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by kwub
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 47335

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Having only ever watched gay porn, this comic made absolutely no sense to me until reading the explanations posted here.
by kwub
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
Replies: 32
Views: 5372

Re: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow

The plot was poorly paced, the style was distracting, the message was overly polemic, the dialogue was in turn banal or ludicrous, the characters were shallow, and the ending was utterly contrived. That said, I loved Little Brother , and since I first read it last year I've been distributing PDF cop...
by kwub
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The best realised universe
Replies: 64
Views: 10431

Re: The best realised universe

I'm honestly going to have to go with Jordan's Randland. Despite my major misgivings about his style, pacing, plot disunity, obsessive (and even magically "justified") overusage of deus ex machina , and so forth, the world of Wheel of Time is simply the most geographically detailed, cultur...
by kwub
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Who would win? [all VG villains]
Replies: 52
Views: 11349

Re: Who would win? [all VG villains]

God. Think every SMT ever.
However, if we're judging by standards of sheer awesomeness, actual power notwithstanding, it's gotta be either Shodan or GLaDOS. Homicidal AIs ftw.
by kwub
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo
Replies: 85
Views: 34924

Re: Malcom Reynolds vs Han solo

River Tam goes batshit insane. Kills them both effortlessly.
by kwub
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Halo vs Star Wars
Replies: 173
Views: 89441

Re: Halo vs Star Wars

If we are to assume that this war takes place in the SWG, then the Flood win hands down. The Yuuzhan Vong made short work of the vast majority of sentient beings throughout the galaxy, Jedi included, and the Flood are vastly more threatening than the Vong could ever hope to be. If we are to assume t...
by kwub
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movie Mashups
Replies: 22
Views: 5871

Re: Movie Mashups

Trek Wars Episode IV: The Undiscovered Galaxy The crew of the Enterprise hits a strange energy cloud while traveling through subspace and is flung beyond the reaches of the Milky Way galaxy while simultaneously experiencing a bizarre temporal flux. Instantly the ship's crew finds themselves under he...
by kwub
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Proud To Be Miss Cellanean!
Replies: 300
Views: 39475

Re: Proud To Be Miss Cellanean!

Proud to be a western Pennsylvanian! - Most beautiful woodlands in the US. - Moderate temperature, summers are rarely too hot and winters are rarely too cold. - The Jersey shore is only a short drive away. - Really awesome old-school towns that are a blast to explore. - Christmas in Bethlehem (w00t!...
by kwub
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that influenced you as a child
Replies: 21
Views: 4247

Re: Books that influenced you as a child

The Hobbit was the earliest full-sized book I remember reading (around six or so), and it's remained one of my all-time favorites ever since. I'd have to say that the most influential books on my early development were The Giver, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (believe it or not), Ender's Game, and ...
by kwub
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7663

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

Some games have genuine narrative appeal, and some don't. I don't dislike Tetris due to its lack of plot, and I don't think I'll object to The Force unleashed failing to stay in step with Lucas' cinematic vision. Amen. Besides which, my opinion of Lucas's "cinematic vision" is not at a pa...
by kwub
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Replies: 120
Views: 13001

Re: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

It's funnier how Parker ends up more evil than the subjects of his revenge. Barker? Does he? I hardly saw has that had anything to with the story. "They all deserve to die/Tell you why, Mrs. Lovett, tell you why/Because in all of the whole human race Mrs. Lovett there are two kinds of men and ...
by kwub
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Childhood Films (Merged:Movies that nerds loved)
Replies: 80
Views: 8748

Re: Favorite Childhood Films

Holy crap, I forgot about Fievel Goes West. That movie bloody RULED, so much better than the first (which was complete shit, to be honest).
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83566

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

As you said, the Great Old Ones are not exactly a viable option if I have intentions of surviving to actually play the game. As for Baron Samedi, I don't buy all his hocus pocus bulshit, and Loki has already had enough opportunity to royally screw me (last I heard he was sipping margaritas in the Ca...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Childhood Films (Merged:Movies that nerds loved)
Replies: 80
Views: 8748

Re: Favorite Childhood Films

Hook, Rescuers Down Under, Empire Strikes Back, Short Circuit, The Lion King, Not Quite Human, and The Princess Bride were probably my absolute favorites. God alone knows what I saw in NQH.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield [CONTAINS SPOILERS]
Replies: 144
Views: 15195

Re: Cloverfield [CONTAINS SPOILERS]

I found Cloverfield to be the film equivalent of a well-designed rollercoaster. You pay an incredibly inappropriate sum of money to spend a few brief moments being tossed about at high velocities on a meaningless journey with a destination to absolutely nowhere while experiencing several remarkably ...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83566

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

Potentially? I'd just want to know how many. I mean, I'm comfortable with sacrificing Wyoming on the altar of Microprose should it insure a Master of Magic 2. I have considered selling my soul to Satan for such an arrangement, but thus far my every attempt to contact him has been thwarted by unwiel...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161994

Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

Not many, by this topic's standards. My regulars (read: those I check about every day or so) are Penny Arcade, XKCD, Order of the Stick, and Cyanide & Happiness. Every now and then I'll catch up on Questionable Content, and about once a year I will pore through the 8-Bit Theater archives. I get ...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83566

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

- In that vein, Master of Magic is still one of the only games to ever give Civilization a run for its money (at least if you can deal with the glitches). The patch (which is hard to find these days, but it's out there) fixes every issue I ever came across in the game, turning it into sweet, sweet ...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Greatest Movie Ever?
Replies: 223
Views: 26989

Re: Greatest Movie Ever?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Lord of the Rings trilogy (specifically Return of the King), hoping not to sound like a conformist douche.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Replies: 120
Views: 13001

Re: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Jesse wrote:I have the soundtrack for this.


God yes. "A Little Priest" is rapidly ascending the ranks of my iTunes "Most Played" list.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7663

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

There are good Star Wars games, but there's a lot more chaf than wheat. I'd say it's about equal, and most of the "chaff" was released years ago on the PS1 or was one of the direct movie tie-ins (which are generally either fairly standard or above par for video games). I'd say that on the...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 217405

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

A lightsaber would be pretty bloody awesome, but in the absence of uninvented technology I would have to make do with a heavy maul or a really sturdy baseball bat, assuming that a sawed-off shotgun with unlimited ammo is not a viable option.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Hardships of Playing MMOs with Friends
Replies: 17
Views: 2391

Re: The Hardships of Playing MMOs with Friends

My MMO experience is quite the reverse. My friends and I always end up teaming up to screw everyone else over, and never each other.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: favorite dungeons and dragons class
Replies: 142
Views: 15069

Re: favorite dungeons and dragons class

Sorceror or Wizard. Might may not make right, but Isaac's Greater Missile Storm sure does.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo 3 fucked up my ability to play Halo 2
Replies: 15
Views: 2341

Re: Halo 3 fucked up my ability to play Halo 2

I seem to have experienced the same benefit from the shift. I was never more than decent-to-good at Halo 2, but I've been dominating since the first week of Halo 3. I consider it a terrible match if I don't get more than one Killing Frenzy.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Red Dragon Inn
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: The Red Dragon Inn

Ohshit, a failure on my Will save against Dominate Mind is forcing me to buy this. Goddamnit, I can't afford more crap right now.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83566

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

- Tetris , in virtually any iteration, is still the best puzzle game ever made. - Warcraft 3 is probably the most fun and balanced RTS ever made as far as I'm concerned, and still holds up above everything else that's been released in the years since. - Little can compare to Heroes of Might and Magi...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed
Replies: 66
Views: 7663

Re: Star Wars: The Farce Unleashed

Probably because Lucasarts don't make good games anymore. They're flogging the dead bantha Star Wars with foaming mouths. How many Star Wars games have there been? How many were any good? X-Wing (maybe), KotOR (not the second) and Dark Forces/Jedi Knight. However, there's a lot of idiots out in the...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Worst Peripheral You Have Ever Purchased
Replies: 76
Views: 7185

Re: Worst Peripheral You Have Ever Purchased

I have terrifying memories of this massive battery-devouring, eye-burning, child-crushing, color-churning, gravity-casting hippopotamus of a device that allowed me to play Sega Master System games "on the go." I think it was called Game Gear or some shit like that.
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Silent Hill Series.... and Planks.
Replies: 45
Views: 7718

Re: God DAMMIT, Silent Hill Two Guy!

Common characteristic of Silent Hill protagonists: They tend to be mildly suicidal, or at least incredibly apathetic vis-a-vis their own survival. Heather, in SH3, was kindof an exception to that rule, but it's incredibly true of the first two heroes. In other words, he's not doing clearly idiotic ...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 35797

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

For the life of me, I could never choose between the two series. I'm not going to pretend that I enjoyed the Halo campaigns anywhere near the same extent as those of the Half-Lifes, but I'm also not going to pretend that Team Fortress 2 entertains me in a way remotely comparable to Halo 3's online p...
by kwub
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Windows is Free?
Replies: 72
Views: 9303

Re: Windows is Free?

Apparently the Mac users are of little voice here in comparison to those of Windows and Linux, unless they have simply chosen (probably wisely) to stay out of this humorous little scrimmage. Personally, having switched primarily to Mac about a year ago (and uninstalled Windows XP via Boot Camp about...
by kwub
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Replies: 120
Views: 13001

Re: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

After watching this I knew instantly that it was one of my favorite movies ever . I've been a huge fan of the play ever since I first saw it, and Burton did an absolutely masterful job of transferring it to the big screen. Depp was a surprisingly competent singer, and oh my god his ACTING. Everyone ...
by kwub
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 272019

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

When I was about nine or so I read this bizarre semi-horror children's fantasy novel (not exactly a large genre) relating the story of three (at least I think it was only three) English children who meet a unicorn and are given some sort of magical spear. The plot had to do with some alternate fanta...
by kwub
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)
Replies: 69
Views: 17712

Re: Cthulhu! (Well, Lovecraft in general)

I don't know if I've necessarily ever read a "well-written" horror story. The most famous authors in history of the genre tend to communicate fear almost entirely through frightening concepts which overcome their messy (or bland) writing styles. From Poe to Lovecraft to King, I have always...
by kwub
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse
Replies: 100
Views: 11798

Re: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse

Definitely Discworld; Pratchett's sense of humor only ripens with age. Song of Ice and Fire continues to get more awesome with each passing entry (yes, even FFC), and OSC's Bean series only grew more intense and more brilliantly paced. Harry Potter generally got better and better, although I did pre...

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