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Destined to be trial for ever?

Earlier, as I was scouring the forums, an intresting question was posed by one of the new trials who asked about the 3 person referral rule. For those who don't know, it's a rule that requires a trial member to refer at least 3 members (who then become trial members themeseves) before they can become a full member. Don't think of it as a set rule tohugh but think of it as the main way. Its possible to surpass this just by being a really good member, helpful and all that. In many ways it's easy to think of this a earning a qualification, with the alternative working hard and making your way up to the top that way instead of getting a degree.   Regardless, this got me thinking, why do some trials move faster than others? At last count , there are over 120 trialsfrom all the games. A quick look suggests 5% have not visited the forum for some time and so are unlikely to progress in the near future, a further 10-15% have been trial for some time and are very much activite members of the community, and the rest are new; whether they will make it I do not wish to speculate.   And so I've been turning this thought over and over, and alas, at 2 in the morning I come to a rather pragmatic (and perhaps contrevesal) conclusion in that pehaps some people are perhaps simply destined to be trial for ever, least till they change. I do not write this as a hard and fast rule, and nor I am sugesting it applies to anyone in particular. What I am making instead is some broad, general, statements based on my views which I concedde may not be perfect, and at no point am I suggesting this be taken seriously.   What I propose then is there are 4 'types' of trials, Type A, Type B, Type Cand Type D   Type A and B may be seen as the bad and the ugly   Type A   Now type A is the bad type, the type that wants to 'clean up' the server so to speak. Now it's good to help the server, but less so when you take the law into your own hands. And so these people play on the servers, and get sick of the trouble makers. They join with good intentions, but when they get the 'power' they realise what they can do and start abusing their power. They realise they are in a postion of power, and kinda forget their places and so are quite ready to dish out punishment snd get into fights with other admins when disciplined , in a sort of 'why shoulden't I ?' sttitude. These sort of people get demoted or kicked out usally   Type B   Type B is ugly; they aren't bad but expect a bit more than they should. They play the server , enjoy it , stay there and become a regular, and don't cause hassle. After a while, it sorta clicks how long they been playimg , and start thinking to themselves they could make it into the clan, and so apply but without the intention really to do much but earn the badge, a 'badge-hunter' so to speak. And so they apply, check into the forums now and then to see how they're doing, maybe have a poke around the forums for a bit, but not do much preffering to just play the game. Then they get into trial, and pretty much go 'K thx bye' . They get the trial status, and sorta learn they can patrol the servers a bit, so mute annoying people, kick mortar humpers but don't really have the intention of doing much else . Later on it sorta clicks how long they been a trial and so they start wondering why they aren't full member yet without really understanding why. And so they start asking, but when told what they have to do they kinda resent the extra effort and so just stay wher they are, or try but give up if they feel there's no quick reward soon   Now Type C and D are the 'good' type, and could be seen to be the flip side of A and B.   Type C   Type C is intresting, in that they help the clan, and yet it's more for their own means than anything else. So they join the clan , not for the badge but rather because they have friends in the clan and wish to be in the smae 'club' so to speak. So they see Player X is in the clan, and aspire to be at the same level, to make themselve equal almost. So they apply, get trial. Thats part one done. Now they want to be full member, so they start looking for ways to help, and they help but once they've helped enough their level of effort starts to go down once they reach the same effort, or are comfortable with the level they are (for example if their friend is a co-leader or higher, and they feel its too much of an effort to get that far). And so these people are helpful , and do contribute to the clan, but it's more their own lesuirly pace than anything   Type D   Type D is the best, insofar that they become great people without even realising it. You ever notice that if you really enjoy something you will put effort and time into it without even notcing your doing so? That's what these people are like. They join the clan not for the badge, but because they honestly want to help and coulden't really care bout the badge, and rather see it as a means to an end. They help on the server in ways they can without a need for a badge, such as anwsering queries like 'How do I change my name?' and get satisifaction from helping people (the neeed for praise is not really needed). These people then are either recommended or join because they think they can help further, and like Type B potter around the forums, but unlike Type B , poke where they think they can help like the 'Hekp' or 'Suggestion' section. They get accepted, and continue working, but they operate at a point where they dont notice they are working great. So these people don't even think about the 3 person referral rule , they just refer people naturally. They patrol the servers and don't think bout the reward, they just like helping out, and it's a pleasent suprise when they get promoted, but it's not going to change them. I don't suggest people work towards a reward, because I 've yet to meet a co-leader or leader who is co-leader or leader just because they want to be one. The leaders here didnt go asking 'oh make me leader' , they were made leaders without them really thinking bout it     As I suggested this is just an opion of mine. And whilst they reflect my opions, in no way do they reflect that of the clan's. Everyone has a different reason for joining, and whatever it is, so long as it's not malovelent, it should not stop you joing

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Wrong Side of the Tracks - With 75% less spoilers than the IGN review

The Rock - great actor. Ok so a few of his films - The Tooth Fairy, The Rundown - sucked, but only because the whole film sucked itself. I havent seen either See no Evil or 12 Rounds , but im pretty sure John Cena and Kane make pretty good actors too. Wrong Side of the Tracks has not one, not two but three wrestlers - Batista, RVD and Big Daddy V (Plus someone who looks like the Big Show with a really long goatee).   The plot, thus, is as follows. A new guy moves into the neighbour and introduces himself to Bobby (RVD) and his wife. Presumbly after having been rejected by all the other neighbours, he asks to borrow a hammer and thus begins a wonderful relationship culiminating in new guy and his wife inviting bobby and his wife out to a nightclub owned by one of the new guys clients (job not explained). Bobby, presumbly with some form of forsight, obvioulsy harbours some judgment and tries to kindly back out but is forced into the arragment by his soon-to-regret-this wife.   Skip a few hours ahead and they're at the nightclub sampling the delicious food. Meanwhile the owner of the club is off to a buisnees dealing, leaving his bro behind in charge. Naturally , hes a coke fiend and promplty snorts some . Some time later hes showing his moves on the dnacefloor when he spots bobbys wife coming out of the ladies loo. Despite being at least 20 years older than all the rest of the female patrons, he finds her irresitable and drags her to his office for some raping. when new guys wife comes back from the ladies and sees bobbys wife is missing, bobby immiedtly senses danger and goes hunting. Upon the sound of some raping, he barges pass some patrons who seem to be deaf to the sound of raping and immidtly saves his wife . Sadly , the dispostionedd male is none too happy at his falling erection and tries to kill Bobby only to trip and stab himself (oops) . Thus begins a tale of revenge as the owner seeks to avenge his brothers death by placing a 100G boutny on bobbys head.   If you were expecting bastia bombs and five star frogsplashes as i were , youd be dissapointed. However, Batista - who only shows up part way through the film, and from then on as a deus ex machina - does shoot someone in the head, which i hope you agree would be a more effective finishing manovuever (if ever he resumes his wrestling career) .   However, fear not, there is still plently to enjoy , such as the free boob shot. Ok, so theres a lot left to be desired - rvd often leaves his victims alive as opposed to punishing them like ,well, the punisher-meaning they have plenty of chance to come back and annnoy him later on - and the gangsters do seem to have even poorer aiming than rambos would be killers , plus there are a few contunity errors - but when he kicks ass boy does he kick ass. He may have been shot in the leg , but thats not going to stop him sweeping the bad guys.Fights set to some form of explosive music are ten a penny these days - Kick-Ass, Stormbreaker, and so it takes something special to stand out, and seeing batista pwning a black ninja is surley one of them   With several explosive plot twists and kick-ass acting to boot - specially from rvds daughter who seems to have a degree in arrgonace - you wont be dissapointed by this film. The director, David DeFalco, has made several filmsin the past, including the notorious Chaos, whos nipple-slicing-n-forcefeeding- scene ensures its status amongst Murder Set Pieces and the August Underground series as a film only the truest horror buff (or sicko buff ) will stand to watch. With Wrong side of the tracks though, one can only presume he's on his way out of obscurity and onto Hollywood Fame   Bravo sir , bravo   Score 8.5/10   Pros Kick ass fight scenes RVD is a wonderful actor The girls are hawt   Boos You just which hed let loose with that uzi and save society (and himself) some trouble That black ninja was so weak. WEAK i say

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Let's Duel! Part 2

Cuurently its   Dare 4000 points | Medic 3500 points   Medic attacks with AAROP 2 but Dare reveals BRAIN CONTROL.     Dare takes control of AAROPS and uses it to destroy CALDASGSM   Medic places one card facedown and ends his turn   Dare plays RAIGEKI and HARPIE'S FEATHER DUSTER     He then reveals his face-down card - MONSTER REBORN to bring back KANE     Dare attacks Medic's lifepoints directly. Dare then places one card face down to end his turn.     Dare 3200 points | Medic 800 points

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Let's Duel! Part 1

Having almost completed all five seasons of the orignal series, I now feel qualified enough to play Yu-Gi-Oh. Let's Duel!   Medic summons ACKMEY (1750 ATK/1500 DEF) and places one card face down     Daredevil summons U2 (1500 ATK/500DEF) in defense mode and places one card face down   Dare 4000 points | Medic 4000 points Medic sacrafices ACKMEY to summon CALDASGSM (2000 ATK/1500 DEF) and plays STOP DEFENCE   [   Medic attacks Dare ,sending U2 to the graveyard. Medic incures 500 points of direct damage. Dare loses 500 points, but regains 500 points too owning to the effects of U2.   However, Medic special summons AAROP2 (2500 ATK/2000 DEF) to the field   [     Daredevil sacrifices one monster in his hand to the graveyard and summons KANE(2200 ATK/ 2000 DEF). Medic removes one card from his deck. Dare then places another card facedown.     Dare attacks CALDASGSM with KANE. Medic though flips over his face down card and reveals MIRROR FORCE     Dare 4000 points | Medic 3500 points   Now, Im nearing the end of my image limit, so onto part 2!

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The Bell tolls in 9 days - A tribute to a goregous Polish Girl

In 9 days time ...less than 216 hours...Baska will be gone. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it saddens me to have to the type words most of hope we'd never see. Baska will be gone. As Winnie the Pooh would say '“If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there foreverâ€. To those who know her, they know we cannot help but love her. To her many admirers and lovers , she will be the eternal sun to admire , too far to touch, a golden dream that will remain forever nothing more than. To her many friends, she wil always be the final piece of the missing puzzle - wanted, and uncomplete without. And to those she has slain , never a more beautifal face has death took. Although i admit it is premature to annouce the fall of a goddess, i feel it only prudent to allow you to treasure what remaining time you may have. Take as many screenshots as you can boys and girls, cos she wont be around forever .   adieu my darling x

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And so cometh the end of the decade - My top 10 F|A Moments

10 years, blimey theyve gone quick havent they? And what a 10 years it has been. From the fear of the millenium bug, to the fear of the death of stand-alone pc games (online gaming aure has come a long way from LAN parties) , to the acceptance of global warming as fact ,the final harry potter book and the death of MJ. Go round the net and you can find several blogs and journal articles on what people belive have been the definig moments of the noughties. for me , i dont think i could do justice if i limited myself to picking out moments from the cultrue, and besides you dont want to read more of the same. nor do you want ot read about me , so i will be picking a more different route and going for   Top ten F|A moments   These are by no means in order, and by no means will i include 'birth of F|A' as that is a givern - without it, i wouldent be writing this after all '     10) The Deathbringer cometh ...and goes (changing his age several times along the way)   (Profile)   Really, this guy goes down in the halls of fame in a fiery ball he struck himself. Although long since gone, his threads and posts remain much loved for the quotes they inspired such as   1. Yes I (Daredevil) is racist. Now go to Obama and tell him daredevil is racist or you can law suit on me.   and dare is after mexicans then polish ppl...hes the new mexicutioner...thats why now i only play undercover,last time he said something about "going after the tacos"...     9) Lock up your girls - Maj Winters is coming down town (and he is rather allergic to girls)   (Profile)   id love for any of you to see me in person ill f***in break all your noises and bury you in a ditch.   He may have only lasted one thread , but what a thread. Whilst commiting sucide can be rather easy, turning it into an art is not. Maj did not so much fall down the wellshaft as bury the president in it and shit on the corpse . Perhaps still the only man to have threatened physical violence and insult both Fem and Baska in one thread, the thought of a cage fight between him and joe alas still remains that   Fuk that shit, next time I m in Vegas i ll pm you to meet so I can kick your little girly ass.   And speaking of Baska...     8) Few have sexier voices than Baska (and fewer still admin abuser like her )   (Profile)   Mmm..people know im useless on vent. Which is a shame because Xfire is a btard and Vista and PB have finally manged what theyve been trying for several months and have killed my ET experience dead. As such my only method of communciation for most is the forum and who reads my essays But going back to the topic on the hand, a top moment must be plucking up my lil' courage and speaking to Baska on vent for the first time. Worth it for the sexy voice, worth it even more just to talk to the little pumpkin   7) NQ arrives guns blazing..and runs out of ammo a few months later   (Profile)   Boy did it take its sweet time coming , but boy what fun it was when it did. Unlimited ammo, unlimted charge bar. Lots of bots. What else could you want? Well alright, there were also some sweet vsays. Sady, this is no longer true of it, but the memories wil always been in the hearts of thos who live with their rose-tinted specs on     6) KYN   He took a short-break     5) Forums go IPB   Ok so its costing Dare a packet and not enough people donate. Lets not dwell on the guilytness, and instead unshamefully revel in the glory of IPB - blogs, skins, profiles .etc     4) Pepe and a bed of money   (Profile)   At this point im listening to Foo Fighters 'My Hero' . People know i go sentimental sometimes. Boy i have a lot of people i like and love on this server. Why Pepe is here and other people (appart from Baska of course ) isint becausse of the goldrush incident. Never has there been more a humbling expereince in recent memory. Check my past blog (do love pointless advertising) for more info!     3) Living ..breathing ETPUB   Before NQ came , i was an ETPUB lover. No doubt, ETPUB will be where i truly wasted most of hours, getting to know Mex, Childsplay, Ackmey and the others, and just how abusive Milli can be...     2) Becoming a forum mod   You may not know this, but i am a forum mod. Maybe its a bit selfish of me to choose this as a top ten moment, but for me it was a very nice day. I do seem to spend more tiem on these forums than in-game, and many a time i wanted to move thread,merge or even close. And now i can. Withen reason of course     1)The whole =F|A= Experience   Oh why not. It would be just plain wrong to say it hasent been a blast. I will always vbe amused at how quickly F|A has risen to the top, and i will always be delgihted with the njew friends i made here - Skull , Tonka , Valk etc     So thats it, my top ten moments. Perhaps not the best moments ever, but sure as hell they are for me. I hope you too have had a great 10 years, not just F|A years, and hope to see you on the other side of new years   Peace all

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Team F2 vs Team Medic - Who will survive????!

You may have seen this thread or more specifically   vs   .     Why if this were wrestling...     Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully _ _ _ _   RING RING   The bell ends and the match begins. Its flow vs Nik. Flow goes for a few punches but the younger Nik dodges easily and ... OH nice leg sweep , and the elbow drop goes in. Its a quick pin but Flow gets out easily . nik goes for the suplex, but flow counters easily ...nice DDT! And flow goes for the tag...its a big splash off the turntable form bandit, but nik survives the pin . bandit goes for the irish whip...but is a nice counter elbow by nik and now both men are down. both sides desperate for their men to get back up...nik is closer to his corner...and HE GETS THE TAG!. Bandit is back up now..but ooh what a viscious headbutt by Skull! And haha hes on the rampage now, knocking team medic clear off the apron. hes going for the moonsault ..but bandit rolls out of the way. i dont think that headbutt was good for bandit..hes clutching his head as gets back up...and ooh dirty illegal attack by F2 sends him back down again ...one more and hes going to findhimself in trouble haha . Skull gets back up... he picks up bandit ..and its a nice suplex by skull. skull is now tauting team medic as he drags bandit back to his corner ... its a succesful tag...and its a nice double dropkick by cimpy and skull. cimpy goes for the pin but somehow bandit manges to kick. surrley he cant last much longer though! irish whip to bandit and its a nice hurricanana by cimpy . and ..is he going to go for it? YES ! A stunning splash and its game over for Bandit   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   Team medic suffer their first lost. Its medic's time in the ring now. The two men are staring each other down. Who will be the first to strike? And its Medic with the first stirke. Its turning into a brawl now but ...ooh a dirty eye rake by medic puts a stop to that and the crowd clearly did not enjoy that! The refs having words...cimpys going bac to this corner..FRESH TAG! And its F2's turn. He takes a quick run at medic , but its a nice toe hole drop my medic as F2's face meets the post haha . Quick chop to the chest as Medic sets up the tag. Medic holds F2 as Sfinx goes in for the drop for a deadly spike piledriver! Sfinx is in charge now as applies the sleeper hold on F2, but F2 is holding out for now ... sfinx lets up and picks up F2 for a nice body slam . Quick pin, but F2 is not defeated that easily! But Sfinx still in charge ...its a great suplex by Sfinx..and another ..AND ANOTHER! . Anoter pin...but Fight quikly stops that. The ref is distracted as the ref talks to Fight..and OH its a horrible low blow by F2 as Sfinx attempts to pick him up. Both men down now! Who will be first? F2 is crawling to his corner..Sfinx is still clutching the family jewels.. and Yoyo gets the tag and its a terrific elbow drop! Yoyo picks up sfinx..belly to belly suplex puts another scupper to Sfinx's momentum. Wait. Another tag? And Yoyo and fight run from opposite ends of the ring ..double elbow drop!And yes..i think Fight is ready for his finisher! How hard did F2 hit him? Lets look at the replay..and oh no he didnt try to rip off his boll*cks did he? Well its all in Fights hand now as he picks up Sfinx. Tombstone piledriver! Another devestating loss for team medic   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   Its become a bit of a disater piece for team medic. Fight taunts as the team lkook at each other to see who will go next. And its navydoc's turn. what will he try. He's squaring up to Fight..haha is he trying to give him a hanshake? Fights not falling for it..he knocks away fights hand...BUT WAIT A MOMENT. STUNNER!!! Oh my gawd i dont think even navys team knew what he was up to. That just came out of nowhere . And Fight is too suprised to kick out   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully     And so Navy draws the first bit of blood for team medic. Nik rushes in ...and is promptly tossed to the mat by a dominating Navy. Navy picks u Nik..and its huge suplex! Skull desperate for a tag...but he aint getting it whilst Navy is in charge ! He picks up Nik...and its a short trip as he drives Nik's head in with an awesome DDT. Quick pin..but Nik gets out. He needs to do something now ! Navy goes for a tag..in comes Saiz for his first piece of meat. Double-suplex! Quick pin ...he's out!   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   So its six v four as skull gets his wish and comes into the ring. Saiz goes for the tag and now its the two monsters of navy and skull as they square each other. its a grapple-fest. who will win?! Skully seems to have the advatnge, but its a nice coversion into a fireman carry slam by navy. He goes for the elbow drop but skulll rolls out of the way. skull is back on his feet. so is navy. BAM! WOW! SPEAR!! Its a quick pin . 1..2..3! Hes out!   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   Flow comes in. Seem they want to rest thunder and gijoe till later. Wait . whats this? F2 gets onto his turnbuckle and skulls seems to be running back to his corenr. he touches f2 ...and its a devasting missile dropkick right into the heart of flow! he runs towards the ropes ....lionsault! 1...2 ..no...kickout. but that dosent seem to be stopping f2....he runs back to the opposite ropes for a flat out headbutt. ouch! he picks up flow ...mr face meet f2s knees...he looks dazed and confused now! and...RKO! 1...2...3! ding-ding and another one for the chopping block   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   Teams are even now as F2 scores his first victory. Thunder rolls in , and boy does he look mean! He charges at F2 ....STO! And thunder is down , i dont think that was the plan folks! And now F2 is ripping off his shirt..haha he does love the crowds apporval! Its another tag as he takes thunder back to his corner...irish whip..3D! Here comes quick a quick pin ..going have to do more than that! Cimpy gets offf...onto the corner and ouch! i dont think moonsualts are meant to finish on an empty mat! Its a quick tag..and now here comes gijoe for his piece of action. Cimpy slows gets up...oh my ! he's got his hands round cimpys throat but cimpy kick to the gut stops that ... he's crouched and looking winded as cimpy runs to the ropes and back..scissor kick! quick pin ..1..2 ..BOO! Medic comes in and stamps on cimpys back to break the pin. the ref is now pushing medic back to his corner ...wait a minute..what are team f2 doing? THEY GOT SOME GAWDDAMM CHAIRS! Joe is back up... team medic trying to get the ref to turn back but it dosent seem to be of avail ..and ooh jow goes back under a hail of chairs. how on earth has the ref not heard that ?!? They clear out the ring now..clear cowards! 1....2...3 no way was that fair!   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   Saizou comes in and hes clearly got some fire in his belly ! Theres some clear smirks on team F2 as cimpy taunts him. Saizou is clearly itching to get his hands round that throat! Quick rush but saizou but dropkick stops that. He tags in yoyo . Saizou gets back up , yoyo runs in , but he ducks under that wicked looking clothesline!Yoyo turns round..SUPERKICK! And yoyo drops down. And saizou is taking no chance as he rams into team f2's corner and clears rthem off! He returns back to the ringside...atomic leg drop! And yoyo is juyt another victim.   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   F2 rushes in. its all even stevens at the moment. and RKO! Boy that was quick! fromn pinning to flat out face plant in absolutey no time! F2 rams into team medic and off they go! Wait a moment ... hes dragging him back to the middle of the ring..hes flipping him over..HES STEALING HIS FINISHER!!! 1...2..3   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   Thundercunt comes in now. And i dont think hes very happy! . Wait...what is skull doing? Hes tapping on the refs shoulder..the ref turns around..and BAM! Cimpy full out clobbers thunders head with that sledgehammer. oh lord we need more refs! F2 goes in for the pin with a smirk . Hes out of it     Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   So its just medic now. all those dirty tricks seems to have equalized the extra men diffrence! What dirty trick have they got up their sleave? They go for the grapple..headbutt! And another ! and a chop leaves medic bouncing off the ropes . irish whip... but is a nice roll by medic ... f2 turns round ...its a quick kick into the gut for a meeting though...PEDIGREE! And a quick pin ..its over the captain!   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   And so here comes skully, the walking slaughterhouse of team f2! he goes for a wuick grapple...hes got medic in a headlock ...but medic escaps ...he grabs skullls legs..hes going for the WALLS OF JERICHO!!! but skuls got the ropes...medic lets him go, butr not withouht help from the ref! Skulll gets up..looks like another grapple fest..but skull goes down to his knees. Looks like hes going for the walls of jericho now! the ref breaks up it again as medic gets the ropes. but wait , wheres cimpy? he seems to have dissapered after that knock off the apron by saizou! skully's still got the refs attention, as medic gets back up. he seems ready to fly off the rops now! but wait theres cimpy! hes appered from under the apron ..and whats that hes holding? OH MY GAWD! A cheap sledgehammer into the blow brings medic crashing down! . Skullys allowed to go now. he bring up medic and .. powerbomb! But i think medic is too distacted to notice what just happend! 1...2...3 . What a dirty, low handed, conniving victory that was   Team Medic   Flow Thundercunt Gijoe Bandit Sfinx saizou medic navydoc   vs   Team F2   Nik00 Fight cimpy Yoyo F2 Skully   _ _ _               TEAM F2 WINS!

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Things ive learnt at Uni...

Ah....if asked to summarise Uni i would say its 50% meeting new people (friend and foe),15% becoming truly independent. 20% partying, 10% learning to shop in thrift stores , and 5% learning bout stuff (irrelevent or not)   Ive met quite a few people (and forgotten a fair few names along the way) , have decided that TV is not that important, found that taxis are best shared with people to split costs and found that bacon is rather more expensive than i wished it were. Still, there are quite a few thing i have learnt over the past few weeks that i have taken rather to heart more so than others , either because of their novelty or as a serving reminder.   1. ET is disruptive to my life     Yeah...each time i keep planning to quit ET the addiction only comes back worse. Probley more better than smoking, but probaley also more disruptive. Ive decided to make a real go of it though, as i found that Sunday was quite the eye -opener. It was a choice between sleep and talking to unlawful and Nrgy bout the relative qualities of maps we would like to see on the server (go golden dunk go...) , and whilst it was not the first time ive spoken to people past my bodys wanting , it was waking up feeling seriously tired when i would normally be quite alert that really told me i was spending far too much time playing. Thankfully, i had zero lectures on Monday, but ive decided to halt ET to the best of my abilites. Unfortunatly, i cannot seem to unistall ET, but ive manged to avoid it so far. Ive givern up on not visiting the forum as im quite the person who loves to keep up with the gossip (i dont want to find out Baska quit 3 years ago when i next vist the forum) . So whilst i do feel guilty and quite ashamed im not learning bout Fisherian runaway theory, i would find it worse just thinking bout it rather than the Sexy son hypothesis.   2. Money flows fast     I like to keep a budget , and i was quite suprised when a) i found out it had already been a month and B ) i had spent bout £260. Granted, most of that was on textbooks , but i was still suprised. Even now i spend more than i should. Ive been suprised bout the cost of several things, but thankfully i am used to walking round town to comapre prices. I was suprised by the cost of bacon the otherday, but on the otherhand i have gotten used to 9p noodles and tap water and so its a bit of a trade off .     Poundland has become my new found friend. Great bargins there for houshold goods. You cant go wrong with buying some Dettol for £1 when it would normally cost £2.15-ish   3. Wiki beats 2 hours of lectures     I have actually found the lectures quite nice. Partuly because i enjoy the subject (an essiential really though) , but also beecause the work rate has not been as bad as i feared (two whole days free of lectures? woo. next semester will probaley be a b - tard though) . Still, one thing i have found is that explaing an entire topic in two hours is not brillaint as it often means having to explain some rather complex - if intresting - theories in as short as time as possible. For example, having done a lecture on Eyewitness Testinomey, i found myself having to google all the experiments in order to make sense of the results that were givern to support various issues withen it.   I do belive my proudest moment though has thus far been to look at game theory on Wiki     Ill admit i never payd it much attention in Economics because i thought i didnt need it (didnt need it for the exams in the end) and yet i find myself looking at bits of economics again in psychology (like diminsihing retrns and margins of labour) It took me some time, but i finally made myself understand the prisoners dilema . This ,along with simulatonus equations, i have been proud of learning on my own   4. Fight club was right. I dont need TV     I was rathered suprised how quickly i divorced myself from TV, but i am glad i have (and hopefully i havent jinxed myself by saying that ) instead, my new vices seem to be ebaying Zippos. Oh well

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60% of all primates die in this story

Because i am bored heres a hapless story i have written .... Caution - May be of low quality       Prelude   'Dear God Dr they're everywhere!' 'Be calm Mary' 'But Doctor!' 'Huuuuhhh!!Its no use, there are too many of them' 'Sh*t!'F*ck. 'F*ck!' 'Sh*t the vents!' 'Wha..' 'Through the vents Mary' 'But Dr well never make it in time' 'Ill hold them off' 'But...' 'Go! schnell ' Mary looked back as the hapless doctor swung the fire extuningsher. Her last sight of him was as the Penises finally swarmed him     30 Minutes Before   'Mmm you know this aint half bad. The saugause is a bit too soft for me but its still tasty ' 'Yeah. Shame the fried egg is so small you know' 'Yeah' 'Wazzup guys' 'Hey John' 'Hey. You done the assignment yet?' 'Na not yet. Ill do it tonight' 'Its pretty easy actually' 'Say did you catch the game last night' 'Na but i saw the score ' 'Sh*t i swear he haxes' 'Lol' 'Have you heard, they're thinking of expanding into Street Fighter?' 'Lol is that possible?' 'Lol doubt it' 'Lolz' 'Be right back i need to refill' 'Man the coffe here is pretty expensive' 'Lol, yeah . Be beter of with a thermos flask ' 'Hey you smell something' 'Oh my God....'   Meanwhile   'Doctor are you sure this is correct? The patient seems fine' 'Woman are you questionong me? May i remind you i am the Doctor? Hmph!' The doctor straighted his tie and waleked off. 'God hes such a b*tch isnt he? ' 'Hey Mary what do you think' Mary took a look at the chart 'Hmm...the patient seems fine . What does the doctor want?' 'He wants to do a closer examintion' 'Huh didnt he examine him yesterday?' 'Thats what i thought'   5 Minutes later   'Man that was a preety good breakfast. Havent had a fire fry-up in ages' 'Lol yeah. ' RIIIIIIINGGGGGGGG!!! 'Shit is that the fire bell?' 'F*ck another one? '   4 minutes before   'Holy Shhhh*t! What are they!' 'I dunno man, but they're heading this way' 'Holy sh*t did you just see that!' 'Oh my god its gone into his mouth!' 'Sh*t they're swarming us' 'Quick through the fire exit! Retreat, retreat, retreat!' They ran.   4 minutes later   'Man i dont think anyone can cook here' 'Sh*t do you see that? People are running from the canteen!' 'RUUNNN!' 'Sh*t John , whats up? ' John puffed for a bit 'Ma..huh...mas..huh...massacre..huh...in the canteen' 'Wha...' 'Dave man listen to me. we gotta get out of here!' 'Dude whats going on?' 'Sh*t what the f*ck are those?' 'I dunno. Lets just Run!'   Meanwhile 'Muhahah. Look at those pathetic beings. Runnning away. Muhahaha' Mr Evil swung round in his chair 'Martha how is the experiment going?' 'They're going most excellently master' 'Excellent. how long till we can unleash them?' 'Soon your devilness, soon' 'Excellent' Mr Evil swung back round. 'Now time for some porn' Fap-Fap   Elsewhere   'Sh*t whats going on Man?' 'Sh*t i dunno. I was just having breakfast when we smelt some burning stuff and then ,like, the fire belll went off and those things came out from the bar and attacked us' 'Oh *sh*t we left Tom behind' Geoff slapped his head 'Oh well hes dead now' 'Sh*t man dont say that!' 'Eh man its the truth' John grabbed Martins shirt and shoved him gainst the wall 'Heyheyheyhey lets not fight each other now' John shoved his face into Martins and glared at his face 'AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH' 'Oh sh*t that sounded like Bertha' Geoff ran off 'Well come on guys, lets go !'   Approximtly some distance away   'Mary help me out here!' 'What?' 'Mr Jhonson's not responiding' Mary looked at the moniters 'Tina he's dead' 'Oh' Mary sighed. Education these days she mutterd to herself 'Ah Mary there you are' Mary spun round 'Docotr!' Where did you put Edward? ' 'Hes still there doctor' 'Excellent. Bring him to the operating theatre' 'But doctor!' 'Now please'. He tapped his watch 'time is money you know' Mary Sighed 'Yes sir'   Somewhere nearby   'Bertha are you ok? Here let me help you up' 'Geoff that damm dog of yours has made of with my ham sandwitch!' 'Woofie' Geoff scoured the distance vainly' 'Here woofy boy, here!' Dave came panting up 'Sh*t what the f*ck are you still doing out here?' 'Dave you seen Woofie?' 'Woofie? Wha...' 'Dave hes got my breakfist!' 'We're going to be breakfast soon! Lets go!'   3 minutes Later   'Sh*t where are they?' 'I dunno' 'Dave! Geoof! Bertha!' 'Sh*t' 'Hey whats that on your shoe ' 'Wha...' 'ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'   2 mintues later   'Oh sh*t' 'What' 'Weve lost Martin and John' 'Sh*t'   To be contuined...with more pics

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Some of the things i like about the uni

- Sexy ass view of the sea and some little boats bobbing up and down (oops forgot bout camera)   - Triple day weekend (ie mondays off too)   - On paper the speed beats the bones off my home intenrt but in reality i cant tell the difference (except in ET where i get ping of 8 - 22, but then my FPS kills me...)     - I can still get on here but since i have no idea how much bandwith ET takes up ive only dared to visited NQ once then hobbled off - i do not need my interent accsess to be denined lol   - I get a free copy of Sophos, which whilst i dont prefer over AVG do prefer over Norton any day   - Shower has busted only once   - Comfy mattress   Right i need to study again. Will brb tonight i hope   (yeah Nik was right - its better to succumb to the addiction then get withdrawal syndrome )

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=F|A= Merchandise?

Mmm... back a couple of nights ago Skully had a nice idea for a whole brand of FA merchanidse . So using the power of Powerpoint and Paint here are some porrly drawn ideas...     For when your bored in the office         For when the boss finds out your wasting company time and ask you cut that ham now         For when you get home and need to worship your favorite FA member         Perfect for shopping         When you need to put up shelves ...         well you get the idea lol

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Over 100 views ...danke

Well its just about been a week now and this is to celbrate over 100 views. Thank you very much If i could id be celbrating on NQ too but my external is dead and i may need to cannabilise it in a caddy . Shame, i had some things i wanted to commerate this moment with (sad i know ) . And so off to Google...  

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If =F|A= were a school...

Well ive met and spoken to most FA members, and though i have not met all i would love to :-). Clans are just big familes really. I sometimes imagine what a party it would be if we met ^^ Here, based on what i imagine they would be like in RL , i imaagine the roles they would play in a typical school . Sadly it is not a complete list , but then sadly i do not know all     Dare would be headmaster, secret crimefighter   Joe the tough gym teacher   Fem the grandmother like Poetry teacher   Rainer the kwl English Teacher   Baska would be the popular girl   Skullcollecter would be the popular boy   Tonka would be the counsiller that everyone gets a hug from   Milli would be the crazy kid who slaps everyone and then runs away laughing   Thunder would be the one trying to get the popular girl   Nik would be the cool leather jacket kid   Nani would be the sweet little girl everyone just wants to adopt   Smertz would be the brainy but still cool kid   Medic would be the kid with the protectors   Mexicano would just be Mexicano   Lado the fiction writer   Maximo would be the kid that never comes to school unless it suited him   Tecker would be the kwl tech teacher   Calda would be the one to pass all the maths exams   Cimpy would be the basketball kid   Jeff would be the kid on high   RO= would be the body builder   Romance would be the secret vampire   Yama would be the little boy ever one wants to adopt   Jarhead would be the mechanic   Wonder would be the creative music teacher   KYN the scary one everyone dosent look at directly   AndyExpandy would be the nursey teaccher   Gameover would be the one with his gameboy in his pocket   Valk would be the hard working bee   Yoyo would be the prankster   Lighting would be the wrestler   Brave and angel would be the cute couple   Roadkill would be the hyper kid who runs around a lot   Phantasm would be philospical   Sushi and Wala would be the cool excahnge kids   Doty is the retired janitor that everyone loves   Bondage would be the santantic kid   Goat his accomplise   Sagala the guy with the bb gun   Ibaby the relaxed bubblegum chewer   Mr dude the cool shades man   Xstyle the funny one   Valentino the all round sporty one   Hulk the fashionble one   Sfinx the kid with many tales of adventures   Pepe the adorable

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Some random tricks to try

Google Images slideshow Sourced from this site   This is a rather nice trick to try . First go to Google Images and type anything you want to search - dogs, sticks, prons etc .   Then clear the address bar and paste the following in     There are other varations to try out too . See Here   Changing Vists Bubbles   If you have Vista you may want to look at this   Changing Vista Bubbles Screensaver   One thing i found was that when renanimg the file, best to rename it something other than bubbles.htm, e.g mubbles.htm     Eicar Test File   You may have done this before.     Copy and past the above into notepad , save as 'eicar' , and scan with you anti-virus. It should be detected. see more on The Wiki Page

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Simultanous equations

It seems somone on this server is very fond of procreational activites.I owuld have posted something in dediction but not allowed to post pornographic materail instead so ...       Re-edited for clearing confusion.Danke Phantasm

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Because you have been kissed off

Because you have been kissed off You start to Wonder why You yearn to be kissed To be loved To be held To be recongised that your still alive   Because you have been kissed off It hurts When you see others be loved Be held Be recongised   It breaks the heart to not know If your are loved any more It confuses the mind To wonder where it all went wrong   Is it because i am not there at the right time ? Or something more? I yearn to know For i love you   Every thought of you makes me happy Its you i come out to play for Its you i work for And yet You reject me   Why must you make me cry? What have i ever done? I wish youd tell me So i would learn Or understand   I miss you even now But you'll never know   How much i yearn for you   I love you   x

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Favourite Quotes

Haha some of the things people say on these and other forums do crack me up. Ive never bothered saving them but now i have a blog and lots of time i should be spending working on my hand , this post i will dedicate and edit apporiaptly (at least, for the next week or so )               Haha last part was probley one of the proudest things i did , lol sorry Joe and Mraw (But you really had no chance Mraw )   At this point ive reached the alloteed number of quotes   Medic     Daredev!l       Maj.Winters    

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Hobgoblin - not as warm as a Jack but sure sounded nicer

Mmmm...Reading Baskas comment bout beer makes we want a bit of tipple. But not beer, oh no. Icky , dislike taste of beer and lager (shouldent 't i be doing something more productive than this? Oh dear ...) I do like cocktails though. Something fruity mind. Mixing absinthe and tabasco source is not good idea . So something like a woo woo? Something not particulary masculine i know, but still ... My first drink was a Jacks. No idea why - too strong for me lol. But i have enjoyed it since. Kinda warm and fuzzy. No idea whether i should sip it or down it though lol . Been experimenting since - i cant seem to find something i like. So far i like WKD; basically vodka flavoured kiddie stuff. Not particulary strong but taste ok. Had Archers the once; one of the sweetest (as in opposite of sour sweet) drinks ive ever had. Hardest thing i had to drink was a Hobgoblins. The ad promised something along the lines of Choclate Malt .. hmm really i shoulden't be so trusting or naive to think hot choclate lol. Still, forced my way through it because i didnt want to waste money. Hmm.. the worst thing was a very cheap bottle of wine , followed by very strong brandy. Two drinks i didnt finish in one night oh dear. I will have to come to the conclusion I ll never get wasted . These days i have J20 (fruit juice basically) , and maybe one vodka mix like apple and vodka. Or else coffee. Na im not the life of the party me but hey at least ill be the one who can get home in a straight line ...       (Right time to work...)

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You say Pink, i say poodle , you think singer

Lol, save for the people who post their pics on the forum i have no idea what people actually look like and so i end up having to imagine what they would look like based on the name. Here then , is what i imagine a few people look like...       Daredevil (when he was Hell_Returns)   KillYouNow     Basssska (yes i know what you look like baska in person ; this was before then lol )       Mraw435       Tonka         Stalker (dinosaur)

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It may be past the witching hour but then fat children are hard to kidnap

Well despite a twitchy eye and a feeling to sleep, I have indeed just read the Donation Thread (This thread here) and mmm i do like the sound of     Particulary, Ive always liked the idea of chaning the personal rank on forums such as PB and IP. Makes you stand out no? As for the PM i always felt it was an issue in bandwidth; i know many many a forum limited to 100 pms mx and ive always felt a shame to have to delte the old threads Me? Im a classic hoarder. Cant throw anything away, but today i did mange to chuck out nearly 4 stones worth of old school work and it did knida feel good. At the vbery least it will free up some space ^^ As for the change in name, I only ever use two names - F257 and another on several, shall we say adult and slighty dubious (? ) sites. Indeed, quite how this name arose is a mystery; certainly i wanted to join a foruum at the same time it was my very first forum to join and i didn''t want to forget my username. My own popular belief is that F257 arises from the first intial of my first name - Francis - 27 from my house number (too much info? ) and 5 number of people i count in my family (even if that does include a half-brother). Im one of those people who like to find symbolism and meaning in things - like when you your afraid karma is going to come back and bite you on the ass - so i decided to sandwhich the 5 inbetween the '2' and '7' as though to keep the family of 5 safe. Strange no?   Taking a look at the donators list (Here) its certainly nice to see people that care. Admitdley i dont recongise a fair few names - certainly i belive KILLERGUN, Dermir and Kinan play on COD (since hardly any of our members play BF2 lol. I try BF1 once - celerons arent' cut out for it i found, and certainly flying things is hard without a proper joypad lol ^^ ) . Looking at my name does bring perhaps the most eventful of my FA memories in recent months.   Ill admit the donation came out of guilt really. It was a silly inciddent really . I rember messing round with Pepe (great guy - i think i cursed ourt relationship because he dissapered soon after this >< ) and jokingly i said to him 'You know, Dare sleeps in money' or something like that. Nothing serious, and certianly nothing meant to be spiteful , just some throwaway comment like perhaps ' You know Simon Cowell likes to play teddy bear picnic (Maybe he does ?)' . Its not really true , both know it and just say it for absurdity of it. Of course , jokes really only work if both parties are on same level and unfortunatly my sense of humour seems to be on a diffrent frequency to others at time. A case in point is when i manged to piss off Skull on NQ when i joked he liked cats too much. I think we made up, but i can never be sure. Hence i keep bugging Baska if we're still kwl lol . Hard to read Interent emotions.   Of course too do this day i do feel bad. I dont think our realtionship has ever been the same (><) and i do miss Pepe. Saying the latter indeed makes me want to write at least the names of thos that have come and gone. This then is a list of thise that were once are brothers and still are but in memory only . These are AWOL and or inactive for long time (or else i havent seen them long time ^^)   Stalker RomanceXMafia Granny Subvert Inf Quick (quit) Fred (Banned) AndyExpandy Dead Grim Ladyluck (Gone) Ackmey Dead JamJam Elf Sushi Wala Dot Pepe   To add to this i will also add the list of meber i know who have in the past been a FAG regular (well.. i saw them playing in FAG at least ) and or member. Kinda amazes still the amount of players who moved here. My apoligeis if i have missed you off list   Dare Fem Rainer Joe Goat Ironchef Kato Roadkill Skullcollecter Valkryie Yoyo Kato Medic Sex and toys KYN Timberwolf Dot Warmongrel (if its the same guy im thking of ) Marbles (Ditto) Spl@sh (Ditto ditto) GIJOE (Ditto x3) Savage (Come back and play...) Dead (Didn't he go to COD?) hester prynne (Appernlty) F257   Also   Quick Fred Xeon (Apperntly; thoguh he's left)   And further still we get other regulars like Iceman Quebec and Koba playing here   So here's to you . To those missing or gone , we wish you come back, or else in good health. To those that have made the transition its proof you dont meet your friends (and enemies!) on just the one server. And to thos who have gone off the rails we wonder why!   But to all the players and admins of =F|A= ...a message to say thank you , for contuning to help make =F|A= what it is ; the best damm server i know thus far  

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Zombies - If 2012 dosen't kill us gentic science may

I dunno how many people read Cracked.com certianly I only got into it after I saw an ex-mate read the 'Craptions' school. I suppose i wasen't fully intrested till i read this article (NSFW) . A recent article on '5 Popular Zombie Tactics' (Click Here) got my attention recently and got me thinking back to an old blog i had made on what to do when your town has been 'zombified' .   Chuck a rock at a zombie (never more than one) from a hiding distance – and watch its reaction. If it stumbles towards you, then obviously it's a normal zombie. Normal zombies can hear, see and feel. They react to temperature – the heat of the living attracts them (as does blood). Usually, they're big and dumb, with only the simplest of motor actions (no running for example).   However, if they turn round, snarl, leap towards you and massacre your face – run. These are NOT normal zombies. Have you ever played Doom or Silent Hill? It's a debate as to whether these are classed as zombies or not. I would say yes, as the definition of a zombie is a dead human moving – it never says in which form. As you know, these zombies will chase you, gather some sort of military formation and have enough intelligence to trap you in some inescapable wood/ building where they can hunt you down. If you're really unlucky, you will get the Doom type – they shoot with rifles, hurl fireballs and can fire enough missiles to take down a dozen Chinooks. (Remember – they're only zombies if they look like they come from humans. So robots and mutant elephants don't count. It should be possible to transfer some of the basic tactics to these 'others', but they are a different ball game altogether. Read future guides for more info!)   The best tactic with a normal zombie is to be 'smart on the offensive'. Don't do a classic and shut yourself in a mall/building and pray this is a bad day at the office. Equally important don't run around screaming in the woods like you just had the best sex (which you probably have). Zombies, as everyone knows, only die when their brain is either dislodged from the rest of the body or destroyed. When you are facing a zombie – hunt for a weapon of some sort. Use it – and yourself to kill the zombie. If you ain't got any weapons, use your shoe or some of your clothes. Shove it/them in the zombies' mouth so it doesn't bite you and then bash its brain against the floor or wall to kill it. DO NOT INTAKE THE BLOOD. It has been known that people have become zombified because of a virus that turns them into one. It's no good if you get it. Make sure you know whether to fight or fly – don't kid yourself you can fight 10 without a weapon of some type (preferably handgun). WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT STOP KILLING ZOMBIES. This is VERY important. When people get bitten, they stay where they are till they sense some living being. If you run and hide, these zombies will gather and soon you will be in the deep. Kill before they have a chance to do so. Divided they fall.   If you get a mutated zombie, it should be obvious – they're bigger and uglier. Don't bother chucking rocks. Don't even think of fighting without a weapon. Again – go for headshots. It's the easiest. Instead, just hide and observe till you get a better idea of the task ahead – you don't want to surprise a ten-headed hydra with Medusa hair now, do you? Even then, calculate you're next move – it could be your last. If you find out about your creature the hard way – run. And then hide. Observe your hunter. And make some tactics.   As you massacre the zombies, don't do it randomly. Head to your nearest shop and grab some supplies and hopefully a better weapon. You never know what you may find. Try and hesitate before firing any weapon in case you hit another human. If you can, try and find some other humans. Go down alleys, the local park or bar or anywhere where the can hide or form some sort of safe hold. Listen for signs of help. Switch on a radio and see if there are any emergency bulletins. Go to the nearest place with an internet connection and go online to all the chartrooms you know. See if you have a global epidemic. If not, go to the nearest country. If you do, see how bad it is. If the whole world has turned, go down to the mall and have a pint. And then get back up. YOU MIGHT STILL SURVIVE! It could just be that there has been no time to set up info, and yet there are still survivors. If you've played Doom or Silent Hill, then you know you can survive just by preserving time and time again. When you find other humans, check for injuries. Deep wounds? Dump them. They're going to turn and become liabilities. Scratches – they may live. Unless it's a virus of course. Give them all weapons and be a democratic leader. You do not want a mutiny on your hands. Be sure to have a plan and follow it through. There are two eventual solutions. One, get some weapons and kill all zombies in your town/city. Once they're dead, they're dead. This way you have somewhere to retreat to. However, this lengthy process and some other zombies from other places may invade your place. On the other hand, your targeting will get better as will your fitness and reaction timing. You may also find some other survivors and better yet get better weapons. The best solutions is, two, get to the nearest safe point ASAP. If you find out the world is not screwed, just your country, go the docks and go to a country which has the firepower/politics/ English –speaking population to help you. Or use a plane if you can. Or a train to France if needs be. To get to the safe point, get a fast coach (for supplies and the other survivors etc) and get there. Attach a scoop bucket to the front so particularly fat zombies don't act as speed bumps. Vaseline the sides so they don't get a grip, reinforce windows, and protect the tyres. Add 'murder holes' so you can pot zombies along the way. If someone can drive a tank – brill. Go to the nearest army depot anyway, if only for the weapons.   With mutant zombies, chances of other survivors are slim to zero. Stay in the shadows if you can. You don't want to be blasted to shreds in the middle of the streets. However, stay out of pitch-dark place – you never know what's there. Remember – they have intelligence. Don't make sudden moves in case you make a noise. DON'T PANIC. Fear is your worse enemy. Get headphones for your radio or curtains for the light coming out off the pc/ TV. Skulk around till you at least get a pistol – baseball bats aren't any good against 7ft freaks. Heelys are good too – wheels for those extra runaway sessions. This is all about cat and mouse tactics. Got a zombie near you? Chuck a can and make a distraction. Flight rather than fight. Preserve ammo and supplies. They have all the cards. It's you and a bunch of demographic people against something that could be bullet-proof for all you know (Play House of Dead). Explosives are your next best friend. Molotov's and dry-ice are nice. DON'T GET A CAR. If you run out of petrol on the M1, and entire legions are flying right on your tail, you're dead. Be careful of the seas too – nasty things have be known to hide there (Godzilla for example).   When this is all over, retire and live a happy life. Live well and prosper as someone once said. Good Luck   Looking at again its obvious i had too much time on my hand back then (Ie no Wolfstein). The definition of a zombie is a 're-animated corpse' so its safe to say that anything that can 'massacre your face' may be a zombie but more likely to be 'hell-spawn' and so quite why i indicated humans are capble of conjuring fireballs i have no idea. Then again, biological speaking, Harry Potter is a human, presumbly.   Looking at the comments on the Cracked article there are several valid points.Zombies would indeed decompose after a while so it is quite possible to hole yourself inside a large-enough Wal-Mart or otherwise. However, with no one running water-treatment, the gas and electricity boards etc its safe to say it wont be neccesarily luxury living.   Nowadays there are quite a few books on 'zombie survival' out there and quite presumbly they all contain more-or-less the same info; don't procrastinate with them, don't use them for lunch , etc.   Quite possibly if there ever was a mass zombie apocaplyse is a moot poin. Hopefully solar power will have progressed enough that you need not worry bout petrol as you drive round the countryside in vain hope of finding a pretty women/man whos still alive and not infected. Certainly its hoped that there would be enough cynical mooks to realise what is going on and begin 'rebuiilding' society.   The exact physics of zombies is not known. Certianly, they crave flesh,blood and brains but ah how they detect is not known. One would presume they operate by sight and sound - and even then - a light jog would hopefully displace them - but seemingly they operate by other means. Hiding from any of the 'Infected' shoukd be sufficent but it seems even a glimpse from one will soon bring a hoarde of others who couldent possibly have seen you before. Do they operate then, on a telepathic level? Certainly there is some level of intellegence left to be able to discern the difference between a human and ,say, a horse - though possibly there is a biological draw; perhaps we give off some pheromes that attract. Certainly though, disguising yourself as a Pikachu coulden't hurt.   Ideally at some point you would have found some other surviors. Better yet would be if one turned out to be a doctor/nurse, another an ex-marine or other , another an ex-con who can get you into places and another some hottie who you decide to re-populate the world with. Of course, this precise placing of skill is unlikley and you may equal be stuck with people who get out of breath after five minutes of walking and who will eat all your suppiles if you dont bury them in your pants and pray.   Communication is always good. So long as the virus isint airbourne and affects all rhesus types bar one (ie one must bite to infect others) you can always communicate to other countires for help, so long as the approite lines of communication is open of course.   But as i say whether the supposed zombie apocalypse will occur is a moot point and certianly seeing,reading and typing is different to the actual doing of it .The best thing you can do then is hope it dosent happen in your lifetime ^^

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From Baska1 to Baska18

Oh i know Medic is going to post all thoose vsays, but i still feel like doing it ^^ As always /vsay Baska(number) (correct as of 16/09/9)   Baska1 Ooho bich bich bich! (Abe Simpson)   Baska2 Heheheaha (And call me b***!)   Baska3 Don't fock with me fellas   Baska4 ...and ill execute every last one of you ... (Honypumpkin; Pulp Fiction)   Baska5 Its on your face im going sit!   Baska6 Me so horny! Me love you long time!   Baska7 You got me hotter...!   Baska8 No matter where you , what you do, I'm going to hunt yuou down!   Baska9 Here kitty kitty!   Baska10 I like i love it i want some more of it   Baska11 You missed me bich   Baska12 Move your fat ass now!   Baska13 No No no i cant do this   Baska14 One way or another im going to find you   Baska15 Why you have yo be such a wanker!   Baska16 Hehahahahaaaa!   Baska17 That was f***ing trippy   Baska18 Poor Baby! (Baby Cry SFX)   Anyone whos done a bit of psychology study into dreams may have come across Cartwright's Problem solving theory. Basically its the adage of 'sleeping on your problems' ; dreams help provide soloton to problems. I dreamt Medic had replied to this , but said try /vsay Joedirt. Having woken up soon after, i tried but to no avail. Alas it did provide inspiration, so Baska it was and Baska here we are!

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List of NQ FA Vsays - from Vsay FA1 to FA40

Okay list of vsays for NQ. As of 15/09/09 they are correct   to work these do /vsay fa then number - e.g /vsay fa1. You can bind them like /vsay fa1 you hear me [d] ? FA1 Your going to be a dead motherf**ker   FA2 Hahah hehe haha!   FA3 What the hell is going on here ?   FA4 Nice shooting son, whats your name?   FA5 WOW Man   FA6 Give me 25   FA7 Oh im sorry did i break your concentration   FA8 Heart attack! (Wilhelm scream - didnt somone make it so medics screamed this when they died? )   FA9 If i was the man i was five years ago id take a flamethrower to this place!   FA10 Wazzzzzupppppppp!   FA11 Banzai! (Crowd cheer)   FA12 Banzai! (Solo; strong)   FA13 Banzai! (Solo; Weak)   FA14 Hehhahaehaha (Echo laughter)   FA15 Hallelujah!   FA16 I love you!   FA17 You treat me like a dog and you expect me to smile ?!   FA18 Mendozzzzzzzzzzzaaa!   FA19 THUNDER! (SFX)   FA20 You are not English! (Non -english dialect spoken)   FA21 Say good night to the bad guy   FA22 Check out the big brain on Brad!   FA23 Enough is enough! I have had it it with these motherf***ing snakes!   FA24 All i have in this world is my balls and my word ...   FA25 I dont play this game   FA26 Under no circumstances are you to engage the enemy   FA27 Run Forest Run!   FA28 Goooooood morning Vietnam!   FA29 Hey man you playing that video game or that video game playing you son ?   FA30 Good night ladies! (Good night Sir!)   FA31 You don't know the power of the darkside!   FA32 Dont fail me again!   FA33 I am your father   FA34 Whats your name scumbag   FA35 What is your major malfunction numbnuts   FA36 Who the f*** said that   FA37 That piece of shit up there i never liked him   FA38 Im Tony Montana . You f*** with me you f***in with the best   FA39 Okay so what do you call yourself? Com-se-llama?   FA40 You cant resist me baby!   My personal favourites are FA16, FA17 and FA22. FA30 seems as popular as railgun and as you may notice, FA39 and FA40 dont seem to be accseible from the Vsay menu. Duke vsays go from Duke1 to Duke9 i belive. May do those later. As you can see, songs and pikachu are missing + a few other vsays like the kittie one - like that too - not sure how to get these.   Sorry for the spam everyone endured whilst i worked thes out

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Before i grow old here lies a note on Vstr and some more

Google is a wonderful and strange intervention. From Lycoos to Yahoo to Google , somehow it came from nowhere and blitzgried Excite to bits. If you know the magic words you can easily find what you want in seconds .   One thing i have found difficult with WET is the lack of gramatical leniancy. When you bind something - usually by way of /bind [key] say [insert message] one often finds that ,like older mobile phones, the first letter is punctulised but the rest isin't. This often means that words may lose their impact - certianly, in my eyes Attack! does not nearly look so fearsome as ATTACK!!!   But ah for the world of scripting, where with a few /com and /cg strokes your but one step away from helping yourself to extra pudding. I myself know my memory is not great, so i have decided here and now to note down a few things in case i ever need them and yet CBA to google them   1. Adding caps all acroos   From You suck a**h****! to You Suck a**h****!   Certainly the easiset way is through use of a cfg. When editing your cfg, in order to complete the above, you need the Vstr cmd. The end result should come out as     so lets look at it step-by-step   1.   the set is mandatory ; you requre that. but the 'tks' is , seemingly , changable , so long as there is a minium of 3 letters. You may change this comination of letters into anything, even trigrams. However i do recommend that the combination kept to at least 3 letters min . I have noticed this, but i do belive less does not work   2.   Your vsay. I do belive that that quation mark is indeed important. In any case, no harm leaving it there   (Be sure to put the next two on a new line)   3   the letter you bind it to . The quoataion marks are very important here, and must not let be forgotten   4.     the 'vstr' is mandatory, and you must spell the 3 + letter combo exactly the same     This then is the cmd to make all caps and should indeed work . Be sure for each new bind there's a new combo of letters. From an excerpt of my CFG     2. Set name The magic of space bar     One thing about et - sure cant handle those spaces in your names. Using an example name, Player X may decide to use the name 'Player X'. However, using the /name command, it comes out as 'Player'. Indeed, ET has decide to drop everything after the space. The only work around then ,it seems, is to use the limbo menu or forgo the space bar.   But ah wait! using /set name the player may now happily use the moniker 'Player X' . The wonderful use of /Set does indeed allow for spaces ...   3. pb_[Tab] Because learning it all is time that could be used to play   Tying in /pb_guid you get the guid of all players. But what if, gasp, you forgot what to type? you know its pb_ but ...was it ip? pb_ip? that it?!? well its a simple enough solotion. type in /pb_ then press the [tab] button after the underscore. this will also work with com_ cg_ etc.   other useful cmds - clientinfo, bindlist, listcmds   4. Anti-Spam toggle As bill put it anyway...   Often when faced with spam you get told to turn voicechats 0 (or was it 1? ) this does indeed mute all chat sounds, but as a medic or field op this dosent help much. I did once though come across a CFG which allowed you to turn off poublic voice chat but keep team chat on. Unforutnatly i lost it , but thankfully FAG Bill found it. Rather let it go to waste i decide to save it here I dont use it myself , since i have no real need, but JIC ...     As you can see an intresting addtion is the 'novoicetext' useful if you dont want all that multicolour clutter down there

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Hell vs SL?

Looking at my SL page (Click here) i do rember, playing on a FAG server once, someone protesting about the amount of SL raters there were. SL raters, as most are aware , are people who only really play just to increase their SL rating. One easy way to do this is thorugh the art of XP Whoring. (XP Whores - people who do nothing but stand in spawn handing out ammo/med packs to get XP. Potentially useless and genral door blockers). Now XP whoring is frowned on some servers,whether in name or in passing (a common house rule is 'Be useless at your own risk') but mostly ignored. It is not an uncommon practise , particualry on the larger jaymod servers, but i do rember one particular moment on FAG NQ when someone - i do belive Hell though i have no 'evidence' to support the theory - was complaiing to about this and preceded to attempt to become 'Anti-SL' ; how this worked i may never recall but i do belive it was the equilvent of jaywalking where it is not allowed, a futile rebellion, but a rage against the machine nonetheless. This particular moment comes out to mind , not because of the act itself , but because of the intetnion of the act and so it was that this player would hand out the ammo packs before proceeding to /kill (this allows for one to both bypass the need to await the mandatory recharging of the rechage bar AND to hand out more ammo packs (as you do hand expel packs out when you die)) . If only three facts are true, it was that it was on a FAG server, it was on MLB Temple (quite possiblily the most popular MLB map if only for its relativte straightforwardness) and that the player did indeed garner SL points. If the story taught anything , it is indeed that SL Whoring is quite an art in that there must be an effective amount of players to 'accept' your offerings and that the rewards can be more bountyful than half an hour of Nazi hunting   Lol Apologies if it wasent you Hell! For some reason i do get the feeling it is you but i have no idea why ^^

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