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Sirick
@Sirick
08/22/13 09:25:48AM
26 posts

I have to vent. I'm having difficulties Staying on a vegan diet! Help!


Dreads and Diets

Just a quick tip.
In England at least, the legally protected term is Dietitian. Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist.
This isn't to say any advice a Nutritionist give is bad, but do take care.
Your health is one of the most important things you have.

Sirick
@Sirick
08/22/13 01:30:49AM
26 posts

I have to vent. I'm having difficulties Staying on a vegan diet! Help!


Dreads and Diets

Want to loose weight?
Eat slightly less then your caloric deficit, and exercise. Done.
But, I guess if you want some more tips check out this website.
One of the best sources of fitness advice I have ever found and it's all free.
http://scoobysworkshop.com/losing-weight-and-building-6-pack-abs/
If you need any advice or help, feel free to ask.


updated by @Sirick: 07/22/15 11:32:53AM
Sirick
@Sirick
08/16/13 08:35:51PM
26 posts

Repressed Sexuality


General Talk

Damn it Eagle, I was going to have a nice long rant on religions use of shaming sex to help promote guilt which they then use to manipulate their followers for their own goals, but then I figured I would nice and not bash something many people seem to like.

And then you went and did it anyway.

My Hat is off to you, good Sir.

Sirick
@Sirick
08/22/13 09:32:35AM
26 posts

I love me dreads but I hate getting made fun of in school


General Talk

Hooray for champions of violence!

No fear Niesje, I took no offence at all and I did not think you were implying that I was a sociopath.
You are most certainly correct that to be violent is not the only option, I just felt the need to voice the often unpopular viewpoint of violence being something of use and sometimes a force for good.

Sirick
@Sirick
08/22/13 12:29:54AM
26 posts

I love me dreads but I hate getting made fun of in school


General Talk

I may have made myself sound a tad more of a sociopath then I actually am.
Aggressive may be a good word to describe me, but not does not mean I am constantly violent.

I don't go around looking for fights and if I think it the best solution to a conflict then I will use non/minimal-violent means.

Rarely do I even find I need to use violence, and when I do it's almost always against someone who is ready to use violence themselves.
The last time was a few years ago, and even then all I needed was words with the unspoken threat of violence and situation was quickly defused.

Not to say I think everyone should do things just like me, but I do think everyone should be willing to use force when necessary.

Anger and violence have a bad rep. I do not think they should be ignored, but instead mastered and used as tools towards a positive goal.

Sometimes you can fight fire with fire and sometimes violence is called for.

Sirick
@Sirick
08/18/13 04:38:04PM
26 posts

I love me dreads but I hate getting made fun of in school


General Talk

I can't offer any advice for having dreads in high school, but I can share with you my experiences from having long hair in high school.

You may experience slightly different things depending on how rough your school is and how many others at your school have similar styles.
Mine was a pretty average school, not too low class and scum filled but also hardly what you would call high class.

You will get called names. You will have people mock you behind your back. You will be bullied mentally, physically or both.

I was raised to be a pacifist, and I did my best to follow such views. But when I decided I wanted to grow my hair long I started running to way more problems then I had before.
I was the only boy at my high school with long hair, I'm unsure if wearing it in a ponytail made it worse or better.

Before growing my hair I only had to deal with light bullying from class mates that knew me (hardly unique, I imagine almost everyone has had to deal with this level of bulling). After I had grown it over the holidays and returned to school, suddenly I was getting it in the neck from people I didn't even know, kids I had never even seen before or were at least four years older then me would call me names, punch me in the arm or simply laugh.

You will stand out. Standing out brings attention to you. You have to decide how you feel about standing out from everyone else. If you decide you do want to stick out like a sore thumb now you have to figure out how you are going to deal with the definite bad attention you will get.

Again, I can only offer you advice from my own personal experience and what worked for me might not work for you.

I toughened up. I ignored giggles and jeers, I stood up to any one who tried to push me around and if anyone tried to hurt me I would hurt them back twice as hard.

This changed who I was in a big way, but thankfully I was happy with who I had become. I was more comfortable and sure of myself.
But this did change my relationship with my parents.
My mother who had raised me to be a pacifist was very upset that I was now very aggressive and adversarial, to paraphrase her I had gone from a smiley quiet and good boy to a frowning, angry boy whose first response to something upsetting him was to use violence.
My father on the other hand was overjoyed to see me becoming a man.

So as you can see, different people will react differently to the changes that may happen to you.

In less then a year I had no more problems with people. No one made any comment of my hair even though it was longer then ever. I don't think this is because they knew me by reputation, but because I now held myself differently.
I would now stand tall, not slouch like I used to. I would speak clearly and deliberately. I stood my ground and refused to bend to others whims.

It's been eight years since I left high school, and since then I think that twice I've had a comment about my appearance in a nasty way (not sure if my hair played a part in it) and each time I told them to fuck off, which they promptly did.

I'm very happy with who my hair made me, which is why I love it so much. But you have to decide if you will love who you will become from dealing with the negative views of others.

You don't have to deal with things like I have. It may be enough for you to just ignore others.

However you decide to deal with things, it will change you in one way or another.


updated by @Sirick: 07/23/15 03:10:51AM
Sirick
@Sirick
08/20/13 07:24:54PM
26 posts

Forming Dreadlocks Time-Line. (0 to 5 months) UPDATED 21-8-2013


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Thread updated.

Thankfully I now have more then just one infant dread.
I think I have about five decent sized and perhaps three smaller. Also a few very thin segments, but not really knotted much compared to the others.

I have a feeling my hair is silky and even sea salt spray does not do much to rough it up.

It's odd how dreads just seem to appear, the three at the back of my head just came from nowhere as if they had always been there, one after another.

A question.
My dread-type-things are tough enough that I can't pull them apart and it's hard to get even a few stands out (as I found out when trying to separate a few tufts of hair from the other side of my head) but there is still a lot of loose and straight hair in them.
They are mostly knotted near the top of my head about and inch or two from the roots, but further down they are pretty much just normal hair.
How do they become knotted further down the section and how long (roughly) until I start seeing this?

Sirick
@Sirick
08/18/13 05:10:12PM
26 posts

Forming Dreadlocks Time-Line. (0 to 5 months) UPDATED 21-8-2013


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Thank you for the kind words.

My hair is pretty long, but I think Eagle has me beat in terms of length.

I'm not really sure my hair could be considered dreads yet in those pictures, or even now. But thank you regardless!

I think I shall make an update soon, I now have about five decent sized dread-like-things on my head so progress if definitely happening, just a little bit slowly.

Sirick
@Sirick
07/10/13 10:04:00AM
26 posts

Forming Dreadlocks Time-Line. (0 to 5 months) UPDATED 21-8-2013


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I decided to let my hair start dreading around the end of March 2013.
It seemed like an obvious progression since I love my long hair but it's starting to see the limits of it's length and I also hate doing even light maintenance to it.
I have never liked how it looks when brushed (the neatness annoyed me) and so had quit brushing years ago, however I continued to wash it with conditioner and I would pick out any knots I found.

Having dreadlocks seems like the next logic step for me to take towards having hair I like.
Dreads reflect my general attitude and lifestyle approach (although perhaps not in the same way as others).

Progress is slow, I shall update every few months.


Month- 0

-This picture is some time before I started dreading. It shows my hair in it's normal state at that time.


-This is after a few days of washing with bicarbonate of soda, there was slight separation.


Month- 1
-A month or so in. At this point I had not seen much progress since the initial separation.


Month- 3.5
Three and half months in. The separated segments seem tighter now and are very obvious when my hair is wet, but once dry they can fluff up a fair bit.


-You might be able to make out the swell mess I have at the top of my hair. Seems like my roots are starting to do something now, although I'm not sure what.



-Messy head. Don't have too much to say about this one.


- I could not get a good picture of it, but this is what I think is my first real infant dread. It goes right to my roots and has made a good old mess there. It's quite round near the top as well and I can always feel it if I touch the top of my head. It the most pronounced infant dread I have and is so far my favourite.


Month- 5
It looks about the same to me really.

Top of my head is more messy now.

You can see my first dread-thing dangling in front of my face.

One of the big three that have formed at the back of my head as well as others criss-crossing.


Three that have taken shape at the back of my head.


updated by @Sirick: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Sirick
@Sirick
04/19/13 10:47:24PM
26 posts

Two questions.


General Questions

At the moment I use the whole baking soda thing, before that I just used whatever was already in the shower, nothing special.

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