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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 30, 2015, 05:45:38 PM
This past weekend, my mom and I took a whirlwind trip to South Carolina to scatter my dad's ashes.  SC was his favorite place where he truly felt at home and where any tension completely melted away.  Not even 5 minutes after we scattered the ashes in the ocean and turned around, a small pod of dolphins appeared and played near the boat.  That was amazing to see and I've been told that seeing dolphins following a burial at sea is a good omen because in some mythology that means that the dolphins are carrying the soul to the next plane of its journey. 

So, yeah, Thanksgiving weekend was good, but exhausting.  Late night with friends on Wednesday, meal with the family Thursday, and this journey to South Carolina before going back to work today.  Tomorrow, I get some excess fluid drained out of my knee.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: November 29, 2015, 12:49:40 PM
The real question regarding Pokemon is: Would Samantha approve?  http://funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/427220/Pokemon/

The only Pokemon games I've played are Crystal (I spent 90+ hours on it) and Y (over 100 hours).  And I have to agree with the caption: Pokemon hasn't gotten worse, you've just gotten older.  Of course, I don't play every Pokemon game that comes down the pike.  I wait things out and missed a few generations of 'mon.  But that was good for me, as it made me appreciate it more and I got just as immersed into the world.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. 
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 27, 2015, 02:10:39 PM
That's the thing- everyone's mom makes a bangin' turkey (or so it seems).  My mom made it well, my cousin (whom I did Thanksgiving with) made it well... But I could take it or leave it.  I ate some turkey, but I attacked the sides like a boss.

I even made one of my homemade pizzas, and my niece and nephews loved it.  It was the perfect appetizer. 

After Thanksgiving, my mom and I hopped a plane to South Carolina mainly to scatter some of my dad's ashes since SC was his favorite place.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 26, 2015, 10:44:07 AM
Mesh- that's internet meme of the day: Putin's face and the words "Frying turkey?  So am I"
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 26, 2015, 09:08:21 AM
Pffft, y'all are late, Canada already had Thanksgiving!!!!!  We're in the future!!

6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 26, 2015, 09:03:39 AM
Re: panda.  At work, during Halloween, I overheard an Asian girl (who opted not to dress up) joke about wearing a panda costume and being racist against herself.  And I'm thinking, "Holy shit, EVERYthing is offensive social commentary these days."

Perhaps the class could be "vaquero" which is the Spanish word for "cattle driver" (cowboys and cowgirls earned their livings driving cattle) and where "buckaroo" comes from.  

Or maybe we're reading too deep into this.  Like if the heroine's stats go one way, "feather headdress" opens up but if her stats go another way, "10 gallon hat" opens up.  Why don't we have both?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqgSO8_cRio  Offend everyone and satisfy everyone all the same.  

...and reverse cowgirl is fucking awesome!
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 26, 2015, 08:47:45 AM
To hell with turkey.  I don't even like turkey.  For me, Thanksgiving is all about the sides.  Sides all day, baby, all day!  That's all I want, all I need. 

I remember when several of my cousins first got married (many to Americans) and we often did Thanksgiving at my house since my mom cooked non-veg in her kitchen.  My aunts and all would bring Indian food, but everyone, including the "grandma generation" always went for the American food- mac 'n cheese, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberries, stuffing... the Indian food never got touched, and the grandmas loved experiencing vegetarian food from a different culture. 

8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 26, 2015, 07:14:42 AM
I don't get all up in arms about TEH CENSORZ in recent Nintendo games, but I do find this one to be rather curious. Ah, well.

I sympathize with not having the main white party not-wear "injun" clothes... but to replace with the job of the culture that ...y'know, did the historical harm to Natives in the first place seems bizarre.
I really hope they're not called "Cowboys" in this case.  Calling it a more general "hunting" class would be way better. :V

Oh, also, I wouldn't really call this a "recent" thing.  Nintendo has been editing titles for a while.

I was thinking the same thing.  Political correctness has become such a damn joke these days.  It's to the point where wearing a panda costume could be twissy-tailed as racist. 
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2015, 09:19:25 PM
It's been a month and some change since my dad's passing and now is when it's hitting me.  I've been lethargic and feeling exhausted the past 3 weeks, despite eating healthy, working out, and getting enough sleep.  I also feel like some of my usually strong resolve is weakening.  I've been very good about staying away from alcohol and sweets to the point where I have no desire for them, yet recently I've found myself wanting alcohol and sweets.  It's taking a lot of willpower to stay strong the course. 

I understand that this is part of the whole grieving process, but it still sucks. 
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: November 24, 2015, 09:13:03 PM
Klyde, you are the first to make the Gefling comparison.  Brilliant!
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: November 23, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
Dice, what the hell did you just make me watch?  And what does it have to do with friend-zoning the opposite gender friend who has feelings for you but you don't share those feelings back?  I still think that would make a good love-adventure premise.

Although, Memories Off 2nd started off with the premise that your relationship has hit a snag so do you work things out with the main girl or do you ditch her for another girl?
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: November 23, 2015, 05:48:35 PM
"Your childhood friend that loves you is really not hot... like at all... and while you know she loves you, you try your damnedest to friendzone the whole relationship because... there's no falling in love with that face" the game.

If that was the premise for a love-adventure, I would totally play it.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2015, 07:56:32 PM
When I was 12-13, that was when I was a complete demonic terror, particularly to my mom.  Before then, I was a good kid and after that, I've been a good kid/adult.  Once the kid's 14 and in high school, he'll mellow out.  Ages 12-13 are always the hell years when you're raising boys, because with their bodies starting to pump extra testosterone into them (after years of "latency") it's like they're on "roid rage" all the time.  Then around 14, their bodies get used to handling that influx of testosterone, the roid rage subsides and the boys become normal again.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2015, 01:15:09 PM
I want an HOA that's nothing but a bunch of buff, shirtless dudes walking around every so often and then they come up to your door, knock on it, and you open the door and they're like "Hello, we're the HOA," and then they wink and smile and walk off in silence to the next house.

We've had the HOA conversation before, and I reiterate that Meshie's wacky mind onto something.  They sounds like the kind of folks who would keep the property as well-maintained and fabulous looking as their He-Man physiques, and so long as they aren't nosy neighbors, it's all good.  I'll take He-Man, Fisto, and Ram Man as the HOA over a meddlesome "biddy committee" any day. At least if Meshie's HOA screws you up the wazoo, I'm sure they'll have the courtesy to give you a reach-around. 
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 19, 2015, 07:38:17 PM
How about a robo pet? Or if you're afraid of the robots taking over, go for the perfect pet- a pet rock.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Rock
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