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Seven Force Aug 3rd, 2006 10:25 PM

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Although I eat quite a bit, the choice of foods to me is almost nothing. Between cheese pizzas (degreased as much as possible) and, less often, Hamburger Helper (cooked without the hamburger as I hate all meats), they comprise about 95% of what I eat. 4.5% is in snack foods and just recently cereal without milk but from the box. The remaining 0.5% is for that very rare other case. This 0.5% could be bread (a biscuit is the most common case minus the butter), candy, a grilled cheese sandwich, macaroni and cheese (Hamburger Helper's version (Cheeseburger Macaroni) tastes 5 times better.), and hardly anything else. According to my parents, I would eat almost everything when I was around 4 or 5 years old. Nowadays, cheese pizzas (88%) and Hamburger Helper (7%) make up my main meals every day. I eat once a day, but when I do eat, I eat a lot. I've eaten a whole two-pound pizza before (Red Baron's 4-cheese rising crust pizza to be exact).

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by The most self-documented shut in
I've had this belief for nearly a decade (since at least 1996, possibly 1997). I've believed that on Jun 13, 2006, something special would happen, very special. This is only 6 months away now and it looks like, afterall, something will happen near this date. Predicted a decade ago with no real signs, somehow it seems surprisingly accurate. I've mentioned this in my blog a few times about Jun 13, 2006 being a special date. First, I thought it was my stories becoming a movie. This is now highly unlikely considering the time frames needed to make a movie (2 years I've heard). However, closeup and near completion is my first official game for sale. This game will likely be sold in February or even March of 2006. From the sales, however, well, that could be what the special thing is. I'm still pondering what it could be, if it happens at all.

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Originally Posted by For his blog entry for the super-mystical magic happy day he
Jun 13: Today's that day I predicted ten years ago! Woke up at 9:02 PM and went to bed at 4:33 PM. I also took a shower at the end of the day - annoying parents.


ziggytrix Aug 3rd, 2006 10:28 PM

wait... why does he say that mirrors on the ceiling blocked his access to walmart? i currently lack the patience to dig thru that chronicle of ostensibly harmless derangement. :(

Seven Force Aug 3rd, 2006 10:29 PM

He's scared of mirrors. Also, blue water

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Blue water


This was the biggest of all my fears. It, like many others, originated from excessive video game playing. Back in the days I had this, the graphics were of very low quality and the water is extremely blue, although other colors were used, but most of the time it was blue. Often, in some games, if you jumped into it, you'd die immediately. Though, in some games, you could swim around in it without trouble, except the enemies in it, but the water itself didn't do anything. This fear originated a very long time ago. Because of it, the only water I could touch was so-called "white water", which was water from the bath, shower, and generally from the faucet. Any puddle, swimming pool, or outdoor body of water was considered "blue water" and if I ever touched it, I'd die.

However, thanks to some mysterious event, while I was at the YMCA camp in 1997 (starting on July 20), this is where this fear has ended. At the beginning, there was this swim test (for the rope swing). I couldn't believe how many humans went into the "blue water" and actually lived. I almost couldn't bear watching. I was afraid to get any closer than like 5 to 10 feet or so. On the next day, however, when it came to "pond" as it was called, I was to go swimming in a small pool of water. I told the counselors that I was afraid to touch the water as I believed it would kill me the moment I touched it. Somehow, I was able to conquer this fear. I can't explain how either. Since then, I didn't mind swimming, although I didn't know how. I eventually learned how to swim, figuring it out on my own, in a swimming pool. I only know one way to do it and I have quite studied treading water well enough. I'm still afraid of water today, but only very deep water (where I can't touch the bottom) and most humans that can't swim well have this. I still fear "blue water" in video games.

In the physical world, I've found the color of water to be something much more like a light gray than any other color. As far as I know, the color of water is E0E0E01030. This just means that it is 1/16 transparent and reflects 3/16 of the original image (meaning that it is quite scattered and diffused (unclear)

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ziggytrix
why does he say that mirrors on the ceiling blocked his access to walmart?

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Originally Posted by Pub's Newest Hero
This fear, the fear of mirrors, has been with me for over a decade and a half, since about 1988 or 1989. This fear prevents me from getting too much in the direct path of a mirror. However, I have no problem going in front of mirrors in my mind game or in video games, even seeing one head on as an image on a screen is okay as well. I've got one major example of a case in which I didn't have this fear.

The exact cause is not known.


executioneer Aug 3rd, 2006 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Lover
:lol

We should start a club. :(

hahaha sure let's have meetings at, uh

my house

executioneer Aug 3rd, 2006 10:36 PM

lol i'd be scared of mirrors too if i looked like that guy

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by El Mulleto
Let's say that I needed to go to a department store. Let's call this department store "The Mirror Maze Department Store". I need to get a few items for myself as well and need to follow my parents. Here's an overlay of this imaginary department store:



This image here has many colors and is color-coded. Here's what each color represents:

black - building borderlines and road; also the textual descriptions of the departments
red - flat mirror - cannot cross in front of one where the yellow areas are - these can only face one direction
yellow - the bad zone - an area in which you cannot go due to a flat mirror
cyan - the bad zone - an area in which you cannot go due to a ceiling mirror
green - special areas or a wall
dark green - key items you need on this run
blue - ceiling mirror - the worst of them all, these block much access to areas and are spherical; their "bad area" range, fortunately, is limited due to their design
light-gray - counters and shelves
dark cyan - dressing rooms
magenta - hall way boundaries - an open path to get between departments easier; may go off of if no mirrors are in the way

This map has a scale of 1 pixel is 6 inches making the store about 10,000 square feet. Straight up on the image is considered as "north".

On this run, you need to buy these items [department is noted in brackets and where the items are located is marked in dark green]:

ink for a printer [electronics]
a pack of pencils [general supplies]
three shirts of nearly any kind [men's clothing]
get a replacement oil filter [mechanical]
oil filter and four quarts of oil [mechanical]
look for a gift for someone who likes to read [book zone]
get about 15 to 20 packets of seeds [gardening]
buy a purse with at least 2 zipper side pockets and of medium size [women's clothing]

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Originally Posted by Seriously?
Now, go through this department store as you normally would. Seems easy and quick, doesn't it? Now, because of my fear of mirrors, my "accessibility" is far limited. Now try going through this same department store, but avoid the areas marked in yellow. This is much harder than it seems and I need to go through nearly 4 times the distance to accomplish the same task taking about 3 times longer. It turns just about any store into a maze where you can't see many of the walls of the maze. Here'd be a typical path I'd take through this same store. Compare it to what you may normally do [in the same order for the items]:

1. ink - Start at the very bottom and go north to the other end of the store, head east to the next intersection, then head south to the next intersection then back east just to get to the electronics.

2. pencils - from the electronics department, head south, to the hallway then east to the wall and south to the department.

3. three shirts - head east again to the wall, north to the wall, west past the two intersections, then south to reach the department. Here, I'd start with the top area and head south looking at the items. When the mirror blocks the path, I go out to the hallway, around the merchandise bench [usually ducking if the wall mirrors were high and the merchandise bench was low] then back into the department to get the other stuff. To get that final item, I'd have to go around the merchandise bench to reach it

4. oil filter and oil - exit the men's department to the east taking the "detour", head north to the wall, east to the next intersection, south to the next intersection, then finally west to pick up the items

5. book - From the mechanical area, I'd head east to exit the department, then head south. From this area, none of the books were of interest to the one who wanted the gift. The topic of interest, mystery, was on the other side but is "blocked" by the mirror. Just to get to that other side, I have to go east, then north to the wall, west to the next intersection, then south to the main intersection, a walk about a tenth of a mile! I get to the "other side" and find the perfect book. To get that book, I'd have to "hug" the merchandise shelves to "avoid" the mirror.

6. seeds - to get the seeds, I'd then go west to exit the department, head all the way north to the wall, head to the east, then south and finally east again into the department. Because no mirrors are close by, getting these items is easy and quick.

7. purse - from the gardening department, head west to the intersection, north all the way to the wall, west again to the next intersection, then south to the women's clothing department. In this store, all purses are found on the southernmost shelf in this department. To find the purses, I check all shelves from top to bottom. The southern shelf had the purses. Here, I searched the perfect one with little worries of mirrors.

8. checkout - in order to pay for the items, I'd have to head to the checkouts. My local Wal-mart store has lots of those ceiling mirrors making only 2 of 20 checkout lanes "accessible" This imaginary store only has 14, but with 4 accessible and "hard to get to". Getting near the checkouts in this store is much tougher than any of my local stores. From the women's department store, I'd head south to the hallway, east to the intersection, south to the area where the carts are, then, hugging the northern part of this hallway "lane", I'd slip "past" the ceiling mirrors to right where the shelves are. Once I pass the first big ceiling mirror significantly, I'd then be able to get into the checkouts area and unload the cart.

9. exit "Mirror Maze Department Store" - Now, most bizzarre about the next part is, something I sometimes "have" to do in many stores, is back out of the checkout area, hug the shelves again going west, and exit out of the store. What a big walk that's needed!


Yep, this is about a very typical journey I'd take though a department store. I have to deal with this in almost any store, grocery stores [especially where the fruits and vegetables are], department stores [especially around jewelery, and clothing areas], and even the schools were "bad" with the mirrors. Because of a large mirror in Central Campus, the school I most hated, I couldn't even get to the attendance office or the office in general. Someone normal would only go the 10 or so feet to cross by it. Instead, I have to walk nearly 150 feet just to get around (300 total feet to get back to where I was)!

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Originally Posted by It never ends!
There are few known workarounds. One of which involves the flat mirrors. I use a technique I call "angle bisection". This method works by getting to a position close to the mirror's path and looking what's in the mirror. I then find the object shown in the mirror, map its position and bisect the angle (split it in half). This gives the angle the mirror is facing. I then calculate the width of the mirror and add 10% of my distance from the nearest edge of the mirror to create the "hazard zone". This technique does not work, however, with those stubborn curved mirrors. The curved mirrors are the worst. I take longer to find the object in the mirror, sometimes even twice as long, as it does for me to map the position, bisect the angle, and create the "hazard zone" from all those calculations

Then he starts talking about his 'MindGame'. Which I've avoided readinga bout so far.

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 10:47 PM

I think I want to develop a fear of mirrors, because that all sounds fun to me. :(

executioneer Aug 3rd, 2006 11:06 PM

i'm sad to say my only special fear is hawt ladies ;_;

Misdemonar Aug 3rd, 2006 11:09 PM

:([/i]

Chojin Aug 3rd, 2006 11:12 PM

why doesn't he just use the fire spell on the mirrors

Esuohlim Aug 3rd, 2006 11:12 PM

This is the best thing ever. :(

Chojin Aug 3rd, 2006 11:16 PM

furthermore why do all nerds think they're magic

wouldn't it make more sense for the attractive people to be magic

Esuohlim Aug 3rd, 2006 11:16 PM

Pub you should totally do a website spotlight on this for my site in which you also compare it to your own life and I'll love you forever :(

Seven Force Aug 3rd, 2006 11:16 PM

I honestly thought you and Chojin would've already known about it.

Chojin Aug 3rd, 2006 11:17 PM

the thing is i totally envy this guy :< I wish I could sit around all day doing nothing and be perfectly okay with life. And have people that would support me in doing so.

Misdemonar Aug 3rd, 2006 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Esuohlim
Pub you should totally do a website spotlight on this for my site in which you also compare it to your own life and I'll love you forever :(

I would toatlly do that.

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by I've been reading this guy's site all day & I still don't know his name, but he
Most my age would normally be looking for a mate or girlfriend/boyfriend. I have almost no intent on either of these. The bulk of it comes down to cost, but there are other reasons.

I've heard that marriage costs several thousand dollars (I've heard $25,000 somewhere). From this, I will almost certainly not want to get married.

I have no close friends to do anything with. Only the forums are about as close as I can get.

I just don't have any intent or interest in finding someone.

I've heard that just preparing for a baby can cost upwards of $500 let alone having to feed the baby and other things while it grows up.

Me too, Guys. The Ladies cost too much to be worth it. :picklehat

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by executioneer
i'm sad to say my only special fear is hawt ladies ;_;

Wow, I wish it was only the hot ladies that gave me the fears. Girly looking men give me the vapours. :(

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Lover
Girly looking men give me the vapours. :(

I'm looking at you, Eric. ;)

:orgasm

Pub Lover Aug 3rd, 2006 11:32 PM


GADZOOKS Aug 3rd, 2006 11:35 PM

I wish I had his organization skills. Of course I would need OCD, and I think I would have to draw some of Marc Summers* blood to do that.

*The real one.

Seven Force Aug 3rd, 2006 11:43 PM

It'd be green slime coloured.

Esuohlim Aug 3rd, 2006 11:45 PM

Pub Lover I am serious about my offer. I'd even pay you some New Zealand lira or something :eek


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