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Hi! Former woo-woo from Australia here.

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posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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I thought I'd do the polite thing and introduce myself after having just signed up.

I'm an Australian woman who used to be a woo-woo for a while but "wanted to beleive" so much I ended up in a psych ward for two weeks back in early 1999.


After that I realised I had not been basing my beliefs on evidence. No more wishful thinking for me. I started to immerse myself in logic and critical thinking.

I've been posting in woo and skeptical forums for many years, and have often been linked to ATS, and so today I decided I would sign up to join the fray.

Kind regards to all,
Orph.




posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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Thanks for the introduction i particulary like the Psych ward lie to make yourself sound more like a looney tune apart from that welcome and i will look forward to reading your posts then i'll make my mind up fellow Aussie



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:49 PM
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Keep in mind that "woo" is generally considered a derogatory term as applied to those curious about the type of topics on ATS.



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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Hello and welcome!

Help us non-Aussie mates out a bit... what is a "woo"?



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by GuyverUnit I

Help us non-Aussie mates out a bit... what is a "woo"?



woo-woo adj. concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific; mysterious; new agey. Also n., a person who has mystical or new age beliefs. *


Or maybe she's from Woomera.


Welcome aboard Orphia.



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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Welcome.

I hope you find what your looking for; hope to see you around!



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by KeeperOfGenisis
Thanks for the introduction i particulary like the Psych ward lie to make yourself sound more like a looney tune apart from that welcome and i will look forward to reading your posts then i'll make my mind up fellow Aussie


Please don't invalidate my experience. It was a terrible time, but was a valuable lesson.


At one of the forums I post at, Freedom Crows Nest, the believers in the paranormal, conspiracy theories, etc, describe themselves as "woo-woos". Is that not done here? Sorry to offend anyone.

Thanks for the welcomes, everyone. I see a lot of interesting topics to whet my appetite. Of course, the most interesting ones are very long and it will take me a lot of lurking before I can say something that hasn't been said before!



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 10:29 PM
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Where I come form a woo-woo is a ummm......a.......well....something a lady of the night would do - wink wink nudge nudge.

So here I am clicking on a thread thinking I am going to hear woo woo stories.

Imagine my disappointment when I click and no woo woo, for that matter no nookie nookie, no ta ta, no voom voom, no clack clack, and seriously no bada bing!

Oh well, I say welcome aussie - may your stay be long and plentiful.

Unlike my woo woo life. C'est la vie

Dorian Soran

The "woo woo" doctor!



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by Dorian Soran
Where I come form a woo-woo is a ummm......a.......well....something a lady of the night would do - wink wink nudge nudge.

So here I am clicking on a thread thinking I am going to hear woo woo stories.

Imagine my disappointment when I click and no woo woo, for that matter no nookie nookie, no ta ta, no voom voom, no clack clack, and seriously no bada bing!

Oh well, I say welcome aussie - may your stay be long and plentiful.

Unlike my woo woo life. C'est la vie

Dorian Soran

The "woo woo" doctor!


You come from the same place The Sims come from?


Thanks for the welcome, Doctor!



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by Orphia Nay

Originally posted by Dorian Soran
Where I come form a woo-woo is a ummm......a.......well....something a lady of the night would do - wink wink nudge nudge.

So here I am clicking on a thread thinking I am going to hear woo woo stories.

Imagine my disappointment when I click and no woo woo, for that matter no nookie nookie, no ta ta, no voom voom, no clack clack, and seriously no bada bing!

Oh well, I say welcome aussie - may your stay be long and plentiful.

Unlike my woo woo life. C'est la vie

Dorian Soran

The "woo woo" doctor!


You come from the same place The Sims come from?


Thanks for the welcome, Doctor!


Greetings my fair Orphia may I ask a question? I guess I just did. May I ask another? Oh trite this is tiresome.

Anyway - why the SIMS reference? That is the second time in 2 years someone has made that reference to me on here. I know it is a video game but I have never played it since I am always too busy curing the ill and all.

Was it something I said in my post that is in the sims game or reminded you of the sims? Or was that just an off the cuff link remark?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Dorian Soran

The good doctor!



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:03 PM
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Dear Dorian,

In the game The Sims, when you make the Sim/s, er, do the deed in bed, the action is called "Woo Hoo".

You said "where I come from" woo woo means that, er, deed. I forgot The Sims call it Woo Hoo, not Woo Woo.

I have no idea why anyone else would have mentioned The Sims when referring to you personally.

Hope that helps.

Kind regards,
Orph.



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:11 PM
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Ahhh my dear you have answered my question beyond my wildest dreams.

In a thread a long time ago on a server far far away I made a comment about someones "woo - hoo" ummm....uhhh....well nevermind and that is what the other sims comment must have been generated towards. I never took the time to ask the former poster about the SIMS, because I was busy, ummmm curing someone I do thinketh. So I finally took the time to query the latter and you came through for me.

10,000 thank yous are heaped upon you, and remember if the 10,000 heaping thank yous injure you, I can cure that!

Dorian Soran

The good doctor!



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Or maybe she's from Woomera.


Welcome aboard Orphia.



If she's from Woomera, then wouldnt I also be considered a Woo

Or more appropriately a temporary Woo



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by Dorian Soran
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Ahhh my dear you have answered my question beyond my wildest dreams.

In a thread a long time ago on a server far far away I made a comment about someones "woo - hoo" ummm....uhhh....well nevermind and that is what the other sims comment must have been generated towards. I never took the time to ask the former poster about the SIMS, because I was busy, ummmm curing someone I do thinketh. So I finally took the time to query the latter and you came through for me.

10,000 thank yous are heaped upon you, and remember if the 10,000 heaping thank yous injure you, I can cure that!

Dorian Soran

The good doctor!



Yay! I'm happy that helped you. Thanks very much for the thanks.

Say, Doctor, I have a sore eye.
Can you help with that?



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by Orphia Nay
No more wishful thinking for me. I started to immerse myself in logic and critical thinking.

You're going to feel out of place here then.


Greetings fellow Australian.



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by Orphia Nay

Originally posted by Dorian Soran
reply to post by Orphia Nay
 


Ahhh my dear you have answered my question beyond my wildest dreams.

In a thread a long time ago on a server far far away I made a comment about someones "woo - hoo" ummm....uhhh....well nevermind and that is what the other sims comment must have been generated towards. I never took the time to ask the former poster about the SIMS, because I was busy, ummmm curing someone I do thinketh. So I finally took the time to query the latter and you came through for me.

10,000 thank yous are heaped upon you, and remember if the 10,000 heaping thank yous injure you, I can cure that!

Dorian Soran

The good doctor!



Yay! I'm happy that helped you. Thanks very much for the thanks.

Say, Doctor, I have a sore eye.
Can you help with that?



Ahhh yes, this to can be cured. Take a wash cloth - wait - take 2.

Wet one with cold water - the other with very warm - wait - make it kind of warm , or rather warm but not VERY.

Close the eye - and lightly press the cold cloth on the eye - wait 10 seconds and now the warm. Repeat until the rather warm cloth becomes cold.


Dorian Soran

Doctor Woo ( Copyright © 1971-2009 )



posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 11:24 PM
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Welcome, Ive never heard that term other than for a lass' private area? Hence i laughed at your title!

Welcome fellow Aussie gal, noiiiice to have another chikadee here instead of just the aussie blokes.



posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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Thanks, Nventual
and zazzafrazz!
Nice to meet some fellow Aussies!

Thanks for the advice, Dorian.

Sadly, I can barely touch my eye with anything. It normally weeps a lot (due to blephyritis, apparently) and I usually have to dab it with a tissue every hour or so. But this makes it become sore, hence my 'sore eye'. It feels bruised (but it looks normal) and is giving me a headache. But I might try your warm/cool washer advice after I've taken some strong pain tablets before I go to bed.



posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 04:34 AM
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You seem interesting. I mean, I've never spoken to anyone who had to dab their eye with a tissue every hour.

I don't want to appear too forth-coming or intrusive but if you don't mind me asking do you still experience what it was that put you in hospital in 1999? I bet you finally understood what "keeping your head out of the clouds" meant, ey? I actually got a few 'errors' myself, although it's hard to say whether they existed before my interest in the absurd or after.



posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Nventual
You seem interesting. I mean, I've never spoken to anyone who had to dab their eye with a tissue every hour.

I don't want to appear too forth-coming or intrusive but if you don't mind me asking do you still experience what it was that put you in hospital in 1999? I bet you finally understood what "keeping your head out of the clouds" meant, ey? I actually got a few 'errors' myself, although it's hard to say whether they existed before my interest in the absurd or after.


No, I don't experience it anymore. Not for a very long time. The meds helped, but I think it was also learning to "challenge" my crazy thoughts that has been the most helpful. I started doing that while I was in hospital, and over time, it became part and parcel of becoming a skeptic. I don't have crazy thoughts anymore, but I challenge others' crazy thoughts.


With regards to my weepy eye, I've been to the optometrist and three doctors, and the only doctor who had any clue said it's caused by blephyritis, which is usually dry skin falling into the eye and irritating it. But it seems odd that it's just the one eye, and my skin is perfectly normal.



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