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#1327 Oct 12 2013 at 2:29 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Grindr never fails to be entertaining.
What happened?




Also, I found out one of my cats is scared of balloons, and I don't just mean scared but absolutely petrified. He's been hiding under my bed because there's a balloon on the other side of the house and every ow and then he'll come to look if it's still there before running back to his hiding spot.
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#1328 Oct 12 2013 at 2:41 AM Rating: Good
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What's arbitrary about the chain of command?


I've seen people in management positions who slept with their boss to get there. I shouldn't suffer from making my career not about my ******. Smiley: mad

Also, at this point in my life I'm likely more qualified for anything than the people I worked for in the past. Like, my degree includes the right to do chartered accounting and stuff.


In other, less depressing news, I got an e-mail from Cambridge. It wasn't what I wanted exactly, but hey, getting a reply is good at least.
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#1329 Oct 12 2013 at 5:00 AM Rating: Good
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Grindr never fails to be entertaining.
What happened?


Well, generally speaking, either I'm interested in someone who messages me, or I get some casual conversation out of it, or they make me laugh about how freaking thirsty they are.

And when I'm really lucky, they look so ridiculous that I get to just get a surprised, hearty laugh just by checking my phone.
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#1330 Oct 12 2013 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
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Pfff, I was hoping for an interesting story.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#1331 Oct 12 2013 at 7:07 AM Rating: Good
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50-something guido making duckface.
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#1332 Oct 12 2013 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
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Sounds like a real catch! Did he have the orange skin too?
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#1333 Oct 12 2013 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
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Kalivha wrote:
******.

Did you have to bring that up?

Whenever it comes up in a post, it's all I get out of the post . . .

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#1334 Oct 12 2013 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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VERY orange.

I burst out laughing when I clicked over to his picture.

Also, I woke up to angry texts from my boss today. That was peaceful.

Also, also, I got the new Pokemon game and I am excited. Smiley: grin

Also, also, also, I'm not letting myself play it until after I work out. Smiley: frown
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#1335 Oct 12 2013 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
VERY orange.

I burst out laughing when I clicked over to his picture.

Also, I woke up to angry texts from my boss today. That was peaceful.

Also, also, I got the new Pokemon game and I am excited. Smiley: grin

Also, also, also, I'm not letting myself play it until after I work out. Smiley: frown
Angry texts suck, and it's good to have a motivator for your exercise. I've got a fancy beer and the latest Avatar episode for when I finish making the first part (of 3) for a website I'm designing ready to build (everything in neatly named photoshop layers with measurements etc. 4 pages and I'm at over 100 layers).
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#1336 Oct 12 2013 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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Oh hey, I also have this entire season of LoK and AoS to watch...

I'm so not used to weekly episodes now. Smiley: lol
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#1337 Oct 12 2013 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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Good thing too, last week's episode was the first episode of the season that was good, the first 4 have mostly been disappointing story wise.
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#1338 Oct 12 2013 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
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Idk, Bolin in that water tribe outfit sounds like a pretty good story...
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#1339 Oct 12 2013 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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That was the last episode, well, last week's. I haven't seen this week's yet.
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#1340 Oct 12 2013 at 12:20 PM Rating: Good
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Varrick has been my favorite character thus far, but the season as a whole has been pretty disappointing. And it's not like I didn't give it a chance. There's this huge gulf between Last Airbender and Legend of Korra.
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#1341 Oct 12 2013 at 12:25 PM Rating: Good
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Season 1 of Korra was entertaining, if rushed. Season two so far has been disappointing but maybe if they kill off Unalaq soon and push Mako to the background the series could be saved.
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#1342 Oct 12 2013 at 12:36 PM Rating: Good
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God I'm hating Mako, but I guess it's tough being the Avatar's ex-boyfriend.
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#1343 Oct 12 2013 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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He's just such a shallow character. Almost as bad as Unalaq.


And Korra is like Zuko without Iroh.
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#1344 Oct 12 2013 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Somehow I completely missed that they rebooted Hunter X Hunter 2 years ago. 99 Episodes to watch now, just hope they're good.

If anyone's watched it, how does it compare to the original?

Edited, Oct 12th 2013 9:33pm by Aethien
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#1345 Oct 12 2013 at 3:39 PM Rating: Good
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I can't watch that show yet Smiley: frown

On working out: Swam nearly 1.5 miles (2.3km) today. Then I had a 1100kcal lunch. Smiley: lol
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#1346 Oct 13 2013 at 3:46 AM Rating: Good
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I'll let you know which one is better then. Although the rebooted version is in 720 and 1080p so that's one advantage. It's also supposed to go into the (very brutal) arc from the manga that the original Anime missed due to the.. euh... erratic release schedule of the manga.
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#1347 Oct 13 2013 at 6:17 AM Rating: Good
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@Aeth,

You wanted to know what was different about this Pokemon game. I'm not far in yet, but there are some significant things I've noticed. The game has some of the best polish on its small details I've seen in a long time.

The general formula (Catch pokemon, train pokemon, beat other trainers) IS the same. But the small details are really, really nice.

For instance, in all the games your early options for Pokemon include a normal/flying Bird, some kind of mammal-based normal pokemon, and a worm-ish pokemon. XY does, too, and then they also tossed into that same route another option for each of those types from earlier generations. So right off the bat, you get to start making actual decisions about your party. And if this trend continues, it'll mean you don't always feel like you need to use <insert pokemon> because it offers new type coverage. Even then, you'll get to choose.

And then in the first forest, they add Caterpie (and the second stage caccoon pokemon), plus Pansage and Panpour (and possibly Pansear - haven't found it yet), which are elemental monkey pokemon. So now I have a grass type, and if I started with Fennekin I'd have all three starter types. Plus, you can get a Pikachu here (though it's a spawn rate akin to the original red/blue, but the pokedex says it's the only place to get one, so **** it all I'm going to).

Every other game spoon feeds you the pokemon, because they really want to focus on their new set. This game seems to be saying "***** that, let's give this is a pokemon game, give them a crap ton of pokemon).

And it's awesome.

They also gave happiness a bigger effect in this game. Now, it can actually influence your pokemon's performance in battle, with a happy pokemon more likely to shrug off status ailments, hit the mob, etc. So there's reason to care about and invest in your team even along the way. And you get to raise happiness using the Poke-Amie minigame. At its basic level, it's sort of like a reduced Nintendogs. Then there's minigames you can play with them that also buff their happiness stats.

And the world is more alive and playful than ever before. I turned on a television, and it was a racing story about two pokemon - a Ryhorn and a Kadabra. The Ryhorn ran full-out, but the Kadabra didn't move... until he teleported past the finish line just before Ryhorn could cross. Which enraged Ryhorn so much he started rushing at the crowd. Smiley: lol

And, obviously, updated graphics. Considering just how huge that shift was, it's definitely felt. The greater range of movement, the new camera angle, the more dynamic pokemon movements in battle (using Pound on my Froakie actually has him jumping forward and pounding).

So, it all adds up.

I didn't bother getting Black/White 2. But so far, I'm happy with XY.
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#1348 Oct 13 2013 at 6:29 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
The general formula (Catch pokemon, train pokemon, beat other trainers) IS the same.
That was kind of my point. The story is also pretty much identical as far as I know.
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#1349 Oct 13 2013 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
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Surprisingly, no.

The gameplay formula (find pokemon, catch pokemon, fight pokemon) is the same. And there are the gyms and such. But since Black/White they've put a very heavy emphasis on the story content, with gyms largely irrelevant to this.

Black/White had a story about an organization that was, allegedly, trying to free all pokemon from being enslaved by trainers, and their "leader" was someone who had a special gift for communicating with Pokemon. But the actual leaders of the organization (his advisors) were just using him to gain the foothold they needed to go after the legendaries for their own purposes of domination. So you were, y'know, stopping them. Then they set the second game in the same region, in the aftermath of that.

Don't know how well they did with the second, because I didn't play it.

But, yeah, the whole "YOU MUST DEFEAT THE ELITE FOUR!!!" story hasn't been a main plot line since the DS. Elite Four is still there, as are gyms. You still fight them. But now they're just boss battles that show gradated progress, not the actual story content.

I don't know what the story is in XY, because I'm too early for that, and never cared to spoil anything beforehand. But they've put a surprising amount of time into developing the supporting cast, and I'm still pretty early. But yeah, it feels WAY more like an RPG than any previous title at this point.

And they've spent most of their time since Black/White really talking about ways they wanted to prioritize the storytelling in the games.

And it's clearly why they've put so much effort into the feeling of team building in this game. They want you to interact with your Pokemon directly, in a way that's just about increasing the "bond" with them, because they really want the players to feel like a Pokemon trainer going on this journey.

Of course, like any RPG, the story probably won't last until cap. If you are interested in competitive battling, it's the fun stuff you do while you get there. But it seems like Nintendo is remembering that a lot of people aren't interested in competitive battling and, therefore, they need it to be a full game without that.
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#1350 Oct 13 2013 at 7:43 AM Rating: Good
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Huh, well, maybe I should get an emulator for the 3DS and Pokemon Black or X/Y then.


Edit: Also, Rumours is a brilliant album.




Also also, I hope the neighbors don't mid my awful singing/shouting along to Go Your Own Way...

Edited, Oct 13th 2013 3:46pm by Aethien
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#1351 Oct 13 2013 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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Edit: Also, Rumours is a brilliant album.

That's some 1970s ***** right there Mac.

Have you listened to their prior album, Fleetwood Mac? Stevie Nicks' voice on Landslide is beautiful. I could listen to that song over and over. It has so much . . . anyway.

That entire album is great. The incessant beat on Rhiannon, Christine McVie's voice on Warm Ways. Just some great music.

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