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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 18, 2016, 08:13:21 PM
Re Youtube:

Anyone ever watch younger people LPing older games and get completely confused by like... idk, being unable to chop trees down in Chrono Trigger and spending five minutes ramming into trees even though it doesn't do anything because they don't get that not everything's Minecraft? But then it turns out they're like 30 and it seems like they probably should be more familiar with things?

--- original post below; above is what I wanted to post but forgot to! ---

Actual Haps:

Went downtown to get a coffee grinder and new Radiohead album. Got a really frisky migraine. Tried to drink it off with some espresso and tonic water. Didn't help. Went to some expensive hotel restaurant and got gruyere puffs and a cheese board for lunch. Went to North Market, got a coffee grinder (because the other kitchen store in the Short North is only selling bowls now and some lady was blocking the door for reasons???), and then went to the Katzinger stall at North Market because I had a migraine and was thirsty and celery soda sounded good, so I got that and a box of apricot hamentaschen.

Proceeded to walk around the pride fest carrying a coffee grinder and a box of hamentaschen, wearing entirely inappropriately unfestive clothing (gray tucked in shirt, black khakis, hiking boots), getting accosted by hare krishnas the entire time.

also protip if ur gonna walk around mostly topless at a summer festival put some damn sunscreen on ffs. so many inflamed, peeling shoulders. eugh.

Also I wanted to comment on one of the above posts but that migraine's not totally gone yet so what are words?
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Too many cut scenes @_@ on: June 18, 2016, 12:29:10 PM
I still don't understand why but for various reasons, disc 2 of Xenogears never really bothered me!
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The great pet thread on: June 18, 2016, 12:54:28 AM
I don't have any pets but here are some things my parents found outside that they keep sending me pictures of:

34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Too many cut scenes @_@ on: June 18, 2016, 12:46:38 AM
This was exactly my problem with the back-half of Wonder Project J >:T Well, not exactly -- it's more that WPJ turned into nothing but cutscenes.

Also some other game that I can't remember at all right now (I want to say FFXII but, while that had some longish cutscenes, it wasn't really cutscene heavy as a whole).
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to '17) on: June 17, 2016, 10:54:15 PM
I'm seeing people expressing concern that Link isn't a lady/that Zelda isn't the main character but like
maybe Link really is a lady and they just didn't reveal it yet, because that'd ruin the surprise
maybe it's part of a secret ending where if you get a high enough completion within a certain period of time
Link just rips his skin off and was Zelda the entire time and has inexplicably green hair.
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 17, 2016, 08:37:26 PM

I have no idea who this is but I will never be this cool.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2016, 05:59:01 PM
why the hell did I wake up at 12:30 and start ranting about trying to cook my pets ._.

i think I'm done with drinking caffeine after 7PM for awhile.
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2016, 12:50:34 AM
[semi-redacted; I was nooot fully awake when I wrote that and it feels kind of creepy to read it now]


I remember when I was in highschool and the dogs were still puppies and I guess I was more OCDish than I was now, I always felt this... low-level dread around them because this /thought/ kept lodging itself in my mind, that they were small enough to fit in the microwave and that there was nothing /really/ physically stopping me from microwaving them. I wouldn't have done that -- I think animal abuse is horrific and people that kill dogs for fun are like, the lowest of the low to me, but it was still this thought I couldn't shake. That it was /possible/.

And I think I mentioned this several times, but, uh, when I was seventeen I sprained my ankle jumping over a gate because, even though I logically knew it was a bad idea I had this compulsion and it's like I couldn't /not/ act on it.

You can get things in your mind that you can't get rid of even though you logically know you should and it's... not really a case of letting good advice sink in or just growing up and sucking it up and getting over it. It's like a tape record playing on loop that doesn't shut up, getting... more irrational, more reduced, more magnified, more not-part-of-reality with each playback.

And the worst part is when you can't tell the difference between that like, obsessive, gnawing, delusional feedback /noise/ and your core beliefs or real pain. Is this thing a hobby or do I just have an /obsession/ with it? Am I having fun or am I /addicted/? Do I really hold these political views or is it just a bee that got in my bonnet and I convinced myself I cared about it more than I do?
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 16, 2016, 06:24:59 PM
@Tomara: This is my biggest problem. I DON'T have even a vague idea of what direction I want my life to take. I'm not really passionate about anything.

Saying I'm in the same position probably won't make you feel any better, but I'm in the same position; and people telling you to follow your passion, or that you NEED passion, just makes it worse. And I don't even think I'm on an axis where I can recognize what passion even is. Seeing people saying follow your passion to me is like... people telling you to wear lucky charms if I want to win big or follow the invisible rainbow-colored magnetic wavelines emanating from your third eye that leads to a pot of gold.


unrelated but I usually get videogame ads on RPGFan because, you know, obvious reason. So today I see this and immediately think it's some epic duckling RPG coming out of E3:

It wasn't but lord have mercy do I wish it were.

-- edit --

In which I note that the mouthwash I use really, really deadens your sense of taste but I don't consider this a bad thing because dining options are so limited in downtown Columbus that not being able to taste what I eat for breakfast/lunch every day is probably for the best.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 15, 2016, 10:57:33 PM
Wait do parents not put away money to help their kids through college anymore?

-- edit --

What the hell, this vocabulary builder thing just gave the word "baby milk."

It's milk. Who the hell even what/
41  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 15, 2016, 09:45:57 PM
WPJ - Trained Pino to yell at doors although it looks like the mine's just another sequence of non-interactive bits.

ToP - Made significant progress in Moria. Got the Tech Ring, so now I can A) run reliably from battles and B) spammy divekick thing. Also opened up the shortcut to Level 9 and got a neat broom for Arche.

Subnautica - Built a tiny room neeear the heat signature. Gonna establish a replicator there. Then I'm going to put in some storage and see if I can't get another oxygen tank cooking.

I remember when I was a teenager* and I was like I WANT RANDOMLY GENERATED REPEATABLE EVERYTHING and everyone else was all naw man random worlds aren't very good, but these days I'm like no screw that proc gen doesn't really give interesting worlds and Subnautica's got a lot more personality for NOT going that route, but now everyone else is like I WANT RANDOMLY GENERATED REPEATABLE EVERYTHING

That being said I might take a break from this till the next update, cause it sounds like that one might break some saves.

* back when I was in the German tea-and-rodent fursuiting scene, that is.

--- edit ---

Inadvertently beat Wonder Project J. Chapter 8 consists of a non-interactive boss fight. Chapter 9 consists of an interactive dungeon with essentially nothing in it. Chapter 10 is a cutscene that's about as long as chapter 8 and 9 together.

New emotion: The kind of laggy disappointment when you download a ROM for some SNES game that you'd be interested in for years, play the first third of it and it's amazing, decide you want a legit copy, order one, but then USPS loses it, so you order another copy, but by this time you took so long to get it that you got distracted by something else entirely, and when you finally get around to finishing said game you find out that it craps out hard in the second half and never goes anywhere with the ideas it establishes in the first half.


Played Amerotruck for a bit, took out a loan, and bought a new truck. Initial impression still holds: imagine GTAV but instead of being a depressing and nihilistic waste of a beautiful world where everyone's just miserable and there's endless suffering, everything's wonderful and nobody dies!
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 15, 2016, 06:06:35 PM
- bizarre fever dreams
- fruit
- pet skunk videos
- kanji
- multivitamins and caffeine
- vague paranoia
- more bizarre fever dreams
- coming up with new music genres that are chiptunes based on sinewaves, heavily incorporating traditional Chinese and Irish folk music, and featuring lyrics about transgressions against God. I call it "Sinowave."
43  Media / General Games / Re: E3 2016: E3 2015 was better Edition. on: June 14, 2016, 06:42:28 PM
I liked that one game they showed where you slowly backpedal through a monotone sepia environment while shooting hitsponge zombies with a BB gun.
44  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 14, 2016, 06:40:15 PM
Subnautica - Played this for like an hour? Two? Last night. Found some wreckage and an underwater volcano. Also some caves I need to go back to when I get more airtanks. Maybe gonna start building a base down by said caves?

WPJ - Didn't do much, just talked to some NPCs. Think I need to keep my Corlo sword with me and train Pino to shout at doors.

Anyway might take a break from JRPGs for a bit. The mother games were sort of /very meaningful feeling/ and I need a bit of a breather from that so... idk, been kind of nostalgic for Morrowind!

Vital info appreciated as always. As for Niccolo, something about him I find very unlikable. Not in a "poor character design" sort of way but more of a "I just don't like him" type of way. So in this instance I'm gonna side with the fairy.

1. Nic's an asshat. You're not really supposed to like him. I just meant you should've done his first quest cause it's a prereq for some /other/ bits :SSSS

2. I have no idea how pet personalities work but the information on the fruit in the in-game encyclopedia doesn't appear to be accurate for it; also the demihuman pets are the best ones. I don't remember exactly how you get them -- probably wander into a boss-area in a completed dungeon with high luck and the right /mana values/ idk -- but they join more like normal NPCs and basically the fire breathing tomato guy is my favorite thing.

3. You can't really lock yourself out of most quests. Basket Fish, PeeWee Birdy, and the one with Shadow Zero in Domina are the only ones you're probably going to miss because they're weird to trigger. Also it's possible to run out of map space but eh.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 12, 2016, 08:35:02 PM
Amerotruck - Saw the Arizona DLC was out, so I decided to play this and naturally started in like the worst part of Utahrkana or w/e. Did on delivery. Then the desktop started acting up and cue like two hours trying to figure out why the sound kept dying.

Subnautica - Played this to kind of... well, soak test the sound drivers to see if they were working (ergo this thing crashed constantly). Didn't really make much progress beyond getting a few early-game blueprints. Very pleasant just to explore around in though.

Cities Skylines - Started this up; remembered that I never really played it because of how its unlock system worked.

LISA - Played this for maybe half hour. Sense of humor did noooot appeal to me.

WPJ - Broke Mimi out and hit chapter 8. On the one hand I'm still not really fond of the "grind Pino up to max relevant stats, watch cutscene" pattern the game's fallen into (the one dungeon was pretty neat, so idk why everything else is so non-interactive) but the story suddenly got a lot, uh, darker/more interesting.
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