Topic Chrysippus' Sippy Cup & Crazy Chicken (H-OT)
Because its easier to type things out and irl people tend to expect speaking and conversation... Easier to hide.
Got back to working on my Horde priest project - hit lvl 86 like 6 months ago, and haven't checked in since then, lol!
omg, Arcane Torrent
omg, WHERE AM I SUPPOSED TO FIND THE TIME FOR SPIRIT SHELL IF I GOTTA HELP THESE IDIOT DPS OUT WITH SMITE, ARGH!
Cause he's a butt and doesn't like us.
Must overcome the gravitational pull of my computer...
Finish reading Gawain and the Green Knight
2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 in book math homework to reinforce for quiz due on 9/3
Do short answer questions at the end of my science chapter.
Edited by Naér on 8/25/13 8:29 AM (PDT)
I really need to clean my house and do laundry but man surfing the internet with no apparent purpose is way more tempting.
So I looked through my logs.
1) Don't seem to cut off my penance early quite as often, though it still happens.
2) I'm using penance more closely to on CD
3) Using PW Sol much better! Hizzah!
4) I'm doing better with Pw:Shield, by quite a bit
5) Spirit Shell Usage is better, but not all the way there yet
6) It looks like when I use emergency heals, I have less than >1% overheal which is a great sign I'm not using them where they'll be wasted
1) Used Inner Focus 4 times out of a possible 9. BAD.
2) My archangel up time is pitiful. I used it 8 times out of a possible 19. >< Such a potent spell I'm not sure why I let it sit. BAD. MORE throughput is better than no throughput! BAD NAER
3) Who has nearly 60% overheal with their priest talent? Ew? Going to aim for 30ish% so it falls in line with most everything else.
4) My atonement uptime/usage is still a bit wonky. I'll be atonement'ing when I really should be healing and healing when I really should be atonement'ing. I think this is why I have 60% overheal with PoH-- what a waste!
5) On high movement fights I'm still having a delay issue between activating spirit shell and using it. Probably because I sit there going HERP DERP DERP before actually casting. I mean, 2 seconds? why? What could have possibly happened that made me wait that long?
6) Had a single tank for Tortos--grace uptime was only 17.4%-- bad! Single tanked Durumu, only 25% here which is better but not great.
7) I don't think well enough on Tortos so PoM pulled ahead of Spirit Shell in overall healing. DERP!
Addiction is a scary thing, for both the addict and those that love him \ her. I've got a lot of experience with it both personally and with people I care about. It's really easy to say "I'm going to stop, I promise" because you know that you aren't doing something healthy and that you're hurting those around you. What Ella said is going to be your best course of action.
If you genuinely care about this person, you can take steps to help them. Be firm in your actions, try to get them help. Interventions, things like AA, all of that are actual options. You do need to realize that you can only help so much, though. At the end of the day, they will have to buckle and realize that they need help.
Just know that you have to take care of yourself first and foremost. If things are not getting better, get the hell away as soon as possible. If you've done everything you realistically can do, don't feel bad. Your life is about making sure that YOU are happy above all else. At least you tried, really. Just be careful.
People can change, though. It's not easy, but they can. I know for a fact. I'm likely only still around because I had people in my life (some people who are here!) care about me enough to drive me to change who I was. It's not impossible to change when you're in that hole, but it's the hardest thing that I can imagine.
That gets me a little excited. I'd love a really dark themed expansion, and I've always been a fan of old gods.
I hadn't looked into it, so assuming he's been right since TBC, I look forward to having some awesome spider mounts to climb walls with.
So, I've always wondered, how do you determine how good a healer is? People say it's not ehps, because that depends on how much damage the group takes. It's not necessarily hps either cause some classes are based on tons of overhealing (druids) and some on sniping (shamans).
I mean it seems simple enough for dps, you hit the right targets, didn't die and had decent uptimes on your dots/buffs/debuffs. Never figured out how to evaluate a healer though.
I think it just depends on what is going on. Are people dying to things that can/should be healed? Cleansing at appropriate times. Good use of cooldowns for high damage phases. If someone dies, were they getting the right kinds of heals, or any at all?
I think it's a combination of a lot of things. I think in general if people aren't dying all the time, the healers are probably doing good enough. There's always room for improvement in major/minor cooldown usage, getting the right heals out at the right times. How well they cope if something unpredictable happens.
People are always changing. It's how living things are -- never staying still. Iap is overstating it. And I've seen AA work miracles in people's lives. Like, I've seen it with my own eyes. I've had it happen to me. Don't simply dismiss the possibility out of cynicism. (be deeply cynical about whether it's actually happening -- but be optimistic about the possibility.)
It sounds like Lucy has already told him that Lucy thinks the drinking is a problem. This guy has already made false promises and lied about it. It's important for Lucy to know that the person Lucy loves is still there, but ..... overshadowed. Smothered by the drinking and whatever mix of emotions is probably causing the addictions. The fact that this person is lying to Lucy does not mean that they don't love Lucy and care about Lucy. It does mean that there is a part of him that doesn't care about Lucy, because that part will do whatever it has to to get its fix.
It's important for Lucy to know that it will get worse before it gets better. For a person in the state of addiction, it's entirely possible for it to get worse and worse until someone's in danger of their life. It can get pretty intense.
There's many types of addiction ... and if Lucy's BF has the type that I'm most familiar with, it's caused by a toxic mixture of Feels. Mostly shame and self-loathing. So even once it has gotten worse, and gotten better, and the drinking stops, it will now get worse again as these Feels rage inside this person, and if they're not confronted this person will definitely relapse. No two ways about it.
It bears stating again -- this part of Lucy's boyfriend does not care about Lucy at all. It doesn't give a single !@#$. I would plead with Lucy to exercise Lucy's self-preservation. I would also give Lucy my btag (Rowan#1973).
It's also possible that this person has a simple chemical addiction, and detoxing the chemical will solve the problem entirely. In that case my advice about Feels doesn't really apply.