I can usually smell a party a mile away, so its no shocker to me that already we got some party-related questions from the fine readers of SYWH. It’s obvious that you’re somewhat fucked up already because if you knew how to read and follow directions, you’d have emailed your inquiries to email@example.com vs posting them as comments to a posting because those were the instructions as they were laid out to you earlier today. However, if I followed directions, I wouldn’t have the knowledge and brain damage it takes to help you greenhorns navigate the murky waters of substance abuse, so I can’t really get all that mad at y’all. That being said, prepare for enlightenment!
whore for your troubles? asks: Have you ever tried crack? Why?
Yes I have. I more or less tried crack just to say that I did because unless you’ve reached that homeless, smelly, fucked for life stage of cocaine addiction, crack isn’t worth the hassle or money for a few reasons. The first reason is that crack is more or less a way for a drug dealer to stretch out cocaine by cutting it with all sorts of household chemicals, and because the crack using clientele (aka “crackheads”) are usually long passed the point of caring about their lives in any capacity, quality control isn’t really all that important do a crack dealer. The dealer is trying to get the most bang for his buck, and the user is more than likely deep in the throes of addiction and general life-related turmoil and beyond smoking than $5 or $10, they just need to get high. It’s no longer a matter of good or bad, being high is all that really matters. Furthermore, if you live in a town where people are selling crack, you live in a town where people are selling normal cocaine, which is a funner and somewhat safer bet as far as having a good time goes.
The crack high was real weird and spacey and seemed to lend itself to getting one to “act like a total lunatic” vs a cocaine high which more often than not just leads to someone babbling on and on about really “deep” thoughts they’ve been having lately. Most people who operate in the world of crack are SKETCHY as fuck, and obtaining said substance usually involves interacting with people who make me look like any given member of Attack! Attack! as far as being moral, just, and reputation are concerned. I tend to find that those who sell “white girl” can still manage to be normal humans who don’t necessarily make you fear for your life just by looking at you. In fact, some of the funnest people I know make a living getting hipsters to grind their teeth on marching powder, so take that bad stereotypes from movies and television. While obviously the SMART choice is not doing either, but unless you want to follow in my idiotic footsteps and do something “just for the story”, pass the crack and stick to straight cocaine.
MrBlunted asks: Acid or Ketamine, which is better?
Apples and oranges dude. These two drugs really aren’t alike at all, at least in my experiences. To be fair, I was never much of a dance club kid so I haven’t done piles of Ketamine, but my few ventures involving K usually left me feeling generally awesome all around and I felt like it took my body parts five or six seconds to react to whatever my brain wanted them to do. Acid, or LSD, makes your eyes focus on light differently, which more than likely leads to visual hallucinations, as well as aural hallucinations (although independently of whatever your eyes are up to), and a general all around body high which can actually feel shitty and nerve wracking depending on how pure your LSD is. Ketamine wears entirely off in a couple of hours, while LSD doesn’t even really get going for a couple of hours, then hits you full blast before slowly fading out and leaving you feeling like total garbage the next day. Lgh, just typing that made me shudder and recall rough days in college.
While both drugs have notorious names for when they go wrong: K Holes for Ketamine and “bad trips” for LSD, that’s really all they have in common. Luckily, I’ve never been in a “K-Hole”, but from what I’ve heard, it sounds like it sucks pretty bad. I have known of Ketamine making people puke easily, which is never fun, but all of my experiences have been pretty fun. Like anything heavy, start slow and preferably with someone who knows what they’re doing and chances are, you’ll have a good time. A “bad trip” on LSD is more often than not the result of poor product quality and your brain having to react to being in stressful or bad situations. If you’re going to do LSD, do it somewhere safe, familiar, and make sure you have little to no reason to interact with people who aren’t also on LSD. It’s usually smart to have friends with you while on acid so you don’t end up accidentally doing something to hurt yourself because you think the “walls are breathing on you, man”, and while your more hippie-ish friends may encourage you to do things like “go on a hike”, its generally best to stay away from places where you’re going to wind up making a scene because you’re tripping balls. I don’t know from personal experience, but I’m pretty sure dealing with the police would make turn any LSD experience into a “bad trip”.
So, there really isn’t saying one is “better” than the other. It would be like comparing Black Sabbath to Judge. Both awesome and heavy duty, but in totally different ways. Personally, I feel like LSD is far too time consuming for anyone with a job and a life with worthwhile things going on in it, and my days of “totally tripping balls” are pretty much over. Ketamine is a lot less of a commitment and can actually be used while in public discreetly, but is a pain in the ass to get ahold of. Again, you’re better off doing NEITHER of these things, but comparing the two is like comparing Mexican food and Italian food; its entirely a matter of what sounds like more fun to you.
DarthZedd asks: What made you decide to quit being edge?
Now, before I answer, I want to clarify that this was my own personal reasons for wanting to hang up the Xs. This is not a judgment on straight edge as a movement, or straight edge people. Some of my best friends are still edge, and have always treated me great throughout my substance abuse escapades. I don’t hate the edge, or edge people. However, it felt, to me personally, that straight edge undeniably had an element of being a part of a group, and that at times, the “part of a group” feeling outweighed what really is the most important part of straight edge: sobriety. When I “broke” edge, I smoked weed once, and didn’t touch anything for months afterwards. I have also had several lengthy periods of my adult life where I chose to be sober, both for health reasons and because partying didn’t seem appealing. I had plenty of drug experience prior to going straight edge, so I wasn’t rushing to try anything new and exciting when I “sold out”. I just wanted to do my own thing and live outside of any ideology. Again, not hating the movement or the people, it just wasn’t something that sat right with me.
thestealer asks: You seem cute. Can I have your phone number?
NAH BRAH. Start by e-mailing the right address then we can talk.
Briggzy asks: “I’m thinking about doing w33d (marijuana) for the first time but I’m scared. My mom says if you do your penis will fall off :(( l0l All my friendz r peer pressuring me. I’m so scared :P .. Wat should I d0 :(“
I am going to address this as if is both a joke question and a serious one. If you’re being serious, if you’re scared of wanting to try weed, and don’t want to, don’t. Going into any drug experience not feeling good about it is a great way for it to end up being a bad experience, regardless of the drug. As far as your peers and their pressure goes, fuck them. Do what you want for you. Your friends will be your friends regardless if you decide to get stoned or not.
If this is a joke question, seriously? That’s the best you can do. I expect better than that. “My mom says if you do your penis will fall off”? Really?
Sandy Duncan’s Glass Eye says: If you listen to New Order the first time you do cocaine you’ll never get addicted. Honestly.
Rent 24 Hour Party People on Netflix. Wrong. Dudes were gakked out for days.
Once again, E-MAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org. Partying is supposed to be fun, not fatal, so ask us before doing something stupid.