There comes a point where we feel completely satisfied with our state of life. I've finally reached that point. A couple years back, I had some seemingly long-term goals that I was aiming to accomplish. Such as clearing my student loans, clearing my excess of VGM, obtain a full-time position at my workplace and finally acquiring the top 3 most beautiful mexican tarantulas.
So here I am, sipping a french vanilla instant coffee, looking back at my struggles a few years back and take notice of what my life is now. I'm free of debts indefinitely, I managed to clear 99% of my VGM and all my games (I no longer play video games nor do I feel the urge to jump into it again), got a full-time position at my workplace as of summer of last year, so I get a decent pay with all benefits, last but not least I managed to acquire a female of mexican redknee and mexican redleg to go with my female mexican fireleg, so I have my dream trio of gorgeous mexican tarantulas to keep me company for the next 25-40 years.
Alot of you surely have gone through a similar phase in life.
What's your story ? Let's hear it !
Life can't get any better than this
Dragon God wrote:
I managed to clear 99% of my VGM and all my games (I no longer play video games nor do I feel the urge to jump into it again)
This part and the topic title do have a slight contradiction, almost big enough to yell OBJECTION!
Just kidding, glad that your life is in a good shape. Gotta hope that I can finally start fixing my life, unless destiny decides again throw a hissyfit and f--- things over. But if things go right, I'm getting my ass into apprenticeship/work, which means a lot of things.
The way you talk about those tarantulas, one might think that...nevermind.
I'll have to admit, I'm a lot happier these days, too;
I've improved my diet (somewhat) - it seems that Spring allergies completely missed me this year, and the only thing I've done to significantly improve my health was to just STOP drinking soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc.)
My Spring allergies were so bad last year, it lost me my job, since my (female) co-workers were complete and total grade schoolers about me having to sneeze and blow my nose (I'm very clean, tidy, and fastidious, I always cover my mouth when I cough, sneeze, etc., and I ALWAYS wash my hands BEFORE and AFTER using the restroom), lying to my boss, and telling him I was sneezing on things intentionally; of course, had I taken the sick time off, I would've been fired/laid off anyway - they had THAT kind of corporate culture, y'know, the "WORK TO YOUR DEATH!" kind of culture - it was just a bad situation to be in.
People who actually enjoy current day MTV in ANY capacity are sadistic. Calling them misanthropic would be too elegant a term for them. I'd also argue that MTV has always attracted people who are deranged.
ANYWAY, I guess I'm in better health these days.
My older brother got a raise/promotion/new job/I don't know what - so he celebrated by taking me out for lunch (for free) at J.Alexander's - had a Coke with my meal, and it just made my stomach CHURN. If J.Alexander's is such a fine establishment, why can they not get finest Vegan-approved cola - made with natural cane sugar - to serve instead?
My whole point about that aside is, I guess soft drinks just really DESTROY your health. If you're the government, why bother enacting martial law to curb a rebelling population, when you can just release a foodborne pathogen through a popular food item, blame it on the corporate entity that makes it, and deny responsibility yourself? That's just one of the reasons I don't eat fast food - or many other mainstream things - anymore. I basically don't eat burgers AT ALL anymore. But I still eat lean, kosher beef. I like how fat-free meat doesn't turn to charcoal when you try to cook it.
Still, I've also been pretty damn depressed as of late (I can try and talk about how happy I am all I want, but at one point, it's just going to devolve into talking about how miserable I feel somehow).
People need to stop talking about sex when they're around me.
I'm starting to feel like I'm getting old, and that I'm going to end up alone - but it looks like I won't ever find a girl of marrying age who hasn't already had sex with another man. I don't buy my games pre-owned, and I don't want a woman who's been pre-f**ked. Condoms are humilating, it's like you're almost acknowledging that what you're doing is wrong, but you're still *kind of* trying to get away with it. I mean, seriously though, she doesn't mind having a piece of plastic - soaked in liquid DNA - festering at the bottom of her wastebacket until garbage day? If a girl doesn't mind a plastic/rubber thing going into her vagina, why even go to the trouble of finding a date, when she can play with a fake sausage? If you ask me, the concept of "Safe Sex" is contradictory, because, either it's not safe, or it's not sex.
Man, why did I just launch into talking about myself again?
Dragon God wrote:
What's your story ? Let's hear it !
Last edited by Dartannian (Jun 04, 2012)
Job: It's money, it's an office and I can listen to music as much as I want. Not complaining too loudly.
Life: A bit laid back, but no real complaints. Outside of getting older. Which sucks.
Games: I said a number of years ago that the game industry can't sustain itself, because of the high cost of games. Fast-forward to the present and all it took was a switch of focus from $50-$60 console games to stupid little iPod games to prove me right. I think it's probably a good time for the indie developers right now, but the big boys have some major issues all around. From not being able to get DLC right to rebooting a classic franchise with a game that was never intended to be a part of said franchise to Megaman's untimely disappearance to Japanese stock prices gone sour....It's pretty sad right about now. I actually keep forgetting two new portable systems are out and on the market! At least people have figured out they can get the same or better entertainment value from their iPhones or Facebook than the sorry library of the Wii for much cheaper.
I'm happy to be a retro gamer right about now. I walk into a store nowadays and I barely see anything I even want to read the back of. And E3, all I hear about are sequels to blockbuster games I never cared about anyway. Oh, and I assume some Kinect and Move stuff. Yay. If I was a hyperactive 14 year old girl, I might be enthused.
One upside: The 2D fighting game genre has experienced a nice revival and I've been really active on the Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament scene. And King of Fighters XIII is a gem that has largely spread via word of mouth. Not bad for a franchise that has been dead in the water several times this past decade. And we are actually getting a Guilty Gear update! On the downside, Street Fighter X Tekken was not good for Capcom's bottom line and they are still feeling the sting of ridicule about how they handled the DLC for that game.
VGM: It's a bit different than it was 10 years ago, but the favorites are still there and the oddball new release creeps in every now and Memorial Day. I just stick by the philosophy of not allowing stuff I don't like to linger in my library and the end result is a smoothed out selection of favorites. Some of the new pseudo-chiptune style soundtracks are really cool...Back in 2004/2005, there was the prevailing argument that chiptune music was outdated and being supplanted by orchestras and more cinematic soundscapes. Hearing Souleye or virt rip it up is like a breath of fresh air, amongst most VGM out there now.