Status Updates posted by Foofoo
ok so theres booze, and sleep deprivation. what else?
i need to be really fucked up come tomorrow morning.
all suggestions are welcome. Thank you.
so i came across this job ad titled 'game designer'. and so i checks it out. surprisingly, they're not asking for much. it says this at one point:
"MUST show that you have experience in PC Game Design and development such as modifications,custom levels, replacement models, improved sound, etc"
ok this is going to sound lame but.... do you think Doom mods would count?? :( i've done a few of em in my time.
they have all different types of positions available. one is being the dude who makes sounds. now, i wouldnt think making sounds for doom would be that different to making sounds for any other game mod. or am i wrong?
anyway do you think i'd have a chance in shit in getting into it? :( i'm thinking 'no', but i spose theres a possibility. maybe?
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people have attraction to other people since thier born. I was attracted to plenty girls as well. And also, I wasnt attracted to Hanson, but I remember staring at thier picture for long periods of time trying to figure out if they were boys or girls.
You're not the only one. But it's not like anyone wanted to hump them.
At least it will pwn your favorite wad
Just because I like something doesn't mean I like that wad. Waste of space, and nothing fun to it. Besides... low quality = no no. :/
*carves in yet another notch*
*murders penguins to cheer myself up a little*
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It's cleared now, thankfully. We don't get that sort of thing too often round here (at least not for prolonged periods). I remember it being quite common around this time of year in the part of Denmark I lived in some years back.
Ah cool. :D It makes everything look like a game with bad graphics and all. :D The fog like devours everything after a few metres ahead. It's pretty cool to see something disappear or appear out of nowhere. :D
i dont sleep well for no reason.
but i accuse you all anyway.
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Yea but did you win any of them? :-P
A few. 431 wins, 25 draws, and 54 losses, against opponents with an average Elo rating (or equivalent) of about 1850.
They were consecutive games, not simultaneous. Simuls in general aren't difficult, but one of this scale would have been logistically awkward.
BTW, the rules allow for five minutes' break each hour, and these can be accumulated, so I could take a few very short naps during the 72 hours.
it was 3am and i wasnt tired so i started making my own wargame.
i got paper, drew up a grid (much easier than hexagons) and made little cut out soldiers that stand up. it looks so awesome :( its beautiful. i then drew up the rules and made a table showing what happens on certain dice rolls, as two dice are used.
its not finished though. i just made infantry, archer and calvalry units for the Roundheads (the side with the stickfigure soldiers that have round heads) i still have to make the units for the Triheads (the side with triangle headed stick figure soldiers) and then maybe make elite infantry or elite calvary units.
but i tell you the whole thing is awesome. i'll probably take pictures of the whole set up when im done.
then i can start work on getting a job and possibly a life! :o
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You know, that's what the gamer world really needs: a paper-based wargame. For those of us who are poor or don't have the spending habits of a crack addict, something like this would be really fun. Fuck you, Games Workshop! Fuck you in your stupid asses!
Sadly, the only game remotely like this is that one pirate ship game, which looks kind of fun but I've never had the chance to try it.
Awesome. Who else is in the Dorks Making Homemade Board Games Club?
Well there was one time in Algebra that me and my friend Stacy drew a board game up for no reason and played it with our friend Jesse. All I can remember is that it was really simple and retarded and that it sparked this odd conversation where I jokingly called Stacy a skank and Jesse was like "what's a skank?" and me and Stacy laughed at him.
Man, I wonder where these people are now?
I think that once I made those weird Zelda papergames too. I also once tried to make a Warhammer-esque tabletop game made out of printouts of the unit icons from the Game Boy Color game Warlocked. A former friend of mine made a wargame involving Little Green Army Men, as well as Lego Battlebots.
Oh, and I decided after futily trying to get into Warhammer 40k that Games Workshop is an evil, price-jacking bitch. Except for the Lord of the Rings game. The miniatures for that are actually affordable.
whilst waiting for my computer to defragment my C drive i played trivial pursuit by myself :(
blue pie won! :D
for some weird reason i got sport and leisure questions the most correct :S
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I liked the Windows 98 defrag screen better since it was more informative, and watching the pieces move around for a long time sure did help me doze off. I don't like the Windows XP disk defragmenter because if you analyze the hard drive to see if it needs to be defragged it'll analyze it again if you decide to defragment it.
hahaha you fucking nerds i love you. i dont post much but you guys are brilliant. i love frederik. did i ever tell you? you're brilliant. whats your thoughts on god and the univers and stuff anyway? im interested in this i think.
scuba steve is a god of things. i love you too man. theres not NEARLY enough love here.
everyone else is brilliant and i love it all the whole thing.
i want to make an animated movie thingy. I've done some animation tests and i say i can do this. it'll just take a long damn time.
i have no idea what its going to be about, or what i want to express, if anything.
its just that sometimes i say im going to do these things then punk out either just before i commence doing it or have just started. But not this time! noooo way! not this time nooo nono noo way noooo nooononoooooo no nooo way.
yyaaayy!! lets set a date and time and do this thing together!
so whos in?
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What is this shit? Why are Dante Alighieri and The Bible being mentioned here?
I don't know. I was on the train the other day, and these two people were talking about Cindy Lauper.
Cindy Lauper! oi paloi! :(
so whats up with Cindy these days anyway? is she still trying to get some kind of career going?
Stephen Hawking is my hero. Just look at him. How can you not love him?
*noogys his limp head* awwwww i love ya big guy.
*questions what the point of this thread is*
umm ok.... who do you people love and admire?
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Dr. Zin said:
Eye witness accounts are notoriously unreliable. I forget the exact words, but a prosecutor once said that the ideal case would be based solely on physical evidence, with no witness testimony. When you see something out of the ordinary your mind goes into overdrive and tries to figure out what it is, and it often makes wrong guesses. This is really well documented by people in the hunting industry, mainly because it is one of the causes of hunting accidents. Joe Blow is in his treestand sees something brown walking through some bushes. Since he can't really make up what it is he automatically assumes it is a deer. He shoots at it and finds he just killed his hunting partner! Thats one of the reasons flourescent orange is required in most states. A suspiciously large number of cryptid sightings occur in poor viewing conditions, likely because of this fact.
Yes, I agree with the fact that eyewitness accounts alone are unreliable. There are many incidents of people seeing bubbles in a lake or bears wandering through a thicket and they go "OMG Ogopogo!" or "OMG Bigfoot!". There are also quite a few accounts of people seeing sasquatches or thylacaines or orang pendeks or whatever in plain sight though. I'm not saying these aren't from bored attention seekers but not all reported sightings are that vague. Also, while there are many cryptids such as the Loch Ness Monster in which there is no evidence for support besides extremely vague or blurry photos and a few strange accounts by bored locals looking to get more tourists into town (funny that the most detailed Nessie sightings seem to be by hotel owners), there are others, such as sasquatches where they also have not only eyewitness accounts, but also rather clear photo and video evidecne, plus casts, possibe nests, and mystery hair samples.
This fact isn't helped by the fact that virtually everyone in cryptozoology is an amature. The people analyzing these accounts often have no real biological or even basic scientific training. For example, there was a series of recordings floating around the internet that were supposedly sasquatch vocalizations. The text provided with them even proclaimed that they had been acoustically analyzed and didn't match any know animals. Low and behold, some people who actuall had had experience with animal calls said they were all relativly common sound from animals like raccoons.
True, but there are a few cryptozoologists with biology degrees and they are considered the foremost experts in the field. The reason there are so few though is probably because there aren't very many great opportunities to get any kind of respect if you enter the field since 90% of the world considers it a joke. I suppose the whole thing is an vicious cycle. However, there have actualy been some rather prominent people from other fields who do suport it. For instance, Jane Godall once said that it's possible the sasquatch exists and she believes in it's existance. There have alos been non-scientsits such as Teddy Roosevelt who have believes in bigfoot.
Many cryptids supposedly have old sightings that help confirm the validity of the claims. Often these are completly false, or at least extremely distorted. A famous example is the Jacko case, a series of newspaper articles describing how in the late 1800's a train crew captured a young sasquatch. Through out the years this story has appeared in countless books. When historians started digging into it they realized that it was really a publicity stunt of a small town newspaper trying to upstage its competitor. This was confirmed by the fact that neighboring towns papers made no mention of any "Jacko".
Heh, I never heard of that incident. But it should be noted that while there are a lot of folk tales that are complete crap, a few turn out to actualy be accounts of real animals that are subsequently documented by western science. A few examples are:
- The Okapi, which natives knew about for years but white explorers discounted as being too silly until they actualy foudn one.
- The Coelecanth, which native fishermen in Africa and Asia had been catching for years but western science had thought they had gone extinct with the dinosaurs.
- The Platypus, which was captured and killed by one explorer and brought back to England. All the biologists there said it was an obvious hoax and stuck with that until someone actualy got a live specimen.
- The Mountain Gorilla was considered a folk tale of local African tribes until a European expidition actualy stumbled across a troop of them.
- A gilled antelope was thought to be a myth among natives in an area in southeast asia until one was actualy found (along with another species of antelope or deer) about 6 years ago.
In a similar thread, alot of the stuff is just plain crap. The most obvious are outright fabrications, but often folklore is transformed into a beast. The best example of this is the Chucacabra (sp?), an old Puerto Rican legend. There are accounts of animals "sucked completely dry of blood" (evidently some people don't realize that blood in a several day old carcass has congealed) and photos of Chucacabra's "shot by farmers" (these are almost always feral dogs or coyotes that have died in an arid area and have dessicated before the could really rot, leaving behind a fierce looking monstrosity).
I agree. Stuff like the Chupacabra, the Mothman, the Jersey Devil, and that florida lizardman are a bunch of crap that are most likely cases of mass hysteria. But one thing a good crytozoologist should do is try to weed out the crap cases from stuff that could actualy be real.
The latest scourge of CZ is image manipulation. Again, there are people making outright forgeries, but there are also good intentioned people that accidentally distort an image and create something that wasn't there.
Yeah, it seems like about 90% of all ghost, UFO, or "rod" pictures are smudges on the camera or film or errant insects.
I was really into cryptozoology for a while, and there are definitely some aspects that bear more research (like thylacines still surviving in remote parts of Tasmania), but an unfortunatly large porportion of the material is utter garbage.
Yeah, I don't believe 90% of all crytozoology cases. You have to keep an open mind, but you also have to be rational at the same time.
On the subject of the thylacine, there have been two rather similar cases in the news recently. One is the re-discovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker which was thought to have been extinct for years. They thought the last one had died in the 50s or so but there had been sightings every few years ever since then so every once in a while someone would send out an expidition to look for them. Finaly, it looks like they've located at least one.
Secondly, there is the Bondo Mystery Ape in the Congo which has been known by natives since forever, but excepting a German expidition in the 30s which discovered a couple odd skulls, there hasn't been any interest in it up until recently. This recent expedition was able to come up with some photographs which seem to confirm it's really out there. This new ape looks like a cross between a gorilla and a chimpanzee. Wether it's a new species entirely or a hybrid gorilla/chimpanzee is unknown, but hopefully they'll find out.
Oh, and I think the social and psychological sciences aren't as widely accepted is because they often rely on personal interpretation and philosophy in their use. Also, alot of the people who created many of the basic theories of these fields had strange personal beliefs that they freely mixed with their science.
I rather disagree with you (except maybe with psychology which I have a personal grudge against), but I have things to do right now that I have to get working on so can't really explain my stance.
- The Okapi, which natives knew about for years but white explorers discounted as being too silly until they actualy foudn one.
If you find evidence that cant be explained you think "ahhh well its probably just so and so" and then ignore it :S fucken hell man. that isnt science either.
Um, what evidence? What evidence for ghosts has there been that hasn't or can't be explained? Christ dude, people make a living trying to find conclusive proof and haven't found any.
I think we agree on more than we disagree danarchy. I guess I'll list these by points since I doubt anyone wants to read 5 pages of imbedded quotes.
1. I think we agree for the most part here. All I have to add is that actual physical evidence is a molehill compared to the mountain of eyewitness reports on most cryptids. Of course sometimes the physical evidence is suspect too.
2. Maybe I forgot to say that although there are people who are qualified working in cryptozoology they tend to be few and far between. Part of the reason for this is that qualified people tend to get burnt out by all of the hoaxers, grandstanders and know-it-alls they have to deal with in cryptozoology.
3. I agree that locals often have knowledge of unknown species. The point I'm really trying to make is that entire cases for cryptids are often built off of old stories and "sightings", which are often just local fokelore.
4. Total agreement here. Cryptozoology has become infested with this kind of garbage.
5. Again we agree.
6. Its sad that cases like the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, thylacine, and Bondo-Ape get lumped together with mothman. There needs to be a split in cryptozoology between creatures with real evidence and fantasy land.
On sociology and the like,
I think that they are very important sciences, it's just that sometimes bad science was applied by the people who were supposed to be progressing the field, and this has hurt them in other scientific field's view.
I got up at like 3am, ate a pancake, went to the shops, bought 2 folders, came home, wrote this.
Please comment on my day thanks.
i've been feeling fine for the last couple of days, but since yesterday at work, because of work, i feel so bad that i want to die. I'm feeling really, really shit. Its painful. I wish i went to heaven :(
What am i supposed to do?!?!?!
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It's not meant to be interpreted.
The kid is a selfproclaimed outcast, fighting his way through a world that he thinks is against him. Ignore the fact he has more money than everyone on this messageboard combined probably. He is a tortured soul, a vampire trapped in a world of mortals. That's why he feels like he must listen to Linkin Park.
BTW, don't go to Washingtun Park, it's in a shit neighborhood.
That kid looks frighteningly enough like a young Jeffery Dahmer. Watched an A&E special on him yesterday. I've watched stuff on serial killers before, but this was almost traumatizing to watch. He played around with animal corpses as a child, had supressed twisted fantasies and sexual desires for men who were unconcious.
He became an alcoholic when he started highschool, never had any friends, acted like an idiot. Then after highschool he started killing. He'd kill his victims,(all of which were men) have sex with them, and then mutilate them and eventually, he started eating them. A few of his victims he tried to turn into zombies. They'd still be alive as he'd drill a hole into their head and pour sulphuric acid into their brain. He'd preserve their skulls and genitals.
When the police searched his apartment they found his freezer full of legs and arms, his fridge full of skulls, and this vat of acid which had torso's in it. An attempt was made on his life while he was in prison and he was stabbed numerous times, and survived. Then finally some irate dude managed to bludgeon the fucker to death.