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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Commander-DWH, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Depression saps all of my motivation. Though, I've managed to channel it through creative outlets... when it's not actively killing off my motivation. It's not necessarily the energy that it saps, but the drive.
     
  2. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It was very heavy and wet snow. I think it was mostly people who lived in mobile homes (which there are a lot of in WV). People with slanted roofs were okay.


    So I've apparently lost my wallet. :( Friday night my roommate and I walked to a near-by pizza place, I paid and that's the last time I can remember having it. I realized I couldn't find it later that night. I've turned my apartment upside down and went and asked th epizza place and they don't have it. I called the police department to see if anyone had tuned it in and they said to check back Monday as there was no one there to check. [face_plain]

    The cards I can cancel, the cash sucks but it's not going to break me, what I really want back is my drivers license because it's a pain to not have ID and it will be really hard for me to get a new one.
     
  3. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona duit!
     
  4. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Mav obviously doesn't have the luck of the Irish ;) But yeah, that really sucks, especially if your a person that uses a lot of cash.
     
  5. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That does suck. It's also one reason I stopped carrying cash, generally. Travel in Ireland was an exception, since I needed euros.

    Ish loses hers sometimes. I've helped search on more than one occasion. I only tend to lose my keys.
     
  6. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I rarely ever carry cash, except for when I was in Cuba, and even then I only carried around what I needed for the day.

    I don't generally lose things. I am paranoid about my wallet and I dont have a car so I don't carry keys.
     
  7. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I didn't used to carry cash, but it seems like in Boston you pretty much have to. If you go out to eat, most places won't split a bill, so one person pays with their card and others pay that person. And there are quite a few mom and pop places that don't take card, so I've started carrying it.

    This is the first time I've ever lost my wallet, I'm usually paranoid about it, that's why I think it must have fallen out of my pocket.
     
  8. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    My sister emailed me. Her and my other sister were at the bank on Friday and it was robbed while they were there. She said they had to stay for two hours after the robbery while the cops took their statements and searched for the bandit. That's exciting. Not the excitement I crave, but does give them a cool story to tell since nobody was hurt.
     
  9. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, tonight I was doing my laundry when I noticed something hidden in the fire extinguisher cabinet...

    An empty plastic bottle with burn holes in it and a plug of aluminum foil.

    I didn't touch it and immediately called my landlord to inform her that the kids here are toying with homemade explosive devices.
     
  10. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    J_L - While that is terrifying, it does make for a good story! I'm glad no one was hurt!

    Trak- Well that's a little unsettling!

    So I called the police department today and no one had turned in my wallet. :( So I've spent all day canceling my cards. Luckily, I have a card I keep out of my wallet just in case.
    But I'm applying for a government disaster team job so (it's an only as needed, not a full time job so I can't quit the job I have) so I'm excited about that!
     
  11. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    It lives!!!!! So far, anyway... I can get my car around 4pm!!
     
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  12. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    mavjade: having a spare card is sensible. I hope everything is sorted quickly.

    I know lots of people have cats here and I need some cat advice. My cats have started going to the toilet outside my door. Luckily they haven't done any runny poos in ages so it's a quick and easy clean up job, but it's getting annoying. Does anyone know how I can stop them doing this? Also, I want to keep them out of my room too.
     
  13. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Breezy - I just got my car back from the shop today, too!

    Moose - Is it just one, or both of them? What are their genders? Have you recently begun shutting them out of your room? If so, they could be protesting the change. If not, it could be some other change in the house that's got them upset. Are they only pooping, or urinating as well? There are sprays you can get at most pet shops that will discourage them from using those areas instead of their litter box. Unless I have more info, I can't really help more than this.
     
  14. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I pretty much have gone through entire summers where I can't write because of depression. The one thing keeping me going is the idea of having to live with my parents if I have to stop working.
     
  15. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I spent the evening shoveling snow and sleet. Twas fun, as I got my exercise.
     
  16. Dunc T'racen

    Dunc T'racen Jedi Master star 3

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    My parents have been dealing with something like this. You might already know this, but clean the area with an enzyme cleaner. (The most common brand in the U.S. is Nature's Miracle, but I'm sure the U.K. has something similar.) It removes all traces/scents of the mess, which supposedly keeps them from going in the same place. It might do the trick.

    If it doesn't, or hasn't, get a plastic mat: A VERY plastic mat (the kind my parents bought was clear with spikes on the bottom, kind of like those mats they sell to go under desk chairs, just not as thick) and put it over the area. Cats don't like the texture, and they won't go on it.

    My parents actually set up a second liter box, because their cat is older and the area was about as far from where his regular box as you can get in the house, but I'd try the mat thing first: That's the trick that finally got him to use the second box instead of going on the floor. After a while without incident they removed the mats, but he's continued using the boxes.
     
  17. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I used a plastic tub mat in the shower, and when Han was a kitten, that was his favorite place to poop. On the mat.

    Though, if you've recently barred the cats from going into your room, they may be protesting that, as Dantana said. Cats are fickle.
     
  18. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've never had an issue with any of my cats in relation to their business (besides going a little wild and flicking litter on the floor), but have you recently moved their litter pan? I know that really peeves them.

    I'm currently working on my last assignment for the year (hussah!). I've written 1000/3000 words in the past 2 days (and I have a solid 2 hours to work on it more tonight), so I'm pretty confident that I'll finish with time to edit, which I will need to do. It's one of those assignments that I took a risk on (it's an environmental history course and I'm writing on how pre-modern theologians didn't see themselves as stewards over the Lord's earth), so I have a feeling my prof is either going to love it, or absolutely hate it.
     
  19. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I have four cats and I don't know which it is. I've never allowed them to be in my room. One of them breaks in sometimes, but that's it. They wee too.
     
  20. Bale

    Bale Jedi Master star 4

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    Are you cleaning the litter box frequently enough? Our cats were always very finicky about that.
     
  21. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Car came home, computer crashed.... Now the wireless isn't working once I reset the WHOLE THING - thank god FF.Net has all my works, but I need ti get a new copy of Word too.... *sigh*

    Edit - Thank the stars my roomie is letting me use his laptop to get on or I'd be going CRAZY!!!!!!!

    8-}
     
  22. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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  23. Bale

    Bale Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm very happy. My reserve for A Memory of Light is in.
     
  24. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not really sure what to tell you, Moose. It could be age, or a new cat or dog that's moved in nearby, or a number of things.

    Oh. I met Kathy Reichs tonight. :D
     
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  25. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    12 years ago today, I followed JediGaladriel's fic here. It took me a few days to sign up, but this is my technical anniversary. Trying to think of something to write for the occasion.
     
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