There be dragons..........

@p1kef1sh (45640)
April 22, 2009 6:29am CST
Today I went on a little journey. Someone who has obviously been here for a while responded to one of my discussions. So after replying I went on a little journey to their profile. Do you do that? This person is big in the politico/religious boards. Not much liked by some and clearly amuses many others. I generally avoid those places as they seem to attract folk who are so far up their own ar$es to not be funny. However, it was a useful reminder to me that even here there's an awful lot of bigotry and intolerance mostly based on flawed ideology going on. Do you ever have a peek at posters profiles? Have they ever taken you to a part of myLot that you don't much frequent.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Oh yes, dragons are fun. Do you know that many are just misunderstood. They have to keep up the fearless, dangerous image for the legends etc but the older ones would be perfectly happy with a nice cave to settle in with their treasure bed and just dream of all their past glories. OOps there I am getting of the track again, like I always do, I often look at people's profiles to try and learn bit more about them. I am particularly interested in the discussions they have started. I find that is often the best way to learn a bit about their mind, their way of thinking. If I find that they only start discussions about money making websites I sigh in despair and go back to searching for buried treasure. Hmm or is that dragon lair treasure?
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Apr 09
Oh yes. The money makers. All roads lead to their referral plans. Yawn..... LOL. Of course many are misunderstood. Poor dears.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
I rarely dig deeply through other people's profiles anymore. All I generally do is have a cursory glance over someone's profile when they mak a friend request and every now and then I'll go and browse through existing friend's profiles to see if they've started anything new lately. (I don't use the email notifications to keep track) But even in these instances, I'll rarely go past the first page of any section, so stumbling across something overly new to me is rare in that sense. We sure do have all walks of life on here and that's certainly no surprise! Personally I'm not someone who participates a lot in politics, but I'll head on into Religion once in a while. There are many occasions when I really do wish to step on up and ask WTF??? but after careful consideration, usually come to the conclusion that it would be a pointless exercise. I'm just going to end up frustrated and pissed off, so why bother? They can be interesting threads to watch at times though! I find it especially intriguing how so many people can be right yet completely evasive all at the same time! Who knows, maybe one day I'll decide I've had enough of mylot and will wade on in to all of it!
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• Australia
22 Apr 09
I'll hold your horses and take notes. Lash
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Beautiful! We have a dual-commitment in place for future outbound mayhem up our sleeves if it ever comes to this; AND we have someone to hold the horses and take notes! All we need now is someone to take care of the media.....
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• Australia
22 Apr 09
That's what the notes are for, but perhaps someone to take the photos would be good. Lash
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Apr 09
Last night I ventured into Profile Land and left a picture of myself on James72's profile, of me in the shower. I don't think he's found it yet......LOL He's in for a big surprise. He thinks I'm a girl! ROFL
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
WTF??? Thank goodness I have that other discussion concernng female anatomy to bring about the balance! I do like the water in it though. Makes me wanna go swimming! Yep, thanks for that sparky. The funny thing is that this is EXACTLY hpw I pictured you'd be! (And I still thought you were a woman too)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
22 Apr 09
Well it's what I see reflected in the water when I get in the shower! ROFL
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Apr 09
It's the panda screwathon that worries me. Just why is Sparky lying in anti-freeze anyway?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
I dont often look at profiles lately!! i have been MISSING IN ACTION.. but HI P1KE! hehe. here i am again. like the cat in the song.. i always come back ;) When i do check profiles, i dont usually follow the pathways into the unknown.. for me .. ignorance is bliss.. mylot is a happy place.. no one ever gets punished for things out of their own control, and no one ever says bad things about another mylot user.... do they ? wait.. dont tell me! i dont wanna know.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Apr 09
You just stay on planet Sissy. Everyone's happy and there's cookies and lemonade. LOL. Best place off Earth to be. Can I join you please.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
sure anytime, just remember to take off your negative nelly hat (if you happen to be wearing one) before you step through the doorway!!
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• United States
24 Apr 09
Hey Sissy! Poke, poke!!
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@csrobins (1125)
• United States
23 Apr 09
That would be a fun thing to do. I love learning about different subcultures and beliefs and different types of people. Plus you can tell a lot about a person by the types of posts and discussion they respond to. I feel like I’m being a stalker but it’s great. It kind of scares me though that someone could do the same with me
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 09
I am often surprised by how many people look at my profile. I wonder what they learn!
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• Canada
16 May 09
HA! I'm stalking you, sweetie. They will learn that you are a kind, sweet, gentle, loving pervert, that is the most loved mylotter there is. Pikey is my hero! XXXXX
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Awww.... I was hoping it was a discussion on dragons. The people your talking about shouldn't be associated with dragons. Dragons are an equal opportunity destroyer! The answer to both your questions is yes, I they probably regretted it.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Apr 09
Now dragons would be a good discussion. I'll give it some thought.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
I was thinking it was about the book Here There Be Dragons by James A Owen!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
23 Apr 09
i do try to go to different places and find interesting ideas. Politics and religion are ones I often avoid I am a bigot about bigots and so just avoid them, they seem to crop up in those two categories.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 09
Exactly. That's where you'll find them. On my last day here though I might just say what I really think in those places! LOL.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
23 Apr 09
'Even here'? The very nature of myLot, that it allows you to fire off your thoughts and opinions with perfect anonymity, makes it the perfect place for those who are so inclined to bigotry and intolerance to show their true colours. I generally only look at other posters' profiles when I'm deciding whether they're the sort of person I'm interested in having as a friend or not. Occassionally I'll take a peek if something someone says surprises me. I find it best to avoid the boards where I'm likely to get riled be people's opinions though. I come to myLot to relax, not to get cross!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Apr 09
That's exactly it. I want to have fun. If I wanted to I could find all the grief anyone could possibly want without leaving my bed! LOL.
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@Lee_Rites (845)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I do frequently check out other users' profiles for many reasons. I look at my friends profiles just to see if they've started any discussions that I find interesting or if they've commented on other discussions that I find interesting. If someone who I am unfamiliar with posts something that I find interesting I will check out their profile to get a feel for them and possibly send a friend request. I also check out someone's profile if I am not sure if they were joking in one of their posts. Seeing what they post gives a little insight into their thoughts and lets me know where they are coming from.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Apr 09
Absolutely. Especially your final sentence.
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@MichaelJay (1100)
23 Apr 09
Ah, the art of living dangerously. There are some places you really shouldn't go without a roadmap. Sadly all too often the sparkling and witty new friend you encounter all of a sudden has a referral scheme and you realise you're not in Kansas any more. But still, no harm done, as adults we can all make choices and I am well able to hit the delete button just as I do for countless spam emails which come my way every day.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Apr 09
Indeed. If memory serves me right the wizard wasn't all that he wanted people to believe he was. Amazing what a megaphone can do!
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• United States
22 Apr 09
I enjoy looking at profiles especially if they have photos posted.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Apr 09
I do that too. It's the voyeur in us I think.
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@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Profiles are so interesting when I have the chance to visit one. I like to see where people are from, sometimes that explains a lot. I don't go to the religious board much--I have somewhat unconventional views and I found that very few people there are open to new ideas. Sometimes a person confuses or shocks me and I look at their profile and see all kinds of stuff that explains why they think the way they do.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Apr 09
Oh dear. Whatever must you think of me from mine. No need to answer that one if you don't want!!!! LOL.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I peek at profiles.... It's how I learned about you, the happy band of Irish/ gypsy dressed/ full of sparks type of ladies, and a few of the other folks I've come to know and love. I look for common things but also areas I might enjoy but didn't know about. I also find things in profiles that I had missed and would like to respond to.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Apr 09
Ah, my profile is a most curious thing. I sometimes wonder who that person is! But then as a friend keeps telling me - I'm strange! LOL.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Bwaahahahaa - I can't believe you said 'up their own @rses', P1key! Occasionally I look at profiles - mostly because the person has mentioned another discussion they've been involved in, which I'm interested in finding. I usually avoid religion and politics - people are all set in their ways and there's no point trying to make your point of view to folk who are absolutely blinkered. I was thrilled to be introduced to Panda Spanking, however - I'd certainly never frequented THAT before!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Apr 09
I did say that and I do agree with you. Panda Spanking is a fun place to visit. I nearly put this one there! LOL.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Yes, Ii have and do on occasion. We have to wade in sometimes to check out all corners of mylot to see all that it offers and what we can see..we learn that way. And we learn where we can venture and where not to tread again.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 09
Very true Becky. There are places that I definitely don't want to tread anymore! Doesn't stop me looking though.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Lol, Have you seem some of the photos that they have in the lose weight section? I was shocked at some to say the least..lol not a place I will tread much any more..
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 09
Is that the blonde Lady Alice. She's "comfortably built" I think. LOL. However, it's the person inside that really matters.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I used to do that but not anymore. I found that I just don't care anymore. If I really like what they say, I'll check out their profile and might add them as a friend but if I don't like what they say, I just stay away from them.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
29 Apr 09
I'm glad that you checked me out then!
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Me too. I'd be bored without your discussions. Yours and a few others.
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@mummymo (23707)
27 Apr 09
OH yes! I still have flashbacks too! I seriously hate the intolerance and bigotry that goes on in the darker corners of our playground sweety! I have to admit that whilst I will check out profiles I do generally try to avoid those darker corners! xxxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Apr 09
They are still out there Mummymo. I won't engage with them on their discussions. Last time that I did, I reminded myself why I shouldn't go there! LOL. XXXX
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@mummymo (23707)
27 Apr 09
Don't blame you sweety - been there done that! xxx
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I sometimes look at other people's profiles. It all just depends. I like friends who have a variety of different ideas about things. If they say something mean or hateful, I usually just ignore it.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 09
I see no reason for meanness of hate. But they are out there unfortunately.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I do agree with you on that one.
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I always check profiles before answering. I like to get a feel of the person.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 09
I don't always check - but I have seen some interesting ones when I do!
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Yes, there are some very interesting people and topics here. Lol!!!
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
23 Apr 09
There be dragons thread started on St George'e day - and it's not a xenophobic rant about English traditions? Cool! (Second one today, actually) I'm always interested to see people's profile pages, especially when they put things like "As I was swashing away the annoying humming birds buzzing past my window and hitting me in the face with their antics ..." Also, those whose penname suggests "for'n parts". I can travel without leaving my arm chair (just as well, cos I haven't got a passport and can't afford to buy one)
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 Apr 09
Sorry? I was just singing "There'll always be an England" and waving the St George's flag. Did you say something about xenophobic rants? Well I don't know if you've seen the standard of turn out of Morris Dancers recently and dash it all, they've even got female ones now. Beyond the pale you know...what....what..?
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
24 Apr 09
Morris Dancers? MORRIS DANCERS?! They get their bells from China now, did you know that? And don't get me started on the female variety. I mean, can you imagine it? "Oh no, your stick has just broken my fingernail." "Hang on, stop the music - I've got a stray eyelash in my eye and it's made my mascara run ..." "Look, I know I'm supposed to be the devil on horseback but I'm sure my bum looks bigger in this costume ..." "These ribbons are soooo not my colour!" Strewth. Good news is, the Horley St George's Day parade is on this Saturday, so I haven't missed it after all. It sets off from Lidl's, or so I've been told. "Come one, come aw-all to Hor-or-ley town, where the bread it is stale and the cucumbers brown. With a fol-da-ro-ho-hol and a far-da-rol-dee ..." Wanders off happily swinging her bells in the air ...
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