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Offline martyk

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The little things...
« on: November 22, 2008, 11:44:46 am »
I've been thinking.  Looking back on my life, some of the things in my life that most define who I am were started off with increadibly simple events.  Thinking about it, it really is amazing that such small things could have such a huge effect, but they have.  So I was thinking, if this is the case for me, what about you guys?  What are some of the little things that have made you who you are today?

Some examples for me are:

If I hadn't have gone to Zellars with my mom almost 6 years ago, walked over to the tech area an peaked inside the bargain bin, spotting Star Wars Galaxies on sale, I would not have bought the game that really made me a gamer, nor would I have had all those experiences that netted me one of my best friends.

If my sister and I had not decided to put on a little show for my parents 8 years ago, and had I not opted to lipsync to a song using a guitar as a prop, I would have never had that kick start to get me interested in the instrument, and I would never have learnt to play it.

And, had a good friend of mine not opted to show me the GDC 05 video, I would not be here today and would probably be still blissfully unaware of the internet community.


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Re: The little things...
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 12:06:31 pm »
If it weren't for the fact that I liked the magazine "National Geographic Kids" several years ago, I never would have found wikipedia and become addicted to the internet.
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 01:03:39 pm »
If I did not need to search for mushroom spores of the internet, I would've never found spore, nor this community and thus not Sagan4, thus I would still have the drawing capability of a 4year old.

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Re: The little things...
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 03:25:41 pm »
If it wasn't for the original Playstation and Spyro the Dragon I would have never gotten into video games.
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 03:28:45 pm »
If either of my parents decided not to be in a college performance of the musical Pirates of Penzance, I wouldn't exist. :P
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 03:29:59 pm »
If my dad had never started playing Call of Duty, I would have never have been a gamer, because he showed me how to play, and eventuly I was able to play the whole thing myself.

If I had not started playing runescape, I would have never seen the spore thread on their forums. Therefore, I would have not be able to know about this community. So, thus, I owe a lot to that crappy, crappy game.

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Re: The little things...
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008, 04:26:13 pm »
If either of my parents decided not to be in a college performance of the musical Pirates of Penzance, I wouldn't exist. :P

My high school is doing that show right now!
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 04:26:55 pm »
Are there any parents gettin' sum?

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Re: The little things...
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 01:27:32 am »
     If I haven't gotten tired of going outside to play all day long, I would have not gotten into playing Battle City on the SNES, which really pulled me into playing videogames, which is how I learned about Red Alert, which is one of the reasons why I discovered The Sims series, which would eventually lead me into checking out it's Wikipaedia page, which would link me to another Wiki page about another Maxis game called SPORE, which would lead me to finding out about Gamingsteve's messageboard, which convinced me to become an avid lurker in Spore General, which would then lead me to officially registering and entering the Spore RP and Creation corners, which would lead to the creation of my first electronically documented race supposedly for use in SPORE, which would lead me to my rediscovery of Photobucket and the rest of the forums, among other places in the net which I had no idea existed.

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Re: The little things...
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 03:02:52 am »
 among other places in the net which I had no idea existed.

Some places should have stayed that way. :o
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 10:47:43 am »
 among other places in the net which I had no idea existed.

Some places should have stayed that way. :o

*Cough* Two Girls, One Cup *Cough*
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 10:51:32 am »
 among other places in the net which I had no idea existed.

Some places should have stayed that way. :o

*Cough* Two Girls, One Cup *Cough*

I'm refering to something far, far worse than that.
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2008, 10:52:09 am »
4-chan?  :o
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Re: The little things...
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2008, 10:59:43 am »
There is only one thing I truly wish to unsee. It contains three words. The first one is hatchet.

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Re: The little things...
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2008, 11:17:02 am »
Are there any parents gettin' sum?

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