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#144928 - 03/11/07 01:20 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: reality2k4]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Hi, Andy. I'm glad you found the MS site. It's well moderated, so I don't think you'll find the same experience you had at AOL. The mods do a great job of staying on top of things here.

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#144929 - 03/11/07 01:23 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: reality2k4]
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Registered: 10/28/06
Posts: 363
Loc: Georgia
Hi, Andy \:\)

Welome. There are a lot of great posts to read here and a lot of great people. I'm glad you found your way here. By the way, do you still have the cool glasses ?

Ketih


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#144939 - 03/11/07 02:52 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: KeithR]
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Originally Posted By: KeithR

By the way, do you still have the cool glasses ?
Ketih


Oh I wish I did. Sadly, when I was a kid, while walking over a brige, I looked over the edge towards the water -- with them on --- and they fell into the river. Never saw them again. lol.

Can't believe I remember that. lol.

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#144941 - 03/11/07 03:04 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: AndyJB2005]
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Hi andy, I'm a noob too. So we are both most likely getting the same impression of this incredibly supportive site.

I have a question. Why do people have avatars of them as children?.

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#144944 - 03/11/07 03:07 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: jamie']
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Not sure, but I like it actually. Gives a face to what I write, I think.

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#144947 - 03/11/07 03:18 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: AndyJB2005]
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jamie',

I posted my pic as an avatar because it shows a little of who I was when young. I also did it because others did, and I wanted fit in a bit more.

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#144954 - 03/11/07 04:20 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: jamie']
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Originally Posted By: jamie'
I have a question. Why do people have avatars of them as children?.


Hi Jamie',

The MS site went to a new version of software a few months ago, and the old software only allowed stock avatars before that. A couple of years ago, MS created an Images forum on the Members side and we started some threads there where we could post pictures from our childhood. I found it to be probably the most empowering thing in my experience here at MS. Seeing the photos of others, realizing what they were going through -- it really brought a new dimension to things here.

When we went to the new software, we were able to create avatars ourselves, so several members started putting their childhood photo in. To me, to be able to read their words and see the face of the child who expereinced what they are writing about, it is just a different kind of connection. The pic I choose for my avatar is one that was taken shortly before the sexual abuse began. I like the picture because I consider it to be the last days of innocense for me.

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#144955 - 03/11/07 04:24 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: EGL]
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"Seeing the photos of others, realizing what they were going through"

That makes alot of sense. Good idea. If i was able to i'd do the same.

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#144958 - 03/11/07 04:38 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: jamie']
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 293
Loc: California
Welcome Jamie!

Unfortunately for me I do not have any pictures of me from childhood. I ditched my savage family at 14 and ran away from home. One day that horrible woman who bore me will pass away and I will most likely get a pic then. Until then, my avatar is a roller coaster!

See you around online!

-philobat


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#144959 - 03/11/07 04:39 PM Re: Hi I'm new. [Re: jamie']
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Registered: 11/14/06
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Wow, Eddie -- I didn't realize it was that deep and meaningful when I put my picture up. But I really like your explanation. It's really touching to me.

I just picked a picture that I liked personally, but now that I think of it that way, it still works out. My picture was about when my abuse ended.

Funny how that worked out. After the storm, but before the big wave. Or maybe the eye of the hurricane is better. Hmm.



Edited by AndyJB2005 (03/11/07 04:41 PM)
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