i-G.Lucky

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We fear that our children will be lonely when we see that they are just sitting in front of their PC, playing. And we fear that they do it because they are lonely. But often that's wrong. In fact it´s the opposite ...


Hi all
I have a strong but true story to you from a recently deceased boy in Norway.
Many of you will probably recognize this story, some will not fully understand what this is about, and others will be touched by it.

It started 25 years ago. A young boy in Norway is born with a serious muscle disorder that appears at 3 years of age. When he was 10, he started playing video games. The parents were a bit conservative and did not like this much. But he was still allowed to continue playing.

All the time his parents were frustrated by his "unsociable behavior," as they thought it was, in fact, they did not know that this was the environment he had chosen rather than being outside playing with the boys..., these were real people like us. , friends and acquaintances in our environment, but for him this became the only environment he knew, the only friends he had.

He had his first kiss in this world. It happened in WOW, around a bonfire. A girl stole his hat and she waited for him in the forest and ran it into the forest. He ran after, and when he found her she gave him the hat back, held him around and gave him his very first kiss. She was actually in love with him, and

15 years later he dies with his family gathered around him. The parents are starting to look for answers. And suddenly his parents recieved a great amount of mails. His many friends (that his parents even didn´t know he had) asked his parents if it was ok if they came to his funeral, as he had been their friend....

The church were filled up with real friends from all over the world, and the whole family were stunned to realize that the "gaming society" they always tried to get him off actually was his real(!) world. A virtual one, but the people behind the avatars were REAL people like YOU...

Think about that for a minute my friends. Just think about it....

Good night my friends, sleep tight ❤️

Read the sad, but very touching story here:
https://www.bbc.com/news/disability-47064773
 

PS! I know i misstype a bit these days. It´s because i only have a 50% sight with one of my eyes... Trying out Eye lenses for the first time and its pure hell. Can´t see shit... ?

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nice.  yeah I know a few as well who are just shy ppl.  gaming they have more friends, and they have also actually become a bit more active now as they have built up more confidence.  my nephew for one.  very shy kid, and even around us was shy.  he would stay in his room etc.  now, his pc and console are out in the open and he spends time with us.  we even game and all together and he does a lot more stuff now.  and has a lot more friends in school with a lot of kids he would normally not have even thought to try and hang out with.  my boys are similar as well.  

 

even myself I find it nice to get on discord, chat it up and hang out that way.  meet a lot of ppl.  I am not a fan to go hang out as much and never really have been.  but hanging out via discord and gaming is fun for me.  when times got hard (we had a house fire a few years ago) a lot of those I game with stepped up and helped.  a lot more then those I know around me.  granted we had a lot of church members as well.  but a lot of help was from online buddies that I never met.  

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This made me cry, bring back memory of a very close childhood best friend who passed away a few weeks after his 9th birthday from the same condition.

i-G has been a major source of I guess communication, friendship and fun while I was mostly confined to the house during my spare time caring for my terminally ill mother.

The gaming community help to keep my spirit up and the friends I made on there are awesome as well.

Who would thought that you would even catch up with some of these gaming friends during some of the holidays.  It was great doing just that, to finally see the face of the person you so passionately love killing lol (and some becoming like family too)  Even those who are no longer a part of the gaming community are still within my life on a regular basis.

You even get to find out what country they are from and what exciting things happens outside your our country.  I'm hoping to continue gaming for some time yet so watch out :)

8 hours ago, i-G.Lucky said:

Can´t see shit... ?

Want a torch, think it will look gross

?

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Everything in this world is relative isn’t it? A bittersweet story.

My son, who is in his fourth year of uni, can easily spend day after day on his machine especially during the school holidays. He comes out to graze from time to time of course. He isn’t just gaming though. It is definitely a socialising tool because there are multi-way chats going on all the time and I get dragged in to discussions too! That is voice chatting, not typing BTW. He also chats with his girlfriend online whilst they both watch the same video on their own machines. The best part is that at least once a fortnight he does get out in to the real world and goes rock climbing and he goes out with mates to watch ‘real’ movies and party. His girlfriend often comes and stays for a night or two (she’s 60km from here).  When she is here they go out and see and do things but can also happily chill in the house with him maybe gaming whilst she reads a book, browses the web or maybe watches a tv show with her ‘in-laws’. It seems to work very well for them so my wife and I count our blessings.

Now as for our daughter... That’s a totally different post topic about how much emotional damage can be caused by text messaging ?☹️

Thanks for the story @i-G.Lucky

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13 minutes ago, Spod said:

Now as for our daughter... That’s a totally different post topic about how much emotional damage can be caused by text messaging ?☹️

I see that almost every day with my youngest daughter... If she post in their chat group and someone misunderstand what she's trying to say, they reply in a way that make misinterpret their reply to her. And then it all goes into a bad circle and her whole day is ruined. All because of a minor detail or misunderstanding. Even if one of them decide to leave the group, the whole group tends to point their fingers at each other. "Who was responsible for that?", "why did she leave?", "what was said?" and "who said it?".... I am glad we didn't have social media when i grew up.

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19 minutes ago, i-G.Lucky said:

I am glad we didn't have social media when i grew up.

ahh but we have social media now and it exactly what we are using right now :P

Things can easily get misinterpret by anyone young and old, from different nationality and cultural.  It just the fact of life we all have to face now, but on the other hand it also teaches us skills on how to fix the situations and to be mindful of what is being said and how many ways it can be taken.  The younger ones still have to learn to read between the lines and understand that some sentence can have multiple meanings.

The excitement of seeing how we all react.

Spod, your son did come out and spend the entire time we were there with us which was great.  Such a fun time we had that day.  Hopefully one day we can do it again :)

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1 hour ago, i-G.Eragon85 said:

Hopefully one day we can do it again 

Not since I lived in NZ* have I seen the sun set over the ocean instead of rising, so we should probably head to your side of the country next time and return the favour. Although in reality, because I am self employed, I will likely never have enough money to leave town, let alone the state!  ? (and yes I do have good boy ?) ?

* Actuallly with Auckland being a narrow isthmus  we were able to go to any one of the dozens of extinct volcanic mountains or hills in Auckland and watch the sun rise and set over the sea! Gorgeous!

@i-G.Lucky That’s right. Younger kids don’t have our maturity to be able to step back and avoid misinterpretation of something that has been typed. Modern communication is fast and can come in many forms and from many directions and be shared instantly to millions which is what ends up causing so many suicides in young ones especially. Unfortunately what my daughter does is use texting and social media as a feral weapon to demean, hurt and manipulate using guilt and foul language etc. Horrible to say about one’s own daughter but it’s true. All we do now is to try and protect our beautiful granddaughter from the side effects as much as possible. ☹️

The story from Norway at least gives us a positive view on what all this technology can help to create or achieve rather than hurt or destroy.?

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42 minutes ago, Spod said:

The story from Norway at least gives us a positive view on what all this technology can help to create or achieve rather than hurt or destroy

Absolutely.

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This is the truth about the times we live in. This is what drives me to Ninja-Gaming. Most gamers are like minded good people. With the exception of Buck McFate who is just plan crazy. (just kidding).

I love it when someone calls for an age check. How old are you? and you? It is great to see the people respond with ages from 7 to 70. On Ninja-gaming, we are all "gamers", equals, and "friends".

To all my friends, I always look forward to seeing you on my next visit.

 

Curtis

  Headlice

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True that Curtis!

Anyway, be prepared for the next round as I had this unbelievable promotion on Anti lice shampoos today. 24 Cans for the price of only 6! 

Yeah, I know what ur thinking now.. Claymore?!!! 

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I'd like to see how you manage to suck up blood from your poor victims heads when your tiny straw and claws are blown off by my nades ?

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21 hours ago, i-G.Charlie said:

Lucky must be spending way too much time in the morgue here lately...hopefully you are off this weekend my friend.

By the way, my comment was ment for a headlice, not a person ?

Not spending a single minute there this weekend, nore the lab. This weekend it’s Tapas-weekend with my loved ones at the cabin. Have a great weekend everybody?
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