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NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Does anyone feel the whole Ice Bucket Challenge is getting a bit out of control? I just wish it was done with. To me it's getting to the point that I may end up being Nominated but the thing is I don't want to do it, no disrespect to the charity but I would rather not do it especially when I don't have the tech equipment or insanity to try it out.

Not to mention some people did get seriously hurt and one person died from it.
 

jonno394

Za Warudo
@Grav you can just donate to charity instead, that was the original thing, the Ice Challenge was like the forfeit for not donating initially.

Fed up of seeing my FB timeline full of people doing it tbh, it was ok at first when it was a few celebrities but now everyone is doing it!
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
britguy said:
@Grav you can just donate to charity instead, that was the original thing, the Ice Challenge was like the forfeit for not donating initially.

Fed up of seeing my FB timeline full of people doing it tbh, it was ok at first when it was a few celebrities but now everyone is doing it!

Just did some research, apparently you have to donate $100 if you don't participate. Seriously? (facepalm) Sounds like Blackmail if it's the right term to describe it.

Not to mention I don't have that much to donate, not for another month (rest were occupied for pre-orders/soon to be paid or spent already).

Also, what about folks who don't have the money and get nominated but don't want to participate for their own reasons? How are they going to handle the situation?

UPDATE - I don't mean to offend anyone about this, it's just my thoughts on the whole thing. I get the fact that this viral campaign has helped ALS with a ton of donations (about $70 million so far) but I'm a wimp and I'm afraid that I would be shunned upon by everyone if I don't participate on the whole thing.

FIXED - Turns out it's way higher than I thought.
 

jonno394

Za Warudo
Don't have the money, don't want to do the challenge then don't. You're not being forced to do anything, and people aren't gonna picket your house if you do neither.

That's what I hate about these trends, especially social media ones. It gets to a point where people feel like they HAVE to do something and have to join in otherwise they're doing something wrong or being selfish.
 

AntAce

Student Council President
I'm quite sure the likes of Bill Gates et al have donated more than enough money to cover the 'costs' of everyone on this board, so I wouldn't worry about it, Norm. :wink:
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Agreed, if you don't want to do it then you don't have to. It's just peer pressure; donate to causes you want to donate to.

I'm lucky as not only have I never been nominated but none of my friends or family members are doing it either, so the insanity of the wider world has yet to reach as far as my cosy little pocket of the Internet ^^;

R
 

PandoraHane

Vampire Ninja
I wouldn't worry about it NormanicGrav. I was nominated and I simply put up a status saying thank you for the nomination and that I would be donating £5. I then said others should donate a little too, challenge or not, since it was simply a good cause. No one has said anything mean to me and it's been fine :)
 

Y-San

Shinki
After a couple of days of trying and failing, I think I've finally managed to overcome my desire to binge on food. That said, I'm a little scared of tomorrow and everything after, which feels like more than I'm capable of handling by myself but I guess I just have to take things one step at a time and hopefully ease back into a healthy routine as a result. Things can't get better if I don't move forward but the further I go, the greater the distance I can fall again, which again, makes me feel a little nervous.

What really helped though, was finally going to see a doctor. He suggested anti-depressants might help, so that's a possibility in the near future. I'm not sure how to feel about needing pills to make myself feel better but it feels like a preferable alternative to my current mood.

On a more thoughtful note, I've felt like I could always relate to the thematic aspects of Puzzle (Biffy Clyro) but only today did I feel like I could really appreciate the significance of the lyrics, especially in 'As the dust dances'. The compulsion to eat really overwhelmed my life, as if it was the beginning and end of everything, even if it was only a symptom of a bigger problem. But the problem with the album is that things get better in the end, things begin to work out in a way, which is great and all but I'm not sure if/when I'll be able to boast the same. I guess I just have to think positive...

Sorry, this is pretty unrelated to the previous topic, I know.
 

PandoraHane

Vampire Ninja
I was staying over at my best friend's house the other day and I just thought how much I'm going to miss her! She's leaving for Aberdeen in September and I think I'm going to just break down. I really love her to bits.
I'm supposed to be trying to put together a portfolio to try to apply to the second year of the painting course next year so I can be with her. I missed out on the whole UCAS process this year because that's when my depression came to light and I suffered really badly around that time. I wish I hadn't missed out :( it's really hard to be left in limbo right now. It's just a year I guess.
 

Y-San

Shinki
PandoraHane said:
I was staying over at my best friend's house the other day and I just thought how much I'm going to miss her! She's leaving for Aberdeen in September and I think I'm going to just break down. I really love her to bits.
I'm supposed to be trying to put together a portfolio to try to apply to the second year of the painting course next year so I can be with her. I missed out on the whole UCAS process this year because that's when my depression came to light and I suffered really badly around that time. I wish I hadn't missed out :( it's really hard to be left in limbo right now. It's just a year I guess.
If you still have time to stick a portfolio together then do it. There's definitely nothing worse than being stuck in limbo for a year, though should it come to that, then think of it as an opportunity to try something you otherwise wouldn't have. Take on a large scale project or maybe volunteer abroad or even travel. If you've ever considered traveling then now is perhaps the time to do it, when you have the freedom and the tenacity to try things that you might err away from in your later years.
 

Baggie_Saiyan

Thousand Master
Ikr.
I still remember West Brom beating Newcastle on that wet dreary new years day, then afterward watching the crapile that was Gravity. Man, this year has flown!
 

-Danielle-

Death Scythe
The Ice Bucket Challenge is for attention seekers. Based ony my FB of course. It's like the new "no make up selfie". Yeah you'll show your face or a video of yourself but you won't donate a penny! Eugh >.<

TGIF! three day weekend courtesy of working the bank hol just gone, it's my day in lieu. Should get about £120 for working that bank hol. Mmmmmm double pay.
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
I actually had a rage about the Ice Bucket Challenge on facebook a couple days back. I think the issue i had was that, the general UK populous probably know it better as Motoneuron disease rather than ALS, so a lot of them won't have a clue what it's for. And the other problem is, noone ever points out in their videos where to donate (alsa and the macmillan cancer research). Annoys me. If you're going to take part, mention where to donate and donate yourself! blahhhh.


Anyways, day off today. time to work on getting outta here. Finally starting to find a few jobs i can jump into after finishing my course. It's nice seeing things finally open up for me.
 

Yakumo

Student Council President
We had our national championships this weekend. I walked away with a bronze medal in K1 Full Contact fighting. Although for some reason waking up since then has become something of a chore...
 
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