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  1. So I’m planning on upgrading Shin Doomguy further by adding severed Imp spikes to the armor (like on the shoulders, elbows, knees, and even the boots). 

     

    Yea or nay?

  2. So I discovered the hard way that the only way your Doomguy cosplay will ever get noticed or positive comments is if it’s an exact replica of the Praetor suit.
    Welp, time to go cry in the shower lol

  3. So how would this look as a "modern classic" variant of a DG cosplay? It already seems to be a more streamlined and modernized version of the classic Doomguy armor (and yes, that POLICE sign is sold separately) image.jpg

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    1. Voros

      Voros

      Good enough.

    2. Man of Doom

      Man of Doom

      Unfortunately, I just found out that the riot armor is only available for government officers (military, law enforcement, etc.)

       

      A private citizen such as myself can’t purchase this. 

  4. In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, I will not be bringing my pistol prop with me to Animate Florida, out of respect for those injured/killed in the shooting. 

    Same for the super shotgun prop that I've been waiting on.

    1. fraggle

      fraggle

      Probably a good idea regardless of the shooting. 

  5. And now my depression is back. 

     

    Welp, it was fun while it lasted. 

    1. MrGlide

      MrGlide

      if you need to talk about it feel free.

    2. DOOMmarine918
    3. MrGlide

      MrGlide

      That doesnt help everyone, some people it can cause more problems than it solves. Also, based on where he is, weed could be a serious legal issue. The best thing is to identify why you're depressed, and handle it at it's source. I know a lot about depression, and if anyone needs help, or someone to talk to about it, feel free to contact me on here.

  6. I'm seriously considering just taking a semester off at the very least. 

     

    I have to get my mental health back up again, and for real this time, not just a temporary boost that already seems to be wearing off as of now. 

  7. https://imgur.com/a/nwo8G

     

    Found an Easter egg while playing that new game Ruiner. Am not disappointed. 

  8. So I was originally planning on posting this in the Doom 3 General forum, but I'm afraid that might cause an excess of shitposting, so I'll just put this here to get it off my chest:

     

    I can't help but feel that out of all of Doom3Guy's death screams/groans, only one of them sounds like he's actually dying. The rest sound like…

    …something else entirely. 

    1. Voros

      Voros

      illuminati confirmed

  9. So apparently, Heretic has a "wimpy" death, where if you're killed by an attack that does 10 points of damage or less, the player makes a death sound that sounds weak and pathetic. 

     

    Does anyone know what it sounds like?

    1. ETTiNGRiNDER

      ETTiNGRiNDER

      PLRWDTH in the IWAD.  It's sort of an groaning pain grunt.

  10. So I've had a bit of a realization regarding Marvel Comics characters and their FPS counterparts. 

    I have good reason to believe that BJ Blazkowicz is the equivalent of Captain America, and the Doomslayer is the equivalent of the Punisher. 

  11. So something I've been thinking about regarding my cosplay:

     

    A common critique that it gets is that the helmet looks rather big in comparison to my armor, and that a potential solution is to have bigger shoulder pads. Only question is, how should the shoulder pads be designed?

  12. So after a few weeks of battling potential depression, it appears that I am now back on my shit.

    Hell yes.

  13. First Irma, now we're facing Hurricane Maria. 

     

    y tho?

    1. TootsyBowl

      TootsyBowl

      Cos Florida.

       

      May chainsaw nun, bath salts zombie, and Florida Man protect you.

    2. Nevander

      Nevander

      When will this hurricane madness stop?

    3. TootsyBowl

      TootsyBowl

      When a new ice age starts.

  14. Late-night rant:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that my folks only want me to date and support a particular kind of girl, rather than any person I choose. Namely, they want the "modest yet soulful" girl who is considered "presentable and normal," not the type who is all tattooed or has had plastic surgery done.  In fact, I think they'd rather see me on a dating site than to continue talking to someone a few years older than me or someone who seems like they're compensating for daddy issues/low self-esteem/something, when it's clearly not the case for most examples. 

     

    I know there's truth in the "beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside" argument, and it doesn't help my case that during my high school days I only chased cheerleader types. And yes, I have found that there are some people out there who really do need to seek professional help; bodily modified or not. 

    As a result, I've become far more careful with who I associate myself with. 

    But at the same time, some of the nicest, sweetest, and most well-spoken people I've interacted with so far are the ones who have radically changed their physical appearances. 

    No matter what I keep telling my parents nowadays, I am not interested in trying to find a girl to date.

    Right now, I'm more concerned with self-improvement and trying to achieve my goals. In other words, finding a girl is the LAST thing on my mind right now. 

     

    I know I'm just rambling on and on right now, but I've got to let this rant out, and it's 1 AM over here. 

    1. Neurosis

      Neurosis

      Well it ain't really up to them now is it? Parents always want what THEY want for you, not what YOU want for you. Believe me, I've two thick skulled parents who won't listen to reason when I know i'm right. Do I know everything? No, but I know what's best for ME. When it comes to that specific scenario, I found Robert Downey Jr's quote to be fitting: "Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway."

    2. Man of Doom

      Man of Doom

      Heh, that's pretty much what I've been doing anyway, or at least, what I've been trying to do.

       

      I know I haven't always made the best decisions, but hey, a man's gotta have experience, right?

  15. So there's a friend of my cosplayer friend, and it seems like she may actually be having suicidal thoughts as of late (as in, these past few hours). 

     

    What do?

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    2. Captain Ventris

      Captain Ventris

      Okay, so has she been explicitly telling people close to her that she's feeling suicidal (I.e. actively seeking help), or has she simply seemed to be entertaining the idea (suicidal ideation)?

       

      Basically the big mistake people make is to think the best course of action is to let someone know they can talk to you and then wait for them to bring it up. If someone is able/feels they are able to do that/feels that will actually help, they're likely already doing so and will more then likely be okay as a result.

       

      On the other hand, people that actually DO commit suicide are often people who see things as hopeless and futile. This is why so many suicides are surprising to people: the person was to suicidal to communicate it. THAT's why the people close to someone who may be suicidal need to take it upon themselves to approach, ask the person how they're feeling, and directly ask what they can do. Someone in an awful emotional state needs to see someone demonstrate care and concern of their own volition, and they need to be SHOWN that there is help and a possibility to recover.

    3. Man of Doom

      Man of Doom

      For the most part, it seems like she's entertaining the idea, namely by starting with posting vague Twitter updates about how "people are evil," then just disappearing from all social media altogether. Normally, I wouldn't really blame her, as I'm seriously considering just deleting my Facebook account.

       

      However, what really got me were the Twitter updates she had posted prior to dropping off the face of the earth.

       

      Only real issue is that I don't know her personally, but my friend does (he's also been taking a break from social media). As a result, I have no clue as to how to reach out to her. Maybe by trying to contact some of her friends, maybe?

    4. Captain Ventris

      Captain Ventris

      It's a rough position: if you don't know her closely it can be seen as pretty invasive to reach out to her friends about it. The things she was saying were public, so people around her and closer to her likely know about whatever the issue is. Now if she's talking about people being evil, that's exteenalizing whatever her feelings are. TYPICALLY actual suicidal thoughts are based on internalized thoughts, I.e. beliefs about yourself and your quality of life rather then an outward blame on others.

       

      If you and your friend are VERY close (enough to know with 200% certainty that a private conversation won't get around), you could ask them if they know anything/have any idea about what's going on, but it sounds like you're too far outside her personal circle to know enough/be close enough to her to be able to provide full on, legitimate support in this situation.

  16. Too long; will read anyway- 
    Prior to heading to the hotel, our next-door neighbor tells us that we were the only neighborhood in the subdivision without power, and this was because of a downed power line in a neighborhood adjacent to us, and one of the branches in our neighborhood had caught one of the power cables. At least it's nice to know how we ended up being the only ones without power so far. 


    As my family and I were heading off to the hotel, we get a voicemail from the manager of the hotel. It turns out that the hotel has no power either, and all reservations have since been cancelled. Anyway, we decide to use this time to go out to lunch, at a Vietnamese restaurant that's relatively new, and is already an excellent place to eat. Of course we all have some soup, and still no updates on the power outage. 


    Before we headed home, we decided to get gas for the car. Of course, gas stations after a hurricane are just as bad before a hurricane, so of course there's either no gas, or incredibly long lines. Not helping was this elderly gentleman who not only decided to get only 3 gallons for his car, he also decided to get out of the gas station in the worst imaginable way. So after a good while of *that*, my mom then keeps trying to check for updates on the power outage, but this time she can't seem to get an update. 

     

    As soon as we get home, the same next-door neighbor tells us that the power has just been restored 20 minutes before we got home.

     

     

    Too long; didn't read- Vietnamese soup fixes everything, from the common cold to friggin' power outages.

  17. So that was Hurricane Irma. 

    I'm happy to report that we're obviously still standing, and we actually got the least violent section of the storm in Florida, despite being in the worst quadrant of the storm (hell, all of Florida got hit with the worst quadrant). 
    That being said, this was NOT Hurricane Matthew. I'm taking a drive around with my family, and there is quite a bit of damage (as in, entire trees ripped off their stumps, bent traffic posts, intersection lights facing other ways, and lots of downed power lines). Plus, I'm typing this from my phone, as the power is still yet to come back on. 
    So if Matthew was a Cybermoose, then Irma was most definitely an Aranea Imperatrix in terms of both size and intensity (both from Doom 2016).

    1. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      Glad to hear you're all right, man! I can't even imagine how scary it would be trying to live through potential disasters like that...

  18. Looks like my luck has finally run out with this hurricane. 

     

    See you all on the other side.

    1. Tango
    2. Clay

      Clay

      Hope you are okay man.

  19. So I found out that a Category 1 hurricane needs to have 74 MPH in sustained winds, not gusts (we're getting about 76 MPH max in gusts) 


    For me, it looks like a repeat of Hurricane Matthew from last year (which funnily enough, struck on my birthday) :P

    1. Man of Doom

      Man of Doom

      And in case you're wondering, the damage done to my area with Matthew was negligible at best (we only lost power for like 5 minutes, and we were asleep when it happened).

  20. Today's 8AM update: I'm most definitely out of the cone of death, but the major concern still standing is the wind, not the rain. For my area, we'll be expecting gusts of about 75 MPH or possibly less.

     

    However, the risk of tornadoes has increased, and there's already reports of outages to two counties south of where I live.

  21. Irma update:

    More and more models seem to be tracking more towards the west, meaning that chances of a direct hit on the Florida peninsula seem to be going down. In other words, I may not be seeing the eyewall.

     

    However, the panhandle might be seeing more action. That being said, it also means the peninsula will be seeing the second-worst place of the hurricane (after the eyewall), which is the northeastern quadrant notorious for having some of the strongest winds in the hurricane. 

     

    Btw, last day of updates will be tomorrow, then I go silent for the big storm on Sunday.

  22. Confirmed:

    My area is going to see the eyewall of Irma. At this point, I'll be lucky if my house is still standing by Monday.

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    2. Ahmed

      Ahmed

      Living in Florida? It says in the news

    3. Jthom

      Jthom

      Sorry to hear it, good luck man.

    4. Anidrex_1009

      Anidrex_1009

      Stay strong, wish you the best of luck. 

  23. Currently, all models point to the eastern end of the peninsula getting the eyewall of Irma (which is where I live, but I don't live in an evacuation zone).

     

    Hope I make it out alive.

    1. Ichor

      Ichor

      It looks to be a close one. Some models are keeping it just barely offshore, and others are saying it will clip the edge of Florida near the southern tip then quickly move due northward and off the coast. South Carolina/Georgia looks like the main target here.

    2. Anidrex_1009

      Anidrex_1009

      Wish you the best of luck! Keep the strength ready and the morale high, hope nothing bad happens.

  24. A bit of good news:

    Irma seems to be heading more northerly than expected, meaning that all models have been changed so that the storm is projected to just barely miss Florida. 

    A bit of bad news:
    Only the American projections reflect this, whereas the European models still project the entire state being engulfed by the storm.

  25. So there's a very good chance I'll have to evacuate due to Hurricane Irma, as so far, it looks like the worst of it will directly strike my home (as in, the walls of the eye will be on top of where I live).

     

    I'm not concerned about evacuating, so much as the panic over whether or not I'll have a home to return to.

    1. Zakken

      Zakken

      Good luck, dude. Hope you'll be fine

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