Author Topic: about you, IRL  (Read 11265 times)

Jingo

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2016, 11:26:42 AM »
A podcast about serial killers sounds way more interesting than another podcast of awkward people awkwardly playing d&d. What is it called?

Last Podcast on the Left. These guys are amazing. Start with one of the big-hitter episodes. The research done by Marcus Parks is phenomenal.

I'm a bit too squeemish for the serial killer stuff. But I love their conspiracy and apocalypse cult coverage. All the things I didn't know about Aum Shinrikyo.
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« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2016, 11:31:34 AM »
I'm 30 years old, and I currently work in sculpture conservation and art restoration in Los Angeles. I've played Armageddon since I was 15, so quite literally, half of my life.
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Riev

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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2016, 11:34:51 AM »
I hope to take the money I've made and the experience I've gained to become a producer for eSports television.  Wish me luck!

Yes, please. So few eSports events are produced with the quality I, as an American, have come to expect from our "regular" sports events. Often they are just over-extravagant, with attempts to mirror real sports analysis with people you're not quite sure why they qualify as an analyst.
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SuchDragonWow

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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2016, 11:39:58 AM »
I hope to take the money I've made and the experience I've gained to become a producer for eSports television.  Wish me luck!

Yes, please. So few eSports events are produced with the quality I, as an American, have come to expect from our "regular" sports events. Often they are just over-extravagant, with attempts to mirror real sports analysis with people you're not quite sure why they qualify as an analyst.

These are also my criticisms, and me knowing how all of it is supposed to work, when I watch an eSports production, I laugh, but secretly die a little inside.  I want it to be better, and so that's why I want to pursue it.
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Hashi

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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2016, 12:37:21 PM »
I'm a lawyer doing civil litigation (people suing each other) work, a lot of it involving construction in some way. 
I've been playing MUDs for about twenty years.  Started out on a viciously hack 'n slash one called DarkCastle, whose Head World Implementor at the time was the woman that Arm knows as Sanvean.  I was in her clan and recall several of its members talking about Arm and how awesome they thought it was and thinking to myself... full roleplay?  F--- That!  So it took me a long time to make my way on to Arm and I'm afraid I picked up a lot of bad powergaming, twink-type habits and mentalities along the way before getting here.   But I'm trying to reform, I promise!

lostinspace

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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2016, 05:48:48 PM »
25 year old male, live in Redmond, WA and work for Microsoft as a Software Engineer. I mostly play games in my free time like WoW, Arm, Rocket League, Ark, etc. Pretty socially awkward, overweight, and ginger.

The eSports stuff can be pretty terrible, I went to Heroes of the Dorm early this yeah and it was insufferable. It was one of the first eSports events to be shown on ESPN and they spent every single moment trying to get the crowd riled up and loud for the cameras. In fact, they tried to get us to practice it so much that by the time we were supposed to actually cheer most of us were tired of yelling.
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lostinspace

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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2016, 05:52:06 PM »
25 year old male, live in Redmond, WA and work for Microsoft as a Software Engineer. I mostly play games in my free time like WoW, Arm, Rocket League, Ark, etc. Pretty socially awkward, overweight, and ginger. I started my MUDs with a Wheel of Time themed mud that ran on diku, eventually becoming an assistant coder. When we dropped down to 1-2 players I got a recommendation from another immortal to try Arm.

The eSports stuff can be pretty terrible, I went to Heroes of the Dorm early this yeah and it was insufferable. It was one of the first eSports events to be shown on ESPN and they spent every single moment trying to get the crowd riled up and loud for the cameras. In fact, they tried to get us to practice it so much that by the time we were supposed to actually cheer most of us were tired of yelling.
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SuchDragonWow

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« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2016, 08:12:52 PM »
25 year old male, live in Redmond, WA and work for Microsoft as a Software Engineer. I mostly play games in my free time like WoW, Arm, Rocket League, Ark, etc. Pretty socially awkward, overweight, and ginger.

The eSports stuff can be pretty terrible, I went to Heroes of the Dorm early this yeah and it was insufferable. It was one of the first eSports events to be shown on ESPN and they spent every single moment trying to get the crowd riled up and loud for the cameras. In fact, they tried to get us to practice it so much that by the time we were supposed to actually cheer most of us were tired of yelling.

Fox and ESPN are my two biggest clients.  One of the worst things a broadcast wants is empty seats, especially behind the talent booth.  It sucks the air out of the room if your only visible crowd is a 60 year old woman picking her nose and talking about gardenias.  You want screaming drunk young adults with face paint on.  You want passion.  It's harder to get out of the eSports crowd, I never remember a crowd of football fans who didn't overreact at the sight of a camera.
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Narana

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2016, 09:13:10 PM »
I am a college drop-out who hopes to back to it come December. Not much to say otherwise. I don't have a job. I get incredibly stressed to the point of it being crippling doing even the most basic of things in an environment with a lot of unknown people, even though I know I can do my area of expertise better than a lot of others.

In other words, like someone else said, nothing particularly interesting.
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lostinspace

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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2016, 11:12:29 AM »
You want passion.  It's harder to get out of the eSports crowd, I never remember a crowd of football fans who didn't overreact at the sight of a camera.

This is exactly the problem, and frankly I think the approach they're taking with eSports is wrong. They're trying so hard to fit the traditional sports formula, but it's just not the same. I'm pretty sure over 3/4 the room didn't give a shit about any tradional sports, because at one point they asked us to bring out that Seatlle Seahawk rowdiness and someone tried starting the chant. I'd say about a quarter of the room picked it up fopr a solid 15 seconds before it petered out.

I really like how they do it for TI, they stream on their own website. They have camera on the crowd, but only cut to them WHEN something exciting is happening, and it's great. Look at the crowd in this picture, http://i1.2pcdn.com/node14/image/article/201308/08/20130808042558a0djqew8icv9uvf2.jpg, there are 2 people who fit the description you've brought up, but I still remember it 2 years later because WHEN the character they were dressed up was picked, they ran up and down the aisles and got the crowd going.

We might want to split this off into a separate thread if we want to keep discussing it.
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SuchDragonWow

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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2016, 12:53:57 PM »
We might want to split this off into a separate thread if we want to keep discussing it.

You can if you want, but I pretty much agree with you.  I don't know why they'd even bring up the Seahawks, just because it's in Seattle.  Maybe if they'd paid Marshawn Lynch to come by to say "I just came here so I won't get fined."   8)
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Bogre

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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2016, 01:59:10 PM »
I'm a resident MD in a surgical sub-specialty.

Sometimes I Arm when I sleep and vice versa. I've played muds since I was 11, and Arm since 2003. I can also be found lurking in some of the other RPIs.

I have a big family of sibs. I've done one APM, deep in the heart of Texas.

 I read a lot (become my goodreads friend) and my secret is that I really like to dance.
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Barzalene

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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2016, 03:34:30 PM »
Grumpy old cat lady.
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Riev

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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2016, 03:35:02 PM »
Grumpy old cat lady.

This is true. Except not so grumpy.
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Akaramu

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2016, 04:42:42 PM »
Resident autist who occasionally rambles about games and stuff.

Seeker

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2016, 06:54:46 PM »


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Ourla

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2016, 06:59:21 PM »
I have a big family of sibs. I've done one APM, deep in the heart of Texas.

That was my first APM! I remember how pretty your eyes are.  :-*
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valeria

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2016, 08:53:19 AM »
I keep trying to post in this thread but it comes off sounding as a dating profile.  I'm a childfree queer polyamorist 30-something writer who does law to make money and likes making beaded jewelry.  I have cats and a dog and there is fur on everything I own and I live in rural hinterlands of the mitten state.  I want goats.  I wish I had a small murder of miniature silky fainting goats.  Zoltan won't let me get goats.
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« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2016, 08:59:16 AM »
I keep trying to post in this thread but it comes off sounding as a dating profile.  I'm a childfree queer polyamorist 30-something writer who does law to make money and likes making beaded jewelry.  I have cats and a dog and there is fur on everything I own and I live in rural hinterlands of the mitten state.  I want goats.  I wish I had a small murder of miniature silky fainting goats.  Zoltan won't let me get goats.

I had goats growing up. They're hysterically funny.



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« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2016, 09:10:52 AM »
My friend growing up had a herd of fainting goats. They were fun. I'm sure it was really healthy for them when we ran into the field screaming.

As for me IRL... I'm 29 and working on my masters in Biology/Neuroscience. Planning to continue on for my PhD in Neuroscience. I work as a TA for the University and for the most part I don't mind it. I have three cats and two giant dogs. I'm originally from Texas but moved north for grad school.

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« Reply #45 on: October 26, 2016, 09:51:57 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2016, 01:58:17 PM »
I don't really care if the goats actually faint, I just think goats are super cool.
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« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2016, 02:01:39 PM »
grumpy young cat lady

(I would be a grumpy young dog lady as well but this apartment doesn't allow dogs)

& a writer
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« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2016, 02:28:52 PM »
Angry postal worker with a million cats and an addiction to bonbons. Currently 70 years old and live in a haunted attic.


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« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2016, 02:31:27 PM »
about spooky me irl (to be thematic):

leper outcast who died 400 years ago. Currently enjoying unlife in Bali with a migrant colony of ghost-lepers
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