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Scampi

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  1. It's been a while since I was last here. In that time, I put together a bunch of gmod animations in the style of the 2008-2012 classics. It's pretty great to call yourself a machinima maker! Here's a short one for you to enjoy:
  2. I forgot I had an account here. I forget many things. Now I am back! I think.
  3. 1. Primary Weapon: Any reliable semi-automatic or automatic rifle for the .223 Remington cartridge. This cartridge is quite common, and very similar is size to the 5.56 NATO one as well. Maybe my gun could fire both? The goal here is to have plenty of ammo. 2. Secondary Weapons: Titanium Crowbar. Excellent for crushing skulls, breaking open doors, tearing down barricades and swatting head-crabs out of the air. Multi-use! In addition, I'd have some sort of lightweight pistol with a high magazine capacity as a back up. 3. Stronghold: A cottage in Muskoka. The place would be reinforced, but disguised to look as wrecked and abandoned as possible. The lakes in the Muskoka region would provide easy transport to loot other cottages, a place fish for food, somewhere where I'd be untouchable by the zombie horde and a source of freshwater (filtration needed, of course). And in the forests behind me, there are plenty of animals to trap and hunt. Also, the place is beautiful. 4. Vehicle: I'd have a canoe and a bicycle. Both are lightweight, quiet, man-portable systems of transport that are easy to maintain and independent of fuel. 5. Outfit: Standard utilitarian outdoor wear. Changes depending on season, obviously. One defining feature, however, would be duck tape reinforcements around the collar and shoulders, forearms, and shins. These seem to be the places where zombies bite most often, so a simple, lightweight, bite-resistant armour right there would be perfect. 6. Companion: Best friend. 7. Battle Music: The DOOM Soundtrack. 8. 3 Additional Supplies: My bug-out back, stuff to maintain my equipment, MREs, etc. Standard survival gear. I'd also bring some good science fiction novels.
  4. I can make the models... in Google Sketchup. Is there a particular file type you want the models in, because maybe sketchup will export it.
  5. 3D modelling is an excellent way to spend your time! I wish you good skill in the days to come.
  6. Live life in reverse in reverse, so that to the people living in reverse I am the one living in reverse. What would you do if you found large machine gun in your garage, with no memory of putting it there but all evidence appearing otherwise?
  7. I must say, within the last few months I seem to have been doing the opposite of everyone else: enjoying TF2 more. Really, I still love this game to bits! I hear all this talk of horribly unbalanced weapons, hackers abound, toxic groups of people and all manner of issues. But... I don't think I really suffer from any of it. I find the weapons to be OK at the moment. There are some weapons I think are truly useless, and would love to see rebuilt, but I have never recently been prevented from having an enjoyable experience or winning by a single weapon. Not since the Tough Break Phlog, but that's fine now. If I find someone is using a certain weapon well, I can always just counter it and everything works. About hackers, I see very few. When they are present, it's fun to watch them run about twitching madly, their chat slaved to advertise lmaobox, until they are quickly vote-kicked. And if they somehow stay, I just switch servers, no problem. And the toxic community? I find more that often than not, it is barely an issue worth noting. Someone spams lenny in the chat? I don't care, I hardly even read the chat. Someone says 'get rekt' after they kill me? Why on Earth should that matter to me? I have never gotten into a real argument or negative conversation with anyone in TF2. Just yesterday, someone humorously gave me a 'lap dance' as I was sitting in my Relaxo chair in the vents on turbine. We started talking and now we're friends. This sort of thing happens to me all the time, and I ONLY play valve servers. It can't just be good luck. Now, TF2 does have issues, but none of them are game breaking at all, at least to me. TF2 needs a spring cleaning update that focuses solely bug, UI, animation, and other types of inconsistencies and errors, as well as better optimization. And it does bug me how many cosmetic items break the art style (If I were to make one update, I'd end up putting Halloween restrictions on most cosmetics). But these issues don't prevent me from playing TF2 and having a blast while doing so. I still think this game is amazing, and it will take a lot more than what I've seen so far to dissuade me.
  8. I don't know where else to post this. I need help identifying a movie I watched in my childhood. I can only remember fragments: - It was sort of a sci-fi, I think. Had some funny moments too, if i can remember. - There was a scene where the hero and his companion were in a room filled with dynamite and the fuse was lit. They just barely escape. - There was a scene where a bunch of people were trying to enter a secret base and had to pass through a gate that would disintegrate you. They do something to it and the gate appears to be disabled. They test it by all stepping through at once, and someone suggests they should have just tested it by throwing something. - Once inside the base, they discover the mad scientist has long since died. This base was huge and had some sort of production line. - Something involving giant robots. - Super heroes? Maybe? - I was young when I saw it, so it must have been pg-13 or E rated or something. I will not let this fade into the abyss of my memory! Help!
  9. Let the adventures begin!
  10. On the PC, the forum runs flawlessly, but is quite difficult to use on my mobile. Whenever I'm on here, there is a grey banner stating how they (Ross?) have to inform me about my consenting to cookies or something. This banner occupies a large portion of the screen, and clicking the " I understand" checkbox is supposed to make it go away. Tapping on it reloads the page, but the banner re-appears seconds later. As well, I am logged out every time I move around between topics. Are these known problems? How can I solve them?
  11. Scampi

    Q & A Thread

    My house is about average room temperature, but the basement is nice and cold. Sometimes my fingers get so chilled and slow it affects my gaming ability. Do you more frequently prefer colder or warmer temperatures?
  12. Perhaps there should be a thread dedicated to hosting and continuing extended arguments from other ones. It would be better than PMs. Someplace where the disagreeing parties can continue their argument, while still allowing others to join in and view the spectacle. Like a gladiatorial arena, but free-to-play! It would not only keep topics such as this one free from the leftover trenches and barbed wire, but it might even allow disagreements that would otherwise have been halted early for the sake of peace to run their full course. Alternatively, it could serve as a dumping ground for out-of place arguments cut-and-pasted by staff out of important topics.
  13. You must find a metal wire and coil it. I have the motor and wiring from an old angle grinder. What could I use it for?
  14. My advice? 10 minutes with a saw will save you 30 with a shovel. http://www.teamfortress.com/tf04_blood_in_the_water/#f=66 I just woke up. This fleshy thing covered with finger-like appendages and a tail was on my face. Now my chest hurts. Is this okay?
  15. I had a particularly disturbing dream last night. I'm in large dining hall, eating at a long table with about fifty or so other people I don't recognize. It's probably for some sort of event, as most of the people seem to know each other and are talking. At one end of the room is a buffet table, and at the other end is a set of double doors. My attention is drawn to those doors, and eventually they open. The Postal Dude is standing in the doorway, holding a rifle. This guy is from Postal 2. Not a nice guy. Anyway, he fires a few rounds into the air, and everyone looks towards him and screams. The hall erupts into a panic as he fires indiscriminately into the crowd. I don't get a a chance look at the carnage he's causing (fortunately), as I clutch my chest and fall over soon after the shots start. I'm not actually hit, but my plan is to play dead and wait it out. Once the shots end, distant yelling can be heard, (possibly those who escaped in the stampede) but the main dining room is now quiet. I hear the Postal Dude pacing around, muttering incoherently. I hear his footsteps stop next to me. I crack my eyes open a tiny bit and see the monster standing over-top of me, his pistol pointed directly at my head. Somehow this is not at all surprising to me, like I knew this whole thing was going to happen and lead up to this. He grins and pulls the trigger. This is the point where most dreams end, but not mine. I first heard the gunshot, loud as you'd expect it to be. Then my vision cut out, my ears started ringing and I felt like I was falling into an infinite black void (like beneath the bedrock in Minecraft). My forehead, where the bullet entered, felt... off. No pain, but just incredibly uncomfortable. Like that feeling you get when a doctor is operating on you with local anesthetic. As I fell into the void, I waited for it to end, but I just kept falling. I fell for what seemed like ages, trying to move and feel anything at all. I considered the possibility that it was a dream, but I thought that was too unlikely, as I most likely would've woken up when I was killed. At that moment I fully realized the possibility that I would be condemned to this fate. That was enough to wake me up. This is probably the most terrifying situation I have ever faced in a dream. And I'm really not sure what brought it on, as these last few days have been pretty peachy so far. Hopefully the next few dreams won't be nearly as disconcerting!
  16. It's untethered! Atlas's umbilical cord has been cut! He even exits the 'womb' of Boston Dynamics...
  17. Scampi

    Vent

    I'm a senior member of the school robotics team. This year, last year and the year before, I near single-handedly built the robot used for the main competition event (it performed decently well) we participate in. It's a pretty proud moment for me to know that I can accomplish so much in this specific regard. I've gained quite a reputation because of this, I frequently 'mentor' other students and can pretty much help them with anything. They call me Tony Stark. Again, this is great. But what I want in addition to this is an equal in my field to work beside. Someone who doesn't look up to me, but looks horizontally. So far, little success. It's a fairly large school, surely someone there besides me has 'the knack', right? In my school, I'm an anomaly. I love it, and I hate it. Well, at least I'm in no danger of being evicted from my throne; and my sentry gun isn't even activated! And not only that, our Robotics club is dying. Limited funds, limited volunteer interest and extremely limited student interest are an ever-present counter to our growth and success. I can say for sure that without my presence, or the addition of someone like me, we would collapse. Many other schools of comparable population and funding have personnel, and equipment in quantity and quality that we can't hold a candle to. Some teams like this are even younger than we are. We are being held back by a waning interest in robotics and technology in the student and teacher body. Goddamn, even most of the people who want to be engineers can't even show up. They either 'don't have the time to break from studying', or they only see engineering as a way to convert their high math marks into high salaries. Even outside of the robotics team, I see this in the technological design and robotics tech classes. No one wants to build anything.
  18. Yesterday my hip joint finally crapped out. One pop and now it feels as if it's rattling about with every step. It's acted up in the past, but this is just unacceptable. To add injury to injury, I probably have a very slight case of boxer's fracture. Well, anyway... Pain is weakness leaving the body!
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