SockMonster

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    • Hey guys,

      8 years ago

      SockMonster

      How ya doin? I don't even remember making my last journal, but who cares. I just quit my job 5 days ago. I was working at the Megaplex a couple blocks away from my house (more like 5 blocks). I was part of the overnight shift cleaners, and I had absolutely no respect for my supervisor. Although that job has got me interested in flashlights again.

      My spending habits haven't changed. In fact, I've been getting more into the knife collecting scene and it's fucking awesome. Its also one thing that I quit because bringing knives to the theaters, no matter how small, is illegal, except for putty knives, which are just as dangerous as fixed blades. That sucks. I mostly collect brands, but if I had the money, I'd get some customs too. I buy Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, Victorinox, Cold Steel and Victorinox. Some brands I really want are Microtech, Chris Reeve, Strider, Zero Tolerance, Lone Wolf, and some others.

      My parents don't really like it because I'm not spending my money on anything else, but I don't think I need their approval of what I do with my cash (I haven't even broken 30 yet in my collection). I just got a vintage Benchmade model 850 gentleman's knife in the mail yesterday that's really sought after by most collectors. Maybe I'll throw up some pics of my collection soon.

      My youngest sister has 2 new pets. Rats. They're both girls and they're nice rats. One hooded rat named Amy and one Albino named Hillary. Maybe some pics of them too.



    • 8 years ago

      SockMonster
    • 8 years ago

      SockMonster
    • Hello all.

      8 years ago

      SockMonster

      As only a handful of you guys know, I have been working in a second-hand thrift store/temporary job training place, which has taken up a lot of my time since December and I have only made a handful of posts in some threads in that time. Well, my last day of working was yesterday, as they've only given me a year to find another job opportunity at a better place. They also gave me some things that I could really use, like paying for my driver's ed course so I could get my license to drive, which I now have.

      Long story short, I'm unemployed again and might be spending more time on the computer on top of looking for a new job.

      I've also started collecting guitars and fixing up some guitars that need the attention. I might even re-do some paint jobs on a couple of them. I'm also accumulating more knives and airsoft guns.

    • Hello all.

      9 years ago

      SockMonster

      I'm sorry I haven't been here in a while...well not really. :P

      I've just been busy.

      So...last christmas I got an xbox arcade (after 5-7 years of asking for one) and I've spent most of my time playing and working. Not so much going here, but I've been checking in every once in a while. Now I've bought the new xbox and I'm about to set it up tomorrow.

    • Hi Everybody!

      9 years ago

      SockMonster

      Just making this journal just so some of you know I'm still alive.

    • New mafia rounds.

      10 years ago

      SockMonster

      My first round of moderating in the main game is done, which you can read about here even though it hasn't been updated. MAFIA VICTORY and is now about to start a new round. Candidates for moderator are DWiz, Biolith and some probable candidacies by bman and f3licks. For those who watch, if you have any interest at all and have not played and wish to play with me, join the new round and bring a friend if you wish. I can guarantee that when you get the rules figured out, it is really fun and you'll be hooked.

      The Experiment Variant round in the group forum, moderated by firewolfnin has just ended. Don't really know if we'll be doing another experiment, or have another try at the Sandbox Variant. That has yet to have been decided by the admins in the mafia group. But once they decide what's gonna happen, you can join them too.

      "What do you mean by variants?"

      These are sub-games that run almost concurrently with the mafia thread so if the main game is in full swing and you want to join, but can't, we'll point you to these sub-games, so you can wait til the main game is over so you can join, but you can play a mafia game there.

      These are theme-based sub-games either dedicated to one specific theme (Like one is Space Station, that will never change to Medieval times, but will remain a space station theme), and we'll have multiple rounds, thus the term "variant" is used. The idea behind it is so we almost always have an open game for someone to join if they can't join the main game in the Forum games forum and also that someone could make their debut at moderating the game, making up the stories, and a plethora of other reasons.

      There's the Experiment Variant, dedicated to the debut of new writing styles, new special powers, new themes, and other new stuff. The players give their criticisms on how they like these new things and decide whether it's worthy for the main game or worthy of being it's own variant and everyone likes it, or if it's total garbage. If you want the fresh stuff, play here, you will never get bored.

      We also have the Sandbox Variant, dedicated to training people entirely new to the game, teaching them the rules, what to expect to happen in any game, game/writing tips from game veterans, how to look for clues and so on. So if you want to start on an easy level with people who are also new before playing in the main game, go there.

      So to those 10 or more people that watch me, come play with us. If you already play, I guess this message is not directed at you.

    • Holy carp

      10 years ago

      SockMonster

      I know that I usually don't make updates so early but I just got Burnie's and Matts awards an hour ago. I thought they did away with Staff Awards when they set up the milestones. As with most of my awards journals, I thank the people who gave them to me, so thanks Burnie and Matt. I'll won't tell anyone that you guys still give Staff Awards...

      ...Wait.

    • Plug plug plug

      10 years ago

      SockMonster

      The mafia group's mini-game still needs new players.

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    • Triannual update time!

      10 years ago

      SockMonster

      Today is my birthday and it is my third birthday I've had during my time on Rooster Teeth, which also had it's birthday five days ago so happy belated birthday to them. Later today, I'm going to go to play laser tag and go up to my grandma's house to have some cake LIES! I also got a new award because I now have 10 people watching me. As so loved as I feel, I can't help but wonder if these people are that patient with the amount of time I take to put in a new image or post a new journal, and I salute them. Also today I'm going to finally be moderator for the mafia game thread after three consecutive runs for mod. The game is not taking anymore players, but the mafia group's mini game is looking for 2 or more players to join. I will also be playing that game as well.

      I'm also getting help to get a job by the USOR (Utah State Office of Rehabilitation). In order for me to get the help from them, I had to go get a psychological evaluation, which told me some pretty interesting things. Apart from having Asperger's, I have a reading disability (How?), I have some characteristics of ADHD but I don't have to be medicated (or do I?), and I'm schizoid (not schizophrenia, but characteristics of it) which makes sense to me. I sometimes hear voices that just usually say hi, and the voices are very accurate to the random person who didn't say anything. I hear some family members say hi, but when I say hi back, they give me a weird look. I was also at an IHOP not too long ago and when the waiter came over to the table to take my order, I thought he said "Hi Jordan, how are you?" except his mouth didn't move, but I said "Good" before I realized it and got a weird look from him. It's funny to me.

      I NOW HAVE A REASON TO BE CRAZY!

      I hear it's amazing when the purple-stuffed worm, in flap-jaw space, with the tuning fork, does a raw blink on Hari-Kiri rock. I need scissors! 61!!!

  • Comments (424)

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      Ah, I see... you really should put the group on Watch if you want to play a game, though it's usually mentioned in the thread when one goes into signups.
      The main reservations against using the old thread are:
      smiley9.gif It would be conducive to spam, rather than eliminating it
      smiley9.gif It would be a single thread again, losing all the organisational advantages of the group
      smiley9.gif It would be harder to deal with inappropriate posting
      smiley9.gif General on-topic out-of-game discussion would need a new home, which would confuse things

      I don't think you insulted or stressed anyone... I just felt slightly peeved, so no worries. Need to borrow a zat? lol.png

      As for stress release, might I recommend Halo Reach? Hop into firefight or campaign and try to win a fair fistfight against a hunter. Difficult, but there's something satisfying about landing a good thump and not dying wink.png

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      I'm noticing a pattern where every six weeks or so, you appear in the Mafia thread and ask why we're not playing games in there. I'm sure it's not deliberate, you just forget. So here's the explanation.
      The main thread is for on-topic discussion not pertaining to a specific game. Anyone suggesting playing a game in there is not me. It's most likely urself. There have been no recent discussions along the line of starting a game in there in an effort to end the spam - for one thing, huge step backwards. For another, it would be ineffective as the spam would just occur anyway.
      Also, from the Admins' discussion:

      In reply to BuckeyeDon, #885:

      I don't see where the fragmentation is that great. Most of the players are actively playing in the group and the game is better run with only light spam being served in the Discussion Thread. The game I inherited is active and healthy, so I don't see where there is a need to start games in the Mafia Thread.

      And the trolling business is what motivated us to move the game to the Group.

      No one is saying that we cannot have a game in the Mafia Thread. I'm all for it. I'm just not for moving the game back to the main thread.


      In reply to Jalnor, #888:

      Ditto on everything but the "all for it" - if someone did try to start a game in the old thread, it's not like we could stop them, but I think it's both unnecessary and counterproductive. It's like saying "yeah, we have a load of F-302s, but I'm gonna bring a shuttle out of mothballs for the next moon mission."


      Ringing any bells?

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

      8 years ago

      Last day to sign up for the zombie round, if you are still interested.

    • Jalnor

      8 years ago

      So it's cool to post here again?


      No. I was alert raping Jaxom.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Still interested in going to Commie Con in July? Help us choose the exact time and place, quick quick! Initial signups close on the 7th of June.

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

      9 years ago

      In reply to SockMonster:

      Saskatchewan is the province named after the Saskatchewan river, which translates to "Fast Flowing".

      There is a type of berry in Saskatchewan called a Saskatoon berry. (It looks like a dark-colored blueberry that grows on a bush) I'm not sure what Saskatoon translates to, but it is the shares the name of the largest city in Saskatchewan.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Alright, Sock? Not sure if you've seen the Vat Wars thing we're doing (you haven't commented in a little while), but we're still in need of a couple more players. It's nowhere near the same commitment as the Mafia game, the articles'll be like once a fortnight and you only need to answer a couple of questions every time you're matched up with someone. How's it sound?

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Did anyone get back to you about the logo?

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      In any case, why pay a subscription when there's a better one for free. It'd be like buying IE8 instead of downloading Firefox.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Fuck Norton. It's the Bob Kinsey of the antivirus world. Try AVG, which is completely free (well, the basic version, anyway) and much less invasive than Norton.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Uh, hey, dude, you're currently the mod candidate with the most votes in the group game... are you still about?

    • TheRecreator

      9 years ago

      I'm sorry you don't feel that I deserve your respect any longer. I've already outlined my thoughts on the subject matter in the spam journal. If there's anything else you think needs to be said on the matter, please let me know in my comments or via message.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      I didn't pun...
      ...you asked a question over the definition of the word "suite." In the context of "function suite."
      ...and you had seen my answer, so the statement was redundant anyway...

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      We've been doing it for like seven months... it's fine for the rest of us tongue.png
      Oh, I haven't checked the watch alerts yet, but in case you didn't see, I responded to your suite question.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      You're still posting in the old journal... is there any changing that?

    • neosassy

      9 years ago

      You're welcome ;D x

    • neosassy

      9 years ago

      I'm friends with THE SOCK !!!!!
      how cool is that ??

      I think its way better than being friend with the fonz or the dragon slayer or even Big bird :D
      HAHA xx

    • neosassy

      9 years ago

      thank you :D xx

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

      9 years ago

      Priceless. And the fact that the chick laughed at the 'aftermath' of the prank. They just look at her like she's a bitch.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Yo, Sockmeister, you really need to head over here wink.png

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

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      Good evening, contestant! Finally, the public poll is up - who is the best Vodka Factor contestant?

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      When the box comes up, check the "remember this decision" box and select "Allow."
      But it didn't help? Ah... I have no idea what you can do apart from a total reinstall, which you've already said is out of the question.

      Out of curiosity, though, why is it out of the question? Just get your family to back up any important documents and locate the installation CDs for their software, then tell them you're "restoring it to factory settings because stupid Bill Gates made software that was actually able to go senile without ever being alive." It should take the better part of a day to get it installed and get all the personal settings remade, but still...

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      I guess Spybot and Windows Defender (using the W for a change) didn't fix it, then?

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      There's some demand for the next game in the group to be your Bizarro variant... you up for running that, or at least coaching other potential moderators?

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      You never heard of Bindows? shock.png Replace the B with a W. (It's my nickname for it)

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Also: I meant all of the listed software, rather than just 1.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      How can you have IE and not Bindows? What other OS would ever stoop to packaging that dren with it?

      Sounds to me like your OS is the problem - do try Spybot S&D as well, as it will pick up on thousands of things likely to cause these symptoms but that aren't within Norton's remit. And, if that fails... like I said, back up your documents and re-install your operating system.

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Re your computer problems... I strongly recommend running full scans from the following software:
      smiley9.gif Bindows Defender - it never finds anything, but you never know

      smiley9.gif A reputable antivirus application (Norton or McAfee if you have them, problems though they cause... AVG Free Edition if not)

      smiley9.gif Spybot: Search And Destroy - don't have it? Google can help.


      Make sure they're fully up to date too.

      If that fails, back up all your data and device drivers, dig out your Bindows CD and re-install. From scratch. Don't choose the "repair" option, choose the "I want to eradicate the bloody thing and start again" option.

    • slipknoted

      9 years ago

      lols go the sparta pic

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      fun

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      cool what job?

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      darn oh well so whats new with you?

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      yo wouldnt happen to have XBL would you?

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      pretty good

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      how are you?

    • crzyrbbt

      9 years ago

      hey

    • ARM

      10 years ago

      I see, then. Well, a damn fine trend it is!

    • Sekai08

      10 years ago

      this-is-sparta.jpg

    • Sekai08

      10 years ago

      Suffering from modding madness? wink.png

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      I don't have split personalites just like I don't have voices in my head. I think I just attached my logic to a boomerang. Hooray for circular logic!

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      Given the right criteria (not all that hard) my personality swings wildly around. Like at work, I can manage to not swear, without even thinking about it. Any other time and I have to specificly focus on not swearing. The other place I openly troll is the Diablo 2 chat areas, but when I play WoW I'm one of the nicest guys possible.

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      Actually, my Cevrus identity is supposed to be my nice one, but since we're online, Cevrus has been nice enough to let me and all my variations work under his name.

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      I get my own special section in hell, what can I say?

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      OMFG, my mod history looks ridiculous right now. Thanks!

    • Ian117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      No, I just like messing with people.

    • StrangerCoug

      10 years ago

      I'll get it.

    • jeckon

      10 years ago

      Hey..thanks for modding that gif....you were only the 2nd person...
      that's a tough thread...

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      Care to join us in attacking the spam journal?

    • sltnHunter6

      10 years ago

      wont be the first time the admins remove one of my pics for violence
      i think ill upload all of their album covers just to see where the admins draw the line
      \m/

    • iamcevrus2

      10 years ago

      Spacestation story post is up, now go vote for rico.

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