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@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Get a different song stuck in your head too. Let them battle for supremacy. Only the strong survive.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 03:53 PM)

Keep listening to it over and over until you got the lyrics memorized. By that point, it will start to fade out of your system.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I've discovered the easiest cure for having a song stuck in your head is overdosing to the point of fatigue.

@  Steevy Maximus : (08 June 2019 - 12:27 PM)

Jedi Fallen Order sure does look a LOT like a Souls style game with Star Wars flavoring

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 06:18 PM)

I have a hard time believing that you speaking at length and with great detail is something you wouldn't be good at. Glad you had fun.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:51 PM)

Funny thing is I wasn't nervous at all. Might have helped that I was able to speak freely due to having assembled my speech from a lot of smaller segments I had previously told to my colleagues on the shopfloor, with a few punchlines added.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

Allegedly I did well. Lots of applause, and was told I was leagues beyond the guy who spoke before me (though that wasn't difficult, that guy was dry as a river on Mars).

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

So I volunteered to hold a small speech at our strike assembly today (lots of Amazon employees, plus some people from IKEA, Smyths toys and some other local retailers).

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 June 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Today Dolly the Sheep and Super Salmon, tomorrow Neo Sapiens. We're through the looking glass people.

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday @Pinkcolliebot

@  Pinkcolliebot : (07 June 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Today's My Birthday!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 June 2019 - 03:16 AM)

Think how many copies of Optimus Prime's brain could fit on that.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 June 2019 - 11:21 PM)

If only Johnny Mnemonic had had $25, he could've saved himself a big headache. 


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#1 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:45 AM

To start, im only posting this here because my parents suggested it, based on the charity work we as a community have done. (if this post is a problem please let me know and im sorry.)
 
3 weeks ago i started having problems with my right foot (this is my bad foot, from all my back injuries, but this was different), so i told my mom to get me the walker because i couldnt use my foot. I took some meds and went to bed and when i woke up saturday i fell into a chair and couldnt move my leg at all.
 
There i stayed for 2 days because no one realized what was actuallly going on, we thought it was just my back being really bad mixed with the flu.
 
Monday i took an ambulance to the hospital and found out i was in Full Kidney Failure, my liver was failing, and i had a mysterious case of Rhabdomyolysis. I also has a mild heart attack and based on how messed up my right arm is, a stroke of some kind.
 
Emergency Dialysis followed, along with tons of tests, and a muscle biopsy of my right leg...So far there are still no answers as to why this happened to me, but the hell thats followed certainly isnt mysterious.
 
I have ZERO use of my right foot, i cannot use it at all. My right leg, from the butt down to the ankle has little to no feeling except pain. And when i say pain, i mean pain like i have never experienced before, especially in my dead foot...its indesceibably intense at times. and my right leg is still swollen as well, which is kinda scary.
 
I am currently in a Rehab facility working on trying to walk and use that leg again...its been a week of that so far and needless to say things look both hopeful and grim.
 
As it stands, my insurance doesnt cover the kind of Hospital Bed i'll need when i eventualy go home, and they dont cover a bunch of other stuff. All we're trying to do is take the burden off my parents a little bit, as we are not people of means (basically dad can afford our rent, bills, and food...wile still haveing a little left over to live on, mom cant work as shes disabled with back problems and a handful of other things, and me, we all know my situation.)
 
I would never come to you guys, hat in hand, like this...but to be honest i'm turning to every possible place i can...and i know the kind of people the Allspark is as a community. So im putting a link to the GOFUNDME page a friend set up for me.
 
I have hope i can survive this...but im scared.
 

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

Oh my god! That sounds horrible. I'll pitch in what I can.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

Dude I really hope things get better for you and that your able to recover


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#4 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:12 PM

thanks guys...can always count on this community.

 

the road ahead is gonna be hard as all...i still cant feel most of my leg or use my foot...but i was able to use the walker and very painfully get to the bathroom, like a big boy! lol

 

so every little milestone counts i guess.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:10 AM

Oh yikes, that's scary, I can't even imagine. *hugs* I'll see what I can do.

Edit: I'll be taking commissions for this. Hopefully it'll help raise more funds.

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#6 D Immortalis

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:13 PM

Figured id give a bit of an update:

 

Both of the physical and occupational therapists are saying im doing much better...theyre letting me "walk" around the room alone and go to the bathroom by myself...i "walked" almost 150ft today.

 

Reason i put Walk in qoutes, is because yes, im up and moving, but i still have no use of my right foot, no feeling in it or the ankle, most of my leg is still swollen and numb...and the pain in the foot/ankle/calf is so insane that none of the other milestones matter to me.

 

i havent slept more than 2.5 hours a night in 4 days...because of the pain.

 

im working hard, im trying, im doing everything i can do...but without the feeling or use of the foot, and with the pain at the level its at...i dont know how much i have in me....and that scares me.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:28 AM

I'm guessing you're already on strong painkillers. Some improvement is good though. Hang in there, we're rooting for you.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

i been on painkillers for almost 20yrs...and what im on now is barely scratching the surface of what i actually need. what i was on in the hospital was working (15mg oxycodone every 4hrs), but my pain management doctor freaked out at that and put me on 2 10mg percocet a day and 2 time release morphine a day...i might as well be taking ibuprofren.

 

i just want to be comfortable...but its starting to look like that'll never happen again.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:53 AM

If you've been taking painkillers for that long, that may be the cause of the kidney failure. The rhabdomyolysis on the other hand may be due to the back injury you sustained. While most injuries don't cause rhabdomyolysis at such a level, decreased kidney function would mean that the myoglobin couldn't be disposed of and it accumulated in the blood. This in turn would have caused some liver damage. Can't be 100% sure without a full history and record though. 

 

From what you described, it seems that you were in a state of uremia. While it's hell during the condition itself and the immediate recovery period, once your body chemistry starts to stabilize, the symptoms should become more tolerable. Take things slowly, because decreased renal function doesn't cause any symptoms until the body chemistry is completely and totally hugged up. While it's hard to say up to what extent without knowing the state of your kidneys and other comorbid conditions, with proper medication and lifestyle, most patients regain quite a bit of function. 

 

The most important thing right now is to find out the etiology of the kidney injury. 


Edited by unluckiness, 08 April 2019 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

from what the doctors have said, even though they have no real idea why it happened (though i think my friend and i figured it out...ill get tothat in a second)...they think its more likely all the OTC stuff i took, like ibuprofren, aleve, asprin, and tylenol. (yes i took that stuff along with the painkillers and muscle relaxers, my pain has been that bad for the past year, even post surgery)...but again, they have no idea.

 

my kidneys and kidney functions are both close to 100% with no permanent damage...same with my liver...thankfully.

 

Ok, so a few months ago they said i had a "fatty liver" and my triglycerides were a little elevated...so they put me on Fenofibrate. since ive been on it, i havent felt great...muscle aches, headaches, kidney pain (i thought were kidney stones)....turns out theres a REALLY RARE side effect of Fenofibrate that does everything that happened to me...but my doctor poo-poo'd that idea....its still the best answer i got.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:17 PM

Monotherapy with fibrates have a very small chance of rhabdomyolysis. Like, so small that theyll write research papers examining that one case.

If you take them with at the same time as statins though, the risk is quite high.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:22 PM

yeah, i know the risk is super low...but ive gotten rare side effects from stuff before, ive gotten rare versions of pneumonia, the issue with my back in the way they've happened and the effects on the rest of my body are sort of a mystery (some doctors have described it as some for of "A Degenerative Bone Disorder", but have never been able to figure it out)...

 

so, for me to get something that has like a .01 chance of happening isn't out of the realm of possibility, lol.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 01:49 AM

May be an autoimmune condition like polymyositis if there's no kidney involvement (good news that, by the way). The muscle biopsy and bloodwork should confirm or rule that out. 


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:44 PM

the biopsy results came back inconclusive...so theres that lol


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:37 PM

so tomorrow i go home. back into the hel that was my life, only now its worse! hoooray!

 

'eh...knowing my new limitations is hard...owning my own wheelchair is kinda a thing that's killing me.

 

im so scared, and im so lost, and I just feel like I don't know how much ive got in me to live in this "new normal".

 

sigh.


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