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October 27, 2016, 07:05:25 PM
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« Reply #345 on: October 27, 2016, 07:05:25 PM »
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October 27, 2016, 08:24:22 PM
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« Reply #346 on: October 27, 2016, 08:24:22 PM »
I haven't really been a part of this community in a long time, but I don't really know where else to really go with this.
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November 22, 2019, 07:56:25 AM
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« Reply #347 on: November 22, 2019, 07:56:25 AM »
Seems like this place has long since been abandoned, I might as well say something...

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Ever since my dad passed away in October, I've been wondering if this is what I deserve for all the bad things I've done to everyone here long ago.

Like this is my punishment for hurting those over silly things, like "not putting my shitty sprites in a huge sheet of MegaMan weapons" or the one that most people seem to associate me with
'the medals'. Every time I see that MM9 contributor medal, I'll always remember that I'll never be able to obtain it because I acted entitled for it. I wanted to become a member of the main development team because I felt like I was not getting the same level of respect and praise as the people who were on there were. When I did not receive that medal for not doing anything for that expansion that was truly worthy, I refused to play that version because I acted selfish.

My sprites (and me in general) were ignored by the community, and sometimes downright shat on by the "good" spriters who had the skills for the dev-team. That's what made me act aggressive and selfish, and now there are some people who still look at me as that person.

The main thing that I have trouble with is understanding what people are saying when they're giving me criticism. I can understand basic instructions like "move their arm down by 2 pixels" or "made their head wider". When people say things like "just imagine what it would look like", that's not helping. Even if you don't mean to sound like a smart mouth, it's not helpful at all. If I don't know exactly what to do, I have to just take guesses on how something should be drawn.
Sometimes I lose my temper over not being able to draw/understand the instructions, that makes people not want to help me with my projects when I eventually figure out what they meant and do it properly. This is how my autism disorder affects me, and some of those people blame that for why I'm a bad artist.

I've always tried to be a good person, or at least a decent one at best. Whenever I ended up hurting someone over something innocent like "being better than me at art" or "having more Cutstuff awards in their profile than me", I always try to make up for it 90% of the time. Some people who've been hurt by me don't see me trying to ask for forgiveness as sincere or apologetic. They see it as persistence or in some rare cases "stalking". I've always gone by the moral of "If you want something, keep doing whatever it takes to get it, and don't let anyone stop you".

In one case, it was me trying to get someone to be my friend again after a major confrontation happened.
It did not work, it only made them resent me even more. After months and months of trying to convince them that I changed, they just blocked me on every website.
I thought I could get some people to help, but all they did was just tell me to "leave them alone", that's what I did. To this very day, I'm still blocked by them on nearly everything.
And, from what I can tell, they're never going to "be my friend" ever again.

It is really, really heart wrenching to have someone who was once your friend develop a grudge against you because you hurt them over something, and then they don't believe you when you truly have remorse for your sins.

When I was 8 years old, or rather even to this day, there is a book that is scarier than any horror movie or anything that's ever been conceived. There was this one kid who found out I was afraid of it, and decided to pull a little prank on me with it that involved manipulating one of my friends. It was probably one of the most traumatic things I've ever experienced. I was pissed off at my friend, ready to never talk to them again, that was until they told me about "that kid".

Ever since that day, I had a never ending grudge with that kid. About 6 years after that, I saw their name pop up on my Facebook feed and I thought "oh yeah, I wonder if they remember that little incident that happened in 2nd grade". I went onto their Facebook account to see if they were online, I saw a bunch of messages written on their timeline.
It turned out they died suddenly.

I was never able to apologize for holding a grudge over something so damn silly like scaring me with a book that would keep H.P. Lovecraft awake at night. Nothing is more devastating than not being able to make up and apologize to someone you've hurt when you're genuinely sorry for it.

Some people can be or say things that are very insensitive to someone like me. The "R" word, or jokes about short people for example are what really infuriate me to no end. Those people don't know what it's like to be what I am, they've never experienced the consequences for being something or having a condition that is completely out of your control. Another issue I keep facing is when I dislike something or have a different opinion of something for a reason that most people find ridiculous, they try to "correct me" and even after they've made their point, they still continue to put me down on it.

Whenever I face an injustice being directed at me or something that goes against my morals, I've always been one to call them out or fight until they get what they deserve. Perhaps this is being hypocritical to the whole "never hold a grudge" thing, but there's always a difference between people who don't want to change, and the people who do. Like I've stated before, I almost always remorse over a bad thing I do. 

Everything here is the reason why I have a hard time sleeping. It's insomnia but not the traditional way. It's like I can't fall asleep as soon as I get into bed so I just lay there for sometimes hours. When I'm not at the computer, the "bad thoughts" and memories flood back into my mind and there's no way to think about something else.

That's what karma is, you get hit with bad moments in your life when you cause bad moments in other people's lives, even if you regret/apologize for them.

Ever since 2016, things have just been getting worse and worse...

November 22, 2019, 09:39:52 PM
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Re: Cutstuff Sanctuary
« Reply #348 on: November 22, 2019, 09:39:52 PM »
I've been lurking on Cutstuff for about a year before I actually made an account, barely ever associating with the people on the forum because I found enough of them to be dismissive, rude, and overall arrogant when interacting with people they aren't particularly chummy with. At first, I thought that perhaps it was my fault, but after being on here long enough and seeing the loads of drama on this forum over time, I've definitely changed my mind since then.

That being said, even with the zero interaction I've personally had with the community, I've seen people change over time to people that I believe I could have a normal conversation with, and even a couple that were publicly remorseful for how they've behaved in the past, and even though it by no means motivates me to dive into this community headfirst, I could at least recognize that people on this forum (and honestly, the internet in general), no matter how we interact with each other, were still people, and people have the capacity to change and be better, or at least different than how they were before.

So I say this, bass44, because you are one of those people that I've seen change. Even though I barely know you at all, I've seen enough to say that you have changed. Of course I'm sure there's plenty I don't know about in the background, what you've said or what you've done, but in my mind, those who are remorseful of their actions have more hope of changing for the better than those who cannot see their own shortcomings; the first (and sometimes hardest) step to conquering our faults is to recognize the faults are there. And you have. So lift your head up.

Also, without getting in to your religion or what you believe, doing good and being good solely in response to the gripping fear of karmic punishment is no different that being worked to the bone at a concentration camp. You just can't live in that kind of constant fear and despair and call it living; it's incredibly unhealthy for your psyche and it won't land you in a place of content. The world is unfair; bad things happen to good people all the time and vice versa. I think we should strive to do good because it can better the lives of others and draw in those who recognize that same goodness. It obviously doesn't always work that way, though, and sometimes "doing good" causes more pain than doing nothing. In these times, if you continue to believe that bad things happen because you weren't "good" enough, you'll drive yourself into the ground with nothing to show for it because bad things will always happen.

As important as becoming a better person is, it's also important to recognize who you are and own it. You are who you are today BECAUSE of your past choices. Stop thinking about what you could've done because you would have done the exact same thing, because that's who you were, and that can help shape who you are now if you choose to accept the past for what it is and believe that it will help you make a better future. Wish you the best.

November 23, 2019, 08:48:08 AM
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« Reply #349 on: November 23, 2019, 08:48:08 AM »
I wish I knew what to say.

I've always been the worst at this...kind of thing.
It's followed me every step of my life, never being able to talk to people, make them feel good...or something...
I wish...I really wish I knew what the right thing to say in these types of situations was. Surely everything would have been better if I was able to, right?
There is one thing that remains sure. One thing.

You cannot fathom how much I relate to you.

I legitimately do not have my way with words enough to tell it properly. Being able to know what people think and having them know exactly how I feel have been a lifelong dream for me ever since...well, ever, really.

I've had this emotional sensitivity issue from birth. The time where it put in t he most uncomfortable situation of all, was when my grand-father died.
To give a little context, everyone loved him. But I...I never found myself feeling the same. According to what everyone has said to me, he was supposed to have been this super quirky guy, full of charm and whatever...
But you see: I never got the chance to know him as much. During all the years of my life, all he had been to me was this strange man who had lost the ability to talk and think straight. When he grew older, he had had this mouth and brain problem which rendered him utterly incomprehensible. Because of this, I never had any moment when I actively wished to spend time with him, because I had no idea what he was saying, what he wanted, and even then, most of the time, his mental condition made it any attempts at conversing completely nonsensical.

And then everyone started grieving and crying around me, my grandma especially (she still does to this day) and I just stood there, feeling both confused and like an asshole. I think it was real hard on my dad, who ended up really admiring his own dad and couldn't comprehend why I was hollow to it all. I had a talk with my mother after having been told the news. It'll probably stay in her mind and..."help(?)" her in defining me forever. IT was helpful, because I tried to explain how I simply never had been given a chance to relate, having never known him as this charmer everyone was telling me he was. I dodged a mountain sized bullet on the day my grandmother cried on me and started accusing me of not caring. It took the act of crying myself and telling her why I simply hadn't been able and wouldn't have been able o share her grief in any capacity to calm her down.

As I am telling you this, this problem of not being able to explicitly or outwardly care has landed me in pretty bad spots with the people around me. I have little to no relatable friends. I don't enjoy time spent with family members as much as other people do, I'm sure. I feel like an ungrateful brat.

I feel lonely. So very, very lonely. It's probably at the core of who I am at this point, this solitude.

In response to your own troubles, just know that I cannot stop myself from admiring you, my friend. I actively envy your skills and wish I could be as proactive, I really, really do.
There are loads of new people out there now, that most likely look up to yourself as much as I do...This is a chance to make some new friends, that are interested in you, really.

I'll always, ALWAYS support you in what you do, read that? Always.
If there's one thing that has paid off, that does pay off, that always will and always should, it's powering through things and through life itself. Just do like those kitty poster, and hang on.
Others are going through it just as you are. It took me time to realize this for myself, so here I am, telling you.

I...hope...that I was able to give a good idea of how I feel, and that I did a right thing. I'll be seeing you, on whatever other endeavor you are on. Don't ever believe that what you do has no point. Just as trying to put more into crying is pointless, sulking on one's life regrets has never lead anyone towards the right place.

All my encouragements and have a good day, friend!

November 23, 2020, 12:38:11 AM
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« Reply #350 on: November 23, 2020, 12:38:11 AM »
1 year later huh? Seems like just a few days ago.

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I never thought it would have happened, but it did. The person who I never thought would forgive me ended up doing so, completely out of the blue. Do you think dreams come true? Because
this is now bridging the gap between dreams and reality. I was amazed that not only that, but I was sworn into moderation on the unofficial 8BDM discord server. The one that I was banned from because I was shrouded in a cloud of hatred and pride. The cloud had cleared long enough for me to be able to keep my cool in bad situations. More or less, I've cleaned up a few bad messes in the chatrooms, and really helped make it more welcoming to people than what it was when I first joined. My dream was to be respected among the community, and what I thought I had to do was be a part of the main game's development team. In reality, all I had to do was be a good person. And at the end of day, it doesn't matter how good your art is, or how many medals you have.

Ever hear the term "if you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours."?
That doesn't mean you should throw a 100 dollar bill in a paper shredder because it'll magically reappear. But I mean like, if someone doesn't want to talk to you because you hurt them, you should leave them alone. If they decide they'll be your friend again, that means they've given you another chance, another opportunity to change. The difference between me and other people who were banned from the server (or cutstuff in general) is that I learned from my deeds. I made sure not to do them again, and learned why it's wrong to do those things.

It's been a whole year since my father (stepfather turned out) had passed away. Things have not been going better or worse since then. I guarantee you he would have been much worse off if he had been alive to see this pandemic. Either he would have been too paranoid to go outside, or he would have not worn a mask because it bothered his face (which is somewhat understandable). I just know that he would have come home with the virus and proceeded to spread it to my mother and I. I honestly don't think I would have survived a case of it, my body is extremely weak as is (haven't visited a doctor in a year). I never learned how to drive, and my mom has a lot of phobias surrounding being able to do things. I can't blame her for it, because it's a real serious thing. I'd be able to tell if she was faking it, because my dad was like that a lot. My sister came over just today and asked to move in, this is a huge benefit to both of us because we have an escort to places like the big grocery store or a doctor's office, or anywhere really. They weren't nice to me when I was a kid, but that was just their teenage attitude shining. I can trust them as much as a best friend now, even if sometimes they ramble on about themselves too much. Believe me, what they did was not unforgivable.

I shouldn't feel uncomfortable for being openly bisexual, everyone I know is ok with it. I even told my mom and she was apathetic about it (better than nothing right?). You see the problem is that there are in fact people on this planet who think that my orientation is "more privileged" because I'm attracted to both men and women (and NB people of course). If I were to be with a woman out on a pride parade, there would be someone saying "what's a straight couple doing here?" if I was not wearing any flags (I would anyway tho). I thought LGBT was supposed to be accepting of each other? Instead, you have these TERF lesbians who run around saying that killing all men will solve the world's problems, and they blame abused women on their attraction to men (this includes bi women). I'd hate to hear what they'd say about bisexual men. Oh wait that's right, they're misogynist because they're attracted to women. I don't need to say "not all men", however, these "misandrists" think they can run around saying shit like "all men are pedophiles" like they're self riotous and anyone who calls them out on it is "part of the problem". Like I don't care if someone dislikes men because of their history with them, but them going around making it their entire fucking personality and unironically identifying themselves as a hateful person, then that makes them no better than those Reddit "nice guys".

The lesson here? Don't shroud yourself with hatred. When I was younger, I was bullied by tall people because I'm short. Does that mean I can go around saying "all tall people should be executed because they hurt me in the past"? No, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't call out bullying when you see it happening in front of you.

Oh and ACAB is different because people aren't born police officers, they become them. They choose to become oppressors by their own will. The concept of police are not to inherently solve problems, but to enforce laws that the area they live in. Do you think if facial hair was illegal, they'd be handcuffing people who have mustaches and beards because they couldn't afford to shave? I guarantee that's what would happen.

One more thing, please wear your masks. That's all I'm asking for.

February 06, 2021, 07:24:45 PM
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« Reply #351 on: February 06, 2021, 07:24:45 PM »
I am really not good with words and don't know if I will even submit this post.

So yesterday when using my browser, the URL bar suggestions showed me this website and I thought I might as well check it out again. I read the last page or two of the Anything Goes thread and stumbled over Turbodude's post about this forum being kind of an archive of past selves

Looking at my past posts I have to say that reading my old posts was a terrible experience. I wonder if they represent how I was like properly or if it's more of a matter of me just having been plain terrible at conversing in text. It's a miracle that I ended up having people actually like and appreciate me in this community - although a lot of my interactions were also off-forum and maybe I was different on skype? I honestly didn't notice myself changing between, say, 2016 and now (2021) but I definitely must have, to a big degree.

I guess one of the main things about me that did happen over the last few years is that I ended up being very scared of conflict and ended up being a lot more reluctant to even say anything in messages or posts - especially in terms of voicing disagreement. I guess that's a good thing and a sign of personal growth? But at times it feels almost unhealthy.

Other things that come to mind: It seems like in the end, I now still have regular-ish contact to three of my friends from here, and even them I struggle to confidently call friends. I've never been good at keeping friends close so that's nothing unexpected but it's still kind of sad - but there's of course also always external factors that influence things like that. I still think they're still overall friends though.

But I am thankful for everyone here who was ever friends with me or even just talked to me occasionally - this community was the first community online I was ever part of and where I learnt and grew a lot. If you read this, and remember be (or maybe not), and wanna talk to me about the good old days or whatever, my discord user name is in the website link on my profile / the globe icon below my avatar. I'm honestly kind of paranoid about it getting indexed in Google or whatever since I'm *that* embarrassed of what 18-21 year old me posted so I'm not posting it in the open.

February 06, 2021, 10:55:47 PM
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« Reply #352 on: February 06, 2021, 10:55:47 PM »
I think I speak for many of us in saying that you're hardly the only person who has regrets over the things they've said and done in past years. I can't help but cringe when I think back on the way I used to carry myself around here: I was hypersensitive, petty, and had little to no grasp of online etiquette, which led to a lot of senseless bickering and unnecessary grief for myself and others.

Still, I've always been of the mind that identifying and acknowledging past mistakes is a definite sign of personal growth. I think that's something to be proud of, especially if you take the steps to avoid making those very mistakes again. This goes for everyone: be confident and don't sell yourself short, but always have a willingness to learn and grow.

All that besides, those tumultuous years helped me get to know a lot of great people--some of whom I've had the privilege of meeting in-person, and those relationships have helped me build a sort of backbone when it comes to the way I carry myself nowadays. I'm very grateful to those that accepted or even tolerated me, even when I was at my worst.

February 06, 2021, 11:32:20 PM
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« Reply #353 on: February 06, 2021, 11:32:20 PM »
I legit used standalone lowercase i's in sentences about a decade ago and that bothers me.

April 13, 2021, 07:55:32 PM
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« Reply #354 on: April 13, 2021, 07:55:32 PM »
I know this forum is dead as a doornail, but there's been somethings that have crept in the back of my head over the last few years, may it be from my inability to let go of my past transgressions or a need of closure.

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February 20, 2022, 09:13:21 AM
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« Reply #355 on: February 20, 2022, 09:13:21 AM »
I got banned for trolling about 10 years ago on this forum, I did alot of stupid shit but the most egregious offense I can see is that I never put spaces after my punctuation. What the fuck was wrong with me Jesus Christ I know I was 10 years old but fuck me that shits inexcusable.

March 01, 2022, 11:59:48 PM
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« Reply #356 on: March 01, 2022, 11:59:48 PM »
are u guys okay jesus christ did this game damage us THAT much

August 14, 2022, 07:59:19 PM
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« Reply #357 on: August 14, 2022, 07:59:19 PM »
are u guys okay jesus christ did this game damage us THAT much
he's got a point

December 14, 2022, 01:27:08 AM
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« Reply #358 on: December 14, 2022, 01:27:08 AM »
Colour my surprise when going through memory lane, I find an old post I made as the most recent reply for a section on this forum. I doubt many people still check it out, so I think I will actually use this time to air out something that's been on my mind recently.

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That... actually felt way better to put into words than I thought. Huh, thank you past me for making this random post as a stupid teenager, I don't think you ever realised how much it could help you down the line.

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« Reply #359 on: January 01, 2024, 04:40:42 AM »
This is something Iíve been heavily thinking about a lot now that Iím settled down. I think itís important I allow myself to be vulnerable one last time, for the sake of closure and healing, now that Iím in a much different place and understand myself better.

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