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February 23, 2017

It's my birthday today.

I'm now 29.


February 21, 2017


I wonder if anyone will remember it's my birthday in two days.

February 21, 2017


What would you do, if your cat kindly slithered up to your face, lovingly booped you on the nose and then whispered in your ear...



February 15, 2017

So my great dane puppy was supposed to go into the vet today to get spayed

But, she hasn't really eaten in 2 days and basically vomits up anything she does eat.

She still drinks water and her stool is basically water. She also urinates.

Since she was going to the vet regardless today, she'll have something done but, I'm so nervous! Is she going to be okay? Is this going to be cause for something expensive?

Any wisdom?

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day moment between Cagney (cat) and Minnie (dog)

Minnie is a 6 month old Great Dane while Cagney is a year old Norwegian Forest Cat.

Here they are having a moment.... OF LOVE.


Happy Valentine's Day DU!

February 14, 2017

Democrats that are gamers and Democrats that know gamers, UPDATE, THEY'VE APPROACHED 5MILLION!!!

Humble Bundle said they were raising these funds to oppose Trump's dumbass immigration ban, they matched up to $300,000 in donations but I just looked tonight and saw they have raised $4,988,538 at the very moment that I'm writing this!

Holy shit! I think this is a new record for them! I'm so proud of people and gaming culture in general for making this excel so well! And this ends in THREE DAYS. They aren't even done!!!

Original post below.


Hello and thank you for entering this thread!

Some of you may or may not know of an awesome website known as HumbleBundle.com

To those who don't know, here's wikipedia's explanation:
Humble Bundle, Inc. is a digital storefront for video games, which grew out of its original offering of Humble Bundles, collections of games sold at a price determined by the purchaser and with a portion of the price going towards charity and the rest split between the game developers.


Today, and for the next 6 days, HumbleBundle has created an incredible fixed price bundle at $30 (or pay more if you want!) and it is called The Humble Freedom Bundle.

Normally, the proceeds are divvied up between the developers, Humble Bundle themselves and the charity. Not this bundle. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHARITIES. Which charities? Well, I'll just let Humble Bundle speak for themselves with their official statement regarding this bundle.

Take a stand for freedom. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. – "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, from an engraving on the Statue of Liberty.

We humbly remember that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we proudly stand with developers, authors, and charities that champion liberty and justice for all.

This special one-week bundle features over $600 in incredible games and books for just $30. 100% of your payments will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, the International Rescue Committee, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Humble Bundle will proudly match your contributions up to $300,000.

We chose these three organizations because of the inspiring work they do in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced people as well as in defense of justice, human rights, and civil rights:

Every day, MSF staff members who serve on the front lines of the global refugee crisis bear witness to the extreme hardships faced by refugees and internally displaced people. …"Refugees are mothers and fathers and children who want what we all want: a safe place to live their lives, free from war and persecution…"
– DoctorsWithoutBorders.org

The confusion and chaos that resulted from the Administration’s hasty and harmful executive order should be a lesson to keep intact carefully developed procedures that have kept America safe. We are grateful that we can get back to work resettling refugees who have fled the terrors of war and violence, while also caring for those who remain trapped in conflict zones. ...The IRC remains committed to serving our refugee clients here in the U.S. and in more than 40 countries around the world.
– Rescue.org

The ACLU was founded to ensure the promise of the Bill of Rights and to expand its reach to people historically denied its protections. In our first year, we fought the harassment and deportation of immigrants whose activism put them at odds with the authorities. ...And at times in our history when frightened civilians have been willing to give up some of their freedoms and rights in the name of national security, the ACLU has been the bulwark for liberty. – ACLU.org

So yeah, if you consider yourself a gamer, you already know some of the games in this bundle are huge hits. And for those of you that aren't gamers, do you know anyone who would be interested? Why not buy this for them? The charities win and you win. And just in case you missed it, THEY'RE MATCHING DONATIONS UP TO 30,000 so even if you already donate to these causes, why not throw 30 at this and get something back to keep or give to others?

Just making everyone aware of this monumental bundle. I'm also quite proud that another facet of gaming culture is taking a stand against this encroaching tyranny.

Go here to check it out: https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom
February 13, 2017

I've come to dislike and even hate a lot of people.

I'm 28 going on 29 and with bipolar disorder, this only gets more fun.

I cannot go furniture shopping without being highly irritated and uncomfortable by salespeople. My wife has told me I even show it without realizing it. I avoid them, I give off tense and aggressive body language. When I do talk to them it is with assertive eye contact and a tact not unlike one you'd expect from an angry bull.

What has become of me? I used to be such a lover of my fellow people. Now I seem to want nothing to do with them. I see them all as a threat. I don't trust anyone. I think the worst of people.

I'm becoming a hateful curmudgeon. I don't want to be this way but somehow I am this way.


February 12, 2017

Help me choose my best custom Xbox One Controller Design!

So, I got obsessed with https://xboxdesignlab.xbox.com/ today and made a bunch of videogame inspired designs. I intend to purchase one of these but since I designed so many, I've made it difficult for me to choose!

Inspirations range from DOOM to Cities Skylines to Kirby to Super Mario. There are 13 designs in total.

So, take a look at them here:

And cast your vote for whichever one you think is best here!:

Thanks! Let me know what you think!

February 11, 2017

Oldies Music Analyzation Thread

What is the meaning of...



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