As I write this, I am currently sitting in my pyjamas, cold and with a headache. Why the headache? Because my housemates are playing their crappy "music" above my head at the moment; it's been going on for a while now, and I'm getting pretty annoyed. Why cold? Because one of their friends smashed my window on Saturday. I'm sitting here, toiling, and planning my private war. Though I whinge about the fecktards constantly, to anybody who'll listen (and they're all good, sympathetic listeners, too, I'll just point out), there's sometimes this horrible, sinking feeling of isolation that no level of complaining to friends can help. Friends are great to unload upon, but if they've never gone through it, it's a bit futile.
Then I realised I can't be the only one, can I? Can I? Of course not; there must be thousands of isolated pods out there enduring the constant noise, bangs, screeches, stomp-outs, sit-ins and plain unpleasantness of nightmare scumbags like this lot. And how many of those por gets sit on LiveJournal for hours on end, hating the injustice/rudeness/pettiness/stagnancy of it all? I am one, but I'm not an island.
Thus, Desperate Housemates* was born. So join in! Vent! Conspire! Rehearse your speeches and letters in comfort. We are the hurt; we are your comrades, and we will be with you all the way**, supporting you***. So go forth, and multiply!
* The term "Housemates" is used for advertising purposes only. The community also covers Flatmates, Halls residents, creepy landlords, basically anyone you live with who isn't family or your (current or ex) partner (as there are undoubtedly trillions of those communities knocking about already.)
** The term "all the way" is used for advertising purposes only. The community cannot condone murder, violence or any form of illegal or criminal act, no matter how funny. Common sense, but if someone suggest you try a revenge strategy that you really shouldn't, don't come crying to us when it blows up in your face. I'm just covering my ass here; this community's a bit of dark-hearted fun, and if you're stupid enough to try any of the more "exotic" schemes that may or may not be posted on here, you do so at your own risk.
*** The term "supporting you" either makes us sound like a support group, which is a little disconcerting, or a scaffolding, which isn't great (I'd rather not be likened to a thirty-foot erection, thank you kindly). I'm saying this in advance, but this may not be a big bundle of group hugs all the time, though if people say stuff you don't like, correct them if they're misled, clarify if needs be (assuming you're comfortable doing so), but for God's sake, if they've got a point, don't go off in a huff about it, as you're supposed to be more mature than the losers you're venting about, and it doesn't reflect well. Whilst we're here, no flaming, trolling, wRiTiNg In CrAzY cApS, xcsive txt spk, spamming or personal abuse, or I'll chuck you out faster than you can say: 'mouldy washing-up'. Sorry to sound like the grumpy housewife, but if this community ever takes off, I'd like to keep it tidy, and you're not dragging that filth into here. Nettiquette is common sense, and if none of this applied, then more people should be like you.
If you've read all of this, well done. If you haven't joined, I'd love it if you did so. If you have joined, then you'll know what to do. They're still playing the droning bass of the "music" above my head. Maybe I'll bash the ceiling with a mop. After all, there's enough structural damage in this room as it is...