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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120450 on: December 13, 2021, 09:48:21 am »

Takes an impressive emotional maturity to understand yourself so well and in humility work things out like that. I must admit I felt that anxiousness, confusion and suspicion, that perhaps I had done something wrong or my company was exhausting to them. But nah, sometimes people are just tired of social contact in general

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120451 on: December 13, 2021, 09:49:45 am »

Nice try.
Not sure what you think I 'tried'? I am not judging you in any way.

I'm sorry. I've been in a very angry, confused mindset and just kind of lash out recently. Everything that I was able to cope with before is suddenly turning out to have been under my skin this whole time, and I'm finding myself less and less able to keep it inside. I'm ashamed to admit, I think I was just trying to be nasty to make myself feel better. I'm sorry, and I appreciate you talking about this with me. I hope I don't drive you off.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120452 on: December 13, 2021, 01:23:19 pm »

I hope they're just taking their time to find the right words, or the courage, or that they will snap out of it. You don't deserve to be abandoned, don't these people have any honor?

If you want to be nasty you can try me, I'll be the verbal punching bag that hardly ever does anything except swing back in a controlled and purposeful manner, if the momentum calls for it. In your shoes I'd be angry too during the moments I'm not lethargic.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120453 on: December 13, 2021, 03:08:13 pm »

You are just going by a lot isnotlogical. Dont stress too much over it, he probably has a reason, but even if he dont is his problem, not yours. Also, try whatsapp if you have a smart phone, dunno how popular is in USA but here is the most common way to comunicate over distances.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120454 on: December 22, 2021, 02:32:27 am »

This kind of goes into it a little bit I guess.

I've been that person who just sort of stopped talking to everyone else. Short version is my life went to crap for a while and I'm digging myself out of it. I was and still kinda am embarrassed to even get into it and that's why I don't want to get too into it / didn't want to talk to everyone.

I know you said they were active on all their other socials. I don't know this person or what their posing looks like. All I can say is I kept on posting to some things just to keep up the status quo when I didn't even have the energy to. I don't' know, maybe that's what they're doing?

I have no idea how to basically restart relationships with my friends, and I'm hoping it can happen after COVID finally goes away and we get back to normal. We've grown apart and I'm hoping COVID may provide some cover as to why.

I have no idea about that person, you, or the relationship between you two. I wish I had some good answer for you. I hope it works out OK, for everyone really.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120455 on: January 04, 2022, 02:33:42 am »

[runs into thread, actively on fire]

Three week vacation, one week recovering from sleep deprivation and getting booster, one week required isolation due to COVID exposure (missed Christmas), one week being yelled at by parents in guise of "holiday" "visit",

This weekend my local distant-relative wanted me to see her house. Auntie !! I didn't say anything about dating ! Why did you ask me about why I don't have a boyfriend. Or if I have ever had one.

You're an Evangelical Christian, Auntie. . . I held up my side of the bargain. I didn't tell. It's your job not to ask, and your own fault if you get that cold look in your eyes.


(I didn't tell her that I'm queer, I just dodged the question. I had a grandparent in the Jugend who was all fussed that my hair turned brown, I know not to say shit to people with extreme ideas).

(It was sad to see how quickly her warmth drained away. I was hoping for a family member to love me! I didn't know she was in an Evangelical church . . . I only asked her after she asked a direct question . . .)
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120456 on: January 04, 2022, 05:28:57 am »

I've been planning on going to an anime convention this weekend for the last few months, but it turns out that this month's hot pocket flavor is "Opps, all vaccine-resistant covid" and I can't justify the risk of going and getting covid and passing it on to my family so I'm not going to go. :/

I'm also working in a school (going back next week once break ends) so I'm probably going to get Omicron anyways over the next few months if the school isn't pre-emptively shutdown, which does make the fact that I'm not going to the con to avoid it rather annoying.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120457 on: January 04, 2022, 05:50:46 am »

Ah Vec & Lem, the things we endure for the sake of family. I reminded my fam that you can choose your family; it isn't something to be taken for granted. Though I think that'll mean different things for either of you - wishing you both the best

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120458 on: January 04, 2022, 08:38:11 am »

Quote from: Vector
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...When you're so divorced from your own culture (or maybe lost in a lot narrative?) you don't know 98% of all lintotts turn brown with age...

edit: forgot about the quote thing. Again. Sorry Vec
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« Reply #120459 on: January 04, 2022, 08:42:06 am »

Again I must say that I'm sad that people have ruined perfectly good words like 'evangelical' - they've turned it into a terrible thing, when the word has much better original meaning.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120460 on: January 04, 2022, 08:45:50 am »

What's a lintott?

Was the hair thing because you dyed it?

As for family, there's a reason 'found family' is such a popular narrative trope.

The good thing is that it's true. You can find your own family.
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« Reply #120461 on: January 04, 2022, 09:06:52 am »

I assume it's hair of "chatin" color, don't have a word in english nor german... You know dark blonde as opposed to platin blond. It's not unusual for people to have different haircolor as kid and adult often blonde turns into dark but it's not unheard of to gain or loose a bit of a ginger tint I think

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120462 on: January 04, 2022, 10:58:08 am »

A lintott ("lin-tott" -- lin meaning flax/linen, tott meaning kinda like "tuft, wad, small piece/gathering of", it's a word for the pre-spun tufts of flax-cum-linen that you spin into linen thread) is a cutesy-use word for young children with bright blonde hair, comparing them to said tufts of flax/linen. Or perhaps the tott is a cognate to the English word "tot" and the use for the small tufts of flax-linen is a reference to small children's hair colour.

Basically 99% of all Swedes have bright blonde hair as young children which then for maybe 90% of us darkens to become brown by our teenage years, probably during the span of between age 6-12 or something. As such it's expected for us to grow out of blondeness and blondeness is mainly associated with childishness and naivety. Now V's family is German but I'm assuming it's the same in the surrounding ethnicities regarding childhood blondeness at least.


Those numbers are all completely emotive by the way and not fact based in the least.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #120463 on: January 04, 2022, 11:03:40 am »

Yup, I have aunts that were blonde as child too.

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« Reply #120464 on: January 04, 2022, 02:18:37 pm »

I didn't dye my hair, my step-grandmother is on record claiming that everyone with dyed hair (whether of natural or unnatural colors) should be deported . . .

Fascism is a hell of a drug.


My hair was bright yellow-blonde up until about age 3, then slowly turned dark reddish brown. It's darker than "chatain" and naturally curly to boot!
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