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General Chat / Re: Colors that remind you of...
« on: December 15, 2012, 11:03:07 AM »
Any combination of black and yellow, like in the following image:

...always makes me think of Trini:

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: December 12, 2012, 10:50:47 PM »
Wow, the comments beneath that article are so uplifting and heartfelt.

Video Game Chat / Re: Favorite Video Game Song
« on: December 11, 2012, 08:03:45 PM »
Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic 2.  I like most Sonic music (Hydrocity Zone Act 2!)
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Pirate Lagoon from Diddy Kong Racing.
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Ending Theme of StarFox 64.
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General Chat / Re: Your Favorite Joke
« on: December 09, 2012, 11:12:40 PM »
Why was six afraid of seven?

Because the anthropomorphizing of numerical values is somehow plausible to you, the reader of this joke.

What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?

They're two different words with two different meanings.  The real question should be how "vigilant" and "diligent" differ in meaning.

General Chat / Re: The ANGST thread: Complain here!
« on: December 01, 2012, 01:23:38 AM »
I've really had it with this job.  It's very stressful to start a new job in a new environment with no real prior experience, and without much emotional support from friends (who are far away) or family (who are either far away, died, or lack adequate listening skills).  The same guy I had mentioned before is sometimes OK, but then in busy, crowded situations where I make a mistake he reacts like I'm a total idiot.  It's certainly not an encouraging response to get from a coworker.  It makes me feel like quitting, which I don't want to do because I need the money and because I don't want to let one guy control my whole outlook toward this job.

During my last shift I spent my break crying behind the building.  Toward the end of the day this one female coworker said to me suddenly, "I like you, I don't want you to leave."  That made me sad, because part of me feels like I'm just nervous for being new and I'm letting this one jerk outweigh all the nice people I work with.  I know that if his criticism persists, I'm going to have to say something to him.  Confronting people about hurting my feelings is the hardest thing for me to do, because I'm Catholic and was taught that my feelings aren't as important as making everyone else happy, which I understand cognitively to be a totally stupid idea.  If I don't say anything, he'll continue to be rude.

And for the record, I was expecting at least one other gay guy to be working at a coffee shop.  Nope, I'm the token gay barista!  All the other guys just talk about fantasy football!  I really miss my friends...

I just wonder what comes to mind for these people when they imagine gay people.  Is it really so unnerving to imagine two people liking each other?

General Chat / Re: Wreck-It Ralph - Official Trailer #1 -
« on: November 18, 2012, 10:09:25 PM »
I finally saw Wreck-It Ralph, and I was impressed.  The racing scenes in Sugar Rush were pretty exciting.  The relationship between Ralph and Vanellope was touching, and while I guessed the villain early on, I was still moved by the dramatic climax scene.

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Sexual Orientation
« on: November 14, 2012, 07:10:43 PM »
Here are my results.  Pretty average, although slightly more feminine.  Probably because I care about understanding people's emotions?

 I work at a Starbucks, which is known for having gay baristas (at least in my opinion).  Of course my coworkers are the most masculine men ever, and it's so boring!  All they ever talk about is Fantasy Football!  X/

General Chat / Re: The ANGST thread: Complain here!
« on: November 11, 2012, 01:16:41 PM »
If it's any consolation, most transgender people use "he" and "she" like the rest of us.

General Chat / Re: The ANGST thread: Complain here!
« on: November 11, 2012, 12:31:32 AM »
Yes, "zee."  And the objective "hir" is pronounced "here."

General Chat / Re: The ANGST thread: Complain here!
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:31:06 AM »
Safe Spaces are like voluntary sensitivity trainings where college students can learn how to be more inclusive and respectful of LGBT people.  It can be difficult to determine which pronouns to use (he,she,xe; him,her,hir) to refer to a transgender person, as they may not be out as transgender in public or they may not look transgender.  It's typically considered polite to try and learn which pronouns a transgender person prefers, although it can be difficult to bring up if you're uncertain about a person's gender identity.  I guess it relates to the earlier angst about TheMightyThor's transgender friend because it has to do with transgender issues.

I recently blocked this transgender girl on facebook because I was getting sick of her insufferable comments.  She wasn't a very good listener/reader: she would post sympathetic responses to people who weren't asking for sympathy in the first place.  It was like she was failing to properly demonstrate that she genuinely cared about people.

Also bothering me recently, it was my second day at work and this coworker got mad at me because I accidentally clicked the wrong thing on the register and wasn't able to undo the action, and he didn't like how I asked him for help after messing it up.  Why would I ask him for help before accidentally doing something incorrectly??  He later admitted he was having a long week and apologized for his harsh tone earlier, but I still don't feel comfortable asking him questions.  I'm still new and feeling vulnerable in this new environment, and I don't want to face his impatience or frustration, which seems to arise whenever I need help learning something new.

Forum Games / Re: Ask a stupid Qusestion get a stupid answer
« on: November 09, 2012, 11:04:27 AM »
I'm not sude.

Have you ever seen a ghost?

Video Game Chat / Re: Pokemon Topic
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:22:12 PM »
Yes.  I was responding to Lizard Dude's question about which pokemon to choose for his custom drawing.  I can see how my post was confusing by the order in which it appeared.

General Chat / Re: The ANGST thread: Complain here!
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:17:48 PM »
I remember when I was in high school.  My older sister would always ask me what my plans were for college, and I would half-jokingly respond that I figured I would have died by the time I was eighteen.  I wasn't suicidal, I just had no aspirations or hope for the future.  It wasn't until I got to college that I was able to discover new ideas and social events that allowed me to better understand what I want and who I am.

"People" are a mixed bag: some of them are pretty good, and some of them are very unlikable.  Just remember Brentilda in Banjo-Kazooie: you can gain vital information to beat the game by interacting with her on a regular basis.  Likewise, your health with remain intact if you avoid interacting with enemies: if you cannot avoid them, you must use the skills you've learned from others (Bottles) to assert yourself and confront the issue.  And if you collect tokens for Shamans, they'll turn you into magical creatures.  Wait, what was I talking about again?

Video Game Chat / Re: Pokemon Topic
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:50:54 AM »
Probably a pokemon without a tail, and probably one that looks super serious and masculine.  Like Geodude, Electabuzz, Gyarados...

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