oldschool's forum posts

#1 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Supermarius said:
" @oldschool said:

" @psyborg0815 said:

"So the game basically sucks, because it's too hard for him?"
Funny, I remember a certain GB writer criticised for the same thing, and all hell broke loose.  So I am assuming there is a list of reviewers we can criticise and those we can't, so I know what is going on?   "
that's just a dumb thing to say. Are you talking about lost planet 2 (or monster hunter tri, its the same argument)? Brad did not give that game a low score because it was too hard. What happened was that people who have an irrational love for that game dramatically oversimplified Brad's review to create an easily-mocked strawman argument. This stuff is basic logic and argumentation 101.  You're not fooling anyone, give it up already. You are not way smarter than the people who disagree with you, as you may think. "
You know what is genuinely funny about your post - I never criticised Brad's review.  I never commented about it.  I have no opinion on it.  I am not interested in the game.  Funny how you seem all worked up about it though.  Though, I am loving the contradiction and you confirm my point with this silly vitriol - we can pass judgement on reviewers, bit we have to be select about who it is and consult the cool kids first.  You can't eat your cake and have it too.
#2 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@psyborg0815 said:
"So the game basically sucks, because it's too hard for him?"
Funny, I remember a certain GB writer criticised for the same thing, and all hell broke loose.  So I am assuming there is a list of reviewers we can criticise and those we can't, so I know what is going on?  
#3 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@cspanick said:
" My mom and Dad have been happily married for 21 years and just recently she and I found out he cheated on her with a co worker.  The sick thing is he did this without us knowing and he had us help her daughter move.  When the shit finally hit the fan my dad basically said he didn't want to have anything to do with us anymore.  Fast forward 1 week later, whimper, sob , cry he begs to come back and try again.  My mom agrees and believes him genuine I think hes finally back again and everything is well for about  a month.  He does it all over again and leaves with his mistress.  He still has the nerve to call me and try and talk to me, it is just disgusting.  A few days ago I was at the beach cottage where he was staying and pulled a few punches through the car window.  He wouldn't even talk to me about it and proceeded to drive off.  What a coward if you ask me and I feel betrayed.  Tonight I said I never want you talk to me again and that you are a demon.  I only hope the court will swing in our favor.  Do you think this is right?  This really makes me wonder about life. "
Most of us here are probably products of divorce.  It happens.  It really means nothing for your future relationships unless you make it so. 
 
You really should put your feelings aside and be the strength your mother needs as she is essentially the victim here.  Don't be too hard on your dad, but don't let him off on it either.  You will all eventually get over it and you don't want to burn any bridges just yet.  Be angry, be sad, but you will have to accept it and move on.  Remember, your mum needs you - be there.
#4 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

He has a cat avatar and generally posts flippant comments.  He is harmless and can be amusing much of the time, often insightful and hilarious.

#5 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Claude said:
" @oldschool said:
" Clearly I do, having been married for 30 years.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  But it is only as important or sacred as you choose it to be.  I tell my daughters that marriage isn't important if they don't think it is.  Plus, I have brought them up to maintain their family name and all their children will not have the father's name - no good reason they should. "
It was up to my wife if she wished to take my last name. But she wanted mine. It's up to your daughters though right, in the end, it's all up to them and their partners they choose and the life they lead. "
It was the same for me Claude.  My partner chose to take my name, mainly because she didn't like her own (it was an adopted name anyway).  With our children though, as a parent, you raise them to your standards, but what they do once they become adults is entirely none of the parents business.  I hope they stick to their upbringing, but in the end, all choices are their own - just as they are raised as Agnostic, what they choose is their own business.
#6 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@organicalistic_ said:
" @oldschool said:
" @DanielJW said:
" That was an option once. Claude seemed to have a particular issue with this being removed. I imagine he'll stop by this thread in due time.  "
I disliked it as well when they removed the option, and I am just as grumpy, but older than Claude.  I used it to look back and reminisce about the good old days.  They were good time  :/  I loved it when I used it to show great all of Government Cheese's threads were - it was awesome.  Maybe that is why they removed it - it's all my fault. "
ur older than claude? "
Yep, about 6 years his senior I think.  I have more hair though  ^_^
#7 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

Only as long as it can make a profit - it is business after all.  Plus, new and better stuff comes along every day, so many of you will eventually move on eventually.

#8 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

Clearly I do, having been married for 30 years.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  But it is only as important or sacred as you choose it to be.  I tell my daughters that marriage isn't important if they don't think it is.  Plus, I have brought them up to maintain their family name and all their children will not have the father's name - no good reason they should.

#9 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" That was an option once. Claude seemed to have a particular issue with this being removed. I imagine he'll stop by this thread in due time.  "
I disliked it as well when they removed the option, and I am just as grumpy, but older than Claude.  I used it to look back and reminisce about the good old days.  They were good time  :/ 
 
I loved it when I used it to show great all of Government Cheese's threads were - it was awesome.  Maybe that is why they removed it - it's all my fault.
#10 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

I have this game - spent 30 minutes trying it out and then got distracted by shinier games.  I will get around to in my retirement  :-)