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Post Post #25  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:41 pm

In post 24, hitogoroshi wrote:vi I'd play one if you played one
GET BEHIND ME, SATAN
My last three games were like hemlock soup for the soul, and after each one I was like "this was traumatic enough that I won't need to worry about being tempted into another game".
I even refuse to play games like The Resistance IRL on principle. I climbed a tree to avoid playing One Night Ultimate Alien at Calimeet.

The problem with Mafia in a community setting is that either I'm weaponizing all the things you like about me against you, or you're spending the entire game paranoid that I'm weaponizing all the things you like about me against you (and of course the reverse applies as well). We could be playing any game that doesn't have hidden allegiances and while you should probably still be paranoid we could enjoy each others' company more freely.

(If you invert the argument, I'm saying that using Mafia games to punish people I don't like is way more satisfying than playing to win.
I think people have known this for the entire time we've been onsite, but they've rarely expressed it in these terms.)

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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:58 pm

tough but fair

I'm in California now so it will be warm enough to go outside no matter when you visit
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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:13 pm

In post 26, hitogoroshi wrote:I'm in California now so it will be warm enough to go outside no matter when you visit
Oh, cool! New job, or...?

I've got to see how many PTO days I have next year but odds are reasonable I'll be able to do May or something. ...Not July or August, speaking from experience.
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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:24 pm

In post 27, Vi wrote:
In post 26, hitogoroshi wrote:I'm in California now so it will be warm enough to go outside no matter when you visit
Oh, cool! New job, or...?

I've got to see how many PTO days I have next year but odds are reasonable I'll be able to do May or something. ...Not July or August, speaking from experience.


yep! I work at a hospital writing reports. basically doctors ask me questions and I make a machine answer them every morning at 5am. its a little dull but the benefits are excellent.

as of right now I actually have a spare guest room but I'm kinda trying to find a roommate because lmao the california housing market is insane.
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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:29 pm

Welcome back, Vi!

I was socialised by MafiaScum too so I feel you on a lot of that.
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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:58 pm

Actually, Vi, we did encounter once in a 2015 game.

http://forum.mafiascum.net/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=60902

I believe you were one head of a hydra. We both won as town. :o

I don't remember if you were the active head or not... I won't check, because I've learned never to reread games I played in 2015 lol... the cringe is too much.

(I might be thinking of someone else XP)
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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:12 pm

In post 30, Taly wrote:Actually, Vi, we did encounter once in a 2015 game.

http://forum.mafiascum.net/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=60902

I believe you were one head of a hydra. We both won as town. :o

I don't remember if you were the active head or not... I won't check, because I've learned never to reread games I played in 2015 lol... the cringe is too much.

(I might be thinking of someone else XP)
No... I'm not any of these people. ChriVi was a hydra of Chrimi and Viomi.

Although it looks like LlamaFluff hasn't been here in half a year. :sad:
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:43 pm

Oh well

I bet you can recognize me in other threads now! XD Hi, and I'm glad MS has had a positive impact on you.
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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:51 pm

Probably done with mafia but I appreciate how the game helped me think of communication and improved my ability to convey more complex and abstract thoughts and feelings. I used to be a lot more pessimistic when it came to people understanding each other because of just how different everyone's perspective in life will always be, but now it seems like given enough time and concerted effort you can communicate almost anything if you really wanted to.
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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:39 am

In post 28, hitogoroshi wrote:because lmao the california housing market is insane.

You managed to pick the worst housing market in the state! Also, welcome to California. Enjoy the summer!
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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:35 pm

did some1 say calimeet
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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:03 pm

In post 35, kanyeknowsbest wrote:did some1 say calimeet

Would you be willing to drive north again for it?

(also yes please)
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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:53 am

i wouldnt drive north but i could be convinced 2 fly north.
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Post Post #38  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:54 am

better would be to have it right here in beautiful southern california tho !
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Post Post #39  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:47 pm

We miss you too Vi!

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Post Post #40  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:38 am

Im sad I moved away from you my vi-friend

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Post Post #41  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:18 am

In post 0, mb53 wrote:Hi all.
I very much doubt anybody here remembers me. I joined 2010, left 2012. This was during middle school for me. I only completed a couple games, and flaked out of a shameful amount of others. But this was the first (and only, really) forum that I ever posted on. I learned so much about the internet, and the world, thanks to you guys and gals. I loved browsing and posting in GD and Hamsterdam. I was introduced to anime. Madoka Magica was the first that I was convinced to watch thanks to you guys talking about it, and now I have watched 400+ hours of anime. I am sure this site is one of the reasons I consider myself "skeptical, but open minded" which are two traits I value highly. One of my favorite quotes of all time was from hasdgfas.

Anyway, this thread doesn't have much of a point, I just got reminded of my "internet origins" if you will, and thought I would share. I'm happy to see many of the same names still around. Thank you all for being cool people. I might join a game and start browsing again.

To open it up to other people: have you been changed as a person by this website? What have you learned or discovered from here?

PS please don't read my post history, I know I was cringy as a middle schooler, we all were.
I do, just decided to come back recently. In fact, we literally played our first Mafia game together. It certainly brings back memories of those times.

Anyway, I am glad that Mafiascum is chugging along as always. Never have I played a forum game nearly as entertaining as the scrap and scruffing that is a Mafia game and memories that come along with it.

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Post Post #42  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:33 am

In post 25, Vi wrote:I climbed a tree to avoid playing One Night Ultimate Alien at Calimeet.

Good times.

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Post Post #43  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:50 am

"so are we going to keep talking about the mythical calimeet sequel for eternity without anyone having the initiative to lay down the groundwork"

-- me, a part of the problem
Today's modern mafia consumer demands dozens, nay, hundreds of roles that are vanilla cops. --implosion

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Post Post #44  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:53 pm

In post 43, Errantparabola wrote:"so are we going to keep talking about the mythical calimeet sequel for eternity without anyone having the initiative to lay down the groundwork"

-- me, a part of the problem

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