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« on: April 21, 2020, 02:46:05 PM »
Things were different in 2014. I remember logging back in to b.net earlier that year after a hiatus from the reach days to check out what the hype was about surrounding destiny. No surprises the forum for the game itself was an absolute shitshow and I was instantly turned off the game by its prospective community, but Offtopic was pretty cool and I found myself becoming a regular. Nearly everyone was a familiar name and I had a pretty cool group of friends to have a group chat with, including the resident 5-year old Ender. Memes were aplenty and I can honestly say the community as a whole had a really nice vibe to it.
I was 18 and unemployed at the time, so I had all the time in the world to surf Offtopic to my heart’s content. I was in all of the biggest groups on the site and enjoyed reading countless shitposts and drama from the usual suspects at the time. Even the trolling seemed to have a creative edge to it, and I was sad to see it all go the moment the July update dropped around the launch of the Destiny Beta. Usernames disappeared, never to be seen again and groups fragmented. During the teething problems of this group when it was on Proboards I became convinced it was some concotion of the worst of bungie’s toxicity for a time (mostly in part due to everyone labelling sep7 as traitors for some dumbass reason) but signing up pretty quickly dispelled that feeling. The users who crept back in to offtopic after its silent period were the biggest fuckheads in existence and I’m convinced 2 of them in particular are singlehandedly behind the worst of the later site updates (such as needing a destiny account just to post there now).
Fast forward to 2015 and I think I made the biggest mistake of my life. I was playing Mario Kart 8 and after a series of cheesy losses, I fell into the habit of hitting myself in the head when I was angry. This culminated in breaking a GamePad over my head hard enough to see nothing but red as it impacted my skull, dazing myself for 5 minutes (I am fully aware self harm of this manner is NEVER okay) and I haven’t been the same since. While there was no sign of injury to my head or brain, that moment marked a tipping point where I began to have anxiety attacks of an intensity I’d never experienced before, and still do to this day. For about 8 months this was a nightly ocurrence. I would develop a migrane, then worry I’d caused permanent brain damage or gotten a neurodegenerative disease and I was fully convinced in that headspace that I could never function again. I felt I had a really hard time thinking, I constantly lost trains of thought and got migranes really easily.
It went away for a bit and, while shit went sideways in a completely different way, late 2016-2017 were pretty normal years in terms of headspace for me. Around 2018 I found even seeing the word ‘Dimentia’ written on a pamphlet briefly brought that panic straight back and convinced me I had something like that. Co-workers always asked me what was up because one day I could be talkative, and completely silent the next. The real kicker was I wasn’t aware of what this panic was really about, so when I zoned in I couldn’t even tell what was wrong. Talking to a psychologist was helpful, but again our conversations never got to what I saw as the big issue.
2019 was a similar story in terms of mental health, but I was able to keep such instances brief, even if I was more zoned out than usual I was able to function pretty normally at work and make life decisions and plans. The Panic attacks still happened but on a milder level and passed quickly, in part thanks to getting a brain scan and being told everything is normal on that front. Earlier this year I’ve gotten comfortable with existing with this, and zeroed in on what sets me off. It’s hard to put it in to words even now, but basically I’ve come to terms with the concept of having such a disease as a workaround for my anxiety not letting me believe that I’m actually fine. And I feel better fams. Like, not 100% but I feel more like my old self than I have at any point in the last 5 years, and I just want to say I’m glad to be a part of sep7agon. Browsing this place can really take your mind off introspective worries sometimes, and I hope you’re doing well too.
« on: August 25, 2019, 03:37:30 AM »
So quick question, I'm trying to get a stream setup running with OBS. It's pretty bare bones for the moment and I'm mostly looking to have a live dialog box to display live twitch chat on the video recording (mostly for my own benefit).
Alternatively any links to your preferred sources/tutorials would be appreciated.
« on: May 02, 2019, 05:19:28 AM »
Until my license category updates I'm finally allowed to drive this bad boy
I've had it since mid '17 and because VicRoads are the biggest cunts in human history and change their laws like that one kid at school that keeps losing games of tag, I haven't been allowed to drive it since the start of 2018. I'd almost sold it multiple times before changing my mind at the last second.
Going to get rid of the mid 2000's sex spec kit and rice stickers for a Z-Tune body conversion, fix the paint and get a good set of wheels to start. Then work my way to performance mods since stock R34s are surprisingly slow by today's standards. I've been on the full time grind for a while to be able to afford all this before I go back to Uni. Keen as a B E A N to be back in the driver's seat. I've sorely missed the sound of an RB.
Anyway discuss cars and other modes of transport itt, I guess.
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:44:08 AM »
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« on: October 14, 2018, 07:39:28 AM »
Smh I swear this level can be done in under 15 minutes, maybe 10 with optimised routing and no mistakes, but I spent a whole2 hours with it.
I died at 96 notes because I thought I missed a group in the engine room. Turned out they were in the bridge and I died repeatedly (like 50-60 times, no exaggeration) for no good reason. Got to 76 and yanked the controller by accident, crashing the console. Died 30-50 more times before I finally completed it.
I wanna make engine room my bitch and lay out constant world record splits for that segment.
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:03:55 AM »
So I think I have depression. But it’s in such a minute, insignificant way I didn’t feel justified in doing something about it until now. I am incapable of feeling joy. I can remember feeling it in the past but not replicate it. It really frustrates me when I’m aware of it but I forget it so much that it isn’t even scary to acknowledge the fact anymore. If I remember writing this I’m gonna speak to my therapist about it on Tuesday.
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:41:10 AM »
I have a meme idea but no editing software and no skills so pls enquire within
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:21:48 AM »
You’re browsing the Bungie forums. You reply to a thread in #Destiny and immediately get attacked by one of the “veteran regulars” (you check his account and it’s only a week old). He tells you without prompt that he runs a successful business, netting “more money in a year than you’ll see in a lifetime, kid.”
What is your response?
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:13:13 AM »
How is your day
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:48:50 PM »
So at the beginning of the year I decided to pull the plug on my relationship. She was incredibly toxic, manipulative and I had a pretty clear idea that she wasn’t going to change and there was a 90% chance she was a cheater (like all the warning signs were there and the guy was straight up terrified whenever I was around).
So after a messy fight and telling some quite nasty truths to her face that maybe didn’t need to be said, but felt good after tolerating her abuse for a few months I cut her off. I was unfamiliar with such ugly breakups at the time so I figured I’d try to rebound as a way to get her out of my head. I had numerous casual hookups earlier this year and I thought I wouldn’t have any problems as I wrapped my willy and literally never finished at any time.
Well one of the hookups explained to me that she was on the pill and that she was clean, well I was dumb enough to take her word for it and go in without protection, and boy was that a mistake. 2 weeks later I was getting really itchy and it kind of felt like I had a UTI as well.
To be on the safe side, I went and got myself checked. 100% confident I was clear and it was just my skin condition playing up (both of those symptoms often present themselves but were never anything that was actually harmful) and a week later I was told I had Chlamydia. Fucking legit this chapter of my life played out like RomanGladiator was its architect smh.
Fortunately the treatment is simple and I’m clean now, but I literally never thought I would get myself into that situation.
TL;DR: use protection or get slapped with the consequences.
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:33:58 AM »
Alright folks, the time has come. 36 contestants. One battle royale to decide who will rise above the rest and become legend™️. Who will be our new Champion? Who will fall victim to disaster? Who will release Despacito 2? Is Fedorekd really my Father? These questions will be answered by the end of this tournament. May the odds be ever in your favour. Also if you happened to upload your avatar to Sep7agon instead of specifying by URL then FUCK YOU for making my job harder.
« on: June 27, 2018, 12:08:46 AM »
Aight bois, you know the drill. Post in here if you’re signing up. Districts will be assigned by moi to make things easier.
Optional: post a picture you would like to be used ingame, if not your avatar will probs be used instead.
-WOOKIE ON CRACK
-The Lord Ruler
-Ender (like my post)
-A Cheese Potato
-Chaos Metal Dragon
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:05:16 AM »
👉👌 sometime big boi? 😏😏
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:16:25 AM »
I've been recording a few runs of some games and every time I record something, it fits the game window into a subregion roughly the size of the top left quarter of my screen with the rest of it completely black, no matter the game. I've tried "Fit to window" and "stretch to window" in the game capture settings but no bueno. Help pls.
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:52:28 PM »
First mass shooting on Australian soil since Port Arthur in 1996.
A family of 7 dead, including children in Margaret River. Currently being treated as a murder-suicide.
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:46:58 AM »
125 km/h in a 100 zone.
4 Demerit points.
License suspended for one month.
6 months added onto my probationary license.
Don’t make bad decisions my friends.
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:56:41 AM »
Why is there a cheesecake next to my age on my profile my birthday is in January
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:36:41 AM »
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:00:57 AM »
I’m gonna rebuild my engine soon. Spool forged kit built for drag racing. Supposedly can handle 1,500 hp (grout filled block obvs) and 10k rpm. It’s primarily a street engine so I’m looking at the 400hp mark for the time being but want to take it further. Ideally 700hp but I want a Dry simp kit that doesn’t replace the A/C pulley so until I find a crank driven (or find a good aftermarket pump drive that won’t grenade at high revs/power) I’ll keep it at or below 500.
Any RB that’s not a 30 or an N1 has overheating issues in race engines beyond 500 whp that causes cylinder 6 to run lean and eventually disintegrate the Piston. But being a street car I think I can get away with just short bursts.
Think I can get away with it without shortening the lifespan of the engine to less than, say, 2 years? By then I’ll either save up for an N1 with a 2.8 stroker kit or put it back to stock boost/cams and keep it as a daily.
Main reason being there’s a few Supercharged LSA Commodores getting around my town talking like their car is the tits and I wanna embarrass them in an alleged ricebox.
I’ll be getting that power to the ground and stopping it with a GTR 6 speed converted to rwd or a V161 adapted to fit the RB, Nismo LMGT4 wheels, Brembo Brakes, coilovers that can keep it flat during those heavy weight transfers, upgraded driveshafts and a straight cut final drive.
A 10k rpm Rb25det NEO would sound tasty.
« on: March 04, 2018, 05:06:27 AM »
Holy fuck I love this game. Coming from payback it’s a huge step down graphically but the physics are so much more intuitive and fast instead of floaty.
The grind to get a good car isn’t even that bad relative to most games. I started off with the 180SX and it was pretty slow before I unlocked the upgrades, but after 5-6 URL races the game really starts to get fun. Drag races can be frustrating early on, mostly due to blowing the engine in top gear before the run can end but normally after a few runs you can get a strategy down to manage your speed before a burst of Nos at the end.
Unlocking the Supra and upgrading it was a huge step up but tbh I’m just holding out for the GTR (legit more hyped to get this than I was to pick up my R34 IRL). The SUV races are actually pretty fun despite being slow and the Jackson Heights course is so good to drive. Aesthetically the game has aged like fine wine. It’s dark but still with a fantastic colour palette for tuner cars and the Skybox looks amazing for a game well over a decade old now.
The Street X races are really frustrating but satisfying to win, and tbh my only complaint is Outrun races taking a kajillion years unless you use a Freeway or get lucky with traffic early on. They’ve done a great job of making such a huge map not feel empty.
The introductory ride in Rachel’s 350z is a nice touch too, I might make a replica when I unlock it. There’s such a depth to the customisation I can’t picture ever getting close to exploring it all.
And that soundtrack. Like damn son. Queens of the Stone Age? Celebration song? My fucken childhood jams right there.
2/10 great fun but the content is too free
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:48:09 AM »
Normal difficulty and 1 bot on the enemy team is always set to godlike 🤔
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:49:52 AM »
Signup was ages ago 😭
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:21:18 PM »
gone but not forgotten
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:58:56 PM »
Why do people on automotive forums dickride Teslas so hard? Legit seen a group of people trying to say a Tesla could take a built 3,500hp drag car in a 1/4 mile.
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:15:17 AM »
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« on: December 17, 2017, 02:48:14 AM »
We turn 22 in 3 weeks