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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:58:13 pm »
From the vidya gaems podcasts I listen to, it sounds like the Mass Effect IP has been "indefinitely shelved" after ME:A. Andromeda will continue to be supported but, unsurprisingly, we probably won't see a direct sequel.

In my vague attempts to have some financial discipline, I made myself "finish" NeiR: Automata before picking up Prey. By "finish" I mean I got endings A through E of the 26 endings (the vast majority of which are joke endings, of course). There's still one or two interesting ones out there for me, but now I can move on before taking the final plunge and accepting the ending that sacrifices all of your save data (yes, really). If you're the kind of weird asshole who wants to sink 60 hrs into a shiny game with good dynamic music, a BIZARRE story with multiple endings, and sexy robot asses, then this is the bullshit for you.

In regards to Prey: I'm glad I waited, because I've since received info that the PC version is quite good and in certain respects more fun to play. After trying the demo on my PS4, I can believe it. The way enemies can flit around means that mouse aiming is even more better than normal, because the tiny enemies are little fucks who can skitter out of your field of view very fast. Also, it has a futuristic space version of an Art Deco aesthetic (lots of cherrywood, brass/gold detailing, and combinations of sharp angles and geometric curves), and that shit is basically scenery porn for me.

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It's not how I'm used to perceiving my body, since I've been a Skinny White Boy for the 25 years prior to this one.


Welcome to not being a kid anymore.   :lulz:

I woulda kept on with it for a while longer if my glands hadn't tried to kill me  :argh!:

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Problem: since I moved, there's a Chipotle I can easily access on my way home from work.

(Hopeful) Solution: I still get about 1 to 1.5 hours of vigorous exercise twice a week. Not sure what the calorie exchange is but I guess I'll find out in the next few weeks.

Research results: the calorie balance means fuck all when you get a severe case of hyperthyroidism and your body becomes a nuclear furnace that vaporizes everything you put into it.

At the time of this post, I weighed about 165 lbs (88.2 litres). A year later, I weighed about 138. Now, nearly two years later, I weigh 192 and have the biggest ass and thighs of my life.

So, silver linings then?

LMNO
-Likes that kind of stuff.

I'm coming to terms with it. My gut's a little bigger too, but I think most of the extra mass in all areas is muscular. Maybe 50/50 muscle/fat gains? It's not how I'm used to perceiving my body, since I've been a Skinny White Boy for the 25 years prior to this one.

The biggest annoyance is needing new pants. Luckily, Levi's has an "athletic" cut which is specifically roomy in the butt and thighs, so I can sit down without feeling like my pelvis is being compressed to a diamond.

Martial Arts: it'll give you the thickness.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Sympathy and Nazis
« on: May 20, 2017, 01:20:20 am »
Hey, so I have real-world experience with this topic. I can tell you what happened here.

Oregon is a deeply racist state founded on a racist premise; a nigger-free state. Needless to say, historically we have had enormous problems with racism even once the state got to the point of recognizing that the "no blacks allowed" law was an insane farce that couldn't be permitted to continue. Fast forward to the 1980's; white nationalists were operating openly here, seeking to make this area a white nationalist haven. They were attacking people on the streets; blacks, gays, jews, whoever they felt didn't belong in their fantasy of a white utopia. The police were of no help, being racist as fuck themselves and deeply infiltrated by white nationalists.

Some people died. From being beaten to death by Nazis while minding their own fucking business. One of them was a college student from Africa named Mulugeta Seraw. This made national news. This is when things changed.

The local punks had been clashing with the local skinheads for quite some time, and punks had no qualms about punching nazis. Mr. Seraw's death put not only Portland's Nazi problem, but also the punk resistance to the Nazi problem, in front of a lot of eyes. Punks and SHARPs started moving to Portland to punch Nazis.

And things changed. The streets were made safe for, well, me. And everyone else I knew. We could literally get a punk or SHARP escort if we had to walk alone at night. The police didn't help, but they didn't hinder, either, and it was a sea change for Portland culture. IT CHANGED EVERYTHING. Punching Nazis is literally what made Portland what it is today; if that hadn't happened, Portland would never have become a sweet liberal destination town. It wouldn't be safe.

So shut up with the bullshit clueless holier-than-though moralizing, and punch a Nazi today.

This is really, really important.

It's important because up until now I knew NOTHING about Mulugeta Seraw or the actions of punks and SHARPs in Oregon.

It's important because it throws the cold, wet blanket of "Shit That Actually Fucking Happened," also known as history, onto the cloud of fart-gas that is the armchair discussion of whether or not punching Nazis makes us "just as bad as them."

It comes to mind for me especially because Dan Carlin, who I have really grown to respect in the relatively short time I've listened to his content, recently made an episode of his Common Sense series in which he admonishes the political left for condoning the "punching Nazis" memes. It was unsettling to me when I first listened to it, and now it's REALLY jarring because the dude lives in Oregon and has built his brand around being historically informed and maintaining a perspective grounded in history. So the fact of Mulugeta Seraw's death and the aftermath kind of makes him look, uh, stupid and wrong.

But either he's willfully ignorant, or he's like me: another Well-Intentioned White GuyTM who apparently needs a couple extra credit-hours on the history of race in America.

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Problem: since I moved, there's a Chipotle I can easily access on my way home from work.

(Hopeful) Solution: I still get about 1 to 1.5 hours of vigorous exercise twice a week. Not sure what the calorie exchange is but I guess I'll find out in the next few weeks.

Research results: the calorie balance means fuck all when you get a severe case of hyperthyroidism and your body becomes a nuclear furnace that vaporizes everything you put into it.

At the time of this post, I weighed about 165 lbs (88.2 litres). A year later, I weighed about 138. Now, nearly two years later, I weigh 192 and have the biggest ass and thighs of my life.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: May 16, 2017, 08:55:15 pm »
I'm going to need an update to my use of the word "implied".

Implicit --> Explicit,

So Implied --> Explied, I suppose?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:59:05 pm »
UGH, we can't even hold on to that one measly claim to fame? This must be the worst forum on the internet! :(

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: April 01, 2017, 07:50:34 pm »
Speaking of complex modding, I'm attempting to mod Oblivion.  Nothing fancy, just a bajillion bugfixes, crash fixes, a new levelling system, a new UI and up to date graphics.

Should be a piece of cake

 :lulz:

Psssh, I bet Oblivion doesn't even have ONE quest where you kill some Draugr, dodge traps that you then spring on more Draugr, and then a bigger, meaner Draugr that you fight by chugging 40 potions and kill with a dagger for cheap yuks.

You can't mod in that kind of creativity.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 31, 2017, 01:41:05 am »
They didn't seem to have anything prepared, aside from one-line laws abolishing everything, which aren't going anywhere.

The healthcare thing...They had 8 years to prepare.  8 years to line up support, put together something that at least didn't seem heinous, and have it ready to go.

And now Trump and the republican congress are making threats at each other.

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...and to hear the lamentations of Paul Ryan.

And this.   :lulz:

The only alternative to "the GOP huffed their own farts so fucking hard they thought this would work" that I can think of is that they really didn't think they were gonna win the White House in 2016. They thought that Clinton would take it, and they would get at least another 4 years to whip up frothing-at-the-mouth crazies (they would lose the overt racism angle that they had with Obama, but misogyny and "EMAILZ" would probably have worked nearly as well). Plus, they could have gotten the Bernie Bros and Jill Stein's gelatinous voting blob-monsters to continue sabotaging the Left.

But they did, indeed, end up catching the car. And I suppose now it doesn't matter much if it was a cunning plan gone bad, or having rocks for brains.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: March 31, 2017, 01:23:58 am »
In case folks missed the other thread, I am in the market for test readers. Requirements include a working printer, 72 sheets of paper, and time to go through 285 pages of nonsense (which does sound like a lot, but remember one of the pages literally just has the word "booger" on it).

I could probably bogart my work printer for that purpose, but the earliest opportunity would be Monday evening.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: HONEY HEIST: a free 1-page RPG
« on: March 15, 2017, 02:13:49 pm »
 :lulz:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 14, 2017, 02:48:57 am »
This is how it starts.  This time next month you'll be deep into a Boku no Pico marathon session while ordering waifu pillow slips from eBay, with no end in sight.

I've immunized myself by applying steady doses of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Nani the fuck did you just fucking iimasu about watashi, you chiisai bitch desuka? Watashi’ll have anata know that watashi graduated top of my class in Nihongo 3, and watashi’ve been involved in iroirona Nihongo tutoring sessions, and watashi have over sanbyaku perfect test scores. Watashi am trained in kanji, and watashi is the top letter writer in all of southern California. Anata are nothing to watashi but just another weaboo. Watashi will korosu anata the fuck out with vocabulary the likes of which has never been mimasu’d before on this continent, mark watashino fucking words. Anata thinks anata can get away with hanashimasing that kuso to watashi over the intaaneto? Omou again, fucker. As we hanashimasu, watashi am contacting watashino secret netto of otakus across the USA, and anatano IP is being traced right now so you better junbishimasu for the ame, ujimushi. The ame that korosu’s the pathetic chiisai thing anata calls anatano life. You’re fucking shinimashita’d, akachan.



I thought I was having a stroke. Then I realized the truth was so much worse.

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT: I am drunk
« on: March 12, 2017, 02:21:25 am »
holy shit

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT: I am drunk
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:23:28 pm »

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Apple Talk / Re: ITT: I am drunk
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:23:00 pm »
Hail Dionysus

PUT YA GRAPES IN YA HAAAAAIR



Like ya just don't CAAAAAAARE




seems really unsanitary, tbh.

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