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    1. Site Discussion

      Information, discussion, ideas, suggestions and more, for all things related to the Phoenix Community. Use this board to raise suggestions, not all may be implemented but we like feedback, Use this board to check for news from us, we like to keep you in the loop too.

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    2. Introductions

      Your typical Introductions forum, feel free to stop in and say Hei. We don't bite... usually.
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    3. The Watercooler

      The non-fandom general discussion thread. Talk about everything else here. Now with more otters.

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    4. Rants & Raves

      The Soapbox, just like Faux News but with Blackjack and Hookers (only kidding)

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    5. Forum Games

      Probably better than the Olympics... ?
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    6. Top Dead Centre

      'Ello John gotta new motah? 'Ello John gotta new motah?

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    7. Three Frags Left

      Let the games (discussion) begin.

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    8. Bits and Bytes

      Technology discussion, talk about your PCs, Laptops, new phone and more here.

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      Lights, Camera, Post. Talk about your favorite TV shows, movies etc.

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    10. Lynx Please

      Post your links here.  Links to sexually explicit content belong in Red Lantern, not here.

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  2. Furry Fandom Discussion

    1. The Den

      General Furry Fandom Discussion - talk about everything furry related here.

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    2. Suits and Suiters

      Costuming, costume construction, performing and more. Please post comission requests in The Black Market instead.

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    3. The Paper Mill

      Furry-themed Comics, Short Stories, Paperback and Hardback. "Clearly a best selling forum" - C. B. Guy

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  3. The Art Shack

    1. The Art Exchange

      Open for trades? Requests? Looking for an artist to colour your work? This is the place to be.

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    2. The Black Market

      Have comission slots open? Looking for someone to color your sketches? Got an auction open? Let us know. Please note we cannot accept responsibility for trades conducted here - Caveat Emptor

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    3. Palette Town

      From digital and traditional paintings to sculptures and 3D models. This is the place to be.

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    4. The Writer's Bloc

      Aspiring author or weary writer weaving wonderful words? Sharpen your swor...pen here.

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    5. The Blue Note

      Don't you never say an unkind word about the Time! We modeled our whole lives around Morris Day and Jerome.

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    6. Tutorials & Critiques

      A place for artists to seek advice, show off tutorials, seek critiques and more.

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    • I think from what I've read that a lot of sociologists would suggest both positions are not mutually exclusive and are useful to hold in tandem. I believe anthropologists would tend to agree and I would assume psychologists would too, but they don't exactly hit both positions equally, and I know even less about psychology than I do anthropology, which is little. I know of few sociologists that would not condemn that behavior, but I almost guarantee that those same sociologists would also see that condemnation as a gross waste of time without recognizing and addressing the fundamental norms and values that cause that institution in that society; i.e. the information provided by position two is useless without the interpretation provided by position one and vice versa, and that, while the culture creates the institutions that individuals are expected and forced to follow, there would be no culture or institutions without individuals perpetuating them. So maybe not a good or complete answer, but I am not aware of anything better. I'd have trouble articulating anything beyond that or expanding that to other conclusions and positions without having to use one of the main perspectives to justify any points, so I'll stop there before I say something annoying and/or stupid.
    • I really feel like I'm not in reality. a lot of  stuff is going on. A lot of stressful things, a lot of really bad things. Things i should be worried about really, but i just feel numb. I kind of feel like I'm trapped in a stupid virtual reality that's really more extensive then what it should be. Like things are just happening around me and I'm just there. I'm frequently finding myself contemplating just who i am, and just finding things out about myself that i really prefer not to know, as well as thinking just what i really mean to people, and if i really have an impact in any of my projects and bs i do. I constantly second guess what I am doing and I just don't feel what felt before with people. I don't really know how to go any further in detail with what I'm feeling. I don't know what to do, its been getting slowly worse and worse for about two months, and it has concerned me for a while but when i bring it up to people I'm usually told to suck it up and be a man about it.