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1531  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 04, 2013, 01:16:02 PM
Me and my old man don't discuss feelings. Hard enough to get him to divulge details about work related things, nevermind personal issues. I can barely get him to look at a strange bump or something on my backside when I ask. Dealing with problems that are of our own design are rare in my home. Anyone elses, no problem.
1532  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 04, 2013, 04:24:06 AM
@Cluelesswonder

28 years old. I work as a freelance stagehand and audio/video installation tech, neither of which are currently in huge demand so work isn't pouring my way. In regards to my dad, he isn't crippled (technically), but he is considered disabled. It's not so much that it's being a caregiver, but more like he can't simply maintain his own standard of life on his own easily. It's things like buying groceries, cleaning up, and maintaining his "job" as neighborhood handyman (I should mention my father and I work together as A/V installers) that I have to be there for. He can feed himself and cook for himself, but his condition.has made it difficult to do anything physical for more than a few hours a day. His issues are also degenerative so unless someone can come up with miracle cures for diabetes, old age, and physical deterioration of body parts, it's only gonna get harder. Diabetes and the associated diabetic neuropathy has really destroyed alot of his ability, and though he has addressed it and now has it under control the damage is done.

To be quite honest, he's a bit of a medical enigma. His level of diabetes was considered pretty bad, but he doesn't need insulin. Though his doctor said he oughta be cripple by now, he can still walk (lumber is more adequate) for all intents and purposes. He recently had to have stents placed due to hardened arteries, but the doctor told him his heart was actually quite strong for all the crappy lifestyle choices and negative factors he's faced. I still giggle about how when he went in for gallbladder surgery (which nearly killed him due his gallbladder being....well shit), he came out of his anesthesic almost fully lucid and aware of what was going on....while they were stitching him up. He's a stubborn brute for sure, but that's part of where the fear comes in. The idea of him being left alone and god forbid he lost his footing and could not get himself back up, I'm sadly certain no one would even come to find him. It's possible I am just using him as an excuse to continue being a 28 year old kid, but I know how I feel.
1533  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 04, 2013, 01:36:41 AM
Event Horizon was an awesome movie, just wanted to share that.

Since his name was mentioned, I worked an event a few years ago at I believe the Hilton hotel in NYC or maybe the Plaza, forget which, featuring Masaharu Morimoto as a chef for it. I was doing a break out room, which sucked because the rest of the crew got a free show from Mr. Morimoto himself. The fatasses ate everything he made too, jerks...

So I've been at the gym now for roughly 10 months, have lost 30 pounds without changing my diet (astonishing if you ask me), and have definitely seen a major improvement in my ability to continue past my usual limits in exertion. By far the greatest moment out of this was when my asshole father started to chuckle when he saw me start to do a pushup, then after I adjusted to an elevated position (feet on a chair so my neutral position was a straight line) and proceeded to bust out 30, he admitted he was impressed. Twas a good day that last thursday...though I should stop doing push ups barefoot as my toes hurt greatly after.

Been tossing around the idea more and more of finally getting into the air force or the army. My life is losing direction fast, and as much as I enjoy the gym and my video gaming, current work and my father's slowly deteriorating condition are starting to eat away at me. I have little desire in life anymore outside of simple enjoyments and that fills me with nausea just thinking about it. The worst part is I can't think of anything I wanna do with my life anymore, aside from getting stronger and playing video games which seriously don't go hand in hand nor do they really satisfy my longing for something more...not sure what it is though. I know that the military may be a cop out choice, but maybe it's what I need...idk. I'm just so terrified of leaving my old man alo e these days, it's not like he's an invalid, but he seems so out of it when he's alone. He barely gets out of the house outside of smoking his cigar and physically he can barely walk around the corner to the store. I fear that if I were to leave for a month I'd get a phone call telling me he croaked. My mom died too soon in life, and in a very miserable and unhappy way, I don't wish this for my father. He had enough shit from my mom's family blaming him for her situation and not taking care of her before she got cancer, then for not getting her treated...etc etc. He's an ass, but I'd like to see him be somewhat comfortable before he passes on, however long it may be.

I feel oddly open right now, I know I'll read this tomorrow and hate myself for having put it all here, but idk, words just came out and I felt like sharing them with some group of people who listen. Thanks for being here haps thread, stop accidentally getting locked.
1534  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Xillia on: September 03, 2013, 10:42:18 PM
Milla is now my new favorite Tales chick. Sorry Judy, you're awesome and all, but I understand Jude. I want to....help her....all the time. Idk what it is though, maybe it's her complete switch from godlike deity to bimbo on a mission to determined diva that sold me. Plus her actual text dialogue is awesome. Yeah, the VA needs to go back to acting school, but if you imagine some emotion behind it like in the skits, its awesome. I know I would challenge the very maker of the world for her....assuming I had spent several days power leveling in an accidentally discovered dungeon.
1535  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: September 03, 2013, 10:34:42 PM
I haven't even bothered with macros yet. I just go through hotbar actions, it's pretty easy. Wonder if the larger raid dungeons will change my mind...

Did Cutter's cry last night, level 38 dungeon. Man was that interesting. Fucking floor has traps everywhere that deal damage, so you gotta watch your footing, and the cactuars use 1000 needles WHICH IS WAY EASY to avoid now. The boss was a chimera with an interesting attack pattern. He would.change his eye color at times during the fight and when it went blue, he'd use a close range AoE blizzard attack that extended outward from him so you had to run away. Violet eyes, he used an electric AoE attack that hit the surrounding area out from him but left a safe zone around his immediate area. As the tank, he hit me 3 times with it during my 4 fights against him (2 runs, 1 death per run). Fucking dps really get lazy. Best thing now though are the pc snobs who say controllers make dodging attacks and using the interface hard, meanwhile only pc asshats seem to get caught in BLATANT AOE ATTACKS like the aforemnetioned 2.

Warrior is fucking astounding. Truly a class made for me. Also, Titan made my healer cry today because my healer.was retarded and got ring out'd like 6 consecutive times. A lady monk in my party was trashing him so hard, I felt so bad.
1536  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 03, 2013, 10:19:16 PM
Oh shit, just realized that 'xboxone' is a palindrome.
How? Palindromes read the same forwards and backwards.....last I checked that B throws a wrench in your cogs.
1537  Media / General Games / Re: Inafune's latest project The Mighty No.9 looks Mega Rocking, man. on: September 03, 2013, 10:00:37 PM
It was cheesy, but damn I just imagined the megaman 2 music playing during it. Awesone.
1538  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: September 03, 2013, 09:50:55 PM
I had a hard time choosing which server to play on myself. I was stuck between Ultros, Coeurl, Hyperion (and possibly playing my legacy character). Ultimately chose Coeurl since I figured I'd play with that bunch a lot more often. I hope they have some kind of limited free server transfer for a while, I'd love to be able to play with some of you folks.

I myself have gotten Archer to level 20. From what I can gather subjobs arn't important at all in this game aside from a couple select abilities.

I just tried a few dungeons for the first time before the maintenance, and I found out how much trouble I have targetting stuff when there's a lot of party members in crowded spaces. Do any of you have any kind of solution for that? Right now it's just a pain.

Other than that I'm having a great time with the game.
You can adjust target filters for when your weapon is drawn and sheathed. I have mine set for aggro'd enemies while drawn, and normal targetting otherwise. Helped tremendously during some boss fights with numerous targets and the party AND the scholar's fairy. Being a tank has become vastly easier now that I stop trying to throw tomahawks at my own party.
1539  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: September 02, 2013, 03:20:13 AM
If you think about it for a minute, it sounds like SE simply couldn't buy more servers, which explains this tremendous saturation. I mean, beta had no issues with capacity, and as they said, how many participants applied for it? All the marketing and the entire rework, investors probably said fuck you lets see some sales numbers before we start putting out more cash. First week sales come in, or more specifically,first week of rage from people threatening returns, and now they promise more servers. It really seems less like an SE fuck up and more like an SE investor fuck over.

I left my game running tonight, cuz this weekend has been torturous logging in. Hopefully my pstriple doesn't ignite overnight.
1540  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: September 01, 2013, 02:22:08 AM
Ditching Ultros to play on a JP server was the best choice I've made to date with this game.  Played all day without a single problem once JP players went to bed and I was able to log this morning before lunchtime.  I haven't done an all day marathon of gaming like that in forever.
So you're not coming back to ultros then?

So fucking Warrior is fucking astounding. Defiance was a question of "should I eat hits" or "should I deal damage"....then I got Inner Beast and it was no longer a question. I have all the 30ish maelstrom gear on, and just finished the maelstrom hunting log so I can ascend past corporal. Level 35 warrior as of logging off tonight. I also ran haukke manor tonight with a group of randoms...went well actually.

THE POWA OF THE WARRIOR!
1541  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: August 31, 2013, 01:17:37 PM
After a solid week of no issues logging on, I am being slammed by error 10102 (connection to server lost). Damn I'm annoyed.

On the plus side, got Warrior unlocked yesterday. The A.I. is incredibly bad in this game...especially for mage types. Large enemy with AoE type attacks, mage says stand next to him and cast heals only on me and never herself. Solkwyb is on my shit list....
1542  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: August 29, 2013, 10:09:17 AM
I don't get it,I haven't had any problems logging onto ultros, outside of a 2 minute queue a couple times. Maybe it's because I log on at late hours or really early hours right now, idk.

Fucking day 1 gil sellers made me lol. Even better is this massive fuck up....try typing "/blacklist add" in game. Freezes the client. I started replying to the asshats screaming about the gilsellers to just type that and man it got quiet fast.
1543  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 28, 2013, 08:42:17 PM
1260 pound leg press today, alongside a video of said feat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIQmNPUF8ZE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Feels gud mang
1544  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn on: August 27, 2013, 08:22:00 PM
You legally can, the game is unplayable, no matter what retailers say. Buying a product that is unable to be used is not your fault, and as such you are not responsible for opening the game and voiding the factory seal. You were unaware of the failure and are entitled to a full refund.

I however am stupid and will continue to hold my copy like a derpface.
1545  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 27, 2013, 05:25:37 PM
Deleted this because I forgot the link, can't find it now, and slander is a terrible thing without some type of factual basis.
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