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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Y Ello Dar

Hey guys. I'm 15 and have been through enough paradigm shifts in my school system to drive me insane.

I found your site a year ago during a depression, and finally decided to join as the shores of hell begin to close in on me (I go back on Thursday).

I am not an "artist" per se, but I am into things such as robotics, level design (have mapped for Half-Life and some of its mods), and the likes. Architecture or engineering is probably what I'm pursuing. Too bad everything my school teaches (aside from ebil math) is pretty much completely unrelated.

Anyways, hoping to enjoy my time here and give some insight to others' ranting.
09-02-2008 12:02 PM
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Strait jacket size?

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09-02-2008 12:07 PM
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Welcome

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
09-02-2008 12:57 PM
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Straight jacket size?

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Come on guys, don't drive this one away, he can like, program n' stuff.

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Zero Wrote:Come on guys, don't drive this one away, he can like, program n' stuff.

I won't.

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BIENVENIDOS

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undergroundrevolutionary Wrote:BIENVENIDOS

Do you mean vamanos (Spanish) or are you just talking gibberish?

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it means good something. i dont remember what. it is a miracle i stayed where i was for spanish. oh well. and welcome, i wont do my usual welcome, as it is not longer mine due to the fact dsx and 55555 already used it. welcome, hope you enjoy your stay in the land of insane school haters.

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Hi there Smile
We're a bit insane over here, but we can also be intelligent when we feel like it.

Quote:I am not an "artist" per se, but I am into things such as robotics, level design (have mapped for Half-Life and some of its mods), and the likes. Architecture or engineering is probably what I'm pursuing. Too bad everything my school teaches (aside from ebil math) is pretty much completely unrelated.
I made some Half-Life maps too, mainly I reconstructed my school's building in Counter Strike so that I could be a terrorist and blow it up Biggrin
You ever play a game called Pontifex Bridge Builder? It's pretty simple but fun if you like building stuff.

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I primarily map for Team Fortress Classic nowadays, part of one of probably three good remaining communities. The entity system is epic with that, almost like if/and/else type stuff.

Also, I don't need a straight jacket, just use duct tape. But use the blue nonreflective type, I don't want to go blind.
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I used to play TFC a lot... with bots. Never did find any humans to play it with... so I ended up playing CS instead. Laugh

Quote:The entity system is epic with that, almost like if/and/else type stuff.
What editor do you use? I tried a whole bunch, but ended up liking WorldCraft the most... though I can't remember almost anything about it anymore.

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Bonjour! Biggrin

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