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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 23, 2016, 09:35:17 AM
I kinda envy you guys who somehow just forget to eat because I'm guessing you don't have any weight problems as a result. I've gained like 5 pounds over the last month because eating good food is the only thing that makes life worthwhile. Not overweight yet, but I keep a eye on it. I was overweight starting halfway through elementary school and I didn't get my weight under control until a few years ago after I learned what amount sane, normal people eat (aka a lot less than I'd like).

So my desktop kept booting me out of my games and telling me my display drivers were crashing, then I started getting funny boxes on my screen and now I can't turn it on for more than a couple minutes before it explodes. I venture a guess that something's wrong with the sound card. Just one problem after another with this thing. At least I'll be back in the States for a bit soon, I'm a lot more comfortable buying my tech stuff back home.
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: August 18, 2016, 01:09:46 PM
A new Pokemon again, and it probably has the most hilariously awesome name of any Pokemon.
18  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 18, 2016, 01:06:46 PM
The Pokemon episode today had the conclusion of the latest Pokemon League. The fallout from angry Japanese netizens has been infinitely more entertaining than the episode itself. Just as an example, in typical angry internet mob fashion a bunch of them flooded TVTokyo's youtube channel preview for the next episode with thumbs downs (and the extra angry ones did it for videos unrelated to Pokemon of course).

I love it.
19  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 13, 2016, 11:12:51 AM
I saw The BFG.

It was alright.
 
Maybe it's just the nostalgia but I feel like a lot of kid's movies can't really hit the right emotions for me anymore. I always preferred darker things like The Neverending Story or Don Bluth movies to the "brighter" Disney movies as a kid though. Well, then again, some of the early Disney movies had crazy shit in them too.
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: August 11, 2016, 01:28:10 PM
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The supposed legitimate starter evo leak has Rowlet turning into an Archer which shoots leaf-arrows, Litten becoming a Heel Wrestler (so probably Fire/Dark), and Popplio having a Siren motif (with long flowing hair to make furries happy). The Litten evo got some people worked up because some people don't like the somewhat common trend of fire starters ending up with some kind of fighter motif (Blaziken, Infernape, and Emboar). Personally I never minded it too much, but I'm not crazy about the leaked Litten evo- personally I imagined it getting a more nimble-looking evo. Still not 100% sure on if that leak's actually legitimate though, but it seems pretty likely since one of the sketches includes a character who looks almost identical to Mallow, and the leak was floating around the internet months before she was revealed.

Anyway another batch a new Pokemon, and they're all pretty weird, for better or worse. Also intro to Team Skull, who seems to have a punk theme going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py2LxgWBaRQ

Not in the video is Bewear's pre-evolution and a sand castle Pokemon. Mixed bag on this batch for me. Not crazy about the Sand Castle personally, but I love the idea behind the "school of fish" Pokemon. Alola Meowth is almost identical to normal Meowth and Alola Raichu is...weird.
21  Media / General Games / Re: Pokemon Go on: August 08, 2016, 12:09:58 PM
It finally came out in my neck of the woods two days ago, and I'm having a lot more fun with it than I thought I would. I'm really surprised how complex they've made the metagame, the Pokemon have IVs, different movesets and everything.

One thing I hate is that my game hangs pretty often- I'm guessing I'm running into some kind of odd anti-cheat measures they've put in the game when I'm on the subway or when my connection's wonky (or both at once).
22  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 01, 2016, 08:32:38 PM
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I think the bit about Kirk being tired of space is a fair criticism. I took it more as an existential crisis given him being older than his dad when he died though.

As for new aleins, despite what they did with the villain, apparently there's 50 new aliens in the movie to celebrate 50 years of Trek. I liked Jaylah as a character (I couldn't stop thinking about how Simon Pegg wrote a sexy alien for his own character though), I don't feel like there was any particularly weird memorable aliens though. I do like that they had a variety of weird technologies, and on a writing level they actually did little set ups for them before the climax (like Kirk and Chekov getting stuck in the weird goo before they used it to help in their attack), as opposed to having a climax where Spock fights the villain in a fistfight on top of a speeding car.
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: August 01, 2016, 10:48:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZHowhxM0U

In addition to some more new Pokemon, a couple interesting new things.
-Some old Pokemon are getting totally new forms because of their new habitat (surprised it took them this long to come up with this idea). Ice type Sandshrew and Vulpix etc.
-Jojo poses are for a super attack you can use once per battle, which I'm guessing will unbalance the game even more
-It looks as if this game isn't going for the gym badge quest this time, but does something that's basically the same anyway
24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 01, 2016, 01:11:44 AM
One thing I will say is that at least the villain this time had an arc that ran parallel with the rest of the characters and the theme of the movie (identity and your place in the world and all that). The last two movies didn't really have a theme at all. It also let Kirk do a "Trek Speech" to the villain which made me all giddy. This movie also didn't have a character screaming Khan or magic blood that cures death so that's also a plus.

Unfortunately this movie doesn't seem to be doing all that well at the box office. It hasn't even broke even with the budget- probably losing even more from marketing. Would be a shame if this new movie series died the moment they got a writer who could...write.
25  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 29, 2016, 10:44:40 AM
So I think I've said this before- my guilty pleasure anime lately is Pokemon, and something (relatively) interesting is happening.



Thanks to the power of friendship and bad writing, for the first time in 20 years Ash Ketchum is advancing to the finals of a Pokemon League. Place your bets now if the writers decide to let the guy win it all or continue teaching kids for decades to come that no matter how hard you try, you'll still be a loser!
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 29, 2016, 10:17:22 AM
I might still end up voting for Gary Johnson if it looks like he can get the 15% of the votes he needs to get the most ironic government funding ever

I'm actually pretty surprised you'd ever vote Libertarian given some of the things I've seen you post before (most notably that you've expressed support for the "proletariat" at least once IIRC).

Bunch of links

So let's see some of the things your playlist has checked off:
-Claims "neutrality" and that "both sides are to blame"
-Calls BLM "fascist" (btw fascism isn't limited to just Hitler, just fyi) and "racist" while insisting Donald Trump does not fit such terms
-Uses tired alt-right buzzwords like "cuck" with total sincerity
-Doesn't get that getting called a racist/bigot when you say racist things is called reasonable blowback (+5 bonus points when he proceeds to talk about how "liberals" are unable to self-assess with no self awareness whatsoever)
-One felt the need to clarify he wasn't a Donald Trump supporter to give himself more legitimacy (but of course he just so happened to become one a month later)
-Doesn't understand why "America First" carries bad implications (I can't tell if he's fucking with me or he actually thinks borrowing from Goebbels' playbook is a good thing)
-And while you can argue this isn't really isn't really something against the videos themselves, perhaps it's worth considering that the comment sections for many of these guys is comprised almost entirely of neoreactionary jackasses who also regularly use "cuck" and "libruls" as catch-all pejoratives

Think I'm ready to hit the alt-right jackpot. The only video you posted I think has any value at all is the one from ArmoredSkeptic (he's still incorrect on many points as his actually-sane commenters point out, but at least he has an okay track record of actual skepticism and not regurgitating talking points he found on 4chan). The HagbardCeline video wasn't full of poorly reasoned garbage but I still find it a waste of time to hear someone reading an article/editorial out loud adding his own comments instead of just reading the damn thing myself (or better yet, just not reading it at all since the article he read was also a cherrypicked trash article).

I would advise you to actually google the word "leftist" so that you gain a better understanding of the term (It doesn't mean "uneducated/uninformed guy I don't like" no matter how much you want to cherrypick shitty Huffington Post or Vox articles), then perhaps stop spending so much time listening to alt-right jackholes who think they get to be considered leftists, or at least diversify your playlist to one that's not a hugbox.
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 28, 2016, 02:59:29 AM
Let's also not forget it was hardcore Clinton PUMAs who started that stupid birther controversy.

If Clinton loses against a joke of a candidate like Donald Trump it's going to be because she's a poor campaigner (something she's always been bad at).
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 27, 2016, 07:14:00 PM
I think the media is really overstating the presence of Bern-or-Busters. I think most poll show like 80+% of his supporters have already committed to voting Hillary in November, and the rest have months to consider how awful it'd be to have Trump in the White House as he continues to say stupid shit.

Also the young voters that Bernie energized historically have terrible voter turnout anyway.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 27, 2016, 01:45:18 PM
I sort of feel like Assange kind of uses the individuals that blow whistle on his site, in a sense, too? Like again, his agenda's what matters, not their wellbeing.

It's definitely no coincidence he decided to leak all these emails right before the DNC. He didn't even bother to remove all the credit card/social security info from those emails before posting them. Sad thing is that this isn't even the dumbest thing he's done- I remember that time he took leaks from Chelsea Manning and decided to post all of it, including the names of Jews still living in Baghdad- I'm sure that turned out real well.

On that note, let's get Trump in here saying something dumb again, proclaiming Russia and China should totally find a way to undermine US national security.

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“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said. “I think you’ll be rewarded mightily by our press!”
...
“No, it gives me no pause,” the celebrity businessman said. “If Russia or China or any of those country gets those emails, I’ve got to be honest with you, I’d love to see them.”

I gotta hand it to him- every time I think Trump can't surprise me anymore he outdoes himself. I'm still not ruling out that this is one of the greatest pieces of performance art ever made.

He's made a handy list of do-not-dos for future Presidential candidates. So far we have:
1. Don't insult respected war heroes
2. Don't generalize entire large voting blocs as drug dealers and rapists
3. Don't incite and condone violence
4. Don't advocate for war crimes and torture
5. Don't re-tweet White Supremacists and Neo Nazis
6. Don't make campaign ads with anti-semitic imagery
7. Don't talk about how sexy your daughter is
8. Don't express admiration for tyrannical authoritarian leaders
9. Don't encourage rivals to undermine national security
30  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 26, 2016, 11:28:02 PM
My portable consoles get way more play, so this is good news for me.
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