[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Alea Davenport on April 10th, 2012, 1:58 am

The Couch
Come on in, have a seat.
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A while ago a friend told me I should start a scrapbook. I was hesitant, mostly because I'm not that interested in the parts of people's lives that make for good small talk (pets, "real life", work, etc.). But I said I'd consider it. Which basically means the idea festers until I give it a place to germinate, if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor (and a repeat from chat for the few of you who were there and paying attention).

So I was puzzling over what the heck I would use a scrapbook for, when a funny thing happened. I was stalking my friends, as usual, when I noticed that one of them was feeling less than wonderful. I couldn't just let this stand, not when I have the power to go be supportive!

And this reminded me of what one of my primary purposes in life is. I seem to be what one might call "a good listener." I like hearing about people's emotional problems (it's been a hobby of mine for a while). It's especially fun when I recognize a circumstance that I was in myself not too long ago, and I can take what I've learned since then and apply it. (Note: all advice is ignorable, especially if it's wrong. You decide what's wrong. I try to make that clear as often as possible.) (Also note: My experiences are not all-encompassing. There are many areas of life on which I am not qualified to advise. I will try not to pretend I know what I'm talking about..ever, but especially when I have no experience.)

Essentially, I've decided to offer up my scrapbook as a place for people to air their grievances, complain about their emotional problems, seek live advice, etc. Do not think this means that I offer to personally counsel each and every one of you. I don't even think I'd read everything that gets posted here. This scrapbook is purely experimental and operates entirely on a whimsical basis.

And also is an attempt to get my shy friends to talk about their lives more.
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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Lessira on April 11th, 2012, 3:08 am

Im glad to see a scrap from you! *settles in the comfy seat*
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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Eridanus on April 11th, 2012, 5:05 am

*pushes lessira out of seat*

Comfy seat is mine!
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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Alea Davenport on April 11th, 2012, 1:05 pm

Now now children, if you're going to sit in the seat, you have to tell me about your personal lives. Them's the rules :P
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Postby Lessira on April 11th, 2012, 3:46 pm

*somehow finds 2X4 and whacks Eri upside the head, stepping over his splayed form to take the seat once more* I have no inner turmoils as you can see :)
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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Alea Davenport on April 11th, 2012, 4:19 pm

*gives Eri a hardhat* If you're going to be hauling beams around my workplace, you will wear the proper safety equipment! Also, no fighting over the couch!
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Postby Ana Sol Starris on April 13th, 2012, 12:45 am

>.> //makes a grand appearence and sits on the two couch fighters//

I have now ammended my grievances. :P
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Postby Ana Sol Starris on April 15th, 2012, 11:59 am

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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Alea Davenport on April 15th, 2012, 3:12 pm

Ana, I have that problem too <.<

Except, I have fewer qualms about bugging people :P

Ask him what's up. Maybe he's busy, maybe he forgot about that thread, maybe he's having trouble figuring out what to do next, in which case maybe a little brainstorming or discussion could help. But don't just sit around being depressed, and thinking up a bunch of possibilities when you could get the right one just by asking <.<

And if you're worried about sounding like you're bugging people, trust him to tell you when you're getting too annoying :P If you don't trust him to tell you, preface everything you say with "Please tell me to stop if I'm bugging you, but <blah blah blah>."

:)
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[Alea's Scrapbook] The Couch

Postby Alea Davenport on April 15th, 2012, 11:57 pm

Be happier

Some pretty good advice about how to improve overall happiness. Take a look, skim the interesting bits or read in full.
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