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#114004 If You had a Cool DJ Name, What Would it Be?

Posted by Affray on 30 June 2021 - 06:36 PM

I honestly don't think I could come up with a better DJ name for you than Mister Sympa.

And upon some inspection I've got to agree with DJ Konta, most of our usernames are half decent sounding already.

#113710 Members Hobbies

Posted by Affray on 08 February 2021 - 07:02 PM

I used to think the same. Then..... I start to miss humans. 


49% Extrovert, 51% Introvert. I tend to jump between the two.

I still like some people, and enjoy socialising with them, or anyone really.

My social battery just starts draining as soon as I leave the house and at any given point in my day it suddenly dies. Regardless of the social situation my brain is just done handling the mental gymnastics and does this:


#113697 Members Hobbies

Posted by Affray on 29 January 2021 - 06:47 PM

I fucking adore being stuck inside, but the itch to go be a part of nature has been building for a while now.

Like way the hell out there somewhere where things are dark and quiet and the world expects nothing from you.

#113654 Merry chistmas

Posted by Affray on 25 December 2020 - 12:38 PM

We've been inside for months, smells are a part of life now.


Merry Ho Ho to you too.

Also, Chistmas.

#113561 Happy Spook

Posted by Affray on 27 October 2020 - 05:15 PM

My wife and I don't do anything special for the spooky season.

We tend to live pretty spooky year round, this time of year it just becomes more socially acceptable, which is nice.

#113481 Members Hobbies

Posted by Affray on 16 October 2020 - 07:01 PM

Other than wearing a mask everywhere and sanitising groceries my general habits haven't changed all that much.

Which carries over to my hobbies.

They're mostly indoors and entirely solitary ventures, which is tailor made for global viral pandemic times.

I play video games, read, write, cook, can food, fix up my house to make it comfier and safer, do woodworking, hand carve/whittle, garden, hike/camp, forage in my yard, create and sew patches, rug hook, knit/crochet. And the list goes on.

It's kind of nice to have things to do that don't rely heavily on outside sources to function.

#113437 Hollywood Swinging

Posted by Affray on 27 September 2020 - 10:31 AM

So would I, it would be like an art festival.


The other day I happened upon the knowledge that Ghibli released four hundred images from some of their movies free of copyright restrictions not too long ago.

It's worth a look.


This is their official site:


#113364 Hollywood Swinging

Posted by Affray on 12 September 2020 - 02:36 PM

My town isn't big enough to warrant any sort of movie theatre, but the drive-in theatre nearby has been playing stuff like Jaws and Gremlins a lot lately.

Which is a pretty sweet idea I think.

#113334 Unrestrained Summer Fun

Posted by Affray on 29 August 2020 - 12:01 PM

My hands shake too much to do any type of drawing or painting. Plus, my art teachers usually didn't like most things that I tried making. Maybe that's only because they never gave me enough time to finish any of the projects they assigned to me. I have thought about building things that have instructions, but I don't have much space to put anything else in my house.

My art teachers didn't like my stuff either.

I didn't fit their preferred style so they wrote me off.

Now I design and digitise logos for my own business and create patches as well.

Teachers aren't always the best gauge for ability or talent.

#113316 Unrestrained Summer Fun

Posted by Affray on 21 August 2020 - 08:32 PM

The advice I've most heard from artists is to just practice.

Don't make excuses, don't half ass it, just practice.

The rest will fall in to place as you go.

#113298 Unrestrained Summer Fun

Posted by Affray on 13 August 2020 - 11:45 AM

I quit my job and found a new one about a month ago, but have been working the whole time.

I also tore down a shed and replaced it with a garden, rebuilt my bathroom floor and got a new toilet, and plan on building a wall sized storage shelf/cabinet in my kitchen.

This new job has given me more time and energy to actually get shit done and I'm digging it.

#113282 What Was Your Favorite Thing to Watch When Home Sick From School?

Posted by Affray on 09 August 2020 - 04:16 PM

Omg Grolli. I love you. :lol:


Millionaire was great when you were super-sick. Yelling answers that weren't even remotely close and also shit-talking contestants whenever they'd screw up.


This may have just been me, however.

I actually won a million (theoretical) dollars a few times when I was younger.

And some contestants definitely had their faces verbally rubbed in their mistakes, from my couch.

#113216 Pen shaped stylus?

Posted by Affray on 23 July 2020 - 07:02 PM

I feel that weirdness sometimes.

It's kind of a hard thing to describe too, missing people you've never fully met but still mean something to you.

There's an investment there and it feels like anxious shit when that investment is suddenly gone and never coming back.

It feels like a childhood friend moving away and a part of you goes with them.


But it is what it is.

I'm happy to have the friends that are still here.

#113183 What Was Your Favorite Thing to Watch When Home Sick From School?

Posted by Affray on 20 July 2020 - 07:32 PM

I think I said this in another post recently, but I watched Stargate-SG1 a lot when home from school.

I also binged The X-Files, MacGyver, Star Trek TNG & Voyager, Just Shoot Me, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Dr. Quinn seems out of place, but Jane Seymour is and was a smoke show.

She awakened some things.

#113170 Lazy Eye

Posted by Affray on 17 July 2020 - 06:59 PM

It's been a fucked up world to work in for most of my life.


Minimum wage where I live is $14/hour, before the government did that jump it was $12/hour.

When the increase took effect my last place of employment just reduced the starting wage of their supervisors/machine operators by at least $2 to offset the potential loss.

I was making $16/hour doing a job that started at $18.50 six years before I started, and I had to fight for three months to get bumped up to $18/hour when a new operator was hired at the same wage as me. I had 2 years experience, could run every machine line they have, was a trainer on four of those lines, wrote several of the Standard Operating Procedures for those lines including health and safety guidelines, was on the joint health and safety committee, and learned Spanish so that I could better work with my crews of mostly offshore workers. Raises were infrequently annual and never exceeded 2%, overtime was not a thing, yet my work days routinely reached 12-15 hours, they would post tomorrow's work schedule somewhere between 4pm-6pm today, sometime I'd work a month straight of shifts like that without a day off, then get one or two and be right back in for more. They took advantage of the offshore program every way they could because the government pays a portion of offshore worker's wages, benefits, etc, and continually try to get better deals because "Canadians don't want to do the work so we need more migrant workers to keep the business afloat". While they make upwards of a hundred million dollars annually. Then I get to go home read articles in my local newspaper/online about how my generation is lazy because we aren't willing to work blue collar jobs like our parents did and earn our way in the world, we just want everything handed to us for nothing. So many companies are going this route and bleeding people dry, and not just young people, yet everyone points their fingers at the victims of a disgusting system instead of looking a bit higher at why these people actually don't want to do the work. It's an amazingly frustrating place to be in when all I want to do is live a comfortable life, be able to afford having children and a home at the same time, and maybe not work myself to death to break even. It's just, defeating.