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4936  The Rest / General Discussions / Tell me something... on: April 25, 2008, 12:18:37 AM
I'm writing from Hong Kong.

I hated my job, I hated Taiwan.

I quit, I'm heading home to get a summer job and a cheap sublet from some desperate uni student.
4937  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 24, 2008, 12:33:15 PM
Espanol - Laibach
4938  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 24, 2008, 06:33:32 AM
Quote from: "Hathen"

I really hate it when people decide to take their misfortunes and exaggerate them like this. I agree what happened to her sucks, but reading articles like this just pisses me off because I know there's going to be people that fall for the whole "GAWD DOCTORS SUCK" mentality that it creates.

I agree with you, although when I had pins taken out of my wrist, the doctors wouldn't give me anesthetic because they had to know if it was hurting me too much, in case they were doing nerve damage.

It fucking *sucked*.
4939  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 23, 2008, 08:34:58 PM
Quote from: "Blace"

How do you not have wisdom teeth? I didn't think that was possible...

It is, just rare.

I'm more highly evolved than the rest of you.
4940  The Rest / General Discussions / Ever wondered what dentists do when they put you to sleep? on: April 23, 2008, 08:08:39 AM
Quote from: "Blace"
Dear god that would be awful. I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled last year, and if they would have left me in the room on anesthesia I would have been freaking out more than that lady was

Thankfully, I don't have any wisdom teeth - as in I have never had any.

I'm grateful I don't have to go through that crap .
4941  The Rest / General Discussions / Putting Together the 'History of RPGs' on: April 20, 2008, 01:34:34 AM
From Kotaku

Putting Together the 'History of RPGs' Class Michael Abbott of The Brainy Gamer is putting together an undergraduate seminar on the history of the RPG (fun!), and the whole process of deciding what games to include and the reasons for that is pretty interesting admittedly, I find syllabus construction to be an interesting process that can tell you a lot about the person teaching the class (and a simple fact of life for those of us who want to stay in the Ivory Tower). He's put together a lengthy list of RPGs that will be whittled down (with some assistance from helpful readers) to 15 titles that will fulfill his criteria:

Historical scope - I want to expose students to the historical arc of RPGs, reflecting their origins and evolution. I realize I could spend weeks on mimesis, Tolkien, PnP Dungeons and Dragons, etc., but I'm keen to get them playing and studying electronic games as soon as possible.

Breadth - It's important that I provide students with a wide range of RPG games encompassing a variety of gameplay and design variations. The syllabus needn't be a "greatest hits" collection. A classic like Chrono Trigger may or may not make the list depending on how many other Square-developed SNES JRPG titles make the list ....

Impact - I want to assign games that have made a notable impact or illustrate important transitions in the evolution of the medium

I'm curious to see the eventual syllabus, and Abbott has promised to keep readers in the loop regarding the final product, as well as the bibliography and reading list for the class. Sounds like exactly the kind of class I'd love to audit to offset the thrilling excitement of "The Postwar and the Idea of Japan: History and Historiography."

Also sounds like he wants people to do his work for him.
4942  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 19, 2008, 07:34:51 PM
The Last Unicorn.
4943  The Rest / General Discussions / The History of Interactive Fiction (Great Read!) on: April 19, 2008, 05:14:33 PM
Text adventures!


This is a really informative and great read.

Covers alot of stuff I didn't know or only knew peripherally about Scott Adams, Infocom and lots of other stuff.

If you like text adventures, read this!
4944  The Rest / General Discussions / Earthquake on: April 19, 2008, 12:24:15 PM
Glad to hear everyone's okay.

They can be really scary things.

I remember being woken up at about 4 or 5 in the morning once when I lived in Japan, half dozey until I suddenly heard smashing as most of my cups and glasses were falling from the shelf into the sink.

One of the scariest things I've ever been through.
4945  Media / Miscellaneous Games / MK vs DC......FIGHT! on: April 19, 2008, 12:18:45 PM
The game will have no blood and no fatalities.

IMMortal Kombat?
4946  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: April 17, 2008, 08:42:01 AM
The Appleseed movie OST.

Mostly for the Boom Boom Satellites stuff.
4947  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: April 15, 2008, 11:34:59 AM
Jesus Christ I hope those rumours aren't true.

I've heard bits and bobs of all of them over the past while, but goddamn, that would be more fanwanky than Daleks vs Cybermen.

One of the recurring themes of the year is

It was on a sticker of the taxi in episode 1. The podcast pointed it out and it's going to be part of the
Sontaran plan
, but I don't know exactly how.
4948  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: April 15, 2008, 11:24:25 AM
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
4949  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: April 15, 2008, 07:57:47 AM
I picked up Echochrome today.

Going to play it tonight.
4950  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: April 14, 2008, 10:45:12 AM
Quote from: "Degolas"

Do you mean the Pompeii one? I did actually see it, and thought it was pretty bad, to be honest. It contained all the reasons I got tired with the series.

Yeah, I did.

I thought it was the first of the "new" Doctor Who to feel like an "old" Doctor Who. Really felt like an old Hartnell episode.

What didn't you like about it?
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