I created this topic because you wrote to me with an intelligent post and I wanted to make sure you saw my response. I have aspergers a form of autism as I have previously mentioned and yes I do tend to take things very literally, my high importance of what I say isnt that its more of a counterbalance if you call me an idiot, I will respond by not only showing you why I am not an idiot but I will try my best to make a logical cohesive argument showing you why your argument was flawed. the area between debate and discussion is overlapping and often gray. I am not making a sincere effort to alienate people, I just tend to have unfortunately a talent for that- I dont relate well to people. when I made that comment I was thinking about how different things could have been. for instance if indiana didnt make that horrible trade reggie miller and micheal jordan could have been teammates, and maybe charles barkley and scottie pippen could have been teammates. I was thinking about clyde drexler and micheal jordan being teammates. I have not found the what-if factor explored enough. I would like to be cool with everyone as well and their are plenty of people here I like and respect, which is why I have stayed around. I think the line about metaphors and similes you used is pretty cool like poetry, I can appreciate that. I did not mean to say sam bowie was a villan I was using that as an analogy and where he was selected is the only thing I was referring too. I did really like the movie illusion and it reminded me of the bowie- jordan situation because its about making the best decisions in life and having a chance to do it over. I am not an idiot your right except when it comes to communicating with people, but if you respect my intellect than I will respect yours. thank you for the butler input and I appreciate the level of intelligence associated with that comment. no one wants to be hated or completely misunderstood, but for some of us that is far easier than others. if someone reads this post other than mikeyv and doesnt get it I apologize but it wasnt meant for you and mikey I appreciate your trying to understand yes I do think differently but no that does not make me dumb.
damn u puttin urself out there like a mu&$#%#&@!a....
You dont have to be normal, thats ok, everyones different, and thats the beauty of the world. But you are just hungry for attention, maybe you are missing something, you dont have to be the center of it all. You are like i am wierd and intelligent, look at me!
if my posts are offensive and not understood what is this??
Well.. that's 3 consecutive off topic posts by 13kavak. I think he's going for the record.
and not to be mean cuz i appreciate ur situation, it's sad you have to deal with that but aint nobody listenin' to you anymore bro, give it up
everyone else is reading it and taking offense again, this time it could not have been more clearly labeled.
you werent supposed to in the first place does this post say to you , no it doesnt, and you are not everyone.
It's a public site. Shoulda emailed MikeyV
it may be a public site but I am not the first one to address a post to a specific user and I doubt I will be the last. im jus so offended I highly doubt your capability to appreciate anything, I also highly doubt your a high school graduate and I am surprised your literate to start with.
WOW! if you didnt want other people to read this you should have just got the guys phone number lol!
intelligent content to this site rather than stupid gifs?
Hahhahah if you didn't know.. I've only posted about 10 gifs in my entire time here. You were lucky enough to get one. Check all my other topics bro. You don't even know lmao
was this the intelligent contribution?
but seriously 13kavak if this is true i want to apologize if i offended you or hurt your feelings in anyway.
Just about everybody on here has been called out for saying something wrong, dumb, unfunny, lame, etc. Even i myself have had it happen to me plenty of times.
You should never let it get to you to the point that you feel like you have to create another thread to explain yourself because 99% of the time that just makes it worse.
Again im sorry and if i ever post a gif in one of your threads remember...its all out of fun and love...unless you're DNYCE
Tongue-Out-Like-23 and i'm jus so offended...i feel like laughing at yalls comments is guaranteeing that im going to hell
I don't know what's funnier, our jokes or the fact that MikeyV didn't even respond! HAHAHA!
I really do not wish for trouble with people and I do not go out of my way to insult other posters, yes nomoney found one ancient example congratulations for that. I just seem like a magnet to bring out the worst in people. I dont mind gifs wish I knew how to make them, I like everyone else do not like being the brunt of jokes. is it so incredibly complex do not insult me and I wont insult you? I say something stupid occasionaly- am I the only one? look past things it makes you a better person. I appreciate your post thank you mcdunkin.
Maaaaan that picture creeps the sh*t outta me!! Hahah
i think its just an excuse to get people to feel sorry for him.
Yeah, I didn't even wanna look at it while I posted it hahahah
I know that man, and I am very much trying to understand you, at the same time hoping you understand us. I get that you are not trying to alienate people, but thus far in many facets you have.
The reason someone called you a "Troll" earlier was due to you posting something on the board that was not really a basketball topic. Than, you made an explanation to that topic, and finally, this post directed to me. I appreciate you writing me, and I was not trying to put you down, I am trying to help.
Believe me, I relate movies to life all of the time, I have never seen "Illusions", but I looked it up after you posted it last night. Looks like an interesting movie, I even suggest you watch Ikiru, which seems to be a movie in the same vein and one of my favorites. Still, the "bowie knife" line was not exactly a topic we were really going to respond to, unless you also had some more commentary on why you were posting it in the first place, hopefully related to basketball.
Still man, while we are not a board that takes every initial thread (or start of a new post) on the main board super seriously, it is nice to have a little more substance to it. I am glad you liked the poetry, it is Talib Kweli from a song with KRS-One called "The Perfect Beat" (it is not perfect, but it has some great lines).
On the other hand, the "what-if" factor is one I think is found WAY too often on here. That being said, people actually respond to it very positively. They love the hypothetical and "what-if" scenario, and if you did have posts with some more substance, they would be responded to really well.
Also, try spacing out your paragraphs. This might be the pot calling the kettle black, but I was told this often enough I started doing it. On the main board, unless you are always messing with the font, it is usually in small print and it is difficult to read long posts without some spacing in between.
But, I do not feel I ever argued that you were an idiot, and if you do feel that way, I apologize. I think if you did indeed read what I wrote, it is that you are NOT an idiot, and I meant it. But, you have at times been difficult to understand, and I was trying to show you a different outlet for you to display your basketball analysis. You are entitled to respect and agree with anyone you want, but I was always adamantly against your notion that positive points meant negative contributions due to popularity. I also believe that negative points do not necessarily mean you have always had negative contributions, I think points are fairly meaningless but a decent way to know how some respond to you. Not everyone uses them wisely, and some may just look at your total and click one way or the other, but I see a good reason for having them.
I think you probably have gotten many of your negative points due to being misunderstood, and have gotten even more recently for what was conceived as you putting others down. You did highlight a good point, that points do not mean everything and their are some solid posters with negatives, but you putting those with positive points down was not really something needed.
I am glad you told me everything you have, about the Aspergers and about your intent. I am very much trying to understand you, and I hope you try to understand where I have been coming from as well. When referring to people on this board as not having an intellect or not understanding something, it really hits me and others the wrong way. I know for a fact many posters on here are very intelligent and are coming from a good place.
As literally as you tend to take things though, some of us do that as well. It is sometimes hard to sense sarcasm over the internet. But, know when I have been talking to you, it has not been to put you down, but to help you rise up. I want you to do better, and I think everyone else does too. We are constantly improving man, and if I get constructive criticism, I try to use it. One thing you should remember is that you should give people the same respect you yourself would hope for.
Thank you for helping us try to understand you that much better. You definitely can feel free to do that, but I hope you focus much more on basketball than you have been. Yes, people here have a variety of interests, but I for one like main board topics to be more basketball related than a few of yours have been. Also, when a message of yours is responded too on a certain topic, respond to it on that topic. No one needs to see their name or post called out in a separate thread. I am glad you responded to me, but it all could have been kept on your initial "Life is like Sam Bowie" thread. Not saying you can not make new topics when you come up with new ideas, but just giving some advice that I hope you find helpful. All the best man, and again, thank you for the reply.
And I expected an essay from MikeyV ^
I am not disabled I am different. to most people with aspergers your the ones that are disabled because your not aspies- some of the greatest minds this world has ever known have been aspies. take temple grandin for instance she designed over 50 percent of the slaughterhouses in america and has a doctorate. yes I can and do have many more examples.
MikeyV is responding, he is probably at about page 13 of his response right now.
I have no ill feelings towards 13Kavak, just stop bashing on people. It just makes you look like more of a douche. This is the internet, people are going to disagree and poke fun without fear of any real conflict because they can hide behind their computers. Just stop adding fuel to the fire and accusing all Americans of being simple minded and dumb.That is stereotyping and shows ignorance on your part.
Guys, honestly, I think both of you have a lot to offer as well, but you really did not need to respond the way you did. Both of you have come up with some pretty garbage topics and posts in your time as well. I for one believe their is good in everyone, and I have to say that I believe kavak until he shows me a reason otherwise. But, you did not have to do this guys. Also, TOL, I remember you calling someone out for e-mailing you, and I know this is a public site, but he used my username. I for one think this is legit, you guys can think otherwise, but I do not know why you would want to.
I vote MikeyV for class pesident
i was about to say, that dude has defenitely written a novel by now on this site. You need to find a publisher ASAP
few are better than kurosawa or in his company dersu uzala was my favorite of his
I have been clinicaly diagnosed by a psychologist, I know being an ashwole should be a diagnosed medicalt condition but until it is some people are just going to have to wait. I dont need your sympathy nor desire it in any fashion but I would have liked to have known about something that has affected my entire life. heres a gif of a finger guess which one.
I don't know what the deal with aspergers is but i work with a dude who has it and he's a faukin weirdo and my mom is a grade school counsler and deals with a kid who has it and throws punches at her almost on the daily. so i assume that has something to do with tha bashing and defensiveness. and you aint on no temple gradin ish homie, she's a straight visionary
Glad you feel positively about his work. One of these days we should start a movie thread on the off topic board with suggestions. Do you like Errol Morris as well? My favorite documentarian.
Have you heard of the new movie "Off the Rez"? It is on Shoni Schimmel, Native American woman from Oregon who is a killer baller. She just finished her freshman year at Louisville. Also, check scout.com for their latest 2012 rankings, they are pretty interesting.
Thank you guys (if you are being serious), I really like writing and I bet I have written a novels worth on here. If you think my posts are 1000 words, some are easily twice that many. Just really love basketball, love writing about it and try to get as much detail and evidence into my posts to make them as credible as possible.
Temple Grandin is damn brilliant too, we are not all on her level, I know I am not even close. But, we can all try to understand everyone jus_so_offended, and possibly not be so offended by them. You could even become "Not so offended" or "Less so offended". Deal?
and i'm not disabled no matter how your world view is, you can ask the dude's i drained 3 straight 3's on earlier today
13kavak just ignore it man. You dont have to explain yourself or any condition you might have.
I know you guys aren't talking about movies without me.
I wrote the book on movies.
i'm not offended by this dude, i just don't even understand his point anymore. does he want us to respect his disease and that is a real person? does he want us to know about his crush for u mikey? i can understand he is dealing with a big issue but i dont give an ish, if a person with aspergers is swingin' on my mom i can't respect that. This kid seems more articulate than the likes of Temple Grandin and not on a violent leve but he's gotta give it up this blog fight. He almost seems as pissed about bloggers as Wolf Haley
damn who gave corkey the keyboard?
What is your zip code and street address?
We could have a nice little Wake Forest-NCST rivalry starting here...
Dude, I think you are kind of off on this one. Why not just learn more about Asperger's syndrome rather than basing it on two cases, one of which does indeed sound awful. 13kavak is not swinging on your mom, and if you read his post, I do not at all think he has a crush on me, he was just trying to help people understand where he was coming from. What is wrong with that?
OFWGKTA is all good and everything, I have no idea who Wolf Haley is, or am I going to say you have a man crush on Tyler the Creator (oh, did I just say that? kidding though man), and I know 13kavak said some things that definitely provoked and prodded a lot of us, but I think he is trying to let us know where he was coming from. I think he does want to be a good contributor to this site, and just flat out talk basketball with us.
So, I do not find what you or TOL were doing to be overly helpful, and I expect more from you guys. You are both smart posters as well, and have had your beefs and call outs that I feel you have handled the wrong way, which is by making a separate thread so as to bring attention to yourselves.
I have no idea if 13kavak is as articulate as Temple Grandin, but Temple wrote books and articles, plus she is a great public speaker. But, I for one think this was a message to one person that did not have to be on the public board, but maybe he felt I would not see it otherwise. Who knows, but I do not think you guys really helped the situation, and it just provided proof of how stupid points can be some of the time. All the best to you guys too, but I urge you to do your research and maybe understand something in which you both seem to have little understanding about.
Oh, and by the way, this is not Asperger's but remember Jason McElwain, the kid from a few years ago with autism? Well, he hit 7 three pointers in a row. You can have a "disability" and drain buckets man, lol.
aspergers is a form of autism, it does not give people the right to act violently towards people and that person may have other issues to deal with, personally I try to stay away from people as much as I can. people with aspergers are more likely to be the victims of crimes than the cause of them.shipargos if youve been paying attention mostly I am being attacked and insulted and I have the audactiy to defend myself. im jus so unless you think you have the talent to go to the next level if I were you I would be much more worried about mental defects. also Im jus so offended I never asked for anything nor wanted anything besides the fact to understand I may think a little differently , you can ask for diversity only when its convienet or you personally gain something from it that doesnt work and shouldnt. and lastly lofty the person you posted a pic of is significantly more accomplished than you will ever be he is a very successful actor.
Discussions like this make me sad.
" if youve been paying attention mostly I am being attacked and insulted"
13kavak.. Stop playing the victim.. If it wasn't for the things you said to other posters, you wouldn't be attacked. Nobody feels sorry for you. Quit acting like nobody likes you for no reason whatsoever. It's getting pathetic.
My two cents is probably not welcome, but for what its worth...imjussooffended and tongueout seems like you two like to come on here and pick on whoever is currently being criticized. Tongueout you used to get called out for doing this alot, having troll like posts and very unnecessary comments, then you started posting solid material. What happened to that, you just decided to stop talking about basketball? Give us some more of those great threads, and fun games we were used to seeing from you.
With all that said you both posted some funny stuff ha.
Kavak if you are so smart what you need to do is start learning positive ways of controlling your emotions... Look at it this way, your a person, and negative comments are a train. Your never going to slow down the train so standing in front of it isn't that smart, what you can do is avoid, step out of the way, and make sure you don't get hit.
lol why do you think i put it on here. people know who he is. im just joking with you. when you started BASHING americans i took it personal so i fired back! WATCH WHAT YOU SAY! i dont know you or anyone on this site but some of the things you said made it sound like you were pissed off at EVERYONE!
mikeyv would not see my response otherwise and I dont know how to get peoples email addresses here.
I think he is trying to let us know where he was coming from. I think he does want to be a good contributor to this site, and just flat out talk basketball with us.
you are right and thank you for recognizing that
thanks also mikey for the movie suggestions
as far as having a man crush thats kind of funny because the irony is just a few days ago me and mikey were having words as well. I would just like to be a positive contributor to this site and for everyone to get off their hatorade theyve been on about me.
i actually took the time to read one of your novels mikey and i respect everything you said. I'm not tryin to hate on the kid is just HAMMERING this point down our throats. And Wolf Haley is Tyler's alter ego, he has a lot of them. And ish i'll admit it, i love me some Odd Future, but if anything I got a man crush on Earl Sweatshirt.....that kid is soooooo dope. he spits retarded flow like he's got aspergers.........i'm so sorry, that was awful. KAVAK, ON SOME REAL ISH, MY DUDE, LIVE LONG AND PROSPER YOUNG BROTHA!!!!!!