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    Let The Madness Begin Muhahahahahaha

    “Oh hey guys how’s it hanging?” he asked noticing us at the end of the hall not seeming to care about his lack of clothing. I looked away covering my eyes. Yet another traumatic event was carved into my brain against my will. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sleep...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Aug 29, 2011

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    Love And Obsession

    What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    "But I like the inconveniences.""We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably.""But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.""In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Dancing On The Edge

    "The room was quiet. I hated the silence. All kinds of thoughts could pop up in that silence. Silence was like the dark- anything could be hiding in it."-Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 24, 2012

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    From The Claw Of The Conciliator..

    "We were one, naked and happy and clean, and we knew that she was no more and that I still lived, and we struggled against neither of those things, but with woven hair read from a single book and talked and sang of other matters."
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    The Door !

    "You see, only one who wanted to find the Stone -- find it, but not use it -- would be able to get it..."                              ...
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    A Recent Obsession

    I can't seem to get this out of my mind lately. It comes from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and was written by John Donne: "No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    "It's a troublesome world.

    The people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful - a whole heaping lot - for the people and places you're LUCKY you're NOT. That's why I say Duckie, don't grumble, don't stew. Some critters are much-much, oh, ever so much-much, so...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 27, 2014

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    " Your ego will make an argument

    for why you have to "sell out", in a thousand ways. It will rationalize that you need security, safety, certainty, control, acceptance, and a paycheck. But what is the price for selling out your soul? Every time you betray the truth of your soul, you split from your true self...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 23, 2014

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    Happiness Habit

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you", that would suffice. M. Shimoff, Happy for No Reason Chapter 5, The pillar of the heart
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I didn't even realise it happened until I came from university for the Easter holidays this year. Before going to uni, I had a select few friends, and there was a close, unspoken...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Even the best friends for decades could have grown apart from each other. Its sad to realize we are getting on our own tracks, less understanding. But good thing I feel the...
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 6 days ago

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    me and my girlfriend love each other. i mean love. we have been in a relationship for almost 5 years. and we plan to move in together after college into our own home. (we already...
    ValiToytiki ValiToytiki 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "No Luke......." " I am your father!!!!!"
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Hey everyone! I just wanted to tell anyone that's struggling with a breakup that it's true with time it gets easier. I went through a terrible breakup that left a lot of unanswered...
    velvetskies velvetskies 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    There is something unique to literature in terms of art form. Photographs, film, and painting are visual mediums. Music and radio shows are audial mediums. Only literature uses...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I was surprised by how many cases of A.D.D. have popped up online in a myriad of different mediums - Youtube videos, social media, websites, ect. - that are all centered primarily...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I ALWAYS HAVE TO BUY A BOOK WHEN I ENTER A BOOK STORE. I have a mini library in my room ;-;
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I strongly suspect that I have 47,XXY Kleinfelter Syndrome. I was diagnosed with Hypogonadism two weeks ago. I'm 38. Previously I thought my issues were solely due to varicoceles...
    mjxxy mjxxy 36-40, M Mar 15

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    I designed a flamethrower in ap goverment as well as quite a few pun based goods while watching comedy and have ideas about comic book style arrows like what green arrow has but...
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321 18-21, M Mar 10

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    My two cents on animals through an essay I wrote for class: Title: The Duty of Life It is generally accepted that killing another human being is worse than killing a...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have had several crushes when I was kid on cartoon characters like Batman and Blue Falcon. However my love of cartoon characters to anime characters. I have so many. From Heart...
    SilentDreamer27 SilentDreamer27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I get bored pretty much so that is why i am at ep. I can talk about different subject from teen stuff&relationships&health issues. I don't like to have all f any of the...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M Mar 8

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    Starting at the beginning… First off, just letting you know, I am straight to everyone else on the planet, but I know that I am bisexual. This girl Jackie, she is actually...
    shancostello shancostello 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    An experience I can definitely relate too. It's seems all my life I've felt like I had friends but quickly realize that if I don't call, text, or make plans I won't hear from them...
    tiara29 tiara29 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    ASMR is the best. I've been trying to figure out what the tingles are forever. I've googled "good tingles" and all kinds of stuff. I finally searched for it on YouTube and...
    Beccabug98 Beccabug98 16-17, F Mar 5

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    I used to consider it a broken home when the pain was ripe and hearts were freshly injured again and again. I have lately just looked at it as my family getting bigger. In my...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 7

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    I recently turned 18, and me and my mothers relationship has been kind of okay, I have pretty minimum contact with her due to her abuse but it's safe to say we left off on 'okay...
    Debbiefrangipani Debbiefrangipani 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I can make a movie on the s*** that goes on in my life. Lately I've been having conflicting feelings about my current boyfriend and a man I met in 2010. I'll call him J. J and I...
    Myeiaddiction Myeiaddiction 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    He was underway for 8 days. He came back to land on Thursday and I still haven't heard from him but he seems to have plenty of time for Facebook. I don't understand. :/ He always...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I hate playing the waiting game. I can't even write him because Great Lakes has so many different addresses and he didn't tell me which one he was in. It's been two weeks and I...
    BrennaJoy BrennaJoy 18-21, F Mar 2

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    Spring cleaning 2015 It’s time for my spring cleaning again. Once again, if you have been removed from my circle, sorry no offense, but there must be some reason. Good luck and...
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I want to meet the people behind Converse Shoes and hug them. I hardly ever wear heels unless it's work or events so my 4 pairs of Converse All Stars have saved me from painfully...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Trying not to drink vodka everyday just to make my thoughts go away is so hard when you have a litre of vodka in your room. Trying not to cut mu self everyday just to be able to...
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I just found out 2 days ago that I have herpes. I am terrified to tell anyone and I've stumbled upon this so here's hoping someone reads this. I can't believe this is my life, and...
    starrysunlight starrysunlight 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I have a webcam from like the 80s haha it's so big and ugly and bulky
    GoldieLocksGrahamCrackers GoldieLocksGrahamCrackers 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I know that life is not easy for anybody. But sometimes I wonder how am I so ok, when I know people have experienced similar traumas and have broken and can no longer function in...
    salcla salcla 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm originally from Queens, New York and when my family and I moved down to South Carolina in 1997, children here until I was about 14 years old, always used to say I was white on...
    Princey88 Princey88 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hi there, I'm 28 and I recently had a CT scan for something completely unrelated and they found a lesion in my knee that might be OCD... I can feel the lesion but it's not painful...
    AliVessali AliVessali 26-30 7 hrs ago

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    I have tons of ideas, and I can picture them clearly in my mind. But as soon as I put my pencil to paper (or my fingers to a keyboard) it's like my head just goes empty! I can't...
    BetterWithThree BetterWithThree 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Let's create a resource thread. So many times I feel isolated and don't know where to turn for help. Maybe we can all band together and share our resources for getting treatment or...
    IamLisaSimpson IamLisaSimpson 26-30, F 1 Response