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Originally posted by idol
my girlfriend and i adopted a cat this weekend - we named him bowser. he's stupid, awful, and horrible. and boy do we love him.


nice 999/999 @ idol.
Also, I hope you enjoy your pet, your description makes him sound like me, exactly. So that's relatable.

Originally posted by AbuseFreakHacker
Other topic, how do you find holidays like Christmas, birthdays and so on?

For me, it's nothing special anymore, in the past I was happy when it's Christmas and so on, but now


I don't celebrate Christmas, as it's not really part of my culture, so I don't care about it, indifferent about that.
Though I don't like how self-centric some people can be about it on the Internet, it's really annoying and kinda intrusive for people outside of the circle to see people sometimes enforcing "christmas spirit" or whatever, completely oblivious to the fact that other cultures exist, complete with different celebrations, holidays and whatnot.

The only holiday I would say I really care about is New Year, which is something I actually celebrate (and involves me always taking a bit of a long hiatus from the internet some weeks before, during it and some weeks after it) more than the one day and moment, but the whole transitional period. It feels really nice to anticipate all of it, have fun with friends, doing stuff that's very specific to that time of the year, the beginning and the end, it all blends in a way, and it feels like a nice journey and always a great time to get new goals, plans, ambitions and adapting to trying new things. It's nice to just think and hope about a better next year, which even if doesn't happen at all, is still good to at least hope about it in the moment.

I also especially like New Year because it's universal, as far as I know, pretty much every country celebrates it, in different ways, sure. Some just really say "Happy New Year" when the clock ticks a new day, and just do nothing about it. Some have days and days of celebration and cultural events around it. And I find all of that pretty nice, the fact that even with all the differences, there's at least one thing that we all technically celebrate in a way or another.

(Sure, other holidays are all over the world due to globalization and stuff, but I still don't really consider it, since generally it's just about merchandise and less about actual celebration, and it all strays pretty different from whatever roots it originally had).

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Birthdays feel sad as you get older and accomplished nothing, because you feel like you're wasting time, and you're running out of life, and in general it just doesn't feel all that great. Except when people show appreciation about your existence, then it feels way easier to forget your inner conflict and just enjoy the fact that some people don't think of you as absolute shit, and take their time to appreciate you.

I don't care about the feeling of obligatory gifts/party/cake. I think it's best and good if it feels genuine. People doing things just because they know it's your birthday doesn't feel good for me, the celebration is ok, but the feeling of being appreciated is what makes things good.

I don't care about if will get gifts and what I will get. I just appreciate if anyone takes their time to give me something, regardless of what it is, especially if their gift shows they know about me. But even if they don't, just the fact they went out of their way for it is really nice.

And also, I don't mind if they don't give me anything at all, I'm happy with anything really.

I don't ask for anything, even if they particularly ask me, I will have problems trying to think about anything, because I don't like asking for things. It's a personal thing of mine, and it's probably dumb for most other people.

I know, super long text, but that's the rule with my posts, rather than the exception, I guess. lol

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The snow is falling on the withering leaves, I am left in the cold, the shadows are crying in the moonlight. Is this night the last of my life?
Originally posted by AbuseFreakHacker
Other topic, how do you find holidays like Christmas, birthdays and so on?


Birthdays are just a glorified regular day. Not really a "holiday" for me. Presents are nice but I'm not overly excited for them. Just like with Christmas, the overall experience is key, but I usually feel more excitement for Christmas than for my own birthday, and somehow X-mas presents are more fun to open than B-day presents. Wish lists feel like 'going thru the motions' (I have more of a guide than an actual item list) and I like to be surprised. Halloween is awesome too.

If someone says "happy holidays" to me, I absolutely will not be anything like “How dare you say 'happy holidays' to me? The fact that you merely implied the existence of Hanukkah or Kwanzaa means you are a monster! I can't for the life of me take a thought of good will! SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS OR ELSE!” The positive spirit is too strong for me to even think like that.

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How am I so creative? I think taking walks might have something to do with it.
Every single level of every single ROM hack I've ever made is easier than Ultra Necrozma.
The Game Awards were yesterday by the way.

Sorry I actually mean the Fortnite Awards. Embarrasing.

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...What?
I used to not care too much about birthdays, but this pretty much changed thanks to my girlfriend, who makes every birthday feel special.

Christmas, on the other hand, I do not like. I don't like that it originates from a religion, yet is a national holiday (I generally oppose politics influenced by religion, so making a religious holiday a national holiday is wrong in my eyes). I also don't like that everyone around here is pretty much just expected to be a part of it and take it for granted, and I don't like how much it is just another way of pushing sales (to a degree where a lot of workers are affected by it and have to work themselves to the bone just to meet the demand, especially package delivery people). Not to mention the fact that I'm always, more or less, obligated to celebrate with my Christian family, which is just stressful, I hate it. My girlfriend also loves it, so I'm not exempt from celebrating at home, either, though that part I don't mind too much, it's at least not stressful and with my loved one. If it was just this part, I probably wouldn't mind christmas too much, but overall, I could definitely do without it.

New year, I don't mind. As Y.Y. said, it's pretty much a universal thing since every culture uses some concept of "years". That being said, I never stay up very long and go too bed shortly after midnight. I don't really celebrate it much, I prefer to stay at home, it's the best way for me to experience this day. I do feel sorry for all the animals, though, as they must feel like apocalypse is coming whenever new year is celebrated. I know my dog did, she always shook for hours, ran away and hid in a corner, it was literally impossible to calm her down.

Aside from that, holidays I like are ones based on some kind of unambigiously positive historic events. For example: the Day of German Union is a German holiday on October 3rd celebrating the union of the BRD and the DDR 30ish years ago, it's probably my favorite holiday, also because there aren't really any major traditions connected to it. We don't have to rise a "German Union tree" or buy presents for our loved ones or decorate everything or anything like that. We just get a day off and appreciate it.

Then there's the weirdest of all national holidays, May 1st, the "Day of Work". What's werid about this one? Well, first of all the fact that we get a day off despite it being called "Day of Work", however, that's not really the weirdest part. The weirdest part is that this holiday was actually invented by Hitler, yet it's still a national holiday for some reason. Don't really know why, should probably research this.

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Well, I just did, and seems I was wrong. "International Workers' Day" wasn't actually invented by Hitler, it has a history reaching further back. It's not even a German holiday, it's celebrated in some other places as well. It was under Hitler's regime that it became a national holiday in Germany, though. I've learned something new.

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So I also learned some stuff because of RPG Hacker's post, that's nice!

Also, I'm kinda relieved to know there are more people who kinda feel similar to me about Christmas (though it's not really a holiday here at all).

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The snow is falling on the withering leaves, I am left in the cold, the shadows are crying in the moonlight. Is this night the last of my life?
I don't dislike birthdays, but it's really awkward to have the focus on myself for no reason. There's no need for anyone to behave in a special way (gift-giving and such), but if I make it a perfectly ordinary day that feels like a waste. #tb{''}

Christmas is a time I really enjoy, mostly for the, uh, spirit - it's like for a few days everything around me is at once festive and peaceful. (That's the ideal, anyway, the glorified gist of childhood memories. I don't mind spending time with my family.) I don't share RPG Hacker's criticism of it being a religious holiday because a) it's so far removed from religion now it might as well not matter and b) it's fun to have occasions to look forward to in the cold, dark winter time.

And although I barely do any celebrations either, I like New Year's at least as much.

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Originally posted by WhiteYoshiEgg
it's so far removed from religion now it might as well not matter and


For the majority of people, that's true. For very religious people, like my family, it's still the essence of christmas. Plus, to me, the origins matter a lot. I know that religion is barely what people care about during christmas nowadays, but to me, it still makes a huge difference that christmas originated from religion. I wouldn't mind another holiday in winter not baded in religion. For example: "International Build a Snowman Day" or "International Peace Day", something along those lines.

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We don’t celebrate Christmas from a religious point of view because we aren’t a religious family. We celebrate it for the spirit and spending time together with the family.

And for birthdays, ever since I turned 21, birthdays are just another day to me.

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Project Mysterium (codename title) - Which is going to be a game series and universe that spans multiple game engines and may have a spinoff place as a romhack as well. The first game itself is a RPGMV project.
Originally posted by RPG Hacker
"International Peace Day"


Actually, that's not in the December, but it already exists.
It's in September, 21st.

But I agree that something like that could be created and given more actual focus. But at this point, it's not like anything could change, probably.

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The snow is falling on the withering leaves, I am left in the cold, the shadows are crying in the moonlight. Is this night the last of my life?
Does one know what happened to gibbl? He just disappeared

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Originally posted by AbuseFreakHacker
Does one know what happened to gibbl? He just disappeared


He's probably just busy and prioritizing real life over SMW.
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Originally posted by Decoy Blimp
Originally posted by AbuseFreakHacker
Does one know what happened to gibbl? He just disappeared


He's probably just busy and prioritizing real life over SMW.


You right

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As I get older, holidays kind of become less special overtime. To me, Christmas and birthdays sort of become just another day. I used to be excited about them when I used to be a kid. Now, not so much. If fact I do more things with my family than I do anything Holiday-related. So if anything, it's more of an excuse to spend time with others.

Arvis: Emperor of Flame
Extraordinaire of Roasting Blue-Haired Lords

What's your gambit?
I think you should stop closing the threads that keep getting bumped in sight cause some of them still have quite decent discussion value

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I've always seen it as a response to the person who bumped the thread, like a "you're not getting away with this" kind of message, but I don't disagree that some threads still have value left in them. (though maybe even then it'd be better to make new ones?) Either way, it's the staff's choice in the end, so.

(what I'd like to see is a universal "you probably shouldn't still be posting here" message near the submit button in threads where the last reply is old enough.)

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Originally posted by WhiteYoshiEgg
(what I'd like to see is a universal "you probably shouldn't still be posting here" message near the submit button in threads where the last reply is old enough.)

Maybe a button that says 'Old thread - Reply anyway' or something? One that says 'Old thread' when the mouse isn't hovering over it, and 'Reply anyway' when the mouse is?
That might be an idea.

Or, hell, even simply putting white text directly next to the New Reply button that says 'Old thread' once a certain age threshold for the most recent reply has been passed may suffice.

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I think, if the thread is old enough, that there should probably be some kind of warning to tell people who get to the New Reply screen that the thread they are responding to may be old and that they should probably consult the rules to make sure they're complying.

Of course, some people may not even listen to this and reply anyway. And those are the type of people that get in trouble.

Arvis: Emperor of Flame
Extraordinaire of Roasting Blue-Haired Lords

What's your gambit?
In the case of those really old threads that kept getting bumped, I closed the third one to stop a trend that was starting. I do try and determine if a thread is worth keeping open when bumped but it wasn't me who closed those other three threads yesterday. Thread closures for bumps are mostly at the discretion of whichever Forum Mod gets there first. I'm guessing they were all closed because it was a single user that bumped all three of them and the closures were, like WYE guessed, a warning to them and others not to do that sort of thing.
Originally posted by FPzero
I'm guessing they were all closed because it was a single user that bumped all three of them and the closures were, like WYE guessed, a warning to them and others not to do that sort of thing.


The person who bumped the thread deleted their post in response to my posted warning, making it look like I bumped the thread instead. I didn't like the possibility that they might do that to someone else, so I locked all three threads.

I think that's a valid reason to lock those threads. Is it a good reason though? Probably not.
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To be honest, I saw that thread, was in the process of posting on it (I didn't notice the date on it), and got Ninji'd by you closing it LOL

Although I can agree with the reason. I was also extremely confused when I looked at it later and noticed the original post that bumped it gone and it was just your warning. I totally understand why you would close those threads.

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