Discussion in 'Whatever' started by patrickvaz, Apr 1, 2017.
^ Post of the day. Thank you, Grace.
There is for sure a lot to take in here. I have thought about quitting on both sides of the coin both as a collector and maker. I have taken breaks where I've focused on other things (still collecting but just different stuff lol). Its always helped me to take a step back because it realigns why I want to be here. I can't say enough how much I love being a part of this community. So many of you have been in my life for years many of you attended my wedding and one of you was in my wedding party. THATS HUGE TO ME. The fact that some of my best friends live across the country and I met them collecting toys baffles me all the time. I know this discussion isn't about this per se but this is a big factor in why at this point most fo the negative shit doesn't even phase me. I get to wake up go to work talk about toys all day with my friends on here or on IG and then go home and plot out making cool shit. Also I can't say enough how thankful I am for the kind words and responses I've been getting on my stuff. I feel so motivated to produce and make the most fun and accessible stuff I can. Thank you to Joe Paul and Rich for all the advice and kind words over the years and the help you have offered me. You all have more then earned your success through hard work and focus not to mention just being solid guys.
I don't buy a toy if I won't pay the price and if I do pay the price then I won't complain cause I paid it. Sometimes I'm jonesing for a toy so I pay more then I should to someone I shouldn't. Toys Happen. I'm just happy they are here and a bunch of cool ass people are still making them.
... Fuck I miss this board sometimes. This was great.
@Mr. Humphreys You're very welcome, Grace! It's not just a name, it's also how you handle things! Corniness aside, I really do appreciate your thoughts and the time you took to write them out here for us. I, too, am a rather emotionally heavy person, whether it's sadness or joy, love and hate, anger happiness. And I can relate very much to being hit out of the blue, as that's one of the main conditions of my manic depression. When these bouts hit I do my best to live in it, not run from it, and have my time to feel whatever I need to feel, and let it go. I try not to linger on it 'cause then it turns into something much worse. Doesn't always work, but as you said, we're only human! I've certainly held onto hatred and vengeful feelings majority of my life, but it's mainly been the only/greatest survival tool I've known from a young age. I'm thankful to say I'm now at a point where I can willfully begin to let majority of that go. If I want to do my best to help people I love most and hold closest around me, I've gotta keep myself straight, too.
Loss is a hard one. We've all experienced it to some form or degree, and in that sense, I feel like no one is alone in the feeling. And it does affect us all differently and in a widening range. I've been making it a point to pay even more attention to family and friends than usual, and it's been great! And I have a big ass family. My youngest niece already started talking and she knows my name now. With age I've finally learned to shed some of the weight that comes with an angry upbringing. And a huge part of that for me has been my trips to Japan. I've never felt more inner calm or serene in my life than when I'm there. <3
The best times I've had in any hobby were the well run shows that were more social. It's cool developing those relationships and helping each other out. I never would have thought that one of my really close friends would have first introduced himself to me just dropping off toys at my front door for the first toy show I did. Now people are planning flights just to come hang out at my little contribution to the scene and that feels pretty good.
I’ll fight Shig in a cage match.
I’ll wear a sequined purple cowboy hat and hot pants.
Y’all can place bets and get drunk afterwords.
I’m going to need 2 Roman candles , a water melon and some scotch tape.
Better glue all your orifices shut. I hear he has a brutal fishhook move.
That’s why I’m gonna need that scotch tape
FINALLY shit's getting real.
‘Getting real’ or ‘really shit’ . . . welcome to the world of Japanese vinyl.
Fuck me for loosing a parcel with a Skullwing inside and fuck people for not bringing such lost item to police station.
Fuck being stuck at the hospital for my last week of summer vacation.
Sorry for bringing back the grumpy posts but fuck all these disturbed white boys. Malls, festivals, theaters, SCHOOLS? Aren't safe? And fuck conspiracy theorists. This Qunon shit, lizard fucking people. Fuck off morons. I also like smoking dope but I don't start believing in fantasy. I see a lot of these assholes on Instagram. Bloodbudsandvinyl, what a fucking piece of shit. Constantly posting crazy conservative conspiracies after fucking massacres.
Fuck those who are blaming violent video games on all these mass shootings.
Not only videogames, but also STILL blaming music. The El Paso shooter was wearing a hoodie of a band I have a couple good buddies in, and now they’re being semi - attacked/blamed by certain commentators and outlets. The fuckin’ trash bag SAID what his actions were over in his bullshit manifesto and they’re STILL refusing to flat out put his racist shit at the forefront of his actions.
it's just sad that this is a NORMAL occurrence these days. Not using this as an excuse at all, but need to continue the support of stopping Bullying in schools... My guess by those 3 gunmen pics, is that they were probably all bullied growing up.
@eckotyper I’m in wholehearted agreement that bullying in schools needs to be watched and regulated and stopped altogether, but from what I’ve seen this isn’t the case for either tragedy. Both of these domestic terrorists have had classmates give statements that they weren’t bullied or anything in school, but that the Dayton shooter kept a hit list and sexual assault list of people he knew from school. Blatant racism motivated the El Paso attacks, but with the Dayton shooter luckily dead(and I say that enthusiastically), I’m currently unaware if his motivations, if any, have been made public.
I might not like Shig or his work much but I share his sentiment:
Fuck the USA
Fuck broad brushes.
Is it too late to say that I find the word fuck very offensive... Can we rename the thread Truck You and I will be able to sleep at night
Personally I find 'You' as a pronoun very exclusive and belittling.
It alienates those that aren't 'you' and I would much prefer it to be far more inclusive and extend beyond those limiting parameters.
That is SO truckist.
Can I say fuck all the IG toy fans that post nothing of value in the comments except emojis? For every one post explaining why someone appreciated the work there are 20 posts of emoji vomit
According to a policy statement from the media psychology division of the American Psychological Association, “Scant evidence has emerged that makes any causal or correlational connection between playing violent video games and actually committing violent activities.”
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