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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 21, 2015, 08:06:28 AM
Ok, now a real post here.

Dark souls is overrated shit for hipster gamers who think beating a game by dying repeatedly says something about skill level. News flash, developing a strategy by repeatedly failing isn't skill, it's intelligence. It's common to fail continuously until you finally get it right. They did that 25 years ago with megaman and it's terribly difficult jump puzzles and pattern-dependant boss fights, only difference being you never got stronger or faster, you just learned from your mistakes and gained a new weapon when you finally won. People give me crap for "being bad" in dark souls, but I'm not fuckdumb enough to sit there and die for an hour to finally figure out how to cheese a strategy out for a boss. At least in games like dragon's dogma and even devil may cry or god of war you can adapt to bullshit and succeed even in harder difficulties. Playing a game for the sake of it being super hard isn't fun, it's the equivalent of playing tag but not allowing yourself the use of your left hand...what the fuck is the point of it? If you get good at it, awesome and good for you, but it won't make you better in another game later or probably even in the next dark souls. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a challenge. Beating a game while on the edge of my seat using every bit of skill I picked up from playing the rest of the game to clear that last boss fight or final challenge is always great, but dying 10-20 times first just voids any greatness I could have achieved personally since I saw everything the boss could do 50 times over and finally figured out the perfect dodge point or counter method to defeat the attacks. God it's so fucking annoying to even think about, and even worse when people flash their victory as a badge of honor. Good for you, you beat a game that is considered super fucking hard by learning from your mistakes and adapting strategy. What's that? I'm a pleb because I haven't yet? FUCK YOU COME SEE ME IN MEGAMAN 2 MOTHER FUCKER.

I really hate dark souls.
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 21, 2015, 12:03:33 AM
@Dincrest I usually am a stickler for form on everything I do. On a number of exercises I actually changed the way weights rest so as to create sway if I don't maintain proper form and control. If you ever want to do light lifting with a barbell, my advice is to skip the plates and try chains. Chains move very easily so being uneven or moving to fast on one part of the exercise can cause the barbell to begin moving forward or backward, forcing your core to engage more to compensate. Also, with any type of plate that has a large enough hole to pass the bar through besides the center, try hanging it off the bar from there, or if that doesn't work try kettlebells. Same idea, only the sway is much more aggressive.

I do this on bench press and military presses frequently, but make sure you don't do it alone, really easy to tire out fast and not be able to support the weight.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: August 20, 2015, 11:49:52 PM
....I did not care for "The Godfather".
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 02:07:15 PM
Yeah, not drinking away your calories is a really good easy option to lose weight. Starbucks stuff, while I've never been a coffee person, some of their stuff takes up more than half my entire days calories.

The funny thing is, coffee itself has barely any calories at all.  An entire cup of black coffee has literally about 2 calories.  It's all the other crap they put in it that's the problem...
You mean my iced caramel mocha latte with whip cream and fudge swirl ISN'T healthy?
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 12:14:11 PM
Yeah, bottled water is a bit of a scam.  Tap water in a reusable bottle is such a superior option I don't even know why bottled water still exists.  Probably for the same reason fast food joints thrive...
Honestly, I taste the difference in tap water. I really don't like it and will only drink it in restaurants because I'm already spending too much on the food. I bought a brita filter but it didn't have the right adapter for my shithole sink, so I gotta go to home depot and find one that'll accomadate it. Otherwise, I spend less on bottled water than I ever did on buying juice and soda.

https://everydropwater.com/Filters/Item/DBWL2SM1



Whirlpool drop water filter.  20 bucks. Filters are 6 bucks apiece.  It doesn't connect to your faucet, you just place it on top of whatever container you want to pour water in and then VIOLA, delicious drinking water without the guilt.
...I alreadt bought the brita filter...thoigh that'd be nice for my sister...
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Rated M on: August 20, 2015, 12:00:25 PM
Do you guys not play FPSs?  I can't imagine ever using a gamepad for an FPS when I had the option for mouse+keyboard...
This could get ugly... legendary battle of k/m vs controller GO!!!!!
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 11:59:24 AM
Yeah, bottled water is a bit of a scam.  Tap water in a reusable bottle is such a superior option I don't even know why bottled water still exists.  Probably for the same reason fast food joints thrive...
Honestly, I taste the difference in tap water. I really don't like it and will only drink it in restaurants because I'm already spending too much on the food. I bought a brita filter but it didn't have the right adapter for my shithole sink, so I gotta go to home depot and find one that'll accomadate it. Otherwise, I spend less on bottled water than I ever did on buying juice and soda.
38  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: Voice actor interviews - who would you want to see interviewed? on: August 20, 2015, 01:54:55 AM
David FUCKING Hayter, please.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 20, 2015, 01:07:53 AM
Oh, one thing that probably helps me is that I pretty much only drink water.
I have spent the last 2 months drinking 95% water only, aside from my pre workout drink and my protein shake afterwards. All I have gotten from this is I dearly miss Arnold Palmers and I can taste the difference between nestle bottled water, tap water, poland spring, and CVS brand crap water.  It has made no impact in my day to day aside from that wanting my old half tea/half lemonade, and spending way more money on water then I ever cared to do in my life. Thankfully buying a 20+ pack usually is pretty cost effecrive.

I'm now doing an hour of cardio a day at the gym, 30 treadmill and 30 bike. Every day I want to eat a fucking mountain of food after I workout, and from sheer willpower alone I just eat my normal amount of food I usually do. People say I look much thinner....i don't see or feel it. I do, however, feel stronger and more in shape than ever. At my impressive 360+ pounds (I assume, for the life of me I can't find a decent scale), I can do 2-3 pull ups long grip and 3-5 short grip, I can do bodyweight dips for reps, I can curl 75 pounds in each hand for reps and 165 on a long bar on a good day, I'm ridiculously close to benching 315 as starting set, I have deadlifted 485 pounds with only a pair of rubberized grip enhancers and no other support, I can leg press 1045 for  deep reps (knees to chest), I can lift 225 freeweight up and over my head and press it...seriously, the me 12 years ago couldn't fathom this shit.

Gonna try 405 next month on the bench and I think it's time I try straps for deadlifting. Might just hit some stupid high numbers with straps...
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics? on: August 19, 2015, 10:50:15 AM
F*** Zirekile Falls.
I was going to say "The random battles in Tactics aren't that bad" but then I saw this and... yeah.  Can't deny it.
Wrong....the correct answer is the Barius Hill Super Battle of 7 chocobos, mostly black and red. The final biss fight is easier than that random encounter. It's half the reason I keep Cid for the game.

I once tried to solo that fight as Cid...the pain.....dear god.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: August 19, 2015, 10:42:56 AM
Launch of the new Crayons book at work today. I'm the guy standing between the two crayons.
Blue us the best crayon ever.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 18, 2015, 11:13:10 PM
Just to bring this line of discussion to a close, as I think it's getting a little creepy (aren't men not supposed to ask a woman her weight? Seems wrong to talk about it instead), let's just assume I am off by 10-15 pounds.

On to bigger and better things.

...like hopefully getting somewhere with this anime girl.  Or hoping she has cute friends she could hook you up with. 
Or my next big huge increase in the gym?

Managed to somehow make it through 2 30 minute stints of cardio, first on the treadmill at a high incline and moderate pace, then after 2 hours of back work another 30 on the bike (10+ miles). If I can keep this up for another month...good things maybe...
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 18, 2015, 12:52:56 PM
Just to bring this line of discussion to a close, as I think it's getting a little creepy (aren't men not supposed to ask a woman her weight? Seems wrong to talk about it instead), let's just assume I am off by 10-15 pounds.

On to bigger and better things.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 18, 2015, 11:27:18 AM
She's anime-sized or JRPG-heroine sized, right?  Seriously, check the height/weight numbers in any JRPG instruction manual and the ladies are tiny. 


Is there a like button for forum posts?

Like x2000
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 18, 2015, 04:18:20 AM
Last thursday at the gym, there was a REALLY cute girl working out.
...
(she MAYBE weighs 80, and that's being generous)

...what?
Yeah, it was pounds. She was REALLY short and very thin.

Dude, 80 lbs isn't thin.  That's like literally starving to death.  Assuming it's an adult anyway...that's the average weight of an 10-11 year old girl...
Alright, I known it sounds really bad, but believe me, you'd have to see her to understand why I came up with that number. Can't really explain it any further.
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