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  1. IT and the forum are very formative for me, so much so that I don’t think I’m ever gonna stop checking in routinely. It is sort of a bummer not having new pods, though.


    I noticed that the last post in the anime thread was made half a year ago, and it was a new user boldly declaring that Spirited Away is the best anime of all time. So I feel like he kinda closed the book there; anime is over forever.


    Random memories: 

    -burning down the wolfman (the pax episode) is the single best episode of idle thumbs. 


    -at some point the podcast had a hectic five-person lineup, which was I think eventually toned down because it alienated some listeners. I thought it was hilarious.


    -“the idle thumbs podcast” series of episodes with gaynor  and eventually Sean might be my favorite stretch of the show. funny and informative with anecdotes and critical wisdom that I have ingrained in my memory. 


    -I was 13 when I discovered idle thumbs and I found it by randomly googling “video games podcast”. I am not lying

  2. I started watching Yu Yu Hakusho again and it brings me great joy.


    This show and similar throwback shonen like Inuyasha have this crude vulnerable masculinity aesthetic that really gets me, despite all the dumb shit that they otherwise do. The characters and macro-level story beats all have this shade of romance to them. The show's first big bad, Toguro, has this simple but charming love backstory that serves as his motivation, but you have to keep in mind that this dude is just kind of hilarious looking. I had friends in middle school who would doodle guys that looked like Toguro. This whole show is a weird juxtaposition of things that make it really fun to watch. Though, it's strange how certain characters like fox pretty-boy Kurama are rendered with such strong shades of femininity, and yet all the actual women characters in the show lack any depth at all.




    I'm watching the Funimation dub, which I'm very confident is superior to the original version, even though I've never seen the original version. Funny, considering Yusuke is voiced by Nozomu Sasaki (literally TETSUO from AKIRA) in the Japanese version, and Justin Cook (some 19 year old, at the time) in the English version. The dub is so Funimation in every way, there are so many off the wall references and 4th wall breaks, but I couldn't imagine anyone sounding any different. I say this even for Genkai, who is literally just Frieza the whole show, and Botan, who has a dumb made up British accent.


    I'm like 70 episodes in at this point, much farther past anything I actually saw as a kid. I was a bit worried because it seems like the general consensus is that the show starts jumping shark after shark past the Dark Tournament saga, but I'm honestly enjoying Chapter Black even more right now. The premise of this saga is that there exists a VHS tape called Chapter Black that is just a compilation of all of mankind's worst atrocities, which actually is compelling to me? It's weird and goofy, something you'd read on like /x/, but this is 1992 and it feels like a really forward-thinking premise to me. Also introduced in Chapter Black is this concept of human psychics and psychic territories, which is... new and inventive? In a show about spirit weapons and fighting. I'm genuinely impressed at how this show basically restructured its fight-scene DNA halfway through.


    The English-version OP is also for sure top 5 all-time.

  3. played through all of fall in the colony, nothing big until a warg pack invaded!


    still not feeling as devastated as i usually am in my other colony attempts, but ill see what happens with these wargs tomorrow or something. if i make it out ok, i'll probably ramp up to cassandra superhard or even randy superhard


    any other suggestions on what i should do?

  4. started up the new save and played the first season,  you can find my pictures here:


    i was wondering why the game was going so smoothly, and then realized it was default set to cassandra rough. I usually play on cass challenge, and the difference was really noticeable. shots hit way more frequently and raiders die way faster. i have yet to have a single colonist injured. I didn't change it to challenge because i assumed everyone was playing on the same difficulty.

  5. I beat the game and it was really good.


    QC reminds me of Portal 1, as a game that explores both a really novel puzzle mechanic and a story told in really small bursts. I honestly wish this game were longer, because you only get a few chances to showcase everything you've internalized into one sequence. I had a lot of trouble on the last sky elevator level, and tried it at least a dozen times. By the end I was basically speedrunning it.


    Super excited to create some levels.

  6. Right but what Jake was asking is, where does the actual liquid cash come from? Like, are kids actually losing money? Or are they mainly just losing skins they obtained without sinking cash into them?


    A mixture of both. Some are surely only losing the skins that they've accrued over playing time/trading and nothing more, which amounts to under a hundred dollars at most by itself.


    It's hard to know for sure the breakdown of where kids are getting the money, but (hopefully) only a small amount of them are in the category of "see this video, become instilled with false hope, drop 100 bucks off of moms credit card and lose it all". Many are using a combination of real money, drops and smart trading to build huge inventories out of a small starting amount.


    EDIT: I wanna also mention that, despite what it sounds like above, there are still a significant amount of people who are $100+ high rollers in CSGOLotto. I wasn't familiar with this particular site, and it seems to be a smaller community aimed at wayyy more ambitious players, with bigger payouts. 

  7. Homestuck actually finished yesterday, exactly 7 years after it started, with a relatively quiet release instead of the kind of massive server-crashing update that would have happened near 2011. I actually feel a little sad that I (as well as everyone else except the hardhardcore fandom) care less about this now, after 3+ years of nothing but extended hiatuses. I think I was also generally worn out from how hard it became to enjoy the source material itself. I initially liked HS because it was really funny, inventive and rewarding if you paid close attention to every detail. Then the meta-jokes became meta-meta jokes, and I felt dumb for even trying to follow the 6 different versions of a character running around.


    The ending itself was still pretty good, but I say that with only a general idea of what was going on. I am interested to see how the series lives on, or whether it will still have a new audience in 5 years, given that the entire thing can be binged in full.


    Rereading it is actually something I would like to do if I wasn't afraid of shattering my perceived nostalgia for the first 4 acts. Will probably just keep those memories where they are, intact. 

  8. Socializing initially annoyed me, as it felt like time I could have been doing other things, but as that's progressed I've generally found it to be pretty enjoyable.


    Much like real life.


    I'm in kind of a rut after getting married. I'm still chasing certain bundles but there isn't much of a motivation for me to do much, like going into that new cave. I wish year 2 had some narrative thing going on to propel me forward.

  9. Second: The submarine/bombs/sharks scene was so incredibly dark. Has Pixar ever come as close to portraying actual, non cartoonish war before or afterwards?


    That scene still kinda bums me out more than it entertains, being that its an addict relapsing and then blowing up basically.

  10. I thought the exact opposite by the absence of Farcry 2 talk. If anything, you guys should get sobriety coins for abstaining so long. Proud of yall.



    Also, man, Nick turning Stardew Valley into Depression Quest 2: Skip Work and Eat Bread in Bed was rough to listen to...


    In the second release by indie studio Campo Santo, Farmwatch lets you play as Nick Breckon, a man who escapes his troubling life as a video game developer by taking care of a shitty farm.

  11. At some point a year or two ago I broke my black iPhone 4, and replaced it with a white iPhone 4 that a family member gave to me. I'm irrationally averse to iTunes and never bother syncing or updating my phone, so I wiped the new one and kind of just rebuilt my contacts by whoever was important in my life at the time.


    I eventually also dropped that white phone and broke it, and switched back to the black phone that I had gotten a new screen for. I've done this at least 4 times, and have been alternating between two different phones when one breaks. Essentially, entire seasons of my life exist on separate devices, and there are holes in both from when I was using the other device. I switched back to the old phone recently, and it's weird to see all the text archives to people I don't talk to anymore. One phone has the entire text history of me and an ex girlfriend. Even the wallpapers and icon arrangement evoke a really strange kind of nostalgia for me. 


    I should just start using phone cases.