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War!! >:(

Okay, so I have this video on YouTube titled The K'nexecutioner (twin gatling K'nex gun) [the link]It's the video that features my huge first model, and it has been up for a while and has gotten lots of views, comments, a solid 4.5 rating, etc.

But this one comment keeps coming up constantly. Yeah. The people who, upon seeing my video, cannot help themselves and must one-up me or prove they're better by saying I have no life. Normally, I just delete these stupid flaming kids' posts and move on. But, this time I decided to try and humiliate one of the flamers, just for the heck of it. If anyone with a YouTube account wants to jump on in, do it tastefully and maturely.

:FOR THE RECORD:
- I am 21 years old
- I have the whole *top floor* of my parents' house to myself
- I live at home because the college I go to is 20 minutes away
- I have had a sweet, lovely, awesome girlfriend who has for *two years so far* put up with my dorky K'nexisms

DrWeird1175 years ago
Yay, a K'nexer my age!!!
you are 21?
23. Shut up! I don't "K'nex" often, and when I do, it's not for very long. I feel babyish. Am I weird for that? I feel weird associating with kids, but...Oh, God. What am I? I do have a job, and of course a car. I have a girlfriend--am I still weird?
Larrymark- a notorious knexer on the knexforum, is in his 50's I think.  OPA on KI is a grandfather.
I'm an uncle.
K.
My classmate in 3rd grade had a niece who was older than her. Whoa, that was a while ago. That girl is like 24 now.
Well, that's good.
You are not weird, Dr Weird.
Good.
Wait, isn't Dr. Wierd the guy with no shirt, this guy named Gentleman (Gentleman, behold!!) and A fish tank for a helmet??
Yup.
 My friend showed me that once, I thought it was pretty screwy.
You need a little "help" to watch it.
??????? why are you telling me to shut up? what did i say?
In case you'd make fun of me.
im not making fun of you, there is no reason. i understand that you play knex and it is a hobby, nothing to be ashamed of.
Yay! I'm not a creep!
haha, i dont think that you are a creep. what college do you or did you go to?
Berkeley, in NYC. The Library was pretty cool, but it was too high for my taste.
you live in New York? nice! i read college rated books like les miserables and Don Quixote. don't think im a nerd cause im not, i just like to be challenged by these type of books. i would like to go to the Ivy league. what job do you do?
I used to. Moved to Ohio. Pretty cool place. I paint, sometimes cartoons, and write a little.
interesting. im ok at drawing. i prefer to play basketball and tennis. what sports do you play?
Basketball, oh how I love basketball.
i know, basketball is awesome! Who do you want to win? i would like Cavs to win but it doesn't look like it. it would be cool to see lebraun against Kobe, don't ya think?
I hope they can pull themselves together. Yeah, LeBron is a good match for Kobe.
i know right? hmm, can't believe that i spelled LeBron wrong. just completely slipped my mind. i live in arizona, and the Suns aren't that good. they are ok, but nowhere near as good as the Cavs or Lakers. XD
LOL, it's fine.
LOL
hack124x7685 years ago
Hey, better than the comments on mine. Most are just "cut your hair, hippy". :p I'm 20, and left the knex at my parents' for my sisters to play with. I miss them. :(
The k'nex I mean. My sisters are half the reason I moved out of there. :p
 :O Tats meen >:(
DJ Radio4 years ago
If someone says "get a life and a girlfriend", try this next time:
Burn.jpg
Sweet. I gotta meet this guy.
 ahhhhhhhahahahahahahahhahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
KnexFreek4 years ago
 they do this because of the way you look. when u take a picture of yourself with your gun : get a haircut, wear nice clothes, and lastly, smile!
Lowney4 years ago
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/11edd">www.youtube.com/user/11edd</a>
Omg seriously. If you "play" with knex and you get a girlfriend, hide the knex in a locked closet or something. If you break up take them out again but if you get too old and are still playing with knex you need to throw them out. It's just creepy for a 30 year old guy to have and use knex. (ps. If someone really likes you they wont care about your knex, unless of course you make a gun that hurts people and stuff.)
knexsniper15 years ago
Don't feel bad, its just a hobby, nothing that those losers who really don't have a life on youtube. i really like your guns and they are really inovative. i got to agree with DJ radio, knex couldn't exist without people like you. i am 13, i live with my mom and dad, and my school is about 10 minutes away, but i dont mind walking. i would like to get into a college in the ivy league. that would be great. i really hate those people on youtube who can't think of anything else to say other than those hurtful comments. maybe they were abandoned by their parents XD. Keep up the great work dude, sorry i dont have a youtube account. :(
Tom Buckey5 years ago
-im 14 years old -i have 3 rooms in the house for me and my knex -i live at home with my mum an dad -my school is just around the corner from my house (2 min walk) -i have what i like to call a "ball area" in my room
. . V O
ok that didn't come out
DJ Radio5 years ago
man, knex wouldnt exist if it wasnt for 30 year old knex lovers!
whats that gun of his, which he has in is picture
BLACKROD7 years ago
Absolutely agreed. I've had the same thing happen. And I just delete em. People are very rude and should respect the intrests of others. Spamming is another problem on YouTube currently. I can't count how many, "FREE GIRL NUDE CAM VIDEOs" posts I've seen. Marked as Spam as soon as I see one. It's just so immature, and its even worse that someone wanted to hate what your doing, so they decide to create an account just for insulting you. Thats lame. I really hope everything on YouTube will stop, because it's getting pretty bad. --BLACKROD
ye i totally now what u mean its seriosly getting annoying thats why i like never go onto u tube anymore for knex guns i just go on here because its also anoyying for the people who want to read the comments
why are they looking it up then
Knex is awesome for all ages. Keep up the not feeling bad.
yeah...
Bartboy6 years ago
Knex is great in every way! Except price...
knexguy7 years ago
i agree. i dont get why people always insult "knexers". we dont go onto their instructables and call them pathetic names. at 13, i didnt really play with my knex, then one day i got bored, started making barrels and triggers, then i found instructables.
yea, i would go and call the non-K'nex instructables pathetic but i don't want to stoup to there level.
I am constantly impressed by the ingenuity of Knexers but think it's a little wasteful of time, that said if some of these Knex guns were translated to wood and metal they'd be unbelievably cool. That and you can go ahead and call each and every one of my instructables pathetic, I will personally come up with an intelligent repsonse for each one... By the way why Knex? not sleggin, just askin...
Yes, but do you have a load of uniformly sized pieces of wood and metal in your house? And, it may sound a bit silly, but I doubt my parents would be happy for me to shoot at my neighbours with sharpened metal rods.
I meant the design elements not making metal and wooden knex pieces... Knex guy you think about knex too much...
I suppose that last comment could be true... but that depends on one's perception of what too much is. I definitely think too much. It doesn't govern my life, I just do it at weekends mostly. And could you tell me how to change my screen-name? It generally gets me a lot of prejudice in non-knex topics.
o change you name you just ask eric and tell what you want it changed to.
Oh ok, thanks.
thanks, anyway i was just saying that, i am not really going to call your instructables pathetic. um, i think i we used K'nex because the really good builders have tons of them, and there easy to work with. knex can be used over and over again. with metal you would have to weld and wood you would end up having to throw out. and don't forget that knex are perfect lengths, you would have to cut the wood by hand to get the lengths you want makeing more error.
I meant more after the design and building almost like they're prototypes... Actually I think my first two 'ibles are pathetic to be honest...
i was thinking about what would have happened if the guns were made out of metal instead of knex. first the gun community would be very small(not many people have access to metal) and second, they would be a lot less innovative, because metal would make a real gun that shoots real bullets. making a real gun semi or full-auto is easy because you use the recoil from the gun powder.
Yeah but my point is about if people did it they could be very innovative, I've made the whole innovation point before...
wussap6 years ago
it seems like a lot of people hate people who build stuff out of knex nowadays...
bedbugg26 years ago
is youre house like a semi detached but instead of side by side, one over another?
StyleCore6 years ago
I guess i have no life then. I rule at FFR.
oodalumps7 years ago
I just laugh at the insults I get. "no life" is only a compliment to me =)
Well you could be being inventive with the medium of knex or you could be out on the streets selling drugs, stabbing people and vandalising other peoples property.
Sounds like fun...
Indeed TM I believe so, but I just sit in my room inhaling solder flux and burning my fingers.
same here
ooh, FFR!
Mepain7 years ago
Honestly the insults aren't the most annoying part. I find that the spamming is getting on my nerves the most, and usually I find them on other peoples' videos, so I just hit the spam button. Most spam on there usually leads to innapropiate websites, and the posters probobly do it all day long. That's one reason why youtube doesn't allow links or web addresses in the comments.
Yeah, i spam them straight away i wish they would just go because i doubt they get many hits by posting porn websites on kids videos.
Have you seen my version of Glitched's bumblebee?
did u know in the movie bumblebee was a car that there where only 4 in the world of (i saw behind scenes on tv)
Nice!
= )
So immature...
Yes.
Whaleman Mepain7 years ago
they probably don't even do anything, they are probably just a bot
yeah, that is what the verification code is for
well, if there was a person that created an account, then used a bot to spam on a whole bunch of videos,
Yeah.
canida7 years ago
Feeding trolls is never worth it- they just want the attention. I still say things like K'nex are a great filter- if (of any age or gender) don't care to put up with your hobbies, they're probably not worth the effort.
Perfect Duck (author)  canida7 years ago
Yes, I normally just delete the messages. Boredom brought this out, and boredom only.
Ok, that's ennough !
I'm going to make a strike call for you stop this cruel and inhuman massacre ! Please Perfect Duck ! Give peace a chance !!
=,o{
great comeback perfectduck!
crestind7 years ago
I can confidently say that around 90% of the people on YouTube are either spammers or idiots.
you should see some of the rubbishh they regularly post on there
Danny7 years ago
yeh i agree with faust comments like these shouldent be took with offence because until the know you they cant make a judgment
smidge1477 years ago
there just jelous! lol im 16 and i live at my parents house and im going to college in september and i play with knex guns
Dutchj7 years ago
If you ask me those people are quite sad really. If someone builds a weapon like a crossbow or something out of wood it's "cool" , but when you use a construction toy to build a weapon you suddenly don't have a life. These people just don't realise that making K'nex weapons is usually just a hobby to people. That's just my look at these things