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« on: September 14, 2023, 12:51:09 PM »
Current shelf as of 9/14/23. I have all 12 volumes of The Origin on the shelf above this one along with the Unicorn BD box AND
both Japanese Bluray Boxes for Turn A Gundam.
As for my entire kit collection, it's kind of all over the place....
The MG Hi-Nu Ver Ka. & the MG Astray Blue Frame aren't mine. They're gifts for my brother that I haven't shipped off yet. The MG Turn A and the HG Avalanche are in the box broken beyond repair. MG Freedom 2.0 is on the top shelf of my desk but I'm thinking about moving him because although the stand is sturdy, he visibly shakes a lot from any movement on the desk (he's shaking right now as I'm typing lol).
HG Tristar, Red Comet, & the Gouf are all on the shelf with the RG Mark 06. The other Mark 06 is in the box because I can't stand to look at that hideous abomination. The RG GP01 is will probably remain unfinished because every time I try to restart it I get frustrated and put it away immediately.
The bottom left four are....missing. AWOL. Ghosts. They're not in their boxes and I have searched through every box of old crap that I own in this house and I can't find them anywhere and I'm pissed. I'm also missing the entire box (and kit) of my HG Sazabi. I can only assume that I accidentally left them in the old house I lived in before I moved into the apartment and they got thrown out by the person who took the house over. But the Thunderbolt Zaku & HG Unicorn never left my Mom's house so I have no idea what happened to those.
« on: September 14, 2023, 12:34:41 PM »
I bought the HG Aerial kit from Target for like $15, it's pretty good (I'm one of the few that actually liked TWFM) and I put together the Gouf finally. As for kits I still have left to build, I have the MG Strike Noir and the HG Narrative Phenex. Technically the RG Unicorn Perfectibility too but I'm not actually going to build that one because it's such a collectors item already.
I also ordered the RG Hi-Nu off USA Gundam store and it shipped within a few hours. Hopefully it comes in soon since I live only a few hours from Daytona Beach where they're located.
« on: August 27, 2023, 04:59:03 PM »
There's been...a lot of Ian-lore since October. I'm doing far better than I have been (obviously since I'm now attached) but I don't know if I'm quite ready yet to declassify everything.
I fell behind on my Ian lore when did you snag a chick?
« on: August 23, 2023, 12:16:18 PM »
Thank you; we made up and we're good again so my birthday wasn't bad at all.
happy birthday m8
« on: August 22, 2023, 11:08:19 AM »
Please console me.
« on: August 13, 2023, 08:00:37 AM »
Both are happening in Florida but all this is doing is raising the prices even further.
With the first point we end up getting a lot of remote workers who used to live in high earning locations like NY and Cali but they're keeping their large wages so they're brining the average income up beyond what workers in the area really get paid, causing rental owners to charge far beyond what most people here can afford to pay because the only people who were able to afford these places to begin with were those remote tech workers.
With the second point, all new apartments being built in the area are being labeled "luxury apartments" and thus still charge well above what would be considered a fair rate because the label is an excuse to them not having to build and charge for a basic minimal living.
1) Work-from-home mandate. So people can buy places in remote towns.
2) Rapid construction of massive apartment blocks, so people have a place to live in now and drop the rent price down.
« on: August 10, 2023, 09:03:11 PM »
I was saved from having to watch Barbie cause she wanted to see The Haunted Mansion.
Thank you based Hat Box Ghost.
« on: August 09, 2023, 10:25:25 AM »
Kill """speculative""" (((investors))).
« on: July 24, 2023, 07:09:59 AM »
Me and the gf go to the movies once a week, I really want to see Oppenheimer but I’m going to let her win this one and see Barbie with her just cause I dragged her to Shin Kamen Rider back in May.
« on: June 30, 2023, 09:14:57 AM »
How much you charging? I can pay you some old receipts and Ghibli movies on Blu-ray as rent.
Move in with me
« on: June 29, 2023, 09:07:30 AM »
Due to an emergency situation, I immediately moved out of my apartment and moved back in with family. I will continue to stay here until a new opportunity presents itself, but I will not be moving in with strangers moving forward regardless of recommendations. On the upside, I have a much larger space right now, and my GIRLFRIEND helped me put a new desk together, it even has a hutch which I was quick to decorate with. Pics below:
« on: June 29, 2023, 08:52:03 AM »
« on: June 06, 2023, 02:17:47 PM »
10 years? There isn’t much for me to say. 12 years? Christ I’d have to read off a fucking list.
« on: June 02, 2023, 08:17:33 PM »
Visiting friends in NY at the end of July/beginning of August. Until then, just continuing to work on [figuratively] picking myself back up after the nasty fall I took near the end of last year.
« on: May 05, 2023, 10:58:13 PM »
Honestly I kind of wish Cheat would just pull the plug. The idea of a meta community like this is nice but even back when it was “active” it feels way too small and isolating of a community.
Maybe it’s just because I’m so used to 4chan levels of traffic and my ADHD brain can’t handle the snail pace but isn’t the whole point of the internet constant and fast information?
The ones who begrudgingly won't delete the bookmarks on their toolbars are still here
« on: April 20, 2023, 08:54:09 AM »
Looking at the 40 series cards, I must retract my earlier statement. The 4090 is literally the only good Ada Lovelace card and it costs as much as an old beater car.
Fuck Nvidia. Someone needs to tell Leather Jacket man no one is mining Ethereum anymore and Moore's Law isn't dead with Intel prepping 2nm processors.
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:41:21 PM »
I shall simply copy the answer I gave when receiving the message.
I see incels and simps in a hierarchy; simps are above incels but only because a simp could theoretically get a girl whereas an incel is just a straight up pussy deflector. Both are pretty low in this theoretical hierarchy and neither are pleasant to interact with in person.
« on: March 14, 2023, 10:05:44 PM »
My two copies of 3.0+1.11 came in finally. Unlike the previous three films, Shin Eva had different exclusives depending on which online store you ordered from. Because I was a sucker for two different exclusives, I ordered both of them since CDJapan acted as a proxy-service for getting them since they don't normally ship outside Japan.
- Movie BD/4k-UHD 3 disc set
- Avant 1/2/A-Part script with notes by Anno himself
- Postcard set featuring primary characters (Shinji w/ Misato, Kaworu, Mari, Rei, & Asuka)
- Movie BD/4k-UHD 3 disc set
- Rei Ayanami acrylic art stand
- 3.0+1.0 OST (movie edited version, not the fully arranged collection released a few years ago)
As for the 10 minute short:
IT WAS FUCKING NOTHING.
Flashback dedicated to Midori and how she got her pink hair (a Failure of Infinity bled some weird acid goo on her head) with a short haired blindfolded Asuka fighting said Failure with a Frankenstein Unit 02. There were very short cuts of the planet getting fucking tanged and Third Impact going all out (and a Failure of Infinity coming out of the ground with an Eva 01 head falling off confirming Unit 01 is more involved with Third Impact) but it only lasts for a about a minute or two.
« on: March 11, 2023, 06:26:24 PM »
20 series cards are trapped in some bizarro world for some reason; I think it’s partially also due to their supply also being very low since we’re now in the 40 series. With that being said the 30 series isn’t much better; the 3060 and its Ti counterpart are really the only “good” deal and I use parentheses because they’re still above MSRP.
The next bargain card that’s currently out is the 4070 Ti which is way overkill for 1080p.
« on: March 11, 2023, 02:17:06 PM »
You can get a Gigabyte 3060 on Amazon right now for $400 and it’ll come with 12GB of VRAM. I tried looking into 20 series cards with similar specs yet those all have some crazy ass VRAM tax in them and are well into the $1k prices which is absolutely bizarre to me.
EDIT: Gigabyte has an RTX 3060 Ti on Amazon for $430 right now.
I only have a 1660. Don't know if I should replace it with the same or get an upgrade. Got about 500 bucks I could spend on one.
« on: March 10, 2023, 11:29:23 PM »
>Can finally play Infinite on my new PC
>All my settings are either High or Ultra/Max
>Everything plays fine even if the menu is a bit buggy
>Season 3 comes out
>Game keeps crashing even in the menus
>Frame rate drops when customizing my Spartan
>Game freezes and then crashes when I somehow get into a game
>Had to "optimize" the game with GeForce Experience to get it to not crash (as much)
>Lower settings now
>Customization still has frame rate drops
>Check Reddit, this apparently has been commonly reported among others
Guess I'll go back to MCC and Final Fantasy XIV until 343 decides if they want to fix this or not.
« on: February 27, 2023, 09:31:44 PM »
If only you had i9 instead of i7 which would have matched nicely with your RTX 30 series.
Do I really need an i9 though? My build is absolutely crushing everything I am throwing at it without breaking any kind of sweat. If anything the only "restriction" I have for 1080p gaming is my vram for Halo Infinite but I'm still able to get half my settings at Ultra/max with the rest at high. If I am going to upgrade later down the line it'd probably be to a higher 30 series card or a 4060/ti depending on the specs.
Also I just downloaded Stable Diffusion; I SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN GIVEN THIS POWER.
« on: February 23, 2023, 11:00:02 PM »
I went ahead and moved the unplugged cables so it's not that bad now.
Well these are hidden so it's ok
« on: February 23, 2023, 10:39:06 PM »
Those cables at the bottom AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Oh? You want computer gore? Here's a picture of Avalon's cable management (or lack thereof) before I took it apart.
« on: February 22, 2023, 10:02:29 PM »
Another image of the guts.
« on: February 22, 2023, 09:58:47 PM »
It's admittedly a piece of legacy hardware but when I built Avalon in 2016 I still had some old CDs I hadn't burned to iTunes yet, but now that I have those files saved locally I really have no use for the disk drive. It's not even connected to the motherboard; just decoration now.
It was a BD drive too but the software that came with it never worked.
haven’t seen a disc drive in a while
« on: February 21, 2023, 10:12:29 PM »
Whew lad this was one Hell of a build. I can add more images if anyone would like to see more. I spoiled myself and got an additional 8tb HDD.
Corsair iCUE fucking sucks though.
« on: February 16, 2023, 04:29:36 PM »
My current PC is named Avalon, I want to start naming tech going down the alphabet. What should be the next name starting with the letter B?
« on: February 16, 2023, 04:25:06 PM »
Just missing the CPU, PSU, fans, and an extra 8TB HDD I ordered today. I should have everything and starting my build next Tuesday.
« on: February 14, 2023, 09:38:42 AM »
Fun fact: The computer that preceded my current build had a Pentium processor and it actually ran quite well. Surprising since I also had a budget Radeon card inside it too.
So what kind of Pentium you got in that thing?