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  1. Comment on What is your favourite tv show ? in ~talk

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    I have a lot of stuff that I like right now (Bojack, Good Place), did like until I didn't (Heroes, Walking Dead, Friendship is Magic), comfort food TV (MST3K, Mythbusters) and Anime that's hard to...

    I have a lot of stuff that I like right now (Bojack, Good Place), did like until I didn't (Heroes, Walking Dead, Friendship is Magic), comfort food TV (MST3K, Mythbusters) and Anime that's hard to recommend (ask me, it's a lot) but the one show that hits a lot of my buttons and has staying power is Over the Garden Wall.

    When I started this post, I had every intention of going with Avatar the Last Airbender, but Over the Garden Wall is a short run series that is exceptionally well developed and mature, and as much as I could recommend Avatar to the right person, I can recommend Over the Garden Wall to anybody, and more people are going to get more out of it, and I only wasted enough time as a short feature.

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  2. Comment on The Good Place S04E08 - "The Funeral To End All Funerals" in ~tv

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    Notes: The funerals were a nice pallet cleanser for the amount of raw fuel used in the back half of this episode. We finally got Disco Janet, and I guess there's a Janet Union now. That's nice....

    Notes:

    • The funerals were a nice pallet cleanser for the amount of raw fuel used in the back half of this episode.
    • We finally got Disco Janet, and I guess there's a Janet Union now. That's nice.
    • Even if Chidi comes up with a proposal, would the Judge approve it? The afterlife clearly isn't for the benefit of the humans if the Judge can decide to reset it all and start again from the beginning.
    • Even if you just reset the world, wouldn't you run into the same issue if you make no changes to the point system and new life that understands morality adheres to it?
    • We still have 6 more episodes after this!?
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  3. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Started putting actual effort into Writing again in honor of Timasomo, and when you are putting something together, you can by definition see all the strings and it looks ugly during your first go...

    Started putting actual effort into Writing again in honor of Timasomo, and when you are putting something together, you can by definition see all the strings and it looks ugly during your first go of it. You can see all the railroading that takes place, the over quipping, people saying their motivations out loud in order to move things along, and it all looks like ass and unstable. Maybe once I put some page distance between me and what I just wrote it will seem more established, like it was always part of the story, but for now it just looks ugly, like an adaptation of how it's supposed to play out. Eww...

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  4. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I'm going to forgo the "Username checks out" meme, and say that I would be interested in a more grounded and low stakes version of the Marvel Universe where not every outing is saving the world or...

    I'm going to forgo the "Username checks out" meme, and say that I would be interested in a more grounded and low stakes version of the Marvel Universe where not every outing is saving the world or using their fighting spirit to overpower a shiny thing and surpassing flaws that will come up the next time around, until their dead, until they're not.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    Just this morning, I tried to get onto the express way too quickly and spun out on some ice, lost a mirror to some guideposts, car nearly went into the ditch or could have impaled itself on a...

    Just this morning, I tried to get onto the express way too quickly and spun out on some ice, lost a mirror to some guideposts, car nearly went into the ditch or could have impaled itself on a guard rail. That could have been so, so, so much worse.

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  6. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    This is the China thing: https://tild.es/i8e Blizzard banned and revoked the price money from a Chinese National-level competitor who used his post-win Interview to draw attention to Hong Kong....

    This is the China thing: https://tild.es/i8e

    Blizzard banned and revoked the price money from a Chinese National-level competitor who used his post-win Interview to draw attention to Hong Kong. They halved the ban from a year to 6 months, and promised to gave him back the prize money, but something about the way that Blizzard immediately jumped to maximum punish with a catch all rule that boiled down to "Don't make us look bad," then said in a Official Statement, "We didn't do this just cause China said so" implies that they would do this for any soverign nation that would ask them to silence a player within their borders. Kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth to be honest.

    As to why I don't make an open source version of Hearthstone, it seems like an awful lot of work, for one, I can't really design games, nor do I have any desire to, and also I might want to change my mind to an FTL/Autochess hybrid where you have to construct a Space Ship that goes into battles every round.

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  7. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    I guess? Like, I am/was a fan of Hearthstone, but outside the China thing, the reason I didn't come back was that because I want a more limited format than Wild or Standard, but I want to be able...

    I guess? Like, I am/was a fan of Hearthstone, but outside the China thing, the reason I didn't come back was that because I want a more limited format than Wild or Standard, but I want to be able to deckcraft/netdeck more than Arena will let me. If I could run ladders or a bracket inside a particular Tavern Brawl ruleset, or even run any Tavern Brawl at any time within a "Guild" for lack of a better term, I would be totally happy with that. Custom modes and cards would be icing on the cake, but I want to be able to have more options to play with the cards it gives me than to be crushed into a meta to advance.

  8. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    A digital competitive card game, with a simple core set and rules, where new modes, mechanics and cards could be modded in. Preferably open source and available on all sorts of platforms.

    A digital competitive card game, with a simple core set and rules, where new modes, mechanics and cards could be modded in. Preferably open source and available on all sorts of platforms.

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  9. Comment on Super Mario 64 Land released - SM64 mod with 32 new levels + an overworld map, new bosses, power-ups, music, and more in ~games

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    Watching the developer commentary, his level design gets pretty impressive, and I hope he releases his own thing or gets picked up by Playtronic or the AHiT crew to work on something new.

    Watching the developer commentary, his level design gets pretty impressive, and I hope he releases his own thing or gets picked up by Playtronic or the AHiT crew to work on something new.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Pokémon Sword & Shield sound settings have to be unlocked by a key item obtainable from an optional NPC in ~games

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    Maybe I'm disqualifying myself from complaining about the complaining by not really being into Pokemon, but the earbud thing is the first thing that seems worthy of exploring how that came to be,...

    Maybe I'm disqualifying myself from complaining about the complaining by not really being into Pokemon, but the earbud thing is the first thing that seems worthy of exploring how that came to be, mostly because locking advanced settings behind an in game item is just such a bizarre option. Everything else people are getting weird about is a mismanagement of expectations, this is just silly.

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  11. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Kinda disappointed that he hasn't had a musical number yet, let alone actually show us the Mandolin. Must be saving it for the end. But in all seriousness, if the Clone Wars is your Star Wars,...

    Kinda disappointed that he hasn't had a musical number yet, let alone actually show us the Mandolin. Must be saving it for the end.

    But in all seriousness, if the Clone Wars is your Star Wars, this id very much cut from that cloth, and it being civilian focused adds an odd wrinkle to a setting that mostly takes place at wartime. And it definitely has enough alien humans slumming it in the desert to feel like a Star Wars.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Harley Quinn Full Trailer (DC Universe) in ~tv

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    NSFW for language and animated violence, this trailer pretty much spells out that Harley is trying to make it as a supervillain and join the Legion of Doom to prove herself as more than Joker's...

    NSFW for language and animated violence, this trailer pretty much spells out that Harley is trying to make it as a supervillain and join the Legion of Doom to prove herself as more than Joker's henchman-girlfriend. It gives away a couple joked, but I love the idea of a supervillain having a "heated villain moment" and being radioactive to team ups, even for other supervillains. That's pretty good.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on The Legend of Bum-bo - Out now on Steam in ~games

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    I liked Isaac a lot, and if this hits mobile, I'm in like Flynn, but maybe it's the game pass talking, maybe in getting older, but I'm not really as much into games as I was when Isaac came out.

    I liked Isaac a lot, and if this hits mobile, I'm in like Flynn, but maybe it's the game pass talking, maybe in getting older, but I'm not really as much into games as I was when Isaac came out.

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  14. Comment on Disney Plus is now online in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands in ~movies

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    "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational streaming platform!" Also, do we want a ~tv thread for the Mandalorian?

    "Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational streaming platform!"

    Also, do we want a ~tv thread for the Mandalorian?

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  15. Comment on How Star Wars Trailers Weaponize Nostalgia - Patrick (H) Willems in ~movies

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    Patrick Williams does a video about dissecting how the Star Wars Trailers pull you in and touch on your knowledge and feelings of the Star Wars canon to prime your feelings on how you are supposed...

    Patrick Williams does a video about dissecting how the Star Wars Trailers pull you in and touch on your knowledge and feelings of the Star Wars canon to prime your feelings on how you are supposed to feel about these movies.

  16. Comment on Google Stadia - Launch day line-up (12 games) and planned releases by the end of the year (14 games) in ~games

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    I guess that this impressive for a two month run, and maybe they can corner some mobile advertising magic in the play store or some "Play it now in your web browser" webverts, but outside of the...

    I guess that this impressive for a two month run, and maybe they can corner some mobile advertising magic in the play store or some "Play it now in your web browser" webverts, but outside of the Google Connection, I don't see what this adds over Epic's Exclusives or Steam's Domination of the platform and eventual Cloud Gaming solution whenever that sees the light of day. Maybe I'm over looking the value of "Try It Now!"

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