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#1 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

I just wanted to say that I was in a pretty sensible place and this thread really hit close to home for me. Thanks.

My biggest secret I guess is that I have a really hard time telling people how I really feel out of fear that I'm going to bum everyone out. This past year was so tough for me, mostly because of breaking up with my girlfriend with whom I was madly in love, and it changed my outlook on life for the worst by a large margin. I used to be such a cheerful person, life loving and so excited about everything. Now I'm constantly having negative thoughts about myself, feeling that there's something wrong with me, with a lot of really bad anxiety that some days gets to the point of me being on the verge of a panic attack. Some days for whatever reason I think I feel better, but there's always something that brings me back to the pit. The only thing that I'm passionate about is making music whether alone or with my band, but many times I get really fearful that my/our stuff isn't good for whatever reason, even when people have told me tell me that it's beautiful and they love it, which leads to creative block and more anxiety. In a week I'm going backpacking with my closest friends for approximately two months and I'm hoping that changes things at least a bit, but I'm also really afraid that it doesn't and I become stuck in this rut.

Anyways, thanks again for this making this place the amazing place it is. Sorry for the bad English, it's not my first language.

#2 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

I fucking need to see this film! Like, physically need it. Unfortunately I don't really think it will be released in my country, since not even The Wind Rises arrived here...

#3 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

Disappointed in the lack of Katamari Damacy... Which by the way turns 10 this year. Jesus I'll never understand the way time works. Also get the sequel, We Love Katamari.

PS2 is still the king of consoles.

#5 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

Does anyone else wish the narrator would stop talking? I think the emotional power of the game (at least for me) would be much, much stronger if there was no voice over at all. They could've explained the backtstory with playable scenes, which would also make use of the fact that it is a video game, not a Terrence Malick film.

#6 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

@belegorm said:

@elixirbronze said:

René Descartes said "Cogito ergo sum" which means "I think, therefore I am". Meaning that, life and what we see and hear might very well be an illusion, but at least we think, and that proves in and of itself that we do in fact exist. I've had the exact same thoughts as you before but this quote has helped me to at least find some footing, I think it's a great quote.

Oddly enough, that was something I was going to say. More context for that quote is that Descartes decided he needed to doubt everything, but realised that the one thing he couldn't doubt was that he was doubting (which means he was thinking, and so cogito ergo sum).


I feel like you're on track not to be an astrophysicist, but the next great crazy modern philosopher or something. Pull a Nietzsche or something and shape the thought of mankind for the next 200 years.

On the positive side it's better for you to wonder about the meaning of the sun and moon, and question your existence. Philosophy begins with wonder, wonder at the universe around them. It's much more interesting and open-minded to look into the meaning of things than to say "well we have empirical evidence that such and such is so, but that's about it."

I'm a Philosophy major about to graduate :P

This! The uncertainty and immensity of existence is one of the, if not the most, exciting things in life for me. Really recommend reading philosophy if you're interested, once you start it's really life changing.

#7 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

  1. Long Season - Fishmans
  2. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  3. Another Green World - Brian Eno
  4. Here Comes The Indian - Animal Collective
  5. Future Days - Can
  6. Sowiesoso - Cluster
  7. Zooropa - U2
  8. The Capital - Sean McCann
  9. Selected Ambient Works Vol.II - Aphex Twin
  10. Pop - Gas
#8 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

@golguin said:

@MikeFerrari7 said:

Thank you for all of the advice. I've been playing again for a few days and I'm really starting to enjoy Dark Souls more than ever. Just rang the second bell and got to Anor something. I think it's time to upgrade my Drake sword so I may do some boss soul research like you've recommended.

The most helpful thing anyone can tell you at this point is to drop the Drake Sword as fast as you can. You do not want to use the Drake Sword past Sen's Fortress. You should have stopped using it back then. Check out the other weapons you currently have and see what move set you prefer. After that upgrade the weapon as far as you can. If you haven't been increasing your strength or dex stat check your preferred weapon and see what it scales with. There will be a letter grade next to each stat on the weapon stat screen.

Why does everyone recommend to drop the Drake Sword?

#9 Edited by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

The Death Of Virgil by Hermann Broch. Simply mesmerizing, a long prose poem on life, death, art, philosophy, morality, and guilt. As ambitious as it gets.

#10 Posted by HisDudeness (261 posts) -

- Hotline Miami
- The Swapper