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Title: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 01, 2015, 11:34:53 PM
The New Year's spread:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMySky2015-001_zps75ff375c.jpg)

Stupid havok physics. Flingin' my donuts around.


God help me, I'm back in Mass Effect.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyME1-2015-001_zps079f8e6d.jpg)


I don't know about everyone else, but playing through a game for the 27th time is a little...ehhhh...boring. Good thing I have my despair to keep me occupied.

EDIT:

I just saw a couple of shots from my family's Xmas portrait sitting...I have no idea who half of those people are. That I'm related to them is something I'm told I should assume is true...but who the hell are they? All of my cousins have maybe 18 or 19 kids each, and now THEY'RE old enough to start getting knocked up. I think we may be at the point where name tags and a programme featuring a detailed family tree foldout are necessary. Family gatherings used to be so simple...
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on January 02, 2015, 10:08:21 AM
You should register Scribo for a trademark now. Because there's already some woman that registered scribotherapy (http://trademarks.justia.com/780/59/scribotherapy-78059856.html)... No kidding. I try to imagine what would give a therapy based on Scribonnaise. Could be interesting  ;D

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but playing through a game for the 27th time is a little...ehhhh...boring.

Maybe BUT, an excellent investment when you consider that most games are played for 20 hours and forgotten. If you consider the time played/dollar ratio, games like Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout and Mass Effect are definitely worth it.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 03, 2015, 12:42:33 AM
I like to think that Scribo could very well break down a few of those wearisome societal barriers. For example, why not exploit the multi-purpose versatility of Scribo by combining a cocktail party with a high colonic? Drop pants, mingle, get your colon cleansed...

Sorry. It's a little late for me.  :ss-disbelief

The description is lovely, btw:

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Educational services, namely conducting speech seminars and writing workshops in the field of journaling as self-therapy

"Hark! Young American, to the clarion call of that most noble of callings, that of the Scribotherapist! Yours is the True Path; go forth, and teach those damaged little bastards how to cure themselves by writing down their dumb little thoughts!"

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If you consider the time played/dollar ratio

True; I've certainly gotten my money's worth out of them...although in some cases, it's a toss-up between reasons: did I play them so much because I enjoyed them, or because I was too messed up to play other games?  :ss-nuts :ss-sparkly

I should probably post something random here:

It's kind of strange that all of the greatest guitarists are named "Steve"...Steve Hackett, Steve Howe, Steve Rothery, Steven Wilson, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Steve Clapton, Steve Di Meola, and of course, who can forget the enormous impact of John, Paul, Steve, and Ringo?
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: bobdog on January 03, 2015, 02:34:55 PM
... you forgot Steve Van Halen and Stevie Nicks.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on January 04, 2015, 01:31:33 AM
...and Steve Liebert and Steve Segovia and Steve Perry (not to be confused with the other Steve Perry) and Steve Page and Steve Hendrix and...

...wait; I think Ms. Nicks was played more than she played, if you catch my meaning ("if the tour bus is a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'!"). :angel:

Finally saw Maleficent. Better than I thought it would be. The Good Mrs. Pitt looked like she had a hell of a good time with the role.

And now I dig into some of my old notes. Excerpts from "Midnight Scribbles, vol. 1":

- Dropping goats from bell tower: Catholicism has ever confounded me.

- Shapeshifter. Turning into a giant spider never helps.

- "Whatever it was, it looks like I ran over a 200-lb bag of tomatoes."

- Reaching out to others: trying to get someone to look at thing on back

- MONITOR SNEEZESHIELD


This is why I stopped keeping a notebook bedside. I originally thought that maybe, just maybe, something brilliant (or better yet, useful) might occur to me during the night. These results here are the *most lucid* of whatever I jotted down. So, yeah...I just ignore the "ideas" anymore.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 01, 2015, 07:35:22 PM
Watching the Superbowl Halftime Tribute To Musical Mediocrity starring Katy Perry and her amazingly irritating voice, I was reminded of Tom Clancy's The Sum Of All Fears. [For the Unitiated: arab terrorists nuke the Superbowl.] Then I transposed that onto what I was watching.

The punchline:

"It's too bad so many had to die...but at least they got Katy Perry."
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 19, 2015, 02:39:22 AM
Confession Time:

I can't listen to King Crimson without feeling like it's an exercise in self-torment, as if I'm being punished for all the wrong that I've done.

Aside from "In The Court Of The Crimson King," that is; that one's perfect for highway driving. Oh, and "Matte Kudasai" is nice. But just about everything I've heard by them...it hurts. It really does. "But I *deserve* it, goddammit!" I scream as blood spurts out of my ears, "My sins are many and black as darkest night!"

Perhaps I need sleep.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on February 27, 2015, 12:11:46 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/Spock_zpsrtwnnfjl.jpg)
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on February 28, 2015, 09:29:41 AM
Yep, I heard the sad news last night. The ranks of the original cast are thinning a bit more. Last time I saw him was a cameo appearance in the latest Star Trek movie... "Into Darkness" was it?

Spock was the character in Star Trek who survived all the others. But obviously life is not a show... at least not the same kind of show.

RIP
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 11, 2015, 12:34:47 AM
Life is off-kilter. We NEEDED Nimoy to balance out Shatner's existence. But now... :ss-ahhhh

When I was a kid, I liked sweatpants because you could fold the legs in such a way that they looked like the pants they wore on the original series.

Anyway...

Earlier this evening, I wondered how life would have been different for me if the internet had been around when I was a teenager (I mean in its current state; not as it was then). Out of nowhere, a fully-formed phrase popped into my head: "seven consecutive life sentences." So I stopped wondering.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on March 17, 2015, 06:45:11 PM
Any given issue is usually too complex for me to even begin caring about figuring out, but this one's a little too close to home: over the last couple of years, we've had more earthquakes in Oklahoma than they've had in California. [source: the fact that all Oklahomans now speak with a bad vibration in their voice.] The US Geological Survey came to the conclusion that it's because of all the fracking by the oil companies. The oil industry said, "whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA there, pardner! Let's not jump to any conclusions!" Because, you know, money wins out over common sense every time. So we're all gonna die here.

Wikipedia: fracking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing)
Illustrated explanation: Dangers Of Fracking (http://www.dangersoffracking.com/)


Oh, and somewhat related (the linking concept is: rich scumbags with no accountability), the White House has declared itself exempt from Freedom Of Information Act [FOIA] regulations.

America...America... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyHSjv9gxlE)
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on March 18, 2015, 07:26:07 AM
When it comes to governments, whatever the country, I'm always reminded of Peter Gabriel's

I don't remember, I don't recall
I've got no memory of anything at all

Because that's governments to you.

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America...America...

That's a good one  :lol:
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Lord Mantrid on April 01, 2015, 12:33:20 AM
I think tonight is as good of a night to drink vodka as any.

Shit. I'm not as good at this as you guys.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on May 13, 2015, 02:49:43 PM
It helps if you despise the human race in general. Drink up...shoot in...let the beatings begin!

Um. Sorry. Once in a while Metallica slips out.

Lessee...haven't babbled lately. Okay, three items:

1. Why was I spraying water on a tree at 2:15am? A bird. Apparently, this bird had developed a massive tumor in its teeny-tiny little brain and figured that entire world needed to hear its song, non-stop, from evening well into the wee hours. As I value my sleep more than a bird's neurological problems, I took the garden hose and washed that tree down but good. The little rotter ceased its nerve-abrading chirp, and all was right in the world. I would have gladly set the tree on fire to shut the winged vermin up, but then I would have had a charred stick instead of a tree. I can only hope that the bird was so soaked that it couldn't get off the ground and a cat ate it.

I just wish this method worked on my neighbor's dog. Although I think a high-powered rifle would be a more effective deterrent in this case.

2. I was watching a game show, wherein a woman won a Prius. "Winning a Prius," I opined, "is like your parents giving you a three-legged puppy."

I may have been in a less than charitable mood at the time.

3. Since I'm not winning any awards from PETA anytime soon, I thought this would be the perfect time to take a nauseatingly cute animal meme and twist it into something that will make yo momma vomit. I call it: "Cute Friend, Deadly Friend."

The concept is be to pair a cute animal with something decidedly not cute and wholly dangerous; ideally, *aggressively* so.

So far, I've only come up with a few examples. (I mean, I do have other things to do; I'm not devoting every ounce of whatever's left of my ever-eroding mental faculties to this thing. There are walls that I haven't stared at yet, and I am WAY behind on my slack-jawed drooling.)

So:

- A puppy and an anaconda

- Baby ducks and a South American bird-eating Goliath tarantula (a segment I would call "Duck McNuggets")

- A chihuahua and a swarm of very angry bees

- Baby bunnies being overtaken by army ants

- Kittens and a sheet metal press.

- My neighbor's yappy little dog and a blender

...and so on. And now if you'll excuse me, I need to change my phone number and insist that everyone call me "Raoul."

Self-realization: okay, now I get why no one from school has tried to contact me in the last 20 years...
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 18, 2015, 10:18:32 AM
The summer Steam sale hasn't been all that great this year. It used to be fun, but they messed with the format and now it sucks. Still, I did get a couple of games like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Rube Works for a good price.

However...most of the things I have in my wishlist are either too new for deep discounts or reflect their complete lack of understanding as to what makes a good discount. 10%? 15%? Like a certain nasally-gifted Nanny once pointed out, it isn't a real sale unless it's at least 50% off.

The GOG sale was even better for me: the Two Worlds games AND the remake of Grim Fandango for under $15? Thank you. I still have yet to get the Witcher 3, but when I do, it'll be through GOG. It's funny, but the large drink cup I got at Carl's Jr. yesterday practically begged me (not out loud...I didn't hear voices, in case anyone was wondering) to go to Gamestop and buy Witcher 3...$5 off! Please please please for love of everything decent and holy PLEASE come to Gamestop and buy this game!

Naaaaah. Suffer.

In related news, Rockstar pulled a complete asswipe move: they anticipated the Steam sale by jacking the price of GTA V from $60 to $80. That way, you're still paying full retail even with a 25% discount. Miserable little bastards. Never again, Rockstar. :ss-disbelief

I feel that I should probably post something visually inappropriate here.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/FranDrescher.jpg_zpssi608lmh.gif)

There.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: bobdog on June 18, 2015, 01:09:21 PM
I agree, I've found few real bargains with this Steam Sale. And it's infuriating the number of companies who jacked up their prices in anticipation of the sale. 2 year old games that were selling for $30 last week now start at $40?? C'mon. The thing with Steam is that it can generate tons more revenue by hitting a lower price point to a larger number of people; their Sale model has been proven to work. Unfortunately, companies get scared that they'll lose an extra $5 per sale, so they bounce up their base price. The net result is that they will get fewer people buying their product, who might have looked at it at the lower price.

I found a couple games I'd never heard of like Grow Home, which looks really cool. I got Aperture Tag and Polarity, two paid add-ons for Portal 2, as well as Lily: Child of Geos, which looks like a cool adventure game. Also, got A Story About My Uncle and I'm excited about it as well.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on June 19, 2015, 09:23:23 AM
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And it's infuriating the number of companies who jacked up their prices in anticipation of the sale.

Unfortunately this practice is neither new nor limited to video games. I remember when I worked as a shop clerk in the 90s (computers, TV and the like), each year the company increased the prices about two weeks before the sales to compensate. A despicable practice and one of the many reasons why I abandoned this line of work. Sadly most companies prefer winning big bucks fast rather than an even bigger amount of little bucks on a longer term.

There were relatively few occasions for me as well. A bunch of old games that I got on GOG but the newest entries I might be interested in are too new for the sales to make any real difference. Got from Steam  The TALOS principle which is an interesting puzzle game with a story by the guys behind Serious Sam, Ryse: Son Of Rome by Crytek (I'll see what these guys can do with the sword stuff). I'll possibly get a couple more before Monday, but in the end one realizes that this year Summer sale offering is inferior to the normal weekly Steam sale which is disturbing.

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I still have yet to get the Witcher 3

So I assume you finally played through the two others?  :lol:
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on June 21, 2015, 05:41:13 PM
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So I assume you finally played through the two others?  :lol:

Well...that is to say...okay, I just reinstalled the first one yesterday, so that's a step in the right direction, at least.  ;D

That's the real reason I haven't snapped up #3 yet, as I didn't want to shell out $50+ on a series I haven't put any serious time into.

Relevant Selected Questions And Answers From The FAQ:

Q: Okay, so why haven't you finished the first game?
A: Because there's something seriously wrong with me.

Q: Well...what's wrong with you?
A: If I knew the answer to that, I would have finished the game.

Q: Did you REALLY forget Mother's Day this year?
A: Of course not. It just looked that way to the uninitiated.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on June 22, 2015, 08:34:59 AM
I'll PM you a little something as an incentive to at least go through the first witcher game...  :lol:

Another point... I mentioned in my review that I thought the graphics of The Witcher 3 were prettier than those of Dragon Age Inquisition... I didn't know then how much of an understatement that was. See It seems my memories of the graphic quality in DAI were more than fuzzy until I booted it up again this week-end so let's get the thing straight.

The Witcher 3 is burying DAI graphics so far down below that it would take a century for Bioware to dig themselves up to daylight (ok maybe it's exaggeration but it truly felt that way when I rebooted DAI this week-end... I was like "what's wrong with this game?"). What's more; I had both titles with ultra settings. At this level TW3 performs around 40 fps most of the time. DAI performs in the low 30 occasionally dropping as low as 27 and still has graphics that are not even close to compete. Makes you wonder about the optimization efforts put in by Bioware.

So yeah, for those who have still both games to play, do yourself a favor and play DAI first because at least you'll first have the impression to be in a great looking game. Then play TW3 and witness what true awesomeness is  :ok:
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 17, 2015, 02:47:05 PM
In celebration of deleting my Facebook page, I hereby proclaim today, July the 17th, to be forever hereafter known as "I'm Free Of Social Media!" Day (To be known informally as "Just Leave Me The Fuck Alone!" Day.) Other names for this great day occur to me...

"I'll Bet None Of My So-Called 'Friends' Even Notice I'm Gone" Day

"If You Want To Talk To Me Just Pick Up The Goddamn Phone And Call Me" Day

"I Have No Interest In Your Ugly Inbred Kids" Day

"You Can Marry Both Of Your Parents And Have A Huge Incest Orgy On The Front Lawn Of The White House For All I Care, Just Shut Up About Being Able To Marry Your 'Longtime Partner' For Christ's Sake" Day

"I Told You That I Don't Want To See Pictures Of Your Stupid Kids!" Day

"Okay, I Get It: Your Life Is Great And Mine Is Complete Shit. Point Made." Day

"The Only Time You've Called Is When You Accidentally Butt-Dialed Me, And Now You Want Me To Vote For Your Daughter's Basketball Team In An Online Poll? Yeah. I'll Get Right On That" Day

"Seriously...Why Are Your Children So Goddamn Repulsive?" Day

"No, Aunt Left-Wing Nutjob, I Don't Think It's A Good Idea To Amend Our Laws Just So Obama Can Serve A Third Term. You Dipshit" Day

"NO MORE FUCKING RAINBOWS EVER!" Day

"American Flag, Confederate Flag, Rainbow Flag, ISIS Flag...Flags Of Contention Unite!" Day

And so on. My only problem was that Facebook has a 14-day cooling off period before they permanently delete your page. It expires today, so that's why I'm so...so...happy. :ss-sparkly
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on July 17, 2015, 06:14:49 PM
I wish I could delete my own Facebook Page but I never had one to begin with  ;D

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I Don't Think It's A Good Idea To Amend Our Laws Just So Obama Can Serve A Third Term

But I'm all for the "presidential collar". See, you take a collar, you stuff it with explosives then you put it around the neck of the guy who just got elected. And Each week, people get to vote on the Internet if they think their president is good or bad. And when the bad gets to say... 81%... BOOM! Great way to get rid of the people who just want the job for the money... great incentive too... do your job right or get vaporized. Sure there could be a problem with hacking but hey, nothing's perfect. (I wish I could credit myself with the idea but I just read it in a Sci-Fi story some times ago, still good idea).

Of course the drawback would be having to force people into the presidency because no one would want it after the first explosion.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on July 18, 2015, 07:49:26 PM
A grand idea. :ok:  I think it should be extended to ALL politicians.

Y'know, Washington DC used to be a hardship post. I see no reason why it shouldn't be that way again... :evil1:

As for Facebook, I only wish I had multiple accounts so that I could experience the joy of deleting them all one by one. I may even sign up for Twitter and Instagram, just to delete those, too.

But I did find one thing on social media I liked:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/BruceJennersCat_zpsbznjnfxi.jpg)

Pretty much sums up society at this point, too.  :ss-nuts
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on July 24, 2015, 02:04:33 PM
Okay, let's go for some babbling of my own, although I would call that more of a soapbox.

EA/Bioware just released Spoils of the Qunari a DLC for Inquisition that according to the meager attempt at a description contains things like armors, weapons oh and a new throne ([irony on]huzzah, so desperately needed a new throne![/irony off]). Last month they also released another DLC aptly called Spoils of the Avvar and do I really need to tell you what it contains? Following this scheme I wouldn't be surprised seeing a Spoils of Orzammar, Spoils of Orlais, Fereldan Spoils (just for the sake of variance)... possibilities are endless. All of those having in common (beside being pretty useless) the price tag of $5 each.

Since the Witcher 3 was released, CD Projekt RED released 15 DLCs (and a 16th is in the work they are all part of the same package but released at different dates) some being armors (including the one which is in my opinion the best looking but that's entirely a matter of taste as everything in TW3 looks awesome), some weapons; some sexy outfits for the main ladies of the game but also a few new quests. They also have in common a same price tag which is... FREE. They could have released the whole bundle for $15 (and believe me, considering the competition offering for $5 each small pack of crap, $15 would have been a pretty low price) but no, they go and give away stuff.

I guess that from EA point of view, CD Projekt RED are a bunch of morons who do not know how to properly milk the consumers. From the user point of view however they are people who are considerate enough of their users to offer something as a "thanks for buying our game" (even if things might be a tad more complicated than that because they also have another DLC scheduled for this Fall with 30 hours of new gameplay but this time for nearly $30 so I guess the free content also serves as a coating to make the pill easier to swallow).

I sincerely do hope that CD Projekt RED will never ever be bought by Electronic Arts... each DLC would have been sold at least $2 and the big one would still have been $30   :ss-shake

That aside Bioware... Are you considering another story DLC any time soon or are you still planning to feed us crap until the next game? 
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on August 25, 2015, 12:29:53 PM
See, that's why I don't have a whole lot of interest in the upcoming Mass Effect game. You know that EA is going to cut/withold features for the purpose of DLC, they're going to charge a lot for that DLC, they'll patch the living crap out of it, they'll put far too much emphasis on the MP side, their marketing strategy will continue to look more like a Nazi party manifesto than anything else ("...and then we'll invade Poland!"), and the end result will have dodgy graphics, ugly characters/chargen with weird, godawful shiny plastic hair, a mediocre story with romances right out of Twilight fanfic, and...well, at least that Casey Hudson dipshit is gone. There is that.


Here's a question that never goes away whilst dungeon-delving:

Just how reliable is a health potion that's been sitting in a 1,000+ year-old crypt, anyway??

I don't know, it just bothers me. Same thing with armor. Actually, there's three things about armor that bug me:

1. How sturdy and useful is the perfectly shiny armor in that Dwemer ruin that hasn't been touched in 4,000 years or so?
I ask because it may be important. Although I admit there's great comic value in a bandit smacking you with a warhammer and all your armor just disintegrates, leaving you naked and bleeding and cold.

2. Why does every piece of armor that I craft look exactly like the raggedy-ass crap that's freely available in the world?
Because showing shiny new armor undergoing wear and tear would be far beyond the meager capabilities of an aged, obsolete engine.

3. Why can't I remember what the third thing was?
Because I live in Allergy Central and thus feel like I've been punched in the head repeatedly all the time.


Random Thing:

Bad: Being stuck in a banquet hall with Vegans...

Worse: ...who are also atheists...

Nightmare: ...and they're Apple employees.

(This came from a question: what's the most smug environment you can imagine? "Atheist Vegan Apple employees!" was my answer.)


Finally: Half-Life 3 is never going to be released, is it? :ss-kickcan
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: bobdog on August 25, 2015, 02:18:06 PM
RE: HL3, honestly, I'd be afraid to do it if I were Valve. Too much pressure to make it "best thing evah" after such a long time, similar to what Duke Nukem faced. And how do you innovate on such a scale after creating the physics elements that defined HL2? What could possibly top that? Sure, engines have gotten prettier, but we're still just shooting the same damn guns, just with more sparkles. So Valve should look at a) having another qualified studio do it instead, and take the blame when it's not a 10 out of 10; or b) find something unique as the hook.

My idea is to make HL3 an open-world (or better yet, open-GALAXY!!) game, where you have to take down the Xen worlds one at a time until you've reached a strong enough base of operations to take down the Xen hierarchy for good. Imagine a concept like Far Cry 3 or Assassins Creed, where you have to take down key installations to unlock the final leaders on each world, and then multiply that by six or seven worlds at a minimum. So it's a mix of Mass Effect, RTS games and AC, on a huge canvas spanning the galaxy, with the fate of the galaxy in your hands, upping the ante significantly from HL1 and HL2 and taking the fight to the Xen worlds themselves.

Gabe, I am available for consultation.  :smoking:
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 16, 2015, 10:05:57 PM
I think it may have come to that. It's gotten to the point where Gabe is going around with a fake handlebar mustache and answering questions with a weird accent. "'Hoff-lahf'? Vut eeees theees 'hoff-lahf'??"

Farm it out to a third party, someone with ambition and drive. Really...HL isn't exactly the most innovative of narratives, so it shouldn't take a room full of Nobel winners to pull out a decent sequel.


In other news...ah. Masterchef just finished up. And for those of you who don't want spoilers...look away now.

WARNING WARNING WARNING MASTERCHEF SPOILER AHEAD









...keep scrolling...



















Because Claudia won.

See? You should've looked away when I told you.

I admit to some...well, a *lot*...of disappointment at Derrick's loss. Then again, Masterchef is somewhat engineered (that's like saying that the Hoover Dam is "somewhat engineered"); I guess the win goes to whoever has the best sob story or the best legs (case in point: last year's winner, the stripper with the huge nose and great legs). So it should come as no surprise that the winner is the person who is the least qualified of the final two.

That's gotta sting, though. It wouldn't be so bad if it was:

"I lost, yeah. But she's an amazing, well-rounded cook who can take something from any given culture and turn it into something outstanding."

No, it was:

"I lost to a Mexican woman who can only cook Mexican food. And she looks like the Joker when she smiles. It hurts, Steve. It really does."

Seriously, that was all she could cook: Mexican food. Let me underline that point: she's Mexican and was only good at cooking Mexican food. If I had a peso every time she said she was putting her heritage/culture/roots into her dish, I...I would still be poor. Because the peso is the Canadian penny of Hispanic currency.

That may be insensitive. And inaccurate. But I'm beyond caring.

So anyway, it's over now. Hooray.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 17, 2015, 12:32:08 AM
And that's another thing: someone at Frito-Lay must have a screw loose. Because when I buy a "Family Size" bag of chips, I expect it to be able to feed a family of eight comfortably, with some left over for poor relations. No. The "Family Size" will probably serve a family of two, at most.

No, my friend...you want the "Party Size" bag! It has almost TWICE as much as the "Family Size!"

Well, that's good...I mean, if I have a party, I could grab a bag and--

Whoa there! That won't be enough! You might need to buy a few "Party Size" bags if you plan on inviting more than three people!

You know what? Maybe I'll just take out a mortgage, buy a few "Party Size" bags -- no, they aren't cheap -- and sit in the dark all alone and eat them myself. And I don't even want to talk about dip.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: bobdog on September 17, 2015, 06:42:22 AM
Someone's having a grumpy 41st birthday!! The sting does get easier after a couple of years. Then you start facing the 50th milestone and you're like -- where the heck did my life go? And where are my car keys?
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on September 17, 2015, 08:12:46 AM
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Then you start facing the 50th milestone and you're like -- where the heck did my life go? And where are my car keys?

More like 45. I don't know what 50 feels like yet but I get the feeling I won't like it. Just a bit more than a couple of year before verifying that theory.

Wow! We're a sad bunch   :lol:

But hey, Silver!

 :happybirthday:

 :bdaycake:

 :toomany:

All those smileys we actually never use  :purplelaugh:
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 18, 2015, 10:26:45 AM
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Someone's having a grumpy 41st birthday!! The sting does get easier after a couple of years. Then you start facing the 50th milestone and you're like -- where the heck did my life go? And where are my car keys?

You think I'm grumpy now, just wait until they "adjust" my medication again. Stick a shiv in just one orderly and everyone loses their damn minds. Yeesh.

But I'm prepared for 50...it's 41-49 that I'm not too happy about. And, I already feel like I'm 75, so...

But I've been practicing! When checking the TV guide for talk show guests, I ask "Just who ARE these people? I don't know any of them!" and, inevitably: "Why don't they have any of the people *I* like on these shows??" And then I'll go into full-on existential depression mode: "Because all the people you like are either dead or retired, that's why."

I haven't quite graduated to yelling at kids to get off my lawn, but I have a solution that would save time: just put a few of those "Registered Sex Offender" signs on the lawn.

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But hey, Silver!

 :happybirthday:

 :bdaycake:

 :toomany:

All those smileys we actually never use  :purplelaugh:

Merci! Colorful balloons, new medication...now, if I could just acquire the Holy Grail: Lynda Carter's sex tape.

Again: This proves that yes, I'm old.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 18, 2015, 08:10:46 PM
"Colorful balloons" eh? They're smileys.  :hammerhead:

Anyway. Once in a while I'll be tormented by cable TV car shows. While I'm not a car guy by any means (one might argue that I'm barely human at all), my favorite is Counting Cars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_Cars)...meaning, it's the only one I'll actually watch all the way through. ::)   (One other with some appeal is All Girls Garage, but it confuses me: I keep thinking it should feature babes in bikinis fixing cars, but it doesn't. So I avoid it entirely to save myself the confusion.)

Unfortunately, sometimes Canadian and British car shows are thrown into the mix...the Canadian shows are almost -- almost -- indistinguishable from the American shows, but it's the British shows that can be somewhat irritating. For example, a slightly enhanced (by me) snippet from something I overheard:

"Yes, I have this aluminum (pronounced "allumineeum") wing that I'll attach to the boot, which as you may know is is directly opposite the bonnet."

...to which I replied, "Right. Then I'll finish my pinky-and-perky, grab my brolly, nip 'round the corner, take the lift up to my flat and watch the telly!"

I admit, I was in a rather bad mood at the time.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on September 19, 2015, 11:26:07 PM
On some show the other day, I saw a cafe named "Cafe du Monde."

Well, I thought to myself, that's certainly better than "Cafe Mon Dieu"...

I think I need sleep.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 09, 2015, 10:45:44 AM
How To Get Doom/Ultimate Doom/Doom II/Final Doom Running On Modern Computers

1. Acquire sharp knife.

2. Acquire small child.

3. Place screaming child before keyboard.

4. Plunge sharp knife into small child's tiny little heart.

5. Stifle compulsion to laugh maniacally. This is serious, goddammit.

6. Drain child's blood into keyboard.

7. Google "zdoom".

8. Achieve all of the many steps necessary to download and install zDoom. (Estimated time required: six soul-sucking days and just as many bitterly sleepless nights.)

9. Play Doom.

NOTE:  If your local laws render child sacrifice illegal, feel free to substitute a yappy little dog, such as your neighbor's Pomeranian.


How To Get Master Levels Of Doom II/Quake 2 Mission Packs Running On Modern Computers

1. Take sharp knife from the previous tutorial and plunge it into your own neck, right under your jaw. You may not inflict a mortal wound upon yourself, but it will deter you from wasting your time on such frivolous nonsense.


How To Avoid A Police Investigation When Your Tutorial Encourages Harming Children And/Or Small Animals

1. Say "Just kidding!" like you really, truly mean it.

2. You don't have to mean it. Just the mere show of contrition is enough.

NOTE: This applies to many things in life, such as DUI resulting in multiple grade-schooler deaths, boning your wife's sister AND her mother in one frantic, delightful afternoon of passion, and putting your butthole directly on your customer's entree. These can all be solved with puppy dog eyes, a pooched-out lower lip, and a tearful "I'm really, REALLY sorry!"
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 28, 2015, 09:18:41 AM
Nothing to say, really...as is usual...but I just like seeing those little new post pumpkins light up. :angel:

Oh, here's something. A trivia question really.

Q: Why do they put MSG in most of our food?

A: Because opium is illegal.

Also, I'm working on a proposal involving the yearly ritual sacrifice of a Jenner/Kardashian. When the news articles on my Yahoo page feature no less than six J/K-related articles at any given moment, it's either time to get rid of Yahoo, or ramp up the process for a grand, yet gruesome engine of blood sacrifice. The fact that we will never entirely wipe them out is not an issue; those hirsute horrors breed like rats. We shall have plenty of them for the grim -- yet oddly enjoyable! -- slaughter ahead.

No, the only problem is: WHICH awe-inspiring supernatural entity would accept the offering? Because clearly, the J/K clan is the best scheme that Hell has squeezed out of its fiery rectum since Paris Hilton. So we need to bypass Satan and find someone else. But whom? Who (or, more accurately, WHAT) has the power and ultimate overall chutzpah to accept the blood of the not-so-innocent and still bestow dark powers upon us? Or, more precisely, me?

This means research. The wearisome, unceasingly monomaniacal agony of poring through countless religious/spiritual texts to find the diabolical omnipotent entity of my dreams...

Ehhh...maybe it'd be easier just to get rid of my Yahoo page. :ss-kickcan
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Doc_Brown on October 28, 2015, 10:25:37 AM
Ehhh...maybe it'd be easier just to get rid of my Yahoo page. :ss-kickcan

I actually just did that.  There was an article in my news feed, for instance, that auto-played a video of a fight at a school.  Now, I didn't want to see that, so I clicked pause on it.  Only problem is, if you scroll through the news feed and come back across it, it starts auto-playing again.  So not only will they play videos without getting your permission, they'll play videos even after you've denied them permission.

Then I went into the article's tags and deselected categories such as "crime & justice" and "social media".  Lo and behold, the article shows up again later--only this time it's tagged as "schools" and "education" instead.  Not to mention the times Yahoo will seem to forget you're logged in and go back to the default news feed.  Oh look, it's back again.  Oh look, the "crime & justice" tag is red--meaning this article shouldn't show up.

I don't get it.  If it worked the way it was supposed to you could have a news feed of only articles you'd be interested in.  That would mean you'd be more likely to click on those articles, be taken to a new page, and Yahoo would get the increased page views.  Instead, their system is so broken that it drives users away from their site, costing them a significant amount of ad revenue.

No, the only problem is: WHICH awe-inspiring supernatural entity would accept the offering?

:coolcthulhu:
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 29, 2015, 09:14:45 AM
They're desperate, I think. What with ad-blockers making it tough for them to run scripts and other crap, they're resorting to underhanded tactics...

...probably just a little paranoid there. I should probably think about things before I commit them to print. But why start now?

Somewhat related to that are the problems I face when using Firefox, but that's my fault, I suppose. I use NoScript and an ad-blocker (more on that in a moment), and certain sites (like Taco Bell's) will not work at all, even if I allow specific scripts to run. So sometimes I have to switch to another browser entirely (but not IE. Never IE.). Pale Moon, for example, which is for all accounts "where Firefox should be right now." Don't ask me what that means. It falls beyond my Sphere Of Caring.

As for the ad-blocker, I switched over to uBlock, which works better than AdBlock Plus and/or AdBlock Edge, especially since their owners have sold out and allow "certain" ads to run. [...which then brings up the whole ad-blocking app thing with cellphones, but my experience with that problem is severely limited. Neo-Luddites don't have fancy phones.]

But that does beg the question: how can high-traffic sites keep running without revenue generated by ads? Personally, I don't click on ads at all...but I've always been a Taker and not a Giver and always will be. I suppose the future of the internet relies upon others: those unwitting individuals who will deliberately click on a banner offering laser printer ink cartridges for $29.95.

Now, for sites like the Nexus, I would consider "supporting" [their word] them with a yearly subscription. But since I'm the type of clown who still uses the shareware versions of Fraps and WinRar, saying "well...maybe someday I'll buy a license," it doesn't bode well for them. Although, the feeling of misanthropy is exhiliarating when someone points out that I represent the inevitable death of freedom.

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:coolcthulhu:

Well...yes. There's Him. But since I already have Him working on taking out my neighbor's dog (quote: "YARK! YARK! YARK! YARK!" [repeat constantly and forever]), I thought I'd give Him a rest this time. Besides, He is being very slow about the whole thing. I mean, really: what's so hard about sending out one Night Gaunt to snatch the little bastard from its yard to consume it like an in-flight snack??
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on October 29, 2015, 03:24:57 PM
I was thinking of trying Firehouse Subs for dinner, but I was disappointed that they didn't have a sandwich called "The Dalmatian."
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on November 01, 2015, 01:18:19 AM
The neighbor's dog.

Yark!

Yark!

Yark!

Yarkyarkyark!

Yark-yark! Yark-yark!

I hope its little heart explodes.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on November 01, 2015, 09:03:26 PM
Okay, okay, okay...the *chronological* order of the Fast & Furious movies: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 3, 7.

...no point, I'm just putting this here as a reminder to myself to avoid the following "hilarity":


THEM: Which one are you watching?

ME: The third one.

THEM: Oh. Fast & Furious?

ME: No, Tokyo Drift.

THEM: But that's the sixth one.

ME: Chronologically speaking, yes.

THEM: So why are you watching them out of order?

ME: Why do you assume I'm watching them out of order? I could've just watched #6, for all you know.

THEM: But this IS the sixth one!

ME: That's it. This sample conversation is over.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Doc_Brown on November 02, 2015, 09:27:23 AM
The neighbor's dog.

I live at an apartment complex, right next to the grassy area where one of the residents will bring her yappy little lapdogs.  Nothing like being woken up in the middle of the night to hear them barking at someone coming home late.  And the best part?  Her reaction to her dogs barking:

"Hey!"  *CLAP CLAP*  "Hey!  Stop it!"  *CLAP CLAP CLAP*  "You get over here right now!"  *stomps feet*

My advice?  Get a fan.  A noisy one.  The white noise will drown those little bastards right out.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on November 02, 2015, 03:00:36 PM
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My advice?  Get a fan.  A noisy one.  The white noise will drown those little bastards right out.

No kidding. I had a similar problem once and solve it the same way. Fan noise rocks. What is disturbing are uneven sounds. A fan produces constantly the same sound so is easily tuned out by the brain while keeping the other annoying sounds at bay (provided you choose and adequately loud fan). Computer fans will do too -- if you don't have an hyper quiet setup -- but it's quite a draw on the electricity bill to let a computer running 24/24H so I wouldn't recommend it on the long term.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on November 04, 2015, 01:57:07 PM
Unfortunately, I have a quiet case. I mean, it's unfortunate in the given circumstances, not...never mind.

Fans? I got fans. Yes indeed, boys. I have a 16" shop fan and a 20" shop fan; the 20" sounds like a Cessna going balls to the wall. I also have two small desk fans, a larger desk fan, and a 14" fan that's really loud but just stirs the dust slightly. The other items in my arsenal include earplugs and headphones that are not in any way close to being noise-cancelling. I think my greatest desire at this point is perfect, unbroken silence.

...and I probably should put out some milk and cookies for Santa this year.  ::)

Most of the problem here is this nice little tinnitus thing I have going on, which makes me a bit more irritated than usual when it comes to noise. In fact, Tex Avery produced the perfect example of how I react to noise:

A clip from Rock-A-Bye Bear (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vRiA91O14U).

There's not a lot of exaggeration there. But the trick is finding a fan that doesn't set up a sympathetic harmony -- or worse, contrapuntal chaos -- with the ringing in my ears to produce the kind of rage you only hear about in Norse myths.

But I'll keep experimenting. Not with an icepick, no...if I render myself completely deaf, I'll have to just *remember* how my favorite songs went, and my memory's just not that reliable.

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"Hey!"  *CLAP CLAP*  "Hey!  Stop it!"  *CLAP CLAP CLAP*  "You get over here right now!"  *stomps feet*

My aunt was like that with her stupid poodle. That little monster would freak out and she'd be screaming "IZZY!" [for that was the loathsome vermin's name] "IZZY! SHUT UP! IZZY!"

"You're worse than the goddamn dog," I'd snarl.

I was never so happy about the demise of an animal when that horrid thing finally dropped dead. Then she got another poodle. ("MAGGIE! MAGGIE! SHUT UP! MAGGIE!") I don't see my aunt that often.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on November 05, 2015, 08:36:04 AM
You know what puts me to sleep? Vaccum cleaners  :purplelaugh: And not the Dyson hyper quiet type either. The loud one.

Not even kidding.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on November 08, 2015, 11:56:09 AM
Vaccuums...yeah, I know what you're talking about. Also: air conditioning units, distant traffic, lawnmowers, and televised football.  :lol:

Let's see...what do I have cluttering up my headspace lately? Besides that. Although to be honest, if I were entirely free of that, I'd be transparent. :hammerhead:

Well, they had a Fallout 4 launch party, complete with celebs...but the best they managed to scrape up were Halle Berry and Kaley Cuoco. I mean, not even one lesser Jenner/Kardashian was in sight.

[Side Note: I'm lobbying to apply a universally-accepted name to a herd of Jenner/Kardashians. As a flock of crows is a "murder," and a group of whales is a "pod," I submit that a group of J/Ks should be called a "tumor."]

Ah, well. Maybe the next Bethesda game's launch party will feature the Aniston vs. Jolie spittin'-scratchin'-hair pullin'-eye gougin' Red Carpet bitchfight we've all been praying for all these years.

[Another Side Note: although Ms. Aniston is reasonably fit and could most likely take care of herself in a straight-up fight, I suspect that Ms. Jolie, being totally batshit, is a dirty fighter. Things to look for in the fight: "Look out! She's got a shiv!" and "Holy shit...I never thought I'd see someone pop out a woman's eyeball and just...just...eat it, like that, just like a grape..."]

Until then, however, this is what we have:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/HB1_zps1agsnz1l.jpg)
Winning an Oscar means never having to put any effort into your craft ever again.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/KC1_zpsknkkw8xn.jpg)
Perhaps just a "mere" TV star, but she's pulling down a million bucks an episode.


Other stuff...

Doom 3:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyDoom3-001_zps5ta5wjky.jpg)
Yeah...crank those texture settings UP, dawg! See the...the...son of a BITCH.

I imagine this would've looked perfectly okay five years ago.  ::)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyDoom3-002_zps7qyujfrp.jpg)
#1: I wouldn't have had to enable the console if you asswipes had bugfixed a certain level, and
#2: Who gives a rat's ass about achievements, anyway??

Seriously. The BFG Edition nerfed the console so that you have to edit an .ini to use it. I got stuck in a level behind a door that would not open. It was supposed to lock behind me as I walked into the room, you know, id's dipshit method of panicking the player. I backpedaled into the hallway before the door shut, because...well, wouldn't YOU jump back if a Revenant screamed at you and fired a couple of rockets at your head? The door shut...and it was locked. That's when I found out that the pinheads had screwed with the console, because the only way out was to either load an earlier save, or clip through the damned door.

As a result, the game began bitching at me whenever I gained an achievement, because I still had the console enabled in the .ini. I didn't care enough to take it out.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyDoom3-003_zpsybftjkcs.jpg)
I feel your pain.

Indeed.


Fallout New Vegas:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyFNV-001_zpstpjvmqey.jpg)
Raven-Symone goes to Vegas.

Blech. I've spent so much time trying to get my character presets sorted out that I just don't want to look at FNV anymore. Or ever again. I'm sick of it. I produced a fairly good-looking FO3 character, but porting her to FNV was...flawed, to put it mildly. FNV makes good characters ugly. Tell Obsidian I said that. The bastards.


Rage

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyRage-001_zpsjjqzfoyt.jpg)

A cute girl in Wellspring.


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyRage-002_zpswltgykvn.jpg)

Look at that quality. Yesiree, that's high-def rendering right there, boy.

The whole megatextures thing is reason enough to ban John Carmack from games forever.


Skyrim

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMySky2015-085_zps4xhv8mgv.jpg)
So she got stuck in the bookcase and I killed the shit out of her.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMySky2015-086_zpsmq6ixrhv.jpg)

Dead Babette. I had to install and juggle the settings of at least three different large-scale mods and two patches to make this moment possible. But I think it was worth it.  :evil1:


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y144/silversorrow/2015/zzMyDelusions-001_zps4yckuw78.jpg)

It's not like they're close in appearance...but now I realize that I've been watching Constance Wu far too closely on Fresh Off The Boat.  :ss-facepalm
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on November 09, 2015, 01:42:28 PM
Regarding Fallout 4, interesting fact... On Amazon France, the Steam code for Fallout 4 is sold €59.99 so basically the same price as if one buy directly from Steam BUT (and that's the interesting part) the DVD version is sold €39.99. So one gets a box, DVDs and possibly a manual for €20 less than the digital version that is... well... digital. So basically the cost of the digital are reduced -- no shipping and handling, no printing, no packaging -- and however it is much more expensive than the common DVD version.

I could ask why such weirdness but I already know so I don't care... Of course buying the DVD version might mean that I won't have the original voicing -- I've never known Bethesda to publish several language versions on a same disc -- but for €20 difference? What the heck, for once I'm inclined to take the thing in my native tongue (and see if the atrocious French voice acting improved with the years).

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Perhaps just a "mere" TV star, but she's pulling down a million bucks an episode.

Friends actors were already pulling $1 million an episode and that was 12 years ago... So considering the inflation I'd say she's underpaid  :purplelaugh:

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although Ms. Aniston is reasonably fit and could most likely take care of herself in a straight-up fight, I suspect that Ms. Jolie, being totally batshit, is a dirty fighter.

That may be but we have a saying here which goes like -- loosely translated -- "Beware of dormant waters". Meaning that it's generally the ones who seems to pose no threat who end up being suddenly lethal while the ones who keep barking end up cowering in a corner when the time comes.

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Look at that quality. Yesiree, that's high-def rendering right there, boy.

And if you ever play the new Wolfenstein you'll end up with more of that high quality. Dear Id Tech 5, you sucked in 2011, you still suck today. And you'll still suck in the next DooM but apparently Bethesda doesn't care.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on November 09, 2015, 11:52:55 PM
I think the DVD version on Amazon.com is three cents cheaper than the PC download. :P  Plus, you get a poster with all the Perks on it, as a bonus for pre-ordering.

Imagine my excitement.

If I can get a major cash infusion tomorrow, I'll buy it. And I'll be one of those people who experience the joy of a pre-patched FO4, and as such be able to complain bitterly (but with authority!) about how they nerfed this or that in the inevitable slew of patches over the next year.

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Friends actors were already pulling $1 million an episode and that was 12 years ago... So considering the inflation I'd say she's underpaid  :purplelaugh:

True, and it reminds me of when Mark Harmon was being interviewed on some late night talk show. NCIS has been the top CBS show for several years now, and he was asked if the network did anything special for them, considering that the network gave Jerry Seinfeld a Porsche (allegedly), and Harmon said something to the effect of, "We got a cake."

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That may be but we have a saying here which goes like -- loosely translated -- "Beware of dormant waters". Meaning that it's generally the ones who seems to pose no threat who end up being suddenly lethal while the ones who keep barking end up cowering in a corner when the time comes.

A variation is "Still waters run deep." But I think that may refer to something else entirely. Now I'm sorry I even mentioned it.  :ss-shootme

I would like to think that Jennifer would win, because she is America's Sweetheart...but I'm sure she could be handy with a shotgun.  :lol:

[Sorry, but I had this weird image of Jolie jumping on a railing and ripping off her dress to reveal her double mastectomy scars, screaming "I was so scared of cancer that I cut my tits off!" She cackles insanely and is struck by a dangling high-voltage wire. She screams horribly as she's electrocuted: her eyes burst and her blood boils. It's little vignettes like this that keep my stomach in a state of constant turmoil.]

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And if you ever play the new Wolfenstein you'll end up with more of that high quality. Dear Id Tech 5, you sucked in 2011, you still suck today. And you'll still suck in the next DooM but apparently Bethesda doesn't care.

It's something to look forward to, though.  :ss-ahhhh

I'll admit to a few apprehensions about FO4: Will it look as pedestrian as the screenshots show? Will the female characters' hair move? Should I hold off buying the Season Pass until DLC is confirmed? Should I be pissed off about the delay of editing tools?

I have a lot more questions, but I'm thirsty and I have to drink enough fluids to make sure that I'm getting up every hour to hit the can tonight.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Starfox on November 10, 2015, 03:06:40 AM
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I think the DVD version on Amazon.com is three cents cheaper than the PC download. :P  Plus, you get a poster with all the Perks on it, as a bonus for pre-ordering.

Well, either Amazon France made a mistake in the pricing or something fishy is going on... Wait... Oh, it appears that Amazon FR has a 27% price rebate currently going on as a pre-order bonus on the DVD version. So sure no poster but 27% less.

Edit: there's rumors about the DVD version being in fact an empty box with a Steam code inside. That would really be utterly absurd considering the price difference between the DVD version and just the Steam code. I guess I'll see in a couple days.
Title: Re: More Random Babbling: 2015
Post by: Silver Sorrow on December 12, 2015, 10:56:56 AM
An empty box with a Steam code inside? Sadly, that would not surprise me in this day and age. :'(

And now for some poetry. I call this:

Dreamer's Lament

Footsteps above me
disturbing my sleep
I only wish
I'd been buried a little more deep.

Thank you.

...what? I didn't say it was *good* poetry. Jeez.