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« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2011, 04:30:30 PM »

Wait, you're wearing pants?

Dammit! Now everyone knows the pockets were a lie!
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« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2011, 12:07:44 AM »

In my case, it's a dream of heading for the desert and my possible future as a desert writer (or geologist, depending on how well I tolerate college while in a setting that isn't extremely depressing) that keep me going, at least when I feel the need to look at the big picture.  Medical problems keep me from accomplishing much toward those goals right now, though, (though I've found work that can accommodate vertigo and severe allergy troubles) so in the short term I focus on developing hobbies to keep me going from day to day and avoid becoming bogged down.
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« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2011, 06:52:32 AM »

Friends, family, discovering new things, hoping to find a special someone again, and indie dreams are slowly happening.

BTW Tomara you're in the industry also?  Where and what do you do?  PM me if you wish :)

I'm more on the journalism side of things. I write for a Dutch independent Nintendo magazine called [N]Gamer. I guess developers might not call us part of the game industry since you're closer to the core and we act on the outskirts closer to the consumerbase, but consider this: we share the same ups and downs. We need your games to earn our paychecks and you need us too.

Anyway, I'm also trying to get work as a translator but it's difficult. Not because I lack skills but because not many companies allow translators to work from home.

Oh I agree, the only people I dislike in the industry is PR/Marketing,  they think they run the show and they got no skills just know how to BS.
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« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2011, 08:06:18 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lFp2ImNWY&feature=related

^- Shit like that.
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« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2011, 08:16:36 PM »

Kpop girl groups.
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« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2011, 10:09:23 PM »

Damn good question, Ms. Dice.
I'm a bit older than a lot of you, so I can offer a different perspective on the question. I've already been through college, shit jobs that don't pay, and relationships that are going nowhere. I have a good job in the field I love(Landscaping) that pays me well enough to be comfortable. I've been married for 12 years now, and have a 10 year old son.
What keeps me going everyday? For one, a cure for thishttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia, which I have been diagnosed with after years of going to doctors and getting no answers. FYI: It sucks.
On the more positive side, I am an avid(read:fanatical) gardener, and can't wait to get out there each day to see what's going on, and get my hands dirty. There is nothing I'd rather be doing.
I love doing things with my son. Like teaching him all about gardening(shocker!), and how to respect all living things. Seeing his eyes light up in delight over discovering a cool new bug, or figuring out a problem that stumped him, truly makes me happy. He's a damn good kid, and I am very proud of him.
My wife, who is truly my best friend, and can make me smile on the days when I really need to. A hug from her can make the pain go away, if only for a few seconds. Her determination and strength are beyond admiration, and I only wish I had half as much. Not to mention that she's a total geek(Vampires, horror movies, etc.), which makes it easy for her to understand my own obsessions.
Mushy stuff aside, the woman's got an ass that won't quit. And I get to see it everyday! Life is good.
; - )
Plus, I really DO look forward to certain new movies coming out, watching great shows like Dr. Who, etc.

and Mass Effect 3
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Of all responses, I'm amazed and happy at how honest this one was, Grim.

I'm actually ashamed to say that my mum also suffers the same disease, no cure, and specialists and meds up the wa-zoo. Ashamed because I feel it's what's driving her and I apart at times.  But I'm also happy to see that your life seems, generally, okay otherwise; good wife/best friend, and a wonderful boy (who I'm sure is just the sweetest thing and in a good home). 

I'm generally quite anti-social, I'm good at it, but I generally prefer to be without company aside a few people.  I'm happy to say I don't really feel lonely though, only at rare times.  I think it's time I answer me own question; and it's my hobbies keep me going.  My interests, my passions, my loves in this life.  The fact that most can be done at home and without people make me happy.  A job, a walk, a book, some time to draw, to cook, to create, to learn whatever.  This forum has been great company, not only to my gaming interests, but the people here aren't complete retards.  I love the internet for that in general, connecting odd hobbies, especially if the people who like them aren't exactly living close to each other.

Generally, I'm easy to please as well, so it doesn't take a lot to keep me going and to keep me happy.
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« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2011, 10:15:52 PM »

Kpop girl groups.

Sorry, but J-pop is superior to K-pop.

Seriously though I haven't heard like any K-pop because as far as music goes I'm pretty much afraid to try something different, because seriously over 90% of music today just sucks. I don't want to click on the wrong link and end up listening to shit like Justin Bieber.
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« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2011, 11:25:19 PM »

Kpop girl groups.

Sorry, but J-pop is superior to K-pop.

Seriously though I haven't heard like any K-pop because as far as music goes I'm pretty much afraid to try something different, because seriously over 90% of music today just sucks. I don't want to click on the wrong link and end up listening to shit like Justin Bieber.


I'm sorry, but no. I listen to both, and if you compare only the idols, Kpop is much better. Jpop has degraded so much since those fucking ___48 groups have come out. I love Japanese music from a decade ago when m-flo was on top, reinventing the wheels, but today...it's easy to see why the Kpop idol groups are popular in Japan, because they can actually sing.

As for the soloists, there aren't that many in Korea right now, but in Japan, yeah, I looooove Amuro Namie.

If this was 5 years ago, I would have agreed with you, but Jpop has taken such a huge shit that it's hard to find any good songs worth listening to anymore.
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« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2011, 05:37:19 PM »

If you think 90% of music being made today sucks, you aren't looking hard enough.
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« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2011, 05:51:10 PM »

I still have only one K-Pop CD which is Koyote's debut album, back when I had a crush on the female member of the group, Shin Ji.  Hard to believe that was 12 years ago.  Soon Jung is such a tacky song, yet incredibly awesome.  The dance moves and rap bits are pretty lulzy.  Haters can kindly GTFO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_mvK7vJxg
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« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2011, 06:54:46 PM »

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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2011, 08:33:16 PM »

If you think 90% of music being made today sucks, you aren't looking hard enough.

That makes no sense.  If you have to look hard then clearly you're not talking about the 90%.  90% of it sucking doesn't mean that there aren't good examples out there.

Besides, 90% of everything is crap (Sturgeon's Revelation).
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« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2011, 09:53:36 PM »

If you think 90% of music being made today sucks, you aren't looking hard enough.

That makes no sense.  If you have to look hard then clearly you're not talking about the 90%.  90% of it sucking doesn't mean that there aren't good examples out there.

Besides, 90% of everything is crap (Sturgeon's Revelation).

Not necessarily.  After all, when people say [insert made up statistic here] of music made today sucks they're generally speaking of stuff you would hear on radio stations that play modern/hit music, or, in other words, mainstream radio stations.  The groups that get radio play on anything more than obscure local stations (or internet radio) make up a tiny percentage of the larger group of musicians out there touring and recording albums.  Thus, it is reasonable to say that a person isn't looking hard enough if they think that most of the music being made sucks.
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« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2011, 10:41:00 PM »

Getting toasted,nicely toasted.

That and "taking a walk in the park"
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« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2011, 11:07:01 PM »

A few years back I'd be worrying about every little thing people had to say about me. I'd latch onto every complaint made about me like it was some sort of life changing problem I needed to fix, anything from being "a fanboy" to being too sensitive, etc.

The complaints against me I always thought were so big and important just stopped mattering and melted away when I lost a girl with late-stage leukemia, and her parents, sobbing, asked me, "Why couldn't you save her?"

Once you get hit something like that, the small things in life really cease to bother you anymore - so my life has elevated from being a paranoid asshole with an insecurity complex to just asshole. I'm fairly certain things can only go up from here.
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