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Saniss wrote:

That's the way I'll be answering my phone from now on.


Challenged him on this.

He lies.

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The word "slang" is slang, for shortened language.

The word SCUBA is an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

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Feels like I should just download everything, keep it on my pc, two external drives, and cloud-based backups just in case this happens again.



Man, and to think Extended Edition went with domain.com.... tongue

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Squiggly.

I hear you.

I've battled depression for as long as I can remember, and while I've never been to the suicidal level, I've dabbed in the floors above it several times. That cellar door and I? We're old friends. I've carved so many messages in that nonresponsive door, I've cut holes straight through it, only to find darkness behind it. I may never have opened it directly, but I've peeked through the slits, and all it is is nothing. While some days, nothing can seem like the better choice, imagine if that nothing will consume you forever? Imagine if you die, you cease to exist in a corporeal plane, but your mind continues, into a dark, nothingness forever. If that's the case, I know I'll want to live my life as best as I can, until the darkness finally consumes me in the end. If that's how the infamous afterlife is like, I'd certainly like to put it on hold for as long as I fucking can.

Depression is a fickle bitch. There doesn't seem to be an actual cure for it. There are anti-depressant, yes. But they will only work for as long as you're taking them, and while the effects may differ, the general consensus is that if emotions range from 0-10, you'll be taken away from the whole range, and compressed to somewhere in the middle. No, you won't feel as down as you usually do, but those fleeting moments of euphoric happiness will also disappear. Sure, you become more stable, and believe me, that can feel real nice for awhile, but there's always the fear of what will happen once you run out of happy-pills, or if you, like me, decide to quit them altogether.

Now, speaking for myself, quitting was hard, but right now, I'm in a state where I'd rather have a full range, than be surpressed, and I don't know how long I'll keep that up.

But I'm not necessarily the issue here.

What I've found over the years, is loneliness can be dampened. If you don't have a family you can go to; fuck'em. Family are the "friends" that life has forced upon you. Like when we're kids, we're forced to hang out with cousins and other family and relatives we may not even like, simply because they're family. They're bloodline. They're easy to simply push onto other family members, and say "go, play". Now I've not been much of a family person myself, so I can relate. While I'm not at your levels, I do just fine without them. Most of them anyway.
Friends can be a very important catalyst. And, if you lack people to call friends in real life, online interactions can be just as good. In fact, in some cases, even better. Introverts tend to like to talk to people, but at their own merits. I can love people, but sometimes I want to be alone, whilst at the same time not. That's when phone calls and chats come into the equation. I can answer at my own pace, and I can seek out people when _I_ want to.

Hobbies, are also important. People change. For instance, when I was a teenager, all I wanted to do was sit in my room and play on my playstation, only exiting to eat, attend school, and potentially buy more games. After awhile, I changed, and this felt boring, even though I knew I used to like it. So, I became more and more apathic towards such things.
So, the search for new hobbies came along. Making videos, making music, making podcasts, etc. Stimulating the creative side of the brain, helps for me.

But not for everyone. Some people want the routine, mundane, day-to-day life in order for them to work. And that's great too. If you're able to find what works for YOU, that's the important bit.

And, always remember that depression doesn't get easier in this day and age. 20 years ago, suffering from the same levels of depression was still different, because today, almost everything revolves around aknowledgement and social media. Everyone wants to be special, and heard, and it's easy to lose hope, and travel down towards that dark cellar door when things don't go your way, or the crowd you want doesn't enjoy your work.

But you know what? FUCK THEM. We didn't need that social status 20 years ago, and we still don't. You are still an individual, just as you were 10, 20, 30, however many years ago. I don't know how old you are, so I'm making assumptions here.

Of course, as mentioned above, there are "head doctors". These people have gone to several years of school, to learn how the brain works, and to help people who suffer mentally. Studies have shown the brain responds the same way to mental pain, as it does to physical pain, it just requires a different method of healing. Depression can, in a lot of cases, be cured, via shrinks or meds. Of course, not always. But in my humble opinion, it certainly won't hurt to try, even though it may feel like you're "sinking to that level". Just as depression isn't a "popular thing", but an actual, clinical illness, talking to psychiatrists isn't embarrasing, it's highly encouraged, in order to work out what's bothering you, with someone who are actually educated to help that exact issue.


And, hey, if you want someone to talk to, say the word. I'm on Skype, Facebook, DM's, Twitter, the lot. I'm just a "hi" or a phonecall away. Any time. We don't even have to talk about what's bothering you. We can chat about the weather, cahuenga labs, otters, the space-time continuum, whether or not drinking your own urine will help in any sort of way, your favorite color, or, I don't know; crisps. I'm a good listener, and I'm a good speaker. Hit me up.

I'm a vocalist in a band called fold decay. Does playing vocal chords count?

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(1 replies, posted in Creations)

I listened to this back when you actually released it, and I'm pretty sure I saluted you for an excellent job.

But here's the kicker. I showed it to my brother, and a friend. My brother is no stranger to this sort of audio, having listened to plenty of Big Finish's Doctor Who series and, whiel he only recently got around to it, his response was a staggering "whoa. Just. Wow", which, coming from him, means he fuckin' loved it, and was in awe the rest of the evening, because he couldn't cope.

My friend, on the other hand, IS a stranger to audio dramas. I nagged for about a month for him to do it, and he too was in absolute awe. He had never had this sort of experience before, where he just lay in bed for the duration of it, eyes closed, and headset on. He's asking for more, Writhyn.


Give us more.

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So, I'm not a tech wizard, and thus not sure this would help in any way, but the wayback machine did take a snapshot of the site in August, so there's that at least.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180824193 … com/forum/

War for the rise of dawn of the Replicants.

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(9 replies, posted in Creations)

Yeah, you're thinking of "Shadow Of Mordor"
, which has a new sequel called "Shadow of War"

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This is the greates and best thread in the world.










tribute.

Have you ever seen me in the same room as anyone?


The Matrix has you...

To be fair; people change in 30 years. I'm 31 and not even remotely like what I was 10 years ago, so a character WOULD change.

That's the thing, though, isn't it? It's actually hard to talk about, because we enjoyed everything about it.

I read the headline of an article on facebook; "this is how they pulled off that insane cameo" or something. I'm paraphrasing. I couldn't even remember a cameo. So I read the article, and it was Rachael.
...who was very obviously CG, and Tarkin was better.

Didn't care, still loved it.

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Listening to the revamped version now. Loving it thus far. Really reminds me of Big Finish's Doctor Who stuff.

Let me know if you need a voice actor at some point smile

Song: The Doctor Said
Artist: Chloe Adams
Something: Found it recently on youtube. It's so damn relatable.

For the record; I loved every second of it. Couldn't take my eyes off the screen.

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(71 replies, posted in Creations)

Tighter as in what Boter said. Some of the lines were basically waiting for the other character to finish up instead how a real conversation sounds; with interrupting and generally snappier.

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I'm 3 minutes in, and while there are some bits that could probably be tighter, I'm liking it a lot.

Those look like a fusion between Teletubbies and Power Rangers.

Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Kibouchi wrote:

I Blade Runner 2049 is a testament to Denis Villeneuve's ability to use light and composition to tell a story. The long, slow-burn of the pacing felt just like the original. Almost every frame could have been printed out and hung in a photography exhibit. Just beautiful work.


Fixed.

I remember the first time I noticed that programming in different languages was similiar.
I had to some basic coding whilst setting up a forum way back when, to enable god knows what, but it was only in 2003-ish, when I started modding Max Payne, I realised that I understood the code. It struck me as something that was pretty close to PHP. Of course; it wasn't, it was just a programming language, and they're all fairly logically set up.

This is post 1337. Remember when leetspeak was a thing?

Loot crate has some cool exclusives, but after a 6 month sub, I couldn't justify keeping it up.

Of course, my girlfriend at the time subbed me for an entire year a week or so before I dumped her.
It was a tragicomic 12 months.

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Kibouchi: I dare because I can. Also, in a more comical sense, you're an avatar I don't know, and according to the latest rumours, I'm a sociopath, so hurting your feelings apparently mean nothing to me tongue


You're welcome though. I'd absolutely love the curvy road shot in a bigger resolution to use as a wallpaper  big_smile

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It's quite entertaining. 3-player hack-and-slach RPG, with a compelling story.

I watched the Babadook.
It should also be mentioned that me and horror flicks don't get along. It's not that I'm frightened, I just simply can't put my state of mind in that place. All horror movies, for me, are just silly. I know nothing like that could ever happen, because they're mostly based around the world we already live in, which makes them all impossible, and IMO, dumb.

Sure, I get startled by jump scares every now and then, but apart from that, and perhaps Cabin in the Woords, I'm not watching them. Apart from IT, which I'll get around too, because apparently that thing is the stuff of legends.


//disclaimer: I like sci-fi, fantasy and the likes, because they already set the stage by telling us their worlds.