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1696  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Oh man, The Simpsons hits the twenty year mark tonight. on: September 29, 2008, 04:59:37 PM
I feel that while Family Guy and American Dad both have good moments, I think most people would agree with me that's it's not going to leave a mark anywhere near as big as The Simpsons has. I do think that The Simpsons has become weaker over the years, but I still think its superior to at least those other two shows simply for the characters (Guess Dincrest explains it much better than I do). I haven't seen many American Dad episodes but Family Guy just tends to annoy me.

But on topic, how was the episode? I have no idea if I could even access The Simpsons here outside of DVDs. :P
1697  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Oh man, The Simpsons hits the twenty year mark tonight. on: September 28, 2008, 10:47:53 PM
Even if it may've worn out its welcome I'd still rather watch it than almost any other animated sitcom

Amen. It boggles my mind why everyone thinks Family Guy is funny.
1698  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rumor: Mega Man 9 being made on: September 26, 2008, 10:54:50 PM
Kinda lame that harder difficulty levels are something you have to pay for.

Man, I've been listening to the stage music on youtube and stuff...I'm pumped and ready for this game. It can't come out on XBL any sooner. =P
1699  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 25, 2008, 07:14:53 AM
I /search you every time I get on...I can never seem to catch you on, heh.

Anyway, got MNK to level 21. Named my chocobo in true FFXI alliteration fashion- GrueneGingembre. Yeah, it's in one word like that, kind of annoying that they do that.
1700  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mind-reading technology on: September 24, 2008, 10:45:18 AM
I don't think it's possible to literally "read your thoughts"- so i don't think you need to worry about that. And as far as ethics go, this really is no different from people listening in on your private phone calls.
1701  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: World's Most Disgusting Apartment! on: September 24, 2008, 05:20:33 AM
I'm still more amused by the beer can house. :P
1702  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mind-reading technology on: September 24, 2008, 12:48:58 AM
And why implement pheromone detection in the first place?

Chemical signals given by the body can potentially tell people monitoring some supporting evidence they might need to accuse people of being a terrorist. And god only knows how much evidence you need from an unreliable scan like this to get anyone to believe you.
1703  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Even better than Losfer's Topic. MEGAMAN: THE MOVIE on: September 24, 2008, 12:34:44 AM

In some way, I'm actually looking forward to seeing it only because he's taking it so damn seriously. :P
1704  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 22, 2008, 08:28:09 AM
Been working on MNK a bit recently. Level 16 atm. You should let me play with you sometime Parn. :P

 Not much to say about my chocobo, still trying to decide on a name.

I want to use my assault tags for something, they've been rotting for a while now, and it'd be nice to do some assaults, Nyzul or not- though it'd be nice to get myself a Nyzul katana so I can learn Blade: Kamu.

Then again, I don't think I want to go get 5250 WS points or whatever the hell was required.
1705  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 18, 2008, 01:04:05 AM
Uh oh, double post!

Well I got back into doing sky a bit last weekend, but nothing good really dropped. I'm not even going to bother posting a shot. :P

In other news, I've been doing some more laid-back stuff in game, most notably chocobo raising.

I'm surprised at how much fun I'm having with it, guess I should've done it sooner.

Aw, ain't she cute. Well anyway, I need help coming up with a name now.  There's a pretty decent amount of words to make up a name with, but I'm having a hard time deciding. I was going to do "Face Destroyer" until I realized that'd probably only be funny the few times I said it. :P
1706  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Macross Frontier on: September 15, 2008, 07:40:30 PM
It's not splitting hairs at all. Robotech went out of its way to dumb down what was happening in Macross, and completely ignores certain principles that carry from Macross through to all its descendants. From Protoculture to the origins of the Zentraedi, etc. In Robotech, the relationship between the Zentraedi and Humans is coincidental. In Macross, it's one of the fundamental pieces of the story.

I would argue that's because back when Robotech was created none of the other Macross shows were out (At least, none of the major ones, to my knowledge).

The origin of the Macross itself is changed (It became Zor's battle fortress instead of a casualty from the Supervision Army). The future of Max and Miriya changes immensely (2 daughters instead of 7? What?). The whole Zentran-Human interspecies thing is dispensed with, and Robotech largely ignores the three Zentraedi visitors who sneak onboard the Macross.

I guess if things like that are important to you, you can watch Macross again, but I picked up a lot of those things just from watching Do You Remember Love? and Macross 7. Me personally, I understand why lots of purists demand people watch the original Macross, but I don't really feel like going through 26 (39? Shows how much I know) more episodes so I can get superfluous information like that which I picked up watching OVAs and the other series along the way anyway.
1707  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Macross Frontier on: September 15, 2008, 09:22:21 AM
I would encourage you to watch the original SDF Macross. It's a far, far better told story than Robotech's bastardisation. Similarly, Mospaeda is better on its own; I can't say the same for Southern Cross though.

I wouldn't, personally. It's more or less the same thing with only one major difference that will confuse you as far as continuity goes if you watch Robotech first (Protoculture). I mean, yeah, the writing was dumbed down to fit children but I watched Robotech Macross Saga and thought it was perfectly fine. I find the difference in experience with watching Robotech and Macross is really splitting hairs. Hate Harmony Gold all you want, but I think people are way too hard on Robotech itself.

I'm going to want for Macross F to finish before watching the thing. I heard that it drags really badly after the first few episodes though.
1708  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Japanese speakers! A little help, please? on: September 14, 2008, 11:16:15 AM
Nope, not Japanese. Probably Cybertronian because it doesn't look like it's any other language I know of.
1709  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mmm... Yum! on: September 13, 2008, 01:31:38 AM
I don't understand repulsive food lists that lists bugs so much. And rats? Really?

In the majority of human cultures, bugs are seen as a viable food source, very rich in protein- not to mention anybody who has basic survival skills would know the first thing you should eat in the wild is bugs since it's much easier to find them than any other food source.

I don't see how eating a dog is different from eating, say, a pig. There's lots of people who have pigs as pets- the only reason we think eating dogs is morally reprehensible is because we get hammered by the fact that dogs are somehow above the other animals we usually eat.

....well okay, I guess they are smarter usually.
1710  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Your New Forum Updates on: September 13, 2008, 12:40:11 AM
Cumulative. As I said, I want to find a way to make it more effective as a rep system. I'm gonna look for a by-topic mod for it. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Also: You OUTSPOKEN MEMBER OF A SAME-SEX ROMANTIC ARRANGEMENT WHO MIGHT BE ON FIREs now have all the Sephiroth you need. Go forth.

Honestly, I'm not sure if it's possible to make it effective at all. The only part of the site where I can imagine this being useful is The Helper Monkey portion. Generally rep is used on sites where people are often asking for help or information (Imageboards, Computer stuff, etc). Generally for discussion boards the rep system just ends up being used for firing nukes everywhere, and making it culmulative makes it even worse. Anybody who's ever used a board at Allakhazam will know how flawed and annoying a system like this is, because helpful posts will get swept under the rug if they don't write a 10-page essay about it.

But that's only in the case of a dumbass community. In a community that's nice like this one, I don't imagine anyone caring much for it at all.
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