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Rant, Moan and Rave - 2010 edition
lothar at 8:11PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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oh man I've been feeling werid all day.

one mintue my body temp is fine… the next it feels like my body is burning up…

sounds like youre sick or something

so far my day is sucking cuz i have get up at noon and go sit at the ski lodge even though i domt ski
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Bocaj at 8:12PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOCAJ!!!
HOW DID YOU CHANGE MY B-DAY TO JANUARY 2!?!?


when i posted that, it was still January 1st!! at least here it was.

it was also the midge's birthday.
Ooh…my B-Day is the 1/24, I lied while signing up for TD (my assumed source of yours).
And Happy B-Day Midge!

ozoneocean
Do you realise that's it's 4 years to the day EXACTLY since DD came back from the dead???!!!

It's in the join date under my avatar!
Dark days… but it was a glorious rebirth! Volte did us proud. ^__^
Wow, that means I joined DD 1 year, 3 months, and 1 day after DD was reborn! I assumed it was around more than just about a year when I joined..
Now I feel like I can legitimize scoffing at newly joined members, although then Ozone will just scoff at me… unless we scoff at people together… hehehe…

Don't read Rape.
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HippieVan at 8:13PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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We're already on the second page of this thing? Man, we're a bunch of grumps!
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lba at 9:18PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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Thread title
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The new rant thread needs to be in Roman numerals.
Rant/Vent/Share thread: MMX edition.

;_; No one ever listens to me….

If it's any consolation, I rarely listen to anyone.
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Now that New Year's is past I'm all excited for Spring. Even if it's not coming to the northern states for another 4 or 5 months. I'm ready to get back outside. Being inside all day gives me too much time on my hands.

edit: maybe I shoulda put “socialize” in the title instead of “rant” or “moan”. Seems to me we use this thread more for social chatter than grouching these days.
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ramlama at 9:43PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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my personal goal was to have a larger page count than Osamu Tezuka.

This is pretty impossible. Think of all the things he must have wrote and drew plus all his ideas that we didn't even get to see. No one can out draw the god of manga. shezzzzsh
Lol. When I was younger, my philosophy was that the only way to overcome false limitations was to set impossible goals. Of course, that meant I learned the hard way that not all limitations are false. By running into them at full speed. It was a painful learning process, and I try to be more moderate nowadays.
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Man, all this talk is making me feel bad. What great artists have been really slow and have had a career of small output but are still widely appreciated? Jim Steranko? I'm thinking his overall body of comic work is limited and that he had deadline issues as well.
Leonardo Da Vinci? I mean, compared to his peers he made almost no paintings and actually created so few of his inventions it's hardly worth mentioning- and yet the guy's work is literally among the most recognized worldwide throughout history.

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Since last night was the “we're growing distant” talk, tonight progressed to the “…and here are the irreconcilable differences” talk. Eh. Helluva start to the new year. But, fortunately, it's been one of those things where it's more about both of us finally admitting the goose has been cooked, as opposed to one of us dropping it in the lap of the other as a surprise. It's good to deal with it before it gets nasty.

On the other hand, the bike ride to work today was laaaaaame. It was 9 degrees Fahrenheit outside, before wind chill. My fingers were still hurting hours after I got there >.>
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seventy2 at 10:13PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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I'm all caught up with Doctor who. I can't truly base Matt Smith's future career as the 11th doctor, after only 1 minute of horrible acting. he seemed to be trying to be David Tennant. While it is good to give the fans a little foot rub, isn't each doctor supposed to be new?

also, that ending would have been more emotional, if they hadn't dragged it out.
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I'm gonna love you till the money comes, half of it's gonna be mine someday.
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Skullbie at 11:18PM, Jan. 2, 2010
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I had to take my computer to the geek squad because it wouldn't boot up, and the guy pulled an enormous hairball from the fan =.= It's kind of funny i guess, the guy was incredulous at how big it was compared to the fan.

Welp good thing i didn't have to replace it, it's a bit faster but i still cant save images.
 
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ozoneocean at 2:04AM, Jan. 3, 2010
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i still cant save images.
From the internet?

That's a strange issue… if it's the net you'd suspect a browser issue, but you said you had two different browsers. You know you don't have any viruses that could be preventing you from saving images?

There are other browsers you could test to make sure: Seamonkey, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.
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Cat rat trouble… Last night tomcat carried a wriggling rat inside. He went to the toilet with it (where he likes to eat them, because they can't escape), and a short time later he came back to me with NO rat and an enquiring “Mrow?”

I thought “that was quick!”, thinking he'd eaten it fast, so I went to check if there was any mess… Nothing. so I suspected he lost the damn thing.
I went looking and looking and prety soon I smelled a rat (literally, haha). I sniffed it out near a book case. I looked around the side of it and sure enough there was a fat grey rat waiting down there. But before I could do anything, it scampered of behind the book case!!!!
Well it was 4 am and I wanted to go to bed, and there was no way to extract the rodent… But there was a roll of flywire near by. So I set the long roll up next to the hole and put a weight on one end to close it off.

And now today I went to check the wire, not thinking there'd be anything there… I shook it out and there was the rat; dead.
So I'm a better rat catcher than my cat. :P
Didn't want it to be dead though… There was nothing in the flywire that would've killed it, so it must have been it's wounds (didn't look much wounded), or dehydration because it was so HOT today. Anyway, lucky I set the wire up or it would've hidden somewhere hard to get and died there instead to stink the place up mysteriously. -_-

I would have preferred it to survive though… Then I'd have let it go in a nigbour's backyard :)
 
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I Am The 1337 Master at 6:56AM, Jan. 3, 2010
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We're already on the second page of this thing? Man, we're a bunch of grumps!

Yes. We. Are.
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HippieVan at 10:25AM, Jan. 3, 2010
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I was just looking online and it looks like Haagen Dazs ice cream doesn't have carrageenan! Yay! I haven't had ice cream in forever. Just my luck that it's the most expensive kind, but oh well.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 10:50AM, Jan. 3, 2010
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carrageenan
What the hell is that? Some kind of animal product? You a vegetarian like my sister? Ugh!
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HippieVan at 11:17AM, Jan. 3, 2010
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carrageenan
What the hell is that? Some kind of animal product? You a vegetarian like my sister? Ugh!

Well yes, I am actually. Thanks for the “ugh.”
But no, carrageenan comes from seaweed. Seaweed is a source of MSG, which I'm allergic to.
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lothar at 12:07PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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But no, carrageenan comes from seaweed. Seaweed is a source of MSG, which I'm allergic to.

thats wierd , i always thought MSG was invented by the Japanese hundreds of years ago
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I Am The 1337 Master at 1:36PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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But no, carrageenan comes from seaweed. Seaweed is a source of MSG, which I'm allergic to.

thats wierd , i always thought MSG was invented by the Japanese hundreds of years ago
And then consumed by us Americans now.

To find out if you were vegetarian or not I went and actually read your profile. Either I'm a stalker or just addicted that I'd stoop low enough to pay attention to people. Or I just don't wait well.

Never headbang too hard. My neck feels like sh*t.
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HippieVan at 2:33PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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But no, carrageenan comes from seaweed. Seaweed is a source of MSG, which I'm allergic to.

thats wierd , i always thought MSG was invented by the Japanese hundreds of years ago

I think they more “found” it than invented it…if I remember right, people in Japan started using seaweed in food because it made it taste better, they didn't find out until later that it was because of the glutamate in the seaweed.

There are a lot of different natural sources of it, actually. Tomatoes, potatoes, peas I think, grapes. Those are all pretty low and I've been okay with small amounts of them. Parmesan cheese is really high in free glutamate, I can't have that. That's what I ate right before I had my first allergic reaction. :( No more fettuccine alfredo.

For the most part though, it's processed foods that are really high in monosodium glutamate.
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lastcall at 2:37PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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I have a confession to make. I just spent four days straight with my butt glued to a chair playing World of Warcraft. On the flipside, my druid is almost level 80. Lethargy FTW.
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Red Slayer at 2:43PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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My cat has been missing for two days now…
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gullas at 2:51PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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'sup gang? Long time no see, well what could I possibly rant about…

Well, started the new year by being sick…
I'm gettin mah new laptop hopefully next week or so.
School starts tomorrow…
Had a couple of akward moments in ‘09… prolly will have more of ’em, this year :P
Somehow I've got the nickname “tha playa” in my close group of home-boys :S
Will hopefully manage to graduate, this semester…
Have to apply for a job, tomorrow, for the summer -_-*

*sigh* I guess that's just about it for now >_>
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HippieVan at 2:58PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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My cat has been missing for two days now…


I hope you find it! When my old cat manages to get out he usually disappears for two or three days, and I'm always really worried. He's come back on his own every time, though. Hopefully your cat will do the same. They're pretty clever.
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I hate being forced to play wii fit! :(
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EmilyTheStrange at 5:06PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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My toe is broken and I can't stand up straight.

I tried to clean off my car earlier (it's been snowing nonstop for days) but the cold went right to my foot and then I discovered that a semi-thick layer of ice had developed on my windshield and I just ended up limping back into the house and taking a lot of advil. ;_;

And I REALLY want to go to Starbucks. : <
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Lonnehart at 6:32PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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Ow… broken toes are not fun at all.

My doctor started me on this new double medicine that's supposed to drop my blood pressure down from 170/110 to 130/80. His reasoning is that my kidneys are taking a double hit from my diabetes type II as well as the blood pressure (and I'd like my kidneys to keep working so I don't have to be hooked up to a giant machine later in life that takes over for them… talk about being a slave to a machine…). Just one little snag…

The side effects… sometimes I'm dizzy to the point of wanting to throw up… ugh… not pleasant at all. I've only felt this a few times, near when I started taking the stuff. I hope those side effects do go away soon… in the meantime…

I think I'll go take a videogame joyride in this…



hehehe…
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Aurora Borealis at 9:29PM, Jan. 3, 2010
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WARNING: DON'T READ IF YOU'RE EATING!

day one: I started feeling kinda bad in the afternoon and around 3am it has gotten quite bad. I went to bed around 4am.
day two: I woke up dizzy, nauseous, weak, with my stomach feeling “funny”, trouble keeping ballance, slightly stuffed nose, tired eyes (whenever I'm tired I get blurry vision)… felt like that for about half day when the symptoms started going away and it all became more like… feeling kinda numb, was hard to focus on stuff. In the evening most of that was gone, I felt better, but I could feel my stomach making some noises.
day three: I woke up a bit weak, but much better than the day before… was fine up until the afternoon when I got diarrhea, which now has kept me awake the entire night (at least it's not the painful type).
it's 6am, so I guess it is technically…
day four: stomach still upset, I keep drinking tea and water to replenish fluids. No other problems other than starting to get tired. Not sleepy yet though, plus I'm scared to fall asleep anyway as I'm not sure if I'll be fast enough to get to the toilet if I need to.

So yeah, 2010 started great creatively and turned shitty healthwise (quite literally too).

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In other news…

My artistic goals for 2010? I'm aiming for 12 releases (whether comics, sketchbook or novel, anything printed anyway) and for 500 pages of new comics.
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HippieVan at 12:30AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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Woke up an hour ago. Can't sleep. Second night in a row this has happened, no idea why.
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Aurora Moon at 5:13AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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This morning I dreamt that I was in a porno. I don't know why though. :P and it was the strangest porno ever too, because there weren't that much sex in it, just regular naked people doing everyday stuff like washing lanudry or gaming on their pcs.

and when I asked somebody why we were starring in a porno that had shitload of nudity but not much sex… they responded that this was actually a porno for the purtain folks out there. they could only handle the softcore stuff but nothing hardcore.. or else they'd die of heart attacks.

at the near of the dream, the director gave me an check for a billion dollars, and I was like: “WTF? surely this isn't a mistake?”
and the director told me: “It's not. Actually purtain pornos have been getting popular lately everywhere, so now the business now has enough money to pay every softcore porn star this much money.”

that's when I woke up. I wonder if my sub-conicous's trying to tell me that I should get into the porn business. :P

LOL
I'm on hitatus while I redo one of my webcomics. Be sure to check it out when I'n done! :)
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Skullbie at 6:55AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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This morning I dreamt that I was in a porno. I don't know why though. :P and it was the strangest porno ever too, because there weren't that much sex in it, just regular naked people doing everyday stuff like washing lanudry or gaming on their pcs.

and when I asked somebody why we were starring in a porno that had shitload of nudity but not much sex… they responded that this was actually a porno for the purtain folks out there. they could only handle the softcore stuff but nothing hardcore.. or else they'd die of heart attacks.

at the near of the dream, the director gave me an check for a billion dollars, and I was like: “WTF? surely this isn't a mistake?”
and the director told me: “It's not. Actually purtain pornos have been getting popular lately everywhere, so now the business now has enough money to pay every softcore porn star this much money.”

lol!

My goal for this year is to finish even one comic -_-
 
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ozoneocean at 9:27AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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that's when I woke up. I wonder if my sub-conicous's trying to tell me that I should get into the porn business. :P
Yes. Yes it is :)

It wants you to make the best use of your new camera ;)
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Killer migraine today 13 hours worth. No pills would have any effect, not even tramadol. Add to that the extreme heat here and the power being out for 4 hours and it was a real cock of a day. -____-'

Seems to be better now though (hopefully), and if all goes well tomorrow should be good! I'm getting close to finishing another page of Pinky TA!
 
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same at 9:42AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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that's when I woke up. I wonder if my sub-conicous's trying to tell me that I should get into the porn business. :P
Yes. Yes it is :)

It wants you to make the best use of your new camera ;)


Whats with you and her camera?
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ozoneocean at 9:49AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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Whats with you and her camera?
Her camera and I have been going out for several months now. I wasn't going to say anything, but since you've confronted me directly… Well, it's all out now. :(

Don't judge us!!!
 
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Ironscarf at 10:10AM, Jan. 4, 2010
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Don't judge us!!!

I won't, but my sandwich toaster is devestated.
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Ozone,
I know there's something much more,
Something even non-believers can believe in.
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