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7 hours ago, w0ahsmea said:

I taught myself how to read

That's pretty darned tootin impressive, if I do say so myself. How'd you go about doing this?

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On 5/2/2020 at 9:50 PM, BluePineapple72 said:

That's pretty darned tootin impressive, if I do say so myself. How'd you go about doing this?

I don't know, just watched a lot of TV I guess

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On 1/25/2020 at 9:19 PM, DesecratorJ said:

I absolutely hate to do phone calls and avoid it as much as I can.

 

Same here. I really hate talking on the phone and I avoid that shit. Even when I was a kid and it was all landlines, id call my friend and we'd talk long enough to confirm whatever it was we wanted to do and hang the hell up.

 

On 1/26/2020 at 2:08 AM, stphrz said:

I leave my smartphone at home all the time.

 

On purpose.

 

Good.

 

I find it funny when people drop their phones in toilets and then do the thing where they put the phone in a bag of rice. One time my sister in law dropped hers in the toilet and they were telling her to put it in a bag of rice and I told her to use minute rice, it's faster. ;)

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4 hours ago, Doom_Dude said:

 

Same here. I really hate talking on the phone and I avoid that shit. Even when I was a kid and it was all landlines, id call my friend and we'd talk long enough to confirm whatever it was we wanted to do and hang the hell up.

 

 

Good.

 

I find it funny when people drop their phones in toilets and then do the thing where they put the phone in a bag of rice. One time my sister in law dropped hers in the toilet and they were telling her to put it in a bag of rice and I told her to use minute rice, it's faster. ;)

Heh!

 

I don't take my phone into the bathroom.  Call me a buzzkill if you want but I can somehow manage to be apart from it long enough to take a dump.

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On 5/15/2020 at 1:47 AM, stphrz said:

Heh!

 

I don't take my phone into the bathroom.  Call me a buzzkill if you want but I can somehow manage to be apart from it long enough to take a dump.

Since my phone sucks i still read magazines in the bathroom. Usually Game Informer. Too much info? lol

 

 

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I worked in the same place for over 8 years now. 

And yesterday... I gotta a call and will start in a new place, with higher salary and better benefits. 

Also, I will try to help a friend to get my latter position in the older place, so... I'm having a good day, guess. 

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Before I could read (must've been 2 or 3 years old,) I memorized the dos commands to start Doom. That's probably one of my first gaming memories, along with Mario on the NES.

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I forgot to bump the Newman's coffee (this stuff is good) into this month's Amazon Subscribe & Save order, and I am somewhat pissed off with myself over that. I'll either have to wait a month or pay an extra five dollars to get it now.

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I now have a permission to have genital surgery and to change my legal gender. I'll do the legal stuff sometime in the summer, when I've figured out what happens to my phone and bank accounts. Also need a cheaper phone account.

 

Very likely that I have alexithymia, scored 60 points from tas-20. Scores 52 to 60 = possible alexithymia, 61 or higher = alexithymia, score range is 20 to 100. Would have probably scored higher if I knew what I was feeling, except then I would know what I was feeling and would have scored less. I guess it's a kind of catch-22.

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On 6/5/2020 at 1:16 PM, Taw Tu'lki said:

I'm gonna lose my interest to videogames

Eh, in my case It seems like I lost interest in movies. I didn't see a movie for at least a year.

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I usually remember a lot of bad things that I did in my past, even if it only happened 1 year ago, and it only makes me think about how I was and I'm still so stupid, but at least I know I've improved a bit

 

 

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For a short period of time, a few years ago, I held a top 5 world record time for the 1989 Batmobile 1-lap track Cobblepot Causeway in Arkham Knight. My record was short lived, and I believe I'm hanging around somewhere right around the 60s on the leaderboard today. But I vividly remember replaying that track over and over for what seems like days to try and perfect my driftings and button pressings in order to shave down as much time as I could.

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2 hours ago, BluePineapple72 said:

For a short period of time, a few years ago, I held a top 5 world record time for the 1989 Batmobile 1-lap track Cobblepot Causeway in Arkham Knight. My record was short lived, and I believe I'm hanging around somewhere right around the 60s on the leaderboard today. But I vividly remember replaying that track over and over for what seems like days to try and perfect my driftings and button pressings in order to shave down as much time as I could.

 

Sounds pretty cool actually. Reminds me of myself back when I was hyper competitive, but the fact that I could never achieve something more significant was just one of the nails in the coffin.

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I get emotional very rarely, and whenever I do, it's usually over fictional works, such as video games or movies. No joke, I can cry over the death of a fictional character, but if a relative dies IRL, I most likely won't shed a single tear.

 

I hate needles. And blood. I hate anything to do with blood so much, in fact, that I can't even listen to people talking about blood-related diseases without feeling like I'm going to faint.

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Now that I'm nearing the end of my current studies, I've come to realise, I've studied stuff I'm not really interested in doing as a job. In the previous work practice, 3.6% of my work time was stuff I want to do. In this current place where my course is still on hold, 1.7% of my work time was stuff I want to do.

 

Most of my work time goes into talking with the clients, and later my workplace instructor complains that I don't do enough (yet I do just as much as others). I'd instruct physical exercise and relaxation groups all day, but the clients would most likely be disturbed about that, since most of them probably just want to come sit, chat, drink coffee and eat something. There isn't even a proper space for me to do what I came there to do.

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54 minutes ago, TwinBeast said:

Now that I'm nearing the end of my current studies, I've come to realise, I've studied stuff I'm not really interested in doing as a job. In the previous work practice, 3.6% of my work time was stuff I want to do. In this current place where my course is still on hold, 1.7% of my work time was stuff I want to do.

 

Can relate. This was theoretically my last year in college, but after 4 years of torture I've clearly come to realize it isn't for me, so all those years got wasted on nothing, basically. I've not enjoyed a single subject, and the process of creating models, assemblies, or whatever in the tools I've used is just plain tedious and unenjoyable. The learning process is also far, far too slow for me to get good at using them... anytime soon.

 

So essentially, after I'll eventually get my license, I'll go find a random job and move on. Maybe I'll attend some other training courses in the future, but I am quite certain at this stage that engineering is so, so not meant for me. What a waste of time, not to mention tons of money...

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15 hours ago, DesecratorJ said:

Eh, in my case It seems like I lost interest in movies. I didn't see a movie for at least a year.

 

I lost interest in watching movies too. I only watched one movie last year. I have a pile of movies on DVD / Blu-ray that I want to watch but never seem to bother. I was actually gonna watch stuff movies / shows on the weekend because it was rainy but I didn't bother. heh.

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6 hours ago, seed said:

Can relate. This was theoretically my last year in college, but after 4 years of torture I've clearly come to realize it isn't for me, so all those years got wasted on nothing, basically. I've not enjoyed a single subject, and the process of creating models, assemblies, or whatever in the tools I've used is just plain tedious and unenjoyable. The learning process is also far, far too slow for me to get good at using them... anytime soon.

 

 

Sounds like my time at the university studying math. It managed to take all the fun out of stuff I rather enjoyed doing at school. When I got a job offer at programming I took a hike and never looked back. Best decision in my life. :)

 

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29 minutes ago, Graf Zahl said:

Sounds like my time at the university studying math. It managed to take all the fun out of stuff I rather enjoyed doing at school. When I got a job offer at programming I took a hike and never looked back. Best decision in my life. :)

 

And you ended up just fine, too :p. 

 

But math? Oh no, the horror still lives. I find it funny how I was afraid of math in college in my first years, but those were the easiest exams in comparison. Pile of dynamite, I have no idea how I'm going to pass some exams I've failed over the years - and there's A LOT of them anyway - , let's say one of them involves physics heavily and I uh, I studied philology in high school. There's reasons for that too! I'm a thinker/dreamer ultimately, not a practical person, and not an exact sciences guy.

 

Clearly I've made the wrong decision lol, I know, but I wanted something that pays well and is also future proof :(. I got stuck chasing money instead of finding something enjoyable - does such a thing even exist anymore? -, but the things I have an opening towards simply do not pay well, and I'm not interested in being permanently bankrupt and never being able to afford anything I'd want...

 

No idea what I am going to end up doing in the future. One thing's for sure, however - I won't be an engineer, I'm not cut for it, period, and all this will be for naught. It just STINKS that I've invested so much into this shit and spent 4 years of constant anger and frustration only to fail miserably at the end of the day. The most this helped me with is going to be nothing more than an extra line on my resumé. How nice. And people still ask me why I hate myself TO DEATH. But I've actually been making major progress on that front lately, so I'm kinda proud of myself for it - boiling in self-contempt is not going to take me anywhere, better channel the hatred into something else >:D.

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I have been a long time practicing musical composition. Sometimes I play on my crappy piano keyboard (doesn't even have MIDI output) to test some tunes, before I get tired of humming ad nauseum. Yet, I can't play a piano properly.

 

Side note, I suck at catchy tunes. That is precisely the 2nd reason this track is a work in progress.

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9 hours ago, Doom_Dude said:

 

I lost interest in watching movies too. I only watched one movie last year. I have a pile of movies on DVD / Blu-ray that I want to watch but never seem to bother. I was actually gonna watch stuff movies / shows on the weekend because it was rainy but I didn't bother. heh.

Yeah that's exactly how I feel, normally I should have a lot of stuff to watch or that I would want to watch, but I never bother to actually do it most likely due to lack of interest, I dunno, seems like that it's how i'm feeling these days.

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I haven't learned English in school, I learned it on the internet from movies, games, etc.. if I didn't understood a word I simply translated it via Google Translator when it was still bad around 2010, I was 9 years old

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12 hours ago, DesecratorJ said:

Yeah that's exactly how I feel, normally I should have a lot of stuff to watch or that I would want to watch, but I never bother to actually do it most likely due to lack of interest, I dunno, seems like that it's how i'm feeling these days.

 

Yeah it's weird because I always found time to watch a few movies, even if it was just a couple in a month or somethin.

 

It took me about a month to watch 3 episodes of The Witcher and a couple episodes of Final Space on Netflix and that was about a month ago. So that's about all the series I've watched in a long long time.

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22 hours ago, Doom_Dude said:

 

I lost interest in watching movies too. I only watched one movie last year. I have a pile of movies on DVD / Blu-ray that I want to watch but never seem to bother. I was actually gonna watch stuff movies / shows on the weekend because it was rainy but I didn't bother. heh.

Kinda too, I still watch them with my friends or mom. Ok, I watched The Matrix series alone a while ago. Maybe I would have watched more movies alone or played games if I had more time, but school has just taken so much time.

 

It's really ridiculous. If going through school, you're expected to do homework at home in your free time, yet you don't get paid anything, except maybe some lousy student support money that is much less than they pay for the unemployed, who don't need to use their free time on homework!

 

Suppose I liked the physics and chemistry course, not that it really had much to do with nursing. Also did a little Star Wars intro text parody related to copyrights with powerpoint for the finnish course, which the teacher appeared to like. Also did a little Matrix code emulation with powerpoint for computer class. Though other than these few things, these non professional courses seems like, why do I need to do these? And they just make the school last longer. The only course from these that did fit with the nursing studies or otherwise felt useful to study was the physical exercise & work wellbeing course. I guess they're meant to increase chances at getting to study some higher degree education.

 

20 hours ago, seed said:

No idea what I am going to end up doing in the future. One thing's for sure, however - I won't be an engineer, I'm not cut for it, period, and all this will be for naught. It just STINKS that I've invested so much into this shit and spent 4 years of constant anger and frustration only to fail miserably at the end of the day. The most this helped me with is going to be nothing more than an extra line on my resumé. How nice. And people still ask me why I hate myself TO DEATH. But I've actually been making major progress on that front lately, so I'm kinda proud of myself for it - boiling in self-contempt is not going to take me anywhere, better channel the hatred into something else >:D.

Yea, me neither. I just know I'm not going to do this nursing stuff. I'll apply for some higher degree education, but it's unlikely that I'll get there with so little work experience. I'll probably have better chances to study 3D modeling/animating with my hobby experience than to study physiotherapy with the very little work experience in that direction I got from this nurse stuff.

 

Have you tried some career test that would show you different careersthat might fit/interest you? I did some, which were sort of useful, at least they showed a big list of careers that I could wonder about if it's interesting.

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18 hours ago, TwinBeast said:

Yea, me neither. I just know I'm not going to do this nursing stuff. I'll apply for some higher degree education, but it's unlikely that I'll get there with so little work experience. I'll probably have better chances to study 3D modeling/animating with my hobby experience than to study physiotherapy with the very little work experience in that direction I got from this nurse stuff.

 

Have you tried some career test that would show you different careersthat might fit/interest you? I did some, which were sort of useful, at least they showed a big list of careers that I could wonder about if it's interesting.

 

Not yet, no. It might be a good idea to do so at some point, even if solely for the purpose of expanding my horizon and perspectives. I am otherwise highly skeptical of the usefulness of these tests.

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