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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 07, 2014, 04:29:36 PM
Yoda, dude, how high is that coaster?  That long rise and first drop in Steel Force at Dorney Park was pretty intense for me, and it's only 205 feet up.  

What sucks for me is that I loved coasters as a kid, but as an adult I have to do coasters eyes closed or I get vertigo.  The last coaster I was able to do eyes open without issue was ThunderHawk (also at Dorney)- wooden coaster, 45mph, 80 feet high.  Yet, go figure, spinny rides like the teacups don't bother me.  

Seems there's a TV show on Travel Channel dedicated to coasters, both US and international: http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/family/articles/insane-coaster-wars
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: BEST game you bought on a WHIM and LOVED <3 on: July 07, 2014, 07:53:10 AM
I remember at E3 2012, one of my colleagues brought a copy of Brooktown High for PSP she'd scored in a bargain bin for, like, 3 bucks on a whim.  A couple of us had WAAAY too much fun playing it.   And later on I found it in a bargain bin for $3.  That game is friggin' addictive.  One of my real life/non-RPGFan friends said he was addicted for a week straight.  

Revelations: Persona was a bit of a whim purchase for me as well.  My story with it is similar to Tomara's and Vandal Hearts.  I wasn't into it at first, shelved it, thought about trading it in for Star Ocean 2 when it came out, had nothing to play till SO2's release, gave Revelations: Persona another shot, and absolutely LOVED it! 
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New NIS announcements - Battle Princess Arcadia and Fencer Fairy F for NA on: July 06, 2014, 08:30:37 PM
I have a review of Battle Princess of Arcadias forthcoming. 
34  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: July 06, 2014, 08:21:26 PM
Brandon Sanderson also wrote a YA book called Steelheart that was pretty good, if you'd like more of his stuff, but along those lines.

Aside from Alloy of Law (and Mistborn, natch), I have that Sanderson novella Legion that I still need to read.  That intrigued me because it was like Persona.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 06, 2014, 11:52:39 AM
Anyway, haps.  Between all the festivals my band's playing and the time we're spending in the studio this summer, I'm riding in the Philly Bike-a-Thon July 13.  65 mile bike ride for American Cancer Society.  Should be awesome.  I gotta start training for that, so no booze for a month.  Wish me luck! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/CommunityFundraisingPages/CFPFY12ECBike?px=37477931&pg=personal&fr_id=62211

One week till the Bike-a-Thon.  I'm both excited and nervous.  I'm nervous-cited.  I'm excited for the most epic ride I'll be taking and also a little nervous if I've been training enough. 
36  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: July 06, 2014, 09:04:29 AM
After finishing the Mistborn trilogy, I needed some lighter reading.  So I started the Divergent series, because I absolutely loved the movie.  My conversation with other 'fanners about its concepts can be seen here: http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=2650.msg331060#msg331060

So far, the reading is brisk and enjoyable.  It's YA fiction so the descriptions aren't as vivid or detailed as in Lord of the Rings or Song of Ice and Fire but they serve their purpose.  Divergent resonated with me more than the Hunger Games films so I wanted to read those first.  I'll eventually read Hunger Games.  

I kinda wonder if books like Divergent or Hunger Games could be thought of as the 1984, Brave New World, or Fahrenheit 451 for this generation of young adults.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 05, 2014, 06:50:04 PM
Man, that was a brilliant move switching Krul for Cillesson befor penalty kicks.  Krul is taller and he was fresher so he got the crucial saves.  And props to Costa Rica.  That team has been scrappy as he'll and put up one hell of a fighting performance.

38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 05, 2014, 02:34:29 PM
So we have Germany vs Brazil on one side and Argentina vs (Netherlands/Costa Rica winner). 

Go Oranje!  Costa Rica had an awesome little Cinderella story, but I think it ends today.  Netherlands is a powerhouse team and they've been playing very well this cup. 

I still think it'll be a Netherlands-Germany final with a Brazil-Argentina third place match. 
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 02, 2014, 07:57:51 PM
I liked the Costa Rica one, actually.  And Netherlands was pretty badass with the robo lion and everything. 
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 02, 2014, 04:13:15 PM
Sailor Jupiter is baking a cake for Goosey's birthday?  I'm sooooo there!!!!

Jupiter was the 'not cute' sailor =/
Will Mercury be there also?

Not cute?  Dude, Sailor Jupiter is attractive.  And she can throw down in the kitchen with them cakes 'n pies.  You keep your Mercury, more Jupiter for me, Goosey, and Agent D; though D gets first dibs on the cake and pie, it being his birthday and all. 
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 02, 2014, 09:15:10 AM
Sailor Jupiter is baking a cake for Goosey's birthday?  I'm sooooo there!!!!
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 01, 2014, 09:34:45 PM
Easy for you to say.  For all we know, D probably has some kind of situation (be it family's health, financial, etc.) where he can't move yet.  I don't know.  All I'm saying is "just move" is easier said than done.  EDIT: And since he lives in NYC, it's expensive as sin to live there.

Hell, I had to move back in with the folks back in '08 when the economy collapsed, and with the school loan debt I'm carrying I can't afford to move out any time soon.  Sucks.  Especially since I lived most of my adult life from 18-30 away from home.  Of course, a lot of folks in our age bracket had to move back home for financial reasons.  

On the one hand, yeah, I'd love to have a place of my own (though I can't afford it yet.)  On the other hand, when the folks retire and move to South Carolina or something, then I'll inherit the house so perhaps I can hang with the folks a little while longer.  
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: July 01, 2014, 07:25:00 PM
Tim Howard was on point. 

And I gotta love him and Alejandro Bedoya since they're both from my home state of New Jersey.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 30, 2014, 05:38:55 PM
I'm sure there are subtle differences between footvolley/futvolei and sepak takraw, but it's basically the same idea.  I figure once that sport catches on globally, then international rules will be made. 

As for World Cup, I think Netherlands will beat Costa Rica, but the Ticos will definitely put up a fight against Clockwork Orange.  

And this is a nice little article.  Cool to know that despite foreign opinion of America being perhaps the lowest it's been in an entire generation, the power of futbol has everyone liking America again. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/u-s--becoming-fan-favorite-of-other-world-cup-team-nations-224510530.html
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World Cup 2014 (starts June 12, kiddies!) on: June 29, 2014, 06:56:13 PM
Bullshit yellow cards (and red card) on Duarte!  Still, Costa Rica kicked ass with only 10 men through it all.  Their goalie had some clutch saves.  Greece was pretty sloppy in the latter portions.  They couldn't capitalize on the man advantage.   Costa Rica 100% deserved that win!  They were the better team.  
Oh, and you all should check out the sport footvolley.  It's pretty insane.  It's beach volleyball meets soccer meets hackey sack.      
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