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#41
Quote by rd93
Do you have enough drinks to share with the rest of the class?


awwwwww yeeah finished a hndale tonite and sme mOAR OOPSSSSSS CPAS LCK and brnady and vodka n shirt
#42
I refuse to believe that anybody really types like that when they're drunk.

On a topic discussed before, I used to write entirely in notebooks, but switched to notepads on my computer for the majority of what I wrote, I still scribble down a line here or there on a piece of paper though.
#43
Quote by Final
I refuse to believe that anybody really types like that when they're drunk.

On a topic discussed before, I used to write entirely in notebooks, but switched to notepads on my computer for the majority of what I wrote, I still scribble down a line here or there on a piece of paper though.


Thnaks for thnking im fakin...
#44
I always write on the computer, but jot notes and lines on whatever's near me (paper-wise).

My handwriting goes to complete shit when I try to write out a full piece on paper.
#45
Quote by blake1221
I always write on the computer, but jot notes and lines on whatever's near me (paper-wise).

My handwriting goes to complete shit when I try to write out a full piece on paper.


When I was drunk I had some awesome lines and a melody in my head (or at least I thought they were awesome at the time -____-) but I just thought, "I'll remember them!" But I didn't
#46


Listen boy.

You will NEVER remember the line or the melody. Always make a note on your phone or something.
For a melody, either hum it non stop, or make a voice memo on your phone.
#47
Quote by blake1221


Listen boy.

You will NEVER remember the line or the melody. Always make a note on your phone or something.
For a melody, either hum it non stop, or make a voice memo on your phone.


Believe me; I know. But drunk me is unaware of any of most of my limitations. And I'm especially bad at remembering melodies, so I've been putting photo booth on my MacBook Pro to good use. It's not great quality, but it doesn't need to be. I write the lyrics, and record the song immediately thereafter.
#49
So last night this guy confronted me for trying to sleep with his girlfriend. I wanted to tell him that I'd slept with her before and that means from now on it doesn't matter if she's got a boyfriend or not. Because that's the way it works.

Instead I just told him I must have been wasted and forgot.
He wound up trying to give me this speech on how I needed to be making 40,000 dollars a year and own a house and car. And how he was 20 years old and already has these things.
#50
Quote by clichealias
So last night this guy confronted me for trying to sleep with his girlfriend. I wanted to tell him that I'd slept with her before and that means from now on it doesn't matter if she's got a boyfriend or not. Because that's the way it works.

Instead I just told him I must have been wasted and forgot.
He wound up trying to give me this speech on how I needed to be making 40,000 dollars a year and own a house and car. And how he was 20 years old and already has these things.
So, do you think you need those things in order to be happy and be in a good relationship?

By the way, don't post the stuff I put a line through again, please. It is one of the reasons why the thread was closed in the past and why we created a new one.
#51
I'm confused. Why is there a line through the stuff that I posted? What is wrong with it? And why was it closed?

And do I think that you need those things? No, not at all. I don't believe in "good" or "bad". So the concept of being in a relationship that is rated on that scale is impossible for me to consider.
#52
The scratched out bit is an extraneous life update, which is explicitly mentioned as a no-no in the OP.

Edit: Here

-no whining

... Happy now?"

"Not quite. So what constitutes as spam? It's hard to tell what it really is sometimes."

"Well, anything that is unrelated to the topic at hand, anything that has been said before and received no response, anything that is inconsequential or could cause people to become annoyed. In other words, unless you have something to say that's a worthwhile conversation starter or encouraging, don't post it."
Last edited by halo43 at Mar 26, 2011,
#53
Strange. Seems like a ridiculous amount of rules with little to no purpose. I've been a member on this forum for years and have never seen or heard anything like that.

What isn't spam in a thread that's dubbed, "community thread"? It's a bullshit thread. A thread where people come to bullshit. That's what it's always been. Is that a worthwhile conversation starter, or is this going to be crossed out because it's not encouraging enough?
#54
It's just that people were posting too much stuff about either their sex life or life as an alcoholic. I don't want to hear about these things any more. Not because it depresses me or because I think it's revolting, like I'm some sort of snob. It's just it gives me, personally, the wrong impression as to what and who these people really are. If I'm honest - and I know you and others probably don't give a shit - but I don't trust half of the stories that I read here.

I know the community thread is about building a community, but I just can't see how these posts can help anybody, even the person posting it themselves. If people post it enough, it makes me believe that they are actually as shallow as their tales proclaim.

I used to just ignore it, hoping that it would act as sort of strange therapy for someone--you know, getting shit off your chest. Or that it would, even just once, create a good conversation for everyone. But it's reached a stage where it seems more like spam, like people are using the community thread as a way in which to post random updates on their 'tragic life', instead of using facebook, twitter, or even the UG blogs.

This isn't a place where folks can spill their worst days constantly over and over again. I'm not saying you've done that at all, mate. You've only been back a few weeks. I just don't want it to start happening again, where people are posting endless sob-stories; maybe hoping for someone to answer and praise them or to give them advice, maybe to boost their post count, maybe because they're board and have nothing else to do.

Either way, I don't think it's good for the community.
#56
Are you being sarcastic?

I really like you, see, and love the way you write. I don't want this thread and our viewpoint on the forum to push people away from S&L. I want it to be an awesome place again. I really do.
#57
No I'm not being sarcastic at all. I wouldn't be sarcastic toward you unless it was in response to something sarcastic or offensive you said.

And thank you. I love the way you write too. I understand where you are coming from. I just get drunk and say things that I shouldn't say sometimes.
#62
"Oh I have so many problems that I just need to share!"
"Oh, your troubled soul makes you such a brilliant poet. I love your writing."
"I love your writing."
"Well there's only one way to decide who loves whose writing more. SEXY PILLOW FIGHT!"

I'd post a picture, but I'm not sure it's entirely appropriate for this thread.
#67
I would like to nobly contribute my confusion to this community in the most respectful way possible.

Except I'm not really all that noble, and I'm only intermittently a part of this community. People tend to be respectful here. Too respectful.

But I am confused.

And I'd really like to not go into for how long I've watched this community grow, because that makes me sound archaic and obsolete, so I'm just going to be real. Which is what you should be doing. And you and you and you. And you, too.

Daniel, I respect that you were chosen to be a mod for what were probably pretty good reasons. I don't know what they were, but I know one or two of the people who run the shit, and I trust their judgment to a degree.

Enough disclaimers. We're poets. Poets are angry and sad and happy and miserable and inconsistent and sometimes use sex and drugs as fuel, distraction, or oxygen. That is not just our prerogative or right - it is our nature. We feel. It is, for all intents and purposes, the true Me (whatever your drug of choice, whether it be jack daniel's, molly, or the seawaves crashing on the rocks, it doesn't matter).

What I'd like to know is how you plan to build a community based on a group of censored poets. If you don't want poets to talk about the quakes and rifts in their lives on a poetry board in a music community, my suggestion would be to rid yourself the trouble of a community thread and tell us all to fuck off and chat on facebook instead.

Communities like this one are not composed of only intellectual and visceral discussions on the most important issues - they are made up of the nuances between individuals, the relationships between people who help one another grow through reading each other's work. This isn't Poetry Free-for-all. This is UG, and most users here are young and immature.

Don't misunderstand me: I'm not promoting bullshit and useless crap. I'm not saying it's a benefit to us all when so-and-so chimes in with their latest revelatory oxycontin high, or what happened last night in bed, on the kitchen counter, in the outhouse, etc.

What I am saying is that the greatest developments in the S+L community have been when our writers were being themselves. We improve as humans when we're being the real us, and we benefit more from others when they're being the real them.

Do what you like; you're the mod. But this attempt to control the one outlet the poets have at open discussion (which you have provided) will drive people away. I promise.
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#68
I would like to nobly contribute my confusion to this community in the most respectful way possible.

Except I'm not really all that noble, and I'm only intermittently a part of this community. People tend to be respectful here. Too respectful.

But I am confused.

And I'd really like to not go into for how long I've watched this community grow, because that makes me sound archaic and obsolete, so I'm just going to be real. Which is what you should be doing. And you and you and you. And you, too.

Daniel, I respect that you were chosen to be a mod for what were probably pretty good reasons. I don't know what they were, but I know one or two of the people who run the shit, and I trust their judgment to a degree.

Enough disclaimers. We're poets. Poets are angry and sad and happy and miserable and inconsistent and sometimes use sex and drugs as fuel, distraction, or oxygen. That is not just our prerogative or right - it is our nature. We feel. It is, for all intents and purposes, the true Me (whatever your drug of choice, whether it be jack daniel's, molly, or the seawaves crashing on the rocks, it doesn't matter).

What I'd like to know is how you plan to build a community based on a group of censored poets. If you don't want poets to talk about the quakes and rifts in their lives on a poetry board in a music community, my suggestion would be to rid yourself the trouble of a community thread and tell us all to fuck off and chat on facebook instead.

Communities like this one are not composed of only intellectual and visceral discussions on the most important issues - they are made up of the nuances between individuals, the relationships between people who help one another grow through reading each other's work. This isn't Poetry Free-for-all. This is UG, and most users here are young and immature.

Don't misunderstand me: I'm not promoting bullshit and useless crap. I'm not saying it's a benefit to us all when so-and-so chimes in with their latest revelatory oxycontin high, or what happened last night in bed, on the kitchen counter, in the outhouse, etc.

What I am saying is that the greatest developments in the S+L community have been when our writers were being themselves. We improve as humans when we're being the real us, and we benefit more from others when they're being the real them.

Do what you like; you're the mod. But this attempt to control the one outlet the poets have at open discussion (which you have provided) will drive people away. I promise.

Where the hell have you been? You haven't updated your blog in weeks, damnit!
#70
I said in the old thread that I don't mind people talking about their lives at all. In fact, I want them to talk about it, because I want to read it. I've told Carmel, and others I've become close to in the past on UG, that it wasn't until I actually got to know the person behind the writing that I started to appreciate their work in a more lasting, humbling and thorough way.

Now, why would I say that if I don't want people to express themselves? It doesn't make any sense. Hence why you thinking that I'm trying to 'squash', for want of a less negative term, who the users are in S&L is not something I agree with or believe in. And I know my own head better than you or anyone else, obviously.

What it boils down is simple, really: people have been taking things too far. If you're breaking the rules by spamming, which is what I have considered some of the comments in the past to be, then no matter what that person is inside or what the community thread is about, I'll only be able to see them as this annoying spammer, updating their life like the community thread is simply his/her way in which to vent their day-to-day routine - and inherently abusing the rules in the process.

Then again, I'm not the type of person who would abide by the rules if it was to a negative affect. But when I read another update on something another user has done, I read it not as their way of expressing themselves - angry, sad, inconsistent, sex-fuel, drug-fueled - it is them simply being someone they're not, because they know that they can spam, be annoying and be fake on the internet because no one really gives a shit.

But I do give a shit. I want to know who these people are behind all this bullshit. clichealis (I'm really sorry, mate, I don't remember your name) understands that and recognizes it. Not only that, but I told him that I do the same thing; I act in a different way on here as it hides who I am really. But that's not what I want S&L to be about for me personally; I want it to be about me opening up completely and being exactly who I am and aim to be in the future - In my case, an intelligent writer who joyously accepts responsibility.

And being young and immature is fine. I'm young and immature: I have no girlfriend, no job, no career, I live with my mum and two sisters. But when someone starts to annoy me, and clearly annoys other users, I have to start thinking about what UG is as a whole, not just what S&L is as a writing community - maybe because I have modded the columns before and mod the forum of the banned, or maybe it's just how I've been raised.

Either way, these outrageous stories don't show me these people on a personal level. Their writing does more so than their real words. And I find that a little frustrating sometimes. Hence why I'm doing what I'm doing.
#71
Trying to be a better man. Cut my hair short, shaved into a mustache, ditching my dirty grimey clothes for nicer threads, job interview tomorrow for an EMT position which apparently I'm a shoe-in for, cutting back massively on my drinking.

The time is now to make sure I live to see 25, get married, have a family, be stable. Time is passing me by something awful.
Poor advice.
#72
I'm 22 and I'm already starting to feel like I don't have much time left to get my act together.

What's the opinion on beards? I've had a chin beard for as long as I can remember and I will never shave it off. I think it is "me" by this stage.

Ireland is nice in that businesses don't really judge you on something so personal and unimportant to others as facial hair. Even tattoos don't scare most of managers I've met in my time.

Still, sometimes when I look at a bloke with a great beard, like my brother, and think that maybe he'd look better without the beard. I remind myself, though, that it's Tom and it would be weird to see him otherwise.

When my dad shaved off his mustache, I thought it was the weirdest thing I'd ever seen him as. It was years ago obviously but I'd never seen him like that before. He looked like the Penguin in Batman. He has no upper lip to speak of, you see, and a big bottom lip (I've somewhat inherited it) and the mustache covered that over.
#73
A friend of mine is a waiter, and he's a "rocker." Meaning he plays guitar, loves Slash more than life itself, has long hair, and probably smokes pot, though I don't know.

Anyway, his boss told him he needs to cut off his hair if he wants to continue working there, because he looks like a punk and he works in an okay restaurant (nothing excessively fancy, but not a shithole) where there are uniforms of black dress pants and a white dress shirt. And he's considering quitting so as not to cut his hair.

He's talking about how it's not fair, and I told him to shut the **** up and grow up because that's how the world works.... It's not working. He needs a smack in the face.
#74
Quote by trueamerican
A friend of mine is a waiter, and he's a "rocker." Meaning he plays guitar, loves Slash more than life itself, has long hair, and probably smokes pot, though I don't know.

Anyway, his boss told him he needs to cut off his hair if he wants to continue working there, because he looks like a punk and he works in an okay restaurant (nothing excessively fancy, but not a shithole) where there are uniforms of black dress pants and a white dress shirt. And he's considering quitting so as not to cut his hair.

He's talking about how it's not fair, and I told him to shut the **** up and grow up because that's how the world works.... It's not working. He needs a smack in the face.
This is the truth.
#75
My beard has been my identity for years. I've shaved a few times but immediately grew it back. My friend works at the job I'm applying for and he recommended I do a moustache because they all had one. It worked.
Poor advice.
#76
animal collective fans out there still?

i just saw oddsac, and i ****ing loved it.
#78
my beard's kind of been my thing the last year- I started growing one (nothing huge, just elevated scruff essentially) last semester and I've been getting really good responses so I'm keeping it for a while. it was kind of something I did for myself after breaking up with my ex last spring (we used to have this thing about how I'd only shave when i saw her) and growing out my beard makes me feel really independent. I find them to be kindof polarizing though- some girls tell me they adore it but I have some guy friends who detest it. it's odd. I haven't run into the job problem yet though, so we'll see.

sometimes I like to take a trip in the time machine and shave it all off. its strange- like seeing a different person in the mirror. but it definitely suits me, at least for now, so its going to stay for a while.
#79
I can't grow a beard. I only have hair under my neck, above my lip and sideburns. The rest just looks like pubic hair on my face. No thanks.