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 Post subject: Dante.
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 20:57 
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Hello. I'm Michael and I live near London.

My main hobbies are thinking about stuff, writing and trying to establish a grip on reality. I also read and go on the internet sometimes.

I found theofftopic the hard way. Part of the time I was dragged here and the rest of the way I was pushed. I chose the name Dante because it seemed to fit perfectly. It's a long story and I'm not quite sure how it ends or started, or much of what happened in between. That's it for now, I don't know much else.


Question: What the hell am I doing here?


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 21:08 
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this is pretty suss. i'm not sure whether to welcome you or not. show me a sign that you're not who supposedly lead you here... either way she trolled the real dante to the badest.

so maybewelcome

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 21:36 
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You know I'm him.

It's ok that you're trying to get a reaction from me though. It's nice to feel wanted.


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 21:42 
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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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Why am I so protective?


Lately it's felt like there have been a lot of people testing me and questioning my motives for why I felt compelled to get involved in the life of someone I didn't even know and maybe shouldn't have cared about. Here's why.

It's not a sob story, more like bittersweet, and it started when I was 7 or 8 years old.

Early one Sunday morning my brother was hungry and went to get some food. He's a little younger than me and as kids, the small age gap made quite a difference.

He decided he wanted some grilled chicken, and seeing no harm in it I let him do it instead of doing it for him.

Ten or fifteen minutes later it needed turning over. I knew that there was a chance of him getting hurt now that the grill was hot and, being his big brother I said I'd do it for him. When I got to the kitchen and looked under the grill, I saw that instead of putting the food on a tray and sliding it under the grill, he'd put it in a dish and poured oil over it. At the time I thought it was quite funny because I could see the logic in his thinking. I doubt he'd ever cooked anything before so I could understand the mistake.

I was probably still laughing when I pulled the grill tray out to turn the chicken over, but stopped when, as it always did, the grill tray tilted down slightly.

As it tilted, I knew what was about to happen and could almost feel the smooth porcelain dish slide effortlessly off the the stainless steel mesh before hitting my chest and splashing the sizzling oil over me. I don't know if i was lucky or not that I had my dressing gown on and nothing covering my chest.

I was in agony. It was a level of physical pain that I've never felt at any other time in my life, and hope never to again. I was fortunate that I was near the sink, and started to pour and splash as much cold water on me as possible. I remember my brother screaming and running to wake my parents. I remember having to tell them to calm down, just to earn myself a few extra seconds of tipping cold water on my chest before they dragged me to the car for the hospital. It was only because they panicked, but they made a mistake by taking me to the hospital too soon instead of allowing me enough time to prevent the oil from burning me more. I remember thinking that even under the circumstances, and even at that young age I was usually going to end up being the only one who knew what to do, if anyone, in most cases.

When I came back from the hospital later that day I remember sitting on a chair in the middle of the room with people looking at me in pity. I didn't need it though, because I'd realized something that they hadn't. My brother was quite a bit shorter than me at the time. Given the height difference between us, and considering the height of the grill, things could have turned out so much worse. My brother stood at about chest height to me. If he'd been there instead of me it wouldn't have been his chest that burnt, but his face.

I never expected appreciation and I don't know if anyone else in my family has ever even considered how much worse it could've been. But I could see from the way he looked at me that my brother realized, and it was the most important thing I'd ever done. I know he needed me. There is no doubt.

There haven't been many other situations where I felt that I had to do something to protect someone just because I thought they needed me to. But there have been enough. I hope it's not something I have to do again.



I chose the name Dante in reference to the Divine Comedy. It's a story of a man's journey through the realms of the dead, from hell, through purgatory and how he earns his place in heaven. Dante is the name of both the writer, and the man whose journey is written. When I first started writing this an hour ago I thought I'd somehow descended further into hell. Now I'm not sure.

I'm here for the right reasons. I wouldn't be here otherwise.

I don't believe in God, I never have. But I know someone who makes me feel like one, and I'll always love her for it. I leave wondering if I'm ever going to speak to her again. The one conversation we had where I really felt I was talking to her was a long time ago.

If she won't even talk to me, I've got no reason to be here.


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 00:58 
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dude. you take yourself way to seriously to fit in here. how old are you?
and this girl who makes you feel like a god. who is she? and if she won't talk to you you've got no reason to be here? that's just making us think, even more so than before, that you're emma pretending to be dante.

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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and this girl who makes you feel like a god. who is she? and if she won't talk to you you've got no reason to be here? that's just making us think, even more so than before, that you're emma pretending to be dante.

dudebro, you read that whole thing? Fgt.

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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skipped to the end bruh. (maybe) :ugh:

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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Yeah now I think about it, that was pretty pathetic. Thanks for being honest guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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oi so how old are you. i'm picking quite young considering. other than writing, what are you interested in? who is this girl who lead you here?
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If she won't even talk to me, I've got no reason to be here.

uhhh whuuut? :ugh:

i'd like to think you're not another emma. you have benefit of the doubt for now but we will soon see.

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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What in the fuck?


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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So obviously Emma.


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 09:53 
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cannot be bothered to read all that shit. I dont like people who waste my time

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 10:13 
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I read it and I liked it.
Its sooo sad that every time we have a new member we think its her.

Welcome Dante.

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 12:18 
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Hello Dante
I'm the one you met in tinychat! Everyone here thinks that everyone else is some girl named Emma. Stick around and don't let the trolls run you off... Don't let them win at their trolling game!

FIGHT!


FIGHT!


FIGHT!



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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 13:43 
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Thanks for your advice. I'm not here to play silly games. I've got better things to do. My biggest mistake was being too focused on what I wanted, to consider what I could offer.

There aren't many more things left that I can do, so I'll just do them.


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 15:47 
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Dante wrote:
Thanks for your advice. I'm not here to play silly games. I've got better things to do. My biggest mistake was being too focused on what I wanted, to consider what I could offer.

There aren't many more things left that I can do, so I'll just do them.

That was deep!


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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That was deep!


Thanks. I just got lucky though.

I decided that to cheer us all up I'm going to spam NSFW with gay porn. It's a little silly but I think some of you will enjoy it.

It's Christmas, though, and I've got things to do so it might have to wait a few days. If I'm going to do it, I'll do it properly and it could take a while to get that much gay porn together. Consider it a little Christmas gift from me to you.

I love you all so much.


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damn. i had such high hopes

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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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Oh I was so looking forward to it but I wouldn't want to let anyone down, so I've decided not to.

I've got too much to do at the moment anyway, with it being Christmas and everything. I'm looking forward to catching up with some friends I haven't heard from lately and so much to do!


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damn. i had such high hopes


I hate to say I.....


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Master wrote:
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damn. i had such high hopes


I hate to say I.....


i just thought that maybe, ya know...we would actually have a real member :(

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BayouGirl wrote:
Master wrote:
BayouGirl wrote:
damn. i had such high hopes


I hate to say I.....


i just thought that maybe, ya know...we would actually have a real member :(


Nope, and it's worth mentioning that Emma's really really hot, and has an I.Q of 127.


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 Post subject: Re: Dante.
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This would be so much easier if you just said what you meant.

Why does it always seem like we're talking in riddles? I mean, what's the big deal?

My internet's not working so I can't get any gay porn at the moment anyway. So there won't be any. Sorry to disappoint.


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Master wrote:
BayouGirl wrote:
Master wrote:
BayouGirl wrote:
damn. i had such high hopes


I hate to say I.....


i just thought that maybe, ya know...we would actually have a real member :(


Nope, and it's worth mentioning that Emma's really really hot, and has an I.Q of 127.


dun dun dun... :ugh:

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