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glen's thoughts - a firebot special - im back `~`

Discussion in 'Smogon's Greatest Hits' started by Glen, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. GTS

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    glen, I truly miss our MSN conversations at this point in time. Come back.
    You've gotten me hooked on WHY? so bad it isn't funny...
  2. Glen

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    some mother wonts bump well are alls a chikens
  3. DM

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    This is so poetic, it's bordering on painful.

    This too.

    Oh my GOD, this hurts SO much.
  4. Sklez

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    Dang you are telling me things about my own country that I didn't know or never though about. This has basically reinforced my opinion that travel is completely necessary for me some time soon.

    Oh and I love how you can put humorous things together with meaningful statements, its quite special.
  5. monkfish

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    glen i really like this topic
  6. Minwu

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    I'd name my band Noah's Shark
  7. Glen

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    bump

    also i really dont mean to be rude by not responding to people, things have been really hectic

    ill make time for it i promise
  8. Thunderpup

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    i hate the feeling that i'm not going to explore these new countries and cultures and meet all these new people like you

    and

    even if i did i wouldn't get as much out of it
    i feel insecure now
  9. Invective

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    hey, me too, moms japanese, dads white. it sucks for me cuz most of my friends are full asian, so i always stand out. even my half asian friends all look asian. i hate being the one different person in the group. i hate that feeling, knowing that you are the odd one out.
    just two weeks ago, i was at my church picnic and we were doing icebreaker games. so we're playing "i love my neighbor who ____". for those of you who dont know the game, theres a big group of people in a circle and one person in the middle who says i love my neighbor who ___ and then you fill in the blank with a description of some sort and if the description matches you, you have to move to a switch places in the circle with someone else it describes. so were playing, and then the middle person says i love my neighbor who has black hair. so im like, ok, thats everybody except me. then the next one called is i love my neighbor who has blue eyes. alright. again, everybody but me. those two acts made me feel so fucking lonely. i hid it at the picnic, but just knowing that at my entire church, i was the only one like me. that im the only one with brown hair. that im the only one with green eyes. knowing that i will never fit in like everybody else. just knowing that makes me feel alone. ive always wanted too know what its like to fit in. to not be stared at, to not have every fucking person ask about my race. it gets fucking annoying.

    sorry for the rant, i just needed to vent. basically, im wondering if you, as a fellow half asian who doesnt look asian ever feel like that.
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  11. Glen

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    i don't know if i'll be updating this anymore now that my trip is finished, but i might feel inspired again

    thank you all for your support, and i want you to know that i meant every word i wrote itt!
  12. Jenigmat

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    Glen, thanks man. This is fucking beautiful.
  13. Nate

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    I liked it a lot glen.

    This friday I'm leaving for beijing without any plan or place to stay beyond the first three nights. Hopefully my trip ends up as rewarding as yours seems to have been.
  14. Lawman

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    Glen, you are truly one of the deepest individuals I know of. Though a lot of this thread was funny, I found more of it deep and touching. I want to thank you for writing this, as it helped me rethink many big parts of my life which I have been overlooking. It would be a hell of an honor if sometime in life I could ever meet you in person, because, as corny as it may sound, you are a very inspirational person to me after thinking about all of those things you said.

    Thank you. Good luck in any further adventures you have in life.
  15. DeLorean

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    I read this over and over and over, and I now find myself hanging on your every word.

    Ok, so now go to africa or europe for twelve years and write about it.

    Love,

    -xaio
  16. Mr. Hadwick

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    Glen, you're stories changed my mind about wanting to go to japan, before I wanted to go for their anime and culture, now I want to go for the people.
  17. the Lexx

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    Love this thread. I don't think I've felt inspired this much in a while.
  18. Doomsday

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    My thoughts on this thread haven't changed, it is really entertaining. would read again thoroughly (and probably will)
  19. Thunderpup

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    I got a shout out in glen's firebot special
    hell yes

    I really appreciate this thread, and what you've done glen.
    Really, thank you for doing this
    I mean communicating the whole adventure back to us
    It really gives me a sense of shared experience, even though I didn't go
    and I really do want to try it.

    And while I still feel really scared about the idea, I feel like it would be a thrill.
    Just like the way you watch a scary movie even knowing it's going to scare you.
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    The second I read the bold I thought Palahniuk. Couldn't remember what book it was from at first, but its Choke. Not the word rape but throughout the book you'll see " " isnt the right word, but its the first word that comes to mind.

    Well your writing style and what your writing about is just... transcendent. That may be too strong a word, but it gets the point across.

    This also makes you kinda look at your life and, at least in my case causes you to feel like there is more that you should be doing.
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    I read this thinking about how I have not traveled much at all in my life. My only experience going to foreign countries was going to Niagra Falls when I was like 11, and I can count the number of states I've been to on one hand.

    And it makes me depressed. Even though my mom was adventurous and liked to travel, I'm just like my dad, who is as boring as I am.
  22. Steelicks

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    so where is the "steelicks and glen meet" thread
  23. Dan Dan

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    id like to join in the stream of conscious thoughts....but mines so clouded all the time that i cant ever get anything out in the right way. my mindand reality are separate entities most of the time; the ideal situation (in my mind) and what happens (reality), and all the thinking that goes on between the two events usually prevents from what really happens from happening. basically i talk myself out of doing everything. be it go out for the evening, clean my room, not buy weed today (its payday in another month.........) get a fucking haircut because of how long its been since i actually had one that the people would just laugh and shit when i go in.

    glen i thought you were older than 19!
  24. Glen

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    a few more f_F
  25. Swaggersaurus

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    the first and last points hit particularly close to home for me

    once again you seem to have gotten the perfect mix of profound insights into life (your own and otherwise) with more... idk, small-scale everyday zany stuff. i don't say zany. idk what it is but i really like it and how you do it, whether or not it is intentional or for any particular effect

    on the cyanide apple note, though, i was always told that was what the apple in their logo represented. ?_? when was this denied?

    edit: i keep coming back to this post wanting to give you more of a response because to be honest with you this one feels really "throw away", but all i keep thinking is that your signature hurts

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