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1531  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Star Trek on: March 06, 2009, 04:13:17 AM
Star Trek IMHO hasn't not sucked since First Contact DS9.

Fix'd.
1532  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: March 03, 2009, 02:26:52 AM
My black chocobo passed it's raising time, and it's head off to the stables to spend the rest of its life.


38/50 on assaults now. I haven't gotten any FLs done though, so that'll be pretty tough to finish off.


I joined a ZNM LS. Pretty lightweight one, but I'm not particularly interested in the Hachiryu set, so eh. I'm slightly interested in the Enkidu set, but I'm certainly in no hurry to get that.


Finally done with Nyzul Isle.

Unless I ever play PLD, BST, DNC, SCH, or DRG I guess. 15/20 weapons, har har, and I just broke my second one!


Salvage is being stingy, which means it's "working as intended", to quote the sadistic SE employees who clearly have never played their own damn game.



But really, none of that is important compared to what I had just finished- picture heavy post gogo. I know most of you have seen these scenes, but I just really like them so I'm going to post them anyway. =P

















Following these, of course, is what many people consider the definitive cutscene of the entire game. It's shown in full-screen (No chat log, no status bars, etc), and, surprisingly (Unless you bought the soundtrack =P) a vocal song is played throughout.








The journey began in the opening CG cutscene of them game, with the Orcish siege on Tavnazia, and here is what is easily the biggest adventure in FFXI ends as well.

I'm not really sure if anything will make me feel the way this mission series has for the game anymore. They've more or less revealed the origin of the world to us, so nothing from here on out can be as interesting or engaging as this has been. I guess I'll still do endgame stuff and do the WOTG missions as they come out, but I can't help but feel empty (a har har) at the end of all this.
Certainly, I can still do Storms of Fate and Apocalypse Nigh, but the former just seems far too stressful for me to accomplish with the resources I have available to me.

Hmmm...
1533  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Star Trek on: February 28, 2009, 02:02:16 AM
In Star Trek X (Nemesis), a human clone of Captain Picard overthrew the Romulan empire and tried to attack Earth (For no real apparent reason, which is why so many people didn't like that film), and of course good guys win, stuff blows up, yadda yadda, we learn more about humanity. I think. Star Trek X sucked.
1534  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Star Trek on: February 27, 2009, 11:24:21 PM
If you haven't seen any Star Trek movies and are not a fan, the only one I would recommend is Star Trek 2, which is one of the best science fiction films I've ever seen, if not simply one of the best films I've seen. It's certainly a personal favorite of mine. The rest of them can be passed up, in my opinion.

And I think I've made it obvious how I feel about the film. I'm gonna give it a chance, but I'm certainly not a fan of the marketing strategy they're putting out right now.
1535  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So I guess stating your a lesbian on xbox live is a bannable offense. on: February 27, 2009, 04:32:55 AM
My whole thought on it was that it had nothing to do with the fact that she was a lesbian, but rather that she shouldn't have accused Microsoft of taking this action just because she was one.

In most online gaming communities I have experienced, from Starcraft to FFXI to some closed chatrooms, the admin(s)/GM are too busy to look through individual cases (or if they do, they do it very briefly, unless you're lucky and you get one of the nice ones)- as you said, reaction-by-routine, and resort to player reports to determine any disruptive behavior.

Thus, like I said, it's ass-backwards users that are to blame, not Microsoft.
1536  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: So I guess stating your a lesbian on xbox live is a bannable offense. on: February 26, 2009, 06:55:27 PM
It has nothing to do with what the company thinks- they have to take action if enough forms are submitted about any one user, and obviously a ton of them did for this person. They banned/suspended her because her profile "was offensive to other members of XBL", not because she's gay or whatever. If you're going to be pissed, be pissed at the dumb-ass users that harassed her, not Microsoft.

If you ask me, I think she was asking for trouble just for putting "I'm a lesbian" in her profile. Why would you do that for a gaming community? This is the type of thing you should restrict to telling your friends on XBL, at most.
1537  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: My own brother disgusts me on: February 26, 2009, 10:20:14 AM
Sounds to me you answered your own question there.
1538  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: February 21, 2009, 07:15:23 PM
I love exploring, Tebian. However, in recent expansions, it's been made a lot harder because of the high-level monsters, along with a tendency towards making true-sight and true-sound enemies somewhat common. This generally spells too much danger for an explorer, and I really don't want to waste oils and powders when I just want to go exploring around an area anyway.

Another rare item from assault, <mine>.


lolAF2:


A salvage report, although you all probably already know given that most of you guys saw me at Dynamis already. :P

Somewhere, a WAR is crying.


2/5 pieces, woo. Not sure if I should go for legs or feet next, though I'm leaning towards legs simply because the feet are a bitch to get (in shout groups there's always like 3-4 people lotting it), and I might start a static soon, so if that takes off, I'm better off trying to get feet in that.
1539  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recommend a Horror Film! on: February 21, 2009, 06:05:41 PM
When it comes to scary movies, I'm not a fan of slasher or torture films.  So you won't see me anywhere near Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Saw.

While Saw is quite gory (It's also incredibly stupid and convoluted), as I recall The Texas Chainsaw Massacre really didn't have that much gore, despite its name. The first one didn't, anyway.

Another vote for Halloween here, definately.

Here's a couple that I love that immediately come to mind:
Silence of the Lambs
Alien
Seven
Jaws (Arguable if this is horror or not)
Fallen
Identity
The Omen
The Shining
The Thing (1982)

Of course there's still the king of horror films, The Exorcist. That one's...well, you have to see it for yourself.
1540  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: February 19, 2009, 06:32:02 PM
GWRAR DOUBLE POSTAGE



Joined a Limbus Shell and fought this guy:


Took a while for me to get it, but I can finally get red of that bright red harness I wear on my THF for a even gayer purple harness.






lolAF2:






As you can see, Zhayolm Remnants is not being nice to me. I haven't gotten the Tsukikazu Jinpachi in maybe...7 or 8 runs of Zhayolm, which is pretty lame. Then of course, this had to happen on an Arrapgo run:

It was definately the piece I wanted to finish the least, but to me finishing any piece is pretty damn crazy- I remember a couple months ago I always looked at Usukane and said I'd never get any of it because it's too goddamn annoying to get. :P

This is one thing I'm glad I'm proving myself wrong on.
1541  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thanks, Japan. on: February 18, 2009, 08:19:13 PM
How is this any different than porn movies that depict the same thing? This kind of stuff has been on amazon before, and even if it wasn't, you can google it and find a million search results, and you could probably download these things for free if you looked hard enough. This has nothing to do with cleaning amazon up or whatever, it's just people trying to find another reason to complain about something because there is a drought of things to do so about.
1542  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thanks, Japan. on: February 16, 2009, 02:20:07 AM
Honestly the rape fantasy is one of the more common fantasies among men, so I don't really see what the problem is with this.
1543  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: My own brother disgusts me on: February 10, 2009, 03:13:41 PM
His problem really isn't that big, IMO. Are you honestly saying to give up on someone because they have a drinking problem?
1544  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: My own brother disgusts me on: February 10, 2009, 02:14:48 PM
Honestly he sounds a little bit like me. Well, thought-line-wise, at least.

I'm pretty overweight (I'm about 200 pounds, and probably around 6'), but I don't drink and I try to keep myself clean. One big thing people bother me about is my hair length and tidiness, though. It extends to about the center of my back at the moment. My hair gets oily really easily and it ends up making me look like a a hobo of some sort, according to some people.

I have plenty of people telling me to cut my hair (For the single reason that I have to do it to give good first impressions for my professors and teachers), but I don't really want to do that (I might get it tidied up a little soon, but I don't want to flat-out cut it off), and it really irritates me every time somebody in my family tells me to do it. If you're older than your brother, his line of thought is probably you're only a few years his senior so you have no place in giving him advice, and if you're younger he's probably thinking you're just being his bratty little sister.

Personally I think if anything, if your brother has any really close/good friends, you should try to talk to them and have them talk to your brother. Getting advice from your friends is very different from getting advice from your family, because a family generally feels that it's their place to tell you where you're doing something wrong. If a friend tells you, it means it's bad enough for them to notice it and actually speak up about it to you.
1545  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The RPGFan E-Penis Thread on: February 07, 2009, 01:53:40 PM
3 days, 18 hours and 59 minutes.

I'm interested in hearing Eusis's. :P
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