Post by gr0undzer0 on Feb 11, 2012 18:08:16 GMT -5
its a strange dynamic here, none that I have ever seen before, as Fields at Midnight said we may all "actively hate each other" but we are still a family......as dysfunctional as it gets but still deep down we are a family and we watch out for each other.
I could not agree more! Nice to see new people finding this thread, let's keep it sticky for now
There is no way i can express the way my friends here have helped me throughout these past difficult years. When i hurt i tend to crawl away and disappear, then implode. There's been so many occaissions when friends here were set on keeping an eye on me and it has been such a big help. If you're not able to go out and communicate in the real world, the internet can be a hurdle that is possible to take. Sometimes it wasn't a hurdle i took and friends here (and on facebook) would lure me back in. I had books recommanded & sent to me, heartwarming cards, little boxes of precious gifts from a little bead to the incredible cards i started this thread about and much much more.
My life has never been as hard as it is now. Nine months since my husband passed away, 10 months since my mum-in-law (who looked after me since i was 13) passed on, my dad-in-law in blissful Alzheimer haze is still around more or less and the only one now that i have to look after. Now that my cat Stonehenge died the house is so fuckin empty it is unbearable. To be able to come here, and on facebook, and find caring friends from all over the world is a gift i never thought i would get.
This is why it made me furious when someone that was relatively new insisted that this board was negative. And to see how several other not so regular visitors were able to chase our first and most informed and active moderator off this board forever. It made my stomach turn. I get the odd conflict with twats and trolls here but have never been treated as badly as Foz was. And all this drama because of no more than 5 people - in a community of 20 to 50 regulars that come in here more often than the small group ever did.
So i say THREE FUCKIN CHEERS FOR OWIE!!! and the very warmest of hugs for my dear friend Foz
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
So this is something I need to share..... I will actually sticky this!
Today brought me the best thing since my husband Rob passed away 4,5 months ago. Life has been a huge struggle, I keep finding myself sobbing on the kitchen floor, there's days when i am not quite sure how to get back up on my feet, missing my Rob, not even registering the fact my mum-in-law died a few weeks before he did, taking care of my Alzheimer dad-in-law, coming to terms with a life that feels not worth living half the time....
And this shows up through UPS:
Who said this community is about negative emotions & endless bickering? I want everyone to know this board is about International Connections, about people looking out for eachother, friendships that form from across oceans, taking care of others that have a rough time of it.
This card was started on april 1st 2011, when Rob was still alive and my Owie-friends decided to make us feel better. I am sure Rob would have gotten a massive kick out of it!
Here's the path of travelling these cards made:
So THANK YOU Foz for making all of this possible!!! THANK YOU Shoney, the Worde, Beaty, Cookie, Maidli, Borrocho, Lava, Romini, Snotface, Barriers, Montage, Miracle, Raeni, DC, Dope, Dimples, m0ng0, Fields at Midnight, Solitude, Mockingbird, Siner, Thalia, Breakerfall & Mokkly! And THANK YOU Seattle Show crew for getting Lanegan to scribble all over the first card. That is fucking brilliant.
I understand there's been enormous efforts on many parts to get this thing done. Don't anyone say we are a sour group of people! This is what friendship is, this is what is pulling me through. I love you peeps!!! xxxx
I spent alot of time looking at this hanging on the wall and it makes me realize yet again what a BADASS bunch of peeps we are