~ There'll be Chocolate, if God wills it. ~
Whew...I just read through this whole thread....harshhhhhh....I know some people got it comin', but there's a difference between somebody who just wants to start sh't, and somebody who just wants to discuss something they know very little about.....
Tough room...and here I was startin' to feel all cozy...I'll be tippy toein' now.
Our group is passionate in our feelings. You will find the pendulum swings both ways...this group is big hearted, humorous and welcoming of different ideas; and can be brutally honest with people - especially those who antagonize and troll. Don't judge off a single thread Also, a tip...if you want to see someones 'personality' by viewing their various postings, click on their screen name in the post (a window will open) and click "View Forum Posts", you'll get a better feel of us as individuals. Welcome to the board and post often!!!
quite so, AL...
there's this movie...'an american werewolf in london'...if one were to utilize the methodology our new member used in just taking a glimpse at that movie, as they did,seemingly, many of this boards members by just these posts, one might confer that it would be either a) the funniest movie ever, or b) the goriest movie ever...or possibly c) hollywood really has been making full-on porn movies for quite some time...just by viewing a scene here..or or scene there...
if 'constantly reading' really wishes to live up the grander ideal of his/her moniker..he/she ought to do just that...otherwise, from that post alone ??
he/she is far more off-the-bat judgemental than he/she is accusing many here of
i'm hoping for a more delicate sense of 'i'm just new here...i really haven't taken the time to get acqauainted'ness going on with our new friend...
as i sometimes like to say, best to quote Asia and leave it at 'only time'll tell'
welcome aboard, CR........enjoy the ride
Gee, AL, I'm glad you said that, because suddenly the urge to tip-toe has just flown right out of my consciousness,(as it tends to do, far too often, I'm afraid.)
Forgive me gt....didn't know every comment must be accompanied by homework....as for what I read, well, it AIN'T message boards, or facebook, for that matter. (I'd bet the library in my head against almost anybody's,) but sorry, every post that every member, ever made, on this board, (or any other) just didn't make the list.
And anyway, how you treat everybody else is irrelevant. I was referring to how some posters treated that poor man, in particular. Or, to put it in terms you prefer, "that scene, in that movie, was too graphic"....didn't say the whole movie sucked and everybody that watched it is a moron. Again, didn't know it was so IMPORTANT to be so SPECIFIC.
Further, if I don't have the right to say it was a bit much, then why do you have the right to tell me I shouldn't make such a comment without reading all of your other posts first? Are we allowed to say what's on our minds here, or not?.....or is that right only afforded to those who have been here forever and are a part of some cheesy cyberclick? Since when is sticking up for some guy considered inflammatory? And while I'm asking questions, am I really welcome here, or did you just tack that on to cover your previous condescension?
I'm open-minded enough, that I went back and read some of your other posts, and I'm not calling you a jerk or anything, you seem like a decent enough person. Also, I thought some of you were even gallant about the whole thing, (which I noticed, didn't earn THEM any suggested reading list, FN must be in the club or something...)
I was just saying, in GENERAL, that SOME of you, were hard on a guy who is clearly mentally challenged, and it was mean. It is what it is, and I call it like I see it, click member or not. Don't like it, you can kick me off.
Maybe you are hoping that everybody new here will suck up and try to fit in....people in h*ll are probably hoping for icewater, and they got about the same shot at getting it.
And Buffett's song is much better than Asia's anyway.
I'm gonna go work on that whole tip-toe thing some more.....and maybe GT can dust off that welcome matt of his a bit.
Perhaps you didn't like the delivery of the message from GT, (and that's fine) but it doesn't change the facts. I'm going to put all of your contentious remarks (cheesy clique? etc) to one side and try to explain again, what I've said before and others have also tried to clear up in this thread.
What you've read from beginning to end in this thread, isn't anywhere near the beginning of Dave's MB history. You would need to have read the multitude of previous threads from the original poster (OP) to understand the context of the ribbing in this one. They can't be discounted because if it weren't for these (many) earlier threads, then this one wouldn't have gone the way it did.
Also, I'm not certain what you mean by "mentally challenged", he is an early adult with some history of depression (he tells us) and as he (himself admits) came to the site and then failed to discuss anything Stephen King related (at all) to begin with.
In the early days, he was given huge amounts of support and encouragement from the majority of the members here, we plied him with advice on how to help himself feel better and suggested numerous times that he might want to speak with a professional, somebody better able to help him with his personal questions/issues.
Was there some rude behaviour in response to this thread? Yes, but had you been here during past discussions you may not have come at this with guns ablaze... or maybe you would have? It's too soon to know.
You've made your judgement and that's fine, just please do not be surprised if you don't receive much in the way of positive feedback on the post I'm quoting.
~ There'll be Chocolate, if God wills it. ~
I woulda never thought to look at his (or anyone's) earlier threads to see why responses to his thread were what they were.
"SOME" people here, and I reckon it's all a matter of perception, then, you know, relatively speakin', huh?
See me I don't think he's mentally challenged, nuh-uh, not at all, in fact I thought that's probably the biggest problem, Dave ain't 'challenged', sounds like a pretty smart kid, merely petulantly young & a bit of a drama Llama with no apparent real challenges in life, at least none I could discern, just problems ('challenges'?), just like everybody else, and especially the young, 'the world is coming to an end', woe is only me, like problems, that he seems perfectly willingly to not provide himself with any of the proper tools to deal with, rather it would seem he'd prefer folks, at least on here, to provide him with what only he wnats to hear, an answer that doesn't exist, magic bullets, snake oils, an excuse, just a sounding board, whatever, but 'challenged', really?..hmmmm?
Nah, at least nothin' much not of his own young doin's & makin's I'm thinkin', and there ain't nothin' unusual about that neither, or the reactions to his request for same said reactions, nothin' unusual about that neither neither...well that's not exactly true, all of mine were pretty unusual, in that mine were more, shall we say, restrained, than say, he was here, say sittin' & bein' all hang-dog whiny at my supper table, as young folkens are often known to do, and so what, nothin' unusual about that neither neither neither.
Yeah it would have most likely 'sounded' a whole lot different is what I'm sayin, at least I wouldn't have bet against it, I mean holy "normal" mental health, ya know it has been said our family supper table can be very therapeutic .
Hey ya know the first thing I ever said to our Dave (and I truly feel he is, was, whatever, he's 'ours', and a genuine part of the real warm beating heart of this board, least I feel so, cause if nothing else he caused emotional investment, and folks here genuinely care about him, doesn't mean we might not have wanted to strangle his young butt sometimes, okay, a lot of the time, and there sure as hell ain't nothin' unusual about that neither neither neither neither), it was to 'get a grip', that's all, just 'get a grip, and I caught some grief for that.
So once again I feel I must say (yeah okay, so maybe really could be I might just feel like it, eh, maybe), 'get a grip', but then I must live for grief, so hey, throw in one a-class, highest in quality, 'freakin'...
*cue grief, now roll to that beautiful bean footage in three..two...
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