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by Matthias
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28159

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

And their games were better before they turned into a big-name sequel factory. Please don't state things like that as though your opinion were fact. Bungie's Halo series has, all together, sold tens of millions of copies. Whether you like it or not is irrelevant; they are doing much better as a com...
by Matthias
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0827: "My Business Idea"
Replies: 98
Views: 28159

Re: 0827: "Business Idea"

That also explains why Microsoft buys large corporations buy out competitors instead of innovating. That's a little unfair to everyone involved, I think. "Innovate" isn't something that can be done on demand, after all, so big companies buying up smaller companies with brilliant ideas is ...
by Matthias
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"
Replies: 91
Views: 28161

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

rpgamer wrote:There are no doors to the concession area...
That's because if you're trolling correctly, you don't make concessions.
by Matthias
Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0812: "Glass"
Replies: 119
Views: 31210

Re: 0812: Glass

Eh, this one is a bit of a letdown after such a good start to the week and a pretty good followup on Wednesday.

I'm redeeming it in my own mind by pretending it's a scene from a Nobilis game. :P
by Matthias
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0798: "Adjectives"
Replies: 97
Views: 26671

Re: "Adjectives" Discussion (#798)

KiaserZohsay wrote:Lawyer: I'm sorry Mr. Mouse, but I do not believe there is any precedent to support insanity as grounds for divorce.

Mickey: I didn't say she was insane ...
I just heard that joke for the first time last week.

Damn it, Kiaser, get out of my head!
by Matthias
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0725: "Literally"
Replies: 139
Views: 35281

Re: " Literally " Discussion

I don't give a crap what's popular, if somebody's created a meaning out of a misunderstanding, no matter how many people subscribe to that misunderstanding , they are still wrong. I don't care if everybody starts saying Hydrogen has two protons, they're not right. I know language is a more flexible...
by Matthias
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 16183

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

This is the first one in a while that I have genuinely laughed out loud at.

Thanks, Randall; this is a great way to start my day. :)

Also, what the hell...
HI JOEE AND GLASNT!
by Matthias
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0640: "Tornado Hunter"
Replies: 91
Views: 21521

Re: "Tornado Hunter" Discussion

At long last, there is a new hat. And it is epic.
NMcCoy wrote:Anyone else mentally hear the tornado's "Augh!" as a Wilhelm scream?

Also just the other day I glued a tornado to the hood of my car. Randall, get out of my Scribblenauts.
I think I love you.
by Matthias
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0614: "Woodpecker"
Replies: 163
Views: 31535

Re: "Woodpecker" Discussion

How would a woodpecker untie a ribbon? How would it even recognize it as a present? Discounting that, how would it even lift the drill with its tiny little adolescent bird muscles? Answer: Doesn't matter. You go, bird! Go beyond the impossible, and kick reason to the curb! That's the way Team Gurren...
by Matthias
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0615: "Avoidance"
Replies: 75
Views: 16191

Re: "Avoidance" Discussion

And why would she give him her number if she was just going to pull this stunt?

Simple: she works at Verizon.

Note: I actually like Verizon, but AT&T doesn't make sense in the context of the joke.
by Matthias
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0605: "Extrapolating"
Replies: 100
Views: 26482

Re: "Extrapolating" discussion

The natural response: Shick Singularity.
by Matthias
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Princess Bride Mafia GAME OVER, FINALLY.
Replies: 887
Views: 77904

Re: Princess Bride Mafia Day 2 - INCONCEIVABLE!

Hi, just thought I'd check in--sorry for the silence, etc. It's a combination of the game being a bit larger than I'm used to and me not putting enough time into it, resulting in me having a touch of difficulty catching up. I don't really have anything to add to the analysis, but really--a ticking t...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD: Avatar Empire's
Replies: 294
Views: 20900

Re: XKCD: Avatar Empire's

*Watches hostage video*

"In the vernacular: oh hellz to the no."

Matthias volunteers for a spy mission, preferably followed by a scorched-earth "smoke that mutha" mission.
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32855
Views: 2617860

Re: Forum-Mafia Discussion/Recruitment/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Whistling in the Dark spoiler, for the readers at home and dead people only. Yes, I'm talking to you. Ha. HAHA. Let's see, where should I start? Okay. 1) The thing that I specifically didn't prohibit? I never said that there were only two factions. Three people were smart enough to figu...
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two

MasterOfAll wrote:Play: "the day crucialityfactor died" song (performed to the tune of "American Pie" by Don McLean)

"Waveform encoded. Awaiting trigger event."

MasterOfAll 3 (Vieto, Bulvox, Az)

7 to lynch.
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD: Avatar Empire's
Replies: 294
Views: 20900

Re: XKCD: Avatar Empire's

"Transportation weapons? What do you mean by that: armored vehicles and such, mounted weapons, or weapons designed to teleport matter without covering the intervening distance?"

Also: dispatch a 50-man search party to look for Raphael. Send Donatello to pick up dry-cleaning.
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD: Avatar Empire's
Replies: 294
Views: 20900

Re: XKCD: Avatar Empire's

"Raph? Where the devil have you gone off too, man?" Concerned with the disappearing body-guard, and the mysterious appearance of two new ones, I will have my entourage report for medical screening (and, bugger it, have a wizard look at them too if we have one). Meanwhile, I'll be working o...
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD: Avatar Empire's
Replies: 294
Views: 20900

Re: XKCD: Avatar Empire's

I am naming my bodyguards after the Ninja Turtles, if that's okay.

"Raphael, that's some first-rate work! if we survive this, I'm putting you in for a raise. Where'd you learn to shoot like that, anyway?"

*Continues zapping zombies with Aether*
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD: Avatar Empire's
Replies: 294
Views: 20900

Re: XKCD: Avatar Empire's

GPS system won't do us much good if the base is filled with zombies. I'll leave my researcher helots where they are, and take my body-guards and about 200 helots on a forward strike against the zombies. The other ones should stay and work on base fortifications unless somebody else grabs them up. I'...
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Six Word Stories
Replies: 41
Views: 4055

Re: Six Word Stories

Ah, Douglas Adams, you crazy guy.

Anway, another trilogy. Sort of. Originally.

George wrote:"Shoot through the moon, sir?" "Nah."
George wrote:"Who's your daddy?" *Gasp* "Nowai!"
George wrote:"Muppets blew up my battlestation? GTFO!"
by Matthias
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: XKCD: Avatar Empire's
Replies: 294
Views: 20900

Re: XKCD: Avatar Empire's

De, with this and some of the other work you've done, I think you win the award for "Most Ambitious Forum Games." :) Avatar: Ninefinder A Victorian-era robot with a sharpish bowler hat. A witty character who uses his brains and charm to attract funding and make some nifty gadgets. Class Th...
by Matthias
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Viciously Insult The Person Above You
Replies: 73
Views: 7017

Re: Viciously Insult The Person Above You

Good sir (or madam, as the case may be), I fear that if I were to be gifted with the sum of one million pounds for each intelligent statement you make, I could still ill afford a courtesan more generously endowed than your mother.
by Matthias
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two

I don't do flavor text.[/OOTD]

Just kidding. I love flavor text! Probably.

Also, since I keep forgetting:

MasterOfAll 3 (CF, Bulvox, Az)

Man, everybody's a critic, amirite? 7 to lynch.
by Matthias
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

That's what beta-testing is for.

*Ponders* Plays the Double Song of time to go forward 24 hours. "Error processing wave-form. Tachyon laser safety protocols disengaged." A green beam of light shot out of the ukulele and hit Test Subject Two. A moment later, he had grown a long white beard and a face full of wrinkles. Vie...
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Six Word Stories
Replies: 41
Views: 4055

Re: Six Word Stories

Strictly speaking, that's not a trilogy.

On the other hand: Cool points!
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Six Word Stories
Replies: 41
Views: 4055

Re: Six Word Stories

Eviloatmeal made me laugh. In space!
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Acronym Expansion
Replies: 7
Views: 2590

Re: Acronym Expansion

Men in giant humanoid tanks, yucky monsters of Rita's pot-huffing imagination, now playing over Wifi! Evil returns; Rangers, Assemble! No! Giants! Employ robot shield!

Next up:
Wal-Mart
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Viciously Insult The Person Above You
Replies: 73
Views: 7017

Re: Viciously Insult The Person Above You

Hi guys! Apparently we're supposed to be insulting each other or something. I dunno. Seems kinda pointlessly mean.

*Hugs everybody*
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR ASMODS
Replies: 429
Views: 35050

Re: DEAR ASMODS

tina-mat wrote:U 2

MEWTWO
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two

Yes.
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two

A voice from the amp accompanied the music as Test Subject Four played the ukulele.

"Sinusoidal wave detected. Effects synthesized. Disengaging Graviton Field."

As the song finished, the gravity in the lobby disappeared, and the Test Subjects began to float.
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two

What song are you going to play?
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Night One

MasterOfAll wrote:Hmm, let's see if this give any additional info . . .

Examine: Ukulele of Doom

In this game, would you really expecting directions?

Also: 'Bye, TINS. 'Twas real.
by Matthias
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Night One

Morning came with the sound of doors swooshing open. Thirteen--no, they recounted, twelve --Test Subjects met up in the lobby. Shortly they realized that the person missing was Test Subject Five, There-is-no-spoon. Investigation of his room revealed a swollen and prickle-covered corpse, as well as ...
by Matthias
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Night One

Paranoia. Accusations. Rational discussion of murder, presumably for the greater good of all. The debate among the "test subjects" raged on, until finally the required votes were cast. As the final return key was pressed, the voice from before blared out over the speakers in the lobby onc...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mafia Signups
Replies: 364
Views: 31275

Re: Mafia Signups

MINI: Angels vs. Demons 1. Pepsiblue 2. Entropy 3. Azrael001 (Azrael was the Archangel of death, for your information) 4. Matthias (Matthias was the 13th Apostle, actually) . . 10. 11? 12? I'll be gone for a few days in a few weeks, fair warning. If you're trying to keep it short, though, this, um, ...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR ASMODS
Replies: 429
Views: 35050

Re: DEAR ASMODS

NO U
by Matthias
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day Two
Replies: 378
Views: 27748

Re: Mini: Whistling In the Dark--Day One

Ahem. I wasn't intending to be gone this last couple of days. We've been on communications blackout because somebody died. My on-and-off period won't come for another couple of weeks, which is why I was hoping that the first dead guy--Hi, Cnt!--could hold things over for a few days during that peri...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Princess Bride Mafia GAME OVER, FINALLY.
Replies: 887
Views: 77904

Re: Princess Bride Mafia Day 1 - "Is This A Kissing Book?"

Absent was the 'bot.
Silence--lurking?--took his place.
Summer follows spring.

Internet was down.
Communications blackout.
Fall follows summer.

The strawberry leaves.
I will miss you, dear Bulvox.
Winter follows fall.

It's good to be back.
If only for a few weeks.
Spring follows winter.
by Matthias
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: All the mafia games that are missing are in here
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: All the mafia games that are missing are in here

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