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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: We all are going on a summer holiday
« on: 02 May, 2022, 01:11:33 PM »
Can I just say I liked it?  It was a welcome break from the Ennis Dredds and the Strontium Dogs and Dragon Tales and the like.  I even liked Inferno at the time, though in hindsight it's a bit pants. 

The only part of the lineup I didn't like was Maniac 5 (anyone notice how Millar forgot Tony Blair died in it, and brought him back to life again?).

Not to mention he's been an old man for over thirty years, now!

That's occurred to me too. If anything he looks younger and fresher than ever these days.

And now we're the old men.
What a lark.

Ain't that the truth.

Not to mention he's been an old man for over thirty years, now!

That's occurred to me too. If anything he looks younger and fresher than ever these days. Hershey syndrome I suppose.

I love Revere - a bold experiment that, for me at least, succeeds brilliantly. 

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 28 April, 2022, 04:44:27 PM »

I like Armitage a lot, but the first Luke Kirby is in a class of its own.

Rogue has been hit and miss over the years, but the premise is brilliant, and some of the stories are very good.  (Does Cinnabar count?  Because that single-handedly made up for all the duff RT stuff.)

HH:  No, no, no.  No.

I'll go Vector 13 too, though it was very much of its time. Those conspiracy theories are a bit less fun these days.


Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 24 April, 2022, 08:57:55 PM »
As for support groups ... strange as it sounds, this place is the best I've come across ...

It's fecking brilliant alright.

As far as mindfulness goes - yeah, my experiences have been quite similar.  Meditation is clearly a good mental exercise but it does not get rid of the underlying beliefs that cause negative thoughts, which in turn cause depression and anxiety.

I've harped on ad nauseum about it before, but Dr David Burns' version of CBT is the only kind of self-help that has ever worked for me.  I got into it through his podcast ('Feeling Good') - thought it was just more trite shite at first but stuck with it and slowly began to understand what he was doing.  When I actually bought one of his books and did the exercises, it did the trick far quicker and more effectively than the fairly dire therapist I was paying for at the time.  It was through his stuff that I found the online group.

If nothing else, a book costs less than 1% of a course of therapy, and the podcasts are free.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote: Out of this world
« on: 24 April, 2022, 06:51:00 PM »
Big black Nemesis, parthenogenesis, wins hands down. 

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 24 April, 2022, 06:47:46 PM »
I like that idea of a five minute commitment, JB - getting started on things is often a stumbling block for me.
Me too... I've procrastinated things for over 20 years in fact.  Hopefully this will help me get things done.   It doesn't have to be time periods, it can be steps (turn on my computer / put on my running shoes etc).

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 24 April, 2022, 03:31:14 PM »
Good news on the physical issues. Hope this will clear a path to work on the mental ones.   If it's any help at all, and it may not be, I was part of an online International cbt group till last year and got loads out of it. It's still going on every Saturday afternoon and it's free - pm me if you want to get in touch with them. I found the techniques used far more helpful than most therapists I paid through the nose for.

On a slightly different topic, one thing I personally have been finding very helpful lately is the CBT concept of action coming before motivation.  Which means that I'm not doing what I used to do and waiting for the right mood to do some cbt homework but just doing it when I don't feel like it.

Another thing I've been doing is just minimising my commitment to 5 minutes,  with CBT or anything else.if I feel like doing more, great, but if I don't , I've still fulfilled my goal.

Not saying this in an attempt to help anyone, just filling you all in on my own progress.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 24 April, 2022, 10:21:53 AM »
It's looking good for France not electing a fascist.  Not saying Macron is perfect, of course, but he isn't, y'know, a fascist, so he has that going for him.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 23 April, 2022, 10:31:58 AM »
You're all barred.

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