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Gisele

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    Gisele got a reaction from anon22ae in Do you ever wish you lived in a different time/era?   
    If we could trip through time, I could quite happily stumble and fall into late 18th century Paris. What would not be to like? Parasols and plumage and the golden age of millinery and the beginning of the end of the monarchy and tough men ruling the mean streets on penny farthings and the new romanticism that gave us J.M Turner and Keats and air as clean as open sewers might allow and the birth of a better social contract and more tolerance than what came later for open secrets and handwritten letters and the febrile excitement of revolution and ...probably a grim early death from tuberculosis. Oh well, can't have everything. 
    Would also want wifi and all-day lipstick. 
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    Gisele got a reaction from anon22ae in Do you ever wish you lived in a different time/era?   
    This really is very good!
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    Gisele got a reaction from JD4010 in Do you ever wish you lived in a different time/era?   
    If we could trip through time, I could quite happily stumble and fall into late 18th century Paris. What would not be to like? Parasols and plumage and the golden age of millinery and the beginning of the end of the monarchy and tough men ruling the mean streets on penny farthings and the new romanticism that gave us J.M Turner and Keats and air as clean as open sewers might allow and the birth of a better social contract and more tolerance than what came later for open secrets and handwritten letters and the febrile excitement of revolution and ...probably a grim early death from tuberculosis. Oh well, can't have everything. 
    Would also want wifi and all-day lipstick. 
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    Gisele got a reaction from JD4010 in Do you ever wish you lived in a different time/era?   
    This really is very good!
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    Gisele got a reaction from Atra in is there anything offensive in this message that I sent?   
    Doesn't appear to be anything terribly wrong with it, though it does appear to be tripping over itself to be almost third-party neutral. You might think a little less cornflour and a lot more salt might be the flavour of these things. Or at least a bit of forked tongue. 
    That's probably to your credit though. 
    Wouldn't be expecting a reply though. You fought history and lost. and that is as old as time. And regardless of how it is written, you're asking for moral reflection. Yeah ... nah. If that hasn't happened, it isn't going to. 
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    Gisele got a reaction from chumly in is there anything offensive in this message that I sent?   
    Doesn't appear to be anything terribly wrong with it, though it does appear to be tripping over itself to be almost third-party neutral. You might think a little less cornflour and a lot more salt might be the flavour of these things. Or at least a bit of forked tongue. 
    That's probably to your credit though. 
    Wouldn't be expecting a reply though. You fought history and lost. and that is as old as time. And regardless of how it is written, you're asking for moral reflection. Yeah ... nah. If that hasn't happened, it isn't going to. 
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    Gisele got a reaction from JD4010 in Has DF Helped You?   
    I would say openly that DF has helped, in a circular sense at the very least. There is virtue is saying and thinking and reflecting and saying again and thinking some more in whatever order that occurs and if that is only a digital wailing wall, then it helps. It helps me because it helps the things that have and do help more. 
    I think it is less helpful in in an interactive sense but that wouldn't surprise anyone, given how we the membership wash up in places like these at the low ebb of volubility. Since I have been here either side of the Facebook phenomenon, I would say interactivity took a when the Like button emerged. I suppose if you like something, it never hurts to register that fact. Who knows, it could actually be easier than saying so. "Use your words," I used to say when my children were very small. Words matter, more than ever, here as much as anywhere.
    Could never donate to DF though. Not when you're only a mad moment away from getting punted. But that's just me and I wouldn't want that to obscure the gratitude I have for DF  reminding me at all times that unvarnished honesty can be horribly over-rated, no matter how much the devil in me may think otherwise
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    Gisele got a reaction from Tears_Always in Has DF Helped You?   
    I would say openly that DF has helped, in a circular sense at the very least. There is virtue is saying and thinking and reflecting and saying again and thinking some more in whatever order that occurs and if that is only a digital wailing wall, then it helps. It helps me because it helps the things that have and do help more. 
    I think it is less helpful in in an interactive sense but that wouldn't surprise anyone, given how we the membership wash up in places like these at the low ebb of volubility. Since I have been here either side of the Facebook phenomenon, I would say interactivity took a when the Like button emerged. I suppose if you like something, it never hurts to register that fact. Who knows, it could actually be easier than saying so. "Use your words," I used to say when my children were very small. Words matter, more than ever, here as much as anywhere.
    Could never donate to DF though. Not when you're only a mad moment away from getting punted. But that's just me and I wouldn't want that to obscure the gratitude I have for DF  reminding me at all times that unvarnished honesty can be horribly over-rated, no matter how much the devil in me may think otherwise
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    Gisele got a reaction from nojoy in Tell the Truth   
    Where I'm from, a famous former footballer and media personality was alone in a car that left the road at high speed. It hit the only tree for miles and he lost his life. It doesn;t matter who it is because he was so famous I didn't know who he was either. The clear inference at the time and for a long later since is that he rather than happenstance chose the tree. It emerged that he undertaken therapy in whatever form that took and had ceased medication some months earlier. Everything about the media coverage hinted at mental illness being the ultimate cause of his death but no-one, not a single soul, could say so explicitly. 
    But the inferences from his family and the media were crystal clear. 
    You wonder many things. If he was a musician or an artist, the mental health angle would have been palpably more fascinating. That's not my opinion. That's verifiable. Certainly record sales would have spiked. You wonder why successful suicides are suddenly taboo when, and I'm sorry for saying so, there is clearly less at stake. If it is for the sake of the family, then this man's family isn't squeamish. They have given permission to air a documentary where the victim is very candid about his struggles. Shame the media more broadly lacks the same courage. 
    You also wonder if a separate man in a similar car on a similar road did a similar thing with, say, his kids in the car because his wife left him or whatever, then we all know you would hear the word suicide a million times. Why? Nope, don't know either. 
    The 21st century is meant to be a source of light isn't. I call BS. It's just using assumed privacy as a way of never mentioning the 's' word.
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from evalynn in Words You Like?   
    Husband is a very fine word, rich in meaning.
    It can be matter-of-fact ... Huzband
    It can be cold ... Hey
    It can be sensual ... Hussssband
    It can be outraged ... #$%^ing Husb'nd
    It can beg, it can be mocking and it can be said with the eyes and the back of one's head.
    Wife just doesn't have the same possibilities. Needs another syllable or something
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from evalynn in Words You Like?   
    Vagina. Makes me proud to own one ;)
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    Gisele got a reaction from idkusername465 in Rediculous answer game   
    So the moon can enjoy a nice sleep in.
    Why doesn't Nepal try harder to raise the sea level?
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in Who are your favorite characters?   
    Cersei Lannister
    The Mad Hatter
    Johanna Mason (that's the book version of her, not the underwhelming movie version)
    Clint Eastwood as anything, in anything
    Pei Mei
    Cersei Lannister
    Cersei Lannister
    Every character in Trainspotting
    Holly Golightly
    and,
    of course,
    Cersei Lannister
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in Music.   
    uh huh
    frequently
    a lot 
    insanely often then
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in Favorite Beverage?   
    *** and *****, especially after a run-in with the censors.
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    Gisele got a reaction from evalynn in Fictional Characters That Have Depression?   
    Whether it's intentional or not, Kristen Stewart as any character she has ever played
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in How Do You Feel Today? #32   
    Fidgety....which is of course the superhighway to doing nothing (useful)
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    Gisele got a reaction from samadhiSheol in The "what would you like to be doing" thread   
    Pleading guilty at a witch trial
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in Rediculous answer game   
    So the moon can enjoy a nice sleep in.
    Why doesn't Nepal try harder to raise the sea level?
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from Dolphin2013 in 5 words you don't want to hear (fun game?)   
    Ms _______? We're here about ...
    Halfway joking. Oh well, that's a start
     
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in Invent Something New With Two Words...   
    A nightmareproof bed
    would be a fabulous, fabulous thing! Come on Santa, get around it!
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in 5 words you don't want to hear (fun game?)   
    Ms _______? We're here about ...
    Halfway joking. Oh well, that's a start
     
     
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from ColdFire in 5 Words you DO want to hear! (Maybe an even "funner" game?)   
    If we're in the low-likelihood spectrum....
    You're so s*** at insanity
     
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in What are you grateful for?   
    I'm grateful that none of the planes that fall out of the sky have ever landed on my head
    And I'm grateful my husband doesn't believe me when I most need him not to. It really is a gift. 
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    Gisele got a reaction from Epictetus in The "what would you like to be doing" thread   
    Pleading guilty at a witch trial
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