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DeeperRed

Any chance you could PM your email? I've only got my IPad around so I can only email it. It's not long at all, can probably read it in 10 minutes. And that's cool, technically proficient at screenwriting. It's the story side I struggle with. Cheers man

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Mokrie Dela

nah, that's under NSA control ;)

 

 

Just post it here as a topic man, or PM me it; the former will leave it open for others to offer feedback, the latter means I'll read it and offer feedback privately.

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DeeperRed

I'll PM you it when I get to the office, as don't have a computer at home. Cheers man, I hope you enjoy it. I'll do the whole public thing once it's in its final form.

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AEsob

It's Valentine's day tomorrow. I feel like I need a bullet in my head.

 

How do you guys deal with Depression and loneliness?

 

Aesob

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Rhoda

You feel bad on days like Valentine's Day because you're conditioned to feel bad by merchandisers and advertisers paid to promote the "holiday" and sell products. Obviously something as couple-centric as Valentine's Day is going to drag you down, more so if you feel isolated and alone for most of the year. The best advice I can give is work on being happy alone. It isn't easy and there's a reason I said "work on" - it is work. It isn't easy for some people, because we're our own worst critics. It's easier to focus on the bad because we feel self conscious about admitting our good qualities. We've been taught that it's egotistical, and that it's bad to brag. While arrogance isn't necessarily a good trait, confidence certainly is. People can pick up vibes better than you think. If you're content with yourself you'll find it's a lot easier to open up to others.

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Mokrie Dela

I remember I hated Valentine's Day; it was rubbing my face in it. Realising the commercialism and how empty it is helped. But I'm in a relationship, so I am duty bound to play ball, now.

Depression, however, is serious. If you're suffering, get help. It's difficult, and can take a while but reach out, and do so relentlessly. CBT or therapy are options. For Brits and Canadians, were lucky as it's free and I know the us for example you'd have to pay, but depression can get very, very bad. Aside from suicide, it can stop you living. Getting a job, socialising, living your life is almost impossible.

If you're just feeling a bit bummed, go for run or work out, write or paint, hang with your mates, rub one out, whatever will cheer you up!

I hope you're in the latter catagory, because depression is a f*cking killer


In terms of how to 'Cope' I find poetry effective in venting.

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AEsob

I'm not just feeling a bit bummed, I'm feeling 'Depressed'.

 

I've had this feeling for months, and it doesn't help that I don't have friends, most people who understand me are dead. So, who am I supposed to reach out to? I don't trust the shrink, because I used to have major psychological conditions, and he'll think as if it was some kind of relapse.

 

(My therapy was supposed to end two years ago, I mention depression and BAM! One more year burning a hole in my pocket, or to be more precise, in my bank account.)

 

I find De Staat to have a calming effect. The dark and melancholy mood strikes me as something I'm very familiar with.

 

Aesob

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Mokrie Dela

Depression is like any illness. If you get help, it's possible to manage it or sometimes banish it. But ignoring it or not addressing it, it might get worse and could end up really serious

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TonyZimmzy

It's generally another game script, but set in Brazil. I really don't have the same passion I once had for writing to continue with an original story. One day, I will work on the novel I've had planned for a long time, but that day wont be any time soon. This is more just for a bit of fun.

I'm almost as bad as Oxidizer was...

 

I'm sure at least 1 or 2 people will catch that reference. I'm recently finding my passion for writing once more. No idea why I switched off for so long, but best not to force anything.

 

I'm gonna start blank with something soon. Hope everyone is well.

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Mokrie Dela

Good to see you back man! Yeah it's difficult when you're in that rut. With a full project it is indeed best not to force it but inactivity also breeds inactivity. It's important to get writing again when you're not, and forcing yourself if exactly what's needed sometimes. You can do that with shorts or side projects - that's what RUN is - and your bigger project won't suffer and can reap the benefits.

 

Of course, with this section as quiet as it has been for the last year or so, I've begun to wander if here is a wise place to post or not. I honestly don't know what the future has in store for WD, but seeing you back, at least, does give me some hope, even if it's naive or short lived as it is whenever ziggy pops up

 

 

Oh how I've missed that avatar!

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TonyZimmzy

Yeah man, who knows. I always just wrote for myself. I finished my Empires story long ago, but never finished posting it here as nobody seemed all that interested in it. I think the golden days of this board are long gone now. 06-08 were good times. I added most people to Facebook from here - if you shoot me your link, I'd happily add you to keep in contact there :).

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Loch Dawg

 

It's generally another game script, but set in Brazil. I really don't have the same passion I once had for writing to continue with an original story. One day, I will work on the novel I've had planned for a long time, but that day wont be any time soon. This is more just for a bit of fun.

I'm almost as bad as Oxidizer was...

 

I'm sure at least 1 or 2 people will catch that reference. I'm recently finding my passion for writing once more. No idea why I switched off for so long, but best not to force anything.

 

I'm gonna start blank with something soon. Hope everyone is well.

 

 

f*ck man i miss oxi any idea what happened to him? last time i spoke to him he was looking at joining the army

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AEsob

Tony, welcome back man!

Mokrie, take it from a depressed, self-hating guy here, don't lose hope in WD.

 

AEsob

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Ziggy455

Yeah man, who knows. I always just wrote for myself. I finished my Empires story long ago, but never finished posting it here as nobody seemed all that interested in it. I think the golden days of this board are long gone now. 06-08 were good times. I added most people to Facebook from here - if you shoot me your link, I'd happily add you to keep in contact there :).

 

What is up, my negroid?

 

To be honest I haven't been active lately but I've been writing choc-a-bloc. I've actually sent off some short stories and I'm currently writing one called I Fell In Love With A Pornstar! My writing has increased tenfold lately. I'm gonna stick around a bit now though as I've got out of uni and I'm working. How's everybody else doing anyway?

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AEsob

Well, I personally am not doing good, I got professional help, but even though she is a lot lot better than what my previous doctor was, she's not helping, even though it's my fault really.

 

I don't know what happening, but I feel really bad.

Sudden bouts of Paranoia, a lot of pain across my entire back, feverishness...I live on paracetamol these days.

 

Sorry, I do not mean to constantly annoy people, it's just that you guys are the only people who actually don't ignore me. So thanks Albany, Mokrie and Carbon for talking to a suffering madman and giving him a break from constantly brooding and drinking.

 

AEsob

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Mokrie Dela

Usual struggles with ideas and getting views but nothing serious ziggy. Good to hear you're writing again - good luck on your submissions.

 

Aesob, stick with it man. Things don't change overnight, and the road is long and difficult but there is a destination.

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AEsob

Hey, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar. How many of you guys watched The Revenant? I'll watch it tomorrow.

R.I.P. tragic memes.

 

AEsob

 

P.S. If Leonardo finally won the Oscar, I think I can overcome my depression and lethargy too. Just give me 23 years...

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SRB

Anybody here remember "The Bar" topic. Where people wrote their own characters into a progressive story? And the timeline of the events of the bar were updated as it went on.

 

That was a fun topic, I wanna see it again. It was best for the more serious people in that topic, as there will always be those few trolls, or wannabee's who write in their super hero characters doing james bond moves.

 

That was prob one of my favorites though.

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AEsob

Anybody here remember "The Bar" topic. Where people wrote their own characters into a progressive story? And the timeline of the events of the bar were updated as it went on.

 

That was a fun topic, I wanna see it again. It was best for the more serious people in that topic, as there will always be those few trolls, or wannabee's who write in their super hero characters doing james bond moves.

 

That was prob one of my favorites though.

 

It's still here, somewhere...want to reopen that topic, friend? Hopefully we can get others to come in too.

 

AEsob

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SRB

I'd be more then willing to help with it, if it was to be re-started. I'm sure it would gain enough activity also, to keep it active.

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AEsob

Hey Mokrie? You still have the format to 'The Bar' don't you?

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Rhoda

For anyone who doesn't know, The Bar was a collaborative writing project where people would describe events happening in... well, a bar, believe it or not. There was no real end goal to it, but it was interesting seeing other characters play off each other as timelines often ran parallel. People would work together and use each other's characters sometimes to further a plot and give other people ideas on how to further develop the seedy goings-on of a bar where it's advised you bring your own glasses and don't start any trouble.

 

I see it's still open, though I would advise a complete overhaul.

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Mokrie Dela

If someone wants to do the work to overhaul it, and post a new version, go for it. I have no problem with a mammoth bump of the existing topic, either.

The bar and one shots were fantastic topics, and I'd love to see them flourishing again.

 

But whoever does so, they need to be aware that most of the time activity dwindles off here so as great as it may be, it might not last. But yeah I'd like to see it back

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Rhoda

I'm going to be honest, since returning and getting to grips with the new coding system of the forums I don't have the slightest clue how tables work. I could barely use the BB code for them, let alone Markdown or HTML or whatever.

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Mokrie Dela

[table]

 

 

test heading

 

test heading

 

 

 

test cell

 

test cell

 

 

 

test cell

 

test cell

 

[/table]

 

[table]test headingtest headingtest celltest celltest celltest cell[/table]
Much the same it seems, though there is no longer the 'bordered' table, at least the old code doesn't do it. Edited by Mokrie Dela

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Rhoda

Strange - I've just tried the code for myself and it wouldn't work. :whuh:

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SRB

I think that the original layout for the bar is fine. As long as it's moderated, and the trolls don't win, it should be fine. I'd be fine with a mammouth bump in the old topic. Maybe we just erase the history thats happened already, and everybody just starts blank again.

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GTAKid667

Strange - I've just tried the code for myself and it wouldn't work. :whuh:

Are you pasting the code into the editor in it's default state?

 

If you haven't already, click the light switch icon (0e2c2344788f5c0f17942645fe837b97.png) in the top left of the editor and it will switch to a BBCode View and the table code should work fine. There is a slight problem that tends to occur though and that is that a space gets created above the table as you can see from Mokrie's post above. That can be fixed by removing the line breaks after every closing [/th], [/td] and [/tr] tag although the code is then harder to read than the clear layout above if you need to edit it later on.

 

For example, Mokrie's Test Code with the line breaks removed would read:

 

[table] test heading test heading test cell test cell test cell test cell  [/table]
And that should display fine without any space created above by the editor. Just be sure to do it with the BBCode View on.

[table]

test heading test heading test cell test cell test cell test cell [/table]

 

I'd be happy to help recreate any tables in the topic into the current format if you need any help, feel free to ask :)

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Rhoda

I'd be more than happy to contribute, but it depends how much interest we'd get. :)

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SRB

I think we'd have enough people to make it interesting again. The only thing is, if we bumped the old topic, then how are we going to moderate it? Like how can we change the first post without Ziggy?

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