Kyir

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  1. Yeah, I don't think unreliable narrator narratives work unless the story being told is still interesting despite not necessarily being an accurate depiction of events. Both versions of Kvothe are too one-dimensional for me to be particularly interested in any narrative involving them.
  2. In Idle Thumbs 300 (I think) a reader wrote in with descriptions of how they imagined the hosts prior to seeing pictures. Nick was described as possibly being “very muscular” and everyone laughed nervously. I’m glad to see Nick is shaping himself to meet this expectation in the gym.
  3. I have managed to avoid ever seeing a pewdiepie video, and this podcast paints a fascinating picture of who he is and what he does. Are all of his videos just him reacting to events in slow motion? Does he watch stupid stuff happen to people on the streets through unsecured security cameras? The possibilities are endless.
  4. That was not at all obvious to me. I realized some of it was repeated in the episode, but I thought that was a stylistic choice by Nick. I made a similar assumption about the audio quality. This is what happens when everything because a self-referential vortex! Honestly, I think my illusion is a much better reality.
  5. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    All the daily challenges have been great lately. The last one I did gave one relic after each normal enemy encounter instead of giving you a card choice. I think I had something like 34 of them by the time I won, and some extremely amusing combinations. I've been making some progress in ascensions, but the dailies are definitely my favorite part of the game right now.
  6. I really wish I had the same experience with Into the Breach. I'm not sure what about it failed to get its claws into me, since I generally like turn-based strategy type things, but after beating the game the first time I just lost all motivation to go back into it. Sea of Thieves seems rad though.
  7. Somewhat related to the particular content of this episode: I feel like the lyrics to Andrew WK's song "Break the Curse" really captures the many axes of the Idle Thumbs podcast. Curses, tricks, and scams are fundamental elements at this point.
  8. I think since possession of the wine bottle comes with immortality, the sommelier should also be forced to live forever. After thousands of years they might just beg you to drink the wine and free them from the hellish existence that their own genie wish has forced them into.
  9. Slay the Spire: Gettin' Spired

    I wish there was some possibility of winnowing down the card pool after it's been unlocked. I feel like most of the cards for Silent have just polluted the card pool and reduced the change of getting stuff I actually enjoy playing (poisons, mostly.) Also, Ironclad is way easier to win with.
  10. I can't help but hear Lore Lord Bean as "Warlord Bean," who I think has a very different backstory.
  11. Idle Thumbs Streams

    Backseating Nick is one of the great joys of life. Don't give up.
  12. Recently completed video games

    I beat Celeste (late to the game, apparently) and all but one of the B-Side levels. It seems like kind of a shame that a lot of the best platforming is hidden behind some secrets that can be a bit obtuse to find. Good music throughout, though a few of the remixes have been a bit iffy for me comparatively. The story's another one of those things about emotions I have to deal with in life, and it's really never been interesting for me to see fiction about it. 2018 has been a pretty good game year so far.
  13. Recently completed video games

    Your last spoiler will be answered for you in the near future (or at least my questions were all wrapped up nicely for me at the end.) Again, I can't disagree more about Black's storyline, but character preference is just one of those things. I spent another 7 hours today finding chests / doing extra bosses / challenge mode, and I stand by my 2018 GOTY statement.
  14. Recently completed video games

    I firmly disagree (as it seems clear I would from my initial post.) The bosses aren't wildly out of line with the platforming in my experience, though they are a bit harder. The last few bosses are probably noticeably harder, but they're the last bosses so I approve. People are going to disagree as much on writing as they do on comparative difficulty too obviously, but I found the characters to be extremely charming, the dialogue to be amusing, and the overall plot twisty enough to keep my attention. It's definitely better writing than anything else I've played in a long time, especially when Agent Black is concerned (who I would probably put as one of my top few favorite game characters of all time?) With how stale the characterization in most games I've played in the last few years has been, I would be shocked if anything that does it better comes out any time soon.
  15. Recently completed video games

    I bought Iconoclasts, sat down and played it for 13 hours, straight and now I'm left with the gnawing sensation that I already beat the best game that will come out in 2018. It's good stuff.