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    posted a message on Political Compass
    I went out of my way to do it myself, just to show it here.

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    posted a message on Another "How to ask her out" thread
    This is practically a typical situation when dealing with relationships. Honestly I think you should just honor the friendship and stick to it.

    Problem probably lies in the chemistry. I remember liking a girl before my current relationship, and she'd be kind of a flirt, but I'd always go out of my way to be there for her. I did a lot of things I had never done before then. For instance, I bought her a present for her birthday, would stay extra hours after school to just be with her, but slowly I noticed she just wasn't interested, and I felt more like I was being used. In this case I just moved on, we didn't really stay friends, but I found a girl I could call my own not too long after. With my current relationship we just instantly hit it off, and I think that's what you should be looking for. Someone that from the moment you met you couldn't take your eyes off of. She was also very giddy, and nervous around me, so it was quite obvious she had liked me. Only had to think of how to ask her out, and we've been dating since.

    That's why I think you should just stay in the "friend zone" with this one. If she turned you down once, it's very difficult to come back from that. To try again would just hurt their patience further, and possibly lose a great friendship. I've made many friends since beginning college, oddly enough I'm also a nursing student, so I mostly make female friends. This has been a common thing throughout my life, I just get along better with girls, so I tend to hear their stories, and reactions to being asked out. Quite commonly I've heard of friendships ending from this very same problem.

    Though risk is also a factor when asking someone out, I don't think you should risk it in this case. You'd probably feel more hurt than before, and she'd probably not want to hang out anymore.
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    posted a message on So guys, what are your opinions on guns?
    Quote from whitey211

    Assault weapons are rarely used in crime, and that's including the misnomer of semi-automatics as assault weapons. It IS a freedom to own a gun, just like it's a freedom to be able to speak your mind, worship whatever god you want (or not to) etc. All things protected by this constitution written hundreds of years ago.

    People who are "suspiciously proficient" shouldn't be allowed to own guns!? This is probably the dumbest thing I have heard in this argument. So what you are saying is that only people who don't know how to properly use their guns should be allowed to have them? Great idea. While we're at it, only people who fail their drivers test should be allowed to drive cars. Can you point to any crime where, say, an upper level IPSC shooter (some of the best shooters in the world, many of them help train the upper crust of the military) fought it out with cops or went on a shooting spree? How many criminals do you think are good shots? I doubt most of them can even hold their illegally gotten guns properly, have any idea what a speed reload is, proper trigger squeeze etc. etc. I'm just blown away by this idea...only bad shots should be allowed to have guns...wow...just wow.


    I realize it is a freedom to own a gun, but what I had meant was that this was based off of times when not owning a gun was ridiculous. I realize assault weapons are rarely used in crimes, but why sell them? Why do you have to own an assault weapon to begin with? To show off? There is no NEED for an assault weapon, specifically because it is the caliber which causes the damage, its power remains the same whether used with a semi-automatic weapon or a non-semi-automatic weapon.

    When I said suspiciously proficient I didn't just say, allow every idiot to own a gun. I never said remove the safety course you have to go through, I never said allow people who have never held a gun before to instantly be licensed, no I didn't say any of that. I said if the person when going through the safety course/training seems to be out of the ordinary they should be thoroughly screened, even after the background check. You're just slurring my words there. I even said I'm not against owning a gun, but I am for a more strict regulation. When going to take your licensing test, there are steps to everything, I just gave thought that if people seem too involved, or just plain suspicious, just as police officers have that ability to search your car if they have reasonable suspicion that you may have something illegal/dangerous, they should be allowed to produce a longer screening process, weeding out more criminals. Then once cleared you'll get your license, currently the wait time for the background check is barely a week, I don't believe that is long enough to search databases nationwide to figure out if "so and so" is a criminal, or has criminal intent. I would even go so far as having to go through psychological examinations as to wether you are mentally stable enough to be able to own a weapon.
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    posted a message on Favorite Stand-up comedians?
    Kevin Hart
    Steve Harvey
    Katt Williams
    Daniel Tosh
    Dane Cook
    Jeff Dunham
    Chris Rock
    Dave Chappelle
    Jim Gaffigan
    Demetri Martin
    Ellen DeGeneres
    Jon Stewart (Although not necessarily stand-up)
    Stephen Colbert (Same boat as Jon Stewart)
    Ricky Gervais
    Lewis Black
    George Carlin
    Gabriel Iglesias

    Can't really think of more at the moment. Though a nice long list either way.
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    posted a message on What's the minecraft players' average age?
    I'm 20, I know a lot of older Minecraft players too. It just depends. When I erected a server I had many applicants, but I found most of them to be quite older than I had expected. This was probably because I wrote a lot, and wrote well. Though I have met a variety of people, and I'm quite pleased by the overall maturity factor of Minecraft players, there are obvious exceptions, but they are few and far between enough to not be noticed.
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    posted a message on Disorders/Syndromes/Defects/Deficiencies
    As far as I know I'm fairly healthy. I exercise occasionally, I'm being very lenient with the word occasionally in this case. Though in my family Cancer, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Allergies tend to be the biggest problems.

    Come to think of it recently I've begun taking Zyrtec/Claritin because I have shown signs of an allergic reaction to spring, so I may have just had my first ever Hay Fever, or any other allergy-related symptom. Though not truly significant, occasional itchy eyes, sneezing, and nostrils being congested. Feels like a cold, without the pressure, and coughing.
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    posted a message on So guys, what are your opinions on guns?
    Don't go bashing me since I'm telling you I haven't read a post besides the original.

    I'm just responding to it, and this is my opinion.

    I believe any assault type weapon should be illegal to own, carry, buy, or even displayed in stores. These as the name states, are meant for combat, that is their main purpose, why is it legal in the first place? I don't know, people think it is a freedom to own a gun, no, this is based on a constitution written hundreds of years ago, we don't live in the past last time I checked. Guns in general, meaning non-assault weapons, should be regulated heavily. People who appear to be instable, or suspiciously proficient at using these weapons shouldn't be allowed to own them either.

    I don't hate guns, but I don't think it should be a norm. A gun is only necessary under VERY strict circumstances. That's my take.
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    posted a message on I quit.
    It could just be me. I've had quite a couple computers load up IPB forums and they tend to load slightly longer. I'm talking about like 1-2 seconds longer, not noticeable unless you truly look for it. Though it doesn't bother me, I prefer a more organized, "pretty" forum over an outdated one any day.
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    posted a message on Portal 2:Good, Bad, or ugly?[POLL]
    I disagree gabelam, less than 8 hours of gameplay is a very rough estimate depending on your ability at logically mapping out the puzzles provided within Portal 2. I had easy times with Portal 2 as I felt it was made more mainstream from its predecessor, but it is definitely worth $60.

    You're not considering the multiplayer aspect of the game, which in my opinion is much more entertaining. Playing with a friend Portal is absolutely hilarious. Especially if you know more than them Portal-wise. Sometimes you get a veteran Portal player to play with you and you breeze through courses, other times you get the clunky player who can barely pick up a cube. It's interesting and entertaining.

    In the MP aspect of Portal 2 they have a valve shop, similar to TF2's where you can buy gear, silly hats, emotes, skins for your bots, it adds a bit of fun into the game as well, sometimes you'll get some interesting looking bots popping into the game with you and you just end up laughing, along with the emotes. It's worth mentioning that they plan on making DLC for Portal 2, I believe the first few will enhance multiplayer gameplay, but I'm not too sure either. Anyways, I definitely condone buying this game. It is worth the money you put into it.
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    posted a message on I quit.
    I don't think everyone understands the reasoning behind the forums being linked with Curse. Might want to realize that forums cost quite a bit, and when your given the ability to lessen that cost, you take it, I don't care who you are, a chance like that isn't given up by anyone.

    That is what happened, aside from that I disagree with you. The forums look better, the pages may load slightly slower, but things are easier to point out. Important topics actually look important, as they are clearly "Pinned" now as opposed to it just looking like a topic has been on the top of the first page for 3 months. I know many who dislike IPB, but personally I've always liked it. Kudos to whoever made the skin, it's amazing. I would not like to go back to the original forums, they felt outdated, and reminded me of an IIRC channel rather than a forum.
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    posted a message on MMO's
    As the title says, let's bring up some good MMO's and please don't just bring up one, also don't just say "This MMO is the best, period." No I'm expecting some background, some information, hell why you like it over other similar MMO's.

    I basically wanted to start a thread about this because I've been hopping around MMO's lately, not being able to play much means I am very limited in the time I spend in-game, so I try to play the ones, which I feel, satisfy me the most. For instance, games like WoW satisfied me, and has satisfied me for only months at a time, I've probably spent a max of 1-3 months in one year, I tend to go back whenever new updates come around.

    Anyways, I also wanted to get away from the Terraria spam in the "Other Games" section, mostly because it feels like all those threads speak the same idea, and should probably be merged into one big thread, or directed towards their own forums. Though my opinion alone.

    Here are some MMO's I've played, thought of playing, or want to play:

    Spiral Knights - Developed by 3 Rings and Sega, fun little game, reminds me of a Kingdom Hearts art style, but the gameplay is very different. It's like an old school hack -n- slash, but without leveling, instead incorporating armor/weapons that have levels. You are basically rated by the items you equip. It's fun, but a recent update took away a lot of its economy, and the reasons why I played, which is the player base, which was completely friendly, and helpful, now they are downright enraged.

    WoW - As I said I've come back to this bear of a MMO constantly. It's definitely the most developed MMO I've played, and most fun. Though sometimes I just leave because I start to have to grind too much, or quests start to get repetitive, simple things that just divert my attention from playing this game. I think its biggest downfall yet is the growing harassment and immaturity in its players, it used to be easy finding a good guild, friends, leveling together, now you just get cocky teens who think they own the world because this is their 14th character on the server. Anyways just my two cents.

    Aion - I've been interested in this game for a while now, and have seen so many different reviews that I can't make my mind about playing it. Some say its horrible, some say its amazing. I can't decide, but I truly might check it out because I feel that my curiosity is just too much at this point. It seems like a fun MMO, but it could just be an attempted "WoW killer" like so many before it.

    Rift - It was fun, and don't get me wrong I think it's headed in the right direction, but it feels like an older version of WoW. Basically what I hated most of WoW, grinding a lot, quests which only involve collecting, killing, or searching for items, and PvP. I loved Cataclysm because of the revamped 1-60 quests, you can probably tell because before when I first played WoW I had only gotten to 23 as my highest character level (This is around Burning Crusade), now I've gotten a 66 easily, and many other 50's, just can't get past that 70 mark because, again the quests feel repetitive, I wish all quests tied in some story, or fun elements. This is why I feel Rift didn't do it for me. I got to 20, and then just quit, I realize 50 was the max level, but I didn't see a point in continuing on with quests that lacked any entertainment to me. Again this is just me, your opinion could be different from mine.

    Guild Wars 1 or 2 - Haven't played 1, wouldn't know how fun it is, but since I found out it isn't open world, I basically avoided it. I could actually end up loving it, might try Guild Wars 2 when it comes out though, we will see.

    These are just a few of many I've played, but just wanted to start things off. I'm taking any suggestions to play a game, heck I'm truly just a gamer so as long as its fun for more than 10 minutes I'll give it a try. Put up your MMO's, experiences with them, suggestions towards other MMO's, and hopes for future MMO's here. If a thread similar to this one has already been posted on this forum, sorry, just didn't find anything like it when searching.
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    posted a message on If you could patch 1 new item into minecraft tomorrow ...
    That's just one type of furnace, many exist, and there is no way of telling which one is depicted in Minecraft. Apart from furnaces possibly overcooking just about anything put into them, I was being sarcastic.

    I'd truly like to see more ores, I loved the game when I first played it for the large amounts of combinations to create certain building materials. As I learned, and played, I found these combinations to be lacking quite the "large" amount I had originally thought they contained. Adding new ores, materials, or just expanding combinations would, I believe, greatly increase replayability.
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    posted a message on A Suicide/Respawn button?
    There will always be a way to die in Minecraft. It is the fundamental law that before you learn to make epic, super pro creations, you must die a couple times... or mod Minecraft and never have to worry about a thing. A button just takes the fun out of the creativity.
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    posted a message on If you could patch 1 new item into minecraft tomorrow ...
    Quote from Andersmith »
    Quote from Hydriver »
    I would like a spoon, fork, knife, utensils basically. How are we eating all these products without utensils?! Minecraft? Sounds more like Cavecraft.

    we cook our meat in a furnace...


    Your point?
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    posted a message on If you could patch 1 new item into minecraft tomorrow ...
    I would like a spoon, fork, knife, utensils basically. How are we eating all these products without utensils?! Minecraft? Sounds more like Cavecraft.
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