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  1. Hey, haven't checked in here in almost 2 weeks. How is everyone?

     

    I am married now! :-)

     

     

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    1. Doomkid

      Doomkid

      I'm really happy for you, 42. Wishing you the best!

    2. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      Congrats. Wish you luck on everything :D

  2. Guys.

     

    Guys!

     

    GUYS!!!!

     

    I'm going to be married in less than a week! :-D

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    2. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      Please post a status update when that happens. I really don't want to miss it.

    3. BigDickBzzrak

      BigDickBzzrak

      Well that's another epic gamer gone >:(

      Jk, good luck! 

    4. Misty

      Misty

      A bit too late, but congratulations ;) 

  3. Hey y'all! I've proposed to my girlfriend, and now she's my fiancee! :-D I'm just excited, wanted to let anyone know who might care.

    1. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      Well I do care indeed. Good news, congratulations.

       

      ...And buy a knife with 2 handles for when you need to cut the cake ;-)

    2. Doomkid

      Doomkid

      I’m so happy for you, 42!

    3. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      Congrats. Will there be a dedicated stream to talk about this? XD

  4. image.png.b143e36640d97ca49425cf326a042fbe.png

     

    Yup, this is what happens when you don't check in for a week...

     

    Sorry for being a stranger, everybody. Fact is, at the tender young age of 27 I've finally met a special someone and started dating, so I've not been on the internet or gaming much lately. I'll try to do a better job of checking this forum and streaming somewhat regularly again, but if anyone wants to get a hold of me, Discord is probably the best bet.

     

    Just thought I'd update you all, in case anyone was wondering if I died. I didn't.

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    2. Vanessa

      Vanessa

      Awesome dude! I'm glad you found someone special! DooM is fun but getting laid having someone there for you, someone special that you love, it's better than DooM.

      (especially when DooM becomes real and you have to be the marine yikes)

    3. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      Wish you best luck with your special someone :D

    4. Nine Inch Heels
  5. This gal gets it.

     

     

    Okay, personal rant time... bug out now if you don't want to hear my life story and opinions.

     

    First off, this lady's story really resonates with me. I also grew up in a very critical and judgmental environment (not *quite* as extreme and not *nearly* as active as hers, but similar in many ways). So, I totally understand where she's coming from. I left my parents' house for some of the same reasons, and I felt the same fear and confusion when I did so. I was still questioning whether I was even doing the right thing. After all, the people whom I had trusted and learned from all growing up were telling me that God was going to judge me harshly in this life or the next for abandoning the family He had given me, rebelling against His will for me in order to pursue evil things listening to rock music and working on computers (.... yep, computers are evil, according to the Bible).

     

    I've also been on a similar journey, slowly coming to realize that the people I had been trained to despise and judge were actually people like me, with their own reasons for doing and believing the things that they did. I still feel like I'm trying to shake off some of that overly-critical mindset, but I'm coming around. Man, I remember posting some crazy stuff when I first joined here. I probably owe some apologies. :-\

     

    She says in the video, "we need to talk and listen to people we disagree with." This is the key. We need to stop stereotyping people as "SJW's" or "racists" or "snowflakes" or "religious fanatics" or "neo-nazis". (On that note, may I ask someone to kindly explain to me how the far right are equated with Nazis? I grew up in a pretty far-right environment, and I don't see it. Thx.) Once you label someone as such, they lose their humanity, and become an enemy. Since they are an enemy, and since you already know everything about how they think and believe (because once you've talked to one <your-favorite-label-here> you've talked to them all), there is no reason to listen to them. Why should you care what they have to say? You are right, and they are wrong. So you do what must be done with such people... you give them a good verbal thrashing and then block/ban/kick them on <your-favorite-social-media-site-here>.

     

    Well, I can tell you that if you do that, they will walk away with a martyr complex, and confirmation that the "enemy" who just banned them for simply stating a valid opinion is "just another <their-favorite-label-here>", just like the rest of them.

     

    (Disclaimer: I'm not suggesting that we don't ban obvious trolls. I'm just suggesting that you give people a chance to explain themselves before deciding they are trolls.)

     

    "But he was racist!" you protest. I don't care! I was homophobic. I didn't turn that around because someone gave me a verbal thrashing and blocked me from their Twitter. I turned that around because I was willing to sit down and talk to people who were LGBT, and they were willing to sit down and talk with me. Essentially, I had been taught to make assumptions about certain classes of people (LGBT, liberals, feminists, atheists, catholics and other Christian denominations, Muslims, Jews, college professors, et cetera ad infinitum). By talking issues over with people from these groups, I learned that 1) they are not all the same, and 2) almost none of them conform the the stereotypes I had in my mind.

     

    I've also discovered another interesting way in which those whom I disagree with are similar to me. They make assumptions about conservatives, libertarians, evangelicals, pro-lifers, gun owners, et cetera ad infinitum). Based on my upbringing, I can certainly say that those stereotypes are very frequently wrong.

     

    The other thing that I think is important is that you have to be willing to learn. People can tell if you are actually open-minded, or if you are just waiting for them to be done talking so you can say your piece. Don't go in assuming that you are right, and that you are gonna school the moron at the other end of the internet. It might be that you can learn something from them. Don't be afraid to learn something... it doesn't hurt, honest! :-)

     

    All right, end of rant. The speech impressed me, mostly because she was able to articulate some of the feelings I have experienced ever since I started questioning the teachings of my "church". I don't mean to start a religious or political crapstorm. But if anyone wants to talk about anything, feel free to PM me.

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    2. Spectre01

      Spectre01

      Interesting read 42, although this is likely not the best outlet for sharing such stories.

    3. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      @Nine Inch Heels:

       

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      Plus, most people who have radicalized themselves "successfully" also have a perceived IQ that is comparable to a slice of bread, because they base their whole line of arguing on their very narrow worldview and dismiss even the most reasonable arguments you could make.

      You are stereotyping. ;-)

       

      You are correct though. In the majority of cases, people are not willing to learn. However, this does not imply that we should not "be the bigger person" and give them a chance, even if we only get ridiculed for our efforts. If they are ever going to change, it will be because someone on the "other side" was kind and understanding, not because they got banned from everywhere.

       

      I did also leave room for handling trolls in the way trolls need to be handled.

       

      @Spectre01:

       

      I don't really care. I figured only friends of mine would bother reading my wall of text.

    4. ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕤

      ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕤

      @42PercentHealth You dump all you like, my friend. That was the best thing I had read in days and made me happy I had logged in here.

       

      Yes, this is a DOOM forum, but also a social platform. I don't see anything wrong with members using their own space to share the odd personal insight. Given how our friendship began with a mutual interest in DOOM, I can't think of a better place to deepen that understanding :)

  6. Bro, is that avatar from an old NES soccer game? (Or football, if you're not in the US, lol)

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    2. seed

      seed

      Guess you're right, thanks for the insight. I'm not familiar with every game in the series honestly. There is a soccer game as well.

    3. Catpho

      Catpho

      Soccer = uneducated american

    4. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      Hey, that's the soccer game I played as a kid! :-D

       

      Man, I think I'd die of nostalgia if I played it now...

  7. Finally coming out of your shell, eh? :-P

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    2. ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕤

      ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕤

      Yup that's me :) Pleased to make your acquaintance!

    3. NuMetalManiak

      NuMetalManiak

      how did you create that username. seriously how.

    4. ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕤

      ℂ𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕤

      Unicode text editor. They come up easily enough with a Google search :)

  8. Your avatar is adorable. <3

    1. Misty

      Misty

      At least, she doesn't feel motion sickness while she spins on the chair ;)

    2. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      No... that doesn't happen until she stops. :-P

  9. Starting my new job today.... wish me luck! :-)

     

    Also, I'm not going to be online as much from now on, but I'll answer PM's or messages on Discord when I get home.

  10. Happy birthday to me...

    Happy birthday to me...

    Happy birthday dear 42....

    Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyy

    Tooooooooooooo

    Meeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

     

    :-D

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    2. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      okay... another birthday to note... ;-)

      ♪Happy B-day♫

    3. Tristan

      Tristan

      Happy birthday!

    4. ShoDemo

      ShoDemo

      Happy birthday 42! 

  11. Off-the-wall question, just out of curiosity: When you pull a random WAD off of /idgames, do you ever get one that you've reviewed before? If that happened, do you think you'd recognize it?

     

    Just wondering...

    1. Major Arlene

      Major Arlene

      It's happened once or twice, and usually I recognize it. Sometimes, if the name sounds familiar, I'll go searching back through my channel to see if I have played it. Sometimes I'll get to working on the review, realize it looks familiar, and stop until I can determine whether or not I've played it already. I dunno what the odds are of running across a map twice are, but it isn't totally impossible :P

  12. I always pick the most "exciting" looking automatic YouTube thumbnails for my videos. Which means I hate when this happens:

     

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    2. Ichor

      Ichor

      I don't know...#2 looks kind of nice. Certainly better than #1.

    3. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      @Spectre01 I picked the one in the middle. ;-) Just 'cuz that was the default.

       

      @Ichor Funny, they all look like #2 to me. (Worst pun ever -- I humbly apologize!)

    4. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      You don't get a punching Picky one, so sad.

  13. Heh, might have found my new favorite math comics....

     

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    456-top-10-signs-you-are-a-mathematician

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    2. Memfis

      Memfis

      Maybe it means that whenever there is an ∀, there is an ∃ as well? Because they are usually used together. Or something.

    3. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      That makes sense.... you're probably correct.

    4. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      @Memfis Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense to me.

  14. You know what's ironic?

     

    Certain doomworld members complain that non-Doom-related statuses push the Doom-related statuses off of the front page.

    Admins push all the statuses off the front page.

    Certain doomworld members are happy.

     

    :-P

    1. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      Simple solution: Set up your following preferences accordingly, and you get to see all that you want to see, and you don't get to see what you don't want to see.

       

      Win/Win for the most part.

    2. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      I've already done that. :-)

       

      Actually, I'm not complaining about anything... I just thought it was ironic that people would complain about how scarce Doom-related status updates are on the front page, and then being happy when there are no status updates at all.

    3. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      I don't see the paradox. Status updates still exist within the confines of what I would call a "reverse ignore feature", and that makes the current solution a better one from my point of view. If there ever was a way to ignore status updates by singular people, rather than having to find out whose updates I might be interested in or not, then I'd certainly think of that as an improvement for everybody involved. The positive side effect is that more attention is being drawn towards the forums at this point. Not all of this attention is "good" per se, but at least you can weed-out things individually there.

  15. Just got laid off of my job! :'( Boss came in first thing this morning and notified me. Man, what a lousy way to start October!

     

    *Sigh* Shouldn't have too much trouble getting re-employed somewhere, given my credentials. I'm optimistic... I'm just a sad optimist right now.

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    2. UglyStru

      UglyStru

      @Pavera must be nice! I'm from New Haven but I'm currently living in southern Hartford county. Waterbury to New Britain and everything in between just consists of tons of people and nothing to do. If Litchfield county wasn't so far away from my job, I'd move up there in a heartbeat. 

    3. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      Sorry to hear that. Cheers, bro. I saw the word "California" and thought you may come, but I actually read that sentence and feel sad...

    4. Pavera

      Pavera

      @stru It's nice for sure. I moved up here from Norwalk about a year ago, bought a house in New Milford. I still commute to Norwalk every day, but it's worth it coming home to a nice peaceful place. Norwalk wasn't so bad, but the traffic was awful and nobody knows how to drive down there. Lots of good restaurants though. Cool to see a fellow Connecticutian on the board.

  16. This status update is posted from my new PC...

     

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  17. Your avatar is great! ;-)

    1. Armaetus

      Armaetus

      Smart Doomguy is smart.

    2. vita

      vita

      Ugh, no, doomguy in these glasses and with such a face looks stupid.

    3. Mario98x
  18. All the parts for my PC have arrived! :-o

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    2. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      OK, thanks! I'll keep that in mind.

       

      Also, are there any brands of monitors I should avoid? The internet gurus are not very helpful on this point -- they make it sound like getting a "good" vs. a "bad" monitor is pretty much luck-of-the-draw no matter which brand you go with. I'm mostly concerned with longevity, hoping not to have to replace my monitors every 2 years, if possible.

    3. UglyStru

      UglyStru

      I've never had a problem with any specific brand of monitors or TVs except for Vizio. Their customer service is atrocious and their products do not last very long. 

       

      I have a BenQ monitor and love it. My friend has two Samsungs and loves them. My coworker has an Asus and loves it. It's really about the model number. Do some research on the model number and make sure it doesn't have any known faults or anything. 

    4. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      OK, thanks for all the help Stru! :-)

  19. Stumbled across this, thought it was cute in a twisted sort of way:

     

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    2. galileo31dos01

      galileo31dos01

      If I were that doomguy I'd shoot that skull three more times, to make sure it's really really dead, like really really really dead.

    3. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      Right. It's probably a lost soul pretending to have fallen off the top of a revenant. We can't take any chances! ;-)

    4. Ghost-Cat-Sarah

      Ghost-Cat-Sarah

      when someone eats the last slice of the pizza

  20. I have literally had this exact conversation with co-workers before! XD

     

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIOwrpFVAAAYn4M.jpg:large

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    2. fraggle

      fraggle

      Yes, I know all of that. I even explicitly said I pretty much despise the guy. I'm not sure how to make that clearer.

       

      My only point was that this stereotype of gamers as overweight 37 year olds living in their basements seems rather laughably out of date in 2017, when there are high-profile people like him raking in the cash for doing it.

    3. GarrettChan

      GarrettChan

      I don't really like watching things just to kill my time unless I'm depressed and don't want to do anything (like now). I also consider watching sports is totally the same as watching a stream. If I'm watching a whatever thing I don't really care (or you can consider I just want some background noise for X reasons), I'll have my Rubik's Cube with me.

       

      I usually only watch informative gameplay videos, but it limits to somebody I know well (maybe) or something I've played. Sometimes I'll watch blind playthroughs for fun, but it's kind of unlikely. To be honest, gaming is some brain working to me unless you just play some games that doesn't even require thinking, or low amount of thinking. I don't think playing games is that bad until it gets in the way of your life, which doesn't happen to me, so I still think gaming is a positive thing for me.

    4. Bashe

      Bashe

      I'll be sure to tell Vinny he's a failure at life who lives with his parents (ANYTHING but that!!) :)

  21. TFW you write a C file, save it, check it in, then realize that it has 666 lines. :-o

  22. Dude, that avatar ROCKS!! (Pun intended)

  23. I'm officially evil, guys! >:-D

    1. leodoom85

      leodoom85

      666PercentHealth now?

      XD

    2. Xyzzy01

      Xyzzy01

      Here, take this!

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