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22527 No. 22527 [Edit]
Do you think you might be cursed in some form or another? If so, in what way?
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>> No. 22529 [Edit]
I've got two. I call em the time bomb and the equivalent exchange.
Time bomb; No matter what I do or say or how nice I am to people, they always get stick of me and break all contact, generally within a month and the longest things ever last is three months. The few people I've known for a good length of time are very distant. I don't much like people in the first place, but this makes it completely impossible for me to ever have real friends, let alone lovers, and I'll forever be alone as a result.

Equivalent exchange; I can't be too happy or have things going too well for me, because if I do life will fuck me over soon enough in an amount equal to or greater than how good everything was. They wont let me starve and suffer, but they wont let me be happy. I'm forever forced to remain in a neutral purgatory like state, or pay the price if things improve.
>> No. 22536 [Edit]
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Sort of, I've made peace with my curse.

I've never fit in anywhere. At best I imitate people without feeling like I belong. Like I'm a government agent infiltrating a group of commies with some left leanings. I get some of what they're on about but still find the whole thing a bit ridiculous. Everything they talk about seems so overblown but I just blend in like a chameleon. Because the nail that stands up gets hammered down.

It certainly doesn't help I learned "people skills" in hopes of escaping my condition. They help me blend into society a bit more but come with the cost of making people seem robotic, including myself. And just how infantile people are. If you're ever in a room full of normies with a news report on TV watch as they begin emoting like children, spouting exactly the reaction the producer wanted to induce. Like coaching a child. Once you know what to look for you can't stop seeing it. Or just watch how closely people follow bullshit rules. They expect a bolt of lightning from heaven will strike them down if they misbehave.

It used to bother me a lot but I don't care anymore. After a life like this you get used to it. So you've just gotta quit telling yourself you're sad about it. And laugh like a madman, detached from it all.
>> No. 22572 [Edit]
Haha, I did that too, the learning human behaviour thing.
I never did look people in the eye when they spoke, so I tried really hard to but then I questioned which eye? I can't look into both at the same time; the middle of the brow? but that's not the eye and they probably think I'm weird for looking at their brow. So I just went back to looking away.

I haven't noticed your observations of people, maybe because we live in different cultures, but I did notice that normies have such collectivist fashion sense.
>> No. 22590 [Edit]
I think so, but I'm not entirely sure.

Maybe I'm just making a big thing out of my awful luck. My luck does get pretty awful at times, though.
>> No. 22607 [Edit]
>they probably think I'm weird for looking at their brow
Unless you're really up close with someone, I doubt they'd notice.
>> No. 22638 [Edit]
I'm not sure how I missed this post, but I also don't know what to look at when talking to someone. I sometimes just let my eyes scan their face, but I sometimes just can't do it and look around to avoid looking at one eye for too long. I try not to look at anybody for too long because looking at people trying to converse with me sort of makes me a bit nervous. I don't like it when people look at me, though, so that could also be a big part of it.

I'm a huge train wreck of a person.
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>>22529 (this was my post)

You know, this really makes me wonder why I even bother with anything if I know bad things are going to happen if/when sometimes good happens.
Whelp, the equivalent exchange curse strikes again. I went to the zoo the day after my birthday and didn't have a bad time, sort of enjoyed myself in fact. Get home and ironically find a couple of my fish I've had for years (three years in the case of one) had died. Buried em that same night.
This sort of thing keeps happening but I keep forgetting about it. I really should have expected 'something' to happen but let my guard down. I guess officially becoming a wizard the other day wasn't bad enough for the powers that be.
At least I got this cute fennec while I was there.
>> No. 23566 [Edit]
I think you're reading too much into a coincidence. Fish are the most common pets to die because of how fragile they are. Even pet insects tend to have a better survival rate. Plus,I bet they were part of a group of fish and didn't even have their own names (nor were you able to identify them independently unless each was of a different species and/or have very distinctive features, like a particularly longer fin).
>I guess officially becoming a wizard the other day wasn't bad enough for the powers that be.
Wizardom is a choice, not matter how disgusting, degrading and humiliating the alternative might be, just saying.
>At least I got this cute fennec while I was there.
It's very cute indeed. Looks so soft and fluffy.
>> No. 23572 [Edit]
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Maybe I am, and I probably seem like I'm making a bigger deal of it than the situation warrants. To be clear, it's far from the end of the world. Three years is however nothing to sneeze at I think.
>Plus,I bet they were part of a group of fish and didn't even have their own names
This is true. The fish that died was identifiable due to it's size, but I never gave it an actual name. When I got it and it's partner I named the other which died the day after. Never decided on a name for this one and never bothered because of what happened with the other.

>I think you're reading too much into a coincidence
That's not where it ends.
See, I've been checking in on animal crossing daily for a while now mostly to see what items are being bought at a double price in the shop. These can be any two items from hundreds of possible in game items and variants. I've stock piled every fruit in the game while waiting and hoping to see one of them get listed. There's so many items in the game that I've only seen apples once and oranges twice in the months of checking in daily, So getting it to land on what you want is a real fat chance. With that in mind, not only did it land on "goldfish" the day mine died, it was one of the items the following day too.
>> No. 23573 [Edit]
I’ve been told by a few different people that I’m unusually unlucky, but I wouldn’t know for sure, since I don’t know any other way. I started to suspect a curse or mild haunting of some sort for my luck and other strange reasons, but it could just be karma, which I use to justify all this stuff to myself.

I’ve done things that hurt people, so I feel it’s only natural that things come back around to hurt me.
>> No. 23575 [Edit]
Synchronicity can be a pretty interesting thing. I actually made a list a few years back cataloging them for a few months. I'm not exactly sure what to make of it. Sure, some are coincidences easily enough but some border on the uncanny.
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Whenever my life is JUST about to get better in one way or another, I purposefully fuck it up at the last moment.
>get an offer for a great job - reject it to become a neet
>about to move to my dream city - cancel ticket at the last moment
>flirting with cute girl, she seems interested in me - tell her something really fucking cringy and she walks off

>misuse the quote function >talk about my 3dpd gf hunt >get banned from a forum i dont belong on
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beautiful ban
>> No. 23589 [Edit]
i also deal with self sabotage like that. it's never intentional, it's almost as if it's willed by some subconscious desire to punish myself
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