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31  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 07, 2014, 04:43:11 PM
I don't know, was it? I don't watch the show. Are they all into comics now? Whatever I saw was met with complete indifference towards them.

It was.  I accidentally typed a ? instead of a . so I made no sense. Sowwie.

EDIT: And Big Bang Theory has a whole slew of people from Roseanne.
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 07, 2014, 02:03:10 PM
The episode where the girls were having a heated debate over a Thor comic was funny.

And, as far as contemporary sitcoms go, I still recommend The Middle.  I talked about it some in a previous post.  

EDIT: Changed a ? to a .
33  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 07, 2014, 01:53:03 PM
I enjoy Big Bang Theory and so does my family.  Some of the ridiculous stuff that happens reminds me of ridiculous stuff I did with the guys I shared an apartment with during grad school.  Same with my dad (and my mom, who moved into my dad's graduate apartment when they got married.) 

So I think the show is a bit overrated?  Yes.  Do I think the earlier seasons are better than the newer ones?  Yes.  Still a solid, show though. 
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 07, 2014, 07:48:15 AM
I just got some devastating news.  My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  Yeah...

My uncle suffered with it for years (her older brother).  He passed away back in May of a heart attack, though.  

Looks like I need to find some more Bike-a-thons to ride in the future.  I definitely want to do the cancer ride every year, but I'm also looking for a Parkinson's ride (for my mom and uncle; I think there is a Philly based one), and a diabetes ride (it runs in my family, my dad has it).  

I figure, a bicycle was the biggest agent of change in my life, so I can use that vehicle as an agent of change for other peoples' lives.  
35  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: If I were to watch ONE comedy show... on: August 05, 2014, 10:55:16 PM
I think The Middle is a solid sitcom, particularly the earlier seasons.  EDIT: It doesn't have that typical "staged" sitcom feel with laugh tracks and whatnot.  The atmosphere is also more surreal/absurd. 
36  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 05, 2014, 05:35:32 PM
I've said it a million times before.  Rumiko Takahashi doesn't seem to know when to end a series.  They go on way too long and overstay their welcomes. 
37  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 05, 2014, 04:18:51 PM
And this is not even getting into Ranma and all his cross-gender issues. 
38  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 05, 2014, 12:23:16 PM
Isn't X-Change the title of some eroge about a guy who transforms into a girl? 
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 04, 2014, 08:25:24 PM
And in looking at tablet and phone platforms (which is where a lot of young'uns do their gaming nowadays; I work at a high school and those kids play derpy games on their cell phones every moment they get), I wonder about player stats for some of the old school RPGs on it.  Like the 16-bit FFs or something.  Like, are the majority of those players people like us who are old-head nostalgics or are they old-head nostalgics trying to get their kids into it?  And how many of us, when we were 12, shoved off our parents when they tried to show us what was fun back when THEY were 12 and we were all like, "that's lame, mom/dad!"  Sometimes I think the only things that are universally fun for kids of any generation are things like skateboards or bicycles.  Hell, the most fun I have as an adult is on a bicycle. 

And considering that technology culture nowadays is pretty much making everyone "ADD" then the challenge is in having the patience to sit down and actually invest focused time in a game or something.  I know even the most ADD-addled are capable of focus, since time flies when kids are reading Hunger Games, Divergent, or Maze Runner.  So I'm trying to think of games that can be played in short doses, but are interesting enough that you want to come back for more, like a good TV serial does. 

You know, along with Inazuma Eleven, Squids Odyssey might be worth a shot.  It looks cutesy (perhaps too cutesy) but if 12 year-olds are persistent enough for Flappy Bird, they can handle Squids. 
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 04, 2014, 01:23:01 PM
My inner 12 year-old is all about Lunar, Grandia, and Chrono Trigger.  After all, they're the kinds of games we enjoyed back when we were 12.  But if you think about it, 12 year-olds today were born in 2002.  Final Fantasy VII, a pinnacle game to many of us, is 5 years older than they are. 

I figure, 12 year-olds nowadays are either playing PS360 console games with bombastic graphics or they're playing quickie app-style games on their cell phones.  Like someone said, the Pokemon games seem to transcend all of that, and 12 year-olds playing X and Y have the same wonderment a 12 year-old in 1998 did playing Red or Blue. 

I think a cool and overlooked 3DS game is Inazuma Eleven (which saw a US release earlier this year.)  It's fun to play and looks and feels like an anime you'd see on TV.   
41  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 04, 2014, 11:38:20 AM
I think the portrait of Chris says it all.  She's dismayed in her hoochie regular clothes and equally dismayed in her stripper-iffic plugsuit. 
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 03, 2014, 04:21:32 PM
I haven't been gaming much at all lately.
I downloaded Rev 60 based on Neal's rec, so we'll see how that goes.

Let me know if you like it. 
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunk thread on: August 01, 2014, 12:18:43 AM
It's clear Dice-chan was delightfully frunk.  

Last time I drunk-posted at RPGFan, I botched up the whole anti-Valentine's month "Romance Novel Avatar" community thing a few years ago.  Oopsie, sorry.  

Maybe I'm not reading it right but I imagine botching an "anti-Valentines" event a good thing unless you were actually being romantic?

This was an RPGFan thing a few years back.  It was purely a shits 'n giggles thing.  

PFFT, RPGfan ruined my April Fools day thing this year (that I planned last minute).
But it sounded fun and wish I was around or present for it.  


I could probably dig up the old thread, but it's not as funny now since nobody's using their avatars based on romance novel covers.  I sum it up like this:
I had fun, almost won, wrote a theme song, ditched a bro for a bra, disqualified myself due to drunken dimwittery, and didn't learn a darn thing.  Best Valentine's Day ever!

No more drunken shenanigans from me, though.  Although I "broke edge" from October 2012- June 2014, I'm back on the "straight-edge" wagon. 
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thanks to RPGFan on: August 01, 2014, 12:15:51 AM
Oh man, if it weren't for RPGFan, I would have missed out on a lot of indie and underground stuff.  RPGFan is also a big reason I'm into Japanese (and Japanese style) visual novels.  And because I often review games others may not want to, it's exposed me to games I otherwise may not have gone for.  Many have been pleasant surprises, and I ended up enjoying something fresh and new.

45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 31, 2014, 11:59:04 PM
Philly was a bit of a letdown, besides the Mutter Museum. The lines were forever long to see the Liberty bell or get into the Museum, so we said screw it. Plus the city was too congested, and had a funk about it.
 

There's a reason they call it "Filthadelphia." 
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