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Apple Talk / Re: Nonviolent J Protest
« on: May 30, 2020, 06:31:26 pm »
that wasn't January, that was 13 years ago

*puts finger in ear*

what's that? January was six months ago?

*puts finger up nose*

get the fuck out of here

Now we all know what it's like to live through a time skip between seasons. 2019 and 2021 will be five years apart.

Man, I really knew how to give it to 'em, once upon a time.

Wonder what the fuck he said, or if I'd even agree with myself from... eleven fuckingyears ago jseus christ why did I click what the fuck

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: May 30, 2020, 01:46:44 am »
So I have basically been out-of-my-mind obsessed with the Pathologic series by Ice-Pick Lodge. I picked up the original game on Steam for like $1.29, about a month before HBomerguy's video came out.

Imagine my feelings when I got SUPER hooked on the much-improved sequel, Pathologic 2, in the glorious year 2020. :lulz:

The games are very Russian, and center around twelve disastrous days in a village in the remote Steppe (easily understood as Russian though not explicitly stated, and the time period is likewise vague). There are three healers, a Bachelor of Medicine, a Haruspex, and a strange faith-healer girl, who all arrive on the first day in one way or another. Things are tense from the word go, as two prominent members of the community have died grisly, mysterious deaths. By Day 2, the disease is spreading.

In Pathologic 1, you could pick any of the three healers and experience the twelve days from their perspective. In Pathologic 2, they only were able to complete the Haruspex's campaign, but it's incredibly improved as a game overall.

Loss, failure, the relentless and cruel march of time, senseless and unavoidable death, avoidable deaths that are your fault, and the inability of your mortal body to keep up with the demands of the crisis (hunger, exhaustion, and infection will likely catch you before anyone else does). Rampant death and misery, and eventually a suggestion that perhaps you never had any real choices at all, despite all you've done, good or bad. Fun!

So yeah these games rule, 10/10 on the videosgame scale.

« on: May 30, 2020, 01:33:08 am »
*blows dust off login*

Oh my god have you all STILL not shut the fuck up???

granted I talk to like half of ye on Facebutt BUT STILL

The fact that my hand reflexively went to "Preview" before "Post" proves that forums were always, and continue to be, a superior medium for communicating to any other form of posting.

Except that nobody uses them.   :lulz:

That is a point against them, yes.

Or a point in their favor, depending on how you feel about making Posting available to the masses.

Apple Talk / Re: Nonviolent J Protest
« on: May 29, 2020, 11:28:49 pm »
2020 is already fucked

just opening a news website spikes my blood pressure

Government is broken

climate is broken

Humanity is broken

the insane posse is classified as a gang

I'm almost 40

fuck it... there's only one option left:

To become a fan of the Insane Clown Posse

I think that's what this world needs right now -- people in their 30s and 40s putting on bad clown makeup and spraying faygo everywhere

Honestly, it doesn't sound like a bad time.

We were just talking about it in #discord.. somebody posted some random ICP video and I was like "you know ... I don't actually hate this"

maybe we just hated them because it was fashionable, and also because of vanilla ice

And like, they're not even popular. There's no reason to get into them now. None.

But if you don't know how to relate to 2020, if you feel like everything is hopeless and frustrating -- this thread is for us

Fuck's sake 2020 was already this bad in JANUARY

Everything keeps happening more and more, faster and faster.

Apple Talk / Re: Fuckin do it then
« on: May 29, 2020, 11:23:37 pm »
after quarantine, do you want to go jiming?

Hereís the winner. Itís fucking disappointing. I was hoping for mind altering levels of incoherence, with just enough grammar and sensible language to make it recognizable as an offer instead of anything else. Like youíre being offered a hot new drug but by hearing the name alone your senses are already warping away into another plane of existence.

But instead itís the Professor, and he has jiming. Goddamnit.

Iím going to blame the coronavirus. I cannot accept that this is what we have for incomprehensible offers. Itís just that the plague killed them all.

Sounds like someone didn't understand what was offering when they signed up.

Apple Talk / Re: These guys have hit the nail on the head.
« on: May 29, 2020, 11:21:46 pm »

Explanation of how normal people become Nazi shitbags.

Innuendo Studios and Alt-Right Playbook are pure Internet gold. They really dissect the guts of fashy shit and hold it up with helpful diagrams. It's the kind of thing I find very useful in assessing who's worth talking back from the edge (upset, frustrated people plugged into bad information) and who gets the stick.

Apple Talk / Re: Plague Diary
« on: May 29, 2020, 11:18:08 pm »
Today and yesterday were my first days working outside the house (not in the office, outdoors) since mid-March

INSTANTLY scorched the back of my neck lobster-red because I haven't had any time in the sun to build up my usual tan :lulz:

New Jersey, despite being a land of absolute fuckers who will fuck up your shit, you fuck, as well as Italians, has had almost total mask compliance in every store I've been in for the past two months. People here actually give a shit, although they'll kill for saying so.

I've been maintaining my connection to outside world mainly by participating in a mutual aid project, because lol socializm.

« on: May 29, 2020, 11:12:19 pm »
*blows dust off login*

Oh my god have you all STILL not shut the fuck up???

granted I talk to like half of ye on Facebutt BUT STILL

The fact that my hand reflexively went to "Preview" before "Post" proves that forums were always, and continue to be, a superior medium for communicating to any other form of posting.

« on: May 29, 2020, 11:11:09 pm »
*blows dust off login*

Oh my god have you all STILL not shut the fuck up???

granted I talk to like half of ye on Facebutt BUT STILL

Apple Talk / Re: Merry Moosemas
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:32:13 am »
BUMP because I'm throwing a Moosemas party tomorrow. I had to check this thread to see what year I started doing it.. so this will be my 11th year! Which means it's my 13th moosemas party, because I think I've thrown two "Moosemas in July" parties.

Moosemas 2010, for reference

Our friends have BABIES now. Toddlers, even!

I'm actually gonna have to agree with the conservative judges on this one (Note to self, you just agreed with Scalia, get a lobotomy)  Free speech is free speech, if we allow restriction corporations this way, then that opens the door to restrict corporate use of other media as well.


Fucking christ on a crouton.

Apple Talk / Re: Postergasm Brainstorm
« on: November 22, 2018, 03:16:08 pm »
Yes. Howl nailed it.

Letís try to put an end to the rugged individual meme.

Here's the main thing:  The rugged individualist meme - alongside American libertarianism in general - is a perfect extension of logic from an incorrect assumption.  Humans are by nature a cooperative species.  The mistake made by the RI/Libertarian crowd is that they assume that To cooperate with the group is to surrender your identity.

And that last bit is the part we have to attack.

I strongly agree. You can see it in the endless "Why don't they just..." responses to large-scale problems (displacement, rent being too damn expensive, healthcare costs). We're conditioned, on a pretty large scale, to only think about problems in terms of individual choices, as if your or my personal buying decisions can keep rent and healthcare costs down, or save the environment by boycotting plastic straws.

I lent Cram a book a few weeks ago, Custom Reality and You, that talks about this. It's very "Online" and would be hard to read for anyone who isn't acquainted with internet weirdos. Luckily, y'all are exactly the right audience for that kind of thing.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Nazi Thread
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:56:19 pm »
So either the PBs dissolve into factionalism and infighting because authoritarians can't function without boots to lick (likely), or a new chud wriggles his way to the top (less likely, but not impossible).

Option one is fine, option two means potentially a MORE awful person doing the provoking and shit-stirring.


Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:52:26 am »
1) Fuck cancer, again.

2) My best friend of ten years is pretty much in the direct path of Florence, near the coast. She has no vehicle of her own, and the family members she's staying with have decided to ride it out. I already offered to go get her yesterday (9 hour drive, one way) but no-go.

I have Concerns.

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