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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 10:57:27 pm »
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.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:49:18 pm »
Tonight, I think, I will purchase animu waifu trash vidya game NieR: Automata.

Normally I would keep a nice broad decontamination zone between me and a game of that type, but I played the demo and it is a slick, shiny, and smooth (hur hur hur) crazy action game with a billion combat mechanics and a fun boss battle. Plus you can do weird stuff like removing your health bar or mini-map from the screen to free up "processor space" (because the player character is a robot) and apply upgrades.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:25:12 am »
I had an internet argument with a person that insisted that the giant panda's digestive system was a marvel of efficiency. 

I didn't get why they were emotionally invested in this until I found out they were vegan.


RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 06, 2017, 03:09:57 pm »
As far as I know, a bittering agent was added specifically so that tiny children (and presumably pets as well) would not be so quick to use their incredible powers of putting literally everything that isn't food into their mouths.

This has resulted in hundreds, perhaps thousands, of grown-ass adults tasting pieces of plastic.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: March 01, 2017, 07:39:18 pm »
Isn't Nioh the game where you play a weaboo that is, ironically, made by a Japanese company?

Incidentally, my next Morrowind playthrough, in 2020 or whenever, is going to be an Argonian n'wahaboo.  He's going to join House Redoran and the Temple, refuse to use non-Dunmer weapons, ignore slavery and lawfully non-cooperate with Imperial authorities.

You start as a prisoner in the Tower of London who ends up in Japan and instantly learns the ways of the Samurai, Ninjutsu, and Onmyodo. Then you get your ass royally beaten by boss monsters until you git gud.

So, yes.

Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: March 01, 2017, 07:36:23 pm »
I'm still watching/listening to the video at the link. This is truly one of the most incredible works of art I've ever experienced. My esteem for John Barrymore is immense -- I had no idea. The man is a genius.

I'm 11 minutes in.

This video is too powerful, and yet I must persevere.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: February 28, 2017, 04:24:55 pm »
I've begun digging into the labyrinthine gaming mechanics madness that is Nioh. Beautiful game, runs like a 60fps dream, and while the Souls comparisons are inevitable it IS a significantly different game while still existing in whatever genre-space you want to consider Souls to be in.

And of course, the enduring pain in so-called "scientists" asses:

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:31:27 pm »
Galapagos by Vonnegut. I'm not very far into it, and woefully ignorant of the author, but it's really awesome writing! He manages to be concise without sacrificing one bit of wit.

I'm also becoming painfully aware of how out of the habit of reading actual books I've fallen. I take it as a sign that I will have quite the challenge getting into school after so many years. I kind of just also realized that my problem with writing goes deeper than just discomfort. I'm in for quite the struggle to recondition my mind and body both. One step at a time I guess.

If you find you can't get back into the groove, find an easy page-turner that requires minimal brain effort to follow along. I read a pulpy short novel recently, and that seems to have been a good warm-up for reading things that require more conscious attention.

Also, Vonnegut's novels, in my experience, translate very well into audiobook format. Breakfast of Champions in particular was a delight to listen to.

Principia Discussion / Re: is Discordianism alt right? I'm confused
« on: February 21, 2017, 05:34:16 pm »
No one is driving this bus, mate.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 17, 2017, 04:50:59 pm »
Since my current job task requires about as much work from me as a deli-counter ticket dispenser, I've been tearing through (relative to my usual reading speed) Malazan Book 5, Midnight Tides.

Lots more Weird Sex Stuff in this book than the previous ones.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: February 17, 2017, 04:46:50 pm »
Going back to The Great Ordeal:

So, I was looking up something completely unrelated when I came across this extraordinary segment in The Thousandfold Thought, when Kellhus finally confronts his father:

For the Dūnyain, it was axiomatic: what was compliant had to be isolated from what was unruly and intractable. Kellhus had seen it many times, wandering the labyrinth of possibilities that was the Thousandfold Thought: The Warrior-Prophet’s assassination. The rise of Anasūrimbor Moėnghus to take his place. The apocalyptic conspiracies. The counterfeit war against Golgotterath. The accumulation of premeditated disasters. The sacrifice of whole nations to the gluttony of the Sranc. The Three Seas crashing into char and ruin. The Gods baying like wolves at a silent gate.

Bakker, R. Scott. The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing Book Three) (Kindle Locations 8351-8355). Little, Brown Book Group. Kindle Edition.

Which is exactly what has happened with Kellhus as Aspect Emperor.  The only thing that hasn't occured thus far is the Three Seas falling into complete ruin, and that's only because Kellhus returned in the nick of time to defeat Meppa and the Bandit Pandirajah.

So, I suppose the question is, what is Kellhus up to?  Does he accept the Consult's aims and wants to avoid being one of the Damned?  Is he perpetrating some kind of grand deception on them, to make them think he is with them, only to betray them (perhaps to obtain the Heron Spear and/or knowledge of the No God).  Or is something else entirely going on?

I need to log into this damn forum more than once a month and actually read shit.

If I'm understanding this correctly, The Thousandfold Thought means Khellus knew the Narindar would be a thing, even though Yatwer's gift to Sorweel was explicitly to make him invisible to Khellus?

So who is outwitting who? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« on: February 04, 2017, 02:27:33 am »
So, at the new job. Nights. Horrible stuff.

I called the lady that my boss unjustly fired prior to the layoffs and asked her if she was still looking for work. I told her what the work was, and she laughed.

Then I told her what the pay was, and she stopped laughing.

So now she's employed again after 8 weeks of being out of work, making $10K more than she used to make, and I have a reliable employee who isn't afraid of anything at all.

which can be important when you're doing this kind of work in the dead of night.

I feel embarrassed that I lack the imagination to even speculate what this line of work is.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:24:25 pm »
Tried a high chaos, stealth, Mostly Flesh and Steel run of Dishonored 2 as Emily Kaldwin.  Quite a different experience of the game, without powers to solve every problem.  And of course, since I was aiming for stealth (not complete ghost runs, though I got a couple of them), I couldn't just gun down problems either. 

It was satisfying though, taking down witches and Clockwork Soldiers and Duke Luka Abele and Delilah without resorting to the Outsider's cheap tricks.  All crossbow, grenades, stun mines and sword, all the way.  And all those collected runes should set me up nicely for a NG+ (if it works that way).

I think it does. I finished my campaign as Emily, then started NG+ as Corvo and then suddenly had 49 runes in my pockets after getting the option to buy abilities.

I am too cowardly to play Flesh & Steel mode, but I think I'll get there one day because I like this game so damn much. Between the two characters, and the Low/High/Very High Chaos paths, there's a lot of potential for replay.

Apple Talk / Re: NYC cabal meet-up?!
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:20:08 pm »
I'm in the NYC vicinity! I'm down but I also don't know many places where we might want to go. If it happens while it's still chilly we should find a venue, if it's warm I'd say we should just congregate in a park and definitely not conduct Discordian rituals.

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