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Gaming / Re: Game collecting
« on: July 14, 2019, 03:44:28 PM »
Found Mario Party 2 just lying around the house. I thought we didn't have this one, but I guess we do. That means I have every numbered Mario Party game up to 8, and that makes 103 N64 games.

Serious / Re: Good god what a fucking nightmare of an era
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:53:13 PM »
How does being banned on YouTube violate your rights

you have no rights on their platform lmao
Youtube and google should be considered a public utility.
I didn't know you were also retarded
you DIDN'T KNOW that genghis khan is retarded

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 4
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:09:37 AM »
I personally prefer Better Call Saul but it's a much slower burn than Breaking Bad.

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 4
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:12:24 AM »
So I just finished the show. The final season definitely gets another 8/10.

What can I really say about the finale? It's basically perfect—almost too perfect, considering how it all kinda plays out very smoothly and almost exactly how the audience would've wanted. Walt finally insured his family and killed everyone he needed to kill, and Jesse is free now (even though he has nothing, no one to return to anymore, the poor guy).

If the other 61 episodes were set in stone, this was the happiest possible ending that could realistically be written, and that's kinda what makes it feel a little jarring to me. One of the big themes of the show has always been that revenge, especially revenge killing, is messy, and it doesn't ever work out exactly the way you want it to, which is true to life, and a big part of what makes the show cool and appealing.

The finale, however, betrays this notion somewhat by giving us some satisfying poetry, when nothing is ever that satisfying or poetic in the real world. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, or that the finale outright sucked because of it—I'm just saying that it was a little transparent, and enough to take me out of an otherwise impressively immersive show.

On the whole, based on my ratings for the individual seasons (a 6/10, two 7/10s, and two 8/10s) I'd have to give the entire show a high 7/10 to a low 8/10. By far, the best thing about the show is how three-dimensional the characters are, and how well the actors were able to portray them. Each and every character lives and breathes like a real person, and the absence of any clear-cut "good guys" or "bad guys" adds to this realism. I'll love a character for one episode, and despise them in the next. Then I'll like them again, then hate them again, over and over until I don't know what to think anymore. That was definitely the most fun part.

I think my favorite episode has to be "Crawl Space." That's the one where Gus threatens to kill Walt's family, and Walt has a mental breakdown after he finds out about his missing drug money. Cranston's acting is fucking amazing, and the bird's eye shot of him going insane in his crawl space as the camera slowly zooms out is gonna be stuck with me forever.

If someone were to tell me that this show was their personal favorite, I wouldn't blame them. It's certainly one of mine. However, I still can't help but feel that the amount of praise this show has gotten is a little overblown. While it's an undeniably good show, I still think it takes way too long for it to become REALLY good for me to be able to understand why this is touted as the best show ever.

To me, it's just a good story told very well. It never really does anything exceptional, and that's why I can't budge my score higher.

In fact, knowing that this show is considered to be the best by so many kinda discourages me from ever wanting to watch any other show. If I consider Breaking Bad, the greatest show of all time, to be "good but not exceptional," that doesn't exactly bode well for any other show in existence, does it?

I might try Better Call Saul, and I'm definitely interested in this "Greenbrier" film that's being made about Jesse later, but I don't know. In general, my overall opinion of TV shows as a medium hasn't really changed. I'd still rather just stick to movies, with their three-act structures and their ability to be finished in 2 hours.

Serious / Re: Good god what a fucking nightmare of an era
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:01:40 AM »
r/the_donald got shut down
did it actually?
just quarantined

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 4
« on: July 10, 2019, 05:09:17 PM »
Gotta say, that was such a shitty master plan. So many variables that could have gone awry but didn't because the plot demanded it.

Pedestrian level writing tbh.
i'm still trying to figure out how jessi put together that he actually did it in the end

like it's fair to be suspicious, but

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 2
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:58:06 PM »
walt became truly irredeemable and a total monster in that episode you dumb sack of shit
and just because i'm at a point where i can correct you:

the ACTUAL point where this happens is when
he poisons that little kid and lies about it as a chess move

Serious / Re: Good god what a fucking nightmare of an era
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:26:35 PM »
It's not "the left" that's the issue. It's collectivist ideology and tribalism that is driving the balkanization of society. Most people on the left aren't much different from how they were a decade ago. It's just that the fringes are the ones who speak the loudest and in this era of social media dominance, their message is amplified to an extreme degree compared to the past.
there's no such thing as a leftist who is too extreme
Ana Kasparian
she's basically a far right conservative relative to where a baseline intelligent person should be

The Flood / Re: I won't be joining you all when Sep7 3.0 is out
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »
Yeah it's almost like holidays are inherently meaningless, and any holiday you make is valid!
that means all holidays are invalid, you vacuous husk

The Flood / Re: I won't be joining you all when Sep7 3.0 is out
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:14:52 PM »
Me and you were never cool and I don't know where you came up with this fantasy of me being your friend as I would be embarrassed to be affiliated with anything associated with you.

I don't even know how you found me on discord since I'm not a part of any server with you. Also, saying "happy bungie day" to someone completely out of the blue like that is not a good way to start a conversation.
it's like he actually thinks it's a real holiday that everyone celebrates

The Flood / Re: Mulan Live Action Trailer
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:31:15 AM »
LOL what was that about Disney remakes being dumb/pointless/unnecessary? This looks so damn good!
they showed us absolutely nothing in this trailer, because it's just a teaser

like your head, it was completely empty

Gaming / Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield - GOTTA CATCH... some of 'em
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:32:30 PM »

- It's not the most creative design, but Alcremie is still adorable, and I'd use one over Slurpuff any day.
- We've known about Yamper since E3, and my opinion on it has decreased a bit on the basis that I don't really like dogs, let alone meme dogs like corgis. I don't hate him, but he's not doing anything for me, and definitely won't be finding a spot on my team. Ball Fetch is a pretty cute Ability, though.
- Rolycoly is literally just a pile of coal, so it's not terribly interesting, but its Steam Engine Ability seems cool, and I'm sure whatever it evolves into is gonna be sick.
- Duraludon looks pretty dumb to me, but I can't hate on it too much. It's definitely creative, and it appears to have interesting animations, so maybe it'll grow on me.

If I had to rank them right now, here's how it'd go:

1. Corviknight
2. Drednaw
3. Alcremie
4. Eldegoss
5. Wooloo
6. Scorbunny
7. Gossifleur
8. Duraludon
9. Rolycoly
10. Grookey
11. Sobble
12. Yamper
13. Zacian
14. Zamazenta

Those "high quality" animations are on full display in this trailer. Honestly, I'm finding it easier and easier to accept Dexit every day to the point where I really just couldn't give a fuck at all anymore, but at the same time, I'm also growing less and less convinced that it needed to happen in the first place.

Gym leader music sounds awesome.

Chairman Rose/Oleana look pretty obviously evil to me, but I guess we'll have to see.

I strongly dislike the idea of exclusive gym leaders, but whatever. Bea and Allister look just as cool as each other, so it doesn't exactly help me pick between the two games.

Gigantamaxing confirms a 4chan leak, so that's interesting in and of itself, but the mechanic is a welcome one. Alcremie's looked the best; the other two looked kinda dumb. We'll see where this one goes.

The Flood / Re: Mulan Live Action Trailer
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:23:57 PM »
it's just a teaser, so they're not gonna show us anything that would piss anyone off just yet

it'll ride on how they handle mushu

Serious / Re: Good god what a fucking nightmare of an era
« on: July 07, 2019, 10:28:45 PM »
You're a fucking moron.

Serious / Re: Circumcision needs to be banned
« on: July 07, 2019, 09:48:41 PM »
It also doesn't benefit males in any possible way. Prove me wrong.
I agree with you. Its fucking unnecessary. That kind of shit should be left up to the dude to decide if he wants to cut a piece of his own dick off at 18, not at infancy.
Except almost nobody is going to choose to get circumcised when they're an adult.

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 4
« on: July 07, 2019, 06:15:29 PM »
so i finished the first half of season 5, which is split into two parts for some reason

i'll hold off on my opinions until i finish, but for now i'll just say that i'm enjoying it

Gaming / Re: What fighting games have you played?
« on: July 06, 2019, 10:05:02 PM »
Street Fighter III 3rd Impact

: (
gotta get the best fighting game of all time right

unless that was an eva reference, in which case all is forgiven

Gaming / Re: What fighting games have you played?
« on: July 06, 2019, 08:36:37 PM »
Street Fighter III 3rd Impact


Gaming / Re: Super Smash Brothers
« on: July 06, 2019, 12:16:01 PM »

Red = main squeezes
Blue = it's complicated; i wouldn't call them "secondaries" per se, because i haven't been as faithful to them as i promised, but i can't really think of anyone else that fits

Sheik is a sad story. We had a fling in Smash 4, and it was honestly looking pretty great for us, but I had to dump her after I found out she'd relapsed on her G-tier habits from the Brawl-era. It's different with Puff—she's only ever been good in one Smash game, and everyone hated her for it, so I'm more willing to support her because of those fucked up circumstances. Sheik just doesn't have an excuse. I don't have more time to waste with these G-tier junkies who can't get a kill.

Link and I tried working something out last winter, but he's too high maintenance, and I'm just a broke college student, so I had to let him know it wasn't gonna work out. Any character that needs to do weird shit to recover optimally is just not something I'm willing to put up with. It's a deal breaker.

Lucario and I had a good run, but after being a part of my life since Brawl, we decided it would be best for us to part ways. There's no hard feelings—we decided one day that things were starting to get cold between us. His combos just felt weirder, and not like how they used to. At one point it got heated, and he accused me of only liking him because of his aura (which I told him wasn't true at all, but if I'm being honest with myself, he's kinda right). We decided to "take a break, see other people," and after a while, we discovered that we were happier this way, so we officially separated. Like I said, it was cordial. I'm not too beat up over it.

Mario, Captain Falcon, Wolf, Little Mac, and Ryu are all nice guys, but I can't help but put them in the casual zone. I just can't really imagine myself committing to any of them on a serious level.

Gaming / Re: Super Smash Brothers
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:23:05 PM »
Falcon's knee is almost like it was in Melee now

Been playing Falcon a bit casually and I just don't have a conceptual idea how to play him.
My game is so special oriented (Zelda, Samus) that any other playstyle feels super weird.
honestly, i just juggle with short hop up air all day and win

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 3
« on: June 30, 2019, 05:40:52 PM »
season 4 broke the 8/10 ceiling tbh

this was a great season

Gaming / Re: Game collecting
« on: June 30, 2019, 02:05:54 PM »
Picked up a few good ones today:

Jet Force Gemini
Dr. Mario 64
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.
NBA Hangtime

Delighted about getting Banjo. Jet Force Gemini is apparently quite good, too.


The Flood / Re: Neon Genesis Evangelion is on Netflix now
« on: June 28, 2019, 03:47:32 PM »
I just got done watching the first half of the end

Did shinji really jizz into his own hand what the fuck
pretty good way to open a movie

what he says in the old translation is more impactful though, imo

rather than "I'm the lowest of the low," he says "I'm so fucked up."

The Flood / Re: Old Topics now locked?
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:57:14 PM »
haven't been playing shit really, let alone anything on steam

botw2's announcement has me wanting to revisit every zelda game i haven't beaten yet though

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 2
« on: June 22, 2019, 08:20:56 PM »
so i just finished season 3

in terms of overall entertainment value, i'd say it was on par with season 2 (which i gave a 7/10)

still waiting for that moment when the show becomes truly awesome though

The Flood / Re: Neon Genesis Evangelion premieres on Netflix tomorrow
« on: June 22, 2019, 05:17:26 PM »
I forget, did you watch NTE/Rebuild yet?

i probably should but i've heard such bad things about 3.0 that i feel very discouraged

The Flood / Re: Neon Genesis Evangelion premieres on Netflix tomorrow
« on: June 22, 2019, 11:53:02 AM »
I personally find her voice insufferable and whenever I ask anybody who does like her portrayal why, they give me bullshit like "She's a fan of the show". I get so fucking agitated at that answer. It has no basis on her ability to portray the character; if that's all it took I'd be the best Hei from Dark Than Black out there. I also find that she makes Asuka come off as way too whiny, although she toned down the bratiness a bit in NTE.
at least she can actually do a german accent

The Flood / Re: Neon Genesis Evangelion premieres on Netflix tomorrow
« on: June 22, 2019, 11:49:31 AM »
Netflix version on the right side

i would've put this in a spoiler tag, probably

anyway, i actually like this new translation more, simply because they don't say "i love you" in japan (and even if he did, the actual words he was using do not directly translate to that anyway), so having him say something else is not only more accurate to the language, it makes their blossoming relationship feel a lot less rushed

kaworu was always my least favorite part of the show because of how suddenly he appears and how quickly the show expects us to give a shit about him, but this makes his appearance just a bit more tolerable

idiots will probably consider this to be gay censorship or something

The Flood / Re: So I just finished Breaking Bad Season 2
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:20:44 PM »
what if they just filmed an entire episode where walt just tries to kill a fly

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