Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 08:17

Since when is a thread title irrelevant? It may be helpful under a prescribed/medical situation but it's not the same as lighting a joint of your own accord smoking whatever kind of pot it is you Can buy on the street. Do you want people using recreational drugs as self medication thinking they are helping themselves when they could be making themselves feel worse?

Marijuana has been linked to schizophrenia and it is a fact that it can worsen symptoms.

Yes if someone is going to tell people (especially someone they know has anxiety problems) that marijuana can be helpful for depression/anxiety then I think they are an idiot.

EDIT: it would be more responsible to say "medical marijuana" to avoid the assumption of them meaning to just pack a bowl.

LOL.. Dude, relax, I'm not trying to fight with you - I'm trying to provide info to someone who asked about marijuana being used for a medical health issue. You dismissed the whole thing with broad condemnation (ie. "whoever said this is an idiot"). I think this is faulty logic and am showing that it is being used as legit medical treatment for this particular condition.

You will also notice that I clearly stated that the strain genetics and THC % is key when looking at treating a specific health condition in my original post. Did I say go buy some unknown shit from a street dealer and find an easy cure? No. Did I say "pack a bowl" or was I not clear that I was talking about medical marijuana in my post? Aside from the screen shots from a medical clinic, how many times did I need to say "medical" for it to be clear and 'responsible'? More than the 3 times I did? Come on. Don't put words in my mouth. Good grief.

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 07:14

Thank you, DD for your input. Big Hugs flower

You're welcome. :)

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 07:09

The thread is called "Recreational drugs". I was referring to it in that capacity and I wasn't referring to a controlled, medical marijuana.

Your statement/advice was "Whoever told you it's helpful for depression/anxiety is an idiot ."

That statement is clearly wrong. She was asking about marijuana as it relates to a specific health issue (not recreational fun) so the thread title is irrelevant. I just hate misinformation on this topic.

Topic Recreational Drugs
Posted 25 Jun 2017 06:36

Whoever told you it's helpful for depression/anxiety is an idiot. Especially stay away from rec drugs if you are on any type of mental health/anxiety medications.

Wrong info. Where I live (Canada), it can indeed be medically prescribed for depression and anxiety. Medically supervised treatment plans and legally grown. The key is knowing strains and THC% if you're treating for a specific condition.


From a well established, state-of-the-art chronic pain medical marijuana clinic:

Their eligibility drop-down menu does include depression:

Sample strain from a licensed provider:

Topic Insects are totally cool but butterflies will fuck you up
Posted 23 Jun 2017 02:53

I just discovered a new species.

I think I will call it "Dancing Doll's Nightmare,"

Chorus pupa somnum exteri

Evil. My fingers can't scroll fast enough to get this off my screen!


Topic Happy birthday to the one and only Liz!!
Posted 21 Jun 2017 09:36

Happy Birthday to the magical Crimson C.!

Hope you have a sweet one, Liz! :)

Topic Awesome Award 6/2/17: BrownCoffee
Posted 04 Jun 2017 15:29

The girl can write and she's a fantastic person as well. The kind you want to have a java with and BFF it up, or enjoy an evening of serious vodka and stilettos. Love her! She's definitely one to watch. Congrats! :)

Topic What was your High School Mascot?
Posted 01 Jun 2017 09:44


Topic Dancing Doll's 'Hard Candy' has reached 500,000 views! Half-Million!
Posted 01 Jun 2017 04:09

Oh wow... thanks, everyone! I almost never check numbers, but yeah... now that you mention it, this is indeed pretty sweet!

Interestingly, Hard Candy was written and posted in around 3 days - one of my shortest turnaround times. It was, however, started (first paragraph or two) and shelved for about a year before I returned to it. Sometimes there are hidden gems in the 'maybe' pile.

Thanks again for making it popular!

And, of course, lollies for everyone... :)

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 29 May 2017 13:45

I watched Van Sant's The Sea of Trees over the weekend on a rainy afternoon. It has so many unanimously horrible reviews, I never really thought much of watching it, but I really enjoyed it. It's a quiet film, and aside from the key setting in the suicide forest, it could almost be a stage play. I thought the actors did a really quality job with the heavy material they were given and ok, maybe it was a little emotionally manipulative, but I totally enjoyed having my emotions fucked with. Melancholic candy.

Topic Gutted, RIP Chris Cornell
Posted 18 May 2017 15:13

I'm still so sad about this. Was listening to all his music today. Black Hole Sun was the first song I ever danced to with a boy - that memory is imprinted forever - youth and nostalgia and ugh... So tragic to lose one of the good ones. So much creativity and artistry lends itself to darkness, and sometimes it just keeps you. RIP.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Passion" Poetry Competition
Posted 09 May 2017 13:42

Congratulations to Avrgblkgrl, Liz, Sprite, as well as the top 10 and really everyone that entered to honour Alan's spirit and love of poetry!

Topic Pussy smell
Posted 28 Apr 2017 08:47

She may have Bacterial Vaginosis, which is an overgrowth of bacteria, and very common - the smell gets worse post-sex, so that might be why you're both noticing it. She can go to her doctor to get a prescription gel to treat it, or try her luck with one of the over the counter products like CanesBalance. .

If it's not this and something more random, she can maybe try a ph-balance wash like Vagisil and/or eat more probiotics.

Topic Awesome Award 4/17/17: HeraTeleia
Posted 17 Apr 2017 19:09

Well deserved! Big congrats on the Awesome Award! 3601

Topic Moderator of the Month, for March
Posted 17 Apr 2017 19:06

Well done! Congrats, Sassy! 3601

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 05 Apr 2017 19:04

That hella bugged me... Forget about how silly it is for a damn cat to know who to kill... What about all the gunfire? Sneeze around a cat and they freak.

I read this 'serious' comment on Youtube arguing that Shiva would know who to attack based on 'scent'. That since people from both Hilltop and Alexandria visited Ezekiel in The Kingdom, they would carry the 'scent' of their respective camps and all the randoms would smell the same, so Shiva was going after the people that smelled 'unfamiliar' during the battle and saw them as the bad guys. This would be some highly evolved tiger radar. I think the audience really needed that 'feel good' scene after the oppression and depression of the season, and Shiva delivered. I will be crushed when they kill off that sexy CGI cat.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 05 Apr 2017 18:04

I like how carl became a full fledged badass in the finale. I can totally see him leading a group now even at his age. By the time he's 25 he'll be king shit.

Scott Gimple said he wants to keep the series going for hopefully 20 years.

By then Carl and Enid will be a power couple leading whatever group exists by then, along with adult Judith and Glenn Jr. Kind of crazy to imagine if they can pull it off and stay successful.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 05 Apr 2017 17:53

Saw this earlier making the rounds.. lol

Ezekiel prepares Shiva for battle:

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 05 Apr 2017 17:30

My only nagging thought during the time with Rick, Negan and Carl, was, where was Judith? Would Rick have acted differently if it was Judith's life he was threatening? Glad I don't need to think about that for too long.

Judith is still at Hilltop, probably with some elderly babysitter type that couldn't go to fight. We see her there with Maggie and Enid just before Maggie decides to rally the troops.

I don't think Rick would have acted differently if it was Judith. I think he knows this is bigger than any one person, even his own loved ones. Michonne helped him see that earlier when they were on their supply run when they talked about possibly losing each other and how they had to be accepting of that and willing to go on.

I think it's an interesting contrast to Negan's outlook. He's not motivated by relationships - he's only motivated by resources and what's good for himself. Losing anyone from his group would be irrelevant - they're just there to fulfill a purpose, even his wives. He even chuckles when Sasha sheds tears at the idea that anyone else has to die and asks if those tears are for real. He doesn't get it. I think that's the overall story theme this season and the reason Rick tells him he's 'already dead' - as Maggie's final speech says - it's about the people and the relationships and they fight for each other. That's what maintains their humanity.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 05 Apr 2017 17:21

I think Eugene's only redemption arc for the group would be if he's tasked to make bullets for the 'All Out War' and ends up making them blanks instead (or maybe 80% blanks). Of course, he'd have to sacrifice himself or get out of the Sanctuary before the first major battle, but it would be the noble thing to do. I can't imagine making real bullets that you knew were meant for your friends (really, his family) - the same people that saved your ass over and over again from the beginning of the apocalypse. I'm hoping Sasha's final "I believe in you" speech will have him do the right thing.

And yes, Maggie's speech really gets you in the feels. Tears shed.

Topic Her Royal Awesomeness Award
Posted 04 Apr 2017 09:17

Many years ago, Rachel blazed onto Lush with liquid red hot (brilliant!) stories, confidence and genuine kindness. On the social scene, she quickly became someone to look up to, while still managing to emerge as a real champion of the underdog. If you didn't already know her, you wanted to.

She's a quirky blend of 'can't look away' Oakland edge, whimsical Disney Princess, and she has a playful inner kitty vibe capable of just the right kind of bite. Pretty much a total original. I think this partly explains her fantastic ability to write quality stories that span a dizzying array of styles and voices - that mind is crisp!

Her devotion to the site and its betterment is complete and yeah - royally awesome. She's fully deserving of the accolades, and I'm grateful to call her a friend. Love you, girl! xx

Topic Paris or Hollywood?
Posted 03 Apr 2017 04:59

How about Havana, Cuba during the high life, pre-Castro, Tropicana, American mobsters, gambling, burlesque, sex clubs and brothels, rum and cigars.

"Havana's Tropicana cabaret has been the last word in near-carnal excess for more than 60 years, most famously during the iron-fisted rule of Fulgencio Batista, who seized power in Cuba in 1933 and presided over one of the most blood-soaked and corrupt, yet frighteningly successful, regimes of the century. Bankrolled by the U.S. government, supported by an army of thugs and torturers, and aided by American mobster Meyer Lansky, Batista built an island of fantasy dedicated to the seven deadly sins."

But... of the two you mentioned, I voted Hollywood, purely because of the genre. I think it might be a little more fun to play with, but maybe that depends on the style of story you're planning.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 03 Apr 2017 04:28

I've been critical of this season, especially the first half, but I thought they really did a nice job of building momentum to the finale, especially the last couple of episodes leading up. The only flaws I found were errors in characters thinking (eg. Rick trusting the Heapsters with barely a sentence exchanged between them and the Fam robbery of Oceanside, which made them only moderately better than Negan).

The finale was really strong, and it was possibly the best season finale I can remember. It had the tension, plot pacing and heart. Both Sasha and Maggie pull in all the emotional accountability, even in the midst of the action. And it was fun to see Shiva enjoy her snacks. Everything (all the communities) have come together and it feels like there are rich possibilities for next season.

Sasha went out like a boss. Great (worthy) episode for her character.

Here's the final fight scene (spoilers). So much happened, it's worth a second watch.

Topic Awesome Award 3/16/17: Dirty Martini
Posted 17 Mar 2017 05:01

This was beautifully written, Rachel.

Topic DirtyMartini.. Alan... Did he pass away?
Posted 14 Mar 2017 15:46

OMG. My eyes skipped across this thread and I was convinced I must have been reading this wrong. This is so shocking. I had no idea he was ill. He was always so kind and friendly and helped me get some of my writing seen and reviewed, always eager to pass on news of potential writing opportunities. He was also a tireless champion of fighting against plagiarism and helping writers protect their work.

There are no words. What a lovely human being and talented author. He will always be remembered fondly.

Topic Awesome Award 3/13/17: MostPreciousLittle
Posted 14 Mar 2017 02:50

Congratulations, Margot, and thank you for your generous and kind spirit! 3601

Topic Announcing the Winners of our, "On the Road" Story Competition
Posted 13 Mar 2017 16:43

Congratulations to Puddleduck, WannabeWordsmith and Littleduchess, as well as the rest of the top ten. There were some really great stories in this comp. The winning story was total writing genius.

Topic Lana Del Ray
Posted 10 Mar 2017 17:33

Such a great cinematic video. I'm really looking forward to the new album.

Topic Does gel nail polish increase the risk of skin cancer in the long run?
Posted 03 Mar 2017 04:50

Theoretically, yes. UV and LED lamps both emit UVA light/radiation (4 x stronger than the natural sun). It's higher intensity for a shorter amount of time to cure the polish.

It can cause premature ageing and potentially skin cancer in the same way that tanning salons and outdoor-tanning-by-sun can cause the same.

You can help limit this by putting SPF-50 plus sunscreen on the hands prior to this (though you'll have to work with your manicurist to ensure it isn't washed off during the manicure) or she can help put it on for you without it touching your nails. I've heard of some places that use fingerless gloves.

Personally, I wouldn't be overly concerned about it if you're not doing it on the regular, and assuming you aren't super sensitive to UV light/sun. But yeah... technically, the theoretical risk is there. I don't use them.

There are several 'gel-style' polish lines that don't require the lamps that are pretty good and give similar effect/durability. Not exactly the same, but comparable.

Topic Awesome Award 2/27/17: Rumpleforeskin
Posted 27 Feb 2017 13:45

Excellent nomination and decision. Rump is a kind, warm-hearted, talented yet humble man who offers some of the best constructive feedback for writers who really want to improve their skills and grow. He's a huge asset to the site and a really awesome human being! Congrats!