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2013-06-02 Post Traumatic Stress
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Samsally



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mercian wrote:
Long, long ago, I was a tutor in an all-women hall of residence, and we had a bunch of students up to the flat for an Ann Summers party when everyone was winding down after exams. The next day, we (my girlfriend at the time shared the flat with me) had the warden of the hall over for tea, and it wasn't until after the three of us sat down on the sofa that I noticed that someone had stuck a gummy phallus to the ceiling. And there it hung, like the Sword of Damocles, directly overhead, for the entire visit.

There is no punchline. Only the lasting, prickly memory of waiting for a small, shiny latex cock to plummet into a cup of tea, and how best to handle the situation, should it arise.

YES OH MY GOD I'M SO HAPPY. I love that I'm not the only person with a story involving sex toys threatening to fall out of nowhere. It just delights me to no end.

stripeypants wrote:
I only like going by myself if the store has the right atmosphere. Some places just have a knack for attracting creepers who leer. I remember it being especially bad at one of the local stores (Though craigslist informed me not too long ago this place has secret porn viewing booths with gloryholes, so I assume that has something to do with it.)

We have exactly one sex shop in town. It always has at least one sketchy dude lurking in the back (and there is a back room with almost no lighting that I have carefully avoided like the plague)

It may have changed since then, they changed their name since I've been in there and actually put up a shop front (to the horror of the only chocolate shop in town, which is of course their next door neighbor).

Mostly I still feel like I'd need backup of some sort. It makes me sad I don't have any local friends I'd feel comfortable dragging along.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologise if this point has already been made, and I don't mean to interrupt the sterling discussion of dragon dildoes, but I sort of wanted to comment on this:

Lich Mong wrote:

Other nonhuman species don't act like humans. In fact, I can't even think of any nonhuman things that always act like humans.
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How many species with different physiology than humans have you seen that still have the psychology of humans?


Given that this developed from a discussion about Fuchsia and her experience of PTSD, I'm going to stick with the Sinfestverse context and say: Squig. Squig is a pig. Maybe he's anthropomorphised, but we've seen in the Reality Zone that he's definitely a pig. But he acts like a human, responds to drugs in a way we might expect a human to and, AFAIK, fantasises about human women.

Unless he has a special version of Babestation that looks like this:



So if you can readily accept that a pig can have both physiological and psychological reactions that are ostensibly human, it doesn't seem like much of a leap to imagine that Fuchsia could experience PTSD in a similar way to a human. Is a demon who was likely human at some stage less human than a talking pig?

But I'm only a cat in a shoe, so I could have it all wrong...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He seems more than comfortable being attracted to humans and devil women alike. I don't think he's ever been shown to have an attraction to pigs. Which should seem weird, but I have never felt the need to delve into Squig as a character. He just makes sense, and whether the comic is serious or funny, Squig just goes on being Squig.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samsally wrote:

stripeypants wrote:
I only like going by myself if the store has the right atmosphere. Some places just have a knack for attracting creepers who leer. I remember it being especially bad at one of the local stores (Though craigslist informed me not too long ago this place has secret porn viewing booths with gloryholes, so I assume that has something to do with it.)


We have exactly one sex shop in town. It always has at least one sketchy dude lurking in the back (and there is a back room with almost no lighting that I have carefully avoided like the plague)

It may have changed since then, they changed their name since I've been in there and actually put up a shop front (to the horror of the only chocolate shop in town, which is of course their next door neighbor).

Mostly I still feel like I'd need backup of some sort. It makes me sad I don't have any local friends I'd feel comfortable dragging along.


The one downtown is classic, with no windows, and nothing drawing attention to what's inside. And they call themselves a bookshop. (There are books, for the record. Right up front. Just not a whole lot of them.)

And yes, always stay away from the back. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I lived here for like four years before I even realized that place was an adult shop, despite it being on the giant round sign.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, so it does say it on the sign? I knew first off, because a friend told me about it and took me there.

Took me forever to learn about the gloryhole. craigslist is fun to troll for info.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it says "Great Northern Books," around the outside of the sign, but the middle says, "The Adult Shop" in big letters. I don't know why a red-and-black store with covered windows didn't jump out at me as an adult shop, though. I spotted the new Jimmy John's when it opened from a block away. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours used to be called the Plain Brown Wrapper because like, nobody was under any allusions to what it was. That was back when all the windows were covered, too. We called it PBR all the time and I got really confused when people started talking about drinking PBR until it was explained to me that it also an acronym for shitty beer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JIMMY JOHNS! Omg I want some now.

Have you drunk a PBR before? I am wondering if it is worse or similar to drinking Monarch rum.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's better than Monarch in that it doesn't taste good on account of not having much taste at all. Monarch doesn't taste good on account of it tasting like nail polish remover.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to explain that to my partner, but he thinks Monarch rum is just dandy. I think it should be sold in cleaning supplies aisles.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys should try Admiral Nelson. Not good rum, but better than Monarch by a mile, and just as cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That link didn't go to Admiral Nelson, but I hink I've had that. I've also had Captain Morgan (First hard alcohol I ever liked) and alibu coconut. I think I've some other rands I don't remember as well.

If my pirate hat weren't ruined I coud wear it while drinking rum.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might just happen to have a giggling rum glow about my cheeks this evening. It's been a shit day, but it's also "therapy night." Cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also Sailor Jerry (to add to the Rum Navy, alongside Admiral Nelson and Captain Morgan), but I've never tried that one. I never drink rum neat, so I rarely buy anything too good... I do like Kraken, though. Bought it for the bottle, stayed for the taste.
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