I was just thinking I wished RoosterTeeth was like a shittier Facebook. Hooray!
8 years agoMasterVash
So I got a laptop for 25bux. It has German XP on it and the DVD drive is wonky. That was in the Craigslist post though, so I knew about that. Apparently the laptop itself is German though. The keyboard layout is weird as shit and there's no way to change it to english XP without formatting. Which wouldn't be a problem if the DVD drive wasn't a jerk. Eventually it read fine so I figured okay, I can format now. That's where the headache started.
Every time it tried to actually access a CD, it would shut itself off after a few seconds! That was weird and I'd never heard of that happening before. I investigated and the most likely reason was a cooling problem. So I threw it in the fridge and tried to format it in that. It got farther into the XP CD boot sequence but still turned off. So I eventually decided to open it up and clean the heatsink and the rest of the inside. I've cracked open dozens of desktops; I can do a laptop too, right?
Dicks. I unscrew the twenty-something screws on the bottom, and it won't open. I examine the laptop with a fine-toothed magnifying glass and find two screws I missed. I take those out and still no luck. I break down and look it up online and it turns out I need to slide off a panel above the keyboard, take the keyboard off, and get to it from there. Who knew? I do that and take the keyboard off... and the keyboard cable pulls loose from the motherboard. "That's not good", I say. I see it was clamped in so I try and loosen the clamp... and the clamp breaks. "That's even worse!", I exclaim. I then proceed to yell "Fuck" about twenty times.
When I get over the keyboard disaster, I see there's a shitton more screws. I unscrew them all, and nothing's moving. I finally decide to give up; the laptop has won. So I pick it up to flip it over... and the panel falls off exposing the fan and heatsink! Hooray! I clean the heatsink, blah blah, get it put back, put all the screws back on the top, slide the cable for the keyboard back in as best I can (which turns out is good enough, whew), put back all the damned screws on the bottom I didn't even need to mess with, turn it on... and it doesn't detect the DVD drive. At all. It gets power, it opens and closes fine and discs even spin when put in it, but XP's device manager says it's not there and so does the BIOS.
Fucking... fuck. Das Minezweeper, anyone?
8 years agoMasterVash
So apparently this morning I was given a Run DMC notice for downloading cRAP music for my spinning rims. All I wanted to do was blare it on my hacked Caddy and troll other gangstas by being Superman Jesus and be all "Naw dawg, you's a foo'" when the tried to pop a cap in my ass.
Translation: I wanted to play World at War on my hacked Wii and be a jerk to an online community that certainly deserves it, but Treyarch was all "FUCK U", sent a DMCA notice, and told Cox to cut my internet.
Also, looks like I'm back, if by "back" I mean "never actually left but I'm gonna start posting journals again". Hey guys.
9 years agoMasterVash
In Pokemon, you journey as the main protagonist. Questing to be the best, capture creatures, become the champion. As you play, you create memories. The Pokemon you catch, the people you beat, the badges you earn? They're Red's memories. Gold's memories. Ruby's.
Missingno is a specter that destroys and distorts memories. When you encounter him, you cannot even comprehend what he looks like. He is a shattered mess. His influence on you is swift and immediate, piercing deeper than merely your initial perception of him. He places a small piece of himself on you. He breaks himself apart and disguises himself as copies of an item you have to conceal himself, while twisting your memories to make you believe you always had hundreds of them. You never found piles of gold nuggets in that cave. There was only ever one real Master Ball. His pieces lie dormant and wait for you to use him to capture new Pokemon, to sell him to store clerks, to “teach” him to the friends who fight for you. He uses you to sew his corruption.
But it gets worse. If you catch him, he latches onto you. He slowly twists his tendrils into your mind. Your loyal friends in the PC? He corrupts them. Your mind now percieves them as twisted freaks, or even copies of himself. The hall of fame? The Charizard you raised and used to become champion, now proudly displayed as a shining accomplishment? The Tentacruel, Victreebel, Dugtrio? Turned into other Pokemon in your eyes, or worse, horrors. You no longer remember besting your rival with the Charmander you raised. You defeated him with a monster.
Red didn't go to Mt. Silver to train. He didn't go there to be alone, either.
He went mad.
9 years agoMasterVash
I guess you could say I'm tired of /rvb/. Not the people on it; I've made some wonderful friends here, and half of my very best friends have come from here, but I'm tired of the site. Newfags, drama, idiots, useless blog updates, and I'm not a sponsor. I don't care too much about that last one except fuck, I've been a sponsor for FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT. You'd figure I'd get, I dunno, something. Ehh... whatever. I still check the site once in a while to check journal and forum alerts, but this could be my last journal. I wanted it to be a good one.
I've got a few problems here, but for once I want a happy journal. My mother's retiring at the end of the year, and she's had cataract surgery so she can actually see better than I can. My life right now is quaint, but I like it that way. We got a 37" HDTV which my mom and I use to watch things together all the time. I've been feeling sick sometimes, but happy. My future looks really bright for reasons I'm choosing not to go into, but believe me when I say I'm smiling right now. I feel special, wanted, and content.
You can consider me officially AWOL. Probably the best way to contact me is on 360. My Gamertag is Scatman Jon. If you're a cool guy (Kratos1, I hope you have a 360), I'd like for you to hang with my friends on there.
A few days ago I'd been reading some of my old journals and came across this from Skarr...
I had to do a double take...
Jon doing a happy journal!? Madness.
And he's right. My journals are almost always sad. Sorry about that, guys. I guess I used this place as a place to vent but never to share good things. This is why I hope this journal makes you feel good instead of bad.
Living_Skarr - You were my first friend on here that stuck with me. We've known each other for almost five years. We've had ups and downs, we've changed a lot, but we're still the same deep down and we love each other like brothers. You helped pull me through some pretty painful fires. Thanks, bro.
Darknez - We've had a relationship, some downs, a lot of ups, and we make each other feel great. I love talking to you, and even though you might not ever see this, I wanted to say how awesome and sweet I think you are. You're always there to comfort me and help me up when I need it, and you've slogged through all my shit and stayed with me. You're the best, and you'll always be in my life.
Laeria - I haven't seen you for a year. I dunno if I ever will. I miss you, but I remember all the good times we had together. I hope someday you'll look me up again and say hi.
Cherubael - I remember when I looked up to you like a big brother. I still do, just in a different way now. You're as smart as me, constantly telling me things I didn't know. I don't see you too often now, but it's not for lack of a desire. You should hop on 360 more (just as I should). Hope to see you soon, whippersnapper.
Inuyasha8794 / Arietta / News_Tengu / God knows what other usernames you have now - For the longest time we were just passing friends on this site. We commented on each other's stuff, but I'm glad we made the jump to MSN. I've had a lot of wonderful conversations with you. You were always there to lend an ear even though you weren't sure how to help, but the simple offer made me feel better. I hope you get your internets fixed soon.
JediJesus - Ah, you troll, you. Your outgoing and outrageous personality never ceases to make me laugh. You are the fist of justice on an otherwise fail-filled community. I'm gonna miss you bigtime when you ship off. As soon as you catch a break or get some leave time, tell me right away so we can party like it's the TF2 release date.
Surutar - I met you in the Pokemon thread, one of the places I didn't suspect I'd find such an awesome friend. Always wanting to hang out with me, up for anything when you're not busy with phone sex, and you even give Canadian mouth hugs! I gotta get $2 soon. You've been a great guy all-around.
Riyoku - We've kind of lost touch, but the talks we've had were great. I'll never forget you trying so hard to help my mother when we were trying to figure out what was wrong. Those memories will never leave me, and I'll always be grateful.
Kratos1 - We've talked so rarely, but I've wanted to get to know you. It's not often I meet someone in the same city as me that seems as cool as you are. Hopefully you have a 360 or can get your hands on one so we can hang out there sometime.
Megallica - Kvatch. Have you heard about it?
Linkvegeta - How could I forget about you? No, really, how could I? I miss hanging out with you. We had fun together, shared good times, and boy did I miss you when you were in the military. We need to find some common ground in 360 games and play together more.
I'm so tired... There's more I wanted to add, but honestly I can't think of it. I bet most of my watchers are gone, but hopefully the people I want to see this will be able to. Bye, guys.
10 years agoMasterVash
Wow, has it really almost been a month since I made a journal? Huh. Then again, I haven't exactly been doing much on here. Anyway...
Two friends were planning to move out of where they were living and come live with me, but neither was able to. I'm bummed that neither could come here, but it's alright. One got in a wreck and the other's family is having problems and he's staying with them. I certainly understand. My mother and I were also expecting the extra money they'd be paying for rent to help us out, but that's not happening. We're gonna figure something out, though.
Roughly a week ago I noticed a piece missing from one of my back teeth. This is the third time a tooth has chipped, but this time it's chipped so that the remaining area is razor-sharp and is constantly lacerating my cheek. I'm using gum and sections of a washcloth to keep the cheek safe, but it's annoying. However, there may be a small silver lining; this (and an awesome friend) has helped clue me in to the fact that my weak teeth and thinning hair are probably caused by my severe vitamin-D deficiency. And I'm talking osteoperosis-at-age-30 severe. Irreversable-in-five-years severe. It's certainly kick-started my desire to get the deficiency sorted out.
I kinda have a crisis every other week, I've noticed. I get really sick or really upset about some situation or something new happens or comes up to really get me worked up. Bleah. I try not to make all my journals about whining or complaining, but sorry if I don't seem to succeed.
On that note, I built a new Magic deck, I'm loving Dissidia, I found an Aeris and a Kefka figure, and I made a new friend. Those are some pretty cool highlights, at least for me.
Aaand that's about it. Can't really think of anything else. This journal kinda fails, sorry, but I really needed a new one. Catch you guys on the flip side.
God, I feel retarded for saying that.
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