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48 Responses to Rotund Nerd On The Topic Of Hope

  1. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    Link: Rotund Nerd On The Topic Of Hope - Remember this guy? The man who raged about his WoW account. Listen to his discussion. NB: This is a serious post.
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    boogie is the poo
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    He needs to step away from the chips and sodas !
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    The Princess Leia slave costume is always a winner, irregardless - I know, I hate that word - regardless of the owner`s status.
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    deefate Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    I loved it, but I "hope" theres a second piece on how hope is nothing without motivation/determination. Thats the real struggle.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    where to begin...

    1. He gives a good description of a suicidal individual as someone who`s pain shadows their ability to hope for a better life. Then his solution is to "just hope". *facepalm*

    2. If you want to make a video helping people who are dealing with suicidal thoughts, don`t make half of it self-indulgent dribble about your struggle for, and acquisition of, success.

    3. If he has dealt with mental illness before, his video should be urging people to seek psychiatric help and GIVE them hope by telling them it WILL get better. Telling someone to "just hope" is about as useful as telling them to "ride a rainbow" or "catch a dream".

    4. The word hope has lost all meaning for me after watching this crap.

    Glad he cares enough to make a video, but really all he did was add some more useless material to the internet for people to sift through in search of some answers.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    are those blown up magic cards by his slave leia poster???
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Watched this with generosity. Thank you for remaining soft, Rotund nerd, and keep being positive!
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    I kept waiting for him to fart.
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    Chinchilla9 Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    What depressed and/or suicidal person would regard a fat nerd with a Princess Leah poster in his bedroom as their best chance for help? I think this guy is full of sh*t. And possibly fudge.
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    Aadya Female 18-29
    55 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    @skypirate

    Yes they are, I don`t think he did them though. I think those are promo ones they sometimes send to players as a "sample" of the next set coming out.
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    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    I dunno, bull. He could`ve used the more pro-active word `strive` instead of `hope` in a lot of places. Also, It can be helpful for someone in so much pain to know that it is worth fighting through and it is possible to survive.

    Professional help is a great idea but some people can`t afford it. If they see a psychiatrist they`re given drugs that just mute the demons and end up making them a sicker mess or a zombie or both.

    Material success may help but isn`t enough (Curt Cobain). We all need just one person we can confide in and be our true selves with. Someone to validate us. Interesting how he talks about his "friends" as if he really doesn`t have a close one. And now he`s going on a long trip alone ... to perhaps find one?
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    @JeffBeau
    Why are you leaving these posts everywhere? You keep acting like you are a trained psychiatrist and it`s really creeping me out.
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
    379 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    it was hard listening to what he was saying. i couldn`t keep my eyes off of princess leia.
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    shadowarrior Male 18-29
    226 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    A New Hope.........LOL!
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    The_Gabe Male 18-29
    12 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    i know its off topic but i`m loving is magic the gathering mural lol
  17. Profile photo of JeffBeau
    JeffBeau Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Sorry Kitty - I didn`t mean to creep you out.

    I don`t know what you mean by "these posts everywhere". I posted on the kid`s note because I get upset about kids being neglected. I posted here because the vid is a serious discussion about suicidal thoughts (actually there`s a connection - listen to him describe his childhood), because others on IAB offered serious commentary, and because I`ve been closely associated with people like this guy and I know what happens, how they think.

    You`re right I`m not a trained psychiatrist but I have experiences and insights from those experiences that some people have found more helpful than a psychiatrist (and his/her drugs).

    I certainly don`t mean to creep anyone out, but if I can give just one person something to think about that might make their lives or the lives of other better, I`m willing to take that risk.

    (Sorry guys - another long-arse post from JB.)
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    If they see a psychiatrist they`re given drugs that just mute the demons and end up making them a sicker mess or a zombie or both.

    You`re right; prescription medications aren`t always a good idea. I should have said mental health professional. But sometimes drugs do help, and there are social workers that people can turn to if they can`t afford a shrink.

    My point is, if the guy doesn`t have a solution, he shouldn`t drone on for 8 minutes trying to offer one. Nobody wants to hear "I used to be in your suck-a** situation too, but now I`m in such a better place." That`s just going to make the person feel more lost and alone. Admit you don`t know, and if you can, refer than to someone who might actually have some solutions.
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    BBQ Male 18-29
    467 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    @JeffBeau
    Go f-u-c-k yourself. You lick the penises of donkeys for a living.

    This guy had some pretty good stuff to say, it seemed like he had put some thought into it. This made me think which is more than what 99% of the internets content can say.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    September 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Hope in one hand and sh*t in the other, see which one fills up first, douchebag.
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    Star_Beast Male 18-29
    127 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    All jokes aside, I gotta give this guy some props for his Optimism at least. "Hope" isn`t a very good way to describe it. Everyone has a really crappy day every once in a while and I think Perseverance with the right positive attitude/outlook can make a huge difference for someone in those bad times. Create your own happiness, as opposed to "Hoping" for the best when the $h!t hits the fan.
    On the bright side, at least he`s not whimpering from under what could`ve been his jet black emo hair in some over-dramatic monologue about his "Daddy Issues" and how the world has gotten the best of him, haha
    So for that I say, Good on ya man! -- after that thoughtful little note I gotta say, Princess Leia looks like she wants it BAD! in that poster of his haha
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
    322 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    BBQ - exactly.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    So waiting for his mum to come in with the washing!
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    That was actually pretty good, i got out a couple of things from his video!
    On a side note, lets all hope hes able to get inside the plane
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    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    BBQ - Dude, I`ve f*ked myself so many times it`s a miracle I`ve made it this far. I`m supporting what the guy is saying & doing. My only "disagreements" are that success isn`t always enough and his use of `hope` when a more proactive word like `strive` or `persevere` (as Star suggests) would be better.

    Like mykunter says, put hope (or wish) in one hand and doodoo in the other ... And the vid dude is emphasizing that he ACTED on his plans instead of just `hoping`. He set out to create his own happiness (Star again).

    You`re right bull. There are times when drugs are the only option. But I`ve met so many people put on psych drugs as an easy "solution". Your posts are right on - wallowing does little good either. But for the desperate it sometimes helps to know that someone else has the same experience and that it can be survived.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    @BBQ

    Why you pissed at Jeffbeau? He was just responding to the negative things I had to say about this guys video.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    @mykunter
    move along, enough a$$holes like you in the world.
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    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    What he said was exactly right. People become depressed because they don`t believe it will ever get better and they`re not happy with where they`re at at the time. This guy could help a lot of people.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    In solidarity,
    salted_eggs.

    /salute
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    September 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    Some people want to bash on the guy for what he looks like, and the objects in his room, but they don`t realize that he has more than thousands of others could ever have, and that`s high hopes and optimism, because in a world of negativity that seeks to bring you down, such as some non-nice individuals commenting tonight.. He can still hold his head up high, and I can respect that, and that`s a quality everyone should possess.
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    PoopNoodle Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2010 at 12:28 am
    *favorited*
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    September 10, 2010 at 3:16 am
    he`s alright!
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    ruez Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2010 at 3:33 am
    wait, what? been staring at the poster for 8 full minutes
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    martinikene Male 18-29
    306 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 5:55 am
    Did he actually say why cab I be soft, when the world is trying to make me hard ? At about 1:20
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 7:19 am
    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
    Whine whine whine whine whine whine
    Oink oink oink oink oink oink oink
    "When`s dinner?"

    This a-hole just wants people to feel sorry for him.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 7:52 am
    Heh. The poster in the background though...
    What`s wrong with the guy though? He seems cool.
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    MellyC Female 13-17
    18 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 7:57 am
    Then his mum walks in..
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    RPGeekette Female 30-39
    10 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 8:14 am
    I have to admit that I started watching this sort of thinking it would be a funny nerd rage episode, or something similar, but the guy actually makes sense, and genuinely seems to try to want to inspire people. So kudos, video-guy. Well done. :)

    If you pay attention, his "hope" for a better life is also translated into action. I.e. he says he made a plan, with concrete action steps, and every day made himself take that first step and do whatever was needed.

    That is pretty much the key to success for personal happiness: figuring out what you really want and need, determining how that can be achieved concretely, and putting in the effort needed (and sticking with it, even when things get difficult - and they most likely will at some point). And not losing hope.

    And don`t forget to help one another along the way, when you can. If only because whatever you put out in this world comes back to you in some form (so might as well try to do positive changes
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2010 at 9:49 am
    >>If you pay attention, his "hope" for a better life is also translated into action. I.e. he says he made a plan,

    If you pay attention, fat people always do this. They talk everything to death, make YouTube videos, join programs, etc. Anything except ACTUALLY skip a meal!
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    All you a-holes need to watch some of his other videos. He`s a pretty cool guy.
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    HK_ Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Holy..he looks exactly like a guy in my humanities class.
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    hampoofegg Male 18-29
    337 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Nice poster there, buddy...you won`t get it any time soon :D
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 12:44 am
    His bedroom looks like a teenagers`...
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    Piepig Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2010 at 9:23 am
    I subscribe to this guy. He`s a lot more normal than you people think he is. And he is HILARIOUS!
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    September 11, 2010 at 11:21 am
    "Rotund nerd"? Way to be a dick iab. Typical human nature to point out flaws of others and overlook many positive characteristics. Guy makes sense, don`t try and make fun of someone if they`re grateful and happy where they are >_>
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    That was actually quite uplifting and motivational. Despite his choice of posters and decor, this guy is OK. xD
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    nerocon Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2010 at 4:47 am
    I just picked a weird crusty thing off my ballsac that is more interesting then this guy.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    Didn`t think I would watch the whole thing, but I did.

    And now I feel content. A good way to end the day; a dash of hope.

    Shine on, you crazy star, shine on.

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