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Allen Ceedos

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  1. Outwitter
    4 Days Ago 7:56 AM
    Outwitter
    So is there any way that the citizens are standing up to this over there? Because if not, then that company is just going to continue its tactics of giving services for free and killing competition.
    Standing up?? People are actually joining this faker network in hordes!! Other cellular networks are going in serious losses, I wonder how long are they going to keep up?

    At some point people will have to decide when they've finally had enough of this, because how many lockdowns are needed to fix things? Our most recent lockdown ended in March, but there's always a chance of another one coming even with the vaccine roll out going on. Where did that third wave come from?
    It's second wave, actually. Haven't you heard of Indian variant of corona? They are saying that its deadly, may be this time, I'm not sure. We are being fed daily that people are dying in numbers, oxygen shortage, doctors dying, hospitals are over occupied and so on and so forth. Only God knows the truth, I guess.

    My childhood as well, very halcyon times!! Superb music, movies, cartoons, simple lifestyle, people actually trusting each other and so on... : )
  2. Sheep
    5 Days Ago 11:52 AM
    Sheep
    How will we be affected years down the road after taking them?
    Yeah I get it. This is my bigger issue too more so than the clots/other side effects. But at the same time, I don't imagine other vaccines were tested for more than a few years before being released to the public. Or I mean...maybe they were, but longterm testing to see how things will go longterm doesn't seem feasible since they want to prevent this stuff asap. I doubt people can wait 15 years for the testing of a vaccine, that's just too long. The flu vaccine formula changes each year too, so I doubt that one has been extensively tested for longterm use. But again I dunno, this is just my assumption @_@ And longterm effects of getting COVID vs the vaccine seem way more risky and scary to me so...

    and I may not be able to travel because I need to apply for an exemption. They still have a backlog of Australian citizens who haven't been able to return home for a year+, so of course they've been prioritizing those people. We spoke with a visa lawyer and he said you may need to apply many times before they finally accept, each time adding more and more evidence on why you need to travel. I really wouldn't want to have to go to my doctor for a note that I need to fly to Australia to be with my husband or it will severely impact my mental health, going that far just seems ridiculous. But it's something I'll consider if I need to. I really don't want to come there months later and do the required quarantine on my own, especially since recent news has shown each quarantine facility they have aren't great :x (a family got infected because someone quarantining in a room next to theirs was positive)

    Then comes the lovely main problem of flights. Most flights to Aus are being cancelled at the last minute due to lack of passengers. Business class and above have more luck not getting cancelled on, but those flights cost around $10k USD per passenger.
  3. Outwitter
    2 Weeks Ago 9:37 PM
    Outwitter
    That's the big issue right there, not being able to do anything about it because whichever company you turn to is cheating you in one fashion or another, whether by pricing or substandard services or both :/ no company giving things for free here haha, private or government-run, they're all trying to hustle people out of their money and again, nothing can be done about it except completely disconnecting.
    Well, you have to use some company to use the cellular services. However, if one of them is giving it for free, this puts severe pressure on others to lower their prices or even give their services for free as well. This is certainly not a healthy competition, and might kill all other competitors except the one which has some kind of backing.

    Haha I just hope I won't come to regret my decisions and stance as far as all this Covid business goes, I'm just a guy who has grown really tired of it and quite frankly I do not want to spend the rest of my life living like Covid will never really go away. Many people look to have accepted this as their new normal but to me there's nothing normal about any of this, so if I have to go against the "flow" in order to get back some form of normality then I will :)
    We are now suffering from a severe third wave of Covid. Lockdowns are around the corner, and we still have to attend office, despite all this. What a peaceful times 90s were! : )
  4. Sheep
    2 Weeks Ago 2:42 AM
    Sheep
    We only drink occasionally so nope! We have some bottles here anyway in case we want to drink, but def nowhere near as big on it as the typical SA person lol

    And yeah it's a smart idea for sure! Kudos to him for putting all that time and effort in. \o/

    I think people are exaggerating when it comes to blood clots, personally. From the statistics it seems like it's an extremely small chance to get clots. Around 30 in 1 million or so I think? Female contraceptive pills have around a 3 in 10,000 risk, and there are pills with an even higher chance than that which are still mostly safe and widely accepted/approved to take. Of course it's absolutely awful if someone gets a clot or other horrible side effect as a result of getting vaccinated, but I really don't want people to think that it's so common that every other person is getting it. x_X Personally I'll take an extremely small chance to get a clot if it means being safer when it comes to COVID. Still super early though yeah, who wouldn't be nervous having to get such a new vaccine orz

    I'm not sure honestly. I watch some Australian YTers and they never wear masks in their videos, nor do other people. But that's in Sydney are and idk how things are elsewhere. Since husband and I are moving to west Australia prolly in September I'm gonna have to apply for a travel exemption and really hope they permit me to go with him haha
  5. Sheep
    4 Weeks Ago 12:36 PM
    Sheep
    they didn't have much of a lockdown I don't think, just no more than 50+ people gathered I think? alcohol sales were also permitted after originally being told they couldn't be sold either lol. doesn't seem like people are on the same page @_@

    And no idea! Hopefully the single-dose one. I don't want to come back for two doses and potentially deal with two sets of side effects. I'm a bit worried about getting it cause of that, I know it's the smarter thing to do but I still can't help but be anxious since this is all happening so quickly!

    and yeah! I keep a small bottle of sanitizer with me all the time too, along with sanitizing wipes. It definitely is a relief having those. Interesting that your dad makes it!!

    But things definitely are a bit messy atm yeah. :s I won't even feel safe having the vaccine once I do get it, because this virus mutates and there are different strains, so I hardly will trust the vaccine to protect me from all those. Seems like husband and I are moving to Australia in September though most likely, so at least it's mostly contained over there. Looking forward to not wearing a mask, they break me out :(
  6. Outwitter
    4 Weeks Ago 10:14 PM
    Outwitter
    Unfortunately there are no viable alternatives because each mobile service provider has their own plan and prices, so people are screwed every which way, unless of course they completely disconnect and stop using phones (maybe just using them as modern mp3 players or something).
    Here, the pricing and plans are all the same except one company that gives everything for free. I wonder how are they running it or what backing they have but because of this cheat, the competition has become so cut-throat, that small companies have already vanished and a couple of big ones are already on the losses, therefore the prices are high. These monopoly cheats are destroying healthy competition in my country, and sadly we can't do much about it!

    You're the very first and only person I know of who has that opinion about Eevee xD! No worries, I won't typecast you. To me Eevee is fine, if it's presented to me in a game I'll add it to my collection and evolve it at some point. In Adventures I just thought some of those forms were a tad bit ridiculous, but I get it, we have to see a form for every type. As for that tiger Pokemon I know it, it makes me of old school anime haha so maybe Aethestode was just inspired by an old anime for the design. I think I caught it, am no longer sure. No rush for me as far as Unbound goes :) I'll get to it eventually.
    Kindly allow me to justify my statement regarding Evees. Firstly, I prefer badass mons over cuties, the more badass the better, and secondly, I always go for dual type mons, and Evees' monotyping does not help its case either. Also, catching Pokémons is so troublesome and boring, I have hardly caught more than 15 pokes in any games I have played so far, it's such a waste of time. However, Insurgence and Adventures Red are the only games where I made a detour and captured some prospective mons to utilize them in the future. Oh, I remembered that tiger poke, its name was Raitora, I guess. Maybe it really meant something personal to Aethestode as you have mentioned!

    Yet countries like Britain are still going forward with rolling AZ out despite the reports, what's up with that?
    Vaccine politics and A Billion dollar deals, I guess! : )

    I won't keep someone from wearing a mask if they feel that they need one, but what's happening now where even healthy people are being forced into wearing masks and being sprayed wherever they go is what I am against. Carrying my own bottle of home-made sanitiser is just one way that I'm going against the flow :) because it makes zero sense that everywhere you go, you're going to be sprayed by different liquids which might not even be hand sanitiser. Every time. It's funny you mention people in villages and remote areas, because those people here found more natural remedies to counter Covid! So they're questioning the roll out of the Sinopharm vaccine, seeing no point in being vaccinated because they already have a "cure".
    Well, you live in a society and society has its rules, you know, it's complicated. Beware my friend, going against the flow has its own consequences! However, I'm with you on this... : )
  7. Outwitter
    4 Weeks Ago 8:41 AM
    Outwitter
    That issue of data not carrying over is there for mobile data here too, what a rip off huh?
    Yup. Blatant rip off! A daylight robbery. What buggery is this? : )

    Haha yeah, sadly not all the Adventures "original" Pokemon were exactly marvels of design. The multiple Eeveelutions for example. How far have you gone in Unbound so far, what's the story like? The region? Etc
    Well, design-wise, Eeveelutions in Adventures Red were fine with me, however, I've never been a fan of Evees, so never gave them any serious thought, don't like monotypes anyway. Moreover, I also think that Evees are for girls (my opinion, please don't typecast me for thinking like that! :)). Additionally, there was a tiger like pokemon in Adentures Red as well, design-wise it was so ugly, I wonder why Aethestode included it in the pokedex at all. What was he thinking, seriously? Also, regarding Unbound, as I have said in my previous VM, it's a technical marvel. You will know when you start playing. So many refreshing new upgrades over any other hack made till day; its overall feel and the environment is breathtaking. Just dive in, that all I will say for now. I am currently somewhere near 3rd gym as of today.

    That's insane, even now that has been going on over there? Or now that vaccines are available those drug tests are no longer being done? Over here I haven't heard anything about drug tests, it's mainly been news about the Sinopharm vaccine. All you get is people being told to get vaccinated, but no warnings or information like which ingredients or materials were used to manufacture the product, how many tests (human or animal) have been conducted using the vaccine and also if there are any short or long term health and side effects. Nothing. So I wonder how many people are being smart and are looking into the vaccine online before making their decision.
    Now that vaccines have been introduced, there is no need for that anymore, is it? Reports have come out stating that AstraZeneca's vaccine is causing problems in adults like blood clotting, that's why so many countries are banning it. Also, regarding trials, phase I and phase II trials are already finished for Covaxin, our indigenous vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech, however, I can't say much about the authenticity of the data presented in those reports.

    One major choice is to not comply with all this, even though there's a chance of getting into real trouble with the authorities. I don't enjoy going into town anymore because I won't be allowed entry into shops or other places if I don't have a mask on. At each place you'll find someone present (usually a security guard) who is ready to spray people with what might not even been proper hand sanitising liquid. But it's not like people are going to stop and question that or demand to know why they can't enter without a mask. They've just complied and gone along with this nonsense. So if I have to step into town I carry my own bottle of hand sanitiser, made by my dad. I'm getting to the point where I'm going confront someone about needing a mask for entry because I am sick and tired of people being so stubborn and stupid.
    Well, there is no harm in wearing a mask in public places. I will happily comply, if it helps in any possible way to break the chain of transmission. I must admit, nonetheless, that it sucks, big time. Good thing that you live away from towns. No one in villages and other remote areas gives a damn about corona. Also, glad to know that your father can come up with home-made sanitizers, as we have to purchase masks and sanitizers from stores. I will advise you to not make a scene because of masks and sanitizers as people nowadays easily typecast others into Covidiots and irresponsible persons if they question the ongoing narrative and think otherwise. How dare you question the authority, eh? You are not supposed to think, just go with the flow, seriously!
  8. Sheep
    4 Weeks Ago 2:36 AM
    Sheep
    wow @_@ I wasn't aware of that! But here in Cape Town/Claremont (our suburb) things have been relatively ok. hopefully easter doesn't change that much... lol

    yeah, I get it. I was super worried too but at this point it's been months since New Yorkers back home have been getting vaccinated, so I'd have had enough time to read up on how the thousands of them have been reacting and if it's safe enough/worth it. Seems to be the case so far. Most of my mom's co-workers are already vaccinated back in the US.

    working from home is great. I'm the same, right now PC is my self-employment and it's been excellent maintaining that from home - commuting to an office a couple of years back was always hell. Can't imagine doing it now. :s

    and yup! can't enter without a mask and someone at the entrance will either spray your hands with sanitizer or there'll be a machine for you to use yourself. New York didn't have the sanitizer section in stores lol, just needed to wear a mask. I think they expected people to sanitize their hands themselves before going in.
  9. Sheep
    April 2nd, 2021 7:57 AM
    Sheep
    Been okay honestly. Besides a few cases of loadshedding it hasn't been terrible. @_@ I was in close proximity to someone who apparently tested positive when bf and I were at a restaurant but he didn't get the text as the one who wrote down his phone when we got in for contact tracing, so we figured it was just someone who passed by on my side of the table beyond the glass outside. that was months ago and no one got sick at all

    yeah, I should be able to travel back to the US fine as a citizen, I'd just need to self-isolate after. and hope you can vaccinated soon, I think it's worth it!!
  10. Sheep
    April 1st, 2021 2:26 AM
    Sheep
    aaaa sorry I forgot to reply

    we've had a few lockdown phases since then, but right now it's level 1 so nothing massively limiting. there will be some restrictions for easter but nothing heavy I feel (alcohol selling restrictions for the weekend, no gatherings of more than 50 people too iirc) so I'm not sure how well it'll keep cases low enough. I've been eligible to get the vaccine back in the US for months now, so I'll do that as soon as my visa expires and I go back again. fortunately visas were extended a bit thanks to lockdown too, so instead of having to leave May 31 I have until June 31. :D how have things been there?
  11. Outwitter
    March 29th, 2021 10:06 PM
    Outwitter
    How much do you pay for that plan? Prepay? Pay per month? For mobile I just get the bundle which is for Whatsapp, because the "general" data bundles don't last very long :/ but it's all dubiously priced so you're screwed every which way.
    Well, I'm using a prepaid plan, and it costs me around 600INR. A bit costly, but overall balanced, nonetheless. My sole concern with the prepaid plan is that one day's data does not carry over to the other. So, on any particular day, I can only use a limited amount of data and if it's not used, it's lost forever. I'm thinking of switching to postpaid plans. Speaking of which, how's the pricing and plans there?

    Haha, well I guess it's a good thing to have a big game like Adventures Red to keep you busy in the meantime but I think as far as major updates go Unbound might be done for a while. So you might want to push that "special occasion" forward and prepare to dive in, haha.
    I have already started playing Unbound, and I must admit that it is indeed living up to its hype! It's a spectacular hack from whatever I have seen till now and is undoubtedly going to be the one of the ATG hack. The only stuff that I'm missing is the fakemons, perhaps this is the reason I love Adventures Red the most. The prospect of capturing unusual pokemons like, SwampertX, Icy Snorlax etc. maximized my happiness for sure. However, I'll also admit that the Betamons in Adventures Red were an absolute eyesore!

    The recovery rate here has been super high as well, but still the roll out marches on. Covid deaths are something to take with a bag of salt because even those numbers can be cooked up, it's not to say there haven't been people who've actually died because of Covid but how many of them are there? You don't get specifics from the news reports, certainly not mainstream.
    Agreed! To elaborate the matter further, may I bring to light the heinous practice of testing different types of drugs on Covid patients. They were treated with Malaria, AIDS and several other drugs and this is the foremost reason of so many deaths in my opinion.

    Have any side effect reports come out over there in response to the AstraZeneca? Or so far there hasn't been any trouble? The way a lot of governments and organisations have handled this whole situation has been a disaster and I highly doubt they will turn around and change for the better because a lot of damage has been done in terms of social life, education, the economy, travel, health and so on. It really is up to ordinary people to decide whether or not to carry on with all this.
    The issue of side effect is highly concealed here. Nobody knows for sure what is actually happening. What would ordinary people do? What choices do they have, seriously?
  12. Outwitter
    March 24th, 2021 10:19 PM
    Outwitter
    I was offline because we had applied to get ADSL set up at home, so we couldn't use this data bundle type internet that we usually get. But the cost of the modem and installation are the reason for the delay so we switched back to the data bundle net as something to use in the meantime until we have enough money for the modem and installation. But what I wasn't expecting was for speeds to have gotten so lousy since the last time we connected. Can't upload, can't perform major or even minor downloads without having to disconnect and reconnect because the download process freezes or stops completely. Even browsing can take ages. No idea what's going on.
    Oh, that's awful, really! I'm using mobile internet, and they allow 1.5 GB data / day at a reasonable speed for premium plans. This is more than enough for my daily requirements, furthermore, I'm also able to download 3 - 4 movies / week, so, I'm pretty satisfied with my mobile service provider, at least for now.

    Everyone else is likely to be playing Unbound haha, no surprise. I hope my walkthrough for it will do the game justice because it looks to be on the same level (if not higher) as Red Chapter, Clover and others. That's why I decided to hold off until there were enough helpful documents for Unbound available, and I saw that an update came out while I was offline too so I'm glad I didn't jump in when the December update was the only one there.
    You bet! I am saving Unbound for some special occasion as well and hope that it gets some more updates till the time I get my hands dirty with it. Also, I have not yet fully completed Adventures Red, I love it so much I do not want it to ever finish, silly me! (Currently at Siren Side Chapter) :)

    Great Reset, "the new normal", vaccine passports, "green certificates" and so on, yeah, that's what I've been hearing too and I don't see anything normal about any of this, so it baffles me that people call this the new normal.
    Righto!! Just couldn't agree more with you on this. What the heck is this new normal mate, seriously! The recovery rate in my country is around 98%, and I doubt the number of deaths that they are showing as anyone dying these days is dubbed as died of COVID-19, seriously. May the Lord God help us all against this new normal.

    As far as I know the vaccination programme isn't mandatory here as well, the one which is being rolled out is the Sinopharm vaccine from China. None of the other brands I believe, certainly not that Astrazeneca vaccine which is stirring things up from place to place. But things could change, if it looks like not enough people are going for the vaccine it shouldn't be a surprise if government pushes to force people into it somehow. We were under another lockdown between January and a few weeks ago when restrictions were relaxed, but as usual, you never know when the next lockdown will be imposed. I've only heard that some EU countries want to implement that vaccine passport and the UK has something like that available now, I didn't know about them cancelling international holidays. Are your independent news sources also saying the same thing about that UK variant or they've got more accurate information about that?
    We have two vaccines, one is indigenous and the other is obviously the AstraZeneca's. The same here as the majority of people are not going for vaccination, and it is being wasted in some States or so I have heard. No idea about the authenticity of U.K. variant as of now. But one thing is sure, this is being done to force people to opt for vaccination if they have not yet done so.

    My opinion is that no one knows what is going on for sure and everyone is speculating to some degree, however, these forced lockdowns, ultra aggressive vaccination drives with a heavy annual budget, digital certificates, great reset and so on and so forth seems pretty dubious and even sinister to me. Let's see how the future unfolds itself!
  13. Outwitter
    March 23rd, 2021 9:13 PM
    Outwitter
    Here's hoping you've been doing okay, how's it going?
    Hey!
    Long time no hear. I am doing good, thanks to the Almighty. I thought about contacting you as well, however, you didn't come online for so long it occurred to me that maybe you have moved on. Likewise, I saw your post on Gaia and Kanlara, congratulations on completing them mate!

    I'm currently working on Pokemon (Old) White and then after that I'll dive into the much hyped Unbound. A lot of helpful guides and documents are now available for it so that will definitely make my work easier.
    I don't know much about Pokemon White, so it's better to not comment on it, however, I'm sure plenty of users will find the Unbound walkthrough immensely useful in their playthroughs. Your Adventures Red walkthroughs have helped me a lot, particularly in the backtracking phase. Good to hear that internet has been restored in your country.

    How are things over there so far? Is the vaccination programme going on?
    They are currently vaccinating 45 and above here. It's not mandatory yet as they are asking for consent, however, the situation is looking grim every passing month. We are told that U.K. variant has spread all over the country and in one state its spread around 81% and all that. One other state has again imposed lockdowns till March 31. The worst is probably happening in Canada and Sweden, I guess. Did you hear about Sweden's digital vaccine passports? U.K. has cancelled international holidays and probably locked all its citizens. Great Reset is what I am hearing about these days! How's the condition in Zim by the way?
  14. Skeli
    January 5th, 2021 8:52 PM
    Skeli
    There are plenty of guides pinned in the Discord server now! You should head on over and check it out!
  15. Outwitter
    December 23rd, 2020 12:51 AM
    Outwitter
    Ahh yes, Milly's incredible team. I hadn't figured out the Godzilla references until you mentioned it! I liked Rodan and Zilla, sweet designs, but I won't mind all 4. I don't think they are Orangean but perhaps simply new ancient Pokemon, maybe half Mythical half Legendary.
    Hey, who's Milly by the way? Zilla Bonus chapter was supposed to introduce 4 monsters from Godzilla Monsterverse as pokes. Variants of Tyranitar, Volcarona and Aerodactyl were chosen as Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan respectively. I forgot which one is supposed to act as Ghidorah. Lunos shared a repository for all the additional pokemons that are supposed to be added but with designs and stats, but now I have forgotten where its link is.

    Well if mainstream is all that they've been exposed to all along, with no other alternatives, then it shouldn't be a surprise that they are more likely to just go with what they get. That's why people helping each other get informed is so important now because plenty of information, different opinions, views, sources and so on gets shared around.
    Couldn't agree more! Instead of relying solely on the MSM for the know-how, people should get in touch with each other more, talk more with each other more and trust each other more rather than going at each other's throat. There will always be differences but there might be some reasons for unity and harmony as well if we strive to find them.

    I wonder if you are going to get any help from random players. There is a guy with the username "Golche" who might be of some help I assume. There might be others, but I'm not that regular on PC, so I don't know them all.

    Hey, I'm taking a 10 days break as well. Wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year in advance!

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  • About Allen Ceedos
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    Hi there, my name is Allen. A long time Pokemon fan.
    Biography
    I'm a long time Pokemon fan from Zim. Used to watch the anime, then got to play the games & read the manga. But these days I just play the games.
    Interests
    - Reading manga, comics
    - Playing old games
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    - Compiling, mixing House music
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    Lugia, Entei, Groudon, Totodile, Typhlosion, Gengar, Pidgeotto, Hariyama
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