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    Great non ending @Songmistress. Not sure about the back mica business but life sure isn't as easy as they made it seem when I was a kid. What sucks is that grown up doesn't feel anything like as stable as it looked back then. Life is hard, like granite... but not black. More like slate grey granite with some pockets of sparkling quartz. The geology of life. Heh. At least love is really fucking powerful. Life saving. Thank you @Timberwolf and @Songmistress and @Squarepeg and all the other people who love me and make it bearable. Thank you for your stories too.
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    Oh, travel can be good. I wish I had the money to travel. But immigration is evil. And it's only getting worse. It is horrifying to think that if Jamie and I were to having to face the red-tape today, the fees have become so high that we would not ever be able to be together. The government has made it so that only the rich, successful, white, privileged can ever hope to get indefinite leave to remain. I'll try to sum up the rest of this, as is getting a bit silly long now. I was interrogated for two and a half hours and threatened with deportation. Somehow, by some miracle, I managed to get in. This was the end of April, and my first English Spring. Looking back, it's pretty fucking amazing that we ended up together. Besides the immigration horror, there was so many hurdles... machinations of people who didn't want us together. We did marry in September, then I had to go back to the States in October to apply for my spousal visa. I haven't been back to America since then. It is a sadness that I cannot see my family there. But, it is what it is. And, England is my home. So much stuff and things. Fifteen years; a lifetime, a blink of an eye. More immigration hoops to jump. A miscarriage. Kids. More machinations of the malevolent. Our own human stupidity (which is exceedingly tremendous). My illness(es). Dreams dying. Dreams resurrected. Dreams reborn. Reality. Jamie is a rock in the relentless, never ending storm of the bastard that is life. We, honestly, never get a break from the onslaught of shit it throws at us. But, there are the occasional moments of happiness. I don't think happily ever after is possibility. Anyone who says otherwise is, well, you know, back to Princess Bride, anyone who says otherwise is selling something. All we ever get are moments. These are the sparkles in the hard, black mica of existence. They are the only saving graces in a wasteland of time and pain. We get moments. And, some moments are worth breathing for, for awhile. This story doesn't have an ending. It's ongoing. And, it will live long after us in our children and in scribbled, tear-soaked, lines of poetry... Beyond the Stars and Past Eternity.
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    Just so you know, The Northlands has been updated to the latest version. If there are any issues, please let me know as soon as possible.
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    Muscle gainz in my shoulders and traps!
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    So I bought a pair of size 16 jeans today and they fit comfortably!! I noticed when I put my other jeans on this morning they felt loose and I was like hmmmm I wonder if I can go down a size. And I did . I haven't been working out like I was but I walk a ton at work.
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    This years Halloween
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    You gotta be careful around everyone these days. I was walking down the street yesterday and a guy walked towards me and pulled out scissors. I'm sooooo happy I was agile enough to reach into my pocket and pull out a rock. Cuz if I had pulled out paper, shiiiit, I would have lost.
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    thank you so much for retelling your love story @Songmistress and @Squarepeg *squishes them all*
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    So my Dad is hunting and he sends me this picture. While I’m at work I get this text message from him which he doesn’t do it much. Expecting to see a deer and this is what I get πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    Likewise, you wonderful folks, you. Lol Good to be back
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    Wish me luck, guys. I've for a job interview in a couple of hours at the airport.
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    How could anyone be a fan of Faith? She was the most annoying character Joss Whedon ever invented. I'm certain he only did it to torture me. Fucking 5 by 5 shit. I'm a Dru fan. Because, well, at my worst, I AM her.
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    You guys are a perfect pair then . And by the way where's your love story in the other thread hmmm? It doesn't have to be a travelled halfway across the world story to be just as beautiful
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    Thank you @Tika yes I was a member under the handle shadowmaster
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    Thank you for updating us with an update on the update.
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    I mean, companies must think that the natural evolution of food, rather than making something well and sticking to it, is to make something ridiculous that garners headlines. Headlines > Quality Taco Bell with the Doritos Locos Tacos and the Naked Egg breakfast taco, for example, or perhaps the KFC Double Down. Or, the most obvious and egregious example in this eponymously named thread, Pineapple Pizza.
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    Thank you guys for sharing your stories. It's good to know love is still out there
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    Ow, hey! Thank you for the welcome! Was busy writing a post myself, but I suppose I could write some here Some may have known me under an old alias (Merlin Stargazer), though I'm really not sure if I was part of the old Northlands. At least I couldn't find any e-mails relating to it . Saw Soulie's (hey you!) invite on Facebook, so thought I'd just sign up and see what's up. I do remember being on one of her boards in the past, the Goodkind one I believe. So long since we went to the same school, 13 years ago or so? Chose to go with Uther this time around, as it's a long standing handle these days. It's not specific to the Pendragon, though, although I am quite interested in the Arthurian myths and legends, so in that way it could fit as well. It's mostly derived from (World of) Warcraft, where I play(ed) a paladin Utherson, which I made out to be a bastard son of the well-known Uther, there. edit: Never sure what to tell, even at 35, so just ask away if you want to know anything. edit 2: I have also use the dutch_celt monicker here and there, maybe people remember that?
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    This was just too funny not to share.
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    Oh no. I'm so sorry, @hirondelle. What an awful story and an awful, heartbreaking event for that poor man. I just. Fuck. See. People. My dog isn't always safe for other dogs, she's hyper assertive - not aggressive, though it can look that way - and may not be gentle, especially with smaller dogs. But I'm hyper aware of that and very, very careful about where she is and how she is at all times. I don't understand why people can't take responsibility for their animals. The animals are doing animal things, they're not to blame. The people. The irresponsible, unthoughtful people. And you're beautiful. Body, mind, heart, and soul. I'm sorry you're experiencing that thought. My sads: just when I thought it couldn't possibly get worse - when, in fact, it was so much better and more beautiful and hopeful than it had been in a long, long time - it got worse. Much, much worse.
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    Happy birthday @Tika! Hope You have a fantastic day! Much love and hugs and kisses x x x x x x πŸŽπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ˜™β€πŸΉ
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    Thank you!!! ~snuggles @Aliea @Timberwolf & @hirondelle~ I had a great day, went out with my best friend and her husband the night before and spent my birthday with my kids and my mom
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    And a wonderfully lovely voice it is.
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    woo hoo Happy Birthday @Tika
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    It is my pleasure and honor to love you @hirondelle. I'm also very thankful for all the love that you all have shown us.
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    This is a multiple day one as I haven't been here in awhile. @hirondelle and I got the bike totally in our name. The MN Wild have won their last 2! The Vikings are doing well. I got a message from one of the guys I play hockey with asking me if I wanted to play in an exhibition game against some visiting Czechs on November 14th! I've been asked to do Player of the Game interviews for a tournament that starts tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30) until Saturday.
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    I’m back bitches(for a little bit anyways)
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    Just finished up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, on to the third. Starting to see why this series was so popular. The characterization is outstanding.
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    your kitties are gorgeous @PyroCJ!! You have such a big heart for being a foster mama
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    ...and if I crashed into uranus, then i'd stick it where the sun don't shine.......
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    They're so beautiful I love long haired cats. And you guys are wonderful for fostering and loving them
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    I don't generally debate people because, well, generally people are awful. You lot are lovely, so while I'd be exceedingly nervous due to self-conditioning, I could possibly post in here every now and then. BUT (butt? hmmm) I just need one small moment to say ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! This is a general, blanket statement for most of the 'hot button' topics. (In the world/US at large, not necessarily here on this forum specifically) I understand that some of the hot topics being debated in the world are extremely important and hit very close to home for a lot of people, and I don't mean to be insensitive to what people are dealing with or going through, or what their personal struggles have been. I just look at everything that is going on in the world, all the things that are monumentally more important, and can't help but think "REALLY?? are we REALLY this concerned about THIS right now??" Anyway... that's my small rant for the day. If you need me, I'll be in the corner, hiding from and denying any such post in a 'debate' thread.
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    That's very true, and makes me feel like a bigger dick than I already was, but sometimes... I don't know, just have to wonder if people realize what they're getting up in arms about.
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    Well if it is alright I shall first my forever kitties Ryuuka, Blue point Birman. He likes to eat fuzzy things and cords and is pretty laid back 7 years old, closer to 8
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    So last weekend my daughter and I went and got haircuts and I got mine highlighted I've just been to busy to show it off lol but I think it's ok. I like when hair stylists ask me how I style my hair and I'm like ummm I brush it and leave it be lol. I think I want to do the highlights lighter though.
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    It could be the big things (potential collapse of the economy / climate change) are so huge and complex that we feel safer distracting ourselves with less important issues (gender / fake news etc)
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    so the weather here is getting to the point where outside isn't happening very often. Stupid high wind gusts. So I've made a new goal of every hour, I'm active for at least ten minutes. It varies between cleaning spurts, dance parties with Jarek, or just good old playing with an active toddler. It's been working decent. I just did the dance party idea for the first time today and my brain is regretting it a bit. >.> (set off a dizzy spell)
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    I was looking for some pics I took of some drawings I'd done when I found this from about 4 years ago. This has to be my favourite of @Songmistress. Unposed, natural and just beautiful.
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    They are not doodles. They are works of art. Beautiful, beautiful pieces. I do not have the patience to draw at the ability level I know I'm capable of. When I start I want to see the finished piece almost immediately so I rush and fuck it up. One reason I turned to photography, almost instant gratification! I had aspirations to be a graphic artist, but after only getting D in my art O Level I didn't bother pursuing it.
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    @Forest Mage nice! We usually decorate but I need to get new stuff so I don't know if we will this year. Last year I went steampunk for the costume
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    This is my favourite theory to date:
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