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RovoGOLD Member
(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
544 posts
Location: Austin, TX, USA


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


RixatrixBRONZE Member
paranoid of gov't conspiracies
217 posts
Location: USA


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!

bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


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)


Wizz-er-pops
206 posts
Location: UK


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.


pounceSILVER Member
All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
9,831 posts
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all around the world, USA


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**


mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


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)


pounceSILVER Member
All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
9,831 posts
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all around the world, USA


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**


Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


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...


pounceSILVER Member
All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
9,831 posts
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all around the world, USA


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**


Kapura MataaroHoP resident longboarder.
195 posts
Location: Tasmania, Australia


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....


originalsmitSILVER Member
addict
469 posts
Location: nottingham, england. cornwall wales denmark or pra...


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


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


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


Stained_WhisperGOLD Member
Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
161 posts
Location: south africa


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

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


Stained_WhisperGOLD Member
Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
161 posts
Location: south africa


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

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


LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


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


ZenoophSILVER Member
psychadelic pyro
570 posts
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa


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

Normality is the playground of the unimaginative


Stained_WhisperGOLD Member
Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
161 posts
Location: south africa


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.

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


SunnySammySILVER Member
Watching the Sky
453 posts
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni, United Kingdom


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


Tom_ShillSILVER Member
enthusiast
213 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


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?


eeekmember
38 posts
Location: Cottbus


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

MikefromGlosSILVER Member
Hitman
985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


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


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


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


fNiGOLD Member
master of disaster
3,354 posts
Location: New York, USA


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


_3C_Daywalker
215 posts
Location: Dublin!


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!!!!]


FlamezBRONZE Member
member
56 posts
Location: Cape Town The Mother City, South Africa


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."


_3C_Daywalker
215 posts
Location: Dublin!


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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