bobthebuilde

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  • Activity

    • Revisit

      4 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      Does anyone still frequent this place? Does anyone here remember me?

    • Halp

      6 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      Looking for a good BioShock 2 wallpaper for my desktop. halp plx smiley2.gif

    • Another sleepless night

      7 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      Wikipedia is going to kill me through sleep deprivation.

      It's 1:30 a.m. and I'm reading up on theories in linguistic relativity.

      Next thing I know, it's 8:09 and I'm looking at the filmography of Audrey Hepburn (the most beautiful woman to have ever graced this planet).

      Ah, the everlasting search for knowledge.
      And don't bother asking about the thought process which brings one from this particular A to B

    • So how long did it take...

      in Forums > So how long did it take... | Follow this topic

      bobthebuilde

      ...you to read Atlas Shrugged?

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      I've been hitting it on and off for almost a year now (Keywords: on and off), and I'm still only 800/1000 pages. This is one of the most tedious reads I've ever encountered.

      Though I never like to make any corporeal judgments on a work until I've experienced it from beginning to end, some thoughts as I go through it:

      1. There is too much flak. Rand seems to be overdoing the atmosphere and creating a world on the brink to the point that it's actually slowing the novel down, unlike in The Fountainhead.

      2. Rand's characters are heroes of profound strength, and Dagny is the weakest of them all, it seems. She's so blind, unsure, and unaware of things that she's a comparatively weak character overall. Examples: She never seems to know what anyone is talking about (You'll see this in certain parts... she likes to ask "What do you mean?"), and she can't figure whom she wants to love.

      When I actually finish the novel (which will be in itself an accomplishment), I can join in a more headlong discussion of it.

      A lingering thought: I myself want to be a writer someday, and, usually more than once while sitting down to read this book, I feel like I can in some ways say what Rand wants to say better than she did. I'll explain more about that later.

      But what are some of your thoughts from the first time you read through this?

      Post edited 6/29/09 1:33AM

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    • IE8

      7 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      Broken browser is broken. I'm fed up with it.
      Can someone Firefox 101 with me? How can I set homepage tabs?

    • Wow...

      7 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      I was banned from 4chan...

      Now what's going to distract me from my homework and make me fail college?

    • Damn it...

      7 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      I've plunged downward on the one-way road that is becoming a japanophile.
      I've found an anime that I like (Jigoku Shoujo--"Hell Girl").
      And Maximum the Hormone is fucking awesome (Someday I hope to understand all of their lyrics. Yes, that means becoming fluent in Nihongo O hanashimasu).

      God damn it...


      And on an unrelated note, Internet Explorer 8 really sucks. Is there a way to revert back to 7 (Without losing my addons and bookmarks)?

    • Crazy English

      7 years ago

      bobthebuilde

      1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

      2. The farm was used to produce produce.

      3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

      4. We must polish the Polish furniture.

      5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.

      6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

      7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

      8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

      9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

      10. I did not object to the object.

      11. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

      12. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

      13. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

      14. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

      15. They were too close to the door to close it.

      16. The buck does funny things when the does are present.

      17. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

      18. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

      19. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

      20. After a number of injections my jaw got number.

      21. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.


      Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

      And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

      If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

      You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn't a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.


      Also
      I did not do this. But, damn, I wish I had.

    • Watchmen: The End is Nigh

      in Forums > Watchmen: The End is Nigh | Follow this topic

      bobthebuilde

      The Watchmen is getting video game treatment

      Sometime in 2009, 360 owners with Xbox Live (yes, only that specific group smiley4.gif ) will be treated to a series of downloadable episodic prequel games featuring the misadventures of Nite Owl and Rorschach in their crime-fighting-duo days, set in 1972.

      This brawler-style game will be co-operative, allowing one player to take the role of faster but slightly weaker Rorschach while the other controls the high-tech martial-arts savvy Nite Owl.

      Danish game studio Deadline is handling the development work, with the aid of level designer Junichi Yamada, who previously worked with Sega on the Super Monkey Ball series, the Shenmue games, and F-Zero GX for the GameCube.

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  • About Me

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    "Is this real?" asks Neo.
    "What is 'real'? Define 'real'. If what you call 'real' is what you can see, smell, taste, or touch, then 'real' is simply...electrical signals, forged by your brain." -Morpheus, from The Matrix

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  • Comments (1271)

    • Paigie2

      5 years ago

      I love you :D

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      (am I the only one who talks to you, Bob? D: )

      But thanks :P It was for a Homecoming photoshop thing i did a couple months ago, and mine was the only one that didn't look retarded in the picture so i took it and use it everywhere now haha. I love it

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      One to add to the list:

      xbox360.ign.com/articles/105/1059416p1.html

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      that's like 21 Ice Dollars. I dunno, I've never been a huge RE fan tbh... We'll get something down, i'm sure XD

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      It's almost like... you KNOW me. O_O

      FFXIII, Dantes Inferno, Halo Reach. I don't actually by games unless I'm positive that I'm not going to regret it later, or if I know I'm not going to play them later hence why I say rent Darksiders and Bayonetta. FFXIII I can bank on getting my moneys worth in gameplay time, Dantes Inferno can't possibly be passed up, Halo Reach is a new Halo title and unless Bungie goes native on us by altering the formula, then I'll buy it. Mass Effect 2 I've been waiting on since i played ME1 the first time. Bioshock I can pass up completely because I didn't really enjoy the first one. I thought it was overhyped, and when I played it I just didn't feel it *shrug*.

      I'm hoping that I get my Devil May Cry 5 at E3, or TGS this year. I'm jonesin'. Maybe thats why I wanna play Bayonetta...

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      Dude, I've got a priority list. It goes:

      1. Rent Darksiders
      2. Rent Bayonetta
      3. Buy Mass Effect 2
      4. Celebrate New Years 2011.

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      i dont have RE5 :P and thanks, AC2 is my first 1000/1000 :D

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      Stamped of Approval my friend.

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      Aye XD In our group, I'm "The Weatherman" lmao

    • Kamuza

      6 years ago

      hey man hows it been!
      u do remember me rite?

    • MJOLNIRarmor

      6 years ago

      I get 22k Ferocious Bite crits smiley0.gif

    • owned_xD

      6 years ago

      In due time, my friend.... in due time...
      And the race is on. Who will get their hands on this album first is the question. smiley0.gif

    • owned_xD

      6 years ago

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      September 29th!!!! You hear about it yet? They're doing great!

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      Brooooo-fooooorrce....

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      aaaand suddenly I realize that i say bro alot.... >_> <_<

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      Bro, just spinning around in my spinny-wheely chair here i can see like 9 in my immediate visual periph. XD

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      6 years ago

      XD sorry bro, but every Asian I've met has been like 5'4" >_>

    • owned_xD

      7 years ago

      Is your realm having issues with heavily populated instances?

    • owned_xD

      7 years ago

      ...exactly.

    • AGrifMinion2

      7 years ago

      Sadly, no.

    • AGrifMinion2

      7 years ago

      I did the first time around, but the 3rd time around, it was pretty lulzy.

    • owned_xD

      7 years ago

      When 90% of your close friends are female you know you've got an issue on your hands

    • wizardmon5

      7 years ago

      Don't read those poor excuses for bestsellers. You're better than that.


      Twilight?

      Yeah, I fought it off for a long time. Unfortunately, when 90% of your close friends are female, they tend to gang up on you and make you do certain things (by which I mean read Twilight, unfortunately). I'm 100-ish pages into the first book, and it's not terrible... It was definitely written for a younger audience, but it has my attention for now.

      For the record, I thought the movie was terrible.

    • owned_xD

      7 years ago

      I meant to add a question mark at the end of da sentence mon' smiley2.gif

      Have you transferred servers? I see your rogue is no longer attending service with Alexstrasza! Shitty server, anyways. It's always got a high population... 25$ are soon coming out of my empty pockets smiley5.gif
      I'm almost 80 on my death knight, so when I find out where you are, if you're anywhere, when I get my epic gear ... I'MA KICK YOUR ASSSSSSS!!!!! smiley13.gif
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    • AGrifMinion2

      7 years ago

      The Gmod .gif? No.

    • AGrifMinion2

      7 years ago

      Not exactly the same place. It's a few hundred yards up from there.

    • AGrifMinion2

      7 years ago

      Mom forced me to go on a 'family picnic' with them that only lasted 30 minutes. We were at that lake.

    • wizardmon5

      7 years ago

      I'm definitely not one for politics, or anything like that, but I just try to ignore it and move on. My aunt is hardcore Democrat and lives in California, so she hates Schwarzenegger as a politician, and as a result won't watch any movie with him in it. I think that's dumb, so I try to just ignore that stuff and enjoy things for what they are.

      But yeah, I don't listen to American Idiot. smiley1.gif

    • owned_xD

      7 years ago

      Hey! you can't say there was a time where you had trouble playing with the wii-mote!

    • owned_xD

      7 years ago

      I hate playing Brawl with a wii-mote

    • wizardmon5

      7 years ago

      Oh man. It's been forever since I've played Brawl. I need to get back into that. What character do you play as?

      I almost always go with Wolf. I find his speed and reach with smash attacks to be just ridiculous.

    • wizardmon5

      7 years ago

      Wow. I didn't even know you had a Wii. Do you go online with it?


      Really? I've had one since it came out. smiley6.gif

      I don't go online very often. Basically just with Animal Crossing so my friend in the same building and I can play. What games do you play online?

    • Auron612

      7 years ago

      The 0 is supposed to be a 9, sorry about that. I'm free the rest of the day if you want to do the matches today.

    • Auron612

      7 years ago

      I probably can't play this weekend, but after that any day after 3pm is good for me.

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      Cool beans, brother. Cool Mexican Jumping Beans

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      lol neither can I, but I THINK it says "Aoikaji Zecht" and "Eleventh Division Captain" or something *shrug*

      Or it could say "This guys a fuckhead, hahahahaha" and I would never know it -_-

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      You must! Otherwise!

      Nobody else will... smiley2.gif

    • dizaster

      7 years ago

      What god?

    • dizaster

      7 years ago

      About time you hit 80.

    • link108

      7 years ago

      lol i meant grandson really but by great its like my great aunt is my fathers aunt so shes my great aunt

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

      7 years ago

      He started getting the hang of things about two hours in.

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

      7 years ago

      Also, we were on teams. His teammate was about at his skill level.

      My teammate had never played Smash Bros previously.

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

      7 years ago

      I know what you mean. All I have for competition here is my Mexican roommate. And he's not really what I would call "competition". With Handicap set to auto, I didn't lose any matches until my handicap started the match with me at 250% damage.

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

      7 years ago

      Hi. Just commenting to let you know that I've added your name into the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament bracket. Hopefully we can get this thing going in the next week or two.

      All you need to do right now is repost your Brawl Code in this thread.

      Don't mind how the bracket looks right now. I just stuck the people that will be participating at the top, and the people who might join at the bottom (since you posted in the tourney forum thread, but haven't yet posted in the actual tournament's forum). Once we get more people signed up I'll rearrange the bracket.

      Thanks, and I hope you can play!

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      Faiiiil smiley2.gif

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      good guess smiley4.gif

      i think it says trespassing, but it might say pissing......

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      No way, man i'm stickin with my phone now :P

    • Nero Nero Maxim

      7 years ago

      youre right. mine does as well, i completely outdated my actual iPod. my phone holds twice as many songs as it xD

    • DarkHindu

      7 years ago

      I don't recall playing with you, when was this?

      And if I'm just being a callous douchebag, just tell me your nickname thing and I'll check and get back to you.

    • thebob

      7 years ago

      Well, then this journal isn't directed at you XD

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