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Gerontius
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Gerontius

Well-Known Member, Male, 24, from At a typewriter.

Within the last week I've ended up with a girlfriend and an offer of a $20/hour job. This will take time to process. Nov 28, 2021 at 11:36 AM

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    1. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Within the last week I've ended up with a girlfriend and an offer of a $20/hour job. This will take time to process.
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      2. crewlucaa_
        crewlucaa_
        I’m sorry :( What do you think is not right with the situation?
        Nov 28, 2021 at 10:01 PM
      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        Mostly my mindset @crewlucca_ -- Nothing to do with job or girl but everything to do with my complete, debilitating fear of asking for help.
        Nov 28, 2021 at 10:07 PM
      4. crewlucaa_
        crewlucaa_
        :( I know asking for help is hard. I’m here if you need support
        Nov 28, 2021 at 10:36 PM
    2. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Happy Thanksgiving all!
    3. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Trying something different today & going to mass at a different parish. It'll be nice to maybe make friends
      1. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        Update. It was nice. Didn't make any new friends but it was in a great town that's definitely bicycling distance and I am going to heaad down there & try socializing more as soon as college & bicycle repairs permit.
        Nov 21, 2021
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    4. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Been awhile but am trying to catch up on everything--sorry for running late
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    5. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I moved! Going back soon to rescue the old pump organ and the victrola but other than that GOODBYE FOREVER cityscape from Hades.
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    6. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I must stay productive today. It's getting harder. My attention span is down to about 3 to 5 seconds.
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      2. watersprite
        watersprite
        Know how you feel. Hope you are able to move through it okay.
        Oct 25, 2021
    7. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Finally -- Replaced my glasses. Nice to be able to have them back.
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    8. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I'm MOVING and I'm excited--
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      2. unperson
        unperson
        Exciting news G.
        Oct 18, 2021
      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        It's the news that might save my attempt at college. Moving underneath an old house--ASAP. Just gotta finish midterms & pack my trunks
        Oct 18, 2021
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      4. unperson
        unperson
        underneath as in basement? sounds nice and quiet.
        Oct 18, 2021
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    9. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      This is happening--I'm going to try moving soon.
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    10. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Life is making me tired. I'm about this close to being done with the nonsense--Is there a fast-forward button?
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      3. crewlucaa_
        crewlucaa_
        Sorry you're feeling this way right now... I really struggle to put my thoughts into words too. I feel like I'm always spamming the forum with useless rambles :( But I find your posts really informative and helpful! And you have a great sense of humor!!
        Oct 9, 2021
      4. crewlucaa_
        crewlucaa_
        Also, feel free to message me if you need someone to talk to, I can be useful sometimes (I think) lol... and I just like to help!!
        Oct 9, 2021
      5. smilie
        smilie
        aww im sorry gerontius i know how you feel that happens to me sometimes too its ok take all the time that you need ok
        Nov 21, 2021
    11. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Facebook is dow--Quick, everyone, talk to one another!
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      2. UberScout
        UberScout
        FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEBODY START A CONVERSATION! :P
        Oct 4, 2021
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      3. oregano
        oregano
        *makes gurgling noises* OH NOES I'VE FORGOTTEN HOW TO TALK!!!! :0
        Oct 4, 2021
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    12. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Thanks LadyS and Raggamuffin. Between the mention of cake and Natl. Coffee Day I want coffee & want to make a coffee-cake.
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      2. Raggamuffin
        Raggamuffin
        Cake is the language of love
        Sep 29, 2021
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      3. LadyS
        LadyS
        ...and coffee is life.
        Sep 29, 2021
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      Gerontius
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    14. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I hate the inevitability of noise--after some homework probably taking a bit of a midnight drive to escape.
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      3. Yeshuasdaughter
        Yeshuasdaughter
        OMGOMGOMG!! I spend several years lighting the house with only oil lamps, even though we lived in an apartment. No internet, no tv. Knitting and sewing for fun, playing piano and reading. I miss it.
        Sep 25, 2021
      4. oregano
        oregano
        I have a real Victorian oil lamp in the shed, I bought it at an estate sale in Sutter Creek, Cal., up in the Gold Country. The house was originally a kit house, and it was very old, and had a lot of cool old stuff. I really should use it after I move.
        Sep 25, 2021
      5. oregano
        oregano
        Nobody can replace their cars due to the crazy shortages. I refuse to drive when the roads are crowded for that reason. A computer chip factory in Japan blew up apparently and now they're saying several YEARS until chips are available again. Yikes!
        Sep 25, 2021
    15. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      The noise from neighbors will probably drive me nuts. It's the inescapability of it, more than anything else.
      1. SimonSays
        SimonSays
        Ear plugs are your friend.
        Sep 25, 2021
      2. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        I've tried that and it doesn't work. Vibrations that go through the floor aren't really stopped by ear plugs. Upward mobility, a higher-paying job, and a realtor who deals in abandoned farmsteads in the wilderness are my real chance.
        Sep 25, 2021
    16. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Beating depression last few days, time to fight the depression nest, here goes.
    17. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      I think I'm depressed.
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      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        @Markness Thanks friend; actually you & a few others helped by example.
        If I don't get this stuff under control I'll end up disabled from it or dead. Thought I was going to die last summer. That isn't the plan. So time to see about fixing it.
        Sep 19, 2021
      4. Markness
        Markness
        I felt that way as well. Society really needs to take mental health more seriously.
        Sep 19, 2021
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      5. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        I had to cut a staph infection out of my stomach with a match, a tin of black-salve, and the needle off the old windup victrola. This is why I'm worried that due to depression & lack of function I'm going to end up dead.
        Got to fix this, now.
        Sep 19, 2021
    18. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Rode 9 miles on a 65-year-old British roadster bicycle at around midnight last night. Restoration is almost done.
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    19. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Trying to decide something neat to do this weekend. Preferably with humans.
    20. Gerontius
      Gerontius
      Going waterboarding in Guantanamo Bay sounds like an awesome vacation if you don't know what that is. End legalized torture.
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      2. oregano
        oregano
        I read earlier today that the US spy thriller TV show "24", which was created to push the War on Terror, got so rah-rah about how wonderful, justified, and useful torture was that the commanders of West Point had to send a few guys to Los Angeles to get the producers to tone down the scripts.
        Sep 12, 2021
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      3. Gerontius
        Gerontius
        Sep 12, 2021
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      4. Greatshield17
        Greatshield17
        Just think of how many taxpayer dollars could’ve gone to helping your fellow-Autistic Americans as opposed to supporting the oh, so successful War on Terror…
        Sep 13, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Aug 5, 1997 (Age: 24)
    Location:
    At a typewriter.
    Occupation:
    Novelist & student.
    Diagnosis Status:
    High Functioning Autism - Officially Diagnosed
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    US - Libertarian
    --Roman Catholic,
    --Autistic,
    --History buff

    For me, Edwardian technology is an an escape from the sensory problems of modern cyberpunk hellscapes. Catholicism is a nice break from the structure-less subjectivism of wealthy America. And Autism Forum is a nice break from Wrong Planet; I'm not going back there.
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