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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 13, 2014, 12:25:51 AM
I like reading Mesh's haps about his terrible workplace because it mirrors my own.

It's not terrible it's just... frustratingly confusing because I have no idea what other people want, partially, again, because English really isn't the main language of communication in the office, and partially cause like...

Okay, so I'm moving to a new project in January, and I'd been given the impression that this was definitely happening. That's what my manager has told me, in any case. When my test lead was talking to me today, though, I got the impression that he was negotiating with my manager as to whether I could be even be moved off the team fairly recently?

wrt social skills though I do fully admit to be snippy with some of my coworkers back in 2012, one guy in particular, although test lead was being damn snippy with the same guy, so'p. And I have definitely NOT done that recently.

Also the last hunk of durian I had was like malformed and had been left in the freezer too long. Bleh :(
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 11, 2014, 09:45:25 PM
Work - Found out that one of our former coworkers died back in August (not someone I was close to, mind, but still); also they're doing more reductions to the team.

--- edit ---

Today my test lead told me to work on my social skills.

1. I don't talk to my test lead much because he makes me feel uncomfortable. Partially because of comments like that, partially because the one time he tried to initiate a conversation with me it was like HEY ALEX WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED? DO YOU STILL LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS?

2. I generally don't talk to anyone because nobody's willing to speak English unless they're directly addressing me, and even then there's only a handful of people there who can speak English well enough that carrying on a conversation with them is doable.
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 10, 2014, 11:02:23 PM
Freedom Planet - Levels are too easy and have the thing that Sonic does that bugs me where they're basically just GO RIGHT and the game plays itself. Unlike Sonic you never get much of a sense of speed going. Bosses are way harder than they need to be and take way too much damage.'

It's like a distillation of everything that annoyed me about Sonic, combined with a Kojima-ish amount of cutscens and broken physics.

Vice City - Did two rampages and found a hidden package. Also drove around like an idiot while listening to Toto.

Panzer Dragoon Zwei - Finished stage 2's harder route. I am not good at this game and stage 3 is harder fff.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 10, 2014, 12:41:12 AM
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^^ This is me too.

I'm totally the type to not say a word about how I feel until I'm on my way to the bridge in a manner of speaking. This is bad on account of by the time I'm ready to breakdown in tears I can rarely even pinpoint what is precisely behind the meltdown for me.

I just post incoherent, whiny rants, but I don't actually /vent/ through them because:

A) I'm talkin' /around/ my feelings, and not about my feelings/the cause of my unhappiness.
B) I get these weird little brief psychotic breaks where I hate everything for the space of a few hours. These legits don't have an identifiable cause and I'm still wondering if they're like /migraine auras/ or related to caffeine withdrawal. Caffeine withdrawal sounds likely.

Like looking back I remember earlier this year there'd be times where I was REALLY pissed off for no reason and I'd be like, okay, I need a coffee NOW.

... It's weird cause, while I remember that happening, it feels like it happened to someone else. Hrm.

More importantly WHY ARE THEY PUTTING DRM IN COFFEE NOW.
20  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 09, 2014, 11:18:17 PM
ETS2 - Went from Polandville to Kiel. Hilliness was a bit troublematic but nothing to probblesome. Trying to use the retarded more than the brakes. Didn't realize till like two days again that all the trannies have cruise control. Is cruise control on the transmission? I don't know how automobiles.

Anyway, saw the ocean. There were little temporary ocean dacha thingies on it. Am Strand ist eine Peruecke sehr praktisch!
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 09, 2014, 11:11:52 PM
I actually meant a literal space mongoose and Star Wars Yoda because this was in fact a Star Wars fan fic (which I am submitting to J. John Abrams) but I mean if you wanna chime in and make things WEIRD.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 09, 2014, 09:31:03 PM
http://Yoda and Starmongoose, who were now sisters for some reason, were eleemosynarily gorging upon eachother's ichorous bodytube sanguinuities.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 09, 2014, 09:29:16 PM
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 08, 2014, 08:52:29 PM
I remember going to the BGSU library and it'd be all like HM, WONDER IF THEY GOT ANYTHING.

NOPE, THEY AIN'T GOT SHIT.

I think the last time I spent a significant amount of time at a library was, uh, that day I went out and got a copy of Aterlier Iris and then a thunderstorm happened and I got stranded at the one in Clintonville. That library didn't have anything either.

MICKEY you learning some KANJIS or somethin'?
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 08, 2014, 07:45:42 PM
Nah there's not enough genderswap incest vampire-reinterpretations for that.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most horseshit battles you've suffered through, an RPG retrospective on: December 08, 2014, 12:36:54 AM
I can't think of any specific battles off the top of my head, but generally this: Any programmed battle you can't win but given the impression you can.

Use all your items to stay alive > Die anyway > Game Continues > Lose your shit (figuratively and literally)

Only two that come to mind right now are that Wolf boss from Tales of Vesperia and the Organization XIII member you fight at the second visit to Beast's Castle in KH2.

Oh but then you get the fliphand where it's like

get into fight
Oh that guy just killed two of my guys right of the baseball
Clearly I am not meant to win this fight lets just attack till its over
Whoops that was something I was supposed to win

Apropos to what I've been playing lately though, probably the onramps in Poland in eurotruck.

Are you still playing Suikoden III? Yeah, get ready for that later on in the game. One particular fight--I wont spoil it--I thought:

"Oh, I've lost battles easier than this and still continued, this must be the case."

I was a fool.

Wild Arms 3 final boss.... all 13 forms of it.

That was a pain (loved the final boss music, however. ;)) I'll chime in with generally any of the secret/sealed boss fights in any of the Wild Arms games. If you accidentally walk into one, you're already dead.

Yeah I remember when I got a jump-scare/annihilation from Emerald, and curiosity actually killed me with Ruby Weapon in FF7.

IIRC, some WA bosses did that too.  I was curious to use Gallows' 4th tool...but got more than I realized.

I still remember in Wild Arms 2 using Marivel's My Mike in front of the pillar outside Golgotha's prison and being greeted by this:



And it was, like "We'll that's just great, let me just shut the system off and make up those unsaved hours tomorrow."

I think I was thinking of something in Suikoden 3 when I mentioned that though it could've been Lost Odyssey. I don't really remember.

I think I was in Chapter 4 if the thing you were talking about was before that.
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most horseshit battles you've suffered through, an RPG retrospective on: December 07, 2014, 11:19:41 PM
I can't think of any specific battles off the top of my head, but generally this: Any programmed battle you can't win but given the impression you can.

Use all your items to stay alive > Die anyway > Game Continues > Lose your shit (figuratively and literally)

Only two that come to mind right now are that Wolf boss from Tales of Vesperia and the Organization XIII member you fight at the second visit to Beast's Castle in KH2.

Oh but then you get the fliphand where it's like

get into fight
Oh that guy just killed two of my guys right of the baseball
Clearly I am not meant to win this fight lets just attack till its over
Whoops that was something I was supposed to win

Apropos to what I've been playing lately though, probably the onramps in Poland in eurotruck.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 07, 2014, 10:15:15 PM
As I said, it just smelled like onions to me. I don't get what the big deal is. My neighbors cook a looooot so compared to the fish/fried scotch bonnet/garlic smell that's usually in the common area it barely even registered as noticeable.

Anyway, other asian grocery did have durians but all the bootleg VHS tapes there were freaking me out so I instead went to the Hipster Grocery, got apple cider and persimmons, and then I went to the Hipster Taqueria and got a mole taco for lunch and by a mole taco I mean two mole tacos, because I got two.

Oh okay big question.

I remember when I was younger, and my family had a dedicated computer/guest room in their house. A LOT of times I'd walk by it and think I'd see someone in there, but there was nobody there. It's like cause I was expecting someone to be there my mind was making me see it.

Did anyone else ever get things like that?

-- edit --

OH MY GOD WHY THE SPIDERS.
29  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 07, 2014, 06:51:25 PM
Freedom Planet - It's like Sonic 3 but each level is about as long as all of Sonic 3.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 07, 2014, 01:06:30 PM
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