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22219 No. 22219
We have Joy and Rage, why not go for the trifecta? What's making you sad? What's going wrong in your lives? What's been bothering you for a while that you just need to get off your chest? Who knows, maybe telling a fellow 2hufag might make you feel better.
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>> No. 22220
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The first contemporary waifu is not getting any stories...
>> No. 22221

Then you should fix that. Even if the story is shit, you may inspire others to write Contemporary touhou's too
>> No. 22222
Every time I think about writing, I remember how long it's been since I updated anything and just shut down. Or I think about all my half-started projects and feel like I'm working on the wrong thing. It feels like I either just fail at everything I do or half-ass it to avoid feeling like it's a failure. I've never spent much time on anything to the point of actually being good, but I'm always conscious of the gap between what I think I want to do and what I'm able to do. That's why I tend to abandon things part-way through. I'm not sure what I'm doing anymore.

Would you believe I'm the guy who started the joy thread?
>> No. 22223
I feel like my writing is on a decline and this saddens me. Some people like what I write and I'm grateful to them, but sometimes I just want to stop because I think I'm getting worse and worse as a writer.
>> No. 22224
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We're kindred souls, you and I. I feel that once I get the ball(pen) rolling, I might start writing again and even restart one of the stories I left abandoned, but that moment seems to be really far in the foreseeable future...

Also, nice quints.
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I think it's more a matter of when than if. I believe it took quite a while for characters from UFO and TD to become regulars. With some tricky characters like Sumireko it just takes them a while to show up in stories.

However, I do weep for the PC-98 waifus who deserve a nice, completed story.

Someday, Kana.
>> No. 22227
>failed to check 'em
>> No. 22228
does lion even still remember border house?
>> No. 22229
Joy Thread Fag, I have read about half of all of the stories posted here, so it's likely that at some point I've read yours. And unless you're either YAF or Saguya in disguise, I can guarantee that you're no where near as bad as you fear. You should go and at least try to update one of your works. It doesn't have to be a lengthy update, just one to help you get back in the saddle. Ask for critique from your readers, I know they'd be happy to provide. That would likely help a lot with any quality issues, imagined or no, that you're suffering from. Just get out there and write
>> No. 22230
I'd rather not bug him to find out. It's been almost five years though, and I have no hope of it ever getting picked back up. Especially since I don't think he ever even gave Fragmentation of Memories an epilogue.
>> No. 22231
If people like what you're doing, then you have to be doing something right. If I've learned anything from this place, it's that the readers don't pull punches when it comes to pointing out errors and poor quality. Like I told the joy thread guy, ask for criticism, it'll help you.

Also, if you are either Platemask or Clear Sights I'll fucking hunt you down and beat you to death if you stop writing.
>> No. 22232
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Man I loved that series. It didn't end like I wanted it to, but at least it ended. That's more than I can say of most stories
>> No. 22234
Was reading a toehoe doujin and it was so sad and now I'm sad.
The doujin is Take no Hana/Bamboo Flower, and it's an interesting take on Hieda's reincarnation. Bittersweet ending tho.
>> No. 22236

I remember that one. I wasn't able to finish it.
>> No. 22237

Man that was a brutal doujin.
>> No. 22238
At least Akyuu is freed from the burden of being her predecessor's 'reincarnation'.
>> No. 22243
Any time spent writing is time spent improving. Even if the result isn't up to your standard, you're flexing the muscle. Hell, if you're producing garbage, you have a pretty solid goalpost to work toward: Get to where you don't produce garbage. I doubt it's at that level, though. Work through it and don't stop working, whatever you do.
>> No. 22248
I stopped writing my stories sometime in the fall, and I can't muster the energy to get into them again. My passion for Touhou has dampened lately, and I want to write CYOAs featuring other intellectual properties, but I don't have any places to go for that. I know there are other communities but I've always loved THP's community the most.

I'm also afraid that I'll start writing a new story, Touhou or not... and then just stop. I hate disappointing people, and I'd hate to start another story and then just drop it.
>> No. 22249
The thing about energy is that it's not like a little meter that leaves you unable to do anything when it hits zero. You'd be surprised how much energy you can find to do something you dread, which it sounds like you're doing with writing. The key is tuning out the part of you going "I can't do it/do it tomorrow/I wanna jack-off to chinese cartoons instead" and doing it anyway. It's inertia, bro. Gods know, the rest of us wrestle with it everyday. It doesn't matter if you're writing Touhou or not-Touhou, it's gonna come down to that somewhere.
>> No. 22250
If you don't mind me asking, what other properties do you want to write for? I'm sure most of us would run over to /tg/ if we were interested, like some of us did/do for Demetrious, the fucking traitor just kidding Deme I love you come back and write again ;_;

Like >>22249 said, it's inertia. Get your writan gaem going, and maybe that will bring you back around to Touhou after a break for other stuff. Don't feel too bad, [spoiler]unless you're platemask or clear sights I'LL FUCKING END YOU IF YOU LEAVE YOU GODDAMN FAGGOTS GET BACK TO WORK[spoiler]

We're always going to be here, so if you leave for a while, there's a very good chance that your fans from before will still be here, you tripless writefag you.
>> No. 22263
I brutally killed a rat by pincering it between a microwave and a wall repeatedly.

I don't feel good about it. But it had to be done. My dogs didn't want to eat it, which is good considering it had a stomach full of ineffective rat poison.
>> No. 22264

That's not sad. Rats carry some pretty gnarly diseases and visibly shit everywhere. Compleatly unlike spiderbros and every other house pest ever.
>> No. 22266
Killing the rat is fine. The way I did it just felt unnecessarily cruel.
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When I killed a rat in a similar fashion, it cried so cutely that I felt like throwing up
>> No. 22271
Yay, we're unintentional animal torture buddies!
>> No. 22274
i'm sad thinking about how likely it is that h8flag would have died without completing DtRT, the story that got me into this site in the first place.

we will never know what's in the goddamn box
>> No. 22275

I mean like...it's just a box right? Considering the possibilities, there isn't really anything that strikes me as being worth caring about this long. Granted; I have no idea what story or author you're referring to. I would suggest just making something up to self-complete that particular chapter in your life, no sense dying with needless regrets.
>> No. 22276
What is this about h8flag dying? Has something happened I'm unaware of? Didn't he just update a few days ago?
>> No. 22277
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I'm sure that however sad you may be at that thought, it is nothing compared to the sadness he feels at the idea of dying before having a chance to transfer his consciousness into a robot body. Or, failing that, the idea of snuffing it before he has a chance to delete all the porn from his computer.
>> No. 22284
>I mean like...it's just a box right?

oh boy you have no idea
>> No. 22285
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>> No. 22286
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Is he... dead?
>> No. 22295
What that anon means is that it's entirely likely that h8flag could die before completing DtRT.
>> No. 22296
To that anon, I say that death could come to any writer at any time. That's why we must persevere while we can, so that we have no regrets.

I have a very close friend who knows all my passwords, tasked with reporting my death to each community I'm a part of. He's also supposed to clear my browser history and wipe my porn folder.
>> No. 22297
>fucking up a sage

Now I'm even sadder.
>> No. 22298

What a bro.
>> No. 22320
I'm immensely sad that I couldn't go to Reitaisai for the third year in a row. Last time it was work interfering. This time and the time before, funds were the problem. Sometimes I feel like I'll never actually go to Japan.
>> No. 22379
"But you don't have direct experience in this industry!" they say.

Unfortunately, my only experience is at a brand-name company that spans so many fields that I can't just conveniently pigeonhole myself into some vague notion of "industry". I don't have any specialisation, so I'm as good as dead to these people.

Fuck job-hunting so much.
>> No. 22457
So I've decided to go vote in every active story, and it looks like the number of active stories is ridiculously low. There are posts from 2014 on first pages of /youkai/, /underground/, /forest/, /eientei/, almost every other board (with the exceptions of /th/, /others/ and /at/) has posts from 2015, and most mind-boggling, on /border/, there's a post on a first page from no-shit 2012.

This is kind of worrying.
>> No. 22458
It's a vicious cycle of few people actively checking the site leading to an overall lack of interest from the writers in writing, which in turn causes few stories to be active and fewer people to bother checking. It's not necessarily a death spiral, but it's not a problem that can be easily fixed either.
>> No. 22465

Yeah, it's sad. I come back after stopped writing last year, and find that my story is still on the page one of the board. I want to write again, but I find my skills rusted after not writing properly for a long time, added the fact that English is not my first language means I would only produce low quality story with mistakes all over the places, which means less readers, and votes, which will affect my will to finish the story.
>> No. 22466
>low quality
We had the words carnival last year where that was half the point, and people responded to all the stories better than any other time.

More than that, though, while there are people who sneer at stories they deem "low quality" around here, most people paying attention are just happy that a story is active and updating. It sucks when you fall out of practice; I've been there myself and still struggle to drag myself out of that hole. Don't let a fear of mistakes keep you away, though.
>> No. 22517
I remembered the times I was going to be at Comiket and didn't make it because life is a shit.
>> No. 22518
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>English is not my first language
>using this excuse, ever
Guy wot wrote the Banki shorts recently and was given quality praise here. I'm a Slav. I learned my Britongese from video games and books. Your excuse is shit and you should feel like what your excuse is, that is to say shit, for using it. Your only limitation is time and practice, and given your posting here I take it you've a fair share of the former of these. Now get the latter, you hiney hobbit.

Alternatively, if you are so insecure about your frilly magical girl fanfiction, go read a book. Go read it, and take note of everything that strikes you as well written. Then see what of it isn't nailed down, and steal it. A big part of acquiring proficiency at ANYTHING is imitating the more experienced specimen.

Language isn't copyrighted. Children learn it by osmosis through listening to their environments, and you can learn its more advanced levels by listening to better writers. Such as me. Ahem. So listen to me and get out there and write, damn you.
>> No. 22520

>hiney hobbit

I don't see no nails, so I'mma steal this for my own stories!
>> No. 22551
As of right now, I have been medically depressed for two years.
>> No. 22576
Hopefully whoever does that has more luck than the attempt to spark more Wriggle stories.

Yeah, as for one it depends on things working as they should. That and people actually finishing stories as the original decline began with the 'great ones' getting into the habit of dropping stories like WW2 bombers dropped bombs.

Even if rusted, it won't get better with inaction.
>> No. 22618
I really miss forest LA, a yan Marisa is something I didn't know I wanted.
>> No. 22625
I get worried every time I sage, because I'm scared it won't work and I'll end up necroing a dead thread.
>> No. 22626
I think we all know this feel
>> No. 22648
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Even though I was one of many to finish NaNoWriMo last year, I won't be able to even participate this year. I simply don't have enough time and this really saddens me. I'm not even mad about it. I'm just wallowing on my own despair.
>> No. 22652

Just do something that doesen't require you to think or write in advanced. A Touhou Q&A panel with different TUHUs every week for example. Or maybe even Twowho Truth or Dare.

I mean like, I don't know what your life is like, but spending 20 minutes everyday in order to not be sad seems like a fair trade.

Unless of course you do this and nobody except me throws out any questions or dares. Then you would be like...double sad. I apologise in advanced if that happens.
>> No. 22667
I dunno, I generally have content planned several updates ahead of me and I'm still churning out unwritten idea work for the main meat of the fanfic.

(That's why I suddenly had to rewrite an update slightly once SKOOLATOON showed up.)
>> No. 22669
You know, let's take a moment to be sad for the ones that never made it home.

That is, stories you loved, but either went on indefinite hiatus or were outright cancelled for one reason or another.

Anyone remember that one old Doom story? The one where Doomguy could get unique guns from the 2hus for some reason? That's legitimately the story that made me find this site in the first place.
>> No. 22670
There was that neat one about the crusader.

It wasn't particularly special (GET DROP IN GENKOJO WAT DO), but it holds a place in my heart.
>> No. 22671
Fairy. On. Scarlet. Lake.
>> No. 22672

Do... you have nothing planned beyond those couple updates?
>> No. 22673

Imouto shitposting wars: The Thread
Patchy quest
Beast returns to Gensokyo
>> No. 22674

Superstitious and Cowardly Lot
>> No. 22675
Re reading, thanks.

Norseman in Gensokyo
>> No. 22683
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Everything I paste here from my google doc has an extra line. This fills me with sadness.

I'm not the only one, either, and I'm not sure what to really do about it.
>> No. 22684

If the sadness generated by an extra line actually registers on your sadness radar, I'd say you're doing pretty good in life.
>> No. 22685
I don't think that really matters, to be honest. I think the site removes any extra line breaks if there's nothing following it. Granted I don't know, so I'll add 5 lines after the end of this post to test it.

That said >>22684 is right. It's such a small inconvenience compared to, say, finding a job or any other form of remotely stable income so you can stop leaching off your parents despite not having any debt at all. Or dealing with your mom passing out whenever she tries to stand up, due to malnutrition, which then takes a toll on her mental health and causes her to go into a lesser state of depression, which is only driven further by her midway crisis or whatever the fuck it's called when people try to cope with the fact they're getting old.

But what do I know. We all have different ways of dealing with different problems, to varying degrees of success. Maybe I just deal better with extra lines than you because I like to add a little extra after most of my updates.

This wasn't aimed at you, or anyone else for that matter. I just needed to get it off my chest
>> No. 22686

It's not just a single extra line. It's an extra line after every single double line break. Sorry, didn't realize how vague I was. And seeing as I update daily, and am going to be updating twice daily for NaNoWriMo, it's gonna be a rather large inconvenience that I found no means to fix.

Plus, I do like my line breaks.

They are enjoyable.

It's either deleting a couple dozen of them one by one, or just bearing it with a twitching eye, in the end. Mainly just wanted to bring it to attention, as it does sound like some form of issue with the site, minor or not, and it only recently cropped up. Not just me.

Anywho, happy NaNoWriMo~



Ehh, I'll work on it.
>> No. 22687
Just make 2 posts. 1 with corrections and 1 without. Then we'll tell you if its something you need to bother fixing.
>> No. 22689
>>22687 Eastern Tale Thread 5 spoilers ahead for anybody that cares.

Anywho, tell me which version is the best of linebreak. Thanks~

"So, how about that date?" Your new arm undulates happily.

The bird-headed woman stares at you blankly. "You were just screaming for five minutes straight." She doesn't seem quite so sing-song anymore.

"Pleeeease?" You give her your best pout, earning a sigh. All the while your Rumiaa bit is drooping sadly.

Mystia gives Rumiaa a dirty look. "Did you have to give her that arm...? That's cheating!" Or, at least as dirty a look as a bird can. Animals making human expressions are weirder than you expected.

Rumiaa droops drippily, her eyes blowing up to a massive size. Seriously, they're like sad beachballs. "But... but food..."

Mystia sighs with a tweet. "Fiiine~"

You beam, your arm whapping about like a snake with a sugar rush. "Awesome! Let me just invite mom!"

"Wait, what??"

— - — - —

Day 3
Base DT14.2
Sprained Ankle
Fishy Rose Scent
Insanity Aura
Not Gagging



Equipment 40D/90MD/15A/75MA

1 Head: Moist Grandma’s Hat Lv2 10D/10MD/0A/5MA
2 Outfit: Sumireko's Default Lv5 0D/50MD/0A/50MA
3 Weapon: Full Bodied Unsharpened Chest Lv1/5D/5MD/0A/5MA
4 Foci: Mysterious Big Fan Lv1 0D/0MD/15A/15MA
5 Accessory:
Left Ring:
7 Pockets: x25 Lv2/25D/25MD/0A/0MA
8 Right Ring Arm: Snuggly Shoggoth Spawn...?


0 Ice Magic11/100
-O Umm Sign: Maybe Something Ice-based 5MA
2 Flight Magic15/100
-XXX No Cards Made

— - — - —

Mom will date...

[ ] Rumiaa
[ ] Mystia
[ ] Both...?
-[ ] Wait, who will you date?
--[ ] Your right hand!
--[ ] Flowey!
--[ ] Write-in

"So, how about that date?" Your new arm undulates happily.

The bird-headed woman stares at you blankly. "You were just screaming for five minutes straight." She doesn't seem quite so sing-song anymore.

"Pleeeease?" You give her your best pout, earning a sigh. All the while your Rumiaa bit is drooping sadly.

Mystia gives Rumiaa a dirty look. "Did you have to give her that arm...? That's cheating!" Or, at least as dirty a look as a bird can. Animals making human expressions are weirder than you expected.

Rumiaa droops drippily, her eyes blowing up to a massive size. Seriously, they're like sad beachballs. "But... but food..."

Mystia sighs with a tweet. "Fiiine~"

You beam, your arm whapping about like a snake with a sugar rush. "Awesome! Let me just invite mom!"

"Wait, what??"

— - — - —

Day 3
Base DT14.2
Sprained Ankle
Fishy Rose Scent
Insanity Aura
Not Gagging



Equipment 40D/90MD/15A/75MA

1 Head: Moist Grandma’s Hat Lv2 10D/10MD/0A/5MA
2 Outfit: Sumireko's Default Lv5 0D/50MD/0A/50MA
3 Weapon: Full Bodied Unsharpened Chest Lv1/5D/5MD/0A/5MA
4 Foci: Mysterious Big Fan Lv1 0D/0MD/15A/15MA
5 Accessory:
Left Ring:
7 Pockets: x25 Lv2/25D/25MD/0A/0MA
8 Right Ring Arm: Snuggly Shoggoth Spawn...?


0 Ice Magic11/100
-O Umm Sign: Maybe Something Ice-based 5MA
2 Flight Magic15/100
-XXX No Cards Made

— - — - —

Mom will date...

[ ] Rumiaa
[ ] Mystia
[ ] Both...?
-[ ] Wait, who will you date?
--[ ] Your right hand!
--[ ] Flowey!
--[ ] Write-in

>> No. 22691
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Stick to single line breaks (line, empty line, line). It's the closest to normal typesetting's line spacing we can get on an image board. Alternatively, keep dialogue lines in one big clump if you feel it conveys the tempo better that way.

I can't speak for other readers, but browsing THP on mobile a lot of the time, double-and-above line spacing makes perusing your stuff a physical exercise. And let me tell you, exercise isn't something I have in mind when I take to reading frilly magical girl fanfiction. Unless it's porn.
>> No. 22692
There was this short one involving a Shoggoth meeting Marisa and being curious about everything. I think it stopped on a cliffhanger too.

Fallout Gensokyo, I hope the author is still okay at least.

That one CYOA involving a doctor and Eirin had an interesting start. Too bad it only had that.

The two oldest ones I remember and enjoyed were just "X in Gensokyo wat do", one involving a viking, and the other one was a soviet pilot hanging out with Suika.
>> No. 22693
>I'm not sure what to really do about it.


Textpad and Notepad++ support regex in find/replace. Put "\n\n" in find, "\n" in replace, check the regex box, and replace all
>> No. 22694

Err... I only have Wordpad. A large part of why I use Google Docs, honestly.

Well, that and multiple editors at once, but still.

Not entirely sure what happened, but the first time I reformatted and reinstalled on this computer it kinda... had less of the standard stuff. I can't even open PDFs. Kinda irritating to be forced to do it in Chrome, but ehh.

So, uhh... I guess I'll go and see if either of those are free...? I mean, Word is for birds, and far as I've found, it's not really understanding what the heck a n/n/, or what have you, was. Honestly, I'm more concerned for others than myself. My ancient ally does have certain... writing motivation issues at time, so if I can grease those bearings even just a bit... well, that'd be wonderful.
>> No. 22696

"\n" commonly denotes a newline character. Doing a find-and-replace of "\n\n" with "\n" in a text editor or word processor which supports working with hidden characters should replace any instances of doubled newlines with single ones.

Mind, if you're using Word, you have instead paragraph marks, which look like this—"¶"—when shown, and which are denoted in search by "^p". For the current purpose, they're functionally identical and you'll achieve the same result.
>> No. 22697
Both of those are free, yes.

They're replacements (much more powerful) for Notepad, not Wordpad, so you probably wouldn't want to install them for writing here. It'll work, it just won't look as nice. But you can just select all your text, paste it into Notepad++, do a find/replace there, then paste it onto the site (or whatever).

If you do want a free version of Word, there's OpenOffice and LibreOffice. They have different interfaces and don't work exactly the same as Word, but they're close enough.

Also, for PDFs, just install Adobe Acrobat Reader.
>> No. 22698

I would not recommend Openoffice. It's spelling/grammar checker utility is complete garbage.
>> No. 22699
I would recommend against OpenOffice. It's more or less deprecated thanks to shenanigans that are not worth going into here. For active development and support, there's only really LibreOffice. It's what I've been using for years to write and what I'd generally recommend to anyone wanting a free non-online word processor.
>> No. 22700
I'm a little curious; don't people pirate Word anymore?
>> No. 22703

Please don't suggest theft so casually sir. We pride ourselves on being law abiding citizens here.
>> No. 22704
It's a pain in the dick, since updates have a way of borking whatever crack you use. Sticking to Google Docs or using any other free alternative that can open or export doc/docx files is easier. At least, that's been my experience.
>> No. 22724
Kinda bummed that Titanpad's on its way out. Yeah, there's Piratepad and others, but that doesn't change the feeling of an era coming to an end, you know?
>> No. 22725

Assuming Titan pad is, as it's name implys, some sort of writing engine/application/utility; there are probably superior alternatives out there. Don't waste your tears on the dead, Anon. Find the hip, new pad and embrace it. It's what Titanpad would have wanted.
>> No. 22726
Kinda bummed that I might be the only one still doing NaNoWriMo daily updates, two of the fallen being stories I enjoyed.

Anyone outside of /th/ still at it? Just curious. /th/ is the only beard I regularly check, so it's hard to tell.
>> No. 22727
You are the sole survivor. That might make repopulation efforts... difficult.

Sucks that no one else had the time/effort.
>> No. 22728
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Yeesh... Ahh well. Not like it'll hurt my stride. Two updates per day I decided and two updates per day there will be.

And there will be cake!
>> No. 22729
Wait, really? The last gal that told me about cake didn't exactly prove herself trustworthy
>> No. 22730

Yes. But you won't be here to enjoy it.

Because you will be dead.

But in all seriousness, yes. I figured I'd bake at least one cake to celebrate, as I feel that it's a sort of right of passage to complete a full month of daily updates for two stories.

It's nearing the end of my first year on this site as an author, and I want it to feel special to me. Been here since my ancient ally jumped ship, and I've always been curious of how I'd do in the contests and the like, but always too afraid to try, as I felt my writing wasn't up to snuff as of yet.
>> No. 22731
If I'd thought about it, I might have tried, but my writing's not real conducive to fast or easy. Alas.
>> No. 22732

Better late than never, if you ask me~
>> No. 22733
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Sorry friend. I was going to participate this year but real life has been shitting on my plans this entire fall and winter. It's a real shame because I managed to complete NaNoWriMo last year. Fuck, I'm just sad thinking about it.
>> No. 22734
I have a hard enough time updating two stories once every "it's dead, isn't it?" months, and not for lack of the, y'know, actually working on them part. Nah, it's not happening this time around.
>> No. 22735

So much this.
>> No. 22736
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[Insert excuse here]
>> No. 22737
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I'm just waiting until this site starts enters the second stage of it's slow, painful death. Then I'll start a story and maybe I'll even start updating bi-weekly. Yes, that's what probably will end up happening.
>> No. 22738

I failed, but I sure as hell ain't droppin' the story 'till the end.

No tears. But still sad.
>> No. 22739

Hooray! Which story, might I ask?
>> No. 22740
That's the spirit.
>> No. 22762
My family can never be happy during the holidays. This particular year is even worse since my sister is getting a divorce.

Any other anons have difficulties around this time of the year?
>> No. 22851
Luckily my family drama has been minimal in the last few years. But not having any money to buy or do anything sure sucks. I can only hope that next year is better than this last year.
>> No. 22871
I'm rapidly approaching thirty and am still dependent on my parents. I've only ever had one job in my entire life, and it means next to nothing on my resume. There's no real field that I work in because I don't have any particular education or experience in anything, so I don't even know where I'm supposed to look for work, either. Everywhere I apply to, I get "Why would you want to do this?" questions followed by silence or just silence outright. I've tried everything from retail to teaching English abroad to temp agencies, you name it. None of them want me. The longer I go without a job, the less likely it is anybody's going to want me. All those years I spent floundering in university were a goddamn waste. I'm fucked, pure and simple.

Sage for blogging.
>> No. 22872
Maaaan, I'm mid-uni floundering right now, and I feel like in ~6 years you and I are going to have a lot in common.
>> No. 22873

You could always lie through your teeth and become an actor to work at McDonalds.
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