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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 5
« Last post by Klutz64 on May 27, 2017, 08:02:03 PM »
Life Will Change is officially my wake-up alarm when I have an early morning shift at work/
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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« Last post by Lando on May 27, 2017, 07:49:16 PM »
After reading so much comic books/graphic novels, I need a real novel.  I wanted to read NeverEnding Story again but A) it's not legally available in E-book format, B) I lost my trade paperback version (which I wouldn't want to read anyway since the font is small), and C) I want to preserve my hardcover copy with the dual font colors (which, again, make reading a bit of a strain since much of the story is in a green font that isn't dark enough to contrast with the pages). 

I read the prologue and first chapter of Lord of the Rings, so I think that trilogy will be what I read now.  The writing style is dense, but as with the Hobbit, once I got used to it, it immersed me. 

I read the Kindle sample of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.  I know I had read it years ago but somehow it didn't do it for me then, despite being totally in my wheelhouse.  However, after reading the sample now, I put The Reckoners series on my wishlist. 

I also read the sample of the original Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks.  I can easily see how many critics see it as a Tolkien/LotR ripoff, but I do like the descriptive prose that's more readable than Tolkien's.  Plus, a good many JRPGs pretty much follow similar plots and that doesn't stop me from enjoying them.  So Shannara having a similar plot doesn't turn me off.  Most every "journey of the hero" story follows that 12-stage monomyth structure, and that doesn't stop them from being enduring.  Spiderman, The Matrix, NeverEnding Story, Labyrinth, Percy Jackson, The Hobbit, Star Wars... http://winteriscoming.net/files/2015/12/The_Hero__s_Journey_by_Dunlavey.jpg
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General Games / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes
« Last post by Aeolus on May 27, 2017, 06:15:04 PM »
You really shouldn't always take my posts at absolute face value (I know about Lyn and ?????, and their Bride reclass, but what I'm implying, in regards to my earlier post, is whether or not they wear it as well as Bunny Lucina and Camilla versus Dork Prince Bunny Xander (and depending on the artist, they could end up looking like poor derpface Lloyd instead))

Also, found out something rather interesting today. Apparently, when you Merge units, you don't just get whatever skills they've Inherited, but also what they learned naturally and skills that they've Inherited but have yet to learn. This can be a massive SP saver in the long run if you do it right as well as making IV management slightly easier/more efficient (I just wish it didn't cost me 20k Feathers to figure this out, at least my Level 40+1 5 star Cordelia will serve as a painful reminder of this).
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria
« Last post by Agent D. on May 27, 2017, 04:58:45 PM »
Wow the user interface in the menus is awful. Scrolling text for super short descriptions, yet the screen has a bunch of space and can clearly display more.
Thats just bad and weird.
ur awful...
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Agent D. on May 27, 2017, 04:58:18 PM »
Once again, I'm reminded of Dios (an old 'Fanner from back in the day) and his "oil of clove" story.  (I think the gist of it was him trying to numb his hand with oil of clove before masturbating and, well...)

That sounds far more painful than my old college dorm-mate's incident where, after a vigorous workout, he applied Tiger Balm to a pulled groin, said application went off course, and he was bouncing around the suite like the floor was hot coals. 

I was trying to find the "chilies on his willie" scene from Slumdog Millionaire for this conversation, but found this instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0YH4IRQFNY

The one vegetable I despise preparing is onions.  Chopping onions is tearfully stinging and painful.  It's hard for me to be in the kitchen even when someone else is chopping onions.  So when I heard that "onion goggles" are a thing, I was like, "Yes!"  I still need to buy myself a pair of onion goggles.  I love caramelized onions.
Good ole DiosGX...memories...even though he got banned right around when I joined up, I know him from elsewhere.

I once tried to 1up my sister by swallowing a spoonful of sriacha, not realizing it was spiked with some other hot sauce...

Agent D. lost that day.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria
« Last post by JohnA on May 27, 2017, 04:55:51 PM »
Finally got the Platinum for this game last night after months of chipping away at it. Game was fun, but the trophy gets really grindy towards the end.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Lando on May 27, 2017, 04:20:14 PM »
Once again, I'm reminded of Dios (an old 'Fanner from back in the day) and his "oil of clove" story.  (I think the gist of it was him trying to numb his hand with oil of clove before masturbating and, well...)

That sounds far more painful than my old college dorm-mate's incident where, after a vigorous workout, he applied Tiger Balm to a pulled groin, said application went off course, and he was bouncing around the suite like the floor was hot coals. 

I was trying to find the "chilies on his willie" scene from Slumdog Millionaire for this conversation, but found this instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0YH4IRQFNY

The one vegetable I despise preparing is onions.  Chopping onions is tearfully stinging and painful.  It's hard for me to be in the kitchen even when someone else is chopping onions.  So when I heard that "onion goggles" are a thing, I was like, "Yes!"  I still need to buy myself a pair of onion goggles.  I love caramelized onions.   
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Kevadu on May 27, 2017, 03:50:50 PM »
Was cooking with jalapenos this morning

had to pee (absent mindedly)

spent the next 15 minutes yelling in the shower

Once I was making my award-winning* 5 pepper chili--which includes not just jalapenos but also habeneros--and I made the mistake of rubbing my eyes after chopping up all the peppers...

...I couldn't see for like half an hour after that.


* I won a chili cook-off a friend of mine hosted once, so I get to call it 'award-winning'.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Agent D. on May 27, 2017, 12:37:14 PM »
Was cooking with jalapenos this morning

had to pee (absent mindedly)

spent the next 15 minutes yelling in the shower
I'll take my urine mild, not all of us like it extra spicy.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by glassjawsh on May 27, 2017, 11:06:48 AM »
Was cooking with jalapenos this morning

had to pee (absent mindedly)

spent the next 15 minutes yelling in the shower
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