“In All Seriousness” Thread — 7/3/2018

Hello, all.

So, yeah, things are pretty sucky right now in the world of politics, and since this is an election year, it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better. There is hope, though: the protests last weekend over the separation of parents from their children were a massive success, and people everywhere are continuing to take action on it. In the words of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (before, you know, the whole Two-Face thing), “The night is always darkest before the dawn. And I promise you: the dawn is coming!”

If you’ve never been here until now, this is a place for “serious” discussions. And they don’t have to be “sad” things either. Sexuality, masturbation, concern of relatives and friends, other issues–all are fair game here.

So, without further ado, here are the (current) guidelines:

1. Be respectful. That goes without saying.

2. Keep discussions “serious.” We have plenty of other places to joke around around here, but sometimes people are in a place when they’re in a need for a hug instead of a yuk.

3. Try your best not to make anyone feel worse. In other words, if someone says “I’m worried Trump is going to start a war overseas,” don’t respond by saying, “Yeah, he’s definitely going to.”

4. If politics and/or religion are brought up, do not try to turn the conversation into an argument. We have other threads for that. This is a safe space and should please be treated as such.

5. I’m not a leader bean, so tend to the mods if there are any issues, but I’m pretty confident that everyone will be nice here.

6. If you bring up something controversial and don’t wish to have it turn into a debate, please say “I’m not looking for a debate here.” If someone says this in their post, everyone please respect that.

Well, that’s it. Have a blessed afternoon, everyone!

Choose kind.

And you are loved.