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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: September 26, 2014, 01:06:43 am
You're still wearing FitzGerald shirts, Adam?

Undecided
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of President DemPGH (SoEA Needed) on: September 25, 2014, 10:34:52 am
I would also recommend exploring your options for SoIA. I will hold the seat until I believe you've found a suitable replacement (unless you want to just fire me), but I'm obviously no longer interested in contributing anything of value.
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Right now, how much do you care about the 2016 Presidential election ? on: September 25, 2014, 09:30:50 am
I'm always at least somewhat interested in every upcoming presidential election, but I admit that 2016 isn't shaping up to be too interesting.

The Republican primaries will be a circus, some un-presidential fool will be the nominee, and Hillary will win the general in a landslide. Is this news?
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Has PAPOY changed your view of homosexuality? on: September 24, 2014, 07:07:31 pm
Yes. Afleitch's shirtless photos make it a little bit easier. Cheesy
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Post Dissolution Elections: June 2014 on: September 23, 2014, 09:58:14 pm
For a number of reasons, I actually don't regret my vote.
81  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 22 on: September 23, 2014, 11:37:25 am
Usually agree. Critical issue.
82  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 10 (Snowstalker) on: September 20, 2014, 07:37:42 pm
Guess we'll be here for another month... Tongue
83  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 10 (Snowstalker) on: September 19, 2014, 05:47:11 pm
That doesn't appear to be a card set, Snowstalker...

Also, I'm bitter, but this whole thing got kinda shitty.
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 18, 2014, 10:18:32 pm
Yeah, a lot of people have really bad colds here. The temperature seems to have dropped 10 degrees all of a sudden, and it's thrown a lot of people off.

In other news, me and my guyfriend are doing well. Being happy is kind of nice. Smiley
85  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 21 on: September 18, 2014, 02:35:48 pm
Usually agree. Not a critical issue.

Can husbands sponsor their husbands yet?
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 17, 2014, 10:18:56 pm
 her.
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Internal Affairs on: September 17, 2014, 10:51:24 am
Okay, I've been struggling with how to approach this, so I'm just gonna be frank. I'm not happy doing the job of the GM. I like executing legislation, working with the regions, and responding to stories from the GM. I don't like providing time-consuming estimates after nine-hour days on campus when I have more important readings to do for class.

If I'm doing the things I love (see the shortlist above) it's fine. If I'm doing "ew, work," it's kind of not. So I would like to see a GM chosen very soon. In the meantime, I'm not sure what to do, as I honestly have no desire to put together this earthquake report. Honest truth. If it's a non-negotiable duty, I might not be around as SoIA for too much longer.

The game really comes to a standstill when there's no one to keep time. And although we definitely need a GM, I'm sorry... I didn't sign up to be that guy.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 16, 2014, 12:08:24 am
I mean, I have very little authority on coming out, but when I make the full leap, I don't think I'll want to do it in a costume where people might get confused. "Are you actually gay, or are you just dressing up as a gay character?"

Best of luck however you do it, but... I want to be 100% me when I let people know. I understand what you're going for, but I feel like, for me, it might complicate things.
89  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: September 15, 2014, 10:57:41 pm
Ipsos: 38/31/23. PPM: Trudeau 42 Harper 35 Mulcair 23. Harper leads on economic management (44/31/26) and foreign policy (42/32/26) while Trudeau leads on vision (40/35/25) and trust (37/33/30).

Tax cuts may come sooner than expected.

How can anyone claim that Trudeau has vision? Sigh.
90  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of this Video as a Classroom Resource on: September 15, 2014, 09:08:35 am
I'm in an education program that's preparing me to teach kids from kindergarten to grade six. My prof just encouraged me to use this video as a resource in science class.

Obviously I have some biases, but I feel like kids don't have the ability to think critically about a video like this one. On its own, to me, it might as well be a tool for indoctrination. Obviously there are steps that kids and their families can take to reduce their ecological footprints, but do we really need the commentary about Bush's reaction to 9/11 or a comment on wages at Wal-Mart?

What are your thoughts?
91  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 20 on: September 14, 2014, 11:32:19 pm
Disagree. Not a critical issue.
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 14, 2014, 09:45:12 pm
Cheesy




... Does anyone know how to remove hickeys?
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Internal Affairs on: September 14, 2014, 07:51:59 pm
Thank you, this has been seen. I will get you something formal by tomorrow night.
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 14, 2014, 04:29:01 pm
So, stuff happened.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 13, 2014, 09:56:43 am
Hagrid, your best friend was in love with you???

Good luck Hagrid, stay strong!

Yeah, and I thought I was in love with her too... until it was real. Something I clung to, I guess.

EDIT: Okay, I'm getting all sorts of PMs from people who are concerned about me, so I'm clarifying, lol. Sheesh, this is complicated. Tongue

I said I pushed away one of my best friends last night. I'm probably being dramatic, but yeah. I was an idiot last night. That being said, this friend is not the girl I mentioned being in love with. The girl is still one of my best friends as well, but now that her feelings for me are out in the open, I'm not really interested. Part of me wonders if I'm not bi at all and just clung to the idea of liking her because it "made sense."

ANYWAY, I still need to figure out a bunch of sh-t with her, and in the meantime I have a date with a guy on Saturday. It's not really "cheating" on the girl because I told her I can't be in a relationship with her and that I'm trying to figure stuff out. She's hundreds of miles away, so we never actually became an item.

I don't know if that's any clearer, lol. But yeah. I never realized I was "in demand." It's weird.

So, if I understood, 3 persons (2 girls and 1 boy) are in love with you?  One of them is your best friend. You like her as a friend but nothing more.
Seriously, you did nothing wrong with her. No need to feel guilty because of that!

And then, saturday, you will have a date with a boy. Will you have a date with the other girl too?

You're not sure you're bi? What would be your sexual orientation? Gay (you thought during a long time you were attracted by girls, but finally, you like dudes much more) or straigth? (the boy, you really like him, but finally you realize you're not in love with him?).

Can't wait for the saturday message after the date Tongue.

But really Hagrid, good luck, it appears that's not a good period for you. But you will survive!



1 boy I have a date with
1 guy who is a good friend who I pushed away
1 girl who is a good friend, has a crush on me, and I thought I liked

If I'm not bi, I'm gay. I've known I like guys for years. It's easy to trick yourself into thinking you like girls too when you still get crushes on them, but I'm starting to think I just wanted to have crushes on them because being bi would be easier for me to accept.

That being said, I still don't know for sure.

I can't go on a date with the girl because she's in Cincinnati and I'm in Ontario. I did sort of do something wrong with her though, because she doesn't know I like guys and I also told her I like her as well. I mean, I thought I did, but now every time I get a text from her I just get turned off. I have since told her that I can't be in a relationship right now and that I'm "struggling with some things." I need to tell her the truth very soon.

So complicated.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Post Dissolution Elections: October 2012 on: September 12, 2014, 05:59:55 pm
JBrase
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 12, 2014, 04:46:00 pm
Hagrid, your best friend was in love with you???

Good luck Hagrid, stay strong!

Yeah, and I thought I was in love with her too... until it was real. Something I clung to, I guess.

EDIT: Okay, I'm getting all sorts of PMs from people who are concerned about me, so I'm clarifying, lol. Sheesh, this is complicated. Tongue

I said I pushed away one of my best friends last night. I'm probably being dramatic, but yeah. I was an idiot last night. That being said, this friend is not the girl I mentioned being in love with. The girl is still one of my best friends as well, but now that her feelings for me are out in the open, I'm not really interested. Part of me wonders if I'm not bi at all and just clung to the idea of liking her because it "made sense."

ANYWAY, I still need to figure out a bunch of sh-t with her, and in the meantime I have a date with a guy on Saturday. It's not really "cheating" on the girl because I told her I can't be in a relationship with her and that I'm trying to figure stuff out. She's hundreds of miles away, so we never actually became an item.

I don't know if that's any clearer, lol. But yeah. I never realized I was "in demand." It's weird.
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Internal Affairs: LOA on: September 12, 2014, 10:55:48 am
Consider me back, I suppose.
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Post Dissolution Elections: June 2012 on: September 12, 2014, 10:55:10 am
Long before my time, but I imagine that I would have voted for Clarence. Anyhow, what happened to Napoleon?

There are two reasons why we had what was effectively a two-party system for over a year following Napoleon's presidency. The first is that Griffin is the game's most effective political organizer since bgwah's heyday as JCP Chair. The second is that Napoleon's toxic personality burnt a hole straight through the center-left. While Napoleon was extremely skilled at whipping votes, he was so incapable of dealing with his more active allies that he alienated them one by one - Cincinnatus, Oakvale, myself, Scott, etc.

Many people argue that the game inevitably gravitates toward two dominant parties, one representing the left and the other the right. I disagree - and I think we've been drifting away from two-party dominance for months - but even for those who subscribe to this view, Labor's ascension and the collapse of the Liberals requires an explanation.

Of course Napoleon's presidency was an entertaining (albeit frustrating) time for those of us in the Senate, and working with the anti-administration coalition during the winter of 2012-2013 might be the most fun I've had in Atlasia.

It was actually fantastic.
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How much money would you need to call yourself rich? on: September 12, 2014, 10:46:49 am
$200,000+
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