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#195763 - thatonesouthernkid
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(09/02/2015) [-]
I accidentally invited an ex girlfriend on an outing with my friends. she happily accepted and I was too embarrassed to admit that it was an accident. it felt really rude to just tell her I didn't mean it. and she was really happy too, I didn't want to hurt her.
#195770 to #195763 - anon
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(09/02/2015) [-]
#just normie problems
#195771 to #195770 - thatonesouthernkid
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(09/02/2015) [-]
this is the most spaghetti thing I have ever done with a cell phone you trash. at the moment the only friends who have accepted are my ex and my crush.
#195808 to #195771 - icefried
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(09/02/2015) [-]
OH GOD LOL
#195788 to #195771 - anon
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(09/02/2015) [-]
nope, you're a normie
#195789 to #195788 - thatonesouthernkid
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(09/02/2015) [-]
whatever man, at least I still have my poor social status. you can never take that away from me.
#195784 to #195771 - shyyguy
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(09/02/2015) [-]
You could cancel it and make up a reason (or legitimate).

#195755 - telosxiv
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Hey FJ, I'm working on making a game with a very small indie game company. The game as currently designed as a 100+ hour turn based RPG with minimalistic graphics and multiple intertwined character stories. The combat is less frequent than that of a JRPG but is supposed to be a much bigger and longer ordeal. Any comments, concerns, or suggestions are welcome.
#195855 to #195755 - focalanemo ONLINE
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(09/02/2015) [-]
why the 100+ hours?
I feel like there would be a lot of tedious grinding with the amount of time you are going for.
something 20-40 hours is great if you fill it with good content.
#195885 to #195855 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
The game is broken up into multiple story lines, each of these are in the 20-40 hour range. The game could be made into separate games for each story but the way the full plot was devised, each character's story provides a new piece to the over-arching story. It allows us to manipulate the perspective of the player by only showing them what the character they're playing as sees. This way, we can surprise them by revealing that this character was lying and that's why this went wrong or this character was actually dead the whole time and being controlled by a lich etc. It's a stile the writers seem to be really fond of so we're working with it, if it really needs to change it will.
#195812 to #195755 - icefried
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Alright, here are my two cents:
-All JRPG (turn-based, all kinds) combat is the same in 99.9% of games. The only thing different are the moves and optimal combinations. This means that combat, unless you find something cool to add that isn't a gimmick, it's going to be the least interesting part of the game because all JRPG fans (i.e. your primary audience, since most people who don't like the genre will probably keep their distance) have gone through it a million times.
-Minimalistic graphics.. sigh. Something that should be considered a stylistic choice is now widely considered a cop-out because of its widespread use in order to avoid actually having art. Minimalism in the right context does WONDERS to the atmosphere and tone of the game, but it isn't suited to every kind of story or environment. All of this can be avoided with exceptional stylization. Thomas was alone comes to mind.
Be mindful that a badly stylized minimalist game will seem blander than a meal consisting of only bread and water, and that combined with JPRG combat would kill the game no matter how well the story is written, which brings me to my next point.
-Be damn sure that you have a bloody good writer. Stories with amazing premises fall desperately short if the writing isn't good. I won't say much on this subject because writing is it's own beast to tackle separate from game design.
-100+ hours is too goddamn much. That's about the time you need to finish Dragon age Origins with all the sidequests on the hardest difficulty. No one is going to play that much. Firstly you risk the players getting bored. Secondly it increases development time to absurd lengths (If it doesn't increase the time it takes to make the game, that's a pretty good indicator that the game is going to be boring), which means that it's more expensive to make, which means you need to make more money off the game to just break even, which might not happen because the players got bored after 10 hours and plastered your steam review section with negative scores saying it's the videogame equivalent of Vogon poetry.
100+ hours is final fantasy levels of length, and people tolerated that because it was final fantasy (sometimes. Not even final fantasy could pull that off always).
The only way you could possibly pull off 100+ hours is that the story and characters are so well written they'd start bringing dead writers back to life just so that they could witness this creative marvel.
Also, 100+ hours staring at minimalist graphics - not going to happen.

Here's the thing. Go on steam and look at the RPG section. All the JRPGs have only two pros in common: Story and Graphics. That's it. There's nothing else to set it apart from the other games, which from the perspective of both a lifelong gamer and a future game developer is completely atrocious and tells me that the whole genre is a creative dead-end.

Huge ambition is the primary pitfall of inexperienced game developers fall into, always keep that in mind.
I can't give you anything other than warnings because i haven't seen the game yet. I
don't mean to discourage in any way, i wish you and your company the best of luck and lots of success.
#195887 to #195812 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
-The game itself isn't designed to be similar to a JRPG, I used the frequency of JRPG combat as a point of reference but I suppose the game is pretty JRPG-esque, regardless of our intentions. The combat is designed much more to feel like a big deal, not random encounter final fantasy quick grind shit. You can just do a "strongest move beatdown" if thats your style but it wont work at harder difficulties, or at least that's the intent. The idea is to get a feel for your opponent's strengths and weaknesses and then capitalize on them; It's designed to feel more like chess rather than cutting down a tree.
-Minimilistic graphics are just a limitation of our resources. If we could work with the 3D Wooshy Wooshy graphics it would be great but we just can't. That isn't to say the art won't be quality work, it will just be used more to emphasize the importance of a place or a person. For example art would be prevalent in evoking terror upon entering the villains mansion or beauty when you meet your character's love interest. To provide more clarity, when I say minimalistic I mean graphics similar to Megaman X or Shovel Knight.
-Writing is hard, for sure, hopefully it doesn't fuck us because I think the premise of the world is really fucking baller.
-The 100+ is just a goal, not a mandate. If we really feel like 100+ is watering down the gameplay or stretching the story to a boring pace, we'll cut back on length to preserve the quality of the game. The total game length is also divided among different but connected stories, so we should be able to keep both the gameplay and the story fresh and interesting. In addition, we've broken each of the stories up into distinct chapters, making sure that something new and (ideally) interesting for the player to experience.
I know there's a lot of ways that this game could be a flop but hey, that's the way of the industry. That isn't to say I've resigned myself to a life of failure because I'm not willing to change what I love about the game just to make the consumer happy, that the worst reason to keep something. What I am saying is that the premise of the game is something that I've fallen in love with and I will keep the premise as in tact as possible, I'm not willing to give the green light on a game that I don't love myself. I'm prepared to accept that not all gamers are going to love the game like I do and that a bunch of them will even hate it.
Thank you for your well wishes and I wish you the same in your future endeavors.
#195790 to #195755 - whathaveyoudone
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(09/02/2015) [-]
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK RAAAAAAAAAAAANDOOOOOOOOOOOOM ENCOUUUUNTEEEEEER
#195796 to #195790 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
I feel you on that. We're probably going to implement random encounters on the world map because if you don't have some form of random encounter there's no place for the player to grind. Then again there could be a colosseum area for people to fight in, would be easy to make it a place to grind money too. Not that I want the game to require grinding but some people like to grind to over prepare and I have no problem with that.
#195787 to #195755 - shyyguy
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Just a heads up: I very, very much dislike turn-based combat. It usually is not innovative, from what I've seen/played Which, I'll admit, is kind of small . I couldn't recommend a simplistic action-based combat like LoZ: Minish Cap more.

I realize you are asking for game design suggestions, but I believe the places where a lot of indie games fail is marketing. So here are some tips below.

I'm designing a game currently, but I'm still in the development stage. But I would recommend if you want your game to reach more people/be a success The better the game looks and feels, the higher chance of success. :

1. If you don't have one, make a Twitter account and tweet to #indiedev and #gamedev about what you are doing. You'll get to know game dev people through there, better than through other social media sites (like Facebook). Also participating in #screenshotsaturday could be a boost.

2. Form a business, make a website Highly recommend SquareSpace.com for a quick and beautiful design process , then business cards if you want to provide a quick way to gain awareness of your game/company (Vistaprint for this).

3. When 2 is complete, attend local game dev conferences. Make connections with other programmers, artists, etc. through there. Spam your business card a lot. And be sure to be enthusiastic and passionate about it.

4. When the game is halfway complete Or whenever you think it is ready , make a demonstration map/game, and send it to people who blog about video games.

5. When game is complete, make a press kit for your website, then contact the people in the press, and put ads in places like Indie Game Magazine (IGM).

That's most of my game plan, at least. Note that take some of this advice with a grain of salt. I'm only on step 2.
#195794 to #195787 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
I can understand peoples aversion to turn based combat but action based combat doesn't encompass the feeling I want battles to convey. I've always been enthralled by the Pokemon Double Battle system and I think the expansion we're making on it will make a wonderful game.

As for the marketing, that isn't really the part of the game I'm involved with but I appreciate the advice in case I ever get into the game for myself.
#195764 to #195755 - thatonesouthernkid
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(09/02/2015) [-]
you better make the gameplay REALLY fun. or make the story good enough to compensate for lack of gameplay. because I'd hate to see something with a lot of work put into it not do well because it's basically a graphic novel. what was your vision as far as combat?
#195773 to #195764 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
The combat is pretty basic but it has some more complex rock-paper-scissors elements. For example spears/stab attacks can pierce through armor but are easier to dodge than slashing attacks. Each character currently has 4 commands: Attack, Ability, Block, and Dodge. The idea is to make combat feel like a battle of wits as opposed to just a race; It focuses on creating and capitalizing on opportunities. There's also some testing going on with a frontline-backline system but it may make combat overly complex.
#195775 to #195773 - thatonesouthernkid
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(09/02/2015) [-]
that sounds promising. good idea indeed.
#195776 to #195775 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Thanks!
#195757 to #195755 - Blackrain
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Maybe I missed it in your posted, but this is the advice board. Are you looking for any kind of advice? If not, maybe post in the video games board.
#195760 to #195757 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
I meant comments, suggestions, etc. to be of an advisory nature which is more so why I posted here but maybe you're right. I just posted here because this is where I post when I'm nervous about stuff.
#195766 to #195760 - Blackrain
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Oh I see. Are you being compensated/free-lanced for this project?
#195767 to #195766 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Yes but it is a very small company so my compensation is based on how well the game sells.
#195768 to #195767 - Blackrain
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(09/02/2015) [-]
That's the main thing I would be weary off. Do you have a contract or something at least in case the game does make some money? Are they in the same country as you?

Games like that usually don't make much, and sometimes neglect the developers, especially if no contract was agreed upon.
#195774 to #195768 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Yes and yes. I went to high school with the head of the company and he's a pretty trustworthy man so I'm not worried about not getting paid for the work I put into it, I'm more worried about not being very good at it.
#195779 to #195774 - Blackrain
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Okay that's good you covered your back and you trust him. Other than that, you'll just have to alpha test first. Then when the game is ready do a public beta and get feedback as well as use it to test (obviously). Is the game already available?
#195785 to #195779 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Right now were in a pretty early alpha but I'm not sure I see the need to go into public beta with this game. We're probably going to just bring in a few testers and maybe we'll do a short early access period.
#195800 to #195785 - Blackrain
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Sounds good, let me know if you want/need any testers when the time comes, I have good experiencing beta and alpha testing games.
#195751 - paintskillz
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Hey guys, so long story short I've been pursuing a 10/10 blonde. I help her study physics and she sits next to me in class. Basically there's a chance I will be going to dinner or lunch with her sometime this week but Im still not sure if she's interested or just friendly towards me. Are there any ways to find out asides from straight out asking her if I'm in the friendzone?
#195754 to #195751 - telosxiv
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(09/01/2015) [-]
The best way to tell if you're int he friendzone is to just ask her out and make it clear you mean a date, but you may be able to glean your standing from the upcoming lunch/dinner. When the dinner arrangements were made, did you ask her out or was it more of a hang out and get food kind of thing? If you asked her out and she said yes shes probably into you but if it's a more of hanging out and eating thing I wouldn't push the romantic side of it until you can tell what she thinks you meant.

The biggest tell tale sign of it not being a date is if she asks for separate checks. If she does this she probably thinks of it as more of a get together. At this point the best plan is to just be yourself and have fun then wait a little bit and ask her out so that she knows you mean a date.

Another good indication of her understanding of the encounter is what shes wearing. If shes in casual attire she probably thinks of it as just hanging out and you should follow the advice above. If shes dressed to impress, you are probably on a bonafide date, placing you squarely out of the friendzone. If she's just dressed nicely you have to rely more on social queues and conversational topics, which are helpful no matter how dressed up she is. In any case, dress nicely. Dressing nicely to a date makes a good impression and gives you confidence. If it turns out to be more of a hang out thing then she still sees you looking sharp which could help put ou on her dating radar.

The restaurant you go to is also important. I'd stick with a middle of the road: a not too casual not too formal place and make sure it's in your price range for a dinner for two.

Hope this monstrosity of a reply helps man.

tl;dr If she treats it like a date, you're definitely not in the friendzone. If she doesn't, you'll have to ask to find out. Be prepared for either scenario.
#195756 to #195754 - paintskillz
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Thanks for the advice man, when they ask for the check Ill probably just say its for one because then she'll maybe get the hint of my intentions. I'm thinking a straight out approach might be the most effective but then again I'm afraid of the possibility of rejection. Here's a possible scenario of me asking outright

Waiter asks if the checks are together or separate. I ask him to come back in a few minutes. While they're gone I ask her whether she would consider this a casual date or friendly outing for the purposes of the check. but obviously for my own knowledge and that I'm leaning more towards the casual date myself.

It sounds like a good idea in my head but clearly it may be awkward for the rest of the year since I see here four days a week.
#195758 to #195756 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
That's a solid plan but I might go a little more aggressive about the check if it feels more like a date or if you can't tell. Worst case scenario you bought dinner for a girl you like and is that really so bad?
#195759 to #195758 - paintskillz
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(09/02/2015) [-]
Great point man thanks, we dont have solid plans yet but if we go Ill let you know how it went!
#195762 to #195759 - telosxiv
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(09/02/2015) [-]
No problem man, I hope it goes really well for you!
#196059 to #195762 - paintskillz
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(09/04/2015) [-]
Hey man since we both have tests to study for and all that we ended up going to lunch together. It went very well and there was never a time where there was an awkward silence or anything like that. When they asked about the check I immediately said I'd pay for it and she seemed very happy about that. The problem is that since it was lunch the whole thing felt casual and I still am not 100% sure where I stand with her.
The two possibilities are that she may be interested in me back or she is just being nice and using me to help her in physics. I plan to ask her out on a formal date next week and that way I can find out once and for all.
#196289 to #196059 - telosxiv
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(09/06/2015) [-]
Yeah lunch dates are tricky like that. Glad to hear it went well tho! I hope the formal date goes well for you too!
#195747 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
FJ, help an anon out. my brother got a nasty cold and gave it to me. my head hurts, every time i cough ,i feel like the back of my head is going to explode. slept for hours, didn't help. i forgot the my nose have 2 holes in it, i firmly believe that noses only have one hole. i can not function like this and i have Classes to go to, i cant keep skipping classes. but i don't want more people to be infected with this deadly case of cold. not to mention, i cant even focus with all this shit, going to class is meaningless. halp.
#195748 to #195747 - dorkledumbs
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Go buy some sudafed.
It's a great decongestant

Use it to make meth and sell the meth to make money so you don't need to go to classes to work.
#195749 to #195748 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
you think a common store would have these? i don't have a pharmacy nearby and i don't have a car.
#195750 to #195749 - dorkledumbs
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Maybe not a common store, I know that they sell it at places like Rite Aid or CVS and Target. Anywhere that sells Medicine really
#195742 - rereviven
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(09/01/2015) [-]
I just bought a Moto 360 Smart Watch and I put a screen protector on it (Zagg Invisible Shield HD to be exact) and it tinted the screen yellow. There were 2 in the pack so I put that one on and it is still yellow. it was in between two yellow colored plastic sheets so I've been assuming it's normal but Im really not sure. It's been around one day and it still has an ugly yellow tint to it. Is it meant to do this for a few days or what
#195740 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
I was a generally awkward kid when I moved to my current school in fourth grade. Before then I went to a Catholic school so I didn't really know how most kids interacted with each other.
Got bullied on the bus, not the best start to my new district, but it's whatever. Stay silent on bus trips to avoid. Spend most of my time looking out the window or watching the other kids who fit in with each other talk (We all sat in the back). Girl on bus. Know she has cooties, but for some reason I really really want this girl's cooties.
Every year until about seventh grade I would cycle between two or three best friends so I never really learned how to maintain a friendship.
Middle School and Freshman year I finally began to come into my own and make many friends in my graduating year.
Freshman year we have ~15 minutes of homeroom at the beginning of each day.
Girl from bus in my homeroom. She grew up too. Haven't seen her for about two years because she moved, still in the same district, but off of the bus. She wasn't in any of my classes and I never payed attention to crowds in the hallways.
Anyways.
With my newfound confidence from having friends Girl and I begin to talk to each other. Never mentions anything about the bus, but honestly I didn't care. It was in my past.
She's touchy feely. Gets me presents for holidays and my birthday (Never had a friend do that for me before let alone a girl)
Last period of the day after we've gotten more friendly with each other. She asks me out to go see a movie knees weak arms are heavy . I think that she's joking Vomit on his sweater already so I tell her "No!" Mom's Spaghetti Thank god she shrugs it off and we remain just as close.
Later on in the year we're in a computer lab type class and she's resting her legs on my lap and I'm resting my one hand on her leg and using the other to hold her hand.
Teasing each other talking about how in love we are.
I kiss her. First time I've done this.
She doesn't say anything after, but giggles. I'm afraid that because I've never done this before I was very bad (I was) so I don't call attention to it You better never let it go, oh!
Long weekend comes and goes and she won't speak to me and is extremely passive aggressive when talking about me to other people while in front of me.
We have pretty much every class together so we eventually do talk. We constantly argue about pretty much nothing.
Last day of school.
Skip most classes.
Show up to last class of the day because I have the most friends in said class. She's still being hostile towards me, decide to ignore it.
I go to leave early, don't want to fight with her on the last day. Everyone says bye to me, she makes a point not to and just looks at me before going to talk to one of her friends.
Whatever.
Summer comes and goes.
I get a phone.
Back to school.
She's not mad anymore apparently. We trade numbers and begin talking on the phone and texting until late at night.
I ask her why she was so pissy with me at the end of last year. "I was mad that you just kissed me and then didn't say anything" Mom's spaghetti comes once in a lifetime!
We continue this up through Christmas. I ask her on a couple dates. Something comes up both times. Whatever though.
She invites me to her birthday party. I show up of course.
Throughout the party she seems to favor this other guy. (Being the extremely popular sophomore I am) I know him. Weeabotaku fuckboy. Used to be friends with him back at the beginning of middle school when he was new.
I make note of it but try not to think much of it.
Party comes and goes. Me, one of her girlfriends, her, and another guy last ones left. All talking. Subject comes to her and I. "Well I pretty much hated him for the entire Summer, but maybe we can pick up where we left off?" She smiles at me.
Mind at ease and smile back at her.
(to be continued)
#195741 to #195740 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
My birthday comes and goes.
Not even a happy birthday text. Weird, but I'm not going to be an asshole and be like "Where's my 'Happy Birthday'?"
Still talk often, but not quite as often. From every day to what seemed like every two or three days.
Begin to have suspicions about weeabootaku and her.
"No way. No way she'd go for a guy like him."

Texting her one night at the end of January just before school starts again after snowstorms. She tells me that Weeb and her are going to be hanging out at the mall that Saturday. Ugh. Propose a date to go see a movie on Sunday. She says yes. So excited. I tell her I love her she tells me that she loves me too. This isn't the first time we'd told this to each other. She follows up with "Can I be honest with you...?"
Shit.
"You know weeabootaku right?"
Fuck. "Yeah?"
"I think... Well I think that I like him."
I don't even know what to say. I don't know how long I read and reread the short thread just to make sure I had everything right.
After a few minutes she texts me again.
"Which is why I'm glad that we have a date this weekend so that I can see if I still have feelings for you."
My heart sinks and I realize why people even say that. My entire chest feels hollow. I don't even know what to do. I take a deep breath and ask myself "What would you tell yourself if you were on the outside?" I sigh and text her back.
"I don't think that that's a good idea."
"If that's what you want."
Know the Five Stages of Grief? Depression flew out the window. I was pissed as soon as I read that. Still am a bit. We start to fight again, I'll admit to being mostly at fault for the way it was handled, but she tells me that I never really loved her, was just in love with the idea of having her. She also says that she never felt that way about me.
Nothing else to say to her.

Go through the rest of Sophomore year without a word in person, over the phone, or via text.

Summer.
Get through most of the summer on FJ.
Just before school starts she texts me.
She misses me. She misses us being friends.
She doesn't regret anything that happens.
Things feel "right" with weeb.
Wants to know if I'll give her another chance to be my friend.
Don't respond.
Junior year is here. Oh boy.
Guess who's back in my classes?
Tension so thick you could cut it with a knife. She's tried to be friendly with me again, but I just don't want to deal with that. I haven't been rude to her, but I haven't been very nice to her either. She's asked some questions about classes and I've answered her honestly and informatively. When I'm talking and laughing with my friends she sometimes comments a thought to add to the conversation. I've got to do my best to keep my smile while she tries to talk to me...
She sits right behind me at lunch and I've still yet to initiate any kind of conversation with her.

I don't know exactly what I'm asking for advice for, but if anyone has any I'd be open to hear it.
#195761 to #195741 - anon
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(09/02/2015) [-]
That moment when I wrote out basically my entire social life as far as women go and it's a story about me getting weebed out
#195743 to #195741 - braveblue
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(09/01/2015) [-]
You done dropped your pasta and had your chance. She probably just wants to be friends.

Least in this story the weebtaku prevailed.

Don't spaghetti. You fucked up, I think you should just move on if she's in love with this guy but if she's not and she still has feelings for you, or you even suspect that she does. I say go for it.
#195744 to #195743 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
I know I still have feelings for her.
Problem is I REALLY don't want to

I could care less how she feels about him, I'm just doing my best to walk away from the situation with a shred of pasta in my pockets.

I don't want to get back together or even be friends despite how much I miss her, but I feel like an asshole for keeping her at arms length at all times like I am
#195745 to #195744 - braveblue
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Then stop having one foot out the door and one foot inside.

If it's killing you too much then just stop being friends with her. Tell her the truth.

You might not be able to cut your ties completely but even just telling her how you feel might ease your worries.
#195746 to #195745 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Here's the thing.

I did talk to her. During the argument.

She made a point about "Why do you care so much? This doesn't change that much between us. We can still chat, hang out, etc.."
I told her that I didn't think I could do that. Granted it came out a little more like "If that's really how you feel about this than I really don't think I can stand to interact with you anymore."

Later on in Sophomore year I had this lesbian friend who I vented to sometimes. (Everyone needs a gay friend. Helps your health)
I finally was ready to talk to someone about it around 4 months after it happened.
She already knew. Ex had told her, and a bunch of other people sitting at their table that year. For some reason I wasn't surprised, but I was extremely embarrassed that I'd had my laundry aired out like that and everyone (The way these girls talk it may as well have been) knew about it.

I'm trying to take my foot out of a doorway that's crushing it, but at the same time not let the door slam hard once my foot is out.
#195731 - nought
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(09/01/2015) [-]
my life is so goddamn boring because school started up again
even video games aren't enough to look forward to every day
any ideas?
#195736 to #195731 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Get friends.
Makes school easy to look forward to.

The worst part of highschool for me aside from having to skate around my ex for fear of saying something I'd regret later was the process of getting ready. Once I was there it was great for the most part.
#195735 to #195731 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Join a club or a sport. Maybe find a job or volunteer somewhere you know you'll enjoy. Plan some weekend trips with friends.
#195737 to #195735 - nought
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(09/01/2015) [-]
All I need is something so profoundly interesting it gives me a reason to get out of bed every day. Just living is not enough.
#195738 to #195737 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Then make your life interesting. It's not just going to happen. Put yourself in a position where your life is how you want it.
Talk to people, make friends, learn a new language, travel to new places.
#195739 to #195738 - nought
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
I can't....right now. At least for this year. When May comes I think I'll be able to. For now I just need something interesting. Maybe I should visit my friends more.
#195714 - goobyman
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(09/01/2015) [-]
how to stop itching after shaving the pubic area?
#195811 to #195714 - dudeheit
Reply 0
(09/02/2015) [-]
Don't shave against the fur and use lotion. After some time it will get better and your skin will adjust to it. I also recommend using cold water on your pubic are, your pores will therefore tighten and less bacteria can infect the skin.
And I hope you are using a good razor dude, no shit like 1 €/$ razor for your crown juwels and stuff
#195780 to #195714 - alexanderburns
Reply 0
(09/02/2015) [-]
Lotion after shaving.
You won't need to do so after a few shaves.
#195718 to #195714 - womanexplain
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
ALWAYS moisturise straight after shaving the pubic area.
Shaving the pubic area is actually not a great way to rid of hair down there as it often leaves rashes, I advise you ask your doctor about alternatives, maybe waxing/plucking/laser treatment etc.?
I recommend using shaving to TIDY UP and keep everything trim, not to REMOVE hair.
#195724 to #195718 - drastronomy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
>womanexplain
>talks about male genitalia

K
#195874 to #195724 - womanexplain
Reply 0
(09/02/2015) [-]
As the guy below me said pubes are pubes so eat my poo you grossie rat boy
#195876 to #195874 - drastronomy
Reply 0
(09/02/2015) [-]
Ah, i was waiting for you to beg for it
#195946 to #195876 - womanexplain
Reply 0
(09/03/2015) [-]
Yummy
#195765 to #195724 - dreygur
Reply +3
(09/02/2015) [-]
Pubic hair is pubic hair. He just needs to be careful not to shave his nuts or dick skin off.
#195753 to #195724 - confusedasian
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
She's not wrong though.
#195782 to #195753 - alexanderburns
Reply 0
(09/02/2015) [-]
Oh wait, on second read, all of it is.
#195781 to #195753 - alexanderburns
Reply 0
(09/02/2015) [-]
The always part is
#195715 to #195714 - anon
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
I've always used aloe but if you're allergic to that then some shea butter should help it.
#195716 to #195715 - goobyman
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
i'll try the shea butter, thanks
#195709 - thereasonableperso
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Best ways to get rid of acne? I'm braking out more than normal and it's freaking me the fuck out.
#195722 to #195709 - foreveranonymous
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Besides what everyone else said go wash your pillow cover. Your oily face is on it every day, washing should help
#195719 to #195709 - womanexplain
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
See your doctor, I had issues with acne for years and I went to my GP and she passed me onto another GP who had a specialisation in skin and he put me on the pill and prescribed adapalene and my skin cleared up in no time!
#195713 to #195709 - anon
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
Get some baby wipes. Use them whenever your face starts to get oily.
#195711 to #195709 - anon
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
I've always use this recipe for a homemade face mask and used it every other day. If you can't read the ingredients, it's oatmeal with a mix of lemon juice and eggs. After about ten minutes or after the mask drys, I take a shower and scrub it off with a mixture of honey and brown sugar to get rid of the dead skin and make my face feels nice and smooth.
#195701 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
I have a crush on a girl who's never been in a relationship because she keeps rejecting the guys who ask her out. We've been flirting on and off all senior year and I really think I have a chance with her. How should I go about asking her so I won't screw it up?
#195721 to #195701 - dorkledumbs
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(09/01/2015) [-]
#195708 to #195701 - misticalz
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
ask her out if you're flirting
If she says no don't let bitches lead ya on anymore
It's senior year, regret nothing. Ask her out
#195702 to #195701 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Honestly, it sounds like she doesn't want to be in a relationship, that's why she keeps rejecting guys. Have you even asked her about what she wants?
#195680 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Im not exactly the most well endowed person and sometimes have trouble with the sex and getting into a good position, any tips? there is no spoiler
#195686 to #195680 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Look up cock sheathes.
#195681 to #195680 - misticalz
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Have you tried missionary
#195685 to #195681 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Yup
#195707 to #195685 - misticalz
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Cowgirl?
That way there are no legs in the way
#195673 - iliekcereal
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(09/01/2015) [-]
I used to play baseball for about 12 years. Every year, after a few weeks of practice, my throwing elbow would start to hurt really bad whenever i played catch. I wanted to play in college, but I also wanted to avoid injury, so I started lifting weights and trying to throw using my legs more, but the elbow still hurt after a while. That eventually led to me giving up on baseball, at least for now. The pain was really that bad.

Anyways, I recently joined my school's ultimate frisbee team. They're teaching me to throw forehand, which is fairly similar to throwing a baseball sidearmed. Your arm extends horizontally and parallel to the ground, but instead of throwing with your arm, it's done more by flicking your wrist. I'm still learning it, so they're only having me do short throws until I get the hang of it, but twice now I've tossed the frisbee and felt my elbow pop. Shortly after the pop, my hand and forearm start tingling really bad and I kinda at least briefly lose feeling in the lower portion of my arm. Then, for an hour or two after the throw, my elbow and upper forearm hurt at least a little bit. When it happened today, for the rest of practice it felt like I'd been playing baseball for the past few months. No one on the team has had a similar feeling. Should I be worried about this? Is this something I should see a doctor about?
#195682 to #195673 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Yes. See a doctor if you plan on continuing with throwing intensive sports. You don't want to cause permanent injury if you can avoid it.
#195671 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Is it alright to date a friend's ex? My best friend is breaking up with his girlfriend, however me and the girlfriend are really close. I feel like she likes me and I like her back, but how do I handle this situation?
#195703 to #195671 - anon
Reply +3
(09/01/2015) [-]
"My best friend is breaking up with his girlfriend" Jesus man, are you not gong to give them a minute before jumping on this girl? I'm not saying you shouldn't go after her, but I hope you realize what you're doing and how it looks to other people.
#195692 to #195671 - schurftinator
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
I think this entirely depends on the situation and there aren't really any rules of thumb for it.
Like how long did they dated, how serious was it, etc. But important is always to ask your friend first to see if they're ok with it, and try to notice how they act when you mention it (sometimes they'll be a good friend and say it's ok, but really they aren't).
#195694 to #195692 - anon
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(09/01/2015) [-]
They dated for about a year now, which is how long I've known them (met first week of college). Wasn't terribly serious but my friend put in a lot of effort into it.

I do wanna ask my friend, but only after they're already broken up.
#195698 to #195694 - schurftinator
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
yeah, I'd be cautious about it tbh... or unless you care more about the girl than about the guy, which is entirely possible as well, but good luck regardless!
#195697 to #195694 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
correction: they dated for about 5-6 months, but were kinda dating before that. It's a long story.
#195690 to #195671 - yibdiy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
pics
#195695 to #195690 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
nah
#195696 to #195695 - yibdiy
Reply +3
(09/01/2015) [-]
pls
#195679 to #195671 - minutes
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
No you don't do that. Even if you would ask first, it still sucks. Just imagine if any of your friends would ask you if you were okay with him dating an ex. You would probably say yes even if you weren't okay with it.

I can't keep you from anything, but I really wouldn't do it.
#195683 to #195679 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Any more reasons on why? I understand why I shouldn't but I'm really stuck here.
#195684 to #195683 - minutes
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
It's an unwritten rule to not date your friends Ex.
It can fuck over your friendships, not only with him but with all your friends.
You might only get used by her for revenge.
There is probably a good reason he broke up with her, she might not be what you think she is.
#195672 to #195671 - shyyguy
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(09/01/2015) [-]
Did the two of them break up because she likes you? Different reason?

I have zero experience with this, so take it with a grain of salt:

First, ask your best friend if he's okay with it. Not that it's his place to say "No!" anyway, but do it out of courtesy. And only after like a month or so after the break up. Maybe longer.

Second, make sure you two don't start dating immediately. That is, make sure you aren't turning into a crutch for her Does that make sense? .

#195674 to #195672 - anon
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
He's breaking up with her because he's just done with her. Not related to me at all, I just got a feeling she likes me.

I was going to ask him before. We were talking about a week or two ago and the idea joking came up. He seems kinda against it but more surprised than anything.

I feel that.
#195675 to #195674 - shyyguy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Ok. Also, DO NOT FORGET!!!

Use your intuition to be sure.
#195666 - svenninja
Reply -1
(09/01/2015) [-]
Any ideas for a decent Halloween costume under $50? It has to be good quality and it can be anything (I prefer science-fiction or comic book stuff though). I'm also familiar with making my own costumes, so if you want to suggest a costume you can make yourself, go ahead
#195712 to #195666 - dudeheit
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
go as ... flavor flaaaaaaaaaaav.
Profit: You can use the helmet to drink from it
#195705 to #195666 - anon
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Archer. Just buy a suit and slick your hair back and drink until you die.
#195670 to #195666 - shyyguy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Knight Artorias. Or Giant Dad.

These are probably DYI costumes.
#195667 to #195666 - makotoitou
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
cardboard box gundam
#195668 to #195667 - svenninja
Reply -2
(09/01/2015) [-]
Elaborate on the idea, comrade

unless you were joking around
#195669 to #195668 - makotoitou
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
like this
#195665 - shyyguy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
This definitely isn't the right place for this, but I'm having shit luck on google/other sources. Business question, by the way. Also in Ohio.

I'm filing papers to form a domestic for-profit LLC Quick-link to Articles of Organization: www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/business/forms/533a.pdf , and will print them out and send them to the SOS. So, two questions:

1. Do I need to get it notarized before sending it?
2. Do I need to send a check in for $X $125 in Ohio. Unsure if different in other states. with it, or do I send that in later?

Greatly appreciated.
#195656 - vortix ONLINE
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(09/01/2015) [-]
i ruptured my ear drum 2 years ago and my doctor said that my ear drum would be fine if i let it heal on its own. and i check with him some times later and he said thats fully healed.

just to day, i was walking out of this huge class room and out of no nowhere i felt like my ear drum is under pressure, the kind that would go away when you yawn. this is the third time it happens, every time im on my way out of this lecture room, it happens. any ideas as to what that is? also, that ear still feels weird some times, kinda hard to explain but all that shit happens only to the ear that got damaged 2 years ago. do you think the ear drum maybe didn't heal properly?
#195657 to #195656 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Maybe you should ask your actual doctor about this
#195658 to #195657 - vortix ONLINE
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
well my doctor isn't here. im an international student, hes all the back in Saudi Arabia.
#195717 to #195658 - focalanemo ONLINE
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
There aren't any doctors where you are right now?
#195659 to #195658 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Well as my picture states, I'm not a doctor, but my guess would be that it's not completely healed yet as it still is acting a bit weird when exposed to differentiating levels of air pressure.

I wouldn't worry unless it starts getting painful.
#195660 to #195659 - vortix ONLINE
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
not really painful, but its been 2 years. does it really take 2 years for an ear drum to heal?
#195661 to #195660 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Depends on the damage I would suppose
#195653 - dorkledumbs
Reply +1
(08/31/2015) [-]
Going on a ten day trip to Europe in March.
France, Germany, and Austria.
Anything cool to do besides obvious tourist spots?
#195725 to #195653 - drastronomy
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
Take a walk around the big cities to see how many god damn immigrants are in this piece of shit continent.

After all, why go to africa when the place is practially desolated in favour of moving to europe?
#195730 to #195725 - nought
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
topkek
#195726 to #195725 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
I think that it's cool to see that Europeans are just as pissed off with where they live as most Americans.

It's almost as if we're all real human beans

and a real hero
#195727 to #195726 - drastronomy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
The only problem i have, really, is that people are spoiled, and the fact that immigrants are being encouraged to shit on european culture.

It is like the decadence of rome all over again
#195728 to #195727 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
I feel like World History looking back on the post-Cold War Era is just going to be...

And then everyone was pissed at the arabs

people
#195729 to #195728 - drastronomy
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Pissed at foreigners in general
However they are the effect, and not the cause - the cause is moral decay and spoiledness
#195710 to #195653 - thebestpieever
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Drink Pilsner.
#195662 to #195653 - usarmyexplain
Reply +3
(09/01/2015) [-]
Go see the Maginot Line

Check out the Musée de l'Armée
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musée_de_l%27Armée

Take a tour of the Legion Museum at Aubagne and see the Foreign Legion Relic of Legionnaires, the hand of Captain Jean Danjou

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Foreign_Legion_Museum

Visit the site of the famous Lost Battalion
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Battalion_ (WorldWarI)

See Rommel's grave
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Rommel#Death

See where Patton died
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton#Death

#195663 to #195662 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
It's a WWII Tour type trip
#195733 to #195663 - usarmyexplain
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
I'm usarmyexplain, what do you expect?
#195734 to #195733 - dorkledumbs
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
Nothing but the best
#195752 to #195734 - usarmyexplain
Reply 0
(09/01/2015) [-]
That's a picture of a marine
That's a picture of a marine
#195654 to #195653 - confusedasian
Reply +7
(09/01/2015) [-]
Beat up gypsies.
#195655 to #195654 - dorkledumbs
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
thanks
#195645 - joeythesalamander
Reply 0
(08/31/2015) [-]
Hello FJ I've made a new account to post this as I want no one i know to see this
I would really like some advice but I need it from a girl as it does regard sex
please Im begging any girl out there to listen to me and tell me what to do
I'd like to do this over PM
I dont know what else to say someone please help me
#195648 to #195645 - softdoritocat
Reply 0
(08/31/2015) [-]
hit me up
#195644 - severepwner
Reply 0
(08/31/2015) [-]
Should I bother dressing professionally for a Burger King interview I have Tuesday? I don't even really have much to use, and it's just Burger King.
#195676 to #195644 - anon
Reply +1
(09/01/2015) [-]
dress as nice you can. doesnt mean wear a suit. youre not appyling for district manager, but they want to see they arent hiring a slob. just put on an outfit you would if you were gonna go out and impress someone one.
#195649 to #195644 - theruse
Reply +3
(08/31/2015) [-]
If you need a job, no matter how crappy, dress well for the interview.
#195646 to #195644 - braveblue
Reply 0
(08/31/2015) [-]
You answered your own question.

It's just Burger King.
#195639 - anon
Reply 0
(08/31/2015) [-]
before gf has her period we have amazing sex and she is horny as a jackrabbitt, and first couple of days during.

AFTER HER PERIOD however her body completely shuts down on her, WE are there all ready to pul an all nighter but her hormones or someshit play up, won't get wet or fire on any cylinders, makes me feel useless.

I am gone in 2 weeks and wont be able to shag for like another 5 6 weeks, making it a lottery as to when we hit the sex dartboard, it is really infuriating for the pair of us and gets her real depressed.

methinks I should try me some foreplay or new lubrication or i dont know to get her body working again
#195643 to #195639 - anon
Reply 0
(08/31/2015) [-]
tell her to get the implant, harmless little tube that goes in the arm stops periods all together in most cases and prevents her from getting pregnant for 3 years so no need for protection as its pretty much 100 percent effective
(thats if it is the period that causes this shutdown)
ask your gp he/she will tell you all about it