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  1. I am currently trying to teach myself Spanish. I've been on and off at it for a couple of months, right now I can read BBC Mundo at full speed with about 50% accuracy. It is slightly boring though, the news is dull in any language, and I want to start getting some real practice in. I know there are a few Spanish speakers here, can anyone recommend a lively irc channel I can lurk about in so I can get a feel for the spoken variety? I promise not to ask where to find any restaurants, hotels, beaches, cafe's or pubs, or ask everybody how old they are, where they are from and how many brothers or sisters they have (one of the benefits of learning stuff your own way...)

    My goal is just to get passable at understanding it before I have the need to actually speak it aloud among people who do not speak English (or francais). Which is a while away, so I'm in no rush.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      lupinx-Kassman said:

      Tendras que ir te a Espania. Es el mejor modo :P.


      Maybe if I hadn't spend the last four months on holiday already....

      Although on the other hand, now we're all one big happy family I guess I could look for work there.

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  2. I am currently trying to teach myself Spanish. I've been on and off at it for a couple of months, right now I can read BBC Mundo at full speed with about 50% accuracy. It is slightly boring though, the news is dull in any language, and I want to start getting some real practice in. I know there are a few Spanish speakers here, can anyone recommend a lively irc channel I can lurk about in so I can get a feel for the spoken variety? I promise not to ask where to find any restaurants, hotels, beaches, cafe's or pubs, or ask everybody how old they are, where they are from and how many brothers or sisters they have (one of the benefits of learning stuff your own way...)

    My goal is just to get passable at understanding it before I have the need to actually speak it aloud among people who do not speak English (or francais). Which is a while away, so I'm in no rush.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Why? I don't know. Why do I get out of bed? Why do I eat breakfast? Why do I brush my teeth? Why do you bother asking? Why?

      If you really want the reason, the reason is I want to.

      Bucket said:

      Move to Miami.


      Heh, I was actually in the airport there not long ago, in transit to England, I wasn't sure if I had actually left Ecuador. They took my fingerprints and mugshot though, so I knew I was in the USA.

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  3. It's January 27th again. I am twenty-one years old now.

    Ex-girlfriend is found out to be clinically mentally ill (nothing new but shocking nonetheless), besides suffering from anemia.

    Had two midterm exams (Databases and Mathematical Analysis 3). Had to not go to the MA3 one (which I've been leaving behind for two school years now) because I didn't have time to study for it. Four down, four more to go (plus whatever I might have to repeat seeing as there aren't any grades out yet). Three assignments to be completed (a report on Databases, another on Graphics Programming and the whole of Distributed Systems).

    Got mugged, lost my (only three month old) cellphone.

    Life kicks ass, though.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      BBG said:

      Most smart muggers either carry a gun or nothing at all, nothing in-between. And regardless, the match-stick thing allows you draw it and be ready to strike a fuck of a lot faster than most people with a knife would be able to, even removing a fixed blade knife would take longer in unskilled hands.


      Why dont you just skip all that and carry around a nice big gun. If you're going to wound or kill someone, at least do it safely and reliably so you are in no danger of being unable to pursue your daytime hobbies due to foolish injury.

      Or, you could carry around a nice big cake. It can be used in emergencies as a peace offering, or to blind your assailant so you can eat his liver with a knife.

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      chilvence

      Bucket said:

      HOW THE HELL DOES A PLASMA GUN SOUND LIKE GUITAR AND MARBLES YOU FUCK?


      Because SFX people are really crazy? But anyway, it just does.

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      chilvence

      eh? No Bashe got it. Sorry I thought this thing had dissolved into the ether.

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  4. As you can see, the crest is a dead retard suspended above a field of axes recently used to kill retards. I might add the flames of burning retards in the background to get the point across, which is Dead Retards.

    Anyone who can help me come up with something funny and latin (like Dead Retards) to put on the scroll wins membership to this very select society.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      What a horrible waste. Mother would be very cross.

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      chilvence

      Bashe said:

      Is it the plasma rifle from Doom?


      Yet to be proven...


      I thought everyone had given up. I don't have an electric guitar around to try it with though, so it's bugging me like hell.

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  5. I have a problem and I need to talk about it. Thankfully, I suppose this small niche of forum users that know little about me will be able provide some comfort and wise words and advice. The good thing about being in touch with you guys and having no idea who you are is that that allows me to place full trust in you and let you know absolutely everything (things are simply better off one's chest rather than on it), even though you're not important to me and I'm certainly even less important to you. Also, the probability of anyone close to me reading this is close to null so there's not much to lose, apart from a bit of nervousness.

    First and foremost, heh, relax. The problem's not me. It's my girlfriend, which is bad enough. While I have no actual (ie clinical) proof she actually suffers from that disorder some of her behaviors ever since we first met and began our relationship are totally unusual. Better yet, harmful - mainly to herself, because her attitude tends to make people who are less patient stay away from her.

    (Long story short: those two moments, which happened approximately nine months ago, had a 12 hour lapse between them (!); yeah, I took the chance and I have yet to find out whether I regret it or not.)

    I first noticed something wasn't right because she was extremely suspicious of the reactions I had whenever this girl who I had some feelings for before her passed by. Any look, short as it would be, would be interpreted as flirting when it wasn't at all. I struggled to make her believe she had all my attention, but the idea was firm. At the time I reckoned it was plain jealousy, but it was completely exaggerated. With time this stopped being an important concern, because more serious issues came about.

    She usually tends to think any comments and actions directed to her are actually offensive and malicious criticisms, so particularly if anyone is actually joking with her, she'll simply shut up and walk away with the impression she is not wanted wherever she might be which in itself really is offensive (once, she even thought an sms message she received congratulating her for a very high exam score was a threat). This was very evident, since my friends are generally very witty and sarcastic. Her tendency to see people as hostile takes other forms, as she feels that if someone else befriends a friend of hers it's with the intent of taking them away from her. And this is what I find specially important and I'd be dumb if I didn't, because it's this thought that's ruining her life even though she holds certain people on very high accounts and they are immune to these beliefs.

    See, when we started dating, she had a very close friend (which I'll call X since I'm not telling my GF's name either). Eventually our friends groups started getting along well. In fact, so well X started dating one of my best friends. The truth is, X got along with my friends much better than my girlfriend did, and you probably guessed it, their relationship started going downhill from there, because my girlfriend blamed X for my friends' hatred towards her which is simply nonexistent (at most, they just don't talk to my GF as much as they talk to X, who admittedly is more accessible). This blaming made her friends afraid of her, and they probably resented what she was doing to X. She quickly passed on to blame X for her friends' distance and soon after that, X's presence became so unbearable to her she would even avoid being at my place (somewhat ironically, X's boyfriend is my roommate). She gained the belief X is seeking to completely destroy her and her achievements.

    As you can notice, she victimizes herself. A lot, really. On her birthday, she insisted I'd have dinner with my colleagues rather than her because we had to complete an assignment that was getting overdue. Despite the fact the rest of my team made the commitment of doing my part of the work which I was extremely grateful for, I ended up having dinner alone at a bar because she went home without telling me and turned her phone off, while they were doing my work on their own. Later, when I was going home, she complained she had been alone on her birthday again and that people kept forgetting her and that some even made fun of her. I didn't feel like taking crap that day and told her it was her fault she had been alone which hurt her lots. She doesn't realize she does this kind of stuff. On another example, her belief that I might prefer being with my friends instead of her (and that they don't want her by either) prompts her to tell me to get together with them, which I'm obviously reluctant to do even if I feel like being with them. If I go with them, I went with them; if I go with her, they'll blame her for not being with them (not). She has a tendency to believe things will end up turning on her; however she seems ok with badmouthing people (esp. X) unless she's the target.

    Problems are also totally unmanageable to her. She lives with her uncle, with whom she doesn't have a very personal relationship (in fact her room is rented) although he is quite friendly towards her. He started to make plans to move out of that house but he guaranteed her parents he'd keep renting the room especially for her. However, she believes that's unlikely to happen and that she'll have to quit studying because she's not willing to go any place else with new people. In her freshman year she lived with a girl who was completely disrespectful of her which was very draining, and she does not want to go through that again. No matter how much I tell her that was a one-off situation, she prefers quitting to taking the chance.

    Speaking of dropping out of uni, my GF was on the verge of doing just that this last term. Her biggest problem is X, who she continuously holds responsible for most of her troubles. In fact, when X got fed up with her accusations, she simply told her "it's your own damn fault people don't want to be near you at all". It took me this whole summer to make my GF unpack her shit again.

    I've been able to cope with this, mostly because I am probably the only person she trusts in enough to tell stuff about herself and I think I understand why she acts this way. I think she sometimes notices she's not doing it right (she didn't tell me what X said to her, I had to ask X herself), but all of this makes sense to her. It would make sense to me: if you didn't believe in yourself who else would? Sometimes things are not as simple as they look. Yes, she might look for invalid excuses for her behavior. But no, she's no spoiled brat. She lost her virginity to a rape in an elevator when she was 17 and that was the second attempt, her ex-boyfriend was an abusive moron, not to mention her freshman year. Obviously, despite her (awesome, cute) looks she doesn't hesitate to mention how ugly she is. She IS paranoid about stuff and accuses people of trying, according to their best interests, to make her realize that.

    I am scared I'll not be able to cope with this anymore, since a couple of hours ago it took on a whole new direction. Maybe I didn't place much emphasis on the X problem. OK, let me put it this way, my GF thinks X is the root of all evil that hurts her. Granted, X might seem a bit too friendly to everyone. I wouldn't be too surprised if she actually backstabbed anyone. But currently she's not a threat, at all, nor do I think she'll ever be, at least any more than my GF might be to her. Anyway, this new direction is a very scary one. My GF is receptive towards metaphysical considerations, and someone very intelligent (if you know what i mean) in her family suggested X - damn, I feel embarrassed - might have some sort of black aura around her. What the fuck is happening here? Yes, mysticism. Sometimes we make up some seriously... uh... (fuck it) dumb excuses for what we do... we might blame the next one, that's human nature. But this just feels... inhuman.

    So that's it, folks. It's out of my chest. Yes, obviously I should dump her but no, I'm not doing that. I think I can make her better. I'm young and I don't mind wasting a bit of my oh-so-precious sex life with this girl because I'm probably the only person she truly loves and I love her too. I truly hope from the bottom of my heart she's not becoming nuts with all this and that I can do something to prevent it because I feel I'm the only person who'll ever be capable of doing such a thing.

    And the irony is that she's a Psychology student.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Well, you managed to change between two posts from being adamantly negative to at least considering a good outcome. That's all I'm talking about. For the next step I suggest you experiment with soft drugs and start listening to James Brown. At least one of those will have a guaranteed military grade positive effect (just dont overdo it..)

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  6. I have a problem and I need to talk about it. Thankfully, I suppose this small niche of forum users that know little about me will be able provide some comfort and wise words and advice. The good thing about being in touch with you guys and having no idea who you are is that that allows me to place full trust in you and let you know absolutely everything (things are simply better off one's chest rather than on it), even though you're not important to me and I'm certainly even less important to you. Also, the probability of anyone close to me reading this is close to null so there's not much to lose, apart from a bit of nervousness.

    First and foremost, heh, relax. The problem's not me. It's my girlfriend, which is bad enough. While I have no actual (ie clinical) proof she actually suffers from that disorder some of her behaviors ever since we first met and began our relationship are totally unusual. Better yet, harmful - mainly to herself, because her attitude tends to make people who are less patient stay away from her.

    (Long story short: those two moments, which happened approximately nine months ago, had a 12 hour lapse between them (!); yeah, I took the chance and I have yet to find out whether I regret it or not.)

    I first noticed something wasn't right because she was extremely suspicious of the reactions I had whenever this girl who I had some feelings for before her passed by. Any look, short as it would be, would be interpreted as flirting when it wasn't at all. I struggled to make her believe she had all my attention, but the idea was firm. At the time I reckoned it was plain jealousy, but it was completely exaggerated. With time this stopped being an important concern, because more serious issues came about.

    She usually tends to think any comments and actions directed to her are actually offensive and malicious criticisms, so particularly if anyone is actually joking with her, she'll simply shut up and walk away with the impression she is not wanted wherever she might be which in itself really is offensive (once, she even thought an sms message she received congratulating her for a very high exam score was a threat). This was very evident, since my friends are generally very witty and sarcastic. Her tendency to see people as hostile takes other forms, as she feels that if someone else befriends a friend of hers it's with the intent of taking them away from her. And this is what I find specially important and I'd be dumb if I didn't, because it's this thought that's ruining her life even though she holds certain people on very high accounts and they are immune to these beliefs.

    See, when we started dating, she had a very close friend (which I'll call X since I'm not telling my GF's name either). Eventually our friends groups started getting along well. In fact, so well X started dating one of my best friends. The truth is, X got along with my friends much better than my girlfriend did, and you probably guessed it, their relationship started going downhill from there, because my girlfriend blamed X for my friends' hatred towards her which is simply nonexistent (at most, they just don't talk to my GF as much as they talk to X, who admittedly is more accessible). This blaming made her friends afraid of her, and they probably resented what she was doing to X. She quickly passed on to blame X for her friends' distance and soon after that, X's presence became so unbearable to her she would even avoid being at my place (somewhat ironically, X's boyfriend is my roommate). She gained the belief X is seeking to completely destroy her and her achievements.

    As you can notice, she victimizes herself. A lot, really. On her birthday, she insisted I'd have dinner with my colleagues rather than her because we had to complete an assignment that was getting overdue. Despite the fact the rest of my team made the commitment of doing my part of the work which I was extremely grateful for, I ended up having dinner alone at a bar because she went home without telling me and turned her phone off, while they were doing my work on their own. Later, when I was going home, she complained she had been alone on her birthday again and that people kept forgetting her and that some even made fun of her. I didn't feel like taking crap that day and told her it was her fault she had been alone which hurt her lots. She doesn't realize she does this kind of stuff. On another example, her belief that I might prefer being with my friends instead of her (and that they don't want her by either) prompts her to tell me to get together with them, which I'm obviously reluctant to do even if I feel like being with them. If I go with them, I went with them; if I go with her, they'll blame her for not being with them (not). She has a tendency to believe things will end up turning on her; however she seems ok with badmouthing people (esp. X) unless she's the target.

    Problems are also totally unmanageable to her. She lives with her uncle, with whom she doesn't have a very personal relationship (in fact her room is rented) although he is quite friendly towards her. He started to make plans to move out of that house but he guaranteed her parents he'd keep renting the room especially for her. However, she believes that's unlikely to happen and that she'll have to quit studying because she's not willing to go any place else with new people. In her freshman year she lived with a girl who was completely disrespectful of her which was very draining, and she does not want to go through that again. No matter how much I tell her that was a one-off situation, she prefers quitting to taking the chance.

    Speaking of dropping out of uni, my GF was on the verge of doing just that this last term. Her biggest problem is X, who she continuously holds responsible for most of her troubles. In fact, when X got fed up with her accusations, she simply told her "it's your own damn fault people don't want to be near you at all". It took me this whole summer to make my GF unpack her shit again.

    I've been able to cope with this, mostly because I am probably the only person she trusts in enough to tell stuff about herself and I think I understand why she acts this way. I think she sometimes notices she's not doing it right (she didn't tell me what X said to her, I had to ask X herself), but all of this makes sense to her. It would make sense to me: if you didn't believe in yourself who else would? Sometimes things are not as simple as they look. Yes, she might look for invalid excuses for her behavior. But no, she's no spoiled brat. She lost her virginity to a rape in an elevator when she was 17 and that was the second attempt, her ex-boyfriend was an abusive moron, not to mention her freshman year. Obviously, despite her (awesome, cute) looks she doesn't hesitate to mention how ugly she is. She IS paranoid about stuff and accuses people of trying, according to their best interests, to make her realize that.

    I am scared I'll not be able to cope with this anymore, since a couple of hours ago it took on a whole new direction. Maybe I didn't place much emphasis on the X problem. OK, let me put it this way, my GF thinks X is the root of all evil that hurts her. Granted, X might seem a bit too friendly to everyone. I wouldn't be too surprised if she actually backstabbed anyone. But currently she's not a threat, at all, nor do I think she'll ever be, at least any more than my GF might be to her. Anyway, this new direction is a very scary one. My GF is receptive towards metaphysical considerations, and someone very intelligent (if you know what i mean) in her family suggested X - damn, I feel embarrassed - might have some sort of black aura around her. What the fuck is happening here? Yes, mysticism. Sometimes we make up some seriously... uh... (fuck it) dumb excuses for what we do... we might blame the next one, that's human nature. But this just feels... inhuman.

    So that's it, folks. It's out of my chest. Yes, obviously I should dump her but no, I'm not doing that. I think I can make her better. I'm young and I don't mind wasting a bit of my oh-so-precious sex life with this girl because I'm probably the only person she truly loves and I love her too. I truly hope from the bottom of my heart she's not becoming nuts with all this and that I can do something to prevent it because I feel I'm the only person who'll ever be capable of doing such a thing.

    And the irony is that she's a Psychology student.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      DOOMinator said:

      She missed that critical period in her life where she was supposed to have normal social development and now she thinks everyone hates her ... ....
      Sad, but I used to purposely put myself in situations just so I could say "I KNEW IT! You were against me the whole time!"


      There isn't a critical period. You're either nice to people you meet or you're not. If it seems like everyone is against you, then either everyone you know is a shallow cunt or they're just bored of hearing how they're all against you, you being so different and important and all. Either way, just keep talking to new people until you meet some that you can stand being around for more than half an hour.

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      chilvence

      The shiny, metal looking spheres definitely do not have any abstract reference in them. If they're really that confusing, just think of them as small steel balls. Like pinballs. Think of the pinballs, think of the noises yes.

      Janderson said:

      Which answer?


      Number one. Still miles to go though. I bet no one ever ever ever gets this.

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  7. I have a problem and I need to talk about it. Thankfully, I suppose this small niche of forum users that know little about me will be able provide some comfort and wise words and advice. The good thing about being in touch with you guys and having no idea who you are is that that allows me to place full trust in you and let you know absolutely everything (things are simply better off one's chest rather than on it), even though you're not important to me and I'm certainly even less important to you. Also, the probability of anyone close to me reading this is close to null so there's not much to lose, apart from a bit of nervousness.

    First and foremost, heh, relax. The problem's not me. It's my girlfriend, which is bad enough. While I have no actual (ie clinical) proof she actually suffers from that disorder some of her behaviors ever since we first met and began our relationship are totally unusual. Better yet, harmful - mainly to herself, because her attitude tends to make people who are less patient stay away from her.

    (Long story short: those two moments, which happened approximately nine months ago, had a 12 hour lapse between them (!); yeah, I took the chance and I have yet to find out whether I regret it or not.)

    I first noticed something wasn't right because she was extremely suspicious of the reactions I had whenever this girl who I had some feelings for before her passed by. Any look, short as it would be, would be interpreted as flirting when it wasn't at all. I struggled to make her believe she had all my attention, but the idea was firm. At the time I reckoned it was plain jealousy, but it was completely exaggerated. With time this stopped being an important concern, because more serious issues came about.

    She usually tends to think any comments and actions directed to her are actually offensive and malicious criticisms, so particularly if anyone is actually joking with her, she'll simply shut up and walk away with the impression she is not wanted wherever she might be which in itself really is offensive (once, she even thought an sms message she received congratulating her for a very high exam score was a threat). This was very evident, since my friends are generally very witty and sarcastic. Her tendency to see people as hostile takes other forms, as she feels that if someone else befriends a friend of hers it's with the intent of taking them away from her. And this is what I find specially important and I'd be dumb if I didn't, because it's this thought that's ruining her life even though she holds certain people on very high accounts and they are immune to these beliefs.

    See, when we started dating, she had a very close friend (which I'll call X since I'm not telling my GF's name either). Eventually our friends groups started getting along well. In fact, so well X started dating one of my best friends. The truth is, X got along with my friends much better than my girlfriend did, and you probably guessed it, their relationship started going downhill from there, because my girlfriend blamed X for my friends' hatred towards her which is simply nonexistent (at most, they just don't talk to my GF as much as they talk to X, who admittedly is more accessible). This blaming made her friends afraid of her, and they probably resented what she was doing to X. She quickly passed on to blame X for her friends' distance and soon after that, X's presence became so unbearable to her she would even avoid being at my place (somewhat ironically, X's boyfriend is my roommate). She gained the belief X is seeking to completely destroy her and her achievements.

    As you can notice, she victimizes herself. A lot, really. On her birthday, she insisted I'd have dinner with my colleagues rather than her because we had to complete an assignment that was getting overdue. Despite the fact the rest of my team made the commitment of doing my part of the work which I was extremely grateful for, I ended up having dinner alone at a bar because she went home without telling me and turned her phone off, while they were doing my work on their own. Later, when I was going home, she complained she had been alone on her birthday again and that people kept forgetting her and that some even made fun of her. I didn't feel like taking crap that day and told her it was her fault she had been alone which hurt her lots. She doesn't realize she does this kind of stuff. On another example, her belief that I might prefer being with my friends instead of her (and that they don't want her by either) prompts her to tell me to get together with them, which I'm obviously reluctant to do even if I feel like being with them. If I go with them, I went with them; if I go with her, they'll blame her for not being with them (not). She has a tendency to believe things will end up turning on her; however she seems ok with badmouthing people (esp. X) unless she's the target.

    Problems are also totally unmanageable to her. She lives with her uncle, with whom she doesn't have a very personal relationship (in fact her room is rented) although he is quite friendly towards her. He started to make plans to move out of that house but he guaranteed her parents he'd keep renting the room especially for her. However, she believes that's unlikely to happen and that she'll have to quit studying because she's not willing to go any place else with new people. In her freshman year she lived with a girl who was completely disrespectful of her which was very draining, and she does not want to go through that again. No matter how much I tell her that was a one-off situation, she prefers quitting to taking the chance.

    Speaking of dropping out of uni, my GF was on the verge of doing just that this last term. Her biggest problem is X, who she continuously holds responsible for most of her troubles. In fact, when X got fed up with her accusations, she simply told her "it's your own damn fault people don't want to be near you at all". It took me this whole summer to make my GF unpack her shit again.

    I've been able to cope with this, mostly because I am probably the only person she trusts in enough to tell stuff about herself and I think I understand why she acts this way. I think she sometimes notices she's not doing it right (she didn't tell me what X said to her, I had to ask X herself), but all of this makes sense to her. It would make sense to me: if you didn't believe in yourself who else would? Sometimes things are not as simple as they look. Yes, she might look for invalid excuses for her behavior. But no, she's no spoiled brat. She lost her virginity to a rape in an elevator when she was 17 and that was the second attempt, her ex-boyfriend was an abusive moron, not to mention her freshman year. Obviously, despite her (awesome, cute) looks she doesn't hesitate to mention how ugly she is. She IS paranoid about stuff and accuses people of trying, according to their best interests, to make her realize that.

    I am scared I'll not be able to cope with this anymore, since a couple of hours ago it took on a whole new direction. Maybe I didn't place much emphasis on the X problem. OK, let me put it this way, my GF thinks X is the root of all evil that hurts her. Granted, X might seem a bit too friendly to everyone. I wouldn't be too surprised if she actually backstabbed anyone. But currently she's not a threat, at all, nor do I think she'll ever be, at least any more than my GF might be to her. Anyway, this new direction is a very scary one. My GF is receptive towards metaphysical considerations, and someone very intelligent (if you know what i mean) in her family suggested X - damn, I feel embarrassed - might have some sort of black aura around her. What the fuck is happening here? Yes, mysticism. Sometimes we make up some seriously... uh... (fuck it) dumb excuses for what we do... we might blame the next one, that's human nature. But this just feels... inhuman.

    So that's it, folks. It's out of my chest. Yes, obviously I should dump her but no, I'm not doing that. I think I can make her better. I'm young and I don't mind wasting a bit of my oh-so-precious sex life with this girl because I'm probably the only person she truly loves and I love her too. I truly hope from the bottom of my heart she's not becoming nuts with all this and that I can do something to prevent it because I feel I'm the only person who'll ever be capable of doing such a thing.

    And the irony is that she's a Psychology student.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      There's only one solution to this, assuming she'll actually let you talk to her. Teach her something that'll distract her, like how to paint or play the guitar or whatever, then (hopefully) watch it spill out. Or show her something intresting, like take her to the top of the highest rock you can find and then leave her alone until she calms down. This is a completely backward idea, yes, but damned if I don't want to take that womans head make it see everything in perspective.

      Anyway, I wish you luck, there's never any guarantee that you can make people like this see sense. One of my older brothers is a paranoid [insert conceited medical term here] who somehow finds it impossible to put up with me for more than a week without a fight happening over something ridiculously petty. I've tried getting along with him for years, but since now all he does is treat me like a cunt I've pretty much given up and decided to let him stew. Maybe one day he'll be able to talk to me without irrationally lashing out, but I'd seriously consider it a measure of how willing someone is to admit they're wrong.

      I do know it's pointless trying to compromise with someone you can only have shouting matches with though... so if I were you, next time just ignore it until she decides to speak politely again. Repeat after me: "fuck it."

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      chilvence

      I think asslicker is more an American saying, I don't think I've heard an English person say it. Brown-nose maybe. Anyway, no offense was intended, it was just a bit of tongue in cheek...

      I like everyones answer so far though. Closest person is Janderson.

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    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Meh, It was only an excuse to use a stupid pun anyway. I'll rephrase the puzzle using words. I challenge anyone to find out what sound you can get combining the above three items. There could be any number of answers obviously, you could do a jammin pinball song with a suicide/massacre finale, but the answer I'm rooting for is very close to Doom.

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  8. I've done a few of these. They're dumb.

    Been playing Heretic a lot recently. I tend to go through phases where I play something a hell of a lot to the detriment of all else. Heretic is the current game I'm doing this with. The levels aren't up to much, visually, but the weapons are awesome, and it's so much fun to play.

    Hah, college is finally going fine again, since I busted my ass, and went overboard with it. I've now got my final major project nearly ready to be handed in... with only two weeks to spare.

    Never mind. I could do with some more spare time ;)

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Jayextee said:

      I've now got my final major project nearly ready to be handed in... with only two weeks to spare


      Thats nothing. My flatmate pretty much did everything for his final project in the last two weeks, the last two days of which he was working solidly without sleep, finally finishing everything moments before walking out the door to go and hand it in, and then followed that up straight after with an uninterrupted 12 hour drinking bender in pretty much every pub in town. Then after about 3 and a half hours of sleep, went and did an 8 hour day course on VHF radio for his wakeboarding club. I have never seen a human being punish themself so much.

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  9. Never put a roll of toilet paper in the washing machine.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      If you want a nice even blue finish to your clothes, I recommend pool chalk on a fast spin.

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  10. I am bored shitless, so eternal waffle it is. Gimme weapon mods or weapon mod ideas please.

  11. This is a personal thought, so please beware before you read.


    I Enjoy the fact that they decided to expand there horizons to many other players. Doom can now be experienced by other gamers besides the PC world. Doom once Existed on 64, but was not a huge hit. Very sad!

    Even though things have been taken out,rerouted, and somewhat re-designed. It still keeps some of that scary feeling. I myself am not a huge PC gamer, but many of my friends are. I do play, but not as much as most. This allows me to understand the love they have found in this game.Even though the graphics are much better on PC,and a few other choice things that could be named, but I am sure you know what they are.

    Doom 3 on Xbox reaches out to the new generation of kids. This also allows Pc and Console gamers to interact with a mutual understanding and compassion. And for this I am grateful.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Wax Figure said:

      Some time in the future there will be no need to have both a PC or console. They will merge into one. There will be no need to buy a better Console because it is out dated, For you can upgrade as you do with a PC. There will be a machine out there that can do both. This is the future.


      Oh yeah, beacause upgrading is one of our all time favourite pastimes :P

      So, will this amazing new device have a mouse and keyboard? Will it support the full range of PC peripherals currently available on the market today, such as trackballs, wheels, drawing tablets, unconventional displays like DVI projectors or the Cintiq? Will it run as broad a range of applications as we have available today, both free and commercial, for tasks such as word processing, image manipulation, 3d modelling, video editing, etc? Will these things just run natively straight away without any messy porting? This is the collected PC programming effort of the entire world to date we are talking about here. In esscence, will this new device not simply be a PC in disguise?

      Because if that is the case, I have great news for you my friend. There is already a machine that combines both the flexibility of a PC and the comfortability of a console.

      The future is now

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  12. This is a personal thought, so please beware before you read.


    I Enjoy the fact that they decided to expand there horizons to many other players. Doom can now be experienced by other gamers besides the PC world. Doom once Existed on 64, but was not a huge hit. Very sad!

    Even though things have been taken out,rerouted, and somewhat re-designed. It still keeps some of that scary feeling. I myself am not a huge PC gamer, but many of my friends are. I do play, but not as much as most. This allows me to understand the love they have found in this game.Even though the graphics are much better on PC,and a few other choice things that could be named, but I am sure you know what they are.

    Doom 3 on Xbox reaches out to the new generation of kids. This also allows Pc and Console gamers to interact with a mutual understanding and compassion. And for this I am grateful.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Heh, I didn't catch that. I would just like to state that my gaming life would not have been complete without console games as well, for anyone getting the impression that I'm an elitist twat.

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  13. This is a personal thought, so please beware before you read.


    I Enjoy the fact that they decided to expand there horizons to many other players. Doom can now be experienced by other gamers besides the PC world. Doom once Existed on 64, but was not a huge hit. Very sad!

    Even though things have been taken out,rerouted, and somewhat re-designed. It still keeps some of that scary feeling. I myself am not a huge PC gamer, but many of my friends are. I do play, but not as much as most. This allows me to understand the love they have found in this game.Even though the graphics are much better on PC,and a few other choice things that could be named, but I am sure you know what they are.

    Doom 3 on Xbox reaches out to the new generation of kids. This also allows Pc and Console gamers to interact with a mutual understanding and compassion. And for this I am grateful.

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      I'd have to agree with you both. The business-minded climate the industry is in right now makes it impossible for diversity to flourish. It may be that it is a nescessary evil in order for it to grow, I don't know, but it seems that the cold claws of companies like EA seem to reach out and spoil everything.

      I find it very depressing these days when I wander into a shop, stare at the ever shrinking PC section for half an hour and don't see anything that has any shred of character to it.

      I want to take this opportunity to turn this into a 'PC games I am genuinely looking forward to' thread. Since I'm reading less and less gaming journalism these days, I am hoping you kind people can help me populate a list. Call it solidarity if you like :)

      So heres what I have:

      BioShock
      Dreamfall (the longest journey sequel)

      Not much eh? And there used to be a time when I could have said "I'm sure I've forgotten one or two" at this point...

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  14. *squeal*





    ^_^

    1. chilvence

      chilvence

      Okay, how exactly do you gain the memorisation abilities of an archival android?

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