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2086  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Give My Wife and Son a Christmas Album Sale! on: December 03, 2010, 04:03:53 PM
Yeah, you've got some good stuff there. Very tempting. Bad timing, though, as I have to buy my own wife and son presents!
2087  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 30 characters that defined a decade on: December 03, 2010, 04:01:22 PM
And, yes, Snake does belong on this list. It doesn't matter that he was conceived in the 80's, he was still quite iconic the past 10 years.

No, he doesn't. They specifically pointed out in the user voting it was only for characters introduced in the last decade (even if they were dumb and technically had it at 11 years thanks to putting Tingle on a sub-list), and if you were to include Snake you'd have to include Mario, Link, Gordon Freeman (Half Life 2 was a big deal!) and possibly even Sonic due to how tied his current image is with Sega of the last decade, and at at that point it may as well just be "characters that defined gaming".
Well, ya see, Mr. Eusis, I didn't see that part. I just saw the list here on the ole' fan. Makes sense, though, otherwise, as you said, the list would be cluttered with oldies.

2088  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 30 characters that defined a decade on: December 03, 2010, 11:41:46 AM
This is one of the worst lists of anything I've ever seen. If a character defines a decade I should know who they are, whether I played the game they are in or not. There's at least 10 on there that I was unfamiliar with, including the #1 pick. I've never played Portal, but I still have no clue who this GLADOS character is.
Way too many lesser types on there. I agree that a top ten would have made more sense.
And, yes, Snake does belong on this list. It doesn't matter that he was conceived in the 80's, he was still quite iconic the past 10 years.
2089  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 30, 2010, 03:08:33 PM
Watching Sunshine...

Between this and Moon there has been some great under the radar sci-fi

I watched Moon the other night - awesome flick.  Im glad it wasn't another "robot turns psycho" flick; but it was pretty deep and emotional - amazingly played by Sam Rockwell (an under-the-radar actor, IMO).

Sunshine...wow.  I could skip the WHOLE movie, without building up, and the ending climax will still put me on the edge of my seat. 
Interesting. The ending almost ruined the movie for me. It was pretty darn great, and then
Code:
we suddenly transition from smart sci-fi into generic horror movie.
Not good.

I thought Moon was fantastic, too, btw.

2090  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "I hated it at first, but then I grew to love it." on: November 30, 2010, 10:56:57 AM
I agree with Prime about Wrpgs. For the longest time Jrpgs were the shiznot, and that was it. Then I got my 360. I found ME a bit odd at first, but grew to love it. Throw in Fable II, Dragon Age, and the incredible ME II, and I'm totally sold. I have yet to play a FO game, however.

Food - I grew up extremely picky about what I eat, and still am to an extent. My wife has forced me to expand my horizons, and I thank her for it. I'm eating healthier, and with more variety, then I ever have before. We eat less meat, and tons more fruits and veggies.
Unfortunately(I think) her coffee habit is also rubbing off on me. I used to hate coffee. I drank tea, and that was it. Then she started bring home all these different flavors, and they smelled good, and, well...that was it. I still limit the amount I drink. But I enjoy it quite a bit.

Movies - I'm a movie nut, but for the life of me, I can't think of a single one that I hated, then loved. I can think of plenty the opposite way. There are all sorts of movies that I loved at first, then realized they were total crap later.

Music - I rarely give music a second chance. If it sucks the first time, I move on. I can only think of a few bands that I gave a second chance to. Disturbed is one that I didn't like at first. I saw them as just another generic fake rock band. Not until "Remember" came out did I take notice. Still, there were only a few good songs on the Believe album. I really became a fan When Indestructible came out. Great album with tons of great songs.
U2 didn't do anything for me for years, and I wondered what all the fuss was about. Now they have several songs(One, Where the streets have no name, Beautiful Day) on my list of "best songs ever". Too bad they've gone downhill the past few years.
2091  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Why are uber-religious people driven to over-sentimentality? on: November 30, 2010, 10:04:45 AM
Star, I believe it was Neal who talked about spirituality. I kinda sorta, in a odd way, agree with him. I don't believe in spirits, or souls, or any of that nonsense. But I absolutely cannot deny that when I'm working in my garden, or taking a stroll through a beautiful prairie, that I feel...SOMEthing. I understand that it's just a natural connection that people have with nature, but why do so few seem to care, or even notice, said connection? It sounds snooty, but I feel like I see things that other people don't. For me, my love of the natural world is almost a spiritual thing.
You said it sounds like your own private religion, and I would say you are pretty spot on with that.
I basically "worship" nature in a way. Sounds creepy, I know, but that's the gist of it. I can see a similar thing happening with other people and the things they love. Like music, or art, as you mentioned.
2092  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The awesome deals thread 2010 on: November 29, 2010, 03:50:13 PM
I was just on Amazon making my yearly Child's Play purchase when I discovered that Nier has dropped to $20. No way I wasn't going to order it. I'm almost done with LoS so it's good timing.
2093  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 29, 2010, 03:33:19 PM
Guys, awesome idea. For all you SMT nerds out there with Jack Frost plushes, take pics of your Jack Frost plush going on an AWESOME ADVENTURE. Or something.

Anyway since people were asking here are pictures of my plants.

http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh122/MeshGearFox/Meshs%20Plants/?start=all


I love all the succulents! Where do you keep all these plants? Do you have a greenhouse or something? Or perhaps a sun room?
I only have a few indoor plants myself. My garden outside, though, is quite....FULL.
2094  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 29, 2010, 12:09:40 PM
I just played through the music box level in Lords of Shadow. It was creative, I suppose. Too bad I suck at timing based things, and kept dying at the electricity barrier.
Chapter 10 now.
2095  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Deathly Hallows on: November 29, 2010, 11:54:22 AM
Took the Fam yesterday morning. I was pretty happy with it. The three leads have finally become genuinely good actors. The film was well shot, with some great cinematography. I DO think some of the journeying/camping could have been condensed a bit, but it really didn't bother me. All the important parts were there. I would be shocked if the final film doesn't kick all forms of ass. The big battle alone has me excited.
2096  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: were you a good RPGfan this year? Xmas wishlist. on: November 24, 2010, 02:42:04 PM
ba zing.

The chick ones on that blog sucked and I didn't wanna go through pages of it.  Thanks though. :P
Hahah
It was between that or this, "win", tattoo
http://ugliesttattoos.failblog.org/2010/11/19/funny-tattoos-keepin-it-seal/http://ugliesttattoos.failblog.org/2010/11/19/funny-tattoos-keepin-it-seal/

That person had to be drunk when they got that. Nobody likes Seal.

I hope you're joking with this. Seal is one of the most talented artists of the past decade or two. It's a tragedy that his music is so under appreciated while nothing but shit plays on the radio.
*slips off box of soap*
2097  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: were you a good RPGfan this year? Xmas wishlist. on: November 23, 2010, 08:55:49 PM
Basically, I made up an Amazon wish list and gave it to my wife. At the top of the list was Uncharted 2 and Nier. Along with some books, movies, etc.

I'm with some of you guys on the giving being more rewarding than the receiving. This is why I always give to a couple charities this time of year, and encourage others to do the same:

http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f87d4c2a71fca210VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD

http://www.nwf.org/

And like Nuri said, there are gobs of places looking for volunteers.
2098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Why are uber-religious people driven to over-sentimentality? on: November 23, 2010, 08:47:02 PM
Dude, if I saw definitive proof of God (Like if God was right infront of me and went *poof!* A rabbit from a hat) I would never be out of Church! Seriously, eternal life in paradise? Uh, count me in?

Somehow though, I dun think that's gonna happen.

Denying irrefutable proof is the least logical thing we can do, thus it becomes more insane to not believe in God than to believe in God. I like to think of myself as a rational being.
Same here. I'm very much an Atheist, but if god came down(up? sideways?) and tapped me on the shoulder? I'm so there. I go where the logic leads me. Like I tell my Uber-Christians friends. I would really like to believe in all that stuff. My brain just won't let me.
2099  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Lonely Internet People - Unite!!! on: November 23, 2010, 04:35:47 PM
I've got a pretty heavy Chicago accent. We also like to use unnecessary prepositions here a lot.

Instead of "where is your coat?" it has to be "where is your coat at?"


Augh! I hate it when people end their sentences that way.
"Where you driving at?"
"Which restaurant will we be eating at?"
Damn Chicagoans...
*says a guy living in the SW burbs*

2100  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: November 23, 2010, 03:59:31 PM
Lords of Shadow - I'm at the end of chapter 8. I'm surprised by the amount of time the game has spent on the vampire quest. It's been pretty damn awesome. I just played through the clockwork tower last night. It was damn cool to get a modern incarnation of the classic level. Sans Medusa heads!
I remain surprised by the amount (and quality) of story in this, and how endearing of a character Gabriel is. I even look forward to the Patrick Stewart narration at the beginning of each level.
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