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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:59:08 PM »
I'll just watch the end on youtube.


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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: August 12, 2018, 01:41:19 PM »
Flux pipe in my car just snapped.  Yes it's a real thing, google it.

So now my little VW rabbit sounds like a monster truck (and some of the exhaust is now being released directly into the cab...).  Luckily it's an easy fix UNLESS the flux pipe is also connected to my catalytic converter.  In which case a $50 part because a $400 part.

I've put half as much into this car as I paid for it off the lot... (And I'm finally done paying for it in November).

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^ Indeed. I'm sure everyone figured that is usually the case with me when I said I enjoyed Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. A deliciously guilty pleasure, that one.
I loved how much Grim disliked that movie.

A very self aware film.  I actually loved it...

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EDIT: One key thing I forgot to mention, I was very high when watching it. ...Which probably more than explains my viewpoint.

that part was implied

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:04:38 AM »
Skies of Arcadia - This game is the archetype for making an otherwise run of the mill game with one REALLY COOL gimmick. For the same reason I liked Rogue Galaxy (when most did not) or something like the Panzer Dragoon universe, just give me a pirate ship and a sea clouds/stars and I can be entertained for 40-60 hours.

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Wasn't the entire point of Ready Player One to beat nostalgic game references down your throat? 

I won't belabor it, but if that film wasn't aware of how ham fisted it was being it would have been entirely unbearable to watch (though the book was worse)

Captain Ron - Speaking of dumb movies.  This is one of the stupidest films I've ever seen (like a dozen times) and I still love it.  Making Kurt Russell the funny guy and Martin Short the straight man is an absolute masterstroke of unintentional irony. 

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Wasn't the entire point of Ready Player One to beat nostalgic game references down your throat? 

I won't belabor it, but if that film wasn't aware of how ham fisted it was being it would have been entirely unbearable to watch (the book was worse).

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:19:50 PM »
6 hours in and I have no opinions about Skies of Arcadia that aren't glaringly obvious, but I still want @Frostillicus to be aware of it

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going to take anyone who is regularly watching Big Bang Theory's opinion on what is and isn't good television with a grain of salt.

I won't pay for Picard either but I will watch the hell out of it once it comes out on DVD.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:40:27 PM »
My favorite graphic novel book club member is moving out of state...

on the one hand, good on him for leaving Indiana at the first available opportunity

but on the other, what the hell am I supposed to do without my GNBC sidekick??

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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:29:50 PM »
gave up on Fire Emblem on account of not really liking Fire Emblem (I kept falling asleep within 15 minutes of firing it up) so now I think I'll finally for real this time play Skies of Arcadia.

@Frostillicus will be thrilled

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:10:08 PM »
I'm totally sold on SSDs. I recently put one in my PS4, which greatly decreased startup; loading; and install times. I also put one in an old laptop that seemed to be working slower and slower over the last year (booting into Windows 10 would literally take 5-ish minutes). Now it's like new again. Boots into Linux Mint in less than 30 seconds.

Spinny hard drives are teh suck.
(...They're still good for storage, I know).

Linux tends to boot much faster than Windows regardless of your storage device.  So you got a 2 for 1 there on the startup quickness.

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:58:04 AM »
After talking about wanting to read it for years, I'm finally going to start The Confessions of St Augustine today.  I honestly can't wait to sink my teeth into it.  Everyone I've ever talked to about it (who isn't a militantly atheist knob) says it's a fantastic book.

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:32:44 AM »
There are days when I wonder how much of news is fear mongering and how much is, you know, actual news?  Because after all, people who are afraid are much easier to influence because the powers-that-be can play on those fears. 

As a sort of ritual, I watch an episode of Star Trek almost every week.  Been doing it for.... 4 years now, maybe?  I do it to keep up with a podcast called Mission Log (Google if you're interested).  Anyway, we're on Deep Space Nine.  Just watched the last episode of Season 1 two nights ago, which was an episode that featured religious and political shenanigans all over the place.  During the episode, one of the characters threw this line into a small speech:

"We're all very good at conjuring up enough fear to justify whatever we want to do." 

It was just one sentence in a large portion of dialogue, but I literally had to pause and write it down.  As someone with a hyper-conservative brother and a hyper-liberal sister I am constantly wondering why everyone is so afraid all the time.  And it seems like maybe that's the answer: fear makes us correct, and being correct is the pinnacle of existence (apparently).  The news just plays into that, giving people exactly what they want.

It's obviously not good to be completely uninformed, but I say props to everyone who decides to tune this garbage right out of their lives.  There's a huge difference between being informed and being conditioned.

goddamnit Arvis...  way to put a perfect bow on things

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