 

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Can I grow up to be a cheese pirate?

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Hornets are invading from somewhere.  They are either under the house or the attic.  Their goal is a hostile takeover of my bedroom.  THEY ARE HORRIBLE AND HUMONGOUS!  I am out of 40' wasp killer.  I will never sleep again.

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I am currently cat sitting my sister in laws kitten. turtle is being a less than gracious hostess. this is gonna be an interesting week

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I am generally uninterested in conversing with people I meet, but when I do meet someone I want to talk to, I get overly excited, interrupting and acting like an idiot so they think I'm a dork and won't want to interact. I'm feeling rather remorseful tonight. Oh well... Good thing I have lots of kids to keep me distracted haha...

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20 hours ago, Datepalm said:

Can I grow up to be a cheese pirate?

I like a good aged cheese pirate.

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