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#1 Posted by iainfarrell (30 posts) -

For me, probably speak another language fluently. What's stopping me? Being a lazy-bones :)

#2 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

I can't think of anything right now, which is a great feeling. Got a fun job. Just moved to a new apartment. Fiancée, love of my life.

Two weeks of vacation, starting yesterday.

I'm good.

#3 Edited by CaLe (3952 posts) -

Fly.

Lack of wings.

#4 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Galiant said:

I can't think of anything right now, which is a great feeling. Got a fun job. Just moved to a new apartment. Fiancée, love of my life.

Two weeks of vacation, starting yesterday.

I'm good.

Aside from the new apartment, yep. Pretty much the same!  
 
Life is great! at least untill the robots take over
#5 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Teleportation, what's stopping me is my lack of superpowers.

#6 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4967 posts) -

Telekinesis, what's stopping me is reality.

#7 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Moving out, what's stopping me is I'm still in High School.

#8 Posted by SMTDante89 (2563 posts) -

Learning to play a bass guitar, and a few things are stopping me.

1. Money to actually purchase the bass

2. If I suddenly had the money to purchase said bass, I have a tendency to lose interest in something if I'm not getting near instant results, which I know won't happen with the bass.

3. College and my Resident Assistant job take up a lot of time that could be used to practice playing the bass.

#9 Posted by Ziddykins (2 posts) -

Quit drinking.

Will power.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Read another language fluently and...I don't know. My inability to learn?

#11 Posted by believer258 (11785 posts) -

Move out. But I don't have the money yet.

#12 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Nothing! Already firmly on track for my dream. :) (being fluent in Japanese and studying abroad, end goal being translation work)

#13 Posted by Hunter5024 (5612 posts) -

Very inappropriate things, and human decency.

#14 Posted by fisher81 (535 posts) -

Quitting my awful job and going back to college.

The $5227 in debt to my old school that prevents me from sending transcripts anywhere.

#15 Posted by Legion_ (1270 posts) -

Having sex with Jennifer Aniston. What's stopping me? A restraining order.

#16 Posted by Brodehouse (9841 posts) -

A whole bunch of stuff and a lack of talent and drive.

#17 Posted by johnaze (73 posts) -

Get a pet, but no pets allowed in apartment...

#18 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2674 posts) -

Wow, I have a ton of stuff, but I can reduce it down to two things

ONE

- I wish I procrastinated about work, relationships, and creative projects less

- I wish all the thing I do procrastinate about didn't involve things that would make me happy and more successful.

TWO

- I wish I was less shy and more outgoing.

- I wish my life were a bit harder. (no really, because my good job, monetary security really makes me complacent.)

#19 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I don't want to have to do anything. I want to be able to sit around and do nothing for months at a time if I so choose to or to get up and learn some new skill/hobby at the drop of a hat. Needing a job and not having enough money to live off the interest prevents me from doing it.

#20 Posted by freakin9 (1113 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

I don't want to have to do anything. I want to be able to sit around and do nothing for months at a time if I so choose to or to get up and learn some new skill/hobby at the drop of a hat. Needing a job and not having enough money to live off the interest prevents me from doing it.

I'm living that dream, unfortunately the money is running out!

Truthfully I need to be serious about work again after living the life. Have a woman I love beside me, so saying I'm doing "nothing" is a stretch though.

#21 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

I wish I could sketch/draw both digitally and non-digitally like some good concept artists do, its an amazing skill that I respect.

#22 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Welcome to the depression thread!

#23 Posted by Epidehl (286 posts) -

I wish I could record an album. But not having money for equipment/the technical know-how is kind of preventing that.

#24 Posted by NiKva (128 posts) -

I wish I could stop being bored, but unfortunately my boredom is what's stopping me from doing it.

#25 Posted by oraknabo (1457 posts) -

everything, money.

#26 Edited by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

I'd like to get my writing out there more. The problem is that, while I enjoy my subject matter, it's pretty niche. It would be hard to use SEO to drive more traffic, because nobody is looking for it. I also don't want to be annoying and spam my site everywhere. I've put it on a couple threads here, Reddit, a couple on NeoGAF, and even Patrick had mentioned an article of mine in an October edition of Worth Reading. That was amazing, and drove about 2000 unique visitors to my site in the span of a week. Unfortunately, now it's back to its normal traffic of about 30 unique visitors a day. Occasionally I get a spike here and there. I wrote a piece about Riven and sent it to one of the original designers who re-tweeted it. That was awesome. I sent a submission to Kill Screen (their site, not their publication), because I think their site could use more features like mine, but they never got back to me.

My site is www.VGcovercritique.com

I write analysis and critique of video game box art. I try to teach my audience with every article. I often try to incorporate some historical examples in my work, and try to make each article a mini art history lesson along with the analysis. I know that it's a dry topic for many. Most colleges force students into one art history class, and 90% of them sleep through it or don't even show up. I graduated with a BFA, so I had to take four art history classes. I loved them, and really enjoyed all of the content. So I understand that my field here is niche. Video game lovers who also are interested in artistic analysis and history? But still. There has to be some way I can get it "out there" a bit more. I need to do more research into organizations who might appreciate what I do. Also, I need to put Binary Domain down for a minute and write another article this week. I'm thinkin' an analysis of Black Isle's historic style of box art.

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#27 Edited by ChristianConservativeVinny (95 posts) -

Get a boyfriend

Gay guys in meatspace are at most 1 of attractive and interesting and every attractive, interesting gay guy on the internet is taken or a whore.

@Phatmac said:

Welcome to the depression thread!

I don't know that I necessarily view this thread as the depression thread; it can be a way to break down larger problems into smaller pieces so we can work on them better.

#28 Posted by pyromagnestir (4291 posts) -

@Galiant said:

I can't think of anything right now, which is a great feeling. Got a fun job. Just moved to a new apartment. Fiancée, love of my life.

Two weeks of vacation, starting yesterday.

I'm good.

I'll have what he's having. Plus sky diving.

What's stopping me? My complete and utter failings as a human being. Plus I don't have the money for sky diving.

#29 Posted by tommosaur (7 posts) -

I love FTL so i would like to work on FTL. Either on the main game or an expansion or on a port to other platforms. I even worked on a quick mockup to see how it could control on tablets ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJpKfjYBg8E ). What's stopping me from doing it? Well, the FTL fellas didn't get back to me when sending them the link of the video so unless they do at some point my remaining options are either to give that project dream up, work on a clone or change it so much that it wouldn't be FTL anymore, hmz.

#30 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

The ability to fly so I could avoid the dumb people at the TSA, when I travel...

#31 Posted by HelicopterSpy (139 posts) -

@fisher81 said:

Quitting my awful job and going back to college.

The $5227 in debt to my old school that prevents me from sending transcripts anywhere.

Same here, like exactly. Except it's $12,500. But crummy job that I don't want to do anymore and desire to go back to college? Check!

#32 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

Just play video games. Always, without interruption.

Boring, frustrating life obligations.

#33 Posted by PenguinDust (12491 posts) -

Get rich quick.

Security guards.

#34 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

What I Want to Do: Eat Human Flesh

What's Stopping Me: NOTHING!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

#35 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1424 posts) -

@fisher81 said:

Quitting my awful job and going back to college.

The $5227 in debt to my old school that prevents me from sending transcripts anywhere.

I'm going back to college too. Being a web designer isn't bad, but I really want to be in the film industry, so I am going back for 3D animation and motion graphics.

#36 Posted by awesomeusername (4173 posts) -

Become a nurse.

Math is hard as shit.

#37 Posted by ChristianConservativeVinny (95 posts) -

@ChristianConservativeVinny said:

every attractive, interesting gay guy on the internet is taken or a whore.

Evidence: text message exchange with an attractive, interesting gay guy from the internet that started after sending that message

Him: What's up sexy?

Me: Not much, just contemplating lat-minute Christmas shopping. How was Florida?

Him: It was good. Nice short trip. Yeah I have a couple more gifts to get. I've done 100% of my shopping thru amazon

Me: Lol I love Amazon

Him: I love huge cocks.

That... isn't the voice of someone who's looking for a serious relationship.

#38 Posted by LackingSaint (1784 posts) -

Recover from my hangover in peace without being made to feel guilty about it.

Person i'm working on a project with making sweeping statements about my attitude based on that.

#39 Posted by Fearbeard (826 posts) -

Win the lottery.

Bad luck.

#40 Posted by SgtSphynx (1350 posts) -

I would like to own a bar on the beach in the Bahamas.

What's stoping me? $$$$$

#41 Posted by me3639 (1753 posts) -

Star my own business. What's stopping me...failure, being dead ass broke.

#42 Posted by ShaggE (6415 posts) -

Be a musician.

What's stopping me? Nothing, to be completely honest. I don't have money or any innate talent that I know of, but both can be gained. I'm not at any particular disadvantage; I can hold a note, I have some sense of rhythm... I just need to apply myself. The trouble lies in actually doing so.

I don't have my head in the clouds... I don't expect to be famous, and I know that even if I find myself in a successful local act some day, it won't be enough to live off of, but it still feels like a foolish pipe dream, and so it's tough to find that motivation. There are people living the starving artist life that are far, FAR more talented than I, after all. Take my friend Palmer for instance: The guy is a riot, has done television for years, is all kinds of talented as an actor, and he's barely able to keep his rent paid.

Entertainment is my passion, though, and I need to find that motivation. I'm closer to 30 than 20, and it's time to get off my ass and choose a path in life, and take the inevitable lumps that come with my choice.

#43 Posted by Trainer_Red (314 posts) -

I wish I could pack up all my things, shove them in my car and drive all the way to New York City where I would get a nice job, meet nice people and get a nice place.

What's stopping me?

Money, School, and reality.

#44 Posted by FirebirdINF (275 posts) -

Want to: Stop helping people in exchange for money and write a book on metaphysics. Helping people is alright and philosophy is a bit of a self-centered navel-gazing pursuit. But if i get the philosophy right, I could make history by helping future people feel more at home in the world and understand the world better. It's a huge gamble.

#45 Posted by supermonkey122 (815 posts) -

Go out with the girl I like. (I know it's corny and unoriginal)

What's stopping me is the fact that she knows I like her and she dosen't like me back.

#46 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

I would like to go skiing. It is way too cold outside for skiing right now (-22 C / -8 F). Perhaps later this week when the cold snap ends.

#47 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (618 posts) -

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

#48 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I wish I was going to sleep but I'm not tired enough.

#49 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

@MyNiceIceLife said:

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.

#50 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@HerbieBug said:

@MyNiceIceLife said:

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.

iirc you need a degree for JET and it's overpopulated as hell, not worth the hassle for just a trip.