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    • Welp

      6 years ago

      Steven

      When the wind chill temperature outside is the same regardless of whether you change it to Fahrenheit or Celsius, you know it's goddamn cold.

    • Steven's Guide to Hockey - Part 1

      6 years ago

      Steven

      Oh hi there! You say you're interested in following/learning about hockey? Well fear not, I have you covered! In this first part, I will first describe what there is to like about the sport that makes it stand out to me over the other 3 major sports. In the next part, I will detail some rules and other tidbits.

      First and foremost to me is that hockey is a very exciting sport to watch. In terms of speed of play it's right near the top as the players are on skates and not feet, so they are moving faster than you might be used to. I should note though that the puck is the smallest object used in any major sport and thus is hard to see at first (baseballs don't count because you don't really have to follow it while watching.) Luckily, the television camera people are pretty good at keeping up with it, and it will eventually become second nature after watching some of a game to see it. Football is fast-paced for the 10 seconds that a play lasts, and then everyone gets a break. It's too jarring. Basketball is constant movement but there is no urgency or excitement in it. Baseball is obviously slowest, with each play broken up by at bats. But these are not really fair comparisons as each sport is different and how they play works well for them. I'm just describing how I feel about them.

      One of the major things that makes it so exciting is the exhilaration of a goal. Yes, a score in the other major sports is thrilling, but none can compare to a goal, and that's due to the unexpected nature of it. In football, you often see the player running into an inevitable touchdown, or a team is really close yardage-wise so a touchdown seems more likely than not. In basketball, no baskets are truly exciting until the final 2 minutes and that's if the score is close. Not to mention endless timeouts turning 2 minutes into 20. In baseball, a home run is unexpected, but it still doesn't have the same immediate punch of goal because of the drawn out nature watching the ball fly back. It's closest really to soccer for pure exhilaration (though there are many more goals in hockey, obviously). And that sport is the most popular in the world.

      Fans are about the same. You have truly devoted fanbases just like other sports, and you'll have many awesome people and a few jerks, but that's really more about the nature of humanity than anything else.

      The only real problem with hockey is very likely why it's not as popular in the US as the other three major sports, and that's accessibility and ease of playing it. Hockey requires cold weather or an indoor skating rink, skates, a stick and a puck, a net, as well as various other equipment. And that's just the minimum to play a casual pick-up game. In addition to just having all the stuff, you actually need to learn to skate. All other sports just require that you know how to run on your feet. So that's an additional barrier, because you can't just know how to skate, but skate well. Quick direction changes, hockey stopping, backwards skating, etc.

      However, the above is only if you want to play it (and it's lots of fun too). I am only suggesting that you try and watch it on TV or at a bar for now. Become a fan of a team in your area (you become more emotionally invested that way and it's more fun). Watch a game or two. Let me know how it goes. If you succeeded in that task, come back for Part 2 where I explain all the rules that confused you.

    • Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy

      6 years ago

      Steven

      Or rather, I'm at work, and it's still too early for my brain. So I thought I'd ask you guys a very important question.

      Ocarina of Time or Link to the Past?

      P.S. You now have Tik Tok in your head.

    • Hooray!

      6 years ago

      Steven

      As funny as the picture on my previous journal was, I should probably put something up for anyone visiting my profile for the first time today. As I'm lazy though, here's the link to the journal I made about me the first time I was FU. Everything about it is still true, so I it all works out. Also, if you haven't yet, go tell Michael and Lindsay super amazing congrats on their recent engagement!

      Anyway, have a glorious day everyone.

    • It begins!

      6 years ago

      Steven

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      Save yourselves Aussie friends!

    • GOT 'EM

      6 years ago

      Steven

      Operating Systems Fundamentals (Linux) A+
      Database Systems A-
      Networking Basics A+
      Web Programming A+
      Object-Oriented Programming (Java) A

      Carry on.

    • Oh come on now

      6 years ago

      Steven

      So you guys saw the image I made yesterday right? I also tweeted it to Ray as a Christmas present, which was retweeted by him. Now, VERY MYSTERIOUSLY, there are two different images on top posts of the exact same concept as my image. Come on people. Have some goddamn originality. And now those people are independently getting credit for the idea, which kinda puts me off. If the thumbs up/down system were connected to top posts then I wouldn't have even seen this because their pictures wouldn't even be up there under normal circumstances.

      My main point though is that there are an incredibly large number of unoriginal people out waiting to steal your ideas, not just for this but in life, so always take caution.

      EDIT: I've been informed I was not the first to come up with this, but regardless of that, I had not seen any on top posts until today, the day after I posted mine. So while I'm sure other people independently thought of this, pretty certain these two didn't, barring incredible coincidence.

    • 6 years ago

      Steven
    • Just wanted to say thanks

      6 years ago

      Steven

      Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, either on here, facebook, twitter, in person, or more than one of them! You all mean a lot to me and I'm so grateful to be apart this community. I was actually bombarded (in a good way) with so many messages, more than ever before, that it was hard to know where to look. Social media man, social media. So yeah again, thank you all so much, even though wishing someone a happy birthday takes only several seconds of your time, you didn't have to do it, but you did, and that means a lot.

    • You're still doing it wrong

      6 years ago

      Steven

      Also called Grammar Lessons with Steven.

      I'd write about the new mod system but I think it's fine. Change is fine. You'll be fine. Everything will be fine.

      What I'd RATHER talk about is something else. Well actually two. First, my 26th birthday is tomorrow (hooray!).

      Second, stop using "you're" and "your" wrong. I get it, they sound the same. I sympathize. But please stop. It makes you sound dumb, whether or not you are. Just think before you do it. Ask yourself "could this word be replaced with "you are"? If yes, use 'you're'. If not, use 'your'. Simple as that. I'm not even burdening you with complicated words like possessive or contraction in my explanation.

      Also irksome, naturally, are the 'there' and 'to' variants, though they bother me less and I find are not as problematic.

      But yeah, otherwise keep on being radical, attractive people.

  • Comments (602)

    • TheHooDooer

      7 years ago

      Haha that's awesome. Glad to hear from a local RT fan :)

    • TomTom491 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Yo, congrats on the being a featured user

    • Connor

      7 years ago

      Aw, I didn't. Give me time to finish my classes for today, you'll get a new, hand drawn one.
      Special for you.

      • Connor

        7 years ago

        You want a whale, or a different animal?

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

      7 years ago

      Hey Steven, it was awesome hanging out with you and Juls last weekend! It was a nice way to end the trip before my big trip. I hope guys had fun. Oh yeah, and being the Featured User is also something that should be mentioned.

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

      7 years ago

      Best. Featured User. Ever.
      Of all time smiley13.gif

    • kira862 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Randomness

      7 years ago

      Happy FU

    • Connor

      7 years ago

      hey-whale.jpeg
      Happy FU day smiley13.gif
      P.S. we should probably become bffs.

    • p3drit0

      7 years ago

      Ctrl FU

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

      7 years ago

      Happy Featured user day!! smiley12.gif Miss you lots smiley2.gif

    • CRAZYC01E

      7 years ago

      Happy FU smiley0.gif !

    • 14clinez

      7 years ago

      happy FU day :)

    • Uberchild FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeler and Editor

      7 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!! smiley0.gif

    • TheHooDooer

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!! Where in ottawa do you live? I'm in Barrhaven :D

    • GardenSnake

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day Steven! Hope NYCC went well.

    • TiberiusVIII Pizza 4 Life

      7 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

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

      7 years ago

      you are the rt community member of the day

    • Andy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Editor n' Junk

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day! Ah Yeah!

    • Adam79

      7 years ago

      Happy FU bud.

    • 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 :D

    • bdoomed No idea

      7 years ago

      omg Steven happy FU! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

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

      7 years ago

      FU Blawndee 2.0 smiley0.gif

    • cfhhateph34r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Congrats on the FU!

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

      7 years ago

      Hey GDiff... FU. Also I was already watching you so SUCK IT RTFU!

    • void165

      7 years ago

      Congrats on getting FU-ed on the site! And having a ton of people congratulating you on getting FU-ed. Man, that's a lot of FU's.

    • ReaperOfMan

      7 years ago

      FU dude!!!!!
      would have made a really gaudy and colorful FU comment but I think my membership expired today

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

      7 years ago

      Oh... so it's your turn today, is it?

      Enjoy the alert rape, Steve. I hope you have your lube handy...

    • PapierWieda

      7 years ago

      Happy FU-day. :D

    • DandySwagg Whatevah

      7 years ago

      FU Dirtbag! smiley0.gif

    • locken FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We're All A little Mad H

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day!
      I feel like there should be a party, or cake, or something for this occasion.

    • Jcach

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day!

    • theiviaster

      7 years ago

      Yo..congrats on being a featured user!
      Comic con xD

    • Rivera101

      7 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day, Steven! :D

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

      7 years ago

      Eh buddy! Happy FU day there!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU! Promises kept, eh?

    • Patrick

      7 years ago

      Happy FU!!!

    • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Retired Guardian Hat

      7 years ago

      Well, hello there Mr. FU.

    • James Volume III

      7 years ago

      HEY I RECOGNIZE THAT GUY ON THE FRONT PAGE! HAPPY FEATURED USER DAY!

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Happy Featured User day good sir!

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      Hmm....I had no idea you guys brought shotglasses to the room. I never saw them. Technically it was John's room, and he had the most stuff in it, so he would be the person most likely to have seen them or done something with them.

      Really great meeting you and Juls though! Hope we can do it again sometime before next year's Philly. Definitely planning on being at TO, so hope to see you there. :)

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

      7 years ago

      D'awwwww.... www.flickr.com/photos/ragingterror/6200409568/in/set-72157627792364024/

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      Steven it was awesome meeting you and Juls!

    • lab12202

      7 years ago

      Please add me you seem interesting


      He really isn't all that interesting.

      smiley0.gif Love you Steven!! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • pebble96

      7 years ago

      Please add me you seem interesting

    • SuburbanFire 3D Modeling

      8 years ago

      but I'll see you later on! if not PAX: East, RTX, then absolutely RvBTO!

    • ChunkyDunk

      8 years ago

      ... and a great big HELLO to you too! :D

    • LepraSaun

      8 years ago

      i smiley12.gif u so much Steven! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Wolfdwarf

      8 years ago

      Hey... I'm David's friend... The one who never wears pants... And drinks way too much Coke... Yeah...

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

      8 years ago

      He looks like a Bernard doesn't he?

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

      8 years ago

      He's Gump!

    • Pianofingers

      8 years ago

      I already noticed the better coverage with them. Like in my basement.

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