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@  Telly : (30 April 2017 - 09:46 PM)

" his weakness to fire." i can see the battle now: "you may have beat me to a bloody pulp, broken both my legs and shattered my spine, but i have a LIT MATCH!! whatre you gonna do NOW???"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 April 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Damn the shoutbox won't accept Asian script.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 April 2017 - 06:39 PM)

許されざる者よ!

@  Paladin : (30 April 2017 - 06:35 PM)

he's also addicted to Oreos. so, two weaknesses. :p

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 06:34 PM)

I remember Justice League left out his eye beams and played down his strength a bit, which I presume was done to help deifferentiate him from Superman.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 06:32 PM)

There's a reason why he's considered one of the most powerful of the JLA. Only one they can depend on to defeat him is Plastic Man, due to his brain's malleability.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:27 PM)

Wow, reading about all his powers, he's actually kind of overpowered aside from his weakness to fire.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Martian Manhunter can disguise himself as anyone, shrink, grow, become invisible, stretch out his limbs, pop out extra arms, change his arms into blades, do all sorts of psychic stuff...

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:22 PM)

Which is kind of dumb. Aside from being a super-strong flying alien with eye beams that wears a cape and has super senses, there's a lot of differences.

@  Paladin : (30 April 2017 - 06:18 PM)

the higher-ups at WB apparently consider Martian Manhunter redundant- a "green Superman." that''s suposedly why hes left out.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:16 PM)

I wouldn't mind seeing them put Steel in one of the DCEU movies, as long as they're better than the last three.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:12 PM)

Really, he should be one of the easiest JL members to cast. You can take any guy of any race who's muscular enough for the role. It'd probably piss off the purists who want everything to be as close to the comics as possible, but you can't do anything without pissing them off.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Foffy's right. I mean, they don't have to keep Martian Manhunter white. He can disguise himself as any race.

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 06:08 PM)

@Paladin I feel like Martian Manhunter would probably be played by a black actor anyway, though? I mean, his VAs in both the DCAU and The Batman were african american. Also, movies are a separate medium from comics.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:08 PM)

He's, like, the least interesting Earth GL.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:08 PM)

Hal Jordan is honestly a really boring character.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 06:04 PM)

I mean, I don't hate Aquaman or Hal Jordan, but I like Martian Manhunter a lot more.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 06:02 PM)

Meh, if I were then I would have just used John Stewart as Green Lantern, but I'd also have used Wally West instead of Barry Allen.

@  Paladin : (30 April 2017 - 05:59 PM)

because then WB has a reason/excuse to actually cast a black guy in the movie.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:52 PM)

Nah, just stick him on a Wildstorm title, great idea.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:52 PM)

Like, it's nice have Cybog getting his dues, but you could've have had him replaced Aquaman, not the guy who's literally been on every incarnation of the team and is it's heart and soul.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:51 PM)

Why on the New 52, Martian Manhunter isn't one of the finding JLA members.

@  Verity Carlo : (30 April 2017 - 05:50 PM)

You know what I'll never understand?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 April 2017 - 05:01 PM)

There are shops with lots of pre-owned stuff like Mandarake, so it doesn't necessarily need to be retail, depending on where he's going.

@  Msol : (30 April 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Every other MP I want I have. I wonder how cheap Inferno is at retail...

@  Msol : (30 April 2017 - 04:19 PM)

I wonder if Star Saber is still around at retail. I don't know what it all looks like over there.

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Ask them to bring back a real live japanese person for you.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 April 2017 - 04:01 PM)

I'd say "any TF you don't already have" but I guess that's too general.

@  Msol : (30 April 2017 - 03:46 PM)

So hey I've got a buddy going to Japan for a vacation. What would be a good thing for him to bring back for me on the cheap? I've already got MP-36 so I'm not sure what else would worthwile...

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 12:11 PM)

*Clicks on link* Ooh, that is a lovely webcomic, thank you. I'm going to have to bookmark this.

@  Rycochet : (30 April 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Breaking Cat News is a pretty awesome webcomic.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 09:49 AM)

Brawl in the Family's my favorite webcomic.

@  Evac : (30 April 2017 - 09:48 AM)

You're a penguin, Dedede! You're a grumpy, grouchy guy! Your aggravating antics even sicken Sakurai, Dedede-EE! The only game you deserve is on the PHILLIPS CD-I! You're a mean king, Dedede! You've got Tektites in your smile! You've got all the wrath of Ganondorf, but only half the style, Dedede-EE! You'd even steal a painting of A SEASICK CROCODILE! I think I hate you, Dedede! You pathetic, putrid punk! You're as rancid as a Redead in a landfill full of junk, Dedede-EE! You miserable end-boss, you make me sick! And you can't even keep a pink puffball out of your hair! Three words that describe you best would be "stink, STANK, STUNK!"

@  unluckiness : (30 April 2017 - 09:27 AM)

if you like it you should have put a ring on it

@  2017 : (30 April 2017 - 09:09 AM)

There's nothing wrong with it, it's 99% of the time a joke term.

@  Pennpenn : (30 April 2017 - 08:39 AM)

I'll be gladder when the term "waifu" gets somehow deleted from existence, or at least falls out of common (or any) use.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (30 April 2017 - 04:36 AM)

Blasphemy! Zero Suit Samus forever!

@  Foffy : (30 April 2017 - 03:31 AM)

That feeling when you finally realize that King Dedede is the best waifu and all others are shit.

@  Pennpenn : (29 April 2017 - 08:35 PM)

There are probably plenty of people who wouldn't know them from Adam. Me, for example.

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 08:18 PM)

not from me. id just put him on ignore

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 April 2017 - 08:16 PM)

I thought of something else about TFW2005 versus the Allspark. If Ignash was allowed back here, wouldn't that initiate lots of frustration and/or abandonment by people here?

@  Telly : (29 April 2017 - 08:09 PM)

with FRIGGIN laser beams on their FRIGGIN heads!

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 04:32 PM)

the do this to sharks. Friggin' sharks!

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 04:31 PM)

they don't kill. they eat half of your face, and you're left with a hideous tumor where the barnacle is.

@  Locoman : (29 April 2017 - 03:49 PM)

Perhaps the barnacle, consumed with guilt at what he'd done, took his own life after killing everyone

@  Lazy Garou : (29 April 2017 - 02:28 PM)

parasitic barnacles are the stuff of nightmares

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2017 - 01:39 PM)

But barnacles don't have- *checks* "The main sense of barnacles appears to be touch, with the hairs on the limbs being especially sensitive. The adult also has a single eye, although this is probably only capable of sensing the difference between light and dark.[4]This eye is derived from the primarynaupliar eye." Huh.

@  ▲ndrusi : (29 April 2017 - 01:29 PM)

He looked in a mirror

@  Evac : (29 April 2017 - 01:26 PM)

He was killed by his own ugliness. Kind of a "Hoist by His Own Petard" thing.

@  MEDdMI : (29 April 2017 - 01:12 PM)

How did the barnacle get killed if everyone died from his ugliness?


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#1 Blacknife

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:46 PM

The following may be a short novella...you are warned.

I have a female co-worker friend {she actually now works in a different department than me, but basically we met while working in same department}.


She and I started hanging out about six years ago. Complete best friends, loved doing stuff day in day out, etc, etc. She and I started planning trips like to Italy. She also stated she didn't feel attracted. She was rather toxic at first because of her back and forth with her ex at the time.

About toward the third year of hanging out, I started developing feelings. I was in complete denial about them, and basically they did not play out in a good way {I didn't try anything, but basically I was acting jealous towards other guys she'd mention, my mom was telling me I was treating it like a relationship rather than friendship}. Eventually, it all boiled out, She and I got into a fight about stupid things, I admitted to my stupid crap. Eventually after fight, there was a reconciliation. For awhile it was going good, but the feelings just hit like a ton of bricks...no more denial. Admitted them, she didn't feel the same.

As strange as this might sound, when I admitted them I never asked her out. I have a philosophy of respecting her wishes no matter how I felt. She'd have to be the one to change her mind.

For about a good six months, She and I had zero communication. She started small communication again through work, and eventually we have now gotten back to where our friendship was in the first place. My feelings are pretty "in check" right now. Admitting them way back was a huge release valve. Also, at the time they happened, I was effectively "rebounding" in an emotional sense. And, like stated earlier, She was going through a lot of crap with her then long term ex...no excuse for toxicity...but still.


I told her upfront that if we hung out again, I wasn't sure how my feelings would go. Well, I know that they are in fact starting to build up again. Since there's no denial factor, I'm handling them way better. I don't make our hanging out about what I want, but about our friendship. She's even complimented me about how I've handled it versus a lot of her other suitors that keep coming after being told no.

She's currently dating someone else right now. This is a big help since it makes it easier for me to handle my feelings.

But now, something else has come up.

She wants me to fake a relationship for fun on Facebook. She's one of those gals that has fake married her best gal pal so she wouldn't constantly change her status {she's been in and out of a lot of other relationships since finally being done with said ex ...} and not be bothered by guys {the latter part didn't really work...}. Lately, she has grown irritated with said pal, and suggested to me to change her status to one of being in relationship with me. She and I even went today to a mall and got some pictures taking that are cutesy couple kind at a photo booth for some proof. We are set to hang out for the weekend with one of our mutual friends for his birthday to give even more "proof".

During this time, she made sure to insist on bringing up that it's a joke, brought up her guy, and that I'm the only one who can handle it without taking it seriously (again, feelings aside, I hate the idea of cheating more than any feelings I have)

Now, the part about the fake relationship is the idiocy of which I speak. Also, naturally, just the sheer factors involved that may play upon my own emotions. If I knew I couldn't handle it at all, I would have made some excuse to bow out. At some point of time, I just might have to do so anyway {she said she'd go back to being "single" again after we've pulled our little stunt}.

So, what I'm looking for is an opin I guess. Should I stop things short, or just continue to roll with this? I know nothing will happen. I have no delusions of this. Some friends have told me that I should roll with it because she might have changed her mind and seeing how comfortable she is potentially getting involved. Some friends have told me that I should remember the past of her being a rather toxic friend during our initial friendship (and as much as I corrected my crap, she has done a 180 as well and corrected her toxic behavior...all though a part of me just wonders if the toxicity has simply taken a 'nicer' form).

Edited by Blacknife, 02 September 2012 - 03:30 PM.

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#2 Liege

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

She seems pretty manipulative and asking you to 'pretend' to be her bf while knowing you have feelings for her is cold. Cotninue being friends with her if you want, but don't go along with this bs.

Her entire reasoning behind the fake relationship seems pretty trivial also. Giving her a reason to stop changing her fb status and preventing unwanted attention from d-bags is a piss-poor reason to debase yourself for this woman and makes her come across as weak willed.
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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#3 Lizard King

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

That just sounds like a cluster hug dude

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

Fake facebook statues? Really? Really? This is what people do? No.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:31 PM

Seriously, end this now. Your feelings do hugging matter. Don't put them aside. There's better friendships out there than whatever you've got going on here.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:32 PM

Say "Hahaha.. but seriously, no."

Maybe follow up with "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard" for good measure.



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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

she is immature and doesn't deserve your friendship. She is using you because you lack balls.

been there, done that......don't be a doormat.

on the other hand had you never had feelings for her and she asked you to do the fake FB thing, then there wouldnt be a big deal at all. Thats not the case though.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:43 PM

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She seems pretty manipulative and asking you to 'pretend' to be her bf while knowing you have feelings for her is cold. Cotninue being friends with her if you want, but don't go along with this bs.


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#9 Blacknife

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:51 PM

Actually the whole "marry your best friend" thing for gals seems pretty common to me, she's not the only co-worker or female friend I know that I've had on Facebook that's done this ...especially if they are constantly on-off with an ex... that was more of my opinion than her actually stating that up front.


It hasn't been done yet, but there was thought over doing it on the weekend.

And, yeah, I thought I might get the answer of toxicity being in different form...


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:59 PM

Dude, you need to get as far away from this toxic hot mess as you can. REAL friends don't put you in these positions.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:05 AM

I don't like it. Tell her to change her status to "in a relationship" and leave it there. I really don't think any reasonable person needs her to prove it with pictures and a name.

She's hurting you and it isn't fair.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE(Blacknife @ Feb 8 2012, 11:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually the whole "marry your best friend" thing for gals seems pretty common to me, she's not the only co-worker or female friend I know that I've had on Facebook that's done this ...especially if they are constantly on-off with an ex... that was more of my opinion than her actually stating that up front.


It hasn't been done yet, but there was thought over doing it on the weekend.

And, yeah, I thought I might get the answer of toxicity being in different form...


Yeah, for girls. Don't let her emasculate you. The fact that she is using you like this just shows that she see's you as one of the girls and that you don't ever have a shot with her unless you do something to drastically change her opinion of you (which outside of crappy rom-coms are incredibly rare).

Don't let this be a repeat of the Bass X0 thread and please take our advice.
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:16 AM

Someone go get Ackbar.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:31 AM

This one falls under the heading of, "if you have to ask, then you already know."

She is hurting you.

On purpose.

For fun.

Don't let her. End any contact with her now. She is not a friend. You are a toy for her to play with. Your feelings are a toy for her to play with.

Save yourself and cut your losses.

You deserve better than this.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

Karl, if it helps you any, I've been through similarly manipulative behavior. You're a ways ahead of me being that you're aware enough to be able to question whether something is wrong. Please be willing to listen to the answers you're being given.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

I won't get into how it's rotten of her to ask you to fake a relationship on Facebook in the first place, since everyone in the thread has done that, but you ought to also consider how putting a fake relationship on YOUR profile could hamper your own chances, should another interested lady come along and happen to look you up on the Facebooks to see if you're available. That could backfire on you in a big, big way you may not have considered.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:13 AM

Seriously, there's not a Picard Facepalm pic that exists that would be epic enough to illustrate what's wrong with this crap.

Just stop talking to her. Period. You don't need this crap. You are already friend zone level 156 as things stand.

How old are you and she? That sounds like something a bitchy 13 year old girl would do to the mentally-challenged kid that hangs around on the outskirts of the group and thinks he's pretty awesome because the cool kids let him buy them sodas.

That doesn't even include the potential for messing up your future chances at actually seeing a real life tunnel of lust. Say you do this. 6 months from now, you meet an awesome girl. You two hit it off, talk about a date, and you exchange profiles. She's gonna see 'married', think you're a creeper and bolt. If she does stick around long enough to ask you about it, she won't believe you, and she'll ask your 'wife'. Your crazy bag of issues is going to think 'hey, she's gonna steal my pet away! I'm not done playing with him!" and flip out.

In closing: Your life is not a romantic comedy. You will NOT end up with the girl at the end of this. You will end up with a situation you'll be explaining to girls for 15 years, looking like a jackass the whole time.

Tell her to make a fake guy account and photoshop crappy Robert Pattinson magazine scans into her pictures, like every other middle school girl in her department. "I swear to god! Becky, they totally filmed a scene from Breaking Dawn in my living room, and Edward totally saw me in that one pair of jeans I have that doesn't make me look like I have a 2 year old's butt in a full diaper, and he fell in love with me at first siiiiiiight! He totally put his thingy in me, and I'm gonna have his baby just like Bella!"

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#18 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:21 AM

You need to start meeting other girls any way you can. You seem to have already invested WAY too much time in this one, and she's the definition of a dead end

This girl may flip out when YOU start ignoring HER, but that's what is supposed to happen to horrible human beings.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:37 AM

I did my whole dating life thing in reverse. I'm 36 but had a very long term relationship out of the gate (11 years) when I was 19. Effectively, my first girlfriend was best friend and first everything...and so far only one. The co-worker is 26. . I've spent about five (actually seven if you count the mess starting to fall apart for the last two years} years being single attempting to learn everything I never had an opportunity to do so. Much of this experience has come with hanging out with female co-workers like her... So, I have a handicap...every mistake I should have made wasn't done when I was younger. Strange irony is that I get to attack my situations with the wisdom of experience that I've seen my other friends go through, but yet fail to recognize it when it's directed at me (well, except posting novellas).

So, I guess it's a fair assessment to say that my emotional maturity, when it comes to friendships/relationships, is not quite up to par to where I shouldn't be accepting of this behavior.

And, just for explanation, her toxic behavior before was all that kind of "woe is me" attention seeking stuff. She would play victim, then once she got attention, she would cut off communication. Either that, or she would constantly flake out to go be with her "not" long term boyfriend. She actually finally ditched the guy, and no longer pulled that earlier behavior. So, I thought maybe she might have changed.

Then, this kind of came up. I guess the euphoria of the friendship being back, along with my feelings, was blinding me.

For now, I'll just go with the suggestion of her only putting a relationship status on her page. To be honest, it doesn't jive with my principles about cheating...even if I know it's "fake". I won't do any relationship changing on my page. As far as the booth pictures, I'll just tell her not to post them.

And, yeah, if I actually met someone else (and knowing my luck I would actually happen to meet someone if I went through with it...)...it would screw it up.

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#20 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:02 AM

You're never too old to sort your stuff out. Just go out of your way to meet more girls and use the stuff you've seen work for your friends.

You really should confront her by telling her its a stupid idea, though. Quoting Kal's post would be a good place to start.