Conversation Between Ash Ketchup and ZeoStar
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  1. ZeoStar
    4 Days Ago 8:18 AM
    It's okay, don't worry about taking a while. Hopefully whatever ails you works out. I'm leaving for the weekend so I'll reply now.

    I did call this morning to make an appointment for early November. I hate doctor's appointments, but i'm on a prescription so I can't keep avoiding it.

    I watched Crown Jewel. For the most part, other hobbies have taken priority for me over wrestling. Like for example if I'm studying chess, I feel like I'm getting more enjoyment from it than watching wrestling. I guess that's part of growing up. We explore different hobbies and fall from others. From what I witnessed, it doesn't seem much has changed. Becky Lynch is champion of her respective division, Roman and Brock are main eventing (Expect Roman is the heel). Goldberg had what looked like the greatest match of his career. I'm not even a fan of him, but it was quite something. I never witnessed the Attitude Era or WCW because I born at the tail end, so I hold no nostalgia towards these older wrestlers. I'll cut this here because I could ramble about pro wrestling forever.

    I don't know if your into horror, but I saw Jaws for the first time. I thought it was fantastic. I do need to catch up marvel, my older brother has been texting me about how great Loki and What If? have been.
  2. Ash Ketchup
    5 Days Ago 5:55 PM
    Ash Ketchup
    Sorry for taking so long to reply, I haven't been particularly well lately, and I'm wayyyyy behind on messages!

    I'm still glad you got the help either way, hopefully that will stand you in good stead for the future. No one should have to go through that.

    When I was still watching WWE, women were clearly becoming an afterthought once more. I think it coincided with the re-hiring of people from previous eras. Women's matches are poorly booked, almost as though they are a "token" add on. They also have too many people on the books with questionable pasts regarding female wrestlers. I think I'm done with WWE tbth. I've never gone this long without catching up before, but I can't see it happening this time, which feels like a shame, but at the same time liberating, if that makes sense :)

    I love UP! The first 8 or 9 minutes are emotional to say the least!
  3. ZeoStar
    4 Weeks Ago 1:44 PM
    No not really wise. I didn't seek help until I was forced into hospitalization. (a panic attack I mistook for a heart attack). Then I was 'lectured' that I need to tell somebody if something is wrong. I'm still not good at it, but i'm not keeping absolutely everything private anymore.

    I agree with your statement. To go further, I think people just want to watch people they find relatable. (in this case people of the same gender). Hence, in a similar fashion, why many games are hesitant on putting a female protagonist over a male protagonist. I disagree about Vince bringing back those kinds of things. We live in a much different atmosphere, blatant sexism would not be without backlash. If you don't mind, could you give an example of the sexism? I'm still curious. The example you gave a few weeks ago was "The women's evolution is over", yet I would find that to be a good thing. The entire point of the women's evolution was to legitimize and normalize them with the men.

    Thank you, very nice of you to say. Making threads is a nice way to contribute. Otherwise my presence is very quiet. I hold no interest in the discord side of things, nor any interest at all in staff.

    I'll bring it up since you have a disney avatar, i'm in the midst of catching up on pixar movies. Haven't seen UP so that will be coming "up" soon.
  4. Ash Ketchup
    4 Weeks Ago 7:03 AM
    Ash Ketchup
    I ended up with PTSD because I done exactly that, I thought I could just brush it off. I'm so glad you got help though, you are far wiser than I was.

    I'm not really too worried about their women's division being huge, I completely understand why men's wrestling is a bigger draw, I mean most fans are male in the wrestling world. It's just more that WWE has started treating women as little more than objects, or the toilet break match again. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Vince brought back lingerie pillow fights at this stage :(

    Your threads are always fun wherever you make them Zeo!
  5. ZeoStar
    September 20th, 2021 1:29 PM
    Again thank you for the link. Very thoughtful of you. I might as well mention, the shooter is dead. Instead of surrendering and going to prison, he shot himself in the head. The school did it's best. It was shut down for a while, then they had on site counselors and therapy dogs. At first my attitude was "I need no help". Needless to say, that was a poor way of thinking. I did eventually start taking prescription medication (for the first time ever).

    As a heads up, AEW does not have the same sprawling woman's division as WWE. It's still taken seriously, but it's still a new fledgling company and the woman's division has not fully grown. That said, the champion britt baker is wonderful. She plays her character so amazingly. Definitely worth your time to check out her promos on youtube. That said, when you say peeps is it a reference to Christian?

    I find it difficult to come up with anything for Trivia/Forum Games without it already replicating an existing games. I guess it's not just a 'me' thing considering how many threads got locked for being too similar.
  6. Ash Ketchup
    September 17th, 2021 8:56 AM
    Ash Ketchup
    Nobody should have to go through that my friend, I'm so sorry 😢

    I will pm you a link to a video that greatly helped with my PTSD related nightmares. If they come back then give it a try, it's a boring video, but you only need to watch it once, and it does work :)

    Epcot is surprisingly nice even when you don't ride anything. Animal Kingdom is like that too, I just love the atmosphere, even if I don't go on anything!

    I am going to give AEW a try, thank you! Yeah ignore those kind of "fans" there's no right or wrong way to watch wrestling, those kind of peeps are toxic to the community.

    If you don't post it though, it will definitely get no replies!!! I promise I would reply at least anyway. If you decide against it, I might steal your idea in the future at some point 😁
  7. ZeoStar
    September 9th, 2021 7:30 PM
    ZeoStar really was. It was a normal morning, then suddenly there was gunfire going off in a hallway. (as this occured, a girl was shot and did not live). I ended up locked in a classroom. It's been 3 years. I'm doing okay anyways. I've tried to be strong and move forward, an occasional nightmare here and there...but it's all good.

    We didn't get to explore florida too much. I would have liked to have visited a beach. We did go to Universal and I fell in love with the Virtual Reality rides. Epcot was nice too. I didn't expect I would enjoy it so much, despite not riding a single thing.

    AEW is worth trying, it gives me a ruthless aggression vibe. I've seen a post floating the internet stating "There's an entire generation of fans who are now grown up who only witnessed WWE in the PG era. They will never understand true wrestling, do not waste time speaking with them". It was a nasty condescending post. Like there isn't an entire library of videos and archives. I unliked every page that was sharing it around.

    I always dread clicking my thread the next day (or week) and seeing 0 replies. It doesn't happen 98% of the time, but when it does, it stings quite a bit. I'm fine with even 1 reply, but seeing 0 does hurt.
  8. Ash Ketchup
    August 31st, 2021 9:21 AM
    Ash Ketchup
    That is absolutely terrifying Zeo. I completely understand why you would be uncomfortable about these things. The security was pretty good at every wrestling event I've been to, but they were all big company events (ie WWE) so I can't speak for smaller ones.

    The security at Disney World has really been beefed up in recent years, and I feel incredibly safe there. Outside the parks... not so much.

    I have not missed a Raw or Smackdown since I was a kid. Now I just don't feel I'm gonna catch up with what I've missed. I think I'm gonna give AEW a try tbh.

    E&M would probably be the correct place, yes, but don't worry too much about activity, if everyone puts off posting there because it's quieter than off-topic, then it will always remain so 😉
  9. ZeoStar
    August 23rd, 2021 9:02 AM
    In response to the other message, that local show was the only sort of wrestling related event I've ever attended. I often wonder about the security at these WWE events. As someone who lived through a school shooting, it's always in the back of my mind at these large venues. I loved Disney World, but I was so uncertain on the way there. It was a great time though

    I have gotten more into the fandom again. I watched AEW this week and Summerslam. In case you haven't gotten to watch it I won't spoil it. But I really enjoyed Edge vs Seth Rollins. Anything Cena related is nostalgic to me. I think he's one of the most underrated wrestlers. He's never been bad on the ring or on the mic.

    I feel like if I make a thread related to celebrities it might get pushed into entertainment and media. I usually don't get any replies over there, so I try to steer away. Sometimes the only reason I make threads is because there isn't anything new to post in, so I'm like "might as well make something myself". I do like the new marvel logo you have on your thread.
  10. Ash Ketchup
    August 22nd, 2021 8:24 AM
    Ash Ketchup
    That was some pop he got, hometown or otherwise!
  11. ZeoStar
    August 20th, 2021 8:12 PM
    This was really cool if you didn't catch it. I don't think I had ever seen an audience so loud, people were in tears.
  12. Ash Ketchup
    August 17th, 2021 11:07 AM
    Ash Ketchup
    Those are two of the best of their generation, that is so cool!

    Ron must have looked huge to a 14 year old!!!

    I don't remember that thread tbh, so if you did make it then, it must have been a long while ago. I don't think anyone would mind :)
  13. ZeoStar
    August 16th, 2021 9:14 AM
    Speaking of women wrestlers, I went to a small local show and got to meet Lita around my 14th birthday. She was with Ron Simmons of the APA. Embarrassingly...I actually didn't know who they were at the time. But they were super friendly.

    Lita gave me a high five, and Ron Simmons actually spoke to me. He was like "Hey fella, thanks for coming to the show. Hope you enjoyed it".

    Something tiny but a very cherishable memory.

    Almost makes me want to make a thread about meeting celebrities. (Except...I feel like I have already made it before).
  14. Ash Ketchup
    August 16th, 2021 5:54 AM
    Ash Ketchup
    Kurt was actually so good out of the ring too back then, he was underused from character perspective!

    Well put it this way, the women's evolution appeared to be completely over the last time I watched ;(

    Back to being treated as the toilet break or just there for objectification.
  15. ZeoStar
    August 15th, 2021 3:48 PM
    My love for wrestling started as a little kid when my older brother purchased wrestlemania and I watched Shawn Michaels try to end the Undertaker's streak. I watched wrestling before that, but it was the moment that really hooked me.

    I wouldn't turn down a good match, but I also think that there is more to wrestling than gymnastics. Unfortunately I was too young and didn't see a prime Rock or even Kurt Angle. (Only matches I saw of the two were Rock vs Cena and Kurt vs Baron Corbin). However using the WWE network/Youtube I watched them, and they had such unique styles. Kurt would stay aggressive, constantly using grabbles and actual amature wrestling techniques. Rock is so good at acting, I feel like watching his matches are like watching an action movie.

    I'm not sure what you mean by WWE being sexist, but then again I haven't been a regular fan for about 3 years. I thought the woman's division was doing quite bell with Sasha, Bailey, Charlotte and Becky.

    CM Punk is heavily rumored to be returning to AEW in a week or two. Chris Jericho looks like the happiest he has been in his entire life. His smile is so wide in this video (