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NintendoByNature

@HobbitGamer ugh I know. The past 2 games have pulled this stunt on me. @bimmy-lee the entire game is casual. Which is what bugs me. There were some difficulty spikes at certain points. But maybe I'd have to fight a boss 4 times or so. On this boss, I'm talking 30 times(maybe more?) and can't beat it. There really isn't items or anything other crafting trinkets which provide little power or defense boosts. I've got them locked and loaded as much as they could be. I've tried every character available and none are really getting the job done. Eleven has gotten me the farthest but her power isn't as great at Steve's or hopper, or even max.. btw Steve throws ice cream cones at enemies lol. Yea his Ice cream cone throwing is more powerful than elevens telekenisis hahaha. I dk I'm just frustrated it's that hard. I'll try again on lunch though.

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NEStalgia

RedderRugfish wrote:

bimmy-lee wrote:

I’m probably not a great source for you regarding multicarts. I’ve only done enough research to know that I wouldn’t put one in any of my old systems. That’s based purely on the chance that they could damage the system without even getting into the weeds regarding piracy or the rom quality.

While I'm against bootlegs to the point of writing an overly long and detailed forum post here about how to not buy them, I doubt playing one would damage the system. Even something like the cart voltage being incorrect might not be dangerous, though circuit design isn't my most knowledgeable subject so I could be wrong.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia Lucky for me it has been several days out so I'm not going to get knee jerk annoyed or offended at that question. (but it is a bit rude to ask that.) How do people lose their glasses or a ring or misplace their dentures? You absentmindedly put it somewhere you normally don't and then forget that you did it. It obviously isn't very large. I usually keep them on my night stand but I take them out with the same ease that you remove earrings. I've been like this since I was 9...it isn't something that I think about anymore.

But yeah, I don't tend to wear it on the weekends and I felt really bad on Friday so I took it out and sat it on a piece of tissue on my desk. I was cleaning off my desk Sunday night, and grabbed anything that looked like trash quickly and I didn't notice the weight of the tissue (and it didn't break the tissue so there is that) so I tossed it all. Since I don't wear it as much when I'm alone I didn't notice that I didn't see it floating around until I got up to go to work on Monday. I've lost it in bedsheets before so I assumed that it was just like in there (or on the floor, that happens too if it is on the bed and i knock it off while sleeping) and I went to work. By the time I got back and tore up the apartment other people had thrown their trash away, so even though I went dumpster diving I didn't find it. And at this point I'd never be able to sanitize it in a manner that would be acceptable.

So better to accept that it is gone. Wear a spare (which doesn't match but I have to wear something for an extended period of time) and save up on my HSA till I can go home next year. It is an expensive mistake and annoying but I refuse to be embarrassed for being an amputee (I've taken a lifetime of crap for that so f anybody that thinks they can say something now.). If someone is stupid enough to say something rude then they can get an earful or I'll just make a visit to HR. So far its been rather quiet though. I am not required to face our customers and I'm an internal analyst so people know not to come to my desk anyway. I have an emergency spare from when I was a teenager but looking "acceptable" when people have tattoos and multicolored hair everywhere is not worth the pain of wearing an ill fitting prosthetic.

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NEStalgia

@Ryu_Niiyama That's so awful and surprising. That's just really out of character for you! I figured you were at least as rigidly OCD about things like that as I am (and I mean even lesser things like watches, phones...) I can see losing it because it falls out or from transporting it somewhere and it slipping out goes unnoticed...that happens to everyone, but throwing it out yourself...that's particularly awful.

How "unmatching" is the spare I.E. would most even notice a color mismatch, or are we talking the "8-ball" or "Hylian crest" you were mentioning a few years ago?

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HobbitGamer

Ryu_Niiyama wrote:

I'm an internal analyst so people know not to come to my desk anyway.

Gotta keep that fear alive in them!

I'd love to imagine that if you had to go to HR for someone being a $#@*) about it, you'd be allowed to verbally go off on that person in return. And then poke their stomach with a wooden dowel.

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NintendoByNature

HobbitGamer wrote:

Ryu_Niiyama wrote:

I'm an internal analyst so people know not to come to my desk anyway.

Gotta keep that fear alive in them!

I'd love to imagine that if you had to go to HR for someone being a $#@*) about it, you'd be allowed to verbally go off on that person in return. And then poke their stomach with a wooden dowel.

I second that people suck, and when they Do, you should be allowed to give them an earful.

On a side note @HobbitGamer @Bimmy-Lee just started my lunch break and guess who beat the boss in 1 try? This guy 😀

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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia well, I guess one mistake after wearing these things for 24 years...meh I'm allowed. But you are correct I would normally be more obsessed about it as I get fairly uncomfortable being seen without mine in, like I was up at 3 am digging in a dumpster looking for it...just to stave off an anxiety attack.

To be honest the loss has more to do with my itty bitty studio. I have a box for them but I didn't see the point in bringing it when I had to car dwell (gotta pack light) and I usually toss them where I can see them. When I move it will be better, the funny thing is I noticed it was in the tissue but assured myself that I'd move it later...yeah I forgot. Oh I'm wearing my Kakashi Sharingan right now. Never did get that 8 ball. I need to revisit that.

@HobbitGamer I'm not mean about it but if you don't put in a ticket I don't help you. Period. I have too many SQL reports to write, and admin work to do for our accounting software to let you just walk up to me. But people have been pretty horrible and nosy in my experience and have made me cry once or twice so now while I'm in general very mild mannered that is my "fight me" button. I mean dang nobody WANTS to be an amputee except crazy people (there are people that are into that) so why give somebody a hard time about it?

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NEStalgia

@Ryu_Niiyama That really sucks...that's the kind of thing that would just gnaw at me forever, and I'd never be able to use the eventual new one without continuously reliving that moment. Is it totally rounded that it can roll around (I presume?) that alone would leave me paranoid about leaving it on any flat surface. Hindsight is...er...0/20, but would something like a plastic bottle cap from bottled water or something have made a suitable stand to prevent it from rolling (not that it rolled this time, but it may have been more visible than sitting on a tissue...) Ghetto makeshift solutions is my specialty!

Haha, I wasn't familiar with the character, but looking it up...maybe someone will just think you have bloodshot eyes. You might get people asking what happened to your eye, assuming the redness is an injury I knew a girl with actual red eyes once....I've played enough video games that I really should have known to take that as a warning sign, even if they didn't glow..... Live and learn....

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@HobbitGamer I have that same fantasy. Except my wooden dowel is made of metal. Filed to a point. With barbs.

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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.

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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.

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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...

@HobbitGamer "Folks, we've overlooked the largest question; Who is bringing the s'mores??"

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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'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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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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