1. Torana
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    what did you do before this?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Torana, Jan 11, 2008.

    Before you joined this forum what did you use to do to pass time away?

    The time that you spend here now, what would you have done before you joined here instead of being online here posting like a mad hatter writer?
     
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    ERmm, I had a bit more of a social life. Just before this I was in the phase of out every night, drinking every night possible, getting cold and wet and bored and s**tr like that. Now I have less of a life but glad. :D
     
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    Spending more time with friends/Guitar/who ever I was dating at the time.
     
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    Before I joined I was finishing up college (yeah, even at my age!). All that time writing papers, and I wanted to turn that discipline to creative writing rather than let it slip away.
     
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    Debating and doing art

    to say the least, lol.
     
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    I played alot more video games and did alot more sitting around doing nothing. Now I have writingforums.org to fill that doing nothing void that bored me to death.
     
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    I used to spend more time daydreaming and talking to myself. Now, it's pretty reduced if you ask me.
     
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    I spent about as much time talking on the internet with people who have my diseases.
    It got depressing, Now I am here talking to people who have outside lives and it is nice not to have to always read about pain.
    I did woodworking and writing just nobody saw either.
    I much prefer my new life here.
     
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    Before I joined I didn't really go on the internet. Now I'm on here almost everyday, which is a bit sad really!:)
     
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    I probably had a life... I don't know really, I can't remember it too well...
     
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    actually, i don't spend time on writing forums to pass time, only to be helpful, if/when i can... before coming to this forum, i was monitoring several other sites, as i'd been doing for some years... i came here only when <site name suppressed> became intolerable due to my being harassed by a nasty other member who'd followed me there from another site where he was equally nasty... i was happy to see some other folks from <site name suppressed> start this site, which established and has maintained the highest standards since its inception...

    i've cut down on the number of sites, due to being busy with major writing projects for 'mentees' so this is the only major one i monitor now, along with checking 3-4 minor sites/blogs daily... and i only 'do' them in the morning, after i reply to overnight email...

    after an hour or two of that, the rest of my days [and much of the nights] are taken up with the work folks need help with that they send in, plus running a books and donation center i set up in my home for the much-in-need islanders, and my other projects i'm working to get going here, which include a shelter for abused women and their children and an international peace center...

    just more of what's listed above...
     
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    Banzai I knew you'd say something along those lines.

    Maia how do manage to have time for all of that? Kudos to you, but it mustn't give you much time to yourself.

    I used to do more outside activities. Walking and the like. I was also in a relationship just before I joined here (Ijoined once it ended) so it freed up ALOT of my time and I found the internet. When I was in the relationship I had no time to even sit down for five minutes....

    I used to write a lot more as well. I rarely write at all now.
     
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    I spent more time writing. :p
     
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    I used to be a youtube addict. And then I was a fanfiction addict. And now I'm a WF addict. :p
     
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    this is the best place to be an addict though :p lol
     
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    I had nothing, I only just got the internet at my mums house and wanted a place to hang out- Torana told me about this site so I joined up. And now I spend even more time than I should here because My Boyfriend has the net and has a splitter so we can both be hooked up to the net with seperate computers! But tell you what- the day i have kids man, that's gona change!
     
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    my kids got me on the computer.
    had to figure out things when the old comodore didn't do what they wanted. I am not good at that.
    Then we got more computers and I just sort of started using them. Mostly to look things up and play games.
    Dom went to university and I started emailing him.
    the rest is history.
    now you are stuck with me.
     
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    we wouldn't have it any other way lessa

    <but remember...you are stuck with us too)
     
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    that's the best part of this addiction.
    no bad side effects.
    luv and hugs.
     
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    I dropped out of school, got a job and signed on to my first ever internet forums, TauOnline... then a few months ago a few of my comrades and myself started a SciFi forums (now with a whole 19 members!)... now I juggle those two and this one, and an actual life in U.S. Coast Guard.
     
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    believe it or not, torana, i still have time to do an acrostic or jigsaw puzzle and watch some tv for fun [i keep news on all day, for my 'real' work as a philosopher]... but i don't need time for myself, since i'd given up 'self' a dozen years ago, so have no wants or needs or ambitions and such, as i did in my old 'ordinary' life... since then, i just work at being 'useful' to others, which i've vowed to do till my last breath... makes for a very simple life, with no stress... :)

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Before I found the forums, I had a clean tidy house.

    Now I don't.
     
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    I didnt neglect my house, my bf, and child. This site has made me an unfit person. :D
    On the other hand it is one of the only things I do just for myself.
     

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