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61  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 09, 2015, 06:36:41 PM
I dunno - a redhead can be yours for the price of a convincing argument (in the debate sense) and a trip to Walgreens...

I dated a strawberry blonde in high school who dumped me and went on to get pregnant our senior year.  Working at a college, I saw a kid one day who could have been her daughter (because she looked like a cross between my ex and her kid's dad), if her kid had been a girl.  That was a weird day.  Not because I thought "oh, that college girl is hot," but because I thought "the offspring of people my age who had kids early are starting college now..."
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Dick Measuring Contest on: January 09, 2015, 10:48:11 AM
I don't know if there's a less manual way, but to make text a link here, I put in the text, then select it and click the Hyperlink button.  Then change the [url] at the beginning to say [ url=http://link here].  (But without the space between the [ and the u.  I had to add it in order to make it show the text.)
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Dick Measuring Contest on: January 09, 2015, 02:13:20 AM
Mine may not be the biggest ever, but it is probably the cutest.
64  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 07, 2015, 05:41:33 PM
Hey, I just realized that folks here may not know it, but RPGFan's own Kyle Miller had a story published in a magazine this week!  (Be aware - it's a very different style from video game reporting.)

http://betwixtmagazine.com/restless-up-north-nights-by-kyle-e-miller/
65  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 07, 2015, 03:22:05 PM
At the signing, Sanderson told a story about how he randomly signs his books at airport bookstores.  One time, he signed one and tweeted a picture of it, and got a text from Joe Abercrombie saying "Hey, my book is next to yours - sign it too!"  It took some persuading, but he did it in the end.  He says they rarely ask him if he's the author or anything, but he was really worried that they would that time... when he wasn't actually the author.  I'm hoping that bookstore people would have laughed if he showed them the texts.

I'm looking forward to the new books in the series.  And I heard people talking at the signing - they're still really excited about the prospects of the books that he planned right up front.  Hopefully he gets to them at some point instead of having more and more fun ideas that sidetrack him.  Even though the sidetracks are pretty awesome.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 07, 2015, 02:40:13 PM
Man, how do you ever forgive yourself for having screwed up your chance with Nicole Freaking Kidman?
67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 06, 2015, 09:19:02 PM
It's not just you, Dice.  That play is super long.  The first two acts seem to take about as long as a normal play.  Then we get to act 3, which is the whole point of the show, and you're already done sitting there.
68  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 06, 2015, 05:28:46 PM
I went to a signing for Sanderson's latest book last night - Firefight, the sequel to Steelheart - and he seemed like a cool guy.  Even if he does teach at BYU. ;)  The thing was supposed to end at 10, but he stayed until he got everyone's books signed.  Well, I assume he did.  He got to me at 11:30, and there were only about a dozen people after me in line.  I liked Steelheart, although I know others feel like it's weak.  I'm about halfway through Firefight, and I think it's probably better than Steelheart... but I don't remember well enough to swear to it.  If nothing else, he doesn't have to build the whole world again, and he does a good job of reminding you of the highlights of the previous book and its characters.

Edit: I finished it tonight, and I'm still happy with it.  Looking forward to the finale... next year. :(
69  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 30, 2014, 08:52:11 PM
Hey!

Nah, I'm kidding - the KH games are great, but don't really bring the laughs very often.
70  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 27, 2014, 11:26:14 PM
Thankfully, Viggo Mortensen also realized it was stupid, which is why he refused the chance to be Aragorn in the Hobbit movies when they asked him.
71  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 27, 2014, 01:11:44 PM
I think the Dunedain have a larger lifespan than normal humans.

Yep, that's the deal.  They mention it in the LotR books as well.  He's supposedly 87 in the movies, looking like he does.

I wondered about Big Eyes, glass.  I liked Ed Wood, and these are the same writers and the same director who did that, but Big Eyes didn't seem like a subject matter I'd be interested in.  It is a pretty interesting discussion about kitsch, though!
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 11:30:56 PM
You and only you. Christ, talk about selfish.

I feel like you're being unreasonable here.  Everyone's trying to understand your point of view, be supportive of your desire for physical versions of your media, and recognize the advantages of that over digital, but you don't seem willing to do the same for their point of view.  It's time for this discussion to be over.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 07:48:40 PM
The no ownership thing is pretty bullshit. PC is an universal platform with eternal backwards compatibility. Just because something is digital, it doesn't mean you don't own it.

Except digital platforms are specifically designed so you don't own your content - Steam, Netflix, itunes, pick whichever one you want.can

You can think what you want, but don't call something bullshit when it isn't.

That is true - you explicitly do NOT own the content you pay for.  See the regrettable incident wherein Amazon removed books from people's Kindles.  They did say "yeah, we handled this badly," but it was still a pretty clear statement on the ultimate ownership of Kindle ebooks.

In the case of games, Steam could decide to no longer support a particular game and remove it from their library, which would remove it from yours as well, unless you have it installed somewhere.  In addition, it is possible to completely lose access to an account, which would mean that you no longer have access to the content you have paid for there.  Even if it could be argued that the account owns that content, it is still the account that owns it, not you.  It's a small distinction, but an extremely important one.

Does that mean that I'm totally against purchasing books and games digitally?  No.  I buy digital and physical versions of both books and games.  Which I choose for a particular book or game varies depending on the circumstances.  Under the right ones, I've even purchased a digital copy of something I already own physically, for convenience sake.  For example, when I wanted to read The Stand again, and the ebook was extremely cheap, I bought it rather than lug around my giant hardback.  Same goes with my copy of the Ramayana books, which are several thousand pages long altogether, but which went on sale for $1.99 for the entire series in ebook.  I still have and love my physical books, but it was worth $2 to have an electronic copy as well.
74  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 05, 2014, 11:51:37 AM
That's fine by me. :)  I was just trying to say that everyone's got different taste in movies, so maybe people were talking about Star Wars because they were interested in it, but weren't talking about Bond because they weren't interested in it.
75  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 05, 2014, 11:15:59 AM
It's all about taste there, Aeolus.  I couldn't care less if there were ever a new Bond movie.
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