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    advice for your younger self

    If you were to give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?


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    please, please, dont ever grow up, I need you man.....

    EDIT: wait, is this like, talking you my "inner kid", or like going back in time to talk to me years ago?

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    study and draw!

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    Buy Alpha and Beta Magic Booster and don´t sell them until 2005.

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    Smile

    wait, is this like, talking you my "inner kid", or like going back in time to talk to me years ago?
    yah, something like that hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by conanthebarbero
    yah, something like that hehe
    are u pinoy conanthebarbero ???

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    play more counterstrike and go pro

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    Stop being such a lazy ass, and get a head start in life. Quit procrastinating.
    "One needs a certain humility to learn, arrogance never does good." Chiseledrocks.com article

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    are u pinoy conanthebarbero ???
    yes you too?

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    start thai boxing, go pro, and get paid for kicking others to the head til they stop to get up again.

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    invest in a little known technology company known as "microsoft"

    (ok, I'm not actually old enough to have been alive in time for that but if I was^ )

    And never do your paperround on your bike. Walk it always. (When I was 13 I came off my bike, breaking an arm, resulting in 3 operations and my left arm unable to straighten itself anymore than a 45 degree bend, it's annoying)
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    Spend more time drawing and less time masturbating!

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    "Stop fooling around, you stupid asshole!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by conanthebarbero
    yes you too?

    yep! do you have YM or AIM ? let's chat!

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    Don't believe the old guys, don't believe the young guys. Don't believe in movies, and never believe you know about anything. Find out what you can believe in, and start walking in that direction. Never stop, don't let anybody push you from your path.

    I guess my younger self would just go "Huh? Can i go back to playing Mario now?" Ah, the pure heart of a child.

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    stop going pro at counter-strike, draw more.

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    http://www.paulgraham.com/hs.html

    seems like good advice...
    ...so what if i'm bored, and ordinary?...

    currently playing: Super Mario 64 DS, ICO (grrrr....)

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    Draw, paint... and stop wearing that fugly tshirt you brat!
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    Drop the fucking attitude.

    Don't stop drawing for ten years like I did when I was twenty just because some dumb-ass game company screwed you out of over 200 drawings and characters designs and disk cover.

    Stay focused on your art. You might be someplace now if you did.

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    get ready for a good ride man...open your eyes to it a little wider than I did the first time around and we might pick up a few more things on the way.

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    abort yourself while ur still in the whom. lol
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    Don't listen to me, I still don't know what the hell I'm talking about.

    Also, save me some candy.



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    Ask that cute girl out. You know the one.

    Also...

    April 28 2005, 3:47pm - DUCK.

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    Yeah, you know guys that sketch better than you do, you know guys that paint better than you do, and you know guys that write or play music better than you do, but you don't know ANYBODY that can do it all as well as you do. USE YOUR TALENTS!

    Instead, I joined the Navy because I didn't want the financial burden of school to get laid on my parents. Dumbass.
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    Work bloody hard, use what you've got, don't worry about the things you can't change, and don't be scared of taking a risk.

    That covers it. Of course, it'll be weird thinking back in twenty years time, giving the current me advice from then...

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    dont fuck around. start drawing early. I dunno how "young" we're talking about. but if i was going to tell my 10 yr old self. i'd tell him :

    1. Dont fuck around with games (as in vid games). its not a bad thing. but it gets addicting and blocks progress to everything.

    2. Persue educatoin to the fullest. Go to the best colleges, get the best degrees

    3. Have and maintain excellent health.

    4. Draw, or in general, persue my hobbies to the fullest.

    5. Invent something big so that I wouldn't have to work at shitty jobs where they dont give a fuck about you and they always wanna shit on you. Yea i just quit my fuckin job, and i'm happy cuz the fuckers were never fair. almost discriminatory, i'd say. sorry about teh language , kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim
    stop going pro at counter-strike, draw more.
    that too.
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    11/30/03-11/30/05. Thanks CA, for all the great inspiration. When will I update? I dont know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nil
    http://www.paulgraham.com/hs.html

    seems like good advice...
    i really liked that article.

    also like this one a lot:

    http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html

    and this one!

    http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.html (hackers and painters)

    which is funny because one of my secrets desires is writing programs, are at least writing something to manipulate them... particulary ui/usability. this from a guy who is about as artsy fartsy as it gets :/

    oops, sorry for derailing topic!

    mmm

    on topic: i would tell myself what that other dude just told himself: ask the cute girl out .
    Last edited by steve kim; May 4th, 2005 at 07:46 AM.

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    I'd probably say something like, "Don't drink that obscure liquor that comes in white jerry-cans, especially if it's sold by truckers down at the docks, and don't accidently bump into and insult the only guy in town that owns a Glock.".

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    I would say quite a few things.

    like
    "Put down those keys"
    "put down those matches"
    "Always have condoms in your wallet."
    "She really does like you, dont act like a pussy for years and let her run off with that asshole. Tell her how you feel, she's not gonna make the first move" (that one goes 3x or something)
    "DONT START SMOKING!"
    "STOP! That water is just 2 feet deep!!!"
    "That ice isnt safe to walk on."
    "No, you CANT keep your balance up there!"
    "That blue hairdye is gonna turn ugly dirty-greenish when it fades"



    I would probably say "NO, thats a BAD idea" like a thousand times. But then again, the experiences i've gathered through life (fuckups in particular) have shaped me into the person i am today. And i like that person. So i wouldnt really undo anything..

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