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Never_Again

You know you watched too many demos ...

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  1. ... when you realize you haven't actually played a map in years
  2. ... when you know the difference between a Stroller and a Ballerina
  3. ... when you start wondering if Pacifist shouldn't be made the only valid demo category
  4. ... when you start preferring FDAs to all other categories
  5. ... when you start applying UV Speed strats to your workplace/in school
  6. ... when you can perform a void glide in Real Life™
  7. ... when you suspect that Hollywood stunts secretly employ str50-on-turns
  8. ... when you petition your national movie industry to add "TAS" to the ratings list
  9. ... when your demo collection tops your WAD collection in number and size
  10. ... when you judge a WAD by the number of demos for it on DSDA
  11. ... when you ignore Cacoward winners because they are not "demo-friendly"
  12. ... when you start dreaming about playing through a WAD you only saw demos of
  13. ... when you wish you could save your dreams as LMPs
  14. ... when your homepage is the Doom Speed Demos sub-forum or DSDA
  15. ... when you know Xoleras' lifetime score vs. Merlock
  16. ... when you can recite by heart the time, date and author of every 30nm run ever recorded
  17. ... when you can list off the top of your head every demo featuring an intercept or a spechit overflow along with the WADs they require
  18. ... when you can read the demo header without consulting UDS
  19. ... when you start reading the demo header without using a hex editor
  20. ... when you can spot str50 without consulting LMPC
  21. ... when you can tell a Boom demo from a vanilla one by just watching
  22. ... when you ignore major sports events in favor of the latest run posted to DW or DSDA
  23. ... when you buy a 64-inch TV to watch demos
  24. ... when your Significant Other threatens you with divorce if you don't quit spending all of your time on "that damn DOOM thing"
  25. ... when your SO starts watching demos with you (yeah, right ;)
  26. ... when you break up with your SO because of the difference of opinion on the Okuplok Incident
  27. ... when you can't decide whether to name your first-born Adam, Anders or Xit
  28. ... when you have bitched at least once about demo compatibility in a (G)Zdoom thread
  29. ... when a demo is posted for a WAD you have never even seen and you
    · go get the popcorn
    · FDA the WAD yourself first
    · save the demo for later viewing ... alongside 3531 others
    · stare at the screen and wonder why nothing happens when you drop that LMP thingie on the Zdoom icon
  30. ... when you ingore a new demo because of:
    · WAD's author
    · the poster
    · wrong demo format
    · IWAD
    · no TXT file in the demo ZIP
    · no glides in the demo
    · the demo time - you could obviously do it in half the time without the HUD, while drunk, with your eyes closed, with one hand tied behind your back and the other furiously masturbating
Any of these apply to you?
Anything I missed?

edit: shit, the more I re-read this post, the longer the list grows. Ima go record sumtin before this gets out of hand.

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...when you walk to work in the morning and bump into another pedestrian. You then go back home to switch shoes and try again.

...when you think Tyson is a name of a pistol model.

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Never_Again said:

Any of these apply to you?

"4. ... when you start preferring FDAs to all other categories"

But I don't think it's a sign of watching too many demos. Definitely not in my case (what am I even doing here?), but perhaps not even in case of most demoers?

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I found straferunning through crowds to be exceptionally useful irl, thanks to doom. Almost none of the others apply to me nowadays sadly. Rip demowatching passion.

Never_Again said:

... when you can't decide whether to name your first-born Adam, Anders or Xit

Pfff, that's an easy one. In that case you just call him/her/it Marijo.

EDIT: Speaking of Sedlo, here's another one:
...when you tattoo a e3m2-012.lmp path on one of your hands...

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Never_Again said:

    7. ... when you suspect that Hollywood stunts secretly employ str50-on-turns
    8. ... when you petition your national movie industry to add "TAS" to the ratings list
    9. ... when your demo collection tops your WAD collection in number and size
    11. ... when you ignore Cacoward winners because they are not "demo-friendly"
    20. ... when you can spot str50 without consulting LMPC

Hell yeah!

Never_Again said:

    13. ... when you wish you could save your dreams as LMPs

Actually i can.

Never_Again said:

    22. ... when you ignore major sports events in favor of the latest run posted to DW or DSDA

Always.

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... when you now get motion sickness every time you watch a demo, and it never used to happen

Or maybe my brain is just dying. :D

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