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Anyone else find the girl in the Wendy's ads a little creepy?

Like, in the most recent ad she's cheering up a kid who just lost a little league game. Dad is there, but if I was him and some random grown stranger just appeared and inserts themselves into a conversation I was having with my son addressing him directly, I'd be more than a little...concerned, to say the least. And what exactly was she doing hanging around a little league game anyways?

And then later, after dad and son went a got some Wendy's and they're in a whole other location, she's still following them from a distance.

Weird.
 

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Alright, here's a question for anyone.

When I watch something - be it an older television episode or a movie - I tend to get extremely impatient come the middle of it. As a result, I sometimes google the media being watched and read the plot. While I don't feel like this really detracts from my watching experience, friends find this habit somewhat terrible.

What's wrong with enjoying something mostly because of the characters? IE: I watch House for...House. The structure is formulaic enough and eventually, I'd rather just know what non-Lupus ailment is the culprit.

So am I the only one who succumbs to this urge? Or has the urge period? :doh:
I will do this if the movie is boring me. If I'm into it, I don't want spoilers.
 

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Anyone else find the girl in the Wendy's ads a little creepy?

Like, in the most recent ad she's cheering up a kid who just lost a little league game. Dad is there, but if I was him and some random grown stranger just appeared and inserts themselves into a conversation I was having with my son addressing him directly, I'd be more than a little...concerned, to say the least. And what exactly was she doing hanging around a little league game anyways?

And then later, after dad and son went a got some Wendy's and they're in a whole other location, she's still following them from a distance.

Weird.
Yah, I thought that one was a little off, too.
 

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Cross-posting from the crushes thread... 'cause that's the way I want it....

I’ve been on Dims exactly one year today! :bounce:
I believe this permits me to get just a little cumbaya on you all. So, bear with me.....you know, just this once :p I thought I’d make a little crush list of people that have been on my mind lately, say a little something to them/about them and add a song that makes me think of their amazingness whenever I hear it.

PS: You guys know how much awesomesaucery goes on here and I’m only human, so if you’re not on this list, I prrrrobably still think you’re fantastic.


Spiritangel-Amanda: You remind me of everything that’s important in life and you are one beautiful specimen of woman. This is an Afrikaans song, but it’s sung by another lovely Amanda and I think of you every time I hear it. (I did take a crack at translating it; the English is in the description box.) [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djI-8Wv9QGA"]Slippers Van Satyn – Amanda Strydom[/ame]

Amaranthine-Amanda: You’re the personification of that famous quote by Marianne Williamson. You have such an empowering and liberating presence. I am one among many on here that have benefited from it. What You Want – Evanescence

Dark Lady: Ravishingly beautiful in mind, body and spirit. I’ve learned a lot from having the pleasure of seeing you be so unapologetically true to yourself. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebT_aWqidKA"]Precious Dark – Inidica [/ame]

Sassy: I bow to your astonishing wit, sir. And I love that you use your superpowers for good. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lG2zPKo9e4"]Angel Of Music – Phantom Of The Opera[/ame]

Hozay: I want what you’re having. Your love of life, music and all things awesome is so freakin’ contagious. Lucky us. Your compliments are also really amazing and sincere, and have meant a lot to me. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHP-Io31fvs"]Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts[/ame] (Personally, I really love this version)

Surly: Well, you’re Canadian, so there’s that. You’ve just been so lovely and kind to me from day one and instantly made me feel like a part of this community. I love how real you are. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3bVwmOnLbk"]Haunted By Love – Dominique Fricot[/ame] (You introduced me to this song and I’m haunted by your awesomeness every time it comes up on my mp3 player)

Tad: The voice of reason; and also a Canadian. I always find myself wanting to know what your take on a particular discussion is. Your posts and messages are always ridiculously logical, wise and encouraging, and you will never ever get a TL;DR from me. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwHWqZmAB00"]Idioteque – Radiohead, as covered by Vienna Teng[/ame]

I’m a better OD because of all of you. Not even kidding.

THANK YOU, DIMS :wubu:
 

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Darn it, repper is empty again! (seems that way more often than not when I point it your way, Odffa).

And has it really only been a year? You seem like one of those people who have been around for ages--and I mean that in the very best way. You are just good people to be around :)
 

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Despite being notified it was coming up I wasted my 420th post.



Which....is pretty apropos come to think of it. :)
 

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Dark Lady: Ravishingly beautiful in mind, body and spirit. I’ve learned a lot from having the pleasure of seeing you be so unapologetically true to yourself. Precious Dark – Inidica
Thank you muchly, sweet lady! :wubu: I'm very fond of your presence on this site as well, as you already know by now, lol. By the way, the music I hear playing whenever I read your posts is usually the Swan Lake theme, which is odd because I didn't know your name until fairly recently.
 

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People are awesome :happy:

I feel like I’ve been here for ages too. And I mean that in the very best way ;)

Moving this brilliantly addictive thread right along, I’m curious to know what people think... I find myself a bit torn on the issue of the Dims ‘categories.’ I mean, categories exist primarily to be practical and helpful, I would imagine. And they are.

I’m really glad there’s a BHM/FFA board, an FA/FFA board and I think it’s great that there’s a BBW board, etc. At the same time though, I find it a pity that these dividers become divides that tend to make us either so afraid/comfortable/single-minded that we can easily miss out on some rather wonderful mingling.

E.g.... I realised the other day that I’ve never visited or posted in the GLBTQ board and asked myself why. It’s certainly not due to lack of interest, prejudice or fear of association with that board. If it were, fair enough. But I realised that it was more because of a very, very subtle sense that I had no business there. I’m not talking about feeling unwelcome or even intimidated at all. I just mean that, because the category exists, it would feel the tiniest bit unnatural at first for me to ‘poke my nose around there’ as a heterosexual female.

Thing is, it wouldn’t really be unnatural in the least. I’m a human being. I’m interested in sexuality and the nature of attraction. I’m interested to know what people’s general likes, dislikes and experiences are and how they compare with my own. And, after all, I would honestly be pretty chuffed if a non-[F]FA poked their nose around ‘our’ board in the spirit of learning, sharing and contributing.

Thoughts? Opinions? Experiences?

*....visits GLBTQ board....*
 

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I definitely know what you mean! I typically visit most of the boards just to look around, but I rarely go on the BBW board. Even though there are interesting threads to read, it just doesn't seem like a place I should post, as I don't really fit the category. Oddly, most boards seem to have their their particular crowds. Like the Lounge and Hyde Park, even though there's really no descriptor restrictions.

That being said, I think some of the sub-forums could certainly use some more traffic/a greater variety of posters. The GLBTQ forum, especially. It's been pretty dead for awhile, and some other people posting and asking questions might liven it up a little!
 

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I browse most of the main forums. I mainly post in the Lounge, the Main forum, Hyde Park and here. Mostly I post when I have something to say and feel like saying it. Even though I visit the BBW board, the GLBTQ board, the Fashion board, etc, I rarely have something worth saying in those areas.
 

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I have to second what Dromond posted. I too browse most of the other boards, but generally only post in a couple of them when I have something I think might add to a discussion or is a topic that I either have an interest or knowledge in whatever is being discussed.
 

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I used to be more shy about which boards I visited, but then I found the 'new posts' button. Now I normally just hit that, and go read any interesting looking post that isn't on the paysite board.

I do try not to post on the BBW board, what with not being a BBW and it being a protected space (although occasionally I'll respond to a post without remembering to check which board it was actually on), and I'm far more apt to read on the GLBQT board than post there, because while I support and sympathize I have no real experience in that area so most of the time I figure it is better to hold my fingers.

I do like how the BHM/FFA board kind of has everything rolled into one board, however--it makes for a nice community!
 

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I tend to check these boards in order every time I come online:
- Main
- 20s something Lounge
- FA/FFA
- BBW
- BHM/FFA
- Sexuality
- Weight board/weight gain sub board

I have checked out just about every board on this site though! As my posts in the past probably show! I just love hearing different people's opinions and such. The only thing that makes me sad is how quickly things go from a debate or discussion with people sharing their opinions to people attacking others and just being plain rude. To be honest, because of that I have started to feel less safe and welcome here on Dims and have been losing my internet in it, which is sad because I feel at home here.
 

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So many awesome people roaming allll around Dims :happy: I'm getting into more of a Dims-is-my-oyster mentality now too!

I hear you, Loopy. I always say I love discussion......don't care toooo much for debate. For me the difference in connotation between those words is; when you are 'discussing' something you are sharing ideas - freely communicating your own and being open to hearing and understanding others' as best you can. What you do with your ideas after the fact, whether they remain unchanged or not, is your own business.

'Debating,' for me, has the connotation of wanting to convince - wanting your own ideas to be heard and taken on board, sometimes at unnecessary costs. While this kind of communication has its place, I guess, I personally find the other kind much more enjoyable and beneficial. :) I'm sure some people would tell me "no, dear, I think you're mistaking debate for argument." Could very well be. Not always easy to tell the difference ;)
 

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Just by the way, if anyone starts with "no, dear," and they are not an elderly relative, I think you entirely allowed to let their head have an argument with any handy large blunt object (or at the very least to imagine it, while you ignore what they are say) ;-)

And yah, come for the eye-candy or acceptance, stay for the discussions!
 

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I hear you, Loopy. I always say I love discussion......don't care toooo much for debate. For me the difference in connotation between those words is; when you are 'discussing' something you are sharing ideas - freely communicating your own and being open to hearing and understanding others' as best you can. What you do with your ideas after the fact, whether they remain unchanged or not, is your own business.

'Debating,' for me, has the connotation of wanting to convince - wanting your own ideas to be heard and taken on board, sometimes at unnecessary costs. While this kind of communication has its place, I guess, I personally find the other kind much more enjoyable and beneficial. :) I'm sure some people would tell me "no, dear, I think you're mistaking debate for argument." Could very well be. Not always easy to tell the difference ;)
That is a really good point and one that I haven't put much thought into to be honest. I guess the problem I have is that I like playing devil's advocate sometimes and I like stating when my opinion is different from another person's but that has nothing to do with wanting them to agree with me. I do sometimes desire that people will accept my opinion is a valid one in addition to their own but I don't want people to think like me. The way that I see it, the world is full of people and everybody is a little bit different and it is these differences that make us who we are and that is why people are interesting. I want to understand more about why people think things but I get the feeling I rub people up the wrong way with that because I tend to get people turn all annoyed and bitchy on me. ^^;
 

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I guess the problem I have is that I like playing devil's advocate sometimes and I like stating when my opinion is different from another person's but that has nothing to do with wanting them to agree with me. ....... I want to understand more about why people think things but I get the feeling I rub people up the wrong way with that because I tend to get people turn all annoyed and bitchy on me. ^^;
IMO, with practice one can get better at making it clear that this opposing viewpoint is not meant in an attacking or slighting way. Online, it never hurts to be painfully explicit about why you are putting things that way, or to include lots of disclaimers, or to put it all as questions rather than statements (also, the questions pretty much invite a reply :D ). Emoticons can help too.

Basically, this sort of thing always runs the risk of annoying people, but on line people can't see you making cute, non-threatening, faces that clearly show you are not trying to antagonize, so you kind of have to layer on thick the alternative ways of expressing that.

At least, that has been my experience. Your mileage may vary. No warranty express or implied. Use at your own risk..... :p

And at that, have you ever been writing up a response, and thought to yourself, no matter how I phrase this, this is just going to get taken the wrong way....maybe it is better to not post this one?
 

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IMO, with practice one can get better at making it clear that this opposing viewpoint is not meant in an attacking or slighting way. Online, it never hurts to be painfully explicit about why you are putting things that way, or to include lots of disclaimers, or to put it all as questions rather than statements (also, the questions pretty much invite a reply :D ). Emoticons can help too.

Basically, this sort of thing always runs the risk of annoying people, but on line people can't see you making cute, non-threatening, faces that clearly show you are not trying to antagonize, so you kind of have to layer on thick the alternative ways of expressing that.

At least, that has been my experience. Your mileage may vary. No warranty express or implied. Use at your own risk..... :p

And at that, have you ever been writing up a response, and thought to yourself, no matter how I phrase this, this is just going to get taken the wrong way....maybe it is better to not post this one?
Thank you for the advice and I think you are right! I guess I am just used to talking to people in real life and being understood easily so I forget that there are so many cues missing online, you know?

I have indeed had that moment where I've realised something is going to come out wrong and thought that it is best just to say something funny (well, funny to me at least, that is hugely subjective!) and leave it at that. I tend to leave a while between seeing a post and replying as well just so that I'm not getting over excited and passionate in my responses! I enjoy myself too much and I think that comes off completely wrong!
 

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Given that I'm still relatively new here, I've stuck to only a few boards:

-BHM/FFA:)smitten:)
-Lounge
-20's
 
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