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Postby RCC: Act II » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:24 am

Mostly I'm waiting to make sure this account is able to freely post, but I do like to babble.
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Re: I'm here

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 am

What's this about accounts that cannot freely post?

Pyrrho?

And if it's RCC, why not just a password reset?
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Re: I'm here

Postby ed » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 am

I blame Trump!!!
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Postby Pyrrho » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:24 am

All newly registered accounts are set for administrator approval of their first post in order to prevent spambots.

If RCC needs a password reset I can do that, or RCC can click on the "I forgot my password" link on the Login screen, then use the password reset form.

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ucp.php?mode=sendpassword
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Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:19 pm

Welcome back RCC.
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Re: I'm here

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:04 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Welcome back RCC.


Or is it? :o
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Re: I'm here

Postby RCC: Act II » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:02 pm

It is I. The second RCC account is sort of dramatic symbolism. I've been through some shit. Through some hard work but much more due to a series of dramatically unlikely mostly positive events, I'm getting a second chance at life.

Figured I'd hang out here a bit. I need an outlet to write nonsense about stuff, and I might be hitting the skeptic ink forum like it owes me money...
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Re: I'm here

Postby ed » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:09 pm

RCC: Act II wrote:It is I. The second RCC account is sort of dramatic symbolism. I've been through some shit. Through some hard work but much more due to a series of dramatically unlikely mostly positive events, I'm getting a second chance at life.

Figured I'd hang out here a bit. I need an outlet to write nonsense about stuff, and I might be hitting the skeptic ink forum like it owes me money...



Well for chrissake spin us a yarn young feller.

We'll just pull up a hog to set on, stoke up the pipe and settle in.

What you been up to? Knock over any banks? Knock up any chicks? Pay a "visit" to Thailand?

You're on ...
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Re: I'm here

Postby Fid » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:35 pm

I thought you were dead.
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Postby sparks » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Yeah, he get's that a lot.
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Postby shemp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:57 am

Fid wrote:I thought you were dead.


He's just pining for the fjords.

Welcome back RCC!
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Re: I'm here

Postby RCC: Act II » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:30 am

ed wrote:

Well for chrissake spin us a yarn young feller.

We'll just pull up a hog to set on, stoke up the pipe and settle in.

What you been up to? Knock over any banks? Knock up any chicks? Pay a "visit" to Thailand?

You're on ...


Lets see. My depression got so bad and the treatments so ineffective that I lost close to everything and wound up agreeing to have electric current passed through my brain because why not. It didn't work. I gave up on life and pretty much was just waiting to die. The medical bills drove me to bankruptcy. I was bedridden for a few months. The shock left me with a phobia of sleep, which made every night... unpleasant. Still does.

At some point I finally found a drug that cut through the depression at the cost of regular debilitating panic attacks. This made me really restless, so I moved a bunch of times. It was nice to get around. I moved back to my hometown. Then the weird luck stuff set in.

I went on Match.com. I made a plan to go on a date. The night before that date my friend got me to go have dinner at the one Mexican place in the area. It turned out he and his girlfriend were setting me up to "casually" meet a friend of his girlfriend... the same girl I had independently met on Match.

I eventually married her. We get back to that restaurant often.

Meanwhile... the drug stopped working. I went through a 9 month withdrawal from it. This was lucky because of timing. During this, a book came out (Tommy Angelo's Painless Poker) which was not really a poker book but one about meditation and mindfulness that made sense to me because it was discussed in a poker context rather than general hippy bullshit. So I had the tools and the motivation (that withdrawal was some shit) to rewire some of the worst parts of my brain. I also threw up my hands and went back to the only drugs that at all helped me before without melting my brain with anxiety, figuring a tiny bit of help was as good as I was going to get.

At some point during this withdrawal my wife inherited some smallish significant sum, enough to buy a decent house and have a minor cushion. This helps with anxiety. I gradually improved for a while. The day after I decided I was well enough to try to maybe get back into practicing law, the guy who runs the public defender office in my home circuit happened to call me about an opening he was going to have early next year. He ran into an old friend of mine and was talking about needing a lawyer and I was mentioned and my number given. He hired me pending the opening. Apparently the job covers my home county, which was the job I was planning to do when I left here to go to law school in the first place. Just a small 20 year detour.

So right after that, the chief of the PD office in the circuit just south of here had a guy go on three month military leave, and he needed a temporary replacement that could step in without being trained. Which is what I'm doing now, pleasantly finding out that I'm capable of doing this after having lost all hope a few years before. I'm waiting for the local PD gig to open, but if somehow that doesn't happen I'll just open my own office. Finding work was never the problem...

So, five years after having everything collapse on me, I'm happily married, living in a nice house in my hometown, and restarting my career. Mostly because of this preposterous chain of events, but I'll take it.
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Re: I'm here

Postby ed » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:36 pm

I am really happy for you. Really and truly.
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Postby sparks » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:55 pm

Deeply cheered for you as well RCC. If anyone but you had told me that story, I'd have called bullshit on them in a heart beat. Dayum. Just fucking dayum.

(Being the pussy that I am) I would not have survived that kind of shit. Congrats and thoughts are with you.
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Re: I'm here

Postby RCC: Act II » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:28 am

Thanks.

I wrote some stuff about how some of the darker moments of this felt; I may post some of it in the skeptic ink forum. I'm not sure because I imagine some of it would be a bummer to read and I hate seeming melodramatic anyway. I keep it and look at it now and then because I want to remember how bad it got in case I ever decide to stop doing the things I need to do to keep it from happening again.

There is nothing that will make you appreciate everything in life more than going through this sort of thing. It is playing with house money to the extreme.
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Re: I'm here

Postby Fid » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 am

Welcome back, I had a couple (I think) ECT back in the 60's. Not sure whether it was needed or was just an attempt to avoid the draft. It was a dark time for a gay boy. Anyway welcome back.
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Re: I'm here

Postby ed » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:38 am

Fid wrote:Welcome back, I had a couple (I think) ECT back in the 60's. Not sure whether it was needed or was just an attempt to avoid the draft. It was a dark time for agay boy. Anyway welcome back.
:shock: :shock:

I thought that this was a god fearing christian/moslem/orthodox jewish board.

I am shocked. I am going to get our sgt at arms, Abdul, to escort you out. :x :x
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Re: I'm here

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:39 pm

Lose the shtick, ed. :p
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