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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:Just from being an active member of this site Ive noticed acute signs of Poi Addiction. Like I've seen on other people's post something about checking HoP every three hours and other "symptoms" ubblol



What do you guys think are some of the common signs of Acute Poioliosis???


Peace, Love, Circles

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Rixatrix
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA

Total posts: 217
Posted:i showed my 1 1/2 yr old niece my poi today it was cute she was playing with them, i'm definately gonna teach her when she's older!

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:Quote:
Quote:

Now when I go out clubbing I find that my arms start moving so that I am doing an invisible weave etc. to the music.



Haha yeah! instead of liquid glowstick dancing I move into doing the weave and windmill with them I have no idea what it looks like but hey!




aaaaaah. the classic "personwithoutpoi" moves....

biggrin


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Wizz


-er-pops
Location: UK

Total posts: 206
Posted:I am glad that it is a recognised phenomena. I will look out for it in others.

It could be a good conversation starter. ubbidea


Poi... it's an obsession.

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:buying lots of licorice laces and making monkey fist poi and braided strings out of them, and then practicing with them

looks pointedly at mech

**giggles**


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted:Quote:
buying lots of licorice laces and making monkey fist poi and braided strings out of them, and then practicing with them

looks pointedly at mech

**giggles**



what my edible poi are amazing, you know it, i know it we all kno it, poi form starberry laces are cool

thanks p lady kiss


Step (el-nombrie)

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:biggrin

yes the edible poi were quite good....tasting ubblol

and they worked a very lovely whip biggrin

another symptom of poi addiction.......
turning in your resignation to your job earlier so you can go to a poi party

looks pointedly at pink

**giggles**


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:ubbangel Too right!

Working an extra month but missing Joe's...or having a month's less money and going to Joe's.... easy choice biggrin

ubblove


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Kapura Mataaro


Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:i gotta say, living in a place like Tasmania (that little island under Australia) the scene is pretty hard-core and you can notice a group of poi/staffers...we talk different, dance stupid and generally don't feel comfortable talking to people who have no idea what we are talking about... ubbloco

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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originalsmit
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

originalsmit

addict
Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...

Total posts: 469
Posted:on the symptoms list i think its important to register one thing.
Wthdrawal symptoms.
they hurt, i put my shoulder out with joes monster poi on saturday and had a 4 day break. 4DAYS WITH NO POI
you start getting headaches, nausea, palpitations, loss of appetite, start poiing without poi.
so i did some last night, my shoulder felt good but my knee dislocated, thats really psinful. STILL IT DIDNT STOP ME NO IT DIDNT STOP ME I CARRIED ON YES THATS RIGHT LITTLE KIDDIES DAMAGE IS FINE PAIN DOESNT HURT.
*calms down*
right im off to go and buy some parrafin before tonights spin


my original signature was tooo long.
this one is shorter

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:after having poi dream, waking up and have to try what you just did
otherwise all of the above


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Stained_Whisper
GOLD Member since Dec 2006

Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa

Total posts: 161
Posted:when you start to show off your burns, scars ECT, and telling this amazing poi story how you got them, and immediately pick up your poi to practice the move again

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You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution

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Stained_Whisper
GOLD Member since Dec 2006

Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa

Total posts: 161
Posted:i was told this by my hubby when he started teaching me... never believed him until i played with fire...

You actually like the smell of the feul and the burnt hair smile


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You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:starting unofficial poi classes (ages of attendees so far: 12- 50 something) at the school you're teaching in China because

A) you think Chinese kids would be able to do some kickass stuff with a bit of practise

B) you want someone to say: 'Hey check out this cool antispin thing!' to and have them understand you


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Zenooph
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

Zenooph

psychadelic pyro
Location: Johannesburg

Total posts: 570
Posted:You see someone walking 2 dogs and your first thoughts are:
'Dog Poi'


Normality is the playground of the unimaginative

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Stained_Whisper
GOLD Member since Dec 2006

Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa

Total posts: 161
Posted:you cant stop thinking about it, you busy practicing a new move, and you dopnt get it right, ill fall asleep at night, trying to work out the poi move in my mind... over and over again.

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You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution

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SunnySammy
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

SunnySammy

Watching the Sky
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni

Total posts: 453
Posted:my housemate caught me doing some kind of 'air-poi' redface the other day in the kitchen redface

well it is winter! . . . redface


sunny
I jumped into the river, what did i see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me. wink

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Tom_Shill
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

Tom_Shill

enthusiast
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 213
Posted: Written by: Zenooph


You see someone walking 2 dogs and your first thoughts are:
'Dog Poi'



Haha, definately! I do all the invisible stuff too, flowers happen a lot when we're all sat around in the kitchen. The real telling one is then switching to antispin flowers and thinking, 'yeah this feels cool' but to everyone else you're just waving your arms around like you were before.

Idiots. smile


Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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eeek


member
Location: Cottbus

Total posts: 38
Posted:you think the bartender who juggles two bottle is lame because:
- he uses pyrotechnical cold fire
- uses only two even without a chain

you find yourself twirling each plastic bag after going shopping... even though the content is fragile

you have spend hundreds of hours practising moves, travelling for thousands of kilometers to meet fellow spinner but still think you suck


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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:for me its being knowen as circus man by new people i meet in glos kinda annoying but hay lol

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:you twirl your scarf because you can

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:you contemplate how to do anything and everything antispin (no, seriously)

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Daywalker
Location: Dublin!

Total posts: 215
Posted:You have a bad day (or maybe even not that bad....could be a normal day) and you can't wait to get a lil open space to you can spin spin spin! and that makes the whole day soooooo much better!

You're so eager to learn new tricks and improve your style that, you feel like you're gonna explode

you just love that "new poi" smell


Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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Flamez
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

Flamez

member
Location: Cape Town The Mother City

Total posts: 56
Posted:You have been poing for about a year. Moved out of the house a month ago. When you visit your parents, your mother and little brother is standing on the lawn one with a set of commets the other with makeshift practice poi trying to outdo each other.

And your father standing on one side shouting: "Now where's the friggin fire!!!"

I suppose it runs in the family hey!?!


"My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely."

"Insanity is my only means of relaxation."

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Daywalker
Location: Dublin!

Total posts: 215
Posted: Written by: Flamez


You have been poing for about a year. Moved out of the house a month ago. When you visit your parents, your mother and little brother is standing on the lawn one with a set of commets the other with makeshift practice poi trying to outdo each other.

And your father standing on one side shouting: "Now where's the friggin fire!!!"

I suppose it runs in the family hey!?!



It's proof that it's contagious anyway biggrin


Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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