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BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

artsy fartsy posted:

I think of a dresser as having a mirror and a lower surface (you get dressed in front of it) and a chest of drawers just a tall box with drawers. Both probably full of clothes.

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SO DEMANDING
Dec 27, 2003




bike tory posted:



I can smell it from here

all this and much, much more can be found in the squalor thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

This poo poo is just baffling to me.

How do you not get up to go the john or the kitchen and think "why don't I grab that dish, empty soda can or piled up ashtray and dispose of it somewhere along the way?"

I'm not the single tidiest person on the planet and often leave clothes or something lying around on occasion but, as lazy and unmotivated as I can sometimes be, I usually make it a habit to at least scan my immediate surroundings when I move to a different room and make a cursory decision to see if anything could handle a minor relocation on my planned journey.

Christ, even if you're a shut in, MMO playing, chain smoking, alcoholic fast food eating swamp sow, how do you not notice that your accumulated filth is making the ONE thing you actually do (play computer games) that much harder by virtue of ashes in your mouse and keyboard or beer cans and plates encroaching on your mousepad?

It's like someone who ONLY watches TV all day not noticing the mountain of trash obscuring the screen.

ToxicSlurpee
Nov 5, 2003

-=SEND HELP=-




Pillbug

Depression, addiction, that sort of thing. I think in the worst cases people have gotten to the point where they just absolutely no longer care.

SubponticatePoster
Aug 9, 2004

Every day takes figurin' out all over again how to fuckin' live.


Slippery Tilde

ToxicSlurpee posted:

Depression, addiction, that sort of thing. I think in the worst cases people have gotten to the point where they just absolutely no longer care.
Yeah, it's mental illness. I feel extra bad for the dogs You can see they're matted and also filthy.

Bonus points to that keyboard on the last page though, I'm amazed it still functions at all with several ashtrays dumped into it.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof



SO DEMANDING posted:

all this and much, much more can be found in the squalor thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1



I'm the other dog almost hidden in the trash

Screaming Idiot
Nov 26, 2007

JUST POSTING WHILE JERKIN' MY GHERKIN SITTIN' IN A PERKINS!

BEATS SELLING MERKINS.


Fun Shoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsGCMhBmcO4

cash crab
Apr 4, 2015

all the time i am eating from the trashcan. the name of this trashcan is ideology



BiggerBoat posted:

This poo poo is just baffling to me.

I think people like that sometimes do notice, but there's a convoluted mental reason why it's really hard for them to do anything about it. They might be really isolated and feel like they don't "deserve" to have nice surroundings, especially if they feel like no one will ever see them, and the longer they stay isolated the more they reinforce the idea that they are undeserving of human contact. Cleaning up suggests they feel some sense of hope, which they might not.

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

ToxicSlurpee posted:

Depression, addiction, that sort of thing. I think in the worst cases people have gotten to the point where they just absolutely no longer care.


SubponticatePoster posted:

Yeah, it's mental illness.


I know and I've been there myself.

I suffer from addiction and depression and have spent some fairly prolonged periods where all I did was drink, rip bong hits, jack off to porn, surf the web and play video games. I've had suicidal ideations on occasion and went through stretches where I cut myself off and isolated myself from society but never just made a decision to drown in my own cigarette butts, bong water, cum rags, oily bed sheets, spider webs and rodent droppings.

To the contrary, often "straightening up" a bit or at least taking out the garbage or, if not DOING the dishes, at least getting them to the loving sink would help. Maybe not with the depression but with at least allowing my little PlayStation & Porn Command Center to be more enjoyable and accommodating to my downward spiral needs at the time.

Why do I think WoW and not heroin, meth, obesity, chronic unemployment or alcoholism is the common denominator here in all these photos?

Peanut Butter
Nov 7, 2011

Wee mannie


You're not wrong, though WoW is often comorbid with obesity, alcoholism and smoking. I'm trying to imagine being addicted to heroin and WoW at the same time and Jesus Christ

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

cash crab posted:

I think people like that sometimes do notice, but there's a convoluted mental reason why it's really hard for them to do anything about it. They might be really isolated and feel like they don't "deserve" to have nice surroundings, especially if they feel like no one will ever see them, and the longer they stay isolated the more they reinforce the idea that they are undeserving of human contact. Cleaning up suggests they feel some sense of hope, which they might not.

I've met a few people who found themselves in similar environments, but never that bad.

My mom is severely bipolar, has multiple suicide attempts under her belt and more and is more and more of a hoarder as she ages. One thing I've noticed about these folks is that they hate, HATE it, when you try to lend a hand and start helping them tidy up a bit.

I mean, like, not even wanting you to toss out a Mountain Dew bottle full of cigarette butts, carry a plate to the kitchen, change the bong water or gather up an over flowing trash can bag and take it out. They seem to be almost possessive about their filth after a while. "I have everything where I want it. I can find everything". You're upsetting their apple cart if you shuffle an old pizza box to the recycling bin or they have an "allergic reaction" and it "smells too strong" if you spray some Lysol or Fabreeze around or some poo poo.

I started doing my mom's laundry for her after she began to stink and just let clothes pile up all over the place and she bitched at me for not separating them or at how I folded things. Never mind she never put her clothes away or hung them up. When I washed and vacuumed her car, she'd get upset about a receipt or an expired coupon that may have been trashed or worried about whether the car wash was soft touch or something. Some plate or fork that had dried, caked food on it CANT GO IN THE DISHWASHER because it will ruin it.

poo poo like that.

It's bizarre to me

ToxicSlurpee
Nov 5, 2003

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Pillbug

Peanut Butter posted:

You're not wrong, though WoW is often comorbid with obesity, alcoholism and smoking. I'm trying to imagine being addicted to heroin and WoW at the same time and Jesus Christ

MMO addiction is a real thing and is a far bigger problem than people think. Of course like you said it often comes with other addictions tied to it but it's still an addiction. Really you can get addicted to almost anything. In the case of video game addiction a lot of them are specifically designed to hijack your brain's reward centers. Even the ones that weren't specifically designed that way manage to hijack it; there's always a bit more dopamine at the end of another grind. If the only thing that makes you happy is getting a cooler item after yet another raid then you're going to be at risk of falling into that hole.

Since it's a legal addiction and mostly involves recluses not going out and crashing cars it flies under the radar even though it can absolutely demolish your life like booze or heroin can.

Wowporn
May 31, 2012

HarumphHarumphHarumph


It's similar to gambling addiction but you don't even have to leave the house to do it. Especially if you look at the way both those things cause people to neglect things like children, jobs, etc. They aren't "dangerous" in the way substance abuse is but they still totally gently caress up the lives of you and anyone dependent on you, how many "cps took my kids (cause all I do is grind in wow)" stories have there been this decade

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

Yeah, I had an old high school D&D buddy who got into WoW that was always trying to get me to sign on and play. I told him I already suffered from addiction and, at the time, was married with a newborn so an MMO addiction was the last thing I wanted to tempt myself with so no thanks.

He basically disappeared from the text chains, FB posts, meet ups and normal social grids that friends tend to use and, when he did show himself, talked about NOTHING but WoW. I mean NOTHING else. This lasted about a year or two and I think he's over it now but for a while he was a one subject person in any conversation.

And, yes, during that period, his living environment was centered around his PC and had "spores" surrounding it like full ashtrays and empty soda cans, but not like the extreme pictures that have been posted.

Glad I never signed up for any of those games. Or game online in general. I stick to board games.

jobson groeth
May 17, 2018

by FactsAreUseless


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Peanut Butter
Nov 7, 2011

Wee mannie



The 'A' in AUG doesn't stand for awesome, buddy.

Also, I was taking a piss in the local shopping centre and saw this. Naturally, I thought of you guys.



What kind of monster would do this to the poor cleaners?

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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I don't think that one guy has to "say no" to unplanned pregnancies.

oldpainless
Oct 30, 2009

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BiggerBoat posted:

I know and I've been there myself.

all I did was drink, rip bong hits, jack off to porn, surf the web and play video games.

Living the dream

LingcodKilla
Dec 28, 2002

I ate too much crab and transformed into this.



That roller rink guy is suspect.

Sandwich Anarchist
Sep 12, 2008









Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


Ham Wrangler

I often have issues keeping my place clean, for various reasons, the saddest part is when I realize that the only time I really get the place fixed up and looking nice is when other people are coming over. Like I don't appreciate myself enough to keep my living space clean and organized but I will do it for others. I'm working on it. But it has never been a conscious decision like "I don't deserve nice things" but more of a subconscious lack of respect for myself.

cash crab
Apr 4, 2015

all the time i am eating from the trashcan. the name of this trashcan is ideology




In one ear and have another

Tubgoat
Jun 30, 2013



I'm super unmotivated because capitalism is a gently caress, but I still get dishes and laundry done, even manage to change my sheets sometimes. I will never ever have Bachelor Sink.

What does AUG stand for, precisely?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Tubgoat posted:

I'm super unmotivated because capitalism is a gently caress, but I still get dishes and laundry done, even manage to change my sheets sometimes. I will never ever have Bachelor Sink.

What does AUG stand for, precisely?

Awkward
Ugly
Gross

Tubgoat
Jun 30, 2013



Hihohe
Oct 4, 2008

Fuck you and the sun you live under



its also the sound you make when someone posts something thread appropriate


Tubgoat
Jun 30, 2013



No, it was more of an enthusiastic deep giggle-groan, in this specific instance.

My other favorite is "WHY!!?"

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

For that you get the head...

the tail...

the whole damned thing.

oldpainless posted:

Living the dream

Yeah, but with no one to share it with what was the point?

Dixville posted:

I often have issues keeping my place clean, for various reasons, the saddest part is when I realize that the only time I really get the place fixed up and looking nice is when other people are coming over. Like I don't appreciate myself enough to keep my living space clean and organized but I will do it for others. I'm working on it. But it has never been a conscious decision like "I don't deserve nice things" but more of a subconscious lack of respect for myself.

This is perfectly normal. We're looking at and discussing lost causes who can't even be bothered to carry an empty Mountain Dew can or a pizza box to the waste basket when they pause their game to take a poo poo.

Assuming they get up to take a poo poo I mean.

Or pause their game.

Screaming Idiot
Nov 26, 2007

JUST POSTING WHILE JERKIN' MY GHERKIN SITTIN' IN A PERKINS!

BEATS SELLING MERKINS.


Fun Shoe

BiggerBoat posted:

Yeah, but with no one to share it with what was the point?


This is perfectly normal. We're looking at and discussing lost causes who can't even be bothered to carry an empty Mountain Dew can or a pizza box to the waste basket when they pause their game to take a poo poo.

Assuming they get up to take a poo poo I mean.

Or pause their game.

YOU CAN'T PAUSE WOW GRANDPA

CHRIST

Tubgoat
Jun 30, 2013



You can Hearth or even just log for a minute, takes 10 seconds. But yeah, mid-battle was always bullshit.

Rad-daddio
Apr 25, 2017

100% rad


artsy fartsy posted:

I think of a dresser as having a mirror and a lower surface (you get dressed in front of it) and a chest of drawers just a tall box with drawers. Both probably full of clothes piss.
ftfy

artsy fartsy
May 9, 2014

You'll be ahead instead of behind. Hello!

I've cleaned a lot of public bathrooms and I know for a fact the piss goes in the trash can

Rad-daddio
Apr 25, 2017

100% rad


artsy fartsy posted:

I've cleaned a lot of public bathrooms and I know for a fact the piss goes in the trash can

I worked at a machine shop where one of the guys would piss in an empty 5 gallon pail that was on the side of the building.


...we found out one day when the sun finally degraded the plastic and the heated piss leaked out and stunk for days and he fessed up. I still don't know what that guy was drinking/eating to make his pee stink so bad. We fired him shorty after(not because of the piss thing), but I never got a chance to ask him.

Lakedaimon
Jan 11, 2007



Solice Kirsk posted:

Oh boy! I've got a lot of bad date stories!

On my first real date at a bar (I had just turned 21 and been to bars before obviously, just never on an actual date to one) I didn't understand that people would go to a bar for anything else than to get absolutely annihilated as quickly as possible. I proceeded to have something like 10 drinks in an hour and tried to get the entire bar to sing "Dig Up Her Bones." It should be noted that the bar was not playing that song at the time, but I felt like we should all be singing it anyways. This was at like 5pm. She left at some point shortly after that (don't really remember) and it was pretty awkward for a few days at work together.

This reminds me of something that happened ages ago. I was walking up to the mall and wearing a "Die Die my Darling" shirt and some guy went zooming by in a pickup truck and yelled "Misfits are tight!"

Baller Ina
Oct 21, 2010


oldpainless posted:

The piss congealed, thereby sealing the cracks and creating a barrier

More like old...

fiberless? I dunno

grittyreboot
Oct 2, 2012



Peanut Butter posted:

The 'A' in AUG doesn't stand for awesome, buddy.

Also, I was taking a piss in the local shopping centre and saw this. Naturally, I thought of you guys.



What kind of monster would do this to the poor cleaners?

That's just malicious. Every single toilet seat at my job has piss on them. Not like a little droplet here and there, every inch of seat is evenly covered by piss. Like if they attached a garden hose nozzle set to mist to their dick.

Dillbag
Mar 4, 2007

Click here to join Lem Lee in the Hell Of Being Cut To Pieces


Nap Ghost

Peanut Butter posted:

The 'A' in AUG doesn't stand for awesome, buddy.

Also, I was taking a piss in the local shopping centre and saw this. Naturally, I thought of you guys.



What kind of monster would do this to the poor cleaners?

artsy fartsy
May 9, 2014

You'll be ahead instead of behind. Hello!

I once cleaned a toilet where the guy apparently took the trouble to lift the seat, then squatted back as far as he could and dropped a huge, wet pile all over the back of the rim.

Also unclogged a few of those prison-style toilets where you could tell somebody had horrible diarrhea, tried to flush it, gave up and just squeezed out another big dollop on top of everything instead. I kinda liked how those told a story, ending in defeat.

ETA: I used to refuse to clean the hair out of my shower drain because I was so grossed out. Haha!

Tubgoat
Jun 30, 2013



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Apr 23, 2014



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