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General Discussion / The "Where you're coming from" thread.
« on: May 21, 2008, 11:49:58 pm »
There are quite a few threads already where members of the Compendium post pictures of themselves; thing is, they haven't always been mighty pirate-looking people, rockstar look-a-likes and respectable men with a scholarly demeanor. The purpose of this thread is for Compendium members to post pictures of when they were but little, shamelessly annoying brats.

The inspiration for this thread came from when I was looking into an old album, and found a picture that resembles another one of myself, like, fifteen years older, which I think I've already posted in one of those picture threads. So I scanned it, put them side by side and guess what, I look basically the freaking same.

If you wanna make a before/after like myself, go for it. I can only wonder what did his Lordship, Jay The Tomay-To look like as a little green bulb, or where Krispin's Piratish-Otaconess comes from.

Also, it might be a good place for people who like to be mysterious around the forums (I'm looking right at you, ZealitY), to post a picture of their tiny selves.

Lately what time I have left to use the PC I've been using mostly to play Call of Duty 4 and Unreal Tournament 3 on the net. It's ironic how the COD4 community is much, and I mean MUCH larger than UT3's, considering how much online tradition UT has.

I've been also playing a bit of The Witcher, Command & Conquer 3, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and DiRT.

The games I'm looking forward the most are Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry 4, Alone in the Dark and Tomb Raider Underworld for the PC. I also want to check C&C3: Kane's Wrath, Bionic Commando (whenever it comes out) and Mirror's Edge (whenever it comes out as well).

General Discussion / Some help with English, yes?
« on: December 01, 2007, 09:52:05 am »
Hey. I have made an English version of a short text I wrote for college, which the objective is to be as much of a breeze to read as possible.

As my English is far from what I'd call "Hey, that's a nice English you got there", I was thinking if some of the crazy-ly literate native English-speaking Compendium users could give me a hand on what I should modify.

Well, here's the thing:

Vicious Circle

      I go to school by subway. Every day, I get on the 6 a.m. train and everyday she did so as well. Going back home, by noon, she was always there, too.
      I used to ask myself who that pretty girl who always sat alone in the back seat was and why she always had that same sad expression in her face. She was very pretty, with long black hair and green eyes, and had this smart air about her, always carrying a variety books. I saw her every day and I kept thinking to myself that maybe she had problems at home or perhaps some kind of difficulty in making friends or even that she might be sick.
      I had this impression that, from time to time, she would stare back at me, when I'd instinctively give her a warm yet directionless smile. And there she stayed, by herself, with her melancholy expression intriguing me more and more each day.
      I had thought about talking to her but I couldn’t, either because I didn’t want to bother her or because I was afraid of not knowing how to act in case she started crying, for crying was one of the only things I could imagine her doing. Her expression wasn’t just melancholic, it was the exact same expression people make seconds before they start crying.
      After a while, that situation started to bother me. I knew it was mainly curiosity that I felt - after all it’s hard for people to sincerely worry about someone who they don’t know, even if this someone seems to keep all the sadness of the world behind her eyes, including your own. Still, I remained silent. That bothersome sensation made me stop smiling to her.
      One day I got on the subway, and it was more crowded than usual. I looked at the back of the train and didn’t see the girl. It then occurred that the train stopped abruptly due to some mechanical defect, staying still for a while. I had my eyes fixed in the clouded sky at the other side of the window, when I felt someone hit my back. I turned around and recognized her face right away. It was the girl of the back seat.
      She looked at me, gave me a brief smile, and apologized. It was the first time I saw her smiling and, somehow, that smile ended the bad sensation I had been having when I looked at her. I told her it was no problem and, without me noticing, we started talking. “Couldn’t find an empty seat, huh?” She looked at me, and replied “Yeah. There’s more people than usual, in the train.”
      After those quick words, we kept silent. A few seconds later, a message came from the train speakers: “We apologize for the inconvenience. There’s a small problem in the train’s engine. We will be solving it and continuing our ride in a few moments”.
      After the message, the silence between the girl and I remained for a while, then she continued, “You always catch this train, don’t you?”. The fact that the girl, who seemed so shy and introspective, was talking to me like that was kind of unexpected.
      I answered, “Yeah. You do too, don’t you?” She nodded and kept going, “Yeah, I always see you here.” We kept talking and I saw we had a lot in common. After a half hour or so, the train started running again and by then the moments of silence between us were more pleasant. It was then that I noticed that the girl was looking at me with an expression of someone who wants to ask something. More curious than ever, I promptly replied with an expression of someone who wants to answer something.
      She asked me, “I don’t know you very well, and I know I’m being nosy, but... It’s just that I’m very curious about it. You always seemed to be happy and smiling but for a while now you always have this serious face” – And she kept going with a friendly smile, which passed me an air of genuine worry – “I’m sorry, again, for being nosy, but, you know, did something happen to you?”.
      That caught me completely by surprise. Apparently she was less shy than myself. I tried to think of a satisfactory answer, maybe witty and unexpected, but such an answer didn’t come to mind. I wanted to tell her how curious I was, too, about her sad expression - but I couldn’t. All I could say was, “Oh, nothing special. Just stuff that happens, you know.” She gave me a look of one who notices the evasion, yet prefers not to continue on the subject, out of respect.
      We remained in silence for a few more minutes during which I worked on the idea of opening myself to her. When I finally felt I could ask her what I wanted to ask for so long, she started talking again “Well, I stay in the next station, as you should remember” – I got a red face and she continued – “I’m happy to have met you. I hope someday we get to talk again. Goodbye”.
      My jaw dropped and I couldn’t say “bye.” I didn’t understand what she meant by “I hope someday we get to talk again”. “We’ll talk again tomorrow”, I thought.
      The other day, when the train arrived at the station where she should have caught it, I waited for her but she didn’t show up. That intrigued me and her words of obvious meaning struck me head on. She had moved, gone away, whatever it was that wouldn’t allow us to see each other anymore. I sat in the back seat with a sad expression of one who was defeated by shyness, uneasiness, or whatever it was that didn’t allow me to say what I should have said. Never again did I see her and from that day onwards I started sitting in the same back seat she used to sit in.
      For a few days now, I always see a girl standing next to the train doors, who, from time to time, exchanges looks with me, and gives me a shy smile.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Damn, I just noticed the four first paragraphs start with a freakin "I". No idea how to change that, though.

General Discussion / Where to go in NY
« on: September 06, 2007, 05:38:01 pm »

Could someone tell me of some bars and pubs that are not overly expensive (where you'd spend around 20~30 bucks per person) to go in NY city?

Also, does anyone know of websites where I can see what concerts/gigs/shows in general/basketball/hockey games will be happening there during the period of Dec. 10th-16th, with prices and such?

Thanks in advance.

General Discussion / CTU credits song
« on: July 15, 2007, 09:07:43 pm »
Would anyone happen to have the song that plays during the credits of CTU's latest episodes in mp3 format?

If so, would such person host it and post the download link here?

General Discussion / Vagrant Story Ultimania translated!
« on: February 28, 2007, 04:24:44 pm »
Don't know if many people knew of this, but I found a site which has a part of Vagrant Story Ultimania translated to English.

Here's the link:

Go to the bottom of the page and you'll find it.

VS fans should love it! =D

General Discussion / Top funniest Compendium topics!
« on: February 22, 2007, 01:20:40 pm »
Well, here was I in a boring afternoon at work, when I suddenly, while browsing the Compendium, felt an urge to look for some Bizzarro&Funnietm topics in order to entertain myself.

Fortune, then, smiled at me, and in a burst of fiorenscics skill I found this:

While reading through all the shitty blabbering, the oh-so-serious and not-so-serious advices and the hilarious comments such as Hadriel's I started having spasms of pseudo-laugh, and since then my boss has been staring at me as if he wanted to throw me out of the window.

FINALLY, I arrived at the conclusion of that this topic is the absolute funniest topic I've ever laid my eyes on, here at the Compendium.

So, now the question that matters: What is your number one funny/bizarre Compendium topic?

General Discussion / Rock Lee stuff
« on: November 09, 2006, 11:36:18 pm »
Well, I was messing around at my PC and found these random Rock Lee gifs... Thought maybe ZealitY would like to make something out of them, hah *shrugs*

General Discussion / Your Chrono Trigger & Cross Favourites Profile!
« on: November 08, 2006, 02:56:59 pm »
Like this:


Playable character: Crono
Time period: 12.000 BC
Location: Zeal
Boss: Magus
NPC: Fritz
Guru: Gaspar
Element: Lightning
Tech: X Strike
Magic: Luminaire
Weapon: Masamune II
Music: Time Circuits


Playable character: Harle
Dimension: Home
Location: Chronopolis
Boss: Dario
NPC: Belthasar
Color: Black
Element: ForeverZero
Weapon: Mastermune
Music: Time's Scar

If you have any other item you wanna put, just do it =]

General Discussion / Final Fantasy XII
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:03:07 pm »
Hooooooooooowliest of all goddamn CRAPS!!111!1!1!!!!

Anyone else playing FFXII?!

Geez, seriously, I have some SERIOUS impression that once I finish it it's gonna become my ABSOLUTE favourite FF. More than VII, more than IV.

This game is just magnificent! Wonderful! Beautiful! AAAAAnd, nostalgic as hell, for you Vagrant Story lovers ><!!

General Discussion / Okami
« on: October 04, 2006, 01:05:53 am »
Wow, what a game!

Anyone else here at the compendium playing it?

It's one of the most inspired games I've ever laid my hands on... It feels like a wonderful, surreal work of art with which you can interact in the most distinguished and fun ways. It is probably the most graphically beautiful PS2 game to date (as well as the most beautiful cel-shaded game on any platform), which should also mean it's the greatest graphical feast to ever come out for the already starting to fade PS2.

The whole magical brush concept is simply genious and brings things to a level of interaction that is rarely seen around at console games, and it is amazing how all the little interesting touches the game throws at you fit perfectly with the fast-paced gameplay.

It is hard to believe that a game based on Japanese myth where you control a wolf can be such a superb experience. A masterpiece I say!  :lee:

General Discussion / Playstation Emulator
« on: July 22, 2006, 10:01:42 pm »
If anyone would kindly PM me the url of a site where I can download a good PS Emulator I'd be grateful =]

General Discussion / Legacy of Kain series
« on: July 21, 2006, 12:50:17 pm »
So, does anybody else like the Legacy of Kain games?

I've started playing LoK: Defiance yesterday, and from the little I played the game seems to be quite good... The only thing I didn't like was that f*** hovering camera which screws your jumps... But as for the story and the fast paced gameplay it seems that this game is promising... Curious thing I took so long to play it since I like Soul Reaver and Soul Reaver 2 so much...

Still have to get my hands on Blood Omen 2 >.>

(Oh, and BTW, does anyone know if Soul Reaver 2 has an incompatibility with Ge-Force video cards? I tried to run the game with a Ge-Force FX5500 and it got all messed up, like the screen went purple and then black and kept that way... :/)

General Discussion / Kingdom Hearts II
« on: July 07, 2006, 11:03:29 pm »
Finally finished it!! Geez, what an awesome game! If I'd remake my list of favourite PS2 games it'd certainly be around top 5. Wonderful story and characters :D

Well, the actual reason that I'm making this topic is to ask someone who knows it (well, that's sorta obvious  8) ) if the FMV that appears after all the credits roll and which shows Sora, Kairi and Riku receiving King Mickey's letter is the "secret movie" you get once you complete Jiminy's Journal or beat the game in proud mode?

Thanks in advance.

(BTW, does anyone know the name of the game's theme song?)

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