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Old 07-13-2017, 01:54 PM   #2461
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I also have been going to the gym 2-3 times a week which seems to help a bit. Really just trying to change whatever I can right now.

and yes to melatonin, it has been helping me get sleepy without weed or alcohol. My usual bedtime is like 3-4 but the last few nights I have been trying really hard to lie down by 1 or 2, pop a melatonin, read some Anna Karenina and listen to ASMR videos as I fall asleep

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #2462
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oh yeah audiobooks will do the trick too

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:54 PM   #2463
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oh yeah audiobooks will do the trick too
hot take: I hate audiobooks. I really do not like being read to, tbh. To fully immerse myself in a book I need to read it myself, at my own pace, and let my imagination fill in everything it possibly can. I like to stop and think about sentences, reread stuff, skip back to connect things mentally... having a book read to you is a two-dimensional experience in comparison, and sometimes really annoying to me like when people play audiobooks in the car

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:20 PM   #2464
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yeah i also stop, re-read, go a few pages back, inspect a sentence, etc etc

my first job fresh outta sound engineering school was recording audiobooks with TEH CELEBZ in Israel, aimed to be this interest-peaking project. it was the most bullshit fucking job and i hated it, and the boss was basically an aggro lunatic who was later really shitty to me, but i did get to work with one or two people i really appreciate so that was awesome (one of them being a dubbing artist who voiced all my favorite Disney movies and cartoons as a kid - major 'whoa' moment, haha).

AAAANYWAY so as somebody who had to listen to books being read way more that i would have liked to, my theory is that it's so fucking grating just because it's so incredibly 'incorrectly' different than the way your inner voice sounds when you read a book. there's such a jarring difference between the pacing and the tone and the nuances that make up 'correct' reading to you, that it makes listening to somebody else doing it for you an incredibly fruitful exercise in frustration.

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:30 PM   #2465
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What disney movies? What voices did he do?

I am intrigued.

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:31 PM   #2466
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Oh and yeah fuck audiobooks. I can read thank you very much. Maybe if I was blind. BUT I'M NOT OK

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:35 PM   #2467
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why don't you guys think of the blind more?

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:38 PM   #2468
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my crazy ex had a beautiful speaking voice, like water being poured into a tall glass

she used to read poetry to me and it would dispel my anxiety immediately

I encouraged her to look into how to get paid to read audiobooks or even technical manuals or something for the visually impaired or literally anything like that, but she was too ill to make herself do that. Hers is the only voice I ever really enjoyed hearing read something out loud

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:53 PM   #2469
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hot take: I hate audiobooks. I really do not like being read to, tbh. To fully immerse myself in a book I need to read it myself, at my own pace, and let my imagination fill in everything it possibly can. I like to stop and think about sentences, reread stuff, skip back to connect things mentally... having a book read to you is a two-dimensional experience in comparison, and sometimes really annoying to me like when people play audiobooks in the car
totally agree. i misread that you were "listening to" the Tolstoy

 
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:55 PM   #2470
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yeah i also stop, re-read, go a few pages back, inspect a sentence, etc etc

my first job fresh outta sound engineering school was recording audiobooks with TEH CELEBZ in Israel, aimed to be this interest-peaking project. it was the most bullshit fucking job and i hated it, and the boss was basically an aggro lunatic who was later really shitty to me, but i did get to work with one or two people i really appreciate so that was awesome (one of them being a dubbing artist who voiced all my favorite Disney movies and cartoons as a kid - major 'whoa' moment, haha).

AAAANYWAY so as somebody who had to listen to books being read way more that i would have liked to, my theory is that it's so fucking grating just because it's so incredibly 'incorrectly' different than the way your inner voice sounds when you read a book. there's such a jarring difference between the pacing and the tone and the nuances that make up 'correct' reading to you, that it makes listening to somebody else doing it for you an incredibly fruitful exercise in frustration.
yeah, tolerable narrators are extremely rare

 
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:17 PM   #2471
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What disney movies? What voices did he do?

I am intrigued.
All the racist ones.

 
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:55 PM   #2472
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is john mccain on his way to redemption?

or infamy?

 
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:05 PM   #2473
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oh lol he chose infamy


fuck you walnuts mccain rest in piss you fucking old white piece of shit

 
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:48 PM   #2474
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:22 AM   #2475
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today was the final day of my summer math class and i just eked out a B. i am so happy and relieved. my average after the first exam (on which i got a 60) was a 74 and from that point on i studied like it was my job.

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #2476
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now what?

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:32 AM   #2477
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:35 AM   #2478
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/smashes right fist into left palm

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:35 AM   #2479
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ow!

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:41 AM   #2480
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tell us about your time on the inside

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:42 AM   #2481
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nothing much new here, just waiting for this $&@!? child to be birthed

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:37 AM   #2482
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Finally told my boss that I've been dating a co-worker for some time. She was super cool and supportive and said we don't have to tell anyone else if we don't want to.

Feels fucking great to have that burden off my chest.

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:52 PM   #2483
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nothing much new here, just waiting for this $&@!? child to be birthed
how far along is your wife now? 12 months?

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:55 PM   #2484
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to the day! you are amazing!

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:58 PM   #2485
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I keep a diary.

Can't wait for Magnolia to be born around the 23rd of February!

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:48 PM   #2486
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tell us about your time on the inside
luckily the last day of my banning coincided with the day of my final. i probs would have gotten a C or D had i NOT been banned for simply being a victim. i mean, i know so much about logarithms now. thanks, erica!

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:25 PM   #2487
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almost like getting banned was good?

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:43 PM   #2488
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almost like getting banned was good?
just one less distraction during an intense (short and not a subject i have ever enjoyed or been good at) summer math class; when i got bored i would study. i started to like math for a hot second. like i said, i got a B.

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:16 PM   #2489
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everyone should get banned once. did wonders for me

 
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:47 PM   #2490
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never been banned. I grew up by the natural processes of getting older and smarter. Apparently that doesn't work for everyone though

 
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