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Old 02-01-2019, 05:35 AM   #106
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I had my first counselling session yesterday. The counsellor was a huge DC Comics fan and his living room was festooned with merchandise of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. He was a big Batman fan and we spent a little time talking about our appreciation for Batman Returns.

Aside from that, it was a two hour counselling session. At the end of it the counsellor said that the situation I have been in - without going into more detail - has been "very abusive and very oppressive". And before anyone says that he was telling me something I wanted to hear because he was being paid - this was free - no payment was asked for or given. I am now in the process of trying to repair things and going on a road to improving my life and my psychological wellbeing.

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Old 02-01-2019, 06:21 AM   #107
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It sounds like there is a reason you saw this thread and decided to post to it, and now you are finding out what that reason was, and why you saw this thread.

All the best Lysander666, you're a smart guy, you'll be alright.
 
Old 02-01-2019, 12:07 PM   #108
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When I "left the nest" one thing my Mother wrote to me in the first month I will never forget. On one hand it's a stupid cliche but oddly when things got tough, it did help. She said "The same heat that melts butter tempers steel. Be steel, my Son, be steel" Lysander666 I wish for you to be butter when you must "just get along", and steel when you need to stand firm. Learning the whats, whens and whys will make you a powerful man. Hang tuff, Bro!
 
Old 02-02-2019, 12:27 AM   #109
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And before anyone says that he was telling me something I wanted to hear because he was being paid - this was free - no payment was asked for or given.
I think only the most negative people might say something like that.

It sounds like you have a good rapport with this fellow. Very good when that happens.

I've mostly been a Marvel Comics fan when I was younger. I liked the first Marvel movies, but the more recent ones I didn't care much for. As for DC, I thought Wonder Woman was very well done. I also so most of the Batman movies.

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I saw something today about some protein with a four letter acronym that holds promise more than mere serotonin control and is possibly the tip of the iceberg for far more effctive medical help for depression. Man! things are changing fast!
That's cool if it can help with depression. Though a lot of what people were told about serotonin has proved to mostly misleading. See "Low Serotonin Level Don't Cause Depression".

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Old 02-04-2019, 01:32 AM   #110
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I have a collection of vintage Marvel comics and had 13 of my favorites tacked to part of a wall in plastic sheet folders and used a tape measure to get it right. I had some vintage Hot Wheels in packages on another and it was all tastefully arranged.

My nephew, a Lutheran Minister, came over once to see me (in the 11 years I've lived here) so I showed it to him.

Evidently, he thought that was childish but didn't say so in my presence. I didn't think preachers lied either but he does.

I fired him from speaking at my funeral and taking the rest of my family into consideration canceled my funeral services and went with immediate burial. If they can't come see me while I'm alive I don't want them standing around looking at me when I'm dead no matter who they are.



I'm glad you found somebody you trust and can relate to, Lysander666.
 
Old 02-09-2019, 03:24 AM   #111
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I have a collection of vintage Marvel comics and had 13 of my favorites tacked to part of a wall in plastic sheet folders and used a tape measure to get it right. I had some vintage Hot Wheels in packages on another and it was all tastefully arranged.

My nephew, a Lutheran Minister, came over once to see me (in the 11 years I've lived here) so I showed it to him.

Evidently, he thought that was childish but didn't say so in my presence. I didn't think preachers lied either but he does.
It's "funny" how we can live in a society that has so many problems, so much crime, but a person with a harmless hobby can be judged negatively.

Vintage? I was collecting in the mid - late 80's, and then again about 10 years ago for a short time. I lost most of my originals but replaced many of them later (at the reasonable rate of 50cents each). So I guess for me, the most interesting time for Marvel Comics was the Bronze Age. I managed to get a hold of a lot of reprints of the X-men ca 1975 (when the new team formed.. Chris Clarement as author).
 
Old 02-11-2019, 10:14 AM   #112
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Something from one of today's fortunes:

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If you are not for yourself, who will be for you?
If you are for yourself, then what are you?
If not now, when?
 
Old 02-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #113
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IVintage? I was collecting in the mid - late 80's, and then again about 10 years ago for a short time. I lost most of my originals but replaced many of them later (at the reasonable rate of 50cents each). So I guess for me, the most interesting time for Marvel Comics was the Bronze Age. I managed to get a hold of a lot of reprints of the X-men ca 1975 (when the new team formed.. Chris Clarement as author).
I have a clothes basket full of Silver Age comics I bought new in the 60's-70's that had sat in the attic of our old house till it sold 11-12 years ago. Mostly Marvel and some DC but also several Gold Key/Dell brand comics with titles like The Twilight Zone and Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery, The Outer Limits and Flying Saucers.

My favorites are a series of 13 Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts from #169, the Origin story and only one where he smokes a cigarette, to #181. I'm short one or two to finish out that series and they go for around $15 on ebay.

I have the DC comic of the first race between Superman and The Flash, Hawkman, Not Brand ECCH! Thor, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Strange Tales and several variations of Monsters Among Us type Marvel comics among others.

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