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Why can pokémon only verbalize the species they are?

Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Even when they evolve, they can only say the species they currently are. What kind of crazy speech disorder is that?! Like if we communicated like this:
Hu human! Human man humanhu man hu human…man hu humanman.

Which translates to:
Like this! What a ridiculous way to talk…not very understandable.

You’d think with frequent evolution, they’d be able to speak at least what they used to be able to speak.

I think I’m thinking about this too much.

Signs you’re a hardcore gamer

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

There’s a PurePwnage Contest listing top 10 signs you’re a hardcore gamer. There are some items that totally apply to me, I’ve listed them below:

  • Your Internet connection is more important than running water.
  • You book your vacation time based on World of Warcraft expansion release dates.
  • When you wake up on your birthday you yell “DING!”
  • When your exercise is walking to the bathroom and the fridge.
  • When your book collection is actually video game manuals.

All of the above are true with the exception of waking up on my birthday and yelling “Ding!”. I did however, say “Ding!” on my birthday, just not when I woke up….

For my own list:

  • When you close your eyes at night, you see the game you were playing recently
  • When your friends from out of town come over, they bring their laptops and play on your ironing board while you all watch MLG (Major League Gaming)

These last four months…

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

…a lot’s changed for me. I feel like I’m actually living my life. I’m pretty sure my life started to fade away into nothing when I started playing World of Warcraft. I’d always intended to make a post regarding my World of Warcraft regrets…but at this point it seems like a moo point. A cow’s opinion. It doesn’t matter (that’s a quote from Joey in Friends).

I spent 400 days of playtime on WoW. 400 days = 9600 hours (400×24)
9600 hours divided by 8 hours a day of average playtime (8 hours sleep, 8 hours work, 8 hours WoW) = 1200 days
1200 days = about 3 years of playing WoW for 8 hours EVERYDAY.

Now, I didn’t play everyday, it spanned out for 5 years…but…well, it’s a lot of time. An insane amount.

While I enjoyed playing WoW, it really…set back everything in my life. Sure, I was able to maintain my job and girlfriend but…a lot of things were sacrificed. My social life, my health, other games, my web design/development skills. I’m at least 3-5 years behind in LIFE at this point…but these last 4 months, I feel I’ve really changed in a lot of ways.

Looking at where I am now…the site I’ve built this last month, the blogs I’ve posted, the people I’ve connected with…four months ago, I would have never seen this coming. This site especially…I’d been planning on building a new site, learning more about web, etc for years now. But this last month I’ve finally gotten off my ass to do something. I feel like…all that potential I had and wasted these last few years…I feel like I’m starting to get that back. I feel like I can reach the stars. I had been talking about doing things with my life, improving myself, talking about big ideas and goals…but that was all talk. I’d get home and play WoW and forget all the motivation I had during the day.

But things are different now…I walk home and I’m excited to work on this or do that. It’s no longer all talk…I feel like I’m taking leaps towards goals. Maybe they’re not leaps, just regular steps…but compared to the rate I was moving before, they seem like giant leaps.

I’m very happy with how I’ve changed these last four months…and I look forward to a future of reaching my potential.

“Å“Have you ever had a gangbang?”

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

asked my friend at dinner today.
my response: O_O – uhhh…..huh!? *thinks “wtf!?”*

Apparently I misheard, it’s McGangbang. Like that makes it better.

To clear things up, my friend was asking me if I have ever had a McGangbang sandwich. A McDonalds double cheeseburger with a spicy chicken sandwich patty in between the hamburger patties (see the link above). Effectively more sandwich than a Big Mac and cheaper as well. Man…this urbandictionary term was coined in 2006…yikes, I’m so out of touch.

Anyways, I thought I’d enlighten you all with this new term I learned today. Also, the title of this post is specifically made to draw attention to it. Like, you HAVE to read this post. And look, it worked.


Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I lie pretty often. Little lies of almost no consequence. Lying to get out of doing A or going to B. More specifically, doing A of which I’m too lazy to do or help anyone with or avoiding social situation B. I generally tend to get away with them, people don’t really question my lies. I think I have a fairly trustworthy demeanor or attitude. I mean, I try to maintain that…it makes lying much easier when people think you never lie.

I’m extremely bad at planned lies, bluffing, etc. If I lie, it generally has to be spontaneous. The more I think about it, the less sure of something I am. I can act spontaneously but the more I think about acting a lie out, the worse it becomes.

It’s a bit odd, I wouldn’t say I’m quick. I’m quick at problem solving and I can think relatively fast but I do struggle verbalizing my thoughts quickly. Rarely do things come out of my mouth as I intend to say them. When I get too excited with something clever that I want to say, I tend to blurt out a jumble of incoherent words…EPIC FAIL IN CLUTCH SITUATION. Sadly, that sounds about right…regarding my life in general. I generally fail during crucial times. Not good under pressure…FAIL.