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#110247 Affray's Super Special Christmas Gift Give Away

Posted by Affray on Yesterday, 11:39 AM


#110233 Affray's Super Special Christmas Gift Give Away

Posted by Affray on 13 November 2018 - 02:02 PM

Elf, your slightly unique patch is done and done.

Now I'm just figuring out which randoms to throw in with your bundle.

Commence excitement mode.

#110227 Affray's Super Special Christmas Gift Give Away

Posted by Affray on 12 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

Oh shit, you're still alive. 


I might have to think of something to have you make. I don't know what yet, but something.

How do you kill that which has no life?


And do it up, I've got skills that kills and pay the bills.



Me @ fucking every single old member.

You fucked every single old member?

Ya minx.

#110201 Fitness

Posted by Affray on 07 November 2018 - 08:56 PM

There are a lot of interstates and back roads with hills where I live. Biking sounds fun, but I live too far from anything to ride a bike anywhere.




I really only wanted something to get six-pack abs, but I don't want to hurt my back while doing it.

Crunches. Crunches for days.

#110181 Fitness

Posted by Affray on 05 November 2018 - 08:57 PM

I used to work out a fair bit and actually had some decent buffness going on, now my buffness is hidden by a nice layer of insulation.

I really need to get back in the habit of doing some sort of workout but I'm kind of lazy and have quite a lot of other life stuff going on that pretty much drains my energy down to nothing by the end of the day. It is what it is for now I guess.


As for gym membership over yoga class, you just have figure out what you want from your workout.

Muscle and endurance or flexibility, though you can always do both really.

#110168 Affray's Super Special Christmas Gift Give Away

Posted by Affray on 02 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

As some of you probably remember I did a patch give away a few years back for any and all Nerd Forum members.

I haven't done it since because I have been about as busy as a person can be, especially around Christmas, and haven't had the time or funds to pull anything together. Hell, I've barely been on here at all in the last good while. But I've decided to give it a go again as a little thanks and appreciation for all of you fine folks who I've never met but consider friends. Except for idk, I've met him for realsies and he's a champ.


So, the deal is a pretty simple one.

I make kickass patches in a variety of nerdy flavours and will be mailing some out to members who provide me with their mailing address via PM. I promise not to use your address outside of this purpose, and will only stalk you from a distance great enough that you will never know I'm there. I no longer have an online shop so you guys can't really peruse my wares and tell me what you want, so anyone who has given me their mailing address can post in this thread about what sort of interests you have so I can hopefully match up some patches with what you like. Or you can roll the D20 of fate and hope that the random assortment of patches that you get are awesome (they will be).


The only real stipulation is that you have to be an actual contributing member of this forum to be eligible for the gift.

New(er) members don't be deterred, I haven't been massively active of late but I know who's involved and who's here for the shameless plugs and free Christmas give away.


Posted by Affray on 01 September 2018 - 05:46 PM

Any job is a good start my friend, and there's nothing stopping you from continuing to search for something better or more joy bringing.

Sometimes you have to hop from job to job before you find one that you like and can like comfortably on.

#109820 Am I Bi or Pan?

Posted by Affray on 01 September 2018 - 05:44 PM

Affray pretty much nailed it.

There's my headstone quote right there.

#109816 Am I Bi or Pan?

Posted by Affray on 31 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

I wouldn't worry too much about labeling yourself under a nice neat category man.

As a species we have this weird obsession with putting everything in nice little boxes and sticking a title on it, but it really isn't necessary.

You just are who you are, and if who you are gets a romantic boner from a wide variety of different sorts of people then why not just smile and roll with it?

#109803 Open your mind to me....

Posted by Affray on 30 August 2018 - 07:59 AM

I'm confident as hell and more often than not I'm a fairly smooth talker, but I had this issues a lot when I was younger.

You have to fuck up social situations en masse before your brain starts to rewire itself to stop being a weird asshole in front of people.

Sooner or later most people get a handle on the awkwardness I find.

#109802 Remote Islands

Posted by Affray on 30 August 2018 - 07:56 AM

If I spoke the language at all, I'd love to go hang out in Germany. That country is BEAUTIFUL.

German is apparently fairly easy to learn for native English speakers as it's similar in a lot of ways.

If you're serious about it you should get Duolingo on your phone and start learning now.

I've been learning Spanish for a few weeks now and it's a surprisingly effective tool for getting the basics hammered into your brain, and as far as I can tell it goes fairly in depth in the later lessons.


Posted by Affray on 30 August 2018 - 07:52 AM

My Dad is threatening to kick me out of my Grandmother's house if I don't get a job this week. I have no where to go with tons of debt in medical bills. I have been to multiple failed interviews. Why can't he understand that? I'm trying, but he's making things a lot worse. If I don't find a job immediately, I'm just gonna kill myself.

That's a garbage situation on all fronts but I cannot stress enough how it is absolutely not the end of the world.

It might seem like you're backed in to a corner with no real options and the only way out is to no longer be alive, but there are always other ways to get out of the muck.

I've had depression and suicide in my life one way or another for quite some time now but I don't know enough about your situation to give any real specific advice on what you can do to remedy things so if you'd like you can message me on here and fill me in.

Or just talk, whatever you like.

And you've obviously got other people in the forum who are here to help in any way we can.

Just talk to us.

#109632 Open your mind to me....

Posted by Affray on 31 July 2018 - 09:58 PM

It's becoming increasingly difficult to take pride in our work when so many employers insist on paying people like garbage and still expecting above and beyond performance. A great many businesses are taking shadier and sleazier steps to make increasingly larger profits an they're doing so at the expense of their workers. I'm sure there are other societal factors involved, but from what I've seen it seems to boil down to people being unhappy that they are unappreciated and underpaid for their time and talents.

#109595 Mary Ann or Ginger?

Posted by Affray on 15 July 2018 - 02:28 PM

I love you so much, Affray.


This principle also applies to Carlton vs. Steve Urkel. Steve is the catch-phrase-slinging caricature and Carlton is a much more relatable, multi-dimensional guy who could actually exist. As a kid, Urkel is funny because you're a kid; when you get older, Carlton is way more interesting.



And that episode where Carlton buys a gun after Will gets shot so that it will never happen again is some of the realest shit that show ever laid down.

#109551 Mary Ann or Ginger?

Posted by Affray on 02 July 2018 - 10:38 AM

You like Mary Ann more now because she's actually useful as a human being. She's superior for the same reason that Betty trumps Veronica, they're down to Earth hard working women who don't often add extra stress to people's lives. Frivolous tarts like Ginger and Veronica will always fall short in the long run because they're selfish and refuse to change themselves for anything or anyone.