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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 03:31 PM Reply

At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: I have been hit and miss with people. From 2012's experiences, I've met a few people in Chester, one of them being a dragon fanatic like I am,

Good start there -and his opinion on metal is...? ;)

One guy and his girlfriend were hostile to us and we were not fond of each other because of conflicting interests. Plus, he felt like he had authority over the party when it wasn't even his own fucking place. He did have that "NO FUN ALLOWED" stigma to him.

Yeah, I remember you talking about him. I still say you guys should have jumped his ass. :D

It's a shame where I meet some of people haven't resulted in finding as many girls as I should have but I can always keep trying to look around. It's either I give up and not find anyone at all or I can look anywhere and meet anyone new that I think I can get along with. So yeah, meeting new people is always a gamble. You never know who you'll meet and while some of them will be rotten apples, there's always diamonds in the rough so it's always worth exploring.

Well, the way I see it is you're going to meet new people in life, whether you want to or not... (school, jobs, etc.) Though you can always do more on your own, as far as you know...that whole "socializing" thing. (lol) Anyway all you can really do is take the good with the bad, because, well, that's life! :P

At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: It SHOULD be a helpful tool but sadly there's huge downfalls for using the internet to find a possible love partner.

I was referring more to finding social groups, like people who get together to go hiking, for example. Probably should have clarified that a little more.

Newgrounds is certainly not a good place to try and find someone you'll love.

Yeah, I wouldn't think NG would be all that great for finding a girl, for many reasons. 1. The guy/girl ratio is like 100:1. 2. Most are probably going to be under 18 3. Any girls on the BBS are going to be constantly harassed/pestered by horny teenage boys and probably not be interested in getting to know anyone from NG in that way. (though some seem to enjoy that kind of attention.) Anything else? Well, most people in the General Forum are freaking queer as springtime, if that counts. lol

While there have been some successful relationships where both met on this site, that's really once in a blue moon and this site isn't really a source for finding someone.

There's two couples that met here, right? I always thought that a really neat story.

Maybe you can hang out at meets and get along with a lot of new people but to seek for a relationship, it's not the most ideal place.

I'm pretty sure Gagsy loves you...Or is it only your plushies she's after? :x

I'll admit that the only forum I even post on nowadays is the NG BBS and even that's showing a decline of activity.

But you're never allowed to leave, you understand that, right? :P

At 3/21/13 03:51 PM, Bahamut7 wrote: Level 46! I don't even know where to retire this alt considering lack of sword now.

I don't know, a shark with a laser beam attached to its head seems pretty cool to me, albeit not nearly as cool as a sword. ;)

At 3/22/13 08:38 AM, Bahamut wrote: I've been speaking to her yesterday. Although the text she sent me originally went to the wrong person, we were talking a bit and things are still fine with her as far as friendship goes.

Glad to hear it! It must be a load off your chest to be able to speak together on friendly terms. :)


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At 3/22/13 08:38 AM, Bahamut wrote: I've been speaking to her yesterday.

Very nice.

At 3/22/13 03:34 AM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: On the bus journey to the school and back (only to see where it was), I did feel like my mind was asleep while I was on it. However, I can't let it be too sleepy, otherwise I'll miss my stop. I wasn't even sure which stop I needed to get off at and it turned out the one I thought I should get off at is the right one providing I do work at that school.
After a while your body just "knows" where to get off and you'll wake up from your doze automatically.
True that. Rarely I miss a stop on my road when getting back home because my body is programmed too well when to get off.

On the other hand, a few months ago I didn't get off in time. But not because I was sleeping, but because I was reading. And the station I have to get off and the station before that look pretty similar. So I looked out of the window and thought I still have one station left... and then I realized my mistake. >_>

Lucky, they're only playing in Download. I'd much rather have their own big venues than festivals. I suppose my next chance will be whenever they record their next album and I think it'll be another two years until we hear another Maiden album and they say they only see themselves writing another record or two before they call it a day.
I could have seen them at the Wacken Open Air. But since this festival turned into one huge pile of dogshit I rather not spent any more money on that... not even for Maiden!
That's the sad thing. It seems most of these festivals seem good at first but then they turn to shit after a while. This is why I much prefer standalone shows and never festivals.

W:O:A would still be good (but overpriced) if the people who went there would actually care for the music. But it seems like that about 50% of the visitors are just there to "have a look at it" and don't know or see a single band or even listen to any metal at all. For them, the festival is just a reason to whoop it up.

At 3/22/13 03:28 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/20/13 04:29 PM, Haggard wrote: Well, it counts the same way the PENTALIST does. :P
The Pentalist from before we had Art Reviews...
That's true, I had totally forgotten about Art reviews. (Probably because I don't have any.) ^^;

I think I have about 150 of them. But I really should get my flash reviews to 1000. I'm really close. But I am "really close" for some time now. :(

Yeah, it's a bit complicated with total stats, so I still rely on NGLogs to count it for me.
I suppose it would be, now that I consider the Art reviews. It'd just be your NGlog total + medals + Art reviews = total stats then? Hopefully byteslinger can get it updated at some point.

Maybe "someone" should write her a message? :P

Well this sucks, seriously. When I think that I moved together with my gf after about 6 months... :P
Ok, we already where 23 and 22 respectively, and my mom more or less kicked me out (sounds more serious than it was ;) )
We were a few years younger -at that awkward time right after graduating high school. I think that's a big part of the reason why things didn't end up working out... Anyway, so did you end up getting married shortly after moving in together, or was it more recent?

I don't know. Is 7 years later "shortly after moving in together"? :P


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 23rd, 2013 @ 03:35 PM Reply

Congratulations! You just destroyed someone else's hard work! This Flash has been blammed.

wow, haven't seen that in years


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 23rd, 2013 @ 04:02 PM Reply

Coop considers that his luck is back to normal, while congratulating:
Jolly: 44,000 B/P
Bahamut: 31,000 Experience
Auz: 12,000 Posts
Haggard: 100,000 Total Points
VJF: Brigadier General
BlueHippo: Level 51
Chrausner: Captain
Metal-Therapy: 42,000 B/P
Bahamut7: Level 46
Pokemonpoeguygcn: 82,000 B/P

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House Of Pain - Jump Around
REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling

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At 3/17/13 02:38 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/16/13 10:04 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/10/13 01:40 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/9/13 07:25 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/5/13 04:14 PM, Haggard wrote: Don't you own an air mattress?
No, I sleep in a bed - why would I need one?
So, you take your bed with you when you go out camping? :P
You sound like my ex - She always wanted to go camping, I wanted to spend the night in a nice hotel.
Hotels are expensive and you miss the whole party.

I did my camping with the scouts, when I was a kid. I see nothing to be gained from it now that I'm half a lifetime removed from that.

At 3/17/13 06:56 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:57 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/16/13 10:04 AM, Coop wrote: I just hope that I'm elsewhere if and when it does...
Just make sure you're positioned BEHIND him, you know, to avoid any unwanted surprises in the night.
You want to be gay with him so much, you share the bed with him >:(
I hate to rain on your parade, but there's not going to be any gay love going on with either one of you.

Don't knock it until you've tried it :3

At 3/17/13 11:24 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/17/13 06:56 AM, Coop wrote: You want to be gay with him so much, you share the bed with him >:(
How about we all just have a slumber party and talk about stats all night. It doesn't have to be about who wants to be gay with who. XD

*who wants to be gay with whom. There is never a time to allow your grammar to slip!

Well, last season's breakdown went like this:

Sunday - lost every match, except a friendly. I was captain.
Wednesday - finished mid-table, runner up in the senior cup, winners of the invitation plate.
Saturday - Won the league (1st XI); Runner up in the league (2nd XI).

I was scorer for the most part on the Saturday team. I did play two games and took a couple of wickets.
Sounds like you did pretty well, overall. Good luck this year! Out of curiosity, is there any video of you playing on YouTube, or something? I'd be curious to see it.

There are a couple of videos of us celebrating after winning. From 2011 2012 and hopefully one for next season ;)

At 3/18/13 09:58 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 3/16/13 10:04 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/9/13 07:39 PM, Bahamut wrote: I've been able to see her today. Although things may be getting more and more intense right now, we were able to enjoy seeing each other. Plenty of hugs were given so we're still close to each other. I've spoken to a few friends today and they feel that I have done what I can to help her out but perhaps I shouldn't pressure myself to respond to her to every little thing she says on Twitter, Facebook, etc. However, for now it's a matter of giving her space and give her time to recover which I have agreed to do starting from earlier this week.
Try not to rush in. You can seem over the top and clingy if you do.
Well I tried to give her time but nothing was made any easier for us.

Just take your time, the right one is out there.

At 3/18/13 11:45 AM, Auz wrote:
At 3/18/13 09:58 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 3/17/13 06:49 PM, Auz wrote:
As a result of getting 30k posts, though, I now have FOUR stats with 30k+ and I'm the first of that kind to do that. It'll be ages before you even see anyone else with four 30k stats
Coop is about the only likely other candidate to reach that anywhere within the next few years.

And my posting has fallen off a cliff of late.

At 3/23/13 03:35 PM, jonthomson wrote: Congratulations! You just destroyed someone else's hard work! This Flash has been blammed.

wow, haven't seen that in years

Great feeling, isn't it?


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At 3/22/13 04:52 PM, Haggard wrote: I think I have about 150 of them. But I really should get my flash reviews to 1000. I'm really close. But I am "really close" for some time now. :(

Did you end up making it onto the top 100 list before or after Auz consolidated all the reviews together? I remember you had yet to make it on, back when I was still updating that list.

Maybe "someone" should write her a message? :P

I just felt someone nudge my arm all the way from Germany? 0.o

I don't know. Is 7 years later "shortly after moving in together"? :P

So you must have gotten married fairly recently, then. If I weren't notoriously inconsistent with my activity here on NG, I probably would have known this already. :\

At 3/23/13 03:35 PM, jonthomson wrote: Congratulations! You just destroyed someone else's hard work! This Flash has been blammed.

wow, haven't seen that in years

Good, that means I got a blam today. -___-

At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, Coop wrote: Don't knock it until you've tried it :3

haha see, Haggard, that's what I meant about playing along. ;)

*who wants to be gay with whom. There is never a time to allow your grammar to slip!

*Classic collective bored classroom response* : Yes, Mr. Coop...

There are a couple of videos of us celebrating after winning. From 2011 2012 and hopefully one for next season ;)

Are you the one filming in those videos? It's kind of hard to make out the faces at times; I can't clearly see someone who appears to be you. :(

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At 3/23/13 06:08 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, Coop wrote: Don't knock it until you've tried it :3
haha see, Haggard, that's what I meant about playing along. ;)

For the record, that's just what I am doing as well ;)

*who wants to be gay with whom. There is never a time to allow your grammar to slip!
*Classic collective bored classroom response* : Yes, Mr. Coop...

Is that gum you're chewing? In the bin with it!

There are a couple of videos of us celebrating after winning. From 2011 2012 and hopefully one for next season ;)
Are you the one filming in those videos? It's kind of hard to make out the faces at times; I can't clearly see someone who appears to be you. :(

Yeah, I was the one with the camera, hence why the quality was so poor. Perhaps if I can get a girlfriend who is willing to attend a game or two, she will get some action shots of me in the middle, or even some video footage. We shall see.


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 24th, 2013 @ 12:44 PM Reply

62,000 B/P!
Top 50 in B/P!

>:(

At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, Coop wrote: Haggard: 100,000 Total Points

Thanks.

At 3/17/13 02:38 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/16/13 10:04 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/10/13 01:40 PM, Haggard wrote: So, you take your bed with you when you go out camping? :P
You sound like my ex - She always wanted to go camping, I wanted to spend the night in a nice hotel.
Hotels are expensive and you miss the whole party.
I did my camping with the scouts, when I was a kid. I see nothing to be gained from it now that I'm half a lifetime removed from that.

Comparing camping as a scout with camping at a festival camping ground... it's like comparing watching porn to having sex with a real person. It's just not the same. ;)

At 3/17/13 06:56 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/16/13 12:57 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/16/13 10:04 AM, Coop wrote: I just hope that I'm elsewhere if and when it does...
Just make sure you're positioned BEHIND him, you know, to avoid any unwanted surprises in the night.
You want to be gay with him so much, you share the bed with him >:(
I hate to rain on your parade, but there's not going to be any gay love going on with either one of you.
Don't knock it until you've tried it :3

Some things you just don't have to try out. :P

At 3/23/13 06:08 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/22/13 04:52 PM, Haggard wrote: I think I have about 150 of them. But I really should get my flash reviews to 1000. I'm really close. But I am "really close" for some time now. :(
Did you end up making it onto the top 100 list before or after Auz consolidated all the reviews together? I remember you had yet to make it on, back when I was still updating that list.

Maybe "someone" should write her a message? :P
I just felt someone nudge my arm all the way from Germany? 0.o

"Looks like he *puts on sunglasses* reached out!"

I don't know. Is 7 years later "shortly after moving in together"? :P
So you must have gotten married fairly recently, then. If I weren't notoriously inconsistent with my activity here on NG, I probably would have known this already. :\

Since 11.03.2011... oh wait, wrong date format. For you, it should be 3/11/2011. ;)

At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, Coop wrote: Don't knock it until you've tried it :3
haha see, Haggard, that's what I meant about playing along. ;)

Who says I wasn't? I could have played the role of the secretly gay, but not admitting it for anything in the world-guy. ;)

Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTN6Du3MCgI

At 3/24/13 07:21 AM, Coop wrote:
At 3/23/13 06:08 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, Coop wrote: Don't knock it until you've tried it :3
haha see, Haggard, that's what I meant about playing along. ;)
For the record, that's just what I am doing as well ;)

Yeah, that's what they all are claiming to do... :P


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 24th, 2013 @ 01:54 PM Reply

30,000 saves. First post on page 3,000?


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Congratulations To

Haggard: Top 50 b/p'er, 62,000 b/p
DiMono: Supreme Commander in saves
Toocool100: 150,000 saves -damn 0.0

It only took me 4 1/2 months, but I've finally regained my highest-ever b/p rank. Nothing for it now but to press on into uncharted waters and to the top 100!

At 3/24/13 07:21 AM, Coop wrote: For the record, that's just what I am doing as well ;)

Oh, I know, you silly. You don't need to explain. ;)

Is that gum you're chewing? In the bin with it!

Aw, come on! Well, at least my mouth is free to prep some spitballs now. >:)

Yeah, I was the one with the camera, hence why the quality was so poor. Perhaps if I can get a girlfriend who is willing to attend a game or two, she will get some action shots of me in the middle, or even some video footage. We shall see.

I'll be honest, I was kinda hoping you'd be the crazy guy spraying the champagne everywhere. (Though I know your likeness well enough to know it wasn't at first glance.)

At 3/24/13 12:44 PM, Haggard wrote: "Looks like he *puts on sunglasses* reached out!"

I'd say! Reached out and around! :P

Since 11.03.2011... oh wait, wrong date format. For you, it should be 3/11/2011. ;)

Yeah, thanks for clarifying, as I read that as November 3rd, 2011, out of habit. I MEAN WHO WOULD GET MARRIED IN NOVEMBER?? JEEZ. :P

Who says I wasn't? I could have played the role of the secretly gay, but not admitting it for anything in the world-guy. ;)

Yeah, but that's so boring. We need you to be FABULOUS!

Also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTN6Du3MCgI

There ya go. That sexy Lincoln was a beast, benching 55 lbs. :O

At 3/24/13 01:54 PM, DiMono wrote: First post on page 3,000?

Not quite. ;P


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Apparently I've been on NG for 5 years.

That's pretty neat.


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As if my week couldn't have been shit enough. We all know my relationship problems but life thought it wasn't enough so the next thing to happen was getting screwed over with the job just because of references not getting back to the agency in time. The last thing to happen, well, I just so happened to have taken the wrong fucking train tickets with me and I missed out on the London trip as a result. While I'll have saved a bit of money by not going and will get refunded for the train tickets, I could have done with going to the live show to see Gojira and Ghost on stage just to see something. Instead, I did see some friends today but in the evening I got a headache from my cousin. He may be very young but my patience has its limits, particularly at this time. The week ahead better treat me well.

Sorry for the four-parter guys.

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Too much. This took me forever.

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At 3/22/13 03:28 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote: Dammit, Bahamut, now you've got me doing it. x_x

Well would ya look at that? Let's see if I make you do it again!

At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: I was meant to comment on this before. Although I mentioned 140,000 total points the other day, I've already reached that a while back considering the inclusion of medals. Maybe we can have a discussion with byteslinger and see if medals can be counted for the combined total. At this point I find it to be acceptable so we should throw some thoughts around in the NG Log thread or something.
That would be nice, though it's not a huge deal for me to do some quick addition to find out my real total. I do hope she is able to get it done eventually, though, seeings how NGlog is already keeping track of user's medals/points.

Eh, it's nice to have it more accurate.

That's why I'm wanting to get them out sooner than later. If my heart feels minimally hurt on a daily basis then I'm on the right track.
The memory will lose it's sting in time. Hopefully it wont haunt you for too long, seeing as you two weren't together over the long haul. I suppose you might be grateful for that, in retrospect.

Let's see what I can do from now until Thursday. My sister will be here for the Easter weekend so I'll see if I can get all my worst feelings out from now until then. I've been feeling really depressed all day. The various unfortunate events don't help me at all but I am trying to fight through this difficult time. I'll admit that perhaps I was a little too overconfident with some of the things I've been saying here. I want to be positive for a change but it's just not easy to keep it up all the time. I guess additional shit happening just doesn't make it any easier for me. I'm sure if I did get the work trial as promised and went to the live show, I'd be in a better mood right now.

Hahahaha, if only. What I obviously meant was that it's been a long time since we last needed multi posts for quotes. It was much easier when gfox was around but... you know. I've said to him myself during a recent PM that I no longer put pressure on him to start posting here again. I see him less and less for depositing and even on Steam so that's saying something. I last gave him a double PM to reply to everything and next time it might go across three or four messages, haha.
Yeah, I somehow didn't think it really was. :P It really is a damn shame gfox isn't around anymore, as we could really use someone like him around here to thicken up the conversation a bit. (Hell, even Coop's presence is beginning to be felt less and less around this thread. And if he stops posting congrats lists, I'm going to have to resort to congratsing myself. ;_;) Anyway, at least you are still in contact with him, and even on NG no less! Make sure you tell him Metal says hi and that he's updating your old Pentalist next time you talk to him. (He better remember me!) :P

Yeah, I'm surprised I could even reach him at all that way. I just knew that if you're going to deposit at least half of the time, you WILL notice new PMs in your inbox. He must have took a good half hour at least just to reply to me so it's great that we're still in contact. As for the whole LUL activity, you are damn right about that. It's hard to even post here on a daily basis now which is a damn shame. This place has been like my internet home but I guess times are changing. Anyway, I'll make sure I note you on the next PM I send to him. I'll give him the necessary time to respond to my latest messages.

Not the first time I've heard that lately. Exercising is something that I've put on my new years resolution and while it might be a generic one, it's one that would do a lot of good for me. Now if only I knew which friends go to the gym on a regular basis. I would have to make it somewhere that isn't over the water and thankfully I do have friends on this side so who knows. As a matter of fact, I was meant to be seeing if a friend of mine is still taking weekly trips to the swimming baths with his brother but I haven't heard anything about that since the start of the year. Mind you, I'm not fond of the local swimming baths with it being Birkenhead and all but it's always worth giving it a shot if I'm with someone I know.
I've been exercising now for almost a year and weight training for the last few months. I'd say it's made me a bit more outgoing, not to mention increased my energy substantially. I only wish I had access to a pool, as swimming is arguably the best total-body exercising you can do.
Anyway, I would recommend going for a swim as often as possible, it'll be good for both your physical and mental states.

I got back to said friend and he said that the plans are fallen since his brother felt it wasn't getting him to lose some weight. Looks like no plans for regular swimming now. I did it so often a decade back when I went there with my aunt on a weekly basis. Then things drifted away and we weren't up for it anymore. Back then and even now I feel swimming is one of the more fun forms of exercise. It's always a blast when you can swim with friends and if you can give your body some exercise in the process, it's a win-win situation!

Whatever people I know do for regular exercises, I should ask on Facebook sometime soon and see what goes on. Maybe one will do just work outs at the gym but anything should be good. Well, perhaps not everything as I won't jump into one sport for an activity due to potential risks with some of them. I suppose if there was one sport to do it would be tennis... *remembers his own name* Goddammit Andy!


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At 3/22/13 03:28 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: And a best friend would not hide away their troubles if they are in need of help and they broadcast all sorts of shit on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. They would be willing to listen out on what their partner says and not just throw things right back at them. If you try and make others feel better, you should take for granted that there are those who will do the same for you in return Those problems are why she didn't seem like a best friend to me in the end. I do feel a love partner should also be like their best friend in the sense that they would talk about common interests very often and be there to help each other.
I could see how frustrating that would be; her using social media as an outlet to problems that she should be discussing with you, in private. It seems like she wasn't taking things very seriously, in terms of trying to work through the issues she was having, that or just very confused.

One did say to me that she probably wasn't in for a serious relationship. If that's the case, I just wonder how she managed to stay with one guy for 18 months. Maybe sometime last year things started to change for her and she's not been the self that she should be. I suppose I'm not much better when I use Newgrounds to talk about what's been going on between me and her but at least I'm not using this place to vent out on my own mental issues which some have done in the past and got themselves in an ugly situation as a result. I won't name and shame but some may remember an incident or two.

At least I never showed her this site. I felt from the very start when I knew she was a sensitive individual and bringing her to the BBS would only lead to misery. You know, despite how much I've spent on here, I've not mentioned Newgrounds to many friends in the outside world. Only my friends going back to secondary high school and the other odd one or two know of my presence here. One could argue that I should try and get more to this site but I feel some things that are on the internet are best kept there. And besides, most I know seem to be more into 4chan so it won't work out all that well for them.

Personally I don't want to think I have a single best friend as I have quite a diverse lifestyle. I'll hang out with people who play role-playing board games and card games (*cough*nerds*cough* XD), I'll be with those who I know from a local rock bar that I go to on occasions, I'm willing to see old friends going all the way back to secondary school, I have my rare chances to meet those from Newgrounds and then I have some, uhhhh, furries. Some of them may mix and match just fine but having something like furries going to said rock bar would probably cause a riot. :P
I can kind of relate to that. I highschool I hung out with a group of friends, some of which I did nerdy stuff with, others I played/talked sports and others music. But we were all friends with each other and hung out together as a group, nonetheless. (Probably because most of us went all the way back to grade school, before many of our interests developed.) And yeah, about the furries -you should keep them... quarantined; it might be best for everyone that way. ;P

Well, I am being very careful with the furries I'm getting acquainted with that are beyond my local friends. While I can understand their fetishes can be seen as odd to many (I have to draw the line somewhere for their porn), I don't see what's so bad about the fursuiting aspect. They can actually look adorable when you see them in person and to me, it's not much different than those dressing up as various Disney characters in the theme parks. That said, there's some red zones from the fandom that I cannot tolerate at all, babyfurs being the best example... I just don't understand them at all and it can't be a sign of a sane person. You can certainly quarantine them. :)

HOWEVER, if there is someone who I can deem as a best friend, it's the one who's been seeing live shows with me on various occasions. Not to put everyone else down but it is hard to top someone who's been willing to see live shows with me because we both liked the band(s) we saw. It doesn't stop at music, though as we also have common interests in video games and TV, particularly with Red Dwarf and Doctor Who but I have a shit ton to watch before I'm even considered a hardcore fan of the latter.
To me a "best friend" is just the person who you feel most comfortable around/have the most in common with. Like if you were to go on a road trip for a week and you could only pick one friend, who would it be? :P While I hung out with a lot people in school, there was that one guy who was my best friend. Interestingly enough, we were both giant nerds, both of us being hardcore into DBZ and Pokemon (especially the former). We both drew DBZ fanart and played the card games and shit. (Oh, and not to mention were were both huge Nintendo fanboys.) Lots of good memories there, anyway. :)

Well, I can't judge you over DBZ for anything at all. If I play Yugioh then what right do I have? :P

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As far as relationships go, I cannot and should not expect 100% common interests between the two.
That girl I was speaking of before and I were pretty damn close; one reason why I truly regretted that loss. :( Anyway, I'd think that over time you would start to adopt some of each other's interests, to some extent.

Yeah, I was willing to listen to her on all her interests. She does expertise in dancing and I've never been much of a dancer all my life, unless headbanging and pushing shit around in moshpits counts for something, haha. I don't know how much heavy metal she knew but she's good to know Burzum, Diablo Swing Orchestra and even Sunn 0))). Only a fan of DSO here but Sunn 0))) aren't the most accessible metal band to get into. Infact, she knew that I liked Helloween a lot and when she drew a picture of my dragon character, she did put a Helloween T-shirt on me and that put a huge smile on my face. :D

Still, there was still a ton more we could have explored together. Maybe since we're still on best friends status despite the break up, I can still show her a lot from metal.

At 3/22/13 03:31 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: I have been hit and miss with people. From 2012's experiences, I've met a few people in Chester, one of them being a dragon fanatic like I am,
Good start there -and his opinion on metal is...? ;)

He's not so much on music in general but he knows I like my metal a lot. Still a cool guy for sure. Keep in mind that I do have a fair amount of friends who aren't as big into heavy metal as myself, one friend and my sister are. There's different interests but we're still all cool together.

One guy and his girlfriend were hostile to us and we were not fond of each other because of conflicting interests. Plus, he felt like he had authority over the party when it wasn't even his own fucking place. He did have that "NO FUN ALLOWED" stigma to him.
Yeah, I remember you talking about him. I still say you guys should have jumped his ass. :D

We shouldn't be seeing him again. I think the host will know to be more careful with mixing friends from different places (again, see above about my whole knowing people from five different parts of my life). While she did hold a party for one's birthday last week, there was unfortunately an argument with one of her roommates over it that night. I feel bad for her since I'm sure she enjoys us all and doesn't want things to go sour for the night. I wouldn't blame her if she doesn't host another party like this again if it only keeps giving her hassle from others.


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 24th, 2013 @ 10:27 PM Reply

At 3/22/13 03:31 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: It's a shame where I meet some of people haven't resulted in finding as many girls as I should have but I can always keep trying to look around. It's either I give up and not find anyone at all or I can look anywhere and meet anyone new that I think I can get along with. So yeah, meeting new people is always a gamble. You never know who you'll meet and while some of them will be rotten apples, there's always diamonds in the rough so it's always worth exploring.
Well, the way I see it is you're going to meet new people in life, whether you want to or not... (school, jobs, etc.) Though you can always do more on your own, as far as you know...that whole "socializing" thing. (lol) Anyway all you can really do is take the good with the bad, because, well, that's life! :P

It's no doubt that schools are generally the first place where you meet new people that you will always remember or even friends. Maybe others don't have fonder memories of primary school (or elementary school for the Americans) as I did. I was in a class of 8/9 and we were always together. It was a really sad time when they all moved onto secondary school while two of us were a year behind. The academic year between myself and those who I knew was always the worst part of school for me. When they all left for the next part of their lives, I was stuck behind. Some of them I've not been able to ever see since they all left so who knows where some of them are now?

It was worse in secondary school considering all that hell I had to go through. Every single fucking day there I was always afraid of being bullied and generally it happened. The teachers and support staff never did a single goddamn thing to help me and some of them only made it worse for me. By the last year of school I was just ready to get myself expelled and fight those who would attempt to screw around with me. I did have a few fights as a result but it never got me into huge trouble, surprisingly enough. Again, the most crucial part of my life and I could have thrown it all away but the exam results I got were all passable and within the highest grades I could possibly get.

Even though I did have a hellish time, I can easily agree that at least it didn't turn to catastrophic events like attempting to burn the school down and having myself stuck in an asylum for a few years (*cough*Sirtom*cough*) and while I did see a psychiatrist a few times and even had someone else to see me once a week for the last two years of school life (because the support staff were shit at doing their jobs to help someone with Asperger's Syndrome), I was nowhere near the point of what my ex has to go through just to try and help out with her mental issues.

However, even if I may have not had the worst time imagineable at school, how the situation was handled was still inexcusable for them. Even to this day I still hate them all and would rather not see them anywhere in sight and if they did try to approach me, I won't mind being openly honest about my own feelings and tell them to FUCK OFF! Thankfully I've only ever bumped into those useless shits once or twice since leaving school so my unfortunate encounters are at least extremely rare. Then again, maybe they have spotted me in town somewhere a few times but either they knew to keep their distance away from me or listening to music on my iPod makes it piss easy to ignore them, possibly both.

Sadly, I've had the misfortune to see the former headteacher of said school when the family was out for my nan's 75th birthday at a restaurant in December. I was looking forward to the evening and everything but then came her, my mood died entirely. I immediately headed to the bar and got myself a drink. My dad tried to ask me if I remembered her and I told him that I didn't have fond memories at the school at all and he spoke against me for it. That alone really killed my mood and it didn't help when further on the night my dad decided to poke fun at me for various things so I was damn close to storming out the restaurant and heading back home. I didn't want to ruin my nan's 75th birthday but some people in the family should know fucking better by accepting that I didn't have an enjoyable time in secondary school at all.

And even if this shit happened seven years ago, there is still that one that I still despise a lot for what she did to me one day. Due to computer issues, I was under stress one day and wasn't able to do a lot of work so she called me in and told me off and she should have fucking known better that she should have dealt with someone with a mental disability a lot better than that. I tend to not excuse myself with saying "Oh I have Aspergers" but when it comes to a pupil in a school and you treat them badly despite knowing what stresses they have, you're a sick fuck and I hope karma hit you hard somewhere down the road!

Whoooa, I guess I said a lot about school there but I suppose if I start looking back at things, I'm gonna go on a train of thought. I apologise if you actually read through all of that but I suppose it helps to explore the mind. Hell, I'd be amazed if anyone else actually read all of this. Now if only I was more able to find out what went wrong with my ex instead of just taking vague reasons, it could have worked out better now. I only wish I could just grab a Psycho-portal, dive into her mind and fought all those demons myself.

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At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: It SHOULD be a helpful tool but sadly there's huge downfalls for using the internet to find a possible love partner.
I was referring more to finding social groups, like people who get together to go hiking, for example. Probably should have clarified that a little more.

Yeah, I knew what you were saying and should have took it more that way than how I approached it. Ah well, it's been giving me thoughts so it's helping in one way. That said, I am thinking to myself on where I should be going for online socialising.


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At 3/22/13 03:31 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/20/13 10:31 PM, Bahamut wrote: Newgrounds is certainly not a good place to try and find someone you'll love.
Yeah, I wouldn't think NG would be all that great for finding a girl, for many reasons. 1. The guy/girl ratio is like 100:1. 2. Most are probably going to be under 18 3. Any girls on the BBS are going to be constantly harassed/pestered by horny teenage boys and probably not be interested in getting to know anyone from NG in that way. (though some seem to enjoy that kind of attention.) Anything else? Well, most people in the General Forum are freaking queer as springtime, if that counts. lol

I can't help but feel that I possibly have some of the worst interests in terms of trying to find a girl who shares things in common with me. Newgrounds certainly has a horrible gender ratio and it was even proven on a questionnaire the NG staff wanted users to fill in. It may not be the most accurate form but it does show. Plus, half of the "female" users are likely to be bullshitting about their gender so make the ratio even more unbalanced. I don't want to think it that way but let's face it, this is fucking Newgrounds we're talking about.

And I tend to feel bad for the women that feel they are harassed/pestered by males. I'm not talking about here but rather anywhere on the internet. The internet should be bringing people closer but you've got jackasses ruining it for everyone, thus making a search to find someone online tougher than it already is. I'm not saying the internet should be the main/only place to try and date someone but it can be a tool to find someone who's right for you if done right. My sister met her partner on World of Warcraft and they've been engaged for 3 1/2 years now so good things do come out of meeting people online. Still, caution is always advised but I knew before attending the NG meets, it was reliable since not only would bad incidents spread on the site, I knew some individuals on Stickam chat back in the day and the use of webcam is one way to know you could potentially meet someone.

I mostly feel the right one for me is possibly somewhere on the internet. I've given the dump I live in many chances to find the one but my results have been bleak for the most part. I may have had her for a few weeks and she does live within a close-ish range but when I look at where I go and hardly get any luck, then perhaps I can find the one to love somewhere online. Not sure where exactly on the internet, though but it's a long road I possibly need to search in.

While there have been some successful relationships where both met on this site, that's really once in a blue moon and this site isn't really a source for finding someone.
There's two couples that met here, right? I always thought that a really neat story.

I won't list them down but I do know a few on here.

Maybe you can hang out at meets and get along with a lot of new people but to seek for a relationship, it's not the most ideal place.
I'm pretty sure Gagsy loves you...Or is it only your plushies she's after? :x

Nah, it's all about the plushies.

I'll admit that the only forum I even post on nowadays is the NG BBS and even that's showing a decline of activity.
But you're never allowed to leave, you understand that, right? :P

Ehhhhhhhh....

At 3/21/13 03:51 PM, Bahamut7 wrote: Level 46! I don't even know where to retire this alt considering lack of sword now.
I don't know, a shark with a laser beam attached to its head seems pretty cool to me, albeit not nearly as cool as a sword. ;)

Hmm, the daily alts thing is something I still need to think whether I want to keep it going or not.

At 3/22/13 08:38 AM, Bahamut wrote: I've been speaking to her yesterday. Although the text she sent me originally went to the wrong person, we were talking a bit and things are still fine with her as far as friendship goes.
Glad to hear it! It must be a load off your chest to be able to speak together on friendly terms. :)

It sure has been. She even made a random tweet tonight to say that I'm awesome and I appreciated that compliment a lot. Now if only she could start accepting all the compliments that I gave/give to her. We're still on speaking terms over there and even on text so that's a good thing. I did like how she said she likes that she can share her favourite activity with me (that being listening to a CD that she has). Maybe a relationship won't happen with her now but at least there are ways that I can still make her happy.

At 3/22/13 04:52 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/22/13 08:38 AM, Bahamut wrote: True that. Rarely I miss a stop on my road when getting back home because my body is programmed too well when to get off.
On the other hand, a few months ago I didn't get off in time. But not because I was sleeping, but because I was reading. And the station I have to get off and the station before that look pretty similar. So I looked out of the window and thought I still have one station left... and then I realized my mistake. >_>

I think the story with my dad one Christmas was funny. He was so drunk he fell asleep on a bus and by the time he woke up, the bus already went through a whole circuit and asked the driver if the bus had even started.

That's the sad thing. It seems most of these festivals seem good at first but then they turn to shit after a while. This is why I much prefer standalone shows and never festivals.
W:O:A would still be good (but overpriced) if the people who went there would actually care for the music. But it seems like that about 50% of the visitors are just there to "have a look at it" and don't know or see a single band or even listen to any metal at all. For them, the festival is just a reason to whoop it up.

Heh, and if I went it would be because the lineup was damn good enough to travel all the way there.

At 3/23/13 04:02 PM, Coop wrote:
At 3/18/13 09:58 AM, Bahamut wrote: Well I tried to give her time but nothing was made any easier for us.
Just take your time, the right one is out there.

Yeah, I like to be sure of that. It will be quite a puzzle to figure out who and where, though but I can't just sit there and do nothing.


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At 3/24/13 08:51 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote: Haggard: Top 50 b/p'er, 62,000 b/p

Thanks!

At 3/24/13 12:44 PM, Haggard wrote: "Looks like he *puts on sunglasses* reached out!"
I'd say! Reached out and around! :P

"I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around."

Since 11.03.2011... oh wait, wrong date format. For you, it should be 3/11/2011. ;)
Yeah, thanks for clarifying, as I read that as November 3rd, 2011, out of habit. I MEAN WHO WOULD GET MARRIED IN NOVEMBER?? JEEZ. :P

Yeah, that would be very silly indeed. :P

Who says I wasn't? I could have played the role of the secretly gay, but not admitting it for anything in the world-guy. ;)
Yeah, but that's so boring. We need you to be FABULOUS!

I will never be as fabulous as this guy.

At 3/24/13 10:27 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 3/22/13 04:52 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/22/13 08:38 AM, Bahamut wrote: True that. Rarely I miss a stop on my road when getting back home because my body is programmed too well when to get off.
On the other hand, a few months ago I didn't get off in time. But not because I was sleeping, but because I was reading. And the station I have to get off and the station before that look pretty similar. So I looked out of the window and thought I still have one station left... and then I realized my mistake. >_>
I think the story with my dad one Christmas was funny. He was so drunk he fell asleep on a bus and by the time he woke up, the bus already went through a whole circuit and asked the driver if the bus had even started.

Nice one.
A friend told me this once:
He wanted to go home, but he lived in a very hard to reach area. He started his journey and went to the central station first. There is a bus that travels from Central Station through his area and finishes in Bergedorf (that's where I live ^^). But it was still a one hour wait until the bus even started. So he took the train to Bergedorf, just to do something. He then got off in Bergedorf and took the bus to Central Station. But he fell asleep... and when he woke up, he was at the central station again. ^^
The funny thing is, his first thought was: "I FINALLY made it to Central Station!" and then a few moments later: "Wait... I already have been here... NOOOOOOOO!" XD

That's the sad thing. It seems most of these festivals seem good at first but then they turn to shit after a while. This is why I much prefer standalone shows and never festivals.
W:O:A would still be good (but overpriced) if the people who went there would actually care for the music. But it seems like that about 50% of the visitors are just there to "have a look at it" and don't know or see a single band or even listen to any metal at all. For them, the festival is just a reason to whoop it up.
Heh, and if I went it would be because the lineup was damn good enough to travel all the way there.

Well, there are the regular visitors from Sweden and Norway. Sometimes people come all the way from Japan or Australia. So a guy from the UK wouldn't be that rare. ^^


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At 3/24/13 10:27 PM, Bahamut wrote: As if my week couldn't have been shit enough. We all know my relationship problems but life thought it wasn't enough so the next thing to happen was getting screwed over with the job just because of references not getting back to the agency in time. The last thing to happen, well, I just so happened to have taken the wrong fucking train tickets with me and I missed out on the London trip as a result.

Jeez, as if you need any more BS right now. There's not much I can do through the internet, but just let me say that I'm feeling for ya right now. Well, I suppose all I can do is reply to this post of yours. ;)

While I'll have saved a bit of money by not going and will get refunded for the train tickets, I could have done with going to the live show to see Gojira and Ghost on stage just to see something.

I'd take some of that money and buy yourself something you've had your eye on. At least a case of Guiness or something. ;)

Instead, I did see some friends today but in the evening I got a headache from my cousin. He may be very young but my patience has its limits, particularly at this time. The week ahead better treat me well.

Cool you at least got to hang with friends. And you already know my opinion on kids, so I wont go there. ^^

Sorry for the four-parter guys.

You've been going to some shit lately; if talking about it here helps you vent, then by all means go for it.

Listening to:

Too much. This took me forever.

A four-parter isn't to be taken lightly! :P

Well would ya look at that? Let's see if I make you do it again!

Yup. :)

Eh, it's nice to have it more accurate.

I sent byteslinger a PM today and she sounded optimistic about it. Now we wait...

I'll admit that perhaps I was a little too overconfident with some of the things I've been saying here.

It's an easy trap to fall into, when you're feeling the effects of a new relationship (especially your first one). That's why I was kinda cautioning you against making any drastic decisions before letting things play out for a while, though I'm sure it's nothing you needed telling. Any advice I thought of giving you at the time seemed really obvious, yet people tend not to think with their heads when they really should be sometimes, you know?

Yeah, I'm surprised I could even reach him at all that way. I just knew that if you're going to deposit at least half of the time, you WILL notice new PMs in your inbox.

Is he still depositing? I had just assumed he left NG totally. (Though I did see gfoxcook, gfox and gfoxclock on the recent logs on NGlog not too long ago. Needless to say that was a surprise.

He must have took a good half hour at least just to reply to me so it's great that we're still in contact. As for the whole LUL activity, you are damn right about that. It's hard to even post here on a daily basis now which is a damn shame. This place has been like my internet home but I guess times are changing.

It was a real shocker to me when I first came back to the site. Of course I start getting involved in the conversation when things are at their lowest point ever around this thread. -__- But I suppose if I wasn't here it would just be you and Haggard chatting with a little Coop sprinkled on top. :P Odyssic leaving was really what made it seem like a ghost town around here to me, even though he didn't partake in discussion much (at least not since I returned.) *sigh* well, at least there are still users coming here with rank-ups and milestones. This has got to be the greatest thread in NG history; over 12 years old and coming up on it's 3,000th page, no less. Pretty amazing when you think about it.

Anyway, I'll make sure I note you on the next PM I send to him. I'll give him the necessary time to respond to my latest messages.

Cool, thanks.

Back then and even now I feel swimming is one of the more fun forms of exercise. It's always a blast when you can swim with friends and if you can give your body some exercise in the process, it's a win-win situation!

Definitely, and it works everything, all at once, too. I can honestly say that I've never been so damn hungry as I am after a good long swim. I guess these days I'll just have to settle for hiking, which is something I plan on doing a lot this summer. I've found a site that shows all the major peaks in my area; I'm going to try to climb 2 a month -lets see how that goes. (And no, I don't live in the Rockies or anything; the mountains around my area are pretty tame in comparison.) lol

Whatever people I know do for regular exercises, I should ask on Facebook sometime soon and see what goes on. Maybe one will do just work outs at the gym but anything should be good.

I would highly recommend weight training -it just makes you feel good, especially when you first start, as you gain strength quickly at first. I'll tell ya, there's nothing quite like reaching a goal and knowing that you're stronger than you were just a couple weeks ago. If you've got a place to go, give it a try and stick with it.

Well, perhaps not everything as I won't jump into one sport for an activity due to potential risks with some of them. I suppose if there was one sport to do it would be tennis... *remembers his own name* Goddammit Andy!

I was actually talking to an old NG friend today about (playing) tennis. It's one of those sports that I've always wanted to try, but never did (mainly due to not having proper equipment.) Racquetball is another similar sport that looks really fun. Anyway, the only sport that I've played as an adult is badminton, which I am actually pretty damn good at. (I'm not ashamed to admit it, dammit!) lol

I suppose I'm not much better when I use Newgrounds to talk about what's been going on between me and her but at least I'm not using this place to vent out on my own mental issues which some have done in the past and got themselves in an ugly situation as a result. I won't name and shame but some may remember an incident or two.

Yeah, but the social media is different, though. When you're venting in a place like that, people you know are going to see it and it really makes public things that should be kept between you two. I think that's a little different than chatting with some guy who has never met any of the people involved and lives on another continent entirely. :P

At least I never showed her this site. I felt from the very start when I knew she was a sensitive individual and bringing her to the BBS would only lead to misery.

Understandable. Sometimes I think I wouldn't wish the General forum on anybody.

You know, despite how much I've spent on here, I've not mentioned Newgrounds to many friends in the outside world. Only my friends going back to secondary high school and the other odd one or two know of my presence here. One could argue that I should try and get more to this site but I feel some things that are on the internet are best kept there.

It's been largely the same for me, really, though I can't tell you how many of my friends I had tried to get into NG, but none ever took to it. I always thought how awesome it would be to see your RL buddy listed on the wall of users browsing the BBS, or to say "dude, did you see that fucked up thread last night?" when meeting at school the next day. Of course this was all years ago, mind you, when I was a young and impressionable noob. Now almost 9 years later I'm just an old, jaded noob. :P


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Well, I am being very careful with the furries I'm getting acquainted with that are beyond my local friends. While I can understand their fetishes can be seen as odd to many (I have to draw the line somewhere for their porn), I don't see what's so bad about the fursuiting aspect. They can actually look adorable when you see them in person and to me, it's not much different than those dressing up as various Disney characters in the theme parks. That said, there's some red zones from the fandom that I cannot tolerate at all,

I can stomach furries better than bronies. All I can think of is that My Little Pony was a show that was around when I was a kid. It was meant for little girls. I swear, if I, at the age of 8, walked into class wearing a MLP t-shirt, I would have gotten my ass kicked by my classmates for being a fucking pansy. Now it's okay for teenage boys to be obsessed over this shit. I just don't get it. :\ DAMN TEH INTERWEBZ.

babyfurs being the best example... I just don't understand them at all and it can't be a sign of a sane person. You can certainly quarantine them. :)

Don't even want to know.

Well, I can't judge you over DBZ for anything at all. If I play Yugioh then what right do I have? :P

Come on, man. I was 13, sitting 3 inches away from the screen, watching as Goku turns Super Sayian for the first time. IT WAS GOOSEBUMP-RAISING EPIC! I, as recently as last year watched the whole DBZ series from start to finish; it was cool, but not nearly as epic as it seemed when I was a kid. :(

Lame-ass confirmed!

Just nerdy, and there's nothing wrong with that. :D

Yeah, I was willing to listen to her on all her interests. She does expertise in dancing and I've never been much of a dancer all my life, unless headbanging and pushing shit around in moshpits counts for something, haha.

LOL

I don't know how much heavy metal she knew but she's good to know Burzum, Diablo Swing Orchestra and even Sunn 0))). Only a fan of DSO here but Sunn 0))) aren't the most accessible metal band to get into. Infact, she knew that I liked Helloween a lot and when she drew a picture of my dragon character, she did put a Helloween T-shirt on me and that put a huge smile on my face. :D

She probably knows more metal than I do! Now, if you're talking anything from the rock/metal spectrum from 1970 to 2000, then I might stand more of a chance.

Still, there was still a ton more we could have explored together. Maybe since we're still on best friends status despite the break up, I can still show her a lot from metal.

Definitely, if you guys are still able to maintain a friendship after a falling out, that's awesome. I actually envy that.

He's not so much on music in general but he knows I like my metal a lot. Still a cool guy for sure. Keep in mind that I do have a fair amount of friends who aren't as big into heavy metal as myself, one friend and my sister are. There's different interests but we're still all cool together.

I remember hanging out with a bunch of Spanish dudes at my last job. We had nothing in common, save that we all did same job, yet we still had a great time, talking about...well, nothing in particular. lol And now I know how to call someone a faggot in Spanish! :D

there was unfortunately an argument with one of her roommates over it that night.

Roommates always seemed like a prickly subject to me, though I have thankfully been able to avoid any thus far. I could even see good friends getting on each other's nerves when faced with each other day in and day out like that. (Then again, I could also see how parties would get on one's nerves as well, if you're not a part of it.) :P

It was a really sad time when they all moved onto secondary school while two of us were a year behind. The academic year between myself and those who I knew was always the worst part of school for me. When they all left for the next part of their lives, I was stuck behind. Some of them I've not been able to ever see since they all left so who knows where some of them are now?

Wow, that is kind of a sad story. You were so young then, it would be probably more than a little awkward to try and find some of these people now...

It was worse in secondary school considering all that hell I had to go through. Every single fucking day there I was always afraid of being bullied and generally it happened. The teachers and support staff never did a single goddamn thing to help me and some of them only made it worse for me. By the last year of school I was just ready to get myself expelled and fight those who would attempt to screw around with me. I did have a few fights as a result but it never got me into huge trouble, surprisingly enough. Again, the most crucial part of my life and I could have thrown it all away but the exam results I got were all passable and within the highest grades I could possibly get.

Ugh, I do know what it's like to get picked on, though my situation in high school wasn't quite as bad as what you described. I remember my best friend and I were always hanging out, you know, attached at the hip, and there were a couple dumbasses who apparently had nothing better to do than ask if we were "gay" all the time and to spread rumors and shit. (Yet neither of us ever did anything to foster such an idea -we were just unfortunate enough to be chosen for their stupid game, apparently.) I laugh about it, now that it's so far removed, though. Kids can be so damn immature; I just can't believe that I actually let it bother me at the time.

Even though I did have a hellish time, I can easily agree that at least it didn't turn to catastrophic events like attempting to burn the school down and having myself stuck in an asylum for a few years (*cough*Sirtom*cough*)

Yeah, I think a little more highly of you than that. How does a dragon buy petrol, anyway? Oh wait, dragon doesn't NEED petrol. lol

However, even if I may have not had the worst time imagineable at school, how the situation was handled was still inexcusable for them. Even to this day I still hate them all and would rather not see them anywhere in sight and if they did try to approach me, I won't mind being openly honest about my own feelings and tell them to FUCK OFF!

I remember you saying you'd never want to work at your old school before. After reading this post I can understand why. :(

My dad tried to ask me if I remembered her and I told him that I didn't have fond memories at the school at all and he spoke against me for it. That alone really killed my mood and it didn't help when further on the night my dad decided to poke fun at me for various things so I was damn close to storming out the restaurant and heading back home.

Wow, what a bullshit way for your dad to act, especially at a family occasion like that. At least you were man enough to stick it out -I probably would have told him off and walked out.

And even if this shit happened seven years ago, there is still that one that I still despise a lot for what she did to me one day. Due to computer issues, I was under stress one day and wasn't able to do a lot of work so she called me in and told me off and she should have fucking known better that she should have dealt with someone with a mental disability a lot better than that. I tend to not excuse myself with saying "Oh I have Aspergers" but when it comes to a pupil in a school and you treat them badly despite knowing what stresses they have, you're a sick fuck and I hope karma hit you hard somewhere down the road!

:'( I can't even fathom talking to somebody like that, and to a kid no less. Maybe she'll get hit by a train, or maybe one of them double decker buses you got over there? :x

Whoooa, I guess I said a lot about school there but I suppose if I start looking back at things, I'm gonna go on a train of thought. I apologise if you actually read through all of that but I suppose it helps to explore the mind. Hell, I'd be amazed if anyone else actually read all of this.

I'm still here. ;P


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 26th, 2013 @ 01:41 AM Reply

Now if only I was more able to find out what went wrong with my ex instead of just taking vague reasons, it could have worked out better now. I only wish I could just grab a Psycho-portal, dive into her mind and fought all those demons myself.

I know I said as much at least once before, but I hope you guys stay friends! That means something, seriously.

Awesome points rewarded if you got the reference just then.

I'm not nearly so awesome. :(

Yeah, I knew what you were saying and should have took it more that way than how I approached it. Ah well, it's been giving me thoughts so it's helping in one way. That said, I am thinking to myself on where I should be going for online socialising.

That's a good question. I've been thinking about trying to hook up with some people to go hiking with this summer. Ought to be an interesting endeavor. :\

I can't help but feel that I possibly have some of the worst interests in terms of trying to find a girl who shares things in common with me. Newgrounds certainly has a horrible gender ratio and it was even proven on a questionnaire the NG staff wanted users to fill in.

I seem to remember that, vaguely. That was quite a few years back, right? (Keep in mind that I think '08 users are noobs still.) lol

It may not be the most accurate form but it does show. Plus, half of the "female" users are likely to be bullshitting about their gender so make the ratio even more unbalanced. I don't want to think it that way but let's face it, this is fucking Newgrounds we're talking about.

I'd consider finding a girl here on NG and actually hooking up with her IRL nothing short of a miracle. That's why I think it so amazing that that's actually happened here, more than once.

My sister met her partner on World of Warcraft and they've been engaged for 3 1/2 years now so good things do come out of meeting people online.

Ha, maybe I should start playing World of Warcraft? :P It's just neat to meet somebody by chance in the digital world like that, like not on a dating site. I wish it would happen to me, dammit! (I've met some great people here, one of which I may actually meet someday, as we both live in the same state. Unfortunately, there's a dick between his legs.) SO CLOSE! lmao

I won't list them down but I do know a few on here.

Well there's two that I know of, anyway. ;)

Nah, it's all about the plushies.

Draw her in with the plushies, maybe she'll come to love the dragon in time. XP

Ehhhhhhhh....

Sorry, I didn't mean that to come of in that way. NG AND THE WI/HT FORUM (especially) WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT BAHAMUT. :O

Hmm, the daily alts thing is something I still need to think whether I want to keep it going or not.

I could never deposit for alts the way you always have. (Hell, I can't even deposit for my main account.) I'd say pick an exp. milestone and retire them there -hell, level icons come and go with the redesigns, so it's not like that's a permanent solution.

It sure has been. She even made a random tweet tonight to say that I'm awesome and I appreciated that compliment a lot.

woot!

Now if only she could start accepting all the compliments that I gave/give to her. We're still on speaking terms over there and even on text so that's a good thing. I did like how she said she likes that she can share her favourite activity with me (that being listening to a CD that she has). Maybe a relationship won't happen with her now but at least there are ways that I can still make her happy.

From what I've heard, you've handled the whole situation like a real man, when it would have been so easy to just get angry and lash out, or act like a total jerk. Give yourself props for that. :)

At 3/25/13 01:28 PM, Haggard wrote: "I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around."

I'm not a moviegoer, so you gotta be careful with those quotes, as many of them will soar right over my head. *Had to Google it to find out what movie it was from and wouldn't have been slightly taken aback, if it weren't in quotations* lol

And yeah, pretty much. :P

Yeah, that would be very silly indeed. :P

Well, we've got Thanksgiving in November, so you could get married, then spend your wedding night passed out on the couch in front of the tv in a tryptophan-induced coma. Sounds romantic, right?

I will never be as fabulous as this guy.

But Haggard, you ARE that guy! D:


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At 3/26/13 01:32 AM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
over 12 years old and coming up on it's 3,000th page, no less.

Okay, more like 10 1/2 years old. Sorry, very tired ATM. :P Please forgive any other mistakes in those posts.

Also congrats to Tony-DarkGrave for level 39. Forgot you, sorry. :(


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Congrats to the Wi/Ht level up! Lounge on reaching 3,000 pages!!


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Response to Wi/Ht? level up! Lounge Mar. 26th, 2013 @ 08:20 PM Reply

I finally have the feeling to be able to move forward. While it's a shame I'm not with her anymore, I think it's set in stone that she'll no longer be in a relationship with me. I was wanting our relationship to have a second chance as I felt the ugly events we both had to go through shouldn't have been the final judgment for us but if she feels she can't be with someone for a very long time, that's how it'll have to be. Perhaps she should have tried asking me out at a later date but mistakes have been made. For now, best maintaining our friendship since we both still speak to each other a lot and we're aren't blanking each other out.

Happy 3,000 pages to the Level Up Lounge! I only wish happier topics could be talked about around here but that's how things go.

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At 3/25/13 01:28 PM, Haggard wrote:
At 3/24/13 10:27 PM, Bahamut wrote: I think the story with my dad one Christmas was funny. He was so drunk he fell asleep on a bus and by the time he woke up, the bus already went through a whole circuit and asked the driver if the bus had even started.
Nice one.
A friend told me this once:
The funny thing is, his first thought was: "I FINALLY made it to Central Station!" and then a few moments later: "Wait... I already have been here... NOOOOOOOO!" XD

Bahahahahhaa! I have more fun drunk stories to share. At one party a friend got so wasted after one hour he threw up and had to be escorted home. While he was escorted back they were able to find a Somalian community place in the middle of nowhere in Liverpool. Quite possibly the most random shit you could ever find there.

Heh, and if I went it would be because the lineup was damn good enough to travel all the way there.
Well, there are the regular visitors from Sweden and Norway. Sometimes people come all the way from Japan or Australia. So a guy from the UK wouldn't be that rare. ^^

And I don't even have much money to go on holidays on a regular basis. There's actually a possibility that I'll go away somewhere with my parents. When they have the thought of going to Spain for PortAventura and go to Barcelona as well for one week, I suppose it's hard to pass that up, especially when I'm a sucker for theme parks. I know I need to save money but I think I'm fine with using saved money for an abroad trip every now and again. They've not confirmed going just yet and they know now that I actually wouldn't mind tagging along. Next year might feel easier for me since I can keep building up my money for the time being and by then I should have quite a growth in my bank account. I have several things planned this year already and that's even considering the fact that I am once again in single life.

At 3/26/13 01:32 AM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
At 3/24/13 10:27 PM, Bahamut wrote: As if my week couldn't have been shit enough. We all know my relationship problems but life thought it wasn't enough so the next thing to happen was getting screwed over with the job just because of references not getting back to the agency in time. The last thing to happen, well, I just so happened to have taken the wrong fucking train tickets with me and I missed out on the London trip as a result.
Jeez, as if you need any more BS right now. There's not much I can do through the internet, but just let me say that I'm feeling for ya right now. Well, I suppose all I can do is reply to this post of yours. ;)

I do appreciate it for sure. My family understands how much of a shit week that was for me and respected that I wasn't in my best moods. As long as I can chin up for the rest of the week, at least I'll have felt I got the worst feelings out of me. Tomorrow is seeing friends, my sister gets here Thursday, I'll be going to the rock bar with my sister on Friday, Saturday is new Doctor Who and celebrating my uncle's 60th birthday and Sunday is Easter! I do have quite a week ahead of me!

While I'll have saved a bit of money by not going and will get refunded for the train tickets, I could have done with going to the live show to see Gojira and Ghost on stage just to see something.
I'd take some of that money and buy yourself something you've had your eye on. At least a case of Guiness or something. ;)

Last week I was trying to see if I could buy one of the latest games. I suppose with the saved money now I could potentially get one of them, particularly Tomb Raider. However, if my parents do go ahead with the trip to Spain then I'll need to save up a bit.

Instead, I did see some friends today but in the evening I got a headache from my cousin. He may be very young but my patience has its limits, particularly at this time. The week ahead better treat me well.
Cool you at least got to hang with friends. And you already know my opinion on kids, so I wont go there. ^^

I'm sure I've said my opinion on having kids already but I'll go ahead and explain my views in better detail. I generally don't have a definite yes or a definite no for having kids. While I can see that my cousin can be obnoxious, I was certainly no better when I was his age and raising a kid is certainly one of the biggest challenges in life. Somewhere down the road I could have a kid of my own and I'd have to raise him/her if me and my love partner made the commitment to reproduce.

I'd totally respect whether my love partner would want an offspring or not. There's no good in forcing it down their throat if they're not wanting a child at all. I won't be disappointed if that would be the case but if it's something they'll look into later on in life, that's something we'll deal with at a much later point in our lives. First there's meeting the right love partner, then a few years down the line I shall propose to her and hopefully before marriage we are able to afford a house for ourselves. Only after all of that would I even have any considerations for having a child. I don't want to be one of those pricks who exploit benefits from this country and get their own house the easy way.

Oh, and there may be that debate about whether it's fine to have sex before marriage or not but after the relationship I had, there's absolutely no way I can be a preachy kind of person on the whole matter. It's another thing I was fence sitting about when thinking about relationships but it was never a huge no or a huge yes. I just had to see how things went at first. There were our little moments together when we said we would do it but clearly none of that happened or will be happening now. All of these ideas were from her behalf and not from myself. With very little experience with being in love the most I knew I could have done was hugs and kisses and that's really the most I'd ask for when I have someone again. Hell, I could tell myself that I wasn't such a great kisser at first but I did get the hang of it all just before the turning point. Just shows what I was like before 2013. :P

Sorry for the four-parter guys.
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Eh, it's nice to have it more accurate.
I sent byteslinger a PM today and she sounded optimistic about it. Now we wait...

Hopefully the idea will be implemented. The hexalist adapts to the inclusion of medals well so I can't see why it can't be added for NG Log's total stat listings.

I'll admit that perhaps I was a little too overconfident with some of the things I've been saying here.
It's an easy trap to fall into, when you're feeling the effects of a new relationship (especially your first one). That's why I was kinda cautioning you against making any drastic decisions before letting things play out for a while, though I'm sure it's nothing you needed telling. Any advice I thought of giving you at the time seemed really obvious, yet people tend not to think with their heads when they really should be sometimes, you know?

Well now I've learned my lesson. Then again, things should have worked out better for the rest of the week. My mum said that bad stuff happens in threes and I hope she is right. Maybe now I've got all the bad shit out of the way for the time being and I can now look forward to a brighter future. Granted, I said I was looking forward to a bright future with her but I gotta find someone else and have a future with them instead.

Yeah, I'm surprised I could even reach him at all that way. I just knew that if you're going to deposit at least half of the time, you WILL notice new PMs in your inbox.
Is he still depositing? I had just assumed he left NG totally. (Though I did see gfoxcook, gfox and gfoxclock on the recent logs on NGlog not too long ago. Needless to say that was a surprise.

EXP updates show that he can miss them half of the time. He's easily letting more and more users pass him at this rate. I can't say how he'll be in a few years time. Then again, maybe I can't say for myself how my deposit habits will be. I'm still going to keep up with my main account but the alts I'm ready to let them rest.

Odyssic leaving was really what made it seem like a ghost town around here to me, even though he didn't partake in discussion much (at least not since I returned.)

Yeah, the more that are leaving us the deader this place is going to become. It's sad to think of it this way but I think the LUL is on its last legs.

*sigh* well, at least there are still users coming here with rank-ups and milestones. This has got to be the greatest thread in NG history; over 12 years old and coming up on it's 3,000th page, no less. Pretty amazing when you think about it.

Oh it's amazing that a thread can live for over a decade but you gotta see how the place is like now. It's certainly nothing like how it was back in 2005. The majority of them have moved on at this point and then there's that thought of myself possibly moving on. I won't entirely give up on this site as there's a few things I like to keep checking back on. Even if I do step down from things, I'll still deposit my main and I'll check on my few favourite threads on here.

Back then and even now I feel swimming is one of the more fun forms of exercise. It's always a blast when you can swim with friends and if you can give your body some exercise in the process, it's a win-win situation!
Definitely, and it works everything, all at once, too. I can honestly say that I've never been so damn hungry as I am after a good long swim. I guess these days I'll just have to settle for hiking, which is something I plan on doing a lot this summer. I've found a site that shows all the major peaks in my area; I'm going to try to climb 2 a month -lets see how that goes. (And no, I don't live in the Rockies or anything; the mountains around my area are pretty tame in comparison.) lol

And now I've agreed to myself on a new thing to do on a regular basis. It won't be daily as I should probably do but a walk from home all the way into town is one way to get a bit of exercise. It's a half hour walk to get to a train station but if this was done regularly at least no one can say that I don't exercise for shit. However, a downside for this would be weather conditions. If it's pouring down and I have a bag to carry with me, I won't want to be walking around in the rain and don't forget which country I live in. Still, if this can be done, not only am I getting exercise but I'm also going to spend a bit less on travel expenses. A return train fare + evening bus fare is cheaper than getting a day ticket from whoever by almost 2 quid. Why not save some pennies while I'm at it!

Whatever people I know do for regular exercises, I should ask on Facebook sometime soon and see what goes on. Maybe one will do just work outs at the gym but anything should be good.
I would highly recommend weight training -it just makes you feel good, especially when you first start, as you gain strength quickly at first. I'll tell ya, there's nothing quite like reaching a goal and knowing that you're stronger than you were just a couple weeks ago. If you've got a place to go, give it a try and stick with it.

I could have sworn a small group of friends of mine were going to attempt a weekly trip to the gym. Not sure if it's still going ahead or not, though.

Well, perhaps not everything as I won't jump into one sport for an activity due to potential risks with some of them. I suppose if there was one sport to do it would be tennis... *remembers his own name* Goddammit Andy!
I was actually talking to an old NG friend today about (playing) tennis. It's one of those sports that I've always wanted to try, but never did (mainly due to not having proper equipment.) Racquetball is another similar sport that looks really fun. Anyway, the only sport that I've played as an adult is badminton, which I am actually pretty damn good at. (I'm not ashamed to admit it, dammit!) lol

I can't even remember the last time I played any sport activity, especially since leaving school and no longer being forced into PE lessons which were always the worst of school, especially with what kind of teachers they were.

I suppose I'm not much better when I use Newgrounds to talk about what's been going on between me and her but at least I'm not using this place to vent out on my own mental issues which some have done in the past and got themselves in an ugly situation as a result. I won't name and shame but some may remember an incident or two.
Yeah, but the social media is different, though. When you're venting in a place like that, people you know are going to see it and it really makes public things that should be kept between you two. I think that's a little different than chatting with some guy who has never met any of the people involved and lives on another continent entirely. :P

I suppose. Her Tumblr is acknowledge by many of her friends and she was the one that actually brought me on there just because she had to make a post about me. Since then I'm stuck on there and while I've wanted to drift away from there, it can be hard to leave when you see funny shit like this.


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At least I never showed her this site. I felt from the very start when I knew she was a sensitive individual and bringing her to the BBS would only lead to misery.
Understandable. Sometimes I think I wouldn't wish the General forum on anybody.

That and considering the fact that I'm a mod and have been targets for some trolls on the site in the past, it's just not a good mix at all. I've had some nasty shit said to me on this site and I don't want others to be hurt like that as well. There was a good reason why I kept people I knew in the real world separate from those I knew on Newgrounds for Facebook accounts. However, now I have them all in one place and have better management with who can see what from my profile. Plus, if there's anyone attempting to add me that I know are trolls, I won't even accept their friend add.

You know, despite how much I've spent on here, I've not mentioned Newgrounds to many friends in the outside world. Only my friends going back to secondary high school and the other odd one or two know of my presence here. One could argue that I should try and get more to this site but I feel some things that are on the internet are best kept there.
It's been largely the same for me, really, though I can't tell you how many of my friends I had tried to get into NG, but none ever took to it. I always thought how awesome it would be to see your RL buddy listed on the wall of users browsing the BBS, or to say "dude, did you see that fucked up thread last night?" when meeting at school the next day. Of course this was all years ago, mind you, when I was a young and impressionable noob. Now almost 9 years later I'm just an old, jaded noob. :P

None of my friends are BBS posters. Well, one did make a post or two here but that's it. They were more for the flash animations which is actually what you're meant to be fucking doing if you're on Newgrounds. :P A few of them are familiar with the whole incident with Sirtom, though and one even liked Dickneck.

At 3/26/13 01:36 AM, Metal-Therapy wrote:
Well, I am being very careful with the furries I'm getting acquainted with that are beyond my local friends. While I can understand their fetishes can be seen as odd to many (I have to draw the line somewhere for their porn), I don't see what's so bad about the fursuiting aspect. They can actually look adorable when you see them in person and to me, it's not much different than those dressing up as various Disney characters in the theme parks. That said, there's some red zones from the fandom that I cannot tolerate at all,
I can stomach furries better than bronies. All I can think of is that My Little Pony was a show that was around when I was a kid. It was meant for little girls. I swear, if I, at the age of 8, walked into class wearing a MLP t-shirt, I would have gotten my ass kicked by my classmates for being a fucking pansy. Now it's okay for teenage boys to be obsessed over this shit. I just don't get it. :\ DAMN TEH INTERWEBZ.

I used to talk shit against bronies but I don't even have that right anymore. First it was because I officially made myself part of the furry fandom and signed up to FurAffinity, then it was myself watching through an entire MLP parody series on YouTube because of my ex constantly spewing jokes from it and lastly, the pony cosplay that I agreed to and went to a fancy dress party as. I believe only a minority of bronies would even do any pony cosplaying so I clearly have no more rights to talk against them, unless they're the sick fucks who have sexual fantasies over them. Keep in mind internet, a pony is a child form of a horse...

But yeah, the internet made My Little Pony a cool thing to like and it wouldn't have been possible in a million years had it not been otherwise.

babyfurs being the best example... I just don't understand them at all and it can't be a sign of a sane person. You can certainly quarantine them. :)
Don't even want to know.

The name alone should give you a hint.

Well, I can't judge you over DBZ for anything at all. If I play Yugioh then what right do I have? :P
Come on, man. I was 13, sitting 3 inches away from the screen, watching as Goku turns Super Sayian for the first time. IT WAS GOOSEBUMP-RAISING EPIC! I, as recently as last year watched the whole DBZ series from start to finish; it was cool, but not nearly as epic as it seemed when I was a kid. :(

Not to worry, I was briefly a fan of DBZ. I say briefly because back then it was all cable TV but I only got a chance to see 20 episodes or so of DBZ and that was the start of the Buu saga. Then Cartoon Network moved the show to a digital only channel and I was forced to lose all interest altogether. Thankfully back then I didn't have Yugioh taken away from me but nowadays I could talk trash about the anime part of it all day long due to horrendous writing and cliches. Come to think about it, if I was to ever watch either of them, it would only be from the abridged parodies.

Lame-ass confirmed!
Just nerdy, and there's nothing wrong with that. :D

Yeah, I have a lot of nerdiness inside me and being a metalhead hardly hides that. :P Honestly, I much like this personality of mine and I am by far more comfortable with a girl who has a lot of nerdy interests like I do. You could be considered the most attractive woman in the whole wide world but if you can't get along with my major interests, then I have no desire to love a person like that. I may be desperate at times but even I have to set some standards and at least now I feel what I want from a girl isn't all that demanding.

The main things I seek from someone is to be a heavy metal fan like I am, be within gaming interests and be willing to be with me whenever possible. The last one is only necessary to mention considering the slump I had to go through only for it to be all gone in the end. She did at least apply to the other two, though. I used to think I was asking too much from a love partner but a few simple things like that, it can't be that bad and surely there's plenty out there that fit under that criteria.

I don't know how much heavy metal she knew but she's good to know Burzum, Diablo Swing Orchestra and even Sunn 0))). Only a fan of DSO here but Sunn 0))) aren't the most accessible metal band to get into. Infact, she knew that I liked Helloween a lot and when she drew a picture of my dragon character, she did put a Helloween T-shirt on me and that put a huge smile on my face. :D
She probably knows more metal than I do! Now, if you're talking anything from the rock/metal spectrum from 1970 to 2000, then I might stand more of a chance.

It's hard to say but perhaps I'll still find out more about her musical tastes. Things would be a lot easier if we all had Last.fm accounts, though.


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Still, there was still a ton more we could have explored together. Maybe since we're still on best friends status despite the break up, I can still show her a lot from metal.
Definitely, if you guys are still able to maintain a friendship after a falling out, that's awesome. I actually envy that.

Well, if she says that her life has been dull without seeing so much of me and another person that she's fond of, then it's good to hear that she still wants to see us whenever possible. I actually feared that if I ended the relationship with her, she wouldn't even want to see me again and it would cause problems with seeing those that we both know. Thankfully that hasn't been the case and we're still in speaking terms. As said before, she's handled the break up much better than the last few.

there was unfortunately an argument with one of her roommates over it that night.
Roommates always seemed like a prickly subject to me, though I have thankfully been able to avoid any thus far. I could even see good friends getting on each other's nerves when faced with each other day in and day out like that. (Then again, I could also see how parties would get on one's nerves as well, if you're not a part of it.) :P

Roommates are never something I've had to worry about but then again, being stuck with parents even at the age of 22 isn't so grand either but what can I do about it?

It was a really sad time when they all moved onto secondary school while two of us were a year behind. The academic year between myself and those who I knew was always the worst part of school for me. When they all left for the next part of their lives, I was stuck behind. Some of them I've not been able to ever see since they all left so who knows where some of them are now?
Wow, that is kind of a sad story. You were so young then, it would be probably more than a little awkward to try and find some of these people now...

The funny thing is, I actually tried to invite them all to my 18th birthday. It wasn't a problem for the teachers to be there but those old friends, only three managed to show up. Some I could possibly chase up on Facebook but it's been over a decade since they last saw me and I'd be amazed if they could recognise me now. Compare me to when I was 9 years old, it's a major difference.

It was worse in secondary school considering all that hell I had to go through. Every single fucking day there I was always afraid of being bullied and generally it happened. The teachers and support staff never did a single goddamn thing to help me and some of them only made it worse for me. By the last year of school I was just ready to get myself expelled and fight those who would attempt to screw around with me. I did have a few fights as a result but it never got me into huge trouble, surprisingly enough. Again, the most crucial part of my life and I could have thrown it all away but the exam results I got were all passable and within the highest grades I could possibly get.
Ugh, I do know what it's like to get picked on, though my situation in high school wasn't quite as bad as what you described. I remember my best friend and I were always hanging out, you know, attached at the hip, and there were a couple dumbasses who apparently had nothing better to do than ask if we were "gay" all the time and to spread rumors and shit.

It's really bad when they have to be immature and make homophobic comments. Even if you two were gay, what's their fucking business? Schools can be hit and miss with how they handle those that get ridiculed with such comments but in this modern age there better be a zero tolerance policy on homophobia. I have a fair amount of friends who are either gay or bisexual so if anyone has to make nasty comments over those sexual orientations, I'm gonna have a sick taste in my throat. These words are from a straight guy and I will not have any friendship ruined just because one has a different sexual preference to mine. I'll admit that heterosexuality is dominant in my family and it's hard to think of a single person who may have different preference but at the end of the day, we're all human so no-one should be treating one less over a trivial matter.

Even though I did have a hellish time, I can easily agree that at least it didn't turn to catastrophic events like attempting to burn the school down and having myself stuck in an asylum for a few years (*cough*Sirtom*cough*)
Yeah, I think a little more highly of you than that. How does a dragon buy petrol, anyway? Oh wait, dragon doesn't NEED petrol. lol

Hah, I can do all the burning with my own throat. Amazing, isn't it? Too bad I'm not doing it as often as I'd like. :P

However, even if I may have not had the worst time imagineable at school, how the situation was handled was still inexcusable for them. Even to this day I still hate them all and would rather not see them anywhere in sight and if they did try to approach me, I won't mind being openly honest about my own feelings and tell them to FUCK OFF!
I remember you saying you'd never want to work at your old school before. After reading this post I can understand why. :(

I'm happy to hear you understand. My parents on the other hand, they still can't grasp why I show no respect to them at all. I will kick off shit if I have to just to get my point across. Done it several times before and I will do it again.

My dad tried to ask me if I remembered her and I told him that I didn't have fond memories at the school at all and he spoke against me for it. That alone really killed my mood and it didn't help when further on the night my dad decided to poke fun at me for various things so I was damn close to storming out the restaurant and heading back home.
Wow, what a bullshit way for your dad to act, especially at a family occasion like that. At least you were man enough to stick it out -I probably would have told him off and walked out.

Heh, I probably shouldn't have even stayed but I wanted to be there for my nan. I could have been going out with friends today for one's birthday but not only was it short notice, having it on a Tuesday of all days? Instead, I was just at my grandparents' like every other Tuesday. While I've said that I should stop holding myself behind for family and find all the opportunities to go out, I just couldn't do it here.

And even if this shit happened seven years ago, there is still that one that I still despise a lot for what she did to me one day. Due to computer issues, I was under stress one day and wasn't able to do a lot of work so she called me in and told me off and she should have fucking known better that she should have dealt with someone with a mental disability a lot better than that. I tend to not excuse myself with saying "Oh I have Aspergers" but when it comes to a pupil in a school and you treat them badly despite knowing what stresses they have, you're a sick fuck and I hope karma hit you hard somewhere down the road!
'( I can't even fathom talking to somebody like that, and to a kid no less. Maybe she'll get hit by a train, or maybe one of them double decker buses you got over there? :x

It's probably bad that I still have a grudge against her over that even to this day but if you're meant to be the management for those with disabilities of any kind and that's how you feel was right to treat someone who was under stress, you have no fucking idea what you're doing with your job and you should have been fired. If this ever happens to my child, there'd be a shitstorm for sure.


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At 3/26/13 01:41 AM, Metal-Therapy wrote: I know I said as much at least once before, but I hope you guys stay friends! That means something, seriously.

If we're still cool with each other despite the events, I can't see why we can't. It might be a while before I see her in person, though but when we do I'm sure we'll enjoy seeing each other again.

That's a good question. I've been thinking about trying to hook up with some people to go hiking with this summer. Ought to be an interesting endeavor. :\

I don't think I know anyone who'd be up for hiking but then again, those that I know aren't generally the going somewhere kind. Most they'll be doing is getting drunk and shit at parties.

I seem to remember that, vaguely. That was quite a few years back, right? (Keep in mind that I think '08 users are noobs still.) lol

Yeah, it was in 2009, I think.

I'd consider finding a girl here on NG and actually hooking up with her IRL nothing short of a miracle. That's why I think it so amazing that that's actually happened here, more than once.

After being here for so long, I can be sure that will never happen to me, haha. Still, the internet is a huge place so it's not the end of the world (or rather cyberspace) if you're not going to find someone here.

Ha, maybe I should start playing World of Warcraft? :P

And here I wonder what happened if I took the other path in the fork and got myself addicted to World of Warcraft instead of making flash animations. There was a certain point in my life when I could have been addicted to WoW but I managed to get out of it while I was ahead. Could I have met someone on there just like what happened to my sister? This kind of alternative reality is possible in a parallel universe somewhere. Yes, I'm the kind of fool that believes in sci-fi mumbo jumbo as that. ;D Anything is possible, you know?

It's just neat to meet somebody by chance in the digital world like that, like not on a dating site. I wish it would happen to me, dammit! (I've met some great people here, one of which I may actually meet someday, as we both live in the same state. Unfortunately, there's a dick between his legs.) SO CLOSE! lmao

Speaking of dating sites, I have been looking into them lately. I know I was cynical because it doesn't take much to pretend to be someone but you know what, it doesn't hurt to try. It's kinda like searching for a job on the internet. Chances are most of them are non-existent anyway but either you sit there and do nothing and earn nothing at all as a result OR, you could actually try and approach them and see what happens. The worst that would happen is hearing nothing in return or them simply saying they're not all that interested in you. The latter might be bad to hear but if they know so little about you anyway, it won't be such a huge loss. Just try again and find someone else.

You know, I've always feared that by attempting to talk to women and see if I could ask them out, I'd only be seen as some stalker or a sex predator but if you're gonna advertise yourself on dating websites and you're looking for a partner of whatever gender, clearly there's no stalking there if all you're gonna do is try and talk to them. A recent strong statement to myself is if I don't ask, I simply don't get. I just gotta make these attempts and see if they would be willing to see me. Sure, despite finding them on DATING SITES, I'm not expecting to go on a date straight away but we have to get to know each other first.

What I'd like to do first is talk to them a bit and see how things progress. Generally I'd like to see that we can speak to each other on Facebook for general contacts and Skype to have a video chat somewhere down the line. Video chat is easily the best way to prove that they're legit. When things look really good and we end up agreeing on a time and place to see each other, hopefully we can find a good public place to meet each other. Somewhere at a cafe or something would be most ideal since there'd be people around us. Neither would want to make a mess when others around you can witness the wrong actions. Depending where I may have to go for it, I would have to see about train travels and possibly stay at a hotel somewhere for one night. Money is required, yes but you gotta take some risks and see that it was worth it or not. If you're not gonna come out of your shell, you're not gonna get anywhere in life.

So yeah, online dating shouldn't be all that bad. I may not have much experience with it right now but it can't be all that bad. If I keep looking out, who knows what an amazing individual I can find!

Nah, it's all about the plushies.
Draw her in with the plushies, maybe she'll come to love the dragon in time. XP

She seems to want to steal them and then go back home. D:

Ehhhhhhhh....
Sorry, I didn't mean that to come of in that way. NG AND THE WI/HT FORUM (especially) WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT BAHAMUT. :O

Well, I may end up making my activity minimal but I'll have to check here every so often.

Hmm, the daily alts thing is something I still need to think whether I want to keep it going or not.
I could never deposit for alts the way you always have. (Hell, I can't even deposit for my main account.) I'd say pick an exp. milestone and retire them there -hell, level icons come and go with the redesigns, so it's not like that's a permanent solution.

I keep meaning to retire them at milestones but it's a matter of if I feel like keeping it going now.

Now if only she could start accepting all the compliments that I gave/give to her. We're still on speaking terms over there and even on text so that's a good thing. I did like how she said she likes that she can share her favourite activity with me (that being listening to a CD that she has). Maybe a relationship won't happen with her now but at least there are ways that I can still make her happy.
From what I've heard, you've handled the whole situation like a real man, when it would have been so easy to just get angry and lash out, or act like a total jerk. Give yourself props for that. :)

Seriously, I don't even know how I've managed to handle all of this. I thought just having to kiss her would have got me nervous but it didn't. I thought going out on a date would have had me anxious but I wasn't and while I had to deal with a downhill slope of the relationship and had me depressed for some of the time, there has yet to be a time where I've had myself crying. I even kept telling myself, "Don't worry a thing, just cry already. You're only human after all." It's not that I don't have any human emotions because if I didn't, why would I be sad over losing her? Maybe things were gradually going downhill as opposed to a sudden stop so perhaps I slowly dealt with my feelings that way, or maybe I just knew some things had to be done and I had to take my own actions. Even my mum is amazed how I've dealt with everything here and she of all people would have seen all the worst of me on the outside.

Five posts... Only got away because I'm a mod. :P

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