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Every few month I come back here.

I'm sure there's so may new cliques and people that have no idea who I am. I'm just some guy who used to be on this forum a lot. I'm not especially AFP/DD-centric, so that's part of it. I'm into way too many different bands to be devoted only to one. But I didn't come here initially to talk Dresden Dolls, I came here because Seaann/whatever he's called now/ liked my youtube cover of Girl A. on guitar and I found a bunch of friendly, local, artsy folk.

Real life things happened in my life because of this forum.

Why am I having such a hard time coming back here? and staying?

It's not because of age. I turn 26 in a few months and yet I still love interacting with artists/enthusiasts/thinkers of any age.


Please. Engage me.
I want to be re-hooked. I love you people.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 05:46:20 AM »

I would like to say that the creative force is still here! (look a thtreads like morbids little stories) I suppose part of the problem is that things like twitter have taken over from specific forums....so this has become like a wierd little net colony...cut off from the main city.... also there is a noted trend towards the forum being filled with tonnes of chat about teen crushes, and individual talents are almost marginalised...
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 06:00:00 AM »

Thanks for the response but I just realized I posted this in the wrong subforum.... :(

This one works but....



actually, maybe the people I want to talk to are more likely to see it here.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 10:14:08 AM »

I don't know. I'm having a hard time too. At the moment I'm sticking around because I'm lonely, but I feel more lonely on here than I did before I came back this time.
There were a ton of cliques when I was around full-force, and it's really hard to cram yourself back in one, especially when you haven't figured them out yet.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 11:07:08 AM »

never went away but it is far less openly friendly than it was ( tendency toawrds just becoming ignored and marginalised)
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 11:46:14 AM »

I'm still here
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 04:34:38 PM »

I'm still here
Hey LOOK!  It's Joaquin Phoenix!




Anyhow, I blame Brittany.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 04:48:58 PM »

I blame tofu and ankle socks.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 04:50:37 PM »

I blame tofu and ankle socks.
So.....  If everyone were still wearing black&white striped tights, all would be right with the world?

Who knew...? :dontknow:
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2010, 09:02:09 PM »

What a coinkydink that you'd post this after my birthday.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 09:07:52 PM »

this thread.

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2010, 09:19:53 PM »

What's eta?
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2010, 06:20:27 AM »

"edited to add"...?

Yes, I did Google it.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 01:41:24 AM »

this thread.

eta: + had uber crush on you back in the day.

Wow. Well I find that very flattering, especially since I'm 100% certain this quoted comment is directed at somebody else. I'll be flattered anyway.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 08:07:49 AM »


...

Anyhow, I blame Brittany.

Which means it's really Tim's fault,
he masterminds all the shenanigans from the VA crowd ...
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 03:31:54 PM »

I have a hard time sometimes as well. Generally I pop by but so many new people and I am not so much interested in the dolls these days.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2010, 09:13:19 PM »

Ditto!
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2010, 01:07:44 AM »

Every few month I come back here.

I'm sure there's so may new cliques and people that have no idea who I am. I'm just some guy who used to be on this forum a lot. I'm not especially AFP/DD-centric, so that's part of it. I'm into way too many different bands to be devoted only to one. But I didn't come here initially to talk Dresden Dolls, I came here because Seaann/whatever he's called now/ liked my youtube cover of Girl A. on guitar and I found a bunch of friendly, local, artsy folk.

Real life things happened in my life because of this forum.

Why am I having such a hard time coming back here? and staying?

It's not because of age. I turn 26 in a few months and yet I still love interacting with artists/enthusiasts/thinkers of any age.


Please. Engage me.
I want to be re-hooked. I love you people.

this will certainly be of no help whatsoever, but why do you care about fitting into some 'Box clique or other?

Just start shooting your mouth off. it's all I've ever done here.

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010, 05:12:52 PM »

i've decided that coming back here and being more honest about who i am is only going to help make me a better person :)
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2010, 05:53:12 PM »

So, can we start by admitting that you are not actually a legume?

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2010, 12:18:31 AM »

you heard it here first: i'm not a legume.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2010, 10:46:05 PM »

People aren't completely honest about themselves here?
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2010, 03:12:17 AM »

well what i meant to say is that i never fully opened up here, or elsewhere for that matter, and that i'm going to try to do so more often.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2010, 07:44:06 PM »

If prompted or asked, I have zero fear in being honest, but I don't flaunt every little thing without reason. Just sayin.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2010, 06:00:12 AM »

Orig. post

I feel you, mang. I hit the road a few years ago, and peer in from time to time. Forgot my old name, made a new one. Age may play a part...I'm 36 now. Reading what I've seen the last few days, it's (the conversation) all the same, where as I am not. I read up on what's going on with the people I once new (if I can find them) and, for the most part, remain silent. Meh. *shrug*
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2010, 07:29:28 AM »

36 is not old
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2010, 08:51:34 AM »

This I know, kind sir, however, it can make our conversations with others very different. :)
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2010, 09:00:18 AM »

I have a hard time sometimes as well. Generally I pop by but so many new people and I am not so much interested in the dolls these days.

qft. Checking the 'box isn't number one on my daily to-do list anymore. I miss a lot of the 'old' people that aren't around as much (or aren't around at all) like they used to.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2010, 09:18:52 AM »

i do agree that the box has become a less relevent forum since the advent of twitter....also it does seemdominated by teen girls discussing hot boys/girls and less focussed on art and Amanda and the Dolls....simple answer..start actually discussing the things that interest you  (including hot teens)
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 05:20:45 PM »

i do agree that the box has become a less relevent forum since the advent of twitter....also it does seemdominated by teen girls discussing hot boys/girls and less focussed on art and Amanda and the Dolls....simple answer..start actually discussing the things that interest you  (including hot teens)

I tried that, hell threads on serious matters just don't have legs here anymore.  So I check in once in awhile to these boards and maybe the upper ones once every 6 months or so.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2010, 02:38:00 AM »

Oh, hey, cool I'm not the only one. I haven't been on here in months.

In the upper forums its all discussion about Amanda's (really awful) new music and other (really dumb) things she is doing or going to go. Don't kill me.  Not much to do with the Dolls at all, and that's the music I was originally here for. And in the lower forums where I used to meet some really interesting, creative, smart, artsy people, and read neat discussions has a ton of the same stupid shit I could surround myself with in my high school. I think one of my main gripes is that, for the most part, the people who are really active right now and have been for the past 2 years or so all share the exact same opinions on everything, making this a really boring and redundant place to be. The threads are pitiful (such as total time logged in, threads devoted to individual songs' chords, Amanda's Iphone, and MANY others) which of course doesn't aid in decent discussion.

So basically I'm saying I've tried to come back but realized that this place hardly interests me at all and is nowhere near the shadowbox that I used to love.

Just my opinion. If this makes no sense it's because I'm tired.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2010, 12:03:32 PM »

when i first got here, it was because of a really awesome little concert, and in all the links i was given, this was one of them.  i've had a little experience with message boards and seem to like them a lot, but damn did i feel out of my league here.  i figured at first i was too old to make sense to anyone now; i remember posting a lot with no responses.

reading all the old stuff just on this board was pretty damn fun.  i got here just in time for the alyss decline and fall, and his ill-fated date with elaine.  and, i hoped that was the last of similar drama (having already surfed through the whole troll/tranny issue with friends, in person), but it seems that was the last of any drama at all.

not that i'm looking for drama.  but i don't find much to stimulate an actual discussion, other than critical commentary, and even that is reacted to with kneejerk instead of more discussion, and then promptly dropped.  and well, it seemed when i got here that the artistic side of people was still being stimulated and called forth, but now, not so much.  i think it's interesting that in the thread about the tarot deck, people have been asking for an update on the project since march, with no answer whatsoever.  i keep expecting someone to show up and fuss at people for getting impatient, assure everyone that whatever the new decision is is awesome, and fuss at everyone again for not knowing just how much work they actually do, like in the past when pre-orders got messed up or whatever.  but it is even more interesting that, nothing, no response.

ever since i turned off twitter (around the end of summer; i just couldnt read one more dinner menu or 'we went to the music store' or whatever), it has seemed like the sb lacked something vital.  i have really come to despise twitter; i'd rather read anyone's long-ass rambly blog than their forty-character sentence on the state of their fridge.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2010, 03:18:09 PM »

it has seemed like the sb lacked something vital. 
It has become twitter. Or at least twitteresque. I have noticed it happening in other places too. The Shadowbox is not the only board to be suffering from the 140 character curse.
When the Dolls went on hiatus it seemed like a lot of Boxers did too - which is totally understandable. At this point it feels like something needs to happen or it's going to die.

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2010, 03:28:52 PM »

^ this.

The SB is suffering from what most message board suffer from: An insular mindset that really prevents actual discourse as disagreement gets torched so quickly as to make it obvious that a good chunk of the active posters don't really want to hear dissenting opinions.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2010, 03:32:38 PM »

That's not true!

Take it back!

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2010, 05:03:18 PM »

It's all good.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2010, 05:06:56 PM »

^ this.

The SB is suffering from what most message board suffer from: An insular mindset that really prevents actual discourse as disagreement gets torched so quickly as to make it obvious that a good chunk of the active posters don't really want to hear dissenting opinions.
but...but....dissenting opinions, handled maturely, are what causes diversity and furthered understanding.  one would think people would want that.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2010, 05:18:32 PM »

Well, think of how the media operates these days. Us vs. Them. Red vs. Blue. Rich vs. Poor. It's become very polarized.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2010, 05:24:58 PM »

how revolutionary, then, would it be for the hipster/pop/cool people communities to reverse that into counterculture by INSISTING on being diverse?

i know how stupid what i am saying sounds, by the way.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2010, 05:30:04 PM »

So, be the dissenting view.  Create your own diversity.  Force other people to think about a controversial topic an interesting way. 
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2010, 06:01:31 PM »

So, be the dissenting view.  Create your own diversity.  Force other people to think about a controversial topic an interesting way.  
i really only think i would be able to do that as it comes naturally, since i am not habitually a voice of dissent, and purposely being a voice of dissent would be kind of dishonest if i happened to be one of the masses on an issue, or even fall pretty squarely in the middle, which i generally do.  generally i only disagree with fundamentals or processes anyway, so when i criticize one aspect of a thing i am not necessarily criticizing the whole thing, and it seems hard to keep those concepts separate in any forum, frankly.  although, it would be nice to feel able to offer a dissenting view when i have one, without seeming negative.  i'm not even saying i feel oppressed, per se.  only that it is nice to feel free to say what's on one's mind in any instance without it necessarily being taken as me just being an asshole.


also the concept of 'forcing people to think' in any way always kind of leaves me with a weird feeling.  i'd rather subversively and steadily change the flow of opinion to my point of view with positive tactics; people resist less if they are having fun while you brainwash them.   ;D
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2010, 09:22:43 AM »

people resist less if they are having fun while you brainwash them.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2010, 11:40:54 AM »

see?
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2010, 12:15:36 PM »

True about the brainwashing.
A fun song made it very easy for me to accept being inculcated with the English alphabet. My brute animal brain loved it.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2010, 12:36:42 PM »

True about the brainwashing.
A fun song made it very easy for me to accept being inculcated with the English alphabet. My brute animal brain loved it.

i would not, to this day, know the preamble to our constitution if it had not been for 'schoolhouse rock.'  i sat in class and sang this to myself while writing when we had to memorize it. i was at a new school, even, and hadnt been given the assignment, but i aced it anyway.  those guys have no idea how much my generation owes them. 

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2010, 01:03:48 PM »

^ This. Although Schoolhouse Rock also demonstrated that there is no way to make prepositions fun.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2010, 03:14:06 PM »

True, but conjunctions...   and even some MATH!   :o
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2010, 06:57:33 PM »

interjections show excitement, or emotion.  they're generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong.


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« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2010, 10:04:47 PM »

Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl!
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2010, 10:07:53 PM »

there has never been a planet janet hasn't seen.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2011, 11:37:18 AM »

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2011, 10:23:04 AM »

Hahaha! So I come back here for the first time since starting this thread and find it's still kind of active. Nice work, you slightly encouraged me to stay. On to responses to some specific people:


this thread.

eta: + had uber crush on you back in the day.

Me?

this will certainly be of no help whatsoever, but why do you care about fitting into some 'Box clique or other?

Just start shooting your mouth off. it's all I've ever done here.


No, no, no. I don't care about the cliques or anything. It's cool that folks from the greater masses here find smaller like-minded groups. I was just saying that rejoining here, I feel a little lost as to who is who.

In fact, let's lighten things up and debate abortion to see who's who.  >:D


i do agree that the box has become a less relevent forum since the advent of twitter....also it does seemdominated by teen girls discussing hot boys/girls and less focussed on art and Amanda and the Dolls....simple answer..start actually discussing the things that interest you  (including hot teens)

Well see, I live outside Boston, so it's cool to know there's local art/music folk, but I don't really "care" about DD/AFP news so much that I need to discuss. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan and I can play some songs on piano and I've converted quite a few folks to the music. But if I'm coming back here, I don't even look at the brigade/band news forums.

[addresses fanboy/girls]

I've never been one for gossip/obsessed with favorite artists lives. Although I love how Amanda uses the internet and creates a community of fans, and does things like help people like that Tristan kid. As an aspiring film maker/musician/busker, I certainly have learned from her. Her talk at Harvard about relationship between artist and audience was great.

Anyways, I'm gonna poke around a bit.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2011, 10:44:40 AM »

In fact, let's lighten things up and debate abortion to see who's who.  >:D

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« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2011, 11:49:59 AM »


Just start shooting your mouth off. it's all I've ever done here.


That's all I've ever done, from start to finish!  I'm a drama llama.  My gamertag on the Xbox machine isn't Caddybomb for nothin'!
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« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2011, 12:07:01 PM »

Bunch of senile old farts itt.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2011, 03:42:36 AM »

i dunno if this counts as bumping an older thread because its like at the top of the first page but whatever

i am trying really hard to like be here but like it's not working at all, like no one's fucking arguing with me or anything :\

shadowbox please, i'm like bored as hell.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2011, 04:17:09 AM »

i dunno if this counts as bumping an older thread because its like at the top of the first page but whatever

i am trying really hard to like be here but like it's not working at all, like no one's fucking arguing with me or anything :\

shadowbox please, i'm like bored as hell.
come to the paedophilia taday thread or one of the other recent contraversies......we still have em, just not quite the multi thread ravings of yore
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2011, 04:59:50 AM »

i dunno if this counts as bumping an older thread because its like at the top of the first page but whatever

i am trying really hard to like be here but like it's not working at all, like no one's fucking arguing with me or anything :\

shadowbox please, i'm like bored as hell.
Awww, you just aren't obnoxious enough young Jessekins.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2011, 08:28:12 AM »

You, like, aren't like, annoying enough, like.  :knuppel2:
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« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2011, 02:03:28 PM »

You, like, aren't like, annoying enough, like.  :knuppel2:
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2011, 04:11:40 PM »


okaaaaay - alright already - you're a douchebag!

feel better now?
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« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2011, 05:24:24 PM »

okaaaaay - alright already - you're a douchebag!

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2011, 05:33:02 PM »

I think the point of that is to respond with another insult, to really get the argument going.  Or pick someone really easy to wind up, I know you can do it, Jesse.

haha oh, i need to build my shadowbox literacy back up. i wasn't too serious about the argument thing though.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2011, 07:47:03 PM »

I think the point of that is to respond with another insult, to really get the argument going.  Or pick someone really easy to wind up, I know you can do it, Jesse.

haha oh, i need to build my shadowbox literacy back up. i wasn't too serious about the argument thing though.
Then you should have written it in green. ;)
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #64 on: August 02, 2011, 09:04:21 PM »

I thought that about my response, and while I like the idea of the green thing, I think it's just a bit obvious.  And sarcasm is better when it's sneaky. 
Maybe I should have written the whole post in green...
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2011, 02:08:41 AM »

Confusion only happens when green is mentioned, see!  It's an evil concept.
That's a greenist statement and you know it.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2011, 02:14:35 AM »

Confusion only happens when green is mentioned, see!  It's an evil concept.
That's a greenist statement and you know it.

I know it and I'm not ashamed.  I have something against green, green offends me personally, I fear it and it must go.
I've read about people like you in books. I hoped they were only works of fiction but the illusion has been shattered now.

GREEN FOREVER

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2011, 06:28:52 AM »

umm does anyone ever think that the whole green suggestion was sarcastic in the first place?
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #68 on: August 03, 2011, 07:22:07 AM »

umm does anyone ever think that the whole green suggestion was sarcastic in the first place?
If it was sarcasm it would have been in green.

I am starting to think this board has been infiltrated by a pack of greenist conspirators. Obviously here to spread disinformation and lies. 

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2011, 07:24:17 AM »

never.....
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« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2011, 11:19:45 AM »

Which came first...the sarcasm or the green?

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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2011, 11:57:03 AM »

Confusion only happens when green is mentioned, see!  It's an evil concept.
That's a greenist statement and you know it.

I know it and I'm not ashamed.  I have something against green, green offends me personally, I fear it and it must go.
I've read about people like you in books. I hoped they were only works of fiction but the illusion has been shattered now.

GREEN FOREVER

(Purple's prettier)

No no, we exist all around the world.  We have meetings about how to annihilate green most effectively, but you never do know where it's going to rear its ugly head.  I understand this must be like entering the world of Harry Potter and realising they are all just insane, not magic, but the truth needs to be said.

Purple is prettier, yes.

purple is also more impressive when found in nature.  down with the green!
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2011, 12:54:37 PM »

some people like green cheese
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« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2011, 01:14:34 PM »

i hear it comprises over 90% of the moon's strata.
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« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2011, 01:56:35 PM »

It's not easy being a frog.


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« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2011, 03:52:20 PM »

axolotls > frogs

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« Reply #76 on: August 03, 2011, 06:08:32 PM »

axolotls > frogs

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« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2012, 09:49:48 PM »

I can't seem to bring myself to come back here 100% either. I lurk every once in a while and post every now and then but I just can't do it full time. I have 16 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes of my life logged on this forum. It just doesn't feel like home anymore.

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« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2012, 01:59:30 PM »

it's never felt like home to me. i can't even grasp what that means. i just have fun here.

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« Reply #79 on: August 28, 2012, 09:26:52 PM »

I used to be on here all the time and I had a blast. I think I just got to the point where some of the people on here made me feel unwanted for various reasons. I started feeling like I didn't belong and that I should be on The Box. Like being a DD/Amanda fan wasn't enough. It's hard to explain.

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« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2012, 03:54:22 PM »

it's never felt like home to me. i can't even grasp what that means. i just have fun here.

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« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2012, 04:01:38 PM »

for me the forum became a secondary place when amanda opened her twitter account. most of the action, news and intelligent discussions seem to be going on over there. plus on twitter amanda retweets only the most relative and positive so you don't get the nasty comments or the conversations that turn into spam that  you tend to get on a forum
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« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2012, 05:29:38 PM »

it's never felt like home to me. i can't even grasp what that means. i just have fun here.

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Fun should definitely be the only criteria.

Umm, but isn't your home is where you often have fun? Lol.

As i'm not that into Amanda's solo works, i sometimes feel myself like a foreigner, like somebody who is completely unable to understand what it's really about. Anyway i still get easily impressed by some works/blogs/posts of her and Neil Gaiman, that's one of the reasons that keep me here. On the other hand i really like the people here, there's always somebody to listen to you,give you good advices, laugh with you etc. I also like it when i read weird news or scientific facts here. It's not like Fb or some other social network.

I sometimes can't find the power in myself to post things in here, but i definitely like to read any posts written by any of the Boxers.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #83 on: September 04, 2012, 05:25:49 PM »

for me the forum became a secondary place when amanda opened her twitter account. most of the action, news and intelligent discussions seem to be going on over there. plus on twitter amanda retweets only the most relative and positive so you don't get the nasty comments or the conversations that turn into spam that  you tend to get on a forum

really? twitter seems so random to me... she retweets interesting posts by people but you can't really have a deeper conversation with them.. there's so many people and i don't feel like i want to talk to any stranger that happened to be retweeted by amanda or someone else in my stream... maybe twitter is just too fast for my taste.
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Re: Dear Shadowbox, Why am I having such a hard time coming back here?
« Reply #84 on: September 04, 2012, 07:49:20 PM »

for me the forum became a secondary place when amanda opened her twitter account. most of the action, news and intelligent discussions seem to be going on over there. plus on twitter amanda retweets only the most relative and positive so you don't get the nasty comments or the conversations that turn into spam that  you tend to get on a forum

really? twitter seems so random to me... she retweets interesting posts by people but you can't really have a deeper conversation with them.. there's so many people and i don't feel like i want to talk to any stranger that happened to be retweeted by amanda or someone else in my stream... maybe twitter is just too fast for my taste.
my point was that on twitter we all interact with Amanda and Amanda with us and even though we don't interact whithin the fanbase, for many people it seems to be all they need!
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