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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 29, 2016, 06:24:00 PM
I might still end up voting for Gary Johnson if it looks like he can get the 15% of the votes he needs to get the most ironic government funding ever

I'm actually pretty surprised you'd ever vote Libertarian given some of the things I've seen you post before (most notably that you've expressed support for the "proletariat" at least once IIRC).

My belief system would probably categorize me as a socialist yes.  So if I voted Libertarian it would have a lot more to do with helping to break up the Republican party (LOTS of disaffected conservatives are flocking to Gary Johnson) than any sort of policy they are presenting.  Unfortunately(?) even though Trump is leading in Indiana by 20 points I'm not sure my conscience will allow me to go through with it.

I really wonder if the GOP exists after this election regardless of what happens. Like maybe Trump wins, abdicates immediately, and Pence ends up becoming popular enough to win a second term? Becomes the face of the GOP for years? Becomes synonymous with Indiana? Forever!?

-- edit --

I'm actively trying to not be cynical about the non-Trump candidates/politicians because the whole GOSH EVERY POLITICIAN IS EVIL thing kind of bums me out :TTTTTTTTTTTT
47  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 28, 2016, 10:38:17 PM
Or at the very least, you will stumble across multiple gems that require a commitment of new Hardware/Software to access.

HG101 and this thing are also quagmires of strange and terrifying digital delights/bank account murder and where I find half this stuff :V.


Okami - Did the first little dungeony area and got the plant regrowth brush technique. Also fed some pigs! So I feel like I was being needlessly harsh on Okamiden when I played it a million years ago, but the little touches like feeding the animals was something I missed -- and I think the sequel downplayed a lot of the plant growy stuff? Sure, it's ultimately just more collectible Zeldatroid stuff, but it felt elegant in its way.

Panzer Dragoon Zwei - Up to chapter 6. Got a really high shot ratio on Episode 5. Maybe I'll try 1CCing this sometime!?
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 28, 2016, 07:05:02 PM
So Ohio's under a non-tornadic funnel cloud watch.

That's uh... new.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 28, 2016, 06:48:07 PM
Another thing that's weirding me out about this election:

Taxation was a big deal in 2008 and 2012.

I'm hearing like nothing about it now.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 27, 2016, 06:52:17 PM
SOOooooooooo I was gonna post about how the Trump/Russia connection thing was PROBABLY overstating things but then uh...




14-year-old robs and shoots a 26-year-old playing Pokemon Go. Something seems a smidgen backwards there. Perhaps several smidgens. Maybe a full smudgen.
51  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 27, 2016, 06:45:50 PM
Anyone else have a hard time keeping track of what Mesh is actually playing?  All those acronyms/nicknames/shorthand...

Basically what Klutz said, although some of them are domestic releases that are just really old/obscure (Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram!) FONV and ToP seem to be pretty common acronyms though :SSS (Also some of the imports, uh... I'm really not all that sure what they're really called!) Sorry bout that -- I'll go back and try to fix some of them :S

Tales of Phantasia - Found the Unicorn. Currently in ChronopolisThor.

I might give TotA another go on not-hardware when I'm done with this and see if that fixes the load times, which were a major factor in why the game didn't really please me.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 27, 2016, 12:23:25 AM
I sort of feel like Assange kind of uses the individuals that blow whistle on his site, in a sense, too? Like again, his agenda's what matters, not their wellbeing.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 27, 2016, 12:13:32 AM
@^ oh god my fingers JUST started peeling from when I burned them like a week ago.

Anyway weird late night ranting: Boss indicated that he wanted me to interact with my coworkers more. Easiest way to do this is by being conversational and smalltalky. I have no natural inclination to do this, it makes me feel awkward, etc. But I'm forcing myself to do it anyway, because why not?

Strange side-effect, though? I feel like whatever inhibitions (ie not social anxiety, I don't have that, just... not doing things I don't feel like doing) I'm overcoming to be more talkative are hurting my /impulse control/ more broadly???????

[Alternative possibility: Caffeine, sleep deprivation, and general tripped out malaise at 2016 being so goddamn magical are to blame but eh that's boring]

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goddammit my mind like faceswapped al gore and Jonathan Frakes in my memories and now I'm really confused.
54  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 26, 2016, 10:32:19 PM
Panzer Dragoon Zwei - Managed to get further* in Episode 5. The boss with the rotatey shield thingy's obnoxious because it stops the lock-on lasers and tapping normal shot that much kills my thumb. I feel like I should complain about the deadzones/downtime in this level but it's... really not at all problematic feeling to me? They felt dull in R-Type Final but they feel necessary here.

Virtual-on Oratorio Tangram - Not trying to play this seriously, just need some of that /sega fix/. Played as Temjin for a bit up to the space missions. Got sort of used to the DC and better at tracking dudes I guess. I have this on like DIFFICULTY 3 (out of 10?) though so

Okami - I have an old save of this that I never finished but I think I'm going to start over and by thing I'm going to I mean I already did because I forgot what was going on; teared up at the opening remembering a time ten years ago when I played it the first time and wondered what it would be like in the then-future playing it post-dogs.

New Vegas - Need to find a missing laser pistol and I've got a few options for how to deal with the BoS' current leadership situation. Voiceacting seems really nasally and cottony all of the sudden. Think I've got a migraine coming on or my sound drivers are borked again.

* I'm not totally sure farther exists in my idiolect. Far/further/farthest is how it breaks down for me.
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 26, 2016, 09:04:15 PM
Individual states also set their own primary rules, though, so in some states you have to be a member of a party to vote in its primaries (closed primaries), and in some states you can vote in ANY primary (open primary). And then you also have semi-open primaries where you technically need to be in the party the primary of which you're voting in, but you're allowed to change when you vote (although not all precincts enforce this and some just give you a ballot anyway).

There are also caucuses which involve a bunch of people gathering in an auditorium without any sort of HVAC and screaming at each other while wearing silly hats and votes are allocated accordingly.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 26, 2016, 07:21:18 PM
Okay legits about that, Wikileaks being as agenda-driven as they are has kind of... made me not like them for awhile now. I mean it kind of undermines they're legitimacy as a whistleblower site to me because it's less people can come forward anonymously with information that should be made public and more people CAN do that but only if it serves a particular agenda?

In other words they're kind of dipping into the sort of domestic spying and data manipulation that they decry???

Like, okay Wasserman-Schultz is a total asshat here and needed to resign for a lot of reasons buuuuuut none of those smear campaign things ever seemed to happen, there's no real good evidence that she actually /rigged/ rigged anything, a lot of that seemed more like late night drunken grousing than any actual DNC policy, etc. So there's something kind of thoughtcrimey about the leaks.

But enough of that. Could we please talk about the Dringle Density Crisis in Washintgon?
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 25, 2016, 10:22:50 PM



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@Kevadu: Agreed.

Index/Finger is the only 3rd party ticket that can poke through the partisan gridlock and point us in the right direction for a brighter tomorrow.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I am Setsuna (or whatever name you changed it to) on: July 25, 2016, 07:45:43 PM
So cargo cult game design?
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 25, 2016, 03:51:24 PM
So basically Trump's got a good chance at winning because he's doing the thing he did in the primaries where he's only getting like 40% of the vote but the remaining 60% if dividing between Clinton, Stein, and Johnson enough that nobody else is going to get over 40%. Yeeeeeeeeeey.
60  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 25, 2016, 02:25:38 PM
@ Klyde: I think I asked this but did you ever read through the WORLD HISTORY things in Legend of Mana? You get them from some of the characters in the game, but the INFORMATION guide on gamefaqs has them all typed up.

Panzer Dragoon Zwei - Got up to chapter 5. Difficulty shift after episode 3 is considerable.

Also just since I was playing it recently, something about Morrowind's Dunmer settlements /really/ reminds me of the aesthetics in the Panzer Dragoon games. I think it's the prevalence of weird masks, mutants, and everything being really chitinous. What happened to Bethesda's worldbuilding department after Morrowind :(

Way of the Samurai 1 - So basically the Boku no Natsuyasumi games got me wanting some explore japan funtimes. WOTS1 seems pretty cool but it's more focused on technically sword combat and decision making, and less on the exploration side of things. So I think I'll pass on it for now and maybe... I don't know, pick up Okamoi again.

Jade Cocoon - ALONG THOSE LINES, THOUGH! Talked to Koris. I have no idea who that is cause I started playing this in 2013 and immediately forgot about it. Anyway, opened up dragonfly forest. Trying to level up some fire-type bugmons.

Tales of Phantasia - Finished Dhaos' Castle; off to find a unicron. Dhaos' Castle had a number of little puzzley bits in them that I was /not fond of/.

Clarifying on this: There's one part where Cless and Arche have to press some buttons at the same time, one after the other, but the controls for walking on the map are NOT AT ALL precise enough for this (ie they're normal JRPG controls so sort the imprecision generally doesn't matter at all).

Second, there's some other part where you have to leave Arche behind so that she can fly up through a hole in the floor elsewhere. There's not really a good indication that she'd be able to do this (she can fly but there was no precedent for puzzles involving it). Also the hole isn't really that near to her. So yeah that was offputting.

(Previous puzzle I had to consult a walkthrough for I'll forgive because it's entirely because of a Japanese pun that didn't really work out in English).
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