DeathscytheX

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  1. So I'm lazy and I'm getting old to where I can't really stand to wear contact for +20 hours a day anymore. I've had cheap ass back up glasses for 2 years ever since I got a viral pink eye and couldn't wear contacts for a week. Needless to say, they def weren't meant for heavy long term use. One pair already had the lens coating dry up and chip away, and the pair I'm wearing now has one of the lenses hanging on for dear life. My first and only decent pair of glasses were purchased back in 2003... they were almost $500 at the time. Compared to the $180 I paid for the two pair I've gone through in 2 years. I went to day and dropped $360 on titanium flex frames with Nikon HD transition lenses. I guess glasses tech has become a little cheaper since 2003 because these have more features than my first pair. (Yes I'm aware of the artificial price inflation of glasses) 

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats better at least. Transitions made me rage so hard I never got them again. Back when I did alot of car work, my glasses would near instantly tint up because of the sunlight, but then I'd take a tire off, start looking at the brakes and realized I couldn't see shit in the shade because my glasses were to dark. Same with getting under the car. It was like wearing sunglasses constantly without being able to turn them off because it would take at least 5 mins to un-tint if they even did because of how much sunlight was outside even if I was in the shade. I wait a bit, start looking at the brake caliper, realized I needed a different size socket, reached for one, reach back and boom my glasses were full on tint again. Oh how that pissed me off. lol. Meanwhile my dad loves his transitions and hes had them on all his glasses since transitions was first introduced and swears by them.

      My current glasses have a Crizal coating. I'll only get this crizal from now on. It is superior anti-glare for driving at night and for staring at a computer monitor all day. I have had less eye strain for the last 2 years I've been using it, which helps since I was getting ocular migraines for a while. I've only had one of those migraines in the last 2 years where I was getting them at least 2-3 times a year. Driving at night is the most noticeable difference with it. Headlights will still have a flare to them, but all my other glasses made driving at night the equivilant of a J.J. Abrams movie. XD Lens flare everywhere and headache inducing.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      ROTFLMAO! XD I'll keep these as backup in my car again if that ever happens. I had this pair under the passenger side sun visor. I'm not paying for Rx sunshades, or using one of those 80s clip ons. XD The sun would always be in my eyes when I worked morning shifts, but I don't have those anymore really. As soon as I don't get transition, I'll have a life changing event where the sun is glaring in my eyes driving down the road each morning again.

      I thought it was pretty cool they weren't like "YES YOU NEED THIS" though. It was an extra $60. The vision center is like a different world from Wal-Mart. They're always so nice and caring.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      LOL. The transitions annoyed me while driving too. XD The transition effect is nice but it doesn't cut sun glare while driving like sunglasses at all. And most car glass blocks the UV so the transitions effect won't kick in at all. Your car might be a 2004, but did the windshield ever get replaced by safelite before because of a crack? If so, expect no transition effect. :P I use those 80s style clip on sunglasses. XD My current glasses came with a magnetic clip on one that is more discreet than others, but I have an extra clip on one in my kitchen for when I walk around the yard in the sun.

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  2. My right joystick on my Cinch PS4 controller is going bad. It doesn't register right turns very well. I think it has something to do with me taking it apart after the charge port fell into the controller. Part of that is my fault for being spoiled by USB-C and not checking if its in the correct orientation. It lasted me a good year and a half. I'm too spoiled to go back to a regular controller so I ordered another one.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      How much would a repair job cost from them compared to buying a new controller?

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I dunno, but I do know I'd be out of a controller for more than a month. I could probably fix it myself, but I want a back up plan.

      I don't see why this isn't a standard feature on all controllers by now. It makes sense with how gaming is. Those 3rd party "pro controllers" are ugly as sin and mess up the great ergos of the original.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      At least controller mods and add ons look alot better than the old gameboy add ons. XD

      But nothing will beat this monstrosity:

      XD

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  3. Just picked up KOTOR off steam for $10. Waiting for it to finish downloading

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I've never played through playing at max settings. My old computer couldn't handle it. It looks a lot better.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      O.o good choice. I was thinking of picking it up myself since my xbox copy is packed away and I've been wanting to give it a play through again
    3. Sledgstone
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    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I agree! XD Akane did beat quite a few people in Ranma. XD

      I found out from lady a couple weeks ago that this has a word: "Misandry!"

      "hatred of men", "violence against men", and more. :P

      http://male-tears.tumblr.com/post/63418479146

      XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Medusa was a poor choice for the list. Her violent acts weren't out of comendy. For violence with evil intent Lucy from Elfen Lied would be #1 no contest.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm surprised Boa Hancock from One Piece isn't in the list. Shes deemed the most beautiful woman in the world, and if someone hits on her, she instant kills them for being lecherous. Not just one guy either, she instant kills entire groups of men in mere seconds. XD

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  4. Netflix added Heaven's Lost Property... don't waste your time.. bleh...

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I never heard of it before. At least they're adding more anime.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      They haven't been very good ones. Okamisan is the only one I've really liked so far. B Gata H Kei was pretty funny, but it seems they been dumping most of the ones with heavy fan service. Heaven's Lost Property is 99% fan service of the main character trying to perv on his friends and 1% of a story that might have been good if they actually would have focused on it. lol

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Damnit Eppy I'm probably 10 years behind on a lot of it. XD

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  5. Watched some Titanfall Alpha... meh... not what I expected it to be.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      LOL, you and your campaign. VG247 has the footage... people were playing it like COD, corner camping and what not, and titans are too easy to get... I watched a guy get notified that his titan was ready in 30 seconds, and he died, but still got his titan when the time frame has passed. This is why its only 6 vs. 6. It should be hard to get your titan. The AI grunts seem pointless.. they just run around aimlessly.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I didn't see a grunt really shoot at the player, or even try to engage, they looked like they were just running around to run around. Its funny just how much like COD this game is... from the kill cam, to the logo of your faction when the match starts.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I watched a couple videos. They should have called it Call of Duty: Titanfall.

      After watching the gameplay, I think it will be another CoD style game, but better.. however I don't think we'll see amazing "only in titanfall" epic moments like in Battlefield.

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  6. Ugh. I'm reading Operation Metro is still lopsided in favor of the RU side in Second Assault... I wish they would have picked Tehran Highway or Grand Bazaar instead.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I don't recall seeing Operation Metro 24/7 servers when the rentals came out. I doubt it was a fan favorite. lol

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That map never made sense to me. Half the time in conquest it would start out under ground and then eventually everyone would start spawning on the top of the map half way thru the ticket count, while other people would be capping a flag from underneath still.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Conquest was the worst, but rush was even more terrible for attackers. The 2nd two MCOMS were almost impossible to set off because of how easy it was to squad camp.

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  7. Someone at Medicom must have screwed up.. speedtest says my internet is at 55mbps 0_o.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Shhh.....Don't tell anyone, they might take it away.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      lol its back to normal. I think whoever was working during the severe weather must have raised the cap temporarily to reduce calls until the storms passed.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Maybe the cable went out in areas and they increased the data cap for all the netflix users? hmm.. I wish Time Warner would do something like that next time the tv goes out.

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  8. Watched the first ep of Attack on Titan... interesting. I'll keep watching as long as they post the dub every week after it airs on Toonami.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Its done by the same guy that did High School of the Dead and Death Note... so far the violence is evident of that.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I did not know that. Now I definitely want to watch it.

    3. Pchan

      Pchan

      The most grossly over-rated series to come out in recent time. Good luck guys! You'll be left waiting for any depth or intelligence in plot outside of the overly predictable and not to forget, emo story.

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  9. Sony E3 conference tomorrow!

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Destiny, Hardline, The Division, God of War, The Last Guardian, and anything Star Wars is what I'm looking forward to. :P

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I'll take Mass Effect news and a new Jet Moto (yeah not happening) as well.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Imagine if they announce half-life 3 for ps4. O_O

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  10. I MUST HAVE THIS!!!!!
    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I know..... Makes me want to grind crucible. XD I'd probably get all blues.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Whenever I played crucible, it was always the same thing.. I'd get nothing and the top 3 players would get 2 pieces of blue armor with high light points. -_-

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Crucible is always random. I've gotten stuff for being in last place before. Hawkmoon is like my Monte Carlo, it's a random drop from high end stuff or decrypts from engrams.

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  11. I FINALLY GOT A VOID WEAPON FUSION RIFLE!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I got another legendary engram and got Zombie Apocalypse. Now I have a complete void load out. :D

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Damn lucky bastard. Wish I had some of that awesome luck you keep having

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      You got the zombie lmg I have! Does it have field scout upgrade for max ammo? If you got one with armor piercing then I hate you. XD

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  12. Got the Bell and Ho-Ho Tron from doing Toypocalypse. Talk about luck. Now I can sell all my currency on the TP and make a good bit of gold! #guildwars2

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I got the pirate one in Lions Arch because a mesmer was porting it, I tried one in Caledon, but i decided to try it again later. It was really late.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      A lot of people are doing the jump puzzles and its making it worse on me, especially when you have to activate a console to create jump platforms that aren't permanent.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm glad we got those jumping puzzles done. I watched the walkthroughs linked on dulfy's site before attempting any of them. Good find on that last chest. I think that was the same one we went to before. I forgot all about it.

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  13. Got my Invective to 365... I'm ready for some Iron Banner!

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      It's a bit slower, but it does 4 rounds at a time. Plus you can pick up special so you have the best of both worlds.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That's not bad at all. O_O

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      You really need it. Next time your exotic bounties pop and its there, pick it. Its amazing in Iron Banner. Only Felwinter's Lie can beat you if they get an accurate shot on it. The rate of fire is scout rifle level, and its range it's second to Felwinter. Plus it has a wicked optic on it. This is my favorite Exotic... even if I got Gjallarhorn, this would still be my favorite because it wrecks in PVE and PVP. Gjallarhorn is just a OP situational PVE weapon.

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  14. Hammer Guardian is so broken right now. I crafted an ascended hammer and started wrecking champions in Orr. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Until they disabled it, I don't think it even made a difference seeing as the auto attack did 40k per hit. I was doing 120k every 2 seconds just about finishing the autochain. So stacked with 5 guardian's our combined DPS was like 300k x how ever many groups of 5 guardians there was. I'll probably try it out in PvP tomorrow, I'm going to try to catch dungeon night if i can get off early enough.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Wow, they didn't even have to use Siege weapons in WvW to tear down doors. XD
    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      O_O that is insane dps.
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  15. PSYCHO-PASS season 2 was a lot weaker than season 1. Still pretty good overall.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Kinda sorta, but they tried hard for it not to be and fell flat. Akane's Jr Inspector is such a weak character you never care about her and she's really annoying more than anything. They spend little time on Ginoza as an enforcer and cast him aside like a minor character and painfully force appearances of Kogami as part of Akane's conscience.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      There will most likely be a season 3 and season 2 felt like a filler tbh because of it.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Well that sounds like a disappointing season 2. :P I'll watch it at some point, probably when Netflix gets it if they do.

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  16. Now that Beta Weekend is over, all my characters feel lame. XD Hurry up Anet!

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Not likely :P. It's clearly the golden child class. I'm just hoping for the reaper improvements that are unanimous among the community. I really want to do the story with my Necro.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Even though I only got to do one mission I already miss Kaz, Marjory, Rox, Braham, and Taimi... ;_;

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      They really are a good cast. I'm going to replay LS2 with my warrior soon just to see them all again. :D

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  17. Reaper withdraw is a real thing @_@ #GW2HoT

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Just you wait until your first beta ends! XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Awwwww yisssss... full relapse time next Friday. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I'm looking forward to it. ^_^

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  18. Seeing a team full of thieves when I'm on my Mesmer makes me smile. It makes getting all 3 dailies in one match so easy. #TyrannosaurusRekt

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Ugh, I hate days when Guard and Mes aren't winners -_-; It should be daily winner... That would probably cut down on the amount of level 2s.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Generic daily winner I mean.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I lucked out with a ranger win in my first round. I really need to learn the class better. If not for me leveling her up I'd be that level 2 guy trying for that class specific daily winner. XD

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  19. LOL The Cycler Rifle is a f'n monster. Favorite hand card in the game. #SWBFbeta

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Headshot should stay the same. The cool down def needs a nerf. I hope the damage stays above 75% though. I'd take a bigger cooldown in favor of high damage.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Head shot should always be a one hit kill so I'm all for that. If they dropped the damage down to 80% and upped the cool down a little more then I'd be perfectly happy with it because it's honestly the only real sniper rifle in the game (that we know of currently).

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Definitely. Not to mention there is a decent pause when you swap back to your primary. Close range body shots are a gamble. It's easy to get to cover and regen as well. It's just a fun weapon all around.

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  20. Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is being Streamed by Funimation, Hulu, and Crunchyroll... interesting.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Gundam has turned into an anime about children playing with Gundam toys. If this new series has adults, action and death it could make Gundam good again. But with the name orphan in it I'm guessing it'll be the typical Gundam series of a small orphan child expertly piloting a Gundam and saving man kind... again. X_x

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Or I should say... two orphan boys that expertly pilot Gundam and become destined to fight each other repeatedly. It would still be better than children playing with models tho.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I've actually heard great things about Build Fighters (a lot of people seem to like it). I was thinking about checking it out. I was talking more along the lines of Rec and AGE, I've heard nothing but terrible things about them (and the crappy thing is Rec was made by Tomino (the father of Gundam), makes me wonder if the last good thing out of that man is going to be Turn-A).

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  21. Finished TWD Compendium 3. It will probably be another year before compedium 4 comes out. X_x

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      They just finished the Negan arc and introduced the next antagonist. We'll see Negan on the season finale. They have enough content to stretch it for 2-3 seasons. This will be a longer conflict than the Governor.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I want to say they started the TV series when the comic started the prison arc.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Ah. So theres a chance the series will pass the comic eventually? I wonder if that happens, if they'll put the show on hiatus, or make a new filler arc or two like animes do.

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  22. I finisned Aldnoah.Zero on Netflix. It was def one of the better mecha anime I've seen in a while. Serious plot, good political drama, awesome mecha design, and great action every episode. The emotionless child prodigy was a turnoff are first, but the supporting cast made it work. 

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I finished season 1 tonight. I thought the ending was perfect. Then season 2 started and negated it all. wtf. >_< I'll finish season 2 this upcoming week. I hate emotionless child prodigies. If not for the lack of a female character preaching about pacifisim, this show could have been called "Gundam: Aldnoah.Zero" :P

      Spoiler

      The Vers could have owned the earth so easily. But instead of fighting with a big army or at least with a squad, all their OP knights decided to be 1 many armies. I thought after the first couple died, they'd have wised up and grab some support troops, but nope.. they just keep falling like dominoes.

      The Vers empire doesn't make sense to me. If the power to initiate the power source could be transferred with a kiss and was tied to their genetic structure, the knights could have overthrown the emperor, force them to activate everything they need and keep him and his family in jail cells or restricted restraints to prevent them from killing themselves and thus deactivating the tech. There was no need for an actual cast system in their society as far as I can tell. Same with this little wheel chair girl in season 2. The Vers Empire's selective breeding of this power is probably why all these knights died against one kid prodigy / vulcan that had nothing more than an education and logic on his side. Since they were born into their privilege they didn't care about actual battle tactics or common sense like bringing support troops to a fight.

      Same with the princess. She is the typical weak character that is only important because she simply exists, acts as a plot device in only 1 or 2 key moments and is only important because of her parents, much like Eureka in Eureka 7 and Elizabeth Liones from Seven Deadly Sins.

      I did like the battles in this. One of the things that really separate this from a gundam series is the lack of repeat fighting. At least for the first season. If this was gundam, everyone would fight, get more pissed at each other, then escape and go their separate ways, get some new suit upgrade, rinse and repeat. But with Aldnoah.Zero, they kill people and the plot progresses. Yay. :D The plot came together good in the end of season 1 and season 2 was just about to do some space battles right before I shut it off. Looks promising so far.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yeah, season 2 gets a lot better as it goes on. So do the battles. The whole feudal system makes the vers interesting.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I finished this up yesterday. It definitely got better in season 2.

      Spoiler

      I liked the other characters, like the PTSD guy, but no character got a hero moment in the entire series because Inaho was involved in every single enemy death. Just when I think one of the other characters was going to shine, Inaho intervened by shooting the enemy from space even tho he wasn't involved with the fight at all. Ruined that fight for me. lol. I'd have rather seen some good guys die as long as I could have seen a single fight that didn't involve Inaho.

      Inaho's eyeball was so powerful he could watch a battle in space while standing on the earth's surface. He basically had a satellite with an AI system in his head. His eyeball was the most advanced technology they had compared to Vers' mars tech. They could have put that AI and vision system into all their mechs for a huge advantage.

      A main character with a special left eye and a feudal system setting made the second season feel a bit too much like Code Geass. Even Slaine with his dodging ability in his mech was pretty much the same ability of that other guy in Code Geass.

      I didn't like Inaho. XD

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  23. Finished Fafner. It felt like an Evangelion wannabe with an ending similar to Eureka 7. I really wanted to like it, but it was just "ok" really. The only interesting thing about the series was how many pilots died throughout it, and how many mechas were lost. They didn't go hand and hand though. Some of the mechas were piloted by multiple people, while some were lost with their pilots. What was most unrealistic to me was how they all lived in isolation on an island, but seemly had unlimited resources to restock their defenses and repair mechas that lost limbs. XD I'll watch the movie later to see if it redeems the series in anyway for me. 

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I thought it was a great show, then again I did watch it back when it aired 12 years ago and haven't watched it since. There were a lot of things I wished they'd of elaborated on while I watched it but it was pretty entertaining overall. There was nothing to salvage after battles Sledge, the enemies weren't human nor did they pilot mechs (they're called Festum and are created by the Mir, what they exactly are is hard to explain) and yes it does take place mostly on the island (some eps take place outside of the island but the majority of it pertains to the islands defenses).

      I have yet to watch Heaven and Earth, it's been on my watch list forever and it's buried somewhere on my passport. You'll have to let me know how it is when you watch it. Right of Left was pretty damn good (prequel OVA). I also need to get around to watching Exodus as well but that'll have to wait till after I watch the movie (as it takes place two years after Heaven and Earth).

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yeah the Festum and Mir could have used more depth instead of everyone sulking about Shoko. I guess I didn't care too much for the characters. I didn't really understand the whole Soshi's eye thing, maybe I missed it looking at my phone, but they seemed to refer to it a lot without explaining what actually happened. The main character leaving with the Neo-UN defector seemed half assed, and his quasi-assimilation seemed cheap since he got all fixed up by info given to them by a Festum. It wasn't a bad show. I just wanted more I guess.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I don't even think they go into more depth in the movie or the 2nd series but that was my major problem with the series. The creators dropped the ball on explaining what these beings were (outside of servants of the Mir, who also didn't get any explanation). It's been so long I don't even remember anything about what happened to Soshi (I think he was merging with the system he used to help the pilots, I don't know).

      When it aired it was a good show, now maybe not so much. I should probably give it a rewatch to see if it holds up in my book, I've become quite the anime snob in recent years.

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  24. The guy that does Demolition Ranch is officially the coolest dude on YouTube. He has a second channel called Vet Ranch because he is a veterinarian. I have no idea how he has time to document his work and his fun time while editing all the videos to upload for my enjoyment. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I watched his Demolition Ranch videos for hours the other day... you gotta watch the one about bullet proof cups. WTF? XD They fail spectacularly. In one of his videos he was shooting through steel plates and his wooden rig he made he joked about it being something a veterinarian put together... and then at the end of his video he said he was a veterinarian... I thought he was joking at first about vet ranch so I didn't even bother to check it out. Then it popped up on my suggested list and I'm hooked on that too. Their vet office is funded by youtube viewers, which is amazing. I might have to send a small donation, because they do a lot of good work.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      cups as in groin protectors. XD

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