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  1. Druin (a young man named Jeffrey) passed by suicide the day this was posted. He had spent the last couple years of his life feeling extremely isolated as he came to grips with being gay and lacking supportive community. I was probably one of the last people he reached out to in the days before making his decision. I can't blame myself for it, nor do I think I could have talked him out of it, but even now I think of him a few times a month and strive to connect with my friends in the LGBT+ community. Often they need us more than we can ever know. Please, if you read this, reach out and say hi to someone who may be having a hard time. Do it in honor of Jeffrey, and in honor of the Jeffries around the world who desperately need it. I'm not going to promise you'll save a life, but you'll brighten one - and that is just what is needed sometimes.
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  2. 99 Magic is the most useless and terrible 99 there could ever be. I am not saying that because my own 99 Magic party was interrupted by a random event taking me to a jeopardy quiz, not at all. Congratulations though. Magic is just great in P2P, although beyond using it for Clan Wars, I never got much familiarity to it. Most of my P2P PvP came from being a Barrows pure just north of Edgeville, so... it was more about the SURPRISE DHAROK TO THE FACE. Magic was effective though, as there was always a numbskull ready to Ice Blitz or Barrage when you got a win.
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  3. Zooey warms my heart. Which is impressive seeing as its been cold and dead for a long time now.
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  4. an exceptional banner and gift
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  5. Here I am making light of the entire concept of this blog post by highlighting obvious things that couldn't be considered references or jokes. It doesn't seem to be a very healthy way to approach something I made and is inherently a defensive posture this is some self deprecating humor to make me seem approachable and definitely not self obsessed these get into the deep sadness I felt when I saw all of DSZ was gone and then the joyous redemption of being able to restore them DSZ is still an anime parody you know these are sals forum / discord references that like 12 people in the world would understand some good old fashioned references to whats happening on the forum i hope that helped you understand!!
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  6. damn lmao they found the one articulate post from 17 year old kam
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  7. Sal? Back? Where!? I too am sort of dipping my toes into Old School. There was something special about that game.
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  8. They are releasing necromancy next month — you in?!
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  9. I was mostly exposed to Macki when he was on his reign of terror on the forums and on his spin-off forum, ohiirthar. I don't remember if I actually joined or not, but all I know is that it was terrible. Macki also created a bunch of trolls that were immediately banned (which is what got him featured in dsz!!). He's also an emoji on the Discord, so his legacy lives on. I don't remember the antisemitism, but it doesn't surprise me. He fully committed to being awful and trying to make everyone legitimately angry / upset.
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  10. Thank you so much for the shoutouts! I'm so glad we met and have become as close as we have
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  11. Easily the most memorable RuneScape event for me. I didn't realize Jagex had an event commemorating this tragedy. For shame! Also it's extremely on-brand for me to have an obvious typo in the post you shared.
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  12. I always thought these looked very nice. I'm also in awe of anyone who can actually draw
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  13. One way to look at it is that in F2P, the more skilled player always win, because (at least when I played), you knew how to manipulate certain things, such as getting the max out of your prayer points, to ensuring basic hit manipulation, to having certain items in your inventory to help. P2P had that aspect of... you can do everything right, trash your opponent, and then suddenly they will whip out a series of DD(P++) hits blessed by RNG Jesus, and then while you are chaotically spamming your food, you see that massive Greataxe come out, and the big damage bubble flash over your body as your healthbar mysteriously turn completely red. Was it frustrating? Hell yeah, but landing those blows? Pure fun. Basically, F2P was your technical wrestlers like Bryan Danielson, Brett Hart or Kurt Angle. Fantastic skill required, but easily overshadowed by the Juggernauts. Especially if you have a fetish for the huge mountains of muscle like a certain former CEO had. F2P PvP was super fun, but at least when I did F2P, it was very unrewarding as to what you got from it. In P2P, you could at least get rich off it.
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  14. Oh! That makes sense, because that just confused me, and the RS Wiki article on Castle Wars made no comment to a stat crunch.
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  15. Ah you're not going crazy Yuan, you're just missing the context of the event. It is Old School RuneScape, but the actual Old School version of it and not the 'Old School' days aka RuneScape 2. Most participants did not play Old School RuneScape but EoC RuneScape aka RuneScape 3, and thus our Old School levels were super duper low.
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  16. I think it depends a lot on how you see it, really. I think F2P PvP was massively superior in groups, but if you were a solo player, P2P pvp was absolutely the superior experience. I think the greatest kick I have ever had was capping defence at 70. Having the full Dharok combo shred someone out of thin air, knowing a single mistake makes you lose a few millions, was a really great rush. I am not sure if it needed more skill, but it certainly needed more composure and being able to swap fast and accurately, and handle pressure. Plus, you know, the value were higher in P2P and I loved earning gold through combat since, truthfully, skilling was not for me.
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  17. Oh, I think quite a few people are actually reading stuff. I tend to read most blogs, status updates and posts on the Forum, but I do not comment on everything. This, however, is the stuff I love to comment on. I never really played RS3, so that OSRS feeling of Woodcutting (and how I hated that skill) is very nostalgic to me. The fact that you managed to have the patience to grind out 99 with that annoying chopping sound, is impressive to me.
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  18. Shots might, or might not, have been intentionally fired.
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  19. I am really enjoying the nostalgic journey you're taking us on with your blog.
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  20. Good on Sal for leveling up during the event
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  21. It was a really good episode, well done Adam?!
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  22. Something that helped me was reframing positivity back into my life. I would write three things I was grateful for every day. I would also write about all the positive things that happened in the day. After a while, you stop focusing so heavily on the negatives, and your mind is always searching for the positives. Of course, life still happens, and it can be good or bad, and you can't change those things easily. But with a different frame of mind, things can get easier. You've got this, and of course, if you ever want to talk, I'm down. I've been through it all too.
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  23. At the moment, the new Netflix series Arcane is making me feel pretty magical, so there's that stay safe in your winter, that sounds horrible, meanwhile I'm bracing myself for our blistering summers! Funnily enough, my gf is from NZ (Dunedin), and that's the next place we're planning to travel to, to see her family and do some adventuring. I'll have to hit you up when we eventually go over!
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  24. A pleasing read! Happy to hear you are happy.
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  25. I think everyone would contribute by simply spreading mental health awareness, teaching people to self-care, and telling people to not give up hope for a better life. I loved the part of your comment where you said "Life can be so great, and trying to spend it alone is not worth it. It can be so much better - even if it means a lifetime of work". Life is a series of great and horrible moments, but the tragic thing about struggling with your mental health, is that you cannot see anything beyond the bleak and oppressive dread you are stuck in. Men especially are very vulnerable to this type of illnesses, because we are not really raised to be very open about our emotions and well-being, and would rather attempt to "man up", than to seek help. Since we also are slower to visit doctors, and might under-report illnesses, men are prone to not get the help they are in dire need of. Add that up with the fact that, when men do attempt to commit suicide, they are far more successful than women, and there is no wonder that men commit suicide 3-4 times more often than women.
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  26. If this is inappropriate - apologies, I just find comfort in identifying and relating, perhaps contributing to Druin/Elit's legacy. I definitely remember seeing him around as a <15 year old. Looking at his lastfm profile, his last song on this day was from Snow Patrol. I love that album - I would hope that his last moments were peaceful. Well wishes to his family and friends. Echoing Yuan's above post, especially `do not be a bloody fool, and get someone to talk to. The voices, the guilt and the issues will not go away`, coming from someone who was in quite a similar situation. Life can be so great, and trying to spend it alone is not worth it. It can be so much better - even if it means a lifetime of work. I think my post here is falling upon the ears of quite level-headed folks, but yeah. The topic of "how do you help out your friends?" is something I'd love to talk about, casually asking about the well-being of people can be seen as quite weird, I think (and perhaps not helpful at all asked in the wrong way?)
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  27. At the time he posted this, I was not very much around due to moving on to my more intense periods of my life towards the end of my University studies. It was quite a few years later when I came over a thread in the Scape Lounge where it said he just went missing one day. Well, ever since then, I have been fearing that he had commited suicide. Druin once mentioned to me once that he might just go missing some day, and we would never hear from him again. To have it confirmed... well, it hurt more than I expected it to, having been "prepared" to know that for years. Druin was.. funny, kind, smart and witty. I have met many remarkable people in my time here, and quite a few of you have become friends and acquaintances. I have shared laughs and stories with hundreds of people, and they have made my time here something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Druin though.. he is one of few that earned my respect. He did not because of something he did or said, but because of the type of person he was. I like to think that a lot of people here came to respect him for his excellence, and in that, his memory will carry on. ....as a few general notes though, since... well, what Wiltingplant mentions is important: In January 2020, a friend of mine commited suicide. I found myself being one of a few close friends of his that had to nurse my friend through the last unraveling of his sanity, as he steadily lost his will to live over the course of a few months. My friend had the intelligence of Common Sense, the wisdom of Cameron and the wit of Dani. To see someone that amazing run straight into a mental wall, and see them turn into a husk of their former self was... horrifying. It hurt the day I read a message from him and I realised he had attempted suicide. It hurt having to get his brother to go over to check in vain if he was still alive. It hurt having to inform our friends that he had passed away. 2020 was... a brutal year that changed me, simply because that death shook me to the core, and a lot of people in my group of friends have struggled since. So, everyone, I implore you all.. Take care of yourself, your loved ones, and try to show acts of care and compassion to anyone around you. Whether or not you feel affected by the global pandemic, a lot of people do find themselves isolated and alone. Norwegian studies show that children, youth and young adults are all suffering with psychological issues due to how our lives have changed, and younger generations struggle with loneliness. People around you might struggle. You might not see signs of people struggling, but trust me. They are. They need to be seen, recognised and shown some glimmer of compassion. And to all of you stubborn men here, that think you can handle it... do not be a bloody fool, and get someone to talk to. The voices, the guilt and the issues will not go away. They will just grow and become worse until either you cave in, and seek help, or your mind caves in, and you crush everyone you leave behind. In the meantime, I suppose I'll keep on truckin'. I owe that to Druin.
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  28. I NEVER MENTIONED THE MONTH OR YEAR THERE, DID I NOW
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  29. No worries Wilt, I had quite a bit of nostalgia seeing a lot of familiar names there. Some of them seemingly living somewhat close to me too. It was quite the blast from the past, as short as I made it. I’m often finding myself missing the sense of community I had in sal’s back in the day, within the last year uniquely even more so. It doesn’t help that on average my coworkers are 10 years minimum older than me, and in different places in their lives than me as well. Hell, that’s probably true across the industry for all I know. And for a while now the vast majority of my friends have scattered in pursuit of their own lives. It puts me at an odd place in my life with so few connections, barring family. So yeah, the good ol’ rusty sals blog it is.
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  30. We're all growing up. I'm very happy to see life is treating another old member of the community so well. We've never really talked much I believe, but I remember you and seeing you post here feels very nostalgic. Don't feel scared of interacting with Sal's Realm members in real life. I still keep contact with plenty on Facebook. I've grew to view them as more than just old community friends, but actual real life friends too.
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  31. i never replied to this, but i really wanna thank you; i haven't pursued this realm for the time being, but your advice is invaluable and it's something i try to always keep in mind now
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  32. this blog post is now where i just post prints because the graphics forum serves no purpose without @Fatalysm
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  33. hey zooey, good idea about prints that people will buy, because that means u will earn money.
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  34. I really didn't want to see this comment die but it was dead-on-arrival.
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  37. Yeah you're pretty cool :).
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  38. Yes, you are awesome :)
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  39. I like your family crest, here's mine as far as I can tell. I'm also from the UK, down in the south west of England. As a genealogist what websites/research methods would you recommend for someone trying to research their family. I tried ancestry and another website but there is barely any information available on family past my grandparents.
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  41. Happy 11th Birthday!!!1 Good luck on 53 Attk.
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  42. If you keep comparing yourself to people you know are better than yourself, you are going to crush your own morale and as a result, not improve very much. I always tell my students that the key goal is to perform to the full extent of their own capabilities. People can have a bad day and do poorly on an exam, but the trick is to be preparred and ready to take it. Anything beyond that is circumstancial and very dependant on the situation. My advise to you is to look at your grades and ask yourself "What do I want to improve?" or "What can I improve?". For the next semester or school year, put specific goals and work dilligently to reach those goals. That is far more productive and easier than to set impossible standards and measure yourself against them. :P
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  43. >Sofee realises her blogs and life here at the forum are no longer at a high-point. >Sofee claims her time is done >Sofee makes new account >"Mayaissofeesfwiend" >Now tells stories from "Maya's" point of view >Fills gap in heart of finally being loved on the forum again Game, set, match, Sofee.
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  44. For transparency, I nominate Bluefire, Beeboy, Drokarus, Slushpuppy, Metal Cactus, iTush, 1800, Fraff, MisterMocie, 123man, and Panzerpaul.
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  45. You seem like a pretty interesting guy. I know a description of my family crest but I don't have a picture. :(
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