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Re: Happy Birthday Topic

What a day. Slept until ten, put together the lego set (love it! Now to find where to put it...) Went to see Brave, hit Best Buy to take advantage of their summer blow out sale. No Metroid, Dragon Age or psp flash sticks sadly, they didn't even have any 2gb sticks left for $1.99 much less the 4gb variants. I walked away with some psp ear buds and a umd case for $2 each instead. Went out with friends, ate some BBQ wings, then went out for two games of bowling. Came home for some delicious strawberry cake. :D All and all, probably the sweetest and most wonderful day I've had all year. :heart:

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by Sonikku
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:35 pm
 
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Re: Voting For Mods

I would wish to be the first to suck up to welcome our new Kiba overlord. =D>
by Sonikku
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:14 am
 
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Re: Rep gone?

I worked hard to post just enough solid gold to reach 13th place , then post just enough to maintain that perfect place, never more, never less, like the time I reached the perfect number of posts, so I stopped posting, and a great hero spoke for me.

My Captains, ye know not what OCD goals ye have destroyed!

Speak for yourself. The last time I checked my ranking, I was sandwiched inbetween Bambi and Ziming. Have you any idea how difficult that was to achieve?! [-X

Inversely, I suppose they both dodged a bullet. :oops:
by Sonikku
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:31 am
 
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Re: Im Lance Armstrong and Ive won 0 Tour De France titles

France has been spiteful of the US ever since we liberated them from Nazi Germany. I can't say for a fact if he ever doped or not, though there is no proof, nor is it fair to strip someone of their accomplishments based on an accusation and a hunch. I suspect many of his colleagues have doped at one point or another, that would account for the whole "Give Lance up and we'll look the other way" plea deal they cut them. The whole affair reeks of people willing to send someone else up the river to spare themselves from taking personal accountability for their actions combined with Nationalism of France not being able to accept defeat at the hands of Americans. If he did dope, he does deserve to be held responsible for his actions. But the unending witch hunts and disproportionate amount of scrutiny placed on Armstrong suggests ulterior motives.
by Sonikku
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:00 pm
 
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Re: Need Help on Shenmue II Cover

Indeed. I was very much into Detective Conan myself when I first made mod back in the day. :) I don't have an idea of where you could find a good pic, but wish you luck! Welcome to the Dojo!
by Sonikku
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:25 am
 
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Re: Bays TMNT --- They come from space

The script leaked. I'm almost done reading it.

"Jesus fucking christ" is all I can really say. Paramount hated this script so much they ordered them to write another one which is what delayed the project in the first place.

When Hollywood thinks a script is pure trash you know things have hit rock bottom. The turtles to me were the best in the first film. No space aliens, no absurd technology. Just a film with a strong sense of family and occasionally a little darkness with fun along the way.
by Sonikku
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:04 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

I'm so afraid of dumping more fuel on the ever expanding fire that I've taken to just abstaining from the bickering and the drama as of late. But I must say at this point that I am continually disappointed and dismayed at the threads of community repeatedly and continually being ripped out in the face of increasingly polarized opinions and my way or the high way mentalities and drama. Why can't you all agree to disagree when one view contrasts another? Why can't you all treat each other respectfully and talk out your problems with more compassion for what someone else is feeling or thinking on the subject?

Maybe it's not the Dojo. I see increasing disparity and tense, boiling over stress and anxiety in us or them mentalities and team forming in every facet of our society. Rich versus poor, Democrats versus Republicans, big corporate third party developers and smaller, struggling independent ones. Sometimes I fear our natures will tear each other apart if we don't start expecting better of ourselves.
by Sonikku
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:02 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

I like the avatar. :oops:
by Sonikku
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:56 pm
 
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Re: Post a pic of what you expected a member to look like.

Ah, I get it. Mitt Romney. I dunno whether to like the post or to be offended...

Offended ? Mittens, it's a joke thread. Everything said here is in jest. :lol: Weren't you talking earlier about how being in England makes you able to take it all in stride while people elsewhere get overly sensitive about everything? :P
by Sonikku
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:55 pm
 
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Re: Post a pic of what you expected a member to look like.

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by Sonikku
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:30 pm
 
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Re: Deletion/Moving of the Junk forum

I don't agree with everything AG says, but I can sympathize with his over all sentiment somewhat. I recognize the dojo less and less lately. Not even unmodding Ryudo, which everyone felt was the shinning silver bullet to all the problems and drama of the place has panned out quite like everyone may have expected if gaming thought a few days ago was any indication. I still see some deeply fractured cracks in the community that at best seem only obscured by the total overhaul. To be fair, I feel I must give kudos to Yama for trying so hard in what he feels are all great changes to the site. Passion to make things better is commendable even if ones views cannot always be reconciled with the same vision. Stagnation can just as easily cause as much harm as the wrong change. All the more so, that he would acknowledge and address concerns from animegamer rather than brushing such sentiments under the rug.

I just feel some what of a sting when I see an iconic board like the junk forum that has always been a part of the dojo up and deleted outright. It was never the most philosophical place of discussion, but I think it helped add to the over all flavor and personality of the place. It had qualities that are harder to quantify than something one can place on a spread sheet. When I was a moderator, I likely would have agreed with all of this. My view of perfection was total order. No clutter, no disorganization. Rules always enforced to the letter in a black and white interpretation of a terms of service. It's only now in my later years that I see some what of an intangible quality that is lost in the apparent squashing of any perceivable chaos.

In any event, the dye is cast and no ones opinion can halt change forever. Ryudo's staff departure marks a polarizing in the staffs resolve to overrule any form of dissension that contrasts the greater vision and is a reality we must all come to terms with if we are to stay. I am forced to consider the possibility that perhaps this is in fact the Shenmue Dojo as it was intended to be at this stage in it's life and members like Ryudo/Animegamer and myself are just relics of a begone era that are now the odd piece out in the new order, not the elements we now find alien to ourselves. Our dojo is now dead and a new dojo for a new generation has taken it's place. The last remnants of the old republic have been swept away. Such is the will of the Force. I would call upon animegamer and ryudo at this point to let the remainder of this matter go. There is no more to be further accomplished.
by Sonikku
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:21 pm
 
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Re: Post a PM

Ryudo it is not appropriate to argue with other members over what you think is a rule violation. We are regular members now. If you feel QWERTY has violated one of the rules, you can report the post to the staff so they can take a look at it and determine if action on their end is necessary. After you do that, consider your job is done. Nothing more is to be gained from that point in further back and forth.
by Sonikku
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:04 pm
 
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Re: Post a PM

Ryudo it is not appropriate to argue with other members over what you think is a rule violation. We are regular members now. If you feel QWERTY has violated one of the rules, you can report the post to the staff so they can take a look at it and determine if action on their end is necessary. After you do that, consider your job is done. Nothing more is to be gained from that point in further back and forth.
I did report his posts and the most action I have seen is just a mod thanking your post. But no action taken.

So until the staff make a determination, what more do you think you can accomplish here personally? Do you believe QWERTY will potentially be persuaded by your opinion to back off? That seems unlikely. Will you continue to argue your message until one of you is banned? I don't want to see that happen. I haven't familiarized myself with all the technicalities of the rules lately, so I cannot say one way or the other if a rule is being broken here (perhaps I should brush up) But either way, you are not helping yourself, or anyone else here with further escalation. You've reported the post and stated your case. Until the mods confer, take a step back and give them time to make their determination.
by Sonikku
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:21 pm
 
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Re: Tea

Bluecast wrote: Who likes tea! Iced tea Hot tea?



I've been drinking tea ever since Yukupo fashioned me a monocle.

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by Sonikku
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:33 pm
 
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Re: Celebritys You Look Like

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It is my curse.
by Sonikku
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:11 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Good. Let him live, spending the rest of his life contemplating how he owes his existence to those he had otherwise dedicated his life to oppressing.
by Sonikku
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:39 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

All of it comes down to an assumption. Do you know for certain kids will be bullied?

Of course he does. The same way people knew desegregating the army was going to break down cohesion in the unit/be the harbinger of our destruction. The same way people knew allowing gays to enlist openly in her majesty's royal army and years later in the US army was going to break down cohesion in the unit/be the harbinger of our destruction. The same way people knew allowing gays to marry, have the same rights as everyone else and even adopt children was going to be a disaster when it went down in Britain. There really isn't any need for any of us to debate further. Trying to convince Mittens otherwise may as well be as successful as trying to convince Dorian to adopt a chipper attitude towards life. :P
by Sonikku
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:00 am
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Finally got my main PC repaired with somewhat better parts than it had before it broke down and am riding a bit of a high at the moment. :D My framerate in games went from a barely playable 1-20fps on Low on the decade old machine I had been using while getting the funds together to 130-180 using the same settings, or around 60-70fps with all quality settings on ultra. Everything also loads significantly faster, no doubt as a result of having a 64 bit cpu and OS. I owe Yukio a lot for sending me an unused copy and key of Windows Vista 64 for free, not even asking for shipping. Kudos to you, friend! :heart:
by Sonikku
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:27 pm
 
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Re: Things that pissed you off

I found the integrated audio rear panel doesn't work on my motherboard despite enabling everything in bios/getting latest drivers/inserting all the audio jacks firmly in the appropriate color coded inputs and configuring all the sound options correctly. I have a sound card, but the only pci slot not covered by my video card is going towards my dial up modem so it's a case of no internet or no sound. I'm still within range of doing a RMA with newegg, but I really don't want to be unscrewing and generally taking everything apart and putting it back together again after a couple weeks of waiting for the back and forth with shipping with no working computer.

#FirstWorldProblems.
by Sonikku
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:14 pm
 
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Re: Last Game/System/Peripheral You Bought

Don't even get me started on that. :lol: kotor 1 and 2 were building up to a plot suggesting that Revan was conquering the galaxy in order to save it from a far greater threat looming (serious Sith by blood as opposed to Sith following an ideal) that the Republic, corrupt and failing as it was stood no chance of surviving on it's own. It makes you think that Revan and Exile were going to converge at some point and fight that new conflict their own way, to help give the republic time to prepare. Unfortunately instead of getting a kotor 3 with a grand climax topping off the story we got another mmo in a genre that has far too many already. (Which as I understand it just does a "lawl 300 years laterz", blatantly skipping over the momentum the first two games established.) It's like if the star wars trilogy started with the death of the emperor and everything being all well and good in general, but still a few loose plot threads and a evil here and there. Leftovers. Nothing epic. kinda weak.

To KOTOR 2's credit though, I really have to applaud the depth of it's story. kreia is probably the most interesting character in the mythos, painting the force as an all enslaving entity that conscripts us all into it's web of service to do battle on it's behalf in destroying it's polar opposite. Going so far as to suggest that accepting the power of the force is a bargain in exchange for having your priorities and goals in life change to being a foot soldier in squashing the other side is pretty controversial, yet not entirely unlikely. Kotor 2 teaches the lesson that sometimes always trying to help people, even with the best of intentions, can sometimes weaken them in the grand scheme.



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It arrived

It's pink.


I like it. :tup:
by Sonikku
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:47 pm
 
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Re: Happy Birthday Topic

Happy b day to all the bots! :D
by Sonikku
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:29 am
 
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Re: Member count...

Something is amiss with the guests these days. I can't chalk it up to some grand Dojo revival. I mean, back in the day you have some 10-20 registered, 5 hidden and maybe 2-3 guests. Now it's like 10-20 registered, 5 hidden and 200 guests. Clearly they aren't just the random dojo-er in the middle of logging in or viewing the board on a public computer, none of the other metrics have scaled nearly as high. At the same time the point when there were only a couple of guests online at a time dates back to when a google search on Shenmue saw the Dojo top the list. Now the Dojo is like 5 matches down. Less spotlight but 100 times the number of guests than in the past? I'd be quicker to believe bots than an army of unique anonymous shenmue fans reading up like never before.

Finally back online with my data allowance renewed. Gonna have to find out how to make 15G last me a month :???:


I'll trade you my dial up. On the down side it only downloads at 5kb's a second. But on the PLUS side it has NO caps and UNLIMITED downloading a month! :D
by Sonikku
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:15 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Completely exhausted. Took my mother to the hospital for her back pain injections, looked around town and applied to 5 places, caught up with two old references after a couple dozen calls and transfers, coordinated delivery of my new bed and used furniture for the apartment tomorrow between two different places, arranged for Time Warner to take up my internet in the new place (broadband, hooray) and moved a tv I bought in a local thrift store with the buildings flat bed on wheels into the new place along with clothes and odds and ends. I hope to move in tomorrow.

Resume?! What are the qualifications that need to be specified? Sitting on your ass all day, scratching your nuts while you watch porn?

Back in the day when people would ask that question here I would tell them they needed to write a 6 page essay (size 12 font, single spaced, Aerial type face) on why they want to be a moderator and would excel in the role and to submit it to whiteShadow, whom would check for spelling and grammar mistakes. Also one mistake would equal "disqualification" or some such. I don't know if anyone ever bought it, though if they did I doubt they ever "passed". :lol:
by Sonikku
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:28 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

Peter wrote: WS. Haahaa remember that goober. Wonder where he ended up


He ended up at Grammar School where his students nicknamed him the "Nazi Fist".
by Sonikku
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:54 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

On October 3rd, 2012 at 4:41pm Eastern Standard Time...

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SONIKKU GOT BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE!

(Insert Commander Shepard with shaking mountain dew cans here)
by Sonikku
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:50 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Bluecast wrote: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3iaxt7a16g[/youtube]


That video managed to make me think Halo was kick ass for a moment. :shock:
by Sonikku
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:15 pm
 
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Re: Halloween

I wonder what % of the halloween population will be going as Bane. :P
by Sonikku
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:33 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts! v2.0

I still had yet to apply my own personal Pink stamp of approval. :oops:

You're all set now, Kenny!
by Sonikku
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:47 pm
 
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Re: This Gen is in the twilight so it's time to reflect

If Apple made video game consoles, they'd sue the big three for using cables as a delivery system for getting power from the outlet, just like they use. :lol:
by Sonikku
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:56 pm
 
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Re: what can I buy online with 1.69£

Cheap enough to be had for 1.69£?

:lol:
by Sonikku
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:11 pm
 
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Re: PS3 Slim...slim slimest slim jim....

Bluecast wrote: and all 80's fashion....


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by Sonikku
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:41 pm
 
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Re: Small Tidbit Gaming News Thread

Well, dang. Now I want a 3DS. :mad: That combined with the addition of Link to the past 2 makes me almost want to put that in the purchase queue at some point. I hope to have a job with the state in the near future, if all pans out that pink 3ds is MINE.
by Sonikku
Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:44 pm
 
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Re: *Hey My Dojo Family*

Welcome back! And good luck with the family. Martian has the point though, you have to name the one in the oven Ryo. 8)
by Sonikku
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:51 pm
 
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Re: Things that pissed you off

GAH. Just when I thought Naruto was getting tiresome with the slow pace and filler to the point where I could give it up. BAM! They give us a stand alone kakkashi segment "Boys' Life on the Battlefield" part 1 and 2. I'm trying to get out, but they keep pulling be back in. :mad:
by Sonikku
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:43 pm
 
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Re: Things That Made You Laugh Today

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyfyjYWXFs4[/youtube]
by Sonikku
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:44 pm
 
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Re: 2015: Justice League VS Avengers 2

Plus, DC gets a lot of shit for having so many heroes in Gotham. Has anyone ever been able to count the number of Marvel's based in New York?


People have beef with there being a lot of heroes in Gotham? My gosh, if I lived in a shit hole as twisted as that, with all the villains and crazies on every square block just waiting to freeze me into an ice cube or tangle me up in crazy vines with minds of their own (I might like that, actually), you can be sure I'd want to get as many god damned heroes as I could damn well my hands on. :shock:
by Sonikku
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:18 am
 
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Re: Things That Made You Laugh Today

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1mJ9atk3dE[/youtube]
by Sonikku
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:53 pm
 
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Re: Where did Henry Go?


Eh come on, it can't be that difficult. Make sure people follow the rules, which at the 'Dojo I'm guessing simply means; making sure people's little rucks don't turn into all-out forum war (preferably by extinguishing the flames as soon as you notice them start), moving topics posted in the wrong area, merging stuff that doesn't need to be separate, and finally by keeping an eye out for bots and other undesirables which only join up to advertise things.

Amirite?

Becoming mod can carry a brief elation, though it is shortly lived. It can fracture friendships, as well as the way people you never had a problem with personally look at you. There comes a point were the fatigue from having to be "the decider" in matters of unending drama can take their toll. And it's never the black and white situations that are complicated, it's the thousands of shades of gray in between. There will be times when your knee-jerk reaction to snot faced members trying to call you out leaves you wanting to bop them in the nose, but you can't. A mod always has to be above fanning the flames of drama and has to be reserved in their responses. I think being given a mod title can be associated with prestige, or it being an honor in most regulars minds. But at the end of the day, putting out fires and taking flack for doing so can gradually over the years make you a little bitter to the point where there is no such "status" with being a mod any more, it's only worth it if you really love the community and want to help keep it healthy even if people come to resent you for doing so. The effect is subtle over time I suppose, but it is cumulative, like a snow ball effect. Think of it as being Batman, only not as cool. :P
by Sonikku
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:28 am
 
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Re: Where did Henry Go?

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.


:lol:
by Sonikku
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:35 am
 
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Re: Your setup Entertainment center,PC rig

Cool setup Ryudo. How are you liking HD? Have you tried gaming on that laptop yet?




Love the color of your computer chassis, mrslig100. :D What res is that projector?

by Sonikku
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:29 pm
 
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Re: Where did Henry Go?

I once contemplated suicide. Hell, even now life is and always will be tough with exceptionally little in the way of reprieves. But when my world came crashing down all around me and I had no choice but to stop being in denial over feeling like a woman on the inside, that brought me to a dark place I was not prepared to deal with or preserver through one little bit. Even after being in denial, feeling trapped, like in a prison with no hope for parole or escape very nearly pushed me over the edge. A lot of people think taking your own life is cowardly. It practically means nothing to say you're thinking about it. I hear people say things like that all the time. Ironically I never told anyone, until now, and probably came a lot closer than those that did. Personally, I think it takes an awful lot of nerve to suppress that natural instinct of self preservation and go through with finally pulling the trigger than most would imagine. Ultimately though it's because of cases like this, when everyone you touched in your life loses it in their own downward spiral in the face of your demise that I think I could not see it through.
by Sonikku
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:03 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

This is why all the game companies selling their products through this service are practically giving the games away at Valve prices. You can't even play them. :lol:
by Sonikku
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:27 pm
 
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Re: Where did Henry Go?

Heya Henry. I'm so very sorry to hear about the friend. Some may disagree, but I think if your friend worked up the will to take their life, then the emotional turmoil they must have been dealing with must have been absolutely terrible and you should take some small shred of consolation in the fact that they are likely in a better place now. What is important to do now is to not blame yourself. Your friend would not want you slipping down into your own downward spiral. Be strong. Sometimes the people closest to us are taken from us long before their time.
by Sonikku
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:10 pm
 
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