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Gerroh

Member Since 04 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 17 2014 03:01 AM

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Stupid Confessions

05 October 2013 - 05:10 AM

Let's get to know each other better and have a little fun in the process.

Gerroh works.
Gerroh works in a store.
I work in a fairly typical store. Old people buy things on sale, young people buy things that are unhealthy, children whine and scream because they can't have the thing with the bows on it. Parents who make me question if we should restrict who can and can't have kids come and go, and people who think they should get a $10 item for $2 because some other customer(for reasons I'll never understand) put it in the spot for the $2 items when the spot where it belongs is one goddamn shelf above make me question my faith in humanity.
As I work, as I go about my job and do the things that need to be done, I need to find ways to entertain myself. I take about 10% of my brain, I allocate that portion to working; it works autonomously while the other 90% of my brain, which contains all the brilliance, creativity, imagination and wonder within me, spaces right the F out.
Songs play in the store at a volume loud enough for people to hear, but not so loud that you can't tune out the trash when its time in the cycle comes.
One of the things I do to entertain myself-- with that 90% of my brain that is spaced out --is make up funny lyrics to the songs that play overhead, or sometimes I just think of things that make me laugh. Things I could say to people. Things I most certainly should not say to people. Things that would be reaaaaaaaally funny, but would totally get me fired in a flash.
So the whole time I'm working, I wander around the store doing things and snickering and giggling and no one has a F'ing clue what I am so entertained by. I can only imagine how weird it is to them, especially since my gait, posture, and general movements are on a Tim Burton level of strange. I would think they assume the store fetched me from a puzzle factory (AKA mental hospital).

Your turn!

Light Ascended Armor Preview

01 October 2013 - 10:46 PM

Some dude went and posted the chat links to the light ascended armor in map chat immediately after I logged in.
Don't know where he got the codes, but here's a look at it on my sylvari nec.

Spoiler

I like parts of it, but overall I think it's just too damn intricate and overly busy. There is such a thing as too much detail. I like the ascended weapons, I do not like this armor.

Suggest Books to Gerroh

28 September 2013 - 04:56 AM

Gerroh likes writing, but so far my writing has been limited to short one-to-two line philosophical questions, and perspectives, and a bit of messy never-ever-ever-finished poetry, and some rants, and... speeches on how much I hate things and how much I love myself.
I'd like to write stories (there are plenty of stories in my head), but seeing as I don't read stories I seem a bit unprepared, and I've found myself gaining an unusual interest in the idea of reading books and stuff.

The problem with all of this is that I don't want to waste my time and money on bad writing, and I want some good stories. I remember in high school I took out a book from the sci-fi section, and it took place on Mars and that seemed like a good start, but Jesus Christ was the story and writing ever atrocious. It stated how each character felt about other characters as cold, hard facts; "Jack had a bone for Julie, Julie felt the same way", etc.

I want some crap I can learn from and enjoy at the same time. I like stories that take a scientific theory to its extreme (see Bioshock: Infinite), or stories which deliver an interesting paradox or philosophical question that makes you think (Which Bioshock: Infinite also does). I want characters that feel like characters, rather than objects being used to make stuff happen; I want to be able to say "Ha! I knew Roberto would say that, that's so him".

I like both fantasy and sci-fi. I remember the last book I read that I liked was called Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood, but I think I'd prefer something a bit more "out there".

And no, I don't want to google because Google suggests books and then I have to go look at reviews and then go back to Google and look at another book and its reviews and it's long and annoying, and really, making a thread about it might help others find books they would enjoy, as well.
And yes, I plan on going to university for writing at some point in the future.

The Undyable Challenge

04 September 2013 - 04:54 AM

Awhile ago, I made a thread called "The Dye Fanatic Challenge", in which I suggested challenging yourselves in your dye schemes. I had thought of making this a regular hobby, coming up with new "challenges" every now and then. Still not decided on it, but here's a new one.

As we know, weapons and backpieces cannot be dyed. Even a couple armor pieces are undyable. So let's make the best out of a bad situation and turn this into a game of sorts. The objective is to make a good-looking outfit that best matches a weapon or backpiece(or both), in both theme and colour.

I feel like I'm cheating a bit, as this was almost the exact same outfit I posted for the dye fanatic challenge with the only difference being a few dyes, but oh well, it's the best match I have. I promise if I do this challenge thing again I'll post a totally different character.

The front:
Spoiler
And from the back:
Spoiler

PS: There's no reward or winner of any sorts because I'm broke, so it's just for fun and showing off.
PPS: +10 pts for matching a backpiece
PPPS: +1000 pts for matching the tentacle beast backpiece

Looking for that Old Feeling

02 September 2013 - 06:50 AM

Every time I listen to music from FFX, FFVII, or FFVIII, I find myself missing those stories, those moments, that experience I had. Now that I'm much older, I can appreciate them a lot more, and wish I could go back and play them(I'm not sure where my PS2 is or if it even works).

So I'm here asking if anyone knows of any other games with stories you can get lost in. Preferably single-player(if such a thing exists anymore) RPG with a bit of romance and humour mixed in. So... basically just something like above Final Fantasies. However, newer Final Fantasy games probably won't interest me, as the Squaresoft-Enix merger killed it, in my opinion. May we never speak the name of that horrible first ever sequel to a FF game. Still, I'll look them up if you guys think one of them is worth looking at.

I wouldn't even mind reading blocks of text, as long as the story and characters can keep me interested, and it would be best if it's available through Steam.

Thanks, guys.

Yeah, Gerroh likes romance, deal with it

Holy goddamn jesus christ. I just now went over to Steam and saw FFVII on the front page, what a goddamn coincidence.