SmithCommaJohn's forum posts

#1 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Providing exposition in a natural and realistic way is really, really hard.

#2 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

By popular demand, I'm sure!

#3 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

I used to work for a company that relied heavily on shady SEO for its marketing. It's fucking soul-crushing.

Anyway, out of curiosity I've checked some of the links those spam bots post. They're always the exact same fake news article talking about how a single mom from [your town] discovering a crazy secret to making fat stacks with no effort whatsoever. I've never gone any deeper into those sites than the front page, but I suspect they're a typical work-from-home scam, where you pay a hefty fee for the "secret" to getting rich, and whatever they sell you (if they send you anything at all) is worthless. These scams pre-date the Internet.

#4 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Half-Life Thr...sorry, I can't even say it with a straight face

#5 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

The one that I grew up with and therefore have the fondest memories of.

#6 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

This telescope:

A $100 gift card to my local home brewing supply store (I've recently taken up brewing my own beer)

A bunch of clothes - not exciting, but I needed them.

#7 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

I really, really hope you're reading this thread. If you are, look at the response you're getting from people you've never even met. Now imagine how your close friends and family would feel if you went through with this.

You may well believe that nobody cares if you live or die. This thread should put that notion to bed immediately.

Just talk to someone.

#8 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self one thing, it would be this: no matter how bad things seem at a given moment, it's going to be OK. A lot of people, as they get older, would say the same thing. I don't want to trivialize whatever you're going through, but I promise that it won't seem quite so dire in retrospect.

#9 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

I don't post here often, and I don't know you. But I've been where you are right now. It sucks, but there are more people than you know who would bend over backwards to help you through whatever it is you're dealing with. I hope you're still reading this thread, because it proves that there are people who care. You're not alone.

#10 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (154 posts) -

Crimson Skies

Freedom Fighters

Half Life (duh)