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The Bar & Grill: - That one thread that helps make social distancing possible!
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Call it The Bar & Chill #smw{:TUP:}
Layout by Mathos
Sad about photo thread.

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Legião Urbana - A Tempestade (1996)
Sad about the general lack of activity here.
It feels kinda dead.
I guess people are busy, but it's weird, normally, we would always have something going on in the Bar & Grill.

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Today unhappy,don’t worry,because tomorrow will be unhappy too

Cooking Mama did nothing wrong!

Oh, so you want me to tell you about my recent crimes? Hm... I've downloaded a ROM for a game I don't physically own and pirated some music.
at the beginning of the year one of my goals was to learn japanese (actually learn, and not just pretend like i had been). i started ok but one day of study skipped became 2 days, 2 days became a week, then a month, etc. so about a month ago i decided to go hardline and now i think im progressing nicely. i think it helps that im actually doing grammar, whereas before i was only really doing kanji (not even vocab w)

my advice to anyone attempting a big task is to not slack off, and stay on target!
I can identify with such a thing happening.
Basically all my ideas and projects tend to fall into this.
I have freaking 4 SMW hack projects, and only one has any hint of progress, and even then, it has literally no levels done either.

I tend to be too ambitious for my own good, and that makes me less motivated because it can get tiring and I have no driving force to help me.

Then I decided to make another project (which is the 4th one), and it was just supposed to be a simple hack, and that's the idea... but of course, I still managed to over complicate it in a way, kinda even more than my other projects.

And now it's yet another project I find difficult to move on.

I don't know why, and I don't know how! I make everything harder to myself. lol
Oh well, I just wanted to make a short and simple hack to get things going, somehow I turned it into a considerably ambitious mini-hack project.
Luckily though, the mere fact that it's a mini hack will help me finish this thing someday.

It also helps that it's not filled with altered enemy graphics or other fancy stuff that I tend to like.

I have a severe case of starting out with big ambitions that I can't live up to, and my inner perfectionism doesn't allow me to just make something super simple and I'm almost always like "do it better!" regarding work like this... which is weird, because when it comes to some other stuff, I'm all more chill about it. I guess it's because I think in a "if I don't like it, I won't release it" kinda of way.

But since a hack is a thing to be played, and I'm more passionate about games and I also have more specific tastes and things I like in a hack, I tend to want to achieve that. As opposed to a simple drawing that I can just enjoy and release it the way it is, even if it's not too good.

If I make a hack, it should be something I would like to play, and it will have things I like in a hack and all of that stuff.
But well... I guess you get the idea, it's kinda of a mess because that.

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Today unhappy,don’t worry,because tomorrow will be unhappy too

Cooking Mama did nothing wrong!

Oh, so you want me to tell you about my recent crimes? Hm... I've downloaded a ROM for a game I don't physically own and pirated some music.
Oh, impressive Ladida. Maybe you can inspire others to learn the same thing? Meanwhile I still need to dedicate a couple years of my life everyday to learn ASM...
spoiler alert, it's not happening.
Originally posted by Ladida
i started ok but one day of study skipped became 2 days, 2 days became a week, then a month, etc.


Yeah, that's how these things usually go. Was pretty much the same for me, with the exception that I eventually realized that I don't even have too much of a reason to learn Japanese. I'm quite happy where I currently am, and reasons to actually go to Japan have beome less and less for me over the years, to the point where I now think that I would be unhappier there than here (except for maybe on vacation with a fluent Japanese speaker, I have at least one friend who speaks fluent Japanese and goes there occasionally and I feel like there is a lot of interesting stuff to see and try). So yeah, with little reasons for me to actually learn Japanese, I really have no motivation to. The only valid reason left for me is that I have a bunch of games in Japanese and would really love to be able to play them one day, especially those that got really poor localizations and no fan translations. Since I don't really have much time to even play games, that's a really small motivation, though. So yeah, I will probably stick to Deutsch and English for the time being.

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Feel free to visit my website/blog - it's updated rarely, but it looks pretty cool!
So uh, I've been going through quite a journey.

Turns out my parents were the perpetrators.

Thanks for all the support guys.

EDIT; They weren't accepting of me being trans.

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As of now, it's been exactly ten years since I registered on SMWC. I'd been hacking and casually browsing the site since ~summer, and made an account specifically to submit my first hack.

It was a much different feeling to be on the site then than it is now - not that it isn't still a fun place to be, but it's become... stabilized. Most things are routine for me now, much the same way that hobbies turn into jobs. It's in a different context in my mind now, a different, uh, "shape", for lack of a better word. The sense of wonder and excitement grows more elusive the longer you stay.

If I try real hard, for a second or two, I can still get the old feeling back. For me, that sense of wonder involves... serene winter mornings, oddly enough. It's tough to describe exactly, but that's what it's linked to in my mind. I remember it being cold, quiet and peaceful outside, and with that atmosphere shining through the window I'd be sitting there at the computer exploring the new world that was SMWC, determined to get better at hacking. (I also actually read most threads back then!) The whole Nightfall ordeal was also fascinating as anything to 14-year-old me.

SMWC is still my homepage - probably has been for a little more than ten years even - and although it's obviously changed (objectively and subjectively), it's still one of the best places to be one's internet home. #tb{:)}

I know this post is just oozing with nostalgia and nothing else, so thanks for indulging!

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@Torchkas: Did something happen in particular? I may be dense here and missing something obvious, though I'm not quite sure what's happened, based on that post alone (except of course the "not accepting" part, which is bad enough on its own). Of course you don't have to go into detail if you don't want to. Or if you want to, but feel like it doesn't fit here, there's of course Reality Corner.

@WYE: Happy anniversary! I can still evoke that spark of excitement in me even today. However, it works a bit differently for me than for most people, at least with many things. Most people get excited for something and as a result start doing it. In my case, it's more that I force myself to do something and then eventually get excited. In other words, getting this spark actually requies some effort and work, but at least I can get it somewhat consitently. I'm just usually too lazy or too busy to get starte in the first place.

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Feel free to visit my website/blog - it's updated rarely, but it looks pretty cool!
Hope you stay fine Torchkas.

Originally posted by RPG Hacker
I may be dense here

You didn't ask me, but I do think you are. Your post sounds like something has to have happened for you to reply to it.

E: I remember I tried to learn German once but never got very far. Self-education is a really difficult thing, no matter what it is you're learning. Some people can involve themselves in what they're learning better than others though.

Also happy 10 years WYE! I'm also quite nostalgic of my early days (SMW Tech and early #hyperpower have a special place in my memory and helped shape who I am today), but as says the famous Earthbound catchprase, "(...) smile because it happened"

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Legião Urbana - A Tempestade (1996)
Originally posted by WhiteYoshiEgg
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Man, that's really cool!
It's nice that you feel comfortable and happy here!

This is a really good thing.
Having a certain internet home is kinda cool.
I used to have one, when I was part of a little community who made comics, animations and stuff, but then I got tired of it (though I still check the comics there sometimes and still have some friends from there).

It must be good to not grow tired of something after sometime.
Something that feels perfect for you, where you can call it a home like this.

But man, it must be so nice to have such a place for 10 years.
I don't even know if about 9 years later I will still be here, hell, I don't know if 4 years later I will still be here!
It's amazing that you feel so well here.

Congratulations on that, and I hope you enjoy even more moments!

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Today unhappy,don’t worry,because tomorrow will be unhappy too

Cooking Mama did nothing wrong!

Oh, so you want me to tell you about my recent crimes? Hm... I've downloaded a ROM for a game I don't physically own and pirated some music.
Originally posted by Koopster
Originally posted by RPG Hacker
I may be dense here

You didn't ask me, but I do think you are. Your post sounds like something has to have happened for you to reply to it.


Is that something too unreasonable to assume, though? I mean, that didn't exactly sound like a "yay, I'm so happy, everything is amazing" kind of post, and I just don't feel like that's a topic you would just randomly start to talk about unless something has just happened. If nothing has happened indeed, then that's of course great, but even in that case I don't exactly see how it's a bad thing to be worried. Being worried for no reason is usually less harmful than not being worried when there is actually a need to, so when in doubt, I usually go with the former.

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Feel free to visit my website/blog - it's updated rarely, but it looks pretty cool!
I hope you manage to stay fine after all that, Torchkas.

Originally posted by WhiteYoshiEgg
As of now, it's been exactly ten years since I registered on SMWC.

Happy 10 years! It must be something to reach that number. I myself have some IRC channels and a few communities to thank for making me the person I am today. In fact, I've already been hacking SMW way before I first registered here with my multiple accounts. Ah, the nostalgia. But we're still evolving, aren't we?
Originally posted by WhiteYoshiEgg
As of now, it's been exactly ten years since I registered on SMWC. I'd been hacking and casually browsing the site since ~summer, and made an account specifically to submit my first hack.

It was a much different feeling to be on the site then than it is now - not that it isn't still a fun place to be, but it's become... stabilized. Most things are routine for me now, much the same way that hobbies turn into jobs. It's in a different context in my mind now, a different, uh, "shape", for lack of a better word. The sense of wonder and excitement grows more elusive the longer you stay.

If I try real hard, for a second or two, I can still get the old feeling back. For me, that sense of wonder involves... serene winter mornings, oddly enough. It's tough to describe exactly, but that's what it's linked to in my mind. I remember it being cold, quiet and peaceful outside, and with that atmosphere shining through the window I'd be sitting there at the computer exploring the new world that was SMWC, determined to get better at hacking. (I also actually read most threads back then!) The whole Nightfall ordeal was also fascinating as anything to 14-year-old me.

SMWC is still my homepage - probably has been for a little more than ten years even - and although it's obviously changed (objectively and subjectively), it's still one of the best places to be one's internet home. #tb{:)}

I know this post is just oozing with nostalgia and nothing else, so thanks for indulging!

Man I know exactly how you feel. Modern SMWC is still good and I'm enjoying being active once again here, but there's still something about old SMWC that I miss and know I'll never get back. It was a real close-knit community in those early years for better or for worse. It was always a pleasure having you on staff those years ago and it's nice to see such longtime members still frequenting the site a literal decade later. Cheers!
On the topic of being on the site for long periods of time, I've realized that it's been 3 years since I've registered onto this site. I don't really know what to say except that this is a nice place I guess.
It looks as though one of our Switch devkits at work might have been stolen. It was in my boss' office on the desk this whole time and he did at least one build yesterday at around 5 pm, then he went over to my office to help me with something and when he was back there, it was just gone. We searched all over the place and weren't able to find it, nor did anyone know anything. One of my co-workers mentioned something about seeing someone he didn't know in the afternoon, though, and we have an annoying door which closes really, really slowly and sometimes doesn't shut completely, so in theory, it IS possible for someone to sneak in here and steal the thing. It would be rather weird, though, as it's literally the only thing that has disappeared, not to mention the fact that it's just so unlikely in general for someone to know about our door (we're on the seventh floor), wait for the perfect opportunity, sneak in and then fetch the thing without leaving any other traces. Nevertheless, since it's just nowhere to be found and we've really searched everywhere, the police was informed today. I really hope that the thing will just pop up somewhere and that it won't lead to any trouble with Nintendo.

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Feel free to visit my website/blog - it's updated rarely, but it looks pretty cool!
That sounds terrible. I hope it's a case of it just being buried somewhere in the office rather than it being actually stolen.

I guess there are no security cameras in the building? Else you guys would've checked that first before informing the police, right? But maybe it's something worth considering to install - a camera pointing to the entrance to the office at least. Dunno!

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My blog. I could post stuff now and then
There are cameras on the first floor near the entrance, though none in the seventh floor near our offices. We might be able to see the footage from the cameras on the first floor and I guess in theory there might be something on it (if someone just happens to walk really suspicously), though chances are rather low of course. Cameras directly in here would have helped, but that realization is of course coming too late for us, so at this point it's pretty much just "hope Nintendo isn't mad at us and lets us still order devkits". (We still have one, but just a single one really isn't enough in most cases, since often multiple people need to work on a specific console version at the same time).

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Feel free to visit my website/blog - it's updated rarely, but it looks pretty cool!
If the Switch devkit is that valuable maybe it's worth checking out that first*-floor camera anyway. Who knows, maybe it'll unexpectedly lead to a clue. You do have a time-frame mentioned (5pm+) so if possible you could check for someone suspicious entering or leaving around that time.

(* You actually mean the ground floor or the one above that? I think American and British English treat "first floor" differently :P)
If it's really the ground floor then yeah definitely check it out, I imagine everyone has to go through there to enter/leave the building anyway.

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My blog. I could post stuff now and then
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