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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:53:59 AM »
Forever cursed with Lost Odyssey.
-I buy it new 10 years ago. I (stupidly) lend it to a guy before finishing it, and he moves away without giving it back.
-Some years later, I purchase a used copy online, and the fourth disc is missing. Finally get re-credited after a stupid long battle with the seller. Didn't want to bother with buying it again after that.
-Earlier this year, I buy it used online again. I play through to the 4th disc, aaaaaaaand it's entirely unreadable. Thankfully, this seller has been much more professional about returns than the last.
I'm done with the damn game. Not buying it again. I ended up reading the rest of the plot on Wikipedia, and moved onto...

Magna Carta 2 - Holy crap does this game have some uncanny valley character design. Maybe that's how Koreans do, but I'm a few hours in, and it's still a bit unsettling to me. The large boobs are very much appreciated, though. The English voice acting is rather wooden, but of course, still better than good ol' Milla. The battle system is kind of neat. Especially when "chains" come into play. Anyway, just got off Highwind Island. Checking out the city/town of Azabet. Meeting new and interesting annoying people.

Gran Turismo 6 - Getting to the point that I do in all racing sims - where it's not that much fun anymore. That appears to be the International A (IA) class. I've finished most of the International B (IB) races at this point, and I'm happy as it is with how difficult some of them were.
Now with the IA class, the races are too long, and very tiny mistakes (even early on) can cost you a race. I understand that's how real racing is, but there's a reason I never took up real racing in real life. Anyway, now I'm gonna try to finish up the IB class races, and then I think I'll just focus on buying cheaper cars, and making them ridiculously powerful. ...Makes me wish you could do engine swaps, like in Forza.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 27, 2017, 10:49:35 AM »
^ Dude, if it's messing with your ability to sleep, you really need to go to the fuckin' dentist already. I forget what your deal with that is exactly, but you should really figure out whatever issue there is, and get 'er done.
Have the painful tooth taken care of. Put off all other recommended treatment in the meantime, and then cancel all future appointments once your discomfort is remedied. End of story.

Speaking of exercise, I've found out the hard way that I've been using bad form in my resisted push ups. Been getting some awesome stiffness and pain in my right elbow as a result. Understandably, it seems that form becomes increasingly important as you get older. ...Aging sucks.

General Games / Re: The importance of endings in video games
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:15:13 AM »
At this point, I'd be OK with the end of a game being a fade to black with a singular fart sound.

You make laugh. Often.

Still chuckling at the mental image this invokes.

I would gladly contribute a sizable amount to a kick starter game for that to happen.

Game Journals / Re: Help Sollosi! He needs to play Kingdom Hearts 1.
« on: September 25, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »
I enjoyed KH1 back when it was new. Pretty solid game for the time. The only thing I didn't like was the camera. Terrible.

The only thing?
I literally don't want to replay the game because of one reason, in two parts:  Using magic [during the Ursula fight].

I really wish they retroactively changed the game to the 'roulette' bit that KH BBS and on used.

To be fair, I haven't played the game since it was like brand new. ...'Bout 15 years. I remember the camera being garbage. Nothing else currently stands out that much to me, negatively. I suppose I should have said "The only thing I remember not liking".
Perhaps if I were to play it again today, I would agree with you. Especially now that I'm older, and seem to have less patience for tedious crap in video games.

General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:36:46 PM »
Art's like an angry old guy who publicly rants about nonsense that irritates him.

Game Journals / Re: Help Sollosi! He needs to play Kingdom Hearts 1.
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:26:04 PM »
I enjoyed KH1 back when it was new. Pretty solid game for the time. The only thing I didn't like was the camera. Terrible.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:40:43 AM »
Best not to self-diagnose, though. In general.

Very much this.
I thought I had my own quirks/issues pegged for years. Only recently did I come to find out (through my son's professional diagnosis) that it is something else entirely, which then made everything crystal clear for me.

General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:40:41 AM »
a style of gameplay that has largely died out.

Which really sucks, in my opinion. I get why the genre doesn't have everlasting appeal, as it's not terribly complex, and can be repetitive. Still, those kinds of games are a shit-ton of fun for couch co-op. Some of the best times I've ever had gaming was playing stuff like Guardian Heroes, or Streets of Rage 2 with friends who would come over.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« on: September 16, 2017, 02:29:08 PM »
Don't hate on M&K just because you have apparent coordination issues, Rucks.


General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:09:51 PM »
You know, ol' Frosty, I've been thinking about a generator all week.  But we really do try and live simply, so we can pursue other things besides work/money.  And a generator is a luxury purchase.  Or so I keep telling myself.  We went an entire decade without a hurricane making landfall in my area.  Now we've had two in an 11 month span.  Maybe it's a necessity after all.

I'm hardly the sort of man you would call "handy", though.  Maybe I've survived for too long off my wit, charm, and good nature.  My wife deserves a little better, perhaps.

I understand your views on it.
With regards to living in a hurricane-vulnerable area, I would personally see it as a necessity that would hopefully never be necessary, if that makes any sense. Losing power for so long affects you greatly, if you're not used to being without it.
Not trying to badger you into it. And don't sell yourself short on handiness. Everyone's gotta start somewhere... If they want to - lol

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 15, 2017, 05:37:48 PM »
Perhaps it's time to invest in a generator? Especially since you've apparently been burned by cyclonic storms before... Or is gas not available yet, either?

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:29:33 PM »

General Discussions / Re: Artimicia's Food aid plea
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:57:53 AM »
A blender would probably do a better job, but again there's nothing in the official instructions about needing a blender.  It's kind of deceptive to pretend you don't need one if you actually do.

That's just how it is with those protein/meal replacement/whatever powder drink mixes. They sell 'em under the pretense that you can simply shake or stir 'em up, but of course that will never, ever match the mixing ability of a blender.
Using a food funnel, pour in a little bit of the mix at a time as the blender runs, and it should come out smooth as butter.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:44:10 AM »
I can only imagine what you saw, based on the term/phrase. Glad I never have.

What can I say?  I enjoy getting kisses.

A valid point, indeed. Still, I could never get rid of mine. My wife loves it, anyway. It has survived the whole hipster-beard and Duck Dynasty phases of 'Murica. The latter was annoying. Never even saw the show (why anyone would actually want to is beyond me), but everybody kept trying to tell me I was influenced by it, even though I've had the beard well before that was even a thing. People are dumb.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:08:34 AM »
^ Feels good to be back to back to man-boyhood, eh?

^ My brother in law, with his tin foil hat lifestyle, avoided seeing a doctor for a nasty cyst on his back for a long time. It eventually grew to a near-ping pong ball size, and he finally gave in and had it lanced. He had his sister record a video of the lancing, and they asked me to make a DVD out of it. No joke. As much as they prodded me, I never actually watched it, because I can't stomach that kind of thing at all. Damn disgusting. I am rather proud of the title I came up with for it, however: "Sebaceous Maximus".

I've never had much of a problem with that stuff. Probably all thanks to my mom, who had the weird habit of watching those medical shows with actual surgeries before or even during dinner, and we were one of those families that ate in front of the TV, and thus basically all watched. It was like "Yep, that's a beating heart, could someone pass the gravy?"

That said, I do get nauseous when I see people or animals suffering. One of my rabbits once had a cyst somewhere in her belly and they had to drain it with this big syringe. I was this || close to bursting out in tears.

I feel you on that. Suffering of any kind, I cannot handle. I can't watch those surgery shows, though. I saw one once where they were restructuring a woman's face, and I thought I was going to pass out. Yikes.

It's weird how one thing can trigger a negative reaction, but something with a small difference may have no effect whatsoever. Like, blood itself I can handle, no problem. If any kind of pus or whatever is present, I'll need a barf bag.

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