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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 25, 2016, 03:34:17 PM
Too bad, he's the Dutch Trump now. America came up with everything first, and there's nothing you can do about it.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 25, 2016, 01:55:13 AM
Perhaps another nice example of how the information overload of the modern age has instead simply led people to practice a greater deal of confirmation bias? Anyway, we all know isolationism has worked out great for the world in the past!

It's an uphill battle to be defending an imperfect thing like membership in the EU instead of falling back on a knee-jerk stump speech about the modern slavery of neoliberal policies by the globalist corporate masters or whatever. Also them scary scary brown people.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 24, 2016, 02:19:15 PM
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 24, 2016, 04:39:19 AM
Look on the bright side Mesh, we might get to see Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in the same room. It'd be more absurd than any post you've ever made here.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bloodstained Ritual of the Night on: June 23, 2016, 03:20:26 PM
Mighty No. 9 isn't really "bad", it's just disappointingly average, the former especially considering its pedigree (and that's after you ignore the months of drama and manufactured rage the game created).

So far this game is looking a lot better visually...though personally I still prefer some nice pixel art- crazy that good pixel art is arguably a dying art already despite being pretty young. The gameplay's feels a little sluggish but they're still working on it (that and Sterling's a pretty slow-paced player in general). I'm hoping they'll set the difficulty high for this game- one of my favorite Igavanias was actually Order of Ecclesia, and that was because of how hard it was.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 20, 2016, 12:18:29 AM
Saying goodbye to the new Chekov before the old one.

7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 19, 2016, 05:13:16 AM
I figure threads like this are at least partially made for people to vent.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 18, 2016, 11:24:26 AM
I didn't think it was that bad- we're on the internet, I can quickly find worse things using my Google search bar...or reading the newspaper.

I also read all of your post Kev- thanks a lot for your story, it's pretty big of you to share something so personal.

FWIW Klutz I hope things turn out okay for you. I don't think I've had feelings too dissimilar to yours a while back, but from my own experience it wasn't something anybody could simply talk me out of, no matter how sound their logic was.

If Hathen doesn't mind, though, I'd like to summarize his "filibuster" into one sentence: Don't be individualistic.

I have a bad habit of being too verbose. I try to edit down my essays before I hit post but I'm not that great at it. =P

That's a fair interpretation of what I said, though I guess it spooks me a bit I might have an overly collectivist mindset- might be my more Eastern style upbringing speaking?
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2016, 03:30:47 AM
I mean, I think I get the whole "my id is telling me to be a dick" thing. There are still parts of my brain that rapid fire those who, why, how questions about myself, it's just that meeting lots of people having it way worse reminded me that I needed to do better at what I do, to be more considerate to those around me (except when I'm trolling AgentD and others on the interwebs) and to spend some more time helping others so they also have an opportunity to experience things I've had the privilege to (and perhaps also have their children end up being adolescents like me asking self-centered questions about purpose). That's not to say people need to volunteer all their free time at soup kitchens or something, just that it puts things in perspective.

I'm not saying that "purpose" isn't a important question, of course. I feel like I've seen a lot of editorials that really like to pass around this idea that millennials (which I'm pretty sure is like 90+% of the posters here) have this greater need for purpose in life compared to other generations, but really, people have been thinking about this sort of thing for a really long time now, and the general answers have always been more or less the same.

Quick and easy solution is religion if that works for you. If you choose this path please pick a real religion and not one of those self-improvement workshops where they ask you to donate seed money so you can fund the beaming device onto the intergalactic space-Kia or whatever.

The alternative is to spend some time reading about (or maybe take a community college course in) Philosophy, and you're like me that'll lead you down the rabbit hole of reading about way too much crazy shit in Cosmology and Quantum Physics and such (aka procrastinating from doing your actual work) which will almost all be beyond your comprehension because if it wasn't, we'd be too busy trying to debate Stephen Hawking or something.

Basically I think our everyday as productive members of society is to eventually get the whole of humanity to that Star Trek post-scarcity utopia future where all of us get to fart around like useless hippies talking about the nature of existence, the latter of which is something the greatest minds amongst us are making slow advancements in even as we try to achieve the former goal.

Also like most Americans I enjoy eating.

sorry for the filibuster, I don't know if it'll help but that's just my take on the universe and shit
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2016, 12:21:28 AM
A few years ago I had a similar existential crisis, why am I doing what I'm doing, what's the point of anything when the sun exploding or the heat death of the universe will undo all of humanity etc.

My mom basically told me that I was kind of being a shitty person for complaining about that sort of thing considering how I could only angst over such things because I was born into a middle class family in a first world country (she grew up in poverty in a former third-world nation). Obviously there was a part of me that knew that was true, but that couldn't make the feeling go away. Eventually that message sank in though, and part of it is because I've interacted with a lot of people who have it way worse than me since then (that and becoming more aware of what's happening around the world). But since I don't know much about Klutz's financial situation I don't know if this sort of thing would be as applicable.

I also admit I'm probably in a different position than a lot of you because I'm studying in a field which will pretty much guarantee me stable employment after I graduate, so it might be a bit hypocritical on my part to say this sort of thing.
11  Media / General Games / Re: Inafune's latest project The Mighty No.9 looks Mega Rocking, man. on: June 16, 2016, 09:04:23 AM
I know Sterling said it several times himself through the video, but man is he bad at platformers.

Anyway sucks that he decided to play one of the levels everyone had already seen (The water level was one of the earliest ones shown). IIRC during beta tests they showed a total of 4 levels (Intro, Water, Fire, and Military Stages). I made a post a while ago where I felt lukewarm about the Water/Military stages and thought the Fire level was just okay. Going to have to wait till the game comes out before I can see the others ones, I guess.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: June 14, 2016, 01:32:39 PM
it's basically you except with trump hair
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: June 14, 2016, 01:08:03 PM
Grubbin


Pikipek


Yungoos


More importantly, there's a new feature: Four people get to battle against each other in a Battle Royale. Everyone can attack each other but the battle ends as soon as one person runs out of Pokemon, so you might be incentivized to keep someone else alive to make sure you don't lose.



I can't wait for the destroyed friendships and broken relationships resulting from taking these matches too seriously!
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda Topic (Latest: NX title delayed to '17) on: June 14, 2016, 01:03:28 PM
Open World games are still in so gotta get in on that.

Not that I'm complaining. I think it looks great.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 14, 2016, 05:48:39 AM
Hard to care for other peoples' feelings when the points have been refuted a thousand times.

Same talking points every time. Same stalling tactics. And last I checked, we still have pretty much the same laws and the same problem.
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