Caboose453

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    • Fuck Yeah! July 27th Baby!

      9 years ago

      Caboose453

      Well, I'm sure everyone that watches me remembers why I'm saying this. (if not, that's when Avenged Sevenfolds new album comes out)

      But now, it just got a million times better smiley0.gif

    • 9 years ago

      Caboose453
    • That's What I like to See

      9 years ago

      Caboose453

      I was looking through my log, and I've made 54 posts in the Reconstruction thread since May 30th.

      I'm back home. smiley1.gif

    • Band Bracket Competition

      9 years ago

      Caboose453

      I was bored recently (and yes, I realize I have a new story, and no, I'm not dropping it, don't worry, it'll be up by Saturday night) and wanted to use Excel. So I decided that I'd make a sort of bracket of my favorite band of all-time. So I went through my iPod and picked my 32 favorite artists, threw them into Excel, randomized them and went from there.

      For any of those interested (Though I don't suspect many to be, as you usually shun all my music tastes); I'll be posting the match-ups and who won each, along with a description as to why they won (which will get longer in more detailed as the rounds continue).

      So, let round one commence! smiley0.gif

      Linkin Park vs Journey
      While Journey does have a lot of classic songs, Linkin Park was one of my first obsessions, and still sticks with me to this day, though not as much. Linkin Park wins

      Nickelback vs Skillet
      Both great bands, but Skillet has an edge in my mind. Skillet wins, barely

      Metallica vs Trapt
      Metallica blows Trapt out of the water with its seemingly impossible guitar work. Metallica wins, easily

      Rage Against the Machine vs Disturbed
      Tom Morello is one of the most influential guitarists ever, and that gives them the edge. RATM wins

      Atreyu vs Daughtry
      Atreyu gets the nod due to stronger recent albums. Atreyu wins

      Black Tide vs Sevendust
      Black Tide has only released one album, and is already being compared to bands like Iron Maiden, and I can see why, they will have a sparkling career, seeing as they are all under 20. Black Tide wins

      Saving Abel vs Switchfoot
      Switchfoot has adopted a new style recently, and to be honest, I don't care for it. Saving Abel wins

      Angels and Airwaves vs Thousand Foot Krutch
      It's tough to eliminate TFK in the first round, but AVA is my relaxation music, and 350+ plays of EVERy SINGLE SONG on the album Love can't be argued with. AVA wins

      Bullet for my Valentine vs Three Days Grace
      Quite a close call for me, however, I have to go with my first love. BFMV wins

      Shinedown vs Aerosmith
      Aerosmith got me into rock, however, I don't listen to them much anymore, Shinedown, on the other hand, is one of my new favorite bands. Shinedown wins

      Halestorm vs All That Remains
      Ugh, another one of those matchups where I don't wanna eliminate either so early. But I have to go with the skill of the guitarist in Halestorm over ATR. Halestorm wins, barely

      Simple Plan vs Iron Maiden
      My favorite old rock band easily powers by Simple Plan. Iron Maiden wins

      Crossfade vs P.O.D.
      Well. Honestly, neither of these bands are powerhouses for me, Crossfade has had one album I love, but P.O.D. has had many impressive songs. P.O.D. wins

      Rise Against vs Megadeth
      Rise Against has the most meaningful lyrics of any band I've ever heard, that puts them past Megadeth. Rise Against wins

      Breaking Benjamin vs Seether
      Not much to say. Breaking Benjamin wins

      Avenged Sevenfold vs Theory of a Deadman
      Is there any doubt here? If you know me, there isn't. Avenged Sevenfold wins, by far

      That's just round one, stay tuned for the next round! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • 9 years ago

      Caboose453
    • Ghosts of the Past - Chapter 1

      9 years ago

      Caboose453

      Well lookie here, what have I got for you guys?! A nice, crisp, new story! smiley0.gif

      And for those who read UTS, yes, this is the same Zamaz character as that story.

      I'm finally back after a long ass hiatus.

      Read, comment, and enjoy! smiley0.gif

      **************************************************************************************

      They were under attack.

      They had reached destination after 3 days of slipspace travel. The attack had been a imminent consequence, but they hadn’t expected it right after they arrived. Nobody was prepared to fight.

      Zamaz, a grunt who had never seen a single bit of action in the war, scrambled awake. Alarms blared throughout the ship, signaling what was plainly obvious from the explosions rocking the ship. Zamaz ran through the wide purple corridors of the Covenant cruiser, dodging his brethren who were also scrambling to their posts.

      The cruiser lurched to one side, taking evasive maneuvers to dodge the incoming projectiles that had been hurled their way. At least the pilot can buy us enough time to get to our posts, I hope thought Zamaz, dodging more of his fellow soldiers. In the event of an attack, Zamaz was supposed to report to the nearest armory, where elites would give them the armaments they needed to repel possible boarding parties.

      Zamaz arrived at the armory, where elites were already supplying multiple grunts with various weaponry; from the standard Plasma Pistol to the occasional Fuel Rod Cannon and everything in between. Zamaz bumped through the crowd, murmurs of protest arose from those he bumped into, some even shoved back, but Zamaz didn‘t care. He rushed forward and asked for a weapon. An elite looked him over for a second and hurriedly tossed him a Needler and a few plasma grenades, motioning him towards another elite who would tell Zamaz where to go. Zamaz rushed over to that elite, not wanting to waste any time. The elite told him to guard the dropship hanger, with his life if he must; Zamaz was willing and able, so he scampered away.

      On the way to the hanger Zamaz realized just how much of a backwater post he had been assigned to, the only way he would have to do anything at all was if the humans somehow broke all of the ships defenses and the Covenant were forced to abandon the cruiser. While Zamaz was annoyed at the decision, it did make sense; this was his first time seeing real combat, he was bound to have a few jitters.

      Zamaz arrived at the hanger, and saw a few other grunts and jackals gathered around; the grunts were adjusting their suits and checking over their weapons, while the jackals checked their shields, flicking them on and off. A lone elite stood over them all, it was obvious he was in charge. “Who are you?†he thundered as Zamaz approached.

      “My name is Zamaz, I was assigned to defend the dropship hanger by the elites at the armory†he responded quickly.

      “Sending us the new guys, I see? Interesting choice.†the elite murmured to himself, “Anyway, make sure your weapon is ready, it will need to be in working condition should we use them.â€Â

      Zamaz walked off and sat down near a phantom dropship, taking apart his needler and checking it. It was in working order so he put it back together. All of the sudden, the ship rocked sideways, throwing Zamaz, spare parts bounced off his environmental suit. Alarms sounded in the ship again, but these ones signaled something far worse than the ones before.

      These alarms signaled that humans had boarded the ship.

      Zamaz had been so preoccupied with his task that he hadn’t noticed the cruiser had stopped taking evasive maneuvers. Now the situation became more dire. Humans were aboard the ship, which didn’t have much of a fighting force to repel them with. Maybe I’ll end up seeing some action after all Zamaz thought, tensing up. He had been trained for many years, ever since he was a child, but nothing could prepare him for an actual attack in the field.

      The elite’s comm transmitter started beeping, he answered, listening to the elite on the other end. Zamaz was too far away to hear what was being said, but he could tell by the elite’s body language that it was not good news. The elite clicked off the transmitter. “Everyone, listen up.†he yelled, his voice encompassing the room. “The boarders are going to make it here. This means two things; one, we need to get people to prepare the dropships, and two, we need to defend this spot at all costs. Hopefully by the time the humans get here, they‘ll be thinned out enough that we can, but right now, we need to assume the worst. Be ready for anything, this should be one hell of a fight.â€Â

    • Passed Two Milestones...

      9 years ago

      Caboose453

      ...and I missed them both smiley4.gif

      Two journals ago was my 450th journal, and as of that day I have spent 60 days on this site. smiley0.gif

      My Stats

      Global
      You have made 6563 posts, 451 journal entries, and 5 forum threads.
      You watch 30 users, while 52 watch you.
      You have received 8333 (mostly positive) mods and given out 14147 (mostly positive) mods.

      Journal
      You have made 4512 journal entries, with an average of 5.18 comments per entry.
      Your most popular journal was Stats with 527 comments.
      Every 1.72 days you add a new journal, usually on Tuesday nights, as with 91 (20.18%) of your journals.

      Total time online: 60d 6h 45m
      Profile views: 11,081
      Journal views: 21,952

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      Caboose453
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  • Comments (2055)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Well, the Group has lacked promotion, which is hard to do without spamming. I would like to put up a picture for the Group, and maybe I can talk about it a bit and promote the contest.

      Can't make any promises - but with some activity - maybe it can gain some life.

      Trophy.jpg

      What do you think?

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      Deep down inside i want this story to be epic.

      It should read like a book when I am done. smiley8.gif

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      I wrote part of it last night.

      I have an outline that goes out to part 16 or 17 and the story is not even close to being done there.

      Lots more to come.

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      yea I did. when I shrank the image down to fit into my signature template, some resolution was lost, and I increased the size a bit to just show the head, it looked extra blurry. so i just sharpened it a bit so it didn't look as blurry.

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      In reply to Radius1, #-1:

      hey forget that one... I edited it slightly. here's an updated one.
      GarageSigCaboose453v2.jpg

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      Oh I know, but I have faith. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      I'm telling you what Buck told me when we were creating the images/Garage. I've also heard other people say in the forums using signature images is against the rules. I'm reading the TOU to find something where it says it.

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      what will you be using that signature image for? I really only make them for the recon garage admins, to be used solely in the group only. using signature images anywhere else in the site (forums, image comments, journals, etc) is against the terms of use agreement on RT. Let me know.

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      Haven't watched a lot of football this year so I am out of touch. Plus I really don't follow college ball.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Florida - defense is wicked fast!

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      Just wrap yourself in a blanket while watching the game and then medicate when it is over and you should be fine. smiley0.gif

    • 1Cid1

      10 years ago

      Hey how's it going

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      Isn't funny when muse's decide to work. smiley0.gif

      I was up until 3am writing Part Seven to my story. smiley8.gif

    • daprophet02

      10 years ago

      Oh yeah, so did I, In fact I am wearing the shirt now, and I am thinking about going to my sisters restaurant for lunch. smiley0.gif

    • CyberSlayer

      10 years ago

      ya, heh heh.
      that was a really old picture that's why my left shoulder isn't
      a security shoulder

    • darthkoon13

      10 years ago

      Your pictures are awesome.

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

      10 years ago

      I am always eager and willing to spread the word of my beloved World Emperor! smiley12.gif

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

      10 years ago

      Dr Steel iTunes Yup, just checked, that song is on there. smiley1.gif

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

      10 years ago

      It should be, Dr. Steel is on iTunes as well.

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

      10 years ago

      The song at the end is... The Singularity.. smiley8.gif

    • Spartan12

      10 years ago

      Happy Hollidays smiley0.gif

    • CyberSlayer

      10 years ago

      at least 100 in an hour

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      Me too, but you will get used to it, my hand still hurts from writing my guide for AC6

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      cool

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      nothing much, you?

    • CyberSlayer

      10 years ago

      i guess

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      5 cm.

      Pythagorus Theorem:

      The square root of the hypotenus is equal to the square root of the sums of the other two squares of the sides in a right (90 degree) triangle.

      alternately,

      x.x = y.y + z.z

      Post edited 12/10/08 1:38PM

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      10 years ago

      Yes you are!

    • Dockman

      10 years ago

      Yeah, but these things never come out on schedule, do they?

    • Charliehard

      10 years ago

      Its ok you don't need to message me I'm watching you. I know when you post your chapters. I modded it but didn't post a comment as I'm a little busy.

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      did you click it twice?

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      thanks for clicking the link!

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      Use a check or a money order to send in the money for sponsorship

      Post edited 12/03/08 4:01PM

    • Knuckles_D

      10 years ago

      I can.

    • redhater

      10 years ago

      Once i picked it up, I could Not put it down!

    • tsyrukai

      10 years ago

      Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      Sponsor soon? Nice, it is great, do the 1 year for $20, that is what I did.

    • TheRecreator

      10 years ago

      The mod system is a rating system: use it to tell people how good or bad their post is. See my post here for details: Q&A v1.5, p1046,#31363: Using the Mod System.

      "Spending" mod points refers to an old system. It does not matter anymore; you can mod any post you want (other than your own), but you can only mod once, so choose carefully.

      Also, you don't need to advertise your new journals. There's a feed I use to check all my friend's journals (I think it's a Sponsors feature, but I can't remember off the top of my head.)

      Finally, I recommend using the messaging system if you have any more questions. It's quick and confidential, meaning nobody will neg-mod you (people on this site do that when someone posts a question that can easily be answered in the First Stop forum or the FAQs). Neg-mods don't happen in my comments, but they do on the staffs' comments, since almost everyone reads them - good or bad. Since staff members cannot be sent messages, if you need to ask someone who runs the site a question, go to the list of staff members - select a mod or admin who's online and send them your message.

      Hope this helps!

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      The purpose is just saying what you think of the other persons comments, or posts on the forums.

    • TheRecreator

      10 years ago

      Okay, you're on my friends list now, but on the condition that you do whatever it takes to better yourself on these forums. It's a pretty scary place out there, and if you're not careful, you will get burned. I recommend checking out the rules in the "First Stop" forum if you haven't already, then taking a look at my "Newbie Etiquette 101" journal (linked to at the top of my profile).

      Welcome to the RvB community. smiley1.gif

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      Just making sure, also if you have questions about games and such, I write walkthroughs, and achievement tips for achievement hunter. And any questions about RvB its self, I also pretty much know all about that as well

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      Mod system...well there is a little box on the top right hand corner of a post, there are good mods (+) and bad (-). You have a mod score that shows how many mods you have received, and given. Forums are a little tricky, do not say smart things, and do not quote characters from RvB. They will hate you if you do those things. I suggest, to get your karma high and to figure out how it works, go to the games forum at the bottom of the list, above the basement i think. I have created a thread called last letter game, check it out there.

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      If you have questions, ask

    • HaloACE56

      10 years ago

      Do not post comments in your own profile.
      Welcome to Red vs. Blue

    • TheRecreator

      10 years ago

      Protip: Make sure you have the right URL when you post a link. http://www.roosterteeth.com/members/journal will lead to the journal profile of the user that clicks on it. In your case, clicking that link will lead to your journal, but others will be redirected to their own. http://www.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/?uid=669217 will lead to your journal, no matter who clicks the link.

      Edit: And while I'm at it, I might as well tell you that posting ads in a staff's comment section is fairly frowned upon (unless they know you). Instead, go into the "First Stop" forum, introduce yourself, and then advertise your stuff to the people you meet.

      Post edited 11/17/08 12:13PM

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