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Title: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 14, 2013, 05:23:38 AM
Since i am feeling a little blue right now....

I would like to make myself happy by starting this post, and possibly make others a little bit happy too.
The rules:
1. You are allowed to post one thing that you experienced that made you smile, jump for joy, etc.
2. You are allowed to post again as long as there is someone who posted above you.

Now i'd start.

It is great to get 2 stuffed toys from your first try at a ufo catcher.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Bloodreign on January 14, 2013, 06:12:31 AM
Years ago I remember reading my issues of EGM and seeing the Parodius games in them, and I told myself one day I'd like to own the entire series.

Flash forward a decade to 15 years later, lo and behold, I do.  :D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 14, 2013, 09:09:22 AM
Coming home from work and seeing my dogs waaaaay too happy to see me. It always brings a smile to my face.  ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheouAegis on January 14, 2013, 09:28:48 AM
The Seahawks predictably losing and giving me an opportunity to make my own Slowpoke meme:

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-prn1%2Fs480x480%2F73353_10200427306793050_882306816_n.jpg&hash=bb47da235a0ef7ceb8cb0d54b74a5902)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 14, 2013, 11:26:27 AM
Being able to go to bed while it's still dark out & waking up at a reasonable hour. That's becoming increasingly hard for some reason...
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lashen on January 14, 2013, 11:33:30 AM
Ironic that Slowpoke was brought up.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F25.media.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_mcimbqQhSg1qewytoo1_500.gif&hash=5264a567e32a6667ce0e20d09a8802f1)

I woke up to this on Tumblr and I can't keep a straight face.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Abnormal Freak on January 14, 2013, 06:52:06 PM
Eating this not-so-good-one-dollar-burrito from Walmart but throwing a bunch of cheese inside before microwaving so's to have MMM SO GOOD STRINGY CHEESE
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on January 14, 2013, 07:00:51 PM
I would say my pets, family and friends and other loved ones, but this is little things so...
A hot cup of tea, usually black but sometimes herbal or green on a cool day.


EDIT: D'oh forgot only one per post.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 14, 2013, 09:35:06 PM
Having my students say i'm sorry for being late in my classes.
I teach at a university so this is very special.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 15, 2013, 07:57:45 AM
I went to sleep around 3:30 am & woke up at 9:32 am. Victory! (sleeping throuh the night is a HUGE deal to me now)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: uzo on January 15, 2013, 10:03:38 AM
Seeing my team socialize outside of work without my intervention. Brings tears to this CEO's eyes.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 15, 2013, 10:06:36 AM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjorgefuentes.inverteddungeon.com%2Fimages3%2FP1060023.jpg&hash=b173dc6b475a733fa9482d1c0ef90c18)
A nice cup of coffee.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: X on January 16, 2013, 12:23:52 AM
Nice mug. He's thinking the same thing you are;

Metalocalypse: Prepare for Ultimate Flavor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInM3r_OtDo#ws)

COFFFFFFEE!!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 20, 2013, 12:15:40 AM
Finally finding the driver for my slightly old printer to work with my new OS.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: PyramidHead on January 20, 2013, 11:13:19 AM
There is a certain place in my hometown, which always makes me happy. It's not far way from the sea - you can't see it, but you hear it. Long trees, the big road, no people and strangely no animals too (it's deep in the forest, so people rarely go this far - that's why it's so calm there). I usually buy myself one or two bottles of white wine, call a friend and when our quest to the calmest place of the world begins..
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: P/\/\\/o on January 20, 2013, 11:19:13 AM
Sending a silly 3DS swapnote's semi-animated msg for my 3DS buddies, and sometimes even recieving feedback on how my messages made them smile!  ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 21, 2013, 03:19:53 AM
Watching a very long fireworks show straight out of the window.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 21, 2013, 04:03:20 AM
Sending a silly 3DS swapnote's semi-animated msg for my 3DS buddies, and sometimes even recieving feedback on how my messages made them smile!  ;D

Aw, that's sweet. I was usually in a race with my friends to see who could draw a dick & send it first. That makes me smile thinking back on it, so that's a little happy thing. Also, my wiener dog waking me up by licking my feet-it's all tickly.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 21, 2013, 10:27:42 AM
Man I've been ignoring Swapnote because of Miiverse.  How terrible of me!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: crisis on January 21, 2013, 10:40:04 AM
Quote
Aw, that's sweet. I was usually in a race with my friends to see who could draw a dick & send it first. That makes me smile thinking back on it, so that's a little happy thing. Also, my wiener dog waking me up by licking my feet-it's all tickly.
this post is laden with innuendo, and that makes me happy  :)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 21, 2013, 10:52:25 AM
this post is laden with innuendo, and that makes me happy  :)

You're welcome.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: uzo on January 21, 2013, 07:38:57 PM
A nice pot of fresh brewed steaming hot high quality tea.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 22, 2013, 12:27:53 AM
Getting the roast chicken come out of the oven perfectly.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 22, 2013, 04:47:21 AM
To be with the people that i love and talk about anything that comes on our minds.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 22, 2013, 02:15:31 PM
When my 88 year old Nana makes me dinner & buys me trinkets & baubles at local garage sales & second-hand stores. My Nana rules (hence why I capitalize 'Nana'-she's earned that shit).
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lashen on January 22, 2013, 08:20:23 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.tumblr.com%2F017261d6a8050ccda4822a2599a7e432%2Ftumblr_inline_mh29b24xgJ1qip3fk.gif&hash=81d52daacfaabf1bf0042aa375207d65)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 23, 2013, 04:16:12 PM
Style Savvy:Trendsetters. I'm a girly girl at heart who loves her pro-wrestling, but also truly enjoys coordinating outfits. It lets me express my inner hime gyaru, and...well gosh, that's just a bit o' terrific I think.

Nintendo 3DS - Style Savvy: Trendsetters Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPhJPwFPlOo#ws)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Neobelmont on January 23, 2013, 09:38:04 PM
Drawing the right card in the middle of a duel when you need it the most dang that feels good.

Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 23, 2013, 11:42:34 PM
Drawing the right card in the middle of a duel when you need it the most dang that feels good.

Oh yes yes yes! Then it lets you win the game! But it is really rare.

If I am not mistaken most anime shows that have card duels in them have episodes showing this happening.
I remember my mates quoting yu-gi-oh lines (even if we are playing MTG) while praying that the next card they'll draw from the pile will be that winning card. It doesn't happen. hahahahaha!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Neobelmont on January 23, 2013, 11:49:02 PM
Oh yes yes yes! Then it lets you win the game! But it is really rare.

If I am not mistaken most anime shows that have card duels in them have episodes showing this happening.
I remember my mates quoting yu-gi-oh lines (even if we are playing MTG) while praying that the next card they'll draw from the pile will be that winning card. It doesn't happen. hahahahaha!

Do you play yu-gi-oh as well what kind of deck do you use? 
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 23, 2013, 11:54:43 PM
Do you play yu-gi-oh as well what kind of deck do you use?

I don't play yu-gi-oh. MTG is more than enough for me.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Dark Nemesis on January 24, 2013, 06:48:06 AM
I like cooking for other people. It makes me very happy when i see them eating the food that i have prepared for them and smile back to me.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 24, 2013, 07:24:35 AM
Opening a box of chocolates knowing that you do not have to share.  ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 24, 2013, 08:19:15 AM
Cooking your favorite dish your mother used to make, for her, and having her say it's delicious.

I like cooking for other people. It makes me very happy when i see them eating the food that i have prepared for them and smile back to me.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbwaff.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F11%2Fi-know-that-feel-bro.jpg&hash=973eb655cc28f11515ac023dbaa60073)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on January 24, 2013, 10:52:26 AM
This happens to me with everything I bake.  Bonus: Usually I get 10-20 smiles out of one dessert. ;)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 25, 2013, 07:20:04 AM
This happens to me with everything I bake.  Bonus: Usually I get 10-20 smiles out of one dessert. ;)
That happens to me everytime i make gumbo, beef stew, osso buco or any other slow cooked stew. If people could lick the pot, they would... Oh Wait it happened! \ (^^)/
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 27, 2013, 03:17:31 AM
Nobody in my house eats my cooking. We all like completely different foods, so every man cooks for himself. Now, at my last place of employment my loaded red skinned mashed potatoes were a hit. With all this food talk I'm thinking of reviving my recipe thread; it's not been 5 months yet, so it's legal...hmmm...
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 27, 2013, 05:16:45 AM
With all this food talk I'm thinking of reviving my recipe thread; it's not been 5 months yet, so it's legal...hmmm...

Please revive it. I would like to try some new recipes. And i can share my recipes too.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 27, 2013, 06:48:29 AM
Please revive it. I would like to try some new recipes. And i can share my recipes too.

Done and done. I can't wait to see what you contribute! You sound like a fellow foodie. :3
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 27, 2013, 03:53:19 PM
Done and done. I can't wait to see what you contribute! You sound like a fellow foodie. :3

Thanks for reviving that thread! Yup, I love to eat and cook.
I'll get to that thread in a while.

Back on topic.
Seeing rainbows after a rain shower. There's a double plus if I spot a double rainbow!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 27, 2013, 04:39:47 PM
When my hound dog burps. She does it fairly regularly, which is rare in for a dog in my personal experiences with them. It's so cute! I've not caught it on camera yet though, but fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheouAegis on January 27, 2013, 04:59:38 PM
My parents' dogs do that all the time. It's not cute, but it's funny as hell. It's a freakin' full-on doggy burp. It's loud.

Speaking of dogs, some people I guess recently did a study on why dogs beg. Their theory was mutated wolf genetics or something -- some wolves became dependent on human scraps and mutated into begging dogs. I call bullcrap. The reason dogs beg is obvious: THEY'RE HUNGRY! Cat owners often just let the cat satiate itself, but if you feed a cat yourself it will beg and beg and beg and beg until you start contemplating testing your new blender on the damn runt.

Okay, this made me happy today just now: (old story but I never heard it)
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-08-18-beer-bear_x.htm (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2004-08-18-beer-bear_x.htm)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on January 28, 2013, 12:50:19 AM
Shakespeare in Klingon
Star Trek Klingon Hamlet taH pagh taHbe' (To be or not to be) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiRMGYQfXrs#ws)
(Yes this is an actual thing http://www.amazon.com/Klingon-Hamlet-William-Shakespeare/dp/0671035789 (http://www.amazon.com/Klingon-Hamlet-William-Shakespeare/dp/0671035789) )
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 29, 2013, 12:26:43 AM
Remembering someone's name after a long time of not seeing him/her.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: X on January 29, 2013, 09:54:16 AM
"You've not experienced Shakespeare until you've read him in the original Klingon." - Canceler Gorkon, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on January 29, 2013, 10:25:14 AM
Fixing your PS3 controller after your dog spills green tea on it.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 29, 2013, 02:53:42 PM
The scent of freshly baked bread.  :)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheouAegis on January 29, 2013, 08:18:59 PM
Remembering someone's name after a long time of not seeing him/her.

Having your name remembered by someone after a long time (15-20 years) of not seeing him/her.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 30, 2013, 08:08:34 AM
Having your name remembered by someone after a long time (15-20 years) of not seeing him/her.
This actually kind of puts me on edge, because I don't remember whoever it is saying "Hi <TheCruelAngel>!" and I'll just be like "*nervous glance around* 'Sup? *Inner Monolouge: Who the hell is this person? Why do they know my name? Should I remember them? F**K*"

It's especially awkward when you work with that person.  :-\ (Don't worry, I eventually remembered who they were) I guess I just leave a strong impression on people with a unique and easy to remember name! Whether that's good or not...probably not...

Oh! Something that made me happy on my way into work today! When bigger, more powerful and much more expensive cars play race car with me!  ;D I know I can't win, they know I can't win, but they play along anyway and we just have fun. :3
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 30, 2013, 06:42:37 PM
Oh! Something that made me happy on my way into work today! When bigger, more powerful and much more expensive cars play race car with me!  ;D I know I can't win, they know I can't win, but they play along anyway and we just have fun. :3

That is awesome!

Waking up exactly at the end of a dream. This is rare for me since I usually wake up in the middle of a dream.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: KaZudra on January 30, 2013, 07:31:41 PM
Imagining your a Pro Wrestler doing your intro when you play music, it does wonders.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: X on January 31, 2013, 10:11:10 AM
Quote
Oh! Something that made me happy on my way into work today! When bigger, more powerful and much more expensive cars play race car with me!  ;D I know I can't win, they know I can't win, but they play along anyway and we just have fun. :3

I'd bet you'd win if you were driving the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) with Super Pursuit Mode; http://sudeepdash.deviantart.com/art/KITT-Super-Pursuit-Mode-200297765 (http://sudeepdash.deviantart.com/art/KITT-Super-Pursuit-Mode-200297765)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on January 31, 2013, 10:32:45 AM
I'd bet you'd win if you were driving the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) with Super Pursuit Mode; http://sudeepdash.deviantart.com/art/KITT-Super-Pursuit-Mode-200297765 (http://sudeepdash.deviantart.com/art/KITT-Super-Pursuit-Mode-200297765)
Hah, that's pretty awesome. Though one thing in common with KITT and my car, we have TURBO! But mine just shoots pressurized air into my engine to create extra power (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm) whereas KITT's turbo let's him fly. :(

I guess Turbos make me happy too. I fell in love with feeling the turbo spool up and significantly boost engine performance driving around in my dad's old '88 Turbo Thunderbird. It just sends a tingle up my spine and kind of reminds of when the Millennium Falcon would jump to hyperspace, with that slight delay as things start spooling up around it and then FWOOOOOSH off it went!

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbecauseracecar.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F12%2FTURBOBABY.jpg&hash=788e33a45617a94e291ad8e1ea1aa3be)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on January 31, 2013, 12:47:55 PM
I'd bet you'd win if you were driving the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) with Super Pursuit Mode; http://sudeepdash.deviantart.com/art/KITT-Super-Pursuit-Mode-200297765 (http://sudeepdash.deviantart.com/art/KITT-Super-Pursuit-Mode-200297765)

Hah, that's pretty awesome. Though one thing in common with KITT and my car, we have TURBO! But mine just shoots pressurized air into my engine to create extra power (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm) whereas KITT's turbo let's him fly. :(

I guess Turbos make me happy too.

New No More Kings music video for "Michael (Jump In)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp6o5I99Idw#ws)

(Also, thread appropriate.)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Pfil on February 02, 2013, 04:46:11 PM
Watching movies and playing VG's with my friends on weekends, with coffee and chocolate :)
A little thing that makes me happy.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 04, 2013, 02:17:06 AM
Eating roasted marshmallows while watching the bonfire.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 04, 2013, 08:42:32 AM
New No More Kings music video for "Michael (Jump In)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp6o5I99Idw#ws)

(Also, thread appropriate.)

I showed this video to my wife and she said it was pretty much a video about me. >_<

Though, that video does bring a smile to my face. I just love the dancing and absolute mayhem he causes to try and do a little good. :)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 07, 2013, 01:45:51 AM
Eating crispy pork cracklings!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: son_the_vampire on February 07, 2013, 09:17:30 AM
waking up early in the morning and not having to scrape ice off the windshield! YAY!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Pemburu Vampir on February 07, 2013, 09:31:23 AM
Hanging out with my friend and this:

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_ldmn4fJKGm1qab8ca.jpg&hash=6217a5a1345c5010106aa8e31a9e43c2)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 07, 2013, 11:48:46 AM
I was pretty elated when I realized Hongo Takeshi (Hiroshi Fujioka) was also Segata Sanshiro. That man is just so much win.

Segata Sanshiro: The Legend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3lCF8O2N50#)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Inccubus on February 09, 2013, 01:13:42 AM
Seeing the reactions of people when they play something I programmed or hacked.

And boobs...

Although, they aren't always a little thing that makes me happy. :P
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on February 09, 2013, 03:04:41 AM
I was pretty elated when I realized Hongo Takeshi (Hiroshi Fujioka) was also Segata Sanshiro. That man is just so much win.

Segata Sanshiro: The Legend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3lCF8O2N50#)

Knowing I'm allowed to live on the same planet as Segata Sanshiro by Segata Sanshiro.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheouAegis on February 09, 2013, 12:06:11 PM
12 Minutes of Segata Sanshiro!!!!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on February 12, 2013, 02:58:40 PM
I'm sorta okay with losin when I get something like this:

Sega Rally - 15 Game Over Yeah! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09s-c2JVI40#)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 12, 2013, 03:18:35 PM
Game over -> Time Paradox in MGS3 -> mini-film (my thought process)

MGS3 Subsistence Secret Theater Metal Gear Raiden Snake Eraser HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpL1YgQ6Frw#ws)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 12, 2013, 07:32:30 PM
Game over -> Time Paradox in MGS3 -> mini-film (my thought process)

I love that film! I still can't erase the smile off my face whenever I remember it.
And... Raiden did get his game. hehehe.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheCruelAngel on February 13, 2013, 02:42:33 PM
This has been keeping a pretty big smile on my face.  ;D

HE-MAN HEYEAYEA SONG FOR 10 HOURS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh7lp9umG2I#)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on February 13, 2013, 03:19:36 PM
Wolves, rain, melancholy, cold, landscapes envolving mist, snow; a pine trees forest, Gothic cathedrals, and even Medieval castles... Peaceful places like these, the winter, cold weather... Gothic Art/Theatre, Music, specially instrumentals... It always makes me happy. But nothing could be even better than having someone to share all these things with. <3
It may sound a bit different than any other taste, but whatever... I still like it, i don't have any problems with that.

HE-MAN HEYEAYEA SONG FOR 10 HOURS (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh7lp9umG2I")

Wth? lol xD
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 15, 2013, 08:18:17 AM
Purchasing a good quality artbook for ¥1 (shipping not included). Nyahahahaha!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: son_the_vampire on February 15, 2013, 12:14:23 PM
when the V-tech in my Type-S kicks in..... im just like  :o
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on February 19, 2013, 03:43:43 AM
Having Wizards corroborate my belief that I should have been a Druid class when I played D&D all along.
 
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wizards.com%2Fdnd%2Fclass%2Fimages%2Fbanners%2FDruid.jpg&hash=d7a375dd9c0ca24f194194fcfccfdc70)

( http://www.wizards.com/dnd/class/index.asp (http://www.wizards.com/dnd/class/index.asp) )
Sweet nerdy vindication.

5th edition looks like it might be worth giving a try if what the devs have been saying about it (not a dumbed down MMO clone like 4e) is true. Might give it a go if I find a good group.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on February 19, 2013, 04:30:18 AM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wizards.com%2Fdnd%2Fclass%2Fimages%2Fbanners%2FRogue.jpg&hash=352aa9c282762f84ecfd427d2ca9d913)

We still play 3.5 here.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: X on February 19, 2013, 05:48:18 PM
I gave that D&D thing a try. But with such limited options I really had to think about what most suited me. In the end I ended up being an Invoker.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 20, 2013, 01:11:52 AM
Cool!
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wizards.com%2Fdnd%2Fclass%2Fimages%2Fbanners%2FSorcerer.jpg&hash=f0df8ce1ae3a8c50eae693bb55bc7953)
D&D Home Page (http://"http://www.wizards.com/dnd/") - What Class Are You? (http://"http://www.wizards.com/dnd/class/index.asp") - Build A Character (http://"http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/insider/characterbuilder") - D&D Compendium (http://"http://www.wizards.com/dndinsider/compendium/database.aspx?searchterm=Sorcerer")

Wait, does the MTG what is your color still exist?
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on February 20, 2013, 03:37:40 AM
We still play 3.5 here.

God bless you, sir.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on February 20, 2013, 05:18:53 AM
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We still play 3.5 here.

Hells yeah! 3.high5
Pathfinder from Paizo (the unofficial D&D 3.75) is supposed to be really good to but haven't tried it.
5th edition is apparently going to be a giant mass of different optional modular rules you can pick and choose from.
I heard that WotC once made the claim they plan for 5th to be compatible with all D&D flatbooks all the way back to 1st edition which really I'll believe it when I see it.

I kinda want to DM a Ravenloft game (I've got the 3.0 setting guide and a couple of the flatbooks) but all I know about DMing is what I've learned from watching Spoony's Counter Monkey episodes lol.

Also related-
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/dungeons-and-dragons/ (http://www.somethingawful.com/d/dungeons-and-dragons/)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on February 20, 2013, 06:41:34 AM
God bless you, sir.
Amem, you too my dear.

Hells yeah! 3.high5
Pathfinder from Paizo (the unofficial D&D 3.75) is supposed to be really good to but haven't tried it.
5th edition is apparently going to be a giant mass of different optional modular rules you can pick and choose from.
I heard that WotC once made the claim they plan for 5th to be compatible with all D&D flatbooks all the way back to 1st edition which really I'll believe it when I see it.

I will only believe in that when I see it too.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: X on February 20, 2013, 09:49:16 AM
I much prefer to play second edition D&D as Third edition is way too needlessly complex. With second edition you can quickly draw up a character sheet and begin the adventure. But with third edition you have to take your time and fill out all those little boxes, scan through all the books just to help you fill out those little boxes and before you know it an hour or more goes by. Time with which you could have already been playing the game.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on February 20, 2013, 09:55:31 AM
I much prefer to play second edition D&D as Third edition is way too needlessly complex. With second edition you can quickly draw up a character sheet and begin the adventure. But with third edition you have to take your time and fill out all those little boxes, scan through all the books just to help you fill out those little boxes and before you know it an hour or more goes by. Time with which you could have already been playing the game.

I would love to try my hand at a second edition game but it's very difficult to find someone running them, not to mention the books. It's strange that you say it's less complex than 3rd. I've always heard people say that it was more complex. And that they changed the rules in a lot of convoluted ways for each setting, but I guess that's not such a big deal for a homebrew game only utilizing the core books?

PS- We're kind of derailing this topic so I'll make a new one.  http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,5790.msg124640.html#msg124640 (http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,5790.msg124640.html#msg124640)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 20, 2013, 09:16:02 PM
Bringing things back to topic,

Reading this web comic makes me smile all the time.
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php (http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on February 21, 2013, 03:34:10 AM
I much prefer to play second edition D&D as Third edition is way too needlessly complex. With second edition you can quickly draw up a character sheet and begin the adventure. But with third edition you have to take your time and fill out all those little boxes, scan through all the books just to help you fill out those little boxes and before you know it an hour or more goes by. Time with which you could have already been playing the game.

I think it's as the Whovians like to say-"You never forget your first Dr.", only in this instance it's "your first D&D edition". I started on 3.5 & that's what I fell in love with.

Back on topic as Shiroi said-anybody had those new Poptarts Minis yet? Delicious.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on February 21, 2013, 03:41:09 AM
THIS makes me happy:

Holocaust - mount thunder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pit60CeHHo#)

This is a master piece! :D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: son_the_vampire on February 21, 2013, 05:09:35 AM
Im happy when police officers need my help, reprogramming radios and all!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on February 21, 2013, 10:08:34 AM
Im happy when I see something funny or when someone give me a little of attention (not too much, only a little), I think its because I dont have siblings and Im away from my friends now.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on February 22, 2013, 04:00:06 AM
I'm happy whenever i have a steak dinner!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on February 22, 2013, 04:32:08 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OeUt8OiJtb8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeUt8OiJtb8#ws)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: X on February 22, 2013, 09:49:18 AM
That was funny and desturbing in a good way all at the same time. I liked it when they put the old man down  ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: TheouAegis on February 22, 2013, 10:29:29 AM
Vengaboys - We like to Party! (The Vengabus) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zbi0XmGtMw#)


Gotta admit they kinda suck at musical variety. But this song is hilarious.
Vengaboys - Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld9ikLYQSWc#ws)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 01, 2013, 06:01:27 AM
Stationery stores make me happy. All those nice papers, pens, coloring materials.... Even if i dont buy anything i am happy.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on March 01, 2013, 12:03:05 PM
Stationery stores make me happy. All those nice papers, pens, coloring materials.... Even if i dont buy anything i am happy.

For me it's used bookstores. (Or fleamarkets with large book sections.) It's a joyful hunt for hidden treasures I may have never heard of.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on March 02, 2013, 06:21:18 PM
Banana soup. So simple, so delicious. I like to shave dark chocolate on top of it on account of the flavor-splosion!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on March 02, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
I wanna that recipe :p
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 04, 2013, 07:36:13 PM
Banana ice cream is simple too.
here's a recipe.
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2013/01/one-ingredient-frozen-banana-ice-cream/ (http://jamiecooksitup.net/2013/01/one-ingredient-frozen-banana-ice-cream/)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on March 04, 2013, 08:08:32 PM
Thanks, you should post in Laina's recipe thread sometime, I want to taste ladies blood.. erm.. I mean recipes :P
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on March 04, 2013, 08:12:57 PM
http://www.food.com/recipe/banana-soup-174553 (http://www.food.com/recipe/banana-soup-174553)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on March 04, 2013, 08:24:09 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 04, 2013, 10:05:35 PM
This made me a hell of a lot happy lol(thanks, Leligax ;)):

Worst movie death scene ever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iC45-tMR34#)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: son_the_vampire on March 05, 2013, 05:54:05 AM
im happy when work is cancelled due to snow! makes me feel like a kid all over again!!!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Laina on March 05, 2013, 09:41:51 AM
Thanks.

You're totes welcome, Lely. You should check out & post on my recipe thread too! I love to hear new recipes from fellow dungeonites.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 06, 2013, 12:26:45 PM
I feel happy whenever i feel like i'm free. To feel like a true animal, wild, pure, and free, as Nature has made you so.
But mankind took it away, so there's no more animality on men anymore. At least, not much as before...
It's pitiful.... Wished i could live in my own house, far away from society, from the big cities, far from everything that could've made me "human". Everything!
If only things were so simple, just as before! It wouldn't be bad... People always tend to make things worse themselves....
As they forgot of how they were born, about their origins, about every single purity that once made men what they were before...
Animals... Free animals...
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lelygax on March 06, 2013, 12:43:56 PM
Tarzan welcomes you ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 06, 2013, 09:19:51 PM
Tarzan welcomes you ;D

lol dude :p
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on March 06, 2013, 09:43:20 PM
lol dude :p

Hey! The original Tarzan books were great, at least the first two. (I've got 22 of them but only read the first 4 so far, 3 isn't very good.) Edgar Rice Burroughs shared the racism and other prejudices of his time but damned if he couldn't spin a tale. Since they were published before 1922 the first 8 of the books are in the public domain in the US and probably most other places. If you can suspend your disbelief for a pulp fiction Jungle Fantasy I'd recommend giving the first 2 a read- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/81 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/81) scanned-in from physical book versions can also be found on archive.org
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: son_the_vampire on March 07, 2013, 05:19:03 AM
Hey! The original Tarzan books were great, at least the first two. (I've got 22 of them but only read the first 4 so far, 3 isn't very good.) Edgar Rice Burroughs shared the racism and other prejudices of his time but damned if he couldn't spin a tale. Since they were published before 1922 the first 8 of the books are in the public domain in the US and probably most other places. If you can suspend your disbelief for a pulp fiction Jungle Fantasy I'd recommend giving the first 2 a read- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/81 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/81) scanned-in from physical book versions can also be found on archive.org
so if he could spin a tale, do u think he had a hand in Tale Spin?
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 07, 2013, 11:54:53 PM
Hey! The original Tarzan books were great, at least the first two. (I've got 22 of them but only read the first 4 so far, 3 isn't very good.) Edgar Rice Burroughs shared the racism and other prejudices of his time but damned if he couldn't spin a tale. Since they were published before 1922 the first 8 of the books are in the public domain in the US and probably most other places. If you can suspend your disbelief for a pulp fiction Jungle Fantasy I'd recommend giving the first 2 a read- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/81 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/81) scanned-in from physical book versions can also be found on archive.org

LOL Dude, i wasn't talking about Tarzan. xD
But thanks for the tip, i really appreciate it. :)
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on March 08, 2013, 02:32:15 AM
LOL Dude, i wasn't talking about Tarzan. xD
But thanks for the tip, i really appreciate it. :)

Hey glad to, hope you like them :) But if you don't there's lots of great free public domain books, including hundreds of classic works by legendary authors to be found on Project Gutenberg/archive.org. If you like the Tarzan stories you could give his "John Carter of Mars" books (the same ones that inspired that huge Disney flop a while back) a try since several of them are in the public domain as well. The first in the series being "A Princess of Mars". Though for my money Burroughs was at his best writing jungle adventure.

PS- Maybe if they'd named the movie "A Princess of Mars" and been like "Hey yeah it's a sword and planet space opera adventure movie!" instead of just "John Carter" people would have been interested and not thought it was some kind of biopic.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 08, 2013, 06:24:19 AM
Hey glad to, hope you like them :) But if you don't there's lots of great free public domain books, including hundreds of classic works by legendary authors to be found on Project Gutenberg/archive.org. If you like the Tarzan stories you could give his "John Carter of Mars" books (the same ones that inspired that huge Disney flop a while back) a try since several of them are in the public domain as well. The first in the series being "A Princess of Mars". Though for my money Burroughs was at his best writing jungle adventure.
PS- Maybe if they'd named the movie "A Princess of Mars" and been like "Hey yeah it's a sword and planet space opera adventure movie!" instead of just "John Carter" people would have been interested and not thought it was some kind of biopic.

lol I get it. But i wasn't talking about Tarzan either. It's just one more of my reflexive moments.
I just couldn't lose the chance to express myself over it. It's become different nowadays. Love is over, everything depends on logic, and people who seem different in society are judged as animals!
Is "being an animal" something meant to be bad?? How can they use such a pure word as this for such a pitiful thing? To huff?
So they threat animals as beasts and that's it? Have they forgot that humans ARE animals as well??
They act as if being wild is a reason for shame. People forgot of the importance of their instinct, their wilderness, everything that made them pure! Being an animal IS pure! We see humans acting as animals everyday, getting angry, eating, sleeping, fulfilling their needs every single day!! We even see moms having their babies as well. Oh, so they're still not animals? Aww, give me a break..
How can they see wilderness with such a despise? I don't agree with that. :(
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on March 11, 2013, 01:10:09 AM
lol I get it. But i wasn't talking about Tarzan either. It's just one more of my reflexive moments.
I just couldn't lose the chance to express myself over it. It's become different nowadays. Love is over, everything depends on logic, and people who seem different in society are judged as animals!
Is "being an animal" something meant to be bad?? How can they use such a pure word as this for such a pitiful thing? To huff?
So they threat animals as beasts and that's it? Have they forgot that humans ARE animals as well??
They act as if being wild is a reason for shame. People forgot of the importance of their instinct, their wilderness, everything that made them pure! Being an animal IS pure! We see humans acting as animals everyday, getting angry, eating, sleeping, fulfilling their needs every single day!! We even see moms having their babies as well. Oh, so they're still not animals? Aww, give me a break..
How can they see wilderness with such a despise? I don't agree with that. :(

Well, I understand where you're coming from but the wonders of the age we live in are a result of resisting some (not all) of our base instincts. Mostly by forcing ourselves to think logically and critically, without this we wouldn't be having this conversation because not only would there be no internet and no computers, we wouldn't have even learned to harness the electricity to power those things. Being different has always been a difficult thing for humans to handle since our instincts tend to drive us toward an "us vs. them" mentality, and dehumanizing "them" is possibly the most common way to alleviate guilt over the cruel acts of "us".

But another assumption I see a lot is reflected in your statement that "love is over, everything depends on logic" and that's just not true, emotions and knowledge/reason need not be mutually exclusive. In fact I think knowledge of the one can enhance enjoyment of the other. Using logic and science to understand the reason things happen and how they work does not diminish the processes being examined. And a greater appreciation of the complexity of things may add to our understanding and appreciation of their beauty. This applies to love and our growing knowledge of it's physical causes within the brain and body as much as it does to anything else in the cosmos.

There is nothing wrong with recognizing and celebrating the fact that we are animals. But our vast capability to learn and reason rather than just rely on instinct is what has allowed us as a relatively weak, slow and small species to develop the tools which have carried us to the top of the food chain. And it is the attribute which continues to advance us as a species.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 11, 2013, 04:48:29 AM
But our vast capability to learn and reason rather than just rely on instinct is what has allowed us as a relatively weak, slow and small species to develop the tools which have carried us to the top of the food chain. And it is the attribute which continues to advance us as a species.

And that would also cause our demise if we are not careful.

~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~

I'm sorry to end your conversations but you guys have hijacked the topic of my forum for your own means.
Please talk about the topic that I proposed "Little things that make you happy".
Thanks.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on March 11, 2013, 05:22:01 AM
And that would also cause our demise if we are not careful.

~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~>~

Only if we allow people to let their base instincts do stupid things with the tools advanced intellect has created.

I'm sorry to end your conversations but you guys have hijacked the topic of my forum for your own means.
Please talk about the topic that I proposed "Little things that make you happy".
Thanks.

But I am.

Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc#)

Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk#)
Doesn't thinking about how far mankind has come with the benefits of science and reason make you happy? :3
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 11, 2013, 05:34:48 AM
Somehow yes.
But I am also observing some people become idiots due to technology.

=======================

I can't stop laughing inside when I recall a student of mine downloaded the wrong ppt file from my site as a reviewer for the exam.
The course and the ppt is clearly listed, I couldn't believe that person downloaded something from another course! Plus that person did not even notice that what was discussed in class is way different from the ppt.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Abnormal Freak on March 11, 2013, 12:31:17 PM
Chris-chan videos bring me happiness. It's just too bad his run-ins with the law have put a stop to him making any more.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 12, 2013, 01:16:07 AM
I can't stop laughing inside when I recall a student of mine downloaded the wrong ppt file from my site as a reviewer for the exam.
The course and the ppt is clearly listed, I couldn't believe that person downloaded something from another course! Plus that person did not even notice that what was discussed in class is way different from the ppt.

That was his fault then. But i wouldn't judge him for his mistake, tho'. Just saying..

Well, I understand where you're coming from but the wonders of the age we live in are a result of resisting some (not all) of our base instincts. Mostly by forcing ourselves to think logically and critically, without this we wouldn't be having this conversation because not only would there be no internet and no computers, we wouldn't have even learned to harness the electricity to power those things. Being different has always been a difficult thing for humans to handle since our instincts tend to drive us toward an "us vs. them" mentality, and dehumanizing "them" is possibly the most common way to alleviate guilt over the cruel acts of "us".
But another assumption I see a lot is reflected in your statement that "love is over, everything depends on logic" and that's just not true, emotions and knowledge/reason need not be mutually exclusive. In fact I think knowledge of the one can enhance enjoyment of the other. Using logic and science to understand the reason things happen and how they work does not diminish the processes being examined. And a greater appreciation of the complexity of things may add to our understanding and appreciation of their beauty. This applies to love and our growing knowledge of it's physical causes within the brain and body as much as it does to anything else in the cosmos.
There is nothing wrong with recognizing and celebrating the fact that we are animals. But our vast capability to learn and reason rather than just rely on instinct is what has allowed us as a relatively weak, slow and small species to develop the tools which have carried us to the top of the food chain. And it is the attribute which continues to advance us as a species.

You are totally right, man... :)

I just fear that all this logicity makes people tend to be more critic and even perfectionist. As they seem to be nowadays..
Society has estabilished a standard way of living that they consider "proper". People who can't be compared to this standard way of living, even because they got differences, which are not accepted by society often, are often isolated, and even become reason for jokes..
How they put create a standard behavior that they consider "right"? And how much people try "fixing" you to it, "educating" you... Even in schools? Even at work?
I can't accept how they force people into a "selection".. This could make different people feel ashamed of themselves...
I don't think it's ok.

Only if we allow people to let their base instincts do stupid things with the tools advanced intellect has created.

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But I am.

Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science) (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc")

Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye) (http://"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk")
Doesn't thinking about how far mankind has come with the benefits of science and reason make you happy? :3

I think you're trying to mean "ignorance". People just tend to not care about art, nor culture anymore. They don't seem to have a sense of art. They seem so.... Void?
Always talking about daily things, always doing the same thing, living the same, old, nonsense life.
For them the world is nothing but their houses, and even the bakery in the other side of the street seems dangerous.
They seem so locked, in their own life... They live as ants, you know.. :/
And still there are some who have the chance to study, but they just don't care about it. So when they see that they really need to do something about their lives, they appeal for "tricks"(cheating on the test, for example, which is classic :p).
What can i say? I still have my own life, tho... I just don't agree.

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Man... These videos seem so nerdy and cool at the same time.. Epic! xD
I loved it! :D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: son_the_vampire on March 12, 2013, 05:17:45 AM
Extra Caramel in my Macchiato in the mornings makes me soooooo much happier...
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Ratty on March 12, 2013, 08:23:54 AM
Somehow yes.
But I am also observing some people become idiots due to technology.

=======================

I can't stop laughing inside when I recall a student of mine downloaded the wrong ppt file from my site as a reviewer for the exam.
The course and the ppt is clearly listed, I couldn't believe that person downloaded something from another course! Plus that person did not even notice that what was discussed in class is way different from the ppt.

Lol well that sounds more like a case of someone merely exposing their dumbness because of technology rather than actually being made dumb by the tech itself. Take a look at that student's attendance, sounds like one of those who only show up for test days and still expect to pass with flying colors.

Technology always makes people less competent in some ways because it eliminates the need for once vital aptitudes. Consider the ability to make fire without matches or a lighter. For thousands of years this was an essential skill for survival for people all across the world. But in the modern first world you'd be hard pressed to find someone who could do it. Which means a lot of people would starve without matches/lighters if for some reason their electricity went off and wasn't restored. And that's just one example.

I think you're trying to mean "ignorance". People just tend to not care about art, nor culture anymore. They don't seem to have a sense of art. They seem so.... Void?
Always talking about daily things, always doing the same thing, living the same, old, nonsense life.
For them the world is nothing but their houses, and even the bakery in the other side of the street seems dangerous.
They seem so locked, in their own life... They live as ants, you know.. :/

T'was ever thus, most people are creatures of habit and not much interested in the big picture, but hey this is a thread about happy things. Glad you enjoyed the symphony of science videos, I remember they put on a smile on my face when I first saw them to :)

Speaking of videos that make you happy-
NSP - Dinosaur Laser Fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcmBALxDkRY#ws)
I've always thought Ninja Sex Party captured that cheesy 80s/early 90s "educational song" vibe in this, while still making a much better song than those were.
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 13, 2013, 07:54:53 AM
Lol well that sounds more like a case of someone merely exposing their dumbness because of technology rather than actually being made dumb by the tech itself. Take a look at that student's attendance, sounds like one of those who only show up for test days and still expect to pass with flying colors.

Uhm i was talking about two different things thus the "====="
regarding the becoming idiots part, memory use has been largely lessened due to easily accessible notes/reminders on digital devices. Oh and i have seen more and more students struggle with basic math.

As for the student, perfect attendance. really is just an idiot.

Anyway, free lunches from the department makes me so happy! I can't wait for another free lunch next week.  ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 14, 2013, 12:04:47 AM
Uhm i was talking about two different things thus the "====="
regarding the becoming idiots part, memory use has been largely lessened due to easily accessible notes/reminders on digital devices. Oh and i have seen more and more students struggle with basic math.

As for the student, perfect attendance. really is just an idiot.

Anyway, free lunches from the department makes me so happy! I can't wait for another free lunch next week.  ;D

Uhmmm, okay. :|

Technology always makes people less competent in some ways because it eliminates the need for once vital aptitudes. Consider the ability to make fire without matches or a lighter. For thousands of years this was an essential skill for survival for people all across the world. But in the modern first world you'd be hard pressed to find someone who could do it. Which means a lot of people would starve without matches/lighters if for some reason their electricity went off and wasn't restored. And that's just one example.

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T'was ever thus, most people are creatures of habit and not much interested in the big picture, but hey this is a thread about happy things. Glad you enjoyed the symphony of science videos, I remember they put on a smile on my face when I first saw them to :)

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Speaking of videos that make you happy-
NSP - Dinosaur Laser Fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcmBALxDkRY#ws)
I've always thought Ninja Sex Party captured that cheesy 80s/early 90s "educational song" vibe in this, while still making a much better song than those were.

I totally agree with what you say.. I mean, people really should know how to put things a limit. Just the way they use technology in their lives sounds creepy. If they don't know to control this power instead of being controlled by it, they'll start depending on it, and then the most feared fact in this situation will appear: without those resources, they'll fall weak, and even perish.
Something as simple as a firepit became part of people's lives. If they don't struggle, they'll go nowhere. It even reminds me of the Wall-E movie, if you know what i mean..

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Talking about putting smiling faces, you're not the only one who enjoyed this. +1 to you! :)

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What did i just watch? LOL
Honestly, this song seemed a bit pop to me, and those shoot noises were awfully made with their own voices(DUUHH!!). XP
Not to mention the most notable thing ever: those guys are fucking weird! XPP
LOL Thanks for sharing this video. Although i still hope for more "symphony of science" ones. XD
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Cursed Joe on March 14, 2013, 03:18:22 PM
Every time Konomi announces a new 2D Castlevania game. It's been a while...
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Pfil on March 14, 2013, 06:20:32 PM
Totally agree with previous post!
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Lone Wolf on March 14, 2013, 08:20:27 PM
Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc#)

Hmmm.. This guy reminds me of Demetri Martin, the comediant:

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/uxkfzz/important-things-with-demetri-martin-space---word-spaces (http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/uxkfzz/important-things-with-demetri-martin-space---word-spaces)

And, talking about things that make me happy, THIS makes me happy a lot! ;D
Title: Re: Little things that make you happy
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 15, 2013, 05:58:33 AM
Every time Konomi announces a new 2D Castlevania game. It's been a while...

This will make me really happy too!