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    Meaningless Accomplishments

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by A.M.P., Jan 27, 2014.

    I wonder, does anyone have any "achievements" or something of the like that they want but have no personal or real world value?

    Example: I follow a musical artist on YouTube who gets more or less a million views per video. Today, I got the first post on a new video.

    My first 'First!'!

    I feel awesome.
     
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    I was the first Illustrious Grand Master Archeologist on the Arygos server in World of Warcraft. :)

    I was excited.
     
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    @JJ_Maxx now that's pretty sweet. Considering the player base, it's epic.
     
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    I once went out on a date with a girl that might it to the last cut to be a Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader, and she wasn't an escort.
     
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    The first ever time I played a Mechwarrior VR free-for-all game in expert mode against 7 experienced players I played it safe but managed to kill everyone, record every single kill, and win the game. They were all pissed. 7 kills to all their 0. (I'm talking the version in the cockpit pods, not on a pc)
     
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    Yeah, video games are the place for these. Like, I'm a big football (soccer) fan, so this one time I played a guy online and had 73% possession and prevented him from having a single shot on goal... yea boi, you know that shit was trippin'.
     
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    I'm fairly certain I am the only person to drive down Old Taylor Road in north Mississippi with my right index finger in my left nostril just for the hell of it.
     
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    I received a personal email from the band Disturbed before they became famous.
     
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    I once bought the British comedian Ross Noble a pint. I've also climbed Ben Nevis, the mountain in Scotland.

    Also, a more personal one, I'm pretty sure I have the record among my friends of the longest distance covered while walking and reading at the same time. 6.4 miles of having nothing but a good book and the English countryside to admire occasionally when I felt the urge. I read The Birth of Tragedy in it's entirety while out on hikes. I think I also read Macbeth while walking too.
     
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    I've had a pint with Seamus Heaney.

    I've replicated tattoos on several actors, Gabriel Byrne being the most memorable.

    I was the most tattooed woman in Ireland for a period of time. A dubious claim to fame if ever there was. Surprisingly enough, the person who made the biggest deal about it was my Gran. (She made more of deal about that than when I passed my maths O level, on the third attempt.)

    Gaming achievement-wise, I am currently attempting to make my way through Dishonored without killing anyone, or being seen. The non-lethal play through was easy enough, just took a bit of patience. The not being seen play through is faring less successfully.
     
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    Oh - my - god, I am insanely jealous. What was he like? You have to tell me everything! :D
     
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    @Lemex Softly spoken but with a cutting sense of humour. I met him at a friend's graduation. He was giving the speech. The opportunity was wasted on me, to be honest. I have little understanding of poetry, though I can kinda relate to his, as we're from the same neck of the woods.
     
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    That's freaking awesome. I hope you got autographs and pictures and DNA.

    I guess my meaningless accomplishment would be getting 455 likes on WF.
     
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    Everyone has something.
    Besides, likes mean you're a valued poster.
    So, your posts are worth our time to read so yay!
     
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    456 now. :D
     
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    It was that DNA comment, wasn't it? Haha.
     
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    I once served as Colin Powell's interpreter at a visit he made to our base in Berlin where soviet dignitaries from Potsdam were visiting. I ended up not having to do a thing. He speaks very good Russian. He asked me to stay just in case there were anything that stumped him. It was awesome.
     
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    It was! I actually did think that myself, haha.
     
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    Nope, I didn't... my friend who graduated got a few nice pics though—all done up in her gown and mortar board. If memory serves she even got one of him smiling. I did nick his beer mat though. (As scundered as I am to admit it... and for those not familiar who are reaching for their dictionaries, I'm using the Belfast definition, rather than the Mid-Ulster one. ;))
     
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    Off to google 'most tattooed woman in Belfast.' Back in a sec with results.


    ...FAIL, awful pics
     
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    Back in the early 90s, I used to go to my local bar in Victoria, BC and play this networked trivia game. I don't even know if it still exists, but it linked bars all across North America, and so each player was playing against everybody everywhere. I used to do pretty well.

    One time, I had to go to Toronto for a month on business. When I got back, my friends introduced me to a new guy they said had "taken my place" in my absence. I was friendly, but secretly kind of miffed that I could be so easily replaced. So I got my trivia machine and signed in so I could show this newcomer who's who and what's what.

    It was the best trivia night I ever had! I won three games straight - first place, not just in our bar, but first in all of North America! I beat everybody again and again, and that really put the new guy in his place. Hee hee! I was, of course, gracious in my victory. :)
     
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    Those still exist.
    My neighborhood pub, situated right next to a pre-school, elementary school, and two day-cares, has that trivia every night, I think.
    I always play it with my friends but never with the machines. Just between us.
     
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    Wow, that's something. But who's the most tattooed now? does she have her face inked all over?

    I won the "Smiley Girl" trophee in elementary school, can't remember which grade. I don't even smile that much and I wasn't very popular, either. I've no idea what I'm supposed to do with the ugly-ass trophee (a white statue of a girl's head and she's barely smiling).

    This is quite meaningless and stupid, but whenever I'm at the gym, I try to outdo all the other girls there. It's a small gym, so usually there aren't that many. On the other hand, maybe it's not that meaningless... At least I won't be slacking off.
     

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