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1576  The Rest / General Discussions / Thinks you hate/hated about your college campus. on: April 25, 2008, 03:04:42 AM
Roadblock quests. The streets and pathways were blocked so often for (invisible) construction work that it will make a generic RPG cry out in shame.

Towers. My building was a tower and elevators were not always available. Fun.
1577  The Rest / General Discussions / Power Down - The Most Useless Power Ups in Videogames on: April 11, 2008, 02:53:28 PM
Quote from: "Degolas"
Quote from: "Tomara"
sex Mewtwos


Hot.

I absolutely love how you beat a bully in a Pokemon match just like in the cartoon though!


Gotta love late-night typo's... -_-'

And he threw rocks at me! Rocks! Of course I made him eat blizzard! I was such an awesome nerdy girl.

Too bad he has forgotten about it and uses even bigger rocks now. I wonder if he's up for a game of Tetris...
1578  The Rest / General Discussions / Power Down - The Most Useless Power Ups in Videogames on: April 10, 2008, 06:23:34 AM
I don't agree with the worthlessness of the sleep spell. Sure, it's useless in your average bash-X-to-win kind of RPG, but I can think of plenty of games where the sleep spell is a lifesaver.

The sleep staff in Fire Emblem is great fun and I can't imagine finishing some maps without it. Same with the beserk staff and others.

Back in the days of Red and Blue I used to be one of the best Pokémon players of the Netherlands. ... Okay, not exactly something to be proud of, but I did win the respect of a bully by beating him in a Pokémon match where he used sex Mewtwos. Jinx with that sleep move, double team, the move that deals damage equal to level and rest took care of most of them. Hah!

Status ailments are also very useful in the MegaTen games.
1579  The Rest / General Discussions / Wii shorteges may end later this year on: March 31, 2008, 02:47:07 AM
Meh, there is a shortage in Europe as well. The fact that I was able to buy one surprised even the store that sold it. An employee at another gamestore wanted to bask in my amazing luck.
1580  The Rest / General Discussions / DICE NEEDS HELP- advertising class questionnaire! on: March 30, 2008, 02:42:16 PM
1. Do you smoke cigarettes?
No.

If no, skip to question 12.

12. If you do not smoke, why not?
My lungs aren't all that great. If second hand smoke causes a coughing fit, I'd rather not try first hand smoke. Also, it's expensive.

13. What brand of cigarettes first comes to mind?
Malboro

14. Name some other cigarette brands/companies you have heard of.
Sorry... I can't even recall the name of the stuff my parents have been smoking for the past twenty years...

15. Have you noticed any recent against smoking advertisements?
Yes.

16. Have you seen/heard of the series of Stupid.ca advertisements?
No.

21. What’s your opinion of cigarettes?
People are free to smoke, as long as they don't bother others.

22. What’s your opinion of cigarette products?
No opinion.

23. What’s your opinion of cigarette companies?
No opinion.



DEMOGRAPHICS

24. What is your gender?
[Female]

25. What is your age?
[19-25]

26. What is your current occupation?
(Circle any that apply)
[part-time employee]

27. Approx. Annual Income:
[$5,000 – 10,000]
1581  The Rest / General Discussions / Mexican emo kids are getting their asses kicked. on: March 30, 2008, 05:07:23 AM
Quote from: "Vanguard"
I don't know about them disappearing anytime soon. I'm pretty sure that's what they said about hippies, punks, metalheads, etc... If by go away, you mean, the lifestyle will eventually no longer be commercially viable or relevant to a specific generation/age age group, then I agree.


Most of the emo-kids I encountered were 14-17 years old. I haven't seen any that were older than that. My guess is that most of them grow out of it within a few years.
1582  The Rest / General Discussions / Mexican emo kids are getting their asses kicked. on: March 29, 2008, 03:28:04 PM
Five years ago, my favorite black sweater with a hood was just that, a black hooded sweater. Now it's emo and apparantly I'm emo for wearing it. Stupid emo, give me back my sweater! >_<

I'm not going to beat anyone up though. I wouldn't know who to beat up anyway. The lines between emo and not emo are rather vague and I've never seen it as a large, organised sub-culture. A war on emoes sounds just plain stupid. Want to fight them? Just ignore them and they'll disappear eventually. Not giving attention whores any attention is super effective.
1583  The Rest / General Discussions / So what makes YOUR contry so great? on: March 29, 2008, 03:11:33 PM
Likes: Good social security without the financial problems France and Great Brittain have at the moment. Many people complain about our health care system, but it could be a lot worse.

Dislikes: The growing discrimination against muslims. All the hatred is scary sometimes. One of our most vocal politicians goes on and on about how that religion is extremist and evil...

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Dislikes: I don't like my country's views/actions towards/lack of knowledge of other countries and their people.


Holland and the Netherlands are the same, though Holland is more of an unofficial name :P Where does the confusion come from? Centuries ago, most of the economic activity found place in the two western provinces: North and South Holland and the name stuck :P
1584  The Rest / General Discussions / I failed to think of a sex reference with the word stump.... on: March 27, 2008, 03:07:09 AM
It sounds a lot like the Dutch mis(s)-verkiezingen, a pageant for young women with a disability. That's a popular show and everyone is enthousiastic about it nowadays.
1585  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: March 24, 2008, 02:21:43 PM
I'm officialy a college drop-out now. Again.

I just entered the exciting world of videogame journalism. I get paid to play games and state my opinion :D
1586  The Rest / General Discussions / Gamestop? Mo' liek, Gamegestapo! Or, "The Game Stops He on: March 17, 2008, 03:25:57 AM
Could be worse. Every chain store in the Netherlands takes every game out of the case and displays every case, because you totally need encounter 14 copies of Fifa 2008 when browsing through their games. Yes, I counted them.

But it could be worse. I once tried to buy Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII at the Free Record Shop (the name of the store is a LIE). After a few minutes of rummaging around behind the counter the employee had some great news.
Employee: Sorry, we lost the disc
Me: Sorry, you just lost a paying customer

A week later or so I was in the FRS again and saw the RotKVII case again. I took it to the counter and the employee didhis thing. After a few minutes,"Sorry, we lost the disc."

>_<
1587  The Rest / General Discussions / Naruto Kills on: March 15, 2008, 02:21:35 PM
Maybe it's a cultural thing. Blame a 'bad' influence to avoid being blamed yourself. I see that a lot in news articles about Americans doing stupid things <_<
1588  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: February 09, 2008, 04:49:12 AM
I have Asperger Syndrome. No, not the kind of "Hey, look at me, I'm special! " kind of Asperger syndrome people use as an excuse to be assholes on the internet. I have an actual diagnosis and all that.

Social situations can be very awkward and unpleasant for me. It is difficult for me to engage in a conversation with more than one person at a time. Body language is something I do not understand, unless I pay special attention to it.

I'm not very good at recognising emotions either. It does not mean I'm insensitive, the way people show emotions to me is just confusing. The worst mistake I've ever made was mistaking crying for laughter. I couldn't place the sound the girl made. Had I looked at the big picture, I would have known she was crying, because her friend has just fainted and she had told that reminded her of something that had happened to her grandmother. But I'm not very good at grasping the bigger picture, I see details and connections between the details. And when I'm stressed, it becomes hard to even see the connections.

Because I focus on the details and not the big picture, some sorts of school assignments are rather difficult for me. Large assignments are problematic, because they require a lot of planning and you're allowed to focus on details, since that would ruin the assignment as a whole.

Noise is also a problem for me. Usually people have a filter that helps them block irrelevant sounds so they can concentrate on, for instance, a conversation. I don't have that filter, atleast not a filter that is really helpful. It is almost everything or nothing for me. When following a conversation I also hear the bird chirping outside, the music the neighbours are listening too, my sister throwing a candy wrapper into the trashbin etc. It is that or being obvlious to the sounds around me, which is actually rather dangerous when you're supposed to pay attention to the other people on the road... It is one of the reason why I don't want to drive a car.

Though I don't think I'm special, the attention I get does make me feel special sometimes. For instance, 17,000 students attend the same university as me, yet the university magazine wants to interview me and a few others, just because we attend university. Oh, and have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In the Netherlands ASDs are considered a handicap. I don't feel disabled or handicapped or whatever is the political correct word these days. It is true that there are many jobs I can't do and it seems unlikely I will ever be able to have a fulltime job, but... No, I feel like a normal person with some problems and my problems just happen to get in the way of things that are considered normal...
1589  The Rest / General Discussions / Majesco gets the Steambot spinoff, behold the results on: February 05, 2008, 04:02:32 AM
The game sounds like fun and I want to play it, but I'll have to make sure nobody ever sees that cover. I thought we had left that kind of crap in the nineties.
1590  The Rest / General Discussions / So what do you do offline? on: January 27, 2008, 04:28:16 AM
Quote from: "superflat"


My super-ideal-dream job would be in video games journalism, but I lack initiative (which is one of the reasons for my gamer ADD) and I procrastinate like a motherfucker, so I doubt that'll happen. But in general, I would certainly rather have an enjoyable job that pays less than a boring job that pays a lot. That might change once I'm living on my own though. We shall see.


I have an actual disorder and I'm getting there, so don't use your so-called gamer ADD as an excuse :P If you really want to get a job in games journalism, start working! There are always websites looking for new writers and writing for a website is a good way to get experience. It may also earn you some handy connections  to the industry.
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