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Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
07/24/13 03:51:35PM
8 posts

Jazzymommas handmade Jewelry/dreadcoils


General Talk

ooh nice lil crafty things lol like the green heart one and the kinda brown swirly one with ur fingers in haha all nice tho good work keep it up :)

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
02/03/13 12:44:43PM
8 posts

The Demon Drink


General Questions

I'm pretty similar to you, I've stopped drinking recently since it got to the point where everytime I'd drink I'd 'black out' for a few hours and not know what had happened in the past few hours, or wake up in the morning with no idea how I got to bed. I actually woke up in my bed with grazes all over me and with three broken teeth haha, I'm not sure if i qualify as an alcoholic either but I would definitely say that i have a problem with alcohol as I can't just have a little.

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
12/05/12 01:12:56PM
8 posts

Start of natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

thanks for the comments and blessing christina :) yeah I am a uni student. I think society in generral is too pro-alcohol, and getting drunk is too actively encouraged.

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
12/04/12 05:16:09PM
8 posts

Start of natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

that's nice, I never knew the serenity prayer had a name before. I think it's more of a problem with my mind/constitution I don't know, I mean it's whenever I drink i'm like why not get more drunk, maybe it's a self esteem thing, like I think about suicide sometimes, not in a serious way like plotting to kill myself, but more like it'd be fun to be dead maybe? I'm literally typing such random stuff right now I'm so embarrassed but thats what I think about sometimes so that's what its like

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
12/04/12 04:34:07PM
8 posts

Start of natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

that's so nice, like i feel like (talking drunk here but enough about that) i mean i'm from the UK, and peope in the UK are always like oh rising education fees but we don't pay near as much as people in the US do! for tuition fees, i duno if i have a drinking prob;em but i think i do, people associate drinking problems with alcoholics who drink all day everyday but isnt it as much of a problem if whenever you drink you HAVE to drink loads? I can't ever drink a small amount I always think screw it I might s well drunk loads nad I have been off th drink for about a month now and been feeling so much more energy etc and now I've started drinking again today it kind of reminds me what I've been fighting for so long. I remember this feeling but it is not how I want to feel for the rest of my life and I do not want to feel like it anymore... I'm only 18 it sounds like I'v been drinking for years lol.. only a few but I'm gona become more peaceful and aware of myself.. I am gona be ashamed at this post later but maybe I won't, if I stick to it.

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
12/04/12 04:03:47PM
8 posts

Start of natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

yeah i guess, he did say that he tried to get dreads and it didnt work for him so i need crochet but i was just like i feel sorry for you cause you dont need that, basically this was a selfish thread cause i posted when i was drunk which is bad cause im trying to stop doing that but what ive learnt is that people on dreadlockssite are really kind im not ashamed to learn that even if i was drunk so silver lining

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
12/04/12 03:03:36PM
8 posts

Start of natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

thanks for the comment, i know it sounds stupid that i would pay attention to what someone in a bar said buti guess i did in the back of my mind although what someone says can be not in keeping with what you feel you should be doing in the moment it can really affect you, or me, im working against it though

Duncan Dodsworth
@duncan-dodsworth
12/04/12 12:32:10PM
8 posts

Start of natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

Hi, I'm Duncan. I guess I'd been looking up dreads for about a year or so, not really sure what the reason was to begin with but seeing all the reasons people have for having dreads is inspiring/fascinating. I think one of the main reasons I decided to start dreading is because my hair just gets really tangled and it's so much effort to comb all the knots out, which I always found weird cause my hairs pretty shiny and straight yet is constantly tangled.

I twist and ripped a few months ago and combed them out after about a month cause they felt unnatural and 'goofy', can't really explain it. Although I hate to admit it, I think it was also because some guy I saw in a bar basically harrassed me saying that why am I trying to be Black and if I wanted proper dreads as a white person I had to crochet and I kept trying to tell him that he was wrong, but I guess it kinda shook my confidence as much as I pretended that I was gona comb them out anyway.

Then I stopped brushing/combing for a short period of time then combed them out again after I went to a rock concert with a good friend, who has really long undreaded hair and I just felt a bit off with my hair that was starting to dread. But then I thought how ridiculous it is that I can be completely myself in other ways but whenever someone appears to oppose me not combing my hair I seem to give up on the whole thing and go back to 'normal' hair. So I have said to myself no more.I haven't combed or brushed in 2 weeks and my hair has changed already which has surprised me.

this is my hair after a week, and it looks pretty much the same except a bit of separation seems to be going on.

hair after 2 weeks approx:

hair looks more separated here and lighter which is weird lol

Apologies for weird staring at hair face I'm doing in this photo. seems tobe dreading more at the direct front of my hair which is really weird to me. Having to separate the front while the rest is trying to catch up. this is also 2 weeks along

After all the rambling, I guess the summary would be that I'm hypothetically comfortable with what my hair is trying to do, and I'm trying my best to become comfortable with it in reality.


updated by @duncan-dodsworth: 02/14/15 07:50:06AM
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