Marinealver

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from Vancouver (not BC), Washington (not DC)

  • Activity

    • The (Friend) Purge

      11 months ago

      Marinealver

      Well haven't been on RoosterTeeth for a while, had to let my sub ran out and now there is something called RTFirst? Either way it isn't like many people care or not. This is just not a good social media platform and to be honest Social Media is sort of horrible over the past couple of years. Put it bluntly I don't really know anybody on this site and though I accepted a loose connection for friend (fellow Marine, Washingtonian) I am not very good at keeping any sort of relationship up. So took a look at my 115 friends and most of them haven't been on in ages (As expected). Many have had a "havn't been here in a while" as their last post, some havn't changed from the new website update. There was even a couple of leaving messages. So those that had no activity for over a year I have clicked the unfriend button and it isn't like I am abandoning them (I doubt they will notice my profile's absence). For now I have my Facebook and my friends on there have to meet 2 requirements.


      1. Must be over 18 (personal family exempt)

      2. Must have met in person.


      RT just isn't as popular as a social media site so there really isn't anything to go back. If a friend of mine wants to link up here I'll accept a friend request but that is the only condition. Also this photo is 5 years old and I have no intentions of changing it. I'll use RT for watching videos, the animation has expanded and some might be interesting, but I doubt I will use it as a social platform again (heck I doubt this will even be read by other people). Gee is this what it is like to go back to your old MySpace page (I never jumped on that bandwagon)?

    • 4 years ago

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    • EAS

      5 years ago

      Marinealver

      Well as of October 28th, 2013 (my End of Active Service date) I am officially separated from the Marine Corps with no reserve obligation because I already done over 13 years active (and because I've done over 13 years I don't have a reserve option) So now on growing a beard, using blue ink pens, and mm/dd/yy date format as well as first names.

      Found this video on youtube.
      [link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_D1HOSQSSY]

    • EAS

      5 years ago

      Marinealver

      Well today is the official day I am out of both active and reserve duty of the Marine Corps. My End Active Service (EAS) is October 28th, 2013 and after doing 13 years of Active duty I have no reserve obligation (they won't let me in). So back to blue ink pens and mm/dd/yy dates, and first name basis.

      Found this video on youtube, it is the Star Trek EAS.
      [link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_D1HOSQSSY][/link]

    • Internet Disconect Begins NOW!

      5 years ago

      Marinealver

      In preparation of my final steps as a Marine I will be discontinuing my internet/cable services so I will not be in contact that often. I still have access to my laptop and will stop by wifi spots as well so see you around.

    • Chainsaw Warrior

      5 years ago

      Marinealver

      Well for the month of Halloween (October) just got done playing Chainsaw Warrior on Easy and then died on Medium then beat it on Hard. LOL

      For those that do not know Chainsaw Warrior is a historic Games Workshop single player Card game that predates the now hallmark Warhammer 40,000. Playing it and seeing the how the artwork compares to Warhammer 40K reminds me of playing Bungie's classic game Marathon and seeing some of the comparisons that made it to their now hallmark game HAL0. Chainsaw Warrior is a dice and card game where you create a Character out of dice roll and then select equipment out of cards which are sorted into categories as Hand Weapons, Guns and Heavy Weapons, Devices and Clothing and a special laser lance which is used for the boss battle. You have to go through two decks of cards which represents a variety of hazards to include traps and enemies as well as some supplies in order to defeat the boss the Darkness. (Cast the Magic Missile at it!). The time limit is more like action points giving you a total of 120 actions to beat the game. The cards are split into two decks of 60 with the Boss card always shuffled into the second deck. You can escape the building but if you do that deck will get reshuffled and you will have to start all over. (so don't escape till the 2nd deck)
      [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jox9fi4F4L8]

      As for the video game it is a true board game to videogame adaptations. Which is almost a shame because they haven't added anything new. The only reason to play it is for nostalgia value or for those who are a fan of Games Workshop games. The standard options are the game Easy (slightly randomized stats, full view of cards before purchasing them) Medium (more randomized stats, blind card purchase) and hard (completely randomized stats, random equipment) It has you have to click a button to do everything from flip a card to roll the dice (even after you selected an action which would require to roll the dice) I found out the best way to beat it is to give the CATs equipment card to the Laser Lance as it is the only thing which can beat the Darkness. If you got high Hand to hand skill try to equip the chainsaw (as it is chainsaw warrior) as it is the best melee weapon. If you have both high agility and high marksmanship then grab 2 weapons and shoot through just about everything except for the weak zombies (strength 9 or less) which you should hand to hand to save ammo. However still the game is a slot machine with luck the determining factor if you win or lose. As on my hard run (which I thought I was going to sure fail after my medium run and the poor stat rolls on hard) I fell through the chasm and had to escape the building (pass 5 cards then reshuffle deck to start over) I hit the chasm trap which will defeat you unless you have an certain item or able to skip it which forced me to escape the 2nd building deck. On my way out I encounter the boss. I couldn't get the shot (even with 2D6+3>11) however with the cats (add 1 to marksmanship and luck shot) I was able to roll a 5 and kill it winning the game.
      [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUDUi9cfL98]
      AS far as the game I would like to add some house rules like alternate character creation where you can choose between having a low stat but highly equipped rookie a high stat but lightly equipped veteran and a highly specialized elite with low stats and light equipment. Also some alternate deck design like having 4 30 card decks where after the first deck you have to choose out of the remaining 3 decks with the boss hidden in one of them. or having one massive 120 card deck with the boss always being at the end. Maybe variable time settings giving you twice as much action points but the so called nightfall penalty still happens after 60 actions. Either way it is a simple time kill and nothing much more. I would not say that strategy overrides luck (quite the opposite) but I find it amusing to say the least. I got an alternative to FTL as far as my single player laptop games go and with that being avalible on android devices and ipads, makes me wish for the FTL to come to Ipad sooner.

    • 5 years ago

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    • 6 years ago

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    • Once A Marine........

      6 years ago

      Marinealver

      Well the results for SSgt selection and promotion boards were out. My name was not on that list, so after 13 years honorable service I will be receiving a promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Mister (Mr.) and orders to 1st Civilian Division (1st CIV DIV). Guess I am going to be needing a new online alias. Marinealver which has been my XBL Gamertag and just about every name I used from Bungie.net forums to RoosterTeeth profile to XBL Gamertag and Steam will be obsolete. How about FmrMarineAlver or exUSMCdude? Well maybe not ex-Marine it is an honorable discharge after all. Eitherway it has been a good run for 13 years. Got to circle the globe a few times, got to meet some famous people such as fmr Sec of State Collin Powell and fmr POTUS William J. Clinton. Also it was fun while it lasted. However I think age has also hit me and trying to keep up with all these 19-20 year olds out of boot camp at the age of 31 is getting tough for me. So time to pass that torch.

      So done being a nasty POG now I'll get to be a nasty civilian and to be honest it doesn't sound all that bad. I will miss some things in the Marine Corps such as the humor, and camaraderie (aka Team Spirit) but there will be allot of things I won't miss (i.e. Barracks life, Suicide Prevention Brief, curfew at the age of 30, the list goes on.) So I'll post a joke about troop cuts back in 2004(with the date changed to refer to modern day sequestration). Yet I will always fall back to a popular saying in the Corps, "Once A Marine, Always a Marine" To my friends I have made in the Corps and who have went on before me out to the real world. I look forward to seeing you on the otherside. To all my friends and family who stayed with me as I go off to far away places looking for action and adventure. Thanks for sticking around as a friend and being there for me when I would only be as close as across the country or across the world. Semper Fidelis.

      DOD Budget (Troop) Cuts.
      Early Retirement for Marines

      Please disseminate to Marines at all levels.

      As a result of senate-proposed force reductions and budget cuts, the
      Department of the Navy has developed a program to reduce the number of
      personnel. This program is under test phase and will take effect 01 October
      2013. Under this new program, older Marines will be asked to go on early
      retirement, thus permitting the retention of the younger Marines who
      represent the future. Therefore, this program will phase out older Marines by
      the end of the current fiscal year.

      The initial phase of the program will be known as SLAP (Specialty Late-Aged
      Program). Marines who are SLAPPED will be given the opportunity to look for
      jobs outside the Marine Corps.

      SLAPPED Marines can request a review of their personnel records before actual
      retirement takes place. This phase of the program is called SCREW (Survey
      of Capabilities of Retired Early Workers). All Marines who have been SLAPPED
      or SCREWED may file an appeal with their chain of command with final
      authority at the HQMC level.

      This is called SHAFT (Study by Higher Authority Following Termination).

      Under the terms of the new policy, an Marines may be SLAPPED once, SCREWED
      twice, but may be SHAFTED as many times as the Marine Corps deems appropriate.

      If an Marine follows the above procedures, he/she will be entitled to get
      HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel's Early Severance) or CLAP
      (Combined Lump-sum assistance Payment), unless he/she already has AIDS
      (Additional Income From Dependents or Spouse). As HERPES and CLAP are
      considered benefit plans, any Marine who has received HERPES or CLAP will no
      longer be SLAPPED or SCREWED by the Marine Corps.

      The government wishes to assure the younger Marines who remain on board that
      the Marine Corps will continue its policy of training Marines through our
      Special High Intensity Training (SHIT).

      This Marine Corps takes pride in the amount of SHIT our Marines receive. We have
      given our Marines more SHIT than any other service. If any Marines feels they
      do not receive enough SHIT at their current assignment, see your immediate
      supervisor.

      YOUR SUPERVISOR IS SPECIALLY TRAINED TO MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE ALL THE SHIT
      YOU CAN STAND.
  • Comments (290)

    • NGU

      7 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day smiley11.gif

    • TPro

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day bro! I also live in Vancouver Washington and think this is so cool that someone from my home is the Featured User on the site!!!

    • senorstupid

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being the Featured User!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day smiley13.gif

    • jamesfox47

      7 years ago

      FU Sir!

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

      7 years ago

      happy fu day

    • BatJeff

      7 years ago

      Hang on a second, THERE'S A SECOND VANCOUVER?!

      MIND: BLOWN

      Oh, and Happy FU day!

    • jennifejz

      7 years ago

      FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

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

      7 years ago

      Hey dude, congrats on being the Featured User!

    • MrVash

      7 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

    • Jcach

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being the featured user!

    • HouseofDorn

      8 years ago

      Yeah what the hell???? They look cool but if we had Thunderhawks that would make Space Marines tooo broken. Hey are you playing in the national apocolypse game on saturday???

    • Psyco_Muffin

      8 years ago

      Hmm, the Ghosts of Onyx cover I remember had two spartans in Mark IV and one in EVA. which was... kinda sorta accurate. I wonder which book you're talking about though.

      And yeah, so saw those Calvin and Hobbes adaptations. Those were fun, but you definately have to be a fan of both that and Halo to truly appreciate them XD

    • Nicky_Mo

      8 years ago

      Thanks for all the comments smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif
      I appreciate them smiley8.gif

    • Edher

      8 years ago

      Oorah Sergeant!

    • TuckerRooles

      9 years ago

      Did I sneeze? smiley12.gif

      Post edited 9/08/10 10:55AM

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

      9 years ago

      he's had a beard in the comics for a bit, but we decided to stick with the model we started at. Same with Matt, he never has a beard now and always wears glasses.

    • Fungster

      9 years ago

      tickets would be a little more expensive considering now the Canadian dollar is higher than the americian by $0.001

    • Marinealver

      9 years ago

      Why I am the master of the Scorpian Tank.
      http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/779/halo3webmap.jpg

      Post edited 4/08/10 12:35AM

    • KFire

      9 years ago

      Hey stranger!

    • thaicurry tacotacotaco

      9 years ago

      Thank you!! =)

    • thaicurry tacotacotaco

      9 years ago

      In reply to Marinealver, #11:

      so what's it made of.... ; )


      You don't wanna know...

    • Marinealver

      9 years ago

      yes I do dress up my avatar for seasons and holidays. Same with the yahoo avatar too.

    • Marinealver

      9 years ago

      Not much for a journal item but here is a cool artical about multiplayer maps. They got games from HAL0 and even one from Planetside too. Check it out.

      Games Radar: The greatest multiplayer maps of all time.

    • MJOLNIRarmor

      9 years ago

      Happy 234th Marine!

    • thaicurry tacotacotaco

      9 years ago

      Meh got a CPR card. Never had to use it.

      Besides why go through all that work when you just grab the shock box and zap him.



      Yeah but shock boxes aren't always available. I dunno I think this card may come in handy someday.

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

      9 years ago

      SWEET

      ura.gif

    • MiyaLu

      10 years ago

      No, he keeps in touch with his friends through my account.

    • MiyaLu

      10 years ago

      "this guy" is Mark

    • masterdenae

      10 years ago

      It may be 8. I'm not sure anymore. smiley6.gif

    • Ghost_Nova

      10 years ago

      "Confirmed Kill: One Rumor"

      What rumor is that? A Game Rumor? smiley7.gif

    • Gizlybertuz

      10 years ago

      In reply to Marinealver, #6:

      Love that show. It is too bad that most japanees animation series has one mabey two seasons and then they end it like that.


      It's a good thing and a bad thing. Good Because they dont ruin the show, bad cuz they don't give you enough lol

      In reply to Marinealver, #9:

      For all those that liberate against opression only to become the opressors latter in life.


      All for 9.99

      In reply to Marinealver, #6:

      PWNED!


      The elite is haxing.

      Thanks for the image comments

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      Ah, I got lucky one time going 95. Highway Patrol let me off with barely a warning. Scared the crap out of me though.

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      San Diego cops suck. I just got a ticket too.

    • thaicurry tacotacotaco

      10 years ago

      My flight back was bumpy.
      And you're evil with the short jokes :o)

    • Ashutum

      10 years ago

      who said I didnt take one??? juajajaja thanks for the pic comment

    • thaicurry tacotacotaco

      10 years ago

      lol I'm happy to be back...now if I can just make it though all the alerts I have I'll be good :oP

    • 1stLtMax36

      10 years ago

      Accualy I am the same with 40K over fan. but I got the game for when I have a long break inbetween classes.
      also the in game art/graphics are great, not toony very gritty and real and I do find myself button mashing combat. Plus when you are attaking a fortress you really need sige weapons or you will take forever. I enjoy it as more of a casual game, because I also am a big FPS gamer.

      And my server is Skull Throne for order, Ironclaw for destruction

      Post edited 5/11/09 7:38AM

    • thaicurry tacotacotaco

      10 years ago

      Aww bummer :o(

    • Eltee

      10 years ago

      Exactly! Now, just one more upgrade to get ... the M203 nade launcher that shoots a buck shot of paintballs :)

    • 1stLtMax36

      10 years ago

      Ah all right then.

    • Lux_Tannin

      10 years ago

      oh i get ya...i was wondering what you were talking about lol

    • 1stLtMax36

      10 years ago

      It is the same as Warhammer 40k only fanticy

    • Eltee

      10 years ago

      Not yet, I promise when that baby comes in the mail I'll post a pic. It is the same type of barrel used on the guns that military/police uses for training, only its in .68 cal.

    • Marinealver

      10 years ago

      To be honest I guess trying to figure out why people explain emotions on the web. My mistake for feeding the trolls.

    • Lux_Tannin

      10 years ago

      uhh...

      Could someone good at calming teenage girls minds explain this situation to her.

      I already have three teenage sisters to deal with.

      Yup definatly not good at this emo game.

      Better stick with HAL0. you can't cut yourself with the sword.


      wth are you talking about?

    • Que

      10 years ago

      hehehe i like you, thanks for the comment

    • katastrophic

      10 years ago

      Actually, I'm fairly certain I want to be involved in medicine. Currently, I'm doing brain cancer research, and it's fascinating stuff. :) I love science in all of its forms, but biology is my absolute favorite.

      Excellent wrench-chucks you got there, ninja.

    • Ghost_Nova

      10 years ago

      Didn't resign from the Marines Bro. Been out for a while now. There are just days when I miss it...

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