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    • UnCon (at least 5 characters)

      1 month ago

      Phoenixrage

      Was great, and over too soon. Bed first, elaborated thoughts later.

    • Chronicles of a New BiPAP User: Part 4

      7 months ago

      Phoenixrage

      I'm going to throw together some journals about what it's like to have severe sleep apnea (that apparently went untreated for decades, oops) and the process to being strapped with an invisible air dick lodged down your throat. As in everything else in my life, we'll start with the fourth part first and the first part second.


      I set up the Hosetopus by my bed. The machine which grants it life to faceromp me with forced air is rather fancy, relative to all the machines I've seen that other people I know use. It also needs to use distilled water, which is feeding the frivilous purchase beast in me to buy a $200 water distiller rather than buy $0.80 gallons that will only last me a couple of weeks each (I could make back my savings in a quick 9 years!... well, before factoring in the electricity to run the machine, so 10, 11?).


      So far I've only done the demo with it while the tech was here to walk me through a brochure. He was very friendly, but it felt like something I could have ordered on Amazon and just skimmed the brochure for how to use it. Specially since I think I don't fit the mask. The tech said I had thirty days to change my mind to another model, which is likely to be one day since I think this is a case of my One Size Doesn't Fit All head (my head is 1.5" above One-For-All, so that I have extra brain matter to spend thinking about video games I don't ever get to play).


      So the actual machine. Ugh. It's so weird, the sensation of it. I named my machine Hosetopus. That's because it's a contraption of straps and hose and whatnot, neatly rodgering you at point blank to your nose. If you ever want to know what swapping spit with a facehugger is like, get yourself a cup of apnea. Different machines have different settings and features. Mine starts at setting A, ramps to B over X minutes, then monitors when you breath in and out to increase/decrease pressure, and increases pressure in general if the pressure is not enough to keep your body from trying to choke you in your sleep (thanks, Obama). Because I lucked out with severe apnea, my pressure settings limit the Hosetopus options to just a full face mask, in fear that the other masks will be flung away like an unsecured airlock. I may take up costuming the mask to look like Bane's so I can pioneer sleep-cosplay, but that's for another post. In any event, when the air is pressurized, it's a unique (and for me, unwelcome) sensation that has me give respect to anyone who can deepthroat. At least I imagine with deepthroating a thing (swords are things too, perverts) there is an actual physical object the brain can be like, "wtf lol why am I hilt deep up on this sword?!" The pressurized air helps my fat lazy neck from collapsing on me faster than a kid's chair collapsing on me during musical chairs. What they don't mention is that it's much like the Force, it's there, always.


      Tonight I get to experience a full deepthroating air-d session. I'm picturing not getting much sleep the first few days while my body figures out what I'm doing to it, not too different than when trying to free a wild animal from something it got caught on, "I WILL BITE THE SHIT OUT OF YOh hey that feels so much better not having that cord wrapped around my leg like that." I suppose in the interim before part 5, it's a good time to jump back to the beginning (See, there was a plan all along! Even if I made it up on the conscious part of the brain as I wrote that line, but I'm sure the subconcious Tyler in me had things under control).


      In Tyler we trust.

    • Embarrassment of [online] Riches

      11 months ago

      Phoenixrage

      Ordered both the Halo 5 Collector's Edition and Halo Xbox One through Amazon, which I didn't realize it meant they would send me two sets of pre-order codes. Randomly give one away? Redeem twice to pretend mine are level 2 pre-order items? Burn all of my things and join a convent? Burn all of my things and join the Covenant?

    • Before and After

      1 year ago

      Phoenixrage

      Fell down a quarter flight of stairs at my house, managed to take the brunt of it to my left knee.

      With adrenalin in the moment, "okay, this isn't so bad."
      W/o adrenalin two hours later, "...ow *step* ow *step* ow"

    • Phoenix, Dragon, a German, and the Mouse.

      1 year ago

      Phoenixrage

      Are you from the southern California area and want to hang out with myself, my brother in arms, my friend, and a corporate entity? Message me to meet up for Disney this (Friday? Thursday officially: best new year start ever smiley1.gif )! (Cough cough @moeparker @aoina ?)

      Oh I buried the lead: I'm in LA for new year's :D

    • Bigger, stronger, faster, and built to hurt,

      1 year ago

      Phoenixrage

      but not for sleep, apparently.
      TURN OFF, BRAIN.

      Have I been sleeping less? Have I been Tyler longer?

    • It's in the blood.

      1 year ago

      Phoenixrage

      I love fighting. Not the verbal kind, I tune out for that. An opportunity to physically fight someone? It thrills me in ways I can't explain. The harder the fight, the bigger the handicap against me is, the more my blood boils over in excitement and wants more. In another (anime) life I would have happily been redrawn as Kenpachi, easily. When I jokingly say, "the next woman I date needs to (literally) sweep me off my feet and into a submission hold," part of me truly hopes that is how it happens..

      Anywho, this Sunday is my second tournament since I've been back to training (after a decade long absence, I've been back at it for the last two months), mainly to assess how far I've come in the last month since the first tourney. In 2015 the tournament year resets, so I will be competing more seriously, and not just sparring but also in forms and weapon forms. I'll be creating custom forms for both of them, with the weapon form being performed with flying kamas (think miniature scythes on a five foot rope). It'll be an exciting 2015, hopefully full of fighting. Lots, and lots, and lots of fighting.

    • It's simple math, really.

      1 year ago

      Phoenixrage

      I have 9 little bottles of 2008 Quinto de Crasto LBV port, and there are 9 little roosters left standing, so to drink in the memory of the fallen I therefore need to buy 72 more bottles to be able to drink 9 per week. Otherwise this is referred to as finding excuses for rampant (but classy) alcoholism.

    • Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated

      1 year ago

      Phoenixrage

      Where have I been?

      Job
      I'm working for Astro-Med, breaking stuff to learn how to make it better in the name of science (quality assurance engineering). Lots of hours, but over a month now and it doesn't feel like a job so it must be a good employer.

      Kempo
      I've rejoined my first martial arts school. 14yrs of rust is 14yrs of rust, though. Working to restore all the material I lost. I'm also working on training for returning to actively competing (I did a tournament a week ago to see how far behind I was, it was... insightful?). 2015 season I'll be competing in forms, weapon forms w/ flying kamas, and point/team sparring.

      Weight Loss (again)
      Wholly failed at 3x33 (lose 100lbs, graduate with 5 degrees, move out of RI). As it goes, "Quitting because of a setback is like slashing three good tires because of a flat." Therefore, 3x34 (lose 100lbs, move out of my parents', start my master's program for electrical engineering) has been a thing since my 33rd birthday last month. Back down to 350lbs, let's see what happens over the next year.

      Relationships
      Ha, nope. Some things never change. Bring on the whores and the pancakes I guess. Pancakes will do, if nothing else.

      Gaming
      Can you believe I've only used my Xbox360 to instant message someone (and then not reply... agh I need to check if they replied to that message... a month ago... I'm a bad online friend >.<). I think I played a game of League two weeks ago. Never really felt like I synced well with the Drunk Tanks in Wildstar, fun game though. I finally got sick of the Borderlands grind-for-gold and put that down, too. I own Remember Me, and it is still in its shipping wrapper. I should see to that.
      Generally speaking I still love gaming, but other than Halo there isn't anything that has my attention. I also need to get my 3DS fixed [still: going on a year and a half now], I cracked the screen because ragequit (GOD DAMN YOU, FIRE EMBLEM, how you make me so angry, ?! GRRRRRRR!). I do need to get an Xbox One before Sept 2015 so I can Halo 5.

      Cons (the good kind)
      I have, like, money. Adult-sized money. So this year I'll be looking to attend Pax East, Anime Boston, maybe RTX, maybe RTO, maybe Pax Prime. As my adult money war chest gets larger, I'll look at which maybes I can flip to a yes. And yes, Torontonians, I miss you, toooooo!


      mit viel Liebe,
      _phoenixrage
      Also, so much wine was had.

    • Pretending to grow up

      2 years ago

      Phoenixrage

      while failing at being a grown up.

      Now that I have an idea of where I'll be for the next three years, I can do things. Crazy things. Sex things. Important things. Like plan trips (OMG, TORONTOOOO: I miss being in you). And a car to bring me places. In the middle of the lease process atm for a Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, in darker black. Now it needs a name. This is a moment when I wish I was in a committed relationship, so that my fiancee could get a yellow Fusion, and she could name hers Goku and I could name mine Vegeta. That was a long way to go for that punchline, oh well.

  • Comments (2988)

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      2 years ago

      I do believe you are behind on your weight loss progress updates. Bad Paul.

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        By three months >.<

    • Aoina InvScreen

      3 years ago

      Hey how's it going?! :D

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      3 years ago

      You are awesome at Grifball and life.

    • SloeBombFizz

      3 years ago

      I'm a fool. All the time you were in Deutschland and it never occurred to me to tell you to stock up on bleigiessen kits. A traditional New Year's Eve activity of melting tin objects and predicting what the next year will hold for you by the shapes made by the melted tin. Like Kinder surprises they are a simple toy that's forbidden to import to the US. Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de won't sell them to me. So frustrating!!!

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        oh yeah I did that during New Year's. I even managed to screw it up at first. In typical German blunt fashion, "You are the worst at this that I have ever met." :P

    • Andrew

      4 years ago

      Hey don't forget the grifball tournament tonight at 5:30 est.

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        thanks for the reminder, I'll make sure to add it to my phone calendar

    • loredo84

      4 years ago

      *glomp*

      • loredo84

        4 years ago

        Back to working downtown TO, following my post-grad. Exhausted, but happy enough. What else can you ask for, right?

        Friend me, yo. Or, you know, re-friend me. Is that also an RFR?

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        We have a new challenger! Which is great, I go through challengers too quickly nowadays thanks to my new strength and fitness training :P

        Trying to tread water while in Germany, looking forward to being back in the States *sigh water drop anime symbol over forehead* Not bad I guess, but I sort of feel like I'm lacking passion. Sort of like Abel from SF4, feel more like I'm wandering around trying to figure out who I am. Meh, I'll make it up as I go like I've been doing this whole time. How about you?

      • loredo84

        4 years ago

        You underestimate my love for you smiley8.gif

        How have you been, m'dear? smiley0.gif

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I needed that today. But don't glomp what you can't finish ;)

    • Moeparker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ghost

      4 years ago

      Yes I do so love my little flag counter. Lets me know when the KGB are ogling my profile.

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      ha ha! feel my panda plush PAIN! Any plush version isn't nearly as cute. Somehow they morph it into an unattractive red raccoon and it sucks.

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        That's the same thing I thought. I spent maybe 30 minutes looking throughout and they're all so crappy. Is the secret behind red pandas that they have an adorable aura not reproducible not even in plush form?

    • Marduk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Either I missed it, or you took down your post apocalyptic nerf gang image. I demand you bring it back immediately!

    • Yin

      4 years ago

      God...you're adorable and annoying. And annoying. What a destructive relationship I have with you.

    • FinchLynch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Sup?

      HA! Noticed the Team Marathon Runners title card. Awesome. So old..... smiley1.gif

      Post edited 12/21/11 11:08AM

    • Enforcer2005

      4 years ago

      te amo boriqua.

      Pardon my French.

      I love you.

    • Bleu_Ace

      4 years ago

      I can at least say that it may end up melting today due to it being sunny. I kinda hoped it would last for a little longer.

      • Bleu_Ace

        4 years ago

        I can understand how you feel. My mom and I moved from Pittsburgh to get away from most of the weather actually.

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        More or less the same as like when New England (where I normally preside over) got their freak snow blanketing for Halloween about a month back. It's like the universe is planning against me to keep me in a snowless apocalypse. It's the reason I'm afraid of traveling to the arctic north or Antarctica, I figure that I would be the reason the world would flood over from either spontaneously melting as the plane approached them. Weirdest villain power ever.

        *sigh* Snoooooooow, come back to me >.<

    • Shashi

      4 years ago

      Thanks Paul, you always write me a lovely variation of the poem. I'm actually on here looking for one of your iterations to use for my party guests tonight haha. Thank you again, take care of yourself and hopefully I will get to see you sooner rather than later in the coming year.

    • mangrove

      4 years ago

      Little? I'm hoping you mean metaphorically =P Don't you come up to my belly button or something?

      And thanks my dear =) I never thought this little person would be getting married either...

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        In my eyes, anything I can throw over my shoulder is little, and unless you're over 500lbs now then I'm sure you're still little Manda to me ;P And no, I come up to your ribs now. I wear these all day work out sneakers that give me like 1/2" of height, so I'm catching up! ^_^

    • katti

      4 years ago

      Noooooo, really?? That was a no in a disbelieving way but definitely a yessssss in an 'I'll keep Saturday freed up' kind of way - how exciting! I'm so nervous!!

    • katti

      5 years ago

      99 red balloons would entail a lotta love for the Left Party!

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I guess we could make them into a lot of colors to keep it fair and balanced, but that's going to be awfully hard to turn into a catchy song with 11 green 11 red 11 yellow 11 blue 11 gray 11 black 11 white 11 orange 11 pink balloons instead.

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      Did you see what they did to Atlas Park??

      • Hamstar

        5 years ago

        I canceled my alt account, my main account I'm keeping active doing that yearly pay deal when it pops up since its cheaper... bear in mind that I'm buying 2 accounts that way so the 3rd can go bye-bye, hate to loose all of those 50s but I'm so crazy busy I almost never play

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        They changed the MENUS?! BAH! Forget that, I'm selling my account on ebay ;P That's good that they finally revamped those, they've been stale. Though now I can only imagine the nightmare my MM's menus will look like when I log them back in. Also if they ever decided to add Save Button Layout Option Between Respecs, I would keep my account paid yearly.

      • Hamstar

        5 years ago

        I honestly don't know, it seems like they change it with the wind.

        The new issue looks pretty darn slick though, hell I can honestly say I even dig the new menus!

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I thought that the corner cases like me can keep their big roster of existing chars but can't create any new ones until they're VIP'd? It could have changed, this was from a month ago when I was looking at the Free to Play details. I'm bringing my netbook, I'm not sure it supported running the game as of i19. I'll know when I'm abroad I guess. At least the servers are internationalized so that part is done as it is.
        I didn't know that it involved cutting Galaxy though. Any other cities getting the axe? Is Boomtown finally getting a construction crew over there?

        Post edited 9/01/11 3:25AM

      • Hamstar

        5 years ago

        GC was my original starting city

        You do know that when the new issue comes out, so does Free Play right?

        You get two character slots you can play without a monthly fee.

        There are restrictions of course, no SG, cannot access VIP stuff (which is what pay accounts will be now)but I mean if you want to hobag the hell out two toons its not bad like that.

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Wait, no Galaxy City? But I liked Galaxy City. Granted I only ever went because of Numina but still =(

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Figures they're making it pretty now that I'm getting ready to leave. Wish they did this a month ago so I could justify a one month pass.

      • Hamstar

        5 years ago

        yeah dude, they're getting rid of GC, they've given AP a serious face lift... city hall is now two stories tall, there's an Icon in AP

      • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        They made changes to it?

    • john FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Quarlton Tanks

      5 years ago

      You were missed my friend smiley12.gif

      no homo

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      Looks like we have a beta invite for the next issue!

      I ended up canceling one of my accounts, I'm just not on like I used to be

    • Red_Uncle

      5 years ago

      Not sure if this is your department, but:
      roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2191379&page=222#c14665335
      Near the bottom, one of the newest posts.

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      hehe AWESOME! Solar Powered Keyboardists UNITE!

    • TheCC

      5 years ago

      At least my floor is clean now.

    • TKdademon

      5 years ago

      You could have just made your own electromagnets for cheap. Just gotta wind some big wires around some lightposts and get a huge current source. Would be much easier to form a defensive perimeter that way.

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      5 years ago

      What does it mean?

      jquery/fancybox/jquery.fancybox-1.3.4.js"> ?>
    • katti

      5 years ago

      No, well I love sweeties actually. Nom nom nom!

      The coincidence: I looked up Rhode Island on google maps to see where you come from, because I never know where or what all these places in America are. And you live near a place called Exeter, which is where *I* live! But in England! And near a place called Greenwich, which is my home in London! And near all these other English name places. It's freaky yo!
      xxx

    • katti

      5 years ago

      Oh wow! Oh wowowow we have more in common than ever before! German is quite hard though. But you will love it there. You will love the beer.

      Also I just found out something, which you may find stalkerish but basically it is an amazing coincidence!!! I will let you know some time.
      xxx

    • katti

      5 years ago

      THAT'S EXCITING!! What will you be doing in Braunschweig (apart from drinking gallons of beer?). My Vati grew up there. You can imagine a little boy who looks like Katti running around. Hehe.

      It would be amazing to meet you! It's only about two hours away! We can set up RvBBrunswick, where you go to beer gardens rather than conventions. Totally xxx

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Host of Glib Shark

      5 years ago

      www.flyporter.com/Flight/Tickets/Select?culture=en-CA

      If you use Porter on the way back and fly to Boston on Sunday, you might be able to make the math work. Plus, I'd only charge you half for Jengabus.

      Something to think about.

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Host of Glib Shark

      5 years ago

      Maybe you could just drive up with us, then? That way, you'd only need a flight or a train back. When do you need to leave TO by?

    • tackikoma

      5 years ago

      HELP US PS3 USERS BY GETTING THE WORD OUT blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/

    • BluValkyrie

      5 years ago

      smiley12.gif you smiley0.gif

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      can I has break now pls kthx bai

      seriously dude, I dont think I've had a break in months!

    • VeteranRogue

      5 years ago

      Please show your support for Japan by switching your Halo: Reach emblem to the Japanese Flag. Here's how: roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2688236

    • Kritzia8

      5 years ago

      Nice!!! Thank you for the link. this is just what I needed!!!!!!

    • Kritzia8

      5 years ago

      Sorry to bug you. You list is great!!!

      Can you recommend other titles by: Phoenix?

      You are so nice to help me!!

    • Kritzia8

      5 years ago

      Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri

      Most sweet, I was looking for who sang this one!!

    • Steffasaurus

      5 years ago

      Oye you - going to RvB:TO?

    • kristen

      5 years ago

      ahahahah! i was totally thinking about pepper spray last night. i'm pretty sure i'll be ordering some in the very near future. how do you access the spray in time? like, what if it's in my purse? should i just carry around in a holster? smiley6.gif

    • ABYSS_GK

      5 years ago

      Getting drunk nerd style is basically the events like TO or Canwest or any other RT gathering... People getting together, getting smashed and trying to troll their geeky interests....

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      Sorry I've been so distant, a lot of drama this end... it seems my reaction is to quiet up :)

      Man I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all the work you put into that build!!

    • SPARTAN_204

      5 years ago

      Was wondering about a screen name change. Asked a site admin a few days ago and received no reply.

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      Oh man I can't wait to get home!!!! TY![img][/img]

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Be my valentine or I'll release the tiger!
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    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Maybe you could just get a little bracelet or something and write it on that. OR.... in your wallet?

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      ...

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Have you considered writing your password down somewhere where you won't forget it, like in your underpants?

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      are you kidding me??

      magic surprise of awesome of course!

      I usually just have the 4 attacks, the aoe, cone, and two direct

      I put the rest in regen and accuracy

      there's Taki at a glance :D

    • Hamstar

      5 years ago

      dude if you get bored, I'd LOVE to see what you could do with my kat/regen scrappy and an unlimited budget :D

    • AtomHeart89

      5 years ago

      Thank you, I found it, but I had to first submit my CC information, then the link was revealed

      Let's see if Rowen gives a f*** now smiley0.gif

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