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  1. MyVinylVeins

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    I noticed that many of you Skullbrainers are from Australia. Just wanted to say that I hope you're all safe. We're thinking of you and the many animals affected and trying to help as best as we can here in the US. Be safe! <3
     
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    It's a horrible situation for sure but blatant pandering like this just pisses a lot of people off.. "thoughts and prayers" right? Not saying you should donate or anything but fuck off to everybody that is posting 'heartfelt, earnest' photos and memes just purely for brownie points amongst their friends and likes.
     
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    Nah, it doesn’t, you’re just miserable.Be safe
     
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    Miserable and stressed because I have friends and family affected by fire? Yeah I guess you're probably right... thanks for your smug-ass post
     
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    You’re always miserable, I truly hope you find some peace within yourself. I am sorry for you and every living thing affected by this. I think about it more than you know. I have friends there too btw and have helped recruit people here to aid in relief efforts. Maybe just let down your bullshit walls for half a second and just say thank you.
     
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    not well
     
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    @chimmychazz - I kind of expected that not everyone would approve as this isn’t a post about toys... I don’t really care though. If one person here appreciates this then I did what I sought out to do. If not, I tried. I didn’t make this post to start an unnecessary battle. I want those affected to know that people around the world are feeling this tragedy and are making efforts to help. If some are to consumed with their own personal issues to realize that, I can’t help them. Still, it isn’t going to stop me from wishing them well.
     
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    I should have kept my mouth shut edit.
     
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    I can see where Glenn is coming from. It’s frustrating being in the actual situation and knowing that “thoughts and prayers” don’t really do much. It’s like the episode of The Family Guy when Seamus posts in Peter’s Facebook status “what happened? Are you ok? Let me know if you need anything. ANYTHING” and then Peter responds back with “give me your car.” Seamus goes back and deletes his comment and types “sending positive vibes.” They are just words and some people don’t want words. Him actually bring there and going through these tragic events maybe he’s just tired of all talk and no action. So you don’t really have a right to tell him he’s miserable because yes, he really is. Risk of losing it all and all we’re doing is providing internet hugs.
     
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    @foto junkaay- I have a right to call him miserable because he is, through and through, not just because of this tragedy. He tries to get a rise out of everyone, he wouldn’t behave that way if there wasn’t some deeper cause. I guess you failed to see the part where I mentioned I was recruiting people to help. To elaborate, sewing Joey pouches and knitting nests for wild life rescue etc. collecting funds for relief efforts... even if I wasn’t doing that, sending some kind words shouldn’t be shot down. Sometimes it’s all someone has to offer. We appreciated kind words during 911 and Sandy here, and ( God forbid) something happens here again, I, for one, will welcome them with an open heart. If these words help one person find some peace in this chaos, I’ve been successful. This isn’t an episode of family guy, it’s real people offering support for a very real situation.
     
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    As I mentioned, this is not meant to be a negative thread. If you have something negative to say, please keep it to yourself. I shouldn’t have to justify good intentions. If you can’t see that, I’m sorry for you. I want you to know we are making our best efforts here to help, not just with words. We’re with you Australia, all of you. I will only be responding to friendly comments from now on.
     
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    You don't even know him - but sure, you have a right to call him that, even if you're wrong. Which you are.

    And we wouldn't want to upset them would we?, their feelings are more important than an actual Aussie living in actual Australia. I think he has the right to say whatever he wants about this subject.

    Thank you 'Queen of the Internet'. We will never criticise a misjudged post of yours ever again. You are never wrong, I forgot about that.
     
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    Positivity on this forum is similar to an infection in the body. To some it will trigger a natural immune response to attack it because it feels so alien here. Nice gesture though!
     
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    Its funny when people say this. I see waaay more positivity on this board compared to negativity.

    Pity the gesture is more about the person posting, rather than the disaster itself. Looks to me like her Majesty wants a pat on the back for how incredibly caring she is. JUST SAY THANK YOU, dammit :lol:

     
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    Our countries fucked and we all have friends and family who have lost shit in the blaze. My own suburb has its own history of fires, hopefully notthing transpires but we still have a few gruelling months ahead. @MyVinylVeins if Glenn's response to what he perceives as virtue signalling pisses you off, turn the other cheek and get back onto the topic on hand. I give my love to those who are helping out and sympathetic to our country - you are already doing more than our own members in parliament. For real though, this shit is already depressing and this topic just makes it worse. Fuuuuuck this.
     
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    FFS I was just talking about all the unbearable do-goody, wildlife-savey social media smugness with a friend the other day and told her "You know the one place where that bullshit hasn't arrived yet? My nerdy little toy board." :|

    Also, "offering kind words" and then getting all passive-aggressive because the people those words were intended for aren't grateful? Not sure that's how it works.

    Fret not though, fellow Australians, I have assembled a team of donkeys that I shall whip all day to help. Thoughts & brayers, amirite..???

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    Nailed it.
     
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    Guyz please, if you really want to bring Koala back from extinction, please I beg of you please.. buy my piece of shit t-shirt

     
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    Even if you piss off ten along the way, yeah? Take the positive reinforcement and ignore everything else, because your main aim is to make yourself feel good.

    There's also something incredibly arrogant about phrasing your post to sound like you're speaking for an entire country!
     
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    Why not turn the thread into a conduit for connecting people interested in helping with those actually helping. As an agnostic trending towards atheism, I don’t believe those thoughts and prayers are gonna help a kangaroo with 3rd degree burns.

    My friend down under recommended this organization if y’all are looking for somewhere to donate.

    https://www.gerf.org.au/

    I havent verified the groups mentioned here, but many are known globally and it’s at least a good starting point for research as well:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cb...tims-evacuees-firefighters-animals-wildfires/
     
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    @Michael Beverage- Thank you, I’ll mention those organizations to my groups. I’m sure this information will be appreciated. We are doing what we can, where we can. Unfortunately, being on the ( literal) other side of the world, limits our abilities and resources. I don’t believe in “God” in the traditional sense that there’s some omnipotent being out there so when people say they are going to get together to pray, I kinda wish they would do more...still it’s a kind gesture and one that was appreciated by many during our own tragic events in NYC. We can’t do much and helping with wild life rescue efforts as well as sending funds is just about all we can do for the moment. Who knows, maybe we’ll organize after the blaze is snuffed and come plant trees/ rebuild homes. This is a sensitive subject for many, I hesitated to post here considering the content but knew there were many people on this board that are directly affected... I thought they’d like to know that we care and are doing the best we can. Far from looking for glorification but if it’s that how they want to perceive this, it’s out of my control. Let them express what they want, I won’t be responding to it.
     
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    @MiscreationToys- so I’ve noticed lol. I really just think it’s a handful of people though. I’m not surprised by the response honestly. It’s the same people giving me shit for whatever reason they’ve perceived in their heads. It’s cool, let them, I’m ignoring them. Thank you for your comment. If you’re in Australia, be safe.
     
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    Incredible. You're a proper narcissist. It couldn't possibly be anything you said or did could it.
     
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    I appreciate your good intentions but I’m sorry, this is just a lot of blathering on with no substance.... try providing some useful information about helping those affected in the thread.

    What are your groups you are involved with doing for Australia? Maybe folks here would be interested in donating to the cause.
     

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