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Waldo.Pepper
12-06-2007, 11:37 PM
[Consider this kind of a public service announcement that you can use.]

It actually has never happened to me, but maybe it should. No one has ever come over to my house and looked at all my books, films and other assorted WW2 media and told me to get a life. My stuff still fits into a room. So maybe I don't have it too bad after all. My sim pit isn't really much of one really. It still looks like a typical computer. Albeit with a modded X-52, track IR, and rudder pedals.

But if it did happen to me, I don't think that I would react poorly. I would likely laugh it off. But my imaginary critic might actually have a point and I would like to think that I would take the comment and act on it positively.

But just in case it has or does happen to you in the future. And in the event that you are offended, or worse. Then I think you can take some comfort in the fact that no matter how much of a Il-2 nut you are. Or how many planes you have hanging from little wires in your elaborate sim pit - you have a life.

Unlike this Star Wars nutcase psycho person.

http://starwars.yahoo.com/videos/visit-to-rancho-obi-wan-1

I think that you kind of have to admire collectors like this on some level. Anyway if someone tells you to get a life and you feel put upon, then show them this guy so that they may see that you are not too far gone, and perhaps you can take some comfort in that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
12-06-2007, 11:49 PM
Don't forget this Star Trek guy.

He's gone bankrupt now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
http://www.uberreview.com/2006/02/man-goes-bankrupt-bui...hip-voyager-home.htm (http://www.uberreview.com/2006/02/man-goes-bankrupt-building-starship-voyager-home.htm)

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

huggy87
12-07-2007, 12:06 AM
It's great to have hobbies and interests, especially when it comes to a very important piece of our collective history. However you don't want this life to pass you by because you are living in the past (WW2) or some imaginary world (star wars).

BadA1m
12-07-2007, 12:12 AM
I have found that most often, the types who say things like "get a life" are to bored to mind thier own buisness. Enjoy your life and let those who are unhappy with thiers (and wish to inflict thier misery on you), mind thier own freakin' business.

-HH- Beebop
12-07-2007, 12:14 AM
VERY interesting! Thanks for those links. Makes me feel....well,....normal....kind of. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Oh and Waldo,

My stuff still fits into a room
I've seen that room. It's HUGE! Don't let him kid you folks, most of us could live in that space.

Well not really but it is quite the collection. And to be fair, it's not all IL2/WWII. There's some great literature there as well.

GregGal
12-07-2007, 12:23 AM
Hmm...If someone told me to get a life, I'd say "Well, it's you who sould get a life"
Flying on my PC is a part of my life, my soul is richer because of that. It's a part of me.
My girfriend loves the fact I'm an aviation fanatic, and tells me to fly, because if I stopped everyithing aviation-related, I would stop being myself, I would be less than my actual self...I think she's right!

Feathered_IV
12-07-2007, 02:32 AM
I quite like that Star Wars guy. As long as he is hurting no one else, I'm very happy for him.
He seriously needs a curator though. That stuff is just deposited there in an artless fashion.

JG52Uther
12-07-2007, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Don't forget this Star Trek guy.

He's gone bankrupt now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
http://www.uberreview.com/2006/02/man-goes-bankrupt-bui...hip-voyager-home.htm (http://www.uberreview.com/2006/02/man-goes-bankrupt-building-starship-voyager-home.htm)

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg
Hey he lives in the UK, Bankruptcy is no biggie here,in fact its the fastest growing sport.You can be in and out of it in 6 months and lose nothing (and how do I know this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

smokincrater
12-07-2007, 02:45 AM
I am a major Star Wars fan but dressing in the white dressing gown to costume parties is as far as I go.

rnzoli
12-07-2007, 02:50 AM
Yes, I have been told "to get a life".
But I laughed it off.
I already have not less than 3, yes, three lives already http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Which I am quite happy with, even though I wish I could squeeze more than 24 hours into a day... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Phil_K
12-07-2007, 02:57 AM
I do wonder, in our modern, safe, risk-averse, health-conscious western societies, what a "life" is.

I mean it's not like you can go out and become a pirate or an arab chieftain, is it?

ploughman
12-07-2007, 02:59 AM
Us blokes are predisposed to this sort of collector insanity. A female friend of mine who works with autistic kids only half jokingly reckons most men have a little of it in them. Mr. Obi Wan has the means, the inclination, and the proximity to Lucas to feed his fancy, I bet George saw him coming. 'Now how can I unload all this **** from my films?'

csThor
12-07-2007, 03:09 AM
A person who tells others to "get a life" and means it is the same person who doesn't have a life worth living so its only drive is to make other people miserable.

woofiedog
12-07-2007, 03:22 AM
Quote... Then I think you can take some comfort in the fact that no matter how much of a Il-2 nut you are.

LoL... 4 years and going Strong! Still waiting for the next New & Improved IL-2 patch or etc, etc.

Hopefully my wife won't bring out the pocket calculator and tally up the improvments and adjustment costs just to run IL-2 with 200 aircraft in the air using Uber Demons Great program.

Looking in through the Looking Glass though... I can see where some people will be shaking their heads. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

That's Part of the Game though... so when is SoW coming out! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

MadBadVlad
12-07-2007, 05:57 AM
I've had that minor insult thrown my way a couple of times, no doubt in a teasing fashion but it is still meant to make you look stupid. I usually reply that I could actually do with getting at least four lifetimes to cover my main interests and then ask them how many absorbing and worthwhile interests they have and they usually p*ss off at that point. Most of them seem to be the kind of people who live for their work and have no time for anything else ie. they need to get a life!

NAFP_supah
12-07-2007, 06:12 AM
If you are interested in ww2 aviation or aviation in general then flightsims are a easy way to experience flight without having to fork over loads and loads of cash. I got my pilot license etcetera .... did it make flight sims less fun? No, nobody is ever going to let me fly their spitfire for real (Well if they are even half sane that is). The people who should get a life are the ******s who do nothing else with their free time then vegetate infront of the TV, people without interests beyond being spoonfed mass media pulp. Those people are allready dead, intellectual death.

leitmotiv
12-07-2007, 06:28 AM
The richer you are, the less likely anybody will question your perversities---that is a fact of life. If you are very high on the hog, what would be clinical insanity among the middle class is magically transformed into "charming peccadillo." I have a very rich friend who is mad as a hatter. He currently learning to fly having grown bored with mere flight simulators. Pilots should be systematic and unimaginative. This guy is scattershot and a film director. He is rich, what he is doing is a peccadillo to the rich. I am middle class. To me he is crazy as a formation of loons.

han freak solo
12-07-2007, 06:39 AM
My ex-wife long ago told me repeatedly to "get a life". I spent countless weekends dirt bike riding, near or far. I even got her to learn riding dirt bikes. She thought it was neat, but it wasn't in her blood.

I didn't see at the time that my dirt bike habit drove us apart which led her to get her own new life somewhere else.

I guess it depends on who tells you to "get a life" whether you should consider what they may really be trying to communicate to you.

I have learned much from that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

R_Target
12-07-2007, 07:59 AM
I always kind of pitied people that didn't have some kind of mild obsession.

gizmo60
12-07-2007, 08:16 AM
it doesnt matter whether you sit in front of the telly all day or go and climb everest

it matters that you are happy doing whatever it is you do

i have a simple life and only work when i need to and when the day comes and i am on my death bed i shall have no regrets because for virtually all my life i have been very happy and contended

DuxCorvan
12-07-2007, 08:40 AM
I actually have a life. These many hobbies of mine are but a small part of it.

If someone told me 'get a life', I'd assume he's envious, or doesn't know me at all.

Anyway, nobody enters my room. I enter the room of others. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ViktorViktor
12-07-2007, 08:50 AM
But what if your wife / girlfriend told you to decide between IL2 and her ?

WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE ?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

gizmo60
12-07-2007, 09:12 AM
LOL, the gf once said "its that bloody pc or me"

i locked the door behind her as she left.

she called the next day and apologised but i also compromised and do less on the pc when she is here

Stew278
12-07-2007, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
But what if your wife / girlfriend told you to decide between IL2 and her ?


I've had people tell me to get a life not because of all the time I spent on video games but because of all the time I spent obsessing about work. But now that I hate my current job that little problem is cured.

If given that ultimatum I'd keep my video games. Any woman that expects me to give up a favorite hobby just because she doesn't get it is the wrong woman for me. Now I could see if it became an obsession to the point of alienating her or causing financial problems, but otherwise it's just a harmless passtime. People that expect you to revamp your life just to appease them are insecure or selfish and not worth the time of day.

Anytime a woman asks me how much I spend on video games I ask her how much she spends on cosmetics. Video games may be a waste of time/money but so is vanity, in my opinion. The stigma is always that men are immature for playing games or having hobbies, but vain self-obsession is somehow the mark of maturity? Maybe if more women would take an interest in something other than themselves and quit worrying about what other people think, they could lighten up and enjoy life too.

major_setback
12-07-2007, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by smokincrater:
I am a major Star Wars fan but dressing in the white dressing gown to costume parties is as far as I go.

So you don't bother doing your hair then??

http://www-atdp.berkeley.edu/1623/students/kimberly/leia.jpg


lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

major_setback
12-07-2007, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
But what if your wife / girlfriend told you to decide between IL2 and her ?

WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE ?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

What girlfriend ??!????? ......http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif.....??!?????? .......http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif.....???!!!!!! .......http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif.....!!!!

Airmail109
12-07-2007, 01:27 PM
Lots of cheeky F***ers die early.

I'd be quite happy knowing theres a good chance, one day I'd be able to piss on their grave then tell them to "Get a life".

DuxCorvan
12-07-2007, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
But what if your wife / girlfriend told you to decide between IL2 and her ?

WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE ?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

People who really love and are mature and self-confident enough never make that kind of ultimatums. So, I'd never have such girlfriend. Not for much time, at least, and it would have nothing to do with Il-2.

But in the weird case I had myself to make that kind of choice -not her asking, but some unlikely circumstance- well, I'd ALWAYS choose the person. I'm not such an idiot. This is just a f*ng entertainment, for G sake.

SeaFireLIV
12-07-2007, 01:38 PM
My ex hated me going on the computer, I guess it was a `rival` to her. didn`t matter what i said. after a while she started knocking my art too. I even tried to accomodate.

Never again.

What was the question, again?

jensenpark
12-07-2007, 05:14 PM
Waldo, I've been to your house and seen your book room.

Your books only fit into that room because you have bookshelves propped up on bookshelves on further bookshelves.

There is not a spare inch of wall (or ceiling...how do you do that?) that isn't covered by books.

Of course it is one fine library my friend!

Schwarz.13
12-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
Unlike this Star Wars nutcase psycho person.

http://starwars.yahoo.com/videos/visit-to-rancho-obi-wan-1


I'll bet his 'pillow talk' is legendary! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

mortoma
12-07-2007, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
My ex hated me going on the computer, I guess it was a `rival` to her. didn`t matter what i said. after a while she started knocking my art too. I even tried to accomodate.

Never again.

What was the question, again? Holy smokes, what a pouty, whiney and insecure woman!!

Also sounds like she might have done well to get a hobby of some sort herself. Sounds like she didn't have any. Because if she did she would respect your space.

brewens
12-07-2007, 10:00 PM
One guy that told me that gets pissed if you call him during American Idol. Now just who is it that needs to get a life I ask!
At least all my pc games require some intelligence, strategy, planning and hand eye coordination. He'll be sitting in a chair drooling on himself before he's 70.

DuxCorvan
12-08-2007, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by brewens:
One guy that told me that gets pissed if you call him during American Idol.

Some ghey people is known to be very temperamental. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif