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@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!


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#41 Caldwin

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:07 AM

I love how controls are different for each console (read sarcasm). Even between PS3 and PS4, I had a hell of a time just trying to figure out how to wait.
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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:57 PM

Okay, so... I started a new game, and used "alternate start" to make myself a warlocks thrall. I wake up in a cave, with one guy who knows I'm there and doesn't care because he thinks I'm under his mind control.

 

So I grab the wood axe and plant it in the back of his head. End of warlock. I have no idea how long I've been in this cave, or what he made me do...or what he did to me (cause I did something else I've never done in skyrim before: played a female character.), so I decide I'm going to extract literally everything I can from this forsaken hole in the ground.

 

I wind up with a lot of alchemical ingredients... and there's an alchemy table right there, AND a guide to herbs and plants on the shelf. So, I try it. I have enough in there to not only make five good potions (3 restore stamina and 2 restore mana.) but to experiment some too. I'm having fun playing with potions!

 

Satisfied with my work, and a new hobby, I leave the cave to find that I'm north of riften. I start running around collecting anything and everything I can find, and wind up in shors stone. And the adventure has only just begun...



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:06 PM

SOOOOoooooo

Last Stop, a local 2nd hand store for Books, Games, Movies, and Music, got their hands on a bunch of Anime.  So I mozied on over to check it out.  Found myself Ghost in the shell, Vampire hunder D: Bloodlust, Attack on Titan: pt2, the Rune Soldiers box set....

And the official Game Guide to Skyrim.

Almost forgot to scope out the basement to check their guides.  I'm glad I did.  ^__^


Okay, so... I started a new game, and used "alternate start" to make myself a warlocks thrall. I wake up in a cave, with one guy who knows I'm there and doesn't care because he thinks I'm under his mind control.

Alternate start you say?  What is this and how can I find it?


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

It's a mod and you can find it on the mod page. OR the Nexus

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:46 PM

I recommend using the nexus mod manager. The program, and website are both free to use (with registration, which is absolutely free.) and there's literally thousands of mods you can much around with. Currently less on the special edition, but all the popular stuff is making it's way over.

 

But using nexus also comes with bonus integration for stuff like "loot" (load order optimization tool. It helps keeps the game running smoothly and as crash free as possible while running hundreds of mods.) and SKSE (skyrim script extender. A must have executable for some of the more advanced mods.).

 

Alternate start literally needs nothing else, but adds to the experience nicely without killing the vanilla start outright. Go ahead and download it, start a new character and check it out. I usually go with either shipwrecked, attacked and left for dead, or warlock's thrall. but you need to be careful with the first two: as you can be dumped on solstheim with those.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:56 AM

Well... things haven't been going smoothly.

- got sucked into building additional characters before making much progress.
- got sucked into re-building the same characters due to nit-picky reasons.... be it that I found out about something listed below, to accidentally not naming the char, to realizing EVERYONE has fire.  X(

But yeah, I got...
- Nikitis, the Ork, with her alternating between two maces or a sheild and an axe on Mele.  She managed to level up BEFORE escaping the caves
- Malekeith, the dark-elf assasin with two Imperial swords he took from the jerks who tried to cut his head off.
- Lilliana, the dark-elf who I'mma thinking is going to be a necromancer (or a sith... she has palpatines complexion)
- Katarine, the Imperial who likes to BURN THINGS.

Messed up with dargo... gonna rebuild.  He's gonna have two-handed weapons




Found out about these two books, that you have to head out to get BEFORE heading to Riverbend.  You had to go back to the smoldering dragon party, take the gate to your left, and take the left fork.  Go up the road and you'll find a Kitty caravan that's been raided, and the bandits are still hanging about.  The wiki said that they won't attack you until you loot the wreckage, but each time I've gone up they've attacked me on site.  Aside from some sweet heavy armor that can be picked off their corpses... there is a book in one of the carts that gives you a boost to your speech.

Keep going up the road and turn off to follow the side of a cliff, and you'll find a wolves den... with two angry wolves.  Kill and skin them, and in the den you'll find a dead lady with a book on Armor, and a coin purse.

NOW... your probably over-encumbered at this point, fortunately the Stormcloak camp is just to the left of the caravan... or at least it will be once you go to Riverbend.  But, for some reason, the Cloak's quartermaster is preemptively hanging about.  Plus the cart has a box in the back for you to load stuff into if you don't want to slowly scale a cliff.

Remember, you NEED TO GO HERE FIRST!  You go to Riverbend, and the books vanish.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

btw... which is the best side to join up with?  Stormcloaks or the Empire?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:35 PM

Well: one side will divide the empire and create massive weakness the thalmor can exploit, the other is status quo. Neither are really all that great.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:36 PM

Well: one side will divide the empire and create massive weakness the thalmor can exploit, the other is status quo. Neither are really all that great.

So, it's a No-win.... Not an NCR/Ceasers Legion thing.

Also... how in blazes do you zoom in with your crossbow?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

Get a perk.

 

Also the Civil War storyline is really really really dumb.  Honestly they should've New Vegased it and given us the agency to become High King of Skyrim.  After all all Ulric can do is use one Shout.  We've got an entire vocabulary to hug him up with.

 

Ironbite-oh you can us Fus?  Here's Ro and Dah for your troubles bitch.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

So, more blindly trying to shoot things.

My acheivements on the bow include pissing off a bear repeatedly, wounding a fox that got away, chasing an elk towards wolves.

My only glory is the one-hit kill of an elk this morning.  Of course, I kinda accidentally put Nikitis is rage-mode.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

My first play through I went with Stormcloaks. Second time I went with Empire. I like Stormcloaks because you storm the cities instead of defending. I just like laying siege and killing everyone.

But story wise, they both suck. You're either fighting for the people who tried to chop your head off at Helgen, or you're fighting for the people who tried to kill you while escaping Helgen.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:13 PM

My first play through I went with Stormcloaks. Second time I went with Empire. I like Stormcloaks because you storm the cities instead of defending. I just like laying siege and killing everyone.

But story wise, they both suck. You're either fighting for the people who tried to chop your head off at Helgen, or you're fighting for the people who tried to kill you while escaping Helgen.

Depends who you followed out of Helgen.  Follow the cloak, and you get better armor, and you get to kill that chick who ordered you to the block.

BTW... what's up with your MLP sig?  He looks... cray-cray


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

It's...a long story.

In the RP, my character used to have a move that took away HP from an enemy while giving me HP. I took the vampire symbolism a bit too literally and had my character bite an enemy. I've...toned him down a bit since then.

But then Fnu did his comic interpretation of the scene and...well...*points to the avatar*
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:47 PM

 

Well: one side will divide the empire and create massive weakness the thalmor can exploit, the other is status quo. Neither are really all that great.

So, it's a No-win.... Not an NCR/Ceasers Legion thing.

Also... how in blazes do you zoom in with your crossbow?

 

Okay... so... my post was mostly ideological in nature. I've never actually done a playthrough where I joined either side. I support the empire... but not enough to join the legion. And frankly, the stormcloaks are entirely too "vive la quebec libre" for my liking.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:46 AM

So, my Emperial brat got done with the bandits, books, and speech-boosting, was heading down the trail incinerating a fox, when this lady ran up.  She wanted to know directions because she just escaped her kidnappers, and after I did so, she thanked me, told me where they where, and suggested I take care of them, and marked them on my map before running off.

Thing is, I can't remember where presactly.  I think she said 'whiterun' or 'Mistwatch', and there's no mission posted for it.

Anybody know what I'm talking 'bout?


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:56 AM

Well, since whiterun is a major city, and mistwatch is a bandit outpost on the main road to falkreath... I would guess mistwatch.

 

Edit: and you might have a mission note for it under "miscellaneous" in your journal.

 

Edit again: hold on a tic, I think the name of the raider outpost in falkreath (on the road between falkreath and helgen.) is called pinewatch... So I might be entirely wrong here.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:17 AM

No it's Mistwatch and it's where you said it is

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

Yay! My memory isn't that bad!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:57 AM

Kay.  Well, I saved and went back, but instead of the lady, I found a dead trader with a pick-axe, an tiara, and a note about finding an axe.  This char doesn't use axes...but the tiara is nice.

Then I went the wrong way, and found a shrine with dead-people and wolves.  Had one guy in special magical armor.  Found better stuff when I got to where I was supposed to be.

And cooked up some awesome stuff with that leek.

Now.... only i I could figgure out alchemy.


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