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Old 03-02-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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We in a rastamouse blog thread now

Alright, so yeah.

I've been told that I've become a bit of a 'character' (other people's words, not mine) on the forums who invariably draws attention away from the subject of other people's threads and onto himself as an individual. This, honestly, isn't something I want to do. It screws things over for completely innocent posters who's stories and quests for self-improvement are just as valid as mine. Its selfish and wrong of me to tread on their turf.

Nevertheless, the biggest issue that I always thought I should be guarded against on the forums would be coming across as arrogant, narcissistic or self-obsessed and as such, the idea of starting a blog or thread of my own just felt like it would feed into that misconception (or at least, what I'd argue is a misconception). Hence why I've been putting it off. However, amid an equal mixture of people enthusiastically asking me to continue my story and others telling me to GTFO of the other threads, here we go.

For those of you that don't know me, I began the now fairly infamous 'Sexodus' thread bemoaning modern feminism, overestimated the available choice in mates for pretty much the entirety of womankind, as well as the fact that I sincerely thought that it wouldn't really be possible for me to chase women until I had a place of my own, an above-average salary and a flawless physique.

If you look back over the thread, you honestly will find that I never once expressed a shred of blame or resentment towards women as a whole, but of course, it was a pretty contentious topic to start off with and has pretty much set the tone for the kind of identity I've generated.

Anyway, in the end the thread gradually drifted away from the general political discussion about pay gaps and societal expectations of gender roles and suchlike and onto my romantic life, which despite having had plenty of opportunities for at least an average amount of sexual success (including being naked with several willing women on several occasions), was held back largely due to my persistent sexual failures and (most likely psychological) erectile dysfunction.

Anyway, with much to-ing and fro-ing I ended up deciding to get onto Tinder and see how well I could do, if nothing else just to conduct a fair experiment, enough to prove everyone wrong about how anyone but a wealthy Adonis could get a decent girlfriend these days.

Happily enough, in less than three months since being here, I've now moved on from that, got the beginnings of a solid relationship and satisfying sex life with a girl I really like, and more-or-less, achieved my goals in that area. (Although no-one did quite come back with any real evidence of the pay gap... )

Anway, all smug and annoying jokes aside, blogging helped me self-improve a hell of a lot; and there's absolutely no way any of that would have happened without the school of hard knocks that the swathe of TwoPlusTwo posters berating me provided me with. Happily enough I have been blessed with a very thick skin when it comes to criticism, however personal, online, and there's absolutely nothing anyone can say to me that's worse than what I've said to myself. (I'm even grateful for the people trying in vain to bully and victimise me, as they provided fascinating case studies of how otherwise quite reasonable people might well react to what I say, and in essence, great life lessons).

Nevertheless, the sexual issues were most certainly only the tip of the iceberg.

Evidence suggests that I'm a relatively intelligent guy. I went to a selective school, got into a Russell-group university despite my poor grades on the back of a diamond of an interview, and have generally been told that I'm articulate and well-written.

Whilst I realise that there's no way of that not coming off as a brag, I only really mean to quickly mention it as context for my situation now: living-with-parents, earning only 17k in a very low-level office job, very little direction in life and just generally, underachieving.

Much as they might say so, its pretty obvious to anyone observing that those telling me that my current lot in life is the ceiling of my abilities are just insulting me out of their own personal dislike for me.

So. If taking a bollocking (as we say in England) proved to help me turn things around in my lifes sexual arena, perhaps I could take it one step further and see if I could repeat the trick with my life, and particularly my career in general?

Who knows?

Lets get cracking and find out.

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Old 03-02-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

I approve of this thread. I didn't read the post but I like the thread nonetheless.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

Rasta,

Excellent. Now just ask a mod to move this over to the blog forum and we'll be all set!
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:01 PM   #4
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I have a feeling that Rasta might be meeting killa soon, lol.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:07 PM   #5
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Excellent. Now just ask a mod to move this over to the blog forum and we'll be all set!
I think I'll let you do that for me (Yes you will....oh yes-yes you will! )

I know that you dislike me personally and that you're frustrated by the fact that, contrary to what you hoped for and expected, I've actually generated a fair bit of a following. Rest assured, I know that on forum terms I'm a little bit of an upstart, and I do understand, but I still hope we can put our differences aside.

Feel free to respond with advice or criticism whenever you fancy. Everyone's welcome in this thread as far as I'm concerned. Especially people I don't see eye-to-eye with.

The internet, and in particular, TwoPlusTwo, gives you brutal honesty like no other medium and that's what I'm here for.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:15 PM   #6
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

There's a difference between developing a following and imposing yourself on everyone via epics written in every other OOT thread.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:21 PM   #7
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

Rasta,

WTF are you talking about?

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I know that you dislike me personally and that you're frustrated by the fact that, contrary to what you hoped for and expected, I've actually generated a fair bit of a following. Rest assured, I know that on forum terms I'm a little bit of an upstart, and I do understand, but I still hope we can put our differences aside.
I don't dislike you, nor do I have any differences with you. I don't care what happens to you, good or bad. I just don't want to see your tiresome blog posts spread across the whole forum, repeatedly derailing and disrupting threads with the same BS.

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The internet, and in particular, TwoPlusTwo, gives you brutal honesty like no other medium and that's what I'm here for.
OOT is not a blog. There's a forum here for that. Hopefully this thread will be moved there soon.
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There's a difference between developing a following and imposing yourself on everyone via epics written in every other OOT thread.
Absolutely sir, hence my starting this thread.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:24 PM   #9
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I don't dislike you, nor do I have any differences with you. I don't care what happens to you, good or bad.
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Your main problems are simply that you're lazy and not very smart.

I do feel sorry for all the terrible struggle you have to go through due to your tough circumstances. Hopefully your holiday in Brazil will be a well-deserved break from that.


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Hopefully this thread will be moved there soon.
Haha, yes I see you're on it with utmost haste! (I should add that I don't object )
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

Rasta,

What point were you trying to make there?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:27 PM   #11
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What point were you trying to make there?
El Diablo, what point do you think I was trying to make there?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:29 PM   #12
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Rasta,

I don't know, that's why I asked.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:32 PM   #13
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I don't know, that's why I asked.
Do you not think that telling someone that they're lazy and unintelligent (and lets say that both are entirely true), would regardless, generally be perceived as fairly rude, insensitive and unconstructive? or be indicative of a personal dislike that at least ventured beyond the sitting-on-the-fence/50-50 territory of indifference?
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #14
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

Rasta,

No. You posted on OOT asking for feedback. I gave feedback. That's all.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:37 PM   #15
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No. You posted on OOT asking for feedback. I gave feedback. That's all.
Right
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

Rasta,

"Your main problems are simply that you're lazy and not very smart."

That is some of the most helpful feedback you'll receive. Whether or not you choose to take advantage of it is up to you.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:43 PM   #17
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"Your main problems are simply that you're lazy and not very smart."

That is some of the most helpful feedback you'll receive. Whether or not you choose to take advantage of it is up to you.
Mhm

...and how ought one take such advice on board? What kind of positive, constructive, practical actions might one take on account of this advice?

Give me a few examples. I need a helping hand.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #18
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Rasta,

Work harder.

Understand that things will be harder for you to accomplish than you expect, because you are not nearly as smart as you think you are.

Just understanding that and calibrating your goals and expectations accordingly will help you get a more realistic grasp on your life.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:05 PM   #19
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So im shipping this to the blog forum, yeah?
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I think that's what's going on. Skimming through Rasta's posts itt lead me to believe he's on board with it.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:27 PM   #21
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Work harder.

Understand that things will be harder for you to accomplish than you expect, because you are not nearly as smart as you think you are.
I'd be happy to take this on board, but I'm afraid that I first need to know how smart you think that I think I am, as well as how smart you think that I actually am, before it has any meaning.

I'd also like you to provide evidence for why you think that it is so, otherwise its nothing more than an unconstructive insult.

I always considered myself a fairly humble person, even overly so, especially when people who know me in real life have told me to raise my expectations and ambitions. So why do you believe them and I to be mistaken?
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:28 PM   #22
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Re: The Rastamouse containment thread

Rasta began an "infamous" thread and you want to move this to the blog forum, cmon, he has followers in oot.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:39 PM   #23
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Rasta began an "infamous" thread and you want to move this to the blog forum, cmon, he has followers in oot.
I never read that AIDSy thread. Everything ive seen tho, everyone just bitches about him, so Im assuming this is a thread not many people want stuck in OOT.

I don't care either way, I'm just not informed enough to make a decision, so am trying to figure out what OOT wnats
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:45 PM   #24
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I'm not sure about the rest of OOT, but I want him to stay put in one thread.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:14 PM   #25
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Rasta, I'm happy for your recent IRL turnaround, but you should try to space out posts in OOT that you expect to receive any significant amount of attention. I mean everywhere -- not just in other people's threads. Iow, be somewhat invisible and post about yourself sparingly.

Questions I like to ask are "Is there a good chance this gets no responses at all?" and "Is there a good chance only the person I'm addressing replies to this?" and "Is this something that has nothing to do with me and can't become about me in any way?"

It might take a little bit of practice before you get the hang of it, but it's a good way to post 95% of the time imo.
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