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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 20, 2016, 10:11:27 AM
save us Trudeau, you're our only hope

Frankly I don't think the Republican Party we see this year is that different from the one that has existed for decades now, or at the very least is the most logical conclusion of Nixon's idiotic strategy. Trump isn't any less absurd than Palin (actually I think Cruz would've been an even worse choice than Trump), the sexism on display isn't any less absurd than the Supreme Court ruling that dominoed into a bunch of Planned Parenthood centers being closed (alongside joyful terms like "forceful rape"), and Trump's Wall isn't wholly original either (It's Angry Man Steve King again so Bonus Score +5 to me for relevance thx), he just figured out how to meme-ify it.

It was a coup from like 1996.

well that was pretty much the last time they had one and it worked like 3 times before that, they probably figured if it aint broke don't fix it

sorry, had to
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: July 19, 2016, 09:09:53 PM
Official reveal for pinko bear as "Bewear" and some others. None of this batch jumps out at me, but I like 'em alright.

Also featured is apparently the ability for you to train your Pokemon's IVs now, so you don't have to play biking simulator until you hatch the perfect Pokemon like you did in the past, and being able to host competitions- sounds like we're obligated to have one of our own with that latter feature.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 19, 2016, 09:02:56 PM
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Earth, Erdogan continues his purge of thousands of military personnel, government officials and academics who all totally deserved it because they were probably in on that laughably ineffective coup.

So much for Turkey leading the charge for moderate Muslim countries, I guess.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 19, 2016, 08:56:59 AM
Sorry Dincrest, I'm too entertained to be concerned about the US politics becoming a clown car. Trump entered the convention to Queen and got a bunch of third-list actors to attend, what's not to like? And do you actually think Bill Clinton can outdo Melania Trump's reference to rickrolls?



THATS WHAT I THOUGHT
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 19, 2016, 05:39:46 AM
Ah, yes. Steve King. I best remember him as the guy who looked really fucking pissed off when Stephen Colbert went to Congress in 2010.

One would probably be correct in asserting that starting around The Enlightenment, most innovations have come from the Western World. I'd probably also admit a great deal (most) of our modern comforts came from those same innovations.

Of course, that's not what he said- he said it as if to mean something was specially imbued in Whites themselves that they were able to reach said innovations first (then used said innovations to deprive other countries of wealth and resources, the effects of which can still be felt today). Not going to stop White Nationalists from using their mental gymnastics to deflect criticism though.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: July 18, 2016, 06:51:58 AM
Lots of people are calling it a bear since it has "guma" in the name (and the general appearance). The kuma character is applied to bears, pandas, and raccoons but usually it's just translated as bear.
37  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 17, 2016, 12:50:53 PM
To me, the original Ghostbusters had a lot of dry and sarcastic humor in it, along with funny characters who didn't feel too cartoonish. The new Ghostbusters had trailers that gave me the impression that it was full of toilet humor and really exaggerated characters. Clips like this also give me the impression that they don't know how to let a bad joke go (I remember when Meet the Spartans referenced internet memes too- I don't think that's a good example to be following though).

I get humor is subjective though, and I'll probably give it a watch once it's on DVD or whatever- I did the same with other movies I felt had terrible trailers (like Batman v Superman). Admittedly I'm probably too picky with my comedies. The only ones I can remember liking in the past decade off the top of my head are Tropic Thunder, Get Smart, and just about everything coming from Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg.
38  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 17, 2016, 01:15:07 AM
Like with so many other movies, I wasn't the least bit interested in Ghostbusters because the trailers made it look terrible. Word-of-mouth also tells me that it's full of lowest common denominator queefing jokes and the like- I'm not discounting the possibility it might just be angry people spreading lies, but the trailers tell me that wouldn't be surprising. It would mean whoever made the movie not only never watched the original Ghostbusters, but just isn't funny in general.

EDIT:

As for whether or not the hatred is justified- I'm sure there are some opportunistic MRA shitheads or whatever amplifying the anger, but you need to remember Sony basically sat around twiddling their thumbs waiting for Harold Ramis to die, then more or less blackmailed Bill Murray into being in the movie, then put in zero effort into understanding what worked about the original movie before pushing out a halfassed cashgrab. It's everything people hate about nostalgic remakes and Ghostbusters fans have had their chain yanked around a lot for decades waiting for a third movie.

And for the record, I didn't watch the original Ghostbusters until I was like, 19, so I don't have a ton of nostalgia for it or anything.
39  Media / General Games / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 14, 2016, 10:51:20 PM
Since I'm currently living in Asia, it makes me sad I'm not getting in on the second coming of Pokemania. At least, not for a while. Who knows how long it'll take Niantic to sort out their server problems.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: July 13, 2016, 02:20:18 PM
The newest trailer is pretty funny in that whoever made it lives in an alternate universe where kids these days would carry a 3DS around to play games even though they themselves just made a shitzillion dollars off Pokemon Go.

This kind of made a buzz though:




You get to do Jojo poses in Pokemon now, I guess?
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: July 13, 2016, 12:17:37 AM
Clicky for magazine image of Kiteruguma/Mimiku.

Pretty much same reaction here. Kiteruguma just seems so...boring. Just a plain black body. Mimiku is probably Mimic + the -yu ending found in Pikachu, so Mimichu seems likely, yeah.

There was also another Pokemon revealed a week ago, a Fire/Poison Lizard called Salandit. I love the thing myself. I'm actually considering choosing Popplio as my starter so I don't end up having two fire types, haha.

Really like the gen 7 designs overall so far.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 09, 2016, 05:13:02 PM
Cakes made by a woman named Olga Noskova in Russia having been making the rounds on the internet. Have a look if you want that weird feeling of wanting to eat but also simultaneously not wanting to destroy art.

https://www.instagram.com/olganoskovaa/?hl=en

Sample:

43  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 09, 2016, 05:08:17 PM
^ I read your FF XI even though I've never play an MMO.  I've been living vicariously through it!

I'm insecure so I often wonder if I lose you from the length of my posts.

I'll be back on it in a bit, until then take this as a simulation of you ragequitting the game because your Guild broke up or something. =P
44  Media / Game Journals / Re: Josh blindly flails his way through a natural magic/no esper run of FFVI on: July 09, 2016, 08:20:10 AM
I remember the first time I played FFVI, it was in Japanese so I ended up playing like a quarter of the way through the game under the natural magic clause before I got annoyed and went back to playing FFIV or FFV some more. I also thought things like how Sabin's Blitz was some kind of charge up buff move or something since I kept seeing all it made him do is make a shiny light.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 09, 2016, 08:06:31 AM
So real life's been kinda shitty so very little time to play games or write giant posts nobody reads in my FFXI Journal, but I did find time to play the recent favorite game of the internet, Mighty No. 9, and wrote a huge diatribe about it in the dedicated thread here.

tl;dr is that despite the Internet Hate Machine really going at it, I think the game is pretty fun. There's a definitely way too many shitty parts to it though, way more than the names attached to it should be committing.

Since beating the game on Beck I've spent a bit playing the DLC character, Ray. In some ways this character is more intuitive to play as with the huge emphasis on dashing for the game, since her dash doubles as an attack. Her life constantly goes down so you're pressured to rush through stages. The big problem with playing as Ray comes on bosses though- since in typical Megaman fashion you need to dodge boss patterns, it means by the time they're open to attacks it probably means your life bar is already low enough to be one-shot, which kind of defeats the point of having a life bar at all.

I want to say this game is full of things that could be refined into a really fun sidescroller if they have a second go at it, but I doubt they're going to do that because they've built up a sizable segment of Megaman "fans" who will make every effort to make the game look like crap.
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