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Some Things, I Thought the Blog Page was nearly Dead Anyway

Posted 12-09-2015 at 11:34 AM by STM
Updated 12-09-2015 at 12:58 PM by STM
Why are we infracting people for going off topic now? The place is dead, you wanna stimulate conversation, not penalise it.

I'm getting more and more into politics and slipping further and further towards the radical left. I've been considering going to rallies to listen to Jeremy Corbyn and I've generally been just turned on to politics, like there's an alternative to Conservative bull shit. I dunno, just been kinda flirting with the idea of doing something bigger than me.

I'm well settled into the apartment now. Life is mundane, this is everything I've worked for for the last seven months and now I'm here I don't know what to do with my life. I have nothing to look forward to and I'm pretty much just going through the motions.

I'm not good at being smothered and my missus is 100% the smothering type. It puts a strain on my ability to commit sometimes and I've had thoughts about breaking it off. Creeping, insidious thoughts that I try to push down because be that as it may. I love her and she worships me, what we have is great and I'd be insane to toss that away. She's amazing but troubled, I want to be there until she passes through that and then it'll be more clean sailing.

I'm reading more, doing something productive on my commutes; slipping into another world just for forty minutes or so is a pretty powerful release. I'm about 110 pages into Wool at the moment, fucking good reading right there.

I wish I could be more interesting, I wish I had something cool to share but I'm just boring right now. Someone tell me something cool they've been up to...

I miss MA, MM, Phylum, OANST, Oddjob and Vyrien and Crash and plenty more...I feel like the ones of us that are left are here out of habit more than choice.
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Jordan's Avatar
Maybe things will take some more time to get used to. I don't know how the whole adult thing works. Have you discussed what you're feeling with your gf? How does she feel about the new place?

My life is pretty lame too. Knuckling down on final year work to get good grades and build a portfolio for when I start looking for work. Doesn't leave much room for a social life besides weekends which are pretty much reserved for seeing my bf.
Posted 12-09-2015 at 01:59 PM by Jordan Jordan is offline

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Manco's Avatar
Politics is super important and if you go about it the right way it can be exciting and rewarding. I highly encourage anyone to give it a shot.

Also the forums are basically on their way out since the audience these days has migrated to social media, and we shot ourselves in the foot years ago by getting too insular and letting toxic people get settled in.
Posted 12-09-2015 at 02:09 PM by Manco Manco is offline

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I still visit here everyday just to check up on things. Even if I have you lot on Facebook or something, I still only talk to you here.

For some reason...
Posted 12-09-2015 at 02:40 PM by Crashpunk Crashpunk is offline

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Manco's Avatar
Probably because itís a lot easier to be an ass when all your friends and family canít see it.
Posted 12-09-2015 at 04:13 PM by Manco Manco is offline

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I keep having thoughts that I want to investigate politics more as well as music, since I want to be able to have a more felt positive influence, and since the two are, after all, related. I'm a big Corbyn supporter and member of the Labour party, and since I'm in London most of the time now, I keep meaning to get to more things where Corbyn or McDonnell et al are speaking.

Also I still come here and flick through the pages before realising nothing's really going on that's of interest/at all, a bit like thumbing through a shit newspaper. It feels like I'm watching a flame burn down the last few millimeters of the wick.
Posted 12-12-2015 at 07:08 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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hey man! i was wondering how you were doing just the other day. coincidence.

at the moment all my life consists of is scraping together enough cash to pay the rent and bills and trying to live off whatever i have left over, which isn't a lot. i'm out of work and on benefits and it's difficult to find a job that will cover my outgoings. i feel trapped.

concerning OWF: i miss everyone here, especially the old crew, and i regret the way i've acted in the past. i also regret sharing certain information about my life here; i feel like i abused the good nature of the people here, or at least some of the people that used to be here, and now people look at me differently. most people have grown up and gone on to greener pastures and all that's left here are memories. makes me sad.

great memories though. i still laugh out loud when i think of some of our escapades. much love, babe.
Posted 12-16-2015 at 06:52 AM by MA MA is offline

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STM's Avatar
I'm in a similar situation at the moment. My girlfriend has been in and out of jobs a lot since we moved in together and money is tight. Once we bought presents for people, paid bills, bought food and all that shit, there's enough left to maybe treat ourselves to a haircut and some fucking branded toothpaste. I keep telling myself the lean times aren't forever. We'll see.

I miss you man, I miss so many fucking people and the fact I forgot to mention Wil, WoF, Kastere, Oddjob and all that, that makes me fucking sad too.

Hit me up sometime maybe, I found out the other day you're like five minutes away from where one of the managers who works for us lives...small world.
Posted 12-16-2015 at 12:45 PM by STM STM is offline

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MA's Avatar
i miss you too, man. it's nice to know someone else out there cares for my wretched soul. i care about you and so many other people here. it's good to know that it's reciprocated.

is this the part where we have sex?
Posted 12-18-2015 at 12:08 PM by MA MA is offline
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STM's Avatar
I hope so. <3
Posted 12-18-2015 at 01:13 PM by STM STM is offline

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I miss you man, I miss so many fucking people and the fact I forgot to mention Wil, WoF, Kastere, Oddjob and all that, that makes me fucking sad too.
You mentioned me in your first post!

Also, I'm glad to see you're still around, MA. I wonder about you from time to time (as I do other members too, but I'm not going to make a list).
Posted 12-20-2015 at 12:11 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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STM's Avatar
I miss you so much I had to say it twice.

If you're ever at a London Corbyn rally, hit me up, I've been meaning to go to one for months after I voted for him. I've been considering joining the Labour Party for a little while now, what sort of stuff do you end up being involved in, or what's the benefit?
Posted 12-20-2015 at 12:30 PM by STM STM is offline

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I've meant to go to so many demonstrations since I moved to London, but have ended up so busy I've not had chance yet! But I'll definitely let you know, I'd love to see Corbyn and/or McDonnell.
To be honest, I'm not really a model member (I have the values, I should just be a bit more active...). You sometimes get invited to meetings/discussions by your MP (back home, when I first joined, local party members were invited to my MP's place for a barbecue and discussion - shame I don't like her!), so you do get a chance to personally discuss things with the people who represent you in the House of Commons, and also, a lot of votes are offered via email. For the PMQs, Corbyn sometimes uses questions from Labour Party members, so you occasionally get an email asking for a contribution like that.

Speaking of London, Johnny Vegas recently visited my local bar.... shame I was at a concert
Posted 12-20-2015 at 12:51 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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STM's Avatar
Ah, to be honest that sounds worth the cash, it's a pretty small sum of money for under 25s so maybe I'll sign up. What part of London have you moved to OjA, if you don't mind me asking?
Posted 12-20-2015 at 01:03 PM by STM STM is offline

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Yeah, it's not much money, worth it to support opposition to the Tories in my opinion.

I'm in Bethnal Green, so it's not far from Shoreditch, and isn't that long a tube ride away from Camden, Southbank and other similarly interesting places. I like it, but I'm skint! I probably can't afford to live down here for that much longer, although I have some jobs coming up that should pay well if they take off.
Whereabouts are you based again? I seem to remember you saying, was it just outside London or something? I don't know, I can't remember...
Posted 12-20-2015 at 01:13 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline
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STM's Avatar
Ah, I used to work in Bethnal Green as a labourer, I know the area vaguely, it's certainly pretty interesting, not too far from Boxpark and that...

I'm near Watford, way out west near the border between Herts and Bucks...still only about 100 minutes from the east end lol.
Posted 12-20-2015 at 02:49 PM by STM STM is offline

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Funnily enough, I walked past Boxpark yesterday. Not too far from it, I found a really good blues bar, can see myself visiting that mor regularly.

Can't say I know Watford, haven't travelled out that far, find myself sticking mainly to the more central areas, mainly because I've been busy. Keep meaning to go see my mate in Surrey, actually, maybe I should stop being a lazy fucker.
Posted 12-21-2015 at 02:43 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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STM's Avatar
Yeah stop being a lazy fucker, OjA you old codger.
Posted 12-23-2015 at 06:01 AM by STM STM is offline

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My nan lives in Watford
Posted 01-02-2016 at 11:31 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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STM's Avatar
I know.
Posted 01-03-2016 at 03:25 AM by STM STM is offline

 

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