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2011  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tell me about buying a pet on: December 21, 2009, 11:36:02 AM
Your cat is made of other cats?

Muahahahaha!  Yes!

Nah, it's from a British show called Red Dwarf.  (The "Holly" the captain speaks of is the ship's computer.  And at the end of the clip when he says "choose," Lister chooses stasis.)
2012  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: When Will Megaten: Strange Journey's Review Be Up ? on: December 20, 2009, 04:24:35 PM
The important point is this: our staff does everything we can, but we're all volunteers, and our ability to cover games that have only been released in Japan is limited.  If we don't cover something, it's not because we don't care or because we think it's less important than something else we have covered - it's because we don't have the bandwidth.  If you are in Japan and can offer us some help in covering this kind of big-name stuff, drop us a line and a writing sample.  We'd love to expand what we can do.
2013  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: December 20, 2009, 12:27:14 PM
I can't believe I forgot this - I'm also finally started playing Dragon Quest VIII.  It's been sitting there waiting to be played for SO long, and I finally ran into some time where I'm home for a while and don't have any new games I'm in the middle of.  Liking it so far, except for one thing: I have to get to town to save.  I am offended when games hold me hostage - they should all have SOME way to say "hey, I need to turn this thing off for a while, but I don't want to lose my progress."  I have absolutely no problem with quicksaves that get deleted when you continue - that'd take care of my complaint here.
2014  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tell me about buying a pet on: December 20, 2009, 12:21:33 PM
My cat's name is Frankenstein.  And yay for anyone who knows why that name totally makes sense. :)
2015  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: December 20, 2009, 12:01:49 AM
Playing too many games right now, all on my iPod Touch.

Chronicles of Inotia 2 (an original RPG)
Driver (a port of a PS1 game that actually seems to look better on the iPod)
N.O.V.A. (a surprisingly impressive Halo clone)
2016  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tell me about buying a pet on: December 19, 2009, 11:59:37 PM
Alternately, you can get the front claws removed.  It's really not much different from spaying them.

I think you'd find the same strength of disagreement on the subject of declawing cats.  According to a few different sites I found with a 2-second Google search, the following is a list of countries where declawing cats is either illegal or not normally performed because it's considered "extremely inhumane."

Northern Ireland    
New Zealand
2017  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tell me about buying a pet on: December 19, 2009, 11:02:49 AM
Cats wreak havoc and don't give a shit about what you think :P

Not all cats!  My cat's nice and doesn't do... very many... bad things.  But it's true what they say: if you tell a dog "don't do that," he'll interpret it as "don't do that ever."  If you tell a cat "don't do that," she'll interpret it as "don't do that where I can see you." :D  But I still love my kitty more than I ever did the dogs I had as a kid.
2018  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tell me about buying a pet on: December 17, 2009, 07:47:56 PM
We literally saved our cat off the street, and we couldn't love her more (and I think she feels the same way about us).  From what I can tell, most breeders don't really have good reputations.  You might know what the temperament of the breed is supposed to be, but I always get the feeling that you never know what you're gonna get anyway.

I say hit the shelter, play with some animals for a while, and pick one of them.  Oh, and don't think you have to get a puppy/kitten, either - lots of pets out there who have already been potty trained... :)
2019  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 17, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
We've watched all of Firefly over the course of the last week or so, and will watch Serenity this weekend.  I'd seen them all once before, but my wife never had.  She's not much of a Joss Whedon fan, so she didn't think she'd like it, but I knew once she "met" Kaylee, she'd be hooked, as they have a lot in common.

We also watched the first episode of Sigmund & The Sea Monsters, an old Sid & Marty Krofft show we'd never seen before.  I have 3 things to say about that show:
1) What's up with the title?  Sigmund is a sea monster.
2) Dang, those kids are ugly.
3) Those Krofft boys must have done truckloads of drugs.  I've seen at least three of their series now, and Land of the Lost is by far the least trippy.

And finally, we watched the first episode of a Twilight Zone-like show from the UK called Tales of the Unexpected.  The first season and a half were based on Roald Dahl stories, and the first one was pretty intense.  It was about an old dude who bets a young sailor that he can't light his Zippo 10 times in a row without fail.  If the sailor does it, he gets the old man's new Jaguar (car, of course), and if he can't, the old man gets to cut off his left pinkie finger.
2020  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Any spherical RPG worlds? on: December 17, 2009, 01:01:45 PM
I'm pretty sure Final Sphere Quest V: Quest for the Spheres 2 was built on a spherical world

Well sure, but can you really recommend that game to anyone?  The series jumped the shark in Final Sphere Quest 3: The Cylindrical Trapezoids.
2021  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Command & Conquer on the iPhone? on: December 14, 2009, 03:55:46 PM
Oh, my.  I saw this today and it made me wish (not for the first time) that I didn't suck so bad at RTS games.  Looks like they've done a really nice job.

2022  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Blizzard Veteran Founds New studio, Zombie-based MMO Announced on: December 14, 2009, 11:00:58 AM
You know, I'd say everyone would LIKE to be a WoW killer, but I wouldn't say it's everyone's actual goal.  There are plenty of games out there in every genre that aren't even trying to knock off the champs - I'm writing up a review right now on Fate (yeah, it's old), which was clearly supposed to appeal to fans of Diablo II, but I never got any sense that they were trying to capture the market.  They were just trying to make back their development costs and then some.
2023  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: December 13, 2009, 08:27:38 PM
Finished the audio book of the latest Wheel of Time - The Gathering Storm.  Great stuff.  The new guy did a really good job - I loved most of the first 11 books, but in some parts, I think book 12's actually better because it was written by someone other than Jordan.  A big part of the theme is growing up, and throughout all of Jordan's books, the main characters didn't really get much more mature.  For example, in this one, there's a bit where Aviendha says that Rand's not stupid for not getting something - just uneducated.  If Jordan had written this book, she never would have gotten to that point.

Oh, and splitting it into 3 books was absolutely the right decision.  This one was chock full of plot advancement - can't see how he could have logically moved it forward any more quickly than this.
2024  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: December is language learning month. on: December 12, 2009, 01:24:50 AM
Congrats, Lard!
2025  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Favorite christmas music. on: December 11, 2009, 08:19:42 PM
Haha - I have Christmas in Hollis!

My favorite is the new Bob Dylan Christmas album.  j/k - that thing is TERRIBLE.  Awful, awful, awful.

I'd have to say my real favorite is the Elvis Christmas album, although another few classics are way up on my list.
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