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What's New? / Giveaway for a brand new Invicta watch is active for Gold Members and higher!
« Last post by Ziggy on October 10/13/22, 2022, 04:41:39 PM »
Alright, kids, it's happening. The first giveaway for this site is up and running as of now for anyone who has subscribed with a Gold membership subscription or higher. As promised MONTHS ago, those who decide they would like to support all I do get a chance to be rewarded. While the actual drawing may not happen for a few weeks, you do NOT need to be a premium member when the winner is drawn. You simply need to be a premium member at Gold level or higher in order to enter. So you are welcome to pick up a 1 month subscription, enter, and not renew.
There will be at least 10 watches to choose from. 5 men's and 5 women's at the minimum, and these watches range from $50 to about $180. But I'm not gonna tell you what they are worth before you choose one. Reasoning? I'm REALLY hoping that those who enter this giveaway are actually wanting to win a real nice watch and not just gonna sell it off as soon as they get it so they can pocket some quick money. While it's certainly not required to keep it or give it away as a gift to a friend or family member, I am asking (NOT DEMANDING) that if you don't intend to keep the watch or give it to someone as a gift, I would appreciate it if you just didn't enter and let those who would really like to have a nice watch have a chance at winning it. There will be other giveaways coming, some of which include gift cards. So if you are looking to get some dough, those are the giveaways that I would rather you enter if you are just wanting to get some moolah. I mean, I don't have a LOT of these nice watches that I'm gonna give away, so it would be cool if you let those who really want one win if you have no intention of doing something with it than sell it. But again, whoever wins... its theirs to do what they want. I'm not gonna disqualify you from this or any future giveaways if you sell the prize from this one, and I'm not gonna be mad at you, upset with you, or quit talking to you or anything like that. I am just simply respectfully asking that if you are just after some money, wait a bit for a gift card giveaway to happen and let someone who would really appreciate one of these nice watches win it.
Anyhow, the details for this giveaway are listed under the "Giveaways" board, which is only available to people who have subscribed to the Gold tier premium membership or higher. You can also find more information on what perks, privileges, and rewards you get for each tier. Subscribing to a premium membership helps me offset the costs of making music, distributing my original music, helps cover the costs of giveaways, and allows me to take my wife out to dinner once in a while. Don't get me wrong... I'm not hurting financially anymore. Now that I have a new computer, I am back to building websites and mobile apps as well as audio and video editing, so I have plenty of money in the bank. I just sort of like to see my addiction of creating and distributing my music being supported not only to offset the costs of doing so, but it shows me that people actually like what I do and want to support it. Just like you would if you bought a CD (who the fuck still uses CDs?). You get the point, right?
Anyway, I'm rambling again. But you might as well get used to it. I do that a lot. Especially when I'm tired, which I am at the moment. Running on fumes now. But that's the deal in a nutshell. Giveaway for a brand new Invicta watch of your choice of a few that I'll pick, valued at up to $200 for anyone who subscribes or is already subscribed to a Gold tier premium membership or higher. Details of how to enter are in a post I made under the Gold Members' section, but is only visible to Gold members and higher. Gotta have some perks of being a Ziggy supporter, right? Right.
One last thing. My site seems to only automatically upgrade your account to whichever tier and duration of premium membership you choose about half the time. So if you decide to subscribe, pay for it, and then come back to the site only to find out that you are still just a basic member, head on over to my facebook page and send me a message. I will jump onto paypal, verify the purchase, and manually upgrade your account to the appropriate tier and duration. I am hoping to get this fixed in the near future, but until I do, we might have to handle some of these transactions manually. More details on this can be found on the very top post on the forum.
So if you want a chance to win a super nice watch, grab yourself at least a Gold tier premium membership for a month and get entered! If you have any questions, you can reply to this thread unless you're a basic member, who don't have the privilege of posting on the forum (details of the reasoning behind that are also on the very to post on the site) can send me a message via facebook messenger. The link to my facebook page can be found on this forum at the bottom of the General Category section.
Ok, I think that's all. At least for now. As stated, details on how to enter are available to Gold tier subscribers and higher. Good luck!
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS FORUM! / Website guidelines and information
« Last post by Ziggy on October 10/13/22, 2022, 02:02:39 PM »
Ok, ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to give you a fair warning. This website WILL contain things that some people might find offensive. A lot of what you will see on this website, should you decide to proceed in using it, is adult oriented. This doesn't mean things like porn. You aren't going to find any naked girls or men here. Unless a user posts a picture like that. But if you happen to stumble on one of those, I beg you to report it to me so I can remove it from the website and ban the user who posted it.
What you will find, however, is adult language, dirty jokes and stories, profanity, and the like. But there will not be any belligerent racism, sexist crap, or hate speech. Sure, there will be the "an irishman, a german, and a french guy walk into a bar" types of jokes, but nothing that blatantly attacks an ethnicity or race. Know what I mean?
  You will also notice that there are several levels of subscription options. Every level opens up a few more things on the site. More threads, more topics, more features, and, well, just more. These subscriptions help me offset the costs of making music. Whether or not it pays for itself, I will never stop doing it. I love making music, and I love it even more when people enjoy it.
And finally, today is the first time I have been back on the site and the first time it has been public in several months. There are a couple of reasons for this. The main reason was the fact that my old computer took a power surge, which cost my computer it's life. Without a computer, it's pretty hard to keep up with a forum based website, especially for me. I've never been real good at typing things out on a phone. So keeping people up to date on what is happening in my life, doing my daily blog, and all that other stuff would have just been a nightmare for me. There was also a massive bug in the site, which caused it to crash quite often, completely taking the site down for several minutes at a time. I have put some serious time into fixing this bug and finding a workaround, and I have made some amazing progress on it. But It's still not perfect. Most of the issue is being caused by the latest PHP update to 8.0. This really messed with a lot of the code that I and many other people have written. PHP updates have never affected our code anywhere near this bad. But this latest update REALLY messed things up. So although I believe the site will not crash and go offline anymore (not 100% sure of that, however), it may freeze up on you at random. So if you click a link and nothing happens, don't click on it over and over. Just give it 10-15 seconds or so, and it will respond properly. I assume this is being caused by this bug that was crashing the site, but I can't be positive. Unfortunately, if I can't get this bug resolved, I may have to remove the section of the website that it operates, which is, regrettably, my music playlist on the site.
But if I do have to remove the media player, I will find another way to get the top tier site subscribers the music that I promised them. Now that I am back up and running, I will begin working on daily blogs, posting jokes, funny stories, and all sorts of other things. My daily blog section (available to premium users) may not actually happen EVERY day, but I will post as often as I can, which will be several times a week at least, and probably a few times in a single day if something real cool happens in my life.
OK, I know that was a long post, but since I have been away from the site for so long, I wanted to get everyone caught back up. I also wanted to put up a warning to those who are new to the site and let them know that this is certainly not a family friendly site, nor is it safe for work as they say.
So yea, for those of you who are brand new to the site, there's your one and only warning. You will likely find some stuff that some people might find offensive. If you respond to any of my post claiming that you are offended, I'm gonna strip your privileges and ban you from the site. By continuing to the rest of the forum, you are accepting these terms. If you find something that offends you, you are not to reply to that thread or post with crap like "I can't believe you would say such a thing" or whatever people use these days. The same goes for messaging. If I get a direct message from someone with that same type of comment, you're gone. I don't post things that blatantly attack people's race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or things like that. I do, however, have strong political views and will likely post some of my opinions. If you disagree with my opinions, just move right past them. We will not start an argument. I am a republican, so if you are a democrat, liberal, or whatever else might conflict with republican views and you aren't capable of just scrolling right on by what I post, perhaps this isn't the place for you. I will, however, group these opinions and some of what are absolute facts into a specific category all in one place. So if you don't wanna read what I have to say about politics but you would like to read my blog, listen to my music, read some funny and/ or entertaining things, feel free to stick around and just avoid that one category, which will be clearly marked. Fair enough? Besides, if you are a democrat, I have nothing against you. Just because we have different beliefs doesn't mean we can't respect each other. Agree to disagree and move on. But I will absolutely not get into an argument with someone over politics, religion, or any other topic. Know why? Because I'm not gonna change what I believe, and I bet I'm not gonna be able to change yours. Right? If you wanna talk about politics that are different than the ones I like, feel free to make your own website and post them there. This is MY website, and I will share what I like. But like I said, if you don't wanna read my opinions on politics but would like to read some other stuff, that's easy to do. Just avoid that one area of the site. Cool? Cool.
Alright then. I think that's all for now. Like I said above, there is a LOT of content coming to this site that some people might find offensive. Actually, I know some people WILL find it offensive. But to be fair, there are always people who get offended by literally anything. Some people just wanna try to get under people's skin. Karens, they're called for some reason or another. There might be a name for the male population as well, but I don't know what it is. So yea, there's your one and only warning. If you get offended easily, this probably isn't the site for you. If you absolutely hate me simply because I am a republican, this isn't the site for you either. But I won't hate you just because you are a democrat or liberal or whatever. You have the right to support whatever you like whether I agree with it or not. But for those of you who have thick skin, can laugh at stuff even if the jokes, blogs, or stories touch a subject that some people might find offensive, stick around and let's have a good time. Keep in mind people, that what I post here are JOKES. None of them are meant to be blatantly disrespectful, tho I'm sure there are people who take them as such.
So there you have it. There's your introduction to the site, posted on October 13, 2022. ANYONE who violates the stipulations set above after this date will be banned from the site and all of your posts removed. Ignorance is not an excuse for not following these guidelines. If you failed to read this post and don't follow the guidelines within, that's on you. I know it was a long post, but I'd be willing to bet it takes you less time to read it than it did me to type it all out. Any questions? Feel free to ask... RESPECTFULLY.
Thank you, and have a nice day.
What Ziggy Thinks / Is anything really real?
« Last post by Ziggy on March 03/21/22, 2022, 06:05:28 AM »
Is any of this real? Look at this. I mean really look at it.
A world built on fantasies. Synthetic emotion in the form of pills. psychological warfare in the form of advertising. Mind altering chemicals in the form of food. Brainwashing seminars in the form of media. Controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks.
Real? You wanna talk about reality? We haven't lived in anything close to it since the turn of the century. We turned it off, took out the batteries, and snacked on a bag of GMOs while we tossed the remnants in the ever-expanding dumpster of the human conditions. We live in branded houses trademarked by corporations built on bipolar numbers. Jumping up and down on digital displays hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen.
You have to dig pretty deep, kiddo, before you can find anything real. We live in a kingdom of bullshit. A kingdom we've lived in for far too long. So don't tell me about not being real. I'm no less real than the fucking beef patty on your Big Mac.
~ Ziggy
What Ziggy Thinks / Keyboard Cowboys
« Last post by Ziggy on March 03/21/22, 2022, 05:37:53 AM »
Who else hates it when someone sits there on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, or any other online social media platform and talks shit to everyone. You know those people. The ones who say something like, "Dude, I'll beat the snot out of you. I'm gonna come to your house and tear you apart!"
As though those people would ever just drive half way across the country, or even fly half way around the world, track you down, come to your house, and knock on your door. Remember how we used to do it back in the 90s and earlier? If you had a problem with someone and wanted to talk shit, you either did it to their face and hope you can hold your ground, or talked behind their back to everyone and when one of those people relayed what you said to your "enemy", you got your ass handed to you in the locker room later that afternoon. And if you weren't all that good at brawling, you kept your fucking mouth shut. Unless you were retarded. Then you said something stupid to your "enemy" only to find out that you aren't quite as tough as you thought you were.
Nowadays, however, it's just too easy for someone to sit there behind their monitor and bang out threats, most of which just prove that they are some dumbass kid who couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. And there's a reason why they can't go toe to toe with someone. That reason is that they have never said anything resembling a threat to someone's face. All they have done their whole life is sit on their $200 keyboard that mommy bought for them because they're too fucking lazy to get out there and earn some money on their own.
It's super easy for someone to sit there and toss out those tough guy statements when they know damn good and well that nobody is gonna just take a 600 mile trip and confront them. Even if they give out their real name and address (which of course they won't simply because they are terrified that someone will actually show up and stick their boot so far up their ass that they can use the heel for a mouthguard), nobody is gonna actually show up. And even if they did, they would show up at someone else's house. You know.... because that little punk gave out an address to another fellow that he made the mistake of saying something retarded to and figured that if he gave out that guy's address, he might be able to kill 2 birds with one stone, which just proves how paranoid that little bastard is.
I miss the good old days when if you had a problem with someone, you either handled it or went home with your tail tucked between your legs. You couldn't hide behind that monitor and say whatever you wanted in the protection of your mama's basement.
I despise keyboard cowboys. If you wanna threaten someone, you better be prepared to back it up. There could be a time when you piss off some truck driver who just happens to have a load that hits your town. And when that load hits your town, that driver is gonna catch a cab to your house and hit you square on your fucking nose, breaking it in 8 places.
Yea, you little punk.... you're real tough and super cool making those bullshit threats that you know damn good and well that you will never have to back up. But just wait. You keep making those threats online and get that mindset, you just might slip up and say one of those threats to someone who you bump into at Walmart and have your ass handed to you on a silver platter.
You know, when I was in my teens, I got into a handful of scraps myself. Luckily, most of the time, I could hold my own, even against a couple at the same time. You see, I wasn't a big fellow until I got into driving a long haul truck, sitting a seat for 14+ hours a day, doing my 4 log books for a couple hours, trying to figure out how I could make my lines look legitimate enough to please the scales, and sleeping the rest of the time. During that time, I gained enough weight that it would create a high school linebacker. Yup.... I jumped to well over 200 pounds. Now, that didn't last long. I wasn't happy at that weight, so I started doing exercises, eating better, keeping snacks out of reach so I wasn't stuffing my face all day out of boredom, and drinking less soda. I dropped back down to 185. Then I all but gave up soda, which I used to drink as thought my life depended on it, and dropped down to around 155. A couple years ago, I started doing a 20 minute workout 3 times a week, and now I'm back to a weight that I am happy with.... 128. And as long as I stay below 135, I'll be happy.
Ok, there's a reason why I went on about my size. When I was about 7, I was absolutely TINY! I was the smallest person in my class, even dwarfing each and every girl in my grade. My family lived about 15 miles from a town that offered swimming lessons, which I took 3 times a week. My stepfather, knowing that I would always be small (with the exception of that short time when I got stupid with my eating and exercising habits), decided to put me into a karate class following my swimming lessons, which I took very seriously, and continued to train for the rest of my life. I still train myself in my spare time, but am no longer training under a sensei. In 1997, I earned by black belt, and in 2006, my second degree belt. I cannot advance any further without registering my hands as lethal weapons, which would put me at a MUCH higher standard should I get into a fight, even if it can be proven as self defense.
Anyhow, even with more than 35 years of training, I am still capable of getting my hide tanned. There will always be someone out there who is just a little more badass than you, or maybe they get that lucky punch in, you get blindsided, have too many opponents at once, or come up against someone who decides to use a pool cue as a weapon.
In closing, Chuck Norris is a little bitch. If he was such a badass, he would bust into my house right now and smash my fucking face on my keyboakjudjfj kl iouweioru jflakjdsjflkja
Announcements / Re: Free Premium Memberships for the first few sign-ups!
« Last post by Ziggy on February 02/02/22, 2022, 05:09:25 PM »
The February 1st, 2022 deadline for free Premium Membership upgrades has come and gone. Anyone wishing to unlock the extra features of the site, such as the music, discord server, hidden threads, and more, will have to purchase one of the 5 Premium Membership Tiers.

Congratulations to all those who were able to get their accounts made before the deadline!
General Discussion / Ziggy’s words of wisdom for today.
« Last post by Ziggy on January 01/16/22, 2022, 02:22:59 AM »
Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.
Just remember that because you accomplish something, that doesn’t mean you get to give up. Accomplish something else. Accomplish the same thing, but do it better.
Failure isn’t being knocked down. Failure is not getting back up. And sometimes we need help getting back up. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you can’t do it alone, get someone to help you do it. Many hands make light work, whether it be physical, mental, or emotional work.
Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Even if you don’t need it, ask for it anyway. Maybe the person helping you NEEDS to help someone else.
Thomas Edison said “I haven’t failed. I found a thousand ways that something doesn’t work.” And then he found out the one way to make a light bulb work.
So that said, if you need my help, just ask for it. Just like I do when I need help, which happens to be the case at this exact moment. I will update what is happening here in the next day or two. Look for that post coming within the next 48 hours if you wanna stay up to date on what is happening.
Have a great weekend!
General Discussion / Sorry for the lack of action!
« Last post by Ziggy on January 01/13/22, 2022, 08:56:08 PM »
I know I haven't been on much these past few weeks. As many of you know, this is a very rough time for my wife and I right now. With waiting for my disability to kick in, we are a bit strapped for funds. We are not starving or anything, but we just don't have any extra green laying around gathering dust these days. It was also a year ago this month that our aunt and uncle passed away, who we cared for over the past decade, which cost us our home and job. Therefore, we are struggling to keep our heads above water until my disability comes through, which should be in a couple of months. But until then, things are going to be a bit slow around here.
We can still be caught on twitch at times, where we are focusing mostly on our beadwork, which is now starting to sell here in town, so that's been helping some. If you would like to come hang out with my wife and I during our streams, you are more than welcome to by visiting [u][/u].
My music production has come to a temporary halt due to this financial state we are in at the moment. Luckily, I was able to get my last album launched to all major streaming platforms before our savings were drained, so you can check that out if you like. Just look for "Ziggy Wood" on whatever music streaming service you use and look for my logo. If you like what you hear, share it with your friends and family!
As far as mashups go, those will start re-appearing once I get back on my feet. Maybe next month. I have a couple that I am almost done with, but those won't go on the website until they have been up on TikTok for a few days so people can blind react to them.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. I am an open book!
Quick update on my status:
I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon with a state physician to have a physical, which could be the final step for getting disability approved. Of course, I said the final step was 8 steps ago, also, so we will see.
In the meantime, should anyone feel the want or need to help my lovely wife and I out, there is a GoFundMe campaign up and running, which you can find by clicking the Fundraiser Link at the top of this website. Sharing that campaign has the potential of helping a great deal as well. There is also a PayPal link at the top of the website to which you can toss in a nickel or two as well, which is likely a better option of helping us out than GFM, seeings how GFM takes a share of any funds deposited through their platform.
Anyway, that's the news as it stands. I will try to get on here more often and keep things updated. I am still fighting a cold, which just happens to be winning today, but with some luck, it will start to fade before long.
Oh, and real quick: some good news!
A small store here in town has decided to sell some of my beadwork on commission. We just started putting things down there a few weeks ago, and have sold a little bit of it. So that helps! Plus, it allows me to keep making beadwork and coming up with new ideas for jewelry. I was, at one point, sitting on more than 150 bracelets and over 100 pairs of earrings. As much as I love to do beadwork, what the hell am I going to do with all of that stuff??? So, that's a good thing that we found a place to get rid of some of it.
My wife and I also have the old website back up and running where you can see and purchase some beadwork and other jewelry that we have made. If you would like to take a look at what we do in our spare time, head on over to [i][/i] and see what we make! I have no custom orders to do at the moment, so if you would like something made, now is the time to get in touch with me. Valentines day and graduation are coming, you know!
And I think that is all I have for you people today. Or at least for the moment. Seeings how I haven't slept in a couple days, I should try to remedy that. Especially with a cold happening. On the plus side, the weather is still nice! Believe it or not, we are still hitting mid 70s during the day. Warm enough to have to run air conditioners. And then we have to kick on the furnace once the sun goes down. We've been dropping well below freezing at night for the past couple of weeks.
So, all that said, if anyone has any questions, feel free to fire them at me. Those of you who know me know that I am a pretty open fellow.
Take care
Announcements / Re: Free Premium Memberships for the first few sign-ups!
« Last post by Ziggy on January 01/13/22, 2022, 08:30:52 PM »
Second 3-year Platinum Membership has been claimed by USAF911. 7 to go!
Announcements / Re: Free Premium Memberships for the first few sign-ups!
« Last post by Ziggy on December 12/11/21, 2021, 01:08:10 PM »
Second 3-year Platinum Membership has been claimed by cerberus8321. 8 to go!
Announcements / Re: Free Premium Memberships for the first few sign-ups!
« Last post by Ziggy on December 12/11/21, 2021, 01:06:24 PM »
First 3-year Platinum Membership has been claimed by MoonWitch. 9 to go!
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