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Signed Up June 2, 2016
Last Posted January 1, 2019 at 12:46 AM
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#9 S30 Newbie Mix Team Drive in TF2 General Discussion

Applications will close tomorrow morning, so sign up if you are at all interested!

posted 3 weeks ago
#1 LF Medic Mentor in Mentoring

Hello, I'm looking for a medic mentor to help me shake off some rust.

I've played a somewhat embarrassing amount of seasons before I had to quit for IRL stuff, but most of them have been on demo, and my medic decisions are frequently questionable. I especially want to work on heal priority in fights, positioning in mid fights and situations where I should commit to a fight even if it looks kinda gross.

I would appreciate a mentor who has played a number of seasons, ideally in at least IM. You can add me here: https://steamcommunity.com/id/thebunnysaur/

posted 3 weeks ago
#1 Newbie Mixes LFP - New Players and New Teams! in Recruitment (looking for players)

Hello! We are the Newbie Mixes admins, and we are here to help new players to find and build their own teams. We put players on to teams based on experience, goals, and attitude, and will also set you up with a mentor to guide you on your way through the season.

Alternatively, if you do have a team or a part of a team, we can set you up with a mentor and a mumble and help you find the remaining players based on your team's goals and experience, and also guide you through starting your season.

If this interests you, you can sign up here: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/na6v6newbiemix/discussions/0/2806204039996712901/
You can also hit up any of our admins and our discord with questions here: https://discord.gg/qruhVMp

posted 3 weeks ago
#73 what'd you get for christmas? in Off Topic

So my mother, who is a tiny blond Russian woman with a heavy British accent (don't ask why), sits down my whole family in front of the Christmas tree and announces (and I quote) "This year, we decided the theme was 'who will get the most retarded present'!" I just kinda sit there going huh, okay, this is new.

She gifted us a pair of non-matching pink, yellow and green pillows with our names on it, and matching cat-shaped cups that have four very long legs. My little sister gave me a giant bear pillow. My mom's boyfriend gave me a carrot that he wrapped in layers of duct tape and paper towels. I think the best gift was the absolutely amazing dinner beforehand though, which she apparently worked on for 15 hours.

I'm pretty happy with the NON-THEMED presents I gave them. (Model train for my mom, Stuffed dog for the boyfriend because he collects them, and a pack of creative writing/plotting supplies for my sister)

Also TONY is getting me car stuff which I am genuinely excited about. :D

posted 3 weeks ago
#6 S30 Newbie Mix Team Drive in TF2 General Discussion

cre-8 edit your post in the sign-up thread, if you think you need help getting paid for. We do not guarantee starter positions to people who cannot pay for themselves.

There's just under a week left, and we totally appreciate any help you can give us, including just shout-outs!

posted 3 weeks ago
#2 ESEA Season 30 announced in News

Just wanted to say that we are already running the S30 Newbie Mix team drive, and will be posting an announcement about it as well as how you can get involved shortly!

posted 1 month ago
#1018 Vent your anger in Off Topic
jetzzzzzIts fucking insane how i can achieve impressive feats of hand/eye coordination in vidya and irl sports but if i try to do anything with a pencil it looks like the doodlings of a retarded child despite me putting in my maximum effort and having literally 100s of hours of practice at drawing/writing.

Like holy fuck do i have a disability why cant i write legibly and draw something coherent

If you did not hone your fine motor skills as a child and focused instead on sports and video games, then you simply have not developed that part of your brain. You have the greatest capacity to learn before the age of 7, and after age 12 the unused neurons begin rapid degeneration. My partner is the same - great at sports and video games, but give him a pencil or a needle and it looks like he has Parkinson's. That's why you also feel like you have a "disability" - because you actually do not have enough neural connections to perform the action you expect of yourself.

The good news is adult neural plasticity is a thing and you can very well learn the skill even though you're past the prime nervous development age. The bad news is that it's going to take a concentrated amount of effort on your part - much more than you would have needed to do as a kid. But if you push through and embrace the suck, you will eventually get almost* as good as if you started in your childhood.

*there's a differing consensus on whether you're actually able to recapture the full childhood potential or not via adult neural plasticity. I think the colloquial wisdom is that you can't, but I'm sort of out of touch in that field to speak to it with any certainty. In any case, you can still get very, very respectable at what it is that you want to learn to do. Source: I specialized in neural development in my degree before I became a librarian.

posted 1 month ago
#1015 Vent your anger in Off Topic

My step-father abused me and my mom since I was 7 years old, until she finally found the strength to divorce him when I was 19, and my sister was 7. I'm 27 now. For the past 8 years they have engaged in a war of attrition, with him trying to grind down and control her, and my mother fighting back, me starting my own family and moving away from the mess.

My stupid 14-year-old sister went and told her school councilor that my mother's boyfriend emotionally abuses her. Now I happen to know the boyfriend quite well and I know exactly what he did to provoke my sister into doing that. I hold him responsible for being a stubborn fuck and not recognizing that a teenager mind is not the same as his adult clients (he's a therapist and life coach) and that he pushed her way too far in a direction that she physiologically and psychologically is just incapable of going (he was trying to get her to take responsibility for her emotions in a way that adults can, but teenagers just do not have the mental stability to handle that kind of a request, which obviously seems extremely unfair when you're put in that situation).

The problem? Her actual abusive asshole of a father is putting on a WHOLE fucking show to get back at my mother. He's called every fucking official person he can to get them on his side, because his ultimate goal is to hurt my mother and isolate my sister so that she can be his next target of abuse - which is extremely beneficial, because not only does that give him a new punching bag, but it also hurts my mother in the process. He's now flapping all of his fucking feathers in front of my sister, buying her all kinds of shit, letting her do whatever she wants, just to convince her that he's her saviour the same way he did my mother and me, so he can isolate her enough where she would have nowhere to go. And the 14-year-old is, of course, falling for absolutely every scrap of it, because she's a fucking child and you can't expect a child to be able to identify when they're being groomed.

My mom and my step-dad and the boyfriend are all adults so I honestly could not give one flying piece of shit about any of them because they're big kids and can deal with their own problems. But I am absolutely fucking LIVID that my sister has gotten dragged into it for so long. It's so fucking unfair to her, unfair to her childhood. She has no home because the goddamn morons insist that she travels from one house to another every week just so my step-father can try and groom his next abuse victim and so my mother can get back at her ex-abuser (and also probably protect my sister, but I do notice that she hasn't attempted to fight for full custody).

I'm also honestly mad at myself for not getting involved earlier, for staying quiet and trying to play nice with both sides. I called the fucking asshole yesterday and told him I'd take him out for dinner for his birthday because EIGHT FUCKING YEARS AGO he hurt me for not wishing him a happy birthday. I should've known something was up when I could hear him smiling through his phone and telling me that he'll think about it.

It's on, motherfucker. It's fucking on.

posted 1 month ago
#44 Dream WHIP in Off Topic

https://imgur.com/8Xk4TRd

Also, I'm not a huge fan of the Chiron's appearance, nor do I feel a particular need for four digits worth of horsepower, but holy shit what they did with the interior and controls is mega classy: https://imgur.com/cbdVa9P

Also I would already own this little guy... if it wasn't for the 15-year law on imports. :( https://imgur.com/EZXCPUd

posted 2 months ago
#20 Morris LFT in Recruitment (looking for team)

Morris is an amazing, kind, encouraging teammate who can make adjustments on the fly, can maincall or co-call the shit out of things, and has good DM and confidence. His calling made me realize granary could be fun (a year ago now), which is a pretty big accomplishment, and I'm sure he's gotten even better since then. Please give him a good, serious home!

posted 2 months ago
#464 ESEA Season 29 Open Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion

Anybody has any experience with garbage ping to ESEA Chicago servers? I've played since S23 and have had decent (read: 70 from BC) ping for years. This season, suddenly, 150. It's still 70 to all non-ESEA Chicago servers.

posted 2 months ago
#1 Newbie Mix Team LFP Soldiers + Subs! in Recruitment (looking for players)

Posting this on behalf of a very dedicated newbie mix team that got hit with a lot of unfortunate circumstances. They are a slightly older group (18-20) and are dedicated to having fun and improving.

They need soldiers to finish the season with, as well as a sub or two if you're interested. The only requirement is be willing to show up, lose, and improve/learn a lot in the process.

Please add Professor Renderer: https://steamcommunity.com/id/renderervongadgetmeister/
Or myself (Mallory): https://steamcommunity.com/id/thebunnysaur/

posted 3 months ago
#4 lft open medic in Recruitment (looking for team)

Bashy is on one of the newbie mixes teams this season, originally as their sub (which is when I'm assuming he made this thread, but has since moved to main for them after a few roster shuffles).

He's a very mature and pleasant individual who was very accommodating to his team's requests to play various classes as their sub despite not having a ton of experience on them. Along with his reliability, he has real potential for leadership and would be a great backbone for any team that picks him up in the future.

posted 3 months ago
#329 ESEA Season 29 Open Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion

On the one hand I totally get that people not showing up on time because they need to finish a jump map/beat this nerd in MGE/poop is a pandemic in this community and it’s absolutely infuriating because it’s seriously not that hard to be on time.

On the other hand you’re all paying to play a game that has a net negative financial outcome for the vast majority of players, which means literally the only thing you’re paying for is playtime, so... it makes zero fucking sense to not play what you’re paying for. In addition it’s a well-known fact that the client for ESEA is hot shit that can smite anyone at any time so this is just a case of treat others how you want them to treat you when you’re stressed out and have no control over a glitchy software that’s making you late. At the very least attempt to communicate and set boundaries AHEAD of time, i.e. hit up your opponent a few days in advance and tell them, yo, please try to ensure everyone is in at 10:30 prompt because we really need to start on time, so that there’s zero surprises when you show up and aren’t terribly accomodating to delays (which I’ve done. And we got in the server at 10:20 and started at 10:33). Or vice versa, tell your opponent at the 20-minute mark that hey, we think this is going to be a long-term delay, would you like to take the FFW now, or reschedule to another day? Like this can literally all be avoided by just talking and trying to empathize with the other team.

posted 3 months ago
#57 what are ya READING? in Music, Movies, TV

I work at the library and usually have like 20 books at home at once.

I read an amazing children's novel called The Stars Beneath our Feet from the perspective of a little boy growing up in Harlem, and it was really touching and sweet. I also read a YA novel called The Female of the Species in like a single night and decided after reading the whole book that I didn't like it. But apparently a lot of teens do because it's nominated for a reader's choice award.

I'm also trying to slog through like "Best/Winnerrest Science Fiction Novel of all time" lists and reading Hyperion by Dan Simmons and I just can't get into it.

Also I read the Silmarillion like a billion times when I was younger and loved it, but it is kind of uneven because it's actually a compilation/trim-and-paste of like several different full-length books he never published.

posted 3 months ago
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