kaberett: Clyde the tortoise from Elementary, crawling across a map, with a red tape cross on his back. (elementary-emergency-clyde)
[personal profile] kaberett
Cut for social anxiety.

Today I:
  • played an unfamiliar board game
  • in a pub
  • with a group >50% of whom were strangers
  • with a rules set-up I hadn't watched
  • having not read the rulebook

... and, as an added enormous bonus, I didn't come anywhere close to crying.

(I didn't win! I did manage to bluff pretty much everyone, including [personal profile] me_and, about my intentions and goals.)

A year ago I was still bursting into tears multiple times over the course of very gently and collaboratively playing a game in my own living room with just A having read the rulebook thoroughly and having it on hand for further reference when it was a game I had been actively wanting to play for years. I am so proud of myself. And, natch, very grateful to A for his patience and encouragement and willingness to be my spotter as I try this stuff out. <3

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Date: 2017-05-07 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelofthenorth
Well done!

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Date: 2017-05-07 08:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
:)

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Date: 2017-05-07 09:37 pm (UTC)
me_and: (Default)
From: [personal profile] me_and
<3

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Date: 2017-05-07 09:54 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Go you!! You should totally be proud of yourself.

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Date: 2017-05-07 10:12 pm (UTC)
watersword: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." - Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind (Stock: future)
From: [personal profile] watersword
That is SO AWESOME.

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Date: 2017-05-07 10:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] steorra
Yay!

I tend to say that I'm bad at liking games. I tend to find them either stressful or boring (sometimes both), apart from a handful of exceptions (most word games are good; some others are good or at least okay).

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Date: 2017-05-14 09:52 pm (UTC)
hairyears: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hairyears
I'll need to unpack this one, too.

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Date: 2017-05-07 10:41 pm (UTC)
the_rck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
Oh, wow. I'm actually in awe. I still can't do most board or card games because I start to shake and because I fall apart, physically, after. Somehow, I react physically as if I was in a life or death situation.

I can do some cooperative games. I think it's that, even if I'm still reacting as if there's a crisis, it doesn't hit as hard because I have allies.

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Date: 2017-05-09 03:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zasu
I never knew there were other people who have a hard time with board games! I forced myself to play them (along with card games) with my son when he was younger because they seemed to incredibly important to him, but the whole time I had to restrain myself from jumping up and running away screaming. lol. There's something about playing board games that just makes me feel so trapped. We have some friends that invite us over for holidays, and they always play a board game or two. I partly enjoy them (they're usually trivia games, which I'm sort of good at), but afterwards, I go home and agonize about how I must have annoyed everyone else, they must hate me, I let my partners down, I'm so stupid... blah blah blah.

Anyway, nice to meet you!

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Date: 2017-05-07 10:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crazyscot
*applause*

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Date: 2017-05-07 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
That's awesome

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Date: 2017-05-07 11:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ghoti
<3

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Date: 2017-05-07 11:47 pm (UTC)
mathemagicalschema: A blonde-haired boy asleep on an asteroid next to a flower. (Default)
From: [personal profile] mathemagicalschema
Yes! Last night I was playing a game with some friends via Tabletop Simulator, and I had no idea how the controls were supposed to work and I felt pretty awkward about that. But we ended up playing Spyfall and I had a good time and did well and :D

non-anxiety about games is a good feel <3

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Date: 2017-05-08 12:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunabee34
*high five*

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Date: 2017-05-08 01:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Go you! That really is awesome. ^_^

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Date: 2017-05-08 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] musyc
Yay you!

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Date: 2017-05-08 03:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] swingandswirl
Yay! Well done, you!

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Date: 2017-05-08 07:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] divulge
Hurray! Well done!

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Date: 2017-05-08 09:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
Yay!

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Date: 2017-05-08 10:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Well done! You are great.

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Date: 2017-05-08 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
Well done! This sounds like it went well.

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Date: 2017-05-08 02:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chiasmata
Well done, you!

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Date: 2017-05-08 05:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vass
That is so cool.

I am impressed with your work and results.

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Date: 2017-05-08 11:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_quorum
Well done!

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Date: 2017-05-09 01:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silveradept
Very excellent for you!

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Date: 2017-05-09 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Yay!!!

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Date: 2017-05-13 11:27 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Belated yay you!!

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