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« on: November 25, 2013, 08:40:44 PM »
Congrats Cendres Ceylon! Your application has been accepted and you are now officially a Guardian!!!
Everyone join me in welcoming our newest member!
« on: November 17, 2013, 08:49:39 PM »
I would like everyone to welcome Ryukennea
and Zerura Cendrasi
Welcome to the family both of you!
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:26:59 PM »
Welcome to the guild thomasL2R
, you application has been accepted.
You're now part of the family haha. See you in game!
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:49:35 PM »
Someone posted this on Twitter SO CUTE!
« on: November 07, 2013, 07:54:15 PM »
Welcome to the guild Lientalis! Your application has been accepted! Looking forward to gaming with you in FFXIV!
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:32:00 AM »
Came across this article today and at first I was like O_O but after I read it I understood and I had to share. <3 Very inspiring. Love all of you TG.
Marriage Isn’t For You
Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.
Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.
I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.
Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?
Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.
Perhaps each of us have moments in our lives when it feels like time slows down or the air becomes still and everything around us seems to draw in, marking that moment as one we will never forget.
My dad giving his response to my concerns was such a moment for me. With a knowing smile he said, “Seth, you’re being totally selfish. So I’m going to make this really simple: marriage isn’t for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy. More than that, your marriage isn’t for yourself, you’re marrying for a family. Not just for the in-laws and all of that nonsense, but for your future children. Who do you want to help you raise them? Who do you want to influence them? Marriage isn’t for you. It’s not about you. Marriage is about the person you married.”
It was in that very moment that I knew that Kim was the right person to marry. I realized that I wanted to make her happy; to see her smile every day, to make her laugh every day. I wanted to be a part of her family, and my family wanted her to be a part of ours. And thinking back on all the times I had seen her play with my nieces, I knew that she was the one with whom I wanted to build our own family.
My father’s advice was both shocking and revelatory. It went against the grain of today’s “Walmart philosophy”, which is if it doesn’t make you happy, you can take it back and get a new one.
No, a true marriage (and true love) is never about you. It’s about the person you love—their wants, their needs, their hopes, and their dreams. Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?”, while Love asks, “What can I give?”
Some time ago, my wife showed me what it means to love selflessly. For many months, my heart had been hardening with a mixture of fear and resentment. Then, after the pressure had built up to where neither of us could stand it, emotions erupted. I was callous. I was selfish.
But instead of matching my selfishness, Kim did something beyond wonderful—she showed an outpouring of love. Laying aside all of the pain and aguish I had caused her, she lovingly took me in her arms and soothed my soul.
I realized that I had forgotten my dad’s advice. While Kim’s side of the marriage had been to love me, my side of the marriage had become all about me. This awful realization brought me to tears, and I promised my wife that I would try to be better.
To all who are reading this article—married, almost married, single, or even the sworn bachelor or bachelorette—I want you to know that marriage isn’t for you. No true relationship of love is for you. Love is about the person you love.
And, paradoxically, the more you truly love that person, the more love you receive. And not just from your significant other, but from their friends and their family and thousands of others you never would have met had your love remained self-centered.
Truly, love and marriage isn’t for you. It’s for others.
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:23:18 PM »
So I decided after all the issues I've been having with my computer and all the shit that's happened this year I AM TREATING MYSELF. Last time I was planning on getting a new computer I rolled my car and had to buy a new one so the new PC thing kinda went out the window. But THIS TIME it will happen. They have custom builds at my favorite local nerd shop. Things can be swapped out and changed so I'm looking for your input.
Here are the specs, I'll link it if it's too hard to see like this: http://otvtech.com/catalogue?page=shop.browse&category_id=1053
OTV Gamer Premier Platinum Tier 2
CM Scout 2 Advanced White
Windows 7 Home Premium OR Professional
Intel i7 4770K
Extreme performance CPU water cooler
4 x 4.3 GHz Overclock
8 x Threads w/ Intel Hyperthreading
8MB Smart Cache
Intel® vPro Technology
16GB Dual Channel 2133Mhz DDR3 Performance RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 OC Edition 3GB Video
NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Vision Surround, CUDA, DirectX 11, PhysX, SLI, TXAA, Adaptive VSync, GPU Boost, FXAA Compatible
SLI Ready, Drop in second card Ready
128GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD
530 MB/s Read,390MB Write, 6GB/s
1TB WD Black 1TB Hard Drive
Dual Processor, Dual Cache (64MB total)
HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort Connectivity (Quad Display support)
USB 3.0 (Front & Back), USB 2.0 (Front & Back)
7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Optical SPDIF w/ Front Headset/Mic ports
Killer E2100 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet - Kill Your Lag
Mid-Tower Case w/ 850w Power Supply
Elegant Styling, Amazing Cooling, Future Upgradeable
80+ Silver Certified Silent PSU
Front Red (Black Version) or Blue (White Version) LED Fans with built-in On/Off switch.
Steel Reinforced Carry Handles for Easy Transportation
Midnight Black or Ghost White Option
Best in class component quality
3 year hardware express warranty
24 hour burn-in stress testing
I definitely think I want a white case with purple lights. (May have to custom order purple LED lit fans though) So if you know if any other cases lemme know.
« on: October 28, 2013, 09:46:25 AM »
So I know a few of you have been wanting one of these on a Saturday so here it is! This Saturday, November 2nd. Maybe we can do some Haunting stuff, or even run a few WPs?
See you Saturday!Saturday November 2nd @ ~10pm EST
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:35:02 PM »
Please help me extend a hearty welcome to: SYOTOS, xXTheEvilDudeXx, barryk1979! Welcome to the family guys you're officially Guardians!
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:18:51 PM »
It is my great pleasure to welcome Amatsu
! Welcome to the family you two!
Looking forward to gaming with both of you.
« on: October 22, 2013, 01:23:47 AM »
Another GoogleHangout is necessary. We need to do it up like we did the first time. So bring yourselves, bring your webcams, bring some drinks and log in to FFXIV! Good times will follow.
Hope to see a few of you there.Friday October 25th @ ~9pm EST until who knows when??
« on: October 15, 2013, 08:49:16 PM »
It's that time of year again! Extra Life supports Children's Hospitals! On November 2nd gamers from all over will gaming out marathon style to raise money for their local Children's Hospital! Here is some info on Extra Life for those that are new to the cause.
On an Autumn Saturday each year since 2008, tens of thousands of gamers have joined together to save the lives of local kids in a celebration of gaming culture that we call Extra Life. From console games to tabletop RPG's to even lawn sports, Extra Life gives people that love to play a chance to do what they love to save lives and make a difference.
Originally designed as a 24-hour marathon of gaming, Extra Life has evolved to mean different things to different people (though most of our participants still attempt the marathon).
To participate you need only sign up (free) and gather the support of your friends and family through tax-deductible donations to your local CMN Hospital. Then on Saturday, November 2nd (or any day that works for you!) play any game(s) you want on any platform(s) that you want with anyone you want for as long as you want.
The proceeds from Extra Life stay where they're raised to support children's hospitals.
Since 2008, our incredible players have raised more than 4 million dollars, and this year, on November 2nd, 2013 we believe they will outdo themselves yet again.
With your help we can set a new record and save so many more kids!
WHEN: November 2, 2013 @ 8am (Or pick a date that works for you!)
WHERE: Anywhere you like to game (Most people play from home!)
GAME/PLATFORM: Play any games on any platforms you want including mobile devices or board games!
HOW IT WORKS: Simply ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts. They can make a monthly pledge or a one-time gift. Then, have a seat and play games on November 2nd.
WHO IT BENEFITS: Gamers select the children's hospital they want to play for during registration. In the US and Canada there are more than 170 CMN Hospitals to choose from. Players outside of North America can choose hospitals and causes that work specifically in their area of the world.
As always you can register for Extra Life absolutely free, however we'd like you to consider the $15 Platinum option, which makes you eligible to receive lot's of goodies and prizes throughout the campaign, including the official 2013 Extra Life T-shirt when you hit $200 in funds raised.
If you're not sure you can always register free now, and upgrade later.
Thank you for stopping by, and thanks for a taking a few minutes to join our fight to save kids' lives.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals supports healthy and safe gaming for kids. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s gaming, please visit www.cmch.tv/ for resources on healthy gaming habits for kids.
I've created a team again this year for TG members wanting to participate Will post more after work.
My personal page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=59392
TG team page: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=12934
« on: October 14, 2013, 08:12:52 PM »
It is my pleasure to welcome Enzikami and Vivienne Bane
to the family!
Welcome aboard guys!
« on: October 01, 2013, 11:55:07 PM »
It is my pleasure to welcome Ayden and Dysfunktnl
to the Guardians!
A hearty welcome to both of you, looking forward to playing with you more in FFXIV!
« on: September 29, 2013, 02:59:02 PM »
I would like to extend a warm welcome and congrats to the following! Asher386, Skolli, and Gnightray
You're now officially Guardians!
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