Human Tetherball

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  1. Shining Blue Eyes got me 2- 0 Goat Control > Goat Control (fun match)
  2. Open for warring

  3. unavailable for warring today; social engagement has me preoccupied. Can war tomorrow after 11PM EST.

    1. muh 100 godzillion

      muh 100 godzillion

      WHERE THEY AT THO

    2. Human Tetherball

      Human Tetherball

      here, just got off late.

  4. Guerrilla Warfare (Chaos Recruiter) > Human Tetherball (Goat Control) [2-0-0]
  5. Don't have much more to add than what rei said about constant self-improvement being a core virtue. It might help to define "improvement", but the OP's goal of "better relationships with other humans" is a good one to reach for. I lack the forum history to add more, as I don't know the OP or the situation, really. One Aesop that might be relevant, that I have forgotten often and regretted it, is to remember that behind every forum post--no matter how retarded or annoying--is a person. And you rarely get that whole picture. So, erring on the side of "not being too much a dick" is pretty good, considering we're on the Internet. I feel kind of pretentious even posting this tbh but in case it's useful those are some thoughts. Forgiving others for shit that doesn't really matter anymore is also part of "not being too much of a dick".
  6. what's the deadline?
  7. "Explain what Yugioh is and what you do when you play Yugioh?" I try to think of conceptual pyramids. [Ctrl + F for ' tl;dr ' ] YGO is a game. YGO is a board game. YGO is a board game played one-on-one. YGO is a board game played one-on-one and the game pieces are cards. YGO is a board game played one-on-one and the game pieces are cards that do different things. YGO is a board game played one-on-one and the game pieces are cards that do different things until one player loses by having zero life points. YGO is a board game played one-on-one and the game pieces are cards that do different things and interact with each other until one player loses by having zero life points. YGO is a board game played one-on-one and the game pieces are cards that do different things like add or remove other cards to the board, or represent monsters that battle each other until one player loses by having zero life points. YGO is a board game played one-on-one and the game pieces are cards that do different things like add or remove other cards to the board, or represent monsters that battle each other until one player loses by having zero life points. A player starts with 8000 life points. YGO is a board game played one-on-one with turns divided into phases and the game pieces are cards that do different things like add or remove other cards to the board, or represent monsters that battle each other until one player loses by having zero life points. A player starts with 8000 life points. YGO is a board game played one-on-one with turns divided into phases and the game pieces are cards that do different things like add or remove other cards to the board, or represent monsters that battle each other until one player loses by having zero life points. A player starts with 8000 life points and five cards in hand; you draw one card each turn from a deck of at least forty cards. [tl;dr:] YGO is a board game. The board is divided into zones where game pieces are placed. It is played one-on-one with turns divided into phases. The game pieces are cards that do different things like add or remove other cards to the board, or represent monsters that battle each other until one player loses by having zero life points. A player starts with 8000 life points and five cards in hand; you draw one card each turn from a deck of at least forty cards. ...etc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If explaining YGO to someone with experience in TCGs: YGO is like Magic but faster and shittier. If explaining YGO to someone who has played regular card games: Its like Spades/Rook but with more rules about what trumps what and when you can play the suits, and only two people play instead of having partners, but you can play more cards on your turn. If explaining YGO to someone who likes sports but doesn't game: It's like fantasy football, and the cards are players and the game is a season. You pick the team you want from what you got and go head to head and all the players have different stats and abilities. Some cards set up passes, some cards just knock out other players, and the endzone is at 8000 feet. [I know jack shit about football] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "What is cancer?" Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work; those parts are called organelles and like cells they do different jobs. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work; those parts are called organelles and like cells they do different jobs. When cells become too damaged they stop trying to divide. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work; those parts are called organelles and like cells they do different jobs. When cells become too damaged they stop trying to divide. This is because if they do their job badly they could hurt you. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work; those parts are called organelles and like cells they do different jobs. When cells become too damaged they stop trying to divide. This is because if they do their job badly they could hurt you. If a cell doesn't know how to stop dividing anymore because that part of the library is missing, it can divide out of control. Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work; those parts are called organelles and like cells they do different jobs. When cells become too damaged they stop trying to divide. This is because if they do their job badly they could hurt you. If a cell doesn't know how to stop dividing anymore because that part of the library is missing, it can divide out of control. If too many of these bad cells grow in one place, they form a lump which makes your body part stop working. [tl;dr] Cells are the smallest parts of your body and have different jobs. Cells can divide to make more of themselves if they get damaged or worn out. They know how to do it thanks to DNA. DNA is like a library and the books are instructions for making or fixing the things inside them that make them work; those parts are called organelles and like cells they do different jobs. When cells become too damaged they stop trying to divide. This is because if they do their job badly they could hurt you. If a cell doesn't know how to stop dividing anymore because that part of the library is missing, it can divide out of control. If too many of these bad cells grow in one place, they form a lump which makes your body part stop working. If your body can't tell them apart from normal cells, they can grow all over your body, which will make more of your body stop working. This is called cancer and it can happen many different ways. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If explaining cancer to someone who vaguely recalls high school biology: Cancer is when cells fuck up so bad during mitosis they try to kill you. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Another thing that helps me break shit down for people, is basically, to become a man of the people. Embrace pop culture. Start following as much shit "normal people" like, and really trying to understand not only the nuts and bolts of the things they like, but why they like them in the first place. People like Game of Thrones for the escapism, the vicarious sex and violence, and nostalgia for a representation of a time period they never experienced, but magical and shit. I don't know shit or give a shit about it, but there's my read on it. You must wear the hide of a basic bitch and spend time with the herd, absorbing as much information (hopefully knowledge too) as possible. This is to grow your metaphor bank. You need access to as many metaphors and similes as possible in order to have the broadest communicative ability. I literally explained hox genes to my girlfriend (she's a Spanish prof., so she's smart but not familiar with biology) with hand motions and tableware at a Mexican restaurant. "Hox genes tell the body where to grow parts, and how much of them to grow. A centipede is just a bug that didn't know when to stop with middle segments, if you notice, they repeat." I motioned with my hands as though they were knives slicing loaves of bread to demonstrate the difference in body segment breakdown. Three slices for an insect, two for an arachnid, however the fuck many for a centipede. The imaginary loaf of bread could be referred to as Arthropoda. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Abstract algebra is like if algebra had babies with philosophy, you know, like __________________ or this [thing they barely remember from high school] if it did X instead of Y or Z also." [I don't know what abstract algebra is, I hadn't heard of it before reading this thread and I didn't look anything up]. Hope this wall of text is helpful rather than annoying. Simple Wikipedia might be a good guidepost. Oh, and you can explain anything to anyone if they use Tumblr so long as you borrow images and terms from Harry Potter or Doctor Who. Being around Dementors is straight up what major depression and anxiety are like.
  8. Thanks, I made an assumption based on seeing recruiters, have corrected my post.
  9. Human Tetherball (Thunder Dragon Monarchs) > Guerilla Warfare (Beatdown) Human Tetherball (Zoo) > Guerilla Warfare (Beatdown) We had some epic shit going on in there, ggs man.
  10. A great essay, as always. My fiance and I plan to homeschool our children. She herself was homeschooled, made it to our mutual alma mater, and is currently a bilingual professor when she's not playing video games. I went through the public system, definitely got the occasional suckerpunch to the gut whilst 'faggot' was yelled, and tried hard as a post-grad to work at the careers I was supposed to: food safety, genetics, etc. What I learned from the great educational scam was indeed that the system is Not Your [my] Friend. So, I have given up the rat race and aim to be a novelist because its what I want to do and it's a hell of a lot better than feeling dead inside. And now I have time for things I enjoy, like, Yu-Gi-Oh!. I plan to be a good father and good friend; being a good scientist or good employee mean much less to me. Before the shadow of the grave all is vanity anyway. I definitely recommend that OP read the above as well. SSC is one my favorite sites to read.
  11. I work evenings but I'm off on those days, I'd be happy to duel him as well.
  12. I will be happy to war in goats any time Wednesday - Friday. I apologize to @Goins for not responding to his challenge on Discord in a timely fashion today.
  13. I found this reading to be uplifting, and helped me to redefine my goals and expectations from life. It deals heavily with one of the elements of depression, and thus, you may want to read it when you're feeling strong. "You were here first", you'll know what that means by the end. http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/08/16/burdens/ Erik Erikson sort of described life as a series of stepping stones towards self-actualization. You perform your behaviors and follow your schemas until you collide with a brick wall. Some event or pattern in your life forces you to adapt and re-envision yourself in over to get over each "identity crisis" and move on with your life, or else you remain "stuck". Adolescence, young adulthood, maturity, middle age, old age and senescence; every phase of your life requires you to change in order to overcome your problems. "Who am I? What do I value?" Self-actualization is never guaranteed, some people never get there, but if you look at your life and are unhappy, it's time to change things until you are. If you are unhappy with yourself, you need to do whatever it takes, enlist whatever aid, perform any rituals, gain any skills, etc. to become okay with who you are. Kill your demons and embrace what you love. I view psychological counselors as just that: counselors. You ever wanted to pick a wiser person's brain to look at your own life? Get help moving or coping? That's what they're there for. We don't have village elders anymore.
  14. +1 entropy