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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2011, 07:38:07 AM »
The extremes you mention are one reason I think moderation IS a good thing indeed, Deloria. I feel like there's more tendency to snap from one extreme (nothing at all) to another (EVERYTHING at once) without it. I don't think it'll necessarily happen, but it seems to me it becomes more of a possibility.

I didn't drink or smoke or do anything else that would be 'risque' in high school at all. I started drinking in college, but I kinda eased into it, I only really started after I felt comfortable around my new friends. I tried smoking like....4 times ever, I think, and hated it every time. I've never tried any drugs and don't plan to, I've never really been interested in doing so.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2011, 01:19:22 PM »
Experimentation is important at that age just because teenagers are  going through a time where they are trying to figure out who they are/who they want to be. Also, its important because there is a greater chance of regret later on in life if they don't live at least a little bit.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2011, 04:39:24 PM »
Indeed. There are things I regret not doing when I was younger. None of them, however, are 'man, why didn't I bang that guy?' or 'crap, I should've gotten high that night!' ;) Rather the two things that top my list of things I should've done were (a) gone abroad for a semester in my junior year like I always wanted to, but never did, and (b) dumped the guy I started dating freshman year after six months instead of 2 years!

But, um, right, on topic, uh....

Please Don't Kill Me! But... leetspeak is really friggin' annoying. Learn to spell, people!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2011, 06:57:51 PM »
Pfft, n00b. ;)

Seriously, though, are you referring to 13375p34|< or texting shorthand like "i go for wlk; txt me, k? ttfn"?
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2011, 07:20:40 PM »
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2011, 07:44:46 PM »
Hey guys, no judgement, remember? And yes, I know you're all joking. I like 13375p34k.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2011, 11:34:36 PM »
ok so please don't kill me but...I can't stand it when people update their status on facebook every two seconds just to report to everyone that they are doing their laundry, or watching tv lol.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #87 on: April 25, 2011, 11:43:34 PM »
ok so please don't kill me but...I can't stand it when people update their status on facebook every two seconds just to report to everyone that they are doing their laundry, or watching tv lol.

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I like Facebook, but I try to space my status updates out over a period of days or hours. Furthermore, I try to make them either engaging (like getting people to actually comment on them) or informative (announcing my official return to work after a long absence, for example).I have occasionally announced to all my friends that I'm taking a shower or something, but those status updates are few and far between.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #88 on: April 26, 2011, 08:13:53 AM »
I agree. And also those things on the iPhone where you can say I'm at so and so place. It seems stalkerish to me. someone could  try to track you down at said place. You don't need to share every single minute detail of your day.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #89 on: April 26, 2011, 03:43:53 PM »
So, please don't murder me or assassinate me or some other rather fatal act, but... I hate zombies. I hate the whole craze.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #90 on: April 26, 2011, 04:32:36 PM »
Maybe you'll get turned into a zombie. Then you'll hate yourself. :P

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« Reply #91 on: April 27, 2011, 07:51:22 AM »
I hate zombies. I hate the whole craze.

Me too! And I hate how they show up in so many video games, like Halo, Half Life, Left 4 Dead, etc.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #92 on: April 27, 2011, 08:02:05 AM »
To be fair, Half-Life had zombies before they were big.
And if you want to be technical, they aren't really zombies in the first place, even though everyone calls them that.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #93 on: April 27, 2011, 08:08:45 AM »
Zombies are definitely a fad...but I admit I enjoy it :) But, I enjoy zombie stories that focus more on the idea of what something like that would do to people and society. Which is why Walking Dead rocks (both the show and the graphic novels).

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« Reply #94 on: April 27, 2011, 11:58:14 AM »
I heard they're making a movie of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #95 on: April 27, 2011, 12:04:55 PM »
So, please don't murder me or assassinate me or some other rather fatal act, but... I hate zombies. I hate the whole craze.
I don't get it either!  What's the big deal?!  They're even taking classics like Pride and Prejudice and making it all about zombies. ::) So ridiculous!

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I heard they're making a movie of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #96 on: April 27, 2011, 01:19:41 PM »
I found it pretty amusing in PP&Z, if silly, but it was meant to be silly. The zombie stuff in there is largely incidental to the story--the basics of the whole thing are the same. Apart from Elizabeth and her sisters having studied as some kind of Shaolin Temple to become masters in martial arts and killing zombies, anyways.  ;D

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« Reply #97 on: April 28, 2011, 04:32:52 PM »
I may hate Zombies, but my friend loves them. so much so that she's started calling me Steve The Undead Zombie. I don't know where Steve came from, but whatever. She's now intent on making it a saturday morning cartoon/video game. She's already got the jingle and character sketches down. Don't be surprised if you see a Steve The Undead Zombie game coming out of Phoenix down the line. My friend also insists that I voice steve. Why? Because, technically, he's me. He's my alter-ego. And I gotta admit, it's the only zombie thing I'd like. I do hate zombies though. I never did like them. I gotta say though, this fad has lasted far longer than I imagined it would have.
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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #98 on: April 28, 2011, 04:46:04 PM »
Speaking of zombies...

I hate stories in the genre of "it was not the blood sucking cannibal virus bears that was the beast, no, it was man".

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Re: Please Don't Kill Me! But...
« Reply #99 on: April 28, 2011, 04:49:25 PM »
I also think the whole zombie fad is silly. I hate the way they've been so overused. I mean, a zombie is a walking corpse which was once alive, had memories, had a past, maybe had a family, has been robbed of its humanity and is now a hideous, rotting monster which has been somehow wrenched out of its own death and which has no emotion but hunger now. That's TERRIFYING! And yet I'm as used to zombies now as I am of, say, McDonalds. They're just *there*.

That said, I think the Thief games did zombies right. They can be properly killed with a bunch of flash bombs or holy water, but both are in short supply. And although you can "kill" them by bashing them with your sword, they'll fall down for 30 seconds or so and then get up again. Some of my most terrifying gaming moments have involved desperately hacking away at a zombie, assuming it's dead, studying its corpse with interest and then almost dying of fright when it suddenly gets back up and kills me in a single blow.

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I know. If you've got a city full of rampaging monsters then it's difficult to argue that man is the real monster. The only story I know of that actually pulls that off is I Am Legend (the book, not the film). Interestingly, they tried to pull off a similar ending in the Will Smith film adaptation, but they'd taken so many (stupid) liberties with the source material that it was just ridiculous. You can't fill the whole world with blood-thirsty, man-tearing monsters and then end with a "We're all the same, but different!" message.
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