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Posted 11/10/09 , edited 11/10/09
~INTRO START~

This is a continuation of our previous discussions from another site, which I won't be mentioning obviously. Rules are stated in the group's description, so please follow them. This is also where we give advice and have a little chitchat to pass the time, so please be sensitive to the problems of others.

~INTRO END~

~Ember, The Fire Mage
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Posted 11/11/09 , edited 11/11/09
Holy crap... By the looks of it, it seems like there's a character post limit on this thing. You guys wanna find out?

~Ember, The Fire Mage



Holy crap!! Yay! No character limit!
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*opens the door and looks around new home*
YAY! It looks cozy

Let me try the char. limit:


ahhh freedooom!!!!
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Posted 11/12/09 , edited 11/12/09
Hmmm . . . (sits down, tests cushions for springiness) . . . decent emoticons.
Kind of lame purple colour
Wonder if there's any way to hack better colour . . .
(Edit: Actually, seeing it in the message it's not half bad, much better than the purple in the box I clicked on. I'd still love to get my hands on a nice deep violet)
A few decent options . . . wonder what the "library" thingie does?
[size="5"]No text size option, pity.[/size]
Seems to be a picture linking thing, so miss_yay can illustrate her points, goodgood.

No Character Limit!


Well, reckon I can work with this. Hello all! I am ready to chit the chat and if called upon offer the troubled some worthless platitudes to chew on.
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So anyhow, Aztarte . . .
From what you said in the last coupla responses back at the other place, it seems like teacher and S might have a more fundamental rift going than maybe I thought. It might not be possible for them to be as close as before. S has just kind of . . . become a somewhat different person from what she used to be. Or at least let out a different part of her, or given up on some part of her, gotten sick and tired of maintaining . . . something like that. Can't necessarily expect her to go back. Getting drunk in bars isn't my idea of either (a) a good time, or (b) how to meet worthwhile people, but any time I feel like condemning that kind of thing out of hand I think of a line from Twelfth Night (no really, I know it's bizarre but I do). There's this priggish character giving the roistering ones a hard time and Sir Toby Belch says "Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?"
So, I mean. Maybe S should be doing things differently, but only if it's wrong for her and not actually making her happy, not because some of us aren't wild about drinking in bars. I suppose if she really is falling down on the job, that's not so great.
But at the same time, if S has changed so she's not the kind of person teacher is simpatico with or likes spending time with, it's not teacher's responsibility to pretend otherwise. She can't be someone she isn't, either. But if they're not as close, it would at least be good if there weren't bitterness. That'll probably come with time, but you can help it along maybe, and try not to let a bad atmosphere get set as habit.
And you should definitely spend time with teacher and help her relax. The beach thing sounds good.
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Beach is always good. I dont think you can force change on someone, but rather set a good example and gently guide them. By the way purple are you making plans to go to the 2010 winter olympics?(since it is right in your city and all)
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Ugh. The ticket prices are through the roof and the good stuff (like hockey) probly sold out ages ago and the traffic is going to be horrible. I'm going to be sticking to the suburbs the whole time, trying to lie low until it's all over, and just hope we don't spend too many decades paying the blasted thing off.

I was never a big sports fan anyhow. And the olympics . . . I dunno, lots of the athletes are still nice kids doing their best, but the whole thing turned into a circus over the years. The spirit of amateurism kind of disappeared in all the sponsorships, and NHL players, and developers pocketing wads of money, and doping and . . . it's a festering big business wankfest with jingoism on the side nowadays.
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Posted 11/12/09 , edited 6/29/10
@ Aztarte

Teacher is lucky that she is loved by such a devoted person. And about what S is doing... I don't really know what to say, since I haven't been so troubled in my life that I would mess around in bars and stuff. I'm a good kid. I don't smoke, drink or even go out often. I'm kind of a loner actually... At least in my house and around my "family". When I'm outside, I wanna be with people.

Anyways, I think what you should do is just to be there for the both of them. Don't tell her what to do; adults have a tendency to diss the opinions of those younger than them, even if they say they try to listen to everyone. They'll eventually sort it out on their own, and besides, it's their fight. Let the dead bury their own dead.

@ Miss Yay

You cheeky monkey you! Doing something like that to your beloved... IS TOTALLY FREAKIN' AWESOME LOL! Take that, idiot bastard. Do not underestimate the trickery of ze Yay!

@ Meifang

I have to agree with you on that. It's sad that their aren't more bisexual/lesbian girls out there. And I think you are massively crushing on that girl. You can't truly love someone until you've whole-heartedly accepted them, flaws and all.

@ Everyone

I've found out something... Horrible today. K has a boyfriend. Well, I'm not actually sad about it, but it seems like I don't have a chance right now. *sigh* Allie dislikes me for some reason... She doesn't like to talk to me. Natalie seems all lovey dovey with a boy in our P.E. class, but they don't seem to be a couple... Or maybe they are. I don't really know. I'm not even sure of Robin's sexuality!!

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@Mr. Purple

Yeah I thought so 2 that is why I just listen to what they both had to say and that was it. I'm a bit worried about S but she is an adult and she knows what she is doing, what i want her to know if that if she ever falls (becuz she does not find what she was looking for) she has me to help her stand back up.

As for Teacher, well, she was pretty clear when she told me that she was not going to deal with S new personality, but that when/if S decided to be the person she was and that she wanted to be her friend again, she would have no problem in welcoming her back ... Im just sad that it had to end that way and that they both resent it ended that way (cuz even if Teacher does not say and shows indifference, i know she is a bit sad about it)

By the way I went to visit Teacher yesterday cuz i messed her like crazy, (it was a holyday but her skool had class :\ ) and i saw her correcting a ton of essays and stuff. she looked tired as usual so i told her that one of this days i was going to kidnap her for her own good and her face got this happy look (that will hunt me for ever) and said jokingly, oh yes please do. and then said, call me whenever you want so we can escape. (ugh 2 bad i couldnt take her that day cuz i had sumthing to do :'( )

@miss_yay

=O thats a first, sum1 calling me cute hahaha
I bet you 2 looked adorable 2gether by the way. And as opalopal said, do act on your impulse and kiss her ^_^

@meifang
I not really sure what to say about the new girl... my way of thinking is what is life without risk... but there is a big risk to get to know the person better, for that puppy love to turn into real love and then for it to be unrequited, it can be extremely harmful. in my case taking the risk was easier because i already fell for Teacher and there is nothing else for me to loose. but your case is different. so its your choice whether to act and get to know the person better or decide the risk is to big to take.
About not many ppl in your country being the same: You are right it is a pity, but I think you should not give up. You meet sum1 you fall in love and then hope that love is returned. Its all about chances, luck and destiny, cuz in my opinion if you fall for a girl, it doesnt matter if the whole world is filled with girls that return your feelings, if that girl doesnt, you will have a bad love experience. So have hope that one day you will meet someone you love and tht returns your feelings. i think in the end you will be grateful for the bad experiences cuz it let you to a simply perfect one...
hope it helped

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devoted? really?
S usually takes my advice, but right now i dont feel she wants it, or needs it cuz i dont see her being unhappy. she sort of wants me to give my advice as to what to do with Teacher, but as i said, Teacher was very clear the she was not going to deal with S attitude and S doesnt seem she wants to change. so there is nothing i can do.
And it so sucks that K has a BF, i was really hopping you 2 could get to sumthing :(. but that doesnt mean you should give up right? lol ^_^

Ahhhh is good not to have the char. limit ^_^. lol
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Posted 11/13/09 , edited 11/13/09
Devoted. Really. Was this in doubt?

. . . I see Miss Yay has joined, but she hasn't said anything. She's been kind of quiet lately anyway, seems a little down. Hope she's OK, or bouncing back. I also hope she pushes M down and . . . um, that is, I hope she makes some progress.

As to not many people in meifang's country being gay . . . I doubt it varies that much. Some countries people are just quieter about it.
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Posted 11/13/09
... is it possible to speak here...? *Opal tentatively places a single foot upon the forum...*
... the floor is too hard... and the colour coding? pathetic. Orange? ugh. sorry, i must disagree... not my colour....
and not only that, my hand drawn pictures cannot be uploaded! max is 3mb! my images are... 50 - 100 mb... and the ones that are 3mb have fail quality... and i do so very hate fail quality. and even when i uploaded them they weren't visible!

apart from that, all is good here, i guess... i'll need to check the limit count sometime soon too, i guess.

@purple - that Sir Toby Belch quote... he says it to Malvolio, right? In front of (his beloved) Maria and Sir Andrew Agucheek, yes? or however you spell his particular name, correct?
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Cpt-Opal wrote:
@purple - that Sir Toby Belch quote... he says it to Malvolio, right? In front of (his beloved) Maria and Sir Andrew Agucheek, yes? or however you spell his particular name, correct?


Yup. That's the one. And how Sir Andrew's name would be spelled is anyone's guess, given Elizabethan spelling conventions (or lack of same). We spell "ague" like that now, but Shaksper probably spelled it like ten different ways.

Your images are 100 megs?! I have whole games including art and sound that aren't 100 megs! My anime episodes, 20+ minutes of video, are clocking in at 200-300 megs. So you're looking at an image that takes up as much room as 10 minutes of video. There's gotta be a way to save those puppies so they don't take up that much room. I mean, that's gotta be massive resolution and not even lossless compression.
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Hello guys!
Guess who? It's Ka0ii!
First off, I'd like to apologize a million times for my prolonged absence on MF.
Reasons are as follows...
-Pickle and I are no longer together and the internet was the only way to communicate, as she moved. So I deiced to break off connections and forget about it. My grades went up considerably after leaving the wondrous interweb. But I found I couldn't leave it. Sorry if that makes me sound obsessed or crazed, but I'm just not cut-out for an 100% real-life. A person needs recluse once in a while! Anyways, a quick question...
Why did the first mod on MF who banned my topic tell us to go to the GD, then the second close it for 'chatting', then the third say we have gone to the spam folder because of homosexuals or something...? I was very hurt. Not really. I got 2 messages leading me to the Continuations, then I stumbled by chance, ember_slave's group with this link. It was like fate. xD But the whole mod thing really irked me. I'm willing to let it go since there's nothing I can do, and they are superior. Darn.
So here's a nice little update to add to drama.
Pickle found someone else! Before someone jumps me on complaining, I'm not. The guy lives in her new town, so they can have an actual relationship instead of me and Pickle's long-distance one. I, on the other hand, am sort of heartbroken, but I know I'll get over it eventually. So I'm currently not exactly struggling with a love-life crisis. I'd like to say I'm alone in this, but I'm not, as I've sort of found someone new as well... We met in the beginning of the school year. I feel terrible for coming onto her, as she's clearly not bi/gay, but I couldn't help it. She's sort of tomboyish, with a really deep voice that everyone makes fun of her for, but she's nice. Anyways, I can't help but feel a crushing feeling for liking someone only about 2 weeks after Pickle and I ended it. Maybe it;s for the best. Anyways! (i say anyways a lot...). Are we going to get banned if we go off-topic, if I ask what everyone's been up to lately?
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Hah! Good to see you! (and I may indeed be seeing you--is that a picture of you yourself, there? Feels weird to know what someone I talk to on the internet actually looks like)
Sorry to hear about you and pickle splitting. But, well, stuff happens. It's not unheard of, but pretty dashed rare for someone to stick forever to the person they were with when they were 14, right?
(another thing that feels weird sometimes is realizing you're 14. Normally by default I think of everyone on political or computer-oriented sites as around my age, everyone on manga-oriented sites as around 18 or so. Internalizing that you're about my daughter's age is strange, especially when I consider that you seem to value my advice, which my daughter--actually, she does value my advice except she doesn't normally need it much 'cause that girl, she's got her head on pretty straight. But traditionally she really shouldn't. And I've seen lots of posters that were definitely adults that came across way more like 14 than you do. So it's strange.)

On the subject of "stuff happens"--yeah, I was just slightly miffed at the behaviour of the mods on MF. Lately I've been more frequently noticing closed threads, and quite often it's like with us--rude, high-handed, cryptic, and for questionable reasons. Quite simply, they're lousy moderators. Where I hang out the most, we elect the moderators, and the results are way better. I feel somewhat relieved that we're moving the whole production here, although I expect I'll still spend a fair amount of time wandering around MF because really, that place has all the manga.

This here on Crunchyroll is a "social group" thingie, rather than a thread attached to a manga or something, so I think it includes a license to do random socializing. So, um, let's see--what been up to.

Well, I went to the Granville Island Public Market on the weekend, which is this place with all kinds cool food stalls and other stuff, and got some Cheshire cheese, some Caerphilly, some Wensleydale, and above all some Cotswold. All fine English cheeses, very delicious. Cotswold has bits of green onion in it; I could probably inhale the whole thin wedge I bought at one sitting without noticing. People talk about French cheese and Italian and stuff, but to my mind English cheeses are the best in the world. And I got some pork & bacon pate wot the sign called "Pate des Ardennes", which turns out to be quite tasty, and some Scottish "black pudding" which is basically blood sausage and I always morbidly wondered what it tasted like so I got a little bit. Better than I expected, actually, quite good.
Granville Island is funny because it's not an island, and it's on something called False Creek which of course is not a creek.

My daughter Galadriel is having a pretty good time at school; she couldn't stand her teacher last year, but she likes all her teachers this year and she gets along well with the kids at the new school too. There's two definite and two probable boys that like her, and she doesn't know just what to do about it because they're all nice guys but she isn't into any of them and she'd rather just pal around with them. So it makes her slightly uncomfortable but none of it's like high pressure situations or anything so she's basically handling it fine. I wasn't surprised, really--she's a beauty and she has charisma and a unique style.

Oh, man, I hated the character limit at the other place, I didn't realize until now just how much.
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Oh my goodness, everyone! I made an account like a day ago and I didn't get the verification email until 3:30 AM today so I couldn't post!

Isn't this place wonderful? Now I can make the longest rants ever and not worry about homophobic mods or character limits! And I can post pictures and all sorts of things! I will miss the deranged fox emoticons, though... Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

I haven't gotten the chance to read everybody's posts yet, but in case you're wondering, M and I are kinda going through a bit of a rough time right now because she is overworking herself and she never has any energy, so I've been getting kind of annoyed with her. She wants to do the best in everything she does, but things like math and science are highly competitive and getting 93%+ in classes like that takes a lot of devotion and energy. I try to do my best in those subjects, but in the end I know that I need to put most of my energy into the arts and English because I want to be a Graphic Novelist. That works for me because art is my hobby as well as what I want to do for my career. M wants to be a stem-cell researcher, but her passion is art. I've asked her many times why she doesn't want to pursue art or writing, but she says it's because she'll lose her passion for it if she does it to make money. That does make sense, but at the same time I can't help but feel that she's putting her true passions on the back burner to please those around her. She gets annoyed with me because I keep getting worried about her... She's a vegetarian, and she keeps getting dizzy spells... Plus, she stays up all night working and studying and works at a restaurant on the weekends. I just want to take her hand and go exploring in the forests and never come back to this world of go, go, go... Yeah, so if anyone has been wondering why I haven't had any long-ass M stories lately, that's why. Grade 11 has turned out to be much more hectic than I expected. I don't even get a chance to sit down and eat lunch with M normally anymore. And people ask me why I resent schools and authority figures so much... They cut into my M time!!
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