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#229101 - 06/05/08 09:20 AM pictures
Justintime Offline


Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 50
how come alot of you have pictures of yourselfs as kids on here? doesnt it bother you to look at them?


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#229107 - 06/05/08 10:03 AM Re: pictures [Re: Justintime]
tazrad Offline
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Registered: 04/22/08
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#229113 - 06/05/08 10:18 AM Re: pictures [Re: tazrad]
Justintime Offline


Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 50
ok thanks i didnt mean anything by asking i just cant look at my own. other ones dont bother me at all and i figured there was a reason like that behind it i just wasnt sure. im not going to bring it up again \:\)


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#229114 - 06/05/08 10:19 AM Re: pictures [Re: Justintime]
Jarrad Offline
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Registered: 10/27/06
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Loc: arizona
if you don't "want to bring it up again" you can always repond to those posts as well. Make it the "motherload" thread. haha


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#229116 - 06/05/08 10:32 AM Re: pictures [Re: Jarrad]
Justintime Offline


Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 50
no thank you i dont want to get in the middle of anything like that \:\) i avoid conflict at all cost


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#229118 - 06/05/08 11:02 AM Re: pictures [Re: Justintime]
AndyJB2005 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 1245
Loc: Saint Paul, Minnesota
It didn't use to disturb me to have my kid picture up here, but lately it has. So I changed it! ((((Thomas)))

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#229119 - 06/05/08 11:23 AM Re: pictures [Re: AndyJB2005]
Hauser Offline
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Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 2962
Loc: United States
My avatar is a constant reminder to me that, who I am now, I was never meant to be. This kid in this avatar would be someone TOTALLY different today, had he been left alone. So, I guess, in a way, it's honoring the child that I once was, and the man I should have been. Does that make sense?


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#229120 - 06/05/08 11:30 AM Re: pictures [Re: Hauser]
Justintime Offline


Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 50
yes


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#229138 - 06/05/08 01:34 PM Re: pictures [Re: Justintime]
Still Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6514
Loc: Terminus
To answer your question, yeah, it hurts a ton to see
other's childhood pictures on here. They seem as current as today's NY Times. The fact that 10-40 years have past since the picture was taken...irrelevant.... I know the boy is still with us.


I use to use my 8 yo picture as my avatar. Now I use pics that relect how I feel.

(((Thomas The Train)))

Don't try to hug mine...he bites and kicks.

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#229141 - 06/05/08 01:42 PM Re: pictures [Re: Still]
Justintime Offline


Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 50
thanks


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#229142 - 06/05/08 01:48 PM Re: pictures [Re: Justintime]
Hauser Offline
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Registered: 11/12/05
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"bites and kicks"?

That sounds like a feral child that was left totally alone to be raised by himself.


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#229143 - 06/05/08 01:54 PM Re: pictures [Re: Hauser]
Still Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6514
Loc: Terminus
yeah...dont it!?!

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#229157 - 06/05/08 05:08 PM Re: pictures [Re: Still]
dannym Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
I'm so glad you were on good behavior when we met... although the spitting and hissing were distracting \:\)

your hippy friend from Boulder.... ommmmmm

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#229159 - 06/05/08 05:28 PM Re: pictures [Re: dannym]
DanM Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 540
Loc: So. California
Justintime,

I use to feel the same way about looking at my picture both as an adult and a child. But then after talking to a few members on here and looking at others pictures, I decided to do it and posted my picture.

At first, I had a difficult time connecting/relating to the young me, but in time we became reacquainted with each other and are now good friends.

I would recommend you consider doing the same thing...it is part of the healing and growing experience. I learned not to hate myself as much as I did in the past and also to see how little I was when it happened. There was no way a young innocent child of that age could have known or prevented what happened.

I hope you are able to look at your pictures in the near future.

Dan


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#229651 - 06/08/08 05:07 AM Re: pictures [Re: Justintime]
bejer Offline
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Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 6
Loc: TX
Wow! i can't believe this it's like you guys are in my head. I can't look at pic's of me as a boy. I feel like cussing and vomiting at the same time. Is that to weird? God, I wish I could be normal if I could only figure out what that was?

Bejer


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#229673 - 06/08/08 08:34 AM Re: pictures [Re: bejer]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Justintime,

I don't have a childhood avatar for one simple reason. Alan (Hauser) gave me my roadrunner and John (walkingsouth) animated it. \:\) I just love it.

Those childhood pics, in whatever form, are very important. They are a vivid reminder of our innocence and defenselessness and challenge us to acknowledge those facts. But they also confront us with feelings from boyhood that we may not have processed or "owned" yet. I wonder if that's why you cannot deal with your own pics yet. That is, they threaten to flood you with feelings that you have stuffed back for years.

Just a thought.

Much love,
Larry

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As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#230049 - 06/10/08 08:46 AM Re: pictures [Re: roadrunner]
Justintime Offline


Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 50
yes I understand what you're saying and that probably is why i can't look at mine because I dont like who is looking back at me. thanks.


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