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    • 10 Years

      3 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      Now that I've had time to reflect on who I was 10 years ago and read on what type of person I was, I can fully talk about what I saw. When I first was on this site I was a young 14 year old boy with my whole life ahead of me, ready to start High School trying to be the next cool kid on the block and being the best there was. Sadly, that never ended becoming true, I may be a bit hard on my past self, but for all terms and purposes when I was 14 I was seriously a big loser. An introverted nerd who was basically like those sitcom nerds trying his best to join the cool kids and be in the in crowd, but constantly messing up on the way. That was one of the things I noticed a lot and had some...great flashbacks to as well. Another thing, I couldn't spell grammar was something I was missing and because of that it shows...so I maybe have skipped a lot of old journal entries because of that.


      At the end of the day it is nice to see who I was 10 years ago, the dumb kid with hopes of being the coolest guy in high school, but instead never really realized who he was until college. Though I will say I seriously had some serious "Ouch da Edge" issues when I was younger...do people seriously think edgy people are cool, did I think that...do people in general think that? Personally now it's hard for me to see how I was like that, now these days I'm a positive optimist person with even moments where I should just stay down and be depressed, I kind of just shrug it off and move forward. Which to me feels like the smart move to do, why should I waste time being, all down and depressed, it's a lot easier to just be happy I'm alive and not dealing with some serious issue that can be life threatening. A lot of my friends joke I might have a chemical imbalance in my brain, part of me thinks they're right another part thinks that maybe I do have one, but instead of it being something that can negatively affect me, it helps me become a better person as a whole. I mean I'm more confident than I was 10 years ago, I'm better looking, I dress better..for the most part. I'm an extrovert compared to being an introvert, and my ability to make friends has drastically changed to a guy who used to only have a small handful of friends, I became the guy who has so many I can't keep track of them. I'm a very lovable guy, and feel bad when I can't spend time with every single one of them because I'm constantly busy trying to cheer up the world.


      The friends on here that I made, I do miss though, it's weird to think in 10 years I made a lot, and I mean a lot of friends, and since my inactivity and well the site changing a lot, I've lost them, or they removed me. Still to the 42 of you still loyal thanks, and to those who hate my guts for whatever reason...I'm sorry I guess? I don't know I'm a very likeable person now it's hard to for me to understand if I'm hated and why. Still to the people that matter to me, I thank you Mega_Marines, SPARTAN45, OlderTimes (I don't even think she knows she's still on this site), Phantazma, Hamstar. You all have been awesome to me over the last 10 years, so it's hard to ignore you all. Though it makes me wonder how the hell do you make new friends on this site, something I've noticed about myself is that I'm a big of an egotist, which don't get me wrong is awesome, but I just love hearing people say my name. Either way those adventures will continue as I meet the people who I need to meet in my life, since that's how I believe friendship is. We meet the people who we need in our lives at that point in that moment in time, wether is by chance, or that we needed someone we could bond with, the universe has a weird way of making sure that everyone in your life is a person that needs to be there, even if the picture of them isn't clear for the time being, and if you want them there or not we need those people in order for us to understand who we are. I'll continue with these reflections of me later, until then enjoy the read or not.


      -Kimball


      TL;DR - I'm awesome now, but me 10 years ago wasn't and the power of friendship.

    • 3 years ago

      Kimball-Man
    • Moniker

      3 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      Something that I've kind of wanted on this site for a while was the ablity to change your user name, Darth_Venom was something I came up with when I was 14 years old, way before I kind of picked up the moniker Kimball-Man. I'm glad they let me change it, but still a lot of you who knew me, knew me at a time in my life when that name didn't really fit, but made sense at the time. As we get old our mindset and ideals change, along with who we are. What's to say in 10 years down the line I wouldn't want to change my name again to something just as childish as Kimball-Man? Still it's nice to have a feature like this, and it's not the end of the world if I want to change it back. Maybe it's time I got back into blogging on this site, talking about who I am and what I've done, maybe it would be nice to hear from some old friends on here and here alone. Being on this site for 10 years does kind of reflect on you, lets you see who you were 10 years ago and makes you realize the kind of person you've become. I'll have to invest in this more on my free time.


      -Kimball (Formally Darth_Venom)

    • Remember when I logged on?

      4 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      Neither do I.

      -Kimball

    • Remember Back When...

      6 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      I used to write really flushed out Journal entries that were very detailed, and talked about my normal lame life, that honestly recently took a different turn to becoming something more real. Because I sure as hell don't....but I do have a few days off this coming week, maybe I can write something then, until then I guess I'll just not really say much, besides new job, new problems, and new adventures, all wrapped up in some kind of sexy amazing blue box. Same place, same time, same good looking loser, right here on Darth_Venom (I really wish I could change my screen name) profiles.

      -Kimball

    • The Life and Times of Gamers

      7 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      It almost seems crazy in the way the gaming industry has become, from the small crash back in the days of the Atari to the rise that came out of Nintendo, it seems like Gaming is never going to end and that it will continue forever. This is something I fear, and believe we need another gaming crash like we've had before. Now most of you might think I'm trying to piss you off for the sake of jokes, that's not the case, hell I love video games, but the way the industry is handled right now just it's getting to the point where it should crash once again. My examples for why I think this is pretty obvious, we games that are coming out that don't need to be made, we all Finished the Fight years ago why is there a Halo 4? The fact that game reviews are coming out with positive scores for games that clearly suck, Dragon Age 2 comes to mind as one of the worst Video Games I've ever played yet when it comes to game reviews it got a better score then it needed, hell a lot of games have that as well and it never really add's up, but then again I hate game reviewers and there dumb number system of scores think it's totally pointless. Another reason why I think this is because of the whole New Vegas controversy, if any of know what I'm talking about then awesome we are on the same page for those who don't look no further then Metacritic. Basically the story goes that because New Vegas didn't get a 87 on Metacritic that they had to fire people and hold back from a pay raise, which personally I don't understand why that is the case, it was one number away why should that matter or even play into the factor of how good the game is to start with.

      I just don't know anymore back in the day gaming seemed fun, but I can't remember the last game that was fun for fun sake, now it's all about the best looking graphics or the best story, please graphic's don't mean shit to the over all game, and the best story, all video games have shitty B movie plots to start with, doesn't mean a story is bad, just why even bother saying that some games have the best plot when it is crap to start with, if anything I would say the writing is good, which last year games like Mortal Kombat (for the sake of being over the top and crazy for the sake of never being taken seriously) and Portal 2 amazed me with it's writing. But we don't see that as much anymore, maybe it's the fact that I'm getting older and the older I get the more cynical I become, that's possible but I do honestly think that we should have a few years without games, and this crash should happen just so we can restart everything once again. It's gotten out of hand and it's becoming some kind of unkillable monster bent on making as much money as possible where before game developers made games just because they wanted to make something fun. Now don't get me wrong I'm all for the kickstarter games, hell I've donated my money to some of them because they seem like fun, but that's because these people wanna make a game that they feel will bring more to the table and be great for the fans, not because they wanna make trillions of money like what Bioware has become, Mass Effect 3 was shit and it's not because of the endings it's because it's a bad game writting is the worst compared to Mass Effect, and yeah the middle of the game is fantastic, but that doesn't mean the over all experience was bad. Or better yet Star Wars: The Old Republic, it's a horrible game and insults to MMO's, yeah sure your story feels important, but when it comes to how the game was made and how much money was put into it, no that's just dumb, you can't put in billions of dollars into a game then tell me that my top of the line desktop can't run the game because it has too much RAM. Seeing TOR can only run smoothly if you have at max 4 GB of ram, which is the dumbest thing on the planet.

      Game companies don't care about us anymore they see us as sheep that flood the market when a new game is announced and yet get angry when we say we don't enjoy it. You can't give us something that is bad and expect us to enjoy it because you said it was good. As a consumer I do have a right to put my foot down and be able to tell them how I feel about there game, not just sit there and cry in my corner. I just I don't know anymore, personally I'm just going to start saying it, "Remember when Video Games were fun?"

      -Kimball

    • Dear Bioware

      7 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      I know you are busy "making" video games, and I really have no point in asking this but. Why did you make Mass Effect 3 so depressing, I almost wanna stop playing the game, and I would if I wasn't so in love with the game series. So please, one thing I just wanna say stop pulling on my heart strings, it hurts me, more then it hurts you.

      Your friend Nemeses,
      Kimball

    • It's February

      7 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      I know I know my personal game of the year thing, I understand that you all want to know...who am I kidding I don't think anyone really reads these. Anyways, I already know what my game of the year is, and I could straight up tell you. But I would rather give detail on why I picked it and what other games were close and why they didn't make it. That's how I feel give it something worth reading, but well....we are under staffed at my job, so I've been working way more, but it seems my hours are letting up so hopefully I can actually get a day off from everything, and just sit down and actually write this. So in other words, it may be coming soon. So please wait, and you will see something.

    • The End of the Year is Near

      7 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      So as I said I will be giving you the whole Game of the Year thing around this time, only problem is since so many games have come out at once, it's kind of hard for me give my final word on all of the games, without beating them first or for some games diving all the way into them. And since I'm also busy with work and keeping a social life, it's even harder for me to find time to play games as much as I want to. But on the bright side I was fully able to compile the list of games that will be competing with game of the year this year. The games are...

      Dead Space 2
      Little Big Planet 2
      Portal 2
      Mortal Kombat (MK9)
      Infamous 2
      Magica
      Gears of War 3
      Batman: Arkham City
      Uncharted 3
      Skyrim
      Saints The Third
      Battlefield 3
      Rayman Origins
      Sonic Generations
      Skyward Sword
      Star Wars: The Old Republic

      So far that's the list I've come down too, and if you are wondering why Halo Anniversary isn't on the list or other AAA titles, there are the games that spiked my interests, and Halo is just a reskin of a game we already played, no point in me talking about a game that came out 10 years ago. As for games like MW3, notice how the better FPS is on the list, I think that explains it enough. As for everything else, it's just like I said this is a list of all the games that came out this year that I'm going to figure out which one is the best of this year. As for where this new job came from I say I work at a Coffee Shop now, and not just any Coffee Shop, Caribou Coffee (for those lucky enough to have one close by) And I love my job but more on that later. Hopefully I will have my game of the year thought out before February, but don't keep your fingers crossed.

    • Star Wars: The Old Republic

      7 years ago

      Kimball-Man

      With the restrictions gone, and me already playing the TOR beta along with another invite this weekend. I not have a chance to finally talk about the game. (Excluding people who I told about in person about how much fun I had and why.) So KotOR fans, this one goes out to you.

      So I got the Beta back in September if I recall and was able to test it and see what it was all about, my heart raced as the squeal to the greatest Star Wars game ever created was finally coming out, and I was able to get a little taste to it. Now I know most of the people who signed up to beta test are now getting there chance, along with for me at least the game will come out in less then a month. (If you Pre-order the game you will get access to it in December 15, over the December 20th launch.) And here are my thoughts about TOR. Amazing, the game was able to live up to the hype I had for it, and show me once again why Bioware can make good Star Wars games. The game is still and MMO, and the game does borrow a lot of stuff from WoW (and when I say a lot, I mean pretty much everything.) But the thing is, where WoW lacks, TOR delivers. Yes it's a hot key MMO, and yes it does seem like something we already have played over and over and over again. But hear me out first, the reason why I like TOR so much is because of how Deep the story was, for each class. By that I mean each class get's it's own personal story which, if you ask me, is a great idea. Now when I was playing the beta I had a lot of moments when I realized that I was forgetting that I was playing an MMO, the game really does have this awesome way to make it seem like you aren't really playing an MMO more like another story in the KOTOR universe that just keeps on giving.

      Now I was able to play the first8 levels of all classes, but there was one class who's story I was really into. The Jedi Knight, so most of my thoughts will be about the one and only Jedi Knight. (Sorry Sith fan's, but I promise I'll give you a little something at the end.) So the start of the Jedi Knight story is the typical Jedi lands on planet, new strange world for him, yatta yatta yatta. You get the drift, guy Y want's you to find thing X and bring it back to him while guy 1175 wants you to find 10 missing people. But the story is more then just that, the whole planet is undersage from some monsters that plan on over running the planet and having it in the name of there people, the rightful owners. And what you do is amazing, that story on it's own was enough to keep me playing after I beat the planet (the first planet you are on is pretty much the first 10 level's and then you move one to Coruscant or Dorman Kass depending on your faction.) But the thing I like most about TOR is that everything has a repercussion to it, I had a quest to find this man's father, I found his father's dead body and returned it to the man, he asked me if I killed all the monsters that killed his father in cold blood. I told him that wasn't the Jedi way, he got angry and stormed off. I thought nothing of it, just a typical quest, it wasn't until later when I entered a area and was randomly attacked by that man, saying he will get back at me for not honoring his father. I beat him (of course because I'm a fucking Jedi, no really I fucked bitches left and right.) And I told him would his father really want him remember himself like this, the man got up and ran away after saying he was sorry. Personally that blew my mind that, who thing was actually in the game, and the quest itself wasn't that big it was just one of those quest you can do when in a location. Bioware, you've done right.

      Now I'll give a little insight on the Sith side, what I like about the sith is that they truely are evil, things you can do in the game will never surprise me, or stop to make me laugh so hard that I almost bust a gut. I let my friend have a go at the beta so he could try out his class, told him it's no big deal, and have fun with it. He choose the Sith inquisitor, (the class he plans on playing on launch) and start to his adventure. Now there are video's on youtube where you can see the first 5 level's of this class, but they really don't show the real fun in it. There is a moment in the first 5 level where you torture a prisoner for information...by electrocution, so he had an option to ask the prisoner to sing, I looked at my friend he looked back at me and we both knew what to expect. He clicked on it, the prisoner was confused and asked. "You want like a happy song or a sad song, what I don't know what you are asking from me." With my friends reply was something along the lines of. "I was thinking more in the high pitch." And electrocuted him once more by saying that. My friend and I couldn't stop laugh and has become a fun joke between me and him. So it just goes to show, kids evil is fun and that you should always go down the evil path because it's way funnier then the normal path.

      I will now devote the journal comments into a Q & A where if you ask anything about the game I will answer.

  • Comments (1463)

    • SPARTAN45

      7 years ago

      New Spiderman movie, because the first one happened so long ago that it's time to remake it!

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      7 years ago

      Yup, his constume concept was pretty cool. The eyes on his costume were black and the costume was more akin to looking more like an actual spider. spiderman4.jpg

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      7 years ago

      Alex Ross is a comic book illustrator. He first conceived the black and red Spider-man costume. So that is why I call it the Alex Ross Spidey.

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      7 years ago

      Nothing much, how've you been? Also Nice Alex Ross Spidey Avatar.

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      7 years ago

      Hey there

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

      8 years ago

      you do not know me,but after reading a comment you posted, I felt like investigating and I discovered that Alec Sulkin has apologized for he comment on the japan earthquake/tsumani disaster.

      just thought you'd like to know.

    • rotors08

      8 years ago

      Sweet sweet. Yea for some reason most of my family decided to live in that area. Hell my dad and step mom live in the neighborhood behind old country buffet in fridley. Anyways... what are you going to college for?

    • rotors08

      8 years ago

      Congrats being the FU today! Say, where do you live in Coon Rapids? I have some family who live somewhat behind the movie theater and some that live a little west of NorthTown mall.

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

      8 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      thank you :D

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      8 years ago

      Thanks for the update. I'll be sure to post that when I get the news post up.

    • Zeke

      8 years ago

      Yeah I'll check in town and online. We got like 3 shops in town I can try and I know a few people I can email. But that's really cool of you, I'll let you know.

    • Zeke

      8 years ago

      I'm going out and getting this thing tomorrow. I used to watch that everyday after school.

    • lefty

      9 years ago

      Boo this man! Well it's good, you won't be sorry for waiting.

    • AmazingSpdy

      9 years ago

      I'm pretty excited. Even if it doesn't end up turning out like I hope, just being hyped about Spidey movies again is cool. I remember back when the first movie came out, I was in 8th grade. I was so excited waiting to here who was gonna play Spidey, and now I get that excitement all over again.

      I just hope it goes as well as the other recent superhero reboots.

    • AmazingSpdy

      9 years ago

      Well lets be clear, this is a reboot, not a remake. They aren't simply going to redo the first set of movies. Think Ed Norton's The Incredible Hulk vs Eric Bana's Hulk or Chris Nolan's Batman as apposed to Tim Burton's.

      This is a chance for a new start for the Spider-man franchise. A chance to make Spider-man an acrobatic, wise-cracking, hero instead of an angsty, emo, crybaby.

    • AmazingSpdy

      9 years ago

      Spider-man 3 is pretty much my definition of broke. Thus, fix it.

    • Hamstar

      9 years ago

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    • lefty

      9 years ago

      I finished catching up on GL. That series is a lot like The Walking Dead because there are so many lanterns... they keep killing them off when you think they're untouchable (Sinestro Corps) and then more go down when they come across the Red and Orange Corps.

      And now Black Lanterns and it's like... super death deluxe.

      I read 5 months worth of comics in a week... like 80 or so in all and I'm totally jonesing for more. Too bad I have to wait until January for the next bunch of issues.

    • lefty

      9 years ago

      I can't believe the alpha lanterns stuff. Manhunter lanterns!?
      Fucked up. I've only read two of them so far... but it's pretty wild.

    • lefty

      9 years ago

      I finished reading what is essentially every green lantern comic leading up to the Blackest Night.
      I still can't believe they let the Lanterns use lethal force now. That's crazy.

    • vblover221

      9 years ago

      It's all right though. I've learned a lot.

      I've got exciting news to share with you. I've started to write music. I've got lyrics to a song and I plan to record it over winter break. I'll have to put something on youtube once it's recorded. I'll put the lyrics into a journal.

    • vblover221

      9 years ago

      i'm doing pretty well. College is getting me down, but otherwise i'm doing fantastic.

    • vblover221

      9 years ago

      how are you? hope life is treating you well.

    • lefty

      9 years ago

      One of the torrents is labeled "green lantern leading up to blackest night" or something similar to that. It has a ridiculous amount of comics.

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      try restarting your comp.

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      You should get on MSN.

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      I LOVE YOU! O.O

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      9 years ago

      Thanks

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      9 years ago

      Meh I'm ok. READY TO MOVE OUT OF MY PARENTS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:< But I have to wait till I get my house -_-

    • Breckenridge Well you know.

      9 years ago

      How goes it ?

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      I saw that before and oh don't worry, I jizzed.

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      I came!

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      You had me at Asian Girl! I have many asian girl pics. Most of which can't be shown on this site!

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      I think it's time you opened up MS paint and made this your own version of awesome!

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      That picture needs a poorly added in picture of the Govenator that was crudely pasted in in MS paint! Then its awesome will be complete!

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      Damn right I bought a gun! I'ma shoost it tomorrow and unleash her wrath on some clay pigeons.

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      Important journal you should check out.

    • SerenityCeCe

      9 years ago

      I was surprised too. Honor Killz is like one of my favorite songs. I can't believe they broke up because of some stupid little argument.

    • SerenityCeCe

      9 years ago

      A6 broke up, though. Because of some shit going down between Deci and Druidboyz. Right?

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

      9 years ago

      Yes it was very nice and thoughtful. Thank you.

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      Did you enjoy your gift basket?

    • SPARTAN45

      9 years ago

      I love you

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

      10 years ago

      I never drink beer.

    • bubbly_nerd

      10 years ago

      Nerd!
      <3

    • lefty

      10 years ago

      RIght. I figured as much.

    • bubbly_nerd

      10 years ago

      Omigod, guess what? I love you too! :)

    • bubbly_nerd

      10 years ago

      Pssst! Guess who?

    • dasheer1940

      10 years ago

      So far the best Deadpool I've seen has been Nolan North in Hulk vs Wolverine.

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