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InfluxDatum
out from the well
(11/4/02 9:38:00 pm)
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Lifestyle changes after watching The Ring
Has anyone experienced any? Some of you were so scared that it seemed like your sleep cycles, diet, sex, and other needs have changed. How about emotions and relationships. How about work and career drive? How about hobbies and personal interests?

Anyone dare to share? I know my life has changes quite a lot. The desire for some interests and hobbies are gone for whatever reason. In specific music. Music was my life before this movie. It is dying out. I've grown obcesive of this movie and horror movies. My diet has changed...i actually eat healthier. But I am tirer.


Edited by: InfluxDatum at: 11/4/02 9:56:37 pm
caribsweets
Sadako slave
(11/4/02 9:48:33 pm)
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Re: Lifestyle changes after watching The Ring
1)I no longer watch tv-in fact have put it away-back in the box..

2) I cover my computer monitors when their off.

3)I am no longer able to sleep at night-its been over a week since I've slept during the night-im not able to fall asleep until sunrise-about 7am each morning.

4)I find myself eating more, mostly snacking alot while I'm in my room(I live in a dorm)-I think it has to do with the fear I know I have b/c of the movie.

5)I take showers in the morning instead of the night b/c as I live in a dormthere are more people up and about in the morning and I feel safer. EVERYTIME I get in the shower, i keep fearing that Samara is coming for me..

inteferon
further down the Spiral
(11/4/02 10:06:52 pm)
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Re: Lifestyle changes after watching The Ring
I'm generally not an obsessive type, but The Ring has completely captivated me. The only other time I can remember this happening was in '97 when Prodigy's much anticipated Fat of the Land came out and it took me 3 months to tear myself away from that bulletin board.

Generally I have no time for idle banter, but I can't prevent myself from compulsively scouring postings here every few minutes for some new insight. I'm forty, and it's been a *long* time since I paid attention to the pipes clicking or other things that go bump and grind in the night - until now. I stay up reading posts waaaay to late, I'm missing work deadlines and my wife is starting to give me the evil eye - but strangely I'm enjoying the thrill of perhaps uncovering some new revelation.

Perhaps we can have our good Mr. Rasen Loop start a support group thread and I'll be the first to "admit that I'm a Ringaholic and that my life has become unmanageable..."

caribsweets
Sadako slave
(11/4/02 11:15:08 pm)
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Re: Lifestyle changes after watching The Ring
oh yeah, forgot that bit of it..im obsessed with everything involving the movie, pictures, MESSAGE BOARDS,etc,etc!

JyPsy
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/4/02 11:31:57 pm)
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Re: Lifestyle changes after watching The Ring
hehe well i slowed down gaming to post here more.....does that count?

~JyPsy
The great phoob of the universe

Isoline
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 12:20:00 am)
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Re: Lifestyle changes after watching The Ring
I'm very fearful of wells now. Good thing I live in a city.

rustonmire
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 8:26:05 am)
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I too
find myself on this board much too much lately. Also, since I live near Seattle, I have a strange drive to go and find the "Morgan Ranch." I know the ranch they used for the remake is nearby where I live (how creepy is that?) in a small town, Monroe, I believe.

Rachael
further down the Spiral
(11/5/02 10:09:44 am)
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Same here
I think the curse of the Ring isn't that you die-it turns you into Samara.

I never sleep. My nails are gone-chewed ragged.

I looked in the mirror this morning and there she was-long blonde hair hanging limply in her face, a single, terrifying red-rimmed bright blue eye, the whites stained pink by lack of sleep and a purplish-blue circle underneath.

Everyone will suffer.

CgChick09
out from the well
(11/5/02 4:28:39 pm)
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Re: Same here
Hmm...i would say that im scared when im in the shower at night cause im afraid that samara will come out of the mirror. Mirror-i dont know why. Thats mainly it. And im like addicted to this message board!

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/5/02 4:36:54 pm)
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Re: Same here
I have blond hair and blue eyes too. Come on curse.. make me Samara *hopes for it*

Chris fn Steel
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 6:20:08 pm)
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..
I must be the only person who watches tv for comfort.
I've got 2 more days to go & had everything sorted out last week.
I had work done, etc. Now...i've found myself leaving all deadline work, looking around a lot more, etc.

I weightlift in my basement & there is a well right next to the windows (backyard well)
I try to keep away from it and i'm always getting paranoid..

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/5/02 6:25:31 pm)
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Re: ..
Don't fear us.....

Felix Underhill
out from the well
(11/5/02 6:35:56 pm)
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Re: ..
I usually stay up during the night and sleep during the day, so that routine didn't change. This is because I work in the computer department of a local community college in the evenings. Lucky me! I get to surf the net all night and keep checking on here to see if there's anything new. :D My brother is heading off to Nova Scotia for a couple of months (girlfriend lives there). I gave him my computer due to moving and wanting to travel light. On that system is the static/video screensaver and colour shot of Sadako shambling from the well to the screen as the desktop wallpaper. She never got any closer, though. :( After he had watched Ringu on his system, he went to play GTA3 on mine (higher specs). The screen was blank (energy saver). When he moved the mouse button, the image of Sadako walking toward the screen surprised him. I wish that I had been there to see it. ;) I must admit that I never covered the monitor (had tv tuner, so no separate tv) when I slept. One time shortly after watching the original, I was lying in bed and thought that I heard the answering machine come on and say something about five messages. This seemed unusual because everyone else was asleep (about 03:00 local). Also, last night at work I kept hearing the tone for new yahoo messenger messages. The only problem was that the program wasn't running! Perhaps Sadako HAS discovered the internet... :eek

Edited by: Felix Underhill at: 11/5/02 6:38:11 pm
InfluxDatum
out from the well
(11/5/02 6:41:19 pm)
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that's so cool. send me photos if you see it.
"find myself on this board much too much lately. Also, since I live near Seattle, I have a strange drive to go and find the "Morgan Ranch." I know the ranch they used for the remake is nearby where I live (how creepy is that?) in a small town, Monroe, I believe. "

so cool. if I were you, I would be visiting all the filming sites. Taking pictures and stuff.

InfluxDatum
out from the well
(11/5/02 6:43:21 pm)
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wow
"I think the curse of the Ring isn't that you die-it turns you into Samara."

deep. I see what you are saying. My sleep cycle is all fu--d up. My friend does not smile like she did before. What's going on?

SadakoIsEve
everyone will suffer
(11/5/02 7:07:57 pm)
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Re: wow
Slowly your friends will be scared of you and back away..
Maybe not but I wouldn't be suprised if that happens to me

rustonmire
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 7:53:49 pm)
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sites from the movie
If anyone has any links that talks about the actual locations used for the film I would love to know. Maybe I'll take a field trip and take some photos for all of you fellow slaves out there. I am especially interested in the locations for the Morgan Ranch and the cabins. Although I am assuming the cabins were probably built especially for the movie on some sort of backlot.

DaMan791
further down the Spiral
(11/5/02 8:04:50 pm)
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Re: sites from the movie
I don't think the movie has affected my life. Except that the ring is now my favourite movie :)

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She never sleeps..
7 days..

OMG Becca is soooo Hot! I WANT HER!!!!

damaged wolf
Sadako slave
(11/5/02 9:45:58 pm)
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Re: sites from the movie
she shows me things.

mycroftxxx
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/6/02 1:29:32 am)
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I get jumpy when it rains
I get a little jumpy near the beginning and ending of rainstorms. Houston's climate, especially right now, is a lot like seattle, and the tricks played with environmental noise in the film went STRAIGHT to my long-term associative memory. The sound of dripping water is more evocative than smell...

Other than that, I dream about hacking into friends computers and installing the mythical "Samara climbs from the well" screensaver.

I have mostly recovered, I think. I can sleep at night, even scared. Am I a lot more fearful of imaginary things now? You Betcha. I also have a much better appreciation for TRUE horror films. (Everyone go rent Del Toro's "The Devil's Backbone". I have... interruption - I was about to say "I have found a suitable ghost-boyfriend for Samara", but as I was typing this, the dead monitor (still plugged in) sitting next to my laptop forcefully dropped the book perched precariously on top of it onto my desk, flinging the half-full water glass below onto my bed. The monitor flickered and died after that. I don't think Samara's ready to date, or maybe she doesn't like Spanish boys.

I'll just shut up now and go cover up any TV's less than 5' off the ground.

JyPsy
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/6/02 7:01:36 am)
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well
also, i have taken to sleepingwith the light on if i sleep, and less sex, because i know if i turn my back she will be there in the doorway. (seen too many "cliched" horror movies).....well i did. but now im not raelly that scared...(as i go to sleep i know im gonna die, cause im calm!)
but i am just slowly falling deeper and deeper down the well of obsession about this flick (over 120 posts already here, and i have a universal EZboard)

my friend has always hated water. and now he takes a cat in or plays the radio....