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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Favorite Tropes??
« on: September 11, 2015, 12:04:27 AM »
I'm just gonna sit down here and start counting... :)

Don't mind me, just having a bet with myself!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:11:57 PM »
About to start The Blade Itself, going to give Abercrombie a go.

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I read these as a teen and really liked them. I found Lirael first in the Library amd didn't realise it was the second at first, so then I had to go backwards to read Sabriel before I went onto Abhorsen.

I've been tempted to reread lately because I was telling my husband about them, but I was a bit scared of tainting my memory! You know when you remember a book really fondly, pick it up again years later and are really disappointed?

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General Discussion / Re: Depression is a bitch... from a friend
« on: August 19, 2015, 06:35:15 PM »
I need to watch Hot Fuzz. Saw Shaun of the Dead years ago and just watched World's End with my husband the other night. :)

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General Discussion / Depression is a bitch... from a friend
« on: August 19, 2015, 10:03:57 AM »
Oh, I dread to think!

No phones and no postal service. Imagine you have a friend overseas. After a lot of crossing out and worrying over wording, you write them a letter.

Then you have to go outside and talk to people, to find someone who's going their way to deliver it for you.

You wait weeks for a reply, angsting over everything you've said and how stupid you must have sounded.

Another week passes. A reply isn't coming. Your friend must hate you. That was the worst letter ever. You're an awful, boring person.

Next week, a knock. You manage to open the door rather than hide pretending not to be home. It's a man with a letter for you. It's from your friend.

Now you need to reply. Cue more weeks of mental anguish.

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General Discussion / Re: Depression is a bitch... from a friend
« on: August 19, 2015, 09:33:57 AM »
I can really relate to the phone calls thing, I have to build myself up to make them and write down what I want to say beforehand. (I sometimes do this for doctors appointments too) I stumble through most incoming ones and just beat myself up about all the stupid things I said later, but I can't answer calls from numbers I don't recognise at all, there's no preparing yourself when you don't know what the conversation will be about or who with.

I also completely get what Idlewilder said about anxiety even after the stressful event is over. I have a massive tendency to flagelate myself with all the things I said wrong or how stupid I must have sounded afterwards.

I'm obviously still struggling a lot so don't have much to say about how to get better, but I do have some ways of managing it. I have an app on my phone called "what's up" that's quite helpful. It has some good advice on how to counter anxious thoughts, and calming/grounding exercises for when you're at crisis point. And mindfulness/meditation seems to help a lot too. Habit and routine are definitely my friends, and small achievable goals. For me at least, feeling in control of things makes me feel less anxious.

It's not for everyone, but my most successful recovery was when I was medicated.

What a lovely thread,  it's nice to see you all supporting eachother.

I have quite severe social anxiety. Even  forums can lead to anxiety/panic attacks for me, which is why I'm a long-time lurker and don't often actually post. I dip my toe in occasionally when I'm in one of my better phases or feeling brave.

To be honest, I get a little intimidated by the post quality around here. So while I read this forum most days and follow discussion threads, I don't often feel that I have anything worthwhile or eloquent enough to contribute. I type out a lot of things that never get posted.

Just thought I'd take the opportunity to explain this while you're all talking about it.

Thank you for posting this, Tiger. We sometimes talk about how to get "lurkers" to join in more. Maybe we need to recognize that not everyone feels comfortable and confident in every setting. That said, I do hope you know we welcome anything you have to say. It's just us.

Well in my case at least it's not you, it's me. ;) My anxiety is a big factor, and also having two young children (a 2 month old and 3 year old) means I don't always have much time to post.

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General Discussion / Depression is a bitch... from a friend
« on: August 19, 2015, 12:59:59 AM »
What a lovely thread,  it's nice to see you all supporting eachother.

I have quite severe social anxiety. Even  forums can lead to anxiety/panic attacks for me, which is why I'm a long-time lurker and don't often actually post. I dip my toe in occasionally when I'm in one of my better phases or feeling brave.

To be honest, I get a little intimidated by the post quality around here. So while I read this forum most days and follow discussion threads, I don't often feel that I have anything worthwhile or eloquent enough to contribute. I type out a lot of things that never get posted.

Just thought I'd take the opportunity to explain this while you're all talking about it.

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General Discussion / The King's Paws
« on: August 02, 2015, 10:57:47 AM »
Solved the mystery by looking in the fridge. What I've been eating are called BABY plum tomatoes! So they'll be the same thing as grape ones.

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General Discussion / The King's Paws
« on: August 02, 2015, 10:53:07 AM »
Maybe I've been eating grape tomatoes all along! :-\

I bloody love tomatoes, I sometimes eat the big ones like apples. ;D

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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: August 02, 2015, 10:30:47 AM »
You lot never cease to amaze!
In a good or a bad way?
Or just a 'totally crazy' way?
 ;D

Never heard of grape tomatoes. But how much smaller can plum tomatoes actually get?
Well, considering the difference between the size of a plum and a grape, quite smaller ;)

Ha! Fair point. Plum tomatoes are more the size and shape of grapes though, they're not much like a plum at all. So are we talking cranberry size or what?

I like those flat nectarines/peaches. They were great for my toddler when she was a baby, easy to hold/bite.

Describing something as "a bit Marmite" is a colloquialism over here in the UK for something being divisive. People seem to either really love it or hate it, you don't find many people who say it's just ok. So I should have known better than to bring it up really! People will defend their Marm/Vegemite to the death.

I'm married to a marmite lover. He likes it on cheese on toast. And he likes Branston Pickle and Worcestershire sauce too. He's a wrong'un. :p

I don't think vegemite is available over here but if I ever do get the opportunity I might give a tiny bit on toast a try.

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General Discussion / The King's Paws
« on: August 01, 2015, 10:41:36 PM »
Never heard of grape tomatoes. But how much smaller can plum tomatoes actually get? I need to have a look for comparison pics.

I was reminded a few pages back of Marmite, possibly the most evil substance on Earth. I think vegemite is what it's called in other countries?

I also think France has a lot to answer for for bringing us Blancmange. It's like they started with jelly and then sucked away all that was good about it. When I was little my mum made both jelly and blancmange for my birthday tea party, it was like some sadistic kiddie version of Russian roulette. ???

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General Discussion / The King's Paws
« on: July 25, 2015, 10:36:15 AM »
I tried Hersheys once, it actually tasted like vomit to me?! :'( What did the poor, innocent cocoa beans ever do to them?

America did bring us the Oreo though, so they've got biscuit game at least.


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General Discussion / Re: Ereaders vs books
« on: April 19, 2015, 10:09:28 PM »
Re: bookmarks etc. Does anyone else just...  Remember the page number they're on?  :-[

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General Discussion / Ereaders vs books
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:43:21 PM »
Parenthood converted me to kindle. Only needing one hand free to read while nursing. When my Kindle keyboard broke they gave me a paperlight to replace it and my night feeds were revolutionised. Then now she's older not having any pages for little fingers to grab/rip is a big plus. Plus my physical books were becoming a space issue. ;)

I think it's just a matter of what fits your needs better.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Best Recently Released Book
« on: April 02, 2015, 04:28:42 PM »
I felt quite 'meh' about Kennet really, but I did like the humour at times when he was being completely and utterly clueless about normal human interaction.

Malta on the other hand I completely agree about, her character development blew me away when I really didn't expect it to. I couldn't stand her at first and found her chapters hard to get through.

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