Phoenixrage

Male
from Erlangen, Germany

    • Phoenixrage

      Before and After

      3 months ago

      Fell down a quarter flight of stairs at my house, managed to take the brunt of it to my left knee.

      With adrenalin in the moment, "okay, this isn't so bad."
      W/o adrenalin two hours later, "...ow *step* ow *step* ow"

    • Phoenixrage

      Phoenix, Dragon, a German, and the Mouse.

      8 months ago

      Are you from the southern California area and want to hang out with myself, my brother in arms, my friend, and a corporate entity? Message me to meet up for Disney this (Friday? Thursday officially: best new year start ever smiley1.gif )! (Cough cough @moeparker @aoina ?)

      Oh I buried the lead: I'm in LA for new year's :D

    • Phoenixrage

      Bigger, stronger, faster, and built to hurt,

      9 months ago

      but not for sleep, apparently.
      TURN OFF, BRAIN.

      Have I been sleeping less? Have I been Tyler longer?

    • Phoenixrage

      It's in the blood.

      9 months ago

      I love fighting. Not the verbal kind, I tune out for that. An opportunity to physically fight someone? It thrills me in ways I can't explain. The harder the fight, the bigger the handicap against me is, the more my blood boils over in excitement and wants more. In another (anime) life I would have happily been redrawn as Kenpachi, easily. When I jokingly say, "the next woman I date needs to (literally) sweep me off my feet and into a submission hold," part of me truly hopes that is how it happens..

      Anywho, this Sunday is my second tournament since I've been back to training (after a decade long absence, I've been back at it for the last two months), mainly to assess how far I've come in the last month since the first tourney. In 2015 the tournament year resets, so I will be competing more seriously, and not just sparring but also in forms and weapon forms. I'll be creating custom forms for both of them, with the weapon form being performed with flying kamas (think miniature scythes on a five foot rope). It'll be an exciting 2015, hopefully full of fighting. Lots, and lots, and lots of fighting.

    • Phoenixrage

      It's simple math, really.

      9 months ago

      I have 9 little bottles of 2008 Quinto de Crasto LBV port, and there are 9 little roosters left standing, so to drink in the memory of the fallen I therefore need to buy 72 more bottles to be able to drink 9 per week. Otherwise this is referred to as finding excuses for rampant (but classy) alcoholism.

    • Phoenixrage

      Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated

      10 months ago

      Where have I been?

      Job
      I'm working for Astro-Med, breaking stuff to learn how to make it better in the name of science (quality assurance engineering). Lots of hours, but over a month now and it doesn't feel like a job so it must be a good employer.

      Kempo
      I've rejoined my first martial arts school. 14yrs of rust is 14yrs of rust, though. Working to restore all the material I lost. I'm also working on training for returning to actively competing (I did a tournament a week ago to see how far behind I was, it was... insightful?). 2015 season I'll be competing in forms, weapon forms w/ flying kamas, and point/team sparring.

      Weight Loss (again)
      Wholly failed at 3x33 (lose 100lbs, graduate with 5 degrees, move out of RI). As it goes, "Quitting because of a setback is like slashing three good tires because of a flat." Therefore, 3x34 (lose 100lbs, move out of my parents', start my master's program for electrical engineering) has been a thing since my 33rd birthday last month. Back down to 350lbs, let's see what happens over the next year.

      Relationships
      Ha, nope. Some things never change. Bring on the whores and the pancakes I guess. Pancakes will do, if nothing else.

      Gaming
      Can you believe I've only used my Xbox360 to instant message someone (and then not reply... agh I need to check if they replied to that message... a month ago... I'm a bad online friend >.<). I think I played a game of League two weeks ago. Never really felt like I synced well with the Drunk Tanks in Wildstar, fun game though. I finally got sick of the Borderlands grind-for-gold and put that down, too. I own Remember Me, and it is still in its shipping wrapper. I should see to that.
      Generally speaking I still love gaming, but other than Halo there isn't anything that has my attention. I also need to get my 3DS fixed [still: going on a year and a half now], I cracked the screen because ragequit (GOD DAMN YOU, FIRE EMBLEM, how you make me so angry, ?! GRRRRRRR!). I do need to get an Xbox One before Sept 2015 so I can Halo 5.

      Cons (the good kind)
      I have, like, money. Adult-sized money. So this year I'll be looking to attend Pax East, Anime Boston, maybe RTX, maybe RTO, maybe Pax Prime. As my adult money war chest gets larger, I'll look at which maybes I can flip to a yes. And yes, Torontonians, I miss you, toooooo!


      mit viel Liebe,
      _phoenixrage
      Also, so much wine was had.

    • Phoenixrage

      Pretending to grow up

      11 months ago

      while failing at being a grown up.

      Now that I have an idea of where I'll be for the next three years, I can do things. Crazy things. Sex things. Important things. Like plan trips (OMG, TORONTOOOO: I miss being in you). And a car to bring me places. In the middle of the lease process atm for a Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, in darker black. Now it needs a name. This is a moment when I wish I was in a committed relationship, so that my fiancee could get a yellow Fusion, and she could name hers Goku and I could name mine Vegeta. That was a long way to go for that punchline, oh well.

    • Phoenixrage

      Order of Priority

      11 months ago

      My brother-in-bond (check)
      My two best friends (check)
      My best girl (forever null)
      My internet family [you are here]: news below
      My family (pending)
      My Sharona (muh muh muh myyyy Sharona)
      Other (meh, they can wait)

      I landed a job. As an engineer, not a stripper. But hey, we all can dream. I can always do that on the weekends, I guess, but it's not the same as giving it your all in a man-thong.

    • Phoenixrage

      Things I do, Issue 22

      1 year ago

      Series on what I hide from the world that I really do and why I do it, as far as I know.

      I'm obsessed with your mannerisms. I'm barely paying attention to what you say most of the time unless a keyword surfaces (my name, robots, boobs, pi, addresses, to name a few). But your little mannerisms and the way you move and carry yourself, it fascinates me. For example, the way the two background dancers twitch their wrists then shoot their arms straight up? I've probably watched those 2.5secs a couple of dozen times by now. Something about body movements, especially when it is awkward or unexpected or unique to a person, utterly fascinates me. It makes sense, with something like 75% of communication between people being non-verbal [citation and actual statistic needed]. I just choose to ignore most of the 25%. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have no idea what you just said for the directions to your house, can you just give me the address and I'll put it in my GPS?

  • Comments (2988)

    • DiMono

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      1 year ago

      I do believe you are behind on your weight loss progress updates. Bad Paul.

    • Aoina

      Aoina InvScreen

      2 years ago

      Hey how's it going?! :D

    • OboeCrazy

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      2 years ago

      You are awesome at Grifball and life.

    • SloeBombFizz

      SloeBombFizz

      2 years ago

      I'm a fool. All the time you were in Deutschland and it never occurred to me to tell you to stock up on bleigiessen kits. A traditional New Year's Eve activity of melting tin objects and predicting what the next year will hold for you by the shapes made by the melted tin. Like Kinder surprises they are a simple toy that's forbidden to import to the US. Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de won't sell them to me. So frustrating!!!

      • Phoenixrage

        Phoenixrage

        2 years ago

        oh yeah I did that during New Year's. I even managed to screw it up at first. In typical German blunt fashion, "You are the worst at this that I have ever met." :P

    • Andrew

      Andrew

      2 years ago

      Hey don't forget the grifball tournament tonight at 5:30 est.

      • Phoenixrage

        Phoenixrage

        2 years ago

        thanks for the reminder, I'll make sure to add it to my phone calendar

    • loredo84

      loredo84

      3 years ago

      *glomp*

      • loredo84

        loredo84

        3 years ago

        Back to working downtown TO, following my post-grad. Exhausted, but happy enough. What else can you ask for, right?

        Friend me, yo. Or, you know, re-friend me. Is that also an RFR?

      • Phoenixrage

        Phoenixrage

        3 years ago

        We have a new challenger! Which is great, I go through challengers too quickly nowadays thanks to my new strength and fitness training :P

        Trying to tread water while in Germany, looking forward to being back in the States *sigh water drop anime symbol over forehead* Not bad I guess, but I sort of feel like I'm lacking passion. Sort of like Abel from SF4, feel more like I'm wandering around trying to figure out who I am. Meh, I'll make it up as I go like I've been doing this whole time. How about you?

      • loredo84

        loredo84

        3 years ago

        You underestimate my love for you smiley8.gif

        How have you been, m'dear? smiley0.gif

      • Phoenixrage

        Phoenixrage

        3 years ago

        I needed that today. But don't glomp what you can't finish ;)

    • Moeparker

      Moeparker Ghost

      3 years ago

      Yes I do so love my little flag counter. Lets me know when the KGB are ogling my profile.

    • Cheshire_Cat

      Cheshire_Cat

      3 years ago

      ha ha! feel my panda plush PAIN! Any plush version isn't nearly as cute. Somehow they morph it into an unattractive red raccoon and it sucks.

      • Phoenixrage

        Phoenixrage

        3 years ago

        That's the same thing I thought. I spent maybe 30 minutes looking throughout and they're all so crappy. Is the secret behind red pandas that they have an adorable aura not reproducible not even in plush form?

    • Marduk

      Marduk

      3 years ago

      Either I missed it, or you took down your post apocalyptic nerf gang image. I demand you bring it back immediately!

    • Yin

      Yin

      3 years ago

      God...you're adorable and annoying. And annoying. What a destructive relationship I have with you.