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My 2yo watching some random cartoons on the second monitor when the video does this. this is shit. *turns off annotations*

E:


We are now watching his favourite cartoon instead.

(I sometimes worry that Manly is a bit to hardcore for a 2yo. I am probably right to worry.)

kentona: warping kids' minds since 2009
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ISIS recruiting in Canada. Awesome. Can't wait till planes start dropping out of the fucking sky and shit gets blown to pieces by those backward ass fucks. Harper probably won't even have the balls to kick them out of the fucking country either.
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
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author=kentona
My 2yo watching some random cartoons on the second monitor when the video does this. this is shit. *turns off annotations*

Given the internet, it could've been much worse. It could've been a full screen of "penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis" "pornhub" "topless lesbian catfight" and the sort. At least you won't have to explain to babby what a "lassben" is.
Nightowl
Remember when I actually used to make games? Me neither.
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I'm still here.
As long as you change your horrific avatar (it's kinda disturbing) and don't post blended mice, I'm fine with you being here!

Edit: Though you don't HAVE to change it. But it'd be nice if you did
Yellow Magic
Could I BE any more Chandler Bing from Friends (TM)?
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Is there a nice way to tell a sibling you don't want to live with them despite being in the same city?

My elder brother has started working in London (where I usually am) and once I'm back, I think it's expected that we'll share a flat somewhere in between where he and I work and split the costs.

The thing is (1) I would be paying anywhere between £10-30 a week more than my current rent for a flat that'd be further away from my workplace (my current place is a 25 minute journey, which is ridiculously close by London standards) (2) The one thing I like above all about living in London is doing whatever I want, whenever I want, and having to share is going to ruin that (3) At the risk of sounding arrogant, my elder brother isn't earning anywhere near the amount I'll be earning, and as such I fully expect having to pay more in terms of groceries, bills, etc.

What do? :( I'm thinking of using the fact that my brother hasn't properly lived on his own and needs the experience (he's 26!!), but I'm probably gonna come across as a douchebag to my family one way or another. It's not like I HATE them, I just don't want to live with them, but they probably wouldn't understand that...
The best thing to do when telling someone nicely off is to make it non-personal. It's not because you don't like them, or have anything against living with him, it's just that you generally want to live alone, and that it is more useful (objectively) to do so.
You stated perfectly valuable reasons, so all you gotta do is telling him that regardless of how you like him, it'd be more valueble for you both to live in separate flats.
For him, to gain experience and independence, and for you, to be more mobile and nearer to your workplace (and possibly saving money).
He'll also learn to have a proper grip on his finances, but that's not something to tell a person. It's not the normal way to live together anyhow, I've got a couple of siblings living near each other and having their own apartments. Even whilst short on money.


As for me, I think I spent far too much time pixeling. When I think of images, sometimes they come out pixelated...
Oh well, a little bit more won't harm.
Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
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Well Yellow, you already have reasons 1&2 :) No.3 Are you seeing anyone who might stay the night :) and that could not happen if sharing a flat ?

Does your problem have anything to do with nationality? Are you EXPECTED to help a sibling? Because it's expected of you?
If not, then you have a life to lead as does he.

PS help him find a place of his own and explain to him the joys of being able to live a life of freedom as you do.
PPS try to find him a place rat free :)
Yellow Magic
Could I BE any more Chandler Bing from Friends (TM)?
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author=Kylaila
You stated perfectly valuable reasons, so all you gotta do is telling him that regardless of how you like him, it'd be more valueble for you both to live in separate flats.
For him, to gain experience and independence, and for you, to be more mobile and nearer to your workplace (and possibly saving money).

Yeah, this is all true - the problem is how the parents would react, because I doubt they'd see it my way, even if my brother agreed. :/

author=Linkis
No.3 Are you seeing anyone who might stay the night :) and that could not happen if sharing a flat ?

Not at the moment, but I won't deny this is something I'm considering as well. Would be really awkward if I brought someone over with my brother around...

Does your problem have anything to do with nationality? Are you EXPECTED to help a sibling? Because it's expected of you?
If not, then you have a life to lead as does he.

Interesting topic to bring up, because I'm of Pakistani origin and traditionally families in the subcontinent stick together, even when the kids are married and well into their 30's. It's a tradition in decline, but still fairly prevalent.

PS help him find a place of his own and explain to him the joys of being able to live a life of freedom as you do.
PPS try to find him a place rat free :)

Luckily he already has a place for the short term from the 30th (that's walking distance from his place, no less). He will be sharing with strangers, though (he's staying in my place atm), so I'm not sure how he'll react to it.

Cheers guys.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
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Well, if you already have a place, rather than telling him he can't move in, a somewhat more diplomatic option might be to let him move in with you, wait about two months, and then let him know you found another place and will be moving out. Then you're not actually denying him anything, you're basically giving him your apartment. Act like it's a gift, treat it as an upgrade for him, and like he should be excited to have the place to himself. This will also cue him in to the fact that you feel that having one's own place is preferable.

Obviously this would be a lot more inconvenient for you, since you'd have to move. But it's an option if you're really having problems.
Is there a nice way to tell a sibling you don't want to live with them despite being in the same city?

All of my siblings and all of my wife's siblings live in the same city. None of us live together.


... though my wife's sister does owe me a date.
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
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author=Yellow Magic
Is there a nice way to tell a sibling you don't want to live with them despite being in the same city?

Families are like drugs, just say no.

Yeah, sorry that was flippant, but perhaps you need to come at this from a slightly different angle, simply don't mention it as a possibility. Don't even entertain it, and if/when your parents mention it, be amazed. Point out to them that at his age he has to show some independence. If your cultural background does stress the family angle higher than the average then I imagine they are looking to him to meet a girl and settle down, make a point of saying that if he wants to be seen as successful and mature then living with his sister is not the way to go about it. Not in 21st Century London, anyway.

Being seen as capable and responsible to a potential partner/mother to their grandchildren is more likely to work for their long term goals. Make it seem like you are doing him and therefore them a favour by enforcing his independence.

Then again they are your parents, you should know them well enough to ascertain their most likely trigger point and then simply apply pressure there.

It's not an easy one, families can be both the most amazing and the most horrendous things in the world. Good Luck.

Yellow Magic
Could I BE any more Chandler Bing from Friends (TM)?
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author=kentona
... though my wife's sister does owe me a date.
It's never too late kentona

(kidding kidding)

author=nhubi
If your cultural background does stress the family angle higher than the average then I imagine they are looking to him to meet a girl and settle down, make a point of saying that if he wants to be seen as successful and mature then living with his sister is not the way to go about it. Not in 21st Century London, anyway.
I've already spoken about this with my parents a couple of times and have pointed it out, but for some reason they still think he's gonna mature if he lives with me, simply because he's not living with the 'rents - which is blatantly untrue, because he's incredibly lazy by nature.

By the way, an easy mistake to make but I'm his brother, not sister. ;p

It's not an easy one, families can be both the most amazing and the most horrendous things in the world. Good Luck.
Ain't that the truth...cheers Nhubi!
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
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author=Yellow Magic
author=kentona
... though my wife's sister does owe me a date.
It's never too late kentona

(kidding kidding)


I'm late, I'm late!
For a very important date!
No time to waste, no time to wait!
I'm late, I'm late, I'm married.
Have any of you ever erected a dispenser?
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
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author=Kylaila
Thinking that I'd like to try translating some stuff. Would be lovely to gain some experience, but since I've never really done that and can only offer German-English right now, I wouldn't know who would ever need that where.


There are a few German only games on RMN you could translate :)
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
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author=MajoracanKing
Have any of you ever erected a dispenser?


I've had PEZ before if that's what you mean.

Nasty chalky things, they are. Only thing worse is magazine bubble gum.
No, that's not what I meant. But I kinda like Pez.
I'd never buy them or have them as my first choice.... Maybe I don't like them, then.

I was talking about Team Fortress Two. Which I've actually never played, despite it being free.
Why are you talking about it like that, then? And no, I only played other classes, although I certainly should've. Haven't played much, though.

author=nhubi
There are a few German only games on RMN you could translate :)

Oh, there are? Sure! The developer needed to be around, too, though. Or I gotta have some engines. Might be a little messy with message box restriction, but that'd be fun to work out, too.