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by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72966

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

Well your original spoiler was tl;dr, so I assumed it was nitpicking. I might have misused "sue me," there, really what I was trying to say was that I was too lazy to look it up while I was writing the post and I really don't care that much. I'm not trying to be an asshole, but I guess I g...
by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Speed Racer: The Movie?
Replies: 43
Views: 5793

Re: Speed Racer: The Movie?

Am I the only one that things this looks really, REALLY bad? It looks like is going to be a cheese fest of massive proportions. ... it's freaking SPEED RACER. Of course it will be. I mean, I know that Speed Racer was cheesy, but it was funny because of all the cheese. I am saying this looks just pl...
by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72966

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

BIG SPOILERS (sorry, I cannot use tags buttons as Javascript is disabled, hopefully this works) You didn't read hard enough; after he outlined the three-tiered approach to succeed in the rapidly approaching past he died of radiation poisoning (or something like that) after experimenting with an iso...
by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 395083

Re: Team Fortress 2

I've spent a disproportionate amount of time on my soldier, somewhere around 36 hours. Engineer comes in second place at ~20 hours, followed by Medic with ~16 hours.

Yes, I play too much. :)
by xenuphobia
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 153514

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

I hate to ask but.. http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5046/bobsw1.jpg (spoiler for hooge) I mean, I know what his power, but he has used it less than Nathan. I really want to see him turn a guy into coal or something cool like that. Isn't that the same for a lot of people in the Company? We've never...
by xenuphobia
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 739558

Re: Doctor Who

As far as I know, only in Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, which can hardly be considered canon.
by xenuphobia
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5552

Re: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?

Hm. Didn't hear about that. Really, I just watch stuff, I don't dig around for other references or info. Still, whether he wanted to or not, he shares a lot of common ground with X-Men.
by xenuphobia
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5552

Re: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?

Yeah, but Sylar's ACTUAL power is the ability to instantly intuitively understand any system. He uses his power to gain OTHER people's powers by muchin down their brainz and presumably incorporating their DNA into his own. or some other technobabble. I can't think of ANY other villain who does such...
by xenuphobia
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5552

Re: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?

But it is original, surely? I mean, the similarities to X-Men pretty much fall down the moment you get past 'Lots of mutants with abilities'. It's got a lot going for it besides that, but a lot of the powers match up pretty well with X-Men. Parkman: Obviously Professor X, with his mind-reading and ...
by xenuphobia
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The best kind of cookie
Replies: 78
Views: 7292

Re: The best kind of cookie

Chocolate chip peanut butter, but the best cookies HAVE to be undercooked. There's nothing worse than biting into a freaking brick. They should be so soft that they're practically (but not quite) coming apart in your hands.
by xenuphobia
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5552

Re: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?

Eh, I think The Secret of Monkey Island was pretty original. So was System Shock 2. I kinda agree, but my brain really doesn't like calling a sequel original. Actually what has been really bugging me lately is people calling Heroes original. People say that? Eww. I mean, I like the show, but it's v...
by xenuphobia
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that should be Seen
Replies: 222
Views: 25847

Re: Movies that should be Seen

I agree with almost everything here, except for the ones I don't. And I'm too lazy to go back and find the movie's I didn't like that have been posted, especially since their weren't many. And there are several I haven't seen. To reiterate, the must-sees are really The Matrix (I just fuckin' love t...
by xenuphobia
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Underrated & Obscure Games
Replies: 171
Views: 25667

Re: Underrated games

I've wanted to play that game since it came out, but I never got around to it. I don't think I will now. I'm a sad panda.
by xenuphobia
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: One abandonware and/or freeware
Replies: 10
Views: 6243

Re: One abandonware and/or freeware

I haven't gotten around to actually trying it, but yes, the ASCII graphics seem like a big stumbling point. Still, with as much depth and breadth as it (allegedly) has, it seems like it's worth a serious effort.
by xenuphobia
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 153514

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

I was kinda hoping that Peter would remain a bad guy. With Adam now buried alive the only remaining villain besides the company is Sylar, who is cool and all but I want some diversity. And how dare they get my hopes up by killing Maya and then bringing her back, thats bullshit. Any theories on who ...
by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tin Man
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Tin Man

I looked there last night, I couldn't find it. I guess they hadn't upped it by then... but my internet hates streaming. For a piece that long I'd be sitting there buffering it on pause longer than it'd take to download the whole thing, because I use accelerators and open more than one connection at ...
by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tin Man
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Tin Man

I missed it last night (every time I looked to see if it was on, it'd been on for 45 minutes ><), so I'm downloading it today to catch up and watch tonight. I know, I'm an evil person, but it's free on TV anyway...
by xenuphobia
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: One abandonware and/or freeware
Replies: 10
Views: 6243

Re: One abandonware and/or freeware

Abandonware: Sam & Max Hit the Road. Like Day of the Tentacle, classic LucasArts goodness. You know, before they started churning out horrendous Star Wars games. Freeware: Dwarf Fortress. Less of a learning curve and more of a learning cliff, the only game where Losing is Fun. Any game that uses...
by xenuphobia
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Depressing Films
Replies: 201
Views: 20938

Re: Depressing Films

Yeah, that makes sense. That about ties it up for me, dunno why I didn't think of that earlier - especially since the doctor that was prescribing Ellen Burstyn's speed was totally unethical. Duh.
by xenuphobia
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Never Seen Star Wars
Replies: 72
Views: 8472

Re: Never Seen Star Wars

The problem I have with the prequel trilogy is that they give a lot of things away that shouldn't be given away until the appropriate time in the original trilogy. Since people conceivably haven't seen Star Wars in this thread (gasp!) I'll list the ones I can think of in spoiler tags. Basically: wat...
by xenuphobia
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Depressing Films
Replies: 201
Views: 20938

Re: Depressing Films

I loved Requiem and I've seen it probably far too many times, though I never understood why the doctor doesn't treat Jared Leto and THEN throw him in jail. I thought they were medically obligated to treat people first and then lock them up. Especially with an infection that bad. Other than that, tho...
by xenuphobia
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14562

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

That's why I like Steam; you never have to worry about whether they're open or not. They'll always accept your money and start downloading straight away. Whether you like the download time is a different question, though. If you come with a fresh copy of the game, I'll recommend patching it with the...
by xenuphobia
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Misdelivered dialogue
Replies: 40
Views: 5336

Re: Misdelivered dialog

Weird, the only way I ever spelled it was dialogue, and I've never left the US.

I'm just English at heart, I guess.
by xenuphobia
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 395083

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm going to be playing on NeedleFeast tonight, where (so I'm told) there will be an awesome group of guys playing as well, starting at 7PM. If anybody wants to join, they're welcome, because the server doesn't have a password. To make sure I get a spot I'll be there (on the probably empty server) s...
by xenuphobia
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: British Comedies
Replies: 226
Views: 25384

Re: British Comedies

Moss from The IT Crowd is my hero. Roy: Oh, you what, if you want to hear something really funny, a really funny story, you should hear what happened to Moss and I when we were so drunk in Amsterdam that Moss lost his glasses. Moss! Moss! Come here, come here. Tell them that story about when we were...
by xenuphobia
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 105209

Re: Coffee

Yeah, that's true... but when I'm too lazy to make myself coffee and I just end up at a convenience store sometimes I end up with one. That peppermint mocha was just so good, though... maybe my taste buds run a little sweeter, I dunno.
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What are you watching?
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

Re: What are you watching?

My weekly schedule looks something like this: Monday: Heroes Tuesday: House (no House in December D: ) Wednesday: Pushing Daisies, South Park (technically it doesn't count but Zero Punctuation with Yahtzee, too) Thursday: nothing Friday: Garth Marenghi's Darkplace on Cartoon Network (I've seen it be...
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 105209

Re: Coffee

Actually, I was thinking of the Frappuccino, however that's spelled, the one you can get in gas stations and convenience stores. I really don't go into Starbucks anymore. Most of them are ok but the peppermint mocha is like an orgasm in your mouth (in a good way).
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that should be Seen
Replies: 222
Views: 25847

Re: Movies that should be Seen

Archangel didn't hate being a mutant and he certainly didn't cut off his own wings to appease his father, he was supposed to be part of the core team. Wait, what? In the film, Archangel cut off his wings? Nay, he tried and failed. I'd rather have seen him play a bigger role, but I imagine he will y...
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tileset Game Creator
Replies: 17
Views: 2604

Re: Tileset Game Creator

RPG Maker will do it, though I haven't used it personally, and afaik it only does RPGs.

http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/tkool/RPG_XP/eng/
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 105209

Re: Coffee

jynjin wrote:For flavoured cream fans out there, do try the seasonal peppermint mocha that is out in the grocers. I just picked some up, and it was surprisingly lovely.


Side note: the Starbucks peppermint mocha latte that comes in the glass bottles is heavenly.
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that should be Seen
Replies: 222
Views: 25847

Re: Movies that should be Seen

The thing about the third one is that they totally raped the comics' storylines. Phoenix wasn't Jean Grey's "evil alternate personality," she was a freaking cosmic being that devoured SUNS. Come on. Leech also wasn't some bald kid in a hospital somewhere, he was a member of the Morlocks li...
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your ideal Gaming Store
Replies: 93
Views: 7917

Re: Your ideal Gaming Store

Another thing, especially if you sell Warhammer or other types of figurines, set up a painting table. The Games Workshop near my work has this (not sure if they all do) and I know that the employees use it when they aren't busy with customers. One of them is an amazing painter and offers tips just ...
by xenuphobia
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14562

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

It's not blatantly obvious in the game, no, but when the devs actually, intentionally, label the Taxi Driver's dialogue as "Caine," then that should raise a few flags.
by xenuphobia
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 235171

Re: Fire and Ice?

I'm somewhere between a third of the way and half way through the second book. It's pretty interesting so far, but I think the series was built up too much for me before I started reading them. I do like the fact that GRRM isn't afraid to kill off his characters and have terrible, terrible things ha...
by xenuphobia
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 395083

Re: Team Fortress 2

Playing psychological games with the people on the other team (are they going to A? are they going to B?) while conversing on team chat is pretty awesome. Plus, you can talk and everyone can hear you after you're dead, and you can actually have a conversation and hang out while you're playing a game...
by xenuphobia
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 72966

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

From reading the aperture science history from aperturescience.com (login: cjohnson pw: tier3) surely the person who is escaping or has failed to escape ahead of you, and has written on the walls is most likely Cave Johnson of aperture science seeing as his login details were scrawled on one of the...
by xenuphobia
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14562

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

From Wikipedia: When any character uses the Auspex trait, the enigmatic Taxi Driver has a purple aura, which is used for supernatural entities such as vampires in the game. A Malkavian character can identify the Taxi Driver as "Caine" in dialog. Another clue that he is Caine is that when t...
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17082

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

I tried Osu! but I have this driving need to actually understand wtf is going on, which proves to be a barrier to most Japanese games w/o English stuff on the cart (yay Phoenix Wright).
by xenuphobia
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines
Replies: 82
Views: 14562

Re: Vampire the masquerade: Bloodlines

See, I didn't find the hotel all that scary, because I felt like such a raging badass, and nothing could hurt me. And sure enough... nothing really could hurt you. Now, the snuff film arc.... going through the sewers, etc... that scared the poop outta me. Yeah, those eye monsters were pretty scary ...

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