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  1. pen received reputation from xeph in General Discussion   
    On the one hand, I caved in and did overtime since we only had one closer on staff tonight.
    On the other hand...
     
  2. pen received reputation from xeph in General Discussion   
    On the one hand, I caved in and did overtime since we only had one closer on staff tonight.
    On the other hand...
     
  3. pen received reputation from Lucas in General Discussion   
    I'm currently at my workplace breakroom on my day off mooching off their AC and power. I even got a free meal out of it! Refusing to do overtime though. It is still my day off. 
  4. pen received reputation from xeph in General Discussion   
    On the one hand, I caved in and did overtime since we only had one closer on staff tonight.
    On the other hand...
     
  5. pen gave reputation to American_Idiot in General Discussion   
    I forgot to update here since the storm was over as of yesterday morning. I fared just fine. My house somehow never lost power despite getting about 90-100 mph wind gusts. Many trees and power lines are down all over the area and 75% of Florida as a whole has no power.
    Spoke to pen yesterday and unfortunately he still does not have any power at his place up near Orlando. However, he's ok. Just dying of boredom and dealing with having no a/c isn't exactly the most comfortable as you could expect when it's in the 90's and at 100% humidity. Hopefully he gets his power back very soon.
  6. pen gave reputation to ChosenOne in MM2017 Round 3, Set 4: Metallica vs. Skillet   
    This should be the round where we collectively say good riddance to Metallica. No way is their album better than Unleashed or even a better band than Skillet 
  7. pen gave reputation to American_Idiot in General Discussion   
    I guess this is becoming an annual thing as this is the third year in a row I'm posting about a hurricane hitting my area. People have been going nuts preparing for Irma and stores were out of water, bread, chips, etc for the last week. Lines at gas stations have been at times 2-3 hour waits and most don't have gas anymore. I have shutters up on my house, filled up a bunch of containers with water, and have enough peanut butter and jelly for a week or two 
    This storm is a freaking monster as just about everyone in Florida will get a chance of hurricane force winds and it's expected to hit as a Category 5 with wind gusts over 190 mph. That's over 21 million people affected. The forecast track has been changing every few hours as it was supposed to go east of the East Coast two days ago, but now is expected to hit the Middle Keys and then go to the SW Coast where Naples and Fort Myers are before going north up the state. For where I live, they were saying we'd get 130 mph winds this morning, but has now gone down to 80-90 mph. A massive difference.
    Things can change at anytime before it makes landfall very early Sunday morning. If any of you are also in Florida, please stay safe and I hope you took the proper precautions for what could be a devastating situation for millions. 
  8. pen received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    At first I was like "What is?" and then I was like "God dammit."
  9. pen received reputation from Ruiner in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    At first I was like "What is?" and then I was like "God dammit."
  10. pen received reputation from Lucas in General Discussion   
    Congratulations, that is huge. I'm super happy for you.
    It's strange for me to think that I was here when this all started and now I hope for you that it's finally reached the end. 
  11. pen gave reputation to Lucas in General Discussion   
    I haven't posted about it in a long time as it has been consuming my life the last several months and thus why I was not on here much since the fall. But I finally won full custody of my girls today. I'm pretty humbled by it finally being ruled in my favor. 
  12. pen received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 2, Set 7: Skillet vs. Holy White Hounds   
    Everyone who voted for Skillet will pay for their transgression.
  13. pen received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 2, Set 1: Flaw vs. Out Came The Wolves   
  14. pen received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 2, Set 6: Good Charlotte vs. Through Fire   
    Actually going to vote for Through Fire as they've grown on me a lot over time. I have respect for Good Charlotte, but ultimately musically I favor Through Fire's sound.
  15. pen received reputation from NinjaNick101 in It's That Time Again...   
    (death glare)
  16. pen received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 2, Set 7: Skillet vs. Holy White Hounds   
    Everyone who voted for Skillet will pay for their transgression.
  17. pen gave reputation to NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 2, Set 8: Night Verses vs. From Ashes To New   
    I chose Night Verses.
  18. pen received reputation from Mike in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    I make a nice thread for Marvel TV and this is the shit I get.
  19. pen gave reputation to RainbowDragon in 12 Stones - 'Picture Perfect'   
    Who produced this magnum opus ? Can they even afford a decent producer ?
  20. pen received reputation from American_Idiot in MM2017 Round 2, Set 3: The Devil Wears Prada vs. Descendents   
    Voting for Descendants because they're the band I can tolerate.
  21. pen gave reputation to Green Baron in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    probably because they realized it's not going to be good
    (yeah, I didn't like Young and Menace - or Champion, for that matter, but I'd have to say that's the better of the two)
  22. pen gave reputation to Omar in 10 years new album   
    The guys are one of the bands who would complain about the "machine" holding them back yet they haven't gotten close to the quality of their three major label albums. That was an amazing three album run. 
  23. pen gave reputation to Ruiner in Got (Gaming) News   
    I'm not mad about it or anything, it was a memorable experience. The bulk of the fun doesn't seem to be in the confrontations, but in the suspense of exploring and scavenging not knowing when one might happen. It's a really terrific atmosphere, with no music, only the sounds of bullets being fired in the distance or artillery drops from above, along with your own footsteps. 
    It definitely seems like it'd be more fun with a team, though, from watching the AH crew's videos. 
  24. pen gave reputation to Vigo in Help me create the ULTIMATE TUNELAB PLAYLIST   
    Because @Mike first declared the forum dead seven years ago obviously.
  25. pen received reputation from Lucas in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I have mixed feelings on the current conversation as I talked with my mom about this a little while ago and she feels suicide is a cowardly act, but I think that's because we're used to seeing suicide in terms of people using it as an out or an escape instead of finding the help they need.
    But if there's someone who is being helped or trying to get help who just reaches a point where the depression is so crippling that they believe fully that suicide is the only solution for themselves, or worse, for their loved ones... what then? How do you help that? I've been low before but I can't imagine ever feeling that low.
    I think it's also that whenever we lose someone we care about, one of the steps of grieving is passing the blame, and in the case of suicide, there's really only so many people who can be blamed. It's easy to think that if someone only thought of the people who loved them, that they'd change their mind, but you guys are right in that it doesn't work that way.
    I dunno, it's such a complex issue. And it's a shame we'll never really know why Chester or Chris killed themselves. Their families and bandmates will never get that closure. Their fans will never understand the reasons why. Head isn't wrong when he talks about setting examples and people who turned to Linkin Park to ease their own depressions may be disheartened by Chester losing the fight.
    Honestly, the whole thing just makes me upset. I remember Linkin Park was the band that really sold me on heavier music. Up until Linkin Park, I was listening mainly to bands that crossed over on pop stations or the odd rock band I'd hear at my high school, but I never listened to Korn or Godsmack or Slipknot and never considered them until Linkin Park became a gateway for me to that world.
    I still remember hearing Crawling for the first time, walking to the TV to watch the video, and scrambling to the internet to figure out what the hell I just witnessed. Linkin Park will always be one of my favorite bands and I only hope that the remaining band members find some way to carry on, as monumentally difficult as I'm sure it will be.