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Title: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on August 29, 2006, 11:50:31 am
I've been finding it hard to keep up with threads, posts and people lately so i wanted to get a quick idea of what people have been/are upto.

In no more than a paragraph give us an update about how you are and what you've been upto lately.

Or just ignore me :)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Trias on August 29, 2006, 12:08:04 pm
I probably have only 16 days left to write my final uni work.

I've slept 4 hours last night...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: refic on August 29, 2006, 12:52:41 pm
I've been enjoying the last few days of my summer vacation. My school starts on Monday (Oulu Polytechnic, Automation Engineering, 2nd year).
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on August 29, 2006, 01:07:40 pm
I didn't actually put an update on for myself.

I'm currently working my last week at my 14 months "work placement" at skanska as apart of my 3rd year Software Engineering course. Struggling to get the effort together to seriously think about my disitation but i'm sure once i start, no one will stop me! Moving out for the first time in my life next week to a student house with my ex-gf which will be difficult, but its what i want to do so i'm doing it.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Moheeheeko on August 29, 2006, 01:11:09 pm
I am currently working at a lazer-tag establishment, going on 8 months now, in school, dont know where the hell im going, and single :'(
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on August 29, 2006, 06:19:24 pm
I'm in high school on my first year and I'm currently trying to decide if my new computer should be a laptop or not.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Laser.T on August 29, 2006, 07:37:52 pm
I have 6 testicles.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 29, 2006, 07:40:30 pm
Unable to top laser, i'll just go with "i started a new education, and rocks so far."
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on August 29, 2006, 08:00:17 pm
I've just started my third year of my student teacher education, and I feel strangely enthusiastic about it... it could be because I've finished all mandatory subjects, and so have had the opportunity to study whatever I want (related to teaching, of course) for two whole years. This year I'll go with Social Sciences (I know I'm gonna enjoy the part concerning history ;D). Next year, who knows? Perhaps something computer related.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: ~futilite~ on August 29, 2006, 08:35:35 pm
2 years now until I have my A-levels (in Germany)
and what can I say... last year was very easygoing, and now I came to school after the holidays and  :'( they give us lots of homework (that's my impression) and I don't have much time left... maybe I just didn't work last year so that's new to me.

Other aspect: I sit here, trying to arrange the articles for our student magazine and just - despairing of it because I don't have all articles and I don't know yet how to match them and so on... (we want to print on thursday)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on August 29, 2006, 08:43:23 pm
Dealing with being diagnosed with diabeties, working on a computer that refuses to cooperate and still adrift in life not knowint what I really wnat to do with it.  On the bright side, I have several virtual DJ gigs that I"ve been working on.  Now if my PC would only cooperate.. :(

Almsot SSDD...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SomethingApt on August 29, 2006, 08:52:29 pm
diabeties? that's gotta suck, how bad is it? :(

my life... is... boring! :P

passed my a-levels, got into uni, deferred my place for a year. so right now im working. i have a temp office job for the next 2 months. working 9:00 - 5:30. the work is fucking boring, but it's easy, and the pay isnt bad... so im not gonna complain too much.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on August 29, 2006, 09:28:57 pm
diabeties? that's gotta suck, how bad is it? :(


Fortunately I was having myself tested often because I've a family history of it.  Right now I'm treating it with nothing but diet.  I don't have to take insulin or anything, thank god. (It's hard enough poking myself with the lancet to test the blood sugars)

Nothing I can't handle right now.  And I figure it's beter than finding it out this way.. "We're going to have to amputate your leg.. and by the way you're diabetic...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 29, 2006, 10:06:24 pm
Dealing with being diagnosed with diabeties, working on a computer that refuses to cooperate and still adrift in life not knowint what I really wnat to do with it.  On the bright side, I have several virtual DJ gigs that I"ve been working on.  Now if my PC would only cooperate.. :(

Almsot SSDD...
Ooohh! It's the big man who got bigger feet than mine (bare or bear, it does not matter)! The guy who liked Ventures! It's very nice to see you're hanging round here!

Sorry to hear 'bout that diabetes. I know that it's real pain in the ass hearing that this young. Just last year they took routine checks on me when I entered this new job regularly. They said that I got dangerously high cholestherole, there was some problems with my liver and I was going to get diabetes soon if I don't get heart attack prior that. And I was feeling better than ever! Now I have lost 19 kg's of weight and cholestherole is still little high but I don't have to eat medicines. I got it lowered somewhat. My liver has some problems, especially when I eat fatty foods (YAM!) or take alcohol : it pumps my veins full of cholestherole and so it's not adviced to eat fats or drink alcohol. That's partly genetic, partly due there's fat on the liver. So I have to had cut down fat, sugar and alcohol. I drink moderately (once on month or so) so it's not that hard part but that sugar and fat part was. It's tricky to know where the limit goes. But people can learn and so did I. Now everythings somewhat balanced. Diet helps a lot. Good to hear that you got it under control too.

So, you're doing virtual DJ gigs? What are those? You log on club and play music via their system? I don't even know if we have those kind of systems here in Finland. At this city they don't, I'm pretty sure (puny little Kuopio, damnit!).

Anyway, great to see you here!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 29, 2006, 10:29:25 pm
Wow shit, gravehill makes such long posts..




Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on August 29, 2006, 11:03:57 pm
Wow shit, gravehill makes such long posts..

Why do you think he was missed? His posts have plenty of detail, like a Phillip K Dick novel.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: -File_not_Found- on August 30, 2006, 12:04:00 am
Went back to hell, i mean school two weeks ago. Now i am a Senior! This is my final year in high school i hope, and in 3 months i will receive Supplemental Security Income, because of being crippled with no job, at 18. Well life is good, been diving into new music genres, and surfing this fine forum. I don't post quite as much as i used to, people aren't to friendly to the new guys that post alot. Well StickyLizard its cool to hear your in highschool, rock the kids faces off with your wicked awesomness, and Bearfoot take care of yourself. Make sure to stick to the diet, mate, i know how bad they suck.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 30, 2006, 12:07:46 am
+1 for such an uplifting message, hope your academic year goes well MaSuAnime
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: -File_not_Found- on August 30, 2006, 12:16:58 am
+1 Caud for being a BAMF!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 30, 2006, 12:18:38 am
Cheers man :)

Well i'm off to the Job Centre tomorrow to go get a part time work and also  get some work experience, hoping after a few years of working i'll have a decnt enough CV to get a decent job :)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 30, 2006, 12:42:57 am
Wow shit, gravehill makes such long posts..

Why do you think he was missed? His posts have plenty of detail, like a Phillip K Dick novel.
Yeah, i was about to say something like that, his post read away like a book, and its interesting and you never get bored of em, wich is cool.


How the fuck does he do that ?1
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 30, 2006, 01:32:21 am
...His posts have plenty of detail, like a Phillip K Dick novel.
How the fuck does he do that ?1
If you're talking 'bout Mister Dick : massive amount of drugs, man. Hallusinogens were his speciality if I remember correctly. His works were fine although I think ruining one's brains with drugs is stupid. Some think drugs give them extra boost or something. Free their mind and all. That's just drugdealers advertisement.

In the matter of fact we are raised to be slaves. Just think it : most of you live in square house. You sit on your square house and look at square monitor or tv. Maybe you read that square magazine of yours. From those sources you read, hear or see something someone else is trying to make you believe. And when time goes by you not only think square but you ARE square. You can't do something 'cause it is not square. Now, when people take drugs some of them forget for a moment that they are square. They think that they are something else. But that's all about as artificial as that square form around you and in your head. It won't last. Only way to get free from chains inside your head is to open your eyes and do unexpected. Not just sit on a sofa and watch preprogrammed programs that's made to program YOU. Knock the door. Open the door. Take a walk. See the life. See your friends. See your neighbour. See the world. See the round. Soon you can think round, triangular, heart-shape, star, amorphous, deformed and shapeles. You can think anything you want and that will be a start of beautifull journey. All this without drugs. Whatever you do don't take drugs. If you do you just change your chains from immaterial to material. Chemical chains are harder to break than those inside your brain.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 30, 2006, 01:36:34 am
Ack.. i can't applaud you for another 12 hours...

(after 6 hours i already planned to pld you for the other post.)



Yeah, actaully i was referring to gravehill with

his post read away like a book, and its interesting and you never get bored of em, wich is cool.

How the fuck does he do that ?1

This post.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on August 30, 2006, 01:43:48 am
Gravehill: that has got to be the deepest post I've seen since joining the forums.

Also, I agree with everything you wrote. Drugs are very definitely bad for you. There's also a little thing called "overdose", which pretty much turns the whole "free your mind"-shtick into a matter of life and death. I had a cousin once who OD'ed. You can guess what happened to her.

.... man, we're way off topic. :P

EDIT: Applaudage, too. Don't be surprised if your karma exceeds your post count after a few weeks ;)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: L'homme magique on August 30, 2006, 01:45:06 am
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Why do you think he was missed? His posts have plenty of detail, like a Phillip K Dick novel.
When I think detail, I think Gibson and his worlds, not Dick and his characters.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Fallout on August 30, 2006, 01:51:54 am
...His posts have plenty of detail, like a Phillip K Dick novel.
How the fuck does he do that ?1
If you're talking 'bout Mister Dick : massive amount of drugs, man. Hallusinogens were his speciality if I remember correctly. His works were fine although I think ruining one's brains with drugs is stupid. Some think drugs give them extra boost or something. Free their mind and all. That's just drugdealers advertisement.

In the matter of fact we are raised to be slaves. Just think it : most of you live in square house. You sit on your square house and look at square monitor or tv. Maybe you read that square magazine of yours. From those sources you read, hear or see something someone else is trying to make you believe. And when time goes by you not only think square but you ARE square. You can't do something 'cause it is not square. Now, when people take drugs some of them forget for a moment that they are square. They think that they are something else. But that's all about as artificial as that square form around you and in your head. It won't last. Only way to get free from chains inside your head is to open your eyes and do unexpected. Not just sit on a sofa and watch preprogrammed programs that's made to program YOU. Knock the door. Open the door. Take a walk. See the life. See your friends. See your neighbour. See the world. See the round. Soon you can think round, triangular, heart-shape, star, amorphous, deformed and shapeles. You can think anything you want and that will be a start of beautifull journey. All this without drugs. Whatever you do don't take drugs. If you do you just change your chains from immaterial to material. Chemical chains are harder to break than those inside your brain.

Woah, I wouldnt wanna even try reading that on drugs, its crazy enough as it is :P

Deep.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on August 30, 2006, 02:01:05 am
Bit pissed off, computers keep going wrong, one my brother ordered doesn't have a power lead to the GFX card, and the network card has gone bust in mine.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 30, 2006, 02:20:28 am
...I had a cousin once who OD'ed. You can guess what happened to her.
Sorry to hear that. My cousin got psychotic due usage of drugs and is ever since been lost lamb of family. It  did permanent damage to his brains and it turned at last to schizophrenia. I feel sorry for him 'cause he was truly and deeply very emotional, tender guy. I miss him. It's sad to see how drugs alternate someone's personality. I've never seen them doing any good to anyone. I think that most artists would have achieved same and even been able to go beyond if they only were not using drugs. But sometimes some of us need excuse for their weird and twisted byproducts of their psyche. It's easier to say : "Oh, I used drugs at seventies and that's why I have these dark and horrifying visions, weird tales and paranoide images of world(s) around us. It's not really me..." and so on and so on... And everyone nods their head : "Oh, that explains it. Maybe he ain't so bad person after all..."
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: -File_not_Found- on August 30, 2006, 02:25:52 am
Wow...Gravehill, that was....Woah! Well I may live in a square house, and sometimes watch the square box, but i myself am no square. I'm more of a amorphous deformed thing. Amazing talent in your writing skills mate! I think your grammar may be a bit off, but so is mine. I have awarded you with +1 karma, keep up the BA posts!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 30, 2006, 02:59:25 am
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Free their mind and all. That's just drugdealers advertisement.

I can't help but think you may be contradicting yourself here:

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In the matter of fact we are raised to be slaves. Just think it : most of you live in square house. You sit on your square house and look at square monitor or tv. Maybe you read that square magazine of yours. From those sources you read, hear or see something someone else is trying to make you believe. And when time goes by you not only think square but you ARE square.

you make it sound like the Goverment and Drug dealers are working together to make us even more square.

I don't mean to start an argument with you Gravehill i am just merely pointing out my veiws as an experienced drugs user, sure when drugs are taken excess they fuck you up, but i am a guy who uses them in moderation e.g. if me and my mates have nothing to do (our town is SERIOUSLY BORING, one game shop :|) we might take some, or we will just go fuck about with our camera taking stupid photos...or both! but yes i do kind of agree with what you are saying about drugs, it's the way the chemicals in the drug can alter your brain slightly releasing more andorphines etc. this can also damage the neurones in your brain, mixing them up, giving a new personality because of it and things like that, one thing i promised myself was to never believe what i see, too realise it's a dream. I am sorry to hear your brother and Talhoffer's cousin obviously went a bit overbored with them and suffered because of it, drugs are dangerous, but the Government doesn't help at all, telling kids taking drugs is bad and making them illegal to prevent further taking, it's our nature to go against authority, to experiment and evolve, that's what has got us where we are today. I just think the Government should educate not reiterate their dangers all the time, like did you know that Shamans in South America use an hallucenegenic plant to go on these 'spiritual healing' trips and how long have these tribes be going on for? longer than us i'll tell you that.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: -File_not_Found- on August 30, 2006, 03:19:20 am
I kind of agree with Caud here, but i will take it slightly further. I think almost all drugs are immorally wrong (my eyes here), except for mushrooms, cacti, and any other natural spiritual trip inhibitors. Thats just gods way of making us feel good, hahaha...no but seriously i think hallucinogens aren't that bad for you, the propaganda of brain bleeding is all lies...hideous, hideous lies! Well maybe not, but i definately think if God put it here he meant for us to eat it, drink it, or definately smoke it. Suprisingly, i am not a drug user, I just believe in spiritual journeys through natural tripping. Well that was retarded for me to say...but oh well just saying it like it is in my POV hahaha lol.  ::) ;D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 30, 2006, 03:39:41 am
YES! that's what i forgot to say, everything i do, if i do it, except one time i did e but that was stupid, i will always do unenhanced drugs, if i am going to smoke weed i am going to buy organic grown, i also use salvia a bit, which is what i was referring to the Shamans use for spiritual healing
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: -File_not_Found- on August 30, 2006, 04:07:09 am
Well i forgot to put weed on the ok list, but we can't always collect our thoughts correctly on to a paper...or computer screen for that matter. Salvia is pretty good, or so i've heard from a few buddies.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on August 30, 2006, 06:14:23 am

Anyway, great to see you here!

Long story very short, I DJ virtually via Shoutcase for a couple of virtual clubs on the game of Second Life. (www.secondlife.com)  If your'e ever in there look up Angelus Nielson, my DJ personnae...  I may or may not be getting my own virtual club back as well.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 30, 2006, 06:18:23 am
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Free their mind and all. That's just drugdealers advertisement.

I can't help but think you may be contradicting yourself here:

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In the matter of fact we are raised to be slaves. Just think it : most of you live in square house. You sit on your square house and look at square monitor or tv. Maybe you read that square magazine of yours. From those sources you read, hear or see something someone else is trying to make you believe. And when time goes by you not only think square but you ARE square.
Nah. Some drug users think that they can free their mind by using drugs. And that's drugsellers tell them too. It's good advertisement. And ofcourse it's total crap they are saying and selling. You're not free, you've just chosen different prison for yourself. Drugs don't give true freedom, they are bound to be used as tools of slavery. Drug user does not feel free without his drug. No matter how long period there is between fixes there always will be anxiety at some point. Before one notices he's again knocking at dealers door. He has becomed addict for drug, it's effects and in most cases, the dealer. Of course drugs feel good. They might even have some temporarily positive influences. But it does last only as long as the drugs effects last and it's anyways false, fake, effect. It does not come from the user but the substance. Drugs won't help anyone to evolve. Evolving means that one keeps getting better in (something) in long period of time. Drug's effects won't last long and their negative effects become more visible in long run. In the matter of fact those negative effects eat everything that once was positive if one keeps using them long enough. At last there is only addiction.


you make it sound like the Goverment and Drug dealers are working together to make us even more square.
Yeah they do. Although you speak of government and I speak of powerusers. Relations between those two are quite complicate. Is it government that regulates media or media that makes governments? Is it government that makes laws or is it corporations who buy the laws? Is it those corporate-leaders who sit at government or government men who sit on corporations? Is it governments that fight the drugdealers or governments that do the drugdealing? You can make the choice and peek at applebasket. If you find something else than rotten apples please tell me. Drugs are just another way to use power. Even military uses amphetamine (for example) for combat pilots and at long reconnaissance all around the world. Opium wars anyone? List of similar activities is endless. Powerusers use any means possible to get what they want. And they don't want that someone else uses their means or get their power.


...drugs are dangerous, but the Government doesn't help at all, telling kids taking drugs is bad and making them illegal to prevent further taking, it's our nature to go against authority, to experiment and evolve, that's what has got us where we are today. I just think the Government should educate not reiterate their dangers all the time, like did you know that Shamans in South America use an hallucenegenic plant to go on these 'spiritual healing' trips and how long have these tribes be going on for? longer than us i'll tell you that.
Well laws are good guidelines what is ok and what is not. If something is dangerous it's not good thing for kids to do it. Kids don't know death. They don't know insanity. They don't know much about bad things. Kids can only admire other, older, people. If other party is saying it's bad, you'll die or go insane kids do not understand it. Those words do not have concrete meaning for them. They don't understand CONSEQUENSES. And when other party is saying : buy these clothes, buy these makeups, buy these drugs and you'll be like this popstar you're huge fan of they take drugs as well other things. Kids are too easy target for any marketing mechanism. That's why there is limit for education and it's benefits. That's why Government must take actions against those who sell drugs to kids. When it comes to drugs experimenting it does not result evolving. Like I said I've never seen anyone have any lasting benefit of drugs nor evolve as a human.

About south american shamans : I did know they use hallusinogenes to go on their spiritual journeys. Is it necessity? I think not. There are many other ways to do those journeys. Fasting, music, meditation, SEX, dancing, solitary, pain or anything that brings extreme exhaustion will do if one knows what one is doing. Ofcourse if one does not know he ends up hurting himself most likely. And most of these activities will eventually do some harm (like that pain thing example). Finnish shamans used to be on saunas for long periods of times and/or hit their leg with axe*. Some used drums and different songs and dances. They used those methods for their spiritual journeys, mostly when they did go to Manan majoille (it's something like Dead people's houses, afterlife). My main point is that I won't purposely hit my leg with axe just because finnish shamans used to do it. Nor I will use hallusinogens 'cause some south american shamans used it. Why would I? First reason is that it would hurt me. Second reason is that there is other means to get what I want. Man does not need drugs for such purposes. Drugs are for those who really don't know what they are looking for or how to achieve their goals. Eventually they will get more lost than they were before they started taking drugs. Drugs distort things. When you don't use them everything is more clearer. It's just you, there is nothing alternating the experience you're going through.


* Sauna is basicly a hot room where one does put some water on hot stones. This results hot steam. Temperature gets high, one does sweat, pulse goes up and so on. Some finns like to swim at hole in the ice (icy water) prior sauna. Or roll on snow between sauna-times. Both methods are used at various locations all around world for meditation. They both feel good when done right (one knows what he is doing).

EDIT: some writing errors corrected and one SEX added... How I almost forgot that one? I really must go to sleep now...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 30, 2006, 06:28:45 am
Long story very short, I DJ virtually via Shoutcase for a couple of virtual clubs on the game of Second Life. (www.secondlife.com)  If your'e ever in there look up Angelus Nielson, my DJ personnae...  I may or may not be getting my own virtual club back as well.

Seems VERY interesting! I've to give it a shot at some point. Do you play/make real music there? I've playing Popomundo for some weeks now and it's totally addictive. No 3D graphics nor sounds but it's nice interactive browser-based RPG that I've liked so far. But that Second Life seems surely interesting...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on August 30, 2006, 07:41:09 am
Seems VERY interesting! I've to give it a shot at some point. Do you play/make real music there? I've playing Popomundo for some weeks now and it's totally addictive. No 3D graphics nor sounds but it's nice interactive browser-based RPG that I've liked so far. But that Second Life seems surely interesting...

second life is mostly intresting because EVERYTHING in the game is made by the players.  From Avatars to objects... the only thing Linden Labs makes is the land.. which they then sell for an absofuckinglutely redicolous price...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Einkoro on August 30, 2006, 08:44:49 am
...His posts have plenty of detail, like a Phillip K Dick novel.
How the fuck does he do that ?1
...most of you live in square house. You sit on your square house and look at square monitor...

I'll have you know my house is rectangular as is my monitor!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on August 30, 2006, 11:11:44 am
Hurray, another second life player!

Now, back to what this thread was about. How are people ;_;
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: mumppis on August 30, 2006, 11:12:57 am
quite fine nothing hurting anymore from the masu gig! only shitload of bruises left :D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on August 30, 2006, 12:54:52 pm
I received some fantastic news today! My current employers are going to continue employing me through my 4th year of uni, give me a project as my disitation, give me a laptop with infinite software AND pay me for doing it!

It's time to PARTY!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 30, 2006, 01:30:26 pm
Congratulations dude!! nice to see life is going your way :D

it looks like i am going on the job hunt tomorrow, i also might be getting back with my ex i hadn't spoken to in 4 years, but saw at Reading, it's very strange feeling, i am still attracted to her. When we finished it 4 years ago it was on very good terms, neither of us wanted it, we just said we were too young to have a serious reltionship (13 lol).
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on August 30, 2006, 02:13:23 pm
EDIT: some writing errors corrected and one SEX added... How I almost forgot that one? I really must go to sleep now...

How could you also not have any UNFs in there either?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on August 30, 2006, 04:28:30 pm
I must admit that I am a recreational drug user. I do, however, restrict myself to a single, socially accepted drug: alcohol. In addition to being socially acceptable and legal, it's also the one drug that does the most damage, by a long shot (due to the large number of users, of course. Per user there are probably drugs that do far more damage).

That being said, I agree with Gravehill: drugs don't free your mind (unless we're talking red pills here, of course ;D ). Some of them do more harm than good*. I've never done anything but alcohol and tobacco, the latter passively (well, technically, I've also done marihuana of some sort passively, I suppose). I do not, however, consider drug use to be the devils work, as long as the person in question keeps it under control. However, with many substances, this is very hard, and I am for keeping these illegal. I am also for keeping anything with high probability of stronger negative side effects (including, but not limited to, paralysis, brain damage and death) illegal, logically. Which pretty much makes me on par with laws today.


*Yes, there are a whole lot of drugs that do more good than harm, in the right dosages. Some are naturally occuring in your body (the feared date-rape drug GHB being one of these, actually - I am not suggesting ingestion of GHB though: The right dosage is probably more or less what's already in your body), others are used for medicinal purposes. Morphine is a rather good example - excellent pain reliever, but quite addictive in larger doses.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on August 30, 2006, 07:19:32 pm
Well StickyLizard its cool to hear your in highschool, rock the kids faces off with your wicked awesomness

*applaudage* ;D

And to Gravehill as well, he has turned this into one of the most serious discussions I've ever experienced on these forums.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SomethingApt on August 30, 2006, 09:34:31 pm
*applaudage* ;D

And to Gravehill as well, he has turned this into one of the most serious discussions I've ever experienced on these forums.

it was often like this, back in the golden age.

anyhoo... on topic... just finished my second day at work. had to cycle there and back today (and will be for the next couple of months). 40 minutes of cycling first thing in the morning is hell, especially when you haven't done any physical activity for at least a few months. but that didn't even compare to the nightmare i had coming home. already tired from a day working... and it was mostly uphill! :P

i just about made it home... but my legs feel like they're about to drop off. oh well... at least im getting fit, i spose :P

EDIT: just realised i didnt actually directly respond to the question...

im ok, but extremely knackered. kind of like overcooked chicken... quite nice, but... more effort than it's worth. yep.. that's me.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: MDX on August 30, 2006, 10:42:53 pm
It seems we're in a new age, or maybe an old age and new age mixed.. its def different.


The woa.. age..
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on August 30, 2006, 10:45:40 pm
If you really want some fat-burning excersise, I suggest taking your breakfast to work, if that is possible. That is, cycle to work before you eat breakfast. It'll be harder, because you've used most of your carbohydrate energy reserve, and your fat-burning process aren't very good unless you're very well trained, but it will soon learn to burn it.

I need to start getting up and excersising before breakfast.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on August 30, 2006, 11:05:23 pm
I need to start getting up and exercising. Period.  :P

Walking to and from my university college each day (trip takes about half an hour each way) helps, though I think I'll have to start up karate again if I am to have any hope of getting into shape. Buying a bike should help, too (not as boring to cycle as to walk IMO, you get to places faster and can make longer trips).

Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on August 30, 2006, 11:08:10 pm
damn, I used to run every morning before breakfast, but with my current job and having to finish uni work I cbfed to get up that early. Maybe when the uni stuff is over...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 30, 2006, 11:26:23 pm
I jog everyday, and sometimes go mental up and down the stairs, but that's it really
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on August 30, 2006, 11:47:59 pm
I'm not square at all. I'm tit shaped. In four dimensions. I don't watch TV, I read no [offline] papers, I use no kinds of drugs, I just mock about and pick blueberries.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 30, 2006, 11:59:27 pm
I must admit that I am a recreational drug user. I do, however, restrict myself to a single, socially accepted drug: alcohol. In addition to being socially acceptable and legal, it's also the one drug that does the most damage, by a long shot (due to the large number of users, of course. Per user there are probably drugs that do far more damage).

That being said, I agree with Gravehill: drugs don't free your mind (unless we're talking red pills here, of course ;D ). Some of them do more harm than good*. I've never done anything but alcohol and tobacco, the latter passively (well, technically, I've also done marihuana of some sort passively, I suppose). I do not, however, consider drug use to be the devils work, as long as the person in question keeps it under control. However, with many substances, this is very hard, and I am for keeping these illegal. I am also for keeping anything with high probability of stronger negative side effects (including, but not limited to, paralysis, brain damage and death) illegal, logically. Which pretty much makes me on par with laws today.


*Yes, there are a whole lot of drugs that do more good than harm, in the right dosages. Some are naturally occuring in your body (the feared date-rape drug GHB being one of these, actually - I am not suggesting ingestion of GHB though: The right dosage is probably more or less what's already in your body), others are used for medicinal purposes. Morphine is a rather good example - excellent pain reliever, but quite addictive in larger doses.
Well said. I admit that I drink alcohol too but not because it makes me free. I was once two years without any substances that alternate nervous system : including not only alcohol but caffein as well. I must say that my perception was better and I got more out of my body and mind due that time. My wife, who followed same principles told that she noticed same. We went to bars with friends and drank lemonades (without caffein) or juices and had great time. We even followed strict vegetarian diet for some time - and other part of that period we only ate birds and fishes. I noticed that even that what kind of food one eats alternates one's body and mind for some degree.

Why I drink then? I think that I'm socially addicted to it's culture. Drinking alcohol in Finland is somewhat "holy value" of some sort. Everyone here agrees that it can be great problem. Everyone here knows that we drink way too much per capita. Everyone knows that it's better without. And still, if one does not drink he rarely get invitations to parties. If that person chooses to go to party when he does get invitation everyone is going to make him drink. They buy drinks and ask that one to drink. If one does not drink them it can be somesort of insult and some will probably think that person "is trying to be better than he is - or better than anyone in this group, at least!". Only one that (most often) does not drink is the driver, he is left alone with his lemonades and everyone understands that. Or if one is not from Finland, it's understood too. It does not really have any sense at all, this our drinking culture.

Finnish way to drink is rather gruesome. I guess that I could write more about it : the sauna, dancing, singing, "friendly" wrestling between males and every other classic detail. Coffee and alcohol - they are something that every finn is supposed to drink. And lot. I did not start to get drinking because what others thought of me, thou. I simply did it because I wanted to get back on the parties every now and then. It's that social point of view that I missed.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:10:48 am
Fact : The dutch youth drinks the most of all europe.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on August 31, 2006, 01:11:41 am
Fact : The dutch youth drinks the most of all europe.


Fact: The English have the most teenage pregnancies in the world. Suck it.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 31, 2006, 01:19:54 am
Fuck and i'm still a virgin!!!!!!! :O
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:20:49 am
Fact : The dutch youth drinks the most of all europe.


Fact: The English have the most teenage pregnancies in the world. Suck it.
I could say something in here, but i'll just call you a monkey instead.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SpeedD on August 31, 2006, 01:23:34 am
Fact : The dutch youth drinks the most of all europe.


Fact: The English have the most teenage pregnancies in the world. Suck it.

Canada has three "a"'s in it. Suck it.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:24:25 am
Australia.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 31, 2006, 01:25:33 am
I'm the normal one online


have a suck on that
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:27:51 am
Normal sucks.



...

Controversial..




Much sucking to be done. I'll better leave.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 31, 2006, 01:30:19 am
Oi you are the one doing all the suxing... you best come back :|
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:31:53 am
LO !

I r so not suck

You suck like..
 

more.


Quote from: Magicman
So, how bout them jews ?


EH

EH

EH
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on August 31, 2006, 01:33:06 am
OH my GoD thtA was So ToTalLy so UnCallEd foR! I'm teLLing ThE AdmiN!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 01:33:36 am
Yeah. Im starting to post like fallout, i'd better stop this..
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on August 31, 2006, 02:08:39 am
Well said. I admit that I drink alcohol too but not because it makes me free. I was once two years without any substances that alternate nervous system : including not only alcohol but caffein as well. I must say that my perception was better and I got more out of my body and mind due that time. My wife, who followed same principles told that she noticed same. We went to bars with friends and drank lemonades (without caffein) or juices and had great time. We even followed strict vegetarian diet for some time - and other part of that period we only ate birds and fishes. I noticed that even that what kind of food one eats alternates one's body and mind for some degree.

Why I drink then? I think that I'm socially addicted to it's culture. Drinking alcohol in Finland is somewhat "holy value" of some sort. Everyone here agrees that it can be great problem. Everyone here knows that we drink way too much per capita. Everyone knows that it's better without. And still, if one does not drink he rarely get invitations to parties. If that person chooses to go to party when he does get invitation everyone is going to make him drink. They buy drinks and ask that one to drink. If one does not drink them it can be somesort of insult and some will probably think that person "is trying to be better than he is - or better than anyone in this group, at least!". Only one that (most often) does not drink is the driver, he is left alone with his lemonades and everyone understands that. Or if one is not from Finland, it's understood too. It does not really have any sense at all, this our drinking culture.

Finnish way to drink is rather gruesome. I guess that I could write more about it : the sauna, dancing, singing, "friendly" wrestling between males and every other classic detail. Coffee and alcohol - they are something that every finn is supposed to drink. And lot. I did not start to get drinking because what others thought of me, thou. I simply did it because I wanted to get back on the parties every now and then. It's that social point of view that I missed.

Do tell us more about finnish drinking culture. I'm sure it's not that much worse than the norwegian one.

I personally drink because 1) I like the beverages, 2) it is rather fun to be slightly drunk, and 3) I get more social, which with me, who have a tendency to get rather asocial at times*, is a good thing. Generally speaking (that is, as long as I pay for the alcohol myself), I only drink the stuff that I really like, which leads to a high cost/volume figure, as I like the costly stuff, and therefore also a fairly smaller consumed volume. Which is nice, as I don't get stupefyingly drunk**, only to the point of loosened inhibitions. Which are pretty lose already. Not that I do that very often. Even if I can get high on simply partying, that requires the right mood both in myself and in the party - and a bit of alcohol helps me finding that mood. Plus, it tastes good, and natural "high" plus artificial high = even more height.

*at other times, I've been known to be very social, in a somehow naturally induced state of loosened inhibitons and social excitement, which actually seems rather much like the alcohol-induced state, but without the lessened motoric control. This has lead to some accusations of me being drunk when I in fact was not. Also, the combination of the two states...well, I don't think you'd want to meet me then. I'd probably be hyperactively social, without any inhibitions at all, and...okay, I'd be a whole lot of fun...I think. At least I'd be a whole lot of fun to myself.

**I've gone to the point where I've gotten really nauseous about twice, and one of the times it only lasted for about 5 minutes (and one trip to the porcelain telephone). The other time was after consuming about half a litre of homemade wine in half a minute (I was thirsty, the stuff tasted like lemonade, and I was getting low on my own alcohol, so when I was offered, I took a good-sized swag). That was not a fun experience.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Trias on August 31, 2006, 02:18:10 am
Fact : The dutch youth drinks the most of all europe.


Fact: The English have the most teenage pregnancies in the world. Suck it.

yeah I heard that, too. Wonder if it's right (I doubt the 'in the world part', however).

Also, it fits my picture of english folks much better than that supposed sexual prude..ity? prudiness? whatever what Kasumi as talking about once...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on August 31, 2006, 02:24:25 am
Quote
2) it is rather fun to be slightly drunk

QFT! I enjoy being in that state (and coincidentally, I'm slightly drunk right now ;)), but anything more typically just makes my stomach upset. I usually know when I've had enough myself, but sometimes I exceed that line due to a variety of factors. One such occasion occured during my last days in the army, at what is called the "Dimmefest" (roughly translated as "Honorable Discharge Party"). I had one or two beers too many, partly because a few of my sergeants insisted on buying me drinks for various reasons ;D, and I vaguely recall losing my cell phone (turned up the following day, fortunately), and subsequently I decided to head back to the barracks, stopping once or twice to be noisily sick into the nearest ditch. The day afterwards I woke up with a light hangover that soon passed, then went up to the mess hall where I met one of my sergeants, whose first comment was "Hey, Berg, I saw you last night in a ditch puking your guts out". Like that wasn't enough, a few more people saw me and the incident was even mentioned in the company yearbook... God, I was mortified, and right then and there I decided never to drink that much again.

Morale of the story? Everything in moderation, kids. The Buddhists have got it right, do anything in excess and you'll pay for it later :P
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on August 31, 2006, 05:06:12 am
Everything in moderation, even moderation.

after all if you hadn't overindulged you wouldn't know that it's not fun now wwouldn't have you?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: L'homme magique on August 31, 2006, 05:26:38 am
sup moondoggies?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on August 31, 2006, 06:19:34 am
Do tell us more about finnish drinking culture. I'm sure it's not that much worse than the norwegian one.
I give you complete guide of finnish drinking habits as soon I finish it. It's going to be mindblowing :D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on August 31, 2006, 02:20:38 pm
sup moondoggies?

Aargh avatar
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on August 31, 2006, 03:14:37 pm
You've hijacked my thread :'(
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on August 31, 2006, 03:17:33 pm
But Magicman's avatar now beats Nobby's!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: MDX on August 31, 2006, 04:27:43 pm
Theyre both arousing.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on August 31, 2006, 09:55:00 pm
Fact : The dutch youth drinks the most of all europe.


Fact: The English have the most teenage pregnancies in the world. Suck it.

Next to France, norwegians have sex most often of all Europe.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on August 31, 2006, 10:53:09 pm
Good, working internet net for once and CS with friends.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 01, 2006, 06:08:15 pm
My brother finally got his new computer working after they didn't send us the graphics power cable in the package! YAYAY!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: the ru on September 01, 2006, 07:45:52 pm
I've never cared much for Fighters from Ninne, then I listened to it and now I can't get it out of my head.

I tried to write some stuff for my band, but I just wandered into the same old Am F C G as always and then I totally lost whatever faith I had in myself when I considered the probability of me ever creating anything as good as FNN. Machinae killed my self confidence. :(

Now I'd just like to go sleep for a few hours, then go to a Machinae concert and listen to all the songs I haven't heard live yet but would like to (FNN, Winterstorm, Fury, Follower, Legion of Stoopid, etc). I thought seeing them twice in a month would be enough, but it obviously isn't.

Hm, the "now playing" field seems to have disappeared? Oh well...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 01, 2006, 07:49:53 pm
I don't care.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 01, 2006, 09:29:21 pm
"You're going to a Machinae concert. All feelings of compassion we might have had for you is therefore nicely cancelled out by envy, and we'll now be ignoring you."
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on September 01, 2006, 09:30:52 pm
Slight inebriation for socialising and stuff can be win, but excessive drinking is pointless.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 01, 2006, 09:34:03 pm
Nonsense, dying from a liver disease is far more manly then, say, dying from a stroke.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 01, 2006, 09:36:47 pm
Still, it's not a very manly way to go.

Dying from shock after massive trauma, caused by an axe, to your internal organs ranks up there with the manliest ways of dying.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on September 01, 2006, 09:44:32 pm
Or ripping your own heart out and squeezing it. That's as manly as it gets. Maybe while riding a monster truck with 20 girls inside.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: the ru on September 01, 2006, 09:44:59 pm
I don't care.

I don't care.

BTW, on the subject of manliness (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=manly_suicide)...

Edit: I'm not going to a Machinae concert, I just want to. AFAIK, there aren't any new concerts planned yet, and probably none taking place right now, and definitely not where I am located.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: mumppis on September 01, 2006, 09:45:55 pm
painted a masu logo on my wall today
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 01, 2006, 10:11:24 pm
"You're going to a Machinae concert. All feelings of compassion we might have had for you is therefore nicely cancelled out by envy, and we'll now be ignoring you."

That is so much going in my sig.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 02, 2006, 12:04:46 am
My brother finally got his new computer working after they didn't send us the graphics power cable in the package! YAYAY!

Yay. All fixed now, stupid company with crap support made him buy another one from a dif comp.

My own comp now! ^^
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SpeedD on September 02, 2006, 05:07:38 am
painted a masu logo on my wall today

So...pics up yet?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 02, 2006, 04:24:13 pm
I don't care.

I don't care.

BTW, on the subject of manliness (http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=manly_suicide)...

Edit: I'm not going to a Machinae concert, I just want to. AFAIK, there aren't any new concerts planned yet, and probably none taking place right now, and definitely not where I am located.

Yeah, I did wonder why I hadn't heard of whatever concert you were supposed to go to.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 03, 2006, 07:50:37 am
Doing good thanks
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Kasumi-Astra on September 03, 2006, 12:52:46 pm
Going to buy some piss cheap games for my brand, spanking new DS from Computer Exchange today. I don't know what I'd do without Gamestation and CEX this year, suddenly when I have bills, food, rent to pay for, £29.99 just becomes a rip-off. That's a week's worth of shopping for a game that came out over a year ago.

Play.com are listing Wii games at £50.00 as well. I don't know about you, but that's fucking extortionate for what is basically current-gen technology using a system Nintendo themselves establised to drive down the price of developing games. If that happens, Nintendo can only expect me to buy the machine and my favorite launch titles, and I'll give Computer Exchange the rest.

World of Warcraft is still going well though. Went to Mara with me guildies for the first time this week, and enjoyed it much. I'm planning on working up to 50 within the month and start Blackrock Depths, Sunken Temple and Dire Maul.

I'm also working on my messageboard project, which is now my final-year project for uni. Basically I'm using university time to carry on something I'm already working on. Score :)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 03, 2006, 04:39:30 pm
Yeah problem is, you pay a lot for the console, and then the games are expensive as well...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Caranfin on September 03, 2006, 08:10:05 pm
Except that I was feverish last friday and am still a little bit ill I'm quite fine. I bought Ninja Gaiden for my xbox (quite late, I know) and played it through on normal. Now I'm playing Hurricane Pack 1 and it's proven to be quite challenging. Especially when taking into account my absolutely idiotic perfectionism; I just refuse to use any healing elixirs.

My project of creating my own world and rules for role-playing purposes is going alright. The rules are almost finished; the magic system only needs a bit tweaking. And I bet some issues are going to come up with the melee-fighting mechanism when we can get to testing it properly. The world's not going as well. Altough I've got a lot of stuff in my head but just can't find the time or the inspiration to start writing it down.

And school... That's going ok too. Except for my chemistry teacher; no-one in my class can make sense of what she's babbling about. She keeps changing topic and her handwriting is almost incomprehensible. All that means that I'm just going to have to not listen to her in class and study the things on my own.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on September 03, 2006, 08:15:52 pm
Yeah problem is, you pay a lot for the console, and then the games are expensive as well...


One word.. "Rental!"  I pay 10 bucks for a 50 dollar game and usually beat it in the week that I have it rented.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 03, 2006, 09:58:28 pm
I'm still ok thanks
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 03, 2006, 11:17:06 pm
Turns on WinAmp, does something else, WinAmp loads, far too high volume on headphones, forgets about WinAmp.

*shock*

>_>
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 04, 2006, 11:56:01 am
I'm at school right now and I'm bored as hell. That's why I decided not to do what I'm actually supposed to do and post here instead...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: the ru on September 04, 2006, 01:40:22 pm
Same here, though I'm at work.  :(
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 04, 2006, 09:33:43 pm
Yay i'm now on the doll and looking for a job, life pwns
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Viherminttu on September 05, 2006, 03:11:19 am
im sitting here with 35mins til i have to leave for work.. and i dont want to go. i returned from a holiday yesterday. i went and visited my boyfriend for a week. it hurts. forgive my emoness.. god i fucking miss my boy.

/me whines and curls into a ball, covering herself with her tail
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 05, 2006, 03:17:20 am
You don't have a tail, freak.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Viherminttu on September 05, 2006, 03:41:40 am
wow thanks for making my day so much better!!!!

Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SpeedD on September 05, 2006, 05:14:39 am
You don't have a tail, freak.

You Sir, are a jackass.

wow thanks for making my day so much better!!!!

You missy, are overreacting.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on September 05, 2006, 01:38:38 pm
You don't have a tail, freak.

You Sir, are a jackass.

wow thanks for making my day so much better!!!!

You missy, are overreacting.

You, sir, are completely right.

/me skins Rad to make a blanket for Dimruthien and scrathes her behind the ear. Who needs a tail when you can have human-skin blankets?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Viherminttu on September 05, 2006, 02:19:18 pm
/me purrs and settles in talhoffer's lap, submitting to earscritches
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 05, 2006, 04:10:16 pm
Why the fuck do i have a skinned neighbour ?!

I live at number TWO, idiot !

'Sides, nobody skins me without permission.


And soz Dimmy, i was a bit p-ed off aswell..

In fact you have a very nice tail.

Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 05, 2006, 08:47:37 pm
Having a tail would be so awesome. I could slap people while having my arms crossed.

How are I? Right now I are tired, actually.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Viherminttu on September 06, 2006, 02:17:12 am
I am tired today. My manager at work just gave me shit because Im going to be late to work because of the Great Eviction Ordeal. He then told me that just cause life sucks I cant just call in to work. Well no shit, buddy. Im trying to take action so my life doesnt suck, but fuck, the thing thatd make that happen is quitting your store.

/me grumbles and cuddles back up into talhoffer's lap

My tail is bigger than me ^_^ Its big and floofy :D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on September 06, 2006, 03:10:41 am
I turn my back for 10 seconds and vrooom! The convo's gone furry!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SpeedD on September 06, 2006, 03:14:44 am
I turn my back for 10 seconds and vrooom! The convo's gone furry!

Seven out of ten times our conversations go to furry/yiffy. The other 3 times we just stare randomly into space and type without looking/thinking.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 06, 2006, 10:38:45 am
Fucking alzheimer patient.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 06, 2006, 05:54:48 pm
Rgiht now I'm really tired after having done long jumping in PE today.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on September 06, 2006, 08:52:37 pm

/me grumbles and cuddles back up into talhoffer's lap

My tail is bigger than me ^_^ Its big and floofy :D

*strokes Dimruthien's tail*

I wants one too! :D

*ponders stealing Dimruthien's, but decides against it and rubs her belly instead*

I'm feeling a bit tired today... spent about three hours getting my computer up and running after swapping the old harddisk for a new one. Supposed to be going to a biiiiiig party at ten o'clock, situated in my local student's fellowship building, though I don't feel all that up to it. I really don't enjoy big, noisy parties all that much when I'm out of sorts, like today. Trouble is, I paid about $15 in advance for an entry ticket to it, and I'm not too keen to just let that go to waste. Still got an hour or so to make up my mind, tho.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bearfoot on September 06, 2006, 09:55:40 pm
I turn my back for 10 seconds and vrooom! The convo's gone furry!

Seven out of ten times our conversations go to furry/yiffy. The other 3 times we just stare randomly into space and type without looking/thinking.

How did I miss the yiffy conversaitons?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on September 06, 2006, 10:00:43 pm
You probably hibernated right through them ;)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 06, 2006, 10:14:27 pm
I just got home from Uni, and now I'm yiffing frying some fish fingers and cooking potatoes.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 07, 2006, 12:39:43 am
I'm not surprised by the suddenly furry-yiffy topic change.

Apart from the yiffyness, how is your life at Uni?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 07, 2006, 12:42:59 am
YES, CRAPTER, REVEAL SECRETS OF YOUR LIFE AT ONCE.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 07, 2006, 12:56:44 am
Roses are rad




haha
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 07, 2006, 02:38:21 am
Violets are Xeroo (http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php?action=profile;u=353).

Uni is awesome. Lots of geeks there, even girl versions. I have to do math all day, though, 48 hours a week if I want to be on the safe side. But that's okay, because I get to work with complex numbers, and they're damn sexy.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 07, 2006, 02:44:52 am
Well thank you for that compliment. ;D

Yes, there even exists the coveted and rare girl geek at uni. It's marvellous. But working 48h/week is not good. I'm not saying do as me, that would be stupid and lenghten your studies by at least a year, but do get some time to do other stuff (and with all that not drinking that you do, you will then have time for a lot of other stuff).
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Lexx on September 07, 2006, 03:08:39 am
Yes, there even exists the coveted and rare girl geek at uni.

Pretty ones are even rarer.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 07, 2006, 11:40:50 pm
Oh noes! School tomorrow! >_<
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 07, 2006, 11:45:11 pm
You start on a Friday? That's fucking retarded.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on September 08, 2006, 01:30:39 am
Yes, there even exists the coveted and rare girl geek at uni.

Pretty ones are even rarer.

Okay, yeah, the rare and coveted attractive girl geek. I thought that was implied in it being coveted.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 08, 2006, 08:38:22 pm
You start on a Friday? That's fucking retarded.

Heh. It's not that bad, main thing is so we can have games trials on Saturday, with everyone being back at school. We have Saturday school for half a day anyway.

Sigh, the first day was boring as hell. The bad thing is nothing has changed at all, up a year, was hoping, probably naively that something might happen, but it's all the same learning all the same stuff. Only difference is I've gotta try a bit harder since it's GCSE time.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 08, 2006, 09:08:04 pm
Sigh, the first day was boring as hell. The bad thing is nothing has changed at all, up a year, was hoping, probably naively that something might happen, but it's all the same learning all the same stuff. Only difference is I've gotta try a bit harder since it's GCSE time.

Year 12 is where the fun begins, lessons begin to actually become meaningful!

GCSEs, you don't HAVE to revise anything. You either know your shit when it comes to the exam, or you don't. It's more about confidence than anything else.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Copper on September 08, 2006, 09:22:01 pm
Rained all day... When I biked home from gym even my sacks became wet as hell... :<
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 09, 2006, 05:16:06 pm
Fuck, I feel so shit and confused.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 10, 2006, 12:18:03 am
Sigh, the first day was boring as hell. The bad thing is nothing has changed at all, up a year, was hoping, probably naively that something might happen, but it's all the same learning all the same stuff. Only difference is I've gotta try a bit harder since it's GCSE time.

Year 12 is where the fun begins, lessons begin to actually become meaningful!

GCSEs, you don't HAVE to revise anything. You either know your shit when it comes to the exam, or you don't. It's more about confidence than anything else.

Year 12 is the worst year >_<
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 10, 2006, 12:32:12 am
I love Year 12 at the moment, for once, the lessons are worthwhile, and I'm finally enjoying my time in school. Also, 2 hours spent playing card games is fairly fun.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 10, 2006, 12:36:10 am
This is my 13th year of education.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 11, 2006, 12:40:46 pm
Fiindil what school do you go to?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 11, 2006, 06:19:58 pm
Fiindil what school do you go to?

As I'm from Hertfordshire, it is fairly obvious that I go to Eton.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 11, 2006, 07:14:22 pm
Eton -_- and omg you live near me


* kills self
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 11, 2006, 08:28:00 pm
Eton -_- and omg you live near me


* kills self

Don't you idiots understand sarcasm?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 11, 2006, 08:37:57 pm
Naww
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SpeedD on September 12, 2006, 02:21:23 pm
Don't you idiots understand sarcasm?

Would I have had to bother with my avatar if they did?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on September 12, 2006, 05:09:26 pm
Just had my final exam (actually a presentation) for my university thing this morning. I think it went great, can't believe I'm finally free (insert manic giggle and screams like "Free! Free! Wuhahaha!" here). I wonder what I can do with all the new free time. Imagine coming home from work and having time where you can do stuff you like! Amazing.

Fuck, it was like talking for thirty minutes which felt like things were in bullet time.

Of course I was quite nervous and stuff last week so I threw myself into work and spent the evenings rehearsing, limiting forum time and other social interaction close to zero.

So... did I miss anything?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 12, 2006, 06:25:58 pm
Apart from forum quality taking yet another nosedive? No, not really.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on September 12, 2006, 06:34:10 pm
Yeah, I've read the 9-11 thing and the bit about Germany reorganizing EU borders. Will I find worse?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 12, 2006, 06:36:18 pm
Yes, in that fucking stupid cat thread, for one.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 12, 2006, 08:06:57 pm
Basically anywhere Fiindil has posted
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 12, 2006, 08:37:36 pm
Tired. School, getting pissed off at our shitty touch rugby session. Thought we were getting to play football. -__-
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 12, 2006, 08:41:28 pm
Touch Rugby sounds too gay for me to consider it a real sport. Unlike say, Ice Hockey, which is amazingly cool.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 12, 2006, 08:43:14 pm
Yeah, Touch Rugby does suck, espically when it defeats the point of the real sport and you're playing it with a load of morons.

(yes, non team, I'm too scrawny to play rubgy really, and don't like it that much)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on September 12, 2006, 09:29:41 pm
Apart from forum quality taking yet another nosedive? No, not really.

at this point we're damn near the core of the earth.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: the ru on September 13, 2006, 08:45:01 pm
Apart from forum quality taking yet another nosedive? No, not really.

at this point we're damn near the core of the earth.

So if we continue in the same direction, things could soon only get better?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 13, 2006, 09:16:49 pm
If by 'get better' you mean 'drive off some of the best forummers this place has ever seen' then yes.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 13, 2006, 09:21:16 pm
Apart from forum quality taking yet another nosedive? No, not really.
If by 'get better' you mean 'drive off some of the best forummers this place has ever seen' then yes.

If they are the best forrumers we've seen, and i am assuming you mean most experienced and been here a long time, they would either have survived the last one or they will know to just ignore it
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on September 13, 2006, 09:21:49 pm
If by 'get better' you mean 'drive off some of the best forummers this place has ever seen' then yes.

We should organise a planned exodus though, where at least 5 forum legends leave at the same time. It's more epic that way.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 13, 2006, 09:26:14 pm
I vote raining sulphur
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 13, 2006, 09:46:49 pm
You should do like me and see the quality of suckage.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 13, 2006, 10:17:44 pm
School is good, friends are awesome, phalic drawings all over my stuff suck, home is for work.

I'm good.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: evilcandybag on September 13, 2006, 10:24:46 pm
phalic drawings all over my stuff

Is that phalic as in phallic, and if so, is it phallic drawings as in drawings of a phallus or as in drawings made with a phallus (or both)?

And I'm fine, except that I'm out of employment at the turn of the month, meaning I'll have to look for a new job. That sucks.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Smeagol on September 13, 2006, 11:11:38 pm
If they are the best forrumers we've seen, and i am assuming you mean most experienced and been here a long time, they would either have survived the last one or they will know to just ignore it

Best as in didn't suck.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Goshawk on September 13, 2006, 11:16:00 pm
Is that phalic as in phallic, and if so, is it phallic drawings as in drawings of a phallus or as in drawings made with a phallus (or both)?

Drawings of phalluses. Or something. The cock one.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: tomas on September 13, 2006, 11:17:23 pm
and i is really sick, and i hate it  :'(
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on September 13, 2006, 11:27:07 pm
Man, that sucks... hope ya get better soon, tomas!

/me sends get-well-vibes to the drummer with the cool name

I'm having a fairly good time... managed to get the newest release of Mandriva Linux up and running with XGL enabled... now I've got fancy 3d effects all over my desktop ;D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 13, 2006, 11:51:19 pm
Man, that sucks... hope ya get better soon, tomas!

/me sends get-well-vibes to the drummer with the cool name

I'm having a fairly good time... managed to get the newest release of Mandriva Linux up and running with XGL enabled... now I've got fancy 3d effects all over my desktop ;D

You forgot to mention i am on IRC...bitch

Get well soon Tomas
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Gravehill on September 14, 2006, 12:14:51 am
and i is really sick, and i hate it  :'(
Hope it's not something serious or that it does not last long. Anyways, get well soon!
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Trias on September 14, 2006, 02:43:13 am
Just had my final exam (actually a presentation) for my university thing this morning. I think it went great, can't believe I'm finally free (insert manic giggle and screams like "Free! Free! Wuhahaha!" here). I wonder what I can do with all the new free time. Imagine coming home from work and having time where you can do stuff you like! Amazing.

Fuck, it was like talking for thirty minutes which felt like things were in bullet time.

Of course I was quite nervous and stuff last week so I threw myself into work and spent the evenings rehearsing, limiting forum time and other social interaction close to zero.

So... did I miss anything?

Interesting, I had something similar today, like a final talk, and it went pretty well... unfortunately, I have still two weeks left till I hand in my diploma thesis, and I'm tired like hell... and the time afterwards will be very chaotic...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on September 14, 2006, 12:30:03 pm
and i is really sick, and i hate it  :'(

Hope you get well real soon  ;)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Fallout on September 14, 2006, 02:47:52 pm
and i is really sick, and i hate it  :'(

Get well soon dude :)



I'm fine. Work is great atm, im getting a slight pay rise to £50 a week instead of £30. However, I discovered there is no sure job placement here until January 2007. I asked my agency to keep their eyes out for any placements that I could be sure of getting a full job with proper money with, so I guess I'm gonna be leaving this place soonish :<
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Spunky on September 14, 2006, 03:27:41 pm
Successfully moved out and now with a net connection in the new house. Happy raccoon i am :D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 14, 2006, 03:31:48 pm
Successfully moved out and now with a net connection in the new house. Happy raccoon i am :D

Yay :D !
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Fallout on September 14, 2006, 03:33:42 pm
Happy badger.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 16, 2006, 11:53:22 pm
In my old street I lived in number 66. Now I live in number 60. Today, I reach 666 posts. Also today, I saw a train wagon numbered 1337.

If you add the numbers in 60 and 337, you'll get my age. 60 Minus my age is 41, add the 1 not yet used and you get 42.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: WereVolvo on September 17, 2006, 12:01:56 am
OMG it's a conspiracy I tells ya! Run and hide before Sven O.Høiby comes for you!

congrats on cool post count btw.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Bates on September 17, 2006, 12:27:38 am
In my old street I lived in number 66. Now I live in number 60. Today, I reach 666 posts. Also today, I saw a train wagon numbered 1337.

If you add the numbers in 60 and 337, you'll get my age. 60 Minus my age is 41, add the 1 not yet used and you get 42.

God, this is creepy.

/me rolls around the floor with a flashlight
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Lexx on September 17, 2006, 01:47:29 am
42

Oh god. It's easier than you think to get a single number from a random set of numbers. Why do people still do this shit and see any significance in it?
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Ant on September 17, 2006, 01:53:02 am
42 = the meaning of life :)
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 17, 2006, 02:03:24 am
42

Oh god. It's easier than you think to get a single number from a random set of numbers. Why do people still do this shit and see any significance in it?

It's only bullshit, but I'm good at it and I love doing it.

Quote from: Cerapter, Jan 1st
2006 upside down is 5009. 5009 minus 2006 is 3003, which, besides being a palindrome, can be divided by 42 into a number with only one decimal; 71.5, a number that bears a strong resemblance with 2006 PLUS 5009, which is 7015. Divide 7015 by 71,5 and you get 98 with infinite decimals being '111888' in a repeating pattern. This pattern is fully dividable by 42, resulting in 2664, which is 658 years from now. 658 is 8 less than 666. 8 is the sum of the numbers in 2006.

There you have it: a proven relationship between this year, 42 and 666. I predict that 2006 will be an adventure for the meaning of life, but it will bring evil.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: SpeedD on September 17, 2006, 04:55:45 am
42

Oh god. It's easier than you think to get a single number from a random set of numbers. Why do people still do this shit and see any significance in it?

Because people want to eblieve in something greater than themselves.

I hate people.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 17, 2006, 03:05:16 pm
I hate something greater than me.
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Sirix on September 17, 2006, 06:54:53 pm
calm down guys
jeez
it was just a little number-play...
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Lexx on September 17, 2006, 08:50:34 pm
Words like "just" and "little" don't make things any less "retarded".

--
"Lexx"
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Cerapter on September 17, 2006, 10:22:07 pm
You're weird. :D
Title: Re: How are you?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 17, 2006, 11:30:10 pm
You're weird. :D
:D