Author Topic: about you, IRL  (Read 11255 times)

evilcabbage

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #75 on: November 24, 2016, 07:52:49 AM »
avocados are AMAZING.
I could give a shit about wholesome.

boog

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #76 on: November 24, 2016, 09:25:40 AM »
Avocados make my tongue swell. :(
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Barsook

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #77 on: November 24, 2016, 12:17:08 PM »
I'm a 25-year-old lab tech in a pig tissue prep lab at Ethicon, a company of Johnson and Johnson.  And I also volunteer in Ubuntu Linux Community (as a community builder, not a coder) and at Grailville, a local park, doing mostly pond testing and researching on how organically maintain the ponds.
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Kalden

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #78 on: November 24, 2016, 12:23:57 PM »
I was born and raised in Southeast Alaska, where I spent my childhood on a salmon hatchery, alternating between video games and catching salmon by their tails in the stream next door. Raised in an evangelical Christian household and attended a private Christian elementary school, but I became an apostate by mid-teens. Went to college in Oregon, studying economics and philosophy after flirting with a computer science major. Got quite sick with celiac disease in the meantime; after graduating into the recession, moved back to Alaska and worked for the state as an insurance regulator while slowly recovering from poor health.

A couple years ago, after writing code on the side at work and home for a while, I executed a long-term plan and moved to San Francisco to become a professional coder. Attended a bootcamp (Hackreactor) to get a good foundation in modern web technologies.

Hobbies right now include editing Wikipedia, code stuff, and reconnecting with my old pleasures - this is my first Armageddon character since 2011. Look me up if you're in SF!

Dunetrade55

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« Reply #79 on: November 24, 2016, 12:50:26 PM »
Tortall, avacados are NOT bad food. I'm of the opinion that anything delicious is something my body is telling me to eat. I know having some fries in your diet can make things difficult, but I usually just get up and take a low stress walk when I need exercise... it's not low-stress when you live in the sixth WORST neighborhood in the US, luckilly I don't live there anymore and can walk without worry, aside from assholes driving while talking on their cell-phones.
I'm asking for evidence, not telling you all to fuck off.

No, I'm telling you to fuck off, now, because you're being a little bitch.

SuchDragonWow

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #80 on: November 24, 2016, 02:04:38 PM »
Got quite sick with celiac disease in the meantime; after graduating into the recession, moved back to Alaska and worked for the state as an insurance regulator while slowly recovering from poor health.

I hope you're doing better, and welcome back to Arm.  :)
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Lizzie

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #81 on: November 24, 2016, 05:15:45 PM »
Foods I really really like:
Bacon (on a plate, on my pizza, on my cheeseburger, in my eggs)
A properly made apple crisp, served hot
Toasted coconut ice cream from Giffords, scooped and plopped on top of a bubbling dollop of Richardson's hot fudge.
Turkey and havarti on whole wheat with dill mayo.
Prune hamentashen
Field green salad with gorgonzola, candied pecans, and dressing made with fresh-minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, oregano, salt and black pepper.
Ripe tomatoes picked right off the vine in my garden

Foods I can't stand:
Avocados
Artichokes
Eggplant
Tofu
Runny eggs.

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Raptor_Dan

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2016, 07:14:59 PM »
Son to a single-mother who became addicted to crack cocaine in her late twenties, with a half-brother and a step-brother. Grew up extremely poor, to the point where it was routine for us to stop and ask for change at every single gas station, sell cans, make trinkets. I went to thirteen different schools between grades 1-10, and was always the weird kid. In seventh grade, I was accused by the 'popular kids' of going up onto the roof to plants bombs, (this was right after columbine) when in reality, I was going up there to retrieve the shoes of the kid they were bullying. They threw them up there after snatching them from him during gym. I was not believed, and because my mom mentioned 'I cried after seeing what happened on the news' (columbine), I was sent to a mandatory psychiatric evaluation. The psychologist said, after I took this five hour test, that I was one of the TWO smartest people she ever met. That always stuck with me, wtf was this other person? I wasn't allowed to see my IQ scores, but I was diagnosed as having Bipolar Affective Disorder with Schizophrenic features. In tenth grade, Westpoint wrote me a letter asking me to improve my GPA so I could attend their school. I was like, what is going on?

I've never agreed with my diagnosis. My dreams have foretold the future in a couple of events, but I don't think that's supernatural. I've seen, done, and lived through incredible things, like having my head caught on fire, escaping angry, gun-wielding drug dealers, had my identity stolen by my brother and summarily put in jail for a half of a week. I find almost everything fascinating, and my main interest is neuroscience and psychology, so that helps me see a connection to everything. I don't trust the Mendeleev periodic table, I don't believe dark matter exists as it's currently theorized to, I believe in reincarnation as a fundamental principle of nature, and I hallucinate regularly.

I have back problems and teeth problems I feel are contributing to my mental dissonance. Four of the spinous processes of my lowest vertebra are just... not there.  The base of my neck has a disk that slips in and out, and when it slips out, I can lose consciousness, completely forget who I am, and what I'm doing. Despite this, I absolutely love life. I love the ideal, and the concept, and the practice of love. I consider myself a gnostic christian, but I think the correct term for me is 'literate nutjob'. I enjoy playing all types of games, and I write manuals for these games teaching newbies how to play on their forums under a variety of pseudonyms. I've been common law married for about fourteen years, to the same wonderful amazing woman who has literally saved my life multiple times.

I've been playing Armageddon on and off for over fifteen years, and my favorite food is potatoes. There's so many ways to prepare them, and I enjoy every type I can remember having. Most of the time, I eat just whatever I can. Candy off the road, moldy meat, it doesn't matter, food is food, and I haven't had enough of it. I'm 6'1, 150 pounds, and currently, I only have one lens in my glasses, which broke almost irreparably during a car crash either last year, or the year before. I'm not sure, because I can't understand and process time. If it wasn't for my computer, I wouldn't know what time it was, and if it wasn't for my wife, I wouldn't know what year it was.

For the last month, I've been waking up with a headache on my left side, and it's worse than the time I had to pry my own tooth out with a screwdriver. I'm fairly certain I'm going to die soon, without ever accomplishing anything at all.

My dream is to create an augmented reality RPG, in which you, yourself, play the hero, and your real life accomplishments, from work, social, personal, fitness, health, everything, literally everything, factors into your exp and points, and you can compete in teams with people in your local or extended area going on RL adventures. One example would be to co-opt one of the zipline canoe rental areas, fix up an obstacle course, and have a pirate adventure where you shoot targets, chase pirates, and end with a sword-fight at the last island. It's ridiculous, but the point system I created helps me stay motivated to keep in shape, eat, do something other than wallow and worry.

I'm also a Capricorn, the poorest capricorn you might ever meet.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

Dunetrade55

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2016, 07:35:30 PM »
"stuff" and,

I'm also a Capricorn, the poorest capricorn you might ever meet.

Rock on, bud, I'm an aries. I do hope your headache eases itself, I don't get headaches or toothaches very often anymore, I won't speculate on why... my teeth are screwed, crack, shattered from my wisdom teeth coming in, but I seriously can't remember the last real headache I had, or toothache. I also lose track of time, lots of head injuries don't help, I'd assume.

And yes, when having to fill out paperwork, I have to ask the person assisting me what year it is several times. You're not alone there.
I'm asking for evidence, not telling you all to fuck off.

No, I'm telling you to fuck off, now, because you're being a little bitch.

Raptor_Dan

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2016, 07:39:48 PM »
Paperwork! Omfg, paperwork is god damned awful. Filling out resumes is harder than figuring out the velocity of a hummingbird at any given moment. Past work experience, oh I can name it all, but then they want numbers, and dates, and names, and I'm just like, 'fuck it, I give up. Can I clean your parking lot for five bucks?'.

I can read a book, or even a magazine, and have absolutely no idea how much time passes by. If there are no windows, and the tv (my external clock, since I know what shows play when, even though I barely pay attention to any of it) is off, then I'm fucked. I could have wasted 10 minutes, or 10 hours.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

Dunetrade55

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #85 on: November 24, 2016, 08:41:24 PM »
Damn, I know just what you're talking about. Also getting a job is godawful difficult with Omnibase nowdays if you have unpaid traffic tickets held against you. I'm just like, what? Can't I just, move somewhere like a proper drifter/outlaw and get some work. Nope, bud, that shit doesn't fly anymore. Background checks ftl.
I'm asking for evidence, not telling you all to fuck off.

No, I'm telling you to fuck off, now, because you're being a little bitch.

bardlyone

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2016, 10:32:18 PM »
Born in the midwest, moved to the southeast at like six months old. Psychology major during the brief stint at college (in addition to a few years of such classes in high school). Also heavily into drama with three years of formal instruction in acting and professional speech classes, which is super ironic, given how inarticulate I am. Got expelled from high school for telling a teacher to basically go die in a fire ("implied death threats") for bullying a student who sat near me.

Not the first time I've been kicked out of school! That was third grade, when someone insulted me and I kicked them to the ground and the school had the option to paddle me taken off the table. I actually have a long history of butting heads with peers and people I'm supposed to answer to, though I've managed to avoid physical altercation relating to it since 16 or so. I am almost constantly unemployed, though looking into a job as a phone sex operator because why not get paid to make crap up that people want to hear, especially if I can stay home in my pajamas while I do it.

Married to what is dubiously termed my high school sweetheart (we didn't get together until after he was expelled but before I was). We've been together since I was sixteen years old and I just turned 30 on the 15th of this month. He is the only person in the world who I don't want to physically hurt after prolonged contact - I don't do social well, blame it on the Asperger's. When I went back and got my GED my scores were so high I got admitted to college on a partial scholarship (averaging about the top 4%, with the lowest being 92% and the highest at 100%). Left both college and a position as a creative writer for an online game to move out of state and take care of a handicapped relative.

Political activist, theology lover, total smartass. I'm with RD on the connections between psychology and neuroscience. Looking at one without the other is like only seeing half of a picture. Hobbies include: free-verse poetry, herbalism (oils and magick shit and gardening all), cosmetology, astrology (scorpio sun as part of 5th house stellium with moon in taurus, aries north node, pisces midheaven and cancer rising sign), psychology, philosophy, theology, jewelrymaking, and taking in stray cats!

I love studying history and culture of all different societies worldwide, and would love to travel but am terrified of flying. Probably the most interesting culture that is totally alien to me that I'm currently in love with is the origin of tayuu culture in Edo Japan, and how it involved into meiko/geiko/geishas. Another period of particular interest is the Russian Enlightenment era of Catherine the Great, and the Old Kingdom period of ancient Egypt.

I love flowers and plants and animals, people I can take or leave mostly. I've studied playing the guitar some, but my hands are so small that wrapping the neck of it properly is irritating, and wanted to play the violin as a child, since there is a family heirloom violin that we've had for like three centuries. It's in too poor a condition to play, which is legitimately devastating since it is a stradavarius violin, one of the holdovers from the 17th century when my father's side of the family shared the royal court with the mother of Catherine the Great.

Dream job: edibles coffee and baked goods food truck.

I think that's enough rambling now.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2016, 10:35:06 PM by bardlyone »
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2016, 11:47:23 PM »
Most of my friends have scattered across the country, so I don't go out much. I play games and get drunk with them online and that seems to work out. I don't really get bored anymore. I can't remember the last time I was bored. There's always something to do. Read a book, watch a movie, play a game, surf reddit and the GDB, cook some amazing meat on the hardwood smoker, try new recipes for dinner, learn neat shit online. It kind of boggles me how much there is to occupy your time with.

My PC AND laptop both recently died on me. Which is shitty, but there seems to be no shortage of ways to get online and do all the same things still.

Life is enjoyable. I like where I'm at right now, but I wish I could actually sit down and write like I want to. Writing is hard and I applaud everyone who manages to do that. It's what I want to do but god damn I can never get past the conception stage and a few thousand words before growing sick of it.

That's about it. One of these days I'm going to sit down and churn out a book.

« Last Edit: December 08, 2016, 05:56:19 PM by RogueGunslinger »

Aruven

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #88 on: December 07, 2016, 06:15:36 AM »
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.

Dude what?

Im a 27 y/o male that boxes in Redmond, WA like everyday at 24 hour fitness.

Im also an apprentice at an outdoor school. I owe you guys way more as ive been here for awhile. Will post more at some point.

zztri

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #89 on: December 07, 2016, 07:12:54 AM »
Hehe... housewife.. Ex-computer engineer. After my first daughter was born I decided to retire myself to baking cakes and changing diapers. Husband is an R&D specialist, we met at work in a project his company subcontracted because we sucked.

He supported my decision of retirement after our daughter was born and his salary is enough for both of us. My little daughter goes to kindergarten and older one goes to primary school, so I'm nearly always free. Whenever I log out in a hurry, it means my daughters included me in their game. I'm 30-something-years-old and I still sleep with teddy bears and play with MLP toys.

I still act as a male in underground communities and sell not-so-legal programs like advanced DoS programs with learning algorithms, which I code with the aid of my husband, who's ten times as good in coding than I am I have to confess. Noone suspects I'm a housewife. And at nights I play [deleted character] in [deleted location] while my husband watches his nerdy shows and tries to act like he's interested when I tell him what happened IC. No, he hasn't even played D&D his whole life and he's simply not interested.

Yam

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2016, 02:05:47 PM »
I still act as a male in underground communities and sell not-so-legal programs like advanced DoS programs with learning algorithms, which I code with the aid of my husband, who's ten times as good in coding than I am I have to confess. Noone suspects I'm a housewife. And at nights I play [deleted character] in [deleted location] while my husband watches his nerdy shows and tries to act like he's interested when I tell him what happened IC. No, he hasn't even played D&D his whole life and he's simply not interested.

Caaaaaaaaaaase!

lostinspace

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2016, 02:27:56 PM »
Dude what?

Im a 27 y/o male that boxes in Redmond, WA like everyday at 24 hour fitness.

Im also an apprentice at an outdoor school. I owe you guys way more as ive been here for awhile. Will post more at some point.

If you want to get a pint sometime feel free to shoot me a PM, I knew someone else spent time in Redmond because on a Byn contract I once offered to pick them up and give them a ride home so they could finish the contract. Found another ride, so I still haven't met anyone from Arm in person yet.
3/21/16 Never Forget

zztri

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2016, 09:32:30 PM »
I still act as a male in underground communities and sell not-so-legal programs like advanced DoS programs with learning algorithms, which I code with the aid of my husband, who's ten times as good in coding than I am I have to confess. Noone suspects I'm a housewife. And at nights I play [deleted character] in [deleted location] while my husband watches his nerdy shows and tries to act like he's interested when I tell him what happened IC. No, he hasn't even played D&D his whole life and he's simply not interested.

Caaaaaaaaaaase!

Heh! There's another "desperate housewife" coding DoS? Nope, I'm not her... I don't think here's the place where I should advertise not-so-legal programs but I'd like to share notes via other channels of communication.

SuchDragonWow

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Re: about you, IRL
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2017, 05:57:42 AM »
http://i1.2pcdn.com/node14/image/article/201308/08/20130808042558a0djqew8icv9uvf2.jpg

I remembered having a neat eSports conversation in this thread, and I went back and read it, and I think the first time I read this I didn't look very closely at the picture.  That's totally Ogre Magi.  "No pick me!  Running is not as fun as hitting!"  Ogre's responses are my second favorite to Axe.
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