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  1. Comment on Now that E3 is over, which games are you most excited about? in ~games

    xstresedg Link
    Zelda Re:4 Zelda BotW2 Ghostwire Tokyo (when I see more) Erdrick in Smash, even if I don't play Smash and suck at it lol

    Zelda Re:4
    Zelda BotW2
    Ghostwire Tokyo (when I see more)
    Erdrick in Smash, even if I don't play Smash and suck at it lol

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - First Look Trailer in ~games

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    After watching the trailer a couple of times, I'm wondering if this is their reimagining of Zelda 2, since BotW was their reimagining of Zelda 1. Somebody is trapping Ganondorf under the castle...

    After watching the trailer a couple of times, I'm wondering if this is their reimagining of Zelda 2, since BotW was their reimagining of Zelda 1.

    1. Somebody is trapping Ganondorf under the castle (This being the comparison of the Zelda that was trapped in a sleeping spell in Z2)
    2. Ganon(dorf) is in need of resurrecting.

    If the hero (and princess) die, their blood fuels Ganondorf's resurrection. If not, then they find a way to keep Ganon(dorf) imprisoned while saving the person trapping Ganondorf under the castle (an ancestral Zelda?)

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Walmart wants employees to deliver products to your fridge - Available in 3 cities this fall in ~tech

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    A shut in could be a person who is unable to leave their house. As I understand, this would be caused due to crippling anxiety or some other mental health condition, handicaps of some sort,...

    A shut in could be a person who is unable to leave their house. As I understand, this would be caused due to crippling anxiety or some other mental health condition, handicaps of some sort, disfigurement (usually tied to mental health, as they don't want to show their disfigurement).

    That's how I see the term, anyway.

  4. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

  5. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

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    Have you traveled through the fire and flames?

    Have you traveled through the fire and flames?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

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    My aesthetic is like if Avenged Sevenfold got punched in the mouth by Limp Bizkit, but then they joined forces to form a new band called Deity of Sloth. But it's more like a mental aesthetic. I...

    My aesthetic is like if Avenged Sevenfold got punched in the mouth by Limp Bizkit, but then they joined forces to form a new band called Deity of Sloth.

    But it's more like a mental aesthetic. I don't show it on the outside.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Been sick since Sunday. Combination cold and allergies, so it hasn't been fun. This is my first day back at work this week. I don't really have any plans at all because my life is revolving around...

    Been sick since Sunday. Combination cold and allergies, so it hasn't been fun. This is my first day back at work this week. I don't really have any plans at all because my life is revolving around being sick. Damn man cold...

    Made some progress on a title screen for my Godot project. Nothing to show yet as it's not complete.

    The most current updates I've made on the Godot project are accessible here.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    The chatbot is your summer project, or are they separate things?

    The chatbot is your summer project, or are they separate things?

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Hope the cars are a quick fix! I hope you're enjoying your first days back to class! It's been 9.5 years for me since I've been in school so I feel ya.

    Hope the cars are a quick fix!

    I hope you're enjoying your first days back to class! It's been 9.5 years for me since I've been in school so I feel ya.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been sick so this is the first I've been to Tildes since Friday. This is the current state of the menu: http://www.kosterz.ca/g/ki/images/menu_update.gif. It's not by any stretch completed,...

    I've been sick so this is the first I've been to Tildes since Friday.

    This is the current state of the menu: http://www.kosterz.ca/g/ki/images/menu_update.gif. It's not by any stretch completed, but it has the main functionality down. I think I still want it to be like the Gameboy Zeldas, where you can move the items around in the menu, but also having them hardcoded is kind of nice.

    It's still buggy, but it works lol

    As for the reason I chose Godot: it's open source and has a large community around it. I don't know if I'll ever release games professionally, so for a tool to be available for people like myself that may just do it as a hobby, if I can have a tool and support by either word of mouth, donation, or Patreon, I'm down. Especially now with GMS ditching their perma-free trial for a 30-day one.

    I'm loving Godot, I find it's generally simple to use, and the tutorials that exist are well laid out. The current version, 3.1, doesn't have as many tutorials as 3.0 but that comes with the territory of 3.1 being new. I've enjoyed being able to follow a 3.0 tutorial and then learn what changed so I can make it work in 3.1

    I've played a bit with GMS and I did enjoy it, but I never got far into it. I think the prospect that to do anything with it involves a license purchase really loomed on me. I completely understand the concept behind it and I don't fault them for that. They're developers that still have to get paid.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Lots of work in Godot, AFTER cleaning my place to look less like a slob. I want to finish my Zelda:Link's Awakening-like menu before the weekend is over.

    Lots of work in Godot, AFTER cleaning my place to look less like a slob. I want to finish my Zelda:Link's Awakening-like menu before the weekend is over.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on How did you meet your significant other? in ~talk

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    Me and my partner met on Bumble. The story: I had started going out to local rock/punk/folk/metal shows at different bars/pubs around my city. I wasn't looking for ladies, just there for music....

    Me and my partner met on Bumble.

    The story: I had started going out to local rock/punk/folk/metal shows at different bars/pubs around my city. I wasn't looking for ladies, just there for music. The one day, I was approached by a girl and we began chatting, then from there it was heavy flirting, eventually making out, then lead to me staying over at her place. All in the same night. That being said, we chatted for a week and then she ghosted me, the only reason I can think of was that I didn't be her 2 AM booty call on her (Thursday night) birthday after she was absolutely shitfaced. I chose to stay home and go back to sleep. She stopped talking after that. This really killed my going out buzz, and really turned me off of looking to date again for about 4-6 months.

    At this point, I started using Facebook Dating when it showed up in beta here in Canadia, and I had been talking with a number of women. The seemed to have some, what seemed like, genuine interest, but the conversations just died. They just stopped talking after a while. No luck there. I gave Tinder another shot (this was my third attempt at Tinder in the three years since me and my four-year ex split), and as was my previous attempts, no luck. Then tried Bumble, and within 12 hours, I had matched with my partner and we began chatting, within an hour had moved our conversation to Snapchat and sms.

    We were seeing eachother for almost/around two months and made our dating official as of the second of April.

    It's been great so far, and I'm enjoying every minute.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What are your goals and accomplishments for this week? in ~talk

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    Following up on this week: Monday was just a chill out day after work, spent with my partner. I'm Canadian so no Memorial Day. Tuesday, I picked up a 2-in-1 vape/smoking pen for cannabis. Learned...

    Following up on this week:
    Monday was just a chill out day after work, spent with my partner. I'm Canadian so no Memorial Day.

    Tuesday, I picked up a 2-in-1 vape/smoking pen for cannabis. Learned that whole process (of how to grind, how to load, and how to smoke), as I've only ever done it as a social thing when it's passed around.

    Wednesday, my partner and I went to see Aladdin, which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

    Tonight (Thursday), I have a massage right after work, as I haven't had one since January. Then the night will be spent cleaning, and some hangout with my partner. Cleaning has to be a bit expedited as my roommate and his girlfriend are having a party Saturday night, and I don't want to be THAT roommate lol

    Friday will consist of more cleaning and hangouts, as well as a chunk of Saturday for more cleaning.

    I do not know if I will be attending the aforementioned party, or if it will be just hanging out with my partner til she has to go to bed early, then work on my Godot project.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are your goals and accomplishments for this week? in ~talk

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    But in the same thought, it makes things much easier when you only have to celebrate one event, and make it a bigger shindig (if you're into that thing).

    But in the same thought, it makes things much easier when you only have to celebrate one event, and make it a bigger shindig (if you're into that thing).

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What are your goals and accomplishments for this week? in ~talk

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    The weekend was fantastic. Spent the day with my partner on Saturday, and after some gaming on Sunday, I spent like 8ish hours fiddling with Godot and spriting in Aseprite. I hope to get some more...

    The weekend was fantastic. Spent the day with my partner on Saturday, and after some gaming on Sunday, I spent like 8ish hours fiddling with Godot and spriting in Aseprite.

    I hope to get some more Godot time this week, but we will see. I'd like to get a functional Zelda:Link's Awakening-like menu going. I have it slide down the screen, with the HUD staying visible at the top, but would like to see the inventory before the weekend. We will see though as I do not yet know what that will entail lol For updates, I try to either post something on http://www.kosterz.ca/g/ki/, or complain about something on Twitter and Mastodon

    Tonight I'll be spending with my partner, as she's working M-W, and then F-Su this week, so there may be days where we won't see each other.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Nothing really planned. Dealing with migraines right now so it's hard to want to do anything. Likely just chillin' with my partner; cuddles, pizza, coffee, and Netflix/my Plex library.

    Nothing really planned. Dealing with migraines right now so it's hard to want to do anything.

    Likely just chillin' with my partner; cuddles, pizza, coffee, and Netflix/my Plex library.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on One Year Off, Every Seven Years: How about this for a demand? You work for six years and you get a whole paid year off to do whatever the hell you want. in ~life

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    It was an interesting read, for sure. I don't necessarily see it as being viable or practical, as it would leave the workforce a bit wonky all the time, with the company either underemployed or...

    It was an interesting read, for sure. I don't necessarily see it as being viable or practical, as it would leave the workforce a bit wonky all the time, with the company either underemployed or overemployed, due to the one year leave, paid, with guaranteed job after the one year.

    In terms of the socialism part in general, I agree that we need more family and community time and less work time. We just need to find that balance between it all. Hopefully, one day, this can be achieved.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    Hytale looks really gorgeous.

    Hytale looks really gorgeous.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Exactly. Gotta keep yourself busy somehow. :D

    Exactly. Gotta keep yourself busy somehow. :D

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Oh for sure. We've talked about it. She'd be the one likely getting a hold of it, as she would know people who know people. I'm sure it'll be a thing later on that will happen. That's really cool...

    Oh for sure. We've talked about it. She'd be the one likely getting a hold of it, as she would know people who know people. I'm sure it'll be a thing later on that will happen.

    That's really cool about you learning more about it and finding a place to get it with with great specifics.

    2 votes