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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:35 pm

Experience has showed me that in times where I am falling into psychosis I write things that, to me, seem brilliant. After coming back closer to reality it's clear that they are much less than that. I can live with that, but the other danger is that I will write or say something that is permanently damaging to a friendship. At this time, I am falling deeply into such an episode.

I didn't want to just vanish and leave everyone wondering if I got hit by a bus, (even if this spikes a wonderful "Where has he gone" poll.)

So, that's the deal. Those of you who frame reality in such a way might find the time to say a prayer for me and my family. Those who don't might take a second to wish me luck. Either would be appreciated.

I'll be listening to the podcast, and reading the forums.

I'm sorry it will probably be awhile before you get another chapter, Tom. At the moment, I'm too busy fighting the Nightmare War to actually write about it.

Norm, I should probably go on hiatus from the Slush, but I love helping and as soon as I am feeling better (God willing) I'll bug you to please let me back in the loop.

I love you all. The drabblecast and it's community have given me much reason to hope that my aspirations to write are not just a manifestation of delusion, by giving me my first baby-step of success.

Love one another, always.

Sincerely,

Steven D. Lidster
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Post by eric_marsh » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:58 pm

OK guy, whatever you are comfortable with. Please bear in mind that many of your friends here understand your condition and can take it into account. At the very least we can use PMs to let you know if we feel that's it's altering your perspective.

Regardless, I hope to see you next time around.
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Re: Hiatus

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:41 pm

And I hope to be back. This is about my condition and putting focus where it needs to be, on getting better and working on my personal situations regarding support of my family. No one here has ever called me nutty, loony, or taken offense. You've all welcomed me with open arms and given me support that I know will continue even in my abstentia.
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Re: Hiatus

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:46 pm

Again, whatever you feel comfortable with. But no need to protect me, I find it fascinating to learn how people are in other states of reality. If you want to keep it off the forums, I'll just write you directly. But if there is any portion of this community which helps keep you grounded, don't give it up. We can take it.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by strawman » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:51 pm

Miss Grimsley says to tell you she prays for you daily.

If you suspect that might not be helpful, okay. But when you get well, know that she's going to take credit.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:07 pm

Props for good priorities.

The internet gets a bad rap as a place where people indulge in delusion at expense to their real lives. It's good judgement that you would deliberately avoid such temptations and take a step back to focus on things at home. :thumbs:
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Re: Hiatus

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:48 pm

You're all the best, (strange, weird, suspect in your own mental states as well, hey it takes one to know one) and some of the finest friends I've never met.

Thank you all for the support (even Miss Grimsley's)

It's not goodbye, it's see you later.

(good lord willin and the creek don't rise...)
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Re: Hiatus

Post by Phenopath » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:15 pm

Dude :(

Keep your pecker up.
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Re: Hiatus

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:23 pm

Working on it.

I love the cranberries. Always helps to listen to someone that is more depressed than me.
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Re: Hiatus

Post by Phenopath » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:27 pm

Hey, aren't you gone already ;)
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Re: Hiatus

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:36 pm

I said I'd be lurking. And I will use this as an "I'm still standing" thread. (I like Elton John, too. Damn the UK and their musical superiority...)
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Re: Hiatus

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:23 am

Dude, the cranberries are the worst! Talk about making you feel better
"In your head, in your head, they're still fighting..."
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Re: Hiatus

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:43 am

Like I said. It makes me feel better knowing that I'm not THE most depressed person in the world. Puts in all in perspective. Plus, I have a thing for Dolores. Different strokes, you know.

Of course if I lived in Ireland I'd probably be that depressed too.

Naturally, I'm a big Sting fan, too.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:23 pm

Oh she has a sinfully sexy voice. It's hard not to have a thing for her.
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Re: Hiatus

Post by zZzacha » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:18 pm

Yo, ROU! We can still do the funny bunny things we used to do, right? And I do mean that in the most friendly and sincere bunny-to-ROU way possible.

Ah, you know, I quite understand what you mean when you write about the hiatus. Take it from me, a girl with ADHD and mild autism. I'm just quite nutty and I use that as a power of good but I do understand the hiatus because that's how I feel from time to time as well.

Well, I must be having a good day today, opening up like this. There will be days that I will deny I ever wrote this.

Norm, you do know that you're gathering some weird folks here, right? And we love it here! Well, at least I do.
I'll be there in 5 minutes. If not, read this again.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:27 pm

Thanks bunny-girl. I know I'm far from being alone in finding reality a difficult thing to pin down. (Especially around these here parts...)

Norm's gotta be more than aware of the preponderonce of odd-balls, (Shucks he asked for it with the drabblecasts tag-line from the git-go)

Ya listen to his music though, and it's obvious we all fit in well together.

Either that or he's just building his client base for "Norm Sherman's Spa and Retreat for the Clinically Strange."
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Post by zZzacha » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:42 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:Norm's gotta be more than aware of the preponderonce of odd-balls, (Shucks he asked for it with the drabblecasts tag-line from the git-go)

Ya listen to his music though, and it's obvious we all fit in well together.

Either that or he's just building his client base for "Norm Sherman's Spa and Retreat for the Clinically Strange."
Yeah, I love this little part of the universe, this Drabble-verse and the family that inhabits it.
Listening to Norm's music in his Spa?! That is one vacation I will sign on for, right away.

And I think I'm just going to use the term "Clinically Strange" to describe my mental state from now on.
I'll be there in 5 minutes. If not, read this again.

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Re: Hiatus

Post by StalinSays » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:00 pm

No worries my man. We all have our struggles. We'll be here when you come back, like a big family, a big family in disparate physical locations who don't actually know what each other look like. Picture me as Sir Didymus perched bedside, from the mirror, in that final scene in Labyrinth. "Should you need us..."
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Re: Hiatus

Post by tbaker2500 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:32 pm

Clinically Strange! I love it!
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Re: Hiatus

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:40 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:Clinically Strange! I love it!
Yea, not bad. Normal is boring.
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