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Old 13-01-2013, 16:47
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I wonder what the letter is about that falls out?

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Old 13-01-2013, 16:52
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Lauren ends up having another big argument with Tanya, before heading off to The Vic and hitting the bottle
Oh great - Lauren gets drunk ...... again.


and Bianca also loses out when her contract is terminated by Roxy
and Bianca loses her job .... again.
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Old 13-01-2013, 18:19
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It's realistic Lauren getting drunk, she's an alcoholic. If she only had the occasional glass then they'd be complaints of no consistancy in the s/l.
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Old 14-01-2013, 07:01
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It might be realistic IF Lauren is an alcoholic (which is far from certain), but do the writers have to keep on recycling the same old stories time & time again, with no progression.

It's tiresome.
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Old 14-01-2013, 07:51
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It's realistic Lauren getting drunk, she's an alcoholic. If she only had the occasional glass then they'd be complaints of no consistancy in the s/l.
Exactly!
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Old 14-01-2013, 08:00
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I would class Lauren as a binge drinker rather than a full blown alcoholic. She doesnt suffer from withdrawals /shakes and doesnt need a drink first thing to feel normal.
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Old 14-01-2013, 08:05
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I would class Lauren as a binge drinker rather than a full blown alcoholic. She doesnt suffer from withdrawals /shakes and doesnt need a drink first thing to feel normal.
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Old 14-01-2013, 08:11
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I would class Lauren as a binge drinker rather than a full blown alcoholic. She doesnt suffer from withdrawals /shakes and doesnt need a drink first thing to feel normal.
Yes, she'sa binge drinker, often turning to drink when things don't go her way. She's not an alcoholic. It's just the same story recycled.


As for Bianca - bothe she and Kat went for the same job at R&R, presumably prepared to do it single-handed. So why would there be a problem with Kat remaining at R&R, and Bianca working at the Vic? There is no reason for them to share both jobs.

Poor, lazy writing. And lo and behold, when Kat loes her job at the Vic, so does Bianca.
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Old 14-01-2013, 09:28
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and Bianca loses her job .... again.[/quote]

ffs how many times?! cant she either just get her benefits sorted or get a job and keep it? shes meant to get a stall next - please EE, let this work out and lets move on from this 'poverty' SL
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Old 14-01-2013, 12:50
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characters spend more time going around in circles then the clothes at the laundrette.
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Old 14-01-2013, 12:55
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Laurens liver should be leaving about now, it was last year when tan & max took her to that Lady Dr about her drinking and she was warned then, but that also seems to have been forgotten about.

They should just do a Billy Jackson on Lauren & her Liver and get it over & done with.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:04
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It might be realistic IF Lauren is an alcoholic (which is far from certain), but do the writers have to keep on recycling the same old stories time & time again, with no progression.

It's tiresome.
I'd say it's definitely realistic. Alcohol isn't exactly a hard drug where constant abuse of it quickly leads to a bad turn. On the other hand, it'd be extremely unrealistic if she suddenly managed to sort her problems out without a drink. Therefore, her going back to The Vic and getting drunk is the most realistic approach.

Also, I'd say she is an alcoholic. She has a dependency on it and it's the first thing she turns to when a problem arises. Sure, she might not be a raging alcoholic in crisis, but I'd say she's an alcoholic in some way, shape or form.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:21
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I'd say it's definitely realistic. Alcohol isn't exactly a hard drug where constant abuse of it quickly leads to a bad turn. On the other hand, it'd be extremely unrealistic if she suddenly managed to sort her problems out without a drink. Therefore, her going back to The Vic and getting drunk is the most realistic approach.

Also, I'd say she is an alcoholic. She has a dependency on it and it's the first thing she turns to when a problem arises. Sure, she might not be a raging alcoholic in crisis, but I'd say she's an alcoholic in some way, shape or form.
Then please could the scriptwriters just develop this s/l (or even hint at some development) rather than just go round & round in circles.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:29
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Then please could the scriptwriters just develop this s/l (or even hint at some development) rather than just go round & round in circles.
It is being developed: she's a binge drinker that's developing a dependency on alcohol. Unfortunately, it's a slow burner. Just like you don't wake up cured of your addiction, you don't wake up a fully-fledged addict. It happens over a long period of time.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:48
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Then please could the scriptwriters just develop this s/l (or even hint at some development) rather than just go round & round in circles.
It is being developed: she's a binge drinker that's developing a dependency on alcohol. Unfortunately, it's a slow burner. Just like you don't wake up cured of your addiction, you don't wake up a fully-fledged addict. It happens over a long period of time.
Exactly, you don't get into and then 'get cured' in just a month etc. it goes on for a long time, which people don't seem to understand. You moan if we get a Phil Mitchell crack recovery quickly, but moan if Lauren's is done properly at a good pace?

I believe LN said that Lauren's story will be wrapped up/dealt with in the coming months as her drinking finally comes to a head soon and she will at last get the help she needs.

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Old 14-01-2013, 13:49
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It is being developed: she's a binge drinker that's developing a dependency on alcohol. Unfortunately, it's a slow burner. Just like you don't wake up cured of your addiction, you don't wake up a fully-fledged addict. It happens over a long period of time.
Exactly. If the storyline was treated in the same way as Phil's crack addiction, there would be a lot of criticism.

I'm actually really intrigued by Lauren's alcoholism and it's one storyline that I'm glad is a slow burner.

EDIT: Ok my points have been covered already.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:52
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It is being developed: she's a binge drinker that's developing a dependency on alcohol. Unfortunately, it's a slow burner. Just like you don't wake up cured of your addiction, you don't wake up a fully-fledged addict. It happens over a long period of time.
Agreed

(even though this storyline is agonisingly slow )

She's not going to suddenly decide she doesn't need alcohol anymore. In fact she hasn't even had a proper session with a therapist/counselor.

The reason everyone laughs at the "Phil on crack" storyline is because he became an addict then just seemed to stop cold turkey a week or so later. It's not believable.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:52
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Exactly. If the storyline was treated in the same way as Phil's crack addiction, there would be a lot of criticism.

I'm actually really intrigued by Lauren's alcoholism and it's one storyline that I'm glad is a slow burner.

EDIT: Ok my points have been covered already.
Copyright! Copyright I say

No I agree though, it's one of the only SL's I'm interested in atm
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:52
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Good grief, how many times has "Phil" and "crack" been mentioned on this thread?
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:54
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Agreed

(even though this storyline is agonisingly slow )

She's not going to suddenly decide she doesn't need alcohol anymore. In fact she hasn't even had a proper session with a therapist/counselor.

The reason everyone laughs at the "Phil on crack" storyline is because he became an addict then just seemed to stop cold turkey a week or so later. It's not believable.
She really has had no support. People say Abi is ignored etc. (which is true) but at least she has Jay and a few others, so she hasn't come out as bad. Lauren really has no one there to listen to her or help her talk about her feelings/what's going on in her head. Her family is constantly fighting with each other, so you really have to feel for the both of them.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:55
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More recycled scenes involving Tanya/Max/Kirsty. Tanya tells Max to tell Kirsty to leave he tells he has or trys to make a pathetic attempt to make her leave. Tanya then tries to tell Kirsty to leave and they both fight other who knows Max best in the end Kirsty doesnt leave and Tanya has a permanent scowl on her face.

Bianca 'poverty' SL Again more recycled scenes Bianca thinks things are looking good then she gets sacked. We will probably see one of her coat sleeves fall off which she will tie together with an elastic band, someone will feel sorry for her and give her a job which she then lose and it will be a never ending cycle.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:58
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I'm hoping they're going to build up the Lauren/Abi relationship as well, as this scene was actually really well done, and quite moving.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:58
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More recycled scenes involving Tanya/Max/Kirsty. Tanya tells Max to tell Kirsty to leave he tells he has or trys to make a pathetic attempt to make her leave. Tanya then tries to tell Kirsty to leave and they both fight other who knows Max best in the end Kirsty doesnt leave and Tanya has a permanent scowl on her face.

Bianca 'poverty' SL Again more recycled scenes Bianca thinks things are looking good then she gets sacked. We will probably see one of her coat sleeves fall off which she will tie together with an elastic band, someone will feel sorry for her and give her a job which she then lose and it will be a never ending cycle.
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to either of these storylines either.

Max: they should both just tell him to clear off

Bianca: should use her common sense while working in order to actually keep a job

In the case of Bianca, it's not really that difficult!
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:59
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I'm hoping they're going to build up the Lauren/Abi relationship as well, as this scene was actually really well done, and quite moving.
The subtle scene where Lauren complimented Abi the other day was also quite nice, I was genuinely surprised by it.
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:01
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The subtle scene where Lauren complimented Abi the other day was also quite nice, I was genuinely surprised by it.
About the clip in her hair? I liked that one as well. Abi is actually the one who could help Lauren the most through this, though TPTB will probably push Joey, I'm hoping Abi will play her part.
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