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legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 12:59 AM, in New to the board? Introduce yourself here! Link
Hi there.

I'm new here, but I'm certain I've run into a few people from place to place.

Don't know if I'll be active here, as I feel myself wondering if forums are even for me, anymore. If you do not know me, I've been using forums since late 2010, and for a while, messed around with my own board (which is now completely defunct, and inaccessible).

Hope we all get along.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 01:02 AM, in Post A Random Fact About Yourself Link
Here's a random fact about myself:

I'm an avid baseball fan, and almost always willing to talk about any aspect of it, whether it is major league baseball, minor league baseball, college baseball, or about history in general. In my spare time, I write for a Red Sox blog named "Over the Monster" under a username that is different from the one I use on forums.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 04:33 AM, in Answer one, Ask one Link
Yeah, had a couple moments like that today that certainly made up for a difficult week (or month, really).

Ever seen the show Survivor? I'm still watching this show like 34 seasons later.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 05:39 PM, in New to the board? Introduce yourself here! Link
Originally posted by Xeoman
Welcome legacym3! How did you find us?


Elara, a friend of mine from a mutual board invited me.

While I told her I was most likely done with boards, I figured I'd pop by. I knew of this board's existence for a while, as it wasn't a well-kept secret, but I was lazy and decided against a fourth active forum (at the time I was also trying to help run a forum with a friend of mine).
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 08:23 PM, in Is your weather drunk? Link
My post got eaten, so let's try this again. Guess I'll just need to make a note to copy and paste my posts from now on.

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I think I know the day you were talking about, actually. I live in Southern California, but I was raised in Pennsylvania, and raised in New England, where it's super humid all the time. I'm actually acclimated for it, and that day was miserable.

I love the weather out here, because it's always dry.

But when you get those super humid days, it's just the worst thing, especially factoring in the heat.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 09:26 PM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
It's tricky for me, because it depends on what we constitute as active participation in a community.

The first forum I technically registered on was Gaia Online back in 2007, around the age of 14/15. I didn't use the forums there, but they existed.

I didn't get into forums until late 2010, when I was first in college. The first forum I had actual active participation in was Vizzed, where I've certainly led an interesting internet life.

I've been every power level there except admin and owner. From there, I've been on other boards including Jul (where I am banned for some sort of drama that I never really got much of a chance to defend myself from, but left quietly), and even co-owned a board (Inane Cult Gamer, which is no longer accessible anywhere, I think).

It's been a roller coaster, for sure.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 09:54 PM, in The Last Link
What was the last...

...thing you ate?
- Lays Wavy Hickory BBQ Chips

...person you talked to on the phone?
- The DMV.

...person you e-mailed/private messaged?
- Some dude on my Discord server, who idolizes me and thinks of me as his brother.

...person you hugged?
- My friend Connor.

...person you kissed?
- Girlfriend.

...time you laughed?
- I actually don't know. I laugh a lot but I can't recall a specific moment.

...time you cried?
- Like ten years ago or something. I don't cry.

...movie you watched?
- War of the Planet of the Apes. It was ok.

...TV show you watched?
- Quantico or Survivor. It's been a while.

...DVD you watched?
- Beavis and Butthead.

...video tape you watched?
- Uh, Rugrats in Paris when I was like 10?

...song you listened to?
- "The Violence" - Rise Against. Love that band.

...book you finished?
- "Papi", an autobiography about David Ortiz.

...heart-to-heart you had with someone?
- One of my friends who is suicidal.

...person you met?
- His name escapes me, but he's one of my buddy Bryce's friends, we met on the 4th of July while we got drunk.

...person who died in your life?
- Depends how you define "in your life", I guess. Probably my dad, who died like 2 or 3 years ago. I can't say we were close or that he was a big part of my life, but it kind of hurt a bit, at least.

...new food you tried?
- A type of fish, I normally don't try new foods.

...new thing you tried (event, action)?
- I mean, I folded laundry for once? Usually I just throw it in the corner.

...time you went around the house in just your underwear?
- Right now? I don't get this question. Doesn't everyone just wander their house in their underwear when company isn't over?

...time you weren't fully sober?
- July 4th.

...you "geeked" out?
- I'm always geeked out on something or other. Like right now I'm having a thrilling discussion about David Price of the Red Sox.

...thing you read in the bathroom?
- Something on TV Tropes on my phone.

...bargain you made?
- I mean, I got some nice hats off Amazon Prime?

...thing you planned?
- I'm going to Red Sox/Angels for all three games this upcoming weekend.

...award you won?
- "Best Posts" for the third or fourth year in a row on Vizzed, I guess.

...piece of toast you had?
- I cannot recall the last time I had any breakfast item.

...present you gave?
- I got some post cards for people when I was briefly in San Francisco on a layover.

...porno you saw?
- I can't say I've ever watched porn.

...song you sang in the shower?
- I cannot recall the last time I sang in the shower. Probably before I started dating.

...song you had stuck in your head?
- "Forced to Sleep" by Direct Hit!

...thing you marked on your calendar?
- I don't have a calendar?

...errand you ran?
- I made an appointment at the DMV and did grocery shopping.

...drink you had?
- Mountain Dew or Sparkling Water.

...cool thing you found?
- I got this kind of awesome kind of ugly statue with my Morrowind Collector's Edition.

...time you brushed your hair?
- Like 5 years ago, the last time I had long hair. Normally I just wet it and let it fall where it may, or use styling clay to get it to go where I want.

...person you talked to over AIM, YIM, etc?
- Somebody like ten years ago. If we count facebook, then my best friend of 18 years.

...thing you bought?
- A hat.

...game you played?
- Final Fantasy XII - The Zodiac Age.

...new place you visited?
- San Francisco, briefly.

...thing you celebrated?
- My girlfriend's graduation from college.

...dream you had?
- I'm going to choose to pass on this one, as I do not wish to lie, nor do I wish to share this one.

...thing you dressed up for?
- Probably work.

...website you visited outside of the board?
- Youtube.

...thing you really wanted, but couldn't get?
- Healthcare.

...movie you watched that you thought was underrated?
- I can't recall. Usually I don't listen to critics or other people's opinions on movies and form my own. So either a movie is good or bad. Can't think of something as over or under rated.

...stage (concert, play, etc) show you saw?
- None. I've acted in one when I was younger, but never gone to one myself.

...time you visited family?
- Mid-June. Went back east to see family.

...exercise you did?
- I do Muay Thai and Jiujitsu like three times a week, so probably that last week.

...vacation you took?
- Mid-June to see family.

...text message you sent?
- "I got here earlier than expected"

...picture you set as your phone's wallpaper?
- A picture of the Persona 5 protagonist holding up a sign that says "Let us start the game"
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

Since last post: 4 days
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Posted on 07-16-17 09:59 PM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
Yeah, it's one thing I really feel kind of sad about, because I got into the board scene really late in the game.

I like forums and boards a lot more than the current trend towards social media like commenting. It feels a lot more direct, and personal, and lends itself better to a long running dialogue between groups of people with like-minded interests.

I had a few good years of experiencing that, but again, since I got into it so late, it feels as if I may have just been born at the wrong time.

Vizzed is an interesting place, but it has also dipped severely in activity over the past couple years. Was super active for a good many years, which made me think that boards could last even in this new "era" of sorts, but with diving activity, I'm not so sure that's still the case.

Would really like to be proved wrong on that one.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-16-17 10:08 PM, in Currently playing? Link
I'm playing Final Fantasy XII - The Zodiac Age right now, and it's even better than I remembered.

Could be the improvements made, but I have a deeper appreciation for the game now than when it first came out.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 12:26 AM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
Originally posted by Xeoman
We're still around and not really going anywhere. XG could use some new blood though, like you! Hehe. A lot of people have moved on and whatnot, which is fine. But yeah I'd love to see some more regulars around here again.

I even saw Vizzed in a Kotaku article a few months ago... because they had to remove roms or something I think.


I don't remember if they were in a Kotaku article or not, but Vizzed did have to remove a ton of games because of a Nintendo DMCA.

I don't know where the original thread outlining it was, but essentially Nintendo forced Vizzed to remove basically every game anyone would ever want to play there, Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, etc.

He may have moved the thread out of the Elite forums, but the first DMCA had a list of literally thousands of urls and games, and more than a few users have pinpointed and put the blame on a singular user (who is still, somehow, allowed on the site anyway but whatever). The second one dealt with a workaround that was found, that allowed users to play the removed games anyway.

It was an ugly mess, and I'm not even all that sad about it. David was playing with fire for years with Vizzed, and now that the flame finally bit him, it's been an odd year and a half or so of things.

The lower activity can be blamed on Nintendo, but there are a lot of factors. The community just continues to degrade, and it's no longer an enjoyable place to be. More than a few regular users have quit out of disgust, but they'll probably be back.

Vizzed is a black hole.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 12:30 AM, in Currently playing? Link
Having played with the fast forward feature, it's an absolute godsend. The biggest fault I ever had with XII was how grindy it was and how large the maps were. I often just ate teleport stones to get from place to place, because of how ridiculously large some of the maps were.

I've made it about as far in 5 hours as I would in 10 hours without the fast forward feature. It is so easy to trigger too, don't need to pause or anything. Just push the L1 button and you can go from normal to 2x or 4x and back again.

The graphics are obviously remastered and not remade, and it shows, to be honest. It's definitely a dated game, but it's still very fun to play through.

It's not as good as other games in the series, still, but I enjoy it a lot more than I enjoy other games I've played recently (still need to get the taste out of my mouth with Mass Effect Andromeda mostly).
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 01:05 AM, in Your internet birthplace? Link
Yeah, Cyro Xero is still around over there, but I wouldn't call him active over there either. Just sticks out more since his username is so bright, and he's easier to see

When it comes to staying loyal to one place, I guess we're all guilty of it to some degree. Like, obviously I don't have 25,000 posts at more than one forum. It's rather difficult to do it in one place, let alone several haha.

I think a lot of what drives this perceived loyalty, ends up just being perceived activity. Despite low activity for Vizzed, for example, it's still more active than most Acmlm Boards. I don't know if I've seen one that is as active as that one is, although 99% of what is said is total junk, and not worth saying in the first place.

But when you have a site that panders to teenagers, I'm not sure what one expects. I don't know, that whole side of things is worlds behind me at this stage. I haven't been "active" anywhere for a long time.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 01:13 AM, in Currently playing? Link
The problem with Andromeda is it just felt so rushed. Like the game itself is fun, but it's a very icon janitor type of game that doesn't have a lot of substance, and none of what you do feels like it really matters.

I made a video recently that you can see here, that kind of encapsulates how I feel about the game. You'll get close to doing something then it pushes it out of reach and tells you to do something else. It's a busy work game. I liked the original trilogy, but I'm hoping that a potential sequel takes hints from the originals, because Andromeda is a very flawed game. Fun when it wants to be, but far too little worth actually doing.

I know the area you are talking about in the game. When I originally played, I grinded there for hours because I was trying to get to a point where I could beat the "first" wall in the tomb (the one that is designed to be very difficult to beat, and the one you are supposed to learn that you should run from until a later point). It got very boring because you can only take out the same enemy so many times before you just want to do something else.

The gambit system and license board were perfect for the game, and I was shocked to see them removed as well. With 15, it was a beautiful open world, for sure, but it didn't feel like the type of game that I had begun to expect after 10 and 12, two games that allowed you more freedom to play how you wanted. The less said about 13 the better. I prefer the sequels to it more than the actual origin of the game.

FF 10 was a beauty of a game, and the one I played first in the series. If my first game was 13, or 15, I'm not sure I'd want to play the previous games. Now I've played all of the games, but I find myself enjoying 6, 8, 10, and 12 the most. It's an unpopular opinion, but I actually really liked 8, and thought that it was a game I would prefer to see remade over 7 (I'll be playing the 7 remake, but still).

Final Fantasy is such a big cornerstone of my love for JRPGs, so I definitely agree that I could talk about it forever lol.
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 07:51 PM, in Currently playing? Link
Yikes you weren't kidding haha.

I feel the same about a lot of the games you mentioned, and some of them I am shocked we agree on, because they are not popular opinions with my other friends at all.

FFXV - With XV, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I waited for so long for this game to come out (with the whole saga of "it's FFXIII Vs." and what not), and my hype for a Final Fantasy game has never been higher (though it's worth mentioning that FFX came out when I was about 9, so only a few games have come out since I became a JRPG gamer). But when I got to it, I had already played every game in the series. So when I finished XV I just felt... empty? It didn't really feel as satisfying as it could have been. Some story moments tugged at me, and in a respect, I think the story was both its biggest strength and its biggest downfall. I can excuse the lack of depth, because it's a trend in JRPGs today. It's very rare nowadays when a JRPG comes out and it has tons of customization options. It's a sad truth of the industry. But on the story, I was so into it, until about a third of the way through, then it got kind of crappy, then it got really weird (and I was sort of back into it) and then the ending came and I felt a mix of "I wish the story were longer" and "I wish the game were shorter", if that makes sense. It just felt like a mix of two awful things and it didn't make a great thing. Chapter 13 (because I played pre-patch), was the absolute worst thing I've ever done in a video game, and it still doesn't make sense, I still have no idea what they were going for. The game itself looks nice, and there are some good moments if you actually like the characters (I did, but I can understand why someone wouldn't, if they aren't into "bro-down" type characters). I feel as if the anime and the Kingsglaive movie are required watching to get a lot out of the game, and I feel as if that's a huge mistake. Those moments should have been condensed into the game better, but they kind of missed the mark. I still enjoyed it, of course, but this game was merely ok, when it could have been great. They certainly spent enough time on it that it should have been.

FFXI and XIV - MMO. I do not like MMOs. The only one I currently play (or have played for longer than 10 minutes in the past 10 years) is Elder Scrolls Online, and I only bought in because they brought Morrowind to the current generation of consoles. Once I finish exploring Morrowind, I'm not sure I'll continue playing.

FFXIII - I feel kind of the inverse about this game as opposed to XV. I feel both make fatal mistakes, but each one makes DIFFERENT fatal mistakes. If you were to take the good of XIII and combine it with the good of XV, you probably have an incredible game, one that everyone, universally, could like. The game is a giant hallway simulator until a late point in the game, a point most of my friends never got to. The characters are hit or miss (most of them hit with me, especially Snow and Vanille), but they tend to be too stereotypical at times, and the evolution they see feels kind of forced. All that said, I like the general outline of this game. If this game were made into a trilogy movie series, I'd watch it, because I enjoy the story it has to tell, even if it isn't the strongest story. My biggest gripe is the whole hallway simulator thing, because I like games where I'm allowed to explore.

FFXIII-2 - I'm glad you like this game, because if I counted it as a "main numerical" game, it would rank within my top 5 somewhere. Everything from the top-down about this game resonated with me, and I love the story it had to tell. The time travel and all of that takes time to get used to, but once you do, you are in for a trip. I really like seeing the effects of what one does, and how it effects the world. But I also love the multiple endings, which can range from flat out ridiculous, to insanely depressing. The actual ending you get for beating the game was really well told, even though it made me sad. It didn't smack you in the face, but left a lot of little hints, some more obvious than others, and then if you weren't expecting it, wham. I just enjoyed this game a ton. I got the platinum trophy for this game.

Lightning Returns - Much like you, I didn't actually finish it. I got about 15 hours in before I just got frustrated with the mechanic. I might go back to it later, because there is a lot to do in the game, but it's a little confusing and I don't recommend it for players who want to do everything, like me. Fun story when it wanted to be, and while I didn't care for Hope, I could at least tolerate Lightning sometimes.

XII - We've said all there is to be said. It's excellent.

X - Pretty much likewise. X was my first FF game, and it holds a special place in my heart as a result, but objectively, I believe it to just be a good game, which is why it's stayed there all these years. The remaster which added in the International stuff made it even better.

IX - I'm glad I finally found someone who identifies a bit more with my perception of the game. Almost everyone I know hails it as the best Final Fantasy. I've beat it, I've seen most of what the game has to offer, and while I love the characters, I just found the game, in general, to be lacking. It's not a game I'll likely be replaying any time soon (unless they do an HD remake, since I'm a sucker for HD remakes), but it was alright. I don't find myself thinking as fondly of it as I do other games in the series.

VIII - This one is my dark horse favorite. It might not be the best game in the series (I think it has to be between VI and X for me), but it's one I am particularly fond of. I was always afraid to play it because everyone craps on it, including a lot of my favorite youtubers, but eventually my desire to play every game over-rid that fear. And I liked it a lot. It had a ton of content, and the GF system, while confusing at first, made a lot of sense to me once I started fiddling with it. Love the world, the story, the characters, pretty much everything about it. You can go to some dark places with the final portion of the game if your imagination wills it. This is a game I really want to see remade, because I think you can make the systems more accessible, and easier to understand.

VII - This one I have to disagree on though, I never really connected with this game a lot. Maybe in part it's because it was so dated by the time I got to it (I didn't play it until around 2010 or so), but that's also part of why I'm excited for the remake, since it might give me a better answer as to why I didn't like it when I first played it. The battle system was good, but I found a lot of the characters kind of mediocre, with their stories being incredibly bare (I felt like I knew 6 and 8's characters better, despite 7 having the multimedia entries including movies and pre-quels). I've only played through it once, and until the remake, I don't think I'll be going back to it. This low key might be one of my least favorite games in the series (only 1-3 are definitely below it for me, but that is not entirely fair to the games that were made so early on). It was great for what it was, the first 3D Final Fantasy game, but it definitely shows its age. I'm really hoping the remake is excellent, because then I'll know my dislike of it is entirely because it is so dated.

VI - This is probably about as close to perfection as a pre-PS3 Final Fantasy could really get. I love just about every aspect of it. This is another game I'd love to see remade and brought to more modern gamers, because it's the type of game that showcases just what Final Fantasy can be. Plus, I liked the ability to play a game that wasn't busy looking. I like beautiful games of course, but something simple looking is obviously nice too.

I-V - I played all of these so long ago, that I barely remember them anymore. After 10, I played them from the beginning in Chronological order. So 1, 2, 3, etc etc etc. I remember bits and pieces, like I liked the one with Bartz in it. Worth noting I played each game on its original hardware. I wanted to play the games as they were originally made.

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Speaking of remakes though, one game I'm really excited for, now that I remember it, is .hack//G.U. Last Recode. I only got to play the first game in that trilogy as a kid and now I can finish it!
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 08:07 PM, in Official Photo Album Thread Link
Eh, I trust you all enough that I think you can be allowed to see my face (not a secret anyways)



Only one that's relatively recent that isn't a group shot, or me without my shirt on (long story short, I seem to take a lot of those shots at jiu-jitsu, maybe it's the whole feeling good nonsense)
legacyme3

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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-17-17 10:05 PM, in Currently playing? Link
If I ever played Lost Odyssey, I've all but forgotten it, sad to say, because I can't recall it off the top of my head. I never played a ton of the PSX originals growing up, since I didn't ever get one. It was only after I grew up that I was able to invest in other consoles.

Growing up, I played the Genesis (I beat my first game, Sonic the Hedgehog, at 2 or 3 years old. Sad to say that's about as good as I got at gaming), the N64, The Gamecube, PS2, original XBox, and PS3. I got a PS4 and Switch in my adult life, and have invested into older consoles to play very specific games without dabbling too heavily into emulation, a practice which I have pretty much stopped entirely in the past few years.
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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-18-17 01:18 AM, in Layout Thread Link
It's been a long time since I've made a layout.

I use this on a couple other sites, but those sites are also put together with duct tape, so I'm amazed the layout holds up at all.

I'm probably missing a tag somewhere though.

EDIT - Yeah, it's very basic, but I've tried toning down my layouts over the years. But it's mine. I've had layouts like this and this made for me by others.

EDIT 2 - I seemingly have forgotten how to change the color of links, so that sucks.


(Last edited by legacyme3 on 07-18-17 01:37 AM)
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Since: 07-16-17
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Posted on 07-18-17 09:24 PM, in Layout Thread Link
I've just deleted it for now.

I haven't done this in so long, and even the simple stuff is tiresome these days. It most definitely is not like riding a bike.
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Since: 07-16-17
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Posted on 07-20-17 04:15 PM, in Chester Bennington has taken his own life. Link
Yep. Everything is awful.
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Since: 07-16-17
From: Somewhere in Time

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Posted on 07-22-17 04:19 PM, in Answer one, Ask one Link
Originally posted by Xeoman


Have you ever regretted adding a mutual person on FB that you kind of wish wouldn't post on your wall or talk to you, since you were never really good friends in the first place? Awkward...


Wonder what the story behind that is... but no, not personally. I usually only add people on Facebook if I want them to see what's going on in my life, and if I likewise care about what's going on in theirs. I have three social medias. Facebook is for friends, Twitter is for me to creep on my favorite athletes, and get quick news in baseball, and Instagram is for everybody else, since I barely use it.

I think Facebook has privacy settings. Just set the person to acquaintance and anything you don't want that person to speak on, just set the privacy to said level. I don't know. Sounds annoying though.

Originally posted by "Rogue"


Do you have a favorite Shakespeare play?


I can't really say that I do. I like theater here and there, and I've acted in a play, but I can't say I'm really all that into Shakespeare. If I had to choose one, I guess I'd choose Macbeth, but that's if I had to choose one.

Now for my question... ever have an ex who texted you out of nowhere, just to say that they believe your life is more fulfilling than theirs? Happened to me and it was just really odd.
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