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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    Doesnt Vicar make an alternating air cushion that shifts weight around?
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    12-08-2017, 12:00 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread a cure ?when and by who? in Cure
    A Cure? No. By Whom? No one. When? Never. Fixed it for you.
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    12-08-2017, 12:59 AM
    T12 para; 12 years post; probably not often enough. A couple times an hour, maybe. Sometimes more if I?m uncomfortable (happens frequently with...
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    12-07-2017, 07:10 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    I tried Death March on my 2nd New Game Plus pass but it was too hard be much fun. I was over level 90 by then, too.
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    12-07-2017, 05:14 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    Played through it and all the DLC 3 times on PS4. Greatest single player RPG ever.
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    12-07-2017, 04:25 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread ti lite tr in Equipment
    Yeah, I don?t know either. I had always just assumed it was to compensate in some way for the compression of the elastomers.
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    12-07-2017, 11:17 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread ti lite tr in Equipment
    I didn?t realize Top End provided this level of customer service. Good to know. They should advertise that fact!!
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    12-07-2017, 11:14 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread ti lite tr in Equipment
    Ahhh, cool. I reckon they didn?t need to add anything since you had already spec?d The extra inch?
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    12-06-2017, 08:01 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread ti lite tr in Equipment
    Awesome! Hope the new chair works out. Such a nerve wracking process at times. Absolutely, this chair was a disaster from the start. No dump,...
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    12-06-2017, 07:29 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    I didn?t go bleeding edge. I7 7700; GeForce 1060 6GB; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD; 240GB SSD; Razer Naga Chroma peripherals; Hyper X headset; in a NZXT S340...
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    12-06-2017, 04:57 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread ti lite tr in Equipment
    A single-amp buddy of mine did the same thing, insisted on his design. He ended up with a rolling endo machine! Fell flat on his face so many...
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    12-06-2017, 04:51 PM
    Aways thought those things were cool. There was one for sale (supposedly working fine) for $1,700 on eBay not too long ago. Almost bought it! As...
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    12-06-2017, 03:03 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread PC gaming in Computers
    Bought one of my boys a gaming rig for XMas this year. Can?t wait until I...ummm...I mean HE opens it so I...ummm...I mean HE can get some cool new...
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    12-05-2017, 09:09 PM
    The guitar player for the band Portugal. The Man, Eric Howk, uses a wheelchair due to SCI.
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    12-02-2017, 08:50 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread DNR tattoo in Life
    So, ?Do Not Resuscitate?, in your state, includes letting conscious people die? It is my understanding, in VA, DNR ONLY covers measures to revive...
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    11-29-2017, 04:12 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Ride Custom cushion in Equipment
    Regular weight shifts are crucial! For everyone! Absolutely. Ride (and Jay and most Stimulites) have an additional drawback for some of us: we...
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    11-29-2017, 04:05 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Ride Custom cushion in Equipment
    I?m biased too, for different reasons: the needs of my anatomy. I pressure map the best on a Roho Quattro Contour. Pretty simple. (When I did get...
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    11-27-2017, 01:46 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Who Wears Underwear? in Life
    I go commando. Have since I was 20ish, 15 years before my SCI. Didn?t see the point then, still don?t. I?ll very occasionally wear a pair of...
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    11-19-2017, 01:04 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Look at this 'chair! in Equipment
    Ahhhhhhh. That makes sense. When I think about it, even when outside the home, 90% of my use of this chair IS indoors! I really like the...
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

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