I need your stories! Help create a piece of live theatre that can bring the destructive power of gaming into the public eye.

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I need your stories! Help create a piece of live theatre that can bring the destructive power of gaming into the public eye.

Hi guys.

I have been a gamer since the age of six. As soon as I played Crash Bandicoot on the Playstation i've been hooked! Recently my drug of choice has been DC Universe Online but i've been through WoW, Skyrim, Dragon Age, Assassin's Creed etc to name just a few of the more recent drains on my time.

As part of one of my final projects at East 15 acting school a group of us have formed a company and here is our mission statement:

We want to explore the how do people, why do people, and what happens to people and their loved ones when they become addicted to gaming.

To make this as true as account as possible we would love some verbatim (true) stories from those who have suffered/ are suffering from gaming addiction.

I would be so very grateful if you could tell me your story either in this thread or through private message.

In performance we wouldn't use your real name, we may not use your whole story but it would be a vital part of a patch work of stories.

Thank you for your time

Hoping to learn and teach others the untold stories

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It seems like you signed up

It seems like you signed up to this site just to solicit stories from members here. Whether your intentions are good or not good, bear in kind that these are real people. We are real people. We aren't some cheap source of content for whatever project you're working on. Speaking for myself about your signature "Tell me about your addiction :)" ... I'm more than a little peeved. This isn't some show and tell session. We share with each other for support. Please take your solicitation elsewhere.

"I wish none of this had ever happened." (Frodo)
"So do all who live to face such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." (Gandalf)

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I am here for support. I am

I am here for support. I am NOT HERE to give my story to anyone who has any other reason for being here other than give and receive support. My story is very personal. Things that are said here are to remain here. Please DO NOT USE ANYTHING THAT I HAVE POSTED. That is what ANONYMOUS MEANS. It allows us to be able to share and be comfortable about what we say will not go anywhere else.

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My presence here is one of

My presence here is one of curiosity. As a theatre maker we want to make our source material as correct as possible rather than making wild speculation on a subject that we are not experts on. We have a multitude of other sources and I have already had a number of members from this site help me out with their tales. I have also told a few, Zoom included, that as per their requests I won't be using their stories. It is part of the intrinsic ethical code that we don't exploit those we are trying to understand.

I am sorry that I have seemingly made light of my intentions, thank you for highlighting them.

Hoping to learn and teach others the untold stories

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You're more than welcome to

You're more than welcome to use anything about me that I've posted on this site for your project. Tonys to you!

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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:) thank you very much for

:) thank you very much for your permission

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Join and read... lots of

Join and read... lots of stories on this forum already..

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Hello,  I have moved your

Hello, I have moved your post here, as I think it is more appropriate. Liz

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