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Off-Topic / Re: Ask a Forumer! (Game)
« Last post by |ĸιrα| on December 15, 2017, 03:35:48 AM »
Hmmm I drink a lot of tea so probs like 3-4 times a week when I remember to actually make some

do you have a favorite youtube channel?
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Conversations / Re: What are you doing, RIGHT NOW?
« Last post by Panzercrappitastica on December 15, 2017, 02:40:27 AM »
Oh. Now he matches his dad
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Conversations / Re: What are you doing, RIGHT NOW?
« Last post by GreyCaboose on December 15, 2017, 02:39:02 AM »
Yes! He lost his eye in Ragnarok!
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Off-Topic / Re: Ask a Forumer! (Game)
« Last post by Panzercrappitastica on December 15, 2017, 02:37:02 AM »
Honestly super infrequently and I donít think Iíve ever done it to wake up
(Assuming you meant consume. If you did mean confine there are several bags of confined coffee grounds in both my houses)

How about you?
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Conversations / Re: What are you doing, RIGHT NOW?
« Last post by Panzercrappitastica on December 15, 2017, 02:36:27 AM »
Does Thor have an eyepatch?
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Off-Topic / Re: Rants
« Last post by GreyCaboose on December 15, 2017, 02:24:18 AM »
This isn't really a rant, but it's too political for me to put it on another thread.

Today is the massacre of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 5 years ago, 20 six-to-seven year old children were murdered along with six staff members in their elementary school by a gunman who'd previously killed his mother. This event sickens me to this day, and it sickens me more when people try to tell me that now is not the time to discuss gun laws. I understand people's discomfort due to the subjects and their worries that with better gun laws they won't be able to go hunting or have self defense. But in all honesty, I feel like with all the shootings that have been happening in America it's more than just a mental health issue. I will never vouch for the complete removal and banning of guns from the country, but I do believe that it should not be as easy as it is now to get ahold of firearms in America - Like, if it really is purely a mental health issue like people claim it is, why not have individuals take tests and perform more thorough background checks to ensure that the individual isn't dangerous. And perhaps there should be a limit on how many guns one can have??
The Vegas shooter had 47 guns in his hotel room. Fourty-Seven. That's ten guns, times four, plus seven more. That's a lot of guns!
People then try to bring up how cars kill people, too (like in some argument like 'But car accidents kill people, too - Where's the call for banning cars?'), but here's the thing - Car accidents are caused by impaired or distracted drivers. That's why they're called accidents. There are exceptions, but a majority of car-related deaths are not caused on purpose. Shootings are done on purpose. They're not accidents. And then, also, people with mental disorders that could cause deaths from car crashes are given restricted licenses rather than full licenses, and are sometimes not allowed a license at all. Also, it is mandatory to inform the individuals you're working with for this license whether or not you have one of these problems. Look, something that really could be a 'mental health issue' is being treated like one! On the other hand, background checks for buying guns are not as thorough, it is not mandatory to tell the seller about dangerous issues you have, and even if you do have one of these illnesses it will not impair your ability to buy the gun too greatly.
Essentially, I have a lot of feelings about gun control. I feel like if guns were harder to get ahold of, those 20 first graders and 6 staff members would still be alive today. And people may not agree with me. That's fine. But I genuinely do worry regularly about life here - Especially when I hear about kids at my school joking about school shootings or threatening to bring guns to school or even just talking about having guns and shooting things for fun. It's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. I have cousins who are just starting preschool. They're so happy and young and wonderful, and I worry so much about them all the time. I don't want anything bad happening to them. I don't want anything bad happening to my family, or my friends - And yes, if that makes me a 'liberal feminist sjw' then I suppose I am one. But I don't want more Oaklands, or Columbines, or University of Texases, or Virginia Techs, or Sandy Hooks. Is that really too much to ask?
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Off-Topic / Re: Ask a Forumer! (Game)
« Last post by Ceres on December 15, 2017, 02:23:53 AM »
Like, with physical reactions? Yeah. As far as being surprised in general, on a mental level? Not really

How often to you confine caffeine?
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Conversations / Re: What are you doing, RIGHT NOW?
« Last post by Ceres on December 15, 2017, 02:21:58 AM »
Imagine that happening to your OTP tho XD

My dad now has an eyepatch and because of that and his beard he now really looks like Thor
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Conversations / Re: That Awkward moment when...
« Last post by Ceres on December 15, 2017, 02:20:09 AM »
I relate to that 9_9
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Off-Topic / Re: Ask a Forumer! (Game)
« Last post by Panzercrappitastica on December 15, 2017, 01:49:35 AM »
Iím getting my wisdom teeth out and when Iíve recovered, going to spend time with family

Do you startle easily?
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