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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Otohiko » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:18 am

meleechampion wrote:(stuff).


Ack, just read that. Sorry to hear there's no definite good news for you, but from what I could understand, I guess that's not necessarily bad news either? Either way, continuing to cross fingers that everything goes well. Don't put off getting more informed about stuff though. More information about this whole thing can't hurt you, especially if you take it in reasonable doses.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby ZephyrStar » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Otohiko wrote:
meleechampion wrote:(stuff).


Ack, just read that. Sorry to hear there's no definite good news for you, but from what I could understand, I guess that's not necessarily bad news either? Either way, continuing to cross fingers that everything goes well. Don't put off getting more informed about stuff though. More information about this whole thing can't hurt you, especially if you take it in reasonable doses.


Ack indeed...I can't blame you man, I would cope the same way. Try and stay positive.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Otohiko » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:51 pm

I love life and the people around me dearly, but lately I feel like it'd be pretty awesome if I got accidentally and fatally run over by a truck. Or a jet engine falling off a badly-maintained aircraft. Or a stampeding llama herd escaped from the local mini-zoo. Or a very large rolling limestone boulder. Or the same laundry van that ran over and ultimately killed Barthes, the great semiotician, who wrote and thought much of subjectivity, meaning, ethics... But a truck seems more likely. That would suddenly make things a lot simpler, and would unambiguously put an end to ethical issues eating away at my mind in a way that's definitely and permanently nobody's fault. Except maybe the truck's, but trucks cannot be expected to behave ethically, equitably and sensibly, so that's okay. Trucks work mechanically and run people over by inertia, which in accidents is usually beyond driver control. You can't just think a truck into stopping. It just transfers energy, whether it's into its brakes, into goods it delivers for the economy, into concrete walls, or into semioticians. A truck has no conscious responsibility to anything, because it's a fucking truck. I never trusted trucks to begin with.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby aesling » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:05 pm

Otohiko wrote:I love life and the people around me dearly, but lately I feel like it'd be pretty awesome if I got accidentally and fatally run over by a truck. Or a jet engine falling off a badly-maintained aircraft. Or a stampeding llama herd escaped from the local mini-zoo. Or a very large rolling limestone boulder. Or the same laundry van that ran over and ultimately killed Barthes, the great semiotician, who wrote and thought much of subjectivity, meaning, ethics... But a truck seems more likely. That would suddenly make things a lot simpler, and would unambiguously put an end to ethical issues eating away at my mind in a way that's definitely and permanently nobody's fault. Except maybe the truck's, but trucks cannot be expected to behave ethically, equitably and sensibly, so that's okay. Trucks work mechanically and run people over by inertia, which in accidents is usually beyond driver control. You can't just think a truck into stopping. It just transfers energy, whether it's into its brakes, into goods it delivers for the economy, into concrete walls, or into semioticians. A truck has no conscious responsibility to anything, because it's a fucking truck. I never trusted trucks to begin with.


Seriously?
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Otohiko » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:10 pm

Seriously :|

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Don't, uh, mis-read that as some kind of threat though... It's really not. It's just an honest expression of how I feel about things, in as direct a manner as I can afford in public, and I don't have any intentions of chasing trucks. That wouldn't be accidental, and I've had enough "fun" chasing buses already.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:14 pm

Man, fuck trucks.

(In no way related to "man fucks truck")
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby pacotacoshell » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:16 pm

I had to clean my house's lining closet and I found peroxide that expired in 1995. LIKE WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK. That thing was probably bought when I was born.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Otohiko » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:24 pm

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand cue the inevitable apology.

While I wrote what I meant above, I'd just like to take a moment to apologize to my friends for once again assuming stuff and being a bit unfair. I'm really sorry. I'll be happy to talk to each and every one of you affected and apologize for my behaviour personally.

I really wish, just sometimes, that I could cut the people around me more slack. I don't deserve some of you guys, but I'm really glad I have you :'D

(and those to whom this post doesn't apply, please disregard)
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Castor Troy » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:10 pm

In my ongoing legal battle for my house, this really big and intimidating guy with some muscles appeared on my doorstep with a court order and wanted to talk to me. He's apparently working for my investor who wants me out.

I told him that I'm not obligated to talk to him without my lawyer, but he kept pressing me and even got up close trying to intimidate me. :shock: :uhoh:

However, I didn't feel scared one bit and he started getting a little tougher asking if he could talk to my roommates, but I told him they're also not under any obligation to talk to him without my lawyer. I looked at him with complete and fearless conviction in my eyes and politely asked him to leave after he gave me the papers. :evil:

He realized he wouldn't get anywhere and just left. I still kept my cool and closed the door. The old me would have either been scared shitless or try to yell obscenities and start a fight.

It's amazing how showing no fear can even make the biggest guys go away. I'm surprised my investor resorted to hiring the big guns to scare me. :roll:

Now that I got the cannon fodder I wanted, I'm going to meet with my lawyer tomorrow to discuss our new battle plan. :bzz: :bzz2:

I'm posting this in the vent thread because I was happily playing Bioshock Infinite and was having an awesome-kickass week until this happened. :nono:
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Otohiko » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:19 pm

and bleh, just when I get over my own 'issues' a bit, crap strikes elsewhere in my life...

Just confirmed that 2 of my grandparents, as well as my grandmother's husband, have all been in hospital this week for various reasons. The former two are mostly okay now (though one just had surgery, and the other has a broken arm and also can't walk well), but the latter has cancer and has been given about a week to live :(
I've never been particularly affectionate with him and vice versa, since well, I was not "his" grandson - but he was still an important part of my life from my earliest childhood and always treated me well. So this still really sucks...

And since everybody's in Russia, there's not much I can do to help right now. Sigh.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:19 am

Yea, that sucks. Considering most of my extended family lives 3000 miles away on the other coast, I can understand how that could make you feel helpless. Must be that much more worse having family in another country and much much farther away.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Kimberly » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:43 am

So my prom is in 2-3 weeks. I wanted a decent dress with a good price, and I found one that I actually like more than expected. I just ordered it maybe half an hour ago, and I went to tell my mom and brother because I was excited. My mom was like, "What are you getting a dress for?" And I told her that it was for a dance, because she wouldn't really know what prom is. She was just saying things in a "motherly" way I guess, like that I have to lose weight for the dress and actually dance and look nice. Blah blah blah lmao. I wasn't offended or anything, because I was in a good mood from ordering the dress (and somewhat nervous too). Then I told my mom that I'm gonna show her the dress, and so I brought her to my computer. I show my mom, and then she just flips out, saying that I already have dresses, that it's too low, that I won't fit it, that there's no point in buying it, asking why I would get a long dress because I'm just gonna drag it around, waste of money, don't know how to spend money, waste money on anything, etc etc. And I'm just thinking, what the fuck? It's not like you're the one fucking paying for it. It's not even that fucking low, ruining my mood and making me feel like crap. And my brother just sits and listens to my mom yelling at me, and doesn't even say anything. It's funny because I'm the one paying for everything and she just says all that shit to me. All of my female friends are talking about how they found the perfect dress, and that they just have to get their parents' approval. I'm just over here like, oh yeah, I'm paying for everything with my own money because my mom would never do that and would rather gamble her money than spend any on me. Oh well. Shit happens.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:46 am

:up:
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby dj_ultima_the_great » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:26 am

I don't know if this belongs in the happy thread or here, but I'm taking a mental health day from work. I got the first official blemish on my record yesterday by way of yelling at a fuckin' lazy co-worker, but it was my yelling and not her idiocy that they cared about, so I got the lecture. They also coached me on some crimes which I did NOT commit, but fighting those won't get rid of the red mark on a whole. I just can't stand that place anymore. I have to get out. As a stopgap, I'm calling in sick tomorrow. Yes, I'm losing money for that day, but it's better than being fired because I flipped shit on someone, probably a member of management this time.

So, hooray for the day off, but boo on how I got to that mindset.

I have started looking online for a new job, and I'm finding it incredibly discouraging. It seems like I'm not qualified for anything. It's all crap retail that can't pay the bills or else specialized work for which I don't have the required experience.

I'm so tired of being unhappy.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Kimberly » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:45 am

The guy I wanted to ask to prom already has a date <_<
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