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Diz last won the day on January 1 2013

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  1. As others have said, I am, too, amazed. After reading of the passing, I read up on the disease and estimated life span after diagnosis. What a fight. He carried such an intelligence - I wonder how it would have felt to have a look into his mind? Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.
  2. I don't view different pronunciations of names in different languages as incorrect. I find it more natural, if anything, as opposed to introducing one language's pronunciation of a name into an entirely different language, which at times can sound like you try to switch back and forth between languages mid-sentence. Here is a weird example. In some foreign TV shows here, standard procedure can be to translate not only the language itself, but also the name of characters, either altering them slightly or changing them fully in order to adapt and flow better with the new language. In modern foreign TV shows that end up dubbed however, it is now more common not only to use the original name, but also imitate its native pronunciation, as well. To me, it has a tendency of feeling unnatural more than anything. Each language has their own set of rules for how it is to be written or spoken for good harmony, and I would say "borrowing" pronunciation can interfere with said harmony. If I refer to an English name to someone else in my country through daily speech, I may have to focus when using English pronunciation mid-sentence, as opposed to the more seamless option. On the subject of Sonic the Hedgehog, me and others have always said something like "Swoonic", while one of my friends adapted the British pronunciation of Sonic (something which greatly confused me the first time I heard it).
  3. Do not worry, you are not a failure. The games can be really hard, and while players are going to have differing opinions on that matter, I think it comes down to each player and their place in the world of games, particularly Sonic the Hedgehog. You can be the ultra-swift cannonball speeding through the level with no trouble, you can be the casual hedgehog barely avoiding death traps and more carefully explores the level, or you can be the one currently not enjoying a game in particular for any reason and move onto other games in the series. We are all fans of the same hero and games, even if we personally did not play or finish certain games in the series. You played a variety of Sonic games, finished some even. If you still like Sonic after that, then you can never be a failure.
  4. Sometimes I wonder why I think playing League of Legends is a good idea. xD

  5. Diz

    Happy birthday!!

  6. This brings me to the reason I joined. Music was always a major part of any video game experience for me, and Sonic the Hedgehog provided a musical heaven. As someone collecting music tracks dear to oneself, I just had to grab my favourites. I found The Sonic Stadium, which hosted a large selection of soundtracks, and it made me happy. At a later date, I revisited this site to download the soundtrack of another game, This time, I wanted to show my gratitude by creating a user account and try to interact with the community. Through the SSMB, I have learned most of my English, and although currently I am more behind-the-scenes, I am proud to call this my long time comfortable online home.
  7. Hello, Bright Eyes! How are you doing? Sadly, we neither allow multiple accounts nor ban-dodging, something which is grounds for immediate account termination. If you wait out the initial ban period, you might be able to appeal at a later time (although repetitive violations will lessen the chance of this being granted). I hope you understand - Have a nice day!

  8. Welcome aboard - Mania will be amazing, and it is great not to wait for it alone, but with fellow fans!
  9. Locally looking for a router by original definition. It is funny how a modern router in fact is everything but a router. (Modern "routers" instead use NAT for Internet access, and the actual router, RIPv2 functionality etc. is no longer a feature in most routers, ironically).

  10. I cannot recall experiencing sleep paralysis. I most commonly sleep on the side, and coincidentally, research says it reduces the chance of having a sleep paralysis. Whether or not this would be true, I do think it is easier breathing while lying on the sides, which may help against a sleep paralysis making you feel like you are being asphyxiated. In those cases, it is apparently not uncommon to hallucinate that a horrifying creature from your deepest nightmares be sitting on your chest impairing your breathing. Another reason for why I have not experienced this yet might be due to me almost always sleeping with my head under the covers. This does not give me vision of my room and its closet or dark corners, rather nothing at all, so I feel that might help. That said, parts of my childhood has been haunted by nightmares almost every night, waking up around 1 am all sweaty and broken, and many of the dreams were about me sleeping in my room, so there are some weird similarities, hehe. While on the subject, on my YouTube channel, I used the Oculus Rift to virtualize a sleep paralysis. The Oculus Rift, along with a good headset, makes the experience feel extremely genuine, but the worst part is that it felt just like some of my past, more cruel nightmares. Technology ...
  11. I dreamt that I visited the Moon as part of someone's expedition, but the distance we travelled was more like Mars. There was established a certain area on the surface with an invisible shield that allowed for breathing. It sounded scary at first, but when we arrived, it looked more like a city on Earth with slightly lower gravity.

    I am certain I dreamt of this because I played an immersive horror game yesterday where I was placed out in the middle of nowhere, and I was admiring the beautiful starlit sky ...

    1. CF3635


      Sounds interesting...

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Sounds like you came from the moon...


  12. hai!

    1. Diz


      Heya! How are you?

    2. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      i'm good you?

    3. Diz


      I am good, thanks! Just tired, about heading to bed to get some sleep before work.

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