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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by AureliusofPhoenix, Sep 19, 2018.
Glad you enjoyed your one in one with nature, and welcome back!
Thanks! I think I’m gonna make it a lifestyle at some point
An honourable vocation, and one I might pursue myself later in life, should the modern world become too strenuous. You should fill us in with the details of your venture sometime, I think we would all find that very interesting.
I’ll do so, when I feel up to it. Nearly amputated a finger. That was fun.
Oh jeez dude, what'd you do, flip off an otter?
How is frostbite even real just make a fire ahaha
Boi I was ready to chop my finger off before I realized it was getting better. Don’t talk to me about REAL
Imagine chopping your finger off because of a little necrosis.
Imagine cutting ALL your fingers off because you were ghoulified
Imagine living out a painful existence where every other irradiated fuck hates you for having the worst external signs of it and being doomed to total decomposition or mental shutdown and not even having big green muscles at the end of the day.
Imagine having those big green muscles but being absolutely sterile.
And still having baby penis.
I bet you wouldn't say that to Marcus.
Ok, amicis, today we’re talking about:
Adventures in Tree-Sitting and Why I Changed My Avatar to Dennis
So, first off, I had a lot of fun in the 3 days I was in the woods. But why I went there wasn’t the best. In truth, I was running from my problems. From the idea that I’d failed someone close to me. And I felt useless, and powerless to help them, and I wanted to escape that feeling. And rather than deal with it like an adult, I ran off. And for three days I suffered in the cold and snow, living in a tent and off of Ritz crackers and the occasional squirrel. Yet I loved it.
Being away from it all, even while suffering, was better than anything I’ve experienced in civilization. That doesn’t change why I did it, however. Which brings us to the weird reason I changed my avatar 4 times in one night before settling on Dennis Reynolds. Out of all the characters in It’s Always Sunny, or any other show, really, I relate to Dennis most. I’ve always described myself as a less-rapey version of him, and for the most part it’s true. Sometimes weird sense of humor, narcissistic to cover up insecurities, emotionally stunted and emotionally unstable, etc. We even have the same personality disorder (Borderline), which likely accounts for why we both have these issues in any case.
Anyways, a close friend was brutally honest with me. And they made me realize what a cunt I’ve been at times. So, I changed my avatar to Dennis; every time I look at it, I’ll see it as what not to be. I’m going to work on myself, and be better, not just for that friend but for myself. And, in a way, looking at Dennis is like looking in a creepy mirror of the absolute worst I could become. And it shows me that I can be better, that I can recognize when I’m being a real Dennis and correct the situation. So, until my whole “journey of improvement” is done, Glenn Howerton’s face is going to stare back at me every time I log in to this site. To remind me that i can be better. And that I have to be better. For all of you.
Shameless Plug of Our Discord
It's on my profile too, but this time I'm just gonna advertise something (It's technically news. I guess). So. Are you a member of the NMA Discord? Do you enjoy having Black Rose and I monopolize the conversation? Do you wish you could spend more time with us? Well, now you can.
Rose and I are running a Discord server together. Originally created so that other people in the NMA server would have a chance to speak without it being buried under our shit, it's now evolving into its own thing, besides just a tool to lighten the load on Arnust. Come, stay awhile. Step into the office of AureliusofPhoenix. What've you got to lose?
Search for "Office of AureliusofPhoenix, esq." You'll know it by the cowboy Pikachu.
EDIT: Better yet, have a link. https://discord.gg/hDJ2Yk7
I Can’t See the Keyboard But I’m Happy
All in the title, friends. I’m back, after a hiatus of over 4 months. I’m a journalist now. I write articles and interview people; in other words, I do journalist things. The reason I’m writing this after so long is to tell you all that life is as good or bad as you make it. That sometimes, it’s ok to get depressed and drink because we all have off days. We all have times where we fuck up. But you can’t let them overwhelm you. You can’t let the bad outweigh the good because when you do you’ll find that you’re more miserable than had you just taken the hit.
Very recently, I learned some very hurtful things. And they’re tearing me up inside. But if I didn’t just accept it and move on, if I dwell on it, it only makes the situation worse. I wrote this thread to make people feel less alone. To make them realize that there are others going through similar issues, similar suffering. And that it’s ok to be not ok. I’ve seen some of the readers of this thread grow into amazing people, and I’ve been proud to call myself their friend. One is going to college, one is starting a new life, and one came out of his shell to interact with us, to name a few. And I’m so very grateful for all of them. I’m so very grateful to know that I’m not just writing this to waste time or essentially talk to a wall.
You all, the NMA community, are wonderful people. And I’ve met my very best friends here. Cheers; this next one is for you.
20Q With Aure
So I’ve come to realize that a lot of people have read this thread. More than I ever thought would even give a fuck. The thought that it’s possibly helped even one of them is a source of elation for me, the idea that maybe someone doesn’t make the same fuckups as I do. That’s why I’m formally extending an invitation to ask me anything.
I’ve technically done this before, but I’m doing so overtly; if there’s any advice you want, or things you wanna know about me, etc, post it here or PM me, and I’ll respond as soon as I possibly can. This door has always been open, but figure I’ll tell you all again, for any latecomers to this party (welcome btw).
Be safe out there, folks. Love ya all.