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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 02, 2015, 05:18:22 PM
It is so odd how the mind works. Or more accurately, how the mind malfunctions in wake of excessive stress.

I have found myself VERY irritable and abnormally pessimistic in the last few days.

Even my musical selections have been very out of the norm.

So finally, reaching a boiling point yesterday, I assumed my protein intake had to be too high causing an excess of ammonia to build in my system. After carefully reconfiguring some dietary components and reading way more then I care to admit, it blindsided me that there may be other factors I over-looked.

The last few days looked a little something like the following:
Excessive work, piss poor sleep, butt heads with a client over doing a tattoo I really felt strongly about, NO GAME TIME, more work, still no sleep, finally gave in and did the tattoo I didn't want to (cause I knew they wouldn't like it), no sleep, NO GAME TIME, cat naps, more work, call from client about why her tattoo looks the way it does and she is not happy (surprise surprise)....

BUT OF COURSE MY PISS POOR MOOD HAD TO BE THE RESULT OF AMMONIA!!!

This is why, I make a better ninja than a thinking man.

As an aside, "The Cure" really produced some better music than I ever gave them credit for. THE END.

EDIT: The purpose of this post BTW, is simply to tell on myself for exercising broken "Chroma Logic" and letting that influence my decision making.  My intuitions serve me well in regard to art and games, outside of those things its clearly best for me to make educated conclusions based on objective fact and not think further into things where dots begin connecting that are not even in fact dots. I feel like I draw dots that don't exist sometimes, make the connection between self-realized "dots" and go "EUREKA!!! I FOUND THE PROBLEM"!!!
17  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 02, 2015, 05:05:51 PM
MASS EFFECT 2/ Tying up loose ends around the galaxy. I am just about at 100% exploration of every star system but I swear I am not a completionist

 now a word on headphones/headsets.

So I discovered using Sony's handy little USB amplifier that comes with their shitty budget silver headset makes my Sennheiser Momemtum headphones work and sound like unicorns having sex when I pair the two. This may seem like nothing but has seriously made my world a better place to live. ***Happy***
18  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 31, 2015, 05:56:50 PM
I'm bored as fuck with modern gaming at the moment, so I decided to buy Persona 2:  Innocent Sin on my Vita.  It's not bad so far, but it seems a little easier than I remember Eternal Punishment being.  I'm probably just remembering wrong.

Can't wait to fight Hitler.

Man, did I have a blast with Innocent Sin. Thing is, its freaking SADISTIC in how it tortures you through its various gameplay mechanics. That being the case, the story and writing is more than enough reason to endure the titles flaws IMO. An arduous journey for sure, and I can't say I'd EVER be willing to go through it again, but absolutely worth experiencing.

MASS EFFECT 2/ Omega  DLC felt like the devs wanted to take a stab at sci-fi horror for a moment. Not a huge departure from the main game, but enough so to be jarring a bit. I sort of wish more of the vanilla title sported the creepy tone of this DLC to be honest. Twas a download I do not regret.

Layer of the Shadow broker is up next. Time to rendevous with my alien love interest from ME1. Shep's palms are sweaty with anticipation :)
19  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rocket League on: July 28, 2015, 06:33:26 PM
I've done nothing but play online and that's definitely the way to go. Most everybody is constantly overshooting the ball and accidentally scoring on their own goal. The chaos is real, and being a victim of that is not at all a sign of being bad at the game.

Trust me, play online and you'll feel a lot better about your level of talent. Just be sure to make sure your message privacy is set to "Friends Only" or you'll be spammed a LOT

Thank you for the tip and sorry I didn't respond sooner. I've been pretty absorbed with Mass Effect 2 the last few days.

I really mean it when I extend my thanks. My last two online endeavors were Mortal Kombat X and Skullgirls. Both of which quickly had me tucking my tail and running back to single player. I probably would not have thought to try online multi for rocket league til i was getting pretty efficient on pro difficulty (at the very least) had you not suggested otherwise.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RpgDatabase.net on: July 28, 2015, 06:27:11 PM
This is seriously a cool tool you've created here.

I honestly wish more folk became ambitious and created some encyclopedic hub for all games/genres that worked just like this. Awesome efforts buddy!
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 27, 2015, 11:42:29 PM
I'm feeling more lucid than I've in long damn time right now, so here's fiteen years of repressed emotional bloodletting!

I feel a lot of derealization and self-dislike over being circumcised; I project the dislike I feel towards myself onto pretty much everyone, which manifests as paranoia, feeling disproportionately antagonized over (frequently imaginary) slights, and going out of my way to invent reasons NOT to get close to anyone (or even making myself hate them); and the derealization means I spend too much time stuck in my own thoughts and being, frankly, delusional (or writing lengthy and incoherent forum posts).

Anyway, I've had too much caffeine, my knee's still fucked up from when I tripped on the steps two weeks ago, I really need to take the recycling out, and hip-hop sounds better to me on IEMs than headphones.

This is a beautiful and tragic example of self awareness. You have both my respect and sympathies Mesh. I share in a great deal of what you express minus the circumcision point, "little Klyde" being clipped or not is a mute point for me. Maybe I should care more about "little klyde"??? Shit, now I'm compromised...
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 27, 2015, 06:50:39 PM
1000 Pages of Haps. Congrats guys. :D <3 I love ya all.

Wow, 1000. MMMMMMkay I'll join ya in spreading some digital love Star.

Enjoy the love folks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnsnZvR4X68
23  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 27, 2015, 06:42:48 PM
MASS EFFECT 2

Moving steadily forward after completing all my recruiting, I went ahead and polished off Jacobs loyalty mission. Great mission that, whilst en route, yields TONS of element zero. Like Jacob or not, this was a worthwhile endeavor. Now I'm on to taking out a false signal the Blue Suns are using to ransack merchant trade ships (or something like that) and tie up a few loose ends with crew members.

GAMEPLAY NOTE/ I've been playing on the "hard" difficulty (not the crazy hardest, but one step down) and it seemed a little easy for the most part, but the difficulty seems to really be ramping on and up now. What I  enjoy about it at this type of challenge level is how one poor strategic move generally is unforgiving by way of GAME OVER. Battles flow along without frustrating hang ups so long as your positioning and shooting timing are up to snuff but they really don't give you much room for error.

In short, what I am getting at, is they did a superb job in ME2 of balancing the risk/reward factors of battle gameplay to yield a solid degree of "adrenaline rush" to most all encounters. This is even better now that I am getting into more later game stuff and I'm really impressed by the titles ability to elicit excitement in me under gunfire all while keeping me thinking strategically with survival as a priority. I hope this trend of really action oriented gameplay keeps up through the rest of the trilogy because I'm thoroughly loving it at this point.
24  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 26, 2015, 06:03:51 PM
MASS EFFECT 2/ Finished 2 firewalker missions, all recruiting missions taken care of, can't find Ish's stupid package on the citadel and I think now its time to move on.

I did literally everything I wanted to get to except SHadow Broker DLC so I think that is next before moving on with the narrative.

Quick question. Can anyone tell me if Jacobs' loyalty mission is worth it for any other reason than his loyalty? Can't stand him reallly. Could care less about his characters loyalty or the trophy involved.
25  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: July 26, 2015, 12:08:18 AM
I haven't watched anything in quite awhile.

Something possessed me to try out Hulu streaming service and watch a few eps of Rick and Morty without knowing a blessed thing about it. Pretty freakin' clever cartoon if ever I did see one.
26  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 26, 2015, 12:05:01 AM
You can do it Klyde.

I'll be very disapointed in you if you don't finish.

And...er...so will this kitten.



By all my honer as a real life Nin-Jartist I shall not fail neither you nor that kitten.



Well its just about August

What? No it's n--

fuck 8<

Yup, that was my reaction verbatim Mesh.



UGH! I know exactly how you feel. This was going to be the summer of the Vita, where I manage to catch up on a bunch of my Vita games. I managed to finish a grand total of 2. And I plan on having 2 new ones by the end of the summer. Lot of good that did me.

I need to cut my losses with a few to be honest. I feel like when I look back on this year its gonna all Mass Effect and Bloodborne if I don't get to it in a manner of speaking. Gaming should not feel like something you could "get behind" in but if I don't polish these off, with some releases in the not so distant future, I'm gonna be seriously disgusted with myself.

If only I didn't have to work sleep or eat. I would be right on point damnit.

Starting 2nd plays of Bloodborne and Borderlands 2 really hung me up. To be honest, I tend think I'm gonna continue to play and replay those two until sequels are released.
27  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 25, 2015, 06:42:37 PM
Its funny how I have NO concept of time.

I am late for everything, always determined to get done with my day and turn in while its still dark only to see dawn every morning.

But THIS is where I draw the line.

What is it I speak of? Well its just about August, I have yet to finish Mass Effect 2. I was determined to move through the trilogies end by fall and I have been totally ignorant of the calender days drifting by as draw and tattoo my little (non-functional) nuts off.

NO MORE!!

I will not compromise my ability to indulge autumn appropriate games and media because I am that behind on Mass Effect which is probably the best gaming experience I have had since Chrono Trigger.

I am stating all this in the interest of accountability. Something about this journal and community helps keep me dedicated and on course. I am a better gamer thanks to RPGFan and I SHALL NOT FAIL IN SAVING THE GALAXY!!!!

Ok I'm done ranting.

MASS EFFECT 2/ Samara loyalty mission.
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Can't believe they give you the option of taking out Samara and recruiting her nympho-nut-asari daughter. I, of course, did what any responsible Shep would do and killed Samara. I mean, come on... she was trying to off her own kid for protheans sake!!!
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 25, 2015, 06:17:02 PM
Yeah, everything that I read just makes elliptical the better choice, I don't want my knees to be totally fucked in a few decades time. Plus I'm not aspiring to be a long-distance runner any time soon.

@Agent: Yeah I was right - I thought you lived in New York, which to my UK brain means you basically live on the set of Sex and the City and are falling over celebrities all the time.

I always plan on walking and doing something less destructive to my joints and get impatient about completing my distance and end up running! LoL

Strangely enough, I've seen and felt better results from walking the same distances that I would run. Everything I've ever read, and anyone whom I've spoken to about it thinks its bullshit but I just feel better not beating the piss out of my body and for some reason, can maintain a better fat/lean ratio with lower impact cardio.

Thing is, everyone has a different metabolic environment and as such the perfect target routine can vary drastically person to person. Ultimately though, NO ONE can convince me (after being a distance runner for some odd 15 years) that excessive or high intensity running is good as a long term program when you can achieve the same positive hormonal/physiological results without putting your body through that type of trauma.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is brand loyalty "worth it?" on: July 24, 2015, 06:20:06 PM
AweSoMe THREAD REVIVAL BABEEEE, YEA yea YEA!!!... *Ahem*

Brand loyalty. I've got a BUNCH!

Electronics/ Sony everything and Hisense televisions. No one knows about hisense because they are low budget TVs but I swear, once calibrated, I appreciate it more than my Toshiba or Samsung.

Coffee/ A family owned supermarket in the US northeast called "wegmans" has some of the best coffee ever (self admitted coffee snob approved varieties available)

Tattoo Machines/ More of machine builder loyalty than brand per se, Gaston and Soba have made machines that took all the effort out of my "work". Seriously, I will likely tattoo with machines made by these folk until I die.

Cigarettes/ Salem and Camel. The end.

SkinnyGirl/ They make this stuff called "Monks Fruit". I can't have/am extremely sensitive and/or allergic to EVERY other form of sugar or sweetener there is including fructose. I spend most of my dietary allowance on this crap to sweeten my wegmans coffee.

Pencils/ Prismacolor. They are the only company that make a suitably soft enough pencil for me to re-create painterly quality saturation on vellum.

Jeans/ For years, being as small as I am I had to buy kids jeans or womens. Then I discovered express skinny jeans. Adult denim pants that aren't emo-teen skin tight. I own multiple pair and they are the only pants I have worn since I was 23-24.

Cups/ Sheetz "hot cups" keep my wegmans coffee warm like a thermus and hold up to microwave cooking. Amazing space age quality styrofoam.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 24, 2015, 05:56:58 PM
^Can't beat a set of good speakers. Makes music really come alive. You hear layers that weren't there with cheaper sets/phones. After upgrading the audio system in my car last year, I've spend plenty of time just sitting in there, letting a song finish, well after getting to my destination.


Dear UPS,

You can seriously just leave the cheapass Koss headphones I got with Work Funbux at my door without me signing nobody is going to steal them okay.

With Love AHAHA JUST KIDDING,
This Guy

Set up an account at UPS (you'll be using My UPS). Register your address, and then you can "digitally sign" for any packages en route to that address. Meaning the UPS dude will then leave them there. Make sure you sign for it before it's actually out for delivery. It's usually too late at that point.


As for my irrelevant haps, I've converted to a vertical mouse at work. Never used one before. Had to try it, cuz years of click click click click click click click with regular mice has taken its toll on my wrists. This vertical one is fuggin awesome. Totally takes the strain off. Feels natural as hell once you get used it.

Yepper, you summed up my Sennheiser experience nicely. I can easily see me spending alot more moola' on audio in the future know that I am "aware".

Also, the UPS digital sign info is a golden nugget of wisdom buddy. I can't thank you enough for making me privy to this. Its astounding the modern conveniences that elude me in light of my technological ignorance. I need to work on that.

In Klyded news I need to get an exam and some new eyeballs (contacts). I wish I can do this digitally and have my new eyeballs and specs delivered as this is also a pain in my ass. Someone really needs to open a 24 hr eyecare place for vampiric operators such as myself. Daytime affairs (barring video games) trouble me....
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