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Sorrow: I actually have to make this post. : (

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Joy: I've taken some serious crap recently. I underwent a revelation, underwent a long and arduous heel-face turn with less than minimal assistance, faced one of the most terrifying and inescapable bouts of bullying in my life, faced the complete uncertainty of my future, dealt with very disturbing and dangerous facts about myself, and realized that my only method of escape from it all was no escape at all, all while dealing with the raging hormones and stressful life of the average teenager, over the span of the past year and a half. And yet, despite my perceived weakness, through it all, I have survived, albeit a little worse for wear. Sure, what I experienced may pale in comparison to the struggles of some others. Sure, I may live a sheltered life otherwise. But when someone's bunker gets a hole and they have to look into the sun for the first time in a long time, who wouldn't cover their eyes and look away for at least a moment? I'm lucky I haven't let my eyes burn out yet, and I'm still staring through that hole.

Joy: After such a long time being tricked into the thought that I was cared about by my abusive, horrid, fiendish "friends", I've learned, perhaps for the first time in a long time, what it's like to have someone truly care about me. And for the first time in a long time I've found someone I can safely confide to without fearing hearing it from the nearest bully a week afterwards. And for the first time in a long time I've found someone who makes me laugh and doesn't follow up by insulting me. And for the first time in a long time I've found someone who doesn't use me as a chew toy. And for the first time in a long time I've found someone who saw through the facades I used to make sure at least some people liked me, and for the first time in a long time I've found someone who actually liked me for me.

For the first time ever, I've fallen in love with somebody. For real. No figurative, hyperbolic, forced, or misguided statements here. Just real, honest to god love.

And she loves me back.
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Those are some pretty serious joys. I'm happy for you. :3
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Mickey the Luxray wrote:
For the first time ever, I've fallen in love with somebody. For real. No figurative, hyperbolic, forced, or misguided statements here. Just real, honest to god love.

And she loves me back.
Wow. Congratulations, Mickey! I wish you two all the best of love and happiness together. I'm sure it will be well deserved. :)
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Congratulations, Mickey! Wish you two the best.
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That's great to hear, Mickey! Hope things go well for you guys! :P

Scared: I may be exaggerating just a bit by saying this but... I SWEAR there is a horde of cockroaches gathering outside our house right now. My mom and dad think I'm just being silly but, I am terrified right now... :(
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I'm happy to hear that Mickey! I wish you even more happiness to come. :)

Worry: I've got a lot of really close deadlines to meet for school. Yesterday I learned that my application for school was missing a key part - and the deadline for enrollment is Febuary 1. Luckily I was able to get that part fixed, but it might take some following up to make sure that it gets through in time. Secondly, I need to be sure that I can enroll as a student in order to sign the lease for the apartment I applied to, and I need to do that before 11 my time (it's around 8:15 my time right now), or else the hold on the room I requested (with my friends) will expire. That means I need that application to go through and be accepted ASAP - and the enrollment office doesn't open until 9.
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Joy: No classes today also! I don't know why I'm so happy as I just started the semester
Sorrow: I have more stuff to do with smaller deadlines.
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Joy: After considering all of my options, I have finally decided on a college to go to! :D Given that everything works out, I'll be moving there in August.
Sorrow: This has been a very depressing month due to what happened last year. It has become difficult to focus on anything.
Joy: I'm still staying ahead on my school work. This semester should be relativity easy.

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Joy: It finally seems I got the flow extender (for paint) I bought to work. I just have to add more than it says on the bottle.
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Sorrow: I was sick today
Joy: I feel better now!
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Joy: I was able to sign my lease today, and I'll be able to finish my school application soon.

Sorrow: I'm feeling generally depressed.
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Joy: It would seem that my former plans to be a pharmacy technician could still be achievable. My work has been in need of people, and my manager seems to be interested in my drive to improve my career.
Joy, my pet webcomic project is becoming a reality, and I might get it started up soon.
I also am glad some good is going on in a few of your lives, and hope the bad will clear up soon as well.
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Sorrow: Today, for the first time ever, I found a spider under the toilet seat. I guess that Australian stereotype really is true. :P
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Hlaoroo wrote:Sorrow: Today, for the first time ever, I found a spider under the toilet seat. I guess that Australian stereotype really is true. :P
I've heard about that. Still want to go to Australia though.

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Joy: exams and dental work are dealt with, that means I finally have enough time to waste xD
Sorrow(-ish?): Only 1 familliar name on the list of profs for the new term in college. It is quite scary, admittedly...
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What Australian stereotype would that be?
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Amazee Dayzee wrote:What Australian stereotype would that be?
spiders are everywhere I think?
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Joy: VEB and Drake are back! :mrgreen:
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Joy: I've been sleeping at lot more at my desired time! I wish to expire slower please. ^.^

Sorrow: My body is getting out of wack from the changing of sleep schedules. Oh boy.
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Whozjama wrote:Joy: I've been sleeping at lot more at my desired time! I wish to expire slower please. ^.^

Sorrow: My body is getting out of wack from the changing of sleep schedules. Oh boy.
The amount of changing sleep schedules I do, it'd take me an entire year of going to bed at a set time to get a semblance of full sleep.

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Deske wrote:
Whozjama wrote:Joy: I've been sleeping at lot more at my desired time! I wish to expire slower please. ^.^

Sorrow: My body is getting out of wack from the changing of sleep schedules. Oh boy.
The amount of changing sleep schedules I do, it'd take me an entire year of going to bed at a set time to get a semblance of full sleep.
I'm not sure if this is relavant, but I do remember a post somewhere, where a guy just kept sleeping later and later. From 2 am, gradually making a partial revolution back to 11-12 pm where he was 'going to sleep late' 22 hours past his bed time.
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Joy: I learned how to use the chainsaw today. I'm now 90% more dangerous! :P
Sorrow: I can use it, I just can't get the darn thing to start. :oops: Perhaps I'm only 10% more dangerous... :P
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Spiders under all the toilet seats.
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Scared?: I've comited myself to helping to run, and participating in, a hot pepper reviews panel in the vein of Hot Pepper Gaming at my anime club's convention. Complete with ghost peppers.
Joy: I'm excited for this
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Confused: Something... happened to my Mozilla Firefox. I don't know why, but there are pop up ads appearing in like every site I go to, even the ones that normally don't have pop up ads, like this forum. Why is this happening to me...?
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That's adware, Shadow. Run a virus scan and you should get rid of it easily enough. I also recommend using adblock plus. It blocks most, if not all, of the regular ads that tend to get in the way of things. Just make sure to make an exception in it for Housepets! so Rick can still make money. :)

Ooh. Good luck with that, Brent! I'll have the fire brigade on standby. :P
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Joy: feeling happy for no particular reason.

And that's the best kind of happiness! :D
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Douglas Collier wrote:Joy: VEB and Drake are back! :mrgreen:
I apperciate that I was missed
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Joy; work was good today, sold a phone as well.
Joy part 2: My depressive feelings are going away, which is really good.
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ShadowLightning wrote:Confused: Something... happened to my Mozilla Firefox. I don't know why, but there are pop up ads appearing in like every site I go to, even the ones that normally don't have pop up ads, like this forum. Why is this happening to me...?
Hlaoroo wrote:That's adware, Shadow. Run a virus scan and you should get rid of it easily enough. I also recommend using adblock plus. It blocks most, if not all, of the regular ads that tend to get in the way of things. Just make sure to make an exception in it for Housepets! so Rick can still make money. :)
That and you can also check your FireFox for unwanted Plugins that might be installed.
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I'd recommend installing and running Malwarebytes, which is quite effective at tracking down potentially unwanted programs.
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Okay, I think I got it fixed now. I found the virus thingy, some plug-in called Citiweb or something, deleted it, and rebooted my PC. Still don't remember installing it. Things are alright. Hopefully it'll stay like that.

Also, coincidentally, I already have Malwarebytes in our computer. Though to be honest, it's more annoying than helpful.
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ShadowLightning wrote:Still don't remember installing it.
That's not how a virus always works. :P

Sometimes things can make their way onto your computer just by clicking a bad link or something. You don't know you did and suddenly your computer is acting funny.
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You can get viruses by looking at a fishy image. That's the current way people try and get your items on Steam.

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I agree with Diss on Malwarebytes. At work, it's my go-to utility when someone installs nagware.

Sorrow: It would appear my promotion attempt didn't go through. It's been a week and a half since the position's posting closed, and I haven't heard a thing on it. Oh well...

Joy: Orlando City begins tonight with a training friendly in Bradenton. I'm going straight from work to beat the traffic. :twisted:
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Oooh yeah, I remember adware on one of my computers. I had to do a system restore to purge it.
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Sorrow: I asked an old colleague who used to work with me at his new job "How much are you making?" ... While talking to him on his job. While fixing my internet.

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Joy: Had a good day at work today - got a lot done and wasn't tired out at the end.
Sorrow: I have a long day at work tomorrow (1:45 - 9:15 PM)
Joy: That's extra money I can use.
Joy: I get to sleep in!
Joy: After Saturday, I don't have to work until next Friday! (Time to work on blacksmithing and stuff)
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Joy: Soup for breakfast!
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Joy: My college application was accepted! :mrgreen: This means my education, housing and employment plans are pretty much assured. ^^
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