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111704 No. 111704 ID: 1dec8f
Well, it's been like 3 or 4 years.

What are you guys up to?

I'm just gonna go ahead and say life is fucking weird.

You get to do weird shit
And sometimes people dig that, more often than not actually.

All the bullshit I've ever learned to try to be this weird high speed death machine panned out in the weirdest ways.

There's a comic floating around Facebook about a dude about to grape himself, before someone comes in behind him crying about doing the same thing.

So dude sets his shit down and tries to help the other guy out.

I thought it was kind of ironic and generally somewhat realistic and no shit it's happened enough that I kind of realize there's some form of perfection in being selfless for the most selfish reasons possible.

Coping mechanisms or something probably.

When you're feeling at wits end like you literally did everything you could possibly do and all of a sudden your hair is graying the fuck out.

Let's talk about it.
You guys been alright?
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>> No. 111705 ID: 7fdb06
I'm not a social worker anymore. Ended up involutaried by the police and quit. Working five nights at a liquor store, two nights at a cigar lounge, and taking drawing classes in the meantime. Little girl is getting big.

But more about you! Your post hints at a lot of interesting shit. Care to elaborate?
>> No. 111706 ID: 6e2b77
>>111704
Hi PJ, glad to see you're back. I haven't come back here in a while either. Not that I probably was at all memorable. It's good to see trips coming back, and even better to see the core of you hold this all together.
>> No. 111709 ID: 1dec8f
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>>111705
Well, I picked up drinking at an almost professional level, culled it back to high functioning alcoholic, then cut it back to just drinking whenever.

Made and lost friends, for like the 80th time.

Dealing with adulthood and adjusting to being a responsible person, I've left my previous job of Home Depot and now I do papershuffling for a local company.

I think I've taught roughly 20 people how to not suck at guns and I'm fairly certain I've had a positive impact in my community.

Feels good but makes me feel sick at the same time.

Still have that stupid yearning, idk, I miss my friends that just kinda walked out of my life over dumb shit but hey, it's whatever.

I've done a fair bit more of those Peej things that I'm going to try to not blab about considering the vast network of opchanners I've befriended on social media.

I have a Corgi named Ein, thanks to a Corgi Foster group.
He's pretty cool, big heart for a lil dude.
Originally didn't want him but we ended up bonding when he thought being outside of his kennel meant beatings, then I figured out the dog was incredibly abused/neglected.
Doesn't grow hair on some parts of his foot because he stood in piss for a while, dude just existed in a kennel for 5 years and that really fucked me up to think about.


Catch me in public and we can have drinks over it, you still over in NV or somewhere near there?

>>111706
Feels weird right?
I immediately contacted JediDoggo after this OP and told him it was weird.

It's kind of cathartic to come back and rummage through the pages.
Tell me what's going on with you bro!
This thread isn't for me to LiveJournal alone.
>> No. 111714 ID: 11d2f7
>>111709
Still in Vegas area. Paying four figure rent for the first time, but it afforded us a neighborhood where I don't hear gunshots.
>> No. 111715 ID: 39b75e
I "quit" Opchan some time ago for a few reasons, but keep finding new excuses to peek at it or lurk lately. New gun store, new promotion, lots of irons in the fire and a couple new hobbies. Bills are finally getting paid properly, I got a new (to me) car and a much bigger friends circle, and life is looking pretty okay.

Got a gf going through some family/emotional issues and another friend's wife is in the hospital right now so that's all weighing on my mind. Other than that I can't really complain. It's good to see your mug again.
>> No. 111716 ID: e0deaf
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Are you still lurking on top of staircases?

>>111704
>all of a sudden your hair is graying the fuck out.

Trust me when I say grey is better than balding...
>> No. 111719 ID: 1dec8f
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>>111714
I literally moved to a neighborhood where within a few months I watched a kid fumble a pistol out of his sweatpants and have an ND in the middle of the road in broad daylight.

Funniest shit ever, I drew down but like, I watched the whole thing happen, so he looks at me from like 100m away and I've got iron in hand with both arms up like "What the fuck Steve?"

Literally just heard the kid running his mouth over the phone to someone, then when I finally walk outside there he is, fucking up.

Honestly I enjoy neighborhoods like this, I'm a little rough though so usually everyone's jovial.
The place I stayed for like 3 or 4 years was the same way, except we were using gasmasks as beer bongs and would occasionally be seen smoking on a couch with carbines.

Long story short Kentucky is a wonderful place, no one gives a shit about anything.

>>111715
What's up with your girl?
I've been on an emotional rollercoaster the last few years and yeah I can probably relate with just about anything at this point.

Consoled an old woman who had her brother go MIA for a month, only for her sister to find the guy in pieces with his head missing.

>>111716
I'm so glad someone kept that picture.
>> No. 111720 ID: 39b75e
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>>111719

She had to go back and stay with her family the past several months to take care of a very elderly relative (basically doing all the work herself, while working a day job), and the stress of it finally got to her, triggering some issues she had. That's about all I can say, but its pretty rough right now just sitting around being worried about her from 2 states away.

On the upside I talked to my bro here tonight and his wife is doing okay. She had had chest pains and nearly collapsed, but whatever it was wasn't a heart attack or stroke, and she should be out of the hospital soon, which is fantastic.
>> No. 111724 ID: 1dec8f
>>111720
Do you get to visit her at all?

I used to run and visit my GF in GA when she tried to get hired on at Turner.
It wasn't so bad.

Keep us updated.
It'll be better to talk about it bro.
>> No. 111726 ID: 136a5b
It's good to see people are taking care of themselves, even Staos(sp?) made it somehow.

I wonder how many haven't made it though.
>> No. 111728 ID: 39b75e
>>111724

Last I saw her was a month ago. Her issue has been pretty mild in the ~12 years we've known each other, but severe stress can cause freakouts. I feel awful for her, but there's nothing you can do for someone going through this particular thing, because any attempt will make it worse. I already tried talking her down a little and got blocked, meaning this is worse than previous episodes.

I know I'm being vague, but I respect her privacy too much to go blabbing about all the details of her mental health. Sorry.

>>111726

We've lost a lot of people from Opchan over the last few years. Not gonna lie, I wonder every so often what all the old guys like Max and HM are up to. Or if the Goat story will ever be finished. I hope they're all doing well, somewhere out there.
>> No. 111729 ID: 61bd33
>>111728
Balci was always cool, and lord knows we all wish Fresh Prince well. Man, I hope he's okay.
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>>111728
Max is still around.
I get his bantz occasionally.

TripleK is also well.
The Minecraft fam still exists.
PhoenixPhart has his birthday not too long ago.
There's one lil dude who does geology, he's been my buddy though a little bit of my crap.

There's a bunch more.
>>111729
I had a link to Balci at one point.
But he either deleted it or just stopped using it
>> No. 111731 ID: 136a5b
>>111728
GOTB popped in here not too long ago, he's ok.

>>111729
I dated an Iranian girl for a few months recently. It was interesting to see her perspective on Iran as someone who grew up wealthy with relatively minor consequences to her actions. Compared with FPoP's view it was interesting, a little scary to see how she avoided consequences for her disregard for the religious state while people are arrested and beaten elsewhere. She had some crazy conspiracy theories that had been fed her in school, Illuminati rules the world type things. We broke up eventually for obvious reasons.
>> No. 111734 ID: e06965
>>111731
Didn't FPOP post about the protocols of the elders of zion at one point? Wonder how widespread that conspiracy theory is in Iran.
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>>111734
I never remembered that.
I remember him going on that the Iranian regime props itself up by blaming their troubles on other countries, cryptic organizations, and the Jews, Jews, Jews. He didn't believe any of that garbage, as far as I can recall.
I hope everything is going well for the Fresh Prince of Persia.
- Iranian T64 war monument in Neishabur with 'Death to America' sign, photographed by the FPoP.
>> No. 111736 ID: 89236d
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>>111734
The KGB shipped millions of copies of the Protocols to the middle east to whip up racism, it's absolutely a thing over there.

Likewise there's a lot of "Persians are the true descendents of the mythical Aryan race!" stuff in the vein of white supremacist bluster.
>> No. 111738 ID: 1519ac
>>111735
Thinking about it it's possible it was Balci. It's been a long time.
>> No. 111741 ID: 39b75e
I know FPoP was active on Krautchan for quite a while. They wound up migrating to 8chan at one point, but I think /kraut/ died during the huge server fuckup a year and a half ago. I wish I had had the foresight to pop in there and see if he was around.

What's really weird right now is that 8chan's traffic rankings are way, way up these days, but its all going to unlisted boards and only a little bit to the main public boards on the site. 8chan looks slow, but has more traffic than it did at its public peak in 2015. Its like a sleeper car.
>> No. 112819 ID: d23a14
>>111734

Dude wait what?
>> No. 112826 ID: 61e76a
>>111741
Wonder what it's like now?
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>>111738

morning lol
>> No. 112890 ID: e56201
>>112868
>>112819
Damn it, if it wasn't either of you then who was it? I swear someone brought it up seriously. Sorry for slandering you guys if it wasn't you.
>> No. 112916 ID: 766843
Sup. Been a while since I've been here. How've ya'll been?
>> No. 112917 ID: f4bd75
>>112916

Dam son, how the hell are you?
>> No. 112954 ID: 5ce414
I got out of FL and into AZ 2 years ago. Completely away from my family and I've been working on myself.

Life is indeed strange. My best friend is a mother of 2, but cares for 4. I celebrated mother's day for the first time and did something for her because she doesn't realize how much it means to me to see a good mother, even if it's as a bystander. I've taken on an uncle role.

You're right about being selfishly selfless. Doing meaningful shit for people that mean something to me makes me feel better than anything I could do for myself. Feeling valued is something I didn't expect.

Also I might have a girlfriend or something now, I don't know. Not my BFF, someone else.

Life is weird, but good.
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>>112954
I'm glad to hear you're doing well / weird.
>> No. 112956 ID: 3cba74
>>112955
Thanks. It's been a bit chaotic and busy, but I have been trying to figure shit out and work on my issues.

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster, but it's starting to level out to the point where I can actually say I love my life for the first time. There's people that care about me, I don't have any past stressors clinging and I think I'm finally starting to understand work/life balance.
>> No. 112958 ID: 24b039
Sup dudes,
Been around the block in the past year but a short history after probably my last post. Started working for an 02/07 front counter shit and general help about 3 years ago. Shits been fun but finally going back to school to figure life out especially with a 3 year old daughter and a divorce. I dont get all the time I used to in the shop but I get to see my daughter more since I am not working to avoid the old lady. Got a few neat guns and a few more coming up. Nobody ever warns you how awesome having a kid and how mind blowingly hard it is post divorce. Anyways, yall stay cool and I will be in here every once in a while. Whatever happened to Swissy and HM?
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>>112958

Swissie was tending bar on the Gulf when I mehquit faecesbook three years ago. Others seem to have more recent information on Hotaru (and very well might on our Alpine Adonis as well, for that matter).

Image entirely unrelated; I got bored wading through folders full of shit that would get me b& and settled on something which might provoke some mild technical interest.
>> No. 113008 ID: 51b0a9
>>111704
Kentucky is nice.
Better fishing than AZ by a long shot.
Got CC passed. Now I need to find another Walther TPH.

House is almost paid off, even if it is some weird looking bunker from the 20's/30's.

Job is fine. Heavy equipment repair. About what I was doing before, but without armor and ordinance.

99.9% of the people here are "gun people", but nowhere what I was used to in AZ. "200 yards" is long range here.

Gunshows are meh.
>> No. 113010 ID: 218cb4
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>>113008
You are going to conceal carry a .22 Walther TPH?
The Walther TP and TPH handguns are extremely compact double-action lightweight semi-automatic pistols in .22 Long Rifle and .25 ACP calibers. Pistols in this size range are sometimes referred to as pocket pistols. The TP was produced by Walther from 1961-1971 and the improved TPH has been produced continuously since 1968. Models have been produced in Germany and (by Interarms) in the US. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_TPH
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113011
For a guy who owns a Sturmgewehr 44, I expected something more... unusual and vintage.
>> No. 113014 ID: 18165a
>>113008
We have a 600m members only thing up here.

Feel free to shoot me an email if you're willing to hang out sir.
>> No. 113027 ID: 63bbe7
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And at least Kentucky isn't a literal hell-hole, like the Darvaza gas crater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darvaza_gas_crater
The Darvaza gas crater known locally as the Door to Hell or Gates of Hell, is a natural gas field collapsed into an underground cavern located in Derweze, Turkmenistan."This Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 Years" Geologists intentionally set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane gas, and it is thought to have been burning continuously since 1971. The gas crater has a total area of 5,350 m2. Its diameter is 69 m (226 ft), and its depth is 30 m (98 ft). The Turkmen government hopes that the crater will become a popular tourist attraction.
>> No. 113032 ID: 51b0a9
>>113011

Because they are fucking tiny, and utterly reliable.
"A gun in the pocket is worth two in the glove-box".

>>113014
I'm in Paducah. Some okay ranges here. Just short, and a bit neglected
>> No. 113033 ID: d6e893
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>>113032
You better believe a .25 in your pocket is more useful than a .45 in the trunk.
- German Lignose Einhand 2A one hand cocking pocket pistol from the 1930s.
A favorite among spies and Gestapo secret police, at least in pulp literature.
>> No. 113034 ID: c917a1
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>> No. 113040 ID: c917a1
  Review: the Lignose Einhand 2A one-hand cocking pocket pistol https://youtu.be/g72i8Ts1WpM
SHOOTING VIDEO: https://youtu.be/zJhuo74EzWQ
What sets apart an otherwise ordinary copy of a Browning vest pocket gun is the Lignose's one-handed cocking mechanism. The brass (or, more frequently, blued) trigger guard slides backward to chamber a round and cock the gun, readying it for fire. Be sure to check out my shooting videos to see my previous 2A in action!
>> No. 113041 ID: 5ddd04
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Sterling Arms Corp. Model PPL .380 ACP Pocket Pistol 1971
Manufactured by the Sterling Arms Corporation for only two short years between 1971 and 1972, the Model PPL .380 ACP pocket pistol is an interesting and unique handgun scarcely seen today. Resembling a cut-off High Standard .22 pistol this blow-back operated .380 ACP pistol features a factory blue finish, a 1 & 5/8ths inch barrel, a 8-shot magazine with a European-style heel release, an exposed hammer, and a crossbolt-type safety mounted in front of the trigger. The overall length of the PPL is 5.5" inches and it weighs 1 pound 6 ounces. From what we have been able to find online, the gun was reliable and reasonably comfortable to shoot but was not a commercial success due to the model's unconventional weird looks. As mentioned earlier, due to poor sales the model was discontinued after 2 years of production. https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/pistols/-380-pistols/1971-vintage-sterling-arms-corp--model-ppl--380-acp-pocket-pistol------unique---scarce-pistol-in-excellent-condition-----red
uced.cfm?gun_id=101254912
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>> No. 113045 ID: 61e76a
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I just got accepted on a PhD course to write about Ango-American military learing using interwar tank dev as a case study.

What do?

Also research will take me to the US, so I'm gonna get some range time on some bang sticks.

Pic Unrelated.
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>>113045
Take it!
You get to study tank design luminaries, such as this US Ford M1918 3-ton 2-man tank made by the Ford Motor Co, armed with a machine-gun and powered by two Ford Model T engines.
>> No. 113047 ID: fc0577
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Or study interesting pre-WW2 tank designs that went nowhere, like the multi-turreted "land battleships" like this Soviet T-35. The mighty T-35 had two 45mm guns, five DT machine-guns, and a massive 76.2mm howitzer. She packed five turrets, two of which were machine-gun turrets, making the commander's job of coordination them ...challenging. She was underpowered at 11 horsepower per ton, giving her at 20 km/h or less on terrain, and 25 on solid ground. She was not hampered by excessive armor, though, only having a god-awful 11-30mm armor layout.
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>> No. 113049 ID: fc0577
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UK Vickers A1E1 Independent 1926 33-ton 8-man tank.
The Independent was a multi-turret design, having a central gun turret armed with the 3 pounder (47 mm) gun, and four subsidiary turrets each armed with a 0.303 inch Vickers machine gun. The subsidiary turrets were mounted two at the front and two to the rear of the turret (about halfway along the hull). The gun of the left rear turret was able to elevate to engage aircraft. The tank was designed to have heavy firepower, self-defence capability, and superiority to enemy weapons. It had a crew of eight men, the commander communicating with the crew through an intercom system. The Independent was never used in combat, but other armies studied it and a few adopted designs derived from it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_A1E1_Independent
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>> No. 113052 ID: 61e76a
>>113046
Already accepted Bats.

I'll get you some cheeky OC pics when I visit archives etc ;). Currently looking for accomodation in a Student city. Awful.
>> No. 113066 ID: 4010d2
Well I'm too old to be a stripper, at least in my own mind. I have a "real" job now. I sell oilfield parts in PA, money is good. Live in a camper in the middle of nowhere.

Life sucks, I basically work for a bunch of people with cushy 6 figures jobs who constantly cry about how hard their live are... I used to work with crackheads and people dying of aids who were less miserable than corporate America... It's a pretty soul crushing experience.

Where do you go from there?

Anyways, it's good to see everyone comes back here from time to time. A great and many thanks to those of you who have kept opchan up throughout the years.
>> No. 113087 ID: b6e91c
I'm tired of this economy.
>> No. 113088 ID: b6e91c
I'm tired of this economy.
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