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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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hanging_in_there Swifties Unite
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What is your favourite album? What’s one of your favourite songs? What did you think was going to happen on April 30th? Which cat are you?

What is your favourite album? What’s one of your favourite songs? What did you think was going to happen on April 30th? Which cat are you?

Zoneey How can i improve eyesight in 5 years time?
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Hello. I would like some advice again please. I apologise for being a burden. But, how can I improve my eyesight so it improves by 2026? I'm in high school now, year 7 and my eyesight is already at -5. Please help me. Thank you

Hello. I would like some advice again please. I apologise for being a burden. But, how can I improve my eyesight so it improves by 2026? I'm in high school now, year 7 and my eyesight is already at -5. Please help me. Thank you

Rohlan Could a Mentally Ill person run for Parliament? [Opinions Wanted]
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The question sounds antagonistic but that's how the media would portray it, I wouldn't expect politically correct treatment. Lets be honest here. So what got me thinking (obsessively) about this is firstly that I have Depression, and it's severe, eno... View more

The question sounds antagonistic but that's how the media would portray it, I wouldn't expect politically correct treatment. Lets be honest here. So what got me thinking (obsessively) about this is firstly that I have Depression, and it's severe, enough so that I'm unable to work (details are personal). Which right away, is that disqualifying? Or would that be discriminatory? Anyway, the second thing was the Myers Briggs Personality Test told me I'm an INFJ and the description was like reading an autobiography, it was scary. It's too much info to go into but one of the characteristics is wanting to fix society's problems. It's gotten me thinking about possibilities, and whether or not somebody with a mental illness could even run for a public office. And what better community to ask for realistic opinions? Personally, the thought of me doing it feels crazy, literally. And stupid, and naive. I have no qualifications or experience, just ideals. Then you see just how ineffectual the government and opposition are and that's just accepted as normal, and that seems even crazier. Why don't we have anyone fighting against the corruption, the media bias, and total lack of policy direction? Where's the push for progress? Climate action, UBI, expand Medicare to include Mental and Dental health, Reconciliation, there's no fight for anything. Where's the Aussie Bernie Sanders? Is the whole world crazy or is it just me? So, thoughts? Opinions? Please speak freely.

Neil_1 Movies that you enjoy ...
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Hi all As a result of a little posting between myself and Matty, I've decided to create this thread. It's something that so many of us could contribute to ... and there's no right or wrong answer or suggestion ... there's no-one judging, but hopefull... View more

Hi all As a result of a little posting between myself and Matty, I've decided to create this thread. It's something that so many of us could contribute to ... and there's no right or wrong answer or suggestion ... there's no-one judging, but hopefully it will be just a little bit of a distraction for all us (even if for a short time). And if anyone would like to give a little reason for the movie they suggest, then GO FOR IT. Also, don't hold back at just one ... so post away and post often. For starters, I have 3 movies that all begin with the letter S that I really enjoy (although one really begins with the letter T): Sea Of Love (Al Pacino and the big funny guy, who I can't think of right now) Sleepers (powerful movie - awful awful what happens in the first half, but the 2nd half is revenge, oh sweet revenge) The Shawkshank Redemption (Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins - love it) Cheers all Neil

the_motorcycle_boy Favourite Song Lyrics
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Hi Everyone, I thought having a thread for people's favourite song lyrics might be a good idea. Here's a few of mine to get things going. Please remember any lyrics will do, short, long, even your own, Enjoy! "Only humans carry their past around" The... View more

Hi Everyone, I thought having a thread for people's favourite song lyrics might be a good idea. Here's a few of mine to get things going. Please remember any lyrics will do, short, long, even your own, Enjoy! "Only humans carry their past around" The Fall "Let it be" The Beatles "Who's pushin' the pedals on the season cycle?" XTC "Between thought and expression lies a lifetime" The Velvet Underground

Denv12 Musical Instruments: What Do You Play?
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How many members play an instrument? Or even more than one? I play piano.Never learnt the old fashion way though.I found books that show the piano chords and which notes to press.Very simple.There are many websites that cater for that now.I keep a ch... View more

How many members play an instrument? Or even more than one? I play piano.Never learnt the old fashion way though.I found books that show the piano chords and which notes to press.Very simple.There are many websites that cater for that now.I keep a chord chart book at the piano at all times.I even joined songwriting forums too.I've got a few songwriting books. On a bad day I can sit at the piano and feel better after playing some music.Very therapeutic. I used to play guitar.I eventually bought an electric guitar but steel strings arent a good thing for me.Sold the guitar and just went back to improving my piano playing skills. If you want to learn an instrument look online for advice.Plenty of websites.Watch youtube videos too.Start with a basic instrument.If its a guitar or piano just with the basic ones as you can always upgrade later. Learn all you can.There are websites for guitar chords,sites for piano chords.

Denv12 What If Future You Met Young You.What Advice Would You Give Yourself?
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Here's a topic to cheer you up. Think about this. If future you met young you,what advice would you give yourself? Its a back to the future situation.Have you seen those ads where you from the future tries to help younger you? Thats what my thread is... View more

Here's a topic to cheer you up. Think about this. If future you met young you,what advice would you give yourself? Its a back to the future situation.Have you seen those ads where you from the future tries to help younger you? Thats what my thread is all about. Think of all the things you have learnt throughout your life so far.What advice could you give yourself so you could give yourself the best quality of life? Please share you thoughts. Regards Denv12.

MysteryManGuy Anyone play Gears of War?
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I haven't. If so, what do you think of it? Should I get into it? Any tips or warnings? I've had my eye on the series for a while.

I haven't. If so, what do you think of it? Should I get into it? Any tips or warnings? I've had my eye on the series for a while.

Mudcakes Serendipity/fate/coincidence.... Tell me a story 💖
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I believe everything happens for a reason. Somethings that happen I freak out positively and negatively. Like the universe is telling me something. Here’s one, Back in year 6/7 I had a best friend, he and I were very close. We almost dated and he hur... View more

I believe everything happens for a reason. Somethings that happen I freak out positively and negatively. Like the universe is telling me something. Here’s one, Back in year 6/7 I had a best friend, he and I were very close. We almost dated and he hurt me. Broke my heart. I could not listen to the song perfect by Ed Sherran as I would cry thinking of him and I . Like it was intense even the tune. Months later I meet this girl. I realise I am developing feelings for her. Her favourite celebrity was JOJO (the one with the bows) her first question when we met was, what is your orientation? At the time I said straight. Fast-forward and now I know I’m bisexual. JOJO has just come out as part of LGBT. My first realised female celeb crush is in the perfect Ed Sherran music video. So, in conclusion, What is something that has happened to you that made you think, ”Everything happens for a reason” ”The universe is telling me something” ”That’s not at all freaky.” Mudcakes ‍🦺 (Interested to know)