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    Roland was obsessed with his Tower.
    What's your tower?

    Roland would have understood.

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    I don't know if you'd call it an obsession, but my goal, or thing I'd like to reach in my life, is to be able to wrtie for a living. Sadly, because work has been so busy as of recently, I can't find the time. Hopefully I'll be able to post the remainder of my stories soon>

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    I would have to say my children. I am obsessed with their safety but I think that comes from all the years I had to take care of them by myself.

    On my watch so to speak.

    Great idea for a thread Letti
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    Yes great idea

    Matt~Thats great to hear

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    Thank you guys. To tell you the truth it wasn't my idea, we had a similar thread on the other site but I loved it so so much that I had to open it here.
    Thank you for the great thread Kris (Glam if Princess).

    I loved your answers but to tell you the truth they didn't surprise me.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Whats you,dear?

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    Teaching.

    Roland would have understood.

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    So, bettering the world.

    Thats a good one

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    Thanks,
    there are many things in my life that's worth to live for and there are many things that I could say I am obsessed with but if I have to choose only one and we can have only one Tower I answer teaching without any hesitation.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Glad to hear it, keep up the good work

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    I'd say reading is my Tower, in that I am completely and utterly obsessed with it. I think my behaviour can become quite irrational and erratic even - this story of my getting and reading the last Harry Potter books demonstrates what I mean: on the Friday of the midnight release there were major floods in my area. My sister had promised me a lift to the bookstore, but as people were reporting that it was taking them 4 hours to get to our village from town (a 5 mile journey) she said she wasn't going to drive. I phoned everyone I know that can drive but to no avail. A rather drunk friend in the pub offered to drive me after he'd had something to eat and I was that desperate I said "Sure!!" but he fell asleep!! Eventually I decided to walk. I went to give my friend in another pub a message and she (being sober) took me in. The floods had subsided by that point and it didn't take too long. She did point out that I could have waited until the morning...but I COULDN'T!!

    Then, when I actually got it the next day I was reading and my eldest son said "Mum, Max is trying to break the tv - he keeps chucking stuff at it!" and I was so engrossed in the story I just replied "Its ok, we'll buy a new one"

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    Wow, I get into reading, but not quite that much. Very cool though

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    "Mum, Max is trying to break the tv - he keeps chucking stuff at it!" and I was so engrossed in the story I just replied "Its ok, we'll buy a new one"


    it was the final harry potter. dur.

    my obsession, other than my family, is going and planning vacations. I like to have my whole year planned out by the end of January. I love to take a lot of little trips and a one or two big ones. Last year I was able to visit lots of family all over the usa and it was wonderful. I love to look all over the internet for the best deals. I get obsessed with planning it all out. This year I'm hoping will be the year of Oprah. I want to go so bad. I will go. I must go.



    Lalalalaaaa, lalalalaaa
    Lalalalaaaa, lalalalaaa



    sugarpop <3

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    This sounds quite fun and interesting

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    Hmm...I appear to be Tower-free at the moment.



    "People, especially children, aren't measured by their IQ. What's important about them is whether they're good or bad, and these children are bad." ~ Alan Bernard


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Hmm...I appear to be Tower-free at the moment.
    Oh, did you break up with your DBF then? Sorry to hear that. Just remember, "There are other towers than that one".
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    He is NOT an obsession. That would be kind of sick, really.



    "People, especially children, aren't measured by their IQ. What's important about them is whether they're good or bad, and these children are bad." ~ Alan Bernard


    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    I had a tower once, but I lost track of the beam.
    There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long.. people. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution.

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    I kinda look at "a tower" (at least in this reference) as something that not only takes on an obsession, but takes a long time to acquire.

    So my tower is honestly "happiness and contentment". That might sound stupid and simple, or it might be a "duh...everyone wants that!" thing, but it is what it is.

    I am currently and have been for a little over 6 months, focusing on things I DO have and not what I WANT to have. Yes, I'd love a vacation to Europe or Egypt, but I'm not going to get it in the near future, and I know that, so I'm not unhappy about it.

    I want to be that person who can lose everything (like the people in Katrina or the wildfires in So Cal), but look around and still be ok because they have their family and hope.

    I've come a good ways in ending my materialism, but I still have a ways to go.

    So yeah, simple happiness is my tower.
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    I had a tower once, but I lost track of the beam.
    I am so sigging that.



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    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    Quote Originally Posted by She-Oy View Post

    I am currently and have been for a little over 6 months, focusing on things I DO have and not what I WANT to have.
    I'd say by this alone you're well on your way towards it.
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    Yep, recognizing something like that is the first step.

    I believe we are all on some kind of "path of the beam" to our own towers which is maybe what King was trying to say.
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    Will has an interesting concept. He thinks once you reach your tower you should tear it down...start over. Much like the loop in the story. Because if you don't you have no goals. But that has to do more with the journey I suppose.

    Take Buddhist monk mandalas for instance. They spend days, weeks, sometimes longer creating these intricate pieces of art out of colored sand. As soon as they have completed the task, they chant a little chant, then bend over and blow as hard as they can...blowing their hard, beautiful work away until the only thing that left is the plain ground they started on.

    I've actually had the opportunity to see this done, both the creation and the destruction. It's a strange, but wonderous thing.
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    I think there is alot of truth in that idea of Will's. Without destruction there can be no creation or journey.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    Iíll be your friend forever


    I wish that I could write fiction, but that seems almost an impossibility. -howard phillips lovecraft (1915)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    I think there is alot of truth in that idea of Will's. Without destruction there can be no creation or journey.
    I know, but I'm still stuck on destruction = negative, I know that's not true, but it seems that way. It's hard to step outside of the box sometimes. I suppose it all lies within the reason for the destruction.
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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