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@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)


@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!


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#821 Caldwin



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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:11 PM

*pout* Well, I'll be over here in the corner with my vanilla Switch.
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#822 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 09:37 PM

Ain't nothing wronh with vanilla... but it really is the difference between ordering off a menu and a buffet.
Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 03:16 PM

*Casts Raise Dead on the Topic*


So I'm currently doing my yearly "Let's try to complete Skyrim's Main Quest/DLC" (9th Annual!) run...and I'm actually going to be able to check the Thieves Guild quest off the list! And despite being a 9 year old title, I've actually kept myself relatively spoiler free when it comes to the meat and potatoes of the Thieves Guild story too. Oh the high beats I all know after this time, but the hows and whys I've succeeded in keeping it vague.



And boy do I have some observations about it that I'm not going to bother to spoil because it's been 9 years.



So the Thieves Guild quests just aren't very good, are they? Outside the East Empire Company Warehouse, I didn't feel too much like a thief. I know Devin and Vex give out the actual thieving assignments, but I didn't really expect the iconic thief stuff to be relegated to Radiant Busy Work while the principle quest feels disjointed and tonally all over the place. One minute I'm Indiana Jones and the next minute I'm a small fry Dark Brotherhood member killing Bandits who are inexplicably used in certain locations to denote the fact I can kill these NPCs without penalty.


And now I'm nearing the end of things. Mercer Fray's run off with the Guild loot (...but why?) and plans to steal the Eyes of the Falmer (The what? Is this relevant?). To stop him, I have to become a Daedric Power Ranger, apparently.


Seriously, the Grey Fox stuff in Oblivion was interesting in that Nocturnal was only tangentially involved due to the Grey Fox stealing her hood in the first place. But the idea that Nocturnal's been recruiting Thieves Guild members to be Power Rangers is...baffling. Like, the Companions being Werewolves makes more sense then this plot device. And speaking of the Companions, at least in that quest chain you have the option to say no to becoming a Werewolf. Yeah the Companions story just...stops...if you do so but you aren't railroaded into it. The Nightingale stuff you literally cannot say no too, despite the fact you are expressly told you bind your soul to a Daedric Lord with this action.


I mean, I owe Fray for trying to gut me like a fish but I'm not sure my Imperial Dragonborn is comfortable with making a pact with a literal demon to do so.



I also like the fact the Thieves Guild turns Calecemo in Markarth into the foremost authority on the Falmer, despite the fact the rest of the game insists he's the Dwemer expert. I mean there's room for overlap there, but I have to laugh when his understanding of Falmer language came from a "Rosetta Stone" I have to make a rubbing of. And the reason I'm laughing is because there's zero build up or indication of such a thing prior to you getting to that room. Much in the same way there's a Bandit Hideout inside a Warehouse of the East Empire Company. Or, in addition to the established NPC guarding Mercer's residence in Riften, it's also home to a handful of Bandits that the established guardian of the property fails to mention to you.


It's been a hot decade since I did Oblivion's Thieves Guild quest chain, but I remember being surprised at the final mission there having as much combat as it did since that wasn't a thing for Thieves Guild quests up to that point. And I've run through Morrowind recently enough to know combat was never much of a factor in THAT Thieves Guild run.


I mean, none of Skyrim's Guilds really impressed, story-wise but at least the Dark Brotherhood and College of Winterhold stories build to an appropriate climax with what came before. Even the Companions quest chain did that, and prior to doing the Thieves Guild I was convinced the Companions shipped in a incomplete state and was only ever really there to grant the player the ability to become a Werewolf. Now I'm thinking the Companions was working as intended, and the Thieves Guild story was the early rough draft turned final product due to time crunch.


Outside the fact Fray literally stabbed me, I have zero reason to give a damn about anything happening in this entire guild's story. Oh and now I'm a Daedric Power Ranger. Because when I think Thief, I think cosmic powers granted by Zordon Nocturnal.

Edited by Rust, 20 February 2020 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:05 PM

I haven't played Skyrim in a while. I think Bethesda as a whole has just soured on me. Skyrim was fun, don't get me wrong. But with games like Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XIV...Skyrim just feels like its showing it's age.

I did do Thieves Guild, but mostly as a way to level my stealth skills and for some of the synergy that you get working both 5he thieves guild and the dark brotherhood.

Companions remains my favorite simply because I love being a werewolf and Aela has been my wife 3 out of 3 playthroughs.

Still pretty much done with Skyrim over all.
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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:09 PM

Never bothered to have a wife or children in Skyrim. Maybe I'll change that this go around. Not sure who I'd marry, if I'm going to be honest. Maybe Saadia, the barmaid in Whiterun? I did save her from those Al'kir Assassins after all...

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 05:34 PM

And now I present the Skyrim Thieves Guild quest...entirely without context:



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Posted 22 February 2020 - 03:20 PM



Ironbite-it's true but LoL.


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Posted 23 February 2020 - 04:16 PM

Finally wrapped up Skyrim's main quest after 9 years.


Nothing kind of takes the punch out of a final confrontation quite like a weapon with the enchantment (from a mod) that reduces Armor Rating by double digits (63 to be exact) for 10 seconds each swing. And yes, that does stack.


Combine that with Dragonrend and pretty much every Dragon goes down in seconds.

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