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hereweareBy far and large, the touhou series- specifically the earliest windows games, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, and Imperishable Night. Compared to the newer games, and by newer...
By far and large, the touhou series- specifically the earliest windows games, Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Perfect Cherry Blossom, and Imperishable Night. Compared to the newer games, and by newer I mean post 2006, they are technical messes, especially ESOD. Despite that, their aesthetic and simplicity is unmatched by any other game series as far as I know. I’m not even good at bullet hell, but I still managed to pull off a one credit continue in all 3 classic games, they were that enthralling. The series is also chiefly responsible for getting me into music, I wouldn’t have dreamt of playing piano if it weren’t for Necro-Fantasy/Necrofantasia. For such fugly, broken little games they are relentlessly charming and fun, and living proof that a game can be ugly as sin and still wildly inspiring to the imagination. If there were ever to be remastering of these games I’d recommend them in a heartbeat, but the amount of patching they need just to be somewhat playable means there’s a 30 meter high barrier to entry for anyone interested. Not to mention there was no legal way to get a copy unless you bought a CD from Zun himself, up until about 2018. The old games are still locked away in dusty cds all over the world, it feels like such a tragedy.
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hereweareI remember going over this kind of thing back in Ethics 101 - but seeing it done on much larger argument (with Thorn's usual delightful theatrics) was immensely helpful in figuring out, "ah, so...
I remember going over this kind of thing back in Ethics 101 - but seeing it done on much larger argument (with Thorn's usual delightful theatrics) was immensely helpful in figuring out, "ah, so that's how we could actually use this". I do wish that he makes an extension to this, where speaks more about how the rhetoric can make or break an already logically sound argument. Something in the vain of his explanation of Steve Bannon's propaganda techniques, but less specific to one person's techniques, and more how such devices work in conjunction with/work against the logic.
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hereweareThe Shining comes to mind. I recall hearing once that Kubrick made a deliberate choice not to pick overly attractive actors to make the characters feel like normal people, to imply that the...
The Shining comes to mind. I recall hearing once that Kubrick made a deliberate choice not to pick overly attractive actors to make the characters feel like normal people, to imply that the Overlook could corrupt anyone.
I purchased a Rad Mission this past summer to get me around during an internship in a rural-ish Appalachian town. It worked quite wonderfully to get me around town and to/from the grocery store once I installed a rear rack, and for the 1300 (1000 + 300 for tax and accessories) I paid I feel like I've saved thousands on a car. Now that I'm back at school, it's my primary mode of transport of getting to/from class. My school has a particularly terrible shuttle system, and going from ~40 minute rigid schedules to ~7 minutes even in ice and light rain is godly. That being said, I can't recommend anybody buy one. From Rad, at least. It's incredibly fun, it's saved me money, and I've only gotten one mild concussion from an accident. I also can't get it serviced. I've talked to about five or so bike shops over the time I've owned it, and nobody wants to touch it.
REI wouldn't even change a flat. Forced me to learn how to myself, I suppose. The best I've ever gotten is a local chain who was willing to change the rear brake pads for me (I know how to do it myself, but I'm superbly short on time). The sixth shop was willing to redo the rear spokes for me, but I would need to get the bike there. Which I can't do, because it's my primary and only mode of transportation. Can't imagine that Lyfts would take kindly to a stranger wanting to mount a bike rack on their car. If you got a more common (overpriced) bike from these shops like a Cannondale, I'm sure that you'd have a better time. At the moment though, I really wish I knew how much hands-on learning I'd be coerced into.