Demonwing

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    • Old memories...

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      Demonwing

      I was browsing a Fiero forum and came across this:
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      and it made me laugh a little to see him banned there as well.
      It reminded me of you guys and I thought I would share.

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    • yep

      10 years ago

      Demonwing

      My life is stale. I'm always on the cusp of having what I want but I can't ever have it. I'm very well taken care of but life is at most what you would consider barely getting by. I make just enough money to pay the bills. I'm stuck at this shitty stage of my life.

    • So umm. . . just curious. . .

      10 years ago

      Demonwing

      If there as anyone left who still reads my journals?

      If so then would anyone care to drop some advice my way?

      I'm dating this girl and next year she is moving away to go to a different college. Not far away, just far enough that we could only see each other on our days off whenever that may be, if at all.

      I'm old enough now that it doesn't bother me much. I'd rather her live with me, but I'd rather her do what she wants even more. I trust her and she trusts me and all that jazz.

      Problem is she doesn't trust herself. She says she is the scared because she is afraid of doing something dumb. Thus my faith in her has faltered.

      Just wondering if anyone that has me on their watch list ever comes on anymore and even more so what you think.

    • Holy shit.

      10 years ago

      Demonwing

      I can't believe some strange, invisible force brought me back to this god forsaken place.

      It is almost as if someone in control really hates me.

      Now back to endless amounts of hours wasted here.

      Can't wait to post something in the forum and be called a noob.

    • Shitacular Car

      12 years ago

      Demonwing

      My Tempo, the sad tempo. Yes, it is a joke. Anytime you see a tempo like mine, it is a joke.
      That's my friend Jason doing the painting.

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    • FFIII Friend Code

      12 years ago

      Demonwing

      My FF III friend code is:
      180472771973

      Send me some mail.

    • Quickie

      12 years ago

      Demonwing

      I told myself I wasn't going to get into it, but I am. A little bit. I was asking for car advice about things to improve my gas mileage. I was mostly asking about my exhaust. I think some people missed the point. I don't mind chopping my car to bits and killing it in a year. I just want good gas mileage for the 5-6 months I have to drive it. Someone said that you can't lower the engine speed without lowering the wheel speed without chaning the gearing. Umm.... so if I throw a bunch of crap up his exhaust he'll still have the same rpms at whatever speed as he did before? I don't think so. If you make your engine more efficient it can and will run at a slightly lower rpm at any speed.

      But I've learned my lesson here at RvB, everyone is a pro, don't argue with them.

      At just a side note, if it was financially worth it, switching the 3-speed auto out for a 5-speed manual would be the best way to get better gas mileage, but not the only way.

      I love my DS lite, can't wait for FFIII to come out.

      My cat beat up a coyote, I'm impressed.

      I'm quitting my second job. No more 60+ hour weeks.

      That's it, not really a quicky because of my large rant up front, but there you go. My life is boring.

    • Update!

      12 years ago

      Demonwing

      I got that night shift that will really help out my college budget. The only downside, I got it way before I was expecting it. So I literally had one day to find a car for 800.00.

      Well, when it rains it pours. My spontanious decision to take the position with no car payed off. Sorta. I found and car, and yes for 800 dollars and yes in one day. What is it? Well I'll tell you. A 1992 Ford Tempo. I know you're thinking, "WTF?! Those pieces of shit aren't worth half that!" Well here comes the surprises. First, it was owned by the city of Chattanooga. It came with all the maintanence papers. Second, it has 44k miles. Third, it is a V6. (Albeit a small, crappy one. The v6 decals are an embarrassment.)

      It runs like new. The only thing broke on it was the box that holds the air filter. Nothing a couple of zip-ties didn't fix. I don't think it minded sucking air for the trip home either. (I'm sure it can live with a couple of scratches in the cylinder walls) Bran new front tires. Oil was still gold when I got home. It is in frighteningly good condition. The V6 provides little to no torque with the 3-speed auto, but decent hp. So passing on the highway/interstate is quick and easy. Racing at the light would be a joke. I'm not even going to try.

      This also answers my Sunfire/Fiero question.

      Since I have a reliable car. (Albeit a very, very ugly one) I'm going for the Fiero again. This time I'll just go ahead and put plenty of money into it up-front. New, bigger V6. New hoses and clamps. New clutch assembly and so on. If something breaks, which is likely, I'll just use the Tempo till the Fiero is ready to go again.

      By the way I'm at my new shift right now. Listening to the music I want to and spending a min updating my journal because I'm the only one from my department on nights until business picks up.

    • Two questions.

      12 years ago

      Demonwing

      The first is not-so serious, just personal. The other I've decided to think about before typing it up and I will do so in a seperate journal later.

      Question 1: Fiero or Sunfire? Let's start off with some side-by-sides and then move on the the monthly totals as a summary.

      Fiero: Not a chick car.
      Sunfire: well sorta. . ., but still not as bad as a Miata or a VW Bug

      Fiero: 130 hp
      Sunfire: 200 hp

      Fiero: Full insurance for a year is 1277.00
      Sunfire: Full insurance for a year is 2372.00
      (500.00 deductables for both)

      Fiero: No montly payments. I'd buy the car with cash I've saved.
      Sunfire: 200.00 monthly payments for the next 4-5 years of my life.

      Fiero: not so amazing gas mileage.
      Sunfire: amazing gas mileage

      Fiero: If it breaks it is a lot harder to fix myself and parts cost more and are harder to find
      Sunfire: Other than computer stuff that only GM can fix, I can fix it. Parts are relatively cheap.

      Once I move out total living cost (approx.) will be $650 a month with the Fiero
      and 1000.00 a month with the Sunfire.

      Working a decent part-time job I'll be making about $800.00 a month. Sometime very soon I should find out if I can get on the second shift at my current full time job enabling me to stay there while going full time to college heavily boosting my monthly income to about 1300.00 Either way I'll be moving out with 3000.00 dollars saved up. (Allowing me to go over my monthly budget by 200.00 as needed if owning a Sunfire and working a part-time job.) Then every summer it would be back to working two jobs and saving another 3000.00 for the upcoming year, if I owned the Sunfire and didn't get the nice second shift.


      Fieros are my personal favorite when it comes to cars. I just love them. I've also owned one and realize that they can become quite the money pit. I will own a v-8 equipped Fiero decked out with all the nice suspension and cosmetic touches I could dream of. But that will have to wait for after college. But why not own one right now and keep it running until I'm out of college?
      The sunfire would be an attention grabber and in my budget I've already alloted for the supercharger, exhaust(magnaflow), struts (agx), and springs(skunk2) to turn the mild Sunfire into a nimble sports car that is still good on gas. (provided I drive appropiately) It will also last and all the upgraded parts will have warranties. Visiably it will look like a stock Sunfire at a glance. So during just normal driving I won't stick out. If I drive crazy then the exaust and sound the supercharger adds will give it away and then I deserve to be singled out. And it would be fun to tune a car into something semi-fierce while I'm still young and in college. I'll still end up with a Fiero, but when? Now or later?

      If you're even still reading through my boring crap than tell me what you think I should do.

    • Car wreck pictures.

      13 years ago

      Demonwing


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      And the results.


      My ugly mug.


      And my new ride:


      lol.


      I don't know why it wouldn't lt me put the actual pictures in, but yeah. I guess the computer hates me today.

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  • Comments (29)

    • reedmon29

      12 years ago

      Maybe your professor is that way.

      I don't think so... when I asked him about it, he said he meant it to be a mistake for people to find out when the script didn't work.

    • wizardmon5

      13 years ago

      If it was anything like mine all they will teach you is how to use Frontpage and the templates Frontpage supplies.


      Well. That'd be a ripoff.

      Maybe I'll read the fine print (or talk to the teacher) on mine before doing it. Thanks for the warning. =P

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      What laws are you breaking if you don't go?


      Actually, I think that's why I haven't gotten a subpoena. If I had received a subpoena, all hell breaks loose if I don't go. Here, I think the consequences would be less severe. I did tell the deputy attourney general that I couldn't stand the idea of testifying, so this might be because of that.
      Not that it matters, I'm going to go anyway. No matter how much I hate the idea.

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      Really, by how much do I have you beat?

    • herbius

      13 years ago

      PBR is "high class" compared to the rest of them

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      And didn't we decide something did happen if you turn on your headlights at the speed of light? I'll have to look it up and see

      Far as I remember, 2 things happen. For the people in the car, the headlights work like they were stationary, going forward and reflecting back 100% like normal. For a stationary observer, the headlights would travel only slightly faster than the car (Due to the fact that it's impossible to go exactly c).

      I miss that thread.. even when I tried to revive it, it doesn't seem to be able to stand on it's own any more. smiley2.gif

    • 1nF3Rn0

      13 years ago

      Ouch. Ive had to take all the struts off, but that was to replace a sway bar...

    • MusiczSpirit

      13 years ago

      I suppose, but it's not like I'm showing everything. smiley8.gif

    • sven

      13 years ago

      Shit, i don't remember now. I wasn't quite paying attention to it. Originally I thought he accidently started up the projector. There's probably some sites on the internet that explain the process. It was pretty cool.

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      There's a differance. I don't doubt people can feel God's will, and I don't doubt you experianced Gods effect, but hearing a voice in your head and thinking it is God is schizophrenia.

      Schizophrenia isn't merely a mental disorder. A lot of people divide mental and physical disorders, with there being crazy people who have the mental disorders, and victims with the physical.
      Schizophrenia is a physical disease... it comes from physical brain damage. That doesn't mean hearing God makes you crazy. If you have the brain damage, you are capable of hearing voices. Therefore, if you hear voices, a possible cause is schizophrenia. But that doesn't mean you nessesarily have schizophrenia.

      I'm still looking this stuff up, since I don't know too much. I didn't know schizophrenia was physical damage until just now... but it makes sense.

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      Let God deal with this kid.

      I'm a determinist, which is pretty close to deist, so I don't see that as much of an answer. But, I can't do anything from here anyway, so it is pretty much the only answer anyway. smiley0.gif

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      Check the journal title.
      XBox 360. Which means...
      I gotta go. smiley0.gif

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      Whisper: Hey... sure. How does that work?

    • 1nF3Rn0

      13 years ago

      heh. yes i have, and thanks :)

    • Demonwing

      13 years ago

      I'll also add about my Sentra since more than one person actually finds 160k to be impressive.

      My 94 Nissan Sentra. It had over 250k miles on it and only needed a new starter and CV joint. Both took roughly 2 hours each to repair. Infact the starter wasn't even much of a problem. It got me to school. Then I got a ride to Autozone and got a new starter (lifetime warrenty) and did all the work in the parking lot and drove home. CV joint was a bit funny. Felt like I had a flat tire, but the wheel and tire was fine. So I put up with it from school all the way back home. Later that night dad took it for a spin to see what I was talking about. He came home (yet again) with a peice of my car but not my car. We went and towed it home via a rope and his car. (now mine due to outragous insurance) It was too late to buy a rebuilt CV joint. So I took his car to school (I forget what he did for a ride, but that isn't important.) and when I came home I bought CV joint and spent two hours fixing it and topped my tranny off with some fresh Dexron III. That's it. I took that car off roading, did some heavy towing (medium-sized boats + the trailer), abused the shit out of the transmission by fully reving the engine and throwing it into drive, and even caught the engine on fire a couple of times. I did all of this with the stock parts and it never failed me. Good car.

    • Demonwing

      13 years ago

      I'm glad she posted this here because her husband decided to delete the comments from his journal where I tried to explain my comments and shot her's down. I think intelligent posts scare people. Where as this post below is just funny. I can't beileve she thinks all car factories are the same.

      One: quality checks.

      At Saturn they check at the end. Make sure all the gears work and lights come on, etc.
      At Nissan they check every step of the way. First by a certified person and then by a computer.


      Two: management.

      At Saturn there are more managers than regular employee's. Does this help any? No. Workers still get trashed on weekends and continue to make cars. Is that a likely story? I wish it was, but the workers often brag about the fact that they can get wasted at work.
      At Nissan there are "teams." One person delegates what to do within this team, himself included. No sitting in a room looking at porn and throwing darts.


      What else is funny? Oh, the 160,000 miles and 8 years as an acomplishment. That really is funny. I learned how to drive in a 1985 Dodge Pickup. It now has over 450k miles. What is wrong with it? Muffler just recently fell off. (improvement if you ask me.) and the water pump was replaced a year ago. That is IT. Nothing else beyond the ordinary. Oil, spark plugs, air filter, and so on. Does it still run? You bet it does! It may have some rust, but it can still engage in 4WD (hi and low no less!) and run without stalls or misfires. That my friends is a true automotive success story and I know there are plenty more like that out there.
      The only way her husband's car is a success story is the fact that it is a Saturn that broke 150k miles.

    • Prittykitty1

      13 years ago

      As far as your car goes, you've just spent about what it is worth on it. And you're not alone, it is normal that when one thing goes bad a handful of other things go bad at about the same time. That is why so many people get pissed at the people that run garages. Not to mention your car was flawed from day 1. This is why I do my own car work, but I honestly hope it doesn't give you any more problems.


      (By the way blame the people that made your car, they're assholes, well most of them are.)


      No one can possibly know everyone - or even most people - in a Saturn factory. Not to mention, you are the only person I have ever heard bad-mouth a Saturn. Oh, with the exception of my idiot step-father who only buys Fords and thinks every other car on the road is garbage. But, did I mention that he's an idiot? Seriously, I'd like to see another car drive 160,00 miles in 8 years and survive half as well as this one has.

      I'm getting really really tired of people who think that every car by a brand that you happen to not like - for whatever ridiculous reason - is bad! Ya know what? EVERY CAR FACTORY HAS THE SAME PRACTICES! Ford workers are Saturn workers are Chrylser/Jeep workers are freakin' Cadillac workers.

      And the people who made the car made the garage take 4 days to look at it? Well, everyone knows that mechanics are never assholes. Wait, wait... no my step-dad's a mechanic and he's very much an asshole. Proves that one wrong.

      Oh, and the battery and alternator were fine until they replaced the water pump. And ya know what? The alternator wasn't a factory part, the thing had already been replaced once.

      Geez.

      X-Posted in Dingo's comments

    • reedmon29

      13 years ago

      Congrats on the title...
      Did they open it up to everyone, or did you get a mod to do it for you?

    • 1nF3Rn0

      14 years ago

      Youre almost there!

    • FunkMasta

      14 years ago

      sorry dude. i don't think pax is going to happen this year. i won't be back from boston until the 26th. if a miracle happens i might jet down for sunday, but its not likely. smiley2.gif

    • Ducket1410

      14 years ago

      Evening! Just a random act of posting... nothing to see here folkes, move along... move along....

    • bitten1ce

      14 years ago

      I haven't commented here yet? That's very rude of me....so Hi from me. ^.^

    • TearsofRed

      14 years ago

      thank you

    • Demonwing

      14 years ago

      Anyway....

    • A_dark_donut

      14 years ago

      !WooHooooHooW!

    • lapisdragon

      14 years ago

      !!!hoo Woo

    • Demonwing

      14 years ago

      Woo hoo!!!

    • sammo

      14 years ago

      You're the best there ever was.

    • klurejr

      14 years ago

      You have to order them at the pet store. it is a black market thing though....

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