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46  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 04, 2014, 12:06:05 AM
Ah, I see now - thanks.

It's not that the concept of a faction/caste system seemed silly - it's the specific implementation as I understood it to be in this series.  What I had seen in trailers and read on the books' dust jackets is that there are five factions, all of which are positive, and essentially EVERYONE falls into one of those factions when they're tested.  If you don't, it's so unusual that the system has no way to handle it, so you have to somehow hide your failure or you will be killed, and FYI, you're probably not going to pull it off.  And I couldn't understand how that would work.

I take it that the dust jackets oversimplified a bit TOO much.
47  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 03, 2014, 11:05:23 PM
Huh.  I didn't realize they were making a Maze Runner movie.  I read the books, and that series was pretty OK.

The premise of Divergent seemed really stupid to me - everyone falls into one of a few very specific categories, all positive?  I take it there's more that I'm not aware of?
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 27, 2014, 11:25:20 PM
Here's the summary of the (very stupid) comic that Superman page comes from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman:_At_Earth's_End
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 26, 2014, 01:52:01 AM
I tried to play that one back in the day.  Couldn't do it.  The Japanese controls and horrible translation detracted from it so much that I didn't play past the first mission or two.  I later picked up the PSP version and loved it.  The changes make a huge difference.

That said, I also really enjoyed FFT:A. :)
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 25, 2014, 11:29:56 PM
Did you play original FFT, or the PSP port, Annubis?  Because there's a world of difference in the understandability.  (That is, the PSP version is actually understandable.)
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: April 25, 2014, 10:33:00 PM
It made me think to wonder if Crisis Core should count.  And if so, would anyone pick it?

(Also, hooray for the Patapon guy in your signature!)
52  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: I have a complaint on: April 25, 2014, 10:32:04 PM
I've put Bohemian Rhapsody on the top of my "favorite songs ever" list more than once, and I also enjoy Bohemian Polka... but I'm a pretty die-hard fan of Weird Al, so I recognize that my opinion may not be the norm.

But in terms of good Queen covers, I believe the King's Singers' cover of Seaside Rendezvous is pretty good, too.  (It's the song I use to get other songs out of my head, because it's complex and has a clear ending.)
53  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 19, 2014, 01:49:43 PM
I read A Confederacy of Dunces this week, and although I'm not usually big on Pulitzer Prize (or whatever other prize) winners, I really liked this one.  It's almost indescribable, but it's about a very strange, fat man in New Orleans who kind of screws things up for a bunch of people... or does he?  The back of the book talked about it like I'd be laughing my guts out, and although I didn't do that, I did find it amusing several times, and I stayed interested throughout.

Then I read Stephen King's Joyland.  He did a good job with this one, and managed to avoid some of his frequent issues.  It's one of those "true crime" pulp books, but it's still definitely Stephen King.
54  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 19, 2014, 01:43:45 PM
I still need to see that movie.  I thought the book was pretty enjoyable.
55  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 14, 2014, 09:33:50 PM
I love the "spacing" on it:

56  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 14, 2014, 02:09:03 PM
I like money.
57  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 13, 2014, 12:26:35 AM
Grim, did I ever recommend to you The Elegant Universe?  It's an excellent book about quantum mechanics and string theory, and its strength is that it also makes that crazy material pretty accessible.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Music Podcast (Rhythm Encounter) Thread on: April 13, 2014, 12:24:40 AM
Thanks, Perigryn!  A lot of folks put in work on that week's content - Stephen probably more than any of us.  We hope to be recording another episode very soon.  Just working out scheduling issues.
59  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: April 10, 2014, 12:10:24 AM
A Crusader made to look like Link.

Apparently, that's a shield you can get.
60  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 06, 2014, 12:30:33 AM
That makes me want to watch Gattaca again.  It's been forever.
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