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dealing with insanity?

Post by karl » Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:53 pm

hi,i was just thinking,when you are alone somewhere in the paw,like say your staying in a building,with other people or on your own,and you rarely/never leave.plus you can hear zombies roaming around,there is a good chance your going to go insane.but how do we stop this??i saw on a survival programe on tv about surviving a virus(non zombie :wink: )and he said to stay in a place and keep your mind occupied with books and stuff.does anyone here know any other ways to avoid insanity?it would be very helpful,because i think this would be a big point in the paw.thanks,


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Post by bjackson1289 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:52 pm

Masturbation helped me when I was stuck in the bed for about 8 weeks with a broke leg. I doubt that would help long term but anywho...
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Post by HeresToLife88 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:26 pm

in my BOB i keep a deck of playing cards and im gonna add a book when i find one. you could do something like that, try not to include tthings that use batteries, you'll need those for other things. a deck of playing cards is deffinitly a good thing, especially if your in a group keep some around.

The only thing that can truly make you forget of otuside is bringing a nice collection of porn with you, but i dunno if thats gonna be the first thing on your mind in an attack...... well maybe...
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Post by TOGLE » Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:10 pm

I really like the playing card idea. I read a book once where the main character kept his sanity learning coin tricks. Keeping in shape would kill some time and give you some kind of structure to the day. The art of Taekwon-do was focused by General Choi Hong Hi while in prison (Several other Martial Arts were born in a cell too) .
Maybe keeping some kind of log of events (even if just scratched onto walls) may help to stay grounded in reality. OR two words-------PUPPET SHOWS.
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Post by HeresToLife88 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:45 pm

Puppet shows would keep me occupied for a while, as long as your quiet about it so as not to attract attention heh
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Post by Aine » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:01 pm

It's time like this where I hope I'll be locked in a place with paint or something, like maybe a warehouse or garage, then I can just paint ginormous murals, and even if you don't have paint you can use black shoe polish, and generally improvise.

This is where also I had figured dancing could come in, perhaps revert back to the folk days, etc.etc. stories by word of mouth, folk dancing, perhaps even singing if someone is decent at it.

Think about it, someone who can sing and bring any new arts in the PAW I could see as being wildly valuable. Although not everybody may see them as valuable, I like to keep occupied.
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Post by HeresToLife88 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:06 pm

im gonna have to also agree with aine's idea of art, paint would keep me pretty occupied, especailly where i'd be heading we have shelves upon shelves of it, enough to keep me occupied for a hell of a long time. Its the theatre area of a school so theres paint and plenty of other stuff to keep me occupied.

Also theres, art room right next door that i could get into easy, so if its safe in there and i feel like risking it, there would be tons of paper, and more paint, otherwise the wall is my canvis
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Post by TheShadow324 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:25 pm

Yeah, cards, got 'em, I got a 3000 page book in my bag, but in PAW I think I would go throught that in about a week. Definatly working out. If by some chance I had time I would definatly grab my guitar, and HeresToLife and I would come out the best bassist and guitarist in the world. I have paper, pens, pencils, and extras, so I would write and draw and what not.
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Post by HeresToLife88 » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:36 pm

agreed, if i was at home i'd deffinitly grab my bass and BOB and head up to the school, just gotta grab some more strings, a musical instrument is deffinitly a great choice to keep you sane.
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Post by bgaesop » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:42 pm

Masturbation and exercising have always worked for me when I'm stuck in Arkansas for two weeks at a time. Doesn't completely eliminate it, but it does stave off the cabin fever for a while. The playing cards thing is a really good idea, I'll have to grab one of those mini-decks.

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Post by Jack » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:56 pm

TOGLE, I see someone else read American Gods. A good book. In a PAW situation, although there are certianly some mental types that would be severely affected (and perhaps many people would indeed go insane), I think that just daily living/scavenging/surviving would take up a huge part of your available daylight hours. As a side activity I'd practice my writing/rhetoric skills....people are eventually going to need to get back together and an organization formed.

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Post by TOGLE » Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:14 pm

American Gods, yep, me and the misses actually took a trip to Rock City because of that book.

Interesting insight about survivers that would become unhinged. Adding to the threat of a collapsed social stucture, the undead, and scavengers/bandits with ill intent.

I'm sticking with the puppets, If I go crazy I can blame one of them.
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Post by Cricket » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:30 pm

Whoa! Someone else has read American Gods! :lol:

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Post by ghostface » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:33 pm

I'm betting quite a few of us have.
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Post by bgaesop » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:33 pm

I've had it recommended to me. Is it good?

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Post by BloodLust » Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:08 am

Mental:
- Deck of cards
- Small puzzles
- Maybe LEGO in BOL
- If possible, maybe a Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP with a small solar charger that you use on other things. They already have games which are a few hundred in only 1 cartridge.

Physical: Keeps you sane and fit at the same time.
- Calisthenics
- Plyometrics
- Isometrics
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Post by Sage » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:25 am

In the PAW I am thinking I have a fifty fifty chance of losing it. If everyone I know and love is dead I'll wander around trying to help others in a vain attempt to bring the ones I loved back to life. If I managed to save them then i can keep my hold on sanity by just thinking I have to be at my best to protect them
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Re: dealing with insanity?

Post by WALZEY » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:37 am

karl wrote:hi,i was just thinking,when you are alone somewhere in the paw,like say your staying in a building,with other people or on your own,and you rarely/never leave.plus you can hear zombies roaming around,there is a good chance your going to go insane.but how do we stop this??i saw on a survival programe on tv about surviving a virus(non zombie :wink: )and he said to stay in a place and keep your mind occupied with books and stuff.does anyone here know any other ways to avoid insanity?it would be very helpful,because i think this would be a big point in the paw.thanks,


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Vidio games for me thats what I'd do I love my GBA soon to begetting a DS I love portable gameing.

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Post by TheShadow324 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:46 am

I'd just make sure you're careful with any electronics you've got. If you don't have a solar charger like BloodLust said than your gaming fun will be over quick, and if you do then you had better be careful about not smashing the shit out of it while your running/hiking/camping/swimming.
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Post by multipass » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:01 pm

karl wrote:hi,i was just thinking,when you are alone somewhere in the paw,like say your staying in a building,with other people or on your own,and you rarely/never leave.plus you can hear zombies roaming around,there is a good chance your going to go insane.but how do we stop this??i saw on a survival programe on tv about surviving a virus(non zombie :wink: )and he said to stay in a place and keep your mind occupied with books and stuff.does anyone here know any other ways to avoid insanity?it would be very helpful,because i think this would be a big point in the paw.thanks,


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You may be refering to Chris ryans Terror alert series. He states in the first episode that covers a nuclear attackt hat doing exercises and playing cards, reading etc will keep you active and help stow away insanity and loneliness. The virus episode was a mutagen strain of Flu or something and it started with him saying to stay at home, until the military moves you out to containment areas to check your not infected.
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Post by DragoBloodlust » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:22 pm

I read an interview once, with a military speacialist who traned soldiers in isolation and torture survival. He said that the easiest ways to avoid going insane during long periods of isolation was...survey says: Masturbation. He also reccomended playing your favorite movie in your head, singing aloud or in your head. Play a round of golf or your favorite sport/game in your head. Exercise, if possible.

I would take my guns apart and clean them. Constantly inventory and reorganize my supplies.
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Post by Cricket » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:39 pm

bgaesop wrote:I've had it recommended to me. Is it good?
Yes, very good. Its written by the guy who did "Sandman". Neil Gaiman.

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Post by bgaesop » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:09 pm

Cricket wrote:
bgaesop wrote:I've had it recommended to me. Is it good?
Yes, very good. Its written by the guy who did "Sandman". Neil Gaiman.
Ooohoohoohoo, it's definitely on my list now. I've got it on hold at my local library. On topic:you could read this book!

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Post by Zevi » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:09 pm

I'd play shogi, I can make pieces out of just about anything and I can play for hours on end.
Though if I dont have anyone to play with I guess I'd just wank, thats gotten me out of many a tough situation.
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