Oh Shoot! You came back! And I missed you! Dang it!
Here I am!
I do what I want! I'm an adult!
But I plan on being on here at least a few times a week for the foreseeable future.
Omg. How have you been??
I'm doing okay! I've had a ton of transitions this year and have been all over the place both physically and mentally, but in the past few months I moved to a new place and started a new job that are both going great, so I'm a lot happier now than I've been in a while. And now that things have settled down I might be on here more.
How are you doing?
That sounds great! I'm doing ok, still cooking and gaming.
I got a new job too! Lawncare! It's not too bad.
Hey moss! Long time no chat! Good to see you online.
How have things been with Moss recently?
Have you found a new job?
Things have been better than they were, but still not great. I haven't found a new job yet, but it usually takes a few months in campus ministry, so that's pretty normal. It's okay, though, I'm making some progress and am living near my loved ones for the time being, so that's okay.
How are things with Tead?
Hey moss, how you holdin' up? Anything interesting happen lately? I just wanted to say hello pretty much then vanish suddenly.
I'm holding up okay. Life's been hard lately, but I'll make it through. I'm back home visiting my friends, so that helps. I'm really unsure of what my future looks like, but being here I feel a lot more myself than I have in a while. Hopefully I can figure things out better back here.
How are you doing? Any plans for the holidays?
I'm not 100% knowledgeable about your situation, but if you feel at home where you are, I'd work on everything from there. People.do better where they feel the most comfy, I believe.
And I'm ok. A lot of stuff has happened since I last spoke to you, some stuff heavier than most, but I like to think ai'm pretty tough. I can tell you're a tough person!
Holiday plans? I'll be working all day then coming home to an empty house. Its times like this I wish I had friends, but whatever.
Hopefully, I swear, it would be great for you to feel completely at ease this holiday season. I hope to read a post from you soon about you enjoying this Christmas.
Stuff is bad right now, and may be bad for a while, but I'm sure you'll come through this a stronger person!
I wish you the best, for real.
You can come visit me! We have fair share of rain and sun everyday.
How have you been? What has Moss been up to?
I will be sending you a PM soon, so I will keep this short.
I hope that you and yours will have a very nice and safe Thanksgiving.
What will you be doing for Thanksgiving, Moss?
I will likely call my Grandmother, and some other members of my Family.
Tomorrow there is a community Thanksgiving lunch and I will be going to that.
I will be taking it easy this holiday weekend; I might watch some movies, read some, and work more with my art projects. I have an art thread Tead and the World of Art, and a lot of my work will be displayed there.
I think that you will enjoy much of what I currently have shown there.
Moss, I hope that you are doing well, and I will talk with you soon.
Very Happy Thanksgiving, and take good care,
Her name is mosstheinflatablecow, and she's really cool and nice which is why I'm like "Wow!"
Yo, I'm really sorry to hear about your job. That's incredibly messed up and just offensive to say to someone.
Hey, I was going to come back and respond once it had settled a bit and I felt better, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen any time soon.
Anyway, thanks for coming here to say that. I don't really know what will happen or where I'll go once I quit, but it can't be worse than working under my current boss.
That really sucks to hear. like i said, i'm sorry your boss said that to you. That is uncalled for and just plain offensive. I wish you the best of luck Moss.
I love your new avatar! Corgi's are my favorite pup, and it's riding a dragon holding a sword! Nice! (i always wanted a corgi so i could name it Ein)
Thanks! It's the Witch Corgi of Angmar, which is like the Witch King of Angmar, but a corgi instead.
lol awesome, pure and simple!
What about my personality don't you like?
What? I don't think I know you well enough to dislike anything about you.
Oh! I just realized why you asked. That wasn't meaning to say your personality was cold, just that I wouldn't like it if it was. Sorry for the confusion!
Then why did you insist on that I have a 'cold' personality, in the Prediction thread?
I just meant I wouldn't like your personality if it was cold. Or a personality in general if it was cold. I was filling in the "it" woth random things. I'm really sorry, I didn't mean to communicate that you're cold or that I don't like you, but I see how it could be taken that wY.
In that case, good to know! :3
I had a feeling it wasn't ill intent. Thanks for confirming! See you around the forums!
Is your avatar a cross-over between Link and Team Rocket?
Yeah! It's meowth trying to catch Link with the Keaton mask because it looks a bit like Pikachu It's a bit harder to see thumbnail-sized.
You're so cute :'(
Why are you crying and why are you sorry?
You're cuteness is so great that my brain can't properly process it, so my eyes start watering cause it's like staring at the sun for too long, except you don't make me go blind.
Well I'm glad I don't make you go blind haha
Hello moss. The answer to your question is that I am male.
Oops. Sorry. I don't know why I thought you were a girl.
Are you a student?
I am not a student! I finished my degree 3 years ago. I work with college students as a campus pastor, though
I see. Good to know that.
Hello miss Moss, I like the riddles you post, and basically all the other stuff too. You're awesome!
Thanks! You're pretty great, too. You make ZU a better place.
Aw shucks xD
Your name makes me happy
Moss is the boss!
How then have you been?
Hello, my friend!
I am doing somewhat better than when you last asked, though perhaps not as much better as I'd like. My cold hasn't gotten much better, in any event. I have a nasty sore throat and I have to preach a sermon on Thursday, so I hope it gets better soon!
Other things in my life are...eh...betterish? I just moved nearly 800 miles a few months ago and am in a new work situation and adjusting is really hard. Had some frustrating conversations over the past couple weeks, partially because I'm more experienced than my boss at what I do and when I took initiative going about my job the way I was trained to he massively misinterpreted my intentions. But after a few conversations, I think that's mostly cleared up. Still stressful, though, and makes me worried about future interactions with him, which is unhelpful not just because he's my boss but because he's one of the few people I know here. I've also been really homesick and missing my friends.
But, like I said, stuff with my boss is getting better, I think. And I've made some new friends, so that's good!
How are you? You said in one of the threads that you haven't been feeling well. Are you sick or is something else going on? Do you need to talk about anything?
I apologize for the delay. I sometimes choose to wait a while to make a reply for various reasons, but for this particular time, I just wanted to allow myself time to consider my response. I hope that you do not mind.
Moss, I find it to be very interesting that you are a Pastor, and that you are, in addition, very fortunate to teach. I would love to teach something like Art to people. Though, that has never been a realistic goal for me, Moss, as I have for a long time wanted to travel and to see the world. I do recall being a teen in High School when I can remember some of my earliest memories of expressing a desire to travel. I wanted to be an artist early on, and a writer as well. I was just a teen when I received my first camera also. I have captured so many found memories, even at such a young age. I loved cameras then, and I have very much so, ever since.
Moss, I wish that I could give you better pointers regarding your current job. I believe that you will be fine, Moss. From what I know about you, you are a rather resourceful woman, and I like that you are a people person, Moss. What that means to me is that you will make any necessary adjustment required, relatively quickly. I see how you are with people here on the forums, and I do not imagine that there is anyone here that does not consider you to be a nice person, a member who is easy to get along with, and I personally find it rather nice to talk with you. I really like your personality Moss.
Moss, have you had many opportunities to speak with your loved ones since we last spoke? If so, how well did that go?
I have spoken with my Grandmother on the phone. Currently she is usually the only person that I communicate with by phone. I do talk with other loved ones on the phone, but the majority of the time it is with Gram. I hope to be able to return home within a few months for the Winter. I hope that I am able to, because I do miss my Family very much.
I will be calling my Sister soon, she might be able to rent me a room, either her or her Son. I personally would prefer to rent from her Son, because then I will have an apartment, rather than just a room.
To answer your question, Moss; I have been suffering some from depression, I suppose that is why you might not have seen me as frequent in The Forum Games. I have been posting (A LOT), but I have not been enjoying things, not like before.
I am uncertain as to whether or not there to be anything that I would like to discuss regarding the issues at this time, Moss, as I am unsure as to whether there is actually anything that can be done. I suppose, time is a very important factor here, Moss. I believe that time might find a way of letting me know what to do here with all this weight. It does seem like such a lot, Moss, and so many things are unfair.
Take care, Moss.
I want to talk about the last part of your response first.
I'm sorry you're struggling with depression. It's a beast and, by its very nature, it's almost always hard to figure out what will actually help with it. I have dysthymia, a long term, but fortunately mild form of depression and very occasional major depressive episodes (usually more related to PTSD than the dysthymia, but I won't go into that now) and it can be so hard to deal with, especially without a strong support system. I know that your work means you're pretty transient. Do you have any sort of support system near you? Friends or anything who would understand and be able to help if you need anything?
I am concerned about you because I know how important that sort of thing can be when dealing with mental illness of any kind. But I also know that it can be dealt with without that, as I am managing to do so now. And you're so kind and empathetic that I can't imagine that people don't want to be kind and empathetic to you in return, at the very least.
Anyway, I hope you're okay. As I said before, I know it can be hard to know what to do to help with depression, but if you need anything that I can help with, feel free to ask. And if there is anything specific making your depression worse that is in any way in your power to change or fix, I hope you can find whatever you need to fix it. Often it's not in our control, though, which can be very frustrating.
I don't know what specifically is going on in your life, but I can very much relate to things sometimes feeling like a lot and being very unfair. I think I've felt like that about the world almost constantly since I was a child and that's part of why I try so hard to be good to people. Even if I can't fix what's happened to me, hopefully I can at least help others carry their burdens, even if it's just through small things. I think I see you doing a lot of the same on ZU and that's something I really admire about you, especially now knowing that you've been having such a hard time.
Moving back towards the beginning of your response, now that I've addressed the end thoroughly, I have gotten the chance to talk to some of my loved ones. I have been talking every week to one of my close friends, though the conversations have been short recently because she has been very busy making trips and such to visit her new niece. Tomorrow I ahould get to talk to her for a bit longer. I am trying to talk with her twin sister soon as well, but this time of year is especially busy at her work and it may be a few weeks before I can. Their family basically adopted me when I was in my late teens. They are very dear to me and I miss them greatly. It's been 4 months since I've seen any of them and I haven't even talked to their brother or parents in that long, either. Maybe I should, or write them a letter or something. Like you, I hope to be able to see them over the holidays in a few months.
I also have not seen my own nephew in 4 months and 4 months is quite a long time in the life of an infant. I love him very much and want to be there for him, but even if I didn't live so far away this would be difficult because my relationship with my brother isn't very good, with good reason. I am working on forgiving, and I think am mostly there, but I don't know if I can be safe around him, either, so I struggle to see what a relationship with my nephew can be. I also worry about the little guy a lot.
I've been particularly homesick this week, but I'm trying to figure things out to make it less so. Living so far from the people I love is difficult and some loved ones are going through hard times that I'm too far to help with, which is also hard. Hopefully things will improve on these fronts, too.
That is interesting about renting from your sister or her son. Are you going to be living near them for a time soon? Do you already? I know you're a travelling photographer, but I don't know what that looks like for you. How long do you usually stay in a given place? How do you decide where to go next? What kinds of things do you most like to photograph? I think your job is a very interesting one. I enjoy art but have never dedicated the time to really get good at any, save perhaps music, which I am competent at.
I'm sorry you are missing your family so much. As you can tell from what I said above, while I'm not close to my biological family, I do miss the people who have become more of a family to me a lot as well and I understand how hard that is. I'm glad you get to talk to your gandmother often, though, as I'm sure that at least helps a little. Do you write letters to the others? Receive letters? Would it be helpful for you to try to find more times to talk on the phone with them?
And finally, thank you for your kind words about me and my work. I've been here for 4 months and just can't seem to find my feet. I don't think I'm in any danger of being fired or anything, I just feel so out of my element all the time. With work, particularly around my boss, but really I think that feels worse than it is because I can't seem to find my feet with anything where I live now. Everything is different. I haven't found anything that feels right or natural except when I'm working with my international students, which usually only takes up a few hours every week. I usually am pretty adaptable, though, so I do hope that this will improve as some of my culture shock wears off. It just seems that, every time it starts to, I learn or hear something new that's so overwhelmingly different than anything I've experienced that I have to go through it all over. Knowing that you travel, have you experienced very much of this? Do you know of anything that helps?
I never got to visit your page. But now that I'm here I would like to say that I like cows esp the ones that're inflatable. :O
Would it be creepy if I said I like chloroform? My favorite pick up line is "does this rag smell like chloroform to you?"
Hopefully you're not calling the police because I said that.
lol I actually randomly picked the name chloroform because I was listening to this song at that time:
How have you been?
I just wanted you to know, that so far as I can recall, you are the first member of this board who has directly expressed a desire to be Friends with me.
it is true that many have been nice to me, and there have been many people who have liked my replies and have shown their kindness in other ways, but you are the first that has come right out and said it.
During the awards; there were people who have mentioned that I was someone that they would like to most befriend. Thus far, sadly, very few have actually taken as many steps towards that end as you have recently.
You have a very positive attitude here on the board that you share frequently with everyone.
I like that, as I believe that many here on Zelda Universe do.
You are both very interesting and unique as a member, and I hope to see more of you around.
The board will not be as pleasant without members such as yourself,
I'm doing better than I was the other night! I got to talk to a close friend from back home yesterday and will talk on the phone with another tonight.
How have you been?
It's a shame more people haven't come out and said they want too be friends with you - I'm sure there are a lot of people here who do! You're always so kind and thoughtful in how you interact with people here and you're so genuinely yourself, too.
Thank you for your kind words! You also help to make the board the pleasant place it is.
You've got an interesting username haha. What's the story?
So, on the album cover for Pink Floyd's Animals there's a big inflatable pig that's floating past a power plant. When I was in high school, my friend was reading facts about Pink Floyd to me and one of them is that they named the inflatable pig Algie. When Asher read it, she pronounced it like algae, so I made some remark about that being like naming an inflatable cow Moss. So I used it once as a username. I found it easier to remember than anything with my name and a number after, so I kept using it and now it's more than 10 years later and it's still my go-to for sites that I don't have to look professional on.
So, on the album cover for Pink Floyd's Animals there's a big inflatable pig that's floating past a power plant. When I was in high school, my friend was reading facts about Pink Floyd to me and one of them is that they named the inflatable pig Algie. When she read it, she pronounced it like algae, so I made some remark about that being like naming an inflatable cow Moss. So I used it once as a username. I found it easier to remember than anything with my name and a number after, so I kept using it and now it's more than 10 years later and it's still my go-to for sites that I don't have to look professional on.
Eh I've been having a hard few months. This past week was all right, but also exhausting. Today I watched 2 Harry Potter movies and played some Kirby, though, so that was good
I hope everything gets better for you. Just school and now worrying about financial aid because I did something last minute, when the bill is due. Now I hope that high bill goes down, but probably won't because it's so late ugh
Ugh financial aid problems are the worst. Been there. Go to the financial aid office at your school as much as you can until you're given a solution or it's fixed. I hope everything works out!
On an unrelated note, did you change your profile picture so you could mess with Sky Child?
I'm a demon lord, it's not just for sky child, anyone heheheh
Hey man just wanted to say that I saw your post in the negative thread and you souldnt be so hard on yourself. I see where your frustration lies but if being cautious helps to normalize the situation so that if it is genuine, then you can let your guard down. At least thats how I would see it.
Thanks for taking the time to come to my wall and say that. I think you're probably right and I really needed to hear that.
NP man. I hope for the best!
Hi Moss! I'm not sure if you've paid any attention to them, but the clan wars end tonight! If you could take the time to look over some of the open-ended events and could find the time to spare for participating in them, you'd really help out Farore! We get bonus participation points for everyone who joins
Lol! Your avatar is awesome!
Thanks! It makes me smile whenever I look at it haha
BTW I was going write on your wall or message you because I read your Shadow Temple theory yesterday and I found it super fascinating and largely believable. The only questions I still have after reading the thread are ones you said would be answered in future theories. Any chance you could let me know when you finish your next one? I'd love to read it
Same, lol! I'm going to follow you, too, if that's alright!
Oh my gosh! Thanks so much!!!
Yeah, don't worry, those theories are still coming! I know it was supposed to be this year and all, much earlier than now, but things have been really rough in life right now and I'm kind of overwhelmed at the moment. If I were to guess, right now I'd date it at around Christmastime (December), if everything gets better in life.
And you can message me anytime!
I don't mind you following me at all. I just followed you
I totally understand about life getting in the way of things, too. Don't feel rushed or anything, I'm pretty sure everyone here understands that things come up. Heck, this week was my first time on ZU in almost 2 years because of life getting in the way. I just want to make sure I don't miss them when you do get a chance to write them
Also, I hope things do get better in your life!
Thank you!!! ^-^
Ah, of course! You'll be the first to know, I promise! And thanks for understanding!
Everyone here is so awesome. ZU is amazing! I'm honored to be a part of this place!
That's more interesting than the origin of my username.
I've gotta ask, how did you come up with your username?
Oh god! That profile picture! That's great!!
Hey, I noticed you're somewhat new to ZU, so welcome. I hope you find every minute here enjoyable.