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2101  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: March 02, 2009, 10:13:50 PM
You liked Mirrormask, eh?  I did too, although mostly for the visuals.  One of the only movies I've actually watched on DVD.  It's too visual not to.  You can't just listen to it - you'll miss out on a lot.
2102  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Impressions on: March 02, 2009, 10:11:23 PM
Just asking, not trying to raise a big stink.

np - no stink raised.  And hey, most of us also like games that aren't RPGs, too.  :)
2103  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 02, 2009, 10:04:08 PM
Mass Effect - Played through Virmire
Code:
What the hell? Wrex goes bonkers and gets killed. Then I had to choose between Ashley and Kaiden? It happened so fast that I didn't realize I was picking who lives and who dies. I picked Ashley because I figured I was already there anyway. Then Shepard tells Kaiden to "die proud" or something and it registered. Now I'm pissed, and even a little sad.
I'm going to do a few more side quests then head off to Ilos

In regards to your coded situation:

Code:
The Wrex situation is considered to be an 'impossible' dialogue tree - there's no way to get out, unless you put sufficient skill in Charm or Intimidate.  I was able to bully Wrex into realizing that the living members of his race would just be pawns using intimidate.

I went the other route, and that worked too.  Can't remember the specifics of how it went down, but you actually get an achievement for pulling it off.
2104  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: March 01, 2009, 10:45:19 PM
Ever since I learned the power of Quake, I've been working hard on finishing up all of the missions on Crisis Core.  This is gonna take a while. :P
2105  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Impressions on: March 01, 2009, 10:39:40 PM
According to our site's definition, the first one didn't, so I doubt the sequel will either.  According to my own personal definition, though, the first one was, and I don't know enough about this one to say. :D
2106  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the federal income tax legal? (USA) on: March 01, 2009, 11:41:56 AM
Did you hear about the insanity they were considering in Oregon?  Putting GPS devices on all cars and charging gas taxes based on where you drove and at what time of day.  Taking a busy road at rush hour costs more in maintenance than taking a country road at midnight, so you'd pay more for taking the busy road.  The funding part sounds kind of logical, but how freaky would it be for the government to always know exactly where your car is? 

I'm sure they said "Oh, but we wouldn't monitor or use the data in real-time." 

But that would have changed to "Except for if a crime has been committed.  Hey, you'd want us to use it to find your car if it was stolen, right?" 

And people would have said "Oh, yeah, that's a good idea.  Do that."

And then it would have turned into "Well, you know how terrorists are, so we're just going to monitor them, too."

And before probably a year had passed, we'd be in the same illegal wiretapping situation we have been with the Feds, but with our cars instead of our phones. 

BTW, I'm not really some crazy "the gov'mint's gonna kill us all" guy - I'm just seeing disturbing trends these days in terms of what they want to do and what people are cool with, and then how the people get all surprised (but not very angry) when it snowballs into something way bigger than they thought it would.  As the now-famous Benjamin Franklin quote goes, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
2107  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the federal income tax legal? (USA) on: March 01, 2009, 01:53:42 AM
Don't part of federal taxes go toward maintaining interstate highways/freeways?
2108  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Star Trek on: February 28, 2009, 01:23:18 AM
Yeah, apparently after the events of the last movie (whatever they were), the Romulan empire pretty much fell apart, and he's a mighty ticked off dude.
2109  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 27, 2009, 12:52:11 PM
Caught Push at the theater the other night.  With my low standards, it was a pretty fun show.  Some people felt like there were pretty big plot holes, but I didn't think it was that bad, and I didn't care anyway.  The only thing I really didn't like was that I felt they tried to make Dakota Fanning sexy, and that's just wrong.  She's 14, for heck's sake.  I did like her character, just not how they dressed her.

(Geez, I must be old.)
2110  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Star Trek on: February 27, 2009, 12:47:27 PM
His stuff is hit and miss for me - some of it I really enjoy, some of it I don't.  I hope to like this movie, though.  I have found in my movie watching that I prefer to have my lower standards and find a lot of stuff entertaining rather than expect every movie to be amazing and then be disappointed 80% of the time.
2111  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PSP2 confirmed by Acclaim dude. on: February 25, 2009, 05:00:20 PM
Me too - if I can't buy physical stuff, I'm tied to an internet connection or at least a computer when I want to buy new stuff OR swap out games. 

Gaming on the go + being tied down = fail.  I just need to look at my Virtual Boy to be reminded of that.
2112  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: February 25, 2009, 02:46:57 PM
Check it out - not me, but it's my new "collection" of amigurumi who sit on my desk.  Dr. Zoidberg, a "corporate zombie" (that's blood on his face - it's redder than my phone camera makes it look), and Cthulhu.  You can't see them well, but he has awesome little wings on his back.

2113  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the federal income tax legal? (USA) on: February 24, 2009, 08:03:21 AM
I <3 Ron Paul btw. Call me a Paul-Tard and I will punch you in the gonads.

What about a Re-Ron? ;)
2114  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: February 23, 2009, 11:08:45 AM
Spent the last week or so playing nothing but Blue Dragon Plus.  (Review to be posted shortly.)  Finished it, now trying to finish up the stuff I left behind in Crisis Core... before I break down and buy Retro Game Challenge.
2115  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Is the federal income tax legal? (USA) on: February 23, 2009, 08:38:34 AM
Yeah, I think it's a case of "just see what happens if you try to get out of paying" thing.  I'll just go ahead and do it.  Legally required or not, I like that the government provides services for me, even if I don't always agree with them on what those services should be or how much money they should put into them.
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