The Calypso Express

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Bud Calypso, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Bud Calypso

    Bud Calypso L1: Registered

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    Salute.

    I've already been around here for some weeks, so I thought it's time.

    My real name is Budelbert Calypso, but this site discriminates names fated with high character count.
    What a harsh welcome this was. Luckily a system doesn't only represent its participants.
    Instead the habitants of "tftwomaps.netropoplis" provided an immigrant with patient and immediate support.
    As this is yet a pretty one-sided relationship, I decided to at least introduce whom you are dealing with.
    Hopefully stories of high character count get less discriminated than names. :)

    The real McCoy:
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    I'm 32 years old and live in Germany. I grew up without Internet and kept some old-school scepticism towards it.
    That's why you don't see my face on the picture, won't find a facebook- or any suchlike accounts of me.
    So this thread is the only exception to this point. (feel honored now;)

    Some rare aversions add to it: Web-Communities feel strange to me. Sometimes they are toxic, often sarcastic and/or childish.
    But my biggest concern is the subtle development of replacing real life efforts for social interaction, I feel many tend to.
    As this can happen to everyone, I take this for a reason to keep it to a minimum for me.
    Another one is my aversion towards headsets. I tried it but it feels very strange to me talking to my screen.
    You won't leave without a good laugh if we meet, but somehow I never was able to transfer this to the web.

    I live in shared apartments with changing flatmates since I went to university 10 years ago.
    This is very common in my town and more originated by the social aspect of it than the financial one.
    About that time I was making short-films before youtube or HD even existed.
    And still a bit after that. Here a video of a little event for kids which we organized in the last year that I was still living
    in the small town where I originally come from (RV was the sh#t back in the days;): Part 1 ; Part2


    TF2 was the first game that I played online. But this year's cities:skylines was the first one that made me create content.
    I started with some assets filling the lack of accidents the game has (the Bystanders).
    And took the next step by creating models with Blender which resulted in this.

    Now I'm here and try to create something for the game that I played the most.
    I can't promise to stick with you, but I promise to finish what I started: koth_jamrock

    As I already made a few gameplay-videos I might attend to concentrate on that later on. So as I am a technical fool,
    I might be able to give something back design-wise. No promise, but maybe I offer making videos for maps.
    At least this is my first idea of give & take at the moment.

    My principles already got stessed more than usual by now, so:
    Whoever made it to the end of this post: Thx for reading.

    Cheers,
    Bud(elbert)
     
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  2. Bud Calypso

    Bud Calypso L1: Registered

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    ..oh man.. i knew this was a mistake..
     
  3. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Bud Calypso is a cool name. You should call yourself that more often. And I agree with what you're saying about the Internet, even though I grew up with it, being the filthy millennial that I am. yes I was born in 1996 but I don't remember anything from the 20th century
     
  4. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Welcome, officially, Budelbert. Or willkommen, rather.
     
  5. Bud Calypso

    Bud Calypso L1: Registered

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    Oktoberfest! ;)

    @Mudpie Uhm, this isn't my real life - .. just my full username. :)
     
  6. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Well you did say "real name" :v
     
  7. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Maybe he's a mysterious role player.
     
  8. Bud Calypso

    Bud Calypso L1: Registered

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    True that. Sorry for confusion.

    And if you want a blink back to the 20th century, allow yourself a relaxing evening with "Demolition Man".
     
  9. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    Welcome to the site.
     
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  10. radarhead

    aa radarhead Hands out ratings like cheap cigars

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    Wow. This post was something else, an interesting read! Welcome to the community!
     
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  11. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    You've put a lot more effort into this introduction than I've seen from most people.

    Nice to have you in the community.
     
  12. Bud Calypso

    Bud Calypso L1: Registered

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    As this is the first time I personally introduce myself online, I may overdrawn it.
    I'm aware of the unspoken online-codes - 'guess I wanted to build a bridge between the screen and me.. and you.. and your screen.. ;)
     
  13. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    Well it's a definite plus. Makes you seem more genuine and less likely to just leave after a few days.
     
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