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The latest photo from the gallery ?

i'm not sure what you're asking, but i have begun uploading iphone photos to my tumblr ( austinislam.tumblr.com ) so if you have any questions about those... i'll be back on this website eventually. i recommend you communicate w me on IG or twitter for more immediate responses, although those aren't always the most thoughtful kind i understand.

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how do you make it less awkward when you are having dinner with your girlfriend or boyfriend and there is nothing you can think about to talk about? how do you make interactions less awkward i hate being awkward i wish people appreciated silence in a different way

think i'm probably a dunce who will just jabber about any old thing
1 of myriad reasons i am single probably
silence is ok if um...
silence bothers me to be honest
comforted by the sound of entropy

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what is it that freaks you out about weed and how come you don't enjoy it as much as other drugs and how do you feel better about other drugs? drugs drugs, drugs

um... just get paranoid/lethargic on weed, feel unable to communicate fluidly or concentrate, sometimes i enjoy it in very small doses
used to like it a lot when my dad was sick and i was in this band in high school but stuff changes
i like pharmaceuticals mostly, most of them in modest doses make the daily grind easier to bear
have tried a lot of drugs, want to try more, feel like i'll still be doing them when i get older
future employers: i'm jk this is a joke pls hire me

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do you ever want to just punch someone or start fighting to feel adrenaline or some other feeling but not in a serial killer way?

yeah i mean i get irrationally angry but i'm way more of a passive-aggressive or 'hurt ppl back w my words[ typa guy. feel adrenaline and (word for 'fucked' emotion' when wathcing vids ofooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooofffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkp[[lk
oops nodded off before finishing that sorry

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are you a spiritual person

yeah at one point considered myself a buddhist, was rly into hinduism for a lil while in high school, haven't done much research on this sort of stuff other than occasionally. still read the teachings of buddha & a book by the dalai lama & 'you are here' (i think it's called) by thich nhat hahn & watch deepak chopra lectures sometimes... most interest i've had in religion lately is slavoj zizek's observations abt christianity. i was raised catholic, mi abuelita used to say 'austin, like st augustine, u know he was bad and then turned good, that could be u' or some shit. was v opposed to being indoctrinated while living w mom&abuelita as a teen, never been baptized, refused to get confirmed, but sunday mass at a rich white ppl church still brings me some odd sort of pleasure now and then.
i get most spiritual on psychedelics, have had life-changing, outlook-altering experiences on them a handful of times.
don't mind dating someone who embraces (whatever) religion but i'm not a fan of evangelical christians, megachurches, used to talk mad shit abt protestantism in high school but now i feel like the most important struggle (jesus prolly had mad quotes re: this, wouldn't know, haven't read much of the bible) is to try ur best to have empathy for others and be generous and try to make ethical choices every time.
despite the radical, militant, and extremely conservative elements, i have a lot of respect for islam (something my father didn't teach me much about except that you better take damn good care of this quran and don't eat pork n shit). it's a beautiful attempt to keep humans away from stupid shit like alcohol and other things that are social problems, interested in the politics of being any sort of muslim in 2013...
idk i'm a secular dude at heart i guess

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