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About Sombre

  • Rank
    Ghost in the Shell
  • Birthday 02/10/1989


  • Location
    Manchester, UK.
  • Interests
    I lie in bed and watch movies and sometimes play a game.
  • Occupation
    Student/Writer/Your best friend.
  1. Life

    The rain here for the last few days has been crackers. My partner is actually from Dorset, she's from Weymouth. I almost aquaplaned (Is that what you call it?) on the Bypass the other day, very scary
  2. Life

    It's probably been almost a decade since I last checked in over here, despite loving Thumbs back in the day. I'd like to hope some people are still around here, like Toblix, Elmuerte, Wrestlevania etc, but I know that was a lifetime ago. Quick update on the last decade: Was a Teaching Assistant for almost a decade, then I got my dream job teaching English in Japan with the JET Programme. Weeks before departure, COVID hit, and it ruined the whole thing. However, I met my life partner on the programme, and a few months ago, I moved from Manchester to Devon to spend the rest of my life with her. I'm about to start a job at a private hospital in the countryside as a receptionist after a crappy few months of working for the council I still keep in touch with James, who is doing well. Is this forum still active at all, or has it all moved over to Discord now?
  3. Spelunky!

    I am very pleased that almost 4 years on, this thread is still ongoing
  4. Hello friends! This is essentially a repost of a thread I made over on Giantbomb, as I know a lot of people on here share some insight into the inner workings of Linu/Android. Here goes: I'll try to break this down into the simplest terms possible, because I'm not entirely sure what happened myself. Last week, I picked up this tablet from a friend who was selling it for an absolute song. It could dual boot into either a windows 7 partition, or some kind of android OS, I presume some kind of linux based thing. The devide is unfortunately plagued with some low ass hard drive space issues, so I spent some time trying to get some stuff downloaded so I could...use it properly. As I was cleaning out some hard drive space, I accidentally caused a bit of a fuck up, and I THINK I deleted the android partition. My original intent was to get rid of that, and use it wholly as a windows 7 tablet, but I fucked up, admittedly, and ended up clearing out the partition wrong. My plan was to remove the android part, freeing up that 2gb for use on the windows partition, but I believe I did it wrong. From what I've gathered from very underwhelming google results is delete some kind of GRUB boot order, which is throwing up an "Error 17" anytime the device tries to boot itself from the hard drive, as it can't find out how to boot anymore, or the order I believe? So, as it stands, it's a bit of a brick, as it stands, which is obviously upsetting. When I turn it on, it tries to boot, and just goes to a black screen that says "Error 17". The device has no CD drive, but more than one USB slot with which to utilise. If anyone could shed light as to what I've done, and offer advice on how to fix it, I would be eternally grateful. I'm honestly at my wits end already. It's such an elusive error message that I feel very lost, already!
  5. I liked the cast a lot, and I've been a massive fan for a long time. But I really wish you guys would stop making poop noises when you feel like you've ran a topic aground. It's a bit silly.
  6. Far Cry 3

    Yeah, it's more of a "Oh gosh, a dead body, everyone on high alarm I guess!"
  7. Far Cry 3

    Allow me to elucidate upon my time with Farcry 3 with an anecdote. It is a bit "Grenade rolled down a hill" like...but what good thumbs community story isn't? I was planning to hit an enemy base because it provided a good foothold for some future endeavors. I had a silenced sniper rifle, and a standard SMG incase things got a bit hairy, which I was hoping they wouldn't do. After an exhaustive search of the perimeter, I was happy that I had tagged the entire base. (Think of tagging as planting a big old skull over the enemy heads so you can be aware of their location at all times). I snuck in and knifed the first guy, dragging his corpse away and revelling in my success as a super bad ass stealth murderer. After a few more choice knifes and sniper kills, I could see the ranks of guards being easily whittled down. After shutting down the alarms, I forsaw it to be an easy victory. Little to my knowledge, the eco system within the game decided it was not to be this way. As I was approaching a guy,out of nowhere, I saw a tiger full on BOOK IT towards him, pouncing upon him and killing him in one hit. I was so shocked and flabbergasted by this tiger appearing that I turned tail and absolutely legged it one. The tiger then, weirdly enough, turned around and went off on his own business. I guess the tiger had it out for that one guy, right? Due to this, a patrolling guard found the corpse of the tiger mauled man, and everything went a little bit tits up. A passing convoy full of guards came, and started trying to flush me out, even though it was totally that tiger that did everything! 5 minutes later, I killed the enemy commander, took his keys, and went about my life. I was running, mind you, from an absolute hail of bullets as they opened up on me as I was trying to run to glorious safety (I'd ran out of bullets by this time). Thinking to myself "Oh I'll do a totally sweet escape manoveur", I ran and lept into the water, under the assumption that I would get the cover of water to protect me. I landed in the water, and a crocodile ate me as soon as I hit it, killing me instantly. I breathed out, and took my hands off the keyboard. You should play Far Cry 3
  8. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    I quit playing Rayman Origins at the last level because it was overly long, unfair, and super unintuitive. I youtubed the ending and thought I'd got my moneys worth for £10. It's weird how the curve of fun on that game lowers over time...
  9. The Legend of Zelda

    "If you have played video games before, select YES to remove tedious bullshit"
  10. The Legend of Zelda

    If by 3 hours you mean, like 10, and they're all kinda shitty because WMP is...kind of BAD, then yeah, I guess.

    Already donated. God speed
  12. Laws in giving away food in the UK?

    I've thought abuot contacting the Salvation Army and seeing if they can get someone to come down 5 minutes before we leave and pick up all the cheap leftovers. Full loaves of bread for 9p. HUNDREDS OF THEM
  13. Hi everyone. I work at a supermarket in the UK, Morrisons, and I'm trying to find out some stuff before I go to my manager with it. Does anyone know what the laws are, if there are any, as to giving food away? The problem is, at the end of the night, we have SO MUCH STUFF leftover that just simply gets thrown away. I'm talking about giant bins FULL of bread, meat, yogurts, and all sorts of other shit. With the amount of people starving/homeless out there, it seems incredibly wasteful. I think it'd be a sterling idea if at the end of the night, charities could come at the end of the night, and pick up a load of stuff for people who desperately need it. But I'm not sure how the laws prevent this, if they do. I'm aware that they could be held liable if the food goes bad, but it seems so stupid to have all this food thrown away at the end of the night. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd love to go to my boss with an actual proper proposal, so this food wouldn't just get wasted.
  14. Post your face!

    We had a little explore
  15. Tabletop RPGs

    Yeah sure. Let me know how you feel about that shit in the PM when you get a chance too, I'd love to get my dwarf man ready!