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BM357_Raven
02-03-2004, 03:50 AM
I can't promise that I will help you manage your addiction simply because I am probably more addicted than you. But then again this is really about me and my addiction now is it?

I can, however, help you to talk about your addiction and truly realize that you are obsessive-compulsive and quite literally disfunctional in a normal reality setting.

Hence, the Blazing Magnums is starting a discussion group every Thursday at 9pm. We will meet in the public lobby and then travel down a long hallway. At the end of the hall will be some stairs which we will climb before making a left into room B-3 on level 3. This is all simple formality stuff and provides a practical method of getting us situated.

We will start each session off by saying aloud "it is not our fault." Or maybe it is our fault, but that's how we will begin each session anyway.

You are welcome to bring as many spouses and loved ones as you have for support. If they dont wish to participate there will be a HGTV Trading Spaces Marathon on a big screen in the other room.

Pets are not welcome to the first session unless you are afraid they will make a mess at your home. Then it only makes sense to bring them. Tissue and newspaper will be available next to every seat.

After the meeting we will break into the back room for coffee and to enjoy a large FB LAN session and explore our addiction further..

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BM357_Raven
02-03-2004, 03:50 AM
I can't promise that I will help you manage your addiction simply because I am probably more addicted than you. But then again this is really about me and my addiction now is it?

I can, however, help you to talk about your addiction and truly realize that you are obsessive-compulsive and quite literally disfunctional in a normal reality setting.

Hence, the Blazing Magnums is starting a discussion group every Thursday at 9pm. We will meet in the public lobby and then travel down a long hallway. At the end of the hall will be some stairs which we will climb before making a left into room B-3 on level 3. This is all simple formality stuff and provides a practical method of getting us situated.

We will start each session off by saying aloud "it is not our fault." Or maybe it is our fault, but that's how we will begin each session anyway.

You are welcome to bring as many spouses and loved ones as you have for support. If they dont wish to participate there will be a HGTV Trading Spaces Marathon on a big screen in the other room.

Pets are not welcome to the first session unless you are afraid they will make a mess at your home. Then it only makes sense to bring them. Tissue and newspaper will be available next to every seat.

After the meeting we will break into the back room for coffee and to enjoy a large FB LAN session and explore our addiction further..

"Blazing Magnums" helping the community climb stairs and turn coners.

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T_O_A_D
02-03-2004, 03:53 AM
Ok very funny wise guy!! I have no problem!

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AirBot
02-03-2004, 03:58 AM
Lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
You crack me up Raven.

Zayets
02-03-2004, 05:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Ok very funny wise guy!! I have no problem!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dennial is the first sign that YOU DO have a problem! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif

Zayets out

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-03-2004, 06:38 AM
Is there a fee? And is that starting THIS Thursday...or next?

Just asking....I don't have a problem.

Gotta go, my Wife's coming.



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Extreme_One
02-03-2004, 07:06 AM
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michapma
02-03-2004, 07:13 AM
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XyZspineZyX
02-03-2004, 07:31 AM
Although I don't have a problem, my wife really wants to see the Trading Spaces Marathon.
Please sign me up.


Just to keep her happy.


Really.


I'm serious. I'm doing it for her.


No, really I am.

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trumper
02-03-2004, 07:56 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifBlimey til i read this post i had forgotten about the wife ,kids and outside life,AAAAAAAHHHH wheres my F/B ,i NEED f/b,twitch,twitch,twitch,shake ,shake,gibber,dribble. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
Sign me up , i need curing from F/B,NO I DON'T ,YES I DO ,NO I DON'T ,YES I DO AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

ElektroFredrik
02-03-2004, 11:47 AM
I have a problem but I really don't care http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
And it's amazing how much you can help yourself
by playing something completely different for a while.
I'm currently playing Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and
Conker's bad fur day and I'm practically a normal
person. Nintendo 64 saved me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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BM357_Raven
02-03-2004, 02:14 PM
Yeah exactly. I find breathing less also helps..

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XyZspineZyX
02-03-2004, 02:22 PM
Hi, my name is Stiglr and I have a flight sim addition problem....

arcadeace
02-03-2004, 03:03 PM
I suggest a discussion forum for forum addicts.

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crazyivan1970
02-03-2004, 03:27 PM
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V!
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von-kriegstein
02-03-2004, 04:25 PM
addict??? no not at all I am in control, the game doesn't control me, I can stop when I want if I want, any time... it just that I don't want to stop... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Bearcat99
02-03-2004, 11:30 PM
Denial is NOT just a river in Egypt........

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BM357_Raven
02-04-2004, 11:32 AM
Well tonights the night. The first meeting will be on border street in Taos, New Mexico... Hope to see you all there!

Btw, we'll be subsituting scones with Sopapillas... Apparently they don't sell scones in Taos. Or know what they are for that matter. But they say they have pleanty of Sopapillas. Whatever that means... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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BM357_Raven
02-04-2004, 11:35 AM
As it turns out I'll be bringing my pet rat Sal as our guest speaker tonight. Although he is not addicted to Forgotten Battles he does have some problems of his own that he'd like to share with the rest of the group...

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Cajun76
02-05-2004, 03:40 AM
Darn, did I miss it!? Oh well, it would have interupted a 12 hour FB session anyway, I've been cutting back.......honest.

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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madsarmy
02-05-2004, 03:59 AM
Forgotten Battles manages my life quite well.Thank You!

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knightflyte
02-05-2004, 05:38 AM
If I FLY for six hours and then spend another four to eight hours making IL2 movies and skins and FMB.........Then checking the IL2 forums for an hour..... Does THAT constitute a problem?

PBNA-Boosher
02-05-2004, 05:54 AM
"Fish are friends, not food!"

good one Michapma!

Anyway, yes, I have an addiction to FB. You see, I dream in FB. I'm always piloting a P-40 against 20 Zeros and somehow, I climb to 15000 feet and dive away right into some ship AAA and die... THen it starts again!

B16Enk
02-05-2004, 06:21 AM
My life is in a state of major imbalance.

I spend 7 - 9 hours a day on the forums, and only get a max of 2 hours stick time.

Wish I could get it the other way round. But I think my boss and colleagues would notice a Force Feedback Joystick, pedals and my flying hat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

inyrpropwash
02-05-2004, 09:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by B16Enk:
Wish I could get it the other way round. But I think my boss and colleagues would notice a Force Feedback Joystick, pedals and my flying hat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
*******
Mine haven't noticed yet, does this mean I have a problem? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

BM357_Raven
02-05-2004, 09:55 AM
I know exactly what you mean.

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BM357_Raven
02-05-2004, 10:40 AM
I dream in FB too, about once a week. The last dream I remember, I was sitting in my house and my opponent had set up office dividers in my living room so I couldnt see him. And at first he was a good guy just sitting down at his terminal.

But then he started turning into a dark shadowy figure...not that I could see him exactly. And as we flew against each other I began to wonder how I could just let a stranger into my living room to play a LAN game.

Then I realized my only hope to getting rid of this guy was to defeat him IN GAME. But I was having a really off-night and I kept trying to lean and look around for my wife to make sure she was ok. I was taking the joystick in other rooms and stretching the cord while I was looking for my wife and trying to shoot the guy down, but he was slewing around in this tight turning war.. I wanted to type on the screen that he was slewing really badly and that that shouldnt happen in a LAN game but then I started getting a little concerned that it might be a bad idea of accusing him of cheating because he might have a gun... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Then some other stuff happened and his buddies started showing up at the door and at first they were like biker dudes, but then it turned into a formal dinner party .. Really weird.. Then it changed completely into something abstract.. not really sure... Then I woke up.. Whatta nightmare http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

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BM357_Raven
02-05-2004, 11:18 AM
Some people here are asking if there habits are considered a problem. Let me just clear it up for everyone by saying that you all need help.

All though I am not qualified to prescribe anything, I highly recommend going down to your local drug store and asking of them for some medication. If they need a perscription then just print out this:

"This individual needs medication. Please dispatch some medication into a plastic bottle immediately. Signed Dr. Raven PhP"

If that doesnt work.. try placing a very large magnet over your hard drive.

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BM357_Raven
02-05-2004, 11:20 AM
ummmm... ok, uhhh wait a second.. I better make sure that a few people who might try that for laughs should know that placing a powerful magnet anywhere near you computer is a VERY BAD IDEA..

Please ignore that last statement.. If you should fail to ignore this statement, stating to ignore that statement then I would like to state that this statement will hold me harmless of that statement even if you fail to read this statement before doing what that statement instructs you to do.

Thank you

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BM357_Raven
02-05-2004, 11:38 AM
I would also like to take this time to blame my parents for my absurd behavior on these forums.

Mom, Dad? If you had only been let me become a fighter pilot I would not have to spend all my time here! I blame you both for everything that has happened to me.

But I still love you both. And because I love you I am going to give you another chance to make it up to me. I need a little extra money to help beef up my computer system because I am experiencing slight stutter when I load up 300 aircraft. And that simply will not do.

Now I know 33 is getting a little old to be asking for an increase in my allowance, but I am starving Mom. And Dad, do not make mom feel guitly about sending me extra doe. She was is a wonderful wife and you would only be getting in the way of her happiness in providing for her eldest son. And forget my sibblings. They only wanna take-take-take without any credentials of being the eldest. I think you will see the logic in this point...

Then there's the car and the house payments. I'll need help with those as well. Now you might say that that's what a job is for and I would tend to agree, BUT it's a little hard to work while you're playing FB and hanging out on the forums all the time, dont you think?

And this finally brings me to the wife and kids. They cant stay here anymore. They are far too demanding. Trash days, sitting down for dinner for some family-ritual thing and the perpetual questions... I just can't manage it. So I am sending them to you until I get my act together which I have estimate should only take me the next 4-6 years depending on this new Discussion Group I've just joined or started or something....

Please know this letter was very hard for me to write because of my carpul tunnel syndrome, so I hope you realize I went through great pains to write it...

Your loving Son,

Raven.

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knightflyte
02-05-2004, 02:41 PM
Ummmmmmmmmmmm..... Raven?.......... I think I know what their answer will be...



EVERYONE join in won't you?



NEVERMORE! NEVERMORE!

T_O_A_D
02-05-2004, 04:58 PM
You see I don't have a problem. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif I'm just here to watch the slobbering http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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BM357_Raven
02-05-2004, 11:48 PM
knightflyte..boy I'm slow that took me a minute...lol...!

And toad... you still have one of the coolest sig's on the net... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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