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  1. Ryan

    Gaming Gears of War 3

    [quote name='CaNz' timestamp='1305973808' post='707512'] So did any of you guys hear about the Epic and Limited editions? [url="http://www.games-inet.com/news-gow3-limited-and-epic-edition-contents-revealed_1211.html"]http://www.games-ine...ealed_1211.html[/url] If you planned on buying this game new, you might wanna consider upgrading to the Limited edition. 20$ seems to go a long way in terms of fan apparel. THe Epic edition is a bit pricy, but I know people will shell out the cash for that statue. [/quote] [font="Arial"][size="2"]I have high hopes for this game, assuming that some of the glaring issues with the Beta are resolved by shipping day. I was not a fan some spawn placements (as are most gamers with every game) especially on the map "Thrashball" or just the Capture the Leader game type as a whole. I do not believe there is any need for me to go into the Sawed-off shotgun since, I believe, that was most polarizing and criticized issue of the Beta. I have no interest in any of the apparel or the statue, though I know of many who are. They have me contemplating the Epic Edition only for the Infected Omen weapon-skin pack. Unfortunately, Epic Games knows how to take advantage of my weakness for disliking when other's have special in-game content that I am unable to obtain. [img]http://www.otakuboards.com/public/style_emoticons/default/sweatdrop.gif[/img][/size][/font]
  2. Figured the day of the Apocalypse would be the perfect time to sign into OB for the first time in a year.

  3. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

  4. Ryan

    Anyone here from 2001-ish?

    2001 member here, as well. I definitely remember you (along with a large majority of the usernames of people I see responding to this thread). I was more of a lurker rather than a well-known member (my original username being /*NoodleZ*\ or something similarly annoying and immature considering I was eleven when I first found OB). I'm glad to see there are more older members still active than I would have thought. Makes me remember all of the good times I spent here during my childhood.
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    Choices: the Thread

    [COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Black]1. What was the first choice you?ve made that you can remember? [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]? This makes it difficult considering you have to remember it. Hmm. Well, when I was around 5, I grabbed the steering wheel of our truck that my family was in on our way home. I jerked it completely to the left and we went into a ditch and almost flipped over. I was angry because my father was yelling at me for something. At around the same age, I also knocked down my door with a baseball bat because my older sister and babysitter were trying to force me to take a nap and they locked me in my room. I'm not positive which event came first, but I do know that they happened at the same age, so I'd go with one or the other. [COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Black] 2. What was the best choice you ever made? [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]? Realizing in 8th grade that blatantly choosing to conform was about the stupidest thing I could ever do and that it wasn't worth it. [COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Black] 3. What was the worst choice you ever made? [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]? Choosing to be lazy and not work even remotely hard throughout high school. [COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Black] 4. What was the hardest choice you ever made? [/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]? [I]See #2. [/I]It was probably my most difficult choice just because I lost every single one of my 'friends'. It's a very tough thing to go through at that age since you think stereotypes and groups are life. Add that I was headed to high school feeling like a complete outcast, and it wasn't really a great time. I don't regret it one bit, though. [COLOR=DarkRed][FONT=Verdana][/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Music What Are You Listening To?

    'Beside You In Time' by Nine Inch Nails, but I've had the entire album (that being With Teeth) playing for the past 45 minutes or so. I just happened to stumble across this thread towards the end of it.
  7. I've been stuck between Obama and Clinton ever since the primaries began. It's extremely difficult to decide since both candidates are almost mirror images of each other when it comes to their policies. At first I was leaning towards Clinton, then I was somewhat for Obama, then I was back for Clinton. I'm still not so sure my current choice is firm, but I'm for Obama now. I need to make up my mind soon considering I have about two weeks to decide. When it came down to it, I did not like the fact that Hillary is going to mandate her health care plan. Yes, some people may not have health care now because they can't afford it, but some also may not have it because they just don't want it. I know someone that does not have health care even though he could easily afford it. He just does not wish to have it. I can't say that I agree with his choice, but he's definitely entitled to his decision and I don't think that anyone should be able to take that away.
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    RPG Pokemon RPG *Roleplaying*

    The sun shone onto my face as i awoke to a beatiful day. "Yeah! Today i get my pokemon!!!!" I ran as hard as i could downstares and out the door toward Pro. Elm's Lab. and through the door. "Pro. Elm i get my POKEMON!" "Sorry to say this Ryan but all the pokemon r gone no more." "WHAT!!!!!!!!!" "Wait stay right here!" Pro. Elm ran out of the lab and through i door. Soon he returned caring 3 pokeballs. "Here take these i don't have enough time to care for them so i want u to have them." I took the pokeballs excitedly and ran home. I let out the first pokemon. "Poli..WHIRL!" cam a voice. "WOW! A Poliwhirl for me!" Next came a "Starmie!" "Yeah a Starmie!!!!" And last came a "Ampharos!" "An ampharos! That is a good pokemon!" I ran out of the house with them by my sides with a packback full of 10 pokeballs, 5 potions, 5 antidotes, and a ice and burnt berry. My adventure begins!
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    Your Childhood Boogeyman

    [size=1] Whenever I was younger I always had the same nightmare: me walking throughout my house. Each room was lite up by candles and I was home alone. I would walk into my living room and leaning up against the glass door would be this black woman, with cuts and wounds all over her body and face. She was covered in blood and it was running down the door. She just stood there singing and staring at me. My attempts to fall asleep whenever I was younger always failed because in the back of my mind I was thinking about that woman, just staring at me. It frightened me for many years. Now that I am much older, it doesn't scare me anymore. Just something to look back and laugh about. [/size]
  10. [size=1]I have yet to meet my "best friend" in life. I have many friends that I talk to at school on a regular basis, but none ever make the effort to invite me to do anything, but on the other hand, neither do I so there is faults on I aswell. I have no doubt that I will one day find my "best friend". Perhaps in college, maybe. Who knows?[/size]
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    Anime Why Anime grabs you?

    [font=Franklin Gothic Medium][size=1]What attracts me to watch anime? A number of things. 1.) The artwork. Not just in anime, now that I think about it, but in a lot of animated television shows. I have nothing but the upmost respect and admiration for those who have the talents to draw extremely well and I take pleasure in watching it and thinking of the process it takes from pencil on paper to television. 2.)Anime is usually much deeper with more mature-related themes then what may show on Nickelodeon. Nothing against Nickelodeon, as I used to watch it whenever I was younger, but I've grown up (Hence the urge to watch something more grown up.) 3.)I watch because I can relate to it more. No, I cannot relate to a ninja saving the world, but I can to more of the internal conflicts the a lot of main characters, in any anime, deal with. 4.)It is just fun to imagine and daydream, "What if I was in *insert character's name*'s shoes." I think humans in general like to think about themeselves having magical powers or heightened abilities. I could probably go on, but I don't want to become too repetitive, so I will leave this as is. Nice question, by the way.[/size] [/font]
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    What did you want to be ?

    Ever since I could remember I wanted to be a vet, and still, 16 years later there is nothing else that comes close to becoming a vet. Nothing else interests me. I never wanted to be a superhero or a cartoon character, just a vet. :)
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    Figure, or board?

    I would say that both are difficult, just because I can't ice skate or skaterboard without falling on my face, but if I had to choose one I would choose skateboarding, because I tend to fall down more attempting that than ice skating. I have nothing but the upmost admiration to those who are able to perform one or the other or both, because of their high difficulty level.
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    Gaming game where you killed most time on??

    [font=Franklin Gothic Medium]I couldn't even estimate how much time I have spent playing Halo 2, the campaign as well as on Xbox Live. I still play more than 4 hours each day, school day or weekend, and I've had Xbox Live for nearly year. I'm still as addicted to it as I was whenever I received it for Christmas. I don't think it will stop until the next Halo comes out, which won't be for awhile.[/font]
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    Aeon Flux?

    [font=Franklin Gothic Medium]I've never seen the cartoon before, so I don't really know what it is about, so I can't fairly make an opinion, but I don't think that will stop me from wanting to see the hottie known as Charlize Theron.[/font] [img]http://otakuboards.com/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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    Who Are You?

    My name is Ryan. I'm 16 years old and I live in Lubbock, Texas. I have one older sister and my two parents, my mother and father. Whenever I graduate from high school in 2 and a half years I hope to be admitted to Texas ATM to hopefully become a veterinarian. I joined OB a very long time ago, then I was inactive for a few years, but I am trying to get back into the flow of things and be more active and involved.
  17. [size=1] I want to start this off by saying to all Moderators, Super-Mods, Admins etc.. That if this thread has been created in the near past then please let me know. I will delete it as soon as I get something saying that it has. I went through some pages and didn't see anything like it so... This thread is for you to tell who you think the best villian in an anime is. I don't want this to be spammy so please tell Who, Why you think they are the best villian, what anime they are on and maybe a little information about them so people can read a little bit about them incase they haven't seen the series or movie etc.. If this does start to get spamy with just sentences like ," I think Vegeta is." or anything like it I will delete it because this goes against the rules. I hope everyone has fun and if this goes well I might make another thread only with a different topic but similar to this. Confusing? Nevermind then. Thanks! Now, to get onto who I think is the best villian: [b]Villian:[/b] Vegeta [b]Anime they are on:[/b] Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT. [b]Info about them:[/b] Vegeta grew up as a Prince of the Sayians. He wasn't born mean and rude, that is just how he was brought up. That is how everyone was around him so that is why he became the person his is today. He traveled to the planet Earth to destroy it but Son Gokou stopped him from doing that. Vegeta always wanted to be the most powerful person in the universe, but he can't achieve that with Son Gokou in his way. Later on in the series he admits to Son Gokou that Gokou is better than him and he becomes a little bit nicer. He becomes part of the Z Gang but still acts as stubborn as he was when he first came to Earth. [b]Why:[/b] Vegeta is a very interesting character. He tries to act tough in danger then ends up getting himself killed (Frieza Saga). But sometimes he shows a different side to him by accident and you just know that Vegeta is a nice guy inside. He isn ot your typical villian which makes him interesting to me, that is why I picked him as the best villian, even though he isn't a villian for long.[/size]
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    Can you speak, or understand any Japanese?

    [size=1]I don't know any, but I am hoping to learn some, if not a lot in the future. I think it would be great to be trilingual (English/Spanish for me at the moment.) I envy those who are able to pick up on Japanese well, it seems like a very tough language.[/size]
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    what are you listening to?

    Duality by Slipknot
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    what are you listening to?

    [size=1][color=navy] "The Nameless" by Slipknot [/size][/color]
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    Peter Jennings Dies at 67

    [QUOTE=Chaos]That's basically it there. The problem with this line is that Killer7 mentions him being a newscaster...and that's it. No accounts of meritous acts, no stories of brash heroism, or even of mild civility. Just a news reporter. [/QUOTE] [size=1][color=Navy]So what you are saying is a person has to have achieved meritous acts or brash heroism to be respected?[/color][/size] [quote=Mitch] Yet, the death of one is a tragedy. The death of a million, of a thousand. . .it doesn't even matter.[/quote] [size=1][color=Navy]Who here has said that it doesn't matter? Why even bring that up, something that has nothing to do with the topic of this thread. No one said that the deaths of the Holocaust or the soldiers in Iraq don't matter, so don't go putting words into other's mouths.[/color][/size]
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    Peter Jennings Dies at 67

    [size=1][color=navy]Nowhere have I read anyone say "because he was a news anchor, that you must respect him" so I have no clue where Chaos and Mitch came up with that statement.[/size][/color]
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    How well can you swim?

    [size=1][color=Navy]My parents always tried to take me to swim lessons, but I never wanted to, and I guess they thought it would be easier to just not take me so they wouldn't have to listen to me complain about going. I don't know how to swim, but it doesn't matter considering I have a phobia of large bodies of water (lakes, ocean etc.) and even though a pool is much larger, I would prefer not going in.[/color][/size]
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    I wonder?

    I used to play, whenever I was younger, but I've lost interest since then. I just have all of them in a large polybinder somewhere in my closet. I may sell them in the future for some money if I can find some others that want them.
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    Peter Jennings Dies at 67

    He was a news anchor on ABC for a number of years, Mitch. Just mentioning...