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  #520 New April 3rd, 2019 11:52 PM
In spite of the somewhat humorous title, this is a deadly serious matter.

When someone is angry, confrontational, or speaks to you with a lot of energy, and says something like "I'd like to see you try.", what are they telling you?

That's right. They're telling you NOT TO DO IT.

It's a dare. It's a warning. It's a threat without being a threat.

If you're from anywhere other than the US, UK, Canada, or even Ireland where English is spoken with great understanding of some universal idioms, then this does not apply to you. You know it. And even if you don't, you'll learn and understand the context of what's being said to you.

But apparently if you're from say India, you don't know this.

I lost my car.
I lost my house.
I lost my coin collection I started when I lost my first baby teeth.
I lost a number of other things because of someone's extreme ignorance.

But, I'm still here, typing away.
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#9 April 16th, 2019 05:17 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
And that's on top of someone wanting me to produce "an heir", and take up the reigns of "company leadership", for which I have absolutely NO INTEREST. "The COMPANY" can go down the toilet, and all the people associated with it, for all I care.
#8 April 16th, 2019 05:16 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
And that's on top of not being able to pursue my goals as I saw fit, an irrational fear of games from cards to War in the Pacific, and my biological father's idiotic scheme to have me raised here in the US, thanks to his good friend HK.
#7 April 16th, 2019 05:14 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
That's on top of being maneuvered into a career I didn't want, is gamed so you can't make the films you want, and perpetually being denied privacy and violations of privacy laws.
#6 April 15th, 2019 08:32 PM
Blue Ghost Says:
And that's on top of the all the previous 30+ years of my gaming being sabotaged and otherwise screwed with because the family thinks gaming is an evil tool a-la the D&D scare I posted about.
#5 April 10th, 2019 06:26 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
I'll also add that I could barely write. Between harassment online, at work, and elsewhere, and a lot of people trying to separate me from the things I love and grew up with, it's a miracle I cranked out anything. I squarely blame this on my mother Farrah, and I don't care what anybody thinks of that. She's a big classical music fan, and has a particular love for the classic Russian composers, but ask any artist, any painter, any writer, any poet, any sculptor how'd they like it if someone kept badgering them for 14 years. It feels like it's almost done with almost. I still can't game with anyone online other than service personnel, so we'll see.
#4 April 7th, 2019 08:40 PM
Blue Ghost Says:
Additionally someone tried putting links to some very illegal websites on my popups. All the Indian or Punjabi accented "Windows Support" scam calls. All the times I was harassed on the road. I filed two complaints with the FBI's IC3 website, which crimped some of it. So, whatever.
#3 April 7th, 2019 08:37 PM
Blue Ghost Says:
I'll also add that that's on top of all of the hacked online games I was in, all the allies dropping or deliberately making my life miserable. All the people at all the gaming conventions I went to aver the last couple of years, and how the staff seemed to know I was there, along with some guest speekers. Truly hell on earth, and I'll expose it to the American public.
#2 April 7th, 2019 02:55 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
Well, this DFIB got whim of how I said "I'd like to see you try and separate me from the things I love." Meaning Traveller, Star Trek, gaming, the Giants, whatever. And this DFIB actually thought that's what I wanted, and effing hounded me for fourteen years. So, for anyone who reads my blog what do you think of that? And no matter how many times I called the police, no matter how many times I called the effing DOJ, these people were convinced they were doing me good, when in fact I nearly did myself in because of this DFIB's stupidity. I really don't want a response from anyone, but imagine you had parents with infinite wealth, and their solution to make you right was to abuse you some more.
#1 April 5th, 2019 04:45 PM
Good on ya for perseverance!

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