#0 Name: Anonymous
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#13297 Name: Anonymous   2h
Not your mom tho :/

#13298 Name: Anonymous   3h
i miss you ianto. come home
#13299 Name: Anonymous   5h
#13300 Name: gatorgirl   5h

Attachment is hidden.

this is me
#13301 Name: Anonymous   7h
im very lonely
#13302 Name: Anonymous   8h
#13303 Name: Anonymous   9h
You never know, we're only a small nation after all!
#13304 Name: Anonymous   14h
do you guys want to start a cult? I'm your cult leader now
#13305 Name: Anonymous   20h
The sus gnome, a little red astronaut, it speaks to me
Every night in the dark it creeps to me
#13306 Name: Anonymous   20h
What's the cult about?

Aren't we all?
#13307 Name: Anonymous   22h
Do the puzzles on lichess actually help you get better or is that a cope?
I get wrecked by their level 3 stockfish and really need to git gud.
#13308 Name: Anonymous   22h
Hello gatorgirl.

Did you listen to Akon today?
#13309 Name: Anonymous   23h
maybe everyone has lonely moments but not everyone feels as absolutely alone and worthless as i do constantly
#13310 Name: Anonymous   1d

I've always spend most of my (free) time alone. I live alone, I exercise alone, I sleep alone, I eat alone and I go out (cinema, etc.) alone.

But I never really felt lonely. Well, at least my social anxiety and discomfort was always bigger than my felt need for social interactions.

Until I limited my time on "social" media (mostly Reddit and Discord), stopped playing multiplayer games and quit my parasocial interactions (podcasts mostly).

And ouch... I guess I'm lonelier than I always wanted to admit (to myself).

I now look forward to working in project groups. I always dreaded those and they're still a little bit a pain in the neck to be honest, but I feel much better on these days.

Without constantly listening to music or a podcast, I also find myself small talking with other people all the time. Don't worry, just a short conversation within a clear context. I'm not like this at a real life bus stop! I promise!

But this wasn't why I hit the reply button. I've been looking around for offline (boardgame) clubs, events from community centers and volunteering opportunities. I haven't joined anything yet, but maybe this is also something you might be interested in. I think at of the day, text-based communication is a poor substitute for the messy and sometimes unconformable offline interactions with people.

Or we could just try our luck and join #13304's cult.
#13311 Name: Anonymous   1d
Yes, but you need to play people too. Low level engines really aren't the same. Make an account and play a few games to get passed the provisional rating, and you'll be able to see your improvement as number goes up.
#13312 Name: Anonymous   1d
the cult is about getting onto an exclusive bus to experience the ride of your life. you have to pay more than average bus fare to get on though... but it's worth it to have an illuminating, and spiritually uplifting journey