Started by Blizzard, May 24, 2013, 03:45:38 am
Quote from: winkioI do not speak to bricks, either as individuals or in wall form.
Quote from: Barney StinsonWhen I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.
Quote from: from "The War of Art"Like a magnetized needle floating on a surface of oil, Resistance will unfailingly point true North - meaning that calling or action it most wants to stop us from doing. We can use this. We can use it as a compass. We can navigate by Resistance, letting it guide us to that calling or action that we must follow before all others.
Quote from: Blizzard on November 15, 2013, 02:15:32 am...you can still find friends (outside of campus) and meet another great girlYou shouldn't try to relive the past and "go back to your comfort zone".And always be wary of trying to go back to the past. The only right direction is forward, never backward, even if it's hard sometimes.
Quote from: gameus on October 29, 2013, 08:48:32 pmFor those who have read my shout, it's been a few bumpy days since last wednesday, October 23rd. One of my best and closest friends passed away. His funeral was today and it was absolutely horrid.My friend David, five weeks old, got really sick and had a kidney failure. Ever since, he's been hooked up to a dialysis machine every night before bed. I remember staying the night at his house sometimes and he'd wake up, crying because of agonizing pain. But he'd never give up. He fought through. And despite his torture, he fought his hardest to live a happy normal life. He was never angry or mad or never cussed or mean or anything. He was always cheerful, energetic, very optimistic of everything. He was always there to be a friend and I knew I could count on him making me smile if I had a crappy day. Toughed it out for 15 years. When he finally got a kidney transplant. After all the fight, the wait, the pain, he was free. And for four years, he was living healthy and happy. He could finally be "normal" as he put it. He savored every moment in his life and took every opportunity to enjoy everything it had to offer. Two weeks ago, he told me he didn't want to take medication anymore. He didn't want to have to get shots or get prodded with needles just to make sure his kidney was still holding up. It was the last time I had talked to him and it hadn't occurred to me that it could mean anything. He knew his time was up and he embraced it. His kidney started failing a week and a half later and got extremely ill. And the morning of October 23rd, passed away. I couldn't believe it, the one of few people who actually wanted to live and proved to everybody that he wanted, the very rare exception of a person, one who deserved to live, lost his life. My friend of 10 years was gone and I had no idea how to react other than to lash out in anger (I won't go into any of that, I've already taken my grief out on some very close friends). The funeral was absolutely horrid. It had been the first time I'd seen his parents in two weeks and they still weren't hardly talking to anyone. Open casket, seeing his still body killed me on the inside. Not seeing him constantly fidgeting and bouncing around. Thankfully his parents were glad I was there, they started easing up throughout as I sat next to them through the eulogy. I said my final goodbye as they closed the casket, which I've finally come to terms with. I'm still very edgy and emotional but I'm trying my hardest not to show it right now. So I'm still gonna be uneasy and I probably won't be as active for awhile.Anyways, thanks for letting me share my personal life with such an awesome community. I don't have very many people to talk to.
Quote from: winkio on December 05, 2013, 12:01:45 amI have been very busy for about the past 5 weeks straight, due to overlapping deadlines from classes, fellowships, research, soccer, etc. I ended up missing my final soccer game because my the alarm on my phone didn't go off (due to a software bug). When I woke up, I realized how jam-packed my schedule was, and how much I hated it. I don't want to keep spending 80-90 hours a week doing tedious assignments, attending meetings, and accomplishing nothing that bring me satisfaction. I realized that I was stuck back in the same schedule as the last year of undergrad, which I vowed to avoid this year.I'm not even sure what I want any more. I was hoping that I would find some way to enjoy grad school, and I'll admit that I was before the month of November started, but I really don't want to go through this again twice a year for the next 4-5 years. I doubt that I would find a job much more satisfying, as they are structured in a very similar way. The one big thing I have learned is that in the future, I want to work for myself, either owning my own business, or running my own division or a larger group, etc. Honestly, I would probably have a much better chance of getting employed this way in the gaming industry than in robotics, due to the prevalence and profitability of indie game studios. While I'm not sure what I am going to do in the next year or two, I am now strongly considering a career game development with equal weight to a career in robotics.
Quote from: Zexion on May 24, 2013, 03:27:49 pmYou guys, I know that this is wierd, but I lurked on this forum for about a year before I signed up... I felt like I knew all of you (even tuggernuts, whiterose, and sub) The reason I never joined is because of my incredible shyness that obviously goes away after a while lol. It only took around 2 and a half years!
Quote from: WhiteRose on December 15, 2013, 04:08:06 pmAnyway, I made it into the apartment, and there was this guy sitting on the couch, and he gave me this weird look. I wasn't quite sure what to do, so I stood there for a minute, holding my groceries and thinking about what this guy could possibly be going in my apartment.... And then I realized that I had gone into the wrong building.