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I love what the sword icon for Twitch moderators is supposed to represent.

Everyone knows a sword is a very great combat weapon. Whenever someone had a melee weapon in the old days, you will usually see someone with a sword, be it one-handed or two-handed. A sword represents power and skill, since wars were commonly fought with people in the front lines using them. However, a sword is more than just mere power. If a person just has sheer power, then they will easily be destroyed as they will not be able to keep up with someone. As well as this, it represents a responsibility. Most knights back in the old days were knighted by the king tapping them on both shoulders with his sword. The sword is supposed to be a representation of the responsibility of the mods. Not only does the broadcaster reflect upon the chat, but the mods do as well. If there are strict mods in a Twitch chat, then the broadcaster may be put in a negative light because of the limited free speech. However, a mod that does no action reflects poorly as well since they stand idly by while other people are making a bad reflection of the chat (aka the "chat experience"). The mods must be swift, but not with brute force as to abuse their powers (just like how a sword must be agile, but not strong enough as to break the blade).

Punishment_Fatal

Punishment_Fatal

 

wtf glenn bonnet trade (harvest moon) dont USE justs for trollsssssss

This is messed up
Proof:
Solds:
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198011682347?time=1450080000&compare=1449993600~ sold his glenn bonn + Stickybomb ~ 26 + 2 csgo weps (seen here http://csgo.backpack.tf/profiles/76561198011682347?time=1450080000 the detour ssg and m4 desert, most expensive ones)   For this http://csgo.backpack.tf/profiles/76561198011682347knife he has now   26 + (detour) 20 + (m4) 17 = 63 - 51 = 12

JayTee

JayTee

 

rip my sanity

okay   character_event = {
id = 123784
desc = EVTDESC123784   picture = GFX_evt_mongols
border = GFX_event_normal_frame_war   prisoner = no
only_capable = yes   trigger = {
is_alive = yes
culture = turkish
higher_tier_than = count
lower_tier_than = emperor
NOT = { trait = blinded }
NOT = { trait = eunuch }
NOT = { trait = infirm }
NOT = { has_global_flag = osman_spawned }   holder_scope = {
OR = {
has_landed_title = d_anatolia
has_landed_title = d_trebizond
has_landed_title = d_antioch
has_landed_title = d_kartli
has_landed_title = d_armenia
has_landed_title = d_mesopotamia
has_landed_title = d_edessa
has_landed_title = d_coloneia
has_landed_title = d_charsianon
has_landed_title = k_rum
liege = { has_landed_title = d_anatolia }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_trebizond }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_antioch }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_kartli }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_armenia }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_mesopotamia }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_edessa }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_coloneia }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_charsianon }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_rum }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_rum }
}
}   NOT = {
has_landed_title = k_greece
has_landed_title = d_nikaea
has_landed_title = d_dyyrachion
has_landed_title = d_samos
has_landed_title = k_bulgaria
has_landed_title = k_hungary
liege = { has_landed_title = k_greece }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_nikaea }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_dyyrachion }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_samos }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_bulgaria }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_hungary }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_greece }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_nikaea }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_dyyrachion }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_samos }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_bulgaria }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_hungary }
}   OR = {
is_title_active = e_golden_horde
is_title_active = e_il-khanate
is_title_active = e_mongol_empire
}   year = 1260
NOT = { year = 1280 }
}   mean_time_to_happen = {
months = 1
}
immediate = {
create_random_soldier = {
random_traits = no
dynasty = 7 # Ottoman
name = Osman
culture = turkish
religion = ROOT
age = 18
attributes = {
martial = 8
diplomacy = 6
stewardship = 5
intrigue = 5
learning = 3
}
health = 7
fertility = 1.0
trait = skilled_tactician
trait = gluttonous
trait = proud
trait = zealous
trait = ambitious
}
new_character = {
character_event = {
id = 123785
days = 3285
random = 730
}
set_character_flag = osman_himself
}
}
option = { # A most capable young man
name = EVTOPTA60200   set_global_flag = osman_spawned
set_global_flag = osman_spawned_by_event   tooltip = {
create_random_soldier = {
random_traits = no
dynasty = 7 # Ottoman
name = Osman
culture = turkish
religion = ROOT
age = 18
attributes = {
martial = 8
diplomacy = 6
stewardship = 5
intrigue = 5
learning = 3
}
health = 7
fertility = 1.0
trait = skilled_tactician
trait = gluttonous
trait = proud
trait = zealous
trait = ambitious
}
}
}
}   spawns Osman in a random turkish court and he can then set out to conquer anatolia through a series of events   character_event = {
id = 234567
desc = EVTDESC234567   picture = GFX_evt_crusaders
border = GFX_event_normal_frame_war  
prisoner = no
only_capable = yes   trigger = {
is_alive = yes
culture = norman
higher_tier_than = baron
lower_tier_than = emperor
NOT = { trait = blinded }
NOT = { trait = eunuch }
NOT = { trait = infirm }
NOT = { has_global_flag = guiscard_spawned }   holder_scope = {
OR = {
has_landed_title = d_normandy
has_landed_title = d_brittany
has_landed_title = k_france
has_landed_title = k_england
has_landed_title = k_brittany
has_landed_title = k_wales
has_landed_title = d_valois
liege = { has_landed_title = d_normandy }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_brittany }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_france }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_england }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_brittany }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_wales }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_valois }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_france }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_england }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_brittany }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_wales}
}
}   NOT = {
has_landed_title = k_italy
has_landed_title = k_sicily
has_landed_title = d_apulia
has_landed_title = d_calabria
has_landed_title = d_benevento
has_landed_title = d_sicily
has_landed_title = d_salerno
has_landed_title = d_latium
liege = { has_landed_title = k_italy }
liege = { has_landed_title = k_sicily}
liege = { has_landed_title = d_apulia }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_calabria}
liege = { has_landed_title = d_benevento }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_sicily }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_salerno }
liege = { has_landed_title = d_latium }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_italy }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = k_sicily }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_apulia }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_calabria }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_benevento }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_sicily }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_salerno }
top_liege = { has_landed_title = d_latium }
}  
OR = {
is_title_active = e_byzantine
is_title_active = k_sicily
is_title_active = d_sicily
is_title_active = d_apulia
is_title_active = d_calabria
}   year = 1040
NOT = { year = 1065 }
}   mean_time_to_happen = {
months = 16
}
}
immediate = {
create_random_soldier = {
random_traits = no
dynasty = 678 # De Hauteville
name = Robert
culture = norman
religion = ROOT
age = 28
attributes = {
martial = 9
diplomacy = 4
stewardship = 6
intrigue = 6
learning = 6
}
health = 7
fertility = 1.0
trait = brilliant_strategist
trait = deceitful
trait = envious
trait = patient
trait = ambitious
trait = strong
}
new_character = {
character_event = {
id = 234568
days = 3285
random = 730
}
set_character_flag = guiscard_himself
}
}
option = { # A most capable young man
name = EVTOPTA60200   set_global_flag = guiscard_spawned
set_global_flag = guiscard_spawned_by_event   tooltip = {
create_random_soldier = {
random_traits = no
dynasty = 678 # De Hauteville
name = Robert
culture = norman
religion = ROOT
age = 28
attributes = {
martial = 9
diplomacy = 4
stewardship = 6
intrigue = 6
learning = 6
}
health = 7
fertility = 1.0
trait = brilliant_strategist
trait = deceitful
trait = envious
trait = patient
trait = ambitious
trait = strong   }
}
}
}   doesn't spawn robert guiscard but instead makes one of the requirements being that the character's liege must be a de hauteville + have a martial ability of 9 etc  
what the actual fuck paradox these are basically identical events   and to think I wanted to add rollo + yelu dashi as historical adventurers as well   maybe i'll just go back to modding rome 2 instead of having to deal with this mindless drivel   /rant

Shamefurr Dispray

Shamefurr Dispray

 

Speech

This semester in college, I decided to proactively solve my communication difficulties with my peers, with a little bit of social experimentation mixed in. I am pretending to be mute, and I've written "I can't talk" on my right hand, and I flash it at anyone who attempts to talk to me. I told my teachers this beforehand because I realized they might try to get me switched into a special needs class otherwise, so they know not to try to talk to me. They think I'm a psych major doing early research for his eventual dissertation on the necessity of speech versus body language in communication. To be honest,I've never felt so free around people in my life. I laugh, but I don't use my vocal cords to project it, just the contraction of my diaphragm and an expulsion of air. Though the other students think there is something very wrong with me, its been a fun experience so far and I'm only two days in. I suspect I'll grow bored of it and regret my decision soon, because I can never reveal my secret to them now. A couple of times I almost spoke but had to bite my tongue. It bothers me a lot when I have something great to say and I can't. If there are any new interesting developments I'll post them here.

λngelღмander

λngelღмander

 

Top 5 YouTubers & Streamers: December

Presenting Dec's top YouTubers and streamers, ranked by their monthly stats!     Uncle Dane mains the Engineer, which received nerfs during the Tough Break update. He lamented at the nerfs during a recent video.   NISLT recently launched a new series that features in-depth interviews with top TF2 pro players and content creators. It's nice to see him become more active in the competitive scene! NISLT's series is hosted by Sideshow, a competitive TF2 caster and player.   Congrats to FUNKe for reaching 100k YouTube subscribers in December! A few weeks ago, FUNKe released a video explaining why he thinks the updated Phlogistinator weapon is overpowered. The Phlogistinator has been a hot topic of discussion since the Tough Break update, so it's no surprise that the video below generated hundreds more comments than FUNKe's other December videos. Note: A few days after FUNKe's video was uploaded, Valve released a patch that prevented the Pyro's invulnerable period from lasting longer than its taunt.   Muselk, ranked #2, is in the process of making a 2015 "highlights" video.   B4nny kicked off 2016 by announcing that he may alter the logo of Froyotech, his competitive TF2 team. Because of B4nny's influence in the competitive scene, Valve has asked him to help test the competitive matchmaking mode. According to B4nny's recent videos and tweets, matchmaking development is coming along nicely.   Click here to view the blog source and the full article.

GreenScreen

GreenScreen

 

fm2016 in a nutshell

http://i.imgur.com/NIxIoF7.png
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http://imgur.com/a/o7whI
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http://puu.sh/gfvPl/d0be154dbb.png
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http://imgur.com/yTlG9rq
http://imgur.com/Or9Uq1g
http://i.imgur.com/lR97cTR.png
http://i.imgur.com/hSheYYV.png

Shamefurr Dispray

Shamefurr Dispray

 

Things

This is nothing.
All it is is a three-word phrase.
But it's still something.   Just kidding, I'm using this blog post as an excuse to upload my next signature, which is actually my written signature.

Alfie Omega

Alfie Omega

 

Entry #1

Deku woke up at 5am and was instantly greeted by emmy when he opened steam. He then ate breakfast and played MvM with Pilo. Later, he will take an exam.
Edit:
The exam went well except that he forgot his calculator.

Deku

Deku

 

Tue Dec 15 2015

Today, Pilo finally set up his paypal account.
Then Pilo played League with Eshan and friends;
but Pilo's throat hurts, thinks he might be sick.   Pilo is worried

Pilobacon

Pilobacon

 

Free Suggestions? More like the leftovers! (1)

I don't really like suggesting to be honest, and I always do fail to satisfy myself after finishing the suggestion when it has a tiny bit of error. Gonna leave my "hard work" here so if you guys have anytime, you can help me suggest!   Sunbeams Stainless Pot   Sold for Lantern Glasgow (95 Keys) + Blizzardy Sack (12 Keys) + 3 Keys ~110 Keys
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198127521657?time=1444287600
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198127521657?time=1444374000   Sold for PE Swagger (78 Keys) + Frostbite Slick (~40 Keys) ~118 Keys
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198063243118?time=1444892400
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198063243118?time=1445151600   Sold for Blizzardy BoA (126 Keys) + Logo Russian (24 Keys) w/ Sweets (~12 Keys) ~138 Keys
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198056189244?time=1444114800
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198056189244?time=1444201200   Sold for Scorching Pot (~140 Keys) w/ 27 Keys ~113 Keys
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198064565908?time=1443682800
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198064565908?time=1443769200
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27154057   * "~" represents an estimate. Please search for a mini before submitting.
Range should be around 110-120 or 110-130 Keys but I just don't seem to find a sale like that.

Roller

Roller

 

Sat Dec 12 2015

Today Pilo learned how to cook quesadillas, Pilo also wrote another sonnet.
After that, Pilo stopped for a popcorn break, Pilo likes popcorn.
Pilo Also Started making suggestions again.   Pilo is happy

Pilobacon

Pilobacon

 

Top 5 Team Fortress 2 YouTubers & Streamers: November

Hey, TF2 players! Come check out the latest from the game's top YouTubers, including how this month's #1 creator reacted to the recent TF2 Arkham Knight contest and Saxxy Awards.     It's Uncle Dane's first top 5 appearance! This Engineer player uploads YouTube videos weekly. Uncle Dane's latest video is a hilarious parody of Drake's Hotline Bling song, remade with lyrics written about the TF2 Engineer. You can listen to the song below. It's always exciting to see creators take a risk and upload something out of the ordinary!   NISLT has returned! After a nearly month-long absence due to IRL commitments, NISLT began uploading again on November 19th. You can check out the video that marks his return below. NISLT is back in the groove of daily uploads, so next edition we fully expect him to shoot up the rankings and challenge Muselk for the top spot. Like many players on our list, NISLT has been dabbling in Overwatch.   B4nny, the leader of team Froyotech, is the sole competitive player in our top 5. After a disappointing 3rd place finish at the latest ESEA-I tournament, Froyotech was disbanded. B4nny went on to assemble a group of new teammates earlier this week. Thanks to B4nny, we've got some exciting news to share about the competitive matchmaking feature that was announced earlier in the year: Last week, B4nny received a beta pass to test the feature with TF2's developers. A release date hasn't been announced, but rumors are that it will go live in just one or two months!   FUNKe's Steam Group has grown to over 10k members, and he's noticed a rise in malicious players attempting to phish information from unsuspecting members. Unfortunately, this is a common problem in many large Steam groups. FUNKe touches on the subject in the video below. It's worth the watch if you're a member of a large Steam group run by a popular content creator. Always be wary of impostors, and don't give out your private info to other members of the group!   Muselk, who celebrated his 21st birthday a few weeks ago, is back on top! He generated the most new YouTube subscribers and video views during the past month. Click here to read Muselk's opinion on this year's Saxxy Award nominees. Muselk's TF2 videos average over 200,000 views.   Click here to view the blog source and the full article.

GreenScreen

GreenScreen

 

Yo

From the day i moved from my parents home .. life seems to be interesting to say the least   I've been away since end of September .. adapting to living with your friends can be a challenge .. a really fun challenge. Cleaning cooking washing the dishes cleaning the toilets mopping the ground .. doesnt seem good on paper but trust me, FUN. Being Arab (and me being the youngest of 5) you really dont get a lot of chances to stay home late or sleep over .. so living alone is a whole different experience (miss you mom </3)   University is going alright (expect of my shitty marks .. nearly all i get is Cs) .. i have entered civil engineering but im thinking to change the course as i didnt like it a ton .. maybe i will switch to computer science/newtorking/or heck english literature (dont even ask)   I saw Kodorin's blog .. it really had me thinking. Just like his days, i spent ALOT of time on tf2 in general and bp.tf+forums back in the day, and when i open the forums or main site now, i dont really feel like commenting or writing anything let alone making a suggestion. It was such a great experience to go over the internet with great people and just talk and share interests together, truly a golden time! No this is not me saying goodbye (i mean im pretty much only playing Rocket League). Thanks for everyone for the great times here :3   P.s sorry for my un-organized and long post
P.s.s did you hear Coldplay's newest album ? Some really awesome tracks in there !   Stay cool y'all

Karam

Karam

 

Keeping up

This is my first attempt to make a blog entry, pardon my errors and such.   I have been very busy lately, homeworks, projects, etc. everywhere. But I still manage to take a quick glance of what is happening at the forums, just a place where I normally chill and socialize with other peeps. Hope I do well this semester and get things done.   Stay Cool Forums

King_Ken

King_Ken

 

Off-Tangent things

Hooray for insomnia, I have a horrible tendency to develop one during break, and I seriously don't feel like doing break work atm.   But wow, as of posting for this, I have been offline from Steam for 79 days. I mean wow. During that timeframe, I have largely not given a consideration or thought about Steam and its community that i've been part of for years. It's mind-boggling. It's funny and also sad how some things that was once a big part of your life can degrade to insignificance. I remember frantically checking my trades in Outpost, voting for items during my downtimes on backpack.tf, and patiently waiting for hours on trade.tf. Yet here I am, offline with no considerations of Steam and my memories associated with.   How have I been doing? I can largely make a broad summary by saying that I've been busy. My goals that I've been working out is set on a course that I can't really turn back at this point. I'm still at the age where I have to make crucial decisions what to do in life like jobs and etc, and to be perfectly honest, I really don't truly know. I have an idea, but not really. But while I'm still searching for that answer, I decided that the best way to deal with that is to give myself the most options. That was why I partly decided to previously quit Steam as not only was my passion burning out, it pretty much consumed a lot of my time and if I were to stick with it, my options would be significantly less. Perhaps I will return to the level of my prime? Maybe. But I rather try out my options before I may regret with a singular option instead.   Sometimes, I wish I can relive the past and simply freeze it. Actually, a lot of times I wish I can freeze time. I do have a lot of regrets, loneliness, and pains in life that I largely keep personal, so I cherish the good parts of my life. My time here at backpack.tf and Steam community was one of those good parts during my prime. What some may see as mundane and repetitive, it was my passion. During some of my rough patches as time went on after I made my conscious decision to leave, I often wonder: what if I didn't request a ban? Would I regain my passion? Would I be happier? Would I have a sense of purpose? Could I possibly balance the workload that I've targeted myself with? There can arguably be many answers here, and all of them would probably be correct in some ways. But what stands here is that I miss that chapter in my life, and I wish that I can go back and relive those moments without worry of other arbitrary external things. I miss it. In fact I missed it so much that I've tried to come back multiple times, but failed. I just can't come back. It doesn't feel right. When I try to set up a suggestion to eventually request an unban, it feels like a chore. When I try to cash out, I feel the boredom and stress creeping through my skin. When I look at the suggestion votes, I honestly don't care. A juxtaposition to my original passion. It only makes me wish more that I can relive the past and freeze time.   I unno, I just wanted to say a lot of things before I go on another Steam hibernation, and I honestly doubt there's that many people that care what I do at this point, but I hope everyone, friends and old rivals alike, are doing well and that backpack.tf can flourish to even greater heights than what I can remember. Hopefully the economy doesn't crash and burn like so many boldly predicted years ago. I hope that one of you out there can successfully create so many suggestions at unforeseen heights, that you can be remembered, forever. I hope that the moderating team can shine so bright that they would be unparalleled to any other mod team in any other community. Most of all: I hope your passion never burns out at whatever you do.   Some guy I am.   ----   http://puu.sh/ly8E2/27909b7f75.jpg - me a couple years ago at an orchestra sort-of reunion. I refuse to show my current self because I got a pretty bad haircut, lol.

KoDoRiN

KoDoRiN

 

I need halp, m8s

It saw unusual in bp.tf and there was called me the attention the cosmetic one for the sniper, it was an Anger with the unusual effect Terror-Watt and I have not achieved it to find, I would like to know if someone was managing to find this one cosmetic in tf2outpost they might write to me the link please

.BlackNeo.

.BlackNeo.

 

I Did Another Thing

Conversation between three members of my band's trumpet section: Guy, Black Girl, and Me. Any implications of inducing harm are mere jokes. It runs in my school's community; we're rather ghetto. :/   *Guy grabs a long black bar in the room we're having sectional practice in*
Girl: "Why did you grab that?"
Guy: "I'ma going to hit you with it."
Girl: "Don't do that! That's racist!"
Me: "You say it's racist. I say it's historically accurate."
*Every trumpet player in the room proceeds to burst out laughing*   I swear the Trumpet section is the darkest, weirdest section in my school's band...

knavesmith

knavesmith

 

Strange burstchester suggestion..

Kay
Proof:
Sellers at 30:
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27315187
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27347818
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27329836
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27352278
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27311142   Below 30:
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27335747~ 20
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27332145~ 29   Solds:
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27326684~ quicksold for 21 keys IN A DAY
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27319527~ sold for 20 IN A DAY
http://www.tf2outpost.com/trade/27247232~ sold in TWO HOURS for 40.80 USD (converted) + sweets (around 5 keys worth) so about 22 keys       2 "quicksellers" on classifieds for 27

JayTee

JayTee

 

This is my meme.

I have a meme that all memes can't come close to match. My meme is dankest of memes. Only the dankest memers may touch it. Only of the very elite memers have ever seen this meme. "Can I see this meme?" you ask with a studder in your voice. "NO" I say back to you, asserting my dominance. You cannot touch this meme, for you will never be dank enough to know what this meme is.

Jams

Jams

 

Showstopper Party Trick sugg

*timbaland voice* "ey ey ey, ey"
Proof:
Solds:
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198136023944?time=1436977550~ sold for a mega strike results are in   Mini:
http://backpack.tf/profiles/76561198056030479?time=1439489277~ sold for 30 keys   30 * 0.9= 27               Tho courtney offered 50 keys pure on one so... probs outlier and cant find another seller

JayTee

JayTee

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