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General Discussion / Re: What are you currently playing?
« on: September 11, 2008, 07:32:55 pm »
Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3 and GRID.

General Discussion / Re: The Springtime of Youth Union
« on: September 03, 2008, 11:01:53 pm »
Hey, it's been a while. The last two weeks have been annoying-ly rainy, so I haven't been able to go jogging during most of them. Still, tonight I ran 8.5km. The wather forecast says it's gonna rain from tomorrow until monday, so hopefully I'll get to the 10km mark until the end of the next week.

Well, anyways, even though it probably won't be possible, tomorrow's goal:

- To run 9km.

General Discussion / Re: The Springtime of Youth Union
« on: August 15, 2008, 10:44:40 pm »
Wazapah! Long time no see.

I'm all for the 'put the world upon your shoulders and spank the hell out of it with a big smile in the face' mindset, so no need for big explanatory psychobabble.

I'll keep it simple, for now. I've been jogging regularly for a week now, and I've been increasing 500 meters each day. Today I ran 5.5km in half an hour, so tomorrow's goal:

- To run 6km in as close to a half hour as I can.

Also: Not-quite-so-long-term goal:

- To run this years "Corrida Pela Vida", a short marathon that happens here where I live, around october.

General Discussion / Re: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
« on: August 06, 2008, 08:57:43 pm »
I played it for a loooong time with a bunch of friends on US East. We would play for like three months, then get sick of it. Six months later we'd start again with new accounts, then three months later it would be the same ole story. Damn, how many nights we spent doing mephy and bally runs... Not too long ago one of these friends of mine who kept most of the still existing accounts told me he sold them all for like 500 bucks. I was like "Hey, I want my share motherfucker >:[" and he was like "roflmpimpao ~x=3 yahsure". >:[

General Discussion / Re: Guitars
« on: August 03, 2008, 12:24:09 pm »
I bought a guitar and started practicing a couple of months ago. Once you're past the pain on hand, finger and wrist, it's great fun!

General Discussion / Re: Most satisfying moment in a video game.
« on: July 20, 2008, 03:26:52 pm »
Beating Vagrant Story for the first time.

General Discussion / Re: Satanism = Bad?
« on: June 23, 2008, 12:14:19 pm »
I have the slightest feeling I've created another "Oh no. Oh God No." thread.

Yes, possibly the twentieth one. It's a rule of thumb in here: Any discussion, if pressed hard and long enough, will always boil down to the same fundamental arguments, some wearing different costumes and masks, some still (or yet again) naked but with a slight, barely noticeable change in approach.

I'm not sure if it's angry, scared or both or, in case it's both, which one causes the other. Still, it's cute.

General Discussion / Re: Satanism = Bad?
« on: June 22, 2008, 08:24:45 pm »
I have had the unique experience of growing up without religious identity. Mine is a development almost completely untouched by scripture, ritual, churches, or any other institution or custom of religious nature.

As a teenager up until I left college, I slowly came to realize the meaninglessness of all things, whether riches or fame, and fell into an extreme apathy. It was at the height of this that I came to throw out all things that I had grown comfortable with and joined the military, with the intent that if I should have no use for my life, that I should at least let others use it for some purpose. I threw away the possibilities of the many talents, abilities, and opportunities afforded me without hesitation, for I recognized that all the benefits these things could achieve me were themselves meaningless.

It was in this frame of thought that I finally came to lose the pride and vanity that had always held me back and accept a new sort of humility. In this, I discovered that I had always possessed a true faith in humanity, left unsoiled by the sort of disillusionment that many people fall into, whether in realizing that the world their parents and society their parents had painted for them wasn't as nice as it really is (my father had always been upfront and honest about the world and life in general, to include his own experiences and mistakes), or in losing some religious faith they had been raised to never question (I had never had such a thing).

And through humility I came to question myself in a way that led me to feel a higher purpose, that I should live as a just and good man, capable of reason and unaffected by the ebbs and flows of life, ready to help my fellow man and not hold him in contempt, as this was as much nature as destiny. I came to see the gifts of reason, my natural talents and abilities, and the peculiar gifts of character chanced to me by fate as meaningful towards achieving such a purpose.

I came to realize that the past and the present were alike in that I owned neither, only the current moment mattered, and it is in the present that I should always strive to hold myself to a higher standard of character and reason, never wasting this precious moment on idle action or thought, meaningless pleasures, or pointless endeavors in pursuit of the cheap respect and admiration of others. So too did I realize that there is no good or evil in the things that befall us or what others do unto us, but rather good and evil are in the way that we respond to these things and what we constantly choose to do or even think at this present moment.

And so no longer were the hardships of life simply things to be avoided or nothing more than bad luck, but I now knew them to be opportunities to test my strength of character. So too did the positive benefits afforded me by my good fortune take on new meaning as possibilities for me to help others and find my role within the larger society of mankind. No longer would I throw out good fortune in disgust, but embrace it as my fate demanded.

As such, I live life not for seeking eternal happiness or fame and fortune, nor do I let myself fall whim to the basic desires that drive animals. Rather, I am given this single moment that is the present, and endeavor to live it with unquestionable justness and righteousness, that I should treat all honestly and fairly and with compassion and understanding, while doing all that is within my power to improve the condition of my fellow man. Beyond that, I only know what I feel to be true, and I dare not waste time putting that into words.

So don't worry about trying to place labels on yourself or finding your religious identity or some higher truth. If you should find such a thing, and know it to be true with a sincere heart, then take to it wholly and without reservation. Otherwise, know that it is in struggle that we find growth, and take it as a blessing that you have the sincerity of heart to admit doubt and not ascribe wholly to a faith that you don't feel.

In this respect, I don't judge those who would ascribe themselves wholly to any faith as either good or bad, right or wrong. Though I actively strive to take in the thoughts and experiences of others and see things from multiple perspectives, I only know what is true to me and can only question truth as others see it insofar as reason permits. Anything beyond that is a waste of time.

So is Satanism bad? It doesn't matter; I think there are more important questions to be answered and problems to be solved.

Zen with a twist!  :lee:

General Discussion / Re: Satanism = Bad?
« on: June 22, 2008, 03:28:17 am »

General Discussion / Re: The "Where you're coming from" thread.
« on: June 08, 2008, 12:16:39 am »

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: Hi!
« on: June 07, 2008, 07:30:36 pm »
Okay! I'll try to post all I can!! I'm not very good at posting, but I'll do my best!! I'll also try to post some fanarts too!!

cupn00dles, the southern part of Chile is nice, specially near the mountains, but I live in the coast, very close the Atacama Desert, so if you like the combination of desert and sea,  please come to Antofagasta too!

Will look into it. =)

General Discussion / Re: The "Where you're coming from" thread.
« on: June 07, 2008, 12:12:03 pm »
God dammit. I can't believe no one else's got childhood pictures. Ladies, stop messing around and start posting.

Welcome / Birthday / Seeya! Forum / Re: Hi!
« on: June 07, 2008, 12:07:13 pm »
Hey, another South American Compendiumite!

Welcome, and be careful not to follow the same path of 'posting twice and never again' that most of us do. I would risk some Spanish, but as you are a native Spanish-speaker I guess you'd quickly... Out-speak me.

Also, Chile rocks! Two of my longterm goals in life are visiting the Andes and Easter Island.

General Discussion / The "Where you're coming from" thread.
« on: May 21, 2008, 11:49:58 pm »
There are quite a few threads already where members of the Compendium post pictures of themselves; thing is, they haven't always been mighty pirate-looking people, rockstar look-a-likes and respectable men with a scholarly demeanor. The purpose of this thread is for Compendium members to post pictures of when they were but little, shamelessly annoying brats.

The inspiration for this thread came from when I was looking into an old album, and found a picture that resembles another one of myself, like, fifteen years older, which I think I've already posted in one of those picture threads. So I scanned it, put them side by side and guess what, I look basically the freaking same.

If you wanna make a before/after like myself, go for it. I can only wonder what did his Lordship, Jay The Tomay-To look like as a little green bulb, or where Krispin's Piratish-Otaconess comes from.

Also, it might be a good place for people who like to be mysterious around the forums (I'm looking right at you, ZealitY), to post a picture of their tiny selves.

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