The (New And Improved) Thread Of Silly-Randomness!

Discussion in 'Don't Panic! (Silly Discourse)' started by Terro, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Chaosblade77

    Chaosblade77 Well-Known Member

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    This January weather is bullshit.

    Finally warms up for a couple days. Supposed to get some rain tomorrow... then a sudden 30 degree temperature drop so everything will be coated in ice.
     
  2. DustyStarr

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    We suddenly get rain... but because all of the fires there have been tons of mudslides. 17 dead, 40 some missing. :x
     
  3. AnimeGamer183

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    Melissa had her Doctors appointment on wednesday and she was told she has Multiple Sclerosis... they had to draw 24 vials for blood work and had to make 14 other appointments over the next month. Things have gotten extremely difficult over the past months with her symptoms rising and this condition changes alot including mood and memory in addition to the pain discomfort and numbness and other symptoms that may progress. Anyway I am forming a plan for her so we can go to all the appointments and take on this thing so hopefully she will not suffer too much from it, pains me so bad to see my love like this and I am struggling but also trying to stay strong during these difficult times. :(
     
  4. KlausRealta

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    I'm hoping that everything turns out alright, AnimeGamer!


    I remembered that I had a dream about Uppers getting a localization announcement and I have no clue why.
     
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  5. AnimeGamer183

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    When it rains, it pours, on friday I got the letters in the mail from social security explaining that all my benefits and medical coverage will be ending in march after they completed a medical review. I need coverage to get my ostomy supplies which I absolutely have to have to live and with now having no income and no medical coverage, its just a very dire situation that I am not sure what exactly is going to come next for me. A couple people have offered to start a gofundme and take donations on their twitch channel for me and I told them I would get back to them, this is terribly serious im afraid and I am at a loss with all the recent bad news coming my way lately. Looks like 2018 is going to be very rough now, any thoughts or advice would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  6. Chaosblade77

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    It's cold. I decided to supplement my heater with a fire. Got some of those composite fire logs. Only one side caught. So now I have a fancy candle that's going to burn for hours but generate a negligible amount of heat.
     
  7. Ryos

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    Ouch. Yeah, I'd seriously take them up on some kind of funding site option. That might not be a viable long-term option for you but your medical issues are clearly pretty expensive just from the posts I've read and not getting what you need is not a solution. There are some legal options you could pursue but honestly, that's a massive hornets' nest.


    So I walked into a Gamestop for the first time in a long while and was surprised by some of the unconventional areas that were added (at least for the store I was at). There's a whole section for video game socks. I didn't know there was that much demand for socks. :p
     
  8. DustyStarr

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    Gamestop and Think Geek are merging or something and some stores are required to half half think geek items now, or just a lot of them.
     
  9. Terro

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    There's also Think Geek stores on their own. Not too bad actually, if you like random nerdy merch. The one mall in Seattle, Northgate had one (as well as a number of other nerd stores: Gamestop, Game Over Video Games, Pokemon Center kiosk, random anime store that prob sells bootlegs, and I think one other place).
     
  10. Ammy175

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    Mildly annoyed by YouTube's new partner program requirements. Instead of just 10,000 views across your public videos, you now need 1,000 subs total and 4,000 hours of view time in the past year. I'm never gonna reach that. :/
     
  11. Terro

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    C'mon we went over this before. You just need to make a Twitch channel and show off the goods. That's where the $$$ at.
     
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  12. DustyStarr

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    Ammy has a twitch channel... X3 Almost there.
     
  13. Chaosblade77

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    In an attempt to actually do something with ideas that aren't going anywhere, I actually wrote a scene. A short scene that still ended up around 1000 words.

    I determined 3 things in the process.
    1. I need to improve at this.
    2. This might end up boring? That might be the nature of beast though.
    3. I'm going to have to condense things. If I were to finish what I have planned and the word count from this scene were extrapolated to the whole thing, I'd dwarf War and Peace.
     
  14. DustyStarr

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    Editing/trimming words is hard. :x You gunna do it yourself or hire someone?
     
  15. Chaosblade77

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    I'd do it myself. Even re-reading just hours after writing I can find plenty of places to trim, other places that are kind of thin, and things that just need reworded entirely for clarity or flow. No doubt looking at it again much later when I have more contextual stuff surrounding it written I'll be able to do more with it, or even just re-write to better fit everything else.

    A lot of the length is just obsessive attention to detail though. No doubt a lot of incidental stuff will get scrapped if I keep any sort of focus and continue, but at the same time it's a mid-fantasy-ish political drama sort of thing so detail part of the package. That's also why I said it might end up kind of boring :p
     
  16. Terro

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    Pretty sure winter is done in California already. It's scary how hot it is already, and looks like all week the temps will keep rising. It's pretty abnormal for NorCal. Usually we get a big dump of rain that lasts us through the year. This year? Not much. We've had some dry years here in the last decade, but nothing like this heat hitting so soon!! Then last year it rained for 40 days and 40 nights (pretty much) which caused an overgrowth of plants, which caused more long-lasting burning fires all over :/ Now, little rain and more heat, winter is passed us over and just went over to the midwest/great lakes/east coast to create more snow :/

    Global warming hit today (yup, just started today!) and it scary :/
     
  17. DustyStarr

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    Yeah, it's hotter than normal even down here in SoCal. Usually this is the rainy season. it has been a SHOCKINGLY dry winter so far with very little snow in the mountains, which has me worried since our water reservoirs are still pretty dry. At the same time because of all this some LA company wants to lay water pipes through the Mojave that would negatively impact the land and wildlife... bad climate ish in Cali right now. :x
     
  18. Terro

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    Yeahhh no bueno :/ You guys down there like, need a trickle of rain a year to get any source of water. (And I'm sure at the same time, Nestle is sucking up water from the same sources >_>)

    Sometimes I wonder how long Dubai will actually survive.
     
  19. DustyStarr

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    Well, Dubai is probably rich enough to buy water from other sources. That is how we will our reservoirs when we need to, we buy water (usually from Norcal). But we'd save so much more money if the climate was not sucking, but big business has no long term vision, just short term profits.
     
  20. AnimeGamer183

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    Sorry i havent been active much, I am really trying to lay low while all this crazyness blows over. I mentioned parts of it before, other things have happened, Melissa and I arent talking right now I am in just in a bad place trying to figure out this mess. I havent even really played any games since early December and I cant even bring myself to play anything right now with only short stints of anime being about all I can muster to keep my attention or distract me temporarily with everything I am dealing with. Its very hard and I am hurt emotionally and I dont know how long its going to be like this, but its basically been this way since December and its literally been one thing after another every single week, for the past few weeks and I am totally over whelmed and with out direction. I hope I can get back to my normal self soon, but its difficult, please keep me in your thoughts and send good vibes my way, thanks and sorry.
     

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