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Current "It ain't watcha write, but the way atcha write it." -- Jack Kirouac
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When I was 23, I looked 17; when I was 30, I looked 23 and when I was 50, I looked 42. It is not a bad thing.
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When I tell someone where I live, and they respond with, "OMG! That's so far!" Easy mate -- I'm not inviting you over, so don't worry about your imaginary journey.
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Diet Rule #1: If nobody sees you eating it, it doesn't contain any calories.
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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” - Albus Dumbledore (JK Rowling)


I am a veteran of the United States Army and the US Army National Guard. I spent three years on Active Duty serving in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Ft. Carson, CO and 3rd Armor Division at Kirch Göns, West Germany. I spent 18 years in the Army National Guard with the 26th Infantry Division "Yankee" and 29th Infantry Division (Light), "The Blue and the Gray". I was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 29th ID (L) in 2001 - 2002. I have also been reading military history articles and books for over 44 years. I do prefer Military Role Plays over all other genres, primarily because I have a vast knowledge on the subject to include personal experiences.

I have been writing for pleasure for at least 30 years, but only got into forum based Role Playing about eleven years ago. I do enjoy Nation Role Plays and get into minute detail when designing my military. The only reason I enjoy excruciating detail in my militaries is because for me, it is fun. My education and experience on this subject affords me the insight to see the depth in the structure. It is not just a general and large pile of soldiers. If someone wants assistance in designing an army, navy or air force, please send me a PM. I will help. Please specify what level (echelon) or depth you would like me to go. When I say echelon, I mean Army, Corps, Division, Brigade/Regiment, Battalion/Squadron, Company/Troop/Battery, Platoon and Squad/Section.

When I was a student in High School, I used to play Dungeons & Dragons (Edition 1). Later editions came out years after I quit that game. I do have an interest in Tolkien-esque fantasy styled Role Plays as well. Time travel has always been a fun genre for me, but to do it well, one must have a firm grasp of historical facts. I love doing this form of role play, especially since I have a solid foundation on the past.

There are only a few fan fictions I will participate in; Star Wars and Star Trek are two of them. I want to do an exclusively Klingon RP one of these days. I also avoid Canon characters.

I have real world martial arts experience. I would love to write an RP about hand to hand combat; no fantasy magic chit, just hands elbows, knees and feet. Maybe the occasional head butt thrown in to mix things up. I have been training in Krav Maga for five and a half years. I earned a first degree black belt in Krav Maga on 3 June 2017.

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form that employs practical self defense techniques drawing forms & techniques from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu and Taekwando. It is very brutal, demanding and aggressive. In the past five years, I have bruised two ribs, sustained several muscle pulls and various lacerations and bruises over my body. I have received a sprained ankle and a fractured wrist. Before the first black belt test, I received a bone bruise to my right shin; where my round house kicks impact. Yet, I am stupid enough to continue training. Regardless of the physical pain, it is more fun than any other physical activity I have engaged in. Fortunately, the bone bruise healed up prior to the third and final test.

Send me a PM for a Role Play.

--Gunther (AKA: Old School)

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Oh I'm not too worried. When I was 26 someone genuinely asked if I was around 13 or something. I get told I look a decade younger about half the time, and it's a compliment I'll take!

Don't let Glyph get you down. It is never too late. I got married later in life (39) and was 40 when my oldest daughter was born. She is a teen now and everything is fine. Similar to your experience, people guess my age about a decade less than my true age. Fortunately, I act younger too. ;) I find that more and more people get married and have a family later in life. It is not "scary" like some would suggest to have an older parent.
I have climbed a 150' - 200' wall with climbing gear. I rappelled that same distance. One time I traveled through the air about 100' below a helicopter while in flight. The damn thing dunked me and three friends into the Chattahoochee River in the process. I've also flown on 16 helicopters, on the inside of the aircraft this time. Most of the time the doors were open and my head was forced toward the outside of the aircraft. Only once were the doors closed; winter time.
My 11-year old daughter, recently passed her black belt test. She completed the test under the effects of pneumonia. My wife took her to the doctor’s office after school today because she wasn’t feeling well. We knew she was feeling run down, but she didn’t complain about it. That is not in her nature. She has been focused on doing what she needed to do to pass her black belt test. She persevered, ignoring her breathing difficulties to complete the test. I also noted she was one of the first students to complete her 100 push-ups Saturday morning. Obviously, she is more machine than human.
IMHO, "duck face" just looks dumb.
It is tragic when a young person dies. I recall the year I came off active duty in the US Army. I was 21 years old. In Massachusetts you had to be 21 to drink alcohol, but in Vermont, they allowed 18+. So, most of the young people drove to Brattleboro, VT to do their partying. A young man who must have been 19 or 20 was driving home with a friend on Interstate 91 after a night of drinking and I suspect he was snorting cocaine. That was something he did. Based on the tire marks on the road, it was estimated his car was traveling in excess of 110 MPH when it flipped over and crashed on the side of the highway. There were over 500 in attendance at his funeral; standing room only.
I post trips/vacations and the photographs after I return home. I rarely/never post during.
Public announcements should be reserved for victories; celebrating the good things in our lives. Negativity should be minimized as much as possible and kept to exclusively private ears/eyes. This should be the norm for everyone.

If I saw a couple displaying their love exclusively on public social media, I would just keep on scrolling and move on my life. Their love has absolutely no impact on with my life and I would never think to denigrate a person's love for another. There should be more love in this world. Condone/support/champion love and positive actions. Minimize negativity wherever possible.
Christmas was a lonely time for me for several years. But for the past 14 it has been a fun time. Why? Because I have children. Experiencing Christmas with children is almost as fun as experiencing it as a child. But if you are alone, it sucks to high heaven.
In the midst of chaos, a peace-filled respite...

Roger that. I made the point about the depth of the soil because infantry likes to dig in. If the soil is only deep enough for vegetation to grow, it won't be deep enough for armpit deep fighting positions or Hull defilade positions for a main battle tank or infantry fighting vehicle.
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