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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I found a link to Master Boot Record, sort of chiptune-infused/based metal, which is very much my thing.

    I found a link to Master Boot Record, sort of chiptune-infused/based metal, which is very much my thing.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 discussion in ~tv

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    The thing I find hilarious about this is that we had episodes where she straight up murders tons of people, but she engages in what, compared to most of the show, is pretty wholesome sex, and...

    The thing I find hilarious about this is that we had episodes where she straight up murders tons of people, but she engages in what, compared to most of the show, is pretty wholesome sex, and suddenly "OH BUT SHE'S JUST A KID."

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Light themes or Dark themes? in ~tech

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    Well, that's a step in the right direction, but it'll need to get way more widespread to be useful. Here's hoping it takes off.

    Well, that's a step in the right direction, but it'll need to get way more widespread to be useful. Here's hoping it takes off.

  4. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 discussion in ~tv

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    Notably, Jaime explicitly mentioned Whispering Wood, which feels a little foreshadowy to me.

    Notably, Jaime explicitly mentioned Whispering Wood, which feels a little foreshadowy to me.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Light themes or Dark themes? in ~tech

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    I used to use dark themes for everything up until glossy screens became the only screens you could have. Glare is waaaaay worse on glossy screens, so I just started using light themes to...

    I used to use dark themes for everything up until glossy screens became the only screens you could have. Glare is waaaaay worse on glossy screens, so I just started using light themes to compensate.

    Also the fact that I have to use websites that can't be dark (even with all the crazy browser extensions to help) inevitably means that I'll have my retinas seared for trying.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Realistic-looking people? in ~movies

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    The Full Monty has a bunch of average dudes.

    The Full Monty has a bunch of average dudes.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What are y'all's favorite (private?) trackers? in ~tech

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    Same. And Oink before it. It's such a pain to find and get an invite to a new site and then build up ratio, let alone the loss to culture when such an amazingly curated space goes away. :( I...

    Same. And Oink before it. It's such a pain to find and get an invite to a new site and then build up ratio, let alone the loss to culture when such an amazingly curated space goes away. :(

    I really don't understand how none of the legal services can be as well organized as what was.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What are some of your favorite "lost" games? in ~games

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    I feel like Spyparty would be a little too much, stress-wise, but yeah I can see the similarities.

    I feel like Spyparty would be a little too much, stress-wise, but yeah I can see the similarities.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on 25 Mistakes that Peg You as an Amateur Writer in ~creative

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    Yeah, I have to do that sometimes too. Often I find that authors (purposefully?) put in turns of phrase or things in the dialog to help anchor. (Like "Your sister" if you know only one character...

    Yeah, I have to do that sometimes too. Often I find that authors (purposefully?) put in turns of phrase or things in the dialog to help anchor. (Like "Your sister" if you know only one character has a sister or whatever, or calling someone by a title that only works for one person in the conversation like "dad")

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are some of your favorite "lost" games? in ~games

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    The Ship Technically it's still playable, but it's only fun with other human beings, and the player pool is basically non-existent Everyone is a randomized person on a 20s-era cruise ship. Each...

    The Ship

    Technically it's still playable, but it's only fun with other human beings, and the player pool is basically non-existent

    Everyone is a randomized person on a 20s-era cruise ship. Each person is assigned a person to kill. So you have to find and kill your quarry without your own hunter killing you. This is complicated by:

    • You have to find a suitable weapon, often makeshift. As the rounds go on, the value of a kill with each weapon changes with how much it's used, so you can't get very far only using the easy to use/find ones.
    • You can't kill someone or even have a weapon out in certain areas where the staff is, or you get thrown in the brig. (Which sucks for your hunter.)
    • You have needs to take care of, like sleep, food, drink, cleanliness, socialization. So you can't just murder your quarry and then hide. You have to be vulnerable some of the time.
    • Everyone also gets little periodic hints about the part of the ship their quarry is in.

    Also SourceForts, a Source engine team-based game that proceeds in alternating build and CTF phases, where you have to build a fort using panels and boxes. It also had classes so some people could choose to be engineers to help repair the fort during the CTF phase

    5 votes
  11. Comment on 25 Mistakes that Peg You as an Amateur Writer in ~creative

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    In many of the books I read, they don't even have "said"s, it's mostly just lists of quotations back and forth and you have to remember or guess from context who's saying what. This mostly works...

    In many of the books I read, they don't even have "said"s, it's mostly just lists of quotations back and forth and you have to remember or guess from context who's saying what. This mostly works fine for 1:1 conversations.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    I got the physical pre-order bonuses for Exapunks the other day which made me want to go back and play more Shenzhen I/O. Starting to get a little bit burnt out on that though so I'll probably put...

    I got the physical pre-order bonuses for Exapunks the other day which made me want to go back and play more Shenzhen I/O.

    Starting to get a little bit burnt out on that though so I'll probably put it away so I can enjoy Exapunks more when it finally comes out.

    It did also make me want to start fooling around with assembly that is a little less limited like 6502, so I started looking up NES dev stuff again before reminding myself that I don't have time for yet another project.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What game(s) had the best, or your favourite, leveling system? in ~games

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    I wonder if Zelda should be classified closer to Metroidvanias than it typically is, given the similarity of progression.

    I wonder if Zelda should be classified closer to Metroidvanias than it typically is, given the similarity of progression.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on ~music Listening Club 3 - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in ~music

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    For me it's not even that it's quiet, but more that parts of it are weirdly indistinct and others aren't. The finger snapping on the first track is super distracting to me. I enjoy the rhymes and...

    For me it's not even that it's quiet, but more that parts of it are weirdly indistinct and others aren't. The finger snapping on the first track is super distracting to me.

    I enjoy the rhymes and delivery, but the production is rough enough that I have a hard time just enjoying the album.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on 8-Bit Music Theory: The Musical Fusion of The Castlevania Series in ~music

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    Oh, another thing: If anyone has links to good analysis videos of songs from a theoretical viewpoint, I'd be interested in seeing those!

    Oh, another thing: If anyone has links to good analysis videos of songs from a theoretical viewpoint, I'd be interested in seeing those!

  16. Comment on 8-Bit Music Theory: The Musical Fusion of The Castlevania Series in ~music

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    I'm not sure how much interest there is in the topic of music theory, but I've been watching videos on this channel and find them super interesting. I've been learning music theory via a few...

    I'm not sure how much interest there is in the topic of music theory, but I've been watching videos on this channel and find them super interesting.

    I've been learning music theory via a few courses from Udemy, and these are hitting just the right level of interesting to me and useful in terms of understanding concepts that need extra hammering down.

    This video in particular is about how the Castlevania series successfully blends elements of modern music with classical elements.

  17. Comment on Who's your team? in ~sports

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    I'm primarily a fan of soccer and the San Jose Earthquakes (Someday we'll win a game again). I sometimes also enjoy hockey, where my team is the Sharks. To a lesser extent, the SF Giants and...

    I'm primarily a fan of soccer and the San Jose Earthquakes (Someday we'll win a game again). I sometimes also enjoy hockey, where my team is the Sharks.

    To a lesser extent, the SF Giants and Warriors. (I care less about those sports, and mostly only care about the Giants because my best friend is a huge Giants fan.)

  18. Comment on Let's talk federated social media in ~tech

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    I like the idea of Mastodon, but I feel like there's just barely enough interesting activity to justify my use for now. As with anything new, but especially with a federated model, discovery is...

    I like the idea of Mastodon, but I feel like there's just barely enough interesting activity to justify my use for now. As with anything new, but especially with a federated model, discovery is the hardest part.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Huckabee-Sanders Defends Ripping Children From Parents, Because It's "Very Biblical to Enforce the Law" in ~news

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    Not that I think it matters, but that first quote is from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

    Not that I think it matters, but that first quote is from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

    10 votes