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« Reply #2730 on: May 02, 2019, 12:38:17 AM »
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2731 on: May 02, 2019, 07:54:50 AM »
@JMack you could be writing a last minute entry to the Erotica contest ;D

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2732 on: May 02, 2019, 09:12:09 PM »
@JMack you could be writing a last minute entry to the Erotica contest ;D

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I’m writing an early entry for Earth!  ;)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2733 on: May 02, 2019, 09:58:25 PM »
Well, I have my grades for this semester: 8.5, 8.5 and 9.5.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2734 on: May 02, 2019, 10:00:00 PM »
Congrats :D
I assume the top one's 10?
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« Reply #2735 on: May 02, 2019, 10:07:35 PM »
Congrats :D
I assume the top one's 10?

Yes.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2736 on: May 03, 2019, 10:02:38 AM »
Congrats on the grades-- I love the cat pics Eli.

I missed my deadline by 20 minutes :(

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2737 on: May 03, 2019, 07:33:43 PM »

I've got 2 skype meetings and weirdly my whole body is covered in hives. I have no idea why. Maybe I ate something I'm allergic to?  I wish I could be like... let me phone in w/o video.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2738 on: May 03, 2019, 09:00:21 PM »
Do you really have to use the video?
I'm always having Skype meetings at work but we never use the camera hehe

I hope you get better soon - I fear it might be due to stress, hives is a usual reaction :-\
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2739 on: May 03, 2019, 09:37:22 PM »
It's gotta be an allergic reaction to something. Maybe my laundry detergent or bodywash or something i ate. Or maybe a bug bite. B/c I could barely breathe when I woke up in the morning.

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« Reply #2740 on: May 04, 2019, 08:27:46 PM »
You're allergic to Eli's cat pictures.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2741 on: May 15, 2019, 08:05:17 AM »
Very strange.
I watched this new Russell T Davies series yesterday called "Years and years", about a family and the world. It starts in 2019 and it soon jumps to 2024 (and I think throughout the 6 episodes it will reach 2034). It picks up today's politics and takes it to a very likely level, which is so scary!

It really upset me.
It took me ages to fall asleep afterwards.

I've noticed in the last months, I need to stay away from politics if I don't want to stress out. But vote, always vote, because I still believe that my little single vote will matter in the end.

I'm still not 100% calm...
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2742 on: May 18, 2019, 06:36:05 PM »
It starts in 2019 and it soon jumps to 2024 (and I think throughout the 6 episodes it will reach 2034). It picks up today's politics and takes it to a very likely level, which is so scary!

I honestly think you can't extrapolate that long in real life politics outside of sci-fi. 4 years before nobody would have even thought Trump or Brexit was even possible. If you take a particular country, then perhaps probabilities improve, but on a global scale, nah.

Yeah I also keep politics to a minimum as it just seems to be 100% negative news. I rarely remember a day when I saw something in news that put me in a good mood for the day. Still keep in touch, but manage to keep myself emotionally detached (as much as possible)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2743 on: May 18, 2019, 07:30:39 PM »
It starts in 2019 and it soon jumps to 2024 (and I think throughout the 6 episodes it will reach 2034). It picks up today's politics and takes it to a very likely level, which is so scary!

I honestly think you can't extrapolate that long in real life politics outside of sci-fi. 4 years before nobody would have even thought Trump or Brexit was even possible. If you take a particular country, then perhaps probabilities improve, but on a global scale, nah.

Yeah I also keep politics to a minimum as it just seems to be 100% negative news. I rarely remember a day when I saw something in news that put me in a good mood for the day. Still keep in touch, but manage to keep myself emotionally detached (as much as possible)

Idk 1984 and Brave New World both seem pretty prescient-- in fact we've pretty much arrived at brave new world in America at least. And I know Animal Farm was a retelling of history, but it had some forward-looking elements and applies far beyond it's original metaphor

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2744 on: May 19, 2019, 11:34:07 PM »
Last December my father turned 60. He lives in Norway, and rather than do anything big at a time he has planned a get-together in Spain this September. He has rented a house in some small town not far from Alicante, where he wants to spend a week with his girlfriend, his Norwegian daughter, his older sister and her husband, his younger sister, and me.

I am absolutely dreading the prospect of going on this trip. My aunt and I were discussing flights earlier, and the available, affordable ones involve flying in the middle of the night, landing at 5 in the morning, and that's before getting out bags and getting to that town. Then there's the return trip, which lands in Iceland late in the evening, after which we would either have to drive for 6-7 hours or stay the night somewhere before making the trip.

And in between is a week of staying in a house with a bunch of other people.

I can't stand long drives, disruption, interrupted sleep nor extended sensory input. I know that if I do book a flight to Spain I will be dreading it all through the summer.
I'm thinking of just replacing all this with a flight to Norway in the summer to spend time with him in a way I can handle much better.

I just feel that with a 60 year birthday and a rare kind of get-together I SHOULD attend.

I've mostly learned to live with it, but there are times when I truly hate this whole autism thing.
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