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Serious / Where the hell was this version of Hillary Clinton before?
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:25:06 PM »

Damn. Straight-forward, confident, unapologetic. If I was an American and of age at the time, I would have supported her had I seen more of this. Hopefully if she runs again she can channel some of this.

The Flood / Go see Venom
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:14:36 AM »
This is not a drill

Movie of the year 2018

The Flood / Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:16:02 AM »
shouldn't taxed 50%

all the way up to 95% depending on how much more you make

you dont need more than 100k to live comfortably.

fuck the rich, fuck corporations and fuck capitalism. FUCK.

The Flood / >be me
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:06:28 PM »
>be me
>Armenian college kid living in the Glendale region of LA
>couple months ago
>browse a backwater internet forum
>get routinely made fun of by some guy in europe
>challenge him to 1v1 in Halo 3
>livestream it
>bunch of peers watching us
>get absolutely clapped
>delete all footage of event
>leave forum for months

>ff to last week
>return to forum
>it's a struggle to maintain my compsure despite the embarassment
>the challenger messages me
>"hey i'm back in LA, let's meet up for a real 1v1"
>mull it over for a few days
>agree to meet him in a week
>feel like i'm going to throw up

>day of the 1v1 approaches
>i gather my things and head out
>i must be early, no one is here
>suddenly someone speaks from behind me
>"the maulers won't save you this time"
>it was him.  the guy from the forum
>he lifts both fists, ready to fight
>only one thought crosses my mind
>reach into my back pocket and pull out the toy gun i keep in my back pocket
>shoot foam dart at the guy, he instantly implodes in a flash of bright light
>cops immediately called
>get taken in for questioning
>in the interrogation room
>cop looks at me
>"how did you do it, kid"

>look him dead in the eyes and say the sacred words
>"it's Nerf or nothin"

The Flood / Should I just buy Photoshop?
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:48:06 PM »
I keep having problems with all these free alternatives. Krita worked for awhile but the brush tool doesn't recognise where my stylus is until I put pressure on the screen, which results in these (admitedly cool but unintentional) straight lines you see here:

I then tried out FireAlpaca, but for whatever reason, it keeps giving me these random dots when I'm using the brush tool. Like so:

I managed to turn down the frequency of these dots in the settings, but obviously the ideal number of occurences is zero.

I'm wondering if I should just pull the trigger and get Photoshop. I might as well get acquainted with the program considering I'll probably be using it in the future.

The Flood / How do I get out of going to this party tonight?
« on: September 22, 2018, 07:31:30 PM »
I agreed to go but I'm getting that sensation I get from time to time. The one where I feel like I don't have the energy to put on a facade for the sake of others. I just want to stay home and watch some cartoons in my bedroom.


I've been playing Destiny 2 on the lowest settings and can still hardly manage 60FPS consistently. I'm not sure what the problem is but I suspect it's the multiple monitor setup. I thought it would be my CPU slowing me down but apparently it's running fine. What do you guys think? Should my mobo be that hot? What can I do?

The Flood / What's the healthiest way to get over someone?
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:15:12 PM »
I haven't had any heartbreaks recently to complain about, and it's been two years since my last one. Usually, I feel fine, able to talk/be with other girls no problem, picture myself with them, etc. and I don't really even consider my last relationship most days. But every once in awhile, I'll get a flashback that puts me right back into the position I used to be during or right after the events of the breakup. Could be a face I associate with that time or a bad dream, doesn't matter. When the feelings resurface though I end up being thrown back into this pit of self-loathing that I've spent 2 years climbing out of for a couple of days at a time.

I ask because I don't want to lose that time, nor do I want to have a crippling weakness like that. So, what's the healthiest way to deal with it? I think 2 years away from her and that situation and other romantic interests/new hobbies and goals are things I've already exhausted (and they were helpful, but not obviously 100% effective), so maybe try to get some sort of closure by talking to her? Or am I just telling myself that in an attempt to see her again.

It's worth noting that with previous relationships, I've been able to completely sever ties with the person and that's been effective, but that's not really feasible with this one. I have good friends that are close to her situation so she's always bound to come up in conversation casually.

If the answer is just to soldier on and deal with it, that's fine, but psychologically I don't want this baggage with me all the time and I just don't think that's the best option.

I realise what kind of position I put myself in with a thread like this but I figured if even one person has something insightful to say it'd probably be worth it.


Whatever Reznor is doing with his vocals here, I'm not really feeling it. Aside from the uninspired lyrics, (a trend of his modern work, unfortunately) the way he sings them is so... un-him. The instrumentals are, as always, exceptionally layered and a joy to listen to. I almost wish that the instrumental versions of the last 2 records would become available for purchase. I liked Add Violence more than most people (though not as much as Not The Actual Events), but it seems like this trio of EPs have been less than I'd hoped for. There's this trend going around that appeals to the retro-vibe of the 80's, and don't get me wrong, I like that sometimes, but that saxophone and the heavy synth-sound feel a bit ham-fisted here (Add Violence had this issue as well, albeit sans saxophone.) I still have high expectations for the full release though, and as long as it's NTAE-tier, I'll be happy.

Gaming / Fortnite is just the coolest, video gamey game ever
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:03:35 AM »

From the Epic Games Twitter account

Fun stuff like this always goes a long way for me. Season 4 has been great so far.

The Flood / what are your most annoying habits
« on: April 29, 2018, 11:41:34 PM »
sometimes i write sentences and just take out the first word. "i'm not a big fan" becomes "not a big fan." not sure where it comes from but im inclined to believe its to save time.

offline its hard to say. in high school i was pretty clingy but that was awhile ago. im much more self sufficient now. sometimes i unnecessarily playfully scream or whisper at friends to weird them out but thats pretty funny. or intentionally say things wrong just to see how people react.

Gaming / Spyro HD boys
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:33:37 PM »

And it won't be the mess that Crash HD was because Spyro doesn't rely on pin-point accurate platforming to be a game ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ˆ ๐Ÿ‘€

The Flood / The Official Ready Player One Music Video:
« on: March 22, 2018, 03:22:27 PM »

The Flood / Season 1 Phoebe is fantastic
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:13:33 PM »
Before she became a caricature with straightened hair.

Serious / So what is the actual deal with GMOs?
« on: February 27, 2018, 10:57:46 PM »
I'm reading this book right now that starts off with several chapters of pretty well-supported claims regarding several diet and health issues, but once it gets into GMOs it's surprisingly sparse on actual research to support the claims. I can't help but think that someone who spent the majority of his book reasonably well-read and knowledgable wouldn't just include a chapter where he betrays that clout he's built up if there wasn't something to be said about his words. So, what are the actual facts surrounding GMOs? How do they affect overall health? What about muscle growth?

Serious / Thoughts?
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:32:52 AM »

The Flood / "Meat is for Pussies"
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:34:30 PM »
I'm sick of these people who are ignorant of facts--the kind that diss vegetarians because we care about animals or the environment. These fools have bought into the lies and propoganda put out there by the douche bags running the meat industry--the same douche bags who happen to be some of the country's most powerful lobbyists. There was that bullshit ad campaign that they ran a while ago: "Beef, it's what's for dinner." Yeah, beef's for dinner, but colon cancer, arterial slerosis, high blood pressure, animal cruelty and a destroyed planet are your karmic desert.

Now this is how you start a fucking book.

Gaming / Anyone down for some MW2? (360)
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:11:29 PM »
The last safe haven from hackers

The Flood / who else is watching the end of the f**king world
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:15:44 PM »
i love this show god damn its the perfect blend of morbid hilarity and romance

Gaming / >He hasn't played Jesus Christ RPG
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:55:17 PM »

Take that, sinner

The Flood / Turns out Lil Peep was pretty dope
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:54:51 PM »

Septagon / The site should be zoomed in at 150% by default...
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:33:36 PM »
There's a lot of wasted space on the sides of the actual text location. Names and titles fit better for some reason (they look centered at 150%), and the site is no longer hard to read for me.

Also, another suggestion that would be appreciated would be an image auto downsizer to fit pictures on one screen. Even at the regular zoom, my photos aren't fully-visible. It seems like the site was designed with mobile users in mind.

I realise these are all relatively easy fixes on my part, but just thought I'd throw these out there on the off chance they're easy to implement or whatever.

To me, the site just looks cleaner at 150%. The subforums are nicely spaced.. everything just has a nicer look.

The Flood / Might be crushing on a coworker, idk
« on: November 26, 2017, 10:31:50 PM »
She's this small girl who works at the front desk. she has a quiet demeanor but she doesn't lack confidence. it's a very familiar disposition. i dunno there's just something i find welcoming about her. considering i've only ever worked with 40 year old dudes it's uncharted territory for me.

it was pretty embarassing when i came back from work with mayonaise on my face and she pointed it out lol, but i played it off well enough and she didn't really seem to think anything of it. it came off as endearing.

side note, a lot of the girls thought i was 23+ years old. i got a 28 years old from one girl. that was pretty cool.

Gaming / Dragon Ball Fighterz
« on: November 23, 2017, 05:32:39 PM »
Who's getting it? I want to cop it on PC but I'm hoping to have a few regulars to play with.

The Flood / Recommending: NakeyJakey
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:27:49 PM »

Seems like a pretty smart guy but he also has really good comedic timing.

The Flood / so i guess i unironically like X now
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:04:14 AM »
as if i wasn't enough of a 13 year old edgelord huh

The Flood / Recommend me stuff to draw
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:50:32 PM »
I'm kind of burnt out on all of my usual stuff (Dragon Ball, Naruto, some comic stuff, etc.) so show me some cool stuff I could take a crack at

The Flood / I think I just found the best YouTube channel in existence.
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:05:54 PM »
His name is "TierZoo," and what he does is organise and examine animals and animal types within a competitive gaming context, ranking certain animal families the same way you would the Melee character list. For example, his "Optimising the Snake Build":


"The Boa constrictor is the only snake build classified as a "tank," utilising a high defense stat and thick, scaley hide. More importantly for a snake than its defense, is its unparalled grab game. A well-specced constrictor build can zero-to-death any player they manage to grab. If we compare the constrictor's grab to other high-level grabs, we can see that it is one of the best available in the game.


My favourite so far is the "Spider Tier List" for sure.


"Also in 'B Tier,' we've got another spider which uses its web in an interesting way: as a ranged, mobility debuff. The Spitting Spider can launch sticky webs at high speeds. This is particularly useful for dealing with more mobile builds when you don't want to just camp. This move is powerful if your opponent isn't expecting it, but since it has a lot of end lag, if your opponent evades it, they'll get a free punish."

Gaming / What are your problems with Breath of the Wild?
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:29:14 PM »
If you've played, what would you say the game needs to improve upon or could do better in the sequel? What's holding the game back from being flawless, and if you can think of one, what's the best solution to this problem?

I want to make a video addressing some of my issues with the game and would like to hear some more problems I've maybe missed. Here's what I have so far (including potential fixes that I'll address in my video):

-Menu usage (equipment swapping, healing, environmental changes, etc.)
-weapon degradation having no fix
-Climbing in the rain having no fix
-horse controls (they suck, Verb)
-Armour levelling is just busy work and too linear
-collectibles are too plentiful not to have some sort of recording process per area. this includes hinox and talus locations
-amiibo armour acquisition is fucking cancer

Serious / In light of the Protestant Reformation's anniversary...
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:28:22 PM » might be kind of fun to have a discussion on it. Having recently dabbled a little into Christianity's history I've acquired somewhat of a taste for its historical significance, even if I don't really care for the teachings all that much.

Where do you stand on the issue? Do you think Luther had the right idea branching off from the Catholic church following his excommunication, or do you think he should have stuck with the church to minimise the division within the faith?

For me, Luther's heart was in the right place but he set a bad precedent for the religion itself. After 1500 years of consistency and unity, tradition was thrown out the window and it's only snowballed since. Any time a church disagrees on one issue or another they break off to form their own denomination with little consequence. Additionally I think the focus on gracious works the Catholic church has is absolutely necessary to encourage a Christian lifestyle.

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