Ex-Seniors

Its 10 AM, I'm sitting in my office that I redecorated yesterday. I pulled up a second desk so that it forms a big 'L'. They don't seem to get that a creative needs his space. My junk is already cluttering my new 'big' desk, I am happy.
But something feels off. Although my desk is full, I have my ads and folders to produce and I'm working in Ads of the World. I feel empty.

Spring is starting and I can feel this in the air. The sun is waking me up in the morning because I dont have curtains. Ireally hate those things, they are ugly and therefore dont belong in my room. And whenever I have to work late I can smell the evening setting.
But these feelings also bring forth memories, memories of better days. Memories of last year.
I miss it. To be in school, working on an audiovisual assignment, creating a new typeface. And most of all, hanging with the boys. The boys, my friends with whom I spend everyday. Lying in the grass of the schoolyard, drinkng a beer on a warm summersday. Being a senior suddenly grants you priviliges you never expected. The girls look more interested all of a sudden. They know that you are far more better than they are in graphics, you are older hence sexier and you are a senior so they think its cool to hang out with you.

I found this out the bad way. She was interested in me, so was I in her. We hanged out, we kissed, we slept. We were a couple. Until she came back from vacation and all of a sudden she didn't 'feel' it anymore. She said that now I left school she didn't have the chance of seeing me that often.

We broke up, she has broken me.

I walked around with this shadow for half a year. Knowing that she was only interested in me because I was a senior. I was devastated because I gave my life, I put all the effort I could muster in her. But as soon as I was gone, so was her memory of me. We spoke after the incident and I learned that she never tought of me anymore. Moments later I found out she had a new boy. Yes, a senior.

But nevertheless, I miss those times. The lads and me still hang out. Wearing the flip-flops, drinking the beer, putting on the sunglasses and look at the ladies. Because after all, we are the ex-seniors.

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ivan's picture
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I'm sorry about the broken heart. But don't worry, it will make you stronger.

Minimum's picture
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I know. I was just writing down memories. I find writing them down to be a better way of reliving them. I get back into that moment, full force.

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Aww, man... yeah, we creatives are generally considered to be a crazy lot, but really, I think we're the most sensitive set of people in the world. My story's worse, being that my ex broke up with me because she fell in love with me. What could be more painful, knowing that my relationship ended for the same reason most relationships start.

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Thats harsh. I am a sensitive person alright. But its been 8 months since she left so im not that hearth-broken anymore. I just love to bring up memories. And hopefully read other memories from diffrent people here.

Does anybody else have nice memories from the last school? Or just nice spring/summer memories?

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no disrespect, but she sounds very complicated and dramatic.
i wish you simple, deep and true love.

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PS, I am the person in the centre of the Image. The one witht the glases

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i am certain you are not broken.
you are quite handsome btw.

Minimum's picture
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thank you. I've still have to figure out if I can grant that compliment in return

brandsurgeon's picture
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Handsome wouldn't quite cut it as a compliment for a lady...

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Ok, than I will rephrase myself. I hereby change handsome to gorgeous

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Ha ha ha... where's 'elle? ELLE! ELLE! Answer me now, don't make me call out your real name... ELLE!

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ellehcimeo's picture
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how did you know my name is rumplestilskin? i'm here , i'm here. i'm not at work today.

Minimum's picture
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Sadly I want to know all about you. You sincerely strike me as a really interesting person. It is very hard to find honest good people these days. Even in a forum of which I tought was full of professionals there are morons who keep arguing over a farting fish.
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...and let the poets cry themselves to sleep. And all their tearfull words would turn back into steam

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Farting fish, ha! Ha ha ha ha!!! I tried to read through that entire argument and I failed hopelessly! I dunno why they had to argeue on and on like that... I mean, it's so straightforward... you either get it or you don't. And if majority don't get it, then you've not communicated properly.

Hey... I didn't know rumplestilskin did a sex-change?! :D

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ssssst, dont mention that topic here. Otherwise they start arguing over here.

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Ha ha! Lol! Sshhh... ha ha ha! Shhh... I can't help it! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

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Minimum's picture
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Suspiciously quit here. Maybe they didn't hear us. Thanl God for that.

brandsurgeon's picture
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But I'm delighted and honoured to be a living witness to the birth of (love?).

"Whatsoever AotW hath joined together, let no Ad-critique put asunder!"

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Before you know it, they will be shouting DONE THAT! SEEN IT BEFORE!

brandsurgeon's picture
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Uh-huh! so true... lol. But I think elle's a different variant of woman with a different DNA strand. She sounds like someone who'll be fun to hang out with.

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Minimum's picture
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My thoughts exactly just a pity she lives on the other side of the ocean.

brandsurgeon's picture
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And I live on the other side of the planet. God bless the internet!

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ellehcimeo's picture
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indeed. god bless the internet. and all the crazies who are on it.
i think we would have a good old time if we got to hang out together. instead, we'll make up for it with excellent banter, and insightful discussions on the merits and shortcomings of ads on this site. and maybe a little flirting. just a little, mind you.

Minimum's picture
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awww :(
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...and let the poets cry themselves to sleep. And all their tearfull words would turn back into steam

ellehcimeo's picture
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oh. why the sad face?

Minimum's picture
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A little flirting. Ok. One thing I learned is always to follow the womens tempo. Never give them your own

ellehcimeo's picture
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that is very interesting. why should you never give your own tempo away as a man?

Minimum's picture
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Because the women (and yes this is true) always have the upperhand in relationships. They decide if there is going to be sex, wether they are going out or not. that sort of thing. Really a woman can decide the course of a night out with a single glance. If she wants to be flirtet on she will let it happen. If not, she can be cold as hell. The women always hav the upperhand.

brandsurgeon's picture
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Too true...

ellehcimeo's picture
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i had no idea i held that kind of power. or do i? :)

Minimum's picture
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you do...o believe me, you do.
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...and let the poets cry themselves to sleep. And all their tearfull words would turn back into steam

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