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Title: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on July 25, 2011, 08:39:48 AM
~Sudden flashes of anger.
~Euphoria.
~Counter social impulses.
~Feelings of superiority.

-Page 253 Specials.


Another symptom is the inability to cry.

Have you have had the symptoms of being Special?

2//5 or more of the symptoms for a yes, 1//5 or less for a no and had lasted for more than a week.

Yes, I have had the symptoms of being Special in the past.

And would someone tell me what the hell "counter social" is!? Because Google is being bogus!




Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: tridecagirl on July 25, 2011, 08:50:46 AM
I think it means anti-social. You don't like to deal with other people.

I only have that one.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on July 25, 2011, 08:51:30 AM
Thanks, I dunno why Google just won't say that? xP
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: queenfrogs on July 25, 2011, 10:53:39 AM
I have 3/5  :)
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on July 25, 2011, 10:59:44 AM
3/5
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Falconsong on July 25, 2011, 01:05:40 PM
3/5, I guess, because I don't know what Euphoria means...
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on July 25, 2011, 01:11:20 PM
3/5, I guess, because I don't know what Euphoria means...

Euphoria is kinda like feeling high.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on July 26, 2011, 01:58:04 AM
i get that sometimes so 3.5/5
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Leo-wa on July 27, 2011, 12:27:03 PM
I've had all of these at some point in my life, except the inability to cry, I can always cry. I've also had all their opposites at some point. I tend toward being the opposite of Special most days.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Matsudaesque-spof on July 28, 2011, 05:14:52 AM
3 out of five...
Counter-social, anger, superiority. Always towards humanity.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: queenfrogs on July 28, 2011, 05:24:12 AM
Scratch the 3/5 I posted earlier.
4/5 I guess I didn't want to admit to myself about one.  :P Silly me.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: oOBubblyOo on July 28, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
4/5 Everything except the inability to cry I have had some time in my life. Inability to cry, is that even possible for the a normal human being?
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on July 29, 2011, 08:49:53 AM
4/5 Everything except the inability to cry I have had some time in my life. Inability to cry, is that even possible for the a normal human being?

It was possible for me, but only after my brain had been majorly screwed with.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Maria-la on July 29, 2011, 09:07:23 AM
4/5. Mind-wise, I almost am completely Special. I look somewhat Special as well.
Just not in the good way.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: oOBubblyOo on July 30, 2011, 05:54:15 PM
4/5. Mind-wise, I almost am completely Special. I look somewhat Special as well.
Just not in the good way.
So like, cruel pretty features all 'wolf-like' and all?
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Maria-la on August 02, 2011, 12:28:46 AM
4/5. Mind-wise, I almost am completely Special. I look somewhat Special as well.
Just not in the good way.
So like, cruel pretty features all 'wolf-like' and all?
Haha, no. I act like them somewhat though.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: shay on August 03, 2011, 07:57:54 AM
1/5 the crying one my cousin says I'm immune to crying
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on August 11, 2011, 11:51:33 PM
3/5
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Jolie-wa on August 16, 2011, 03:30:32 PM
4/5  :o
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on August 29, 2011, 11:54:02 AM
I like number two on the list xD
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Abby-la on October 28, 2011, 08:40:35 AM
3 out of five...
Counter-social, anger, superiority. Always towards humanity.
me too... except my anger isn't usually towards humanity.  usually towards some bubblehead messing with me
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on February 07, 2012, 05:54:58 AM
Hmm, for the past few months have I been a Special-head or a bubblehead? :o

~Sudden flashes of anger. (check)
~Euphoria. (not really)
~Counter social impulses. (check)
~Feelings of superiority. (not really)
~Inability to cry. (No, I cry)

So I just made it as Special. xP
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: frenchllama on February 09, 2012, 02:41:48 PM
2/5
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: RUE!!! on February 09, 2012, 04:19:31 PM
Sudden flashes of anger. (check)
~Euphoria. (Whats that)
~Counter social impulses. (check)
~Feelings of superiority. (Check)
~Inability to cry. (Check)

So I just made it as Special. xP
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on February 10, 2012, 07:37:25 AM
Sudden flashes of anger. (check)
~Euphoria. (Whats that)
~Counter social impulses. (check)
~Feelings of superiority. (Check)
~Inability to cry. (Check)

So I just made it as Special. xP

Euphoria is a state of feeling really good, almost like a natural high so to speak.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Abby-la on February 19, 2012, 12:38:13 AM
Sudden flashes of anger.  Heck yeah
Euphoria.                         Not really
Counter social impulses.   Yup
Feelings of superiority.     Yesss
Inability to cry.               Never

Yes, I have symptoms of being Special

Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: snowybunny12 on February 19, 2012, 12:51:05 AM
Sudden flashes of anger~ Unfournately yes
Euphoria~ Unfournately no
Counter social impulses~ Yeah
Feelings of superiority~ Not really
Inability to cry~ Yes
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: RUE!!! on February 19, 2012, 05:21:40 AM
All five. Dx
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Kayla-wa on February 19, 2012, 05:45:20 AM
4/5
But not having the ability to cry kinda starts in my head, so maybe 3.5/5?
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 19, 2014, 11:34:11 AM
0/5. That's probably a good thing.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 19, 2014, 01:24:30 PM
I WAS JUST LOOKING AT THIS THREAD AND WAS ABOUT TO POST IT IN THE THREADS YOU WANT TO REVIVE THREAD BUT THEN I DIDN'T. AND I SAW THIS AND THOUGHT I DID BUT I DIDN'T. YOU DID. That's scary  :o

Sudden flashes of anger~ Yes
Euphoria~ Yes
Counter social impulses~ Sometimes, quite frequently but not an all-the-time thing
Feelings of superiority~ Not really, sometimes I guess
Inability to cry~ No

Overall - 3/5
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Love Tally and David on February 24, 2014, 11:12:25 AM
yes I have 4/5 everything except the inability to cry. I think that's impossible. ezcept for tally shes awesome!!! I wish I could live in the future and be her sometimes hehehe im crazy if I think I could. ;D
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2014, 11:38:06 AM
Welcome to the forum! :D
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on February 24, 2014, 11:42:50 AM
~Sudden flashes of anger
~Euphoria
~Counter social impulses
~Feelings of superiority
~The inability to cry

Heh, I've gained Special stature since this was last around.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2014, 11:44:33 AM
I suppose I have "feelings of superiority" to a certain degree, but not really the way I think they mean here.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Reenie-La on February 24, 2014, 11:55:40 AM
I know what they mean.
Feeling power drunk on your own awesomeness.
Scratch that, i DO suffer from that from time to time.
I AM FULLY SPECIAL SOMETIMES BECAUSE OTHER TIMES I AM PRETTY MINDED!
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Catvomitsky on February 24, 2014, 01:08:51 PM
I have feelings of superiority sometimes, but that doesn't count since I really am superior XP
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on February 24, 2014, 01:34:45 PM
I have feelings of superiority sometimes, but that doesn't count since I really am superior XP
And that's what I meant. There is factual data proving that I am superior in certain ways, and I acknowledge it.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Straif on March 01, 2014, 06:02:27 AM
Lets see...
Nope, nope, nope, nope and nope.
Guess I'm not a Special...good.

Feeling of superiority, followed shortly by the feeling of a 12.7mm anti-material round tearing through your skull more like...lets see Special plastic-bone stop THAT.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Haley-La on March 10, 2014, 07:11:19 AM
 4/5 maybe i'm a special.... hope i am... i want a hoverboard. I mean who wants to be a rusty they're bogus.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 10, 2014, 07:12:55 AM
Personally, I'd rather be a Rusty than a bubblehead. :P
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 10, 2014, 07:47:06 AM
Personally, I'd rather be a Rusty than a bubblehead. :P
I'm the opposite, I would rather live in Tally's world. I don't even care if I'm a Smokey, bubblehead, or special.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Straif on March 11, 2014, 05:40:28 PM
Personally, I'd rather be a Rusty than a bubblehead. :P

You ARE a Rusty though...
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 12, 2014, 12:16:46 AM
I know that. And I'd rather be this way than be a bubblehead.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Straif on March 12, 2014, 02:22:57 AM
Oh, yeah, for sure.
I'd rather live in a world where I can legally own a firearm that can sling a chunk of lead the size of my thumb halfway across my home city than be stuck in a world where TRANQ RINGS are considered impressive firepower.
Title: Re: The Symptoms of Being Special
Post by: Time Blitz on March 12, 2014, 10:53:47 AM
Wow I have all five! I must be a psychopathic unemployed artist!