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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 23, 2015, 09:26:18 PM
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

Strange as it is, whomever does my local delivery never makes me sign for anything. I wonder how he/she gets away with it to be honest because I am positive that some of the tattoo supply I order is supposed to require signature.

Mind you, this is a convenience for me and I am not complaining. Waiting around to sign for packages seems a far greater pain in my ass than it really should be.

Packages aside, recently discovered Sennheiser headphones. I feel like I now need to re-listen to everything because of crap I "missed" before ***klyde is amazed***
32  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rocket League on: July 21, 2015, 05:59:01 PM
That was PRECISELY my initial sentiment. Then the addiction overtook me.

The game clicked with me (in terms of controls) far quicker than expected. I was being deliberate and intentional with my vehicle and shots on the goal in a few matches and it was at that point that the fun began.

I am still timid about going online, but negating the AI problems via human players will be a real game changer I imagine.

I'm still playing daily and its yet to wear out its welcome. Quite the opposite, as each passing day it feels super rewarding to get a little better at this for some reason.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 19, 2015, 05:40:25 PM
My buddy is OBSESSED with those models. The amount of time (and money) he spends on the crazy-scale variety is astounding.

I tip my hat to he who can assemble those. I barely had the patience for the snap together DBZ imports from the 90's (damn rubber'ized clothing REALLY tried my patience!!!)
34  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rocket League on: July 19, 2015, 05:36:20 PM
I actually didn't get a chance to try it last night. I'll let you know tomorrow. Work's been hectic this week, but I have tomorrow off...

I totally hear ya on "hectic". That was, in truth, why I found Rocket League to be such a blessing. It was really the only game I had time to do anything in at all this last week.
35  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 19, 2015, 05:33:28 PM
MASS EFFECT 2: Man, I thought that I was the shadow was the coolest assassin in the realm of gaming. Now here, nearly a quarter century later this "Thane" guy comes outta left orbit and makes me question everything. Seriously though, its interesting characters and encounters, such as Thane, that have really left me with the distinct feeling that the ME narrative (thus far) has been so "stellar" -- Tee Hee

In all honesty I may tattoo "I love Liara" jonny depp style on my arm after I finish the trilogy since she was my first love in ME1. YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHARACTERS THAT MUCH HERE!!!
36  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rocket League on: July 18, 2015, 03:18:48 PM
I'll give it a shot because why not?

Interested to hear some other impressions, Klyde is :)

I highly suggest completing the training tutorials first, then do the exhibition matches 1vs 1 followed on through to 4 vs 4 to gradually get yourself "in tune" with the title. You may or may not find tweaking camera sensitivity helps a great deal. Some other folk I told about the title found the camera tweak a life saver, though I still play using the default just fine.
37  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 17, 2015, 06:22:12 PM
BLOODBORNE: Chalice dungeons. Some layer 4's. Finally started dying again after being clearly over-leveled.

ROCKET LEAGUE: this game can appropriately be called "The best way to spend 20 Minutes or less"

MASS EFFECT 2: Illium events and reunion with a certain ME1 cast member have proven AWESOME!! I seriously am getting to the point with this game where I want to take some "sick time" off from life and just marathon play right on through the rest and part 3.
38  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Rocket League on: July 17, 2015, 06:06:23 PM
I was afraid to try Rocket League (free on the PS4 for plus members this month) after reading about it causing fan/heating issues but massive internet hype swayed me.

To begin, I suck at this game. I suck so bad, you'd swear I practiced being bad at this.

Cool thing is, game is still a blast to play that really respects my time. This week I had zero disposable hours and found the 10-20 minutes (literally) I got to turn this puppy on each day to be very rewarding. I get some random "Mega Man man soccer" nostalgia while playing this for some odd reason which is a bonus. (NOTE: THIS GAME IS NOTHING LIKE MEGA MAN SOCCER, SAVE THE INCORPORATION OF A BALL REALLY)

The support of this product by the devs, making it free, giving out free DLC as an apology for server issues, and just clearly being dedicated to their creation shows here. This is, without a doubt, a cut above for an indie title.

PROS:

+Cars (no personal interest) + soccer (rather play in real life)= Pretty darn fun and enticing.
+ My ps4 did not blow up
+ Gorgeous Stadiums and Soundtrack
+ Every match is rewarding by way of cosmetic unlocks.
+ excellent "cart racy" feeling gameplay (tight, intuitive)
+ feels freakin' awesome to hit the ball, the impact physics "feel" substantial
+ time well spent, be it 5 minutes or an hour

CONS:

- I hardcore suck at this so bad I won't even play online yet. Clearly this game takes time to get decent at.
- Would have appreciated a little more cosmetic control of my car such as in mod nation racers. Forgivable though.


So anyone else giving this car/soccer hybrid a spin?
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 17, 2015, 05:53:29 PM
Waiting in the DMV to take my permit test.

God I hate this shit.

Edit: Passed, done with this shit.

Congrats.

I remember when I was wee young lad taking my first driving test with a huge cadillac that had dead power steering. In short, parallel parking DID NOT go well.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 12, 2015, 05:19:15 PM
I like vegan sausages.

I disagree with calling them sausages. But I think they taste fine.

Totally this ^^^

I am not vegan or vegetarian, but the "imitation meat" products are awesome IMO.

I had to begin omitting all said products as the combo of processed soy and any fluid proves terribly ionic and thus problematic for fluid retention (me if I eat the wrong things). However Seitan (meat of wheat) is also a common one which I love.

Seitan is pronounced like Satan for those who don't know. So... devil burger??




SINCE YOU BROUGHT IT UP, though, tempeh's probably the best solution for something vaguely sausage in texture if you need to sub in something meatless. Truth be told, I'm not 100% sure I can even /taste/ meat because I don't recall it having any real flavor from when I did eat it, but doesn't sausage mostly just taste like whatever herbs and spices are in it ie THERE'S A PARTY IN MY MOUTH AND EVERYONE IS A FENNEL SEED.

For like a whole year of my life or better I was obsessed with making red pepper and fennel smoothies. Literally every night for dinner, that was the ticket. If I so much as look at fennel now I am repulsed to some extent.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 11, 2015, 04:01:26 PM
A few months ago they moved the elderly from the nursing home to a home elsewhere. I just found out that this made this village's population shrink by 20%. This place is so doomed XD

On the bright side, if 20% of the population was elderly in need of care and they are now removed, that should look real good for the mortality numbers on paper (less death be happening on the yearly, right??)

Not quite!

1. Cattle feed produced for export is, apparently, the biggest draw on water in California by a very large margin: http://gizmodo.com/seriously-stop-demonizing-almonds-1696065939

2. Trees aren't something you could just /turn off/ to conserve water, and they take a few years to re-establish when they die off.

3. Fuck California, they gave us Ronnie.

I apploaud your defense of the almond and poke at dairy farming. But seriously man, EVERYONE should shut off their trees, if for no other reason than to lower their water bill (drops electric bill too cause trees take POWER)... I thought this was common knowledge.

almond milk tastes like a river of boogers
The store bought varieties all taste different and somewhat decent to me. It only qualifies as snot-tastically delicious if I make it :(


In other news?? Crud, I don't even have other news today but now I want to draw a entourage of evil tree nuts. I feel like they would make fun tattoos.

42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 10, 2015, 04:48:24 PM
Perhaps you're just using too many almonds? If you want to dilute the flavor, more water to almonds seems like an obvious solution? Though perhaps you've tried that. I don't know.

I love almond milk and the idea of it being really almondy doesn't bother me. :P

Less almonds and more emulsifier/stabilizer is indeed the answer to blunt the taste a bit but it is still inherently there. The difference to me is like eating an almond (love em) vs having something amaretto flavored (gross to me). I even tried making macadamia nut milk, pecan nut milk and peanut milk. None had the bad almond taste and they all still sucked too :(
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 10, 2015, 04:41:43 PM
I wanted to make almond milk Klyde. I love the stuff. It seems not worth the effort though. :P

Thing is, and herein exists my problem, if you like the pre-made stuff because of its flavor you may not even enjoy the homemade variety. It DOES NOT taste the same at all. I've tried before, this time with a new found (false) confidence that the right almonds would do the trick. I spent 30 freakin' US bucks on nuts yesterday to try making the best of the best, only to discover in the end it still came out tasting like garbage. No matter the brand, quality or prep methods it always tastes waaaaaaaay too much like I'm drinking almonds (very strong) while the store variety is far less over-powering of the the pallet.

As far as the work involved is concerned, it most certainly is a pain in the ass. Not worth it at all IMO. I will never try this again. I have better things to do with my time than wring out almond pulp with my only free time for the day.

ALMOND MILK PRO TIP/ To totally upgrade your Almond milk try adding some coffee creamer or heavy whipping cream. Goes from excellent to fantastic and magical tasting with minimal effort. Best of all it doesn't really screw up the awesome macronutrient profile if the unsweetened variety is your preference.
44  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 10, 2015, 04:21:20 PM


yeah so vegemite on raw sweet corn was not nearly as good as I'd hoped it would be

Neither was my Almond milk experiment. I tried making 3 batches and it took way longer than I care too admit, not to mention---- WASTED ME NUTS, I DID!!!!

It appears Mesh, both you and I have suffered some culinary defeats my friend. I sympathize on account of things tasting horrible really disturbs me :(
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 09, 2015, 04:31:00 PM
I'm seriously disgusted at my inability to get substantial game time in as of late. Been struggling with it for awhile now because of my own unreasonable expectations of how much time there is to be had in a day and I'm reaching the boiling point.

MASS EFFECT 2/ Some firewalker missions down. After hearing the DLC payed homage to the rover/vehicle mechanic of the first game I was pleasantly surprised to learn the firewalker missions and vehicle is actually fun! LoL!!
Seriously though, they could have ripped this and whored it out a bit more and I would have been fine with it. Zipping around in that hover tank thingy (technical name) is a blast comparatively to how ME1 vehicular travel was done.
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