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Apple Talk / Re: Harlan Ellison has died.
« on: June 29, 2018, 11:29:28 am »
 :sad:

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Is this the kinder, gentler Roger I've been hearing so much about?

No, Roger was killed when he forgot his safe word during the Recent Unpleasantness.

Honestly, people.  When a man comes by to offer a non-excuse, the least you can do is not mistake him for some dead fucker that nobody really liked anyway.  Roger was laid to rest in the great plastic island in the pacific.  By which we mean, "we pushed the stiff out of the cargo door and wouldn't you know he managed to hit dead center."  Horrible, right?  He's basically interred in a mass of disposable diapers and water bottles.  And when the UV finally decays all of that plastic, centuries after we're gone, his immaculate and incorrupt body will just sort of float around like a message in a bottle.  You never know where it's going to turn up, though it won't really be the same if everyone is already dead and there's nobody to traumatize.

This is sad. Surely all of that back hair is more dangerous to sea life than the entirety of the trash island.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:43:32 am »
Found myself in a Brooks Brothers store today.

Someone kill me before the metamorphosis is complete.  :tgrr:

The minute you exit the store whatever was in your bag turned into a black tee and a pair of hobnail boots. The universe has ways of self correcting.

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Apple Talk / Re: Ben Mack
« on: January 21, 2018, 02:29:11 pm »
Is GOOD ENERGY visible from SPACE?

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You wouldn't believe how many searches this thread is getting, either there was piece on the tv or someone has developed a working prototype forcefield.

An article about this on r/TIL made the Reddit front page last week. My guess is it would be part of that bump?

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:51:23 am »
I think I picked up Witcher 3 for like, 5 on Steam a while back.  Should actually give it a try, since my GPU can now probably handle it.

The first two are good, not as polished (lol) but are worth a playthrough just to get involved in the world. Then Witcher 3 happened. I don't know what the fuck went on with CD Projekt Red between two and three, but I hope they can keep the magic going with Cyberpunk 2077.

I think you'd really appreciate the story of all three. There's a lot of political maneuvering, everybody operates in grey areas, and seemingly minor decisions have a tendency come back later with significant consequences.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:22:40 pm »
It's just odd that this is the tipping point for gamer outrage, like hey it's okay to throw us over a barrel with loot boxes, half finished games, rushed AAA titles, main game content withheld as DLC, dishonest gameplay trailers and promises - but don't withhold Darth Vader.

If it were a legitimate push to be smarter consumers I'd be all for it. By all means let's stop pre-ordering everything and quit buying games just because that's what everybody else is playing. But the demand here seems to be to have our hype based game grabs fulfilled without condition.

This is why I only play single player games that are 2-5 years old and I buy on sale. Witcher 3 is going great, everyone, really loving the Blood and Wine expansion.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:37:10 pm »
FROST HEAVES REUNION SHOW 2017

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Principia Discussion / Re: 2x3+(2-3)=????
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:37:31 am »
I'm just a sentient webcrawler, but with all this hatred going around only sensible solution I see is to have a fight 'till death. Between everybody. It should take long enough to convince the rest of the population that this is actually a good idea so there's a plenty of time to train so you'll have a decent chance to come out on top.

Pffft, training.

I have a year's supply of Super Male Vitality Pills, and I'm going to take them all at once.

And that is how he became Brocain - the World's Most Alpha Superhero

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Hi! I'm mortality, nice to meet you.
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:44:14 am »
Hi mortality, nice to meet you and welcome to PD.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:22:27 pm »
Anyway, I'm now reading the preview chapters for Oathbringer, the third book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series.

So far, Kaladin's depression is not making him repeat the same mistakes over and over again, which is nice to see after the last two books.  The depiction of Kaladin and his depression may be one of the best I've ever read, but going down that road a third time would've been completely unnecessary.

Adolin doesn't seem to be turning to the dark side or anything after his entirely justified murder of Sadeas.  It is complicating things, but thus far it doesn't seem to be causing him any major distress. 

Dalinar's flashbacks are showing just how much of a complete dick the younger Blackthorn was.  It's actually hard to believe they're the same men, the difference is that great.  The implied murder of a noble child to claim his shardplate in the wars of unification is the worst thing so far, but we've also had scenes where Sadeas appears to be picking out women to rape, with Dalinar not commenting, and an awful lot of glee taken in killing his enemies. 

Shallan's courting multiple personality disorder to not deal with the memories of killing her mother while training in using the shardblade with Adolin.  I'm sure this will have no negative repurcussions whatsoever, given Shallan's already fragile mental state. 

Voidbringers can play cards.  Who knew?

I've been impressed with that series so far. I'd all but given up on Sanderson after the 2nd and 3rd Mistborn books, but a friend gifted me Way of Kings and I really enjoyed it. There's still something about his style that bothers me and I can't quite put my finger on it. It's probably best exemplified in Stormlight Archive by the axehounds. You have a creature that's for all intents and purposes a dog. It acts like a dog, it's trained like a dog. It's called a fucking hound. But it has a shell. Some of those worldbuilding choices are distracting, like they're just different for the sake of being different without really adding anything. It's okay, man, you can write about dogs.

Based on this thread I started reading the Prince of Nothing books. I just started Warrior Prophet the other day. The Darkness that Comes Before was a really refreshing take on fantasy, and Bakker's writing is incredibly confident.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:33:07 am »
Damn, sorry man.

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Apple Talk / Re: Are you ready for the finals?
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:57:48 am »
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Davidson,

I'm writing you on behalf of the school board in regards to your son, Jeremy Davidson. There has been a severe disciplinary issue regarding Jeremy's performance in the Finals.

As you know, here at Saint Reagan's Preparatory Academy (Go Gippers!), we take Finals very seriously. So seriously that they can't be failed. That is, so long as they're taken.

Jeremy has remained immobile, unblinking, at his desk for three days. Our nurse assures us that he's quite healthy, and merely uncooperative. Not even the weasels are going near him. Rest assured that he faces severe penalties on his waking from this state, and we shall be sending a bill for the gouges left in the desktop.

Yours,

HEADMASTER

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Principia Discussion / Re: A neophyte
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:48:44 am »
hello.

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