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Title: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on February 26, 2007, 06:32:14 pm
After search and review, I just can't find BZ's Things That You Love topic. I'm making a new one.

There's nothing to hate about Virgin's giant bid at realizing commercial space travel. But here's something to love! Taken from a Time article:

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You could understand why the chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways would be interested in an orbital passenger jet. But why invest in what now looks like the world's most expensive amusement-park ride? "I hope that people going into space will come back and appreciate this beautiful world more," says Branson, turning philosophical about man's future on Earth. You almost believe him until he flashes that grin and adds, "If worst comes to worst, the Virgin moon sounds pretty good. We'l colonize it!" Then Branson walks off the beach at Necker, shouting, "King Richard of the Moon! Lord Richard of the Galactic!" I swear, he means it.

RICHARD BRANSON IS A ZEALITY!!!!!

LIVE PASSIONATELY, EVERYONE!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on February 26, 2007, 06:59:15 pm
I hear you loud and clear, that guy is freakin' awesome!

I love the feeling my life revolves around: freedom. The feeling of having no limitations or boundaries, no rules or people to tell you what to do, it all makes life worth it. There is no experience like running out into the wind and enjoying every second of it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zakyrus on February 27, 2007, 10:10:05 am
I love Chrono Trigger.  :D Everyone else here presumably does or they wouldn't be here ;)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: cupn00dles on February 27, 2007, 10:27:50 am
I love Chrono Trigger.  :D Everyone else here presumably does or they wouldn't be here ;)

There are people who like Cross and RD YOU KNOW.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zakyrus on February 27, 2007, 11:34:41 am
Oops. I *somehow* failed to mention those.  :oops:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mystic Frog King on February 27, 2007, 01:46:15 pm
I love you.

Zelda. Chrono Trigger. And, right now, FFXII.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on February 28, 2007, 04:34:17 am
After search and review, I just can't find BZ's Things That You Love topic. I'm making a new one.
http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php?topic=3250.0
But stick with this one, it has a better, more relevant name :P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on February 28, 2007, 08:12:08 am
Working on Chrono Trigger+.

Seriously. This is turning into a boatload of fun, if tiring.

Also, I'm a major Trekkie, and a big Stargate fan as well. (What do you call fans of Stargate? Gaters?)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lu Su on February 28, 2007, 06:14:07 pm
Also, I'm a major Trekkie, and a big Stargate fan as well. (What do you call fans of Stargate? Gaters?)
me too but what i really love is sleeping some people say its a wast of time but i have one reply to that blaaaaaaaa.
and a peaceful day on the black water
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Daniel Krispin on February 28, 2007, 07:51:35 pm
Writing a sentence that comes off beautifully.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Magus068 on February 28, 2007, 10:50:54 pm
I'm a major fan of most gundam series(especially Universal Century gundam) but my first love will always be CT...

Anyone can share what gundam series that you guys like?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Ramsus on February 28, 2007, 11:02:18 pm
The feeling you get after you've finished a good run.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on February 28, 2007, 11:21:33 pm
O, how true.

And, complementarily, the feeling you get after eating a perfect meal that hits the spot just right.

And the feeling of stretching, which beats the other two combined and is even better than sex.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on February 28, 2007, 11:25:20 pm
Speak for yourself, Lord J esq.

It's also great to be the cook being complimented on the perfect meal that, to quote the admin posting above, "hit the spot just right."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 01, 2007, 12:12:07 am
O, how true.

And, complementarily, the feeling you get after eating a perfect meal that hits the spot just right.

And the feeling of stretching, which beats the other two combined and is even better than sex.

If only one could run, stretch, eat, and have sex at once. For my part, the post run feeling is the only of those that I don't enjoy, but that's asthma for you.

Although, if I'm reckless, the eating and the sex could also lead to unpleasant burning sensations as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 01, 2007, 12:33:46 am
You're probably thinking of the "Holy fuck I'm gonna die!" feeling that some folks get after running. The euphoric high that comes once your body has begun to get itself under control but is still fully warmed and energized, I believe is universal to all non-mentally-impaired people.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 01, 2007, 12:39:25 am
Well, I certainly have yet to feel it. Running is a damn chore for me, and I need to finally get my wind back. I'm so inconstant in trying to do that.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 01, 2007, 01:17:09 am
You're probably thinking of the "Holy fuck I'm gonna die!" feeling that some folks get after running. The euphoric high that comes once your body has begun to get itself under control but is still fully warmed and energized, I believe is universal to all non-mentally-impaired people.

No, this is as I run. From my throat to my lungs, there is burning. It does not stop when I stop to breathe. I find it far more effective to power walk for relatively long distances (four to five miles). My rate of breathing stays low enough that I avoid the burning sensation, but my heart beat is still at an accelerated rate.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Ramsus on March 01, 2007, 01:46:02 am
I love being healthy.

Aside from some bad vision and lots of scars, I have no problems. Hell, I'm a pretty lucky guy.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 01, 2007, 02:00:37 am
You're probably thinking of the "Holy fuck I'm gonna die!" feeling that some folks get after running. The euphoric high that comes once your body has begun to get itself under control but is still fully warmed and energized, I believe is universal to all non-mentally-impaired people.

No, this is as I run. From my throat to my lungs, there is burning. It does not stop when I stop to breathe. I find it far more effective to power walk for relatively long distances (four to five miles). My rate of breathing stays low enough that I avoid the burning sensation, but my heart beat is still at an accelerated rate.

Yuck. Maybe you just aren't able to get to a high enough point of energy where the cool-down afterwards is so euphoric.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 01, 2007, 10:08:38 am
Nah, it's exercise-induced asthma there, J. I know that feeling all too well, as I've got it too.

Speaking of healthy, I love my eyesight. It's been perfect my entire life, despite the sheer amount of time I spend staring at computer monitors of all types all day.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mystic Frog King on March 01, 2007, 02:00:22 pm
Tea and Bisciuts are very lovely <3
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 02, 2007, 12:36:08 am
You're probably thinking of the "Holy fuck I'm gonna die!" feeling that some folks get after running. The euphoric high that comes once your body has begun to get itself under control but is still fully warmed and energized, I believe is universal to all non-mentally-impaired people.

No, this is as I run. From my throat to my lungs, there is burning. It does not stop when I stop to breathe. I find it far more effective to power walk for relatively long distances (four to five miles). My rate of breathing stays low enough that I avoid the burning sensation, but my heart beat is still at an accelerated rate.

Yuck. Maybe you just aren't able to get to a high enough point of energy where the cool-down afterwards is so euphoric.

I don't mind. I like taking long walks, and I walk quite swiftly anyway. It's the better way for wandering.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: saridon on March 02, 2007, 06:11:58 am
Tea and Bisciuts are very lovely <3
but hold nothing against milk and cookies :3
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Azure on March 02, 2007, 07:39:22 am
Speaking of healthy, I love my eyesight. It's been perfect my entire life, despite the sheer amount of time I spend staring at computer monitors of all types all day.

Thats true for me to  :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: cupn00dles on March 02, 2007, 08:31:37 am
Tea and Bisciuts are very lovely <3
but hold nothing against milk and cookies :3

milk and cookies > tea and biscuits ANYTIME!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 02, 2007, 09:00:29 am
If he's actually British and thus using British English, then he IS talking about cookies, and he just drinks tea instead of milk with them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mystic Frog King on March 02, 2007, 01:02:32 pm
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 02, 2007, 01:20:00 pm
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
British English is no more real English than American English. They are simply different dialects. Both your dialect and mine are quite different from the dialect we both shared when the United States was still a British colony. And our dialects are not the only dialects. There's Canadian English, Australian English, Indian English, Creole...several sub-dialects of all of those...and so on and so forth. There is no real English, anymore than there is a real version of any other language.

That said, Americans shouldn't pronounce z as zee. That was, I believe, thanks to an altered nursery rhyme that changed zed to zee so it would rhyme with v and for some reason it stuck. The letter z is derived from the Greek letter Zeta, hence why it's a mistake to pronounce z as zee. (It's difficult for me to adjust. After almost twenty years of pronouncing it zee I still pronounce it that way in my head even though I'm trying to change to zed.)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mystic Frog King on March 02, 2007, 01:32:57 pm
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
British English is no more real English than American English. They are simply different dialects. Both your dialect and mine are quite different from the dialect we both shared when the United States was still a British colony. And our dialects are not the only dialects. There's Canadian English, Australian English, Indian English, Creole...several sub-dialects of all of those...and so on and so forth. There is no real English, anymore than there is a real version of any other language.

That said, Americans shouldn't pronounce z as zee. That was, I believe, thanks to an altered nursery rhyme that changed zed to zee so it would rhyme with v and for some reason it stuck. The letter z is derived from the Greek letter Zeta, hence why it's a mistake to pronounce z as zee. (It's difficult for me to adjust. After almost twenty years of pronouncing it zee I still pronounce it that way in my head even though I'm trying to change to zed.)

¬.¬

Well, I guess you're right. But surely an 'English dialect' could be perceived as a true 'English language'?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 02, 2007, 02:17:17 pm
Only in the sense that was the country of origin. Even in that sense it's not really true English per se, as if we wish to assign any dialect the term "True English" we should turn to the English that persisted on the British Isles before the war of 1066 and the subsequent occupation by the French, which significantly altered the vocabulary of the English language.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 03, 2007, 11:44:13 pm
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Your Quiz Results: You're a hopeless romantic. You require ample doses of warmth and sentiment. You embroider your fantasies; they titillate you and lift you out of the ordinary. You're the cockeyed optimist of song, a dreamy, maybe impractical idealist, the willing victim of infatuation.

Well, at least it's official.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mystic Frog King on March 04, 2007, 04:04:00 pm
Only in the sense that was the country of origin. Even in that sense it's not really true English per se, as if we wish to assign any dialect the term "True English" we should turn to the English that persisted on the British Isles before the war of 1066 and the subsequent occupation by the French, which significantly altered the vocabulary of the English language.

Darn, beaten again. Back to the balloon!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on March 06, 2007, 08:07:35 am
<3's anime and japanese >__>
I absolutely love Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni ^___^
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lu Su on March 06, 2007, 04:08:19 pm
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
British English is no more real English than American English. They are simply different dialects. Both your dialect and mine are quite different from the dialect we both shared when the United States was still a British colony. And our dialects are not the only dialects. There's Canadian English, Australian English, Indian English, Creole...several sub-dialects of all of those...and so on and so forth. There is no real English, anymore than there is a real version of any other language.
now just a wee minute ther yer forgeten Norn Iron english ow could yer forgot us wee peoplesssssssss

i love chocolate 90% coco :) is good 95% is better :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on March 06, 2007, 06:39:44 pm
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
British English is no more real English than American English. They are simply different dialects. Both your dialect and mine are quite different from the dialect we both shared when the United States was still a British colony. And our dialects are not the only dialects. There's Canadian English, Australian English, Indian English, Creole...several sub-dialects of all of those...and so on and so forth. There is no real English, anymore than there is a real version of any other language.
now just a wee minute ther yer forgeten Norn Iron english ow could yer forgot us wee peoplesssssssss

I honestly try to avoid talking like that as much as possible. :)

I love a good fight scene in anime or manga. Nothing has as much impact as a kick (or technique) from Rock Lee:
(http://i17.tinypic.com/2lu3meo.jpg)
(http://i15.tinypic.com/3ymvb75.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 06, 2007, 11:38:11 pm
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
British English is no more real English than American English. They are simply different dialects. Both your dialect and mine are quite different from the dialect we both shared when the United States was still a British colony. And our dialects are not the only dialects. There's Canadian English, Australian English, Indian English, Creole...several sub-dialects of all of those...and so on and so forth. There is no real English, anymore than there is a real version of any other language.
now just a wee minute ther yer forgeten Norn Iron english ow could yer forgot us wee peoplesssssssss

i love chocolate 90% coco :) is good 95% is better :D

I had some 100% while I was in Ireland. It was like softened chalk.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 07, 2007, 03:02:37 am
100 percent is too bitter. Yecch! I have found, through much experimentation with Seattle's fine chocolate scene (who's been to Theo's?) that I prefer a 72 to 78 percent blend myself.

* extends pinky *

Darn delicious.

Edit: But you know what? I'll take it all the way up to 85 percent if the milieu agree. Ah, and I neglected to mention the finest chocolate I have ever tasted out of a wrapper: Villars Swiss Dark Chocolate (72 percent). Something about the bean, the spice, the subtlety...the aftertaste. A little bite of delicious.

"For the love of Swiss Chocolate!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lu Su on March 07, 2007, 12:31:45 pm
I had some 100% while I was in Ireland. It was like softened chalk.
100% is just plain coco it's not chocolate
on that note has anyone had traditional chocolate as in the liquid made by the aztec decendants its susposed to be more sour than bitter
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 07, 2007, 12:33:49 pm
I like dark chocolate, but like Lord J esq, anything over 78% and it starts tasting too bitter for me.

I'll tell you something else I love: watching Zeality lay the smackdown, to coin a phrase, on the anti-Cross trolls of GameFAQs' Chrono Trigger board. What's even more fun is joining in.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 07, 2007, 01:15:44 pm
Those Gamefaqs trolls have disliked me ever since I made the Chrono Compendium and proceeded to steal status as Chrono regulars and masters from them. I mean, hell, I'm not arguing against people who dislike the game in general. There are specific reasons brought up which I target -- that the music was awful; that the plot can stand alone without Chrono Trigger; that the plot has massive internal inconsistencies; that there are hardly any references at all in its predecessor. And I've written in full view that the game has serious problems with handling the presentation of the plot, and that it's ending is ambiguous and unsatisfying. These are the points of contention I argue against. Granted, I make a lot of "WERE ISC RONO THIS GAME SUX!1 LOAL WAT A PIEC OF CRAP, SERGE  IS ASS LOL" allusions and take heat for it, but that's really a lot of what I see on my own experience out on the intertoob. At the Chrono Trigger Facebook group, someone said "I heard it sucked 'cause Crono is not in it." That kind of awful first impression needs to stop and be replaced by intelligent information.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 07, 2007, 01:22:01 pm
Well, just don't let it get to you, Zeality. It's human nature to act this way about any subject, be it Chrono Trigger or politics, or anything else you can think of. People typically just don't think things through as much as they should most of the time. We're all guilty of that. Think of the caffiene addict who rails against drugs, or the overly angry far-right-wing political figure who thinks all religions other than Christianity are evil and anyone who believes in them should be forcebly converted. That said, sometimes people do it intentionally, such as Ice Water, and those people should be stopped. Methinks you ought to write up a nice little GameFAQs post on why Chrono Cross isn't bad and post it whenever the thread disappears due to the cut-off point on the Chrono Trigger board. It might help offset some of the trollish attempts at discouraging potential Cross fans from playing Cross.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 08, 2007, 12:03:48 am
100 percent is too bitter. Yecch! I have found, through much experimentation with Seattle's fine chocolate scene (who's been to Theo's?) that I prefer a 72 to 78 percent blend myself.

* extends pinky *

Darn delicious.

Edit: But you know what? I'll take it all the way up to 85 percent if the milieu agree. Ah, and I neglected to mention the finest chocolate I have ever tasted out of a wrapper: Villars Swiss Dark Chocolate (72 percent). Something about the bean, the spice, the subtlety...the aftertaste. A little bite of delicious.

"For the love of Swiss Chocolate!"

I also prefer mid seventies. A friend of mine held a wine and chocolate party, and she won't touch anything below 60. She had up to 90 or 95, and one that had chili in it. Quite the evening.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: saridon on March 08, 2007, 01:33:16 am
<3's anime and japanese >__>
I absolutely love Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni ^___^

second season is coming out in april i think it was, might be late march, geneon screwed up the dub title too
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: grey_the_angel on March 08, 2007, 02:03:00 am
Uh, no offence, but British English is REAL English. Except you twisted the definitions slightly.

Cookies are a type of biscuit for us.
British English is no more real English than American English. They are simply different dialects. Both your dialect and mine are quite different from the dialect we both shared when the United States was still a British colony. And our dialects are not the only dialects. There's Canadian English, Australian English, Indian English, Creole...several sub-dialects of all of those...and so on and so forth. There is no real English, anymore than there is a real version of any other language.
now just a wee minute ther yer forgeten Norn Iron english ow could yer forgot us wee peoplesssssssss

I honestly try to avoid talking like that as much as possible. :)

I love a good fight scene in anime or manga. Nothing has as much impact as a kick (or technique) from Rock Lee:
(http://i17.tinypic.com/2lu3meo.jpg)
(http://i15.tinypic.com/3ymvb75.jpg)
Actually, alot of things hit harder then lee's shit:

Hinata hits harder then lee for gods sake.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on March 08, 2007, 11:17:09 am
Yea, I heard.  I'm waiting 4 Higurashi's and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2nd season >__>  I'm also waiting for all the episodes of Shuffle: Memories to be subbed XD

I still wonder, since the dub of Haruhi Suzumiya is in the making.  Are they going to keep the original ending and the insert song in there?  Or are they gonna dub them both, or maybe remove the insert song and probably the whole episode..
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on March 08, 2007, 03:07:23 pm
Actually, alot of things hit harder then lee's shit:

Hinata hits harder then lee for gods sake.

Not true. :lee:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: cupn00dles on March 08, 2007, 05:19:49 pm
Actually, alot of things hit harder then lee's shit:

Absolutely. Naruto's Fuuton Rasen Shuriken hits as hard as like a hundred Rock Lees.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: saridon on March 09, 2007, 02:07:20 am
Yea, I heard.  I'm waiting 4 Higurashi's and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2nd season >__>  I'm also waiting for all the episodes of Shuffle: Memories to be subbed XD

I still wonder, since the dub of Haruhi Suzumiya is in the making.  Are they going to keep the original ending and the insert song in there?  Or are they gonna dub them both, or maybe remove the insert song and probably the whole episode..

do you mean the mikuru ep? they'd keep that since it has alot of importance story wise, moreso in the novels...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: grey_the_angel on March 09, 2007, 04:38:04 am
Actually, alot of things hit harder then lee's shit:

Hinata hits harder then lee for gods sake.

Not true. :lee:
actually it is: hinata can hit as hard as neji, and neji hits harder then Lee does. the reason why: all of lees hits are exterior, all of the hyuga clan do internal damage. Plus they can shut off the ablity to move.

Hinata DOES hit harder then lee.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: hotspot on March 12, 2007, 02:43:49 pm
GENERALLY:video games,tv,tv shows,the computer,boomerangs(they are awsome! although i dont have one)
VIDEO GAMES:The whole suikoden series,chrono cross(i don't have trigger),kya dark lineage,Beyond good and evil,La pucelle tactics,the whole sly cooper series,the whole kingdom hearts series,malice,ff 9,x-2 and 12.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on March 13, 2007, 05:05:44 pm
No, I mean the intro.  Bouken Desho Desho.  And the ending, Hare Hare Yukai.  Also the 2 insert songs, God Knows and Lost my Music.  I heard that they're not going to dub ANY of the songs......So...wtf they going to do?  Cut out the whole song spot?  Or maybe the whole ep?  They can't really cut out the ep since it's one of the best/most important...And it helps move the story along with Haruhi liking the dude (Forgot his name).  God damn american dubs...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: saridon on March 14, 2007, 12:29:23 am
No, I mean the intro.  Bouken Desho Desho.  And the ending, Hare Hare Yukai.  Also the 2 insert songs, God Knows and Lost my Music.  I heard that they're not going to dub ANY of the songs......So...wtf they going to do?  Cut out the whole song spot?  Or maybe the whole ep?  They can't really cut out the ep since it's one of the best/most important...And it helps move the story along with Haruhi liking the dude (Forgot his name).  God damn american dubs...
they'll leave it in, but depending on who broadcasts it on tv the ED/OP might get cut. God knows and Lost my music wont be cut obviously and for the love of (insert your god here) they wont dub them, because dubbed songs never work.

they'll probably leave them undubbed, most dubbing groups leave songs undubbed.
who licensed it anyway?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 14, 2007, 10:44:47 am
I'm loving Shōgun so far.

Clavell's quick retellings through Blackthorne of the politics of his day has sparked an interest in the history of the 1500s and 1600s. What a precarious time it was for the world! I should have paid more attention in European / World History.

At any rate, Francis Drake had the gusto to name his Armada fighting ship the "H.M.S. Revenge". Now that is attitude.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 22, 2007, 06:30:09 am
I love this dinner I just made. I had an intense craving for red meat and tomatoes earlier, so I went out at midnight expecting to come back with a bagful of unwise foodstuffs like ketchup cheeseburgers and milkshakes. Instead I found myself at the grocery store, and I ended up bringing back fresh spinach, crimini mushrooms (sautéed them together with salt and pepper), swiss cheese (to melt on top), a hunk of sashimi-grade yellowfin (seared it on the outside), wasabi and soy (for the tuna), raisin bread, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, and, of course, my Tomato Fix: A jar of stewed tomatoes, a can of tomato sauce, a bottle of ketchup, and a bunch of fresh tomatoes that smelled like Jesus had licked them himself.

You'd think I was pregnant.

So, after fifteen minutes of prep, I'm looking at a plate full of delicious food that would have cost me $50 at a nice restaurant. I let the salt and pepper do all the work and didn't use any other spice except the soy and the wasabi--which wasn't nearly hot enough for me, which is strange considering I'm a one-star kind of guy.

In my nod to a saner, obeser America (sic), I've got Oreo Double Stuff on the line for dessert. Envy me!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on March 22, 2007, 06:49:13 am
Not only does that meal sound delicious, J, it's healthy.

Speaking of healthy, I love http://allrecipes.com/. Lots and lots of healthy recipes for me to start using now that I've jumped onto my health kick.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 24, 2007, 11:56:48 pm
I've long been enchanted by wonderful dreams. They leave a deep impression of pleasantness on the following day, elevating the mind to higher, enjoyable thoughts that would not have come otherwise. I hope to achieve lucid dreaming someday. That said, I like Heart - These Dreams. It's a classic 80s tune, and the concept is alluring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjy1Mx9MG4
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lu Su on April 08, 2007, 07:11:22 pm
i love the fact i just got black out curtains Now i can sleep past sun rise for the first time in 5 years and can have more than 6 hours sleep :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on April 08, 2007, 07:45:29 pm
I could groove and be happy to Lizard Dance all freaking day. That has got to be one of my favorites on the Chrono Cross soundtrack.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Deus Chisa on April 10, 2007, 11:24:06 am
Y'all run, I take bike rides.  Too bad winter up here seems to be demonically persistant.  I want to get out for 20 good miles, without having to turn myself into a sweating Hot Pocket just to keep from freezing.
Other than that, as you can see from the obscenely old sig, I'm a Lainie.  Used to be quite fervent about it too, but now I've lost my energy.  About all that remains is the sig and the tendency of using the name of Chisa the False Prophet wherever I go.
As for food, a well prepared fish will take precedence over anything I'm doing.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Big_Mac on April 11, 2007, 11:20:13 pm
Cadbury mini eggs. Those things in my opinion are chocolate crack in a candy coated shell.

Chrono Trigger: Nuff said

My lap top

My car.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on April 14, 2007, 05:35:06 pm
Bandai Entertainment registered it...

In December 2006, Bandai Entertainment registered the website asosbrigade.com, which was linked to from high-profile anime sites such as Anime News Network during the week of December 18.[19]

On December 22, 2006, the website begins with a live action presentation video resembling a fan-made production, featuring Haruka Inoue and Akiyo Yamamoto in the roles of Mikuru Asahina and Yuki Nagato, with Haruhi Suzumiya being played by Patricia Ja Lee.[4] The video confirmed (in Japanese) the specifics of the licensing arrangement. A few days afterwords, a subtitled version of the video replaced the original on the site, translating the Japanese licensing announcement into English.[20] The website also linked to a blog on the popular social networking website MySpace, which entered the list of the top 50 most viewed MySpace pages within 24 hours.[21]

On December 25, the website was updated with a Christmas message and a link to a page (in Japanese) allowing users to listen to and vote for clips of voice actresses performing the part of Mikuru in English.[22] This practice continued as similar audition pages for Yuki,[23][20] Itsuki,[24][25] Kyon[26] and Haruhi[27] were posted in the days that followed. It is currently unclear if the audition results will affect the casting choices at all, but the second audition page claimed that "[the] choices will be noted and taken into consideration".[23] The audition pages have since been taken offline.

On January 22, 2007 another poll had been put up asking voters to choose which order of episodes they preferred to view the series in, Haruhi's order (chronological) or Kyon's order (broadcast). The site notes the release of a Regular Edition set, which arranges the episodes chronologically. Then a special edition set will have the episodes in broadcast order. [28]

The poll that appeared on January 26, asked, "Which character do you prefer to see in a bunny suit?" and lists the choices Haruhi, Mikuru, Yuki, Kyon, Itsuki, and Shamisen.

On January 25, 2007, a new ASOS Brigade video was released which announced that the first DVD of the series would be released on May 29, 2007.[29]

On February 9, 2007 a new episode of the Adventures of the ASOS Brigade revealed information on some of the voice actors that would be voicing the English voices in the anime. They are: Wendee Lee as Haruhi, Crispin Freeman as Kyon, Michelle Ruff as Yuki, Stephanie Sheh as Mikuru, Johnny Yong Bosch as Itsuki, Bridget Hoffman as Ryōko, and Kari Wahlgren as Tsuruya.[30] It may be worth noting that the actress who portrays Yuki in the ASOS Brigade episodes was changed in this episode from Akiyo Yamamoto to Kana Yuasa. While this change is explicitly reflected in the credits, it was hinted at by calling attention to Yuki throughout the episode.

On February 20, 2007 a poll on the ASOS Brigade website stated, "You are on a deserted island with a giant sandworm. You can only choose one, which do you pick? Little time left, make decision now before worm comes!" gave the choices between the chronological or broadcast (anachronic) order, as in January. The comments in the source code of the website were also changed to reflect that the majority of people voted for one of the characters to be in a bunny suit over a new episode of The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade. There was also notice at the top of the page stating, "The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade: Episode 005 World Premiere at New York Comic Con Haruhi Panel... details within 48 hours."[31]

On March 10, 2007 it was announced in the source code of the website that the regular edition of the series will have English-translated openings, while the special edition will have the original Japanese openings and endings.

On March 16, 2007 the English trailer for the anime was released on the website and the ASOS Brigade Travel Blog was made public
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on April 15, 2007, 07:42:07 am
I love the look of sunshine coming down on to the Earth through a blanket of clouds. The way you can see streams of sunlight...argh, I can't explain it!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: SergeTheRadicalDreamer on April 16, 2007, 11:28:01 pm
I love nutella. I love Chrono Cross.  I love DDR.  I love psychedelic mushrooms.  I love Dune.  I love Sam (not someone on this forum, but I just thought I'd put it out there).  Know what else I love?  Topics like this
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on April 17, 2007, 01:51:57 am
I heart my Advent Children "Limited Edition", and am glad I waited to buy. This little note in the script made my day:

Quote
When Sephiroth raises one hand up high, the skies take on a sinister appearance, as though heralding a great catastrophe.

VENIET!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on April 18, 2007, 02:21:24 pm
I heart my Advent Children "Limited Edition", and am glad I waited to buy. This little note in the script made my day:

Quote
When Sephiroth raises one hand up high, the skies take on a sinister appearance, as though heralding a great catastrophe.

That is awesome! I loved that part of the movie. Oh, and I assume the Limited Edition is well worth buying?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on April 18, 2007, 03:47:50 pm
They put all the stuff that was in the Japanese release in, like the Last Order feature. So yes, I'd say it's worth it.

I'm enjoying Trigun now as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 24, 2007, 10:49:59 pm
I love the skies of summer evenings, and all others for that matter. It's an endless canvas for limitless shapes and wispy, colored masses to accumulate upon in beautiful arrangements.

Well, my post is being interrupted, but since I took the time to find this thread, I might as well hit submit.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on August 24, 2007, 11:01:00 pm
I do not love, I like.

Never making that mistake again. >_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 24, 2007, 11:31:42 pm
I've been taking walks near daily in the trail by my apartment for almost a year, and I've recently found some new animals in there. One I hadn't seen in the wild at all before! So, to be explicit, I love the beauty of the natural world, and the wonder that it unveils.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on August 24, 2007, 11:47:19 pm
So, to be explicit, I love the beauty of the natural world, and the wonder that it unveils.

Yep. There's nothing like going for a jog at 6:00 AM. That sensation of light, pleasant stinging in your lungs, a light dew covering the grass, no noticeable life but the birds singing in the trees.

IT'S THE SPRINGTIME OF YOUTH!!
(http://cc.herograw.org/Zeality/vlcsnap-98545.png)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 25, 2007, 04:47:59 am
I love PAX! Wil Wheaton rocks so hard...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 25, 2007, 09:01:22 pm
All this talk of anime makes me think of the fact that I'm reading Love Hina now (which sorta fits in with the title of the thread, eh?)...I don't necessarily "love" it, but it's okay and reminds me of a less psychedelic Elfen Lied...hahaha!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: rushingwind on August 26, 2007, 04:00:28 am
I love Chrono Trigger and Cross.  I heart Glenn as my favorite Cross character, and Schala as my all time favorite female character ever.

I'm also a huge Stargate fan (both shows).  Torri Higginson and Rachel Luttrell are the most awesome actresses ever.  :)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 28, 2007, 08:51:13 pm
Farscape>Stargate - No matter who they get to join SG1! :P

As for more stuff I love...well, here are a few of my favorite things...:D

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes;
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes;
Silver-white winters that melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Yeah, I actually think of Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas when I think of that song (the movie opens with it up against Vietnam happenings) instead of, y'know, that OTHER movie...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kyronea on August 28, 2007, 09:37:42 pm
Farscape>Stargate - No matter who they get to join SG1!
Please proceed to the nearest airlock and flush yourself into space, you evil, evil man.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 28, 2007, 09:42:32 pm
Heh heh, here the CW shows Farscape episodes at 1am on Mondays while FOX shows Stargate SG1 episodes (it shows Atlantis at 12am)...and the CW only just recently must have acquired the first season or something because before they used to show much later (I think) episodes...they also used to show two episodes in a row...but then they got other stupid shows like 24 and that one stupid cop show about people who go missing or whatever...God I hate cop shows (except maybe Reno 911!, which I'm glad my local FOX channel is picking up).

Hooray for syndication!!! I'll give some love to that.



EDIT: Oh yeah, and NCIS, I love that show too.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Glennleo on August 28, 2007, 11:08:59 pm
Human Weapon has to be one of my new favorite shows on the Discovery Channel.

Hell, I LOVE the Discovery Channel.

Animal Planet is up there too!  :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on August 30, 2007, 02:41:18 pm
My new Last Exile O.S.T.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on December 31, 2007, 01:50:19 pm
Pigging out during TV series marathons without a care in the world.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on March 20, 2008, 03:40:36 am
After seeing ZeaLitY's emo sad "the world" post in the Stuff You Hate thread, I couldn't help but bump this thread...I even have something to contribute! Huzzah for relevant thread necromancy!

Stuff I Love: This awesome Child Rearing Solution I found while playing (emu, mind u) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (crazy long FF title, eh?)...

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8871/ffccrofchildrearingsoluif9.png)

^_^

BTW, the game's far worth emulating at the least. Great lil action/adventure RPG...maybe a lil too much of a Zelda clone...but for the FF series & Square, I don't think that's such a bad thing this time...I never played the original FFCC though, so I don't really know if I'm missing out on anything yet...doesn't seem like it really...*shrugs* Check it out.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 20, 2008, 10:58:18 am
What DS emu do you use?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on March 21, 2008, 04:57:48 am
no$gba...as far as I can tell from looking around, it's the best and I haven't had any problems w/it...though I still use VBA for GBA games and only have a handful of DS ROMs.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 25, 2008, 09:22:17 am
well, after that post V, I decided to update myself on the currrent state of emulation....and wow, they have the PS2 in working order.  Safe to say I am now catching up on PS2 games that I haven't had a chance to play.  Namely Disgaea, FFXII, and a relatively short list of others...

So, in relation to this topic.  I love emulation.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 25, 2008, 10:32:24 am
I love not incriminating myself by publically admitting to legally dubious activities ;)

And free time. Nothing better than just sitting around, sippin on some Jamba and Juice, and pondering the universe.

EDIT: Oh, and just found out that Potter is now being used on University Campus' (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/03/25/cnnu.potter/index.html). Makes me feel like there is hope for English Departments around the world, that they might start addressing relevent texts and discard crap like the Crying of Lot 49 (though it does do a wonderful job of replicating an acid trip, or so I am told).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 25, 2008, 10:39:36 am
I didn't say anything about downloading illegal roms.  Because that is just wrong...and I have all the games, my ps2 just broke and I haven't the money to fix it.  Obviously.  Isn't that why people emulate?   8)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 25, 2008, 11:33:05 am
i love anything on food network that deals with the eating of strange foods.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 26, 2008, 11:09:14 am
Satire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QERyh9YYEis). Sweet, sweet, satire.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 26, 2008, 11:49:05 am
Tifa. Sweet, sweet Tifa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CW-vl73hhI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuyc09CGC6A

I've decided that I shall brave the horrors of Goofy and Donald Duck because her awesomeness outshines whate'er awkwardness I'd feel playing a Disney-centric game. Especially if it's possible to hack the Final Fantasy VII characters into playable characters. I don't think the second video is a normal gameplay scenario, so possibilities abound.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 26, 2008, 06:50:25 pm
faustwolf, that was actually quite epic.

thanks, homeslice.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 26, 2008, 07:12:45 pm
YEAH, kickass women, uh, kick ass.
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7407/tifakingdomheartsmf5.gif) (http://imageshack.us)
I'm extremely glad they toned down her bustline in Kingdom Hearts -- makes her less likely to be labeled a bimbo. If that was Disney's idea, I congratulate them for sheer genius.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 26, 2008, 08:56:20 pm
YEAH, kickass women, uh, kick ass.
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7407/tifakingdomheartsmf5.gif) (http://imageshack.us)
I'm extremely glad they toned down her bustline in Kingdom Hearts -- makes her less likely to be labeled a bimbo. If that was Disney's idea, I congratulate them for sheer genius.

tssh. w/e.  bimbo != big chest   bimbo = low IQ  Tifa had brains brawn and bust.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 26, 2008, 09:40:29 pm
I agree fullheartedly with you placidchap, but too often male fans focus on the bust and ignore the fact that Tifa had the emotional strength to help her significant other through a bizarre mental condition.

Not to mention, she just plain kicks ass.

Tifa has set an example for all men and women to look up to. *Bows to Tifa's awesomeness.*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: cupn00dles on March 26, 2008, 10:56:13 pm
Not to mention her breasts. *Bows to Tifa's breasts*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 27, 2008, 12:29:10 am
wait.  tifa had big boobs?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on March 27, 2008, 11:09:36 pm
Just typing "tifa" in Google gets you 40% hentai :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 28, 2008, 12:05:50 am
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8796/image5ug0.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

*Bows to the Weege*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 28, 2008, 12:08:00 am
WEEEEEEEEGEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 28, 2008, 12:33:06 am
where did the weegee phenomenon begin?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 28, 2008, 01:34:09 am
According to the Encyclopedia Dramatica, there was a DOS version of Mario is Missing that featured a very disturbing Luigi sprite that was the basis for the pic. You can see here the beginnings of Weegee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpWTaa_6lFk

Though if you ask me, their rendition of Princess Toadstool is FAR creepier than the insane DOS Luigi. Not to mention that taxi driver, and the fact that people with Brooklyn accents are wandering the STREETS OF NAIROBI, KENYA!

"Weegee" may have been the name of a famous photographer; I'm not sure if the name connection is purposeful or not.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 28, 2008, 01:37:50 am
whoooooooooa...

i think the princess was even freakier than weegee
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 28, 2008, 01:40:49 am
AAAAAAH! RUN!!
(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1298/image1zg7.gif) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 28, 2008, 02:22:25 am
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on March 28, 2008, 03:35:00 am
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/115884.html (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/115884.html)
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/193489.html (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/193489.html)
I think you guy/gals might like
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 28, 2008, 09:36:13 am
those were really impressive videos...  quality of the work was really impressive.  i about died when ... showed up.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 28, 2008, 11:07:41 am
...

...

...whoa.

That Tifa model is totally fan-made I'm assuming (and very high-quality at that), but all the others could have been ripped from their respective games I think. AND THEY DIDN'T GET A C&D!

THIS MEANS THE AGE OF 3D FANWORKS HAS BEGUN!!

 :lee: A NEW POWER IS RISING!!(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/6308/grimmjow2zh9.gif)

EDIT: Ha! Yes, http://darkmatter.de-coder.net (beware, where Team Ninja models abound there's liable to be some NSFW content) was involved in the production -- that means these game resources were (probably) ripped, folks! This is amazing. This is brilliant! In doing this series of videos, fans have pushed the limits of what the holders of intellectual property will allow. But whether Square, Team Ninja, etc., would allow full fangames is still in question. The copyright holders may not even know the vid exists. In any case, this is truly something to watch from a legal aspect.

Vielen, vielen danke Kebrel!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Glennleo on March 28, 2008, 02:43:18 pm
I've seen the first one, but the part II was new to me. It was pretty freaking epic.

These are made by the same people who made Haloid, which was pretty amazing as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on April 04, 2008, 11:23:20 pm
(http://www.jacneed.com/PhotoFile/Sinbad.gif)

House Guest is so funny it makes me cry. You have to love Sinbad's comment about Hillary's lies about Bosnia:

Quote
The scariest thing about Bosnia was deciding where to eat!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: cupn00dles on April 08, 2008, 12:16:58 am
Guys named "God", "Your Mom", "All Humans", and such, in COD4.

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/cupn00dles/COD401.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/cupn00dles/COD402.jpg)
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/cupn00dles/COD405.jpg)

I can't help but giggle every time I get one of those.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 16, 2008, 01:48:26 pm
cupn00dles, you'll have to name your character in COD4 "Nietzsche" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_is_dead) if you keep that up.

Ha! Now I remember shouting the line "God is dead!" at a high school rendition of The Crucible. The line came out great due to a chest cold. Now that I think of it, I'd be willing to bet money that there's lots of schools that ban readings of The Crucible on the basis of this line alone, or maybe it's just Bowdlerized.


These Youtube Anime Music Videos are pure Springtime of Youth in digitized form:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eoWxEZsPK8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAuqX4_wfZs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQzYsVSFiCA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uZB3qOU9-c

The first two use clips from Princess Mononoke and the second set use clips from Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. The first pair set my expectations for Mononoke so high that I was actually disappointed when I watched the classic -- that's a testament to fan talent and not a pan of Mononoke by any means. I haven't seen Bloodlust yet.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 17, 2008, 03:40:48 am
What are the songs used in those AMVs though? Normally it's kind of difficult to find good AMVs of one-movie animes...I've seen both animes and liked them both...but I was kind of disappointed by Princess Mononoke's ending...but it was still great!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on April 17, 2008, 04:17:01 am
Princess Mononoke is one of my favorite animes movies ever. I have it up there with Terminator 2, Serenity, and Star Wars. For me the AMV didn't do it justice, although I normally don't like AMVs anyways so meh.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Anacalius on April 17, 2008, 05:06:08 am
Tits or GTFO.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 17, 2008, 03:26:28 pm
Anacalius, may I say...WTF?  :lol: I wonder if there's a lolcats pic with that comment anywhere...

V, the songs on the vids are as follows in order, if memory serves:
1.) Ghost Woman and the Hunter, by Lacuna Coil (Thanks Anacalius for name correction)
2.) Mummer's Dance, by Loreena McKennit
3.) Moonlight Shadow, by a German group that escapes my memory at the moment. That song was a cover of one done in the 1970s or so, maybe by the guy who did the Exorcist music (Tubular Bells). This cover of Moonlight Shadow is way preferable to the original IMHO.
4.) Away From Me, by Evanescence.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Anacalius on April 17, 2008, 05:35:33 pm

1.) Ghost and the Hunter, by Lacuna Coil

It's "The Ghost Woman and the Hunter", just so you know. =P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on April 17, 2008, 05:36:03 pm
I'm so lost right now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 18, 2008, 04:37:53 pm
The Suikogaiden intro vid. THERE's a game that needs a remake...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PNjCnoaugM
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on April 19, 2008, 01:39:29 am
I love the fact that my best friend just read a portion of this book I'm writing out loud to his girlfriend.

What makes it even more lovable is the fact that he didn't know it was a sex scene. :P :D :P :D

OMFG I WAS LAUGHING SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on April 19, 2008, 01:48:03 am
Can we be seeing this story?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on April 19, 2008, 01:59:17 am
Can we be seeing this story?

Maybe. Another funny thing is that I'm working on it in school. :P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Anacalius on April 19, 2008, 02:06:42 am
Tits or GTFO - I honestly have been using this for a while, I picked it up from somewhere, so I decided to find out what it really meant. Well, it's awful...
I in no way actually used it as this, but apparently this is what it means:


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tits+or+GTFO


Meh, whatever.. I still think it's kinda funny if not used in this way. I use it on my friends who are female a lot, when they start rambling on and on about stuff I don't really care about. =P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on April 19, 2008, 02:23:28 am
Quote
   

Cry ofted used on imageboards when a 'noob' posts (usually an image post). It is an exclamation requesting an image of a pari of breasts be posted or the original poster should "GTFO" (get the fuck out). A derivation of the phrase: balls touching or gtfo is often heard when an image depicted gay men is posted on 4chan.org


flawless entry.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on June 10, 2008, 01:11:14 am
WIN!!!


Quote
Vehek       129d 18h 32m
ZeaLitY       54d 23h 2m
Chrono'99       24d 6h 44m
nightmare975       22d 7h 16m
Pyt Fumv       21d 21h 8m
jsondag2       20d 21h 20m
Kebrel       19d 38m
FaustWolf       18d 10h 39m
MsBlack       17d 12h 22m
Kyronea       17d 5h 37m
Not much longer now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Eternal Myst on June 18, 2008, 12:48:09 am
I love First Person Shooters,and tea bagging people in games like halo3 and Cod4.
I also love seeing my family play the Wii without the straps....TV broke. :lol:
I also love....Chrono Trigger.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 07, 2008, 02:10:29 am
YES!!!!!!!!

I FINALLY HAVE THE MAN WITH THE MACHINE GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to play this all fucking night.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 07, 2008, 12:49:59 pm
I love the Chrono games of course, (Particularly CC)And I also love Star trek.  These two are my obsessions.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mez on July 08, 2008, 02:30:00 pm
I love metal and its people. Nicest people ever!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 08, 2008, 10:35:57 pm
I love the fact that my brother and I just beat endless set list on Rock Band. Took us all fucking day.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Burning Zeppelin on July 09, 2008, 03:20:54 am
BlueThunder?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 09, 2008, 06:41:21 pm
BlueThunder?

Yes. It was tough because he was doing vocals. Can't play non-stop for over eight hours without losing your voice.

EDIT: Whoa! Architect of Kajar? Sweet!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 09, 2008, 06:47:43 pm
I've heard such wonderful things about BlueThunder... I just wish I had been there to experience it...

*sigh*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 09, 2008, 07:33:08 pm
I've been hungry all day, and it's for something I've only eaten once in my life on vacation in Santa Fe at a café founded by a Greek family in the 50s:

Moussaka.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on July 09, 2008, 09:04:09 pm
My wife makes a mean Moussaka, though it is "Musaca", in her language.  Tis a Romanian version, probably not the same one you had.  Nevertheless, I am sure both versions are delicious.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 14, 2008, 03:31:57 pm
MY NEW COMPUTER JUST ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on July 14, 2008, 05:46:43 pm
MY NEW COMPUTER JUST ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pre-assembled or piece by piece?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on July 14, 2008, 06:26:55 pm
Specs?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 14, 2008, 06:30:41 pm
Specs?

Dell Inspiron 530 with Quad-Core Processors.

Mostly stock.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on July 14, 2008, 06:49:53 pm
Quote
I've heard such wonderful things about BlueThunder... I just wish I had been there to experience it...

*sigh*

He's actually a really nice person.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 15, 2008, 12:46:35 am
Quote
He's actually a really nice person.

I never heard anything bad.  I just heard he was animated and entertaining - but the 'how's' are vague to me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on July 15, 2008, 09:50:56 am
Specs?

Dell Inspiron 530 with Quad-Core Processors.

Mostly stock.

Yay for new computers, stock or custom.  Does anything utilize quad-core, either fully or partially? 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 29, 2008, 12:15:02 am
I just got an email from Jill

Quote
Josh,

SHE SAID YES!!!!!!!!!! :D

Tell you more when we get back from Tahoe!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on July 29, 2008, 12:22:53 am
Hey it turned out well, thats great for you all.





God I am so lonely.....
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on July 29, 2008, 02:09:09 am
Hey it turned out well, thats great for you all.





God I am so lonely.....

Great for them, I've still been single since the end of last summer! Almost a freaking year now...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on July 29, 2008, 06:42:48 am
I love Final Fantasy IV DS's 3D character and enemy models. They make me happy in no-no place.



I also love sleep. You wouldn't be able to tell from how late I'm on the computer every night, but I do love sleep.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 29, 2008, 09:38:53 am
I also love sleep. You wouldn't be able to tell from how late I'm on the computer every night, but I do love sleep.

Ah, but absence makes the heart grow fonder, no?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 29, 2008, 09:44:47 am
While the FFIV DS ROM made me sad...or, more accurately DS emus still not being anywhere as good as GBA emus...

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4503/highlyannoyingffivromhe3.png)

The FFTA2 ROM is great! Mainly because the game itself has a English language option so I don't have to go through BIOS with the damned thing (which was ANOTHER annoying thing that made me give up on FFIV).

I guess I'll have to actually BUY a DS sometime...>_<
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on July 30, 2008, 12:25:00 am
Well, I have a black DS Lite, a CycloDS Evo Flash cart, an EZ-V 3-in-1 expansion card, and a Sandisk 2GB MicroSD card.

If you buy a DS, you're better off buying the same kit I have instead of wasting a bunch of money on games. The last game I'm buying for the thing will be CTDS.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on July 30, 2008, 03:23:37 am
If you enjoy playing a game, paying for it isn't a waste of money.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 30, 2008, 03:32:34 am
Yeah, I'll buy games that I like (when I have the money)...From the very little of what I was able to play of it, FFIV would definitely go on that list of buy gets.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on July 30, 2008, 05:10:57 pm
I just don't see the point in spending $50 for a game that is essentially a collection of small minigames, which is mostly what Nintendo's been putting out for the past few years. Now, FFIV or CTDS, Those are games that have a story and valuable gameplay. Warioware, Brain Age, Nintendogs, and stuff like that don't constitute their price to me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on July 30, 2008, 05:28:16 pm
I just don't see the point in spending $50 for a game that is essentially a collection of small minigames, which is mostly what Nintendo's been putting out for the past few years. Now, FFIV or CTDS, Those are games that have a story and valuable gameplay. Warioware, Brain Age, Nintendogs, and stuff like that don't constitute their price to me.
Keep in mind, I'm not arguing from a POV of pro or con of pirating; but perhaps it's that not enough people have been showing their patronage to the 'right'(right being a matter of opinion) kind of games. Remember that logically every purchase is insofar a vote in what the company should do next in terms of products and software as a service.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 30, 2008, 06:08:18 pm
I just don't see the point in spending $50 for a game that is essentially a collection of small minigames, which is mostly what Nintendo's been putting out for the past few years. Now, FFIV or CTDS, Those are games that have a story and valuable gameplay. Warioware, Brain Age, Nintendogs, and stuff like that don't constitute their price to me.

You don't see "the point"? The point is quite simple, one pays money to own a game that one likes and to enjoy it! Someone paying $50 for a collection of mini-games is effectively no different than you paying $50 for CTDS. It is all about having fun and enjoyment.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on July 30, 2008, 08:50:56 pm
Well, for guys that live on a limited income like me, I feel that it's not bad to spend $250 at one time and not spend another dime on the thing. I like the games I play, I just can't afford them. Same thing with music. I like a lot of music, and it's just too expensive for me to go out and buy tons of CD's.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 30, 2008, 10:26:08 pm
I just don't see the point in spending $50 for a game that is essentially a collection of small minigames, which is mostly what Nintendo's been putting out for the past few years. Now, FFIV or CTDS, Those are games that have a story and valuable gameplay. Warioware, Brain Age, Nintendogs, and stuff like that don't constitute their price to me.

Well then, maybe avoid the mini-game games...? This sounds like an argument of game lineups...which, I must say, is uninformed. The DS has a great lineup outside of such games as Brain Age (which is a good alternative game) & Nintendogs...I'm looking forward to a lot of the upcoming RPGs coming for the DS, myself...There are FOUR Dragon Quests coming out (though, admittedly 3 are remakes, but they certainly look pretty enough), a port of the original Disgaea (which I never got to play), a new Kingdom Hearts game, a new Valkyrie Profile game, and, of course, Chrono Trigger...and that's mostly all just counting Square-Enix (all except Disgaea)!

FFTA2, FFIV & The World Ends With You are 3 other good SE RPGs already available for DS...

I've also heard good things about Etrian's Odyssey (which I believe the sequel is coming out soon) & the Zelda (Fuck yeah, 2D Zelda FTW!!)...

And there's always the Pokémon games...

If you're gonna emu, you should know that there ARE good games for it...Games worth buying, I think. I think it's getting just as good as the amazing GBA lineup was...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on July 30, 2008, 11:00:46 pm
Well, for guys that live on a limited income like me, I feel that it's not bad to spend $250 at one time and not spend another dime on the thing. I like the games I play, I just can't afford them. Same thing with music. I like a lot of music, and it's just too expensive for me to go out and buy tons of CD's.

Why does your limited income justify acquiring illegally that which is beyond your means?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on July 30, 2008, 11:12:39 pm
Bleh... This is getting too dichotomized for my tastes. I'm out until further notice...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 31, 2008, 03:47:57 am
Well, for guys that live on a limited income like me, I feel that it's not bad to spend $250 at one time and not spend another dime on the thing. I like the games I play, I just can't afford them. Same thing with music. I like a lot of music, and it's just too expensive for me to go out and buy tons of CD's.

Why does your limited income justify acquiring illegally that which is beyond your means?

I think that while it's important for any artist to acquire moneys for their work so they can, y'know, continue to survive & create...BUT I think that another (possibly the main) aspect of an artist's work is just spreading their creation; getting exposure & sharing their ideas...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on July 31, 2008, 10:16:40 am
Why does your limited income justify acquiring illegally that which is beyond your means?

Companies would just as soon cheat you, if it made an extra buck.  That's not to say one shouldn't support the creators/artists/etc.  Even though I don't like the music of Radiohead, they did it right with that whole name your price deal.  Their music is not worth the same to everyone, so why should every one have to pay the same price?  Course it should be up to the artist to price their product, "name your price" is just one solution to cutting out the fat middle men.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 31, 2008, 01:01:39 pm
Companies would just as soon cheat you, if it made an extra buck.  That's not to say one shouldn't support the creators/artists/etc.  Even though I don't like the music of Radiohead, they did it right with that whole name your price deal.  Their music is not worth the same to everyone, so why should every one have to pay the same price?  Course it should be up to the artist to price their product, "name your price" is just one solution to cutting out the fat middle men.

Ooo, can I play the part of Socrates here?

What does the behavior of a company have to do with whether or not you will be honest? Furthermore, are you proposing a sort of Bronze Rule, a "Do unto others before they have a chance to do unto you"? In fear of the company cheating you, you are cheating them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 01, 2008, 03:43:52 am
I love the whole world...it's awesome. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTuwio91Ggg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2008, 03:53:11 am
Yeah, it's definitely a Catch-22 because though their prices may be unfair, by pirating (or w/e), you're actually forcing them to continue down that path...Oh well, you can't control the companies, so people only do what can benefit themselves, I think...

Did I seriously start this conversation by complaining about the FFIV DS ROM...? >_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on August 01, 2008, 07:11:12 am
I love the whole world...it's awesome. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTuwio91Ggg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOsylvrwo3I  :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2008, 08:19:26 am
Phoenix Wright is great. I just finished the first DS game (which, I guess was a remake of a GBA game or something) and I intend on getting the others later & think everyone should give it a shot. If you thought Phoenix Wright sounded like a stupid game and that you couldn't possibly have any fun playing it, you are WRONG!

(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6412/phoenixwrightcoughingupdb2.png)

Oh, Capcom, you're an absolute CARD. >_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on August 01, 2008, 10:18:44 am
Good to hear you got into Gyakuten Saiban/Phoenix Wright. It's so great, I've finished all 4. They're all so brilliant. The second game's last case is amazing.

Quick question though, does your DS emulator allow you to use the bonus/fifth case's mic features?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on August 01, 2008, 10:46:20 am
Did I seriously start this conversation by complaining about the FFIV DS ROM...? >_>
Naw, the situation has always been(will always be?..) a powderkeg wherever I've been; you simply dropped the 'match'.

I must confess, though; I've never played any of the Phoenix Wright games. :(
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on August 01, 2008, 06:05:06 pm
the bonus case was great all them crazy feature that should have been in the rest, too bad they GBA ports. I have only played the first two, and yes the last case WAS epic. I didn't have damn clue what the hell was going on(thats a good thing).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on August 01, 2008, 06:39:00 pm
I must confess, though; I've never played any of the Phoenix Wright games. :(

I'm pretty sure you can get the first one for the DS pretty cheap now, give it a try.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2008, 11:42:34 pm
Uh, actually, using no$gba, you can use the mic (as long as you turn on your mic via your comp's volume config...y'know? on your toolbar?)...I only just found that out while I was playing Phoenix Wright (& now I've moved on to Phantom Hourglass). So, yeah, now you have NO EXCUSE!!! GO PLAY IT!!! :P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on August 02, 2008, 01:07:27 am
I love Crimson Comics, seriously, those guys are artists.

Almost actually makes me want to read To Love-Ru.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Captain B on August 02, 2008, 01:18:01 am
 You know what I like?  Olive Garden's "tour of italy" entree. That's some good eating. I also like Foxes, Turtles, and some housecats, as well as certain fluffy puffy dogs (Jake I'm looking at you). I also love the Mushroom Kingdom and wish I could live in it. I'm not kidding about that. However, my feelings towards Guardia and CTverse's world...   eh. Zeal is the only appealing one, and only cause Schala's in it. And she's a serious babe.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 02, 2008, 04:04:55 am
Well, most of the worlds of the..."Chronoverse"...>_>...are under strain...Lavos' fall, the Fall of Zeal, Humans v Mystics,...uh...a lame Princess being a bitch all the time..., the Dragons & FATE, Lavos' eruption, & then, finally, you've got a shit-stained world in 2300AD with Lavos already more or less done w/the planet & Mother Brain continuing to fuckulate humanity...It's not supposed to be a nice, friendly atmosphere you just wanna hang out in...It's supposed to make you want to change how things are, I think...

Although who wouldn't want to live in a hole in the ground like Frog, eh? EH?!? Daily trips to the market include encounters with a Nu that calls you a dog and battles w/annoying frogs & snakes that attack each other (or, at least, the snakes attack the frogs & other snakes)...Maybe next playthrough I'll just stay in Truce for the rest of Crono's life and make a living trading in Silver Points for moneys (don't tell me the festival only lasts a day!!)...>_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Captain B on August 03, 2008, 06:17:20 pm
 Actually, by appealing, I mean "not boring".  Problems of the period have nothing to do with it for me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on August 12, 2008, 02:51:44 am
My brother bought a used 20GiB harddrive for $4 in a yardsale its was said to be wiped clean and working, popped it in and its perfect with nothing one it except windows 95...and the full PC version of FF VII woot!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on August 12, 2008, 01:57:25 pm
Well, I just bought a new MP3 player.  I love it.  Twice the memory of my old one and it has a bunch of other features.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on August 12, 2008, 04:14:56 pm
Mighty Morphing Power Rangers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zl5-Wk5u64&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKIgtACGayM
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 12, 2008, 05:40:54 pm
Two great British thespians. Both famous for their roles on (different) TV science fiction shows. Both performing in the RSC' Hamlet. Together! (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/120101.html)

Though I love that, I suppose this could also go under the frustration thread because, being a Yank, it isn't like I can pop across the pond to catch a show.

the fresh facepalm shots alone would make the trip worth while.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Kebrel on August 12, 2008, 05:53:33 pm
Well Thought I guess this could work as a good substitute,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IURfntimnlA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IURfntimnlA)

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on August 13, 2008, 08:16:42 am
My first USB drive.  Installed Ceedo and Argo and it is bitchin.  Can install seemingly anything on the USB drive and use that program anywhere, with or without admin privileges!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Katie Skyye on August 13, 2008, 02:33:32 pm
Love my iPod...

And Lyude.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Chrono Master on August 22, 2008, 11:39:55 pm
Chrono Series!!! XD
MegaMan Games
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Zelda Series
Soul Calibur Series
Anime
Youtube Anime/Video Game AMVs
Chrono Compendium
Whirled
Monster Rancher Games
Square Enix
Nintendo (in General)
Kingdom Hearts
The Internet
My frinds
People
My hands
Drawing
Being the one to make people laugh and be happy
Bieng me
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on September 08, 2008, 01:59:34 pm
Spore,

Spore

Spore

Spore

Spore

Spore

I FUCKING LOVE SPORE!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on September 08, 2008, 02:03:11 pm
Sooo it's worth the money then?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on September 08, 2008, 02:12:10 pm
Either that or Nightmares been infected by some alien mind-control fungus, which will slowly spread throughout the population like some middling level horror movie plot.

I'm hoping its the game.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on September 08, 2008, 02:12:56 pm
Sooo it's worth the money then?

Yes.

I'd stick with the normal edition though. Too many documentaries in the collector's edition.

Either that or Nightmares been infected by some alien mind-control fungus, which will slowly spread throughout the population like some middling level horror movie plot.

I'm hoping its the game.

lolz
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on September 08, 2008, 04:04:10 pm
I love milkshakes.
VANILLA milkshakes. Chocolate is good too but, the two don't mix well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on September 08, 2008, 05:26:21 pm
I recently got Phoenix Wright.  Loving it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 08, 2008, 09:14:36 pm
I love my lover~~~

-Gets brick thrown at for acting like a stupid lovestruck teenager.-
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on September 08, 2008, 09:26:38 pm
I love my lover~~~
NEEDS PICS!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on September 09, 2008, 09:13:47 pm
Tact's secret lover IS...

(https://www.giftcards4cash.com/product_images/1215216189_kohls.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on September 09, 2008, 10:15:41 pm
Gilgamesh.

I was fighting him in FFV Advance, Exdeath's tower earlier (the 'Excalipoor' battle) and it was the most fun I've ever had in a FF battle. It was pretty great how he spoke throughout the battle, used a wide variety of moves rather than a limited moveset, lasted so damn long, then revealed a second form ("For Gilgamesh... It's morphin' time!") and continued to be awesome. Then Exodus/Exdeath ruins everything by throwing him into another dimension. Dumb. I was thinking out loud "Um... We were in the middle of a fight, and he was doing pretty well, why banish him?" Oh well.

Anyway, Gilgamesh is awesome as hell.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on September 09, 2008, 10:41:49 pm
Tact's secret lover IS...

(https://www.giftcards4cash.com/product_images/1215216189_kohls.jpg)

FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU HARD TRANSLANKA. I DO NOT NEED TO BE REMINDED OF THAT HORRID INCIDENT.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on September 09, 2008, 11:35:48 pm
Gilgamesh.

I was fighting him in FFV Advance, Exdeath's tower earlier (the 'Excalipoor' battle) and it was the most fun I've ever had in a FF battle. It was pretty great how he spoke throughout the battle, used a wide variety of moves rather than a limited moveset, lasted so damn long, then revealed a second form ("For Gilgamesh... It's morphin' time!") and continued to be awesome. Then Exodus/Exdeath ruins everything by throwing him into another dimension. Dumb. I was thinking out loud "Um... We were in the middle of a fight, and he was doing pretty well, why banish him?" Oh well.

Anyway, Gilgamesh is awesome as hell.

Wait until Necron, you'll love him even more after that.

Not going to spoil it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on September 10, 2008, 02:24:58 pm
Tact's secret lover IS...

(https://www.giftcards4cash.com/product_images/1215216189_kohls.jpg)

FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU HARD TRANSLANKA. I DO NOT NEED TO BE REMINDED OF THAT HORRID INCIDENT.
...I'm not even going to ask.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on September 10, 2008, 05:35:00 pm
Gilgamesh.

I was fighting him in FFV Advance, Exdeath's tower earlier (the 'Excalipoor' battle) and it was the most fun I've ever had in a FF battle. It was pretty great how he spoke throughout the battle, used a wide variety of moves rather than a limited moveset, lasted so damn long, then revealed a second form ("For Gilgamesh... It's morphin' time!") and continued to be awesome. Then Exodus/Exdeath ruins everything by throwing him into another dimension. Dumb. I was thinking out loud "Um... We were in the middle of a fight, and he was doing pretty well, why banish him?" Oh well.

Anyway, Gilgamesh is awesome as hell.

Springtime of YOUTH

I enjoy rewarding myself with fake sushi here at the union, or a foot long salami sub once a week.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on September 10, 2008, 08:33:35 pm
Gilgamesh.

I was fighting him in FFV Advance, Exdeath's tower earlier (the 'Excalipoor' battle) and it was the most fun I've ever had in a FF battle. It was pretty great how he spoke throughout the battle, used a wide variety of moves rather than a limited moveset, lasted so damn long, then revealed a second form ("For Gilgamesh... It's morphin' time!") and continued to be awesome. Then Exodus/Exdeath ruins everything by throwing him into another dimension. Dumb. I was thinking out loud "Um... We were in the middle of a fight, and he was doing pretty well, why banish him?" Oh well.

Anyway, Gilgamesh is awesome as hell.

Springtime of YOUTH

I posted him in the thread a few weeks back, actually~.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Jutty on September 10, 2008, 08:42:04 pm
I started playing Lunar: The Silver Star Story recently, and I'm loving it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on September 11, 2008, 09:12:22 am
The original Sega CD version?  Or the Complete version that was on PS?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Jutty on September 11, 2008, 11:59:17 am
The PS version.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on September 11, 2008, 12:37:00 pm
I recently got Megaman anniversary collection.  I was hating it because whenever I would play any of the games I would keep on dyeing.  At least the early ones.  Then I beat Metalman on Megaman 2 and the game is actually fun now. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on September 11, 2008, 04:32:13 pm
Auto-Haste!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on September 11, 2008, 06:47:17 pm
The only part of early Mega Mans I hated was the stages that had vanishing platforms that you had to time just right or you fell to your DOOM. Those pissed me off even when I played them on emu & could save state...V_V

THANK YOU RUSH JET!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on September 13, 2008, 05:46:16 am
What I love: The internet!

When you've known some one for a long time then suddenly forget her name. There is really no recovery, especial when I've known her for three years.
Still couldn't get the name, but I knew her family had some sort of Legal problems so after digging up that case I got her Parents name(first names only>_>). Then use those names and the fact she was born in Hawaii I found A copy of the public deed info. With her last name I the used Myspace's "friend" search for the local area I got her. It was Alexandra!



Damn now I feel creepy, I think this belongs in the #!$* frustrating tread now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on September 30, 2008, 08:58:05 am
I just found that the Mac laptop I'm using has a feature where if you place your hands on each side the screen dims, then brightens again if you take them away!

THIS IS FUN


(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/Reihorsehead.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on September 30, 2008, 11:56:10 am
I don't get it...how is that useful?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on September 30, 2008, 02:51:10 pm
It's not, it's just fun.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on September 30, 2008, 03:36:40 pm
*sigh* As are so many features on a mac. In fact, just about every feature. Not useful, but fun!


Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 01, 2008, 04:27:04 am
I'm getting a Mac with it's own jetpack.

JetMac.

YEAH!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on October 01, 2008, 03:38:35 pm
And if you get an overly large Mac, will it be a BigMac?

Bad puns aside, I love plastic. Especially plastic that is easy to work with. I just found out about ShapeLock plastic, which I'll hopefully getting soon to help with halloween costumes. It looks and sounds much easier to work with than polystyrene (which enters its glass transition state at 95 C, compared to ShapeLock's ~ 72 C). Though wet and shape  cloth might be a good alternative if this turns out to be crap; bad thing there is it is hardish to come by it seems.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 01, 2008, 08:21:40 pm
So what are you going to be for All Hollows Eve, Thought?

And anyone else for that matter?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on October 01, 2008, 09:15:13 pm
White Mr. T, thank you.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on October 01, 2008, 10:58:42 pm
I'd like to dress up as the tallest Prince to ever walk the earth, but I lack the expendable finances to make it perfect so that I look like this:

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_tRg73iZIquM/RpprbSfN_gI/AAAAAAAAMw4/B40XysAatDw/s320/prince+1999.jpg)

So maybe I'll just reprise Heath Ledger's Joker.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on October 01, 2008, 11:03:50 pm
I wonder what White Mr. T's WoW character would be...

Or Prince for that matter...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on October 02, 2008, 08:16:52 am
And anyone else for that matter?

I think my co workers are making me be the Johnny Depp Willy Wonka...

Plastics will be the end of us!  I avoid all plastics as much as possible.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on October 02, 2008, 10:32:44 am
So what are you going to be for All Hollows Eve, Thought?

I have no idea, which always makes working on the thing much harder than it needs to be. I'd like to go as Gordan Freeman, Sherlock Holmes, Skull the troll, a knight, or Iron Man (which I'd really almost need a workshop for; that would requiring some serious vacuforming). Given that I've waited too long to start on a costume, something a good bit simpler is probably going to be the result.

What about yourself? Are you going as a ghost with a bow-tie, top hat, and a box of chocolates ;) ?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 02, 2008, 02:40:04 pm
Crono got first in his first match on the Game FAQs character battle.  That's pretty sweet.  Although it's very unlikely Frog will survive his next round.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on October 02, 2008, 03:58:10 pm
No one cares about GameFAQs popularity polls.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on October 03, 2008, 12:28:15 am
My first ballroom class in college, I am absolutely worn out. I am out of breath and more alert, sore but can't stop, and everything I am doing is in universal beat.

Its that natural high, yet its molded to create an art not work. An art thats shared between lovers and between strangers. Its that which youth seeks to enjoy.  :lee: :lee: :lee:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: brifye19 on October 08, 2008, 01:47:55 pm
Stuff I love.

I love working Online for ChaCha. It's flexible and I get paid when I want. I'm saving up money for a new PC!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on October 08, 2008, 07:17:46 pm
That's nice.

For Halloween, my sis and I are being Lolitas. I'm an Ama Loli. Teehee.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 09, 2008, 04:09:25 am
I think my friends and I are donning black cloaks and playing the villagers from Hot Fuzz.

Just going to walk around with big kitchen knives and radios going, "FOR THE GREATER GOOD!!! FOR THE GREATER GOOD!!!"

So I just spoiled that movie for everyone who hasn't seen it. Awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 09, 2008, 09:07:48 am
But for every who hasn't seen Hot Fuzz, they'll just think you're a cult or something.  Be careful - especially if you're going to be carrying knives (even fake ones).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on October 09, 2008, 01:14:59 pm
I'm not going to be here during Halloween. :(  But I'm going to be camping.  :)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on October 09, 2008, 04:52:59 pm
I love the giant squids. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5BxymuiAxQ)

I love the whole world, it's such a brilliant place.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on October 09, 2008, 05:14:21 pm
I love my rendition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOsylvrwo3I)
I love the whole world, and all its mysteries.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on October 11, 2008, 07:02:01 pm
I loved the concert I went to last night.

Too bad my neck is so damn sore from all the head banging.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 11, 2008, 07:41:19 pm
Who'd you go see, Nightmare?



And God I love Battlefield 2. I just got the complete collection DVD today.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on October 12, 2008, 03:02:03 am
Who'd you go see, Nightmare?

Some local Metal Bands. My friend's band had a gig, so me and a bunch of other friends went. I got thrown into the mosh pit.

It was awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on October 12, 2008, 04:59:14 pm
Sounds fun broseph.

I'm pretty active in the metal scene here in Memphis. We have mosh pits, but mostly just hardcore dancing. Which is damn fun and invigorating.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on October 31, 2008, 11:13:34 am
getting a free lunch at work for dressing up.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on December 15, 2008, 05:21:03 pm
Two fold:

A new Refrigerator
My computer now has working 5.1 sound system yatta!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on December 20, 2008, 06:10:49 am
Dogs. Nuff' said.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on December 20, 2008, 05:13:45 pm
This time of year because I get to hear Super Deluxe's song All I Wanted Was a Skateboard on the radio...If you haven't heard it, I suggest you check it out (it's...on my MySpace profile (http://www.myspace.com/v_t) currently...>_>)...Probably my fav Christmas song along with RUN D.M.C.'s Christmas In Hollis...^_^
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on December 21, 2008, 02:51:00 am
Mirror's Edge

Hands down, one of the best games I've played in a while.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 03:33:43 am
Agreed. My brother has it and it is kickass.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on December 21, 2008, 06:16:31 am
I've only played the demo for download but it did look quite sexy.

Penny-arcade did say the game wasn't faithful to the demo and I tend to agreed with them on most things so I going to rent it and check.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on December 21, 2008, 01:37:29 pm
(http://i42.tinypic.com/f2tzxh.jpg)

Lightsabers.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 01:39:25 pm
Is that you, Sigma?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on December 21, 2008, 02:21:47 pm
Indeed it is. Indeed it is.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on December 21, 2008, 04:46:34 pm
Flourescent flashlight?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on December 21, 2008, 05:13:52 pm
You know what I love?

I LOVE that ice storm we recently had.

I also LOVE that snow storm that's still passing through. Why?

I don't have school.

UNTIL THE FIFTH! Woo! That means I'm having a winter vacation that's 25 days long. 25 days, people!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on December 21, 2008, 05:34:20 pm
You know what I love?

I LOVE that ice storm we recently had.

I also LOVE that snow storm that's still passing through. Why?

I don't have school.

UNTIL THE FIFTH! Woo! That means I'm having a winter vacation that's 25 days long. 25 days, people!

Careful, man.  I still remembering being in fifth or sixth grade in VA during the Blizzard of '96, and we missed so much time we started having to stay LONGER some days and were starting to get assigned homework while we were at home!  We even added a few days to the end of the school year!  'Twas lame.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on December 21, 2008, 05:42:48 pm
Well, that's Virginia. Massachusetts is used to this sort of thing. We work five days into the year already and whatever else we miss we make up at the end of the year. A bunch of those days are weekend days, too, so it's not that much.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 21, 2008, 05:48:00 pm
This previous and last Summer I have had little to know Vacation.  That's what I get for slacking off during the year.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on December 21, 2008, 05:53:20 pm
UNTIL THE FIFTH! Woo! That means I'm having a winter vacation that's 25 days long. 25 days, people!

One of my favorite parts of college is that winter break runs from Dec 12th to Jan 20th. The way it should be.

I remember when I still lived in Massachusetts, one year (1996) we missed a ton of school (not all of it was because of snow-storms either. The stars must have aligned to royally screw me over) and it all had to be made up in June. We didn't get out until July 2nd. Well, that was year that I moved down here to Tex-sucks. Thing about Texas is, school starts in August (early August too) compared to the September up there.

Net result: I got one goddamn month of Summer vacation.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 21, 2008, 05:56:15 pm
Indeed it is. Indeed it is.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

OH, SHIT!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on December 21, 2008, 05:57:38 pm
Well, we start late August up here. Late August/Early September through Mid June.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on December 21, 2008, 07:45:56 pm
I usually start the next year's school around mid September.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on December 22, 2008, 01:33:36 am
Flourescent flashlight?

Flashgun.

http://www.light-sabers.net/images/graflex3flashhandle01.jpg

Glad you approve, Shadow. For what I spent on it, it should impress.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 22, 2008, 09:17:12 am
The hell? You psychic? I don't think I recall expressing my approval yet, seeing as I was a bit caught up with whether or not that was you in RL holding the flash gun. Regardless, yes, I do approve.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on December 22, 2008, 10:14:11 am
The office closing early on Friday due to the weather!

Finals and midterms being done (last week).

The schools I went to while growing up started with the first or beginning of the second week of September and ended mid June.

The Uni that I go to now goes from beginning of second week of September to Dec 17th (including finals weeks) and beginning of second week of January to April 30th ...with about 2/3s of April for exams...overall not too bad since May thru August is time off...(from school anyway)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 22, 2008, 10:17:24 am
Heh, I got out of school last Friday (the 19th). The only problem is that the mayhem followed me home.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on December 22, 2008, 12:36:34 pm
The hell? You psychic? I don't think I recall expressing my approval yet, seeing as I was a bit caught up with whether or not that was you in RL holding the flash gun. Regardless, yes, I do approve.

Ahh. The huge bold "OH SHIT" threw me off.  :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on December 22, 2008, 12:42:06 pm
I got out of school the 12th. I think I win.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 22, 2008, 12:57:12 pm
I got out of school the 12th. I think I win.

5th. Now what did you said?

Forgot the 6th was Saturday.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on December 22, 2008, 12:58:58 pm
... grr... you wins.

Grr!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 22, 2008, 01:00:30 pm
But how about the day to return?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on December 22, 2008, 01:06:56 pm
But how about the day to return?
We come back from our extended holiday break on the fifth of January. You?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 22, 2008, 01:09:44 pm
February. It was going to be last week of, but I think they moved it to the start of the month.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on December 22, 2008, 01:26:09 pm
February. It was going to be last week of, but I think they moved it to the start of the month.

The real question is, when do you finish?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 22, 2008, 03:10:06 pm
February. It was going to be last week of, but I think they moved it to the start of the month.

The real question is, when do you finish?

What?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on December 22, 2008, 03:11:28 pm
You say you go back in Feb...but when do you finish in the Spring?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 22, 2008, 03:25:06 pm
You say you go back in Feb...but when do you finish in the Spring?

I don't know, I'll have to wait until I get back.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on December 22, 2008, 04:47:14 pm
I think I get back the fifth of Jan as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on December 22, 2008, 05:22:27 pm
I get back on the 20th, and no change to my schedule! :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on December 25, 2008, 12:21:16 am
January 19th, I believe.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on January 07, 2009, 08:57:56 am
Star Trek: TNG.  Finally having time to watch it from the beginning.  One of the best shows ever, if not the best. This past week I came across the episode that has given the Compendium  the :picardno...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 07, 2009, 06:22:10 pm
Which episode was that anyways?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 07, 2009, 10:29:55 pm
I'm fairly certain that he facepalmed on multiple occasions in TNG...probably from having to deal with Q...>_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 07, 2009, 10:36:04 pm
I'm fairly certain that he facepalmed on multiple occasions in TNG...probably from having to deal with Q...>_>

I know he facepalmed in that episode with the supposed Romulan spy. That Admiral was conducting an investigation on board the Enterprise.

Picard kicked her ass into next week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keZlextkcDI
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on January 08, 2009, 08:38:01 am
Yea, it was "Deja Q" from the 3rd season.  I've only seen him facepalm once thus far...still have 4 seasons to go and movies to watch but it looked just like the icon.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on January 09, 2009, 01:41:47 pm
Star Trek: TNG.  Finally having time to watch it from the beginning.  One of the best shows ever, if not the best.
I still think DS9 is better.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 10, 2009, 04:18:36 am
For science fiction war drama, DS9 is better.
For humanistic science fiction, TNG is better.

And The Motion Picture is about as pure as you can get when it comes to Roddenberry's humanism.

Still haven't watched the other movies, except for 4 one night...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on January 10, 2009, 04:32:56 am
I love Chrono Trigger.  :D Everyone else here presumably does or they wouldn't be here ;)
Quoted for truth.

I love photoshop. And school. Nothing better than painting for twenty-four hours straight!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zergplex on January 10, 2009, 11:15:09 am
For the person on the first page mentioning Gundam Series they love, I love Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.

I also love the feeling you get when you eat a nice meal, right before that moment when you realize 'I spent HOW much on this?!'.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MagilsugaM on January 11, 2009, 12:22:39 am
I love Gantz is one of the best mangas I ever read. But I hate the filler ending that the Anime had. I wonder if it will have an OVA in some time beacuse the manga is almost over.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on January 11, 2009, 11:31:30 am
I love Gantz is one of the best mangas I ever read. But I hate the filler ending that the Anime had. I wonder if it will have an OVA in some time beacuse the manga is almost over.

Well the Fullmetal Alchemist manga is getting an anime adaptation in April (despite already having an anime), so there's always hope some studio will be inspired and adapt the Gantz manga.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zergplex on January 11, 2009, 05:09:34 pm
Just finished Chrono Cross for the first time. The Time Devourer, Schala, Kid, Serge... god I love this game!

My final team was Serge, Kid, and Glenn. Got the Time Devourer to hit with a yellow tech, and then went right through the rest of the melody before it's next turn. Aahhh loved the game, now where is that New Game+ option... *grin*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 11, 2009, 09:07:41 pm
The Chrono Cross is insanely easy to do with the Stamina increasing accessories. No waiting for it to cast a Yellow Element (which I never had the patience to do, myself).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on January 12, 2009, 08:56:00 am
Star Trek: TNG.  Finally having time to watch it from the beginning.  One of the best shows ever, if not the best.
I still think DS9 is better.

Why do you think it is better?  I haven't watched it yet so I am just curious.  If I go by what Zeality said, I will have to assume TNG > DS9.  War is blah.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 12, 2009, 09:17:40 am
Yeah, I agree TNG was great. VOY was also good. ENT was interesting, but IDK about comparing it to TNG and VOY. DS9 was good in it's own right.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 12, 2009, 10:27:27 am
I didn't really like the concept of Enterprise...I like the futuristic qualities of the Star Trek series...why go backwards and show us semi-futuristic technology (who needs a tractor beam, we've got a grappling hook!...V_V)...As for DS9...I just never liked the characters...and from what I remember, they took the Wesley Crusher factor, multiplied it by two and made half of it Ferengi...wtf...plus, it's Star Trek, not Star Space Station.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 12, 2009, 12:24:00 pm
Since we're talking about Star Trek, what about the new J.J Abrams movie? I know I'm going to see it....and not like it. Based on the trailer and the Enterprise's design, it's going to hurt.  I got that irritating "Michael Bay Transformers " vibe from it. It's probably going to hurt as much as Cloverfield, which I knew I wasn't going to like as well. I really just wanted to see what the monster looked like and.... I was pretty pissed afterwards.

They should have let Shatner direct. Maybe this time Kirk can have a confrontation with the REAL God. "What does God need with a starship?"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 12, 2009, 12:31:42 pm
I still think Cloverfield was brilliant movie. So many people went in expecting a good old fashion Godzilla movie or something, in what why does this scream old fashion Godzilla. Many of them were also pissed that it did explain much, well sorry things are hectic its hard to sit down and explain every detail when spider things are chasing you. I love Cloverfield, Transformers was a fun movie but I do know what you mean there.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on January 12, 2009, 01:06:55 pm
What I liked about Cloverfield was that it was a deconstruction of monster diaster movies, and showed a realistic view of what it would be like to be an ordinary terrified human being in the middle of all the carnage. Only seeing the monster in brief glimpses was more effective and realistic, anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 12, 2009, 02:13:27 pm
All I got out of it was, "OMG! WHAT'S WHAT?! SHAKE THE CAMERA! OMG! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?! OMG! STUFF WE CAN'T SEE!" It worked in Blair Witch pretty well...which I kinda liked....but if there's a 250 ft. monster on the loose it's kinda hard to disguise it. Shaky-cam doesn't count.

I liked the fact that your face first with the carnage this monster was causing, but I thought it's menace was derailed with the dog-sized thingamajigs that made Pac-Man noises.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 12, 2009, 02:30:57 pm
Well if there is a monster you not gonna stand to get a good shot, although thats common in movies this wasn't trying to be a movie. Have you ever turned on a camera then ran with it, as fast as you can go, then watched it? It normally WAY shakier then what was shone in the movie.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 12, 2009, 02:58:34 pm
You get some good views of the monster irregardless of the shaky-cam, enough to piece it together. I figured out what the thing looked like before the big close up. Speaking of that scene, you mean to say that there's NO WAY that they didn't see it coming? I mean, the OPEN?

Another question I have is when the bridge gets taken out. Again, no one saw it coming? No panic whatsoever? No military warning that it's coming their way? It was a planned evacuation with a helicopter overhead, so no fool grabbed a bullhorn and screamed, "IT'S TRAP!" Which brings me back to my point: you can't disguise a 250 ft. monster. Not without taking certain liberties.

I dunno, you're talking to a guy who liked AVP:R over this this movie so take it with a grain of salt. Let the hate-mail...begin.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on January 13, 2009, 12:35:48 am
I love the rain in Washington. All day we had a light drizzle and a haze of fog over everything. It felt as if a soft, velvety hand was brushing my cheek. Everything was so clean and fresh. And at night when all the streetlights came on, it looked as if the world was glowing.
The fog was so thick that all the people walking by looked like shadows or ghosts, and the Christmas lights still out made everything look so surreal.
Best. Rain. Evar.

Plus, because of the flooding in some areas, the worst student in our class can't make it. No more plagiarism, hurrah!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 13, 2009, 12:38:57 am
Well if there is a monster you not gonna stand to get a good shot, although thats common in movies this wasn't trying to be a movie. Have you ever turned on a camera then ran with it, as fast as you can go, then watched it? It normally WAY shakier then what was shone in the movie.

Ah, so you're saying that there isn't even any realism in the camera work...?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 13, 2009, 01:13:55 am
No the movie isn't realistic at all IT A GIANT MONSTER! If you compare it to other movies though is very realistic.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 13, 2009, 01:17:56 am
So then you're saying that the threat of the monster never feels real then...?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 13, 2009, 01:31:56 am
https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,67/

I'll tell you what else I love....that statue.  PRE-ORDERED BABY!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 13, 2009, 02:09:46 am
I've seen that before and neat as it is, I think I'd prefer the Zero Suit Samus...or a classic Varia Suit Samus...Fusion Suit would be pretty cool too, really...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 13, 2009, 02:11:33 am
I have the Zero Suit statue with the light up base pre-ordered as well. I already have the Varia suit and lemme tell you, it's pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on January 13, 2009, 09:57:08 pm
I LOVE when my Noles win a bball game.  And I love performing comedy.  Wish me luck in my LA debut!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 04:03:49 pm
I love my journalism teacher.

Why?

She assigned to us an assignment involving a microphone. Yay, microphones!

Now, to just figure out how to work them...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 14, 2009, 09:55:30 pm
I love my journalism teacher.

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/V_Translanka/Pedro-IsSheHawt.jpg)

It had to be asked.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 14, 2009, 10:01:35 pm
Actually, no. Pretty sure the only hot teacher I've ever had was Butterfield, the chemistry teacher. As a plus, I think she's still single!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 14, 2009, 11:55:01 pm
(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/V_Translanka/Pedro-IsSheHawt.jpg)

Is that... you, Trans?  :? <(???)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 12:03:19 am
wtf, no...go watch Napoleon Dynamite.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on January 15, 2009, 12:16:42 am
wtf, no...go watch Napoleon Dynamite.

I actually made a pact with a friend to never ever ever see it.  It ruined Canned Heat for me.  I cannot watch it as a result.  Plus, if I see Jon Heder on the street I'd consider going to jail for beating the shit out of him, but Blades of Glory was great.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 12:24:58 am
Yea, that was one of the worst movies have ever seen.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 12:27:42 am
Wish I could, but I can't. :(
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 01:21:13 am
I got to see Napoleon Dynamite in the theaters a couple times. The dancing scene just isn't the same on a television.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 08:24:19 am
Quote from: Phoenix Wrong: Neo For All 1
Judge: Well, that simplifies matters...

N O T   G U I L T Y

*Edgey-OBJECTION!* (http://www.court-records.net/sounds/Edgeworth - (English) objection.mp3)

Edgeworth: Fuck you.

Best. Phoenix Wrong scene. EVAR!!!
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 15, 2009, 01:23:52 pm
Taken looks to be an awesome movie. I can't wait to see it.
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Post by: KebreI on January 15, 2009, 02:08:32 pm
Trust me it's really bad.
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 03:15:56 pm
Why does everyone hate Napolean Dynamite? I thought it was great.
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 15, 2009, 04:09:24 pm
Why does everyone hate Napolean Dynamite? I thought it was great.

I hate movies without plots. I also hate shows without plots, like Seinfeld.

Trust me it's really bad.

Now are you talking about Taken? Because if so, why? Without any spoilers please.
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Post by: placidchap on January 15, 2009, 04:16:22 pm
Seinfeld wasn't that bad.  I still enjoy it.  Nice to have a "realistic" show that doesn't have some over the top plot.
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Post by: ZeaLitY on January 15, 2009, 04:24:10 pm
I liked Napoleon Dynamite as long as the ending wedding scene is included. I was screaming at the movie at times for not getting even more surreal; it seems like their kept reining in the absurdity. My biggest laughs were when his brother backed over the Tupperware, said "aw man" and drove off, and when Pedro's brothers looked at the bully about to steal the bike and shook their heads.
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Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 04:31:13 pm
Never seen Napoleon Dynamite. Don't think I want to, though. Seinfeld is okay, once in a while.

You know what I love?

Criminal Minds.

How can you NOT love a bunch of FBI agents running around and messing with people's heads, especially when one of them is Matthew Grubler? Of all the characters, Reid is the best. I mean, come on! He's a girly little nerd man who has photographic memory! (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/photos/uncategorized/spencer.jpg) We love the Reid!
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 15, 2009, 04:41:45 pm
You know what I love?

Criminal Minds.

How can you NOT love a bunch of FBI agents running around and messing with people's heads, especially when one of them is Matthew Grubler? Of all the characters, Reid is the best. I mean, come on! He's a girly little nerd man who has photographic memory! (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/photos/uncategorized/spencer.jpg) We love the Reid!

Oh god, last nights was sick.
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Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 04:58:40 pm
I haven't seen it yet. We record them to watch together. There's one where Reid is being held hostage or something like that and the guy (a crazy schizophrenic) kicks him. Reid then makes the most pathetic sounding wounded puppy dog sound ever recorded!

You don't kick the Reid! He's like a girly little puppy dog!
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Post by: justin3009 on January 15, 2009, 05:38:07 pm
Napolean Dynamite bored me to no end.  I actually fell asleep during the movie it was so horribly boring and not comedic.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:05:19 pm
Criminal minds is a good show. I especially liked the one where the ex-government agent held a whole train car hostage, one of the people being a main character.
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Post by: teaflower on January 15, 2009, 06:12:04 pm
Prentiss is okay, but I miss Gideon. You see, I'm just a little obsessed with his actor. He did Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride and we lovers the Inigo.

Anyway.

Hotchner is pretty cool, as is Garcia.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 15, 2009, 06:53:32 pm
Ah! Gideon! I was trying to come up with his name. Thanks, Tea! :D
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 15, 2009, 09:15:42 pm
Why does everyone hate Napolean Dynamite? I thought it was great.

I hate movies without plots. I also hate shows without plots, like Seinfeld.

Napolean Dynamite had a plot. Gawky teenager helps awkward illegal immigrant student become class president, with a dash of get rich quick shenanigans of relatives.
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Post by: V_Translanka on January 15, 2009, 09:45:12 pm
Why does everyone hate Napolean Dynamite? I thought it was great.

It was basically a comedic character study film. So if you didn't like the characters, you didn't like the movie.
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Post by: Shee on January 15, 2009, 09:50:06 pm
Seinfeld was hilarious and revolutionary.  how many others have tried the "show about everyday life" and failed?  Tons!  We're not interested in that shit.  That's what made Seinfeld so special.  A show about nothing and we (the general we, not a literal one) loved it.  It was very well written and acted in my opinion.  As I've stated before, and WILL state again I'm sure, The Wire is the best show I've ever seen.  Ever.  Ever.  Countless memorable characters, surprising twists, and heartbreak.  Race, class, education, politics, media.  And when it does get humurous (thank you, Clay Davis), it's usually damn hilarious.
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Post by: Zergplex on January 15, 2009, 10:20:49 pm
Why does everyone hate Napolean Dynamite? I thought it was great.

It was basically a comedic character study film. So if you didn't like the characters, you didn't like the movie.

That was definitely the reason I did not care for it, I just did not like the main character. At all.
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Post by: Sigma Head on January 16, 2009, 02:09:25 am
As a toy collector, I love the hell out of Hot Toys. They have a high price point, but good lord the detail is sick. I was just checking my pre-orders and I found that they doing Don Corleone (Marlon Brando.) Definitely just worth looking at. I have all of their AvP:R figures and some others as well.

http://www.hottoys.com.hk/

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Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 10:41:57 pm
This peanut butter mixed with dark chocolate product. Damn is it ever good.
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 16, 2009, 11:12:34 pm
A nineteen year old girl is interested in me.

I am fifteen.

Do I pursue? I've crushed over this girl for three years. However, it's illegal. She's a really close friend of mine, as well, and a mentor when it comes to the artistic side of my life as well as someone I can talk to.

Either way, I love this whole situation. I never thought something this awesome could happen to me.
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Post by: placidchap on January 16, 2009, 11:17:58 pm
What do you mean by interested and how do you know she is?
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Post by: HyperNerd on January 16, 2009, 11:35:54 pm
I Love The Compendium!!!!
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 16, 2009, 11:45:36 pm
What do you mean by interested and how do you know she is?

"You've really blossomed into a handsome young man"

"You're more intelligent than all of the guys my age"

"I can't believe you don't have a girlfriend."

"If I were just a few years younger, I'd be all over you in a second."


She's said all of these.
 
She also invited me over to her place tomorrow to pretty much chill all day. It'll be the first time we've ever hung out alone for an extended period of time.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 16, 2009, 11:47:42 pm
Just avoid the bed until you're eighteen, then go for it.

Fuck, man, I'd kill for your shoes. I prefer older girls, but I am willing to take a younger girl if I like her enough.
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Post by: V_Translanka on January 17, 2009, 01:26:49 am
What do you mean by interested and how do you know she is?

"You've really blossomed into a handsome young man"

"You're more intelligent than all of the guys my age"

"I can't believe you don't have a girlfriend."

"If I were just a few years younger, I'd be all over you in a second."


She's said all of these.
 
She also invited me over to her place tomorrow to pretty much chill all day. It'll be the first time we've ever hung out alone for an extended period of time.

Yeah, those sound like the sayings of a girl ("WOMAN" as you put it in your IM) who's interested, but perhaps waiting...I say stay on the ball, but don't make any sudden/drastic moves.
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Post by: placidchap on January 18, 2009, 01:48:51 am
Usenet!
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 18, 2009, 02:39:17 am
I FINALLY BEAT CHRONO TRIGGER FOR THE FIRST TIME!

FINALLY!
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Post by: HyperNerd on January 18, 2009, 02:40:40 am
... Really? Are you kidding? I hope to god you are... If not, congrats!!!!
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Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 18, 2009, 02:45:24 am
Congratulations.

Was it the SNES or DS version?
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 18, 2009, 07:49:48 am
I could never beat Lavos' final form.

And now i finally did it.

This was on the DS.
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Post by: V_Translanka on January 18, 2009, 08:06:12 am
Who'd you end up using?
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 18, 2009, 11:47:34 am
Y'know what your next challenge is, Nightmare?

Either Lost Sanctum or Dimensional Vortex. Lost Sanctum, despite the pointless quests, is worth it becasue of all the kickass equipment you get as rewards.

I try to beat Lost Sanctum between the Blackbird and the Fated Hour Sidequests (sometimes I do Death Peak then L.S. other times I do L.S. then Death Peak). After the Fated Hour Sidequests (Black Omen doesn't count), I do what DVs I haven't already done (Antiquity is done between the Ocean Palace and the Blackbird), raid the Black Omen, (since I've been doing the Extra Endings, Lavos 1 has already been beaten) and take on the Dream Devourer.

At least, that's how I've planned this run I'm on. I'm at Death Peak just before the first Lavos Spawn (I tried to beat the Present Dimensional Vortex without Crono but couldn't fight the Steel Shade, though I did pwn Dalton) and it'll soon be go time.
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 18, 2009, 05:38:08 pm
Who'd you end up using?

Crono, Lucca and Frog.

Knocked out the left bit, then I spammed their triple tech.

Y'know what your next challenge is, Nightmare?

Either Lost Sanctum or Dimensional Vortex. Lost Sanctum, despite the pointless quests, is worth it becasue of all the kickass equipment you get as rewards.

I try to beat Lost Sanctum between the Blackbird and the Fated Hour Sidequests (sometimes I do Death Peak then L.S. other times I do L.S. then Death Peak). After the Fated Hour Sidequests (Black Omen doesn't count), I do what DVs I haven't already done (Antiquity is done between the Ocean Palace and the Blackbird), raid the Black Omen, (since I've been doing the Extra Endings, Lavos 1 has already been beaten) and take on the Dream Devourer.

At least, that's how I've planned this run I'm on. I'm at Death Peak just before the first Lavos Spawn (I tried to beat the Present Dimensional Vortex without Crono but couldn't fight the Steel Shade, though I did pwn Dalton) and it'll soon be go time.

I finished Lost Sanctum after I revived Crono. Boy I hated that shit.

You need to climb up the mountain, warp down, climb up, climb down, climb back up again, warp down for no reason, climb back up.

:nou
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Post by: teaflower on January 18, 2009, 05:41:26 pm
Congrats, man! I hope you enjoyed beating the game. Now, for me to get the game.
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 19, 2009, 02:55:17 pm
UPDATE:

So I went an hung out with her (we'll call her Jessica for the time being) Saturday, and we had a really good time. Saw a movie, walked around the mall for awhile, then went back to her place and just hung out for hours on end. But the entire time, I could sense this new kind of bond going on between us. When we'd talk, sometimes our eyes would meet and we would just be silent for almost a minute or more. At the end of the day, I was about to ask something, though I honestly have no idea what words I could put it into, but she cut me off and just said "I don't know... I just don't know." And smiled at me. Then I had to go, haven't talked to her since then.

This is bad, but fantastic at the same time. Legally, this is highly dangerous, but I haven't had these kind of feelings toward someone in a really long time.


On anoter note, I got my laptop back from the shop! Oh Firefox, how I've missed you!.
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 19, 2009, 03:37:52 pm
Do I pursue? I've crushed over this girl for three years. However, it's illegal. She's a really close friend of mine, as well, and a mentor when it comes to the artistic side of my life as well as someone I can talk to.

Cops may overlook this considering that you(male) are the younger one :wink:

 :picardno That was bad, I'm sorry.

I don't think it'll work out, sorry my opinion. Women usually short out on someone who they have to do everything for. (Drive, pay for etc.)

You might be able to overlook everything but the driving part, but that's the most important one.

One of the most important things in a relationship is sharing the driving load. It's good to split the weight around considering fluctuating gas prices.

A good example is Alice and I. Alice doesn't mind taking me out to breakfast once in a while, as long as it's on her way to work. And I don't mind returning the favor by taking her to dinner.

Since you are 15, you don't have much of a choice in sharing that load.

My advice? Stay friends until you are of legal age.
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Post by: RedPanda on January 20, 2009, 08:06:14 pm
I looove fine dining.
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 21, 2009, 05:43:37 pm
I just Chrono Trigger again, in <20 minutes.

:D
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 21, 2009, 06:28:40 pm
I love the fact I get to do another run through Chrono Trigger to get that one Ending I missed.
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 21, 2009, 06:40:37 pm
Beat CTDS today, goin' for the Dimensional Vortex later tonight.

I absolutel love how ridiculously easy the game gets once you hit level 50.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 21, 2009, 07:27:28 pm
Already did the Lost Sanctum, or is that after the DVs?
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Post by: Phillies64 on January 22, 2009, 01:26:37 pm
I love Mario Kart...especially with drinking rules.

I love Bill Willingham's Fables. Especially when Mark Buckingham is doing the art.

I love Chrono Trigger and my DS.

I love LaBatt Blue.
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Post by: Shee on January 22, 2009, 09:56:31 pm
I FUCKING LOVE MY CLASSES!!!!

...yea!  :D

"Embarassment is easy to get past but regret lives with you forever!"
-one of my teachers keeps sayin' it.
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 23, 2009, 06:56:48 pm
Okay, so...

Jessica and I kissed today.

WinRAR?
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Post by: KebreI on January 23, 2009, 07:39:12 pm
Okay, so...

Jessica and I kissed today.

WinRAR?

...what the hell?
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 23, 2009, 07:40:22 pm
Okay, so...

Jessica and I kissed today.

WinRAR?

...what the hell?

We've been talking about this for a while now, Keb. She's the older girl I've been referring to.
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Post by: KebreI on January 23, 2009, 07:41:02 pm
So you compressed her?
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Post by: x_XTacTX_x on January 23, 2009, 07:42:53 pm
"WinRAR" is Chanspeak for Awesome, cool, etc. It sounds like "Winner"
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Post by: KebreI on January 23, 2009, 07:46:02 pm
Huh learn summin' new every day.
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Post by: Sigma Head on January 23, 2009, 11:42:07 pm
I love my crappy Cobra Kai T-Shirt.

Cobra Kai Never Dies.
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Post by: idioticidioms on January 23, 2009, 11:56:53 pm
wow.... I am impressed by your nerdiness, TacT, to be able to use winRAR like that... wow

I love cheese.
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Post by: HyperNerd on January 23, 2009, 11:58:26 pm
You and me both.
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Post by: V_Translanka on January 24, 2009, 03:41:52 am
Huh learn summin' new every day.

Where's my unlearning machine when I needs it? V_V
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Post by: idioticidioms on January 24, 2009, 04:31:35 am
it's times like these you wish your brain was more like a computer and had a recycle bin you could send stuff to and permanently delete, huh.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 24, 2009, 12:24:59 pm
Jessica and I kissed today.

Congrats, Tact!
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Post by: KebreI on January 25, 2009, 05:20:01 am
I love Settlers of Catan! That game can turn people in to ugly violent little monsters.
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Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 25, 2009, 02:35:32 pm
It's a lot of fun though, particularly with friends who don't take board games too seriously.
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Post by: Delta Dragon on January 26, 2009, 05:29:59 pm
I'm finally getting Phoenix Wright Trials and tribulations.  So happy.   :D
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Post by: V_Translanka on January 26, 2009, 05:34:48 pm
I'm finally getting Phoenix Wright Trials and tribulations.  So happy.   :D

I'm on the 3rd case! It's pretty great (the avy of Phoenix I have in rotation is from the 2nd case!)...The only thing I've noticed gameplay-wise that's even remotely different from the last one is that failing to use the right evidence/profile during Psyche Locks (*groan* they didn't do away with it like I wanted! V_V) takes off less from your little bar...
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Post by: teaflower on January 26, 2009, 05:38:20 pm
When my sis let me play her first game, I loved it. It's an awesome series and I love shouting, "OBJECTION!" at the DS. I really wish I could buy the system and the games. No spoiling me, please!
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Post by: Romana on January 26, 2009, 06:14:17 pm
I'm finally getting Phoenix Wright Trials and tribulations.  So happy.   :D

I love the third game. What more can I say? It's Ace Attorney at its best.
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Post by: Delta Dragon on January 26, 2009, 10:17:46 pm
I'm finally getting Phoenix Wright Trials and tribulations.  So happy.   :D

I'm on the 3rd case! It's pretty great (the avy of Phoenix I have in rotation is from the 2nd case!)...The only thing I've noticed gameplay-wise that's even remotely different from the last one is that failing to use the right evidence/profile during Psyche Locks (*groan* they didn't do away with it like I wanted! V_V) takes off less from your little bar...
Second case or second game?  The one with the judge appears twice in Justice for all.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 26, 2009, 10:51:58 pm
Where does it appear the second time in JFA? I know it's in the opening of Case 1, but it's nowhere else.
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Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 12:04:16 am
Mr. Chopstick's restaurant in Denton, TX. Greatest asian food restaurant ever. Ever. In the history of asians or food.
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 12:07:56 am
Just remembered.

Last Tuesday, in my Third Period Exam, I put a RickRoll in the presentation I made for the class. When the whole class got RickRolled, serious 1u1z ensued. I mean, some of the assholes in the class were laughing, and a few surprised me with their knowledge of the RickRoll.
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Post by: Delta Dragon on January 27, 2009, 12:22:01 am
Where does it appear the second time in JFA? I know it's in the opening of Case 1, but it's nowhere else.
Chapter 4 JFA.  I don't know the exact spot but it's in that chapter.
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 27, 2009, 02:12:20 am
In six days, California will run out of money.

:D
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 02:19:14 am
Question, Nightmare. How is that good?
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Post by: KebreI on January 27, 2009, 02:21:30 am
Its a much needed slap in the face for a lot of people. I have been born and raised poor so I am really not in that bad of a situation myself though.
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Post by: FouCapitan on January 27, 2009, 02:22:40 am
Its a much needed slap in the face for a lot of people.
Replace the word people with 'political groups' and you make a lot of sense there.
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Post by: nightmare975 on January 27, 2009, 02:39:14 am
Question, Nightmare. How is that good?

California deserves it.

I actually want to see this state go bankrupt.
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Post by: Shee on January 27, 2009, 03:44:27 am
Question, Nightmare. How is that good?

California deserves it.

I actually want to see this state go bankrupt.

I gotta admit I don't want to see that happen.  I just moved out here.
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Post by: HyperNerd on January 27, 2009, 11:12:34 am
 :(... Shit. I live in California. I hate it. I want to move to Japan.
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Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 11:49:35 am
it is always the vice of people, no matter the location, to hate their surroundings. But moving doesn't help that. Sure, at first you love it because it's new and exciting, but once you get used to it, you'll want to be somewhere else. Until you're able to love life in it's entirety, you won't be able to live anywhere without having that happen.
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Post by: HyperNerd on January 27, 2009, 11:57:56 am
No, I meant I hate the govener. I should have been more specific. I love the city, it's awesome. Except for the Retarded Big-ass SUV's everywhere.
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Post by: Sigma Head on January 27, 2009, 01:08:07 pm
Argh. Big ass SUV's. I got hit by one while waiting to pick up my brother from school one night. She said she didn't feel anything when she hit my car. BULLS^&! I said. You have that huge ass tank, so it's no wonder why you didn't feel anything.

"Sir, my vehicle is NOT huge."

I laughed in her face SO hard. I spent a good deal of time afterwards calling her a soccer mom.

In other news, I'm glad that Uwe Boll is getting am achievement award for Worst Career. God bless the Razzies.
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Post by: V_Translanka on January 27, 2009, 01:54:36 pm
Yeah, I meant the coffee one, not the nightmare one.
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Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 27, 2009, 03:07:37 pm
You have that huge ass tank, so it's no wonder why you didn't feel anything.

The point of the urban SUV is to insulate the driver from the driving experience. It's despicable on principle, and in practice.

If you need a truck, get a truck. If not, don't. But let's dispense with the fiction that they are acceptable on road commuter cars for as much as half of a city's population.

On topic: I love sporty cars and curvy roads. Beyond the other issues with trucks, they just aren't as much fun to drive. And driving can be plenty of fun with the right vehicle and the right road conditions.
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Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 03:19:40 pm
I love porn. Keeps me happy AND busy.
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Post by: Phillies64 on January 27, 2009, 03:30:31 pm
I love porn. Keeps me happy AND busy.

Not to totally derail the topic, but are Porn magazines dead? I don't really see the purpose of them...what with the internet and all. Back in my youth finding one of these was like finding the holy grail. Now all it takes is a nice search engine...you kids these days have it easy!
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Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 03:35:17 pm
I love porn. Keeps me happy AND busy.

I laughed so damn hard when I read that. I only laugh harder than that when I successfully get RickRolled, which was only twice out of the four times I found one.
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Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 03:45:09 pm
as far as I know, the magazines are dead. I mean, they still sell them, but like you said, with internet and the such, what's the point?

Well, not everyone is computer literate enough to find the free websites for one, for two, the magazines and movies are still cheaper than actually signing up for any of the pay to view porn websites, so they do have a decent base of buyers. And for kids, they still are a holy grail when they find one, lol.
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Post by: Delta Dragon on January 27, 2009, 04:17:53 pm
Yeah, I meant the coffee one, not the nightmare one.
I don't think I saw that picture as your avatar but I have a feeling I know what you're talking about.
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Post by: teaflower on January 27, 2009, 05:59:56 pm
I love the Worcester police.

My dad used to keep guns in his house, right? They showed up and took them away. Although this was only after a couple of handguns disappeared, they're gone. I'm sad he's depressed, but now I feel better being with him.

Now, if only he would understand that when my sister, my mom, and I come upstairs, we don't need to see his naked lady calenders and stashes of porn...
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Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 06:16:30 pm
see? that is why guys need a 'man room' to put all that stuff in. Then we can sanction who can come in and nobody will be able to complain because it's the man room.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 27, 2009, 06:19:26 pm
He does need a 'man room', but his apartment is itsy bitsy. He could keep it in his bedroom, but then he couldn't touch himself while he played WoW!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zergplex on January 27, 2009, 06:24:44 pm
it is always the vice of people, no matter the location, to hate their surroundings. But moving doesn't help that. Sure, at first you love it because it's new and exciting, but once you get used to it, you'll want to be somewhere else. Until you're able to love life in it's entirety, you won't be able to live anywhere without having that happen.

I know it's long past this post, but I can honestly say I love where I live and always have. Though apparently I'm the only one who feels that way since basically everyone I know has wanted to move for years lol.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 06:27:22 pm
well, there are exceptions to every rule, and I was generalizing, which I try to catch myself before hand on so I can say most people instead of including everyone. I'm perfectly happy where I am, as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 27, 2009, 06:34:55 pm
The point of the urban SUV is to insulate the driver from the driving experience. It's despicable on principle, and in practice.

If you need a truck, get a truck. If not, don't. But let's dispense with the fiction that they are acceptable on road commuter cars for as much as half of a city's population.
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Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 06:38:38 pm
That you, Siggy, or a random Thumbs-Up pic from 73H i|\|73R|\|37$ maybe?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 27, 2009, 06:42:28 pm
I love porn. Keeps me happy AND busy.

Not to totally derail the topic, but are Porn magazines dead? I don't really see the purpose of them...what with the internet and all. Back in my youth finding one of these was like finding the holy grail. Now all it takes is a nice search engine...you kids these days have it easy!

I'm pretty sure I heard that Playboy (stock?) was losing money or something...

Yeah, I meant the coffee one, not the nightmare one.
I don't think I saw that picture as your avatar but I have a feeling I know what you're talking about.

aka Godot #102

I also love my Akira avy...^_^
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 27, 2009, 07:01:18 pm
That you, Siggy, or a random Thumbs-Up pic from 73H i|\|73R|\|37$ maybe?

NO. Thank god. I am NOT Uwe Boll.

Besides, the picture I posted ages ago with the lightsaber was me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 07:02:37 pm
Oh crap, forgot about that. Can you quote that pic? I can't find it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 07:25:41 pm
It will be a sad, sad day when Hugh Heffner dies. My girlfriend was looking at a Playboy magazine I have the other day, and she asks me this question:

"Why do guys think it's hot when girls degrade themselves like this? The world is not a better place because of porn."

To which I responded:

"The world is a pretty shitty place already. The fact that there are chicks that are willing and able to get naked for the enjoyment of men everywhere makes me think that that makes the world a slightly better place to live in. Because it makes people happy, you know. I mean hell, for all you know there could be a guy out there right now that is thinking about going to his work and shooting up everybody. But then he looks up some porn on the internet, gets his jollies off, and changes his mind. Porn saves lives. I'm sure it's not the first time either. The world is most definitely a better place because of porn."

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 07:37:54 pm
....I don't get what she means by degrading ones self in that manner. I'm sure that a lot of the girls who sign up to be a part of those magazines and movies have no sense of degradation. They're enjoying themselves and having fun and getting some. To sit there and think that all people have the same mind frame is ignorant. Not to diss on your girl at all, mate. I'm sure she is quite the brilliant person, so please do not confuse me saying she's ignorant with me saying she's stupid. They are two very different words.

Mostly, I find that when people put other people down they secretly wish that they themselves had the courage to do something similar.

Not saying there aren't girls in the business who don't think highly enough of themselves. After all,

"it takes a lot of drunk daddies missing a lot of dance recitals before you decide to blow a goat on the internet for 50 dollars, and if that disappears, where does it leave me on a friday night with my high speed connection?" - Lazyboy, Underwear Goes Inside the Pants
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on January 27, 2009, 08:07:30 pm
As requested.

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Lightsabers.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 08:10:17 pm
Ah, right, the missing glasses should have given it away. My bad, Siggy.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 08:10:27 pm
....I don't get what she means by degrading ones self in that manner. I'm sure that a lot of the girls who sign up to be a part of those magazines and movies have no sense of degradation. They're enjoying themselves and having fun and getting some. To sit there and think that all people have the same mind frame is ignorant. Not to diss on your girl at all, mate. I'm sure she is quite the brilliant person, so please do not confuse me saying she's ignorant with me saying she's stupid. They are two very different words.

Mostly, I find that when people put other people down they secretly wish that they themselves had the courage to do something similar.

No offense taken, because I agree with you. She's very woman empoweringy or whatever. I say, what's more empowering than being beautiful and having millions of guys fantasize about you all the time? All the while you are taking their money. Same goes for strippers. A friend of mine from high school is a stripper now. She spends all her money on coke though. Probably so she can stay up all night stripping. To get more money to spend on coke I'm sure. It's a vicious cycle. But at least she's hot.

I secretly think my gf's main problem with it is that she doesn't like me looking at it and jerking it to hot porn chicks. To which I would respond "would you rather me just cheat on you in real life?". But that would probably get me slapped.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on January 27, 2009, 08:11:52 pm
C.S. Lewis discussed this in the first chapter of Mere Christianity.  Not anything related to religion (so much), but he discusses the varying vantage point on morality and the expectations that we have as humans.  What one may view as one's vice may in fact, to another, be a form of salvation.  Plus, we all have these false, pretentious, and hypocritical "inner-man" forms of self-proclaimed morality.

The example he used was, "Country A makes a treaty with Country B.  Country B then breaks the treaty after some time, saying that the treaty was unfair.  Country A and Country B then make a new treaty, only for Country A to break the treaty claiming it as unfair.  Despite the fact that Country B had already done the exact same thing, they immediately get pissed because the "fair" treaty was broken."  It's all relative.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 08:15:17 pm
I secretly think my gf's main problem with it is that she doesn't like me looking at it and jerking it to hot porn chicks. To which I would respond "would you rather me just cheat on you in real life?". But that would probably get me slapped.

You could take the probably out of there and it would still remain a true statement.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 08:18:17 pm
I think the difference in the moral perspective that a lot of women have a problem with is that they think a woman shouldn't have to be thought of as solely a sexual object. I agree, so our moral perspectives do not differ much. But I would say, women are very sexual objects. They are the sexual object. Exploiting that fact is just exploiting truth. Doesn't one of Hugh Heffners' personal babes on that show The Girls Next Door have two masters degrees or something? She's obviously intelligent. But she's also hot. Exploit both while you can I say.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 08:26:47 pm
What about the women that don't care that they're thought of as sex objects? I mean, it goes both way with women idolizing men in much the same way. Except, you don't really get much protest from the guys about it. We're easy and we know it. Women just like to pretend that sex isn't an important factor in peoples lives. Love, not lust. great sentiment and one I agree with, but that's not going to stop me from picking up the one night stand when it comes along.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 08:39:31 pm
Yes, exactly. I think the people who take a feminist perspective like that say "well those girls that like being exploited have been corrupted by views of our male-dominated society". To which I say - "b-b-b-bullshit".
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 27, 2009, 08:40:48 pm
Personally, I think girls showing off their parts in porn is okay. So long as they aren't forced into it. I wouldn't do it, but that's just me. Although I do hear it's good money...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 27, 2009, 09:46:40 pm
But then he looks up some porn on the internet, gets his jollies off, and changes his mind. Porn saves lives. I'm sure it's not the first time either. The world is most definitely a better place because of porn."
I really wouldn't give the credit to porn, it could have been anything. Maybe he was going to go postal due to porn and his lack social skills. I not disagreeing with the stance completely but I think that was a poor example to give your wife.

No offense taken, because I agree with you. She's very woman empoweringy or whatever. I say, what's more empowering than being beautiful and having millions of guys fantasize about you all the time? All the while you are taking their money. Same goes for strippers.
I could name many things I find more empowering, you may disagree though just as your wife did. The idea she said was that the set of morals she, and many others, follow isn't the same as one who is a model or stripper. You on the other hand do understand and embrace the concept as do many more people. So once again you were talking past her, accepting your POV but defending it, as if it was some truth when it was just that a POV.


I secretly think my gf's main problem with it is that she doesn't like me looking at it and jerking it to hot porn chicks. To which I would respond "would you rather me just cheat on you in real life?". But that would probably get me slapped.
Is that a problem? I myself would consider that completely normal. You two are bound in love emotionally and physically. She is yours and your hers not some strangers.


Exploiting that fact is just exploiting truth.
4/5 doctors would agree. Exploiting the truth and manipulating it are just a hairs breath away and that line is crossed all to often. Remember the curse of being intelligent is the ability to justify anything.

What about the women that don't care that they're thought of as sex objects? I mean, it goes both way with women idolizing men in much the same way. Except, you don't really get much protest from the guys about it. We're easy and we know it. Women just like to pretend that sex isn't an important factor in peoples lives. Love, not lust. great sentiment and one I agree with, but that's not going to stop me from picking up the one night stand when it comes along.
That's just a whole post of generality's.

Yes, exactly. I think the people who take a feminist perspective like that say "well those girls that like being exploited have been corrupted by views of our male-dominated society". To which I say - "b-b-b-bullshit".
Once again I do still agree with your core idea.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 10:02:13 pm

I really wouldn't give the credit to porn, it could have been anything. Maybe he was going to go postal due and his lack social skills. I not disagreeing with the stance completely but I think that was a poor example to give your wife.

Haha, that was just a humorous counter-argument that I made. I wasn't serious about it. If I really wanted to present a serious argument about the benefits of porn to her, I would say that it is healthy because it helps relieve stress, and go find any number of studies that I'm sure have looked into and demonstrated that.

Is that a problem? I myself would consider that completely normal. You two are bound in love emotionally and physically. She is yours and your hers not some strangers.

No, I'm actually kind of glad she thinks that way, perhaps "problem" was a bad choice of words. If she didn't think that way, then I would wonder about things. But the fact remains that there is no way I would get emotionally attached to some porn chick. 2/3 of all women masturbate regularly. Most of them probably due it accompanied with some mental fantasy. For men, what's the difference between a mental fantasy and a visual one in the form of porn? After all, we have less imagination  :D.

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 10:16:24 pm
when am I not generalizing? There are exceptions to every rule.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 27, 2009, 10:17:53 pm
No, I'm actually kind of glad she thinks that way, perhaps "problem" was a bad choice of words. If she didn't think that way, then I would wonder about things. But the fact remains that there is no way I would get emotionally attached to some porn chick. 2/3 of all women masturbate regularly. Most of them probably due it accompanied with some mental fantasy. For men, what's the difference between a mental fantasy and a visual one in the form of porn? After all, we have less imagination  :D.

I think you need to look more towards the rest of what I originally quoted
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is that she doesn't like me looking at it and jerking it to hot porn chicks. To which I would respond "would you rather me just cheat on you in real life?"

The fact that you have repetitively place the hungers for the flesh so high. To you it seems above everything else, you make me wonder: If given the chance, would this person fuck around with another woman if there would be no repercussion? To that I really don't care if you did or would, but I certainly feel for you wife. If your internet persona is an accurate portrayal of your real one, a say you sir have a disgusting lack of self control.




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I would also like to say that chrono eric just seems to thrive in these kind of topics  :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 27, 2009, 10:22:44 pm
The fact that you have repetitively place the hungers for the flesh so high. To you it seems above everything else, you make me wonder: If given the chance, would this person fuck around with another woman if there would be no repercussion? To that I really don't care if you did or would, but I certainly feel for you wife. If your internet persona is an accurate portrayal of your real one, a say you sir have a disgusting lack of self control.

 :roll: It was obviously a joke. Taken out of context as you have taken it, one doesn't see that I was originally talking about the moral difference between "cheating" on her by fantasizing about another woman and literally doing it. The quote was not meant to imply that I would actually do it in the absense of porn, but that there is a difference between fantasizing about other women and partaking in a real-life sexual event with another woman. The former is not so bad for relationships, the latter is. That is the point I was trying to make, which you seem to hugely have missed and misinterpreted. Which isn't surprising, but is mildly irritating.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 27, 2009, 10:32:36 pm
when am I not generalizing? There are exceptions to every rule.
The if you accept the generality going one way in a discusion the ignore them the other way your flawed. In that post you mention that men are fine with being sex symbols, were easy, women pretend sex isn't important. Yet if know that there are exeptions though some men are not fine with sex, we are not all easy, sex is very important to some woman but if you accept that then you defending the point you agaisnt. A giant circle of nothing.

You can not say men or woman unless its an actual difference, like chemicals or anatomy, or else you stance will crumble pretty damn fast.



:roll: It was obviously a joke. Taken out of context as you have taken it, one doesn't see that I was originally talking about the moral difference between "cheating" on her by fantasizing about another woman and literally doing it. The quote was not meant to imply that I would actually do it in the absense of porn, but that there is a difference between fantasizing about other women and partaking in a real-life sexual event with another woman. The former is not so bad for relationships, the latter is. That is the point I was trying to make, which you seem to hugely have missed and misinterpreted. Which isn't surprising, but is mildly irritating.
I'll go back to the first thing I said and state it a bit more bluntly," we're arguing over personal lifestyle choices". I think that fantasizing about other women and partaking in a real-life sexual event with another woman are both unhealthy choices in a relationship.




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Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 10:44:55 pm
you know, I would take you a lot more seriously if you could post without making a typing mistake every other word. As it is, you're saying that I'm defending the point that I'm arguing. No, I'm not. You're forgetting that the majority rules. if the majority of the people in the world found something to be cool, then it would be cool, thus making it fact. Doesn't matter what the minority says because they're outnumbered. It doesn't make it right, but that is the way it is. My argument is completely allowable within that context. I can say most men or most women, but the simple fact is that it slips my mind.

Oh, and you can love someone and still remain somewhat not physically attracted to them, rendering your argument null and void. For example: you're dating someone who is not very physically appealing, but you're in love with them because of their personality and the way they make you feel. Sex would not be the best it should be at that point because of it, but you love them enough not to cheat on them. Therefore you would fill in the blank by fantasizing about hotter women while still remaining faithful.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on January 27, 2009, 10:47:14 pm
MILK

The best drink on the planet.  Surpassing the #2 drink (Ale) by a longshot.  Milk goes with any meal, and makes tons of good shit.  Yogurt, cheese, ice cream?  Yeah, all thanks to the godlike liquid known as MILK.

If you're lactose intolerant, I pity you.  You're missing out on one of life's greatest joys.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 27, 2009, 10:49:02 pm
THANK YOU. my sentiments exactly. same with peanut butter. I feel sorry for the peanut intolerant.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on January 27, 2009, 10:59:55 pm
I like cheese. And Dr. Pepper.  Scratch that, I LOVE Cheese and Dr. Pepper. And I still love the Compendium.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 27, 2009, 11:00:36 pm
Yes, I have always had trouble the language arts. I am not dyslexic, I don't have a learning disability I am just bad at it I do wish to improve. As for the rest different trains of thought I guess.


MILK

The best drink on the planet.  Surpassing the #2 drink (Ale) by a longshot.  Milk goes with any meal, and makes tons of good shit.  Yogurt, cheese, ice cream?  Yeah, all thanks to the godlike liquid known as MILK.

If you're lactose intolerant, I pity you.  You're missing out on one of life's greatest joys.

I am particular found of a cookie and ice cream hybrid.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 27, 2009, 11:11:25 pm
Oreos give me an excuse to have a glass of milk. :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on January 28, 2009, 10:37:11 am
MILK

The best drink on the planet.  Surpassing the #2 drink (Ale) by a longshot.  Milk goes with any meal, and makes tons of good shit.  Yogurt, cheese, ice cream?  Yeah, all thanks to the godlike liquid known as MILK.

If you're lactose intolerant, I pity you.  You're missing out on one of life's greatest joys.

Milk also does wonders for heartburn! Oh what a magical elixir!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 28, 2009, 10:49:01 am
I cannot eat peanut butter anymore without a tall glass of cold milk by my side. Everyday, I get a little carton of milk with lunch. Any bite of any sort of cookie, especially chocolate chip, must be immediately followed with a sip of milk. Nectar is not the drink of the gods; milk is.

I have a love/hate relationship with this storm. I love it because there's, like, no school in the entire state of MA. I hate it because now I'm going to June 19th this year...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 12:27:55 pm
All liquid is nothing without water though...It's the true ultimate nullifyer! The liquid middle-of-the-road! Not acid, not base...it just IS...all life on our planet is pretty much thanks to water.

But I'd still choose Jack Daniels.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 28, 2009, 12:33:38 pm
It's true that there would be no life with no water, but there would also be no mammalian life if there was no milk. There wouldn't be a Rome, either. Remember that Romulus and Remus were nursed by a she-wolf. So aside from little mammalian life, or mammalian life that had adapted to life without milk, there would be no English language, because there was no Rome to create Latin.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 28, 2009, 12:36:25 pm
English wasn't created from Latin, it comes more from German.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 28, 2009, 12:37:56 pm
but in the end it comes down to water. If there is no water, the source of the milk dries up, thus you could base the entire civilization of the world on water.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 28, 2009, 12:40:50 pm
... this is getting deep.

Well... then English would still not exist. It would be German. But... yeah. Water > milk.

But the gods still don't need water. They eat nectar and ambrosia on normal days, but when they want sandwiches, they make Nutella and peanut butter sandwiches and wash them down with milk.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 28, 2009, 12:43:28 pm
rofl.

Personally, I've always thought that English was based on many different languages, not just one sole language, because there are a lot of similarities between languages of the world if you pay attention.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 12:45:03 pm
Doesn't nectar & ambrosia come from plants? i.e. things that need WATER!?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 28, 2009, 12:49:37 pm
rofl.

Personally, I've always thought that English was based on many different languages, not just one sole language, because there are a lot of similarities between languages of the world if you pay attention.

Well, I know that english comes from the Anglo Saxons (Or however it is spelled in english) who moved from Germany to Great Britain, so even if they didn't moved to the island, English would still exist, unless both tribes moved at different times.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 28, 2009, 01:22:20 pm
Yes, I have always had trouble the language arts. I am not dyslexic, I don't have a learning disability I am just bad at it I do wish to improve. As for the rest different trains of thought I guess.

I suppose that's why you have trouble interpreting the true intended meaning of a few simple sentences then. I'll remember that next time and cater my posts to be KebreI proof.

All liquid is nothing without water though...It's the true ultimate nullifyer! The liquid middle-of-the-road! Not acid, not base...it just IS...all life on our planet is pretty much thanks to water.

But I'd still choose Jack Daniels.

Especially in Mexico.


I think you all are missing the larger point - Milk > English
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on January 28, 2009, 01:44:17 pm
but in the end it comes down to water. If there is no water, the source of the milk dries up, thus you could base the entire civilization of the world on water.

"All life begins with WATER and ends with WATER...This is the truth! This is my belief! At least for now..."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 28, 2009, 02:12:13 pm
I love soda.

Just soda in general. I used to really love coca cola but then I started tasting the syrup every time I took a drink and had to drop it from my list of consumables. Now I'm into the clear to clearish Sodas. I.e. Mountain Dew, Sprite, Sierra Mist. Just love them. I really don't go a day without having soda, normally.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on January 28, 2009, 02:23:24 pm
Start exercising. I also cannot go without the wonderful, divine taste of soda. But I will be a diabetic unless I adhere to this fantastic exercise regimen.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on January 28, 2009, 02:30:17 pm
Carbonated water is tops.  Used to not like it, but it is much better than soda...and has nothing nasty in it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 28, 2009, 02:39:13 pm
Mountain Dew is the best drink in the Multiverse.

White Skim Milk is the best non-soda drink in the Multiverse.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on January 28, 2009, 02:44:53 pm
I love the Simpsons.

"Do you have anything to drink?"
"We have crab-juice and Mt. Dew."
"EEEeeeewwww, I'll take the crab-juice."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 02:46:05 pm
I love soda.

Just soda in general. I used to really love coca cola but then I started tasting the syrup every time I took a drink and had to drop it from my list of consumables. Now I'm into the clear to clearish Sodas. I.e. Mountain Dew, Sprite, Sierra Mist. Just love them. I really don't go a day without having soda, normally.

YES! I no longer understand people that say that any cola is their favorite...It's like, wtf? Are your taste buds misfiring? Although, I also don't understand people that like Dr. Pepper...it's prune juice soda, people! PRUNES!! How can you not taste that?? >_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 28, 2009, 02:48:57 pm
Cola in any form makes me want to gag. Especially warm cola. Ew...

My favorite soda is a tie between Sprite Zero/Sierra Mist Free and diet orange soda. I only drink diet now because if it's not diet, it's far too sweet. And there's a history of diabetes in my family (my dad, specifically. he doesn't take care of himself), so... yeah.

I love video games. They can melt my brain and waste my time at the same time! It's like they're meant to do that!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on January 28, 2009, 02:50:09 pm
Although, I also don't understand people that like Dr. Pepper...it's prune juice soda, people! PRUNES!! How can you not taste that?? >_>

Maybe we-I-mean-they like the taste of prune juice?

... out of curiosity, what is Mt. Dew even supposed to taste like? It can't be something found in nature; it tastes like something from The Mountains of Madness or the likes.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 28, 2009, 02:52:14 pm
probably because they don't know about it. I could have gone longer without knowing that, to be perfectly honest.

Meh, I thought about it recently and came to the conclusion that I love RPG's for the sole reason that they're pretty much just interactive books, and I've always loved books. I don't believe that video games melt your brain, because there are a lot of things worth learning from them. Take for example some of the threads on this message board such as the ones we have with people arguing about the nuances of time travel, etc. Very informative and highly intelligent, which would be very impossible to have if video games melted our brains.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 03:00:16 pm
I believe Mt Dew is supposed to be lime (lemon lime maybe?) or something...? Whatever it is, it doesn't taste like it...I go for Mt Dew Livewire...Orange Soda rulz.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on January 28, 2009, 03:05:27 pm
Moutain Dew melts your brainz
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 28, 2009, 03:09:05 pm
... out of curiosity, what is Mt. Dew even supposed to taste like? It can't be something found in nature; it tastes like something from The Mountains of Madness or the likes.
Ha, that much Caffeine does do something to your mind after all.

I have a friend who always drinks Mountain Dew, he is often ridiculed for it but one day we realized that he quite literally drinks nothing else. He got sick, REALLY sick, when we took away his dew and gave him water and milk. Quite sad.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on January 28, 2009, 03:11:02 pm
probably because they don't know about it. I could have gone longer without knowing that, to be perfectly honest.

Don't worry, DP containing Prune Juice is just an urban legend. Snopes is your friend: http://www.snopes.com/business/secret/drpepper.asp
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 03:18:10 pm
Yeah, just tasting like it's in there is somehow worse than if they actually included it in their ingredients.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 28, 2009, 03:19:50 pm
true enough. If something tasted like shit, would you really care if there was actually shit in it?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 03:21:55 pm
Didn't Jones Soda make that? I love their Bubblegum soda btw.

(http://www.knowledgeforthirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/blue4_sml.jpg)

Such a pleasing shade of blue too...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on January 28, 2009, 03:29:24 pm
true enough. If something tasted like shit, would you really care if there was actually shit in it?

Actually, my first care would be: "Why in the world do you know what shit tastes like in the first place?" ;)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 08:17:43 pm
Because taste is largely based on smell. You don't need to know the exact nuances of the taste of shit to know how horrible it would in fact taste.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 28, 2009, 09:50:28 pm
and there's just no accounting for the strangeness of some people.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 28, 2009, 10:46:46 pm
Disgusting trivia of the day:

Many animals practice coprophagia. Rabbits do it to salvage extra nutrition from it. Elephants do it as infants to obtain the proper gut bacteria from their mothers that is necessary to digest the savanna vegetation. Pet owners frequently encounter this behavior in dogs, although the cause of it is obscure. The common belief that it happens due to illness is not well documented. But it would make sense that it would accompany illnesses such as pancreatitis, since it's possible that the dogs extraordinarily heightened sense of smell allows them to pick up scent from the feces that is pleasurable to them, such as the improperly digested meal that they ate to produce it.

But who knows. Maybe they know something we don't?  :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 28, 2009, 11:08:59 pm
I just looked that up on Dictionary.com

I'm glad I don't have an appetite. I would have lost it right there.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 28, 2009, 11:12:16 pm
How could you not figure it out on your own? He even says feces!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 28, 2009, 11:22:10 pm
I didn't notice. What, did you expect me to? I didn't get it at all!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on January 29, 2009, 12:43:55 am
Because taste is largely based on smell. You don't need to know the exact nuances of the taste of shit to know how horrible it would in fact taste.
There is one big exception to that.

Cheese.  Cheese is delicious, awesome, and full of happy things.  But the worse it smells, the better it tastes.  Extra sharp cheddar, Danish blue, Limburger, etc.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on January 29, 2009, 01:44:21 am
Because taste is largely based on smell. You don't need to know the exact nuances of the taste of shit to know how horrible it would in fact taste.
There is one big exception to that.

Cheese.  Cheese is delicious, awesome, and full of happy things.  But the worse it smells, the better it tastes.  Extra sharp cheddar, Danish blue, Limburger, etc.
Personal preference most strong cheeses don't sit well with me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on January 29, 2009, 11:09:37 am
I LOVE Sharp Cheese.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on January 29, 2009, 11:12:53 am
...

*confused look*

Sharp... Cheese?

What... what is that?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on January 29, 2009, 11:30:45 am
Sharp cheese is just the way the cheese is made. Depending on the balance of salt and moisture and how it's aged, results in various different types of cheese. Each variable affects the breakdown of fats and proteins, which form the compounds that give certain Cheeses a Sharp taste.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 29, 2009, 11:32:53 am
... he stole my thoughts...

But yes, sharp cheddar is amazing. I love finals. Since we already had English and Latin finals, I get to sit around and do nothing all day today.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on January 29, 2009, 01:42:24 pm
Because taste is largely based on smell. You don't need to know the exact nuances of the taste of shit to know how horrible it would in fact taste.

Meh, sort of. Slightly different types of chemosenory reception though, which is why things taste and smell different. One of the reasons things can smell hideous but taste delicious, and visa versa. Of course one can add on top of that various genetic factors that can make the same smell/taste appealing or hideous, and on top of that additional factors that can make certain elements of taste or smell entirely absent or active.

Cheese is one such example already noted. Cumin, cilantro, and a lot of other spices are in that category too. Broccoli, coffee, etc.

Maybe you like the smell of almonds? Well that's all fine and dandy, but certain bacteria that can infect open wounds cause similar smells; doesn't mean it would taste good.

So... something I love, Chemosensory reception!

And tetrachromacy. How senses work (and could work) is utterly fascinating.

Many animals practice coprophagia.

Guinea pigs too. Usually, however, in species that do this as part of normal behavior the feces that is ingested is actually of a different consistency and format from normal fecal matter. In most instances I am aware of, this is more of to ensure the continuation of necessary intestinal bacteria. Sort of like a human eating yogurt after taking antibiotics (though, as fun trivia, there is some hint that the appendix might have served a similar purpose in ancient times).

Dogs have been known to particularly love cat poo, regardless of the health of the dog, which may stem from different digestion systems extracting different nutrients. Cats being stricter carnivores than dogs might indeed be incapable of digesting (or sufficiently digesting) any plant matter contained in their food.

Whatever it is, cat poo is like dog candy.

And on that note, here, have a related web comic: http://www.itswalky.com/d/20090117.html
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on January 29, 2009, 02:57:57 pm
But the gods still don't need water. They eat nectar and ambrosia on normal days, but when they want sandwiches, they make Nutella and peanut butter sandwiches and wash them down with milk.

By this logic, I'm a god.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 29, 2009, 03:33:54 pm
Well, you are an Entity...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on January 29, 2009, 05:08:04 pm
Your avatar at the moment matched so well with your comment.

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Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on January 29, 2009, 05:13:18 pm
Uh, I don't get it...I would have figured Zucattack (the Zucat with speedlines avy) would have fit better...I don't see how the Shikamaru one fits...Am I missing something...? >_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on January 29, 2009, 05:19:10 pm
Uh, I don't get it...I would have figured Zucattack (the Zucat with speedlines avy) would have fit better...I don't see how the Shikamaru one fits...Am I missing something...? >_>

It just seemed like he was doing this sort of expression  :picardno

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on January 29, 2009, 09:39:18 pm
Dogs have been known to particularly love cat poo, regardless of the health of the dog, which may stem from different digestion systems extracting different nutrients. Cats being stricter carnivores than dogs might indeed be incapable of digesting (or sufficiently digesting) any plant matter contained in their food.

Whatever it is, cat poo is like dog candy.


Yep, I didn't wanna go too much into disgusting detail - but that is likely the exact reason why they eat cat poo. Surprisingly little research has been done on general coprophagia in dogs, with much of it just speculation. But certain speculation carries more weight than others. This is a very likely explanation. Their scent of smell is so amazing that they are probably picking up plant matter that was undigested. But to us it all smells like shit (pun intended).  :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on January 31, 2009, 01:08:10 pm
Wait! Isn't this the 'Stuff you LOVE, baby' thread? Why are we posting our gripes here?! MY BRAIN HAS EXPLODED!

I love Auron. You can't go wrong with him. Either in ten he's completely badass and an asset to any sort of battle (after everyone has gotten something in so that they get experience, Tidus, Auron, and Yuna come and kick the baddie's ass. Or Wakka.), or in KH2 he's badass and is relief from Donald (Bushidobushidobushido...).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 01, 2009, 03:36:10 am
I STILL Love Chrono Compendium. And I love Music. Life would be so Boring without it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 01, 2009, 01:02:31 pm
I love life.

Where would any of us be without it? Not alive, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 01, 2009, 02:20:12 pm
What is life but dying?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 01, 2009, 02:38:14 pm
If there was no life, there would be no death. There would be nothing. Nothing at all. Without death, there could be no life. Therefore, I love death. It makes things leave when it's there time due, and it makes life logical.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 01, 2009, 02:41:26 pm
I do believe the phrase I'm looking for now is Memento Morae/Mori/Mora. My Latin teacher talked funny when he taught us this, but it essentially means 'Remember to die'. You remember that you're going to die and you do great things.

I love orange soda. Although, considering the cheese curls I had last night, I'm a bit oranged out.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 01, 2009, 02:49:26 pm
If I can't get Dr. Pepper, I usually get water, or Orange soda if they have it. I must admit, over time it's grown on me. I love Breakfast burritos, especially for lunch. They're just... Good!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 02:51:14 pm
Memento Mori = Remember, you will die.

Thank you, Lemony Snicket!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 01, 2009, 02:52:34 pm
... translator program or are you a Latin student?

If the former, you have been completely disowned. If the latter, you have been saved from all nasty remarks.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 02:53:12 pm
Neither. Read the second line.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 01, 2009, 02:53:50 pm
It was from the Series of Unfourtunate Events. That's how he knows. And I knew.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 01, 2009, 02:55:49 pm
... third option! If you knew that from Lemony Snicket, you are going to be smacked with a fish, as Lemony Snicket stole that from somewhere else.

*smack with fish*

I love sleeping.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 02:58:50 pm
Yep. Book 5, IIRC. "The Austere Academy"

It was the motto of the school they went to in that book.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 01, 2009, 03:01:53 pm
Stole it from where, they said it was Latin in the book.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 01, 2009, 03:08:37 pm
It is Latin. It's an actual phrase. Let me just... it was said by a slave, standing behind a victorious general as he paraded through the city. To remind him that he wasn't a god. But it's been used since ancient times.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 01, 2009, 03:28:41 pm
If there was no life, there would be no death. There would be nothing. Nothing at all. Without death, there could be no life. Therefore, I love death. It makes things leave when it's there time due, and it makes life logical.

But what IS life? When does it begin? Where does it go? Every atom decays at a specific rate, right? I think we just use the word 'life' because 'the things that are dying' is too long. At least, that's my belief for now. :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 01, 2009, 03:37:10 pm
You know what I love? I love chicken pot pies. What's not to love about them? It's chicken, gravy, peas, potatoes, and carrots all wrapped up in a pie! My favorite meal, aside from Shepard's pie.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 03:43:40 pm
Heh heh...

Quote from: Cheese, after the Foster's 2008 Float Stunt
I LIKE RICK-ROLLING!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL-hNMJvcyI)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 04:42:25 pm
Sorry for double post, but, in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia...

I KICKED DRAC'S ASS AT LONG FUCKING LAST!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 01, 2009, 04:47:40 pm
You know what I love? I love chicken pot pies. What's not to love about them? It's chicken, gravy, peas, potatoes, and carrots all wrapped up in a pie! My favorite meal, aside from Shepard's pie.
Shepard's pie is the greatest pie ever. You rule.
Hamburger pie is great too, especially if it has a TON of cheese and ground beef. I'm not too fond of other pies, but Shepard's pie, hamburger pie and chicken pot pie are all awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 01, 2009, 05:51:01 pm
I really wish I could have Shepard's pie right now. God, I love that stuff... but I'll probably have chicken pot pie again.

You know what I love? I love drawing. I'm working with a scene from the novel in Paint and I can't put it down! ... or... stop working on it to post.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 01, 2009, 08:05:36 pm
Saw Taken at the IMAX.

LOVED IT!

Storyline was wonky, but Liam Neeson was awesome!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on February 01, 2009, 08:11:40 pm
Speaking of Liam Neeson, my dad's friend's daughter got to act in a movie starring him (I forget which one), and she serves him tea in a café at one point. Guess how much they paid her? £30. That's about $58. Even for such a small role, that's fucking ridiculous.

I know, stuff you love thread, but yeah.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 01, 2009, 10:36:13 pm
Sorry for double post, but, in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia...

I KICKED DRAC'S ASS AT LONG FUCKING LAST!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

No one thought this?...Pic or it didn't happen. :lol:

Anyways, uh...good job.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 11:03:46 pm
:picardno

Dammit, you had to do that.

All right, I'm trying to beat him again so I can get a pic of it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on February 01, 2009, 11:26:36 pm
Proof that you take this too seriously shadow.

Quote
I love chicken pot pies
You could take some of them off our hands?  We have so many of them and I want to throw up just smelling them now D:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on February 01, 2009, 11:32:03 pm
Using :picardno is basically meaningless now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on February 01, 2009, 11:43:37 pm
Everyone has expressed a desire to have you removed now, whether in public or secret. And I mean everyone. If I weren't dead certain that banning you would provoke you to try to come back in any way possible (even by covert means), you would have been history. You make the most vacuous posts ever. I want to hold a public poll for removal.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 01, 2009, 11:47:00 pm
I got rid of that post.

And, I'm considering leaving now rather than waiting to see how things turn out. I can bet at least a few of those people have turned those opinions around.

If everywhere else what I have to say is just annoying, then I can just stick to the RP board, and just read these threads as they appear, but never post in them. I'll leave that up to you, though. I can do as I said already, stick to the RP board, or you can give me the BanHammer and be done with it. I won't try and bias the vote. You have my word, even if it means nothing.

My reason for deciding to stick just to the RP board is b/c I'm told there's where I made the most improvement so far.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 01, 2009, 11:54:13 pm
Not to change the topic, because in all honesty, the conversation in front of me is extremely relevant to my interests, but I love something very, very much.

I love Farscape.

My goodness, I miss that show.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 01, 2009, 11:55:40 pm
And I mean everyone.

I guess I'm the sole Compendiumite who isn't annoyed by Shadow's posts then. Unless...you're calling me a nobody...*sob*

And yeah, Farscape was my favorite sci-fi show of all time. It was so damn weird and badass at the same time. Too bad no one even knew what the hell it was.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 02, 2009, 12:00:19 am
This is a tough call.

A month ago I would say yes with out hesitation at all, now though... Shadow has show improvement not just in the RP board but everywhere. So I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt and let him try and still change more, but I won't. Shadow has improved but I still has been more trouble then any one else I seen here, obviously I am not alone in thinking the place would be better without him.

I actually feel bad for saying this but I think, Shadow has had his chance and is done here.



Stuff I love? Well I just got FFTA2.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 02, 2009, 12:03:04 am
Yeah, even a week ago, I would have said yes immediately, but he very recently showed that he could improve. Thus, I'm left between two choices.

I love Mother 3's music. Oh so much.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 02, 2009, 12:10:06 am
Add one more to the 'yes until X time ago' group.

But being on-topic, I like this fan fiction I have been reading. I think it's the best one I have ever read. It's called 'N-Warriors', and you can find it on fanfiction.net. Although it's in Spanish.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Captain B on February 02, 2009, 12:20:43 am
Quote
I guess I'm the sole Compendiumite who isn't annoyed by Shadow's posts then. Unless...you're calling me a nobody...*sob*

   ...It takes a lot before I give up on people if they manage to become regulars in an internet community. Had this come up during Shadow's early days (remember the dancing Lavos?), I would said the same regarding "Wesley".  That's what I'm gonna call him now, because every time he uses this:  :picardno  , I'm gonna counter it with something saying 'SHUT UP WESLEY".

  I have no reason to hate you Shadow. You haven't hurt anyone, you just make things very difficult. Perhaps you too will get tired of my Wesley references.

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I love Farscape.

   I so wish I could have gotten into that series. Unfortunately we got cable too late.  I do however enjoy Firefly.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 02, 2009, 12:24:13 am
I haven't been around long enough to be in the "yes until x time ago" group, but I do think he should be given some time. I mean, the place would just be way too quiet without the guy.

And for things I love.. I love these potato chips. And that ocremix archive.
And photoshop! For without photoshop, I could not put Magus in swimming trunks!
...He is sooo gonna kill me for this...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 02, 2009, 12:32:42 am
I haven't been around long enough to be in the "yes until x time ago" group, but I do think he should be given some time. I mean, the place would just be way too quiet without the guy.
Well we did give him the choice once before, well Ramsus did, and put him on probation(the creation of the Fail group) and he hasn't change much sense that point. Plus I disagree this place wouldn't be "quite" it would be much more peaceful. I think just because he is load and post alot isn't a vaild reason to keep ANYONE.

I also feel that with the "yes until x time ago" is just people who did wish him gone, but when give the choice suddenly feel bad if they vote yes. I feel bad when I have to fire someone, but I still do it because were better off that way. I not claim anyone's lying about their votes but it is a very common cop-out answer.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 02, 2009, 12:33:59 am
For Sigma Head:

Why don't you read Page 33 around the end or so? There's a post by ZeaLitY you should read.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on February 02, 2009, 12:35:09 am
(http://i44.tinypic.com/fxxu95.jpg)

ED-209.

I guess I'm the other member of the boards that isn't P.O'd by Shadow.

EDIT: Yeah, I saw that already. That was just a rhetorical question.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 02, 2009, 12:50:49 am
To Zephira:

Got your PM. Can't access profiles, so can you just PM them to me?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 02, 2009, 01:05:24 am
I was originally one of the few willing to give Shadow a chance, but I haven't seen a change. If he's different in the RP I wouldn't know about it from his posts most everywhere else...

"Hi! My name is Shadow Douchebag Darkman! I like to overuse memes and jokes that aren't funny! I also like to point out Robo's Apocalypse Arm at every possible occasion (sometimes when it's not even following an appropriate line of reasoning in the topic!) because obviously powerful things are cool and if I point them out, maybe that'll mean I'm cool too!"
-SSDD (Same Shadow, Different Day)

Alright, i'm fairly fed up. I'm on the Ban Him bandwagon. It's just too much. I honestly felt that if I didn't write this post I may have burst into flames. Maybe it's not his fault, but I can't help but feel like a terrible infection has been plaguing the Compendium and that plague's name is Shadow D. Darkman. And at the same time I feel terrible for making this post. V_V

It was a bit much, which is why I felt bad for posting it, I think, but it expresses my extreme disappointment at being wrong with him.

And, yes, Farscape was awesome. About a year ago or so the WB (I think it was them at the time?) was syndicating Farscape and I got the opprotunity to watch quite a lot of it...they had 2 eps per week about that would cycle through a few seasons...eventually they played the first season...I still haven't seen all of it though...But I'd be willing to say that it's my favorite sci-fi series ever, beating out stuff like TNG and, idk...X-Files? Uh...Sliders?

I love Children of the Monkey Machine's amazing & unique Chrono Trigger OCReMixes. They inspired me throughout the time I was writing Magness...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Captain B on February 02, 2009, 02:06:51 am
 I love Super Metroid. All the other Metroid games suck compared to it. Okay not really, but let's face it:


- It's the biggest damn Metroid game out there that isn't 3D dimensional (cause those aren't real Metroids),

- You can turn all the stuff you get on and off (The ONLY game in the series that lets you do this),

- The origin of the "Hunters" theme (green brinstar), the origin of the Norfair Death March tune (Ridley's lair, used for Magmoor Caverns in Prime)

- A Boss you get to fry by hooking him up to a circuit with your grappling beam,.

- Another boss you get to drop in acid and watch his flesh melt off (still one of the best moments in gaming.)

- Mother Brain turns into a T-rex that spits bombs and shoots lasers out of its eyes.

- During said battle, Samus goes apeshit and slaughters Mother Brain with an uber powerful beam.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 02, 2009, 03:23:28 am
I am IN love, which is something different entirely I suppose... :shock:

She's awesome.  We worked together a little bit today, and I was actually able to focus, which was goooood.  Dosen't mean my chest still didn't try to explode on me.  6 weeks of class left.

I also love South Park.  I just turned it on.  I have no idea what's happening, but I'm still laughing.  Abe Lincoln just showed up.

As far as Shadow goes, dude has never done anything to me...but some of his posts I've seen are pretty....weak?  Guess I've done some of the same though.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 02, 2009, 04:38:38 am
I just made some sandwiches.  Words cannot describe how awesome they are, so I took a picture.

Delicious...  *Chows down*


For those wondering how to make their own, I've written down this easy to follow recipe.

Ingredients:
-Bread (2 slices per sammich)
-Meat (lots)
-Cheese (Proportioned properly to the meat, to suit the sammich eaters tastes)
-Veggies (Optional.  Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, olives, onions, etc)
-Mustard (Any variety ranging from Dijon to Spicy brown, or plain yellow if nothing else is available)
-Mayonnaise (Lots, unless you're one of those freaks who was raised on miracle whip *yech*  Can substitute horseradish sauce if available)

Step 1:  Place your 2 bread slices on any flat surface, inside up if you have the heel of a loaf, or halved sub.

Step 2:  Smother with liquid condiments (Mayonnaise/Mustard/Horseradish/etc)  Best results with one per side.

Step 3:  Place your veggies on whichever side has the whiter condiment (Mayo) laying lettuce down first to form a good foundation for the rest of the veggies to sit.  Place smaller veggies last.

Step 4:  Place at least 1 slice of each type of meat selected for your sammich on the other side.

Step 5:  Place at least 1 slice of cheese on top of the meat.

(Repeat steps 4 and 5 as desired, add salt and pepper after sufficient quantities are met if desired)

Step 6:  CAREFULLY fold the veggie side of the sammich on top of the meat/cheese side, taking care not to spill any peppers or olives out.  If completed successfully the sammich should now be holdable without making huge messes all over your hands.

Step 7:  Slice sandwich into easily scarfable portions.  If using regular loaves of bread, slice the square shaped sandwich diagonally, creating two triangles.  This is important, because triangles are delicious.

Finished product should be awesome.  If you fail to make an awesome sandwich, try again until it tastes like awesome.  You are now on your way to culinary excellence.



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Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 02, 2009, 04:54:47 am
I love Super Metroid. All the other Metroid games suck compared to it. Okay not really, but let's face it:


- It's the biggest damn Metroid game out there that isn't 3D dimensional (cause those aren't real Metroids),

- You can turn all the stuff you get on and off (The ONLY game in the series that lets you do this),

- The origin of the "Hunters" theme (green brinstar), the origin of the Norfair Death March tune (Ridley's lair, used for Magmoor Caverns in Prime)

- A Boss you get to fry by hooking him up to a circuit with your grappling beam,.

- Another boss you get to drop in acid and watch his flesh melt off (still one of the best moments in gaming.)

- Mother Brain turns into a T-rex that spits bombs and shoots lasers out of its eyes.

- During said battle, Samus goes apeshit and slaughters Mother Brain with an uber powerful beam.

Yeah, but you hardly fight any Metroids (in fact the final Metroid has some kind of special energy sex with Samus' suit during the Super Mother Brain fight)! Metroid 2 was called The Return of Samus and she did basically the whole thing murdering an entire race. And you get to fight all of their forms too. Fighting Space Pirates & other random alien monsters is nice, but it should be secondary to Metroids...And in Super Metroid you ironically only fight regular Metroids...V_V
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 02, 2009, 05:07:41 am
I love Super Metroid. All the other Metroid games suck compared to it. Okay not really, but let's face it:


- It's the biggest damn Metroid game out there that isn't 3D dimensional (cause those aren't real Metroids),

- You can turn all the stuff you get on and off (The ONLY game in the series that lets you do this),

- The origin of the "Hunters" theme (green brinstar), the origin of the Norfair Death March tune (Ridley's lair, used for Magmoor Caverns in Prime)

- A Boss you get to fry by hooking him up to a circuit with your grappling beam,.

- Another boss you get to drop in acid and watch his flesh melt off (still one of the best moments in gaming.)

- Mother Brain turns into a T-rex that spits bombs and shoots lasers out of its eyes.

- During said battle, Samus goes apeshit and slaughters Mother Brain with an uber powerful beam.

Yeah, but you hardly fight any Metroids (in fact the final Metroid has some kind of special energy sex with Samus' suit during the Super Mother Brain fight)! Metroid 2 was called The Return of Samus and she did basically the whole thing murdering an entire race. And you get to fight all of their forms too. Fighting Space Pirates & other random alien monsters is nice, but it should be secondary to Metroids...And in Super Metroid you ironically only fight regular Metroids...V_V

But it was like that IN THE FIRST GAME AS WELL.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 02, 2009, 05:18:03 am
Well, yeah, but c'mon, evolution of the series should make the Metroids (what the franchise is named after) more  badass not go back to how they were...Super Metroid was basically a dramatic facelift of the first game because it's Mother Brain...take 2! Even Fusion seemed to take it to a new/different level...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 02, 2009, 08:40:37 am
My opinion of Shadow depends on my mood at the moment. Sometimes he's tolerable. Other times I have actually wished that he would fall off a cliff and die. But he's gotten better as of late. He has improved drastically in the RP board (I call him on Godmoding and instead of sparking a long OOC [out of character] discussion, he goes back and edits it so that it doesn't piss us off anymore, albeit with a OOC post that tells me I'm no fun), I can't say anything for the DS board (don't touch it, I don't want to be spoiled), and... yeah. Although, I've given him enough chances for my liking. I've extended second and third chances, not only to Shadow but to his other account. And every time, it seems, he shoots me down and insults me somehow. And that pisses me off to no end. I'm starting to lean towards get rid of him.

But he should still be able to view the site. Blocking him off completely isn't nice at all.

I don't know what should be done with him. I just... don't know anymore.

Back to the main topic... I love MCAS today. Why? We're taking Biology MCAS. Well, not me. I haven't taken Biology yet. But all third floor classes for the first half of the day have to go elsewhere, so my Latin teacher isn't going to be teaching us today. Or tomorrow. As for that sammich, I have tried mayonnaise and I hate the stuff.

Although Mayonnai is pretty cool...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 02, 2009, 12:24:20 pm
I love the documentary I'm making for my Digital Video class. It's on World War II, and i'm going out of my way to make it as ridiculously laughable and offensive as possible. The entire thing is going to be done in the voice of Solid Snake, and a many video game and anime references will be made.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 02, 2009, 04:03:59 pm
And, yes, Farscape was awesome. About a year ago or so the WB (I think it was them at the time?) was syndicating Farscape and I got the opprotunity to watch quite a lot of it...they had 2 eps per week about that would cycle through a few seasons...eventually they played the first season...I still haven't seen all of it though...But I'd be willing to say that it's my favorite sci-fi series ever, beating out stuff like TNG and, idk...X-Files? Uh...Sliders?

Ahh...Sliders! What nostalgia. Have you watched old episodes of that show recently? The CG is so bad that it is comical, but I remember being so into that show back in the day. Farscape is like Star Trek on acid. I was at a store the other day and I saw all the seasons of it on DVD. Definitely the best sci-fi show ever. I'll buy it soon. I remember when it was back on the sci-fi channel there was another show that came after it that was about this chick that was supposed to be hot but really wasn't all that hot, this undead assassin dude, and some other guys all flying around in a giant bug in space. Hmmm. ..what the hell was that show called? The storyline sucked but at least it was entertaining.

And on the topic of Shadow - like I said, I don't think he should get banned. His posts don't annoy me generally - in fact, I enjoy seeing the responses that people make to him. Plus, he has improved a bit recently. And then there is the likelihood that if he is banned he will just come back again, without a FAIL status (as if that did jack-shit in the first place. Who's idiotic idea was that anyways?). Banning accomplishes nothing, and it would probably even be counter-productive. There's only one person that I "dislike" on these forums (as much as you could dislike someone over the intermuhnet), and it isn't Shadow. I'm not sure why people get so angry over his posts, because they really don't bother me at all. I guess people should just raise the bar of what pisses them off in life just a little bit, because if someone posting less-than meaningful posts on an internet forum bothers you, then you will just walk through life being constantly irritated all the time.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 02, 2009, 04:08:02 pm
You know what I really REALLY love?

German chocolate cake.

My god, that stuff is heavenly.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: justin3009 on February 02, 2009, 07:09:01 pm
I adore Nutty Bars.  Oh my god I haven't had those in years and I finally had one today.  I think my mouth had an orgasm from the goodness D:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on February 02, 2009, 08:27:21 pm
I love Pringles Rice Infusions.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 02, 2009, 08:39:34 pm
I love Pringles Rice Infusions.
That sounds like a snack from the future...or from a Sci-Fi channel original event.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Jutty on February 02, 2009, 08:42:59 pm
Ban Shadow? God yes. No need to sugarcoat it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 02, 2009, 08:46:40 pm
So its 2 for the Ban, 3 in the middle about it, and 4 who say give him another chance.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Jutty on February 02, 2009, 08:49:55 pm
Me, you, and Teaflower. The rest are just being nice or tolerable.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 02, 2009, 08:51:00 pm
I thought he was already on his another chance.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Jutty on February 02, 2009, 08:51:38 pm
Just make an ignore feature that would be as good as banning for me.
I thought he was already on his another chance.
I think he's on his fifth, but I was absent for a month or so.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 02, 2009, 08:52:53 pm
Yes, and he has been steadily improving since the FAIL rank it seems. He no longer posts enormous images in posts, he removed his Chrono Cross sig, and he seems to be cutting back on the vacuous posts (at least compared to how it used to be). Give him another chance is my vote.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on February 02, 2009, 11:50:03 pm
I'm not one to change my mind so soon after his transgressions -- by that I'd say ban him. All the same, he hasn't been irritating me lately, so I could care less either way...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 03, 2009, 02:03:55 am
California has run out of cash!

WOOHOO!

I've waited for this for so long.

FUCK YOU CALIFORNIA!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on February 03, 2009, 02:11:32 am
California has run out of cash!

WOOHOO!

I've waited for this for so long.

FUCK YOU CALIFORNIA!
Heh. You really don't like CA do you?  :lol:

I, personally don't think the amount of people that are going to be hurt by this is worth the turmoil at any rate. But, I don't live in CA, so I suppose I don't know the whole story...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Vehek on February 03, 2009, 02:43:22 am
FUCK YOU CALIFORNIA!
I don't like that attitude.
And unless you moved and didn't mention it, you're still in California.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on February 03, 2009, 02:51:28 am
While I'm not sure where nightmare is going with this, perhaps CA going under is a good thing in the long run. Definitely, it would put things in perspective for citizens and leaders alike (curbing spending, prioritization, among other things); not to mention the turmoil may drive progress for CA, but that is to be seen I suppose.

Bottom line: people will suffer, but it is in strife that the human spirit shines the brightest.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 03, 2009, 02:59:31 am
Yea, I'm not happy that it comes to this scenario, but this is an effective slap in the face regardless.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 03, 2009, 03:10:38 am
What do I love?
I love Kane on RAW. Randy Orton was being a bitch and hospitalized the old guy who runs the show, right after he got back from an extended stay in the hospital. Kane, being the kind and caring soul he is (*cough*), called up his brother the Undertaker to have him come beat up on Orton. Next week's show is gonna be fuuuun.

...And I can't believe I just wrote that. Wrestling is soap opera for men, with spandex. But I just can't stop watching!
I miss Kane when he had his mask on. Ahh, such wonderful childhood memories...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 03, 2009, 03:27:09 am
FUCK YOU CALIFORNIA!
I don't like that attitude.
And unless you moved and didn't mention it, you're still in California.

I still live here, sadly, plan to move to Oregon sometime next summer for college (hopefully)

While I'm not sure where nightmare is going with this, perhaps CA going under is a good thing in the long run. Definitely, it would put things in perspective for citizens and leaders alike (curbing spending, prioritization, among other things); not to mention the turmoil may drive progress for CA, but that is to be seen I suppose.

Bottom line: people will suffer, but it is in strife that the human spirit shines the brightest.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 03, 2009, 03:28:15 am
Where you going in Oregon dood?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on February 03, 2009, 03:30:26 am
What do I love?
I love Kane on RAW. Randy Orton was being a bitch and hospitalized the old guy who runs the show, right after he got back from an extended stay in the hospital. Kane, being the kind and caring soul he is (*cough*), called up his brother the Undertaker to have him come beat up on Orton. Next week's show is gonna be fuuuun.

...And I can't believe I just wrote that. Wrestling is soap opera for men, with spandex. But I just can't stop watching!
I miss Kane when he had his mask on. Ahh, such wonderful childhood memories...

I had my wrestling days back in the golden age of WCW vs. nWo. I was there when Sting beat Hogan at Starrcade, although I was a total mark for the good guys. I'd probably have more fun watching that now (maybe I'd even go for the nWo).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 03, 2009, 03:32:43 am
I see the Shadow bit is coming to a head here.  Ironic how much disdain is flowing in a thread dedicated to things that you love.

Well let's take a look at what I know about Shadow in the short time I've been here.  He's a fairly new member, young, and a bit hard to understand personally.  Most people here express a lot of ill feelings towards him, even when he's doing nothing.  I've seen a lot of discussion on here in the last couple of weeks prod and instigate him.  But I'm not just going to be in his defense, he does a lot of instigating as well, but being new here I can't discern from teasing banter and actual serious insults.

If there's anything I can be sure about, it's that his posts are quick and many times one sentence or less.  He treats these forums as if they were an instant messenger interface or a chat room.  That's my only real gripe with him.

Shadow, you need to put more thought into what you post.  Express your thoughts after you let them stew a bit in your mind so you can clearly annotate your feelings instead of just replying with the first statement in your head.  This isn't a chat room, it isn't 4Chan's random forum, it isn't GameFAQs forums, and it isn't a cell phone IM conversation.  You have a lot of room to grow man.  If your profile is accurate and you're really 17 then trust me, you have a lot of experiences ahead of you in the next few years that will shape your life greatly.  I did the most amount of personal growing between 18 and now.  Life throws you a lot of fastballs that force you to mature and grow.  Jobs, taxes, post highschool education, and so on.  You have a lot of maturing to do, and if you're up to it, you'll understand what I mean 5 years down the line.  Consider this community online one step in that growth, and try to mature in your interactions here some.

To everyone else, don't focus so much on him.  He's one voice among many here.  If you don't like what he's saying, that's fine, but you don't have to let his shortcomings get to you.

I hate the idea of voting someone off of a forum.  Votes shouldn't be a part of it.  An online forum isn't a social economy, nor is it a democracy.  There's a rule of thumb created by those in charge and those paying for the webspace that encompasses it, and their decision on how to run the place.

If it matters, my vote is to let him stay.  But my advice to Shadow is to take a break.  If you're handling things in the RP forums here, stick with that, but on the other forums where people are complaining, stay away from them for a few weeks.  Your outlook on something changes when you separate yourself from it for a while.  Maybe that's what you need.

Anyways, enough rambling about that crap...  Back to the subject that should be here.


I love ale.  It's so much better than beer.   :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 03, 2009, 03:39:19 am
Where you going in Oregon dood?

I'm trying for Southern Oregon University, since I have a love for Theatre and since it's close to Ashland, where I can get some experience in Shakespeare.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 03, 2009, 03:42:28 am
What do I love?
I love Kane on RAW. Randy Orton was being a bitch and hospitalized the old guy who runs the show, right after he got back from an extended stay in the hospital. Kane, being the kind and caring soul he is (*cough*), called up his brother the Undertaker to have him come beat up on Orton. Next week's show is gonna be fuuuun.

...And I can't believe I just wrote that. Wrestling is soap opera for men, with spandex. But I just can't stop watching!
I miss Kane when he had his mask on. Ahh, such wonderful childhood memories...

I had my wrestling days back in the golden age of WCW vs. nWo. I was there when Sting beat Hogan at Starrcade, although I was a total mark for the good guys. I'd probably have more fun watching that now (maybe I'd even go for the nWo).
I envy you Zeality. I was too young to go, or really remember what happened in most of the matches. At least I'll always have WCW vs. nWo for the N64!
I think I watched more when it was still called WWF. They had to change the name because of an animal rights group that popped up under the same abbreviation and complained. Course, the World Wrestling Federation came first, but that didn't stop those animal rights people.

Sting, Goldberg and Kane will always hold a special place in my heart :D
EDIT: And I just remembered... Kane's name is Glen. Frog suddenly that much cooler?

Fou, please enlighten me, what's the difference between beer and ale?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 03, 2009, 03:57:48 am
I think I watched more when it was still called WWF. They had to change the name because of an animal rights group that popped up under the same abbreviation and complained. Course, the World Wrestling Federation came first, but that didn't stop those animal rights people.

Fou, please enlighten me, what's the difference between beer and ale?
The WWF was the true golden age, back in the days of Andre the Giant, Jake the Snake Roberts, Undertaker, and Hulk Hogan (Before NWO crap came along)

Ale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale) is actually just a type of beer, but it's damn good.  Of course, anything is damn good compared to the large chain breweries (Budweiser/Coors/Heineken/etc)

I get mine from Breckenridge.  You know it's good because there's a huge happy motherfuckin' sun on the front!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/FouCapitan/0203090054.jpg)

Funny fact, that Budweiser glass has never had Budweiser in it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 03, 2009, 04:34:44 am
Yea Hulkster, Ultimate Warrior, Andre, etc. etc.etc was the Golden Age, especially because no one knew it was fake, or at least predetermined.  but Stone Cold, The Rock, The Corporation, Brood...all that....was the Heyday.  And it's never been the same since.  I still catch a little every now and again for some good ol' JR (they split him and The King up! :x) because he makes laugh so damn hard.  "Th...that's...that's KANE'S music!  That's Kane's music!  Thru hell, fIRE, and BRIMstooooone!"

I never watched much WCW at all, but it could be argued that the nWo saved wrestling as the WWF stars mentioned above kept that momentum going.  You're not a wrestling fan, current or past, if you don't remember the Monday Night Wars.  I remember when DX went to WCW during RAW one Monday when the two promotions were in the same city.  Hilarious.

Shit.  I still remember watching Shawn Michaels Super Kick Marty Jannety thru the window at Brutus The Barber Beefcake's place.

Nothing like a good heel turn.  Even if sometimes it's only to hear JR say "NO!  GAWD WHY!?!?"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 03, 2009, 04:49:44 am
Heh, I am attending Southern Oregon right now actually Nightmare, but only for one more year. I'm going to Oregon State University(if life does screw me over again) for a better physics program in my third year.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 03, 2009, 05:13:02 am
Heh, I am attending Southern Oregon right now actually Nightmare, but only for one more year. I'm going to Oregon State University(if life does screw me over again) for a better physics program in my third year.

How is it over there education wise? Did you have a lot of trouble getting accepted into the college?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Jutty on February 03, 2009, 05:35:55 am
What do I love?
I love Kane on RAW. Randy Orton was being a bitch and hospitalized the old guy who runs the show, right after he got back from an extended stay in the hospital. Kane, being the kind and caring soul he is (*cough*), called up his brother the Undertaker to have him come beat up on Orton. Next week's show is gonna be fuuuun.

...And I can't believe I just wrote that. Wrestling is soap opera for men, with spandex. But I just can't stop watching!
I miss Kane when he had his mask on. Ahh, such wonderful childhood memories...

I had my wrestling days back in the golden age of WCW vs. nWo. I was there when Sting beat Hogan at Starrcade, although I was a total mark for the good guys. I'd probably have more fun watching that now (maybe I'd even go for the nWo).
I envy you Zeality. I was too young to go, or really remember what happened in most of the matches. At least I'll always have WCW vs. nWo for the N64!
I think I watched more when it was still called WWF. They had to change the name because of an animal rights group that popped up under the same abbreviation and complained. Course, the World Wrestling Federation came first, but that didn't stop those animal rights people.

Sting, Goldberg and Kane will always hold a special place in my heart :D
EDIT: And I just remembered... Kane's name is Glen. Frog suddenly that much cooler?

Fou, please enlighten me, what's the difference between beer and ale?

I love you for reminding me about that game. No Mercy was pretty bad assed too. Those were the days, back when DX was around and every kid in school was doing crotch chops and telling people to suck it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 03, 2009, 02:05:38 pm
Heh, I am attending Southern Oregon right now actually Nightmare, but only for one more year. I'm going to Oregon State University(if life does screw me over again) for a better physics program in my third year.

How is it over there education wise? Did you have a lot of trouble getting accepted into the college?
If your from here yes, because our public school system is craptasitic.

Our further education though is not so though, although the schools are very specialized. SOU, an theatrical arts school, isn't that hard at all to get into. In fact I couldn't get in to OSU(due to craptasitic high schools[and a few other things]) so I enrolled here at SOU so that I can just transfer to OSU later on, much easy and cheaper really.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on February 03, 2009, 04:10:51 pm
What do I love?
I love Kane on RAW. Randy Orton was being a bitch and hospitalized the old guy who runs the show, right after he got back from an extended stay in the hospital. Kane, being the kind and caring soul he is (*cough*), called up his brother the Undertaker to have him come beat up on Orton. Next week's show is gonna be fuuuun.

...And I can't believe I just wrote that. Wrestling is soap opera for men, with spandex. But I just can't stop watching!
I miss Kane when he had his mask on. Ahh, such wonderful childhood memories...

I had my wrestling days back in the golden age of WCW vs. nWo. I was there when Sting beat Hogan at Starrcade, although I was a total mark for the good guys. I'd probably have more fun watching that now (maybe I'd even go for the nWo).
I envy you Zeality. I was too young to go, or really remember what happened in most of the matches. At least I'll always have WCW vs. nWo for the N64!
I think I watched more when it was still called WWF. They had to change the name because of an animal rights group that popped up under the same abbreviation and complained. Course, the World Wrestling Federation came first, but that didn't stop those animal rights people.

Sting, Goldberg and Kane will always hold a special place in my heart :D
EDIT: And I just remembered... Kane's name is Glen. Frog suddenly that much cooler?

Fou, please enlighten me, what's the difference between beer and ale?

I love you for reminding me about that game. No Mercy was pretty bad assed too. Those were the days, back when DX was around and every kid in school was doing crotch chops and telling people to suck it.

I was never a big wrestling fan, but I'm really feeling my age here. As a kid I went to a WWF match were Hulk Hogan beat Earthquake in a stretcher match, and the Rockers fought the Nasty Boys.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on February 03, 2009, 04:24:11 pm
I went to a couple WWF matches back when I was a kid.  Ultimate Warrior was there.  I had his action figure.   8)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 03, 2009, 04:36:09 pm
The action figures are hilarious. Dress-me-up barbie dolls for men.
Although, a Kane figure wouldn't be so bad...

My favourite part about today's show is the feud between Kane, that dude with the GIANT beard, and Ray Mysterio. Mysterio is so tiny compared to them! It's always fun watching his big fights or dances get interrupted for no apparent reason.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 03, 2009, 04:39:59 pm
I remember Kane going nuts on his partner Big Show. Something about May 19, IIRC.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 03, 2009, 06:06:34 pm
Sorry for double post, but, in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia...

I KICKED DRAC'S ASS AT LONG FUCKING LAST!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

No one thought this?...Pic or it didn't happen. :lol:

Anyways, uh...good job.

You called Rule 11 on me beating Drac. Here is my screenshot. JUST NOW TOOK IT. Took me a few tries to nail him again.

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8306/photo9ne9.jpg)

BITCH GOT FUCKING PWNED. Zephira can vouch for the fact that it happened JUST NOW.

EDIT: Noticed I double posted. Sorry.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 03, 2009, 06:09:14 pm
Vouched.
Never played that game, but that dude looks hilarious on the bottom screen. He's aaaangry.

I see a dreamcatcher :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 03, 2009, 06:15:51 pm
Yep. I forget why I put that there.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 03, 2009, 08:25:40 pm
My favorite beer: SHINER. God I love me some Shiner. Shiner Black is decent too. But nothing beats Shiner Bock. Once you go Bock you never go back.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 03, 2009, 08:30:54 pm
I love Budweiser.  Yup.  Don't hate, don't hate.  BUT no, it's not my fave.  I love Stella Artois, and I really love me some Molson Ice.  yea I said it...Molson Ice.  And my third fave is Singha.  MMmm tasty!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 03, 2009, 09:36:40 pm
hmmm, favorite beer? a coin toss between MGD and Budweiser, though I like Corona or Heineken from time to time.

Favorite Alcohol: Jack Daniels. (started out as an innocent little fan-tribute to the great Jim Morrison.)

Chaser? what chaser? Who needs a chaser?

Anyone that is confused by what makes beer beer and what makes alcohol different from beer needs to have some sense knocked into them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 03, 2009, 09:39:39 pm
Wild Turkey is the best whiskey out there. This is fact.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 03, 2009, 09:50:39 pm
From wrestling to beer... this thread is very strange :lol:
I don't care for alcohol and I don't drink, but I do like the green salt they put on the rim of margarita glasses. I just take pinches of the salt when no one's looking.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 03, 2009, 09:54:42 pm
Quote
Wild Turkey is the best whiskey out there. This is fact.

Fact One: It's time for me to be "Dad": Tact, my friend, you are underage.  Be careful.

Fact Two: Correction... Wild Turkey 101 is the best whiskey out there.  This is a true fact.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 03, 2009, 09:57:09 pm
Quote
Wild Turkey is the best whiskey out there. This is fact.

Fact One: It's time for me to be "Dad": Tact, my friend, you are underage.  Be careful.

Fact Two: Correction... Wild Turkey 101 is the best whiskey out there.  This is a true fact.

I know, I know. I drink responsibly and under supervision of my older brother, age 24 and probably the most honorable and knowledgable man I have ever met. I'm all good.

Never tried 101, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 03, 2009, 09:58:42 pm
101 will put hair on your chest.  It will.

It will also get you very very drunk very very fast.  It's called 101 because it's 101 Proof.  That's 55.5% pure alcohol.

But boy is it delicious.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 03, 2009, 10:17:29 pm
55.5%? Jesus, is that even legal?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 03, 2009, 10:19:42 pm
Whoops.  Typo on my part.  101 proof is 50.5%, not 55.5%.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 03, 2009, 10:24:12 pm
Whoops.  Typo on my part.  101 proof is 50.5%, not 55.5%.

The key point remains: It's more alcohol than not. I found that its taste was indicative of this fact.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 03, 2009, 10:26:48 pm
One time, my foster mother let me taste beer.

It was gross.

I love the song I have to sing for the musical. It's called Here on Who (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUkz0_HgOt0) and it's hard to sing. None of the videos I found on YouTube were that great, but that one is the best I could find.

It's a bitch to sing.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 03, 2009, 10:28:51 pm
Of course it would be legal. I know up to 150 proof(Absinthe) is legal, maybe even higher although then you get to REAL toxicity
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 03, 2009, 10:37:02 pm
Absinthe... yum.  Very "herbish" tasting, but different and pleasant none-the-less.  However, I couldn't drink it too often.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 03, 2009, 11:19:46 pm
I love the fact that it snowed this evening. I hope the roads ice over at 7:00 AM EST so that school closes.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 04, 2009, 12:35:51 am
101 will put hair on your chest.  It will.

Moonshine will put hair on your chest. That is the most foul shit I have ever tasted in my entire life.

Absinthe... yum.  Very "herbish" tasting, but different and pleasant none-the-less.  However, I couldn't drink it too often.

The one time I had the opportunity to try Absinthe I was roundly disappointed. I typically am not too fond of alcohol in high doses, and when I drink it is in great moderation, but the famed hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe due to the chemical thujone intrigued me so I imbibed quite a bit. But all I got was wasted. I can't figure out where this myth came from upon researching it more, but I imagine that Vincent van Gogh being balls crazy and also drinking absinthe regularly probably contributed to it.

So, I most certaintly do not love Absinthe. But I do enjoy Wild Turkey 101  :D I'm not sure if I would call it the best out there though. That's going a bit far.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 04, 2009, 12:39:36 am
Absinthe, got the Green fairy effect due to a mix of impurities in the distillation process(you can imagine how bad the could be) as well as it often being taken with a plethora of other hallucinogenics.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 04, 2009, 12:51:20 am
Last I read, tests on Absinthe using historical recipes and methods turned up no such psychoactive chemicals or impurities, beyond alcohol and thujone which are both GABA receptor agonists. As such, I'm extremely skeptical of claims such as that.

However, it is true that people used to mix all sorts of psychoactive chemicals together back in the day before they were made illegal. But not many were hallucinogenic. And even in that case, why would they attribute the specific psychoactive effects to absinthe and not to the obvious mixture that they were taking? That doesn't make sense to me either.

Unless the old production and storage techniques somehow caused contamination with Ergot fungus and lysergic acid...but that is stretching it big time. Oh well, I guess we'll never know.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Captain B on February 04, 2009, 01:14:17 am
 I seem to recall hearing in a Art appreciation lecture that Absinthe had a very damaging effect on the brain. Moreso than most alchohol.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 04, 2009, 03:08:18 am
I'm pretty sure I sweat Patron.   8)

Wild Turkey is tasty shit.  I love pretty much all whiskies and vodkas.  Yes, EVEN Kentucky Gentleman.  No one has ever drank a ton of that crap and wound up acting like a Gentleman.  I probably only like it for that joke.

I drank Absinthe once at a 4th of July party.  I was already....not....sober....so I couldn't tell ya that much about it, but it didn't taste as turrible as I had been told.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 04, 2009, 04:06:00 am
The myths around absinthe are amusing, to say the least.  Most claims of it being a hallucinogen stem from 19th century research FFS.  Most people who believe it causes hallucinations nowadays are hippies, stoners, ravers, and other such daredevil lifestyle types who are probably so brain fried that they can't tell reality from hallucinations even when sober.

Anyways, as far as favorite hard drinks go, I have to say a good mudslide is quite a treat.  Of course, I like my liquers.  Nothing like a good dose of sugar while you're getting smashed.

Also, line up shots of tequila and I can prolly drink anyone here under the table.  Love El Cazadores.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 04, 2009, 05:45:38 am
Back in my days of alcoholism, I used to mix tequila and vodka.

Tastes funny at first, but it grows on ya.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 04, 2009, 07:38:38 am
so does fungus. enough said.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 04, 2009, 03:00:46 pm
Most people who believe it causes hallucinations nowadays are hippies, stoners, ravers, and other such daredevil lifestyle types who are probably so brain fried that they can't tell reality from hallucinations even when sober.

I hate assholes like that, taking random things in clubs when they don't even know what it really is. Irresponsible.

I gave Absinthe the benefit of the doubt, but I shouldn't have. Everytime I hear somebody at a party talking about how cool Absinthe is and how much they "tripped" on it when they backpacked across Europe to "find themselves" I just laugh.

Has any of you ever tasted the deliciousness which is Glenlivet single malt scotch whiskey? Probably my favorite.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 04, 2009, 03:03:33 pm
good thing you hate them, as most die early from stupidity, anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 04, 2009, 03:08:00 pm
I once met a loser raver kid who claimed that he dropped 10 MDMA pills a night for over a month. Most definitely an exaggeration, but if he did it even half as frequent as that he would be in for some serious neurological damage, especially considering that more than likely they were really meth and not MDMA which is largely harmless (but not if done every friggin' night).

I know of at least 2 of those kids that I went to high school with that are dead already, but it was always from mixed drug intoxication which is even more foolish than abusing club drugs regularly. One girl I know survived a heroin OD and is luckily clean now. We'll see how long that lasts. I'll never understand why people willfully do that to themselves. For one of them, I don't think he realized that mixing alcohol with prescription painkillers is a recipe for death. But then again, he wasn't the brightest light on the Christmas tree in the first place.

Another thing I love: Gobstoppers. Gobstoppers, Starbursts, and Reeces peanut butter cups are the holy trinity of delicious candy.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 04, 2009, 04:02:19 pm
I'll never understand why people willfully do that to themselves.
Most don't have any light in their own lives that they can see.  They take the feel good sensations drugs give them, over feel good sensations life can offer.

Even I, a guy who enjoys drinking a lot, can't see the point of doing it daily.  It's a social thing for me.  Get a good buzz going, chat it up with friends.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on February 04, 2009, 04:49:18 pm
Um, Darkman said there was something I should really be a part of over here... not seeing anything. Help from Shadow? Or anyone who might know what he's talking about?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 04, 2009, 04:52:38 pm
Um, Darkman said there was something I should really be a part of over here... not seeing anything. Help from Shadow? Or anyone who might know what he's talking about?
Probably referring to Zeality calling up a vote of ban/keep for him here.  So far it's heavy into keeping him around.  (2-9 or something thereabouts.)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 04, 2009, 04:53:30 pm
There's something going on around here about Shadow getting banned. You want him gone?

You know what I love? ... I dunno what I love. What do I love, guys?

If anyone says Brandon, I'll hunt them down and castrate them with a plastic spoon. And if you're female, I'll do other horrible things to you with said plastic spoon.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 04, 2009, 04:55:33 pm
I want to hold a public poll for removal.
This post here.

There's something going on around here about Shadow getting banned. You want him gone?

You know what I love? ... I dunno what I love. What do I love, guys?

If anyone says Brandon, I'll hunt them down and castrate them with a plastic spoon. And if you're female, I'll do other horrible things to you with said plastic spoon.
I bet you love.......  Um...  Pygmy Marmosets. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePczUi3CcTQ)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 04, 2009, 05:09:34 pm
I love the fact that no matter where you go, politics will always be present.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on February 04, 2009, 05:13:12 pm
That's it?



Keep me out of it, and it is certainly not something for the love section(least not for me)since I **** these kinds of decisions. I refuse to say it the h word is forbidden in that sense in the love topic(it is for me, QUIET!).

However to keep in sense and check I guess I'd say as long as I'm not being bothered by im', I'm alright with him staying. Although that is kinda low taking me into this argument through saying I'd be necessary in a topic of a complete different sort wheras I'm missing how I'd be an important necessity.
On the otherhand, it's a forum! It's not like I was dragged from an on the spot conversation! ^v^

So, I'm good.

You know what I love? ... I dunno what I love. What do I love, guys?

If anyone says Brandon, I'll hunt them down and castrate them with a plastic spoon. And if you're female, I'll do other horrible things to you with said plastic spoon.

Not sure who Brandon is, but do you love hugs? YOU DO NOW! (http://www.dizzyboy.com/images/friendly.gif)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 04, 2009, 05:22:34 pm
There's something going on around here about Shadow getting banned. You want him gone?

You know what I love? ... I dunno what I love. What do I love, guys?

If anyone says Brandon, I'll hunt them down and castrate them with a plastic spoon. And if you're female, I'll do other horrible things to you with said plastic spoon.
You love the Compendium? I know I do. This place is fuuuun.
I also love cold medicine. It tastes good.

Hey, you took the 'resident screaming Magus fangirl' out of your sig. Did you lose your title or something? At least I think it was you... Love cold medicine, but it's bad for memory. Whee.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 04, 2009, 05:27:43 pm
Ran out of room for all the stuff I wanted to cram in there. I do love the Compendium, I do love hugs, and I do love pugs.

I also love chicken.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 04, 2009, 05:31:07 pm
Do you love rugs and mugs? Not so much bugs or thugs...

I love dictionaries and thesauri. Oh so very useful in writing and in school. Plus, it's fun to just flip through the pages and see what weird or old words mean.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 04, 2009, 05:41:23 pm
Yes, fun words like defenestration. You know what that is? When someone is defenestrated, they are thrown out a window.

Learned that in Latin class.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 04, 2009, 07:26:21 pm
EGM has ceased publication :D

I got so sick and tired of those jerks.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 04, 2009, 07:57:40 pm
YOU LOVE THE MOTHER 3 PLAYTHROUGH HYROFAHNCF

What? Oh yeah, I love the Mother 3 playthrough... I still love the site. STILL. Now, I'm going to defenestrate my new headphones... And that is my second favorite word now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 04, 2009, 08:10:27 pm
Another thing I love: Gobstoppers. Gobstoppers, Starbursts, and Reeces peanut butter cups are the holy trinity of delicious candy.
Reeses Peanut Butter cups, Pop rocks, and Kit-Kats are mine ideal choice.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 04, 2009, 08:13:44 pm
Reeses, ftw
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 04, 2009, 08:21:16 pm
Reeses peanut butter cups own the world.
What makes them even better? A short while ago, a few modelers from Bungie came to my school for a MEL scripting demonstration. And they brought Reeses peanut butter cups.

I also love this little eraser that's shaped like a UPS truck, because I can't find any other eraser. And it always comes back to me, too (Unlike those other cheating erasers...). I lost it on the bus, and found it the very next day, waiting for me. Good little eraser :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on February 04, 2009, 08:45:42 pm
Meh they are good but they have so many garbage ingredients in them that I barely touch them anymore.  They are my favourite junk though...right next to Gummi Bears.  I found this peanut butter that is mixed with chocolate...now that is a good spread on some bread!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 04, 2009, 09:32:13 pm
Absinthe didn't work.  I have had it quite a few times.  Particularly last summer when I had frequent access to it (those of you who were around last summer remember my adventures in Edinburgh for those few months).  Too bad it was crazy expensive...  And the good "expensive" stuff tasted about the same as the "cheap" stuff.  I even tried someone's "homemade" brew and it was all about the same.  I drank a bit and not once did I see green fairy's - or anything out of the ordinary.  All myth, me thinketh.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 04, 2009, 09:41:58 pm
Reeses, ftw

QFFT. Quoted For Fucking TRUTH.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 04, 2009, 09:43:50 pm
Reese's Pieces>Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

all day long.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 04, 2009, 09:47:27 pm
I wholeheartedly agree. I'm more of a Twix man, myself.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 04, 2009, 10:07:49 pm
God, when I was little I would trade all my Halloween candy for my sister's Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Now I can't eat anymore... but Mr. Goodbars are really nice. It's chocolate and peanuts! Yum!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 04, 2009, 10:09:45 pm
I love Alt-Tab. I can play Starcraft and look around here at the same exact time. Oh yeah, welcome back, however, I'm going in about 30 minutes.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 04, 2009, 10:18:44 pm
I love Alt-Tab because HyperNerd can play Starcraft and look around here at the same time. More people need to play Starcraft!
Aside from that, I love Blizzard, for producing Starcraft in the first place. That game was a gift to mankind. *Salute*
Umm... I also love spaghetti. It smells good.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 04, 2009, 10:28:41 pm
Absinthe didn't work.  I have had it quite a few times.  Particularly last summer when I had frequent access to it (those of you who were around last summer remember my adventures in Edinburgh for those few months).  Too bad it was crazy expensive...  And the good "expensive" stuff tasted about the same as the "cheap" stuff.  I even tried someone's "homemade" brew and it was all about the same.  I drank a bit and not once did I see green fairy's - or anything out of the ordinary.  All myth, me thinketh.

Well, I knew flat out that the "green fairies" thing was a myth even before I tried it because of my knowledge of the effects of hallucinogenics. Few of them actually make you see things that aren't really there except in extremely high doses. It's more extensions of physical reality that you see. So if people really saw green fairies on Absinthe, there would be absolutely no debate about the hallucinogenic properties of it. But I held out hope that it would have interesting introspective psychedelic effects. That's what many famous artists reported. But nope, just drunkeness was all I got. Absinthe is lame.

And as for the candy discussion that I started, I should say that Reeses pieces totally are not better than peanut butter cups. That's crazy talk.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 04, 2009, 10:29:14 pm
Spaghetti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKUdMr95Ig)? DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. IT'S STUPIDITY WILL CAUSE BRAIN CANCER. I love Spaghetti. Like that guy.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 05, 2009, 02:20:43 am
Spaghetti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKUdMr95Ig)? DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. IT'S STUPIDITY WILL CAUSE BRAIN CANCER. I love Spaghetti. Like that guy.
Nostalgia rush!  Whoo!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 06, 2009, 12:03:20 am
Spontaneous naps! There is nothing more refreshing when you wake up from them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 06, 2009, 02:52:33 pm
Spaghetti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKUdMr95Ig)? DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. IT'S STUPIDITY WILL CAUSE BRAIN CANCER. I love Spaghetti. Like that guy.
That is quite possibly one of the most awesome Swedish chef clips ever.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on February 06, 2009, 06:07:51 pm
Reese's of any kind rule.
Cereal rules.
Breakfast rules.
Every morning I always make for myself a breakfast that's at the minimum the size of what you'd see in a commercial.
Cereal, toast, waffles and/or pancakes, bacon, fruit, milk, juice.
Can't go wrong with it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 07, 2009, 02:05:02 am
Reese's of any kind rule.
Cereal rules.
Breakfast rules.
Every morning I always make for myself a breakfast that's at the minimum the size of what you'd see in a commercial.
Cereal, toast, waffles and/or pancakes, bacon, fruit, milk, juice.
Can't go wrong with it.


IT'S REESE'S PUFFS CEREAL

IT"S LIKE EATING CANDY

FOR BREAKFAST
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 08, 2009, 12:51:07 am
I love it when my Noles beat a ranked opponent on the road coming back from 19 down.  I'm moving into a different unit, which is lame, but not lame enough for the frustration thread.

Reese's of any kind are good.  As are twix and a variety of other candies.  Any love for Almond Joy out there?  I still love the original Coke Slurpee, 22 oz.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 10, 2009, 01:21:31 am
This thread's been neglected recently, too much frustration going around.

Something I love? Tonight's RAW. I know I brought it up before, but this time Undertaker is going to be beating people up, and he has really noce theme music. Kind of music I'd attribute to Magus. It has bells and cool metal elements.
Anyone else got music they love?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 10, 2009, 01:54:35 am
Anyone else got music they love?

Oh yes, the garage funk quirkiness which is King Khan and the Shrines. (http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/videos/king-kahn.html)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 10, 2009, 03:28:32 am
I think that music I love or at least music that moves me could be its own thread.  I always post what I'm jammin to when I update my SoY thread/curse prfousely for not hitting my small goals.  As far as wrestling music goes...i always loved Goldust's music.  And the Brood's.  The Corporation/Vinny Mac's.  A bunch of others.

And I love Jim Ross....watching the Undertaker beat the crap out of someone....
"Good GAWD, King!  It's like a felony!!!!!"

I'm sure I thre it in somewhere a while ago...but my mostest most favoritest song in the entire universe is "When The Water Breaks" by The Liquid Tension Experiment.  I'll leave the rest of the music chat for later.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on February 10, 2009, 03:15:48 pm
Mount&Blade. I started playing this game a few days ago, and I can't stop playing it... and just when I thought I had my gaming habits under control. :(

http://www.taleworlds.com/
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 10, 2009, 03:26:12 pm
It looks interesting, which is becoming rarer and rarer for pc games, is it a squad based game but set in medieval times?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: BROJ on February 10, 2009, 03:31:07 pm
It looks interesting, which is becoming rarer and rarer for pc games, is it a squad based game but set in medieval times?
Yeah, but you can do just about anything; siege/defend castles, hunt bandits, trade, do guild quests -- you name it. The best thing of it all is that the game is made to be extensibly moddable.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 10, 2009, 06:52:27 pm
I just got my school ring today. It's a really nice thing, though I didn't think it would be so... small. It uses fake silver metal in a cheaper style, so it was only about $160. It's got a green stone in the center (with a really nice cut) with Fitchburg High circling it. On one side it has my year of graduation (2011) and a symbol for Gemini, and on the other is my name (Shannon, though I wanted to put TeaFlower there...) and a symbol for speech and drama. Inside the band it has my signature (my actual signature, not the one I use here) and it's sized to fit my ring finger on either hand.

It's quite impressive.

My mom keeps telling me about her high school class ring. You got to decide whether you got your first and last initial, or first, middle, and last initials went inside. And they were $60 bucks.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 10, 2009, 07:02:46 pm
I love steak with melted cheese on it, served with a baked potato with all the toppings: Sour cream (or gravy), bacon bits, butter, chopped chives, more melted cheese. mmmmmm.....
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 10, 2009, 09:37:25 pm
I love steak with melted cheese on it, served with a baked potato with all the toppings: Sour cream (or gravy), bacon bits, butter, chopped chives, more melted cheese. mmmmmm.....

oh dear god do want
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 10, 2009, 09:41:12 pm
I love Bleach and Spore. Spore, because you can do whatever the crap you want, it's the biggest sandbox game: EVER, and Bleach because it's a mix between Naruto and Final Fantasy VII on Crack. It's THAT awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 10, 2009, 09:44:52 pm
Dangit, you people are making me hungry.

On the subject of steaks, my favourite restaurant-made stake is at the Claim Jumper, Redmond Town Center. They have a 24oz aged porterhouse steak, with butter, a bunch of herbs and onion rings. Also comes with a nice big baked potato and other sides. It's usually sooo juicy and chewy, and always has such great spices cooked into the bone. The only part I don't like is that it costs thirty bucks! If I were rich, I'd have steak every day.... Alas, a girl can only dream.


And yes, Spore is awesome. I never made it to the center of the galaxy, sadly.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 10, 2009, 10:36:36 pm
That place is a heart attack waiting to happen. A delicious, delicious heart attack. A friend of mine ordered the eclair to go. They had to give him a kit to assemble it at home, because it's too large and unstable to transport assembled.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 10, 2009, 10:51:48 pm
I haven't tried their eclairs yet.
If you want to speed up that heart attack, get their GIANT chocolate cake. How many layers did that have, seven? More? Just one slice is a whole cake in its own right.
But you're right. The most delicious heart attack ever. Everything is fried, there's cheese and butter dripping out of every dish, potatoes and steaks and starches galore, topped with a nice salad bar and some fruit.
The chicken pot pies are good too, but I couldn't really figure out how to eat mine. It'd be a lot easier if the pie weren't in a bowl (or filled with peas).

Other good restaurants... Have you heard of Tombo? It's a teriyaki store, pretty close to Bellabotega theatre. They have the best sauce on their beef teryaki (but Kami Teriyaki has better beef).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 10, 2009, 11:36:35 pm
Heart Attack - Sweet Tomatos Salad & Soup buffet.

... Well, how I do it anyway. I pile on meat after meat after cheese after thousand island dressing after crouton after pata after *seizure*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Sigma Head on February 10, 2009, 11:40:21 pm
RIFFTRAX.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyeHf1ZK2dY
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 11, 2009, 02:04:42 pm
Haven't had the cake, but the chocolate calzone is richer than the Vatican. When I go to Claim Jumper, I usually go with a half dozen or more men, and we couldn't defeat it.

I may have been to that teriyaki place some years ago. When I was in college, a group of us would go to a different teriyaki place in the area each week. We stopped that when we concluded that the best one was Yummy, which is off Redmond way, a little before 520 ends. Teriyaki costs about the same wherever you go, but Yummy has by far and away the best stuff. They also have some variety to them that a lot of places lack.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on February 11, 2009, 03:38:06 pm
I love Street Fighter. I'm getting ready for SF4.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 11, 2009, 03:42:13 pm
I love Street Fighter. I'm getting ready for SF4.

I'm more of a KoF fan myself, but SF4 will be awesome still.

I'm just sad that Capcom hasn't done much with their other fighting franchises...  Darkstalkers or Rival Schools?  What happened to them!?!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 11, 2009, 04:08:57 pm
Fighting Vipers on the Sega Saturn was my favourite early fighting game. I loved trying to knock people all the way over the fence.

Actually, scratch that. Fighting Vipers came in second, then Virtua Fighter in third. Mortal Kombat is the best fighting game. Raiden and Scorpion can still kick anyone's ass!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 11, 2009, 04:12:46 pm
HYOURYUKEN!!! Lmao  The funniest part is that Street Fighter fans will know exactly what move that sound comes from. ^_^

I don't know, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter games are kind of a toss-up in my book. I don't much care for fighter games because I don't often get the chance to play them with someone else and in one player mode they're just boring. That and I grew up playing both series, so...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 11, 2009, 04:15:30 pm
HYOURYUKEN!!! Lmao  The funniest part is that Street Fighter fans will know exactly what move that sound comes from. ^_^
I always thought it was Shoryuken?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 11, 2009, 04:18:29 pm
see? and you even caught my mistake. look at that.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 11, 2009, 04:27:58 pm
And what's worse? There's a breed of goldfish called the Ryukin. I got one, and named him Hadoken.
I love my little Hadoken.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on February 11, 2009, 05:35:17 pm
I love Street Fighter. I'm getting ready for SF4.

I'm more of a KoF fan myself, but SF4 will be awesome still.

I'm just sad that Capcom hasn't done much with their other fighting franchises...  Darkstalkers or Rival Schools?  What happened to them!?!

I love KoF as well. My favorite fighting game of all time is Capcom vs SNK 2. It was mostly Capcom in style, but the KoF characters worked really well in it.

I'm mainly looking forward to SF4 because of the online play. It may sound odd, but I'm actually looking forward to getting schooled online.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 11, 2009, 05:39:10 pm
I love Street Fighter. I'm getting ready for SF4.

I'm more of a KoF fan myself, but SF4 will be awesome still.

I'm just sad that Capcom hasn't done much with their other fighting franchises...  Darkstalkers or Rival Schools?  What happened to them!?!

I love KoF as well. My favorite fighting game of all time is Capcom vs SNK 2. It was mostly Capcom in style, but the KoF characters worked really well in it.

I'm mainly looking forward to SF4 because of the online play. It may sound odd, but I'm actually looking forward to getting schooled online.

You on 360?  Maybe we can school each other?  Geeze that sounds weird...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 11, 2009, 06:28:46 pm
Fighting games are great, although presently I'm more interested in the Arc System Works stuff (Guilty Gear and BlazBlu) but I do want to get my hands on SF4. Too bad my 360 stick isn't as good as my PS2 stick.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on February 11, 2009, 06:53:40 pm
I want SFIV but I lack a 360 or PS3. The PC version doesn't have a release date yet either...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 11, 2009, 06:57:48 pm
STREET FIGHTER FOUR YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH


I own Street Fighter II's original Cartridge on the SNES, though I'm more of a fan of the Alpha spinoff series (Sakura is my waifu as well as my character of choice). But then again, She'll be in SFIV so I think I should be able to get back into the main series pretty easily... God I'm a sick person, wanting to make the sex with a fictional japanese schoolgirl martial arts master.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 11, 2009, 08:16:37 pm
In one of my acting classes we have a warm up that involves some SF moves, including but not limited to the Yoga Flame...it's damn hilarious and it opens us all up.  I wish the real work in ym scene study could be yoga flamed...but alas...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 11, 2009, 08:24:27 pm
I've always wanted this much time on my hands.

(http://www.2flashgames.com/2fgkjn134kjlh1cfn81vc34/flash/f-Chalkboard-Fight-4959.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on February 11, 2009, 08:34:52 pm
actually, I don't think it takes too much time at all. I've seen artists work, and they can draw something like that in less than a minute.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shadow D. Darkman on February 11, 2009, 08:36:21 pm
HYOURYUKEN!!! Lmao  The funniest part is that Street Fighter fans will know exactly what move that sound comes from. ^_^

SHAKUNETSUKEN! (LV 0 Falcon Punch)
HAYAIKEN! (Rapid Multi-Punch)

Funny how Captain Falcon learned these moves in time for SSBM, and carried them into Brawl as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 11, 2009, 11:31:22 pm
If I was to do it though it would be MUCH more thorough and intense then that one.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Daniel Krispin on February 12, 2009, 12:19:50 am
Writing Latin poetry. So much fun!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on February 12, 2009, 10:44:32 am
I love Street Fighter. I'm getting ready for SF4.

I'm more of a KoF fan myself, but SF4 will be awesome still.

I'm just sad that Capcom hasn't done much with their other fighting franchises...  Darkstalkers or Rival Schools?  What happened to them!?!

I love KoF as well. My favorite fighting game of all time is Capcom vs SNK 2. It was mostly Capcom in style, but the KoF characters worked really well in it.

I'm mainly looking forward to SF4 because of the online play. It may sound odd, but I'm actually looking forward to getting schooled online.

You on 360?  Maybe we can school each other?  Geeze that sounds weird...

Sadly I don't have 360. Only PS3 and Wii. I love the PS3, but I often feel like 360 may have been the way to go.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 12, 2009, 11:25:23 pm
Stuff I love: Sci-fi movies and sci-fi TV shows. I don't even know what my favorites are there are so many.

I guess I'd have to say Bladerunner and Sunshine for the movies, and TV shows - maybe Farscape? There's really too many to count. As far as sci-fi TV shows that are on right now, Battlestar Galactica is probably the best, but there have been way better shows. I still have major nostalgia with Sliders, despite how goofy that show is from a modern perspective.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 13, 2009, 02:34:01 am
Blade Runner is fantastic. When the Final Cut was released, I got a chance to watch it on the big screen. It was magnificent.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 13, 2009, 02:39:21 am
Have you seen Sunshine? If not, I highly recommend it. You can tell that it is heavily influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey. It definitely has a 2001 feel to it. They intentionally made everything inside the spaceship in shades of blue and green, so that whenever you see the sun it is extra bright on the eyes. Awesome sci-fi movie.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 13, 2009, 04:09:45 am
Sunshine is masterful, I just liked that for once the scientists were right the the spiritual man wasn't. Damn you Sci-Fi channel you killed Cold Equations!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 13, 2009, 01:41:35 pm
Haven't seen Sunshine yet. That's the one were they flew to the sun, right? It looked dumb in the previews, but that may have just been the previews.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 13, 2009, 02:21:15 pm
Watched Sunshine with a bunch of classmates. REALLY weird movie, but worth it.
And Blade Runner is great. But with just about every movie I like, most people around here hate it.

Another funny movie is Soylent Green. It ends really abruptly and isn't that great, but the very last line is worth it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 15, 2009, 09:47:10 pm
The NBA All Star Game.  One of the better weekends of the year.  Every year.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 16, 2009, 03:24:36 am
Alice, I love her with all my heart.

I love her, I love her, I LOVE HER

I LOVE HER!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 16, 2009, 03:33:46 am
Pics?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on February 16, 2009, 04:15:12 am
Pics?

Let's keep some details of my life a secret shall we? :wink:

Meaning, I'd rather keep people close to me away from my internet persona. I wouldn't want some asshole who hates me to attack my loved ones and whatnot.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 22, 2009, 12:57:47 am
I LOVE it when my 'Noles win a close conference game.  Looks like we could head to the Big Dance this year!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 24, 2009, 02:45:49 am
Pringles. Once you pop, you literally can't stop. I'm going to finish this entire can at this rate.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on February 24, 2009, 02:56:34 am
Pringles. Once you pop, you literally can't stop. I'm going to finish this entire can at this rate.
Their slogan is very true.  I can't remember ever opening a can of pringles without devouring them all...

...of course I rarely open a pizza box without devouring it all.    :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on February 24, 2009, 03:16:29 am
Dangit, now I want pringles.

Good thing they're sold right next to the ramen at the school bookstore!
Speaking of which, I love my school's bookstore. Plenty of caffeine, ramen, candy and paint to satisfy all your wacky college needs.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on February 24, 2009, 10:33:25 am
I met Masato Kato yesterday.

... totally a different Masato Kato, but I was still quite amused.

So I love names. They can be so fun.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on February 24, 2009, 10:51:12 am
Spaced. The BBC series that was made by the guys that did Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz. Great, funny show. It was only 2 seasons, but each episode was amazing. If you liked either movie you should definitely check it out (& if you haven't checked out either movie, you should!). I went through each season straight through in one sitting each time (if I had popped in season 2, I would have watched it all at once, I think). It really made me believe in Edgar Wright (the director of all of them) and that he really is the guy to do the Scott Pilgrim movie (which he puts up a new blog about pretty much every day on MySpace).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 24, 2009, 11:05:48 am
Now I really want Pringles. And pizza. ... or better yet, pizza Pringles. Or Pringles pizza. Whatever.

I love my gallon of water. It's so nice and cool and so convenient. If only it had a pop top (the ones where you just pull it off and you can pop it back on) as opposed to a twisty one (have to twist the cap off on these ones. they suck).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on February 24, 2009, 11:36:30 am
Pringles. Once you pop, you literally can't stop. I'm going to finish this entire can at this rate.
Their slogan is very true.  I can't remember ever opening a can of pringles without devouring them all...

Goddamn I love pringles. Especially salt & vinegar rice infusions...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on February 24, 2009, 11:59:27 am
I really liked the Cheese ones and the Baked Potato ones. And the Pizza flavored. I remember the day I ate the most pringles in my whole life was when my great-grandmother died... weird...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 24, 2009, 12:49:35 pm
I still love the guacamole pringles.  But for some reason they always make me cough.  I haven't had one in I don't know how long though.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on February 24, 2009, 04:44:06 pm
I don't know what it is that makes you want to keep eating them. It must be that they are so delicious, combined with the fact that the chips themselves are very thin so they don't fill you up as you eat them. Either that or Pringles puts some sort of strange addictive drug in their chips that has hooked the entire nation.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 24, 2009, 11:47:59 pm
I met Masato Kato yesterday.

... totally a different Masato Kato, but I was still quite amused.

So I love names. They can be so fun.

My jaw literally dropped until you said "different".
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on February 25, 2009, 12:49:08 am
The day a Compendiumite meets Kato will be the day he runs away in fear yelling "WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME SO MUCH".
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on February 25, 2009, 02:44:01 pm
People actually accepting the possibility of http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/02/25/galaxy.planets.kepler/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/02/25/galaxy.planets.kepler/index.html)...although using NASA's "fastest rocket" as a means to explain why there has been no visitors is a bit on the arrogant side...as if our fastest rocket is the fastest in the universe...tssh
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 25, 2009, 02:53:44 pm
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/the_drake_equation.png)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on February 25, 2009, 05:45:25 pm
I love this chocolate syrup you can pour on ice cream and it turns into a hard shell. Feels good man.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 26, 2009, 04:56:49 am
Soooooooo I've been working with  :shock: on our scene....and between her mannerisms and things I've been told by classmates, she might dig me too.  i'm blushing like a bitch even as i'm typing this.  WHOO she drives me crazy!!!


ALSO I got my copy of Summer Heights High DVD in the mail today!!!  I'll have to post some vids sometime, it's a MUCH cheerier show than The Wire!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on February 26, 2009, 01:40:04 pm
I don't know what it is that makes you want to keep eating them. It must be that they are so delicious, combined with the fact that the chips themselves are very thin so they don't fill you up as you eat them. Either that or Pringles puts some sort of strange addictive drug in their chips that has hooked the entire nation.
At least for me it's the same way with French fries.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on February 26, 2009, 04:02:02 pm
I've recently fallen head over heels for Chopin's Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cectrAqFSZQ) and The Gambler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu5r0UaWF4Q) by Kava. More proof that I need to keep myself from having myopic listening preferences.

Just an FYI: a glass of champagne, Temporal Flux, and Nocturne in C Sharp Minor is one of the most beautiful experiences someone can ever have. At least if you're building a nighttime environment.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 26, 2009, 04:27:12 pm
I love Rose and Release. It's an Utena music site and it has... everything, I guess. From dancing in circles, revolutionizing the world to getting raped in Akio's car to getting raped in Akio's room to... DAMMIT, KOZUE! Stop that.

Just so you know, I'm an Utena freak.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on February 26, 2009, 06:22:01 pm
There is something uniquely attractive about young woman in in a lab coat talking about ibuprofen and lacrosse.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 27, 2009, 05:10:07 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D :D


So went out with most of the class last night.....hung out a lot w/ :shock:

She ended up spending the night with me and we got a lil cozy.....I am......ecstatic but exhausted!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 27, 2009, 05:20:28 pm
Oh, man. Did you enjoy yourself, Shee?

I love coughing up my lungs. It means the stuff in my lungs won't get all gross and infected in there.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on February 27, 2009, 05:25:12 pm
Ummm....yes.  I did.  It wasn't THAT crazy, but crazy enough me as I'm already crazy about her.  Still not too sure where we stand but I'm not worried about it.  I'll see her again tonight at this thing for class.  I'll know more then.


And sorry bout your lungs, that sucks.  WATER WATER WATER
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on February 27, 2009, 05:28:56 pm
Hurray, crazy time with girl you like. Yeah, I've had enough water to last me forever. Two gallons in two days. And I'm still glad I'm coughing up this stuff.

Again, hurray for crazy time with the girl you like.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 01, 2009, 05:41:02 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNwhwwuRnB0&NR=1

Watch how his tail flicks in time.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 03, 2009, 12:29:11 am
I just had anchovies. Only 80 calories per tin (and that's 2 servings), and yet, that's 2100mg of Sodium (also known as 88% of the daily value).

Damn. Yeah, they were salty as hell. I sort of had fun chewing them, though, so I think I just became a fan of anchovies.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 03, 2009, 08:20:48 am
Along that same note...I just had scallops for the first time a week or so ago.  not too shabby.  almost pure protein.
Anchovies = Never
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on March 03, 2009, 11:39:18 am
I've never had anchovies. They sound kind of tasty. But smelly.

I have to say that the food of the gods is nectar and ambrosia. When they want sammiches, they make peanut butter and Nutella sammiches with a big glass of milk. When they want pizza, they order a large pizza with onions and green peppers from Parrot Pizza.

Also, I love my awesome book. It is simply now Awesomebook. Awesomebook is too awesome to be called anything other than Awesomebook. Awesomebook is filled with awesomeness to such a degree that only a chosen few may read the contents of Awesomebook. Also, whoever wrote in Awesomebook can't seem to keep a system, likes piano, and their handwritting sucks. Unless you are awesome enough to read the handwriting in Awesomebook.

Also, Awesomebook.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 04, 2009, 09:06:50 pm
While teaching today I earned these nicknames:

Pau Gasol
"Guy From Juno"
Napoleon Dynamite
Chuck Norris

No joke.  It was sweeeeet!  The kids were feelin' it today I guess.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on March 04, 2009, 09:44:38 pm
Would "Guy From Juno" be the same as "Kid From Arrested Development"?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 05, 2009, 01:22:09 am
I'm gonna guess "Guy from Juno" doesn't have anything to do with Megaman Juno.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 08, 2009, 10:03:44 pm
Just an FYI: a glass of champagne, Temporal Flux, and Nocturne in C Sharp Minor is one of the most beautiful experiences someone can ever have. At least if you're building a nighttime environment.

Sounds heavenly. 

I'm definitely leaning towards exploring rom hacking at some point now.  For now I'm champagne-less, but I am listening to Steven Wilson and working on a Magus vs. Samus fight in my fanfic; both pretty gratifying experiences.

Writing fight scenes is really exhausting for me, but working with these characters is fun because of the insane potentialities abound.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on March 08, 2009, 10:08:31 pm
Fight scenes are the most excruciating to write sometimes; gotta worry about things getting repetitive, so you really have to mix it up and become more inventive, especially if you've got multiple fights in a fic. It's great writing practice though.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 09, 2009, 04:47:03 pm
The British.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 11, 2009, 12:05:54 am
I love those days when it's cold outside but the sun is strong, because I get a greenhouse effect in my living room that feels great and reminds me of wondrous places.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on March 11, 2009, 12:56:26 am
I love love. it's such a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 11, 2009, 03:42:21 am
Philip Glass' Itaipu performed by Robert Shaw/The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Edit: Also, rhodiola rosea.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 11, 2009, 08:40:14 am
I love those days when it's cold outside but the sun is strong,

"Sun with teeth" is the way to say that in my wife's native tongue.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 11, 2009, 07:08:08 pm
I love those days when it's cold outside but the sun is strong,

"Sun with teeth" is the way to say that in my wife's native tongue.

I like that!

Edit: What's the actual phrase?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 12, 2009, 08:23:13 am
Edit: What's the actual phrase?

Well, surprisingly there is no change between the two languages, it is what it is, "Sun with teeth" or "Soare cu dinţi".  Quickly looking on google though, I see some say it translates to "Sunshine with teeth" or "frosty sun", though those feel more like liberal translations.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 12, 2009, 09:03:08 am
God, I love rain. Even at near freezing temperatures, it's impeccably beautiful. I can't wait for Spring.

I also can't believe how absolutely deserted the UNT campus is, even at 7 AM (I walked to the gym at 6, walked home at 7). Felt post-apocalyptic.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 12, 2009, 02:05:21 pm
The Opera.

Yeah, the opera.

I saw The Marriage of Figaro earlier this year (or was it late last year?) and it was hilarious. I just saw The Italian Girl in Algiers last night and, again, great fun. I never imagined that opera could be campy, but this was just a few fishnet stockings away from being the Rockey Horror Picture Show. I suppose it might just be this opera company, but I'm hoping not.

Of course, if they didn't project translations of the words/songs, I'd probably not like it as much. But definately worth a looksee if you get the chance.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on March 12, 2009, 06:13:18 pm
I love scriptwriting/screenwriting.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 12, 2009, 08:53:47 pm
I love scriptwriting/screenwriting.

It's a very different art form...a minimalist place where what is said is merely a bookmark for what is meant. But it can be a hoot....


VADER
(angrily)             
The Rebels are alerted to our
presence. Admiral Ozzel came out
of light-speed too close to the
system.

VEERS
He felt surprise was wiser...

VADER
He is as clumsy as he is stupid.
General, prepare your troops for a
surface attack.

VEERS
Yes, my lord.

Veers tuns smartly and leaves as Vader activates a large viewscreen showing the bridge of his mighty ship. Admiral Ozzel appears on the viewscreen, standing slightly in front of Captain Piett.

OZZEL
Lord Vader, the fleet has moved
out of light-speed and we're
preparing to... Aaagh!

VADER
You have failed me for the last
time, Admiral. Captain Piett.

Piett steps forward, as the admiral moves away, slightly confused, touching his throat as it begins to constrict painfully.

PIETT
Yes, my lord.

VADER
Make ready to land our troops beyond
the energy shield and deploy the
fleet so that nothing gets off that
system. You are in command now,
Admiral Piett.

PIETT
Thank you, Lord Vader.


Of course, the dialogue isn't centered like that...but you get the idea.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 12, 2009, 11:34:05 pm
God, I love rain. Even at near freezing temperatures, it's impeccably beautiful. I can't wait for Spring.

I also can't believe how absolutely deserted the UNT campus is, even at 7 AM (I walked to the gym at 6, walked home at 7). Felt post-apocalyptic.

Do you get post-apocalyptic nostalgia too?  (As delightful as it is oxymoronic.)

Today's been foggy where I'm at.  I took some nice pictures of the fog rolling in from the top of a mountain.  I was lucky to catch that when I was out running.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 13, 2009, 12:25:18 am
 :lee: Nutella  :lee:

I can't believe I never tried this stuff before today.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on March 13, 2009, 02:24:12 am
You hadn't? I used to make peanut butter and nutella sandwiches for lunch. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 13, 2009, 02:47:35 am
I love chocolate and hazelnut, so this was a good bet, but I'm surprised at how un-peanut-butter-like it is. It's like eating pure candy. I betcha sales are up, given the economy and the peanut people's problems. I noticed at the store that Nutella seems to be a WIC-approved food.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on March 13, 2009, 02:51:57 am
know what I love? I love life. Yup, that's right. Life is great.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on March 13, 2009, 03:56:55 pm
:lee: Nutella  :lee:

I can't believe I never tried this stuff before today.
You don't know what you have been missing, my friend. Nutella is a glorious glorious thing. Mix it up with peanut butter and you are in whatever form of heaven you believe in. Great for spreading, mixing with peanut butter, dipping stuff in, or just eating when you're depressed.

I love my stupid, stupid cat Rosie. She does the stupidest yet cutest stuff I've ever seen a living thing do. Like scooting random objects across the floor with her front paws for fun. Then freaking out when she loses them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 13, 2009, 08:38:37 pm
This is pretty cool!  I just found out that a Yasunori Mitsuda station exists on pandora.com.  Time will tell if it is any good.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 16, 2009, 04:53:59 am
I love finding rare things.

Today at work, I was counting out of my cash register, and came upon a very rusted, banged up penny.  One thing that really caught my eye was the absence of the familiar Abraham Lincoln on the front.

Usually this turns out to be Canadian, or in one case British money.  But looking closer I see "United States of America" faintly legible on the side of an indian head.

So I just happen to have an 1898 penny now.  Really crummy condition, so the value can't be that high, but still quite a gem to find considering it's the oldest coin I've ever seen in my life.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/FouCapitan/oldasspenny.jpg)

Can you imagine all the things this one coin has seen in 111 years?
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Post by: teaflower on March 16, 2009, 10:17:15 am
Wow... looking at that picture, you can actually see that the little nubby things on the sides were probably made by hand, considering they aren't exactly even. Kind of like how you can tell the really old blocks from the quarry from the newer ones. The old ones aren't perfectly even and just seem to be carved in there by someone with a little too much time, while the new ones are MACHINE MADE THUS ARE PERFECT ALMOST.

Check out the value before you decide it's valueless. You never know what a really old penny could be worth.

I love going on adventures. I just adventured my way up to the third floor of the school to deliver a basket of stuff from the English department to my Journalism teacher, who ironicly put the whole thing together. Still quite the adventure, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 16, 2009, 03:25:04 pm
I did check tea.  A mint penny from that date (Less than a handfull prolly exist) would auction for thousands.  Near mint conditions for up to a couple hundred.  Circulated fair condition coins would fetch up to $20 on E-bay.  Mine would prolly be lucky to fetch up to $5 in it's condition.

But ya know, to me the condition of this coin is far more interesting than mint red coins from that date.  My coin has obviously been through thousands of pockets over the last century, and who knows what has happened to it from then and now.  What has a mint coin seen save but the back of a bank vault for all its life?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on March 16, 2009, 03:30:24 pm

Can you imagine all the things this one coin has seen in 111 years?


Twelve hookers, a river bed, and the bottom of some kid's shoe I'll wager.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 16, 2009, 03:45:02 pm

Can you imagine all the things this one coin has seen in 111 years?


Twelve hookers, a river bed, and the bottom of some kid's shoe I'll wager.

There you go, crushing my dreams of fanciful adventure for this cent.

Wait, what hookers take pennies?  Seriously, I must know this.   :shock:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 16, 2009, 04:22:38 pm
I love finding rare things.

Today at work, I was counting out of my cash register, and came upon a very rusted, banged up penny.  One thing that really caught my eye was the absence of the familiar Abraham Lincoln on the front.

Usually this turns out to be Canadian, or in one case British money.  But looking closer I see "United States of America" faintly legible on the side of an indian head.

So I just happen to have an 1898 penny now.  Really crummy condition, so the value can't be that high, but still quite a gem to find considering it's the oldest coin I've ever seen in my life.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/FouCapitan/oldasspenny.jpg)

Can you imagine all the things this one coin has seen in 111 years?
Wow.  And I thought it was weird that I have 2 or 3 pennies from like the 1940s that have a different back.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 16, 2009, 04:28:02 pm
The oldest coin I have is an 1943 one. My brother beats me with his 1940 one.

And I'm sure my grandmother has one (or even more) that is from the 1800's. But until I know for sure, that 1898 is the oldest one I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on March 16, 2009, 04:29:38 pm
i used to collect them...went for one from each year...and from different locations (they have a small letter on them...I think it had to do with where it was made)...I had quite a collection...don't know what happened to them though...but I am sure they are still around at my parent's house...was fun for a while...obviously not too long since I haven't thought about it in 10 years
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on March 16, 2009, 04:42:34 pm
Most coins have either a P (for Philadelphia) or a D (I think for Delaware, not sure) on them. This stands for where they were minted.
I like collecting coins. I have a few bicentennial quarters and some new dollar coins hiding out somewhere. My family is also collecting the state quarters. Those are a bit hard to stock up on, since I snag all the quarters I can find to take the bus to school, but we've got a good set going.
My favourite coin I've seen is a carved quarter; everything has been carved out of it except for "In God We Trust", "United States of America", and the outline of the portrait. I think those are the only details needed for it to still be legal tender, despite the big gaping hole where the rest of the metal should be.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 16, 2009, 05:26:28 pm
Most coins have either a P (for Philadelphia) or a D (I think for Delaware, not sure) on them. This stands for where they were minted.
There are three coin mints in the US.  D is for Denver, P or blank minted coins are from Philadelphia, and S is from San Fransisco.

I think the locations were chosen for easier distribution to east west and central zones of America.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on March 16, 2009, 05:51:08 pm
I don't think I've ever seen an S coin. Does San Fransisco only mint certain coins?
I'm pretty sure the state quarters only come from Philadelphia and Denver.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 16, 2009, 06:09:06 pm
I don't think I've ever seen an S coin. Does San Fransisco only mint certain coins?
I'm pretty sure the state quarters only come from Philadelphia and Denver.
Actually apparently they're blank as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Mint

So no S mark on anything but bills produced there.  My mistake.

Edit:  Apparently they only make proof coinage now, so nothing they produce goes into circulation.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 17, 2009, 01:51:10 pm
I've been collecting quarters for a few years now and recently I've started collecting the dollar coins with the Presidents.  Recently got Harrison.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 18, 2009, 04:20:44 am
I love Alen Menken's music. He is a genius.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on March 18, 2009, 08:05:28 pm
I love me. God, I'm sexy. :P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Belaith on March 18, 2009, 08:27:25 pm
Yes, you're very sexy. [/gay]

I love Robo's theme. I also love Red Seal Straight, long cut. It tastes like black cherry flavored tobacco.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on March 18, 2009, 10:14:12 pm
Still loving Street Fighter IV. I'm not too great at it, but I'm improving.

I also love Smithwick's, Slim Jims, and Chicken Franchese.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on March 18, 2009, 10:54:15 pm
I love reading this certain comic, which after half a year or so of lateness, it finally arrives to it's 400th chapter. Yes, finally!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 19, 2009, 12:47:21 am
Just an update:  I was iffy about the Yasunori Mitsuda radio on pandora.com, but after some tweaking I don't think I've heard a song I don't like now for many many songs.  It's been wonderful coding music.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 19, 2009, 07:34:37 pm
MARCH MADNESS IS HERE!!!

Couldn't have come at a better time for me.  Anyone else here fill out a bracket?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 20, 2009, 12:24:18 am
I love watching the Republican Party descend into utter lunacy. The latest inanity is that dictionaries have a liberal bias (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/19/bernard-goldberg-dictiona_n_177123.html)? Seriously!

Compendiumites, this is the embarrassing spectacle of a cultural movement in its death throes. What began with Barry Goldwater ends with Bill O'Reilly, and I think it'll be a long time before the American right finds a new philosophy for itself. There's no such thing as "conservatism" anymore...just a funny farm with Ronald Reagan padded wallpaper where everybody rolls around on the floor frothing at the mouth and shouting out the occasional slogan like "family values" or "big government."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 20, 2009, 03:59:14 am
I love watching the Republican Party descend into utter lunacy. The latest inanity is that dictionaries have a liberal bias (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/19/bernard-goldberg-dictiona_n_177123.html)? Seriously!

Compendiumites, this is the embarrassing spectacle of a cultural movement in its death throes. What began with Barry Goldwater ends with Bill O'Reilly, and I think it'll be a long time before the American right finds a new philosophy for itself. There's no such thing as "conservatism" anymore...just a funny farm with Ronald Reagan padded wallpaper where everybody rolls around on the floor frothing at the mouth and shouting out the occasional slogan like "family values" or "big government."
Spoken like a true gloating liberal.

Actually I can't argue your main point though, I do agree that the republicans have been making fools of themselves for quite a while now.  I don't agree with everything O'Reilly or Hannity have to say...  I'm more on the lines of Mark Levine, who just gets pissed off at everybody in government.

To me conservatism should stop at government practice, and stay out of the religious family orientations.  I'm a 26 year old single man who has seen both my mother and sister go through divorces.  The sanctity of marriage is a crock without adding gays into the mix, so to hell with any politicians who want to ride that wave of nonsense.

I apologize, this kind of talk belongs in the frustration thread.  Time for some happy.


I like zombie movies.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 20, 2009, 10:53:01 am
Equinox, yo!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 21, 2009, 11:17:22 pm
I love watching the Republican Party descend into utter lunacy. The latest inanity is that dictionaries have a liberal bias (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/19/bernard-goldberg-dictiona_n_177123.html)? Seriously!

Well dictionaries are certainly more progressive than conservative, as indicated by the very fact that they keep adding new words each year and adjusting meanings to fit the current usage.

Imagine, if you will, dictionaries being controlled by hardline conservatives. Instead of "Automobile" we'd have "Horseless Carriage," "synergy" would be totally absent, and it is even dubious as to if "epigenetic" would be included. I'm sure one could think of more humerous examples, too.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on March 22, 2009, 01:36:23 am
I like zombie movies.

28 Days Later.

Not 28 Weeks Later.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: neo-fusion on March 22, 2009, 03:34:27 am
MARCH MADNESS IS HERE!!!

Couldn't have come at a better time for me.  Anyone else here fill out a bracket?

I did, my east south and west regions are near perfect. But my Midwest failed miserably... stupid BC and WV... I still have all of my final four and went perfect today.

I am sure that I am still in the running for the cash in my dad's work pool. (Defending champion =D)

Anyway, I love Chrono Trigger. Lol.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 23, 2009, 04:10:40 am
Hamantaschen!

Just when I thought I wouldn't get any this year...bam!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 24, 2009, 09:15:57 am
Me again, eh?

Carl Sagan!

Everyone who isn't already familiar with him should read his books or watch his TV documentary series "Cosmos" (available on Netflix). If you've ever wanted to get more interested in science, he's what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 24, 2009, 10:49:54 am
The BBC.

Setting aside the fantabulousness that is Doctor Who, the BBC apparently created a movie about Jesus ages ago (titled Son of Man). Only the BBC could portray him as a short, pudgy, angry, hostile man and do so in such a perfect way. There is a certain beauty about seeing Jesus battle a crowd passionately over the command to "love your enemy." Unfortunately, I've only seen clips of it so far, but as soon as I can find a full version...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 24, 2009, 05:22:08 pm
FINALLY doin' some standup again tonight!  I'm excited as 10 jams!!!

So...y'all should come out to North Hollywood tonight and watch me! :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 24, 2009, 06:53:32 pm
The BBC.
Wallace and Gromit and Narnia.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 24, 2009, 07:25:52 pm
Horizon is a really entertaining pop-science show on the BBC, also worth watching.  If you search tv-links type sites you can find a lot of episodes. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 25, 2009, 10:22:31 am
Garfield Minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/)

Utter brilliance, funny enough that I cry almost every time I read a strip, and an impressively simple concept.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 25, 2009, 04:41:28 pm
Garfield Minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/)

Utter brilliance, funny enough that I cry almost every time I read a strip, and an impressively simple concept.
Hear hear.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on March 26, 2009, 03:05:14 am
http://www.goats.com/

(I fail at forum hyperlinks.)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 26, 2009, 05:16:56 am
Garfield Minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/)

Utter brilliance, funny enough that I cry almost every time I read a strip, and an impressively simple concept.
Hear hear.

I have to admit I think it's kinda depressing...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 26, 2009, 12:12:26 pm
I love being such a good writer. Of course, these things are relative, so at the same time I wish I were a better writer. But I definitely love what I've already got!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on March 26, 2009, 04:18:38 pm
I love being such a good writer. Of course, these things are relative, so at the same time I wish I were a better writer. But I definitely love what I've already got!
What I've found is that when you write stuff at first you're like OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING!!! Then, after you write the rest of it or let it sit for a year or two, you come back and it's all complete and utter garbage. Where was I going with this plot? This detail? This character? This whole story, for that matter! I remember writing a fiction book in, like, fifth grade about potatoes. But now I look at it and I question whether or not you really wrote that.

My suggestion for you, from a fellow author, is to have a whole bunch of people read it a whole lot, then look at it yourself when it's done and figure out how you really feel about it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 26, 2009, 04:21:19 pm
Curiously, I'm the opposite; when I write I have a hard time finishing because it's complete garbage. It is only after a while and I forget about it that I start to think it might be good enough to even show other people.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on March 26, 2009, 04:40:39 pm
What I've found is that when you write stuff at first you're like OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING!!! Then, after you write the rest of it or let it sit for a year or two, you come back and it's all complete and utter garbage.

That's a sign of your development. The good news is that at this point in my life I have enough writing behind me that I can look back and find bits that have aged well, and so I can happily report that even a decidedly imperfect writer can have the occasional stroke of genius.

Interestingly: I have noticed that listening to music tends to reduce the quality of my writing. Nowadays, most of my serious writing is done in silence.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on March 26, 2009, 07:20:05 pm
What I've found is that when you write stuff at first you're like OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING!!! Then, after you write the rest of it or let it sit for a year or two, you come back and it's all complete and utter garbage.

That's a sign of your development. The good news is that at this point in my life I have enough writing behind me that I can look back and find bits that have aged well, and so I can happily report that even a decidedly imperfect writer can have the occasional stroke of genius.

I'm familiar with that effect. There's a ton of old stuff I wrote for projects and such, and it's really dull compared to what I have now. For instance, I used to sort of drift in and out of using RPG Maker and working on a game, and it wasn't until recently I got the determination to really go for it, and work on a project that I was really satisfied doing and could enjoy working on. Looking at my writing and ideas now, I've really matured a lot.

...I feel great.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: skylark on March 26, 2009, 07:52:06 pm
I don't need to wait that long to see something that's already wrong with my Chrono: TTSOD fic.

I need to switch around the main lead's prologues: Looking back, Schala's part should really come first. Second, I need to change some inconsistencies concerning another character's appearance.

With all this talk of writing ideas looking good on paper (ha ha ha), but not quite standing the test of time, I wonder if I should send someone a complete outline of my story (spoilers and all). I mean, I think I have a good premise, but I also think it would be wise to get a second opinion for something this big.

Might as well. It's not like anybody's given me any feedback/criticisms anyway. :(

But who to ask... gotta be somebody who's been here a while, and has a good amount of knowledge on the theories and facts of the series. I'm thinking Faustwolf is my safest bet, but he might be too busy for something like that...

I'll figure it out eventually, I guess. :?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on March 26, 2009, 08:19:07 pm
Garfield Minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/)

Utter brilliance, funny enough that I cry almost every time I read a strip, and an impressively simple concept.
Hear hear.

I have to admit I think it's kinda depressing...
That's one of the reasons it's hilarious. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 27, 2009, 05:04:45 pm
I always felt bad for Jon.....

Anyway I love doing standup comedy.  Three nights in a row this week!  BOOYA
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on March 27, 2009, 08:52:44 pm
I always felt bad for Jon.....

Anyway I love doing standup comedy.  Three nights in a row this week!  BOOYA

Record it and post it here please.  :D

EDIT: I can't spell apparently.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on March 28, 2009, 12:40:30 am
Good luck with your gigs, Shee! We're all cheering for you!

I love tape. I finally got my headphones to sit right! Oh, and diet coke. And pizza! And spriting. Yeah. I love a lot of stuff right now.
Also World of Warcraft Tavern Music album. Such pretty musics.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 28, 2009, 05:57:55 pm
Y'all are great!  I had one of those dewey eyed smiles last night as I read the encouragement.  Maybe it's because I was already ornery and half drunk.  Before I get to that, funny story.

I'm playin' college hoops 2k8, and I'm down by 7 before the end of the first half, 'bout 2 minutes to go.  I sub in all my starters and start puttin' on the music on the ol' 360, which is something I normally don't do because I try to play to the rhythm of the music instead of the hoops.  Anyway, my Heineken was telling me to play music, so i did.  On shuffle.  First (and subsequently only) song to pop up?  The Undersea Palace OST.  What happens next can only be described as hoops magic as I go into the locker room with an 8 point lead.  4 POINT PLAY!  Fouled on the 3 attempt and STILL sank it!  Only the UNdersea Palace could allow that!  But, I had to turn it off in the second half as I opened with 2 turnovers...LOVE IT!

ANYWAY y'all asked so here you are:  it's a performance of mine from last October in DC.  It's a small crowd and it's earlier in my comedy career, but hopefully you'll find laughs.  This material has gotten better since this time and I've got new stuff, too.  One of these performances coming up is going to be recorded I'm sure....but this is all I have for now....geez everyone is gonna know my full name and sheeeeit....

Foul Language, so you know...
/disclaimer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsg5dA-Y4vU

There are 3 parts...this is a link to the first...enjoy!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on March 28, 2009, 06:02:12 pm
^  Herpes *is* funny  :lol:

No time to watch the rest though, off to work.  I'll definitely check them out tonight tho'.

Too bad the sound quality is, well...  shit.  But can't expect much more from a handheld camera like that.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on March 28, 2009, 06:13:14 pm
Pretty funny stuff Shee :D Kinda want to try that Herpes commercial prank now.
Hope you get better sound quality on your next recording. Gotta show this to my family. They love standup.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on March 28, 2009, 06:18:05 pm
THANKS GUYS!!  I really appreciate it.  Most people who have watched liked parts 2 and 3 the best, but the problem is that quality is awful.

I swear that the next will be better!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on March 28, 2009, 08:58:26 pm
Dude Shee you're pretty damned good.

"If you have an erection for more than 4 hours you shouldn't seek a doctor immediately, you should seek a new girlfriend immediately because someone's not doing their job"

lmao  :lol:. I think I may have to steal that joke from you.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on March 30, 2009, 03:21:11 am
I am now a fan of Shee. God, that guy holding the camera has the funniest laugh, though. Reminds me of Goofy's Heee-yuck laugh. In the first one, you seemed more nervous than in the other two, so I think that's what affected your performance, but you definitely have good stage performance and some pretty good jokes. Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: skylark on March 30, 2009, 12:56:32 pm
Nice stuff, Shee.

It would be kinda weird to see a mafia hitman in a yellow tracksuit. :P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: idioticidioms on March 30, 2009, 08:31:27 pm
actually, when you think about, it would be the perfect cover. Imagine if you will, Shee in a Yellow tracksuit and a headband, running laps and some guy starts talking shit, so he walks up to him and slaps him lightly in the face, I think the conversation would go something like this.

"You tracksuit makes you look gay!"
*slaps* "I know you did not just call my tracksuit gay"
"You're right, I called you gay."
"obviously, you do not know who it is that you are messing with."
"oh yeah? and who is that"
*snaps fingers and two mafia goons appear out of nowhere and drags the idiot off*
"oh, nobody in particular"
*returns to jogging*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on March 30, 2009, 11:52:47 pm
I have a little over 5 pounds of pork tenderloin cooked up, and I'm all alone with it...yum!


EDIT:  ugg...post needs move to the frustration thread, I've had to much white meat not feel great...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on March 31, 2009, 02:58:05 pm
The Jesus Dub videos that have been around since 2003ish. After watching them so many times, they are still hilarious.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Jesus+Dub&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f#

Peter: Jesus, I thought you were my friend.
Jesus: I am, I just don't have time for you. You see, I'm Jesus, I'm a very important person.
Peter: Aw, man!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: nightmare975 on April 01, 2009, 06:02:39 pm
I love this place too much, I can't leave.

Besides, I have too much going on with Faust's projects to just leave like that.

Sorry if I scared anyone.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on April 01, 2009, 06:11:45 pm
I love this place too much, I can't leave.

Besides, I have too much going on with Faust's projects to just leave like that.

Sorry if I scared anyone.
That's okay, I never believe anything I hear on the internet on this day anyways.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on April 01, 2009, 07:51:24 pm
Yep...just like crack  :grimm
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Setheus on April 02, 2009, 02:54:17 am
I love Fallout 3 xD
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on April 02, 2009, 05:04:59 pm
Quote from: Gilbert Arenas
You can trap me, you can double me, you can foul me, but the one thing you'll never do is stop me. I will drive the lane. I am Gilbert Arenas. We are the Wizards.

It's been a long time coming.  But my boy Agent Zero is back.  I've been heartbroken and hungover, but doggone it Gilbert Arenas is on national tv tonight, and all is well with the world.

Nightmare...thanks for stayin'
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on April 03, 2009, 11:19:01 am
Content Paradise has Poser 7 for sale for 99.99.  Sounds expensive until you realize the retail price is, like, 220.something.

http://www.contentparadise.com/us/user/poser_7_english_full_version_product_25804

I'm downloading it right now, and looking forward to playing with it.

Edit:  Definitely doing some Crono figures with it!  I'll post those when the time comes.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on April 04, 2009, 05:32:59 am
I love flying. I don't know what amazes me more: the technology that makes this possible, the views and perspective to be had from up in the above, or the fact that most people who fly will surround themselves with such diversities of diversions in order to endure the monotony.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MagilsugaM on April 05, 2009, 06:08:35 am
I love Dead Space....
And love 4 girls...
One is too young (3 years difference) but she is a gamer...
One loves me but can't be with me because she loves someone who can't love her back...
One is the second one friend...
Last one is just too cute and gamer... XD  :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on April 05, 2009, 06:30:00 am
Last one sounds like a winner.

I love 360 games that give you more than just points for achievements.

Hooray new gamerpic!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on April 05, 2009, 04:51:34 pm
I love carbanara, king of all pastas. Not that lousy crap they give you at Olive Garden, but REAL carbanara, homemade by a person who actually knows how to cook. Heavy cream, eggs, parmesan cheese, bacon and bacon ends (<3), pepper, and cold baby shrimp and more cheese on top... Probably not the healthiest food in the world, but it's good for the soul!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 05, 2009, 08:03:47 pm
Dude, I'll have to try that pasta, sounds scrumptious, and would be a nice change from Angel Hair.

I effing LOVE the Chrono Compendium. So, I wanted to make a new tech demo video that involves Ayla fighting Magus to music from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (er, don't ask), and I just realized today that in the history of Chronodom, nobody's ever made a Pro Action Replay character modifier code for the SNES version of CT. So first thing I do is go to Kajar Labs' Memory address thread, and what do I find but everything I need. Seriously, in any other fan community this could not happen. I had to hack Seiken Densetsu III savestates for a character modifier the hard way awhile back.

That said, character modifier codes for SNES Chrono Trigger:

First PC modifier: 7E2980 xx
Second PC modifier: 7E2981 xx
Third PC modifier: 7E2982 xx

where xx...
00 = Crono
01 = Marle
02 = Lucca
03 = Robo
04 = Frog
05 = Ayla
06 = Magus
FF = (presumably) empty character slot
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Setheus on April 06, 2009, 03:04:37 pm
I love this Torpedo from Quiznos. . . . Yummie  :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 06, 2009, 03:36:41 pm
I love Togo's

Sure, they're nearly impossible to find, but they put Subway and Quizzno's to shame (or at least they used to, its been years since I had one of their subs).

I also love Iron Man (the movie, in this specific case). And in this particular case, the music from the movie.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Setheus on April 07, 2009, 08:59:01 am
The Jesus Dub videos that have been around since 2003ish. After watching them so many times, they are still hilarious.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Jesus+Dub&hl=en&emb=0&aq=f#

Peter: Jesus, I thought you were my friend.
Jesus: I am, I just don't have time for you. You see, I'm Jesus, I'm a very important person.
Peter: Aw, man!

OMG! Ive never seen one of those before xD Those are hilarious
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on April 07, 2009, 11:26:48 am
Wrestlemania! Sadly it was paper view so I couldn't watch it, but it's still awesome. Undertaker beat HBK! Now 17 - 0 at Wrestlemania. Awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 07, 2009, 12:33:01 pm
Wrestling Video Games.

So much more realistic than the real thing ;)

Seriously though, some of the best times I've spent with friends have been around the TV playing wrestling games. It’s probably the bad imitations of taunts that get through around; you just don't get that sort of thing while discussing plato or politics.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on April 08, 2009, 01:30:03 am
I wanted to watch Wrestlemania but couldnt order it where I'm living at right now, which was a bummer.  Good to hear 'Taker kept the streak going.  I hear JR was on fire.  That make me happy.  When was the last time HBK won, by the way?  Hate to say it, but he really puts over other people now.  Wrestling games are awesome.  Hell In a Cell, always fun!

Did some more comedy tonight, felt good to gut myself on the mic.  Slow opening 2 minutes then it really picked up which was AWESOME!  Much better to get laughs than jail time for dealing with shit.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on April 08, 2009, 08:36:28 am
I watched part of Wrestlemania with my bro. I saw this stupid thing they did for Cena, where a whole bunch of people dressed like him came out and lined up, then started doing his YOU CANNOT SEE ME hand thing. I liked watching the people try and do it at the same time but FAIL.

I love this SPED class. I can sit and do nothing and no one will be upset about it. ... except me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FouCapitan on April 09, 2009, 02:38:06 am
Haven't gotten really into a wrestling game since waaaay back in the day with LJN's Wrestemania for the SNES.

Sometimes I think developers have made things too complicated.  Back then it was simply punch, kick, run, walk around and pin.  Now you can have dozens upon dozens of different button combinations to remember.

Now suddenly I'm trying to think of any wrestling game that doesn't require you to be a rapid button tapper.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MagilsugaM on April 11, 2009, 08:48:13 am
Love Fallout3 but hate it aswell because of the ramdom crashes.... Is so freaking annoying...
Even though the game is so awesome!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 11, 2009, 01:21:39 pm
Love my new dorky avatar that's made from DeviantArt by Cefin, who also did a pretty cool similar close-up of Gaara's eye & his "love" tattoo...I guess I love both of these fanarts too, so, yeah...!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Schala Zeal on April 11, 2009, 01:51:18 pm
I don't know any Hay-sus that was important.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on April 11, 2009, 02:09:26 pm
That guy's eye is SCARY. Cool, though.

I is love POTATOES. Just got home form an adventure to Denny's and had hash browns with my egg and ham and cheese sammich. Their hash browns are to DIE for.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on April 11, 2009, 03:05:28 pm
That eye is pretty feminine.  Not gonna lie.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 11, 2009, 05:24:33 pm
That eye is pretty feminine.  Not gonna lie.
I have to agree.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Asafigow on April 11, 2009, 11:50:47 pm
...POTATOES...are to DIE for.

That and biking are my greatest loves in all the world. Once I marry, my wife will be my greatest love, too.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 12, 2009, 02:33:18 am
Um, the first eye (the Byakugan one) IS female...I didn't think it was confusable >_>...Cefin's got some other Byakugan pics done of guys' eyes (or maybe it was Sharingan done with a guy's eyes, I forget) though...But I just didn't like them as much (not much of a Neji fan)...the Gaara one I grabbed just cause I thought it looked cool...I'm not much of a Gaara fan either, so if someone wanted to convert that into their rav, they wouldn't have to worry that someone else here was wearing the same dress...or w/e lol
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 13, 2009, 04:39:13 pm
Krazy Glue. Fixed my glasses, so I can see! No more chipped old glasses with an obsolete prescription YAAAAY!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on April 13, 2009, 05:01:52 pm
I wish I could say the same for my glasses. Old, crooked... painful. The nosepiece has fallen off and the left ear piece is all scratched up. Not to mention it seems like they're always dirty, but they're just scratched up.

I love my bio teacher. Thanks to a bunch of previously uncounted grades, I now have a 67 or 69 as opposed to 51. Yay.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Daniel Krispin on April 13, 2009, 05:02:38 pm
Leonard Cohen.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 13, 2009, 05:32:34 pm
Leonard Cohen.
"Hallelujah"?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on April 14, 2009, 09:20:33 pm
I love my tablet.
I just replaced the pen nib after using the same one for a little under three years. It's amazing how much shorter the old one is than the new one. Yay tablets!

Also, does anyone know if the Intuos 4 is any better than the Intuos 3?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on April 16, 2009, 08:10:51 pm
Just got called in to read for the producers of this movie.  I hope it's a good sign and I hope I don't muff it.  For as much of a drag it is to have to wait or to not get a role for smallest thing, getting called in to read for something is always damn exciting.

Here's to kicking ass and chewing bubblegum!

And I just ran out of bubblegum...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on April 16, 2009, 08:19:31 pm
Good luck Shee!
When you get the role, you'd better let us in on the midnight showing :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on April 19, 2009, 05:51:41 pm
Thanks for the support!  As stated in other threads, it dind't work out.  So it goes.  What I DO love, though, is the NBA playoffs.  Anyone else watching?  Granted, I am the resident sports junkie it seems so I guess i can't be too surprised if the response is small.  Don't hate, sometimes hoops is all I got!!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 20, 2009, 12:27:51 am
I've never been a sports fan.  I like playing them, but I just don't really find that much entertainment seeing a bunch of guys throwing, shooting, whacking or some other activity involving a ball.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 20, 2009, 10:53:33 am
Aye, Delta, I'm the same way. Though I do enjoy sporting events for the social situations; the fact that there is a game going on is of secondary or lower importance. It just gives a bunch of friends an excuse to get together, eat really unhealthy food, and talk.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on April 20, 2009, 01:05:56 pm
Although I do like the super bowl commercials.   :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 20, 2009, 02:46:20 pm
I've never been a sports fan.  I like playing them, but I just don't really find that much entertainment seeing a bunch of guys throwing, shooting, whacking or some other activity involving a ball.

I agree, but I can see where the appeal comes from. I think George Carlin said it best, but I can't remember what he said so to paraphrase: Sports
(specifically football, soccer, hockey, stuff like that) are miniature, commercialized versions of war. You have your red vs. blue, everyone picks a side and gets involved as though it were actually them fighting/playing. They try to take each other's land with posession of a weapon/ball/puck/whatever that the other side desperately wants to get to. In theory, it's pretty exciting. In practice, it's fun to be involved in the actual sport/battle, but watching it seems to fall short of entertainment.


I used to love watching people play video games. Now I'd much rather play or get that crap outta here. Same thing.

Although I do like the super bowl commercials.   :D
Agreed again. They pump so much money into them, there's always at least a gem or two.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 20, 2009, 07:41:26 pm
I enjoy watching some sports...Football (Americano), Tennis (usually just womens for no other reason than to see girls like Sharapova scream their lungs out, but I'll watch mens occasionally as well), X-games (fruit booting is not an X-game to me though and never will be) and a slew of Olympics stuff...

Mostly I see it as the thrill & excitement of seeing these people who are the best living their lives by focusing on precise physical conditioning. This is exemplified in Football, I think, because each position is so specialized and different from one another but still relies on one another (the "team" concept)...One weak link can bring down the whole chain, but sometimes it can be countered with other exceptionally strong points...Seeing what can or could be done with one's body is amazing to me.

Then there's also the cultural aspects of having teams or players represent various regions which can be interesting for completely different reasons.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on April 20, 2009, 09:47:07 pm
Man, Sharapova and several other women on the tennis circuit are friggin' hot, like where it's not even debatable.  But the grunting...oh man the grunting.  If you weren't watching the screen but could hear the audio, it would sound like a mix of rape, giving birth, a nasty poo, and getting stabbed.  Not a pleasant mix.  The worst though, was a male.  Gustavo Kuerten.  I think he might of taken the French Open a few years back.  Big grunter.  His was more of a teasing constipation.

The Magic muffed it against the 76ers..can't be having that anymore.  I am, at the time of this posting, watching the Bulls go toe to toe with the Celtics.  I hate the Celtics.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 21, 2009, 12:36:17 am
Speaking of which, after going over my freeones (a site I also love) list I apparently love them Czech/Russian girls...Oooooooh yeah. Not that I have a favorite country of origin for fav female types or anything...but they sure do pump out the fine ones at a fairly consistent rate...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: skylark on April 21, 2009, 01:37:13 am
I agree, but I can see where the appeal comes from. I think George Carlin said it best, but I can't remember what he said so to paraphrase: Sports
(specifically football, soccer, hockey, stuff like that) are miniature, commercialized versions of war. You have your red vs. blue, everyone picks a side and gets involved as though it were actually them fighting/playing. They try to take each other's land with posession of a weapon/ball/puck/whatever that the other side desperately wants to get to. In theory, it's pretty exciting. In practice, it's fun to be involved in the actual sport/battle, but watching it seems to fall short of entertainment.

Oh, you just had to quote Carlin.

Must... resist... urge... to post... entire... Baseball VS Football... segment... >_<
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 21, 2009, 11:03:37 am
Seeing what can or could be done with one's body is amazing to me.

I generally find the drive that leads one to do such to be far more interesting than the end goal itself. As such, I love the biographies that they'll sometimes give for athletes during the olympics, often more than the events themselves.

mmm... biographies.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on April 21, 2009, 04:43:51 pm
I love my Grandma.
I get home from school, and there's eggs and toast and a glass of milk waiting for me. Yay food!
 
Also, the cherry blossom tree just outside my window is blooming. It's really fun to watch the petals fly everywhere.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 22, 2009, 01:09:28 am
FW totally read my mind about those Triforce threads, awesome! ^_^
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 23, 2009, 10:16:03 am
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was effing amazing! Such a great, touching anime. I've now found an anime I'm willing to say beats out Akira as my fav anime of all time. Yeah, I went there!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Asafigow on April 23, 2009, 12:07:03 pm
Chess. I challenge any and ALL!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 23, 2009, 12:20:21 pm
Friends. I make music as a solo artist or what have you, and after playing and singing a song for a friend, he recommended I sing for HIS friend's band, which is looking for a vocalist. I happened to have the guy's number already so I called him and I'm trying out tonight!

If sparks fly, this could be rather fun. I haven't been in a band with other people since high school, as it's very hard to find a group of musicians all on the same page, with each person playing a different instrument and having a practice space available.

Here's hoping!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on April 23, 2009, 12:40:46 pm
Chess. I challenge any and ALL!
I dare you to take on Parker. He will make you cry in shame.

I love iced tea. It's just... so yummy. I don't know why I hated it before, though!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: RedNeckJiuJitsu on April 23, 2009, 04:03:14 pm
Friends. I make music as a solo artist or what have you, and after playing and singing a song for a friend, he recommended I sing for HIS friend's band, which is looking for a vocalist. I happened to have the guy's number already so I called him and I'm trying out tonight!

If sparks fly, this could be rather fun. I haven't been in a band with other people since high school, as it's very hard to find a group of musicians all on the same page, with each person playing a different instrument and having a practice space available.

Here's hoping!

I do some songwriting and play guitar and sing a little bit... Came to school for music business to figure out how to get myself a record deal and then in 4 years decided I dunno how much I wanna be on the road all year long even if I can improve my singing and guitar enough to get that...

Having said that, I do still love songwriting. The feeling of sitting there and putting down words in a rhythmic pattern that nobody has heard yet, and being able to sing along with it is wunderbar.


And chess is good, though I haven't played in years... Online game sometime?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 23, 2009, 04:50:26 pm
Creative writing.

It's such a wonderful outlet. At times it feels like a good writing session is better than a good night's sleep.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on April 23, 2009, 05:29:56 pm
Mr. B I hope that it works out for you.  I miss being in a band so much sometimes...of course being a drummer it's usually easier for me to find people to jam with.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Asafigow on April 23, 2009, 08:09:00 pm
Chess. I challenge any and ALL!
I dare you to take on Parker. He will make you cry in shame.

Honestly, I don't care if I win or lose, or who I play. I lost horribly to a rival the other day, and all I wanted to do was play again just for the sake of playing.

Quote from: RedNeckJiuJitsu
And chess is good, though I haven't played in years... Online game sometime?

If I can find a website to do that on.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 27, 2009, 04:22:45 pm
November (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollhouse_(TV_series)#Recurring_cast).

Not the month, the character (and thus subsequently the actress) from Joss Whedon's new series, Dollhouse.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 27, 2009, 07:21:04 pm
Has Dollhouse picked up yet? I tried watching the series for a while, but always found myself yawning within the first 15 minutes of every show and wondering why it seemed like it was lasting longer than the canceled Christian Slater show My Own Worst Enemy (hello almost identical concept!)...

Speaking of Joss Whedon, I just started to watch Firefly (never had the chance before) and it definitely deserves to get put in this thread. I only watched the first 3 episodes and I'm ALREADY sad that it got s-canned...I'm gonna have to watch the movie again (which I saw before I started to watch the series :lol:) afterwords...Makes me happier that I've seen so much of the cast in other great~good things since they were on Firefly (the movie Slither, that Chuck show, and of course that Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles show)...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 28, 2009, 12:19:19 am
Yeah, Summer Glau is a fantastic actress, and in Terminator, she's actually pretty attractive too. She's kinda creepy in Firefly.

I too saw Serenity (the movie) before watching the show (I specify the movie because unfortunately the pilot episode is also titled "Serenity" and is also an hour and a half and can be a bit confusing if you're just looking at a filename and play-time), but come on? A space western? Instant win. So I bought the series on iTunes, which I don't reccommend for people who are aspect-ratio crazy like myself, as the iTunes versions are cropped to 4:3 instead of the widescreen format in which it was originally filmed. It didn't bug me enough not to watch, and I have to say that show's right up there with Futurama and Arrested Development as far as quality that got cancelled. (Also, Futurama got four movies post-cancellation and Arrested Development the Movie is in the works. FULL CIRCLE BABY!)

I've seen three or four episodes of Dollhouse, but it really seems like Firefly characters re-hashed into a contemporary setting, without the mystery. I really liked the second episode when she was hunted, and the third gives some background info on the characters if I'm not mistaken, but I failed to pay much more attention to it after that.

But V, make sure you see the Firefly episode titled "Out of Gas" just because it's fantastic. That is, it's fantastic IF you like understanding how everybody got to where they are.

And for now, I bid you all adieu, as The Colbert Report is about to come on. I love Stephen Colbert. Lately he hasn't been as laugh out loud funny, but his show is pretty sharp. I actually find it to be less funny after watching The Daily Show, hence my posting now. See ya in 30 haha.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 28, 2009, 12:30:05 am
Quote from: Mr Bekkler
Yeah, Summer Glau is a fantastic actress, and in Terminator, she's actually pretty attractive too. She's kinda creepy in Firefly.
Hahaha, I haven't seen Firefly, but she really creeped me out in the later half of Terminator's second season sometimes, so I probably can't begin to imagine how Whedon wrote her part.

I'll say that I love Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles precisely because of how flawed I felt it was. The series managed to deliver some really, really spectacular episodes -- "Dungeons and Dragons"; "Alison From Palmdale"; "Self-Made Man" -- along with really, really sucktastic episodes, all before completely jumping the shark on its way out. It's like a complete study of what to do and what not to do in writing, all wrapped up into one neat package.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on April 28, 2009, 01:08:18 am
Terminator comes out in exactly a month (I believe). I'm pretty excited about it. Christian Bale is one of my favorite actors so I have high hopes that this movie will not royally suck.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on April 28, 2009, 01:59:00 am
Hahaha, I haven't seen Firefly, but she really creeped me out in the later half of Terminator's second season sometimes, so I probably can't begin to imagine how Whedon wrote her part.
Faust drop what your doing and at least watch the first two episodes of Firefly, NOW!

I glad you got around to finally watching it V. Sad thing it was canceled but I not too mad about it. Joss was able to end it on a High note, it never got milk to death, and is just small enough that every one has seen the whole thing. Firefly has got a relatively unique little spot, that is perfect for its crowd.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 28, 2009, 02:14:23 am
I love Hulu.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Acacia Sgt on April 28, 2009, 02:26:42 am
Not going to school until May 6.

That would have been great and could have been better than it is if it wasn't for the reason. Terrible.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on April 28, 2009, 02:29:37 am
I...Am...Serge...


...and I love that.

TY Faust
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: RedNeckJiuJitsu on April 28, 2009, 03:30:55 am
I love T:TSCC. Are they on season break now, or is it over?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 28, 2009, 10:35:58 am
Yeah, Dollhouse has picked up a good bit since the first few episodes. A lot of shows start with a blank-of-the-week, but Dollhouse dropped that fairly quickly and is setting up a nice plot arc.

But aye, the first two or three episodes of Firefly really should be required viewing for everyone. Indeed, I should petition to have my local school district make it part of the curriculum.

Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on April 28, 2009, 03:52:54 pm
Found Firefly on Hulu and had a chance to watch the first couple minutes. Looks pretty interesting, I'll definitely catch the first few episodes.

Quote from: RedNeckJiuJitsu
I love T:TSCC. Are they on season break now, or is it over?
I'd say it's very much done. The writers completely scuttled it in the last episode, just like a high-tech nuclear sub crew completely blowing up their ship so it doesn't fall into enemy hands.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on April 28, 2009, 05:42:34 pm
I had no idea that Firefly was up on Hulu right now, Awesome.Oh wait...I own it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 28, 2009, 06:35:00 pm
Found Firefly on Hulu and had a chance to watch the first couple minutes. Looks pretty interesting, I'll definitely catch the first few episodes.

We'll have a brown coat waiting for you.

... one of us! one of us! one of us!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 29, 2009, 12:13:03 am
Found Firefly on Hulu and had a chance to watch the first couple minutes. Looks pretty interesting, I'll definitely catch the first few episodes.

We'll have a brown coat waiting for you.

... one of us! one of us! one of us!

 :D is it two words? brown coat or browncoat, like the old name for the brits: redcoats. i prefer to think of the latter.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: RedNeckJiuJitsu on April 29, 2009, 03:22:26 am
Found Firefly on Hulu and had a chance to watch the first couple minutes. Looks pretty interesting, I'll definitely catch the first few episodes.

Quote from: RedNeckJiuJitsu
I love T:TSCC. Are they on season break now, or is it over?
I'd say it's very much done. The writers completely scuttled it in the last episode, just like a high-tech nuclear sub crew completely blowing up their ship so it doesn't fall into enemy hands.

Figures. The shows I like generally end up on somebody's list sooner rather than later... At least Heroes is still goin.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 29, 2009, 03:24:37 am
At least Heroes is still goin.

Amen to that, brother.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on April 29, 2009, 03:38:22 am
At least Heroes is still goin.

Amen to that, brother.

tho, imo, they have gone downhill a bit...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 29, 2009, 03:44:32 am
I think they've managed to salvage the wreck caused by the writer's strike pretty well. It feels like they're still working the kinks out because of all that to me though at times...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on April 29, 2009, 03:46:49 am
the whole matt parkman thing just isnt really cutting it for me...

Hes in love with that girl.

That girl dies.

Then he finds out he has a baby and magically falls in love with who he previously was with, no mention or 2nd thought to the woman he loved who died just days ago!

It also seems like they turned Hiro and Ando into comic relief for a while.... which, they're the coolest 2 characters.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 29, 2009, 03:49:42 am
I didn't get the feeling that he was falling in love with his ex-wife...just that he was willing to get together or w/e so they could raise their kid.

I mostly agree with the Hiro & Ando thing...That was especially apparent when they were dealing with the speedster, but it's sort of changed...now they're trying hard to make Ando cool and his own character rather than just the guy who hangs around Hiro...Hiro is cool. Ando is not, no matter how hard they try to make him one of the Heroes. I don't even understand his stupid power.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Asafigow on April 29, 2009, 10:57:36 am
Ando is basically an ultra battery. He can super charge other peoples powers just by touching them and can also shoot lightning. He's just doing what anyother little kid would do if they got super powers. He'll freak out at first, then go wild over them(which he's doing right now), but since he's an adult he'll eventually get seriuos.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: RedNeckJiuJitsu on April 29, 2009, 05:13:35 pm
I agree that Heroes did go downhill a little bit after season 1, but given that season 2 had David Anders in it (an Alias alum), I'm more inclined to like it. Same with Greg Grunberg's character of Parkman... Having said that, I need to catch up. Last episode I watched was "Our Father" in mid-season...


Also, I also love that my GOOD copy of CTDS came in the mail today. I'm pretty sure I won't have the save data corruption problem I had on the first one, especially since there's already a save game with characters at about level 70. I was tempted to do a new game plus, especially since I just played through a new game on the SNES Emu Coliseum hack, but decided not to.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on April 30, 2009, 02:21:22 am
I love Patrick Stewart. He is easily one of the great thespians of our day. Maybe I'm biased, because he'll always be Picard to me.

As I watched him in "Darmok" last night, watched him comprehend the story of Darmok and Jilad, I was touched. When, in his moment of realization at the story's end, he says, "They left together," in my mind it was one of the great moments in television. Not just TNG, but all television...and I've seen my share. For that matter, I imagine it was one of the great moments in Picard's life, perhaps not appreciated exactly then, but certain to be remembered forever afterward.

More than the lion's share of the excellence of that moment is due to Patrick Stewart's acting. He's so damn good. He outshines everyone on the stage or on the screen with him. Many real people seem less human than some of his characters. He can act better than many of us can be ourselves. My hat goes off to him. He's something special.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 30, 2009, 12:09:42 pm
Firefly is one of the best shows ever. It knocks off Farscape & Red Dwarf from the top of the sci-fi pile for me (where Farscape previously knocked off TNG) and tons of other shows from the top tv show pile itself. Just brilliant, outstanding & well-crafted all-around. I even love the theme song! Great cast too...even some really good guest stars...such good characters. Cut down in its prime...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 30, 2009, 12:22:21 pm
Firefly is one of the best shows ever. It knocks off Farscape & Red Dwarf from the top of the sci-fi pile for me (where Farscape previously knocked off TNG) and tons of other shows from the top tv show pile itself. Just brilliant, outstanding & well-crafted all-around. I even love the theme song! Great cast too...even some really good guest stars...such good characters. Cut down in its prime...

I hate that theme song. That's the only think I wish would go. That, and Simon being a prude.
"Bang her!" - me yelling at tv.  :)

(thankfully, they made Serenity, which did away with both these things, and created a good stand-alone story for people who never even saw the show, while rounding out everyone's continued stories and giving closure for the most part. Let's get some picket-signs for Serenity 2!!!)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on April 30, 2009, 12:34:37 pm
No way, you can't beat a good fiddle & acoustic guitar...it can't be done. :lol: The music for the whole series was really stand-out, actually.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 30, 2009, 12:46:57 pm
I loved the music for the whole series, except the theme song. Take away the vocals and I'm sold.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on April 30, 2009, 01:04:32 pm
What? Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! The Ballad of Serenity is one of TV's best theme songs; I can't imagine it being sung much better than what Sonny Rhodes did.

To note, Simon's character wasn't so much a prude as... noble, in an obsessively creepy sort of way. He was focused on saving his sister, there just wasn't time to think about sex. Banging Kaylee would have totally been unearned and out of character. Besides, it created some wonderful tension that made the implied off-screen resolution all the better.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on April 30, 2009, 01:24:04 pm
What? Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
HAHAHA! :D
(http://420.thrashbarg.net/i_see_what_you_fucking_did_there_bird.jpg)
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To note, Simon's character wasn't so much a prude as... noble, in an obsessively creepy sort of way. He was focused on saving his sister, there just wasn't time to think about sex. Banging Kaylee would have totally been unearned and out of character. Besides, it created some wonderful tension that made the implied off-screen resolution all the better.
True, it would have screwed up the dynamic of the entire show, but it made him a wuss.  :lol: It's just my inner fanboy talking.

Also, I don't like the actress that plays Inara. Because of the nature of her character, she is kind of half sexual deviant and half noblewoman, and I don't think the actress interpreted that correctly. She's supposed to be badass and seductive and secretive, but instead she is kind of proper-and-boring-unless-it-comes-to-being-paid-for-sex-in-which-case-I'm-a-closet-freak-ish. I don't think it hurts the show much, but I seek out stuff Nathan Fillion has been in (Dr. Horrible is fanTAStic btw), and the guy who plays Wash is in a bunch of movies, and is very charming. Jewel Staite is absolutely gorgeous and I've loved every role I've seen her play (including Flash Forward, Space Cases, and a random Are You Afraid of the Dark episode). Obviously Summer Glau is incredible. I would never look for anything else that the Inara actress has been in. She just doesn't impress me as much as everybody else.





EDIT: I love The Colbert Report! "SARS is so two years ago, I wouldn't be caught DEAD with it!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on May 04, 2009, 12:50:38 pm
Dogs; I could probably wax psuedo-poetically about the relationship between a dog and its owner, but I suppose first and foremost in my mind currently is that dogs bring a much-needed degree of simplicity into modern life.

Also, Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber. Their acting and roles in the new X-Men movie was quite entertaining to watch.

EDIT: And I should add Alan Tudyk. He's an actor that can believable go from happy-harmless-crazy to psycho-killer-crazy in 3 seconds flat.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on May 08, 2009, 02:09:50 am
I just saw Star Trek a few minutes ago. I was greatly surprised with how good it was, and I was already expecting it to be good. I'll put this and Watchmen as the best this year so far, hell past several years.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Belaith on May 08, 2009, 03:00:55 am
I love my girlfriend. She has a penis. I has a penis. We has so much in common.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on May 08, 2009, 03:02:54 am
I lot of your recent post have involved penises. Some things are starting to make sense now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Belaith on May 08, 2009, 03:11:12 am
It's because penis is a very interesting word. Cunt wasping the forums is frowned upon so penis'll do.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on May 09, 2009, 01:26:25 am
I just saw two hours of a movie called Shogun, It was really good I didn't have time for the whole thing though. I need to get that thing, its a book too I found out.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on May 09, 2009, 03:06:23 am
I love my girlfriend. She has a penis.

Hopefully not in a jar.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on May 09, 2009, 12:30:48 pm
I just saw two hours of a movie called Shogun, It was really good I didn't have time for the whole thing though. I need to get that thing, its a book too I found out.

http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,4011/
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on May 10, 2009, 03:22:01 am
I just owned the shit out of comedy tonight.  I've NEVER had a crowd laughing so hard...and SHEEEIT it feels good!  GOOD TO BE BACK ON TRACK!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on May 10, 2009, 05:50:46 pm
Dogs; I could probably wax psuedo-poetically about the relationship between a dog and its owner, but I suppose first and foremost in my mind currently is that dogs bring a much-needed degree of simplicity into modern life.

I'll second this one. Dogs are one of my favorite parts of life, which is one of the reasons I decided to devote my life to their care. Just the other day, I met a guy who said that his life was saved by his little yorkie companion. The yorkie apparently pulled a Lassie and alerted others to his masters location as he was dying from alcohol poisoning, allowing paramedics to save his life just in the nick of time. In return, he decided to give the dog the whole nine yards of medical workup (he had been overdue on vaccinations for 4 years, never put on heartworm prevention or tested for heartworm disease, etc.), and he spent hundreds of dollars to make sure his friend was taken care of.

A touching story, I thought. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: RedNeckJiuJitsu on May 10, 2009, 10:42:09 pm
I read Shogun for World History class back in high school... I don't remember much besides the gai-jin's pecker being referred to by the Japos as his "heavenly spear" and that the one samurai banged a young woman while he had a young-ish boy coming up behind him. Then, when the samurai fell asleep, the girl and boy went at it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Phillies64 on May 13, 2009, 11:34:51 am
I just saw two hours of a movie called Shogun, It was really good I didn't have time for the whole thing though. I need to get that thing, its a book too I found out.

Book is a brutally long read, but well worth it. The movie was actually a tv mini series. It was well done, but the book is still better.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on May 14, 2009, 04:33:14 pm
I love Thought's new avatar. It is so happy and makes me happy whenever I see it. Pancakes!
Anyone else have something simple/stupid that makes you really really happy for no real reason?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on May 14, 2009, 05:48:12 pm
LOST, although I have half a mind to make this post in the Frustration thread as well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 14, 2009, 07:54:29 pm
I love that it's never a chore to post in here. (I make it a point to post in here if I'm going to post in the Frustrations thread.) I also love cold, rainy weather in mid-May. That's not trivial for me. The blue skies and high temperatures of summer are as repugnant to me as the endless gloom of winter is for most others. I'm about to sprint through a four-month period of sweat, squinting eyes, and freeway noise. (When I open my windows, the roar of the freeway fills my apartment.) Thus, the present respite is quite welcome! The Invisible Pink Unicorn (BBHH) has smiled upon me these past few days.

Oh, and speaking of that freeway noise, it's totally worth it. I'm above the freeway, not below it. I have a view of everything west of here. I definitely love that!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Belaith on May 17, 2009, 04:30:57 am
You've got it made, Josh.

I'm agreeing with the above. A cold, rainy day is always satisfying.

Also, I love playing guitar. It releases a lot of stress and anger while taking my mind off of a lot of bullshit.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zelbess on May 17, 2009, 04:17:45 pm
Personally, I love RPGs with plots so complex that you have to read analysis articles on them. ;) Nothing titillates me more than escapism that utterly confounds me in the process. I also love lipstick and have quite a collection (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/soubie_kiss/lipstuff.jpg)! I also adore cats, particularly, my cat Booshki. (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e85/soubie_kiss/booshk.jpg) She is usually up to no good, but I love her all the same. Lastly, I love and am addicted to educational television. National Geographic, Science Channel, and the Travel Channel are all candy for my mind. I especially enjoy specials about anything involving space... or volcanoes. Either way!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on May 17, 2009, 06:00:59 pm
I love Thought's new avatar. It is so happy and makes me happy whenever I see it. Pancakes!
Anyone else have something simple/stupid that makes you really really happy for no real reason?

The fact that Al Franken looks like the Joker in this photo?  (attached)
I still haven't thought of a good caption for it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 17, 2009, 08:14:56 pm
I love that perhaps now my earl grey tea won't come from a war zone.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on May 17, 2009, 08:26:19 pm
Was Earl Grey gathered from Sri Lanka all this time J?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 17, 2009, 08:30:37 pm
Was Earl Grey gathered from Sri Lanka all this time J?

Not all tea comes from Sri Lanka, but my favorite brand is grown and packed there. Admittedly, not in the northern part of the country where the insurgency has been, but, still...the European Empires of old brought such wonderful treats to the West, and yet the places where these treats come from are almost always dens of misery. That can't be a coincidence.

Here's hoping that things will be looking up for the Sri Lankans, including the Tamils.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on May 17, 2009, 09:41:52 pm
I always try to buy fair trade food when shopping (which isn't often I guess).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 17, 2009, 09:49:51 pm
The one good thing about a hot day is that it usually leads to a glorious evening. Evening is my favorite time, and I love glorious evenings. If I can hold it together for three more hours, I'll be in a happy place.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on May 17, 2009, 09:56:19 pm
I love Coca-Cola... Although it's horrible for you.  It just makes life worth living.  It is, without a doubt, the tastiest beverage on the face of the planet. I kid you not.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on May 17, 2009, 11:53:09 pm
I love Coca-Cola... Although it's horrible for you.  It just makes life worth living.  It is, without a doubt, the tastiest beverage on the face of the planet. I kid you not.

I love any soda that has cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. When I leave the United States, sometimes I get Coke made with sugar, and it's so delicious I can't figure out why they would make it with corn syrup here. It's worse for you and tastes bad relative to the real stuff. Although, I have a HUGE weakness for Vanilla Coke, just because it's fucking hard to find now. Putting actual vanilla on ice before you pour cola all over it is better, but if I see Vanilla Coke, I pretty much always buy it. Real vanilla's expensive.

Jones soda is great. Anybody else try that?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on May 17, 2009, 11:54:54 pm
Jones soda is great. Anybody else try that?

Green Apple is the only one worth a damn.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on May 18, 2009, 12:00:28 am
They're all good to try once. Except the cream soda. That doesn't taste right. They should make Jones soda sample packs with one of each flavor. Like they do with Magic Hat, Sam Adams, and Sarnac.

Man oh man, I love Magic Hat Number Nine. I don't drink often, but it's great. So is Newcastle. It's like tea-beer. It doesn't taste like tea, but it's very light and it's british and there's a lot of flavor, so tea-beer seems like an appropriate name right now.

Also, real cream soda. Or creme soda. However it's supposed to be spelled, it's nice and golden and basically vanilla soda. Awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on May 18, 2009, 02:32:56 am
Cola is shit, I don't see how anyone could say it's their favorite drink unless you wanna pussy out and mix it with some whiskey or something. I mean, what's so great about the taste of cola? If it was so good OTHER THINGS that taste like cola (which is pretty much NOTHING) would be as popular.

As for Jones soda, I love their awesome labels and always enjoy going through the pics when I see 'em at the store...I think they're a local company too. I drink the bubblegum flavor because it's bubblegum flavor...and it's an awesome shade of blue...!! There's never enough in those little bottles though...*sigh*

I guess quite a few have neat colors...(Bubblegum is 3rd from the left)...

(http://www.theaubergineroom.com/files/images/jones_soda_range.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on May 18, 2009, 11:11:55 am
On the topic of beverages; Root Beer. I like it partially because there is no single name brand. There is no "Coca-cola" or "Pepsi-cola" that defines the taste of root beer for the general public; the root beer market does not suffer from monopolies but flourishes in a free and open market. There is a particular joy in purchasing Dad's Root Beer, Hank's Root Beer, and Weinhard's Root Beer all at the same time and to know which situations call for which incarnation of the beverage.

I currently lack the space to brew my own Root Beer, but some day... some day...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on May 18, 2009, 12:37:24 pm
I want to brew actual beer. I have a buddy who does already, his name's Richard so he calls it Dick Juice.  :lol: But I'm definitely looking into it now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: chrono eric on May 18, 2009, 04:01:34 pm
Man oh man, I love Magic Hat Number Nine. I don't drink often, but it's great. So is Newcastle. It's like tea-beer. It doesn't taste like tea, but it's very light and it's british and there's a lot of flavor, so tea-beer seems like an appropriate name right now.

If you like those, you'd probably like Shiner. It's the only thing from Texas that I can honestly say I love. But god damn do I love that beer.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on May 18, 2009, 05:38:07 pm
God, my friend brought in a can of Jones' once. It was delicious... mmmm...

Root beer is amazing. It's awesomeness is magnified by cookies and cream ice cream. Seriously, go try it now. Root beer + cookies and cream ice cream = what deities have for desert most times, when they don't want cheesecake.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on May 18, 2009, 05:46:46 pm
Cheesecake with cherry topping. That's the way my mom used to make it so that's the way I like it now. Fuck strawberry.  :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 18, 2009, 08:15:31 pm
Henry Weinhard's...now that is a good root beer. My favorite of all mass-produced root beers...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on May 19, 2009, 03:16:46 pm
KAITLYN!!! A year and a half latter and she is still my only one, I love that gal!


I could just as well put this in the frustration thread though.



EDIT: Damn, I just realized a lot of people have left since then, I think only ZeaLitY and nightmare remember.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on May 21, 2009, 08:47:45 am
Sweet, I just finished my entry for the "Winter" Fanfic Contest and I'm rather proud of it if I do say so myself. It was a lot of fun to write and while it's sort of in the Magness realm, it's told from someone else's perspective that I haven't had a lot of chance to get into before...

Now I actually want the judging to finally proceed! I hope everyone else likes it too when it gets out and such.

NOW GO DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE, KIDS~!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 22, 2009, 08:10:42 am
Folklife!

http://www.nwfolklife.org/
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on May 23, 2009, 01:10:24 am
I thought that said "Forklife" until I clicked on the site...  Hahaha...

Didn't know there were many folk fans around here.  Anyone listened to Fionn Regan?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 23, 2009, 10:54:33 am
A festival of that size, devoted entirely to forks, would probably be one of the Ten Coolest Events in History.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on May 23, 2009, 10:01:48 pm
My newly formed band has kicked off. Everyone's on the same page, we all like the same kind of music and everybody's suggestions are creative and actually make the music better. Plus, the drummer has drums, talent, and a practice space. This is more than I've had available to me for the last five years and I finally got it going. All I have to say is THANK GOD and see you on tour, bitches!  :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on May 27, 2009, 01:40:45 pm
 :o

Quote from: A Letter I recieved Today
Dear Shannon,

I am writing you because I have learned that you did an exceptionally good job on the National Latin Examination last month.  For some years now I have written Latin students at the junior level across the United States to congratulate them and, by way of encouragement, to offer them the opportunity to apply for a merit scholarship in Classics at the University of Dallas.  This would be premature in your case, but my colleagues and I have decided also to write sophomores like you, who are learning Latin and doing very well at it, because we want to exhort you as strongly as possible to keep studying Latin.

There are two reasons for this, aside from the obvious, basic one, that Latin is observably good for you because of the ideas you encounter through reading Latin enliven and deepen your intellect and spirit.

Our two additional reasons are bluntly practical.

First, continued study of Latin next year makes you eligible to apply for admission to our Latin in Rome program.  The name is descriptive; it is a very intensive 3-week Latin course given at our Rome campus, and in sites around Italy, from which you can earn 3 college Latin credits.  In 2007 (Latin in Rome runs in odd years only) 27 high school students participated, some with financial aid from us, and all of them, we think, still have glowing memories of it.  Next time one of those students could be you.

Second, this time next year, your junior year, we'd like to be able to write you that "junior letter" some of your older classmates are getting now, inviting you to become a candidate for our Classics Scholarship, which in combination with other merit scholarships here, all renewable yearly, could be worth as much as $100,000 and more by the time you're ready to attend college.  Plus, in your sophomore year in college you, along with most of your class, will return to the Rome Campus for an entire semester, with a trip to Greece as well.

In short, HOLY FUCKING SHIT I MIGHT HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP AND A CHANCE TO GO TO FUCKING ROME.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on May 27, 2009, 03:01:06 pm
If your learning Latin why the hell would you go to Greece?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on May 27, 2009, 03:13:30 pm
If your learning Latin why the hell would you go to Greece?

Just roll with it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on May 27, 2009, 03:18:11 pm
If your learning Latin why the hell would you go to Greece?

Possible because what made Latin an important language was the Roman Empire, and what made the Roman Empire an important political state was the Greek culture that infused it.

That is sort of like saying, "if you are studying the body, why the hell would you care about the heart."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on May 27, 2009, 03:49:55 pm
A lot of Latin words come from Greek. Upper class Romans spoke Greek amongst themselves. Visiting Greek helps with the classics, as this is a classical program predominantly featuring Latin.

There are some things I'm concerned about.

1. The University of Dallas is a Catholic school. And I'm not Catholic. Hell, I got banned from my Catholic church. I'm agnostic.
2. I don't plan on majoring in the classics. I aspire to be an English/Theater teacher, and Latin is just an elective for me to further my English skills.
3. Going to Rome costs a lot of money. I don't know what they offer for financial aid as of yet, but if it's not enough my family can't afford it. We're dirt poor, essentially.

But I'm not going to let that stop me. It's a chance to go to fucking Rome. It's a potential scholarship. How can I pass that up?

Also, peanut butter and honey sandwiches are the food of the fucking gods.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on May 27, 2009, 04:03:02 pm
Also, peanut butter and honey sandwiches are the food of the fucking gods.

What is the food of the chaste gods?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on May 27, 2009, 05:05:48 pm
Watery lentil soup and tasteless crusts of flour...twice a day...every day...for your whole life...and then for eternity. =)

Teaflower, that's awesome! Good luck making it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Daniel Krispin on May 27, 2009, 05:43:19 pm
Tea, that's totally awesome! Rome is a really neat city.

As for Greece, well, let it be noted that many of the ruins and elements that one might see in Greece are the result of the Roman occupation, or at least buildings constructed under the Roman overlordship of Greece. So, for example, we get the theatre in Athens - not, of course, the Classical one, but rather that built by Atticus. Also note... it just says 'a trip to Greece', so it's not exactly like one's going there to study. And anyway, KebreI, the same thing might be asked of Rome, as they don't speak Latin there, either. It's to get a sense of the ancient peoples who spoke this language - and to see the Pantheon, and to walk the ruins of the Forum, does aid in that.

However, tea, I would disagree with you on two accounts. I do not think they spoke Greek amongst themselves (even their written correspondance was typically Latin), and there are very few Greek words in Latin.

All the same, that sounds like a wonderful opportunity that you should most certainly sieze with full-hearted zeal.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on May 27, 2009, 06:10:10 pm
I'm totally psyched about the possibilities of this endeavor. It has rekindled my youthful passion and has made me feel more excited about life.

I can't wait for my Latin teacher to finally give me the silver cum laude I got on the NLE. Of the 40 questions asked, I got 31 right, while the national average was about 25. Sure, I didn't do the best job (my friend Parker got 38/40, earning him gold cum laude), but I did pretty good, especially compared to my classmates (someone got a 15/40, earning them -$2 [test cost = $2]) and the nation. I didn't see Parker today at lunch, so I couldn't ask if he got a letter too. But man oh man, this earns me bragging rights for the next... uhm... week? Month? Until June 9th?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zelbess on May 27, 2009, 06:56:20 pm
Greece is absolutely an amazing place to go; I especially liked Crete! It's beautiful and the supposed birthplace of Zeus - what's not to like? :) I have always been a greater fan of Italy, though, but that's mainly because I'm a massive geology nerd.

Also, congrats on your NLE score, Tea! :) I have fond memories of my days taking Latin, haha! Did you take the Latin AP test or participate in Latin Club?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: teaflower on May 27, 2009, 07:12:58 pm
Unfortunately, my school is really poor. We don't have a Latin club, nor an AP test. I think this was the first time I had even heard of the NLE.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Daniel Krispin on May 27, 2009, 08:15:24 pm
Greece is absolutely an amazing place to go; I especially liked Crete! It's beautiful and the supposed birthplace of Zeus - what's not to like? :) I have always been a greater fan of Italy, though, but that's mainly because I'm a massive geology nerd.

Also, congrats on your NLE score, Tea! :) I have fond memories of my days taking Latin, haha! Did you take the Latin AP test or participate in Latin Club?

Oh, well, yes, of course that's what the Kretans say... of course they claim it for Zeus' birthplace. Almost as bad as the Corinthians and their cry of Zeus Korinthos. Heh. But what was the old story, that he was held in a cave, watched over by the Graces? Or was it the Telchines?

Krete is nice, though. Did you ever manage to see the ruins of the Minoan palace at Phaistos?

Personally, I must admit, I far more love the northern countries. Germany and France... not yet seen England, but some day I most certainly want to visit Scotland and the highlands.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on May 28, 2009, 04:57:05 pm
French Open Tennis.  Damn, these people are good!  Makes me want to get out there and start swingin' but it's so damn hot...milk was a bad choice.

Also in good news, I don't feel like utter shit anymore, which is nice.  Looking forward to sitting down with some time and watching the CE videos.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on May 31, 2009, 07:54:48 am
Russian cold war propaganda (remix'd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoQb8vb4blA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoQb8vb4blA)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Ramsus on June 01, 2009, 11:03:57 am
ATI finally fixed their maximized window geometry when using xrandr and dual-head with their proprietary Linux drivers. Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 01, 2009, 06:59:22 pm
http://www.qj.net/Morhaime-Blizzard-is-targeting-Starcraft-2-year-end-release/pg/49/aid/131819 (http://www.qj.net/Morhaime-Blizzard-is-targeting-Starcraft-2-year-end-release/pg/49/aid/131819)
FUCK. YES. Starcraft II year end release! I am the happiest girl in the world right now, I think I might cry.

Also, there's a new game shop called Play N Trade opening up in Kirkland at the end of this month. They had a 360 demo set up in the school lobby, and they gave out these really cool led necklaces that glow blue!

And I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Photoshop is my best friend.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on June 01, 2009, 07:55:36 pm
I love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Such a great movie.
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Post by: Brink-of-Time on June 01, 2009, 11:08:38 pm
My list gets longer (or shorter every day)

Rugby, Music, Trance, Piano, Tuba, Rotaries, Chrono Trigger, Persona 3, SNES, PS1, Boobs (nice size, not giant ones lol), women, Ferrari, Viola, FL Studio, Goulash, Chicken & Gravy, Star Trek: TNG, Anime, Manga, Old movies, Chrono Cross, Books, Sketching, Swords, Guitar, RX-7s, Metal Gear Solid, Popcorn, Sleep, Ambience, Rain, Computers, Challenges, Rally Racing, GT, Midnight Blue, Figurines, Motoko Aoyama, Posters, 2.8L Twin Turbo V8, Airplanes, Japan, Mountians, Cool Breeze, Motoko Kusanagi, randomly playing on the piano, being occupied, gun range, my parents, Mr. Goodbar, New Tires on my car, Teletha Testarossa, and it keeps going. lol
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Post by: KebreI on June 01, 2009, 11:34:10 pm
It just the terrain campaign though, which kinda bugs me. People releasing the game in episodes like that are annoying (looking at you Valve).
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Post by: chrono eric on June 02, 2009, 12:42:18 am
I love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Such a great movie.

One of my favs. I don't understand why like 90% of the people I know hate it so much.

What I'm currently loving: This vicodin they gave me. It completely makes me forget that literally half my body is a giant bruise. I can totally see why people get addicted to this though.
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Post by: Shee on June 02, 2009, 05:03:56 am
Saw the first Conan Tonight Show.  Awesome.  Dude was hilarious, I look forward to watching him!  A liiiiitle bit closer to some helpful connections, but we'll see how it plays.  Booked another lengthly comedy show, can only hope it'll go as well as the last one did.

Also, Coldstone Ice Cream.  Hell, any ice cream.
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Post by: Thought on June 02, 2009, 10:33:26 am
I so totally read that as "the first Conan Movie."
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 02, 2009, 10:55:15 am
I love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Such a great movie.

One of my favs. I don't understand why like 90% of the people I know hate it so much.

What I'm currently loving: This vicodin they gave me. It completely makes me forget that literally half my body is a giant bruise. I can totally see why people get addicted to this though.

Trifecta of fandom!  :wink:

Oh ya and my pregnant sister has kidney stones. Sucks for her, but they gave her vicodin. Apparently if it's prescribed it's not supposed to hurt the baby. I hope the doctor is correct.


Boobs and FL Studio
All you need for a good time!
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Post by: Thought on June 02, 2009, 01:50:57 pm
Oh ya and my pregnant sister has kidney stones. Sucks for her, but they gave her vicodin. Apparently if it's prescribed it's not supposed to hurt the baby. I hope the doctor is correct.

Prescribing something doesn't magically make the side effects  go away. If it is closely monitored and controlled, the chances of harmful side effects can be minimized, but anything the mother takes the baby takes. Vicodin is a pregnancy category C drug, which means there haven't been enough studies in humans to know that it will be harmful and in what manner, but animal studies have indicated some negative results. It's a bit of a gamble; the benefits to the mother's health will hopefully outweigh the risks. Given that she'll probably be on the drug less than a week it seems reasonably safe to me, but damn it, Jim, I'm a historian, not a doctor.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 02, 2009, 03:16:43 pm
Oh ya and my pregnant sister has kidney stones. Sucks for her, but they gave her vicodin. Apparently if it's prescribed it's not supposed to hurt the baby. I hope the doctor is correct.

Prescribing something doesn't magically make the side effects  go away. If it is closely monitored and controlled, the chances of harmful side effects can be minimized, but anything the mother takes the baby takes. Vicodin is a pregnancy category C drug, which means there haven't been enough studies in humans to know that it will be harmful and in what manner, but animal studies have indicated some negative results. It's a bit of a gamble; the benefits to the mother's health will hopefully outweigh the risks. Given that she'll probably be on the drug less than a week it seems reasonably safe to me, but damn it, Jim, I'm a historian, not a doctor.

Yeah she's pretty skeptical about it anyway. She only took one so far, and that was three days after it was prescribed to her. She's not one to go overboard on that kind of thing, and she hates doctors. I think my nephew will be alright in there, it just sucks for her that she has to go through that pain. I guess it's like a practice round though, if you want to be positive about it.
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Post by: KebreI on June 02, 2009, 03:49:32 pm
Kidney Stones AND pregent!?! God damn giver her the whole bottle, that the two most painful thing you can endure.
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Post by: V_Translanka on June 02, 2009, 04:01:05 pm
More painful than fire? Paper-cuts to the retina? Some kind of horrible genital-to-lawnmower incident? Anyways...

Loved the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien. Pearl Jam rocked. Andy Richter as announcer guy...idk...I thought tv learned that everything he touched gets the ax lol...but he honestly seemed a bit out of place and what was up with his hair? He somehow managed to out-cartoon Conan. I'm gonna miss Joel Goddard...And I couldn't help but feel like they were giving the cold shoulder to the band (besides Max), which they barely showed even if Conan mentioned them. I somehow get the feeling that as Conan goes along and gets in the groove of it all that it'll somehow help Jimmy Fallon out...Anyways, it's very bizarre to me to suddenly be watching the Tonight Show instead of Letterman. I don't have to switch the channel at all for like 3 hours or something (yeah, I watch both Fallon and Carson too)!
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Post by: Shee on June 02, 2009, 04:23:07 pm
I thought Pearl Jam sounded like shit, so I can't give my thoughts of the song.  It's tough with shows like that, no real chance to do a soundcheck, just gotta go and hope it sounds good.  It didn't.  A lot going on with it being the first and all, I'm sure Max will get his due soon enough, though it sucks they had to rename the band cuz they're on the Tonight Show now.  And as V said, it was the first time I watched Jimmy Fallon.  Laughed more than I'd like to admit!!
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 02, 2009, 04:32:08 pm
(yeah, I watch both Fallon and Carson too)!

Aww, I don't like Fallon. He laughs at his own jokes.

And Carson? Come on, V! Losing respect points!
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Post by: V_Translanka on June 02, 2009, 05:33:10 pm
That's why I like him (Fallon). He's like a kid in a candy store or something. Part of him still doesn't believe he has the job or something. I also like to think while I watch him that he was on SNL...how clean could he be? At the very least they have to be stoned out of their minds writing some of his stuff...I like to think that anyways...

Carson is actually an alright show. It took them a while to realize that his writer staff wasn't quite up to snuff (it was extremely hit or miss stuff), so he basically got rid of the monologue and focuses more now on the other things that he's better at, namely getting good musical guests. I think people misinterpret Carson a lot because of TRL, he's actually pretty cool.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 02, 2009, 07:29:15 pm
That's why I like him (Fallon). He's like a kid in a candy store or something. Part of him still doesn't believe he has the job or something. I also like to think while I watch him that he was on SNL...how clean could he be? At the very least they have to be stoned out of their minds writing some of his stuff...I like to think that anyways...

That's the best explanation I've heard so far, and I may even give him another chance. I just think he needs to settle into his new spot a bit.


Quote
Carson is actually an alright show. It took them a while to realize that his writer staff wasn't quite up to snuff (it was extremely hit or miss stuff), so he basically got rid of the monologue and focuses more now on the other things that he's better at, namely getting good musical guests. I think people misinterpret Carson a lot because of TRL, he's actually pretty cool.

I'm sorry, but I've seen his show, and haven't laughed once. The last one I watched, he had "rejected supervillains for batman" and they were like "the lawnmower" and "the border-hopper" and "the plumber". These each came with a crudely drawn and colored picture, and no surprises or twists. That was the part that did it in for me. (Now if they had something more subtle, like "the gardener, the poolboy, and the plumber" and they made the first two LOOK blatantly hispanic and the third look like an overweight italian with a red shirt, for example, it would have at least had some thought put into it, and a surprise at the end, with the viewer expecting another hispanic character only to get like a real life Mario or something along those lines.

In other words, I really don't like his writers at all. He may not even be the problem, but bad writing=bad show most of the time. Just my opinion.





Has anyone seen 'Taken'? My dad let me borrow his rented copy and I have to say Wow. This is a very clever action movie, and I'd go as far as to say it's better than Die Hard.
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Post by: V_Translanka on June 02, 2009, 08:13:20 pm
That's what I mean. He doesn't really do a monologue or bits anymore. For the last couple weeks or so even it's just been him at some place in LA (or at some star/whoosit's crib) and throwing to clips of him doing interviews and then finishing up with a song or two from a cool band. He learned his role in late night, I think.
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Post by: Lord J Esq on June 03, 2009, 02:48:56 am
I loved today. Way good despite hot weather. I love it when conversations can open up the ol' emotional tote bag and bring out some of the really whiz-bang bonzer.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 03, 2009, 09:44:53 pm
Got my noise reducer pedal in the mail. Thanks amazon!
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Post by: Brink-of-Time on June 03, 2009, 09:46:17 pm
Autocross is next week :D
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Post by: Shee on June 04, 2009, 05:31:05 am
Auditioned on the drums for some German band and their reality show today.  Kind of a strange experience, but it felt good (as always) to get out there and get myself in circulation.  I don't have the slightest clue about anything, the notice went out today and I went to it.  I don't even know the band's name, involves "Big Boy" in some way I think.

Regardless, we'll see how it goes.
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Post by: Thought on June 04, 2009, 10:41:22 am
Science. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090603/hl_nm/us_diabetes_drug)

It has been discovered that a common diabetes drug can boost one's immune system as a side-effect (take THAT dry-mouth). This can enhance other treatments for diseases and because it doesn't actually affect the virus or bacteria, it should be impossible for diseases to form a natural resistance against it. I can imagine uses for this from cancer treatment to HIV treatment to enhancing the benefits of simple vaccines.

All because some scientists were messing around randomly.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 04, 2009, 10:57:46 am
All because some scientists were messing around randomly.

Word! Here's to messes!  8)
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Post by: KebreI on June 05, 2009, 02:14:04 am
I am FINALLY caught up in Doctor Who.  And am now sitting waiting for the next special, I think in November?

I will say Martha is a failure, Rose is whiny, and Dona is by far my Favorite.
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Post by: Shee on June 05, 2009, 04:09:15 am
Been contacted by some Talent Agency that might want to rep me.  Thing is, they might be too small time to help me anywhere.  Anyway, it feels good to be wanted.
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Post by: Yourgingerestfan on June 05, 2009, 01:30:34 pm
I am FINALLY caught up in Doctor Who.  And am now sitting waiting for the next special, I think in November?

I will say Martha is a failure, Rose is whiny, and Dona is by far my Favorite.

I agree Dona was the best , I miss her already
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Post by: Romana on June 05, 2009, 02:04:44 pm
I am FINALLY caught up in Doctor Who.  And am now sitting waiting for the next special, I think in November?

I will say Martha is a failure, Rose is whiny, and Dona is by far my Favorite.

Yeah next special is due Halloween or November, it's called The Waters of Mars and I swear it must be like the 50th title to contain the word 'Mars'. Have you seen Planet of the Dead yet? I was really impressed with it.

Martha was so bland it was pathetic. Rose at least was fine until the sudden whiny change in season 2. I'll agree with you on Donna.

There's an upcoming (two?) special(s?) involving...

The Master and Donna. Donna marries someone (again) but no, apparently not the Master. Going by set reports, he contacts Donna or something, and he's also been seen carrying a mask. Another bit of info that supposedly leaked out was that he uh... eats a burger during the episode. No word on whether Donna regains her memories (there's a lot of photos showing filming of her in town shopping, as well as Christmas decorations, so we'll probably have to wait till Christmas for this special...), but the rumour going round is that the Master contacts her and convinces her to help him, and that the Doctor is her enemy. Reminiscent of the TV movie much?

It was also confirmed that Wilf joins the Doctor for at least two specials, probably the ones I mentioned above since he's nowhere to be seen in the Waters of Mars trailer.
Have a video of Wilf's hidden power: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGgpFQPdUIU

...Also the 11th Doctor's companion was confirmed and she is fucking beautiful. (http://planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2009/05/whos-that-girl.html)

Set reports and other stuff can be found at http://www.planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/ but obviously there'll be the occasional spoiler.
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Post by: KebreI on June 06, 2009, 01:18:32 am
I love Japanese cuisine. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQGbK6tTZrM)
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Post by: V_Translanka on June 06, 2009, 02:11:15 am
I, being American (USAnese as I like to say), have never gotten into Dr. Who(m), but I watched the first two series of Torchwood and thought it was great...It was only afterwards that I even found out it had anything to do with Dr. Who, even though I sorta knew that cute black chick was in w/e series of Dr. Who...Is the 3rd series of Torchwood out already? I heard something about it being this summer or something and that it was going to be more of a mini-series...
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Post by: Shee on June 08, 2009, 06:26:22 pm
Got an audition for a feature film this Sunday.  Payin' gig.  Booya.
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Post by: Brink-of-Time on June 08, 2009, 08:59:22 pm
I am FINALLY caught up in Doctor Who.  And am now sitting waiting for the next special, I think in November?

I will say Martha is a failure, Rose is whiny, and Dona is by far my Favorite.

Yeah next special is due Halloween or November, it's called The Waters of Mars and I swear it must be like the 50th title to contain the word 'Mars'. Have you seen Planet of the Dead yet? I was really impressed with it.

Martha was so bland it was pathetic. Rose at least was fine until the sudden whiny change in season 2. I'll agree with you on Donna.

There's an upcoming (two?) special(s?) involving...

The Master and Donna. Donna marries someone (again) but no, apparently not the Master. Going by set reports, he contacts Donna or something, and he's also been seen carrying a mask. Another bit of info that supposedly leaked out was that he uh... eats a burger during the episode. No word on whether Donna regains her memories (there's a lot of photos showing filming of her in town shopping, as well as Christmas decorations, so we'll probably have to wait till Christmas for this special...), but the rumour going round is that the Master contacts her and convinces her to help him, and that the Doctor is her enemy. Reminiscent of the TV movie much?

It was also confirmed that Wilf joins the Doctor for at least two specials, probably the ones I mentioned above since he's nowhere to be seen in the Waters of Mars trailer.
Have a video of Wilf's hidden power: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGgpFQPdUIU

...Also the 11th Doctor's companion was confirmed and she is fucking beautiful. (http://planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2009/05/whos-that-girl.html)

Set reports and other stuff can be found at http://www.planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/ but obviously there'll be the occasional spoiler.

Doctor Who is another GREAT show on BBC (BBC America for me). I've been watching it here and there the past few years, but just started over so I can fill in all the details. :D
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Post by: Belaith on June 08, 2009, 11:03:25 pm
I love Pyt Fumv. We've been dating for over three years now and our relationship still stands strong. :) I love you FaFniR
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Post by: Brink-of-Time on June 08, 2009, 11:04:52 pm
I love Pyt Fumv. We've been dating for over three years now and our relationship still stands strong. :) I love you FaFniR

That's awesome! I wish the best of luck to you two!  :)
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Post by: Thought on June 08, 2009, 11:51:46 pm
Ah, I love all the doctor's companions. Oddly enough, Donna never quite clicked as well as the other two, though I loved her as the character.
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Post by: HyperNerd on June 09, 2009, 12:42:08 am
I love the humor on this site.

I love Pyt Fumv. We've been dating for over three years now and our relationship still stands strong. :) I love you FaFniR

BWA HA HAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Post by: KebreI on June 09, 2009, 02:09:46 am
Ah, I love all the doctor's companions. Oddly enough, Donna never quite clicked as well as the other two, though I loved her as the character.
Ever female companion or guest has had a thing for the Doctor except Donna and it was a great change. Plus she was one of the few who would out right smack him.

Rose got a doctor and she was still sad complaining. Martha doesn't even deserve one after countless screw ups yet she keeps dreaming. I can just see it now: "The Doctor has two hearts, maybe on of them is for meeee!"
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Post by: Thought on June 09, 2009, 09:46:45 am
Ever female companion or guest has had a thing for the Doctor except Donna and it was a great change. Plus she was one of the few who would out right smack him.

Smacking was good, but David Tennent's reactions to her always seemed forced.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 09, 2009, 10:31:45 am
Christopher Eccleston FTW.


In fact, CT:CE should have been changed to Chrono Trigger Christopher Eccleston.
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Post by: KebreI on June 10, 2009, 03:10:28 am
So Kaity's back from the sidelines and into my life. I care for her no less them before, but as much as I love her I no longer have the urge to beat Adams face in. In fact I can have a good talk with him at times.

I think that's growth..
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Post by: Belaith on June 10, 2009, 04:12:15 am
I love making music.
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Post by: Brink-of-Time on June 10, 2009, 10:23:25 am
I love making music.

I second that. It's my biggest hobby :D
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 10, 2009, 11:10:58 am
I love making music.

I second that. It's my biggest hobby :D

Thirded. There is no other skill I'm as thankful to have as understanding and creating music.
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Post by: KebreI on June 10, 2009, 03:41:40 pm
My prof. just excused me from my CS200 final! She said that "I know it perfectly fine, and to take it would just be a waste of time on both of our parts." I just glares from the class but I not complaining, Java is easy and it really would have been a waste of time.
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Post by: Shee on June 10, 2009, 10:27:06 pm
On my way to a table read for a webseries.  Booya.
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Post by: Asafigow on June 12, 2009, 09:40:51 pm
Cheese...AND MONKEYS!!!
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Post by: Belaith on June 12, 2009, 10:58:14 pm
omfgitsomonkey. RoflBeasely

I love Emily. I love her to death.
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Post by: Lakonthegreat on June 13, 2009, 04:50:24 am
I love that I'm recording my band's EP myself, getting to sit in the big chair and get a BIG FAT PRODUCER'S CREDIT!! My second one.

I also LOVE that I got to see one of my favorite movies today. Southern Comfort. The 1981 cool one, not the gay newer one.
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Post by: Shee on June 13, 2009, 05:50:26 pm
THREE

Count'em THREEEEEEEE

3 Auditions tomorrow!  One of them for a Commercial Agent, the other for a feature film!!
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 13, 2009, 07:31:03 pm
THREE

Count'em THREEEEEEEE

3 Auditions tomorrow!  One of them for a Commercial Agent, the other for a feature film!!

Maybe I counted wrong.

But what's the third one?
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Post by: Belaith on June 14, 2009, 09:57:39 am
4... in place of three.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on June 15, 2009, 12:29:34 am
One was for a short, one for a feature, one for an agent.  And now we wait.......

Thanks for the support
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Post by: Lord J Esq on June 15, 2009, 08:23:22 pm
I love domestic revolution against oppressive theocratic regimes. I hope Iran gets one shortly.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on June 16, 2009, 12:15:27 am
I love the fact that my first day in medical classes I make a new friend AAAAAAND sit next to one of the hottest asian chicks I have EVER seen.


What sucks though is I have to cut my hair. And anyone who's been in the pictures thread recently knows how much I love my hair. I have to shave it off thanks to my oppressive program director.

So...  :o :x
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on June 20, 2009, 09:42:18 am
I love solstices! Forget the moons; today I'll kiss the sun. First, however, an application of my trusty SPF 1,000,000,000,000 lip balm and skin protector!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 20, 2009, 12:02:40 pm
I love the fact that my first day in medical classes I  sit next to one of the hottest asian chicks I have EVER seen.

Awesome! I like exotic girls.  :D Point her my way.

K THX
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Post by: ZaichikArky on June 22, 2009, 07:09:37 am
hehe. I had a fun night out... with myself XD. All my friends are scattered throughout California, so I decided to have some fun on my own since I don't have any friends where I live.

So I decided to go to Barnes and Noble to pick up a fathers day present for dad, and I decided to get a book for myself... they had a buy 2, get 1 free, so I did that, and got a card too. Then I decided that since there was a movie theater right there, I would go see something. So the movie was an hour away and I had nothing to do but read the books I had... so I went to "read" them in a bar. I got pretty drunk... but not like TERRIBLY drunk, and I had a nice conversation with a guy who was really new to the area. We talked about a lot of things and it was a nice way to spend an hour.

So I saw "Away We Go", which is a really silly/sweet movie that I would recommend to anyone. Only problem was cause of the said alcohol, I had to go to the bathroom 4 times during the movie...

Overall, good day! : D
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Post by: Lord J Esq on June 22, 2009, 11:46:49 pm
Every once in a while the sea air from Puget Sound will blow the 1.5 miles or so across the city to my apartment. I love that smell.
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Post by: Zelbess on June 23, 2009, 09:12:36 pm
I am extremely happy about Nick at Nite adding "Malcolm in the Middle" to the line-up! :) Now it has three of my favorite shows, "Home Improvement", "The Nanny" and "Malcolm". All we need now is "Golden Girls"!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on June 23, 2009, 09:32:34 pm
This song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZbBQ6rneYU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZbBQ6rneYU)

Not only is it a good song, but the fact that the anime it was in was a wonderful show.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on June 23, 2009, 09:33:46 pm
I am extremely happy about Nick at Nite adding "Malcolm in the Middle" to the line-up! :) Now it has three of my favorite shows, "Home Improvement", "The Nanny" and "Malcolm". All we need now is "Golden Girls"!

7'10", the 21-nailgun salute. Best Tool Time moment ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY5WxDqggbs
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Post by: Shee on June 23, 2009, 09:44:32 pm
I'VE BEEN OFFERED COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION!!!!!

I'VE BEEN OFFERED COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION!!!!

AND it feels SOOOOOOO FUCKING GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patience DOES pay, I guess.  Yours truly may be on the tube very soon, telling you to buy some shit you don't need.  And you'll say who is this guy and why is he on my tv?  And my reply will be, making rent.  From acting.  Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!!!!!!!!
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Post by: ZaichikArky on June 23, 2009, 09:45:46 pm
Congrats, Shee!
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Post by: Asafigow on June 23, 2009, 09:52:21 pm
That's awesome Shee.

I love to RP, and I bet all those who do it love it ,too. Also, I got my first cellphone last week, and so far it's working out great. It's even got a camera, so I might post some pictures in the pictures thread.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 23, 2009, 11:12:29 pm
I had a particularly successful band practice today and I FEEL LIKE A FUCKING MUSICAL GENIUS!  :twisted:  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Shee on June 23, 2009, 11:46:00 pm
Thanks, all!!

Ahhhh...band practice.  I'll never forget it.

"Dude that part where it goes boom shi ka shi ka ba boom boom dunndit rrrat!"

When it sounds good and everybody's humming, that's an awesome feeling.
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Post by: Temporal Knight on June 23, 2009, 11:46:34 pm
I have a friend who is band. He can almost play the beginning of the Chrono Trigger theme on his trumpet.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 24, 2009, 12:14:45 am
Thanks, all!!

Ahhhh...band practice.  I'll never forget it.

"Dude that part where it goes boom shi ka shi ka ba boom boom dunndit rrrat!"

When it sounds good and everybody's humming, that's an awesome feeling.

I make bitches DANCE!
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Post by: IAmSerge on June 24, 2009, 04:27:25 am
I love my most recent gamefaqs post.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=2000028&topic=50036584 (post number 7)
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Post by: ZaichikArky on June 24, 2009, 04:33:03 am
^ Serge, I have no idea why you're bragging about that if you really were the last post.

First of all, T vs C is a VERY good game. I have played it a lot and it basically plays like Marvel vs Capcom. I guess the team decided to put together another game just like it because right now they don't have the rights to a lot of the old marvel characters. It's very easy to learn, even for beginners, and even though it's a little flashy, it's really good fun.

Don't knock it till you try it because it really is a great game and that along with SF IV is my favorite fighting game release these days...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on June 24, 2009, 02:04:37 pm
I love
The
Chrono
Compendium

(http://www.crazyabouttv.com/Images/tick1994.jpg)

(http://wimminwiselpts.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/susan-b-anthony-and-elizabeth-cady-stanton.jpg)

(http://www.dvdtown.com/images/displayimage.php?id=6285)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on June 24, 2009, 03:00:16 pm
^ Serge, I have no idea why you're bragging about that if you really were the last post.

First of all, T vs C is a VERY good game. I have played it a lot and it basically plays like Marvel vs Capcom. I guess the team decided to put together another game just like it because right now they don't have the rights to a lot of the old marvel characters. It's very easy to learn, even for beginners, and even though it's a little flashy, it's really good fun.

Don't knock it till you try it because it really is a great game and that along with SF IV is my favorite fighting game release these days...

Like I already told you in irc... I wasn't really knocking the game because I hated it.

I never have been able to enjoy the "fighting" genre.

I posted that to irk and bother all the noobs over at gamefaqs.

And also, if someone I respect likes it... I guess I have to give it some respect as well for that reason.

and BTW Despite how I am not a fan of fighting games... Would it be hypocritical to say I enjoyed SC 2 and 3 when they were out, and that SF IV is commonly played in my dorm? 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 24, 2009, 03:08:20 pm
Yes :D

And on the subject of video games, I love Halo. I think my favourite moments in that series were the time I landed a Plasma Grenade dead center on my brother's faceplate so that it covered his whole screen, and the time I got double headshots through the window of a Warthog, using different Warthog's machine gun on a drive-by run.
Best thing about the series is its story and the novels written for it, especially Contact Harvest. AI love stories always win.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on June 24, 2009, 04:08:35 pm
^ Serge, I have no idea why you're bragging about that if you really were the last post.

First of all, T vs C is a VERY good game. I have played it a lot and it basically plays like Marvel vs Capcom. I guess the team decided to put together another game just like it because right now they don't have the rights to a lot of the old marvel characters. It's very easy to learn, even for beginners, and even though it's a little flashy, it's really good fun.

Don't knock it till you try it because it really is a great game and that along with SF IV is my favorite fighting game release these days...

Like I already told you in irc... I wasn't really knocking the game because I hated it.

I never have been able to enjoy the "fighting" genre.

I posted that to irk and bother all the noobs over at gamefaqs.

And also, if someone I respect likes it... I guess I have to give it some respect as well for that reason.

and BTW Despite how I am not a fan of fighting games... Would it be hypocritical to say I enjoyed SC 2 and 3 when they were out, and that SF IV is commonly played in my dorm? 

It's fine. I guess it's another thing to hate all fighting games... even though you make your exceptions.

I try to say I hate all FPS... but there are some notable exceptions. Sorry, Zeph, Halo is not one of them XD.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 24, 2009, 04:31:22 pm
I try to say I hate all FPS... but there are some notable exceptions. Sorry, Zeph, Halo is not one of them XD.

Agreed, except I do like rail shooters, like Area 51 (the arcade game with the pink and the blue guns), House of the Dead 2&3, Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles, etc.

Basically if I control the movement, I don't like it. I get dizzy when I spin around and I get lost cause a lot of 3-D texturing looks the same to me. Especially in WWII games. EVERYTHING IS BROWN. The enemy, the guns, the trees, the ground, the sky, the buildings. It's not realistic, it's confusing.


And 007 Goldeneye was fun. But made me feel sick if I played for more than an hour or so.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on June 24, 2009, 04:44:34 pm
I love area 51 too! I mean, it's pretty simplistic and minimal as far as FPS go, but arcade FPS are so much funner cause you get a real gun. Once a friend of mine and I beat Time Splinters 4 at the arcade. It took us over an hour, but I wouldn't have agreed if it had been on the home console.

Also, earlier FPS are better than anything they make these days... Oldskool Wolfenstein and Doom...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on June 24, 2009, 10:42:33 pm
Dear The Entire Republican Party and the Religious Right:

The only thing more humiliating than being wrong about everything is being stubbornly wrong about everything, and the only thing more humiliating than being stubbornly wrong about everything is being hypocritically stubbornly wrong about everything. Thank you for taking the time to remind us (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/23/sanfords-story-questioned_n_219809.html), on nearly a weekly basis, that "family values" is not only a crock: it's not even something you take seriously in your own lives.

Hugs and kisses,

Lord J, Esquire
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on June 25, 2009, 12:12:57 am
Dear The Entire Republican Party and the Religious Right:

The only thing more humiliating than being wrong about everything is being stubbornly wrong about everything, and the only thing more humiliating than being stubbornly wrong about everything is being hypocritically stubbornly wrong about everything. Thank you for taking the time to remind us (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/23/sanfords-story-questioned_n_219809.html), on nearly a weekly basis, that "family values" is not only a crock: it's not even something you take seriously in your own lives.

Hugs and kisses,

Lord J, Esquire

Dear Lord J, Esquire,

Thank you for stereotyping almost half of the entire United States, myself included.

Hugs and kisses,

Serge
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on June 25, 2009, 12:32:49 am
Dude's got a point.  It is...and always will be... a two way street.  Neither Party is in a state of groupthink I would say.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on June 25, 2009, 12:38:38 am
odam, how did I not see his link there earlier?

also... a more appropriate (yet STILL not perfect) definition of a hypocrite is someone who goes against something that they believe and testify and doesn't feel remorse afterwards.

Its not perfect because it gives too much liniency, while the other way to define a hypocrite would just be all-encompasing.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on June 25, 2009, 01:36:55 am
...the other way to define a hypocrite would just be all-encompasing.

I disagree with you. The religious elements of the Republican Party have gone out of their way to establish themselves as the "family values" crowd. That's the reputation they've made for themselves, which they have used to claim they have a higher standard than other people. So, when their leaders get caught in these ridiculous scandals--Foley, Vitter, Craig, Ensign, Gingrich, Sanford, etc.--their values are exposed as fraudulent and they get burned in a way that other people don't. That extra burn is the sting of hypocrisy. The only possible alternative is that they are outright liars, which would make them look even worse.

Ordinary religious conservatives have the same problem; they're just too anonymous to get their picture in the news whenever something like this happens.

Religious conservatives aren't the only people who cheat on their spouses, but they are the only large group with the temerity to portray themselves as paragons of virtue while they're busy violating those same values they claim to honor. They insist on this myth that "people of faith" (i.e., right-wing Christian evangelicals) are more virtuous than the rest of us. By doing so, they set themselves up to be hoisted by their own petards when reality proves them wrong.

The real Serge would never hitch himself to their wagon. Maybe you're just unhappy with me for not making some kind of disclaimer to the effect of "not all religious conservatives are hypocrites." Very well: not all are. Better than that, I cannot and will not concede to you. The Sanfords of the world make their own choices every day. I am merely a witness to their hypocrisy. I happen to be a person of strong principles, and it disgusts me when people claim to be something other than what they are, especially when they do so willfully for the purpose of advancing their power and prestige. He was setting himself up to run for president. You bet that we would have heard that "family values" drivel from him until our ears bled. But obviously he wanted to have an affair more than he wanted to be president, and this time justice was served. Good. If you're a religious conservative yourself, maybe you can learn something about what not to do with your life.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on June 25, 2009, 02:44:20 am
their values are exposed as fraudulent and they get burned in a way that other people don't. That extra burn is the sting of hypocrisy.

I agree that it exposes their hypocricy.  It is hypocritical to say one thing and do another (but really, dont ALL politicians do this at one time or another? (I am not sticking up to them having done that, just saying they do))

However the values that they preach may not be all that fraudulant and bad.  I mean, if someone preaches not to commit adultry, then does it themselves, does it mean that what they originally said is wrong?  How about not lying?  Or cheating?  But I do think that the values that they hold themselves to personally on the inside would be exposed as not good values, and not as good as the ones they try to display.

I can assure you 100% that I try to hold myself up to values... and I can assure you 100% that I fail at it on a normal basis.  However... I almost always feel remorse about what I have done wrong...  And I also know that I will continue to get things wrong.  Is that any different than most people?  People trying to do the right thing, but still alot of times fail, or let other things get in the way of that?

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Ordinary religious conservatives have the same problem; they're just too anonymous to get their picture in the news whenever something like this happens
I am not sure I understand what you mean by this... but I do know that I, myself, and my friends will stand appauled at these actions every time we hear of them.  If not openly, then atleast on the inside. 

The (one of the) probable ( <- spell check?) reasons that they don't really get themselves into the news or step in to stand up is because no one really feels the need, they think its not a big deal in comparison to alot of other things going on around the world, etc. 

Excuses, excuses, it may be said, but still, having someone go up there and make a stand and a big speech about it will just get it even more unneccessary press.  Most people agree that things like this should die out, not be prolonged for months.  I mean, if it was an ongoing thing with constant coverage, then sure prolong it, and make a stand... but usually they just let these things die off...

Atleast thats the way I see it.

Quote
Religious conservatives aren't the only people who cheat on their spouses, but they are the only large group with the temerity to portray themselves as paragons of virtue while they're busy violating those same values they claim to honor. They insist on this myth that "people of faith" (i.e., right-wing Christian evangelicals) are more virtuous than the rest of us. By doing so, they set themselves up to be hoisted by their own petards when reality proves them wrong.

That would be the stereotypical viewpoint.  I can assure you as well that the stereotypical viewpoint, from THEIR view, is that athiests are just a bunch of chaos-loving anarchists wanting to kill God.

let me put it simple because I am getting sick of typing ( =D ):
I have values, you have values, we all have values.  The difference between the average person standing in the left or the right isn't the values they have.
However because of difference of opinion on how to achieve these values and political and social "nirvanas", so to speak, is what distorts each side's view of eachother. 


Quote
The real Serge would never hitch himself to their wagon. Maybe you're just unhappy with me for not making some kind of disclaimer to the effect of "not all religious conservatives are hypocrites." Very well: not all are. Better than that, I cannot and will not concede to you. The Sanfords of the world make their own choices every day. I am merely a witness to their hypocrisy. I happen to be a person of strong principles, and it disgusts me when people claim to be something other than what they are, especially when they do so willfully for the purpose of advancing their power and prestige. He was setting himself up to run for president. You bet that we would have heard that "family values" drivel from him until our ears bled. But obviously he wanted to have an affair more than he wanted to be president, and this time justice was served. Good. If you're a religious conservative yourself, maybe you can learn something about what not to do with your life.
The way I see it... Politics (and politicians) is a bitch. 

The worst thing about politics is that the wrongs that occur in the lives of the politicians are then put togethor and seen as social misbehaviors of their entire party and its purveyors. 

Politicians are often known to be scheming and lying bastards that have alterior motives... so Its no suprise to me that they would do something like that.

I would bet that just as many politicians on the left cheat as much or similar to those on the right.

However, what sets the right apart from the left is that most of the people in the right are Christian in contrast to the left.

The problem TRULY comes from the stereotypical outside view of Christians being "stuck up condemning bastards who think they're better than everyone else", which often comes from the kind of rare "Christian" that goes to and protest soldier's funerals by blaming it on homosexuals.  I don't associate myself with those people, and I don't even associate my beliefs to theirs, because honestly I don't understand how anyone could fuck up the Bible so much to believe something like that.  Or atleast, not without also believing some sort of other chaotic beliefs.  (You can't misinterpert and misuse THAT MUCH of it without misinterperting ALOT of other parts of it as well).

If you wish to know... I'm pretty sure I don't really know any of those kinds of people...

The stereotypical view of Christians as being the stuck-up so-called moralistic people is what causes the media to focus upon all of the transgressions of the right much more than that of the left.  The media might not even be doing it because they want to insult the right, or the religion, but just even for the drama and the ratings, or maybe even just for the hell of it!

Look... I'm not saying I stick up for that guy's actions (I don't, at all).  And I'm not trying to be like "d00d im rite and this is y!".

I'm just trying to... I don't know... I guess I could be trying to show you who I am, who my friends are, and what I believe, I don't know...
I mean... I think you understand what I am saying... right?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 25, 2009, 01:12:53 pm
Politicians are often known to be scheming and lying bastards that have alterior motives... so Its no suprise to me that they would do something like that.

Jon Stewart said Sanford is "just another politician with a conservative mind and a liberal penis."


I love Jon Stewart.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zelbess on June 26, 2009, 10:48:39 am
Right now, I am loving the fact I finally had the guts to leave a forum I had been at for awhile; I was a moderator there. The place had such a negative atmosphere, vitriolic members and probably the most inept administration team ever assembled. I felt obligated to stay there because of my position, but I finally realized there's no point being at a place that you get no pleasure from. It's been a great load off of my back. :) Loving the freedom!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on June 26, 2009, 11:10:55 am
I was a moderator there.

People don't understand how much work goes into something like that until they've been one, so major kudos to you for having taken up the job in the first place. And of course, double-so for having the guts to put it down again when you needed to.

And on the topic of things we love:

Blind Guardian

Currently I'm lovin' their Twist in the Myth album.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on June 26, 2009, 06:21:23 pm
And on the topic of things we love:

Blind Guardian

Currently I'm lovin' there Twist in the Myth album.

Quoted for truth. Any idea if they're gonna be touring the States anytime soon?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 29, 2009, 02:18:23 pm
So, my computer got wiped recently and I have to reinstall everything. I went to reinstall Starcraft and realized I didn't know where the discs were. But! While cleaning out my room the other day I found a Starcraft box in this chest in my room. I thought it was a new BattleChest set and pulled it out to get the discs. Turns out it's not a battle chest, but the very Starcraft vanilla box that we got when it came out in 1998, still in one piece. I could've sworn someone had thrown that away, so finding that just made my day.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on June 29, 2009, 02:32:49 pm
So, my computer got wiped recently and I have to reinstall everything. I went to reinstall Starcraft and realized I didn't know where the discs were. But! While cleaning out my room the other day I found a Starcraft box in this chest in my room. I thought it was a new BattleChest set and pulled it out to get the discs. Turns out it's not a battle chest, but the very Starcraft vanilla box that we got when it came out in 1998, still in one piece. I could've sworn someone had thrown that away, so finding that just made my day.

I love that game. That was my first online multiplayer experience.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 29, 2009, 02:36:21 pm
My first online multiplayer experience was a 2v2 match on Battle.net. I picked random race and got Teal Protoss. My partner and I won that match and it's been my favourite race ever since and now I always use teal in Warcraft and Starcraft matches in class. It's my lucky colour!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on June 29, 2009, 03:06:22 pm
Ah, good ol Starcraft. Still one of my favorite games; the delicate balance between the three sides and unique play styles of each is the stuff of gaming legends.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on June 29, 2009, 07:00:08 pm
So, at my favorite cafe they serve this Egyptian lentil soup that makes me all atwitter! I tracked down my own recipe and have made it a few times. Delicious! I use more lemon than they do.

If you're ever in the mood for something cheap, simple, and scrumptious:

Red lentils
Lemon juice
Cumin
Salt
Water

That's all you need. Don't put it too much cumin or salt. Don't put in too much water, either: It should have the consistency of porridge. On the other hand, put in as much friggin' lemon juice as you DARE HANDLE !!

If you've never tried that particular combination of flavors, I think you'll be in for a treat. I made a pot last night and it's already half gone.

I also love the weather we've had in Seattle for the past few weeks. That's all going to come to an end this week, but, damn...cool breezes, sunny afternoons, roving packs of clouds...it's been a good time here in the City.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on June 29, 2009, 08:49:05 pm
I love that our Frustration thread has long since been in the 200s (of pages) and even the Slogan thread has gotten to 100, but the Love thread? Only the upper 60s...

Take THAT, harmony! :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on June 29, 2009, 09:04:01 pm
That's why I always post something in here if I'm venting a frustration. It's easy enough to find both, and important to embrace both. I hate to see the Frustration Thread winning out so decisively. That frustrates me!

Er...

*goes to other topic*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on June 29, 2009, 09:23:09 pm
There are few joys in the world as pleasing as leaving work, walking out to one's car, and seeing a corgi looking out the window, eager to spot you.

Actually, that is part a larger joy; the best parts of life often come after unpleasantness. Sitting is so much nicer when one is tired from standing, air conditioning is much sweeter when one is sweating, the touch of a loved one more treasured when preceded by absence.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on June 30, 2009, 04:32:21 am
I just learned pointers.  And how to use them (in C++ of course).

I LOVE this.

however, as a countereffect, I am frustrated that my Comp Sci one class couldn't take the time to teach us C++ instead of java (or atleast EXPLAIN pointers).

Ramsus made me feel like a noob when he asked me if I understood pointers, that one time a long time ago.

I blame Java and UNT.  and my business computer programming class that I took in the 10th grade.  We used C++ in that class, and they still didn't teach pointers to me. *grr*

I am teaching myself C++... but what I can't wait for is the part where I learn to make windows apps with them.  Thats when I will start workin with the good stuff!

=D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zelbess on June 30, 2009, 09:10:48 am
Just sat on my favorite chair outside with my cat on my lap, watching local cats pass by. :P My cat - an indoor cat - likes to "cat watch". Taking her outside is a special treat, and she really likes it. It's relaxing for me, too!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 30, 2009, 01:55:00 pm
I love this comic: http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs47/f/2009/181/d/c/Chrono_Triggered_by_CrashPL.png (http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs47/f/2009/181/d/c/Chrono_Triggered_by_CrashPL.png)
Yay comics! Also, there's another good one starting on deviantArt, so keep watching the Newest Chrono Trigger feed!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on June 30, 2009, 02:20:16 pm
I love obscure video games.

AHEMEARTHBOUNDTERRANIGMASEIKENDENSETSU3AHEM
Obscure games outside of the intranetz, of course.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on June 30, 2009, 04:08:02 pm
I assume you mean Mother (aka "Earthbound ZERO"), not Earthbound since it's fairly well-known...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 30, 2009, 04:25:07 pm
I love deviantArt's stock photo gallery. You can find a model there for practically any project! Most of their photos are professional quality and very high resolution, too, so they're easy to work with.

I also love my tablet. Pretty soon I'm going to have to celebrate its fourth birthday :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on June 30, 2009, 04:28:39 pm
Arthur Maia.  Best bassist ever?  I like him more than Wooten or Pastorius.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsd5XI4QS3M
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on June 30, 2009, 04:46:11 pm
I love this comic: http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs47/f/2009/181/d/c/Chrono_Triggered_by_CrashPL.png (http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs47/f/2009/181/d/c/Chrono_Triggered_by_CrashPL.png)
Yay comics! Also, there's another good one starting on deviantArt, so keep watching the Newest Chrono Trigger feed!

I love Zephira for posting this one...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on June 30, 2009, 11:36:53 pm
V, have you met somebody outside the internet who actually knows about Earthbound? Like, some random guy in Gamestop the other day, I thought he might know about it, and the look on his face instantly told me otherwise. Most people just give me a strange look.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on June 30, 2009, 11:38:32 pm
My best friend knows Earthbound. We beat Gyigas together last month on his SNES copy of the game.

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on June 30, 2009, 11:46:06 pm
People outside of the internet who know about Earthbound...
My dad, all my brothers, step brothers, step sisters (eight altogether?), a few of my cousins, almost everyone in my program at school, my uncle in england, all my family in the southern states, just about anyone I talked to in this city... Yeah, I'd say Earthbound is pretty popular. My favourite line in the game is "Suddenly, Poo fell from the sky!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on June 30, 2009, 11:48:41 pm
No...best use of lines in Earthbound's battle system.

http://saladbowl.deviantart.com/art/Earthbound-Comic-Strip-66105204
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Katie Skyye on June 30, 2009, 11:58:12 pm
I thought it was hilarious when the Skater Punk "became tame." It made sense with dogs and crows, but it just sounds silly when applied to robots/people/inanimate objects.

Granted, I never even went into Giant Step. I was playing a ROM version and I need to get back to it. The battle difficulty curve is more like a difficulty cliff, though...every new area is twice as hard as the last...

So I've heard, and so it seemed from the first two stages. ^^ Don't worry, I'll finish it one day!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 01, 2009, 12:02:54 am
Giygas is harder than he should be.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 01, 2009, 12:25:36 am
Any RPG fan who's of SNES-era or older should know about Earthbound whether they like it or not...Plus, there's a shitload of people who play SSB, right? Ness is in all of them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 01, 2009, 12:44:46 am
I've only played very little of it, but I have several friends (Real life friends, not internet friends) who are practically obsessed with it, and I have a brother who beat it a few weeks ago. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: HyperNerd on July 01, 2009, 12:57:29 am
Jesus, I guess I'm the only person in my freaking City who knows about Earthbound, then...

Giygas scared the shit out of me the first time I fought him.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 01, 2009, 06:01:09 am
Def. one of the more epic boss battles.  That game is loads of fun.  Damn bizarre though.  Some of the dialogue make me laugh out loud, but when Mr. Saturn talks my head hurts...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: kid123 on July 01, 2009, 07:07:25 am
I love the Giyjas battle too, epic and dramatic at the same time. I always wondered how Itoi got such brilliant idea until I found where the inspiration come from based on his interview . He say he got it from the result of traumatic childhood event. He accidentally view a wrong movie in a theater, unfortunately the movie featured a graphic rape scene that traumatized him. Later he integrated the scene into the Giyjas battle.

I love accidental inspiration  8)

But still, I feel very sorry towards Itoi.....
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 01, 2009, 06:38:10 pm
I love the weather we had in June. There was a solid week of Wretched Heat at the beginning of the month, which was a rude awakening from the deliciously cool and wet spring we'd had, but this heatwave tempered me for the warm season, and every day since then has either felt glorious or merely nice. We've had refreshing cloudy days, brilliant sunshiny days, and this persistent "little cross-breeze that could" who makes my apartment feel like a refreshing open-air villa. Seriously, this is about as nice as warm-season weather gets. I love it!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 02, 2009, 02:47:54 pm
Zeality.

Well, to be fair, Zeality and everyone else here who has the "damn etiquette, I'll change the world or develop hypertension trying!" level of passion and dedication that Z's the poster-boy for (it's a tall poster).

I occasionally get depressed by the apathy in modern culture (see the frustration thread for details), but there are few cures like skimming through the Springtime of Youth forum or reading one of Z's more passionate posts.

You'all have done the impossible, and that makes you mighty.

(http://popcdn.zoovy.lg1.simplecdn.net/img/motorcowboy/W250-H312-Bffffff/F/fireflygrp5.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 02, 2009, 06:07:08 pm
I love this website. It's very refreshing and enlightening to read all the discussions and debates that go on here. It's really surprising how many intelligent and extremely literate people gather here. While it is quite an exercise trying to keep up, I am glad to be a part of it.
And I'll have to second Thought's last post here.

I love how there is a thread just for things we love. Reading through it is a great way to lift one's spirits.
I love the cross breeze that J mentioned earlier. It could be a bit stronger, but it is still a good companion when walking to the store in this heat.

I also love what Ramsus did to his hair in the Pictures thread. Stylin!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 02, 2009, 06:18:40 pm
I love how I'm getting a 2nd interview =D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 02, 2009, 06:25:10 pm
Kick ass in the interview!

Handed in my contract to my agent.  Gosh golly darn it feels good!  I too, love the Compendium.  While at times overwhelming, there's so much.  I love how it can hold a damn good strongly rooted debate as well as allow some time for nonsense.  And of course, the Chronoverse!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 02, 2009, 06:29:13 pm
I really like the lead singer from Soul Asylum- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BC8h-KvYEY . He's so hot. I usually do not like long hair on guys, but he's so hot and I'm not going to go into details here, but mrph :3. Too bad this song is at least 15 years old... I'm just going to keep up my fantasy and believe he looks exactly like how he does in that vid.

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 02, 2009, 06:58:23 pm
It may be overly traditional, and somewhat dissonant coming from a world-government advocate, but I love my country. For all its problems, I like the opportunities, the freedoms, and the stability here. But I notice that few people call July 4 "Independence Day." It's almost always "The Fourth of July (a day for fireworks, hamburgers, and soda)." Tsk tsk, neighbors! Until I see some powdered wigs and fifes, you're all on notice for being anti-American scumdogs!

Golly...I should really make sure I own or lease at least one American flag before saying that. Excuse me for a minute...
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Post by: Zephira on July 02, 2009, 07:17:12 pm
Our flag is folded up in Dad's garage. He usually adorns the flagpole with red, white and blue christmas lights now.
And that's a really great idea. I want a powdered wig now. That's going on my list of things to do in the future: get a powdered wig, colonial dress and a fancy fancy fan, and dress up for a REAL Independence Day.

Yes, this country does have its problems, but I couldn't imagine living elsewhere. But what's really interesting is how the states are so distinct. While Oregon is so close to Washington, if feels completely different, like a different country altogether. The only other states I've been to are Hawaii, California and Colorado. All three of them were absolutely gorgeous, but way, WAY too warm for my liking. So in that vein of thought, WASHINGTON PRIDE, HELLS YEAH! Best state of them all!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 02, 2009, 08:06:58 pm
I am currently loving NOT having television.  No, that's not sarcasm, I feel like I'm waste so little time nowadays... Now if only I could get a grasp on my emotions...

Moving is quite refreshing.  It does things to you.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 03, 2009, 05:27:48 am
Well it sure does change things up.
And thats what I love, Change.

Though this new back problem will be a problem for a while, I like the fact it makes the days a bit less ordinary, and it has added a sense of change to my life.  That, and being able to brag about it (which I try to refrain from usually, but I really want to!)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 03, 2009, 06:57:52 am
Our flag is folded up in Dad's garage. He usually adorns the flagpole with red, white and blue christmas lights now.
And that's a really great idea. I want a powdered wig now. That's going on my list of things to do in the future: get a powdered wig, colonial dress and a fancy fancy fan, and dress up for a REAL Independence Day.

Yes, this country does have its problems, but I couldn't imagine living elsewhere. But what's really interesting is how the states are so distinct. While Oregon is so close to Washington, if feels completely different, like a different country altogether. The only other states I've been to are Hawaii, California and Colorado. All three of them were absolutely gorgeous, but way, WAY too warm for my liking. So in that vein of thought, WASHINGTON PRIDE, HELLS YEAH! Best state of them all!

Depends on the part of the state. I used to live in Colorado and... you must have been visiting in the summer time XD;. A few weeks of the summer are hot, but the rest of the time, the rocky mountains manage to keep it pretty chilly...

Also, i bet that San Francisco is much colder than wherever you live. I hate the weather there. Most of the Bay Area is pretty cool... I've lived in various parts of it and in terms of weather, I like where I live best right now, San Jose. It really is the best environment for me. It's juuust enough inland to not be terrible like SF, but warm enough to be pleasant. There has only been one day this summer that has been hot... I guess it's cause it isn't August yet.  Unless you live in the southern hemisphere, no matter where you go in the world, I bet that August is the worst month ever. Ugh I hate it. I am so glad I won't be in Japan in another month. I don't think I could live through a 3rd August there >_>.

How is Oregon any more different than Washington? They seem completely identical to me XD;.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 03, 2009, 07:12:26 am
Washington is usually a more Democratic state for one. The main differences, I think, splinter from that fact.
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Post by: ZaichikArky on July 03, 2009, 07:21:29 am
Compared to Oregon being any less of one? >_>;

California is much more rightist than either of those two... but my part of it is still pretty democratic.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 03, 2009, 03:13:40 pm
The trees in Oregon are different. Here we have tons of Evergreens, so in fall and winter there are more green trees than dead trees. In Oregon, as soon as Fall hits, absolutely everything turns brown.

I've been to Colorado twice, both times in the summer. The first time we went to Grand Junction and Meeker, and we spent most of the time in a river because of the heat. The second time was a bit higher up, I think, though I can't remember the name of the city. It was around 100 degrees most of the time, but it snowed for one afternoon, then went straight back to 100.

I should probably explore the different states more. It's really interesting to see the differences.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 03, 2009, 07:25:11 pm
I don't think "love" is the right word for my reaction to Sarah Palin's bizarre resignation announcement today, but I do take some pleasure at it. She is the culmination of religious conservatism as a political force, and her demise is representative of what their entire movement is undergoing. Good.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Delta Dragon on July 03, 2009, 07:50:56 pm
I don't think "love" is the right word for my reaction to Sarah Palin's bizarre resignation announcement today, but I do take some pleasure at it. She is the culmination of religious conservatism as a political force, and her demise is representative of what their entire movement is undergoing. Good.
I'm not sure how reliable it was, it might just have been a rumor, but I heard she might be resigning to spend more time on campaigning for the next election. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 03, 2009, 09:13:03 pm
I've always seen Oregon as fairly populated by Republicans...That's how the state always votes in the elections anyways (or at least the ones I've seen)...Taxes are also different...higher sales in one while higher home in the other I believe...Or something, I know a lot of people choose to live in one and work in the other because of whichever taxes...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 03, 2009, 09:46:46 pm
I'm guessing you don't live in the Pacific Northwest, V. =)

You're on the right track, but you mangled the details. Both Washington and Oregon have some of the most liberal people in the country, but also some of the most conservative. In other words, we have some of the widest political spectra in the Union. There is also a high ratio of libertarians, who tend to be anti-government but will split on social issues.

In both states, the liberals outnumber the conservatives, and both states vote Democratic at both the state and federal level. This trend has evolved over the past twenty years as the Republican Party has completed dismantled its liberal wing.

As for the taxation thing: Oregon has no sales tax and Washington has no income tax. So if you live in Washington and shop in Oregon, you get a good deal. (And you get the worst deal if it's the other way around.) The number of southern Washingtonians who shop in Oregon isn't all that huge, however. It's not very convenient in terms of time, and for smaller purchases it isn't economical.

Oregon is mildly hotter than Washington, primarily because it is farther south. The University of Washington runs an excellent probabalistic forecast site where you can see this mild effect in action right now:

http://www.probcast.com/

The much bigger climatological divide, however, is between the west halves of the states and the east halves. The western halves of Washington, Oregon, and northern California are a marine climate--mild and wet; the only such climate in the nation. The eastern halves of the same are arid and much more extreme in summertime highs and winter lows.

This climatological divide also correlates to the population distribution: in all cases, the western halves are more populous. They're also more liberal, both in urban areas (duh) and even in rural areas.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 03, 2009, 10:32:29 pm
I'm guessing you don't live in the Pacific Northwest, V. =)

You're on the right track, but you mangled the details. Both Washington and Oregon have some of the most liberal people in the country, but also some of the most conservative. In other words, we have some of the widest political spectra in the Union. There is also a high ratio of libertarians, who tend to be anti-government but will split on social issues.

In both states, the liberals outnumber the conservatives, and both states vote Democratic at both the state and federal level. This trend has evolved over the past twenty years as the Republican Party has completed dismantled its liberal wing.

As for the taxation thing: Oregon has no sales tax and Washington has no income tax. So if you live in Washington and shop in Oregon, you get a good deal. (And you get the worst deal if it's the other way around.) The number of southern Washingtonians who shop in Oregon isn't all that huge, however. It's not very convenient in terms of time, and for smaller purchases it isn't economical.

Oregon is mildly hotter than Washington, primarily because it is farther south. The University of Washington runs an excellent probabalistic forecast site where you can see this mild effect in action right now:

http://www.probcast.com/

The much bigger climatological divide, however, is between the west halves of the states and the east halves. The western halves of Washington, Oregon, and northern California are a marine climate--mild and wet; the only such climate in the nation. The eastern halves of the same are arid and much more extreme in summertime highs and winter lows.

This climatological divide also correlates to the population distribution: in all cases, the western halves are more populous. They're also more liberal, both in urban areas (duh) and even in rural areas.

Very good response.

As for the political climate, both Oregon and Washington are known for their liberal population, but the liberals primarily stay in the west while the east side of the states have plenty of conservatives. However, the eastern sides of the states are less populated, so it's easy to see where the misconception of the states being neo-hippie breeding grounds comes in.

Many US states are the size of nations. California, for example, is very difficult to sum up. The northern and southern parts of it are so different, that many times, Californians don't really like to associate themselves with whatever location is their opposite. I guess it's a kind of rivalry... I wouldn't mind living in Southern California. I don't like the weather there, but I could get used to the warmer climate. I guess it depends where I go because if I'm anywhere near LA(which is where most of the SoCal population lives), it's kind of a different climate all together...

Here is something funny from the 80s...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 03, 2009, 11:27:33 pm
I'm from Washington, but I also just don't actually follow politics or all that...I only assumed that based on which color the states have been in the last Presidential elections. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 03, 2009, 11:50:47 pm
Here is something funny from the 80s...

That's David Horsey! One of the best editorial cartoonists on the scene today. I'd recognize his work in an instant. (And the signature helped...)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 04, 2009, 12:04:50 am
I love Pixiv, and the amazing comics contained therein: http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c183/ZephyrAnalea/ear.jpg?t=1246676303 (http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c183/ZephyrAnalea/ear.jpg?t=1246676303)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 04, 2009, 02:06:49 am
Haha Zaichik that is amazing =D wonderful pic!

Also, I love that I havent taken painkillers since 3 AM.  They last only 6 hours.

...And I thought the doctors told me this whole back thing is going to be extremely painful.

I mean, its definitely got some pain involved, but seriously, this... I mean its kinda weak.

The only real thing it stops me from doing is bending around and bending over...

But seriously, pain, you need to learn a few things.

Either that, or I'm just THAT pain tolerant =D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 05, 2009, 04:59:42 am
Kinda obvious...but I love fireworks. And I love that adults will allow themselves to be thrilled by fireworks.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 05, 2009, 12:17:27 pm
I loved the finale of yesterday's fireworks show in Carnation, precluded by a very stunning sunset.
When watching these things, you have to take a moment to really admire all the engineering and thought that went into the show. Fireworks are difficult things to build. The technician has to use very precise amounts of different chemicals and powders than burn in different speeds and colours, and it's very possible that the whole thing could blow up in his face before he finishes.
Then there's the people who plan the show. To get so many different fireworks the explode so differently and have such different burning times to all work in tandem is a huge feat of intellect.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 05, 2009, 05:48:38 pm
I remember when the first cube-shaped firework explosions premiered, a few years ago. That was, and remains, the ultimate "WTF FTW!" firework for me. Fireworks want to be spheres, not cubes, same as when you blow up a balloon or grow a watermelon. It takes some very fancy voodoo to get cubical fireworks and balloons and watermelons.

Kudos to the people who put on the Seattle fireworks show. They do a good job every year.

My favorite of all the fireworks are those huge gold ones that explode outward in all directions and then stream down like palm trees or water fountains, and glitter. I love those! They came pretty late in the show yesterday, so for a while I was worried they might not have bought any this year.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 05, 2009, 06:06:46 pm
I love the Halo soundtracks, especially Halo 3. Michael Salvatori and Martin O'Donnell make an amazing composing team. It's been a long time since I have heard such an epic score from a video game.
The real great thing about Halo 3's soundtrack is how it takes tracks from Halo:CE and puts a new spin on them. Hearing for the first time one of Halo:CE's most prominent tracks given new life in the Sierra 117 stage of Halo3 elicited an immense surge of nostalgia amidst adrenaline, and it still gets me every time. There are a lot of games where I wish I could get amnesia so I could experience playing them for the first time again, but this game doesn't need that at all, it still feels fresh and new every time.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 05, 2009, 11:23:07 pm
I love batteries. We just had a power blip here. It only lasted for five seconds or so, but it killed everything in my apartment--except the computer. Why? Because it's a laptop that I'm using as a desktop. When it detected a breakdown in mains power, it simply switched to battery reserve power. As a result, I did not lose any information and had to endure nothing more difficult than resetting my modem.

Every computer should have battery emergency power. Come to think of it, every computer should also have a hard drive mirror and a regularly updated backup drive, so that, short of Lavos dropping spikes on your tower, no permanent data loss will ever occur.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 06, 2009, 02:55:56 am
Huh, forgot you were in Washington for a second there. I had a bit of a blip too, but the internet was the only thing affected.

I love nature. Yesterday my family was playing croquet in the back yard, and I saw two red dragonflies perched on a plant support. I've never seen a red dragonfly before in my life, supposedly they're rare. These two sat still long enough for me to get face to face with one and take a few pictures. It's head looked like some kind of motorcyclist's helmet, and it would tilt its head the same way I did when I was looking at it. Really cute bugs.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 06, 2009, 03:02:35 am
Let me be the first to say: Pics. Now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 06, 2009, 03:14:54 am
Red dragonfly: http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c183/ZephyrAnalea/redDragonfly.jpg?t=1246860767 (http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c183/ZephyrAnalea/redDragonfly.jpg?t=1246860767) http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c183/ZephyrAnalea/redDragonfly2.jpg (http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c183/ZephyrAnalea/redDragonfly2.jpg)
I got up real close to it with the video camera, but I don't know how to take screenshots with that.
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Post by: ZaichikArky on July 06, 2009, 03:29:41 am
wow, that is pretty, Z-gurl.

That really reminds me of one of the first japanese songs they like to teach students(who are learning Japanese).

This vid has lyrics(though the audio quality isn't great..)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzZGoZVil6Q&feature=related . I like the enka style because young girls aren't forced to sound "cute" by singing like 5 year olds. You should hear this chick's voice. She sounds like a 5 year old when not singing XD.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 06, 2009, 03:43:48 am
Oh wow! Those are big little buggers, Zephira! What a find!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 06, 2009, 04:49:03 am
http://www.explosm.net/comics/1580/

LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on July 06, 2009, 08:26:34 am
Wow, those red dragonflies are really pretty, you were lucky to get so close. They're big too, whoa. :lee:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on July 06, 2009, 05:15:26 pm
Great pics, Zephira! Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 06, 2009, 09:55:28 pm
Charlie Kaufman films... Particularly "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 08, 2009, 03:07:37 am
I love the Frozen Flame. It's probably the most compelling device in the Chrono series. And the music is positively Spekktacular.

...But does the Frozen Flame love Josh !?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 08, 2009, 03:15:54 am
If you love the Frozen Flame, you will love this story: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1129088/1/The_Fire_When_it_Comes (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1129088/1/The_Fire_When_it_Comes)
It's a cross of Trigger and Cross. It focuses mainly on Magus (derp derp), has a ton of time traveling confusion, lots of humour and drama all at the same time. It gives a lot more story and characterization to the Flame than what is in Cross. It's fairly long (21 chapter, 74.5K words), but it's a great read, and I certainly love it :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Samopoznanie on July 08, 2009, 03:24:16 am
Charlie Kaufman films... Particularly "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
I really enjoyed that one. Very dream-like at times,. Found Kate Winslet's blue and orange colours to be oddly hot.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 08, 2009, 05:05:36 am
Thanks, Zephira. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 08, 2009, 07:59:10 pm
I love my awesome gf who totally spoils me. Just got my new lappy in the mail and it's charging as I type. Its got a dvd/cd burner (i'll have to go get some blanks!) and internal wifi thingy (that i'll be able to use when i go to the library, yay!). Also got a neat 2gig flash and an external modem (so i can continue to have my 56k at home). SWEET~!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 08, 2009, 10:02:33 pm
If the AP's source can be trusted, Obama is to nominate Francis Collins as the head of the NIH! (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gMNQC_ZdT1n4Ow_Xnuu3yXrC-DYgD99AE7UO1)

EDIT: Opps, fixed. Thanks Boo, Shee.
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Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 08, 2009, 10:38:14 pm
That URL is not valid and cannot be loaded.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 09, 2009, 04:33:19 am
This is SO bizarre. So I met this guy on this this online server for fighting games back ... maybe 5 months ago or so. So I stop playing because I suck, but we remain friends.

So at some point I add him on myspace  and notice he doesn't have any pictures of himself. He gives me some excuse, so I assume that he's really unnattractive and looks like those typical people who sit on the computer all day and night.

Well he adds me on facebook like... today and I find out that he's really hot XD;. So I tell him I find him to be really hot and he's kind of disbelieving.

LOL. Nothing will really become of it, I just kind of love it how the internet really surprises you every now and then, and how I can just tell a friend I've known for a while that I find him really hot and not be embarrassed over it!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 09, 2009, 05:51:24 pm
I love the internet. It is a capitalist's dream.

Specifically, it is downright lovely to be able to order stuff that just isn't available in Texas. Miniture Apple Trees (perfect for appartment living) is just one example. My wife loves Coffee Bean tea, and the internet delivers (well, USPS delivers, but only because the internet tells them too).

Though this has also led to a proliferation of boxes and packaging materials, which is less than ideal.

EDIT: Speaking of which, I love that I found a recycle center near where I live. Take that!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 09, 2009, 05:59:19 pm
To add to that: the computerization of logistics. Gone are the old "six to eight weeks" of shipping and handling time...even for most international shipments.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 10, 2009, 04:00:44 am
Lord J - I still feel like I'm still PAYING for 6-8 weeks of shipping sometimes... :)

I just got done plastering my home with Italian notes.  The chairs, tables, plates, bowls, cups, beds, shoes, hats and on and on...looking forward to continuing with it.  I also think I found some Italian speaking groups in the area, so I'm going to try and join them after I get I just a liiiiittle bit of a firmer grasp on conversation.

No need to go in there saying, "The dog is red.  The yellow horse eats.  How many chairs are there?"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 10, 2009, 09:53:05 am
Ha ha ha ha haah (http://people-press.org/report/528/)!!

Just look at the percentage of scientists who identify themselves as Republican. It didn't used to be that way...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 10, 2009, 11:41:47 am
Though it was terribly painful, I love finding stuff I wrote back in 2003/2004. It is nice to see that I am not that person anymore, and it was a great motivator to attempt to improve myself more.

It was, of course, a bit of a blow to the ol' ego. People tend to remember the past fondly, so realizing that I wasn't actually like I thought I remembered I was, was... unpleasant. Still, onwards!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 10, 2009, 04:19:29 pm
Two posts in a row? Guess I must be McDonald's, cause I'm loving it.

And by "it" I am currently referring to the chair of the academic department I work for. He runs a month seminar series trying to teach doctor-types how to have careers and various ins and outs of the dealeo. While he's teaching to medical peoples, a lot of what he says really has a lot of applicability. I occasionally sit in on these seminars and so I get to benefit from them.

For example, what is the difference between a career and a job? Essentially, mobility and ownership. A business owns a job and hires you to come to do it. You own your career and a business pays to to bring it to them.

For someone who desires to develop their own career, these are great things to have access to. So good times.

...

and free lunch.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on July 10, 2009, 05:51:34 pm
I love the internet. It is a capitalist's dream.

Specifically, it is downright lovely to be able to order stuff that just isn't available in Texas. Miniture Apple Trees (perfect for appartment living) is just one example. My wife loves Coffee Bean tea, and the internet delivers (well, USPS delivers, but only because the internet tells them too).

Though this has also led to a proliferation of boxes and packaging materials, which is less than ideal.

EDIT: Speaking of which, I love that I found a recycle center near where I live. Take that!

Ah, The Coffee Bean! I used to go there all the time in my Angelino youth. I try to get back there at least once whenever I'm down for a visit, but it's not something that always works out.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 12, 2009, 02:19:48 am
I'm loving tonight's weather. There are unusual amounts of lightning in the area, along with scattered thundershowers that are mostly evaporating before they hit the ground, plenty of apocalyptic clouds, and the evening skies were red all the way across the horizon. I grilled chicken and ate outside.

Now I'd love a cup of coffee, but I'll have to muster the will to brew it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 12, 2009, 10:40:30 pm
Dangit J, you got to the thunder before I did!

Man, it's just so beautiful how the lightning illuminates the whole world for a brief second, imprinting that scene on your mind. It' been way too long since we've had rain.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 13, 2009, 02:11:12 am
I love the storms.

THey are a break from... "reality", or "normality" more precisely.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on July 13, 2009, 03:28:52 am
I'm loving some of the free music samplers I've been downloading from Amazon.

Here are a couple of good ones:
http://www.amazon.com/Ropeadope-Label-Sampler/dp/B0029E471S/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1247466638&sr=103-1
http://www.amazon.com/Luaka-Bop-Orinoco-Sampler/dp/B002DESNG4/ref=pd_sim_dmusic_5
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Post by: Zephira on July 13, 2009, 03:43:59 am
I love knitting. It's calm and relaxing, and a great way to pass time. Plus, it makes neat little gifts for friends or clothes for the winter :D
And on that subject, Caron Simply Soft is the best brand of yarn ever. It's really soft (derp) and very shiny.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 13, 2009, 05:42:06 am
I love my "Plug in Baby"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Gh0U0wkBs

good intro riffs.... if thats what you call them
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Post by: MsBlack on July 13, 2009, 07:21:11 am
Ted Koppel's voice. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv99WA0xyNk)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 13, 2009, 12:27:48 pm
Feeling melancholy. It's such a lovely emotion; not a place to live, certainly, but a wonderful place to visit.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 13, 2009, 02:28:02 pm
I love human ingenuity, desire, curiosity, reason, and our ability to make such greatness as we will all get the chance to remember later this week:

http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 13, 2009, 08:47:55 pm
I love this post: http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,7769.msg171498.html#msg171498 (http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/index.php/topic,7769.msg171498.html#msg171498)
The ingenuity and acumen of our more intellectual members here never ceases to amaze and amuse me. Keep it up, Compendium! :grimm
 Also: :fuk
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on July 15, 2009, 01:55:45 am
The Deftones.

I just recently fell back in love with this band. I hope Chi comes out of his effing coma. They need a new album/tour.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 15, 2009, 06:47:47 pm
David Tennant.

'Cause he talks to dead people:

(http://theequivalent.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/article-1040935-0225e90200000578-603_468x476.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 15, 2009, 07:21:14 pm
Been teaching my roomie some basic stuff on the drums...could've EASILY gone in the frustration thread, but it was cool to be teaching someone who wanted to learn, not just beat the shit out of the drums.  He's made progress, and it's scary to see him doing all the same things I was doing when I was learning.

Also, have an audition Friday for the television show "1000 Ways To Die".  Booya!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 15, 2009, 11:58:55 pm
Quote
Also, have an audition Friday for the television show "1000 Ways To Die".  Booya!
...the people who audition do survive, right?

Ah, I guess I have to state my love for something as the price of making that sarcastic comment. I love black coffee. I have half a mind to compose an ode to it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 16, 2009, 04:16:22 am
I love the West Hemisphere...the happenin'est hemisphere this side of Greenwich! I also love homemade spaghetti sauce, kona coffee, thin mints, and spiders. Spiders may be scary, but they eat lots of pesky bugs. Me and the spiders around here have negotiated a Treaty. It mostly works.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 16, 2009, 05:51:46 am
I love Metroid! Especially the second and third games, for GB and SNES. The ambiance, the mystique, the solitude...the metroids!! In my opinion, the transition to FPS and the corny storyline in Fusion were ugly blotches of unwanted commentary upon a beautiful premise of oppressive minimalism.

Yes...I've been listening to the Super Metroid soundtrack.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 16, 2009, 05:52:11 am
I love the ideas in my head

I'm frustrated that whatever route I take, the ideas will be hard to put down into reality without ruining the excitement of them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 16, 2009, 06:03:48 am
I love being able to legally drive now. Kiss my ass, department of motor vehicles.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 16, 2009, 06:08:57 am
I love how i'm turning 19 next month, and I have yet to even be pulled over by a cop.


TAKE THAT, YOU IRRESPONSIBLE TEENAGE DRIVERS!

(That was a general statement, not specifically pointed at anyone.)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 16, 2009, 10:20:57 am
Me and the spiders around here have negotiated a Treaty. It mostly works.

Sounds like something Alvin Maker would do.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on July 16, 2009, 10:28:36 am
I love how i'm turning 19 next month, and I have yet to even be pulled over by a cop.
TAKE THAT, YOU IRRESPONSIBLE TEENAGE DRIVERS!
Hey, fuck you!

Quote
(That was a general statement, not specifically pointed at anyone.)
Hey, never mind!


 :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 16, 2009, 12:25:41 pm
Greenery.

Usually it seems like I live in a wasteland; there are few plants and the ones that are around tend to look sickly. But I moved not that long ago to a 3rd floor apartment that looked out into several trees. It's sort of like living in a tree house... only not. Wake up in the morning and BAM, greenery outside my window. It makes me feel like I'm somewhere civilized.

Oh, and the Ballad of Serenity. Good song.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 16, 2009, 03:15:00 pm
I love waking up at 12, laying in bed for an hour, then getting up.

I seriously didn't know I layed in bed for an hour til it was 12:55
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 16, 2009, 04:53:43 pm
Lord J - I'm cooking my special tasty pasta sauce today!  Not exactly "homemade" but not from a jar, either.  Perhaps one day I'll make an instructional video.  And the music in Brinstar fro Super Metroid rocks my socks off.

Roomie's been making TONS of progress on the drums.  I'm proud! :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on July 16, 2009, 09:38:57 pm
It is so much as something I love but I find interesting the new Harry Potter movie, I just saw it. In and of its self it was entertaining so it did its job as a movie. Still the fact that it is a 6 later to be 8 movie arc and hasn't felt completely force is quiet an impressive thing really. Not to say there are without there flaw but they all have been entertaining.


Something I do love about it though, the actress who plays Ginny(Bonnie Wright) I thought was fantastic since the first movie. When I was young it was fine now she's just jail bait.... :( never mind she's 18.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on July 16, 2009, 10:55:07 pm
Something I do love about it though, the actress who plays Ginny(Bonnie Wright) I thought was fantastic since the first movie. When I was young it was fine now she's just jail bait.... :( never mind she's 18.

You seem so sad that she's legal...  :shock:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on July 16, 2009, 11:36:51 pm
Sad too miss an opportunity to drink from that fountain of youth? Hell yes I am.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on July 17, 2009, 10:19:18 am
Oh, and the Ballad of Serenity. Good song.

I would thank you if it hadn't been popping in and out of my head for the past ten hours now...because of you.

...

Thanks a lot. ;)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 17, 2009, 03:16:39 pm
You're welcome.

And for a newish love, I love language and its ambiguous nature.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 17, 2009, 03:19:09 pm
I love aspirin. Seriously, what did people do before its invention? Sometimes there's just no getting rid of a headache without it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Katie Skyye on July 17, 2009, 05:08:29 pm
I love aspirin. Seriously, what did people do before its invention? Sometimes there's just no getting rid of a headache without it.

Aspirin does nothing for me. Two Nuprin dispels my aches and pains.

Also, I love it when the US Postal Service isn't retarded and delivers my mail on time.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 17, 2009, 06:34:20 pm
Small
Yellow
Different

Isn't that Nuprin?  All I can think of is Wayne's World

Regardless, just got back from my audition.  It felt great, so naturally it must of gone terribly  8).  Time will tell if anything comes of it, but it's always such an awesome feeling to be out there chasing after what moves you.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 17, 2009, 08:47:02 pm
I love air refrigeration. I don't know how we got by without it...damn jungles and deserts!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 18, 2009, 01:22:33 pm
There is some indication that Air-Conditioning is what allowed certain cities to grow to a large size. Dallas, for example, started to expand at a quicker rate after air conditioning was invented. But no formal studies have been conducted, as far as I know.

Still... I like the idea: "The Air Conditioner: Champion of the Modern Age!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on July 18, 2009, 04:50:50 pm
Hah, no joke.  Talk about often overlooked inventions.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 18, 2009, 05:21:32 pm
I am loving this bright and happy day that is shining where I live. I wish more days could be like that, intertwined with a good rain here and there.

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 18, 2009, 06:49:34 pm
Sportswriter Bill Simmons.  Good gaaaaaawwwwwwd he makes me laugh so hard.  The way he relates the antics of pop culture and sports is hilarious.  For example, he would be devastated to find the Ken Griffey Jr. was taking steroids. 

"For me, it's really just Jeter and Griffey. Of all the big guns, that's it. You could talk me into anyone else cheating. I have to say, it has been nice to watch Griffey's career unfold in an old-school, pre-PED way; instead of belting 57 homers at age 39, he's barely hanging on to a job. It's refreshing. It's the human body doing what it's supposed to do at that age: fail. Thanks for sucking, Ken Griffey Jr. And I mean that in a completely genuine way. I swear."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 18, 2009, 08:10:45 pm
Harry Belafonte!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvN6-RK66Bo
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 19, 2009, 04:01:36 am
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/chess_photo.png


HAVE to do this someday.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 19, 2009, 11:34:47 am
Having been married for one year today.  :D  Yaaaaay!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 19, 2009, 12:49:18 pm
*applauds 4 boo*

Congrats!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 19, 2009, 07:00:27 pm
Having been married for one year today.  :D  Yaaaaay!

And I believe that is why the phrase "boo-yah!" exists.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on July 19, 2009, 07:49:02 pm
Hey, congrats Boo. Here's to another good year for you two.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 20, 2009, 02:14:04 am
I love Spore's expansion. I just got it yesterday and it still isn't boring yet :lol:
The Clark and Stanley Adventures are very entertaining. Short and sweet and an easy way to unlock equipment. Every now and then there's on that's bugged or pranked, but they're usually pretty good.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: mav on July 21, 2009, 09:28:34 pm
Fuck, I love Hot Fudge Sundaes from McDonald's. It even makes brain freezes delightful.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 21, 2009, 10:16:09 pm
I love photoshop, and painting things in photoshop, and I am going to spend this whole weekend painting Ichigo.
I also love burritos from Taco Bell. Sadly, they are unattainable because I cannot drive.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 22, 2009, 12:52:25 am
I love photoshop, and painting things in photoshop, and I am going to spend this whole weekend painting Ichigo.
I also love burritos from Taco Bell. Sadly, they are unattainable because I cannot drive.

And I have a license, but no car. Hrm, are you thinking what I'm thinking?


Narrator: And they came to be known throughout the land and unto the ages as...

                            8) :o :shock: The Fellowship of the Burrito :D :kamina :lee:


Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 22, 2009, 01:12:52 am
Well, I DO have an Infiniti (which I also love). Though sadly, mom loves it too, so she's been using that instead of her Lincoln towncar.

This Fellowship intrigues me. I sense potential for fanfiction!

(and speaking of cars! Thunderbirds are AWESOME and I wish I had one.)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: skylark on July 22, 2009, 01:22:20 am
Loving that I finally finished my fic synopsis for FaustWolf.

Downside is it's probably gonna take forever to get an adequet review. Why do you have to be a busy man, Faust?!!!! *cue dramatic, hammy kneeling with fists in the air*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: kid123 on July 22, 2009, 04:33:25 am
Speaking of burrito ......

(http://newmedia.funnyjunk.com/pictures/kitten-burrito-in-a-spinach-tortilla.jpg)

My fondness to cat self-augmented to nonsensical degree, for some reason I love to post feline-esque picture. >_<

Anyway I love these guy's soapbox of Gamespot. His blog deviate from normal blog composition modus operandi,since he applied some statistical analysis. Outrageously genius use of technique IMO, these kind of blog are pretty rare. It prove statistic tend to be useful sometime.

Bias, bias everywhere... or maybe not so much
http://www.gamespot.com/users/GabuEx/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25702613 (http://www.gamespot.com/users/GabuEx/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25702613)

Do reviews really affect sales?
http://www.gamespot.com/users/GabuEx/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25692984 (http://www.gamespot.com/users/GabuEx/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25692984)

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 22, 2009, 04:35:54 am
I love the mountains
I love ....

boom deata boom deata...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 22, 2009, 07:13:48 pm
Anyone who dosen't like burritos can't be trusted.

Anyway, the day started off horrendus, monster traffic, late for work, therefore late for work number 2, only to finally get an audition from my agent, for tomorrow, when I have 3 back to back classes.  Now what are the chances that my audition is going to be same time as my classes?  Pretty damn high.  And my agent HATES it when you can't make an audition.......BUT IT WORKED OUT and the audition is a little later so I can make it without having to burn any bridges!!!! :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 22, 2009, 07:24:40 pm
I love my headphones, especially now that they've been retaped and actually sit right. Everything sounds so much better with Everglide :D
Now I'm just scared that if I move the earpiece to scratch my ear it'll fall off again...

Good luck with that audition Shee!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 23, 2009, 12:07:51 am
I love halibut. It's so expensive these days that I usually only have it once a year...but I'm thinking it's Halibut Time!! I'm going to hit up the market sometime in the next few days and try to catch something from one of the ships that just came in from Alaska.

Damn, I love Seattle. We're like the Pacific seafood capital of the United States. Fresh fish everywhere...if I had a lot more money, that is the first thing I would buy a lot more of: fresh friggin' fish.

Which also reminds me: I love the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Nbc8iNbY4
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 23, 2009, 12:03:33 pm
Following Josh's excellent policy of posting in this thread if one is posting in the frustration thread:

I love poetry. In particular three poems come to mind as being my favorite.

The Tyger, by William Blake
Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll
The Lay of Leithian, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Of the latter, a particular section stands out (abridged below):

Quote from: The Lay of Leithian
Fingolfin like a shooting light
beneath a cloud, a stab of white,
sprang then aside, and Ringil drew
like ice that gleameth cold and blue,
his sword devised of elvish skill
to pierce the flesh with deadly chill.
With seven wounds it rent his foe,
and seven mighty cries of woe
rang in the mountains, and the earth quook,
and Angband’s trembling armies shook.

...

Thrice was Fingolfin with great blows
to his knees beaten, thrice he rose
still leaping up beneath the cloud
aloft to hold star-shining, proud,
his stricken shield, his sundered helm,
that dark nor might could overwhelm
till all the earth was burst and rent
in pits about him. He was spent.
His feet stumbled. He fell to wreck
upon the ground, and on his neck
a foot like rooted hills was set,
and he was crushed – not conquered yet;
one last despairing stroke he gave:
the mighty foot pale Ringil clave
about the heel, and black the blood
gushed as from smoking fount in flood.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: placidchap on July 23, 2009, 03:38:19 pm
Having been married for one year today.  :D  Yaaaaay!

Congratulations, Boo!

On the same note:

As of the 17th of July, I have been married to my awesome, lovely wife for 5 years!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 24, 2009, 07:26:32 am
Audition seemed to go well...waiting game now...

But I LOVE Special Agent Fitzhugh.  We refer to the chick as a he even though it's a young hen.  Probably comes from the name.  I've been thinking VERY hard about getting him a companion.  I'm not sure.  I love the attention, he follows me everywhere, but I'm just not sure.  Everything I've read on is about several chicks at once.  My theory is to hold out with Fitz and then take on the fleet from the eggs.  We shall see.   He's hilarious, though. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Samopoznanie on July 24, 2009, 01:57:07 pm
What am I loving these days? This gem of a pick-up line! I gotta try this next time I'm out.  :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XOfHax6Q8
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 24, 2009, 04:09:45 pm
Keta salmon, yo! I just bought a wicked fillet that I'm going to make on Monday. Lemon juice, salt, pepper, and so rare that the inside will still be raw.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 24, 2009, 04:12:39 pm
What's REALLY good on salmon is spreading a generous layer of mayonnaise on top then sprinkling on some paprika or other spices, then putting it in the oven for about fifteen minutes (I forget how long exactly). It's very delicious, and works well with a few other almost-salmon fish too.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 24, 2009, 04:18:16 pm
Interesting! I've never tried a salmon dish remotely like that. I'm such a purist when it comes to salmon. I can rarely afford it, so when I buy it, there are only three ways I like to eat it: sashimi, bagel and lox, and broiled (but still raw on the inside). If I ate more salmon, I'd probably try it more ways...but since I don't, I don't. Heh...humans are funny, aren't they?

I love this kid:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46105000/jpg/_46105914_child226.jpg)

"Will we allow the grown-ups to foist nap-time hour upon us, or will we answer them with REVOLUTION!?!!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 24, 2009, 05:10:29 pm
Huh, and I'd have thought fresh fish would have been particularly cheap where you live.

I was going to suggest a few decent brands of cheap frozen salmon, but then I realized where you live and stopped myself from making an ass of myself. It would have been like recommending fruit from Mexico to someone who lives in California.

Speaking of cooking, I love experimenting in the kitchen. I fail almost every single time I try (I apparently have no knack for the culinary arts), but it is fun nonetheless.

Only dish I ever created is really too simple to be called a dish... or to say that it took any degree of skill such as the word "create" might imply. Anywho, it’s simple and tasty from a college-guy-cooking-for-himself sort of perspective, so worthy of mentioning I suppose.

Get a few pieces of chicken breast, plop them in a pan, cover them with sliced pineapples (and pour in the pineapple juice while you're at it), cover with your preferred tomato-based sauce, cover, and let simmer for some time (15 minutes is usually enough, but because there's so much liquid one can let it simmer for 30-45 minutes without burning the food). Serve.

Minimal effort, edible product. Sadly enough, that is the height of my culinary achievements (most everything else hasn't even been edible... which didn't stop me when I was on a tight food budget).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 24, 2009, 05:36:54 pm
Don't worry Thought, nothing could possibly turn out as bad as my attempt at fried bananas awhile ago. Apparently there's some way to get it to work out with an edible result...but I didn't knowz it. On the other hand, grilled mozzarella cheese sandwiches with a high dose of pepper are quite nice for those who want something fast, easy and cheap.

I love fan power. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbsH5rGqL7o)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 24, 2009, 06:01:19 pm
Don't worry Thought, nothing could possibly turn out as bad as my attempt at fried bananas awhile ago.

That, good sir, is a challenge! So now let me present the worst dish I ever concocted as an experiment. If anyone has any respect for me, this may well erase it.

Freshman year of college I tried to make soup. I had no idea what broth or stock was, so the soup lacked such things. The closest I came to a seasoning was parsley. But I really only need to tell you two ingredients to convey how bad of an idea this way. It contained peeled grapes and tuna.

(http://creativejock.net/junkbox/ramsey1.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 24, 2009, 06:05:30 pm
This is why I stick to Cup Noodle, ramen, teriyaki takeout, and whatever doesn't actually require a stove. And in this same train of thought, I love cook books. If I have very specific instructions I can cook fairly well. I make some great cookies, but I can't make a cake worth crap. I'll defeat you one of these days, cake!

If you want a dessert thing that's super saturated with sugar, get a few big marshmallows and stand them upright, pour on some chocolate syrup, and sprinkle powdered sugar. They're like sickeningly sweet snowy mountains!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 24, 2009, 06:27:55 pm
Anything with marshmallows always turns out great, doesn't it? But what is it with grapes? They're so hard to do anything decent with. I put 'em in a blender with orange juice once and it was the most horrible fruity concoction I ever came up with. However, since I didn't try putting tuna anywhere near the grapes, I guess Thought has one-upped me after all. Hahahah!

Gell-o made with orange juice and blueberries plopped in while it's setting has to be one of the best no-processed-sugar fruit snacks ever.

Has anyone ever tried stuffing cheese inside burger before cooking it? Like, an inside-out cheeseburger? But everyone always tells me I'm just going to end up with a bacteria-infested cheeseball in the center of the cooked burger, so I've never tried it. Even if successful, the cheese might just boil out and create a royal mess anyway I guess. I also slightly worry that the burger might explode...somehow.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 24, 2009, 06:32:21 pm
So I finally broke down and got myself a new emulator. It's called "Fusion" (I guess previously known as "Kega"). It apparently emulates anything Sega up to the 32x and Sega CD (and even combining I guess). Its nice because I know I missed out on a lot being an oldschool Ninny fan. So far I only got a couple 32x games (Space Harrier, which rules but I still wish I was playing in the arcade and a lame ass Star Trek fleet training game *yawn* which I will probably get rid of)...Plan on getting Phantasy Star IV, probably some Shining Force (unless Feather makes it over to NA), and the two Lunars on SCD.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 24, 2009, 06:40:13 pm
If that emu runs Saturn, then get NiGHTS, Astal, and Legend of Oasis. Fighting Vipers and Virtua Cop are also good but get boring after a while.
Legend of Oasis is an action rpg that plays kind of like early Zelda games. It has pretty good graphics and some cool summoned monsters, but the gameplay can be a bit frustrating at times. Still, a good game worth playing :D (then again, that could just be nostalgia talking...)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 24, 2009, 06:41:39 pm
Whoa, V, do you know if that emulator can dump video?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Samopoznanie on July 24, 2009, 10:23:51 pm
If that emu runs Saturn, then get NiGHTS, Astal, and Legend of Oasis. Fighting Vipers and Virtua Cop are also good but get boring after a while.
Legend of Oasis is an action rpg that plays kind of like early Zelda games. It has pretty good graphics and some cool summoned monsters, but the gameplay can be a bit frustrating at times. Still, a good game worth playing :D (then again, that could just be nostalgia talking...)
You're only scraping the surface! Don't forget Dark Savior, Albert Odyssey (really would like to play that again - colourful, great dialogue), Panzer Dragoon Zwei and Saga, Shining Force 3, Dragon Force... I really enjoyed some of the Saturn stuff. One of the best $49 I  ever spent, that system.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 24, 2009, 10:35:57 pm
I love the color white, and I love wearing white. I finally acquired a robust pair of bright, white shorts, and I love them to death.

Commodus's uniform at the end of Gladiator is also a beautiful example of white clothing:

(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/vlcsnap-2009-07-17-21h54m08s190.png)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 25, 2009, 12:55:15 am
I love Special Agent Fitzhugh.  And I love Buck Sagebrush (pics coming sometime over in that thread).  I've been breaking in Buck, getting him more used to the human feel, as Fitz already is under my spells. 

I also love my pasta sauce.  Not too hard to make, and I can say with confidence that is rocks!  I like canned tuna...is that ok?  Some people hate the shit and call it cat food.  I never tried anything cooking with tuna before.  I just re-read that last sentence and decided it stays anyway.  Commodus looks slick there, no doubt.  I just wish he'd quit asking his sister to lay down next to him all the time........
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 25, 2009, 01:00:52 am
Canned tuna is awesome. And it changes spaghetti into a full meal. I have my own recipe: tuna, tomato sauce (or spaghetti sauce), olive oil, parmesan cheese, pepper, and garlic powder. Cheap and easy.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 25, 2009, 01:34:54 am
Ooh, canned tuna is great!
Simple tuna bakes: Dump a can of tuna in a ball and use a fork to get it all mashed up, add two spoons of mayo, a squirt of mustard, onion and garlic powder, cajun and whatever other spices you fancy, spread on hamburger buns and put cheese (sliced or shredded) on top, then put on a cookie sheet and broil for a bit. Microwave works too. Very delicious and cheesy.
Also, try heating a can of refried beans and mixing in mild or medium salsa and a bunch of shredded or cubed cheese. Takes about five minutes, is really tasty, and come with all the normal side affects of beans~
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 25, 2009, 03:10:58 am
Hah, I love canned tuna. I just had a tuna melt sandwich today. LOOOOVE tuna melts~
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 25, 2009, 10:48:55 am
If that emu runs Saturn, then get NiGHTS, Astal, and Legend of Oasis. Fighting Vipers and Virtua Cop are also good but get boring after a while.
Legend of Oasis is an action rpg that plays kind of like early Zelda games. It has pretty good graphics and some cool summoned monsters, but the gameplay can be a bit frustrating at times. Still, a good game worth playing :D (then again, that could just be nostalgia talking...)

LERN YO OLDSKOOL TIMELINES! Saturn was after 32x & SCD. And if it DID, I would probably try one o' dem Panzer Dragoon games.

Whoa, V, do you know if that emulator can dump video?

I...think? I haven't messed around with all of it yet, but it seems fancy enough to be able to.

I love the color white, and I love wearing white. I finally acquired a robust pair of bright, white shorts, and I love them to death.

I have a pair of white pants and an amazingly comfy white hoodie. White is cool and nice in the sun. Pain in the ass to keep clean, of course. BEWARE BLUEBERRIES AND SPAGHETTI (NOT NECESSARILY TOGETHER)!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 25, 2009, 03:00:57 pm
Dungeness Crab.

And the Crustacean (http://www.anfamily.com/Restaurants/crustacean_sanfrancisco/displaypages/homepage.html), a lovely place in San Fran that prepares some of the best Dungeness Crab ever.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on July 25, 2009, 06:18:15 pm
My band recorded a new song at a studio and it's fantastic. Also it didn't cost us anything.
 :mrgreen: I'm excited!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 26, 2009, 12:13:42 am
The sky wants to have thunderstorms, and it can't quite get there (as yet). It's raining, though, and very cloudy (except in the west where the sky is pink). It's also over 80 degrees here. This is uncommon weather for Seattle. I love it, though. At least...so long as I can stay inside with my precious air conditioner, which I also love.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on July 26, 2009, 12:36:44 am
The Savages.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 26, 2009, 01:25:28 am
J, I REALLY envy your air conditioner. The rain was really nice though as we had dinner outside and it cooled down considerably for about ten minutes. I got to lean back and shut my eyes and feel the drops on my face... it was so cool and refreshing. I can't wait for Fall to start, it is waaaay too hot right now.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 26, 2009, 01:34:23 am
I agree with you about the heat. I am definitely not a summer type, and this week we're supposed to have temperatures in the 90s. I presume the sticky weather will be gone, but with that much extra raw heat, it'll be at least as miserable. My little air conditioner isn't powerful enough to cool my whole apartment...all it can do is take the edge off the heat in the corner of the living room where I have my office. 90-degree weather will be too much for it. I may have to evacuate to the Arctic. Maybe I'll go to Alaska...I hear they're gonna be out a governor shortly. As has been demonstrated, anybody with a pulse can be Governor of Alaska; therefore I nominate myself.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 26, 2009, 02:05:30 am
You guys heard about the new tron movie coming out?

Win.

Either Win, or they're about to ruin a classic.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 26, 2009, 02:56:35 am
At first I wasn't sure whether to put this in the Love thread or the Frustration thread, but after some due consideration I think it belongs here. Sarah Palin is quitting the governorship shortly, so I figured I'd offer some parting thoughts.

Sarah Palin made me angry. I found her candidacy offensive. It was an insult to the intelligence of the American people. Her problem is that she is a living caricature. All those spoofs of conservatism, all those mockeries and hyperboles...suddenly Sarah Palin came along and they all turned out to be exactly true. It was horrifying, disgusting, and insulting. Everybody gives Tina Fey credit for her Palin impersonation last year, but all she really did was play the role straight. Sarah Palin is a caricature, a caricature, and yet she's dead serious. That's what made me angry.

She is the logical culmination of conservative anti-intellectualism: a non-thinker, blind to reality, who can't govern and doesn't even want to, with beliefs that are frankly crazy. In an enlightened world or even a merely responsible one, she would never get within a moon's length of the Alaskan political stage--let alone the national stage. Yet there she was last year, potentially a heartbeat away from the highest office in the world. She got to where she was because the Republican base loves her, absolutely loves her. They love everything she claims to stand for. She is the pinnacle of their ideology. Those terrifying, awful people are the ones responsible for taking conservatism into a world so bizarre that Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino may as well retire.

She is not just Sarah Palin. She is the symbol of what American conservatism has become. Decay, depravity, deceit...despicable. So long as a majority of the Republican base are ready to swear their allegiance to her and others like her, the GOP will remain a force of unqualified evil in this nation and the world.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on July 26, 2009, 12:16:56 pm
At first I wasn't sure whether to put this in the Love thread or the Frustration thread, but after some due consideration I think it belongs here. Sarah Palin is quitting the governorship shortly, so I figured I'd offer some parting thoughts.

The things about Sarah Palin that I couldn't stand was 1. that she was seemingly chosen to be put next to the lady Clinton as though it was a one-or-the-other choice. and 2. that she made it so far and can't even "grit her teeth and bare it" until her term ends. people talkin smack? i better quit. what would have happened if she was vice president?
"Oh, the press and the other world leaders don't like me, I can tell! I gotta go home and cry, Mr. McCain. Get somebody else."
"But you're already sworn in!"
Too late, she's gone.

She buckles under pressure, and not even the hard part. The election was breezy, but now it's too hard to finish your job? For shame.

At least she's gone for now. Out of the spotlight. I love that my uber-conservative dad can knock national health insurance all he wants, but his preferred candidates for presidency all seem to have dissipated into thin air!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 26, 2009, 06:08:55 pm
So how are y'all gonna feel when she comes roaring back in a few years for the next Presidential election?  Not that I'm looking forward to it, but being the bettin man that I am I would brace for it.  Her run as governor says more about Alaska than her, IMO.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 26, 2009, 07:56:28 pm
I hate to start up something that might have to be moved to its own discussion thread (maybe this is best placed in the Fuck Sexism thread), but Lord J, I think there might be something positive about Sarah Palin's governorship:

http://celebrity-babies.com/2008/03/06/gov-sarah-palin-2/

Yeah, I just cited a site called "celebrity-babies.com." Now I wish had I found a more...respectable source for this, but moving along...

The quote from Palin in that article:

I had Piper on a Monday and I was back to work on a Tuesday. I even brought her to work with me.

...Is powerful from a feminist perspective, is it not? Hasn't one of the tried-and-true arguments in favor of patriarchal norms been that women need "special treatment" because they bear children? Hasn't the "mommy track" been a significant part of what erected the glass ceiling in the business world? If Sarah Palin was able to bear a child and go to work the next day, it implies that women are perfectly capable of remaining in command if given command, despite the fullest expression of their biological peculiarities. No more lost productivity than if a man engaged in computer engineering had broken his ankle -- all his functionality pertinent to the job is still there, in spite of the exhaustion he incurred that day, and he remains just as productive to the company than before he broke his ankle. So it was with Governor Palin.

What I'm trying to express there is the notion that any supposedly rational economic arguments implicitly propping up the glass ceiling simply prove nonsensical in light of Sarah Palin's example as a governing new mother. Now, I don't know how difficult it is to govern Alaska, and I sure hope Tod took a day off work that Tuesday so that at least one parent could devote complete attention to that child on its second day of life as a full human being, but moving along...

Certainly Sarah Palin will never escape the repercussions of the interview with Katie Couric (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMypXCUWMw), but before that happened, she was a major force in politics because she seemed to reconcile conservative values (it's "proper" for a woman to bear children) with women's empowerment (women can be in command of a government). That's my sense anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 26, 2009, 08:34:16 pm
There's a qualifying issue: Sarah Palin is an habitual anecdotal liar.

Andrew Sullivan did well to keep track of her lies on his blog, even though he suffered backlash from some of his conservative audience. Here's the last aggregate list he posted:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/07/the-odd-lies-of-sarah-palin-a-roundup.html

She lies all the time, so her stories and anecdotes have to be taken with a grain of salt. Even if this is true, it's a sparkle in an ocean of filth and ignorance. I'd rather poll women until I found one who also went to work the next day after birth and celebrate her than qualify Sarah Palin's complete, offensive idiocy with a lone bright spot. Ew.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 26, 2009, 09:03:12 pm
Fair enough; since I was working for the opposite team I'm merely trying to understand the psychology behind what made her such a momentous figure in those first few days following her announcement. There was a political spark there, because of the way her audience understood her prior to the events that led to her ultimate undoing. It must be the very idea of Sarah Palin's exploits, rather than the probable truth behind them, that made (and still make, if some recent polls are to be believed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UpV2ob5QOk#t=00m36s)) her a veritable force within the conservative movement.

Then again, there's also the fact that that video I linked contains a sidebar description "hot sexy MILF Republican party." Are we to believe that conservatives are sooo shallow that they're letting her perceived sexual attractiveness, rather than the greater ideas she's supposed to represent, guide their opinion?

But Palin is so tainted in every imaginable way now that it would be best for me to find a better example of the concept I was trying to develop in the previous post (namely, that working -- and more importantly, governing, or otherwise leading -- new mothers could possibly represent a "conservative response to sexism.") I recall hearing a couple years back the story of a governor who gave birth and went back to work on the same day, and I could have sworn it wasn't Sarah Palin, but now I'm not sure who that would have been.

This is purely of academic interest for me of course, since I advocate the creation of children in podlike contraptions in general.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 26, 2009, 10:31:14 pm
I think what did it was the combination of things that appealed to the most hardcore conservatives, plus her sheer novelty. She was a total unknown; most people expected Pawlenty, Huckabee, Romney, etc., and instead got an attractive woman (the attractiveness did, sadly, help) who had no reservations about repeating even the looniest talking points of her campaign. And she seems to have immediately hit the floor running with "global warmin' is a myth aw shucks the urth was made in a few hunerd years, gollie gosh ubamu be a terrorist hyuck" bullshit. I imagine that was like the equivalent of cocaine for the wingnut base, while her "attractive woman" status and fresh political career allowed her to be presented as a wildcard by the media.

If it's any help, my relatives didn't even bother to learn her policy positions or listen to any of her speeches or words before supporting her (I suppose most people didn't need to, since she made her backwards ignorance very clear). They liked her simply because she was an attractive female.

A lot of it is right there at the GOP convention speech...the ridiculous lines about pitbulls and lipstick, etc. it was a grand, theatrical vacuum.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 27, 2009, 12:48:04 pm
Interestingly enough, Palin was a deal-breaker for the conservatives I know. They might have liked McCain, but Palin? Good lord no (though their first reaction was excitement; no matter which party won, it would be a first for an under-represented group. Revulsion came after investigation). If she was running with Jesus, they might still not vote for her.

But the likelihood of her running for the presidency in 2012 is a good thing in itself. It is fairly rare that a defeated presidential candidate will make a comeback... and I am taking it for granted that Obama would have no problem getting re-elected against Palin.



Getting back to the thread's topic:

I love "bad weather." There is something fundamentally wonderful about looking out the window and seeing overcast skies and wet ground. I am quite looking forward to going out in the rain later and smelling wet earth. Though, this is Texas, so it will be unnaturally warm (it is a well known fact that rain is supposed to be cold, don’cha know?).

I do so love such weather. Give me winter, snow, cold, and rain and I will be happy and energetic. Give me grey skies, nights of being covered in deliciously warm blankets, hot soup, and I will give you my absolute best. But give me a summer of clear skies and I'll be depressed and lethargic.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 27, 2009, 12:51:03 pm

Getting back to the thread's topic:

I love "bad weather." There is something fundamentally wonderful about looking out the window and seeing overcast skies and wet ground. I am quite looking forward to going out in the rain later and smelling wet earth. Though, this is Texas, so it will be unnaturally warm (it is a well known fact that rain is supposed to be cold, don’cha know?).

I do so love such weather. Give me winter, snow, cold, and rain and I will be happy and energetic. Give me grey skies, nights of being covered in deliciously warm blankets, hot soup, and I will give you my absolute best. But give me a summer of clear skies and I'll be depressed and lethargic.

I could not agree with you more there, my friend. It stormed here last night, and I was obliged to stay away all night and soak in the lovely downpour.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 27, 2009, 01:18:56 pm
Thought you have spoken my mind for me! Though luckily I don't have to put up with Texas' unnaturally hot weather, it is still far too hot up here. 85 is too much for Washington.
Also, I think cough drops are one of the best inventions ever invented. What's strange is how the bookstore here overprices almost everything, but a package of cough drops is only 99 cents. Hurrah for cheap salvation!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 27, 2009, 02:24:14 pm
That reminds me of something last weekend. When I went to obtain my drivers license (I was long since overdue), the drinks from the vending machine in the waiting lounge were cheaper than the average candy bar here. It was nice to pay that cheaply for a thirst quenching beverage.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Katie Skyye on July 27, 2009, 06:23:18 pm
Getting back to the thread's topic:

I love "bad weather." There is something fundamentally wonderful about looking out the window and seeing overcast skies and wet ground. I am quite looking forward to going out in the rain later and smelling wet earth. Though, this is Texas, so it will be unnaturally warm (it is a well known fact that rain is supposed to be cold, don’cha know?).

I do so love such weather. Give me winter, snow, cold, and rain and I will be happy and energetic. Give me grey skies, nights of being covered in deliciously warm blankets, hot soup, and I will give you my absolute best. But give me a summer of clear skies and I'll be depressed and lethargic.

Ah, a Thought after my own heart...! I agree completely! Good to know I'm not the only person who hates the weather here...and loves so-called "bad weather!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 27, 2009, 10:10:24 pm
Yeah, 'bad weather' in Washington is stuff like this effing heat wave BS. Effing global warming...effing el nino...EFFING CAPTAIN PLANET~!!! Er, wait, this isn't the frustration thread...uh...Currently, I love: water, ice, ice water (oddly still no Marle), shorts, wind, shade, 12~5am & AmIEvil's Death On the Snowfield (http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR00205/) (FFVI Tina/Terra's Theme OCReMix)...Though the last one I've always loved, it's good because, well, it reminds me of snow and those awesome opening credits of FFVI...Ahhhh...imagine how nice and cool they must be in those mechs driving through the snow like that...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 28, 2009, 12:13:36 am
Thought stole it from me. I am the original rain smoocher!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 28, 2009, 10:42:58 am
Wow, that got a lot more responses than I'd have thought. Bad-Weather-Lovers of the World, UNITE, you have nothing to lose but... um... ... ... UNITE!

Anywho, for today's moment of love: smiles/smiling. Smiling one's self tends to improve one's mood, and seeing others smile just makes for a lovely day. Indeed, often a smile makes the difference between a memorable visage and a face lost in the crowd.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on July 28, 2009, 02:45:06 pm
I'm having bad weather today.  :lol:


Ah, neighbors. The mystery of the neighborhood. You don't know who they are, and if you do, you don't know who they are anyway. I love mysteries.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 29, 2009, 02:23:49 am
Just rediscovered my love for big robots.
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/40/magitek.png)

Damn, if Final Fantasy VI could be remade in the Xenogears game engine...I might just die from ecstacy or something.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 29, 2009, 11:59:26 am
Apparently a bit late in coming, but:

Obama publically states he'll nominate Francis Collins to the head of the NIH. (http://nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/2009/07_24_2009/story1.htm)

Collins is not only one of the finest scientific minds alive in the world today, he is not only a strong advocate of personalized health care, but he is exactly the sort of face that science needs.

A good number of top scientists are public relations nightmares. One has to be driven with a passion that boarders of psychological abnormality. But often such individuals are not the sort of person you want to interact with; they have fine minds, but are about as publically endearing as a gangrenous foot. Collins, on the other hand, is a pleasure to listen to, he's charismatic, and comes across of genuinely caring. If you have to choose between a caring and a competent doctor (or scientist), of course choose the competent doctor. But Collins is both.

He is the perfect individual to help wipe away the image of the uncaring, villainous scientist that has grown up in recent years. He is someone who can help bridge the gap between laypeople and science, raising public awareness of scientific discoveries.

In the words of Dexter:

Today is a fine day for SCIENCE!

(http://bestuff.com/images/images_of_stuff/210x600/dexters-laboratory-37320.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TY3EzuetPjg/SEVgn_1uFDI/AAAAAAAABk4/5eg-b6DpcvM/s400/01-quest.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 29, 2009, 07:57:58 pm
I love Starcraft, more than any game I have ever played. Well, I suppose Chrono Trigger and Halo have to be right alongside it in their respective genres, especially since CT came first... But CT doesn't have the books, voices, statues, and galleries of amazing (and official) art that Starcraft does.
There is the sad news that Starcraft II got pushed back to December 2010, but the good news is that I now have another year to get my computer fixed up enough to be able to run it well.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 30, 2009, 01:18:57 am
Agent got me an audition for Big Lots tomorrow!  Here's to gettin' the name out there!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on July 30, 2009, 01:46:54 am
GOOD LUCK SHEE :kamina
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 30, 2009, 01:23:40 pm
I love the original motto of the United States: E Pluribus, Unum. It would be hard to express just how significant a sentiment I think it is, but I can tell you quite plainly that it is central to my own political philosophy. It is, in my opinion, the single greatest stroke of genius from the Enlightenment attitudes which dominated the revolutionary era, and only two other democratic concepts--"life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" and "the tyranny of the majority"--can even hold a candle to it.

It was a dark day for the country when, in our anti-Communist zeal, we replaced it with that awful "In God We Trust."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on July 30, 2009, 02:24:16 pm
I love webcomics. I like Vgcats, despite the fact that Scott never updates, and PennyArcade, which updates fairly regularly, but contains so little that the blog is often more interesting than the comic.

But damn it I love 8 Bit Theatre. It's one of the few that has an ongoing plot, rather than "story arcs" as some comic have(i.e, Penny Arcade has Cardboard Tube Samurai) and the plot is so engaging that oftentimes the writer simply cuts out the humor and goes for a more serious, actiony Cerebus feel to it...and it works! And he cuts back to the humor of the comic so swiftly and easily.

The humor can get repetitive(I believe that Black Mage has kill the others at least 20 times now) but the sarcastic and bitterness is a humor I can really appreciate.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 30, 2009, 02:45:29 pm
A lot of webcomics have an ongoing storyline. If you like 8-Bit, you may enjoy Bob and George (multiple ongoing storylines but no single arc) or Kid Radd (though you may need an old browser to view it correctly). Modest Destiny is fairly good too (though I stopped reading it around the time he switched to hand drawn backgrounds).

WereGeek is another good one. Xylia Tales is good, as is Pheonix Requim. And of course, PvP (though again, fewer ongoing storylines).

Webcomics may well be the hight of modern artforms, and that excites me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on July 30, 2009, 02:46:58 pm
Subnormality is the best current web comic on the Internet today. Girl Genius takes some warming up to, but I like it too.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on July 30, 2009, 02:59:15 pm
Hmm, I'll have to check those out. My current favourite webcomic is probably Dinosaur Comics.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on July 30, 2009, 03:16:58 pm
While I still love 8BT (though I haven't been reading since  teh earlier hundreds...>_>), no other webcomic is as great as WHITE NINJA (http://www.whiteninjacomics.com)! Gotta love that freaky weirditude.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on July 30, 2009, 05:02:30 pm
Totally forgot to mention Golbin Comic, Moose Head Stew, and Hark a Vagrant. Listed in increasing order of randomness.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on July 30, 2009, 06:15:02 pm
I place Order of the Stick (http://www.giantitp.com/) and Questionable Content (http://questionablecontent.net/) as my favorite web comics w/ an arc.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on July 30, 2009, 06:16:30 pm
Heh, looks like I have some reading to do.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 30, 2009, 07:22:16 pm
Just got back from my audition.  Had to wear all white head to toe.  I loked pretty damn fly if I do say so myself, a nice change of pace from the ol'jeans/hoody/cig combo.  Of course I had to change when I got home out of a need to keep it puuuuure.  Nothing worse thatn "dirty" white clothing.  The audition itself went well, as they all seem to do.  So now it's that damn waiting game. 

I also LOVE my chickens, but they worry me and I've lost tons of sleep in the past week.  They still eat, drink,  and sleep and their shit is solid, but they sneeze some and some of their affection has fluctuated a bit.  I just moved 'em to a bigger brooder so maybe they're just adjusting or maybe they're just....growing up..... :(  (they're gettin big and feathery!)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: skylark on July 30, 2009, 07:29:17 pm
Huh, what breed of chickens are they?

Just because a chicken grows up doesn't mean it can't still be cute (or awesome, as the case may be here). You ever seen a bantahm breed before? Those things are tiny, even grown up. I guarentee you that if you ever see a White Cochin hen sitting in a nester, you will have no choice but to pick it up and try and hug it.

Not... that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything... <_<...>_>...*cough*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on July 30, 2009, 11:12:52 pm
Hell Yes for beer diplomacy.
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8683/image1lyu.png)

Even if nothing substantive really happens, I'd bet everyone involved feels better after a wee drop of the creature.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on July 30, 2009, 11:24:25 pm
Indeed. I bet if Hitler or Saddam drank they would've eased up on the Jews a little bit.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on July 31, 2009, 04:14:50 am
Huh, what breed of chickens are they?

Just because a chicken grows up doesn't mean it can't still be cute (or awesome, as the case may be here). You ever seen a bantahm breed before? Those things are tiny, even grown up. I guarentee you that if you ever see a White Cochin hen sitting in a nester, you will have no choice but to pick it up and try and hug it.

Not... that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything... <_<...>_>...*cough*

We're not too sure, actually.  We saved them from a shady pet store, we didn't order them or anything like that.  I've heard that Bantams are great companions, but again not too sure on the breeds just yet.  The chickens are happy to be around, follow us ans stay near us, but shy away a little from touching.  It's okay, we're very loving and they will trust us as adults.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on July 31, 2009, 04:25:57 am
I love going to a Zelda board, hearing the guys talk about all the temporal 'quandries' caused by the split timeline in OOT, or the going back and forth through time, or MM's 3 day timeline.

It makes me smile, laugh a little on the inside, and proud that I go here...

...I just wanna tell them: "You want to talk about complex time theories, start pulling apart CT and CC."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on July 31, 2009, 04:34:56 am
(http://chronofan.com/Zeality/1248288430839.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 31, 2009, 05:41:56 pm
I love today's weather. It's not even 80 degrees yet <3
Still no wind so it's not something to go walking around in, but at least I can sleep in my own bedroom now.

ALSO I love codeine.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on July 31, 2009, 09:51:36 pm
Zephira, you must be lucky wherever y'all live. The thermostat might've read 80 degrees today but the humidity was hell on earth.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on July 31, 2009, 10:12:02 pm
^ Yeah, westcoast doesn't really get humid. I'm happy I live there for that reason. I hate humidity. It makes August the worst month of the year for me.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on July 31, 2009, 10:26:36 pm
Know what else I love? Codeine. I went to the doctor today and he gave me codeine, an inhaler, and antibiotics. He said that the codeine and antibiotics would also prevent my yearly ear infection, so August won't have to be the worst month of the year this time around!

I love Pokemon cards. I don't know why, they should be stupid and childish and a waste of space and money, but I just love flipping through my binders and looking at all the pretty shiny cards. I need to reorganize them one of these days...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 01, 2009, 03:34:03 am
I love Pokemon cards. I don't know why, they should be stupid and childish and a waste of space and money, but I just love flipping through my binders and looking at all the pretty shiny cards. I need to reorganize them one of these days...

X-Men cards are waaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler (even though the good ones aren't used for card games). I still have a bunch of my Flair '9X, Flair Ultra, Marvel Masterpiece cards and such...ah, the memories...Trading cards was one of the highpoints in my dorkdom and I regret it not at all~!! We always used to drool over all the White Queen cards. :lol:

Same with pogs only those were never as cool (the game was just ok, really)...I still have those too...Still got my neat circular saw-blade ninja slammer thing...Them school people eventually shut down both of these things (probably because some kids were stupid and got the short-end of a trade or were unlucky at  pogs)...I can sort of understand pogs because the game IS gambling, really, but c'mon, dammit. Welcome to the real world! If you can't stand losing little circles of cardboard, you deserve less in life than little circles of cardboard. Banning trading cards though is dumb.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 01, 2009, 03:55:39 am
I love Pokemon cards. I don't know why, they should be stupid and childish and a waste of space and money, but I just love flipping through my binders and looking at all the pretty shiny cards. I need to reorganize them one of these days...

It might seem childish, but for Pokemon Platinum, Nintendo is doing a WiFi mystery gift event where they are giving out "Members Cards" (for those not nerdy in all things pokemon, its an item used to catch the rare and legendary Darkrai, which prior to this event has only been given out at Toys R Us and from a special event with pokemon ranger, which I'm not to saavy on).

What I'm not loving, is that they never mentioned Diamond and Pearl.  THeres a chance it will be given out for Diamond and Pearl as well, but its unclear.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 02, 2009, 02:42:37 pm
I love self-awareness. Life is hard enough as it is; going through it without that is like driving at night without headlights in reverse on a slick road in the mountains with no guardrail and no windshield wipers, which wouldn't do much good anyway against the grapefruit-sized hail pelting your $57,000 body job with go-faster racing decals, and no radio stations in signal range to soothe your apprehensions...just the blinding bolts of lightning that echoes forgotten dreams of that interstate you diverted from three days ago because you knew a "shortcut" that would get you to where you're going in less than half the time, and, as your food supplies run low and the baying hounds compete with the thunderclaps to remind you what a colossal fool you are, thinking to yourself..."I don't understand why I'm here," never realizing that fate wrote the legislation but you were the one who signed it into law. Then, when the rescue teams find your burned out car at the bottom of a forested cliff some weeks later, they'll ask themselves, "Who was this mook and where were they in such a hurry to get to?" It's like that.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 02, 2009, 02:54:45 pm
I love hibachi grills.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 02, 2009, 02:56:40 pm
Gonna sound wierd but I love love.
Whether it's experiencing just feeling or sometimes even seeing it. Onyl time I don't liek to see it is when I'm single on valentine's day.

Also love shwo Eureka 7. Probably the fact I love love is one reason why. Roemo and Juliet got nothing on Renton and Eureka. :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 02, 2009, 02:59:26 pm
I love spending 12 hours on a painting in photoshop. Been forever since I last had the chance to do one, and now I know how to do uglyperson skin :D
Hurrah for photoshop!

Also, I love being able to sleep in my own bed with a closed door. Sure beats the hell out of a couch in the living room.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 02, 2009, 04:10:51 pm
Gonna sound wierd but I love love.
Whether it's experiencing just feeling or sometimes even seeing it. Onyl time I don't liek to see it is when I'm single on valentine's day.

That's not weird. You're just the hopeless romantic type.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 02, 2009, 06:08:44 pm
I don't like seeing 'love' on Valentine's Day either, regardless of whether or not I personally am in love...It's a stupid Hallmark non-holiday (...now?). Hardly anyone actually knows who St. Valentine was or what he did (& in many cases that there even WAS a Saint related to the holiday)...er, anyways (this is turning more into a frustration rant >_>), I love, uh...globes and hourglass because they're neat. Y'know what would be cool? If someone made a Chrono world-based globe (or possibly any video game world globes)!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 02, 2009, 06:31:34 pm
Gonna sound wierd but I love love.
Whether it's experiencing just feeling or sometimes even seeing it. Onyl time I don't liek to see it is when I'm single on valentine's day.

That's not weird. You're just the hopeless romantic type.

...that's cruel. Not hopeless, I'm in the middle of a relationship right now! :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 02, 2009, 06:41:37 pm
Its not that you're hopeless romantically. A hopeless romantic is one that believes against belief in the role that romance(both senses of the word) has in the natural world.

Vee, plenty of people don't know about St. Patrick or what happened on Cinco de Mayo either, but that doesn't mean its not a good enough opportunity to get sloshed on green tinted ale and tequila.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Samopoznanie on August 02, 2009, 09:08:24 pm
Gonna sound wierd but I love love.
Whether it's experiencing just feeling or sometimes even seeing it. Onyl time I don't liek to see it is when I'm single on valentine's day.
I beg to differ -- arguably my most memorable [and hilarious] Valentine's Day in recent years came when I was single. I was walking down a main street in 2006 during my term abroad, and bumped into some enthusiastic, hollering Russians waving a flag. They turned out to be members of one of one of the ultra-nationalist political parties in the country. After sputtering off some unintelligible propaganda and waving some anti-Semitic literature at me, they handed me this hilarious little valentine's card, with two smiling cherubs sitting in the clouds with a gold heart and the party logo spread across the background. It reads "S dnem sviatogo Valentina!" in a bright, happy, red font. One of my favourite souvenirs! I keep it in an old journal and usually make a few photocopies for classmates each year.

Between that awesome card and the cheap beer, I didn't even have thoughts of love enter my head that year. Too funny.  :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 03, 2009, 05:17:25 pm
You might of seen me raving about Andy Mckee....now I have 2 supreme storytellers on guitar!

Craig D'Andrea is the other...enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k3ZPU4FB0Q
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 04, 2009, 12:02:27 am
The Headroom Project!

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/headroom-ciri/
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 04, 2009, 12:43:48 am
Gonna sound wierd but I love love.
Whether it's experiencing just feeling or sometimes even seeing it. Onyl time I don't liek to see it is when I'm single on valentine's day.
I beg to differ -- arguably my most memorable [and hilarious] Valentine's Day in recent years came when I was single. I was walking down a main street in 2006 during my term abroad, and bumped into some enthusiastic, hollering Russians waving a flag. They turned out to be members of one of one of the ultra-nationalist political parties in the country. After sputtering off some unintelligible propaganda and waving some anti-Semitic literature at me, they handed me this hilarious little valentine's card, with two smiling cherubs sitting in the clouds with a gold heart and the party logo spread across the background. It reads "S dnem sviatogo Valentina!" in a bright, happy, red font. One of my favourite souvenirs! I keep it in an old journal and usually make a few photocopies for classmates each year.

Between that awesome card and the cheap beer, I didn't even have thoughts of love enter my head that year. Too funny.  :D

I know this is the love thread and everything, but I hate ultra nationalists >_>; Japan has a ton of them too... the party is largely run by the yakuza and what they do is that they have this big black truck with a bunch of nationalistic emblems and a giant loud speaker. They play traditional music while spewing the latest propaganda about god knows what. They are very loud and obnoxious and interrupt daily life with their annoying loud speakers pretty much daily, though eventually I became more japanese and just tried to tune them out as much as possible.

Most Japanese can't stand them either, but they won't do a damn thing because in Japan, you don't stand up against the yakuza or neonationalists... it is very unjapanese.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 04, 2009, 01:27:15 pm
The American Scientific Affiliation.

I was quite dubious about them when I first heard of them, and for good reason; it is a religious organization. This seems to be compounded when I then found out that "History" counts as a science. History is nothing of the sort, and proudly so.

However, I went to a conference they had over the last few days and was quite impressed. The two main focuses of discussion at the conference were the multiverse and origins. The presenters on the former actually teach at respectable universities and conduct research on String/M-Theory. The latter was likewise boosted by the presence of respectable neuroscientists and geneticists.

The debate was as vigorous as I've seen at strictly scientific conferences, the information was very interesting (no-mind the religious aspects of the discussion; if the scientific qualities were the same, I'd have gone to this if it was Pastafarian in origin), and in general very intellectually stimulating.

Religion in general, and Christianity in specific, would certainly have a better reputation in the world if more individuals were like those of this group.

EDIT: Oh, and one of the highlights of the conference was hearing a distant relative of Edgar Allen Poe talk about Poe's book, Eureka, in which Poe suggested the Big Bang, though he had no scientific evidence for it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 04, 2009, 02:55:47 pm
I love, uh...globes and hourglass because they're neat. Y'know what would be cool? If someone made a Chrono world-based globe (or possibly any video game world globes)!

I love you man! As a friend of course, not a stalker.  :lol:
Because now I absolutely have to do that. First I gotta find my globe and strip it DOWN!
I love Chrono related things. And I believe this would be a first, a video game globe! Chrono will be known for it being the first with globes. :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 04, 2009, 04:32:36 pm
I love, uh...globes and hourglass because they're neat. Y'know what would be cool? If someone made a Chrono world-based globe (or possibly any video game world globes)!

I love you man! As a friend of course, not a stalker.  :lol:
Because now I absolutely have to do that. First I gotta find my globe and strip it DOWN!
I love Chrono related things. And I believe this would be a first, a video game globe! Chrono will be known for it being the first with globes. :lol:

Gotta row row fight the power, right? If they take one project from us, a hundred more shall take its place! Oh, y'know what might be a neat addition to the globe would be a couple moons to rotate around it! ^_^
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ONSLAUGHT on August 04, 2009, 05:18:50 pm
THAT would be hard but I could most certainly try!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on August 04, 2009, 06:36:17 pm
Hey FaF, do you remember where you got this awesome banner?
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9852/bannerrps.png)
I wonder if there's more by the same artist, or if this is part of a larger work. 'Cuz it rocks. Don't tell me there's a FFVI anime hanging around on the Net that I don't know about...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 04, 2009, 06:49:27 pm
^ that is ff6? I can't even tell who it is...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Vehek on August 04, 2009, 06:56:38 pm
I don't recognize the banner, but I've seen some anime intros edited to feature FFVI characters.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 04, 2009, 07:42:33 pm
So I was about to start whining about nto getting any callabacks when my agent got me another audition for some Kellogg's commercial or something.  Cereal commercials ain't really a dream job but it's a start and I'm glad the agency has me in mind.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 04, 2009, 07:47:43 pm
Sweet sweet breakfast glue...They still use glue in cereal commercials, right?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on August 04, 2009, 07:53:29 pm
Whoa, maybe it'll be Shee's voice saying Theeeeey're Greeeaat! soon.

The banner appears to be of Terra, maybe riding one of those awesome Magitek armors during a snowstorm, and definitely ready to unleash some Esper kickassery. I'd love to see more if it's out there.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 04, 2009, 08:02:23 pm
If she's riding Magitek Armor wouldn't that be before she gains her Esper form? The only other time she could, I believe, would be during Cyan's dream...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 04, 2009, 08:15:59 pm
Hm, well I wonder why they decided to draw her black, then.... and with blue hair for that matter. The sprite has green hair and the artwork has blonde hair. It looks nothing like Terra to me. I haven't seen too much artwork of her in her esper form. I'd like to see some good artwork of that.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on August 04, 2009, 08:53:22 pm
Hey FaF, do you remember where you got this awesome banner?
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9852/bannerrps.png)
I wonder if there's more by the same artist, or if this is part of a larger work. 'Cuz it rocks. Don't tell me there's a FFVI anime hanging around on the Net that I don't know about...

No idea who did it, as far as I remember I got it from a FFVI thread on 4chan's /v/ board. The sig's a cut-down version, I'll find the full thing...

...AGH I can't find it anywhere. Ok I'll post it whenever I come across it.

HERE:
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk1/FaFniR_Medley/1248662457708.jpg)


Wish it had... more to it. :(
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on August 04, 2009, 09:04:00 pm
Thanks! At least I know it's part of a larger work after all.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 04, 2009, 10:13:44 pm
I love Kyoto and the histories there.

(my wife wants to do one year of ESL there - i'm seriously considering it...!)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 05, 2009, 02:04:57 am
^ I went there 4 times... It's very nice, but so many places to go and see hard to see all there is to see... I hope you get to visit it some day. It really is amazing. It's this huge city with a big city feel, but has all these temples all over it. It's also nice and easy to go around with the buses. You can get a day pass for only 500 yen. I also definitely suggest going during the maple-viewing season. I will show you an example of how pretty it is when I went for the last time-

We climbed up on this large gate thingy and I was able to get some nice aerial shots...

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 05, 2009, 02:32:32 am
The Onion has been fantastic lately.

U.S. Stages Fake Coup To Wipe Out National Debt (http://www.theonion.com/content/video/u_s_government_stages_fake_coup?utm_source=a-section)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 05, 2009, 09:21:29 am
Lovely! Well if we went we would go on a yearly contract for up to five years.  I dunno.  We'll see what happens... If that should happen it's still a long ways away, and I have some other variables...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 05, 2009, 04:30:47 pm
You know... I don't think I've every posted this in this thread (and if I have, it is worth repeating).

I love The Doctor.

You can keep your mild-mannered new reporter and your telephone booth, just give me a quick-witted time lord and a police box.

(http://www.recapist.com/files/images/61774_david-tennant-specs.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Samopoznanie on August 06, 2009, 03:04:49 am
I just got back from seeing Tool this evening. Great concert! Mostly newer songs, I think the same set as last year but in a different order.

Jambi
(-) Ions / Stinkfist
46 & 2
Schism
Lost keys
Rosetta Stoned
Flood
Aenema
Lateralus
Vicarious

The visuals and stage graphics were really cool. lots of green lasers, video screens. Maynard spent most of the show dressed in black, standing the back of the stage against one of the graphics screens, so it looked like a silhouette (black on orange like halloween for much of the show.) The guitarist and bassist were all in white, as if they'd walked off the set of A Clockwork Orange. And Danny Cary on the drums, well, he was amazing - stole the show. Lateralus was cool  to see,  in that they set up a small 5-piece kit and had a drummer from a local band do a sort of drum duet for the song. The sound was surprisingly good, in spite of being on the lawn. it was a grassy hill, so you could see over everyone and have a perfect view.

Jambi... great opener.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I05pyammkjI
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 06, 2009, 03:25:33 am
Sweet sweet breakfast glue...They still use glue in cereal commercials, right?

Just for the record there was no glue to be found today... 8)


Samopoznanie - That looks like a killer setlist!  Glad you had an awesome time.  I was going to go once but they bailed  :(.  Their drummer is absurd.  A lot of times I look at some difficult drummng and whether or not I can duplicate, I can piece together what they're doing.  With him my mind just starts to rupture.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 06, 2009, 03:56:32 am
I go to this park where there is a massive amphitheater. Today they had a huge hippie concert. They were playing Greatful Dead, Phish and maybe some other bands. So I guess these two evangelists decided to join the fun. I'm not posting this in the frustration thread because these kind of people don't bother me. I like it when idiot bible thumpers like to make fools of themselves to all the sinners.  I just wonder why they chose this venue... I mean hippie band or not, it's a weird place for them to be... The hecklers were pretty funny too :3.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Leroy Octopus on August 07, 2009, 04:21:49 am
http://www.industrygamers.com/news/brutal-legend-lawsuit-settled

This is something I love. Glad to see the game I want most this year is going to come out on time.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 07, 2009, 12:22:08 pm
Holy fucking hell, One Piece is amazing.

Oda is a romantic genius.

THIS IS A MAN'S ROMANCE!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 07, 2009, 07:18:21 pm
I love Pike Place Market. I don't get there very often. Today it was nice: cloudy and cool, some of the coolest weather in the nation, in fact. I bought a pastrami on rye, a half-sour pickle, and some fresh molasses cookies from Three Girls Bakery, and walked out to the park overlooking Elliott Bay for lunch, where I ate with the pigeons. It was very nice. On the way back I stopped in at Seattle Coffee Works for a hot latte.

In other news, I love fresh produce. I don't have enough money to buy it at will; it has to fit in the food budget, and a few nice fruits and veggies can cost as much as days of filling food. Last night, though, after finding more money than I expected in my checking account, I went and bought fresh radishes, green onions, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, and a cantaloupe.

The line to envy me begins here.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 07, 2009, 08:38:16 pm
Unless you have fortune tacos, I'll pass on your line.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 07, 2009, 08:44:53 pm
Hrmph! We don't accept just any riff-raff in the line, anyway!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 07, 2009, 09:12:24 pm
Pike Place is amazing. One of my favourite stalls there sells a few different types of ocarinas, one of which being the Ocarina of Time. Sadly, that one is a bit outside my budget. There is also one that sells handmade paper journals. They're very soft and pretty and fun to write on. And, of course, there's the fish throwers. Their energy is just so infectious.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 07, 2009, 09:16:58 pm
I walked right by the ocarina booth today. I'd never noticed it before. And, like you, my first through was of the Ocarina of Time. =)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 07, 2009, 09:27:39 pm
Their smaller pendant ones sound very nice, and costs about $20ish dollars. My brothers and I each got one for Christmas when we were little. They do break pretty easily, so giving them to kids is NOT a good idea.
Oh yeah, there's also that honey stand. One of my favourite snacks is their flavoured honey straws. The cinnamon honey is good, and so is the pink lemonade honey, but plain is still my favourite.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 07, 2009, 10:17:39 pm
I like honey sticks too. I get them at my local farmers markets. I especially like the sour flavors.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 08, 2009, 02:31:25 am
I like getting legit, properly bred pokemon with the right IVs

... I dont like the process of obtaining them as much, though.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 08, 2009, 03:03:18 am
In other news, I love fresh produce. I don't have enough money to buy it at will; it has to fit in the food budget, and a few nice fruits and veggies can cost as much as days of filling food. Last night, though, after finding more money than I expected in my checking account, I went and bought fresh radishes, green onions, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, and a cantaloupe.

The line to envy me begins here.

I'd be envious, but a new marketplace just happened to open in town today -- one which stocks fresh heirloom tomatoes.  (And "town" is only population 500... so talk about lucking out.)  I bought a couple to add to a Spanish potato dish I'll probably cook later.  

This is the first time our town has actually had a source of consistent, decent produce.  A day earlier and you would have had me standing in line.  :P  Anyway, always good to know a fellow produce aficionado.

Edit:  I love Homicide (the TV series).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgA3mOTQ2gAf
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 09, 2009, 02:07:54 pm
I really love the French film Amelie... I have been hunting for an English version of the script for the past week or so and all I can find is the English transcript (meaning dialogue only).  I know there are some out there - I've seen people on other forums looking for French versions of the film to compare to the English version they have.  As such, I really want a copy of this script.

Since I love this, I make this formal request: could someone help me find a copy of the English script?  I'll make you a custom avatar or something.  I don't have much to offer, obviously, but by God I want this script.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 09, 2009, 07:20:55 pm
Just finished watching the end of

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

One of the most amazing animes ever!

(Kai is the sequel to the first Higurashi, which was translated to english as "When They Cry".  Imo, Kai was better than the first!)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: alfadorredux on August 09, 2009, 08:17:15 pm
Heh, you've got a bit more to love, then--there's a five-part follow-up OAV ("Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei"--fifth part isn't out yet). And the currently running series "Umineko no Naku Koro ni" (AKA "When the Seagulls Cry") is somewhat similar to Higurashi--hardly surprising, since it's based on another visual novel game from the same company as made the one that formed the basis for Higurashi.

I love the opening credits from Umineko, although this may merely prove that I have warped taste in music. (http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/369/iconalfador.gif)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 10, 2009, 06:04:21 am
I love how the "Is Magus really all that cool?" thread is basically an exercise in how else one can express the word, "YES!"...despite any backlash may result of me posting this. :P
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 10, 2009, 12:48:00 pm
I love how the "Is Magus really all that cool?" thread is basically an exercise in how else one can express the word, "YES!"...despite any backlash may result of me posting this. :P

Ya I'm not a huge fan of that thread...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 10, 2009, 02:54:40 pm
Well as I obscurely implied in my last post, I love "Burguesa Burger." It is a new restaurant that, unless the quality slips, will become on par with my love of In&Out. They serve authentic Mexican hamburgers. If one is willing to ignore the conundrum of “authentic Mexican hamburgers,” they are terribly tasty (easily superior to standard fast-food hamburgers; In&Out being excluded). They presentation isn't the best, but Chick-Fil-A is the only fast food place I've ever found that has good presentation. However, the meat patties seem to be very high quality. And you can get avocados on it.

The beverages are also interesting. They reject "the devil," or "high fructose corn syrup" as it is usually called, and instead only use cane sugar. If you happen to find regular soda too sweet, these will definitely be that way, however. But they lack the usual fair: there is no diet coke, DP, Mt. Dew, Sprite, etc. They have Coke (with the afore mentioned sugar, so sometimes I've heard this called Mexican Coke), Lemon, and I think Lime flavored soda.

And they have fortune tacos. Why fortune tacos, I have no idea, but they're fun and tasty. Like fortune cookies, these have little non-fortune related messages in them, both in English and Spanish. Best of all, the cookie-taco-thingy tastes a lot like churro batter. Well, that is second best I guess. The best part is that they fortune tacos come with any hamburger.

The worst part is that it currently only has one location. Dallas. Despite the delicious food that can be found in Dallas, I generally recommend that people avoid the city whenever humanly possible. But if you can't and you need some fast food, Burguesa's well worth a try.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 10, 2009, 05:43:48 pm
Dallas is the root of all evil!  Get some Five Guys if ya can, beats In and Out in my opinion.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 10, 2009, 08:33:34 pm
I love it when a plan comes together!

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l242/Truthordeal/georgepeppard.png)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 11, 2009, 12:47:16 am
i love malted milk balls. something about them is just perfect. the way the milk stuff melts in your mouth, the sweetness of the chocolate, and the feeling of joy as you take the last handful into your fort of pillows and thrill of defending those sweet glorious balls of nostalgia from your siblings with a hair brush and air freshener and a spare pillow.
life is good.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 11, 2009, 01:41:17 am
I love my Rosie dog, she is retardedly smart. She pretends to get stuck under the daybed for attention by crawling so her head and front legs are covered, then whines and whines and whines until someone comes to "rescue" her by tapping her on the back to remind her that she can back out.
I also love run-on sentences.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 11, 2009, 03:24:06 am
I gotta agree with the malted milk balls comment. Indeed, I love that malty flavor in general.

I also love that it rained today and was cloudy all day. Capital!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 11, 2009, 03:29:47 am
Yes! The rain was awesome. I got to walk home from school when it was just misting a little, like little wet kisses everywhere (ugh I'm cheesy).
I walked to the store around five to get some sodas and it was still misting just a little, but by the time I started home it was raining sideways! About damn time. Even the dead, brown grass looks livelier in the rain. And that smell that arises just after a fresh rain is the best thing in the world :1999

Also, I love Mexican Coca Cola. They come in glass bottles and have real sugar!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 11, 2009, 04:41:16 am
I went and made myself a malted chocolate Ovaltine. Good old malt...you make the world a better place.

Ah, those drizzly days of August. Got my malt. Got my rain. Got my barbecued chicken sandwiches for dinner (don't tell Shee). Got my arcologies in SimCity 2000 earlier today. I could really get used to this whole "summer" thing...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 11, 2009, 03:18:42 pm
I think nyagus.gif from Maggiekarp's ravatar is the greatest avatar ever (sorry Thought, Pancakes doesn't cut it anymore). I know I recognize that artist, he/she had a minidoujin on Hannya's page. Anyone have a link to the artists own site?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 11, 2009, 03:33:49 pm
I gotta admit I am a sunshine-all-the-time kinda guy...though this severe lack of rain has been a bit much even for my tastes.  Lord J you made me smile so wide with your comments.  One time I actually ate a chicken sandwich while watching over the little buggers.  It felt.....wrong...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 11, 2009, 03:45:20 pm
(sorry Thought, Pancakes doesn't cut it anymore)

But... but... Pancakes! Obviously it needs a chibi Duo, then it will be irresistable once more!

(http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/74360711/10850328)

Though more seriously, I'm diggin’ my current avatar quite a bit. I doubt I'll be changing it anytime soon. Someday, I even hope to own a replica of that statue.

As for Loves... I love Tootsie Rolls. Yeah, they look like poo and taste absolutely nothing like anything found in the natural world, but they were a childhood favorite and so now they're a nostalgia favorite.

Hmmm... tastes like memories.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 11, 2009, 03:46:55 pm
Just curious, but is that a bust of Janus, the two faced god? If so, you are still awesome (but not quite as awesome as nyagus).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 11, 2009, 03:54:14 pm
Yes, but it isn't just a bust of Janus, it is also a bust of Thucydides and Herodotus, the gods of history (as it were).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 12, 2009, 05:45:28 pm
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Dogs give us any number of amusements and comforts, but their greatest gift is to remind us that love and loyalty exist outside the ephemeral pieties of contemporary life. This is true for free marketers and Fabian socialists alike.

I can't remember who said that...but I love doggies, and OHMYEFFINGGOD WHAT THE HELL IS THAT NEW EMOTICON THING?

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 04:05:37 am
Wolves and ravens are awesome, and very unjustly maligned. Attack, my pretties! Attack the ones who impugn your honor! Eee hee hee hee!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 13, 2009, 01:55:09 pm
Agreed, dogs and canids in general are fabulous.

In other news: Restaurant week, which here starts next week. 5 star dinning experiences for 30ish bucks? Booyah, grandma, booyah.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 02:01:15 pm
Agreed, dogs and canids in general are fabulous.

In other news: Restaurant week, which here starts next week. 5 star dinning experiences for 30ish bucks? Booyah, grandma, booyah.

They do something like that here in Seattle. The name changes from time to time, but last I checked it's called "30 for $30," meaning 30 restaurants are offering three-course meals for $30 apiece.

The food is good, but the portion sizes are very un-American!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 02:03:14 pm
Agreed, dogs and canids in general are fabulous.

In other news: Restaurant week, which here starts next week. 5 star dinning experiences for 30ish bucks? Booyah, grandma, booyah.

They do something like that here in Seattle. The name changes from time to time, but last I checked it's called "30 for $30," meaning 30 restaurants are offering three-course meals for $30 apiece.

The food is good, but the portion sizes are very un-American!


THeres a 2 for $20 deal at Chilis, 2 meals, appetiser, and dessert.

Waay too much for $20, I know I shared one already!

I ordered a bacon burger, and in my togo box I put the entire burger (minus a few pieces of bacon that were priorly hanging off the edge =D )
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 02:12:51 pm
Ah, Chilis. They show up in the news sometimes because some of their dishes apparently have a day's worth of calories in them, causing anti-obesity heads to explode from coast to coast. Pop, pop, pop!

No Chilis in Seattle, though. The nearest one is some miles away. The cheapest places to eat in Seattle (if you exclude the usual fast food joints) are the places where you're already expected to spend a lot of money, like Costco or Ikea.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 13, 2009, 02:17:46 pm
Huh, I could've sworn there was a Chilis at Crossroads Mall. Not technically Seattle, but close enough.
Fatburger is a bit worse about the calories and price I'm afraid, but DAMN their food is delicious. Sadly, my family has some sort of grudge against the place, so I've only been there once.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 02:19:30 pm
Huh, I could've sworn there was a Chilis at Crossroads Mall. Not technically Seattle, but close enough.
Fatburger is a bit worse about the calories and price I'm afraid, but DAMN their food is delicious. Sadly, my family has some sort of grudge against the place, so I've only been there once.

My head itches... I'ma go take a shower.
...I just realized I slept naked. dammit.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 02:24:42 pm
Huh, I could've sworn there was a Chilis at Crossroads Mall. Not technically Seattle, but close enough.
Fatburger is a bit worse about the calories and price I'm afraid, but DAMN their food is delicious. Sadly, my family has some sort of grudge against the place, so I've only been there once.

My head itches... I'ma go take a shower.
...I just realized I slept naked. dammit.

Talk about a non-sequitur...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 02:27:14 pm
Huh, I could've sworn there was a Chilis at Crossroads Mall. Not technically Seattle, but close enough.
Fatburger is a bit worse about the calories and price I'm afraid, but DAMN their food is delicious. Sadly, my family has some sort of grudge against the place, so I've only been there once.

My head itches... I'ma go take a shower.
...I just realized I slept naked. dammit.

Talk about a non-sequitur...

Oh, my bad... I didn't realize I quoted her... *shrug*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 13, 2009, 02:31:08 pm
One of the only things I'll miss about Dallas when I move away is the restaurants: there are so many really good ones here. If anyone happens to pass through, I highly recommend St. Martins, Rise No 1, and Bijoux. The Champaign Brie Soup, Marshmallow Soup, and Risotto (respectively) are amazing.

I really should learn how to make risotto someday.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 13, 2009, 02:37:09 pm
If I ever go to Texas, I think the only restaurant I'll stop at is the one with the GIANT steaks. There aren't enough good steak places around here, at least not that I can find.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 02:47:21 pm
I honestly wouldn't know where to tell you to go!

Theres a place called texas roadhouse, which in its theme is basically a big insult to Texas, but I dunno my dad likes to eat there...
The irony is that it (thankfully) wasn't started in Texas, but in Indiana (if it was started in texas I would be having a stern talk with whoever created it!)

But I just looked up a map of its locales and the closest one seems to be in idaho, for you.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 02:48:54 pm
If I ever go to Texas, I think the only restaurant I'll stop at is the one with the GIANT steaks. There aren't enough good steak places around here, at least not that I can find.

Giant steaks are even better when they're GIANT steaks. =)

I don't know how far you are from Seattle, but I'm guessing it's far enough for Seattle not to qualify as "around here," because we have good steaks aplenty. Granted, there are not many dedicated steakhouses, but most of the seafood restaurants and ethnic western European restaurants I've been to will do a fine steak. Try The Brooklyn, my favorite restaurant in the city, on 2nd Avenue downtown at the ground level of the iconic Washington Mutual Tower.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 02:51:26 pm
If I ever go to Texas, I think the only restaurant I'll stop at is the one with the GIANT steaks. There aren't enough good steak places around here, at least not that I can find.

Giant steaks are even better when they're GIANT steaks. =)

I don't know how far you are from Seattle, but I'm guessing it's far enough for Seattle not to qualify as "around here," because we have good steaks aplenty. Granted, there are not many dedicated steakhouses, but most of the seafood restaurants and ethnic western European restaurants I've been to will do a fine steak. Try The Brooklyn, my favorite restaurant in the city, on 2nd Avenue downtown at the ground level of the iconic Washington Mutual Tower.


You northerners and your seafoods...

...ah, well, its most def not as bad as New Englanders.... =D

If we are going to have a (verbal, not real!) war between different US factions, New Englanders would be my arch nemeses.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 02:55:22 pm
We can't help it about the seafood. Much of the nation's seafood passes through Seattle.

(Much, although I can't say "most," because I have no idea what the relative volumes are at the major West Coast ports.)

I gather that you're from one of those landlubber states. When the fish are fresh enough to snap back at you, it's probably a lot more appetizing than when they have to be trucked into town across over a thousand miles of desert and prairie, even if there is little or no real quality loss.

Salmon is on our state quarter. If you're coming to PAX I can show you the people at Pike Place Market who throw fish at one another.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 13, 2009, 03:07:05 pm
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. It's not a Texan original, but that just makes it better. If I recall correctly, their porterhouse for two is essentially 6 steaks in one (literally). There should be one in Seattle and Bevell... I mean, Bellevue.

Or if you happen to be in Fort Worth, the Reata is a Texan original and quite good (but ask for rooftop seating... unless it is raining). Though... I think they may be lacking GIANT steaks that are also giant.

Of course, a good steak really isn't that hard to make at home (and at home you can determine the giantness of your giant steak). Taco the Octopus gives a great introduction and several useful tips: http://www.8legged.com/ (it's under Deep Fried Live, "Steak!")

Regarding seafood, yeah, the west coast in general is amazing. Though for some reason I've never heard of soft shell crabs being a really big deal there. Hard shell crabs... mmm. The Crustacean's (in San Fran) one of the best, if I recall, for dungeness crab, and Moe's in Oregon is supposed to have some darn good chowder of the clammed persuasion (but I haven’t had it since I was 14ish, so I could totally be misremembering).

If you're coming to PAX I can show you the people at Pike Place Market who throw fish at one another.

The flying fishes of Pike's Place have become iconic around the country due to training videos. I recall the first time I heard of the place was at a Target in NorCal when I was 17.

EDIT: You know... maybe the forum needs a Foodee thread for this sort of delicious discussion.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 13, 2009, 03:15:35 pm
Hah, I love the fish throwers. It's just amazing how much coordination and teamwork it takes to be able to perform for and serve your customers at the same time, and in such a busy place.
I live about a 15 minute, maybe half hour drive from Seattle (but apparently my city is still considered Seattle be people out of state), but I don't have a license yet so I can't make it down often enough. That lack of license is probably also the reason why I can't seem to find the good steak places. Claim Jumper has a very tasty steak, I think 20 oz, but it's thirty bucks. My brother swears by Dixie's Diner, but I haven't been there yet either. The funny thing is, the woman who runs Dixie's gets all her ham hawks at the Safeway I used to work out. I promised her I would stop by someday, so I guess I'd better get on that...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 13, 2009, 03:30:37 pm
It took me a hot minute there to realize that Zeph's love for Fatburger had nothing to do with Serge's naked sleeping...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 13, 2009, 03:35:57 pm
It took me a hot minute there to realize that Zeph's love for Fatburger had nothing to do with Serge's naked sleeping...

Or did it?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 03:39:55 pm
I gather that you're from one of those landlubber states. When the fish are fresh enough to snap back at you, it's probably a lot more appetizing than when they have to be trucked into town across over a thousand miles of desert and prairie, even if there is little or no real quality loss.

I'm in Texas =D of course!

Now now, I have nothing wrong with a good:
A: Fried Catfish
B: Fried Trout
C: Long John Silver's

The main thing I've had against seafood resturaunts is their 'fancier' fish, like salmon (which I never have liked), and then their crustaceans, like crab (which I just have a fear to try =D ).

=D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 13, 2009, 03:51:24 pm
Crab is one of the most delicious things in the world, IF eaten in moderation. Don't go having it every night now!
When my mom was young, somehow her family got ahold of a whole ton of crab. They had crab ala king (I think) almost every night for a few months. She loved the dish at first, but after that she cringes whenever you say "ala king".
Crab is great boiled, pulled out of the shell and dipped in butter, or in sushi, or as an ingredient in dips.

The reason I love Fatburger is NOT Serge. It's the chili, mayo, bacon, fry and cheeseburger. So delicious <3

EDIT: Okay, reading that, I can see why my family hates the place. That's like a heart attack on a bun right there.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 13, 2009, 04:12:15 pm
i dunno much about steaks. we rarely eat red meat in my house. im more of a chicken guy myself, and i have to tlel you that snowbird chicken is the best thing ive ever had. it sucks though that we have to head up to massachusetts to get some. last i checked there isnt bugaboo creek in connecticut.
i love potatoes. and my granma.
wait what would happen if i had a granmapotato? would that be bad? lol
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 04:22:30 pm
i dunno much about steaks. we rarely eat red meat in my house. im more of a chicken guy myself, and i have to tlel you that snowbird chicken is the best thing ive ever had. it sucks though that we have to head up to massachusetts to get some. last i checked there isnt bugaboo creek in connecticut.
i love potatoes. and my granma.
wait what would happen if i had a granmapotato? would that be bad? lol


Call me crazy and insane, but Chicken Strips/Chicken Fried Chicken with cream gravey (none of that Northeastern brown crap! =D ) is one of the best meals I can have...

...its up there along with the great bacon cheese burger!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 13, 2009, 04:30:02 pm
snowbird chicken has this crunchy fried texture on the outside, more white than brown. its very eggy. i know that bugaboo does steak too, but its a northeastern thing.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on August 13, 2009, 05:30:43 pm
Stevie Motherfucking Wonder.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 13, 2009, 11:14:21 pm
One of the things I love is how excited people get when they talk about the foods they like, and how particular those tastes often are. I could literally have a conversation for hours consisting of nothing but talking about foods that we like.

Salmon has a taste to it that some people just don't like, so you're forgiven for your Texan sensibilities, Serge. It sounds like your favorite kind of fish is a fried fish, in which case I'd imagine that you prefer blander fish, like sole, snapper, tilapia, and Hyrule loach. Many fish out there are waiting to be eaten! Don't be afraid to try sea junk; you may be pleasant surprised one of these days.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 13, 2009, 11:58:18 pm
Salmon has a taste to it that some people just don't like, so you're forgiven for your Texan sensibilities, Serge. It sounds like your favorite kind of fish is a fried fish, in which case I'd imagine that you prefer blander fish, like sole, snapper, tilapia, and Hyrule loach. Many fish out there are waiting to be eaten! Don't be afraid to try sea junk; you may be pleasant surprised one of these days.

Its not sensibilities, its just opinion!
I have nothing against fishing, or people who like (eating) fish. (But I love to make jokes as if I did, you know, like I do about the Northeast!)


And I C Wut U Did THar!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 14, 2009, 12:48:10 am
After stalking Zephira's deviantART page, I found a picture of Engine Cat. I love Engine Cat!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 14, 2009, 12:55:29 am
I love Engine Cat too, and Engine Cat loves engines. Engine Cat also loves to scare the new neighbour's cat. I shall be sure to tell Engine Cat that she has an admirer when I feed her in the morning.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 14, 2009, 02:45:11 am
Engine Cat will surely inspire many young, impressionable kittens to become engineers and mechanics in their own right, someday...leading to a whole new generation of cats taking naps on sophisticated gadgets and machines.

My smile of the moment:

On Facebook, you can now "become a fan" of something with a single click of a button and no other effort whatsoever. It used to be harder than that! Thank goodness for progress.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 14, 2009, 05:33:19 am
Avenue Q just popped up on Jimmy Fallon.  That show is damn hilarious....
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 14, 2009, 09:53:42 am
While I agree that the internet is indeed for porn, there's something kind of disturbing about a bunch of faux muppets chopped in half singing about it...>_>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 14, 2009, 10:29:13 am
Salmon has a taste to it that some people just don't like...

But... but... how can someone not like the taste of smoked salmon, salmon jerky, or scallops wrapped in salmon? The only fish that comes close to its awesomeness is the fur-bearing trout, and that's cool for totally different reasons.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 14, 2009, 01:18:20 pm
ive wanted to see avenue q since i heard the song 'schadenfreude', which makes everything better. too bad i dont know when/if itll be in my area.
i love being outside. i need to do it more.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: x_XTacTX_x on August 14, 2009, 01:22:30 pm
Salmon has a taste to it that some people just don't like...

But... but... how can someone not like the taste of smoked salmon, salmon jerky, or scallops wrapped in salmon? The only fish that comes close to its awesomeness is the fur-bearing trout, and that's cool for totally different reasons.

The only fish? Tilapia and tuna would like to have a word with you.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 14, 2009, 02:01:29 pm
Well there is this copperhead fish (another kind of salmon? Bad at fish names) that's a great substitute for salmon. It's a bit bigger and a bit more expensive than the salmon we usually buy.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 14, 2009, 08:25:06 pm
So after three hours of shitty sleep and four classes in a row, I was about ready to kill somebody.  But one of my kids today was "Lucca," I never saw the name spelled on paper and it was a boy  :(

Still, I was unpacking my stuff at 8whatever this morning, cursing everything under the sky when I heard "Lucca, come sit down please."  I don't think this Lucca today will be as good with robots...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 14, 2009, 11:29:41 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjpVQbNpGKo

Bill Effing Nye!

He made 4th grade the best 5 years of my life. <----This is a joke. Haha.

But seriously, he made science(a class I hate) fun and informative.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 15, 2009, 12:31:41 am
I think you're talking about Copper River salmon, Zephira. There are many different kinds of salmon, Copper River salmon are regarded as one of the choicest varieties; that's why they cost more.

Copperheads are a kind of snake. =P

By the way, since this has turned into the favorite fish thread, mine is halibut. Swordfish, salmon, and tuna are close behind it. On some days, however, nothing in the world beats a good old bagel and lox.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on August 15, 2009, 01:40:20 am
Ahi, mmm I love me some Hamachi Sashimi, is my fish of choice with Copper River right behind.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 15, 2009, 09:11:33 am
I love the Watchmen comic. I've gotta re-read it soon because I just watched the movie & I gotta remember better how awesome it was...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 15, 2009, 12:52:26 pm
I have my very own Internet Impostor!

http://www.angelfire.com/pq/jumparound/
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 15, 2009, 01:00:06 pm
Grats, J!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 15, 2009, 07:28:21 pm
SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT!!!!!!

Just heard back from teh casting director from Spike (everybody's fave 8)) and they want me for the tv show!!!  Still waiting to hear back with all the details but I'm trying not get too too excited until I do.  If it all goes through I'll be on set on Wednesday!!!!


BOOM BABY
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on August 15, 2009, 09:14:23 pm
SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT!!!!!!

Just heard back from teh casting director from Spike (everybody's fave 8)) and they want me for the tv show!!!  Still waiting to hear back with all the details but I'm trying not get too too excited until I do.  If it all goes through I'll be on set on Wednesday!!!!


BOOM BABY
:franky
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 15, 2009, 09:43:44 pm
SWEETBUTTS tell us what show you're on and when it plays and we'll tune in!  :franky
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 15, 2009, 11:32:15 pm
ROCKIN, DUDE!

Oh btw just got back from the musical "WICKED" which was about 4 to 5 hours away from my house >.>
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 17, 2009, 08:50:43 pm
CHRONOTORIOUS ARRIVED HELLS YEAH :franky
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 17, 2009, 09:42:52 pm
If loggers ran the world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4ZDhGbRv0o

Bet the divorce rate would plummet.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 17, 2009, 11:43:32 pm
I love Reptites, mainly because of this song. I wish I had one as a pet. Or at least there should be a way to get between the Reptite dimension and the normal Chrono timeline so we can be friends.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 18, 2009, 04:45:24 pm
Soy milk. Love that. I love coffee. I love airplanes, and seaplanes, which are really just airplanes with pontoons instead of wheels. But I love wheels. King DeDeDe is pretty cool, too. Somebody on the Compendium has him in their avatar image. Does anybody remember the true form of Krakow? You know...when it isn't spinning fast enough to become a cloud?

Goat tastes a lot like lamb. This is good.

Ravens and clouds, blah blah blah, love them too. What don't I love? Hot weather and pinched nerves. I think I've got a pinched nerve in my back. Too bad we don't have socialized medicine, or I'd go get it checked out. As it is, I would not be able to afford the thousands of dollars in MRI fees due to my extreme addiction to Faberge Eggs, which I also love.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 18, 2009, 05:13:42 pm
i love chrisie. shes so sweet and nice and loving and understanding and cuddly. and cute. good god this animal is cute. i wish i could show you a picture of her, but i cant. we dont have a camera.

i also love video games in general.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 19, 2009, 08:17:19 am
Well, in good news, the 4 other chickies are doing ok it seems.  Sweet B and Fitz both have been REAL lovey dovey lately, which is nice.  We still miss Buck though  :(.  Fitz is getting huge with tons of feathers, pics will come soon!

Also, I am very stoked for the shoot tomorrow.  I'm sure I'll be flailing madly and yelling when I knew when it airs.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 19, 2009, 03:48:00 pm
I love binary solos.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 19, 2009, 03:55:59 pm
Well, in good news, the 4 other chickies are doing ok it seems.  Sweet B and Fitz both have been REAL lovey dovey lately, which is nice.  We still miss Buck though  :(.  Fitz is getting huge with tons of feathers, pics will come soon!

Also, I am very stoked for the shoot tomorrow.  I'm sure I'll be flailing madly and yelling when I knew when it airs.

Oooh, I'm stoked too!

You HAZ to tell us what it was for (like, theme or name), but don't spoil anything else!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 19, 2009, 07:59:45 pm
I love binary solos.

FOTCFTMFW.


So I totally just made the HIGHEST grade in my RT101 class on our final. 87/100. The next highest was my buddy Josh, with an 83. The only bad part is that the clinical site I start at on September 1st only took two people from my class, me and my friend Sharon. She failed. I really don't want to be alone at clinicals, so I might request to be put in another site if she doesn't pass the retake.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 19, 2009, 08:08:54 pm
Quote
I love binary solos.

C'MON SUCKER LICK MY BATTERY.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 19, 2009, 09:25:40 pm
Quote
I love binary solos.

C'MON SUCKER LICK MY BATTERY.

BOOGIE


BOOGIE

ROBO-BOOGIE
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 20, 2009, 12:28:58 am
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I love binary solos.

C'MON SUCKER LICK MY BATTERY.

BOOGIE


BOOGIE

ROBO-BOOGIE

Once again [without emotion]
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 20, 2009, 12:42:26 am
I love that Me, Bekkler, Boo, and Thought all share a love of Flight of the Conchords.

Anybody watch Eastbound and Down? Anyone down with Kenny Powers?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 20, 2009, 02:43:11 am
I <3s myself sum invader zim!

And I love that I'm THIS close to beating Jordan (GH2)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 20, 2009, 06:14:23 am
Hey all, the shoot was an awesome time!  Also quick smooth and efficient, which means things are going well.  It won't air until after the new year, so we'll have to sit tight.  Hopefully I'll get paid before then  8).  Got to fire a shotgun, always fun no matter what, but I had to wade around in a pretty gnar kiddy pool.  Seriously looked like poowater.

I haven't watched much of the Flight of The Conchords show, but I loved the live show.  I think a good few of their tunes are catchy.  I also missed Kenny Powers but I've heard nothing but great things.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 20, 2009, 11:21:59 am
I love that Me, Bekkler, Boo, and Thought all share a love of Flight of the Conchords.

Anybody watch Eastbound and Down? Anyone down with Kenny Powers?

Yes, but that thing with the eyeball seriously made me cringe. I was like "Noooo Daryl!!!!!" Cause I only know that guy's Office name. Haha.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 20, 2009, 12:56:54 pm
I love architecture. Last night, with the power out, I designed most of a cottage by candlelight. I felt so old-school! Too bad I don't have a quill and some good old fashioned parchment.

I need to buy a compass. My circles suck.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on August 20, 2009, 04:07:48 pm
UUUUUSSSAAAIINN BOLT!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 20, 2009, 04:54:42 pm
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion (http://www.amazon.com/Galileo-Other-Myths-Science-Religion/dp/0674033272/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250794143&sr=8-1). It is a rather interesting book. It is primarily concerned with historical exactness, and so pleasantly the "myths" come from a wide range of courses.

Given other texts on the matter, one might approach the book with a significant degree of hesitation. I was quite afraid that it would be an untenable "defense" of either "science" or religion at the expense of history. On the contrary, the book (which is a collection of essays) strives to stay quite close to the historical evidence.

This commitment to historical accuracy means that some "myths" are treated in a manner that some people might not find significant. The titular myth, for example, argues that Galileo was interrogated with the threat of torture, not with actual torture. Others "myths" seem like they'd be of wider interest to the reader, such as the debunking the claim that Darwin "renounced" evolution on his deathbed, that Newton proposed a clockwork universe, or that Descartes was a Dualist.

If the book has an agenda, it is probably to discredit the works of John William Draper, Andrew Dickson White, and Edward Gibbon in this field, as those names come up again and again as the prime source of, if not the inventors of, the historical inaccuracies discussed in the book.

The writing is fairly open and readable. If one firmly believes one of the "myths" discussed in the book, I doubt the book will change one's mind. Indeed, I am not sure in all cases that the essays contained in the book have got it right on their given topic. But it is a very good survey of the material.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 20, 2009, 05:24:12 pm
I HATE USAIN BOLT   :x :x :x :x

He needs to learn how to win with some class for crying out loud. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on August 20, 2009, 08:05:56 pm
And yet it moves.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 21, 2009, 03:34:15 am
Indeed...I can't argue with that speed...it is impressive.  Kills me to admit it, but yea he's got some wheels.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 21, 2009, 02:08:53 pm
Meat.

It is so tasty! Particularly the beefed variety, and even more particularly the steaked variety of beef. There is something magical about a chunk of medium rare cow-flesh.

EDIT: Also: Mushrooms. And not the dubious ones either: the tasty ones are what I'm talkin' about, Willis.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 21, 2009, 05:32:36 pm
Meat is the absolute best thing in the world. Life is not worth living without a good steak. I think we might have gone over this before, but I can honestly say that I would just drop dead if - for whatever reason - I was unable to eat meat ever again.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 21, 2009, 05:43:43 pm
Hey!  Let's hear it for... lentils.

Anyone?  Anyone?  (Bueller?)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 21, 2009, 06:03:16 pm
Meh, sorry, I hate the texture of lentils. They are barely a step above lima beans, in my book.

Genetically engineered snorkel rice (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/science/25obsnorkel.html), on the other hand!

Let's hear it for SCIENCE!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 21, 2009, 06:23:07 pm
Great!  Any advancement that promises more food for the world is always welcome.

I also found this article linked from that page:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/technology/personaltech/20pogue.html?ex=1266379200&en=259ea2ab8d0d85c0&ei=5087&WT.mc_id=TE-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M111-ROS-0809-PH&WT.mc_ev=click

^Cameras that function sans-flash in low light.  (I clicked the link because I thought the guy jumping around in the related picture was Stephen Colbert.)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 21, 2009, 09:33:31 pm
Arrested Development, God rest it's soul.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 21, 2009, 11:28:08 pm
Arrested Development, God rest it's soul.

Jason Bateman is possibly one of the greatest actors of all time.

Favorite quote from this series, "Is there a gas leak in this house?"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 22, 2009, 05:10:53 am
Wow just started a run-thru of that show with my roomie.  Gob makes me so happy.  I absolutely can't wait for the movie, I think the show was just two years too early.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 22, 2009, 09:27:03 am
Were certain FOX execs assassinated 2 years after or something...? Cause it still seems to me like they're pumping out mostly crap (especially compared to AD).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 22, 2009, 08:46:24 pm
Well you went from having awesome shows like Titus, Arrested Development, and a few others to a complete hunk of crap. Filling up blocks with Family Guy and The Simpsons because they have nothing better to put on there is a very common strategy for them nowadays.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 22, 2009, 09:01:53 pm
I called this, like, when I was a level 70.  which I reached 70 naught but one week before WOTLK.
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The developers then went on to show us the new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm raid dungeon called The Firelands. This is a 10- and 25-player raid dungeon in the elemental plane of fire, and is an exterior raid zone like Ahn’Qiraj 20 or the Caverns of Time Battle of Mount Hyjal. This plane is the home of our old friend Ragnaros, the Lord of Fire. Here players will be able to fight him again, but this time he will be at his full strength.
I was expecting something like this, either on an elemental plane or deeper inside the original raid.

though I would have rather had it be an all out 40 man, or a 15 man.  I never liked those 10/25 man ones....

http://www.blizzard.com/blizzcon/recaps/raid_dungeon-panel.xml
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 22, 2009, 09:15:52 pm
And is it just me or is Family Guy just getting stupid? MacFarlane just seems way too eager to fill up 3-5 minutes of time with footage from a Conway Twitty concert or an animated version of a Bryan Adams music video.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 22, 2009, 11:20:50 pm
I love "Says You!" It's a radio game show of bluff, bluster, words, and whimsy that plays on many NPR-affiliate stations, including here in Seattle on KUOW. This week (a "new-to-me" rerun) was one of their best shows I've yet heard. Absolutely delicious!

"Bisk! A soup made out of boiled birds!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 23, 2009, 12:15:25 am
you should listen to 'wait wait dont tell me' and 'car talk'. both are very fun and on npr stations.
i love the outside. its beautiful and i need to see more of it.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 23, 2009, 05:38:37 pm
Despite losing another chickie, I have a national Arby's commercial tomorrow, which could grant me union status and all that, we'll see how it goes...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 23, 2009, 05:53:45 pm
Damn, it's exciting.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: FaustWolf on August 23, 2009, 06:43:02 pm
Shee, let us know when it airs! Will you own the rights to your own image when it's done, or would you have to pay Arby's something to put it up on Youtube?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: mav on August 23, 2009, 07:26:22 pm
Despite losing another chickie, I have a national Arby's commercial tomorrow, which could grant me union status and all that, we'll see how it goes...
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHoly shit! Congrats on the commercial. Union status?! You're the man now, dog.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 23, 2009, 08:42:51 pm
Wow, nice one! I want to see it when it's released!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 23, 2009, 09:28:06 pm
congrats, shee! cant wait to see it. and even if you fuck it up its about enjoying the moment, right? youll be on tv and be paid and people will be like DUDE YOUR THAT GUY ON THE ARBIES COMMERCIAL CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH EVEN THOUGH I DONT REALLY KNOW YOU? lol
i love nights that have no clouds. i can just sit out by the lake and watch the stars, until my dad wonders if i ran off again.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 23, 2009, 10:12:26 pm
I have to read better.  It's only the audition, I haven't actually booked the thing yet, but thanks for the support!!  The powers of The Compendium will be with me, as well as the spirits of H.W. Bawkbagawk, Buck Sagebrush, and Snickers The ACC Wonder Dog.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 24, 2009, 01:51:39 am
I'm one of the few people that actually likes Arby's roast beef sammiches (along with their Arby's sauce)...and they've totally got the best desserts (cherry turnover) of any of them fast food joints.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 24, 2009, 03:19:13 am
Frosties are where it's at, Translanka. No fast food dessert beats a good old-fashioned Wendy's Frosty. Even the name kicks ass.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 24, 2009, 03:26:28 am
I'm not so sure about that, the Blizzards at Dairy Queen are pretty badass.
Though if you consider burritos to be dessert, Taco Bell is the way to go.

Kidd Valley, Burgermaster, and In N' Out Burger also have some of the best shakes ever. Yay west coast!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 24, 2009, 03:29:05 am
Though if you consider burritos to be dessert, Taco Bell is the way to go.

I like the way you roll.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 24, 2009, 09:02:51 am
Frostys are just shakes wishing they were malts.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 24, 2009, 01:14:28 pm
Frosties are where it's at, Translanka. No fast food dessert beats a good old-fashioned Wendy's Frosty. Even the name kicks ass.


I did something marvelous yesterday. I took a large Wendy's Frosty, ate a few bites of it, and then proceeded to add Hershey's chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts to it.

HOLY FUCK. IT WAS AMAZING.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 24, 2009, 02:14:19 pm
Actually, burritos are a funny business. I met get ridiculed for this, but I like the americanized burritos more than real Mexican ones. Taco Bell's plain burritos and grilled stuffed burritos, and Taco Del Mar's wet burritos are great. "Fake", but delicious.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 24, 2009, 02:57:04 pm
Good luck, Shee!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 24, 2009, 03:43:23 pm
If we're going to talk about the deliciousness of desserts & fake mexican/spanish dishes, then you're not gonna find yourself much better than a...

(http://bornbackwards.com/news/uploaded_images/70547-01498_large-794557.jpg)

Even its slogan is awesome: ONE COOL TACO~!!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 24, 2009, 03:49:45 pm
V, that has got to be the coolest (derp) dessert I've ever seen. They'd better sell it at Safeway, I don't think ice cream will survive the mail system.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 24, 2009, 03:50:31 pm
i have to say one of the best deserts ive had is an orange creamcicle. i cant even describe it but goddamn its good!
also, i got a job as a grocery clerk. im starting on the 31st. im psyched! woo i can pay for things!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 24, 2009, 03:55:34 pm
While Choco Tacos are awesome, don't let the advert created product fool you, Zeph...They sadly don't look half as good as that out of the package.

And ZB...why would you have to describe an orange creamcicle? Everyone has had one & they are great. They even make orange creamcicle yogurt and it is equally delicious.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 24, 2009, 04:06:52 pm
there is such a thing as an orange creamsicle virgin, mr translanka. maybe they dont have orange creamsicles in china or korea or india or germany, so those poor people would never experience the glory of the orange creamsicle.
wait they make it into yogurt too?

note to self: eat more yogurt.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 24, 2009, 04:27:27 pm
If we're going to talk about the deliciousness of desserts & fake mexican/spanish dishes, then you're not gonna find yourself much better than a...

(http://bornbackwards.com/news/uploaded_images/70547-01498_large-794557.jpg)

Even its slogan is awesome: ONE COOL TACO~!!

Why hasn't the inventor of this won a Nobel Prize yet? I demand answers!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 24, 2009, 04:50:45 pm
Because there is not a category for the culinary arts. I'm told it was either that or Physics.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 24, 2009, 04:51:06 pm
I want "Orange Creamsicle Virgin" to be a t-shirt. :lol:

(http://www.citysackers.com/images/yoplait%20light%20fat%20free%20orange%20creme.jpg)

I could only find an image of the fat free one for some reason...but they make a regular kind and it's yummy!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 24, 2009, 05:02:20 pm
Fat-free dairy products have no place--no place, I tell you!--in a "LOVE" thread.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 24, 2009, 05:08:18 pm
hellz yeah brother. i miss the days when it was just normal milk. now you cant even find it anywhere anymore!!
but dude that stuff sounds delicious. maybe ill make you an orange creamsicle virgin t-shirt, eh? lol
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 24, 2009, 05:08:58 pm
If we're going to talk about the deliciousness of desserts & fake mexican/spanish dishes, then you're not gonna find yourself much better than a...

(http://bornbackwards.com/news/uploaded_images/70547-01498_large-794557.jpg)

Even its slogan is awesome: ONE COOL TACO~!!

Why hasn't the inventor of this won a Nobel Prize yet? I demand answers!

If it eases your mind any, my high school drumline named a cadence after this. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 24, 2009, 09:12:01 pm
V, that has got to be the coolest (derp) dessert I've ever seen. They'd better sell it at Safeway, I don't think ice cream will survive the mail system.

You've really never seen one of those before? They sell them everywhere here. I love them. However, near the end of eating one, biting down on the "taco shell" gets difficult...and MESSY!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 24, 2009, 10:00:43 pm
Thank you V, for the recommendation. The ice cream truck happened to pass by this afternoon, and for the first time in years I gave the hairy Italian man in the back a buck for a Choco-Taco. The only other people there were little children and their parents.

I'm not sure how I should feel about that...(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l242/Truthordeal/Locke-Laugh.gif)

And thank God for these animated sprites. They convey emotion much better than emoticons any day. Plus, you know, its Locke.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 24, 2009, 10:27:54 pm
You know what goes good with a Wendy's Frosty? Wendy's French Fries. I know that sounds odd... I was hesitant at first, too... But once I tried it... Oh man, it was delicious. So good you'd have sworn Jesus made 'em.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 24, 2009, 10:37:45 pm
You know what goes good with a Wendy's Frosty? Wendy's French Fries. I know that sounds odd... I was hesitant at first, too... But once I tried it... Oh man, it was delicious. So good you'd have sworn Jesus made 'em.

Seconded for some wierd reason. It works. Just don't get cocky and mix the ketchup in there too. DOES NOT WORK.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 24, 2009, 10:46:05 pm
Sorry to all the Bell lovers, but I can't stand taco bell. I used to hate all Mexican food up until a few years ago, and taco bell makes a bad impression of Mexican food. I prefer taquerias. I must have my burritos a specific way, and I dislike the rice and sauces they use in the taco bell food. But YEY chocotaco <3<3.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 24, 2009, 10:47:55 pm
I love taco bell's sauces. That's pretty much the only thing they have going for them!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 24, 2009, 10:51:46 pm
My wife puts half a packet of hot sauce every bite. No lie.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 24, 2009, 11:17:16 pm
Taco Bell's Mild hot sauce has a very nice flavour to it. I don't care much for anything overly spicy. We've got asian food for that.
The beans and cheese (gotta say pintos y queso or they won't know what you're talking about) cups are delicious with a couple extra packets of Mild. The little saying they have on the sauce packets are cute, too.
The only sad thing is they don't sell tater tots anymore, now they're "mexi fries". They're not bad, they're just not as good as tater tots.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 24, 2009, 11:26:39 pm
My wife puts half a packet of hot sauce every bite. No lie.

^That's called "doing it right".
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 24, 2009, 11:37:09 pm
I was at Wal-Mart the other day, buying ingredients for a really delicious supper I had tonight. I was astounded on the Mexican foods aisle to find a large number of Taco Bell products. I noticed that they FINALLY put the restaurant Mild and Hot sauces into bottles. I exclaimed, "Sweet!" before I realized that to the right of these bottles there was an empty space. This empty space taunted me with its existence, as I know what it's meant for, but Wal-Mart and Taco Bell decide that it's not prudent to carry the FUCKING FIRE SAUCE in a bottle. I LOVE Taco Bell fire sauce. It has a perfect spice to flavor ratio. Its flavor is delicious and the spice is just right. I really wish I could find it in a bottle.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 24, 2009, 11:53:02 pm
Taco Bell is sweet but I feel so gross afterward. 

My audition went so damn well today!  The callbacks are on Saturday, so I'll obviously know by then if I go in for another round...but it felt good so naturally I won't hear back! 8)  Really though, they gave good feedback.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 24, 2009, 11:57:42 pm
awesome job shee! if you go back saturday (which you obviously wont), make sure to sprain your ankle!
that is the right saying, right?

i love three dimensional puzzles. my father picked up a plastic egg thing from a yard sale and said, 'Matt, you're going to have fun with this whether you want to or not.' hes so loving lol. its amazing what this kind of thing can do for your sense of the world... fitting all the little pieces together just so so that they dont fall and die and FUCK ITS MISSING A PIECE HOW THE FUCK DO I FIX IT NOW UGH I HATE YOU DAD.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 25, 2009, 01:15:26 am
All of the Taco Bell sauces besides Fire taste too watery to me.

French fries go good with any shake though, but again, better with a good malt.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 25, 2009, 01:45:38 am
I'll confess something: I don't like that kind of heat. I'll enjoy a small bit of it on occasion, but that's it. For me, it's zero hot sauce packets. Bland it up, baby!

On the other hand, I have a stronger tolerance for mustard-type heat (which includes horseradish and wasabi) than anyone I know. I love horseradish; not that wimpy creamed stuff; the full-strength, grated horseradish doused in vinegar stuff. Mmm mmm! Put it on red meats, or gefilte fish, or sausages, and live life like a deity!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 25, 2009, 02:01:38 am
I had real radishes for the first time recently. Love them.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 25, 2009, 02:45:45 am
The problem that I have is that I can't stand any kind of heat. Really. I blame it on the Russian upbringing. Russian food is considered to be bland by many people. It's why I have to be very careful with Mexican and Korean. Actually, I have never really had any Korean that I enjoyed. I'm glad I learned to like Mexican, though. It's so popular here in California.

I love veggies, but some of those are even too spicy for me. Like radishes! Some others too, occasionally raw onions are a little too much for me (but I LOOOOVE onions). I also detest mustard because I find that spicy. McDonalds is annoying because they love to put mustard in most of their burgers. I wish they didn't do that so much.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 25, 2009, 03:11:07 am
I had real radishes for the first time recently. Love them.

I just put two bunches of them into a pot roast not three minutes ago. Well...almost two bunches. Naturally, I had to perform a "food inspection" first! Cooked radishes lose their zest, so it's best to eat at least a couple raw, for great justice.

By the way, I gotta disagree with you, ZaichiArky. Mustard is one of the key elements that makes McDonald's burgers palatable. Although...when I was a kid, they had to be "ketchup only" cheeseburgers: no mustard, onions, or pickles. Boy, I was a dumb kid. You'd be amazed how often they got that order wrong! In fact, it was upon getting a wrong burger one day that I realized I actually liked that stuff on burgers now. =)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 25, 2009, 01:12:27 pm
my family really never has been able to handle spicy things. my brother once hurled at a chinese place because the food was too spicy. then again, i love wasabi and whenever we get chinese i like to put some on my chicken. that shit is good man.

i love shooting things.
with my brand new camera!!
that lacks a tihngy you  can use to connect to a computer. a usb port thing i guess.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 25, 2009, 01:20:13 pm
I'm not the biggest spicy eater either. The Koreans would cook for everyone at the end of a night at the Japanese steakhouse I worked at; it'd be some kind of incineratingly hot soup with meat in it. I'd be so hungry that I'd eat it, and eat it, and eat it, and my lips would be burning off my face like magnesium set aflame, and I'd still eat it. Torture.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 25, 2009, 01:30:26 pm
I love spicy food. The hotter the better. Chinese, Korean, Mexican, whatever. I guess for me, you could say "it burns so good"?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 25, 2009, 01:38:33 pm
Bekkler, I cannot agree more with you there!

Bring on the flames!


Of course, I do not like Buffalo Wild Wings....wings. Perhaps two or three before they overheat my mouth.

But other than that, I love hot, spicy foods.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 25, 2009, 02:08:46 pm
I'm not the biggest spicy eater either. The Koreans would cook for everyone at the end of a night at the Japanese steakhouse I worked at; it'd be some kind of incineratingly hot soup with meat in it. I'd be so hungry that I'd eat it, and eat it, and eat it, and my lips would be burning off my face like magnesium set aflame, and I'd still eat it. Torture.

I think I would be frustrated because I would not eat it and then be hungry D :.

I don't get it with Americans and spicy food. How can you take pleasure in your mouth burning? It doesn't seem to be a very pleasant experience to me. Like those flaming cheetos that a lot of Americans like. Eating those sounds rather repulsive to me and they even look scary. Scary and red. That and... if you eat too much of it, I hear that it going out the other end is torture XD;.  I suppose spicy food must be some kind of thing you get used to.

In other news, I'm making my first scrap book. I've wanted to make one ever since I went to Japan for the first time when I was 15. I figured that I'd do Australia first, and then if that went well, I'd start a massive Japan project (and that would be insanely massive). Its going well and I'm happy with how it's turning out! Maybe I can finish today. The only problem is that it makes me miss my friend, I don't know when I'll see him again, possibly another 5 years. But I am confident it will happen.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 25, 2009, 02:31:12 pm
ZaichikArky, let me tell you a story. My wife spent a year in Thailand. The father in the family she stayed with would eat peppers straight, as a snack. He'd eat them until he was crying like he just found out Bambi's mother died. Then... he'd eat more.

American's are wusses when it comes to spicy foods. Though, I like having my tastebuds intact, so I don't mind.


As for what I love. Latin. Or more exactly, "foreign languages" in general. There is something about learning the structure of a language that I love. Learning it well enough to speak and writer fluently in it, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 25, 2009, 02:38:12 pm
Thought's right, we are wusses. There are some americans who'll be adventurous and take a liking to spicy food, but those spicy foods are usually Mexican or Asian. If you want something REALLY spicy, try Vietnam.
I think I'm fine with my bland - mildly spicy steaks and burgers. Peppers can just stay the hell away :lol:
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 25, 2009, 04:48:39 pm
If you want something REALLY spicy, try Vietnam.

Or don't. Vietnamese cooking is just insane. They can make cabbage one of the spiciest things in the world. I'm convinced that the Vietnamese cabbage dish I ate once had more spice than anything I have ever eaten.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 25, 2009, 05:15:26 pm
Toasty Torpedoes, FTW! Oh, I love these things, love 'em so much! Love 'em so much I wanna marry 'em. Yum yum yum!

Also, they really do look like torpedoes, which is awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 25, 2009, 05:30:14 pm
I love this song "the Fox, the Crow and the Cookie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZEX6w3-KbE)" by local band mewithoutYou. That whole album of theirs is top notch, really.

Also, this Thursday I'll be able to throw off the shackles of my pathetic 56k for at least a month or so: Comcast is coming.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 25, 2009, 05:52:21 pm
If you want something REALLY spicy, try Vietnam.

Or don't. Vietnamese cooking is just insane. They can make cabbage one of the spiciest things in the world. I'm convinced that the Vietnamese cabbage dish I ate once had more spice than anything I have ever eaten.

That would probably be a walk in the park for me. I'm the guy who, several times, drank straight from the hot sauce bottle.

Zesty, burning sensation.

*laughs heartily*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: MsBlack on August 25, 2009, 06:29:18 pm
Calculus. The first page of results for "calculus is the greatest" (http://www.google.com/search?q="calculus+is+the+greatest") results in loads of pages referring to 'The calculus...' I like that, so make my love The Calculus.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 25, 2009, 06:34:38 pm
I love this song "the Fox, the Crow and the Cookie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZEX6w3-KbE)" by local band mewithoutYou. That whole album of theirs is top notch, really.

I got the chance to see the Weiss brothers from that band play recently, but I ended up not going due to unforeseen circumstances.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 25, 2009, 07:01:04 pm
As for what I love. Latin. Or more exactly, "foreign languages" in general. There is something about learning the structure of a language that I love. Learning it well enough to speak and writer fluently in it, on the other hand...
ive always wanted to take latin, but my insane mother decided that because it was a dead language i shouldnt take it. instead i took two years of french.
i love... uh... this mario mushroom. it has candy inside it!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 26, 2009, 12:10:13 am
Usually whenever I eat out at Mexican, I order a quesedilla with a chille reine(eff spanish, I can't spell them!). One time, however, I ordered a side of jalapenos, and decided to eat them all at once.

Long story short, I ended up leaving to the bathroom because I didn't want people seeing how hard I was panting from how spicy it was.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 26, 2009, 12:29:20 am
I am loving this cough medicine at the moment.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no drug addict.

But the sedative effects of it are.........wonderful.

Kind of like I'm walking in a dream.

*falls over asleep*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 26, 2009, 01:48:22 am
Usually whenever I eat out at Mexican, I order a quesedilla with a chille reine(eff spanish, I can't spell them!). One time, however, I ordered a side of jalapenos, and decided to eat them all at once.

Long story short, I ended up leaving to the bathroom because I didn't want people seeing how hard I was panting from how spicy it was.

A: I'll be right back, everyone. Restroom.
B: This wouldn't have anything to do with that bowl of jalapenos you ate about fifteen seconds ago, would it?
A: Nope, I just like to go pee in the middle of an appetizer course.
C: Right...
B: Would you like us to order you some more jalapenos if the waiter comes back?
A: Eff you. *flees*
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 26, 2009, 02:52:09 am
I am loving this cough medicine at the moment.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no drug addict.

But the sedative effects of it are.........wonderful.

Kind of like I'm walking in a dream.

*falls over asleep*

This reminds me of a story that for some dumb reason I like to share with everyone. So I have this friend. He kind of has a lot of problems, especially with addiction. When I visited him last time, we went to walgreens to get some playing cards so we could play hearts. The lady at the check out is really surprised to see him. She exclaims how he used to come in every day but this is the first time she's seen him in a great while. She asks how he's doing and everything, and we leave. As soon as we're outside, he tells me that the reason she saw him every day was because he used to go in there and just buy bottles of cough syrup to fuel his addiction to DXM. But then he turned 21, so that was no longer needed, since he decided he liked being drunk better than the DXM highs  he had(something about him not remembering the DXM highs). XD;. Before he turned to vodka, he used to be into all sorts of weird ways to get high for cheap. He's never had the money, so he's always had to be very "creative". I remember one time he bought these shroom spores from Canada that he could cultivate to get high of them.

XD; Anyway. I agree, I love nyquil. It's the only drug that helps my insomnia. Lately I've beeen sleeping  very poorly, but I really hesitate to use nyquil because it can be addictive and I don't want to feel like I need to rely upon it to sleep. I slept 4 or maybe 5 hours last night, so I'm hoping tonight will be ok, or else I'll have to take it for a full night's rest.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 26, 2009, 12:15:46 pm
Well, for your friends, at least it isn't anything bigger, I must say. However, I do feel sorry on his part. Addiction can ruin a life, no matter what one is addicted to.

As for the insomnia part, I am the same way. Mix that with coughing, and it is absolutely miserable. This cough syrup is a treat, in a way.

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 26, 2009, 01:44:33 pm
I love Nyquil too! Definitely my favorite over the counter ailment fixer. I don't abuse it, but when I need it, it really is my favorite thing in the world.

But I'm posting for a different reason. I love FOTC and TrueBlood. Just bought (tb) Season 1, and my girlfriend and my band mates have not seen a single episode. They're in for a treat! And Conchords Season 2 is out, so I got that as well.


Lights go out

"Oh, we got a letter from the electric company."

"What did it say?"

...

"Didn't open it."
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: mav on August 26, 2009, 02:11:49 pm
Alright, another FotC fan! Have season 1 and 2, though I watch it sporadically...Saw their stand-up the other day and laughed my ass off (again).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 26, 2009, 06:10:01 pm
Oh, Special Agent Fitzhugh...it seems like only yesterday we were in the early 60s of the puctures thread and you were such a cute lil baby!  Of course, he has since been determined to be a rooster so we have to find a good home for him.  Sucks because he's far and away our coolest chicken, not to mention the first we had.  Majestic, curious, playful, affectionate, and downright intelligent at times!  I loved all my time spent with him, and will miss him dearly.
He would just follow me around and when I sit he'd float up to my lap, squark, then lay down and fall asleep.  Too awesome.

Once we rehome him to a place where we know he won't be fighting or something like that we'll be down to 2 chicks.....so my roomie and I did the only sensible thing to do at this point...order more!  We'll have ten (what have we done???) more shipped on 9/2.  Thing is, they aren't sexed, so WE have to do that, which also means we're not keeping all 10.  Chickens are awesome!


(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr28/SheeREno/fitz6weeks3.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 26, 2009, 06:58:15 pm
I've seen this before. First, you get a few chickens. Then, a goat! And then maybe a cow, and before you know it, we'll be calling you old farmer Shee. ;)

Anywho, hope your next chicks are as memorable as Special Agent Fitzhugh
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: KebreI on August 26, 2009, 07:00:48 pm
Mammals with horns just fascinate me, they're like teeth on your forehead!?!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 26, 2009, 07:32:58 pm
Oh, Special Agent Fitzhugh...it seems like only yesterday we were in the early 60s of the puctures thread and you were such a cute lil baby!  Of course, he has since been determined to be a rooster so we have to find a good home for him.  Sucks because he's far and away our coolest chicken, not to mention the first we had.  Majestic, curious, playful, affectionate, and downright intelligent at times!  I loved all my time spent with him, and will miss him dearly.
He would just follow me around and when I sit he'd float up to my lap, squark, then lay down and fall asleep.  Too awesome.

Once we rehome him to a place where we know he won't be fighting or something like that we'll be down to 2 chicks.....so my roomie and I did the only sensible thing to do at this point...order more!  We'll have ten (what have we done???) more shipped on 9/2.  Thing is, they aren't sexed, so WE have to do that, which also means we're not keeping all 10.  Chickens are awesome!


(http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr28/SheeREno/fitz6weeks3.jpg)


Aw Fitzguh is cuuute. I hope your hands won't be too full with *10 MORE* chickies. Just try not to take it too hard if they die. Do you separate the sexes? I don't know much about raising chickens. I know that some animals kill each other due to aggression.

I still am debating starting another fish tank. I'd be on betta number 3, but I was considering a salt water tank instead.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 26, 2009, 08:36:17 pm
Salt water fish are awesome but really hard to take care of. My grandma had a 100 gallon fresh water tank and a 50 gallon salt water tank. We had an anemone, a boxing shrimp, some snails, a whole bunch of those vacuum fish.. then most of them spilled out during an earthquake. Had to get rid of them after that.
Fish are awesome, but they're really a pain.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 26, 2009, 09:20:05 pm
The recent attention on King James English in the Shakespeare thread got me to thinking about one of my favorite satirical webcomics of all time. Back a few years ago, a group of liberals got together to make fun of the right-wing bloggers and media personalities who were always so glowingly in favor of everything the Bush administration said or did, often with much hypocrisy and contradiction. So the lefties created this semi-regular webcomic called "The Keyboard Kommandos," enjoying modest success.

On one occasion, however, they thought of doing a historical satire. The result was an episode of The Keyboard Kommandos entitled "The Parchment Paladins." Actually, it was entitled "Greate King George and Ye Olde Parchment Paladins in Manuscript the First: Deviltry Most Villianous!!!!"

http://web.archive.org/web/20061230115407/http://www.thepoorman.net/2005/07/20/keyboard-kommando-klassics-presents/

So friggin' sweet...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Truthordeal on August 26, 2009, 09:28:09 pm
Hurrah for the Wayback Machine!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 26, 2009, 09:31:37 pm
So today I found out that a few of my friends are going to Orlando on November 6th to see Dethklok and Mastodon the next day. My friend Chadd invited me to go along, and I gave a resounding yes. I am absolutely elated!

So fellow Compendiumites, can I expect to see any of you at this amazing show?
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 26, 2009, 10:29:23 pm
ZaichikArky, let me tell you a story. My wife spent a year in Thailand. The father in the family she stayed with would eat peppers straight, as a snack. He'd eat them until he was crying like he just found out Bambi's mother died. Then... he'd eat more.

I used to do things akin to that, until I read about this:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1063598/Aspiring-chef-dies-hours-making-ultra-hot-sauce-chilli-eating-contest.html

It's a really tragic story; one of those "who knew" kinds of incidents.  After I read it I had to think twice about consuming hot peppers willy nilly, just for... fun?  Well, it was one way to amuse myself at work. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 26, 2009, 10:58:02 pm
Salt water fish are awesome but really hard to take care of. My grandma had a 100 gallon fresh water tank and a 50 gallon salt water tank. We had an anemone, a boxing shrimp, some snails, a whole bunch of those vacuum fish.. then most of them spilled out during an earthquake. Had to get rid of them after that.
Fish are awesome, but they're really a pain.

Oh dear... poor fishies. Yeah, that's why I hesitate with making a salt water tank. I know it's a lot more difficult than making/maintaining a fresh water tank. The main reason I hesitate, however, is not due to the difficulty, but due to my inability to stay put. I don't want to make this big tank and then move away and scramble to find a friend who wouldn't mind taking on the fish. I did that with my first betta and my friend killed him !
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 26, 2009, 11:25:03 pm
Oh dear!  My betta's lucky to be alive after I've left him with an unideal fish sitter, twice.  Then again, I think my betta is invincible.  He's well over three and still kicking, except not, because he has fins.

If you're interested enough in salt water tanks to experiment with them and get seasoned at their cleaning and upkeep, you can apparently make a quite a bit of money in rich neighborhoods if you develop a clientele of people who want a salt water tank but don't want to spend the time keeping it up on their own.  Just what I've heard...

Edit:  I just realized this is the second post in a row that begins with "oh dear".  (cue to next poster)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 26, 2009, 11:47:34 pm
Oh dear!

As it so happens, my dad had a marine aquarium for many years. It demanded about five or ten minutes of attention per day, and another two to three hours once a week for cleaning. He loved taking care of it--and it was cool for me because I'd hang out with him during that time. Watching the fish was relaxing, but all the more rewarding because he was so directly responsible for their wellbeing. Toward the end of his time with the tank, he had perfected tank conditions enough to be able to grow rare algae and keep some very delicate fish.

Uboa's right: Some people will pay good money for someone else to do the work for them. I think that kind of misses the point.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 26, 2009, 11:53:55 pm
Oh dear! I have never heard of people paying money because they're too lazy to upkeep their fish tanks. WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO!

XD. My first betta died because my friend didn't treat his illness (I don't know what it was, she said he had a "bump on his head") and my second died I think because I tried to introduce a plant into his tank and I guess he didn't respond to that too well, even though I did clean the tank more because the plant fouled up the water more ... If I have another betta, my goal is to get him to live 2 years XD; Bettas typically live 4 years, but mine seem to only make it to one.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 27, 2009, 12:16:36 am
It's better than my 6-week hermit crab.


I'm surprised he lasted that long. I didn't realize that they had to be submerged in water... I had him in a dry tank with a little dish of water that he spent a lot of time in. I was 7, so I guess me or my mom should have had a little bit better critical thinking skills. "Man, he's always thirsty!"


Poor Thirsty the 6-week-old hermit crab.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Mr Bekkler on August 27, 2009, 02:19:01 am
I have four shows coming up from now til October 23rd with my band and the one on Oct. 23 we're opening for Richard Lloyd of the band Television! Television is not playing, obviously, but still, it's a friggin honor! I'm so excited.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Thought on August 27, 2009, 12:45:04 pm
Oh Dear! Well, seeing as we seem to be on the topic of pet-like creatures, I love my dog, Ellie. It is a well known fact that she is the cutest corgi ever, and that corgis are naturally adorable animals. She's a rescue dog; she had belonged to a backyard breeder but was rescued by a society that specializes in corgits and from them to us.

It was terribly sad at first: we thought she was mute because she never made a noise (until around the second week), it took about two or three months until she wouldn't cringe if we put on shoes or bumped her with our feet, and she is still a cowardly dog (she's still afraid of traffic cones and white Styrofoam ice chests). Despite a rough first few years in life, she's an intelligent dog who picked up her training very quickly and for the most part she is very trustworthy and well behaved... though she has been known to get into the trash if we've left her out and been gone for a long while. Side note: apparently dogs will eat artichoke leaves and spines... and pumpkins, including the stem.

Even for a corgi she's small, but despite being cowardly she has proven to be willing to protect us if necessary. I grew up with a dog, but Ellie is quite different and she makes me wonder why there has not been more poetry and literature devoted to the dog-human relationship.

And now, the real reason you're looking at this post, the puplet herself:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/HuginMunin/Corgi.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 27, 2009, 01:30:51 pm
i have an awesome dog too. chrisie is a lassie type dog. she's a sweetheart, and she always knows how to cheer me up. someone in the other town had to get rid of her because they were moving to a retirement home, so we picked her up and brought her here.
i think that dogs have t obe some of the msot caring animals ever. when im upset, she just sort of plops her head down on my leg and looks at me with those big brown eyes. when i cry she curls up next to me and lets me cry into her fur. and when im happy she gets all excited too and runs around. the way she rolls onto her back for tummyrubs is just so precious. she loves the lake, too, which is awesome. she and i went swimming the other day.
i wish i had a camera to show you guys what she looked like.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 27, 2009, 08:34:32 pm
Just got called back for the Arby's gig!  :D :D :D
It's tomorrow morning.  HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: mav on August 27, 2009, 09:15:43 pm
Congrats, Shee! Good luck with everything.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lakonthegreat on August 27, 2009, 10:38:04 pm
Good luck Shee! The Compendium is with you!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZombieBucky on August 27, 2009, 10:41:07 pm
gogo shee! you can do it!
break your kneecaps out there my friend!
(insert other cliche inspirational phrases here)

i love limeade.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 27, 2009, 11:58:18 pm
Congratulations, once more Shee. Best of luck to you, my friend.





Current love:

Ah, herbal tea. I hadn't had a cup of it in a long time. I had forgotten my love for the art of tea brewing and drinking the blessed liquid. Such a relaxing blend, this current cup I drink is. It breaths of rest and relaxation, and yet sparks with slight spices that cleanse the pallet and stimulate the senses of smell, taste, and touch.

Ah.....
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 28, 2009, 12:41:30 am
I love the pipes, and those who play them well, in my general vicinity.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on August 28, 2009, 12:44:04 am
I love a cup of tea with plenty of sugar.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 28, 2009, 12:58:11 am
I love a cup of tea with plenty of sugar.

Can't drink tea with sugar. I like mine with some milk and no sugar. I drink Asian milktea with pearls at least every week, though. That's the one exception to the no sugar rule. What I love even more than that is Thai iced tea. I learned that it's some American thing because in every other country I've been to that has Thai food, they don't have Thai iced tea...

Love the boyscouts/girlscouts. I went for a walk in the park tonight and found a group of them cleaning up the waterbank. Man I wish my parents made me do girlscouts when I was younger. I was considering doing brownies when I was little, but that didn't work out for some reason. I do remember going to a couple meetings, though. 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Zephira on August 28, 2009, 01:19:06 am
The best tea is british/canadian breakfast tea with milk and plenty of sugar, or bubble tea. Only bad thing about bubble tea is it's hard to get ahold of. It takes most teriyaki stores here ten minutes to prepare a cup, or they're always out of the good flavours, or out of the pearls, or they're machine's broken, or they just don't sell it. Still, it's really tasty and worth the hassle :D
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 28, 2009, 01:25:59 am
Hm really? That's too bad. I go to Tapioca Express around here and they literally have the milk tea ready as they're ringing me up at the register... heh. I go to other places too, and I've never experienced any problems.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 28, 2009, 01:33:42 am
There's bubble tea all over the place in Seattle, although to some extent it got over-exposed and thus has collapsed back to a smaller level. My favorite place is on The Ave (University Way), called "Yunnie's," on the west side of the street just steps north of 45th St. If you're in Seattle for PAX, catch a No. 71, 72, or 73 bus from Downtown and get off at 45th St. in the U-District. Go to Yunnie's and live the dream.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Shee on August 28, 2009, 02:57:56 am
Thanks everybody!  I will take your strength with me! 
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 28, 2009, 03:06:59 am
Tron.  Armagetron to be more precise:

http://www.armagetronad.net/

play w/ me some time!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Lord J Esq on August 28, 2009, 05:29:15 am
Great composers, like Alan Menken, and particularly their masterworks. These people make it seem so easy. It totally isn't...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 28, 2009, 12:57:21 pm
Tron.  Armagetron to be more precise:

http://www.armagetronad.net/

play w/ me some time!


Hah. My computer teacher, Computer Programming to be more precise, used to play that with us every day after we finished our work. Nobody could ever beat him. Hard game, but fun.

Check out a game called BZflag. It's about the same level of addictiveness. First person, simple tank shooter.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: V_Translanka on August 28, 2009, 01:35:22 pm
Yay, FaF has a Backloggery too! C'mon, people! Bandwagon! Jump in! We'll let you play drums or be backup vocalists or something! And NO it ISN'T ironic that I'm basically pimping what comes down to making a list of games! T-there's other stuff too...! K-kinda! >_<
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZeaLitY on August 29, 2009, 08:59:01 am
The soundtrack for the PS2 game Dragon Ball Z3 (which I've never played, but whose OST I accidentally acquired) is amazing for several reasons:


God, I can't get enough. It's like a drug for intensity. I feel absolutely inspired. I need to go build something or learn something or create something with agog alacrity and burning passion! Get this OST by any means (http://katz.cd/download/2009453/Music/Dragon-Ball-Z3-OST-2005/).
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Temporal Knight on August 29, 2009, 01:21:00 pm
Such a temptation I cannot resist, as good, amazing music is a drug that I am addicted to.

Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Romana on August 30, 2009, 02:01:25 am
The soundtrack for the PS2 game Dragon Ball Z3 (which I've never played, but whose OST I accidentally acquired) is amazing for several reasons:

  • Features Tower of Power horn section (I...I just couldn't believe it)
  • Rhythm section featuring Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, and Mike Porcaro (in essence, the band Toto's current line-up)
  • Has incredible production values
  • Initial song sung by the guy who did the incredible springtime of youth opener ~Smile Again~ for Goemon's Great Adventure
  • Packed with tracks both funky and edgy that just bleed infectious, constructive, awesome energy
  • Track 8 is a schizophrenic remix of Bad Dog, No Biscuit! from Cowboy Bebop, which was insane to begin with

God, I can't get enough. It's like a drug for intensity. I feel absolutely inspired. I need to go build something or learn something or create something with agog alacrity and burning passion! Get this OST by any means (http://katz.cd/download/2009453/Music/Dragon-Ball-Z3-OST-2005/).

Annnnnnnnnnnd just got it, love it. Also has a ton of nostalgia value to me considering I owned this game a few years back.

One of JAM PROJECT's singers doing the vocal songs for these games is always just amazing.
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on August 30, 2009, 11:33:24 am
Phoenix's newest album is amazing.

Long live "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix!"
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: Uboa on August 30, 2009, 06:36:42 pm
Live jazz!  My music scouting last night led me to an amazing free concert today.  Some pretty big names showed up and had an open-mic jam session at this small bar that just opened up.  The pianist had me on the edge of my seat every time he soloed.  Hah, the drummer actually made me teary-eyed, he was so amazingly fluid and lively.  God, I only wish there had been dancing to top it off. 

Today started off well!
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: IAmSerge on August 30, 2009, 07:50:29 pm
I made this post for a LOVELY reason

As to not interrupt my stoned status, I am editing:

I just got walked up to by a guy in my dorm, asking me if I knew crimson echoes...

...then he said he was playing it, and that he got it off some torrent.

...unfortunately I asked where from but he didnt show me (so I couldz report it, duh!)....

*shrug* oh well...
Title: Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
Post by: ZaichikArky on August 30, 2009, 08:07:18 pm
Wow, I wish I was a sun stoner! But doesn't that only last one post? I don't like the icon I have now. I wonder what I'll get when I get up to 500. I liked my pretty little green thingy I had before ;_;.
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Post by: Truthordeal on August 30, 2009, 08:18:58 pm
I finally got some free time where I wasn't bone-tired. Yay!

Anywho, it seems that the physical part of the orientation is over, and now the mental part begins tomorrow, with seminars(both the class and the common meaning)! DonCHA just love it?

And now I'm off to something completely different!

And Zaichi, you'll get what I have now.AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!
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Post by: FaustWolf on August 31, 2009, 01:26:34 am
Hey Serge, be sure to give him the link to CEMemorial!
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Post by: IAmSerge on August 31, 2009, 03:05:11 am
just watched half life: Full life consequences (all 3 of em)

gotta say: WTF? =D
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Post by: Zephira on August 31, 2009, 03:46:50 am
D&D just started again!
We're doing the 4th ed Eberron setting, and our group is down two people this time. We started at level 2 and I've got this seven year old Tiefling Sorcerer named Lucky (she's not very lucky), with a bat familiar named Jaki. So far we've had two encounters; both our tanks got knocked unconscious twice, and I killed two boss-ish creatures and a ton of minions. I love being a striker.
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Post by: Thought on August 31, 2009, 10:57:00 am
I love DnD... even though my group disbanded back in April and I wont have a chance to play again till spring (probably a solo-campaign with my wife).

I also love campaign world building. Saddly, I tend to do more of that than actually playing in said worlds.
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Post by: V_Translanka on August 31, 2009, 01:17:30 pm
While I was watching some AMVs, specifically the Video Game Projects (http://www.randomdestination.com/members/mj/) (of which only the 3rd, 2005, was any good besides all of the oldschool commercials...2004 & 2005 both have Chrono Trigger AMVs though...some of the AMVs on their site are NSFW, but not the Game Project ones), when I came across one of my favorite Tina/Terra's theme OCRs that I had forgotten about!

Eres Des Points (http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR00750/) (Final Fantasy VI) by DJ Crono/Jovette Rivera. Why the hell is there so many awesome remixes of this theme? :lol:
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Post by: Shee on August 31, 2009, 04:17:52 pm
Live jazz!  My music scouting last night led me to an amazing free concert today.  Some pretty big names showed up and had an open-mic jam session at this small bar that just opened up.  The pianist had me on the edge of my seat every time he soloed.  Hah, the drummer actually made me teary-eyed, he was so amazingly fluid and lively.  God, I only wish there had been dancing to top it off. 

Today started off well!

That sounds awesome...I miss going to live jazz each week, I gotta find a good hole-in-the-wall here for that...
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Post by: Romana on August 31, 2009, 05:03:18 pm
just watched half life: Full life consequences (all 3 of em)

gotta say: WTF? =D

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1047027/squirrelking
Enjoy.
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Post by: ZaichikArky on August 31, 2009, 06:55:25 pm
I finally got some free time where I wasn't bone-tired. Yay!

Anywho, it seems that the physical part of the orientation is over, and now the mental part begins tomorrow, with seminars(both the class and the common meaning)! DonCHA just love it?

And now I'm off to something completely different!

And Zaichi, you'll get what I have now.AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!

Waaaat. What is it? XD.
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Post by: V_Translanka on September 01, 2009, 10:44:52 pm
I love oldschool ninjas. From Ryu Hayabusa & Strider Hiryu to FF staples Edge & Shadow. Y'know, back before Teh Yuffster totally fuct it up for the class. Anyway, I haven't played FFIV: The After Years yet (don't even know if his chapter is playable yet or w/e), but I can't imagine my new avy being wrong (he still looks awesome)...

(http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo81/V_Translanka/Avatars/EdgeFFIV-TheAfterYears.png)

Though now it doesn't feel right that I don't have one for Shadow too...
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Post by: ZaichikArky on September 02, 2009, 02:09:20 am
Yeah, street fighter 4 is really great. I wish my computer could run it ;_; (and it's a relatively new computer too >_>;). I'm a pretty big SF fan and I've been really wanting to play 4 more. I'm still debating on installing it on the computer at my parents house... but I'm not around there all the time so I'm not sure if it's worth it. Whenever I can, playing it at the arcade is better... it's just that Sakura is not available and Sakura is my favorite.
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Post by: IAmSerge on September 02, 2009, 03:40:58 am
Playing through half life 1 and 2 again. woot
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Post by: Shee on September 02, 2009, 03:49:12 am
Ryu Hayabusa is the sheeeit.  My only gripe is he doesn't have the power to start back closer to the final boss...
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Post by: IAmSerge on September 02, 2009, 03:50:06 am
the XKCD comic today is...

...interesting.

and most def nsfw.

I'm not sure if this is a love or hate thing.
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Post by: V_Translanka on September 02, 2009, 05:27:27 pm
Ryu Hayabusa is the sheeeit.  My only gripe is he doesn't have the power to start back closer to the final boss...

Real ninjas never die~!! :lol:
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Post by: Shee on September 03, 2009, 04:10:42 pm
NEW BABIES CAME TODAY!!!   :D :D :D :D :D

only two of them didn't make the trip.... :(

But the rest seem happy and halthy!  They gave us 8 packin peanuts (we were expecting 2)so we have more than we can deal with right now.  We'll figure it out in the best way possible, exciting!
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Post by: ZaichikArky on September 04, 2009, 05:14:23 pm
Shameless self promotion that I don't want to make a new thread for XD;. Last night I stayed up till 4 am making my first facebook quiz! I worked hard on it(though there are some typos... it got to be quite late >_>) and even though it's not the best thing out there, I want more than 5 of my friends to take it, so I hope some of you guys can take it and tell me what you get! http://apps.facebook.com/whichst-qublp/index.php?src=m2&b=6&t=1252062022 Or better yet, you can add me as a friend to facebook and I can see for myself : ). I think the next quiz I do will be a redo of that nicktoons quiz, because that one is crap and needs to be better-made (and hopefully I can succeed in that).
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Post by: Truthordeal on September 04, 2009, 06:01:28 pm
Got Whisper of the Heart, and sent it off to a friend who loves Hayao Miyazaki. I'm sure she'll be pleased.
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Post by: ZaichikArky on September 04, 2009, 06:16:55 pm
Wow that seems to be the most popular result. Thanks for taking it : ). Hopefully your friend will like it.
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Post by: ZeaLitY on September 05, 2009, 10:13:31 am
(http://www.xtcian.com/HowardJones.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhXmFDf4vFM&fmt=18)
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Post by: kingpingu30 on September 05, 2009, 10:24:13 am
living, and gaming. And school atm, but that may change. and TV.
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Post by: Temporal Knight on September 06, 2009, 02:11:38 am
Whoo, I love this new jacket I purchased. It is a navy blue admiral's styled jacket. Rather comfortable, and perfect for late fall and winter weather.

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Post by: Zephira on September 06, 2009, 04:01:53 pm
PAX. My faith in humanity has been restored. (Also I have decided I'll never go fourteen hours in high heels again.)

I also love rainy days. Normally, the sun comes straight in my bedroom window at 5 AM, sneaking around the blinds, and stays there to wake me up. Luckily, when it's raining, noon is as dark as 4 AM, so I can sleep in however much I want.
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Post by: Uboa on September 06, 2009, 05:12:13 pm
PAX. My faith in humanity has been restored.

I felt the same way about DEFCON.  (except I didn't wear high heels.)
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Post by: kingpingu30 on September 06, 2009, 05:17:40 pm
I quite like a good lie-in myself. During the summer, an average wake up time for me would be 2:00PM... Good times...
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Post by: Zephira on September 07, 2009, 04:32:07 am
I just had the best bacon ever. J's friend is a really good cook (and that was really good bacon).
 :kz approves
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Post by: ZombieBucky on September 07, 2009, 11:11:44 am
how was pax zephira? and did you save any good bacon for me?
i love books. big books. small books. thick books. fat books. tall books. short books. books with big words in small text. books with little words in big text. books with pictures. books with doodles in them. books with fancy lettering.

i.
love.
books.
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Post by: ZaichikArky on September 07, 2009, 04:22:59 pm
I just had the best bacon ever. J's friend is a really good cook (and that was really good bacon).
 :kz approves

Yeah, that was really good bacon. And I'm not really even a fan of bacon (I like my pig in the "ham" variety). I hope that friend opens a restaurant! He has talent. It's just too bad I couldn't make cake. I actually also had to miss that ice cream too!
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Post by: Lord J Esq on September 07, 2009, 05:26:51 pm
I stole some ice cream before I left!  :D

I'll pass along your comments to Abhra. He'll be high as pie in the sky.

You know what I love? When I'm this sick, I love being able to stay at home, rather than go to work in some brutal coal mine or face losing my job and dying of poverty (or illness), and having the luxury of hanging out in a soft, warm bed--maybe a little too warm what with my massive fever--and being able to afford some apple juice, bananas, and other simplicities that'll make the next few days a little less horrible.
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Post by: Mr Bekkler on September 08, 2009, 02:07:26 am
DVD extras. The only reason not to download.
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Post by: V_Translanka on September 08, 2009, 03:07:43 am
DVD extras. The only reason not to download.

There's ways to get those from downloads...>_> And 1/2 of all DVD extras suck.
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Post by: Thought on September 08, 2009, 10:09:12 am
The "north"-west coast of the U.S. There are few places on the continent so sublime. As I need water, as I need food, so too do I need beauty such as that.

I just had the best bacon ever. J's friend is a really good cook (and that was really good bacon).

Try Bacon Salt (http://www.baconsalt.com/). It's kosher.
Note, I'm far too afraid to try it myself, so I can't comment as to its quality.
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Post by: Lord J Esq on September 08, 2009, 03:02:08 pm
Here is the stuff in question, from the website of the same shop where we got it:

http://www.salumicuredmeats.com/products/guanciale.htm

If you're ever in Seattle, go here, brave the long line, and order a lamb prosciutto sandwich...or just a big old hunk of lamb prosciutto. =D
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Post by: kingpingu30 on September 08, 2009, 05:59:10 pm
Im absolutely loving DragonForce. They rule. And my 6th Form education is awesome.
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Post by: Truthordeal on September 08, 2009, 07:45:04 pm
Ah, are you in a 6th Form university or just the secondary school variety, pingu?
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Post by: kingpingu30 on September 08, 2009, 07:48:22 pm
A secondary school one.
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Post by: ZeaLitY on September 10, 2009, 08:28:34 am
After 6 years of half-hearted searching, I finally have the symbols on Rock Lee's ankle weights:

根性

They'll make a fine addition to 熱血.

(The first means willpower or guts. The second means hot blood or passion.)
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Post by: Thought on September 10, 2009, 10:26:39 am
I love Gutsman!

(http://freexbresse.free.fr/mmf/megaman1/robots/gutsman.gif)

...

And random word associations.

Okay, mostly random word associations.
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Post by: Truthordeal on September 10, 2009, 10:33:24 am
What about his ass? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8IiJk4Imds)
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Post by: Shee on September 10, 2009, 02:43:40 pm
I just started yet another run-thru of The Wire, without a doubt the greatest television show EVAR!

I can't get over how wonderfully written, acted, and shot it is.  Minimal soundtrack "amplifying" (in fact other than scenes when someone listening to the radio in a car and the intro/finale of each episode, I can count on one hand how many times there is a soundtrack in the show) and stunning realism (I've been lost in Pimlico before, less than fun) with an enormus cast of wonderful characters.

From the very first scene of the series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmIvu1yg3bU

Det. McNulty:  Well if Snot Boogie always stole the money, then why'd you let him play?

Young Man:  Got to man, this is America.
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