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For all you old folks, where did you hang out as teenagers?
Lonnehart at 1:17AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I liked to hang out at the video game arcade. It was so great to be there at 15 years of age, when everyone around you could tell you what a loser you…. er… scratch that! Everyone who saw you play could actually see your score and grumble about how good you play. Also hung out at the local fast food place near my place (they closed down long before I returned home from serving in the military). Too bad they're all closed now, but those were good times. :)

but it sucks that all my friends are married with kids and they (jokingly) make fun of my single status… T_T
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Aurora Borealis at 2:04AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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At home, reading books, drawing, writing, reading comics, watching cartoons… I'm not very social.

Being 29 counts as old, right?
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lothar at 2:32AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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i used to hang around down by the river drinkin 40s and shooting things and starting fires . also standing real close to oncoming freight trains and scoring with chicks like mad !!!
then i grew up and left the country
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Ironscarf at 3:39AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Single eh? Hahahahahahahahahaahahahaha!!!!

Er, anyway, before 16, outside the corner shop with a packet of wine gums, or rocking out with friends in a garden shed. 16 upwards, pubs, clubs and park benches in the dark.
 
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Scribe_Drizz at 4:36AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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When I was in high school, I wasn't allowed to go anywhere on my own. An older cousin would get $5 an hour for “babysitting” me on nights I wanted to go out. He would give me ten bucks and drop me off at the arcade next door to the stereo shop where he worked. I played a lot of Capcom. When I started to drive myself around, I would still go to the arcade. My friends really liked bowling and we'd go to the bowling alley, but I didn't enjoy it much. Other than that, I usually stayed at home or went to a friend's house.
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Chernobog at 7:32AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Hung out in the woods by myself. Mornings, nights, noons, didn't matter.
Glorious alone time without a nagging sound or preppy insult anywhere.
 
 
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ozoneocean at 7:56AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I drew a lot, read a lot, hung out with friends a lot, went to the beach a lot… Where? At home, at the beach, at friend's places, at the cinema, in arcades, at the river, in parks, in the bush, in the city, all over I suppose.
I think I preferred to read and draw more than anything.

My other big passion was making stuff. With friends and without. I mainly made a LOT of crossbows and other related projectile weaponry. It got to be quite a passion… they could shoot through steel.
I even made one as an art project in art school and did quite well with it :)
I gave that up in the end because they were just too dangerous.
-So I hung out in garages and sheds a lot working with various tools.

I still love to make things ^___^
 
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amanda at 8:58AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I did extracurricular EVERYTHING and got a job as soon as I turned 16 just to avoid being home. So… working, soccer, madrigal choir, yearbook, acadec, track, and tennis.
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Aurora Borealis at 9:28AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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My other big passion was making stuff. With friends and without. I mainly made a LOT of crossbows and other related projectile weaponry. It got to be quite a passion… they could shoot through steel.
I even made one as an art project in art school and did quite well with it :)
I gave that up in the end because they were just too dangerous.
-So I hung out in garages and sheds a lot working with various tools.

I still love to make things ^___^
I always wanted to mess around with archery a bit. But I really hate the look of the modern bows. They look like a bicycle frame with a bunch of pulleys and ropes, as if I was going to hang my washing on them. Ugh.

Although I've seen auctions with traditional bows, so maybe once I'm better off financially and know where to shoot these things safely… as far as I know you don't need any permit on these things over here (especially since they're not very funcional as concealed weapons). Kinda funny that you can have bow and arrows but not baseball bats where I live, haha.
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lothar at 9:53AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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crossbows and other related projectile weaponry

heheheheh , i never heard of somebody else who made a crossbow ,mine couldnt shoot through steel but it prolly would a killed somebody had i not been an expert marksman at shooting telephone poles , i also tryed to make a catapult , but it didnt work out too well
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same at 10:04AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Im nineteen. Ha! I shant be old ever. Well actually i might as well be. I dont go out, dont have a lot of friends anymore and dont do alot. So i shall reminisce about the days when i was single and did stuff.

I used to hang around the in the town center and get drunk and stone… Uhhh… Intoxicated..? With my apparent friends. Then i got a girlfriend, stopped being stupid and joined a course in college. But during college we used to go into town and just mess around.
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ozoneocean at 10:22AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I always wanted to mess around with archery a bit. But I really hate the look of the modern bows. They look like a bicycle frame with a bunch of pulleys and ropes, as if I was going to hang my washing on them. Ugh.
Yeah, they're a bit fugly… Longbows are easy to make though. I've still got an old one I made out of a bamboo branch somewhere. Surprisingly powerful.

lothar
heheheheh , i never heard of somebody else who made a crossbow ,mine couldnt shoot through steel but it prolly would a killed somebody had i not been an expert marksman at shooting telephone poles , i also tryed to make a catapult , but it didnt work out too well
lol! The model that could shoot through steel split in half explosively one day while I was aiming at something… It's a miracle I wasn't badly hurt. So I scaled right back on power after that.
I even made a crossbow/tripwire trap device thingo… but it was too dangerous to have something like that so I broke it up. -_-

My catapults didn't work too well either. One almost mashed my hand to a pulp (it went black and swelled like a balloon. I don't know how I didn't break any bones in it)
 
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usedbooks at 12:07PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Not sure if I'm an old folk, but I'm not a teen.

High school: Sat in my room reading and writing
College: Sat in my room watching TV and studying
Now: Sit in my room drawing and applying for jobs

Oh how things change…

Aside from that, I loved going to movies and plays (still do, but can't afford it); that was always with my family not with peers. We lived in a little nothing town, so there was no mall or hang-out places to speak of. I sometimes took off on my own into the woods to just sit and listen to nature.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 12:10PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I'm no oldie…oldies. Ha! I'm on this thread and younger than Same! :P :)
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cartoonprofessor at 12:56PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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My other big passion was making stuff. With friends and without. I mainly made a LOT of crossbows and other related projectile weaponry. It got to be quite a passion… they could shoot through steel.
I even made one as an art project in art school and did quite well with it :)
I gave that up in the end because they were just too dangerous.
-So I hung out in garages and sheds a lot working with various tools.

I still love to make things ^___^
LIkewise.

Growing up on a bush property, I made my own entertainment in the form of crossbows, long-range slingshots, swords, etc. I designed a slingshot that could throw a rock well over two hundred metres (was actually thinking about patenting it a few years ago).

A favourite game was to shoot a hunting arrow straight up in the air using an an old compound bow… the idea was to get as close as possible to where it landed (you had to stop moving as soon as it hit the ground). Nowadays, the thought of doing that makes my skin crawl… crazy kids huh?

Spent a lot of time in the bush, exploring for many miles, often riding or walking ten or twenty miles in a day, sometimes by myself, sometimes with a neighbour my age who lived in the next valley. Pretty much an ideal childhood/teen years in that way.

I also spent many hours before and after school ‘hanging out’ on the school basketball court with a large group of mates… I was the top player in my school and played rep all over the state (not as big a deal as it sounds here in Australia where everybody plays ‘footy’ and basketball was considered a ‘wuss’ game).
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same at 1:15PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I'm no oldie…oldies. Ha! I'm on this thread and younger than Same! :P :)

Get out of this thread you rascal. Well have none of your youthful shenanigans here!
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Scribe_Drizz at 6:31PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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For realz?

Now I don't feel so alone. ^_^
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Lonnehart at 6:53PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Single eh? Hahahahahahahahahaahahahaha!!!!

T_T

Actually a lot of things have prevented me from settling down… and now it's kinda too late to even think of that…

Also hung out around the back of my house a lot when I was 10 or so… it was so much fun building make believe cars and stuff from all the junk back there.

*plots to have Ironscarf signed up as the next lucky contestant on Smash TV*
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Ironscarf at 7:53PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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*plots to have Ironscarf signed up as the next lucky contestant on Smash TV*
I have no idea what that is but I'm guessing it's not good!

It's never too late, but there are plenty of married guys who would envy you!
 
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Lonnehart at 10:57PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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*plots to have Ironscarf signed up as the next lucky contestant on Smash TV*
I have no idea what that is but I'm guessing it's not good!

It's never too late, but there are plenty of married guys who would envy you!

XB360 Arcade Classic: Smash TV

While this game wasn't around when I was younger, I did play it when I was in the army at the time. :)
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 1:07AM, Jan. 12, 2010
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Well considering how I'm only 20 I feel like I must point out how this topic is discrimanating based on age! But then agian since I was a lonely loser and had no where to hang out when I was a teenager I feel like I must point out how this topic also discrimanating based on experience! Double discrimanating?! I'm shock by you all XD

But for reals the pool hall/arcade was always fun.

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same at 1:45AM, Jan. 12, 2010
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*plots to have Ironscarf signed up as the next lucky contestant on Smash TV*
I have no idea what that is but I'm guessing it's not good!



Doesnt even know what smash TV is. Lol. Didnt you ever have a snes or a genesis/megadrive?
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Ironscarf at 1:48AM, Jan. 12, 2010
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Doesnt even know what smash TV is. Lol. Didnt you ever have a snes or a genesis/megadrive?

No. When I was your age we only had bats - bats and balls made of wood and - oh never mind.
 
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amanda at 12:37PM, Jan. 12, 2010
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Always a pleasure to meet fellow acadorks, Scribe_Drizz ^.^
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same at 2:37PM, Jan. 12, 2010
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Too many young whipper snappers in this here thread!
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Scribe_Drizz at 3:39AM, Jan. 13, 2010
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Always a pleasure to meet fellow acadorks, Scribe_Drizz ^.^
Yay!

Would you prefer a high-five or a pinkie-link?
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ozoneocean at 5:38AM, Jan. 13, 2010
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pinkie-link?
Here you go: www.PinkyTA.com
 
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Scribe_Drizz at 11:01AM, Jan. 13, 2010
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pinkie-link?
Here you go: www.PinkyTA.com
Wrong pinkies!
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amanda at 11:38AM, Jan. 13, 2010
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I'm definitely more of a high five girl, but reading PinkyTA isn't a bad use of pinkies.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 3:45PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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Too many young whipper snappers in this here thread!
3 to boot?

Agggh! Rage of the old people!

(run slow)
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