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Why can't we just be happy? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

I hate poor people. If they're miserable they remind me that I have no right to be happy, and if they're happy they remind me that I have no right to be miserable.
For the former issue, they don't have the right to do that.

For the latter, that's kind of my point, except you do have the right to be miserable. You'd just be happier if you're, uh… not miserable. So look at your life next to theirs and realize that there are people that have it worse than you.

Then again, if you like being miserable, that's your prerogative. It is your life, after all.

quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

Or, to translate: It's absurd to use others as a standard to determine your own feelings.
I might be mistaken, but I don't think that's what Thuryl meant at all. And I'm not saying you should base your feelings entirely on what everyone else is going though. I'm just saying that it sometimes helps to realize that it could be worse, and it is for other people.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
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a scenario in Blades of Avernum
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Thank you. I have now wasted several seconds of my life that I will never get back.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Time has Come in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

99% of my typos come from the fact that written posts come in default notepad letter format, but are posted in microsoft standard.
That's an interesting little fact there, Jeran.

And did you know that 77% of statistics are made up on the spot? ;)

EDIT: A EVIL IS ME!
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[ Tuesday, April 01, 2008 15:15: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

You sure do post a lot for a fellow that had left. Synergy did that too. I wonder if it is a reaction , or over-reaction, to returning to this place.
Hey, I got some catching up to do, yanno? :P

quote:
Originally written by Karma Police:

At least Nem and Synergy don't post rubbish, though.

:P

Well I guess that depends on your definition of rubbish. :D

[ Tuesday, April 01, 2008 15:07: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/16/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Global Warming is real and I can proove it! in General
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quote:
Sorry, this programme is only available to play in the UK
(Why?)
Because the UK hates the colonies, that's why! :P
(By the way, thanks for the YouTube post, Nik.)

Summer's already hit Fresno. I'm currently wearing shorts and a tee shirt, and feeling pretty comfortable about it. Then again, it never snows here anyway.

It's funny, we have one to two weeks of spring and one to two weeks of fall. The rest of the time it's either summer (bloody hot) or winter (not quite cold enough to give us snow).

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I think I'm going to go into my room and burn my brains out listening to Jeff Wanyne's War of the Worlds at absolute maximum volume for a few hours.
Relax. It's a story. For entertainment purposes. And you can't honestly say you expected to be glorified in any way in it, can you? I mean… pretty much everyone gets made fun of or stereotyped in some way. You're no exception, especially since you're not exactly low-key about your persona.

[ Monday, March 31, 2008 12:26: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/16/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Time has Come in General
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

No, no: Aran was quite right. The link he provided was a fully effective gullibility detector.
You know, I expected it to be some kind of joke, but I suppose I fell for it by clicking the link.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Why can't we just be happy? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Frozen Feet:

One thing I've noticed: a human being *can* be happy even when lying in **** face down. It's all about attitude and knowledge you can contrast your experiences with. Many people are unhappy simply because they've never been worse, and thus can't appreciate whatever they happen to have now.
That's a good point. People who are going through a relatively rough time in their lives are naturally going to be more angry or stressed than someone who's at a high point. But it's all a matter of perspective. The person at their "high point" might still not be as well off as the person who's going through their "rough times".

That's actually a very good reason to do something like community service, where you might feed the homeless for a day, or maybe a missions trip to a less wealthy country. It'd really fix the perspective of how decent we actually have it in our own situations.

Always remember: it could be worse. ;)

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Aha ha ha! in General
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It's just not a landmark celebratory topic if Alex doesn't post the spambox drawing. :)

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Mona Lisa in General
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quote:
Originally written by Safey:

I myself know next to nothing about art but I do know the human have some of the most complex facial expressions dedicating more muscles to control those expressions then any other animal I know of. This doesn't included that we also give signals in the way we carry ourself. Based on what you just said, my guess is that most artists just can't copy this level of complexity.
I don't know much about art either. Though the more complex features in a person's face make things like nonverbal communication possible. Stuff like a certain look in someone's eyes and the barely-visible tension levels in the various facial muscles give telling signs of what the person might actually be thinking or feeling. It's definitely easier to detect than it is to mimic.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Profile Homepage #98
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Now what is Jeran going to think about this... :P
quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I just can't win can I?
The question is, what is Nemesis going to think about this?



:)

I'm glad it didn't turn out to be another blunder. That would have been somewhat embarrassing.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/16/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Time has Come in General
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Profile Homepage #34
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

So, are you saying you lost your life?

Ephesos might be interested in hearing about that.

Yes. And it's very cold and dreary here in Misc, so any help would be appreciated.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Why can't we just be happy? in General
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Ops. Sorry I ruined everyone's day. :P

Here's something nicer, and hopefully less disturbing:
IMAGE(http://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_JP/0005/320/Dichelostemma_capitatum,_flowers,I_JP523.jpg)

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Aha ha ha! in General
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Huzzah! for the celebration of another post count I may never attain!
(Seriously, what with the imminent software change.)

Congrats, Thralni.
Enjoy it while it lasts. Heh heh heh… :D

IMAGE(http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/404/Disc655_box.jpg)

[ Saturday, March 29, 2008 11:34: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Time has Come in General
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quote:
Originally written by Johnny The Horse.:

Oh Ben and Djur. Thems was the days.
*sigh*

Way to make me feel like the newbie I am. Thanks a lot, guys.

*grumbles about actually having had a life in high school, preventing him from even knowing about Internet forums*

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Why can't we just be happy? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

It is sometimes ok to laugh at others in order to feel better about your own situation.
Huh… well that explains a lot of my angst. Thank you for that, Salmon. :D

You've just reminded me of something I found at George R.R. Martin's website:

(Image has been removed because it was making people sad.)

[ Sunday, March 30, 2008 20:31: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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Profile Homepage #110
Regarding karma: best we don't talk about it. Trust me; it's really not important at all.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Survival Thread. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

quote:
Then again, does anyone actually enjoy it?
I'm sure some overzealous patriotic people do, but they certainly aren't my type.

Uh… nope. Pretty sure even they hate it. I could be wrong; I often am, but in this case it seems somewhat unlikely.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Time has Come in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

I look forward to using forum software that has a built-in /baleet feature. That will save a lot of grief.
Wow, is that a possibility? That would be very nice. Although… you might miss key posts in the conversation that way.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Survival Thread. in General
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Profile Homepage #31
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

So, I'm guessing you don't enjoy filling out tax forms?
Loathsome. And I still fill out 1040EZ. I don't look forward to the day I start having to fill out something more complicated.

Then again, does anyone actually enjoy it?

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Why can't we just be happy? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

I would like to count myself as an individualist, but the urge to fit in is strong in me as well.
This is true. I think the process of maturing is lifelong. No one is ever completely mature. I guess my thinking was that many people reach a certain level of maturity before others. That is to say, for the "more mature" people, it's not so much a question of abandoning themselves in favor of the crowd. The desire to fit in is still there, but it's not ruling them.

I'm not saying it's the only reason for angry and spiteful people (if only anything were that simple). But I do believe that's a big part of it for a lot of us, and I know it's part of it for me. It sucks being fake and wearing a mask all the time, and so anyone who feels like they have to is bound to always have that inner conflict.

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Seden: we won't hold it against you if you use the Edit button. Just a reminder. ;)

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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I'm fine with Infiltrator (for now anyway), but I too rather wish the powers that be would make up their mind about something. :rolleyes:

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Why can't we just be happy? in General
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Nico, it could be that, as you're getting older, your perspective on things is changing. That's a part of mentally and emotionally growing more mature. It could be that you're more aware of what's going on around you, and so you're just seeing a lot more of what was already present.

Plus there's the fact that a lot of people of your age group (correct me if I'm wrong… high school, right?) are so busy trying to be like everyone else, they forget to be themselves, resulting in a lot of internal conflict. Problem is, many people never quite grow out of that.

However, I don't think it's even arguable that the human race in general is changing. Set morals, ethics, and even laws have been opened up for a lot more interpretation, so certain things that were unacceptable, say, 50 years ago, are now not only accepted, but supported and catered to. As a result, social norms have changed drastically (take the divorce rate, for instance). I think that we can all agree that no matter what a change is, it's almost always at least a bit stressful, and stress causes angst… you get the idea.

My parents always tell me that a person's attitude is their decision. I haven't quite figured that whole thing out yet (so I'm probably one of the angry, pessimistic people you're talking about), but it's a nice thought anyway.

Past all that, it's probably best not to impose my conflicted and uncertain thoughts and beliefs on everyone here.

[ Thursday, March 27, 2008 13:08: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
The Time has Come in General
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quote:
Originally written by Johnny The Horse.:

I'm a little sad with the news. I mean, yeah, it's about time and all that, but ... :(
I see where you're coming from, Nikki, and I know. It'll be weird at first, but we can all agree that change can be a good thing. I'm sure the new software will have it's endearing qualities, too. The ability to post reliably comes to mind. :P

And I'm sure we will all miss… *chuckle*… UBB… *giggle*… and all its little quirks… *stifle laughter*… but it will live on in our memories.



BAHAHAHAHAHA!

[ Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:40: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
They do not like being provoked.

-Lenar

ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/7/08)
Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00

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