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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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Raft; like water world but actually good.


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:01 PM

Today, I added yet another beta released survival game to my library. Raft. The tale of waking up on a 2mX2m plank of wood floating on plastic with nothing more than a hook, and scavenging from an ocean of garbage.

 

Yes, literally.

 

So far I've managed to burn through three hooks, two fishing rods, and a spear alternating between feeding myself, protecting myself and desperately trying to give myself just a little bit more leg room. I've stabbed sharks, taken pot shots at seagulls (get the hug away from my potato!) and managed to fill my non-existant pockets with various kinds of garbage with which to continue "surviving". If you can call a life lost on an endless ocean, alone... surviving.

 

Okay, so not entirely alone. I might pluck the wings off that hugging gull and have a friend for a while!

 

Kidding. The game does have a co-op mode, but I've yet to use it; having only the one play session under my belt. I find the entire thing oddly... mellow. Even when you're dying of thirst or hunger, I don't get the normal sense of urgency or panic I do from other such games. Maybe it's the sound of the ocean (note: do turn down the ambient noise, it's quite over powering.), or maybe it's the fact that you have no literal control over where your artificial island home goes or how fast. You can swim some, and there is the occasional dot of land poking up out of the waves: but largely you just drift in world empty save for the garbage of some civilization you haven't seen yet, and the ruins of other, failed, survivors.

 

So far, I am utterly enjoying the experience, but you do need to pay attention: there is no tutorial. You need to figure out how to survive on your own, but thankfully it's pretty obvious from the build menu what does what and how quickly you can/should make stuff.

 

Has anyone else acquired this soggy survival experience?



#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:12 PM

Had my first multiplay session! Definitely more fun with a friend. Though you end up needing double of everything (of course.) and to coordinate carefully as you can very quickly reach the limit of your resources when you aren't working with each other to get stuff done.



#3 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

Alright, eventually you end up with enough resources to put drag nets on your boat. They catch all the crap floating in the water FOR you if it passes into, or slightly besides the net. Makes things so much easier and quicker, and you can spend more time concentrating on food and water and less on having wood to burn. But as it stands: those nets are waaayyyy OP: same health as regular pontoon planks, and you can walk over them as if they were solid boards. If you put a bunch checkerboard style in the middle of the boat you don't miss anything.

 

Also: I am having way to much fun shooting bruce with arrows. It's silly how fun I find that to be.



#4 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:30 AM

Huhn. In my desire to exploit our resources... I accidentally made it to the current end game. Not gonna spoil it, but FOR ME, it changed how the game feels.



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:08 AM

... you drift up to the big colorful ride unload area and a bored teenager monotones 'thank you for enjoying our exciting river ride attraction exit to your left and come again for more exciting adventures NEXT.'
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#6 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:14 AM

I wish it was that anti-climatic, and if they ever drop mod tools, I might just slap in that ending. But no, not at all.



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:53 PM

Alright... so the game trolled me but hugging good.

 

In the last update, they included some items which you have to find from the world; notably a boombox and a captain's hat. So me and dave started a new world, and the first island we hit had them. Awesome. I drop the radio on the deck of our little raft, and get back to fishing. The radio is clever, snippets of songs and foreign language shows, switching pretty often so even there isn't a lot there, it doesn't get overly repetitive. When another broadcast breaks in. It's the phonetic alphabet. Holy shit. They hid something in there. I hope it's something related to the game lore. Maybe a distress call or a dead radio station like fallout 3. Oh they were ridiculously well implemented in Fo3.

 

So I listen. Nope, too fast too robotic. I need a paper and a pen. It took me SEVEN full listen throughs and a dozen half ones to work out what this little station was trying to tell me.

 

"All your rafts are belong to us". I literally threw my goddamn pen down when I got it. Masterful trolling, It's still got me pissed off. I loved it.





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