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  • musickitten101musickitten101 TokyoPosts: 481 ✭✭✭
    Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    You seem to want to awake this thread from its sleep every now and then. :) Hi!
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  • musickitten101musickitten101 TokyoPosts: 481 ✭✭✭
    oh noes, is this thread dying? :(
  • anemicCatanemicCat Posts: 39
    It definitely seems like it
    -Milly
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  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    Maybe there's some new nerdfighters who'll find it now that it's been bumped again. One can at least hope...
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Like me! Hello. I've thought about posting here before but it always seemed to be inactive whenever I happened to re-stumble upon it. So. Here I am now.
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
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  • anemicCatanemicCat Posts: 39
    @Kiar Hi, and welcome! if you have anything you'd like to discuss or questions to ask let us know, we could use the help staying active
    -Milly
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  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haha, I've got nothing in particular, just thought I'd drop by. Hopefully this will be a nicer environment for chatting than the LGBT coffeeshop social I sometimes attend. The whole group stands outside and smokes the entire time. I'd like to get to know more LGBT folks in my area, but I'd rather not be breathing in their second-hand smoke for two hours... /:
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • anemicCatanemicCat Posts: 39
    @Kiar that's cool too :) yeah, for the most part this has been an open environment its just a matter of actually being active. That's a bummer :/ hopefully there are other organizations or groups in your area you could possibly go to that would be more inclusive
    -Milly
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  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unfortunately this seems to be the only regularly scheduled LGBT meet up in the area, apart from youth groups. I've heard there's a gay bar where people casually hang out, but I have never really been a bar person and feel I would have no idea how to socialize once I actually got there, haha. Still, it remains an option d:
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    @Kiar I guess it's not so simple that you could just ask for a meetup with less smoking? I understand why you aren't too fond of it... I always dislike when people socialise and smoke at the same time, like: should I stand here alone and make myself more or less left out of the group, or should I be with them and risk cancer instead? Cancer or outcast? Nice choice to get...
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I mean, yeah, nothing's stopping me from asking them to not smoke, but I feel like that's kind of rude, especially coming from someone who's new to the group. In fact it might hurt feelings and just serve to alienate me more; the reason the meetup is held outside the coffeeshop is to accommodate the smokers, afterall. But I agree, it's not a great choice to be stuck between.
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    Yeah, it'd probably be hard to do without hurting feelings...
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Indeed. It's a little interesting to think (with regards to smoking, at least,) that it's socially acceptable to put other people's health at risk, but not socially acceptable to ask them to stop doing so. Of course, this could just be more striking to me since I recently moved from a place where smoking in public was illegal, so perhaps I notice it more than I would have otherwise. Since this is the cultural norm here, should I adjust to it?

    Haha, sorry, I realize I've taken this thread a bit off topic.
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    That's very interesting and weird indeed... Sometimes I can solve the problem with talking to smokers by jokingly move over to the windside so that the smoke blows away from me, because most smokers are aware that not everyone like smoke and won't be upset about it unless you try to change their behaviour. And as long as you don't seem to have any strong feelings about it (hence my joking way of doing it), they usually don't feel insulted. (Admittedly, I'm mostly doing this to a very close friend of mine and not so many others.)

    I don't think we need to worry about how on or off topic we are. This seems to partly be a place to talk seriously about LGBT+ issues, but also partly a place where you can just talk with nice people :)
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • anemicCatanemicCat Posts: 39
    @Kiar One thing you could do would be to suggest that part of the meeting be spent smoking, and part of the meeting be spent inside the coffee shop, but yeah the joking approach seems like a good idea, though it could be nerve wracking still since you don't know these people that well

    @Gara_the_engineer I agree, i don't think it matters how on or off topic we are because 1. we are talking about an lgbt+ group here and 2. i'd like to think this thread can also just be a safe space for us in the community to talk whether or not its always about lgbt+ issues
    -Milly
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  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So how would you jokingly or lightheartedly ask to move part of it inside? I'm just not sure how I would word that.
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • DannoDanno IowaPosts: 103 ✭✭
    been a bit since there's been any discussion here... though that's true all over the forum.
    anyway i'm Danno or just Dan (NEVER Daniel or Danny.) i'm predominately male identified and mostly attracted to predominately feminine/female type people. bleh, labels.
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    Greetings, Danno, and welcome to the almost-forgotten club! :)
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • DannoDanno IowaPosts: 103 ✭✭
    happens. and thanks
  • musickitten101musickitten101 TokyoPosts: 481 ✭✭✭
    Hello... (i almost forgot this place existed. havent been here in ages...)
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    Hi *waves awkwardly*
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • BriRose23BriRose23 MarylandPosts: 1,586 ✭✭✭
    Are we trying to bring this place back to life? If so, what has everyone been up to lately?

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  • DannoDanno IowaPosts: 103 ✭✭
    i don't know about 'trying'
    also, i don't know if i count for this anyway, cause i'm new to the conversation... and pretty new to the forums, but just living life
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    @BriRose23 I don't know if we are, but I like to keep it on the first page at least so that new LGBT+ers in the forum might find this place and hopefully feel welcome.
    I'm currently working at a nuclear power plant in their electric department, but only for a few weeks more. Then I'll go back to working at sea (which is where I belong). I have also tried to live a life for a brief period (living close to the nuclear power plant also means living close to one of my friends, which is rare for me). I don't really know how to handle it, but I still like it.
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
  • BriRose23BriRose23 MarylandPosts: 1,586 ✭✭✭
    I'm glad to see some activity in this thread. It used to be quite active! I'd love to see some more conversations started here!

    @Danno , of course you count!

    @Gara_the_engineer , I think it would be great to have continuous conversation here, that way new members have something to jump into!
    That all sounds pretty interesting! What will you be doing at sea?

    As for me, I've recently graduated college, and am taking a year off before applying to graduate school.

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  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @BriRose23 Oh, that sounds nice. I jumped right into a job after graduation, and worked there for a year and a half. I just left it two weeks ago as I got a job offer at a new company starting next month. I got to say, I've really been loving the time off! Do you have any plans for your year off?
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • Gara_the_engineerGara_the_engineer In a log house at the edge of the forestPosts: 616 ✭✭✭
    @BriRose23 I'm a merchant marine engineer, which means that I take care of all of the machineries onboard. I'm working as third engineer, and on this ship I work on, it means I'm the watchkeeping engineer who's on duty 12 hours a day and then my colleague take over. It's a pretty varying job.

    @Kiar what have you been working with and what will your new job be?

    @Danno how do you like it here so far?
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  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Posts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm an aerospace engineer, so I've been working on aircraft (simulation and modeling) and I will be about to start working on missiles, doing the same. What I really want to be working on is human spaceflight and exploration, so I'm hoping that in another couple years I can switch to working on rockets and spacecraft. So missiles should be close, and give me some good experience so I can hopefully get my foot in the door on a project that I'm actually excited about.
    "A ship is always safer at the shore, but that is not what it is built for."
    My writing project
  • BriRose23BriRose23 MarylandPosts: 1,586 ✭✭✭
    @Kiar I'll need a more advanced degree before I can consider working in my field as my current degree is mostly useless for a job. I'd love to just sit around and read, but i'll most likely get a temporary job until I go back to school. Right now, I don't have any big plans though.
    I'm a pretty big space geek myself. That's most likely thanks to my dad working at NASA. But I took an astronomy/astrophysics course in my undergrad and absolutely loved it. Good luck at your new job and I hope you're able to move into the spaceflight field. It's very cool.

    @Gara_the_engineer 12 hour work days sound awful to me. Is it very demanding work?

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