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High-Context Discourse / Re: Imagery Unload
« on: January 20, 2014, 08:28:42 AM »

[spoiler]That's man-made space junk[/spoiler]

That's actually realy fucking neat.

Thaddeus Boyd's Panel of Death / Re: Schadenfreude
« on: January 20, 2014, 08:07:34 AM »
Oh, hey. It's that invisible hand everybody's always talking about.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:30:25 AM »
Yeah, account name is blank, same old password I just privated. If that ain't working...


caps lock?

And no worries about cheating. I've been duping shit since the last wipe just on account of already feeling like I earned it, though I've still started a couple new guys to run through from the start if someone else is playing and wiping them if they die as a sort of poor-man's hardcore.

Also, pretty sure I crashed the server last time, though I don't rightly know how. Was just sort of flying around and my ship got hung up in no-space. Never arrived anywhere, no planet, and captain's chair crashed the client. Same for all characters. It was like that for about an hour and then the server stopped responding. This thing does leak memory like a motherfucker, though, and worldfiles can get big-ish if people explore a lot of planets, and I'd been coasting around at random planting tents and flags on everything for the hell of it.

Also also, I'm resoundingly impressed with that editor thing you've put together. Admittedly, I'd be more about it with a GUI, as I imagine a lot of people would be. I'm lazy in my old age. Still, I might try fucking around with what you've already set up.

Media / Re: Sherlock
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:52:54 AM »
Enjoyed that one immensely, though the whole "magical aspie superhero tries to do something normal and human and weirds it all up in a good way" has been a definite recurring theme with these kinds of shows lately. It'd be getting thin even if I weren't having so damn many flashbacks to Parish's wedding.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: January 12, 2014, 05:01:03 PM »
Jesus tittyfucking Christ, Angry. You're certifiable, you know that? And this is coming from me after I've built something like my fifth skull castle. I guess I should be thankful. You've effectively raised the bar enough that I can finally stop trying.

Also, I love that we've been using the same password for everything for something like fifteen years. I didn't even have to check the thread.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: January 02, 2014, 10:08:28 AM »
Also, I left a bunch of twink gear lying around the spawn on the first planet you start off orbiting. I'm working this weekend but I'll be screwing around on the server this afternoon/evening.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: January 02, 2014, 05:02:12 AM »
For the sake of convenience I just used the shipfile linked in this thread:

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: January 01, 2014, 02:32:14 PM »

Floran sship is sssword!

Is sstuck in ssomething...

Floran is okay with it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 31, 2013, 04:45:21 PM »

Sure, but I can't speak for the dozens of fire-breathing spider things I'm summoning all over fuck.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:17:01 PM »

Inhabited by mushroom people, even. Probably the first sapient non-player race I've found, other than those frog merchants. Also, they look like walking cocks.

This is also the planet where I found the Beautiful Brostabber and the Badass Dudepumper, so yeah, gayest planet in the universe.

There needs to be a sidequest where you can "forget" a stardrive on the planet and uplift these guys so they can go flying around the universe in giant turgid mushrooms with cerebral scrotal sacks. With a tiny set of trucknuts hanging off the back just for the sake of redundancy.

We already have stone age, Egyptian, medieval, Asian, modern, ultra modern, and (eventually) Wild West themed races. These guys could totally be the contemporary rednecks. Mushroom guys flying around in off-road space dicks with a Confedarate battle flag painted on the side. I'll just leave a bunch of right wing literature in a box over here...

... maybe I am the universe's greatest monster.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:10:44 PM »

X Horsebutt Majoris I a at 114 -9 is The Land of Brains and Shrooms.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:44:10 PM »

you have got to be fucking shitting me

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 31, 2013, 11:55:01 AM »

You bet your flowery asshole you do.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 31, 2013, 06:56:46 AM »
I actually did go with the bigger ship mod this time (or a blank map generated by one, anyway.) I'd say this one is maybe 2/3x bigger than my old one if you don't count the fucking tree, which I made when I was so stoned I don't even remember doing it, so it was kind of a surprise present from my past self the next day that causes massive lag. I originally drew a much larger outline but said nah, fuckit as I started filling things in. This time I started from the middle back and have just been expanding up and out from there. It'll be a perpetual work in progress, though it's already starting to look like end boss Kefka's pile of random bullshit.

So yeah, totally have that problem with building games. You should see my minecraft world I've been playing on since alpha. My solution is to go for builds where I can just keep glomming crap onto the sides and it'll always look pretty much finished in any state. So glad I didn't go for the "ship in a bottle ship" I originally started out on, though there's nothing to stop me from building a sideways bottle around this thing and half filling it with water some time. Looking forward to seeing what you've come up with.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 30, 2013, 03:55:35 PM »
I finally rebuilt my godamn spaceship/flying-skull-castle. It's... erm, bigger now.

This is just the fucking figurehead at the prow. Cave full of graves and mausolea behind, lots of skulls on sticks, prisoner cages hanging above and below the keel, and it gets nastier around the vivisection rooms. Just sort of a by-product of decorating with plunder from the worst parts of every civilization. Oh, and you can just see some of the roots of the world tree this thing is using for a sail. I might have overdone it this time.

I figure after killing every man, woman, child, and fish in every settlement in a dozen star systems and completely leveling their towns with nothing more than a fucking hammer, at this point I'm probably the most feared monster in the universe, in a "God is real and he fucking hates you" sort of way. Might as well trick my ride out to match.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Starbound
« on: December 30, 2013, 05:53:40 AM »
So do we have a server somewhere? Looks like the one we were playing on earlier still isn't updated for Angry K.

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 28, 2013, 08:24:16 PM »
Then again, the guy in the previous scene referred to a "Code Omega" with the accent on the second syllable.  Regional?)

I can't think of any brit regional accents that put the stress on the second syllable. Just a straight UK/US split in my experience. Like paprika. Or stalactite. Or an absolute shitload of nouns, actually.

Funny enough, there're more US exceptions in some northern New England dialects than the other way around. Maine and some parts of Mass and upstate New York contain some fascinating linguistic cul-de-sacs, particularly in isolated rural/coastal towns. Really fucks people trying to guess my accent when I've drank enough for it to peek through. Nevadans usually guess either Australian or "you talk like a fag and your shit's all retarded."

Apparently because long vowels and theya shit's ah retahded.


Holy shit young Stephen Colbert out of nowhere.

Anyway, I can't remember the second syllable stress in the previous line, but I'd bet that it was delivered by a jarhead type. Whether by accident or design they tend to slip in a lot of American speech patterns even when they're not playing an American character, because if they are it has to be a straght up shitshow John Wayne impression. Give a brit actor a gun and I swear they start talking like an American just out of force of habit.

Speaking of accents and Who, I remember seeing a fair amount of misguided criticism of John Barrowman's "unconvincing" American accent way back. Always got a kick out of that. Still not as good as Hugh Laurie's though. That shit is black magic.

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 28, 2013, 12:15:41 AM »
Also on the critical side, Clara really is such a fucking blank. Which is funny, given that the first couple Claras were actually kind of interesting. I still wish there were a Dalek Tinkerbell season instead of the Doctor being an enormous asshole space racist, but that's just a fanfic for someone else to write. And it really is obvious that Gaiman's cyberman ep was written with the Victorian governess in mind.

If Time did anything wrong it was that it assumed an emotional connection to a character that was never actually established. In fact, if they'd killed her off at the end of Name it would have added some actual gravity to the earlier season. Meanwhile, the best thing that could have been gained by keeping her around after that would have been a companion who knows the Doc better than he does himself, but in the last couple specials following that it hasn't been acknowledged beyond "I know you used to be a bunch of dudes and they were all rad." Like that doesn't take two minutes or a headbutt to explain. And he still has to deliver expository dialogue about that to the one person who already knows.

Really, if they're going to keep her around they have to get a second person on. Her to know everything, and the newb to explain shit to. You can't have both of those in one character, otherwise she's just this blob of pretty play-doh that just happens to be whatever the story needs at that particular moment, which is dull and bafflingly inconsistent at best. One week she's weeping in fear when the last week she was unflappable in the face of certain death. Or she's there to get exposition she doesn't actually need. Or she completely forgot to be sad and angry about her abducted newborn until she realized she was barren... wait, wrong one. Whatever. That's not a character, that's a macguffin multitool.

Theory: Clara is the sonic screwdriver.

That's all just sort of a subsection to "Moffat can't write women for shit," though.

Again, liked the thing, even though it would have worked better with River as the mainframe and Amy as the companion. The script would have been pretty much the same.

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:41:01 AM »
Yeah, that's actually one part of the rampant Moffat bitchery that I agree with. He writes women absolutely terribly and interchangeably. They're either plucky, sarcastic bouncy-balls, or violent dominatrix types that for some reason fawn all over a bumbling, eccentric manchild. (Though to be fair, that does tend to happen. Shrug.) It's a legitimate complaint, and not just the province of the fun-hating feminist caricature the Internet is always so quick to dismissively invoke. This stuff gives Twilight a run for its money in terms of creepy sexist shit that appeals to teenage girls for some damn reason. I adored Girl in the Fireplace the first time around, but when it's the only fucking story you can tell, yes, I begin to suspect the writer might have a problem with women.

That aside, most of the rest of the criticism I'm seeing elsewhere just sounds like a lot of incoherent, infantile whining for the sake of it. It's like half the damn Internet is making that high pitched EEEEEEEE sound my dog does when she's frightened of a slightly larger than average rock.

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 27, 2013, 08:41:35 AM »
I have to bring up the idea that Tasha Lem is some much later iteration of River. It could just be that Moffat tends to write women the same way, but her characterization is damn near identical. Sure, she burned out all her regenerations and we already saw her die, but it's hard to imagine she just deleted herself after her appearance in Name. Forceful, flirty, bossy psychopath with a past with the Doc who happens to live in a giant computer? After a very, very long time in the library it may have just amounted to cp -r /CAL/Song_River/* /PapalMainframe/Lem_Tasha. Also, you know, Mel backwards. Hell knows she has plenty of experience with self-fulfilling predestination paradoxes at this point. Also goes along with the theme of being different people.

Or maybe the Doctor just has a type he happens to like. I can relate (and really need to stop going for domineering sexpot psychopaths. They're just so much fun.)

I'm fine with it either way, but the groundwork is there.

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