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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: August 22, 2016, 06:14:47 am »
I don't know what to read now. I still have five weeks and I feel like I should be using it to read things that are 100% unrelated to science and academia during this brief window when I CAN. But what would those things even be?

I recommend The Black Company series by Glen Cook.

To everyone.  All the time.

Until they beg me to stop.

Pure entertainment though, in contrast to much of the... heavier stuff ITT.

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There's also a large amount of great free open source games, like:
Xonotic (FPS) very modern game similar to Unreal Tournament
Kobo Deluxe (arcade) one of my favorite ways to waste a few minutes
Pipewalker (puzzle) great puzzle game
Briquolo (arcade) which is Brick Breaker in 3D
Emilia Pinball (pinball) which is... pinball.
Open Sonic (side-scroller) which is a very faithful Sonic the Hedgehog clone
Secret Maryo Chronicles (mario-clone) Super Mario Bros clone
SuperTux 2 (mario-clone) A Mario-like 2D sidescroller with a penguin twist
FreeDroidRPG (RPG) One of the best games I've played, but a steeper than normal learning curve (it has a unique twist) and it really needs a better GUI.

Free, open source games need all the rep they can get, and the ones listed here (and many more) are fantastic games that compare well to the commercial ones listed.  There are amazing racing games (TORCS, TuxKart, etc), MMORPG's (Daimonin, The Mana World, PlaneShift), and tons more.

None of these cost a dime, and some have so much DLC that you can play new content for years.

Yeah, I've wasted a lot of my life.

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I should mention, Wurm Online is free to play.  The monthly fee is for Premium Access which allows your skills to rise above 20.  You wont need that for your first month, as your skills wont hit 20 yet and you'd need to learn the game.  It's a very steep, unforgiving, learning curve.

The game is more fun the longer you play it.  At the beginning with low skills it takes a very long time just to feed yourself and find basic shelter.  At higher skill levels you can go to a new area butt naked and a week later have a thriving cottage farm with large stocks of anything useful.  Unlike most games Wurm Online is at the highest difficulty when you first start, and gets easier and easier the farther you get.  This causes the vast majority of new players to join, wander around lost awhile, starve, get eaten by wolves, drown, get killed by a player for stealing his rowboat, then quit, frustrated, and never play again.  But if you can get past that point Wurm Online is one of the greatest games ever made and I don't say that lightly.

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I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

If you like minecrafty games wurm is really good.  It's a mideval survival game with a player modified world.  wurm online is an MMO,  free to play but costs to progress past a certain point (subscription fee, about $10 a month game cash can be earned in game and used to pay it) wurm unlimited is a one time fee game (I dont remember the cost, about $30 I think) and I haven't played that version but you can set up your own world and play on ones other people have set up.  Designed by the guy who designed minecraft with another guy who still runs it, much prettier graphics than minecraft and a generally friendly community if you go on the PVE servers, the PVP ones are kind of empty and hostile.

Wurm Online sucked me in for several years.  I played on the Epic PvP servers and still have like a dozen very valuable characters.  If you play on MR Home Server it's mostly PvE with only very occasional PvP and I could give you one hell of a head start.  Enough to start paying the monthly fee using in-game currency immediately, and then some.

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Wat mean
Quote
"I am the villain, someone be the hero. If I am to be Evil, then surely there must be someone who matches my Evil with Good to make me pay. Surely there will be justice."
most mofo no wan be caught

How do you know what most mofos want, deep down?  Are you most mofos?

Do you consider yourself to be Evil?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 07, 2016, 04:12:05 am »
PDS, I just thought you were an idiot waste of time.

It turns out, actually, that you are a piece of shit idiot waste of time.

Yeah.  I gave a real, honest try at seeing things from another perspective, but when I found myself halfway through a long post explaining why having sex with someone who is too drunk to know better is obviously immoral I realized my purpose in posting to this thread had been subverted and I've ended up on the majority side simply by virtue of a functioning moral compass.

So I decided, fuck this thread.  Since then my decision has only been reaffirmed for me.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 06, 2016, 02:40:38 pm »
I was going to say this thread is dildoes, but that would be too accurate.


This thread is a dumpster fire.  A non-consenting dumpster fire.

If there are people here reading this that truly don't understand why having sex with a drunk person (or animal) is considered rape, it's a good thing that this thread exists and might convince them otherwise.

Or it might not, still worth the effort IMO

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 06, 2016, 02:38:06 pm »
It's a bad idea to be sure, but I take exception to the fact that people treat it as if it were a worse idea than driving a car or lighting off fireworks (or indulging someone else's desire to do so) in the same state of inebriation

Nobody said it was worse, or compared drunken consent directly to drunk driving, except you.

Nope,  And I'm not saying sex with drunk people isn't rape either, just that having sex while drunk is a bad idea that is not as bad an idea as driving a car or lighting off fireworks while drunk.  Sober people shouldn't let drunk people do any of those things.

He is responding to the question of inebriation and its implications for consent, though. Those of us who agree with the law that a inebriated person cannot give consent, generally consider sex between a sober person and a drunk person rape.

When both people are drunk, those waters are muddy, but given the already fucked-up context of the conversation (whether children and animals can give consent) it seems that he is talking about one drunk person and one sober (or less-drunk) person. Which is rape.

But it lacks the key aspects that make rape terrible, those of traumatically being forced to do something against one's will. Why should it be declared to be rape without that key defining factor?

The idea is when someone is drunk, their will is compromised.  Thus, anything you do to them that they may not have agreed to without compromising their will, is assumed to be AGAINST THEIR WILL.  Just in case.

Not every person will regret it, become traumatized, and consider it rape.  That doesn't mean you take the chance and just hope you didn't damage someone.  Sex is fun, yeah, but not worth the risk that the drunk person wakes up the next morning feeling raped.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:32:05 pm »
I mean I love playing Devil's Advocate dude but, drunken consent is not consent for a lot of very good reasons that have nothing to do with legality...

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 05, 2016, 09:31:16 pm »
I just have to say, I've been giving this a bit of thought (unfortunately) and something odd occurred to me.

My old dog used to try to hump about half the people that came over.  We kept trying to teach him not to, as both of us and everyone we knew didn't like him doing that, but he was definitely a horny fucker and always tried to get away with it anyway.

Now, if at some point I had learned that someone my dog was trying to hump actually let him, because that person enjoyed the experience and got off on it, I would of course be very grossed out and suspect trauma in the persons past.  I would believe the person needs help.  I agree wholeheartedly that such is bad.  That said, however, I would have a hard time considering my pet to have been raped, considering that would probably make his whole day, and he'd probably have completely forgot about it the next.

The point is moot, however, because such would damage the human.  The dog?  I'm not so sure.

Doesn't matter what the dog wants, just like it doesn't matter if a drunk person at a party wants sex. If a drunk girl comes onto you at a party, you swat that shit away like a horsefly (Not an actual physical swat, mind you. A gentle "You're drunk. We can talk, but that's as far as we're going tonight" will do).

And that's bullshit too. It's the law, but it's still bullshit. If you're somewhere that does not have a no-true-scotsman definition of consent there's no reason whatsoever for this course of action (at least no reason that isn't a strawman that automatically assumes out of hand that you automatically won't use any sort of protection in this situation, or that everybody will automatically hear about it (and that they'll care, and judge one or both partners, which is a moral failing on their end, not on the end of the people having the sex), when neither of these things might happen otherwise or that some kind of strong sexual imprinting is likely to inappropriately take place despite the negative correlation between drunkenness and memory-formation)

You seriously don't understand what is wrong with having sex with a drunk person at a party who you are not intimately familiar with?

Have you never regretted drunken sex before?

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Or Kill Me / Re: KALLISTI
« on: August 05, 2016, 06:27:32 pm »
Anyone mind if I set this to early 80's punk?
:lulz:
not at all!

It had a musical cadence in my mind while I was writing it.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Rio 2016 shitshow thread
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:23:37 pm »
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Way to guarantee a metric fuckton of gifs get made!!

I'm looking forward to it.

Seriously though, what were they thinking?  Everyone is just going to do what they want just because?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Utah can't into filters on porn searches
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:17:43 pm »
I just have to say, I've been giving this a bit of thought (unfortunately) and something odd occurred to me.

My old dog used to try to hump about half the people that came over.  We kept trying to teach him not to, as both of us and everyone we knew didn't like him doing that, but he was definitely a horny fucker and always tried to get away with it anyway.

Now, if at some point I had learned that someone my dog was trying to hump actually let him, because that person enjoyed the experience and got off on it, I would of course be very grossed out and suspect trauma in the persons past.  I would believe the person needs help.  I agree wholeheartedly that such is bad.  That said, however, I would have a hard time considering my pet to have been raped, considering that would probably make his whole day, and he'd probably have completely forgot about it the next.

The point is moot, however, because such would damage the human.  The dog?  I'm not so sure.

Doesn't matter what the dog wants, just like it doesn't matter if a drunk person at a party wants sex. If a drunk girl comes onto you at a party, you swat that shit away like a horsefly (Not an actual physical swat, mind you. A gentle "You're drunk. We can talk, but that's as far as we're going tonight" will do).

You are correct.  I had not thought of it that way.

to exploit a rape loophole.

He totally ignored this bit.



Who, me?

EDIT:  Nevermind, not me.  Read through again.  I haven't had my coffee yet.  Give me a break.

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Or Kill Me / Re: KALLISTI
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:07:34 pm »
Not just to Trump mind you, I did not write that with him in mind.

It's dedicated to ALL the prettiest ones, Trump is just the latest and prettiest of them.

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Or Kill Me / Re: KALLISTI
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:05:39 pm »
I dedicate the above to Donald Trump, The Prettiest One.

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