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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia Eww and risk scratches? That would drive me more insane. My first one had scratches from when it used to fall out as I aged (your head gets bigger so it doesn't fit...or it rotates upside down and I can't tell so I look like I'm having a seizure) and that used to drive me crazy. (As I would then stuff it in a pocket with keys...lol...and the dog got to it once...but he didn't chew on it! He batted it around.) But no, I kept them in a box and I'll do that again once I replace it. I will try not to dwell on it too much or like you said I'll keep reliving it...but there is no point in that so better to just take a day at a time and let it go.

They aren't round and of course have to match the cavity of the person. I have an implant in my head due to how much had to be removed initially (my eye was split almost clean in half horizontially...you ever cry and puke at the same time? I did when I saw it.) and it the remaining muscle has grown around it. That allows me to move both together (but if I get a brain tumor later you'll know why lol) so mine takes the shape of the front wall of the muscle mass and then has a lip at the top that functions as a shelf/tab/hook? to keep it in place as my eyelid muscles are permanently weakened/destroyed. I can blink and look normal with it in but otherwise I can't open that eye more than like a quarter of an inch without it, and that is after two surgeries. After that the part where the iris/cornea is protrudes further to help give my eyelid a crutch. You can't tell unless you take off my glasses and look at me from the side very closely (and most people don't know enough to notice). I'm allergic to the plaster used to set the mold (ALSO ITS COLD) so I tend to have to be resized a few times due to the fact that it is an all day process (used to be two so yay medical advances) and I swell from it; so the good thing about my custom is it was made at the same time as the one I tossed so I'll just give them that one so they don't have to torture me to death. I'm totally using this as an excuse to get an Eye of the Exalt though.

So it looks like a wide, solid baseball cap really. If you really are interested here is my doctor. The current head is the daughter of the specialist I started with. https://carolinaeyeprosthetics.com/

All in all after everything healed up I was lucky as as I have an expressive face (which is good since my humor tends to be dry) and everything moves when it should and nothing is "off". I've only had one girlfriend freak out about it but it was the more having one eye than how I look (she asked me out after all), she did dump me over it but hey that was a very, very long time ago. Teenagers are silly.

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bimmy-lee

@NintendoByNature - Bam! Well done. That’s such a weird gaming phenomenon. Totally stuck one day, no problem the next day. Glad you powered through, being stuck there forever could have driven you insane. A bit of rage is good for you every once in a while.

limby-bee was a jerk.

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bimmy-lee

@Ryu_Niiyama - A friend of mine was born with one eye, and he’s talked quite a bit with me about it. I know there are so many issues he deals with that were not even conceivable to me prior to those conversations. The consolation is that you’re a BA because the strife makes you strong. He lost his eye for a week once before he finally found it. He was depressed. I hope the situation is resolved quickly for you.

limby-bee was a jerk.

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HobbitGamer

@Ryu_Niiyama Hey thanks for sharing! Being on the paperwork side of medicine, I always find things fascinating to learn.
I appreciate you!

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Ryu_Niiyama

@bimmy-lee I always call it the "ignored disability" as people tend to think of it as if they close one eye and that's it... when that is totally not the case. Yeah its depressing when you lose them I hope mine does turn up but I am like 95 percent certain at this point that I tossed it. But its a thing that happens. Folks lose them swimming for instance lol (I wear a water proof container to keep it in when I swim or take it out).

@HobbitGamer I kinda figured it was TMI but NES tends to appreciate detail and when you don't think of it from a "this is a part of my body that I've lost and that impacts my life forever" It is kind of cool in some aspects. The villain in Last Action Hero changed my perspective of it when I was a kid (I will always love that movie for that reason). I mean I have my trauma, but in general I have fun with it. I'm that weirdo that has literally tossed it at someone in annoyance before. The freak out was worth the 15 mins I spent soaping the thing back down. Of course I go into IT/Astronomy and play video games...all things that help with vision health. lololol.

I am so ready for this weekend. Study session with my SQL mentor this weekend (She is an MVP and MCT so to get training for free wooo so worth it)

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia I fully agree on your assessment of ecological "solutions" and clean energy programs, and also that humans are natural beings, which I basically already did, by mentioning us being biological, living organisms, but there's a difference between being natural beings, and actually being a part of nature.

And because of so many more reasons than I already mentioned, we are NOT a part of Mother Nature's natural cycle anymore. We've evolved beyond it on a technical and societal level, and for the most part, except for some extreme weirdos and vegans, we can't revert anymore.

There's literally zero naturalism in 9 out of the 10 things we use and do, and we do not contribute to nature anymore, in a way that would constitute or even mimic being in a cycle with the other plant and animal organisms on this Earth. That is a non-debatable fact.

Nature can and will do fine without us, but we modern day humans, won't even survive more than a couple of days, if even that, if we were to be forcefully thrown back into it. Thanks for adding that bit, @HobbitGamer. It's another undeniable truth, and proof of the fact that humans aren't an intrinsic part of nature anymore.

As for instinct: also all but gone, because "civilized" men don't need instinct anymore, since we largely thrive and survive on the intellectual part of our brain. Only in extreme situations does the human instinct come to the surface, so most of the time, that would only be in tense and/or dangerous situations. And there's of course a mother's instinct, but that's about the majority of it.

Anyway, I'll stop here, and I'll make another mental note to not overwhelm people (and threads) with my darker musings anymore, much less with awful truths that are a bit too hard to digest for most of us...

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I don't like s'mores...

@Anti-Matter This is the ACTUAL best version of real-life Spongebob:
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@Ryu_Niiyama Sorry to hear about the ordeal with your prosthetic eye. I probably can't even come close to imagining what you're going through, but I did want to send you some positive thoughts.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Ryu_Niiyama

@ThanosReXXX Aww I appreciate that. What the heck is going on with that spongebob person?

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ThanosReXXX

So, enough heavy talk, probably.

I came across this interesting gadget on YouTube, and I figured I'd post it here, just in case me sending it to the NLife crew doesn't result in an actual article, and some possibly interested retro-gaming individuals amongst you people might never learn about it...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@Ryu_Niiyama You're more than welcome. I also kinda figured I had some repairing to do, after our previous discussion...

EDIT:
Far as I know, that "Spongebob" figure was just a homeless and/or drunk guy, who wrapped himself into some mattress filling, and fell asleep on the street. It's an old meme. If you use that picture to image search, you'll find all kinds of variations.

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HobbitGamer

@Ryu_Niiyama Speaking of SQL, you’ll likely get a kick out of this. While I’ve been resorting our department file share, I’ve had to sift through my SAP Crystal Reports files, all 108. Most of them are named well enough that it wasn’t a problem, but there were at least 20 today that I had to open up and hunt through all my record and formula codes while praying I was smart enough to place comment sections in. I wasn’t. And what possessed my to name THREE different files Report.rpt?! 😂

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Ryu_Niiyama

@ThanosReXXX Not at all, I wasn't mad at you I just didn't understand why it felt like you were getting upset at what I was saying. However I realize that I tend to speak about myself when it sounds like I am speaking generally so that may have contributed to that. After that I chalk it up to culture differences. (You are from the west coast correct? I'm a Carolina Girl and I think there is likely at least a 5-10 year age gap between us as well. Not to mention the male vs female dynamic) Also...Ryu has had a comedy of errors going on for the past month or so while I feel that my tone was neutral as much as me saying how much I despise humanity can be of course, it may have not seemed that way or perhaps my own annoyance bled in. I'm usually pretty good at that but you never know sometimes. I drift in and out of the Forums (seriously I'm balancing 2 jobs, a freelance business, martial arts, taiko, studying for certs, citizen scientist work, prepping for grad school and somewhere in there games and sleep. If I drop off its usually NOT because I'm upset. I honestly think I'm mild mannered because I'm exhausted lol.)

Like seriously the only way to honestly annoy me is to attack me as an amputee, belittle me for being a woman, or be a racist. And even then it is an annoyance, as at the end of the day you and I have no real impact on each other's lives. Otherwise I try not to give others that kind of power. I only get angry if you can directly impact my life. Which usually at this point would only be if someone lays hands.

Still Positive Ki makes things go well so we can never have enough of that, as such Positive Ki to you as well.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@HobbitGamer OOOUCH. lol yeah that's pretty bad. Please tell me you added in new comments and renamed them? We have an extensive style guide for our reports because every time I look somebody is too lazy to make two clicks so they want the information condensed on a report.

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HobbitGamer

@Ryu_Niiyama Most of them....maybe. I definitely wrote in one:
//not sure the purpose, remind JF to check later ~JF

At least a third of my reports are proof of concept things made on the fly for executives or very drilled down versions of existing reports, so I hesitate to rename things until someone asks for it a second time. A big exception is when I’m making an improvement to a report version launched by our EMR system. I comment everywhere in the code for those, just to make sure the IT department can’t say something is vague, redundant, or eating cycles.

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ThanosReXXX

@Ryu_Niiyama Yeah, I figured that male vs female was at least one of the contributing factors. And me living over here in Europe, and being all "Amsterdamnized" might also be quite the contributing factor. I'm originally from California, though. And I guess I sometimes also forget how big differences between individual states may be, let alone West Coast vs East Coast. We do also have some of these differences over here, but probably not to the same extent. Unless of course it concerns sports...

People over here tend to be VERY direct, and not in an American way, so that is probably something that also added to my already quite direct nature...

Thanks for the Ki return. (just imagine me doing a traditional judo bow)

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NEStalgia

@Ryu_Niiyama id have thought they were scratch resistant (seriously, why is an iPhone more durable? ) But of you wanted to make a bottle cap stand, you could line the lip with an o ring or pvc tubing or the like.... The box sounds better overall anyway, but a stand could still be handy. Though i have a dock/stand fetish i think. (No Lite for me!). The if it were me and i knew I'd take it out from time to time, id need a stand!

That's fascinating about the nuisance and detail put into it. I didn't know you could move it at all... My awareness of it was the traditional "glass eye"... Sammy Davis Jr. Style that's fixed in one position. That's pretty cool that it's actually a movable contraption.... Though the detail of how it goes together is horrifying. I've never asked how the injury happened... In part because I'm not certain i actually want to know (i don't handle gore well... That's why i don't touch horror... Or zombies... Ans could never work in medical.... And I'm particularly squeemish about eyes for some reason.... ) But...
It seems as good a time as any to ask, at least just the general concept, how the injury a a kid happened? (Still not sure i want to know... )

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@NEStalgia You’d have a fit at the things I’ve seen in school 😂. Let’s not forget my family business either, hahaha

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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia They are durable, but you can still see the scratches. Dude I've dropped, even stepped on them so many times it is embarrassing. As for your question that is where I draw the line. I likely share too much on line as is, but me sharing that is an a little soul shearing to me even now so I rarely tell anyone. Let's just say that metal sports implements to the face are not good for the health. I can't go further without crying honestly. (sorry)

Yeah the moving thing is something I take for granted now but I had to train my muscles to get them strong enough. I used to spend hours in front of the mirror practicing until it hurt lol. Up, up, down, down, left, left, right, right, counter clockwise, clockwise over and over and over again.

@HobbitGamer What is your family business?

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HobbitGamer

@Ryu_Niiyama Funeral Homes! 😁

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Ryu_Niiyama

@HobbitGamer Cool! Wait. You don't drive a hearse do you? I knew a coworker that did that. That is creepy.

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NEStalgia

@Ryu_Niiyama fair enough. I figured it was 50/50 you don't talk about it, it you talk about it so much you assume everyone knows

Can't imagine the specifics, probably don't want to... But thats probably along the lines of what i assumed. I always thought sports and associated injuries were stupid... Hate sports. Heck, the only time i touched sorts was when made the to... And one time in middle School gym class they made us play basketball and i got someone's thumb in my eye when they tried to grab the ball....i freaked out completely of course, and it was nasty enough..., and thankfully it didn't end up like yours!

@HobbitGamer wait... Isn't working in medical billing and funeral homes a conflict of interest?

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