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Top 5 Non-Movie Items We Learned from the Filmspotting Forum
« on: August 20, 2020, 02:30:17 PM »
I haven't been around that much because of my own personal issues, but I appreciate this forum so much.  I just want to show a bit by giving a list of things that have been significant to my life-- apart from film-- that this forum introduced to me.

1. The band Red House Painters, introduced by Martin Teller, who are now my go-to writing music.
2. Murikami and Max Berry, authors that I have delved deep into.
3. Posting gifs, mostly because of the wonderful example given by smirnoff.
4. All the political insight given by Bondo.  While he and I often don't agree, I rely on his study in US politics.
5. A tiny bit of HTML code so I can post accurately.
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Re: Top 5 Non-Movie Items We Learned from the Filmspotting Forum
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2020, 05:18:58 PM »
Hi oldkid! Great to see your post. I can't express how much this forum has been significant to my life, but making a list feels less daunting.

Items learned from the forum:

1. Freedom of thought
2. Finding my voice through writing
3. A world of music I had apparently missed out on
4. Guys' perspectives
5. Community

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Re: Top 5 Non-Movie Items We Learned from the Filmspotting Forum
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2020, 06:02:35 PM »
I'd have to check if there were book/music things that I picked up here in particular. But without doing further research:

1. That I'm autistic. Conversations here regarding my reactions to films like The 400 Blows and what they may say about me or my way of processing things were a part of the process that led to me going and getting a formal diagnosis.

 

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