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  1. Diz

    New Moderators

    Welcome to the team!!
  2. I've seen it happen around other sites from time to time. I think it will be resolved soon. If anyone has friends unable to log on to the site in the meantime, you can let them know to proceed/ignore/add an exception to the certificate. The procedure can be different depending on the browser, and in some cases, it will be hidden until one clicks on something like Advanced or Read More.
  3. This is a store I never before had seen anywhere in my country (only knew about it due to foreign movies and TV series), and they literally just opened up a big Toys R Us store in my city. Someone did tell me that they wonder how long they will actually stay there, considering they seemed to be doing bad elsewhere. Interesting.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. Sometimes I wonder why I think playing League of Legends is a good idea. xD

  8. Diz

    Happy birthday!!

  9. 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.
  10. 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!

  11. (WARNING: Horror content, gore etc.)

    I made a short trailer for my Resident Evil 7 series. Do you like it? 

     

  12. Age: 28 Gender: Male Home Country: Norway 1. Have you ever been to the United States? Yes, once so far. 1a. If so why (business, vacation, study abroad program, visiting relatives, etc.)? Visiting one of you awesome members! 1b. How long were you there (If you have been to the US more than once please list the longest period you were there)? Roughly three months, the maximum time allowed for general travelling. 1c. Which state(s) did you visit? Minnesota. 1d. How would you describe your experience? Was it positive or negative? Did anything stick out as being good, bad, unusual, or unexpected? It was a great experience, one which will be hard to forget. As for anything sticking out as unexpected, there happens to be a lot of Norwegian blood down there. 2. Do you have any relatives living in the United States? None that I am aware of. 3. What is the general attitude towards the United States where you live? For the most part, people who have travelled to the United States have spoken warmly of it from a tourist's perspective, from what I have gathered. 3a. What are your personal feelings towards the United States? Personally, there are some things which I will never understand, along with things that scare me. One of the things being the controvery regarding weapons. I do not think I would feel safe living in a country where weapons are so readily available, to the public and police both. The other thing being capital punishment, an act which is long abolished in this and every remotely nearby country. Those conflicting feelings aside, USA feels like an exciting country, and I would love to travel there again someday. 4. What stereotypes of Americans are commonly found in your home country? Lawsuits. 5. It’s commonly said in the United States that America has no culture of its own but is instead a mish-mash of various other cultures. What is your opinion of this statement? Is there anything that you would consider unique to American culture? While I have no deep knowledge regarding how America works, I do feel that there are a lot of cultures that have come together, not least groups of people from various nations, the same way I feel how the English language absorbs many words and expressions from most other languages. I would say America is rich in culture, even if many of them theoretically could have originated elsewhere. 6. How familiar are you with the American political system? Are you aware of concepts such as the branches of government, the Bill of Rights, and the federal system? As a person with very little interest in his own country's political affairs, I am even less familiar with how the American political system works. 7. As you have probably already heard the United States is currently in the middle of a presidential election. Have you been following the election at all? I have been paying attention to certain basics of the election. 7a. If so what is your opinion of Donald Trump? After hearing some of the things he has said to the public recently, I was very shocked to hear about his victory, but as Clinton said not long ago, it is important that we give him a chance. 7b. What is your opinion of Hillary Clinton? I have not been paying all that much attention to Hillary Clinton. 7c. If you could vote in the election do you have any idea which one you would cast your vote for? Would you vote for a third party? Abstain from the election altogether? I would have needed to research both parties a bit more. Either that or abstain. 8. America has two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, how familiar are you with these parties and their ideologies? I am not at all familiar with the two major political parties in America. 9. The United States has earned itself the nickname of “the world’s policeman” due to its habit of getting involved in other countries’ affairs. Do you think America should continue to intervene in foreign conflicts, or should it let other nations solve their problems themselves? USA is a powerful nation, and with power comes great responsibility. I do not know enough politics at this point to say whether they should be involved in other countries' affairs or not, as I know there can be dire consequences either way. 10. Do you think that there is anything America could learn from your country’s culture or political system? Is there anything that you think your country could learn from America’s culture or political system? America is diverse, big and powerful. I used to think that America could benefit from adapting to far less weapons and less capital punishment, but over time I realized that it is a completely different country in many ways. What works for the country I live in is not necessarily going to work well for America. As for political systems, Norway is technically a kingdom, but the royal family has absolutely no power other than veto rights. Instead, the government is the one in control. What's up with that? USA's president is at least not just for show, they do things, as far as I am aware anyway.
  13. Wow, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location sure was something different. And tense ... So tense ... I hope my microphone still works after that little incident.

    That said, YouTube Live seems to work quite alright, I'll need to use that more!

    1. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      oh, you were livestreaming it earlier?

      didn't know.

    2. Diz

      Diz

      Yeah, I gave it a shot, had no idea what to expect so I was terrified all along haha. It's on my channel uncut if you ever fancy some fresh reactions haha.

  14. Welcome aboard - Mania will be amazing, and it is great not to wait for it alone, but with fellow fans!
  15. *Stasis*

    *Stasis*

    *Stasis*

    *Leaving stasis*

    -- and that's why I think that we ... what are you looking at me like that for, did anything happen?

    1. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Uh no, not really. What were you saying again?

  16. About to play Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice! Been looking forward for another Phoenix Wright adventure.

    Something is wrong because this time around I can find my charger. Usually I cannot find my charger when I am hyped for 3DS action.

    1. Tara

      Tara

      I need this game so badly right now.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      OH SHIT I FORGOT TO STEAL YOUR CHA- uh I mean

      objection the autopsy report clearly states the victim was poisoned not stabbed

  17. 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).

  18. 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 ...
  19. Diz

    The Job thread

    I work full time as a computer workshop/ICT consultant in this town. I learn a lot, I am technically the only full-time employee, but since computers have become so ridiculously cheap, repairs is a dying breed, but the few customers we do have are happy and very loyal. The economical situation is horrible, and the future is looking grim (we are the only computer workshop left in the entire region as far as I know), but I won't go too far into that. Since most of the time I work alone and things have a tendency to happen all at once, it can be pretty stressy, but all-in-all I am happy to be at service.
  20. 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

      CF3635

      Sounds interesting...

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      Sounds like you came from the moon...

      KILLAH IS DED CONFIRMED CANON 2 REL LIFE

  21. My friend Ben and I were in London earlier this month to check out Drop Dead's Sonic clothes! I was merely the cameraman. Check out all the cool Sonic stuff here: 

     

    1. ebongrey23

      ebongrey23

      I really liked the "First Place" sweater jacket with the checkered patterns inside. Enjoyed the video. :3

  22. Happy birthday!

  23. At the airport and soon departing for Heathrow. I have never been there before, and people say it can be scary, but I'll manage! UK, here I come!

    1. CF3635

      CF3635

      Hope that it goes well.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      I'm in the UK for the first time too, and I'll be headed for London in just a couple days. My flight leaves from Heathrow :P

      Traveling alone can be daunting, but thankfully everything went smoothly for me at the airports. I'm sure you'll be fine too!

    3. Hyp3hat

      Hyp3hat

      Welcome to our stupid country! Heathrow's easy, my #1 travel tip for London would be to grab a physical tube map as soon as possible. Or download City Mapper when u hit the next free wifi, so you don't hop on the wrong train or bus. 

      But London's great! If you need any recommendations for food, pubs or cool stuff to do, hit me up.

    4. Boomer

      Boomer

      Save yourself!

    5. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Do us all a favour and punch Dave Cameron in the mouth while you're there.

    6. Kiah

      Kiah

      Have a safe flight! And have a safe and fun trip! :) 

  24. Vacation time, woooh!!

    1. Joy

      Joy

      Have fun!

    2. Kiah

      Kiah

      Have a fun and safe one! 

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