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I was surprised to find out this guy didn't know who cthulu was.
More surprised when he didn't know what a clit was.

Work was fun.
So I'm like 95% done on my modlist for the Requiem playthrough, barring RSE getting patched before next weekend.  And even that would be a simple swap and repatch.

However, I am being indecisive about lighting.  On the one hand, I could, with minimal performance impact, install something like this.  It will make the game more realistically darker, which won't matter too much for us (since we won't be using stealth), but it will add to immersion, require the use of light spells/torches in dungeons and other fun stuff.  It would then be easy to add in something like Dynavision for dynamic depth of field, and the job's done.  Climates of Tamriel provides a bit of colour as well as weather support, and the game will look much better.

Or I could use an ENB.  I've done some testing with various ENBs around, and I can still maintain 30FPS while recording using some of the ones based off the latest binaries.  Based off testing, the two that seem most promising are Grim and Sombre - Hircine or Vividian.  However, they are definitely more demanding, and I cannot guarantee a definite 30 FPS in certain demanding zones, like say Riften Market or the road to Whiterun's outskirts.

I'll be recording at 30 FPS regardless, as I cannot guarantee a smooth 60 FPS even without ENBs (Skyrim's engine is basically crap at multi-threading, and for some reason NPCs place a lot of demand on the system), but I thought I should ask here for thoughts.
Literate Chaotic / Re: Strange Comics for Strange People
« Last post by Prelate Diogenes Shandor on Yesterday at 05:04:17 am »
Fortuna: The Greek and Roman pantheons as snarky robots, in space!
I would like to pose a serious question here, which unfortunately must focus on a very old and much pored over question. I notice that in comic books in particular, whenever we discuss how male and female characters are portrayed, often there is a controversy with the way women are depicted because they are often drawn like supermodels in spandex, and claim objectification. then the male fans will chime in, saying that the male characters are just as objectified, they are also wearing spandex and are depicted as the very pinnacle of the human form in terms of physique. There is usually the counter that being so strong and capable is a male empowerment fantasy, and so the people making the comic are merely drawing the characters for the male gaze, and not even allowing for the possibility of attracting a female audience, and are only there to please the men. But the question i pose is this, if comic books, and mediums like them are about empowerment fantasies, of identifying with characters which are far above what we as normal people could be, can we assume that looking like a supermodel might be part of that fantasy, at least for some women? I mean i realize that many comic artists are men, and that they may just want to draw sexy looking women because boobs, but if we follow the argument to its full extent, that would imply that if suddenly all our female characters looked less supernaturally attractive and more "realistic", that all the women who read comics  would still find them as "cool" as they did before. I'm not sure if thats true, mainly because i've seen fan artists try to reimagine superhero costumes to be less sexy and provocative, and to be honest, they just dont look "cool". they end up looking like either women in normal clothes, or like some kind of figure skater with a vigilante complex. Is the fantasy of being attractive something that attracts women to certain characters, in the same way that young girls love the idea of being princesses? would they like the characters just as much if they were something different? is indulging in these kinds of empowerment fantasies, whether for men or women, kind of the point of the medium? If so, is it really a problem in the way that we think it is?
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: The Assault on Christmas
« Last post by LuciferX on November 29, 2015, 08:07:26 pm »
Bookmarking this to read at leisurely pace - really enjoying the premise!
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Turkey shoots down Russian Jet
« Last post by MMIX on November 29, 2015, 05:51:21 pm »
Turkey shoots down Russian Jet

Obama pardons it anyway
Aneristic Illusions / Re: Turkey shoots down Russian Jet
« Last post by themanwhocreatedjazz on November 29, 2015, 04:58:20 pm »
I'm never going out again...
Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Last post by Prelate Diogenes Shandor on November 29, 2015, 07:23:48 am »
An Artificial Intelligence is developed and it becomes malevolent and eeeeeevil. Unfortunately for the AI it's an android application so all it can really do is mess with it's user's settings and make crank calls. The call is coming from onside the phone...
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