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-Arcadia-

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Ok which one of you guys is this?
Seeing 200 views of this is interesting. It was at zero when posted here. Something similar happened with a Hellblade 2 gif I posted, where it went up to thousands of views in the Nintendo speculation thread.

I always fall into assuming that the few reacts I get, or comments in the thread, are the only people around. In reality, we’re being watched by a lot of people. :messenger_fearful:
 
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Scopa

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I always fall into assuming that the few reacts I get, or comments in the thread, are the only people around. In reality, we’re being watched by a lot of people. :messenger_fearful:
But, according to people posting graphs, GAF activity is not up. What am I to believe?
 
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matt404au

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After some of the shit he's posted recently he probably wants to keep a low profile at a guess. Surprised he still has an account tbh.
Ease up Kad. Let’s not be so quick to throw our own under the bus. We all have our ups and downs. I think he mentioned he’s preparing for another round of surgery and I also recall him saying the last one was pretty serious. Perhaps he’s dealing with some existential thoughts that the rest of us can’t comprehend? I could see someone in that scenario lashing out at others complaining about far less significant problems.
 

Kadayi

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Ease up Kad. Let’s not be so quick to throw our own under the bus. We all have our ups and downs. I think he mentioned he’s preparing for another round of surgery and I also recall him saying the last one was pretty serious. Perhaps he’s dealing with some existential thoughts that the rest of us can’t comprehend? I could see someone in that scenario lashing out at others complaining about far less significant problems.
I'm not throwing him under the bus, I'm calling it out. That was some sustained grade A Cunt behaviour, with some real malevolence behind it. Anyone else pulled that shit they'd have made the ban page for a sustained period, no questions asked regardless of personal circumstances. You either have rules or you don't. No excuses Matt.
 

matt404au

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I'm not throwing him under the bus, I'm calling it out. That was some sustained grade A Cunt behaviour, with some real malevolence behind it. Anyone else pulled that shit they'd have made the ban page for a sustained period, no questions asked regardless of personal circumstances. You either have rules or you don't. No excuses Matt.
Maybe, maybe not. It was very out of the ordinary for him so my first instinct would be to find out what’s up. If he were some random letter poster we’d never seen before it’s be a different story.
 

hariseldon

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Ease up Kad. Let’s not be so quick to throw our own under the bus. We all have our ups and downs. I think he mentioned he’s preparing for another round of surgery and I also recall him saying the last one was pretty serious. Perhaps he’s dealing with some existential thoughts that the rest of us can’t comprehend? I could see someone in that scenario lashing out at others complaining about far less significant problems.
Amen to this. Dude seems ok to me tbh - not someone I have any issues with, bit of a surprise to see Kadayi Kadayi going after him.
 

hariseldon

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To paraphrase the Buddhists 'everyone suffers' so I'm less inclined to give people a pass for bad behaviour just because they've made their pain public versus anyone else.
Had a dig and found the thread concerned - tbh I think I can both see why it's shitty behaviour and see why he'd do it. It's that whole thing of trying to help someone and putting a lot of thought into trying to find the right way to help them and then hitting that realisation that it's going to do absolutely no good whatsoever because the person doesn't really want to improve things. People who just make excuses are bloody annoying. It's like a work colleague of mine - he works stupid hours, gets here 7am, leaves 6pm, gets home and the boss is on the phone wanting stuff so he can't even eat his dinner in peace, and then in the middle of the night he'll get calls from our Indian office because the boss has told them to call him if anything's wrong. It happens because he lets it happen. Same boss doesn't try that shit with me because I'm pretty fucking assertive with him. We both have similar leverage, being the only people in the org capable of running and maintaining some fairly complex systems, probably harder to get someone up to speed in my case, but either way, we're both hard to get rid of but I'm paid well, he's paid shit, and he takes all this crap. He also has women running rings around him asking him to fix their laptops, give them lifts to places, etc, hell one time she offered to pay for a meal and her boyfriend turned up, she had forgotten her cash and he ended up paying for all 3 of them. I've tried every damn thing I can to get him to have a god damn spine because this shit is unhealthy - he's not got a woman and won't get one while he works insane hours, he's quite clearly clinically depressed, but I can't make any progress with him. It's frustrating and I've damn well felt the urge to let rip. It's really really frustrating when someone is fucking their life and doesn't want to do a damn thing about it. Add on the internet not being sure if the other guy is taking the piss and I can understand where the dude's coming from.
 
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I don't disagree. Whatever your situation and circumstances you've got to take ownership of it to some degree versus play the victim card, however having a Doctorate in being a cunt (as you well know) I have a keen eye for when people go above and beyond, and that was unacceptable by any measure. Someone isn't listening or playing 'yes.. . but' for Drama just move on to another thread.
 

hariseldon

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I don't disagree. Whatever your situation and circumstances you've got to take ownership of it to some degree versus play the victim card, however having a Doctorate in being a cunt (as you well know) I have a keen eye for when people go above and beyond, and that was unacceptable by any measure. Someone isn't listening or playing 'yes.. . but' for Drama just move on to another thread.
I can indeed confirm that you're an absolute and enormous cunt. But then so am I. I enjoy being a cunt. Agree it was a bit much, but we all have our particular triggers. Some people don't get bothered by that shit, some do (I'm one of them). Some people get triggered by someone calling them a cunt (hi cunt), for others it's a term of endearment. Those triggers are defined in part by the experiences you have. I think in this case it just pushed his trigger.
 
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Barsinister

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I feel this is a bit too self aggrandizement for my tastes, but I don't want to leave on bad terms or just leave people wondering about me. After I got hurt, my world became very small. I am alone in my house all day long. That, along with medication, I think may be affecting my mental state at times. It's only after a couple of days away and reading some of my postings I can see why some would be offended.

I don't like to swear when communicating, I think others will see me as simple minded if I do. And yet, I am throwing around swears like there is no tomorrow lately. I took down my avatar because I had my daughter in it and I started to think that there were perverts in here. I didn't want even her picture involved. I only put it up because, at the time, Ailynn Ailynn seemed brave to show us her face. I figured the least I could do would be to show mine if I was going to make fun of other people.

I was talking to an elderly woman once about the nature of addiction. She had become addicted to pain pills and didn't even realize it. I thought how foolish she was to not recognize the signs. But that's the thing. If the only recourse for pain is a pill that makes it go away, side effects be damned. Your personality changes and those around you are worried but all you want is to not feel pain.

I have never not worked since I was 14 mowing lawns for people living in a trailer park out in the country. I haven't worked since October and the worthlessness I feel about myself is burdensome.

Anyway, I am going to take a step back and regroup. Maybe I will start to post again, or maybe not. You all have helped me through a rough patch in my life right now and I don't want to get myself banned for being a jackass. I am not making excuses. Maybe I should have been banned, I don't know.

Much love to you all!