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The History Kid

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  1. I dabbled a bit on response to this.  Like I had told you, I first glanced across this when I was at work - so now having a better chance to sit and look, I've muddied over this a bit.

    I'm going to echo a bit of what Terra said in that "most people having some kind of experience similar."  That is true.  Sometimes it's the happiest people you know, or the successful people you perceive that struggle with things the most.  We (being us as human beings) tend to put a lot of emphasis on "stuff."  We have a fascination with it.  Whether that's a nice car, a good job, a degree, a boy/girlfriend, experiences, things of obsession, things of possession...stuff.  What I don't ever consider stuff is family - you can't choose them, right?  While it's true, often times I've found that I had to source out a lot of who I was depending on to others.  Friends, and sometimes even co-workers.

    I'm very sorry to hear that your mother reacted in that way.  Whether there's a backstory or not, that's a painful reaction. 

    My bottom line here is this: you aren't alone with any of this.  You have a pretty decent group of misfits friends in those of us here though.  We're also tradable!

    But all joking aside - you might be surprised how much you aren't alone in your strife.  I know it's hard to see when you're down, but we're all kind of in this together.

    I got your six, battle buddy.

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  2. Reality is a fickle thing.  I'm not sure how other generations have reflected on their younger years (namely the Generation X crew).  I'm sure they probably have and did, but perhaps the reason it seems like the younger crew is more nostalgic is because we have platforms that we reminisce on.  We're more comfortable using them.  I'd hate to think that something happened to make us actually be so forlorn about our younger (tweens/teens) than other generations.  The shocking thing about that is none of us who are in positions to make the changes to go back actually do so.  All they do is drive forward ignoring the "no bridge ahead" signs. 

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  3. Characters are a driving point for most people, whether they know it or not.  I would venture to gather that a lot of fans will like series that are notoriously bad just because of a character's looks or mannerisms.  I'm not saying that's always the case, but it drives a lot of people.  Likewise, a character sets the tone for the series.  You can have a great story brought down by poor execution by the characters.  You can have great characters that can't shoulder the burden of a terrible story.  If I'm not caring about the characters and their growth, you don't have me.  

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Wedgy said:

    Why are these tours only 15 minutes? That seems so counterproductive if they make it a point to have you there to try to educate.

    It's not that they're always 15 minutes.  This tour just so happened to be.  The group was stuck on a strict schedule, and the planner...lets just say wasn't the greatest at planning.  Most of our engagements range from 45 to 90 minutes (we do have plans for 30 minutes too).  It just didn't work out that way this time.  The group was late - which didn't help either.

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