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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7080 on: February 16, 2020, 06:26:40 am »

Hate it when that happens. Did you recently finish a really good book, movie or other media?




Unrelated: I am no expert on mental health and I couldn't really say what good solutions to depression might be, but I can tell you one thing that doesn't help: trapping the subject into a sudden, vigorous lecture about how they need to start doing something fulfilling with their life and find a purpose since the clock is ticking and time is money and they're helpless in the face of the passage of time, staring down the barrel of a wasted youth, old age and eternity.


...Yes, really. That's pretty much a short, paraphrased summary of the entirely-unasked for "advice" I was just subjected to by my dad's partner (with him occasionally chiming in or interjecting as well, though I assume the whole scene was her idea). No wonder I always feel fucking on edge in this place. The idea was just to stay here for a while, having brought my belongings up from my former sharehouse down south, but no of course I can't use this time to relax I have to be talked at incessantly whilst I sit there staring into the middle distance or at a faucet across the room, inwardly seething, thinking of a hundred different snarky retorts or other responses that might actually communicate my intense loathing of the situation and the kind of thick head that comes out with these things, but no, instead I just sit there and wait for the deluge of stupid drivel to end so that I might make the appropriate noises to gradually excuse myself.

Argh. If there's one thing I never do, it is learn from my mistakes. Both of my parents become utterly unbearable in their own ways if I spend too much time with them. No matter how nice a stay/visit seems like it might be, it's never actually going to end well.


I only wish I could voice my displeasure towards my father as easily as I can towards my mother. There's a definite imbalance there.
Not sure if it's because I spent significantly less time with him growing up, because actually speaking my mind to him would be like kicking a retarded puppy for jumping on you, or simply a physical intimidation/cowardice angle.
Or, then again, it could simply be because he was kind enough to drive me and my possessions two days north from where I was living and I feel obliged to put up with a bit of bullshit in return.
As grateful as I am, though, that goodwill wears thin rather quickly when he and his vile doxy see fit to behave like this towards me, when I'm a captive audience in their middle-of-nowhere little hovel.


Fuck. Maybe I should have just moved in with my friend back in Melbourne. If all my boxes of junk didn't fit in the room I was offered I could have just left them out on the street, losing half my stuff would likely have been preferable to this kind of nonsense.

It's ridiculous that I should have to go through this sort of hardship just to find a place to live when I don't even want to live in the first bloody place.


/rant

Sorry about that. Not exactly a "mild" anything, but this mess is separate from my regular Sads and we don't have a big Upset thread. *shrug*
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7081 on: February 16, 2020, 01:37:52 pm »

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Hate it when that happens. Did you recently finish a really good book, movie or other media?

No, not that I can think of.

EDIT: Aaaand tearing up again.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7082 on: February 17, 2020, 01:56:05 pm »

Wife sick, kid sick, got 3 hours of sleep, managed to get a bit of extra sleep but I woke up every like 10m, forgot that kid needed to go to my mother's house today, forgot I needed gas in car, ended up 30m+ late to work.

Got some gas station taquitos though, that made me feel better.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7083 on: February 18, 2020, 08:45:47 am »

Unrelated: I am no expert on mental health and I couldn't really say what good solutions to depression might be, but I can tell you one thing that doesn't help: trapping the subject into a sudden, vigorous lecture about how they need to start doing something fulfilling with their life and find a purpose since the clock is ticking and time is money and they're helpless in the face of the passage of time, staring down the barrel of a wasted youth, old age and eternity.

...Yes, really. That's pretty much a short, paraphrased summary of the entirely-unasked for "advice" I was just subjected to by my dad's partner (with him occasionally chiming in or interjecting as well, though I assume the whole scene was her idea). No wonder I always feel fucking on edge in this place. The idea was just to stay here for a while, having brought my belongings up from my former sharehouse down south, but no of course I can't use this time to relax I have to be talked at incessantly whilst I sit there staring into the middle distance or at a faucet across the room, inwardly seething, thinking of a hundred different snarky retorts or other responses that might actually communicate my intense loathing of the situation and the kind of thick head that comes out with these things, but no, instead I just sit there and wait for the deluge of stupid drivel to end so that I might make the appropriate noises to gradually excuse myself.

Argh. If there's one thing I never do, it is learn from my mistakes. Both of my parents become utterly unbearable in their own ways if I spend too much time with them. No matter how nice a stay/visit seems like it might be, it's never actually going to end well.

Once you have options (or just quit caring), actually being able to tell them off and then just walk away forever is nice.

Edit: This is also fun to imagine, but would probably get you kicked out sooner than you'd like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clicker_training
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7084 on: February 18, 2020, 10:04:42 pm »

Once you have options (or just quit caring), actually being able to tell them off and then just walk away forever is nice.
Yer, I should have done that a long-ass time ago.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7085 on: February 19, 2020, 11:50:09 am »

Once you have options (or just quit caring), actually being able to tell them off and then just walk away forever is nice.
Yer, I should have done that a long-ass time ago.

I hear you. It took me a lot more years than it should have as well.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7086 on: February 20, 2020, 05:11:20 pm »

I hate it when a webcomic doesn't have table of contents, and the url for a specific comic isn't just a number, so you can't easily find your place at all if you didn't save it.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7087 on: February 20, 2020, 10:42:02 pm »

Same, fam. Though I don't read many webcomics anyway.   
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7088 on: February 21, 2020, 09:13:44 am »

Yeah, just keep up (close enough that you can hit back until you see one you recognize), or bookmark the last page you were reading.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7089 on: February 21, 2020, 09:46:54 am »

I hate it when a webcomic doesn't have table of contents, and the url for a specific comic isn't just a number, so you can't easily find your place at all if you didn't save it.

*grumbles in El Goonish Shive and Schlock Mercenary*

Also I still don't have an explanation from the guy who thinks EGS is some fount of perversion
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7090 on: February 21, 2020, 10:10:50 am »

I have that issue with Oglaf... Not only is there no number in either the URL or the strip's name, but even if you do remember the name for a particular strip; you can't search the archive for it because the titles are part of an image, not text elements.

You just have to scroll through the entire catalog on one screen, with only thumbnails and vaguely related title names to guide you...


Also I only just recently found out that not only do they have a hover-text for the strips, there's also an alt-text that can be found by using inspect element (or trying to parse the image with a screenreader, presumably)... And it's inconsistent. Some strips have both, some have one or the other, and some don't have anything.

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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7091 on: February 21, 2020, 10:25:56 am »

there's also an alt-text that can be found by using inspect element (or trying to parse the image with a screenreader, presumably)... And it's inconsistent. Some strips have both, some have one or the other, and some don't have anything.

You can also see it if your internet connection sucks, and it takes a minute for the image to load. Those ones usually aren't that great, so I don't put in the effort.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7092 on: February 21, 2020, 05:28:15 pm »

Well, at least Oglaf isn't a sequential narrative, right?

In any case, that's whatcha get for bein' a perv.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7093 on: February 21, 2020, 05:59:01 pm »

The thing that bothers me about Oglaf is that strips will occasionally be organized into sub-series. The "previous" button will skip to the next previous series, but the "next" button will advance strip-by-strip. It makes it a pain to go back and forth if you're reading a single series and missed something.
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Re: Things that made you mildly upset today thread
« Reply #7094 on: February 21, 2020, 07:29:04 pm »

The thing that bothers me about Oglaf is that strips will occasionally be organized into sub-series. The "previous" button will skip to the next previous series, but the "next" button will advance strip-by-strip. It makes it a pain to go back and forth if you're reading a single series and missed something.

I went and read some Oglaf last night and noticed this. I had never noticed it before and that probably means I've missed a ton of comics. But because of the inconvenience, I've resigned ro that fact.
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