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24-09-2013, 06:48 PM (This post was last modified: 24-09-2013 06:56 PM by Atothetheist.)
A2's Homecoming ills.
Hey everyone, I am going to fucking post some shit that most of you probably won't care about, but it is one of those things that I think is important enough to mention to my friends/TTA family so that they understand my lack of participation in anything Skype related, forum related or anything that has to deal with any one of you trying to contact me.

I am going to homecoming. Now, I won't go through explaining what exactly this is, because it should be explanatory via google, or another search engine. However, I will say that this is something that is completely new to me.

Now, why is it such a big deal to me? Because this is the first dance where I had to ask a girl to go. I had never gone to dances, I actually avoid them like the plague, it makes me nauseous going to them because I can't dance nor can I socialize with people on a level that I think is required for me to partake in such events.

So why am I going?

Because the asking part was easy (I had someone that was pretty much a certain yes, so that was taken care of fairly easily), and I am getting paid money to go.

My father's mother paid him a hundred dollars to go to prom, and so he sat me down one day, and said that he will pay me one hundred dollars to attend homecoming with a date.

I think he assumed it would be harder for me to attain a date, but within the same day, I had already asked a girl that I like, gotten the yes and was well on my way to picking out my suit.

However, while certain parts of it were a breeze, I still am very anxious about going out in public and just socializing. It's not a thing that I tend to do. I am usually browsing the forums, talking to some of the users here on Skype (miss you guys, by the way), organizing some forum games I have been writing down, or studying.

I am very self-conscious about myself, and my lack of ability to connect with religious people. I don't think I can do it, not since my mother practically disowned me (in everything but officially) because I deconverted. I just haven't been as comfortable near the religious as I once was, especially now that I constantly attacked (called out, put in front of the classroom to argue) by my religious teacher.

If you want some context, imagine this:

For one of our assignments, they had to write a kergyma (A speech meant to converts non-believers) and she had me stand up and sit in front of the classroom and the students read their papers to me. Worst thing was, I couldn't even respond to any of the fallacies they were spouting off.

So how does this tie into homecoming?

Well, my date doesn't go to my school, and I don't want all that religious bullshit to catch up to me and make her homecoming experience ruined.

I am literally freaking out because I know that my lack of faith might ruin a relationship that I cherish value.

What do you think I should do?

P.S homecoming dresses are expensive, I went dress shopping with my date, and she had to fork over a hundred and sixty dollars for one and I nearly had to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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24-09-2013, 06:57 PM
RE: A2's Homecoming ills.
Hug ato all grown up now....
I feel you, bro. I cant dance and especially not in public. And im not good at socialising. Good thing we dont have that homecoming shit here.
Anyway, if you dont want your heathenness to ruin the night, tell her before homecoming.

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24-09-2013, 06:58 PM (This post was last modified: 24-09-2013 07:03 PM by Ferdinand.)
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Dances aren't as bad as you may think. I do worry about the religious aspects ruining it for you though. Simply stray from that and just try to enjoy yourself. Talk nicely and casually among your date and friends as you usually would, escort her to the punch bowl, dance with her when a slow song comes on and let her lean her head on your shoulder-- that sort of jazz. You'll have a good time.

And $160? Girl, go to Macy's or Dillard's. I got the nicest prom dress, and it wasn't even over $100.
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24-09-2013, 07:04 PM (This post was last modified: 25-09-2013 11:20 AM by Bucky Ball.)
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Definitely, don't wear the dress. Tongue
Go. Have fun. If anyone says anything about religion, tell them to mind their own fucking business. You must have other friends going. Plan to meet up with them.

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24-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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(24-09-2013 06:58 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  Dances aren't as bad as you may think. I do worry about the religious aspects ruining it for you though. Simply stray from that and just try to enjoy yourself. Just talk nicely and casually among your date and friends as you usually would, escort her to the punch bowl, dance with her when a slow song comes on and let her lean her head on your shoulder-- that sort of jazz. You'll have a good time.

And $160? Girl, go to Macy's or Dillard's. I got the nicest prom dress, and it wasn't even over $100.

I have no intention of bringing up religion, however, it takes two to tango so to speak. It might not be enough for just me to not mention it.

I have quite the reputation for being against religion.

Hell, I don't even say "Under God" in the pledge, I just remain silent.

I am a sophomore, and even freshmen who I haven't even talked to know I am an atheist.

It's a surprise that my science teacher (I loved my last year science teacher, but this year' sis stupid) doesn't call me out when she starts talking about God and Jesus in Chem class.

My date knows I am non-religious, and she is fine with it.

My date claims she has seen ghosts, and I am fine with her believing that as long as she doesn't bother convincing me without evidence.

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24-09-2013, 07:07 PM
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Wait, you have highschool homecoming?

[Yakoff Smirnoff]What a country![/Yakoff Smirnoff]

My alma mater homecoming is next weekend. It involves beer and a football game...


But seriously, you stay classy. You'll be fine.

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24-09-2013, 07:10 PM
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(24-09-2013 07:07 PM)cjlr Wrote:  Wait, you have highschool homecoming?

[Yakoff Smirnoff]What a country![/Yakoff Smirnoff]

My alma mater homecoming is next weekend. It involves beer and a football game...


But seriously, you stay classy. You'll be fine.

You guys will most likely see a picture of me in a suit.

The dress is really nice, and I have decided to split the hundred dollars so that dress is really about 110 dollars.

No, you stay classy.

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24-09-2013, 07:10 PM
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(24-09-2013 06:58 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  Dances aren't as bad as you may think. Simply stray from that and just try to enjoy yourself. Talk nicely and casually among your date and friends as you usually would, escort her to the punch bowl, dance with her when a slow song comes on and let her lean her head on your shoulder-- that sort of jazz. You'll have a good time.

liar!! Its cant be that easy!

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24-09-2013, 07:12 PM
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Ato, when some idiot brings up religion, just tell him you want to enjoy your evening with your gf and let him shut up

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24-09-2013, 07:15 PM
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(24-09-2013 07:10 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  You guys will most likely see a picture of me in a suit.

Casual, semi-, or full formal?

(I, uh... I suspect it's casual, but you never know Tongue )

(24-09-2013 07:10 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  No, you stay classy.

Cool

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