Break

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About Break

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    Senior Otaku
  • Birthday 08/18/1988

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    England
  • Interests
    Many interesting things.
  • Occupation
    Hack
  • Achievements
    1. Been here for ages. 2. Think I invented the '-eh'-endings-on-the-first-letter-of-people's-names craze, if you can call it a craze.
  1. TV

    I love Parks & Recreation. Tom Haverford is the best, but everyone is really good in it. Reminds me of the Office (US) in the way that it's able to run for a long time and build on its characters and really flesh them out rather than relying on a star main character or couple of characters. (Please say nothing about the finale, I've yet to get that far!)
  2. where is everyone? this is so so sad.

  3.   HELLO!     Yeah it's crazy isn't it? I think my original summation of 7, 8 years is definitely off. More like 10+. Wow. Wow, wow, and triple wow.   Loved every minute. I even tiptoed onto OB on Christmas day of all times, as I'm sure many others did. What a jolly good old time we all had. It seems like a dream now. A dream.
  4.   Haha. I thought the same thing about everyone in my hometown in England. I'd actually sink into a terrible malaise every time I came back from holiday and think, 'Why can't I just live in [wherever I'd just been]?'   Where did you go in the Caribbean?
  5. Writing

    e.e. cummings.   Get on board. He's the best.
  6.   Yes. Big time. Ah kuja... You say it seems like such a long time ago, but it actually was, it was like 7, 8 years ago that stuff. Jeh (Jamas Hazaa, is how it started if I remember rightly), Weh, etc. etc. The huge AIM chats everyone used to have. All that stuff.   The RPGs were amazing though. Two that really stick out was a Zelda one, but I can't remember the pretence, and a Megaman one that went on for ages and ages - both really enjoyable.   Those were kind of the 'glory' days, for me. I was younger, I used to come on OB like every night after school until late into the night (early in the morning) posting and, mainly actually, talking on AIM. I was a lot different back then, but a lot stays the same doesn't it? I mean, I'm back here aren't I? Haha.   Mainly, I remember the community. Yep. Amazing people. Hello everyone.   EDIT: Lady Asphyxia - I remember you! "losing all the connections I had on here just sort of makes me want to cry. You guys were my childhood. And it was a good one. " And I can totally get on board with that. Totally.
  7. "One Piece - Let's be honest, it's a very ugly series." Yes. One Piece is something that I kind of caught when I was younger, but never again for many years until a few months ago. My brother absolutely loves One Piece and although, yes as you say, it is a little "ugly" and all that (and can drag out sometimes longer than a saga of Dragonball Z and I know that's saying something), it is at the same time amazing in terms of characterisation. Everything about the One Piece world makes me want to live there (not forever, you know, that's crazy) or play a videogame based there (all those based on it so far have been terribly anticlimactic).   Shame there's like 500 episodes to get through. I can't find the time!
  8. "do not, do NOT, label yourself a tourist or an American if you are an American"   I can imagine why. I even feel that being an English person it's kind of the same stigma. It's actually part of what makes me scared to go 'proper' traveling. So many parts of the world feel off-limits, so to speak - places I'd love to see, because they're beautiful, like Armenia, Georgia, places in the Caucasus, the '-stans' in central Asia. It's a shame really. I'd love to follow the Silk Road but PFFT as if that would ever happen in today's climate, right?   As for where I've been, quite a few places when I was younger (my parents gave me the traveling bug): Jamaica, Venezuela, Honduras, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Western Samoa, Tunisia, South Africa, Fiji, USA (Miami), Canada... I think that's it. As an adult I've done hardly any traveling myself. A few times to Paris with work and my girlfriend, and Marrakech with a friend, but aside from that - nothing. There's so much I want to see though. It's only fear that holds me back, but what's traveling without a little fear, eh? There's plenty of time left to get around. I'd really like to go to India, too. 
  9. Writing

    [SIZE="4"][FONT="System"]Currently I am reading [b]THE BOOK THIEF[/b] by Markus Zusack. I've been wanting to read it ever since I read its blurb in a book shop just around three quarters of a year ago. I think it would be hard for anyone not to be intrigued by the words on the back of that book. Essentially, it is narrated by Death. He is no ordinary depiction of Death, however. And then the way it is written, well it is rich, like a thick chocolate gateuax or a New York cheesecake; Zusack revels in wordplay, colours, character and detail. It is clear that he takes great care to mention the things that people never really notice, like taking your shoes off by using one toe of one foot on the heel of the shoe on the other - little gems like this make it a thoroughly enjoyable read. What I don't particularly enjoy, or rather, what is actually a little bit irritating at times is the character of Death. It is so obviously put across that he is 'different' from the very start, and blatant shows like this don't sit very well with me. I can, however, appreciate what he has done here, and like I said, the book's fantastic. If I were all of you I would read it if I got the chance.[/FONT][/SIZE]
  10. TV

    Desperate Housewives, The IT Crowd, Heston Blumenthal's show whatever it's called (anyone?), and Grand Designs are my current addictions.
  11. Gaming

    Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii, it's very addictive. Tetris on the Gameboy, it's very addictive.
  12. I thought you would be talking about Open Water or The Strangers.
  13. [quote name='Søren'][FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"]I am the last of a dying breed: a prude.[/FONT][/QUOTE] I think everyone's gathered that perhaps that is what I am as well. Good night. :sleep:
  14. [quote name='The Boss'][size=1]A comedian once said "Homophobia is the only phobia that you can be called an intolerant bigot for having... It's like, maybe these people were actually traumatized by homosexuals in their childhood. Like maybe a homosexual fell on them as a baby or something, jumped out of a closet and spooked 'em."[/size][/quote] lol... [quote][i][size=1]I understand the state of your "discomfort" and I know it's not a hostility. I suppose that makes it the truest defintion of "homophobia", heh. I suppose I'm trying to get you to probe your own mind into finding out just why you're uncomfortable about the concept in the first place.[/i][/size][/quote] Feels like I'm at a psychiatrist's lol. Seriously though, I would not say I am homophobic in the least. I'm not scared of being turned gay - that is ridiculous. Maybe I just like to be controversial. Who knows! [quote][i][size=1]I heard the examples that people are scared of "being turned gay". I think that if you are as comfortable with your sexual orientation as I believe I am, that you really won't be so uncomfortable. Maybe it's an issue of knowing yourself better (I'm not directing this directly at you, Break, but all people who have this as an excuse).[/size][/i][/quote] I'm comfortable. I think I probably blew out of proportions how I feel about homosexuals expressing themselves in public. I do not like it, but only a little more than I don't like seeing heterosexual couples doing the same thing. That's only in public though. I really don't care for what they do in private. It would have been simpler just to say "I think it is wrong" and leave it at that :animeswea [quote][i][size=1]I mean, instead of finding arguements to defend your reasons why you are against homosexuality, why not look into yourself and find WHY you are in the first place.[/size[[/i][/quote] Because I'm a terrible upstart and make mountains out of molehills lol. I still believe what I believe though. I must sound very ignorant at the moment, sorry! [i][quote][size=1]I understand that it's a personal opinion, but then again, I don't think it's agreeable if your personal opinion on black people or asian people is a negative one. It's a fellow human being, and you shouldn't be afraid of them (unless you're afraid of people or something, haha, then it's understandable). Or uncomfortable around them.[/size][/QUOTE] Nope, I am a generally quite liberal person, believe it or not. Rights for everyone! But I still think that homosexuality is wrong - it is not the way things should be. If I could find the sources and the evidence I'd write a thesis on why I hold that opinion. There are many reasons that I probably don't even know yet. I'm not uncomfortable around homosexuals, or anyone of differnt ethnicity. As long as they don't plan to insult me, hurt me, or kill me, that's fine. I am so tired. I need to go to bed. Anomaly: I was just being pedantic, it's alright lol. The philosophy of language and rights are bad enough on their own, but when joined together and mingled with sexual orientations I don't think I have the mind to be able to comprehend what I am even saying myself, as much as I'd love to get more in-depth. :sleep: ARGHEDIT: [quote name='Darren']For everyone else who can't justify their feelings: It's predjudice through and through. Even if you say you find yourself uncomfortable being in the presence of a homosexual, it's still predjudice. Wanna know why? Think of it in terms racism. After the civil rights movement, do you really think that most whites were "comfortable" around blacks?[/QUOTE] It's much [i]less[/i] of a prejudice than hating different ethnicities, I am very sure of that. So am I basically being called a bigot? Fair enough. I have said a million times that I tolerate and accept homosexuality, but I still think it is wrong. If I were prejudiced it would mean I judged people before knowing them for themselves, not for being homosexual or [i]whatever[/i] - I don't do that. I think I've argued into so many corners and proved myself a hypocrite more than once. Bed.