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Regrets. The one that got away.

Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited March 2012 in Singularity Engine++
Let's talk about something you SE++ folk know a lot about! PAINFUL REGRET

Regret is not the same thing as losing. You can win and still regret it. Your triumphs are regrettable and your failures are regrettable, though in different ways.

You can have regret that you lost a girl, lost a guy, didn't say "YES" when you had the chance, didn't stand up for your friend when they needed you. Maybe these are petty regrets, or maybe if you could change the actions of those regrets it would change history a la Quantum Leap.

But then again, some regrets are unchangeable. They are who we are. Some of us regret our height, weight, faces. Some people regret their health, station in life, or wealth. We call this group whiners, don't regret that which you cannot change! Words to live by.

But me, my focus of regret is on some silly thing some guy posted in a G&T thread.

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You see this? It's all I really wanted when brawl came out. Was to win a trophy for my troubles. Then they sandbagged my ass to hong kong by having me play on the nunchucks, all items on, and with custom stages. So my last match of the gamestop tourney was on custom stage medium, and at the 6 second mark a hammer spawned next to my opponent and I was instantly destroyed. I lost the match due to last minute bullshit that would have been irrelevant if I could have done a full hop leap to glide to shuttle loop to get back on stage after falling off a falling platform, but the nunchucks were imprecise.

I will never get the chance to earn that trophy. I will never get to say I won that tourney. I earned no respect from the brawl community, as the only person who was on the PR list but didn't have a statute.

I was pariah, the outcast.

And I knew regret.

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  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    at pax east 2010 the newegg booth had a newegg expert playing CS:S against any challengers

    the prize was a newegg beanie cap if you beat him in a first to 10 on an AIM map.

    i watched a few people step up and get destroyed, and i figured i would give it a go

    i pulled my cheap sony headphones out of my bag, plugged them into the newegg computer, and in a 19 round game beat him 10-9

    i should find that beanie

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I enjoy no items final destination munkus, it is an aquired taste but its enjoyable

    Kwoaru on
  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    I regret not punching more people in the face in high school but i guess it worked out since I didn't end up in prison or whatever

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    no regrets, regret implies i'm not constantly scrambing to make things better

  • existexist Registered User regular
    thorgot wrote: »
    at pax east 2010 the newegg booth had a newegg expert playing CS:S against any challengers

    the prize was a newegg beanie cap if you beat him in a first to 10 on an AIM map.

    i watched a few people step up and get destroyed, and i figured i would give it a go

    i pulled my cheap sony headphones out of my bag, plugged them into the newegg computer, and in a 19 round game beat him 10-9

    i should find that beanie

    that's a good regret man

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    I enjoy no items final destination munkus, it is an aquired taste but its enjoyable

    I regret that I did not ask the dude to just choose a stage, ANY STAGE, for us to play on.

    Because custom M is the worst by far. BY FAR.

    Also, it wasn't stock. It was score timer.

    WiiU: munkusbeaver
    Steam name: munkus_beaver
    Blizzard thing: munkus#1952
    Nintendo ID (3DS thinger): 0619-4510-9772
    Please give to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: http://www.ccfa.org/
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I have a host of petty regrets, a host of poor decisions leading to a disappointing present.

    But I'm working to turn it around.

  • TurambarTurambar Damn, you gotta know me better than that I'm gonna kill him anywayRegistered User regular
    I have regrets about pretty much every interaction I've had with girls

    Picture Commander Shepard saying "I should go" awkwardly every time a conversation starts to lead somewhere

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    I was offered a job in Romania as a Project Lead, I didn't take it. I regret that choice.

    I was given a chance to drop everything I owned, and leave everything I knew to go work in the Caribbean, I didn't do it. I regret that.

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    I regret giving up the piano as a child. I was good, really good, I had created compositions, won trophies, etc.

    Then I quit. I was young, but looking back I regret it.

    Right now i'm attempting to embrace my creative side: i'm starting to write again and play piano, and I might be getting a new electronic piano as a graduation gift!

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    Basically everything

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Wigging out in Thailand.

    I was around 14 meters up in the air with no gear. If I fell I would have hit the water, so not terrifying. But intimidating enough.

    Earlier that day I had climbed higher and longer and had a blast and bailed when my arms were flat out exhausted.

    This one though, it had a lovely start, something between a lean back off a toufa that started in a chimney then it had a small ledge of sorts that lead out on a traverse. It was that traverse. The move wasn't that hard. Maybe 5.10c/5.11a but looking down, the fall just didn't feel comfortable. Heck when I wigged out and flat out jumped off the ledge it didn't feel comfortable, I had to mentally prepare myself for that.

    Still think I could have done it.

  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Meester Fuzzputt 'e plenty good fella.Registered User regular
    i regret your face

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  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    I kind of regret failing high school and not going to college but then again, if I had passed and gone I wouldn't have met my wife so fuck it.

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  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    exist wrote: »
    thorgot wrote: »
    at pax east 2010 the newegg booth had a newegg expert playing CS:S against any challengers

    the prize was a newegg beanie cap if you beat him in a first to 10 on an AIM map.

    i watched a few people step up and get destroyed, and i figured i would give it a go

    i pulled my cheap sony headphones out of my bag, plugged them into the newegg computer, and in a 19 round game beat him 10-9

    i should find that beanie

    that's a good regret man

    i regret that i'm not wearing that beanie

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    I don't really regret anything because everything I did is just part of the journey, you know??

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    darmak that's no way to talk about your wife

    fuck her, not it.

    sanctity of marriage man.

    Zoel on
  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    I regret not going to college. I probably would have hated it and dropped anyway, but at least I would have gone.

    I had a full-ride. I could have at least tried.

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  • VoproSTEINVoproSTEIN howdyRegistered User regular
    One day my positive self esteem will allow me to ask a girl out.

    One day...

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    I enjoy no items final destination munkus, it is an aquired taste but its enjoyable

    I regret that I did not ask the dude to just choose a stage, ANY STAGE, for us to play on.

    Because custom M is the worst by far. BY FAR.

    Also, it wasn't stock. It was score timer.

    I have never seen a good custom brawl map

    sometimes there are neat ones, but even the best isnt as fair and balanced as the worst nintendo map

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    I regret not taking violin classes when they were offered in 5th grade

    violins are cool

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    @Munkus Beaver Oh my goodness, they used that trophy elsewhere? @irtehmongoose almost got it, but he threw the match so our friend could win (and b/c he had a final the next day he needed to study for)

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Should have taken the blue pill.

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    I should have just manned up and joined the fucking airforce when I left high school.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    I regret not finishing college

    I regret not putting forth more effort in high school

    Pretty basic stuff

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  • TurambarTurambar Damn, you gotta know me better than that I'm gonna kill him anywayRegistered User regular
    VoproSTEIN wrote: »
    One day my positive self esteem will allow me to ask a girl out.

    One day...

    There's positive self esteem?

    Does it come in a jar?

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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    MY ONLY REGRET WAS BEING BORN.

  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Meester Fuzzputt 'e plenty good fella.Registered User regular
    my only regret

    was having

    boneitis

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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    just kidding lol

  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    most of my serious business regrets revolve around massively multiplayer online games because i'm kind of a loser.

    However I am okay with this.

  • VoproSTEINVoproSTEIN howdyRegistered User regular
    Turambar wrote: »
    VoproSTEIN wrote: »
    One day my positive self esteem will allow me to ask a girl out.

    One day...

    There's positive self esteem?

    Does it come in a jar?

    Cans. $.75 a pop.

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    the words that come out of my mouth, most of the time

  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    I regret being born with one kidney.

  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    actually on a more serious note an actual regret i have is not being so damn lazy in school.

  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    As for regrets... I regret not taking the computer graphics class in college. I wanted to really bad, but of course it was offered the quarter I had a huge load. Bleh.

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    skettios wrote: »
    As for regrets... I regret not taking the computer graphics class in college. I wanted to really bad, but of course it was offered the quarter I had a huge load. Bleh.

    Computer graphics is awesome. In mine, we built our own software rasterizers, learned about shader programs, etc. Never too late to learn!

  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    The only regret I have right now is not getting surgery on my knee to fix my ACL tear when it originally happened. It's acting up a lot now and I'm quite worried.

    Everything else... well, it all happened. I won't say it happened for a reason, but it happened. I don't need to change any of it for fear of what it might do to me. I like who I am.

    Tinychat is dead. Long live Tinychat. D3 BTag: Aphostile#1366 OKC : Steam - ADD ME JERKS : Hello Satan! | Xbox Live : LastAphostile | PS4 : Aphostile
  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    Tossrock wrote:
    skettios wrote: »
    As for regrets... I regret not taking the computer graphics class in college. I wanted to really bad, but of course it was offered the quarter I had a huge load. Bleh.

    Computer graphics is awesome. In mine, we built our own software rasterizers, learned about shader programs, etc. Never too late to learn!

    dang!
    See, closest I got was doing a lil fractal thing in C#
    Perhaps I'll pick up graphics one of these days. Lately I've been into the web stuff though.

  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    I regret almost every interaction with ladies

  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    I regret almost every interaction with ladies

    But each of them teaches you something if you let it!

    Tinychat is dead. Long live Tinychat. D3 BTag: Aphostile#1366 OKC : Steam - ADD ME JERKS : Hello Satan! | Xbox Live : LastAphostile | PS4 : Aphostile
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