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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 04, 2016, 10:41:40 AM
This reminds me that I actually need new shoes because the treads on my boots are worn down to the point where they're getting holes, not giving proper support, and /making it difficult to walk on waxed linoleum/, but I have such an annoying time finding shoes that are suitable for the amount of walking I do (it's not just comfort, obvs. I need something that'll last more than a few weeks), and this particular kind of boot I've been getting from Walmart since like idk 2006 at this point /isn't exactly great/ for various reasons.

Maybe I'll go check out a Red Wings or LL Bean store, although I'm not really in the mood to take the bus out to either side of town today. Or anywhere, really. It's hot out :<

=But what really drives me bonkers about this whole situation is how ass-backwards it is.  Our company has a bunch of sales people who seem to run around promising the world to potential customers...

Trimmed the quote for space so I hope I didn't lose too much context buuuuuuuut

Company I work for totally gives /the rock star/ treatment to its sales force guys and that's always rubbed me the wrong way. We'll always get emails celebrating getting new contracts, but I see those and it's like

What are you celebrating? You just got a contract. You haven't actually DONE anything yet!

I don't remember seeing many emails praising projects that actually get finished and the people responsible for that.
... Actually maybe there's a reason for that. In which case celebrating contract wins is even more blazingly stupid considering the high failure rate of projects.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 04, 2016, 10:38:06 AM
Prudish old white people, upset by the recent immoral interbreeding between dogs and lizard, want to build a wall to keep them apart.

The modern youth, however, are skeptical of this, and note that with current budget constraints, a proper wall wouldn't be affordable and at best you'd end up with some (very) loosely fortified tree forts.

As a counter-offer, the modern youth proposition the prudish old white people, correctly assuming that this would squick them out and get them to go away.

The prudish old white people "nope" out hard, leaving the modern youth to continue building their dogizard utopia.
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 03, 2016, 08:54:50 PM
64  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 03, 2016, 08:45:15 PM
ToP - Went back to the fire dungeon since I had a Fame Face sword which A) Does bonus water damage and B) Gungnir kind of sucks for various reasons okay ANYWAY. Got Efreet's pact and an axe which shooooooould tear stuff up in Undine's cave. Also I noticed stuff drops Orange Gummis quite a bit so I should probably just use Holy Bottles and not worry about spamming Arche and Cless' attacks.

Currently grinding for money though since I spent all the Gald I'd been saving for boat fare on fruit. Because of course I'd do that.
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2016, 05:59:02 PM
I wear:

Button-up collared long sleeve business-casual shirts, preferably plaidgray or unicolor.
Black khakis
Work boots

I think I'm supposed to wear a belt with this but I don't have one.

Also I /very rarely/ manage to wear matching socks.


Btw are banana peels edible? Like could I just bust out a whole banana, eat without peeling and just terrify everyone?
66  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The "what was your first anime?" Thread on: June 02, 2016, 10:40:12 PM
The original Dragonball during one of it's earlier, pre-Cartoon Network-era runs, tho i was super young and my mom didn't want me watching it cause Bulma was all pervy or w/e.

Then I got into DBZ in fifth grade and was like oh gosh this is probably contraband :<<<
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 02, 2016, 08:15:03 PM
He reminds me of when I first became an atheist- he's one of those douchebag kids who thinks he has it all figured out.

Man I don't think I ever did that. I kind of wish I did -- the jackass haughty atheist teenagers seem a lot more functional than I was 'caaaaause I pretty much spent my freshman year of highschool (and senior year of college) unable to stop dwelling on what the lack of an afterlife would *really* mean. And even if it's not as bad as it used to be -- I don't get the second-to-second panic worrying about *any* possible thing -- there's still times when I'll wake up shouting up at 2AM and run out to the kitchen trying to get my pulse back down from the dread.
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 02, 2016, 06:07:01 PM
fwiw you can get through MOST of PS1's dungeons by following the left-hand rule (or the right-hand rule in I think one case). It's only the sword dungeon and MAYBE Baya Malay where this is a big problem.

But yeah, love PS1 and 4, not so much 2 or 3.


Was walking to my bus stop afterwork and the weird unicorn puppet guy was out, only instead of puppets, today he was trumpeting really badly. Then I get to my bus stop and the bank next to it's closed for some emergency and there are cops inside doing forensics.

69  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 01, 2016, 10:34:24 PM
Mother 1 - Go the 8th Melody. Ana got KO'd pretty early on in that bit, although I think at most she would've gained maybe one level there, so no big.

Tales of Phantasia - idk if I'm doing something wrong, but even on normal difficulty, enemy HP has jumped a /ton/ compared to what it was prior to Alvanista and it's like, every fight is taking 2-3 minutes to finish because I can't get my damage output high enough unless I do something like have Arche blow a fourth of her TP every fight, which isn't terribly fun anyway because you're just waiting for her to charge her spells, ignoring the entire action RPG side of things, and hoping the enemies don't move out of range.


idk im not really enjoying things in general right now. i think i need a break from media in general.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Should a game ever have auto battles? on: June 01, 2016, 07:22:53 PM
Lunar's auto-battle option is dumb because it's more like a "waste a lot of MP and HP doing the wrong thing." Given how movement/range works in that, even if you're just doing normal attacks against easy enemies, you have reason for putting certain characters on certain enemies.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 31, 2016, 09:45:18 PM
unrelated but

MESH'S vagueing about coworkers and HGTV PERSONAL FINANCES 101:

if you don't have enough money saved up to afford to pay your bills over a few months of unemployment, maybe don't buy a 500k, massive-high-ceilinged-and-impossible-to-heat-or-cool-affordably house in an area with inflated property taxes.
72  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: May 31, 2016, 08:36:25 PM
Baroness - Cocainium and Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius.

-- edit --

Radiohead - Identikit. ffffffff
73  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 31, 2016, 06:17:52 PM
[redacted; there was a way to read this that sounded borderline misogynistic and that was noooooooot the intent :S]

-- edit for actual content --

@ Kylde: To further clarify, and I could've been testing this in the wrong way, but I'm not totally convinced that the stats in LoM are actually used in the damage calculations.

I'd really recommend playing the game because it's my absolute favorite worldbuilding in any Square game and the... bizarre narrative resonated with me in a way that few other things in gaming have, but the gameplay mechanics have a lot of issues and it's probably something best come to terms with early on. I'm not saying it can't be fun, but just tune out the RPG stuff and treat it as the open-world fantasy Streets of Rage that it is.

The maddening thing about LoM for me is that on the one hand it's one of my favorite games from that era but on the other hand in terms of balance and sane gameplay mechanics and things I assumed I valued in game design, it falls apart, and trying to reconcile this duality is one of those things that never set well with me until I was just like, fuck it, you can get a firebreathing tomato in your party and I think Ross Perot owns a part of my soul, I ain't rationalizin' shit to anyone.

(... Although my recent forays into the Kunio/River City Ransom games has kind of reminded me on why I'm not big on stat-driven action RPGs so I'm going to shut up before I get into that.)
74  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 30, 2016, 09:53:40 PM
Then I came to discover that the weapon equipped at level up impacts stat growth

fwiw, the impact from this is preeeeeeeetty negligible.

also it's a mana game so your damage calculation is based almost entirely on base weapon attack power anyway.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: May 29, 2016, 11:22:05 PM
MM cosplay!

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