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Sophie_M Welcome to the BB Social Zone - guidelines for posting in this section
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Hi everyone, This section of the forum is a little different to the others, as you may have noticed in looking around the threads. Elsewhere on the forums, we discuss some pretty heavy topics: mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, trauma, abuse,... View more

Hi everyone, This section of the forum is a little different to the others, as you may have noticed in looking around the threads. Elsewhere on the forums, we discuss some pretty heavy topics: mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, trauma, abuse, relationship breakdowns. Here is the place to come to get away from that and have a bit of fun. Distraction can be an important tool to draw on if you're finding yourself overwhelmed by distressing thoughts and feelings. As this is a section for respite from difficult topics, we will remove posts made in this section that attempt to discuss personal issues. Please use a support thread in the appropriate section for these discussions. Happy posting!

Kazzl The BB cafe
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The BB cafe is open for business! Welcome all to a new chill and chat place for everyone on the forum. The BB cafe is whatever you want it to be. There are comfy sofas, tables and chairs, coffee machines, a kitchen stocked with everything. There's a ... View more

The BB cafe is open for business! Welcome all to a new chill and chat place for everyone on the forum. The BB cafe is whatever you want it to be. There are comfy sofas, tables and chairs, coffee machines, a kitchen stocked with everything. There's a pool outside, a bbq area, an annexe with comfy beds for a quiet sleep, tv, dvd, books and whatever else you would like to have here. Most of all, it's a place to meet friends and fellow travellers for a bit of company. Talk over problems, tell jokes, share your day, escape into a world of your making. Grab a coffee and pull up a chair ... So, with a nod to the wonderful Carole King (Hard Rock Cafe) ... Now if you're feeling just a little bit lonely Don't sit at home just mopin' Come on down to where the friendship flows freely You know the door is always open At the BB cafe Come to the BB cafe They will help keep your blues at bay At the BB cafe Important Message from ModSupport: The main intention of the BB Cafe is to encourage light conversation. Please look after your fellow community members by nuturing the BB Cafe as a place to escape some of the more pressing issues in life and save those conversations for personal threads.

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Tam122 Wanting a chat :)
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Hello, not to sure where to start. Feeling a little lonely at the moment, would love someone to chat to

Hello, not to sure where to start. Feeling a little lonely at the moment, would love someone to chat to

LorenaC Three things you feel grateful
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Hi everyone, No long time ago i discover the power of gratitud even in the hard times.Gratitud helps with our mental and physical health, improve our sleep, our perception of life and make feel us much better when our mood is not the beate. Let’s sha... View more

Hi everyone, No long time ago i discover the power of gratitud even in the hard times.Gratitud helps with our mental and physical health, improve our sleep, our perception of life and make feel us much better when our mood is not the beate. Let’s share 3 things we feel grateful for today 1. I feel grateful living this lockdown because it allows me learn new things. 2. I am grateful for my breath because that make me feel i am healthy and alive. 3. I am grateful for my family, because even in the distance, i can feel their support. Thanks Thanks Thanks

Guest9337 Creative writing, solo or collaborative. A bit of literary fun at bb...
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Hi everyone, I really like reading and sharing fiction, so thought we could have a thread on that topic. Please post up your creative writings, perhaps expecting or hoping for some feedback from our awesome BB community. Hi amberlite! Here is a snipp... View more

Hi everyone, I really like reading and sharing fiction, so thought we could have a thread on that topic. Please post up your creative writings, perhaps expecting or hoping for some feedback from our awesome BB community. Hi amberlite! Here is a snippet of something I wrote in 2014, I hope you are reminded of your sassy lady! Feel free to add anything you want - maybe describing Stephanie's district or Stephanie and sassygirl's meeting, or even an "old" memory sassygirl/She has about Stephanie. glhf. She flicked the cigarette into the night, its arc lit up like tracer fire but she didn't see, as she'd already turned her back and was striding the other way. Before the discarded cigarette had touched the ground She knew her answer to Little Johnnie's "request" would be no, and as the burning remains of tar sizzled in the shallow pavement puddle She calculated the consequences of her decision. It wouldn't be hard for Johnnie's Crew to take her down at the usual meet place, just too many of them and not enough exits, despite the publicity. No, this would require a rethinking of the relationship from the environment up. She'd been useful to Little Johnnie for a long time, but now She had discovered a deeply personal reason to turn him down, and worse a recently discovered obligation that has a priority superior to everything else. Circumstances, data, observations, theories, plots, webs, truths and propaganda flew threw Her head as the now firmly out cigarette was crushed and twisted to wedge into the left shoe of Doby, a quieteye in Johnnie's Crew, tailing a little too close, but still unnoticed due to Her distracted state. Doby stopped and scrapped the cigarette off onto the gutter and hitched his collar up higher against the light rain just now restarting. Pacing firmly as was Her custom, She was twenty two metres away from the discarded tobacco, when her query to Steph was answered succintely "Yes." which meant that She would walk another one hundred and forty metres to the subway entrance and seek passage to Stephanie's district, literately Stephanie's district...

Here2Talk When music heals
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Some lines from a band I love - A Day Remember: ”All I want is a place to call my own To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high and your head down low” i think a lot of people on this forum would resonat... View more

Some lines from a band I love - A Day Remember: ”All I want is a place to call my own To mend the hearts of everyone who feels alone Whoa, you know to keep your hopes up high and your head down low” i think a lot of people on this forum would resonate with this????

calmseeker Good movies that require no thinking!
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Hi Guys, Recently watched a movie called '5 Flights Up'. So good, no heavy content, was almost like listening to pleasant jazz music. Decided I need to do this more often. Any ideas for more movies that don't require my brain power would be appreciat... View more

Hi Guys, Recently watched a movie called '5 Flights Up'. So good, no heavy content, was almost like listening to pleasant jazz music. Decided I need to do this more often. Any ideas for more movies that don't require my brain power would be appreciated . Think I might go watch ' You've Got Mail' tonight, hoping its mellow. CS

TheLastSlice_ofBread Grey
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The importance of grey Black and white Dark or light Something when in balance Is mesmerising like two lovers hand in hand in a private dance Together blending becoming one The white so bright That you think you have never seen any colours before Fol... View more

The importance of grey Black and white Dark or light Something when in balance Is mesmerising like two lovers hand in hand in a private dance Together blending becoming one The white so bright That you think you have never seen any colours before Followed by the dark So dark that the thought of light coming makes you begin to be come insane Black and white Dark or light For anytime spent frolicking in the light, expect twice as long curled up in the dark We should stop striving for perfect light and embrace the grey made from the dark and light

hanging_in_there Percy Jackson Fan Zone
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Who here is excited for the tv series?!?!??!???!???!!!!! I know I am! Who is your favourite character? What is one of your favourite moments from the books? The lady Gaga lotus casino scene was the only good part of the movies, yes or yes?

Who here is excited for the tv series?!?!??!???!???!!!!! I know I am! Who is your favourite character? What is one of your favourite moments from the books? The lady Gaga lotus casino scene was the only good part of the movies, yes or yes?

Somewhere Art in the time of THE VIRUS
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I live art, I miss art, I miss the NGV, regional galleries, galleries generally. I do my own art. Now .... I realise just how BIG a place in my life just going to galleries was/is. I miss my local life drawing group. I am pretty isolated normally and... View more

I live art, I miss art, I miss the NGV, regional galleries, galleries generally. I do my own art. Now .... I realise just how BIG a place in my life just going to galleries was/is. I miss my local life drawing group. I am pretty isolated normally and now, well, it could be worse I guess. I'm trying to get a video conferencing group going with other locals who went to life drawing. Zoom wouldn't let me share screens with a free membership. Webex looks like it should. So I'm trying .... to reach out. I .... am .... lonely. So ... how about any other art virus victims out there joining me in a conversation about .... let's see .... WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT OUR INCREDIBLE NGV?

Crazy_hyper_girl If you could have anything right now what would it be?
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Hi everyone If you were given one wish from a genie, what would be your ultimate dream or goal it could be anything you like even if its not realistic, the skys the limit and all your thoughs are welcome. Have fun!!!

Hi everyone If you were given one wish from a genie, what would be your ultimate dream or goal it could be anything you like even if its not realistic, the skys the limit and all your thoughs are welcome. Have fun!!!

Sophie_M Site Maintenance - Brief Forum Outage Tonight
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Dear community members, There will be a brief website outage from 12am Thursday the 26th of August AEST in order to upgrade and maintain our online systems. The expected downtime will be approximately four hours, however due to the nature of the work... View more

Dear community members, There will be a brief website outage from 12am Thursday the 26th of August AEST in order to upgrade and maintain our online systems. The expected downtime will be approximately four hours, however due to the nature of the work, may take a little longer. During this maintenance access to the forums will be down - we apologise for any distress this may cause and will be working to make this as short a disruption as possible. These maintenance works are important to ensuring our systems continue to be as useful and sustainable as possible into the future. If you need support while the forums are not available, please call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. You are not alone if you need help, we are here to support you. If at any time you feel that you are unsafe, please know that this is an emergency and you should call 000 immediately. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to improve the online experience. Kind regards, Sophie M