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I actually am fairly happy with my setup, so I'm not looking to win. However, it saddens me to see how many Turning Point Rig posts there are coming from newly registered folks. I'm only entering because I felt like sharing my rat's nest of a gamer's corner and b) I was hoping that I could gift a possible win to one of the longer-time regulars who desperately needs it. If that's not allowed or people think it's not cool, whatever, I'd rather not enter the contest. Either way, here's my sad little corner of the web:



As you can see, I've already started on the Not My Goodwill Pile up there. Down below is my server CaptainMorgan (he's currently defunct, so I guess he's more like an AdmiralNelson right now). The server has something like 1.5 TB running Debian. As for the actual rig, it's got something like a AMD X2 4400+ or something like that, 4GB Ram, and an ATI 1950XPro which runs TF2 beautifully on the highest settings, which is all I really care about.

I've also got one of the worst mistakes I ever made in terms of buying computers, my laptop. Granted, it was replacing an old-ass eMachines laptop (that I sent in 17 times during it's 3 year warranty, best $100 I ever spent), so it wasn't THAT bad a choice, but still. I rue the day I ever tried to get a small gaming laptop. They just don't work. I can run TF2 at 640x480 with about 20fps, but if this sad panda isn't sitting on a desk, my sperm count drops like a rock. It runs way too hot while doing way too little. Such is the way it goes with XPS I guess. It *is* small though. At least there's that...

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Apparently they're beating and mugging the shit out of emos in Mexico right now...

Partial Copypasta from http://www.zmemusic.com/other/the-emo-witch-hunt-in-mexico-emo-kids-get-bashed-across-the-country/

Emo kids are easy to recognize due to their highly specific fashion style (black clothes, tight jeans, huge bangs, black eye makeup), as well as behavior. They’re characterized by a general state of depression and a sense of being not understood. Self mutilations and suicide attempts are common among the more hard followers. The whole emo movement has been detested for a pretty long time in Mexico, but up till now was mildly tolerated and ignored. The last drop to fill the glass though, was a recent videocast by popular local VJ, named Kristoff, who expressed a serious dose of anti-emo rhetoric and switched to English to say, on network television, “Fucking bullshit” referring to the emo movement.

Blogs, myspace pages, forums and various other internet websites, in Mexico, are all filled anti-emo message, proving there’s a somewhat nation-wide spread anger. Here’s just a few examples:

“I HATE EMOS!!! They are not even people, they are so stupid, they cry over meaningless things…My school is infested with them, I want to kill them all!”

“We’ve never seen all the urban tribes unite against one single tribe before…Emos, their way of thinking is for crap, if you are so depressed please do us all a favor and kill yourselves!”

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Also, I give you goths/emos not having fun at Disneyland.


Edit:
A video for you (I fail at embedding w/ BBCode) http://youtube.com/watch?v=Prb1rnNjQpI
And Cue the YTMNDs - http://queemo.ytmnd.com/








Hey there folks! As per common sense should have dictated with my first post, I'll go ahead and introduce myself. I'm copulatingduck, though I'm inevitably stuck with "duck" with any online game I play. I've been gaming since the late 80's, when I was just a wee tike, blowing on my NES cartridges trying to make the damn things work. I've owned most of the major systems since the NES, mostly because all I ever wanted as a kid was games and more games.

My big 3 hobbies are movies, anime, and video games. I also constantly catch hell for them, supposedly being plenty old enough to have "found something else better to do." I'm looking at my last year of college for Engineering right now, so hopefully by the time it's all said and done with, I'll have more money and free time to pursue... well, besides more movies, anime, and video games, I guess robotics. Building real-life kill-bots is something I don't think any self-respecting engineer could say no to.

As for my current gaming interests, I'm really feeling the love for Team Fortress 2 (PC) and Mass Effect. And while being an asshole in both can be pretty fucking entertaining, I generally play TF2 by the books. Seriously though, I cannot get enough of TF2. I'm also really digging Gurren Lagann, an anime full of all sorts of epic fucking win. I heartily suggest to anyone into over-the-top mech battles with their anime.

Well that's all I can think of. Despite my fagtacular first post, I'll try to not suck so bad.







copulatingduck
11:21 PM on 01.27.2008

Hey folks! Complete newb to Destructoid, but man do I love the community. Either way, I figured I should get a first post out there to introduce myself, so I figured I'd pass along this little tidbit. If you hated Snoop Dogg Dreamland though, you might want to pass. :)