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What if LSD is made with pure magic?
Step 1: 125mg 4-FA.
Step 2: Canon Rebel XTi.
Step 3: Slow shutter speed.
Step 4: ???
Step 5: Profit!
ok so I just did 4-FA with my roommate and her rad friend and now we’re dancing and chain smoking and about to do cocaine and I’m wearing this awesome fucking hat and holy shit I feel good
ps I have no idea what 4-FA is but it’s been in our freezer for months and I like it
Clearly my trip to New Orleans was a resounding success.
Happy Thanksgiving from The Psychedelic Helpdesk!
This year I am thankful for Alexander Shulgin, Albert Hoffman, Rick Strassman, William Pickard, and everyone else who has led to the propagation of psychedelic substances and information.
…And all of you, of course <3!
So ready for shenanigans tonight with the best people!~
That’s all, folks!
My inbox is empty, thus officially starting my hiatus.
However, someone has already discovered that Fanmail is still on. So… you can get at me that way. But I won’t always be able to respond quickly to them during this time.
!!! Love and light to you all !!!
|What is the risk of having substances shipped to you from something like the Silk Road?|
The risk level varies, depending on where it’s being shipped from, what’s getting shipped, where it’s getting shipped to, how much is getting shipped, and so on.
katieepants replied to your post “Time for a brief hiatus”
WOOOOOOO New Orleans!! Goin for a show?
No, although we may end up at a random warehouse rave by the end of the week.
My friend goes to Tulane, so I’m visiting her. I’m exceptionally excited to participate in Danksgiving, which is like Thanksgiving, but all of the food stuffs are weed edibles!
|On the subject of seratonin syndrome, I once did a bit of research & found that there is a risk of me getting it because of my meds (Prozac & Trazadone) mixed with whatever I'd be taking (I do shrooms, acid, and coke). Would you say I'm at a high risk of it or no? Also, is coke good to do if you're on a beta blocker, like Propranolol?|
Coke is definitely dangerous when you’re on a beta blocker. Despite your medication, it can cause increased heart rate.
Youur meds should be fine with the drugs you listed otherwise. I would just stay away from MDMA.
|how / why did you get so into various drugs? do you ever worry of any negative effects your life? do you plan to always use (recreationally) ?|
Oh, you know, a mixture of the right friends and a strong curiosity for the unknown.
I always try to use drugs in a way that don’t impede my responsibilities (work, school, family, etc), so I don’t worry too much about negative consequences.
And yes, I hope that when I’m 80 I occasionally whip out a tab or two.