Holy shit a new [CHAT] ???

Almost Human

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I won't lie, I don't know if it was youthful ignorance or my own alcoholism but I could never wrap my brain around the genchat complaints. I know I had mods on my butt for talking too much in there and it being to clique-like but I also had new users saying we all made them feel welcome so I never knew what they were talking about. I ignored them but then a whole bunch of my posts kept getting reported and someone or someones started to complaining to mods that they were scared I'd add users who didn't want to be in my adventure in even though I asked permission (I think?) before using anyone and it became a huge thing.

I wasn't even planning to do anything on hidden level but offer up the webspace to whoever wanted it since I needed to buy a domain for work anyway and then I was just banned from everything so I shifted my focus here.
I'm brimming with vodka tonight so my memory is fuzzy but I remember getting a long email at one point about how my Forum Adventure was just commentary on how much I hated the MSPA forums and losing heart in the whole thing because I intended it to be a love letter haha. Pretty good proof about how bad of writer I am.

I have another test for another job coming up this week so I apologize once again for my silence.
 

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Also, a lot of the users from this forum now spend most of their time in a Discord Channel of the same name
has there been a link posted to that channel here?

but I also had new users saying we all made them feel welcome so I never knew what they were talking about.

someone or someones started to complaining to mods that they were scared I'd add users who didn't want to be in my adventure in even though I asked permission (I think?) before using anyone and it became a huge thing.
I definitely felt fine just jumping in, I'm pretty sure I joined late into genchats life and just hopped right in

I'm pretty sure you asked me if I wanted to be in it and if the crossdressing was fine
 

Almost Human

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I no doubt did! I had plans for most of the genchat's roles in everything and no doubt most of it involved crossdressing bahaha.
I have so many notes from it all, and sadly it's pretty hard to shift through because I named almost every text file "notes.txt". It's a SUPER bad habit of mine, like how most psds end up as 01.psd, 02. psd etc.

Sorry for my silence! I know I say that a lot but I just finished up a SUPER involved job and holy shit I wish the deadline could have been extended just one extra day. I learned a whole new way of colouring that I'm excited to get a chance to low pressure practice (instead of immediatly going from a two minute tutorial to attempting to replicate it on a paying job) buuuuut I also need to sleep since over the past three days I've gotten aboooout 4 hours in total I think?
Don't become art-man if you like sleep, my beauties.

In other news I also had to take a break from my work to kick a meth head out from our apartment halls not once, but twice. I'm not the landlord, nor the security, but when other residents started texting me in a panic I was pretty sure I could bluff it. It worked, but he did come back. The second time I had to be more forceful and I'm pretty sure he snuck back in the next day and stole a package I was waiting for but it's a pretty small price compared to what letting him stay could have resulted in.
I don't care what people do in their own apartments but I won't have some stranger leaving needles and pipes on our stairs while leeching our wifi to watch netflix. Apparently THAT'S where I lay down the line, haha.
Like most of my conversations with strangers I find myself interacting with there were a few surreal moments, like when he started telling me he was psychic and offering me lotto tickets (which I did no accept) before going on a rant about the disgusting people out there who don't scratch their lotto tickets right. He also threatened to call the cops on me a few times, then goad me into calling the cops on him but the idea wasn't even worth entertaining. They can't do anything about these guys when there's a plague going on, so all that would happen is that he'd get more pissy and possibly violent.
So after about 20 minutes of strange conversation and stern prodding he left for, hopefully, good.
And I saw a baby skunk.
So, you know, the night kind of evened out.
 

ten11

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Hey, thanks for the feedback. One of the things i want to change in my write-up is giving certain topics their own pages rather than squishing them in to the main pages (and then consolidating the main pages into just ~4 covering what i see as the general "periods" of time in the history of adventures, 2009 - 2010, 2010 - 2013, 2013-2016, 2016-now). Although tbh i have a lot of indecisiveness about how to exactly do that. I also want to spend more time talking about the actual adventures, because i hardly give them any attention compared to how much i talk about drama that surrounded them. I would like to join this forum's discord channel, if that's okay.
Also wow, has that kind of thing ever happened to you before AH?
 

ky

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ah cripes y'all. i said i missed ya and then i disappeared for another...18 months? a lot has gone on since then. also hi 1011! it's cool that someone's trying to document homestuck history. i can probably drop a link to the discord, i just wanna check with everyone else first and i'll probably drop it in one of the locked sections of the forum to keep it from the spam bots.
 

Almost Human

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It terms of chasing off addicts, yeah, although each time something along those lines happens it's a bit different.

The first I can remember off the top of my head was working with some meek coworkers at my first Tim Horton's job in a kind of sketchy area and it somehow became my job to get rid of anyone begging outside, inside or anyone who locked themselves up inside our bathroom to shoot up or sleep for a few hours. It's where I learned most of my standard lines for these kinds of things like "I'm sorry but this is private property" and "I know, but what you're doing is a health hazard and I'm legally required to report it if you don't leave or I could lose my job."
It's also where I learned, the hard way, to not offer bribes or anything for them to leave or calm down, or else they leave but then inevitably show back up the next day because they know all they have to do is be a nuisance and you'll give them something they want.
It's also where I learned how fucking useless the cops are unless physical violence is involved after a coworker tried to use them to get rid of a usual suspect who drank Listerine because the smell of mint, b.o and urine was annoying people. I was in the back that day but came out when I heard the ruckus and found that the cops just escort them out, there's no penalty to deter the offender (what are you going to do, fine the guy with no money?), the cops are pissy for having been called out, the guy just comes back when they're gone and every one involved just gets annoyed to the point where, like children, it just becomes a passive aggressive standoff with everyone toeing the behavioral lines without crossing them.

Once while working in studio at a long term job there was a young homeless couple fighting in our back alley. When the girl let out a horrible scream and I ran outside with all my other coworkers ignored it, aside from my supervisor who reluctantly followed but hid behind a corner the whole time.
When I got outside it was just the girl and she was crying and curled up so I sat beside her and asked if she was okay.
She said she was and thank god it look like he hadn't physically hurt her but stole something from her (I think it was a necklace? Or a ring? I can't remember but I'm certain it was a piece of jewelry) and ran off to throw it away.
I sat with her for a few minutes while she just cried before I spotted a busted ass cellphone that I picked up and asked if it was hers. Out of nowhere the guy came back and said "no, it's mine." So I offered to trade it back for her stolen jewelry. It took some convincing but he accepted and then the two sat beside each other (me still there, my supervisor still watching) and started making out. I walked over to where my supervisor was and saw a few other people had joined him. They asked me to get rid of them so I went back over and pulled out some stock lines about this being private property and that they couldn't stay until they walked away together.
When I got back inside my boss was PISSED that I let the girl leave with the guy but I told her that demanding they split up would only put her in more danger and piss him off more. I was lucky enough that when the guy came out of nowhere to claim the phone he didn't just bludgeon me from behind for interfering or at the very least rob me (although I didn't really have anything worth stealing).

Hmm now that I've written these I can think of even more examples which makes me think holy hell this does happen to me more often than probably most people....

Edit: Oh dang, hey Ky! It's super cool to see you again :)
 

Captain Zaven

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Good luck Zaven!! You got this!! Power through!!
Well it only took me two extra months of screaming before posting back on here but HEY YALL I AM BACK. for now. the semester finished good though, one B+, one A-, and one grade that is yet to be determined, but will likely depend on if she believes in rounding or not... now time to read all the past few months of posts that i foolishly missed

Edit: okay so i'm caught back up and DAMN i missed a lot of pokemon chat. My thoughts on pokemon under this spoiler

So i've been hard on the pokemon train for since i was eight years old, tho i did take a respite for gens like 3-5 when they first came out. my original pokemon blue team was Charizard, Vaporeon, Articuno, Aerodactyl, and... well those were the four i remember winning the game with, so they're kind of all that matter. Vaporeon is still the Best Doggo though, but i've grown to love other mons such as Volcarona (FLAME MOTH) and Aggron (MECHAGODZILLA) and azumarill (HILARIOUS). i also got huuuge into pokemon breeding back when i had nothing really to do with my evenings after work. stupid nicknames are of utmost importance, but so is making sure that you are able to have a team with pokemon that are as perfect as feasibly possible. I wholeheartedly approve of the Joltik choice, and especially especially canoe's vaporeon choice (my most recent iterations have been named Vanessa; a great name for a water dog). Also, i want to like chandelure more than i do, but i just can never seem to get it to work well in battle... maybe something for me to look into when i finally get a switch

Also: Binary Eleven! Welcome to the party kid! Here's a brief rundown of what i remember circulating around the formation of our precious forum here (another spoiler, damn zaven is afraid of taking up space today)

so as i recall, part of the genchat ban had to do with the rapid fire nature of the beast. It was on a forum that was manually moderated, and genchat alone was capable of producing a page worth of posts in fifteen minutes. Moderating it would have taken a ton of attention, especially at peak posting times. There was also the issue that... honestly, i feel that there was a lot of beef between the mods and some of the most prolific posters. Bandages had several infractions and temp-bans, as did several other hidden-level members. Now i'm not saying that our side was faultless in this issue (most of the infractions were for very legitimate things honestly), but i feel that there could have been a potentially different outcome if there was less animosity between the mod staff and the Super-posters. a posting frequency limit, a character floor for posts... probably a lot of things that were more of a pain in the ass than was desirable for a volunteer admin staff. it was especially salt-worthy because honestly, genchat didn't post particularly faster than Trollslum sometimes, but there was a lower amount of "problem posters" in trollslum i feel. And trollslum was a very necessary place to share creations and talk about those. It felt like a very huge thing for us when we first started this place up, and i'm glad that the fire hasn't died out and is instead a warm glowing ember that still warms the chambers of my withered heart.

ALSO ALSO; Almonds, you really are the manliest man, polite, courteous, able to handle people who are causing issues without passing the buck or violence, just. damn, every time you talk my respect for you grows.

Anyways in my sphere of things, i've got the whole fucking month of august off, and i turn 30 in september, so it's time to either get all of my life together or go on a tremendous bender. Or maybe both things at the same time.

2 EDIT 2 FURIOUS: I STILL HAVE THE MOST HONEST SILVERS AND STARS, I AM A KING
 
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Almost Human

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Ah you can see the stars?? I broke them so hard on the theme I've been trying to build (and exclusively see so I know what to fix) and legit cannot figure out what assigns them or even how to view them consistently. Curse you and your silvers though!
Bahaha my apologies, I'm celebrating my recent (small) wins with a couple (large) drinks so I'll respond properly tomorrow, but I will also say what said about genchat makes sense, Zav and I legit was too immature at the time to ever look at it from a mods POV, but I guess I also never saw a reason for us to be heavily modded. I mean, no one (in my admittedly super bad memory) was doing anything bad or posting anything unsavory but I guess they wanted a tight handle on it in case someone did?
I dunno, I have quite a bit of cheap vodka running through my veins tonight.
Love your pokemon team though! Vanessa is a good name for water doggo, especially if you end up shortening it to "nessy" to be cute and it's like awww like the (maybe?) real(ish?) water doggo!

Also fuck getting your life in order because of an arbitrary number! I'm in my 30's now and have it less together than I did in my late 20's, bahaha! Of course my inability to grow up may not be a great mile marker for such things but given how fuckin mad my friends and sisters have been driven during this plague vs. my own isolated gaming/beer fest may make the idea of eternal youth through the rejection of traditional "happiness" prettttty tempting. Although granted one sister does have a roomba and the other a pool, so maybe they are doing it right...
Hmmm..
I'm uncertain, but also enjoying rambling in the vodka glow.

Also also thank you! I'm going to cover my face and roll around like an idiot while accepting that compliment although I will also admit I probably don't deserve it. It's just I know what it's like when your brain is muddled and you are so sure you're right but no one else understands so when they just start yelling at you and it makes everything worse. It's a confusing state to be in and thank god I have a great combination of friends and pills that can bring me back out when I'm there, but I also know that not every one does and that adding drugs or booze to that mindset can make all the delusions seem even more real. It could lead to very real physical violence one day and I never suggest any one approach someone they may think will cause them harm, but so far in my, ugh, more than 15 years living on my own I've found that most people just want to be treated like people, so being calm and receptive rather than dismissive gets better results.
That said, I do lie to them :( With front-stoop-meth-head when he said he was psychic I just told him that was really cool but none of my business when I REALLY wanted to ask him for more details. Encouraging delusions is dangerous but I also secretly am fascinated by what people are seeing and hearing that makes them think that way.

AaaaaAAAaannnd I've been vodka rambling. Gonna pack this away and go play some gay farming for a bit. See you all when I'm sober bahaha!
 

Triangle Man

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Well things got busy on the forums, then I got busy at work (and also didn't know what to say at the time).

Honestly, I've been able to enjoy being alone and just enjoy life in general more now that I've gotten a lot of my long standing personal problems much more under control. The only thing that worries me about turning 30 (in two years) is that I don't like any kind of reminder of my own mortality. Luckily, I've also gotten far better at dealing with the existential dread over the years.

Mostly.

Our society needs to do a lot more about Addiction Treatment and support services IMO - there's only so much that individual people can do on their own, and most of that amounts to damage control and de-escalation that can be incredibly stressful and unpleasant. I've also had a couple of encounters with homeless people who were, on hindsight, clearly in the middle of serious withdrawals and determined to get enough money for another fix no matter what. I mostly feel sorry for them because that *cannot* be a fun situation to be in (if AH's previous post is any indication), but it was also pretty intimidating.

In other news, we've been having my grandmother over for dinner about once a week for the past little while and this Saturday we decided to go with Fish and Chips as the meal of the night, which was a great time. :)
 
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