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Discussion in 'Player Advice & Discussions' started by verykirsten, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. verykirsten

    verykirsten Collector of Purple Things Lifetime V.I.P.

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    1) I read Turtles All the Way Down. Can confirm that it's fantastic!
    2) Pizza. 10/10
    3) Not gonna lie, that huge list of questions was quite daunting when I joined staff. Never took the time to answer All the Things. :p
    4) England I think? There's lots of cool stuff there I want to see.
    5) Why does it have to be fizzy? Why can't we just be satisfied with regular water?
     
  2. Kelsey

    Kelsey Professional Blanket Burrito Staff Member Head Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    1. :p <3
    2. Star Wars: A Certain Point of View - awesome collection of short stories I highly recommend for any Star Wars geek
    3. Anything with carbs and cheese
    4. Yes, lol
    5. New Zealand
    6. Against
     
  3. SquiggleTag

    SquiggleTag YouBert's Pet Human Lifetime V.I.P.

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    - I haven't really read many books lately, but i'm 3 chapters into Turtles All The Way Down and its pretty good so far.
    - Pizza? Mac 'n' cheese? hm... i'm not sure i can pick just one favourite :p
    - I don't, but you can always post it again ;)
    - South Korea, or possibly somewhere in the US if any of my friends wanted me to come visit them.
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    my thoughts exactly
     
  4. Banesidhe

    Banesidhe Floofy Lifetime V.I.P.

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    If you could only recommend one book for people to read, what would it be?
    What is your biggest regret?
    What thing are you most proud of in your life, accomplishment or otherwise?
    What do you feel is your best personality trait? Your worst?
     
  5. tomsk31

    tomsk31 Pig Jockey Lifetime V.I.P.

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    Just one question for the moment:
    What is the worst/funniest mistake you've made in your time as staff?
     
  6. verykirsten

    verykirsten Collector of Purple Things Lifetime V.I.P.

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    Geez Bane, asking the tough questions!

    1) The Book Thief. It's 10/10, will definitely make you cry.
    2) I think not working much in college. It allowed me to focus on my classes, but it made things a bit harder after I graduated.
    3) This might be silly to say, but I'm very proud of my dog, even if he's a brat sometimes :p He is very sweet to every new person he meets and he's a happy pup all around. I was terrified when I got him that I wouldn't do a good job taking care of him, but he's become an absolute ray of sunshine in my life.

    Oh, and also my degree, I suppose :p Ooh, and over the past year or two I've managed to save up enough money to buy a car! A+ adulting, me.

    I guess that's three things I'm proud of, so take your pick, lol.

    4) I'm very good at organizing things, mentally. (Physical things, not so much). I'm able to keep a list in my head of things I need to do, appointments, etc, without having to write them down. Helps a lot with getting stuff done!

    As for the worst, I'm extremely introverted irl. Makes it difficult to make new friends, or hold a conversation. I'm also very impatient in traffic.>>

    I was culling someone's overbred farm once and accidentally killed all the animals in Mineworld. Oops.

    rip us
     
  7. Stormy

    Stormy Yarn Hoarder Staff Member Senior Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    1. Alanna: The First Adventure and hope that gets them hooked on Tamora Pierce. Her characters are strong, resilient, and diverse.
    2. Might sound cheesy, but not leaving my ex before I did.
    3. Growing and learning to be me again after being in an abusive relationship.
    4. My best personality trait would probably be my enthusiasm. My worse would be my tendency to get scared easily.

    I mean there was that one time where I couldn't manage to stop my girlfriend from crashing FTB so many times Islid stopped helping...
     
  8. SquiggleTag

    SquiggleTag YouBert's Pet Human Lifetime V.I.P.

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    1. I'd probably advise people to get a cookbook. I don't read much, so i cant confidently pick a piece of fiction to read, but cookbooks make cooking fun and interesting :D
    2. My biggest regret is choosing to study art at college and not a subject i actually excelled at in high school (like science or math)
    3. My proudest moment was when i learned how to make pancakes (without messing up whilst trying to flip them) :p
    4. My best and worst personality trait is my need to make others happy. Sometimes its a really good thing, but sometimes it comes at the expense of my own happiness.

    • I've probably made a world edit mistake once or twice, but luckily i was able to undo it again before anyone noticed :p
     
  9. TurnDownTheAC

    TurnDownTheAC Astronut Staff Member Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    1. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read all that much recently, but the last good thing I read was probably "Ignition!" which is a pretty great history of rocket science/propellants.

    2. Hmmmmmm, this one is tough, but there's an amazing Thai place near where I used to live and they had the besssst Pad See-Ew (really though I like all food).

    3. Nope, definitely didn't pretend I never saw it so that I wouldn't have to answer it.

    4. I've realllly been wanting to go to Japan sometime soon, so definitely there.

    5. It is the worst and I hate it so much.


    1. Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace) for sure, with A Man Without A Country (Kurt Vonnegut) as a close, and much shorter, second.

    2. Definitely being a huge slacker/general jerk in high-school. It hurt my college opportunities and I lost some great friends.

    3. Maybe the hardest question so far, because I'm not sure I'm where I want to be just yet. I still have a long way to go before I feel like I can really be proud of much yet, but I'm getting there!

    4. Jeeze, too hard Bane... My best trait is probably the fact that if we're friends I will basically do anything I can to help when you're down, and I'll just generally always be willing to go out of my way for the people that I care about. Worst? It has to be that I cling too much to specific people and end up suffocating them, which hurts the people I care about and isn't healthy for me either :p

    I have a habit of finding all of the ways to make Worldedit mistakes that I can't undo, usually related to filling things. Like when I accidentally turned half of the SP mountain into a giant cube of stone... (Before it was a town so I didn't destroy any important builds at least XD)
     
  10. Star.5

    Star.5 Cave Explorer Lifetime V.I.P.

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    - Because I only read two things recently, I'm gonna say both cause they're both pretty good: The Help and the Elemental Trilogy.
    - Chicken Alfredo or Calzones
    - Yes. I use to read that thread and like to read the long replies lol
    - Hm.. Maybe London.
    - Haven't tried it in years that I forgotten what it tasted like.
    - Looking for Alaska
    - I don't know what my biggest regret is exactly, but something I regret is that I was (and still can be) not very nice to my family.
    - I don't think I reached the point where I can say I accomplished something I'm proud of. Hopefully I can say I am when I reach next summer.
    - The worst is that I get irritated easily which leads me to snapping at family or close friends I see as family. I also get stressed easily which leads to the irritaion. I don't know what my best trait is. Maybe that if there is a goal to something, whether it be helping someone, a job or something personal, I'll try and push to get to the goal. Though it's also a flaw because sometimes I'll keep pushing so much that I burn myself out to the point where I loose motivation and stop trying or I'll get tired/lazy that I'll just stop.
    I haven't really made any very rememberable mistakes so far. I did once assign a ticket to the user I was helping instead of to myself...
     
  11. Nodred

    Nodred Potato Taster Nerdfighter

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    Hi, dear staff members! Just curious, what is the best thing you ever built in Minecraft? The thing you're most proud of?
     
  12. Stormy

    Stormy Yarn Hoarder Staff Member Senior Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    When I was still a player, my girlfriend and I built a huge Stargate. There's actually a copy of it on my first creative plot. It's one of the builds I'm still proud of to this day.
     
  13. Elenna84

    Elenna84 Pig Jockey Lifetime V.I.P.

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    HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?!!! Rushes to Stormy's plot

    (SG1 4evr :tinyheart:)
     
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  14. Theo da Kaffei

    Theo da Kaffei Sign Stacker Staff Member Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    Oh this definately has to be my Water Gardens project (old thread here) over in the old VIP world. I never really managed to finish it, but the status I did get to finish was impressive, if I do say so myself. Also a lot of fun with a lot of friends. :D
     
  15. tomsk31

    tomsk31 Pig Jockey Lifetime V.I.P.

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    Omg! It was the best thing! I loved helping with the water gardens, lots of good memories.

    And the questions:
    1) How long have you been a staff member?
    2) What's the favourite thing you've done as a staff member?
    3) Opinion on cheese?
    4) Did you know you're all awesome and amazing and helpful and incredible?
     
  16. SquiggleTag

    SquiggleTag YouBert's Pet Human Lifetime V.I.P.

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    I think the thing that i'm most proud of building is Birthday Hank:
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  17. TurnDownTheAC

    TurnDownTheAC Astronut Staff Member Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    I don't like that this question is making me pick a favorite child.
    I have to say that my all time favorite is the renovated Zephyr Island in Skyloft. Specifically the cave (I obviously didn't build it all myself, but it's so preeeetttty)

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    Also honorable mentions of things I really like:
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    (I like this little castle much more than I should for some reason)
    ++ The UMI District in Hanacho

    1. Ummmmm 2 years I think?
    2. Building SP for sure. It was really fun to get to work on a really large-scale project after working only on small things for a while.
    3. Yes.
    4. Hmm, I don't know. I'm still not all that sure about this "Flash_Fire13" character.
     
  18. flash_fire13

    flash_fire13 Collector of Stuff Staff Member Administrator

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    Don't have pics atm. But I am incredibly proud of the various spawns I've helped lead the building on. Specifically spring and fall 2k17. Spawn is my favorite thing to work on as a staff member. I also enjoyed working on Halloween Spawn 2k17.
     
  19. Stormy

    Stormy Yarn Hoarder Staff Member Senior Administrator Lifetime V.I.P.

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    1. I joined staff June 28, 2015.
    2. My favourite thing I have done as staff... I don't have a specific Thing, but I love joking around with my friends and working together to build things, like Elsa's ice castle a bunch of us made a couple of years ago.
    3. I am lactose intolerant and don't care. Never enough cheese.
    4. Aww, thank you! I try to remember, but it's nice to hear it.
     
  20. verykirsten

    verykirsten Collector of Purple Things Lifetime V.I.P.

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    I was very proud of my old Laketown build, from after the town went through its renovation. I got a plot across the street from the marina, which had a more modern build style, and it gave me the opportunity to experiment myself. I ended up with a really cool build that still took advantage of all the awesome views in the area. It's still on my creative plot if anyone wants to see~

    I've also built some really cool Noob Houses that I was very sad to see go, but that's reset for you!

    1) That's coming on two and a half years now! My staffiversary is October 3rd, 2015. I've been in my current position since last Feburary (so about a year now!)
    2) Every time I get to help a player and make their experience on the server more fun and positive. Lighting fires, running events, making jokes in discord, spawning bat creepers, just, all the things. :p
    3) Yes.
    4) :tinyheart:
     

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