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Title: oh, hello
Post by: emmet on March 30, 2020, 02:09:01 am
guess the forum's back
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Post by: Haseri on March 30, 2020, 11:00:42 am
I guess so.
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Post by: Cobra on March 30, 2020, 04:39:15 pm
Yay
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Post by: sgore on April 01, 2020, 01:34:30 pm
Congratulations to all of us!
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Post by: Inkling on April 01, 2020, 03:33:45 pm
We did it!  Good job everybody!
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Post by: Brandonazz on April 05, 2020, 06:43:55 am
Wow, surprised it took me four days before clicking my gamingsteve bookmarks bar icon by accident.
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Post by: martyk on April 05, 2020, 07:17:36 am
Thank goodness.  Had me worried there a bit.
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 13, 2020, 09:25:53 am
hi
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Post by: Slinky on April 24, 2020, 08:53:30 am
how's lockdown treating everyone?
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Post by: Haseri on April 25, 2020, 01:38:31 am
Really not doing well. I got signed off of work for the month of April because work just got too much, which it was getting to without the lockdown. But not being able to properly see my friends and no physical separation of work and home life (I have to work in my room as I deal with sensitive information) meant that I finally broke down.

And I haven't gotten any better in the interim. If anything, I have got worse, as I'm now dreading that first phone call or the first time I finish something and five more emails have come in. Or the next time I say how I'm struggling and I'm told off. I could take another month off, but this would be at half pay and neither of my parents (who I still live with) really have jobs at the moment. I could quit, but then I'd be in the same position I was in two and half years ago, and it took me nearly two years to get to this point of actually employed. I could hold on and still look for a new job, but it genuinely makes me suffer being in this position, with a terrible manager and never-ending stream of crap that isn't going to change any time soon.

I tried explaining this to occupational health, but all they had to say was "lots of people hate their jobs" like that doesn't suggest a serious issue in our society.

So yeah, not doing well at all.
Title: Re: oh, hello
Post by: Brandonazz on April 25, 2020, 04:57:22 am
I work at Walmart, so I'm not locked down. Someone at my store was confirmed to have it yesterday. We don't get paid leave unless we prove we have it.

My little brother is making twice my income from unemployment. He wasn't fired because of coronavirus, he just got lucky.
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 25, 2020, 06:19:13 am
> how's lockdown treating everyone?

Its terribly boring not being able to go anywhere
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Post by: Rysworld on April 25, 2020, 12:56:09 pm
Switched jobs from McDonald's to Trader Joe's in the middle of all this ****... So I'm doing alright. Not working 40 hrs a week but I still have an income stream, which is something a lot are struggling with right now, so I'm grateful. 20% discount on groceries is more useful right now than one free fast food meal a day for sure.
Title: Re: oh, hello
Post by: emmet on April 25, 2020, 02:54:48 pm
i was planning on moving to germany next thursday, that aint happening. still went ahead with quitting my job of 4 years and ive just sat down from totally cleaning my apartment and packing up all my ****, because im moving back in with my parents tomorrow.

i'm fine though! i feel a little bad because you guys all seem to be having really rough gos of it whereas i've just had all my plans turn to mush. i still have my savings and my entire family lives at home so im just gonna be spending the next couple months ****ing around on my computer and waiting for it to be ok to move to berlin.

edit: lol i forgot this forum has a swear filter, so weird
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Post by: Ultimatum on April 26, 2020, 08:54:56 am
you can bypass the swear filter lol

shit
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Post by: Great Distance on May 16, 2020, 09:37:30 am
My life hasn't changed much because of coronavirus, to be honest. I still go to work as normal, except now I walk to work instead of taking the bus. I was thinking of doing that for the health benefits, anyway, since I now live pretty close-by.

I guess the whole situation has just reaffirmed me that sitting alone at home playing video games is a pretty good way to live. Talk to people via chat, so there is no risk of spreading coronavirus.

All in all, I guess I feel even slightly better about myself? No need to brood about being a weirdo loner anymore. By not having friends, I'm actually doing everyone a favor!
Title: Re: oh, hello
Post by: PatMan33 on May 22, 2020, 10:01:58 pm
Moved to a place with fewer WEIRDOS, figuratively and literally.

Broke up with the girlfriend and have been able to begin settlement on a house with property. Perimeter walls coming soon. Visit if you dare, Inkling. ;)

Otherwise doing well and waiting for this gay **** lockdown to end. Green status in my state starts next Friday, don't spill the beans. And Joe Biden can't remember his own name. What a stupid OLD MAN.

Hope you are all doing okay. Especially you, Sgore. I'd **** you right.


*there I used the soften tool and dodged around those edges a bit, but I still can't get clone stamp to work on GIMP so that's the best you get
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Post by: sgore on May 23, 2020, 09:47:47 am
Youíre down a bad road, man, and I really hope you find a better way forward.

Pat, remember when I found a swastika in the nether on your Minecraft server, and I brought it to your attention, and you were like "**** nazis" and you destroyed the swastika? I miss that Patman.

You know whatís weird is when you responded to this post back in 2017, you made it seem as if Iíd been the one who asked you to destroy the thing. I hadnít. You wanted to before I had a chance to say anything else. I saw a bunch of glowstones on the ceiling or underside of the floor or whatever and something about how they were placed made me pretty sure they didnít crop up like that naturally, and I just wanted someone I trusted to see it was there besides me. To make sure I wasnít just imagining things. Because its hard to get people to realize just how often that stuff shows up online. You were pretty passionate about tearing the thing to shreds.

I donít know why you started acting like this. Or why you chose make your return this way. This isnít clever trolling or even cheap shock value or whatever you want to call it. It just reads like youíre saying a bunch of inflammatory slurs to see if the people you used to know still care about you enough to be hurt by it.

See, Iím thinking sometime a few years ago, you came across some people online elsewhere using good ideals and high minded rhetoric to cover for their own genuinely toxic personal behavior in some rather messed up ways, which unfortunately does happen and does suck, and can be genuinely tricky and frustrating to call out, especially if the people doing it are more media savvy than you and know how to make themselves look good while also pretending the people calling them out for their toxic personal behavior must not care about the larger issues. (Patton Oswalt tackles the subject pretty well here (https://youtu.be/Ah1b758tycA)) That much I think is fair to be mad about. But rather than try and process it and contextualize it and separate their behavior from the very real issues they claimed to be speaking for, you became disillusioned enough to think the issues in question were themselves a crock, and you fell down a rabbit hole of treating everyone else like they were in on it. And you fell in with a crowd that was happy to reenforce that view and encouraged you to antagonize people. And you internalized some pretty messed up beliefs of your own.

I genuinely hope youíre staying healthy.
Iím sorry you felt like this was how to come back.
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Post by: PatMan33 on May 23, 2020, 10:29:03 am
Fun words are the best words, my man. I use them whenever and however I want and they have no power. And just like Terry A. Davis posited: I am freer than you.

(https://i.imgur.com/FD9Yq5i.jpg)

Assume less. Say more. Be free.

Don't worry your ears though, I'm not sticking around for long. Just passing through on my way to the cross burning.
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Post by: Great Distance on May 24, 2020, 12:29:49 pm
Don't be concerned about Pat, from what I've heard he is doing well.

I wish you all would cool down though and let things go. I don't really know what happened between you all, but I think it doesn't have to be this way.

We had a really nice little community here and I kinda wish we could have it back. Even if I wasn't always actively participating, it was nice to see still some life in here. I think honestly Pat was keeping it alive. So, Pat... I wish you would come back. And I wish everyone else could just let it all go, too.
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Post by: Inkling on May 24, 2020, 01:13:29 pm
Sup Pat. Hope youíre well too. Just try not to cut yourself on all that edge.
Title: Re: oh, hello
Post by: PatMan33 on May 24, 2020, 08:29:02 pm
Sup Pat. Hope youíre well too. Just try not to cut yourself on all that edge.
(https://i.imgur.com/yswPftM.png)

THAT IS EXACTLY THE CORRECT RESPONSE! ****ING HELL HOW HARD WAS THAT, SGORE? bahahahahahahahhaha it's ****ing perfect!! Those were the droids I was looking for! This is why you're the best, Ink. If the words hurt you, go take a backflip off of the roof because life isn't your strong suit. Jesus ****ing Christ we learned this in first grade. I don't dislike you guys, I dislike your faggy bull**** tone policing. Half of you used to say this **** before someone browbeat the self-respect out of you. You don't have to say the things I say, but **** right off with that gay **** if you think you're going to tell me to stop.

It was that simple the whole time. You push me, I double down against your fake crap. Eat my *******. I love you.

Especially you and your gorgeous hair, Sgore.

Thank you to the very kind soul that kept me updated on this. You're wonderful. <3
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Post by: PatMan33 on May 24, 2020, 09:13:12 pm
Don't be concerned about Pat, from what I've heard he is doing well.

I wish you all would cool down though and let things go. I don't really know what happened between you all, but I think it doesn't have to be this way.

We had a really nice little community here and I kinda wish we could have it back. Even if I wasn't always actively participating, it was nice to see still some life in here. I think honestly Pat was keeping it alive. So, Pat... I wish you would come back. And I wish everyone else could just let it all go, too.
Challenge accepted you crazy-beautiful Finn. You're going out to dinner with me one of these days though. :P
Title: Re: oh, hello
Post by: Slinky on May 29, 2020, 12:29:43 pm
pat if you're gonna keep throwing faggot around then you double-owe me that copy of stalker
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Post by: PatMan33 on May 29, 2020, 09:30:20 pm
Yo done deal. I'll hit you up on Steam.

Everyone should play STALKER. <3