Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Foffy's thread, which has a laconic title with no embellishment

ask thread ama stay in teeth dont do school always brush your drugs

  • Please log in to reply
1771 replies to this topic

#1141 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

Goodbyes suck. But they make you appreciate the hellos all the more.

That's... actually really beautiful, Caldwin. It works a broader sense than initially seems to; bad things make you appreciate the good more. You could even say it's a "yin and yang" "one cannot exist without the other" sort of thing. Very deep.

#1142 Caldwin

Caldwin

    Acid For Blood

  • Supporter
  • 26068 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:You don't wanna know
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

I have my moments :)
PSN = Caldwin

Switch = SW-7457-8143-2029

Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.

Before you do anything you can't undo...National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

#1143 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51671 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:52 PM


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#1144 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

So, on the way out of Arizona, we stopped at Tombstone. I found it to be a bit too commercialized to be enjoyable for the most part. However, I took this picture while I was there:

Attached File  IMG_0062.JPG   97.5KB   0 downloads

Now, don't get me wrong, the graves are cool, but they're not the reason I took the picture. It was the way you could see buildings off in the distance, and then the mountains past them, that really caught my attention. This picture doesn't even begin to do it justice. You could see each individual building, and then you could see the grass continue past the town and up to the mountains. It was so beautiful.

#1145 Logicron

Logicron

    L IS REAL

  • Citizen
  • 35248 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Island of Storms
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:44 PM

Aw, your graveyard pic didn't capture any ghosts.



#1146 TheMightyMollusk

TheMightyMollusk

    Our defiance drives us straight to the edge

  • Supporter
  • 47734 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:11 AM

Of course. It's daytime.

#1147 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

Attached File  IMG_0066.JPG   21.87KB   0 downloads

Chevron is clearly hoping to win me over and get an endorsement deal.

#1148 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:13 PM

Attached File  IMG_0052.JPG   36.61KB   0 downloads

I think I might have posted this picture in my thread before, but it's cute enough to be worth reposting regardless.

#1149 Logicron

Logicron

    L IS REAL

  • Citizen
  • 35248 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Island of Storms
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

Kirby's the perfect Nintendo character to get a plush toy.



#1150 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

So there was a video game review assigned in my video game design class a little while back. (Towards the beginning of March, I think; I'm not sure beyond that.) I've been under the assumption that it was due sometime in April, but I checked with one of my classmates today, just to confirm what I already knew, but it turns out I've been wrong this whole time and it's actually due on March 31st.

The due date's never been changed at any point since the project was originally assigned, so I guess I'm just hugging stupid and remembered it wrong; there's not really anyone or anything to blame. I'm glad I checked with my classmate when I did; I should still be able to get a decent project finished between then and now. I was kinda hoping I would be able to finish Earthbound before I did the review over it, but I've got a good enough grasp on all aspects of it that I could do it right now.

Like, it's not the end of the world or anything, but it's a bit of a punch to the gut in a week that's delivered a good one or two of those already, and the cumulative effect of them all is really disheartening.

#1151 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51671 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

Eek. I'm sorry, Foffy. Seems like it might just be this time in the semester, just after spring break and things start to get a little hardcore for everyone. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#1152 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    Aligned Continuity Beauty

  • Supporter
  • 63290 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:36 PM

Attached File  b06.png   6.78KB   0 downloads

 

oh, wait nevermind ..read that again

 

 



#1153 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:00 PM

Eek. I'm sorry, Foffy. Seems like it might just be this time in the semester, just after spring break and things start to get a little hardcore for everyone.

Yeah, this is not a fun time by any measure. My animation project is just so breathtakingly hugged that I'm actually kind of looking forward to the due date this Friday when I'm forced to turn in whatever unfinished garbage I've managed to get done and get a failing grade, because at least I won't have to look at it anymore.

The worst part of working on my animation project is that the culmination of a lot of sub-par work that I was nevertheless really proud of because I wasn't expecting to be able to accomplish anything at all. And then just as I started to have some actual enthusiasm for the work I was doing, all those little mistakes and imperfections started adding up and the whole thing just crashed and burned. I know I should be spending all the time and effort that I can trying to make up for how behind I am on the whole thing, but honestly every moment I spend working on it makes me more miserable. I just wanna set fire to it all and not have to touch it ever again.

#1154 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51671 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:56 PM

Yeah, I really know that feeling. It's almost like seeing just a glimpse of the potential of something right at the end - but keep in mind that the whole point in education is that you get to keep what you learned from that experience. If it's a kind of project you want to pursue, you'll have other, better chances at it, and you know what pitfalls to avoid now. That doesn't make finishing this practice run any more fun or likely rewarding, I know. It doesn't sound like you have time to refactor the bits you like into something that doesn't give you 'Nam flashbacks, which really just leaves pushing through and getting something delivered. But try and think about those things you've done and are doing with it that you're proud of and the fact that you're going to have been successful in those aspects. That's much closer to the product you want than when you started, and you take that experience into the next challenge.

Unrelated: Thoughts?

Edited by Copper Bezel, 22 March 2017 - 11:56 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#1155 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

The idea of printing a sheep brings to mind the episide of Gravity Falls with the copy machine that made clones. If you're suggesting that I clone myself, I'm afraid I'll have to decline; I've always found one of me to be just the right amount.

(Serious mode; re: failure and such: Thank you for conversing with me about this. I try to avoid burdening other people with my problems whenever possible, but sometimes I need someone to talk to, and I appreciate you being here for me when I need you.)

Edited by Foffy the Sheep, 23 March 2017 - 12:12 AM.


#1156 Copper Bezel

Copper Bezel

    Thighs should be seductive.

  • Supporter
  • 51671 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Web Exclusive!
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:28 AM

Glad if anything I said helped. I can understand the urge not to drag people into your problems, because I feel that a lot of the time too, but there's nothing wrong with sharing your frustrations and getting some support. We do a lot of that in Mayhem, after all, and it's a healthy thing. = ] It wouldn't be fair for anyone to expect you to be positive and perfect all the time, and people appreciate the honesty, too. And you're a big support to a lot of us yourself, you know. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 23 March 2017 - 12:28 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#1157 MEDdMI

MEDdMI

    Nonstop Baka

  • Supporter
  • 14850 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Earth... I think
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:18 AM

*hugs Foffy* Copper said it much better than I could. Hang in there!

#1158 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36031 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:32 AM

Yeah, such is the experience of being a student. I still think you'll do alright because you strike me as a highly capable individual. You can do the thing.

#1159 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    Aligned Continuity Beauty

  • Supporter
  • 63290 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:17 AM

You're already smarter than Me... :) so there's that.

 

*hugs* 



#1160 Foffy

Foffy

    Ray of chaotic sunshine

  • Citizen
  • 8756 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

I appreciate the sentiment Destron, and the hugs as well. That said, I think you're smarter than you let on.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: ask thread, ama, stay in teeth, dont do school, always brush your drugs

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users