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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 16, 2016, 06:37:06 PM
The haps is I couldn't help but noticing reading about Greek history Aeolus and Aeolic dialect and Aeolus in general.... could of sworn I've seen that name somewhere....

Ugh, just ask him out already! Stop being so coy...

Are you sure she doesn't need to stop being so koi or so Koei instead?  (Yes, I'm being silly.)
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 16, 2016, 07:20:16 AM
So I've been reading about Koei games obsessively for the past like two weeks.

I don't particularly like Koei. I've jut got this weird obsession with them lately for no reason. And I know it's... just an obsession and I don't care.

I feel like there's someone else in my head and I can't get them to shut up.

Anyway, programming project I've been working on is, uh, done-ish. So I'll try to get back to gaming again now. Yey.

So when the voices in your head say Koei, slap them with a dead koi fish and yell, " HERE IS YOUR STINKIN' KOI!!!"
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: August 15, 2016, 05:34:46 PM
Unless the Persona 5 fear is that FFXV will affect P5's sales.  That fear may be based on what happened with Resonance of Fate and FFXIII.

64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 15, 2016, 09:21:05 AM
...and Lemmy formed Motorhead when he was 30, which is considered elderly for a rock musician, no matter the era.  

I know how Klutz feels because when I was in my 20s I would look at my peers and it seemed like everything they did, that they touched turned to gold and everything I did backfired.  I was just as capable as they were, if not more so, so why is/was everything backfiring on me?  

Perhaps my backfires could be seen as success.  My career is nowhere near where it should be, but my health is golden because during a crushing 2 year period when I couldn't find a steady job (I was either temping or substitute teaching) I overhauled my lifestyle to a healthier one, lost a ton of weight in the process, etc.  On the other hand, my peers may be more career successful, but their bodies are falling apart.  They look prematurely old and I look young.  But it still sucks being an also-ran in an area of life that I was/am a contender in.  

As for doing what you love for a living, I agree with Tomara that it's overrated.  I used to love playing my instrument and jamming with my friends.  Then I played for 2 years in a career-minded band, and I lost a lot of the joy I had playing my instrument.  Because it became work.  A thing that uplifted my soul became a thing that was crushing it.  I associated something I WANTED to do with something I HAVE to do, and we always procrastinate on stuff we have to do.  During my final year with the band, I used to cheer inside whenever practice was cancelled or shows were cancelled, because it meant that I could get a little break.  A little reprieve.  A moment when I didn't have to think about work, because that band was a second job.  

It's important that you have a job that you like going to every day, but your pleasure hobbies should never be your job, or it will turn into work.  I haven't touched my bass in a year and I don't really miss it, probably because in my mind I still associate it with "work" rather than "fun."  I'm lucky that I have a job that I like, but it does not pay that well and my school loan debt is exorbitant.  But I keep asking myself, can I put a pricetag on my happiness?  If I had a family to support I'd be singing a different tune, but right now I want to work to live, not live to work and no paycheck is worth a soul-crushing job.  
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 15, 2016, 09:07:36 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judo-medalist-beat-up-while-celebrating-on-copacabana-beach-234727753.html

Belgian bronze-medalist in judo was beaten up and mugged on Copacabana beach. 

Okay, the reasonable person in me is decrying the crippled Olympic infrastructure (security was a huge concern), but the snarky jackass in me is thinking, "How the heck did a judo expert get his ass beat by thugs?  He's a JUDO expert for cripes sake!  Is he only able to fight in tournament settings but not apply martial arts to real life?  Miyagi would not approve."

From the picture, it looks more like he got sucker punched and then the thief ran away with his cellphone while he was recovering.

...and in the news today is that 4 swimmers, including Ryan Lochte, were mugged at gunpoint in Rio.  I shake my head in disapproval.

66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 14, 2016, 10:01:07 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4DuP07oOI

I feel kinda bad for this Russian diver, because her Olympic plop a few days ago means she'll be the butt of all the jokes about the Russians flopping this Olympics without their precious PEDs. (PED is an acronym for Performance Enhancement Drug.  Colloquial terms include steroids/'roids and juice among others.)

EDIT: Sometimes I wonder if there was ever a time a last-place Olympic diver decided before their final dive, "I'm in last place, I have nothing to lose, I might as well have some fun with this" then yell "CANNONBALL!" from the diving board before launching into a cannonball. 
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 12, 2016, 08:54:34 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judo-medalist-beat-up-while-celebrating-on-copacabana-beach-234727753.html

Belgian bronze-medalist in judo was beaten up and mugged on Copacabana beach. 

Okay, the reasonable person in me is decrying the crippled Olympic infrastructure (security was a huge concern), but the snarky jackass in me is thinking, "How the heck did a judo expert get his ass beat by thugs?  He's a JUDO expert for cripes sake!  Is he only able to fight in tournament settings but not apply martial arts to real life?  Miyagi would not approve."
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 12, 2016, 04:04:47 PM
Would you at least keep a weightlifting belt as a utility belt? 

As for me, I think my supersuit would be based around my cycling gear: https://teamevesham.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-04-24-08.54.33_25pc_crop.png

As long as no one on this team does the Quail Man thing, we're good. 
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 12, 2016, 06:51:29 AM
Maxx- I like that!  

So now we have Deadlift, Derailleur, Ranadiel and Nobody so far.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 11, 2016, 08:31:16 PM
I'd want to call Agent D "Big McLargeHuge" but that would be silly.

I guess my superhero name would be Derailleur.  I use that as my Love Live! School Idol Festival handle now.  

I was watching USA vs India Olympic womens' field hockey with my mom and aunt (who's visiting from India) and we were all really conflicted.  One of the US players, Rachel Dawson, graduated the high school I work at and I took my aunt to visit my school and talk to the special ed department.  But India is mother country, even though I wasn't born there (I was born in Netherlands.)  Anyway, the India team is skilled, but lack the fitness/stamina of the US players, and that's true for Indian athletes in most any sport.  Oftentimes they have the skill, but lack the fitness/stamina.  

I really felt bad for India's team because their coach just seemed so disaffected, like he didn't give a crap.  That's just such a shame, because it's hard enough being a woman in India where the culture in much of the country pretty much thinks a girl/woman playing hockey is a fool's errand and that a female's place is to marry and be "barefoot and pregnant" in her husband's home.  And that's just so chauvinistic and sexist and just plain rotten.  Commentators were saying that one of the Indian players begged her family to postpone her marriage so she could compete in the Olympics.  And I can already see fingers wagging and people "throwing shade" at her back in home country.  I mean, wow, being able to compete in the Olympics- that's such an honor, and to see a coach so disaffected was deflating.  I would love to see India's womens' field hockey team get a more energetic coach who actually cares, who believes these women deserve to be here, deserve to participate in sports, and that they're worth more than just being some jerk's arranged bride.  Because when you have a coach who's disaffected, the team kinda falls apart.  I may be jumping to conclusions that the coach is a sexist pig, but his whole attitude and demeanor made me feel that. 
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 11, 2016, 07:14:56 PM
I love this.  The thread has gone from hair showing your age to ParaNormOlympics to turning RPGFanners into a super hero team like Justice League or Avengers. 

Now we just need superhero names...
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 11, 2016, 05:34:06 PM
Coming back to the checking out the bodies on Olympic athletes, Sam Mikulak of the US men's gymnastics team said it best.  "Maybe [we should] compete with our shirts off," He told the Wall Street Journal.  "People make fun of us for wearing tights. But if they saw how yoked we are maybe that would make a difference."

Seriously, those guys are jacked like comic book superheroes.  I know I'll never be jacked like that or as ottermode ripped as The divers (due in no small part to age), but seeing that just makes me want to put more into my workouts, stay vigilant with my nutrition, and push myself to cycle longer distances faster.  Just like I look up to the older dudes in my cycling club kicking ass, I want to be that fit and lively older guy that a young buck can look up to and think, "Yeah, I want to be like him when I grow up."
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 11, 2016, 05:20:19 PM
This old commercial totally backfired.  To this day, I still want a Jooky.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsys9hYFewc
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 10, 2016, 03:29:28 PM

And of course Missing Link Weightlifting (I really think the Yetis have it this year, though I've heard the Sasquatches are trying a new training regimen)

I don't know, man.  The Yowie team is looking like a dark horse team this year. 
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 10, 2016, 11:44:04 AM
There's more than one type of ghost and there's more than one type of zombie/undead.  And are we going to have a controversy about certain types of ghosts doping and thus being disqualified from the ParaNormOlympics? 
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