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About ThunderPeel2001

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  1. Things have gotten bad, and this is my attempt at sorting things out. Firstly, I'm sorry if I've hurt your feelings. Yes, you. It's never been my intention to hurt anyone in any of the arguments I've engaged in. Really. Secondly, with this in mind, it's probably time I gave this forum a little breather. It's gotten to the point where visiting it can literally ruin my day (like today). A certain double-barreled PM from someone here ruined my Christmas, and now it just seems hit and miss as to whether I'll feel like shit for the rest of the day when I visit. Clearly I've managed to rub a lot of you up the wrong way, and clearly this isn't doing me any favours either. Cards on the table time: Yes, I'm highly opinionated. Yes, I don't see any point in backing down if someone tells me I'm wrong. Yes, lately I've been feeling too sensitive and have taken things too personally. And, yes, unfortunately, that is really not a good mix. It's a pretty terrible mix, in fact. Somebody made a post here a while ago about how they'd hate to be on a forum that reacts to how you say things, rather than what you're saying. Unfortunately for me, that's now the forum I visit each day. I honestly feel I'm making logical, impersonal statements. I never resort to personal attacks or insults, and try to stick to whatever is being discussed, but I'm still apparently managing to stomp over other people's feelings. For that, I'm sorry. It's not intentional, and it's not personal. Of course, assuming that other people aren't taking things personally makes me something of a hypocrite, or at least incredibly ignorant. (The silver-lining of which is that it means I assume that you're all much happier and well-adjusted than me, and so can take criticisms of your arguments better than me.) This is what low self-esteem looks like. When I'm criticized it feels a lot more painful than it should, even if it's just an opinion or belief of mine. Yes, I come with baggage. (Where's Raz when you need him??) And so (for the sake of my own self-worth) I find myself defending my beliefs. Not attacking you, mind. Defending me. That's an important distinction, even if you feel the end result is the same. If I've gotten your back up, just know that it wasn't personal. I wasn't attacking you, I was defending me. And yes, that's my problem, not yours. Anyways, the upshot of all this is that me being here isn't making me happy, and it's not making you happy. So it'd be better for both of us if I kept out of things from now on. At least for a little while. I'm terribly sorry for any pain I may have caused you. And again, it wasn't personal. Life is just difficult sometimes. I'm sorry!
  2. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  3. BioShock Infinite

    Just turn off "Mouse Acceleration" in the settings -- makes things MUCH better.
  4. BioShock Infinite

    Yeah, I've been avoiding announcements, so I didn't get that one.
  5. BioShock Infinite

    I wasn't sure if it was leading to some big twist where everything is actually set more in the future than you think... Guess not.
  6. And the ball keeps bouncing...

    I guess I just don't like getting abuse. It hurts. It's unpleasant. It ruins my day. And for what? Because I simply responded to a PM I got from a total stranger. I'm not sure how to respond to this. Should the community tolerate ganging up on people? Is it the person's fault for being ganged up on? Why aren't those that do the "ganging up" taken to task? I used to enjoy posting here.
  7. BioShock Infinite

    Ha! I think the PC version might look a bit better?
  8. And the ball keeps bouncing...

    I guess I don't see anything sacred about a "private" message. I'm sure you'd all post an email you'd received here without giving it a second thought -- especially if it was from an absolute stranger. Also, I've purposely avoided posting anything relating to what's being argued about. Abuse is abuse, and just because it's done in "private" doesn't mean it's hunky dory. The closing of that particular thread was supposed to end such things, not just send it underground. I wish I could post what I said that provoked BFrank's response, but I can't without digging up old ground.
  9. BioShock Infinite

    LOVING this so far! (I just got to Soldier's Field.) Everything feels so alive and fluid.
  10. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    I need more.
  11. And the ball keeps bouncing...

    Soon after that thread was locked (you know the one, it begins with "F"), I was contacted by the user BFrank (someone I don't know and have never talked with) who disagreed with something I'd written in it. I'd happily share our entire discussion, but it involves things that might get people heated, so I've decided not to. Anyways, after I responded to his PM the venerable BFrank shut off our discussion with the following message: And so the heated discussion and childish abuse continues... but in private where people are less accountable. With this in mind -- is it really better to close heated threads rather than let them run their course? (I don't know the answer, I'm just asking. I can definitely see pros and cons to both.) Either way, I'm glad someone finally called me out on my blind hatred of Anita.
  12. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    Where's all the friendly nagging you promised me?
  13. BioShock Infinite

    Loving this so far! Just hit Soldiers Field. What an incredible experience!
  14. Downton Abbey

    No, it doesn't. CS is exaggerating. ITV isn't the "mum" channel, it's a huge mainstream channel like the BBC. As such, its programming is very mainstream and "safe", but it's not like the Hallmark Channel or anything like that. I think a lot of British people write it off as "yet another period drama" without actually seeing it, and so are surprised when it's well-regarded, but as soon as you watch it you realise it's much better than that.
  15. Downton Abbey

    Lol! Sorry, ColourfulStuff, but that's simply not true. It may not be aimed at people in their teens, but it's not aimed at middle-aged mums here, either. It's enjoyable schmaltz but it got too soapy for me in the fourth episode where they were carrying a dead body around the mansion in the dead of night. Before that moment I found it a fascinating portrayal of the differences in classes -- but then it turned into Dallas with butlers.