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The Helper Monkey / Re: Top Loader NES
« on: July 16, 2013, 04:54:53 PM »
It turns on and does the ole flash-on-flash-off routine.


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Ah, I understand completely. Been there. Done that.  I also get the "SOME nights after 10 and before midnight" thing, because during the week, that's pretty much the only time I get to myself(for me it's 9:30-11:30). And my wife wonders why I stay up so late.

Being a busy patriarch, you need your valuable alone time! Chicks just don't understand. ;)

We have to serve our time raising our rug rats through those wonderful childhood stages. My time to take him to movies and out for ice cream and what not shall come...

OK, now back to movies. Sorry for the parental thread hijack, people.

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God dang it.

I know what's going to happen.

Exact same thing like in the Last of Us thread.  Everyone will (and has, it seems) see Pacific Rim and because of school I won't till it's already off the "hot/cool" list. D:
Then I'll waltz into this thread all PUMPED and jazzed and no one to talk to but a lone tumbleweed as it blows by.

Try being married and a parent. You don't have time for shit. I'm wayyyy behind on all kinds of stuff. If you end up not seeing this one 'til home video, our timing just may coincide (lol).
I AM married and a parent. I make time for the things that interest me. I'm also lucky that at this point my son is 12 and is the perfect audience for giant robots and superheros. Just a few years ago, I always had to wait until home release for this stuff.

How'd I know you'd chime in, fellow ball n' chainer?
I make time for me, myself, and I too. It's called "SOME nights after 10PM and before midnight" (after the wife and child retire). If my boy was also old enough to have a pimple and even wipe his own ass, I'm sure I could have a bit more free time, as you do. As of now, nothing doing. I stay in the dark on current affairs, but I love my li'l buddy!

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Well too fucking bad that X got a sequel then. T_T'

I mean, one of the reasons why X-2 was made in the first place was because a decent amount of fans wanted to see more VII and X universes, so Square did that and the classic case of gamers wanting a thing, getting the thing and then complaining endlessly for years about how it wasn't exactly what they wanted or expected happened.

Relax. I'm not hating on X-2. Don't know enough about it to do so. Just sayin', it sounds like something I can miss and not lose any sleep over. I do get your point, though.

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God dang it.

I know what's going to happen.

Exact same thing like in the Last of Us thread.  Everyone will (and has, it seems) see Pacific Rim and because of school I won't till it's already off the "hot/cool" list. D:
Then I'll waltz into this thread all PUMPED and jazzed and no one to talk to but a lone tumbleweed as it blows by.

Try being married and a parent. You don't have time for shit. I'm wayyyy behind on all kinds of stuff. If you end up not seeing this one 'til home video, our timing just may coincide (lol).

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I never played X-2, but there were a few times I almost bought it... Seemed interesting, with a few somewhat unique aspects. It ultimately sounds like I didn't miss too much however, so I'm content not knowing this "True Ending" (lol). X ended well as it was, IMO.
I should replay X soon, actually. Been years...


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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
She's sort of like a quickly moving need on a barometer.  Sometimes she's the sweetest, coolest, smartest person around, then she quickly changes to opinionated, pushy, and wacky.  No catty crap, she's just really taking things by the horns and, god love him, my brother is like 120% vag whipped (he's usually just that kinda guy).

Ah, werd. An old high school buddy of mine ended up marrying a Dr. Jekyll much like your future sister in law. He seems happy with it, which I would assume like your brother's situation, is what matters. Some people just have a niche to fill, I suppose. Best of luck to your pops.

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:40:21 PM »
Your brothers fiancee sounds like a giant bitch.

For real. Unless there's some sort of previously unmentioned ongoing rift between you and her, that's a bunch of fuckin' catty crap. You're immediate family, for cryin out loud! I hope you do make your drunken impact, if it gets to that.

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I realized how much I love the song "Who Was In My Room Last Night?" by Butthole Surfers. 

Damn good jam. Always reminds me of watching Beavis & Butthead in the early 90s, as that was my first exposure to it.

EDIT: I suppose I should add what I have playing now: Ra - Do You Call My Name. Love the guitars in this one.

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C'mon, guys! Grown Ups 2 FTW!! 'Cuz 90s nostalgia!

I love this line from Variety's review (mainly for the Idiocracy reference, of course):
"Among the slackest, laziest, least movie-like movies released by a major studio in the last decade, "Grown Ups 2" is perhaps the closest Hollywood has yet come to making "Ow! My Balls!" seem like a plausible future project."




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The Helper Monkey / Re: DEAR RPGFAN URGENT
« on: July 12, 2013, 02:03:28 PM »
This guy's up to the task.


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General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:12:39 AM »
Still pluggin' away at GTA IV's missions. I just started working for Phil Bell. I know I've complained about the mediocrity of some of the missions before, but some of these later game ones are getting more complex and interesting. 4+ star law enforcement evasion is fun when you have all 3 islands to race around in. Especially in the car you eventually collect from Bernie. 
I'm done with the whole dating thing. Banged all 4 of the bang-able chicks, so I'm good with that whole scene. It gets tedious and old quick. I'm glad they did away with it for the 5th entry.

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« on: July 12, 2013, 07:54:26 AM »
So a few years ago, my wife and I watched the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime in it's entirety. I didn't know any details of the source manga (I never do), so I had no original material to compare it to. Anyway, we enjoyed it. Solid series. Absolutely hated the ending, though.

So now we are watching Brotherhood, which I understand follows the manga much more closely. Now we are going to be starting part/chapter 4 (of 5 total).
Whoa. Wayyyy better, IMO. Better story and art/animation. I can do without so much of the goofy slapstick stuff being peppered throughout, but I guess that's also part of adhering to the original manga. So yeah, the plot is way better. Much more political and intriguing in nature than some of the sappier plot lines from the original anime. Lots of good twists and WTF moments. It kinda feels like the pacing is a bit more scattered, but perhaps that's due to a compression of the manga. I can't believe how some of the most interesting and important characters in Brotherhood were left out of the first anime....
I don't want to get into any specifics, cuz I don't wanna spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. Let's just say, I think it's a vast improvement. Two thumbs up, n' all that.
To be fair, the original anime was being aired in the middle of manga run, so a lot of the most awesome parts of the manga had yet to be written yet. So that is why it went off in a completely different. Hell if I remember correctly the manga didn't actually wrap up until the month(?) before Brotherhood finished. It was very close and I remember wondering whether Brotherhood would actually manage to have the same ending as the manga or not when it was originally airing. As for pacing, yeah that is because they compress certain parts more than others, especially at the beginning of the series. I don't think they cut anything other than a couple of one shot stories from the beginning of the series (train story and mine town story in the first anime were originally from the manga).

Anyways my opinion is that Brotherhood is a superior version. Biggest complaint I have is that the Homunculus from the first anime just don't fit with the rest of the series as they are mystical rather than pseudo-scientific.

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Also there is the whole WW2 thing in the first anime. Wtf.

Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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I hear ya about the WW2 thing. In retrospect, Lust's whole love story nonsense was... meh as well.

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The Helper Monkey / Re: DEAR RPGFAN URGENT
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:21:23 PM »
I forget what this thread is even about anymore.

Whatever you want it to be.



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