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Old 30 October 2009, 18:05   #41
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@ Cammy & asm1 - being different is nothing to ever be ashamed or embarassed about - I've got a scar across my face from being stabbed when I was younger.

Sometimes people give me a funny look or double take or whatever. It used to bother me but as I've gotten older my attitude has changed to not really caring what might go through other people's heads when they first meet me.

If everyone was the same the world would be a very dull place so my advice is to keep smiling, do what you want to do, feel proud and anyone who doesn't like it well f*ck them!

As to what my friends think of my retro computer habit well they used to take the piss a bit and think I was weird but some of them have seen how I've been getting on with my coding and I've had a few more "wow - you did that? Cool." reactions recently.

Anyway, I love keeping it retro so who cares about anyone else right?
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Old 30 October 2009, 23:05   #42
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I went bald while at school, and i guess that could count as being a bit different - does that count any?

Anyway difference is great and being unique is much more something to be proud of as who wants to be just another number

Difference when applied to anything from a creative point is also a good example of why being unique can often be a positive thing

Back to the subject : i don't actually have any friends that don't or rather didn't at some point, game on an Amiga. Certainly all of those i grew up with knowing, gamed on Amiga - i don't know but i think i would find it hard to find other friends were they not interested in this type of thing, for the simple reason that i wouldn't likely find them all that interesting at that level

Talking to a clever sort though say outside of gaming, computing etc, i would enjoy but i would likely not consider them a chum

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Old 31 October 2009, 03:00   #43
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@ Cammy & asm1 - being different is nothing to ever be ashamed or embarassed about - I've got a scar across my face from being stabbed when I was younger.

Sometimes people give me a funny look or double take or whatever. It used to bother me but as I've gotten older my attitude has changed to not really caring what might go through other people's heads when they first meet me.

If everyone was the same the world would be a very dull place so my advice is to keep smiling, do what you want to do, feel proud and anyone who doesn't like it well f*ck them!
Oh yes I quite agree - I've long since ceased to give a flying bugger what anyone else thinks about me/my condition... at least in terms of how it "looks" to them... all I meant was that coping with it or at least trying to cope with other people's attitudes can be trying at times. To all intents and purposes I "walk funny" and use a stick, but theres a whole hell of a lot more to my condition/problem/things I have to deal with than that... and yes it affects me socially.

This is not a "My condition is worse than Cammy's" post or any of that crap, or pmc's scar or indeed Adropac2's "going bald whilst at school" - which on top of all the other stuff you have to cope with at that time is just well.... I cant imagine, and I wouldnt even try to.

"Difference" is nothing to be ashamed of, nor is it something that should mean you have to exclude yourself from social interaction (Intarweb aside ) its just that Cammy sounded alone/lonely (or perhaps isolated?) and I wanted her to know that I understand how that can feel - I've been there myself, and indeed sometimes still feel that way.

God that sounds really soppy but I R want to help

but yes Retro = Good


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Old 31 October 2009, 03:35   #44
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They think that i am wasting time, :P.
How's this for a classic first post

Oh,... and Cammy... I think none of your friends here have a problem with your Amiga interest... *deep breath*... least of all, me!

Hmm... *scratches evening stubble on chin* maybe I should pay a visit to the good ol' Austral I of A... but only if I can take your hat off!!
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I have a few friends who mention old games sometimes, but for some reason stay clear from emulators or don't research about the platforms those were running on.
I am thinking about P. S. who brags about how the MSX was great and had that 'arcade' feel (wish he was presented with a PC engine). I think they prefer not to face the truth : Words and memories from us are really the smallest step towards reviving those old machines greatness.
On the other hand, some of it is plain time-wasting, because at a certain point, you don't care for the games themselves (so the entertaining part of retro'ing vanishes) but for people playing the games you like most (that probably applies to me solely).
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they crap their paints when they see my 1200 working on a 32" flat screen (compliments of my Indivision AGA) & then are in awe when they see AmigaOS4.1 on my Sam flex
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ROFL! That's the weirdest yet coolest way I've ever seen anyone ask "Are you with anyone?" ever!
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Old 31 October 2009, 16:57   #50
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What friends?

Most of my "friends" (I'm a bit of a hermit myself, by choice) know practically nothing about computers beyond basics, so I rarely expose them to something so exquisite like Amiga's. Some colleagues, however, understand perfectly well the fond memories of yesteryear's platforms.

I don't have any disabilities myself (a handsome young (33) man, even if I say so myself , albeit short which sometimes seems to affect how seriously I'm taken and some people like to make fun of), but I used to have (both deceased a long time ago) deaf grandparents which my friends (when a kid) didn't understand at all - they just usually categorized them as retards (with the derogatory meaning) and wondered how my mother could let them "babysit" me. Needless to say, they did a wonderful job.

I never understood the need for someone to categorize others anyway. There are different qualities to each person and everyone's an individual.
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Old 31 October 2009, 17:22   #51
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haveing only known one deaf person, sorta godmother to my daughter we she was at her birth, only thing to remember is when talking to her is that she can see you. not hard to do or remember

just remember there's nothing strange as ppl
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That's good to hear. Would be a bit concerned if it wasn't the case. Expensive dark chocolate and expensive red wine is an awesome combination btw.
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I don`t know arguing with yourself can be good fun at times, just like looking for hairs on the palm of your hands, thats another great past time, still haven`t found any yet though

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Old 31 October 2009, 19:31   #54
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I try not to get into any big fights with my brain. It could end up getting pretty nasty.

"Oh yeah? You want to play rough?! Well two can play at that game!!" and at the end of it all, I find myself lying in a ditch somewhere.

No, it's best to keep on good terms with my brain.
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Old 31 October 2009, 20:22   #56
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I don't have any friends I just sit in my dark room playing amiga games.
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Old 31 October 2009, 23:21   #57
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that probably explains your location then narud17

so haven`t you got any buffaloe friends then ?
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I don't have any friends except you guys, what do you think of my Amiga interest?
Oh, I'm sorry... you're younger than me... , hope you'll find some of them out there like you.

Well, about my Amiga interest... most of my friends don't know anything about computers, and they only have a PC "for downloads and gaming" and they don't understand why I have so many computers at home. I have another good good friends made thanks of my classic and alternative (computers or OS) systems interests like Amiga, MSX or Amstrad... too

This year for example, here at Zaragoza we'll make again the Retromañia fair, made by us, Retroacción (www.retroaccion.org), the same people who mades Retroeuskal at Euskal Ecounter, for example.

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Old 01 November 2009, 01:48   #59
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Oh no guys, I feel fine. It doesn't really bother me that I have no friends, I have plenty of Amigas to fill the void. I am weird though, but I'm comfortable with that too. I don't think it's bad to be different, at least I'm not a clone conforming to social stereotypes like so many other girls. But of course that's the reason they don't like me, I don't fit in with them and I'd be bored out of my mind shopping for shoes, talking about boys and playing with mobile phones. Communication is also difficult because I'm deaf, and a lot of people assume I'm being rude and ignoring them when I fail to reply when I don't see them speak to me.

Sorry for derailing the thread, let's get back on topic
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