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Well, it's my birthday today. I turn 20 but it doesn't feel like a birthday, with all the priority resting on university and social/sport obligations. I haven't much mapping lately and probably will eventually stop mapping very soon. Anyway, won't be celebrating apart from a dinner at a decent club and playing a bit of Yoshi Island and doom to bring back some nostalgic childhood memories.
Since I don't think many of you really know me, I'll borrow the concept of the 'hot seat' that Planky conveniently used: Feel free to ask any questions and I'll answer them.
Today's date also marks the one year anniversary of the release of Speed of Doom :D. Boy, time does fly...
And it's ArmouredBlood's birthday too today... like some peeps mentioned, there must be some sort of conspiracy going on with all the forum lurkers' parents shagging on June. Reminds me of a Simpsons episode: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grampa_vs._Sexual_Inadequacy
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The seat is still hot!
I. Do my eyes deceive me or are you a U2 fan?
Indeed I am a fan... although the word fan sounds a bit degrading. Another way of putting it would be: I am a U2 enthusiast; love 'em either way. Went over to the recent U2360 tour in Sydney last year and really enjoyed it. Got to hear some of my favourite songs so I was satisfied.
II. In what ways do each of these three scenarios effect the glass half full/empty analogy, if at all?
A. The glass is rounder at the base than it is at the top.
B. The top of the glass is cracked and prone to breakage.
C. The water is frozen.
D. There is a fly in the water.
A. Doesn't do shit... unless you really thought a couple of millilitres makes a difference in seeing something half-full/empty. Personally, I'd be more concerned if the liquid happened to be fine scotch whiskey and water, knowing I'd miss out a few millimetres of sheer pleasure. That certainly would make a difference in seeing whether a glass would be half empty or full!
B. Considering how fragile the glass is, it would probably be best to avoid filling it up with liquid (and possibly breaking it) for the sake of an analogy; leave the damn glass alone and make up your mind!
C. Frozen? Hmmm, the concept wouldn't be very edible. Isn't the water meant to be drinkable for the analogy to work? :P
D. Is the fly alive or dead?
III. Would you define yourself as an optimist, pessimist, realist or idealist, if any?
I would probably consider myself a realist. I find myself being an optimist and cynic at different times, maybe cynical for the larger part. Being profoundly Deaf myself (and fluent in Auslan and English) offered a lot of perspective on a lot of things, and I've grown up dealing with the idea that I can't always get what I need/want (considering the nature of people/society is far from perfect), but at the same time, I can do things like advocate for change for the good, etc, provided I know my goals are achievable (even if that involves pushing past expectations).
IV. Finally, what do you think would have happened if Neo had crushed both the blue pill and the red pill and snorted them at the same time?
Ahhh, excellent question. Shortly after the pills being snorted, I would imagine Neo go all spastic and trembling on the floor with foam coming out of his mouth. Morpheus would probably say 'those pills were placebos you fool! The choice I gave you was an illusion! Try understanding that, ignoramus; welcome to the real world!' and he throws Neo into that 'real' mirror.
We here at AHIBBAG (Annual Hot seat Institute for Birthday Boys and Girls. A high bag, "Bags of fun!") would like to apologize for the general lack of sensibility issued in your particular hot seat questionnaire. We are constantly working to improve our services, and while standards have improved according to recent surveys it has been brought to our attention that one of our members of staff, a Mr. Jenson Timlin, recently played "Poison Ivy II" from your Speed of Doom collection and has since been seeking justice on your birthday. He was promptly suspended and issued 30 hours of wow.wad confinement by court of law, pending further investigation.
Again, our apologies. And have an explosive birthday!