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Miles

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About Miles

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  • Birthday 09/20/94

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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    Applejack
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    Male
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    Illinois, USA
  • Personal Motto
    A tradition is a tradition; doesn't matter if it's old or new.
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    ***Note: this was my old "about me" that I made around when I originally joined. Most everything is still relevant, of course. Just know this section below hasn't been edited in a long time... and silly me, using "A.J." instead of just "AJ" haha. But sometimes it's nice to keep things as they are, for the sake of nuance.***

    First things first: I'm a diehard rocker. Nu Metal, Grunge, Alternative, and others of the like:
    Adema, Linkin Park, Nirvana, STP, Korn... You get the point.

    Short version: Besides MLP:FIM... I love cars - I'm a gearhead. And I love computers - I'm a Comp Sci major. I'm a Christian, and I like to be peaceful and get along with everyone.

    Longer version: Howdy everypony. I'm country boy from central IL. I became a brony in late 2013/early 2014. I've watched all the episodes from all 4 seasons more than a few times through now, and I still sometimes find it hard to choose my favorites, despite what you might have seen me post in my first welcome thread. For the sake of simplicity, my fallback favorite is Applejack; she and I live similar lives as far as being country goes. But I love all the Mane 6, each for very different reasons:

    I like A.J. because we are so alike in our country ways; Rainbow Dash because of her instinctual loyalty/guardian traits - she will defend her friends til the end; Twilight because of her bountiful knowledge, common sense, and not to mention her high level of power (magic) - I mean, the way she protected everyone from that Ursa Minor (WOW); Fluttershy because of her love for animals, and her introverted nature (I'm an INFJ); Pinkie because of her randomness (I have ADHD) - "and I said 'Oatmeal!? Are you crazy?'"; and Rarity for her generosity and her wittiness (she showed them dogs! lol).

    Normal of a country boy, I'm a gearhead - I love vehicles. Anything with wheels and an engine, seriously. First and foremost, I'm mostly a Ford [truck] guy - I drive a 2001 Ford F-150. But I don't hate on other brands. My parents have an '89 Chevy Camaro RS that we take to car shows in the summer. And, I also have a motorcycle - it's an '02 Yamaha V-Star 650.

    Currently I'm a college student. I finished my freshman year in May of 2014. Though I'm a gearhead, I also love computers - I'm a Comp Sci major.

    Music: I love rock music. My favorite bands are (in no specific order) - Adema, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Korn, and Red, just to name a few.

    Feel free to PM me about anything. I can give you advice about your vehicles; I can talk about ponies, cars, computers, music... anything really. And, if you ever just needed some personal advice, I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable and helpful person. I like helping others.

    Lastly, I also like talking about the Myers-Briggs/Jung's Personality type indicator. I'm an INFJ. Google it if your interested in learning about your own personality. Do know, though, that everyone is different and the 16 personality types of the test should not and do not define you, they can just help people to better understand ways their mind might work.

    ~ Miles

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  1. Does anyone else remember a video game that you personally enjoyed a lot, but not many other people remember very well? For me, Downhill Domination was one of my favorite "Underrated Gem" video games.
     

     

    :ph34r:

    1. Yamato

      Yamato

      Seek and Destroy for PS2.maxresdefault.thumb.jpg.59109b8e3e99f831c08877d7d1ad46f4.jpg

      Look at that cover, man! It's all actiony and American...

      Then there's the actual game.

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      Completely different. Still, it was a great deal of fun. Lots of different tanks with a LOT of customization. The story, silly though it was, actually had several ways it could play out. Doing one mission before another could completely change the other mission and land you with different rewards, which was pretty cool at the time. The only downside for me was on the replayability front. Enemies weren't scaled up for NG+, so the game became laughably easy. It was fine though if you were willing to start a nee game every time.

  2. Alright, game plan...

    Imma buy another Lexus SC 300, but I'll buy an earlier model, like this:

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    Then I'll replace the upholstery with that of the Suzuki X90:

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    And then I'll paint it up like this Matchbox Isuzu Amigo:

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    I will have the most unapologetically 90s car of all time.

    1. Miles

      Miles

      Sounds like a plan.

  3. Going to see the caves down in Hannibal, Missouri today!

  4. Ah man. I was surfing youtube last night and came across some old cash for clunkers videos. That was such a shitty program... So many great cars killed. The mechanics were just doing their job so they shouldn't take the hate. I'm glad some of them got to have fun with some of the old cars before offing them. This video is hilarious:
     

     

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    2. Yamato

      Yamato

      Oh that's fantastic...

    3. Miles

      Miles

      I think that it's an odd example of a car that is not timeless. By that I mean, I get why people think now, in 2017, that it's ugly... But that people in the 1980s thought it looked sharp. There's definitely still a (very) small niche of people who love these, like you and I, but many people think it's a car best left in the past, and I understand both sides.

    4. Yamato

      Yamato

      It really is fantastically hideous, but that's what's so great about it. The continental kit and wood paneling sold me enough, then it started talking...

       

      Imma have to teach my Lexus to do that.

  5. These FSL Zinc Zn30's sound really freaking great for their price. If I tried them in a blind test I'd assume they were 40 or 50 dollar earbuds, honestly. I can't say anything about durability though because I just got them. I initially got them for on-the-go travel earbuds, but seeing as these sound almost as good as my 60 dollar Sony's, I'll probably just use my JLab JBuds2's for travel, which are also pretty good but are a little too high on treble for my tinnitus-ringing ears for multiple hours of listening at home. But yeah, I totally recommend these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F61DLYU/ 

    Oh, and while I'm recommending stuff, these rechargeable AA's are great:



    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9AZC5Y/

  6. How to tell everyone that you are a complete douchebag and ruin a muscle car at the same time:

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    1. Yamato

      Yamato

      Actually saw a Challenger like that today.

    2. meme

      meme

      I'm no car expert but even I know this is disgusting.

  7. To be honest, the majority of pictures are just regular old tractors with either diesel or gas engines. There are multiple pictures of oil pull threshers in there, but overall there weren't as many as we originally expected to see. But nevertheless, I'm sure you'll love the pictures anyway. There are some rare gems in there for sure. I was in bliss the entire time I was there. Oh how badly my father and I want to have one of those Ford 8N tractors (light grey body, red chassis)! The Ford that was painted maroon-ish/burgundy-ish red was my favorite, though. To turn a simplistic tractor into something that looks sleek and elegant without making it seem hoity-toity (or posh) is brilliant. Yeah, it generates steam using the oil, and the steam powers the belt (as well as the rear wheels when the transmission is in gear). It's quite similar to locomotives of its time. Steam powered trains and tractors were a really big deal. Do note that I corrected the caption for the picture above. However, my explanation is still correct as to how it works, I just initially typed the wrong name; that is an Advance Rumely not, an Oil Pull - but there are a couple of Oil Pulls in the photos. --- For most of the photos my dad and I took, it should probably be easy to tell what kind of tractor you are looking at in the photos. However, I don't have in-depth information to give. So, I'd gladly accept positive comments any of you may have, but I won't be able to answer specific questions about the tractors such as their model year, their horsepower, and their torque.
  8. Yeah, it generates steam using the oil, and the steam powers the belt (as well as the rear wheels when the transmission is in gear). It's quite similar to locomotives of its time. Steam powered trains and tractors were a really big deal. Yeah, zipped folders might not be too mobile friendly. Nice! We don't have any classic/antique tractors, just a late '90s or early '00s Cub Cadet 7205 with a 21hp Mitsubishi diesel engine.
  9. I made a new blog about the Western IL Threshers show my father and I went to yesterday - There are tons of photos! Go and check them out! Feel free to comment anything you want, even old stories if you have any. 

    Has it become obvious why Applejack is my favorite pony yet? :icwudt:

    Initially, I posted a thread in General, but it was closed as the mod thought it wouldn't generate enough discussion, which I understand. But I hope to see at least a few people looking at the photos and commenting! Feel free to post photos of your own (or your family's) tractors and such, as well!

  10. Hmmm... You know, I've always thought your name was one of the coolest ones here.

  11. Cute avatar

    1. Wave

      Wave

      Thank you!

  12. I totally agree... --- I'm still pretty much sticking to the same stuff I posted about 2 or 3 years ago in this thread when it comes to Spring/Summer clothes. T-shirts (typically with logos but sometimes plain), and cargo shorts (usually tan) or jeans (typically faded black) in moderate to warm weather... I just got a new shirt that I really love from Le Claire, Iowa after visiting the American Pickers' store a couple weeks ago. It's kind of an earthy pastel green with a picture of a old Land Cruiser (though the front end looks like a Jeep but it's just a "clip art" style picture) with the words "Less People - More Life On Two Lanes - Made In USA" on it. For Fall/Winter when it's colder, although I love flannels as I've said before, I don't currently have any that fit me so I'll probably need to buy some more (most of my old ones were so worn out they were getting holes and had to be thrown out). Typically anymore I just throw on either a field jacket or a zippered hoodie over my T-shirt, and I'm usually always wearing jeans (faded black) or some of my army green sweatpants from IIRC I think American Eagle or Aeropostale - I don't remember. Oh, and as always... I have a ball cap on my head 90% of the time. It's either a CAT or Ford cap.
  13. Boxer-briefs, the in-between answer. BUT NOT JUST ANY BRAND, specifically Joe Boxer boxer-briefs. Unfortunately, I think K-Mart stopped selling the type that I like (pure or mostly pure cotton, and zero spandex or anything similar).
  14. It varies greatly depending on whether or not I have to get up early the next day, and how much physical activity I endured during the daytime. Anywhere between Midnight and 6:00 AM. Lately it's been between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM.