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Neurosis & Dragons

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:54 pm
by Chazz of Blades
So after a few years, and way too many late nights, I've realized and decided to face what my issues are. I have social anxiety, being one of my foremost. With this in mind, I've decided that the way that I can face my demons the most comfortably, is by embracing what's been a comfort for me for years. The internet! In all it's wonderful glory, horrifying corners, and creepy uncles, the internet as a whole has been an almost home away from home for a very long time for me. Talking about various things with various people, discussing hobbies, making friends, watching people meet and get married, have kids, making dear friends, and watching some fade away, there's always been a place somewhere that I felt comfortable. People I can talk to, something that I'm knowledgeable enough to discuss and debate, to create. And I think above all else this is the one place that surely I can go to fight my demons. Demons that have caused me quite a bit of problems in my life.

Now, don't go thinking that I'm going to spill all my deepest darkest secrets here, one can't be too greedy now, can they? For me, at least this mood I'm in right now, it feels like the best way to deal with this is to personify my demons. To become the Nerevarine, or Dovahkhiin I've spent so many hours playing, the guy who rescues the princess, the champion on the Fields of Justice or the plains of Azeroth. I've always had a love for webcomics above most things, and have started doodling myself defeating my demons and championing over them when I start to feel down. I imagine mages fire and bows, race cars, assault rifles, and daggers. I'm going to start a collection of these little drawings and share them over time. Any tidbits of stories will be in my drawings.

Now that I've spilled my huge(honestly, massive) video game nerdhood I'll get back to the point of this matter. I think it'll be an interesting experiment if nothing else.


Now, that feels better. I know I've been a bit........weird over the last few months, but after all the crap I've been through in the last year I still come back here every day. Just wanted to say, thanks GHF! You all rock!

Re: Neurosis & Dragons

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:46 pm
by Chazz of Blades

Re: Neurosis & Dragons

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:43 pm
by sassman
Wow, Chazz.  I never knew....  I guess you're almost as crazy as I am, although I wish depression wasn't one of your demons. :saddy:   I hate depression.  It affects most of the people I know, and I've spent many, many hours comforting people who ought to be happy.  :hug:

Mine seems to be an odd mix of ADD, OCD, and Autism, although none of em have been extreme enough by themselves :chinscratch:  (except the ADD, briefly) to warrant medical care.

Although I've noticed one thing: nearly all of the most creative people on Earth have some form of mental...shall I say, complication? :unsure:

Okay, call us "Crazy"!  But then, all of the best people are! :mockery:

CHEERS, MY NUTTY FRIEND!

Re: Neurosis & Dragons

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:46 am
by Dragon_Lance
I find that the best way to overcome depression is to get your mind off of depression and if the internet does that, then I would recommend it fully. I know drinking doesn't work, I've tried it.. New things make my mind interested and if that makes me ADD then so be it. Labels are only good for pharmacists, not for me. I don't need to give them cash.