Dark Souls Impressions - The FINAL Update

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>priskilla
how the fuck else would you presume to say it based on its spelling


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Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
>priskilla
how the fuck else would you presume to say it based on its spelling
Prisilla?


 
 
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>priskilla
how the fuck else would you presume to say it based on its spelling
Well, you don't say suskeptible, conskious, condeskending, diskipline and so on either. There's probably a rule on when it's a soft or hard c (like in discrimination) but it's pretty unintuitive to pronounce it as priskilla.


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>priskilla
how the fuck else would you presume to say it based on its spelling
Well, you don't say suskeptible, conskious, condeskending, diskipline and so on either. There's probably a rule on when it's a soft or hard c (like in discrimination) but it's pretty unintuitive to pronounce it as priskilla.
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
HOW WILL VERBATIM EVER RECOVER FROM THIS


 
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>priskilla
how the fuck else would you presume to say it based on its spelling
Well, you don't say suskeptible, conskious, condeskending, diskipline and so on either. There's probably a rule on when it's a soft or hard c (like in discrimination) but it's pretty unintuitive to pronounce it as priskilla.
no it isn't


 
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HOW WILL VERBATIM EVER RECOVER FROM THIS
like that 😴


 
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ironically funnily enough, priscilla carries a bigass SCYTHE, which a lot of people pronounce with a hard C as well, even though it's not supposed to be—same with words like scimitar, it's usually archaic weapons in video games that you don't generally say aloud anymore

so i wouldn't at all call it "unintuitive" when it appears to be such a common mistake (priskilla also happens to roll off the tongue more, so that doesn't help)

also i just wanted to point out how bad of an example "conscience" is
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
ironically funnily enough, priscilla carries a bigass SCYTHE, which a lot of people pronounce with a hard C as well, even though it's not supposed to be—same with words like scimitar, it's usually archaic weapons in video games that you don't generally say aloud anymore

so i wouldn't at all call it "unintuitive" when it appears to be such a common mistake (priskilla also happens to roll off the tongue more, so that doesn't help)

also i just wanted to point out how bad of an example "conscience" is
OH NO NO NO😂😂😂😂😂


 
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ironically funnily enough, priscilla carries a bigass SCYTHE, which a lot of people pronounce with a hard C as well, even though it's not supposed to be—same with words like scimitar, it's usually archaic weapons in video games that you don't generally say aloud anymore

so i wouldn't at all call it "unintuitive" when it appears to be such a common mistake (priskilla also happens to roll off the tongue more, so that doesn't help)

also i just wanted to point out how bad of an example "conscience" is
OH NO NO NO😂😂😂😂😂
oh yes yes yes 😏

also, most of these words are latin-derived, where they were indeed pronounced with a hard "C," so i'm basically right in several dimensions of reality—because guess what the name Priscilla was adopted from

i mean how stupid would it sound if you pronounced "Principia" as "prinsipia"

i bet you don't even know what that is
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another funny thing to point out is that "priscus," the latin word to which Priscilla is rooted (also pronounced with a hard C) means "old-fashioned"

so you could say i'm using the priscus pronunciation

but certainly not the wrong one
Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 09:27:28 AM by Verbatim


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
We're not speaking Latin 😝


 
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We're not speaking Latin 😝
so if i pronounced the Ls in "tortilla" as they would be in english, it's okay because i'm not speaking spanish


 
 
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You're very defensive when it comes to being wrong about language stuff. I know you care about it a lot but there's nothing wrong with making a mistake here and there Verb. Learn and move on, no need for all this defensive stuff.


 
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You're very defensive when it comes to being wrong about language stuff. I know you care about it a lot but there's nothing wrong with making a mistake here and there Verb. Learn and move on, no need for all this defensive stuff.
only i'm not wrong in literally any way, and it didn't take much effort to prove it

you learned latin (apparently) so you should already know i'm right without even having to say anything
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You're very defensive when it comes to being wrong about language stuff. I know you care about it a lot but there's nothing wrong with making a mistake here and there Verb. Learn and move on, no need for all this defensive stuff.
only i'm not wrong in literally any way, and it didn't take much effort to prove it

you learned latin (apparently) so you should already know i'm right without even having to say anything
Now you're just being dumb for the sake of it. Just because a word has roots in a different language doesn't mean it's pronounced the same way in English. Remember the whole conversation about your name? How adamant you were about it being ver-bay-tim, not ver-buh-tim? The English word verbatim also came from Latin (verbum, "word" and -atim, meaning word by word). And since you're so big on language, I assume you know that "a" being pronounced as "ay" is a very English thing that does not exist in languages like Dutch, German, French and Latin. So if you're actually interested in any sort of logical consistency here, you'd pronounce your name ver-buh-tim too.

But you're not interested in that. You're just defensive because you were wrong on something you're sensitive about. A quick google search of "priscilla english pronunciation" gives you literally hundreds of results (interesting link indexing great speakers using it in normal sentences rather than randoms recording themselves) pronouncing it the longstanding and correct way: "prisilla". Come on now.


 
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Now you're just being dumb for the sake of it. Just because a word has roots in a different language doesn't mean it's pronounced the same way in English, either. Remember the whole conversation about your name? How adamant you were about it being ver-bay-tim, not ver-buh-tim? The English word verbatim also came from Latin (verbum, "word" and -atim, meaning word by word). And since you're so big on language, I assume you know that "a" being pronounced as "ay" is a very English thing that does not exist in languages like Dutch, German, French and Latin. So if you're actually interested in any sort of logical consistency here, you'd pronounce your name ver-buh-tim too.
it's simply a matter of what sounds good and natural

"priskilla" sounds good, natural, and rolls off the tongue, whereas "ver-buh-tim" sounds retarded, it's as simple as that

it may not be the most academic approach, but it's the approach that more often than not dictates how the entire language functions—when the creators of the .gif extension insisted on a soft G, we told them fuck you and continued using the hard G, because it's sensible

the correct pronunciation doesn't always win, though, as is unfortunately the case with Priscilla

and also, if you were going for the latin pronunciation of "verbatim," there would be no "uh" sound—there would be an "ah" sound, so you're not even right about that
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But you're not interested in that. You're just defensive because you were wrong on something you're sensitive about. A quick google search of "priscilla english pronunciation" gives you literally hundreds of results (interesting link indexing great speakers using it in normal sentences rather than randoms recording themselves) pronouncing it the longstanding and correct way: "prisilla". Come on now.
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the correct pronunciation doesn't always win, though, as is unfortunately the case with Priscilla
Great. Thanks for admitting that your opinion is the one that - for good reason because priskilla just sounds bad - lost hundreds of years ago and isn't used, accepted or considered correct in any way, shape or form by virtually all English speakers or the standards of the language. Nothing more needs to be said. This is like me saying that we should pronounce your name as yah-cob instead of jay-cob and that every single other English speaker other than me is wrong just because it's closer to the original word in Hebrew and because it sounds better and more natural in my own opinion. We both know you're just being contrarian and grasping at straws because you feel defensive over being wrong. You're not one to admit it and correct yourself though, so I'm going to leave it at this.

And no, there's absolutely nothing fallacious in showing you how people who speak the language properly actually pronounce a particular word correctly. There's standards in every language and violating or deviating from them isn't suddenly correct just because you feel it rolls of the tongue easier.


 
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the correct pronunciation doesn't always win, though, as is unfortunately the case with Priscilla
Great. Thanks for admitting that your opinion is the one that - for good reason because priskilla just sounds bad - lost hundreds of years ago and isn't used, accepted or considered correct in any way, shape or form by virtually all English speakers or the standards of the language.
https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/bandwagon

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Nothing more needs to be said. This is like me saying that we should pronounce your name as yah-cob instead of jay-cob and that every single other English speaker other than me is wrong just because it's closer to the original word in Hebrew and because it sounds better and more natural in my own opinion.
there is no flaw in this logic

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And no, there's absolutely nothing fallacious in showing you how people who speak the language properly actually pronounce a particular word correctly. There's standards in every language and violating or deviating from them isn't suddenly correct just because you feel it rolls of the tongue easier.
it's a very classic example of a fallacy, and no, that's actually exactly how it works

i was checking if the word "scent" was actually pronounced "skent" in the past, and it wasn't—it was always pronounced basically the same; the only difference is that it didn't have a C—the C was added later for no documented reason, because language changes, and the only way languages change is if people change it

so if i'm gonna have to be the person to help bring back the correct way of pronouncing certain words and names, that's a hill i'm willing to die on

you literally don't know the first thing about this at all, i would suggest stopping
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so if i'm gonna have to be the person to help bring back the correct way of pronouncing certain words and names, that's a hill i'm willing to die on
Luvvely. This dedi-cah-tion to original words and nahm-s is why you're my best freend, Yahkob. I traust we will now both start calling you Ver-bah-tim. Don't forget to take a pic-toohr of this so you can ray-member it in the futoohr.

LINGUISTS RISE UP. LITERALLY SPEAK 4 TIMES AS MANY LANGUAGES AS VERB AND STUDIED 6 YEARS OF LATIN BUT DON'T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT THIS STUFF AT ALL.

(ok now I'm really done, toodles)
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(ok now I'm really done, toodles)
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we are but moments away


 
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Update reposted on the next page

<- Previous update: Painted by the Numbers


Recap:
- Found Ash Lake
- Found the Painted World
- Spared Priscilla

Current missions:
- Beat the game



Before we wrap this shit up, let's take a final look at my stats and inventory:



Honestly, things haven't changed too much from the beginning of the playthrough in the items department. The Wanderer class wound up having the coolest looking clothes in the game, and I never really found any armor I liked more, so I decided to stick with them for the whole game.

The Winged Spear has been my weapon of choice since I found it in the graveyard, and I'm extremely comfortable with it. I've tried many other different weapon types, and nothing comes to me quite as naturally as the spear does. Coupled with an Eagle Shield, the ability to attack while blocking has been invaluable to me across the entire journey and I'm not sure how I would've fared without it. No other weapons are as fun or as satisfying to use.

Rather than using my greatshield, however, I'm bringing back an old friend of mine—the Grass Crest Shield. It doesn't synergize with my spear quite as well as a greatshield would, but it's the first shield I ever decided to stick with for any length of time, plus it unlocks a particular ability that I've rarely had access to, which wound up being very important during the final fight. It also produces a cool green aura, signifying its stamina-boosting powers. It's my favorite.

I have the Ring of F&P because it's about time. I planned to bust it out for the final fight, and I'm following through. There's no real reason not to just go for it—I don't really plan on doing any NG+ stuff, except maybe to get the platinum trophy down the line. But at that point, I'll just be able to pick up a second one anyway, so it doesn't matter.



My build from the start was constructed naturally without looking anything up—Vitality, Endurance, and Dexterity with enough Intelligence to use certain spells, enough Attunement to use up to three spells, and enough Strength to wield certain weapons. Pyromancy was my choice of magic, because it doesn't really require any extraneous stat investments other than Attunement, and because pyromancy spells are fucking sick. Power Within is my bread-and-butter spell for bosses—I've slaughtered many a foe with its help. Fire Orb is situationally useful, and Fire Surge is a new spell I've only limited experience using, but it seems powerful.

That's about all, I think. Oh wait, one more thing—Darkmoon Blades for life; the guilty pay the price.

All right, now I'm done. This is the final boss video.



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And now begins the part where I go back and read all the spoiler tags in this thread that I couldn't read before.


 
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Anyway. I'm done arguing about something this pointless. I will once you actually have a better understanding of everything, rather than repeating the same argument 5 times over.
Beat the game, so i think that qualifies as having a better understanding of everything

my opinions on invasions and MP haven't changed one bit, and in fact, i've only doubled down since then

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