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About twmac

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    Changed, finally
  • Birthday 05/01/1980

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  • Biography
    I've travelled and lived in England, Portugal, Poland, Thailand and Canada.
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    Rock Climbing, Drinking, Films
  • Occupation
    Working in the Games Industry in QA for over 13 years
  • Favorite Games
    Speed Ball 2, Chaos Engine, Any Sonic Game, most things that involve Sega, except Worms.

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  1. Idle Fiction Jam - Rumours and Hearsay

    So, coming back to this after 2 years feels appropriate. I've been working on a piece called 'Dance of the Loot Goblin' which is about a video games tournament and also 'In my head I was degrading' which I won't say too much but I need to do a bunch of work around understanding Buddhism's perspective on the afterlife and how scholars might feel about the aftelife and afterdeath. I know this thread died but I was really enjoying it.
  2. Movie/TV recommendations

    I now feel bad, because I had completely forgotten about the son.
  3. Movie/TV recommendations

    I guess I am one of the few people that actually liked Season 2. Colin Farrel is great in it, I actually think he is great in most things he does but he had that Leonardo Di Caprio period where he was too much of a heart throb for people's tastes. Sure, it isn't the tour de force of Season 1 but I found the interplay between the four main characters really compelling, even if Taylor Kitsch remains flat as always, it actually works for him. I know the idle thumbs crew did not like that shoot out, but the brutality of it left me breathless as this wild explosion in the middle of a very slow build up. Even Vince Vaughn in the desert was really cool. Also, I am a huge Masherhala Ali fan, it has been a delight watching the slight awkward stereotype in Predators blossom through shows like 3800 and House of Cards.
  4. The Good Place

    I wanted to find a Bruce Willis in Looper gif as a response, but Cleinhun was much nicer about it.
  5. Recently completed video games

    I recently finished My Memories of Us. It is an interesting story around the Warsaw Uprising - the story beats are the best parts and I help that the collectibles encourage people to research it more. Most people see Poland as the country that housed the concentration camps and not really much else. I got a review of it on Gamecritics
  6. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    I've been here for 14 years also, and stuck with it even when it went quiet last time. Like an old man, sitting on his porch, watching a Tornado, I will remain until the (hopefully not) bitter end. Again, these have been informative forums for me, I can see a different person having gone to Neo Gaf or somewhere else and ended up a more terrible person than I am now. I value that my effusive post about Dan Ryckert turned into a long thread about why Dan Ryckert is terrible as it helped me re-evaluate a lot of thoughts and grow quite a bit (hopefully at a more accelerated level than Dan). I remember the first time I drunk posted on here and used a whole string of expletives and someone calmly posted 'Dude, no, don't do that', and I don't think I ever did again. And I remember being surprised when I decided to load up the second episode of the Idle Thumbs podcast a week after it had been released and found myself laughing out loud.
  7. Life

    Yeah, I've been here for a couple of years - but there are some old timers who have been here for two of the coups that reinstated the monarch as the lead figure head of the country.
  8. Life

    In a related note, this just got posted a few days ago: You can go to jail for 15 years for this kind of stuff in Thailand
  9. The Good Place

    My interest had been waning on The Good Place Season 3, it didn't seem to have the same punch as the first two seasons (it was a 7/10 versus the first two seasons being 9/10) but that last episode has got me back on board and retroactively made the setup of the first 4 episodes more interesting. I am impressed over and over again by the writing and vision of this show.
  10. Monster Hunter World

    I've been waiting for this game to come to a platform I could play it on for ten years... I tried it and did not like it at all. I was very saddened by that.
  11. Life

    I don't even like animals all that much (very allergic) but those are good cat pictures
  12. Recently completed video games

    I keep trying to arrange Co-Op to play through Sniper Elite 4 as, for me, that is the way I love to play them.
  13. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    If you didn't like Majin, you aren't going to like their games. Majin probably has the most polish. Knights Contract is good but punishing. The first boss in particular is pretty rough.
  14. Life

    Yeah, thanks, I would say it was a shame that we broke up but the last 2 years have buried anything good that was in the relationship into the dirt.
  15. The Asian Film Thread

    Yeah, definitely, they have similar energetic pacing.