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You'd think, huh.
If you're not posting on DiS frequently, your life is clearly far too fulfilling.
well then... the regulars look forward to the next galactic/bamnan MEGAthread so much they'd never consider checking out early and gala/bamnan enjoy the attention on dis too much to ever do themselves serious damage.
DON'T LET GO
YOU GOT THE MUSIC IN YOU
ONE DANCE LEFT
THIS WORLD IS GONNA PULL THROUGH
DON'T GIVE UP
YOU'VE GOT A REASON TO LIVE
CAN'T FORGET YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU GIVE
people can loose themselves in music obsession and not think about how horrible their lives are, and convince themselves they actually have people who care about them, all via the net.
THAT IS A VALID CONTRIBUTION. harumph.
I think you should make this 'thought for the day' thing a regular feature. Piercing insight.
unduly aggressive views. best quit while im ahead.
it's that old trite Nick Hornby thing : "What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?"
but if there is no solution at the time then it is a help
and applies to pretty much anything people do online, it is basically all a result of living in a fantasy land you've made instead of the real world
if you never face the real world the fantasy you've made seems easier
avatar of course meaning your image/icon you use online
I've always been surprised there aren't more suicides on here.
I base this sweeping generalisation on Plath and some quote I read by Dorothy Parker earlier today.
I love Parker, my aim this week was to update my facebook status everyday to reveal a new household cleaning product each named after a loose corruption of one of her quotes. I know. Coolest girl on facebook, right :(
Anyway, I started with the very best I had and received little acclaim. My pun writing career has ended.
I don't feel suicidal though, miserybear has put things into perspective.
That's from 'I, Robot'.
but I've never thought of a reason why.
I only write stuff when I'm feeling rubbish, but I'm certainly not brilliant so I am exempt from this theory.
I think most people on here are pretty positive really aren't they? It's just the dour ones are heavy posters so it feels a bit more emo than it is.
"Creative" people's depression/suicide is certainly romanticised more than that of your average non-"creative" person, but in reality it only has a negligible difference in incidence.
Mental illness doesn't discriminate in such fashion I'm afraid. It can hit anyone, and it does.
But yeah most people on here are pretty positive it seems. Which is good because most of them have no reason not to be...
suicides aren't funny.
sorry, you forgot the punchline
*I do not endorse, support or encourage suicide in anyway*
Never hear from them again.
before disappearing again, but never for eternal rest.
they're all simply different accounts registered by the same half-a-dozen people
makes a good point
I mean... There are nice people here.
Suicide rate for males 15-44 (Dis core demographic) is 0.02%. It's not as if there should statistically be dozens of users killing themselves every year.
I can think of a fair few users over the years who used to post quite frequently who then stopped. How do we know a couple of them didn't kill themselves?
Sean and Theo just keep their accounts running to hide the bow-outs from the rest of us. That way no one will be any the wiser to me. I mean.... the person who died.
Facebook knows all.
'OMFG!!! Zapsta totes just pwned himself with a headshot.'
For anyone else, I imagine it would be something more sympathetic.
you are all invited to my funeral
but we havnt got many eagles/vultures in this country.....spose I'll have to make do with some carrion crows and magpies