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    • Boundaries of comedy

      6 days ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      I was thinking about comedy today and the boundaries of what is funny and what isn't funny or considered offensive. What defines a joke as offensive and not funny? Is it the opinion of the many? From my experience at comedy shows, jokes about some subjects would be incredibly offensive if the majority of the world heard it. And yet, in that venue in front of that particular group of attendees, it's just considered a joke. Sure some may find it offensive and not laugh and some might even find it offensive and still laugh. Does it make you a bad person to find it funny? Does it make you a better person to not find it funny? Is there even a thing as a "better person"?

      What really interests me is the people that go to a comedy show and laugh but feel bad about it afterwards. The people that think the jokes are hilarious at the time but won't repeat the joke afterwards because they think it's a little offensive. Was it the crowd that compelled you to laugh at the time? Did you need validation from the majority that it was ok to laugh at this offensive joke? You found it funny so accept your taste in humour and embrace the content to allow yourself to enjoy something. 

      The group mentality at comedy shows are an interesting thing. Actually the group mentality at many events are an incredibly interesting. Take for example this years RTX. I was at the Off Topic panel 4 hours early and while the crowd were waiting, they were playing music. People just got up and started to dance. And then more and more until there was a huge train of people dancing around the hall and most people were dancing in their chairs. The group mentality was to enjoy the moment and dance. I didn't see it at other panels. Most of the time people are just in their groups of friends chatting among themselves. This crowd felt this is the moment to dance and enjoy the moment. It was fantastic.

      But back to the comedy aspect. What boundaries do you have with jokes and would you laugh if presented with a joke of this type in a crowd of people laughing? Are you in the wrong? Are they in the wrong? The reality is we all have different levels of what we consider to be "just a joke" and what we consider to be "just wrong". Does the delivery matter? Does the group mentality matter? Or does your opinion only matter to you?

      I was talking to my friend the other day and I said I had a joke for him. I said, "So I was in bed with this girl the other day" and he just started to laugh and said "Good one". I said "What?" and he said "That's hilarious, the idea that you'd ever have a girl in your bed". I said "But that's just the start of the joke" and he said "well that's going to be funnier than anything else you say after that". I continued though. "So I was in bed with this girl watching her sleep and thinking about how past girlfriends say I don't know what love is. I was looking at this beautiful woman sleeping next to me. How quiet and happy she looked. How perfect this moment was to have this woman by my side and I wanted it to never end. How I thought that we could be together for the rest of our lives right here in this bed. Just the two of us. How I wanted to touch her soft face but didn't want to disturb her. So I just lay there watching. And then she woke up and started yelling at me things like "who are you? What are you doing here?". It really broke the relationship. Especially when her boyfriend came in the room.

    • Mental health day

      1 week ago

      Treanomaly Absolute Travist

      It was world mental health day on the 10th. So I thought I'd discuss my own mental health issues. I've had issues with depression for what feels like my whole life up until this point. I'm generally a shy person and independent person who tries to not bother people. I'll generally keep out of people's way even during conversations unless I'm trying to make them laugh so they are happy. But the majority of the time, I feel alone even in a crowded room. I don't let people in and keep them at a surface level of knowing me. Which presents its own issues in that I don't trust people much because they don't know me an I don't let people know me because I don't trust people. It's a cycle I'm trying to break by answering people that ask things about me. The positive side there is at the very least I can imagine they actually want to know more about me, even if they are just trying to be polite and it opens me up a bit more. 

      I'm also trying to work on not letting the burdens of life affect me as much. Seeing the way people treat each other day to day just makes me lose so much faith in the humanity of people. You're humans, you should be humane! Human is in the name. But it's something that's always going to be an issue if I let it be. 

      I'm haven't had suicidal thoughts in a while, which is good. I still see death as the ultimate solution to end all my problems because they won't exist anymore but I'd never take my own life while I can still offer something to help push the habitants of this shared world together. 

      Anyway, keep fighting the good fight those in need and those that aren't, help those around you. Ask them how they are and notice signs that they need help. Sometimes all it takes is someone asking you how you are. 

    • Where are the Australian RT fans?

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      Where are all the Aussie RT fans?

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    • Dear Diary Oct 10

      1 week ago

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      Today is day 17 of my no sex, no masturbation and no coffee stint. I'm feeling pretty good though coffee seems to be the most likely one I'll give in to. Mornings are tough. It's strange how easy I'm finding it to not get aroused without actively looking for it. Not much in my day to day giving me any reason to break my stride. Pity, I kind of expected more from Melbourne. Ah well. I started a new job, which I've been working for a week now. It's a pretty good environment. The people seem friendly though it feels very much like an at work only type of friendliness. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Other than that life's just continuing on. PAX Aus is on soon but other than @burnie doing story time, I don't see any other reason to go so skipping this one. 

      Still need some excitement in my life but at the moment it's just getting settled at work and on top of things there. 

      Oh and my bad joke of the day that I thought up:

      "I'm trying to plan a fetish party. Just working out the kinks."

      Nailed it.

    • Reminder: Game giveaway

      2 weeks ago

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      Just a reminder there are some copies of Dead By Daylight up for grabs over on the RT Community Gamers group page. Head over now and get ready for Halloween game night.

    • Dear Diary Oct 1st

      3 weeks ago

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      I start a new job tomorrow. It's been a month since my last job so I have to get back in the rhythm of waking up early and doing something constructive. I'm happy that I'm back working but I know that won't last and I'll be back waiting for those days off. Hopefully it will be a job I enjoy and can learn from to advance through the ranks. And who knows, maybe I'll meet a hot nerd lady. There's no such thing as hot nerds. You saying I'm not a hot nerd? You bastard! 

      On a similar subject, it's been a week since I've had any form of sexual gratification now. I think my penis realises it's not necessary any more and is slowly retreating into my body. Soon I will be a Barbie doll....expect a boy.... and with a hole to urinate....and without the boobs. 

      For now, it's time to concentrate on this job, save up for the RTX's of 2018 and plan games night for the RT Community Gamers group. I'm looking forward to this one and have a few things planned for November also. 

      Thanks diary

    • 7 Days Maze update

      3 weeks ago

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      Originally I thought I'd try and go the garden maze route so I had concrete blocks with grassy ground on top but I didn't like the look of that. I've now transitioned into just concrete blocks with a glass roof so I can see what's in the maze. 


      Did a little experiment and liked it so started to remove the grassy ground, add another concrete block on top so it's now 2 high and cover the top with glass panels. 


      I'm not sure how big I'll go with it. I'll either continue down the street or go around my house as well as the houses across the road. I think it looks much better with the blocks and glass roof though. Plus, that makes it easy to run across the top without worrying about falling in, which I've done way too many times and have to navigate my way out with zombies in there also. 


      Oh and dodging the traps also. I've been putting blade and dart traps through it also. There are also a couple of turrets in there also. 

    • Dear Diary

      4 weeks ago

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      Dear Diary,

      I got a job offer this week and start next week. So only a month between finishing one job and starting the next. It will be good to be back working and busy with something constructive. Also, I was thinking how long one could go without sexual activity so I thought I'd see how it goes. Anyway, enough fiddling around, still one week of finding something constructive. 

    • Bored in 7 Days

      4 weeks ago

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      So I got bored in 7 days. I'm too well fortified and don't know what else to do. So I started to make a maze in the game. 

      Oddly, some of the zombies kind of walk through it, so I'm putting traps in also. I'm going to see how big I can make it. It's going to take a lot of resources, but it's something to do for now. 

    • Dear Diary

      1 month ago

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      Dear Diary,

      Today I played Rainbow 6:Siege and I sucked hard. I was git'n gud but then got gawd awful. I also had a couple of job interviews. Hopefully I get something soon so I don't feel so bored I have to write in a diary.

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    • Fiezzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Probably drinking beer

      5 months ago

      Hey, not sure if you're a member of the group or not, but Aus has a community group on Facebook where we organise gatherings and what not.

      If you're interested, you should deffinately check it out.

      • Treanomaly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Absolute Travist

        5 months ago


        Thanks for that. I don't have a Facebook account but I'll keep an eye out somehow.

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