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Scintillae wrote:

*puts head on desk*

I think I'm caught up on grading.

...as soon as I hit post, I'm going to get a late submission email. I know it.

sends Ms. Scint late submission, school transfer email


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A very alarming three-peat there, Freehold . . . . >.>


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Yes, you're stealing my spring thunder!


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On a more serious note:

Drejk, I'm sad to hear of your brother's behavior and your associated struggles. If I can do anything beyond offering moral support, let me know!!

Prayers and best wishes for you and yours, chief. Much love.


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Thanks but unless any of you is secretly a millionaire who could send large sum of money to pay off the debt on very short notice, to avoid the loss of living place and give extra time to aid my brother, then little can be done from away beyond offering moral support.


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Sorry, not yet.

The lottery drawing is on Wednesday and Saturday, so check back then.


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I voted in the spring elections today, I'm not saying that walking three blocks in the ice and snow to vote makes me a hero, but my name does start with Captain, so...


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...dear children, please remember to attach the document to Classroom before you hit submit if you want a grade above zero.


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A timeline of what our dog was doing on May 17th, 2017. As told in Crookshanks old reporter's notebook.

9:02 Chewing on a wad of toilet paper.
9:04 Gets it taken away.
9:05 Licking Mom's shoe, walking around.
9:06 He is lying down and looking sooo cute.
9:07 repositions.
9:09 repositions.
9:10 Stopped watching him.


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Damn Drejk, I'm so sorry. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself; it sounds like you've done everything you can to search for ways to help your brother. Even if you can't have him remanded for psychiatric observation, is there some way you can alert the police/authorities or have your warnings about his behavior put on the record? I know it might seem heartless for me to be thinking in cover-your-butt mode, but I don't want you getting in trouble when he likely acts out and threatens or harms someone.

No, you should absolutely not attempt to try and share a home with him. Again, I know it might seem callous but you can't help him like that. He already abused you in your youth, and in his current condition he will only bring you harm mentally, if not physically too. If a new realistic means of helping him presents itself, you will need all your strength. Likely, your parents will need help dealing with his condition too. You won't be any use to anyone if you allow him to drag you under too.

Please take care of yourself. When loved ones spiral down, often their immediate family, friends, and caregivers take the full brunt. Please do whatever you can do to keep yourself mentally and emotionally healthy. You have to keep looking after your own well-being, now more than ever, and you should not feel guilty for it.


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...and Hugh Laurie and George Clooney will be starring in a new Hulu adaptation of Catch-22, only the *best* anti-war novel of all time. Clooney is playing Col. Cathcart. No word on Laurie's role. The kid they have playing Yossarian is some rookie I've never heard of. There's no hope he'll be half as good as Alan Arkin, but maybe he won't be too bad.
Still... *excited*!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Freehold and Nobody! Its like an awesome comic strip!

Freehold and Nobody makes me think of Summer and Tinkles.


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Okay. Now, I'm caught up on grading. death-glare at email


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Krombopulos Michael wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Freehold and Nobody! Its like an awesome comic strip!
Freehold and Nobody makes me think of Summer and Tinkles.

That's exactly what it would look like. You know it's true.


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Now people think they can bother me outside of Tiny T-Rex's school about the inside scoop about when things go on sale.

Yeah, that's not happening.

You get a very curt "I don't know or care" and then it's back to twiddling on my phone, just like at work.


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I claim Tinkles! I could rock those leg warmers!


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Drejk wrote:
Thanks but unless any of you is secretly a millionaire who could send large sum of money to pay off the debt on very short notice, to avoid the loss of living place and give extra time to aid my brother, then little can be done from away beyond offering moral support.

You're unfortunately right Drejk. I do wish I could more for you, just so you could get some peace of mind. I prefer the old Dragon who's showing off his latest experiment from his ever expanding creature menagerie.

*Pats the great drake on the back, and offers a stiff drink*

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Now people think they can bother me...about the inside scoop...

Yeah, that's not happening.

You'd be amazed how often that happens when you work at a horse racing track...

Both from people who are joking, and people who are quite serious.


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NobodysHome wrote:
I claim Tinkles! I could rock those leg warmers!

My vote is for getting Impus Major to design you a Sabaton/Tinkles mash-up costume and write you a theme song.

He could be like the Evil Wedding Planner in Galavant, but cosplay design instead of weddings.


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The hilarious part is, our liquidation sales are actually worse than our usual sales we have.


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Other jobs I'm applying for.

Laser Tag referee.

Tractor driver at a winery.

Bounce instructor.


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Drejk, I wish I could help.


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Vanykrye wrote:

And the absurd work day continues...

User: Do you have any glue to fix a broken shoe?
Me: ... suffers flashbacks to being asked for wasp spray
Me: Are you guys just trolling me now?
User: What's that mean?
Me: Right now it means I don't have glue.
User: Oh. Would anyone else have glue?
Me: I don't know. You should probably ask anyone else.

Tell them you don't, but you do have a shovel, tarp, some lyme, and the address of a building with a foundation about to be poured?


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Scintillae wrote:
Okay. Now, I'm caught up on grading. death-glare at email

Is that so? submits late assignment

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Orthos wrote:
Scint, Ebon, and I just had a copper dragonkin challenge the party to a battle of puns.
Did one of you reply by adopting a cliche gangster accent and shouting "You'll never take me alive, Copper!"?

Actually yes, this did come up in conversation, as one of the puns the copperblood herself made.

... it didn't win points with the judge because he didn't get the joke.

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Whoops, my mask slipped...


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Meh. The debt according to debt collector is approximately $6,000... A bit over minimum yearly wage post-taxes. No way to get that money in a week... Even discounting that if borrowed from somewhere we wouldn't have means to repay it.

Hell, even if I'd won a lottery tomorrow, I wouldn't get the money in time so I can't delude myself into thinking about lottery.


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Drejk wrote:

Meh. The debt according to debt collector is approximately $6,000... A bit over minimum yearly wage post-taxes. No way to get that money in a week... Even discounting that if borrowed from somewhere we wouldn't have means to repay it.

Hell, even if I'd won a lottery tomorrow, I wouldn't get the money in time so I can't delude myself into thinking about lottery.

It's more a question of, "What then?"

Soooo many families plunge into bankruptcy precisely because of situations such as your own: Brother racks up huge debt, you borrow a tremendous amount of money to pay off the current debt, and then...
- Brother is unlikely to suddenly get better and start paying the rent again
- You'll already be paying off one loan, and yet your brother obviously needs medical help, which is more money. Plus his future rent and upkeep, since it sounds like he won't be able to take care of himself. Suddenly you can't even pay your own bills any more.

It's a neverending cycle of debt and despair, because the state refuses to deal with the reality of mental health. Yeah, I know that's political, but it's just as true in the U.S. as it is in Poland -- have a family member develop a debilitating mental illness and your choices are, "Let family member go homeless on the street, or go bankrupt trying to save them and end up homeless yourself."

It's nothing any family should ever face, because hell if I have any answers for you.

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Drejk wrote:

I know, I know, I am perfectly well aware of that.

Still I have anxiety, I have some problem with refusing to help others.

In the future father might blame me because of his obsession about brotherly love (which might be result of his guilt over accidentally breaking leg of his older, more responsible and overall competent brother, who happened to drink himself to death a few years ago) and because I hadn't checked on my (slightly older and in the past much more financially independent) brother. He might not. Hard to tell. I don't think he really comprehends the seriousness of mental illness.

I don't know. I've never lived with someone with metal illness before so I don't think I have qualifications for saying what to do.

Do you have any laws that will get you into trouble for reporting to the paramedics about your brother if his condition isn't serious enough? Are there any help lines you can turn to to report that your brother has a problem?


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NobodysHome wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Meh. The debt according to debt collector is approximately $6,000... A bit over minimum yearly wage post-taxes. No way to get that money in a week... Even discounting that if borrowed from somewhere we wouldn't have means to repay it.

Hell, even if I'd won a lottery tomorrow, I wouldn't get the money in time so I can't delude myself into thinking about lottery.

It's more a question of, "What then?"

Soooo many families plunge into bankruptcy precisely because of situations such as your own: Brother racks up huge debt, you borrow a tremendous amount of money to pay off the current debt, and then...
- Brother is unlikely to suddenly get better and start paying the rent again
- You'll already be paying off one loan, and yet your brother obviously needs medical help, which is more money. Plus his future rent and upkeep, since it sounds like he won't be able to take care of himself. Suddenly you can't even pay your own bills any more.

That's basically the question I asked my parents, and the question I asked my brother. My parents, thankfully, understand that. My brother changed topic about how THEY (those who spy on him) intercepted sales of his Lightwave plugins, cutting his earnings.

Although, if we'd managed to get him to treatment he could be functional enough to manage taking care of himself. If he kept the daily schedule of drugs. And if they would work, which isn't warranted either.

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Kjeldorn wrote:


Kitty (and Hi's adventures) - I'm so jealous! I so want to see a place like Singapore (or at least somewhere equally exotic ^^ ), but I'm afraid that the heat, strain, getting my meds there, anxiety or the somewhat stringent law-code would kill me! (or at least leave me bankrupt from all the fines! ^^')

Meds I'm pretty sure you can get here(Singapore touts itself as a medical hub), but whether you pay an arm and a foot for it is a different story.

Astringent law code, I can help with that. I'll correct you should you look like you're going to break any laws,and sink my claws into your shin should you actually do it.

Heat + strain - yeah I'm not arranging any more nature rambles for any FAWTL tourists until you convince me you have the physical fitness for it.

You see, I'm accustomed to the heat so I don't feel it. For those who aren't there's the heat that will drain your energy. Furthermore if you happen to be overweight, that's a lot of extra weight you're going to be carrying around. So yeah add both up together and you end up flat. Matters are made worse if you haven't been constantly actively walking wherever you are. Actually I would say being active is more important then whether you're overweight or not - since you'll have learnt to compensate for the extra weight.

I saw this guy with a fat tummy at the gym sitting on the floor doing the seated forward bend like it was nothing, so yes it can be compensated for.

Seated forward bend and touching my paws is a sometimes thing for me.

I'm also a little tubby but yeah I run better then your average couch potato(who might actually be not tubby).


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Just a Mort wrote:
Drejk wrote:

I know, I know, I am perfectly well aware of that.

Still I have anxiety, I have some problem with refusing to help others.

In the future father might blame me because of his obsession about brotherly love (which might be result of his guilt over accidentally breaking leg of his older, more responsible and overall competent brother, who happened to drink himself to death a few years ago) and because I hadn't checked on my (slightly older and in the past much more financially independent) brother. He might not. Hard to tell. I don't think he really comprehends the seriousness of mental illness.

I don't know. I've never lived with someone with metal illness before so I don't think I have qualifications for saying what to do.

Do you have any laws that will get you into trouble for reporting to the paramedics about your brother if his condition isn't serious enough? Are there any help lines you can turn to to report that your brother has a problem?

At the very worst I could get bill for unwarranted call for an ambulance, but it is unlikely. My brother would have to pretend to be fully functional.

There are lines that provide some advice (I physically visited one such organization today) but there is distinction about what they told me about the legality of paramedics taking him to mandatory psychiatrist observation and what my friend who is an MD who is riding ambulance together with paramedics told me about their authority in that matter. Basically the MD stated they have more tied hands than the psychologist at the help center said about patients with symptoms of schizophrenia.

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So the criteria for the paramedics to get him warded is more stringent then then if he'd turn himself in at the help centre?


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Yep. Only people that are dangerous to self or others can be forcibly hospitalized.

Schizophrenic treatment is supposedly free even for the uninsured, which is a good things as he is uninsured, although outside of hospital he would have to purchase the prescription medicine.


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If it's like the U.S., he would have to be a danger to others or himself in order to qualify.

So, it would probably be better if he went to a help center and then assaulted the attendant. Best if he also claims to be Lucifer while doing so.

Edit: Yep. Like the U.S.


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Actually he stated that the people who are spying on him, think he is Jesus and he uses that to manipulate them to improve the situation in the country...

And speaking loudly about this could spoil his work because they could see past his ruse.

If I understood correctly...


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Impus Major: What is an eggplant's rival? I think it's a cucumber?
NobodysHome: Wouldn't it be parmesan cheese?
IM: No; that doesn't make any sense.

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Bah he has no taste if he claims to be Lucifer. I'd go there yelling C'thun. C'thun. C'thun!

Bonus points for being in blue robes and a conical hat.


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Just a Mort wrote:

Bah he has no taste if he claims to be Lucifer. I'd go there yelling C'thun. C'thun. C'thun!

Bonus points for being in blue robes and a conical hat.

Nah. He could definitely go full Lucifer. He just needs a British accent.

The only problem is, this usually ends with the person getting themselves committed breaking out of the mental hospital with someone who thinks they're God.


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People sometimes think I'm Jesus...

Looks outside to make sure he isn't in Poland.

Hmm, inconclusive... Curse you Midwest!!!


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Yeah, I have been mockingly called Jesus too.


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At least you weren't asked to be Jesus in a hip hop video.

Or fighting Santa Claus.

Or as a private investigator.


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captain yesterday wrote:

At least you weren't asked to be Jesus in a hip hop video.

Or fighting Santa Claus.

Or as a private investigator.

Well, you do need a job...


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Sorry if that was insensitive, I can delete it if you want.


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lisamarlene wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

At least you weren't asked to be Jesus in a hip hop video.

Or fighting Santa Claus.

Or as a private investigator.

Well, you do need a job...

Not that badly.


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Now it seems we get drugged up couples coming in to gawk like a!!!++#s either as we're closing or a few minutes before and being a%@$**&s.


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Just a Mort wrote:
Bah he has no taste if he claims to be Lucifer. I'd go there yelling C'thun. C'thun. C'thun!

Uulwi ifis halahs gag erh'ongg w'ssh!


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Just a Mort wrote:
Heat + strain - yeah I'm not arranging any more nature rambles for any FAWTL tourists until you convince me you have the physical fitness for it.

LOLOL.

You realize, of course, that Hi is going to hear no end of this when he gets back! :-P

Of course, if I give him too much grief, he'll start showing up for my lunchtime walks. Which would be nice to see him getting the exercise, but (believe it or not) I do greatly like my "alone time" away from any stimuli or other people...


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I accept your challenge!


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The Gazebo wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Bah he has no taste if he claims to be Lucifer. I'd go there yelling C'thun. C'thun. C'thun!
Uulwi ifis halahs gag erh'ongg w'ssh!

Yah! You betcha there! Ya know! Yay!


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The Gazebo wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Bah he has no taste if he claims to be Lucifer. I'd go there yelling C'thun. C'thun. C'thun!
Uulwi ifis halahs gag erh'ongg w'ssh!

That strangely did not translate from R'yleh.

I wanted to use R'yleh for Aklo but realized the vocabulary wasn't large enough. Stuck to using Welsh instead.

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