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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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smallwolf Smallwolf's Den
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I have one thread that is my story. I have created one other thread that is a never ending story with a post appearing at random times. I thought about things that I had in games I played and one thing that came to mind was a home. I post replies to ... View more

I have one thread that is my story. I have created one other thread that is a never ending story with a post appearing at random times. I thought about things that I had in games I played and one thing that came to mind was a home. I post replies to other's stories and at the end of the day go to bed. Sometimes there can be things I want to say that might not fit in my story or other threads. So I decided to create this space where conversations might start and stop, change 180 degrees and go onto some some other tangent. You might have a question for me, or vice versa. Perhaps a place to shout or just get away.. so welcome to my den.... A wolf's den... a home... a place of safety. I will describe this space in a future place. If you are looking for a chat, a space to share, come in and sit down around a small fire with a tea or coffee to recharge, for connection (?), re-imagination or anything else.

CalmCat Feel Good Movie Titles That Leave You Smiling
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I love how some movies leave me feeling, so I though we could share movie titles to make more smiles. Starman - 1984 ET - 1982 Little Mermaid - 1989

I love how some movies leave me feeling, so I though we could share movie titles to make more smiles. Starman - 1984 ET - 1982 Little Mermaid - 1989

uncut_gems Social Distancing Film Club
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Hi All, I hope everyone is staying safe and well during this hectic time. Since it looks like a fair number of us are due for some extended time inside, I thought I might poke around Netflix and see what was available that I might recommend. I think ... View more

Hi All, I hope everyone is staying safe and well during this hectic time. Since it looks like a fair number of us are due for some extended time inside, I thought I might poke around Netflix and see what was available that I might recommend. I think this would be a great place to talk about films, especially our favorites to watch when home sick or our go-to rewatchables. The ones below are all available on Australian Netflix as of the time of posting. I did my best to avoid anything too heavy/serious/related to sickness! Action & Adventure: Princess Mononoke (1997): Gorgeously animated environmentalist fairytale with great English-language voice acting John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (2019): incredibly stylish, hyper-violent third entry in the hitman series starring Keanu Reeves The Matrix (1999): mind-bending story about a society run as a computer simulation Jurassic Park (1993): Feel-good but thrilling classic about a theme park where dinosaurs are brought back to life Baby Driver (2017): heist movie about a getaway driver with a great soundtrack Kids & Family Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989): Excellent adventure about the search for the Holy Grail with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery The Iron Giant (1999): Touching animated movie about a boy’s relationship with a robot Shrek/Shrek 2 (2001/2004): Funny animated send-up of fairytales enjoyable for adults as well Matilda (1996): Danny DeVito’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl story of a precocious girl and the unimpressive adults in her life Hairspray (2007): campy adaptation of the John Waters original about an aspiring singer in 1960s Baltimore

Janey42 Looking for Friends!!
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Depression can be very lonely! Is there anyone out there who will be my friend?

Depression can be very lonely! Is there anyone out there who will be my friend?

Not_Batman Whats your Bucket List?
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Hi all. there are things we’ve always wanted to do, aren't there...so this is just a social thread about whats on your bucket list, and a conversation starter. list 3 thing you have on your bucket list that you would like to do. Doesn't have to be gr... View more

Hi all. there are things we’ve always wanted to do, aren't there...so this is just a social thread about whats on your bucket list, and a conversation starter. list 3 thing you have on your bucket list that you would like to do. Doesn't have to be grand, can be anything. Look forward to your list. here we go. 1. Write a book of some sort (sci fi, or historical) 2. Put something into space 3. Learn the piano properly Not_Batman

lemonyb Sharing music!
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Hey Just a little something for people to share their favourite tunes. I've always been a massive music listener, and I'm normally content with the music I regularly listen to and know, but lately I've found that because I've been listening to it all... View more

Hey Just a little something for people to share their favourite tunes. I've always been a massive music listener, and I'm normally content with the music I regularly listen to and know, but lately I've found that because I've been listening to it all so much (out of boredom), I've been wanting to find some new artists and styles to dive into. I also have ALOT of art homework to get done, so looking for things to listen to as I work. I'm up for any suggestions, but I'm super into any kind of hard rock, metal or alternative music! A few songs I'm really enjoying right now are: The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson This House - Hazen Scream - Breakaway Visions - Bring Me The Horizon Another Life - Motionless In White Feel free to share some of your favourites here, and I hope you're all doing well

Nikki_24 Would anyone else like a new friend? I do!
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Hey guys, i've seen a few others posting about looking for friends but they have a few replies already so i thought i'd start a new one. I'm a tad bit lonely as i only have a few close friends but i don't get to see them often, and i also don't reall... View more

Hey guys, i've seen a few others posting about looking for friends but they have a few replies already so i thought i'd start a new one. I'm a tad bit lonely as i only have a few close friends but i don't get to see them often, and i also don't really get to talk to them/don't feel too comfortable talking to them about things personal to me, like when i'm having a hard time. I would really like to make a friend who i can get to know deeply and support, and in return share about myself and feel supported. I find it quite hard to do this sometimes when everyone is so busy with life! I've been feeling quite isolated lately and am really craving deep connection with people who are understanding and kind. So if anyone is in the same boat as me, hit me up! Here's a bit about me: I'm in my 20s, love the beach, skating, gym, reading. I'm at uni studying psychology. I'm very introverted - probably too introverted for my own good, i want to have friends but then also want to spend time by myself...bit of a stitch up haha I think I'll leave it at that for now...also happy new year

Whatsinaname Happy new year!
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Hi everyone, Just want to wish you all a very happy new year. I have a little toddler so I won't see it to 12, but I hope everyone has a good night no matter what they are doing!

Hi everyone, Just want to wish you all a very happy new year. I have a little toddler so I won't see it to 12, but I hope everyone has a good night no matter what they are doing!

Centaured Music zone
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Music gets me through. I'm sure it helps you too. Here's a space to talk about your likes and dislikes, favourite genres, bands, songs etc. And now live music is starting up some state, we can share the gigs too. Or make one of our own in this space.... View more

Music gets me through. I'm sure it helps you too. Here's a space to talk about your likes and dislikes, favourite genres, bands, songs etc. And now live music is starting up some state, we can share the gigs too. Or make one of our own in this space. Crank up the bass and blast those tunes huh