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Gaming Discussion / Pointing and Laughing
« on: August 08, 2011, 07:49:37 AM »
Right.  And you know what equally-lazy task they could do now to commemorate Metroid?

Another limited run of Metroid Prime Trilogy.

I imagine the reason they haven't is that they can't justify the production/distribution cost based on their current sales.  It happens, particularly in the waning years of a console's lifespan; that's how we wound up with a fully-translated, unreleased Earth Bound NES.
Also: I have a hypothesis that Sakamoto resents the success of Metroid Prime. Despite his lack of involvement, Prime 1 completely overshadowed the next "real" Metroid game, launched almost at the same time.
I remember sometime before Other M came out, he declared the Prime trilogy to be effectively non-canon in an interview.

Woulda' been pretty sweet to see that reprinted though.

Good thing I bought a copy on day one, on a whim, having only ever played the original Metroid, having no idea how rare the trilogy would become. :itsmagic:

Media / That Twilighty Show About That Zone
« on: June 17, 2011, 07:51:22 AM »
You know what's surprisingly fun to watch? Old Twilight Zone episodes.

I torrented the entire series the other day. It's neat to see a cultural artifact like this: one of those things that's constantly ripped off or parodied, but almost never actually watched anymore.

Also I have yet to hit a bad episode so there's that.

High-Context Discourse / MARK OF THE BEAST 666
« on: May 25, 2011, 06:35:45 AM »

Real Life / Like Witness Relocation, But More Expensive: Moving
« on: May 23, 2011, 02:25:39 PM »
I made a thread like this on TT, but I thought I'd ask here too because of the unusually high amount of Canadian posters and just to get more feedback.

As mentioned elsewhere, the store I work at closes in a few weeks. After that I'll have unemployment insurance, my income tax rebate, and a small salary from my other job to go on for a little while. There's not many jobs around here, and it's a pretty shitty town anyway, so I think that -for the first time in my life- I'm going to move to another city. If I stay within the province I can still collect EI, so it looks like Fredericton is my best bet. There's lots of jobs and apartments, and it's apparently very friendly to a monolingual pedestrian like myself. It's just that... I really have no idea what I'm doing. I'm trying to get a transfer from my other job, and casually browsing Kijiji and Wowjobs for jobs and apartments.

What else is good to know? What should I be doing exactly? How the fuck do I get my stuff to another city with basically no help from the outside?

Gaming Discussion / Wii 2 or die hard
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:56:49 PM »

Gaming Discussion / Spiral Knights
« on: April 10, 2011, 06:10:39 PM »
AKA "That game that whatshisface from Three Panel Soul has been working on for the last however many years".

It is excellent. I've never really gotten into MMOs before now, but I'm enjoying this one even more than expected. I've done a couple of PUG runs and one with some Talking Tyrants thus far.

You guys should play!

Gaming Discussion / The Nintendo Handheld Headache Machine
« on: March 27, 2011, 04:47:27 AM »
I will be standing in line a half-hour from now, waiting another hour and a half for the store to open.

No regrets.

Real Life / I'm Back, Baybeh
« on: November 17, 2010, 06:21:06 AM »
In my NEW apartment! With my NEW TV and all my NEW furniture!

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It's good to be back. Tell me what I missed in those long, internetless months. :glee:

Be honest.

(at least 15 minutes for me. Maybe longer. I was a stupid persistent kid...)

Real Life / I Am Obsessed With Appearances: The Fashion Thread
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:00:32 PM »
i like fashion you guise lets have a thread lets have a thread

So I feel like completely reinventing my look, as I sometimes do.

I'm looking into sort of a "business-punk" aesthetic. Like really nice dress shirts and stuff coupled with casual accessories. I'll draw something up later. Anyway, I found a great lightweight dress shirt for it today, but it's $27.

grr argh

Buying too fucking much clothing is what got me into the most financial trouble last time I moved out, so I've gotten a lot more aware of just how to buy clothes I like without going bankrupt. This is setting off alarms, but on the other hand... it's a really nice shirt.

Real Life / Home Furnishings
« on: July 23, 2010, 11:52:19 AM »
Right now I'm trying to furnish my apartment like a stylish motherfucker, which means I am gradually replacing my old storage and furniture with some slick minimalist stuff. Today I took advantage of a sale to get a new shelf, and assembled it myshelf before going to work. I had formerly been using eight stacking plastic organizers to keep all of my game controllers in check, which are now conveniently located in a single fabric drawer (sold seperately).



I'm not really sure what else to put in it just yet. Obviously the consoles are just temporary, but they do look nice.

So, around this time last year I acquired a working NES and SNES for the first time! Now that I have those, I need some recommendations for ways to find old games/what old games to find! At the moment I only have one game for each (Metroid and Super Mario World) because I'm an idiot who didn't realize just how fucking good everything at that yard sale was, so I could really do with picking up more.

Besides, how expensive could twenty-year-old video games possibly be?

(also depending on how recent you consider "old" I have an N64, PS2, XBox, and Gameboy Advance, so I'm hooked up for lots of stuff)

Real Life / Strange Happenings
« on: July 09, 2010, 04:29:14 AM »
Like the Good Times and Shit Days thread, but for bewilderment!

So, I've mentioned before to a couple of you through IM that I've been noticing for a while that the animals in the area are starting to act really strange.

I sat through the weirdest experience yet last night. For ten to twenty minutes or so, I kept hearing these piercing animal screams outside. The odd rolling of some sounded a little like a squirrel, but much louder and shriller. The higher-volume, more frantic ones sounded basically sound like a baby being murdered. I have never encountered this behaviour before.

I do art sometimes. Not much recently.
Here is a blog. Here is a DA.

Lately I find that I'm drawing a lot of fanart, which is uncharacteristic for me. I make a point of changing styles as constantly and drastically as possible. Here are some things.

self portrait
pixel portrait
RMXP sprite
Cloneboy Highbop (yes)
One of them pokeymens
Black Jack (no hookers, though)
One of them evangelions the kids like so much
That there Ganondorf fellow
And that other guy
One of those Astro Boys I've been hearing so much about

High-Context Discourse / Ctrl + V
« on: June 08, 2010, 09:54:33 AM »
Paste inside of quote tags and then post without explanation. Leave it up to our imagination! :imagination:
There's a bit where a dude throws a motorcycle at another dude with his legs.

High-Context Discourse / Blatant Lies
« on: May 18, 2010, 02:05:24 PM »
Video games were invented in 1945 by Professor Jonathan Videogames. After watching colleague and close friend Dr. Mario Pacman complete an obstacle course, he was immediately struck with the idea of a similar electronic toy in which a character controlled by the player named after Pacman would run through a maze.

The giraffe developed a long neck due to a constant diet of snakes. The giraffe's teeth are unsuitable for chewing the tough snakemeats, so it swallows them whole. The snakes are held in the creature's throat until properly suffocated, and then continue down the gullet into the stomach for digestion. Glands in the throat secrete a special mucus that protects the giraffe from any threat the snakes' powerful venom might pose.

At age ten, actor Christian Bale was diagnosed with a speaking disorder that eventually forced him to communicate entirely through aggressive whispering under his breath. When Bale needs to raise his voice or change tone in a scene, his lines are recorded and then digitally manipulated to adjust volume and pitch. Earlier in his career, Bale was simply dubbed over by an understudy.

I'm new here and not quite sure if this is too much or too little. :whoops:

Also, I need an avatar.

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