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Strife ❤️
October 22nd, 2018, 05:28 PM
I can't remember, not a thing, only… I feel… A yearning… something I've never felt before… What's happening to me? Ahh…

Tobias
October 22nd, 2018, 06:53 PM
Nice! Congrats, Tobias!

Are you sticking with the private sector, then? Weren't you going to be a therapist at a military base?

It’s the military offering the money. Nothing is set in stone yet because I’m still negotiating for the duty station

but...damn, they came out hard ball with the contract offer.

more precisely I knew how much a captain made in salary, but with housing allowance and substincence it was...um...


pursuasive

SeiKeo
October 22nd, 2018, 07:33 PM
They call him, captain rare parrot

Tobias
October 22nd, 2018, 07:51 PM
It not like I have turned my back on Germany or whatever, I’m just saying like

maybe I could just buy a plane

Ratman
October 23rd, 2018, 05:03 AM
After having made a whole lot of gloomy posts, I've got to say, this place got pretty gloomy.

Zurvan
October 23rd, 2018, 07:46 AM
As it should be

AsGryffynn
October 23rd, 2018, 09:32 AM
if you get invited to a halloween party in like the first week of october, are you doing it right, or wrong?
asking for a friend

If costume party, right... if it's a normal party, then you're doing it wrong...


It’s the military offering the money. Nothing is set in stone yet because I’m still negotiating for the duty station

but...damn, they came out hard ball with the contract offer.

more precisely I knew how much a captain made in salary, but with housing allowance and substincence it was...um...


pursuasive

Military man, if you are posted to the NATO border and see any Russky guards on the other side, call for Dima Gozin. Tell them Al-Vandalus told you to and he's making magic at Madriz. They will toss a few free Stolichnaya bottles across the border for you for free.

Historia
October 23rd, 2018, 01:16 PM
All my computer parts shipped. Now begins the wait.

Tobias
October 23rd, 2018, 03:37 PM
If costume party, right... if it's a normal party, then you're doing it wrong...



Military man, if you are posted to the NATO border and see any Russky guards on the other side, call for Dima Gozin. Tell them Al-Vandalus told you to and he's making magic at Madriz. They will toss a few free Stolichnaya bottles across the border for you for free.


I...don’t know what you are saying.

on an unrelated note,

tales from the unit:

a patient stating she became suicidal because god and the Virgin Mary were making her chest hurt. Prodded further, this patient explained that what was happening was god and Mary were pressing her “heart mirror” which was a spiritual reflection of her body. When squeezed, this effected her corporal form.

this patient got hit with zabinaya.

SpoonyViking
October 23rd, 2018, 06:15 PM
A teenaged student threatened to beat me up, and the principal blamed me for it.
I feel like I passed a professional milestone.

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this patient got hit with zabinaya.

A Zabaniya from God and the Virgin Mary! Your patient is a badass.

Zurvan
October 23rd, 2018, 06:28 PM
If costume party, right... if it's a normal party, then you're doing it wrong...

just what do you think a halloween party is...

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A teenaged student threatened to beat me up, and the principal blamed me for it.
I feel like I passed a professional milestone.

That sounds like a story to share
like, here
with the rt class

Deathhappens
October 23rd, 2018, 08:40 PM
just what do you think a halloween party is...



It's a party where instead of balloons you hang bats and maybe laugh at the guy who came wearing fangs and a cape, right?

SpoonyViking
October 23rd, 2018, 10:45 PM
That sounds like a story to share
like, here
with the rt class

Well, let's see...

So, last Friday, I warned a student three times about using the cellphone in class, then told him the next time I'd just ask him to leave. So he put his cellphone away, but then went to sleep right there on his desk, so I told him to leave.

That wasn't the student who threatened me, by the way. The student in question wanted to defend his pal, so I told him he could do it at the principal's office and asked him to leave, too. He got super pissy about it, and today I was asked by the principal to retell him what happened with the student there. After the third time said student called me a liar, I called him a brat and said he was basically a child, so he stood up, crossed his arms, and said he could beat me up anyway. The principal asked me to leave, then later called me back to admonish me for my "outburst".

Now guess what was the student's punishment. Go on, guess. :-D

Saiga
October 23rd, 2018, 11:27 PM
My friend is going to Japan in 6 months

And he's offered for me to borrow his PS4

Finally, a solution to my dilemna of wanting to play the new Spider-man and Digimon games without buying a new console

Deathhappens
October 24th, 2018, 08:37 AM
Well, let's see...

So, last Friday, I warned a student three times about using the cellphone in class, then told him the next time I'd just ask him to leave. So he put his cellphone away, but then went to sleep right there on his desk, so I told him to leave.

That wasn't the student who threatened me, by the way. The student in question wanted to defend his pal, so I told him he could do it at the principal's office and asked him to leave, too. He got super pissy about it, and today I was asked by the principal to retell him what happened with the student there. After the third time said student called me a liar, I called him a brat and said he was basically a child, so he stood up, crossed his arms, and said he could beat me up anyway. The principal asked me to leave, then later called me back to admonish me for my "outburst".

Now guess what was the student's punishment. Go on, guess. :-D

I'd say a slap on the wrist, but even that would be deemed school violence nowadays.

AsGryffynn
October 24th, 2018, 11:05 AM
I...don’t know what you are saying.

on an unrelated note,

tales from the unit:

a patient stating she became suicidal because god and the Virgin Mary were making her chest hurt. Prodded further, this patient explained that what was happening was god and Mary were pressing her “heart mirror” which was a spiritual reflection of her body. When squeezed, this effected her corporal form.

this patient got hit with zabinaya.

I got the impression you were in the army or something.

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Also, found out I am the only person not getting RDR2 on release... because I am not particularly big on Westerns...

Tobias
October 24th, 2018, 11:14 AM
Applying to enter, but not in.

SpoonyViking
October 24th, 2018, 11:43 AM
I'd say a slap on the wrist, but even that would be deemed school violence nowadays.

Pshaw! He just got a sermon. Didn't even get suspension or anything.
Honestly, I wasn't even surprised - this is the same school where a student got aggressive with a pregnant teacher and nothing came of it.

Deathhappens
October 24th, 2018, 11:55 AM
Unfortunately an all too-common attitude about education, here in the other side of the globe as well.

AsGryffynn
October 24th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Applying to enter, but not in.

Right...

Do what I wrote before if you get in and are posted close to the Russian border.

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It's a party where instead of balloons you hang bats and maybe laugh at the guy who came wearing fangs and a cape, right?

Well, all I will say is... this has happened before, and the guy wasn't really chill about it...

I3uster
October 24th, 2018, 06:26 PM
got a new hairdresser since i moved and this guy really doesnt compare to my old one

i cant believe i miss talking during a haircut

Tobias
October 24th, 2018, 07:24 PM
Tales from the unit, I can’t even believe I just said that edition

putting together medical examination on a patient who identifies himself as a vampire. Not completely unusual.

whats interesting is that “due to the war” he is homicidal towards werewolves.

so I had to ask my clinical director, do I put him as homicidal towards general pop due to psychosis

or because he has technically identified a subset of the population epitomized by a unique and distinguishing feature, due I put him down as admitting to desire to commit a hate time towards a minority group.

i actually didn’t know

Pendant
October 24th, 2018, 08:28 PM
I'm a werewolf. I don't really begrudge werewolf hunters; my kind terrorizes the general populace with a certain degree of regularity so it's only fair that some of your folks would seek retribution. Can't you put him down as "hero"?

SpoonyViking
October 24th, 2018, 08:39 PM
[...] I put him down as admitting to desire to commit a hate time towards a minority group.

Is "hate time" when you force Vanilla Ice fans to listen to "U Can't Touch This" for hours straight? :-P

Tobias
October 24th, 2018, 08:48 PM
Hate time is when it’s 5:01 and any work I do from that point on is free ‘cause I am salaried

I hate all dis unpaid time

pinetree
October 24th, 2018, 09:42 PM
Pshaw! He just got a sermon. Didn't even get suspension or anything.
Honestly, I wasn't even surprised - this is the same school where a student got aggressive with a pregnant teacher and nothing came of it.

Okay I wasn't commenting because, while shitty, these kinds of situations don't even surprise me anymore after entering college, but what the actual fuck? How do you threaten the well-being of a pregnant woman and nothing comes out of it?
Do you work at some expensive private college and the student was just rich, Spoony? It's the only way I can even imagine this happening.


Tales from the unit

Your work... Really isn't boring. Wow.

SpoonyViking
October 24th, 2018, 10:15 PM
Do you work at some expensive private college and the student was just rich, Spoony? It's the only way I can even imagine this happening.

Not exactly. The school is basically a middle class school, and the students are a mix of poor and middle class students (including the usual "high middle class who think they're rich" people), but it is a private school with a reputation for letting anyone pass the classes as long as the tuition is paid, and the owner's policy is to do everything possible to not lose students, so it basically attracts shithead students who know the worst they're going to get is a two- or three-day suspension - but since we're close to the final exams period, not even that.

pinetree
October 24th, 2018, 11:22 PM
Not exactly. The school is basically a middle class school, and the students are a mix of poor and middle class students (including the usual "high middle class who think they're rich" people), but it is a private school with a reputation for letting anyone pass the classes as long as the tuition is paid, and the owner's policy is to do everything possible to not lose students, so it basically attracts shithead students who know the worst they're going to get is a two- or three-day suspension - but since we're close to the final exams period, not even that.

Seems like a really shitty situation to be in. I hope you yourself are doing well at least.

Historia
October 25th, 2018, 12:42 AM
got a new hairdresser since i moved and this guy really doesnt compare to my old one

i cant believe i miss talking during a haircut

does he not talk to you when you try to start a conversation?

Deathhappens
October 25th, 2018, 01:42 AM
Tales from the unit, I can’t even believe I just said that edition

putting together medical examination on a patient who identifies himself as a vampire. Not completely unusual.

whats interesting is that “due to the war” he is homicidal towards werewolves.

so I had to ask my clinical director, do I put him as homicidal towards general pop due to psychosis

or because he has technically identified a subset of the population epitomized by a unique and distinguishing feature, due I put him down as admitting to desire to commit a hate time towards a minority group.

i actually didn’t know

Damn, I knew those movies were bad for people, but not that bad.

I mean... Kate Beckinsale in a skintight leather catsuit...

Saiga
October 25th, 2018, 02:17 AM
Hate time is when it’s 5:01 and any work I do from that point on is free ‘cause I am salaried

I hate all dis unpaid time

Me rn

Sunara
October 25th, 2018, 05:54 AM
if you get invited to a halloween party in like the first week of october, are you doing it right, or wrong?
asking for a friend
Right if its your kind of party/peeps you enjoy being around?

I haven't been to a halloween party since I moved.... I miss the one my friend used to throw.
Did go camping w/ bf & his friend & decorated the campsite. I need more halloween paper lanterns. X3

Strife ❤️
October 25th, 2018, 05:56 AM
Consider

1055355689302929408

Sunara
October 25th, 2018, 06:00 AM
It's a party where instead of balloons you hang bats and maybe laugh at the guy who came wearing fangs and a cape, right?
For a sec I read that as just fangs and a cape & it became a different sort of party.

I3uster
October 25th, 2018, 07:50 AM
does he not talk to you when you try to start a conversation?

i dont do "starting conversations" especially with people in service jobs

having to keep one up with an old lady at the store when you are the clerk simply because they know you cant escape can be a bit unnerving

Zurvan
October 25th, 2018, 08:20 AM
I prefer it when my barber doesn't try to converse actually

I3uster
October 25th, 2018, 08:30 AM
i used to but then she warmed me up to it and now shes gone

wheres another middle aged bosnian woman to fill this hole in my heart

Strife ❤️
October 25th, 2018, 08:33 AM
;w;

Historia
October 25th, 2018, 09:07 AM
i dont do "starting conversations" especially with people in service jobs

having to keep one up with an old lady at the store when you are the clerk simply because they know you cant escape can be a bit unnerving

whatever floats your boat

Zurvan
October 25th, 2018, 09:18 AM
you get em hot and bothered all good to go, and then you leave em
classic

SpoonyViking
October 25th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Seems like a really shitty situation to be in. I hope you yourself are doing well at least.

Eh, I'm in this weird quantum state where sometimes I'm alright, because I was already expecting this outcome, and sometimes I'm mad as hell.
Still, only have to put up with the little shit for another month or so, so that helps.

Historia
October 25th, 2018, 09:52 AM
in other news i have 10 gb of images to transfer to backup and the last 300 or so refuse to copy over, so now i'm syncing them to google and yada

there are ~ 15,000 files, curious how long it'll take

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and oh look, more music:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWOUE_E7vg

I3uster
October 25th, 2018, 12:09 PM
you get em hot and bothered all good to go, and then you leave em
classic

will i ever love again

Zurvan
October 25th, 2018, 01:52 PM
only if you venture out to truly find your heart's desire

dafuq is pena culer

Historia
October 25th, 2018, 03:17 PM
its still downloading

Sunara
October 26th, 2018, 12:34 AM
Out of context, it sounded like your "heart's desire" was still downloading. Lol.

Deathhappens
October 26th, 2018, 07:29 AM
Now that's a proper 21st century love story title.

...I think I might have been reading too much cyberpunk recently.

Historia
October 26th, 2018, 01:46 PM
Out of context, it sounded like your "heart's desire" was still downloading. Lol.

ha... ha...

anyway, it finished. everything's backed up, the parts are all here, build time...

Zurvan
October 26th, 2018, 06:17 PM
What is your heart's desire RT

share and you'll get a special surprise

mine is to live eternally

Deathhappens
October 26th, 2018, 06:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hNQ1ZuQiuQ

You will never be this good, volume 211241431321

Toa of Gallifrey
October 26th, 2018, 06:47 PM
my heart's desire is to live free of worries, like Yoshikage except without murdering people

Saiga
October 26th, 2018, 07:16 PM
my heart's desire is to live free of worries, like Yoshikage except without murdering people

very almost the same

Zurvan
October 26th, 2018, 07:17 PM
so who's on the murder list

Deathhappens
October 26th, 2018, 07:46 PM
He'd tell you, but then he'd have to kill you.

Five_X
October 26th, 2018, 08:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hNQ1ZuQiuQ

You will never be this good, volume 211241431321

These solos aren't actually too hard. Most solos aren't anyway because it's just memorizing individual notes, so you don't need to know much technique. The harder parts of playing guitar are weird chord shapes and difficult changes, which don't usually happen in most solos. With enough practise even a relatively new guitarist can learn to play a solo pretty fluently, even if they look really complicated.

Toa of Gallifrey
October 26th, 2018, 10:22 PM
My fetishes don't require anyone be murdered, so it's all good


Since I've had trouble memorizing kana, I reset my copy of Pokemon X and set the language to Japanese. I won't have time to get down on it until late November, but I've had fun messing around the start of the game.

Sunara
October 26th, 2018, 10:29 PM
What is your heart's desire RT

share and you'll get a special surprise

mine is to live eternally
To become a sorceress/magician to rival Merlin, Medea, etc.
Not sure what I'd do after that; guess mess with people....& help people that need it?
Make the ultimate magical house?

Use magic to read all the manga/watch all the anime/etc & know all the languages.....?

AsGryffynn
October 26th, 2018, 10:52 PM
only if you venture out to truly find your heart's desire

dafuq is pena culer

It means Messi's OTT (one true team) was here...

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Laserman
October 27th, 2018, 01:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBIsZlV1jHk

Sunara
October 27th, 2018, 04:28 AM
I've come to the conclusion that I've been doing Halloween wrong. I should have elaborate anime displays.... especially Fate ones. Like a wood painted figure/mannequin of Atlanta shooting her bow. Or certain characters pressuring trick or treaters to eat Mabu-curry.

Deathhappens
October 27th, 2018, 04:57 AM
These solos aren't actually too hard. Most solos aren't anyway because it's just memorizing individual notes, so you don't need to know much technique. The harder parts of playing guitar are weird chord shapes and difficult changes, which don't usually happen in most solos. With enough practise even a relatively new guitarist can learn to play a solo pretty fluently, even if they look really complicated.

They're well above average difficulty, especially the Hotel California one, and he's executing them flawlessly.
YWN be this good.mp3

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Note that I'm not just talking about "press the right frets in the right order" here.Yeah, anyone could do that with some practice. It's the execution that makes the difference. The guy's technique is on point.

Snow
October 27th, 2018, 07:08 AM
technique: strum string, make sound

Five_X
October 27th, 2018, 11:36 AM
They're well above average difficulty, especially the Hotel California one, and he's executing them flawlessly.
YWN be this good.mp3

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Note that I'm not just talking about "press the right frets in the right order" here.Yeah, anyone could do that with some practice. It's the execution that makes the difference. The guy's technique is on point.

If you've listened to something enough you've got a good idea of how it ought to sound. Then, knowing the notes, replicate that. It's mostly about knowing how something sounds and keeping that in mind as you play. Execution is just practise and that's just spending time playing over and over again. It's not about being good or bad at guitar. After all there's a reason why there are tons and tons of guitarists on YouTube doing covers of stuff.

Just practise whenever you can! You'll get there way sooner than you think.

Deathhappens
October 27th, 2018, 05:01 PM
I''ve been playing guitar for six years*, dude. I can recognise someone who can actually play well from someone who's just going through the motions. Sure, he's not Narcisso Yepes, but the guy is actually good.


*technically like ten but the first four don't count because I forgot all about them.

Tobias
October 27th, 2018, 05:16 PM
Tales from the unit:

watching a patient sit their and do pelvic thrusts and bark like a dog at a female patient, he isn’t redirectabe because, you know, he is so damn crazy I don’t think he can even hear me.

but then another patient lobs a yoga ball and hits him right in the head, resulting in barking guy shaking his head and walking off due to renewed, but differently focused psychosis.

outwardly I had to chide ball thrower for tossing something at a fellow patient but inwardly I’m sitting there like “hahahahaha! Awesome, thanks for doing what they would frown on me doing!”

Five_X
October 27th, 2018, 05:35 PM
I''ve been playing guitar for six years, dude. I can recognise someone who can actually play well from someone who's just going through the motions. Sure, he's not Narcisso Yepes, but the guy is actually good.

I've been playing for eight years. I'm not saying the guy isn't good, but playing what he is there isn't beyond the average person's capabilities. I'm not a talented person in any way, shape, or form, but I was able to decently play solos like those after about a year of starting guitar. They aren't what's difficult about playing. Practise and memorization! I like solos, because they're extremely memorable - once you know how to play them, it's hard to forget.

Here's a good one I like to play, because the notes are very easy but the real learning of it is getting a feel for the timing between them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFgtC_H79m4

I'm sure you can play stuff as well as that guy in the video with enough dedication! Not even like hours and hours constantly, just like an hour a day, even less, whatever fits into your schedule. I'm so glad YT is a thing now and there are tutorials and tabs everywhere, I'd die without them.

Deathhappens
October 27th, 2018, 05:42 PM
technique: strum string, make sound

Yes, thank you for your input, why didn't I think of that, hmm

SpoonyViking
October 27th, 2018, 06:33 PM
I'm so glad YT is a thing now and there are tutorials and tabs everywhere, I'd die without them.Back when I practiced (keyboards, not guitar) I used Guitar Pro. Have you heard of it? The sound quality isn't good since it uses .midi, but it's great for practice.

Deathhappens
October 27th, 2018, 06:34 PM
At this point I feel like I should clarify that I didn't mean "you will never be this good" literally, but thanks for the encouragement. I'm trucking along.

My personal achievement milestone thus far has been this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E66Dion-WYI

It's a two-guitar job, and I can't make it sound quite right yet, but I've been plucking away at it for years and I'm pretty proud of being able to play it as much as I can.

Iceblade44
October 27th, 2018, 06:44 PM
I've come to the conclusion that I've been doing Halloween wrong. I should have elaborate anime displays.... especially Fate ones. Like a wood painted figure/mannequin of Atlanta shooting her bow. Or certain characters pressuring trick or treaters to eat Mabu-curry.

Seems like a lot of effort

Tobias
October 27th, 2018, 06:48 PM
Tales from the unit, bonus round

i offer the following without further commentary

you will likely never know the thrill of watching a fifty plus arthritic old tech zip in and snatch a filthy diaper out of the hand of a patient known for hurling things at satan, who is currently telling you that you are satan

actuqlly I have one comment, if he misses that grab, I wouldn’t be posting this because I would be in the shower

Deathhappens
October 27th, 2018, 06:55 PM
Either you're the world's fastest typer, or you already saw the thing go down before you typed this.
And since everyone knows admins don't lie, damn, I'm impressed.

Five_X
October 27th, 2018, 06:56 PM
Back when I practiced (keyboards, not guitar) I used Guitar Pro. Have you heard of it? The sound quality isn't good since it uses .midi, but it's great for practice.

GuitarPro is really nice, it doesn't replace watching someone play, but it helps a lot, yeah.

Deathhappens
October 28th, 2018, 01:05 PM
Isn't it paid service though?

Five_X
October 28th, 2018, 01:07 PM
Ah, y-yes

"paid"

Zurvan
October 28th, 2018, 08:20 PM
yeet

Historia
October 29th, 2018, 01:10 AM
does guitarhero count as playing the guitar

Deathhappens
October 29th, 2018, 04:21 AM
Follow your dreams, pick up a real guitar

still hella fun tho

AsGryffynn
October 29th, 2018, 05:10 AM
I've come to the conclusion that I've been doing Halloween wrong. I should have elaborate anime displays.... especially Fate ones. Like a wood painted figure/mannequin of Atlanta shooting her bow. Or certain characters pressuring trick or treaters to eat Mabu-curry.

Hello Bacchus!

Mcjon01
October 29th, 2018, 08:06 AM
Went to a Halloween party the other night and I swear my girlfriends friend was on me like a fly on a shit sandwich (normally I’d say white on rice but that seems a touch racist given the context?)
I thought being taken magically making you more attractive was a myth
Then again it might have just been the pumpkin suit, it was a few sizes too small so my ass was poppin

Zurvan
October 29th, 2018, 08:46 AM
who wouldn't jump dat mcjon booty

Deathhappens
October 29th, 2018, 09:31 AM
It's not racist if you don't call them slanteyed yellow gooks

t. random grandpa on the train looking over my shoulder the other day

SpoonyViking
October 29th, 2018, 10:30 AM
who wouldn't jump dat mcjon booty

I'm more curious about the pumpkin suit, myself.

Zurvan
October 29th, 2018, 10:33 AM
Also whoever it was that made a bowsette halloween costume

just know that you're great

Five_X
October 29th, 2018, 02:50 PM
It's not racist if you don't call them slanteyed yellow gooks

t. random grandpa on the train looking over my shoulder the other day

Saying something while qualifying that it isn't okay to say... doesn't make it okay to say

Just so we're on the same page here

LJ3
October 29th, 2018, 04:29 PM
McJon has a girlfriend???

You
October 29th, 2018, 04:32 PM
Went to a Halloween party the other night and I swear my girlfriends friend was on me like a fly on a shit sandwich (normally I’d say white on rice but that seems a touch racist given the context?)
I thought being taken magically making you more attractive was a myth
Then again it might have just been the pumpkin suit, it was a few sizes too small so my ass was poppin
what's a japanese halloween party like

Deathhappens
October 29th, 2018, 05:24 PM
Saying something while qualifying that it isn't okay to say... doesn't make it okay to say

Just so we're on the same page here

In case it wasn't clear, that's (translated) aforementioned grandpa said when he was looking over my shoulder as I was browsing my newsfeed

At least I assume that's what prompted it, maybe he just explodes in bouts of racism at random, the world may never know

Mattias
October 29th, 2018, 09:05 PM
I need an idea for what to carve into this years pumpkin that can both be weeby but also look like something Halloween-y. I've gotten bored of the Dai-Gurren logo.

Five_X
October 29th, 2018, 09:08 PM
The Tekkadan logo, duh.

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it almost looks like a jester hat

LJ3
October 29th, 2018, 09:30 PM
I’m not sure where to post my opinions on the 2011 stage production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller

not well versed enough to write up something significant but damn, it was certainly interesting to watch

Mattias
October 29th, 2018, 09:33 PM
Gundam logos. That could work. Not the Feddies, but maybe Unicorn or the dirty Zeons.

Skull
October 29th, 2018, 09:37 PM
*Cough* The Living Dead Division and their skull motif from Thunderbolt. *cough*

AAM1232
October 29th, 2018, 10:21 PM
I’m not sure where to post my opinions on the 2011 stage production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller

not well versed enough to write up something significant but damn, it was certainly interesting to watch

Wait 2 Sherlocks in a Frankenstein play? The more you learn

Historia
October 29th, 2018, 10:28 PM
so my case is lower quality than it'd been led to believe -- the pins that hold the tempered glass panel are plastic and i was told they'll break if i remove it too much (like, upgrading it, or for cleaning)

I ordered a different case and returned the old one, also went ahead and upgrade my ssd to a 500gb m.2 instead of 250gb 2.5 -- the only thing that i could add to make the build better at this point is 8 more gigs of ram + an aftermarket cooler / potentially better motherboard, but i'm not overclocking it anytime soon so it's unnecessary

so now i'm sitting here cleaning all my things for another week of waiting

Mcjon01
October 29th, 2018, 10:35 PM
what's a japanese halloween party like
Just an excuse to get plastered like all Japanese parties, but with costumes

Historia
October 30th, 2018, 12:10 AM
finished cleaning. for tonight. anyway:

new build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xnrnMZ

old build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/L7qQMZ

hmmm

Spinach
October 30th, 2018, 12:10 AM
Went to a Halloween party the other night and I swear my girlfriends friend was on me like a fly on a shit sandwich (normally I’d say white on rice but that seems a touch racist given the context?)
I thought being taken magically making you more attractive was a myth
Then again it might have just been the pumpkin suit, it was a few sizes too small so my ass was poppin

You just made this post to remind everyone that you have a girlfriend now, right?

Sunara
October 30th, 2018, 12:13 AM
Went to a Halloween party the other night and I swear my girlfriends friend was on me like a fly on a shit sandwich (normally I’d say white on rice but that seems a touch racist given the context?)
I thought being taken magically making you more attractive was a myth
Then again it might have just been the pumpkin suit, it was a few sizes too small so my ass was poppin
Yet somehow having a boyfriend doesn't seem to do the opposite.

I vaguely remember someone saying it had to do with primal instincts or something.

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You just made this post to remind everyone that you have a girlfriend now, right?
No, he made the post so we could imagine him in a pumpkin suit.

Historia
October 30th, 2018, 12:14 AM
i went over budget and im so ashamed

Zurvan
October 30th, 2018, 01:41 AM
I knew you would

Sunara
October 30th, 2018, 04:57 AM
My budgeting skills suck.... so good for trying to keep to a budget?

Can't sleep because I slept a lot while sick.... O:

Historia
October 30th, 2018, 07:01 AM
I knew you would

Mods? MODS? MOODDDDDDSSSS?

Snow
October 30th, 2018, 07:53 AM
Hi

Zurvan
October 30th, 2018, 08:06 AM
can we disable tags

Gl❀w
October 30th, 2018, 08:36 AM
I’m not sure where to post my opinions on the 2011 stage production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller

not well versed enough to write up something significant but damn, it was certainly interesting to watch

being well versed is for people who are into musicals

Mcjon01
October 30th, 2018, 08:39 AM
Being well versed is for people who are in musicals

Gl❀w
October 30th, 2018, 08:40 AM
Thanks

its now a ghost joke

Mcjon01
October 30th, 2018, 08:42 AM
It's the same joke I just like this presentation better

Gl❀w
October 30th, 2018, 08:43 AM
I saw your original post, you can’t lie to me with your quick edit

we both know the truth

Saiga
October 30th, 2018, 09:54 AM
So I was scrambling to find all the stuff I need to declare my taxes because they're due

now

and I stumbled on a water bill i hadn't paid yet that was due friday

glad I didn't miss that one

Skull
October 30th, 2018, 11:45 AM
Brr...winter is coming.

Might have to give up on walking to work in sandals since the temperature dropped to near 0'c today. :(

Deathhappens
October 30th, 2018, 12:36 PM
As a Facebook post put it, "All my old classmates are out there getting jobs and having kids and I'm just here chasing a Dragonite".

Gl❀w
October 30th, 2018, 12:40 PM
i cant believe my first tagged facebook photo with my best friend since 6th grade is a pre-rocky horror shot in university

Historia
October 30th, 2018, 01:38 PM
oh, hi Snow!

LJ3
October 30th, 2018, 02:49 PM
Wait 2 Sherlocks in a Frankenstein play? The more you learn

Yup. So this had the two switch roles for different nights during its run, and the set design and production made for some great images, the opening and ending was fantastic in this regard.


being well versed is for people who are into musicals

Legit had some people before it started wondering if it was a musical. Certainly wasn’t campy.


Brr...winter is coming.

Might have to give up on walking to work in sandals since the temperature dropped to near 0'c today. :(

Good lord man, you’re like my brother, he needs to stop wearing flip flops now

You
October 30th, 2018, 04:23 PM
Just an excuse to get plastered like all Japanese parties, but with costumes
How american

Zurvan
October 30th, 2018, 04:34 PM
p sure thats everywhere?

I know it is here

Mattias
October 30th, 2018, 07:52 PM
So this is what I ended up going with:
https://i.imgur.com/ILR4RXb.jpg?1[/img]"]https://i.imgur.com/nTFMv2l.jpg?1

Your Halloween is weighed down by Earth's gravity.

Historia
October 30th, 2018, 09:45 PM
so ive decided to watch ufo / extraterrestrial / alien abduction movies and whenever the grays will show up i'll probably be laughing because ayy imao

send halp

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also i found brand name 3000 mhz 16gb ram for 109 USD and it's not shit

suck it losers

Gl❀w
October 30th, 2018, 10:42 PM
https://i.imgur.com/KLeStYF.jpg

Skull
October 30th, 2018, 10:43 PM
QT Cat.

Not as cute as mine though. :p

Gl❀w
October 30th, 2018, 10:50 PM
i dont think you understand how big that box is

Sunara
October 31st, 2018, 02:15 AM
i cant believe my first tagged facebook photo with my best friend since 6th grade is a pre-rocky horror shot in university
Its been awhile, how are you doing? And facebook is weird like that.


So this is what I ended up going with:
https://i.imgur.com/ILR4RXb.jpg?1[/IMG]"]https://i.imgur.com/nTFMv2l.jpg?1

Your Halloween is weighed down by Earth's gravity.
That reminds me that I have to carve my pumpkin tomorrow. Kind of forgot b/c I've been sick.
Dunno what to go with. I could do Fate related as well, something from a comic that borders on too perverted for a pumpkin, or I could do Hakumei & Mikochi blowing up their house..... or maybe kitsune themed. Hmm....

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i dont think you understand how big that box is
Its the world's smallest cat, obviously.

I3uster
October 31st, 2018, 04:24 AM
why make me get up early in your 2 hours of projected arrival to then arrive in the last second/not at all again anyway

then do it in the afternoon im a fucking student i dont sleep like a normal person

Deathhappens
October 31st, 2018, 08:43 AM
So this is what I ended up going with:
https://i.imgur.com/ILR4RXb.jpg?1[/img]"]https://i.imgur.com/nTFMv2l.jpg?1

Your Halloween is weighed down by Earth's gravity.

No idea what that is but it looks like a MtG emblem.

Mattias
October 31st, 2018, 10:16 AM
No idea what that is but it looks like a MtG emblem.

It's a Gundam thing.

Zurvan
October 31st, 2018, 01:00 PM
to then arrive in the last second/not at all again anyway

:c

I3uster
October 31st, 2018, 01:30 PM
They actually did come and now another thing broke this is some pretty good shit.

In other news my dad revealed to me today that apparently we got a good chunk of the money for the first family car I remember from him darts sharking idiots.

AsGryffynn
October 31st, 2018, 04:33 PM
So I was scrambling to find all the stuff I need to declare my taxes because they're due

now

and I stumbled on a water bill i hadn't paid yet that was due friday

glad I didn't miss that one

One day, we will be able to associate our bills to a credit card and watch them and taxes pay themselves.

Deathhappens
October 31st, 2018, 04:40 PM
You can already do that, it's just that then you have to remember to pay the credit card.

Saiga
October 31st, 2018, 04:48 PM
My credit card is linked to my homeloan, so I could just link my bills to it and automate the whole thing.

I don't know if I want to be THAT hands off with my finances tho

Zurvan
October 31st, 2018, 05:02 PM
I have never before heard a girl squeal in excitement getting over pig blood

guys I'm in love how do I not ruin this

Spinach
October 31st, 2018, 05:21 PM
Don't be retarded

Zurvan
October 31st, 2018, 05:39 PM
fuck

AsGryffynn
October 31st, 2018, 05:53 PM
You can already do that, it's just that then you have to remember to pay the credit card.

I'd rather remember paying one thing rather than many.

With my cards, I can pay them with another card and they are all tied to a "master card" that essentially pays for everything with the advantage of needing to pay only one card.

Basically, I've successfully centralized my money.


My credit card is linked to my homeloan, so I could just link my bills to it and automate the whole thing.

I don't know if I want to be THAT hands off with my finances tho

I mean this will be commonplace. I already do that and don't understand why people won't. These are GOVERNMENT services. Anything remotely suspicious will get them classaction'd to hell.

Deathhappens
October 31st, 2018, 07:14 PM
I find that in general automating any kind of bill is a great way to end up "FUCK,I FORGOT ABOUT THAT" a few months down the line, which tends to have unpleasant results. But that's just me, and I have to confirm I'm still wearing my glasses twice daily.

Mcjon01
October 31st, 2018, 11:17 PM
I don’t even understand what you guys are going on about, I just pay all my bills every month with automatic transfers directly from my bank account? That goes for utilities, internet, all my credit cards, etc.

Gl❀w
November 1st, 2018, 12:01 AM
ONLY 364 DAYS UNTIL NEXT HALLOWEEN

Zurvan
November 1st, 2018, 04:31 AM
Cease your enthusiasm

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I will allow no fun here

Saiga
November 1st, 2018, 07:06 AM
ONLY 364 DAYS UNTIL NEXT HALLOWEEN

made me laugh ngl

Deathhappens
November 1st, 2018, 09:23 AM
https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/731/143/3e3.jpg

Historia
November 1st, 2018, 01:52 PM
Dat Aimer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCfwfdy9RU

Sunara
November 2nd, 2018, 12:51 PM
ONLY 364 DAYS UNTIL NEXT HALLOWEEN

I don't know what you're talking about; everday is Halloween. X3

Historia
November 2nd, 2018, 06:37 PM
first post here on new computer, all ready to go. I can run Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Ultra settings at 144hz easily...

Cooler to me is I just watched The Ring for the first time and the girl who plays Samara (the girl in the well) sounded familiar... looked her up and of course... she's also Lilo in Lilo & Stitch...

Childhood enhanced.

Now for Ring II and Ring III.

Deathhappens
November 2nd, 2018, 07:53 PM
They're not as good as the first one.

Gl❀w
November 3rd, 2018, 01:16 AM
babies don't purr

Sesto
November 3rd, 2018, 02:04 AM
tfw working at 2 am with a client having issues with their prod server
kill me

Sunara
November 3rd, 2018, 03:37 AM
babies don't purr
Adds to list of "why having children is a terrible idea"

J/k. I want kids someday.... someday.

Deathhappens
November 3rd, 2018, 04:04 AM
Cats purr, but cats also hate you.

Gl❀w
November 3rd, 2018, 05:15 AM
Speak for yourself

Snow
November 3rd, 2018, 08:40 AM
If cats hate you it's usually for good reason

makes u think

Zurvan
November 3rd, 2018, 10:47 AM
never knew I was a cat

Tobias
November 3rd, 2018, 11:13 AM
Tales from the unit, oddly adorable edition

walk out of the therapy office and encounter a patient who has put a posted note on his chest and is wearing socks on his hands

it took me a minute to realize he had made himself an ID badge and pair of nursing gloves to supplement his psychosis that he was an employee here

it was...weirdly moe.

Five_X
November 3rd, 2018, 11:44 AM
https://i.imgur.com/bI0m2P7.png

Spinach
November 3rd, 2018, 12:04 PM
Babies don't purr they coo and it's cute

Gl❀w
November 3rd, 2018, 12:29 PM
So do pigeons

Deathhappens
November 3rd, 2018, 12:32 PM
If you believe your cat doesn't hate you, you're either being deceived or you've contracted Toxoplasmosis.

Snow
November 3rd, 2018, 12:36 PM
https://i.imgur.com/vwTISaO.jpg

Gl❀w
November 3rd, 2018, 12:41 PM
https://i.imgur.com/B0ZWn4t.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/W0Twzsl.jpg


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Snow wtf why do we have matching cats

Snow
November 3rd, 2018, 12:47 PM
Great minds cat alike.

Tobias
November 3rd, 2018, 01:33 PM
https://i.imgur.com/bI0m2P7.png

suck-it

Gl❀w
November 3rd, 2018, 01:35 PM
^ a posted note

Tobias
November 3rd, 2018, 01:37 PM
By the way speaking of cats if this military thing goes through I might have to give my cat to my mother.

she is like 18 or some shit and I don’t think she would survive an international flight.

that makes me sad

Zurvan
November 3rd, 2018, 01:39 PM
thats one young mother

Tobias
November 3rd, 2018, 01:40 PM
Heh. Took me a minute, but not bad

AsGryffynn
November 3rd, 2018, 07:19 PM
https://78.media.tumblr.com/63a4fdf31632c004b10bd68fcd7ca7ef/tumblr_nnih5b0bSD1sga84io1_1280.png

Tobias
November 3rd, 2018, 07:54 PM
Thanks skeLetizia

Deathhappens
November 3rd, 2018, 09:28 PM
The flight part wouldn't be so bad, airplane holds are pretty confortable places nowadays, but adjusting to a whole new environment and likely different temperatures might be too much for it, that's true.

Gl❀w
November 3rd, 2018, 09:39 PM
the stress of air travel and altitude adjustment alone can and does kill animals

Tobias
November 3rd, 2018, 10:58 PM
From my research over the last few days, while the death rate is low, because of the pressurization changes and potential for rapid changes of tempature, weakened animals or ones with prexisting health conditions are likely to suffer significant adverse effects if not die. Things that also describe an old as shit cat.

i got jade as an adult cat in 2004.

Full disclosure, it’s about all I can take thinking about rehoming her. She will be dead before my tour ends. But I would rather her spend her last few years purring away in a woman’s lap then dying in a panic attack en route. She doesn’t handle stress well. Last time I had to kennel her when she got attacked by another cat the vet had to sedate her after she got so unnerved she actually started to bite herself

Sunara
November 4th, 2018, 12:03 AM
Trying to come up with ideas for storytelling displays for ren-fair.....and I can't think of the name & automatically think 'spinny round light-box thing'....... this is not going to end well. -.-;

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And I hope all works out with your kitty.

Snow
November 4th, 2018, 04:30 AM
Just give her to your mother and let her live out her years in comfort is what I'd do.

Laserman
November 4th, 2018, 11:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RG_LSAPIA

Gl❀w
November 4th, 2018, 12:28 PM
Hey kid you wanna buy a Milton

Five_X
November 4th, 2018, 12:59 PM
That's a real kind offer, ma'am, but I don't think I could afford one of them fancy hotels

Gl❀w
November 4th, 2018, 02:06 PM
Let’s Make A Deal

Deathhappens
November 4th, 2018, 02:48 PM
If it includes becoming a Magical Girl, don't take it.

Tobias
November 4th, 2018, 02:51 PM
Five would be a great magical girl

and don’t let gen ruin magical girls anyway

make magical girls great again

mAc Chaos
November 4th, 2018, 03:03 PM
From my research over the last few days, while the death rate is low, because of the pressurization changes and potential for rapid changes of tempature, weakened animals or ones with prexisting health conditions are likely to suffer significant adverse effects if not die. Things that also describe an old as shit cat.

i got jade as an adult cat in 2004.

Full disclosure, it’s about all I can take thinking about rehoming her. She will be dead before my tour ends. But I would rather her spend her last few years purring away in a woman’s lap then dying in a panic attack en route. She doesn’t handle stress well. Last time I had to kennel her when she got attacked by another cat the vet had to sedate her after she got so unnerved she actually started to bite herself
I was surprised there aren't better ways to move pets. What if you want to move one across the country, for instance; would you have to just drive them all the way? You're pretty much screwed.

If I was going to move my pet birds, I would be afraid the flight would kill them.

Tobias
November 4th, 2018, 03:07 PM
Yeah, if I let my recruiter talk me into staying stateside most of my stuff I would ship freight, but I would drive jade over. It wouldn’t be fun for her but it would be doable.

Spinach
November 4th, 2018, 03:09 PM
A healthy pet can handle a long trip, but it isn't an argument for relocating pets being a good thing. A certain someone drove her cat 10 hours to her new home, and it went surprisingly well, and yet if I drive my cat 80 minutes, he pees all over himself and claws at everything he can reach until he begins to bleed.

Tobias is right to think he should give his cat to his mom.

Strife ❤️
November 4th, 2018, 03:21 PM
Cat Whisperer

Laserman
November 4th, 2018, 03:54 PM
I truly envy people who can talk to others so easily.

Snow
November 4th, 2018, 04:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnVwcUhxt1k
Is BL salt mainstream now?

Deathhappens
November 4th, 2018, 04:31 PM
It heavily depends on the animal, I think: My dog has travelled by plane, boat, train and car without too much trouble (and he's getting fairly old as dogs go, pushing 12 now). On the other hand, I had to take care of a cat for a few months that would pee herself even when I just walked her to the vet (in her box).

Spinach
November 4th, 2018, 04:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnVwcUhxt1k
Is BL salt mainstream now?

This is beyond cerebral.

Tobias
November 4th, 2018, 05:57 PM
I fucking HATE putting patients in holds. Wrenched myself up good.

ouch. Ouch.




...ouch.

Historia
November 4th, 2018, 06:36 PM
Decided to watch some Chinese dramas and films because Three Kingdoms Total War.

Currently I got copies of Red Cliff Extended Cut and The Last Supper. Working out how to get Three Kingdoms (2010) tv series.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUrrwpvikE4

So dramatic.

Deathhappens
November 4th, 2018, 07:55 PM
Don't know how, don't know why, but I know exactly who's to blame for this.
https://i.imgur.com/vbmzHsW.png

Toa of Gallifrey
November 4th, 2018, 08:08 PM
tell me why, tell me why, too late, it's too late

I3uster
November 5th, 2018, 02:33 PM
This is beyond cerebral.

i clicked on this because my scriptblocker doesnt let me see what the fuck yt vids are if i forget to select turn it off and now i gave a view to an anituber

i already showered

Strife ❤️
November 5th, 2018, 02:40 PM
As an EVN creator these are your people

I3uster
November 5th, 2018, 02:47 PM
can i ban her guys

Strife ❤️
November 5th, 2018, 03:21 PM
You know it's true

Snow
November 5th, 2018, 03:44 PM
fate stay/night is the story of a beautiful witch called Medea

Deathhappens
November 5th, 2018, 07:31 PM
what's an EVN halp I am noob

Zurvan
November 5th, 2018, 07:33 PM
a quick google gave me
Escape Velocity: Nova

tho context would help, ya noob

or educational video network but that sounds lame

Tobias
November 5th, 2018, 07:35 PM
Bro do you EVN lift?

Zurvan
November 5th, 2018, 07:37 PM
nice

Historia
November 5th, 2018, 08:33 PM
This mumble rap genre is meh overall (nice beatz), but with remixes like this I can understand it better:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFy7RdZWwj8

I need to find more lyrical artists. Venom is pretty good, but it's Eminem so... that's usually a given?

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 12:05 PM
I'm looking at a trashcan with the words "My dog ♡ fish" written on it and I wonder why.

mAc Chaos
November 6th, 2018, 12:33 PM
escape velocity was a great game

Tobias
November 6th, 2018, 12:35 PM
Got my interview today. Don’t expect it to go well judging from my commissioner calling me up and bitching me out about not being willing to budge on the duty station. Ah well. Wish me luck anyway.

mAc Chaos
November 6th, 2018, 12:43 PM
What happened?

Tobias
November 6th, 2018, 12:58 PM
Paraphrasing a (much) longer conversation

now that we are coming down to the wire, my refusal to accept them sending me where they need me as opposed to where I want to go means I don’t really have that inner need to serve my country and therefor may not have that country first mindset the military is looking for.

or something to that effect

EDIT: oh, but the interview itself hasn’t happened yet, that was what I was getting yesterday from the recruiter.

SpoonyViking
November 6th, 2018, 01:07 PM
Well, good luck, Tobias!

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 05:56 PM
Not to be cynical (who am I kidding) but the only place you'll find selfless patriots who put the country's needs above their own absolutely and totally in every aspect of their lives... is in a mental institution. And not as staff.
Selflessness, sublimation of self for the cause (whatever that may be), can only come from making the cause a greater extension of the self.

Snow
November 6th, 2018, 06:12 PM
Woah, thank you, I feel smarter now

Spinach
November 6th, 2018, 06:20 PM
Not to be cynical (who am I kidding) but the only place you'll find selfless patriots who put the country's needs above their own absolutely and totally in every aspect of their lives... is in a mental institution. And not as staff.
Selflessness, sublimation of self for the cause (whatever that may be), can only come from making the cause a greater extension of the self.

You haven't seen much of this world, have you?

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 06:24 PM
Watch out, we got a grizzled veteran over here.

I3uster
November 6th, 2018, 06:27 PM
mental illness is socially defined since neurology is a babby science that cant do shit so really if you wanna call people insane just do whatever feels good

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wanna talk about german rap

Snow
November 6th, 2018, 06:34 PM
My parents consider homicide investigation and pro military are careers that would suit me and not sure I like what that might be saying about me

Probably that I enjoy mre reviews and truecrime and would look cute in uniform.

I3uster
November 6th, 2018, 06:36 PM
my dad is still disappointed i didnt become a millionaire and whenever he passive aggressively brings up that i couldve studied something that wouldve landed me on a mountain of cash i just repeat the bitcoin story to him

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 06:40 PM
Maybe clarifying my meaning with some simpler words will help: You sacrifice for a cause, any cause, only when you believe the cause, on some level, represents you. You're a first responder, you put in long hours and possibly risk your life for the "common good" because subconsciously you include yourself in the "common" you serve. You're a religious fanatic, you make a suicidial attack because you believe in your religion and you know you'll go to a vaguely defined "good" afterlife when you die. There's always some level of cost-benefit analysis deep down, in any rational being.

Well, I did say I was being cynical.

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My parents consider homicide investigation and pro military are careers that would suit me and not sure I like what that might be saying about me

Probably that I enjoy mre reviews and truecrime and would look cute in uniform.

...played too many shooters, possibly?

Tobias
November 6th, 2018, 06:42 PM
Went...ok. Not completely horribly. But was told I don’t have a prayer unless I go for a delayed entry and finish up my LCSW first. Which would have been devastating except I qualify for delayed entry at no more then 90 days before I finish my 3000 supervised hours.

...which as this process has been so blasted long, that 90 day period checks in at 3 weeks from now on December 1st.

soooo...meh. could have gone better, coulda gone worse.

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 06:49 PM
Well, you're not locked out, so that's more or less a win, no?

Zurvan
November 6th, 2018, 06:53 PM
there's something more than cynical there

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may you have good luck toby

Tobias
November 6th, 2018, 07:00 PM
It’s frustrating to hit yet another delay seeing as how I have been trying since frilled February officially and significantly longer off the record. But still, 3 weeks ain’t bad

Tobias
November 6th, 2018, 07:05 PM
And I’ll tell you something else too. Since the air force is gonna make me wait till licensure anyway I’m gonna go ahead and take this time to submit my paperwork to the army as well. Hadn’t really planned on doing that but the army might throw in a set of cqptain’s bars to snipe me away from the air force.

They wouldn’t do that for someone who hadn’t finished his hours, but apparently I’m going to have done that so, what the hell, why not.

RoydGolden
November 6th, 2018, 07:14 PM
Maybe clarifying my meaning with some simpler words will help: You sacrifice for a cause, any cause, only when you believe the cause, on some level, represents you. You're a first responder, you put in long hours and possibly risk your life for the "common good" because subconsciously you include yourself in the "common" you serve. You're a religious fanatic, you make a suicidial attack because you believe in your religion and you know you'll go to a vaguely defined "good" afterlife when you die. There's always some level of cost-benefit analysis deep down, in any rational being.

Well, I did say I was being cynical.

I mean, obviously people tend to follow causes they identify themselves with. That kind of goes without saying.

I wouldn't call that selfish though, because in my mind identifying yourself with something larger than just you (whether that be a nation, an abstract ideal like liberty or even just basic empathy with one's fellow man) is the essence of altruism/selflessness. If you define selfishness so that a soldier choosing to jump on a grenade to save the rest of their squadron is "selfish", then the word becomes so broad as to be pretty much meaningless.

Strife ❤️
November 6th, 2018, 07:36 PM
I mean, obviously people tend to follow causes they identify themselves with. That kind of goes without saying.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfq52IlWsAAqogQ.jpg

RoydGolden
November 6th, 2018, 07:41 PM
...A cat's head inside an ourobouros on a pink and black striped background?

Pardon my ignorance here but I have absolutely no clue what this is referring to, or how it's relevant to my post.

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 07:43 PM
I mean, obviously people tend to follow causes they identify themselves with. That kind of goes without saying.

I wouldn't call that selfish though, because in my mind identifying yourself with something larger than just you (whether that be a nation, an abstract ideal like liberty or even just basic empathy with one's fellow man) is the essence of altruism/selflessness. If you define selfishness so that a soldier choosing to jump on a grenade to save the rest of their squadron is "selfish", then the word becomes so broad as to be pretty much meaningless.


I actually said nothing at all about selfishness. The soldier who jumps on a grenade in your example is obviously performing an act of selflessness, sacrificing himself for the rest of his squad. My point was that that soldier wouldn't have done that (or been in that war in the first place) if he didn't believe the cause he was fighting for represented (read: benefited) him as well. Someone forced to the battlefield at gunpoint, by way of counterexample, wouldn't do that.

RoydGolden
November 6th, 2018, 07:59 PM
I actually said nothing at all about selfishness. The soldier who jumps on a grenade in your example is obviously performing an act of selflessness, sacrificing himself for the rest of his squad. My point was that that soldier wouldn't have done that (or been in that war in the first place) if he didn't believe the cause he was fighting for represented (read: benefited) him as well. Someone forced to the battlefield at gunpoint, by way of counterexample, wouldn't do that.

Sorry about misreading your post there. It's just I've seen a lot of arguments along similar lines trying to prove that "everyone is secretly selfish" so I kind of filled in the blanks without thinking.

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 09:02 PM
there's something more than cynical there

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may you have good luck toby

Eh, what?

Zurvan
November 6th, 2018, 09:06 PM
you know what
dont worry about it

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 10:03 PM
Has that phrase ever made anyone not worry about it?

Zurvan
November 6th, 2018, 10:18 PM
ye

Deathhappens
November 6th, 2018, 10:33 PM
pics or it didn't happen

Spinach
November 7th, 2018, 12:13 AM
Watch out, we got a grizzled veteran over here.

No, just not a child

Historia
November 7th, 2018, 12:54 AM
wanna talk about german rap

what else do you listen to, my homie (also gimme some good german rap artists)

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 04:13 AM
What are your preferred US artists first so I can try to triangulate.

The genre essentially replaced pop music in the German speaking area so theres 1000 subgenres.

Snow
November 7th, 2018, 08:08 AM
Ah, nothing quite like some tag cleanup in the morning.

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 10:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fz_UvJVEvg

hell yeah dude

Deathhappens
November 7th, 2018, 10:45 AM
No, just not a child

I'm going to take a hint and leave well enough alone, but for the record: Dude, we're the same age.

SpoonyViking
November 7th, 2018, 11:52 AM
The genre essentially replaced pop music in the German speaking area so theres 1000 subgenres.

Interesting. How is it like lyrically? Does it have any recurrent themes?

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 12:02 PM
It's broad. You get anything from the more street oriented stuff to people replicating American trap and cough syrup rap (including the vocabulary) to cringey comedy stuff and lyrics that might as well be punk.

The only problem is right now the popular sound is kind of monotone due to Germans discovering Afrotrap. Which isn't really a real genre, its actually just French rapper MHD who called his particular sound that. The Germans thought this was the perfect more melodic beat blueprint. It uses Reggeaton, Dancehall and Latin Pop influences and some of it can work quite well.

the problem is that was the summer of 2016

and its still going


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_tWN9Iei7Y

It's super radio friendly especially in summer.

Spinach
November 7th, 2018, 01:19 PM
I'm going to take a hint and leave well enough alone, but for the record: Dude, we're the same age.

I've met children older than me.

Toa of Gallifrey
November 7th, 2018, 02:29 PM
I've met Jotaro maybe perhaps

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 02:41 PM
I've met children older than me.

you are my child

Spinach
November 7th, 2018, 02:42 PM
Is this another "i banged ur mum" joke I swear to god I'll fuckin deck u

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 02:43 PM
let her live her goddamn life boy

Spinach
November 7th, 2018, 02:44 PM
I think my mom is taller than you, I know you're too insecure for a girl you have to look up to make eye contact with

also she's fat

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 02:45 PM
were not doing this meme again

Zurvan
November 7th, 2018, 02:47 PM
I dunno you are smoll

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are you soft as well?

I3uster
November 7th, 2018, 02:47 PM
zurv ur a dutch freak if you guys arent 2 meters tall by the time youre 12 the flood claims your miserable lives

Spinach
November 7th, 2018, 02:49 PM
This actually isn't the meme, my mom is sort of tall. She was like 186cm when she was younger and has shrunk like 2 cm.

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I dunno you are smoll

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and cute

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are you soft as well?

You're small too.

Zurvan
November 7th, 2018, 02:50 PM
maybe you're just big, thought about that?

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bigger than your mum tho

Spinach
November 7th, 2018, 02:54 PM
Being bigger than my mom is easy, watch I'll do it right now.

Bam