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  1. 26 points
    Hi Guys Now this isn’t criticizing anyone, it’s to make you all aware of concerns that we have as Willow’s parent/step-parent. Willow has been put under a lot of pressure lately regarding the forum, and we think some of the expectations have been far higher than could be reasonably expected. Please remember that Willow is only 21 years old, also has Aspergers and has to deal with many of the issues associated with it. Willow ISN’T a counsellor, psychologist or carer. I know she is a very approachable person and she does sometimes find it difficult to say no when it comes to helping people. If you are really worried about someone, message that person. Remember that Willow is not their primary care giver and as such cannot really be expected to determine someone’s state of mind, and can do little more than message them herself. It’ a positive thing when someone is worried about another person, but we are asking you to think before messaging Willow – What can you do to help, rather than passing the responsibility to Willow. She ISN’T a referee, and shouldn’t be required to sort out disagreements between mature adults, if you have a disagreement please be adult enough to sort it out yourselves and if that doesn’t work, use the block feature. This will stop you getting any abusive messages or seeing certain posts. If this doesn’t work then certainly report them, and Willow will act. Please don’t go to Willow at the first sign of a disagreement. We are immensely proud of all Willow has achieved here, and wouldn’t want it all to be lost because it’s being taken for granted and Willow has been put under too much pressure to be all things to all people. Willow had no idea we are doing this, if you have an issue with this thread feel free to contact either of us. Spiderman0_2 Spiderwoman0_2
  2. 24 points
    So, as the title says, I managed to get over a massive fear yesterday (or even a small handful); namely, being in a room full of people I barely know, and loud music... all in aid of being at my aunt's vow renewal with my uncle. It was a wonderful day, and I met more of my father's side of the family... and I seem to prefer them to most of my mother's side already. I'm really damn proud of myself, and I did it all for my aunt - I'm rather close with my dad and aunts. EDIT: I have a feeling I may have posted this in the wrong area.
  3. 22 points
    Ribbons & Puzzles Mama always knew I really belonged on a rainbow of sorts.She worked tirelessly on my multi-coloured puzzle.Sometimes, she lost pieces, and sometimes the puzzle fell apart altogether when it was nearly complete.But mama would never give up on my puzzle. Mama took me to ballet class once (or maybe tried a few times),Whilst all the other little girls danced elegantly in tutus and perfect buns in their hair,I spun around and around with the red ribbons,Watching the red swirl and twist around me,Mama saw the beauty in the red patterns too; she didn’t just see my difference like everyone did. Mama was not only my mama,She was my mother, my father, my teacher, my tour guide,Most times, my only true friend and companion,And surely, the only one who really understood why I spun around red ribbons. I’ll always be missing a puzzle piece now,I think mama kept that piece, so she will always be a part of me. http://rainbowhfangel.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/ribbons-puzzles-memory-for-my-mum.html
  4. 19 points
    So earlier today, I talked to my school's counselor. And it went pretty well, she was very polite about it and everything. Actually, when I came out to her, I showed her the forum post where I came out to you guys. Haha After we talked about it for a little bit we got to know each other, I had a good time in there with her. It feels like a big weight just fell off my shoulders. Phew. It felt great to talk to someone else about it.
  5. 18 points
    Just wanted to tell you all that, after a very long, hard road, my book is finally complete! It's release date is the 2nd April (World Autism Awareness Day). It's around 70,000 words long (376 pages). The foreword is written by the lovely Liane Holliday Willey, EdD and I am very honored that she was able to do this for me! Also, to run alongside the book, there will be an interactive timeline, which will consist of various videos, photographs, letters and artwork that fit with each chapter. This will be available within the next week. http://www.willowhope.com/products/the-other-side-living-with-aspergers-syndrome I wrote this book to try and help other people with Asperger Syndrome, and their families. I hope that my experiences and the way I have dealt with situations will guide others so that they can further understand themselves, feel less alone, and hopefully go about getting the help they need – whether that’s a diagnosis, or just ways to cope as a person on the spectrum, in a world full of people who see things differently. I talk about my childhood and how that fits into place and makes sense to me now that I am diagnosed. I also speak about my struggles through school and my teenage years, and how this was the most difficult time in my life, but was also when I found out I was on the spectrum. I then go on to talk about my partner and my new life with him; my various projects on raising awareness of the Autistic Spectrum and how I have learnt to cope with being an Aspie living in a normal world. “WillowHope, like many people on the autism spectrum, is a visual thinker. She can peek back to her earliest memories and bring them to life with detail and elaboration as fresh and vivid as a sharply taken photograph. WillowHope’s story is like her name, filled with hope. She expresses her memories with articulate thoughts that bring the reader into the world of Asperger syndrome and autism.” – from the foreword by Liane Holliday Willey Publish Date: 2nd April 2014 (Autism Awareness Day) Category: Self Help | Asperger Syndrome | Autobiography ISBN: 978-0-9927847-5-1 Pages: 376 Author: WillowHope Foreword: Liane Holliday Willey
  6. 18 points
    So I was officially diagnosed yesterday My psychologist said I ticked pretty much all of the boxes for Aspergers Syndrome and that they already knew I had it from my initial assessment. She is sending the final report to me and my GP at the end of this week (I've already seen the draft copy though) and she is also writing me a mini report for my boss outlining that I struggle on the phones and stuff. They've referred me to an occupational therapist who is looking forward to meeting me, as she specialises in the sensory side of AS and apparently I am very sensory. I think I'm feeling every emotion at the moment. But mainly I'm happy and relieved that I finally have my diagnosis
  7. 18 points
    THANK YOU I'M FINE (it's in capitals to make it clear, not in anger) *Nobody loves me anymore - No but it's okay, people on Asperclick like me *I don't enjoy any of my interests anymore nearly not at all and they were the only things I really liked - I will enjoy them again more at some point in the future, maybe not soon *I can't be on my own because I'm njust not able - It's okay that i can't be on my own, at least I get the right help to live *I am just in a number - I am not just a number to my friends, they like me *I can't have a boyfriend - I will be able to have one, one day when someone responsible tells me it's okay to and I know I'll be able to get one when the time comes. It stresses me out. I think I've got an obsession with getting a boyfriend that I've inonly just realised. *I feel like nothing - I will have feelings again soon at some point, it's normal
  8. 18 points
    Have you never thought that people might not have checked your profile? or even realised that you'd filled it in previously if they had seen it recently? Is that the case? I recall seeing posts from you that would indicate otherwise. Where has anyone blamed their diagnosis for what is happening to them? I see this as a place where people can be supportive of each other, and just like anyone else out there in the world we sometimes have good days and bad days. If people can't post how they feel what is the point of having a forum? Maybe you are better off away from here if that is how you think, because let's put it bluntly, we don't need people being on a downer with us all when we're out here actually trying to make the best of it. You're nothing like us lot? Wasn't it you that wanted to be an ambassador for autism just recently? Why would you want to do that if you're nothing like us!? I am truly shocked by your post. Fair play you want to leave, that's up to you but to be so downright rude to people on a forum who've done nothing but be welcoming and supportive of you, well that's just downright disgusting and you should well and truly be ashamed of yourself. I see myself as pretty high functioning. I didn't know about my diagnosis until September last year so I've never had any reason to understand fully why I thought I was 'weird' compared to others I knew throughout my life. Now I have an answer... but that answer has started to ruin my life, for what has happened to me now since divulging the information after being given advice on 'how it would help' to do so. So, I've never sat around and 'whined' about my diagnosis... in fact I was kind of happy to know there was a reason for why I felt the way I had all my life, but now, now that it's being used against me... well it gets me VERY angry. I believe it's you that sits and plays video games for most of the day is it not? So how is that getting up off your arse and doing something with your life? Since I was 16 I've had a job and have gone to it every day that was possible... I've worked in some pretty horrible places, places where someone like me might not be best suited but hey, guess what, I made the most of it and I have come out the other end. I believe you've received some very helpful advice in the past as well, to questions or problems you may have had at any given time, so I would also say DO NOT be so rude and ungrateful. People have given you the benefit of their experiences, and whether you wished to read them all, they took time out of their lives to help you. Some people have faced more difficulties than others, that is evident and it is also pretty damn obvious, as people fall at differing places on the spectrum. It's also very important to remember the differences in help and support people have received since getting their diagnosis, at what age they received it etc. Life isn't always rosy, but all I see here are people trying to make the most of it, suck it up so to speak, and get on with it. There are people here who give absolutely fantastic advice, and if you're willing to turn your back on that, then that's your loss. We certainly don't need people here being so disrespectful to those that have so warmly welcomed them. I hope I'm not speaking out of turn, but I'm sure that's how a lot of people will feel about the situation. I wish you all the best in life, and hope that you find whatever it is you are looking for.
  9. 17 points
    Great news, I received an email to say that my application had been approved and I have an interview two weeks from today! This is such a relief. The thought of just staying at home or doing some other course I have no interest in was really getting me down lately. Tomorrow will also be my last full day of school. They're asking that I come in for another two days aside from exams next week, but they've changed their plans on me too many times now, and all of my coursework will be finished by tomorrow, so I'd no doubt be doing pointless busy work anyway. Screw that place. Only a matter of hours to go.
  10. 16 points
    I guess this is more aimed at those who don't have a diagnosis. And really, my first question would be, how did you come to the conclusion that you have Aspergers? Then from that, are you getting a formal diagnosis? And if so, what will happen if they say you don't have Aspergers? But for those of you with a diagnosis, do you ever worry that it is a mis diagnosis? Either because you just feel it doesn't fit, or because you sometimes look at how other people are and worry that you're coping better so maybe you don't have it? I sometimes think that I've 'grown out' of Aspergers, until I realise that I've just learnt to cope better as I've gotten older. Though, mostly that's due to isolating myself in my home with Chris, or just on my own when he's at work. And as for going out, I rarely get out of my car unless it's somewhere I know won't be busy, or I'm familiar with it.
  11. 16 points
    Me and Chris just received a card through the mail from all of you lovely people! Can't even begin to say how lovely it was to open it and read through all your comments You guys are great - which is why the forum is great! Don't forget that We might 'run' it, but you're the heart and soul of it Thank you to Sofi (I assume - it was your handwriting, anyway!) for putting it all together and sending it to us xxx
  12. 15 points
    Willow, I just wanted to say that I am so sorry that there are such horrible people in the world that they would take the wonderful thing you are trying to do and use it to give you abuse... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2pCEh4tOhw&list=UU2OdMVzzL6SaOKyP0dTcllQ&feature=share&index=7 It is absolutely despicable that people say and act in such a rude and nasty manner to their fellow human beings. And now I want to say Thank You for sticking with it as long as you have, it can't be easy letting the whole world in, I spend almost as much effort keeping it out, I learnt a lot about myself from your videos and when you consider you're more than ten years younger than me that is no small feat and I learnt a lot more coming here to this wonderful haven you provide all of us. So please don't be too disheartened by these ignorant people, what you are doing really does make a difference and help people, perhaps we should speak up more often and drown out those others!
  13. 15 points
    Hey everyone Just thought I'd come and say hello, Its been ages since I've talked to most of you! Have missed talking to you all, especially Lacey, Heather, Willow, Sofi, Kerry, Sean, Alex, Ben, ect.. I could go on but everyone I used to talk to I guess! So its been a while huh? How is everyone? Have I missed much? Anything exciting going on at the moment? I guess I haven't been on here as I haven't really had the time. My life has been so chaotic this year if I'm honest, I won't go into detail on here but happy to talk about it privately with those of you I know I'd like to say things are looking up but if I'm honest there not really.. still got loads going on! Anyway I'm hoping to get back into using the forum again and look forward to hopefully catching up with everyone and chatting again
  14. 15 points
    Thank you everyone for the kind comments. i wish that when people have long winded, cross-thread arguments and insult people and then immediately ask to be 'deleted', 'unlike' my page, 'unfriend' me on facebook, unsubscribe from my newsletter, post shitty comment(s) on my video(s) about my forum/elsewhere, take the stance that i'm milking my disability, and in general continue to fuck my day up long after they're done fucking your day up on the forum. i feel shit for saying it out loud, hence the small. but i really hate it, it really bothers me, and it makes me feel like it was pointless trying to help in the first place. and these are usually people who have either won competitions or awards, i send them prizes, i also spend a lot of time PM'ing them when they do cause an uproar on the forum and usually let it go several times. i wish i didn't go over and above what is expected of me to cheer people up, because before i know it, they're busy throwing things in my face like i'm the worst person they've ever met. it's happened to this extent about 5 or 6 times in the past year, so it's not a lot, but it hurts. i definitely do appreciate the hundreds of people who don't behave like this and are very nice to me, i just don't understand the thought process people go through when they 'turn' on me for no reason and why their comments are always the same, like there's a 'go to' list of things to say to me when you're done being my friend. what kills me is that the people who do it are usually people who know a bit more about me than most, so they know just how long i spend on things and just how little money i get back from it etc etc. which makes it even more confusing that they would try and say i'm just scamming people blah blah blah fake blah blah nasty. please don't hold this against me. i just don't like waking up and seeing comments on my videos about how this forum is unsafe and gangs up on vulnerable people etc.
  15. 14 points
    The Doctor was really wonderful. She said I obviously have Asperger's. She said it sounds like my children do too, and she suggested hippo therapy! She said that our insurance (Tricare) will pay for it, and there's a therapist who lives really close to us. So we'll all get to go meet horses together! Of course it will take some time for the paperwork to go through, but YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so giddy right now. Today's appointment was really helpful.
  16. 14 points
    I am officialy done with high school and all my exams.
  17. 14 points
    In case anyone was wondering, it is legal for us to share these without Terry's consent, we just thought we'd ask out of courtesy. I don't like discussing this kind of thing and this definitely isn't an attempt to drag someone's name through the mud. We just think it's important that people understand why our 14-month ban-free streak had to come to an end with Terry. As you'll gather from the emails, it was impossible to talk reasonably with him. We can't ensure that he doesn't return to the site under a different guise (it's trivial to circumvent any kind of bans that an individual site can impose... though I expect it may be quite obvious if he does, from his writing style) but I see no reason why he'd want to come back, having made his feelings clear (apparently we lost the right to talk to him anyway ( )). I just can't believe some of the stuff he came out with... Seeking 'professional help' to get an NT to 'monitor every post on the site'. Credit card authorization to use the site. It feels cruel to be amused by some of his ideas, since deep-down he probably does mean well. But the manner and attitude in which he conveyed them nearly made me lose my shit. Any efforts to vet or censor the site would be detrimental to the site's purpose. I don't think I can say much more without being mean... I think I'm just failing to understand how someone can go from being well-respected to actively-despised in such a short space of time.
  18. 14 points
    I just want to say a massive thank you too everyone on here for making me feel so at home here and just for being so friendly! Also thank you to Willow for this forum and both Willow and Chris for running it! This place already feels like the best place on the internet for me. I feel like I fit in for once and its really amazing to be able to speak about things I struggle to speak about usually, I don't really have anywhere else I can be me like I can here, and I want to thank each and every one of you for making me feel completely welcome and I don't feel like a newbie or anything! You are all so lovely here and I think you're all awesome!! (I don't normally do stuff like this so you should all feel super awesome and lucky!) hehehe kidding you don't need to feel lucky!
  19. 13 points
    Hi everyone, I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about our future plans for Asperclick. We've been going for over 6 months now, with a lovely, friendly core base of users - things are going well. I've been a lot more active in the past couple of weeks and have really been enjoying it. I've made some great friends (and met a couple in real life ). It's also been great to hear what a difference this place has made for some people - that kind of feedback gives us a feeling we really can't describe, though if I had to try it'd be "warm and fuzzy". It makes everything worthwhile. So, the obvious question seems to us is... how can we help more people - and help those people more? Over the past few weeks, we've been drafting out some ideas on how to develop the site further. I think it only makes sense to share our initial ideas with you, in case anyone has suggestions or things they'd like to request. The Goal I guess this should really be our 'mission statement' - or at least some variation of this: Asperclick aims to be a large, friendly community for anyone with or anyone affected by somebody with Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism or similar autistic spectrum disorder. Asperclick also aims to make life easier for those that match the previous description in a number of other ways - in everyday-life, employment, love (should one desire ) and friendship. We're planning to build a number of additional 'modules' as well as to revamp the existing forum - which will all become what we're calling "Asperclick V2". The Plan Some 'features' or points that will apply to the entire site: - The new version will be fully-responsive, so you can interact with all Asperclick has to offer in FULL from desktop's, laptops, tablets, phones, etc. Currently the mobile theme we have leaves a lot to be desired and removes quite a lot of functionality and information from the interface. We don't think mobile-users should be lumbered with a sub-par user experience. - We aim to support internationalization (i18n) with the new version. This won't happen from the start (our English community is still only small), but software will be designed and built to be easily expandable into other languages. - We already take your privacy and data security extremely seriously. With the new version, we'll be taking that a step further. With the recent NSA/PRISM scandal in the US and similar schemes being protested in the UK, it's clear that the majority don't find this acceptable. We plan to host/store all user-data on servers in a country like Sweden or Iceland - both of those countries support internet freedom without censorship. We feel we'd be putting-off new users or doing our current users a disservice by continuing the host Asperclick in a country where the government can just 'take' YOUR personal information from our servers at the drop of a hat. - For those interested in technology, we're planning to use EmberJS for the majority of the frontend for the new version, with NodeJS or Ruby on Rails for the backend. More on that and the rest of the development stack later. The Forum Invision power board (what Asperclick currently runs on) is great forum software, but it's really quite old now - of course it's still in active development and constantly updated, but the format remains the same. I'm not discounting familiarity, but this is 2013 and we can do better. We're planning to build our own platform from scratch that is fully customized to our(your!) needs. I won't go in to too much detail here since I have WAY too many ideas to mention, but to summarize: - A reputation system. Having some way of showing a user's reputation is a good thing - it gives users (new ones in particular) an idea of somebody's status in the community - if someone has a high reputation, they should be someone you can trust. Currently, we have post count and 'reputation' - solely based on how many likes one's posts have accrued. I wouldn't say that was an accurate representation of reputation at all. We plan on having the primary stat next to users BEING 'reputation' (rep), and having an algorithm that takes more factors into account. Things like how much up/downvotes one's posts have had (more on that later), post count, active membership duration, infractions, etc. This is by no means perfect, but we can tweak it. So the reputation weights might look something like: New Thread +2 New Post +1 Upvote +2 Downvote -5 Visited for the day +5 Love-Post +10 Infract -x (100 default?) - Up/Downvotes for each post. Currently you can 'like' posts to show your support or agreement with what someone has said. It only makes sense to have the opposite be possible too - each post will have a counter with up/down arrows so you can easily and quickly show your (dis)agreement with a post. Up and downvotes will be anonymous. We were also thinking of letting people 'love' a post. Up/downvoting or 'love'ing someone's post would adjust their reputation by different amounts. Loving a post would award more reputation than an update and wouldn't be anonymous, but users would be limited to 'love'ing 2 (or there abouts) posts per day. The idea is, it would be an indication that the user *really* likes, values, supports or agrees with the post in question. - Anonymous posting. Lots of people might not want to create an account or login with facebook to post in the interests of privacy or hiding their identity. We shouldn't stop those individuals from posting, so we'd like to support anonymous/account-less posting. Obviously these users wouldn't benefit from private messaging or anything like that, and it would be policed quite heavily to keep a handle on spam. - New content. Currently, to find new content you can few the 'recent topics' list - works great whilst the forum is still small, but when it's busy (multiple threads/minute) you'll miss a lot - you can receive notifications of activity in threads you're subscribed to or manually go into each forum to look for new threads. We'd like to overhaul that, with more of the main UI being used to help you find both new content and content you're active or interested in. - Reputation-based moderation. This is definitely still at the idea stage, but I'd *really* like to have some kind of system in place where members gain moderating priveleges in line with the amount of reputation they have. The idea being, if you're reputation is high enough, you're probably a valued and respected member of the community - enough so to handle reports and so on. I don't like how 'authoriative' other forums can come across - members vs mods - to the extent where I considered changing the Administrator's group here to just be 'Member', so I didn't stand out. I didn't in the end for a few reasons - everybody already knows who I am, it might be confusing, etc. The point stands though. - No "Information Overload". There's quite a lot of unnecessary information on IPB's interface. We'd aim to massivley reduce that, whilst improving the design aesthetics, maintaing (and improving) functionality and focusing on readability. Here are a couple of examples of what we were thinking (desktop and mobile to show you how it would be responsive, too): - http://postimg.org/image/57nfn057b/ - http://postimg.org/image/pjeg0xbgh/ - Lots more features, user experience improvements, etc. Social Network We're going to build a social network. There, I said it. A social network built with aspies in mind - extremely configurable privacy-settings, away from the information-overload of facebook, fully integrated with the rest of the site and community. I don't have much more to say on this at the moment, just that I'd definitely like it to happen - and so would everyone else I've mentioned it to. Personal Dashboard The idea behind this section is to provide as many software-tools to aid aspies as possible. So for example, at the moment we have plans for; a calendar for aspie's to add appointments to (which they could be reminded about by email and/or SMS), a day-trip planner, budget-planner and other things of that nature. Another idea was an 'obsession-tracker', which pulls obsession-related articles from Google alerts or other sources, straight to your dashboard. Open to suggestions. Jobs Board This is a really important module, in our opinion. A jobs board with jobs that make special accomodation(s) for employees with ASD's. A lot of the unemployed members here aren't in their situation through choice - they just can't find a suitable working environment. We'd actively search for employers that make these accomodations to post their job openings. It's a win/win situation - unemployed aspies might find a job they're comfortable in and employers benefit from the intelligence, attention to detail and focus that (most ) aspies bring to the table. Dating A lot of aspies struggle with (romantic) relationships. I've thought a dating site for aspies would be a good idea for a while - I know Wrongplanet built one, which looks kind of dead/90's. The main problem with dating sites is trust - it's too easy to fake your identity or lie. If a site get's a reputation for that kind of thing, it won't work. We were thinking that REQUIRING x reputation on Asperclick to use the dating site might help 'validate' users to be trustworthy to some extend, before they can contact others. Beyond that, it'd be similar to many other dating sites, matching people on their interests, personality traits, etc, etc. Open to suggestions. ----- That's an overview of the modules. There is far too much to write about each of them for me to give a full summary here. I've hopefully give you enough for you to share in our vision and give us your feedback though. Money I'd really love to dedicate myself to developing Asperclick full-time. I know that's not going to be possible until we're a much larger community, but monetization is something to think about. I will ensure the plans I mentioned above happen in some capacity, alongside my regular work, it will just take time. Everyone has been very generous so far in donating towards the cost of hosting for Asperclick. I wish we didn't have to ask - but it's nice to have people contact us WANTING to help (which is why we setup the donation page) - we certainly won't refuse help. As the site grows, so will the costs and we've thought of a few ways to try and cover that outside of relying on donations. - Charging employers for listings on the jobs board. This is common practice in online recruitment. The rates would be reasonable compared to generic job board sites as a sign of our appreciation that employers are willing to reach out to the AS community by building comfortable workplaces. - Allowing users to bypass the reputation requirement to use the dating site. This might seem a bit 'selly-outy' at first, but willingness to pay is a form of validation in itself - which is all the reputation requirement serves in the first place (validation). - Tasteful advertising. By tasteful, I mean INFREQUENT adverts that are designed to match the aesthetics of the site, for products or services relevant to aspies which WE approve of. So for example, weighted blankets, jackets that hug you, genuine things aspies might like. - And finally a user-funded option. We were thinking of allowing users to donate a small amount £1-5 (their choice) monthly, should they want to. The idea being that everyone that finds this place useful could hopefully afford a tiny amount (to them) monthly to support it. Supporters would intentionally get very little (or no) benefit from donating. The site being online is their gratitude. I don't really like how other forums will try to 'sell' subscriptions in return for menial perks like PM box space, avoiding flood control etc - those are things that will be based on reputation. We will be completely open with Asperclick's finances. We will always make Asperclick's 'income' public information. Should the day come where it's possible for me to work on Asperclick full-time, we'll need to draw money from it to live, but that will all be disclosed. In the (hopeful!) scenario that Asperclick could create a substantial income over time, 'excess' income will be put towards the WillowHope Foundation - we've spoken of that briefly in threads before. It will be a charity aimed at helping those with ASD's. More details on that later. Parting Thoughts I just have one last part to add - that is that we PROMISE to you that we will be extremely cautious with any changes we make to Asperclick. For example, when V2 is finished (after extensive testing and beta period), all data will be migrated seamlessly - nothing will be lost. The forum we build will be extremely intuitive so as not to alienate anyone. Also, we really have no idea how long this will take yet. A long time. I'd be most comfortable saying 1-2 years. We refuse to rush and will make sure we get this right. That was a long post. So. Thoughts?
  20. 13 points
    Got up early to go to Waterstones to get this this morning: The final Skulduggery Pleasant book - The Dying of the Light (Limited Black Edition, only 1000 copies)! :D P.S Thanks spiderwoman0_2 and Spiderman0_2 for taking me.
  21. 13 points
    100% Agree with what Willow said. I don't think I've ever seen quite such a strong change-of-stance from people who are supposedly close friends (like Willow said, it's happened specifically to us several times in the last year). It really pisses me off, I honestly haven't encountered that kind of behavior since leaving school... When people seem to turn on Willow/us for no reason, it really does add insult to injury when they try and deface what we're doing. Leaving bad reviews on her book, badmouthing the forum, etc is so brutal, not to mention misleading. They're denying whoever they reach the chance at being part of this (in my opinion!) great, friendly community. And negative comments always sound louder than the positives, so that's usually what people will listen to. Whilst it's "just an internet forum" and "just a website, book and some videos", we're still in a position of some responsibility, meaning we probably don't get to say what we'd like a lot of the time for the sake of keeping things running smoothly - so you'll have to afford us the little rant...
  22. 13 points
    Toran - I'm quite surprised to find just how little you seem to think of Willow (and by extension, me, since there is a little about the forum we don't discuss) and how you think your personal situation excuses you for a lot of your behavior on the forum tonight... I'm not really sure where to begin. I don't want you to think I'm attacking you, (I feel like I've said this to a lot of people lately :/) I just want to try and have you understand. Try and keep that in mind when reading this. These are facts - the definition of a 'fact' being a statement based upon tangible or measurable evidence. You've derailed 2-3 threads in the last couple of days for no good reason. You've attacked other members and Willow.You have mentioned the situation with your daughter... a lot. There's nothing wrong with that and we definitely do care about that kind of stuff, but it doesn't mean you should be treated any differently or excused from the prior points. You've been abusive towards other members, you received warning points for it (details were in the warning note). Sofi has been abusive. She has received warning points. There are no favorites here or anyone that the rules don't apply to. We definitely do root for freedom of speech, provided that the speech in question isn't a direct attack/provocation of another member or posted in the wrong place. A thread where somebody is trying to organize a meet-up and make a few friends is not the right place to start a debate and start throwing accusations of discrimination. Go ahead and start a seperate thread for it (though I think Kuribo beat you to it). I haven't deleted or edited any posts here, despite you bashing Willow and the forum... is that free enough? I'm not sure why you think Willow is 'nasty' or how we've treated you unfairly. You're an honorary member, won the 'Asperclicker Award' (!!!) and we've tried to help you where possible with the forum (changing your profile picture, info, creating your signature, etc). Willow was actually going to post you the painting you ordered a while back tomorrow, just because we knew you were going through a rough time and thought you might as well have it. We're a bit disappointed to be honest. I don't have a lot else to say and am still undecided on whether it's best to nuke this thread from existence (since it's extremely... 'ugly') or leave it as a reminder for days to come of how ridiculously out of hand things can get, but lastly: We are sorry to hear about the situation with your daughter. Even those that you've angered and have lashed out tonight I'm sure don't like to hear about cases of self-harm and what-not. I for one would like to offer you support, in whatever form I can, since it's obviously taking it's toll on you. But that's extremely tough when there's what feels like a 'turf war' going on right now.
  23. 13 points
  24. 13 points
    Where do I start...let's say...when you often rehearse conversations in your head.
  25. 13 points
    When caught off guard with the question "how are you?"


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