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  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: Tina Turner - The Best

There is a major difference between being sad and depressed. Most people can't separate the two, and most people never will, but believe me when I say there is a difference. When you're sad, there's still a silver lining. There's things you can do to cheer yourself up. If your beloved pet dies there's things you can do to ease the sadness, like let's say ice cream makes you feel better. When you're depressed it's different, no amount of ice cream, or candy, or music or anything can make you feel better, and while there's usually a way to cope, most of the time those things only make it worse. When a bout of depression hits happiness DOES NOT EXIST. At all. Period. It's like when you're a little kid and you tell your parents want a pet dragon. They don't exist, no matter how much you want them to, and there is nothing in this universe that can allow them to exist. It's the same way. There's no better way to explain it.

It also affects everyone differently. I admit that I have it, and for me it comes in cycles, I can go months without feeling it, but then I'll wake up, and I just don't want anything to do with the world anymore. Some people feel it all the time, it never goes away. Ever. Unfortunately for others, like our now late friend Robin Williams, they can only see one way out. For those of you who don't have it consider yourself lucky, but you will NEVER truly understand it. Don't even think for a minute that you can understand, because you can't. You simply can't, just like the dragons. However, don't think for a minute that means you can't get involved. It is a real disease, you should take time to understand this. If you know someone who says they're depressed, encourage them to seek medical help. Talk to them and comfort them if they'll accept it, if they don't give them their space. And for the love of God, if the seem like they could harm themselves or they will harm themselves, don't be afraid to notify the authorities as soon as possible. This is key no matter what. If you think someone is going to end their life, don't get yourself hurt, call for help then try to talk them down.

No one wants to see a loved one institutionalized, but would you rather see them in a casket?


Zuckermann Creek by oldblueford
Zuckermann Creek
This is Zuckermann Creek, NY, the main setting in the Polecat series me and my friend are working on.  The town, which is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, was originally found in 1770 and was only Main Street and Young Street to begin with.  In 1782 Cemetary road was added, closely followed by Zuckermann Drive, shortly after the town's found David Zuckermann died in 1800.  Mulder Street was built in 1841, but was originally called State Street, and didn't recive it's current name until 40 years later.  McCloud Street was originally built in 1855, but was actually two seperate streets, McCloud Street North, and McCloud Street South, seperated by the river without a bridge to connect them.  The bridge didn't come along until 1949, and the North/South designations were removed.  In 1863 at the height of the Civil War, the railroad was built, and camethrough, as the town's main industry, a nearby logging company, was dependant on the demand created by the war.  In 1926, Utah Street, Colorado Street, and Nevada Lane were completed, as the town expirienced some small growth, and required a small subdivision.  Drake Trail and Sunrise Drive didn't exist until the 1980's.    The first two buildings in town were the tavern and the church.  Although it is a fictional town and river, it sits along a real highway in upstate New York.  County Road 85, just south of State Highway 417.  In real life, it's an old farm road surrounded by mobile homes, but for the story there's a whole town there.

I figured it would be best to create an actual map of the town.

The red buildings are the important and commercial use buildings, while the green ones just represent houses.
In order of numbering these buildings are as follows:

1 is a two story colonial building, one of the first buildings in the town.  The first floor is Thorny's Tavern, a sort of town gathering point, and upstairs is city hall, which is accessed by a metal staircase on the south side of the building.

2 is the police station, where our hero Ian Van Kesley does his work as sheriff for this little town.

3 is the jail

4 is the Amos' Repair, an automobile and machine workshop built out of the town's old firestation.  It belongs to Amos Moses, Ian Van Kesley's best friend.

5 is a scrapyard

6 is a Conoco gas station

7 is an abandoned S-Mart

8 is the old school building.  It's a 5 story building that once served all grade levels, in a total of 75 classrooms, plus the library and gymnasium.  In this post American world, it operates as an inn, where you can rent a room for $10 a week.

9 is the church, although it's a small building, it's the tallest in the city with the steeple.

10 is the clinic

11 is the radio station WZNY FM, a low power rock station

12 is the Cemetary

13 is Riverside Bakery

14 is Heffy's Gun Store

15 is the Pharmacy

16 is a second hand clothing store known as Mother Goose's Closet

17 is Zuckermann Pawn

18 is the barbershop known as O'Neil's

19 is a small grocery store known as Crowly Foods.

20 is the Liberty Cafe, home to the Glory Burger, a burger topped with blue cheese, habenero sauce, jalapenos, and bacon, served on a sourdough bun with a sparkler sticking out of it.

21 is Goodman's Vaccum Repair

22 is the Zuckermann Tobacco Store, a local cigar and cigarette shop.

23 is the train and bus station

24 and 25 are accessed on a hidden road out in the forrest, with 24 being Ian and Amos' house and 25 being their barn which houses various things, including the GTO when they want to keep it hidden from aerial survailence.

The current town's population is 361.
It's highest popluation was 520 back in 1980.
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Rebel Flag by oldblueford
Rebel Flag
In the days after the Cyberians fell the great nation of America, and every other nation for that matter, the rebels needed a symbol to remind of them of who they were.  And the American Flag, though a symbol to the world, couldn't really represent it.  So a new flag design, created by a politician who survived the invasion, spread through underground communications like wildfire.  Eerily reminiscent of the American Flag, it's simple enough to represent all people who wish to escape the oppression brought on by the Soviet Republic of Cyberia.

A picture can say a thousand words, and a symbol can have a thousand meanings.  Thirteen vertical stripes, can represent the thirteen original colonies, or the thirteen original dropships that brought the Zoosapians to Earth.  Red can represent blood, good luck, anger, and strength.  White can represent hope, purity, redemption, and peace.  The blue box can also represent peace, or tranquility.  Or it could be the sky.  The three circles could also be anything.  Possibly the holy trinity?  Earth, Venus and Mars?  The original invasion of Earth was a three day affair.

What do you see?  What could does it mean to you?  Why do you think that this simple little square, obviously smaller than a normal flag, would give people hope?
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Chiquita Guevara by oldblueford
Chiquita Guevara
This is gift art for a dear friend of mine, the only guy I feel comfortable doing gift art for :iconmdtartist83: .   This is based off of what he told me about a dog he used to have that was a favorite of his.  A poodle chihuahua mix named Chiquita.

Meet Chiquita Guevara, the latest member to the Road Rovers.  She's a Chihuahua straight from Mexico.  Her primary weapon is an M1 Garand rifle upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… which is slung over her back here.

Her side arm is a Luger Po8 upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… and is in her hand here.

Her power is telekinesis, aka the ability to move and manipulate objects with her mind, which also gives her the ability to levitate.

Her typical dress is a Kevlar vest over a flat grey t-shirt.  The T-Shirt has a red Rovers insignia embroidered into the sleeve.  She also wears denim shorts with a leg holster and Kevlar belt.  On her head is a red beret with a Mexican military patch i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/49…

She has steel toed, Kevlar lined SWAT boots on her feet.

The smallest and the youngest of the Rovers, she was the pet of an infamous Mexican drug cartel leader.  Despite his crimes he loved his dog very much.  She was in the car when he was assassinated.  It was an ambush.  A rival cartel stopped his 1977 Lincoln Continental www.extravaganzi.com/wp-conten… at a toll booth and opened up with large caliber machine guns, killing all passengers except for her.  After that she ran, and was found by Shepard, who gave her a second chance.  A chance at redemption, and vengeance.

She has a perky, yet smooth and mysterious way about her, almost what you would expect from one of James Bond's female villains.  She prefers to work alone when she can, but proves a valuable member when she fights with them.
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  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: Tina Turner - The Best

There is a major difference between being sad and depressed. Most people can't separate the two, and most people never will, but believe me when I say there is a difference. When you're sad, there's still a silver lining. There's things you can do to cheer yourself up. If your beloved pet dies there's things you can do to ease the sadness, like let's say ice cream makes you feel better. When you're depressed it's different, no amount of ice cream, or candy, or music or anything can make you feel better, and while there's usually a way to cope, most of the time those things only make it worse. When a bout of depression hits happiness DOES NOT EXIST. At all. Period. It's like when you're a little kid and you tell your parents want a pet dragon. They don't exist, no matter how much you want them to, and there is nothing in this universe that can allow them to exist. It's the same way. There's no better way to explain it.

It also affects everyone differently. I admit that I have it, and for me it comes in cycles, I can go months without feeling it, but then I'll wake up, and I just don't want anything to do with the world anymore. Some people feel it all the time, it never goes away. Ever. Unfortunately for others, like our now late friend Robin Williams, they can only see one way out. For those of you who don't have it consider yourself lucky, but you will NEVER truly understand it. Don't even think for a minute that you can understand, because you can't. You simply can't, just like the dragons. However, don't think for a minute that means you can't get involved. It is a real disease, you should take time to understand this. If you know someone who says they're depressed, encourage them to seek medical help. Talk to them and comfort them if they'll accept it, if they don't give them their space. And for the love of God, if the seem like they could harm themselves or they will harm themselves, don't be afraid to notify the authorities as soon as possible. This is key no matter what. If you think someone is going to end their life, don't get yourself hurt, call for help then try to talk them down.

No one wants to see a loved one institutionalized, but would you rather see them in a casket?


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