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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Fozzie Bear, Jun 11, 2007.
Where'd I put that radish cake? I could swear it was around here somewhere...
Thanks guys. I now have a Fraggle version of the opening credits from "Welcome Back Kotter" running through my disturbingly easily influenced head...
I've been feeling like taking another break from MC... I'm getting tired of having my intelligence and creativity insulted by the forum staff, it's starting to feel like Google/YouTube around here anymore... I'm just tired of it.
Don't say that! You're bringing negativity to our forum!!! WAAA!
It'll be sad to see you go. You're one of the few people I usually agree with here.
Hope you plan to stay,
Real smart telling someone they are bringing negativity to the forum in an attempt to get them to stay when they've been attacked about their "negativity" that is non existent countless times. Unless you were being sarcastic. Can't really tell.
Sorry about that post earlier. I can see now that my head is clear you were being sarcastic (right?)
On another note, I hope its nothing I've said to you, Snowthy. I know I can be rather blunt about things and I can come off as rude when I'm not meaning to be (see above post in question lol). It's your choice if you want to leave or not. Sometimes taking a break is better. Just remember I'm here for ya, man, if you need to get anything off your chest privately. If that's the case probably best to message me on deviantart so what you say isn't permanently glued to your conversations list XD I never check my email
Yeah, I was being sarcastic.
(But that was only the first line of the post, the rest is non-sarcastic)
I say the same thing as Sargey Snowth. I'm not very regular like I used to be but I still like to check in here and if you want to privately talk about anything I'm here for ya my friend.
And Sargey I'm sure you haven't said anything to Snowth anymore than I have and if we did offend you Snowthers, we certainly didn't do it on purpose and we apologize if we did.
It's okay, I can take sarcasm... actually, that response made me laugh,
But no Sarge, you have nothing to do with, not even sure why you felt you might have, but like I said, I'm finding myself starting to have issues and clash with some of the forum staff, which is not a good thing, so I'm kind of limiting myself to this forum, so there won't be any problems.
Oh no, It's not sarcasam against you, it's sarcasam against the people here on the forum who act like that. (I've got that a couple of times).
I'm not going to stop posting but I do want to use this thread to explain what will be going on.
I'm going to start posting a lot less likely but will still be around. I'm on the cusp of major depression, brought on by life circumstances that have been going on over the past year and now I'm really on the verge of breaking down completely. I've thought about ending it all but I just can't. The Muppets are one of the few things in my life that give me happiness, in fact, I could probably count the number of things in life that make me happy right now on one hand. I feel miserable but I can't give up the things that make me happy. So I might be taking a bit of a break from posting but I'll be around - hopefully.
I'm really sorry about all this pal... I've gone through depression twice before in the past, it's no fun, so you have my full support backing you 100%; if you ever need anything, you know how to reach me.
I'm sorry you feel this way. I've been in the same spot regarding depression and suicidal thoughts before, so I understand how hard it is. Try and find things that you enjoy and hold on to them for all they're worth. If you ever need someone to talk to, you can feel free to message me.
You need to take some time, Bob. Depression (unfortunately, just like happiness) is only "for now". It's a phase. Spend some time to regroup. I can't promise life will improve to where you think it should be, but life has a funny way of folding out weird answers. Feel free to PM me at any time if you need to vent or rant or whatever.
Hey John/Bob, we understand you're going through a rough patch. But the Muppets will be here, cause like the frog once said, we're staying. The forum will still be here, and you can always post when times get better. Wish you the best and look on the er, brighter? side of life.
*Gives Bob a to keep for whenever you need to remember your rainbow connection.
Very sorry to hear you're going through this and i understand it completely since i've also dealt with the idea that the only things that really bring me joy or any reason to keep going are my areas of fandom (http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/04/on-mortality-and-why-muppets-matter.html)
A year ago, i was not expected to be here today. I set a date/goal to have everything done by and was fully intent on preparing for that time. But my areas of fandom "got in the way" - one of my fave shows for over 20 years was ending a month afterward and i not only wanted to see how it ended (especially since it was already at a high point and not going down quietly) but also because i had been heavily involved with a large movement to keep it going in some form which looked like it may end up being successful and i wanted to see the fruits of that labor.
I did go through a very major breakdown that lasted for several months later where i think my body/brain got so accostomed to the fact that "i shoudn't be here anymore" that i just spent every moment i could get away with in bed. Aside from the unavoidables like going to work, everything else just stopped. It took about three months (and it's still not "over" as i still have relapses) but i pulled myself out - again to do stuff centered around my fandoms.
It's very tough when one realizes that there's very little left that brings them any amount of joy/reason to keep going and harder when the only things that do are things "outside of yourself" - enjoying the creative works of others as opposed to things that are a part of your direct life.
I'm too much of a realist to say "things will get better" because that's in all honesty an empty promise. No one can make that kind of guarantee and i know for a fact in my own life that in the ten years between the times i was very serious about ending everything that things did indeed very definitively not only did NOT get better in those ten years but got worse to the point where my life's become so messed up that i don't see any realistic ways for there to be any happiness/dreams come true.
HOWEVER, keep in mind that that's coming from someone twice your age and i've had enough time to fully grasp the directions adulthood has taken me where you're at an age where there's a myriad of possibilities still ahead that's worth giving a chance. The years between 20 and 30 are the most transformitive ones where things can dramatically change and even though i may be one of those rare types who is an advocate of one's rights to self-deliverence, i also don't feel it should be done without lots of forethought and reflexion and the full conclusion that there's no better option - and that's something i wouldn't reccomend to someone who's not at least approaching their 30's. Heck, *i'm* still here and kicking when in all good reason i really shouldn't be - but there's still some small flicker in the back of mind that i still have something left to accomplish before my time is up and you have to hold onto things like that.
- And in the meantime, hang on to those areas of fandom to keep you going - if you need to unwind with Muppet mayhem at the end of a long week to bring some smiles through the tears, take them! Take joy where you can find it. That's how "one more day" becomes "one more week" becomes "one more month" and so on.
Also, keep in mind there are people who would still like to see you here and i'm one of them.
After some time to chill out, I've decided it would be for the best, and my own mental health, to stick around more frequently than I promised at first. If all goes according to plan, I hopefully only have to put up with this insanity for another three more months before I get my life back, I think being here can give me a little happyness and optimism.
Well, we'll be pulling for you.
That's really good to hear John. Hope you're able to clear up those dark clouds that have gotten in your way.
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