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1711  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.
1712  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.
1713  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.
1714  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.
1715  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>.


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.
1716  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
Jaws (Arguable if this is horror or not)
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.
1717  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: February 19, 2009, 06:32:02 PM

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.


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.
1718  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.
1719  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.
1720  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?
1721  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.
1722  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
1723  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: February 07, 2009, 04:13:39 AM
Nyzul Climb continues slowly, having a bit of trouble finding people to advance with at this point.

Got some random stuff from Dynamis runs.

I lost twice in a row on Mirage Jubbah, which had only 3 people lotting it. But later on I had that repaid, and then some...read on to find out. :P

CoP continues, and we've done 8-2 plus the first half of 8-3.

With floor 80 in my hands, I managed to finish off my Swordbreaker and unlock Mandalic Stab on my THF.

Progressing at a relatively godd speed through assaults. I'm current 27/50 on assaults.

The quests for the rank ups are pretty amusing.

Also got a few rare ??? items from assault- they're decent, but nothing amazing.

And now for the ever exciting Salvage report. But unlike before, I have actually obtained something now.

Of course that comes along with a few crappy 25 and 15 pieces.

With the 15 and 35 pieces on my hand, I see a Zhayolm shout and take it, hoping to get a 25 Usukane Head piece to finish off my first Salvage armor. While the 25 piece didn't drop, I think I got something that means a lot more in the long run:

This dropped, with no TH (I was dead) and it was on Freelot, and I won against 3 other people lotting it. Absolutely incredible- two 35 pieces in one day. I'm happy as hell.

Current progress:
Head: 15, 35 + Synth
Body: None
Hands: 35
Legs: 15 + Synth
Feet: 15 + Synth

Come on, Tsukikazu Jinpachi! :P
1724  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: January 27, 2009, 08:09:59 AM
I'm not sure there's a lot to understand in WOTG without having done other parts of the game, while I've enjoyed CoP thoroughly and I know I would even if I didn't do RoZ (Mostly because RoZ didn't have much plot to speak of, and they were able to imply most of it in CoP- even the "twist" of

The Archduke brothers being Zilart

was not held back in CoP.)

I will agree there's plenty ot enjoy in CoP having done RoZ. My calls here, of course, are still preliminary because WOTG isn't finished yet, but it feels like WOTG is just not really going anywhere, and they're just stalling a bunch of time because they really don't have any good ideas (I got this feeling from ToAU as well).

When I say that though, that's referring to the mainline plot of the Cavernous Maws and Cait Sith. As far as each individual city plots go, the Windurst one has me really interested, while the Sandy one is hackneyed and pointless while the Bastok one bores me to tears with its pseudo-politics.

I guess I should go rewatch a lot of the CSes at some point though- I will admit I rushed through some of them the first time around.
1725  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: January 27, 2009, 12:02:10 AM
Duping items has always been met with bans in this game, starting back with the delivery box dupe that was used many years ago.

As for story, I guess I should rewatch that section to see if there was anything in particular he was alluding to. The problem I have with WOTG is, we're about 15 missions in, and there's still not a single thing telling us what the hell is going on. It's just a bunch of characters running around doing nothing. The only real "goal" I've seen being worked on is

Lilisette trying to save her father

And that's getting stretched real thin as it is. Thing is, even the stuff with


is stuff I should be able to understand without needing to have done other parts of the game. Each expansion is supposed to stand on its own, and right now WOTG is either wasting lots of time with exposition, or just being mysterious about everything so it doesn't have to actually have anything make any sense. If I did CoP without doing RoZ, I'd still be able to understand what is going on, even though CoP is actually a really expanded backstory of RoZ.

I'm not sure if I would tie RoZ and ToAU though. ToAU had some effort put into the characters, and it started out pretty well only to conclude with such a predictable and uneventful ending. RoZ on the other hand, had is palmost nothing interesting in it.
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