|Birthday||December 22, 2012, 3:52 pm|
|24. That is 6 years past 18. 6 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. 24. Time to act my age. This is gonna hurt.|
|welp||September 11, 2012, 11:37 am|
Just learned that the original medical records I would need to enlist in the military -something that has taken me years due to multiple health reasons - have been destroyed by accident. I can no longer enlist, because no reprints were made. There goes me career options...2 years down the toilet.
I'm 23 and still live at home. I don't have a single penny to my name or a job. I am $15,000 in debt, and my only bank account is in the negative. I can't drive my own car because my license has been suspended due to me being unable to pay for repairs. I'm miserable all day, and the only enjoyment I get out of the week is D&D on Sundays...in another state.
I have no career options due to not graduating college, so the only solution is to work at a menial job for whatever hours I can find. Except nobody is hiring in my town.
My family is disappointed in my, even though they don't say it. I can tell. I seal myself away from everyone else in an attempt to hide, and my pathological lying isn't helping.
I don't know what to do anymore. I am at the end of my rope.
|Computer build woes: wat do||January 24, 2012, 6:54 pm|
Ok, so I'm finally stepping up from my POS Dell laptop and saving for a custom-built PC. Price range is around $800-$900. Here's what I have so far:
RAM: 8GB DDR3
PSU: Seasonic S12 620 Bronze 620W
GPU: AMD 6950 / 6970 (Depending on price)
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
MOBO: MSI 870A-G54
HDD doesn't have to be that big, so I cut it down to save money on the rest of the unit. Any suggestions?
|ITS MY BIRTHDAY||December 22, 2011, 9:18 am|
23 now and if you live in new england you can thank me for the nice weather were having today
thats natures birthday gift to ME
|From Jank to Power AKA How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Cardboard||November 16, 2011, 10:26 am|
As some of you might know, I play Magic: The Gathering. It's my second hobby, and something I really enjoy playing.
Like any Magic player, I trade. Every Friday and occasional Monday, I'm down at my FLGS trading for cards. And like every Magic player, I have trading goals.
My goal is to grab a part of the Power Nine.
Now you might be thinking "What is the Power Nine?". The Power Nine are nine cards printed in Magic's Beta through Unlimited Edition. They are also known for being obscenely powerful: every card in the P9 are banned in every format except Vintage, where they are restricted to one copy per deck.
The Power nine is:
1. Black Lotus $3000
2. Mox Sapphire $1000
3. Mox Emerald $800
4. Mox Jet $800
5. Mox Pearl $800
6. Mox Ruby $800
7. Timetwister $500
8. Ancestral Recall $900
9. Time Walk $900
As of right now, my binder is mostly cleaned (traded it for store credit to buy a Commander precon), but I have a few things of worth in there. The most valuable thing I own is a Force of Will, worth $60. The rest is, well, jank.
The trick to trading upwards is the "Christmas Tree" method, told to me by a buddy of mine: When you get something worth a lot of value, trade into multiple smaller pieces in terms of worth. For example: FoW is $60, Misty Rainforest is $15. I'll trade you my FoW for your playset of Misty Rainforest, and get my value back equally. The next time I trade with anyone, they'll probably take my playset on top of what they also want...allowing me to trade for something worth even more.
It's going to be a long, slow, painful process, but I am one stubborn SOB. The recent release of Innistrad has put a lot of cards in demand, and I buy a lot of booster packs. Who knows, I might just grab a Liliana ($40) out of a $4 investment!
|holy shit||March 30, 2011, 10:25 am|
I just found out that an old bank account my parents set up for me when I was 5 or something has $1600 in it.
|I need a new mouse||March 12, 2011, 1:23 pm|
So my right-click is dying, and I think we can all agree that playing CS:S and Doom is now significantly harder. Among other things.
If anyone can help me with recommendations for a new mouse, I'd be very grateful. What I'm looking for is a wireless mouse with enough sensitivity for gaming, and 3 buttons max.
|Just won $10 in a Magic: The Gathering Tournament||January 3, 2011, 12:04 am|
Final match. Standard format. My Mono Black Discard against his White Phantoms. After getting my ass kicked for 7 straight rounds, I played Guul Draz Specter, who turned into a 5/5 because he had no cards in his hand.
Immediately after, I played Gatekeeper of Malakir and kicked it enough times to kill every creature he had.
His turn. He draws a card but doesn't play it. By this time, I've gathered three Liliana's Caress. I play Mire's Toll, and he discards. The three Liliana's Caress make him take 6 damage. THEN, the Gatekeeper and Specter take him down another 7. In a single turn, he lost over half of his health.
Next turn, same thing. He draws, doesn't play. By my next turn, I gad won.
I need some more cards with "Opponent has no hand" bonuses. Maybe Quest for the Nihil Stone.
|ITS MY BIRTHDAY||December 21, 2010, 11:24 pm|
For real this time. I'm 22 now.
in b4 that comic. Yeah, that one.
|Tone(s)||December 13, 2010, 11:16 am|
Whenever I audition for a band or jam with my friends, I always get asked the same question: "What's your tone like?"
The answer? "Depends". As of now, I have three tones for my bass, provided via my Line 6 Lowdown 400 amplifier:
The first is a typical fretless tone, provided with the R&B channel. I use this tone if the band has two guitarists, which allows me to fill out the EQ. Mostly bass and mids, as treble tends to make it sound gnarly. For an example, listen to this song:
The second is a very clanky and rattly tone, thanks to the Brit channel. The bass is reduced, and the mids and treble are boosted to taste. I tend to use this when the guitarists have a ton of distortion or bottom end on their guitars, because the additional bottom end from the bass would just sound muddy and undefined. For an example, try this vid:
[yt]K3tTp7tgAbI[/yt] (I wish I could sound as good as he is ._.)
The third is a very distorted, raw sound from the Grind channel. I tend to leave the mids and bass flat while turning the treble up a bit, which allows the pick noise to cut through. I usually only use this tone if the band has one guitar player, because this is supposed to replicate the sound of another guitar, albeit a octave lower. The best example I gan give is this video (not mine, but a rough aural idea):
And I'm STILL not in a band. Fucken schedules ;_;