An interview with... tesla-weapon
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tesla-weapon only joined the forums a month or so ago, and has already risen to Frequent Scribe status! This month tesla-weapon has received the second highest amount of high-fives which we think is a super awesome feat. tesla-weapon is great at both responding to threads as well as staring some, including this awesome game! tesla-weapon is a great community member, often using the report inappropriate content button when they notice content that shouldn't be here... great job t-w!
So lets get to know... tesla-weapon
RO: How long have you been using the forums?
I guess only for a month, I just seem to post a lot. I don't work or study, so I have a lot of time on my hands.
How did you first hear about ReachOut.com?
I was just searching for mental health support groups. Its been really hard to find a group that I could go to, to talk about the issues I have, share them with other people, and get some support. So every now and again I will start googling, and this time I found the ReachOut forum. At first I thought it was for anyone with a mental illness, and then I noticed after posting that it was for people aged between 14 and 25. I'm a little older than 25 (not by much) and wondered if I would still be able to join in, and apparently that is fine!
What's your favourite forum thread?
I guess it would probably have to be the poem thread that someone started. I really like writing poetry. I don't read a lot of poetry though, although I have read the ones here in RO. I like poetry, because sometimes you can say things out loud, that you might not otherwise say, and you can say them better, simpler, clearer.
What's your favourite sub-form (e.g. Games, Hang Out, Everyday life stuff, etc)?
You mentioned in a forum post a little while back that you think it's boring to be normal. What's one thing that's unique about you?
What's your favourite way to treat yourself?
I'm not sure that I do this. I tend to avoid anything that would require a break! My life is one big long holiday! Doctors orders! But I guess the special things in my life, is when I go out and spend precious spending money. If I save up for a few weeks, I can go to a gig, have a few pints, and get a bit loose. I saw Beasts of Bourbon and Iggy and the Stooges earlier this year, so that was pretty special.
Seen any good movies or tv shows lately?
I'm about to finish season 4 of Battlestar Gallactica, which is becoming a drag. (It started out so well!) And I also just watched the entire first part of Full Metal Alchemist, which was great, and I loved it, and I will have to wait until those brilliant Japanese people finish their current story!
What's your favourite song at the moment?
This is a song from 1986, and it needs a bit of a story. D-Boon and Mike Watt met when they were kids, and D-Boon's mum wanted them to play guitar so that her son wouldn't be out on the streets. She told Mike Watt that he would play bass. They formed a revolutionary little known band called the Minutemen and they released a vinyl in 1980. They played stuff that no-one had ever heard before, and live they were even better. They changed tack a little from being hard and fast, to being more jazz rock. It is brilliant. Unfortunately D-Boon died in a car crash, and Ed Crawford said he wanted to start up the Minutemen again. Mike Watt was a huge Ed Crawford fan, but said that the Minutemen was D-Boon's thing. And then fIREHOSE were born. Way more alternative before there was an alternative, and rivals any band you would hear today.
What's your favourite inspiring/celebrity/movie quote and why?
- "No! There is no try! Do. Or do not." Yoda from Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back
- "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring
- "This is Africa." Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Blood Diamond
Re: An interview with... tesla-weapon
I enjoy reading your posts which always have some great insight or display of care.
Hope to see you around more often!
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