It's Friday my dudes, welcome to another chill thread!
Post about how your week went, what your plans for the weekend are or anything you might need advice with. I'll be here all day to reply to anyone that posts.
Previous thread: Later today a friend of mine will also be hosting the thread, we'll take turns replying to anons until I go to sleep and they take over for American hours. Also, I keep getting up late, send help...
Week went alright. Went to a Fourth of July party last night where I was quiet and kinda socially withdrawn. I need to learn how to be more social.
Not doing anything for the weekend but working and studying and hopefully applying for a credit card so I can finally start working on my credit. Today was my payday too, so that was nice.
Going to the arcade after work by myself (as usual) to play some weekly DDR. This is the only experience I have going outside. Occasionally someone joins me and it's a whole different brand of fun but until then, I'll just keep playing doubles. For anyone interested in seeing what that looks like: bitchute.com/video/EYRI4SsDsbYK/
I work in our company's credit department so if you have any questions, let me know.
Man, I hope you had fun because going to parties without friends and staying alone kind of sucks. If you're a student I recommend trying to get along with your classmates since they probably go to parties and even if you don't particularly mesh that well with them they can serve as a gateway to meet other people as well as a way to learn how to be more social. If you're looking to build up some credit score you should check out this guy's videos, he has a whole channels' worth of them about credit cards. youtube.com/watch?v=t0LHCMcv05Y&list=PLFujcp9Mrik_3hREyITFfwHb2ak6-Ud7B
Good luck with the work and studying user!
I know someone who plays DDR at arcades too, they went to a competition but got eliminated on the first round unfortunately. Nice moves though, you should go out some more, maybe do some cardio so that you build some resistance and can play for longer.
>DDR Yeah unfortunately competitions are almost always only about score so my skill goes wasted aside from the cardio and enjoyment. I can play for about 3 hours non-stop but most of my sessions are 5-6 hours. My legs give out before anything else but I don't know how to build endurance without simply playing more.
Work really sucks but that’s not new, 4th of July cookout went better than expected. I tried to make some small talk with my dad about my game I’m making and mentioned how there’s a bit more to it than I thought for one script to work, just to let him know how something in my life is going, and he asks me if I can hire a company to make my game for me. The game is pretty much a hobby for me and ignoring the horrendous financial implications that’d be related with hiring a company to make the game, I wouldn’t learn anything about game dev and overall I’d be worse off for it (Assuming it’s an option) I guess it just really hit a nerve with me.
You can build a fair bit of endurance by just running outside, something like 15 minutes every day or every other day at a pace that gets you tired by the end of it can go a long way in building endurance after a while.
Building a small house (~15 cubic meters) with my dad. Today we got floor isolation + floor done. Walls are about 1/3 built; tomorrow we'll set up the door and window, and build the rest of the walls. After that it'll be raining until monday. Then over next week we'll build and isolate the roof, isolate the walls, put in a proper floor, make finishing touches, maybe paint the outside, and lastly I'll move into my new home next door. I've lived in an apartment alone for over a year and realized that it's a waste of money and it's not like I ever have visitors and I'll never bother to look for a new gf, so we decided that I'd move back. But since there was no longer an empty room for me in the villa, I'm getting my own small house, which is fantastic. It's also out of town so I can do whatever and be as loud as I please 24/7.
A cookout sounds tasty desu. It sounds like your dad is just being a boomer, I wouldn't take it too seriously because he probably meant it as a joke. What kind of game are you developing user?
>Man, I hope you had fun because going to parties without friends and staying alone kind of sucks. If you're a student I recommend trying to get along with your classmates since they probably go to parties and even if you don't particularly mesh that well with them they can serve as a gateway to meet other people as well as a way to learn how to be more social. Thanks. My problem is that I guess I freeze up when trying to talk to people because I'm kind of a boring person since I don't really go out that much, still live with my parents, haven't had a gf, or sex, so I never know what to talk about most of the time. My sense of humor isn't that great either and I don't have the self-confidence to be funny.
And thanks for the YT link. Is it weird that I'm just now trying to build credit at 24?
I hope it looks cozy when it's done. But yah, living in an apartment alone is quite an hefty expense in most places, defenitely a waste of money unless you make bank and like it. Don't give up on looking for a girlfriend though, now you can be as loud with her as you want 24/7 without bothering the neighbours, you just have to find the right girl for you user.
Oh and as for plans aside that... uh. I guess I've enjoyed just hanging with my younger brother for the last two weeks while we've been working on this. The first week I played Path of Exile with him, and got bored with my third build; he still plays. He received a Valve Index this monday and we've been taking turns playing that in the evening. I don't feel much motivation towards sitting on my laptop in the livingroom, and just wanna save all the fun for when I've moved in. My apartment is just collecting dust, guess we'll just empty it sometime next week in one go.
It's lovely so far. Fresh wood smells so good. Pic is the website image of it without the roof, from above. Some rough estimate of size.
As for a gf, I dunno anymore. Been there done that. I'm an unlikable, friendless neet with no drive or care in general. Had a gf 5 years ago, lived together for 3, I left because I didn't feel like I was worth her, I see it as myself singlehandedly destroying a relationship that didn't require a lot of effort to be fantastic. I just gave up on everything I guess. She still talks to me and we play online occasionally. As friends of course. We actually began as friends on WoW back in like 2007, only became a couple around.. 2011-2012. She's very much over me but I don't know where I am about it I guess. I have zero desire to be more than friends but I still think fondly about our years. Well, we did fight a lot too, but that's my fault. A new gf would just be the same thing. Been there done that, you know? Except I'm even less desirable than even back then. I wouldn't be friends with me.
I apologize for wall of texting. My fingers moved on their own, I promise.
I wouldn't say it's weird to start building credit at 24, I suppose you could have done it sooner but the difference will be marginal since you'd just have reached a point where you wouldn't be able to get much more score. Confidence is built by going outside your comfort zone user, stuff like living with your parents and not having had a gf or sex shouldn't matter too much when it comes to being a boring person either. You'll always be boring to someone who doesn't share your hobbies and interests, that's pretty much inevitable as you'll only be able to do small talk with them; so you should recognize who you can and can't be friends with ans stick to the possible friends without being unpollite to others. Humor works much the same way, but it's mostly about knowing how to deal with the fact that sometimes your jokes don't land and knowing how to make a better joke the next time around. All of these things require trial and error, but honestly user, you have nothing to lose from trying to build up your social skills and confidence levels as it'll help you be a better more successful person in the long run. A friend of mine used to recommend a book about stuff like this, «How to Win Friends and Influence People» maybe you should check it out albeit I've heard that some people find that it states the obvious, check some of the reviews on Amazon and make up your mind about I suppose.
Some brotherly bonding time is always nice, mine's 6 so I can't play vydia with him yet because vydia games are the devil. Is the Valve Index any good? It's like 0.7-1K€ which is more expensive than the competition and I don't particularly trust a software developer that barely makes games anymore to release good hardware; but maybe that's just me? I talked about this with someone before but they got really mad about me implying that Valve was overrated. If you got a gf before then you can't be that unlikeable, but yah, the driveless NEET thing definitely gets in the way of things. I'm not going to tell you how to live your life, but since you like building houses you might as well try to get into that field, it'd be funner than a desk job if you're interested in it. Drive is very much about not being a lazy faggot and forcing yourself to do things until you can do more and more; it takes time but you'll eventually get over it. But yah, a gf right now would just be the same thing, I think you should focus on yourself user.
Also, you should consider adding a desk at the end of your bed or perhaps getting a sliding one that goes over your bed with wheel's on the bottom, a bookshelf would probably also be nice for storage space and a drawer too. I do realize that those are stand-in 3D models but you should keep these things in mind when you furbish the house.
Yeah you’re probably right, I got too many ideas but the game I’m working on is basically a portal clone minus the portals but messing with object scale to solve puzzles, I don’t have a decent elevator pitch yet, thanks for asking!
>I wouldn't say it's weird to start building credit at 24, I suppose you could have done it sooner but the difference will be marginal since you'd just have reached a point where you wouldn't be able to get much more score. Okay. I feel weird because there's so many things I haven't gotten around to doing yet at my age.
>Confidence is built by going outside your comfort zone user, stuff like living with your parents and not having had a gf or sex shouldn't matter too much when it comes to being a boring person either. How do I not let those things affect me?
> You'll always be boring to someone who doesn't share your hobbies and interests, that's pretty much inevitable as you'll only be able to do small talk with them; so you should recognize who you can and can't be friends with ans stick to the possible friends without being unpollite to others. I kinda figured.
>Humor works much the same way, but it's mostly about knowing how to deal with the fact that sometimes your jokes don't land and knowing how to make a better joke the next time around. Alright. I get nervous just thinking about it though.
>All of these things require trial and error, but honestly user, you have nothing to lose from trying to build up your social skills and confidence levels as it'll help you be a better more successful person in the long run. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. Got it. A friend of mine used to recommend a book about stuff like this, «How to Win Friends and Influence People» maybe you should check it out albeit I've heard that some people find that it states the obvious, check some of the reviews on Amazon and make up your mind about I suppose. I have that one. I've read through a fair bit of it. Seemed helpful. I have like, 5 other self-help books I've been reading or have already read but have reread again and again which seem to help a lot.
Thanks for the advice, user.
>I feel weird because there's so many things I haven't gotten around to doing yet at my age. Life ain't a race user, most people rush into things and make mistakes, being slower than others is not necessarily a bad thing. >How do I not let those things affect me? Those things don't affect me because I don't particularly care about them, I have to live with my parents until I finish college, I have high standards and don't want to settle for someone that doesn't meet my requirements and I also don't want to lose my virginity to someone who isn't going to stay around in my life for a very long time. If these things are important to you then you should go get them without feeling ashamed about your situation because you're trying your best to fulfill them. >I get nervous just thinking about it though. That's perfectly normal user, everyone does, but some people just learn to deal with it and you can learn too. >Thanks for the advice, user. You're welcome user. Come by anytime.
Index is pretty fantastic. Definitely the most immersive and enjoyable VR available, imo. The price is its downside but if you CAN afford it, you should pick it over any other current VR. The controllers and 120-144hz alone are the deal makers to me.
I don't like any part of building. I'm motivated because it's gonna be great to live in, but it's frustrating, hot and painful to work with. Well I have to do most stuff on my own with my dad pointing and explaining, because his back is trashed from age. Yeah I'll certainly have a normal sized bed, my computer desk with chair, standing/floor AC in a corner, and also a small refrigerator. Probably getting some cheap, "just enough" IKEA drawer for clothes and utilities/vidya stuff at the bottom. I'm terrible at figuring out smart living, so right now my idea is just "the stuff I actually use". Which is my bed and computer almost exclusively.
If you're getting stuff from Ikea then they probably have some more modular desks that double as a desk and storage and other such furniture, so you should have an easy time managing storage with the little space you have.
Tomorrow making french toast with Canadian maple syrup. Later soon going swimming with another friend. I'm taking many dance lessons, doing everything I love doing, and starting to find hope again after so many years suffering depression, anxiety, panic attacks.. I just fear the world going grey and dark again...it is so hard to be in that state.
That's a pretty good idea. I should probably start looking at their catalogue.
That's sounds great user, many anons post about having the issues you've dealt with but not many anons come back to say that they got better. Your a beacon of hope for other people, keep doing the things you love doing, you deserve the bright and colorful world you're seeing right now!
Late afternoon bump.
>I work in our company's credit department so if you have any questions, let me know. What's the point of putting a ton of money into a savings account?
The point of a savings account is that the bank will use the money in it to turn a profit, usually through low risk avenues, and it'll return a part of the profits back into the account. The more money you put into one, the greater the profit potential. Just keep in mind that you'll be unable to withdraw money from said account for a while but that depends on the account's details and such.