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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 20 October, 2021, 03:25:58 PM »
No probz, I'm up to my oxters until mid Nov with college stuff so no rush.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 20 October, 2021, 06:28:21 AM »
No it hasn't been your year but hopefully things will pick up for you in 2022.

Sounds good to me - I'm in Dublin city, not sure where you're located.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 19 October, 2021, 06:10:24 PM »
I did see something about that somewhere but I thought you were joking about having a Viking funeral.

I can't even begin to imagine how you felt / feel about that.

I'm glad you're ok! And then you had a tumble off your bike after that didn't you?

I won't ask you to go over the terrible details again - is there anything you need I could help with? We're both in Ireland, right?

Film & TV / Re: Wheel Of Time.....
« on: 18 October, 2021, 05:52:28 PM »
I thought Logain did appear in Book 1; when Mat and Rand are trying to have a goo at him and end up in the palace gardens and meet Elayne. Was that Book 1?

Well as long as it stays quality the whole way through; you can count me in. I can't wait to see the Aiel; excitement levels are to the max by 10 squared.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 17 October, 2021, 12:24:31 PM »
I'm not really a sports person, I never have been, I don't even have any interest in sports activities on the TV never mind participating. :)

You don't have to play a sport exactly - walking and running are solo activities. It's the act itself that's beneficial. If you have a gym nearby they may do classes (spinning or boxercise) which could provide the social outlet you are looking for. It's worth considering for the benefits because truthfully probably no one likes working out - the best feeling is when it's done.

As TJM has pointed out you're far more resilient that you give yourself credit for.

It seems part of the issue is that you had vision for your future and life has not turned out how you expected.  You are now trying to reconcile the life you wanted with the life you have and it is a bitter pill to swallow. There's nothing wrong with you for being alone; it's just the way it works out for some people me included. I went through what you're going through and now that I'm on the other end I'm happy being by myself and just doing my own thing.

Film & TV / Re: Wheel Of Time.....
« on: 16 October, 2021, 09:10:46 AM »
F**king diabolical!

The only one I'm not happy with is Lan, was really expecting something else. I'd always pictured him looking like the actor who plays Rollo in Vikings but let's hope the actor they've chosen kills it in the role.

Afaik the first season will not correlate to the first book (they won't get to Camelyn until S2) so I wonder how long this is going to go for?

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 16 October, 2021, 09:04:44 AM »
Poor Kerry Washington!

Tom Cruise broke his ankle doing a jump in one of the MI movies, kept running and that scene made it into the movie afaik.

How could we know mention Jackie Chan in every single one of his movies.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 16 October, 2021, 09:00:20 AM »
Good morning Jade, some small improvement on your circumstances here but overall still not in a great space. I'm very sorry to hear that. Like everyone else on this forum I have also struggled with depression at times in my life so you're not alone in what you're feeling even though you are alone generally in your life. I've been there too and found that ironically and to quote Marilyn Robinson that 'solitude is a great balm for loneliness'.  That worked for me but everyone is different. The other thing that worked and still works is exercise - how would you feel about joining a gym or taking up a sport, sorry if you have already written about this. For your sleep I read you don't want to take sleeping tablets but there are studies that show upping your magnesium intake can help you sleep better:


Are you a part of any online groups ? It's not the same as real life but it could be a start.

Sorry again if I am being captain obvious here. I understand that life can sometimes be completely overwhelming; my mantra in these times 'one day at a time, one thing at a time'

I hope these words are some comfort to you; I'll be sure to check in on you again.

Please know that we are all rooting for you.

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:55:09 PM »
DiCaprio on the set of Django, cut his hand and it ended up in the film.

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 15 October, 2021, 08:46:34 PM »
Few banged up stunts guys too ....

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 15 October, 2021, 08:33:33 PM »
True but it was a real life accident .. I'm not familiar with where this thread originated so I'm not au fait with the context of the thread. I just happen to know a few bits of movie trivia.

I read a story online recently about an actress who was hurt on the set of a film and now had a permanent scar on her face but I don't know the exact detail. 

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 15 October, 2021, 08:03:58 PM »
I'm not familiar with anything else happening on LOTR other than Sean Bean has a fear of flying and would have to hike in his costume to the shooting locations. How did he get to NZ I wonder?

He (Sean Bean) also got stabbed in a pub a few years back and apparently just went back and finished his pint.

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 15 October, 2021, 07:33:24 PM »
I have no knowledge are anyone of those prop blokes held responsible for negligence, that took the life of one man.

There were no charges filed : Dist. Atty. Jerry Spivey said he found no evidence of the “willful and wanton” negligence that would have been required to prosecute Crowvision, the production company making the movie “The Crow.”

Just a terrible accident.

Maybe the most famous onset injury: https://youtu.be/6n0Uj41zlhU

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 15 October, 2021, 04:58:22 PM »
@Jade Falcon, you haven't updated in a while. I hope things have improved for you. You too Jaysus.

Film & TV / Re: Wheel Of Time.....
« on: 15 October, 2021, 04:44:24 PM »
Hitting our screens on November 19th:


I am so excited!

Also scared it might end up like GoT but mostly excited.

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