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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 08, 2016, 06:35:12 PM
Iiiii'm noticing that I don't judge political candidates strictly on their merits but on who their strongest supporters are. Like if there are two candidates and I agree with both of their platforms, I'll go for the one whose supporters I feel the most empathetic towards. I'm assuming this is normal?


It's just like the phenomenon I always talk about: You like a thing but you find that thing's fanbase insufferable so you end up disliking that thing because you don't want to be seen as "one of those" (referring to the insufferable fans.)  

I think my issue with /insufferable fandoms/ is the groupthink and tendency to lock out any even moderately dissenting discussion? Also if we're talking for TV/videogame fandoms, the tendency to start replacing canon with fanon and getting upset when fanon gets violated because they thought their fanon was canon.

Also I think I mentioned this before, but the thing that's sitting weird about Bernie's campaign for me is that the middle-class, youngish, college educated white kids that are really backing him aren't really the people hardest hit by the wage inequality he's championing against, and I'm not sure it's entirely altruism that's leading them to back Bernie (although this is less turning me off of Bernie's campaign/platform and more just deepening my alienation towards Young Millennials).

(also fwiw the OMG IF MY CANDIDATE LOSES THE WORLD WILL LITERALLY END mentality gets kind of adsfasdofu to watch once you've grown out of it.).

-- edit --

oh that reminds me

I saw some superbowl ad I think and it was about gay people doing gay things but like
it made too little fucking sense to be offensive for perpetuating stereotypes?

also maintenance said they were gonna install new outlets last week so I cleaned my apartment
but then they didn't get to it today and now I have mountains of trash everywhere because I haven't been taking it out do to ankle being fucky
sooooooooo

-- edit --

just got the puppybabymonkey commercial on youtWHAT IS THIS HORSESHIT. ARE THESE JOKES? THERE ARE NO PUNCHLINES. IT'S JUST A FEVERISH COLLECTION OF DISJOINTED IMAGERY AND APHASIC MENTAL VOMIT. WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE EVEN ADVERTISING.
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 07, 2016, 10:34:14 PM
[redacted]

ffs why does this keep opening to the wrong page
3  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: February 07, 2016, 10:21:37 AM
@Mickey:

... Oh god that song was really popular when I was in highschool. SUDDEN CHILLS AT THE REALIZATION OF THE PASSING OF TIME anyway

Been on a huge Sufjan Stevens kick. Songs of the moment are For the Widows in Paradise..., Drawn to the Blood, and Djohariah. For the Widows in Paradise in particular is giving me /strange and complicated feelings/.

It's funny cause I picked up a copy of Michigain from a HPB back in 2012 and never really got around to listening to it properly until like, idk, November of this year? And I've come to hold the album in very high regards since then?

-- edit --

goddammit Seven Swans is out of print and expensive, curse my physical copy fetishism.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 06, 2016, 10:13:16 PM
Iiiii'm noticing that I don't judge political candidates strictly on their merits but on who their strongest supporters are. Like if there are two candidates and I agree with both of their platforms, I'll go for the one whose supporters I feel the most empathetic towards. I'm assuming this is normal?

Also banjos make me cry okay everything makes me cry but BANJOS IN PARTICULAR. shut up.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 06, 2016, 12:06:41 PM
1. Overslept ergo too late on getting coffee ergo MIGRAINE CITY.

2. I haven't had cable TV in years so basically I know nothing about TV commercials, especially those from the superbowl, outside of what Nationwide does (because Nationwide owns downtown Columbus, also DEAD CHILLUNS), whatever turns into internet memes, or whatever I catch via Youtube ads. Having recently re-disable adblock on Youtube because I felt like a prick, I've been seeing some commercials. Impressions are still:

> The only brands with enough money to have significant ad presence are the ones that already heave so much market presence that they don't need it.
> TV ads are viciously stupid and tend to either adopt gross dudebro aesthetics or blandly harmless faux-indie aesthetics (oh hey it's that anonymous song with the whistling and chirpy guitar again!)
> In general TV ads are this creepy funhouse mirror image of western society that only serve to make me happier that I've decided to drop out of it so I can just walk around in the park looking at neat bugs and roses. Heirloom roses cultivars are da bomb, yo.

3. I keep seeing vegetarian meatballs called "meatless meatballs." Why not just call them "meatless balls."

4. Related but I tried meatless fish out of curiosity and it was close enough to what I remember the real thing tasting like that I noped out after a very small bite. Curse my inner foodie driving me to try stuff I know I won't like out of morbid curiosity.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: February 05, 2016, 06:31:10 PM
oh

when Square's web service thing went down was anyone like

WELP
I GUESS SQUARE'S EXPERIENCING SOME /CLOUD STRIFE/

cause like
cloud
computing
and strife as in struggle
????
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 05, 2016, 06:00:49 PM
Man now I want the vegan mushroom gravy-based poutine from Till again, but that's seasonal so jgioadjgoiadfg.

I might be the only person I know who likes real black licorice instead of the nonsense fake cherry flavored twizzlers sugar foodstuff

Nah I go for the black stuff too. The only /red licorice/ I ever go for is like, RedVine. And that's rarer.

Though that... Panda Black Licorice stick I had last weekend was more like a molasses gluten tube than licorice, which was odd. I remember it being more normal licorice.

Also World Market needs to up their salmiak game and Giant Eagle and Meijers both apparently quit carrying Scandinavian foods.

The Twizzlers I got had "Low fat" or "Sugar free" on them. Can't remember exactly. Ah well, it's like Vegimite\Marmite I  suppose. You love it or you hate it. Speaking of, HOW CAN ANYBODY EAT THAT?? Looks like Nutella, tastes like battery acid.

I like Vegemite more than Marmite on the grounds that it's:
A) A little milder.
B) Texture. Marmite's hard to spread evenly which ain't groovy.

Oh, speaking of weird food preferences!

Anyone else just ever eat ricola for the sake of it? Ricolas are tasty af yo.

... I used to eat cherry Halls as candy when I was like in eighth grade but I haven't been able to do that in a long time.

-- edit --

@ Dincrest:

President's Day is like a week later. Do people usually get that off? I do this year 'cause client's off that day, but I didn't on my old project so I have no idea.

Then again client for the former project is sort of complicit in a large and ongoing mass poisoning, so fuck them!
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: How deep is your backlog? on: February 05, 2016, 05:53:57 PM
My backlog's infinitely deep because it contains Xenogears.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: February 04, 2016, 09:32:48 PM
[redacted, this was dumb]
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 04, 2016, 06:46:15 PM
What the hell.

I texted the phrase "Fluffy ruffles" to my gmail account at 2:07 AM.

Why

-- edit --

apparently fluffy ruffles is the name of some fern cultivar i never gave a damn about.
11  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 03, 2016, 09:15:50 PM
Persona 2 - Even MORE Nazis.  Was not expecting them to take the Fuhrer angle as far as they have.

Innocent Sin's probably the Fuhrest RPG there ever was.

...

i am so sorry

Amerotruck - I like how this has little towns around exits now! I forgot how controllers work though and just... ran some red lights and am bad at games.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2016, 09:10:53 PM

I'll put 30 towards it if you want it and have a thing that receives money.

(Also PM me if you do because i'll probably forget. i am dum)
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2016, 06:37:46 PM
Man, struggling to control emotions is one of the toughest things.  I think everyone has at least one kind of emotion that tends to control them, rather than them controlling it.

SUP.

Tho I seriously wonder if gaming was doing weird stuff to my /mind chemistry/. It's like SOMETHING in gaming was making me feel numb to joy. Which sounds facetious written out like that, but I'm being completely serious. Like, what's the happiness chemical? Dopamine? You can get desensitized to that, right?

I think this is also why I found Trails in the Sky so immensely but inexplicably offputting?

... Reading about the Flint water crisis is just giving me bad flashbacks to all the shit we had to deal with working on [REDACTED; it was some Michigan government website that I probably shouldn't name]   . Snyder's surfacely-friendly demeanor and "relentless positive thinking" thing's kind of gross af in hindsight.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 02, 2016, 07:24:40 PM
It's like

Yeah I really support the idea of reducing college tuition to reasonable levels, if not necessarily making it free but like
i feel like a lot of Sanders' supporters are the same kids that are always complaining about how school gives you too much homework and focuses on teaching you about mitochondria instead of personal finances and writing resumes (nevermind that you learn those in the math and english classes you obviously blew off).

also i walked home from work again and idk if i'm out of shape or if walking 32 miles over 6 days is excessive but gosh dang my ankles don't feel happy.

-- edit --

@V - I just remembered that I have a box of fresh shoes I should PROBABLY be using those.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 02, 2016, 12:10:15 AM
@Mickey:

Oh man. I had epididymitis when I was like 15. That was fun. I mean nowhere near what you were going through -- that just needed antibiotics -- but uh... it does lead to this persistent dull ache that occasionally flares up.

On the plus side that was the first time I ever felt the warm embrace of a woman!!!11 unfortunately she was this massive 60 year old Russian lady. still better than that one pediatrician when I was seven with the toy koala clipped to his stethoscope when i felt, screaming, reduced to a trapped and freaked-out animal. thanks parentsz

Also I like how 2016 is just like FUCK CLASSIC ROCK, FUCK JEFFERSON AIRPLANE IN PARTICULAR. I also JUST realized that I was getting Kantner confused with Casady. i swear to god 2016 if you fucking touch jorma though so help me god i will buy every 2016 wall calendar and burn no not burn 360 NO SCOPE them all jesus goddamn christ

(Also am I crazy for thinking that Today sort of... if not SOUNDS like, FEELS like the Cosmo Canyon theme?)
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