Sigh...a dilemma

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With the summer dwindling and my interests fading, I've taken up to watching old cartoons I used to watch years ago. Watching them makes remember the childhood dreams I used to have, a life of adventure, uncertainty, and excitement.

I've begun to take long walks from my home, several miles from where I've started, but my parents do not understand. Them being a paranoid sort, are terrified by my being "far" from home, bringing up stories of acquaintances being mugged or worse when wandering. Living in the suburbs, and an incredibly boring and dull county, I doubt this will happen to me.

But alas, they forbid my only refuge in an otherwise terrifyingly boring summer. I find that I do nothing productive anymore, but pack for an "adventure" that I may never have. What to do, what to do?

And thus marks my glorious return to the ever sanity-defying forums called Spiderweb.

-HT

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You might go to the local library and borrow a book or two or three.

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Unfortunately, I've exhausted all of the quality literature at my public library, and I'm forced to read old comic books I've stowed away in the back of my closet.

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Visit a used bookstore and browse the paperback sections for out of prints books by authors you've never heard of before now. It's a cheap way to find something interesting when your library is exhausted. You'd have to go to Aran's achives to find recommendations since the topics got deleted in the last purge.
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Anything by Jim Butcher is a good bet. Might I suggest checking out BookMooch , it's a great way to get cheap cheap reading when the library doesnt' have anything good (We have a small library so it's usually a good bet that they don't or it's checked out).

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Good God, it's summer man. Do something active! It's exceedingly ill that long walks have become verboten. Is there a lake to swim in? Do you play tennis? Skate? Bike? Skateboard? If you have a lawn, you could play badminton or croquet for minimal investment. Get some folks together and play volleyball. Anywhere to hike where you live? Would such ventures be permitted in groups?

I'd hate to see you spend the rest of the summer watching TV or even reading, as wonderful as reading is. Did you read Harry Potter already?

-S-

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quote:
Originally written by Synergy:

Good God, it's summer man. Do something active! It's exceedingly ill that long walks have become verboten. Is there a lake to swim in? Do you play tennis? Skate? Bike? Skateboard? If you have a lawn, you could play badminton or croquet for minimal investment. Get some folks together and play volleyball. Anywhere to hike where you live? Would such ventures be permitted in groups?

I'd hate to see you spend the rest of the summer watching TV or even reading, as wonderful as reading is. Did you read Harry Potter already?

-S-

Yes I have seen Harry Potter already, and sadly there are few left in my neighborhood that have not already left for vacation. (August seems to be the month for it)

I play soccer, occasionally lift weights, and play badminton with my siblings. I used to go to the pool, but my family's passes were revoked since we moved and no longer live in their community, even though the pool was named in honor of my grandfather.

Still, I find these activities cannot maintain my attention for more then an hour, I still yearn to wander the states and see new things, my hometown no longer interests me.

I take solace in the fact that when I'm 18 I will be going backpacking with two of my dear friends in the heart of Europe, with no supervision. :)

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When I was a kid and teen, I remember being bored way too much, and it was highly aggravating. I always felt like I was missing out on fun other people were having. One thing that is nicer about getting older and an adult is, if you're like me, you no longer find boredom to be a problem...more like, is there enough time for all my interests?

That's cool you get to backpack Europe in the future. There's that to look forward to. It helps if you are a fantatical collector of at least one thing. That sucks up a lot of time. It also can be a terrible vice...i'm not saying I recommend it.

-S-

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The one thing that bothers me nowadays is that the television programs they play for adolescents and young teenagers always involves the main character(s) having either no parents, or parents that do not care what happens to the character. Watching all those shows as a kid always made me want to have adventures like those characters, and I watching them makes me feel nostalgic.

Listening to the Bosstones and walking down the backroads makes me feel at home, makes me feel happier then I've ever felt at home. I guess I'm an outdoorsy kind of person, and definitely a kid at heart.

Of course there are things I want, a new computer (mine's seven years old), Nethergate 2 to be ready for Windows, school to be less difficult, but mostly I just want to explore the world with my friends.

That includes all you European Spiderwebbers, maybe someday I'll meet you guys.

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quote:
Originally written by Toenail Returns:

The one thing that bothers me nowadays is that the television programs they play for adolescents and young teenagers always involves the main character(s) having either no parents, or parents that do not care what happens to the character.
...not to mention that most of them are terrible. I consistently pine for the older cartoons.

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True, television programs for teens and children now is mostly awful.

But I am moving away from the topic.

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Nethergate Resurrection [i]is[/i] available for Windows.

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I just noticed that, and I've been playing through. I haven't noticed that much has changed so far though, but I suppose that is because it is only the demo.

I was never really a big fan of Nethergate anyway, mostly Avernum for me. :D

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Yeah, many television programs are pieces of crap.
Same with some of the new movies. I keep saying that they dig from the bottom of the dumpster.

Also, Avernum is great. Especially A2. Oh, and have you tried the singleton-torment challenge on A3?

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When I was a kid and teen, I remember being bored way too much, and it was highly aggravating. I always felt like I was missing out on fun other people were having.
I feel the exact same way. I just feel so bored sometimes...

Oh, and I'm back...which is quite obvious.

Edit -Eeek...I'm canned. Oh well, I probably deserve it anyway.

[ Sunday, August 12, 2007 05:41: Message edited by: No more muffins ]

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Heh, welcome back Muffins.

Well, I decided that I need a vacation, so I'm off to Hershey for a few days. See you all on the 15th!

-HT

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See you on Wednesday than :)

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quote:
Originally written by Toenail Returns:

Well, I decided that I need a vacation, so I'm off to Hershey for a few days.
Do you live in my neck of the woods, or are you visiting from far away?

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Eh...not too far away. I live down in Maryland near all the old farms and such.

Well, that was a nice trip. I do think that they freeze the water overnight for easy storage. The water on the new water attractions feels like 34 degrees. Brrr...

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quote:
Originally written by Toenail Returns:

I do think that they freeze the water overnight for easy storage. The water on the new water attractions feels like 34 degrees. Brrr...
Has someone changed the rules of the universe again while I wasn't looking?

Ice has a lower density than liquid water.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Hershey did to save money.

You'd think that it would be expensive, but I suppose they found a cheap solution. Maybe they stole glaciers from the poles and melt them down.

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quote:
Originally written by Toenail Returns:

I do think that they freeze the water overnight for easy storage. The water on the new water attractions feels like 34 degrees. Brrr...
Nearly body temperature? (Yes, this is obligatory. :P )

Seriously though, freezing water overnight ranks high among the silliest ideas I've ever heard. Aside from the density problem, they expend enormous amounts of energy both when freezing and melting the water, for what benefit exactly?

Unheated water can get pretty cold on its own, overnight.

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quote:
Originally written by root:

Unheated water can get pretty cold on its own, overnight.

Yea, don't I know it. I woke up this morning with a cup of water I hadnt finished the night before all frozen beside me. I really should get a heater or something but working 1-2 days a week just doesn't cover those luxury items.
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