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Unwashed Village / Re: A single second
« Last post by Thanatos on November 10, 2017, 05:43:00 AM »
Thanks again for stopping by and contributing Than. I wish I could randomly drop by, be the center of attention, and disappear again like you. If you see this, let us know how you encountered each other again because you are kind of a dick about giving up details.

Hahah, what?  That is certainly not my intention!  I mean, I always try to post in a way I think will be compelling and interesting, but . . .  doesn't everyone?  I mean, I certainly am a dick, no argument there, but I just stop by sometimes and try to say something worth reading!

As to how I met her again, uhm.  A mutual friend of ours contacted me and asked if I wanted to go to a New Year's Eve party at the end of, uhm.  Six years ago . . . 2011?  After she said Christine was going to be there, I immediately said yes.  Then, uh . . . I don't know how to express this exactly.  I was extremely determined to get back together in a way that was not creepy or harassment.  Like, y'all gotta believe me, I am woke, I am very aware that the behavior typically depicted as 'romantic' in romantic comedies is actually stalking, harassment, and worthy of prosecution.  At the same time, sometimes you gotta put the work in.

So, at the New Year's Eve party (It was at the big-ass hotel at the National Harbor in Maryland, MR DETAILS) I was like, "Hey, Christine!  We should get back together!"  And she was like, "Good idea!  Or, alternatively, you could go straight to hell!"  And I was like "Fair enough!  How about maybe we just see each other next week?"  To which she said yes. 

Then, a week later, I was like "Hey, Christine, we should get back together!"  And she was like "Let me make a counter-proposal!  Go fuck yourself!"  And I was like "You raise a valid point!  Let's discuss it further next week!"  And she said yes.

So that went on for, I don't know, maybe three months?  And then we kissed.  I mean, more accurately we kissed again, but it was the first time in a decade, so I feel justified in the phrasing.  So then we continued to see each other extremely frequently for months and months and months, which entailed me driving many, many, many miles, as we lived 120 miles away from each other at the time.  I recognize that 120 miles doesn't seem that far, but you have to understand, there were many weeks where I came to see her twice, which meant making the drive four times.  I had to press my case while simultaneously, you know, having a job and keeping myself alive.

Even once we started smooching, it probably took another year and a half before she would admit we were together.  My lady got backbone.

Also:  Just in case there are any literature nazis out there, I stand by my repeated us of the word 'like' above.  I considered swapping it out for something more erudite, but the fact of the matter is that I can't remember the precise words used, and 'like' is the best way to say 'this is basically what was said but probably not the exact phrasing'.   That's right:  I think using 'like' like a valley girl has a valid linguistic justification.
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Unwashed Village / Re: A single second
« Last post by KMD on November 04, 2017, 12:49:46 AM »
For me, it was probably when I met my lady.

Let's see, I'm 33 now.  16 years ago, at some dumb party, I met a lady. We, uhm.  We acted like teenagers.  We made love and we yelled at each other and she became determined to never speak to me again.  I don't blame her.

A decade later, we encountered each other again.

Uhm.  Some other stuff happened.  For some reason, we're now together.  Long story short, I am with a lady that I am pretty enthusiastic about, and we met each other 16 years ago for no reason.  Just random chance.  That being said said, as loathe as I am to admit that I have emotions, I don't know.  I guess you can't deny them.  Now, with her permission, 16 years later, I'll never fucking let her go. 

So yeah.  The first moment I saw my lady.

Thanks again for stopping by and contributing Than. I wish I could randomly drop by, be the center of attention, and disappear again like you. If you see this, let us know how you encountered each other again because you are kind of a dick about giving up details.


Getting a little Personal here, but my moment was at the end of high school/right after it.

There was of course a girl who was probably the first person to genuinely like me. In short I ended up messing up the whole thing and we went our own way. I felt sick and afterwards I became less capable of showing my emotions to people and became a bit of a robot.

Thanks for sharing. I think almost every guy goes through that after highschool (at least I did), its a transitioning period for sure. In a few years though you'll probably kick yourself for getting hung up on it. At 26, I can't comprehend how some people get into relationships in high school and stay in them. Apparently some people do.

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Another short story. When I was 14, I was failing middle school. I just didn't understand or care about school. My mother sat down with me and cried hard because she wasn't sure what to do with me. That was the first time I realized that how I took care of myself could effect other people emotionally. I promised her I would improve, and I did. I ended being on honor roll through high school and college.
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Unwashed Village / Re: Best Premade Character for Fallout?
« Last post by TK on November 03, 2017, 01:29:52 PM »
Not to be overly picky but Narg was a Fallout 2 character.

I tend to go with creating my own character.

I've tried to play the evil character but I just end up being wracked with guilt.
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Unwashed Village / Re: A single second
« Last post by TK on November 03, 2017, 01:26:39 PM »
There have been many but the real life altering, defining moments of my life have been when I've became a father, you realise from that point on life is about being equal to the amazing privilege and responsibility in your life, falling short of that can be soul crushing.
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Unwashed Village / Re: A single second
« Last post by Thanatos on November 03, 2017, 07:30:49 AM »
For me, it was probably when I met my lady.

Let's see, I'm 33 now.  16 years ago, at some dumb party, I met a lady. We, uhm.  We acted like teenagers.  We made love and we yelled at each other and she became determined to never speak to me again.  I don't blame her.

A decade later, we encountered each other again.

Uhm.  Some other stuff happened.  For some reason, we're now together.  Long story short, I am with a lady that I am pretty enthusiastic about, and we met each other 16 years ago for no reason.  Just random chance.  That being said said, as loathe as I am to admit that I have emotions, I don't know.  I guess you can't deny them.  Now, with her permission, 16 years later, I'll never fucking let her go. 

So yeah.  The first moment I saw my lady.
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Unwashed Village / Re: Best Premade Character for Fallout?
« Last post by Thanatos on November 03, 2017, 07:18:17 AM »
Yeah, I hate to be unhelpful, but I am too much of a weirdo to pick any of the premades.  I become anxious when I can't be a white knight in video games.  I've probably played fallout 1 like, I dunno, ten times?  And I always do the same stuff.  Save everybody!  GOTTA SAVE EVERYONE!

Try Invisible Inc.  I bet you'll like it.  There's a plot, but not the kind you get invested in.  Try Invisible Inc.
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Unwashed Village / Re: A single second
« Last post by KMD on October 27, 2017, 12:46:53 PM »
This is pretty silly, but when I was 7 years old I went to one of those church carnivals, and they had that "guess the beans in the jar" game. I guessed either exactly or within 1 or 2 (although I think exactly) and won. For years after I thought I was psychic or something.
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Unwashed Village / Re: A single second
« Last post by Dessert Ranger on October 26, 2017, 03:37:59 PM »
Getting a little Personal here, but my moment was at the end of high school/right after it.

There was of course a girl who was probably the first person to genuinely like me. In short I ended up messing up the whole thing and we went our own way. I felt sick and afterwards I became less capable of showing my emotions to people and became a bit of a robot.
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Unwashed Village / A single second
« Last post by KMD on October 24, 2017, 07:51:01 PM »
For most of our lives, time seems monotonous. We get used to things, get into habit and feel a sameness. Sometimes we try to mix things up, travel, try new things to expand our lives. But sometimes a single event, even a single second, out of your control can shatter everything that made you comfortable. A car accident, meeting your future love, winning the lottery, getting a job offer. These can change everything we thought we knew.

What is a moment that had a profound change in your life and why?
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Unwashed Village / Re: Best Premade Character for Fallout?
« Last post by The Hanged Man on October 16, 2017, 01:30:55 AM »
I love Narg, because of his brilliant name and face.

It'd be great, making him a porn star, the posters would be mind blowing.  :laugh:

Okay, I'm easily amused, I admit it.  :laugh:
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