The "whatever's on your mind" thread 1.3

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  • edited June 2013
    Friar wrote: »
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    Does anyone on here use tumblr?
  • edited June 2013
    I do but I don't ever post anything.
  • edited June 2013
    Leplaya wrote: »
    Does anyone on here use tumblr?

    I do, but I currently just use it to follow other people. Someday, however, I'll start posting stuff.
  • edited June 2013
    God DAMN is it hot in the US right now. How do you people not melt?
  • edited June 2013
    God DAMN is it hot in the US right now. How do you people not melt?

    The US is a big place, that's not a very fair statement. Daily highs in the USA for today range from 10-40C. :p

    Personally, it's been 30s up here the past few days and I'm not happy.
  • edited June 2013
    Johro wrote: »
    The US is a big place, that's not a very fair statement. Daily highs in the USA for today range from 10-40C. :p
    Or, as an AMERICAN would say it, 50-104 degrees. What a range! In my area it's 83 degrees AMERICAN, with 57% humidity. I'd prefer between 60-70 and overcast.
  • edited June 2013
    God DAMN is it hot in the US right now. How do you people not melt?

    It really depends on where you live. I live in San Francisco, so I’ve never seen a hot day here in my life. Midwest California, however, can get to be about 120 degrees on some days. Especially Los Angeles, Monterey, Anaheim, Lake Tahoe, etc. Basically, any state that has desert in it an get to be a scorcher. The South is where the heat is the worst, but if you’re looking for a real oven a city, then Vegas. I’m there right now, and its 112 degrees outside right now.

    The rubber on my fucking shoes started to melt as I walked along the pavement. That’s how hot it is.
  • edited June 2013
    LA isn't so bad right now. It was barely at 100*F, ~38*C yesterday. Granted, I don't really go outside for long during the day. Or the night, for that matter.
  • edited June 2013
    I say we secretly make creatures genetically designed to live on Mars and potential to evolve with high intelligence. Since its unlikely we will ever be invaded by aliens we can at lest give then next generation a interstellar war.
  • edited June 2013
    coolsome wrote: »
    I say we secretly make creatures genetically designed to live on Mars and potential to evolve with high intelligence. Since its unlikely we will ever be invaded by aliens we can at lest give then next generation a interstellar war.

    But what if the "aliens" were friendly?
  • edited June 2013
    coolsome wrote: »
    I say we secretly make creatures genetically designed to live on Mars and potential to evolve with high intelligence. Since its unlikely we will ever be invaded by aliens we can at lest give then next generation a interstellar war.
    I worry that your plan could backfire and a New Martian would fall in love with a human girl and then we get stuck with interstellar peace.
    But what if the "aliens" were friendly?
    Only one side has to be unfriendly to start a war.
  • edited June 2013
    I worry that your plan could backfire and a New Martian would fall in love with a human girl and then we get stuck with interstellar peace.

    They could have a baby during the war and be on the run from both sides...nah no one would buy that crap.:D
  • edited June 2013
    So I was reading my brother's ex-wife's blog (yeah, I read my brother's ex-wife's blog, my excuse being that I get to keep up with news about my nephew that way, as he isn't old enough to write his own blog yet). She recently posted that she thinks one of the reasons her marriage failed is that she likes to move around a lot, while my brother prefers to stay in one place.

    I thought that was a little odd, as I never thought my family was particularly stationary. We moved around a lot when I was younger (and he's even younger than me). My favorite vacations have been the ones where we go all over the place, not stopping at any one spot for too long.

    Then I thought, well, maybe I am more rooted than I thought. I moved to my current city for a job 19 years ago. I've been living in the same home for 16 years. If my job said, well, we're closing shop here, and you'll have to move to another city if you want to keep working for us, I'd say no.

    So I guess I'm stuck, too. Good thing I didn't marry her. :)
  • edited June 2013
    WarpSpeed wrote: »
    as he isn't old enough to write his own blog yet

    I'm pretty old now I still haven't written a blog.
  • edited June 2013
    Guada2to wrote: »
    I've been wondering what the difference is between "a massive crush" and being in love.

    I have the strangest feeling of Deja Vu..southpark%20taco.jpg
  • edited June 2013
    coolsome wrote: »
    I say we secretly make creatures genetically designed to live on Mars and potential to evolve with high intelligence. Since its unlikely we will ever be invaded by aliens we can at lest give then next generation a interstellar war.

    I'm sorry to disappoint you, but as Mars and Earth are still in the same planetary system it would be an interplanetary war and not an interstellar one.

    (Unless both sides decide to fight in interstellar space to reduce collateral damage, which could be like "Ok, guys, let's tell the Martians, we'll meet them outside the heliopause in 30 to 40 years for the battle. I'd like to see their faces when they realise we never planned to appear.")
  • edited June 2013
    Hmmm....

    Spending the day reading up on my optional modules this year.

    It seems pretty clear what one choice is, (since the other option is very unappealing), but the other choice seems tougher.

    Its a choice between a Mathematics-based module (I normally do well at these, but its forecasting, which is very math heavy and chock full of equations and concepts which I worry I might totally bomb at), a HR based modules (I always do badly with HR modules. (they are usually quite dull) So I think I've mostly ruled that out), and the last module is Supply Chain Management. (which is all about Business Supply chains. Not exactly exciting, but potentially useful to know. (well for regular industries anyway))

    I may go for the Forecasting module, (since its mostly appears to be replicating methods, and is broken down into 3 smaller exams and constant small tests), but I worry about my own mathematical ability, (which isn't exactly great. (I'm no mathmatician), but decent enough to pick up when I need it).

    hmmm... I think I'll read up on the modules a bit (the materials from the last semester are always there if you look it up. Already reading the lectures! ;D) before making a hasty decision. (But the other two modules appear to have the regular 30/70 split of coursework and exam, which I'm normally terrible at. Hmmm....)
  • edited July 2013
    Iryon wrote: »
    (Unless both sides decide to fight in interstellar space to reduce collateral damage, which could be like "Ok, guys, let's tell the Martians, we'll meet them outside the heliopause in 30 to 40 years for the battle. I'd like to see their faces when they realise we never planned to appear.")

    That would make my Saga reference work.
  • edited July 2013
    We should have a roast thread where we all comically make fun of each other.
  • edited July 2013
    I'm tired of adventure game elitism. Oh, no, we're too HIGHBROW for Leisure Suit Larry now? Bite my leisurely suited ass.
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited July 2013
    I don't see that. In fact, in my German adventure forum, they are discussing the things they licked in that game right now. :D
  • edited July 2013
    Gee, where I've been, everyone's complained about the interface, the jokes, the style of humor, that it's a Larry game at all, and the graphical style.
  • edited July 2013
    I never liked Leisure Suit Larry but I get the appeal.
  • edited July 2013
    DAISHI wrote: »
    I never liked Leisure Suit Larry but I get the appeal.

    Yeah, there's two reasons for that.

    1. You are Leisure Suit Larry and don't appreciate the self-depreciation.

    2. You're one of those "I'm too highbrow for Sierra humor" people.

    I just love picking on you.
  • edited July 2013
    I loved King's Quest I think that qualifies as Sierra humor :P Also, Black Cauldron is my favorite game of all time. I cannot emphasize that enough.
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited July 2013
    DAISHI wrote: »
    I never liked Leisure Suit Larry but I get the appeal.

    I always thought you looked a bit like him.
  • edited July 2013
    King's Quest? Ridiculous. That game is archaic. Nobody does that anymore.

    Also, I don't actually remember any low brow Sierra humor in King's Quest or Black Cauldron? There was humor, but nothing of that kind.
  • edited July 2013
    Gee, where I've been, everyone's complained about the interface, the jokes, the style of humor, that it's a Larry game at all, and the graphical style.

    Come to Germany. We love that stuff over here.

    Also: I though I might have a look at Zelda: Spirit Tracks and now I have no idea what to play because I want to play Fire Emblem AND Zelda now.
  • edited July 2013
    Play the Oracle games?
  • edited July 2013
    Play the Oracle games?

    I'm not into dancing.
    :D
  • edited July 2013
    Yeah, Fawful... sounds like you should learn German.

    Honestly, I never played any of the Leisure Suit Larry games... so I haven't the foggiest about what's going on. Okay, I do have the foggiest... but nothing clearer than that.
  • edited July 2013
    Yeah, Fawful... sounds like you should learn German.

    Honestly, I never played any of the Leisure Suit Larry games... so I haven't the foggiest about what's going on. Okay, I do have the foggiest... but nothing clearer than that.

    It's not that they're the GREATEST. I just enjoy playing a game about a loser that every woman hates who is trying to find love. And I really don't mind low brow humor at all, as long as it's funny. I can laugh at Larry Laffer. Larry Lovage can eat a dick. Magna Cum Laude and Box Office Bust are stupid, and I don't know how I feel about 6 and 7 because I haven't played them, but 1, 2, and 3 are all right.

    If you play a Larry game, you're going to be insulted by airheads, you're going to feel like a complete loser, you're going to get flashed by a guy in a trenchcoat, you're going to get a venereal disease and die if you don't use a condom, you're going to stop an evil spy plot, you're going to get dumped a lot, you're going to be assassinated by lady assassins, you're going to be unable to leave a locker room if you don't lock your clothes in a locker because they'll get stolen- and you're definitely not going to feel like Larry is some kind of ideal man. Also you can use your pants zipper on things. It's irreverent, and I love things that are irreverent.

    I just waved my penis at a whale, and he said he wasn't in the mood for brine shrimp.
  • edited July 2013
    I played LSL7 several times and loved it.
  • edited July 2013
    A problem I have with later Larry games is that eventually they became less about a humorous low brow adventure with a lovable loser, and more about showing big tits. The Reloaded version of Larry falls into this a bit, too, which bugs me a bit. I mean, the AGI games had nudity, but it felt like a part of the humor when it happened, whereas in later games it feels cheap and forced in.

    I've heard conflicting things about how 7 handles this.
  • edited July 2013
    Is Shao Kahn a god?
  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited July 2013
    Larry Laffer is fun to play as, since he's a loveable loser. He's not just looking for a one night stand, but for love (he can get the former in the first game, but the adventure continues since he realizes he wants more than that). Even in the games after the original trilogy, Larry still retains his search for true love (even though he's thought he found it and lost it three times by that point (Well, I can't speak for 7, since I haven't played it yet, but Larry is still his loveable loser self in 5 and 6).

    That, I think, is where the biggest disconnect happens between Larry Laffer and Larry Loveage. The Loveage games were just about a cheap thrill, but the Laffer games had substance beyond the nudity and low-brow humor.
  • edited July 2013
    King's Quest? Ridiculous. That game is archaic. Nobody does that anymore.
    Speak for yourself.
  • edited July 2013
    S5andrl5 wrote: »
    I've been wondering what the difference is between "a massive crush" and being in love.

    Why are so many people asking that here!? Did the Stalker union join the forum?






































































    :o
  • edited July 2013
    Chyron8472 wrote: »
    Speak for yourself.

    No, I'm speaking for DAISHI. You see, he said that exact thing about Super Metroid, and since then I have been sarcastically quoting that as much as possible, especially in response to him.
    Jennifer wrote: »
    Larry Laffer is fun to play as, since he's a loveable loser. He's not just looking for a one night stand, but for love (he can get the former in the first game, but the adventure continues since he realizes he wants more than that). Even in the games after the original trilogy, Larry still retains his search for true love (even though he's thought he found it and lost it three times by that point (Well, I can't speak for 7, since I haven't played it yet, but Larry is still his loveable loser self in 5 and 6).

    That, I think, is where the biggest disconnect happens between Larry Laffer and Larry Loveage. The Loveage games were just about a cheap thrill, but the Laffer games had substance beyond the nudity and low-brow humor.
    That's the human aspect, which every good comedy needs.
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