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Title: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on July 30, 2007, 02:58:23 am
GOD DAMN INTERNET IS TOO DAMN UNRELIABLE HERE.

And all I really want to do is look up two frickin' words in an online Korean dictionary, but it's taking forever. I ought to just shell out $400 on a good electronic dictionary, like an iRiver or something.

Anyway, feel free to post about whatever happens to be frustrating you here.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on July 30, 2007, 03:00:21 am
A singular lack of jobs available in the area. By the time I hear about a job, fifty applications have already been bloody submitted. It's one of the few reasons to not like living where I live...this lack of jobs. Really freaking frustrating.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 30, 2007, 03:01:23 am
Yoruichi is smokin', but fictional. Frustrating!

Nah, the right people know what has been frustrating me for months.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on July 30, 2007, 03:32:01 am
How many threads do we have where we rant about stuff we hate?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on July 30, 2007, 03:35:52 am
Fuck you. Fuck all the whiny, oversensitive, passive-aggressive sons o' bitches out there too. And fuck people who complain when everything's wrong but don't bother following up with a "it works now" or "it's still broken" when you try to fix something for them. And fuck this Internet connection that doesn't work when you're trying to do what should be a 2-minute task tops, turning it into 30-40 minutes of wasting your time, and then picks up the moment you finish doing everything.

Just fuck everything. I'm going to bed.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on July 30, 2007, 04:02:26 am
Thank god your net is working now so you could make that heartwarming post.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on July 30, 2007, 04:29:33 am
That was killing me though. It makes me miss having the server in my room. Bandwidth was tight, but at least problems could be fixed in a couple of minutes. I felt like I just wasted 2 hours.

Anyway, we're definitely switching to better hosting now. There's not question about it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on July 30, 2007, 05:17:45 am
Damn it he made another post. Ah well, I've been working on this for ages... I'll post it anyway.

Zoom Me! (http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x25/MsBlacktro/rasmus_comic.png)

Edit 2009-02-22: Above image removed during maintenance. Contact me if you want it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on July 30, 2007, 06:15:34 am
Haha, good stuff!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: cupn00dles on July 30, 2007, 09:37:03 am
Wow. Ramsus curses like the stereotypical sicilian mother of 8-or-more children.

If he was a Chrono Cross character his weapon of choice would be:

(http://www.lojadolar.com/imagens/prod/produtos/1/10017_032.jpg)


Edit: Mama mia! Questo ragazzo que se va ala puta que lo pario, fuck motherfucking shit ass cunt nips, OMAGOD va tomar en el medio de lo culo!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on July 30, 2007, 11:20:48 am
Only on the Internet, because I hate computers and stupid people, and people tend to be dumber than normal when they're anonymous.

Normally I don't swear except in very normal situations like stubbing my toe or missing a swinging rope and falling into a pool of nasty water...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 30, 2007, 02:19:31 pm
Here's the typical Sicilian cursing you need:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10OR2Ks7mg0
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on July 30, 2007, 02:59:28 pm
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl's GTS (Global Trading Station). Why? Because people request the most ridiculous trades there, like Mew, Dialga, and other legendaries that I am NOT going to trade for a fucking Starly. And it's not just common little beginning-of-game Pokemon, it's everything. A fair trade isn't easy to find, which defeats the purpose of the GTS.

I also get pissed off when I read YouTube comments. Most are mindless, lack any grammar at all, and have some stupid arguing, like:
Quote from: YouTuber
shut the hell narushit is sucks bleach is better combine
narushit becomes a bigger shit than it isso shut the hell up
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 30, 2007, 04:43:13 pm
Yes, the world is populated by cretins. And yes, Web 2.0 has given them a voice. The guy in 1994 who loved how quality discussions could happen all over the internet and Usenet had no idea what AOL and Web 2.0 would do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on July 30, 2007, 05:29:13 pm
Yoruichi is smokin', but fictional. Frustrating!

I know! Everyone wants her.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on July 31, 2007, 01:42:39 am
What frustrates me is when your trying to explain to a complete an utter moron about the most simple little thing on Earth.  I mean, I try to explain to him there's an arrow next to this box and they're like WHAT THE FUCK ARROW?! when it's like 1 cm away from the box.  DX
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Korro on July 31, 2007, 06:01:07 pm
I'm mad, because I always get in trouble in an animal crossing forum. I mean well!
Man, I'm surprised I haven't been banned yet!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on July 31, 2007, 07:55:52 pm
That Magness is stuck in some kind of frozen time dilation field due to my comp still being ufcked...and it's been that way for...damn, how long has it been? Over a year? Two?

...And all things sucked and all manner of things sucked.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 31, 2007, 09:11:08 pm
I'm not really frustrated about anything right now. I'm just about to finish off a six-day vacation. To be honest, I'm feeling pretty good. But if anything comes to mind, I'll let you know...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on July 31, 2007, 09:55:40 pm
That Magness is stuck in some kind of frozen time dilation field due to my comp still being ufcked...and it's been that way for...damn, how long has it been? Over a year? Two?

...And all things sucked and all manner of things sucked.

What's wrong with your machine? Is it hardware or software? If it's just Windows being screwed, there are ways around that, like Knoppix.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 01, 2007, 09:43:31 am
Today is August 1, 2007.

(http://cc.herograw.org/Zeality/First_Strike____Initial_Lotus.jpg)

Today is a continuance.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/dbrittain39/TV/IchigoHollow.png)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2007, 08:03:28 pm
That Magness is stuck in some kind of frozen time dilation field due to my comp still being ufcked...and it's been that way for...damn, how long has it been? Over a year? Two?

...And all things sucked and all manner of things sucked.

What's wrong with your machine? Is it hardware or software? If it's just Windows being screwed, there are ways around that, like Knoppix.

Yeah, my Windows is screwed...I don't even HAVE my comp now. I gave it to my brother to get one of his friends to fix it and he's had it for almost half a year now (maybe longer) and hasn't done anything with it and I'm kind of scared not having it with me any more to be honest and now I want it back...V_V Even though the only friend of mine that could help me I haven't talked to in a few months for reasons unknown to me.

Well, anyways...as for a NEW-ish frustration...I was in that Bleach thread even though I've never seen it and was looking at some of the pics when the guy at the comp next to me said, "Hey, is that Dragonball Z?" I hate those damnedable anime illiterates who can only see anime in two different types: DBZ or Pokemon. I have nothing against DBZ except that it mostly sucked (and that Dragonball was far better) but it's like someone seeing someone else reading a book and going, "Is that the new issue of Vogue?"
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on August 02, 2007, 04:49:46 am
Dragonball Z is all I can remember from my childhood :(

Well, that and Ocarina of Time :roll:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 02, 2007, 06:39:29 am
Dragonball Z is all I can remember from my childhood :(

Well, that and Ocarina of Time :roll:

Silly rabbit! You're still in your childhood. I remember buying myself Zelda (and a brand new N64 to play it on) as an 11th grade completion gift for myself. That was toward the tail end of my childhood, and I'm ten years older than you. How did you even play Zelda when you were five or six, and manage to win?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 02, 2007, 07:30:21 pm
It's not like the Zelda games are that hard, dude...Although I could never find the freakin candle in the second one...But that sidescrolling piece of crap was barely a Zelda game anyways...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on August 03, 2007, 08:50:04 am
Well, here's the scary bit: I actually never owned Zelda - my friend did, and I played it at his house. He was a bit older than me, and he used to touch me when we were alone tog- I mean, Zelda was our favourite game. And basically, that is how powerful Zelda was. Awe inspiring, memorable scenes. I even remember playing the game, walking through towns and such, quite vividly.

And I think I played OoT back in...'00 maybe?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: cupn00dles on August 03, 2007, 09:48:28 am
Crap. My Age of Empires III always crashes when I try to play a Skirmish game. I can play it via the WarChiefs expansion, though, and, in fact, it is better via the expansion than not. Still, I hate these kinds of freaking unexplainable (to me, at least) crashes, even if I can avoid them with no actual loss.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 03, 2007, 01:08:34 pm
I remember playing Doom 2 at the age of 5.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 03, 2007, 10:58:26 pm
Well, here's the scary bit: I actually never owned Zelda - my friend did, and I played it at his house. He was a bit older than me, and he used to touch me when we were alone tog- I mean, Zelda was our favourite game. And basically, that is how powerful Zelda was. Awe inspiring, memorable scenes. I even remember playing the game, walking through towns and such, quite vividly.

And I think I played OoT back in...'00 maybe?

Ah, 2000, that makes more sense. Yeah, it's a memorable series...for me as well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Korro on August 03, 2007, 11:28:26 pm
I'm now angry that I can't download this game that I really wan't to play!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 04, 2007, 08:18:49 pm
I hate that I'm so out of shape that riding a bike for 12 (residential) blocks totally winded me and wore out my legs...At least I get to rest here sitting at this damn comp, I guess...V_V
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 04, 2007, 09:10:26 pm
I hate that I'm so out of shape that riding a bike for 12 (residential) blocks totally winded me and wore out my legs...At least I get to rest here sitting at this damn comp, I guess...V_V

Twelve residential blocks? On flat terrain? That's not "out of shape." That's "OMG you're at death's door."

"Out of shape" is me:

I love to bike--it's my favorite sport and the only sport I like more than backpacking. But I'm pretty unfit right now, and I've put on weight over the past year. So when I had the opportunity on a vacation earlier this year to take a long bike ride, I was dreading my performance. And it was bad. I couldn't handle the hills; had to slow down all the time; and my heart rate was usually closer to maximum than target.

But that was seven miles on a valley floor, and I could have gone further than that if the damned seat hadn't turned my butt into a throbbing pain factory.

You, my dear V, might consider getting some more exercise! Aim for...eighteen blocks! And go from there...


On topic, might I say how frustrating it is to clean a shower? Those damned discolorations do not come out.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 04, 2007, 09:20:22 pm
Well, there's always the ride back...:lol: I wasn't really whiped out...but I was kind of out of breath pretty soon...and some of my leggy muscle things were a little tired afterwards...but still...pissed off.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 05, 2007, 01:38:19 am
Disclaimer: I'm not lecturing anyone here. As usual, my hatred of the complication of fitness as passed off by commercial businesses has led to a longer post than I intended...

The important thing is to challenge yourself. Walk for 30 seconds, jog for 30 seconds, and run your maximum for 30 seconds. See how many of those you can last, and give it 200%. When your legs rest up a couple days later, do it again. The objective is to work on your lungs.

There is so much idiocy in the fitness world that it's staggering. Here's a factoid: sit-ups are utterly, completely worthless unless part of a circuit training routine, and they're only good for cardio as part of that. We all have six or eight packs. But most of us have them obscured by a layer of fat. Sit-ups will do nothing but increase the overall endurance of your abs. They won't melt away the fat, and neither will they develop the muscles so that they somehow show through. Working a part of your body does NOT remove the fat there. When you work out, your body removes fat from all over in a balanced way. That's why you don't see utter blobs with perfect, washboard abs, or overflowing pear-people with perfect, chiseled legs from walking.

Health begins with your heart and lungs, and challenging yourself with hard sprints is the quickest way to health, even if you're well over your acceptable body weight. If you have developed cardiovascular health, you can live jollily overweight and still enjoy great performance (though not your maximum, by any means). Even in that scenario, you can eliminate risk of heart disease, some forms of cancer, and other causes of death almost as much as your thinner companions who are also in good health. Studies have shown that those who sprinted even for 30 seconds as part of a walking workout of a few minutes saw greater gains in well-being than their slower peers.

Weight loss begins with long work. If you want to lose weight, it's perfectly fine for you to walk 50 miles a day. But if you do not challenge yourself (being out of breath means it's working), your cardiovascular health won't improve much. To achieve both, develop your wind until you can jog freely. At that point, you can work off weight a lot faster than those who must still walk because their bodies simply can't handle going at a faster pace. The longer you work, the more cutaneous fat is burned.

All you need are a track and two feet (and a physical to make sure you don't have some kind of heart condition before working at your maximum). Nutrisystem, elaborate plans, wonder-machines, and paid trainers are all compensatory tools for a lack of will power. If the few articles I've read lately are right, at some point in the diet world the self-will was written off as an inadequate tool and restrictive, slavish plans were imported to keep one's habits in check. To those who wish to improve only as a passing desire, these mindless methods may work. But to those capable of visualizing success, seeking it logically, and unleashing their passionate will to improve themselves, self-will and some good cross-training shoes are all one needs. I pity people who pay small fortunes for diet plans and special treatment. Protein shakes are worthless; unless you live in the third world, chances are you consume enough daily! Gatorade and other energy drinks corrode your teeth and are meant for fast, transitory performance during athletic games, not overall health and endurance. And the other steroids are all not worth the health risks involved. Some of the fault lies with the companies who appeal to their ignorance with "easy plans" or proliferate misinformation about physiology. Science alone prevails!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 05, 2007, 01:58:55 am
Zeality, that was a great read.

Once my damn wisdom teeth stop hurting I'm going to take your advice.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 05, 2007, 04:41:42 am
Thank you, Zeality. That'll certainly help me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 05, 2007, 01:40:42 pm
Zeality hits the nail on the head again. I see too many people coming into the gym and going straight to the weights. These people do literally nothing on any of the cardiovascular equipment nor any flexibility training. Now, admittedly, they may go walking, jogging, running or cycling outside the gym, but I'm pretty sure a majority of these people don't. Kids go on each piece of cardiovascular equipment for perhaps five minutes then stop. It's obvious who is in better shape: the twenty-somethings with all their muscles toned who spend all their time on weights or the fifty-somethings with little body fat, toned muscles, who go pretty much exclusively on CV and last an hour on the cross-trainers and will probably live over a century. There is truth to 'No pain, no gain': my mother is at least morbidly obese if not super morbidly obese because she has a pain-free routine that she scarcely follows. She claims to have 'little time' but sits in front of the TV for hours, orders in take-away regularly and over-eats. Zeality's right. A personal trainer can not be on-hand 16 hours a day to tell you to get your ass of the couch, stop eating and start exercising; a baseline level of willpower is needed.

In my case, it seems unfeasible to go to a track, but when I do jog and run, I can simply go to the park. Did prehistoric man have tracks, treadmills or personal trainers? No. Exercise was simply part of their life, and unintentional, as it was required for survival. If we can exercise with personal trainers, gym equipment  and technology, why is our health going down the tubes? Because of all the junk we eat. People sue McDonalds for making them fat when it's their own fault. People need to stop palming off responsibility on other people and face up for their own actions' detrimental effects on their health, then act on it. Pontification doesn't suffice.

Here's a few tips:


I apologise in advance if there are any grammatical, punctuation etc. errors. I apologise in advance if (though I doubt it) any of this post is incorrect factually or misleading.

@Glennleo: Why wait? Your teeth hurting doesn't prevent you from swimming, running, cycling, calisthenics... it pretty much doesn't prevent you from any exercise. Perhaps you just need some more willpower.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 05, 2007, 02:02:33 pm
Oh I am really, REALLY mad now. The water pump for our house has broken, and so we will have no water for the next few days at the least. ARGH!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 05, 2007, 02:38:16 pm
MsBlack, you've given a lot of good information, but there's a bit of an inconsistency. You say avoid alcohol, then provide a link that suggests that for health, you should drink in moderation. Which do you actually advocate, abstinence, or moderation? For my part, the information I've seen suggests that moderate alcohol consumption is healthy, and thus, I drink in moderation. That said, I've cut out soda almost entirely from my diet. I did this at the same time I started taking long walks, and the way my body felt was much better. Soda is crap. If you want to drink something sweet and flavorful, drink orange juice.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 05, 2007, 03:05:23 pm
You make a good point, do point out any other inconsistencies if you see them.

I can't prescribe a specific plan unilaterally. It depends on one's situation and willpower. If one thinks that overall drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is beneficial and one can resist the temptation to drink excessively, by all means go ahead. However, some people become inebriated after consuming what, for most of us, is a miniscule amount of alcohol or suffer from other detrimental effects. I suppose when I wrote that, I mainly had in mind the kind of people who get totally drunk on beer every weekend. Personally, I abstain.

EDIT:
From http://www.makeupyourownmind.co.uk/questions/how-do-you-operate/opening-times/
Quote
Who do your town centre restaurants close at 11pm? When I roll out of the local boozer totally trolleyed at 11.20pm, I want burgers!! And not kebab shop burgers
It's that kind of mentality I refer to.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 05, 2007, 03:52:27 pm
I guess I'll throw in one last thing:

Don't worry about the all-or-nothing mentality. Too many people start working out and try to launch themselves into complete dietary changes and workout regimens right off the bat, and end up getting exhausted. Rome wasn't built in a day. I take in more soda than I should (eheh, Radical_Dreamer knows that gourmet soda rules), but I'm still working out. Eventually, I'll improve my diet and other parts as well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 05, 2007, 04:05:46 pm
@Glennleo: Why wait? Your teeth hurting doesn't prevent you from swimming, running, cycling, calisthenics... it pretty much doesn't prevent you from any exercise. Perhaps you just need some more willpower.

Eh, your definitely right. Will power is something I lack for sure.
I just don't feel 100% while I'm on these pain meds. Once I get my tooth fixed tomorrow, supposedly there is an air pocket in my right bottom one, I'm hoping I feel better.
But you are right. I have to work though pain. Otherwise how would I continue to work out after I get sore? I wouldn't.

It's all motivation, and at the moment I don't possess much at all. Something to work on, that's for sure.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 05, 2007, 04:18:04 pm
...exercise floods your entire body with blood. If you have some kind of open wound like that, the sheer motion and blood pressure might agitate it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 05, 2007, 04:28:30 pm
...exercise floods your entire body with blood. If you have some kind of open wound like that, the sheer motion and blood pressure might agitate it.

I know. That's half the reason I didn't go tubing yesterday. If I smacked my cheek on the side of the tube, that could have been a bloody mess. Plus the doctor said tot take it easy for awhile, so I'm in no hurry to do something stupid.

Thanks for looking out though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 05, 2007, 05:00:30 pm
We still don't have water.

Glennleo, I sympathize...my father has similar teeth issues.

Also, I managed to get myself lost on my "short" walk and ended up walking an hour and a half longer than I had intended, and this was supposed to be my day of rest from the gym. (Six days a week, then one day of rest. Repeat.)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 05, 2007, 06:12:39 pm
We still don't have water.

Glennleo, I sympathize...my father has similar teeth issues.

Also, I managed to get myself lost on my "short" walk and ended up walking an hour and a half longer than I had intended, and this was supposed to be my day of rest from the gym. (Six days a week, then one day of rest. Repeat.)

It's not a teeth problem per se, it's just that I had my wisdom teeth out. I ought to be fine in 3-4 more days I'd think.

6 days on, and 1 off is a pretty good work out routine to stick by. How the f did you get lost walking? In the wood I take it?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 05, 2007, 06:28:27 pm
Sort of. The homes around here are spread out, and if you've ever been on country roads, you'd know how much they twist and turn.

My problem was being a dumbass and assuming I came out onto the main road far east of where I actually came out and walking the wrong way for a couple miles before realizing my mistake. And when you're in the shape I am, having only one small bottle of water and your dog--without a leash, I might add--with you, that's not a fun mistake.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 05, 2007, 06:58:00 pm
Ahh got ya.
Yea I could see doing that. Hell I've done it before, but usually in my car.

"Hmm, just a few more miles til I'm home. Hey wait a minute! I've been going the wrong way for a how many miles! F*%^!!!"

A simple mistake like that can easily double your distance. Ouch.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 05, 2007, 07:13:34 pm
Sort of. The homes around here are spread out, and if you've ever been on country roads, you'd know how much they twist and turn.

My problem was being a dumbass and assuming I came out onto the main road far east of where I actually came out and walking the wrong way for a couple miles before realizing my mistake. And when you're in the shape I am, having only one small bottle of water and your dog--without a leash, I might add--with you, that's not a fun mistake.

The solution is, clearly, a leash and a larger water bottle.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 05, 2007, 07:16:51 pm
I have a much larger water bottle, and I've have taken it if it weren't for the fact that the WATER PUMP IS BROKEN! (Not yelling at you. And to clarify, it's one I refill all the time to use everywhere. The water bottle I took was a smaller one from a package of water bottles. )

And the leash is normally not necessary with Chester. The lack of it just got annoying in a couple of instances...instances that would have been avoided had I not dumbed.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 06, 2007, 09:44:46 pm
Disclaimer: I'm not lecturing anyone here. As usual, my hatred of the complication of fitness as passed off by commercial businesses has led to a longer post than I intended...

The important thing is to challenge yourself. Walk for 30 seconds, jog for 30 seconds, and run your maximum for 30 seconds. See how many of those you can last, and give it 200%. When your legs rest up a couple days later, do it again. The objective is to work on your lungs.

There is so much idiocy in the fitness world that it's staggering. Here's a factoid: sit-ups are utterly, completely worthless unless part of a circuit training routine, and they're only good for cardio as part of that. We all have six or eight packs. But most of us have them obscured by a layer of fat. Sit-ups will do nothing but increase the overall endurance of your abs. They won't melt away the fat, and neither will they develop the muscles so that they somehow show through. Working a part of your body does NOT remove the fat there. When you work out, your body removes fat from all over in a balanced way. That's why you don't see utter blobs with perfect, washboard abs, or overflowing pear-people with perfect, chiseled legs from walking.

Health begins with your heart and lungs, and challenging yourself with hard sprints is the quickest way to health, even if you're well over your acceptable body weight. If you have developed cardiovascular health, you can live jollily overweight and still enjoy great performance (though not your maximum, by any means). Even in that scenario, you can eliminate risk of heart disease, some forms of cancer, and other causes of death almost as much as your thinner companions who are also in good health. Studies have shown that those who sprinted even for 30 seconds as part of a walking workout of a few minutes saw greater gains in well-being than their slower peers.

Weight loss begins with long work. If you want to lose weight, it's perfectly fine for you to walk 50 miles a day. But if you do not challenge yourself (being out of breath means it's working), your cardiovascular health won't improve much. To achieve both, develop your wind until you can jog freely. At that point, you can work off weight a lot faster than those who must still walk because their bodies simply can't handle going at a faster pace. The longer you work, the more cutaneous fat is burned.

All you need are a track and two feet (and a physical to make sure you don't have some kind of heart condition before working at your maximum). Nutrisystem, elaborate plans, wonder-machines, and paid trainers are all compensatory tools for a lack of will power. If the few articles I've read lately are right, at some point in the diet world the self-will was written off as an inadequate tool and restrictive, slavish plans were imported to keep one's habits in check. To those who wish to improve only as a passing desire, these mindless methods may work. But to those capable of visualizing success, seeking it logically, and unleashing their passionate will to improve themselves, self-will and some good cross-training shoes are all one needs. I pity people who pay small fortunes for diet plans and special treatment. Protein shakes are worthless; unless you live in the third world, chances are you consume enough daily! Gatorade and other energy drinks corrode your teeth and are meant for fast, transitory performance during athletic games, not overall health and endurance. And the other steroids are all not worth the health risks involved. Some of the fault lies with the companies who appeal to their ignorance with "easy plans" or proliferate misinformation about physiology. Science alone prevails!

That reminds me... A friend of mine in college did a research paper on exercise and weight loss, and he said that according to his sources, you had to do at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise like running before your body would even start burning fat, because first you had to burn through your glucose energy and stuff. Even then, the rate you burn fat is pretty slow, so you'd want to do about 1-2 hours of continuous running, swimming, or heavy cycling to lose any real weight through exercise.

Also, I've heard that anything you eat within 3 hours of sleeping usually gets stored by the body, and that eating inconsistently (say, you skip breakfast and lunch every Friday) causes your body to do weird things and store food as fat instead of metabolizing it as usual.

So the way I understand it is if you eat healthy, with more energy food in the morning and light food near the evening, and no food at night (making sure to eat the same consistent amount on a daily basis), and you run/swim/cycle for an hour every evening, you'll lose fat pretty quickly (even a few pounds a week is pretty good when you're changing your entire lifestyle).

However, if you eat a lot of heavy food, especially protein and fat, and you cut your calorie intake by half once a week, then you do certain anaerobic exercises to muscle failure three times a week, and you avoid aerobic stuff, you'll put on weight like there's no tomorrow.

I can't test any of that though, because personally, I want to stay the way that I am, so I don't want to experiment with myself. I just want to be as fast, flexible, and strong as I can become without really changing my size or composition.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 06, 2007, 10:06:06 pm
Well, I'll test it for you then, Ramsus, because while it sounds like more work for me than I had originally thought, it's worth trying.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 06, 2007, 10:17:35 pm
I didn't think it took that long. My university course and textbook stated that in the first ten seconds of working at maximum, ATP is burned away with explosive energy. For the next 1:50, glucose and sugar are burned. From there on, it's oxygen-intensive fat burning.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 06, 2007, 10:24:24 pm
Well, the extra exercise certainly can't hurt, right?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 06, 2007, 10:40:07 pm
The body acts 'weirdly' when one eats inconsistently as a survival mechanism. Again going back to early man, an inconisistent intake of food would indicate a shortage thereof. The body therefore stores more fat so that during the periods of food shortage, it can work off the fat. That's why crash dieting is a crock.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 06, 2007, 11:21:08 pm
Perhaps the fate of this frustration thread is a symbol of the times we live in and the values our culture espouses. Yawn...

Anybody who wants to get into whatever level of shape (including totally out of it) can figure it out easily enough. It's no big secret; it's just application. If you're training for the Olympics or recovering from a significant illness or injury, then sports training may be right for you. But for everybody else, all this talk is just that much more time wasted where you could have been out exercising or cooking up a healthy dinner.

Lame.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 06, 2007, 11:37:37 pm
Anybody who wants to get into whatever level of shape (including totally out of it) can figure it out easily enough.

Well considering the level of obesity here in the UK and over there in the States, I'd say that's not enough. I personally find discussion like this valuable information and great motivation to get off my ass and exercise.

If you're training for the Olympics or recovering from a significant illness or injury, then sports training may be right for you. But for everybody else, all this talk is just that much more time wasted where you could have been out exercising or cooking up a healthy dinner.

Ha, I haven't ruled out the possibility of finding a strength and seeing how far it goes, but I don't plan on heading to the Olympics just yet. It's true the time spent on this particular aspect of this thread could have been spent on what it advised, but what is your point? Are you suggesting surplus exercise takes precedence over any [other] leisurely pursuits and pursuits pertaining to informing oneself about exercise? Contributing to this discussion and exercising are not mutually exclusive,
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 06, 2007, 11:55:12 pm
Anybody who wants to get into whatever level of shape (including totally out of it) can figure it out easily enough.

You'll still find professional sports coaches making their players stretch before games (decreases muscular performance up to 5%) and athletic sages doing sit-ups. Good information needs to be proliferated.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 07, 2007, 12:04:12 am
But how much "good information" do you see in these endless dieting discussions? There may have been a couple of quality diet-exercise posts in this particular thread, but I'm rather dismissive toward people's tireless desire yet unflagging incompetence to discuss the issue meaningfully. Bad medicine abounds, and wacko theories and sheer hearsay drown out the good information--which is simple and unassuming and, I say, easily learned...provided one is willing to accept it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 07, 2007, 12:01:18 pm
But how much "good information" do you see in these endless dieting discussions? There may have been a couple of quality diet-exercise posts in this particular thread, but I'm rather dismissive toward people's tireless desire yet unflagging incompetence to discuss the issue meaningfully. Bad medicine abounds, and wacko theories and sheer hearsay drown out the good information--which is simple and unassuming and, I say, easily learned...provided one is willing to accept it.

What do you mean by "these endless dieting discussions"? I assume you mean on the Compendium, which would be the only place seemingly relevant to this (Compendiumites discussing the subject). On this assumption, you kind of answer your own question: there have been a couple of good posts on the topic, therefore surely there is some beenfit from the posting, is there not? You go on to admit you're dismissive to 'people's'' desire and incompetence to discuss the issue meaningfully. Again, this seems irrelevant due to your prior admission some good information has come out of this thread and the fact the people earnestly discussing the issue here seem capable of interpreting the information presented here. Add to that that most, if not all, of the information is based on personal experiences and is presented as such and/or backed up by scientific studies and you can surely see that their is beneficial information on the issue in this thread? You conclude by saying that good information is simple, unassuming and easily learned. Therefore, surely providing the information in order for it to be learned is a valid reason to post what we have been posting?

Perhaps you were genuinely curious as to what good information we see in "these dieting discussions". Personally I see all the information that has been presented and how it can benefit others. Kyronea, Radical Dreamer and Glennleo have already acknowledged the value of the information, and Radical Dreamer helped me to clarify what I'd contributed.

Maybe I'm completely misunderstanding you here, correct me if I misinterpreted something (or everything!).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 07, 2007, 03:36:50 pm
today i am damn pissed off!
after i finally finish my side scroller maker, no one even downloads it and trys it out!
man, i figured my friends would fucking care atleast enough to try out something i care about so much, but i guess all my friends just fucking suck.
what good is doing work if no one even sees it? its enough to make me wanna stop coding -.-|||
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 07, 2007, 03:52:01 pm
Did you want to make this side scroller? Did you feel a sense of accomplishment from doing so? Did you learn by the experience?

Who cares what other people think of your works. You did it, and there is merit in that. The next thing you do will be better than this one, and the next even better still.

Also, hasn't it been like, a day, since you posted it? Give it time dude.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 07, 2007, 04:24:56 pm
I am frustrated at Seiji Mizushima(director of Full metal Alchemist) for Killing of Nina Tucker, and the Maes Hughes. What the hell is wrong with that man. Nina and Hughes were that to best characters in the whole show. I do have to give Mizushima credit for making the one show that nearly brought me to tears. But Nina was so adorable.
(http://accel5.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/11/37/00/izumi/nina-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 07, 2007, 07:23:38 pm
Wow, gotta love those posts by Dr. ZeaLitY...he could give that Phil guy a run for his money! Wait, who did I just insult?

Anyways...I did the whole bike-riding thingy again...apparently, it's been so long, I forgot about that stupid callus that I don't have on my inner thumb (kinda where the web-like part is) and so now that's all a torn skin, bleedy mess...I blame the stupid grips...And also, it was all rainy and the wind was coming at me...I also might be at fault because my bike has various gears of which I've never understood how to properly use...but I'm not going up hills anyways, so maybe that shouldn't even matter...

Man, I know so little about so much...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 07, 2007, 07:36:16 pm

You'll have more torque (?) at lower gears (the bigger ones next to the wheel), so it's easier to accelerate and go up hills or to pull more weight, but once you're going and you have inertia helping you, you can use the higher gears to maintain your high speed with less effort.

I haven't ridden a bike in 11 years, so I'm not sure how useful the bicycle gears really are. I guess, if the wind blowing against you is making it harder to ride, try downshifting a few times.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 07, 2007, 08:16:40 pm
My parent's blatant hypocrisy and disregard for being sensible is really pissing me off. Despite the fact that the new water pump installation--completed this morning, and we've had water for the past seven hours now--supposedly stretched our budget tightly, they're going out in the bloody van to bloody King Sooper's just to pick up meatballs.

What's worse, they outright told me to leave the television in the family room--a hulking 36'' beast--on while they were gone, despite the fact that NO ONE IS WATCHING IT and they would be away for a MINIMUM of FIFTY MINUTES!

Basically, they're wasting gas--a horrible idea right now given that Peak Oil is around the corner and we're just a step away from rounding that corner--as well as power for no bloody reason. (They also told me that if the TV was off when they returned they'd shut down power to my entire room, but I'll face that bridge if it comes to it.) Of course, as soon as they were out the door I turned it off, but still...bloody idiots.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 08, 2007, 08:02:35 pm
I guess I have another thing to blame on myself about the whole bicycle thingy...Seeing how I didn't eat or drink anything beforehand (it was about 12~2PM)...Not to mention I'm 5' 7 1/2'' & weigh 115lbs...*heh heh*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 08, 2007, 08:16:35 pm
Are you anorexic?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 08, 2007, 08:35:55 pm
Terribly unhealthy...anorexic...same diff, I suppose (don't want to take anything away from those truely diseased anorexic people). But I only throw up when I drink too much...or...am really in horrible pain.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on August 08, 2007, 09:53:18 pm
I guess I have another thing to blame on myself about the whole bicycle thingy...Seeing how I didn't eat or drink anything beforehand (it was about 12~2PM)...Not to mention I'm 5' 7 1/2'' & weigh 115lbs...*heh heh*

Meh, that's nothing. And no, Ms Black, I doubt he's anorexic. It's probably a mix of things like genetics, metabolism, stress, and eating/sleep patterns. That's what it is for me, at least. I'm 6'0 and 140lb, which probably works out the same as V's weight for height. I look awefully scrawny, but I never purposefully starve myself. I just tend to miss meals when I'm at school, not get enough sleep, be awefully stressed... coupled with metabolic and genetic factors, the weight's not a big surprise. I assume V is about the same. It might be a touch unhealthy, but speaking at least for myself, I'm not wholly unhealthy, and have at least a bit of stamina (I was able to do a 2.5km run in 15min without even slowing down at all during the run a few months ago. It winded me entirely at the end, but I survived it at least. After a bit of a rest I probably would have done another lap if I hadn't had a blister on my foot.)

Anyway, about bike riding, yeah, gears can be bloody helpful, but so can the weight of your bike. What sort is it? Road bike (bleh), mountain bike? Sort of a cross? I mean, I'm fortunate in that my bike probably only weighs a little over 20lbs and has twenty one speeds. What's the point? On the road, not much. I usually only keep things mid-gear on the road unless confronted with a VERY steep hill, or unless I get enough speed, in which case I start gearing down to increase my speed. But road biking is meh. I'm more prone to offroad stuff. That's where things like gears are helpful. When you're riding down a path that will variably go down 30degree and then up again, with roots all over it, mid range gears would be too difficult. You have to shift, well, on my bike I prefer what I call 1-3. On the major gear (front, I suppose, with three gears on it) have it on the big, easier gear, and on the back gear on the 3 (out of seven.) On the easier side, but anything more and you'll lose control over the roots and hit a tree or something. Not to mention that going above 10kph on a trail like that will be extremely rough, even with shocks (I've done it, though; I've gone down trails like that and hit roots at 25kph... lots of fun, actually.) Interestingly, I don't usually eat or drink anything around going biking either. Of course, you shouldn't eat JUST before, but even when I'm biking I tend not to drink water. Strange, but it doesn't bother me too much. I get really thirsty, but meh, I manage. I've actually not done much biking this year, though. Only once or twice. Snapped my chain, actually (first a rock bent one of the cogs, then the chain snapped.) Bleh. $150 to get repaired. But yeah, bikes are fun, and gears really do help.

Oh, and Kyronea, yeah, I know, the oil peak is probably near. But you wouldn't think it seeing the way this bloody province handles things. My parents are the opposite when it comes to energy consumption, particularly my dad. He designed the house I'm living in, and when he built it fifteen years ago he built it to energy conservation specs that would still be pretty good today.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 08, 2007, 11:59:41 pm
Did you want to make this side scroller? Did you feel a sense of accomplishment from doing so? Did you learn by the experience?

Who cares what other people think of your works. You did it, and there is merit in that. The next thing you do will be better than this one, and the next even better still.

Also, hasn't it been like, a day, since you posted it? Give it time dude.

oh, turns out it was cause you had to register to download ^^;;
i fixed it, and now anyone can download it here (http://www.twilightskies.net/forums/index.php?topic=316.0).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 09, 2007, 12:22:32 am
We can post any kind of frustration here, right?

I can't bring myself to tell the girl I like I love her. I want to, but I'm afraid she doesn't like me (I've already had that happen to me twice this year). My friends and her friends all want me to ask her out, but I just can't do it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 09, 2007, 01:17:14 am
We can post any kind of frustration here, right?

I can't bring myself to tell the girl I like I love her. I want to, but I'm afraid she doesn't like me (I've already had that happen to me twice this year). My friends and her friends all want me to ask her out, but I just can't do it.
dont tell her you love her. tell her you LIKE her, and you'd like to get to know her better. love + non-gf = SCARY STALKER.
also, after a bit of getting to know her better tell her you'd like to become bf/gf.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 09, 2007, 01:24:51 am
dont tell her you love her. tell her you LIKE her, and you'd like to get to know her better. love + non-gf = SCARY STALKER.
also, after a bit of getting to know her better tell her you'd like to become bf/gf.

eh, all her friends say she likes me, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 09, 2007, 01:29:57 am
We can post any kind of frustration here, right?

I can't bring myself to tell the girl I like I love her. I want to, but I'm afraid she doesn't like me (I've already had that happen to me twice this year). My friends and her friends all want me to ask her out, but I just can't do it.
dont tell her you love her. tell her you LIKE her, and you'd like to get to know her better. love + non-gf = SCARY STALKER.
also, after a bit of getting to know her better tell her you'd like to become bf/gf.

eh, all her friends say she likes me, but I don't think so.
you got 3 choices
1) tell her you love her (not recamended)
2) what i said
3) dont do anything and cry about it on the internet.

sounds like you dont wanna try though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 09, 2007, 01:31:36 am
We can post any kind of frustration here, right?

I can't bring myself to tell the girl I like I love her. I want to, but I'm afraid she doesn't like me (I've already had that happen to me twice this year). My friends and her friends all want me to ask her out, but I just can't do it.
dont tell her you love her. tell her you LIKE her, and you'd like to get to know her better. love + non-gf = SCARY STALKER.
also, after a bit of getting to know her better tell her you'd like to become bf/gf.

eh, all her friends say she likes me, but I don't think so.

They have made statements that can be verified experimentally. Science commands you to ask this girl out!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 09, 2007, 01:47:02 am
They have made statements that can be verified experimentally. Science commands you to ask this girl out!

I may be going to her house tomorrow, so I'll try then.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 09, 2007, 01:15:45 pm
We can post any kind of frustration here, right?

I can't bring myself to tell the girl I like I love her. I want to, but I'm afraid she doesn't like me (I've already had that happen to me twice this year). My friends and her friends all want me to ask her out, but I just can't do it.
dont tell her you love her. tell her you LIKE her, and you'd like to get to know her better. love + non-gf = SCARY STALKER.
also, after a bit of getting to know her better tell her you'd like to become bf/gf.

eh, all her friends say she likes me, but I don't think so.

They have made statements that can be verified experimentally. Science commands you to ask this girl out!

I may be going to her house tomorrow, so I'll try then.
NO DON'T KILL HER!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 09, 2007, 01:30:51 pm
NO DON'T KILL HER!

Congratulations, you've totally proved to me that you're an ass.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 09, 2007, 01:39:24 pm
We can post any kind of frustration here, right?

I can't bring myself to tell the girl I like I love her. I want to, but I'm afraid she doesn't like me (I've already had that happen to me twice this year). My friends and her friends all want me to ask her out, but I just can't do it.
dont tell her you love her. tell her you LIKE her, and you'd like to get to know her better. love + non-gf = SCARY STALKER.
also, after a bit of getting to know her better tell her you'd like to become bf/gf.

eh, all her friends say she likes me, but I don't think so.

They have made statements that can be verified experimentally. Science commands you to ask this girl out!

I may be going to her house tomorrow, so I'll try then.
NO DON'T KILL HER!

Congratulations, you've totally proved to me that you're an ass.
lmao, no, i read that part of your sig as part of your message "soon it will all end...:devilface:" rofl.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: cupn00dles on August 09, 2007, 02:10:31 pm
lmao, no, i read that part of your sig as part of your message "soon it will all end...:devilface:" rofl.

roflmao lolololzorz flofmao loalz jhitalrol

Edit: So very true, Lord Jayzor. It's fascinating how it still annoys me less than huge posts with similar points of view written with a completely different perspective, under the absolute lack of capability to actually detect such thing. I guess it's because you land your eyes on it and you automatically know you won't have to read anything before the last quote, as opposed by the huge & repetitive point-makings that everybody makes on incredibly relevant topics. Or, perhaps, it's just that I'm an idiot.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 09, 2007, 03:04:00 pm
Since this is the frustration thread, it's a pet peeve of mine when people chain-quote other people's entire posts when small snippets will do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 09, 2007, 03:07:51 pm
Yes, that's one thing that really bugs me. Is it possible to install something in the forum to prevent that? To strip out all other quotes in a quoted post, I mean.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 09, 2007, 07:10:14 pm
Pay me $100. I'll have it done and activated for your profile.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 09, 2007, 07:21:04 pm
Pay me $100. I'll have it done and activated for your profile.
...you are an extortionist.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 09, 2007, 07:23:52 pm
Yeah, chain-quoting is lame...I thought it was, but it doesn't look like it is, but it should be part of the Code of Conduct (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Chrono_Compendium:About.html#III._Code_of_Conduct).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 09, 2007, 07:44:17 pm
...you are an extortionist.

I'll even throw in a special ignore feature for just $50 more.

Really though, you'll just have to live with it for now. If it really bothers you, you can always install Greasemonkey and use some Javascript/DOM to remove the nested quotes.

Yeah, chain-quoting is lame...I thought it was, but it doesn't look like it is, but it should be part of the Code of Conduct (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Chrono_Compendium:About.html#III._Code_of_Conduct).

It'd just dilute the code anyway. Besides, it's better to just ask people to be more polite instead of making some rule for moderators to have to enforce.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 09, 2007, 07:47:42 pm

I'll even throw in a special ignore feature for just $50 more.

Really though, you'll just have to live with it for now. If it really bothers you, you can always install Greasemonkey and use some Javascript/DOM to remove the nested quotes.


Meh, I'm too lazy to do that.

But you're right. Best to ignore it when it happens and ask people to politely not do it rather than try to enforce it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: CyberSarkany on August 09, 2007, 07:53:50 pm
Something frustrating? My life.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 09, 2007, 08:09:01 pm
Yeah, chain-quoting is lame...I thought it was, but it doesn't look like it is, but it should be part of the Code of Conduct (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Chrono_Compendium:About.html#III._Code_of_Conduct).

It'd just dilute the code anyway. Besides, it's better to just ask people to be more polite instead of making some rule for moderators to have to enforce.


Yeah, but it'd give people something nice to copy&paste. And if nothing else, I like having stuff to copy&paste...>_>

Anyways...about the whole height & weight thingy...whoever said stuff was right: high motabolism+not eating right+not sleeping good+stress/depression=bad santa...er...skinny boy. Lookit that! One's a movie and the other one's a band (I think)!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 09, 2007, 10:08:53 pm
Yeah, sorry for the chain quoting.

I was kind of rushing. I'll go edit my posts right now.

EDIT: Fixed!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 09, 2007, 11:33:46 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 09, 2007, 11:49:26 pm
Thanks!

No, no thanks, you're supposed to show frustration! This isn't the good feelings thread.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 10, 2007, 02:49:38 pm
It frustrates me that you would turn down my thanks. ^_^
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 10, 2007, 04:21:44 pm
It frustrates me that you would turn down my thanks. ^_^

Nice!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on August 10, 2007, 05:02:45 pm
It frustrates me that you would turn down my thanks. ^_^

:lee:

Something that frustrates me (well, not really frustrates, just bugs me) is when fangirls watch an anime, see two characters conversing (even for a moment), and instantly yell "LOLPAIRING!!!" or something along those lines. It annoys me even more that they choose to care more about random, impossible pairings than the characters' backgrounds or development.

Wow, I can't write today.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 10, 2007, 05:07:28 pm

:lee:

Something that frustrates me (well, not really frustrates, just bugs me) is when fangirls watch an anime, see two characters conversing (even for a moment), and instantly yell "LOLPAIRING!!!" or something along those lines. It annoys me even more that they choose to care more about random, impossible pairings than the characters' backgrounds or development.

Wow, I can't write today.

I have never heard any one ever yell "LOLPAIRING!!!", and I now some freaky people.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 10, 2007, 05:23:36 pm
He doesn't meant that term literally. Basically fanpeople--though more commonly fangirls for some reason--will take two characters who might otherwise have nothing to do with each other in a romantic sense and pair them up. This can be done for any set of characters, really. The first example--or at least first popularly KNOWN example--is that of Kirk and Spock.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on August 10, 2007, 05:25:37 pm
Quote
I'm 5' 7 1/2'' & weigh 115lbs...*
  Well your beating me

<-- 5'5 Weight: 100 lbls.  >_<
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 17, 2007, 06:12:06 pm
Quote
http://2. University students enrolled in less than 15 hours for Fall and Spring semesters will pay a Use Fee of $ 4.00 for each hour their enrollment is less than 15 hours, and who possess a properly validated I.D.

F-U-C-K Y-O-U

If my university didn't spend exorbitant sums of money on building excessive new edifices, they wouldn't be doing this OR tactlessly asking for more donations the day after meeting their $million fund raising goal.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zakyrus on August 18, 2007, 12:02:06 am
GOD DAMN INTERNET IS TOO DAMN UNRELIABLE HERE.

Atleast you have internet.  :wink:

My rant is: GOD FUCKING DAMMIT I HATE NOT HAVING INTERNET! (soon... though.... soon...)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: maggiekarp on August 18, 2007, 12:36:14 am
I am frustrated by my comic ideas not doing themselves :<
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 18, 2007, 01:51:57 pm
Okay, now I'm fucking pissed.

I finally asked the girl I like out, we were so happy (and in love). Then, I go on vacation for a week (got back yesterday) and she's avoiding me like the plague.

I don't know what happened. I've become so depressed.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 18, 2007, 04:08:50 pm
Whats Fustrating nightmare975, is the fact that I've never had a girl friend, I also have a hard time talking to people of any gender because of my hobies and likes revolve around video games, and anime. And most people that have the same intrests as me usually hate me for some odd reason, I olny two sources of places to get info on games and anime: 1. the internet (mainly this site as well as sites like Nintendo.com, Capcom.com and the sort) and 2. My Subscriptions to Game Informer, and Game Pro. No one in my school has never herd of Chrono Trigger. The majority of the people in my school don't know the deffinition of the word f**k. My parents won't take me driving so I can practice for the test. My data of Chrono trigger Got currupted on my memory card (thankfully Chrono Cross was on a different one.) as well as every other save on it. My little brother makes stabs at the Chrono series until I run him out of my room. People who see Magus in my school think its Piccolo and Vegeta fused together and think Crono is either Tapion, Gohan, or Goku (I've shown some poeple in my school pics of the main characters of Chrono Trigger.) and I'm now ranting about the negitives in my life. That is Fustrating. I may not be depressed but you will never see me that way. Its EXTREEMLE hard to get me angry, and depressed. you will always see me either acting goofy to make people smile or smileing my self. :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: maggiekarp on August 18, 2007, 04:10:53 pm
Tell the chick you think she's been avoiding you and ask her what's up. TALK, PEOPLE! Maybe she just needs space or something.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 18, 2007, 04:15:55 pm
Tell the chick you think she's been avoiding you and ask her what's up. TALK, PEOPLE! Maybe she just needs space or something.

Well said.
Just call her out on it. Not in a mean, bad spirited way, but in a calm collected tone.
If you can't do it calmly, just wait a bit until you can bring it up calmly, or figure out a different way of approaching it.

Maybe you came on too strong? I know you might not think so, but to girls it's a whole different ball game.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 18, 2007, 04:24:56 pm
Glennleo, you should start an advice collum. That was very well said I could have worded it nearly as well as you have just done bravo!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 18, 2007, 04:39:23 pm
Maybe you came on too strong? I know you might not think so, but to girls it's a whole different ball game.

She flirted with me, I fell in love last. And she doesn't want to talk to me.

I forgot to mention: While on vacation, I tried to call her and was only able to get her voice mail, even on her house phone. After three days of worrying, I finally got a hold of her, after that, she's been avoiding me. Even after I told her I was sorry.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on August 18, 2007, 05:30:29 pm
Maybe you came on too strong? I know you might not think so, but to girls it's a whole different ball game.

She flirted with me, I fell in love last. And she doesn't want to talk to me.

I forgot to mention: While on vacation, I tried to call her and was only able to get her voice mail, even on her house phone. After three days of worrying, I finally got a hold of her, after that, she's been avoiding me. Even after I told her I was sorry.

Girls are like that. Just don't let it get to you, and make sure you keep a grip on your senses. Otherwise it'll just get worse.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 18, 2007, 05:38:43 pm
Glennleo, you should start an advice collum. That was very well said I could have worded it nearly as well as you have just done bravo!!! :D :D :D

I wouldn't go that far, but thank you.

As far as the love troubles. If she's avoiding your calls, you did something. Even though you probably don't think you did, you did. I've found trying to cal girl over and over again, just pisses them off. 3 is probably the max amount of times you should call in one day or sitting. 

Just approach her at school, and ask her if you guys can talk. Don't put her on the spot right there, but just simply let her know you want to know what you did wrong, or what's going on. Just show some general concern, and it should initiate a conversation at least. It might not save the relationship, but you'll at least know what's going on with it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 18, 2007, 06:41:32 pm
As far as the love troubles. If she's avoiding your calls, you did something. Even though you probably don't think you did, you did. I've found trying to cal girl over and over again, just pisses them off. 3 is probably the max amount of times you should call in one day or sitting. 

Just approach her at school, and ask her if you guys can talk. Don't put her on the spot right there, but just simply let her know you want to know what you did wrong, or what's going on. Just show some general concern, and it should initiate a conversation at least. It might not save the relationship, but you'll at least know what's going on with it.

I know I called her too much. But now she avoids me (Although she will talk to me on myspace). I asked if she wanted to go out on a date. She replies with a no. She then starts complaining about how she doesn't have a ride to band camp. I offer to give her a ride, another no from her. I just don't understand.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 18, 2007, 06:54:39 pm
She's trying to be nice about it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 18, 2007, 07:02:37 pm
No, what she's really saying is, "STALK ME STALK ME OH WON'T YOU PLEEASE STALK ME?!?" Heh heh...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 18, 2007, 09:09:06 pm
As far as the love troubles. If she's avoiding your calls, you did something. Even though you probably don't think you did, you did. I've found trying to cal girl over and over again, just pisses them off. 3 is probably the max amount of times you should call in one day or sitting. 

Just approach her at school, and ask her if you guys can talk. Don't put her on the spot right there, but just simply let her know you want to know what you did wrong, or what's going on. Just show some general concern, and it should initiate a conversation at least. It might not save the relationship, but you'll at least know what's going on with it.

I know I called her too much. But now she avoids me (Although she will talk to me on myspace). I asked if she wanted to go out on a date. She replies with a no. She then starts complaining about how she doesn't have a ride to band camp. I offer to give her a ride, another no from her. I just don't understand.

Just forget about it for a while. You're not going to understand by being pushy about it, and you'll just seem needy and weird.

If you run into her, just greet her and ask her if she's okay. Ask her about how she's doing and if there's something bothering her that you can help with. It might not even have anything to do with you.

And if you don't run into her, don't worry about it. If you have to know, try asking someone who knows her if something's wrong, or if you're causing her grief.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 18, 2007, 10:38:22 pm
Bah, turns out she never loved me, she lied to me so she hurt my feelings. >_<

Newsflash, you hurt me more than if you had said no.

What's worse you ask? She doesn't have the guts to say it to me. Instead, she tells my best friend and he has to tell me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: maggiekarp on August 19, 2007, 12:30:36 am
Sounds like a bitch. Be glad you're rid of her and move on  :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 19, 2007, 12:41:40 am
Sounds like a bitch. Be glad you're rid of her and move on  :D

You know what? You're right.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on August 19, 2007, 02:26:14 pm
Quote
I know I called her too much. But now she avoids me (Although she will talk to me on myspace). I asked if she wanted to go out on a date. She replies with a no. She then starts complaining about how she doesn't have a ride to band camp. I offer to give her a ride, another no from her. I just don't understand
- Isn't it a bit odd that people say try to talk to her calmly and you pop out with "Wanna go on a date :D!" question? O_o...Maybe that's just me...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 19, 2007, 02:41:03 pm
Quote
I know I called her too much. But now she avoids me (Although she will talk to me on myspace). I asked if she wanted to go out on a date. She replies with a no. She then starts complaining about how she doesn't have a ride to band camp. I offer to give her a ride, another no from her. I just don't understand
- Isn't it a bit odd that people say try to talk to her calmly and you pop out with "Wanna go on a date :D!" question? O_o...Maybe that's just me...

That was before I knew she was avoiding me. Now, I'm just trying to keep our friendship.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on August 19, 2007, 03:13:21 pm
Trying to keep your friendship with someone you've established is a lying bitch?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 19, 2007, 03:21:53 pm
If I were in Nightmare975's shoes, I'd try and keep on good terms for a couple months, see if she will admit her faults in this matter, and want to go back to being friends and put everything in the past. thats when I'd show how much of a good person I am inside and say yes! :) But thats just me! 8)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 19, 2007, 03:43:16 pm
If I were in Nightmare975's shoes, I'd try and keep on good terms for a couple months, see if she will admit her faults in this matter, and want to go back to being friends and put everything in the past. thats when I'd show how much of a good person I am inside and say yes! :) But thats just me! 8)

A couple of months? Yeah right, we're still friends, she felt pressured by our friends to like eachother.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on August 19, 2007, 04:55:56 pm
If I were in Nightmare975's shoes, I'd try and keep on good terms for a couple months, see if she will admit her faults in this matter, and want to go back to being friends and put everything in the past. thats when I'd show how much of a good person I am inside and say yes! :) But thats just me! 8)

A couple of months? Yeah right, we're still friends, she felt pressured by our friends to like eachother.

Man do I freaking hate that. Friends who think they know who you like, or who you want to be with.
That's a load of BS right there. Being forced into a relationship, especially by your friends, is the worst way to start any type of relationship. Whether it be a friendship or something more.

Whoever forced her, or you, or however it happened is a jerk. I know they meant well by it, but you can see what happened because of it. It caused you nothing but grief, and it almost cost you a friendship. I hate people who try to play matchmaker. Things never work out they way the should.
Relationships form on their own. You can't concoct out of thin air, and whoever thinks they can is a freaking idiot.

Sorry for that rant, but I hate people who think they can play matchmaker. It just pisses me off to no end.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 20, 2007, 12:51:36 am
My frustration? I've got these beautiful baby back ribs that are now marinating. But I don't get to eat them tonight. It'll be a day or two. Instead, my dinner is Cheerios. Now, I've got nothing against Cheerios, but, compared to ribs, well...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 22, 2007, 02:43:42 pm
I'm frustrated with my textbooks. It's my senior year, and every book features tiny black and white text with hardly any pictures, charts, or graphics. It's an ugly little mess, one that tests my patience for reading. Honestly, it's like at this stage in the game, all the textbook writers become humorless bastards.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 22, 2007, 08:10:54 pm
The damn new library computers have 1 hour time limits! WTF!?!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 22, 2007, 09:34:06 pm
I'm frustrated with my textbooks. It's my senior year, and every book features tiny black and white text with hardly any pictures, charts, or graphics. It's an ugly little mess, one that tests my patience for reading. Honestly, it's like at this stage in the game, all the textbook writers become humorless bastards.

Personally, I never much liked textbooks. I much prefer reading actual, original works by significant people and comparing them in class, instead of having someone else interpret everything and summarize it all in a single book.

Given that we have computers now, and even better than that, cheap eBook reading technology with high-contrast, high-resolution screens and long battery life, you'd think things would be different.

I mean, imagine if we had large libraries of media, especially books, freely available to instructors to selectively use and build on, with collaborative databases of course materials, all freely available and easily copied/distributed...

In fact, that's my dream project for the future.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 22, 2007, 09:54:56 pm
Nevermind my 1 hour complaint...when the time limit hits "5 minutes left" it gives you the option of an extra ten minutes if you click the thingy...so you just have to keep clicking the thing when it pops up every ten minutes after your 1 hour expires...it's lame & frustrating, but at least now I have access to the desktop, Word, Paint, and other crappity-crap-poop.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 22, 2007, 11:18:31 pm
I mean, imagine if we had large libraries of media, especially books, freely available to instructors to selectively use and build on, with collaborative databases of course materials, all freely available and easily copied/distributed...

In fact, that's my dream project for the future.

What a thrilling idea! I sure hope you can beat me to the Patent Office, Ramsus. Oh, and to spice things up a bit, I have utilized my evil powers of feng shui to augment your path with laser-equipped bird flu ninjas.

KATAKA!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 23, 2007, 02:57:30 pm
cupn00dles' constant spamming is annoying. If all you can say is "HAHAHAHAHAHA" than don't reply at all you stupid fucking piece of shit.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on August 23, 2007, 02:58:37 pm
cupn00dles' constant spamming is annoying. If all you can say is "HAHAHAHAHAHA" than don't reply at all you stupid fucking piece of shit.
Your constant trollish behavior and general rudeness is getting on my nerves and probably the nerves of many others as well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on August 23, 2007, 03:01:31 pm
cupn00dles' constant spamming is annoying. If all you can say is "HAHAHAHAHAHA" than don't reply at all you stupid fucking piece of shit.
Your constant trollish behavior and general rudeness is getting on my nerves and probably the nerves of many others as well.
I wouldn't have to be a troll if people would quit spamming, and defending those who do. Plus I wouldn't call what i do trolling as much as Ii would self-defense.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 23, 2007, 03:07:23 pm
Your stuck in a loop your "trolling" provokes them which makes your even for annoying, which give people like cupn00dles more fuel for the fire. The key? Just stop and forget about your ego, and your pride. Let them have the last word and get on with your  life.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: cupn00dles on August 23, 2007, 04:37:00 pm
Hahahaha.

When there is something ridiculously funny, one laughs. When there is a pattern of ridiculously funny behaviour, one laughs in all-caps.

It's that simple.


You can't blame me for the fact that I have an humongous ammount of fun when provoking users who make tardie posts/topics. It's just too damn funny.

Besides, a thread that is spam itself can only home spam posts. Spam = spam.

It's that obvious.


By the way, it's great to see at least one tardie topic has hit the road. Good riddance, have thee, tardie topic!


Edit: Too bad now there's another one =[[
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 23, 2007, 06:19:41 pm
I am frustrated that I have stooped so low that I am eating Chef Boyardee for lunch.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 23, 2007, 07:28:20 pm
I am frustrated that I have stooped so low that I am eating Chef Boyardee for lunch.

That's not too bad. Most of the time I just drink coffee and work on stuff during my lunch break.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 23, 2007, 11:28:37 pm
Anyone remember the Whose got the best Hair? poll well this goes with my comment there. My mother forced me to get a hair cut for portraits. I no longer have hair long enough to look similar to Crono. I will grow it back eventually, until the next time she thretens to take away my PS2, Xbox, GCN, SNES, N64, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP, GBA, GBA SP, and CT to boot. :x this one of the very few times I've been angered at all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 23, 2007, 11:33:12 pm
I am frustrated that I have stooped so low that I am eating Chef Boyardee for lunch.
I eat pop tarts. they're are what I call one of the many gaming snacks. the term is given to any food that is easy to eat, takes little to no time to make, dosen't require a utensle to eat with, and dosen't fudge up your fingers so you can continue to play while you eat.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 24, 2007, 01:15:25 am
You're wrong on that last count, unless you eat them with utensils or a napkin. Pop Tarts will grease up your fingers, and that's a big no-no among those of us who out of respect for our electronics try to keep them clean. Anything with any trace of fat or oil in it will grease up your fingers.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 24, 2007, 01:20:51 am
You're wrong on that last count, unless you eat them with utensils or a napkin. Pop Tarts will grease up your fingers, and that's a big no-no among those of us who out of respect for our electronics try to keep them clean. Anything with any trace of fat or oil in it will grease up your fingers.

Most people seem to have greasy hands anyway. That's why I always keep some rubbing alcohol around.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 24, 2007, 01:22:16 am
Which would serve the double use of disinfecting the keys! Cleverer and cleverer, Ramsus ol' boy. Today I take a page from your book.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 29, 2007, 10:35:59 pm
Fucking dad>_<

"EHHHHH, CAD isn't a college math course, you need to take Pre Cal if you want to go to college!"

Thanks dad, for fucking up my already broken scheduale.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 30, 2007, 01:26:56 pm
My school won't even give me a math class I should be taking AP Calculus.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 30, 2007, 07:42:48 pm
I am frustrated that I have stooped so low that I am eating Chef Boyardee for lunch.
I eat pop tarts. they're are what I call one of the many gaming snacks. the term is given to any food that is easy to eat, takes little to no time to make, dosen't require a utensle to eat with, and dosen't fudge up your fingers so you can continue to play while you eat.

(http://www.pillsbury.com/images/products/photos/toasterstrudel.jpg)(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/8671/greaterthanaw8.jpg)(http://www.almostvegan.com/archives/images/blueberrypoptarts-sml.gif)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 30, 2007, 08:12:58 pm
Every single time I eat Pop-Tarts I vomit 1 or 2 hour later, it my be an allergy, but I doubt it because I don't have this problem with any thing else I eat.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 30, 2007, 08:59:10 pm
Yet another reason why Pillsbury Toaster Strudels are vastly superior. ;)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 31, 2007, 01:54:33 am
I download Temporal Flux just to see how it work, and I can't even figure out how to get the exits working. My god what is wrong with me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on September 18, 2007, 02:12:49 pm
Getting stuck behind people who walk really slow
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on September 18, 2007, 07:42:53 pm
Getting stuck behind people who walk really slow

Tell me about it... Some girl was in my way in front of one of my classrooms, and there was a large crowd. When I stopped to wait for her to move, a guy near her said "Oh, do you want to go through?" to me, started making a mocking 'go right ahead!' gesture and took a bow as if I was royalty. Smug bastard.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 18, 2007, 08:08:26 pm
Ha! I'm a slow walker and I say TO HELL WITH YOUS! I'm walking slow and if you want to get around me, go right ahead, nobody's stopping you. In fact, I'm making it quite easy since I'm walking slowly!

Anyways...

I don't remember what exactly sparked it, but I hate it when people say speaking against the government is "Unamerican". Speaking against your government if you don't approve of it is, in fact, one of the MOST "American" thing there is. Hell, it's basically what the country was founded on. Then again, I think the term "American" is too broad and that the United States needs to call itself something else...but whatever...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on September 18, 2007, 08:34:01 pm
I think I can top all of yours:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33955 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33955)

WHAT THE HELL!?!

I am ashamed to be an Americanight.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 18, 2007, 08:51:32 pm
Pfffft, who cares what G.I. Joe stands for? As long as Snake Eyes is in it all cool like he always is, isn't that enough?

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/6/6f/250px-Snakeeyesposter.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kyronea on September 18, 2007, 08:58:45 pm
I think I can top all of yours:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33955 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33955)

WHAT THE HELL!?!

I am ashamed to be an Americanight.
So a cartoon based on a line of toys changes something.

I fail to see the relevance of this.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on September 19, 2007, 02:49:10 am
I'm walking slow and if you want to get around me, go right ahead, nobody's stopping you. In fact, I'm making it quite easy since I'm walking slowly!

Unless we're stuck. But, if I ever see you and it happens, I'll just barge past you then.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 21, 2007, 08:18:51 pm
Yeah, I'm a slow walker, but I normally make opportunities for people to get around me if need be...

Anyways, I didn't know it until watching the CW's second airing of their fall lineup, but they gave Veronica Mars the axe! WTF!?! It was easily their best, not to mention best written, show! Is it because Kristen Bell's movie career hasn't been that hot? No, it's probably because they gave the show a horrible time slot! Damn it, first ABC with Clerks then FOX with Family Guy (which at least came back a bajillion times) and now this! V_V It sounds like Kristen Bell is the voice of Gossip Girl...but I'll be cold & dead before I sit down & watch that suckfest...DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on September 26, 2007, 03:39:06 pm
I'm getting kinda annoyed with this person always asking me to do shit for him.  Always ends up asking me to make sprites, whcih I don't mind but he's always going.  After this can you do this, then this, and this, don't forget this.  Then he ends it with "Don't we make a great team?" Which I almost exploded at him.  Meh, That's the last time i'll help him with stuff for awhile.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 02, 2007, 08:58:26 pm
Good god I wish the library computers were somehow compartmentalized...not for pornographic reasons or even privacy issues...but good god I hate kids. Why must they stink so bad? WHY!?! The B.O. is so horrible and I'm barely one to talk since it was freakin POURING rain outside so my clothes mostly smell like wet dog...but that's far more pleasant than the pungent aroma of bastard children spending their time on MySpace or playing some goddamn Flash game on Newgrounds...V_V ...Anger...Rising...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on October 11, 2007, 05:15:20 pm
WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE THE NIBS OF PENS STICKING OUT UNNECESSARILY FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME (http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/techchron/2007/05/29/livescribe_pen_600_dpi_ps_1__Fost328x350.JPG)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 13, 2007, 12:52:57 am
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414055/

I thought, "hmm, Cate Blanchett creeps me out, but England's victory over the Spanish armada would be damn awesome to watch."

And then, while reading the reviews, I find out that there is no Francis freaking Drake.

WHAT THE HELL!? Instead there's Raleigh, who didn't even participate in the battle. How could such an elaborate, multimillion-dollar film have such a glaring historical inconsistency? And how could ANY contemporary be cooler than FRANCIS FREAKING DRAKE? He's like the proto-pirate! For crying out loud, the ship he sailed in the battle was named the HMS Revenge!! Replacing Drake with Raleigh = fail.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Silver on October 13, 2007, 10:32:21 am
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414055/

I thought, "hmm, Cate Blanchett creeps me out, but England's victory over the Spanish armada would be damn awesome to watch."

And then, while reading the reviews, I find out that there is no Francis freaking Drake.

WHAT THE HELL!? Instead there's Raleigh, who didn't even participate in the battle. How could such an elaborate, multimillion-dollar film have such a glaring historical inconsistency? And how could ANY contemporary be cooler than FRANCIS FREAKING DRAKE? He's like the proto-pirate! For crying out loud, the ship he sailed in the battle was named the HMS Revenge!! Replacing Drake with Raleigh = fail.

Shit like that is why I stopped going to the movies.  I'd say I'd rather go read a decent science fiction novel, but there hasn't been any of those lately, either....
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on December 04, 2007, 08:48:51 pm
I can't Stop eating any yogurt product. F.Y.I. the pop-tarts I eat are frozen constantly so my hands recive minimal greese, and I have grip controlers, as well as air-flow (yes I'm a lucky ... well.. you know. :lol:) but some one help me with my yogurt addiction, and maybe my courtisy issues. I swear people say I'm too polite for my own good, I agree because I'll apologise for somthing I did not do, or to someone who makes fun of me (very few do that now).
Somthing is really (excuse my typing) Pissing me off, Some (excuse typing again) douche bag who is not a gamer thinks he can beat me at any thing so at a challenge he dose what I expected and chickened out. That guy was full of crap I hope none of you have to deal with someone like this guy. If you do I feel for you :(
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 04, 2007, 10:56:48 pm
My biggest frustration is ALL THE GOD DAMN WIGGERS!  Jesus fucking christ, why do people try to act "gangsta?"  I've had some fucking idiots say to me "Rap ain't your culture yo".  Since when the FUCK was rap ever a culture?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 05, 2007, 12:00:23 am
I dealt with the DMV today. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 05, 2007, 12:01:16 am
I dealt with the DMV today. 'Nuff said.

I feel your pain.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 05, 2007, 09:32:03 am
Ok, pretty childish thing to be pissed off...somewhat.

On Saturday, we got like 3 inches of snow and alot of freezing rain, so the roads were covered in Ice.  Well, the stupid public service dind't do shit about the roads so they stayed that way until yesterday.  Monday, we SHOULD have had a day off.  4 busses were stuck, lots of car accidents, school was on a back-up generator for christs sake.  Not even a 2 hour delay!

Now today, yesterday we got bout 5 inches of snow and we still have ice under the roads cause of the melted snow freezing over night.  We had a scheduled 2 hour delay today but it'd be another thing to have a day off.  They didn't plow streets worth shit so there's like 2-3 inches of snow on the roads still..

This just goes to show that either the people in charge are fucking idiots or they're just not paying attention to what the hell is going on with-in the state.

Then again, a school bout 30 miles out from us got the day off.  They always get a day off if there's a fucking flake of snow..
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on December 05, 2007, 11:43:58 am
...why do people try to act "gangsta?"  I've had some fucking idiots say to me "Rap ain't your culture yo".  Since when the FUCK was rap ever a culture?

By any chance would these be the same sort of people like to sip their Jamba and Juice (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/08/03)?

But really, culture is the only way rap does sell (lord knows it isn't on musical merit). A rap album by Stephen Hawking wouldn't sell, he isn't "in the culture." A rap album by M.C. Hawking (http://www.buyswag.com/brashmusic/product.aspx?id=554), however, might.

Now if you want to talk about frustrating, then you need to talk about Texas drivers. No where else in the country have I ever seen someone stop and backup on a freeway when they miss their exit.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 05, 2007, 06:17:46 pm
They talk exactly like that...makes me want to rip out their vocal cords and stomp on them.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on December 05, 2007, 06:55:10 pm
My biggest frustration is ALL THE GOD DAMN WIGGERS!  Jesus fucking christ, why do people try to act "gangsta?"  I've had some fucking idiots say to me "Rap ain't your culture yo".  Since when the FUCK was rap ever a culture?

One of the reasons I consider Idiocracy a documentary not a comedy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 05, 2007, 07:08:30 pm
Oh, we'll all die out before anything like that actually happens.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 16, 2007, 09:58:08 pm
I JUST GOT ATTACKED BY MY BED! Ugh! We went almost the ENTIRE day without heat, so I was wearing...
-A T-Shirt
-Flannel PJ Pants
-My mother's fuzzy slipper socks
-My Happy Feet (worn because my brother, with his talons of toenails, would steal them OFF MY FEET)
-My bathrobe
And, for half the day, -Gloves

On top of this, our stupid bitch of a landlady raised our rent $100 because my sis and I, who were involved in foster care for a good 5 years, moved in about a year ago! I bet she decided to do that because we called the board of health on them for NOT FUCKING FIXING OUR STOVE! We went the WHOLE SUMMER without that stove, making do with our toaster oven! UGH!

On top of ALL THIS, I am getting bloody EYE SURGERY this Friday! OI! So I can't get sick or pick at anything (skin infection) and MY METAL BED JUST ATTACKED ME AND I AM BLEEDING!!! How am I supposed to not get sick from this?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!

... that felt good...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 16, 2007, 10:15:59 pm
Eye surgery, ouch. I can identify with skin stuff; I get itchy in the winter and it's a real frustration.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on December 17, 2007, 04:20:40 am
Ah the joys of eczema and daily moisturising.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 17, 2007, 08:30:00 pm
Eye surgery, ouch. I can identify with skin stuff; I get itchy in the winter and it's a real frustration.
Strange, I feel that I'm one of the few who don't get itchy in the winter. I do, however, get horrid stomach bugs. That's somehow worse. Personally, I'd rather deal with the fact that I'm like a piece of bread with a light coating of butter left on a hot metal pan for too long.

... in other words, I'm very fair skinned and burn VERY easily.

But, yeah, eye surgery, best friend being a pseudo-emo bitch ("I cut myself! Oh, random boy I decided I like! Wah! WAH! We're not friends anymore and I'm gonna be absent when you said to give back your book! WAH!!!") being too damn annoying to handle ("My good red-haired friend, if she doesn't show up with that book Wednesday, you have my permission to PUNCH HER IN THE FACE." GRHF: "AWESOME! An excuse to punch that bitch in the face!"), AND bloody eye surgery. Fun.

AND we still have to put up our tree.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 17, 2007, 08:42:07 pm
I had a second-degree sunburn on both my shoulders. That was the week from hell. I'm getting a small sample analyzed just, just in case there might be residual cell damage.

What's being done to your eye?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 17, 2007, 08:51:01 pm
What's being done to your eye?
It's kinda hard to explain...

My eyes sometimes go straight ahead. But if I switch my focus into one eye, the eye that I'm not using wanders off to the side. It does it on both sides and shnap, my fish sticks fell into my mustard. ... fudge. ... Anywho! It does it on both sides and it scares people. What my ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is gonna do is tighten the muscles on the insides of my eyes. I had something similar done 10 years ago when I was 5. They loosened the muscles on the outside. (they aren't doing that again because they operated as much as they could there)

... I just forgot...

I DO NOT LIKE HADDOCK! Makes me kinda sick... oh, well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 17, 2007, 10:11:14 pm
I guessed that'd be exotropia? Well, good luck. I hope it's painless and successful.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 18, 2007, 05:34:11 pm
Thank you, and happy holidays! I like my hat... fuzzy...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kara Kazeneko on December 19, 2007, 02:49:33 am
My current frustration: Having issues with my heart, and being too fucking poor to be able to even try to do anything about it. Oh, and having a weird thing happen with my arm the other day (feeling like it's asleep and kind of hurting, and my ring finger & pinky were numb), that my dad says might be a sign of having diabetes... utterly depressing.

Do you realize how sad it is, that I wish to win the lottery... just so that I could take care of myself? *sigh*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 19, 2007, 02:51:44 am
I've got a couple stitches on a cut. First time. This foreign matter really feels weird and stings right now.

Do you have an arrhythmic pulse?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kara Kazeneko on December 19, 2007, 03:57:22 am
I have instances where it feels like my heart is doing 'flip-flops' inside of me (like it's whirling around or trying to whack against my ribs), and sometimes it even makes me gasp for air. It's especially unpleasant if I'm lying in bed. Also, it happens to me at work sometimes and that really makes it hard to do my job (BK cashier). Then there's the days that I get unpleasant aches in my chest, and I feel like I'm not getting enough air (which isn't true, but it sure is a weird sensation). That is often accompanied by my left hand falling asleep & turning red (which sucks if I'm at work... I use that hand for taking people's orders).

The thing that happened to my arm was surprising, because it was my right arm/hand that felt tingly. Very odd, and all the more to make me scared that something is really wrong. I'm at the point that if this isn't heart-related, then my dad might be correct in thinking that I might be on the edge of getting diabetes...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 20, 2007, 02:02:06 am
So you can't get anyone to look at you for the time being?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kara Kazeneko on December 20, 2007, 04:13:49 am
Hell no... cuz it would cost me money just to do that. And I'm broke.

(even if I were to try and use money from my next paycheck for it, I really can't afford it with how poor I am)

Jeez... it's times like this that I hate having a crappy job even more (I'm a cashier at BK).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 22, 2007, 08:42:01 am
Well, the surgery was yesterday. My eyes HURT LIKE HELL. The part of my eyes closest to my nose are red, and it looks like when my eyes water (which they like to do a lot) I'm frickin' crying BLOOD!!!

My doctor said I'd be out of the hospital around noon maybe.

I came out of pedi around 5 o'clock. My first AND ONLY meal yesterday was four waffles. I was STARVING... and I still feel like that... but I can see.... and we're gonna go down to a mall to finish shopping.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: MsBlack on December 22, 2007, 10:54:03 pm
On a lighter note... don't'ya just hate it when you can't get all the melon off a slice of melon because then you'd have to eat it perpendicular to your mouth?

(http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/753/276047.JPG)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 23, 2007, 10:00:39 am
On a lighter note... don't'ya just hate it when you can't get all the melon off a slice of melon because then you'd have to eat it perpendicular to your mouth?

(http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/753/276047.JPG)
That's actually kinda fun for me. But I'm a freak, so...
On a side note, orange juice hurts my eyes. As well as antibacterial cream.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 23, 2007, 08:09:07 pm
You know what I hate? When little fucking spammers make an insult to someone and then lock the fucking topic so they don't have to take any backlash.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on December 23, 2007, 08:17:55 pm
i hate how theres no law that says children cant use the internet.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 23, 2007, 09:08:54 pm
If that was a law, I think you'd be gone =]
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on December 23, 2007, 09:14:19 pm
If that was a law, I think you'd be gone =]
except that im 19, your right.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 23, 2007, 09:14:57 pm
There's no way in hell your 19.  You act like a 12 year old who just barely hit maturity..
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 23, 2007, 09:15:57 pm
Stop, everyone! For the love of all that is decent!

@Justin: Check the "you-know-what" thread and see what you think of the revision.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 23, 2007, 09:19:57 pm
I did =P  Found it funny ^^
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on December 23, 2007, 09:22:04 pm
There's no way in hell your 19.  You act like a 12 year old who just barely hit maturity..
I'm 19. nothing you say can change that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 23, 2007, 09:27:28 pm
There's no way in hell your 19.  You act like a 12 year old who just barely hit maturity..
I'm 19. nothing you say can change that.
Just because you're a certain age doesn't mean you act like one.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Sora on December 23, 2007, 09:29:06 pm
There's no way in hell your 19.  You act like a 12 year old who just barely hit maturity..
I'm 19. nothing you say can change that.
Just because you're a certain age doesn't mean you act like one.
Eh? when did i say i acted 19? o.O lol
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 23, 2007, 09:41:27 pm
...Touché
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 23, 2007, 09:42:30 pm
ouch, I think that's more of an insult to him though
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 26, 2007, 05:41:17 pm
Wow, that thread was great because of ZeaLitY's posts...I thought he could lock threads too though, wtf? Love the Ramsus summoning though. If ever there's a Compendium ROM hack of some kind (ala the Something Aweful FFVI ROM hack), he should totally be a Summon...:P

Uh, anyways...I hate holidays with gifts because I don't get anyone anything and I don't get anything in return and it all just turns into another day only everything's closed.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 28, 2007, 11:28:02 am
Uh, anyways...I hate holidays with gifts because I don't get anyone anything and I don't get anything in return and it all just turns into another day only everything's closed.
Why don't you get anyone anything? That's kinda Scroogish.

You know what REALLY sucks?

When your left thumb gets a cut right on the side and it gets infected. That really sucks because I use the side of my left thumb for my spacebar finger. (the typing program I used said you should use both thumbs, but I never got the hang of that) So almost every time I type a space, it hurts.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 29, 2007, 12:41:15 am
Not everyone has money to afford gifts for other people.  I feel guilty every Christmas because people get me stuff and I have no way of getting them stuff in return.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 29, 2007, 02:26:10 pm
Uh, anyways...I hate holidays with gifts because I don't get anyone anything and I don't get anything in return and it all just turns into another day only everything's closed.
Why don't you get anyone anything? That's kinda Scroogish.

Not everyone has money to afford gifts for other people.  I feel guilty every Christmas because people get me stuff and I have no way of getting them stuff in return.

Ta-da! A quote to answer a quote!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Blackcaped_imp on January 01, 2008, 03:51:43 pm
V is getting Godlike powers.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 01, 2008, 08:23:57 pm
I can't find the bloody 'make a poll' button. That's angrifying. ... actually, I did find it. It was in plain sight...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 24, 2008, 03:38:29 pm
Thread Zombie! OH NOES!!!

Anywho.

My friend at school asked me for a music file (A Cruel Angel's Thesis, sung by the girls from Evangelion), so I put the song as well as Time's Scar and a bunch of pictures in a folder on my flashdrive. At lunch today, I then gave him the flashdrive (he let me borrow his NewType magazine to show my sis [IT HAD KAMUI AND SUBARU IN IT] in return) and we went to our next class.

When I got home, my sister revealed to me that last night, while I was asleep, she had taken my flashdrive and used it to bring some of my brother's files over to his new computer. She then accidentally deleted my folder with MY stuff in it. Needless to say, I'm kinda pissed about it. But since she's under the weather... as long as she gives back the NewType magazine, I fear my friend will KILL me if that thing is ruined!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on February 07, 2008, 04:28:46 am
This isn't a true frustration but it just pains me that typing "Kitty Pryde" in to google image  then tries to spell check me Ellen Page.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 07, 2008, 09:10:13 am
*tries "Kitty Pryde" search*

What? No it doesn't! Who the hell is that anyways? It sounds familiar...

*Googles Ellen Page*

Oh, the chick from Juno...Well, she DID play Kitty in that horrible X3 movie...

As for my own frustration...Stupid Aeris Dies...You and your lame bandwidth! V_V So many pix...If you're unfamiliar w/the site, it's a hentai & doujin site.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on February 08, 2008, 11:17:26 pm
... I was kinda happy when the girl died...

... but hentai equals ick and I have NO CLUE (nor do I WANT to know) what doujin is.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 08, 2008, 11:38:27 pm
No, Aeris Dies is a site...She didn't die quick enough in FFVII...and she should have brought Clod & the Yuffster with her...but w/e...doujin is just unofficial fan-made manga. As such, a large portion of it is usually hentai.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on February 08, 2008, 11:49:14 pm
No, Aeris Dies is a site...She didn't die quick enough in FFVII...and she should have brought Clod & the Yuffster with her...but w/e...doujin is just unofficial fan-made manga. As such, a large portion of it is usually hentai.

And what was up with that loli purge? Nothing seemed to have been removed.

On a frustration note, WTF!? I just fucking read Oh! My Dog! and that has to be the sickest piece of trash ever!

Next to 2 girls 1 cup of course.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on February 09, 2008, 12:28:09 am
Thank god for not reading/watching any of those.

Onto the frustration note, I hate it when you really like someone that your extremely close with...but you never nothing can ever happen.  Fuck Valentine's Day
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on February 09, 2008, 12:33:34 am
I hate it worse when you like someone, and they like you too, but they like someone even more.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on February 09, 2008, 12:40:51 am
No, Aeris Dies is a site...She didn't die quick enough in FFVII...and she should have brought Clod & the Yuffster with her...but w/e...doujin is just unofficial fan-made manga. As such, a large portion of it is usually hentai.
Well, if she brought Cloud with her, Tifa would angst for the rest of the game. And, eventually, Vincent would shoot her.
But, yes, Yuffie = evil.

I think my sis has a cute little picture from a doujin... it's like a little Chibi Vincent thing that flies around and drives everybody nutty. Nutty as a good ol' cup of Nutella cocoa (cocoa with hazelnut stuff in it).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 09, 2008, 02:23:21 am
Well, if she brought Cloud with her, Tifa would angst for the rest of the game. And, eventually, Vincent would shoot her.

Well that sounds almost perfect!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on February 09, 2008, 01:45:41 pm
Well, if she brought Cloud with her, Tifa would angst for the rest of the game. And, eventually, Vincent would shoot her.

Well that sounds almost perfect!
Almost because, if Vincent shot Tifa, Barret would shoot Vincent and then I'd kill Square, even more than I plan to.

Also! It bugs me to NO END when your media player hates your guts. Listen, Windows! Compie didn't like you, so I had to use iTunes! IT WAS A NECESSARY EVIL!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on February 09, 2008, 01:59:37 pm
Aw, like Vincent couldn't survive a little case of getting shot...

and, yeah, I use Media Player Classic (at least for videos anyways)...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on February 09, 2008, 02:04:38 pm
Aw, like Vincent couldn't survive a little case of getting shot...

and, yeah, I use Media Player Classic (at least for videos anyways)...
Mouse (The Amazing Graphic Compie) got a virus, once, and since my sis had to wipe the hard drive, he's slow as all hell. It's a pain to open up the media player, let alone use it. I'm watching the Task Manager and one second it says, 'Running' the next, it says, 'Not Responding'. Back... and forth... and back... and forth... like swings!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on February 10, 2008, 07:16:26 pm
VLC media player is top notch, if anyone is interested.  Plays just about anything, from my experience.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on February 10, 2008, 08:34:42 pm
I second Placidchap's testimony regarding VLC Media Player. It's free too!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on February 10, 2008, 09:16:48 pm
VLC is definitely pretty handy and its one of the *few* players that support flash video playback (flv). 
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on February 11, 2008, 02:58:19 pm
I hate that every freaking school had the day off today because it was like -20 outside, but us college folk, who walk outside between classes, still have to go.

I know it's college, and we are adults, but it still frustrates me when my sister is gloating in my face lol.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on February 11, 2008, 03:14:19 pm
Being an adult and being in College/University means you do not have to go if you do not want to, unless there is a test or assignment due.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on February 11, 2008, 03:49:21 pm
Being an adult and being in College/University means you do not have to go if you do not want to, unless there is a test or assignment due.

Pish posh; being a child and being in college means that you do not have to go to class if you do not want to. Being an adult and being in college means you do what you must, even when you don't want to (and even if you’re the only one forcing yourself).

Of course, those are rather metaphorical definitions of such words.

Now what is annoying (for Americans) is when your college doesn't get President's Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, or anything else of the sort off... but it does take Cesar Chavez day off. I know a holiday is a holiday, but Whisky Tango Foxtrot? How is Cesar Chavez more important than ol Honest Ab, George Washington, or a religious holiday?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on February 11, 2008, 04:33:02 pm
You can easily study at home.  A 'child' in this context is usually does not have a choice in the matter, where as when one becomes an 'adult', you have the choice of going or not.  For college classes, it really depends on the class and the professor.  Some teach straight from the book, with nothing extra added to the cirrculum.  In this case, it depends on if you prefer to hear the professor speak or read on your own time.  If the professor includes participation and/or custom lecture notes only available if you come to class, then it is probably in your best interest to go, assuming there is nothing more important that needs to be done.  Even if you do not go to the latter class, it does not necessarily mean you are 'childish'.  You can copy the notes from someone else and/or you can study on your own and try your best.  It is more about responsibility than 'doing' or 'not doing'.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on February 11, 2008, 05:52:23 pm
Sheesh didn't mean to start a debate on what defines a college student lol.

I see validity in both points being made. But it is, more often than naught, a good idea to go to class.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on February 12, 2008, 02:06:48 am
VLC is definitely pretty handy and its one of the *few* players that support flash video playback (flv). 
MPC can too.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on February 12, 2008, 08:44:50 pm
My Senior year thus far is really annoying. For one I'm actually tired and have been falling on my bed intantly going to sleep without even getting in it. I'm usually asleep for over twelve hours dayly now, so I'm running out of space to do home work and struggling to keep my grade above 80%! Also I have a friend who hugs Me (yes they are a girl) and says that its fun to do so because my face goes compleatly red and complains when Another friend and myself poke her sides to get her to sqeak! It's really amusing to do. So I guess besides the lack of sleep thus far my life's going good.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on March 02, 2008, 10:05:41 pm
How many times have I made this a zombie? Too many.

My sis and I were getting ready to buy posters and stuff. She agreed to get some CT/CC stuff that she could stand, so we looked. We found none. Our searches yielded... nothing. No posters, very little other stuff... what got me was that there were no plushies. Seriously. A Magus plushie would complete my ultimate fangirlishness. Just what I need, a blue haired mage with a scythe sitting on my dresser/bed/closet. As if we aren't fangirl enough... we have Kamui from X, Rei from Eva, Jack Sparrow, Ed from Full Metal Alchemist, Syaoran, Fai, and Kurugane from Tsubasa Chronicles, Yuna from FFX-2, and a GIANT wallscroll of Tifa from FF7 Advent Children. There WAS gonna be a Squall from FF8, but he got canceled.

... I should sleep now...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Patchy on March 03, 2008, 01:49:24 am
A) Midterms.
B) Essays.
C) Finals.
D) All of the above.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 03, 2008, 11:06:21 am
Students and/or student papers.

Seriously, when an “essay” (250 words?! That’s a paragraph, not an essay) starts out with "what us[sic] history" you know something is royally messed up.

You might as well just write, "if it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 03, 2008, 12:01:13 pm
That's funny...I was just talking to a friend about Lewis Black (and how he kinda looks like Al Franken...or vice versa).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on March 03, 2008, 09:22:31 pm
My alt key is missing, and the"c" key is loose and falls of.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on March 04, 2008, 02:43:26 am
I only use my alt key for ctrl, alt, delete.

What other amazing :shock: things can it do?!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 04, 2008, 08:14:36 am
I only use my alt key for ctrl, alt, delete.

What other amazing :shock: things can it do?!

It works wonders at work!  If I am typing something and I have to hit "Ok" on the top, I can just quickly hit Alt+O, and it "presses" Ok for me.  8).  So in other words, if you are too lazy to move your arms from the keyboard or it is quicker to hit the alt shortcuts....then Alt is sexy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on March 04, 2008, 11:22:22 am
I only use my alt key for ctrl, alt, delete.

What other amazing :shock: things can it do?!

If you're honestly wondering:
These are some that I use reguraly>
>>Alt+F4 close current window
>>Alt+Tab Switch between active windows - Very useful when your computer locks up
>>Alt+F6 Switches between active windows within a given program
>>Alt+Space Opens the system menu (Restore, move, size, ...)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 04, 2008, 11:41:53 am
Let's not forget alt codes!

We get such cool letters as Ash (æ), Thorn (þ), pi (¶), and the copyright sign (©) by using Alt Codes.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 04, 2008, 02:30:45 pm
Don't screen captures use the Alt button? Isn't it Alt+Fn+Prnt Scrn?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on March 04, 2008, 03:39:43 pm
Just print screen captures the screen.

I'm not really frustrated more or less just pissed off to hell.  My friend is on the D and F list in school so now he has an assigned seat in Study Hall.  If you try sitting next to him, the troll (yes troll) fucking snaps and bitches at you.  He's the only person in this god forsaken class/school that I can really talk to about anything and now I can't do that during school and I can hardly do that after school.  I'm about ready to fucking explode and go on a mass murder with a pair of scissors if I have to...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 04, 2008, 05:20:42 pm
Well, yeah, but my Prnt Scren button is on my F11...so you can't just hit that to screen capture...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on March 04, 2008, 05:29:40 pm
Well, yeah, but my Prnt Scren button is on my F11...so you can't just hit that to screen capture...>_>
Laptop, huh... that explains the aforementioned Fn button.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Glennleo on March 04, 2008, 05:43:26 pm
Didn't mean to turn this topic into an alt key discussion.  :lol:

Was being semi-sarcastic, but those features are nice to know and get a refresher on.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 06, 2008, 02:20:09 pm
If it wasn't so hilarious, it would be frustrating.

Apparently Democrats want voting "do over" in Florida (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080306/ap_on_el_pr/primary_scramble)

Apparently this time they aren't even waiting for the national election
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 06, 2008, 03:40:44 pm
oh goodness...  don't get me started...  don't EVEN get me started.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 06, 2008, 04:08:13 pm
The governor of Florida isn't smudging the numbers again in favour of those Republicans again, is he?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 06, 2008, 04:42:53 pm
dear politicians,

please waste our money.

love, the general public
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 07, 2008, 10:29:38 am
To be fair, it isn't the fault of the average registered-Democrat voter in Florida that their party decided to hold their primary so early that the national Democratic organization was forced to disqualify it. I can understand that they'd want their votes to still count (especially given that a single state could actually determine if Obama or Clinton gets the nod).

Still, there is something hilarious and depressing in seeing Florida making the news again on the matter of recounts.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 07, 2008, 02:27:38 pm
Yeah, wtf was up w/them doing that all early anyways? Why couldn't anyone stop them or w/e?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on March 07, 2008, 08:03:50 pm
Hey, when I zombiefied this thread, it's staying a zombie! Yay!

Um... something that bugs me... uh... um... can't... think of... any--WAIT! I got it! I can't find an appropriate top for my costume for a musical! ... what? I'm a pseudo-dramy*. I love doing musicals!

*dramy: noun. a person with an obsession with theatrical productions. tends to be quite scary.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 07, 2008, 08:17:51 pm
Tops are overrated.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on March 07, 2008, 08:52:57 pm
I totally agree...wait shirts or the spinning things?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on March 07, 2008, 09:04:20 pm
Tops are overrated.
Yes, Translanka, I'm going to go up on stage and run around without a shirt on. Do you WANT me to commit... WTF?! Just went from one remix of the FF7 boss music to another!! *skip* Better. Anyway. Do you WANT me to commit suicide?!

And, yes, I'd need a spinny top for a costume. A SHIRT, silly!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on March 07, 2008, 09:35:01 pm
Quote from: Boo the Gentleman
i'm talking about additional layers of reality that are difficult for our three-dimensional minds to comprehend.
This has alway felt like such an argent and cop-out answer.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 08, 2008, 02:31:45 am
(http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/5227/topmanvl1.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on March 10, 2008, 11:22:13 pm
sigh, time to vent out all my frustration. I'm not going to use real names except for Morgan, because he's a fucking jackass.

A month or so ago, there was this girl, Sally who was doing a play with me. It was raining, so I offered her a ride in my car. Long story short, we fucked. In my car.

Not so bad.

Sally later stops doing the play and we go on to a contest. This other girl, Nikki, and I talked for a while during the contest, and next thing I know, we go fuck at her house after the final performance.

This really should go in the happy thread, shouldn't it?

Anyways, I finally fall for this other girl, Lisa. We like each other, but she likes this other guy more. She also still talks to her ex, Morgan, a womanizing fat sack of shit, who has mentally, and most likely physically, abused her.

Here comes the frustration...

Sally, really likes my friend Sam. So she doesn't want to go out with me.

Nikki, and my friend Andrew are on a on again, off again relationship. Sad thing is, I left my pants at her place. Now he knows and isn't too happy about it.

And Lisa has now decided to go back out with Morgan. Who is also going out with a friend of mine as well. Let me just say, she is pissed off as well.

I feel like a lonely idiot.

There I have vented.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: cupn00dles on March 11, 2008, 12:26:30 am
Goddamn noobtoober spawnkilling martyrdom airstrike spamming bitches. I hate Wet Work. Seriously.

Also, how can an awesome game such as Crysis have such a shameful multiplayer?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 11, 2008, 12:46:22 am
Don't worry about it.  Plenty of women in this world.  And plenty of guys to have as friends.  If you are in high school, you won't see most of them ever again.  Every year that goes by, you forget about more and more.  And every year that goes by, you meet more and more.  At least you got some nookie out of it.  Feel bad for those who are lonely, with no fun, as you are having.

edit: FPS (e.g. Crysis) are crap.  Especially those that have the shiny new graphics and nothing else.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 11, 2008, 06:32:30 am
sigh, time to vent out all my frustration. I'm not going to use real names except for Morgan, because he's a fucking jackass.

A month or so ago, there was this girl, Sally who was doing a play with me. It was raining, so I offered her a ride in my car. Long story short, we fucked. In my car.

Not so bad.

Sally later stops doing the play and we go on to a contest. This other girl, Nikki, and I talked for a while during the contest, and next thing I know, we go fuck at her house after the final performance.

This really should go in the happy thread, shouldn't it?

Anyways, I finally fall for this other girl, Lisa. We like each other, but she likes this other guy more. She also still talks to her ex, Morgan, a womanizing fat sack of shit, who has mentally, and most likely physically, abused her.

Here comes the frustration...

Sally, really likes my friend Sam. So she doesn't want to go out with me.

Nikki, and my friend Andrew are on a on again, off again relationship. Sad thing is, I left my pants at her place. Now he knows and isn't too happy about it.

And Lisa has now decided to go back out with Morgan. Who is also going out with a friend of mine as well. Let me just say, she is pissed off as well.

I feel like a lonely idiot.

There I have vented.

I smell crappy FOX teen drama! :P
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 11, 2008, 11:04:53 am
Well, they do say that you don't need pants for the victory dance...

I have a saying that seems to fit this situation: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and the world laughs at you.

But as for frustration: oil prices have now more than doubled in the last 6ish years. Apparently oil producers/companies have finaly realized that they can raise their prices without actual cause (the American economy is doing better? Lets raise oil prices to take advantage of it! The American economy is doing worse? Well we'll have to raise oil prices to make up for the loss!) In a few more months the price of gas will exceed the price of a college education, it seems.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 11, 2008, 11:14:44 am
Better buy a sturdy bike.  Maybe when it is $4/litre someone will decide to get serious about an alternative energy source.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: cupn00dles on March 11, 2008, 11:19:10 am
edit: FPS (e.g. Crysis) are crap.  Especially those that have the shiny new graphics and nothing else.

Shiny new graphics, shiny new physics, shiny new AI, but crappy multiplayer =[
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 11, 2008, 11:27:36 am
Better buy a sturdy bike.  Maybe when it is $4/litre someone will decide to get serious about an alternative energy source.

Actually, people have been getting serious(er) about moving away from an oil-based economy. Hybrid cars, for example (generally considered a comfortable medium with which to help ween the economy off oil) have actually seen real use in the last 10 years. Before that, with cheap gas, hybrids were a joke and electric cars a fad. Now, hybrids are a status symbol (even though the extra cost of the car itself wont save most people money in the long run). But the gripe wasn't about gas prices and their ultimate beneficial effects, just the transparent practices of oil companies. I've said it before and I'll say it again, they fargin', sneeky bastidges.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 11, 2008, 04:14:29 pm
american oil prices are finally catching up with the rest of the world.  in europe gas is twice what it is here.  it was just a matter of time until the ball got rolling...  and it's been moving for well over a year now (gradually, of course).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 12, 2008, 12:58:58 pm
M.D.'s
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 12, 2008, 01:28:00 pm
sigh, time to vent out all my frustration. I'm not going to use real names except for Morgan, because he's a fucking jackass.

A month or so ago, there was this girl, Sally who was doing a play with me. It was raining, so I offered her a ride in my car. Long story short, we fucked. In my car.

Not so bad.

Sally later stops doing the play and we go on to a contest. This other girl, Nikki, and I talked for a while during the contest, and next thing I know, we go fuck at her house after the final performance.

This really should go in the happy thread, shouldn't it?

Anyways, I finally fall for this other girl, Lisa. We like each other, but she likes this other guy more. She also still talks to her ex, Morgan, a womanizing fat sack of shit, who has mentally, and most likely physically, abused her.

Here comes the frustration...

Sally, really likes my friend Sam. So she doesn't want to go out with me.

Nikki, and my friend Andrew are on a on again, off again relationship. Sad thing is, I left my pants at her place. Now he knows and isn't too happy about it.

And Lisa has now decided to go back out with Morgan. Who is also going out with a friend of mine as well. Let me just say, she is pissed off as well.

I feel like a lonely idiot.

There I have vented.

Since when is fucking grounds to have a serious relationship on anyway? Do you know these people deeply? It sounds like Lisa is the only one you seriously care about or wish to get to know better. As long as it's like that, no matter how much sex you have with other people, it will only be totally empty in the end (unless you're too shallow to realize it, like most people are). Lisa may still talk to Morgan because she needs a friend and right now she has no viable alternative. Give her someone to talk to (IF you do think you can come to be interested in her on the same level). There is no way of telling what Lisa really feels, and that is a good thing for you, because maybe you have a chance.

So there is one thing left to do here.

(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/Zell2.png)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 12, 2008, 03:18:39 pm
Wow, situations like this are why I've come to prefer Hex over Sex.

If it's any consolation nightmare, I'd say you're still better off than Elliot Spitzer.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 12, 2008, 03:32:04 pm
you didn't contract an STD did you?  1 in 4 people in the world have an STD.  that's what i read, yup.  i did, i did.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 12, 2008, 04:08:30 pm
Yeah, but most of those ones are in Africa...lol.

EDIT: Hm...I guess that's not really all that funny...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 12, 2008, 05:48:24 pm
Amor vincit omnia. Remember that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 12, 2008, 06:20:57 pm
l.c.a. indeed
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 13, 2008, 03:55:31 am
you didn't contract an STD did you?  1 in 4 people in the world have an STD.  that's what i read, yup.  i did, i did.

You read that 1 in 4 American teenage girls has an STD. At least, that's what I read.

Quote from: FaustWolf
Wow, situations like this are why I've come to prefer Hex over Sex.

You'd rather put a curse on someone than have sex?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 13, 2008, 04:01:19 am
Well, hey, look at it this way RD -- I've never heard of Hexually transmitted diseases at least. Or Hex scandals, for that matter. If Eliot Spitzer were a closet videogame hacker, he wouldn't have lost his job/family/everything. He wouldn't have time for anything else but his job and Hex.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 13, 2008, 08:11:14 am
Actually, with the kind of lowbrow hacks that are out there he might be in worse trouble...! Hello Super Hitler Bros?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 13, 2008, 11:12:52 am
Besides, one can get fired for dubious computer related modifications (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-sumrow_11met.ART.State.Edition1.466c73e.html). Though, to be fair, such is rather hilarious. (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/03/12)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 13, 2008, 11:34:56 am
you didn't contract an STD did you?  1 in 4 people in the world have an STD.  that's what i read, yup.  i did, i did.

You read that 1 in 4 American teenage girls has an STD. At least, that's what I read.

Quote from: FaustWolf
Wow, situations like this are why I've come to prefer Hex over Sex.

You'd rather put a curse on someone than have sex?

If 1 in 4 girls have one, then boys are not far behind, if not ahead.
and
He was talking Hex editing.  Unless you were being sarcastic.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 13, 2008, 11:55:58 am
Yeah, RD was just having some fun with double meanings I think.

@V: I looked it up, and sure enough, Super Hitler Bros. exists. What bothers me more is that it's from the makers of Holocaust Tycoon. Are Neo-Nazis using videogames to further their horrible agenda? Sounds like a plot one would find in ... a videogame.

@Thought: Ha! I'm rather taken aback by the fact that this guy is under fire partially because he had a list of videogame cheatcodes on his computer. However, this is proof that one should never look for HEX on a work computer.

Okay, okay, I'll stop already. But not before I do this:

No matter what a hacker tells you
There's no hex in the Champagne Room.. NONE!
Oh, there's champagne in the Champagne Room
But you don't want champagne.. you want hex,
And there's NO hex.. in the Champagne Room.

For some reason, modifying Chris Rock's famous joke in this way makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :P
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 13, 2008, 12:47:38 pm
Super Monkey RPG seems humourus, at least to me.  I am going to try that one out soon.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 14, 2008, 05:08:25 am
Well, hey, look at it this way RD -- I've never heard of Hexually transmitted diseases at least.

Your computer would likely disagree.

Or Hex scandals, for that matter.

Hot Coffee comes to mind.

If Eliot Spitzer were a closet videogame hacker, he wouldn't have lost his job/family/everything. He wouldn't have time for anything else but his job and Hex.

He also wouldn't have had the wife and kids in the first place, since finding a wife involves leaving the basement. If anything, he'd have been caught up in the prostitution ring even sooner!


And yes, to those that didn't get it, I'm having some fun with word play.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 14, 2008, 05:57:09 am
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I remember seeing the ROM for Super Hitler Bros a long time ago when I was looking through NES ROMs...Here's Super KKK Bros (http://www.i-mockery.com/romhacks/superkkkbros/) & other horrible, very badly made ROM hacks (http://www.i-mockery.com/romhacks/). I-Mockery rulz.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 14, 2008, 04:41:49 pm
And yes, to those that didn't get it, I'm having some fun with word play.

Can never tell these days.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 15, 2008, 03:24:56 pm
Well, hey, look at it this way RD -- I've never heard of Hexually transmitted diseases at least.

Your computer would likely disagree.

Or Hex scandals, for that matter.

Hot Coffee comes to mind.

If Eliot Spitzer were a closet videogame hacker, he wouldn't have lost his job/family/everything. He wouldn't have time for anything else but his job and Hex.

He also wouldn't have had the wife and kids in the first place, since finding a wife involves leaving the basement. If anything, he'd have been caught up in the prostitution ring even sooner!

Touche on the first two points, RD. But in my opinion, it is possible to lead a normal life while secretly being a Hexworker; the typical view of game hackers as living in dungeon-like basements is a damaging misconception. I can't claim to speak on behalf of all videogame hackers, but my Hexlife has boosted my confidence and self-esteem in the real world. Hex is a legitimate art form. And I will never need Cialis to keep it going well into my 80s. Uh, just Cygnus Hex editor. And a computer. And numerous emulators. And...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on March 16, 2008, 08:04:40 pm
Worst possible day ever.

Parents never woke me up in the morning so I wasn't able to hang out with a friend (My alarm clock failed to go off even though it was set to 8...).  Since that happened, I wasn't able to eat breakfast becasue I woke up at 10:30.  Which = crank.  Tried working on stuff which failed because my comp was being fucking retarded, then I'm trying to work on something else and my friend started whining to me about his problems.  I had my name set to "Don't talk to me about your problems, better yet don't talk at all" and obviously people are blind and/or illiterate as fuck.  I told him to read my name, he fucking flips out because "Oh you should lsiten to me blah blah blah my life sucks my problems are so much worse then yours".  I can never geta  fucking break from anyone.  Just no one will leave me alone.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 16, 2008, 08:12:12 pm
Look at it this way justin -- if everyone is hogging your attention, it means you're popular! :)

Maybe you could put "listening to people's problems" on your resume as a volunteer community service?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 17, 2008, 03:05:10 am
...I wasn't able to eat breakfast becasue I woke up at 10:30.  Which = crank.

Just because you don't get to eat in the morning, that doesn't mean you should turn to drugs!

(http://www.jumperlumps.com/elements/1/images/products/THUMBNAIL/683/hugs-not-drugs.gif)

;)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on March 17, 2008, 08:32:51 am
...I wasn't able to eat breakfast becasue I woke up at 10:30.  Which = crank.

Just because you don't get to eat in the morning, that doesn't mean you should turn to drugs!

Crank, not crack.  8)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 17, 2008, 04:50:54 pm
crunk?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 17, 2008, 08:34:33 pm
Uh, I'm pretty sure crank is still a drug...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 17, 2008, 08:51:03 pm
V is correct:

Quote
What is crank?
"Crank" is a smelly, yellow form of "meth" that is usually snorted. Crank is usually the cheapest form of the drug.

That's from http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/drugs/crystalmeth.html

Meh, I'll take a good Heineken over that stuff any day. It's probably cheaper. Remember kids, don't do drugs -- drink!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on March 17, 2008, 09:02:55 pm
Everyone knows drunken hugs are some of the best...unless they're the dreaded naked drunken hugs...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 17, 2008, 09:45:45 pm
(http://www.bleachportal.net/fanart/artwork/1151965338_Ulquiorra.JPG)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on March 17, 2008, 09:47:06 pm
Ulquiorra frustrates you?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 17, 2008, 09:50:04 pm
Nah, just wanted to interject him out of nowhere in surreal fashion. I just got his Collection, and his songs are awesome.

Quote
Crush the world down:

Romaji

Juujun na koudou de fumikon da sekai
Hedo ga deru hodo no gomi no nioi
Ore ga haki chirasu iki saemo kowakute tamaranairashii obiyaeteru

Juubun na kekuritsu de horobi sou na sekai
Usui tamashii ga ugomeiteru
Toriaezu korosu ki ni saemo sasete wa kurenairashii obiyaeteru

Aterareta shinkei ga tansasuru gushatachi
Sono subete kurui mo naku kiroku suru made no koto

Chirijiri to chiri wo dashi kishimu hakai subeki mono wa
Ima ni mo mizukara iki tae you to shiteiru
Sonowari ni shibutokumo nezuyoku kokyuu wo kuri kaesu
Aa, tashika ni iwareta touri kudaranai sekai da
Dounarou to shitta koto ja nai
Saa douzo sono te de CRUSH THE WORLD DOWN

Toutotsu na shuurai ni awatedasu sekai
Akite fuukei to kashita sawagi
Gomi no naka sagasu gomi sae mo odoroki wo kurenairashii obiyaeteru

Ataerareta bangou ga kizamareru oretachi
Gojinteki kanjouron toku ni wa hitsuyounai

Fukabuka to unazuite idomu suikou subeki mei wa
Ima ni mo ato ni mo kanarazu da sore dake da
Sono ato no iki saki wa migoto no sono te ga neridasu
Ah, sou da na yosoku mo tayasui kudaranai sekai ga
Dounarou to shitta koto ja nai
Saa douzo osuki ni CRUSH THE WORLD DOWN

Chirijiri to chiri wo dashi kishimu hakai subeki mono wa
Ima ni mo mizukara iki tae you to shiteiru
Sonowari ni shibutokumo nezuyoku kokyuu wo kuri kaesu
Aa, tashika ni iwareta touri kudaranai sekai da
Dounarou to shitta koto ja nai
Saa douzo sono te de CRUSH THE WORLD DOWN

English

Breaking into the world with docile behavior
Vomiting from the smell of trash
Even the breath I breathe is dreadful
It feels unbearable -- Are you scared?

There is sufficient probability the world will be destroyed
Your weak souls will squirm
For the time being I will kill a few souls
Everything will be stained with crimson -- Are you scared?

For the fools who have the nerve to investigate
I will leave no record of their interference

When the dust scatters there will be destruction
At any moment I can sever your breath
Although you stubbornly keep breathing
Ah, this must be the trivial world
I'm not sure what will become of it
Well then, with this hand CRUSH THE WORLD DOWN

The world will panic from the attack
I lose interest in the scenery and cause an uproar
Having to look for trash within trash is a surprise
Everything will be stained in crimson -- Are you scared?

We'll cut the given numbers
Your selfish arguments are unncessary

I commend you for your challenging attempt with your mortal life
But I'll surely be behind you at any moment
Expert hands will lead you to your destination
Ah, my prediction was right. This is the trivial world
I'm not sure what will become of it
Well then, I'll do as I please CRUSH THE WORLD DOWN

When the dust scatters there will be destruction
At any moment I can sever your breath
Although you stubbornly keep breathing
Ah, this must be the trivial world
I'm not sure what will become of it
Well then, with this hand CRUSH THE WORLD DOWN

Quote:
Our world:

Romaji

Soko ni dare mo ga hohoemu hana ga saite iyou tomo
Nozomareta no nara fumitsu busu
Soko ni dare mo ga urayamu shiawase no iro ga arou tomo
Hitsuyou de are ba keshi saru

Kibou ni soeru kekka wo narabete zetsu wo asakeru zettai seishin
Sou suru koto ga sonzai riyu na no ka
Sou suru koto de shika sonzai dekinai no ka
Douyara docchi demo taishite kamawanai

Chorus 1
Thinks of the world
Imi na donai to iu no ni soko ni
Thinks of our world
Imi wa nai to shiru koto ni sura
Fui ni sugiru kudaranai shikou mata fumi tsubu shita

Moshi mo dare mo ga utojiru kyoufu no nioi midare te mo
Nozomareta no nara fuujinkomu
Moshi mo dare mo ga iradatsu gomi ga wamate iyou to mo
Hitsuyou de are ba ikashiteku

Kibou ni soeru kekka wo narabete zetsu wo asakeru zettai seishin
Sou suru koto ga sonzai riyu na no ka
Sou suru koto de shika sonzai dekinai no ka
Douyara docchi demo taishite kawaranai

Chorus 2
Thinks of the world
Imi na donai to iu no ni soko ni
Thinks of our world
Imi wa nai to shiru koto ni sura
Tama ni sugiru kudaranai kyoumi mata fuujinkon da

Warena no sekai ni imi na donaku soko ni ikiru warena ni mo imi na do nai

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2

Soko ni dare mo ga hohoemu hana ga saite iyou to mo

English

Everyone smiles when the flowers are in bloom
If I wished, I could crush them
There, everyone envies the color of happiness
I will get rid of them if necessary

That's what happens when you cling to hope
You set yourself up for despair
I will destroy your absolute soul
Is there a reason for your existence?
I will destroy nothing but your existance
Is there nothing you can do?
It seems like, even which, it's not much, not that I care (I had an extremely hard time translating this line into somewhat normal english, so I left it as literal as possible)

Chorus 1
Thinks of the world
I say that place is meaningless
Thinks of our world
It is meaningless to instigate it
Pass quickly over those trivial thoughts. Moreover, crush them

Even if everyone ignores the smell of fear
There will still be disorder
If I wish, I could entrap you
Even if everyone is provoked and the trash is shouting
I will deal with them efficiently

That's what happens when you cling to hope
You set yourself up for despair
I will destroy your absolute soul
Is there a reason for your existence?
I will destroy nothing but your existance
Is there nothing you can do?
It seems like, even which, it's not much, it will not change (Funky line again)

Chorus 2
Thinks of the world
I say that place is meaningless
Thinks of our world
It is meaningless to instigate it
Ignoring trivial things will entrap you

There is no meaning in our world for us who live there. No meaning at all

Repeat Chorus 1

Repeat Chorus 2

Everyone smiles when the flowers are in bloom
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on March 18, 2008, 03:09:11 pm
Meant to say cranky.  I really don't care if it means i'm popular, I cna't stand hearing it every single day of my life.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 19, 2008, 10:17:10 am
Meant to say cranky.  I really don't care if it means i'm popular, I cna't stand hearing it every single day of my life.

You could just sign off whatever IM program you use, or "Appear offline" if the option is available, especially if you do not want to be bothered. 
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on March 21, 2008, 06:03:56 pm
The increasing likelihood that Democratic primary voters in Michigan and Florida won't have any input whatsoever in the selection of their presidential candidate is driving me up the wall. Iran can have smooth elections, but now we can't? Well, okay, that wasn't quite fair. In Iran, the list of candidates is highly filtered before the voters can even get to them. But still.

I understand that the Florida and Michigan State parties broke Dem Nat'l. Committee rules, but does ANYTHING justify disenfranchisement of millions of voters? As a Clinton supporter I'd have no problem with counting the election results that already happened in those States, but that would also be patently unfair because Obama's name wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan (I'm not sure what the case was in Florida).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 25, 2008, 09:14:11 am
I understand that the Florida and Michigan State parties broke Dem Nat'l. Committee rules, but does ANYTHING justify disenfranchisement of millions of voters? As a Clinton supporter I'd have no problem with counting the election results that already happened in those States, but that would also be patently unfair because Obama's name wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan (I'm not sure what the case was in Florida).

I just quit the USA altogether.   Something doesn't feel right about that country
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on March 25, 2008, 10:28:04 am
The fact that Republican Primaries in Wyoming, New Hampshire, Michigan, South Carolina, and Florida are in the same boat as the Democratic Primaries in Michigan and Florida (the primaries were held too early and so the voters aren't getting full representation) but no one seems to care.

Though, possibly that is because the Republican National Committee isn't as all-or-nothing as the Democratic National Committee, so at least half the delegates can be seated.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on March 25, 2008, 10:43:41 am
no one seems to care.

That could be what a feels wrong to me.  No one seems to ever care.  What will be, will be seems to be the attitude of the masses.  "If it wasn't right, surely things would change as this is a democracy." seems to be the thought of the day...but then no one acts because everyone thinks it will happen on its own.  I don't know maybe that is just how I see it.  shrug
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on March 25, 2008, 08:31:59 pm
I have four letters for you!

M
C
A
S
In case you aren't from Massamachussetts, the MCAS is a state test issued to certain grade levels. If you fail the MCAS, you have to take it again. Schools freak out about the thing. I don't have to take it yet, but my badminton friends are all sophomores. THEY have to take it. So I can't play badminton with them and I'm sad. *sniff*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on March 25, 2008, 08:40:43 pm
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is the same thing here. Gay as hell.

Actual question from two years ago:

64^n = 64, what is n?

A. 2
B. 1
C. -2
D. 4

If people can't figure that shit out, they need to die. Or at least drop out.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on March 25, 2008, 09:05:10 pm
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is the same thing here. Gay as hell.

Actual question from two years ago:

64^n = 64, what is n?

A. 2
B. 1
C. -2
D. 4

If people can't figure that shit out, they need to die. Or at least drop out.
... I'm sorry, what is that? What's the ^? Multiplication? Exponents? MUFFINS?! If it's exponents, I'll go with B. But you see, YOU get it lucky. You only do it in High School. I did MCAS in first grade.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on March 25, 2008, 09:15:00 pm
Oh really, well, we also have STAR (Have no idea what the hell it means.) A test I've had to take since first grade. Everyone has to take each year, except seniors :P
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on March 29, 2008, 11:42:05 pm
WTF

John Knox got March 11th but not Chrono Trigger?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 30, 2008, 12:01:04 am
Yeah, Trigger's supposed to be up in a month or so...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on March 30, 2008, 01:30:35 am
Yeah, Trigger's supposed to be up in a month or so...

Well, that's good at least.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 21, 2008, 01:58:55 am
Okay, I'm at an even more pissed off mood than before.

Here comes another round of my bizarre frustration

The girl from before, Sally ended up dating my friend Sam. Well, her father found out and forced her to break up with him. My friend Sam, not knowing why (the fucker wouldn't let her tell him) is at the hospital right now due to an attempted suicide. Sally also has to quit her job. Ironically, after visiting the hospital, I go to this dinner, where apparently she worked. Her father wouldn't give her a ride to or from the place, this was around eight pm. Some guy keeps harassing her, and when he grabs her, I attempt to stop him, ending up getting a face full of glass. This of course gets some other people to help me out. After I get my face looked at by an ambulance, I decide to take Sally home. Her father screams at me saying "just because I made her break up with her boyfriend doesn't mean you can date her. I calmly tell him that I have no intention of ever dating her. He then tells me that he's going to call the cops on me. I tell him to talk to Sally about what happened tonight.

I'm expecting Sam to die at any fucking moment and I got this fucker going off on me when I tried to save his daughter's ass.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on May 21, 2008, 02:03:58 am
...Is your name Larry?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on May 21, 2008, 02:38:43 am
Well, I hope Sam is all right, but attempted suicide...I hope they were deeply in true, intellectually intimate love to justify that kind of action.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 21, 2008, 11:03:59 pm
...Is your name Larry?

No, why do you ask?

Well, I hope Sam is all right, but attempted suicide...I hope they were deeply in true, intellectually intimate love to justify that kind of action.
They had had a relationship for a while before. He was her first, they broke up, realized they loved each other too much and then this shit happened.

Sam's condition as of right now (7:03 PM) is still the same. My friends and I have already prepared for the worst.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on May 21, 2008, 11:10:55 pm
It just kinda of weird a near identical situation occurred here( a week ago), the names are different and I don't recall the fight being so bad as to need an ambulance. I am none of the people just a friend of the gal's. Really weird.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 21, 2008, 11:49:49 pm
It just kinda of weird a near identical situation occurred here( a week ago), the names are different and I don't recall the fight being so bad as to need an ambulance. I am none of the people just a friend of the gal's. Really weird.

Odd. Yeah, my face is hella bruised up, not to mention a fucking stitch above my eye. Sucks to forget when you rub your eyes.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on May 22, 2008, 12:21:49 am
Holy cow. Hope your friend pulls through, and good job defending Sally, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 23, 2008, 01:47:48 am
Sam died last night.

Sorry if you guys don't hear from me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on May 23, 2008, 02:07:10 am
You, his friends, and family will be in my thoughts, I wish you receive a peaceful few day for mourning.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on May 23, 2008, 06:22:43 pm
Amor vincit omnia. Remember that.

Say rather 'amor delet omnia.'
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on May 23, 2008, 06:57:23 pm
Really sorry to hear about your friend, Nightmare. Our thoughts are with you and his family.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on May 23, 2008, 08:49:12 pm
Dear compendium,

I , not having developed social skill, took forever to ask a certain young lady out to prom. I posted that around here somewhere. Anyways we both had a blast but haven't hung out a whole lot sense(3 weeks), we still share classes in school, and I still go to her dance school. Other then that just quick "hey hows life" talks. Now the prom Pictures just came in and I've got mine and I offered to pick up hers but she doesn't what them, AT ALL. Bad sign?


-No experience
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 23, 2008, 09:24:42 pm
I wanted to say thanks to you all, I tried to have a calm day today, like yesterday, but turns out our school decided to cancel the credits for my broadcasting class I was taking(budget problems they say) and because of that, the scholarship I had dropped me because I was credit deficient for Video Production credits(which I needed), so now I'm stuck going to a community college next semester in order to get those 5 stupid credits.

On top of that, I've got a funeral to go to, and Sally's fucking dad who I guess is unaware of Sam's

Fuck it, I'm not even going finish that fucking sentence.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on May 23, 2008, 10:16:21 pm
Not that it's any of my business, but I imagine Sally's aware of Sam's passing, and that he committed suicide because of the breakup. How's she doing, if you've seen her? That's a horrible weight to have on her conscience, and who knows what it might lead to. But then again, it's not exactly like you're in a position to watch out for her now. Sorry everything's turning into a shitfest for you, nightmare.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on May 24, 2008, 12:24:26 am
First, i'd like to say that Nightmare has my utmost empathy. I'm really sorry for you man, I can't even imagine how much it must suck...

Second, let me fill you guys in on something that happened last night that pissed the fucking hell out of me.

So, my older brother Cory, his girlfriend Macy, and I went to a small concert where some bands were playing. Not anything big, just a bunch of 20-somethings doing a few first gigs. I had to admit I had a good time, but what happened after really turned everything into one giant fucking fiasco of misfortune. On the ride home, Macy proceeds to get into a small fight with Cory, somewhat of an argument, and at one point the wheel of the car is let go of, causing a few small swerves. Macy, who was driving at the time, grabs the wheel back and practically saves the three of us from an auto accident, and then a siren is heard blaring right behind us. A Cop pulls us over, and without even asking for a fucking license or registration yanks her out of the car and slams her against the window, thus breaking her nose. Cory jumps out in a fit of anger, and the Policeman arrests both of them for Driving Under Intoxication, which is again total bullshit considering we were all sober at the time. I, who was left on the side of the freeway on my own, was forced to then call my mother, walk a good 4 or 5 miles to the nearest rest stop in the dead of night and get a ride home.

I got home around 5 AM, with a pissed off mom and absolutely no sleep whatsoever. As you might've assumed, I was ecstatic about going to school today.

I still haven't seen Cory or Macy yet, and I'm really starting to get worried. Fucking cops. Hate 'em all...


Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 24, 2008, 01:33:11 am
Not that it's any of my business, but I imagine Sally's aware of Sam's passing, and that he committed suicide because of the breakup. How's she doing, if you've seen her? That's a horrible weight to have on her conscience, and who knows what it might lead to. But then again, it's not exactly like you're in a position to watch out for her now. Sorry everything's turning into a shitfest for you, nightmare.

My teacher asked me to go to an awards ceremony tonight. I got to say a few words about Sam, Sally was supposed to present an award(for something not related) and she wasn't there. I went to her work afterwords, but she wasn't there. Regretfully, I went to her house, luckily her father wasn't there. She's in shock, that's all I can say.

I'm afraid of what might happen to her. I'm afraid she might do the same.

Oh, and her father was at Sam's house, yelling at his parents for raising such a bad child, he also doesn't believe that Sam is, dead. God I hate writing that. I also hate this fucking bastard.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on May 24, 2008, 02:20:11 am
Which all puts you, as her friend, in an extremely difficult position. Shit, well you did the right thing by checking up on her anyway; if she sees that people don't blame her for what happened, that's something.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on May 26, 2008, 10:29:15 pm
Saw Indy 4 yesterday, somewhat frustrating with that ending. Wasn't too big of a fan of the crystal skull gimmick.

Sam's funeral was today. Kind of lame, but I'm starting to get over his death.

EDIT: I don't mean I'm over it, just I'm starting to come to terms with it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on May 26, 2008, 10:39:54 pm
Saw Indy 4 yesterday, somewhat frustrating with that ending. Wasn't too big of a fan of the crystal skull gimmick.

Sam's funeral was today. Kind of lame, but I'm starting to get over his death.

EDIT: I don't mean I'm over it, just I'm starting to come to terms with it.

I saw the movie today, and I have to agree. it was good but the whole alien thing was sort of lame.

I hope your friend rests in peace, as well.


Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Hadriel on May 27, 2008, 01:43:32 am
Not that it's any of my business, but I imagine Sally's aware of Sam's passing, and that he committed suicide because of the breakup. How's she doing, if you've seen her? That's a horrible weight to have on her conscience, and who knows what it might lead to. But then again, it's not exactly like you're in a position to watch out for her now. Sorry everything's turning into a shitfest for you, nightmare.

My teacher asked me to go to an awards ceremony tonight. I got to say a few words about Sam, Sally was supposed to present an award(for something not related) and she wasn't there. I went to her work afterwords, but she wasn't there. Regretfully, I went to her house, luckily her father wasn't there. She's in shock, that's all I can say.

I'm afraid of what might happen to her. I'm afraid she might do the same.

Oh, and her father was at Sam's house, yelling at his parents for raising such a bad child, he also doesn't believe that Sam is, dead. God I hate writing that. I also hate this fucking bastard.

If you can prove that his actions led directly to your friend's death, you may be able to have him charged with something.  Probably not murder, but manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide may fit the bill.  [/internet advice]
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on May 28, 2008, 02:58:44 am
Not that it's any of my business, but I imagine Sally's aware of Sam's passing, and that he committed suicide because of the breakup. How's she doing, if you've seen her? That's a horrible weight to have on her conscience, and who knows what it might lead to. But then again, it's not exactly like you're in a position to watch out for her now. Sorry everything's turning into a shitfest for you, nightmare.

My teacher asked me to go to an awards ceremony tonight. I got to say a few words about Sam, Sally was supposed to present an award(for something not related) and she wasn't there. I went to her work afterwords, but she wasn't there. Regretfully, I went to her house, luckily her father wasn't there. She's in shock, that's all I can say.

I'm afraid of what might happen to her. I'm afraid she might do the same.

Oh, and her father was at Sam's house, yelling at his parents for raising such a bad child, he also doesn't believe that Sam is, dead. God I hate writing that. I also hate this fucking bastard.

If you can prove that his actions led directly to your friend's death, you may be able to have him charged with something.  Probably not murder, but manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide may fit the bill.  [/internet advice]

And that would lead to a net reduction in problems how?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on May 28, 2008, 03:09:20 am
Capitalism, you know burnin' those reds


Jeez people, how does that not cheer you up?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on May 28, 2008, 02:26:53 pm
If you can prove that his actions led directly to your friend's death, you may be able to have him charged with something.  Probably not murder, but manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide may fit the bill.  [/internet advice]

And that would lead to a net reduction in problems how?

Maybe not a reduction in problems, but could lead to a glimmer of a smirk.  Assholes cause problems.  Assholes should have their reputation smeared or get in some kind of trouble, especially if their problem causing is correlated to the harm of innocents.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on May 28, 2008, 04:40:55 pm
Maybe not a reduction in problems, but could lead to a glimmer of a smirk.  Assholes cause problems.  Assholes should have their reputation smeared or get in some kind of trouble, especially if their problem causing is correlated to the harm of innocents.

So an appeal to some sort of divine justice then, sans the divine? If guy did something actually wrong, that's one thing, but for seeking satisfaction... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glove_Slap)

Quote from: Army of Ghosts, Doctor Who
Rose: Doctor, they've got guns.
The Doctor: And I haven't. Which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Korro on May 30, 2008, 02:20:40 am
Whoops, got this confused with the stuff you hate thread!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 14, 2008, 06:16:39 pm
Fucking Window's Vista making me restart ever 10 fucking minutes. >:O
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 14, 2008, 06:17:35 pm
Fucking Window's Vista making me restart ever 10 fucking minutes. >:O

I feel your pain, buddy... I feel your pain...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on July 14, 2008, 07:30:31 pm
Getting Cross to work properly on a PSP arghhhhdammit. I've changed the game ID to one that's supposed to work, but this POPS shit is confusing. I can apparently press R to change it to the right version (3.40 or 3.51) while loading the game, but it won't work.

...Any help?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on July 15, 2008, 04:24:45 pm
Getting Cross to work properly on a PSP arghhhhdammit. I've changed the game ID to one that's supposed to work, but this POPS shit is confusing. I can apparently press R to change it to the right version (3.40 or 3.51) while loading the game, but it won't work.

...Any help?
Will this help?
http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,5109.msg91264.html#msg91264
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on July 22, 2008, 08:16:09 pm

For the past year, maybe more, I have been into this amazing lady named Kaity(Its a common named so no harm in giving it out). I have had the quote-un-quote "hots" for many women before her, but something was different about her. So never had a relationship before I listen to others advice and just went a head I asked her out.

That failed badly, actually it didn't she just said no. I my self didn't realize she was in a relationship. Regardless I still got to know her better, we have fun together she even got me interested in to Smooth and Latin dance. Still she didn't feel the same about me as I did about her. When the school prom came up I tried my luck again and asked her out and she said yes, night was both amazing and horrible at the same time. Up until the actual Prom event we had a hoot the one hour dinner ended up lasting 3 times as long, Picking her up and dropping her off went smooth but prom was just dull, we didn't dance(if you can call bumping into people while listening to rap dancing), my friends and her friends didn't exactly click either. Over all we both enjoyed the night, at least thats what I thought. I learned (and was constantly reminded by her friends) that she was still in her relationship with her boyfriend, I didn't what to cause unneeded turmoil for her so I backed off for a little bit, we still talked, and I continued to attended dance with her, but I was not trying to go on another date, after all she said she still didn't have the right feelings for me.

I increasingly found myself just doing nothing with her, just the presence of Kaity soothed me. Then she started having problems with her boyfriend, not wanting to make things worse I tried staying out of it, key word being tried. I ended up getting in a verbal fight with him and Kaity heard the whole thing, knowing that was not the thing to do I apologized for putting her through this. I was completely caught off guard when she thanked me, I "showed her a side of him she has never been able to see, and know she knows what he thinks off her". Afterwards it was over between them, I was going to help her lend my shoulder but life got in the way. I spent the next month At college orientation, then flew across to Reno for my aunts funeral, immediately followed by helping my grandmother unpack at her new house, and one week of constant work. It was a month before I saw her again, at that time I was going to voice how I love her, its no longer a simple crush. When I finally saw her again she was with another man, he was an old friend of hers(met him a couple times) who she is now dating.

By the way I got this in an Email earlier today:
Quote from: new boyfriend
well i understand that your being a tad stalkerish to my GIRLFRIEND...(keyword) and i would just ask nicely the first and ONLY time that you back off. now yes i may be coming off as an ass or so called control freak but its time that i take action. so leave her alone or just be a good friend no more "your beautiful and i cant wait to see you" thats my job not yours buddy. so KAITY!!! is mine. are we clear buddy?? like i said this is my only warning so make it a scene and problems will arise so lets make it easy leave her alone Ken.

Have a nice day ken...:)

~Adam..:)

Is their a way I can stop loving someone? It doesn't seem to be working out for me, or should I just hold out longer?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 22, 2008, 08:23:25 pm
Okay, what an ass, have you been talking to her since they got together? If not, kindly tell him the following:

Quote
Hello! First question, how did you get my email(Unless you gave it to him/she gave it to him)? Second, I haven't talked to her since you two got together. WE ARE JUST FRIENDS! Now please never contact me again.

PS: What would Kaity say if I showed her your email?

Only send this if you two haven't talked! Or else you come off as the bad guy.

Email reminds me of the one Sally's dad sent to Sam.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 22, 2008, 08:29:05 pm
Okay, what an ass, have you been talking to her since they got together? If not, kindly tell him the following:

Quote
Hello! First question, how did you get my email(Unless you gave it to him/she gave it to him)? Second, I haven't talked to her since you two got together. WE ARE JUST FRIENDS! Now please never contact me again.

PS: What would Kaity say if I showed her your email?

Only send this if you two haven't talked! Or else you come off as the bad guy.

Email reminds me of the one Sally's dad sent to Sam.



What a dick. I've met guys like him, really, they're idiots. I hate it when guys say "She's mine!" A human being doesn't belong to anyone, the person you're dating has their own rights and should be free to break up the relationship at anytime.

My advice is just to wait it out. This guy is going to cock up what he's got going for him sooner or later, it's obvious. Wait it out, keep your distance, and hope for the best.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on July 22, 2008, 08:34:31 pm
Wait it out or confront him, thats pretty much what my friends say as well. I think I'll write him back but in a vary non-aggressive manner. Regardless its $%*! frustrating.


I not too protective of my email, have three for a reason one for friends/family, work/school, spam/games.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 22, 2008, 08:39:53 pm
Wait it out or confront him, thats pretty much what my friends say as well. I think I'll write him back but in a vary non-aggressive manner. Regardless its $%*! frustrating.


I not too protective of my email, have three for a reason one for friends/family, work/school, spam/games.

I'd at least say the PS I wrote in your email.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on July 22, 2008, 08:54:52 pm
Quote
I understand where your coming from, in fact good job for just saying it right out.
I agree with you on the base level of so lets make it easy for her, but not on the execution. One major rule I have is to be myself, often times that gets in more trouble, but thats how I live. I tell people what I think off them, I act how I think I should act regardless of the social stigma that that normally comes with. I do love her, but I know she doesn't return the feeling. I will not become an obstacle, but I won't just step away as if nothing happened.

Now I would also say that is great to met you, so your going to be some sort of dance teacher if I understand right? Keep up the good work!
Higher moral ground, and giving him that "You barbarian" feel?(yea/nay) Plus I am chatting with Kaity now, so I could just gonna ask her how life treating them two. The only problem I see in the letter was the stalker comment most of my friends think thats him being a dick, but some of them do think I just come off strong. I would think after about a year I wouldn't have that problem though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 23, 2008, 12:07:03 am
There is nothing wrong with asking the truth. The only thing that matters is what Kaity desires and feels. That she is with another man may suggest that her desire stops at the need for a close physical companion, something you could not provide in that period. If that's true, then your feelings are probably placed on the wrong person, and the conviction and higher passion of your love is useless to her. Try to empathize and understand her desire or reasons.

The worst experience I ever suffered in my entire life came because I fell in love with a woman who, despite professing the same for me, decided in a time of difficulty that a childhood friend who could physically be with her was more important than the future promise of being with me. To love someone is to give them the complete and total power to injure you in the most painful way possible, and this is the risk that everyone must take. For me, it is especially difficult because few people desire the lasting, intellectually intimate love I envision or are aware of it. One's greatest possible error is perhaps to fall in love with someone who does not want to be loved.

So try to find out. You can't back out of love with someone, and you cannot deny the heart; that will lead only to regret. To a kill a desire you must give in until you understand it to be something you do not want. You can still desire love without desiring love with a specific person, so do not fear that this is the only person in the world you will feel this way for. And that's not supposed to make you feel better...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 23, 2008, 12:39:49 am
I really call this a bad case of coincidence but I got an email about an hour ago.

Censored for their protection.
Quote
Hey Josh,

Um, I know this is weird, but I think I'm starting to like *****. Not in BFF LOL like, but in I want to date you like. I know what you're thinking, but trust me, I never meant for it to happen like this. Could you not tell her? She might not ever give me a chance to tel her myself.

Oh god, and I go with her, ***** **** and ****** to Tahoe this weekend.

There's something else, but I'd like advice before I give that away.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 23, 2008, 12:41:05 am
Explain better...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 23, 2008, 12:45:06 am
Explain better...

The person who sent me this is one of my best friends, who also happens to be a girl.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on July 23, 2008, 12:48:44 am
The only reason she would send this is if there was something between you and this  other girl. Not necessarily relationship wise, but maybe family or friend. I have no advice as more information is needed, but off the bat I would do as she asked and not tell her.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 23, 2008, 12:59:10 am
Okay, my friend who sent me this, I'll call Jill, likes my friend's sister, who I'll call Alice. Alice had a crush on Sam, who was dating Sally, then all that shit happened. Jill had been dating this prick Harold(real name, asshole gets it) who ended up cheating on her. Now Jill has had a lot of trouble with men, me being one of them (long story, got over it, BFF now). Anyways, I guess Alice came over after Jill broke up with Harold to comfort her. Jill has apparently got a crush on her now.

I'm chalking it off as depression, but she is really freaked out over her feelings.

Don't even get me started on Alice...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 23, 2008, 01:09:18 am
Same-sex attraction can create a lot of pain at a young age because most people simply aren't prepared for it, let alone interested in it, and it creates all sort of social and familial stigma.

If Alice doesn't like girls, then that's the end of it. Knowing that ahead of time could probably save a lot of heartbreak.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 23, 2008, 01:13:31 am
I'm going to go talk to her on the phone, wish me luck.

Luck as in I don't hurt her feelings and whatnot.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on July 23, 2008, 01:14:40 am
ZeaLitY right on with that. As for what your to do thats your choice. I would imagine not telling Alice is the best course of action, unless you have some obligation to tell her. I can not see anyway how telling her that would help anyone, especially if is been as chaotic as you make it out to be.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 23, 2008, 01:43:13 am
I just talked to Jill, she is more scared about it coming out when they are at Tahoe together. She's also afraid of telling her mother, she's one of those Sodomy is Sin people. I'm not telling Alice, but I told Jill that she's most likely not gong to feel the same.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on July 23, 2008, 06:17:41 am
Why is everyone raving on about Hancock? It is a shitty movie, with a shitty plot and shitty character development.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 23, 2008, 02:44:16 pm
Why is everyone raving on about Hancock? It is a shitty movie, with a shitty plot and shitty character development.

Haven't seen it yet, but I assume it's because it has Will Smith in it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 23, 2008, 03:40:14 pm
Hancock started great, but about 1/3 of the way through absolutely fell apart.  I blame poor writing and the fact that it was in development hell for years.

Anywho, I hope your situation goes smoothly, nightmare.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 23, 2008, 03:58:03 pm
I happened to enjoy Hancock, fyi.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on July 31, 2008, 04:20:09 am
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adams thinking of an engagement in his and Kaitlyn's near future. They been together for less then a month WHAT THE HELL!!?!?! Plus Kaity is more or less on a rebound from what every one(her included) thought was the greatest match up in history.


And he lies to keep me away from Kaity. The guy is an absolute ass.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on July 31, 2008, 10:09:32 am
I wouldn't worry about it, if she has any sense.  The guy is probably just saying it to irk you.  He will bail/cheat/etc before long.

Although, not to shake you up, I did propose to my wife in about 6-8 months of knowing her.  And there were talks of it sooner.  So stay vigilant.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on July 31, 2008, 12:38:20 pm
Bureaucracy: because ease and efficiency are blights on humanity that need to be eradicated.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on July 31, 2008, 12:46:17 pm
FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adams thinking of an engagement in his and Kaitlyn's near future. They been together for less then a month WHAT THE HELL!!?!?! Plus Kaity is more or less on a rebound from what every one(her included) thought was the greatest match up in history.


And he lies to keep me away from Kaity. The guy is an absolute ass.

Keb, there is a time when you have to realize that this is not your fight. I now it sounds mean, but you have to let her go. She has to see him for the asshole he really is. Try to talk to her just to say goodbye for now.

It really sucks, but nice guys do finish last.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 31, 2008, 03:37:39 pm
If you define a nice guy as someone who wants a lasting, committed relationship with physical, intellectual, and emotional involvement, then yes, nice guys will finish last every time with girls who only want casual relationships. Sadly, most people on earth don't even know what they want, so this makes it difficult and gets people hurt.

You only have one or two best friends who are male, right? The odds don't magically improve for finding a best friend with females. But guys like to think that every girl with a hot body is a match.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 01, 2008, 03:31:13 am
I don't dare wonder what the hell just happened to my internet. Many sites work, like this one, but Google, MSN, and certain other sites absolutely cannot be found.

W.T.F.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2008, 03:48:24 am
Guh, the Judge/Law System in FFTA2 is still stupid, even though it's been heavily modified...V_V
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on August 01, 2008, 11:00:05 am
I don't dare wonder what the hell just happened to my internet. Many sites work, like this one, but Google, MSN, and certain other sites absolutely cannot be found.

W.T.F.
I had that problem(symptom-wise) a while ago(not insinuating you have the same problem also); it had to do with the fact that one of my Windows PC's was causing the wireless router to act funny every now and then(usually when I left the computers on standby or used programs that spammed the DDraw/D3D APIs for extensive periods of time; i.e. ZSNES, Infinity Engine games, Diablo/2, etc.), but a quick fix for me was to restart the router(and later reinstall the OS).

Guh, the Judge/Law System in FFTA2 is still stupid, even though it's been heavily modified...V_V
QFT; it was a pain in the ass just playing the game normally.

Anyways... the lack of mobility in my arm and the fact that I have an 8", stapled scar on my arm.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2008, 11:38:37 pm
Scars are almost always cool. Where did you get it from (& if the story's lame, make something up! :P)?

I hate how the FFTA2 system is now only relevant to YOU and has no bearing what-so-ever on the enemies...but at least they made it matter less when you break them, I guess (just extra items & w/e special judge power you chose prior)...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on August 02, 2008, 12:04:34 am
Scars are almost always cool. Where did you get it from (& if the story's lame, make something up! :P)?
Surgery; had to have it on my shoulder 'cause it kept dislocating(how it got dislocated in the first place... that's another story. :lol:).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on August 02, 2008, 12:58:22 pm
I hate how the FFTA2 system is now only relevant to YOU and has no bearing what-so-ever on the enemies...but at least they made it matter less when you break them, I guess (just extra items & w/e special judge power you chose prior)...

I've been hearing a lot of negative comments regarding FFTA2, particularly in the law system, since it's stuck on a specific ruling for each mission rather than being able to walk around until it's changed as you see fit (ala FFTA1). That's pretty much why I'm avoiding it, plus I still haven't finished the first game (or FFT for that matter).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 02, 2008, 05:21:14 pm
The whole "Set Law" aspect of FFA2 simply requires the player to USE their intellect and skill.  It encourages active intelligence and strategy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on August 02, 2008, 07:34:06 pm
The whole "Set Law" aspect of FFA2 simply requires the player to USE their intellect and skill.  It encourages active intelligence and strategy.
Meh... trust me, if you want to play a FFT game that requires "active intelligence and strategy" this isn't it; the game basically forces artificial limitations to provide difficulty(that's not ingenuity─that's laziness.) where game mechanics and power balancing should be doing the job. Btw, have you played the FFT 1.3 patch─it's brutal. http://www.ffhacktics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=449
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 02, 2008, 09:24:19 pm
I think it's still a game worth playing/getting...I haven't noticed much story-wise that connects it to FFTA (which I haven't finished either)...The Law/Judge system is only a small part of it and, while annoying, doesn't really change my view of the game being good.

Is there a Tactics Ogre game on DS yet? That's what needs to happen...The Knight of Lodis on GBA is awesome!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on August 02, 2008, 11:54:53 pm
I think it's still a game worth playing/getting...I haven't noticed much story-wise that connects it to FFTA (which I haven't finished either)...The Law/Judge system is only a small part of it and, while annoying, doesn't really change my view of the game being good.

Is there a Tactics Ogre game on DS yet? That's what needs to happen...The Knight of Lodis on GBA is awesome!
If they did an enhanced remake package of a bundled KoL and LUCT(Let Us Cling Together), I'd buy it as LUCT is a direct sequel to KoL. Namely polish the graphics/audio of KoL and add the features of KoL to LUCT(summons, link-capabilities, etc.).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on August 03, 2008, 04:05:15 pm
Damn you Texas! I definitely have a pretty good farmer's tan now. I should go to the pool or something and even it out...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on August 04, 2008, 10:12:50 am
Damn you Texas!

Truer words were never spoken.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on August 04, 2008, 11:27:48 pm
Texas is indeed Hell on Earth. Everyone there owns a gun, it's hot as Hades, President Bush was manufactured there, and even Smog first formed in that state.


Okay, I lied about the Smog, but I needed something to top it off. I was on a roll.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kebrel on August 05, 2008, 12:43:36 am
Okay, I lied about the Smog, but I needed something to top it off. I was on a roll.
(http://www.monsterlandtoys.com/video/Godzilla%20vs%20Smog%20Monster.jpg)


Which reminds me I $%*! hate Raymond Burr.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on August 05, 2008, 07:41:16 pm
FFIVDS omitted the optional scene where you get yelled at for not following the script.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 05, 2008, 08:25:33 pm
FFIVDS omitted the optional scene where you get yelled at for not following the script.

Whuh? I don't get it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on August 06, 2008, 06:47:44 pm
FFIVDS omitted the optional scene where you get yelled at for not following the script.

Whuh? I don't get it.

Maybe someone just lied to me at some point or I'm getting confused with another game, but I could've sworn if you say "No" to the Fabul king's request for help several times, a FFIV developer walks in and yells at you for not following the script.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 15, 2008, 05:51:06 am
I'm going to kill that fucking bastard.

Censored names and Arnold's last name, I never knew his name was Arnold.

Quote
Hello, this is *****'s (Sally) father, I remember talking to you after your friend killed himself. You and your other friends, ******** (Jill) and ***** (Alice) were there as well. I've come to find out that those two are together, as in, a homosexual relationship. My family is clearly against that lifestyle, so I'm going to ask you to tell your two "friends" to stay away from my daughter. In fact, i want you to stay away as well, the three of you have the chance of infecting my poor child with your sickening ways.

Thank You very, much

Arnold ***********

What kind of brings a smile to my face, despite what he has just said is something I posted here that he has no idea about, and if he did, I'd be fucking dead.

Let's go back in time shall we?

A month or so ago, there was this girl, Sally who was doing a play with me. It was raining, so I offered her a ride in my car. Long story short, we fucked. In my car.

Fuck you Arnold, or should I say, I FUCKED YOUR DAUGHTER ALREADY! HOW SWEET AND PURE DO YOU THINK SHE IS NOW!?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kilfer on August 15, 2008, 06:54:51 am
Kilfer lost and utterly confused
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on August 15, 2008, 08:12:48 am
Kilfer lost and utterly confused

Click his 2nd quote header and read.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on August 15, 2008, 01:28:24 pm
Emergency Rooms.

A 4 hour wait for painkillers is unacceptable (especially when the individual is barely able to maintain conciousness because the pain is so great). An 8 hour wait for a simple diagnosis is ridiculous.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 15, 2008, 02:34:34 pm
Ugh, that's despicable. What part of "Emergency" is unclear?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on August 17, 2008, 10:43:22 pm
"Doctor, this man needs antibiotics Now!"

"I'm on my lunch break."


- 99% of all hospital emergency room experiences.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 18, 2008, 04:14:15 am
That's when you just start rifling (works best equipped with a rifle) through things for what you need.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on August 18, 2008, 10:39:40 am
To be fair, Emergency Rooms often serve a very different purpose for some individuals than we might normally except from the name "Emergency Room." That is, it is relatively common for individuals without insurance to use ER's like a general practicioner. ER's wont turn people away who don't have insurance and, if the individual can't pay, the hospital has to eat the cost. Thus, "ER doctors" (and by "ER doctors" I mean M.D.'s, P.A., and Nurse Practicioners) see a lot of people who do not have an emergency in any sense of the word. One of the best arguments for universal health care is that Emergency Rooms might then be exclusively for Emergencies again. Yet even at that, ERs seem to be constantly understaffed.

Considering that the ER in question was attached to one of the nations largest medical schools, however, does not speak well for the University or the national health system in general.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 20, 2008, 11:58:09 pm
I fell off my bike and could not hold a controler for the life of me It was tourchture but after three days my hands are some what better and I can some what hold a controler in my hand put my proformance at video game is suffering a lot. I will kill all the gravle in the world now excuse me *goes on crusade to kill all gravle*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kilfer on August 21, 2008, 03:05:11 am
To be fair, Emergency Rooms often serve a very different purpose for some individuals than we might normally except from the name "Emergency Room." That is, it is relatively common for individuals without insurance to use ER's like a general practicioner. ER's wont turn people away who don't have insurance and, if the individual can't pay, the hospital has to eat the cost. Thus, "ER doctors" (and by "ER doctors" I mean M.D.'s, P.A., and Nurse Practicioners) see a lot of people who do not have an emergency in any sense of the word. One of the best arguments for universal health care is that Emergency Rooms might then be exclusively for Emergencies again. Yet even at that, ERs seem to be constantly understaffed.

Considering that the ER in question was attached to one of the nations largest medical schools, however, does not speak well for the University or the national health system in general.

My dad fell unconscious for about a minute before the ambulance arrived and quoted his blood sugar at about 319 (80-110 is an average). They rushed him to the hospital where me and my mom soon followed pursuit.

Upon arrival the doctor informed us his blood sugar was fine so there was some mistake with the equipment the EMT used was faulty. We waited for HOURS (literally, hours, upon hours) for the results of an xray that should've taken 20 mins (according to them).

Eventually they said there was nothing wrong. We left at 4am right after we got off of work.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on August 22, 2008, 11:41:42 pm
To be fair, Emergency Rooms often serve a very different purpose for some individuals than we might normally except from the name "Emergency Room." That is, it is relatively common for individuals without insurance to use ER's like a general practicioner. ER's wont turn people away who don't have insurance and, if the individual can't pay, the hospital has to eat the cost. Thus, "ER doctors" (and by "ER doctors" I mean M.D.'s, P.A., and Nurse Practicioners) see a lot of people who do not have an emergency in any sense of the word. One of the best arguments for universal health care is that Emergency Rooms might then be exclusively for Emergencies again. Yet even at that, ERs seem to be constantly understaffed.

Considering that the ER in question was attached to one of the nations largest medical schools, however, does not speak well for the University or the national health system in general.

My dad fell unconscious for about a minute before the ambulance arrived and quoted his blood sugar at about 319 (80-110 is an average). They rushed him to the hospital where me and my mom soon followed pursuit.

Upon arrival the doctor informed us his blood sugar was fine so there was some mistake with the equipment the EMT used was faulty. We waited for HOURS (literally, hours, upon hours) for the results of an xray that should've taken 20 mins (according to them).

Eventually they said there was nothing wrong. We left at 4am right after we got off of work.
Well at least he's okay. so no harm done just time wasted
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Kilfer on August 23, 2008, 06:10:29 am
Oh see I was tired, forgot to mention my main irritant while I was there.

They were using really, really anal respiratory monitors, though we didn't know they were anal. So he was sleeping, and his heartbeat would be stable, then it'd dip lower, and lower. A yellow light comes on with a quiet but notable beep, no one comes. Then, it turns red, gets very loud, still, no one moves, so I walk out, grab someone, and drag them in. Wait no, first I requested someone, at the yellow light, no one came, and THEN I dragged someone in.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on August 23, 2008, 06:17:10 pm
Fell asleep with my laptop on last night, woke up to nice big burn mark on my wooden desk.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on August 24, 2008, 12:30:52 am
They were using really, really anal respiratory monitors, though we didn't know they were anal...

Two things:

1. Respirators sort of need to be connected to the lungs somehow, not the ass, to function at all.
2. Seriously, you didn't know? How do you not notice something like that?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on August 30, 2008, 03:45:19 am
When you've known some one for a long time then suddenly forget her name. There is really no recovery, especial when I've known her for three years.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 30, 2008, 02:36:14 pm
When you've known some one for a long time then suddenly forget her name. There is really no recovery, especial when I've known her for three years.

Oh look, a troll. Nice job on trying to be to copy Kebrel, but you fail, hope you get banned.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on August 30, 2008, 03:05:26 pm
When you've known some one for a long time then suddenly forget her name. There is really no recovery, especial when I've known her for three years.

Oh look, a troll. Nice job on trying to be to copy Kebrel, but you fail, hope you get banned.

I just thought Kebrel might have forggotten his password? Besides, he hasn't trolled anone. It's him, I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on August 30, 2008, 03:52:13 pm
This isn't a troll, this is a new account. My old account is unusable because its now at 1337 post count. I am thinking of this a a kind of New Game +
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on August 30, 2008, 04:49:33 pm
IS it unusable, or do you not want to use it?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on August 30, 2008, 04:56:55 pm
If I use my old acount I will have 1338, unacceptable.


This is very humiliating I can't remember her name...Sarah? Sasha?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 30, 2008, 06:39:46 pm
Wow, that's incredibly un-1337 of you, Kebrel.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on August 30, 2008, 07:40:22 pm
One always needs to pass on the 1337 torch to new posters, Kebrel. It's like a prize fighter retiring just before a new nd rising star can take the well-deserved title from him in a match. That's... That's just not 1337.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on August 30, 2008, 07:47:12 pm
Your at 1304, trust me when you get there you'll feel the urge, the amazing temptress of the Darkside. Nothing you do will save you from it. Come join us, we have cookies.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 30, 2008, 11:43:51 pm
You have got to be kidding me. >_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 31, 2008, 02:29:01 am
How about instead of creating a new account (un-1337), you just strive for 2674 (1337x2) or something? Or should we really start calling you Kebrei?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on August 31, 2008, 02:34:28 am
Think of it as a feminine form of Kebrel, plus during registration capital i and lower l looked the same.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 31, 2008, 04:56:58 am
This isn't a troll, this is a new account. My old account is unusable because its now at 1337 post count. I am thinking of this a a kind of New Game +

Exactly how many times do you intend on doing this?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on August 31, 2008, 06:58:17 am
1337 times, of course~!! Then he'll cut himself 1337 times and hopefully won't feel the need to bring 1336 people with him...>_>

Unless this was a ruse by Kebreia to show how the one-shot titles are stupid and that they shouldn't be implemented, I think this was an utterly inane & stupid move on his (/now her) part.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on August 31, 2008, 11:40:02 am
Oh, dear. Apparently, everyone has gotten even stranger after my MASSIVE Sailormoon kick which, ultimately led to Chrono Trigger.

Here's a concept to wrap your head around. CATS.

We got cats over the summer. Soft, fuzzy, kinda angry cats. One cat poops on people's beds and... DAMMIT ROSIE!!! ... the other cat (Rosie) is trying to claw her way into my room, with lots and lots of places to hide. Like my closet. Or the place I keep my PlayStation. She keeps doing this.

Another thing: COLLEGE. Not just, 'Oh, your big sis is going to the college that you can walk to.' No. Not even, 'Oh, your big sis is going to a college you can get to by train.' Nonono. How about, 'Your big sister is going to a college 296 miles as the crow flies away, she hasn't packed, and we need to start packing now! On top of this, your big sister just had a meltdown and wants to come back home! Oh, and did we mention that this is happening TWO DAYS from your first day of school?' Not fun.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on August 31, 2008, 02:53:15 pm
I say Ramsus should reset his post count.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on August 31, 2008, 03:11:48 pm
No because then I'll have two profiles that don't have a proper post count. Thats even worse! How frustrating yu guys are making this.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on September 01, 2008, 01:37:07 am
Please, God, deliver me from Texas, from Oklahoma, from ignorance, from pro-lifers, from rednecks, from jingoists, from cretins, from the lazy-minded, from the unempathetic, from the religious, from Evangelicals, from the blunt unintelligent, from this corrupted failure of humanity...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 01, 2008, 01:42:01 am
O_O 'K.


But honestly, yeah. The backwoods, country states are the worst. You have my utmost empathy, Z.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on September 01, 2008, 01:43:58 am
Please, God, deliver me from Texas, from Oklahoma, from ignorance, from pro-lifers, from rednecks, from jingoists, from cretins, from the lazy-minded, from the unempathetic, from the religious, from Evangelicals, from the blunt unintelligent, from this corrupted failure of humanity...

How long before you can move closer to a coast?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on September 01, 2008, 02:02:07 am
I don't know anymore...but that is my aim. Somewhere that I don't have to mask my own thoughts.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 01, 2008, 02:21:37 am
Damn you Texas!

Truer words were never spoken.
:lol:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 01, 2008, 08:10:46 pm
Please, God, deliver me from...from jingoists

Wait, does that have to do with Jenga?

(http://www.thetoque.com/images/stories/jenga2.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Vehek on September 01, 2008, 08:14:41 pm
No. Jingoism is "Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism."

(On another note, this post ends my time as a "Sun Stoner")
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on September 01, 2008, 08:32:16 pm
Hah, yeah, I noticed.

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Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on September 02, 2008, 04:00:27 am
I hate being ignored.





Especially by women, but just in general, and there's been a lot of both today.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 02, 2008, 06:55:07 am
Before you ask yourself, "why are they ignoring me?", maybe you should ask, "why should they be paying attention to me?"...ZEN~!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 02, 2008, 02:16:05 pm
Z, you really should visit Austin and certain parts of Dallas. Despite being in Texas, those two cities contain some of the most liberal leaning population groups in America. For example, the Cathedral of Hope is in Dallas; it also happens to be (or claims to be) the world's largest LGBT church in the world.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on September 03, 2008, 08:13:01 pm
I simply have to say after getting my Nintendo 64 back up and running(finally), I've decided to play Donkey Kong 64 since I loved it except for a few things. Thinking now that I'm a better gamer I might be able to complete the things I couldn't before! And that was true for the most part. I head into Hideout Helm and everything's going great. Then I get to Diddy's jetpack portion of the level and remember why I ditched it in the first place.

DIDDY KONG IS FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You want to move forward but not too much so as you miss these tiny little stars you have to fly through perfectly. Diddy's controls are pretty much press A for gas and use control stick to move, easy right? The only way he'll move is if you floor it and then he goes mach speed thus missing everything so you have to press many times, and then that winds up making it so when you press forward or any direction Diddy has to take about 8 seconds to get charged again before he'll listen. On top of this you have to hit all five stars in 60 seconds(ten of which are wasted getting Donkey Kong's fat ass to a barrel to switch with Diddy and then get Diddy in his jetpacks). And on top of this there is a lot more to the level but this is the one frustrating part. And to complete the whole level you have a time limit of one hour before the whole damn place blows up.

Donkey Kong 64.

Great game, extremely frustrating final level thanks to Diddy's shitty jetpack controls.

And on top of that, why the hell is Cranky Kong trying to prevent you from getting the necessary Rareware coin? Does he want Kong Island to get blown to bits? If he doesn't want you to have it he can at least say so which would be unrealistic and therefore give Donkey Kong the unrealistic right to punch him square in the face, kick Diddy's ass, pull a "Wanted(movie)" and curve the barrels after tossing them through all five stars and before King K. Rool can get away, unrealistic mutilate him.

Also I discovered when my friends got hold of it a ways back that they deleted my perfect game on my most liked game besides CT or CC or RD, Majora's Mask.

Today has been kicking my ass all over and I wanna kick it back.

I want to vent more but this post is already probably ridiculously long, and I don't have Twinkies... :evil:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 03, 2008, 08:22:56 pm
Donkey Kong 64... I think I might just have to go pop in the ol' cartridge after you talking about it. Good times...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on September 03, 2008, 08:45:04 pm
Yeah, besides Diddy's packs it's one of the best N64 games there is.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on September 04, 2008, 01:11:06 pm
Edge replaces Yang.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on September 04, 2008, 01:14:12 pm
Edge replaces Yang.

That's not a bad thing. I love the steal skill, especially in DS because when you steal Dark Matter from the last boss you can fight the hardest enemy in the game on the next time through.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 06, 2008, 03:48:50 am
I will finally give in to psychiatry and say I suffer from depression not just down in the dumps. I can't draw myself out of the house sometimes, I chronically cry, I obsesses over losses and forget victories, I hurt myself purposely, and am physically ill constantly. I need something thats appealing and new, I will NOT take prescription drugs, it the weak way out and the expensive way.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 06, 2008, 10:13:41 pm
Well, that sounds pleasant. Maybe you should try a sport, get a cool hobby. Maybe you should try talking with a doctor. But, yeah, meds need to be JUST RIGHT. I think I got put on Zoloft or Zyrtec (a Z medicine) once for my bipolar. I don't think that ended well.

Here's what I'm upset about. I have a friend (not revealing their name) who has a sibling in college. This sibling has some... issues. The sibling can't handle college at this point and needs to come home. So now, my friend is constantly griping about it. It's extremely annoying. The way I see it, this sibling was going to come home eventually. They weren't going to stay in Vermont all the time!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on September 07, 2008, 12:38:05 am
I will finally give in to psychiatry and say I suffer from depression not just down in the dumps. I can't draw myself out of the house sometimes, I chronically cry, I obsesses over losses and forget victories, I hurt myself purposely, and am physically ill constantly. I need something thats appealing and new, I will NOT take prescription drugs, it the weak way out and the expensive way.

Everything begins with desire. You desire something, but you do not have it, which creates suffering. Find out what you desire.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 07, 2008, 12:51:26 am
I will finally give in to psychiatry and say I suffer from depression not just down in the dumps. I can't draw myself out of the house sometimes, I chronically cry, I obsesses over losses and forget victories, I hurt myself purposely, and am physically ill constantly. I need something thats appealing and new, I will NOT take prescription drugs, it the weak way out and the expensive way.

Everything begins with desire. You desire something, but you do not have it, which creates suffering. Find out what you desire.

But what you desire sometimes causes much more suffering.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on September 07, 2008, 02:10:51 pm
I will finally give in to psychiatry and say I suffer from depression not just down in the dumps. I can't draw myself out of the house sometimes, I chronically cry, I obsesses over losses and forget victories, I hurt myself purposely, and am physically ill constantly. I need something thats appealing and new, I will NOT take prescription drugs, it the weak way out and the expensive way.

Everything begins with desire. You desire something, but you do not have it, which creates suffering. Find out what you desire.

But what you desire sometimes causes much more suffering.

All the more reason to determine what it actually is. The greater your knowledge, the more able you are to solve and overcome problems in life.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 08, 2008, 05:17:16 am
I think it maybe dance, I don't know...I have never been into the arts of any sort save writing, and I only read never wrote, in fact I scoffed at many artists. I reasoned that although there talented and they enjoy them selves, never with the be as well off or accepted as those who pursue mathematics, history, medicine, military, etc. Over the past several months the idea has completely died, all though I still seek academic more I find new appreciation for the arts and enjoy them much more. In fact I went from dabbling in smooth dance at Kaity's Ballroom, to registering for dance classes at the college in place of my normal preference (in this case Chem 251). I don't know why but I just WANT to learn how. There are many things I would like, only a few I really truly desire, and it seems only one I am able to accomplish.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 08, 2008, 07:44:52 pm
Dance is clearly one of them that's part sport (I'd say as much) as it is part art. Especially the ballroom type stuff.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on September 08, 2008, 08:00:28 pm
Edge replaces Yang.

That's not a bad thing. I love the steal skill, especially in DS because when you steal Dark Matter from the last boss you can fight the hardest enemy in the game on the next time through.

Yeah, but Edge is a jerk and Yang was awesome. D:

Plus the way Yang's written out of your party is utterly downright stupid.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 09, 2008, 01:39:27 am
Edge replaces Yang.

That's not a bad thing. I love the steal skill, especially in DS because when you steal Dark Matter from the last boss you can fight the hardest enemy in the game on the next time through.

Yeah, but Edge is a jerk and Yang was awesome. D:

Plus the way Yang's written out of your party is utterly downright stupid.

I have to admit, a lot of the character deaths party removal sucks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on September 09, 2008, 01:56:01 am
Edge replaces Yang.

That's not a bad thing. I love the steal skill, especially in DS because when you steal Dark Matter from the last boss you can fight the hardest enemy in the game on the next time through.

Yeah, but Edge is a jerk and Yang was awesome. D:

Plus the way Yang's written out of your party is utterly downright stupid.

I have to admit, a lot of the character deaths party removal sucks.

Which is why I actually liked the GBA version the absolute best. Had the most side quests and you could actually get all of those characters back.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 10, 2008, 11:49:14 am
Nobel laureates (specifically, winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on September 10, 2008, 03:26:31 pm
Which is why I actually liked the GBA version the absolute best. Had the most side quests and you could actually get all of those characters back.

Yeah, me too. I don't get why people say the GBA versions are the worst of the old FF games when they've given so many additions to them.

Although it's too bad Cid's still useless in FFIVA.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 10, 2008, 03:58:25 pm
Although it's too bad Cid's still useless in FFIVA.

Wha? Cid was a kickass character in FFIV, so how could he "still" be useless when he was never useless in the first place? His Hammers were powerful advantages in combat.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 10, 2008, 05:40:46 pm
I fucking hate my geometry teacher, I fucking hate her more than anything in existance.  Tell me, anybody, how one can turn in every piece of homework, do every extra credit assignment, and get at least a C on every test and somehow manage a 60% marking period average.

She just says, "No, you have D." in her stupid, idiotic accent and she smacks her lips. I know i should be at least in the top five goddamn students, and I'm at the bottom of the class. This is pure, unadulterated, Grade A  Bullshit.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 10, 2008, 06:36:06 pm
Actually, it is very easy to get an A on every test, homework, etc, and still fail a class (the joy of bell curves).

But that aside, did you keep your homework and tests? If so, you can add up everything yourself and if your calculations don't match hers, first ask her to explain how you got such a low grade and, if that doesn't reveal where the shenanigans are, involve a school official (Principal, Vice, etc). With documentation of what you earned, you should be able to get a better grade. Fight!

I've had to do that myself. Went from a D- to a B+ just by asking the teacher to show me how I had such a low grade (she never did show me, which implies to me that she was full of it).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 10, 2008, 06:43:48 pm
I've done the math, and right now I should have a 96.2%, opposed to my current 60.0% (A little odd that it's a straight 60, no?)

She's full of it, I know she is. I don't know why, I've never acted out in her class, or any class for that matter. I'm a straight A student, and the only time I've ever been in any kind of detention was for self-defense. Maybe I killed her mother in a past life, I don't know. Or maybe she's just a stone cold bitch.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 10, 2008, 07:12:41 pm
I hate math teachers, too. But hey, somehow I did almost no homework, got 80% average for tests, and got out of Algebra with a C.

Add up the scores, rub it in her face, tell the principal she's an evil bitch who gives you a 60 when you should be on the honor roll (from the looks of that grade), and so on. But here's another thing. Maybe she feels you don't participate (bull, I know, but many teachers I know give poor grades if you sleep in their class, even if you do the homework and are great on tests. ... hi.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 10, 2008, 07:24:56 pm
In high school I never did a single piece of Homework in math, I just got perfects on tests and projects. I had teachers trying to fail me when test/quizzes and project make up any where to 70%-90%(depending on the class) for the total grade. They don't like people doing as well if not better then everyone else when you doing less work., which I understand to an extent.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 10, 2008, 07:30:32 pm
But that's the thing, i'm doing all the work. And I'm not a wallflower, I answer questions when I feel like it. I stilll can't understand why she's doing it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 10, 2008, 07:45:51 pm
Bring it to the principal. You do all your work, you answer questions, and you get a D?! Unless you're not telling us something, your teacher hates your guts and is biased. I hate biased teachers! Like there was a girl in a theatre class with my sister. She ALWAYS got the lead parts SIMPLY BECAUSE her parent was on the school board. She sucked, too. I hate it when a teacher says, 'You talk lots first day. I hate you. YOU don't answer questions. I hate you. YOU! Yes, you! You look funny first day. I HATE YOU MOST.' I've had teachers do a similar thing. It's like they're out to get you!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 11, 2008, 10:09:02 am
Well, be careful. If you jump the chain of command too much, it will make her hate you more. First, meet with her, show her your calculations, make sure she knows that you have the documentation to back it up, and ask her to explain how she got such a low score. It might be something very simple that she just isn't thinking to consider (like she forgot to record the scores from all your tests, or she averaged incorrectly, etc). If that doesn't work, then it is the time to show her what the chain of command is:

"You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here!"
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 11, 2008, 06:50:41 pm
Yeah, so I'm giving up my lunch hour tomorrow to go take a make up test I've already aced to get my grade back up to it's rightful percentage (91.2% thank you very much).

Still, I'm mad. I'll probably switch my class if I get the chance..

And I have Crew practice after school tomorrow, so I'll be a rowin' and a runnin' on an empty stomach. Awesome.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on September 13, 2008, 09:25:19 am
Lugaborg in FFIVDS is impossible to beat.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on September 13, 2008, 10:16:18 am
use 2 elixers on him when he casts reverse magic on ya and hes dead

the final dungeon on ffiv ds is impossible lol
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 15, 2008, 11:53:12 am
Idiopathic Central Serous Retinopathy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_serous_retinopathy). Nothing like knowing that stress is causing the macula in your eye to detach, which has the possibility to make you effectively blind, to make you less stressed.

Though on the plus side, it was a highly fascinating experience, looking back (I could see the blood vessels in my own eye as the doctor was looking in it; that was awesome). Hopefully it just wont happen again.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 15, 2008, 12:46:15 pm
Hey, it's gone now, right? If anyone remembers last December, when I was going to get eye surgery, my eyes were all messed up.

Guess what?

They're messed up again. *sigh*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 15, 2008, 12:51:19 pm
Aye, the flashing blind spots in my vision are gone.

Suck about your eyes (though no, I don't recall last December when you were getting eye surgery). Mind if I ask what was/is wrong with them?

Eye problems in general are rather craptacular.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 15, 2008, 12:57:40 pm
It's actually somewhere in this thread. My eye muscles are weak, particularly in the middle of my eyes. So when I'm focusing with one eye (a bad habit of mine), the focused eye looks straight at the focused object. Like this bottle of water next to me. However, the unfocused eye wanders off to look at the wall.

When I was five, the doctors cut open my eyes and loosened the muscles on the outside (towards my ears) of my eyes. That worked for about ten years. Until December of last year. As they had operated as much as they could on the OUTSIDE of my eyes, they cut into the inside (near my nose) of my eyes and tightened the muscles. I can now see it coming back. It's not that big of a deal anymore, but if I freak out my friends with my 'lizard eyes' as they call it, I don't know what to do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 16, 2008, 02:40:58 am
Bastard, He's pulling Kaity out of classes to go out, have fun, meeting his family and now she, who was an great student with grades to back it, is have trouble in her classes because shes gone. She says she's "Hurting herself now to help them in the end."


Selfish Dick.


EDIT: Yay for Screwing up and further damaging my relationship with her! I sent her a text mentioning how jealous I was. CAN'T GET IT BACK!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 16, 2008, 09:21:59 am
Has she replied yet? If you care about this girl, I doubt she'll be that mad. This guy's a dick, and I'm oretty sure she knows that just as well as you do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on September 16, 2008, 11:03:54 pm
Kebrel, you have just done the right thing by telling her that you were jelous of him. maybe she'll either confront you about the text or reply back if neither happens then you will have to go another step and confront her yourself and tell her she is in a negitive relationship and the best thing for both of them is to stop this relationship. Refrain from calling the guy a dick and use his name also tell her essentally that if you give a man a fish he has food for a day teach a man to fish he has food for life. In other words she has to stop going so much out of the way to see him so she can get her life back on track to a bright and bountiful future.

   Also it sounds like this guy skips class alot so you might want to tell her that this relation ship is not healthy. I have known people that sound like this guy and crave for attention from their boyfriend/girlfriend and usuallly end up doing somthing harmful to the victum of this parasitic relationship which includes rape so keep pushing the issue also if you can tell me more about this guy I can see what advice can save your friend from this relationship. you can also tell her that if the guy persists in taking her places then she is in a very bad relationship and needs to get out then and there and make sure that the break up is in a publiuc vecinity or she is with friends so just incase this guy gets any ideas that she is safe from harm.

    On a side note: my advice olny comes from pure knowledge and experience with helping people. also I had a girlfriend who broke up with me because I was not giving her enough attention so although i was dumped I was dumped for wanting to give her space and not seem like this guy. from this i conclude that keeping a relationship that is healthy and happy is one of the hardest things ever come to existence.

  Tell us how it goes Ok
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 17, 2008, 02:16:48 am
No, I was in the wrong. Theres helping some one see the light, and then there is forcing it. If she doesn't want to leave then I shouldn't force it, no one should. It is her choice, thats one thing I will always support, choice. When and if she is in trouble I be there, but I shouldn't hound her.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 17, 2008, 06:41:21 am
Yeah, people have to make & learn from their own mistakes sometimes...Beyond telling them you love them & will be there for them when they need it, there's not much you can do. Other people, even close friends or ex-loves, aren't your responsibility.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 23, 2008, 04:00:21 am
Fucking doctors.

"Well, in the case of your condition, if you were to get into an accident, your organs would most certainly scar up, slowly killing you."

Solution?

"Don't get into a wreck."
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 23, 2008, 04:37:34 am
Wisdom of the ages.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 26, 2008, 06:53:22 pm
My computer is my most frustrating thing.

It's slow.

It needs updates.

It's too slow to update.

My internet is a bitch.

Just... general shit.

-Slow. I'm reading something on Firefox. Firefox goes unresponsive. Then comes back up. It takes forever to start up and shut down. I can boot up and log into my account, then go downstairs and clean my cat's litterbox and it won't be done starting up.
-Updates. It's an old thing. It runs XP. *gasp* Five years old, maybe.
-Slow and update. I want to update to the new Windows Media. It takes forever. I still haven't.
-Internet is a bitch. We live in an apartment complex and there's a general wireless internet connection, 'linksys'. The government doesn't do Comcast. However, my family does. So, if I go on the internet and I'm hooked up to my family's network, I can check my email. I can go to the Compendium. I can shoot cats if I want! If I'm hooked up to linksys, though, Comcast prompts me to set up Comcast. So I can't do anything internet related when our network is a bitch.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 28, 2008, 05:36:14 am
I'm starting to fucking hate this cellphone's internet. It's as slow as hell.

Fuck this, I'm going to bed.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 28, 2008, 05:05:54 pm
Hey, guess what? My internet is WORSE now! I thought it was bad only having to connect to the family network. Now, though, I CAN'T connect to it! How am I posting this? My mom's compie. Compie is faster than Mouse. However, his stuff is much more beaten up. I go to scroll down a page.

WHERE IS MY SCROLLWHEEL?!?!

I go to press up to fix a mistake earlier in a post.

WHERE IS THE UP KEY?!?!

I want my scrollwheel and my up key! And even if I couldn't have the up key, I could probably fit my pinky in the little hole.

NOT ANYMORE!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: tushantin on September 29, 2008, 09:01:06 am
THE &$(i^$(*$) MY BRAIN CELLS ARE DEAD!! X.X Can't think anymore! No more creative ideas... mind all blank... CALL MY LAWYER!!

And what's with too much time yet not enough? >_<

>_> And I absolutely adore teaflower's avatar, darn you!!!

..........................

XD There, now I feel better. *bows, walks to a cafe* No hard feelings, I know all of it is my own problem. Well, ranting anyway in a ranting thread.

Darn it, why on earth ain't C++ easy?!?! D=
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on September 29, 2008, 03:16:21 pm
Darn it, why on earth ain't C++ easy?!?! D=

Because pointers are more power than most men can be trusted with.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 29, 2008, 06:52:15 pm
You love the teaflower avi? ... for some reason, it keeps coming up as Rinoa for me. I want to see more Mewtwo! Sailor Saturn! I want more awesome things!!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: 4th Triforce piece on September 30, 2008, 02:12:58 am
I am frustrated that FF.net won't let me in and I can't reregister or it says I am trying to duplicate my account.  (insert cuss word here)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 30, 2008, 02:18:33 am
You love the teaflower avi? ... for some reason, it keeps coming up as Rinoa for me. I want to see more Mewtwo! Sailor Saturn! I want more awesome things!!!!
Wait, do you have it where it changes?

EDIT: HOLY SHIT IT CHANGES! I always though you had a schizophrenia or something.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 30, 2008, 02:35:23 am
(http://seiryuulostmymusic.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/facepalm.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 30, 2008, 03:00:23 am
(http://seiryuulostmymusic.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/facepalm.jpg)

ANIME FAILS FAIL THEMSELVES!

You sir get...
(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/princeno.gif)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on September 30, 2008, 03:11:16 am

ANIME FAILS FAIL THEMSELVES!

You sir get...
(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/princeno.gif)
But Phoenix wins them all
(http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/1/1f/NO_U.png)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on September 30, 2008, 03:38:42 am
How shall I counter this?

Oh! With Phoenix Wrong!

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Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on September 30, 2008, 11:53:56 am
C'mon, people, even this thread requires a self-moderated spam-filtration method to posting. <-My current frustration, thank you very much~!! >_<
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 30, 2008, 05:32:15 pm
Wait, do you have it where it changes?

EDIT: HOLY SHIT IT CHANGES! I always though you had a schizophrenia or something.
[/quote]Me? Schizo? Maybe. I'm pretty sure I'm bipolar, though. That's LIKE schizophrenia. But wackier. Daily my mood swings so drastically it's scary. I'm better now than when I was when I was little. I distinctly remember in fourth grade sitting under a table in a class and crying my eyes out. I'm actually not allowed to go to that public school system anymore! Like Catholic church. They don't believe people like me are true children of god.

Anyway.

I still can't get to my internet from my own computer. Sigh. I don't bother to turn it on anymore. The only reason I use my compie anymore is to write and listen to music. Good news is my mom's compie is fast and I have a cat in my arms! ... ow. Not anymore.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on September 30, 2008, 05:42:28 pm
I still can't get to my internet from my own computer. Sigh. I don't bother to turn it on anymore. The only reason I use my compie anymore is to write and listen to music. Good news is my mom's compie is fast and I have a cat in my arms! ... ow. Not anymore.

Actually, I'd like to have a computer not connected to the internet at all. It is hard to dedicate myself to work when there is information to learn, out there, tempting me. Now if you'll excuse me, I must go look up the glass transition states of random plastics, like polyethylene. Why? Because its there, and it is information. Besides, plastics are an incredibly interesting topic.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on September 30, 2008, 05:50:56 pm
I've had that problem as well. To do my awesome Latin report that Magister has yet to grade that includes Chrono Trigger, I forcefully had to remove myself from the internet. We have wireless, so I just pulled out the connector. It worked fine after I put it back in.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 30, 2008, 07:48:39 pm
Haha, you guys and your "Getting work done". Me? I spend ass long as possible on the grand ol' internets. Any school reports/projects/etc. will be done AFTER. Internetz come first.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on October 01, 2008, 03:41:18 pm
im in pain ...:(
my back kills
i bent down to open a cupboard and it hurt
i picked summat up and it hurts and now im sitting on the sofa and it hurts ! :x
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 01, 2008, 04:06:42 pm
Bleh, back pain is the worst pain. If you can, I'd highly recommend seeing about a doctor's visit (even if just a chiropracter).

Hope you feel better soon, at least.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Yourgingerestfan on October 01, 2008, 04:14:29 pm
thank you i will book an appointment it really hurts when i cough as well
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 01, 2008, 07:24:51 pm
Guys and back pain. Ha.

Well, my internet is still a bitch, my French teacher has it out for my friend Alton (he has a lot of trouble pronouncing the words correctly. I take it upon myself to help him out as much as possible), AND Rosie hates me now. I can't touch her without the fear of her biting my fingers.

Good news is the awesome Latin Report came back. Aside from a typo and a minor grammar mistake (teacher didn't notice), I got a 50 out of a possible 50. Only other kid in my class to do so?

Parker.

I will get you, Parker! You and your perfection in everything you do shall come to an end!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 02, 2008, 11:14:39 am
"The official in charge of guarding against fraud and forgery in Iran's upcoming presidential elections says he submitted a phony Oxford law degree as evidence of his qualifications for the job." ~ LA Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/10/iran-official-a.html)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on October 02, 2008, 11:24:58 am
Bleh, back pain is the worst pain.

Tooth pain is worse!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 02, 2008, 11:35:43 am
Tooth pain is worse!

Well if we want to be technical, kidney stones are generally said to be the worst pain possible (worse than childbirth, even).

But tooth pain?! Come'on, that's weak. Pull the tooth and you are good to go. Back pain, however, can debilitate a person for the rest of their life.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on October 02, 2008, 12:25:06 pm
Kidney stones I can see ranking pretty damn high, but I have severe doubts it surpasses natural childbirth.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 02, 2008, 02:13:53 pm
I'm a bit dubious myself, but that is what those experienced in both tell me. Supposedly child birth is less painful because the pain comes in waves, so you get a break in between. Kidney Stones, not so much. And then there is the fact that people who just gave birth are essentially high on oxytocin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin), so I'm sure that always skews there perspective a bit.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 02, 2008, 06:57:50 pm
I don't think I've met anyone who's had kidney stones. But my mom's into watching those baby shows, and the ladies who have natural births are always screaming. Plus, consider this: Back in Victorian ages, us women had to have a bunch of kids with NO medicine to make the pain stop.

I'm STILL upset about my computer. My brother is a jackass. I'm pretty sure he thinks he's perfect and the rest of us are the flawed underlings. If I did half the shit he did, I would be in a hospital. Funnily enough, he's been doing the same jackassy type shit for 21 years. He still lives with us.

I'm also upset because I couldn't post my SoY yesterday. My mom's computer randomly crashes. It says something about a physical memory dump.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 02, 2008, 07:54:04 pm
No problem. I've been tracking mine offline in a text file, but now that I have Internet I'll start posting again.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 02, 2008, 08:57:27 pm
I've just been too lazy to update it in my free time, and by free time I mean the 20 minutes out of everyday in which school isn't eating at my life energy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 03, 2008, 05:42:34 am
For a while now, I've been wondering where I'll spend election night. With friends? At a party? With family?

Then I remembered, I have a night class.

That class had better be prepared for me to receive an important text message and subsequently shout.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 03, 2008, 04:40:02 pm
No theater in this city is showing Religulous.

...

I am in the land of Joe Sixpacks and Hockey Moms, after all...

It also now seems that my church friends are avoiding me on Facebook since I became a vocal Obama supporter. Glad to know our fun experiences ultimately mean nothing.

(http://purgatorio1.com/wp-content/pics/cowboychurch0.jpg)

This godforsaken world...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 03, 2008, 05:11:46 pm
I hate woman voters. I can say this because I'm not a voter. You see, they're so stupid sometimes. It's like, 'Oh, a woman is running for president but her ideas are stupid? I'll vote for her! Oh, a woman has been chosen as the VP nominee? I'll vote for him because when he dies, we'll have a woman in office! Even though said woman isn't very intelligent and the dude doesn't do anything for me!"

GAH!

It's stupid how we judge each other for our opinions and our race and our gender. You know what, ZeaLitY? If your friends avoid you for your choice of president, screw them, they aren't good friends!

Speaking of which, I actually asked someone here if they were you. They're a weird Chrono freak. Oh, well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 03, 2008, 05:19:36 pm
Well, Sarah Palin's less popular among women than men right now, so I guess you can start hating sexist men, too. Yeah ,they...I'm disappointed in them. It just really sucks to have childhood friends be so fair-weathered.

I did tell someone I'm ZeaLitY last night, so I wonder how that's going to go over. Unfortunately, I still haven't met anyone who has played CT and CC and KNOWS about the Chrono Compendium.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on October 03, 2008, 10:05:45 pm
I did tell someone I'm ZeaLitY last night, so I wonder how that's going to go over. Unfortunately, I still haven't met anyone who has played CT and CC and KNOWS about the Chrono Compendium.

It's funny, I read that in a sort of "I told someone I'm Spider-Man last night" way. Hope it doesn't end up messy, though.

I don't think I've met anyone in this country who has played CT or CC besides the friends I made play it. Then again, it's Ireland, where RPG fans are scarce and CT and CC were never released.

Frustrating me lately: Constant delays on our fucking tumble dryer being delivered. Delayed every week, sometimes twice.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 03, 2008, 10:07:08 pm
I'm considering asking them if they're anyone ELSE really well-versed here. Like KebreI or Thought. Or... someone else who's name eludes me at the time.

The most fun thing to play with is Play-Doh. Too bad it won't stay for long. I made a Play-Doh Magus. He's so cute. Even though his right leg is bigger than his left and his boots and gloves are off. Plus, he doesn't use the color scheme I usually use (GOLD PANTS YES). And he has no face. But he's cute!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on October 03, 2008, 10:12:11 pm
I'm considering asking them if they're anyone ELSE really well-versed here. Like KebreI or Thought. Or... someone else who's name eludes me at the time.

Imagine if they replied "teaflower" and you ended up in a scary Chrono plot involving time travel...

The most fun thing to play with is Play-Doh. Too bad it won't stay for long. I made a Play-Doh Magus. He's so cute. Even though his right leg is bigger than his left and his boots and gloves are off. Plus, he doesn't use the color scheme I usually use (GOLD PANTS YES). And he has no face. But he's cute!

That's just awesome.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 03, 2008, 10:30:28 pm
Yes, but he's hard to take care of. His hair came off. Now his head fell off. *facepalm* Ah! There's his leg. His arms and cape are doing well, though.

If they could instantly recognize me as Tea, I'd eat my backpack. And my friend's hat.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 05, 2008, 02:20:01 am
Since nightmare975 is my moniker, plus I've shown my face, someone is bound to one day meet me on the streets.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 05, 2008, 04:03:30 am
It's 3 AM right now, I'm about to leave my house. My mother and stepfather have been fighting all day, and I recently was dragged into the middle of it. I hate this place, nothing good ever happens here. I'm sneaking out into a nearby wooded area I've discovered, a place were I can find peace in myself.

Yet I have to come back, day after day... Ugh.

Just 3 more years. 3 more years and I can get out of this hellhole. 3 more years...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 05, 2008, 03:09:47 pm
Yikes. I hate it when adults drag us kids into their arguments. Hopefully your stepdad won't walk out on your family and then manipulate you to feel bad for him when he winds up in an impoverished neighborhood.

I haven't even touched my computer. Not just because it's slow, but because the general area around it is a mess and I'm sick and tired of picking it up.

Magus's head had fallen off and his legs are cracked. Haven't found a camera. My mother has decided that when we have monies, I'm getting my hair cut. Right now, it goes down to the middle of my back. When it's cut, my hair will be SHOULDER LENGTH. There's an old picture of me with shoulder length hair.

We call it the Shannfro.

My hair curled up on itself and made an afro of my red hair. It drove me nuts. I hated Lori for that. She's responsible for the Shannfro, my first tasting of beer, my first experience with contacts, and the loss of my copy of Pokemon Sapphire. Mind you, all of these things were when I was 13.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: 4th Triforce piece on October 07, 2008, 10:33:59 pm
I wanna beat the heck out of FF.NET cause they won't let me in thinking I have an invalid user name and password combo yet my user name is the same as here.     I tried to reregister but it says I already have an account.  (http://www.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/1087.gif)    I don't get it.   (http://www.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/338.gif)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 07, 2008, 11:39:15 pm
Getting a good score on something when you know you should have done better. It is like coming in second in a race; you are the first looser. It is irritating, like listening to two fanatics of the opposite political party "discuss" the presidential candidates.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 07, 2008, 11:58:39 pm
I wanna beat the heck out of FF.NET cause they won't let me in thinking I have an invalid user name and password combo yet my user name is the same as here.     I tried to reregister but it says I already have an account.  (http://www.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/1087.gif)    I don't get it.   (http://www.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/338.gif)

Maybe your SN isn't as unique as you thought.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 08, 2008, 12:00:22 am
Maybe you should just put Quadforce, like I said. Or maybe just put Wanker. It fits.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 08, 2008, 12:16:49 am
I got marked off on a paper today for calling the current situation the "Economic Crisis of 2008". The grader marked asserted that "crisis is a loaded word."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_crisis_of_2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subprime_mortgage_crisis

But I forgot: I'm living in Texas. Wingnuts have no need of reality; they create their own.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 08, 2008, 12:59:07 am
Final Financial Crisis Core MMVIII

I guess "Final" would be even more loaded, huh...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 08, 2008, 05:26:27 am
Loaded, yes.

True, totally.

Look at the facts people. WWI Germany. World military superpower. Economic fallout occurred and they lost a war. Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Japan. Economic fallout in those countries caused their collapse.

THE USS FUCKING R. Military Ridiculous-power (beyond superpower and uberpower) fell due to AN ECONOMIC FALLOUT.

Is the United States of America next?

I think so friends. Time to move to Australia.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 08, 2008, 07:57:01 am
Quote
I got marked off on a paper today for calling the current situation the "Economic Crisis of 2008". The grader marked asserted that "crisis is a loaded word."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_crisis_of_2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subprime_mortgage_crisis

But I forgot: I'm living in Texas. Wingnuts have no need of reality; they create their own.

Most scholars and "teachers" don't acknowledge wikipedia as a viable source of information.  if you quoted that in your paper that could have had some impact on their logic.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 08, 2008, 08:18:40 am
Wasn't quoted or cited at all. That's just, as far as I've read in news and literature, the name of what's going down right now.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on October 08, 2008, 09:17:05 am
The current crisis will go in the history books, for the kids and grandkids of the people of today.

That is bullshit.  Appeal the mark.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 08, 2008, 09:43:34 am
Yup...  History books is where this is headed.  Gotta love the greed of humanity. 

Let's just hope it doesn't get worse (which it ultimately will in order to get better) so we can move past it and not repeat the same mistakes in the foreseeable future (which I also have a hard time believing).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 08, 2008, 11:34:56 am
The current crisis will go in the history books, for the kids and grandkids of the people of today.

I'm sorry, I just have to ask: what does that even mean? I feel like I am missing some meaning that you are trying to convey.

Where else would this be heading except the history books? History does tend to contain past events, this event will eventually be in the past; it seems obvious and irrelevant to say that the economic crisis is heading towards history books. Sort of like saying that the discoveries that will be made at CERN will be headed towards science books.

Of course this will go in the history books. The real question is, if "the kids and grandkids of the people of today" will even bother educating themselves on this in order to avoid the same behaviors, or if they'll ignore history and repeat this all again (assuming a simple model, it would happen when some of us might still be alive and retired on a limited income; thanks a lot, grandkids).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on October 08, 2008, 11:47:10 am
Of course it is going to be history, as is everything that is in the past is "history".  Some items are more prominent than others though and are studied in school.  That is what "going in the history books" was supposed to mean.  Is that clear enough for you?

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 08, 2008, 01:17:36 pm
Sorry, I wasn't clear. My point was, you're being melodramatic. Of course the crisis will be in the history books. But regardless of its "prominence" in history, it will be just as easy for people to ignore as any other part of history. Instead of saying that this will be one for the history books, you should be saying that people need to read their history books. The only way for people to regard these events with the gravity they deserve is for them to be aware of them in the first place. Under the current situation, to say that this is one for the history books is the same as saying it is one to be forgotten and ignored. I suspect that is not the ultimate meaning you were intending to convey.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 08, 2008, 07:22:40 pm
You know, it feels like what's going on with the economy is just some big storm. It'll blow over. Sure, we'll remember, but right now we're making too much of a big deal of it.

How sad is it that I had a nightmare last night that V_Translanka told me to stop whining in this thread?
How sad is it that I'm not sure if it was dream or reality?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 08, 2008, 07:31:29 pm
I'd only tell you to stop whining if you were trying to crack stupid jokes or just generally being spammy/annoying...And even then, I'd probably only do it tongue-in-cheek...;)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 08, 2008, 08:19:58 pm
It was freaky, though! Maybe it's my fear of being called a newb. Or n00b. Whichever. I think that's why I hated Boo. He posted too much for a new person. I felt threatened.  :D
... I have problems.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 08, 2008, 10:18:11 pm
Should've been here when I came in the picture. I made sure I posted EVERYWHERE. Even if it was a topic concerning tampons and the menstrual cycle, I would find a way to make an input.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on October 08, 2008, 10:41:02 pm
Then you made an alt to show how much you hate spamming, and It was obvious to everyone it was you.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 09, 2008, 12:08:03 am
Everyone was a n00b at one point...there's a difference between being just a new n00b and being an ignorant n00b. Except for me. I was born 1337.

>_>
<_<
>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 09, 2008, 04:06:41 am
Well ladies and gents, it's happened again.

If you have looked in my signature recently you have noticed that I once had a Diablo II: LOD Character that was a level 51 Necromancer. He died bravely in Nightmare mode.

Compendium, it has happened again. Due to a lack of my friends playing with me and a number of damned rookie mistakes I have lost YET ANOTHER Necromancer. This time to Duriel at level 22. I was a perfectly built Skelemancer up to that point. Duriel had five health left, was poisoned, and had killed all of my minions. I got selfish, tried to town portal out, and got pwnt.

*sigh* I wish Battlefield 2 would hurry up in the mail so I don't have to keep doing this to myself until Diablo III comes out.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 09, 2008, 04:07:58 am
asdrhhaghsghshgh updating the Compendium is such an incredible mind trip...

Like, we've got this Chrono Cross stat analysis. But gameplay isn't my strongpoint, so I've referred it to a few people to have it checked out; if it passes, it'll be a feature. But someone addressed concerns, so now I've forwarded it back to the author.

I hate not being able to cross things off my to-do list immediately, or having these awful decisions. The site's "Imminent Goals" thing is exploding at the speed of light, and adding fan art and fan fiction saps a lot of time, too. God, I can only imagine what CT DS will be like, and trying to have a new script made, and then compared, and then new content on the dungeons, new plot revelations from Kato...

I guess this means we have to finish the analysis review before then, so we've got to wrap up loose ends on a million things, including Pocket Dimension. And since Chrono'99 isn't around to make his promised defense of it, I have to decide whether to kill it and remove it from Compendium literature...

jlagskjhgo what a HAEADAAACHEHFE
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on October 09, 2008, 04:17:28 am
Delegate, its the most useful and most frighting thing to do with a task that need completion.  Need help w/ something such finding Fan art/fic or this Chrono Cross stat analysis I might be of assistance. Other stuff such as uploading information Chrono Theory, and site maintenance only a few of us here can do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 09, 2008, 10:31:21 am
Everyone was a n00b at one point...there's a difference between being just a new n00b and being an ignorant n00b. Except for me. I was born 1337.

Your 671 years old? Holy crap in a basket!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 09, 2008, 01:17:07 pm
Everyone was a n00b at one point...there's a difference between being just a new n00b and being an ignorant n00b. Except for me. I was born 1337.

Your 671 years old? Holy crap in a basket!
And I though Sprigg was ridiculously old.   :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on October 09, 2008, 02:52:24 pm
pffffft, '671' isn't a word...unless...6acon, 1ettuce, 7omato? Mmmmm...617...*drools*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 09, 2008, 03:30:00 pm
My damn phone is being a douche. I can't send ringtones to it, yet I can send them to my brother's fine.

We have the same type of phone.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 12, 2008, 07:09:59 pm
I hate my neighbors. We walk out to our car and we're gonna go to Dunkin' Donuts, right? Before we leave the residence, we realize that someone had the nerve to stick a piece of blue gum on our windshield. That's just disgusting, I'm sorry.

On top of this, my rage at the Catholic church has resurfaced. No hard feelings for those who believe in it, but I despise it. When I was little, they threw me out of Sunday school because of my 'disability'. They said that people like me couldn't handle the responsibility of being one of God's children. Ha. If a girl with type 1 (now type 2) bipolar can't be a child of God, why can men who want sex with little boys be? I recently learned that on top of that, one of the papers in the bulletin had gruesome images of aborted babies in it. Apparently, my dad brought it home after taking either me, my sis, or my bro there. We were young then! Like, really young!

IMO, mother's should have a choice in the matter of aborting their babies. What if you were FORCED to have a baby (rape!)? What if you couldn't adequately support it? What if you realized that the world was overcrowded and you didn't want to add to the problem by sending off a baby you don't want to an adoption center?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 12, 2008, 07:35:58 pm
Bipolar...

So you know when you're in a hypomanic state, and when you're in a depressive one? How does hypomania feel?

I ask because the strokes of my life seem to come in prolonged good or bad moods; still, all come with identifiable causes, so I've never questioned whether it's something like that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 12, 2008, 07:39:09 pm
Well, hypomania is like, "I'm going to do something. Yeah! I'll plan this and that and I'll trounce everyone to do it and I'm happy and--" DEPRESSION. *cry*

For me, it comes in sudden cycles. I'm at my worst in April. But I do experience some times of actual normal emotions. Not often. But sometimes.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 12, 2008, 08:20:27 pm
Can you ever predict, or yeah, they're sudden?

Sometimes I think that my visualization of the springtime of youth is flipping the ON switch for hypomania. That's exactly how I would describe the feeling I sometimes have and wish to experience constantly. Everything is doable; I can attack any task with relentless zeal; my power is only limited by my imagination and dreams.

And then depressive moods are like, deep introspection, exploring as deeply as possible my negative feelings to uncover what's bothering me. If it's something concrete, problem solved; if it's something like general discouragement or fatigue, they can last for a while.

Is it roughly the same, or what's different in your case?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 13, 2008, 10:26:00 am
People who are unable to admit that they are wrong.
Indeed, people who are unable to even entertain the thought that they might be wrong.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 13, 2008, 01:21:55 pm
Thought: Hell yeah. *coughbrothercough* If he says that we're poor because my sister eats tofu again, I'm going to kill something. Hopefully him. We're still looking for our beef. It seems to keep going missing... as well as the chicken and MY CHINESE DAMMIT.

ZeaLitY: It really is pretty sudden. Usually, it's on some obscure part of my life. Like, for example, a school project. I made out this deep elaborate plan and I kept pushing towards it until everything just crashed. I got a C+ on the project. Everything crashed mainly because of my generosity. One of my friends couldn't get their project going, so we became partners.
Don't get me started on my obsession problems.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 15, 2008, 08:34:30 pm
This morning was the strangest, yet most memorable point of my pitiful life.

I went to a friends house last night for a party. It was pretty late, so I stayed the night. While I was there, I met this beautiful girl. She had gorgeous black hair, a natural tan, and the most striking smile. We talked for a while, and when everyone else slept, we continued to talk. As the sun was rising, she placed her hand on my leg and smiled. I leaned close to her, she leaned back, and we ended up laying in each others arms. We kissed for a moment, before she got up and said she couldn't go any further. I told her that I understood and said goodbye.

Problem is, I don't know her name(nor does she know mine) but I know I must find her!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on October 15, 2008, 09:36:58 pm
Sounds like you have more of a wonderful goal rather than frustration on your hands. You should ask people you know from the party, you're bound to find out her name.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 16, 2008, 01:09:53 am
Hurry it up. You don't want to suffer regret. Trust me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 16, 2008, 02:34:15 am
I've been calling some friends, most of them don't know who I'm talking about, others just saw here, but don't know her.

WTF!?

She has to be somebody's friend!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 16, 2008, 05:29:17 am
I plan to move this conversation over to my springtime of youth topic once it's aproved.

turns out someone saw here leave with someone from the party(duh). I've got a location, now to pursue.

still don't know her name. Strange.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 20, 2008, 04:12:51 pm
"I didn't budget for training." ~ Recipient of a training grant.

I am not sure which is worse; that the individual applied for a training grant but did not properly budget for training (and did not realize that training is a primary component of training grants), or that the government, seeing such a budget in the grant application and seeing that it lacked allocations for training, awarded this individual money-for-training regardless.

What next? Off-road vehicles that can't be driven on harsh terrain? Water-soluble boats?! Voting booths with the latest issue of What-The-Crap-Monthly but no ballots!!

Every time I hear something like this, I die just a little bit more inside.
"If it wasn't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 20, 2008, 04:43:58 pm
It's ridiculous what we think of today. It's stupid and pointless. One of my biggest qualms with the world today is all the children's toys out there. What it seems to be saying to me is that parents no longer have time to teach their child to read or write or count or do math anymore. They just give them these stupid talking books that read for them or a ridiculously expensive toy that they'll never use that'll teach them to count. I say we go back to hand painted wooden blocks and Jacob's Ladders. This way, we know our children are safe (we can check for lead paint ourselves) and it's just fun. Classic story books. No! No books! We make up our stories! Babar was just a story a mother told her sick son! We make up our own stories and we stretch the imagination of ourselves AND our children! That's what I'll do when I have babies!

... I was going to say something else. I forgot what, though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 20, 2008, 05:35:48 pm
Yeah, but then you'll have people like me who will make up crap to tell their kids. Like, every time it rains, it is because they made God cry. Or that the ocean is salty because it is full of whale piss. Or that clouds are really just large collections of farts.

Luckily my wife has veto power over what I tell any kids we might have ;)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 20, 2008, 08:08:17 pm
See, I plan on being a good mommy. The big problem seems to be the general not caringness of raising our children today. Hell, Sarah Palin has a kid who has Down Syndrome and she's running for Vice President of the country!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 21, 2008, 12:16:28 am
Well at the same time from what I understand she's done a lot of work for a few down syndrome organizations. I don't necessarily think she's a bad mother for that, I think she's a bad mother for calling her daughter's first kid hers. *LE GASP*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on October 21, 2008, 08:20:29 am
Or that the ocean is salty because it is full of whale piss.

They told me that the foam that washes up on the beach was dolphin spit.  and I believed...for quite a while.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 21, 2008, 05:05:24 pm
I remember being told Fortune Cookie fortunes only worked if you ate the fortune itself. I did this until I was twelve years old.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 21, 2008, 05:12:45 pm
Yeah, I just don't like Palin. She and McCain just seem to be making shit up as they go along. One minute, he says he won't increase spending, then she says that they'll give money to Down Syndrome organizations. The whole thing with Palin's daughter is stupid. Doesn't Jesus say that you shouldn't have sex before marriage? So, why then is it okay for a teenager to have a baby when she's not married and still in school? I-is she EXEMPT from the Lord's rule because she says she'll do something?! I don't GET Christians! GAH!

So, I'm going to have a baby. I was raised in a Christian family and the father of my baby says he'll marry me when I'm out of school, but until then he'll help support my family. So, that's okay? My mom can now go off and run for Vice Principal? How am I different from Palin's daughter? Oh, right, I'M POOR.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 24, 2008, 09:57:40 am
I wish the ceilings weren't so thin in this apartment complex. I know exactly when the guy above me is having sex or masturbating because of rhythmic floorboard squeaking.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on October 24, 2008, 10:37:36 am
Ugh... disgusting.

I'm sorry, but that post went so hilariously well with your Grimmjow-staring-up avatar.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 24, 2008, 10:51:26 am
Hahaha, so it does!

(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/grimmsex.png)

SHUUUUUUUUUT UUUUUUUUUUUP!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on October 24, 2008, 02:55:16 pm
I used to live under a fellow who played guitar. Normally it didn't bother me, since it was pretty low in volume by the time it made it through the floor/ceiling, but if it was getting late I'd bang on the ceiling and he'd usually get the message. Once, he started playing Stairway to Heaven. When I realized this, I stopped mid-sentence in the conversation I was having and yelled up "No Stairway!" He started playing something else.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 24, 2008, 10:11:16 pm
Eww.... icky...

Hey, remember that thing about me having a date? Guy ditched me. Bastard. It makes me feel insignificant and hopeless. I mean, it feels like I did something wrong, even though I did nothing wrong to my knowledge. He told me to wait outside the gate of the football field and I waited. I waited for half an hour. I got a nice cup of hot cocoa and a Rice Krispies treat (one was actually free!) and I waited. I watched a bunch of red and white (school colors) balloons go up into the sky and a bunch get caught on a ledge and I waited. My sister hopped around me because she was cold and I waited. I shot the breeze with some guy outside the stadium and I waited. I heard a senior butcher the national anthem and I waited. I got creeped out by the guy in front of the stadium and I waited. No Brandon. No Ishmael (his friend). No no one. *sigh* Good news is that I saw my friend Alton via FATV. They showed him banging on the drums.

Did I do something wrong?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 25, 2008, 12:31:05 am
My sound editing software apparently was a trial. Damnit.

Anyone know a good (and not trial) sound editing software? You can send me a link (or torrent)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 25, 2008, 12:45:26 am
What were you using? Audacity? As lon as you don't ask to search for updates, it should work without needing to be bought.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 25, 2008, 12:54:08 am
What were you using? Audacity? As lon as you don't ask to search for updates, it should work without needing to be bought.

I was using WavePad.

I'll look at Audacity.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on October 27, 2008, 02:35:40 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heAIxHqeORU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heAIxHqeORU)

Japan, Europe, and Australia get it but not the US.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 27, 2008, 10:38:33 am
Did I do something wrong?

No, you didn't do anything wrong. There are only a handful of things in the world that can justify a guy standing a girl up for anything.

1) He was killed. If he is still alive, chances are he's a punk.
2) He is really a superhero and was called away to stop a disaster. Did you happen to see any searchlights shining weird shapes onto clouds?
3) A family emergency (someone else died, fell deathly ill, voted for Nadir, etc.). But even then, it is good form to let you know somehow.

I suppose there might be a few other justifiable occurrences, like UFO abduction, that I have forgotten about, but no; when you get stood up, it is never anything you did, because nothing you could do could justify a guy behavior in such a poor manner. It is inexcusable.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 27, 2008, 09:00:00 pm
Now that you mention it, I saw kleig lights... maybe Super Brandon the Sonic Wannabe had to run somewhere.

What's worse is he avoided me today. I go to breakfast and I tell his friend Ishmael to tell him I want to talk with him. I don't see him all day, but I know he was there. He takes the same bus as Ishmael, so he should've been at breakfast. I know he was there because I saw him going to his house. I'm SO going to hurt him now.

I'm also ridiculously tired and upset.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on October 27, 2008, 09:09:19 pm
The guy is horrifyingly immature. The fact he is avoiding you means he knows what he did was wrong so there maybe hope teach him proper manners.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 27, 2008, 09:10:32 pm
If he doesn't talk tomorrow, I'm going to introduce his genitals to my foot and his face to my fist! Ugh!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 28, 2008, 12:29:42 pm
If he doesn't talk tomorrow, I'm going to introduce his genitals to my foot and his face to my fist! Ugh!

Not to make light of the situation, but that is awesome. It's very...

(http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/3936/grimmjow16a8mi.jpg)

-esque. You wouldn't believe how many people would just blame themselves, avoid confrontation, and go on with life with extra doubt and regret.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 28, 2008, 07:45:27 pm
Son of a bitch... he's still avoiding me! I KNOW he was here at school today and I told his friend to tell him that we needed to talk or else I would smack him. He was here; I saw him going to his white house. Yes. I know where he lives. Sort of. (it's an apartment, but I know which building he's in.)

By the way, who IS that guy? What is he from? I don't get many jokes or references to him. :(
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 28, 2008, 09:37:35 pm
That is Grimmjow, from Bleach.

By the way, guys, I'll be largely absent for a period of time. Maybe 4 weeks or so. Be back sometime near the start of December, but Ill try to pop up every now and then. Frustration do t grades hasprevented me fro computer use (I'm grounded, shutup.)

This is Tact, signin' off. Later guys.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 28, 2008, 09:59:20 pm
Good luck. Unleash the springtime of youth.

To learn about Grimmjow: http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Grimmjow_Jeagerjaques

SPOILERS

I love his style and behavior. He's a tragic figure because he wandered the world of Hueco Mundo in Bleach alone as a Hollow, which are like dead humans that didn't pass on with peace, but held on to regret, fear, vengeful desires, etc. and were transformed by this negativity. He met five friends who considered him their King in their quest for power as Hollows, but in the end they felt they couldn't evolve any further, and asked Grimmjow to eat a piece of them to stop their evolution officially and contribute to Grimmjow's own evolution. This disheartened and angered Grimmjow, who did as they asked. Later, the five of them were killed, and Grimmjow became alone again, hated by a lot of other Hollows and still calling himself the King. When Ichigo, the protagonist, defeats Grimmjow, he tells him that ruling as King alone is pointless, then saves him from being killed by another Hollow. This possibly changes Grimmjow for the better, but he hasn't popped up since then in the story.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 29, 2008, 06:31:34 pm
... freaky. I don't get Bleach...

I'm going to shove Brandon's head up his own ass.

I walk up to his friend Ishmael and ask, 'Where's Brandon?' Ishie tells me he's by the main entrance. So I go there and I hunt him down. I keep myself calm and poke him. He turns and I say, 'Hi, Brandon.' He says hi, then...

PROCEEDS TO RUN AWAY FROM ME.

I call to him, but he ignores me. He will DIE for this. What is it with guys? They seem to think that when they mess up with a girl, running away is the best option! What?! He KNOWS I have serious rage issues and I know how to hurt a guy! I'm going to break his back and his pelvis and shove his head up his ass! And then I'm going to stick him atop a flagpole in New England winter! IN HIS UNDERWEAR!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 29, 2008, 07:49:14 pm
GULP.   :shock:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on October 29, 2008, 08:00:01 pm
Why the hell did he run? How old is he?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 29, 2008, 08:03:40 pm
He probably knows about my rage issues. I don't get guys. He's about 16, same age as me, if not a little older.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on October 29, 2008, 09:56:04 pm
... freaky. I don't get Bleach...

I'm going to shove Brandon's head up his own ass.

I walk up to his friend Ishmael and ask, 'Where's Brandon?' Ishie tells me he's by the main entrance. So I go there and I hunt him down. I keep myself calm and poke him. He turns and I say, 'Hi, Brandon.' He says hi, then...

PROCEEDS TO RUN AWAY FROM ME.

I call to him, but he ignores me. He will DIE for this. What is it with guys? They seem to think that when they mess up with a girl, running away is the best option! What?! He KNOWS I have serious rage issues and I know how to hurt a guy! I'm going to break his back and his pelvis and shove his head up his ass! And then I'm going to stick him atop a flagpole in New England winter! IN HIS UNDERWEAR!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

If you are able, I recommend the last.

And honestly, teaflower, I've got no clue why someone would do that. Though I wouldn't limit such callous actions to men alone. But yeah, weird and entirely in-underwear-on-flagpole worthy. Ille puer stultus sceleratusque est propter exfugitum.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 30, 2008, 02:35:20 pm
FUCKING 5-HOUR UPDATE FROM VISTA! WHY COULDN'T YOU DO THAT DURING THE FUCKING DAY! NOT RIGHT WHEN I'M GOING TO BED!

FUCKING DISC DRIVE ROARED THE WHOLE FUCKING TIME!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on October 30, 2008, 05:10:04 pm
Yeah, I hate it when my compie needs to do updates. My sis has Vista and it does that.

Brandon is as good as dead.
After bringing the issue to my six foot two tall junior friend with serious rage issues, Jay, he says that Brandon's dead. And he means that. That's where I got the 'I'm going to shove his head up his own ass'.

Today, I walked up to him and said hi. He ran.I chased him down. He said, 'I don't want to talk about it.' I am going to whip him with his own SPINE at this point!

The good news is I finally got out of French! WOOHOO! I'm free! FREE!!!

Boy... is... uh... and... out... um... translation?
(I got a 47/50 on my Latin midterm! Yay! No bonus for drawing Dumbledore next to 'albus' or writing derivatives)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on October 31, 2008, 03:39:10 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7698539.stm

I think I can sum up my feelings about that article in one picture:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1021/746257265_fc7d3719b4.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on October 31, 2008, 08:40:03 pm
Ten was great. Gonna be a shame to see him go, but I honestly can't wait to see who the Eleventh is.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on October 31, 2008, 09:27:11 pm
GOD DAMNIT! I MISSED ONE FUCKING NOTE! THAT LAST FUCKING NOTE!

FUCK ROCK BAND!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on November 01, 2008, 06:50:12 am
I kicked my PSP screen and now it displays the right side as complete black.

My short temper with games finally got the best of me. At least I've learnt my lesson.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 01, 2008, 12:34:13 pm
I kicked my PSP screen and now it displays the right side as complete black.

My short temper with games finally got the best of me. At least I've learnt my lesson.
If you don't want it, I'll take it!

I'm pretty sure I live in a housing project populated mostly by crazy Catholic Hispanics. I don't GET Catholicism. They throw me out of their church because I have attention problems, the show me pictures of aborted babies, and then they refuse to give me candy! Argh!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on November 01, 2008, 03:37:42 pm
If you don't want it, I'll take it!

You wouldn't say that if you saw it.

The only games you can see the full screen of (if I'm making sense here) are on Game Boy and NES emulators, since you can shrink the screen size (which is just out of the black bit's way).

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/Photo5.jpg)
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/Photo4-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 01, 2008, 04:51:11 pm
... if you don't want it, I'll take it still! Wait... is that Crisis Core? Heeheehee...

Honestly, I just have my Pokemon Blue game. Fear the wrath of Ren! Guess what Ren is!

THIS (http://www.domeofstars.com/pokemon/gyarados.png) is Ren.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on November 02, 2008, 05:09:17 am
Does your PSP have the video out port?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: 4th Triforce piece on November 07, 2008, 11:03:28 pm
Two things I am frustrated about.    (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/angry018.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)

1. Creative MP3 players...well the technical issues suck as they always break downa bout after a year and stop functioning.   Anyone noticed that.    (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/basic/explode.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)

2. I like the midis of VGmusic.com as I have a decent soundfont (though now I replaced it with a SNES sound-font for now,  :) but the site's layout is BEHIND THE TIMES!!!        (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/violent021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)           I mean no way to comment on the midis and don't even get me started on the forum it's a JOKE!   CMON AT LEAST YOU CAN TRY!!  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/violent029.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Bye bye for now.    (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/basic/ty.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 08, 2008, 10:32:52 am
I actually have a Creative MP3 player. It's a Zen Stone. I've had it since Christmas last year. It still works like a charm. My sister has had her Zen V Plus for about a year and a half. It still works. Have you dropped it or anything? That might do it. What kind is it?

I'm pretty frustrated myself. My noveling efforts are slowing down quite a bit. My hands can't take the pressure anymore. Worse yet, I can't start working too late, or else it won't get down. You see, Mouse, the computer I'm using for the novel, takes forever to boot up. I have to wait about half an hour to confidently open up WordPerfect.

Another thing! Apparently, one of our sicker neighbors decided it would be fun to slash all four of our tires last night. Fun fun fun.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: 4th Triforce piece on November 09, 2008, 01:53:24 am
I am going to double post as this will be a long message and I odn't want your eyes to bleed.



I don't know much about PC's except from my Dad as he taught me when he fixes them.

Sounds like your computer has something running in the background upon boot up.      I have that happening on my computer and Dad (who is pretty good at fixing computers) looked for it deep and can't find it.

The program may be installed from another program (spy ware) and will ALWAYS try to get on FIRST.  Even before your security goes online,   Sometimes this causes your security to take forever to start.    You should NEVER let anything run 1st before your anti virus software boots up.     Perhaps you even have the dreaded back-door Trojan which usually a good wipe out works but you have to know what you are doing before you attempt it.

Most of these are from programs that have no valid signature as these people either...

1 Don't know what they are doing

2. Are bad boys wanting to screw your PC up just cause they have the knowledge.


Four MINUTES later, 4th Triforce piece decides to double post instead of hitting the Edit/Modify button. Later, V_Translanka comes in to fix this for no other reason than to show him it can be done.
                                                                                                                               ~V_Translanka


2. I have had a Creative Nano which is locked up and I had a Creative Zen which died in less then a year.   I ususally take pretty good care of them.   Once in a while I drop them on the carpet but NOT very hard.     They are design to handle bouncing as the players use flash-drives instead of hard-drives.   I can't figure out how to word the rest without run-on sentences.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 09, 2008, 10:46:07 am
V is evil sometimes.

What in the world do you do to your things? I can leave my Zen Stone in my pocket for hours on end and it doesn't explode from the heat or anything and I've dropped it down wooden stairs and I've run the battery until it dies before and it's still going strong! Same with my sis's Zen V. What kind of Zen was it? Are you sure you've been charging it? (I can safely assume you're not my friend Parker; he hates music. He's weird like that)

I'm upset, as well. You see, my hands are really taking a beating from my noveling and they hurt a lot. Plus, all my other joints are acting up as well. I don't think I should ice every joint in my body that hurts (how do you ice your shoulder, hip, and jaw on all the same sides at the same time?), and I think that sticking my hands in a thing of ice wouldn't help much. Any ideas?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 11, 2008, 02:03:19 am
I can't beat the @#$%& Yellow devil on Mega man 1.  That guy is insane!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on November 11, 2008, 08:02:43 am
I can't beat the @#$%& Yellow devil on Mega man 1.  That guy is insane!

Who is the yellow devil?  It has been 15+ years since I popped that game in my NES...don't remember a yellow devil...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 11, 2008, 05:11:27 pm
(http://benandalice.com/images/1stage.gif)

None of them look all that yellow to me...or do you think one of them looks Chinese? Because if you do, that's incredibly racist! :lol: (<-me laughing at racism)...or is this "yellow devil" a regular enemy in a level? It's been quite a while since last I picked up the first one...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on November 11, 2008, 05:33:11 pm
Yellow Devil's a boss in Wily Castle stage 1 in Rockman. As far as I remember... I think you use the Guts/Super Arm on its eye?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 11, 2008, 11:03:40 pm
You got it half right Pyt.  It's the first Wily boss, but the Guts man weapon is one of the few weapons you can't use.  The best one that I know of is Elec man's weapon.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on November 11, 2008, 11:35:20 pm
The way to beat him is to dodge while he's assembling, use Elec-man's weapon pn his eye when he's assembled. Here's a neat trick. When you shoot him, right when the lightning hits his eye, start rapidly pausing and unpausing the game. He'll take damage every time you unpause. You should kill him in one shot.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 12, 2008, 04:00:47 pm
Yeah I've heard of that.  But I want to do it without glitches or anything like that.  Although this time next week I might have changed my mind from frustration.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lakonthegreat on November 12, 2008, 07:22:30 pm
Well it is almost impossible without doing it, and it's actually a secret programmed into the game by the developers, mnot necessarily a glitch. It's like the Hadouken in MMX.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: 4th Triforce piece on November 13, 2008, 12:16:21 am
HELP! Why is no one reading my vgmusic.com topic?  I want to know if I am the only one in the WORLD that knows bout the site other tne the people who upload midis there?   G----t I am soo flustered!

EDIT: I just made a second topic that is MUCH shorter so maybe that was the problem?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on November 13, 2008, 10:16:50 am
HELP! Why is no one reading my vgmusic.com topic?  I want to know if I am the only one in the WORLD that knows bout the site other tne the people who upload midis there?   G----t I am soo flustered!

EDIT: I just made a second topic that is MUCH shorter so maybe that was the problem?

no replies = no one cares

no replies + new topic = still, nobody cares + annoyed
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 13, 2008, 07:39:45 pm
Well it is almost impossible without doing it, and it's actually a secret programmed into the game by the developers, mnot necessarily a glitch. It's like the Hadouken in MMX.
Not really.  My brother already beat it a while ago with no help and I've come really close.  Like two hits left when I die.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on November 14, 2008, 08:06:28 am
Well it is almost impossible without doing it, and it's actually a secret programmed into the game by the developers, mnot necessarily a glitch. It's like the Hadouken in MMX.

I beat the game when I was a little kid, with no cheats.  Multiple times.  It is not impossible.  Although I probably couldn't do it now, as I lack my video game finesse of yester years :(
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 16, 2008, 01:58:49 am
Correction on my last post.  I just beat Mega man 1 last night.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 16, 2008, 09:49:13 am
I'm seriously disappointed in myself. I put out about 3000 words. I didn't get to my goal of 4000 last night. (4000 as opposed to my normal 2000 because I didn't do it one night.) It could be worse; I could've spent 200 words talking about cheese.

Other than NaNo, I'm angry about the shit going on in my house. My brother gets to call me stupid and make fun of me WITH MY MOTHER PRESENT and I have to tell my mom he did. Essentially, my mom was joking that a giant sledgehammer was involved in my eye surgery and my brother said, 'That explains a lot.' Then, he called my sister the Mwig, which is essentially Margeret bad word last name. My mom called him on it and I had to say, "Why does he get a no on Mwig when he gets nothing on that explains a lot?" It's just not fair!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 16, 2008, 07:01:31 pm
Maybe because one was a stupid joke that barely makes sense (ironically enough) and the other was...uh...whatever that is...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 16, 2008, 07:13:06 pm
It doesn't seem fair, though. This sort of thing happens all the time! He gets to say nasty things about me and my sister AND my mom, but HEAVEN FORBID we say something bad about him HEAVEN FORBID we ask him to take care of his shit! It's ridiculous and I'm sick and tired of it. I'm sick and tired of getting a bag of chicken and two days later it being gone! I'm sick of having to hide food to make sure it's there when we need it! He wants us to stop hiding food because it makes him feel bad? Fine then! So long as when we put bacon in the fridge, it isn't gone the next day! Ugh!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on November 17, 2008, 01:42:54 pm
And I thought my dad was annoying for eating all the cookies.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on November 17, 2008, 04:31:08 pm
Stupid phone tried to load this like an actual page, damn optimization function.

why does everyone assume that when you go to your girlfriends house, it means that you're going to have sex? 
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on November 17, 2008, 07:50:09 pm
why does everyone assume that when you go to your girlfriends house, it means that you're going to have sex? 

Because when a man and woman love each other very much...

EDIT: Sorry if I sounded like an ass, nightmare.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 17, 2008, 08:51:36 pm
Is people thinking you're having sex with your girlfriend really all that frustrating? >_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on November 17, 2008, 09:04:28 pm
Is people thinking you're having sex with your girlfriend really all that frustrating? >_>

It is when I bring up that I'm going to hang out with her their response is "Have you fucked her?"

Immature bastards...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on November 17, 2008, 09:27:50 pm
Then that's their perverted problem. And also the reason they'll never get anyone who isn't a slut.

FRUSTRATING ME TODAY IS IRONICALLY LOVE LIFE
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on November 18, 2008, 03:47:51 am
Is people thinking you're having sex with your girlfriend really all that frustrating? >_>

It is when I bring up that I'm going to hang out with her their response is "Have you fucked her?"

Immature bastards...

Tell them they can go straight to hell.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Jutty on November 18, 2008, 04:32:46 am
Is people thinking you're having sex with your girlfriend really all that frustrating? >_>

It is when I bring up that I'm going to hang out with her their response is "Have you fucked her?"

Immature bastards...

Sounds like you hang out with the cast of American Pie.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 23, 2008, 10:24:07 am
I did something stupid last night.

I couldn't sleep, so I put on my glasses and turned on the light and played Pokemon Crystal. Then, I turned the game off, put the Gameboy on a sheet next to my bed, put my glasses on my sister's chair, and fell asleep.
When I woke up, it appeared as though the stuff on my sister's chair all fell down, including my glasses. So now, I can't find them. I can barely read what I'm typing rigth now! Gah!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 24, 2008, 06:48:59 am
Well, It's 5:43 AM.

I think I'll go to bed now.

I have Crew practice tomorrow. Er, today I should say. Girls' practice starts in 2 hours. I don't know about Boys' though. Which is a problem in itself, because I don't want to look like an idiot showing up at the boathouse at 4 PM on regular schedule when no one is there.

Well, fuck.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on November 24, 2008, 10:58:15 pm
Gamestop.
Thanks to them I was going to get CTDS first thing but the one I ordered it from has the intelligence to have their shipment get shipped later on and it has completely thrown off my schedule(that i had been planning for months ahead of time!!!!!)and now not only will I be NOT the first one to have it but considering it's popularity by the time I do get at it if anyone else is actually going to get it I'm going to be dead last. And from what a friend has told me(since they now work there as of 2 weeks ago, which also sucks cause they told me maybe when i have a perfect record about a year ago and he has a crappy job record and they accepted him over me!!!)it sounds like I'm the only one who even knows what in the f&%@ Chrono Trigger is!!!!! So now people who aren't even into RPGs and think it is a DBZ ripoff are more likely to get it than me, and it is all because not only their ordering methods being off because they don't feel it's that important a game AND they told me a little too late.
If they tell me my copy was given away or anything along the lines of i can't have it, expect to see online something about deaths relating to Chrono Trigger. And I don't mean Crono.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on November 24, 2008, 11:10:52 pm
All one sentence:
Quote
Thanks to them I was going to get CTDS first thing but the one I ordered it from has the intelligence to have their shipment get shipped later on and it has completely thrown off my schedule(that i had been planning for months ahead of time!!!!!)and now not only will I be NOT the first one to have it but considering it's popularity by the time I do get at it if anyone else is actually going to get it I'm going to be dead last.

Isn't the fact that people who don't even know what the hell CT is are buying it a good thing?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on November 24, 2008, 11:24:18 pm
Normally yes. But I know most of the people my friend mentioned personally. They wouldn't give a rats ass about the game. Like i already said, these are the kind of people who look at it and think it is a spinoff of Dragonball Z. Someone even went as far as calling it lame for stealing character design from Blue Dragon.
These are people who are simply going to give it crap reviews, get it and play it once or twice, or just turn it back in soon after.
It's good to have new people play it, if the people are actually going to play it. Where I'm from, (roughly)about 95% of the people prefer war games to anything else. Gears of War, Halo, Call Of Duty, etc.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on November 25, 2008, 05:14:29 am
Normally yes. But I know most of the people my friend mentioned personally. They wouldn't give a rats ass about the game. Like i already said, these are the kind of people who look at it and think it is a spinoff of Dragonball Z. Someone even went as far as calling it lame for stealing character design from Blue Dragon.
These are people who are simply going to give it crap reviews, get it and play it once or twice, or just turn it back in soon after.
It's good to have new people play it, if the people are actually going to play it. Where I'm from, (roughly)about 95% of the people prefer war games to anything else. Gears of War, Halo, Call Of Duty, etc.

It's the same here. Finding a CT fan is tough for you? Try finding an RPG fan here.

There's also the GENIUSES who believe Mario Kart is purely for kids and nothing compared to realistic driving games. And anything that looks even remotely foreign is Pokémon, obviously.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 25, 2008, 05:39:17 pm
I feel your pain. I walk up to my friends and I say, "Guys, Chrono Trigger DS is coming out the 25th!"
I get a few responses.

Brandon (bastard!): Yeah, well, Sonic DS ((or whatever it is)) is coming out sooner! So nah! ((he went as far as to count down the days. I forgot what day it was today...))
Jay (really tall guy): ... so, anyway, about World of Warcraft...
Angel (fun Hispanic guy): Neat. Now, what's Chrono Trigger?
Jay2 (scrawny, sweaty smelling guy): Cool. I prefer my Pokemon, though. ((what's sad is that Jay2 is the ONLY one who's played the game))
Sister: That's nice.

The people I hang out with are generally video game freaks, but they prefer Sonic, WoW, and anime based games. Jay2 is getting back into Cross...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 25, 2008, 05:56:06 pm
At least you guys know people who have heard of CT.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on November 25, 2008, 07:02:26 pm
The people I hang out with are generally video game freaks, but they prefer Sonic, WoW, and anime based games. Jay2 is getting back into Cross...

You lose your gamer status when you play WoW, because you turn Video Games into a chore.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on November 25, 2008, 07:18:26 pm
Quote
There's also the GENIUSES who believe Mario Kart is purely for kids and nothing compared to realistic driving games. And anything that looks even remotely foreign is Pokémon, obviously.
- That's GTA now.  You can't have a game with driving around anymore unless it's some wannabe with a gun killing people for no apparent reason.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on November 25, 2008, 10:14:19 pm
The people I hang out with are generally video game freaks, but they prefer Sonic, WoW, and anime based games. Jay2 is getting back into Cross...

You lose your gamer status when you play WoW, because you turn Video Games into a chore.
He also seems to like fighting games. Then again, they're so that when he gets angry, he doesn't kill a real person.

I might try WoW... if it didn't cost money.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on November 25, 2008, 10:21:43 pm
You think WoW is a turning gaming into a chore? Now that fighting games have been brought up, Fighters force you to spend months memorizing and perfecting ridiculously complex combos that an octopus would have trouble pressing the combinations of buttons needed to perform them, to still in the end be beaten by a 9 year old very precisely mashing buttons with his face.


(Though I still am an avid Fighter player to this day. Fuck, me.)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on November 25, 2008, 10:30:57 pm
You think WoW is a turning gaming into a chore? Now that fighting games have been brought up, Fighters force you to spend months memorizing and perfecting ridiculously complex combos that an octopus would have trouble pressing the combinations of buttons needed to perform them, to still in the end be beaten by a 9 year old very precisely mashing buttons with his face.


(Though I still am an avid Fighter player to this day. Fuck, me.)

I don't play fighting games like that, just do the button mashing. helped me beat DOA, Soul Calibur and many more.

WoW forces you to pay, so it becomes a chore, because you have to make that 12 dollars a month count.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on November 25, 2008, 11:52:50 pm
I play a lot of other games, it just bother me that everyone is into the most generic games. One of my friends actually seems interested and he might give it a try. Problem is everyone hates him and he's also got a very poor choice in games(his belief? jak and Daxter is the most unbeatable game series to ever exist, it was the first to come up with ideas like battle racing, platforming, etc.)Lately they have a crave with Web Of Shadows for the Wii, and some other friends are trying him toward Fable II.

Also I know this is anger releasing thread but I don't know where to put it so, CTDS is the best thing since sh*t in a toilet and not on the floor. In other words very very very very very very very very very very very veryx??? good.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on November 26, 2008, 12:00:43 am
Fable II is pretty damn good game no reason to avoid it, same goes to Jak and Daxter, Gears of War, Guitar Hero, Soul Calibur and many others. Just because its hyped, mainstream and popular doesn't mean its bad, in fact normally its quite the opposite.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on November 28, 2008, 02:54:25 pm
Yeah, i';m not saying they're bad but compared to Chrono Trigger?
However, jak and daxter I find okay. They just make this jump suddenly from the calm and good serenity of itself to... well I'm not gonna rant about it since I've already done this before, but they go into this whole tough guy act and a lot of the stuff becomes stereotypical to the extreme. And yes, I have played out the series. I honestly found it really easy. I'm not denying it's popularity, but being the best game series there is I don't get... Meh, whatev.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on November 28, 2008, 09:44:27 pm
It's hard to compare enjoyability based on genre bias...Not to mention regular bias since this is a Chrono forums...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on December 02, 2008, 09:33:35 pm
Man I'm dead My first semester of college may be looking ok in grades but things are begining to stock pile on me. and my ex girlfriend wants to get back together again when I'm not interested. I have a 5 page history essay due tomorrow that I just finished, I've had little to no time to play video games and draw (vents for me). and I just steped some type of metal sticking out underneath my deak with my right foot and its a thumb tack. great. at least I'm not bleeding.
I need help getting organized anyone have sugestions on what they do? I'd like an answer from a college student on how to organize and manage my time.
I now have to go work on my Math homework then do my japanese homework somewhere between after math homework and 6:00 pm tomorrow.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 03, 2008, 10:53:59 pm
Fuck it all. Nothing I do is enough. I'm not going to slave away my entire damned life to die in a web of greed and tragedy like everyone else. I'm trying my best to keep everything in fucking line and nothing is enough to keep shit afloat. I deserve better than my life. Hell if I care what happens anymore, whatever I do isn't enough to keep things from crashing down again. I surrender, the world wins.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 03, 2008, 11:22:22 pm
Seems you've rebounded from something in a way I have. Ultimately, if there's nothing else in rock bottom depression, I'll always come back to resisting fate. One can always imagine circumstances as a kind of fate, and proactive, willful living as resisting that and creating one's own destiny.

(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/Guts2.png)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 03, 2008, 11:28:44 pm
It's not that I'm not trying to resist fate, but more so that fate is overpowering me. Everything I've done has lead to to an unbreakable wall.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 04, 2008, 01:43:45 am
It's not that I'm not trying to resist fate, but more so that fate is overpowering me. Everything I've done has lead to to an unbreakable wall.
Go around it then.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 09:38:19 am
And if he can't? I think that might be what he means.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 04, 2008, 10:32:51 am
I'm doomed.

Like, SERIOUS doomed.

We have a project that counts as a ridiculous amount of my Sophomore English grade. It's a research paper.

I HAVE BARELY TOUCHED IT.

I can't find the heart to do my work anymore. I'd rather die than fail English (which is what is going to happen if I don't do this), but I'd rather die than start on that god damn paper! Plus, I don't know what's going on. Not because I don't understand, but because I missed a day of school.

A day.

A single 7 hours and 15 minutes of education and I might very well fail a project because I don't understand.

I hate the new system our school has incorporated. Essentially, we go from 7:30 to 1:45 every Monday through Friday and we do four over-an-hour classes all the time. Not only that, but at the semester end we all switch classes. So I have about half a year to finish my year's worth of Latin, Journalism, and English work, switch to Science, History, Math, and Art/Gym for the other half, then successfully pass the MCAS in English.

In spring.

And if I don't pass the MCAS, my entire life is on hold until I do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on December 04, 2008, 10:40:07 am
The compendium has a good bit of brains about it. I, at least, would be willing to try to help you on the paper in any way I could and I suspect you could find a few others as well. If you can get ahold of Daniel Krispin, I'm sure he'd have some prose-iful advice that might help as well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on December 04, 2008, 07:38:28 pm
I'm doomed.

Like, SERIOUS doomed.

We have a project that counts as a ridiculous amount of my Sophomore English grade. It's a research paper.

I HAVE BARELY TOUCHED IT.

I can't find the heart to do my work anymore. I'd rather die than fail English (which is what is going to happen if I don't do this), but I'd rather die than start on that god damn paper! Plus, I don't know what's going on. Not because I don't understand, but because I missed a day of school.

A day.

A single 7 hours and 15 minutes of education and I might very well fail a project because I don't understand.

I hate the new system our school has incorporated. Essentially, we go from 7:30 to 1:45 every Monday through Friday and we do four over-an-hour classes all the time. Not only that, but at the semester end we all switch classes. So I have about half a year to finish my year's worth of Latin, Journalism, and English work, switch to Science, History, Math, and Art/Gym for the other half, then successfully pass the MCAS in English.

In spring.

And if I don't pass the MCAS, my entire life is on hold until I do.

Believe it or not but I once had an assignment that was pretty much the exact same thing in the past(not sayng when for known reasons)and I bullsh**ted my way through the entire thing! We needed index cards with quotes on them. Never did em. My paper had to be 5 pages not double spaced at the minimum. Mine was 2 1/2 double spaced. It had to have all of it's specific required info. I got about 75% of that. On top of all of this I had Science which I was 2 months behind in, Social Studies which I was barely passing, math which I was fine in, tv production where I was also good, 2 plays I was in, community service and numerous other things in the way. I had a 63 and this counted as 60% of our grade and it would've held me back. I ended that quarter with a 78 in my english class.
How could such an unconcievable thing happen? I had a good status with the schools authority. I may have seemed like a somewhat teacher's pet and people didn't like that part of me. What no one knew is I purposely used that(and still do)strategy to my advantage in a way no one could see. You don't even need great status with them, just a good story(a specialty of mine is storytelling). It also helps when the story is believable and something I've practiced is you tell the truth but not entirely, tell what you feel like and then technically it isn't lying. You give out what they want and don't give out what they don't need to know, and give them a half assed job of a paper. As long as you aren't the student who is always getting in trouble and is untrustworthy, it works.
I told them that a ton of my papers blew away in the wind that morning and that I didn't know all the given information I needed to know to do the assignment. All of that was true but what I left out is that I didn't do some of it on purpose, I was outside because I was trying to skip out of it but had to sneak back in(METAL GEAR STYLE)because school security thought they saw me and I couldn't take any chances, and I missed the given information for the assignment because i asked to go to the bathroom but was taking care of... other business(no, not M4$t3RB8ion lolz zomg such a big deal to use that word zomgz).
I'd first suggest to attempt the paper with all your might, let nothing stand in your way.
If that fails, attempt to skip however you might do it.
And if you can't do that, then hand in what you've got(use the bathroom though a LOT before your english class)and hopefully you can do a good job with your story.
And if all else fails you are left with 2 options...
A.) Tell the truth and hope for the best.
B.) Pull a freaking GTA right there and hope for the best. Oh yeah, and run and never stop.
I'd suggest A though...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 04, 2008, 07:52:56 pm
It's not that I'm not trying to resist fate, but more so that fate is overpowering me. Everything I've done has lead to to an unbreakable wall.

I can relate. Just graduated college summa cum laude with a perfect GPA. Not trying to brag or anything, but it holds relevance to the fact that now I can't find a fucking job anywhere. I feel as if I worked my ass off in school for nothing, under the false notion that it would someday pay off for me. At least that's how I figured things would work in a perfect fucking world. Wrong. Now I just tutor kids in organic chemistry and biology, but it's barely enough to pay the bills.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 04, 2008, 09:33:34 pm
If you can get ahold of Daniel Krispin, I'm sure he'd have some prose-iful advice that might help as well.
Yes, I know Daniel is, like, awesome. He helped me out with my Latin siggy, considering he's a Greek/Latin major.

I am trying to tackle this story. However, my particular topic has led me down a road that forces me to read a horrible book and I fear I might become a screaming fangirl of it. I'm exploring the changes of vampires in literature. I've already singled out Dracula as a source and a bunch of Anne Rice books are in. However, I have to actually READ Twilight.

If I have to do that, my brain will melt.

I'm going to do my best, but no guarantees. Considering I'm the Bipolar, emotionally challenged, actress/novelist who's gone through foster care and has horrible problems with both December and April (December 9/11th is when I got taken out of my house, April is just iffy with us), I think I'm good.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 09:37:46 pm
New gripe. I got my name ripped off. Most of you all know about it, but I want to post it here.

Shade B. Blackman

Look at that name, then look at mine. Is that not fucked up?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 04, 2008, 10:32:07 pm
We all know you're doing it, don't be a prick.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 10:45:50 pm
Tact, I've already said I didn't make a new account. Knock it off.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 04, 2008, 11:02:27 pm
I am right now $%*! frustrated with Shadow D. Darkman and his post are still borderlne spam. He post only to complain or praise, and knows nothing of conversion only damn memes.


Oh and that signature that he a DS have is A) Big B) just them being a dick C) kills dial-up connections.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 11:11:13 pm
Oh and that signature that he a DS have is A) Big B) just them being a dick C) kills dial-up connections.

(A) Faust made it for us. Don't like it? Whine to him.

FW: As a matter of fact, that is Dark Serge's design. The one I made for you had WRONG.PNG and "Take That!" all in one line.


(B) Just... no.

(C) Why the hell do you still have dial-up? {serious question, not being mean}

The rest of your post is just not worth it so I'll just leave it.

[/replying]

As for gripes, I have a new gripe. Black Wind is being a jackass in the CT-or-CC thread. I already reported it, but it still pisses me off.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 04, 2008, 11:27:51 pm
Some people can't afford it?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 04, 2008, 11:33:46 pm
*shrug* Works for me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 04, 2008, 11:38:49 pm
Did he? When I got the impression he made you a small version of WRONG.png, no that. In fact I quite sure it was made by Dark Serge. I might be wrong, but regardless of who made it when I am browsing a thread where the Signatures are more abundant then the content of the post is NEVER good. There now way around that hell the only signature near your size is Pvt. Fumv's but is is mostly empty and isn't that big loading wise. This connection isn't Dial-up but I was on one earlier and yes many people do use dial-up still(*shocker*) so your just making it hard for them as well.

I am reading you posts right now and nearly all of them are one line, or even words, that add nothing to the thread ie ...wut?, ha ha ha, Uhh... Huh..., etc. etc. I also know I am not the only one whose complained about this problem, I think I just the most vocal one about it.

I wish I could just ignored you, in fact at first thats what I did once you showed you had nothing to add. Now I must go through Pages yes PAGES to find content some times I can't even find any. Your 17% of the post in the CTDS forum I can't ignore you, yet there is nothing there to pay attention to except white noise. I plan on this be a very frank and direct post to you, not a PM because I want everyone to know everyones thoughts and I thought this was the most suited thread to do so.


Shadow D. Darkman grow the fuck up. I am not going to continue a pointless fight over the internet.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 04, 2008, 11:56:10 pm
We all know you're doing it, don't be a prick.

Not so sure about that. Why would he make a thread mocking himself that could get him banned? Don't say "for attention", because he seems to enjoy posting here.

There's any number of members of this forum that dislike him enough to have motive to do it, including yourself.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 04, 2008, 11:58:39 pm
I assure you, I'm not the culprit. Have someone check the IP, it's not me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 05, 2008, 12:08:24 am
Not me, either, Tact, and I kinda figured it wasn't you.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 05, 2008, 12:08:30 am
I assure you, I'm not the culprit. Have someone check the IP, it's not me.

I'm not suspicious of you, I was simply pointing out the fact that there are many people with a better reason to do it than Shadow D. Darkman, that's all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 05, 2008, 12:34:44 am
The Compendium doesn't currently have a policy on signatures -- we haven't needed one in the past, and we'll have to see if we need one now. For the time being, I've let Dark Serge and Shadow D. Darkman keep the animated sig because it's at least a third of the vertical size Shadow D. Darkman's Dancing Lavos + WRONG.PNG + Take That! sig was. If a lot of users are having problems due to the size of the animated .gif, we may have to pare that down in some way as well.

I'm still investigating the Shade B. Blackman incident. It appears to be a hit-and-run though, so don't get too uptight. I'd be surprised if Shade B. Blackman actually posts again. And yes, that was a dare. Neither Tact nor Shadow D. Darkman are under suspicion.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 05, 2008, 12:40:22 am
I'd be surprised if Shade B. Blackman actually posts again.

Same here. Is it possible for at least mods/admins to change anyone's names here?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 05, 2008, 12:45:03 am
Shade B. Blackman's topic has vanished from the visible section of the Compendium forum, so don't worry about the post being associated with your username.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 05, 2008, 12:50:53 am
*grimace* It's a start. Thanks, Faust.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on December 05, 2008, 04:52:27 am
I find bad dreams frustrating.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 05, 2008, 08:42:25 am
... that was a VERY fast conversation.

Again, my idea that we should only put the siggy in the last post of the person on the page should be implemented. It takes the load off of dial-up.

As for bad dreams, I hate obsessing over something because I dream about it that night. Last night, I dreamed that I was Sinclair Lockwood from my story. He's KINDA like Magus (what with the dark magic and all), but he's funnier and less dark. Dark is Lovell/Seren/Alex's thing.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 05, 2008, 01:24:15 pm
I'm getting pissed off on how slow this website has gotten. I can barely even visit it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 05, 2008, 01:34:48 pm
On the topic of dreams, I don't have bad ones very often, but I have weird ones more than I have normal ones.  The most random people show up in them.  I hate it when they get violent though.  Like there was one where I was going through some sort of hotel killing people with a ninja sword.  And Liam Neeson was helping.  Maybe I'd recently seen Batman begins or something.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 05, 2008, 01:37:36 pm
On the topic of dreams, I don't have bad ones very often, but I have weird ones more than I have normal ones.  The most random people show up in them.  I hate it when they get violent though.  Like there was one where I was going through some sort of hotel killing people with a ninja sword.  And Liam Neeson was helping.  Maybe I'd recently seen Batman begins or something.

or...

Whoa whoa whoa WHOA!! Hold the phone! Ras Al Gul isn't a main villain??

Yeah, what's up with that!?

Besides, it didn't need someone like the The Joker, it had Liam fucking Neeson in it. Anything that guy does is gold.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 05, 2008, 02:30:09 pm
I heard the New Star Wars Trilogy sucked. Liam Neeson was in all three, if I recall. Wouldn't the trilogy have been better because Liam Neeson was in the movies?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 05, 2008, 08:15:16 pm
Personally, I don't care about Star Wars. Lucas should've stopped it before it got bad. Which is now.

As for gripes, I think I have a migraine. I don't get migraines normally. My head has been killing me and I feel nauseous. I also can't seem to find the pain killers...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 05, 2008, 08:35:38 pm
I heard the New Star Wars Trilogy sucked. Liam Neeson was in all three, if I recall. Wouldn't the trilogy have been better because Liam Neeson was in the movies?
Uh, no.  He was in episode 1 but that's it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 05, 2008, 08:37:26 pm
To be fair, Liam Neeson's character was the awesome-est in the new trilogy. IMO.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 05, 2008, 08:54:19 pm
He was planed to make an episode three appearance as well, but that got scrapped.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 06, 2008, 12:43:39 am
He was briefly seen on the planet Obi-Wan killed Grievous on. He was seen as watching Obi-Wan.

EDIT: Forgot he wasn't in Episode 2.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 07, 2008, 06:20:47 am
He was briefly seen on the planet Obi-Wan killed Grievous on. He was seen as watching Obi-Wan.

EDIT: Forgot he wasn't in Episode 2.

WRONG!

Qui-Gon's voice can be heard in Episode II, he is not in III.

Don't mess with a Star Wars nerd.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: The Entity on December 07, 2008, 09:05:39 am
Yesterday I decided to give Chrono Cross a shot, to see if my past problems with the game (glitches, screens never loading, game freezing, etc.) were the fault of the disc, or of my (quite ancient) PlayStation. I tried playing it on my PS3. All was going well until I used "Pilfer" during a battle. Kid entered her stance (the one the character enters right before using an element), and remained in that stance, as the sound effect kept playing...and nothing happened. I came back a few minutes later, and it was still like that. I wasn't too far in the game (I had just recruited Guile, and was making my way up the cliff to Viper Manor), but I hadn't saved recently, so I was a bit pissed.

So, looks like I'll have to just buy a new copy of the game.


EDIT: And just for reference, my copy of CC is fairly old (bought it on its release date), and, having been borrowed by many friends, the discs aren't exactly in top shape.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 07, 2008, 02:41:18 pm
...he is not in III.

Give me some time to watch the movie again and I will give you a screenshot.

Quote from: Rule 32
You must have pictures to prove your statements.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 08, 2008, 04:51:42 am
...he is not in III.

Give me some time to watch the movie again and I will give you a screenshot.

Quote from: Rule 32
You must have pictures to prove your statements.

Take your time, but you won't find it. Trust me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 08, 2008, 04:52:52 pm
So awhile back my girlfriend accidentally elbowed me in my mouth cause' she's clumsy sometimes, causing a hairline crack in one of my upper front teeth (incisor) that was barely noticeable so I didn't think much of it. Then last night I bite into a StarburstTM and it breaks one-fourth of my front tooth clean off!

So now I have to go get it fixed. What particularly irritates me about this is that I fucking hate going to the dentist, and I just know that they are going to want to scrape/poke/generally screw with my teeth with that ultrasonic drill thing that is like nails-on-chalkboard.

Funny enough, I will no longer be covered under my parent's dental insurance as of Jan. 1st, so I suppose I should thank her for elbowing me in the mouth now instead of later.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 08, 2008, 07:25:28 pm
Love hurts.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 08, 2008, 08:30:28 pm
Starbursts hurt. Good thing they are so delicious.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 08, 2008, 10:59:59 pm
I started World of Warcraft last night. Apparently this gives several of my friends reason to treat me like I'm some sort of scumbag. "It kills people!", "You're one of them now!", "Are you going to say 'I reached level 8!'? You play WoW so you have to", "I hate World of Warcraft." "Boring, eh?" It's just a game, for fuck's sake. Online friends I was getting along with so well suddenly talking to me like I'm some stupid asshole. Friendship, eh?

Honestly, I just cannot stand this type of person - the kind who'll say something like "I don't like [name of game you're playing].", to which you reply "um, okay", and they act as if you've punched them in the face. How dare I have a choice in my own preferences!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on December 08, 2008, 11:32:37 pm
Love hurts.

Heh, now THAT'S a succinct gripe.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 08, 2008, 11:49:52 pm
Being a sports nut, at least a football and NBA nut, I play a good deal of sports games.  A columnist on ESPN.com I love (Bill Simmons) speaks of the "there is no fucking way you are going to win this game" game every once and again, or something with a similar name.  I really hate it when that game comes around.  I guess it's tough to translate that into an RPG.  Think of a Marle whiff followed by a crappy turnout from the Wondershot and so those enemies don't die when you thought they would and they kill you because you only have 5 hp left because you thought they were gonna die.

Only this is a lot worse.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 09, 2008, 01:36:21 am
I started World of Warcraft last night. Apparently this gives several of my friends reason to treat me like I'm some sort of scumbag. "It kills people!", "You're one of them now!", "Are you going to say 'I reached level 8!'? You play WoW so you have to", "I hate World of Warcraft." "Boring, eh?" It's just a game, for fuck's sake. Online friends I was getting along with so well suddenly talking to me like I'm some stupid asshole. Friendship, eh?

Honestly, I just cannot stand this type of person - the kind who'll say something like "I don't like [name of game you're playing].", to which you reply "um, okay", and they act as if you've punched them in the face. How dare I have a choice in my own preferences!

WoW sucks, get over it.

You'll realize it too when your money's all gone.

This is why I hate MMOs.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on December 09, 2008, 02:21:07 am
I started World of Warcraft last night. Apparently this gives several of my friends reason to treat me like I'm some sort of scumbag. "It kills people!", "You're one of them now!", "Are you going to say 'I reached level 8!'? You play WoW so you have to", "I hate World of Warcraft." "Boring, eh?" It's just a game, for fuck's sake. Online friends I was getting along with so well suddenly talking to me like I'm some stupid asshole. Friendship, eh?

Honestly, I just cannot stand this type of person - the kind who'll say something like "I don't like [name of game you're playing].", to which you reply "um, okay", and they act as if you've punched them in the face. How dare I have a choice in my own preferences!

WoW sucks, get over it.

You'll realize it too when your money's all gone.

This is why I hate MMOs.

Maybe he has more self control than you do?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 09, 2008, 02:36:53 am
I started World of Warcraft last night. Apparently this gives several of my friends reason to treat me like I'm some sort of scumbag. "It kills people!", "You're one of them now!", "Are you going to say 'I reached level 8!'? You play WoW so you have to", "I hate World of Warcraft." "Boring, eh?" It's just a game, for fuck's sake. Online friends I was getting along with so well suddenly talking to me like I'm some stupid asshole. Friendship, eh?

Honestly, I just cannot stand this type of person - the kind who'll say something like "I don't like [name of game you're playing].", to which you reply "um, okay", and they act as if you've punched them in the face. How dare I have a choice in my own preferences!

WoW sucks, get over it.

You'll realize it too when your money's all gone.

This is why I hate MMOs.

Maybe he has more self control than you do?

I've never played it. I don't feel like shelling out money like that.

Pay one time and that's it for me. Hell, I'm starting to rent games more now with how long they are nowadays.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 09, 2008, 11:17:13 am
I worry that with the way things are heading all or most rpg's will be MMO's and fewer and fewer will be traditional rpg's. Which irritates me.

Another thing that irritates me in melatonin. I've been having trouble getting to sleep at a reasonable time lately so I thought I'd shell out some cash for melatonin pills at CVS since they are way cheaper than Tylenol PM...

...but they don't do shit. I'm about to chalk up anyone who ever says that melatonin made them sleepy to placebo effect only. That's what Alexander Shulgin did. And it doesn't make sense biochemically anyways. The brain makes endogenous melatonin in the pineal gland, and melatonin itself is a polar molecule which couldn't cross the blood brain barrier without a transport receptor. So why the fuck would the brain have receptors for exogenous melatonin?

Utter bullshit. Tylenol PM ftw!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 09, 2008, 12:06:20 pm
WoW sucks, get over it.

You'll realize it too when your money's all gone.

This is why I hate MMOs.

Well I'm enjoying it, and I was aware it would cost me extra money, and I was prepared for that. You're entitled to your own opinion, of course. I'm just pissed off at the fact people I get along with decided to turn on me for the stupid reason they don't like a game I play.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 09, 2008, 05:12:10 pm
WoW sucks, get over it.

You'll realize it too when your money's all gone.

This is why I hate MMOs.

Well I'm enjoying it, and I was aware it would cost me extra money, and I was prepared for that. You're entitled to your own opinion, of course. I'm just pissed off at the fact people I get along with decided to turn on me for the stupid reason they don't like a game I play.

Hey, that's their problem, sure I hate it, but do I hate you? no, just think you should rethink your spending choices, that's all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 09, 2008, 06:06:40 pm
Personally, what people do with their own money is their own business. Unless it involves money owed to me.
I've never played WoW, but I don't have a problem with it. I'd have a problem with the person who PLAYED it who considers what their character did last night lunch table conversation.

WITH PEOPLE S/HE KNEW DIDN'T PLAY.

Um... gripes... Oh, yeah.

Research paper.

Anyone want to write me an 8-10 page research paper, complete with notes and all research, on how vampires have evolved in literature? I'd give you money, but I has none.  :(
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 09, 2008, 06:30:52 pm
Guild Wars is one time payment MMO.  It was REALLY fun for 2 weeks and now it's REALLY boring and I haven't played in forever, but I don't lose money.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 09, 2008, 09:45:26 pm
Anyone want to write me an 8-10 page research paper, complete with notes and all research, on how vampires have evolved in literature? I'd give you money, but I has none.  :(

You could mention how they've went from their existence in stories, to books, to plays, to films, to video games, etc.
Oh, and despite being popularized in a pretty adult and violent book, they've featured heavily in tons of kids' books (especially these days) and are a general staple of Halloween and such.

Also how the original portrayal started out with Dracula sliding towards being more of an anti-hero, whereas over time he (and pretty much every kind of vampire) has been characterized as a full-blown villain.

Hm... Bram Stoker popularized several of the staple vampire weaknesses (e.g. weak to sunlight, being stabbed through the heart) and invented the whole 'no reflection' trait; these weaknesses have stuck around ever since. Ironically, the original Dracula didn't have a fatal weakness to sunlight (it just weakened him), and he was killed by a bowie knife rather than a stake (that was used on Lucy).

What else... Vampires were first introduced through old legends and a lesser-known book, the latter of which introduced most of the typical vampire traits.

Colour symbolism and sexual imagery plays a huge part in their portrayal in a lot of literature; red representing blood, lips, anger, danger, etc., white representing pale/cold/dead skin, and the blood draining aspect is written (by Stoker at least) with a ton of innuendo.

Dunno if that's of any use. o.o
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 09, 2008, 09:49:30 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Darkness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Darkness)

The best imagining of the modern Vampire! As well an explanation of all sorts of Vampires through out history.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 10, 2008, 10:26:30 am
I love you guys so much.

Right now, I SHOULD be printing my sources, but it's the internet! I love the Compendium!

I'm not allowed to use Wikipedia. It's against MLA format or something like that. I've been examining varying types of literature. One is Dracula, another is The Vampire Lestat. He's nuts. Unfortunately, I have to look at... *shudder* TWILIGHT. *covers ears as fangirls shriek as loud if not louder than if Vincent Valentine walked into the room* ... ow...

What's pissing me off is that we need to do this report in half the time we normally would do it.  Ugh... and we have to handwrite twenty pages of notes. I don't know if you guys have seen my handwriting, but it is deplorable. I'm faster with the keyboard than I am with the pen.

Plus, it hurts like hell!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 10, 2008, 11:17:52 am
Wikipedia is not a credible source due to the fact that the information you're viewing might be either biased or inaccurate, or downright false. You gotta give them credit, it does make sense.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 10, 2008, 11:20:09 am
I know. I didn't know that in seventh grade when I did a report on domesticated black foxes I got from Wikipedia.

I printed most of my sources, I have Dracula on the internet, Lestat is in my bag, and... that thing that's also called dusk... is most likely not at the library.

Um... gripes... I got a cat scratch from my cat. It's about an inch long, on my right pinky, and is now infected. It hurts.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 10, 2008, 11:23:14 am
Um... gripes... I got a cat scratch from my cat. It's about an inch long, on my right pinky, and is now infected. It hurts.

Ouch.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on December 10, 2008, 03:21:38 pm
I love you guys so much.

Right now, I SHOULD be printing my sources, but it's the internet! I love the Compendium!

I'm not allowed to use Wikipedia. It's against MLA format or something like that. I've been examining varying types of literature. One is Dracula, another is The Vampire Lestat. He's nuts. Unfortunately, I have to look at... *shudder* TWILIGHT. *covers ears as fangirls shriek as loud if not louder than if Vincent Valentine walked into the room* ... ow...

What's pissing me off is that we need to do this report in half the time we normally would do it.  Ugh... and we have to handwrite twenty pages of notes. I don't know if you guys have seen my handwriting, but it is deplorable. I'm faster with the keyboard than I am with the pen.

Plus, it hurts like hell!

Whoa, twenty pages of notes? Heck, I don't even take notes or do drafts for my papers, really. Like the ones I'm working on right now. They're 8000 words each, and I'm just writing them halt of notes or drafts.

So what's frustrating for me? Well, on one hand, that I have a 2000 word paper to write for tomorrow, an 8000 word one for Friday, and another 8000 word one for Monday, as well as my finals next week. The supreme joys of being a bit of a procrastinator in Graduate studies. Of course, having said that means that the frustration is entirely with my own self.

Oh, and to add a further frustration, I wish to quote Propertius: 'Huic misero fatum dura puella fuit.' That about sums things up.

PS
For any of you doing reports, the problem with Wikipedia isn't that it's against something like MLA... as far as I know, that's just a citing format, isn't it? Now, there is nothing technically wrong with using Wikipedia. As long as you properly cite your source, it's quite admissible, as is any other site on the internet. The problem arises in that it is not reviewed by professional peers, or at least doesn't have the assurance. While I've found most articles to be decent enough to be instructive, they only ever provide cursory glances, and as such are really not beneficial to writing a paper. That said, most articles do list sources at the bottom, and so if nothing else it can help point you in the proper direction.

Of course, this problem isn't just because it's online or Wiki. There are many published books that you have to approach with caution and scrutiny as well. All the same, as long as you are aware of this, there is nothing wrong with saying 'so says an article on wikipedia.' It might not provide a very strong source - and so won't endear you much to any teacher - but is technically allowable. And remember, you don't always have to quote, you just have to cite. That is, sometimes it's better to paraphrase what was said (especially in a long segment), then add a footnote saying 'see page such and such of this.' As long as you give proper credit, you don't technically need to do direct quotes.

As for printing out sources, I suppose that's because it's internet sources, right? I'm not too partial to them because they're wont to change. As it is, though, the internet can be a valueable source of stored articles from peer reviewed journals, such as at JSTOR.

By the way, how does MLA format work? I'm partial to Chicago style notation myself.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 10, 2008, 03:28:13 pm
Teaflower I will never forgive you...I thought I'd never EVER hear the phrase "MLA format" again as long as I'd live.....thank you for RUINING that dream! :o
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 10, 2008, 03:32:55 pm
My save file, first time to End of Time after visiting Spekkio and the Poke-Trainer loaded up with me in an impossible position; on the edge of the platform, unable to move. Fuck.

I've since replayed and passed that point. I have two save files, so hopefully at least one will load properly.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 10, 2008, 06:37:27 pm
Yeah, Hytinen is kinda nuts. I'm sorry, Shee, but as long as Hytinen walks the earth, we will do the Proteus Project (my 8-10 page, 20 pages of notes, 10-12 source, a ridiculous amount of draft work... paper) in Honors Sophomore English while we read To Kill a Mockingbird.

I hate that book so... the way I read is all characters get a voice (it usually winds up being my own somehow) and the dialogue is said in their voice in my head. I keep hearing Southern drawl! GAH! I get enough of that from Alton!

Gripes... uh... um... my hands ache. And I'm beginning to feel that OMG-I-HAVEN'T-FIGURED-OUT-WHAT-I'M-GETTING-EVERYONE-FOR-CHRISTMAS-I-AM-SO-SCREWED-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! feeling that I get before Christmas.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 10, 2008, 08:18:50 pm
And I'm beginning to feel that OMG-I-HAVEN'T-FIGURED-OUT-WHAT-I'M-GETTING-EVERYONE-FOR-CHRISTMAS-I-AM-SO-SCREWED-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! feeling that I get before Christmas.

Join the club... I think I'll just head into Belfast for a day and see what I can find.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 10, 2008, 08:35:22 pm
Wikipedia is not a credible source due to the fact that the information you're viewing might be either biased or inaccurate, or downright false. You gotta give them credit, it does make sense.

That's why you don't credit Wikipedia as your source, but rather the article's sources (all them lil hyperlink numbers that show up at the bottom)...And possibly even visit those sources instead of pulling straight from Wikipedia as well....
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 10, 2008, 08:45:39 pm
Oh, thank goodness I'm not the only one who turns to Wikipedia for academic research. All this time I thought it was something to be ashamed of.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 10, 2008, 08:53:45 pm
There are far worse things you do with the internet that you should be ashamed of, FaustWolf...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on December 10, 2008, 09:08:41 pm
Wikipedia is not a credible source due to the fact that the information you're viewing might be either biased or inaccurate, or downright false. You gotta give them credit, it does make sense.

That's why you don't credit Wikipedia as your source, but rather the article's sources (all them lil hyperlink numbers that show up at the bottom)...And possibly even visit those sources instead of pulling straight from Wikipedia as well....

Well, doing it that way IS plagairism. If you quote Wiki which has taken its sources from elsewhere, and only cite those sources, you're in error. You must cite Wikipedia, and if you wish, add in the others as extras in your bibliography. After all, I couldn't just read an article in a journal, and cite someone's sources! No, I have to cite the article itself. Same goes for a book.

Not to mention, Wikipedia won't help you much past the most introductory first year courses of university, and even there would be shaky. Take the work I focus on, the Seven Against Thebes. The entry is fragmentary and almost useless. Take a look:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Against_Thebes

Not to mention this is an overall explanation of the myth, and has very little reference to the seperate traditions that make use of it, or of Aeschylus' work itself. Now, if someone were to go to this, they may well be greatly misled. I mean, it's mentioning Aeschylus all the way through, then numbers the Seven after the fashion of Statius' Thebaid, adding Adrastus instead of Eteoklus. Or yet, it speaks of some sort of alternation of co-kings (this in the references!) surviving into historical era Sparta. !? Where does that come from? Sparta's kings never alternated, they held joint rule, and were not absolute monarchs as it is. In the case of Thebes, it was (as we can tell from some fragments of the old epic) a case of an attempt to flee the curse Oidipous put on his sons. Or the commentary of this Burkert that the name Eteoklus, so near to Eteokles, is only invented by a poet who had no other names at hand.

To refer to such a silly theory as one of the main points of the article is madness! After all, such names would appear distinct to ancient eyes. And as it is, Aeschylus is certainly working off an older tradition, and can hardly be the creation of Aeschylus himself! After all, with all the potential names at his disposal, it's quite unlikely that there was not a single name suiting the metrical form of Eteoklus! I could name a few myself. The point is, here is an example of a scholarly subject where Wiki fails utterly.

For example, this isn't something big, but it could be problematic to some. The meaning of the name Polyneikes, if you go to his entry, before I changed it, was said to be 'many victories.' This was plainly added by some first year Greek student or some such that misread the -neikes for -nikos, taking what is 'strife' for 'victory.' I promptly changed it, but the problem remains that it does not always provide the best of information on more academic subjects.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 10, 2008, 09:20:31 pm
There are far worse things you do with the internet that you should be ashamed of, FaustWolf...>_>

...Like spending all my free time on videogame fansites? I do feel weird about it -- people ask me, "So what did you do over Spring Break?" And I'm like, "I, uh, studied. Yeah." They probably suspect I fritter my time on something silly like pron, when in reality I'm hacking Chrono Cross or Trigger. I'm not sure which would be considered more sad amongst the "normal populace." I'm really leading a double life here. But it's fun!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 10, 2008, 09:40:43 pm
There are far worse things you do with the internet that you should be ashamed of, FaustWolf...>_>

...Like spending all my free time on videogame fansites? I do feel weird about it -- people ask me, "So what did you do over Spring Break?" And I'm like, "I, uh, studied. Yeah." They probably suspect I fritter my time on something silly like pron, when in reality I'm hacking Chrono Cross or Trigger. I'm not sure which would be considered more sad amongst the "normal populace." I'm really leading a double life here. But it's fun!

A life I'm a bit envious of. I should really get onto the hacking scene...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 10, 2008, 10:08:14 pm
The Compendium's a perfect place to start -- lots of support here. It's really a modder's paradise.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 11, 2008, 08:38:11 am
I'd like to use Temporal Flux sometime, but the Internet Compie doesn't seem to like it. Maybe because I need an actual ROM on that one... *sigh*

Uh... gripes... this morning they gave me frozen milk with my 'yummies'. I don't know what the 'yummies' are, so I just call them that. They're like hash browns, except instead of potatoes it's ham and egg and cheese. Thus, they are 'yummies'.

Other gripes! Um... Internet is distracting. This is a prime time to do my Mockingbird work. I'm spending it here.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 11, 2008, 10:29:43 am
B/c of the issues that almost caused my hiatus, I will not be able to play CTDS, though I will be getting the game for X-Mas.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 11, 2008, 03:57:05 pm
You're lucky. You know you're getting the thing. I don't know what I'm getting, but CTDS and a DS are the first things on my list this year.

Gripes... um... mother is very sick. She says she's been puking a lot. Good news is now I don't have to change out of what I'm wearing (it's a lower than normal cut sweater) to go visit my dad for supper (too revealing for a visit with my dad even though I am his 16-year-old daughter is anything that shows skin on my legs [no skirts], nothing that gives the idea that I have boobs [if anyone says tits or gtfo, I'm going to hurt you in some way], nothing that reveals skin above my boobs [this sweater is not good, because although it is loose, it is a V-neck and shows skin there], nothing that is tight on my butt [these jeans aren't good either], and... actually, he's going to be checking me out no matter what) and now I get to sit and write! Yay!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 11, 2008, 04:45:13 pm
My ballroom dance final, supposedly I do not have one. So now I really confused.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on December 11, 2008, 05:33:21 pm
Wikipedia is not a credible source due to the fact that the information you're viewing might be either biased or inaccurate, or downright false. You gotta give them credit, it does make sense.

Pfft. On the proper topics, Wikipedia has a lower rate of errors than the Encyclopedia Britannica. If you want information on a popular book, a pop-culture figure, a movie, etc, there is no better place (though it still pays to look through the history to make sure you aren't victim of a recent vandalism attempt, though most instances of vandalism get corrected in less than 10 seconds, on average). The problem comes when it is a topic that no one cares about. Look at the history page and the discussion page and see how many different people participate on that page. If it doesn't look like many people care, then the probability of false information skyrockets.

One just has to keep in mind that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. It can introduce you to a topic and help you formulate a framework for understanding other sources, and sometimes that is enough. It is a good first step in the research process. And a horrible last step.

Unfortunately, academia frowns on Wikipedia not because of the value of the content, rather it is because the perceived value of the contributors (aka, the unwashed masses). The common public has not jumped through the same hoops that most in academia have, so therefore academia does not want to listen to them and will spurn them.

A shame, really, since places like Wikipedia are incredibly similar to how print culture developed and the Enlightenment got started.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 11, 2008, 11:42:06 pm
Well, doing it that way IS plagairism. If you quote Wiki which has taken its sources from elsewhere, and only cite those sources, you're in error. You must cite Wikipedia, and if you wish, add in the others as extras in your bibliography. After all, I couldn't just read an article in a journal, and cite someone's sources! No, I have to cite the article itself. Same goes for a book.

This would apply if Wikipedia's referencing mainly aggregated sources and synthesized information without footnotes, but the preferred way is to source every single assertion to the last. If you go to Chrono Trigger's Wikipedia article and click on the number after the sentence talking about the announcement of Chrono Trigger DS, you'll be taken to the listing for the press release. The best Wikipedia articles have everything rigorously tied down,
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 12, 2008, 12:04:49 am
I just got to leave the rowing team because I found out I can't afford the $200 a month dues.

And my cat died.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 12, 2008, 12:55:41 am
wtf? $200?? Do they buy a new friggin boat every month or something? >_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 12, 2008, 02:09:27 am
Well, doing it that way IS plagairism. If you quote Wiki which has taken its sources from elsewhere, and only cite those sources, you're in error. You must cite Wikipedia, and if you wish, add in the others as extras in your bibliography. After all, I couldn't just read an article in a journal, and cite someone's sources! No, I have to cite the article itself. Same goes for a book.

This would apply if Wikipedia's referencing mainly aggregated sources and synthesized information without footnotes, but the preferred way is to source every single assertion to the last. If you go to Chrono Trigger's Wikipedia article and click on the number after the sentence talking about the announcement of Chrono Trigger DS, you'll be taken to the listing for the press release. The best Wikipedia articles have everything rigorously tied down,

And to site one source out of them all is just wrong.

Let's say I write a report where I say "According to Charleston Chew, 'Pluto is a planet'." I've cited where I got that information. Now if someone reads my report and quotes it as "According to this report, 'Pluto is a planet'." Now I should not be the source, Charleston Chew should. But following Daniels logic, it should.

I think.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 12, 2008, 09:05:30 am
Aw... the kitty died? I'm sorry...

Well, Maud hates me. I gave her a bath last night. She's a skinny little thing... um... Temporal Odyssey has too much going on. I can't keep up. Uh... good news is Maud is clean and my mom is doing better.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 12, 2008, 09:16:29 am
Well, if you slow up, you're gonna end up left behind.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Thought on December 12, 2008, 11:09:15 am
And to site one source out of them all is just wrong.

Let's say I write a report where I say "According to Charleston Chew, 'Pluto is a planet'." I've cited where I got that information. Now if someone reads my report and quotes it as "According to this report, 'Pluto is a planet'." Now I should not be the source, Charleston Chew should. But following Daniels logic, it should.

I think.

Actually, yes. But it depends on a few factors. If the person summarized your thoughts, they'd cite you. If the person actually went and looked at the original source that you cited and got the information from there, that is what they'd cite. But if you don't check out the actual source, you shouldn't cite it.

This is essentially what history is all about. If you were writing a paper on, say, Tiberius Caesar, you might use a book that cites Tacitus or some other Roman historian. But, unless you actually went and looked at Tacitus' work, you couldn't cite Tacitus, you'd cite the author of that book.

And there are of course different forms of citation. You use footnotes or endnotes to cite specific facts, but then there is the bibliography in which you should cite all the sources you used, even if you didn't get the facts from them specifically. Wikipedia would definitely belong there, even if it might not belong in a footnote.

When in doubt, cite. When not in doubt, cite anyways.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 12, 2008, 02:21:18 pm
Shadow, I tried posting this morning.

MY POWER DIED.

So, the entire state of MA and probably part of NH are frozen. We aren't guaranteed power until Monday and several major highways just recently became passable! Gah! ... good news is that I might not have school on Monday.  :D

Hey, guess what, guys? Click here (http://www.thebostonchannel.com/index.html) for more info on the storm we're having. Fitchburg is currently in a state of emergency and so is the state! I'd watch the news myself, but the cable has been gone since this morning.

Why does it feel like Saturday?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 12, 2008, 05:19:11 pm
Ouch, that bites.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Feldschlacht IV on December 12, 2008, 06:52:55 pm
So I'm probably going to be taking a semester break from college because I'm broke and about to go batshit insane. I'm not in my hometown, so I'm probably going to be renting a place from my girlfriends parents and make some money so I'm no longer in debt in every possible way imaginable.

Seriously. I'm in debt in every possible way imaginable.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 12, 2008, 09:46:04 pm
Seriously. I'm in debt in every possible way imaginable.

Huh, you should talk to P.S.Z. about that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 13, 2008, 08:05:27 pm
Ice storm + school in forested area = no school until TUESDAY! Woohoo! Although that is pretty damn awesome, I don't have anything to do. FF12 sucks and I can't keep playing Smash Brothers. It's frickin' cold out there, man, and it's a rather long and unpleasant walk down to the plaza with K-Mart and stuff. Good news is I have a five-day weekend!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 13, 2008, 08:35:33 pm
Ice storm + school in forested area = no school until TUESDAY! Woohoo! Although that is pretty damn awesome, I don't have anything to do. FF12 sucks and I can't keep playing Smash Brothers. It's frickin' cold out there, man, and it's a rather long and unpleasant walk down to the plaza with K-Mart and stuff. Good news is I have a five-day weekend!

First off, I didn't think FF12 was that bad. I thought it was a bit refreshing from the usual way FF is.

Second off, I used to live in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Glad I got the fuck out of there.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 13, 2008, 08:40:08 pm
Yeah, we're kinda in the middle of a state of emergency, considering almost half the state still lacks power. As for 12, it wasn't my cup of tea. If I wanted MMO style games, I'd buy an MMO, not a Final Fantasy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 13, 2008, 09:24:36 pm
It's time like these that I don't miss the cold....just finished 5 years in Florida and now live in S. California....snow was done being cool for me 10 years ago.

But yea I suppose that sucks having no power and all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 13, 2008, 10:41:50 pm
Yeah, we're kinda in the middle of a state of emergency, considering almost half the state still lacks power. As for 12, it wasn't my cup of tea. If I wanted MMO style games, I'd buy an MMO, not a Final Fantasy.

I'm so glad I wasn't the only one to think like that.

I'm sorry, but I enjoy turn based battles. I'm getting sick of all the REAL-TIME ACTION games, not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 13, 2008, 10:48:36 pm
A good turn based RPG is what I like. ToD was okay (it wasn't all this MMO style thing, but had similar qualities), but would I take 10 and 7 and 6 and CT and CC over 12 and 11? HELL YES!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
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Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Belaith on December 14, 2008, 12:42:56 am
ergh! Drinking and driving. Dumbest shit anyone could ever do. My friend texted me at 1:30 this morning saying that she totalled her car. I asked what happened. If anything, you can guess what happened. Drinking, driving, speeding, swerving, shitting. Her friend that happened to be dumb enough to ride with her is in the hospital. GAH.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 14, 2008, 01:03:30 am
Ouch. Only shows that one must not D.D.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 14, 2008, 08:36:09 pm
Ouch. I'm glad I don't have much experience with drunks who drive. My parents used to drink, but now they're serious A.A. members. Hi, I'm Arnie, and I'm an alcoholic.

Hi, Arnie.

Gripes... oh, right! I'm sick. Like, horrible sick. I can barely walk from my room to my mom's room, which isn't all that far away. Good news is most of the nausea is gone *knockonwood* and I don't feel horribly tired anymore! *knockonwood* Yaaaaay!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 15, 2008, 12:08:02 am
ergh! Drinking and driving. Dumbest shit anyone could ever do. My friend texted me at 1:30 this morning saying that she totalled her car. I asked what happened. If anything, you can guess what happened. Drinking, driving, speeding, swerving, shitting. Her friend that happened to be dumb enough to ride with her is in the hospital. GAH.

Stuff like this really pisses me off. People can be so inconsiderate when they drive drunk/stoned. What pisses me off even more is the state of drug legislation in this country (U.S. is where I live).

I hate alcohol and I have pretty much decided to stop drinking. Did you know that the vast majority of illegal drugs are actually better for you than consuming alcohol or nicotine? Indeed, the psychedelic drug psilocybin is rated as less toxic than aspirin by the CDC. But it's illegal to consume the magic mushrooms that contain it.

So why is alcohol legal while less harmful drugs are illegal? My guess would be just because there is a huge commercial and cultural market built up around alcohol and the fact that it's so damned easy to make. Prohibition would never work again in this day and age. So we're left with an ass-backwards legal system and thousands of people that drive drunk and endanger the lives of perfectly sober people every day.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 15, 2008, 01:00:57 am
Just found out a college buddy of mine died in a car accident on the 12th. Whether it's related to alcohol I have no clue, but damn it.

Alcohol is best taken in moderation, and when settling in for a cozy evening of hacking, creative writing, or something else that doesn't involve moving vehicles. Youth culture in America, at least, seems to glorify the act of puking one's guts out after chugging loads of it, which I never understood.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 15, 2008, 01:03:13 am
=/...Oh man.  I'm so sorry...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 15, 2008, 01:16:09 am
I didn't get to know him all that well, but he was a really nice guy. Cleveland lost a phenomenal individual.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 15, 2008, 03:51:17 pm
Ugh. That's why I always pick between driving or drinking on a given night. No one should suffer for someone else's irresponsibility.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on December 15, 2008, 03:59:08 pm
Drinking and driving is a serious  :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on December 15, 2008, 04:02:47 pm
Sorry...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 15, 2008, 04:33:03 pm
Sorry, Faust.

Drink driving, eugh. There's enough binge drinking and accidents due to it in this area...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 16, 2008, 02:34:21 am
After I beat MM3, I decided to finally make an effort to beat MM7.  I got the super adapter, and can finally beat the Wily levels.  I've gotten up to Wily twice.  The first time I couldn't get past the first form.  The second time I got up to the second one.  I used every E-tank I had.  I used my S-tank.  ONE MORE @#$%^&* HIT WOULD HAVE KILLED HIM!  I got Game over, and am now back to the beginning and need to get more screws to buy more E-tanks.  ...I hate that game.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 16, 2008, 03:12:33 am
Farming in the Megaman games was easily twice as stupid time consuming as in the Metroid games...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 16, 2008, 06:31:55 am
So I just spent a LONG time working on my little Dalton scene that is basically meant for me to get the hang of things.  For shits and giggles I kept on attacking and attacking because Iron Orb can't kill you.  I used a save state for a while in the battle for when I knew the ending burp would come.  Turns out even if I timed Aura whirl perfectly, I don't even have the capacity to have enough HP to survive the burp yet....

 :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 16, 2008, 09:02:20 am
Aww... I'm sorry to hear that, Shee.

Gripes... oh, right!

Lunenburg Public Schools (Lunenburg being a town near Fitchburg) has decided to close its doors.

Until January 5th.

It's not just that that's bugging me. I have to go back to class TOMORROW. For what? Five days of school, if not less. Is it wrong to hope that a tree falls on FHS?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 16, 2008, 10:08:45 am
Delta, you ever play MMX? I have X1 and it was a good game. I might get IHX if I ever get the chance.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 16, 2008, 05:52:04 pm
Delta, you ever play MMX? I have X1 and it was a good game. I might get IHX if I ever get the chance.

Irregular/Maverick Hunter X is really great, I love it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 16, 2008, 06:50:50 pm
Oh, fuck yeah. Maverick Hunter X will always win. I liked the "Day of Sigma" vid they put in. It was cool.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 16, 2008, 08:23:01 pm
Today just doesn't seem to be my day, guys. My sister has contracted what I had/have, except with more... puke. I had to strip her bed 'cause she missed the bucket I gave her, change my pants and socks because I stepped in the stuff that got on the floor, rinse off the stuff that had puke on it, and then wash out Barfy the Barf Bucket.

There are two good sides to this story, however. My mom went shopping and I was able to eat two pieces of chicken! Yaaay! First real food in almost forever. The second side is that Fitchburg Public Schools has closed its doors.

UNTIL NEXT MONDAY.

IF NOT LATER.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 16, 2008, 08:56:37 pm
Ouch. I hear that more than you'll ever know.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 17, 2008, 01:00:17 am
My mom went shopping and I was able to eat two pieces of chicken! Yaaay! First real food in almost forever. The second side is that Fitchburg Public Schools has closed its doors.

I totally read that as "I was able to eat two pieces of children! Yaaay!" and was totally going to call you my hero, teaflower. Anyways, yes indeed, being sickies or being around sickies sucks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 17, 2008, 09:30:23 am
Was there something wrong with Fitchburg Schools?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 17, 2008, 09:17:42 pm
Was there something wrong with Fitchburg Schools?
Let me put it bluntly. Unitil, the company that is in charge of most of this area and part of NH, is a dick. They charge too much for power and heat and here in Fitchburg, half of the city lacks power. The area where the high school, at least, is one of those areas. On top of this, there used to be a whole bunch of forest around the school.

Not so much anymore.

So no power, fallen wires and tree limbs under snow that came down last night... no school. Mind you, the neighboring rival town, Leominster, (look up longest school rivalries, Fitchburg v. Leominster is up there) has National Grid. They had 100% power yesterday. They didn't go to school today, however, because it snowed. John Fitch Highway, the big highway that leads to just about everywhere here in Fitchburg, wasn't even PLOWED from what I understand of the situation!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 17, 2008, 09:33:15 pm
Holy shit, that sucks. Unitil needs to go. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 17, 2008, 09:37:33 pm
It does! We pay only for electricity here in the complex I live in (I love being poor sometimes). It's, not that much.

Until you get to the delivery fee.

Townsend, one of the towns that has Unitil, doesn't have power. They do, however, have septic systems. They can't CRAP without fear of their house, like, exploding or something.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 17, 2008, 09:39:17 pm
Townsend? Did you spell that right?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 17, 2008, 09:52:07 pm
Yes. Townsend. At one point, it was probably the last town, thus Town's End or Towns End became Townsend. Google Townsend. There's a lot going on there.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 17, 2008, 10:04:42 pm
I was just wondering b/c a friend of mine is surnamed "Townsend" and it seemed a bit odd.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 18, 2008, 01:43:02 am
My friend just got in a car wreck.

The friend that told me that "Going 10 miles over the speed limit wasn't speeding."

 :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on December 18, 2008, 01:52:02 am
Hope your friend pulls out okay. Jeez, what is it with car accidents this week?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 18, 2008, 02:50:45 am
Hope your friend pulls out okay. Jeez, what is it with car accidents this week?

He says he's fine, just his car's totaled, or should I say, his mom's car.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 18, 2008, 03:00:54 am
Hope your friend pulls out okay. Jeez, what is it with car accidents this week?

He says he's fine, just his car's totaled, or should I say, his mom's car.
He's okay right now, wait 'til after the maternal wrath and ask him again.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 18, 2008, 03:28:40 am
Hope your friend pulls out okay. Jeez, what is it with car accidents this week?

He says he's fine, just his car's totaled, or should I say, his mom's car.
He's okay right now, wait 'til after the maternal wrath and ask him again.
No, I think his dad is going to kill him, if he already hasn't.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 18, 2008, 08:46:48 am
*snort* Not as reckless as my brother (not the same one that was mentioned in the GL thread). When he's angry, keep him off the road.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on December 18, 2008, 09:36:23 am

The friend that told me that "Going 10 miles over the speed limit wasn't speeding."


Depends on the weather.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 18, 2008, 10:16:17 am
They're more like speed suggestions anyways.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 18, 2008, 03:02:02 pm
The friend that told me that "Going 10 miles over the speed limit wasn't speeding."
Depends on the weather.

This. For example, moving at all would be too fast in present conditions, as I'm completely snowed in. Sucks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 18, 2008, 05:21:21 pm
The closest thing I've ever had to a snow storm is back in May we had a huge hail storm.  Yesterday it was raining day in and day out.  Fortunately It hasn't happened today.  It was nice until I had to go outside.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on December 18, 2008, 05:22:20 pm
Supposed to get about 30cm over the next couple of days...at least most of it will come over the weekend...assuming it does come
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 18, 2008, 08:14:11 pm
30cm... need to look that up in my metric to... not-metric dictionary...

Something tells me that's a foot or less.

But ha! And again, ha! We've got 8-12" coming this way on Friday alone. Then on Sunday, we've got an ice and snow mix! Fun, eh? I hate to hear you're snowed in, RD. That sucks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 18, 2008, 09:21:12 pm
Supposed to get about 30cm over the next couple of days...at least most of it will come over the weekend...assuming it does come

I'm sorry, I know this is a thread about frustration, but I lol'd. I lol'd hard.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on December 18, 2008, 11:05:35 pm
I fucking hate the cold.

I have like 1% body fat, and I freeze almost immediately.

I'm wearing two pairs of socks, two pairs of pants, a t-shirt, and a sweater. X_X
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on December 18, 2008, 11:09:15 pm
It's freezing here too! My fingers are frozen and it's kinda hard to type. ;_;

Need glovvvvvvvvvvvvvvesssssssssss~
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 18, 2008, 11:15:24 pm
You don't like the cold too. Make that three.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 18, 2008, 11:52:47 pm
I hate extreme temperatures. Slightly warm area? I'm there. One way or another.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 19, 2008, 12:26:43 am
I enjoy the cold, so feel free to hand it to me if that were somehow possible. *chuckles*

But I am becoming rather frustrated at those who are understimating me and taking my kindness for granted. *frowns*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 19, 2008, 02:07:06 am
I like cold when I get it.  It like almost never gets below 20 degrees Fahrenheit here.  But in Summer it can get up to 100-115 degrees.  And we only have cold for a few months.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 19, 2008, 03:48:38 am
I enjoy cold far more than heat...You can only take off so many clothes in the heat...Anyways, we've got some snow here (a couple inches or so), but I like it because if it's not snowing around this time of year, it's raining...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 19, 2008, 04:55:43 am
I am definitely on for the cold as opposed to the heat. It could easily be 10 below and snowing and I out side in some shorts and a T-shirt not having a problem. The down side is I'm not exagerating either, I gotten frostbite and didn't even know.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on December 19, 2008, 08:08:21 am
30cm... need to look that up in my metric to... not-metric dictionary...

Something tells me that's a foot or less.


I believe that dictionary is called google.
searching..."30 cm to in" result "30 centimeters = 11.8110236 in"

i believe this is where you young whipper snappers say "teaflower, FTW" or something like that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 19, 2008, 11:37:46 am
Ah, well... It's less than a foot. That's what counts.

T.K., I don't take advantage of your kindness! You're too awesome to be taken advantage of!

I'll trade anyone New England Summer AND Winter (two extremes) for something that's not so extreme! Again, snow is coming later today, ice is coming over the weekend, and it is just oppressive in the summer.

Right now, I'm pissed at MassHealth. There's been some sort of snafu involved with my coverage, so that means no doctors, no hospitals if I fall and break my neck, no psychiatrists, and no visits to the medicine doctor. And knowing MassHealth, it'll be forever until it's fixed up.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 19, 2008, 12:19:44 pm
Pissed at two users on GamePolitics. Taking up the old Troll legacy.

:picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 19, 2008, 02:49:16 pm
I'm honestly not too concerned with the cold itself, but in the resultant road conditions. Even if I cleared the pile of snow off of it, my car was not built for snowy conditions.

I have things to do; I need to be able to get out of my apartment complex.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 19, 2008, 05:01:35 pm
I feel kind of bad for my sister. She needs to do shopping. The roads are terrible here in the Burg of Fitch. Try getting down John Fitch Icerink to get to my house.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 19, 2008, 06:17:46 pm
T.K., I don't take advantage of your kindness! You're too awesome to be taken advantage of!

*chuckles* Not here, but elsewhere. The life beyond this machine, the one that I wonder around in, waiting for my destiny to become finished more than it already has.

Anywho...

My! Has the temperature dropped here! Why, it was sixty degrees farenheit yesterday, and today it is thirty! *laughs*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 19, 2008, 06:36:52 pm
For all you guys talking about cold, I envy you all. Down here in Orlando, Florida it is EIGHTY DEGREES IN THE MIDDLE OF FRIGGING DECEMBER.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 19, 2008, 06:43:20 pm
O-Town, huh?  I spent five years in Tallanasty, and everyone form Orlando bitches aobut warm winters.  I hate being cold no matter what.  And yea, I'm a bit of a grinch too.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 19, 2008, 06:45:53 pm
I'd move to Orlando, if it weren't for the old people migrations... and the fact that I'm poor.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 19, 2008, 06:48:36 pm
TACT, YOU ARE FUCKING LUCKY.

[/zoah]
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 19, 2008, 06:53:06 pm
Yea but with all those old people there's no income tax

And then the state wonders why it has shit for cash.

"Johnny can't write because Johnny dosen't have a fucking pencil." -Gus Haynes (The Wire)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 20, 2008, 12:30:12 am
Pardon the interuption...but I simply must let this out....

...that I am now becoming very infuriated, at the fact that one of my good friends....

....is moving towards the edge of betraying my honor and friendship towards them.

*begins to steam from the ears* And to believe that I give my all for my friends!

*calms, then steams again*

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 20, 2008, 12:44:13 am
Pardon the interuption...but I simply must let this out....

...that I am now becoming very infuriated, at the fact that one of my good friends....

....is moving towards the edge of betraying my honor and friendship towards them.

*begins to steam from the ears* And to believe that I give my all for my friends!

*calms, then steams again*
Welcome to the story of my life... I've been betrayed so many times in my life by friends that I'm surprised I still trust care for others. But then again, I suppose I've seen that a simple betrayal against me is nothing compared to the hurt I may have incurred upon others over the course of my life, and certainly not as profound as that which is going around me with my fellow mankind right now.

Beyond that, though, I can't really give you any advice as I simply don't know enough.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 20, 2008, 12:47:13 am
*thinks to self*

My friend, I've had quite the past. Betrayl is nothing new to me either. But I do despise it so, when one can be so very willing to throw away a grand friendship with one who honors their friends more than all of the wealth, gold, and glory in the world. Shameful, no?

Many people know, that in real life, I can be your best friend. But, I can also be your greatest enemy, in a fashion. I dare not do so dishonorably, though. A shame to ruin myself by being the enemy, no? That is why, I will only mourn this loss.

*frowns*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 20, 2008, 12:50:04 am
*thinks to self*

My friend, I've had quite the past. Betrayl is nothing new to me either. But I do despise it so, when one can be so very willing to throw away a grand friendship with one who honors their friends more than all of the wealth, gold, and glory in the world. Shameful, no?

Many people know, that in real life, I can be your best friend. But, I can also be your greatest enemy, in a fashion. I dare not do so dishonorably, though. A shame to ruin myself by being the enemy, no? That is why, I will only mourn this loss.

*frowns*

Did he break the cardinal rule: Bros before hoes? Because if not, things could probably have been worse...:lol:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 12:50:36 am
Damn, TK, I am impressed! You put it so eloquently. Are you the next Shakespeare or w/e?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 20, 2008, 12:53:57 am
*takes out a sword and slams it into the ground*

My friend, Translanka, what this betrayl might be to some, I would not take lightly. A story behind it, there happens to be, but I will let you know, not a he, but a she.

*chuckles* Shakespear? No. If only, but so. I am, whost I am. No more, no less. Of course, that I also regress, for I am much more than ordinary, then extraordinary. But I pertain to humbility and modesty. *bows*

EDIT: Not a love story, either. But one that dost break my heart.


Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 01:16:46 am
So a girl you're friends with is proving to be a turncoat of some kind?

Also, the term is humbleness. Just FYI.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 20, 2008, 01:18:19 am
Indeed, but is it wrong to change words so that they present a ryhme scheme? I think not!

Indeed. I will tell the tale, if those who wish to hear it vouch it so.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 02:08:54 am
Do what is right, not what is satisfactory.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Magus22 on December 20, 2008, 02:18:56 am
What the ... is this??? > > :picardno

Just noticed that today... but arrrgghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

I am frustrated at the amount of great potential threads here (especially in the CT DS board) that are constantly being riddled by off-topic foolishness. GOD!! Where is teh Entity when you need her most!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 20, 2008, 02:25:43 am
*thinks to self*

My friend, I've had quite the past. Betrayl is nothing new to me either. But I do despise it so, when one can be so very willing to throw away a grand friendship with one who honors their friends more than all of the wealth, gold, and glory in the world. Shameful, no?

Many people know, that in real life, I can be your best friend. But, I can also be your greatest enemy, in a fashion. I dare not do so dishonorably, though. A shame to ruin myself by being the enemy, no? That is why, I will only mourn this loss.

*frowns*
As much as it pains anyone, a person must learn, in addition to how to be a good friend, how to be a good enemy, in turn. Whilst that happenstance not apply, a worthy maxim of the heart fry.

What the ... is this??? > > :picardno

Just noticed that today... but arrrgghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

I am frustrated at the amount of great potential threads here (especially in the CT DS board) that are constantly being riddled by off-topic foolishness. GOD!! Where is teh Entity when you need her most!
The one behind you bears his shares of the blood of the spoil, with which we toil.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 20, 2008, 06:06:19 am
Are we all rhyming our responses to this thread now?

Very well. There once was a man from Nantucket...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 20, 2008, 07:57:11 am
I'm back home and I am gonna see Kaity this weekend. Man it's has been a while and I still get overwhelmed by the thought of her. :(


And I just burnt my index finger relatively badly. I am now touch typing and its going so slow...ow.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on December 20, 2008, 08:15:51 am
Indeed, but is it wrong to change words so that they present a ryhme scheme? I think not!

Yes, it is.

A love of style you may possess,
And in such you may assess,
That any sound that comes to mind,
You can use and not seem crass,
But once to you let me remind,
To do that makes you an ass.


The word you were looking for was actually "humility." Use a thesaurus if you can't think of the right word. Use a dictionary if you aren't certain about the spelling.

And keep trying, but do it right.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 20, 2008, 12:24:28 pm
Are we all rhyming our responses to this thread now?

Very well. There once was a man from Nantucket...
Who had recently kicked the bucket.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 20, 2008, 05:17:11 pm
I'm back home and I am gonna see Kaity this weekend. Man it's has been a while and I still get overwhelmed by the thought of her. :(


And I just burnt my index finger relatively badly. I am now touch typing and its going so slow...ow.

I recently got a blister on my thumb thanks to one of those candles in a jar that get ridiculously hot (along with my own stupidity in picking up said candle...>_>)...Damn these weak fleshbags of ours...!!

Are we all rhyming our responses to this thread now?

Very well. There once was a man from Nantucket...
Who had recently kicked the bucket.

They took his body & into a hole they stuck it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 20, 2008, 07:30:21 pm
Are we all rhyming our responses to this thread now?

Very well. There once was a man from Nantucket...
Who had recently kicked the bucket.

They took his body & into a hole they stuck it.

Anybody want a peanut?


I just fixed your quote tag (was missing the beginning tag) because I just hate seeing tags fucked up (especially when someone's quoting me! :lol:
~V_Translanka

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 20, 2008, 08:37:00 pm
I just fixed your quote tag (was missing the beginning tag) because I just hate seeing tags fucked up (especially when someone's quoting me! :lol:
~V_Translanka

That happened to me once. Thankfully, it doesn't anymore.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 21, 2008, 02:23:38 pm
Indeed, but is it wrong to change words so that they present a ryhme scheme? I think not!

Yes, it is.

A love of style you may possess,
And in such you may assess,
That any sound that comes to mind,
You can use and not seem crass,
But once to you let me remind,
To do that makes you an ass.


The word you were looking for was actually "humility." Use a thesaurus if you can't think of the right word. Use a dictionary if you aren't certain about the spelling.

And keep trying, but do it right.


Actually, my friend, I used Humbility with good intention, not humility. A great difference between the two words there are, as humbility is a word lost to Time itself. The act of presenting the character of being humble, that is. *bows*

Thoust shalt never find it in any dictionary today.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on December 21, 2008, 03:29:00 pm
A little ticked of by the snow.  We got, I believe a foot of snow in a day and a half with drifting that could cause the snow piles to be almost 2 feet T_T...This winter is already worse then last years...and last year cause a chaotic flood.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 21, 2008, 04:13:19 pm
Yeesh. That's rough. It just keeps coming down out there. I don't know how much is out there, but there's a lot. It's funny to see little dogs hopping through the snow, though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on December 22, 2008, 10:08:16 am
A little ticked of by the snow.  We got, I believe a foot of snow in a day and a half with drifting that could cause the snow piles to be almost 2 feet T_T...This winter is already worse then last years...and last year cause a chaotic flood.

2 feet is not too bad...assuming the snow plows are diligent.  2 years ago there was a snow storm that plopped at least 4 feet overnight....needless to say, the city was shut down
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 22, 2008, 10:14:55 am
No one out here really keeps up. Mainly because we can't pow the roads because a whole lot of fallen wires and tree branches are beneath all that snow. Sucks, eh?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 22, 2008, 03:23:02 pm
Frustration:

I just got a fucking root canal at the dentist.  :shock: I thought it was just a routine check up. Those bastards lied to me.

And they injected me with so much lidocaine, which slowly migrated down my face (since I was inclined downwards slightly), so that now not only is my mouth and tongue numb but so is the entire right side of my face, my right nostril, my right eyelid, and the bottom part of my right ear. And it will be this way for hours.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Chrono Master on December 22, 2008, 05:28:01 pm
*Stares blankly for 5 seconds* ...I just don't get how I can get yelled a for sleeping, doing nothing, and how my brother blames his stupidity for balancing on the edge of the cluch on his stomach and falling on me. his reason is that I'm so stupid that my stupin-ness was transfered over to him to ease my brain. I'm one of the best RPG players in my hometown. sure my grades are a D+ through B avarage but I don't always apply myself. I usually don't do homework but that dose not mean I'm stupid. My brother's logic has always been flawed and he just tries to get a jab at me when ever he can. My brother even went as far to say my current girlfriend was a guy which was too far. Sure he nakes jibes at me, calling me a girl and then gay but if I'm a girl and gay and dating a guy that would mean I'm straight... he is annoying beyond all end and his logic is as good as president bushes' speaches about terrorists 'misunderestimating' him. the olny thing left to say about him is...
 :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on December 22, 2008, 06:02:18 pm
Frustration:

I just got a fucking root canal at the dentist.  :shock: I thought it was just a routine check up. Those bastards lied to me.

And they injected me with so much lidocaine, which slowly migrated down my face (since I was inclined downwards slightly), so that now not only is my mouth and tongue numb but so is the entire right side of my face, my right nostril, my right eyelid, and the bottom part of my right ear. And it will be this way for hours.

I got 2 root canals a few months ago...I took a picture of myself when they walked away for a minute but lost it...I looked like freakin Hannibal.  POint: I feel your pain mang
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 22, 2008, 06:18:20 pm
Lol, Everyone else lives on the East Coast.
I'm frusterated that I can't Explode the heads of the kids at my school.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 22, 2008, 10:19:55 pm
Gah!  :x My friggin ISP crapped out last night and this morning and it's been boring as hell around here. Oh well... I guess I'm back on now.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 22, 2008, 10:35:45 pm
I'm frusterated that I can't Explode the heads of the kids at my school.

You don't want to. Trust me, the Eternal Ambulance Chaser (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorney)) is better off with nothing to do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on December 23, 2008, 03:31:04 pm
Bleh, my 75 avg for the term. bugger!  so, i am frustrated with my lack of steady paced studies...cramming for a Tax course is a bad idea :(
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 26, 2008, 05:00:33 pm
You know what bothers me?

The People to People Organization.

They send kids to far away countries like Israel and Australia, right? I got a letter offering me the chance to study and travel in Australia. However, they neglect to tell you how expensive it is to go, how much of your summer you'll waste there, and all the little intricacies.

Here's a quote from the first paragraph.

Quote from: People to People Ambassador Program Letter
Dear Shannon:

We are pleased to offer your daughter a one-time-only opportunity to travel and study in Australia in the summer of 2009.

Mind you, this was addressed to me, Shannon G., who lives at my home address in Fitchburg, MA. I don't have a daughter, people! Grr!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 05:15:59 pm
People to People is a scam. They send letters to parents to make them think their kids are special and have been invited to join this prestigious organization.

But in reality they just send out letters to everyone. Parents buy into it because they want to think their kids are special.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 26, 2008, 05:23:33 pm
.. *Speeeecial*... I get to go to Isreal for free when I'm 18, YAY!!

BACK TO TOPIC!!!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 26, 2008, 05:40:16 pm
Mind you, this was addressed to me, Shannon G., who lives at my home address in Fitchburg, MA.

'Tis thee, Shannon! Hast thou come to test thy skill in secrecy?

Seriously, Tea, we truly did not need to know that. Sorry.

EDIT: BTW, that is the only time I will use your name.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 05:44:28 pm
I think Shannon is a pretty name.

Kudos to anyone that can guess mine.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 26, 2008, 05:45:49 pm
Not too hard, methinks, but I will not say. No one else had better, either, for all our sakes.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 26, 2008, 05:47:52 pm
Someone guess my name??
PLEASE??
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 26, 2008, 05:52:45 pm
Why should you fear getting your name on the internet? Did you do something that can be traced back to you? You do realize that is not that hard for, say an employer, to find out what internet actives you've been up to. I also don't fear those "scary internet rapists in dark alleys" because they are very few and far between plus there are better ways to protect you self then hiding you name.


Shannon is a beautiful name, Ken(mine) on the other hand is semi-dull.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 05:57:54 pm
Plus, it's not as if people post their last names. How many Shannons, Erics, and Kens are there in the world?

And with myspace and facebook nowadays all a potential employer has to do is look you up or posts you've made on friends pages to decide whether or not you are an asshole.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 26, 2008, 06:05:09 pm
My fist name is Ova,

My Middle is Nin

and my last is Tousand.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 26, 2008, 06:59:44 pm
There are millions upon millions of Shannon's out there. There are less Shannon G.s, but there's only one Tea. I see no problem with telling you what city/state I live in, how old I am, and what my first name is. There's another Shannon in my community. I hate her.

Anyway, as for People to People, I actually know a kid who does it as often as his family can afford it. They do fundraisers for it and stuff. He's a good kid and a genius, if you ask me.

If I were a boy, I would be Michael. My mom wanted to call me Claire.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 07:03:16 pm
Michael is my little name. I like it better than my first name.

And I stand by my position: Screw people to people. Go to Europe and backpack for cheap, stay in youth hostels and have a lot more fun that way.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 26, 2008, 07:51:15 pm
My name was almost Barney, Sebastien or Tristan. But good old Dad saved the day.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 26, 2008, 07:53:50 pm
Tristan? You don't seem sad. ... Tristan has a Latin root which means sad. You're not a sad nerdy, Nerdy. I'm sort of like a river. Just go with the flow...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 26, 2008, 07:54:41 pm
My name was almost Barney, Sebastien or Tristan. But good old Dad saved the day.

Your dad chose your name? Mine too. Actually, it was because he won a bet that he got to choose.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 26, 2008, 08:06:03 pm
I have you all beat, if I was a girl my name would have been Midnight Dominique. I do not lie.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Jutty on December 26, 2008, 08:06:52 pm
My name is Justin. It's too common  :(
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 26, 2008, 08:10:46 pm
Midnight Dominique? Cool. Who thought of that one? Betcha it was your older sister.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 26, 2008, 08:23:22 pm
Actually, my dad convinced my mom to change it. They argued for a long time, and came up with N.A.C. You guys can guess the name now.


(Check the Sprite comics)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 26, 2008, 08:46:19 pm
In my case, it was a bet, made before I was born. If I was a boy, my father will name me as his father. And if I was a girl, my mother will name me as her mother.

And as such, I have the same name as my grandfather.

Same thing happened with my brother, but he instead has the other grandfather's name.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 26, 2008, 09:19:06 pm
Midnight Dominique? Cool. Who thought of that one? Betcha it was your older sister.
No it was my mother, my dad was against it, but mother wanted it. Problem was I'm a dude so that fell threw, I now named after my Grandfather.


My PSX emu sucks with a Keyboard, and I left my control at my dorm room. ARGG!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 09:23:38 pm
Nothing beats using a controller (and especially a PSX controller) with PSX emu. It's just not worth it otherwise.

I even use my playstation controller for N64 emu. I actually prefer it because I'm weird like that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 26, 2008, 09:30:37 pm
This is my gamepad of choice at the moment:

(http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/p990.jpg) (http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/p990.htm)

    * 4 quick-fire shoulder triggers
    * 8-way d-pad
    * 6 responsive buttons
    * 2 analog joysticks with built-in buttons
    * Fully programmable
    * Plug and Play/ No drivers needed
    * Cheap price of $20 bucks
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 26, 2008, 10:19:13 pm
My name is Justin. It's too common  :(

Justin... what? I know two people named Justin. One acts like a fruit to me, and the other is one that deserves to die for betraying me, a close friend of mine, and a guy the two of us are friends with. Personally, I hope you're neither.

This is my gamepad of choice at the moment:

(http://www.saitek.com/uk/images/product/p990.jpg) (http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/p990.htm)

    * 4 quick-fire shoulder triggers
    * 8-way d-pad
    * 6 responsive buttons
    * 2 analog joysticks with built-in buttons
    * Fully programmable
    * Plug and Play/ No drivers needed
    * Cheap price of $20 bucks


Aww, fuck yeah! :D That is a sweet controller, KebreI!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 11:30:25 pm
Aren't there more than just two Justin's in the world or am I missing some sort of inside joke?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 26, 2008, 11:39:53 pm
There was no joke, but you did miss the point. If he's either of the two I know, there's gonna be trouble, so I just want to know to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 26, 2008, 11:53:26 pm
But what would be the odds of that? Then again me and Zeality both live in the same town and went to the same school. The odds against that must be pretty high too.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 26, 2008, 11:56:11 pm
True, but the fact that there are odds is what has me on edge. If anything, it's for the record.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 27, 2008, 03:52:02 am
There was no joke, but you did miss the point. If he's either of the two I know, there's gonna be trouble, so I just want to know to be on the safe side.

No there isn't. If you have problems with someone in person, settle it with them in person. Assume he isn't the Justin you have beef with unless some compelling evidence comes up to indicate otherwise.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 27, 2008, 04:24:47 am
I do not say he is, but I do not say either that he is NOT. To me, he is a third unless he proves otherwise
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 27, 2008, 05:19:47 am
He's in a flux between is and not. Like Schrodingers cat. Perhaps he is neither until you observe him to be?

/End sarcasm
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 28, 2008, 02:03:00 pm
My name's Grant, and apparently I was named after some Irish theif dude who helped our ancestor's out hundreds of years ago. As long as we were on the topic of names, I just thought I'd chime in...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 02:36:39 pm
I do not say he is, but I do not say either that he is NOT. To me, he is a third unless he proves otherwise
Are you insane? Seriously, he's innocent until proven guilty.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 28, 2008, 02:38:08 pm
... this all makes little sense to me.

Um... gripes... uh... I have glove dependency problems. I can't type or do most things with my hands without my fingerless gloves on. It's freaky! GAH!

EDIT: Oh, now what? Do I have to make a new account like Kebrel did? I know what I'll do. There will be a new member joining soon. Her name? I dunno. teaflower565? TeaFlower!? Angelic Flower? BOB?! GAH!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 28, 2008, 02:39:55 pm
TEAFLOWER IS A SUN STONER

SCREENCAPPING FOR GREAT JUSTICE

Teaflower, don't ever post again. Look at that post count. It's beautiful.

EDIT: Immortalizing this moment forever with said screencap:

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Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 04:02:59 pm
I do not say he is, but I do not say either that he is NOT. To me, he is a third unless he proves otherwise
Are you insane? Seriously, he's innocent until proven guilty.

1. Yes, I am insane. So are you. We are ALL insane in our own way.

2. So says you. I continue to remain neutral on the topic.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 28, 2008, 04:20:55 pm
I do not say he is, but I do not say either that he is NOT. To me, he is a third unless he proves otherwise
Are you insane? Seriously, he's innocent until proven guilty.

1. Yes, I am insane. So are you. We are ALL insane in our own way.

2. So says you. I continue to remain neutral on the topic.

No, Shadow, I think you misunderstand how a court of law works. Regardless of personal opinions, the defendant is indeed innocent until proven guilty. There is no "Third party". You can't be "Half-Guilty". You're either guilty or innocent, and until the judge slams the gavel, you are indeed innocent unless you're proven guilty.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 04:28:13 pm
This isn't a court of law, though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 28, 2008, 04:33:37 pm
This isn't a court of law, though.

But it is AMERICA. FUCK YEAH!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 05:18:54 pm
This isn't a court of law, though.
:picardno
(Damn it feels good to use that on you...)
Shadow, it's basic logic -- something you should know by this point. Your conclusion of this being a certain Justin does not even inductively follow the premise of him holding the name.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 05:24:39 pm
I thought we were done with this argument...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 28, 2008, 05:26:21 pm
Same here. I made peace at least!

Gripes... um... none at the moment.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 05:34:18 pm
I thought we were done with this argument...
It wasn't an argument, rather a set of statements. I just pointed out the absurdity of Shadow's logic -- if anything, it's a correction.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 05:38:17 pm
Why whats this? The $%*! frustration thread of science! Hmm what should I submit, Oh I know! This:

I thought we were done with this argument...
It wasn't an argument, rather a set of statements. I just pointed out the absurdity of Shadow's logic -- if anything, it's a correction.
This isn't a court of law, though.
:picardno
(Damn it feels good to use that on you...)
Shadow, it's basic logic -- something you should know by this point. Your conclusion of this being a certain Justin does not even inductively follow the premise of him holding the name.
I do not say he is, but I do not say either that he is NOT. To me, he is a third unless he proves otherwise
Are you insane? Seriously, he's innocent until proven guilty.

1. Yes, I am insane. So are you. We are ALL insane in our own way.

2. So says you. I continue to remain neutral on the topic.
There was no joke, but you did miss the point. If he's either of the two I know, there's gonna be trouble, so I just want to know to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 28, 2008, 05:43:02 pm
Angry Kebrel is Angry.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 06:06:15 pm
Why whats this? The $%*! frustration thread of science! Hmm what should I submit, Oh I know! This:
Shoot, I'm bored anyways...


I thought we were done with this argument...
It wasn't an argument, rather a set of statements. I just pointed out the absurdity of Shadow's logic -- if anything, it's a correction.
Directed at Hypernerd; referring to Shadow; not an argument


This isn't a court of law, though.
True, but irrelevant; hence the :picardno
[...]

Quote from: BROJ
:picardno
(Damn it feels good to use that on you...)
Shadow, it's basic logic -- something you should know by this point. Your conclusion of this being a certain Justin does not even inductively follow the premise of him holding the name.
Hardly argumentative, methinks...

I do not say he is, but I do not say either that he is NOT. To me, he is a third unless he proves otherwise
Are you insane? Seriously, he's innocent until proven guilty.
Inquiry, but not argument.

Quote from: Shadow D. Darkman
1. Yes, I am insane. So are you. We are ALL insane in our own way.

2. So says you. I continue to remain neutral on the topic.
WTF to Shadow;  :picardno But, I don't believe I responded to this one.

There was no joke, but you did miss the point. If he's either of the two I know, there's gonna be trouble, so I just want to know to be on the safe side.
Nothing new needs to be said here.

All of your premises(statements of Hypernerd, Shadow and I) do not lead to the structure of an argument. Think before you step.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 06:23:52 pm
I agree with Nerd. I coulda sworn we were done with this. And BROJ, I'm not concluding he is either of the two, just saying that I'm neither saying that he is, or saying that he is not. Again, I'm neutral until he proves to be either one, or neither.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 06:26:35 pm
I agree with Nerd. I coulda sworn we were done with this. And BROJ, I'm not concluding he is either of the two, just saying that I'm neither saying that he is, or saying that he is not. Again, I'm neutral until he proves to be either one, or neither.
Shadow, the honorable and logical thing to do is to assume the best of him. Mu(negative) isn't an option.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 06:27:09 pm
It doesn't have to be an argument to be frustrating to everyone. In fact it just as easy to get the same effect with calm talking. The most deadly handicap for intelligent people is the ability to rationalize and justify something that wrong, BROJ :wink:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 28, 2008, 06:49:16 pm
Everyone needs to go back to Social Sciences and check out the American court system.  Then you will know about how the court system works, and will know all about "guilty" versus "innocence".

I, however, am pleading the fifth!   :lol:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 06:53:27 pm
It doesn't have to be an argument to be frustrating to everyone. In fact it just as easy to get the same effect with calm talking. The most deadly handicap for intelligent people is the ability to rationalize and justify something that wrong, BROJ :wink:
True enough, but conveniently those circumstances don't apply. I'm not the one justifying my actions. All the same, what is the aim of this argument at this point other than intellectual wordplay? I've spoken my peace. You?

Everyone needs to go back to Social Sciences and check out the American court system.  Then you will know about how the court system works, and will know all about "guilty" versus "innocence".

I, however, am pleading the fifth!   :lol:
Reasonable suspicion doesn't even check out here... But, what can you do... *sigh* :)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 07:30:58 pm
True enough, but conveniently those circumstances don't apply. I'm not the one justifying my actions. All the same, what is the aim of this argument at this point other than intellectual wordplay? I've spoken my peace. You?
Eh, I just trying to have an actual discussion in the midst of chaos.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 07:36:51 pm
True enough, but conveniently those circumstances don't apply. I'm not the one justifying my actions. All the same, what is the aim of this argument at this point other than intellectual wordplay? I've spoken my peace. You?
Eh, I just trying to have an actual discussion in the midst of chaos.
Sorry, if I seemed rude. I merely saw it as another engagement, and I didn't see it fitting for either of us to argue. Forgive my misjudgement, I meant no ill will.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 09:13:56 pm
OK, OK, I confess. My name is not really Eric. It is Justin. And not only Justin, but the one and only Justin to which Shadow holds a grudge against. I tried to conceal my identity, but alas - my conscience got the best of me.

/end sarcasm

See how pointless it is to make assumptions about people on the internet Shadow? Even if he was the Justin that you apparently hate, who cares? The internet is like a vast sea of anonymity. I could really be Mr. fucking T for all anyone knows.

I'm not sure whats more foolish, assuming someone may be the person that you despise because he shares the same first name, or everyone else starting an argument over it, thus perpetuating further nonsense. That's a rhetorical statement of course, since I assume everyone takes equal blame for the idiocy that abounds in this thread -  not Shadow alone, because I'm an equal-opportunity offender.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 09:21:32 pm
Hmph. You are all fools, I have seen how you Idol me and my pitiful group of "Friends", although I assure you, I just used them as a ploy to reach Lavos. After leaving my memories behind, I have really been Following this website until I got them back, Which I did. Now,  Die Compendium!!!

Dark!! MATTER!!!

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 09:23:07 pm
Eric, if you were the Justin I want dead, you would give your last name, and I would decide.

Plus, he used 2 different screen names, but who's to say he hasn't made a third?

@HyperNerd

[sarcasm]

Welcome back, Janus.

[/sarcasm]
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 09:26:38 pm
What? One of you Fools survived? Hm.. I will take care of you!!! Have at you!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 09:31:02 pm
Eric, if you were the Justin I want dead, you would give your last name, and I would decide.

No Shadow, I was just pointing out that there's no point, literally. What if he was the Justin you want dead? What if you had many good conversations with him but you never knew? Then one day you find out the truth. Does it invalidate those many good conversations you had? My point is who cares. Don't worry about it. Worrying about it pointlessly is what started a pointless argument about the american justice system or some idiotic bullshit like that.

So, now everyone is mad at you again for a pointless reason that could have been avoided. I'm trying to tell you a better way to go about things, is all. Maybe if you were truly concerned about it you could have PMed him and asked him? Then this entire argument about people being innocent until proven guilty or whatever (as if that actually held any relevance whatsoever. It's the fucking internet people) would never have been started.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 09:31:53 pm
No good deed can cancel what he did to me and my friend. Besides, IDC right now unless he proves he is, so this argument is moot.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 09:34:15 pm
I know it's moot, I was simply making some suggestions that you could take to heart to potentially avoid future arguments like this. I know you don't like them. Or at least, it seems like you don't.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 09:41:35 pm
Eric, if you were the Justin I want dead, you would give your last name, and I would decide.
Shadow you realize what you just said was an indirect threat, do you not? Watch your words carefully...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 09:46:15 pm
Ah, my bad. That was not my intent.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 09:47:53 pm
You fools argue over the stupidest things in the world...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 09:51:02 pm
You fools argue over the stupidest things in the world...
Was it really an argument? I gave Shadow a tip -- he accepted. That is all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 09:53:40 pm
:picardno

STOP THIS FOOLISHNESS!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on December 28, 2008, 09:54:59 pm
Shadow is right.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 09:56:21 pm
Hmph. You are all fools. I regret nothing, all of you.

*POOF*

Hey guys, what just happened?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 10:04:11 pm
Shadow is right.

What, so when Shadow says it people listen but when I say it nobody does?  :cry:

That's somewhat ironic.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 28, 2008, 10:05:28 pm
Hmph. You are all fools. I regret nothing, all of you.

*POOF*

Hey guys, what just happened?

The fuck? Hyper, don't be in-character when you answer this, but WTF did you just do?

Shadow is right.

What, so when Shadow says it people listen but when I say it nobody does?  :cry:

That's somewhat ironic.

*shrug* I was just pissed. That's all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 28, 2008, 10:06:34 pm
I was bored so I pretended to be Magus. Very Bored.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on December 28, 2008, 10:13:36 pm
OK, OK, I confess. My name is not really Eric. It is Justin. And not only Justin, but the one and only Justin to which Shadow holds a grudge against. I tried to conceal my identity, but alas - my conscience got the best of me.

/end sarcasm

See how pointless it is to make assumptions about people on the internet Shadow? Even if he was the Justin that you apparently hate, who cares? The internet is like a vast sea of anonymity. I could really be Mr. fucking T for all anyone knows.

I'm not sure whats more foolish, assuming someone may be the person that you despise because he shares the same first name, or everyone else starting an argument over it, thus perpetuating further nonsense. That's a rhetorical statement of course, since I assume everyone takes equal blame for the idiocy that abounds in this thread -  not Shadow alone, because I'm an equal-opportunity offender.

Actually, the information logged on the server regarding IP addresses, e-mail addresses, passwords, usernames, and access times can be used to create a pretty informative profile of a single person that can then be used with Google to track a person down.

Which is why I'm tempted to start my own 4chan style anonymous board, simply because the information you could collect on people under the guise of perceived anonymity is pretty large, and as long as you don't let on that you're using that information, they'll even go so far as post self-incriminating content that you can later use against them.

So always consider before you register on a site, "Do I want to trust the person running this place?"
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 10:32:36 pm
Hmm, shows why I went to college for biochem and not for computer science.  :D

Or english. Who needs english? I'm never going to england.

I'm a tad computer illiterate when it comes to stuff like that.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on December 28, 2008, 11:00:46 pm
Some cross-discipline knowledge is essential to creating new breakthroughs in technology and society. Otherwise, you're stuck in your box.

As far as computers go, access to most information now and in the future requires a working knowledge of how computers and networks work, so that you can easily adapt to changes in superficial aspects like user interfaces and file formats or network systems. It's like the advantage of knowing how to use books and a library while at a university.

Also, the ability to use computers to analyze, filter, and visualize large quantities of (mostly unfocused and probably irrelevant) data or run simulations to test models or evolve new ones comes in handy.

But it's one of those things, it's only really useful if you have something else you want to do with it. In other words, it's not the computer science guys who need their skills the most, but other people in other fields.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 28, 2008, 11:15:03 pm
Yes I agree. I try to be as well-rounded as I possibly can, but the fact remains that life is short and you can only stuff so much relevant information into your brain. So the relevant information I choose to stuff into my brain is the knowledge immediately useful to me in the present and which will be useful to me in the future - biology, chemistry, medicine. These three fields alone hold so much information that a person could study one for an entire lifetime and never learn everything.

I guess I always figured if I needed computer help I'd hire a tech guy. That's why specialists exist. People often say the stuff I have devoted my life to is "over their heads", but to me - much computer-tech knowledge is over my head. Everyone has something they are especially good at.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on December 28, 2008, 11:50:26 pm
I guess I always figured if I needed computer help I'd hire a tech guy. That's why specialists exist. People often say the stuff I have devoted my life to is "over their heads", but to me - much computer-tech knowledge is over my head. Everyone has something they are especially good at.
True enough, however on the whole, one needs to have some level of knowledge in the aforementioned specialist's field. This is to make sure that one can communicate effectively with said specialists in order to get projects done.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 29, 2008, 12:09:13 am
True enough, however on the whole, one needs to have some level of knowledge in the aforementioned specialist's field. This is to make sure that one can communicate effectively with said specialists in order to get projects done.

I agree, some level of comprehension is necessary. But I, for example, am going into the medical field - and I wouldn't expect someone to fully comprehend necessary medical treatment. I would expect them to understand that it is necessary, and for what reasons it is.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Ramsus on December 29, 2008, 12:54:38 am
You don't have to know everything. The important thing is that you know a friend -- not some hired specialist or an acquaintance, but a friend -- who understands things that you don't, and that you communicate with them openly and frequently.

There are a lot of things that Zeality thought would have been impossible or difficult to do with the site, but that I recognized as actually being rather simple fixes. Not because of some skill difference, but because I was simply more familiar with what makes something easy or difficult to do when it comes to computers.

That's also why I try to get people to make wish lists of features or fixes for the site, without making any consideration about how difficult or troublesome it would be to make happen.

So finally the last ingredient for creating new breakthroughs is to share your problems. Sometimes someone else may have the solution you never knew existed.

Computers are a special case though because in the future, it'll be easy to fall behind the power curve of information and technology if you don't understand the basics of computers and can write your own code. After all, computers and the Internet aren't a field of science, but tools to manage the flow of information -- to manage communication.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 10:46:47 am
You know what frustrates me right now?

Cat food.

Because wet cat food has a tendency to reek, we usually get the dry kind. Here's the problem, though. Our cat, Maud, can't seem to chew the dry food. So she sort of munches at it, loks over her shoulder for Rosie, then keeps munching. Rosie devours it.

Now, once we run out of dry, before we next go shopping we use wet cat food. Both of them love the stuff. Here's a couple of problems, though. When they crap it out, it stinks worse than when it came in. They fight over it. You can't overfill their bowl so that you don't necessarily have to feed them in the morning. And the worst part?

It comes in cans.

I can open the cans up, but I can't get that chickeny goodness out of there. So this morning I tried pulling it out with the lid, right? Lid is sharp. Lid cut my pinky. And now I can barely do anything with said pinky. And that includes the p key, punctuation on that side of the keyboard, and hitting the enter key. Fun, eh?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 31, 2008, 02:16:49 pm
We have THREE Cats, and one attacks the others all the time, one thinks shes a dog and Jumps into walls for no apparent reason (Really!) and the other one is really old and just sits on the couch all day  dropping cat hair on  it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 31, 2008, 02:24:31 pm
I have the same dilemma, so I just feed my cat outside. Problem solved.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 02:28:25 pm
Two cats. Maud is often called Poop, Poop Machine, and Poop Cat. She spends her days hiding under our couch, occasionally coming out to eat, and climbing on us when we play Smash Brothers. She doesn't like being picked up. She squirms around until her claws find arm or sleeve, all the while going, 'Mrowuh!' She does this thing where it's like a little exhale at the end of her mrow, thus forming the uh at the end. Maud is skinny, but is a lovey kitty.

Rosie is the crazy one.

We often call her simply Kitty, Rosiecat, Rosita Kitita, and Cat. Rosie enjoys perching on windowsills and piles of clothing. She's been known to be a sweet kitty and rub against your foot one moment, then decide you look tasty and try and eat that foot. She doesn't like having her tummy rubbed. Nor does she like Maud.

We don't want our cats outside. Although they used to be outdoors cats, I would feel terrible if something happened to them.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 31, 2008, 02:30:36 pm
I used to have a cat. However, my mom doesn't like having one inside the house, so I used to keep him outside.
And when I'm not looking, she gets rid of it. I hate that, especially when it has happen for like three time now.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 31, 2008, 02:38:42 pm
I have tres felines, if you count a stray we just picked up a few weeks ago. There's Pepper, a tailless blacvk who doesn't take crap from anyone, is at least 100 years old (she's older than me) and can still dart around and kill small rodents with ease, but can't chew a piece of dry food for her life. She mostly lives outside.

Then we have Monkeycat, a punkass jet black cat with a white "V" on her head that loves to sleep and/or urinate on not only my bed but my backup futon which I keep prepared just in case said cat takes a leak on my bed. However, at times, she can be a sweet little thing.

Last but not least, we have a stray that came up at our door in the pouring rain, a Tabby kitten who due to his lack of a name I've just aptly called "Mr. Cat". Monkeycat has seemed to take Mr. Cat under her wing, but sometimes I get suspiciopus of those two. Like MC teaching the young kitten the joy of bodily excretions on mattresses.


With the cat food smell, it's just something you'll have to deal with. Whenever I have to feed Pepper inside, I just hold my breath while I dump the food in.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 31, 2008, 02:45:07 pm
The youngest one is Crush. he attacks EVERY thing he sees, and doesn't stop until you give him another thing to attack, or pick him up, when he will either
A. Attack YOU
B. Purr, and THEN Attack you.
He's also a master of disguise. He will sneak up on the other cats behind stuff, and attack them. He sometimes crawls up the back of the couch and hits us on the back of the head when we're not looking. The Crazy one is named Kerfluffel, because she is VERY fluffy. And strange. The old one is Jethryn, can't say much about him but that he's like, 25 years old. (Not kidding) We also can't let them outside, because they'll get run over by our crazy Neighbor. Another thing, Crush sometimes tries to take on our golden retriever. It's Hilarious.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 31, 2008, 03:57:21 pm
My cat, Denver, likes to piss everywhere BUT the litter box.

:picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on December 31, 2008, 05:40:48 pm
And when I'm not looking, she gets rid of it. I hate that, especially when it has happen for like three time now.

What exactly do you mean, "gets rid of it"?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 06:01:45 pm
I think he means lets the cat run free. That's sad. I had that happen once. Foster mom said, "Oh, you can keep a stray." Next day, she's gone. "She wanted out, so I let her out." Mind you, this wasn't the evil one my sis and I shared. This one was worse, if that was possible.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 31, 2008, 06:04:29 pm
I think he means lets the cat run free.

No, my mother only says that to my brother so that he doesn't ask further questions, but I know the truth, she gets rid of them. To where? That, I don't know.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Temporal Knight on December 31, 2008, 06:29:57 pm
I have many pets. A cat is only one of them. My best friend, in animal terms, if I might add. Never have I had a pet more fond of me in my life.

I have one cat, four dogs (as of now), three fish, and a turtle. I am an animal person, I must say so. All four dogs are rescued, as with the cat and turtle.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 31, 2008, 07:55:07 pm
I'm frustrated by the fact that I can't log off the Compendium  :evil:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 08:20:20 pm
Are you, like, physically unable to log off? Or can you just not stay away?

I can't seem to stay away. Winter and summer are when I like curling up in my room, playing video games, and using the internet.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 31, 2008, 09:14:44 pm
Physically. I want to make an acc. for my friend, but No logging off for me! When I click Log off, all it does is send me back to the Forum main page.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 10:00:11 pm
Hmm... does it still show your avatar up at the top? If it does, go talk to the admins. If not, you're out.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 31, 2008, 10:15:52 pm
Yes, But I don't care anymore. The Wii's internet finally came in handy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 10:23:25 pm
What's his username? I must personally welcome him!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on December 31, 2008, 10:47:28 pm
he's at my house, that's why I needed to log off. He'll be on tommorow, probably.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on December 31, 2008, 11:12:22 pm
Being alone on New Year's really sucks. I was offered to go top a party earlier today, but I declined like an idiot. I was planning on spending New Year's with my girlfriend (We had talked about in in October or so.) but that's gone considering it ended some how earlier this month. Yet here I am, with nothing better to do than sit here in the dark, on the internet.

Oh well... I have to chin up I guess.

Happy 2009, everybody. Only one hour and fourty-two minutes left here in Florida.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 11:16:01 pm
We always do the same thing New Years. Watch the talking heads, see the ball, see if we can stay up all night, then fall asleep. It's dull, but it works.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on December 31, 2008, 11:39:13 pm
Sounds like a problem with your browser settings then...Maybe one of you could use Firefox & the other Safari or something...if you don't just find what you need to be changed, anyways...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on December 31, 2008, 11:41:26 pm
Hey, V, what's up with the new avi? I-I don't like giant hammers that are +2 vs. girls! I AM a girl! What happened to the stabby best friend?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 01, 2009, 12:56:27 am
It's from a comic called Scott Pilgrim (http://www.scottpilgrim.com) that just plain kicks ass...There's a dimension-hopping American ninja delivery girl in it with a purse that she whipped out a hammer from once when she had to fight this girl (who I believe was fighting with sais)...It's actually a pretty awesome comic made by this Canadian guy...It's gonna be made into a movie by the same guy that did Shaun of the Dead...

Oh, I also did it as a laugh since Ramsus has informed me that I can now ban people (hooray?)...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 01, 2009, 01:05:20 am
But most Compendiumites, it seems, are of the male species. I'm a nice person! I don't do mean things!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: utunnels on January 02, 2009, 04:15:24 pm
Darn, I lost tens of articles when I changed a column on MySQL without assigning the correct charset.
Too bad, I don't have a backup. 
:picardno
But I must admit I'm lucky since I don't have hundreds of them to be rework.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 02, 2009, 08:39:45 pm
No, my mother only says that to my brother so that he doesn't ask further questions, but I know the truth, she gets rid of them. To where? That, I don't know.

Hopefully she finds good homes for them. I find it despicable when people abandon animals in the middle of nowhere that are dependent on humans for survival. Too much of that happens where I live.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 02, 2009, 09:15:03 pm
No, my mother only says that to my brother so that he doesn't ask further questions, but I know the truth, she gets rid of them. To where? That, I don't know.

Hopefully she finds good homes for them. I find it despicable when people abandon animals in the middle of nowhere that are dependent on humans for survival. Too much of that happens where I live.

That happened back in March of last year. One day, the cat was gone. My brother asked where it was, and my mom told him that he ran away, and was adopted by another family, that she saw the cat going to their house.

Actually, I'm sure she brought the cat to them, but it's the same outcome, she got rid of him.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 03, 2009, 07:56:55 pm
Frustration: I just found out one of my ex-girlfriends from back in high school died a few days ago. The police report said her husband found her dead in the morning after they had a bad fight the night before. I looked up the med examiners report and it said Cause of Death: Pending Toxicology Report. Which means OD most likely. I'm guessing she took alcohol and pain-killers as a temporary escape and it caused an accidental overdose. Guess I'll find out soon enough.

22 years old. What a fool. Why do people do this to themselves? I saw her not too long ago. She asked me why I dumped her back in high school and I lied to her. I wish I had told her the truth now.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 03, 2009, 09:26:40 pm
One sentence.  I do not know who I am.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 03, 2009, 10:05:08 pm
I have been trying to upload a video to Youtube... for the FIFTH time! And everytime it starts, it suddenly says that it failed thanks to an unknown error. I'll just try again...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 04, 2009, 01:16:20 am
Ugh... I feel like crap after drinking a certain brand of energy drink. Normally, I feel just fine after imbibing of these 'wonder-drinks', but the sugar rush is leaving my body so disgusted inasmuch as I don't even want to eat. :x
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 04, 2009, 01:28:36 am
I'm frustrated that it seems like everyone in the RP Section went into hibernation.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 04, 2009, 01:30:40 am
I feel like a half remembered drunken nightmare right now. I don't even know why.

It's been like this for days.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 04, 2009, 01:50:23 am
I feel like a half remembered drunken nightmare right now. I don't even know why.

It's been like this for days.
You know, conveniently, that's actually a pretty good description of how I feel. My mind is a severe haze right now; I can't even think straight... which drives me insane to say the least.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 04, 2009, 02:57:12 am
One sentence.  I do not know who I am.
Uh, You okay there buddy?



Well fuck this! Out of now where Kaity just pops in to my head and I get hit with a horrendous case of depression all day long, then what happens? Why I get a message just minutes ago from Kaity who I have heard almost nothing from(NOT due to my lack of trying) since school started at the end of September. She just goes on a small blurb how her and Adam are doing amazing, school, and the college search has been great, and how she hopes my life has be a turn for the better since she last saw me.

God hates me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 04, 2009, 01:35:14 pm
Finally, that video got uploaded at last, after maybe the tenth or so time.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 04, 2009, 06:00:35 pm
Frustration: I just found out one of my ex-girlfriends from back in high school died a few days ago. The police report said her husband found her dead in the morning after they had a bad fight the night before. I looked up the med examiners report and it said Cause of Death: Pending Toxicology Report. Which means OD most likely. I'm guessing she took alcohol and pain-killers as a temporary escape and it caused an accidental overdose. Guess I'll find out soon enough.

22 years old. What a fool. Why do people do this to themselves? I saw her not too long ago. She asked me why I dumped her back in high school and I lied to her. I wish I had told her the truth now.

Sounds like a cover-up to me...The husband did it in the study with the poison...!

I'm frustrated that it seems like everyone in the RP Section went into hibernation.

Incorporate dice rolls into battle (& mebby some other things) & I'm down.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 04, 2009, 07:42:44 pm
Yea, I'm fine.  Just thinking things through and what not.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 04, 2009, 07:54:55 pm
Oh, what a swimming thread of sorrows we have. I just hope everyone knows he or she isn't alone, no matter what kind of seemingly unique weirdness is happening.

Chrono Eric, I'm extremely moved by your story. I think that sort of thing occurs when people forget the fact that all suffering is only temporary.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 04, 2009, 09:59:04 pm
Oh, I know I'm not alone. I'm sure there's a substantial amount of people frustrated at the fact that it's snowing again.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 04, 2009, 10:56:11 pm
You know, conveniently, that's actually a pretty good description of how I feel. My mind is a severe haze right now; I can't even think straight... which drives me insane to say the least.

BROJ, what you are describing sounds like side effects from excessive caffeine use to me. Do you get migraines when you don't drink energy drinks? And do you feel nauseous and have great difficulty remembering things that you otherwise could remember just fine? If you do, I would recommend cutting out the regular caffeine use as the next series of side effects are even worse than these. Caffeine is great in moderation, but in excess it can cause problems.

God hates me.

Naw, god doesn't give a damn about you or anybody else either way, so don't worry - we're all in the same boat.  :D


Sounds like a cover-up to me...The husband did it in the study with the poison...!


The thought actually crossed my mind. But knowing her, I did some digging around for info with some mutual friends. Apparently she went out to the bars that night. But also knowing her, I'd say an overdose of alcohol alone is unlikely. It's also not a rational conclusion. If she was that intoxicated then her friends would obviously have noticed and you think they would have stayed with her awhile to make sure she was OK or at the very least told her husband. But alcohol + pain pills leads to a swift and sudden death. The cops aren't looking into foul play, but I would definitely be investigating her friends and her husband for negligence.

Chrono Eric, I'm extremely moved by your story. I think that sort of thing occurs when people forget the fact that all suffering is only temporary.

Thanks Faustwolf, I'm rather shaken up by it actually. It came as a complete shock. I doubt it was some sort of suicide attempt but rather a misconceived attempt at having a fun night. I myself have gone out drinking with friends many times because I felt bummed out. Pop a few extra pain pills for the stress headache you had earlier and then drink a few too many and one can easily find themselves in unintentional trouble.

And perhaps people not only forget that all suffering is temporary, but they also realize that all happiness is ephemeral as well. Two-fer downer right there.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 04, 2009, 11:07:57 pm
Wasn't BROJ talking about regretting drinking an Energy Drink in another thread?

Anyway, I think I'm better now. After getting into a mental clearing, I feel like I've reached a new level of personal growth. Maybe this is the sign of a new chapter in my life starting... (I am moving to Manhattan after this semester is over, anyhow).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 04, 2009, 11:11:38 pm
You know, conveniently, that's actually a pretty good description of how I feel. My mind is a severe haze right now; I can't even think straight... which drives me insane to say the least.

BROJ, what you are describing sounds like side effects from excessive caffeine use to me. Do you get migraines when you don't drink energy drinks? And do you feel nauseous and have great difficulty remembering things that you otherwise could remember just fine? If you do, I would recommend cutting out the regular caffeine use as the next series of side effects are even worse than these. Caffeine is great in moderation, but in excess it can cause problems.
Nah, just had way too much sugar, and crashed because of it. I have had excessive amounts(quite a bit actually) of caffeine before in the past, so I know what that feels like. That said, 'no' to your other questions. It was more of a matter of the after-effects of the drink.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 04, 2009, 11:23:57 pm
Nah, just had way too much sugar, and crashed because of it. I have had excessive amounts(quite a bit actually) of caffeine before in the past, so I know what that feels like. That said, 'no' to your other questions. It was more of a matter of the after-effects of the drink.

Good then. I was under the impression that you meant it was a long term "haze" you were experiencing. The side effects of caffeine use only show up after years of excessive use anyways.

I have completely stopped drinking caffeine now, but not as soon as I noticed the effects of excessive use and hypoglycemia creeping on. It was the migraines that did me in. After that I felt better almost immediately.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on January 04, 2009, 11:29:47 pm
And perhaps people not only forget that all suffering is temporary, but they also realize that all happiness is ephemeral as well. Two-fer downer right there.

Such might lead one to say that all is vanity, after the fashion of the Teacher, hm?

They may be ephemeral, yet that is only a dismay if one takes one's mood to be the purpose for living. That is, if you expect it and think that life must be joyful, you are doomed to ever be disappointed, and all that you experience fall short. Yet if you resolve to only take what is given, bad and good alike, do what you can to your best, fight a good fight in life, why, is that not itself something?

There is always beauty. Because even if happiness is ephemeral, joy is not. One is a dependance on emotion and mood, and the other is a resolution and peace and acceptance of the way things are. Not that one shouldn't strive to be better, but there are things that are beyond our control, and if we live our lives requiring those things to be fulfilled for our happiness, we shall never be happy.

How can we possibly expect to be happy when we set our happiness' store on the whim of capricous chance?

Do not be overly happy, nor be depressed. One is too much feeling, and the other is no feeling at all, and one extreme will inevitably lead to another. Be happy with what life grants you at this moment, even if it's not something that is overtly good. Do not shirk to frown, do not put on a pretense. Weep when the time is right, and laugh when the chance arises, but keep you mood level. And contemplate circumstance and feeling always. Then nothing is ephemeral.

Vita satis est.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 04, 2009, 11:42:29 pm
Then nothing is ephemeral.


Except for life itself. Not to be the devils advocate or anything.  :D The more ephemeral that something is in life, the more valuable it becomes.


Vita satis est.


I agree with your philosophy on life pretty much 100%, except I'd like to point out that in some situations, just taking life for what it is simply isn't enough. Some people with clinical depression (and its less recognized counterpart, euphoria) require medical intervention. To a person in their right mind, it's all our brain can do to try and handle this shit world we live in. But to a person whos brain is working incorrectly, sometimes it is impossible for them to recognize the lessons that life experiences give.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on January 05, 2009, 02:31:43 am
Then nothing is ephemeral.


Except for life itself. Not to be the devils advocate or anything.  :D The more ephemeral that something is in life, the more valuable it becomes.


Vita satis est.


I agree with your philosophy on life pretty much 100%, except I'd like to point out that in some situations, just taking life for what it is simply isn't enough. Some people with clinical depression (and its less recognized counterpart, euphoria) require medical intervention. To a person in their right mind, it's all our brain can do to try and handle this shit world we live in. But to a person whos brain is working incorrectly, sometimes it is impossible for them to recognize the lessons that life experiences give.

Oh, that's true. Just like telling someone with injured legs to walk. At that point, all the encouragement in the world isn't going to help.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on January 07, 2009, 08:29:17 pm
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/Sasuke.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 07, 2009, 09:12:47 pm
And thus why Naruto needs to die.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 07, 2009, 09:20:17 pm
BRIGHT ORANGE JACKET NINJA! BLENDS IN WELL AT NIGHT! SO STEALTHY!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on January 07, 2009, 09:51:57 pm
BRIGHT ORANGE JACKET NINJA! BLENDS IN WELL AT NIGHT! SO STEALTHY!

That's the point. He's a loudmouth enthusiastic character and that's why he dresses like that.

Personally, I love Naruto, it's one of my favourite manga. It's honestly very excellent, it's a great story with a wealth of character development and a quirky style. I can understand to an extent any negativity you might have towards it because it's become popular outside of Japan in an annoying way. The only reason I posted that screenshot is because it's amazing how many unrelated videos have one of those fucking generic AMVs in the related videos section.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 07, 2009, 09:57:47 pm
Dude, so true.

I hate going into manga stores and seeing shelf upon shelf of the popular manga/anime. I hate hearing squeaky voiced teens (which I hang out with because they're my friends) rant and rave about how hot Misa is, how awesome Light is, how much L sucks, how cool Bleach is, how sweet Naruto is, how long they've been playing that game they got yesterday, how... GAH. I hate going on the On Demand, turning on Tsubasa, and hearing Sakura sound like a MAN, for Christing out loud. I hate checking out what's up with Death Note and hearing that terrible dub of everyone sounding like monotone idiots. I hate Pokemon for being such a little kid show when it should be for grown up kids! I mean, COME ON! There was an episode where James had BOOBS! ... BOOBS!

That's my rant for the evening.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 07, 2009, 10:14:48 pm
I used to love Naruto... When I was 10. I still have all the Manga's up to 10...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 07, 2009, 10:38:35 pm
Naruto's gotten more interesting since then, HyperNerd...You should pick it up again.

And, Pyt Fumv, that pic just makes it look like you dislike that your search (for "sasuke linken park") turned out so many results...Go figure, Naruto is popular & Linken Park is popular so Naruto Linken Park AMVs are abundant. If only there was some clue as to WHY!?!

The only thing I hate about pop anime is that kids are growing up on super lame dubs. Hopefully though it also creates kids who are smart enough to throw that garbage out & watch the subs (or just read manga). When you were a kid all you did was talk about w/e stupid thing you liked at the time. That's what kids do.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 07, 2009, 10:45:53 pm
Yeah.... I hate to admit it, but I loved PokeMon to death as a kid. And I did watch subbed episodes, I remember Naruto number 101 or something was hilarious.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 08, 2009, 12:50:47 am
I guess I could rant a bit.

We have a dance here called Snowball coming fairly soon.  Rather ridiculous that I wasn't planning on going then out of nowhere my girlfriend decides to say HEY WE'RE GOING TO SNOWBALL and before I even got to say a word, she tells me she got a DRESS for it.  So without my consent, I'm forced to go to this horrendously retarded dance and pay like...$20 for couples tickets which is higher then hell for a fucking 4x4 piece of paper.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 12:53:38 am
HEY WE'RE GOING TO SNOWBALL

hehe, gross :lol:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 01:26:15 am
I guess I could rant a bit.

We have a dance here called Snowball coming fairly soon.  Rather ridiculous that I wasn't planning on going then out of nowhere my girlfriend decides to say HEY WE'RE GOING TO SNOWBALL and before I even got to say a word, she tells me she got a DRESS for it.  So without my consent, I'm forced to go to this horrendously retarded dance and pay like...$20 for couples tickets which is higher then hell for a fucking 4x4 piece of paper.

Yes but if you don't you won't get any luvin'. Girls are like that. It's unfair because guys can't pull the same cheap tactic to get what they want.

HEY WE'RE GOING TO SNOWBALL

hehe, gross :lol:

lmao. I wasn't going to say anything because I didn't think anyone would get the reference. Glad to see you're here to drag all our minds further into the gutter (my mind actually likes being there anyways. It's cozy and warm in this gutter).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 08, 2009, 01:39:38 am
V is the master of that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:52:51 am
:picardno

If I wanna fap, I can go to CuteLucca's place and re-read Zone 8. Please no intentional pervertedness here for the sake of my sanity.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 01:55:13 am
Anyone remember the hentai topic? :lol:

(don't bother looking for it)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:56:34 am
:picardno

God-fucking-dammit, stop telling me that everything I know is wrong!

*sigh* But why not? Where is it, or was it deleted?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 08, 2009, 02:17:25 am
Anyone remember the hentai topic? :lol:

(don't bother looking for it)
Praytell, is that the one where you asked Ramsus if he could add hentai to the fanart section or the one where someone(maybe you) ninja'd links to Kid hentai(I think it was her...)?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 03:26:29 am
Actually, I was thinking of a thread where there were people putting in pics of overtly sexual pics of various video game characters...I'm fairly sure it was here, anyways :lol:...But, yeah, it was deleted, I'm pretty sure...

I still say that censored hentai (whether whole doujin or just random pics) should be included. Some of the hentai art is just as good, if not better, than 'regular' fan art.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 03:43:08 am
I still say that censored hentai (whether whole doujin or just random pics) should be included. Some of the hentai art is just as good, if not better, than 'regular' fan art.

That's because there's more incentive for the artist  :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 08, 2009, 04:09:02 am
Oh GOD! NOT THAT TOPIC!

God, first it was okay, then the pics got a little too sexual, then BAM! FULL BLOWN PORNO!

I had a lot of posts in there though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 08:21:21 am
:picardno (He has not removed his face from his palm yet, but is now snickering.)

F***ing wuss. Can't take a bit of hentai, can you, Nightmare? I wouldn't have complained even if it had reached the "full blown porno" point.

I still say that censored hentai (whether whole doujin or just random pics) should be included. Some of the hentai art is just as good, if not better, than 'regular' fan art.

Can we get uncensored as well, and just simply make it nearly impossible for those who shouldn't be there to get in?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 08, 2009, 08:53:43 am
I vaguely remember that. I think it involved Lynx trying to rape Kid or something like that. I dunno. My memory is fuzzy.

Honestly, I never watched Pokemon subbed. But Utena was just terrible dubbed. Imagine Anthy daying in every episode in the same monotone voice, 'Rose of the noble castle... power of Dios that sleeps within me... heed your master and come forth!' and then Utena, in that strange little voice of hers, going, 'Grant me the power of revolution!'. Green haired guy with a crush on Anthy (don't remember his name) was horrid, as was Touga. Miki actually sounded MALE. That's strange. He's supposed to be, like, the girliest man in the series! Gah! And his sister, Kozue, is worse...

Miki, by the way, is this (http://dragonden.kisekinohana.net/cels/fullsize/utena07.jpg) guy.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on January 08, 2009, 09:07:00 am
So I made myself look like an ass by posting that screenshot and I set off a chain reaction leading to a hentai discussion.

I hate myself. D:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 08, 2009, 09:13:12 am
No, I can understand that. It's stupid what the screaming, raving fanboys will think of, then stick to YouTube. Although I have stuck certain songs to certain characters, I'm not going to go and make a cheap video consisting of random snippits of said character set to the tune of said song.

Fanboys can be quite stupid sometimes.

As can fangirls.

... but mostly fanboys.

GRR! I'm such a moron sometimes. I left my red folder, with my Mockingbird work, English project stuff, and good pen, at home. So yeah, I have a lot of free time to do the homework I didn't do yesterday. I just don't have the work.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 01:01:06 pm
Can we get uncensored as well, and just simply make it nearly impossible for those who shouldn't be there to get in?

I don't think that'd be possible w/o putting up a Are You Over 18 start page and thus completely changing the site...

So I made myself look like an ass by posting that screenshot and I set off a chain reaction leading to a hentai discussion.

I hate myself. D:

I'm more surprised that I haven't brought discussion back to hentai more recently...:lol:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 08, 2009, 01:04:34 pm
 :picardno

Why Oh why have we turned to this? Can we please stop now? PLEASE?

I'm just trying to keep my morals straight, that's all... That, and my parents search the websites I go to, they're paranoid, and If they see the word 'Hentai' then... Ugh.Yeah, it sucks. Anyways, it wasn't intended to be whiny, just a question. 


:picardno

I'm more offended by this whiny-sounding nothing post, myself...
                                                           ~V_Translanka

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:10:56 pm
Oh, God, Nerd! You too?

:picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 08, 2009, 01:26:28 pm
I was just kidding, really...This IS the frustration thread after all...Though I do appreciate the post more now that there's an explanation as to why (which is perfectly reasonable).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 08, 2009, 01:31:02 pm
:picardno (He has not removed his face from his palm yet, but is now snickering.)

F***ing wuss. Can't take a bit of hentai, can you, Nightmare? I wouldn't have complained even if it had reached the "full blown porno" point.

I still say that censored hentai (whether whole doujin or just random pics) should be included. Some of the hentai art is just as good, if not better, than 'regular' fan art.

Can we get uncensored as well, and just simply make it nearly impossible for those who shouldn't be there to get in?

Please, with the shit I've seen, pornography has lost its luster.

I also hate it when people call you a wuss for something you don't like something that bores you.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 08, 2009, 01:32:22 pm
True there are worse than what I want to see, but we can just not put them here.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 08, 2009, 02:38:32 pm
I was here before BROJ and I don't recall this thread, unless was it this one (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,5077.0.html)? It wasn't that bad really.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 08, 2009, 04:52:53 pm
Current gripe = dinner.

With father.

Right now, I'm wearing a high necked sweater, right? My mom asks if I have anything with a higher neck line. I admit, it's a little tight on the boobies, but not so much as I would be better off without anything on them! Essentially, my father is gross.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 08, 2009, 06:18:00 pm
Quote
Yes but if you don't you won't get any luvin'.
- I'm not the type of guy to do anything for sex.  I prefer having a decent relationship.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 08, 2009, 06:19:50 pm
I was here before BROJ and I don't recall this thread, unless was it this one (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,5077.0.html)? It wasn't that bad really.

Burning Zeppelin started it. Ramsus removed it, I think. I know it's gone for sure though.

Quote
Yes but if you don't you won't get any luvin'.
- I'm not the type of guy to do anything for sex.  I prefer having a decent relationship.

Good for you.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 06:51:12 pm
I prefer having a decent relationship.

Decent relationship? I'm confused. I think sex is the most important part of a relationship. It's a basic human need. Two people could be perfect for each other in every way but if they have bad sex...I guarantee that one of them will eventually stray.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 08, 2009, 07:09:50 pm
I was here before BROJ and I don't recall this thread, unless was it this one (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,5077.0.html)? It wasn't that bad really.

Burning Zeppelin started it. Ramsus removed it, I think. I know it's gone for sure though.
I guess I missed it, My thread  (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,5364.30.html)was almost there but then I guess we went to far in the personality department. For the better or worse.

I prefer having a decent relationship.

Decent relationship? I'm confused. I think sex is the most important part of a relationship. It's a basic human need. Two people could be perfect for each other in every way but if they have bad sex...I guarantee that one of them will eventually stray.
I don't see the confusing part. I know many couples(myself included) who have little or even no sex in a relationship and are still happy. I disagree that It's a basic human need, I think a better phrase is "It's a basic human desire."
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 07:23:59 pm
I disagree that It's a basic human need, I think a better phrase is "It's a basic human desire."

Splitting hairs. There is a fine line between a desire and a need. I need food and water for my basic physical health and I desire them, most definitely. I need companionship, relationships, and stability in life for my basic mental health and I desire them, most definitely. But a strong enough desire can become a need just as important.

I'd challenge you to find a human being who truly goes their entire lives without participating in anything sexual of any nature. Dying before they have the chance doesn't count. Tell me then that it's a desire alone and not a need.

Even the people that devote themselves to a life of chastity rub one out every now and then, I guarantee it. But who knows? Perhaps I have less faith in humanity than most people.

Kudos to you though if you are one of the types that practices abstinence before marriage. That's definitely something I could never do. People like that have a will of steel. I'd place my bets that in the end desire wins out either way though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 08, 2009, 07:33:58 pm
Humans are social creatures and as such in order to preserve his/her community/species, humans need to breed. Or, come seventy years or so, the human race will all but die out. Simple as that. Abstinence before marriage is certainly a respectable position, but sex is necessary -- there's no splitting hairs about that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 08, 2009, 07:37:49 pm
I think I sent the wrong message, I not same prude against intimacy. I AM against the common belief that sex=love, I think they are two very different thing that often come together.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 08, 2009, 07:42:20 pm
Ah then I would agree with you there. But I would say that while sex doesn't necessary equal love, they are not two "very different things". Sex most certainly strengthens love and closeness in relationships.

There's no mysticism about it either. It's just that lovemaking floods the bloodstream with a massive amount of oxytocin from the posterior pituitary. Which is why "friends with benefits" relationships always inevitably end up with one person "getting attached".

So sex strengthens love and love strengthens sex. But the desire for sex is present even in the absense of love.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 08, 2009, 10:29:36 pm
I have been dating Alice since November, and we have yet to have sex. I really don't care, neither does she.

Besides, I really don't plan on having kids.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 01:34:47 am
Besides, I really don't plan on having kids.

 :shock: You know, there are ways around that in this modern age we live in with the conveniences of latex and exogenous progestin.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 09, 2009, 03:59:32 am
Besides, I really don't plan on having kids.

 :shock: You know, there are ways around that in this modern age we live in with the conveniences of latex and exogenous progestin.

*claps*

Thank you, I did not know that.

Or...we just don't have sex.

 :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 04:14:24 am
Right, but you said "I don't plan on having kids" so I was sarcastically pointing out that modern birth control methods are over 99% effective. Hence, I found it a rather odd thing to say.

So a friendly  :picardno to you too, good sir!  :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on January 09, 2009, 04:26:02 am
Ah then I would agree with you there. But I would say that while sex doesn't necessary equal love, they are not two "very different things". Sex most certainly strengthens love and closeness in relationships.

There's no mysticism about it either. It's just that lovemaking floods the bloodstream with a massive amount of oxytocin from the posterior pituitary. Which is why "friends with benefits" relationships always inevitably end up with one person "getting attached".

So sex strengthens love and love strengthens sex. But the desire for sex is present even in the absense of love.

That's assuming love based upon emotion and feeling. Love might be said to not be the fulfilment of a feeling or need, but rather the free giving of one's self who doesn't need it to another without the necessity for return. That is, a surfeit of one's self to be given freely, rather than a gap to be filled. In that case, they do become two very separate things.

Most of the time people see love as both parties having a deficiency, and it working as a sort of mutual fulfilment. As I've said, a dependancy or need. Again, what if love is rather that each person is complete in themselves, and the desire is not something empty that needs be filled, but a pure desire to give to the other person of one's self without needing anything in return? If two such are together, then the importance of having those feelings fulfilled, and the dependancy upon its variance, becomes greatly diminished.

Think about that for a bit. I'm sure people will argue to the brink of doom with me on this, and still claim love to be when one is overwhelmed in feelings. But I reject that, and see that as a slavish form of love. Kebrel, for example, you said the 'common idea that sex=love'. I don't think that's the common or majority idea. Most would agree with you. But I don't think very many look at it from the view I am taking. All the same, I am not railing against feeling, but what I am meaning is that feeling is hardly something one should take as a measure for if there is love or not, and that true love can be built upon feelings. Now this goes contrary to just about every commonly held perception, and I think most of you will fiercely disagree for that very reason. Yet I think there is merit to what I say.

Who was it earlier that said if there is bad sex, one of them will stray? Well, in that case, I will say there was no true love on that person's part. Because they are then making a decision based on one of their own feelings not being fulfilled. This means that their love was based on a selfish desire to see themselves completed in some way, rather than being complete themselves and giving freely to the other. If you want to call it love, fine, but I don't. To me, love is far stronger than that. I will never love someone just because they fulfill a 'need' in me, nor will it falter if I no longer feel they are fulfilling it. Were I to do it, I would be selfish, and it would not be love. Love, true love, is not selfish. A difficult ideal to achieve, but difficulty does not make it less valid. As best I may, when I give my heart, I do not give it because I need to give it, but because I wish to give it, and I give it wholly and forever. And it needs nothing, not even the return. A freely given gift. That, to me, is love.

So my frustration? That people think love is based on how it makes them feel, rather than what they do for the other person.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 05:25:17 am
This thread is taking an interesting philosophical turn from simple joking around :D.

Daniel Krispin, that definition of love based on actions is fine, but I would argue that the altruistic actions of love derive directly from the emotion of love.

What do I mean by that? Well, it is firmly established that the hormone oxytocin facilitates the sensations of "closeness", "bonding", "compassion", and "attachment" between people (and animals, for that matter). It is released during lovemaking, during breastfeeding and birth (facilitating mother-offspring bonding here), and during times of close companionship with a significant other. The hormone itself in turn regulates levels of dopamine and serotonin, the "pleasure" and "happiness" hormones in a type of positive feedback mechanism, and dopamine in particular is responsible for the "addictive" sensation of being in love with someone. Of particular note is that certain SSRI's (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) also release oxytocin as a side effect, which is why many of them are useful in psychotherapy with people that have suffered traumatic events.

Experiments have shown that when a mouse is bred with a genetic deficiency in the gene that codes for the Oxytocin hormone, the mother mice will reject her offspring and show them no affection or motherly-instinct whatsoever, whereas normally a mother mouse would die to protect her young.

So I believe this is pretty straightforward evidence that the actions we attribute with love like altruism towards the ones we love are the result of the emotion of love and attachment itself. I would die to protect the ones I love. In fact that is the only real example I can think of in which I would have a legitimate reason for dying. I trust them and care about them unconditionally.

But if I did not feel the emotion of love or attachment towards them, would I still be willing to perform these altruistic acts? Would I still trust them unconditionally? Of course not.

So in short, I don't disagree with you or your definition of love at all, but I think I make a pretty solid case that your position on what love is follows directly from the biological nature of love.

So the question is - "What can be considered true love?" is it the emotion of love that one experiences, or the actions that one takes on behalf of that emotion of love? My position is that they are inseparable. They are one and the same. Two sides of the same coin.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on January 09, 2009, 02:44:15 pm
Quite the contrary, I don't think your case is in the least solid. I don't think you understood me.

I'm not talking altruism here. You're assuming I'm taking some altruistic idea of love that it is some selfless feeling, and saying 'well, that too is only biological.' Fair enough, but all along it was not the feelings I am talking about. Personally, I would only consider myself truly capable of loving if I could perform as you say altruistic acts if I don't feel it. As for the unconditional trust, well, that's not advisable under any circumstances - no matter if it's based on feeling or on anything else. But all your points here really are really beside the point.

The one line that hits the nail on the head, so to speak, is when you say that you if you did not feel the emotion, you could not perform such acts. Well, in that case, what I am saying is you cannot truly love. True love holds even when you feel bitterly angry at someone. There there is no emotion of love in the least, yet you still care for them... much more if they are your enemy, I must add.

Anyway, my argument was never that emotions have no part, but that they are never to guide actions. The feelings should be the product of love, not the cause of it. That's the thing I think most people tend to invert. I simply do not think that those people who say they have 'fallen in love' and can't help themselves and all that really have any glimpse of what love truly is. They are letting their own selfish desires get in the way.

I mean, you are talking about all this 'feelings of closeness, bonding' etc. etc., but in doing so you've made the assumption that I consider those feelings, and that we should consider those feelings, the measures of love. That is what I disagree with. Yes, fine, there are those emotions. But I for one will not measure my love for someone in how much I feel those emotions for them. At times I don't feel terribly close to some of my siblings, yet would die for them in a heartbeat, not because of an emotion, but because I know who they are to me. Not a feeling, a knowledge. And that is what I say true love is, a knowledge of what one is to someone, rather than a feeling. There might be feelings too, yes, but if that is all there is, you're in a sorry state. As you've pointed out, these are chemicals, common to animals, too. Now, think about it, by thoughts and knowledge and reason we have come to far greater things than any of the animals ever have. And yet in love we are to be like them? All our faculties that in other places have been put to such grand use are to be put under the foot of our animilistic emotions? Isn't it more human to, even as we raised pyriamids and cathedrals, to put our reason to work on love, to love with our knowledge, and not just our feelings?

See, this is where your argument breaks down. You're assuming all through that the only standard one could possibly have for loving someone is that feeling of something, whether it's a bond or attachment or whatever. Yet you have entirely mislaid reason. What about saying 'I am for this person because they are simply right.' That is a powerful statement. It is cold, yes, but proceeds from a biological nature no more than the judgement that a square peg fits in a square hole. Of course, this is vastly more complex, but all the same, it is a judgment of similar nature. Now, again, I have not entirely ruled out emotions. But... they proceed afterward.

I probably haven't expressed myself all too clearly, but all the same, I think I can say that not all love is biologically based, and can be reason based as well. And that is the more uniquely human love, the more selfless, and if one can manage to make that first, and have the emotions follow in concord after... then you have true love. Otherwise you're only ever going to have made a judgement based upon feelings which, as their nature is, wax and wane and fade.

PS
It might be interesting to note that something that my father once told me. He once told me that he doesn't love his children because he has some great feeling for them, but because they are an intrinsic part of his life. Now, he might have been talking a bit too strongly (after all, to be able to hold that so firmly is rather difficult), but was an interesting commentary which I found quite compelling. Quite ironically I later heard the same thing said by, of all people, a Vulcan on Star Trek... that he did not 'love' his children, per say, but that they were important in his life. That sort of cool judgement, I think, is the barest and truest form of love. Now, I think it is a good thing when emotions arise around it (after all, we don't want to be so stoically Vulcan!); but oftentimes people take those trappings to be the matter itself. Or, rather, the matter disappears entirely, and all you have are those trappings. The feelings alone, which when they fade leave nothing left but dismay.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 09, 2009, 04:19:15 pm
Quite the contrary, I don't think your case is in the least solid. I don't think you understood me.

Apparently not, the subsequent paragraph you wrote below is much more clear.


I mean, you are talking about all this 'feelings of closeness, bonding' etc. etc., but in doing so you've made the assumption that I consider those feelings, and that we should consider those feelings, the measures of love.

No, I was saying that the feelings themselves as well as the actions derived from those feelings, which you are considering a measure of love, could be considered equal. 

Not a feeling, a knowledge. And that is what I say true love is, a knowledge of what one is to someone, rather than a feeling.

But this, yes this  is a much more clear position on your behalf. In this case, if this is what you believe to be the true nature of love, then I would agree with you 100%. The knowledge of what someone is to you indeed appears to be separate from your emotions about that person (I will show that it isn't), and for practical purposes we might as well consider it to be. However, you are 100% completely wrong that that knowledge is not rooted in a biological cause. I'll get to that down below though after addressing a few things first.

As you've pointed out, these are chemicals, common to animals, too. Now, think about it, by thoughts and knowledge and reason we have come to far greater things than any of the animals ever have. And yet in love we are to be like them? All our faculties that in other places have been put to such grand use are to be put under the foot of our animilistic emotions? Isn't it more human to, even as we raised pyriamids and cathedrals, to put our reason to work on love, to love with our knowledge, and not just our feelings?

This is incredibly anthrocentric of you. I don't adhere to an anthrocentric view of the universe. I don't believe that human consciousness is inherently superior or "higher" than that of other animals. First we believed the sun was the center of the universe. Then we thought the earth was. And when both were proven thoroughly wrong we thought well we can at least take solace in the fact that clearly human beings are the most important creatures in existence. We've just replaced one anthrocentric worldview with another.

By your definition of love based on "knowledge", I would say that yes human love is different from that of animal love because we have the ability to think very reflexively about the nature of that love and what it means to us. But different does not equal superior. Often in human beings (and in animals) the emotions of love are inseparable from what you call the knowledge of it, or true love in your viewpoint. The common example of a dog dying to save his master's life comes to mind, compared with a father dying to save his child. The dogs actions are based upon emotion and the sense that his master faces impending doom, the fathers actions are based upon emotion and the sense that his child faces impending doom - but the father also has the knowledge that his child can live a full and happy live, get married someday and have kids of his own, find happiness and true love. The father's sense of love is no doubt different from the dogs. But not superior. Who are you to judge superiority?

And I would even raise for speculation whether or not the father's actions in that moment of saving his childs life are even based on a "knowledge" of what that child means to him, and not just on basic emotions of love and an instinct to save him. How would you separate the two?

See, this is where your argument breaks down. You're assuming all through that the only standard one could possibly have for loving someone is that feeling of something, whether it's a bond or attachment or whatever. Yet you have entirely mislaid reason.

Not at all. My reason was sound and based upon scientific evidence. You did not make it clear that your definition of love was something separate from actions - ie: knowledge of what a person means to you.

What about saying 'I am for this person because they are simply right.' That is a powerful statement. It is cold, yes, but proceeds from a biological nature no more than the judgement that a square peg fits in a square hole.

Wrong, which I will get to after saying:


I think I can say that not all love is biologically based, and can be reason based as well.

Not so. If it is your position that the true nature of love is based on knowledge of what a person means to you, then I would say that is a very noble position and I respect it, but I am skeptical as to the true separateness of that knowledge from your emotions. Just because the knowledge seems separate doesn't mean that it is.

But if your position is that that knowledge of love is somehow not biologically based - then you are wrong. There's no two ways about it. Your knowledge of the ones you love is based on your memories of them, the joy and the sorrow and every significant moment you have shared with them is stored within your hippocampus and amygdala (among other places), and damage to those areas of the brain can completely erase that knowledge. Hence even your definition of love is biologically based.

Here's an interesting concept that further illustrates my point: If you wake up with amnesia tomorrow, and you have no knowledge of the ones that you previously loved, do you still have the emotions of love associated with them? The answer to this question is well known to neurology - and it is no, you don't. So even what you call "base animal emotions" are associated with the same knowledge that you call "true love". They are inseparable in reality, although you seem to adhere to the position that acting because of the knowledge itself is superior to acting because of the emotions - which is fine, I suppose. But I disagree that it is superior and there is no basis to think that it is, short of saying that it is superior because we are superior, which is inherently flawed and wrong.

EDIT: This is fun  :D. Good show, chap. Although I anticipate these posts will be moved into another thread soon.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 09, 2009, 11:59:49 pm
I think you two have some great points, but are missing the crux of the matter.

Love isn't one extreme or the other, love is everything in the middle. Biological factors certainly apply and change the situation, but so do the thoughts and musings of our higher brain (I don't mean higher as in superior, just using the term to seperate it from the basic instincts).

Love can't be easily defined, and indeed shouldn't be easily defined. The meaning of love have had philosophers devoting their lives to it. I'm thankful I don't need to understand love to experience it, and to add to it. And though I may add in this debate in some way, I'm glad regardless of what one person's definition of love may be is that won't change the love I share with those close to me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 10, 2009, 04:32:24 am
...

Love should be easily defined. "What is love?" means the speaker is inexperienced or hasn't given the subject much thought. And a reply of "I just don't feel that way towards you; I don't know why" means the speaker is tragically ignorant of...(okay, singular they) themself. There is no good reason to regard love as a superstitious, mysterious Sword of Damocles hanging over everyone's heads, creating irrational behavior at random and causing heartbreak left and right for no apparent reason. Even the irrationality can be explained. Don't cede to that "things work in mysterious ways" crap. "True" love by nature is understood.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 10, 2009, 09:49:08 am
I agree with ZeaLitY. Even if I didn't read it all.

Current gripe is that I'm falling ill. Post nasal drip, cough, stuffy nose... that sounds like the beginnings of a cold to me.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: utunnels on January 10, 2009, 09:59:19 am
Hehe, this topic is becoming thoughtful these days.

*Jump out from hide.
*And vanish again.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 10, 2009, 10:39:57 am
...

Love should be easily defined. "What is love?" means the speaker is inexperienced or hasn't given the subject much thought. And a reply of "I just don't feel that way towards you; I don't know why" means the speaker is tragically ignorant of...(okay, singular they) themself. There is no good reason to regard love as a superstitious, mysterious Sword of Damocles hanging over everyone's heads, creating irrational behavior at random and causing heartbreak left and right for no apparent reason. Even the irrationality can be explained. Don't cede to that "things work in mysterious ways" crap. "True" love by nature is understood.

My point was to experience love you don't have to study the biological and philosophical meaning behind it. Understanding your emotions and actions and the love you feel is indeed part of understanding and knowing yourself. I didn't mean to make it seem as if love couldn't be understood, but that you don't have to have a degree in psychology OR biology to understand what love means to you. My post was more a response to their debate about the nature of love (and how I feel you don't need to have codified the basis of love to experience it) and not a thesis on how love is ultimately unknowable (which I don't believe). I believe love is one of those words that everyone views differently and it's something that you have to find your own definition for.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 07:11:09 pm
Current gripe is that I'm falling ill. Post nasal drip, cough, stuffy nose... that sounds like the beginnings of a cold to me.

Me too. Mix your medication with a crapload of grapefruit juice to save money by taking less  :D.

...just kidding. That's actually a very dangerous thing to do. Although I admit I've done it before for just that purpose, but I knew what I was doing.

My point was to experience love you don't have to study the biological and philosophical meaning behind it.

Yes, but it sure makes for an interesting debate. And experiencing love was not the purpose of our debate anyways, it was what the nature of love can be defined as. Daniel Krispin's position is that it is the knowledge of what a person means to you that qualifies as love and not the emotion itself. It was my position that this is a rather high and mighty viewpoint and reeks of human superiority, and that often we separate logic/reason/knowledge and emotion as two separate things when in reality it is emotion which drives reasoning.

I thought about posting a very interesting study in which a person with pre-frontal lobe damage behaved completely normally but it was evident that he had some sort of handicap. No one could figure out what handicap it was though. He was going bankrupt and his life was falling apart. Finally someone realized that he lacked the emotion of gut instinct now, or a qualitative analysis of "fairness". They had him play cards and gamble and he was horrible at it. When one deck of cards started disproportionately making him lose, he didn't feel bad about it, so he didn't make the logical decision to switch decks. Whereas normal people switched decks right away as soon as they felt the first one was "unfair".

So we often think that logic is high and mighty and emotions are bad and animalistic a la Vulcan philosophy or something. But in reality logic and emotions are linked, we just have the illusion that they aren't. So too is the type of logical love and knowledge that Daniel Krispin considers true love and the emotion of love itself.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 10, 2009, 07:18:21 pm
I just tought out colds, you see. The way I see it is that every time I get the sniffles I pop decongestant, when I'm puking my brains out and I need medication or else I'll die, my particular virus will be resistant to all medication I've taken. That's why I'm so opposed to disinfecting everything.

Oh! My kid is going to touch the phone after my husband got home, and he went OUT in the world and there are germs out there! GERMS! Quick! Disinfectant! Ah, now my kid won't get sick. Keep in mind, though, that I want my kid to not live in a bubble.

There was this one horrible little thing my mother told me about. She works at a church with a lot of kids involved, right? One of the moms is walking out with her kids and one of them trips and falls. Immediately, she rushes into the office and gets the first aid kit. Note that there is no blood, no broken skin, not even a tear! Gah!

I hate overprotective parents, in short.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 07:26:30 pm
That's actually a fairly good philosophy to have when it comes to bacterial infections, as bacteria readily adapt to disinfectants and antibiotics. But the common cold is a viral infection usually caused by rhino (lit: nose) virus. There are no antiviral drugs that the common cold virus could adapt to, and a virus will not adapt to disinfectants because of the nature of their biology and the nature of their transmission between people.

And as far as decongestants go, a virus will not evolve a "resistance" to decongestants because the purpose of a decongestant is not to kill the virus but to alleviate the symptoms of the infection. The decongestant targets tissue cells of the host body, not the virus. So you don't have to "tough out" the common cold. Pop those decongestants free of worry and save yourself from annoying cold symptoms.

If you need to take medication "or else you'll die", I guarantee to you 100% that you will not be infected with an antiviral resistant virus because you had been excessively using cold medication. It doesn't work that way. Even if you happen to get infected with an antibiotic resistant bacterial strain someday, it will be because of someone else's fault in abusing antibiotics, not yours.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 10, 2009, 07:28:39 pm
True, true... but it's not all that bad. I mean, my nose is a little stuffy and my throat hurts a touch, but other than that, it's fine.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 07:30:19 pm
I suppose I'm a wuss then when it comes to colds.  :D Nothing irritates me more than a runny nose and sneezing every 3 minutes.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 10, 2009, 09:08:55 pm
Try Santa Ana winds, guys. I HATES THEM SO!!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 10, 2009, 09:13:38 pm
Oh, really?

We have a storm coming here. Our city is supposed to get anywhere from five to nine inches of snow and quite powerful winds. The highs for my area, later in the weak, is supposed to be 10 degrees. Not taking into account the wind chill.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 09:32:15 pm
Heh heh it was 70 something degrees outside here yesterday. It may have been 80 at some points actually. It's pretty cold out today though. Must be because of that cold front. Texas weather is insanely unpredictable.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 10, 2009, 09:45:00 pm
6-12 inches of snow up here, I'm soooo excited. I love the winter.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 10, 2009, 10:21:33 pm
6-12 inches of snow up here, I'm soooo excited. I love the winter.

That don't sound like no frustration to me! :lol:

I hate when it's all rainy & I have to go to the library (not too far away, but far enough away to annoy me) and my only recourse is riding my bike...Multiple layers is the only way I survive, people! And that just weighs me down! Especially when the top layers get soaked...! God bless my thermals at least...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 10, 2009, 10:41:19 pm
I hope I never live up north again. After this, I hope I move to a tropical island somewhere with warm weather all year around and scantily clad chicks as far as the eye can see.

I would put up with the occasional hurricane or tsunami for that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 11, 2009, 02:08:15 am
"What is love?"

Baby, don't hurt me... Don't hurt me... No more...

(Most sincere apologies, but I could not resist.) :cry:

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 11, 2009, 10:48:49 am
... there's this wonderful thing they recently invented, Shadow. It's called self control. You should try it sometime!

My current gripe, other than the snow we have out there, is that my glasses have run off without my face again. Can barely see the screen... have I mentioned that my eyesight is deplorable without my glasses?

EDIT: I found my glasses. They fell onto the floor. Now, why do we have that nasty gravity again?

New gripe, though. My throat is killing me and if I want to be part of a play for spring, I have to sing tomorrow. Auditions for the musical I want to be in. Fun, eh? Good thing I don't have to dance...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 11, 2009, 02:58:22 pm
6-12 inches of snow up here, I'm soooo excited. I love the winter.

That don't sound like no frustration to me! :lol:

I hate when it's all rainy & I have to go to the library (not too far away, but far enough away to annoy me) and my only recourse is riding my bike...Multiple layers is the only way I survive, people! And that just weighs me down! Especially when the top layers get soaked...! God bless my thermals at least...>_>

Rumor has it there's been flooding in your area. You keeping your head above the water?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 11, 2009, 04:56:11 pm
... there's this wonderful thing they recently invented, Shadow. It's called self control. You should try it sometime!

:picardno

I did try. Obviously, I failed.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 11, 2009, 04:57:24 pm
Obviously, I failed.

I laughed so hard at this. Surely you see the humor in this particular choice of words, right Shadow?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 11, 2009, 04:59:02 pm
 :lol:
Shadow, you really need to keep your posting down. You'll be at NaN for all eternity. I suggest you go back and delete your stupid and Pointless posts.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 11, 2009, 05:08:31 pm
Obviously, I failed.

I laughed so hard at this. Surely you see the humor in this particular choice of words, right Shadow?

:picardno

Can we not go down that road again, please?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 11, 2009, 05:21:58 pm
Sure, but...you did open the path to that road yourself though.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 11, 2009, 08:36:49 pm
"On the road again... Just can't wait to get on the road again"~~~
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 11, 2009, 09:12:12 pm
6-12 inches of snow up here, I'm soooo excited. I love the winter.

That don't sound like no frustration to me! :lol:

I hate when it's all rainy & I have to go to the library (not too far away, but far enough away to annoy me) and my only recourse is riding my bike...Multiple layers is the only way I survive, people! And that just weighs me down! Especially when the top layers get soaked...! God bless my thermals at least...>_>

Rumor has it there's been flooding in your area. You keeping your head above the water?

Actually, I'm in Tacoma & I'm fine...y'know...besides living in Tacoma, that is...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zephira on January 11, 2009, 10:55:52 pm
Tacoma? Seriously? I really don't like driving through there, with the smell and all... sorry dude.

The most frustrating thing I can think of right now has to be drunk people. DEFINITELY drunk people. Especially if they're constantly rambling and griping and playing horrendously loud music at you when you're trying to paint.
Entity (Alfador?) please grant me patience...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 11, 2009, 11:32:33 pm
Entity (Alfador?) please grant me patience...

I'll see what I can do to convince Him. ;)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on January 11, 2009, 11:49:30 pm
Entity (Alfador?) please grant me patience...

I'll see what I can do to convince Him. ;)

i se wut u did ther lol
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 12:07:18 am
Heh, thanks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 12, 2009, 03:43:31 am
I hate my Borders book store.

At my old highschool, we had the fat anime girls who love yoai, but hate yuri. So...

My fucking Borders is filled with yoai, just yoai.

I hate it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 12, 2009, 03:54:53 am
But Yuri is so awesome...! She's to SNK what Sakura is to Capcom...!!

(http://a6.vox.com/6a00c225214c418e1d00e398a921de0005-500pi)

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/V_Translanka/Yurithumbsup.gif)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 08:22:22 am
I'm not sure Nightmare meant any girls named "Yuri" unless you're messing around again... :?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 12, 2009, 08:28:35 am
Yeah, I am, though, obviously there are Yuri yuri out there...>_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 08:47:41 am
Yuri yuri?

OH, SHI-

<Shadow D. Darkman has been disconnected.>

(TBH, it kinda kills the joke when you can't hide and make it look like you got disconnected for Dividing By ZERO.)

EDIT: Trans, in response to your PM, No, I can't.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 12, 2009, 11:40:44 am
I have quite the situation here.

I am sick.

I have a stuffy/runny nose, a cough, and a sore throat caused by post nasal drip. If you don't know, post nasal drip is when snot from your nose runs down the back of your throat, irritating it. We don't have coughdrops here at school (I ask for coughdrops, they give me mints), and the DayQuil has vanished at home.

Now, here's the problem.

Tonight is the District Wide Musical audition.

And I have to sing to get in.

There are auditions tomorrow, but I can't make it. My mom can't get me there. So, yeah. My voice is near dead and I have to sing. And how well I sing gets me a certain part. The good news, though, is the person in charge, Mrs. Miller, is fond of me. I'm, like, one of her favorite students, so... I could get a good part anyway.

On the topic of things of that nature, what is it with guys and their yuri? If they're lesbians, they aren't going to get with you. If they're bisexual, they may prefer the female species over the male.

... Yuri sounds kind of like Juri. Juri is the resident lesbian in Utena. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 11:54:01 am
Ouch, I hate post-nasal drip. Coughed up a storm a year or so back.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 12, 2009, 12:18:07 pm
I ALWAYS Get that with a cold. It comes with the cold, comparable to getting fries with a burger. And I always get a cold when it's... Well, cold out. But worse then that is the DREADED SANTA ANA WINDS!!!! I may or may not be at school right now...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 12, 2009, 12:21:38 pm
You are. You have to be. You're out in Cali and I'm out here in New England. You said earlier you were in school, and my school gets out before yours (I guess), and I'm still at school.

Thus, you are at school.

What gets me is my voice is gone and I have to sing. Grr!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 12, 2009, 12:23:07 pm
I have to come to school at 7:00, and leave at 4:30. THANK YOU CRAPPY SCHOOL COMPUTERS!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 12, 2009, 12:37:13 pm
What time do you wake up at? I'm fully awake at 6:00 here (well before the crap of dawn) and my alarm goes off five minutes before. School starts at 7:30 here and goes to 1:45. Keep in mind, though, that at 6:20 (when I'm out at the bus stop) it's freezing. We're in lovely New England and it does that a lot.

EDIT: NERDY! Take away two of your posts! YOU WILL BE THE FIENDLORD!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 01:19:16 pm
Shouldn't that be your goal, Tea?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 12, 2009, 02:31:40 pm
(I ask for coughdrops, they give me mints), and the DayQuil has vanished at home.

If they didn't just run out and actually aren't allowed to give you any in the first place, then that's probably because certain brands of cough drops (and cough syrup) have the chemical DXM (dextromethorphan) in them, which is a potent dissociative psychedelic drug. If kids your age didn't use it to trip your school would probably be allowed to dispense them to you.

DayQuil is the shit, especially for clearing up congestion if you have to sing. Stop by CVS and stock up on DayQuil and cough drops. As for getting your voice back, peel the skin from a ginger root and then cut it into thin slices and place it in a pot of water. Boil the pieces to make a tea. Add three tablespoons of honey for sweetener. Drink the tea slowly, and the extract from the ginger root will make your throat tingle at first, but will quickly bring your voice back. This is an especially good remedy for singers.

It may not make you feel 100% better and sing to your best ability, but it's better than getting screwed out of the district wide audition.

EDIT: Also, anything with pseudoephedrine in it is probably the best for alleviating cold symptoms, but nowadays I believe you have to be 18 to buy it (I may be wrong about that though, maybe you just have to show a drivers liscense) since it is essentially methamphetamine in a box.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 02:55:29 pm
OH, GOD! *backs away from DayQuil* That shit tastes horrible!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 12, 2009, 04:06:03 pm
Dude! Nice! Thanks, Eric! *hugs* I'll have to tell Merrick this later. Merrick is my friend Parker's little brother and he has an amazing voice. At 13 he can hit notes I could never dream of getting close to.

Yeah, the kids here do use cough drops like that. It used to be that if you had a sore throat, you had to ask the teacher for a pass down to the nurse and she'd give you a couple, but now... mints. They're tasty, but I've gotten rather sensitive to a lot of sugar and they make me gag a little. Cough drops, all though they do have that little gagging sensation, are better.

Wish I knew what DayQuil tastes like. Never tried it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 12, 2009, 04:15:11 pm
Dude! Nice! Thanks, Eric! *hugs* I'll have to tell Merrick this later. Merrick is my friend Parker's little brother and he has an amazing voice. At 13 he can hit notes I could never dream of getting close to.

No prob. I know a singer that is in a band called The Riverboat Gamblers from the town that I live in that swears by ginger. He'll even go so far as to just suck on a ginger root before a show, although that is pretty disgusting flavor wise.

Yeah, the kids here do use cough drops like that. It used to be that if you had a sore throat, you had to ask the teacher for a pass down to the nurse and she'd give you a couple, but now... mints.

Most high school kids are stupid like that (no offense). "Hey man you wanna skip school today and trip on cough syrup and be scared shitless for hours on end?" "Hell yeah let's do it!". But I think school administrators are even more stupid. With the climate of anti-drug frenzy in this country, they don't even realize that if these kids wanted to trip on cough syrup all they would have to do is buy it at the pharmacy. So instead they don't give it out to students and kids that are clearly legitimately sick like yourself suffer as a result.

Wish I knew what DayQuil tastes like. Never tried it.

It tastes like liquid ass but it works wonders. Good thing it comes in pill form too.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 12, 2009, 04:24:53 pm
We allow painkillers like Tylenol if your parents bring it in and you suffer from migraines. I can't stand that kids abuse medicine that other people really need, like cough drops when your voice is barely a whisper (earlier this morning, I could barely speek and had to resort to signing things out with my hands.) or Tylenol when your head feels like it will go BOOM any second.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 12, 2009, 04:27:26 pm
They don't even let the school nurse give you Tylenol?  :shock: That's absurd. What the hell purpose is there for a school nurse then if she can't even help you? Just to say "Yep you're sick go home" or to give you a bandaid when you cut yourself?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 12, 2009, 04:30:38 pm
Essentially, they give you non medicine when that works, let you sleep if you have a headache (only for fifteen minutes now) and take your temperature. If you're really bad, you get to go home. If not, back to class with you.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 12, 2009, 08:13:15 pm
It's all about the 'Tussin...and off-brand as possible.

(http://www.healthsquare.com/common/images/w/WAL03590_74059_5.JPG)

Got me through many a lame school day...uh, and I stand by the fact that I was sick, too...!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 12, 2009, 08:57:08 pm
I just got kicked out of one of my University classes on the second day, the best part it's required. The reason was poor writing skills and behavior.

 :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 12, 2009, 09:13:47 pm
Please elaborate  :D. That's even more interesting than Shadow's backstory.

I can understand behavior (what kind of behavior?), but how the hell are they going to kick you out of the class because of poor writing skills? If anything they'd just fail you...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 12, 2009, 09:42:03 pm
I will admit that writing is not at all my forte, but I did well enough to test in to honors level classes, so I think that was just an excuse to get me out of his class. Behavior wise I wasn't even out of line, I try and not turn this in to a he said she said but... 8)


What happened was most like these few things things I think. One I was new to the class having taken the class at a diffrent time and from a diffrent Professor, but due to schedule conflicts I had to switch. On the first day I made a quip on how he more tolerant on sleeping in class then texting or mp3 players, he looked at me and just said "Yes, I hope you won't do either though."

No humor, I made not of this so not to get on his bad side.

Later when class began he wanted an open discussion about sexism in out culture, he used the former President of Harvard as an example. He noted that it could appear anywhere and that is a dire problem. If you read about the events faithfully you should no the events behind all the sensationalism. He was asking about why there aren't more women in the Sciences and Maths, at one point he mentioned "could there be a biological difference?" It was an honest question that the Media had a field day with. I explained this to him, and he asked me to repeat it 3 times, to see if I was BS the idea or if I knew about the story. He then panicked he was about to cry it looked like, then he switched topics to art and Manifest destiny  two days latter I find out from my counselor that I was kicked from the class.

The rest of the class explained to me that he was very unpredictable so the never participate, the discussions always end up just lectures, before I enrolled.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 12, 2009, 11:05:29 pm
A couple days ago I found out that one of the earbuds for my MP3 player stopped working.  This isn't that unusual and I just go get another pair.  But I got the next pair and it still doesn't work.  Then I figure out that the headphone jack on the player isn't working normally.  So now I'm probably going to have to replace the entire player which I haven't even had for over a year now. I got it maybe August or so.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 11:06:39 pm
I've had headphones break under unknown circumstances in which the right earpiece does not work at all.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 12, 2009, 11:16:48 pm
Later when class began he wanted an open discussion about sexism in out culture, he used the former President of Harvard as an example. He noted that it could appear anywhere and that is a dire problem. If you read about the events faithfully you should no the events behind all the sensationalism. He was asking about why there aren't more women in the Sciences and Maths, at one point he mentioned "could there be a biological difference?" It was an honest question that the Media had a field day with. I explained this to him, and he asked me to repeat it 3 times, to see if I was BS the idea or if I knew about the story. He then panicked he was about to cry it looked like, then he switched topics to art and Manifest destiny  two days latter I find out from my counselor that I was kicked from the class.

The rest of the class explained to me that he was very unpredictable so the never participate, the discussions always end up just lectures, before I enrolled.

What? That's it? I can't believe you would be kicked out for that, unless you were a dick about it. But that is what the story was about. The President of Harvard was giving a speech and questioned why there aren't more women in the sciences, and he brought up the possibility of a biological difference, not in the sense of sexism and not in the sense of "OMFG women are dumber than men obviously they have smaller brainz" but as a legitimate question. Anyone who thinks there aren't differences between the sexes is a victim of our PC culture. Our differences are the best parts.

Whether that involves an extremely slight average difference in natural math or science ability, I don't know. But it's a legitimate question. No topic should be off limits for science just because it might offend some people.

If that's all you brought up, then fuck that professor. I would report him regardless of whether or not he has tenure.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 01:12:13 am
I spoke with the head of the department, all she said was "...well let's not place blame on anyone." Then proceeded to ignore the whole thing and put me into the only other USEM 102 class they have. It mandatory at this school and they wont let me skip it even though I will not be graduating here so now its developed in to this large fiasco.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 06:09:00 am
So then, if you happen to get kicked out of that second class would they be forced to Expel you? Or would they just put you back in the other one? That doesn't make any sense whatsoever. That's almost more whacky than Tea saying that the school nurse can't give them Tylenol.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 13, 2009, 12:00:50 pm
My school.... At my school, the Principal is really old, and doesn't do much. The Best teachers always get laid off because of the stupid budget cuts and No Child Left Behind, And counclers... They don't do anything but make you sit down with someone you  hate, and afterwards they make fun of you for it. Grr... I hate you Govenator!!!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 13, 2009, 04:06:34 pm
Getting a pay raise cut in half even though the company is doing just fine and will continue to be fine albeit a little less so during the coming recessionary year.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 05:02:28 pm
... yeesh, and I thought I had it rough. MassHealth is yanking our chain and says we don't have coverage anymore, but my councilor makes me talk to her anyway. Guess who pays? My mom.

Be warned, folks. I have a long gripe ahead...

I did okay with the auditions. My key was a little off and I had a hard time with keeping it to the tune, but that was mainly because I was doing it A Capella and I was nervous as all hell (going up in front of a large group of people when you're, like, the only one on stage is terrifying, even if you've been doing it since forever), but I was certainly doing my song (the chorus of Torn) better than some of the others. I heard a lot of Hannah Montana last night (I DESPISE HANNAH MONTANA), a lot of loosing the tune, a lot of not being able to sing even the basic songs (if we couldn't think of a song, we were told to sing the ABCs and someone did it terribly), fudged up lyrics, and the occasional awesome theater voice. One girl sang Silent Night (off key, of course) and messed up the lyrics ('All is bright, all is calm!'), one kid didn't know the entire set of lyrics to the Itsy Bitsy Spider (what comes after 'and washed the spider out' again?), a bunch of kids took songs from Seussical (the musical we're doing) and sang them (Emily wants to be Gertrude, as she sang 'Notice me, Horton!') and not all of them did great, but again, a lot of good talent. Oh, and one more thing...

Merrick, my amazing little theater prodigy friend, grew TESTICLES.

Now I can't make jokes about him being sort of girly!

At the end, they had us group into grades and say our names. The seniors had a little thing going on. They came up as a group, then turned and said their names. I don't remember what they all were (there was definitely a Doug and Kim in there, though) but the last one (Alex or Zach or something and I'm not making novel jokes here) turned and said, "And I'm Liesl!"

Sound of Music joke. Complicated.

I forgot about this. Today, we got called into different places in the school to hear alumni talk at us about college. Essentially, college is totally different from high school, you need to take good classes now, start looking. I missed my computer lab time... for shit I already knew!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 13, 2009, 07:51:46 pm
That's it.

I am getting my math teacher fired tomorrow. On the grounds of losing assignments, ignoring students, and invalidating a motherfucking mid-term because she thought I was cheating by reading a book.

I am not going to stand for this.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 08:01:46 pm
Did she see what book it was? If it was the textbook during the test, yes. I can see that (to pass the time in history I read the textbook for fun). If it was a regular book (like To Kill a Mockingbird or Eragon or The End of the Worlds or How to Build a Nuclear Bomb in Three Easy Steps) after you handed in your test, go for it, man. My French teacher sent a kid out of her class once for asking her to slow down. After, of course, insulting him.

I wonder why she still works here...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 08:07:22 pm
I forgot about this. Today, we got called into different places in the school to hear alumni talk at us about college. Essentially, college is totally different from high school, you need to take good classes now, start looking. I missed my computer lab time... for shit I already knew!
Huh I wish it was different then high school, but sadly it more or less the same. Well more sex and alcohol.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 09:23:44 pm
Huh I wish it was different then high school, but sadly it more or less the same. Well more sex and alcohol.

Well, people generally don't give a fuck what social group you belong to in college, and it is sort of the inverse of high school in that people will respect you for being smart and aceing tests because they themselves need to do good in college or they are screwed for life.

And yes, much more sex and alcohol. Alcohol gets old after awhile though. Both as a recreational drug and when you see the detrimental effects it has first hand. I only drink sparingly now. Maybe once a month.

Sex never gets old though. At least not if you don't suck at it. :D
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 13, 2009, 09:29:14 pm
I didn't even scratch the Surface with my school position...

For example, Chrono Eric knows this, but Every single kid in my school hates me, except for a select few. Maybe 10, tops. Out of 800. They ALL Direct their hate at me and the People who are my friends. Remember 6th Grade, Asafigow? Yeah. It's like that, only Much, Much worse. Oh yeah, and all my friends through 7th grade are at a completely different school, the most Screwed up one I've ever, EVER Seen, and I feel sorry for whoever goes there. *AHEMASAFIGOWAHEM* Jesus, Tact, Your teachers are pretty screwed up, but here's one thing I forgot to mention earlier: Our vice principal will not expell or even suspend Anyone in the ENTIRE SCHOOL- Just because she has a perfect record she wants to keep. Her perfect record is only because she thinks about herself.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 09:31:48 pm
... your school sucks, man. I pity you. It sounds worse than the pilot school we have here. I hear it's terrible.

Why do they hate you, man? Did you do something stupid?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 09:34:06 pm
I didn't even scratch the Surface with my school position...

Scratch the surface of what? Sex and alcohol? Don't worry there's plenty of time for that later.

And like I said, kids won't hate you in college. In fact they'll probably wanna hang with you so they can cheat off of you. Cheap friendship? Perhaps. But you can totally use them for things in return.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 13, 2009, 09:39:15 pm
No, they don't like me because I'm
1. Smart
2. Antisocial, see at school, most of the time I just drop the first part of my online Alias, and shut the hell up and work.
3.Weird
4. and different. I take the 'Fads' and do the exact opposite. If people like a certain brand of clothing, I avoid it at all costs. I did this one to piss them off after they started to hate me.

It doesn't help that my mom was most of their teacher at one point...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 09:43:03 pm
Well, screw them. Be who you are and you'll be fine. I'm weird in that all my friends are male (well, predominately), I like anime/manga that no one has ever heard of, I'm smart, pretty, and I've gotten into a bit of a sticky situation and may be hated by my ex-best friend, her group of angsting, cutting, druggy friends, and every drama person I know.

I stated to someone that I despised my ex-best friend and I despised the younger sibling of a prominent acting almost-goddess. The ex-best friend is a whiny little bitch who needs a calculator to figure out what two plus two is. The sibling thinks she's all that, but can't carry a tune and lives in her sister's shadow.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 13, 2009, 09:48:27 pm
Don't forget Modest. LOL Just kidding. Anyways, I personally think anyone who hates themself is an idiot. Me and my band of Rebellious friends in 6th grade always sat away from everyone, and did everything differently. We had about 10 members, I suppose. Asafigow was my rebellious partner in Crime. Funny story, actually... I thought we were going to hate each other's guts on the first day of school. My brand of humor is ridiculastupid. Offtopic: My two favorite made up adjectives are Ridiculastupid and Evilicious. Lol. Anyways....
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 09:50:32 pm
No, they don't like me because I'm
1. Smart

Like I said in college this is reversed.

2. Antisocial, see at school, most of the time I just drop the first part of my online Alias, and shut the hell up and work.

Funny, "hyper" has more than one meaning - it can mean overly excited or simply over or above something. Such as having hypertension for example. I always thought your name derived from the second definition, and meant not that you were a nerd that was also hyper but a literal hypernerd - ie: someone who was over the top nerdy, moreso than the average nerd.

3.Weird

Aren't we all?

4. and different.

See above. Our differences are what make us special. Do you really want to be just like everyone else?

I take the 'Fads' and do the exact opposite. If people like a certain brand of clothing, I avoid it at all costs. I did this one to piss them off after they started to hate me.

So now that every kid I see is starting to dress all punkish (wearing t-shirts of The Clash and The Sex Pistols that no doubt they've never even listened to ::vent:: ), does that mean that to go against the grain you dress normal?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 09:52:55 pm
That's it. I am getting my math teacher fired tomorrow on the grounds of ... invalidating a motherfucking mid-term because she thought I was cheating by reading a book. I am not going to stand for this.

Here in North Carolina, during a state-mandated test (like the End Of Course Exams at my high school), when a kid is caught talking, reading,* looking around,* putting his/her head down, etc., the teacher that caught them is required by state law to assume that he/she is cheating. The kid is not granted immunity to punishment even if they have already finished their test and handed it in.

*The logical basis of the assumption in these examples are that the kid may be looking at answers to questions, be it in a textbook, or on another student's test.

Even so, though, I feel for ya, Grant. That shit sucks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 09:53:48 pm
Fight the power!

My friends are kind of weird, too. Really-Tall-With-Facial-Hair-And-Rage-Issues Jay has... rage issues. Computer-Geek-And-Kind-of-Squishy Angel is... a computer geek. He's actually really friendly. Jerk Brandon... doesn't count anymore. He's a jerk. Constantly-Sweaty Jay is my only Chrono Trigger-knowledged friend and constantly reeks of sweat. Why do I hang out with him again?

North Carolina sounds stupid.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 09:56:03 pm
Jerk Brandon... doesn't count anymore. He's a jerk.

Why the hostility? What did he turn you down or something?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 10:01:35 pm
Uh, Eric, that's a bit far, don'tCHA think?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 10:02:01 pm
Oh, you don't remember the Jerk Brandon story, do you? It's in here. Somewhere.

What happened was Brandon, before he was a jerk, asked me to come with him to homecoming. So I bundled up and waited for about half an hour for him to show up as he was buying tickets, like a proper gentleman should. I got hit on by an old guy waiting for him, but he never showed. So I went home, crestfallen and distraught, and waited until Monday to talk to him (it was a Friday). He wasn't there. I hunted him down and he ran from me. Apparently, from what I understand of what his friends told me, he did go. But he forgot me. He still won't talk to me or let me come near him.

And that's how Brandon became Jerk Brandon.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 10:09:58 pm
Uh, Eric, that's a bit far, don'tCHA think?

Nope. I was simply curious. I wasn't making fun of her, I just asked a question. A point which you apparently missed but Tea seemed to not have a problem with it.

And that's how Brandon became Jerk Brandon.

Bummer, what an ass. That's even worse than turning you down since he invited you. I'd slash his tires.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 13, 2009, 10:13:04 pm
I'm sorry, but this needs to be said right now.

My current gripe is Darkman. I'm sick and tired of dealing with his insults and moronicness and lack of change and... EVERYTHING! Gah! If there weren't a towel on my head right now, I'd tear my hair out!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 13, 2009, 10:14:45 pm
Wow. I won't have a situation like that until Collage or MAYBE High School, for reasons I already said.
That honestly sucks.  That's what we call a Noob at Life.

Like I said previously- At least he's not an asshole.Well, most of the time he's not.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 10:18:10 pm
Wow. I won't have a situation like that until Collage or MAYBE High School, for reasons I already said.

Like I said man, get a badass skill. Girls dig mad skills. Just make sure that skill is cool. For example, having mad skills at guitar =/= having mad skills at flute. Girls will say, "well, he may be a nerd - but he's got mad skills. I wanna do him". Trust me. It's about the skills.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 10:28:28 pm
Its actually true, I would have women ignore me or just shoot me down, etc. But the second the find out I know ballroom dance the suddenly seem interested. Ah but for me it doesn't matter, I never found joy in small flings, I have always enjoyed a full dedicated relationship(which have never ended well sadly enough.)



My current grip I barely read half the threads any more because of the attitude shift here. It has be come a bit more fun and goofy which isn't bad, but at the cost of all the interesting discussions and more clever theories.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 10:33:53 pm
My current grip I barely read half the threads any more because of the attitude shift here. It has be come a bit more fun and goofy which isn't bad, but at the cost of all the interesting discussions and more clever theories.

Go spend some time in the Time, Space, and Dimensions forum. That's where all the good discussions have been going on.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 13, 2009, 10:42:29 pm
Yeah, some of the stuff there freaking blows my mind. Thats why I like the Compendium- Balance between Idiotic and Genius, Balance between Real World and Game World, balance between Creativity and unoriginality. Whatever my mood, I can come here. Theres even a place to complain about your daily life!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 11:00:41 pm
I do, I read all the analysis. I do wish to say its none existent, but most of the analysis is just teaching others how the current ideas work, or someone thinks they made a break through but its either some idea that doesn't really have any bases or its a rehash of current ideas. meh, maybe its just a slump right now.



Should I capitalize "meh"? buy definition that word shouldn't ever be capitlized yet at the begaining of a sentence it should be...huh.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:09:24 pm
I'm about to very possibly kill a chance at a fulfilling relationship because I don't believe in invisible gods and reincarnation.

I hate religion. I hate it. I hate all of it. May it die forever.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 11:16:04 pm
I wouldn't jump to such a conclusion, Z. You ask (albeit indirectly) for proof they exist, so I ask you, prove they don't.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 13, 2009, 11:16:50 pm
Sounds less like frustration at religion itself & more frustration at close-minded gits. I know it sounds the same, but it's not. ;) & sorry to hear.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 11:17:27 pm
I'm about to very possibly kill a chance at a fulfilling relationship because I don't believe in invisible gods and reincarnation.

Is she of Hindu faith by chance?

I know a Hindu girl that went to UNT that was in love with this guy, but her family forced her to dump him because he didn't adhere to their faith. Now she's in an arranged marriage I think. Pretty jacked up shit.

I wouldn't jump to such a conclusion, Z. You ask (albeit indirectly) for proof they exist, so I ask you, prove they don't.

Oh goody, another thread turns down the philosophical road.  :D The burden of proof is on those that claim they do, Shadow. I can't prove that Zeus doesn't exist, but I can prove that lightning is caused via natural processes.

"There is a thing called being so open minded that your brain falls out" - Richard Dawkins


Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:21:48 pm
I wouldn't jump to such a conclusion, Z. You ask (albeit indirectly) for proof they exist, so I ask you, prove they don't.

Prove I'm not your great-great-grandfather, who faked his death after discovering a magical serum and receiving revelation that he should wait a century and then make a Chrono series fan site. You can't, because you don't know me. And I can't prove atoms exist, because I've never seen them through the appropriate scientific equipment. But atoms have a scientific basis and overwhelming evidence of existence. My being your great-great-grandfather has no rational basis. And neither do the tenets of religion.

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Is she of Hindu faith by chance?

No religion, really. Just a belief in reincarnation and karma.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 11:23:44 pm
I'm about to very possibly kill a chance at a fulfilling relationship because I don't believe in invisible gods and reincarnation.

I hate religion. I hate it. I hate all of it. May it die forever.
Then just pretend you do.


Yea, your not the type to do that I know. Is she the recruiting type? or does she just believe in religion. I know of couple who believe in separate and some times conflicting beliefs or lack there of, but they're good together. That was the only issue and it was easily remedy with acceptance.

You have the chance at a relationship, that is your dream isn't it, well sorry but working for your dreams take work (tolerance is hardly something to avoid). BUT if she isn't tolerant of you as well then feel free to lay it on think Z.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 11:29:37 pm
But atoms have a scientific basis and overwhelming evidence of existence. My being your great-great-grandfather has no rational basis. And neither do the tenets of religion.

Atoms are perhaps a bad example, Zeality. They can be seen directly with the proper scientific equipment, and even if they couldn't - you can prove something exists without seeing it by virtue of its' macroscale properties.

I have an extreme aversion to Western faith. Eastern faith, particularly Buddhism, I don't mind so much as it is very similar to Native American faith in the sense that the end result is the same - to achieve enlightenment through the exploration of consciousness and the living of a righteous life. Contrast that with the concept of achieving salvation through the worship and acceptance of an external god. They are like polar theological opposites.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 11:31:25 pm
I agree, Eric. Arranged marriages are, indeed, fucked up.

Z, first cool your head. Second, how do you know you're NOT my your great-great-grandfather, who faked his death after discovering a magical serum and receiving revelation that he should wait a century and then make a Chrono series fan site. For all you know, that may have been how it was supposed to come about.

(to KebreI) IDK, tolerance came to me kinda easy. A girl I knew in my sophomore year (and fell out with in my junior year, after she moved away) had a brief time when she converted to Wicca. There was this urge to blurt out condemnations for my whole school to hear, and yet brushing it aside was so easy that I can't describe it. She would later either convert back to Christianity or something else. IDK.

Later on, I met a girl who was a Wiccan, and seemed to be... unusual. Can't describe for reasons already stated, but it was just so, abnormal. One would think I accepted her reluctantly, but I didn't. I truly did accept her. She never was a Christian, though her dad is, and yet, we get along so well. We dated for a few months (November 2007 to July 9, 2008. I remember the day she dumped me for reasons unknown), and now we're close friends. To this day, she continues to be unusual, and I still am not alienated.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:33:29 pm
This will probably be the end, Kebrel. My life exists around a core of humanism and human potential and adventure. This person's exists around something different. I can't hide my true nature any longer.

I just...it'd be so awfully easy to hate and revile the world for being so religious and irrational. I'm tired of having my options limited from the get-go because of superstition. It took me a long time before I was ready to accept the existential responsibility for my own life and remove the concept of heaven from the end of my existence and replace it with a mystery. But I did it. I wish everyone else could, too. This world would be so much better if people weren't focused on the mythical world that follows.

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Eastern faith, particularly Buddhism, I don't mind so much as it is very similar to Native American faith in the sense that the end result is the same - to achieve enlightenment through the exploration of consciousness and the living of a righteous life.

These comments aren't directed at you, but since you brought the topic up...I just strongly dislike the Eastern issue with desire. Desire can be good or bad, but it shouldn't be expunged. Desire brings progress. And then...that attitude can be bad. The other day on Digg, a ton of Diggers (who are usually extremely rational, albeit also sexist) posted that "Buddhism isn't a religion; it's a philosophy," which is complete bullshit. Buddhism is filled with just as much metaphysical and ritualistic insanity as a fair share of other religions.

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Z, first cool your head.

If you think this thread is "hot" concerning religion, then you've yet to taste the real Compendium.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 11:37:10 pm
:picardno

Not what I meant, bro. I was referring to the term "hot-headed"
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:37:28 pm
Ditto.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 11:39:56 pm
I agree, Eric. Arranged marriages are, indeed, fucked up.

Z, first cool your head. Second, how do you know you're NOT my your great-great-grandfather, who faked his death after discovering a magical serum and receiving revelation that he should wait a century and then make a Chrono series fan site. For all you know, that may have been how it was supposed to come about.
I don't think you get it buddy. And that isn't the point its what this leads to is...

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(to KebreI) IDK, tolerance came to me kinda easy. A girl I knew in my sophomore year (and fell out with in my junior year, after she moved away) had a brief time when she converted to Wicca. There was this urge to blurt out condemnations for my whole school to hear, and yet brushing it aside was so easy that I can't describe it. She would later either convert back to Christianity or something else. IDK.

Later on, I met a girl who was a Wiccan, and seemed to be... unusual. Can't describe for reasons already stated, but it was just so, abnormal. One would think I accepted her reluctantly, but I didn't. I truly did accept her. She never was a Christian, though her dad is, and yet, we get along so well. We dated for a few months (November 2007 to July 9, 2008. I remember the day she dumped me for reasons unknown), and now we're close friends. To this day, she continues to be unusual, and I still am not alienated.
I can't tell if your agreeing or if you think your disagree but really agreeing with me. Z don't blindly accept her, I left that out because your smart enough to know that. If you really can have a relationship if you know you love this person yet your anger towards religion is holding you back then friend sorry but the hates gotta put under control.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:41:02 pm
I'm open to options. I still have feelings for who she is. But I'm just rather certain that this is going to remove the possibility from her mind.

Part of the fun of starting my international adventure in the Czech Republic is that something like 80% of the population is on the same page as I am about religion. It might just feel like heaven compared to the United States in that regard.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 11:42:46 pm
I still have feelings for who she is.

Love her for who she is, not what she believes.

Quote from: Godot from Phoenix Wright
That's one of my rules.

I can't tell if your agreeing or if you think your disagree but really agreeing with me.

Truthfully, I was neither agreeing or disagreeing, hence my saying "IDK" in there.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 11:45:15 pm
Z, first cool your head. Second, how do you know you're NOT my your great-great-grandfather, who faked his death after discovering a magical serum and receiving revelation that he should wait a century and then make a Chrono series fan site.

What? Who would know that better than himself?

Desire can be good or bad, but it shouldn't be expunged. Desire brings progress. And then...that attitude can be bad. The other day on Digg, a ton of Diggers (who are usually extremely rational, albeit also sexist) posted that "Buddhism isn't a religion; it's a philosophy," which is complete bullshit. Buddhism is filled with just as much metaphysical and ritualistic insanity as a fair share of other religions.

I agree. I didn't say I agree with all Buddhists perspectives, just some of them. This is one that I don't agree with it, but it should be noted that this is not a universal belief across Buddhism. And from a metaphysical standpoint, many denominations of Buddhism actually practice exactly what you said:

It took me a long time before I was ready to accept the existential responsibility for my own life and remove the concept of heaven from the end of my existence and replace it with a mystery. But I did it. I wish everyone else could, too. This world would be so much better if people weren't focused on the mythical world that follows.

And it is unique among many world religions for doing so.

I agree though, anyone who thinks they are going to go to a shiny paradise upon death and eat ice cream with their dead relatives needs to take a serious second to evaluate their worldview. I particularly abhor the phrase "It's okay, he/she is in a better place now." I want to scream whenever I hear that - I want to say - "You don't know that! All you can know for sure is that they are six feet underground being consumed by worms, which will in turn die and be consumed by saprophytic organisms, which will in turn die and be used as nutrients for plants, which will in turn be consumed by animals, which in turn will die and the cycle will repeat until millions of years from now every atom that composed his/her body is spread out evenly across the surface of the planet due to entropy. Better place indeed."

What is more noble, to pray for a heaven after death or to attempt to create one while you are still here on earth?

I'm just curious, does this girl believe in reincarnation with transmigration of memories or reincarnation of the self or soul without transmigration of memories?

EDIT: Man I really fucked that post up.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:46:33 pm
I still have feelings for who she is.

Love her for who she is, not what she believes.

I am fucking out of your league. I have feelings for her for many reasons, but she would probably not be fulfilled being with me, and I would definitely not be fulfilled being with her pretending to believe the same things. Grasp a simple concept like this, okay?

eric, yeah, I like some Buddhist stuff, too. If I had a favorite philosopher, it'd be Bruce Lee (obviously not considered a philosopher as much as he should be thanks to martial arts fanboys), and he took a lot of good things from Eastern philosophy. Rejected the bad or blindly traditional, of course.

As for memories...they're there, but residual. They poke through dreams and stuff, or get unlocked in hypnosis.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 13, 2009, 11:48:31 pm
If it's that complex, then yeah, I can't help ya beyond what I've already told you.

Besides, I meant that to say "don't let religion interfere with the relationship"

Z, first cool your head. Second, how do you know you're NOT my your great-great-grandfather, who faked his death after discovering a magical serum and receiving revelation that he should wait a century and then make a Chrono series fan site.

What? Who would know that better than himself?

I can think of a few, but that's my business.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 13, 2009, 11:53:07 pm
As for memories...they're there, but residual. They poke through dreams and stuff, or get unlocked in hypnosis.

I brought it up because while it may not be possible to prove or disprove the existence of a deity, it is certainly possible to prove or disprove certain tenets of religion that are based within the material world - and this is one of them. Since memory is rooted firmly by a biological cause, and since absolute amnesia can be produced via effecting the necessary parts of the brain, then it necessarily follows that even if reincarnation is possible via the transmigration of consciousness it is clearly not possible to transfer memories once the brain is dead.

If this is her belief then the burden of proof is upon her, and if she holds it against you for not buying into that because there is no evidence that supports it, then screw her. Find somebody else.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 13, 2009, 11:55:35 pm
Thanks for the support. I can't tell you how much some part of me is beating myself up inside for not pretending, as she is an amazing, remarkable person, and there isn't exactly a line of people like that waiting to fulfill my romantic vision.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 11:58:16 pm
I don't want to end up say what choice you should make, by all means Z go for what you choose, that is what this boils down to.  I would choose tolerance in favor of my ideal, I know for a some one like fact J esq would probably choose the opposite. Enjoy the choice you make, both outcomes can lead to happiness and can also lead away from it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 12:01:22 am
If you guys think this is some ideologically-motivated spur-of-the-moment decision of intolerance, that's not it. I strive for a consummately intimate relationship, and that means sharing everything. And one's worldview is at the core of an awful lot of a person's identity. If I had any degree less of a friendship with her, it wouldn't be like this, but I seek to perfectly empathize and know someone. And at this level, the differing beliefs are manifesting through differences that would hinder fulfillment. She is also aware of them. I'm just making it official.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 12:01:34 am
Thanks for the support. I can't tell you how much some part of me is beating myself up inside for not pretending, as she is an amazing, remarkable person, and there isn't exactly a line of people like that waiting to fulfill my romantic vision.

I may sound like an enormous dick for saying this, but:

I was in a similar position once in that I realized a relationship just would not work out after dating for only a short time. She was...what's the word...stupid, that's right. We had nothing to talk about. It was excrutiating hanging around her. So I did the respectable thing and ended it. Thing was, this chick was a major babe. Like perfect physically. And afterwards the only regret that I had was that I never banged her.

Still beating myself up about that to this day. Now she has a kid though. I guess I might have dodged a bullet there.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 12:02:46 am
Nah, it's not like that. I can talk for hours with this person, and I agree on an awful lot. She has a true IQ of 140 and is brilliant, academically and artistically. But not the most important, fundamental things, and that's too much. She's my best friend (or was, depending on how this goes on that side...).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 12:06:55 am
Nah, it's not like that. I can talk for hours with this person, and I agree on an awful lot. She has a true IQ of 140 and is brilliant, academically and artistically. But not the most important, fundamental things, and that's too much. She's my best friend (or was, depending on how this goes on that side...).

No I meant I don't regret breaking up with her for the reason that she was stupid, only that I didn't bang her when I had the opportunity, which is why I said "I may sound like a major dick by saying this, but" beforehand.

Dumping someone because they aren't as intellectual as you is a perfectly acceptable reason for dumping someone. So is dumping someone because their spiritual beliefs differ.

EDIT: But on a side note, perhaps you should be a little less strict about what you are looking for in a relationship? If you are too strict, then you may never find happiness. Take, for example, the possibility that you meet someone that is perfect for you in every way - but ten years down the road they suddenly become a fundamentalist Christian. Would you try to make the relationship still work then, or would you just give up?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 12:10:50 am
Z, do you know if she has a habit of forcing her views on others? Chances are she doesn't but I just want to clarify.

Personally, I would dump her if she does. But that's if it were me. I'm sorry, but I don't believe in that, despite Christian doctrine (TBH Christianity has some views that I agree with) stating we must do it.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Romana on January 14, 2009, 12:12:15 am
No religion, really. Just a belief in reincarnation and karma.

That doesn't sound too bad, reincarnation's not nearly as exceedingly stupid as most beliefs, although karma... eugh.

This will probably be the end, Kebrel. My life exists around a core of humanism and human potential and adventure. This person's exists around something different. I can't hide my true nature any longer.

So are you hiding the fact you disagree with her beliefs or are you intent to make sure she's aware of your opinion?

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I just...it'd be so awfully easy to hate and revile the world for being so religious and irrational. I'm tired of having my options limited from the get-go because of superstition. It took me a long time before I was ready to accept the existential responsibility for my own life and remove the concept of heaven from the end of my existence and replace it with a mystery. But I did it. I wish everyone else could, too. This world would be so much better if people weren't focused on the mythical world that follows.

It was the same with me. I finally decided to stop questioning the whole concept and ditched religious life at about 13. I think of it this way: realising you have a life right now, this very second - and one that's limited I might add - is something that everyone needs to see. There's not even a flicker of evidence that you live on after death, so making the most of the life you KNOW you're living is the best option. And if people insist all this 'self-learning' and all that crap is something you can only learn through religion, there is something seriously wrong and you should expose yourself to the world you live in rather than a confined space of prayer and reading from a book that no-one finds interesting.

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These comments aren't directed at you, but since you brought the topic up...I just strongly dislike the Eastern issue with desire. Desire can be good or bad, but it shouldn't be expunged. Desire brings progress. And then...that attitude can be bad. The other day on Digg, a ton of Diggers (who are usually extremely rational, albeit also sexist) posted that "Buddhism isn't a religion; it's a philosophy," which is complete bullshit. Buddhism is filled with just as much metaphysical and ritualistic insanity as a fair share of other religions.

It sure as hell is a religion, as you said, it's full of 'staple' religion practices.

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Z, first cool your head.

If you think this thread is "hot" concerning religion, then you've yet to taste the real Compendium.

That thread was something indeed.

Anyway, I think what you need to do is ask yourself whether this girl is really someone who stands out to you, someone you really should never give up the chance to be with. Letting some beliefs of hers get in the way of your opinion of her may be a little harsh (although not so if she's pushing these beliefs onto others and/or generally acting superior about it), so you ought to look past that and decide for yourself if you really think she's worth it, religious beliefs or no.

EDIT: "Warning - while you were typing 16 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post."
...Wow. It begins.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 14, 2009, 12:15:20 am
I don't speak of turn a blind eye to something that's not tolerance that is blindness. I meant accept it as HER look on the world, see what boons it provides you two a just as yours does. Years later she may move to see it your way, or even vise-versa.


ZeaLitY, I only know you from text on a website and I know you enough that this is pure merging of two people, with this in mind I still stand by what I said. Your sound like you want to be with her, but your not sure it you should. I think this is where my experience in this comes to an end.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 12:17:06 am
Anyway, I think what you need to do is ask yourself whether this girl is really someone who stands out to you, someone you really should never give up the chance to be with. Letting some beliefs of hers get in the way of your opinion of her may be a little harsh (although not so if she's pushing these beliefs onto others and/or generally acting superior about it), so you ought to look past that and decide for yourself if you really think she's worth it, religious beliefs or no.

*blinks in surprise*

Well said, Pyt.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 12:17:53 am
EDIT: But on a side note, perhaps you should be a little less strict about what you are looking for in a relationship? If you are too strict, then you may never find happiness. Take, for example, the possibility that you meet someone that is perfect for you in every way - but ten years down the road they suddenly become a fundamentalist Christian. Would you try to make the relationship still work then, or would you just give up?

I have confirmed that people I would like to be with exist. After all, I exist. Others like me exist. I'm extremely flexible and empathetic, and I see differences as learning opportunities. I tarried long in the halls of divine justice to explore the merits of that belief and empathize with it completely. And, just as I sometimes empathize with villains in fiction, I really enjoy exploring a person's dark side, such as petty emotions or neuroticism. That's just as interesting to me.

Edit 2: And a lot of this comes from self-validation and meaning in life. If I really do let my life solely be a sacrifice for someone else's, then what have I to add meaning to my own? Where do I derive my validation and self-esteem? I can't...deny my own nature. I find humanity's potential to be beautiful, and I don't believe in things without a rational basis. These innocent two points sculpt a lot of viewpoints and behavior. If we lived in a more intelligent world, we'd be telling the fundamentalist Christian guy not to limit his options to other fundamentalists, not me.

When I fall in love, it's because I seek to know a person at the core. Anything before that is just interest, like a crush. But I only fall in love after I've established a deep friendship and know someone very, very well. I thought things would work out here, but they probably aren't. But there are others. And I'm in the springtime of youth. It honestly isn't hard for me at all to fall in love with the right person. Maybe it's too easy.

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So are you hiding the fact you disagree with her beliefs or are you intent to make sure she's aware of your opinion?

I spent a few months discussing hers, and it probably looked like I embraced them. Well, this period is over. I have to state where I'm not going to change.

I've constantly thought about this. There are just differences that would hinder the complete intimacy and life-sharing that we both seek from a relationship, unless things seem reconcilable.

Edit: We're probably past the point where she's going to be offended that I'm talking about this in public, so ease up a little...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 14, 2009, 12:19:41 am
And now for something completely different...

I hate the photographers of most pornography shoots. They almost always have no sense of framing. Hey, maybe I found myself a new profession! >_>
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 14, 2009, 12:22:21 am
Man, I wonder if Mary Matalin and James Carville went through this back when they got hitched. Now, there's an odd couple -- how the heck do they keep it together? Could be something to draw inspiration from, perhaps.

Oh, that wasn't in response to V's post. Uh, just in case it would have sounded weird in that context.  8)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 12:24:08 am
I'm extremely flexible

Except perhaps in what you are looking for in a relationship?  :D

I have confirmed that people I would like to be with exist. After all, I exist. Others like me exist.

Right, but what if you don't meet such a person for years that satisfies all your criteria? Or what if you never meet them? Or what if you do but they change down the road by say, adopting a worldview that you are incompatible with? Or what if you yourself change?

Relationships are never perfect and love is never perfect, because people aren't perfect. Then there's the ever present possibility that you do meet someone that is perfect for you and fall in love with them but they don't fall in love with you back. Life is full of uncertainties, the only certainty you are given in life is that you can choose the path that you think will truly make you happy. And if you think adopting a strict relationship policy will do that, then that is a respectable position.

I just think you should examine the possibility that you will be in for a lot of heartache and you may never find what you are looking for.

And now for something completely different...

I hate the photographers of most pornography shoots. They almost always have no sense of framing. Hey, maybe I found myself a new profession! >_>

I personally don't mind it. If it looks too professional I become acutely aware that the chicks are all faking it anyways.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 14, 2009, 12:28:03 am
Z either in her or in someone else you'll find what your looking for, your the Adonis of the Springtime of Youth.
(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1188/sephirothandaerisdancinws4.jpg)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 12:28:55 am
We live in the 21st century. There is an Internet. There are passports. There are exciting opportunities to live abroad and add another language to one's brain while enjoying a variety of new experiences. There is career mobility.

You are preaching to the choir, here. If I weren't flexible, then damnit, I'd date only girls six feet tall or above, because fuck, I've forgotten at 6'7" what it's like to look into a girl's eyes on level with my own. I'd only date girls who are artistically brilliant and in the springtime of youth, and are also constantly exercising to improve their physical condition. I'd only date girls who like the Chrono series or play video games a lot. And maybe I'd only date girls who listen to the same music as I like.

But I don't, because I can appreciate almost anything, and there is so much to learn. Through my good friends, I've learned about writing a different style of poetry; about traditional Chinese music; about pilates; about framing art; about certain cultures; and most interestingly, about different personalities, minds, and human essences. All these things are wonderful.

Worldviews and religious beliefs are different. They shape an identity from the very core.

Edit: And besides, we are the future. Non-religious people come out of the closet gradually because of the extreme social pressures upon them, but they're coming out. Bill Maher pointed out in Religulous that they already make up a chunk of the US population larger than several powerful lobbyist groups. My example will help them, in the end. If it doesn't work out with her, then I know there's someone like me, wondering if she herself should just give up because the world is apparently so religious that to find someone who fulfills her would be to render herself alone until death. At some point, someone has to have the courage to stand up. There will always be the Hero.

Edit: That's a good fan art...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 12:30:40 am
...I only fall in love after I've established a deep friendship and know someone very, very well.

I can relate to this. By the time me and my "unusual" friend started dating, we were already close friends. Since breaking up and going through a "BS period" as it can best be described, we're closer than before.

I've always wondered if the break-up was caused because we weren't brought together to fall in love with one another.

I have confirmed that people I would like to be with exist. After all, I exist. Others like me exist.

Relationships are never perfect and love is never perfect, because people aren't perfect. Then there's the ever present possibility that you do meet someone that is perfect for you and fall in love with them but they don't fall in love with you back. Life is full of uncertainties, the only certainty you are given in life is that you can choose the path that you think will truly make you happy. And if you think adopting a strict relationship policy will do that, then that is a respectable position.

I just think you should examine the possibility that you will be in for a lot of heartache and you may never find what you are looking for.

*rendered speechless with just how much he relates to this*

(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1188/sephirothandaerisdancinws4.jpg)

Good find, KebreI. Very fitting. *nods*

You are preaching to the choir, here.

Ah, my apologies. I try not to preach at all. (I know you weren't talking to me, but I felt I had to make that clear.)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 14, 2009, 12:33:33 am
Kebrel, any idea who did that fanart? I'm still trying to find more art by the same artist.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Eske on January 14, 2009, 01:46:41 am
Quote from: ZeaLitY
Worldviews and religious beliefs are different. They shape an identity from the very core.

Very true. But I wonder... in what way are you incompatible with an identity shaped from religion? Does the thought of her embracing such ideals anger you on some level? If so, why? Does it just drive you crazy?  You said earlier that you had been discussing it with her for months, but the time for that has passed -- but what is this wall that may keep the relationship from achieving its full potential?  And if you are able to define it, do you think it exists for everyone or just between you two?

I'm learning Korean right now for the military and one of my teachers (sweetest person ever) recently had her first baby and has just returned to work.  She was originally atheistic, but converted to Mormonism because of her husband.     Would you say, from purely your perspective, that she is somehow holding herself back because she's trying to create a harmony between herself and her husband by "giving in" or that she will ultimately be unable to be truly happy with her husband because of their differences?

^ I just thought it was a similar example to your case, only with some future choices.

My point is the same as chrono eric's in that perhaps you are being a little too strict in your criteria.  Of course, it is your right to seek whatever you want, just my two cents. Oh and those questions weren't meant for you to answer here - just something for you to think about.  Good Luck Z   :)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 01:55:06 am
I'm willing to have a relationship still, sure. You guys have it backwards. She is probably going to break the possibility now.

In a nutshell, I don't like religion because it impedes human thought by superseding reason and logic through faith. Add holy wars, sexism, and repression of all kinds in the mix and we've got a nasty beast.

I doubt that she's gone full Mormon. The LDS church requires a commitment that an unbeliever would really have to struggle to put up with. I can't evaluate her situation, but I wouldn't do that. If I were with a religious mate, I wouldn't attend church; we would have an understanding.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 14, 2009, 02:09:18 am
Really? Her? For some reason your description never gave that impression, but then it wasn't much of a description. If your willing and you think she's the one who will break away, then I say go for it give her that chance.



Edit:  ARGG! I had a schedule change and now have a HUGE work load that.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Eske on January 14, 2009, 02:24:31 am
Ah I see, yea I did have it backwards.  So you are willing to tolerate the differences if they don't hamper the relationship but from what you know of her, she might be hesitant to take things to a higher level with someone who doesn't share her certain sense of spirituality.

Well damn.    In my opinion (and from two particular aunts/uncles examples back home), "I believe in many gods" vs "I believe in one god" would be far more incompatible  than:  "I believe in any god" vs "I believe in no god".

If it helps:
My parents are devout Catholics, but I'm pure Atheist.  When I finally found the courage to tell them I made sure I left "room" for their faith to at least be an acceptable presence in my life (I still go to church for xmas because it makes my mother happy etc) and I tried to be somewhat passive to avoid that threatening argumentative nature that I unfortunately see so many atheists carry with them.

Point is, I guess saying "I don't think that view is right for me" is softer and more well received than "I'm sorry, I respect you but... you're wrong."

If you truly respect her views, there is no reason why she absolutely cannot respect yours.  I hope that conversation goes well.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 02:39:16 am
Her dream is also true love, and the achievement is the final step before enlightenment, and the end of the reincarnation cycle. I'm...obviously not on that track...so you can see why she'd want to find her real one true love.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 02:55:39 am
If I weren't flexible, then damnit, I'd date only girls six feet tall or above, because fuck, I've forgotten at 6'7" what it's like to look into a girl's eyes on level with my own. I'd only date girls who are artistically brilliant and in the springtime of youth, and are also constantly exercising to improve their physical condition. I'd only date girls who like the Chrono series or play video games a lot. And maybe I'd only date girls who listen to the same music as I like.

I was under the impression from your descriptions in your posts that it was you that wanted to break it off with her because of incompatibility. I wasn't the only one that got that impression either. If it's her you are worried about and if you are willing to make it work, then I say give her the benefit of the doubt for now and don't worry about it. If it ends in the future, then deal with it then.

Her dream is also true love, and the achievement is the final step before enlightenment, and the end of the reincarnation cycle. I'm...obviously not on that track...so you can see why she'd want to find her real one true love.

So is she a buddhist? So she wants to obtain nirvana/luminous consciousness? And you mentioned earlier that she has a polytheistic worldview as well? Sorry for inquiring, I'm just fascinated by people's religious beliefs.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 03:22:23 am
No Buddhism, no gods, except "God", which is seen as more of a universal force.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 03:39:01 am
No Buddhism, no gods, except "God", which is seen as more of a universal force.

Ah so she's more of a new-agey type of person, eh? What a strange melting pot of beliefs. That was my next question, if she thinks god = something more like the collective unconscious from which all meta-awareness comes from, and that upon freeing oneself from the confines of eternal rebirth they merge once more with that universal consciousness.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 14, 2009, 04:49:34 am
I dare not utter maxims to you, ZeaLity, as some have -- 'you' have naturally been on this earth longer than I, and you have probably heard many of the same ones I have. This is in conjunction with the fact that I am not in a relationship right now, so I may not be in the right mindset to give you advice.

But if you don't mind, and would care to hear my opinion, I have one thing to say. If it is your desire to have her in your life out of the many possible outcomes the future holds, then maybe you should ask her directly if this 'diastem' truly annihilates the possibility of a fulfilling relationship between the two of you. What have you to lose? (if you don't make a move, and if your surmising of her 'cutting it off' first is correct, then you will indeed lose even the possibility) And on the same vein as Eric(is that your name?), views change -- so her views about religion now aren't necessarily permanent.

Then again, if this doesn't apply, feel free not to reply -- I will not be insulted. I care not to tread where I haven't the right.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 04:59:43 am
It's over.

Because of my lack of faith, I'm not a suitable mate. My intelligence, my emotionalism, my empathy, and my true feelings mean nothing.

Most of my teenage and adolescent life has been spent thinking about love and romanticism. The Romantic Age was always my favorite. I cherished every opportunity to learn, and enjoyed exploring my own abilities and desires. I always kept my ideals and my dream.

And now, with someone who as of tonight is probably no longer my best friend; who cared for me in my weaker moments over the last year and allowed me to care for her; whom I could talk for hours with and share eclectic interests and humor; and whom I shared the possibility of an entire future with, wishing only to make her happy, spiritualism and religion have ended a chance to fulfill my highest dream.

Why was I born into a world such as this?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 14, 2009, 05:01:25 am
Sometimes there's nothing better you can do but realize how sucky things are and be thankful that you have gained the experience (& hopefully managed a level up!) from the events and are well enough to move on. It's an easy enough thing to say, "get over it", I know, but that's just how it goes. *shrugs*

Quote from: Kid
I'll abide by this world's rules, and do what I gotta do, despite the rotten hand of cards I've been dealt!

Or, if you wanna go with something darker...

Quote from: Dark Serge
Now, let love bleed! Darker and deeper than the seas of hell!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 14, 2009, 05:21:02 am
It's over.

Because of my lack of faith, I'm not a suitable mate. My intelligence, my emotionalism, my empathy, and my true feelings mean nothing.

Most of my teenage and adolescent life has been spent thinking about love and romanticism. The Romantic Age was always my favorite. I cherished every opportunity to learn, and enjoyed exploring my own abilities and desires. I always kept my ideals and my dream.

And now, with someone who as of tonight is probably no longer my best friend; who cared for me in my weaker moments over the last year and allowed me to care for her; whom I could talk for hours with and share eclectic interests and humor; and whom I shared the possibility of an entire future with, wishing only to make her happy, spiritualism and religion have ended a chance to fulfill my highest dream.

Why was I born into a world such as this?
There is no why. Much like the glass 'half full/half empty', the situation as you put it is too complicated. (a "design factor of two", if you will) Do what you can -- don't worry about what you can't -- to gain and/or protect what you find most important in life. There is nothing more that a person can do in life.

ZeaLity, I feel for your loss, as I went through a similar relationship not too long ago, but in this 'game of life', it's 'shit or get off the can'. (excuse the profanity as my intention is not to patronize)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 05:23:56 am
Thanks, everyone.

(http://msp115.photobucket.com/albums/n288/trunks_7663/normal_vlcsnap-11256981.jpg)

Kid's is definitely my attitude here. It'll just be tough as the old feelings and thought patterns repeat themselves a bit before going away. When you think about someone for a couple hundred days, you get used to it...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 14, 2009, 05:36:46 am
I give you my best regards, ZeaLity. May your situation be resolved, if not in reality, at least in mind with as little anguish as possible. I'm going to bed now; good night.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 08:33:22 am
I give you my best regards, ZeaLity. May your situation be resolved, if not in reality, at least in mind with as little anguish as possible.

I share BROJ's sentiments, quoted above. No pup deserves to suffer, unless the suffering was brought down as the result of something. Then again, most motives render that moot, leaving the fact that no pup deserves to suffer.

(I'd post a pic, but I can't find any that are good enough.)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 14, 2009, 09:00:03 am
Bit late to the party but just to let you know Zeality, that there is hope.  I do not accept religion, my wife comes from a family that does.  She believes in the idea of God, but not in the bible, so that is to say she is not a religious zealot and thinks along the lines that being a "good" person in life is all that you need to do.  Religion and God have never been a source of tension between us.  
As for your situation, the only logical thing that could have been done was tell her what you felt.  If she accepted your ideals, even though they conflicted with hers, then great, things can continue and evolve.  If I understand correctly she did not, which would lead me to believe that even through her IQ of 140, she has the taint of a true religious zealot within, especially if all that she believed in was reincarnation and karma.  How does your non-belief in those ideas affect her path to reincarnation?  Just like most religious folk, reason has no place.  Memories will fade and feelings dull. You'll cross paths with countless women... at least this came to light early on before a serious long term commitment had taken place.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 09:04:57 am
... lots of posts...

Anyway, I hope you feel better inside, Z. Don't worry; there are other girls out there that won't care if you don't believe what they believe.

Personally, I don't know what lies beyond this world. I prefer not to think on it, though. I have a panic attack if I do, you see.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 09:54:07 am
I hate thinking about the future. When I do, I get this weird feeling in my chest and I can't sleep due to inexplicable nightmares.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on January 14, 2009, 10:33:26 am
I wanted to offer a few short comments on the general tone of advice given to ZeaLitY earlier. Here are some relevant quotes:

Quote from: KebreI
I would choose tolerance in favor of my ideal, I know for a some one like fact J esq would probably choose the opposite.

Quote from: chono eric
But on a side note, perhaps you should be a little less strict about what you are looking for in a relationship? If you are too strict, then you may never find happiness.

These are good intentions, but totally beneath the complexities of the real world. This advocacy for undiscerning tolerance, which does not take into account the thing being tolerated, is seriously ill-considered. Not only is such tolerance not virtuous; it is actively demeaning to the person who holds it. In large part, we define ourselves by what we embrace and what we reject, and to what degrees.

The religious question happens to be a very important one to ZeaLitY. He himself already pointed out that he isn't going to reject potential partners if they aren't video game fans or don't exercise every day. He even said that he would still be willing to pursue a relationship with this person, provided she wanted the same, despite the fact that she is spiritual and he is not. The thing that was really gnawing at ZeaLitY all this time was not that she isn't with him on the religion question. What was really gnawing at him was that he felt he was not expressing himself honestly, not representing himself honestly, and that that was poisoning a relationship built upon mutual respect, shared confidence, and the free exchange of ideas.

For many people, the religion (or lack thereof) of one's partner is of less importance than it is to ZeaLitY at this point in his life. Those people would not have needed to do what ZeaLitY did, which was to fire off a revelatory e-mail making clear that his nonreligious views are important to him and that he must be free to express them in any healthy relationship. Others might not have needed to do that, but he did. We each can shape our identity only so much, and only so quickly. Beyond that, we must be who we are...or else suffer the psychological consequences of self-denial.

I didn't see the e-mail he wrote; maybe ZeaLitY was more incendiary than he needed to be. But, however he conducted himself, he was right to make the point that he made to her, because by doing so ZeaLitY was setting himself up in the best possible way: If she were receptive, she would make that clear and the relationship would become more mature. And if she were not receptive, that would be good to know at this point in their relationship, before things became more serious. As it turned out, it sounds like she promptly cut off their relationship...the more painful of the two possible outcomes, but far better than the status quo that would have been maintained had ZeaLitY said nothing.

Those of you who advocate for tolerance without considering the costs and circumstances of it would perhaps have chosen differently than ZeaLitY did. In this case, all it would have gotten you is the continuance of a relationship that you feel is smothering you. This is a hallmark of conventional moral thinking. Tolerance in one's interpersonal relationships can be a great virtue—not least because it accommodates other people in a world where concord and harmony are ever in short supply. Yes, it can be a virtue, but only when it does not require one to become a hypocrite or a liar, as either would undermine not both the relationship and the individual.

I also find it remarkable that when people thought it was ZeaLitY who was considering breaking off the relationship, people here advised him to be more tolerant and thoughtful, but, when it became clear that she was the one who was considering breaking it off, people instead told ZeaLitY to be honest with her about his views, stand back, and wait for her to decide for herself how she wanted to proceed. Indeed, that second set of advice was good. But that's not what they told ZeaLitY in the first place.

The bottom line: Mutual tolerance is always present in a mature relationship. However, so too is personal conviction. And when the two contradict each other, the relationship has to end. It is regrettable, but life is like that sometimes. So say J.


Now, on another topic:

Quote from: Shadow D. Darkman
I hate thinking about the future. When I do, I get this weird feeling in my chest and I can't sleep due to inexplicable nightmares.

That is the sign of a life lived poorly. You should learn who you are and declare your intentions to the world. You'll sleep better...and you'll have something good to think about when you're awake.

Since this is the frustration thread and all, I want to say how frustrating I find it when people make such statements about the future. What an unfortunate way of thinking! It reminds me of the scene at the end of the Tyrano Lair, shortly before the Reptite civilization is destroyed. (Nice metaphor for what it gets you.)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 11:55:13 am
Quote from: Shadow D. Darkman
I hate thinking about the future. When I do, I get this weird feeling in my chest and I can't sleep due to inexplicable nightmares.

That is the sign of a life lived poorly. You should learn who you are and declare your intentions to the world. You'll sleep better...and you'll have something good to think about when you're awake.

Since this is the frustration thread and all, I want to say how frustrating I find it when people make such statements about the future. What an unfortunate way of thinking! It reminds me of the scene at the end of the Tyrano Lair, shortly before the Reptite civilization is destroyed. (Nice metaphor for what it gets you.)

Perhaps lived poorly, but I don't believe I don't have a future. Tomorrow is another day, after all. Perhaps tomorrow will bring something that will allow me to think about the future without suffering from that feeling in my chest and the weird nightmares.

Besides, I have friends and family that will help me into the future.

I guess it comes from the fact that I haven't discovered my purpose yet. I don't know why I'm here, but my gut tells me I'll find out one day.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 14, 2009, 01:00:27 pm
I just remembered, referring to my previous post about my player.  It most likely means that I'll have to put CTDS on hold even longer.  *Sigh*
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 14, 2009, 02:03:54 pm
Damn it J, my post kinda do sound a little mixed up. What I meant, and this is my advice overall not just ZeaLitY's case, if your in a situation that could be remedied with acceptance then accept it. Like I said before don't turn a blind eye don't sacrifice your own convictions just accept that his/hers are different, and if you have or are willing to, then give life together a shot.


Did I mention that this may be just outside of my experience zone? I may sound naive, or idealistic but this is what I've learned so far.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 03:56:05 pm
I don't think my life has been for naught, but thinking about what's beyond this and what the way there will be scares the crap out of me.

Dammit, J! Your post is too long!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 04:18:24 pm
Too bad Zeality. This is a shit, shit world. Get used to it. You'll probably have many similar experiences down the road. But hopefully you'll find what you are looking for in someone someday. After all you seem very optimistic about it.

Personally, I don't know what lies beyond this world. I prefer not to think on it, though. I have a panic attack if I do, you see.

Do you literally have a panic attack or do you just start to worry a lot? The two are two different things.

I guess it comes from the fact that I haven't discovered my purpose yet. I don't know why I'm here, but my gut tells me I'll find out one day.

There's no purpose to life and you have no purpose in being here. You have to make your own purpose, not wait for it to fall into your lap someday. Think of the things you like doing in life and how you could turn that into a career. You don't have to live a life of a corporate zombie like 99% of the population. The old adage "If work was fun they wouldn't call it work" is bullshit. You can find something you like doing and live an enjoyable life.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 04:24:54 pm
I can't breathe, it feels like I'll faint, nothing helps, and I need to run, but there's nowhere to go because it's right around the corner. This feeling is totally unique from other worries I have, like oh-shit-I-didn't-do-my-English-work-and-I-have-English-last-period-but-no-way-to-finish-my-work. This worry scares the shit out of me and often comes in waves after the original thought.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 14, 2009, 04:28:07 pm
Whether or not there is a purpose to life or his life rather is for him to find out, not to be told what is or isn't from any person.

...and you don't have to work in a corporate setting to be a zombie.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 04:36:36 pm
I can't breathe, it feels like I'll faint, nothing helps, and I need to run, but there's nowhere to go because it's right around the corner. This feeling is totally unique from other worries I have, like oh-shit-I-didn't-do-my-English-work-and-I-have-English-last-period-but-no-way-to-finish-my-work. This worry scares the shit out of me and often comes in waves after the original thought.

Do you become acutely aware of your heartbeat, and do you feel as if you are having a heart attack and that you will drop dead any second? Do you have racing thoughts that you can't get under control and think you need immediate medical attention?

@ placidchap - Corporate zombies are just so common, that's why I used the example.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 04:38:29 pm
Sometimes, yes.

Um... gripes... still don't know how to work a microphone. Need one for a school project.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 05:00:47 pm
Sounds like you indeed suffer from a panic disorder then. They are easily manageable with anti-anxiety medication. I'd suggest looking into it if you aren't on any already. It can be a debilitating condition to live with, especially when you get into the working world.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 05:12:31 pm
I try to get by with no medicine, as it's not as bad as some others. It usually happens at night. Are you, like, a psychiatrist or something?

New gripe! Last night, my mother got a 2 liter bottle of orange soda, right? She says, "Shannon, you might want to stick that in the drawer." But I say, "No! That's mean. I'll get some later tonight and let my brother have some." Thing is, I didn't feel like soda last night, so I didn't have any.

This morning! I went downstairs and the bottle of orange soda from last night was sitting pleasantly on the coffee table, completely drained.

Now, what gets me is that my brother didn't even offer any. And he knew I didn't have some because I hadn't opened the bottle. He's a jerk and I hate him.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 14, 2009, 05:15:39 pm
No, but you've probably picked up on the fact that I know a large amount of information about biochemistry and neurology. I went to school for biochemistry and I did neurology and genetics research for several years with a grant from the NIH. I'm familiar with a lot of psychiatric disorders like that. I myself have suffered from a panic attack several times, and it was the worst experience of my entire life. It was caused by a very specific trigger though, and once I knew what caused it, avoiding that trigger prevented any subsequent serious attacks.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on January 14, 2009, 07:06:09 pm
I feel like shit.  Eeewwww.  I fainted before...it was very lame.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 14, 2009, 07:07:37 pm
You okay there, Shee? Careful where you faint -- the Compendium needs much sought-after Temporal Flux event coding skills.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 07:15:22 pm
Ouch, Shee, what went wrong?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on January 14, 2009, 07:25:00 pm
The fainting was actually in August...and once more in '04....

now it's a throat/fever issue.  I'm a clammy sweaty mess and I'm fairly sure that our water gets shut off from 8am-2pm tomorrow. I have a job interview at 3.  Awesome.  I've done NOTHING today except watch ESPN and The Brak Show.  I know it's rough when I can't handle an ep of The Wire (best show ever, btw).  It's...how you say....lame?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 14, 2009, 11:10:33 pm
Z, though I know that my words will not alleviate your pain, know that it shall pass, and that you will come out of it stronger, and free to pursue a woman who does not favor mystical beliefs over true human bonding.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 11:47:04 pm
Thanks again, everyone.

Yes, this may be a horrible world. But:

(http://static.bleachexile.com/manga/naruto/416/05.png)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 11:49:48 pm
What is that guy's name, BTW?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 14, 2009, 11:57:21 pm
Isn't that Konoha's White Fang, aka Kakashi's father, Sakumo?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 14, 2009, 11:58:16 pm
Pretty sure it's the Fourth. That was when Naruto was reading Jiraiya's first book.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 12:04:43 am
Ah, I thought it was one or the other...They look too similar in the manga when they're both younger...V_V
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 12:05:07 am
Who's the guy he defeated?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 12:07:39 am
http://www.onemanga.com/

Read it if you want all the details.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 15, 2009, 05:15:20 am
4chan was yesterday's featured article.

 :picardno
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 08:19:54 am
4chan was yesterday's featured article.

Where, on ED? :? <(???)
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 09:03:06 am
He means Wikipedia.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 10:36:43 am
Huh... I had checked it, but saw no 4chan. I'll look again.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 12:00:18 pm
I checked & it said under recently featured...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 01:50:25 pm
4chan should burn to the ground.

Current gripe is I am exhausted and I don't know why. Like, I can barely keep my eyes open at this point tired. Keep in mind that right now, it's 12:51 in the afternoon. I've been awake since 6:00 in the morning, and that usually doesn't wipe me out. What does that is when I've been awake since midnight and it's five the next morning.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 02:44:24 pm
4chan should burn to the ground.

1u1zkiller is killing 1u1z.

Some of the Internet's best things come from 4chan, specifically /b/.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 03:13:54 pm
4chan should burn to the ground.

1u1zkiller is killing 1u1z.

Some of the Internet's best things come from 4chan, specifically /b/.

You completely misunderstand the point of /b/, and anonymous in general to the point of me cringing at my monitor.

Besides, /v/, /fit/, /a/, and 420chan.org have much more interesting posters, memes, threads, boards, etc.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on January 15, 2009, 03:16:23 pm
I still feel like poo.  Just less like poo.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 04:07:58 pm
... /b/? Educate me, please. I'm unfamiliar with 4chan's savagery.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 04:17:40 pm
pro-israeli
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:07:06 pm
... /b/? Educate me, please. I'm unfamiliar with 4chan's savagery.

I seriously wish I could, but that would be breaking Rules 1 and 2.

And, in response to your PM, I don't go out of my way to make fun of people, least of all you, since given how bitchy you get, you wouldn't be worth it either way. Most of my jokes I guess are just misinterpreted. Some of your posts I've read were pretty good, and inspired some of the jokes in my replies.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 06:12:57 pm
The purpose of a PM is to keep it out of the public forum.  So if someone talks to you in a PM, answer in a PM.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 06:17:56 pm
4chan is tolerable, there pretty much the scum for the most part. /b/ is a section in 4chan dubbed "random" if they were to vanish then 4chan would be just a 18+ image board, not a homegrown cyber terrorist cell.


I don't care...the rules are occasional funny but mostly just fucking retarded.



Annoying me right now, my replacement class is on globalization, and we (by we I mean the class and I was just :picardno ) spent the whole 110minutes talking about money is a useless and evil trade, to the ideal society being "tribal based villages", praising Obama as the second coming he's a fine president I just preferred McCain but people please, and then gun laws and bashing on the NRA.  
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 15, 2009, 06:18:59 pm
... /b/? Educate me, please. I'm unfamiliar with 4chan's savagery.

/b is 4chan's Random board. It has no rules other then a ban on blatently illegal content (which still shows up occassionally) and many of the funny/irritating 4chan memes came from there.

And to Placidchap, Shadow can't reply with a PM. With the Fail ranking he has he cannot send PM's, only recieve them (and he's limited to 3 recieved ones if I remember correctly).
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:19:59 pm
I can't do that, Chap.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 06:20:12 pm
Don't think he can send PMs, but at least I tried.

Well, let's keep a /b out of here, eh? That sounds NOT fun. Like most of Gaia, except multiplied by the square root of infinity.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:28:28 pm
/b is 4chan's Random board. It has no rules other then a ban on blatently illegal content (which still shows up occassionally) and many of the funny/irritating 4chan memes came from there.

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/862/batrulesfwversionir5.png)

I am Batman and Zerg is Robin.

:picardno

I feel dirty.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 15, 2009, 06:33:53 pm
/b is 4chan's Random board. It has no rules other then a ban on blatently illegal content (which still shows up occassionally) and many of the funny/irritating 4chan memes came from there.

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/862/batrulesfwversionir5.png)

I am Batman and Zerg is Robin.

:picardno

I feel dirty.

This is exactly why you still have your FAIL rank.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:43:42 pm
No, I felt dirty b/c I'd get pissed whenever someone cited Rules 1 and 2, and now here I am doing the same damn thing...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 06:46:50 pm
I think he was just talking about that post in general, Shad.

Current gripe is I suddenly feel like I'm going to barf. Fun, eh?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 15, 2009, 06:50:04 pm
You will observe that I've censored that image, Shadow. I find your unfortunate homophobia disturbing, not because of a single post, but rather a theme that has run through several of your posts. Please take it elsewhere; a man who's confident in his own skin shouldn't feel the need to prove his heterosexuality through bigoted epithets.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:56:43 pm
Oh, I didn't mean it word-for-word, Faust. It was just an image of someone (in this case Batman) citing Rules 1 and 2. TBH, I'm not a homophobe. I mean, one of the girls I know is a lesbian, and she and I are good friends.

Black-barring or editing it to use a less offensive name would have been much appreciated.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 15, 2009, 07:03:10 pm
Yes you're only homophobic when they try to hit on you.  :?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 15, 2009, 07:10:40 pm
Shadow, I re-edited the image so it would still hold its original meaning. My apologies for snapping at you, but that word and the "N" word produce strong reactions from me, and probably from a lot of Compendium folks.

Quote from: Chrono Eric
Yes you're only homophobic when they try to hit on you.
It's a common reaction, and I don't really blame Shadow for it -- I was like that in my youth too, but then found out gays were a-okay when I learned Gandalf was gay. I.e., Sir Ian McKellan. I had the hugest amount of respect for him after his brilliant performance in Lord of the Rings, and when I felt the compulsion to let his homosexuality change my view of him, I realized how ridiculous it was. I think it's actually an incredibly important social function for celebrities to come out of the closet. It worked in my case, anyway.

I've been casually called "honey" by a few guys, and it didn't really bother me once I matured. When you respond with a normal, "Hey, what's up, man?" and keep walking, that's often surprisingly enough to get the message across.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 15, 2009, 07:13:48 pm
Yes, sometimes I forget that some people are younger - apologies Shadow  :D. I was just attempting to point out the apparent hypocrisy of saying "I'm not homophobic" but then when you are getting hit on using the words "fruit" and "faggot" to describe the person hitting on you and being angry at him, instead of just saying "no thanks man, I'm not into dudes". But Faust is right, it is a kneejerk response when one is younger.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 07:14:47 pm
I've actually been asked if I'm a lesbian. I'm not. But I don't think I've been hit on by a person who's into that. I do know a gay guy (he's REALLY fun to hang around with, actually) and I don't freak out about it.

Current gripe is that my nausea has progressed to the point where I feel I need to go get a bucket.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 15, 2009, 07:28:10 pm
teaflower, please give us a detailed report when you're finished. :D 

Or maybe not. Hope you're okay there -- there's salmonella in peanut butter nowadays. Deep breathing and fresh air sometimes helps, but then again it's probably -10 degrees outside where half of us are.

Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 07:35:55 pm
Yeah, it's pretty damn cold out there.

The nausea has eased up a bit. I jumped around a bit. But it's still there. I'm going to go get some water later. And remove this sweater and potentially these jeans. Don't worry, I'll put my pajamas on. As fun as it sounds, I don't want to run around in my undies.

I'm doing as much as I can right about now. I've taken some medicine (Yay, Pepto Bismal!) and am taking it easy, but... eh. Part of me wants to puke my brains out so that I won't be in school tomorrow, but the other part says that no matter how much staying at home is, it's no fun when you're preoccupied with barfing.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 07:36:02 pm
I seriously wish I could, but that would be breaking Rules 1 and 2.

Rules 1 & 2 only apply to raids. Don't be a rulefag.

I would try to explain to the others about how 4chan actually does have intelligent people browsing and posting in it's boards, and Anonymous is moreso to blame for the "Cyber Terrorism", but I'm afraid Shadow's already dragged the topic so far down it can't be brought back to the surface.

BY DA WAY SHADEY, I LIKE GUYS AND I FOUND THAT VERY OFFENSIVE HURR DURR.

Fact: Tact is bisexual.

Fact: Tact hypocritically drops the Eff-Ay-Gee word all the time, along with everything you'd find in the vocabulary of an angry drunken sailor, but treats the word with the same meaning as "Idiot" or others like it.

Super Fact: Tact does not support homophobia.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 07:40:27 pm
Ooh! Ooh! Good chance for realism! I recently decided that Sinclair is bi, but I don't know how to write bi. Never mind bi guys. Um... help, TacT?

I don't care what people do to each other in bed, and who or what they do it with. So long as you don't go into detail, I'm fine. And that goes for both straight relationships and gay ones.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 08:03:21 pm
My apologies for snapping at you, but that word and the "N" word produce strong reactions from me, and probably from a lot of Compendium folks.

S'alright.

Quote from: Chrono Eric
Yes you're only homophobic when they try to hit on you.

It's a common reaction, and I don't really blame Shadow for it -- I was like that in my youth too, but then found out gays were a-okay when I learned Gandalf was gay. I.e., Sir Ian McKellan. I had the hugest amount of respect for him after his brilliant performance in Lord of the Rings, and when I felt the compulsion to let his homosexuality change my view of him, I realized how ridiculous it was. I think it's actually an incredibly important social function for celebrities to come out of the closet. It worked in my case, anyway.

I found out Elton John was gay, and still I love his music. Probably not gonna surprise anyone with this, but my favorite of all his songs was Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Me and my close friend (yes the one who was also betrayed by Darkwolf) considered it our song when we were together.

Fact: Tact is bisexual.

As long as you don't hit on me, Tact, I honestly don't give a shit if you're bi or if you're flat-out gay. You're a good man.

Fact: Shadow does his best to learn the Rules Of The Internet so that he doesn't get called a Fruity Flower (don't like using Eff-Ay-Gee myself). Currently struggling, but will learn in time.

Fact: Despite being a straight guy, Shadow really is friends with a lesbian, and they really do get along well.

Super Fact: Shadow condemns homophobia more than he condemns any other form of prejudice.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 08:11:27 pm
... that thing about you and your close friend being together and even having a song (especially a sappy song such as that) could be seen SO MANY WAYS...

I do feel a little better now, actually. Yay and nay at the same time. Also, Shadow? One of your quotes is messed up.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 08:12:50 pm
I noticed. I fixed it.

And my close friend is a girl, just FYI.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 08:16:31 pm
Aaah.

Still.

Uh... current gripe... um... actually, there is none.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 08:19:36 pm
Gripe: Have to write a speech on the topic "This I Believe" which for me is easier said than done. The belief I'm writing on is my belief in tolerance and acceptance. Having trouble finding what to write.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 15, 2009, 08:23:26 pm
Gripe: I WANT TO GO HOME!!!! GRAAAH!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 15, 2009, 08:43:36 pm
Gripe: An 8 episode (possible) final season of Scrubs is a travesty! o.o four more episodes and it may be over... I don't mind a show ending while it's still good but a full season would have been a much better sendoff.

Assuming it does end, as there are talking of it continuing. But with J.D. and Carla definitely leaving the show it won't be the same even if they do continue.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: chrono eric on January 15, 2009, 08:45:46 pm
That would be pointless, the show would have jumped the proverbial shark.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Zergplex on January 15, 2009, 08:53:00 pm
That would be pointless, the show would have jumped the proverbial shark.

Are you talking about the show having a 'full' eighth season instead of 8 episodes or were you talking about J.D. and Carla leaving the show and it continuing?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 09:13:53 pm
i condemn fat people.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 15, 2009, 09:15:05 pm
I am a fat person, jerk.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 09:19:13 pm
I wish I could be fatter. I'm so skinny I could floss my teeth with my waistline.


... Ouch.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 09:19:50 pm
meh heh heh.  but seriously...i do not care for obese folk.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 09:54:47 pm
Some of the Internet's best things come from 4chan, specifically /b/.

Alright, I always thought it was the case, and now I know it for the truth it is...The reason behind Shadow is simply the fact that he has a HORRIBLE sense of humor! It feels good to finally have solid proof.

Now, as for 4chan itself, I think the Compendium should ignore it like the plague (you're supposed to ignore the plague, right?)...Discard discussions to the DBT along with GameFAQs character poll discussions.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 10:40:19 pm
.            .            .

:picardno

I have a DIFFERENT sense of humor, thank you! As for the plague, you cure it. However, good luck curing Anonymous. Get any breakthroughs you let me know. I'm kinda sore at them for Trisha Aurora and Chris Highwind.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on January 15, 2009, 10:48:16 pm
Quote from: placidchap
meh heh heh. but seriously...i do not care for obese folk.

Yeah, that frustrates me too. No, not fat people. The people who bash fat people, and equate fatness with every character flaw they can think of. They cast these aspersions with no factual justification and no understanding of the harm their actions cause.

People's lives get ruined this way, you know. Far more damaging to their quality of life than any direct health risk caused by being fat (itself a debatable topic), is the damage caused by bigotry from others, rejection by society at large, and the personal neuroses that develop as a consequence of the stigma.

Waistline is a measure of circumference, not character. Fat-bashing is obscene.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 15, 2009, 11:07:57 pm
I'm not kidding. I'm fat. I live my life how I want to, not by some screwed up code of popularity that tells me I have to be Skinny. I am not obese, however. I'm not the perfect image of skinny either. I'd rather be fat and enjoy myself than force myself to throw up and gain a mediacal disorder. Actually, my fatness is more of a genetic thing...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 15, 2009, 11:21:06 pm
It's actually worse to be underweight than overweight.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 11:43:11 pm
Fat-bashing is obscene.

What about Obese-bashing?  I couldn't tell from your post if you categorize fat and obese under "Fat-bashing"?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: FaustWolf on January 15, 2009, 11:50:00 pm
What we have to keep in mind, placid, is that sometimes people have hormonal imbalances that literally lock them into overweight-ness or even obesity. Therefore, categorically disliking obese people is tantamount to blaming at least some of them for factors that they have no real control over. That's the way I see it, anyway.

It's fine to dislike the choices people make, but there's inherent meanness in disliking people for circumstances built into their DNA.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 15, 2009, 11:52:57 pm
My parents are fat. My grandparents are fat. My Great- Grandparents were fat. And I. Am Fat. Please don't hate me, but this is royally pissing me off.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 11:54:14 pm
I'd have to agree with you there Faust.  I shall modify my previous statement to reflect that I do not care for those who are obese and "choose" to do so.

And to Nerd, I don't have a problem with "fat" people.  I prefer it actually, especially over being underweight,
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 11:57:36 pm
It's actually worse to be underweight than overweight.

God forbid people should find a middle-ground for their body types.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 15, 2009, 11:57:49 pm
Then Don't post "I condemn fat people" next time, OK?
Jesus. It would be like me saying "I Condemn Religion and everyone who has one" and then after some people got pissed I would say "Oh no, I just hate satanists."
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 12:02:36 am
I do condemn religion as a matter of fact.

But I apologize for the fat comment.  My dry humour does not translate very well to the internet, especially when I do not use things such as "/sarcasm" or what have you.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on January 16, 2009, 12:07:26 am
I do condemn religion as a matter of fact.

Do you need a /sarcasm there?  Condemn is such a strong word.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 12:16:41 am
"I condemn fat people" was an /absurdity that was mocking Shadow's absurd claim in his "Super Fact" on the previous page

as for religion...not a fan.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 16, 2009, 12:18:04 am
Quote
It's actually worse to be underweight than overweight.

Well fuck.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shee on January 16, 2009, 01:23:25 am
To each their own.  yea I missed the part where eight became an issue in this thread.

But you know what really grinds my gears?  Bags of chips are getting worse I think.  THere's seriously like 3 chips in there!  I want my 65 cents back...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Daniel Krispin on January 16, 2009, 01:57:49 am
I wish I could be fatter. I'm so skinny I could floss my teeth with my waistline.


... Ouch.

I'm with ya on that one. Also a bloody genetic thing. 6'1 and a mere 140lb. Argh. Heh.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on January 16, 2009, 02:00:24 am
Quote from: placidchap
What about Obese-bashing? I couldn't tell from your post if you categorize fat and obese under "Fat-bashing"?

When used to demean people, “fat” and “obese” are interchangeable. Bigots use both of these words pejoratively, and they do so almost independently of the victim's actual degree of fatness. Consequently, they can be just as mean to someone who is not technically overweight at all as they can to someone who weighs six hundred pounds.

The victim's actual degree of fatness doesn't matter. It's prejudice, all the same. Which brings me to this:

Quote from: placidchap
I'd have to agree with you there Faust. I shall modify my previous statement to reflect that I do not care for those who are obese and "choose" to do so.

I see you are trying to rationalize your bigotry by focusing more narrowly on extreme and willful fatness rather than fatness generally. No dice. You will have to be even more narrow in your construction to escape the realm of bigotry and pass into the space of reasonable preferences.

I will save you the trouble of figuring it out for yourself and give you the answer: Choosing to be fat, by itself, is not a character flaw. Neither is degree of fatness, nor the combination of choice and degree. This is because people may choose to be fat, or they may be very fat, or they may choose to be very fat, all within reasonable foundations. There are any number of legitimate reasons for people to be fat at their discretion. Because this is possible, it becomes impossible to make a general statement such as “I do not care for those who are obese and 'choose' to do so” without bigotry.

Only when the specific reasons in question are brought to light does it become possible to disparage a person for their fat without being bigoted about it—and, in that case, you're not really disparaging their fat anymore. You're disparaging their logic or their temperament. Indeed, fat itself is undisparagable, at any degree.

Recognizing that one's starting premise is faulty is the major obstacle for the bigot. In your case, you need to realize that there is nothing wrong with fat people per se. Body fat is what it is. At most, personality flaws, biological diseases, or social pressures can lead a person to undesired or inappropriate fatness, in which case you should disparage those factors and not the fatness, which in such instances is symptomatic rather than representative.

There is no “wrong” weight, low or high. The only thing that can be wrong is the “why” of it. If it's greed or sloth or lack of self-respect or lack of self-discipline that you're thinking of when you condemn a fat person, be adult about it and look beneath the surface.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 16, 2009, 02:04:16 am
I wish I could be fatter. I'm so skinny I could floss my teeth with my waistline.


... Ouch.

I'm with ya on that one. Also a bloody genetic thing. 6'1 and a mere 140lb. Argh. Heh.

5'11'' and I weigh between 115 and 130.

I fluctuate too much.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 16, 2009, 03:03:29 am
There is no “wrong” weight, low or high. The only thing that can be wrong is the “why” of it. If it's greed or sloth or lack of self-respect or lack of self-discipline that you're thinking of when you condemn a fat person, be adult about it and look beneath the surface.

What would you consider a "good" reason to be fat?
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: nightmare975 on January 16, 2009, 03:37:32 am
There is no “wrong” weight, low or high. The only thing that can be wrong is the “why” of it. If it's greed or sloth or lack of self-respect or lack of self-discipline that you're thinking of when you condemn a fat person, be adult about it and look beneath the surface.

What would you consider a "good" reason to be fat?

Don't freeze in the Winter.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: BROJ on January 16, 2009, 03:58:35 am
There is no “wrong” weight, low or high. The only thing that can be wrong is the “why” of it. If it's greed or sloth or lack of self-respect or lack of self-discipline that you're thinking of when you condemn a fat person, be adult about it and look beneath the surface.

What would you consider a "good" reason to be fat?
While you're not addressing me, there, like J said, could be any number of logical reasons. For instance, for work -- impact resistance and weight per se(see Newton's three laws of motion) are quite necessary for some jobs. Like nightmare said, warmth. Strength is another one. Try fighting off a heavy person in close quarters. Honestly, I could go on ad infinitum, but that question was obviously weighted against fat people. I hope this isn't how you judge people on a regular basis. :( And before you judge me, I'm not fat.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on January 16, 2009, 07:53:49 am
Quote from: Radical_Dreamer
What would you consider a "good" reason to be fat?

I'll give you several.

Liking to eat is a good reason. Food is one of the most basic sources of pleasure. Both the rituals and sensualities of its consumption are the potential source of much satisfaction and pastime in life. It can lead to fatness, though, because over time our caloric needs have gone down (due to a reduced need for hard work in our everyday lives) even as food has become more abundant and delicious. Someone who likes to eat may be ambivalent toward the whole fat angle, but with the proper sense of perspective can learn to accept and even appreciate it. For instance, the health risks of being fat are overstated, society is slowly beginning to confront the prejudice which makes fatness so heavily stigmatized, and few individuals have a practical need for the extreme degree of physical fitness that fatness would inherently preclude.

The sensuality of fatness is another good reason—perhaps the best of all the reasons I have considered. The human body is intensely sensual, something that tends to be overlooked in our contradictorily hypersexed-yet-puritanical society. In between religious deprivation and overt sexuality, there are the myriad pleasures of the human body. The physical presence of body fat is the source for an entire group of these sensualities. The way that body fat feels, both by itself and in contrast; the way that it moves when the body is in motion; the heaviness and envelopingness of it; the continuous tug that it has, in a variety of natural positions; the feeling of fullness and vastness; all of these and more are great opportunities for awareness and appreciation of one's own body. Another whole group of sensualities relates back to the pleasures of eating and satiety, this time in contrast to their cumulative effect on the body in the form of adiposity.

Sex is another good reason to be fat. Both as a physical preference in oneself and/or one's partner, and as a fetish source, where applicable, fatness can play a central role in one's sexuality. That's no surprise, as eating and procreating are perhaps the two most fundamental actions an organism can undertake. It makes sense that they would go well together. Evolutionarily, fat has been used to great effect in both sexes for the enhancement of people's physical presence. Usually this fat was limited in quantity due to population dynamics, and so the excess of fat was not so common a thing in people until recently, but, when a mind latches on to fatness as an expression of sexuality, then it is natural for that person to find attractiveness in weights (for themselves and/or their partner(s)) that are higher or much higher than optimum.

Aesthetics is another good reason. The artistic inspirations of the human body are abundant and evident in every society both past and present. Far from there being only one body shape that can trigger these inspirations, all achievable human forms have aesthetic value and can provoke artistic exploration. Artistic preferences are difficult to explain; for instance, I like arches, and domes, and Ionian columns, what with their fluted shafts and scrolling capitals, and it would take me some effort to try and explain why I have these preferences, because I do not fully understand it myself. In exactly the same way, some people may simply be more “at home” aesthetically with fatter bodies than thinner ones. This becomes especially significant when you remember that the human body itself is one of the original media of expression.

Wellbeing is a good reason. Many fat people express considerable relief and satisfaction at their weight once they come to accept it. A common refrain is that these people feel as though their bodies are “stable” or “comfortable” or “happy” at whatever weight they specify. Some have even used the word “healthy.” One thing is for sure: Mentally, it's a lot healthier to accept where one's body is at than to self-loathe So, even if a person has no independent desire to be fat, if they feel as though their bodies are predisposed to a certain weight range, and cannot easily change their weight, then being fat and accepting that can be a sign of emotional maturity—another good reason to be fat.

Intellectuality can also provide good reason for being fat. If one associates fatness with positive and/or expressive qualities, then being fat becomes symbolic. Popularly, fat is associated only with negative qualities, and therefore people shy away from embracing fatness and even feel revulsion toward it. However, the same logic applies in the other direction. If fatness came to symbolize positive qualities, people would feel drawn to it.

Here's a provocative one: Health. This may seem counterintuitive, given the conventional wisdom that being fat will kill you in about twelve minutes, but fatness up to a point may provide a health benefit in some or most people. In my ever-vigilant battle to promote fat acceptance in society, I have learned not only that popular opinion greatly overstates or fabricates the health risks of fat, but completely ignores the health benefits or potential health benefits. I won't get into this one, because frankly I don't expect anyone to believe me unless I print a bibliography, and it's too late in the day for that. Still, for what it's worth, I consider it a good reason.

Naturally, these reasons are not simultaneously applicable to everyone all the time, but they do not need to be universally applicable in order to be “good” reasons. They simply need to be well-grounded in reasons of the betterment or exploration of, or indulgence in, the human condition—which I think I have shown. Also, they need to be utilizable without causing undue collateral harm to other individuals or to society at large. We could make hay about that the “harm” angle—I've had that argument countless times. People who think they are very clever come up with claims such as “obesity makes you sick and that drains the economy,” or “obese people weigh more and move under their own power less, increasing petrol consumption,” but, in every case I have confronted, it turns out that the claim is variously unsubstantiated, oversimplified, or plainly wrong, leaving the antagonist with far weaker claims that easily fall within the realm of creature comforts or self-determination. Meanwhile, there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the good reasons for being fat which I mentioned above, and others that I did not, constitute strong arguments in their own rights in favor of individuals embracing fatness in themselves and/or others at their discretion.

Here is a final point that I know you will be able to appreciate, RD: When a society gets hung up on something, people tend to vastly exaggerate the subject and all its elements, usually with a specific direction of bias (or directions, in the plural, when there are factions involved). I think society is outright neurotic when it comes to body fat, far in excess of what a reasonable discourse would invite. The fact that somebody could waltz into this thread and say that they don't care for fat people—a patently ridiculous and hurtful statement, yet offered almost blithely and with utter obliviousness as to its deleteriousness—or that somebody else could make a defense of fatness followed by the completely unnecessary disclaimer that they themselves are not fat—are two more pieces of evidence in a long-overflowed and drowned cup that we spend far more time and energy inflating this subject in our minds and in our public discourse, well out of proportion and beyond all sense.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 16, 2009, 09:04:49 am
Most of those reasons don't sound like they're specific for fatness...some even seem a bit forced...but w/e...Just stay within your BMI, don't sweat on me & try to keep your tears out of your food and I think we can all get along. :lol:
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 09:05:25 am
I may be a bigot for one reason or another but who isn’t?  You certainly are towards people that you consider intellectually lesser than yourself or at least that is the impression I have gotten from you after reading a handful of your posts.  

Fat and obese may be used interchangeably, but what one defines as “fat” or “obese” differs greatly.  Judging by your …thoughtful response, you consider a fat person to be anyone that is above their “suggested” weight for their height.  I consider a fat person to be one who could find themselves on “The Biggest Loser”.  I consider people who are up to a “moderate” level above their “suggested” weight to be healthy, not fat.  Remember that as you read the rest of this post.  I believe this is the range you are referring to when you mention wellbeing, sex, aesthetics, health, etc.  I do not believe these people are fat or should be considered fat, as you do.  I think people in that range are living in optimum conditions for the potential of good health and should be labelled “healthy” in that respect.  But even you say “up to a point”.  People who are past that “point” and people who strive to be a twig are negatively affecting themselves and those around them.   Children with fat parents are more likely to be fat.  People who are friends with “thin” people may want to fit in and be “thin” (That normally applies to females).  Neither of these situations are desirable as they have both individual and residual negative psychological and physical effects.

Fat people and thin people should have negative connotations to them to help deter that lifestyle.  What needs to change is the definition of what is considered fat and thin.  Fat should describe people such as those on “The Biggest Loser” and thin would describe those who starve themselves to lose weight, such as those who are “Pro-Ana” or bulimic.  Those who are not fat or thin are simply healthy, at least in respect to weight.  The term “healthy” certainly does not and will not have a negative connotation.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: V_Translanka on January 16, 2009, 10:32:21 am
What a strange subject for this thread to go off on...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 16, 2009, 10:51:57 am
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Anyways, I have no religion anymore after realizing how religion was made for it's time- for example, the Jewish Kosher was introduced at the time as people were dieing making certain foods together. Some smart people wrote a book saying " It's against our faith, don't do it." As people apparetly care more about faith than health, everyone stopped. I myself was Jewish, Buddist and at one point Greek until I realized this. Now I'm waiting for something I NEED to jump on the Religion bandwagon. Religion doesn't control my life, I control my religion.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: justin3009 on January 16, 2009, 10:55:01 am
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I wish I could be fatter. I'm so skinny I could floss my teeth with my waistline.
- Yea, I believe I'm pretty close to that as well :|

5'8 104 lbls
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 10:56:22 am
"Greek" isn't a religion...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: HyperNerd on January 16, 2009, 10:57:39 am
It's a dead one. Whatever the name is, I was in a hurry when posting....
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Lord J Esq on January 16, 2009, 11:34:18 am
Quote from: placidchap
I may be a bigot for one reason or another but who isn’t? You certainly are towards people that you consider intellectually lesser than yourself or at least that is the impression I have gotten from you after reading a handful of your posts.

Having a strong opinion—which I certainly do on those matters where I put up an argument—is not the same as bigotry, nor even close. Nor is judging people—and I will admit that I do judge people sometimes, and not always favorably—an inherently bigoted act.

Bigotry is a harsher form of prejudice, and prejudice is another word for “prejudgment,” or, in other words, making assumptions of members of a group without due evidence. The closest I come to bigotry is my attitude toward the people of the South. I know enough about Southern culture to reject it thoroughly, but I allow that being a Southerner does not inherently bind one to the worst elements of Southern culture, and that is an important difference. Even so, I have to remind myself of that sometimes. Like you said, we all have our predilections to be uncouth. Well, you didn't say that, but I'm saying it now.

On other occasions, such as with my dismissal of religious faith, it is true that a great number of pepole are included in my statements, but the actual points in dispute are very narrow and easily argued, thus far removing it from the realm of potential bigotry. Indeed, I am undoubtedly among the least bigoted people that you will ever meet. That may not be conspicuous, due to my willingness to be confrontational and judgmental, but your failure to understand the distinction between those and bigotry does not change the underlying truth.

In any case, your argument excusing your bigotry on the grounds that other people are also bigots is fallacious and therefore inadmissible.

Quote from: placidchap
Fat and obese may be used interchangeably, but what one defines as “fat” or “obese” differs greatly.

The scientific distinctions are not relevant. Few people take them into consideration when bashing fat people. That you are doing so now is a red herring, also fallacious, and therefore bogus, because it does not actually address your bigotry against fat people; it merely narrows the pool of your victims. Let's go through the motions here:

Quote from: placidchap
I consider a fat person to be one who could find themselves on “The Biggest Loser”. I consider people who are up to a “moderate” level above their “suggested” weight to be healthy, not fat.

Your considerations on this measurement are arbitrary and irrelevant. Arbitrary, because you have no way of defining a clear cutoff between “healthy” and “fat.” Irrelevant, because the axis you have defined is absurd. The two are not mutually exclusive, and they are certainly not antitheses. You still do not seem to realize that your entire logic is, as it has been, reliant upon the errant premise that fat people are flawed. Here, in going so far as to set “healthy” and “fat” up as antonyms, you are evidently oblivious to the bigotry inherent in such a model.

You are, and have been, arguing that being fat—however you wish to define it—is a character flaw. You have since tightened your argument to explain that, actually, what you meant all this time is not that you “don't care for fat people,” but that you are concerned for fat people's health and for their impact on society. Either you are lying, either to yourself or to me, or you are speaking out of considerable ignorance, because I have done my homework over the years as to the extent to which medical literature supports the theory that fat is a cause of each of the numerous diseases for which it is blamed, and the literature is far more inconclusive and conflicted than the assertions of the bigots are. The economic claim is even more tenuous, to the point of being completely indefensible based upon present data.

Nay, what you are doing is engaging in a universal defense tactic among anti-fat bigots when they are challenged in their attacks, because they inevitably perceive the health argument (and to a lesser extent the economic argument) to be the easiest line of rationalization.

Quote from: placidchap
Remember that as you read the rest of this post. I believe this is the range you are referring to when you mention wellbeing, sex, aesthetics, health, etc.

No. Wrong again. You shall have no cake at this rate. I include all fat people, up to any weight, with the single exception of health. It is a narrow exception that does not apply to most people. I will explain presently:

Because body fat presents an additional load on the heart and lungs, directly and continuously, there has to be a limit to how large that load can become before the system supporting it begins to fail. That limit is different for every person, but generally speaking it does not independently occur except at very high weights. Even then, there are remedies and accommodations. This is the only unambiguous direct causal relationship between body fat and disease.

Regardless, the fact that health can only be a good reason to be fat up to a point does not place similar restrictions on the other reasons, which can accommodate people at all weights.

Quote from: placidchap
Children with fat parents are more likely to be fat. People who are friends with “thin” people may want to fit in and be “thin” (That normally applies to females). Neither of these situations are desirable as they have both individual and residual negative psychological and physical effects.

The physical effects are ambiguous as already discussed. The psychological effects have nothing to do with the fat itself: They have everything to do with pretentious pricks who ostracize and demean them, and a society that ruthlessly undermines them.

Very frustrating indeed. Despite all my efforts, I have not gotten through to you.

Quote from: V_translanka
Most of those reasons don't sound like they're specific for fatness...some even seem a bit forced...but w/e...Just stay within your BMI, don't sweat on me & try to keep your tears out of your food and I think we can all get along.

Well, I'll give you that: Most of what I discussed earlier are not specific to fatness. That doesn't pertain to the issue, though. As for them being “forced” reasons, I doubt it. If you search our culture, you will find that everything I discussed is central to the human condition.

As for your second bit, I think that is callous of you. BMI is an absurdity, undermined even by the schizoid medical literature available to date. Sweatiness is yet another stereotype placed upon fat people, and in any case people don't seem to have a problem with sweatiness in other circumstances, so I don't see why they're suddenly in such a tiff if a fat person sweats. It's the same sweat; it's not going to sap your mana. And the part about keeping one's tears out of one's own food...I don't understand that one! But I don't imagine it's a flattering idea. Care to explain?

Quote from: V_translanka
What a strange subject for this thread to go off on...

You know how it can be when I take up one of my crusades. And in this case it wasn't even just me. Placidchap also managed to offend a Compendiumite.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: teaflower on January 16, 2009, 11:44:31 am
... geez, how'd this get into a discussion about weight?

I have no clue how tall or how heavy I am, but I do know that I am technically overweight. And you know what? I don't care. Should I eat better things than what I currently eat? Yes. Am I getting enough exercise? Most likely not. But you know what? Am I eating better than some? Yes. Am I running around and getting at least something into my exercise routine? Yes.

Generally, my family does have a history of weight problems. My father has diabetes and high cholesterol and is rather rotund (his tummy is weird; it's not squishy like my mom or brothers, but all hard and stuff), my brother routinely overeats (especially when he's angry), my mother is rotund (although she can't get much in the way of exercise due to heart conditions and doesn't digest veggies well), my sister has her own problems, and I'm a little chubby. I don't think being the way I am is just due to the fact that I'm not doing all I should be doing.

Honestly, some of the kids I see at school are just scary. Their legs are like toothpicks and they'll break any second. And I see this more than I should. Evil-emo-bitch-ex-best-friend is one of those people, as is bossy-annoying-spoiled-rotten-Hispanic-girl. However, BASRHG has a younger/older sister who is, like, BYUGE. Yes, I did just type byuge. It's a word now.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 16, 2009, 11:52:28 am
I just realized I have that wierd thing where you're skinny but you still jiggle. I think a diet would somehow invert my width to the negatives, so I gues I'll start working out again...
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 16, 2009, 12:08:09 pm
Gripe: Today I didn't sit my First/Second Period Exams (out of four, Third/Fourth are on Tuesday) b/c my Second Period Exam is Public Speaking and I had to have a speech-and-visual ready for the topic "This I Believe". The excuse for my school is probably gonna be that I'm ill. I've been in bed for a while with an electric blanket b/c of how cold it is at night and I feel warm, but not really ill. The fact that I feel warm and have a runny nose might help my case.

The thing is, IDK when my make-up Exams for First/Second Period are. I plan to check the Exam schedule ASAP.
Title: Re: The $%*! frustration thread
Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 01:37:40 pm
In any case, your argument excusing your bigotry on the grounds that other people are also bigots is fallacious and therefore inadmissible.

That statement was merely a lead in to say that you have bigoted tendencies as well, not to excuse my own comments.

Your considerations on this measurement are arbitrary and irrelevant. Arbitrary, because you have no way of defining a clear cut off between “healthy” and “fat.” Irrelevant, because the axis you have defined is absurd. The two are not mutually exclusive, and they are certainly not antitheses. You still do not seem to realize that your entire logic is, as it has been, reliant upon the errant premise that fat people are flawed. Here, in going so far as to set “healthy” and “fat” up as antonyms, you are evidently oblivious to the bigotry inherent in such a model.

I am not trying to excuse my bigotry, or even deny it, towards fat people.  My view is arbitrary, so what?  Are you able to define a clear cut off?  Is a doctor or the government?  I don’t think so.  Are you to tell me that I can’t think of a 400 pound person as fat?  Of course my view is arbitrary; who is in a position to make a clear cut off on this topic?   Considering the sheer number of variables when it comes to humans, I don’t think anyone is qualified to make such a claim.  Even if someone did, the cut off would be some arbitrary number designed by what scientists/doctors/agency feel is right.  Existing guidelines have already proved to be inadequate.
My defined axis is relevant to point out where I stand on who I define as fat, as different people define what weight makes a person “fat”.  It is all arbitrary. 
Saying that they are not mutually exclusive leads me to believe that you do not understand the extent of what I define as a fat person.  My definition of fat precludes one from being healthy.  But I must be oblivious to logic to think that someone who can barely walk 5 minutes and has a hard time catching their breath is possibly healthy.  They may be intelligent, nice, etc but that does not make them healthy.
I am not concerned with a fat person’s health, but what society defines as fat vs.  healthy.  Society’s current definition of who is fat is one that is dangerous and one that I do not believe in.  Even the mannequins in the mall now seem anorexic.

Nay, what you are doing is engaging in a universal defense tactic among anti-fat bigots when they are challenged in their attacks, because they inevitably percei