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Re: Write something!
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2016, 07:26:15 AM »
You guys want to hear kind of a funny story?

so, like most men with strong lifelong father figures I assume, I found a lot of inspiration in my father. There are certainly some things that I absolutely despise about the guy, but I know that parts of his character are permanently bound within my soul, and absolutely make me who I am. I always say that I take my best attributes from my mother, and worst attributes from my father.

Anyway, the story goes that my parents were struggling with their marriage about 10 years ago (and they continued too, but no one said marriage was easy!) so they went to a marriage counselor. I don't know all what was said at the meeting, but at some point the counselor (a woman) told my mother directly, with my father still in the room I presume, that this marriage would never work out and she should divorce him immediately. Just point blank right out loud. My father, being the hothead he is, angrily called her out on that; The counselor was divorced. So he exclaimed something to the extent of "What fucking right do you have to tell us how to run our marriage, when you can't even stay married yourself!?".

10 years later and they are still together in their original marriage, one of the few older couples I know that I can say that about. Growing up with parents who were married and divorced several times each, I guess its something he made a life-goal to avoid. Had he been a less-stubborn more thoughtful person, he may have accepted that professional's advice. But his results-oriented attitude, even to ideas that correlate to a life of misery, is something that still gives me a chuckle sometimes.
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Re: Write something!
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2016, 07:05:47 AM »
Whenever I try to throw a tangerine, it keeps on burning my hand. What am I doing wrong ;_;

You do know the difference between a tangerine and a habanero, don't you?

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No, maybe not...

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Re: Write something!
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2016, 05:04:31 PM »
Whenever I try to throw a tangerine, it keeps on burning my hand. What am I doing wrong ;_;

You do know the difference between a tangerine and a habanero, don't you?

*looks at Desert Ranger's hand*

No, maybe not...

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Re: Write something!
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2016, 12:22:05 AM »
2161
Raider 1: Hey... Hey bro! You see that guy, in the T-51B power armour? Let's get him!
Raider 2: Woah, hold up Bruv. He's in POWER ARMOUR! Maybe we should just let this one pass! I mean, he ignored us the last time he encountered us.
Raider 1: Nah, it's okay, I got this!

2230
Raider 1: Hey, you see them, there?
Raider 2: That group with the guy in MK II Power armour, the Super Mutant with a gattling gun strapped to his arm, an old guy with steel plates in his head, a robot, a robot dog and a deathclaw?
...
What about them?
Raider 1: Let's get 'em!
Raider 2: Are you kidding me!? Look at them! There's... Five of them and every single one of them could rip us in two! Just let them pass, for christ's sake!
Raider: Nah, it's okay, I got this!

2277
Raider 1: Hey... Blad, check that guy out!
Raider 2: You mean that guy in Black Devil Power Armour, carrying a miniature nuclear missile launcher on his shoulder, like it's nothing?
Raider 1: Yeah, let's get him!
Raider 2: No way! Look at him! He's better armoured and better armed than we are!
Raider 1: Chillaxe bro, I've got this!

2287
Raider 1: Hey, you see that settlement?
Raider 2: You mean the one with ten ft high walls all around it, automated turrets all around it, two armed guards and at least six deathclaws stomping around the place? THAT settlement!?
Raider 1: Yeah, let's take it, you and me!
Raider 2: ...
Raider 1: 1... 2...
Raider 2: ARE YOU BLOODY KIDDING ME!? It makes Fort Knox look like Chucky Cheese!
Raider 1: Oh, c'mon... Stop being such a pussy! We'll have this place within the hour!

Stupidity...

Stupidity never changes...

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The yellow river seaward flows
You can enjoy a grander sight
By climbing to a greater height

I have run out of places to climb. I will abandon this body and take to the air. We will leave twin vapor trails in the air, white lines etched into these rocks. I am the aerial. In my passing, I will send news to each and every star.

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Re: Write something!
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2016, 05:52:00 PM »
Raider 1: That's the thing! Turns out they weren't grenades at all! They were just rocks! He was making the sounds with his mouth. Pins being pulled, the whole nine yards!

Raider 2: That's fuckin nuts! Did you guys take him out?

Raider 1: No we just stood there. Couldn't believe what we were seeing. After he threw about half a dozen rocks near the back of the store he started making machine gun noises and backing toward the door. Once he got outside it sounded like he pretended to get on a motorcycle. Which, of course, didn't "start" right away. Then he took of toward the freeway at what sounded like full throttle. "Shifting" gears and everything.

Raider 2: That's insane! How does someone like that survive out here at all?

Raider 1: I don't know. There are some lunatics out there though.

(Taken from FO4, but too good of a story to not share.)
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Re: Write something!
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2017, 05:54:01 PM »
Its amazing to me how, despite the internet making communication quicker and easier, many adult jobs still require people to go through so many formalities and hoops to simply apply for a position. Most of the time, they make you sign up on their website (Another fucking set of usernames and passwords to keep track of, I can't wait until everything is biometric) and go through a dozen pages of inputs, often giving personal information like your address and SSN to a company you barely know. This usually takes close to an hour, if you have to write a cover letter or resume, then its even longer.

Like, I get it it that a large beaurocratic company needs a system of tracking applicants, but it feels like such a holdover from the 80's where things were a lot less competitive and if you met the minimum qualifications you could be considered. Maybe thats not really how things were, but its hard to argue that we don't live in a more competitive world today. Young people today are used to switching jobs every few years, used to wearing hats not part of our job description, and used to no job being secure long term. We can't spend an hour applying for jobs these days, because we know that securing a job is a numbers game, and truthfully there are 200 applicants for 4 open positions.

If jobs were quicker and easier to apply for, I think a lot more people would being doing jobs they enjoy and would be productive at. Somewhat shamefully, I've gotten most of my jobs from craigslist, including my current one which I've been at for 2 years (keep in mind though, that I had to email them 4 times before hearing back) While most jobs on CL are unpaid and often shitty, the site is pretty great for finding jobs fast and easily. I enjoy searching on CL more than other job sites because its easy to see: 1. Who you can email directly, or who you have to go through their external website 2. How far away they are 3. Based on the Ad, how professional they are 4. What your expected job duties will be. 5. How immediately they want to position filled.

Not so easy to see are how likely they are to rip you off and what they pay (Protip: its usually low for anything non technical) but I wish everything were this easy. I wish that companies stopped treating applicants like employees, and expecting us to do so much grunt admin work when they haven't show any interest in us at all. For professional jobs I could understand, but most entry level jobs do this and its frustrating, part of the reason people have trouble getting those jobs.
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Re: Write something!
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2017, 07:11:37 PM »
Did you mean to post that in this thread?

My biggest issue is with HR departments that don't actually understand what the job entails so they write terrible job specs and the managers reviewing the CV's get a whole load of applicants that don't actually meet their criteria.  The thing that compounds this is clueless recruitment consultants, I get this one on two sides; consultants email me with clients who don't fit job roles I would have a hand in filling and they also still email me personally with offers that seem like they've kind of skimmed my CV and matched some of the words to the job specs.

It's pretty rare for the people in large organisations who would actually be managing an individual to manage the advertising and direct communication with agencies.

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Re: Write something!
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2017, 02:39:09 AM »
Yeah I did, but it was more of a rant so I didn't want to make a new thread . Truthfully, the problem is me, I should learn to be more professional.

Heres something I guess.

Something
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Re: Write something!
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2017, 02:56:31 AM »
Slow rain trickle
depth trope of blinds fandish 100 frames per second
back against the wall, crawling horizontally
which way is gravity?
I dreampt
Landlocked
Intensity overwhelming
Eventually you reach a peak
Then a plateau
To be a southpaw INTJ
is there no other hell on earth?
The noises do not judge
Hands Up!
Take me away
to heaven
Dots rearranging themselves
to minds desire
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