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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by theodyssey, May 4, 2003.
Bodom > moonsorrow.
Sean, The cheers bit was hilarious. good topic this week. oh, ad Chewbacca Ftw!!!
also, if you didn't catch the news on Chorizo... here's what the band had to say regarding their last show!
That's pretty funny.
HAHAHA! Funniest shit i've read in my life.
althugh i like some of bodom's work, i agree with your statement
Bro, I love you but that's like saying 1 >= 2.
Addiction is pretty harsh. I'm not into anything but alcohol, and that I take more as an enjoyment thing than a buy-a-36-pack-of-keystone-and-forget-last-month sort of thing. I've known some people who got addicted to this drug or that, and it's just tragic.
i don't drink, smoke, or do any drugs because the penalties greatly outweigh the possitives. it's just not worth all the risks to me.
I agree with Zach on pretty much everything he said in that drug post. Although if you have the right mind about it your life doesn't have to go to shit (much like that alcoholic friend of Zach's). As a frequent pot smoker, I can pretty much confidently say that it won't get you hooked and broke if you have common sense. Fuck, just like 3 months ago I was smoking every day, and doing 7+gram shroom trips every other week while keeping a steady job, girlfriend and band. Even LSD, I've tried it last summer and I can honestly say that it was one of the best nights of my life. Despite how fun it was, I don't crave it at all. Same with shrooms, only reason I did so much was because I had access to them free of charge. Now that I'm done I don't even want to be near them for a long time to come. Now I drink on weekends and smoke like twice a week, never missed a payment on anything. I even recently picked up a brand new half stack working minimum wage at a fucking donut shop. I think what pretty much saved me is my complete disinterest in 'hard' drugs such as cocaine, heroin, meth, etc. Never tried them, never will. Moral of the story, hard drugs will fuck you over, others just pass the time.
Funny enough, I once lost a job and a girlfriend and lost nearly all connection with outside life back when I was on WoW and CoB OT. The internet is the most addictive thing on this earth for sure.
This is actually more true than anything. I spend a lot of time on the computer even though there really isn't much to do online. I think the band is the best thing that happened to me because now i have to get out and not be lazy sometimes. Otherwise i just sit on my ass and do nothing, which isn't good at all.
The one thing about mushrooms is like i said, i had a small dose and it didn't really kick in a visual high, but i got a major body high and my stomach hurt so hard the next day from laughing my ass off. Everything was absolutely hysterical. It's like when you get in those goofy moods and everything makes you laugh really hard... that, but for about 3 or 4 hours straight.
Darkblade, while i always have the ultimate respect for those who choose to abstain from anything, there really are no risks to speak of if you use your brain. Generally speaking, when drinking, as long as you don't do it a lot you won't gain a ton of weight, there are no consequences a little exercise can't fix, and if you use good judgement and make sure you're in a place where you're cool to crash and/or don't get in your car then you'll be fine. Same with a little pot here and there... no real health effects or anything else. If you have to take drug tests at work, just don't do it... it all goes back to not being retarded. I'm not saying you *should* do those things, but really, so long as you don't overdo it, that stuff won't cause any harm.
And don't get me wrong, i'm not getting high and mighty. I've made my bad decisions, mistakes, etc. I've had bad nights or drinking binges that are for all the wrong reasons (a bottle of vodka all by my lonesome one evening because i was having girl troubles, for example) but even after that i got up in the morning with the worst hangover ever, went to work like i was supposed to and realized that I was at a point in my life where drinking was not a good idea and decided to resolve some issues before picking it up again. I've also had plenty of times where i go "y'know, i'm not really in the best of moods, having one beer is just going to get out of control and it's a bad idea" so I just stay away. Again, it's about knowing yourself, knowing where you're at both physically and mentally and making the call based on that. Not everyone has to be as careful as myself, but i do have to be and i'm glad i realize that
It's supposed to be about having a good time, so i try to keep it at that.
I have fun around here, but honestly fuck the internet overall. It's at the bottom of my list of stuff to do.
I'm really not into any substances at all aside from alcohol. I went through a brief stint with pot, realized it was retarded, and moved on with my life. It never really did anything for me as I have a really high tolerance for any kind of drug/substance to me and the most I ever got was a little buzzed that wasn't even that great, so smoking pot equated to blowing money on something with very little return and a world of trouble if I ever got caught. A lot of my friends that I did smoke with started moving on to prescription drugs and other various goodies such as coke and meth so I promptly removed myself from that crowd. Also, I hate being around people when they are high and I would want to kill myself if I ever acted that retarded. Same goes for being drunk. I drink very sparingly and when I do it's usually only a couple beers. I like beer but I hate being drunk. I will drink a lot on occasions (traditionally, at the end of every semester to celebrate still being alive) and there are only a few of my friends that I can actually drink with because I have such little tolerance for drunken retardness...which is pretty common in college. I've always felt that if I need to drink or do drugs to enjoy myself, then I'm living my life wrong in one way or another.
Spot on post! That is almost exactly the same situation I went through. Except I don't drink at all. I'm the same way when it comes to dealing with people who are drunk or high to.
I now just realized, after thinking about it, that EVERY single friend I have ever had (with only one exception) are now heavily involved in drugs and don't appear to have a stable future.
I have seen, and still continue to see, way too many horrible things that happen to people when they get on drugs (especially alcohol!). It's just not worth it to me to try or experiment with them.
i actually think the internet is making my life worse recently. hence, i post here less. i'm getting away from it again, and i'm starting t work out daily agan. i gained more winter weight than i wanted to this year. but yes the nternet is addictive.... in the worst way.
Unfortunately, I think you're absolutely correct. I may follow suite and limit how much of my time I spend on the internet. I should be practicing guitar and studying for my math placement exams instead.
Here is where I think your post lost its credibility. I'm not saying your stance is wrong (in fact, it is absolutely correct), you're just forgetting about the possibility of not 'needing' to drink or do drugs to enjoy one's self, just choosing to indulge once in a while for kicks, to spice shit up. Kinda like occasionally taking the scenic route home from work instead of the usual highway. I hate to advocate drugs and alcohol but they've always worked for me so I'd be lying if I said otherwise.
I think for many people the Internet is just a great procrastination tool, rather than an addiction. I've seen many people, including myself (yeah I have a mirror), seemingly drop off the face of the Internet because they found something better to do in their lives that they have the motivation for. No withdrawl symptoms, no struggles, just happiness that they're doing something with their time that they can be proud of. I'm not saying the Internet is a complete waste of time, but I almost feel sick thinking of what I could have accomplished if I had spent the time I did in an online gaming community (30+ hours a week for 5 years) on something else. Unfortunately I didn't have anything else I wanted to do strongly enough.
Agreed. I don't NEED to drink beers to have fun, but I do drink beers, and I do have fun while doing it... and I don't see anything wrong with that. Apparently, I'm doing pretty damn well right now, so I don't see it hindering me in any way.
I'm not saying those people don't exist, I was specifically talking about people who do need it.
me:the sky is blue
you guys: XOMG WHAT IF IT"S NIGHTTIME!!!?